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Hostetler. - Denton Eugene, son of Norman and Erma Hostetler, was born Aug. 23, 1928; died Aug. 26, 1928, living a little less than three days. He is survived by his parents, 2 grandparents, and one great-grandmother. Services were conducted at the home by Brethren H. C. Blough and L. A. Blough, after which the body was laid to rest in the Blough cemetery.
Wilfong. - Verdie L. Davis was born Sept. 3, 1899; died Aug. 24, 1928 near Jenningston, W. Va.; aged 29 y. 13 d. She was married to Blain Wilfong. To this union were born 2 children, the daughter preceding her in death three years. Her death was caused by consumption. She was restored to Christian fellowship in the church August 7, 1928 and a little more than two weeks later passed into the great beyond. Funeral services were conducted in the home on Aug. 26 by Br. Hiram Weaver, using for his text, Heb. 4:9. Burial in cemetery near by.
Wideman. - Elizabeth Niswander, beloved wife of Bro. Jacob G. Wideman peacefully departed this life at her home near Stouffville, Ont., Oct. 19, 1928 in her 62nd year. The deceased sister was in her usual health until the day before her death when she was slightly indisposed. The end came very unexpectedly. She, with her husband, spent many years in the Mennonite Church. Her life was devoted to her Master and she was loyal to the Church. She is survived by her sorrowing husband and a son and daughter. The high esteem in which she was held was shown by the large gathering at the funeral. The burial took place at the Wideman Church on Oct. 20. The service was conducted by Thomas Reesor and L. J. Burkholder. Text. Matt. 24:44.
Cressman. - Leah Schmitt Cressman was born April 10, 1859, and passed away at her home in Kitchener, Ont., on Oct. 15, 1928; aged 69 y. 6 m. 5 d. She was the widow of Levi Cressman who preceded her thirty-four years ago. She is survived by 2 sons, John and Irvin, and 2 daughters, Mrs. Zenas Snyder and Edna. One daughter, Mrs. J. Steckle, of Carstairs, Alta., passed away several years ago. Sister Cressman was greatly devoted to God and the Church and her place in the church was seldom vacant even in her declining weakness. Funeral services were held at the First Mennonite Church on Oct. 17, by Brethren Jonas Snider, Oscar Burkhold, and R. R. Smucker. Her body was laid to rest in the Blenheim cemetery beside her late husband.
Weber. - Barbara (Martin) Weber was born April 25, 1897; died at her home, near Maugansville, Md., Oct. 9, 1928 after a few days of suffering from infantile paralysis; aged 31 y. 5 m. 14 d. She united with the Mennonite Church at the age of 15 years and was faithful until death. On Jan. 3, 1918, she was united in marriage to Ira S. Weber. This union was blessed with 3 daughters and 1 son, all of whom survive. She also leaves her bereaved husband, her parents (Bro. And Sister Isaac Martin), 3 sisters and 2 brothers to mourn her early departure. She left us with the hope of a bright future before her, and in our grief we say, "Thy will be done", for we know that God makes no mistakes and that our loss is her gain. On account of the disease, the funeral was held in the cemetery adjoining Reiff's Church, by Brethren David Lesher and Moses K. Horst.
Zook. - Moses L. Zook, son of David and Rebecca Zook, was born in Mifflin Co., Pa., near Allensville on Sept. 21, 1851; died at the home of his son-in-law, John K. Yoder, near Belleville, on Oct. 14, 1928; aged 77 y 22 d. On Jan. 27, 1876, he was united in marriage to Barbara E. Yoder of Belleville. To this union were born one son and one daughter, the wife and son preceding him in death. He leaves one daughter (wife of John K. Yoder), 2 brothers (David and S. B., of Belleville, Pa.), and many friends. He accepted Christ as his Savior in early life and united with the Amish Mennonite Church of which he was a faithful member until the Lord called him home. We sorrow not as those who have no hope, knowing that he died trusting in his Savior. Funeral services were held at the Locust Grove church near Belleville, conducted by Bros. S. T. and Jonas D. Yoder. Text, Job 14:14.
Detwiler. - Barbara Cullar Detwiler was born Sept. 5, 1846; died Oct. 12, 1928; aged 82 y. 1 m. 7 d. On Dec. 14, 1862 she was united in marriage to Isaac B. Cullar to which union were born two children - namely, Jonas, with whom she had been making her home for a number of years, and Noah, who preceded her in death, Jan. 13, 1908. Her husband died in 1904. Later she married Henry Detwiler of Sterling, Ill., who passed away a little over three years after their marriage. She was converted and united with the Mennonite Church many years ago. She leaves 1 son (Jonas), 1 brother (John Blosser), 4 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the home of her son in East Lewistown, Ohio, and at the Midway Mennonite Church, Oct. 15, 1928, in charge of Bros. A. J. Steiner, I. B. Witmer, and Paul Yoder. Text, Isa. 64:6. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Schrock. - Magdalena Bontrager Schrock was born in Somerset Co., Pa., Aug. 9, 1832; died Oct. 16, 1928; aged 96 y. 2 m. 7 d. On Nov. 17, 1849, she was married to Cornelius Schrock, who died Dec. 22, 1912. To them were born 12 sons and 1 daughter, 5 sons preceded her in death. She leaves 8 children, 40 grandchildren, 144 great-grandchildren, 15 great-great-grandchildren, 1 brother and 1 half-brother. Many were the hard trials of our dear mother and grandmother. At the age of 12 years her mother died, leaving her to struggle with 5 brothers and 2 sisters. Many times she desired to depart this life and go to a place far better. She was sitting in her chair almost until the last minute. They picked her up, laid her on the lounge where she gasped and without a struggle passed away. Funeral services were held at the home of John L. Schrock, conducted by Bros. Ferandis Miller in German and O. S. Hostetler in English. She was buried in the New Pennsylvania Cemetery.
