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Hoover.-Daniel B. Hoover was born in the township of
Markham, York Co., Ont., in October, 1832; died Feb. 12, 1928,
in his 96th year. He united with the Mennonite Church some years
ago and remained a faithful member until death. He was buried
on Feb. 14 at the Wideman Church cemetery. Services were conducted
at the home by Samuel Wideman and at the church by L.W. Hoover.
Text, II Tim. 1, part of 12th verse: "I know whom I have
believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which
I have committed unto him against that day."
Gingerich.-Robert Lee Gingerich, twin son of Bro. G.J.
and Ursula Gingerich, was born Jan. 14, 1927; died at his home
in Garden City, Mo., Feb. 11, 1928; aged 1 y. 27 d. Little Robert
contracted whooping cough at the age of three weeks. This later
developed into bronchial and lung trouble. He leaves his father
and mother, his twin brother, LeRoy, two sisters, Verda,* Louise,
and Mabel Laverne, and one other brother, Vernon G., also one
grandmother and one great-grandfather. Funeral was held at the
Sycamore Church Feb. 13, 1928, conducted by J.J. and I.G. Hartzler.
Texts, Matt. 18:3, 10-14.
*Transcriber's note: comma inserted in text
Histand.-Magdalene Biehn was born near Strasburg, Ont., on Aug. 13, 1842; and died at Kitchener, Ont., on Feb. 4, 1928; aged 85 y. 5 m. 27 d. She became a member of the Mennonite Church nearly 60 years ago and remained faithful to the end. In 1892 she was married to Geo. Histand who preceded her by nearly 27 years. During her latter years she was nearly blind. The immediate cause of her death was pneumonia. She leaves one brother (Aaron, of Guernsey, Sask.). The funeral was held on Feb. 7. Bro. M.C. Bowman conducted the services at the house and the brethren Oscar Burkholder and C.F. Derstine at the First Mennonite Church. Burial took place in the adjoining cemetery.
Delp.-Henry C., son of William and Lovina Delp, was
born Sept. 10, 1927; died Dec. 31, 1927; aged 3 m. 21 d. His sickness
was of short duration. Death was caused by convulsions. He leaves
his parents, 1 brother, William Jr., 4 grandparents, 3 great-grandparents
and many other relatives and friends. "The Lord gave, the
Lord hath taken away: blessed be the name of the Lord." Services
were conducted at the house by Bros. Henry Cl...mer* and Warren
Moyer and at the Salford Mennonite Church by Bros. Rein Alderfer
and Isaac Kulp. Text, John 16:16 22*. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
"Oh, that dear one, how we loved him!
Oh, how hard to give him up!
But an angel came down for him
And removed him from our flock.
*Transcriber's note:Ink blot, unable to read name; no comma between 16 & 22
Huntsberger.-Elizabeth Martin Huntsberger was born May
2, 1846; died Jan. 30, 1928; aged 81 y. 8 m. 28 d. She was a faithful
member of the Mennonite Church for a good many years. She was
united in marriage to Benjamin Huntsberger on Nov. 5, 1868, to
which union were born 2 sons and 6 daughters. Sister Huntsberger
leaves an aged husband, 1 brother, 4 sisters, 2 sons, 4 daughters,
27 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren to mourn her loss.
Services were held at Martin's Mennonite Church near Orrville,
Ohio, conducted by Brethren Abram Good, Benjamin Good, David Wenger,
and Moses Horst.
"Weep not for me, my family dear,
Nor shed for me the sorrowing tear;
I am not dead, but only sleep,
My silent slumber, Oh how sweet!"
Leichty.-Emma Leichty, daughter of John and Fanny Leichty,
was born in Wayne,* Co., Ohio, Nov. 18, 1876; peacefully passed
away at the home of her sister, Mrs. Oliver Blosser, Feb. 11,
1928; aged 51 y. 2 m. 23 d. Father, mother, a brother, Harvey,
and an infant brother preceded her in death. Four brothers, two
sisters, six nieces, three nephews, and other relatives and friends
survive. In her youth she accepted and confessed Christ as her
Savior and united with the Oak Grove Mennonite Church, where she
remained a loyal and devoted sister, serving her Lord and Master
in the spirit of humility and love. She silently passed over,
awaiting the reward of the faithful. Services were conducted by
Bros. J.S. Gerig and J.A. Leichty. Text, Isa: 26:3.
"Beneath His watchful eyes,
His saints securely dwell;
That hand which bears all nature up
Shall guard His children well."
*Transcriber's note: Comma after Wayne.
Cressman.-Cyrus Cressman was born June 13, 1845; died at the home of his son, Isaiah, near Kitchener, Ont., on Feb. 9, 1928; aged 82 y. 7 m. 27 d. On Dec. 24, 1871, he was married to Mary Horst, who predeceased him 19 years. To this union were born 7 sons and 4 daughters, 2 sons, David and Cyrus, having preceded him in death. There remain to mourn his departure 5 sons (Isaiah, of Kitchener; Noah, Levi, and John of Breslau; Allan of Alberta), 4 daughters, (Mrs. Enoch Bauman, Elmira; Mrs. Lloyd Shantz, Maggie of Alberta; Mrs. Jacob Cressman, of Breslau), and one sister, Mrs. Mary Clemens, Breslau. Before his marriage he united with the Mennonite Church in which communion he spent his closing years. He left a testimony of peace with God, and a desire to depart this life and be with Him. Funeral services were held on Feb. 13 at the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, with the brethren C.F. Derstine and Oscar Burkholder in charge of the services. Text, II Kings 20:1. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Brubaker.-Susan E. Brubaker was born Nov. 21, 1845;
died Feb. 2, 1928; aged 82 y. 2 m. 12 d. She died after an illness
of 8 days of pneumonia. She was married Nov. 12, 1867, to Joseph
E. Brubaker who preceded her in death 23 years ago. In early life
she with her husband united with the Mennonite Church of which
they were both faithful members to the end of life, and attended
church services whenever health permitted. Four children survive:
Ammon, Clayton, J. Henry, and Susie, who were all at her bedside
when she passed away. A daughter, Mrs. Ellie Longenecker, passed
on before on Jan. 15, 1908. 12 grandchildren and 11 great- grandchildren
also survive. Funeral services were held at the East Petersburg
Mennonite Church Feb. 5, by Bros. Isaac Brubaker, Frank Kreider,
and John Gochnauer. Burial at Erisman's Mennonite Cemetery.
The golden gates were opened wide,
A gentle voice said, "Come;"
And angels from the other side,
Welcomed our loved one home.
Souder.-Leah Souder (nee Nofziger), wife of Jacob Souder,
was born near Pettisville, O., July 14, 1876. She was taken to
the Wauseon Hospital Monday evening, Feb. 13, 1928, where she
underwent a serious operation and three days later, Feb. 16, she
quietly passed away to the great beyond, at the age of 51 y. 7
m. 2 d. Jan. 14, 1900, she was united in marriage to Bro. Jacob
Souder. To this union were born 2 children, one son and one daughter,
the daughter preceding her in death in infancy. Sister Souder
leaves to mourn her sudden death, her husband, one son, 2 grandchildren,
2 brothers, 4 sisters, and many relatives and friends. She accepted
Christ as her Savior in her young years and united with the Amish
Mennonite Church and lived a devoted life unto the end. Funeral
services were held at the Central A.M. Church Feb. 19, conducted
by Brethren Eli Rupp, E.L. Frey, and S.D. Grieser. Text, Jas.
