Burkhardt, Gordon E., son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Enoch Burkhardt; born July 3, 1911, at Floradale, Ont.; died of a heart attack while at work April 17, 1959, at Kitchener, Ont.; aged 47 y. 9 m. 14 d. He was married to Ilene Shantz, who survives. Also surviving are a daughter (Sandra), a son (Dennis), 3 brothers (Irvin E., Goshen, Ind.; Emerson and Lloyd, Kitchener), and 2 sisters (Florence-Mrs. Mervin Shantz, Alma, Ont.; and Mrs. Gladys Mussleman, St. Jacobs, Ont.). He was a member of the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, where funeral services were held April 20, in charge of Edgar Metzler; interment in Memory Gardens, Kitchener.
Coblentz, Menno M., son of Mose and Sara (Gingerich) Coblentz; born Aug. 30, 1898, at Sugarcreek, Ohio; died of a heart attack at the home of his sister, Mrs. Kate Beachy, Mar Center, Ohio, April 4, 1959; aged 60 y. 7 m. 5 d. He was married on July 4, 1926, to Mattie Schlabach, who survives. Surviving are 7 sons and one daughter (Calvin, Sanford, and Melvin, Sherwood, Ohio; Kenneth, Hilliards, Ohio; Doris-Mrs. Jake Kuhns, Plain City, Ohio; Howard, Lawrence, and Raymond, Sarasota, Fla.), 11 grandchildren, one brother (Mose, Choteau, Okla.), 5 sisters (Mrs. Kate Beahcy, Mark Center, Ohio; Mrs. Mary Miller and Mrs. Emma Shrock, Hicksville, Ohio; Sarah-Mrs. John B. Yoder, Plain City; and Mrs. Lizzie Yoder, Choteau, Okla.), and one foster sister (Agnes-Mrs. Monroe Schmucker, Sugarcreek, Ohio). He was ordained to the ministry in 1932 and to the office of bishop in 1942. He was a member of the Palm Grove Mennonite Church, Sarasota, Fla. Funeral services were held April 7 at the Lost Creek Church, in charge of S. C. Yoder and Ralph Yoder; burial in Lost Creek Cemetery.
Doll, Nona, of Osceola, Ind., was born May 27, 1898, at Kinmuncy, Ill.; died April 14, 1959, at Dinas Nursing Home, Mishawaka, Ind., after being bedfast for 22 months; aged 60 y. 10 m. 18 d. Surviving are 3 sisters (Mrs. Mable Walls, Mrs. Sam Adams, and Mrs. Ethel Paige, all of Detroit, Mich.), and one brother (Threron, Mishawaka, Ind.). She was a member of the First Christian Church, Alma, Ill. Funeral services were held April 18 at the Bent and Sprague Funeral Home, in charge of G. Maurice Long; interment in Osceola Cemetery.
Ebersole, Jay Vaughn, son of Lewis and Betty (Yoder) Ebersole, Albonito, Puerto Rico; born March 25, 1959; died March 26, 1959. Surviving are his parents, 2 brothers (Phil and Keith), and grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Walter Ebersole, Sarasota, Fla.; and Mrs. Ida Yoder, Berlin, Ohio). Graveside funeral services were held March 28 in charge of S. W. Sommer; burial in Berlin, Ohio, Cemetery.
Helmuth, Joseph J., son of Joseph J. and Barbara (Hershberger) Helmuth; born Oct. 22, 1871, in Holmes Co., Ohio; died April 5, 1959, at St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo, Ind.; aged 87 y. 5 m. 14 d. He was married on Feb. 22, 1900, to Lovina ---- who survives. They celebrated their fifty-ninth wedding anniversary last winter. Also surviving are a son and daughter (Dewey and Dora Mischler, Kokomo, Ind.), 4 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Mattie Bontrager). He was one of the oldest members of the Howard-Miami County Church, where funeral services were held April 8, in charge of A. G. Horner and Emanuel J. Hochstedler; interment in Crow Point Cemetery, Kokomo, Ind.
Houser, Frederick W., son of Clarence and Dorothy House, Bechtelsville, Pa.; born Aug. 22, 1945, at Quakake, Pa.; died at the Reading Hospital of a brain tumor; aged 15 y. 7 m. 16 d. Surviving are his parents, 3 sisters and 3 brothers (Sue, William, Jean, Arthur, Linda, and David, all at home). He was a member of the Hereford congregation, Bally, Pa., where services were held April 12 by Paul E. Longacre, E. W. Kulp, and Winfield Ruth; interment in Christ Church Cemetery, Tamaqua, Pa.
Kauffman, Magdalena (Nebel), daughter of Martin and Barbara (Stuckey) Kauffman; born July 7, 1866, in Davis Co., Iowa; died at the Shenk Nursing Home, Wellman, Iowa, April 9, 1959; aged 92 y. 9 m. 2 d. She was married on Feb. 17, 1897 to John B. Kauffman, who preceded her in death. In February she fell and broke her hip, and soon after began to fail rapidly. Until her fall she had lived in her own home near her daughter on a farm at Wayland, Iowa. Surviving are her daughter (Luetta-Mrs. Daniel Conrad), one sister (Martha-mares. Elmer T. Boshart), one brother (Samuel), 4 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren. Nine brothers and sisters preceded her in death. She was a member of the Sugar Creek Mennonite Church, Wayland, Iowa, where funeral services on April 12 were conducted by Simon Gingerich and Willard Leichty; interment in adjoining cemetery.
Kilmer, Orva Mae, daughter of Barbara (Weaver) and the late Elmer E. Sharer; born Dec. 22, 1888, Peabody, Kans.; died Feb. 8, 1959, at her home in Sheridan, Oreg.; aged 70 y. 1 m. 17 d. On Jan. 31, 1908, at Corcoran, Calif., she was married to Odessa Kilmer, who died June 26, 1940. For the last 18 years she shared her home with her mother. Also preceding her in death were one son, two daughters, and 3 grandchildren. Surviving are her mother, 6 children (Emily-Mrs. Melvin Mishler, Francis-Mrs. Kenneth Shenk, Paul, all of Sheridan; Ruth-Mrs. Calvin Yoder, Willamina, Oreg.; Irene-Mrs. Roman Yoder and Arlene-Mrs. Alvin Miller, Sheridan), one sister (Luella-Mrs. G. D. Shenk), one brother (Grant) broth of Sheridan, 25 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. In recent months she was hospitalized twice for a heart condition, and returned home for the second time on Sunday afternoon, and that evening, while visiting with a number of her family and friends, she was suddenly called Home. She had been a Christian since her youth and was much interested in the WMSA. Funeral services were in charge of Raymond Mishler, with Max Yoder and D. F. Shenk assisting.
