Gospel Herald, September 2, 1937 - Vol. XXX, No.23 - page 494, 495
May-Maude Kathryn Stroop was reared near Milan, Hardy Co., W. Va. She as a young girl married but was soon left a widow. She was married again to Charles May. With her husband they soon united with the Mennonite Church (Pleasant Grove congregation). They later moved~ to Rockingham Co., Va., for a few years. Then to Shenandoah County near Mt. Jackson. Her health was not so good for awhile. About three weeks before her death she became worse, and was taken to the hospital at Harrisonburg, Va., for an operation. Her condition being weak, complications set in and she died Sunday, May 16, at the age of 40 y. 9 m. 20 d. She leaves a mourning family of 10 children and her husband . She was always a consistent member of the church. Brief services were held at the home, and funeral services at the Trissel Church near Broadway, Va., on May 15, by L. P. and Timothy Showalter.
Bishop-Mary S. (Ruth) Bishop, widow of the late Daniel
M. Bishop, Line Lexington, Pat, was born Nov. -, 1865; died at
the home of a son Wilson R. Bishop, Aug. 13, 1937. She is survived
by 3 children, 10 grandchildren, and other relatives. Her death
was due to heart disease. Funeral services were held at the Line
Lexington Mennonite Church, and burial was in that cemetery.
"She does not rest 'neath the grasses,
Tho o'er her dear grave they creep;
Site has gone into the Kingdom,
Grandmother has fallen asleep."
Shearer.-Mary H. Shearer (nee Kauffman) was born in
Lancaster Co., near Salunga, Pa., Feb. 7, 1872; died of a heart
attack at the home of a daughter in Palmyra, Pa., Aug. 12, 1937;
aged 65 y. 6 m. 5 d. She is survived by 2 sons (Irvin of Elizabethtown,
Pa., and Harvey of Lebanon, Pa.), 2 daughters (Mamie of Palmyra
and Mrs. Joseph Gingrich with whom she had her home), 1 brother,
and 6 grandchildren. Her husband preceded her in death thirteen
years. Funeral services were held at her late home and at Stauffers
Mennonite Church, Aug. 15, by Bro. Noah Risser and Bro. Frank
Carper. Text, Psa. 39: 4.
"The call was sudden, the shock severe,
We little thought her death was near
And only those who have lost can tell
The loss of a loved one without farewell."
Snyder-Amanda Weaver Snyder, daughter of Samuel and Anna Weaver, was born near Walnut Creek, Holmes Co., Ohio, March 25, 1863; died suddenly on the morning of Aug. 6, 1937, at time home of Mr. and Mrs. Cletus Pfister, Sugarcreek, Ohio; aged 74 y. 4 m. 11 d. In her youth she accepted Jesus as her Savior, uniting within the Walnut Creek Mennonite Church. On Jan. 4, 1885, site was united in marriage to George Snyder. To this union were born 3 sons and 1 daughter. Her husband, daughter, 1 son, parents, 7 sisters, and 6 brothers preceded her in death. Surviving her are 2 sons (Nathan of Farmerstown, O.; Emra of North Lima, O.), 1 foster son (Lester of Sugarcreek, O.), 3 grandchildren, 1 brother (Amos of North Lima, O.), and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Walnut Creek Church, conducted by A. W. Miller, Lester Hostetler, and Venus Hershberger. Interment in near-by cemetery.
Dove-Mary Catherine Albrite was born a few miles east of Broadway, Va., on July 12, 1862; (died Aug. 21, 1937, at her late home four miles west of Mathias, W. Va. ; aged 75 y. 1 m. 9 d. Site was married on Sept. 20, 1884, to Jacob Dove with whom she lived for nearly 51 years. She with her husband united with the Mennonite Church Oct. 9, 1932, and was a consistent member until death. She was a great sufferer the last few years of her life from a cancer. On Feb. 1 she called for and was anointed with oil after which she rallied and was some better for a time and them gradually became weaker until the end came. She expressed her willingness to depart and be with Christ. She leaves to mourn her departure an aged husband, 4 children, (3 children preceded her), 42 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers and 2 sisters. Funeral services were conducted on Aug. 23, at time Buckhorn schoolhouse near her home by J. H. Turner, G. Paul and Timothy Showalter.
Jantzi.-Anna, daughter of time late Michael L. and Barbara
Zehr Jantzi, was born in Wellesley, Ont., Aug. 26, 1889; died
at liner home near Pigeon, Mich., Aug. 17, 1937; aged 47 y. 11
m. 21 d. She leaves to mourn her departure, her bereaved mother,
1 sister (Mrs. Fannie Gascho), 2 brothers (Eli and Aaron), 2 nephews,
4 nieces, all of the home community. Her father and 1 brother
(Christian) preceded her to the great beyond. She accepted Christ
as her personal Saviour in her youth and became a member of the
Amish Mennonite Church, in which faith she peacefully fell asleep.
In her Savior she stayed her hope and anchored her soul, especially
through her much suffering from a complication of diseases, being
bedfast the last eleven weeks. Funeral services were conducted
at the home by Bro. Earl Maust, and at the Pigeon River Church
by the brethren Emanuel Swartzendruber and Edwin Albrecht. Scriptures
used, Job 3:17; Isa. 38 :1; Psa. 116:15.
Rest dear sister, rest from sorrow,
We would not disturb thee now;
God has called thee home to heaven,
Smoothed the clouds that were on thy brow.
Miller.-Galon, son of Noah E. and Angeline Alpeter Miller,
was born June 14, 1906, in Clark Twp., Holmes Co., O.; died at
the home of his parents in Walnut Creek Aug. 13, 1937; aged 31
y. 1 m. 29 d. He was sick in bed for nine weeks, during which
time he never complained. His death was caused by heart trouble.
In his youth he accepted Jesus as his personal Savior, and united
with the Walnut Creek Mennonite Church. He leaves to mourn his
early departure his parents, 2 brothers (Edwin B., Canton, O.;
Lester, of near Walnut Creek), 7 sisters (Mrs. Willard Schrock,
Mrs. Homer Sundheimer of near Walnut Creek, Mrs. Ora Oswald of
Charm, O.; Mrs. Ray Schrock, Mrs. Roman Hershberger of near Walnut
Creek, Evelyn and Pauline at home), and a host of other relatives
and friends. Funeral services were held in the Walnut Creek Mennonite
Church, conducted by O. N. Johns, assisted by Venus Hershberger.
Burial in near-by cemetery.
Farewell, dear son and brother, your labors are o'er,
Your willing hands will toil no more;
Peaceful be thy slumber, thy rest be sweet,
Our circle is now broken, our home incomplete."
Snyder-William Henry Snyder was born in Freeport, Ill.,
on April 3, 1863; died Aug. 7, 1937 at La Junta, Colo.; aged 74
y. 4 m. 4 d. He was married May 31, 1894, to Laura Frances Shupe
of Newton, Kans. To this union were born 11 children. He is survived
by his wife and 13 children-Charles C., Bert D., Harve E., Chris
R., Grace, wife of John Rhodes, and Jennie, wife of Paul Weaver,
all of La Junta, Colo. Five children, Mrs. Minnie Good, Ralph,
Bessie, Willie, and Reuben preceded their father in death. Seventeen
grandchildren also survive. Two grandchildren, Beulah and Vera
Good, have been in the home since their mother and father died
in 1924. He was a member of the Mennonite Church since a young
moan. Although not a fluent speaker, he was always a dependable
supporter of the doctrines and activities of the church. He was
a kind and loving husband and father and will be greatly missed
in the home and community. Funeral services were held in thee
La Junta Mennonite Church Aug. 9, conducted by E. E. Showalter,
assisted by A. M. Leatherman. Text: Psa. 17 :15. Interment in
time East Holbrook Mennonite Cemetery, near Cheraw, Colo
Yet again we hope to meet thee
When the day of life is fled,
And in heaven with joy to greet thee
Where no farewell tears are shed.