Zehr. - Jacob L. Zehr was born at Baden, Ont., Mar. 30, 1866; died Oct. 10, 1928; aged 62 y. 6 m. 10 d. On Dec. 14, 1885, he was married to Annie Leichty of St. Agatha, Ont. To this union were born 9 children, three having died in infancy. He is survived by his widow, 4 daughters (Mrs. Christ Schwartzentruber, Zurich, Ont.; Mrs. Moses Erb, Zurich, Ont.; Mrs. John Moshier, Beaver Falls, N.Y.; Mrs. Claud Stiels, Beaver Falls, N.Y.), 2 sons (Dan, Harrisville, N.Y.; David Lowville, N. Y.), 8 grandchildren, 3 sisters (Mrs. Rudy Gingerich, Mrs. John Wagler, Mrs. John Yutzi), and 1 brother (Dan, Pigeon, Mich.). He was a member of the Mennonite Church and was faithful till the end. He was a sufferer during the most of his days of asthma, but bore it with patience. A large number of friends gathered to pay the last tribute of respect. God called him home, it was His will, But in our hearts he dwelleth still, His memory is as dear today As in the hour he passed away.
Buckwalter. - John Rohrer Buckwalter was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., June 24, 1842. He was the oldest son of Samuel and Elizabeth Buckwalter, and the last of a family of 7 children to depart this life, the youngest having preceded him about two weeks. At an early age he united with the Mennonite Church, remaining faithful until the end. He took an active part in church work, helping to start the first Sunday school in his district and was one of the instigators of the Welsh Mountain Mission. On Jan. 7, 1864, he was united in marriage to Magdalena Hershey, who preceded him in death one year and a half ago. Ten children were born to this union, two preceding him in death. He leaves 5 sons and 3 daughters (Hettie Kreider, Palmyra, Mo.; Frank, Lancaster, Pa.; Mary Hershey, Lancaster, Pa.; Jacob, Philadelphia, Pa.; Owen, Fulton, Mo.; Ira, Harry, and Ruth, Palmyra, Mo.), 35 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. He always had a sweet smile for every one. His great concern was for the rising generation that they might learn to love the Lord and walk in the good and right way. Funeral services were conducted by Bro. J. F. Bressler at the Mennonite Church, Palmyra, Mo. Text, Job 17:11.
Shank. - Anna Ebersole Shank was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., June 29, 1858. In her seventeenth year, March 16, 1875, she united with the Mennonite Church, of which she was a member until death. Nov. 20, 1879, she was united in marriage to Benjamin Shank. To this union were born ten children, three dying in infancy, and one son, Tilman, at the age of 18. The surviving ones are Eli, Guy, Grace, and Mrs. Mabel Gilmer of Filer, Ida.; Harvey of Creston, Mont.; and Samuel in the state of Washington. The family lived at Roseland, Nebr., where Bro. Shank died March 12, 1899. This left the burdens of life and the care of the family almost entirely upon the mother. In August, 1914, she moved to Filer, Ida.. where she resided until her death. In later years she suffered considerable from the infirmities of old age, being almost blind for over a year, but she was usually able to attend services, and was at the Sunday morning service the day before her death. She died Oct. 8, 1928, following a cerebral hemorrhage. She arrived at the age of 70 y. 3 m. 9 d. She leaves 2 sisters, 6 children, 17 grandchildren, and many friends to mourn her departure. Funeral services were conducted Oct. 11, at the home and at the Mennonite Church in Filer, Idaho, by Bros. E. S. Garber and Samuel Honderich. Texts, 1 Thes. 4:13-18; Job 7:6; Isa. 38:12. The body was brought to Roseland, Nebr., for burial. Funeral services were held Oct. 14 at the home of her sister, Mrs. John Gingerich, and at the Roseland Mennonite Church, conducted by Bro. D. G. Lapp. Text, 1 Thess. 4:13. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Slagel. - Mary Roeschley Slagel, youngest daughter of John and Elizabeth Roeschley, was born in Eureka, Ill., Aug. 9, 1869; died Oct. 19, 1928 at the Mennonite Hospital, Bloomington, Ill.; aged 59 y. 2 m. 10 d. At the age of 15 she united with the Mennonite Church and maintained this fellowship until the time of her death. In 1888 she was united in marriage to D. W. Slagel, and since then for a little over 40 years they have lived in the vicinity of Flanagan, Ill. She is survived by her husband, 7 sons (Arthur, Amos, George, Willis, Edwin, Gilbert, Milton), 4 daughters, Alma, Emma, Edna, Irene), 15 grandchildren, 1 brother (John, Flanagan, Ill.), 1 sister (Mrs. Joe. Yordy, Eureka, Ill.), 1 daughter, Mrs. John Nenhauser, preceded her to the spirit world in 1923. About two weeks previous to her death, she underwent an operation which seemed to be successful. She was getting along well and expected to go home soon. On the evening of her death after eating supper and going to bed as usual, she suddenly felt faint. Her daughter Edna, a senior nurse at the hospital, was called from duty. Mother told her she was dying and asked that the rest of the family be sent for, but death came very shortly afterward, the immediate cause being a blood clot in the blood stream. Funeral services were held at the Waldo Mennonite Church on Oct. 22, 1928, conducted by Bros. A. C. Good of Sterling, Ill., and J. D. Hartzler of Gridley, Ill. Interment in the Waldo Cemetery. Among the things for which she will be remembered by those who loved her and knew her best are her patience, even temper and sympathy, her trust in an abiding Heavenly Father, her confidence in those about her, and her sacrifices for others.
