Bogreyn.-Tim Bogreyn, was born in Nikolaer, South Russia (the Ukraine), not far from the Black Sea, Dec. 2, 1882; died at the Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital, in Ontario, Feb. 13, 1947; aged 64 y. 2 m. 11 d. His early years, part of which were spent during revolutionary years, in Russia, were marked by tragedy. Although he spent a large part of his lifetime in Canada, he never became a citizen of that country. In like manner he cherished an affection for the church of his youth, the Greek Orthodox Church, and never formaily identified himself with any evangelical body. However, he frequently attended the services of the House of Friendship and was dealt with by brethren who could converse with him in his native tongue. Until his last illness he seemed to rest for hope in the religion of his youth, but finally became aware that man's only hope is to trust in the mercy of God through His Son Jesus Christ. Funeral services were held at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, Feb. 15, in charge of Merle Shantz. Interment was made in the First Mennonite Cemetery.
Ebersole.-John K. Ebersole was born July 12, 1861; died at the home of his daughter, August 9, 1947; aged 86 y. 27 d. He was a member of the Risser Mennonite Church, Elizabethtown, Pa., for many years. Surviving are one daughter (Katie-Mrs. Emery Miller), one son (Harry, Elizabethtown, Pa.), 6 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at his late home and at the Risser Church, Aug. 13, in charge of Noah Risser and Walter Oberholtzer. Text: Rev. 7:12, 17. Burial was made in the Mount Tunnel Cemetery, Elizabethtown.
Gantz.-Lizzie S. Gantz, of Elizabethtown, Pa., was born May 25, 1860; died at the Lancaster County, Pa. Hospital, Aug. 17, 1947; aged 87 y. 2 m. 22 d. She was a member of the Risser Mennonite Church. Her husband (Leander Gantz) preceded her in death. Surviving are her 5 stepchildren (John, Mount Joy, Pa.; Leander, Marietta, Pa.; Elmer, Elizabethtown, Pa.; Anna-Mrs. Dawson Shearer, and Tillie-Mrs. John Miller, both of Manheim, Pa.) and 4 sisters (Mrs. Clara Greiner, of Elizabethtown; Mrs. Maria Wittle, Harrisburg, Pa.;Mrs. Allen Gibble, of Milton Grove; and Emma Wickenheiser, Salunga, Pa.). Funeral services were held at the Miller Funeral Home, Elizabethtown, on Aug. 20, in charge of Noah Risser and Walter Oberholtzer. Interment was made in the Fairview Cemetery, near Manheim, Pa.
Harden.-Howell L., son of James and Lucretia (Cross) Harden, was born in Westminister, Md., Dec. 3, 1871; died at Lancaster, Pa., March 5, 1947; aged 75 y. 3 m. 2 d. In 1944 he accepted Christ as his Lord and Saviour and was received into church fellowship at the South Christian Street Mennonite Mission, in Lancaster. In the midst of bodily affliction he always had a wondeful testimony of the saving power of God. Surviving are 2 brothers(Edward, Pittsburgh, Pa.; George, Lancaster, Pa.). Funeral services were conducted at the South Christian Street Mission, March 8, in charge of J.S. Lehman. Interment was made in the Stevens Greenland Cemetery.
Hertzler.-Ella M., daughter of Amos and Martha (Miller) Zimmerman, was born in York Co., Pa., Dec. 25, 1876; passed away in the Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg, Pa., Aug. 1, 1947; aged 70 y. 7 m. 7 d. Death was caused by diabetes. Surviving are her widowed husband (Daniel Z. Hertzler), 2 sons (Owen and Elmer, Mechanicsburg, Pa.), 2 daughters (Alice-Mrs. Noah Zimmerman, Mechanicsburg,; and Mabel-Mrs. Jacob Tennis, Camp Hill, Pa.), 27 grandchildren, one greatgrandchild, one sister (Anna Sholley), 4 brothers (Nathaniel, Amos, Abraham, and Phares), and a large number of other relatives and friends. Two sons, 2 daughters, and a number of grandchildren predeceased her. In her youth she accepted Christ as her personal Saviour and united with the Slate Hill Mennonite Church, near Shiremanstown, Pa. Funeral services were held Aug. 5 at the home and at the church, in charge of Simon Bucher and Marlin Lauver. Text: Ps. 126:5,6. Her body was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.
