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Brubaker.--Sister Anna N. Brubaker died at the home of her parents at Millersville, Pa., April 5, 1922; aged 30 y. 6 m. 5 d. She leaves her parents, 4 brothers and one sister. She was received into church fellowship by water baptism in the spring of 1911. She bore great afflictions for 9 years, then the Lord called her home. Brief funeral services were conducted by Bro. Jacob Hess at the house. Further services at the church by Bro. D. N. Lehman and Bro. Hess. Text, Rev. 7:17.
Hodam.--Claude James, son of Robert M., and Sadie Hodam was born at Downs, Ill., Jan. 26, 1909. His age was 13 y. 2 m. 21 d. He confessed Christ as his Savior, and on Easter Sunday he, with six other boys, was to unite with the M. E. Church at Ludlow, Ill. On Apr. 13, he was stricken with appendicitis. On Saturday he was taken to the hospital in Champaign, and everything possible was done to save him. He died on Easter Sunday. He leaves parents, 2 brothers (Lowell and Harold), and 3 sisters (Florence, Gladys, and Helen). The funeral was held Apr. 18, at the M. E. Church in Ludlow, Merrill Faulk officiating. Text, Eccl. 12:1. Burial in Rapton Cemetery.
Harnish.--Catherine (Herman) Harnish was born Feb. 23,
1856; died April 11, 1922; aged 66 y. 1 m. 18 d. She is survived
by her husband (David F. Harnish), 1 daughter (Cecelia, wife of
Tobias Duncan), 1 son (John E. Harnish) and 1 granddaughter. Funeral
services were held at the home April 15 at 9 o'clock, and at the
New Danville, Pa., Mennonite Church conducted by Brethren Aaron
B. Harnish and Jacob B. Thomas. Texts, Prov. 27:1; I Peter 4:5.
Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
"How we miss your gentle footsteps,
Oh we miss your loving smile;
But we're glad it's not forever,
We are only parted for a while."
By the family.
Herr.--Levi Herr was born June 17, 1838; died at the
home of his daughter, Mrs. John M. Haverstick, Lancaster, Pa.,
Apr. 9, 1922. He was in his eighty-fourth year. His wife, Susan
L. Groff, preceded him 20 years ago. His sickness was of two weeks'
duration. He was a member of the Mennonite Church, taking a great
interest in Sunday school and church work. His cheerful and kind
disposition endeared him to all he met. He leaves 1 son (Newton
G.), 2 daughters (Mary Harverstick and Emma Kreider), and 1 brother
(Christian, Jr.). Funeral services at the home and at Strasburg
Mennonite Church, conducted by Bros. C. M. Brackbill and Frank
M. Herr. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
"Father, thou art sweetly resting,
Gone from all thy toll and pain;
Far from earth and all its wrestling,
Thou didst now thy crown obtain."
Martin.--Henry H. Martin, son of Jacob and Elizabeth (Horst) Martin, was born May 2, 1845; died March 2, 1922, aged 76 y. 10 m. 19 d. About the time of his birth his parents moved from Lancaster Co., Pa., to Washington Co., Md. In 1972 he was married to Fannie Miller, daughter of Jacob Miller and Fannie Snively of Leitersburg, Md. To this union were born, a daughter (Mrs. John D. Brunk) and a son (J. Harry Martin). Both his children, nine grandchildren, 4 brothers, 2 sisters, a large relationship, and many intimate friends survive him, his wife having gone to rest three years ago. Soon after their marriage they both became Christians and joined the Mennonite Church of which they were consistent members until death. Both children have chosen the same Church home. The funeral was conducted from the home and Reiffs Church by Brethern Geo. Keener, C. R. Strite, and Ed Miller.
Nesselrodt.--Jackson, son of Wm. J. and Rachel Nesselrodt,
was born Sept. 5, 1854; died April 16, 1922; aged 67 y. 7 m. 11
d. He was taken suddenly ill on Good Friday morning and died peacefully
while unconscious Easter Sunday morning. He was buried Monday
at 10 A. M. in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. The burial was conducted
by N. D. Wilson of Milam, W. Va. On Aug. 25, 1880, he was united
in marriage to Susan Shaver. To this union were born five children:
Anna R., deceased, Charles F., G. Mitchell, and J. C., and Joseph
A. There are eighteen grandchildren. Surviving are also two brothers:
B. F. and James S. For more than thirty years he had been a consistent
member of the Mennonite Church, faithful in attending its services
and observing its ordinances. He was kind to his children and
devoted to his wife, and during the long period of married life
they were seldom apart.
Neff.--Elizabeth Neff (nee Musser) was born in Lancaster
Co., Pa., July 4, 1847; died near Medway. O., Apr. 16, 1922; aged
74 y. 9 m. 12 d. In 1867 she was united in marriage to Daniel
Nissley. To union was born 1 daughter. The husband preceded her
in death 6 months after marriage. The daughter died 9 years ago.