4:14; Jno. 14:1-3. Burial at Pettisville cemetery.
"Mother is not dead, but sleeping,
In our Father's care;
Some sweet day we hope to meet her
In that blissful home so fair."
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Gospel Herald - Volume XX, Number 49 - March 8, 1928 - pp 1070,1071
Martin.-Norman F. Martin was born Oct. 3, 1873; died Feb. 14, 1928; aged 54 y. 4 m. 11 d. On Dec. 17, 1900, he was married to Magdalena Bowman. To them were born 4 sons and 4 daughters. One son preceded him. He united with the Mennonite Church early in life and remained true to the end. He suffered from internal cancers, and could not eat anything the last few weeks, but bore it all with wonderful patience until he quietly fell asleep in Jesus. Funeral Feb. 16, 1928, conducted by Bros. Urias Martin and Moses Brubacher at the Mennonite Church, St. Jacobs, Ont.
Martin.-Willis, son of Isaac and Ada (Weaver) Martin, died Feb. 23 ,1928; aged 3 months. Willis suffered from pleuropneumonia for 10 days. He has gone to meet his two little brothers who died in infancy. He is survived by his parents, 2 grandmothers, one grandfather, 4 great-grandparents and a number of uncles and aunts. Everything was done for him that hands could do, and he has now gone where there is no more pain, where he is "Safe in the Arms of Jesus." Funeral services were held at the home on Feb. 26, 1928, by Bros. Joseph Hostetter and Frank Hurst. Text, 11 Sam. 12:21,22. Burial in the home cemetery. -By an Aunt.
Miller.-Mark Edwin, son of Bro. Milford and Sister Florence Miller, of Benton, Ohio, was born May 16, 1927; died Feb. 20, 1928; aged 9 m. 4 d. Little Mark brought much joy and gladness to his parents in his short stay on earth and when the Master called him unto Himself it left a touch of sorrow, but beneath the sorrow is a joy of eternal worth. He is survived by his parents, one brother, Dwight, one grandfather, Levi Miller of Berlin, O., one grandmother, Mrs. Benj. Oswald of Topeka, Ind., and many uncles, aunts, and cousins. Services were conducted from the home of the parents by Bros. Calvin Mast and I.W. Boyer.
Yoder.-Sarah (Mast) Yoder, daughter of Pre. Abraham and Anna Mast, was born near Walnut Creek, O., Aug. 29, 1855; died near Farmstown, O., Feb. 8, 1928; aged 72 y. 5 m. 9 d. She was united in marriage to Aaron Yoder, March 11, 1875. To this union were born 5 sons and 4 daughters. One daughter and 2 sons preceded her. She leaves her husband, 3 sons, 3 daughters, 16 grandchildren, 6 brothers, 4 sisters, and 3 great-grandchildren. She was afflicted with heart trouble for a few years. She united with the Walnut Creek A.M. Church in her younger years and was a faithful member to the end. Services were held at the meetinghouse by Ed. Shepfer of the Brethren Church from Judges 5:8 and Alvin W. Miller of the home Church from Psa. 103:15. Burial in the cemetery near by.
Kauffman.-Mary Yoder Kauffman, daughter of Nicholas and Barbara Yoder, was born in France, June 24, 1849; died at her home near Garden City, Mo., Feb. 5, 1928; at the age of 78 y. 7 m. 12 d. At the age of 16 years she, with 1 sister and 1 brother, came to America, and settled in Logan Co., Ohio. Later she moved to Hickory Co., Mo., where she was united in marriage to Nicholas Kauffman on March 30, 1870, after which they moved to Polk Co., Mo. In February 1891 they moved to Cass Co., near Garden City. She was preceded in death by her husband, who died 8 years ago, and 2 daughters. She is survived by four daughters (Mary, Minnie, Elizabeth and Lydia), and one son (John); also 10 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, and 1 sister. She was in ill health almost eight years, but was always cheerful and patient during her suffering. She united with the Amish Mennonite Church in her youth, and remained faithful to the end. The funeral was conducted from the Sycamore Grove Church by Bros. L.J. Miller, and I.G. Hartzler. Burial in the Clearfork Cemetery.
Stauffer.-Susan Martin Stauffer, widow of the late Abram L. Stauffer, was born Aug. 12, 1850, in Erie Co., New York; passed from this life Feb. 22, 1928, at her residence in Roseland, Nebr.; Aged 77 y. 6 m. 10 d. She was united in marriage to Abram Stauffer of Sterling, Ill., Dec. 15, 1870. They had the privilege of enjoying the companionship of wedded life for 56 years, He having preceded her in death one year. In 1875 they moved to Adams Co., Nebr., where they were residents for 53 years. In 1888 she gave her heart to Jesus Christ and with her husband united with the Mennonite Church of which she has been a consistent member. She was an invalid for the past two years, and expressed a great desire to depart and be at rest. She leaves to cherish her memory, A foster-son, Earl Rose, one brother Solomon Martin, of Mankato, Kans., and 2 sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Rose of Hastings, Nebr., and Mrs. Anna Harrington, who has cared for her the past 2 years; also a host of relatives and friends. The services were conducted by Bro. D.G. Lapp and the body was laid to rest in the Roseland Mennonite Cemetery. Text, Num. 23:10, last clause; II Tim. 4:7,8.
Shetler.-Jacob, son of Christian and Veronica Nissley Shetler, was born on the Shetler homestead near Johnstown, Pa., May 22, 1848; and died at the home of his son, Pre. S.G. Shetler, Feb. 16, 1928; aged 79 y. 8 m. 24 d. The deceased was married to Amelia Kaufman, March 6, 1870, who died January 23, 1916. To this union were born two children, Samuel Grant and Louise, widow of the late Joseph Hochstetler. Besides these children he is survived by 7 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Three grandchildren, Effie Hochstetler, Ralph and Rena Shetler, and one great-grandchild, Mark Miller, preceded him. Only one brother, Abraham Shetler, remains from a family of 11 children. The departed was baptized and received into the Amish Mennonite Church about 57 years ago. At the time of his death, he was a communicant member of the Stahl congregation of the Mennonite Church, near Johnstown. The funeral was held on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 19, 1928, in charge of Bros. Wm. C. Hershberger, James Saylor, and L.A. Blough, at the Stahl meetinghouse with a large concourse of people in attendance. Interment in cemetery near the church.
Yoder.-Magdalena Yoder, daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth Gingerich, was born in Fairfield Co., Ohio, Nov. 27, 1845. Her parents came to Washington Co., Ia., when she was about 5 years old. She died on her old homestead near Kalona, Ia., Feb. 25, 1928; aged 82 y. 2 m. 27 d. In her youth she united with the Amish Mennonite Church and remained a faithful and true member to the end. Nov. 10, 1864, she united in marriage to Peter M. Yoder. To this union were born 5 sons and 6 daughters. Her husband, one son, and two daughters preceded her to the great beyond. She leaves to mourn her departure 2 brothers (Dan D. and George D. Gingerich), 2 sisters (Mrs. Chr. Slaubach and Mrs. Amelia Miller), 4 sons (Daniel, George, and Moses of Kalona, Ia., and Jeff of Jewsburg, Colo.), 4 daughters (Mrs. Joel Miller, with whom she lived, Mrs. Chris Ropp, Mrs. Manasseh Hochstedler, Mrs. Joe D. Yoder), 58 grandchildren, 65 great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the home of Joel Miller Feb. 28, 1928, conducted by Bros. Jonas Otto, and Samuel Kemp. Text, II Tim. 4:6-8.
