Brubaker.- Sister Lula, wife of Bro. Christian M. Brubaker, deacon of the Susquehannah church near Port Trevorton, Pa., was born Oct. 2, 1881; died May 25, 1917; aged 35 y. 7 m. 23 d. She united with the Mennonite Church in early life, and was consistent and faithful ever since. She leaves to mourn their loss husband, 4 children, 1 foster daughter, father, 3 brothers, 4 sisters and many other relatives and friends. Funeral at the Susquehannah Church near Port Trevorton, Pa., by W. G. Sieber, W. A. Shafer, Harry Longenecker and W. W. Graybill. Text, "She hath done what she could."
Rohrer.- Isaac K. Rohrer was born in Lancaster Co.,
Pa., June 4, 1843; died at his late home near Plamyra, Mo., April
9, 1917; aged 73 y. 10 m. 5 d. He is survived by 6 daughters and
3 sons. Bro. Rohrer had been an exceptionally strong man, until
of late years he has suffered from rheumatism, but was able to
be around until this last winter his health failed and he has
been a sufferer until relieved by the death angel. He believed
in the One who has power over the second death, and "endured
to the end."
Funeral was held April 10 at Joseph Manger's (his son-in-law) where he made his home of late years. Funeral sermon was preached by J. M. Kreider. Interment at Palmyra Cemetery.
Llewellyn.- Annie May, daughter of Bro. and Sister E. K. Blauch, formerly of Springs, Pa., was born Dec. 7, 1893; died May 5, 1917; aged 23 y. 4 m. 28 d. With her parents she moved a few years ago to Rawlings., Md., where she was married to Price Llewellyn. She was suffering from an attack of gall stones, and having an infant child eight weeks old she was in a weakened condition. She was taken to a hospital in Cumberland, where an operation was preformed and the day following the operation the sister passed away. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church since she was a young girl. Her remains were brought to her former home at Springs, Pa., where the funeral was conducted in the Mennonite Church by Ed. Miller, assisted by G. D. Miller. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Yoder.- Hannah Yoder, daughter of Daniel and Phoebe
Yoder, died May 21, 1917; aged 75 y. 9 m. 5 d. She was a member
of the A. M. Church and was a great worker in the Sunday school
for many years, most of the time teaching the infant class. She
was a great help to the young people's meeting, was much interested
in the temperance cause, giving wise counsel and untiring energy
for the cause of Christ. She kept the faith and loyally did what
she could. Many were pointed to the Savior by her faithfulness
and teaching to put their trust in Him. She leaves to mourn her
departure 3 brothers and many *riends. One brother and 1 sister
preceded her to the spirit world. Burial took place May 23. Services
conducted by Jos. H. Byler. Text, Rev. 22:12. Interment in the
By a friend.
Transcriber's note: *riend typed as written.
Martin.- Solomon Martin was born in Lancaster Co. Pa.,
Sept. 20, 1821; died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. A. L. Stauffer,
Roseland, Nebr., May 2, 1917; aged 95 y. 7 m. 12 *. He united
in marriage with Elizabeth Wertz in Erie Co., New York. To this
union were born 3 sons and 3 daughters (Samuel, John- deceased,
Solomon, Susan Stauffer, Lizzie Rose, and Anna Harrington. He
leaves a living posterity of 132: 5 children, 46 grandchildren,
and 81 great-grandchildren. The mother of the posterity preceded
the father in death 31 years ago.
In his senior years he united in marriage with Nancy Ebersole, who preceded him in death about 8 years ago.
In his youth he was converted and united with the Mennonite Church. After his second marriage he united with the Church of the Brethren of which he remained a faithful member until death.
Funeral services conducted by - Michaels, D. G. Lapp, and B. B. Barr. Interment in Mennonite Cemetery near by.
Transcriber's note : After 12 in the death date, there should be a *d for 12 days.
Hartzler.- Salina Z. Hartzler, daughter of Shem and Veronica Zook was born Dec. 21, 1840; died May 24, 1917, at the home of her daughter Phoebe Harshbarger near Mattawana, Pa., from the effects of paralysis; aged 76 y. 5 m. 3 d. She had been in her usual health to within four days of her death. Dec. 26, 1867, she was united in marriage to Jonathan K. Hartzler. To this union were born 2 daughters (Anna and Phoebe). Anna and the husband preceded her to the spirit world, also 5 sisters and 1 brother. Deceased was a member of the A. M. Church from her youth, a faithful worker in the church and Sunday school, was much interested in the good and welfare of others, for the cause of Christ and the Church, her wise counsel and faithful life have been an inspiration for good to many. She leaves to mourn her departure 1 daughter and son-in-law, 3 grandchildren, 1 brother, 1 sister, and many relatives and friends. Funeral took place May 26. Services conducted by John E. Kauffman. Text, Isa. 57:1. Interment in the Mattawana Cemetery. Gone but not forgotten.