In 1871 she was united in marriage to David Neff. To this union
were born 5 sons, all living and present at the funeral. Her second
husband preceded her a number of years. Besides her sons she also
leaves 4 sisters, 8 grandchildren, besides a host of relatives
and friends. She confessed Christ as her Savior, united with the
Mennonite Church a number of years ago, and remained faithful
to the end. Funeral services were conducted at the home on April
18, in charge of Moses Brenneman. Text, John 19:27. Buried near
"Just a rest for weary footsteps,
Just a folding of tired hands:
Just a glimpse across the river,
Where the holy city stands."
Kurtz.-Maidy (Hershberger) Kurtz was born in Miami Co.,
Ind., Mar. 27, 1882; died near Fairview, Mich., Mar. 27, 1922;
aged 40 years. She leaves 5 daughters (Letha, Freda, Hilda, Cleta,
and Zella), 2 sons (Marvin and Melvin), the youngest son only
four months old; also parents, 2 brothers, 1 sister, and many
friends. Funeral at the Fairview Mennonite Church, Mar. 29, Bro.
Menno Esch officiating. Burial in cemetery nearby. She was much
needed in the home, but God's ways are best. She had her arm broken
a few months ago which was not fully recovered. She was not feeling
well the week before, but not thinking she was serious, until
Sunday, Mar. 26 when she became unconscious and passed away the
next morning, in that condition of apoplexy. This again is a loud
"Not now but in the coming years,
It may be in the better land;
We'll read the meaning of our tears,
And there, sometime, we'll understand."
Shenk.--Icie Pearl Shenk was born near Versailles, Mo.,
May 9, 1893; died at the Elizabeth Buxton Hospital, Newport News,
Va., Feb. 26, 1922; aged 28 y. 9 m. 17 d. She was the only daughter
of David (deceased) and Emma Shank* and her widowed mother is
deeply bereaved but resigned to God's will. On June 27, 1917,
Icie was married to Coffman Shenk and lived happily in wedlock
for almost 5 years. An attack of the influenza during the epidemic
three years ago left her heart in a weakened condition, and caused
stomach and kidney complications which resulted in her death.
She accepted Christ in early youth and was a faithful member of
the Mennonite Church. She had a loving, helpful disposition which
won for her many friends, and she is greatly missed in her home,
the Church, and the community. She was fully conscious of her
condition and expressed herself as desiring to live for the sake
of her little son, but that if it was the Lord's will she was
satisfied and ready to go. She leaves husband one son, mother,
and many relatives and friends. Funeral services on Feb. 28 at
the Warwick River Mennonite Church, near Denhigh, Va., conducted
by Daniel Shenk.
Transcriber's note: *A misspelling? - Shenk/Shank
Landis.--Susan Landis, widow of Benjamin F. Landis,
was born at Witmer, Lancaster Co., Pa., Feb. 27, 1845; died at
her home, Washington D. C. April 11, 1922; aged 77 years. She
is survived by three daughters (Anna J., Mary F., and Dora M.
Glass). She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church, and
at her death was a member of the East Chestnut Street Church,
Lancaster, Pa., She was ill for more than two years, and was called
home suddenly. Her passing away was like her life, calm and sweet.
A blessed comfort to the bereaved children is the fact that she
was a faithful disciple of the Lord Jesus, devoted to her church,
and was greatly encouraged by the reception of the sacred elements
shortly before her death from the hands of Bishop D. N. Lehman.
How true of her that she proved by her life in words and works
her faith in Christ. Of a kind and loving disposition, with a
strong personality, she drew many friends to herself. One of the
many tributes paid her was that she was never seen angry, but
willingly and humbly received all her experiences as part of God's
plan in her life. Another said it was an inspiration to visit
her as one took away more than they were able to give. She loved
her home and lived for her children. Funeral services were held
from the home of her daughter, Mrs. D. G. Glass, Lancaster, Pa.,
on Good Friday afternoon; a day of solemnity but soon followed
by the joys of Easter, the day which inspires a blessed hope in
the resurrection. The services were in charge of Bros. D. N. Lehman
and D. H. Mosemann, and the interment took place in Riverview
Cemetery. She always looked forward to the coming of every issue
of the "Gospel Herald," and read it carefully and with
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Myers.--James Maxwell, infant son of I. F. and Millie Myers, was born April 23 and died April 24, 1922. They have the assurance of having a family started in heaven.
Neuenschwander.--Idella, daughter of Bro. Samuel and Sister Lydia Neuenschwander, was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, Jan. 9, 1922, and died April 20 after a short illness. She was buried in the graveyard near the Swiss Mennonite Church. Services by Bro. Jacob Nussbaum. She leaves parents a brother, a sister, and many other relatives.