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Shenk. - Sister Anna Shenk of the Millersville, Pa., congregation died Oct. 6, 1928; aged 89 y. 8 m. 29 d. She is survived by 3 children. She served the Lord for seventy years. Her husband died a number of years ago. While the loss sustained by her departure is great, we are thinking of her eternal gain.
Charles. - Annie K. Charles of the Habecker and Mountville congregations, wife of David B. Charles, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 1928, after a lingering illness of a few months; aged 55 y. 8 m. 21 d. She leaves her husband, 3 children and 4 grandchildren to mourn her seemingly untimely death. She will be missed by many, but we are resigned to God's will, for He knows what is best.
Millhouse. - Bro. Edward Millhouse of the Mountville, Pa., congregation, died on Oct. 19, 1928, after a lingering illness of more than a year's duration. He suffered much as the end drew near, but entertained that hope of a better life which he was sure was for him. Just a little more than six months ago he laid away an only daughter, aged 12 years. May God sustain the widowed sister.
Diffenderfer. - Paul Eugene, son of Mrs. and Mrs. George Diffenderfer, was born near Denbigh, Va., July 13, 1927; died Aug. 8, 1928; aged 1 y. 25 d. After living his short and beautiful life, the last few weeks of which he suffered from inflammation of the intestines, he has gone to be with Jesus. Funeral services were conducted at the Warwick River Mennonite Church by Bro. Geo. R. Brunk. The body was laid to rest in the cemetery near by.
Risser. - Elias E. Risser was born in Lebanon Co., Pa., Oct. 30, 1863; died Oct. 25, 1928; aged 64 y. 11 m. 25 d. His death was due to a complication of diseases from which he suffered for some time. He is survived by his wife, 1 daughter, 1 sister, and a host of friends. He united with the Stauffer Mennonite congregation in May 1906, and remained a faithful and consistent member until death. Funeral services were held from his late home, conducted by Bro. Samuel L. Oberholtzer, and at Risser's Mennonite Church by Bishop Noah Risser. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Myers. - Mary S. Myers was born in Bucks Co., Pa., March 26, 1842; died Oct. 19, 1928; aged 85 y. 10 m. 23 d. She came to this community when a young woman, and made her home with Daniel Thoman and family at East Lewistown for three years. From this place she went to the home of Abraham Yoder, remaining 25 years. The last 34 years of her life were spent almost entirely at the home of Bro. Eli Blosser and family. Sister Myers was a member of the Lutheran and Reformed Churches for a number of years, but due to change of location and convenience she united with the Mennonite Church in the spring of 1911, remaining faithful till death. She is survived by one brother, Newton Myers, Springtown, Pa. Four other members of the family, all sisters, preceded her in death some years ago. Funeral services were held at the home by Bro. Eli Blosser, and at the Midway Mennonite Church, Oct. 21, conducted by Bros. A. J. Steiner, E. M. Detwiler and Paul Yoder. Text, Phil. 4:3. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Heistand. - Alice M., wife of David B. Heistand, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Aug. 12, 1863; died Oct. 9, 1928; aged 65 y. 1 m. 27 d. She is survived by her husband, 3 sons, 4 daughters, 18 grandchildren, 1 sister and a number of friends. She suffered from a complication of diseases. She united with the Risser Mennonite congregation on May 9, 1896, and remained faithful unto the end. She was very much concerned about her family and had the pleasure of seeing all her children accept Christ, also some of the grandchildren. Funeral services were held Oct. 12, from her late home, conducted by Bros. John Ebersole and at Risser's Church by Bros. Noah W. Risser and Samuel L. Oberholtzer. Text, 11 Tim. 4:6-8. Interment in the Milton Grove Cemetery.
Snyder. - John Arthur Snyder was born Oct. 4, 1922. His short life ended Sept. 29, 1928, at the age of 5 y. 11 m. 25 d. He was the son of Harvey and Gertrude Snyder of German Mills, Ont. He is survived by his parents, 4 brothers, 2 sisters, 2 grandfathers and many other relatives. He will be missed likewise in the Church, Sunday school, and community. He died of shock following a severe burning. He was a victim of one of the destructive forces of which the world is full, but he hardly understood the danger of it all. He was a wide-awake and interesting boy, taking such interest in life, as well as his lessons in Sunday school. But we believe, even though he died so young, that his "lines (through the mercy of God) have fallen in pleasant places." Brother C. F. Derstine, assisted by Brother Jonas Snyder conducted the services at the home and at the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, Ont. Burial in adjoining cemetery. Message, "The Blessings of Bereavement." Text, 11 Cor. 4:17,18.
Troyer. - J. L., son of Calvin and Matilda Troyer, was born in La Grange Co., Ind., April 27, 1917; died at the Memorial Hospital in Sturgis, Mich., Oct. 25, 1928; aged 11 y. 5 m. 28 d. On Oct. 5, Jay submitted to an operation at his home for appendicitis, which at first seemed to be successful. However after ten days of alternating hopes and fears, his condition grew serious. On Oct. 23, he was taken to the Sturgis hospital for the second operation for bowel obstruction, but his body, being already much weakened, could not stand the strain. His oldest brother, Amos, preceded him in death Jan. 6, 1912. He leaves father, mother, 5 brothers, 6 sisters, 1 step-grandmother, 6 nephews, 4 nieces and many other relatives and friends. We all feel the loss keenly but do not sorrow as those who have no hope. The funeral was held at the Shore Mennonite Church, services being conducted by A. S. Cripe, at the home, and J. J. Miller, Y. C. Miller, and O. S. Hostetler at the Church.
