Gospel Herald - Volume XIII, Number 41 - January 6, 1921 - page 806, 807
Zook. - George Edward, infant son of Kore and Ruth Zook, was born near Hesston, Kans., Dec. 10, 1920, and died the same day. Funeral services were held at the home by D. H. Bender. Interment in the Pennsylvania cemetery. The Lord comfort the bereaved parents.
Shellenberger. - Martha (Leitzel) Shellenberger, wife
of John Shellenberger, was born Sept. 27, 1842, in Union Co.,
Pa.; died at her home in Harper, Kans., Dec. 13, 1920; aged 78
y. 2 m. 16 d. She was a patient sufferer for the last five years,
in which time she was deprived of attending public services. During
her illness she often spoke of her longing to go home. She leaves
a loving husband, a son, a daughter, a step-son, a step-daughter,
several grandchildren, a brother and 4 sisters. Funeral services
were conducted at the Pleasant Valley Church by R. M. Weaver and
S. C. Miller. Text, II Tim. 4:6-8. She was a faithful member of
the Mennonite Church for many years. She was a kind and devoted
wife and mother and will be greatly missed by all that knew her.
"Dear mother, you've suffered so much in the past;
The Lord has ended your sufferings at last;
We miss you so much, but we hope to prepare
To meet you some day in that home so fair."
Short. - Walter Dale, son of Dan H. and Anna Short, was born near Elmira, Ohio, and died Dec. 11, 1920; aged 10 m. 9 d. Little Walter's sickness was of few days only, but was very serious which soon caused his early and unexpected death. He leaves parents, 3 sisters (Ella, Florence, and Marjorie), both grandfathers, and one grandmother together with many relatives and friends. Funeral services Dec. 14, at the Lockport Church, conducted by Eli Rutt and S. D. Grieser. Texts, II Sam. 12:23; Mark 10:13-16. Interment in Lockport Cemetery.
Gordon. - On Dec. 17, 1920, near Schellburg, Pa., Sister Mary Gordon died of cancer; aged 36 y. 5 m. 11 d. She was confined to her bed a good part of the time for about a year. Her suffering was at times intense, but she bore her afflictions very patiently. She was fully consecrated to the Lord's will. She longed to go to her eternal home. She leaves three children (Oscar, Margaret, and Eleanor). Their father died about two years ago. Funeral on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 19, in the Mennonite Church conducted by C. A. Graybill. Text, Jer. 15:9; Jas. 4:14. Interment in the Schellburg Cemetery.
Baer. - Anna, daughter of the late Abram and Anna Hoover Baer, was born Dec. 30, 1829, in Rockingham Co., Va.; died in Mahoning Co., O., Nov. 19, 1920; aged 90 y. 10 m. 20 d. When but a child her parents moved to Mahoning Co. On July 24, 1904, she became a member of the Midway Mennonite Church. She is survived by a brother and one sister-in-law, Roxy Baer, at whose home she died. Funeral at the Midway Church, the brethren E. M. Detweiler and D. S. Lehman officiating. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Schertz. - Magdalena (Nafziger) Schertz was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, May 10, 1836; died at the home of her daughter, Sister Phebe Burkey, Milford, Neb., Oct. 22, 1920; aged 84 y. 5 m. 12 d. In 1855 she was united in marriage to Christian Schertz near Spring Bay, Ill., who preceded her in death 30 years ago. She united with the Amish Mennonite Church in her youth and was a faithful member until death. The union was blessed with seven children. 2 sons and 1 daughter preceded her. Those who remain are Katherine Nafziger, Magdalena Bachman, Phebe Burkey, Lydia Birkey. There also remain 9 grandchildren, an adopted grandchild, and 15 great grandchildren. Funeral at the East Fairview Church, Oct. 24, conducted by the home ministers.
Transcriber's Note: spelling of Burkey and Birkey as in original.
Dintaman. - Howard Holmes, oldest son of Irvin H. and
Bernice Squire Dintaman, was born in Kent Co., Mich., Nov. 24,
1905; died Dec. 14, 1920; aged 15 y. 20 d. At the age of 4 years
he moved with his parents to Alto, Mich., where he lived until
death. He has been sick at intervals for the past five years and
has borne them all with patience. He was preceded in death by
an infant sister (Verbel S.) and a grandfather. He leaves father,
mother, one sister (Hazel), one brother (Harold), three grandparents,
one step-grandfather, besides numerous other relatives and friends.
Funeral service conducted by ---- Maultman. Interment at the Bowne
"The golden gates were opened wide
A gentle voice said, 'Come,'
And angels from the other side
Welcomed our loved one home."
By an uncle.
Yoder. - Stephan Yoder was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, Nov. 19, 1840; died in Nappanee, Ind., Nov. 15, 1920; aged 4 days less than 80 years. He was married to Mary Ann Hochstetler near Farmerstown, Ohio, March 13, 1870. His wife died Jan. 23, 1918. Since then he has lived with his son, Amos, and wife. They cared for him so well that their home was his home. He leaves to mourn his departure 2 brothers, 3 sisters, 5 sons, 1 daughter, 16 grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. In his early life he united with the Mennonite Church and remained a faithful member till death. In his last sickness he manifested a desire to have peace with everybody and requested a special service because he was not able to attend public services. Funeral services were held at the North Main St. Mennonite Church by J. H. McGowen and Emanuel Stahly of Terrabella, Calif. Text, Heb. 9:27. Buried in South Union Cemetery.