Kratz, Emma, daughter of Henry M. and Sophia (Shaddinger) Kratz; born Sept. 23, 1868, in Hilltown Twp., Pa.; died April 16, 1959, of a heart condition at Eastern Mennonite Home, Souderton, Pa.; aged 90 y. 6 m. 24 d. There are no survivors. She was a member of the Blooming Glen Church. Funeral services were held in the Eastern Mennonite Home, April 20, in charge of Marvin Anders and David F. Derstine, Jr.; interment in Blooming Glen Mennonite Church Cemetery.
McCreary, Peter A., son of Stephen and Susan (Wertz) McCreary; born April 15, 1875, in Juniata Twp., Pa.; died Jan. 11, 1959, at Schellsburg, Pa.; aged 83 y. 8 m. 27 d. He was married to Ida Hinson, who died in 1940. Surviving are a son and a daughter (Harry and Mrs. Edward Shaffer, both of Schellsburg), 3 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 3 brothers (Daniel, New Paris, Pa.; George and David, Greensboro, Md.), and a half brother (Albert McCreary, New Paris). He was a member of the Pleasant View congregation. Funeral services at the Mickle Funeral Home, Jan. 15, were in charge of Charles Shetler; interment in Helixville Cemetery.
Miller, Mattie, daughter of John and Lucinda (Stutzman) Troyer; born July 30, 1892, at Milford, Nebr.; died March 17, 1959, of a heart attack at her winter home in Phoenix, Ariz.; aged 66 y. 7 m. 15 d. She was married on Dec. 25, 1910, to Joseph Burkey, who died Sept. 30, 1951. Children of this union all surviving her, are: Kenneth, Pekin, Ill.; Lucina-Mrs. Richard Bachman, Doris-Mrs. Dale Inbody, and Betty Mae-Mrs. Melvin Yoder, all of Goshen, Ind.; and Arnold, Dorchester, Nebr. On June 5, 1955, she married Jess Miller, who survives. Other survivors are 10 grandchildren, 4 stepchildren (Ethel-Mrs. George Schiffler, Everson, Wash.; Ruth-Mrs. Warren Eichelberger, Kalona, Iowa; Lloyd, Phoenix, Ariz.; and Doretta-Mrs. Lee Oswald, Bruning, Nebr.), 12 stepgrandchildren, 10 brothers and sisters (Melvin, Milford; Lloyd, Wellman, Iowa; Perry, Waterford, Pa.; Dan, Union City, Pa.; Mary Klopfenstein, Corry, Pa.; Abner, Smithville, Ohio; Lucinda-Mrs. Dan Miller, Corry, Pa.; Clayton and Vernon, Union City, Pa.; and Velma Hostetler, Smithville, Ohio.). She was a member of the East Fairview Church, Milford, Nebr., where funeral services were held, in charge of Peter Kennel, Ammon Miller, and Oliver Roth; burial in church cemetery.
Miller, Susie Fisher, daughter of Isaac M. and Fanny (Fisher) Ebersole; born May 8, 1878, near Middletown, Pa.; died after a lingering illness at Middletown, Pa., on April 3, 1959; aged 80 y. 10 m. 26 d. Married on Dec. 10, 1903, at the home of Bishop Martin Rutt to David Z. Miller, Bainbridge, Pa. Born to this union were 6 sons and 3 daughters. One son and one daughter preceded her in death. Surviving are her husband, 2 daughters and 5 sons (Edith, at home; Mrs. John Longenecker, Elizabethtown, Pa.; Menno E., Millersville; David E., Belmar, N. J.; Ira E., and Samuel E., Harrisonburg, Va., and Martin L., on the home place), 19 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. For 53 years she helped her husband faithfully in his work as minister. Funeral services on April 6 at the Strickler Church were in charge of Clarence E. Lutz, Noah Risser, and Harry Longenecker; interment in Goods Cemetery near Bainbridge, Pa.
Moore, Mary Ellen, daughter of John M. and Sarah (Rosenberger) Kulp; born July 26, 1873, Hilltown Twp., Pa.; died March 31, 1959, following complications after suffering a broken hip, Eastern Mennonite Convalescent Home, Hatfield, Pa.; aged 85 y. 8 m. 5 d. Married Feb. 6, 1892, to Henry H. Moore, who died March 2, 1952. Surviving are 3 daughters and 2 sons (Mrs. Joseph M. Moyer, Mary S. Moore, Harvey H., Franklin, and Mrs. P. J. Celestino), 13 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Blooming Glen Church, where funeral services were held April 5 in charge of David F. Derstine, Jr.; interment in adjoining cemetery.
Onstead, Adam H., son of Mathias and Catherine (Blough) Onstead; born Jan. 10, 1877, in Bedford Co., Pa.; died March 5, 1959, in Bedford Co.; aged 82 y. 1 m. 23 d. He was married on April 21, 1903, to Ada Rock, who died May 1, 1954. A daughter, 6 sisters, and a brother also preceded him in death. Surviving are 3 daughters and 3 sons (Stella-Mrs. Lloyd Mickel, Schellsburg; Carrie-Mrs. Clair Blackburn, Alum Bank; Katherine-Mrs. Floyd Carver, Cairnbrook; Lawrence and Merle, New Paris; and Albert, Lancaster), one sister, 12 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Evangelical Church. Funeral services at the E. U. B. Church, Helixville, Pa., March 7, were in charge of Charles Shetler and B. A. Flegal; interment in Helixville Cemetery.
Scheller, Ray, born April 12, 1899, Evergreen, Colo.; died April 9, 1959, in the Portland (Oreg.) Osteopathic Hospital of poisoning from a berry scratch; aged 59 y. 11 m. 28 d. Married on Feb. 4, 1925, in Denver, Colo., to Lillie M. Winn, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons and one daughter (LeRoy, Robert, and Mary-Mrs. Melvin Free). One son preceded him in death. Both Ray and Lillie accepted Christ on March 9 through Home Visitation. For three weeks they were faithful with church attendance and were looking forward to water baptism and church membership. But just four weeks and three days after he accepted Christ, God called him on to glory. Mrs. Scheller will be baptized in the near future. Funeral services on April 11 at the Chapel of Everhart and Kent, Canby, Oreg., were in charge of John Lederach, pastor of the Zion Church; interment in the Zion Memorial Park, Canby.
