Stauffer. - Bro. Rudolph Stauffer. was born in Chester Co., Pa., Dec. 11, 1830; died Sept. 10, 1911, at his home near Spring City, Pa.; aged 80 y. 8 m. 29 d. He was a consistent member of the Mennonite Church for many years. He leaves a wife, 1 daughter and 3 sons. Services were conducted at the house by Bro. Clayton Kolb, and at Vincent Mennonite Church by Bro. Jacob Hunsberger, and Bro. Amos Kolb. Text: Psa. 9:10, 11. He was buried in the adjoining cemetery.
Hartzler. - Rebecca E. Hartzler. was born in Logan Co., Ohio, February 26, 1854; died at the home of Joseph Braden, in Logan Co., Ohio, Oct. 7, 1911; aged 57 y. 7 m. 11 d. She united with the Amish Mennonite Church at the age of 15 years and remained faithful until death. She leaves one sister and many friends to mourn her departure. Funeral services were held at South Union Church Monday at 11 o'clock, in charge of J. J. Warye and C. H. Byler. Interment was made at the Yoder Cemetery.
Zimmerman. - Bro. Jacob Zimmerman. was born March 21, 1828, in Lancaster Co., Pa.; died Oct. 5, 1911; aged 83 y. 6 in. 14 d. On Dec. 10, 1850, he was married to Elizabeth Martin, who preceded him to the grave a few years ago. To this union were born 10 children, 7 of whom survive. He was a faithful member of the Church, and his seat was seldom vacant as long as he was able to go to church services. Funeral services were held at the Weaverland Church on Oct. 9 by Bro. John Sauder in German and Bro. Benjamin Weaver in English.
Hartzler . -Josephine M. Hartzler was born in Cass Co., Mo., Dec. 28, 1875; died at her father's home, Oct. 14, 1911; aged 35 y. 9 in. 16 d. Her death was caused by the effects of an operation on her stomach. She suffered very much the last several months. She was a consistent member of the Sycamore A. M. Church and is survived by her father, David E. Hartzler, and one brother, Charles 0. Hartzler. Funeral at her home church , Oct. 16. Services by Bro. L. J. Miller from John 14:1 and S. E. Allgyer from Psa. 17:15, assisted by Bro. D. D. Miller of Ind. Interment in Clearfork Cemetery.
Boese - Bro. John Boese was born in Russia, April 2, 1852; died near Wayland, Iowa, Oct. 7, 1911; aged 59 y. 6 m. 5 d. In 1891 he came with his family to this country and located near Wayland, Iowa, and remained in this vicinity until death. He leaves to mourn his sudden departure, his wife and 9 children, 3 children preceding him to the spirit world. He also leaves 3 grandchildren, 3 brothers and 1 half-brother. He was a faithful member of the Sugar Creek Congregation till God called him home. On Oct. 10, his remains were laid to rest in the Sugar Creek Cemetery. Funeral services conducted by the home ministers.
Miller. - Sister Anna May, oldest daughter of Bro. Henry E. and Sister Lizzie Miller, was born May 7, 1898; died Oct. 10, 1911, of a complication of diseases, at the home of her parents in West Donegal Twp., Pa.; aged 12 y. 5 m. 10 d. She was yet young in years, but she felt the need of a Savior, so a few months before her death she applied for membership and was baptized at her home. Her health was failing for about a half year. She is survived by her parents, a sister Martha, and twin brother and sister, Henry and Elizabeth. The funeral was held Oct. 13, 1911 at Bossler's Church in charge of Bishop John Ebersole of Lawn, Pa., Pres. S. E. Garber and S. B. Landis. Peace to her ashes.
Prough. - Margaret Lutz Prough was born Feb. 6. 1844, in Rockingham Co., Va.; died Sept. 30, 1911, near Shipshewana, Ind.; aged 67 y. 7 m. 24 d. She was married to Harvey C. Prough, Sept. 1, 1861, living in this happy relatation 50 years and one month. She was the mother of eleven children, nine of whom survive, also 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She united with the Brethren Church in 1860, later uniting with the Mennonite Church at Shore, of which she has since been a member. Her health had been fairly good for many years. She had made all arrangements for her funeral. Funeral services were conducted by the brethren, O. S. Hostetler and Y. C. Miller. Text, Psa. 23. Funeral conducted at the Brethren Church, where a large congregation had met to pay the last tribute of respect. Y. C. Miller.