Musselman.-Amos, son of the late Jacob and Mary (Stoner) Musselman, was born near New Holland, Pa., Jan. 18, 1875; died Aug. 25, 1947; aged 72 y. 7m. 7 d. Death followed more than two years illness caused by neuritis. On Nov. 18, 1897 he was united in marriage to Laura W. Good, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Mary-Mrs. Leroy R. Carpenter, Manheim, Pa.), one son (David G., New Hollend, Pa.), 10 grandchildren, one brother (Eli, New Holland), and one sister (Katie M. Myers, also of New Holland). Three daughters (an infant, Katie G., and Alta G.) predeceased him. He was a member of the Groffdale Mennonite Church, Bareville, Pa., and served as a Sunday-school teacher for many years. Funeral services were held Aug. 28 at the home, in New Holland, and at the Groffdale Church, in charge of Amos H. Sauder and Lester Hoover. Text: Rev. 22:14. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Oberholtzer.-Issac H., son of Issac and Mary Ann (Wismer) Oberholtzer, was born in Huron Co., Ont., March 2, 1875; died at the Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital, in Ontario, Aug. 7, 1947, after a prolonged illness; aged 72 y. 5 m. 5 d. In his youth he joined the Mennonite Church, which he attended faithfully. He was the youngest of a family of six, four of whom predeceased him. Surviving is the oldest member of the family (David, Kitchener, Ont.) and a number of nieces and nephews. For many years he made a home for his aged widowed mother; in his later years he made a home with a niece (Mrs. MacGregor). The last three months of his life were spent in the hospital. Funeral services were held at the home and at the First Mennonite Church, Aug. 10, in charge of Merle Shantz and S. F. Coffman. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Snyder.-Nancy, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Benjamin Rudy, was born in Wollwich Twp., Ont., Sept. 19, 1867; died at the Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital, Aug. 24, 1947; aged 79 y. 11 m. 5 d. Death resulted from cerebral thrombosis. In 1923 she was married to Noah B. Snyder, who predeceased her in 1942. Surviving are one stepson (Alvin, Preston, Ont.), 2 brothers (William, Centerville, Ont.; and Jeremiah, Waterloo, Ont.), 2 sisters (Hannah-Mrs. Simeon Gingrich, Kitchener, Ont.; and Mrs. Lucy Blodgett, Rochester, N. Y.). Two brothers (Ellias and Josiah) and 4 sisters (Barbara-Mrs. Aaron Betzner, Sarah_Mrs. Caleb Shelley, Magadalena-Mrs. Edward Kaufman, and Eleanor-Mrs. Joe Porn) predeceased her. She was a member of the Mennonite Church. During the last years of her life she was a cheerful guest of the Braeside Home, Preston, Ont. Funeral services were held Aug. 26 at the Hagey Mennonite Church, Preston. Interment was made in the Cressman Mennonite Cemetery, Breslau, Ont. Merle Shantz and Harold Groh were in charge of the services.
Weldy.-Amos, son of the late Abraham and Nancy (Yoder) Weldy, was born near Wakarusa, Ind., April 27, 1873; passed away on Sept. 11, 1947; aged 74 y. 4 m. 14 d. Death resulted from a heart ailment from which he had suffered for a year and a half. On Jan. 6, 1895 he was married to Amanda Hartman, who preceded him in death on Oct. 18, 1907. To this union were born one daughter (Cora-Mrs. Harry Holdman, who predeceased him) and one son (Ray, Elkhart, Ind.). On Nov. 21, 1908 he was married to Mary Kohli, who survives. To this union were born 2 children (Esther-Mrs. Paul Maust, and Paul, both of Montgomery, Ind.). One brother (Levi, Wakarusa, Ind.), 18 grandchildren, and many other relatives also survive. In his youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Holdeman Mennonite Church, near Wakarusa. On May 12, 1921 he moved to Daviess, Co., Ind., to assist in mission work with the Berea congregation, where on Oct. 30, 1921 he was ordained a deacon. He served faithfully in his capacity until his health failed. Funeral services were held Sept. 13 at the Berea Mennonite Church, in charge of Edd P. Shrock, assisted by Tobias Slaubaugh. Burial was made in the near-by cemetery.