Hostetler. - Floyd Hostetler was born Aug. 24, 1903 in Seward Co., Nebr.; died Dec. 13, 1920, at the home of his parents, aged 17 y. 3 m. 19 d. He leaves father, mother, 2 brothers, 2 sisters, and a host of friends and relatives. 1 sister (Barbara) and 1 brother (Lee Roy) preceded him into eternity. Floyd united with the Amish Mennonite Church, May 4, 1919, but seemingly couldn't obtain the victory, and the full assurance which comes to a true child of God, until about four months previous to his death he gave himself completely to the Lord and has been serving Him ever since to the best of his knowledge and ability and the grace given Him from above. His death was caused by ostamalitus, and the summons came after an illness of about a week, causing him extreme pain in the body. Funeral services conducted at the house on the sixteenth by Bro. Wm. R. Eicher (Text Rev. 21) after which the body was taken to the West Fairview Church while the Funeral services were conducted by Bro. J. F. Zimmerman (text, I Cor. 15:45) and Bro. Peter Kennel who spoke on Psa. 90:12. Interment in cemetery near by.
Troyer. - Mellie, daughter of J. Y. and Elizabeth Troyer,
was born in Logan Co., June 18, 1882; died at the place of her
birth Nov. 25, 1920; aged 38 y. 5 m. 7 d. The immediate cause
of her death was internal hemorrhage, following an operation,
the 15th, for the removal of a tumor. Besides a wide circle of
friends she leaves her father, two brothers (Amos and Levi). Her
mother preceded her in death several years, since which time she
had devoted herself faithfully and with a special aptitude to
the making of a pleasant home for those remaining. Early in life
she confessed her Savior and united with the Mennonite Church.
While she was attached to her home and the family circle and would
gladly have served them longer, she expressed herself as being
ready to go if it was God's will.
"A place is vacant in our home,
A voice familiar heard no more,
But over on the other side
A beckoning hand invites us o'er."
The funeral services were conducted by Bro. A. I. Yoder at South Union Church, Sunday afternoon. Interment in South Union Cemetery.
Reecher. - Elizabeth Jane Leiter Reecher of Washington
Co., Md., was born Nov. 16, 1832; died Oct. 14, 1920; aged 88
y. 10 m. 14 d. She leaves her husband (Jacob Reecher) and these
children: Henry, Lewis, Aaron, Mrs. Denton Martin, William, Annie,
and Nettie. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church
for about 60 years. She was loved by all who knew her and will
be missed in the home and in the church. She was laid to rest
Oct. 17 in the River Brethren cemetery near her home, these brethren
officiating: Daniel Strite, C. R. Strite. Text, Rev. 14:13.
"Mother, thou art sweetly resting,
Gone from all thy toil and pain;
Far from earth and all its wrestling,
Thou didst now thy crown obtain."
By a daughter.
Jacob Crise Reecher was born Nov. 4, 1834; died Nov. 27, 1920
of bright's disease and infirmities of old age; aged 86 y. 24
d. He died just 6 weeks and 1 day after his wife's death. He was
a brother in the Mennonite Church. He leaves 7 children and a
number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was laid to
rest on the 29th. Service by Bros. George Keener, C. R. Strite,
and Daniel Strite. Text, Psa. 116:15. Services were held in the
River Brethren Church and burial in the adjoining cemetery.
"He is sleeping, calmly sleeping
In a new made grave today,
We are weeping, sadly weeping
For our Father gone away."
By a daughter.
Transcribed by Kathy Sparr Mott, Indiana.
Brubaker. - Catherine Brubaker was born Aug. 21, 1837; died Dec. 16, 1920; aged 83 y. 3 m. 25 d. May the Lord bless the bereft ones. Funeral and interment at Lost Creek near McAllisterville, Pa.
Berkey. - Eli A. Berkey was born in Stark Co., Ohio, Oct. 25, 1850, died at his home near Middlebury, Ind., Dec. 21, 1920; aged 70 y. 1 m. 27 d. He leaves his wife, 1 son, 1 daughter, and 8 grandchildren, 2 infant children having preceded him to the spirit world. He has been a member of the Mennonite Church for a number of years. Funeral at Forks Church, conducted by Y. C. Miller and D. D. Miller.
Dysinger. - Kathryn Dysinger was born Nov. 23, 1849; died Nov. 29, 1920; aged 71 y. 6 d. She is survived by her husband, a son, a daughter, and many relatives and friends. Funeral services at Lost Creek Church near McAllisterville, Pa. Buried in cemetery near by.
Eichelberger. - Wayne Ivan, son of Bro. Menno and Sister
Lena Eichelberger, died Dec. 12, 1920; aged 12 d. Funeral services
by the home ministers, Bros. Peter Kennel and Ben Schlegel. Interment
in the Salem Cemetery near Shickley, Nebr. "Of such is the
kingdom of heaven." God's ways are not men's ways.