Sindinger.--Jacob Sindinger was born in Holmes Co., O., and died at the home of his nephew, Bro. Jacob W. Miller, near Orrville, O., Apr. 23, 1922; aged 68 years. He is survived by one son (William) two sisters (Mrs. Lucy Bender and Judith Miller), besides many other relatives and friends. Services were conducted at the Martin Church on Apr. 25 by Bro. I. J. Buchwalter assisted by Bro. I. W. Royer.
Leinbach.--Paul, son of Bro. Christian and Sister Fannie Leinach, was born near Brutus, Mich., Feb. 17, 1922; and died Sunday morning, Apr. 23. He leaves father, mother, 4 brothers and 1 sister, a grandfather, and a grandmother. Funeral services were held at the Maple River Church, conducted by Daniel Brubaker and Henry Brenneman. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Shantz.--Jacob E. Shantz was born April 27, 1855; died at Freeport, Ont., Mar. 31, 1922; aged 66 y. 11 m. 4 d. He was married to Lydia Bowman in November, 1877, who with two sons and one daughter and thirteen grandchildren are left to mourn his departure. He left a testimony that all is well and was ready to go and be with Jesus. Funeral services were held on Apr. 4 at the East End Mennonite Church at Kitchener, Ont., conducted by A. B. Snyder and Jonas Snider. Text, Isa. 26:3. Burial in adjoining cemetery.
Yoder.--Barbara (Kaufman) Yoder was born in Somerset Co., Pa., Nov. 18, 1837; died April 27. 1922; aged 84 y. 5 m. 9 d. She is survived by 4 sons, 2 step-sons, 1 step-daughter, 18 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers, and 1 sister. She was a faithful Christian and a member of the church for many years. By her acts of love and words of cheer she plainly showed that she enjoyed the present and lived in expectation of better things to come. Funeral services were conducted by L. A. Blough and E. J. Blough at the Kaufman Church near Davidsville, Pa. Interment in Stahl Cemetery.
Currier.--Sister Emeline Currier died April 20, 1922, at Fordwick, Va., at the home of her nephew, where she had gone on a visit a few weeks previous. She seldom went from home, went out there on the 6th, took sick on the 10th, and was brought home a corpse. Her husband preceded her in death two years. She lived a very lonely life, being alone most of the time for more than a year. One of her nephews she had brought up under her care was married and came to live with her last June. She had no children of her own, but cared for different ones during her life. Age: 77 y. 10 m. 16 d. She was a member of the Springdale congregation for some years, from which place the funeral services were held April 23, conducted by Bro. A. P. Heatwole. Text, Psa. 71:9.
Schwarey.--Joseph Schwarey was born in Alsace, France, Dec. 22, 1840; died through an accident near Smithville, O., April 30, 1922; aged 81 y. 4 m. 8 d. He was united in marriage to Mary Sommers July 30, 1877. To this union were born 4 sons and 1 daughter (Jno. C., Charles H., David J., Lena E., and Edwin J.). Mother preceded him in death July 22, 1917. There remain to mourn his sudden departure 5 children, 4 grandchildren, 2 sisters (who still reside in Alsace), with many other relatives and friends. In early life he confessed and accepted Christ as his personal Savior, and united with the A. M. Church. He led a quiet and peaceful life, and was a faithful brother in the Church interested in the work of his blessed Savior. In the departure of father the children feel keenly their loss. He will not only be missed in the home but also in the Church and in the community. But we submit to Him w ho doeth all things well. Services at the Oak Grove Church by the brethren, Jesse Smucker, J. S. Gerig, and C. Z. Yoder. Texts, I Sam. 20:3 and Rev. 3:11.
Harnish.--Roy S., son of Jacob G. and Emma E. (Shenk) Harnish, was born Feb. 24, 1896; died at his home at West Willow, Pa., April 8, 1922; aged 26 y. 1 m. 15 d. He had been in failing health for about 6 years and confined to his bed for 11 weeks. He was a member of the Mennonite Church. He suffered much at times but knowing the time was coming to depart this life he was willing and ready to go. He is survived by his parents and brothers and sisters (Mrs. Martin Thomas, Ada, John, and Amos). Funeral services April 12 at the New Danville Mennonite Church. Services conducted by Bro. Aaron B. Harnish and Bro. Jacob H. Thomas. Text, James 4:14. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
"Roy, again we hope to meet thee
When the day of life is fled;
Then in heaven with joy to greet thee,
Where no farewell tears are shed."