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Burkholder.-Daniel A., son of Peter F. and Barbara (Grieser) Burkholder was born in Henry Co., Ohio, June 30, 1867; died at his home, near Archbold, Ohio, after ten days' illness, Aug. 14, 1947; aged 80 y. 1 m. 15 d. In his younger years he confessed faith in Christ as his Saviour, and united with the Mennonite Church. He was faithful in church attendance and interested in the work of the Lord. On Feb. 1, 1891 he was married to Eva Hostetler, of Lagrange, Ind., who predeceased him on July 12, 1931. To this union were born one son (Edwin, Toledo, Ohio) and 4 daughters (Sylvia-Mrs. Arthur Schmucker, Jennie-Mrs. Eli Lugbill, Edna-Mrs. Edwin Wyse, and Clara-Mrs. Earl Beck, all of Archbold, Ohio). On Aug. 28, 1932 he was united in marriage to Sylvia Mehl, of Emma, Ind., who survives. Besides his widow, one son, and 4 daughters, there survive one stepson, 2 stepdaughters, 13 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, 11 stepgrandchildren, 7 great-stepgrandchildren, 3 brothers (David W., Noah C., Amos E., all of Fulton, Co., Ohio), and a large number of other relatives and friends. One brother, 5 sisters, and 2 grandchildren preceded him in death. Funeral services were conducted Aug. 17 at the home and at the West Clinton Mennonite Church, Pettisville, Ohio, by Olen Nofziger, D. L. Sommers, and E. B. Frey. Text: II Tim. 4:6-8. Burial was made in the Pettisville Cemetery.
Fly.-Joseph G., son of the late Samuel G. and Sarah (Gross) Fly, was born at Fountainville, Pa., July 31, 1887; died Aug. 27, 1947; aged 60 y. 26 d. Death resulted from a heart attack. On Feb. 22, 1913 he was united in marriage to Estella H. Metzger, who predeceased him four years ago. Two children (Mary and Alice) also predeceased him. Surviving are 6 children (Dorothy-Mrs. Paul Spachman, Telford, Pa.; Walter and Harold, Quakertown, Pa.; Donald and Lawrence, Souderton, Pa.; and Margaret, of telford) and 5 grandchildren. At the age of twenty-six he was baptized and received into the fellowship of the Blooming Glen, Pa., Mennonite Church. Later he transferred his membership to the Doylestown, Pa., congregation, and about ten years ago to the Finland mission congregation, Pennsburg, Pa. Funeral services were held at the Souderton, Pa., Mennonite Church, with Claude M. Shisler and Jacob M. Moyer in charge. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Martin.-Kate, widow of the late Mr. And Mrs. Martin S. Bauman, was born near Waterloo, Ont., May 1, 1901; died July 25, 1947; aged 46 y. 2 m. 25 d. On Feb. 7, 1922 she was united in marriage to David B. Martin, who survives. Also surviving are 2 children (Lorne and Inez, both at home), her stepmother, 4 brothers (Jeremiah, Henry, Owen, and Harvey), and 4 sisters (Ellen-Mrs. Abraham Martin, Susanna-Mrs. Jesse Shantz, Almeda-Mrs. Paul Martin, and Alice-Mrs. Ivan Martin). She was a member of the Floradale, Ont., Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held July 28, at the church, in charge of Ruben Dettwiler and Oliver D. Snider. Burial was made in the North Woolwich Cemetery.
Transcriber's note: "widow of the late" must mean "daughter of" ???
Roggie.-Kate, widow of the late Joseph Roggie, passed away at the home of her daughter, near Croghan, N.Y., Sept. 11, 1947; aged 81 y. 9 m. 14 d. Her husband predeceased her in 1933. Surviving are 3 sons (Jacob, Menno, and Aaron), one daughter (Mollie-Mrs. Andrew B. Zehr), 21 grandchildren, and 29 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Conservative Amish Mennonite Church. Her willingness to do good to those in need and her friendly personality won her many friends. For several years she had been in ill health, but attended church services quite regularly until a few months before her death. Services were conducted at her late home, by Joseph Nafziger, and at the Croghan Meetinghouse by Andrew Gingerich and Elias Zehr. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Roth.-Emma, daughter of David and Mary Ann (Buzzard) Stuckey, was born at Fairbury, Ill., sept. 25, 1878; died at her home, in Harper, Kans., Sept. 25, 1947, aged 69 y. Death resulted from heart trouble and dropsy. At the age of seven she moved, with her parents and brothers and sisters, to the Star Center community, in Kansas. On Jan. 30, 1900 she was united in marriage to William Roth, of Lamar, Mo. They made their home at Lamar until 1909, when they moved to Burlington, Okla., and from there to Harper, Kans., in 1913. Her parents, 2 brothers (Sam and Albert), one sister (Minnie Swartz), and one grandson preceded her in death. Surviving are her husband, 3 daughters (Mrs. John Hamilton, Mrs. Lester Barker, and Mrs. Clarence Kreider, all of Harper), one brother (John), one sister (Anna Stuchal), 5 grandchildren, a number of other relatives, and a large number of friends. In 1925 she became a member of the Pleasant Valley Mennonite Church, of Harper. Funeral services were held at the church, Sept. 28, in charge of W. R> Nafziger and R. M. Weaver. Text: Num. 23:10b. Interment was made in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery.