Schrock, William N., son of Daniel J. and Rachel (Kropf) Schrock; born Jan. 14, 1883, Garden City, Mo.; died of cancer on March 13, 1959, Eureka, Ill.; aged 76 y. 1 m. 27 d. Married on Dec. 17, 1905, to Fannie Ulrich, who survives. Occupation: building contractor. Surviving are also 3 sons and 3 daughters (Glenn, Rollie, Vernon, Mrs. Ruth Albrecht, Mrs. Helen Miller and Mrs. Mary Ann Flanagan), 2 brothers (Ora and Emery, Garden City, Mo.), 3 sisters (Mrs. Lydia Kenagy, Eureka; Mrs. Nancy Byler, Goshen, Ind.; and Mrs. Cora Driver, Hesston, Kans.), 20 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Roanoke Church, where funeral services on March 15 were conducted by Wesley E. Jantz; interment in the Roanoke Church Cemetery.
Steinman, Nicholas, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Steinman; born Nov. 8, 1891, in Wilmot Twp., Ont.; died March 27, 1959, Kitchener, Ont.; aged 67 y. 4 m. 19 d. Married in 1949, in Kitchener, to Fannie Bender, who survives. Occupation: builder. Surviving also are 4 brothers (Christian, Joseph, Abram, and Ezra), and 3 sisters (Mrs. Jacob Moser, Mrs. Mattie Albrecht, Mrs. Mary Steinman). Member of the First Mennonite Church, where funeral services on March 30 were in charge of Edgar Metzler; interment in adjoining cemetery.
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Beller, Peter William, son of the late John and Mary (Forney) Beller; born near Graymont, Ill. June 28, 1897; died April 18, 1959, in the St. James Hospital, Pontiac, Ill.; aged 61 y. 9 m. 21 d. On Dec. 31, 1918, he married Mattie Stalter, Flanagan, ill., who died April 17, 1929. To this union were born 2 daughters (Carol-Mrs. Carl Miller, Elkhart, Ind.; and Doris--Mrs. Waldo Dick, Woodburn, Ind.). Also preceding him in death were 3 brothers and 2 sisters. Surviving are his stepmother, Mrs. Sarah Beller, Eureka, Ill., his daughters, 7 grandchildren, and 7 sisters (Katie-Mrs. Joseph Orendorff, Elizabeth-Mrs. Gus Grieser, Mary-Mrs. Edward Yordy, Barbara-Mrs. L. J. Middleton, Lena-Mrs. L. H. Hartzler, Emma-Mrs. Eli Roeschley, and Lovina-Mrs. Leo Roeschley). He was a member of the Waldo Mennonite Church, where services were held, in charge of J. D. Hartzler and Edwin J. Stalter; interment in Waldo Cemetery.
Bontrager, Leo, son of Dan and Mary (Miller) Bontrager, Lagrange, Ind.; born June 12, 1937; died in a car accident close to Lagrange on Sept. 23, 1958; aged 21 y. 3 m. 17 d. Surviving are his mother, 2 brothers and one sister (Melvin, Ammon, and Ruth), and one grandparent (Samuel S. Miller, Topeka, Ind.). His father and a brother preceded him in death. He was a member of the Plainview Conservative Church. Funeral services on Oct. 1 were in charge of Louis Kauffman and Orie Kauffman; interment in Miller Cemetery.
Breneman, Jacob K., son of Peter and Elizabeth (Kreider) Breneman; born Feb. 7, 1866, at Sterling, Ill.; died April 7, 1959; aged 93 y. 2 m. He was married on Oct. 1, 1903, to Anna Radcliff, who died Aug. 18, 1917. Surviving are one son (John R., with whom he lived) and one grandson. He was a member of the Byerland Church. Funeral services at Fundel Funeral Home, April 11, were in charge of Maris Hess; interment in Willow Street Cemetery.
Cutman, Annie Barbara, daughter of Charles and Caroline Klump; born in Bedford Co., Pa., Aug. 4, 1865; died Jan. 23, 1959, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Sadie M. Hartzler, Allensville, Pa.; aged 93 y. 5 m. 19 d. She had been bedfast the last 5 years. On Dec. 16, 1886, she was married to James Henry Cutman, who preceded her in death May 8, 1945. To this union were born 10 children (John Edward, deceased; Mary R.-Mrs. John C. Knepp, McClure, Pa.; Mrs. Sadie M. Hartzler, Allensville; Mrs. Alice F. Yocum, Lewistown; Mrs. Rosa V. Blovelt, Hollidaysburg, Pa.; Lawrence R., Morgantown, Charles H., Belleville; Arthur J., Du Bois; Mrs. Carrie Bawel, deceased; and William H., Lewistown). Also surviving are 31 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Rockville Church. Funeral services were held at Allensville Church, Jan. 25, in charge of Chester Kanagy, J. Elrose Hartzler, and Irvin Roth; interment in adjoining cemetery.
Fisher, Joel S., son of Joel and Elizabeth (Stoltzfus) Fisher; born March 25, 1882, in Lancaster Co., Pa.; died in the Woodburn, (Oreg.), Hospital, April 18, 1959, after a prolonged illness which made him bedfast for several months; aged 77 y. 24 d. He was married to Ida M. Troyer on March 28, 1909, at the Zion Church. She preceded him in death Dec. 27, 1949. He owned farms, sawmills, and brick and tile factories until he retired in 1954. He was out of fellowship with the church for over 25 years. The last year, while he was still up and around, he made a public stand and was reinstated and the longings of his heart found peace in the blessedness of Christ. One child and one grandchild preceded him in death. Surviving are 5 daughters and 3 sons (Ruth-Mrs. Arthur Neuschwander, Hubbard, Oreg.; Rhoda-Mrs. Kenneth Palmer, Vale, Oreg.; Hazel-Mrs. Wayne Hooley, West Linn, Oreg.; John and Joel, Jr., Hubbard; Robert, Donald, Oreg.; Josephine-Mrs. James Hogen, Lawndale, Calif.; and JoAnn-Mrs. Dale Horstman, El Cerrito, Calif.), 29 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Zion Church, where funeral services were held April 20, in charge of John M. Lederach; interment in Zion Cemetery.
