Miller - Ida May (Eash) Miller was born in La Grange Co., Ind., March 17, 1881; died Aug. 14, 1916; aged 35 y. 4 m. 28 d. She was married to Bro. Elmer Miller March 5, 1904. To this union were born 5 children, Willie, Harold, Emma, Beulah, and Charlotte. She united with the Mennonite Church in her youth and remained a member until death. She was a devoted, faithful wife and mother. She leaves to mourn her departure her husband, 5 children, father and mother, 5 brothers and 3 sisters. Funeral services at the Emma M. H. conducted by Oscar Hostetler and D. D. Miller.
Weaver - Senetta (Cressman) Weaver was born at Breslau,
Ont., Aug. 3, 1887; died near Middlebury, Ind., Sept. 4, 1916;
aged 29 y. 1 m. 1 d. She was converted early in her teens and
was a member of the Mennonite Church until her death.
On Oct. 27 she was married to Ben M. Weaver and several months later moved near Middlebury, Ind., where she resided until called to her home above.
She leaves to mourn her early departure a husband, father, 2 sisters, and 3 brothers besides many friends. Funeral services at the Pleasant Valley meeting house by Jno. Mishler and D. D. Miller.
Schmidt - Leah Eshleman was born in Wilmot Tp., Waterloo Co., Ont., March 29, 1846; died Sept. 12, 1916; aged 70 y. 5 m. 14 d. She was united in marriage to David B. Schmitt April 12, 1871, lived in matrimony 24 years. He preceded her to the glory world 21 years. This union was blest with 7 sons, 5 of whom survive to mourn the loss of a kind and loving mother. She united with the Mennonite Church a number of years ago and remained faithful until death. Funeral services were conducted at the Latschar Menmnonite Church on Sept. 15, by the brethren Manasseh Hallman and Jonas Snider. Texts, Heb. 11:16; I Cor. 15:55, 56.
Bixler - Elmer, youngest son of Bro. John and Sister Katie (Lehman) Bixler, was born Sept. 13, 1913; died Sept. 22, 1916; aged 3 y. 6 d. Little Elmer suffered much pain during his last days of life. Elmer was sick 3 weeks and 2 days. First cholera infantum set in, followed by an abscess which caused his death. Elmer was bright and pleasant; a joy to the home indeed. He leaves to mourn his early departure, father, mother, 4 sisters, 1 brother and 1 half-brother, besides other relatives. His little footsteps will no more be heard, his smiling face will no more greet us as we enter the home. But this assurance we have that he is "Safe in the arms of Jesus." He will no more come to us but let us strive to live such lives so that we may go to him. His body was laid to rest in the cemetery at the Sonnenberg Church near Dalton, O., Sept. 24, 1916. Services conducted by J. J. Moser, J. J. Nussbaum, and C. M. Amstutz.
Shenk - Sister Mary Pletcher Shenk was born in Whitley Co., Ind, Oct 12, 1863; died Sept. 18, 1916; aged 52 y. 11 m. 6 d. When 14 years of age she moved with her parents to Harvey Co., Kans., and the same year accepted Christ as her Savior. Sept. 20, 1885, she was married to John Shenk who is left to mourn her loss. She also leaves 1 son, 3 sisters and 3 brothers. She came to Colorado with her husband and son in the year 1907 and has been a consistent member in the Church and a Sunday school teacher, also has at times helped to visit homes trying to get others interested in the good work. She was buried in the East Holbrook Cemetery. Funeral sermon by John Thut and A. M. Leatherman.
Huber - Abraham B. Huber of Neffsville, Lancaster Co., PA., died at his home Aug. 26, 1916, of general debility and old age He was in his eighty-third year. He was a member and regular attendant of the Mennonite Church at East Petersburg. He is survived by the following children; Benjamin of Neffsville; Abram, of Fruitville; Lizzie, wife of Amos Rohrer, East Petersburg; Fannie, wife of David E. Herr, Lancaster Tp., and Mary, wife of Jonas M. Harnish of New Danville. He is also survived by 35 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and the following brothers and sisters; David of Fruitville; John, of Manheim; Mrs. Barbara Shetter, Chambersburg, Pa., and Mrs. Annie Hostetter of near East Petersburg. He was buried in the graveyard admoining the church. Peace to his ashes.