Martin.-Mary, wife of deacon Samuel D. Martin, was born
Feb. 23, 1876; died July 28, 1937, at the Good Samaritan Home
on the Welsh Mountains; aged 61 y. 5 m. 5 d. She was matron of
the Home since Apr. 1, 1937. She had a heart attack after which
she lingered for 15 days. All that medical skill and kind nursing
could do was done, but God saw fit to call her home. Eight children
were born to them, 4 died in infancy and a daughter, Ruth Emma,
died about twenty years ago aged 17. She is survived by her husband
with whom she served as deacon's wife for thirty years. One daughter
Florence (wife of Jacob H. Summers of Honey Brook), 2 sons (Elmer
of New Holland, and S. Weaver of Goodville), 12 grandchildren,
1 sister at the Home, and 2 brothers (Pre. Aaron H. Weaver and
Harry H. Weaver both of East Earl). She was a good mother and
we shall miss her much. She was a faithful member of time Weaverland
congregation. Funeral services were held July 31. Bro. I. B. Good
conducted the services at the Home and Bishop John M. Souder and
John W. Weaver at the Goodville Mennonite Church. Burial in adjoining
cemetery. She will be missed not by her family only, but she will
be missed in the congregation, in which she faithfully served
as a "Mother in Israel." Her kind words and pleasant
greetings have been encouragements to many. "Mary has chosen
the good part which shall not be taken from her."
"The lights have gone out in a mansion of clay,
The curtains are drawn, the dweller's away
She slipped over the threshold of time in the night,
To take her abode in the City of Light."
By the Daughter.
Swartzendruber.-Henry, son of Peter and Barbara (Hostetler)
Swartzendruber, was born in Johnson Co., Iowa, Feb. 4, 1858; died
at his home within a half mile of the place of his birth, Aug.
18, 1937; aged 79 y. 6 m. 14 d. As a young man he united with
the Amish Mennonite Church, in which faith he remained faithful
until death. On Dec. 10, 1885, he was married to Anna Bender.
Of this union 2 children survive (Ida Maye of Los Angeles, Calif.,
and Fanny Elizabeth, wife of Daniel E. Miller of Wellman, Ia.).
This mother died July 2, 1890. On Dec. 16, 1894, he was united
in marriage to Lydia Miller, who died Feb. 20, 1895. On Oct. 7,
1900, he was married to Lillian Miller, and of this union 7 children
survive: Laura Ellen, wife of Earl Erb; (Geneva Etta, wife of
Ora Hooley; Dorothy Pearl, wife of Homer Brenneman of Wellman,
Ia.; Evelyn Pauline at home; Lavanda Lillian, wife of Orville
Kinsinger, Parnell, Ia. Harry Henry and Geraldine Margaret at
home, He enjoyed good health until six years ago when he had a
paralytic stroke, from which he never fully recovered. The second
stroke came last Friday morning, from which time be never spoke,
although he at times tried very hard to do so. Through motions
he made known that he wished to see his children, but was not
able to make known wishes when they came to his side. He leaves
to mourn his departure his wife and children, 15 grandchildren,
as well as the following brothers and sisters: Samuel, Wichita,
Kans.; Peter P. and Joe P. of Wellman, Ia.; Ida (Mrs. H. C. Yoder),
Parnell, Ia.; Benjamin, Upland, Calif.; Barbara (Mrs. Chris Schlegel),
Harper, Kans.; Menno, Colorado Springs, Colo. One grandchild preceded
him in death. Funeral services were held at the Lower Deer Creek
Church, conducted by Elmer G. Swartzendruber in English and Amos
Swartzendruber in German. Text, Eccl. 12:1.
We miss thy kind and willing hand,
Thy fond and earnest care;
Our home is dark without thee,
We miss thee everywhere.
Transcribed by Donald D. Kauffman, Alberta
Gospel Herald, September 9, 1937 - Vol. XXX, No.24 - page 527
Yoder.-Jacob L. Yoder, son of Jacob and Elizabeth Yoder, was born in Beaver Twp., Mahoning Co., O., July 18, 1865; died in Salem City Hospital Aug. 25, 1937. Death resulted from injuries sustained when hit by an automobile, while he was crossing the public highway at his home. Death came several hours later. On Feb. 6, 1894, he was married to Katie Bassinger to whom were born 3 sons (Caleb, Seth, and Rudolph), and 1 daughter (Edna), all residing on the home place. He is survived by his companion and all the children, also 1 foster son (Henry Cox of Girard, O.), 5 grandchildren, and 1 brother (J. L. Yoder of Columbiana, O.). Early in life he gave his heart to the Lord and united with the Mennonite Church, and remained a faithful member in the Midway congregation until death. He was a devoted father and companion, interested in the welfare of his home and the church. He was always faithful in attendance. Services were conducted from the Midway church, in charge of I. B. Witmer, assisted by the brethren S. A. Yoder and Paul Yoder.
Strickler-Deacon Edward E. Strickler, son of Michael and Mary Lehman Strickler, was born Feb. 5, 1857; died April 15, 1937; aged 70 y. 2 m. 10 d. Surviving are his widow (Mrs. Annie A. Strickler), 2 sons (Paul and Stewart Strickler), and 2 grandchildren (Stewart Edward and Norma Jean Strickler, son and daughter of Stewart Strickler). He was a resident of Stony Brook and vicinity all his life. In earlier years he was a farmer and about the last sixteen or more years he lived in the village of Stony Brook. He was the third deacon to serve the Stony Brook church in that office since the church record was started in 1876, when the church was on the ridge. He was ordained Nov. 16, 1907. Bro. Strickler was one of the members who attended services very regularly. He taught the sisters' Bible class until he took sick with pneumonia and died about a week later with complications of diseases, at the York Hospital. The funeral was held April 18, 1937, with a brief service at the house followed by services in the Stony Brook Mennonite Church, in charge of Bro. Richard Danner, Hanover, Pa., assisted by Bro. Walter H. Gable, York, Pa. Text, II Cor. 5:1-9. The funeral was very well attended. The body was laid to rest in the Stony Brook Cemetery.
Oberly.-Mary Oberly (nee Nussbaum) was born in Berne,
Adams Co., Ind., Sept. 4, 1896; died at her home near Apple Creek,
O., Aug. 27, 1937; aged 40 y. 11 m. 22 d. In the year 1904 she
with her parents, brothers, and sisters moved to Ohio. In her
youth she accepted Christ as her Savior and joined the Sonnenberg
Mennonite Church. She was a faithful member till death. On March
4, 1920, she united in marriage with Dan Oberly. This union was
blessed with 2 sons, (Walter and Clair), and 1 daughter (Mildred,
who died in infancy). She leaves her bereaved husband, 2 sons,
father, step mother, 5 brothers (Jacob, Dan, Sam, Abe, and Amos),
3 sisters (Caroline, Sarah and Lydia), and many near relatives
and friends to mourn her early departure. Mother and 1 sister
(Eliza), had gone on before. She was a devoted wife and mother,
a good neighbor and will be sadly missed in the home and community.