Weaver.- Josias Weaver was born in Cambria Co., Pa., Oct. 22, 1840. He was married to Fannie Yoder of Somerset Co., Pa., Feb. 20, 1862, and soon after united with the Mennonite Church. A little later they moved to Kent Co., Mich. Here they lived together until the spring of 1903 when sister Weaver died. On July 9, 1905, he was married to Sister Katie Mishler of White Cloud, Mich. After selling his farm in Michigan they moved to Goshen, Ind., in 1910. He died at the advanced age of 76 y. 7 m. 2 d. May 24, 1917, of gangrene which caused him intense suffering for the last five months. He expressed a desire to depart and be where pain and sorrow are no more. He leaves to mourn his departure a widow, 3 sisters, and a large number of relatives and friends. A funeral service was held at the residence, May 25, conducted by I. R. Detweiler and J. S. Hartzler. On the 26th the body was taken to Elmdale, Mich., for interment, and on the 27th a funeral service was conducted by J. P. Miller, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Mennonite Cemetery at the East Bowne Church to await the summons on the great day of the Lord.
Kreider.- John S. Kreider was born Oct. 15, 1844, near
Roherstown, Pa.; died May 18, 1917, at the Lancaster General Hospital;
aged 72 y. 7 m. 3 d. All was done that loving hands could do but
God saw best to call him home. He was married to Anna M. Neff
Nov. 20, 1866. Soon after their marriage he and his wife united
with the Mennonite Church of which he has since been a faithful
and consistent member.
He is survived by his wife, 1 son (Pre. Frank N., of East Petersburg, Pa.), 4 grandsons, 1 great-granddaughter, and Mrs. Phares Kauffman, a niece having had her home with them before her marriage. One son, Jacob N., preceded him to the glory world.
Grandfather was of a kind and loving disposition and will be missed by his many friends- especially in his home will he be greatly missed, for we believe it could be said of him that "those who knew him best loved him most."
Funeral services at the home May 22, by Bro. Peter R. Nissley and at the East Petersburg Mennonite Church by Bros. Christian Lefever and Peter R. Nissley. Text, II Tim. 4:6-8. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
"Some sweet day when life is o,er,
We shall meet above
We shall greet those gone before,
In that home of love."
Keen.- Sister Mary, wife of Benjamin Keen, Columbia,
Pa., died May 21, 1917; aged 44 years. On Sunday afternoon, May
13, she taught her Sunday school class in the Columbia Mission,
and remained for the preaching service. Although not feeling well,
she desired greatly to be present and fill her place in these
services, she took sick after returning home, and suffered greatly
in the body, had pneumonia, and pleurisy, also a weak heart. Saturday
afternoon, May 19, Bishop Abram Herr and Pre. Jacob Habecker received
her into the Church (having been an applicant with others who
had not yet been received), also anointed her, according to Jas.
5:14, and gave her communion. While suffering greatly she expressed
her desire to be received into the Church and be anointed.
She lately testified of new light that she received, and that the Holy Spirit was leading her into all truth, and teaching her to do His will (Matt. 7:21). She said, that before this, she did not have the light, she did not know better, she did not understand. During her sickness she also spoke of this.
The Spirit taught our dear sister to cover her head according to I Cor. 11:1-16, and many other precious truths, and she seemed to be always abounding in the work of the Lord, laboring faithfully, and teaching others that they might believe, even as Andrew (Jno. 1:41).
For a few months, since Feb. 18, when Sister Keen made public confession, her life has been an inspiration to us all here at the Mission. And we were praying the Lord of the harvest that He would send forth laborers into His harvest, we counted on our dear sister whom the dear Lord has now taken to Himself to be with Him forever.
Besides Sister Ruth, our departed sister has left to mourn their loss her dear husband, and one kind son living in Philadelphia, also one dear step-daughter (Mrs. Henry Dosch) living in the same house, and who is also an applicant for membership in the church at this place.
Pray with us that the Lord of the harvest will send *fort more laborers into His harvest. "Thy harvest truly is plenteous but the laborers are few."
Transcriber's note: *fort typed as written, it should be forth.
Transcribed by: Carolyn Hunnicutt, Indiana
Yost. - Susan Eash Yost, wife of John L. Yost, of Intercourse,
Pa., was born Dec. 23, *18541; died May 10, 1917; aged 75 y. 4
m. 17 d. Her husband, 4 sons, and 4 daughters survive; also 1
brother (Isaac Eash).