Hagerman. - Wm. C. Hagerman was born in Crawford Co., Ohio, Aug. 2, 1843; died at the home of his adopted daughter, Mrs. Minnie McDonald, of near Fulton, Mich., Oct. 16, 1928; aged 85 y. 2 m. 14 d. He was a veteran of the Civil War. He was married Oct. 9, 1870, to Miss Marie Gable, at Congress, Wayne Co., O., who preceded him to the home beyond just 5 months before. They set up housekeeping in Adams Co., Ont., where he followed the occupation of farming. In 1884, they came to Michigan, settling on a farm one and one-half miles north of Leonidas, in St. Joseph Co. On that farm they remained for 21 years moving from there to Wakarusa, Ind., in 1905. The remained there for 17 years or until declining health and strength made it necessary to return to Michigan to be near their foster daughter, Mrs. J. A. McDonald, who cared for them. While at Wakarusa, Ind., he united with the Mennonite Church and has been faithful to the principles of his church. His kind, patient and cheerful disposition won for him many friends. The immediate cause of his death was sugar diabetes from which he suffered a gradual decline until death relieved him. He leaves his adopted daughter to whom he had always been a kind and devoted father, two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, one brother, and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Oct. 20, at the Reformed Church at Fulton, Mich., conducted by his former pastor Bro. Silas Weldy of Wakarusa, Ind. Interment in the South Cemetery at Fulton.
Lesher. - Samuel L. Lesher was born Feb. 13,
1862, near Chambersburg, Pa.; died Oct. 11, 1928, near the place
where he was born; aged 66 y. 7 m. 28 d. He was married to Hettie
Stoner, who survives him. He united with the Mennonite Church
in early life and was faithful to the end. On the morning of his
death he went to his sable to get his team to go away. A few minutes
later his brother-in-law, Peter Wadel, found him lying dead in
his stable. Death was due to heart failure. Besides his companion
he leaves two sisters, Lizzie Wadel and Mary Lehman, and one brother,
Peter Lesher, all of near Chambersburg, and a host of friends
to mourn his departure. Funeral was held Oct. 13 with services
at the Chambersburg Mennonite Church, in charge of the Brethren
Daniel E. Kahns, and John S. Burkhold. Text, Rev. 22:12. He was
laid to rest in the burial ground adjoining the church.
In the rifted rock, I'll hide me,
Till the storms of life are past,
All secure in that blest refuse,
Heeding not the fiercest blast.
King. - Mattie, daughter of Jonas P. and Lydia Yoder, was born May 19, 1850; died Oct. 20, 1928; aged 78 y. 5 m. 1 d. In early life she accepted Christ as her Savior and united with the Mennonite Church, remaining faithful till death. On Feb. 19, 1874, she was united in marriage to Abraham King. To this union were born 12 children (Mrs. D. G. Kauffman, Minot, N. Dak.; Mrs. F. P. Kauffman, Garden City, Mo.; Mrs. M. L. Plank, Royersford, a.; Mrs. R. E. Myers, West Liberty, O.; Simon H., and Aaron of West Liberty, O.; Jonah, Latour, Mo.; Abraham, Jr. and Irvin J., Royersford, Pa.; Rudolph, Columbus, O.; Nelson, De Graff, O.; one son, Harvey, died at the age of five years). On April 1, 1921, her companion passed away and since that time she made her home with her youngest daughter, Mrs. R. E. Myers. During the last few years her strength had been gradually failing, during which time she often expressed her desire to be of more usefulness to those about her, not realizing that her life work had been nobly done. She often expressed her regret that because of her failing sight she was unable to read her Bible, which to her was most precious. By her cheerful and loving disposition, she endeared herself to all whom she met and especially to her family who will always cherish fond memories of her motherly love and concern for their welfare as well as her untiring efforts to see that all their needs were supplied. Her last illness was of short duration, cerebral hemorrhage being the cause of her death. Besides her children, she leaves 4 brothers (Christian and Menno, West Liberty, O.; Simon, Dayton, O.; and Rufus, Eureka, Ill.), 53 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends who deeply feel their loss. Funeral services were conducted by Bro. Gabriel Brunk at the home and by Bros. A. I. Yoder and Levi Plank at the South Union Church. Burial in South Union Cemetery.
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Suter. - Glennys Marie, infant daughter of Justice and Della Sutter, was born near Harrisonburg, Va., Sept. 21, 1928; died at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital Oct. 27, 1928; aged 1 m. 6 d. Her stay on earth was short, but it brought joy and gladness into the lives of the parents, who will sadly miss her. All was done for her that loving hands could do, but Jesus said, "Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not; for of such is the kingdom of heaven." Funeral services were conducted Oct. 28, at Weavers church by J. S. Martin.
Ioder. - Daniel Ioder was born in Burean Co., Ill., Dec. 1, 1838; died at the home of his son Joseph near Tiskilwa, Ill., Oct. 31, 1928; lacking just one month of reaching the age of 90 years. He united with the Mennonite Church when a young man and remained faithful to the end. March 25, 1877, he was married to Lena Birkey of Tremont, Ill., at which time they moved to the place that since has been their home and where he finally passed peacefully into the great beyond, his wife having died Oct. 24, 1923. To this union six children were born, five sons and one daughter. The five sons survive him, the daughter having departed this life June 26, 1928. Brother Ioder was the oldest member of the church here, and the last one of his family to answer the summons. The funeral was held at the Willow Springs Church where a large body of relatives and friends met to pay their last tribute of respect to an aged pilgrim among us. Services were conducted by C. A. Hartzler. Text, Col. 1:27.