Maust. - Benjamin S. Maust was born in Somerset Co., Pa., April 15, 1835; died Oct. 18, 1911: aged 76 y. 6 m. 3 d. In 1883 he moved from Pennsylvania to Elkhart Co., Ind., near Bristol, where he lived until 1890, when he moved to Nappanee, and resided in this community until his death. In 1855 he united in matrimony with Martha Elisabeth Gradv. To this union were born ten children. The mother, three sons, two daughters, 36 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren survive him. He with his companion united with the Mennonite Church in their young days, and he died fully reconciled to the will of God, suffering much during his last week. The funeral services were conducted in the Nappanee M. H. by J. H. McGowen in English (Text, Psa. 8:4), and in German by David Burkholder (Text, Psa. 37:37). Interment at South Union cemetery. The funeral was largely attended.
Leaman. - Sister Frances, wife of Bro. John Leaman of Intercourse, Pa., was born May 27, 1861: died Oct. 7, 1911; aged 50 y. 5m 11d. Sister Leaman had been taken to the hospital to undergo an operation for gall-stones. She was improving but suffered a relapse and expired suddenly. It seemed to her as though her time here would be short. Before going to the hospital she desired once more to commune with her God. Bish. C. M. Brackbill of Gap, Pa., was called on and at once broke to her the Bread of Life. While she was falling asleep she repeated the 23rd Psalm. All the time she was there she told her many friends that called to see her that she was going home soon to live with Jesus. Soon the word came and the Master came and took her home. She had given herself up entirely to the Lord's will. She had no fears to pass through the valley of the shadow of death. Sister Leaman was a devoted member of the Mennonite Church. Besides her many friends she leaves a sorowing husband and three sons to mourn her departure. Sister Leaman was a daughter of the late Martin Rohrer. The funeral was held Oct. 10, at Hershey's Church. Services by Bros. John Senger and C. M. Brackbill. Psalm 23 was used as a text. We believe our loss is her eternal gain.
Hostetler. - .John J. Hostetler was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, May 11, 1867; died at his home in Logan Co., Ohio, Oct. 16, 1911; aged 44 y. 5 m. 5 d. At the age of 3 years he moved with his parents to Logan Co., where he lived until he was suddenly removed to his eternal home. At the age of 21 years he confessed Christ as his Savior, united with the A. M. Church and was a consistent member until death. In 1895 he was united in marriage with Amanda Kauffman. To this union were born seven children, four having preceded him to the spirit-world. He leaves a grief-stricken widow, three sons, father, mother, six brothers and one sister. His death was supposed to have been caused by neuralgia of the heart. On Monday morning he arose in usual good health eating a good breakfast and went to his work. Soon he returned complaining of not feeling very well and at 9 o'clock unexpectedly passed away. In the evening the home burned away, causing more sorrow to the already stricken family. A gasoline lighting plant which had not been used for some time was fixed that day ready for lighting, and at dusk when the lights were started in a short space of time the entire upper part of the building was in flames and was beyond control. The house and nearly all the contents were burned. Funeral services were held Oct. 18 at the Walnut Grove Church, where a large company of people had assembled to sympathize with the grief stricken family. Services were conducted by J. J. Warye assisted by Levi Plank.
Bender.-Sister Elizabeth Bender was born Jan. 9, I875,
in Manor Twp., Lancater Co., Pa.; died Oct. 25, 1911; aged 36
y. 9 m. 16 d. She accepted Christ as her Savior about 5 years
ago, and proved her devotion to Him by her regular attendance
at Sunday school and church services. Her affliction came suddenly
and in a few hours death claimed the body. Truly, we know not
what a day may bring forth. The family have the sympathy of all
and are comforted with a bright Christian hope. She leaves to
mourn her early departure a father, 3 brothers, 3 sisters and
all who knew her. While we reverently bow to the divine will we
realize what seems lost to us is the realization of a crown for
Services were held at the Masonville Church, Oct. 28, interment in the adjoining cemetery. Bros. Abram B. Herr (Text. Psalm 1) and Henry H. Haverstick (I Thes. 4:13,14) officiated.