Zook.-Mattie, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth King,
was born in Lawrence Co., Pa., Dec. 11, 1893. She had been in
failing health for several weeks and went to the Lewistown, Pa.,
hospital, where she underwent an operation for gallstones. She
seemed to recover but later gradually grew weaker until she died
Feb. 11, 1928; aged 34 y. 2 m. 29 d. Her parents moved to Mifflin
Co., Pa., when she was twelve years of age at which place she
grew to womanhood and resided until death. She was united in marriage
to Joshua B. Zook, June 4, 1916. To this union were born 4 children.
Those who survive are her husband, 4 children, her aged mother,
4 brothers, and 3 sisters. In her early years she heard her Master's
call, accepted His gracious invitation, and united with the Amish
Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Locust Grove
Church, conducted by J.L. Mast and J.D. Yoder. Interment in the
cemetery near by.
"Dear sister, how we miss you,
Now your place is vacant here.
But you'll never be forgotten,
By the ones who hold you dear."
-By a Friend.
Stayrook.-John M. Stayrook was born near Mattawana, Pa., April 11, 1858, where he grew to manhood. When a young man he confessed Christ as his Savior and remained a faithful follower of Jesus. He was a son of Samuel and Elizabeth Kauffman Stayrook. In the year 1888 he was united in marriage to Sarah Yoder who with him established a loving home in Logan Co., Ohio. Jan. 21, 1928, Bro. Stayrook died very suddenly of heart failure at his home in Zanesfield, O., aged 69 y. 9 m. 10 d. Bro. Stayrook seemed apparently in his usual robust health until a few minutes before he fell to the floor and life was extinct. He was a man of genial disposition, home-loving, and companionable. He is survived by his devoted companion, and adopted son, Chas. Stayrook, and three grandchildren of Zanesfield, O.; two brothers, Eli Stayrook of Mattawana, Pa.; and Jonathan Stayrook of Bellefontaine, Ohio. Six children preceded him in death during their infancy. He was also preceded in death by 3 sisters, 1 brother, 4 half-sisters and three half-brothers. Bro. Stayrook's sudden death brings to us very forcibly the words, "Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh."
Brunk.-Elizabeth (Heatwole) Brunk, daughter of the late
Joseph and Lydia Heatwole, was born April 19, 1857; died February
17, 1928, at her home near Harrisonburg, Va., after a brief illness;
aged 70 years, 9 months, and 29 days. She was married to Elias
Brunk in 1879. To this union were born four sons: Elmer R. Brunk,
Joseph A. Brunk, and Harry A. Brunk, of near Harrisonburg, Va.;
and J. Claude Brunk, of South Bend, Ind. Besides the husband and
four sons, the deceased is survived by eleven grandchildren. Also
the following brothers and sisters survive: S.D. Heatwole, Sallie,
wife of preacher J.W. Coffman, and Mary, wife of J.D. Showalter,
of Harrisonburg, Va., Bishop Anthony Heatwole, and one half-sister,
Lydia Groves, who is now in her 87th year, of Waynesboro, Va.
Sister Brunk united with the Mennonite Church when she was about
sixteen years old, and was baptized by the late Bishop Samuel
Coffman. She remained a faithful and loyal member of the Mennonite
Church, and served as deaconess since June 25, 1905. It was her
sincere desire to live and teach the doctrines and principles
of the Bible as interpreted by the Church of her choice. Even
though she has departed this life her works do follow - her example
and influence continue in the lives and hearts of many to whom
she was near and dear. Funeral services were conducted Feb. 20,
at the Weavers Mennonite Church, by the Brethren L.J. Heatwole,
S.H. Rhodes, and E.J. Suter. Text, Psa. 116:15: "Precious
in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints."
The family wishes to express appreciation for the letters of sympathy received.
Miller.-Samuel H. Miller was born two miles west of Walnut Creek, O., Jan. 5, 1862; died at Walnut Creek, Feb. 17, 1928; aged 66 y. 1 m. and 12 d. He was united in marriage to Margaret Rufenacht, Dec. 14, 1882, to which union were born 4 sons and 2 daughters. This union was severed when death claimed his companion on Feb. 6, 1891. On Sept. 24, 1893, he was married to Malinda Mast and to this union were born 4 sons and 5 daughters, 2 sons and one daughter preceded him in death. He leaves to mourn his departure his wife, 12 children: (John S., of Sugar Creek; Mrs. Wilmer Beachy, of Millersburg; George S., of Milford, Nebr.; Mrs. Sanford Stutzman, of Hiram, O.; Arthur, of Wooster, O.; Vernon, of Aurora, O.; Mrs. Lloyd Mishler, of Sugar Creek, O.; Mrs. Gordon Cheasley, of East Orange, N.J.; Pauline, of Cleveland, O.; Titus, Samuel, and Grace, at home), one brother, Jacob M., of Millersburg, O., 27 grandchildren, besides many other relatives and friends. In his youthful days he gave his heart to the Lord and united with the Amish Mennonite Church at Walnut Creek where he was always recognized as a pillar until he was called higher. In the spring of 1896 Bro. Miller was ordained to the ministry at Walnut Creek and during the intervening years he faithfully proclaimed God's Word, not only in his home church, but his voice was lifted in no uncertain sound in many pulpits in this as well as in other states. For several years he with other ministers of the Gospel established a church near Aurora, Ohio. During the last years of his life he was stricken with heart disease and dropsy, and because of these afflictions he had to sit on a chair or bed day and night until death come to his relief. He suffered very much during all this time, but surely endured it all to the honor and glory of God, which was manifested by his beautiful prayers at night when he could not sleep. He patiently endured all, longing for the time when he should see his Redeemer. Funeral services were held at the Walnut Creek A.M. Church, conducted by E.B. Stoltzfus, J.S. Gerig, Edward Shepfer, and Alvin W. Miller. Texts, Job 14:14; II Tim. 4:6-8.
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Payne.-Roy Philip, infant son of A. Roy and Grace Zook Payne, was born and died on Feb. 17, 1928. He leaves father, mother, 1 sister,4 grandparents, uncles, aunts and cousins. He was laid to rest in the Holly Grove cemetery with short services at the grave by Bro. George Hostetler. One infant brother preceded him.
Johnson.-Mollie (Ennis) Johnson, beloved wife of Frank Johnson, died at her home near Westover, Md., early Sunday morning, Mar. 4, 1928; aged 34 y. 11 m. 24 d. She leaves her sorrowing companion and nine children. An infant daughter preceded her to the spirit world. Two brothers, George and Arzah Ennis, and one sister, Mrs. Harrison Wooster, also remain to mourn her loss. Funeral services were held at Greenhill Church of the Brethren of which she was a member. Interment in Quinton cemetery.