Metzler. - Rudolph B. Metzler of North Lima, O., went
to his eternal reward Aug. 29, 1928, being in his 86th year. He
was married June 21, 1866 to Elizabeth Blosser of Rockingham Co.,
Va., who survives him. Two children, Jonas and Marietta, and one
brother, Joseph B. Metzler, also survive him. He was bedfast for
more than seven months, suffering from dry gangrene, caused by
hardening of the arteries. He also had complications, but his
death was caused by a strangulated rupture. He was conscious to
the end. He chose for his funeral text, Psa. 41:12, 13. Bro. Paul
Yoder preached at the house and Bro. A. J. Steiner at the North
Lima Church. He united with the Mennonite Church at about 23 years
of age. At times during the last nine years of his life he lacked
assurance that he was saved. This also troubled him sometimes
during his last sickness but the Lord came to his rescue and gave
him the blessed assurance of salvation which he retained to the
end. Thanks to God for His mercies and unspeakable blessings.
Dintaman. - Effie J. Houser Dintaman, daughter of David
and Susan Houser, was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, Dec. 19,
1860; died at her home in Wakarusa, Ind., Nov. 1, 1928; aged 67
y. 10 m. 13 d. She was united in marriage to Samuel Dintaman March
27, 1879 at Congress, Ohio. To this union were born four sons
and one daughter. She is survived by her husband, 5 children,
11 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, 1 brother and 1 sister.
She with her husband united with the Mennonite Church in the winter
of 1899 and remained a faithful and consistent member until death.
She died of a complication of diseases and was a very patient
sufferer. Her great concern was for the welfare of her family.
Her faithful adherence to the principles of the Church and her
spirit of helpfulness will be fondly remembered by us all.
The funeral was held on Nov. 4 at the Olive Church, conducted by Henry Weldy and Silas Weldy. Text, 1 John 3:2.
We have lost our darling mother,
She has bid us all adieu,
She has gone to live in heaven,
And her form is lost to view.
Bechtel. - Joseph Bechtel was born at Greshville, Pa., Aug. 29, 1856; died Oct. 5, 1928; aged 72 y. 1 m. 6 d. On Dec. 10, 1886, he was married to Catharine B. Diehl of Bally, Pa. One daughter preceded him Aug. 21, 1910. He is survived by his widow and three children; Jesse B., living at home; Helen, married to Dr. S. E. Yoder of Lancaster, Pa.; Catharine married to Philip G. Mack of Tacoma, Wash. One brother, Elden, also survives him. Joseph came to Philadelphia to learn his trade when only 14 years old. The rest of his life was spent in this city where he was engaged in the building business. He was active in the business until last spring. He was Superintendent of the Sunday school at the Mennonite Mission, at Howard St., and Susquehanna Ave., since it was opened by the Lancaster Co. Board. He was active in different causes of the Church he loved. Funeral services were held from his late residence, 6814 Milton St., Germantown, Pa., on the evening of Oct. 10, conducted by J. C. Clemens of Lansdale, Pa., and Paul Graybill of the Philadelphia Mission. Prayer by Mr. Neuenschwander. The body was taken to Boyertown, Pa., for burial, Oct. 11. Further services were conducted by Elias Kulp of Bally, Pa., and Warren Bean of Collegeville, Pa. Burial in Fair View Cemetery. A large host of friends and relatives assembled to pay their last tribute of respect to one who was held in high esteem by those who knew him best.
Smoker. - Lizzie N., wife of John K. Smoker, was born Dec. 25, 1864, near Morganstown, Pa.; died Oct. 13, 1928 at her home in Christiana, Pa.; aged 63 y. 9 m. 18 d. She is survived by her husband, five daughters (Bena, wife of Orie Yoder; Malinda, wife of Park Buckwalter; Priscilla, wife of David Smoker; Leah, wife of Ammon Stoltzfus; Ruth, at home), two sons (Alfred and Sylvanus), two brothers (Reuben Byler of Enon Valley, Pa., and Jacob Byler of Mifflin Co., Pa.), and twenty-tree grandchildren. Two sons preceded her in death. She united with the Amish Mennonite Church in her youth and remained faithful to the end. Her seat at church was seldom vacant when health permitted her to attend. She had been ailing for several years but was able to do her work till two weeks before her death. She suffered from asthma of the heart. She will be sadly missed. Funeral services were held at the home by John A. Kennel and further services at Millwood Church by William Lauver of South American (Sister Lauver being a niece of the deceased), and Amos Stolzfus. Text, Mark 14:8. Further services were continued at Morgantown by J. S. Mast. Burial in cemetery near by.
Oh how hard to part with mother,
She who loved us all so well!
And there is on earth no other
That can sympathize so well.
By a Daughter.
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Vonier. - Alice Lenore, infant daughter of Joseph and Lilah Vonier, was born at their home near Wauseon, Ohio, Oct. 21, 1928; died Nov. 3 at the short age of 12 days. Little Alice leaves to mourn her early and sudden death her sorrowing parents, 1 brother (Neil), 1 sister (Donalda), grandparents, and many relatives. Short services were held at the home Nov. 4 by Bro. S. D. Grieser, after which the body was taken to the Pettisville Cemetery where burial was made.