D. J. T.
Simmons. - John Simmons of near Shiremanstown, Pa., was born Feb. 25, 1845; died Dec. 1, 1920; aged 75 y. 9 m. 6 d. He was a member of the Mennonite Church for 40 years. He leaves a wife and one daughter (Susan). Funeral services at Slate Hill Dec. 5, conducted by Benjamin Zimmerman and Samuel Hess. Buried in Slate Hill cemetery.
Shiding. - Katharine Shiding, adopted child of Bro.
and Sister David Allebach, Hatfield, Pa., died Nov. 11, 1920,
of a leaky heart and dropsy; aged 15 y. 3 m. 23 d. Funeral Wednesday,
Nov. 15, with services and interment at the Plain Mennonite meeting
house. Bro. Ruth and Bro. Mininger conducted the services.
"We miss you when the morning dawns,
We miss you when the night returns;
We miss you here, we miss you there,
Dear Catharine, we miss you everywhere."
By her parents.
Transcriber's note: spelling of Katharine and Catharine as in original.
Fisher. - On Nov. 17, 1920; near Intercourse, Pa., Lydia,
infant daughter of Levi and Lizzie Fisher, died of leaking heart;
aged 1 m. 22 d. She is survived by her parents, both grandparents,
and also her great-grandparents and many friends. Funeral services
were conducted by Samuel Stoltzfus of Morgantown and Andrew Gingerich
of Ohio. Interment in Beiler's Cemetery at Ronks.
"God needed one more angel
Amid His shining band,
And so He bent with loving smile
And clasped our darling's hand."
Carmichael. - Myrtle Eileen, daughter of J. Porter and Mamie Carmichael, Canton, Ohio, was born April 11, 1919; died Dec. 5, 1920; aged 1 y. 7 m. 24 d. Cause of death, pneumonia. Private funeral services conducted by Bro. N. E. Troyer.
Elizabeth Ida, daughter of J. Porter and Mamie Carmichael, was born Feb. 7, 1915; died Oct. 28, 1920 of pneumonia. Elizabeth was one of our most faithful Sunday school pupils. Her body, also her little sister Myrtle, rests in the Mission cemetery, near the corner of the church where her class recited and where she loved so much to be. Funeral services conducted by ---- Warner and Bro. N. E. Troyer.
Gingerich. - Amos Jacob Gingerich was born near Gridley, Ill., June 23, 1875; died Dec. 26, 1920; aged 45 y. 6 m. 3 d. In 1882 he came with his parents to Seward county, Nebr., which has been his home ever since. In 1908 he was married to Mary Springer. To this union were born two children. He was engaged in farming until a few years ago when his health failed but he spent the last years of his life in preparing for the last call. He was a patient sufferer to the last when he fell quietly asleep to awaken in the arms of his Lord. He leaves to mourn his departure 1 brother, 2 sisters, his mother, and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services by J. E. Zimmerman. Heb. 9:27.
Mullet. - Elizabeth S., daughter of Solomon and Barbara Miller, was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, May 16, 1863; died at her home near Nappanee, Ind., Dec. 29, 1920; aged 57 y. 7 m. 13 d. She was united in marriage to William J. Mullet July 24, 1881. To this union were born four sons and two daughters. One preceded her in infancy. She leaves husband and five children to mourn their loss (Carrie Bollman, Albert, Alvin, Amanda Yoder, and Harvey), seven grandchildren, five sisters, and one brother. In early youth she united with the Mennonite Church to which she remained loyal to the end. Funeral at South Union conducted by D. J. Johns. Text, Job 14:14.
Brubaker. - Catherine (Auker) Brubaker was born in Juniata
Co., Pa., Aug. 21, 1837; died Dec. 16, 1920; aged 83 y. 3 m. 25
d. Her death was due to a bad cough and old age. She bore her
afflictions patiently. She leaves her husband, one son, and eight
grandchildren. She united with the Mennonite Church early in life
and remained a consistent member to the time of her death. She
was united in marriage to Solomon Brubaker Jan. 5, 1865, living
in matrimony nearly 56 years. Funeral services Dec. 19 conducted
by Samuel Leiter, Ammon Brubaker, and W. W. Graybill at the Lost
Creek Church. Remains laid to rest in the graveyard adjoining
W. T. B.
Shellenberger. - Martha, wife of John Shellenberger, was born in Union county, Pa., Sept. 27, 1842. Sister Shellenberger was a patient sufferer for the last five years. She peacefully fell asleep Dec. 13, 1920, at her home in Harper, Kans.; aged 78 y. 2 m. 16 d. She is survived by her husband, one son (Ed), one daughter (Mrs. Olin Wells), one stepson (Adam), one stepdaughter (Mrs. Ammon Ramer), four sisters, and one brother. Funeral services were conducted at the Pleasant Valley Church by R. M. Weaver and S. C. Miller, of which church she was a faithful member for many years. Sister was a kind and devoted mother and will be greatly missed.