Carigon.-Albert Carigon was born in Orleans, Mich., Nov. 20, 1862; died Jan. 14, 1928; aged 66 y. 1 m. 25 d. Mr. Carigon was united in marriage to Lovica McCalla, on March 28, 1886. There were born to this union 12 children, three of whom preceded him. He leaves to mourn their loss his wife, Lovica Carigon, 4 sons, and 5 daughters (Harold, Bert, Chester, Emmet, Thelma, Glene, Fay Edith, and Mattie), one brother Delbert Carigon of Saginaw, Mich., and several grandchildren and other relatives and friends. Services were conducted at the home January 17 by Aldus Brackbill. Interment in the Mennonite Cemetery near Elmdale.
Kauffman.-Christian K., son of Pre. Jonathan and Anna
(King) Kauffman was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Feb. 22, 1860;
died July 28, 1927. On May 24, he had a stroke of paralysis and
on May 27 Bros. Brackbill and Senger came to visit him and received
him in the Church. He had been a member earlier, but had been
back from communion for a number years. He observed communion
and feetwashing in the closing days of his life and sang and prayed.
He leaves three brothers and two sisters. Short services were
conducted at his sister's home where he lived, by Bro. Amos B.
Stoltzfus and at the church by Brethren John A. Kennel and John
Senger. Burial in Gordonville cemetery.
Springer.-Sarah, daughter of Christian and Fannie Springer, was born near Washington, Ill., April, 1869; died at the Hospital in Lincoln, Ill., Jan. 18, 1928; aged 58 y. 9 m. - d. She leaves to mourn 6 sisters and 1 brother (Mary Oswald, Strange Nebr., Lizzie Sears, Tiskilwa, Ill., Lena Householder, Chicago, Ill., Samuel, and Barbara Bender of Hopedale, Ill., Bertha Gallman, Roodhouse, Ill., Martha Bender, Bloomington, Ill.), and many other relatives and friends. She united with the Mennonite Church in early life. Funeral services were held at the Hopedale Mennonite Church, conducted by Bro. Simon Litwiller, assisted by Bros. Daniel Nafziger and Ben Springer. Text, John 5:24-29. Burial in the Mennonite Cemetery near Hopedale.
Lehman.-Fanny Lehman, daughter of Henry H. Miller, was born 3 miles east of Middlebury, Ind., Feb. 11, 1845. She lived on the farm on which she was born and died, all her life. She was the oldest native born resident of the township for a number of years. She was married to David D. Lehman April 16, 874. To this union were born 3 children: Henry, of St. Paul, Oreg., Polly, wife of Benjamin S. Miller, and Lizzie, wife of Jacob D. Miller, both of Middlebury, Ind. 15 grandchildren and 10 great- grandchildren also survive her. She died Feb. 29, 1928; aged 83 y. 18 d. She united with the Old Order Amish Mennonite Church in her young years, in which she was a faithful member until death. The funeral was held at the home Mar. 3, 1928, by Moses M. Miller, Eli J. Borntrager, and D.D. Miller.
Culp.-Esther (Loucks) Culp, daughter of Jonas and Anna (Ramer) Loucks, was born three miles northeast of Wakarusa, Ind., Aug. 23, 1888; died Feb. 19, 1928; aged 39 y. 5 m. 26 d. She was married to Oscar Culp June 19, 1909. She leaves her husband, 6 sons, 1 daughter, father, 2 brothers and 3 sisters to mourn her departure. In the year 1907 Esther confessed her Christ and united with the Mennonite Church. A few weeks before she died she renewed her covenant with the Lord and with her husband united with the Mennonite Brethren in Christ Church. Her great concern before her departure was for her children that they might be brought up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. Funeral services were held from the Yellow Creek church conducted by A.B. Yoder and D.A. Yoder.
Martin.-Sister Anna Brenneman was born April 14, 1854;
died Dec. 28, 1927; aged 73 y. 8 m. 14 d. Her death was due to
a stroke of paralysis which lasted only several hours. She was
a faithful member of the Mennonite Church and also a kind loving
mother and grandmother. On Jan. 10, 1878, she united in marriage
to John F. Martin who preceded her in death by July 29, 1921.
To this union were born 2 sons and 3 daughters: Samuel, Henry,
Amelia, Elmira, and Amanda, and also 15 grandchildren. Funeral
services were held on Dec. 31 from the home and from the Martin
Mennonite Church, conducted by Bro. Benj. Good an Abby Good. Interment
in the Martin cemetery.
"Rest on, dear mother, your labor is o'er
Your willing hands will toil no more,
A faithful mother true and kind
No friend on earth like you we'll find.
-By the Family.
Detweiler.-Kate Detweiler (nee Haldeman), was born Nov. 1, 1851, in Bucks Co., Pa.; died Jan. 26, 1928, at Levin, Pa., after an illness of one week; aged 76 y. 2 m. 25 d. On Fe. 8, 1873, she was married to John B. Detweiler. To them were born 4 sons and 1 daughter, all of whom grew to maturity. Her husband died in 1902, and one son also preceded her in death. She is survived by 3 sons, 1 daughter, 1 brother, and 11 grandchildren. She accepted Christ as her Savior in her young years and united with the Doylestown Mennonite Church and remained true to her faith until the end. She was a kind and loving mother and always was greatly concerned about her family. Funeral services were held on Feb. 1, 1928, conducted at the house by Bro. Mahlon Gross, and at the Doylestown Mennonite Church by Bros. Abram Hiestand and Enos Wismer. Text, Rev. 14:13. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Nussbaum.-Elizabeth Nussbaum (nee Schumacher) was born Jan. 31, 1883, near Bluffton, Ohio; died Feb. 25, 1928, near Dalton, Ohio; aged 45 y. 24 d. On April 15, 1900 she accepted Jesus as her Savior and united with the Sonnenberg Mennonite Church of which she remained a member until death. On Feb. 11, 1904 she was married to Christ C. Nussbaum with whom she shared joy and sorrow for 24 years. This union was blessed with 11 children. These are all at home except Bernice, the oldest one, who is residing in the state of Oregon at present. She leaves to mourn her departure a sorrowing husband, 11 children, father, mother, 5 brothers, 2 sisters, one sister (Rhoda) preceded her in death, and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Sonnenberg Mennonite Church Mar. 1, 1928, conducted by Brethren Jacob S. Moser, Louis Amstutz, and C.N. Amstutz. Text, Jas. 4:14.
Bawel.-Edna Marie, daughter of John E. And Katie Bawel,
was born in Hall Co., Nebr., Feb. 5, 1915; died near Cairo, Nebr.,
Feb. 9, 1928; aged 13 y, 4 d. Over two years ago she was taken
to a specialist in Lincoln on account of infantile paralysis in
her right arm and shoulder. She was first put into a cast for
6 weeks, and then into a brace, which she wore about her arm and
shoulder until death. Her death was caused by bronchial pneumonia.
She was sick only a few days. She leaves to mourn her early departure,
father, mother, one brother (Henry Joseph), five sisters (Emma
Grace, Nellie Gray, Velma Fern, Viola Doris, Bessie Betty), also
one grandmother and a host of relatives and friends. One infant
sister preceded her to the spirit world. Services were conducted
at the house by Bro. A.D. Stutzman and at the Wood River Mennonite
Church by Amon Stoltzfus. Text, I Sam. 20:3 latter clause. Burial
took place in the adjoining cemetery.
