Herr.-On March 15, 1905, near Bird-in-Hand, Pa., of cancer of the stomach, Abraham S. Herr; aged 69 Y., 4 M., 15 D. Funeral services were held on the 19th at the Mellinger church by John Landis and Isaac Eby. Text, Heb. 12:14. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite church, and a loving father, and died with a bright hope and full assurance of the life beyond. He is survived by eight children, four boys and four girls. His wife and one daughter preceded him to the spirit world.
Speigle.-Annie, wife of Bro. Samuel Speigle of near Boswell, Somerset Co., Pa., died Sept. 30, 1904; aged 67 Y., 5 M., 26 D. Sister Speigle was afflicted for a number of years by a complication of diseases; sometimes she suffered a great deal, but her sufferings in this life are over and we trust she has gone to rest in glory. She was a member of the Mennonite church for many years. She leaves a husband, two sons, three daughters and many friends to mourn for her, but not as those who have no hope. Buried on October 2d at the Thomas church. Services by S. D. Yoder, Simon Layman and Sam. Gindlesperger.
Neuhauser.-Christian Neuhauser, Sr., died at his home near Long Green, Md., March 18, 1905. Funeral Tuesday, March 21st. Preaching by Jo-seph Kanagy. Text, James 4:14. He left three sons, eighteen grandchildren and one great-grand-child to mourn their loss. He was in the seventy-fifth year of his age. He was a member of the Amish Mennonite church.
Kreider.-On March 9, 1905, the death messen-ger entered the home of Bro. Ezra and Sister Eliza-beth Kreider of Lampeter, Lancaster Co., Pa., and summoned their beloved and only son, Walter M., who had only reached the age of 19 Y., 3 M., 17 D. Death resulted from erysipelas fever after an ill-ness of two weeks. Funeral services on the 13th, conducted at the home by Pre. Frank Herr, and at the Mellinger M. H. by the same and Pre. Abram Brubaker. Text, Psa. 130:7. His parents, four sisters and many associates mourn the loss of a dutiful son, a loving brother and a kind and genial companion. Sad, yet not without a bright hope. Though Walter was a regular attendant at church and Sunday school he had never openly confessed Christ; but in his illness, through his prayers and those of kind friends, he realized the mercy of God, was led to accept Christ as his Savior, re-ceived and gave evidence of that "peace" in his soul which "passeth all understanding". It was his earnest desire, if the Lord spared him, to henceforth follow Him who had redeemed him through his precious blood. The family have the heartfelt sympathy of many friends, and may the blessed hope left them, through the experience of their dear boy, be a comfort and consolation in their sad hours. Walter will be missed not only in his home and in the Sunday school, but among many associates to whom the call goes out, and may it be the means of bringing more dear souls to accept Christ. A RELATIVE.
Eschleman.-On Feb. 23, 1905, at the home of her parents, Bro. and Sister Daniel Buchwalter, near Dalton, Wayne Co., Ohio, Vinnie A. Eschleman; aged 25 Y., 10 M., 28 D. She was united in marriage with D. R. Eschleman, April 14, 1904. She was a faithful member of the M. E. church for a number of years. Being blessed with a kind and loving disposition, she had become endeared to all who knew her. She leaves an affectionate husband, a loving father and mother, four brothers, one sister and a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn her early departure. Services were conducted on the 25th from the Pleasant View M. H. by J. T. Hoak, in the presence of a large concourse of sympathizing friends who had assembled together to pay a last tribute of respect to one whom they had all learned to love.
Shunk.-On March 22, 1905, at her home near Orrville, Wayne Co., Ohio, Mabel Elizabeth, youngest daughter of George Shunk and wife; aged 4 M., 15 D. Services were held on the 24th by I. J. Buchwalter.
Winterroth.-Elizabeth Winterroth (nee Mauser) was born at Neukirchen, Germany, Feb. 29, 1832; died near Danvers, Ill., March 17, 1905; aged 71 Y. 18 D. She is survived by her husband, three sons and two daughters. She was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite church of South Danvers, Ill. Funeral services were conducted by John Gingerich in German and John Kinsinger in English.
Birckelbough.-On March 19, 1905, in Danvers, Ill., Christian Birckelbough; aged 66 Y., 6 M., 24 D. Bro. Birckelbough was born in Butler Co., Ohio, and was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite church at North Danvers. He leaves a wife, two sons and two daughters to mourn his departure. Funeral services were conducted by J. H. King and Pre. Wilson.