But God's ways are not our ways. Bros. Louis Amstutz, Jacob
and Jacob Moser officiated at the funeral. Text, Amos 4:12.
"Dearer to us that words can tell,
Are the thoughts of mother whom we loved so well;
'Tis only those who loved and lost
Who can realize the bitter cost."
The Bereaved Family.
Brubaker.-William S., son of the late David and Lydia
Shoup Brubaker, was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, Aug. 22, 1876; died
at his home near Dayton, Va., July 27, 1937; aged 60 y. 11 m.
5 d. Death was due to injuries received when he fell from a building
on Sept. 14 of last year. He united with the Mennonite Church
in early manhood. On March 22, 1919, he was ordained to the ministry.
He was an earnest contender for the faith. It was the burden of
his heart that the church walk in "the old paths, where is
the good way." Humility and simplicity were marked characteristics
in his life. He was united in marriage to Sophia F. Showalter
on Jan. 16, 1908. After their marriage they lived in Wayne Co.,
Ohio, for two years, after which they moved to Augusta Co., Va.
After having lived there three years they came to Rockingham Co.,
Va., where he spent the remaining twenty-three years of his life.
He leaves to mourn his departure, his companion and the following
children: Jacob D., Margaret L. (Mrs. Boyd Shank), Mary F., Anna
R., and Daniel A. He also leaves 3 grandchildren and the following
brothers and sisters: Mrs. Levi Glick (half sister), Minot, N.
Dak.; Mrs. Hay Hackman, Marshallville, O.; Mrs. Ira Yoder, Clarence
Center, N. Y.; Phares S. Brubaker, Sterling, O.; and Amandus S.,
Lima, O., An infant son (James W.) preceded his father in death,
as did also two sisters. Funeral services were conducted at the
home by Bro. J. S. Martin, and at the Pike Church by Bro. S. H.
Rhodes, assisted by Bro. L. H. Jones. Text Psa. 17:15. His body
was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.
"Rest on, dear husband and father, your labors are o'er;
Your willing hands will toil no more;
A faithful one so kind and true,
No friend on earth we'll find like you."
Transcribed by Donald D. Kauffman, Alberta
Steckley.-Jacob, son of Bro. Joel and Sister Phoebe Steckley, was born near Milford, Neb., March 9, 1897; died Aug. 20, 1937; aged 40 y. 5 m. 13 d. On May 20, 1923, he was united in marriage to Katie Detweiler. To this union were born 2 sons. In youth he accepted Christ and united with the East Fairview Mennonite Church, where he was still affiliated at his death. His death was a shock to the entire community, as he was sick only a short time. Surviving him are his wife, 2 sons (Clayton Leroy and Merle Jake), 1 brother (Jonathan of Milford), 3 sisters (Lydia, wife of Myron Klopfenstein of Centerville, Pa., and Matilda and Lena of Milford), besides many other relatives and friends. His father and mother and 2 brothers preceded him in death. Funeral services conducted by Bro. P. H. Kennel, Shickley, Nob. Text, Heb. 4 :9. Burial in cemetery adjoining East Fairview.
Stoll.-Amanda, daughter of the late George and Sallie
Derstine and widow of the late Jacob Stoll, died after nine days
illness from a stroke at the home of her daughter and son-in-law,
Mahlon F. Detweiler at Telford, Pa., Aug. 4, 1937; aged 82 y.
3 m. 29 d. In her young years she accepted Jesus as her Saviour,
uniting with the Rockhill Mennonite Church, and was a faithful
member till God called her to her heavenly home. To this union
were born 2 sons and 4 daughters. Her husband, 2 sons, and 3 daughters
preceded her in death. Surviving are 1 daughter, 6 grandchildren,
14 great-grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral
services Aug. 8, conducted by Alfred Detweiler, Edwin Souder,
and Abram Clemmer. Text, Job 14:14.
"And let me choose the path she chose,
And her I soon again may see;
Beyond this world of sin and woes,
With Jesus in eternity."
By her Daughter.
Showalter.-Cyrus B., youngest son of John D. and Elisabeth
(Driver) Showalter, was born in Rockingham Co., Va., Oct. 14,
1857. He passed away at his home near Conway, Kans., Aug. 20,
1937; aged 79 y. 10 m. 6 d. He was married to Lydia Wenger Nov.
13, 1883. They lived in Virginia until in 1910, when they located
in McPherson Co., Kans. He leaves his wife and 10 children (4
sons and 6 daughters) besides grandchildren; also 2 aged brothers
(Daniel P. and Jacob D.) of Virginia, as well as many other relatives
and friends. He was a member of the Mennonite Church for over
fifty years. The funeral was held at his home and the West Liberty
Church Aug. 22, by Bro. Joseph G. Hartzler assisted by Bro. Earl
"This languishing head is at rest,
Its thinking and aching are o'er;
This quiet, immovable breast
Is heaved by affliction no more;
This heart is no longer the seat
Of trouble and torturing pain;
It ceases to flutter and beat,-
It never shall flutter again."
Moushon.-George W., the son of the late John P. and Emma Schier Moushon, was born in Tazewell Co., Ill., Nov. 30, 1875, and has spent the entire span of his useful life in the township of his birth where he carved his pleasant and happy home from the trees of the forest. Jan. 1, 1905, he was united in holy matrimony with Mary Wyss who preceded him in death Jan. 6, 1933. The children born to this union (all of whom survive) are: Mrs. Edna Potter, Cloverdale; Mrs. Lillie Potter, Peoria; and the Misses Viola, Marie, Louise, Ruth, and Irene all at home; 3 sons (Lester, Eureka; George Jr. and Freddie at home), and 10 grandchildren; also 5 sisters (Mrs. Emma Hurd, Peoria; Mrs. Eva Furgeson, Worden, Mont.; Mrs. Maud McDonald, Portland, Oreg.; Mrs. Elizabeth Lemley, Detroit, Mich.; Mrs. Anna Schwartz, Cloverdale), and 1 brother (Lester L. Moushon of Farmdale, Ill.). At the early hour on the Sabbath day, Aug. 29, 1937, at the age of 61 y. 8 m. 29 d. he calmly and quietly slumbered off into eternity. Services were held in the home by Ezra B. Yordy and at the Pleasant Hill Mennonite Church by J. N. Kaufman and Ezra B. Yordy. Text, I Sam. 20 :3, "There is but a step between me and death."
Schertz.-Martha Ann, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Wagner, was born July 6, 1891, near Roanoke, Ill.; died Aug. 25, 1937; aged 46 y. 1 m. 19 d. Her childhood and youth were spent on the family homestead where she was a regular attendant at the Roanoke Mennonite Sunday school and Church near by, with which congregation she united as a member in her early youth. On Feb. 3, 1916, she was united in marriage with William J. Schertz, following which they established their home on the farm where she spent the rest of her life. They were blessed with one son, Wayne William. She was a devoted mother in the home, a faithful member of the Church, and was loved and respected by all in the community. A few years ago she became afflicted with a nerve illness, suffering several periods of rather serious illnesses. The final one, which contributed to her death, began about a year ago. Mourning her departure are her devoted husband and son (Wayne), her father and mother, 3 sisters (Mrs. David Ulrich Jr., Eureka, Ill.; Mrs. Alvin Roth, Morton, Ill.; Mrs. Wesley Dixon, Chicago, Ill.), 1 brother (Walter Wagner, Elgin, Ill.), and many other relatives and friends. A brother and a sister died in infancy. Services in the home by John L. Harnish and at the Roanoke Mennonite Church by Ezra B. Yordy. Text, John 14:27.