Keim.-John Keim was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, August
25, 1841; died February 29, 1928 at his home in Topeka, Ind.;
aged 86 y. 6 m. 4 d. He was one of seven children born to Joseph
and Catherine Keim. These children all preceded him in death with
the exception of Joe Keim of Topeka. He was married to Sarah Smucker
Dec. 10, 1866 who died Oct. 29, 1892. There were no children born
to this union, but they made a home for three foster children,-Amanda
Dugan, Leanna Keim, and Randal Keim. John was married to Rebecca
Zook Dec. 10, 1893. At the age of 21 years he came to Indiana
and later became a pioneer of this community. He united with the
Brethren Church soon after coming to Indiana and was a faithful
member until death, never missing church when health permitted.
Funeral services were held at the Baptist Church in Topeka, March
4, conducted by I.S. Burns, assisted by E.J. Yoder. Text, II Cor.
5:1. Burial at Maple Grove Cemetery.
All is over, hands are folded
On a quiet peaceful breast;
All is over, pains are ended,
Now dear John is at rest.
Brubaker.-Martha Brubaker, wife of Amos Brubaker, was
born April 21, 1858; died Nov. 30, 1927; aged 69 y. 9 m. 7 d.
On Tuesday morning she went to a neighbor's home to deliver a
telephone message. On the way home while crossing the street she
was struck by an automobile and received severe injuries. On the
following Wednesday evening she passed away, being conscious up
to the last. She leaves to mourn her departure her husband and
two children. One son preceded her in death. The remaining children
are Ephraim Brubaker and Lizzie, wife of Noah Rohrer. Two sisters
and two brothers also survive. Her death came as a shock and reminds
us that there is only a step between us and death. She was a faithful
member of the Mennonite Church and as she was feeble in health
she was often deprived of the privilege of going to the house
of worship. The Sunday before her death she had attended communion
service at Petersburg. Funeral services were conducted at the
home in Lititz by Jacob Hershey, and at Petersburg Church by John
Gochnauer, Isaac Brubaker, and Frank Greider. Text, Psalm 37:23.
Burial took place in the cemetery.
"We miss thee from our home, dear mother,
We miss thee from thy place,
A shadow o'er our life is cast,
We miss the sunshine of thy face."
Mikel.-William J. Mikel, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Mikel,
was born near Wakarusa, Ind., on Oct. 27, 1854; died in Elkhart,
Ind., on Feb. 15,1928; aged 73 y. 3 m. 19 d. He lived in this
vicinity all his life. For 33 years he was an employee of the
New York Central R.R., working in the maintenance department as
a sheet metal worker. He retired Nov. 1, 1925. For several years
he had been in ill health and his condition became serious ten
weeks ago. His death was caused by heart trouble and Bright's
disease. He married Mary Pletcher on Jan. 24, 1878. Two children,
a son and a daughter, graced this home. The son died in infancy.
About thirty years ago he was converted and joined the South Side
Evangelical Church. Seven years ago he transferred his membership
to the First Evangelical Church of Elkhart. He held various offices
and was highly esteemed in the church. He was a devout Christian
and a firm believer in the fundamentals of the Christian faith.
All who knew him testify to his sincerity. Surviving him are his
wife, and daughter, Mrs. V.W. Steiner, of Elkhart, a foster-son,
Bert Gibson of Iowa, two sisters, Mary Pletcher of Mishawaka and
Mrs. Ella Shriner of South Bend, Ind.
"Servant of God, well done!
Thy glorious warfare' past,
The battle's fought, the race is won,
And thou art crowned at last."
Funeral services held at the Olive Mennonite Church conducted by D.A. Yoder and Mr. Doescher of the Evangelical Church.
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Spoonhour.-John Henry Spoonhour was born Aug. 18, 1850; died March 7, 1928; aged 77 y. 5 m. 19 d. He lived at Blackgap, about 2 miles from Pond Bank. Funeral services were held March 9, in the Mennonite Church at Pond Bank by Bro. Harvey E. Shank. Text, Psa. 90:12. Interment was made in the old cemetery in Pond Bank.
Brown.-David H. Brown passed to his rest at the home of his son, Wade R., at Cedar Grove, Ont., Mar. 4, 1928, in his 83rd year. His wife preceded him 10 years ago. He came into the Mennonite Church in his 70th year. Although most of his days were spent outside the fold yet, as a member of the church he gave evidence of the new life. He is survived by three children, Wade R., Mrs. S.M. Kanagy, Chicago, Ill., and Oscar, of Saskatchewan. He was buried on Mar. 6 at the Wideman Church. The service was conducted by Stuart Woods and L.J. Burkholder.
McDowell.-Tilman McDowell died at his home near Markham, Ont., Feb. 2, 1928, in his 69th year. Deceased was born at Vineland, Ont., and came to Markham with his widowed mother in 1875. He came into the Mennonite Church when a young man. He was much interested in the service of song and other church activities. He became afflicted about 16 years ago and suffered considerable distress. His wife died in December last. He is survived by three sons and their families. The funeral was conducted at the Wideman Church on March 5 by L.W. Hoover and L.J. Burkholder.
Yoder.-Howard Julius, son of Floyd and Amelia Yoder, was born at Goshen, Ind., July 19, 1927; died Dec. 8, 1927; aged 4 m. 19 d. He was quite frail and delicate from birth and was permitted to brighten the home for only a short time, but during that time a love was kindled which makes our eternal home much dearer because he has been taken to be there. He leaves his parents and one brother to mourn his loss, but not as those who have no hope. Services were conducted at the home by D.J. Johns and C.A. Hartzler, using Psalm 103 and Gen. 37:30 as lesson and text.
Siegrist.-John D. Siegrist was born near Chambersburg, Pa., Oct. 3, 1862; died at his home north of Chambersburg on Feb. 29, 1928; aged 65 y. 4 m. 6 d. He was stricken with paralysis and was ill only one day. He was an active member of the Mennonite Church for many years and was a trustee of the Old People's Home at Maugansville, Md., ever since the institution was built. He is survived by his widow, and four children: J. Harvey Siegrist, Mrs. Irvin Diller, Mrs. Norman Frey, and Ruth at home. Funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon, March 4, at the Chambersburg Mennonite Church, conducted by Bros. D.E. Kuhns and H.E. Shank. Text, Rev. 7:14. Burial in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Smucker.-Joseph J. Smucker was born in Stark Co., Ohio, July 23, 1853; died at his home near Canton, Ohio, March 6, 1928; aged 74 y. 7 m. 13 d. He was united in marriage to Leah Conrad Sept. 22, 1898. He leaves to mourn his departure his beloved life companion, 1 sister, Rosa Conrad, Harrisborg, Ohio, 2 nephews and 1 niece, as well as a large circle of near relatives and friends. Three brothers and 4 sisters preceded him to the spirit world. Bro. Smucker confessed his belief in his Savior and was baptized and received into the Amish Mennonite Church, Sept. 29, 1870. He remained a faithful and devoted brother until the Lord called him home. Services were conducted by Bros. J.A. Liechty, and J.S. Gerig. Text, Psa. 116:7. Interment in the Beech cemetery.
Ebersole.-Frances E., widow of the late David M. Ebersole, was born Feb. 13, 1844; died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jacob L. Myers, Mar. 12, 1928; after an illness of one week; aged 84 y. 29 d. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years. Two children survive: Mrs. Jacob L. Myers and Levi L. Ebersole of Elizabethtown, and 2 brothers, Pre. John E. Landis, and David E. Landis of Elizabethtown; also 5 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Mar. 15, at Good's Church, conducted by Bros. Noah Risser and Ira Z. Miller. Text, Heb. 4:9.