Bender - Lydia Miller Bender was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., April 7, 1846; died Sept. 23, 1916, near Milford, Nebr,; aged 70 y. 5 m. 16 d. She was married to Davin Bender, April 1, 1875, and lived in matrimony 37 years. Father Bender preceded her to the spirit world four years ago. She leaves to mourn her departure, 3 sisters, 6 step-children and a host of friends. Mother Bender united with the A. M. Church in her youth. She was a faithful member to the end, and her only desire wAS to go home to the spirit world and be at home with her Redeemer. She was a kind and loving mother and tried to rear the children as a Christian mother should. She always filled her place in church when health world permit. We mourn not as those who have no hope. Her remains were lad to rest in the East Fairview Cemetery Sept. 26. Funeral services by Elder Peter Kennel in German and Pre. F. Gingerich anod W. Eicher in English.
Martin - Jacob Martin was born Jan. 10, 1844, in Lancaster Co., PA; died Sept. 22, 1916; aged 72y. 8 m. 12 d. When 6 years old he came with his parents to Wayne Co., Ohio, and resided in Green Tp. the remaining days of his life. On Jan. 10, 1868, he was united in marriage with Sister Fanny Hurst, who died Aug. 10, 1869. On Oct. 19. 1871, he was married to Sister Fanny Brubaker. To this union were born 1 son and 1 daughter, who died in infancy. There remains 1 son, Daniel, and his wife, and 2 grandchildren to mourn the loss of a dear father. He was of a family of 12 children. Two brothers and 1 sister remain to mourn his departure. He united with the Mennonite Church about the year 1860 and was a faithful member to the end. He bore his suffering patiently, was resigned to Godís will and peacefully fell asleep in Jesus. Funeral services conducted by I. J. Buchwalter and C. Z. Yoder. Text, Luke 10:20.
Kauffman - Magdalena Kauffman (nee Troyer) was born
in Holmes Co., Ohio, Sept. 12, 1828; died at her home in West
Liberty, Ohio, Aug. 6, 1916; aged 87 y. 10 m. 24 d.
Early in life she moved with her parents to Wayne Co., Ohio, where she grew to womanhood. Of her parents' family consisting of 11 children, but one remains.
She was married to Eli Kauffman in 1861. Five daughters and 1 son were born to this union. In 1881 they moved from Wayne Co. to their home near West Liberty, where the first family tie was broken in the death of the husband and father in 1889.
Early in life she accepted her Savior and united with the Amish Mennonite Church, in which communion she remained faithful to the end. While bodily infirmities often hindered her in attendance to regular divine service, she gladly embraced every opportunity for spiritual edification in her home.
Besides her 6 children she faithfully took the place of a mother to 3 step-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends are called to mourn the loss of a faithful mother and sister in Christ.
Funeral services at South Union Church Aug. 9, in charge of Bro. A. I. Yoder.
"Dearest mother, thou has left us,
And our sorrow now we deeply feel;
But 'tis God that hath bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal."
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Bixler. - Elmer, son of Bro. John D. and Sister Katie Bixler, was born Sept. 15, 1913 in Wayne Co., O., died of cholera infantum Sept. 22, 1916; aged 3 y. 6 d. He is survived by his parents, 2 brothers, 4 sisters, and a host of relatives to mourn his early departure. Funeral was held at the Swiss Mennonite Church Sept. 24. Services by Bro. C. M. Amstutz.
Kauffman. - Bro. Jacob M. Kauffman came to the Mennonite Old People's Home, Marshallville, Ohio, July 14, 1915. He died Sept. 2, 1916; aged about 83 years. He had been failing for several months, gradually getting weaker. A short funeral service was held at the Home on the morning of the 21st, after which the body was taken to Middlebury, Ind., where services were held at the Mennonite Church and the remains were buried at Forest Grove Cemetery.