Shelley.-Erasmus P., son of the late Christian B. and Hannah (Graybill) Shelley, was born at East Salem, Pa., Dec. 5, 1868; died at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, White Horse, Pa., after a four-month illness, June 17, 1947; aged 78 y. 6 m. 12 d. One infant daughter preceded him in death thirty years ago. Surviving are his widow (Mary Wert Shelley), 7 children (J. Haven, Thompsontown, Pa.; Iona-Mrs. Mervin Gramley, Dakota, Ill.; Henry W., Thompsontown, Pa.; Samuel R., Freeport, Ill.; Mildred-Mrs. Ellis Kurtz, White Horse, Pa.; Mary-Mrs. LeRoy Hershey, Gap, Pa.; Harold E., Kinzers, Pa.), and 19 grandchildren. He was a member of the Lost Creek Mennonite Church, Oakland Mills, Pa., for over fifty years and was faithful in attendance as long as his health permitted. Funeral services were held at the home of his son-in-law and daughter (Mr. And Mrs. Ellis Kurtz), June 21, in charge of Amos Weaver, and at the Lost Creek Church, in charge of Banks Weaver and Donald Lauver. Texts: Ps. 23; John 14:1-4. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Widrick.-John N., son of John and Anna (Nafziger) Widrick, was born near Croghan, N.Y., May 23, 1867; died Sept. 1, 1947; aged 80 y. 3 m. 8 d. On Feb. 12, 1891 he was united in marriage to Veronica Erb, who survives. Also survivng are 2 daughters (Anna-Mrs. Jacob Yousey, Casterland, N.Y.; and Emma-Mrs. Andrew Moser, Copenhagen, N.Y.), 3 sons (Joel, of Copenhagen; John E. and Aaron E., Lowville, N.Y.), 25 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. Anna Roggie), and 2 brothers (Joseph, New Bremen, N.Y.; and Solomon, of Croghan). Two sons and 2 daughters preceded him in death. In his youth he accepted Christ and became a member of the Conservative Amish Mennonite Church. Funeral services were conducted at the home, by C. M. Nafziger and at the Dadville Church, by Lloyd Boshart and Allen Gingerich. Burial was made in the Croghan Cemetery.
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Kipfer.-Anna, daughter of the late Daniel and Magdalena Brenneman, was born in South East Hope, Ont., Dec. 30, 1874; passed away at the home of her son, after a lingering illness, June 16, 1947; aged 72 y. 5 m. 16 d. In her youth she accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Saviour and united with the Amish Mennonite Church. In 1900 she was married to Menno Kipfer, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Edward) and one brother (Peter). One sister (Barbara) predeceased her. She and her husband moved from East Zorra to Kitchener in 1945. She served the church faithfully and well in her capacity as a minister's wife. Services were held on June 19 at the Keffer Funeral Home, Kitchener, Ont., in charge of Henry Jantzi, and at the Seventeenth Line A.M. Church, East Zorra, Ont., in charge of Dan Wagler, Dan Jutzi and Merle Shantz. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Leichty.-Christian K. Leichty was born in Washington Co., Iowa, Nov. 12, 1863; passed away on Sept. 24, 1947; aged 83 y. 10 m. 12 d. In his youth he accepted Christ as his personal Saviour and united with the Sugar Creek Mennonite Church, Wayland, Iowa, of which he was a member at the time of his death. In September, 1890 he was united in marriage to Nancy Conrad, who preceded him in death in October, 1891. On Feb. 15, 1894 he was married to Anna Wenger, who predeceased him on April 14, 1942. To this union were born 3 sons and 2 daughters. One daughter (Mary May) passed away in 1909. Surviving are 4 children (Ed, Otto, and Addie, at home; and Herma, on an adjoining farm), 7 grandchildren, and many other relatives and neighbors. Funeral services were held at the Sugar Creek Church, Sept. 26, in charge of Willard Leichty and Simon Gingerich. Interment was made in the near-by cemetery.