Leininger.-On March 25, 1905, at the hospital in Columbus, Ohio, of typhoid fever, Frank W. Leininger; aged 24 Y., 1 M., 7 D. The body was shipped to his home in Elkhart, Ind., and funeral services were held at the Mennonite M. H. on Prairie street on March 28th, conducted by D. H. Bender from the text, "Prepare to meet thy God" (Amos 4:12). Interment in Grace Lawn cemetery. He was a bright young man with exceptional abil-ities for usefulness. The sad feature about his death is that he had never made a public confes-sion of his Savior. He leaves to mourn his loss, his mother, step-father, two brothers, three step-brothers and three step-sisters. May this loud call not be unheeded.
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Dea. William Good died on March 13, 1905, near Spring
City, Pa., of consumption; aged 55 Y., 5 M., 18 D. He was a son
of the recently deceased Joel Good. He was a member of the Mennonite
church for a number of years and about seventeen years ago he
was called to the office of deacon. He was married to Barbara
Hiestand of Doylestown, Bucks Co., Pa., and unto them were born
four sons and four daughters, all living. Funeral services were
held March 18th in the Vincent Mennonite M. H. by Pre. J. B. Hunsberger.
Interment in grave-yard adjoining.
Fry.-On March 25, 1905, near Pottstown, Pa., of paralysis, Emma R. Fry, wife of Irvin C. Fry and daughter of John and Rebecca Rosen; aged 47 Y., 8 M., 10 D. She went to bed as usual and about 11 o'clock she was awakened by a heavy thunder-clap. She arose quickly to put down the shade in the children's room and before she reached her bed again she sank to the floor calling her husband to catch her. She was unconscious within a few minutes and died the next day. She leaves a sorrowing husband, one son and two daughters. Funeral services on March 30th, conducted by Pre. J. B. Hunsberger in the Vincent Mennonite M. H. Interment in the graveyard adjoining. The sad-dest of all is that she had never accepted Christ as her Savior. Her sudden death is a loud call to the unprepared. F. B.
Nunemaker.-John N. Nunemaker died of appendicitis
and gangrene on March 28, 1905, at the home of his father-in-law,
John S. Kendall, near Roseland, Neb. He suffered very severely
from Sunday afternoon until Tuesday night at 10 o'clock, when
death relieved him. Two physicians were called, but all medical
skill was of no avail. Soon after he took sick and it was feared
that the disease might prove fatal, telegrams were sent to his
parents at La Junta, Colo., and also to his brother, Edgar N.,
Sterling, Ill. They started at once to see the dear son and brother,
who but a few days before was in the bloom of health, now cold
in death, and to attend the very sad funeral which took place
on March 31st. A short service was held at the house by Pre. Sheldon
of the M. E. church, assisted by the writer, after which the re-mains
were taken to the Mennonite church, followed by a large procession
of friends and neighbors. The sermon was preached by the above
named minister to the largest gathering of people that ever met
at this place. Text, Job 19:25-27. The remains were laid beside
his younger brother, George, who died a little over two years
ago. Deceased was married to Carrie Kendall on Feb. 22, 1905.
Both being in the prime of life they looked forward to a long
and happy life, but on the same day when they had intended to
occupy a newly furnished home, their bright hopes were blasted
by death, which makes it especially sad for the young widow. He
is also survived by his parents, seven brothers and two sisters
and many relatives and friends to mourn his death. The bereaved
ones ask the prayers of all God's children that they may receive
strength to bear the heavy cross. May our heavenly Father draw
the young widow and the whole family nearer to him-self that they
may find peace and rest for their souls and full and free salvation
through faith in his Son, Jesus Christ. The age of the deceased
was 29 Y., 10 M., 10 D.
Mast.-Elizabeth Mast (nee Zook), wife of Daniel K. Mast (deceased), died on March 22, 1905, at Long Green, Md., aged 82 Y., 7 M. She was buried on March 25th. Services by Pre. Bricker of Baltimore, Md. The deceased was a member of the Mennonite church for a period of more than sixty years. She was the mother of eight children, grandmother of thirty-six and great-grandmother of seventeen. S.