Burkholder. - Solomon Burkholder was born near Markham, Ont., Nov. 15, 1838; died Sept. 6, 1928. His companion departed this life nearly four years before him. There were no children. A niece who made her home with them following the death of her mother cared for him in his old age. The departed was quite active until a few days before his death. He was a member of the Mennonite Church in which he took a deep interest for years. Services in Wideman's Church and burial in adjoining cemetery, conducted by Bro. L. W. Hoover. Text, 1 Pet. 5:10.
Meyer. - Sister Matilda (Hoover) Meyer, wife of Bro. Henry Meyer, was born Nov. 18, 1855; died at their residence in Markham, Ont., Oct. 26, 1928. She is survived by her husband, 3 daughters and 5 step-children. She had been a sufferer for some time, but the end came rather suddenly. She was buried in the Wideman cemetery on Sunday, Oct. 28. Services were held at the home and the Wideman's Church, which could not accommodate all who were present. Bros. L. W. Hoover and D. W. Hess were in charge of the service. Text, Job. 16:22.
Huber. - Clyde Mervin, infant son of Clyde M. and Elsie
Mae Huber, was born at Millersville, Pa., Aug. 5, 1928; died at
the home of his parents near Oregon, Pa., Oct. 22, 1928; aged
2 m. 17 d. After living his short and beautiful life, the last
week of which he suffered from encephalitis, he has gone to be
with Jesus. We miss him much but hope to meet him in heaven. Funeral
services were held from his home and at the Millersville Mennonite
Church by Bro. Jacob Hess. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Roth. - Myra Fern and Delta Vern, twin daughters
of Dan and Susie (Miller) Roth, of La Grange, Ind. were born Nov.
6, 1928. On the evening of the same day, only being with us sixteen
hours, little Myra Fern went to join her little sister who had
gone before, leaving to mourn their early departure, father, mother,
and a brother, Howard Elroy.
They budded on earth to bloom in heaven,
Two more jewels in Jesus happy band,
For of such is the kingdom of heaven.
Short services were held for them on Nov. 7, 1928 at the home, conducted by Bro. Amos O. Hostetler.
Nissley. - Levi R. Nissley was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., July 17, 1850; died Oct. 23, 1928; aged 78 y. 3 m. 6 d. His death was due to a complication of diseases, from which he suffered for some time. He is survived by his wife, two sons, and three daughters; also by two sisters and one brother. The funeral services were conducted at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jacob E. Brubaker, with whom he resided, by Bro. Abram Hess, and at the Mt. Joy Mennonite Church by Bros. Amos Hess and Isaac Brubaker. Interment in Kraybill's Cemetery.
Rudy. - Elizabeth Rudy (nee Snider), oldest daughter of Samuel S. Snider, was born July 17, 1846; died at her home in Waterloo, Ont., Nov. 4, 1928. In 1868 she was married to Jacob B. Steckle, who predeceased her 30 years ago. Of this union 3 daughters and 1 son survive. In 1899 she was married to Abram Rudy, who passed away in 1910. She was a member of the Mennonite Church, and a regular attendant till about a week previous to her death, when she had a stroke which caused her death. Funeral services were held at the Waterloo Mennonite Church, conducted by Bishop Jonas Snider.
Schmucker. - Amos Schmucker was born in Fulton Co., Ohio, Feb. 1, 1858; died suddenly at his home at Stryker, Ohio, Oct. 19, 1928; aged 70 y. 8 m. 18 d. He was married to Amanda Wyse, Feb. 1, 1885. She preceded him in death July 22, 1926. This union was blessed with 9 sons and 6 daughters. He leaves to mourn his sudden death 7 sons, 5 daughters, 35 grandchildren, 1 brother, 3 sisters, together with many relatives and friends. He accepted Christ as his Savior and united with the Amish Mennonite Church in 1888 and lived a consistent Christian life until death. Funeral services were held at the Lockport church near Stryker, Ohio, Oct. 24, conducted by Bros. E. B. Frey and S. D. Grieser. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Saylor. - Richard Merl, son of Bro. Otto and Sister Emma Saylor, was born Aug. 22, 1928; died Nov. 6, 1928; aged 2 m. 15 d. Besides his parents, he is survived by three brothers at home, Charles, Dwight, Paul, and by one brother, Willard, who has been a patient at the Memorial Hospital, Johnstown, Pa., for three years and five months. Having had this trial, it certainly aroused the sympathy of many when their little son was called away. Services were conducted in the home by Bro. L. A. Blough. At the Blough church Bro. S. G. Shetler spoke on the subject, "Hearing from Heaven," and L. A. Blough made some appropriate additional remarks. The remains were laid away in the Blough cemetery.
Kunkel. - John Kunkel was born June 11, 1839; died at the home of his son, Jacob, at Kitchener, Ont., Oct. 9, 1928; aged 80 y. 3 m. 28 d. On May 3, 1868, he married to Nancy Rudy, this union being blessed with 10 children, of whom 5 are living. On April 20, 1887, Mrs. Kunkel died, and on July 28, 1889, he was married to Hannah Bergey. This union was blessed with 6 children, one of whom died, thus leaving to mourn his departure 6 sons, 4 daughters, 32 grandchildren, and a host of relatives. He was a member of the Mennonite Church at Waterloo, Ont., for many years, in which faith he died. Funeral services were conducted at the Waterloo Mennonite Church by the brethren Jonas Snider and Noah Hunsberger.