Schweitzer.-Sarah Ann (Allen) Schweitzer was born near Baden, Ont., May 4, 1876; died at her home in Milford, Neb., Aug. 23, 1937; aged 61 y. 4 m. 19 d. She was feeling well Friday morning, but at noon she suffered paralysis and drifted into a coma, from which she never awakened. At the age of nine she moved with her mother to O'Neill, Neb., and spent her girlhood days on a farm near there. On Feb. 1, 1892, she was joined in holy matrimony with Jacob J. Schweitzer. To this union were born 7 children. Three children (Margaret Loretta, and 2 infant sons) and her father (Adam Allen), preceded her in death. She leaves her husband (Jacob J. Schweitzer), her mother (Margaret Allen of O'Neill), 2 daughters (Martha of Lincoln, Nob., and Marie of Carpenter, S. Dak.), 2 sons (Ralph of Milford and Jay at home), 7 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends. In 1894 she was baptized and received into the Amish Mennonite Church near O'Neill, Neb., by Bishop Joseph Schlegel, in which faith she remained until death. She liked nothing better than to give and make others happy, even though it was to her discomfort. She loved things of nature and nothing gave her more enjoyment than to work in her garden and flowers and watch the wild life in the trees and on the ground. Funeral services were held at the Milford A. M. Church, conducted by Warren A. Eicher and Wm. Schlegel. Text, Psa. 90 :9. Interment in Milford A. M. Cemetery. By the family.
Stutzman.-:-John A., son of Yost and Anne (Peterheim)
Stutzman, was born in Johnson Co., Iowa, March 15, 1875; died
at his home in Kalona, Ia., Sept. 3, 1937; aged 62 y. 5 m. 18
d. He accepted Christ as his Saviour in his youth, united with
the Mennonite Church, where he was a faithful member until death.
He was united in marriage to Katie Swartzendruber on Jan. 1, 1899.
His death is mourned by his wife and 3 foster daughters (Mrs.
Chris Yoder of Wellman, Ia.; Mrs. Clarence Hostetler of Kalona,
Ia.; and Mrs. Truman Gingerich of Williamsburg, Ia.), and 4 foster
grandchildren; also by 1 brother (Alva), and 5 sisters (Emma,
Vena, Annettie, and Ella of Kalona, and Catharine of Goshen, Ind.),
and 1 adopted brother (Lee, of California), besides a large number
of relatives and friends. He and his companion also opened their
home to a little girl (Hazel Huckie) who lived with them 7 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents and 1 brother (Charley)
who died in infancy. He was an honest man of few words, who loved
peace and will be missed as a true friend to the Church, family,
"Friends may think we have forgotten,
When at times they see us smile;
But they little know the heartache
Hidden beneath that smile."
Funeral services were held Sept. 5 at East Union Church conducted by E. J. Shetler and Joe C. Brenneman. Text, Jno. 14 :31, latter clause.
George.-Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Chris and Barbara
Lantz, was born near Kokomo, Ind., Sept. 5, 1865; died Aug. 30,
1937; aged 71 y. 11 m. 25 d. In 1888 she was united in marriage
to Jacob George of Nappanee, Ind., where they resided till 1911,
when they came west settling at Cando, N. Dak., until the fall
of 1912 when they moved to Surrey, N. Dak., which has been their
home since. For many years she was afflicted with cancer, and
suffered almost continually the last few years. Last January she
was taken to St. Joe's Hospital at Minot, N. Dak., and all that
could be done for her by loving hands was done to make her pain
easier and to encourage her till death claimed her. She was a
member of the Mennonite Church and was faithful in attendance
at services while health permitted. She will be greatly missed
in the home, and by her many friends. But our loss is her eternal
gain. She often spoke of her desire to leave this body of pain
and go to be with Jesus. She leaves a sorrowing companion, 2 daughters
(Mrs. Jonas Kidder and Alta George), 4 brothers, 1 sister, and
many relatives and friends. One infant daughter preceded her in
death. Funeral services were conducted at the Thompson Larson
funeral home in Minot by Eld. D. T. Dierdorf of the Church of
the Brethren, and at the Mennonite Church south of Surrey by Pastor
L. A. Kauffman assisted by Bro. Dierdorf. Burial at cemetery near
the church. She chose part of I Cor. 15 for a text, also made
"'Tis hard to part with mother dear,
No mare to see, no more to hear;
But yet we're glad, if God thought best
To end her pain and give her rest."
By the family.
Strite.-Franklin Monroe, son of David and Elizabeth
(Horst) Strite, was born April 17, 1857; died at his home in
Md., Aug. 8, 1937, after an illness of three months; aged 80 y.
3 m. 21 d. During his illness he was unable to lie down for any
length of time due to an asthmatic heart, but he endured it with
great patience. He was a member of Reiff's Mennonite Church. On
Oct. .20, 1881, he was united in marriage to Martha, daughter
of Jacob and Fannie Miller. To this union the following children
were born: Clyde L., Waynesboro, Pa.; Frank S., New York City;
Fannie B., Waynesboro, Pa.; David B., who died at the age of 29
y.; Mary K., Waynesboro, Pa. On Nov. 19, 1888, death entered the
home and claimed the wife and mother. On Jan. 2, 1890, he was
married to Lydia, daughter of Joseph and Fannie Horst. The following
children were born to this union: Joseph H., Mount Morris, Ill.;
Mrs. Amos J. Martin, Smithsburg, Md.; Daniel W., Polo, Ill.; Ira
C., Paramount, Md.; Paul B., Polo, Ill.; Susan and Martha at home;
Earl T., Maugansville, Md.; Ethel I., who died three years ago
at the age of 21 y.; also a son and two daughters who died in
infancy. Besides these children he is survived by his wife (who
has been sick in bed since December), 16 grandchildren, 1
1 sister (Mrs. Henry L. Strite). Funeral services were held at
the home on Aug. 10 by David Lesher and at Miller's Mennonite
Church by Daniel Strite and Moses Horst. Text, Eccl. 9 :2. Burial
in adjoining cemetery.
"From this world of pain and sorrow,
To the land of peace and rest,
God has taken you, dear loved one,
Where you have found eternal rest."
Transcribed by Donald D. Kauffman, Alberta
Kurtz.-Daniel, son of John C. Kurtz, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., in 1874; came to Ohio early in life and spent a large part of his life near North Lawrence. He was killed Sept. 5, 1937, as a train on the Pennsylvania railroad struck his car near his home. Funeral services were held in the Auble funeral home, Orrville, O., Sept. 7, by I. J. Buchwalter. Burial in Pleasant View Cemetery near North Lawrence, Ohio.
Stealy.-Rufus, son of Henry and Lovina (Rarick) Stealy, was born near Goshen, Ind., Sept. 1, 1876; died near the place of his birth, Aug. 6, 1937; aged 60 y. 11 m. 6 d. On Nov. 21, 1897, he was united in marriage with Martha Culp, to which union were born 4 children (Marie, wife of Merl Yoder, of Wakarusa; Bernice, wife of R. L. Hostetler, and Louis, both of South Bend; and Ruth, wife of Ervin Boyer of Elkhart), all of whom, with the widow, survive him. Bro. Stealy united with the Mennonite Church in his youth. Funeral services at the CuIp funeral home, Goshen, Ind., on the 8th, Bro. J. S. Hartzler officiating. Burial in the Prairie St. Cemetery.