Heistand, Walter K., son of the late Christ and Rebecca (Keener) Heistand; born May 20, 1890, at Elizabethtown, Pa.; died Jan. 30, 1959, after an illness of about 5 years; aged 68 y. 8 m. 10 d. He was married to the late Stella May Stern on Dec. 26, 1915. Surviving are 5 daughters and one son (Grace-Mrs. David M. Zimmerman, Manheim; Albert W., Lebanon; Mildred, Deder, Ethiopia; Marion-Mrs. A. Elvin Bauman, Manheim; Mary Jean-Mrs. Ira C. Herr, Jr., New Providence; and Helen-Mrs. Jesse Neuenschwander, Apple Creek, Ohio), 17 grandchildren, 3 sisters and 2 brothers (Harry, Midland, S. Dak.; Christ, Palmyra, Mary-Mrs. Buhl Shaub, Baltimore, Md.; Rebecca-Mrs. Peter Hernley and Gertrude-Mrs. Charles Zell, Manheim). Three brothers preceded him in death. He was a member of the Manheim Church, where funeral services were held Feb. 3, in charge of Homer Bomberger, Noah Risser, and Walter Oberholtzer; interment in Risser Cemetery.
Hershberger, Norman, son of Jacob and Savilla (Kinsinger) Hershberger; born in Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., Pa., June 2, 1886; died at his home April 13, 1959; aged 72 y. 10 m. 11 d. Surviving are his wife, the former Linnie Thomas, one daughter (Ruth-Mrs. Marvin Kaufman, Hollsopple, Pa.), one son (Boyd, at home), 3 brothers and one sister (Milton, Hollsopple; Noah, Davidsville; Alonza, whereabouts unknown; and Della-Mrs. Norman Kaufman, Johnstown). He was preceded in death by 2 daughters and one sister. He was a member of the Kaufman Church, where funeral services were held April 16, in charge of Irvin M. Holsopple and Harry R. Shetler; interment in Kaufman Cemetery.
Kanagy, John B., son of the late Joseph Z. and Fannie (Hartzler) Kanagy; born June 13, 1879, at Belleville, Pa.; died April 9, 1959, in the Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg, Va., as the result of injuries sustained when he walked into the path of a passing car at New Market, Va.; aged 79 y. 9 m. 27 d. He was en route home from Sarasota, Fla., where he had spent the winter months, as he had been his custom for the past 13 years. He had taught at Hesston College, Hesston, Kans., for a number of years, and was the first teacher of the Belleville Mennonite Christian Day School, Belleville, Pa. Surviving are a brother (Jacob C., Sarasota, Fla.), and a sister (Mrs. Pamelia M. Kanagy, Belleville.). A sister preceded him in death. At the Pinecraft Church, Sarasota, he will be remembered for his contribution, as song leader. He was a member of the Allensville, (Pa.) Church, where funeral services were held April 12, with Raymond R. Peachey and J. Elrose Hartzler officiating, assisted by John I. Byler; interment in Allensville Mennonite Cemetery.
Krabill, Robert Herman, son of Eli and Lydia (Plank) Krabill; born Oct. 21, 1894, at West Liberty, Ohio; died April 21, 1959, in the Veterans' Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa, as the result of a truck accident nearly 4 years ago from which he never fully regained consciousness; aged 64 y. 6 m. He was married on Jan. 26, 1926, to Amanda Wyse, who survives. He was a farmer and trucker. Surviving also are 3 children (Ruth-Mrs. Clyde Beckler, Tangent, Oreg.; Joe, Iowa City, Iowa; and Elmer, at home), a brother and 2 sisters (Fred, Smithville, Ohio; Beatrice, West Liberty, Ohio; and Mrs. Minnie Kempf, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa). He was a member of the Sugar Creek Church, Wayland, Iowa, where funeral services were held April 23, in charge of Vernon S. Gerig, Simon Gingerich, and Willard Leichty; interment in church cemetery.
Miller, Edwin R., son of the late Samuel and Annie (Risser) Miller; born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Dec. 9, 1875; died April 17, 1959, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Wesley Espenshade, Elizabethtown, Pa., after an illness of 3 weeks; aged 83 y. 4 m. 8 d. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Stauffer Church. He was married on Dec. 4, 1902, to Bertha S. Shope, who died July 11, 1948. Surviving are 3 children (Anna-Mrs. Wesley Espenshade, with whom he resided; Esther-Mrs. Russell Garver, Middletown, Pa.; and Myrtle-Mrs. Herman Horst, Hummelstown, Pa.), 13 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, 4 brothers and 2 sisters (Jacob R., Samuel R., and Emory E., all of Elizabethtown; Elmer and Mrs. Elam Hess, both of Mt. Joy; and Mrs. Allan Lehman, Elizabethtown, Pa.). Four children died in infancy. Noah W. Risser and Clarence E. Lutz had charge of funeral services at Risser's Church, April 21; burial in adjoining cemetery.
Neil, Charles Lee, son of Amos and Jennie (McNinch) Neil; born Dec. 19, 1884, at Spring Run, Pa.; died April 18, 1959, at the Chambersburg, Pa., Hospital; aged 74 y. 3 m. 30 d. He was married in 1903 to Martha Weaver, who died April 20, 1951. Surviving are 16 children (John, Simon, Albert, Donald, Blair, Ernest, Cleveland, Mrs. Mary Hampton, Mrs. Grace Umbrell, and Mrs. Dorothy Runk, Willow Hill, Pa.; Clayton, Upper Strasburg, Pa.; Paul, Orbisonia, Pa.; Mrs. Pauline Freet, Dry Run, Pa.; Mrs. Eva Miley, Newburg, Pa.; and Charles, Sharon, Pa.), one brother 2 sisters, 116 grandchildren, and 55 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Shady Pine Mennonite Mission, where funeral services were held April2 1, in charge of Walter H. Lehman, Archie Whisner, and Howard Lehman; interment in Upper Path Valley Cemetery.
Nyce, Joseph D., son of Mr. and Mrs. David Nyce; born Oct. 28, 1883, near Mainland, Pa.; died of cancer March 21, 1959, at Doylestown, Pa.; aged 75 y. 4 m. 21 d. He was married to Dora Funk, who died in 1927. On March 4, 1928, at Souderton, Pa., he was married to Katie Nice, who survives. Occupation: former president of Nyce Planing Mill Co. Surviving are 2 children (Lawrence F. and David D.), one sister (Mrs. Arthur Leatherman), 2 brothers (Oliver and Wynne), and 10 grandchildren. He was a member of the Doylestown, Church, where funeral services were conducted March 26 by Joseph Gross and Silas Graybill.; interment in church cemetery.