Falb. - Abraham Falb was born in Wayne Co., O., July
10, 1839; died of chronic interstitis nephritis, at his home near
Mt. Eaton, O., Sept. 27, 1916; aged 77 y. 2 m. 17 d. He was married
to Maria Steiner, Aug. 19., 1875. To this union were born 8 children.
He leaves to mourn his departure his loving companion, 3 sons,
4 daughters, I sister and 9 grandchildren, yet they need not mourn
as those without hope. He was baptized and received into the Swiss
Mennonite Church in his early years, and remained faithful unto
the end. In his last days of suffering he repeated II Tim. 4:7,
8, which shows his faith and trust in the Lord.
Services were held Sept. 30, by Bro. Jacob Nussbaum.
One son and 1 grandchild preceded him to the spirit world.
Heiser. - Barbara R. Heiser was born Oct. 24, 1889;
died Sept. 30. 1916; aged 26 y. 11 m. 6 d. She united with the
Amish Mennonite Church at the age of about 15 years, and lived
a faithful Christian life until the Lord called her home.
Sister Barbara leaves her father and mother and 6 brothers and 3 sisters, and many relatives and friends to mourn her early departure. One infant brother and sister preceded her to the spirit world. She had been failing in health for several months previous to her death and was patient in her affliction.
Funeral Oct. 2. Services were conducted by Bros. Daniel Grieser in German and Andrew Schrock in English. Text, Jas. 4:14. Interment at the East Bend Cemetery, with appropriate remarks by Bro. Peter Zehr.
Snyder. - Martin B. Snyder was born May 22, 1849; died
at his home in Waterloo, Ont., Sept. 29, 1916; aged 67 y. 4 m.
7 d. In 1870 he was united in matrimony with Mary Shantz, to which
union were born 9 children, 5 sons and 4 daughters, of whom one
daughter preceded him in infancy. Bro. Snyder was a faithful member
of the Mennonite Church at Waterloo, and will be greatly missed
in the church, as well as in the home and community, but we trust
our loss may be his gain and need not mourn as others that have
Funeral services conducted by Bro. Noah Stauffer and Jonas Snider from Rev. 20:6, on Oct. 3, at the Waterloo Church and the remains were buried at the David Eby Cemetery. This was on July 14, 1915. He died Sept. 2, 1916; aged about 83 years. He had been failing for several months, gradually getting weaker. A short funeral service was held at the Home on the morning of the 21st, after which the body was taken to Middlebury, Ind., where services were held at the Mennonite Church and the remains were buried at Forest Grove Cemetery.
Hershberger. - George Hershberger was born at Trail,
Ohio, Sept. 20, 1876, and died at his home in Sugar Creek, Sept.
17, 1916; aged 39 y. 11 m. 27 d. He was married to Mellie Gerber
Nov. 20., 1903. To this union were born 2 sons. He leaves to mourn
his departure wife, 2 sons, father, 1 brother, and 6 sisters;
mother, 2 brothers, and 1 sister preceded him to the eternal world.
Bro. Hershberger was a member of the Amish Mennonite Church at
Walnut Creek since his youth and remained faithful to the church
of his choice until death called him.
His funeral was held at the Amish Mennonite Church at Walnut Creek on Sept. 20. Burial at the cemetery near by.
His death is attributed to an operation for appendicitis which was performed 10 days prior to his death. Service by S. H. Miller from I Thes. 4:14, and Ed Sheffer of the Brethren Church assisted him from Rev. 7:17, last clause.
High. - Howard, son of Henry and Mary High, was born in Blooming Glen, Pa., Feb. 20, 1899 died July 25, 1916; aged 17 y. 5 m. 5 d. He was buried the next day on account of his disease which was pronounced infantile paralysis. Bro. Howard was a very bright and refined young man, loved by almost everybody who came in contact with him. He united with the Church during a revival conducted by Bro. John W. Weaver two years ago, for which we were all grad when death came so unexpectedly and suddenly. Bro. High left a glowing testimony behind. Near his end he called all of the family to his bedside and gave them all goodbye for the last time, and told them to live faithful lives, so that they could meet each other again. He also told his mother that a large company of angels were in his room. Oh, how glorious when we can lay our loved ones away with such a hope. His parents, 1 brother and 1 sister survive.