Long.-James M. Long was born July 4, 1853; died Aug. 15, 1937; aged 84 y. 1 m. 11 d. He is survived by the following sons and daughters: William, Wesley, and Stella of Whitmer, W. Va.; Mrs. Minnie Day of Parsons, W. Va.; also one brother (Charles Long of Idaho). His wife preceded him in death a little over a year ago. He united with the Mennonite Church about two weeks before the Lord called him hence. Funeral services were conducted from his late home at Whitmer, W. Va., and at the Horton Church by Bro. R. W. Benner. Text, II Tim. 4 :6-9, chosen by the deceased. Interment in Nelson Cemetery.
Vance.-Mary (Mallow) Vance, daughter of Mrs. Zernie Mallow, was born near Onego, W. Va., July 28, 1930; died Aug. 30, 1937; aged 17 y. 1 m. 2 d. She had been in failing health for the past few months. Death was due to tuberculosis. Two weeks before her death she accepted Christ as her personal Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church. Just before her passing she gave a testimony that she was safe and ready to leave this world. About 18 months ago she was united in marriage to Hobert Vance. Left to mourn her departure are her husband, mother, 5 sisters, 2 brothers, and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted Sept. 2, by Bro. Paul Good at the Roaring Mennonite Church. Interment in the Vance Cemetery.
Transcriber's note: The dates are typed here as printed in the magazine, even though the arithmetic doesn't work for age at time of death. ???
Gingrich.-Israel B. Gingrich was born Aug. 22, 1863, in Waterloo Co., Ont.; died Aug. 23, 1937; aged 74 y. 1 d. Throughout his life-time he was a resident of Waterloo County. Death was due to the after effects of a serious paralytic stroke of three years ago. In the intervening period he enjoyed rather good health, but three days before his death he again became ill. He became gradually weaker and passed quietly away. On January 3, 1888 he was married to Lovina Snyder. This marriage was blest with 8 children, only 5 of whom survive. Two sons and 1 daughter (Mrs. Menno R. Eby) predeceased him. There remain the mother in the home, 2 sons (Manasseh and Freeman). and 3 daughters (Leah, Mrs. Amos B. Gingrich, and Mrs. David B. Snyder) all of Waterloo, Ont. He was a member of St. Jacobs, Ont., Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held Aug. 26, in charge of Bros. Roy Koch and Jonas Snyder. Texts, were Rom. 6:23; Matt. 5:8.
George.-John Franklin, son of John F. and Margaret A.
George of Logan, Ohio, was born June 3, 1924, near Dayton, Ohio;
died Sept. 2, 1937; aged 13 y. 2 m. 29 d. He was baptized and
received into the Mennonite Church in October, 1936. He has been
a constant sufferer for two and one-half years, being hurt in
school which resulted in erysipelas from which he never fully
recovered. Two weeks ago he was taken very suddenly with a
which resulted in his death. He bore his suffering very patiently
to the end, desiring to leave here to be with the Lord. He leaves
to mourn his early departure his parents, 3 brothers (Leroy, Dale,
Marlin) and 1 sister (Esther). Two sisters and 1 brother preceded
him in death.
"Farewell, Junior, thou hast left us,
And thy loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God that hath bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal."
Shantz.-Elias Shantz was born Sept. 11, 1867; died Aug.
21, 1937; aged 69 y. 11 m. 9 d. In October, 1891, he was united
in marriage to Catharine Sitler, who predeceased him Apr. 22,
1898. In February, 1900, he was united in marriage to Rebecca
Lichty who predeceased him 3 years ago. For a few years he suffered
from a weak heart which caused his death. He bore his suffering
patiently and his sudden departure came as a great shock to his
family. He leaves 2 sons, 7 daughters, 47 grandchildren, 2 brothers,
5 sisters, and a large relationship and many friends. He was a
faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years and was
always ready to give a helping hand where someone was in need.
The funeral was conducted by Brethren B. B. Shantz and H. W. Stevanus.
"The call was sudden, the shock severe;
We did not think his death was near;
And only those who have lost can tell
The pains of separation without farewell."
Barbe.-Jesse C. Barbe was born April 18, 1865; died in the Rockingham Memorial Hospital July 22, 1937, after an illness of eight weeks. He had undergone an operation which proved unsuccessful and he lived only nine days after. He had been in failing health for six years, having suffered several strokes of paralysis. He recovered sufficiently, however, to go about and for some time he was a regular attendant at church services. He realized his end was near, had the assurance that all was well, and frequently expressed a desire to depart and be with the Lord. In 1888 he was married to Fannie Blosser who preceded him in death two -years. Surviving are 2 daughters (Mrs. D. D. Stoltzfus of Martinsburg, Pa., and Mary at home), 3 sisters (Mrs. Sarah Heishman of Harrisonburg, Va., and Misses Kate and Lydia Barbe of McCauley, W. Va.), and 5 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by S. H. Rhodes and H. B. Keener at Weaver's Church. Interment in the cemetery near by. M. C. B.
Yohe.-Amanda Yohe was born near Abbottstown, Pa., Sept.
29, 1848; died July 11, 1937, near Hanover, Pa., at the home of
her son-in-law, Jacob D. Shank, with whom she resided for over
12 years; aged 88 y. 9 m. 2 d. She was married to Geo. M. Yohe
Feb. 22, 1874. To this union were born 3 daughters. She was a
member of the Mennonite Church for some years and remained faithful
until death. She was in good health and attended services occasionally
until a little over six weeks before her death, when she fell
and broke her hip from which she never recovered. Surviving are
Mrs. Geo. Wonder, Mrs. Jacob D. Shank with whom she resided, and
Mrs. Ralph Rebert; also 22 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren.
The funeral was held July 13, with brief services at the home
and at Bair's Mennonite Church in charge of Bros.Richard Danner
and Harvey Grove. Text, Luke 22 :28 latter clause.
"Tis hard to part with Mother dear,
Never more to see her here;
But yet we're glad if God saw best,
To end her troubles and give her rest"
Headings-- Adella May, daughter of Menno and Fanny Hooley,
was born Oct. 19, 1881, in Middlebury, Ind.; died at her home
near Hubbard, Oreg., Sept. 5, 1937; aged 55 y. 10 m. 16 d. In
early youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour, united with the
Mennonite Church, and remained faithful unto the end. In infancy
she with her parents moved to Cass Co., Mo. On April 23, 1905,
she was united in holy matrimony to A. L. Headings; later moving
to Oregon, where she resided until death. she leaves her husband,
1 step-daughter, 3 grandchildren, her aged mother, 2 brothers
and 4 sisters (Melvin of Woodburn, Alvin of Hubbard, Ada of Albany,
Nellie of Hubbard, Lavina of Gap, Pa., and Iva of Goshen, Ind.),
and many other relatives and friends. Besides caring for her
from infancy, she took the place of a mother to several other
homeless ones, and we are confident that the Lord will remember
to reward her for her labors of love. Her affliction, which was
endured in patience throughout the last year or more, was endured
with a will resigned to the will of Him who knoweth best and doeth
all things well. Funeral services were conducted by L. J. Miller
assisted by the home ministers (E. Z. Yoder and C. I. Kropf) at
the Zion Church. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
"Mother, thou hast lonely left us,
Here thy loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God who hath bereft us
Who will all our sorrows heal."
