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Groh.-Mary Montana, daughter of Lewis Z. and Lizzie Eigsti Groh, came to brighten the home of her parents Nov. 1, 1921, near Creston, Mont. On Nov. 10 she became afflicted with meningitis, and after a few days of suffering she passed away Nov. 14, 1923. Funeral was held in Kalispell Nov. 16, conducted by S. E. Allgyer of West Liberty, Ohio. Interment in Conrad Cemetery.
Baumgardner.-Mary Baumgardner (nee Hershberger) was born Jan. 27, 1867; died at her home near Davidsville, Pa., Nov. 4, 1923. On Feb. 26, 1893, she was united in marriage to Andrew Baumgardner. She was a member of the Mennonite Church and attended Sunday school and church services as usual on the morning of her death. While preparing the noonday meal she suffered a stroke of apoplexy and died at 6 p.m. She is survived by her husband, 1 son, 1 daughter, 1 step-son and one brother. Funeral services were conducted at the Kaufman Mennonite Church by E. J. Blough, L. A. Blough, and E. D. Hess. Text, I Sam. 20:3. Burial in Weaver's Cemetery.
Trimmer.-Sylvia Leola Trimmer was born in Decatur, Ill., June 8, 1899. She came to Minnesota with her parents in 1916. Died Nov. 17, 1923; aged 24 y. 5 m. 8 d. She leaves to mourn their loss father, mother, 4 sisters (Mrs. Earl Turner, Mrs. Russel Shearer, Olivia and Mildred), an aged grandmother and many other relatives. On Nov. 11 she visited her sister, Mrs. Shearer, with a number of other friends and took an active part in preparing the meal. She was taken sick Tuesday and Saturday morning, Nov. 17, the death messenger called. It reminds us again of the necessity of being ready. Funeral services were held at the Mennonite Church where she often attended, conducted by home ministers N. E. Landis and C. J. Garber. Text, Isa. 38:1. Interment took place at the Sherburn Cemetery, Sherburn, Minn.
Wilkinson.-Harland Eber Wilkinson was born in Iowa, Co., Iowa, Jan. 15, 1878. In the year 1901 he came to Jackson Co., Minn. On Dec. 30, 1903 he was united in marriage to Katie Benda. To this union were born two children, Mabel and Lloyd. On Friday afternoon, Oct. 19, a little southwest of Alpha, Minn., while husking corn his team became unmanageable and ran away. In trying to stop them he evidently was dragged some distance and received injuries that resulted in his death. He suddenly passed away Monday morning at 4 o'clock. He leaves his wife, children, brothers, sister, uncle, other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were held at the Mennonite church which he often attended. Texts, Luke 12:40 and Isa. 17:14, first clause. Services conducted by home ministers. The body was laid away in Riverside Cemetery, Jackson, Minn.
Martin.-Solomon Martin was born at New Holland, Pa., in 1842, and died in Mahoning Co., O., Nov. 12, 1923; aged 81 y. 11 m. 5 d. He was married twice, and both wives preceded him in death. One daughter was born to the first union-Mrs. Emma Hostetler of Hesston, Kans.-who survives him. His second wife was the daughter of Lewis Yoder, who died eight years ago. There were no children to the second marriage, but Bro. and Sister Martin took an orphan girl out of the Orphan's Home and gave her a home until she married. After the marriage of their adopted daughter and the death of his wife, Bro. Martin lived alone for some time, but after his health began to fail he made his home with his adopted daughter and her family (Lloyd Weikert's, where he died). Funeral services were held at Midway Church, conducted by David Lehman, assisted by E. M. Detwiler.
Mishler.-Lydia (nee Kendal) Mishler was born in Holmes
Co., Ohio, May 14, 1851; died near Shipshewana, Ind., Nov. 18,
1923; aged 72 y. 6 m. 4 d. She was married to Isaac Mishler May
8, 1870. To this union were born 14 children, 5 of whom preceded
her in death. Besides her husband, 7 sons and 2 daughters remain
to mourn her departure, namely: Abraham, Edward, Mrs. William
Lehman, Enos, Mrs. Samuel Miller, Milo, Wesley, Frank and Daniel.