Oberholtzer, Israel Stauffer, son of the late Henry and Susanna (Stauffer) Oberholtzer; born May 27, 1876; died at the Bailey Nursing Home, Elizabethtown, Pa., April 8, 1959; aged 82 y. 10 m. 12 d. He lived with his son Huber for more than 13 years before entering the nursing home. His wife, Ella Huber Oberholtzer, died in 1939. Surviving are 2 sons (Huber, Mt. Joy, Pa.; and Isaac H., Harrisonburg, Va.). 12 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and a brother (Jacob, Manheim, Pa.). He was a member of the Erb Church, where funeral services were held in charge of Henry Shreiner, Homer Bomberger, and Joseph Boll; interment in Erb's Cemetery.
Rohrer, Etta R., daughter of the late Jacob L. and Hettie (Herr) Ranck; born near Strasburg, Pa., April 4, 1883; died March 31, 1959, in the Lancaster (Pa.) Osteopathic Hospital of leukemia after an illness of several months; aged 75 y. 11 m. 26 d. She was married on Nov. 11, 1908, to John C. Rohrer, Ronks, Pa., who survives. Also surviving are a daughter (Esther-Mrs. Christian L. Landis, Ronks), 3 grandchildren, a sister (Mrs. Anna R. Brackbill, Gap, Pa.), and a brother (Milton H., Strasburg, Pa.). Three brothers and 2 sisters preceded her in death. She was the eighth generation from Hans Herr. Her grandfather was Preacher Amos Herr, who wrote the hymn, "I Owe the Lord a Morning Song." She was a member of the Strasburg Church, where funeral services were held, in charge of Jacob Harnish, Emory Herr, and John Breneman; interment in adjoining cemetery.
Smucker, Malinda, daughter of Jonas and Nancy (Smucker) Burkholder; born July 31, 1864, in Wayne Co., Ohio; died April 22, 1959, in Smithville, Ohio; aged 94 y. 8m. 26 d. She fell and broke her hip as she was preparing to attend her first worship service in the new Smithville Mennonite Church. She was married on Sept.2, 1890, to Milo Smucker, who died in 1944. Fours sons also preceded her in death. Surviving are 2 sons (Alvin, Buda, Ill.; and Raymond, Eureka, Ill.), and 2 daughters (Erma-Mrs. Wayne Harrison and Iva, both of Smithville), 15 grandchildren, and 24 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Smithville Church, where funeral services were held April 25, in charge of Gerald Studer and Virgil Gerig; interment in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Souder, Preston A., son of John D. and Sallie (Alderfer) Souder; born July 21, 1891, Telford, Pa.; died of carcinoma in the Grandview Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., where he had been a patient for 2 weeks; aged 67 y. 8m. 2 d. Married to Emma Ruth in 1911. Surviving are his wife, 4 children (Dorothy-Mrs. Charles Miller, John, Telford; Sallie-Mrs. Stanley Shisler, and Lester, Skippack), 12 grandchildren, 2 brothers (Mahlon, Blooming Glen, and Raymond, Telford), and one sister (Edna-Mrs. Herbert Kulp, Telford). Two daughters preceded him in death. He was a member of the Rockhill Church where services were held on March 27 in charge of Clinton Landis and Alfred Detweiler; interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Weber, Minnie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Humphrey; born June 24, 1901, Hull, England; died April 2, 1959, Kitchener, Ont.; aged 57 y. 9 m. 9 d. Married on March 20, 1924, at Waterloo, Ont., to Clarence S. Weber, who survives. Also surviving are five children (Gordon, Kenneth, Earl Helen, and Ruth), and one brother (Samuel). She was a member of the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, where funeral services were held on April 6 in charge of C. F. Derstine and Edgar Metzler; interment in adjoining cemetery.
Weaver, Anna S., daughter of John D. and Catherine (Stoner) Stauffer; born Feb. 4, 1872, at New Danville, Pa.; died March 8, 1959, at her home in Lancaster, Pa.; aged 87 y. 1 m. 4 d. On Dec. 24, 1896, she was married to Jacob H. Weaver, who died June 14, 1949. To this union were born 2 children (Chester, deceased; and Miriam-Mrs. Enos Witmer, with whom she lived). Also surviving are 4 grandsons and 8 great-grandchildren. She was the last of her family. She was a member of the Mellinger Church for over 55 years. Funeral services were held at Herrs Funeral Home, Lampeter, Pa., March 11; burial in Mellinger's Cemetery.
Wenger, Emma, daughter of Benjamin and Lydia (Schrock) Gerig; born July 29, 1869, near Smithville, Ohio; died April 25, 1959, at Horn Rest Home, Wooster, Ohio, from infirmities of old age; aged 89 y. 8 m. 27 d. She was married Feb. 18, 1904, in Smithville, Ohio, to Joseph M. Wenger, who died July 25, 1949. Surviving are 2 children (Roy, Kent, Ohio; and Mrs. Icie Smucker, Smithville, Ohio), one brother (Jacob S., Smithville), 3 sisters (Mrs. Kate Smucker, Smithville; Mrs. Fanny Wenger, Wooster, and Lydia Gerig, Rittman, Ohio), and 6 grandchildren. She was a member of the Oak Grove Church, where funeral services were held April 27, in charge of Virgil M. Gerig and Gerald C. Studer; interment in adjoining cemetery.
Wise, Floyd Wesley, son of the late John H. and Francelia (Buckley) Wise; born at Faubus, W. Va., Feb. 17, 1880; died at his home at Needmore, W. Va., April 13, 1959; aged 79 y. 1 m. 27 d. On Sept. 15, 1915, he married Ada Miller, who survives with 7 children (Mrs. Clara Wilkins, Needmore; Mrs. Linda Funkhouser, Mathias; Mrs. Faye Haines, Stephens City, Va.; Mrs. Annabelle Funk, Lloyd, Waldo, and Ralph, all of Winchester, Va.), one brother (William P., Cumberland, Md.), one sister (Mrs. Eva L. Evans, Hagerstown, Md.), 12 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. He was a member of the Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Salem Church April 15, conducted by Daniel Smucker and S. A. Shank; burial in church cemetery.
Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.
Amstutz, Patricia D., daughter of Doyle and Ella (Geiser) Amstutz; born April 27, 1959, at Dunlap Hospital, Orrville, Ohio; died May 1, 1959, of bronchial pneumonia at Children's Hospital, Akron, Ohio; aged 4 days. Graveside services at Sonnenberg Church Cemetery, May 2 , were in charge of Louis Amstutz and Myron Amstutz.