Miller.-Emanual J. K. Miller was born Oct. 18, 1891; died at his home, near Shipshewana, Ind., Sept. 16, 1947; aged 55 y. 10 m. 28 d. In his youth he accepted Christ and united with the Old Order Amish Mennonite Church. On Dec. 16, 1909 he was united in marriage to Savilla Weaver, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Joseph), one daughter (Dorothy-Mrs. Samuel S. Chupp), 8 grandchildren, his father, 4 brothers, and 3 sisters. Funeral services were held at the Dan Graber home, Sept. 18, in charge of Christ Miller, Percy Miller, and Eli J. Bontrager.
Nafziger.-Elizabeth, daughter of the late Peter Erb, was born in Waterloo Twp. Ont., Aug. 23, 1890; died at the Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital, after a lingering illness, Sept. 25, 1947; aged 57 y. 1 m. 2 d. On Jan. 13, 1915 she was married to Enos Nafziger, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Harry, Preston, Ont.) and one daughter (Ruth, at home). Two children (Wilheim and Marion) predeceased her. Early in life she accepted Christ as her Saviour and was a regular attendant at the Erb Street Mennonite Church, Waterloo, Ont. Funeral services were conducted by J. B. Martin. Text: Rev. 8:28-39.
Oswald.-Elizabeth, daughter of the late Jacob and Elizabeth (Rupp) Oswald, was born at Minier, Ill., Sept. 26, 1890; passed away at her home, Sept. 26, 1947; aged 56 y. 11 m. 28 d. Death was caused by a cerebral hemorrhage. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and was baptized at the Mennonite Church near Beemer, Nebr. At the time of her death she was a member of the West Fairview Mennonite Church, near Beaver Crossing, Nebr. Surviving are 5 brothers (Chris, Lincoln, Nebr.; Peter, Minier, Ill.; Jake and John, of Beaver Crossing; and Menno, Milford, Nebr.), 4 sisters (Mrs. Claude Vance, Griswold, Iowa; Mrs. Dan Roth, Albany, Oreg.; Mrs. Peryle Stutzman, Lincoln, Nebr.; and Anna, of Beaver Crossing), and a large number of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the West Fairview Church, Sept. 29, in charge of William R. Eicher, Ezra Roth, and William Schlagel. Interment was made in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Stahl.-Joseph W., son of Edward and Pauline (Wolf) Stahl, was born near Selinsgrove, Pa., May 3, 1872; died Aug. 25, 1947; aged 75 y. 3 m. 22 d. He was a member of the Stauffer Mennonite Church, Bachmanville, Pa. Survivng are 10 children (Vera-Mrs. James S. Weaver, Ephrata, Pa.; Candidus-Mrs. Jesse A. Lehman, Myerstown, Pa.; Francis, of Ephrata; Margie-Mrs. Phares W. Martin, New Holland, Pa.; Stella-Mrs. Levi S. Stauffer, Port Trevorton, Pa.; Clara-Mrs. Martin S. Weaver, of Ephrata; Nevin and Noah, of Port Trevorton; Kathryn-Mrs. Jared Stauffer, and Joseph, Martindale, Pa.), 46 grandchildren, and 2 brothers (Samuel, Ephrata, Pa.; and Benjamin, Selinsgrove, Pa.). Interment was made in the Stauffer cemetery.