Funeral services were held the 14th at Millwood A. M. Church. Interment in burying ground cemetery.
Transcriber's note: *18541 is typed as written, I used "8870" formula to determine the year probably was 1841.
Ream. - Ephraim, son of George and Frances Ream, was
born in Hancock Co., O., Feb. 19, 1848; died at his home in Ada,
Ohio, May 7, 1917; aged 69 y. 2 m. 18 d. He was married to Amanda
Clark June 16, 1870. To this union were born 6 sons and 5 daughters.
One son and one daughter preceded him in death. There were also
43 grandchildren (40 of whom are living), and 4 great-grandchildren.
Of his father's family 1 brother (Henry) and 1 sister (Susan)
remain. He was sorely afflicted for about two years and often
longed to go home and be at rest.
He united with the Mennonite Church in 1886 and was faithful until called over.
Funeral services conducted by T. K. Hershey and John Blosser.
Yoder. - Malinda (Peachy) Yoder was born in Mifflin
Co., Pa., April 11, 1850; died at the home of her oldest daughter
near Belleville, Pa., May 30, 1917; aged 67 y. 1 m. 19 d. She
was married to Ephraim Yoder Mar. 1, 1877. To this union were
born 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived to see all these unite
with the church of her choice, she having united with the Amish
Mennonite Church in her youth and remained loyal until the spirit
took its flight. But death has gained nothing more than just this
mortal body. For nearly six months she had been ailing with a
weak heart and other ailments until the last week of her life,
she rapidly declined till death claimed her.
She is survived by her husband, 3 sons, and daughters, 3 brothers, 1 sister, and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held from the Locust Grove Church conducted by J. L. Mast in German and Eli Kanagy in English. Interment in nearby cemetery.
Ruth. - Harry G., son of Bro. Israel and sister Elizabeth
Ruth, was born in Franconia township, Pa., July 9, 1884; died
at his home in Souderton, Pa., May 28, 1917; aged 32 y. 10 m.
19 d. May 16, 1907, he was united in marriage to Katie Clemmer.
Soon after they together united with the Mennonite Church, and
as the dreaded disease tuberculosis lay hold on him the last few
years his faith became stronger as the body became weaker. Besides
the grief-stricken widow, he is survived by his parents, 2 sisters,
and 2 brothers.
He was of a quite and genial disposition which made him well liked by all who knew him. Funeral services were held June 2, at Souderton Mennonite Church by Bros. Jacob M. Moyer and Abram Derstine. Text, II Tim. 4:7, 8. Burial in adjoining cemetery.
"And there with thousand souls,
All saved from sorrow, fear and pain,
He,ll join to sing the happy song
Of praise to God, and to the Lamb."
Meyers. - Reuben T. Meyers of Inman, Kans., was born Dec. 9, 1878; died May 31, 1917; aged 38 y. 5 m. 22 d. He was married to Savilla Eash Sept. 2, 1900. To this union was born one son (Ralph Emerson). He leaves to mourn his departure his wife, the son, an aged father, 3 brothers, and 2 sisters. He united with the Mennonite Church eleven years ago, and remained faithful until death. The cause of his death was pronounced septicumina by the attending physician. He knew the end was near, was resigned to the Master's will, and expressed a readiness to leave this world. We mourn, but not without hope. Services and burial at the West Liberty Church, conducted by Sanford C. Yoder and Charles Yoder. Text, Jno. 14:1-3.
"Jesus, while our hearts are bleeding,
Guard us through this vale so drear;
In our sorrow be Thou near us,
Keep us safe till Thou appear."
R. J. H.
Transcriber's note : *septicumina typed as written.
Yoder. - Samuel S. Yoder was born in Holmes Co., O.,
Mar. 4, 1947; died of dropsy and heart failure at his home near
Goshen, Ind.; aged 70 y. 2 m. 25 d. On Sept. 24, 1871, he was
united in marriage with Barbara Miller. To this union were born
2 sons and 6 daughters, all of whom, with the wife, survive; also
26 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
At the age of 25 he united with the Mennonite Church. To this faith he held faithfully to the end. For several years he was a sufferer and bore his trials patiently until the morning of the 29th he passed away suddenly and unexpectedly. When Sister Yoder had left him only long enough to start fire in the kitchen stove, returning she found him dead in his chair. We believe that he fell asleep in Jesus to awake with the righteous at the call of God in the resurrection morn. Buried on the 31st. Services at the Clinton Frace Church by D. J. Johns, assisted by Silas Yoder and D. D. Troyer.