"Dearest grandmother, how we miss you,
Now your place is vacant here,
But you'll never be forgotten,
By the ones who hold you dear."
-By a Granddaughter.
Riegsecker.-Dorothy Ellen, infant daughter of John and
Naomi Reigsecker, was born Jan. 3, 1928; died Mar. 3, 1928; aged
2 months. Dorothy was apparently a hearty child in the morning.
When Bro. Reigsecker got up he laid her and her little twin brother,
Dewayne, together thinking they were both sleeping nicely. After
breakfast when Sister Mary went to look after them she found her
little sister had passed away, suddenly and unexpectedly. It was
a trying experience for the family, but God knoweth what is best
and we know she is at rest. She leaves to mourn her early and
unexpected departure, father, mother, two brothers (Jesse and
Dewayne), three sisters (Mary, Louise, and Lillian), 2 grandfathers,
and 1 grandmother, 2 brothers preceded her in death. Services
at the home and at the Clinton Frame Church by Bros. D.D. Troyer
and D.J. Johns.
"A little flower has budded on earth,
In heaven to shed its fragrance forth."
Dintaman.-Mary Dintaman was born in Ohio, May 9, 1856; died at her home, Cheraw, Colo., Jan. 31, 1928; aged 71 y. 8 . 21 d. Her husband preceded her in death. Of the immediate family there are surviving three children (Levi Dintaman, Mrs. Sarah Hartzler, Mrs. Minia Neuchwanger), 12 grandchildren, and many loving neighbors and friends. She was converted in her early life and remained a member of the East Holbrook Church until the Master suddenly summoned her home. Her Christian life has been such that those who best knew her need not mourn as those who have no hope. She was a kind and loving mother, always interested in the welfare of her children and those about her. A short service was held at the home, conducted by Jacob Heatwole and at the Church by Bros. Heatwole and A.M. Leatherman. Burial in the East Holbrook Cemetery.
Seiler.-Sister Lydia Seiler (Gearig) was born Dec. 8, 1863, near Pettisville, Ohio. The sister was suddenly stricken with a paralytic stroke on Feb. 22.* and that afternoon passed quietly away to her future home at the age of 64 y. 2 m. 14 d.; leaving to mourn her loss, her deeply bereaved companion, 4 sons, 5 daughters, 11 grandchildren, 4 brothers, 1 sister with many other near relatives. Her parents, 1 brother and 5 grandchildren preceded her in death. She became converted and was joined unto the church through baptism while in her teens, remaining true to God and the church until her death. This sister joined in marriage to Bro. Peter Seiler, Aug. 2, 1887. To this union were born 4 sons and 5 daughters. Funeral services took place Sunday Feb. 26, 1928, in the Central Amish Mennonite Church; when Bro. H.J. Mininger spoke from the Texts, Rev. 4:13; Luke 23:27,28, to a congregation of about 1400 people who came to show their last attribute of love. *Transcriber's note: Period, not comma.
Harnish.-Sister M. Anna Harnish, wife of Bro. Samuel
G. Harnish, was born Set. 17, 1869; died Feb. 2, 1928, at her
residence in Willow Street, Pa. aged 58 y. 4 m. 15 d. She was
a member of the Mennonite Church at New Danville, Pa., and her
seat in the services was never vacant when health permitted her
being there. She was in failing health for several months and
was very patient during her affliction. She was the only child
of the late Christian K. and Mary Ann Hess Harnish. In March 1920
she was married to Samuel G. Harnish who survives her. Funeral
services were held Feb. 5 from her late home with Bro. Aaron B.
Harnish in charge and at the River Corner Mennonite Church with
Bros. Jac. Thomas and Maris Hess in charge. Burial in adjoining
cemetery by the side of her parents.
"Sister, thou art sweetly resting,
Here thy toils and cares are o'er.
Pain and sickness, death and sorrow,
Never can distress thee more."
Bauman.-Adeline (Weber) Bauman was born Nov. 2, 1885; died at Floradale, Ont., Mar. 6, 1928; aged 42 y. 4 m. 4 d. She was united in marriage to Emanuel Bauman of Floradale, Ont., Jan. 25, 1925. She leaves a sorrowing husband, three step-children (Florence, Orrie and Howard), two brothers, and two sisters. Sister Bauman was in bed seven weeks, suffering from inflammatory rheumatism. She was recovering nicely and was looking forward to again being about her household duties, when without a moment's warning she passed away because of a weak heart. Her death was a shock to the community, nevertheless we mourn not as those who have no hope. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church till death. The Floradale congregation, of which she was a member, will miss her greatly. Bro. Bauman and family need our sympathy and prayers. Funeral services were conducted on Mar. 9, at the Elmira Mennonite Church and her body was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery. Bros. Abram Gingerich and Oliver Snider preached. Texts, Luke 13:4; Isa. 3:10.
Doerksen.-Dietrich Heinrich Doerksen, son of Heinrich and Katerina Doerksen, was born in Altenau, Molotschna, South Russia, Feb. 23, 1865. He spent his young years in Altenau, afterwards lived in Danilowka, Krimea, then at Shatal, Krimea, then at Tiege and Tregenhagen Molotschna, South Russia. He was married to Elisabeth Goosen of Lindenau Molotschna, South Russia, Jan. 16, 1887. This union was blest with one daughter, Katherine, wife of Pre. Peter Goerzen living at Lipton, Saskatchewan, Can. They emigrated from Russia to near Hamburg, Ontario, Canada, March, 1926. In October 1927, he and his wife moved to Port Rowan, Norfolk Co., Ont., where they resided till he died on February 24, 1928; aged 63 y. 1 d. He was converted in his youth and became a member of the Mennonite Church in South Russia. In 1894 he was ordained to the ministry in which capacity he served his church to the end. He was buried near Port Rowan, on Feb. 28, 1928. Pre. Jacob Wiens of Kitchener conducted the services. There is a settlement of 22 families at this place who were all present to show their love to the departed one. Text, Rom. 6:23. He leaves his bereaved wife, 1 daughter in Saskatchewan and 7 grandchildren to mourn his loss.
Roth.-Joseph, son of Jacob and Mary Roth (deceased), was born in Wilmendingin, Baden, Germany, April 23, 1870; died at his home near Eureka, Ill., March 1, 1928; aged 57 y. 10 m. 6 d. He came to America as a young man in the year, 1887, settling at Sterling, O., and later moving to Milford, Nebr., then coming to Eureka, Ill., in 1900. He came from a home blessed with a large family of 11 children, 4 of whom survive. In 1892 he was married to Katie Ulrich. This union was blessed with 2 children, Mary, and a son who died in infancy. In 1896 his wife departed this life. In 1899 he was united in marriage to Lena Zoss. This union was blessed with 8 children: Phoebe, John, Ella, Anna, Henry, Joseph, Alma, and Elmer. Elmer preceded his father in death at the age of six. Bro. Roth accepted Christ as his Savior in youth and remained faithful till death. He leaves to mourn his departure a faithful wife, 8 children and 9 grandchildren. He was a devoted husband and loved his children and grandchildren. His counsel will be missed in the home. He was one of our pioneer Sunday school workers in the German language. We have reasons to believe that he died rejoicing in the Lord. Funeral services conducted by Andrew Schrock and Ezra B. Yordy. Burial in the church cemetery.