Grieser- Henry B. Greiser was born in Germany, June 23, 1873; died of diabetes in Fisher, Ill., Oct. 10, 1911; aged 38 y. 3 m. 17 d. He united with the A. M. Church in his youth and remained a faithful member to the end. Bro. Greiser was united in matrimony with Emma Baecher, Oct. 5, 1905. This union was blessed with 2 children, who, with his sorrowing companion, his aged parents, 2 brothers, 3 sisters and many friends mourn his early departure. But they mourn not as those who have no hope. Funeral services were held at the house in English by Peter Zehr from Heb. 9:27 and at the East Bend Church in German by Peter Zehr and in English by A. A. Schrock from James 5:24-28 and Rev. 20: 12-15. Buried in the cemetery nearby.
Transcriber's note: Note that the name is "Grieser" in the heading, "Greiser" in the text.
Transcribed by Carl Metzler, Indiana
Gospel Herald - Volume IV, Number 32 - November 9, 1911 - page 511
Stauffer. - Martha Stauffer, nee Litwiller, was born in Tazewell Co., Ill., Sept. 18, 1883; died at Milford, Nebr., Oct. 26, 1911; aged 28 y. 1 m. 8 d. She was united in marriage to Danied J. Stauffer Sept. 12, 1905. She was a faithful member of the A. M. Church. She leaves to mourn her departure a husband, a daughter, a son, mother, 3 brothers, 2 sisters, and many relatives and friends. Her father, 1 brother and 1 sister preceded her to the bright world beyond. Funeral services and burial at the East Fairview Church, Milford, Nebr., conducted by Jos. Whitaker and D. D. Miller.
Wismer. - Mary Fretz, the beloved wife of Preacher Joseph Wismer, passed away at their home near Jordan Station, Ont., at the age of 69 years. She died Oct. 28 and was buried on the 31st. Sister Wismer had suffered severely for several months past with gangrene which began in her foot. She passed away a few days after an amputation, resorted to in an attempt to stay the disease. During a season of excruciating pain she bore the suffering with patience, and waited for the time of her release from these earthly trials. Her husband, 1 son and 2 daughters survive her. They sorrow not as those who have no hope. Funeral services at the Moyer meeting house were conducted by Bishop Freeman Rittenhouse of South Cayuga, Ont., assisted by S. F. Coffman. Burial in the graveyard near by. Peace to her ashes.
Ebersole. - Christian R. Ebersole was born in Franklin Co., Pa., May 18, 1837; died Oct. 13, 1911; aged 74 y. 4 m. 25 d. He was united in marriage to Susan Rutt Nov. 14, 1861. To this union 10 children were born, 6 still living. Funeral services were held Oct. 15, 1911, in the Mennonite Church near Sterling, Ill., conducted by Bro. Christian Good, assisted by Bro. John McCulloh. Text, John 5:24-29. He had for many years been a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. A blessed thought that we need not mourn as those who have no hope. His death was due to heart failure from which he was in failing health for the past two years. Aside from his wife and children he leaves to mourn his death 24 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Peace to his ashes.
Kratz. - Isaac Kratz was born in Lincoln Co., Ont., Aug. 18, 1834. He was a son of Abr. Kratz, for man years deacon of the Moyer Mennonite Church. He resided near the village of Jordan Station and had enjoyed reasonably good health for many years. His demise was due to an attack of pneumonia, coupled with heart failure. He is survived by his beloved companion and only son. He was a faithful member of the Old Mennonite Church and was highly esteemed by all who knew him. His consistent Christian life and warm-heartedness are a testimony of the faith which he had in Christ and the evidence of the hope which he entertained of the life to come. Such is the comfort for those who shall follow after. The funeral services were held on the 26th, conducted by Bishop Freeman Rittenhouse of South Cayuga, Ont. The body was laid to rest in the Jordan Station burying ground.