Yoder.--Mary Eva Yoder, nee Whitmer, was born Aug. 16, 1872, near North Lima Ohio; died near the same place April 22, 1922; aged 49 y. 8 m. 6 d. In June 1915, she was married to Levi Yoder of Leetonia, Ohio. In a little less than seven years this union was broken by her death. She is survived by her husband, mother-in-law, aged father, one brother (Paul E. Whitmer) and one sister (Mrs. A. J. Steiner) and five nephews, besides many other friends and relatives. Mary was a constant sufferer for more than a year but was able to care for herself most of the time until a few days before her death. During this long period of suffering she found her Savior increasingly precious to her and the source of her strength and hope, who alone made her suffering bearable. She was fully resigned to her Master's will relative to her sickness and death. She took a great interest in every one, especially her family, friends and relatives including her five nephews. Funeral at the Midway Church, Brethren I. W. Royer and I. B. Witmer officiating. Text, Psa. 34:19. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Miller.--Susanna (Mast) Miller, widow of the late Pre. Levi D. Miller, was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, Dec. 17, 1845; died April 5, 1922; aged 76 y. 3 m. 18 d. She was stricken with bronchial pneumonia in October, 1921. After recuperating somewhat she suffered a relapse, and again another, from which she never rallied. She was sick in bed the greater part of the time for the last six months. She suffered much the last three weeks and was very anxious to pass over to the "beautiful mansions." She earnestly admonished all within her hearing to walk in the "ways of righteousness" and not neglect the time of grace. Her last words were, "I am going now, I am going now." She was a faithful member of the Martin's Creek A. M. Church from her youth. She was married to Levi D. Miller Oct. 5, 1871, to which union were born 5 sons, and 2 daughters. Her husband and one daughter preceded her to the great beyond. She leaves 5 sons, one daughter, one adopted daughter, 27 grandchildren, 3 brothers, 2 sisters and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Martin's Creek Church April 8 conducted by the brethren, J. F. Mast and S. H. Miller.
Culp.--Christina (nee Good) Culp, wife of Christian
Culp, was born, Nov. 5, 1853, in Rockingham Co., Va., and during
the Civil War came with her parents to Allen Co., Ohio. She was
united in marriage to her surviving husband, April 10, 1875. To
this union were born 2 sons and 5 daughters. The oldest son, one
daughter, and 2 grandchildren, 4 brothers, and 1 sister preceded
her to the home above. The husband, 1 son, 4 daughters, 3 brothers,
2 sisters, and 14 grandchildren remain to mourn the loss of a
faithful wife, and loving mother and grandmother. She died April
22, 1922; aged 68 y. 5 m. 17 d. Our departed sister was very much
concerned about the church of her choice, and ever manifested
a great desire that it be held together in the bonds of unity,
peace, and in simplicity and gospel order. Therefore the Church
sustains a great loss by her being called from our midst. The
27th Psalm seemed a source of great comfort to her, being so expressive
of her experience, and hence was chosen by the family to be read
as an opening lesson, using the last verse a foundation for the
funeral sermon. Services conducted at the Salem Church by David
Garber of Jonestown, Pa., and Geo. Ross.
"Mother, thou wast mild and lovely,
Gentle as a summer breeze,
Pleasant as the air of evening,
When it floats among the trees."
Peace to her ashes, while awaiting her rewards.
Glick.--The funeral of Anna Elizabeth Glick, who had
been a worker at the Columbia Mission during the past year, was
held at the A. M. Church, Morgantown, Pa., on Good Friday, April
14. Services were conducted by John S. Mast, John 17:4, "I
have finished the work which thou gavest me to do." Interment
at the Mast cemetery. Age 23 y. 1 m. 14 d. She was the oldest
daughter of Samuel and Salinda Glick of Narvon and will be very
much missed by her parents and brothers and sisters because of
her willing hand and pleasant and cheerful disposition. In the
mission work which she had been called to do she was especially
interested in all its phases and was particularly well adapted
for visitation work. Her genial and modest appearance, and her
smiling face were appreciated by all she came in contact with.
She was the means of leading many children to the Mission where
they were taught the pure and unadulterated Word of God. She also
was the means of leading and persuading some souls for Christ,
who today have delight in His law. Her labors of love will never
be forgotten in Columbia and especially at the Mission. To learn
to know her was to learn to love her, never to murmur, but she
exercised great patience to the end always saying the Lord's will
C. Z. and Alva M. Martin
A. B. Herr
Mary E. Landis
Mabel C. Landis
Brenneman.--Josie Glenn, son of W. C. and Nancy Brenneman,
was born near Kalona, Iowa, Aug. 21, 1904, died at his home Apr.
24, 1922, aged 17 y. 8 m. 3 d. He was stricken with bright's disease
last October and since that time hasn't been able to do much work.