Beiler, Lydia, daughter of Levi M. and Carolina (Yutzy) Yoder; born Dec. 4, 1880, at Arthur, Ill.; died April 27, 1959, at Bartonville, Ill., after a two-week illness followed by a stroke; aged 78 y. 4 m. 23 d. On Nov. 1, 1906, she was married to Jacob L. Beiler, who died July 3, 1949. One son also preceded her in death. She had lived at Arthur, Ill., until August, 1958, when she became a resident of the Eureka Home. For two weeks prior to her death she was a patient in a Peoria hospital. Surviving are 3 daughters and 4 sons (Mrs. Carolina Whitaker, Cardwell, Mo.; Mrs. Maymie Conner, Vero Beach, Fla.; Mrs. Katie Nichols, Crawfordsville, Ind.; Harry and John, Decatur, Ill. Levi, Vero Beach, Fla.; and David, New Liberty, Iowa), 2 sisters (Mrs. Jacob L. Beachy, Arthur; and Mrs. Roman Slabach, Sarasota, Fla.), 3 brothers (Daniel L., Mendon, Mich.; Albert L., Champaign, Ill.; and Elmer I., Bristol, Ind.), 28 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. She was a charter member of the Arthur Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held April 30, in charge of H. J. King and Theodore Wentland; interment in Arthur Cemetery.
Bontrager, Mayme, daughter of Jonathon and Anna (Widmer) Conrad; born Jan. 20, 1895, at Noble, Iowa; died May 2, 1959, at Eureka, Mich.; aged 64 y. 3 m. 12 d. She was married at Wayland, Iowa, Sept. 24, 1922, to Ottis Bontrager. Surviving are her husband, 2 daughters (Kathryn-Mrs. John Swartzendruber, Goshen, Ind.; and Mary-Mrs. Ernest Jennings, Rialto, Calif.), one brother and 5 sisters (Daniel, Wayland, Iowa; Sarah-Mrs. Elmer Slagel, Maple Rapids, Mich.; Anna, Eureka, Mich.; Edna and Esther, Lansing, Mich.; and Arline-Mrs. Garrison Hostetler, Louisville, Ohio). She was a member of the Bethel congregation, Ashley, Mich., where funeral services were held May 4, in charge of Herman R. Weaver, assisted by J. Kore Zook; interment in Washington Township Cemetery.
Carper, Jacob Reist, son of Henry K. and Anna (Reist) Carper; born Nov. 13, 1887, in Penn Twp., Lancaster Co.; died Feb. 25, 1959, at Osteopathic Hospital, Lancaster, Pa., of cerebral hemorrhage; aged 71 y. 3 m. 12 d. On Oct. 24, 1911, he was married at Lititz, Pa., to Edna N. Spah, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons and 2 daughters (Harry, Clarence, Edith, Wilbert, and Anna), 2 brothers and 2 sisters (Lizzie, Ellen, Henry, and Reuben). He was a member of the Erb Church where funeral services were held Feb. 28, in charge of Home Bomberger, Joseph Boll, and Henry E. Shreiner; interment in Erb Cemetery.
Henderson, Nettie, daughter of the late John H. and Nannie (Snead) Good; born Oct. 13, 1879, at Lyndhurst, Va.; died April 21, 1959, after an illness of about 11 weeks, at the home of her son, Willie Henderson, Stuarts Draft, Va.; aged 79 y. 5 m. 8 d. She was married on Sept. 4, 1902, in Augusta Co., Va., to James W. Henderson, who died Jan. 2, 1946. Surviving are 3 sons (Jake and Willie, Stuarts Draft, Va.; and Harmon, Lyndhurst, Va.), 2 daughters (Hattie, Lyndhurst; and Mrs. Cecil Rowe, Waynesboro), 2 stepsons (Robert and Harry, Lyndhurst), 4 stepdaughters (Mrs. Shoma Dematus, Greenfield; Mrs. Nora Drumheller, Waynesboro; Mrs. Katie Hulvey, Washington, D. C. and Mrs. Chattie Truslou, Newport News), 2 sisters (Mrs. Macy Arnold and Mrs. Martha Coffey, Lyndhurst), 12 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Mt. View Church, where funeral services were held April 24, in charge of Paul R. Barnhart, assisted by Frank Hatter; interment in Mt. View Church Cemetery, Lyndhurst.
Lindner, Emile William, son of Louis and Regina Lindner; born July 19, 1875, in Arispie Twp., Bureau Co., Ill.; died April 22, 1959, after a lingering illness, at St. Margaret's Hospital, Princeton, Ill.; aged 83 y. 9m. 5 d. On April 5, 1914, he was married to Jennie Alice Christophel, who survives. Also surviving are their 5 daughters, and one son (Mrs. Kathryn Stoner, Mrs. Mildred Stoner, Mrs. Jennie Eckberg, Mrs. Esther Herod, and Mrs. Dorothy Eaton, all of Princeton, Ill.; and Emile, Tiskilwa), and 15 grandchildren. On Nov. 12, 1899, he united with the Willow Springs Church and for nearly 60 years was a part of the fellowship and mission of the church. Funeral services were held at Willow Springs Church, April 24, in charge of C. Warren Long; interment in Mt. Bloom Cemetery.
Martin, David W., son of Elisha and Annie (Weaver) Martin; born April 26, 1872, in East Earl Twp., Pa.; died of a heart attack March 2, 1959; aged 86 y. 10 m. 4 d. On Dec. 19, 1895, he was married to Frances Weaver, who died May 1, 1958. Surviving are their 3 children (Carpenter, Bareville; Anna-Mrs. Aaron Martin, Columbia; and Elsie-Mrs. Benjamin Lehman, Lancaster), 10 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, one brother (John H., East Earl), 3 half brothers (Jonas, New Holland; William, and Ira, Ephrata), and 2 half sisters (Mrs. Eva Snyder and Naomi-Mrs. John Good, both of Bareville). He was a member of the New Holland Church, where funeral services were held March 5, in charge of Mahlon Witmer and James Martin; interment in Weaverland Cemetery.
Stayrook, Reuben, was born Nov. 11, 1880, at Mattawana, Pa.; died March 26, 1959, at Belleville, Pa.; aged 78 y. 4 m. 15 d. He was married on Dec. 19, 1907, to Arie Yoder of Belleville, who survives. Occupation: retired farmer. Surviving are 6 children (Joseph and Bertha-Mrs. John Yoder, both of Belleville; Annie, Mable, Ruth, at home; and Lizzie May-Mrs. Levi Peachey, Nokomis, Fla.). He was a member of the Locust Grove Church, where funeral services were held March 29, in charge of Waldo Miller, John B. Zook, and Erie Renno; interment in Locust Grove Cemetery.