Whitmer. - Anna Whitmer, wife of Bro. David Whitmer,
died at her home in North Lima, O., Oct. 23, 1911; aged 68 y.
2 m. 21 d. Her maiden name was Otto, and she was born at Harmony,
Pa. She is survived by her husband and 3 children, Mary, Paul
and Martha Steiner. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite
Church. The closing days of her life were much occupied with meditation
and prayer, and an unfaltering and loving submission to the Master's
will. Funeral services were held at the North Lima Church by E.
M. Detweiler and Enos Hartzler from I Pet. 1:3, 4.
"Sleep, mother, sleep, no more to wake
To earth's keen pain and sorrow's blight,
So long in life your freedom come
From earthly care to mansions bright.
"Our loss your gain, our woe your joy,
Your sorrows changed to glad delight,
Gone from a world of strife and pain,
To live in joy in mansions bright."
Burkholder. - Abram R. Burkholder died Oct. 4, 1911, after an illness of five weeks, aged 81 y. 6 m . 19 d. His wife, by first marriage was Elizabeth Charles (daughter of Christian Charles, who died less than a year ago in his ninety-ninth year). She died thirty-four years ago. To this union were born 8 children, 1 of whom preceded her to the spirit world. He also leaves 22 grandchildren. He afterwards married Eve Ann Brenneman, who still survives him. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years. His father, Joseph Burkholder, was a bishop in the Church. During the last years of his life he was afflicted in mind so that he was deprived of the opportunity of attending worship as regularly as was his usual custom. He so often expressed his desire to go home. We have reason to believe that he is now where he longed to be. May we all prepare to meet him in heaven. Funeral services at the house, Oct. 8, by Noah Hess and at the Millersville Mennonite Church by Jacob Thomas and Daniel Gish, assisted by Frank Herr. Text, Rev. 21:6: "It is done." Interment in the Millersville Mennonite Cemetery.
We shall meet, but we shall miss him,
There will be one vacant chair;
We shall long again to see him,
Over on the other shore.
And we shall meet, and shall not miss him,
There will be no vacant chair;
Father, mother and all their children,
What a joyful meeting there.
Composed by his daughter.
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Hostetler. - Erma Hostetler was born in Tuscarawas Co., O., Feb. 3, 1910; died Sept. 21, 1911; aged 1 y. 7 m. 18 d. She died of spinal meningitis and convulsions. She leaves to mourn her early departure father, mother, 1 brother and 2 sisters. Buried at the Walnut Creek A. M. Church. Services by M. A. Mast and Carson Mast.
Eash. - Emmanuel Eash of Hollsopple, Pa., was born July 14, 1833; died of paralysis, Oct. 9, 1911; aged 78 y. 2 m. 25 d. He was preceded by his wife and 7 children and is survived by 4 daughters and a number of grandchildren. He was a member of the Mennonite Church. Funeral services were conducted Nov. 11, at the Blough Church by S. G. Shetler, E. J. Blough and Simon Layman. Interment in the cemetery near by.
Haverstick. - Earl Haverstick was born Feb. 7, 1895; died Oct. 25, 1911; aged 17 y. 7 m. 13 d. Earl was employed at the Borden Milk Condensing Factory, and while walking on the railroad track on the way to his work was struck by a passenger train and instantly killed. He was the oldest son of Bro. and Sister Amos Haverstick. He leaves his sorrowing parents and 2 brothers, who greatly mourn their loss. Funeral services conducted by A. C. Good from Jas. 4:14, at the Science Ridge Church near Sterling, Ill., where an exceptionally large number of relatives and friends gathered to pay a last tribute of respect.