Hunsicker. - Mary - Polly) Hunsicker, wife of Isaac M. Hunsicker, was born April 30, 1848, and died Aug. 9, 1916; aged 69 y. 2 m. 9 d. About a year and a half ago she had a stroke while attending a funeral, but recovered again so she could sit in a rocking chair until she got a second stroke, which ended her career in this world. She spent a lot of her time in singing and talking to her God, sometimes a whole night Often when some young person died she wished she could have gone instead. She was a faithful member of the Blooming Glen - Pa.) Mennonite Church, always concerned about the needy in the neighborhood and always ready to lend a helping hand. Only those who have lost their mother know what it is, but why should we mourn when she longed daily to go home, where her lame limbs would be restored again. She is survived by her husband, 1 son and 1 daughter.
Clemens. - Viola D., orphan daughter of the late Bro. John and Sister Ida Clemens, died Sept. 9, 1916, at the home of her uncle and aunt, Bro. Harvey and Sister Martha Clemmer, aged 6 y. 9 m. 28 d. The little girl was sick only 26 hours with cholera infantum, followed by convulsions. Her suffering was intense. Why such an innocent little child had to suffer so intensely is hard to understand. We do not wish to complain, though we can not understand. We have the blessed promise that some day we shall understand. On April 1, 1915, her father died of tuberculosis and Jan. 22, 1916, her mother died of the same disease. The little girl was the last of the family. Funeral services Sept. 14 at the Low Salford, Montgomery Co., Pa., Mennonite Church, conducted by Bros. Jacob Moyer, Henry Clemmer, and Rhine Alderfer. Text, Luke 8:52.
God saw fit to call her higher,
But is seems it cannot be,
As our home is now so lonely,
Since her form we cannot see.
Such is life, we see it daily,
But we cannot understand,
Toll we meet in the hereafter,
In that bright and better land.
Groff. - Rachael M. Groff, daughter of Samuel and Annie
Nissley, was born Sept. 28, 1902; died Sept. 22, 1916, at her
home in Dauphin Co., Pa; aged 13 y. 11 m. 25 d. She leaves to
mourn her early departure, a step-father, mother, 5 sisters, and
1 brother. She had been sick but a short time until the Lord called
her home. She accepted her Savior but a short time before her
sickness but was called away before being received into the Church.
May this be a loud call to all to prepare to meet our God. She
will be greatly missed in the home and also in the Sunday school.
She was laid to rest Sept. 26. Services at the Elizabethtown Mennonite
Church, conducted by Bros. John Ebersole and Simon Garber; text,
Matt. 25:44. Interment at Erisman's Cemetery.
A poem composed by Rachael not long ago will be published shortly in the Words of Cheer.
Tyson. - Cora M. Ries was born near Bowling Green, Wood
Co., Ohio, Oct. 9, 1873; was married to George J. Tyson on March
14, 1901 died at the family home six miles from Albany, Oreg.,
Sept. 13, 1916; aged 42 y. 11 m. 4 d. She leaves to mourn her
departure husband, 1 daughter, 2 sons, 1 brother and 3 sisters.
Sister Tyson united with the Brethren Church in early life and was a devoted follower of her Lord and Master until death.
In the home she was a kind and loving wife and mother, she will be missed in the home, in the Church, and in the community where she lived.
Funeral services the 17th at the Mennonite Church conducted by Bro. J. P. Bontrager, assisted by M. E. Brenneman. Text, Psa. 89:48. Buried in the Riverside Cemetery.
"She resteth now. No more her breast
Heaves with it weary breath:
Pain sits no longer on the brow
Where lies the calm of death.
Sunk to her rest like a tired child,
She lies in slumber deep,
Soft folded in the arms of Him
Who giveth His beloved sleep."