However he did not suffer much pain until the last week or so
of his life. Upon careful examination by a specialist it was found
that he had Sinus trouble which the doctors thought was feeding
his disease and suggested that removing that trouble might check
the other. This was left to Josie to decide, and he said if nothing
else would help he was willing to try this, So on March 17 he
was taken to the Mercy Hospital at Iowa City, where the operation
was performed. Three days after the operation he had convulsions
which caused considerable suffering. At this time a special nurse
was called who cared well for him till death. He was constantly
failing and the last four days of his life suffered intense pain,
but bore it all patiently. He united with the Mennonite Church
when quite young, to which he remained faithful until the Lord
called him home. We believe that he was faithful until the Lord
called him home. We believe that he was fully prepared to meet
the summons from on high. He will be sadly missed by the family
and relatives and friends. One sister and one brother preceded
him to the glory world. He leaves father, mother, 3 sisters, 2
brothers, and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral conducted
by A. G. Yoder and David D. Miller. Text, I Cor. 15:22.
"More and more we miss thee
Friends may think the wound is healed;
But they little know the sorrow,
That lies within our hearts concealed."
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Shantz.--Abraham C. Shantz died at this home in Breslau on April 25, 1922; aged 77 y. 11 m. 17 d. In 1866 he was united in marriage with Catharine Goetz, who survives. There are left to mourn with the wife and mother, 9 children, 32 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren. Brother Schantz united with the Mennonite Church in early life, in which faith he left this world to meet his Maker. He left many evidences that he met his Savior in peace. The funeral services were held on the 27th in charge of Brethren J. S. Woolner and Oscar Burkholder. Text, I Cor. 15:54.
Ickes.--Sister Catherine E. Ickes died April 29, 1922; at the home of her son in Mont Alto, Pa.; aged 72 y. 1 m. 1 d. She had been ill the greater part of last winter and death was due to a complication. She was a consistent member of the Mennonite Church at Pond Bank, and of the eight members received in 1910, the first year of the work at that place. She was the third one to die in the faith. Funeral services and burial took place at Mount Zion Church near Quincy on May 3, conducted by Bro. W. W. Hege assisted by J. A. Pentz. Text, Rev. 21:7.
Moyer.--Emma (Yoder) Moyer was born Oct. 22, 1866; died
of diabetes on March 1, 1922. She was married to Sam'l Moyer Nov.
12, 1888. To this union were born 1 daughter (Myrtle wife of Abram
R. Moyer), and 1 son (Walter) who survive; also 5 grandchildren.
She was a faithful member of the Blooming Glen Mennonite Church.
Funeral services were held at the Blooming Glen Mennonite Church
by Brethren Jos. Ruth and Elmer Moyer. Text, II Cor. 1:5. Interment
in adjoining cemetery.
"How we miss your gentle footsteps,
Oh, we miss your loving smile;
But we're glad it's not forever,
We are only parted for a while."
Shenk.--Chester, son of Simon G. and Mary E. Shenk, was born in Allen Co., Ohio, July 16, 1916; died of diphtheria in Putnam Co., Ohio, March 24, 1922. He leaves parents, 3 brothers, 4 sisters, an aged grandfather, and many other relatives and friends. An infant brother preceded him. Little Chester was loved by all who knew him. We do not know why he was taken so young, yet we know that God doeth all things well and that he is now free from all pain and suffering. Buried in Salem Cemetery March 25. Short services at the grave by Moses Brenneman and memorial services in Salem Church May 7 by Moses and C. B. Brenneman and P. E. Brunk. Text, II Sam. 12:23.
Kropf.--Esther (Maurer) Kropf was born Nov. 3, 1893, near Lebanon, Oreg.; died April 25, 1922, near Harrisburg, Oreg.; aged 28 y. 5 m. 22 d. In 1912 she with her parents and several sisters moved to Harrisburg. Dec. 17, 1918, she was united in marriage to Levi Kopf. To this union were born two sons. She leaves a sorrowful husband, one son, her father (Joseph Maurer) and six sisters (Mrs. Anna Roth, Mrs. Lydia Ropp, Mrs. N. Leichty, Mrs.Oliver Smucker), and a host of other relatives and friends. There preceded her in death her mother and 2 brothers. In her youth she accepted Christ as her personal Savior, and united with the Amish Mennonite Church and remained faithful till death. Her quiet and pleasant disposition won the love of all who knew her. Funeral services Apr. 26. A few words in German by Jacob Roth at the house, and at the church by Dan. Erb in German and N. A. Lind in English. Text, Jno. 19:27. She was laid to rest, with her infant son in her arms, in the Alford cemetery. She was ready and willing to go and be with her Savior. She will be greatly missed in the home and church.
"Why should our tears in sorrow flow,
When God recalls His own,
And bids them leave a world of woe,
For an immortal crown?"