Swartz, Anna May, daughter of the late Frank and Mary Fisher; born Sept. 22, 1884, in Kansas; died of a heart attack Feb. 23, 1959, at her home in Sarasota, Fla., where she and her husband have been spending the winter months. She was married on Aug. 30, 1908, to J. Clyde Swartz, and they celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary on Aug. 30, 1958. For 31 years they lived in the Lima, Ohio, area. Surviving are her husband, 7 children (Winona, at home, John C., Stuarts Draft, Va.; Vernon O., Lima; Ernest F., Malvern, Pa.; Weldon E., Lima; Katie-Mrs. Charles Graber, Stryker, Ohio; and Opal-Mrs. Dwight Daniels, Lima), one brother (Jacob H. Fisher, Nampa, Idaho), 21 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. One son and 2 grandchildren preceded her in death. She was an active member of the Salem Church, Elida, Ohio, where funeral services were held Feb. 23, in charge of Richard Martin, assisted by Wyse Graber and James Detweiler. Short services were held also at the Toale Brothers' Funeral Home, Sarasota, by T. H. Brenneman, prior to shipping the body to Ohio.
Yoder, Anna, daughter of Joseph and Christiana (Kauffman) Miller, born Aug. 8, 1870, at Middlebury, Ind.; died a few hours after a heart attack on April 8, 1959, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Milton Zimmerman, Garden City, Mo.; aged 88 y. 8 m. On Jan. 3, 1895, she was married to Joseph K. Yoder by Bishop Jacob Kanagy. Her husband died March 2, 1912, an infant son and a granddaughter also preceded her in death. Surviving are 5 sons and 2 daughters (Elby R., Matilda-Mrs. Milton Zimmerman, Milo D., and Christy P., of Garden City, Mo.; Oliver B., Eureka, Ill.; Alpha J., Goshen, Ind.; and Ella-Mrs. Fred Bickel, Pueblo, Colo.), 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and a sister (Cassie-Mrs. Abe Hostetler, Middlebury, Ind.). Her parents homesteaded in Cass Co., Mo., where she was two years of age, and it was on this same farm that she was again residing with her daughter at the time of her death. After she moved from her own home, she spent a number of years helping in the homes of her sister and two of her brothers, as well as many other homes. She was a member of the Sycamore Grove Church, where funeral services were held April 10, in charge of James D. Yoder, burial in Clearfork Cemetery.
Yoder, Crist, P., son of Yost M. and Barbara (Peachey) Yoder; born Jan. 1, 1959, at Belleville; aged 73 y. 17 d. He was married to Lydia Sharp, who survives. Occupation: retired farmer. Surviving are the following children: Lonie-Mrs. Mose Yoder, Naomi-Mrs. John R. Yoder, Aaron S., Alpheus, John, Joe W., and Mrs. Katie Zook, Belleville; Joas and John, Chester County). He was a member of the Locust Grove C. M., congregation, and a grandson of Rosanna in Rosanna of the Amish. Funeral services at the Locust Grove Church, Jan. 5, were in charge of John Zook and Louis Peachey,; interment in Locust Grove Cemetery.
Yoder, Ralph A., son of Ira E. and Ola (Mishler) Yoder; born June 22, 1922, in Lagrange Co., Ind.; died at his home near Middlebury, Ind., of Hodgkin's disease, April 18, 1959, after an illness of 10 years; aged 36 y. 9 m. 27 d. On Nov. 7, 1943, he married Pauline Yoder, who survives with their 3 children (Janis, Phyllis, and Myron, all at home). Also surviving are his parents of Shipshewana, Ind., 3 brothers (Golan and Merritt, Shipshewana; and Pete, Middlebury), and 3 sisters (Kathryn-Mrs. Herman Kilmer, Goshen, Ind.; Norma-Mrs. Stanley Mishler, Lagrange, and Lois-Mrs. Robert Yoder, Shipshewana). He was a member of the Forks Church, where funeral services were held April 20, in charge of Early C. Bontrager, Donald E. Yoder, and Malvin P. Miller; interment in Forest Grove Cemetery, Middlebury.
Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.
Egli, Christian Benjamin, son of Joseph and Barbara (Sutter) Egli; born near Hopedale, Ill., Nov. 22, 1874; died at his home in Manson, Iowa, April---1959; aged 84 y. 5 m. In December, 1894, he was married to Emma Grimm, Hopedale, Ill. In 1911 they moved to the Manson, Iowa, vicinity. They became the parents of 13 children. His wife died in June, 1934; three sons and one daughter also preceded him in death. On Nov. 28, 1936, he was married to Lettie Wenger, who survives. Also surviving him are 6 sons and 3 daughters (Joe H., Conneautville, Pa.; Jesse O., and Louie L., Gilmore City, Iowa; Emery E., Barnum, Iowa; Mrs. Maude Swartzendruber, Bloomingdale, Ill.; Samuel N., Atlantic; Elsie-Mrs. Chancy Litwiller, Washington, Iowa; Ida, La Junta, Colo.; and Stanley M. Denver, Colo.), 31 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren, 5 sisters (Mrs. Lydia Miller, Middlebury, Ind.; Mrs. D. H. Miller, Conneautville, Pa; Mrs. Emma Fleenor, Lowell, Ind.; Mollie, Kalona, Iowa; and Mrs. Lavina Grieser, Conneaut Lake, Pa.), and 2 brothers (Dan, Hopedale, Ill.; and Joel, Manson). He was a member of the Manson Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held April 25, in charge of Nick Stoltzfus and Edward Birkey; interment in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Derstine, Katie M., daughter of the late Paul and Mary (Dohler) Schmidt; but from the age of two weeks reared by the late Mr. and Mrs. Christian H. Moyer; born Nov. 13, 1876, at Souderton, Pa.; died April 7, 1959, following an illness of four years (death was caused by cardiorenal disease); aged 82 y. 4 m. 24 d. She was married to James B. Derstine, June 30, 1906. Surviving are her husband, 3 daughters (Hilda-Mrs. Walter M. Kratz, with whom they had been living the past two years; Naomi-Mrs. Claude M. Shisler; and Kathryn-Mrs. Ernest K. Landis, all of Souderton, Pa.), 11 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, one sister, and one half sister. Three sons and one daughter preceded her in death. She was a member of the Rockhill Church, where funeral services were held April 12, conducted by Alfred Detweiler and Clinton Landis; interment in adjoining cemetery.
King, Martha Baker, born Jan. 3, 1882, at Dashwood, Ont.; died from heart complications at Mary Rutan Hospital, -- Ohio, May 3, 1959; aged 77 y. 4 m. 5 d. She was a member of the Evangelical United Brethren Church of Dashwood, Ont. On Nov. 20, 1958, she was married to Lee D. King (of the Bethel Church, West Liberty, Ohio), who survives. From a former marriage she is survived by one son and 4 daughters. Services were held in West Liberty, Ohio, May 9, in charge of Edward Stoltzfus, after which the body was taken to Dashwood, Ont., for funeral services and burial.