Also 46 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and one sister,
Barbara Kendal of Charm, Ohio. Mother joined the Mennonite Church
at the age of 22 years and remained a faithful member until death.
She was a kind and faithful mother. Funeral services were held
at the Forks Church, Nov. 20, by D. D. Miller and A. J. Hostetler.
"Mother, thou art sweetly resting,
Here thy toils and cares are o'er;
May we all live to meet thee
On that bright and happy shore."
Yoder.-Amos M. Yoder was born Nov. 26, 1859, on a farm near West Liberty, Ohio, near which place almost his entire life was spent. He died at Grant Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, Nov. 6, 1923, at the age of 63 y. 11 m. 10 d. He was married on Jan. 8, 1884, to Sadie Yoder, of Belleville, Pa. To this happy union were born four children, John Ray, who lives on the old home farm where his father was born; Jacob, who died in the fall of 1911, leaving his wife, Iva, and little daughter Helen, causing a loss from which his father never fully recovered; Mrs. Rolly King, who also resides near home; and Paul, who is at home. He will be greatly missed by the church and community, but especially so by his wife, children, 8 grandchildren, 2 sisters, Mrs. Nancy Fett, and Mrs. John M. Yoder, of West Liberty, Ohio, and one brother, John K. Yoder, who lives on the old home farm. Bro. Yoder's life was one of unselfishness and devotion to his loved ones. His last days were full of suffering but he bore it very patiently, spending much time in prayer and communion with God and finding great consolation in the promises of God. He was fully given up to the will of his Redeemer and was ready for the call to come up higher. He was ever ready to give assistance and good advice to his children, who dearly loved their father. From youth he was a member of the Mennonite church. As a farmer he was very industrious and successful. The home has lost a husband, father, grandfather and brother; the church, a loyal member, and the community, a friend and neighbor.
Hostetler.-Elizabeth Hostetler, daughter of Jonathan
B. and Martha Hartzler, was born Oct. 27, 1871; died Nov. 8, 1923;
aged 52 y. 11 d. On Nov. 27, 1895, she was married to Christian
Hostetler. To them were born seven children, five of whom with
the father are left: Allie Mae, Le Roy, Florence, Elmer and Lena
Pearl. She also leaves three brothers and three sisters. When
she was a young girl she united with the Mennonite Church and
was always present at services when health permitted. Her life
was one of devotion to her home and family, and no labor was too
hard for her to perform when to their interest. She will be sorely
missed in the home by her husband and children, who are all at
home, as well as in the church and community. The last years of
her life were often filled with suffering, and although resigned
to the will of God, she hoped to again regain her strength for
the sake of her family, but God saw that it was better to take
her to Himself, and we humbly bow to His will.
"Mother, thou hast left us lonely,
Here thy loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God who hath bereft us,
He can all our sorrow heal." Funeral services on Nov. 10 at her home near Bellfontaine, O., in charge of A. J. Yoder and Levi Plank.
Landis.-Elizabeth Hauder Landis was born in Woodford
Co., Ill., March 6, 1862; passed away at the home of her son,
Vernon Landis, in Elgin, Ill., on Sept. 1, 1923; age 61 y. 5 m.
26 d. She moved with her parents to Cullom, Ill., when young,
and grew to womanhood there. She was united in marriage to John
S. Landis, deceased, in Pontiac, Ill., on August 24, 1880. To
this union 12 children were born, as follows: Rolland of Gilberts;
Lewis of Cullom; Emma, deceased, who was the wife of A. B. Herstein
of Cullom; John and Carson of Cullom; Robert of Gary, Ind., Mrs.
Lester Clark and Lee of Cullom; Vernon, of Elgin; Ruth, deceased,
who was the wife of Ralph Smiley, of Elgin, and Dallas and Hilda
of Elgin. She leaves to mourn her departure, besides the 10 children,
23 grandchildren and 3 brothers: Joseph of Milford, Nebr.; Peter,
of Detroit, Mich.; and John, of Chicago, Ill.; also a host of
other relatives and friends. Her remains were taken to the home
of her daughter, Mrs. Clark, where services were held on Sept.