Litwiller. - Moses Litwiller, son of Christian and Maria
Litwiller, was born in St. Agatha, Waterloo Co., Ont., July 1,
1876 and died in Petersburg, Ont., Sept. 24, 1916; aged 40 y.
2 m. 24 d. He was married to Lydia Brenneman about 15 years ago.
To this union were born 6 sons.
Bro. Litwiller accepted Christ when a young man and united with the A. M. Church, and was faithful until the end. He was sick only three weeks. First he had enlargement of the heart, after which he got pneumonia. We thought he was getting better, then gangrene set in.
Bro. Litwiller expressed hope in the home beyond and desired the services of the Word and prayer and the singing during his days of sufferings. We can hardly understand why he was taken. We miss him so much. We have lost him. Heaven has found him, and we know that everything God does is well done. May we all take comfort in the thought that he now rests in the Savior.
He leaves to mourn his departure his wife, 6 sons, parents, 3 brothers, and 5 sisters; also many relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at the St. Agatha A. M. Church on Tuesday, Sept. 25, conducted by Bros. Chr. Kropf of Tavistock and Eli Frey of Archbold, O. Text, II Tim. 4:7, 8, and Isa. 38, last clause of first verse. "Set thine house in order, for thou shalt die and not live." Interment in cemetery near by.
Around your sick bed, dear brother
We watched with our tenderest care,
Through the weary hours you suffered,
While our hearts were uplifed in rpraye.
Your life work is ended, dear brother,
Youíre with the loved ones gone before,
May we all prepare to meet you
On that bright celestial shore.
By his sister
Berkey. - Jacob P. Berkey was born near White Bluff,
Dixon Co., Tenn., Sept. 8, 1874. At the age of 5 years he came
with his parents to Harvey Co., Kans., and at the age of 15 to
Eugene, Oreg. In 1895 he was married to Nora Goodman. To this
union 2 daughters were born - Erman and Bessie. On Nov. 7, 1903,
his wife died, leaving him alone to take care of his little girls.
On March 31, 1907, he was married to Lydia Bare at Oronogo, Mo.
His death took place at the Mennonite Sanitarium, near La Junta, Colo., on Sept. 23, 1916. His age was 42 y. 15 d. He leaves to mourn his departure his wife, 2 daughters, 2 adopted sons, 5 brothers, and 5 sisters, besides a large number of relatives and friends. He united with the Mennonite Church while living in Oregon when he was yet a young man and remained true to that faith until the end. Was ordained to the ministry in Sept., 1906, and served God and the Church in this capacity at various places faithfully as long as his health permitted. He was a man of studious and devotional character. He loved his Bible and was firm in his belief in the plain, simple teachings of God's Word.
In Bro. Berkey's death the family loses a kind, loving husband and father, the town and community a good citizen and neighbor and the Church a faithful and consistent minister of the Gospel.
Bro. Berkey was a tireless worker for the Lord, besides his duty in his own congregation, he had appointments at two neighboring school houses where he faithfully dealt out God's Word in no uncertain sound, this he did as long as health permitted. One beautiful characteristic in his life was that he made for himself no reputation, he sought only to please his God and without fear of favor of man.
His body was shipped back to Harper for burial, services taking place at the Pleasant Valley Church, conducted by T. M. Erb and S. C. Miller, bishops, assisted by the home ministry.
The family desire to thank the brethren, sisters and friends for their kind assistance during the sickness and death of Bro. Berkey.
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Zimmer. - Ray, the youngest child of Mr. And Mrs. Jacob Zimmer, died at the home of the parents near Beaver Crossing, Nebr., Sept. 24, 1916; aged 5 y. 6 m. 14 d. He leaves to mourn his loss father and mother, a brother. Clyde, many relatives and friends who will miss his bright face and sweet smile; but we know he is well taken care of and will be waiting over there to welcome us to that home where parting is no more.