Simmons.-On March 21, 1905, near Sugar Grove, W. Va., of cancer, Melvina Simmons, wife of Henderson Simmons; aged 74 years. She is survived by her husband, one son and two daughters who mourn their loss, but they need not mourn as those who have no hope. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite church for many years, and was loved by all who knew her. She bore her afflictions with patience and Christian fortitude. Fun-eral services were held on the 23d at the house before a large concourse of sorrowing relatives and sympathizing friends by G. D. Heatwole and Simeon Heatwole. May the Lord comfort the bereaved family. G. D. H.
Hooley.-On March 27, 1905, at the home of her parents, near Marshalville, Ohio, Ruth Aldisa Lovina Hooley, youngest daughter of Bro. and Sis-ter Joseph Hooley; aged 11 M., 11 D. She was taken ill with pneumonia and in less than two days the spirit took its flight. Funeral services were held at the residence on March 29th, by I. J. Buchwalter, after which the remains were buried in the Lower Cemetery near by.
Gockly.-Bro. Henry Gockly died of asthma and dropsy n March 22d; aged 71 Y., 7 M., 7 D. He was a resident of Ephrata, Pa., where he died, for many years, and a faithful member of the Menno-nite church. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to any one in need. We miss him, but submissively say, Thy will be done. He is now free from his suffering and pain. He is sur-vived by his wife, who has been confined to her bed for three weeks, one son, and ten grandchildren. Funeral on March 24th at Ephrata. Serv-ices by Abe Witmer, Noah Landis and Benjamin Weaver. Text, Gen. 15:15. Interment at Denver, Pa.
Detweiler.-Jacob Detweiler died at the home of his son, Mahlon, near Sellersville, Pa., on March 29, 1905; aged 74 Y., 5 M., 23 D. He suffered for six days with pneumonia, but bore his sufferings patiently. He leaves two sons, one daughter and fourteen grandchildren to mourn his departure. J. D. Mininger, superintendent of the Mennonite Old People's Home, Rittman, Ohio, is a grandson of the deceased. He was a very faithful member of the Mennonite church and served as trustee for many years. Funeral services were held on April 4th at the Rockhill M. H., conducted by Bish. Samuel Detweiler and M. D. Souder in the German language and H. G. Anglemoyer in English. Text, 2 Tim. 4:7, 8. Interment in adjoining graveyard.
Baughman.-On April 3, 1905, at the home of her son-in- law, Henry Rohrer, in Mahoning Co., Ohio, Margaret Baughman (nee Wren); aged 77 Y., 11 M., 5 D. The end came very suddenly. She was in her usual health on Sunday and attended the funeral services of Daniel Lehman's children at Midway and on Monday morning she was found dead about 8 o'clock in her room. She was evidently in the act of putting on her shoes, as she had one shoe on and was lying in front of her chair. She leaves two sons, three daughters and a number of grandchildren to mourn her depar-ture, but not as those who have no hope. Five sons and two daughters preceded her to the spirit world. She united with the Brethren church in 1858 and was faithful until death. Funeral serv-ices on April 5th at the Zion Hill Brethren M. H. by Albert Harrold, assisted by Jacob Kurtz. Text, 1 Thess. 4:13, 14. Buried in the adjoining grave-yard. P. M.
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Deacon David Westenberger died at his home near Annville, Lebanon Co., Pa., on March 16, 1905; aged 82 Y., 4 M. He was married to Sarah Gasert in 1844. She died in 1862 and in 1864 he was again married, to Caroline Bender. To the first union were born four sons and four daughters; three died in infancy and one son passed away two years ago. He is survived by a sorrowing companion, four children and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In 1857 he was ordained to the office of deacon and served faithfully in that capacity until death. He was a loving father, kind neighbor and a faithful Chris-tian. Funeral services at the house by Martin Reesor and Jacob Ebersole and at the church by Jacob N. Brubacher and Martin Rutt. Text, Psa. 62:9-12.
Holdeman.-D. S. Holdeman was born in Colum-biana Co., Ohio, on Sept. 16, 1825, and died at his home near Moundridge, Kan., on April 6, 1905; aged 79 Y., 6 M., 21 D. He was married to Helena Keim in 1847. To this union were born seven-teen children, three of whom preceded him to the spirit world. He is also survived by 93 grandchildren and 63 great-grandchildren. He spent his life in a consistent Christian manner. He was widely known, having assisted the Russians in making settlements in Kansas. Funeral services were held at the house by Tobias Unruh and Jacob Dick. Text, Rev. 14:13. Deceased was for a number of years a bishop in the Holdeman branch of the Mennonite church. K. J. H.