Smeed. - Sister Mary H., wife of A. P. Smeed, was born in Clearfield Co., Pa., Aug. 1, 1862; died of pneumonia near Holsopple, Pa., Dec. 31, 1920; aged 58 y. 4 m. 30 d. She was married to A. P. Smeed May 22, 1882. To this union were born the following children: Jessie Elizabeth, May (married to Hovie Thomas), Annie (married to Michael Gallager), Martha Bell (married to John C. Fulton), and A. P. Smeed. All the children with her husband survive her. Funeral services at the U. B. Church at Holsopple on Jan. 3, 1921, conducted by L. A. Blough and E. J. Blough. Burial in the Custer cemetery. Deceased sister was a member of the Mennonite Church for a number of years.
Hershberger. - Jacob C. Hershberger was born in Howard Co., Ind., Jan. 26, 1858; died at his home in Middlebury, Ind.; aged 62 y. 10 m. 27 d. On Aug. 15, 1880, he was united in marriage to Martha Ann Nusbaum. Together they shared the trials of life for a little over 40 years. To this union were born 3 sons and 3 daughters. One son (Perry) and 1 daughter (Elizabeth) preceded him in death. In the year 1901 he was ordained to the office of deacon in which capacity he served the church as long as health permitted. He leaves a deeply bereaved wife, 2 sons, and 2 daughters (Loyd, Fred, Mrs. Maude Pletcher, and Mrs. Grace Kurtz); also 2 brothers (John C. and Moses), and Mrs. Catherine Hostetler. Funeral Dec. 26, conducted by D. J. Johns and D. D. Miller.
Transcriber's Note: Relationship of survivor, Mrs. Catherine Hostetler, is not indicated in original.
Blough. - Solomon D. Blough was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, Feb. 10, 1829, died on Christmas day, 1920; aged 91 y. 10 m. 15 d. In April, 1857, he was married to Fanny Plank. To this union were born 13 children, 4 of whom, together with his companion, preceded him to the glory-world. He is survived by 3 daughters, 6 sons, 18 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, 1 brother, 1 sister, and a large number of relatives and friends. He united with the Amish Mennonite Church in early life and died in the same faith. He was regular in attending church services. His seat was seldom vacant, and he often expressed a desire to go to his heavenly home. Funeral services at the Mennonite Church in Middlebury, Ind., Dec. 28, conducted by J. H. Fike and D. D. Miller.
Schrock. - Mary Zimmerman was born near Paris, France, Nov. 5, 1835; died from the effects of a fall (pneumonia also setting in causing her much suffering which she bore patiently) Dec. 20, 1920; aged 85 y. 1 m. 15 d. She was converted in her youth, was received into the A. M. Church, and remained faithful. She had a smile and pleasant word for all. She came to America with her parents in 1838 locating near Canton, Ohio, where they resided until 1841, when they came to Pekin, Ill. In 1852 she was married to Christian Schrock. In 1868 they came to Livingston Co. near where Flanagan is now situated. Twelve children were born to them. Six of them with the husband preceded her. She leaves 6 children, 24 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and 1 brother. Funeral services were held at the Waldo A. M. Church by the home ministers, Dec. 22. Burial in the Waldo Cemetery.
Burkholder. - Samuel Burkholder was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, April 24, 1838, and peacefully passed away at the home of his son, Elias Burkholder, near Bluffton, Ohio, Dec. 21, 1920; aged 82 y. 7 m. 21 d. He united with the Mennonite Church in early life, of which he was a faithful member until his death. He was united in marriage to Lydia Steiner, Aug. 7, 1862, and lived happily with his companion until her death on Jan. 2, 1881. To this union were born six sons and one daughter. He was married a second time to Mrs. Mary Goldsmith on Feb. 9, 1897. She was a devoted companion until her death, three and one-half months ago. The deceased is also survived by two brothers and one sister. Funeral services were conducted on Sunday afternoon, December 26, at the Zion Mennonite Church near Bluffton, Ohio, by Paul E. Whitmer and N. O. Blosser.
Hershberger. - Cathrine Gingerich was born in Allen Co., Ind., April 13, 1865; died at her home near Middlebury, Ind., Dec. 24, 1920; aged 55 y. 8 m. 11 d. On the morning of the 17th she got up as usual, and while her husband went to the barn she started breakfast; but on his return he found her lying on the ground beside the house, unable to speak, having had a stroke of paralysis from which she never regained strength sufficient to talk. In the evening of the 24th she passed peacefully away. In early life she accepted Jesus as her Savior, united with the Mennonite Church, and continued in the faith until her departure. On Dec. 24, 1891, she was united in marriage with brother Abraham Hershberger. To this union were born 3 sons. She leaves a deeply bereaved husband, two sons (Milo and Rufus), also one grandchild, with a host of other relatives. Funeral at the Forks Church by D. J. Johns assisted by Amos Nusbaum. Buried in the Forest Grove Cemetery.
Groff. - Annie L. (Kreider) Groff, Lanc. Co., Pa., was
born July 22, 1895; died Dec. 30, 1920; aged 25 y. 5 m. 8 d. She
was married to Clayton B. Groff Nov. 20, 1919. To this union twins
were born Nov. 17, 1920, a boy and a girl named Landis and Elsie.