Wenger.--Bertie Mae, daughter of Bro. and Sister Amos
Eby of Denbigh, Va., was born Dec. 10, 1897, near Hagerstown,
Md.; died March 12, 1922, at Rockingham Memorial hospital Harrisonburg,
VA.; aged 24 y. 3 m. 2 d. In early life she became a member of
the Mennonite church and remained faithful until death. On May
22, 1921, she was married to Bro. John R. Wenger of Harrisonburg,
where they resided. About two weeks before her death she took
influenza which was followed by meningitis. She was taken to the
hospital on March 8. Her sickness was short and she suffered intense
pain, but through it all she was patient and thoughtful of others,
and faced the future with a bright testimony, saying that the
things of this world begin to seem so small. She expressed a desire
to get well, but was fully resigned, stating that she wanted the
Lord to have His way. She was of a cheerful disposition and won
friends wherever she went. It is hard to understand why one so
young and near and dear should be taken from us, but we know that
God's way is the best way and that some time we will understand.
Beside a large circle of relatives and friends she leaves a loving
husband, father and mother, one brother and four sisters. One
sister preceded her in death. Funeral services were conducted
by Bro. J. L. Stauffer, assisted by Bro. Lewis Snank, at the Lindale
Church near Edom, Va. Text, Mark 8:36.
Good.--Isaac S. Good was born near Wakarusa, Ind., Feb. 19, 1862; died at the General Hospital, Elkhart, Ind., Apr. 29, 1922; aged 60 y. 2 m. 10 d. On Dec. 23, 1883, he was united in marriage to Fannie Musser. To this union were born 3 children, Elsie wife of O. Lloyd Yoder), Milo, and Amy (wife of Warren Shaum). On Jan. 30, 1912 his wife was called away in death, and on Dec. 31, 1921, his oldest daughter, Elsie, was also called to the home beyond. On Apr. 4, 1914, he was again united in marriage to Susan Musser. She with his son Milo, and daughter Amy (both living in Western Alberta), 1 brother (Eli), 1 sister (Mrs. Jacob Searer), 8 grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends remain. He was a member of the Mennonite Church for 30 years always interested in her welfare and faithful to her teachings. Just previous to a serious operation 6 days before his death, in answer to a question concerning the future, he answered, "All is well." His grandfather was one of the builders of the first Mennonite Church in Yellow Creek district, his father of the second (now the property of the Old Order branch), and he was one of the builders of the present Mennonite Church. His death was caused by a mastoid operation. He suffered much during his last illness, but never complained. Funeral services at the Yellow Creek Church, May 2, conducted by D. A. Yoder and J. W. Christophel. Text, Phil 1:21. Burial in cemetery adjoining the church.
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Turner.--Catherine Turner died May 9, 1922; aged 56 y. 2 m. 3 d. Her husband 1 son (Walter), and 1 brother (Dea. Joseph A. Burkholder) survive. She was the daughter of John R. and Nancy (Auker) Burkholder. She was a woman of splendid management and they accumulated considerable wealth. Funeral services were conducted by J. Paul Burkhart and -- Kime. Text, Eccl. 9:5. Interment in Newville, Pa., cemetery.
Stauffer.--Sister Ida, wife of Bro. Samuel Stauffer, died at her home in Hanover, Pa., May 7, 1922; aged 54 y. 1 m. 24 d. She had been a sufferer for many years, was confined to her bed for the last 6 weeks. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for a number of years. She leaves her husband, 1 brother, 2 sisters, relatives, and friends. Funeral services were held May 10 at Bair's M. H. by Bros. Peter Shank and Harvey Grove. Text, II Cor. 5:1.
Roth.--Elisabeth (Mast) Roth was born Sept. 7, 1862; died May 6, 1922; aged 59 y. 7 m. 29 d. She was the oldest daughter of Jacob A. and -- Mast, and was married to Albert Roth Dec. 11, 1895. No children were born to this union. She leaves her husband, 6 sisters, and a host of relatives and friends. Death was caused by influenza which developed into pneumonia, after a 4 weeks' illness. She was a member of the Walnut Creek Reformed Church. Services in English by -- Hoffman and in German by John Poetter, Texts, Psa. 11615;23:3.4. Burial in Walnut Creek A. M. cemetery.
Denlinger.--Susan Denligner* was born in East Lampeter Twp. Lancaster Co., Pa., Sept. 15, 1837; died at the home of her daughter in Soudersburg, Pa., May 7, 1922; aged 84 y. 7 m. 22 d. She was twice married. Her first husband, Israel Buckwalter, died in Jan. 1874. Her second husband, John B. Denlinger, died Sept. 23, 1905. She was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years. She is survived by 1 son and 2 daughters, 3 step-children, 12 grand-children and 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held May 10, conducted by Bros. C. M. Brackbill and Jacob H. Mellinger. Interment in Mellinger's cemetery.