Manhartz.-Rebecca Boyer was born in York Co., Pa., May 17, 1853, and died near Ipava, Ill., March 30, 1905; aged 51 Y., 10 M., 13 D. She was united in marriage with Lewis H. Manhartz on Christmas Day, 1885. To this union were born two daughters. Her illness was catarrhal fever superinduced by lagrippe. She is survived by her husband, two daughters, an aged mother, four brothers, two sisters and many friends who mourn their loss. She was a member of the Reformed church. Funeral services were held on April 2d by Pre. J. G. Lowrie of Ipava, and Eld. Chas. Roddis. Interment in the family lot at Ipava.
Long.-Benjamin Long, Jr., died of dropsy at his home near Landis Valley, Lancaster Co., Pa., on April 6, 1905; aged 67 Y., 3 M., 23 D. He is survived by his widow, one son and three daughters. He was a loving husband and father and a faithful member of the Mennonite church for many years, having served in the capacity of trustee for some time. Funeral services on the 10th, con-ducted by Bish. Noah Landis and John Lefevre. Text, Dan. 12:13.
Jackson.-On April 7, 1905, at her home in Orrville, O., after a lingering illness of many months, which was borne with patience, Sister Susan Martin Jackson; aged 63 Y., 8 M., 13 D. She was united in marriage to James Jackson, Sept. 19, 1867. Her husband, three sons and one daughter remain to mourn the loss of a loving wife and mother. She left bright evidences of Christian fortitude, and will be greatly missed in the home circle. Funeral services were held at the Martin M. H. on the 10th in the presence of a large circle of sympathizing relatives and friends. Services were conducted at the house by C. Myers and at the church by I. J. Buchwalter from John 11:35.
Kanagy.-Sister Nancy Kanagy, wife of Bro. Eli Kanagy, died suddenly at her home near Belleville, Pa., April 4, 1905; aged 70 Y., 5 M., 25 D. Since she was stricken by paralysis about a year and a half ago, she was confined to the house most of the time. On the morning of her death she be-came suddenly ill and soon passed away. In early life she became a member of the Amish Mennonite church and through life was a Christian, noted and loved for her many good qualities. Her aged husband, a daughter and several sisters survive her.
Gerber.-On March 26, 1905, near Shanesville, Ohio, Katie Ann, daughter of A. W. and Malinda Gerber; aged 8 Y., 4 M., 23 D. She leaves to mourn her early departure, father, mother and one brother. She is only gone before. A large concourse of friends attended the funeral services on the 28th, conducted by Bish. M. A. Mast and S. H. Miller. Text, Matt. 9:24.
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Deacon Herman Bentler was born in Saxony, Germany, Dec. 5, 1821, and died near Elmdale, Kent Co., Mich., April 9, 1905; aged 83 Y., 4 M., 4 D. He left Germany at the age of 22, coming to this country; he remained at Buffalo, N. Y., for two years and then settled at Berlin, Canada, where he was married to Lydia Croft in 1847. To this union were born two children, a son dying in infancy and a daughter who afterward became the wife of H. Leatherman of Campbell township, this state. His wife died in Berlin in 1850, and in 1853 he was married to Catherine Smith. To this union were born nine children, two of whom pre-ceded him to the spirit world, the remainder live in various states of the Union. He is also survived by twenty-five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. His second wife died in 1898. Bro. Bentler moved to Bowne, Kent Co., Mich., in 1866; having become a member of the Mennonite church when a young man, he was ordained to the office of deacon at the organization of the church in Bowne and served in that capacity until the time of his death. He was much esteemed by those who knew him, and his demise is mourned by all, but he left the assurance that he has gone to that better home "not made with hands, eternal in the heavens." Funeral services wore conducted by C. G. Wenger and Isaac Weaver. Text, Matt. 25:13. Interment in the Mennonite cemetery at Bowne.
Longacre.-Elijah Longacre was born in Chester Co., Pa., May 5, 1905, and died of old age at his home in Lebanon Pa., March 19, 1905; aged 80 Y., 10 M., 14 D. He was married three times. His first wife was Catherine Gabel. Four children were born to this union. His second wife was Anna Miller, who became the mother of two children. His third marriage was with Emma Shoffstall, who with the three children born to them survives him. He united with the Mennonite church when a young man and remained faithful to the end. He was of a kind, gentle disposition, having many trials and afflictions to endure, yet bore all without murmuring or complaining. The funeral services were held at the house of the departed on March 22d, conducted by Jacob N. Brubacher and Henry Risser in the English language and David Westenberger in the German. Text Rom 6:7. A large concourse of neighbors and friends gathered to pay their last tribute of respect to the departed one. The body was shipped to Pottsdam, Pa., the next morning and taken to the East Coventry M. H., where further services were conducted by Jacob Hunsberger from Psa. 91:1, 16. Interment in the cemetery adjoining.