5; also at the Mennonite Church of which she was a faithful member
since in early life. She was laid peacefully to rest in the West
Lawn Cemetery, beside her companion, to await the summons of her
Master on that resurrection morn. These services were conducted
by Bro. A. H. Leaman, of Chicago. She was apparently in good health
up to a few hours before her heavenly Father called her home to
her reward, where sorrow and partings are unknown. She was a loving
mother and her deeds of kindness will be long remembered by everyone
who knew her.
"Thou great Jehovah, full of love,
An angel bright didst send,
And took our loving mother home,
To joys that never end."
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Kropp.-Emma, daughter of Solomon Kropp and wife, was born near Pigeon, Mich., Apr. 15, 1914; died Nov. 14, 1923; aged 9 y. 6 m. 29 d. She leaves father, mother, one brother, and many friends. Emma's life was of short duration. She had been sickly the greater part of her life, which she endured patiently. Funeral services Nov. 16; buried in cemetery nearby. Services by D. J. Shetler and S. J. Swartzendruber. Text, Luke 18:15-17. Peace to her ashes.
Dutrow.-Barbara Elma Martin was born July 21, 1860; died Nov. 18, 1923, at her home near Leetonia, Ohio; aged 63 y. 3 m. 21 d. She united with the Mennonite Church at the age of 18 years and remained faithful until death. In 1888 she was united in marriage to John H. Dutrow. To this union were born two sons and one daughter, the two sons preceding her in death, leaving the husband and daughter surviving. Brief funeral services were held at the home Nov. 21, and at the Midway Church where a large number of friends and relatives met to pay their last tribute of respect. Funeral in charge of Brethren A. J. Steiner and I. B. Witmer. Text, Matt. 12:12. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Miller.-Christian, Jr., infant son of Bro. Christian
and Sister Esther (Newcomer) Miller, died Nov. 28, 1923; aged
18 d. He suffered much during his short life here, but he left
us with a sweet smile. He is survived by his parents and 2 brothers
(Amos and Earl). Funeral services were conducted at the house
by Bros. John Gochnauer and Isaac Brubaker and at East Petersburg
by Bros. John Gochnauer, Isaac Brubaker and Frank Kreider. Text,
II Kings 4:26. He was then laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.
"Our little darling has left us,
To dwell with the Father above,
But we hope some day to meet him
In that land of peace and love."
By his nurse.
Longenecker.-Levi G. Longenecker was born Nov. 28, 1850; died Nov. 21, 1923; aged 72 y. 11 m. 23 d. Funeral was held at Bassler's Church, Lancaster Co., Pa., on the 25th, conducted by Bro. Simon Garber, at the home of his son, Elmer, and at the church by Bros. Noah Risser and John Landis. Text, John 14:1-3. Bro. Longenecker was earnestly engaged in taking care of the church and cemetery for more than 30 years. Surviving brothers, John and Christian; sisters, Mrs. Annie Kraybill and Mrs. Jacob Rutt; sons, Elmer, Ira, Henry; also sixteen grandchildren. The three sons with their companions have already made the wise choice, also four grandchildren. We hope and trust they may prove faithful and that the rest of the grandchildren may also take a stand for Christ, 'ere the "roll is called up yonder," so that in the final reunion not one be missing.
Augsburger.-Edna Mae, daughter of Bro. and Sister David
C. Augsburger, was born in Allen Co., Ohio, July 8, 1922; died
at the home of her parents Nov. 26, 1923; aged 1 y. 4 m. 18 d.
Little Edna Mae was sick about one week. Her illness was not considered
serious at any time, but in the arms of her mother her little
heart gave way, and she passed away without a single struggle.
She leaves father, mother, 3 half-brothers, 2 half-sisters, 1
grandfather, 1 grandmother, 1 great-grandmother, besides a host
of friends and relatives. Funeral was held at the Salem Church
near Elida, Thanksgiving afternoon, conducted by Bro. Andrew Brenneman
(Text, Mark 10:14), assisted by Bro. J. M. Shenk.