Beer. - John Beer was born in Switzerland, Jan. 23, 1859; died near Silverton, Oreg., Oct. 24, 1928; aged 69 y. 9 m. In 1878 he came with his parents from Switzerland to the U.S. and settled in Tuscarawas Co., Ohio. Two years later they moved to Marion Co., Oreg., where he resided until his death. On July 20, 1884, he united with the Swiss Mennonite Church, and on July 29, 1884, he was ordained to the ministry, in which capacity he served as a faithful ambassador. June 20, 1902, he was united in marriage to Anna Hopstetter. He leaves his companion, 3 half sisters, 6 half brothers, 2 stepsons, 1 stepdaughter, and many relatives and friends. Funeral service were held on Oct. 28, conducted by Bros. A. P. Troyer and E. Z. Yoder, at his home near Silverton and at the Zion Mennonite Church near Hubbard. Texts Psa. 116:15, Isa. 38:1. The remains were laid to rest at Smyrna cemetery.
Shultz. - Cornelius Shultz was born in Poland, June 7, 1848; departed this life at Belleville, Pa.; aged 80 y. 4 m. 24 d. He was married to Carolina Focht in Russia in 1869. To this union were born 4 children, two of whom died in infancy. In 1874 he with others came to America. His wife was buried in the sea. She was survived by her husband, aged mother, and 2 children (Mrs. Tobias Yoder, Allensville, Pa.; and Tobias Shultz, Belleville, Pa.). In 1880 he was married to Mary Yantz. To this union were born 2 daughters. He is survived by his wife and 2 daughters (Mrs. Frank Racard, Lewistown, Pa.; and Mrs. Chas. Wyland, Belleville, Pa.), 12 grandchildren, and a host of friends. At an early age he accepted Christ as his Savior, united with the Amish Mennonite Church, and proved faithful to the end. Funeral services were conducted at the Locust Grove Church by Jonas D. Yoder and J. L. Mast.
Miller. - Freddie Miller was born near Walnut Creek, Ohio, Aug. 13, 1876; died near Aurora, Ohio, Oct. 22, 1928; aged 52 y. 2 m. 9 d. His mother and two brothers preceded him in death. He leaves father, step-mother, 4 sisters, 1 half-sister, 4 half-brothers, together with a large number of relatives and friends to mourn his departure. He was a victim of circumstances over which he had no control, and while his body was partly paralyzed, his mind was always active. He accepted Christ as his Savior and united with the Mennonite Church at Walnut Creek in his youth and remained faithful. He was deeply spiritual, and of a kind and patient disposition, looking forward with great joy to the time when he could pass to the great beyond. When he realized that he was nearing the border, he made arrangements for his funeral. Services were conducted both at the house and at the church near Aurora by E. B. Stoltzfus and Alvin Miller. Texts, Phil. 1:21; Rev. 4:1. Interment in the church cemetery.
Huber. - Jacob T. Huber, son of Jacob B. and Lizzie Huber, was born in Putnam Co., O., Aug. 23, 1885; died Nov. 9, 1928; aged 43 y. 2 m. 16 d. On May 12, 1909, he was united in marriage to Martha Jones. To this union were born 5 sons and 5 daughters (Fern M., Lawrence J., Ralph F., Edna Grace, Arthur W., Sarah Elizabeth, Herman E., Alma and Mildred). On Oct. 1, 1924, he, with his companion and daughter Fern, transferred his membership from the Brethren Church to the Mennonite Church, in which fellowship he was faithful to the end. His death was due to an accident in which the truck which he was driving collided with an interurban car near Tremont, O. He was an earnest contender for the faith once delivered to the saints. He was very conscientious and his life was such that we have the comforting assurance that he was ready for the sudden and unexpected summons. Besides his family, he is survived by his aged mother, 5 brothers, 4 sisters, and many relatives and friends who mourn his departure. Funeral services were held Nov. 12 at the Salem church, Allen Co., O., in the presence of a large concourse of people, in charge of P. J. Shenk of Orotogo, Mo., and G. D. Brunk. Text, "Know ye not that there is a prince and a great man fallen this day in Israel?"
Rutt. - Elizabeth Nissley Rutt was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., July 27, 1843; died at her home at Elizabethtown, Pa., Nov. 2, 1928; aged 85 y. 3 m. 5 d. On Nov. 8, 1864, she was united in marriage to David B. Rutt. To this union were born one son and two daughters. Her husband and children preceded her in death. She leaves to mourn her departure 6 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters (Mrs. Anna Good of Elizabethtown, Pa., and Mrs. Rebecca Mumma, of Trenton, N.J.), and 1 brother (Simon K. Nissley of Lancaster, Pa.). In 1882 she with her family moved to Sterling, Ill., where she resided for thirty years. After the death of her husband she returned to Elizabethtown, which was her home for the last sixteen years of her life. For many years she was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. So long as she was able she was a regular attendant at all church services. Her many friends both in the East and West will long remember her noble life. Grandma Rutt will be sorely missed in her home and community. She has truly left a vacant chair. Funeral services were held Nov. 6 at the Elizabethtown Mennonite Church by Bros. S. T. Fry and Benj. Keener. Text, Rev 14:13. Burial in Mt. Tunnel cemetery.
Lais. - Violet Celestia Lais, second daughter of Daniel
J. and Ella Lais, was born Jan. 6, 1909, near Hubbard, Oreg.,
where she lived until her death, on Oct. 27, 1928; aged 19 y.