Miller, Joseph, L., son of Joel and Amelia (Yoder) Miller; born near Kalona, Iowa, April 11, 1907; died as a result of a heart attack at his late home in Washington, Iowa, April 27, 1959; aged 52 y. 16 d. On Dec. 29, 1929, he was married to Gertrude Marner, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Elvin, Archbold, Ohio), 3 brothers (Noah, Ezra, and John), and one sister (Lena-Mrs. John S. Yoder, Jr.), all of Kalona. He was an active member of the Eureka Mennonite Community Church, Washington, Iowa. Funeral services were held at the Lower Deer Creek Church, Kalona, April 29, with Vernon E. Roth in charge, assisted by Vernon Gerig and J. Y. Swartzendruber; interment in nearby cemetery.
Neuschwanger, Dan A., born May 24, 1903, at Birch Tree, Mo.; died in Jefferson, Oreg., May 1, 1959, after an extended illness, aged 55 y. 11 m. 7 d. Occupation: welder and mechanic. He was married in 1932 at Yuma, Ariz., to Genevieve Slater, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Mrs. Richard Reid, Sweet Home, Oreg.; and Mrs. Ronald Kemp, Pilomath, Oreg.), 3 grandchildren, and a sister (Mrs. Laura Thomas, Denver, Colo.). He was a member of the Mennonite Church. Funeral services at the Fisher Funeral Home, Albany, Oreg., were conducted by Allen H. Erb.
Transcriber's note: "Pilomath" is spelled incorrectly, it should be spelled "Philomath."
Ressor, Annie, daughter of Christian G. and Annie (Grove) Wideman; born at fifth line, Markham Twp., Ont., April 28, 1900; died at her lifetime home, April 12, 1959, after 6 months of failing health; aged 58 y. 11 m. 14 d. She was married on Dec. 14, 1921, to Carl W. Ressor. Surviving are her husband, 10 children (Cecil and John, Unionville, Ont.; Marion-Mrs. Norman Wenger, Wakarusa, Ind.; Marie-Mrs. Abner Brubacher, Elora, Ont.; Elmer, Unionville; Harold, Jolliete; Evelyn, Toronto; Nancy-Mrs. Owen Witmer, Salem, Ohio; Kenneth and Kathryn, at home), and 17 grandchildren. She was a member of the Almira Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at Wideman's Church, April 15, in charge of Abram Smith, Fred Nighswander, Paul Hoover, and Joseph O. Weaver; burial in adjoining cemetery.
Roth, Barbara, daughter of the late Christian L. and Elizabeth (Zehr) Jantzi; born in Wellesley Twp., Ont., March 7, 1886; died after a short illness, March 8, 1959, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Nelson Zehr, --- , Ont.; aged 73 y. 1 d. On Jan.3, 1908, she was married to David K. Roth, who died Dec. 9, 1958. Surviving are 7 sons and 2 daughters (Elmer, Michael, David and Earnest, of the Wellesley district; Alvin, London Rescue Mission, London, Ont.; John, Ailsa Craig, Ont.; Milton, Toronto; Nancy-Mrs. Aaron Bast; and Barbara-Mrs. Nelson Zehr), one sister (Mrs. Joseph Schlegel, Wellesley), and 2 brothers (Jonathon, Wellesley; and Samuel, Croghan, N. Y.). One daughter and two grandchildren preceded her in death. She was a member of the Wellesley Maple View Church, where memorial services were conducted by Samuel Schultz and Christian Streicher; interment in adjoining cemetery.
Schmidt, John, son of Jacob and Catherine (Schwartzentruber) Schmidt; born July 19, 1889, in East Zorra Twp., Ont.; died at his home in Poole, Ont., Feb. 23, 1959; aged 69 y. 7 m. 4 d. On Nov. 12, 1924, he was married to Mary Steinman, who died Nov. 20, 1951. Surviving are one daughter (Catherine), one brother (David, St. Jacobs, Ont.), and one sister, Annie, Stratford, Ont.). He was a member of the Wellesley Maple View Church, where memorial services were conducted by Samuel Leis, Samuel Schultz, and Christian Streicher; interment in adjoining cemetery.
Steinman, Katie, daughter of the late John L. and Barbara (Oesch) Erb; born in Wellesley Twp., Ont., July 9, 1895; died at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., after a short illness; aged 63 y. 7 m. 24 d. On Jan. 4, 1921, she was married to Daniel Steinman, Baden, Ont., who survives. Also surviving are 6 sons and 2 daughters (Olin, Mahlon, and Wallace, Tavistock, Ont.; Alvin and Orval, Bade, Ont.; Laverne, Gagetown, N. B.; Lauretta-Mrs. Elroy Lichty, New Hamburg, Ont., and Violet-Mrs. Elroy Brenneman, Baden), 10 grandchildren, 5 brothers (Moses, Christian, and Norman, Wellesley; Daniel, Kitchener; and David, Petersburg, Ont.), and one sister (Mattie-Mrs. Allan Gingerich, St. Agatha, Ont.). One grandchild and one brother preceded her in death. She was a member of Steinman's Church, where memorial services were conducted by Peter Nafziger and Orland Gingerich; interment in adjoining cemetery.
Stoner, Albert M., son of Andrew Kauffman and Mary L. (Miller) Stoner; born Oct. 17, 1877; died of a heart attack at his home in Bainbridge, Pa.; aged 81 y. 5 m. 14 d. On Dec. 7, 1897, he was married to Mary L. Kraybill, who died Feb. 8, 1921. Nine children were born to this union, of whom 6 survive. On Oct. 22, 1922, he married Mary E. Winters, who died Dec. 5, 1948. Seven sisters and 2 grandchildren also preceded him in death. Surviving are 3 sons and 3 daughters (Mrs. Anna E. Ebersole, Bainbridge, Pa.; Elva K.-Mrs. Walter W. Ebersole, Elizabethtown, Pa.; Menno K., Nampa, Idaho; Mary K-Mrs. Martin S. Good, Lancaster, Pa.; Paul K., New London, Conn.; and Andrew K., with whom he resided), 30 grandchildren, 58 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Dora-Mrs. Clayton Good). He was a member of Good's Church, where funeral services were held April 11, in charge of Ira Miller and Clarence Lutz; interment in Good's Cemetery.
Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.