Swinehardt.-Bro. Daniel Swinehardt, was born near Massilion, Ohio Aug. 30, 1849; died at his home near Carthage, Mo., Feb. 25, 1928; at the age of 78 y. 5 m. 26 d. Brother Swinehardt grew to manhood in Ohio, and March 12, 1871, he was united in marriage to Sarah Holdeman (A sister of late bishop John Holdeman). To this union were born 5 sons and 5 daughters. During the year of 1883 he with his family moved to Jasper County, Mo., as pioneers, residing near Carthage, Mo., until God called him to his heavenly home. When about 25 years of age Bro. Swinehardt became concerned about his soul's salvation. He found remission of his sins and joined the Church of God in Christ Mennonite, remaining a loyal member to the church and his God until his end. Bro. Daniel was of a very quiet disposition, although having very little to say, nevertheless his daily life and actions spoke for his faith; and he was considered a kind husband and father and he was respected by all who knew him. He leaves to mourn his loss 4 sons, 3 daughters, 13 grandchildren, with many other near relatives. His companion preceded him in death 5 years. The funeral services were held in the Madison Presbyterian Church by Bros. E.M. Yost and F.H. Wenger from Gen. 47:8,9; Phil. 2:21. The remains were laid at rest in the Somerset Cemetery.
Miller.-Mary Bender, daughter of Daniel and Fanny Bender,
was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., July 14, 1867; died in the Goshen
hospital while undergoing an operation for gallstones, on Oct.
13, 1927; aged 60 y. 2 m. 29 d. In her youth she accepted Christ
as her personal Savior and united with the Amish Church and continued
faithfully with her husband in the service of the Master until
He called her to himself to suffer no more. On Nov. 25, 1888,
she was united in marriage to Bro. Emanuel Miller. To this union
were born ten children. Two preceded her to the great beyond.
She leaves to mourn her departure a sorrowing husband, 5 sons
(Elmer, Daniel, Melvin, Ezra, and Clarence), 3 daughters (Naomi,
Ida, and Lydia), all living in the home community, 21 grandchildren,
5 brothers, 1 sister, and a host of relatives and friends. In
her death the community has lost a helpful neighbor, the Church
a faithful member, and the family a kind loving wife and mother.
Funeral services at the home of her brother (Noah R. Bender),
by Samuel Hostetler and Nathaniel Miller in German and D.J. Johns
"Oh, dear mother, how we miss you,
Since your place is vacant here;
But you'll never be forgotten,
By the ones who hold you dear."
Broshes.-Robert Samuel, son of David and Lena Broshes, was born April 30, 1915; died Feb. 24, 1928; aged 12 y. 9 m. 24 d. His mother preceded him in death about 8 years ago. He leaves to mourn his early departure, his father and step-mother, one sister, Iloe, one half-sister, Effie, and a large number of relatives and friends. Robert's helpful life will be greatly missed in his home, in the Sunday school and in the community where he lived. About four days previous to his death he seemed to feel a great need of confessing his sins, and Jesus Christ as his Savior. On his return from school on Monday evening he told his step-mother (who has been a real mother to him) that he was sorry for his wrong doing and asked her pardon for he felt he had wronged her, at this time he asked her to accompany him to the altar the coming Sunday. When she told him he need not wait that long, he became eager to know how he could be saved, they retired to his room for prayer. Then he called in his father and little sister and asked them to forgive him wherein he had wronged them. He found pardon and peace for his troubled heart. The family noticed a marked change in his life from that time. He seemed unusually happy, as he left home for school the last time. It was after school that he went with some of his companions to the river to skate that he met his death by drowning. Funeral services were conducted at he Lima Mission Church Feb. 27, 1928, by Bro. B.B. Stoltzfus. Text, Eccl. 12:1.
Hershey.-Mary H.C. Hershey, wife of Henry Hershey, Intercourse,
Pa., was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., July 15; 1853; died at her
home after a week's illness of cerebral hemorrhage Mar. 9, 1928;
aged 74 y. 7 m. 25 d. She was a member of the Mennonite Church
and a daughter of the late David B. Weaver. Sister Hershey resided
in Virginia a number of years, returning to Pennsylvania about
8 years ago. Besides her husband she is survived by a son, Elmer
W. Coiner, and a daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Cohron, of Stuarts Draft,
Va., two step-children, Mrs. Isaac Good and Lloyd Hershey, of
Intercourse, and a half-brother, David E. Weaver, Waynesboro,
Va. Sister Hershey suffered from ill health for almost 6 years
but was always cheerful and patient during her afflictions. Her
pleasant and unassuming manner won for her many friends. We believe
she was ready for the grim reaper for she had selected for her
funeral text the fourteenth chapter of John. The funeral was held
Sunday afternoon, March 12*, in charge of Bro. Jacob Mellinger
at the home, and Bros. Christian Brackbill and Abram Martin at
Hershey's Church. The body was then taken by train to Waynesboro,
Va., where services were continued on Monday, March 12*, at the
Bethlehem Lutheran Church by Anthony Heatwole and E.C. Shenk,
after which the body was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.
We shall be parted for a while
But we'll not forget her loving smile,
And some sweet day when life is o'er,
We'll greet her on the other shore."
*Transcriber's note: Both dates given as March 12
Schertz.-Peter D. Schertz was born June 26, 1848; died Feb. 25, 1928; aged 79 y. 7 m. 30 d. On March 17, 1874, he was united in marriage to Anna Schertz who survives him. To this union were born eight children, three of whom (William, David and Katherine) died in infancy. Ben, Anna, Peter, Arthur and Raymond were present at his bedside when he peacefully departed this life. He also leaves 14 grandchildren. He never knew the loving care and wise counsel of a father, for he, with two brothers and two sisters, was left fatherless when the oldest of these five children was less than ten years of age. Many times he related the trials and hardships that his mother and her little flock had suffered, but with perseverance, honesty and a living confidence in an all-wise and loving heavenly Father they grew to manhood and womanhood and proved a blessing to the communities in which they lived. In his early youth he united with the Mennonite Church to which he remained a faithful member and servant until death. In the spring of 1895 he was ordained to the ministry of his beloved church to which calling he continued loyal and ever ready to serve until affliction of the body forced him to refrain from active service during the last year of his life. He was a man of kindy* disposition, sound judgment and wise counsel; highly respected by all who knew him. He made friends readily. He was interested in every movement that advanced the best welfare of the community. His friendly countenance and kindly interest will be greatly missed as father of the family and also as citizen and friend. His love and wise counsel to his children and grandchildren will never be forgotten. Funeral services, very largely attended, were held on Tuesday Feb. 28, conducted at the home by Bros. John L. Harnish and Samuel Garber and at the Roanoke Mennonite church by Bros. H.R. Schertz and Ezra B. Yordy. Interment was made in the church cemetery.