At the age of 5 weeks little Landis took sick and passed away
to the great beyond - a bud on earth to bloom in heaven. Sister
Annie, at that time being in the hospital very sick, never knew
of the death of her little boy. She was a member of the Mennonite
Church for a number of years and had a kind word and a smile for
everyone. She is survived by her grief-stricken husband and little
Elsie; also her parents, 2 sisters, and 4 brothers. Funeral services
were held Jan. 2, 1921, conducted by Sanford and David Landis
at Mellinger's meeting house where a large concourse of people
had gathered to show the last tribute of respect to a loved one.
Text, John 14:1-3.
"Affliction sore, for weeks she bore,
Physicians were in vain;
Till God did please, to give her ease,
And relieve her of her pain."
Kaufman. - Joseph Kaufman was born in Upper Michelbach, Alsace, France, March 17, 1829; died at the home of his oldest daughter near Wayland, Ia., on Christmas evening, 1920; aged 91 y. 9 m. 8 d. Bro. Kaufman came to America in April, 1855, and for some time made his home in Wayne Co., O., but later came to Iowa. On June 18, 1867, he was married to Fannie Rich. Five children were born to this union. His wife and one son and one daughter preceded him in death. He accepted Christ as his personal Savior when a young man and remained a faithful member until he died. The last few weeks of his life were but a physical wasting away as he was unable to take any nourishment at all. He leaves three children (John and Mary Kaufman, and Mrs. Barbara Widmer), one grandchild, besides other relatives, friends, and neighbors, to mourn their loss. Funeral at the Sugar Creek Church Monday afternoon conducted by the brethren, Daniel Graber and Simon Gingerich. Text, Rev. 14:13. Interment in the cemetery near by.
Goss. - Frances K. Goss, wife of Aldus H. Goss, died
at her home at Baumgardner, Pa., Dec. 25, 1920; aged 40 y. 8 m.
8 d. She is survived by her husband, two step-sons (Samuel and
Enos Goss), a brother (David K. Rutt), a sister, (Mrs. Harry Hess),
and two half-brothers and one half-sister. Sister Goss was a consistent
member of the Mennonite Church since early life and took an active
interest in Sunday school work. Her death came very unexpectedly
to a large number of friends, only having been sick a few weeks.
In her short sickness she suffered very much, but she bore her
suffering very patiently and on Christmas night she calmly fell
asleep in Jesus. Bro. Goss has the sympathy of a host of friends.
His first wife died Nov. 1, 1916, and only on March 2, 1920, was
married to Sister Frances. Funeral services were held Dec. 29
at Millersville Church, largely attended, conducted by Bro. Aaron
B. Harnish and Bro. Frank Herr. Text, John 14:1. The remains were
laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.
"God saw fit to call her higher
But is seems it cannot be,
For the home is now so lonely
Since her form no more we see."
Hess. - Abraham L. Hess was born near Lincoln, Lancaster Co., Pa., April 10, 1861; died at Hesston, Kans., Dec. 30, 1920; aged 59 y. 8 m. 20 d. On Aug. 17, 1883, he was married to Anna B. Pfautz and soon after moved to Kansas and began housekeeping on the farm where he lived the rest of his life. To this union were born 6 sons and 5 daughters. Two sons preceded their father to the world beyond. Those living are Elmer, who is the home minister in the Masontown (Pa.) congregation; Ira and Abraham living near Hesston; Vera Billau of Denver, Colo.; Grace Erb of Wellman, Iowa; Jennie, Claude, Mary, and Helen at home. Beside his children he is survived by his deeply bereaved wife, 17 grandchildren, five brothers and three sisters - John of Council Bluffs, Iowa; Amos and Daniel of Arizona; Benjamin and Simon of Lancaster Co., Pa.; Lizzie, wife of Bish. T. M. Erb, Maria, wife of Moses M. Weaver, both of Hesston, and Anna, wife of A. N. Wolf of Akron, Pa. Bro. Hess was converted and united with the Mennonite Church sometime after coming to Kansas, and remained a faithful member to the end. He was a man of more than ordinary ability and standing, both in the church and in the community. His counsel was much sought. He was of a genial and kindly disposition and made friends wherever he went. He was always ready to help in any time of need. He was a liberal giver, and supported every worthy cause by his means. When the movement was started to found an institution of learning in the Mennonite Church in the West he supported it substantially by donating the eighty acres of land on which Hesston College and Bible School is located, and was one of its chief supporters during the twelve years of its existence. Having contracted heart failure a year or two ago, he gradually grew weaker until his life ebbed away. He was fully conscious of the approaching end and ready to go. Funeral services were conducted before a large concourse of people in the Assembly Hall of the College on Jan. 2, by J. D. Charles and D. H. Bender. Texts, John 11:25,26; Num. 23:10. Interment in the Pennsylvania Cemetery.
Transcribed by Kathy Sparr Mott, Indiana.
Gospel Herald - Volume XIII, Number 43 - January 20, 1921 - page 855, 856
Craig. - Sister Nancy B. (Lamb) Craig, died at her home near Palos, Va., Nov. 13, 1920; aged 49 y. 8 d. She had been a member of the Mennonite Church for six months. She leaves her husband and six children. Funeral services at the Gospel Hill Church on Sunday the 14th from John 11:25,26 by the brethren J. E. Suter and S. H. Rhodes. Her body was laid to rest in the cemetery nearby.