Garber. - Barbara Garber was born Jan. 1, 1828; died
April 11, 1917; aged 89 y. 3 m. 11 d. Her maiden name was Sweitzer
and was a daughter of Bro. and Sister Christian Sweitzer. She
was born in Loraine, France, and at the age of about 20 years
came to this country, locating at New Orleans, La., where she
stayed with her uncle for about one year, after which she came
to Woodford Co., Ill. She was married to Peter Garber on Dec.
24, 1850. To this union were born 4 daughters, 3 of whom are still
living; Katie A., Mrs. Lena M. Lahn, and Mrs. Elizabeth Schertz.
One daughter (Mary Ann) preceded her in death 39 years ago. Her
husband also preceded her in death 36 years ago. She leaves 6
grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren, besides many relatives
and friends to mourn her departure.
She united with the Mennonite Church while young and was a faithful member until she was called to her reward.
Funeral services at Union Church near Washington, Ill., by A. A. Schrock and A. L. Buzzard.
Stonehill. - Ruth Angeline, daughter of Edward Wilson
and Elnora Stonehill, (the fifth of a family of seven children,
and the first to break the family circle), was born Sept. 28,
1903; died May 25, 1917; aged 13 y. 7 m. 27 d. She accepted Christ
as her Savior in the revival meetings of last winter conducted
by Bro. T. K. Hershey, united with the Mennonite Church, and had
the opportunity of participating in one communion service. On
the Sunday morning before her death she attended Sunday school
for her last time at Chapel Church. About ten weeks ago she suffered
an operation to save her life, from which she rallied nicely and
seemed to enjoy the best of health until about three days before
her death she began to suffer from an obstruction of the bowels,
for which she suffered the second operation and from which she
was unable to rally. She leaves to mourn a father, mother, 3 brothers,
3 sisters, with many other relatives and friends. May her early
acceptance of Christ and her devotion to Him which brings to us
that blessed hope be the incentive which will cause many more
to hear His voice and obey.
The funeral services were conducted at the Chapel church near New Stark Co., O., by N. O. Blosser, assisted by Allen Rickert. The body was laid to rest in the Hassan Cemetery.
Leaman. - On May 29, 1917, near Landis Valley, Pa.,
of heart failure, Bro. Geo. H. Leaman; aged 77 y. 8 m. 5 d.
He leaves 2 sons and 6 daughters to mourn their loss, also 32 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He fell asleep in Jesus so unexpectedly in the room of his invalid daughter Mary, right at her bedside. He raised his head, said, "Oh girls, this is the last." Being alone with Mary and father a little granddaughter ran for neighbors, but all to no avail - he had gone to meet the dear ones gone before. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church since the summer of 1861. He was a devoted husband, a kind father, and esteemed friend; being of a cheery disposition. He was a father who knew much sorrow as his family was a sorely afflicted one and he and mother always shared each other's joys and sorrows. Of late years he was often so feeble, that death would not have been so unexpected. Of late he seemed some better, but he had a homesickness after the death of his companion (four weeks ago) that we can not express. Funeral June 1, 1917, at house by Bro. J. M. Lefever (text, I Pet. 1:14), and at Mellinger's Church by Bros. Frank N. Kreider, John M. Lefever, and Noah L. Landis. Text, Jas. 4:14. Buried in adjoining cemetery by side of wife and children.
"God saw fit to call our parents,
They so kind and good to all;
Up to * is own of glory
Where no harm can them befall.
By a daughter, Anna.
Transcriber's note : *is typed as written.
Stutzman. - Alexander Stutzman was born in Holmes Co.,
Ohio, Dec. 9, 1856; died May 30, 1917, at his home near Westport,
S. Dak.; aged 60 y. 5 m. 21 d. He grew to manhood in the state
of Ohio, and at the age of 27 years moved to Seward Co., Neb.,
where he resided until 4 years ago he came to South Dakota. He
was united in marriage to Mary Bender near Treton, Iowa, Dec.
25, 1884, who survives, as do the following children: C. C. Stutzman,
O. E. Stutzman, Lula Sonday, and Amanda Stutzman, also 5 grandchildren,
5 brothers and 3 sisters. He accepted Christ as his Savior at
the age of 23 years and was a faithful member of the Mennonite
Church for over 37 years. He led a quiet, humble, unassuming life,
interested in the welfare of the Church. His kind and loving disposition
won for him many friends. He was always the same, no matter where
one would meet him. He always had a smile for everyone. He will
be sadly missed in the home, the church, and the community. He
was in his usual health and was doing chores about the barn in
the evening, had eaten a hearty supper and was found dead, heart
failure being the cause. His death was a shock to the entire community,
and should be a loud call for us all.