Nauman.-Milton, eldest son of the late Henry and Elizabeth
(Meashy) Nauman, was born Sept. 22, 1872; died Aug. 19, 1937,
in the Lancaster Hospital of a fractured skull received while
dismantling a barn, some of the timber hitting him and throwing
him to the ground; aged 64 y. 10 m. 27 d. He never regained
He was a member of Hernley's Mennonite Church and will be missed
in the Church as well as in the home and at carpentering which
was his trade since the age of 16 years. He was manager for, a
number of years. In 1895 he was united in marriage to Fannie Wenger.
To this union were born 4 sons and 1 daughter, all surviving to
mourn the loss which is his eternal gain (Norman, Bertha, wife
of John Randler, Frank and Jacob, all of Manheim, Pa.; and Henry
of Willow Street, Pa.); also 14 grandchildren, 6 brothers, and
1 sister. Two sisters and 1 grandchild preceded him in death.
Funeral services were conducted Aug. 13 at Hernley's Mennonite
Church by Joseph Boll, Henry Lutz, and Abram Risser. Text, Job
17 :11. A large concourse of people gathered to pay their tribute
"The call was sudden, the shock severe;
We little thought his death was near;
And only those who lost can tell
The pain of a passing without farewell."
Moyer.-Jacob B., son of John B. and Nancy (Bixler) Moyer, was born in Butler Co., Pa., May 20, 1864. When he was two years of age, the family moved to Medina Co., Ohio, and 14 years later they came to Elkhart Co., Ind., locating on a farm 2 1/2 miles northwest of Wakarusa. In 1888 he and his widowed mother moved to Elkhart, Ind., residing in this city nearly fifty years. He taught district schools in Baugo, Osolo, Concord and Cleveland townships in Elkhart County and in Madison Township in St. Joseph County, a total of 36 years. His last year as an educator was in the Monger school, retiring in 1923. On April 16, 1911, he was received into the Prairie St. Mennonite Church by water baptism and remained a faithful member to the end. In. his church affiliations he contended for the primitive faith, being aggressive in service. He served on the board of trustees of the church and cemetery for several terms. He was united in marriage to Anna C. KuIp on Dec.25, 1912, who with a sister (Mrs. Elizabeth Bollinger, Fruitland, Idaho) survive him; also eight nephews and nieces. After attending a church service at the Belmont Ave., Mennonite church in this city on Wednesday evening, Sept. 8, he suffered a heart attack and expired at 11:45 P. M.; aged 73 y. 3 m. 18 d. Funeral services were conducted from the. home near the church and at the Prairie St. Mennonite Church on Sept.11, by the home ministers: J. S. Hartzler, C. Reiff, A. L. Buzzard, J. E. Gingrich and Jacob K. Bixler. Text, Rom. 8:22,23. Interment in Prairie St. Cemetery.
Yoder.-Samuel W., son of John S. and Catherine (Stahly)
Yoder, was born near Topeka, Ind., March 6, 1854; died at his
home in Topeka, Aug. 26,1937; aged 83 y. 5 m. 20 d. Sept. 9, 1879,
he was united in marriage to Amanda Dugan, who preceded him in
death June 2, 1888. To this union was born 1 son, Ernest B. On
Dec. 5, 1889, he married Elizabeth Kroft of Orrville, O., who
with the following survive: Ernest E. of Topeka; Vera and LeEtta
at home. Two grandchildren (Wayne and Virginia), 4 brothers (Daniel
J. of Topeka; Emanuel B., Melvin A. of Arcadia, Calif.; and Alvin
E. of Goshen). In his youth he united with the Maple Grove Mennonite
Church of which he was a faithful member until death. His entire
life was spent in this community, with the exception of one year
when he lived at Pretty Prairie. Fifty-three years he lived on
his farm one mile west of Topeka and last October he with his
family moved to their present home in Topeka. He was a kind and
loving husband and father, ever interested in the welfare of his
loved ones. Three years ago he submitted to an operation from
which he never fully recovered. For the past eleven weeks he was
bedfast. During his illness he suffered much, but he was patient
in all his suffering , and he always had a smile of welcome for
the many friends who came to visit with him. Funeral services
were held at the Maple Grove Church conducted by - Ropp and Silas
Yoder.His body was laid to rest in the Maple Grove Cemetery.
"The lights have gone out in the mansion of clay,
The curtains are drawn, the dweller's away;
He stepped o'er the threshold in the hours of night,
To make his abode in heaven so bright."
Schloneger.-Samuel, son of Jacob and Mary Krabill Schloneger, was born in Stark Co., O., June 24, 1866. At the age of 18 he accepted Christ as his personal Saviour and united with the Beech Mennonite Church in which he was a faithful member till the Lord called him home. On June 8, 1899, he was united in marriage to Sister Anna Graber of Sterling, O. To this union were born 2 daughters (Ella, wife of Daniel Schmucker Jr., and Catherine) both at home with their father. His wife preceded him in death Jan. 26, 1915. On Aug. 31, 1937, while in the barn about 4 P. M., he fell from the overhead to the barn floor breaking several bones and suffering severe bruises. The next day he was taken to the Mercy Hospital, Canton, O., for a more complete examination of the injuries received and was given the necessary medical attention, but all to no avail, and he quietly passed away early Tuesday morning, Sept. 7, 1937; aged 71 y. 2 m. 13 d. He leaves his 2 daughters, 4 grandchildren (Dwight, Herbert, Elwood and Letha), 1 brother (Jacob Schloneger), 1 sister (Mrs. Peter P. Graber) and many other relatives and friends. He was a kind father and a helpful neighbor and will be missed in the home and church and community. Funeral services were conducted Sept. 9 by Bro. J. A. Liechty assisted by Bro. John D. Miller. John 14 :1-15 was read and prayer was offered at the home before leaving; and at the Beech Church Psa. 15 was read, while the text was taken from I Sam. 20 :3, last clause, "There is but a step between me and death." Burial in the old cemetery about 3 miles south of the Beech Church. May the Lord bless and comfort the bereaved family.
Groff-Clayton Groff was born July 9, 1869; died April
20, 1937, at his home in Bareville, Pa.; aged 67 y. 9 m. 11 d.
He had been in failing health for the past year. Death was caused
by primary Pernicious Anemia. He is survived by his wife (Celia
Leaman Groff) and these children: Irwin, Gordonville; Bethel,
wife of Paul Burkholder, at home; Lester of Leacock; Lloyd, at
home; and John of Bareville. Seven grandchildren, his aged mother,
3 sisters, and 2 brothers also survive. Services were conducted
at the home by Elmer Martin and at Stumptown Church by David L.
Landis and Abram Martin. The body was laid to rest in Stumptown
"One by one the links are severed,
From the golden chain of love;
One by one may each he welded,
In the Father's home above."
Transcribed by Donald D. Kauffman, Alberta
Gospel Herald, September 30, 1937 - Vol. XXX, No.27 - page 575, 576
Miller.-Lydia Miller (nee Charles), widow of Joseph D. Miller, died at the home of John F. Leatherman, Perkasie, Pa., June 7, 1937, after a week's illness; aged 70 y. 6 m. Her husband died 5 years ago. A few weeks later her only son (Warren) died. She lived in Deep Run and Dublin all her life, excepting the last few years. She was a member of the Deep Run Mennonite Church for many years. She is survived by 1 daughter (Gertie Long), several grandchildren, 2 brothers (John and Jacob) Charles), and 3 sisters (Laura Myers; Ida Harstine, Mary Drissel). Services were held at Deep Run. Burial in cemetery near by.