Troyer. - Sevilla Troyer was born in Homes Co., O., Dec. 17, 1845; died at Fairbanks, Texas, Sept. 29, 1916; aged 70 y. 9 m. 12 d. She was married to L. D. Troyer Feb. 9, 1865. To this union were born 1 son and 3 daughters, 2 of whom preceded her to the great beyond. She leaves to mourn her loss a loving husband, son and daughter, 6 grandchildren, 2 brothers, 5 sisters and a host of sympathizing friends. Buried at Tuleta, Texas, Oct. 3. Text, Rev. 21:3, 4, by Bro. D. Y. Hooley.
Schertz. - William P. Schertz was born Marcy 28, 1869, near Eureka, Ill., was struck by lightning and died almost instantly Sept. 26, 1916, near Manson, Ia.; aged 47 y. 6 m. He leaves to mourn his sudden departure his mother - Sister Katherine Garber), his wife, 9 children, and 2 grandchildren. His father preceded him to the spirit world. Funeral services were held in the Mennonite Church in Manson Sept. 29, conducted by Bro. J. S. Shoemaker of Freeport, Ill. Text, Matt. 5:25-29. May God bless Sister Schertz and family and Sister Garber in their sad bereavement.
Kurtz. - Lydia Irene, daughter of David H. and Amelia
Kurtz, died Sept. 14, 1916, near Wolftrap, Va., aged 2 y. 7 m.
5 d. Death was due to diphtheria. She was burined in the Mennonite
graveyard near Wolftrap. In the absence of a minister Bro. Charlie
Grove conducted a service with Scripture reading and prayer at
Little Lydia loved to sing and showed remarkable aptness in learning hymn tunes. Her dear smiling face is much missed in the home and Sunday school, where even at her early age she could recite a few Scripture verses. A brother, 2 sisters, 3 step-brothers, father, and mother remain to mourn her loss, besides friends old and young.
Grove. - At his late residence, Ringwood, Ont., Jacob S. Grove departed this life Sept. 25, 1916, in his 77th year. Deceased was a son of the late Abraham Grove, Sr., and lived on the homestead in Markham Tp., all his life. He was first married to Martha Ramer. This union was blesed with 2 sons and 2 daughters, Truman at home, Wilmot deceased, Mrs. Elias Hoover, and Mrs. Sonnor, Stouffville, Ont. His second wife was Mary Byer, who preceded him to the spirit world about 16 or 17 year ago. Bro. Grove and his wife were members of the Mennonite Church and remained faithful until death. The funeral which was conducted by L. J. Burkholder on the 27th at the Dixon Hill Church, was largely attended.
Witmer. - Jesser Andrew Witmer was born in Waterloo Tp., Waterloo Co., Ont. On July 9, 1882; died Sept. 15, 1916; aged 34 y. 2 m. 6 d. On Jan 10, 1910, he was united in marriage to Sophia Snyder, who with a young daughter and son, his mother, a sister, and a brother survive to mourn his untimely departure. His father predeceased him only last May. Eight days previous to his death he had the misfortune to fall into the cylinder of a threshing machine which necessitated the amputation of 3 toes. Later tetanus or lockjaw developed, which was the cause of his death. Early in life he united with the Mennonite Church and has been an ardent worker in the Sunday school, being superintendent for three years past. He will indeed be missed much in the home, the church, and the community; but we trust in Him who doeth all things well. Funeral services were conducted at the Wanner «hurch on Sept. 18 by Oscar Burkholder and Benjamin Schantz. Text, Psa. 39:4.
Shellenberger. - Jacob B. Shellenberger died at his late residence near Evendale, Juniata Co., Pa., July 29, 1916; aged 81 y. 7 m. 1 d. His death was caused by a complication of diseases. He suffered greatly the last two weeks but bore it very patiently. He is survived by his invalid widow, 2 brothers, 2 sisters, Isaac of near Oakland Mills, Pa., John of Nebraska, Mrs. Lizzie Shotzberger of Evendale, Pa., Fannie Hummel of New Berlin, Union Co., Pa. The deceased had no children but raised two orphan children, Mrs. John Berkihiser of near Oakland Mills, Pa., from infancy and Nathaniel Burbaker of Lewistown from the age of 10 years. He was laid to rest in the Lauver churchyard. Funeral services were held Aug. 1, by Simon Auker at the house and at the church by Wm. Graybill Samuel Leiter and Wm. Sieber.