Troyer. - Isaac Troyer was born in German Twp., Holmes Co., O., May 26, 1838; died Nov. 2, 1911; aged 73 y. 5 m. 6 d. He was married to Elizabeth Domer, and lived in matrimony 50 y. 7 m. 15 d. To this union were born 7 sons. He leaves to mourn his departure, wife, 5 sons, a brother, a sister, 17 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and a host of friends. He was a member of the Walnut Creek A. M. Church. Services by Ed. Shepfer of the Brethren Church. Text, Rev. 2:10 in English, and in German by Joseph Burckey of Tiskilwa, Ill., from 11 Cor. 1:1-4; also in German by S. H. Miller from Rev. 2:10.
Heatwole. - Catharine, widow of Samuel Heatwole, died of Bright's disease at her home near Lilly, Va., Oct. 29, 1911; aged 72 y. 10 m. 1 d. She had been a faithful member of the Mennonite Church since Nov. 1, 1857. On being visited by the writer a few days before her death she expressed herself in peace with God and man, and said she would like to stay with her children and grandchildren a while yet, but if it was the Lord's will she was ready and willing to depart. She requested that the twenty-third psalm should we used as a basis of her funeral discourse. She was the mother of 13 children, 10 of whom survive her. Funeral services were held at the Bank Church on the 31st conducted by L. J. Heatwole, assisted by _____ Thrasher, after which she was laid to rest in the cemetery near by.
Troyer.* - Lydia Troyer was born Apr. 23, 1839; died
Oct. 30, 1911; aged 72 y. 6 m. 7 d. The deceased was born in Knox
Co., 0. She was the daughter of John and Elizabeth Troyer, and
was one of 14 children, of whom 6 remain to mourn their loss.
She was united in marriage to Christian Y. Hostetler, Mar. 15,
1860. To this union were born 11 children and 22 grandchildren.
There remain to mourn her departure 7 children and 13 grandchildren.
The surviving children are, David, Christian, Ephraim, Samuel,
Amos, Ammon, and Barbara. The deceased united with the Amish Mennonite
Church in her tender years and lived a consistent Christian life.
Through her long period of suffering she was patient and resigned,
and died in the triumphs of a living faith. Funeral services were
conducted Nov. l, at the Walnut Grove Church by J. J. Warye assisted
by A. B. Horst. Interment at Alexander Cemetery.
*Married name is Hostetler - tlm
Hershey. - Sister Carrie, wife of Pre. J. H. Hershey, died at her home in Lititz, Pa., on Thursday, Nov. 2, 1911. Death resulted from pneumonia, with which disease she was confined to her bed for nearly two years. Her age was 47 y. 1 m. 5 d. Her maiden name was Sutton. She resided with her uncle, H. C. Raymond, at Council Bluffs, Iowa, the greater part of her single life, owing to the early death of her parents. It was here that she became the wife of Bro. J. H. Hershey, who survives her. She was a devout and active member of the Mennonite Church and a faithful helpmeet to her husband in his ministerial duties at Olathe, Kans. They moved to Lititz seven years ago. Besides her husband, the following children survive her: Grace, Willard, Ruth, Harvey and Jacob. A half-brother and an uncle and aunt also survive. Services at the house were conducted by Bro. John Bucher, and at the Warwick Mennonite Church by Bros. Jonas Hess, Noah Landis and Abram Herr. Text, Rev. 7:16, 17. Interment in Hess Cemetery.
Had He asked us, well we know,
We would say, "O, spare the blow!"
Yes, with streaming tears we'd pray,
"Lord, we love her, let her stay."
A sister in faith.
Fett. - John J. Fett, son of Albert and Anna Marguerite Fett, was born in Unterlindelburg, Germany, Apr. 3, 1838; died at his home in West Liberty, O., Oct. 1, 1911; aged 73 y. 5 m. 28 d. When 15 years old he came to America with his sister and her husband, first living in Fairfield Co., 0. After spending a few days in Champaign Co., O., and in Missouri, he returned to Logan Co., O., where he had lived for nearly half a century. Feb. 8, 1870, he was united in marriage to Nancy Yoder. To this union 6 children were born. Forty years were happily spent on the farm 2 miles west of West Liberty. During all these years there never was a sorrow to darken their home. One year ago they moved to town to live a retired life, which seemed to be their happiest days. When a young man he became a Christian, and united with the Amish Church, and remained consistent and faithful even unto death. The end came with only a week's sickness, blood-poisoning resulting from a little cut on his finger being the cause of his death. He knew the end was approaching and he gave satisfactory evidence that all was well. He was a lover of his home, and waited with a hearty welcome the homecoming of his children and friends. He leaves a wife, 6 children, a brother, a sister, 10 grandchildren and a host of friends to mourn his departure. Funeral services at the home, conducted by B. B. Stoltzfus and D. C. Yoder. Interment in Fair View Cemetery.