"All is dark within our dwelling,
Lonely are our hearts today.
For Edna Mae we loved so dearly,
Has forever passed away."
Miller.-Mary, daughter of Daniel and Catherine Swartzendruber,
was born in Johnson Co., Iowa, April 8, 1882; died Sept. 19, 1923;
aged 41 y. 5 m. 6 d. She was married to Noah J. Swartzendruber
Dec. 20, 1903. He died in 1904. She was again married to Geo.
P. Miller on Feb. 15, 1914. They lived near Pigeon, Mich., at
the time of her death. She was a sufferer with asthma for a number
of years and finally in struggling for breath, as she was often
compelled to do, her heart gave way and she quietly passed away
to loved ones gone before. She is greatly missed in the home of
her husband and 3 step-children and by her mother, 1 sister and
4 brothers, for whom she was willing to do anything that would
help them along.
"Dearest mother, thou hast left us,
We, your loss must deeply feel;
But 'tis God who hath bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal."
Hensler.-Mary Hensler (nee Mast) was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, April 4, 1851; died in Howard Co., Ind., Oct. 22, 1923; aged 72 y. 6 m. 18 d. When about two years old she with her parents and family moved to Howard Co., Ind., and settled on a farm, on which she lived and died. April 14, 1872, she was united in marriage to Ananias D. Hensler, who died Aug. 28, 1919. To this union was born a son (William A.). They also had one foster-daughter. In the summer of 1872 she with her husband united with the Mennonite Church, in which faith she remained a true and devoted sister, always ready to lend a helping hand. The neighborhood has lost a Christian friend, the Church a pious sister and the son and foster-daughter and families a kind mother. She leaves 1 son, 1 foster-daughter, 8 grandchildren, 3 foster grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 1 brother (Joseph Mast), 1 sister (Susan North), and many relatives and friends. One grandchild and 2 great-grandchildren preceded her to the great beyond. Funeral services on the 24th at the Mennonite Church, conducted by the brethren, J. S. Horner and Geo. D. Troyer from Isa. 38:1. Burial in home cemetery.
Good.-Pierce Franklin, infant son of Otto J. and Anna
Good, Waynesboro, Va., died Nov. 20, aged 1 m. 11 d. Besides the
parents he is survived by one brother and one sister. Short services
were held at the home by Bro. J. R. Driver. The little body was
laid to rest in the Springdale cemetery.
"The great Jehovah, full of love,
An angel bright did send,
And took our little baby home,
To joys that never end."
Yoder.-Matilda A. Yoder was born in Michigan, Dec. 4, 1872; died in the Nazarene Hospital, Nampa, Ida., Nov. 17, 1923. She is survived by her husband, S. D. Yoder, 1 son (Herman), 1 daughter (Iva Cotham), 1 granddaughter, also her aged father, G. J. Yoder, 3 sisters, and 2 brothers. She accepted Jesus as her Saviour in early life. During her severe illness of two weeks, she rejoiced in the love of God and praised Him in her last hours. Funeral services were held on the 18th. A large congregation assembled to pay a last tribute of respect.
Stahl.-Sister Annie Mummaw Stahl was born in Somerset
Co., Pa., Aug. 10, 1840; died Nov. 9, 1923; aged 83 y. 2 m. 29
d. She had been in good health until the day of her death, when
she felt some pains. In the evening she had a stroke, and passed
away without the least sign of a death struggle. Her husband (Elijah
Stahl) died five years ago. She is survived by three children,
seventeen grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and two sisters.
She was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years. Funeral
services were conducted in the Stahl Church by S. G. Shetler,
assisted by W. C. Hershberger and E. D. Hess. The remains were
laid to rest in the Stahl cemetery.
"Dearest mother, thou hast left us,
Here thy loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God that hath bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal."