Streicher.-Juliana, daughter of Martin and Augusta Shultz, was born at Kitchener, Ont., July 15, 1878; died at the home of her daughter (Mrs. Ezra Steinman), Aug. 13, 1947; aged 69 y. 28 d. On Sept. 16, 1900 she was united in marriage to Rudolph Streicher, who preceded her in death on March 14, 1912. In 1923 she moved to Clarence, N. Y., and in 1924 to Town Line, N. Y. She lived in Florida from 1932 to 1944; the past three years she spent with her daughters. In her youth she united with the Steinman Amish Mennonite Church, Wilmont, Ont.; at the time of her death she was a member of the Clarence Center Mennonite Church. Surviving are 2 daughters (Mattie-Mrs. Ezra Steinman, Lancaster, N. Y.; and Catherine-Mrs. Amos Roth, Clarence, N. Y.). 4 sisters (Mrs. Floyd Courter and Mrs. Gerrit Doll, Grand Rapids, Mich; Mrs. David Hunt and Martha Henschell, Buckley, Mich.), 5 brothers (John Schultz, Plant City, Fla.; Edwin and William Henschell, Garden City, Mich.; Louis and Amiel Henschell, Buckley, Mich.), 3 foster brothers (Samuel Roth, Baden, Ont.; Rudy and Moses Roth, New Hamburg, Ont.), 6 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were in charge of D. Edward Diener and Jacob Birkey. Interment was made in the Good Cemetery.
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Birky.-Christian, son of Joseph and Catherine (Bender) Birky, was born March 24, 1871; passed away at his home in Iowa City, Iowa, Sept. 4, 1947; aged 76 y. 5 m. 11 d. Death was caused by a heart attack. In 1895 he was married to Magdalena Kauffman. They lived on a farm for several years; then they moved to Williamsburg, from there to Cedar Rapids, and then to Iowa City. Surviving are his widow, 4 daughters (Mrs. Art Fosheck, Ravenna, Ohio; Mrs. Catherine Purk, Cedar Rapids; Mrs. Edwin Bender, Kalona, Iowa; and Mrs. George Williams, of Iowa City), 5 sons (Harry, Mount Vernon, Iowa; Eli, of Cedar Rapids; Walter, Davenport, Iowa; Francis, Solon, Iowa; and William, Atkins, Iowa), 2 sisters (Mrs. Lena Erb and Mrs. Andrew Eash, both of Wellman, Iowa), one brother (Joseph, also of Wellman), 21 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. One infant son, one brother (Dan), and 2 grandchildren predeaceased him. On Feb. 9, 1941 he united with the Mennonite Church in Iowa City. Funeral services were held Sept. 6 at the church, with D. J. Fisher, J. Y. Swartzendruber, and Norman Hobbs in charge. Interment was made in the Lower Deer Creek Cemetery, near Wellman.
Hershey.-Henry B., son of the late Henry E. and Martha (Brubaker) Hershey, died Sept. 16, 1947, after a two-week illness; aged 75 y. 1 m. 2 d. He was a member of the Mennonite Church, a retired farmer, and for forty years a bank director. Surviving are his widow (Fannie Peifer Hershey), 3 children (Ada Mae, at home; Harry M. Manheim, Pa.; and Grace-Mrs. Homer B. Metzler, Lititz, Pa.), 4 grandchildren, and one sister (Mary Hershey). Funeral services, in charge of Frank N. Krieder, James Siegrist, and Norman Weaver, were held Sept. 19 at the home and at the East Petersburg, Pa., Mennonite Church.Texts: Acts 17:22; Ps. 23; Acts 8:18. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Knell.-Charles William Knell was born at Houstonville, Ill., March 18, 1869; passed away at his home, Oct. 2, 1947; aged 78 y. 6 m. 14 d. On Sept. 1, 1892 he was united in marriage to Nannie Bell Reed, who passed away on Nov. 7. 1914. To this union were born 4 children (Verda-Mrs. Ray Hill; Loren, Paxton, Ill.; Mary-Mrs. Leslie Alexander, Owosso, Mich.; and Melvin, Urbana, Ill.). The following year he was married to Mrs. Maude Walker and to this union were born 2 children (Irene-Mrs. John McCoy, Dewey, Ill.; and Kenneth, Urbana, Ill.). Two sisters (Mrs. Kate Painter and Mrs. Mary Wingle, Rantoul, Ill.), 18 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and a large number of other relatives also survive. His parents, 2 sisters, and one brother preceded him in death. As a young man he united with the Methodist Church in Dewey, Ill. About four years ago he renewed his covenant with the Lord and united with the Mennonite Church, of which he was a member at the time of his death. Funeral services were conducted by J. A. Heiser and Harold Zehr. Text: John 3:16-18. Burial was made in the Willow Brook Cemetery.