Transcriber's note: the date of Mr. Longacre's birth is transcribed as printed. If his date of death and his age at that date are correctly given, his birthdate would be May 5, 1824.
Miller.-Abraham E. Miller was born July 25, 1864, and died at his home near Millerburg, Ohio, April 12, 1905; aged 40 Y., 8 M., 18 D. He had been troubled for some time with heart failure and four days before his death he suffered a stroke of paralysis. After this he was in a pitiful condition, being unable to speak or make his wants known. In 1885 he was married to Lydia Y. Miller, who together with his five children, his aged parents, three brothers, two sisters and many friends mourn his departure. He was a member of the Martin's Creek Amish Mennonite congregation, where funeral services were held on the 14th, conducted by Fred Mastin in the German and S. H. Miller in the English language. Text, Heb. 11:10.
Zehr.-Bro. George Zehr died at his home near
Hopedale, Ill., April 13, 1905; aged 27 Y., 3 M., 24 D. He was
married Jan. 15, 1899, to Fanny Wittrig, who, with three small
children, survives him. He also leaves his mother and two brothers.
He was a member of the Amish Mennonite church, an earnest
Christian, whose place in church and Sunday school was seldom
vacant; we believe we need not mourn as those who have no hope.
Funeral sermons in German by Joseph Egli from Matt. 24:42, and
in English by Sam Garver from Phil 1:21.
JOHN C. BIRKY.
Mast.-Lydia Stucley was born in Williams Co., Ohio. Dec. 21, 1867; she was married to John Mast, Dec. 13, 1901; died March 15, 1905; aged 37 Y., 2 M., 24 D. She leaves her parents, two brothers, her husband and two small children. In her youth she gave her heart to God and united with the Amish Mennonite church and remained a faithful member to the end. She was buried March 17th at the A. M. burying-ground near Hopedale, Ill. Funeral sermons by John Egli and the writer. JOHN C. BIRKY.
Zimmerman.-Christian Zimmerman was born Aug. 8, 1819, near Basel, Switzerland. He came to this country about 1850 and lived in Cass Co., Mo., for many years. He was a member of the Sycamore congregation of the Amish Mennonite church of that county. Nearly four years ago he came to the Old People's Home near Rittman, Ohio, and remained there until his death, April 14th; aged 85 Y., 8 M., 6 D. He had been confined to his bed for nearly six months. His sister Mary had also been an inmate of the Home and died last September. Bro. Zimmerman's funeral was held April 15th, services at the Home. Bros. Ben. Gerig and C. Z. Yoder officiating. Interment in the Paradise cemetery near Smithville.
Sommer.-On April 14, 1905, at his home near Dalton, Wayne Co., O., Isaac Sommer; aged 51 Y. 7 M. 21 D. Bro. Sommer was born in the vicinity of Dalton, Aug. 23, 1853. He gave his heart to Jesus in his early years and was a faithful member of the Mennonite church at Sonnenberg. He leaves a wife, three sons and three daughters, two brothers, three sisters, and a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn his departure. Funeral services on the 17th, conducted by C. N. Amstutz and I. J. Buchwalter; the former in German and the latter in English. Text, Eph. 2:19, 20.
Baum .-Bro. Abraham Baum was born Feb. 18, 1836, and died of paralysis at his home near Blooming Glen, Bucks Co., Pa., on March 21, 1905; aged 69 Y., 1 M., 3 D. He was married on April 15, 1856, and was the father of one son and four daughters. Two daughters preceded him to the spirit world. Bro. Baum had not been in full standing as a member, but some time before his death he expressed with tears his desire to have his matters adjusted and was accordingly received into full membership. Funeral services were conducted at the Blooming Glen M. H. Sermon at the house by Pre. Peter Loux in German and at the M. H. by Pre. H. G. Anglemoyer in English, from Isa. 38:1. His wife, one son, two daughters, a number of grandchildren, and a few great-grandchildren survive him.
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