*Transcriber's note: this might be a typo.
Schrock.--Elizabeth (Christner) Schrock was born Oct. 25, 1837; died Apr. 29, 1922; aged 84 y. 6 m. 4 d. She was married to John H. Schrock, Mar. 28, 1861. To this union were born 5 sons and 4 daughters. One son and 1 daughter preceded her in death. She leaves husband, 4 sons, 3 daughters, 35 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends. She was a member of the Walnut Creek A. M. Church where services were held May 2, 1922. Services conducted by Cosan Mast, S. H. Miller, and D. M. Friedt, Texts, Psa. 90; II Cor. 4:18; II Tim. 4:6-8. Burial in cemetery near church.
Stump.--Bro. Daniel Stump, a faithful minister of the Mennonite Church for about 25 years, died at his home in New Baltimore near Hanover, Pa., April 27, 1922; aged 78 y. 1 m. 4 d. He had been in failing health for some time, having been confined to his home for the past 5 months. He often expressed his desire to depart this life and said he was ready to go. Surviving him are his wife and 3 daughters, 1 brother, 1 sister, 5 grandchildren, 5 greatgrandchildren. Funeral services were held May 2 with short services at the house and further services and interment at Bair's M. H., conducted by the brethren., Noah Mack, Peter Shank, Harvey Grove. Text, II Tim. 4:6-8.
Rodgers.--Clifford Earl, son of Henry F., and Sarah
Rodgers, was born near Hesston, Kans., June 28, 1910; died Apr.
17, 1922; aged 11 y. 9 m. 18 d. He was sick only seven days of
sore throat which developed into a membranous infection. He was
the youngest of a family of 12 children. He leaves parents, 4
brothers (Charles, John, Frederick, and Leonard), and 5 sisters
(Cora, Rosa, Ada, Flossie, and Frances). Two sisters preceded
him in infancy. Funeral was held at the Zimmerdale Mennonite Church,
April 19, conducted by John Weaver of the Mennonite Church and
J. D. Schmidt of the Brethren Church. Burial in adjoining cemetery.
"A precious one from us is gone,
A voice we loved is stilled;
A place is vacant in our homes,
Which never can be filled.
Wenger.--Jonas G. Wenger was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Nov. 13, 1840; died at Hesston, Kans., May 4, 1922; aged 81 y. 7 m. 21 d. He was a life-long member of the Mennonite Church and always loyal to God and the Church. He served in the capacity of deacon for more than thirty years, until too feeble in health. He lived in different states but the last thirty-five years he lived in Kansas, making his home during his last years with the family of J. P. Hershberger, Sister Hershberger being his niece, "Uncle Jonas," as he was familiarly called, was of a very congenial disposition and made friends wherever he went. He leaves one brother, one sister, and an adopted daughter. Services were held at Hesston by Brethren T. M. Erb, J. D. Charles, and D. H. Bender, after which his body was taken to Elkhart, Ind., where further services were conducted at the Olive Church by Brethren C. A. Shank, J. S. Shoemaker, and D. A. Yoder. His body was laid to rest beside that of his companion in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Basinger.--Rudolph, son of the late Pre. Peter Basinger, was born Oct. 9, 1836; died May 2, 1922; aged 85 y. 7 m. 21 d. On Nov. 7, 1858 he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Nold to which union were born 4 children, Hanna, Emma, Katie and Seth. This union was broken up in 1875 when mother was called to the home beyond. He was married the second time to Elizabeth Metzler. To this union 1 son, Noah, and 1 daughter, Mary, were born. This union was again broked by the death of mother in the year 1905. Bro. Basinger united with the Mennonite Church when he was yet young and remained faithful to the end. He leaves to mourn his death 5 children, 18 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers and 3 sisters, with many other near relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Midway Mennonite Church on May 4, with interment in the adjoining cemetery. Services were in charge of A. J. Steiner, Allen Rickert and I. B. Witmer. Texts, Prov. 16:31. Bro. Basinger was not sick long, his death came after a week's illness of pneumonia.