Yoder. - Jacob G., son of A. M. and Sadie Yoder, was
born Dec. 12, 1887; died Oct. 17, 1911; age 23 y. 10 m. 5 d. Jacob
united with the Amish Mennonite Church at the age of 20. On Feb.
12, 1908, he was united in marriage with Iva Grace, daughter of
Samuel P. and Emma Yoder. They lived very happily together, sharing
each other's joys and trials, until death separated them. All
that loving hearts and hands could do was done for Jacob during
his illness with typhoid fever, but it pleased the Father to take
him, and he left Iva this message: "I'm going home and I
want you to come." Besides his grief-stricken companion,
he leaves a baby daughter, Helen Dorothy, a father, mother, 2
brothers, 1 sister and many relatives and friends to mourn his
early departure. As a neighbor he was always obliging and ready
to lend a helping hand. His loving wife, father, mother and faithful
nurse, who were almost constantly at his bedside during his last
days, are comforted with the thought that his last day on earth
was spent in prayer and communion with his heavenly Father.
"A precious one from us has gone,
The voice we loved is stilled,
A place is vacant in our home
That never can be filled,"
Funeral services were conducted at South Union Church near West Liberty, O., Oct. 20, by Bros. S. E. Allgyer, and D. Carl Yoder. Interment in cemetery near the church.
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Weaver. - Orpha, daughter of Bro. Walter and Sister Minnie Weaver of Groffdale, Pa., died Nov. 5, 1911. Funeral Nov. 7, interment in the Groffdale Cemetery. Servives by Bish. Benj. Weaver.
Transcriber's note: "Servives" should likely be "Services".
Dittow. - Susan Dittow died at the home of her niece, Mrs. William Piper, near Maugansville, Md., Oct. 30, 1911, of paralysis; aged 67 y. 5 m. 27 d. She was sick only a few days. Susan was a member of the Evangelical Church near Cearfoss. She leaves 2 sisters and 1 brother. She longed to go home to be at rest, which I hope she is. She was a kind neighbor. Text, Job 1: 21.
Franks. - Ida Elverta Franks was born Aug. 3, 1874, in West Virginia; died Nov. 4, 1911, at her home near Masontown, Pa. In early life she united with the Methodist Church of which she continued a faithful member until her death. She is survived by her husband, Howard, and 6 children; also her father, 2 sisters, 4 brothers, and a host of friends. Services at the house by Bro. E. D. Hess and at the church by her pastor. Interment in the Cheat Haven Cemetery.
Widmer. - Welmer W., infant son of Bro. Daniel and Sister
Elfie Widmer of Albany, Oreg., was born Sept. 21, 1911; died Nov.
6, 1911; aged 1 m. 16 d. Funeral services were held at the Mennonite
Church in Albany, Nov. 7. Interment in the Albany Cemetery. Services
were conducted by Bro. J. P. Bontrager. Text, Psa. I03:15.
Fond parents, calm the heaving breast,
The Savior called little Welmer home;
Grieve not, your darling is at rest,
Beyond this vale of gloom.
J. P. B.
Selzer. - Anna, daughter of Nicholas and Elizabeth Bitikofer, was born in Holmes Co., O., Jan. 10, 1857; died Nov. 5, 1911; aged 54 y. 9 m. 25 d. She was married to Henry Selzer in Holmes Co., O., Non. 27, 1879. To this union were born 4 sons and 3 daughters. She leaves to mourn her departure, husband, 4 sons, 3 daughters, 7 grandchildren, 4 brothers and 1 sister. Funeral Tuesday, Nov. 7, at the Spring Valley Church, conducted by T. M. Erb of Hesston, Kans. Text used, II Tim. 4:7, 8, selected by the deceased a few days before she passed away.