Zook.-Emma Smoker Zook was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., Nov. 4, 1861. She was united in marriage to John H. Zook Jan. 25, 1882. She died Dec. 6, 1923; aged 62 y. 1 m. 2 d. She is survived by her only son (Purl) and his wife (Orpha) of Goshen; two grandchildren (Robert and Helen Emma), one sister (Mrs. E. K. Greenawalt), and many friends who mourn her death. Sister Zook lived the larger part of her life in Elkhart County. After her marriage she moved with her husband to the vicinity of Topeka, Ind., but has resided in Goshen with her son since the death of her husband 19 years ago. In early life she united with the Mennonite Church, of which she was a faithful member. She was confined to her bed for eight weeks, during which time she was hopeful and resigned to her Father's will. The funeral services were held at her late home in Goshen and were in charge of I. R. Detweiler and A. E. Kreider. She was laid peacefully to rest in the cemetery near Topeka.
Eash.-William C. Eash was born Jan. 22, 1849, in Cambria
Co., Pa.; died Dec. 3, 1923, in Middlebury, Ind.; aged 74 y. 10
m. 11 d. He was sick two weeks of pneumonia. He is survived by
his wife, one sister (Mary Bantley), one half-sister (Lizzie Lohr),
one half-brother (Joseph Ream). Three brothers and one sister
preceded him to the glory world. He was united in marriage with
Susanna (Miller) Hostetler on March 8, 1874, living together nearly
fifty years. In July, 1884, he with his wife moved to Kansas,
living there 27 years, and in 1911 moved back to Middlebury, Ind.,
to the place of death. Some time before his death he expressed
a desire to leave this world, choosing D. J. Johns and J. P. Miller
to conduct the funeral services, using I Pet. 1:24. In June, 1884,
he united with the Mennonite Church near Shipshewana, Ind., remaining
a faithful member until death.
"Heaven now has one more treasure,
Earth can but the casket keep;
But his joy is beyond measure,
With a blessed peaceful sleep."
Funeral from the Mennonite Church, Middlebury, Ind., Dec. 5.
Steiner.-Laura M., eldest daughter of David and Ella Steiner, was born at Morrison, Ill., Nov. 14, 1887; died at her home in Sterling, Ill., Dec. 7, 1923; aged 36 y. 23 d. She leaves her parents, two brothers, and two sisters (Vernon, Cleophas, Elmira and May). Sister Laura had been in failing health for the past year, and all that medical aid could do failed to enable her to regain her strength. Yet no one seemed conscious that the approaching end was so near, since just one week from the day of her funeral she attended worship at the house of the Lord. But on Friday morning, as the world was beginning its busy hum of life, she peacefully fell asleep in the arms of Jesus. Truly we can say with Martha of old, "The Master is come and calleth for thee." She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church, having confessed faith in the Lord Jesus Christ as her personal Saviour in early life. Her life was a living testimony of that faith. Funeral services were conducted on Sunday afternoon, by her pastor in the presence of a large congregation of sympathizing relatives and friends. Her body was laid to rest in the cemetery near by.
Weber.-Jacob M. Weber was born in Berks Co., Pa., Dec.
17, 1864; died Nov. 10,1923; aged 58 yr. 10 m. 23 d. He is survived
by his wife, 1 son, 1 foster son, 3 daughters, 7 brothers, 2 sisters,
his aged father, and 5 grandchildren; 2 daughters, 1 son and 1
foster son having preceded him in death. He was a member of the
Mennonite Church from his youth and remained loyal and faithful
till death. He was superintendent of the Bowmansville Sunday school
for many years, also served as trustee of the Mennonite Orphans'
Home of Millersville, his life being a living testimony of his
Christian faith. He was of a quiet, unassuming nature, his patience
and kindly spirit having won for him the enduring admiration of
those with which he came in contact. He suffered much but bore
it all with Christian fortitude, anxiously looking forward to
the time when he should go home. Funeral services were held November
13 by N. B. Bowman, M. G. Gehman, Ben Weaver, and Noah Mack. Text,
II Tim. 4:6-8. He was laid to rest in the Bowmansville Mennonite
Cemetery, where a large concourse of people had gathered to pay
a last tribute of respect.
"Dearest father, we must lay thee
In the peaceful grave's embrace,
But thy memory will be cherished
Till we see thy heavenly face."