Yoder. - Ruby Ella Yoder was born Aug. 21, 1892; died at Nampa, Idaho, Oct. 27, 1920; aged 28 y. 2 m. 6 d. She leaves her husband, a son (Lawrence), and a brother (Milo D. Haynes). Funeral services were held at Nampa by Bro. E. E. Zuercher and at Hubbard, Oreg., by Bro. N. A. Lind. Texts, Mark 14:8; Eccl. 8:8. Sister Yoder united with the Mennonite Church in early life and remained a faithful member to the end.
Heatwole. - Frederic Heatwole died of heart trouble at the home of his son-in-law and daughter Bro. and Sister John Hildebrand near Dayton, Va., Dec. 29; aged 69 y. 9 m. 8 d. He was a consistent and much respected member of the U. B. Church for many years. He leaves one son and one daughter and many friends. Funeral services at the Mt. Horeb U. B. Church conducted by his pastor, J. W. Stearn, in the presence of a large attendance. His body was committed to earth in the cemetery near by.
Shantz. - Noah W. Shantz was born Aug. 10, 1854; died in the House of Refuge, Kitchener, Ont., Dec. 27, 1920; aged 66 y. 4 m. 17 d. He was married to Rachel Schantz, who predeceased him thirty years. To this union were born seven children, four of whom (Edmund, Elah, Daniel, and Maurice) survive. The funeral was held on Dec. 30 from the home of Jacob Shantz, brother of the deceased, Breslau, to the Cressman Mennonite Church for services and adjoining cemetery for interment. Brethren Jonas Snider and Oscar Burkholder conducted the service.
Roth. - Catharine Roth was born Sept. 23, 1859; died Dec. 23, 1920; aged 61 y. 3 m. She was married to John L. Roth March 27, 1879. She did not seem to suffer much but grew gradually weaker until she peacefully fell asleep in Jesus. From her youth she was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. She leaves husband, 4 sons, 6 daughters, 19 grandchildren, 4 brothers, and 6 sisters. She was always in fair health until shortly before her death, and was always ready to help others in time of sickness or trouble. Funeral services conducted by Peter Ropp and Jacob Yoder. Texts, Rev. 14:13; Jno. 5:24. Buried in Pigeon River Cemetery near Pigeon, Mich.
Fritz. - Annie Keene Fritz was born in Quarryville,
Pa., Sept. 14, 1853; died Oct. 14, 1920; aged 67 y. 1 m. Her death
occurred shortly after an operation at the Lancaster General Hospital
Oct. 13, 1920. Besides a wide circle of friends, she leaves 2
sons and 2 daughters (Mary Reinhart, Elsie Hassler, Martin, and
Brinton), and 9 grandchildren. Her husband preceded her in death
about 12 years. She united with the Mennonite Church when 25 years
of age, and remained faithful until the end. She bore her afflictions
very patiently. She was fully consecrated to the Lord's will.
Services at the house by Bro. Christian Brubaker and in the New
Providence Mennonite Church by Bro. Frank Herr. Buried in adjoining
"Dear mother, you've suffered so much in the past;
The Lord has ended your sufferings at last.
We miss you so much, but we hope to prepare
To meet you some day in that home so fair."
By a friend.
Good. - Harold Jay, son of Harry F. and Eleanor Zittle
Good, died at his parents' residence in Lancaster Co., Pa., Dec.
29, 1920; aged 6 y. 11 m. 25 d. The cause of his death was a complication
of diseases. One sister and one brother preceded him to the home
beyond. Surviving him are father, mother, four brothers, (Vernon,
Lester, Sylvan and Parke), four sisters (Violet, Ida, Laura and
Gladys). Funeral services New Year's day conducted by Bros. Sanford
and David Landis at Mellinger's Church near Lancaster, Pa. Burial
in adjoining cemetery.
"The Gardener saw the beauty,
Of the little one so fair
He took his hand and plucked it
And keeps it in His care."
Shaver. - Sister Mary Ellen, wife of William Shaver,
died at her home near Singers Glen, Va., Dec. 14, 1920; aged 71
y. 7 m. 24 d. She leaves her husband, two sons, and two daughters.
Interment in the Greenmount Cemetery. She chose for her funeral
text II Tim. 4:6-8. She was faithful in the Church and devoted
in the home. The following given by a daughter is an expression
of the great sense of loss felt in the departure of this mother.
"We have lost our darling mother,
She has bid us all adieu;
She has gone to live in heaven,
And her form is lost to view.
Oh, that dear one, how we loved her!
Oh, how hard to give her up!
But an angel came down for her
And removed her from our home;
But we hope to meet our loved one
On that bright and happy shore."
Swartz. - Myrtie E. (Wenger), beloved wife of Samuel
D. Swartz, was born in Petoskey, Mich., Oct. 4, 1880; died in
Chester Co., Pa., Jan. 1, 1921; aged 40 y. 2 m. 28 d. When 3 years
old her father, Benjamin Wenger, took her to Virginia where she
was placed in the home of her aunt and uncle, Anna and Jonas H.