Hunsberger.-Horace H., son of Henry and Sophia (Harr)
Hunsberger, was born Nov. 1, 1887; died Aug. 23, 1937; aged 49
y. 9 m. 22 d. He united with the Mennonite Church at Blooming
Glen, Pa., in early manhood. On May 11, 1918, he married Rachel
Leatherman. To this union were born 3 sons (Henry, Daniel, and
Ralph), who, with the mother, survive. The death was sudden and-
unexpected, being caused by an automobile collision at a very
"The call was sudden, the shock severe,
We little thought his death was near;
And only those who have lost can tell
The loss of a loved one without farewell."
-By the family.
Leatherman.-Catharine (nee Gahman), widow of the late Samuel M. Leatherman, died at the home of her son-in-law (Wilson Overholt), Plumsteadville, Pa., July 29, 1917; aged 78 y. She was sick about 6 months; was bedfast and very serious for 3 months. Her husband died about nine years ago. She is survived by 5 sons (David, Jacob, John, Samuel, and Harvey), 3 daughters (Hannah Myers, Annie Overholt, and Mary Myers), 31 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, 1 brother (Samuel Gahman), 2 sisters (Anna Leatherman and Sarah Bowers-all three being older than Catharine). She was a member of the Deep Run congregation nearly sixty years. Services were conducted by Jacob Rush, Enos Wismer, Abram Yothers, and Abram Histand. Services and burial at Deep Run.
Brackbill-Jacob Eden, son of the late Landis and Susan (Carpenter) Brackbill, died Aug. 15, 1937; aged 80 y. 8 m. His wife (Lizzie Leaman) preceded him in death 16 years. He is survived by 5 daughters, 2 sons, and 11 grandchildren. He was the last of his family. He was confined to his room for six months, due to old age. Services were held at E. Chestnut St. Mennonite Church, Lancaster, Pa., Aug. 18 (of which be was a member for many years, having served as superintendent of the Sunday school for a number of years), conducted by Bros. David Mosemann and Jacob B. Brubaker. Text, II Tim. 4: 5-7. Interment in Willow Street Mennonite Cemetery.
"Farewell, dear father, your labors are o'er,
Your willing hands will toil no-more;
Peace be thy slumber, thy rest be sweet,
Our circle is now broken, our home incomplete."
Myers.-Laura, widow of Peter Myers, died at the home of her son-in-law (Frank R. Myers), Dublin, Pa., June 10, three days after the death of her sister, Lydia Miller aged 74 y. She always lived in the Deep Run section until the death of her husband 5 years age. Since then she lived in Dublin. She had been sick several years with heart disease, and was seriously ill for several months with complications. She is survived by 2 daughters (Mrs. Frank R. Myers, and Mrs. Ben Hall), 8 sons (heron, John, Samuel, Willis, Daniel, Clarence, Ulysses, and Monroe), 2 brothers (John and Jacob Charles), 2 sisters (Ida Harstine and Mary Drissel), a large number of grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Deep Run congregation for over 50 years. Services and burial at Deep Run.
Showalter.-Bruce Elwood Showalter was born in Burbank, Calif, Dec. 24, 1925; was accidentally killed near Los Angeles, Calif., Sept. 6, 1937; aged 11 y. 8 m. 12 d. He was buried in the Grandview Cemetery in Glendale, Calif., after a largely attended funeral was conducted at the Los Angeles Mennonite Mission by James Bucher and Jacob A. Heatwole. Text, Rev. 21:4. As a child, Bruce showed an aptness in the study and appreciation of flowers and in making freehand fancy work in flowers. The grandparents on the Showalter side were present at the funeral and will soon have been married fifty years, and this is the first death that has occurred in their family. His parents (Elmo and Susanna Showalter), 1 sister (June), 2 brothers (Carol and Donald), his grandfather (J. H. Heatwole of Elida, Ohio), great-grandfather (Sol. D. Heatwole of Dayton, Va.), 3 aunts, and 5 uncles, remain to mourn his early and untimely death.
Heatwole.-Mary Leannah, daughter of Gabriel and Ada
(Eberly) Heatwole, died Sept. 6, 1937; aged 2 y. 13 d. She had
been ailing in health for over a year, but suffered much the last
2 weeks of uremic poisoning. She has now gone to her eternal reward.
She was a very patient and cheerful child through all her suffering.
She leaves father, mother, 1 brother (Paul Daniel), 1 sister (Bertha
Mae), grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. D. H. Eberly and Mr. and Mrs.
John Heatwole), uncles, aunts, cousins and other relatives and
friends who learned to love her. Services were conducted Sept.
8 at the home and at the Chestnut Ridge Church near Dalton, Ohio,
by David Wenger, Benjamin Good and Moses G. Horst. Text, Luke
18 :16-18. Burial in Martin's Cemetery.
"Sweet little flower, too pure to stay,
God in His mercy has called her away;
Not from our memory, not from our love,
But to dwell with the angels in heaven above."
Yothers.-Edwin K., husband of Lizzie Swartz Yothers, was born at Deep Run, Pa., July 24, 1876; died at his home at Kulp's Corner near Dublin, Pa., Sept. 13, 1937; aged 61 y. 1 m. 19 d. He had been suffering a number of years with arthritis. About a year ago he retired and since then was growing weaker; but was in bed only one week, when complications set in which caused his death. In his younger years he worked at the blacksmith trade. The last 30 years he farmed. He is survived by his widow, 2 sons (Abram and Samuel) both of Dublin; 3 daughters (Mrs. Dwight Moyer, Silverdale; Mrs. Willis Shelly and Agnes Yothers, Dublin); also 7 grandchildren, his aged father (Isaac 0. Yothers), 5 brothers (Abram, Blooming Glen; Erwin, Plumsteadville; Harvey, Dublin; Harrison, Souderton; John, Center Valley), and 1 sister (Mrs. Sylvanus Moyer, Doylestown). He was a member at Deep Run church over 40 years, where services and burial took place, conducted by Jacob Rush, Enos Wismer, Wilson Overholt, and A. 0. Histand.
Augsburger.-Fanny, daughter of Christian and Fanny Wyse (deceased) was born near Wayland, Iowa, April 28, 1870; died very suddenly of a heart attack at her home in Wayland, Iowa, Sept. 4, 1937; aged 67 y. 4 m. 7 d. At about the age of 16 she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Sugar Creek Mennonite Church of which she was a faithful member at the time of her death. On Nov. 27, 1904 she was united in marriage to John Augsburger of Hopedale, Ill. With her husband she moved to a farm near Hopedale where she resided until January, 1919, when she again moved back to Wayland. Her husband preceded her in death on Mar. 25, 1917, also a daughter (Irene) and a step-son (Allen). She is survived by 2 daughters (Ruth, wife of Willard Leichty of Wayland, and Grace at home), 1 step daughter (Ella, wife of Fred Swartzendruber of Hopedale, Ill.), and 1 step daughter-in-law (Louise Augsburger of Foosland, Ill.). She also leaves 3 grandchildren, 3 brothers (Simon, Peter and Christ), 2 half sisters (Leah, wife of Chris Freyenberger, and Mary Mast, all of Wayland, Ia. and many other relatives and friends. She had been in frail health for a number of years, yet death came suddenly and unexpectedly. We have confidence she was prepared for the summons of the Lord. Funeral services were conducted Sept. 6 at the Sugar Creek Church by Bro. Simon Gingerich. Interment in nearby cemetery.