King. - Nancy J. Bartlett was born in Benton Co., Mo., Apr. 21, 1841; died in Camden Co., Mo., Oct. 23, 1911; aged 70 y. 6 m. 2 d. In her early years she was married to Alfonzo Sumner who with one son preceded her to the spirit world. In 1879 she was married to A. S. King. To this union was born 1 son and 1 daughter, both of whom preceded her to the spirit world. In her early years she united with the Methodist Church. She often talked about the heavenly home and seemed to be willing to depart this life and enter her home in heaven. She leaves to mourn her departure a sorrowing husband, 1 daughter, 1 granddaughter, with a host of relatives and friends. May God comfort the sorrowing ones and cause them to prepare themselves to meet her in the better world. After reading and prayer by Bro. H. A. Willson her remains were laid to rest in the Wilson Bend Cemetery.
Geiger. - Anna Geiger, nee Steiner, was born in Wayne Co., O., Oct. 3I, 1830; died at her late home in Putnam Co., O., Nov. 1, 1911; aged 81 y. 1 d. In her younger years she joined the Mennonite Church and in June, 1854, she was married to John Geiger of Putnam Co., and moved with him to the present home, where they lived together until 1886, when her husband died, having lived together 32 years. David, the youngest, preceded her to the spirit world nearly 2 years ago. A sister, Elizabeth Thut, died June I, 1905, aged 65 yrs. A brother, J. C. Steiner, died Sept. 27, 1909, aged 64 yrs. Pre. C. P. Steiner, a brother, died July 28, 1910, aged 77 yrs. Lydia, wife of J. L. Steiner (a nephew), died in Aug., 1910, aged 31 yrs. Pre. M. S. Steiner, a nephew, died Mar. 12, 1911, aged 44 y. 10 m. 12 d. Several other near relatives have passed to the spirit world in this short space of time. So we can see how uncertain the death angel comes. May God comfort all the bereaved ones and may we all live such lives that we may meet again.
Miller. - Anna (Garber) Miller was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., Nov. 24, 1876; died near Goshen, Ind., Nov. 6, 1911; aged 34 y. 11 m. 13 d. She was married to G. Monroe Miller Nov. 24, 1898. To this union were born 4 girls and two boys. Two of the girls having died in infancy leaving Vernon, Ruth,, Esther and John, aged respectively nine, five and three years, and six and a half months, who with a sorrowing companion, 3 brothers and 2 sisters and many friends are left to mourn their loss. Her parents, 3 brothers and 5 sisters preceded her to the eternal world. She united with the Mennonite Church at the age of 18 and sought to be faithful in her service to her Master, taking a deep interest in Church and Sunday school work. She was much concerned that her children should be properly brought up and prayed that they should become faithful soldiers of the cross. Funeral services were conducted at the house by I. R. Detweiler and at the Clinton (Brick) Church by Y. C. Miller and J. S. Hartzler. Text, Rev. 14:13.
Hershberger. - Daniel D. Hershberger was born in Somerset Co., Pa., May 24, 1846; died at his home near Norfolk, Va., Nov. 6, 1911; aged 65 y. 5 m. I3 d. Bro. Hershberger was twice married. His first wife was Magdalina Bender. To this union was born 1 son, Christian D. Hershberger of Grantsville, Md. His second wife was Annie E. Yoder. To this union was born 1 son, Simon D. Hershberger of Norfolk, Va., who with his brother and mother, survive in his death. The family has lost a kind, loving husband and father, the community an excellent neighbor, and the Church an earnest and devoted brother and worker. He united with the Amish Mennonite Church in his young days and remained faithful unto the end, always ready to do what he could. He had been in ill health for some time, but in all his suffering he was patient, resigned and always cheerful, was conscious up to the last moment. His last words were, It is all over, now for the better land, and while we deeply sympathize with the bereaved family we feel that their loss is his eternal gain. Funeral services were conducted by Bro. Joseph Zook from John I4:1-3. Buried in the new burying ground near his late home.