Stamm.-Lucile Ruby Stamm was born Dec. 3, 1917; died Nov. 26, 1923; aged 5 y. 11 m. 23 d. She leaves father, mother, 2 sisters, grandparents and many other relatives and friends to mourn her untimely departure. Her only brother preceded her to the spirit world a few years ago. Funeral services were held at the East Bend Church near Fisher, Ill., Nov. 28, by Bros. S. S. Zehr and J. A. Heiser.
Dunn.-Perlie, daughter of James and Ella Dunn, was born in LaGrange Co., Ind., Feb. 16, 1887; died Dec. 4, 1923; aged 36 y. 10 m. She united with the Mennonite Church at the age of 22 years, and was a faithful member until death. She leaves mother, seven cousins and many friends. Funeral services were held at Clinton Brick conducted by Amos Nusbaum and John Garber. Text, Jno. 14:3, 4. Her body was laid to rest in the cemetery nearby.
Riehl.-Lydia Stouffer Riehl died at her home at Leetonia, Ohio, Dec. 6, 1923; aged 52 y. 8 m. She was the daughter of Pre. Jacob and Nancy Stouffer. In 1891 she was united in marriage to John S. Riehl, to which union were born four children. In 1898 she united with the Mennonite Church and remained faithful until death. She is survived by her husband and four children. Funeral services were held at Leetonia, Dec. 8, conducted by I. B. Witmer, assisted by A. J. Steiner and E. M. Detwiler.
Forry.-Ira Benjamin, son of J. Clinton and Virgie (Shank)
Forry of Hanover, Pa., died of gastritis Dec. 8, 1923; aged 2
y. 10 m. 16 d. He is survived by his parents, 1 brother (Alvan),
and 1 sister (Mary). Funeral services were conducted at Bair's
Mennonite Church by John W. Weaver and Harvey C. Grove. Text Psa.
39:4, 5. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
"How happy are these little ones
Which Jesus Christ has blest,
The thought is sweet that we may meet
Them in that heavenly home of rest."
McCann.-Frances, daughter of Jacob and Nancy Durr, was born near Masontown, Pa., March 6, 1848; died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Isaiah Cover, near Masontown, Dec. 12, 1923; aged 75 y. 9 m. 6 d. She was married to James M. McCann Feb. 2, 1869. The following children survive: Mrs. F. O. Hayden, Jacob D. McCann, Mrs. Nora E. Cover, Mrs. Emma J. Dusenberry, John W. McCann. There are living 20 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild; also one brother, Bishop J. N. Durr. In early life she united with the Mennonite Church and kept her faith to the end. She was faithful and loyal to the Church, a good mother and grandmother, loved by those who knew her best. Funeral services conducted Dec. 15, by E. D. Hess and Daniel Kauffman. Text, Psa. 139:18, latter clause.
Swartzendruber.-Isaac S. Swartzendruber was born Jan. 28, 1871, in Johnson Co., Ia.; died at his home near Parnell, Ia., Dec. 2, 1923; aged 52 y. 10 m. 4 d. In early youth he united with the Amish Mennonite Church, of which he remained a faithful member until the time of his death. On Dec. 13, 1896, he was united in marriage to Barbara E. Swartzendruber, living in matrimony nearly 27 years. To this union were born three sons and two daughters-of whom one son (Ray) preceded him in death. He leaves a sorrowing widow, 4 children, and a host of relatives and friends. On Nov. 20, he underwent an operation for appendicitis, which was at such an advanced stage that all that medical skill and trained nursing could do could not stop the grim reaper. He was fully resigned to the Lord's will. He will be sadly missed in the home and in the neighborhood. Funeral services by the ministers of his home congregation from I Cor. 15:1-4, and Acts 26:8, at the West Union Mennonite Church Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 4.