"Husband thou hast left me lonely,
Here thy loss I deeply feel;
But 'twas God that hath bereft me,
He will all my sorrows heal."
Falb. - Abraham Falb was born in Wayne Co., O., July
10, 1839; died at the same place Sept. 27, 1916; at the age of
77 y. 2 m. 17 d. He was converted in his early years and was a
member of the Mennonite Church until his death.
He was married to Maria Steiner Aug. 19, 1875, and lived in matrimony a little over 41 years. This union was blessed with 4 sons and 4 daughters. One son preceded him in death. He leaves to mourn his departure his companion, 7 children, 8 grandchildren, and 1 aged sister. They mourn not as those who have no hope.
Father was sick only 4 days, death resulting from a bad cold and old age. He had a longing desire to leave this world and be with the redeemed ones. Although his place is vacant, his voice and footsteps hear no more, how sweet to know that he is only gone to a better world. So let us strive to live such a life that we shall meet him again at the glorious resurrection morning. Funeral services were held Sept. 30 at the house by C. N. Amstutz, and at the Swiss Mennonite Church, near Dalton, O., by J. J. Moser and Jacob Nusbaum. Buried at the cemetery near by.
Hess. - Benjamin B. Hess was born in West Lampeter Tp., Lancaster Co., Pa., Sept. 29, 1846; died at his home in Pequea Tp., Lancaster Co., Pa., Sept. 12, 1916; aged 69 y. 11 m. 13 d. Deceased was twice married, his first wife being Elizabeth Hess. To this union 1 child, survives. His second wife who was Emma Herr,, with 4 children, survives, and 1 brother is also left to mourn his departure. He was a member of the Mennonite Church for some years. He was sick for over four years from a complication of diseases but bore his sickness patiently. He was confined to his bed a week before he died. He will be greatly missed by his family and his many friends. Short services were held at the house and futher services were held at the New Danville Church Sept. 15, conducted by Bros. Abraham Herr and Aaron Harnish. Texts, Jno. 3:16-21: Psa. 39. Interment in admoinint cemetery.
Oh, can it be dear, father is gone?
Yes, hard it is to part;
Perhaps we should not grieve and mourn,
But sorrow fills our heart.
In love he lived and in
Sweet Christian peace he died;
In love our Father called him home.
And he is with Him glorified.
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Souders.(Elizabeth (Smiley) Souders was born in Somerset
Co., Pa., June 29, 1841; died in Elkhart Co., Ind., Oct. 13, 1916;
aged 75 y. 3 m. 14 d. She united with the Mennonite Church in
youth and remained faithful until death. Aug. 29, 1861, she was
married to Jephtha Souders in Elkhart Co., Ind., who died in Johnson
Co., Mo., Nov. 4, 1882. To this union were born 7 children, of
whom 6 preceded her to the spirit world. She leaves to mourn her
departure 1 son, 5 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and relatives
Funeral was held at the house. Services were conducted by Allen Yoder and Silas Yoder.
Hartzler.(Edna Mae, daughter of Enos F. Hartzler, was
born in Wayne Co., O., Sept. 4, 1914; died Sept. 18, 1916; aged
2 y. 14 d. There remains a brother, father and mother, grandfather
and grandmother, to mourn her early departure. Although her life
was short in this world yet she brought much joy and sunshine
into her home.
Since Bro. Hartzlers were quarantined during the affliction and death of their beloved one, they could not then have a funeral service. Consequently a memorial service was held Oct. 14 at the Crown Hill Church near Marshallville, O., when a fair audience of friends and neighbors were assembled to manifest their love and sympathy to the bereaved parents. Services were conducted by C. Z. Yoder, assisted by P. R. Lantz and D. C. Amstutz. Text, Matt. 18:3.
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