Father, father, dearest father,
Rest thou in thy last repose;
While the waters lonely murmur
While the zephyrs gently blow.
Silent is thy voice forever,
Vacant now thy empty chair;
Oh we miss thee, dearest father
Miss thee every new-born day.
Oh we hope to meet thee, father,
And join with the ransomed throng;
Where our voices e'er will mingle,
In a glad triumphant song.
Transcribed by Carl Metzler, Indiana
Gospel Herald - Volume IV, Number 35 - November 30, 1911 - page 558
Snyder. - Lois Mareta Snyder was born May 28, 1908: died Nov. 15, 1911, after an illness of less than a day of croup. Funeral services at the home of her parents Jacob and Edith Snyder, by S. E. Allgyer and Abram Metzler. Besides her parents she leaves to mourn her early departure 4 brothers arid 4 sisters.
Eash. - Jacob C. Eash was born in Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., Pa., Dec. 9, 1828; died Nov. 11, 1911; aged 82 y. 12 m. 2 d. He was married twice; his first wife was Nancy Kaufman and his second Katie Alwine. He leaves to mourn his departure, wife, 8 sons, 4 daughters, I sister and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was a member of the Kaufman A. M. Church. Services by David Hildebrand of the Brethren Church in English. Text, Job 5:26. In German by L. A Blough.
White. - Mary Ann White was born in 1840; died Nov 5, 1921 ; aged 71 y. 2 m. 1 d. Deceased was born in Tuscarawas Co., O. She was a member of the Methodist Church, later moved to Indiana and was married to John A. White in 1864. To this union were born 3 children, 13 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren who besides her sorrowing husband are mourning her loss. Funeral services were conducted Nov. 18 at the Roy Chapel Church by Y. C. Miller from the text, "For if the dead rise not then is Christ not raised and if Christ be not raised your faith is vain: ye are yet in your sins." Interment at Osborne Cemetery.
Transcriber's note: Date of death should be Nov. 5, 1911, OR he was "aged 81 y." -- the arithmetic doesn't work for dates and age given.
Good. - Bro. Benamin Good died Nov. 17, 1911; aged 80 y. 22 d. He was buried on the 20th at the Old Mennonite cemetery near Bowmansville, Pa. Services were conducted by Bros. Benj. Weaver and N. B. Bowman. Text, Job 33:4. Bro. Good was life long resident of Brecknock township, Lancaster Co.. Pa., and was never married. He was a man of more than ordinary ability. In company he did not say such, but with a companion alone he spoke intelligently on almost any subject whether it was the Bible or current affairs. His seat in the church and Sunday school was seldom vacant. He was the oldest member of our Sunday school. Cor.
Transcriber's note: The phrase "say such" is as printed, maybe should be "say much"..
Plank. - Anna May, daughter of Samuel and Lydia Plank, was born near Allensville, Pa., July 6, 1890; died near West Liberty, O., Nov. 15. 1911; aged 21 y. 4 m. 9 d., after a week's serious illness of Bright's disease. Again the grim reaper has come and this time he has taken Anna, our loving daughter, sister and friend. Again we must humbly bow in submission to our heavenly Father who does all things well. Anna united with the Amish Mennonite Church when she was thirteen years old and lived a life devoted to the Master's cause. She removd to Champaign Co., O., last spring. She was lovingly and tenderly cared for during her short sickness, but it was not God's will to restore her. We have confidence that she is beyond the river sweetly resting in Jesus. One brother has preceded her to the spirit world. During the short time she was with us she made many friends, who, with her parents, two brothers, one sister, and many other relatives mourn her early departure. Funeral services were held at the South Union Church on the 17th, conducted by J. J. Warye, assisted by Levi Plank.
Our Anna has gone to the regions above,
So free from all sorrow and pain;
To the land of the blest, the city of love,
Where she never will suffer again.
Her wearied brow is cold in death,
Her eyelids gently closed;
Her loving voice is forever hushed,
Her form is in sweet repose.
J. J. W.
Transcribed by Carl Metzler, Indiana