*Transcriber's note: Spelled kindy
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Shirk.-Kathryn Shirk was born Dec. 17, 1837; died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Wm. G. Gingerich, 4 1/2 miles west of Richfield, Pa., Mar. 12, 1928; aged 90 y. 2 m. 25 d. She was unmarried and leaves to mourn her departure one sister, Mrs. Wm. G. Gingerich and two brothers, Michael and Caleb Shirk. She wa a faithful member of the Richfield Mennonite Church until death. Funeral services were held Mar. 15, from the Brick Church, 2 miles west of Richfield, Pa., conducted by Brethren C.M. Ferster and B.S. Graybill. Text, Psa. 103:15. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Rutt.Jacob Lee, infant son of Bro. Elmer and Sister
Anna (Martin) Rutt of Strasburg, Pa., was born Mar. 14 1928; died
March 15, 1928. He leaves father, mother, one sister, Mary Jane,
and one brother, David Martin.
His brief stay was but one day;
Now heaven is his home;
While mother weeps that her darling's gone,
She has hope to see him at the resurrection morn.
He was laid to rest in the Strasburg Mennonite Cemetery.
Mast.-Sarah Mast, daughter of John and Jemina Zook Hooley, was born June 19, 1850 in Lancaster Co., Pa.; died at Elkhart, Ind., March 10, 1928; aged 78 y. 9 m. 20 d. In 1870 she was united in marriage to J.C. Mast. To this union were born five children; one daughter who died in infancy, and one at the age of 16; Mrs. John Shook of Elkhart; Mrs. John Eash of Wayland Mich.; W.H. Mast of Elkhart. She is also survived by four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Jemima Mast of Goshen, Ind. At the age of 17 she united with the Mennonite Church and continued in the faith until death. Her husband, J.C. Mast, preceded her in death March 22, 1926. Funeral services were held at the Mennonite Church at Middlebury, Ind., conducted by --- Duker and Silas Yoder. Burial in Gracelawn Cemetery.
Reid.-Enos Franklin Reid, son of John and Mary Reid,
was born in Lagrange Co., Ind., July 12, 1852; died March 12,
1928; aged 75 y. 8 m. On Mar. 9, 1884, he was married to Mary
Weaver who survives him. To this union were born three children:
Orla Reid of Elkhart, Ind., Orpha Yoder, of near Middlebury, and
one child who died in infancy. He is also survived by five grandchildren
and one brother, Albert, of Hutchinson, Kans. He was a member
of the Congregational Church of Shipshewana, Ind. He was very
patient in his suffering, knowing that the end was near, and he
made nearly all his funeral arrangements. Funeral was held at
the Methodist Church at Shipshewana, conducted by C.A. Hile, D.D.
Miller, and Silas Yoder. Burial in the cemetery near by.
Cassel.-John H. Cassel, son of John and Mary Hernley Cassel, was born on the Cassel homestead in Penn Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., Sept. 25, 1846; died at the same place Mar. 4, 1928; aged 81 y. 5 m. 8 d. Bro. Cassel was only sick four days. His wife, who was Adaline W. Kreider, died Mar. 21, 1914. Two daughters also preceded him in death. He is survived by one son, John K. Cassel, with whom he stayed at the time of his death, and one daughter, Mrs. Hiram G. Kauffman, Landisville, Pa.; also four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church at Kauffman's for many years. Funeral services were held from his late home on March 7, with further services at Kauffman's Mennonite Church. Interment in the adjoining cemetery. Text, Rom. 14:7-12. Bros. Isaac Brubaker, Wm. H. Heisey, and Amos Hottenstine officiated.
Kauffman.-Mildred Fern, only daughter of Joseph and Mary Kauffman, was born near Thomas Mills, Pa., Oct. 27, 1919; died of a complication of diseases at home Mar. 16, 1928; aged 8 y. 4 m. 19 d. She had been sick and thus had to stay out of school for a short time. The day before her death she was quite well, ate dinner and supper and was happy. She took a very sudden change on the day she died, and before the doctor reached the home she was no more. She was buried on the day that she had expected to start to school again. Her death came as a shock to her schoolmates, her Sunday school companions, and to all who knew her. Funeral services were conducted in the home y S.G. Shetler and also at the Thomas church, the sermon being based on, "The maid is not dead, but sleepeth." The devotional exercises were conducted by James Saylor. The mortal remains were laid away in the Thomas Cemetery. Fond memories will linger in the hearts of her father, mother, half-brother, playmates, relatives, and friends.
Driver.-Frances L. (Rhodes) Driver was born in Rockingham Co., Va., Mar. 5, 1846; died at her home near Waynesboro, Va., Feb. 29, 1928, from a hemorrhage of the brain; aged 4 days less than 82 years. She was very active for one of her age; some one said, "She never outlived her usefulness." She was confined to her bed only four days. She united with the Church in her girlhood days, lived a loyal Christian life, and was "Aunt Fannie," everywhere she went. She served the church as deaconess for a number of years. She was united in marriage to Joseph N. Driver Sept. 12, 1867. Seven children were born to this union. The husband, 2 sons, 2 daughters, 1 granddaughter, and 1 grandson preceded her. Two sons and one daughter (Fred A., Jos. R., and Maggie M.), 10 grandchildren, and 2 brothers survive her. The funeral was held at the Springdale Church, March 2. Services were conducted by Brethren E.F. Heatwole, E.C. Shank, and S.H. Rhodes. Her body was laid by the side of her companion who preceded her in death over 37 years ago.
Livingston.-Elizabeth Lehman Livingston, wife of the late Jeremiah Livingston, was born Dec. 4, 1843; died at her home near Davidsville, Pa., Dec. 30, 1927; aged 84 y. 16 d. She was the mother of nine children of whom the surviving ones are: Jacob J., near Davidsville; John J., at home; Mrs. Joseph Kaufman, near Kelso; Mrs. William Bough, near Davidsville; Josiah J., Tire Hill; Mrs. Daniel Blough, near Davidsville. She is also survived by seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild; also two brothers, Joseph Lehman and Levi J. Lehman, and one sister, Mrs. Jacob Livingston. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years. She was always of a kind and gentle disposition and thus had many friends. She suffered for a long time but bore it all without a murmur. Funeral services were conducted in the home by S.G. Shetler and in the Stahl church of which she was a member by S.G. Shetler and L.A. Blough. Her funeral was on one of the coldest days of this winter, yet the church was nicely filled by those who came in memory of the dead.
Her remains were laid beside her husband in the family graveyard on the old homestead.
Pletcher.-Thomas Syler Pletcher, son of Henry and Esther Pletcher, was born in Crawford Co., Ohio, Nov. 11, 1853; died Mar. 3, 1928. At the age of 26 years he was married to Lydia Good. To this union was born one son, Henry G. Two years after their marriage she departed this life. In 1885 he was married to Susanna Berkey. To this union were born 6 sons and 5 daughters, 3 of whom preceded him in death. At the age of 24 he united with the Mennonite Church in which faith he still remained at the time of his death. After an illness of one year of dropsy and heart and bladder trouble he died at the age of 74 years, leaving to mourn his departure his wife, 9 children, 21 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild. 20 years ago he with his family moved from Oronogo, Mo., to Texas on the plains, where he still lived at the time of his death. He was a great Sunday school worker. He organized the fist Sunday school in his own home, there being no church or schoolhouse in the community at that time. He was superintendent most of the time until his sickness a year ago. He suffered much but bore it all patiently. Funeral services were conducted by D.D. Miller, Protection, Kans., and Robert Girard of Beaver Co., Okla. Text, Psa. 116:15. Remains laid to rest in the Ochiltree Cemetery.
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