Hartzler.--Albert I., son of Isaac and Sarah Hartzler was born in Holmes Co., O., Nov. 9, 1869. In 1877, he came with his parents to Wayne Co., O., where he died May 13, 1922. aged 52 y. 6 m. 4 d. His death came as the result of an accident-falling from the roof of the house. In 1889 he confessed Christ and united with the A. M. Church, remaining faithful until death. On Dec. 24, 1895 he was united in marriage with Sister Amanda Burkholder. To this union were born 5 children, Elma Marie, Norma Emma, Ellis Ray, Elida May, and one who died in infancy. The mother passed away July 29, 1911. On Jan. 29, 1913 he was united in marriage with sister Sadie Kurtz. To this union were born 2 children, Harvey David and Della Amelia. In 1906 he was chosen and ordained deacon at the Oak Grove Church, in which capacity he served faithfully until God called him higher. As a husband and father he was kind and congenial; as a neighbor he was peaceable and always willing to lend a helping hand in need; as a laborer in the Church he enjoyed the fellowship of his brethren and was a liberal and cheerful giver to the cause of Christ. There remain a loving companion, 6 children, 2 brothers, 2 sisters and a large circle of friends to mourn his sudden departure. Funeral services at the Oak Grove Church, conducted by J. S. Gerig and I. W. Royer.
Miller.--Sister Katie, wife of Ezra Miller, died at her home in New Baltimore near Hanover, Pa., Feb. 7, 1922; aged 71 y. 1 m. 8 d. Death was caused by a stroke of paralysis from which she suffered for about 10 days, never having regained consciousness. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years. Surviving her are 2 sons, 1 daughter 4 brothers, 3 sisters, 17 grandchildren, 5 greatgrandchildren. Funeral services were held Feb. 10, with brief services at the house and further services and interment at Bair's meeting house conducted by the brethren, Harry Loose, Peter Shank, Harry Grove. Text, Heb. 4:9.
Sunday April 9, the death Messenger again entered the same house and called away the father, Ezra Miller. He had been in failing health for some time. Having an affection of the eyes it became necessary to have the one removed, from which he never recovered. He also had been a member of the Mennonite Church at one time but in later years neglected his church privileges. Besides the children and grandchildren, he is also survived by 2 brothers and 2 sisters. Funeral services from his late home and at Bair's M. H., April 12, by Bros. Harry Loose and Peter Shank. Text, Psa. 89:47 (first clause).
Weaver.--Barbara A., daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth
Diller, was born Jan. 28, 1864; died May 4, 1922; aged 58 y. 3
m. 6 d. In early life she accepted her savior, united with the
Mennonite Church, and remained faithful until death. On Dec. 25,
1884, she was united in marriage with John Powell of Rockingham,
Va., who died May 12, 1897. On Dec. 6, 1915, she was again united
in marriage with Abraham Weaver, also of Rockingham, Va., who
died Feb. 10, 1922. The first union was blessed with 1 son and
4 daughters. There also remain 19 grandchildren, 4 brothers, and
many other relatives and friends. She was sick for a few weeks
of complications and the day before her death she told the family
she would not get well. She bore her suffering patiently, being
fully resigned to God's will. She was of a quiet, unassuming disposition,
highly respected and loved by all who knew her. The children lose
an affectionate mother, the grandchildren a much loved grandmother,
the community a kind and helpful neighbor, and the Church a loyal,
devoted member. She lived to see all her children unite with the
Church of her choice. Funeral services were held at the Salem
Church, near Elida, O., on May 6, conducted by Geo. Ross and Andrew
Brenneman. Text, Num. 23:10. Burial in Salem Cemetery.
"Mother, thou art sweetly resting,
Here thy toil and cares are o'er;
Pain and sickness, death and sorrow,
Never can distress thee more."
Bishop.--Bro. William D. Bishop, a well known resident
of Blomming Glen, Pa., was born in Doylestown Twp. Jan. 12, 1854.
On Oct. 31, 1878, he married Sharon Shaddinger, who preceded him
by death Aug. 29, 1911. To this union was born 2 daughters and
1 son. He was a member of the firm of Bishop and Bro. conducting
a mercantile business at Blooming Glen, during the last 40 years.
April 16, 1916, he was again married to Libbie Moyer, with whom
he lived until death. He was an active member of the Blooming
Glen congregation for many years, and one of the promoters of
the Sunday school. His health had been failing for about 2 years
after being confined to his bed for a week by heart failure, the
Lord called him home. He died April 25, 1922; aged 68 y. 3 m.
16 d. He was the first one to die in a family of seven children
whose ages range from 60 to 80 years. He is survived by his widow,
and her children; Florence, wife of Wm. M. Moyer, Cora, wife of
John K. Gulick; and Walter S; also by 2 brothers and 4 sisters
(Mary Ann Stout, Sophia Swartly, Jos. D., Sallie, wife of Henry
H. Moyer, Howard D., and Amanda, wife of Pre. I. Frank Swartz).
He was buried May 2, 1922. Services and interment in Blooming
Glen, Pa. Bros. Wilson R. Moyer and Jacob C. Clemens, officiating.
Text, Rev. 2:10.
Just a rest for weary footsteps,
Just a folding of tired hands;
Just a glimpse across the river,
Where the holy city stands.
L. F. S.
Transcribed by: Cheri Salz, Illinois