Leaman.-Henry R. Leaman was born in Lancaster Co., Pa.,
June 15, 1850; died at his home in New Holland, Pa., Sept. 5,
aged 73 y. 2 m. 19 d. On Nov. 23, 1871, he was united in marriage
to Fannie Hershey, who survives him. To them were born 7 children,
six of whom are still living, one having died in infancy. He was
the last surviving member of his family. He was a member of the
Mennonite Church for many years, and his seat in church was seldom
vacant as long as health permitted. About six years ago he had
a stroke from which he never fully recovered; but was still able
to be around, till last May a complication of diseases set in
and he was compelled to take his bed. He was sick almost 17 weeks.
His last days were full of suffering, but he bore it very patiently
and was fully resigned to the will of God. Funeral services were
held Sept. 8, at his home conducted by Bro. Noah Mack, and Hersheys'
church by Bro. John B. Senger and Bro. Abram Martin. Text, I Cor.
"Father, thou art sweetly resting,
Here thy toils and cares are o'er;
May we all live to meet thee,
On that bright and happy shore."
Augspurger.-Anna, daughter of the late Christian and
Barbra (nee Smith) Mosiman, was born July 16, 1835, in Butler
Co., Ohio. She lived with her parents until Nov. 15, 1859, when
she united in marriage with Christian Augspurger who died May
21, 1888. Shortly after their marriage they moved to Illinois.
Five children survive: Barbra Landis, Elizabeth Strubhar, Madelina
Ehresman, Joseph, Joes, and one brother (Christian). She had been
in failing health the past few years, but was able to be up and
about the house until Wednesday, when she was taken to her bed.
She passed away to her heavenly reward Thursday, Sept. 27, aged
88 y. 2 m. 11 d. At the age of sixteen years she united with the
Mennonite Church and at the time of her death was a member of
the First Mennonite Church, Normal, Ill. She was a kind and loving
mother and her life was spent in giving service and happiness
to others and in devotion to her Lord whom she loved and she has
gone to be with Him.
"More and more we miss thee,
Friends may think the wound is healed,
But they little know the sorrow,
That lies within the heart concealed."
The funeral services were held from the home of her daughter in Normal Sept. 30, and were conducted by Bro. W. H. Grubb. Text: I Thes. 4:13. Interment in Imhoff Cemetery, Congerville, Ill.
Hauder.-An all-wise heavenly Father has seen fit to
take from our midst Bro. Joseph Hauder, who was born Oct. 3, 1847,
in Sarburg, France, and passed away at the home of his daughter
and son-in-law John H. Miller, Milford, Nebr., aged 76 y. 2 m.
11 d. In 1856, he with his parents emigrated to America, locating
first in Woodford Co., Ill., later in Livingston Co., Ill. On
Feb. 16, 1879, he was united in marriage to Pheobe Birkey (now
deceased) in Woodford Co., making this place their home the first
few years. Later, with his family he moved to Seward Co., Nebr.,
this being his home the past 40 years. To this union were born
8 children: Emanuel, Joseph B., Lydia (deceased, formerly the
wife of Menno Stutzman), Mary, William, Lena (wife of John H.
Miller), David and Benjamin (both deceased.) Two grandchildren
also preceded him. He leaves 5 children, 20 grandchildren, 1 foster
grandchild and two brothers (John and Peter). Very early in life
he united with the Amish Mennonite Church of which he was a true
and faithful member, ever willing to do the Lord's work. Very
seldom his seat in church was vacant. His illness began soon after
his return from his sister's funeral in Illinois, in early September.
Advised by his family physician, he was taken to Lincoln, Nov.
15, for an x-ray, which revealed a cancerous growth. Being told
of his condition, and asked if suffering any pain, he would say,
"I have nothing to complain, am fully resigned to the Lord's
will, and am ready to go." His last words to the family at
his bedside were, "I'm going home to see Jesus." This
true, noble Christian life shall ever be a cherished memory to
all those who knew him.
"Thou great Jehovah, full of love,
An angel bright didst send.
And took our loving father home,
To joys that never end." Funeral services by Geo. S. Miller (Text, Rev. 22) and C. Z. Yoder (Text, Rev. 14:13).
Transcriber's note: In the Hauder obit, the name "Pheobe Birkey" is spelled as it appeared in the Gospel Herald obit. I think "Phoebe" is the usual spelling, but I typed it as it was in the Gospel Herald.