Martin.--Susan, daughter of Christian and Susan (Shank) Lehman, was born near Columbiana, Ohio, April 21, 1860; died at her home Sept. 9, 1937; aged 77 y. 4 m. 18 d. She was united in marriage to David W. Martin Feb. 4, 1886, who preceded her in death May 6, 1926. There are left to mourn her departure, 3 sons and 2 daughters (Cora, Ella, Walter, Phares, and John), 8 grandchildren, 5 brothers (John and Henry of Humboldt, Kans.; Christian of North Manchester, Ind.; David and Jacob of Columbiana), 2 sisters (Mrs. Annie Miller and Mrs. Rebecca Culler) of Columbiana, Ohio; mother being the first of the eight to depart. One step brother (S. M. Lehman) also survives. There also preceded her in death 2 sons (Ezra and Homer), 2 infant grandchildren, 1 half sister (Fanny), 1 step sister (Mrs. Nancy Rohrer). Her mother died 70 years ago, leaving a family of 8 children ranging in age from 15 months to 17 years, all living to a ripe old age. The circle is now broken. Funeral was held Sept. 12 from the County Line Mennonite Church near Dalton, Ohio, in charge of the home ministers, Bros. B. F. Good and David Wenger, assisted by Moses Horst and Abram Good of Medina Co. Text, II Tim. 4:6-9. Burial in cemetery near by.
Griffiths.--Linda Griffiths (nee Jenkins) was born in New York State seventy-six years ago. she came to Manistee Co., Mich., at the age of three, where she grew to womanhood, and secured her education. Fifty-four years ago she and her husband located on the banks of the historic Bear Creek when the whole countryside was covered with heavy timber. In October, 1936, she was baptized and received into the Pleasant View Mennonite Church near Brethren, Mich., by Bishop Menno Esch. She died in the home of her daughter in Traverse City, Mich., Sept. 16, 1937. Tree children are left to mourn her departure (Everett of Norwalk, Lewis of Brethren, and Mrs. Marjorie Wright of Traverse City, Mich.). She also leaves 5 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren, a number of nieces and nephews, and a host of friends. Also 2 sisters survive (Mrs. Frank Hansen of Norwalk, Mich., and Mrs. E. Cone of San Diego, Calif.). Her husband (Charles Griffiths) preceded her in death 18 years ago, 1 son (Earl) 16 years ago, and 1 grandson, also about 16 years of ago. Funeral services were held Sept. 19 from the old homestead by Bro. Claude C. Culp. Text, Job 14:14,15. Burial in the Norwalk Cemetery.
Martin.--Isabel Mae, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin
Martin, was born at Floradale, Ont., April 25, 1932; died at the
Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital Aug. 8, 1937. After an illness of
10 days she passed peacefully away. She leaves her sorrowing parents,
2 brothers (Harold and Steward), her paternal grandparents (Mr.
and Mrs. Enoch Martin), her maternal grandparents (Mr. and Mrs.
Jacob Snider), with other relatives and friends. She left a nice
testimony and remembrance for her Grandpa Martin before they took
her to the hospital. Although she was not feeling well she sang,
"Jesus love me, Jesus love me," and then would stop
and say "Oh, I don't feel good" and then finished it
with "He love me--He love me. Yes, Jesus love the little
children. He said 'Suffer the little children to come unto me
for of such is the kingdom of heaven.'" Funeral services
were conducted at the home by Reuben Detwiller and at the Elmira
Mennonite Church by Chris D. Snider. The body was laid to rest
in the Waterloo Mennonite Cemetery.
"We miss you when the morning dawns,
We miss you when the day returns,
We miss you here, we miss you there,
Dear Isabel, we miss you everywhere."
Hauder.--Margaret Ann, daughter of Peter and Mary Haun, was born near Metamora, Ill., March 15, 1862; died at her home in Garden City, Mo., Sept. 10, 1937, after a week's illness resulting from a cerebral hemorrhage; aged 75 y. 5 m. 25 d. In her girlhood she united with the Mennonite Church, during services conducted by Bro. John S. Coffman. She was married to Christian S. Hauder Jan. 24, 1884. They started their new home near Eureka, Ill., and later resided near Cullom, Ill. In 1899 they moved with their family to a farm near Garden City, Mo. Her husband (Bro. Christian S. Hauder), who was pastor of the Bethel Mennonite Church, preceded her in death Oct. 20, 1909. In 1910 she moved to Garden City, where she has since resided. She is survived by her four children (Peter A. of Goshen, Ind.; Harvey E. of Frazee, Minn.; Minnie, wife of L. J. Hartzler, and Pearl, wife of Earl Helmuth of this community) 10 grandchildren, 2 sisters (Mrs. John M. Grove of Newton, Kans., and Mrs. Lee Gibb of Limon, Colo.). Preceding her in death were her husband, parents, 2 sisters, 1 brother and 2 grandchildren. She lived a life of active Christian service in the Church, her home, and the community. She was a Charter member of the Bethel Mennonite sewing circle and rendered cheerful service for many years. She often served as a Sunday school teacher and had an especial interest in her class of girls, known as the Sunshine Class. Cherished are the memories of her devotion and helpful service as a co-worker with her husband in his pastoral duties. Funeral services were held Sept. 12 from the Bethel Mennonite Church conducted by W. E. Helmuth assisted by J. C. Driver. She was laid to rest in Clearfork Cemetery.
Witmer.-Catharine, daughter of Martin A. and Margaret (Musser) Hoover, was born Aug. 25, 1861, in Elkhart Co., Ind. At the age of 8 years, she with her parents moved on the place where she died of cancer, Sept. 2, 1937; aged 76 y. 8 d. Early in life she had responsibilities laid on her, due to the lingering illness of her mother who for three years needed very much care and then died at an early age leaving all the household cares on her. During this time she felt the need of divine help and was baptised into the Mennonite Church at Yellow Creek, to which faith she remained faithful until death, living such a life that her children accepted her faith and church. On Dec. 14, 1893, she was married to Amos Witmer of Mahoning Co., Ohio, to which place they moved after their marriage, and lived there until December, 1898, when they moved to the place where she died. To this union were born Walter, living on the home place; Anson, who died at the age of 2 years; Penola (Mrs. Isaiah Ramer of Union twp.); Susanna (Mrs. Henry Shaum of Harrison twp.). She is survived by 3 children, 17 grandchildren, 1 brother (William), 2 half brothers (Clayton of Ashtabula Co., 0.; Walter of Indianapolis), a step brother (Peter Hartman), and many other near relatives and friends. The father of this home died Dec. 7, 1928, after which the deceased spent much of her time doing things for children and grandchildren which they will never forget. Her prayer was expressed on a motto in her room, that the eyes of the Lord may be on this house day and night. Her brother (Enos), her half sister (Elva), and her stepmother also preceded her in death. She bore her last sickness with unusual patience, committing herself wholly to the will of the Lord. In her last conscious moments she requested a German song to be read which expressed her thoughts. Services were conducted at Yellow Creek Mennonite Church by Abraham Good from Wadsworth, 0., and William Ramer of Yellow Creek congregation. Text, Heb. 11:16.