9 m. 21 d. Celestia leaves to mourn her early departure father,
mother, 11 sisters, 2 brothers, 1 grandmother, besides many other
relatives and friends. At the age of 13 she accepted Christ but
her close fellowship with her Savior was not known until a few
days previous to her departure. We have the wonderful testimony
from her dying lips that she entered the glorious mansions prepared
for her. She asked us all to meet her again. During her last moments
here she saw grandmother and grandfather and when asked, "Do
you see Jesus?", she replied; "Yes, He seems very near."
All the family were at the bedside to receive her last message,
except Orpha, the oldest sister, who was at Hesston, Kansas.
Shall we weep because God has called Celestia from this life?
Shall we weep because He has ended for her this worldly strife?
Nay, come, let us cease our weeping.
For Celestia is only sleeping.
Funeral services were held on Nov. 1, at the Zion Church, with
Bros. A. P. Troyer, E. Z. Yoder, and D. B. Kauffman in charge.
Texts, Jno. 7:30; Rev. 7:9. Remains were laid to rest in the cemetery
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Fordyce. - Cassandria Fordyce was born at Waynesburg, Pa., May 7, 1844; died at the home of her daughter, Waynesboro, Va., Oct. 14, 1928; aged 84 y. 6 m. 7 d. She united with the Mennonite Church about two years ago, was baptized at Springdale, and had the privilege of enjoying one communion service. She gradually grew weaker but was not confined to her bed very long. She apparently died of a stroke of paralysis. She leaves 5 living children (3 dead), 26 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. The children are William, Frank and Harry Fordyce, Sallie Hess, and Anna Mason. Funeral services, held at Springdale at her request, were conducted by Bro. A. P. Heatwole, assisted by the pastor of the Methodist Church of Waynesboro.
Godshall. - Henry C. Godshall, son of David Godshall, was born in Montgomery Co., Pa., March 10, 1853; died at his home in Royersford, Pa., Oct. 30, 1928; aged 75 y. 7 m. 20 d. He is survived by his wife, and 3 sons and 4 daughters by a former marriage. He was a member of the Vincent Mennonite Church since moving into this community over 30 years ago. He always faithfully attended services when health permitted, and did much for the Church in a financial way. Ten minutes before his death, he was stricken, while out in the yard and died before a doctor arrived. Funeral services were held at the Vincent Church by the brethren Amos Kolb, and Henry Becht, assisted by Pastor Quincy Holsopple of the Royersford Brethren Church. Burial in adjoining cemetery.
Martin. - Elmer Elam Martin, son of Lovine and the late Elam C. Martin, was born near Stanton, Mich., June 9, 1921; died at his home near Ephrata, Pa., Oct. 5, 1928 from injuries received when he was struck by an automobile which killed him almost instantly. He was aged 7 y. 3 m. 26 d. Elmer was a bright and cheerful boy, always having a ready answer and smile for everyone, which won for him many friends. He is sadly missed in the home and by his schoolmates. This is the third death in the family within the last 7 months, his father and a brother-in-law having preceded him. He often talked of his father and especially admonished his little sister to be good so they can go where father is, but little did we think he would clasp hands with him so soon. He leaves his mother, 2 brothers, 8 sisters, maternal grandparents and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services at the Pike Mennonite Church on Oct. 8. Burial in Cemetery adjoining.
Bradley. - Phila Jessie, daughter of J. W. and Sarah Palmer, was born at Prairieburg, Ia., Nov. 15, 1885; died Nov. 8, 1928; aged 42 y. 11 m. 24 d. Her mother was buried on the day that she was two years old. She came to East Lynne, Mo., with her parents in 1902 where she lived until the spring of 1913 when she was married to Jacob Bradley. To this union were born 5 daughters and 1 son (Estella May, Alta Emily, Gail, Glada, Mildred Alice, and John). Besides these she leaves her husband, father, step-mother, 2 half-sisters (Mrs. J. F. Sweitzer of Archie, Mo., and Mrs. R. D. Clary, Harrisonville, Mo.), and an aunt (Mrs. Mary K. Weaverland, Montevalley, Mo.). She had been a great sufferer from rheumatism for the past ten years, and during the last sixteen months she was helpless and bedfast. At the age of eighteen she was converted and united with the Christian Church at East Lynne, Mo. All her married life was spent in this neighborhood except the past two and one-half years which were spent on a farm near Austin, Mo. Funeral services were conducted at the Sycamore church on Nov. 10, by L. G. Hartzler and S. S. Hershberger. Texts, Rev. 6; Jer. 47:6. Interment in Clearfork Cemetery.
Kauffman. - Sara D. Kauffman was born in Bowne Twp.,
Mich., July 19, 1905; died at her home in Grand Rapids, Mich.,
Oct. 26, 1928; aged 23 y. 3 m. 7 d. She was the youngest daughter
of Semiah and Christina Weaver. Her early life was spent
in Bowne township. At the age of thirteen she united with the
Church of the Brethren at Elmdale. She later went with her parents
to Manchester, Ind., where she completed her education. She returned
with her parents to Bowne and soon was bereft of her mother. She
was united in marriage to Daniel W. Kauffman, March 28, 1924 at
Grand Rapids, Mich., and lived in this city until the time of
her death. To this union were born 2 children (Velma Jean and
Margaret Ileen). She leaves to mourn her departure a devoted husband,
two daughters, father, brother, sister, and many relatives and
friends. Funeral services were held at the home Sunday afternoon
for the friends in Grand Rapids and further services were held
at the Mennonite Church Monday afternoon. Charles Deardorff of
Ohio assisted by Mr. Sell of Grand Rapids had charge of the services.
The church was packed to the doors with sympathizing friends and
neighbors. Interment in the Mennonite Cemetery.
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