Blosser, with whom she made her home until Dec. 24, 1902, when
she was united in marriage to Samuel D. Swartz of Rockingham Co.,
Va. In February, 1903, they moved to Allen Co., Ohio, where they
lived happily together for 18 years. To this union were born 3
sons and 7 daughters (Paul, Jonas, Chester, Mary, Martha, Fannie,
Ruth, Anna, Laura, and Beulah). One daughter preceded her in death.
March 22, 1920 the family moved to Chester Co., Pa. About 3 years
ago she became afflicted with the dread disease, consumption.
In the last several months she suffered much which she bore with
Christian fortitude. She leaves husband, 9 children, and a brother.
At the age of 13 she united with the Mennonite Church and lived
a consistent member until death. On Jan. 5, 1921, the remains
were buried in Vincent Cemetery near Spring City, Pa. Funeral
services by the brethren, Gabriel H. Brunk, Henry G. Bechtel,
and Amos Kolb. Text, Jno. 14:1-3.
"She is where there are no earthly lingerings
But where there are joyful singings
Where there is no noise or rustling of trees
But she is where there is rest and ease."
By a son.
Blosser. - Esther Julian, daughter of David and Elizabeth Garber, was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., Feb. 16, 1860; died near Jackson, Minn., Oct. 15, 1920; aged 60 y. 9 m. 29 d. She leaves her husband, a step-son (Elmer Blosser), 2 step-daughters (Mrs. John Ghalager and Mrs. Frank Derby), a foster daughter (Elva), 3 brothers (Isaac, Leonard, and Christian), and a sister (Mrs. Charlotte Cotterman). Parents, 3 sisters, and a brother preceded her in death. In 1879 she was married to Nicholas Blosser. She united with the Mennonite Church June 10, 1883, and remained steadfast in the faith to the end. She was much burdened of inconsistencies in the Church and many were her prayers in behalf of the Church, especially the young people. Often in discussing these things she would say, "What will become of our beloved Church if our young people become more worldly?" She made many intercessions for her own family and was heard to offer long prayers for all. She bade her husband and sister goodbye and said, "Tell Elva a dear goodbye if I should go to heaven before I awake." One of her special qualifications was that of a peacemaker. She requested us all to meet her in heaven. The family has lost a devoted wife, mother, and sister, the Church a consistent member, and all would do well to pattern after her example of simplicity. Funeral services conducted by Bro. J. M. Kreider of Palmyra, Mo. Text, II Tim. 4:6-8. She was carried to her last resting place on earth in the Jackson Cemetery by six of her nephews. She lieth in death's cold embrace, but thanks be to God her soul is at rest over on the eternal shore.
Mumaw. - Fannie Elizabeth, daughter of J. S. and Elizabeth Shoemaker, was born near Freeport, Ill., Oct. 14, 1881; died at her home in Scottdale, Pa., Jan. 9, 1921; aged 39 y. 2 m. 25 d. She was converted and united with the Mennonite Church in early life and remained faithful until death. She was married to Levi Mumaw June 9, 1903. To this union were born two children, one of whom (Russell J.), together with the husband and father, remains to mourn the loss of a devoted wife and mother. Besides these, she leaves father, mother, 3 brothers, and 5 sisters, she being the first of her family to exchange time for eternity. Sister Mumaw had been a sufferer from a complication of afflictions for many years; yet through it all she maintained a cheerful, hopeful, helpful attitude, a consistent Christian worker, and was loved by all who knew her. Being reared in the home of a bishop and married to one who was actively engaged in the work of the Lord, she has been in an atmosphere of service all her life, and most capably did she perform her mission. We bow in reverence to Him who doeth all things well and join in a prayer that God may sustain the husband in his weighty responsibility in the Church, the only son just approaching manhood, and the aged parents who for many years have labored valiantly for the cause of Christ and the Church. Funeral services at Scottdale Mennonite Church on Monday evening, Jan. 10, conducted by the home ministers. On Tuesday the remains were taken by the family to their former home, Orrville, Ohio, where further services held at Martin's Church, Wednesday afternoon in charge of Bro. I. W. Royer assisted by C. Z. Yoder, I. J. Buckwalter and Benjamin Good. Texts, I Cor. 15:51-58; Jno. 21:4. Laid to rest in cemetery near by.
Transcribed by Kathy Sparr Mott, Indiana.
Hershberger. - Lavern, infant son of Josiah and Rosie Hershberger was born Jan. 13, 1921, and died a day later. He came to brighten the home of Bro. and Sister Hershberger, but the Lord saw fit to remove this bright little jewel from this unfriendly world to a brighter one above. Private funeral at the home of the parents, Jan. 15, 1921. May God comfort the bereft.
Shenk. - Lois Naomi, infant daughter of Bro. Jacob B. and Sister Laura Shenk, Nampa, Idaho, died Jan. 5, 1921; age 1 m. Funeral services were conducted by Bro. E. E. Zuercher. Burial in Antioch Cemetery. May the sorrowing parents look up, remembering that their little one is only gone before.