Miller.-Daniel D., son of Daniel B. and Mary (Troyer) Miller was born near Sugarcreek, Ohio, May 12, 1881; passed away at his home, near Smithville, Ohio, Oct. 14, 1947; aged 66 y. 5 m. 2 d. In his youth he confessed faith in Christ and was received into the Walnut Creek, Ohio, Mennonite Church. On Jan. 25, 1903 he was united in marriage to Emma Mast who preceded him in death on March 23, 1928. To this union were born 3 children (Cloy. Barberton, Ohio, and Jacob, Ashtabula, Ohio, who survive; and Clyde, who died in 1908 at the age of three). In 1925 the family moved to a farm near Smithville, Ohio, and transferred their membership to the Oak Grove Mennonite Church. On Dec. 27, 1930 he was united in marriage to Effie E. Smucker, of Smithville, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Daniel Richard, at home, who was born to the second union), 3 grandchildren, 2 brothers (John D., Sugarcreek, Ohio; and Amra D., Walnut Creek, Ohio), and a large number of other relatives and friends. He was actively interested in the work of the church and his life bore a positive Christian influence. Funeral services were held Oct. 16 at the Oak Grove Church, in charge of J. S. Gerig and V. M. Gerig. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Miller.-Lydia Ann, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Harvey Miller, was born near Kalona, Iowa; passed away at her home, near Middlebury, Ind., July 29, 1947; aged 35 y. 22 d. On Dec. 25, 1945 she was married to John N. Miller, who survives. Also surviving are an eight-week-old daughter (Salinda Sue), her parents, 5 brothers (Clarence, Samuel, Enos, Harvey, and Henry, all of Kalona, Iowa), 5 sisters (Barbara-Mrs. Samuel Bender, Springs, Pa.; Susan-Mrs. Ben Yoder, Riverside, Iowa; Mattie-Mrs. Ivan Bender; Mary-Mrs. John Helmuth; Edna-Mrs. Mahlon Miller, Kalona, Iowa), and many other relatives and friends. Four brothers preceded her in death. In her youth she accepted Christ as her personal Saviour and united with the Amish Church. In recent years she transferred her membership to the Mennonite Church at Middlebury. She was quiet and unassuming, yet devoted and secrated. Funeral services were in charge of the home ministers. Text: Ps. 23:4.
Mishler.-Polly, daughter of Jothan and Kate Eash, was born in Somerset Co., Pa., Aug. 21, 1856; passed away Oct. 6, 1947; aged 91 y. 1 m. 15 d. On April 3, 1880 she was married to George L. Mishler, who predeceased her on Jan. 1, 1934. One daughter (Katie-Mrs. Amon Yoder) passed away in 1944. Surviving are one daughter (Della-Mrs. Jesse Brandeberry, Middlebury, Ind.), 2 sons (Levi C., Shipshewana, Ind.; Joseph E., Elkhart, Ind.), one foster daughter (Ola-Mrs. Ira E. Yoder, Shipshewana, Ind.), 16 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandaughter, one brother (Levi, of Middlebury), one sister (Lizzie-Mrs. Josiah Miller, of Shipshewana), and a large number of other relatives and friends. She was a kind, affectionate, and patient mother, and a regular attendant at the Lord's house. Funeral services were conducted at the Shore Church, near Shipshewana, by Percy J. Miller and O. S. Hostetler.
Stutzman.-Harve, son of William and Rosa (Eicher) Stutzman, was born near Milford, Nebr., Nov. 7, 1897; killed instantly by lightning while working out in a field near Friend, Nebr., Oct. 8, 1947; aged 49 y. 11 m. 1 d. On Nov. 11, 1920 he was married to Jessie Schlegel, who survives. Also surviving are 5 sons and 3 daughters (Harold, Gerald, Betty-Mrs. Milton Troyer, LeRoy, Walter, Dan, Mary Ann, and Dorothy), 2 grandchildren, 2 sisters, 6 half brothers, 3 half sisters, and a large number of other relatives and friends. Preceding him in death were his father, mother, one daughter (Grace), one brother, one sister, 2 half sisters, and one half brother. In his youth he accepted Christ as his personal Saviour and joined the Amish Mennonite Church, of which he was a member at the time of his death. He was kind and considerate, ready to help those in need. Funeral services were held Oct. 11 at the Milford, Nebr., A. M. Church, in charge of W. A. Eicher. Texts: Eccl. 9:5; Matt. 24:44. Interment was made in the Milford A. M. Cemetery.
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