Eash. - Catharine (Alwine) Eash was born in Somerset Co., Pa., Feb. 6, 1843; died Jan. 10, 1921; aged 77 y. 11 m. 4 d. She is survived by 4 sons and 1 daughter. Her husband and several children went on before. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years. Funeral services conducted by E. J. Blough, L. A. Blough and C. A. Graybill.
Hochstetler. - Paul, son of Clarence and Lizzie Hochstetler,
died Dec. 18, 1921; aged 11 m. 10 d. He was the first to depart
from this family. His sickness (acute pneumonia) lasted only a
few days. He leaves parents, 2 brothers, 3 sisters, 3 grandparents,
and a host of relatives and friends. Buried at Walnut Creek Ohio,
A. M. cemetery. Services by Bro. S. H. Miller.
E. A. H.
Transcriber's Note: Death date listed in original as Dec. 18, 1921 although the obituary is listed in January of 1921.
Brubaker. - John A. Brubaker was born in Clearfield Co., Pa., (where he lived all his life) April 14, 1841; died Jan. 12, 1921; aged 79 y. 8 m. 27 d. He was received into the Mennonite Church about three years ago. Though he suffered much during the last three years, he rejoiced that the Lord saved him. He was twice married, and was preceded in death by both his companions. He is survived by 2 sons (Joseph and Earl) and 1 daughter (Mrs. Elva Luce). Funeral services were conducted at the Rockton Mennonite Church by E. J. Blough and Isaac Metzler. Interment in Dressler Cemetery.
Keener. - On Jan. 10, 1921, in Strasburg, Pa., Sister Lizzie Martin Keener, wife of deacon John B. Keener, died after one week of pluro-pneumonia and heart failure; aged 71 y. 11 m. 26 d. Sister Keener was a kind and loving wife and mother and a consistent member of the Mennonite Church in which her husband was a deacon for many years. Her place in the church will be greatly missed, much more in the home. She was the mother of 13 children 11 of whom are living. She leaves her deeply bereaved husband, 11 children, 30 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Our loss is her eternal gain. Funeral services Jan. 13 at the house conducted by Bro. C. M. Brubaker and at the Strasburg Mennonite church by Bro. C. M. Brubaker and Bro. Frank M. Herr, assisted by Bro. John Bressler. The remains were borne to their last resting place in the cemetery adjoining the church by six deacons.
Lehman. - Barbara (Eash) Lehman was born in Somerset
Co., Pa., Oct. 24, 1836; died near Bristol, Ind., Jan. 9, 1921;
aged 84 y. 2 m. 15 d. In 1858 she was married to Daniel Lehman
who preceded her 12 years ago. She had been ill for some time
with paralysis. A few weeks before her death she fell and fractured
her hip. This hastened the end. She is survived by 1 son, 3 daughters,
4 brothers, 1 sister, 29 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren,
and a host of relatives and friends. She was a member of the Amish
Church. Funeral services conducted by John E. Bontrager and Yost
S. Miller. Text, II Cor. 4. Buried in Pine Creek Cemetery.
"Rest, mother, rest thy labors over,
In peaceful sleep to toil no more;
Thy Savior called and thou didst go
But we will miss thee here below."
S. J. E.
Stutzman. - Moses J. Stutzman was born near Johnstown, Pa., March 4, 1842; died near Hydro, Okla., Dec. 26, 1920; aged 78 y. 9 m. 22 d. At the age of 17 he moved with his parents to Johnson Co., Iowa, where he resided until 1911, when he removed to Oklahoma. He was united in marriage with Barbara Swartzendruber Dec. 26, 1869. She preceded him in death Nov. 7, 1917. To this union 7 children were born, 2 daughters and 1 son dying in their infancy. Three daughters (Mrs. John D. Miller, Mrs. John J. Johns, and Mrs. L. D. Zook) and 1 son (S. E. Stutzman) 2 brothers, 2 sisters, 15 grandchildren and 1 great-grandson are left to mourn his death. He became a member of the Amish Church in his young manhood and remained a faithful member until his death. Funeral services were held at his home Dec. 29, conducted by Bro. John Slagell in English and Bro. Samuel Bender in German. Interment in the Mennonite Cemetery.
Redcay. - Elmer S. Redcay was born in Lancaster Co.,
Pa., July 21, 1897; died Jan. 10, 1921; aged 24 y. 5 m. 21 d.
Elmer's death was caused by injuries sustained in an accident
on New Year's day. He was shelling corn, the tractor engine did
not work properly, and in trying to adjust it the sleeve of his
coat caught in the flywheel. He was removed to General Hospital
at once. His sufferings were great but he bore them patiently.
He is survived by his wife (who was Miss Elsie Nolt before marriage),
1 little daughter (Grace), father and mother, 1 brother, and 1
sister. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. May
the Lord comfort the bereaved wife and parents. Funeral services
Jan. 13, 1921, conducted by Bishops Benjamin Weaver and Noah Mack
at Metzlers Church. Text, John 6:6 - Last clause.
"Dear Elmer, you've suffered so much in the past;
The Lord has ended your sufferings at last.
We miss you so much, but we hope to prepare
To meet you some day in that home so fair."
Transcribed by Kathy Sparr Mott, Indiana.