We feel assured he was prepared for the great change. Funeral services at the Methodist Church in Westport, by O. Looker. Text, Jas. 4:13, 14. At the house by Wm. Eicher of Milford, Neb. Interment was made in the cemetery near by.
"Father, thou hast left us lonely,
Here thy loss we deeply feel,
But 'twas God who called thee,
He can all our sorrows heal."
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Snyder. - Gerald, son of Bro. and Sister William Snyder, was born Nov. 9, 1910; died May 10, 1917. Funeral was held at the Mennonite Church at Ft. Wayne and conducted by Ben. B. King.
Bender. - Katie Bender, nee Honderich, died June 7,
1916, at Wellsley, Ont., aged 88 y. 2 m. 4 d. A great number of
descendants mourned her departure, but not as those who have no
hope. Her desire being to go to the Great Beyond.
Weaver. - Francis B. Weaver of East Earl Tp., Lancaster Co., Pa., died on Sunday, May 27, 1917, after a lingering illness of several weeks; aged 82 y. 3 m. He was twice married. His first wife died 14 years ago. He is survived by a widow, 1 son, Harry M. Weaver, and 1 brother, Henry B. Weaver. He will be missed in the family circle, in the church and in the community. He was a good neighbor and of a kind and loving disposition. He was a member of the Mennonite Church. His funeral services were held in their church at Weaverland on the 30th conducted by Bish. Moses Horning and Pre. Frank Hurst. His remains were laid to rest in the Old Weaver burial ground nearby where lay the remains of his ancestors who were the first to settle in this community.
Kauffman. - Sister Hettie Kauffman died very suddenly at her home near Scotland, Pa., on May 15. She has been in feeble health for sometime but at the time her end was not expected. She is survived by 4 step-children and 1 daughter (Nancy) who was with her at home. Funeral on Friday with services and burial at Chambersburg Mennonite M. H., in charge of Daniel E. Kuhns and John S. Burkholder. Text, Psa. 116:15.
Shoup. - Della A. Detrow was born in Mahoning Co., Ohio,
Aug. 10, 1869; died in the People's Hospital, Akron, Ohio, June
1, 1917; aged 47 y. 9 m. 21 d. She was united in matrimony with
Bro. V. B. Shoup, May 14, 1891. To this union were born 5 sons
and 3 daughters, 6 of whom are living. Five of the children were
present at the funeral. Husband, 6 children, 2 grandchildren,
mother, 5 brothers, and 3 sisters survive her.
Funeral held at Longenecker Church, Holmes Co., Ohio, June 4, 1917, conducted by E. F. Hartzler and others.
Hostetter. - Alverta Grace, wife of Daniel Hostetter, was born March 19, 1888, in Littletown, Pa., died near Harpersville, Va., May 21, 1917; aged 29 y. 2 m. 2 d. She leaves a husband and 1 son, 3 brothers, and 2 sisters to mourn her early departure. A little upward of a year ago, she with her husband gave her heart to God, was baptized and received into the Mennonite Church, and remained a faithful member until death. She was buried May 23 in the Mennonite cemetery of the Warwick River Church where funeral services were held by Daniel Shenk and Geo. R. Brunk.
Schweitzer. - Raymond, son of Bro. Dan and Sister Anna Schweitzer, was born Dec. 5, 1906; died May 20, 1917, near Beaver Crossing, Nebr.; aged 10 y. 5 m. 14 d. He leaves to mourn his early departure father, mother, 3 brothers and 6 sisters. One sister preceded him into the great beyond. Funeral services in the West Fairview Church, by Bro. Peter Kennel of Shickley, assisted by Bro. Fred Gingerich and Wm. Eicher, of the home congregation.
"God needed one more angel child
Amidst His shining band,
And so He bent with loving smile,
To clasp dear Raymond's hand."
Detweiler. - Joseph B. Detweiler was born March 20, 1842, in Bucks Co., Pa.; died June 1, 1917, at home of his son, Eli R., near Penrose, Ill.; aged 75 y. 2 m. 11 d. He was united in marriage with Hettie Rutt Nov. 26, 1868. To *tnis union were born 5 sons and 2 daughters. The children are as follows: Jacob, Eli., Irvin, Henry, Mrs. T. M. Kilhefner, Reuben, and Mrs. Oscar Book. The deceased was a lifelong member of the Mennonite Church, having united with that body when but a young man, and has always maintained a steadfast faith in his Christ. Funeral services were conducted at the Science Ridge Mennonite Church on June 5, by J. S. Shoemaker and A. C. Good, where a large number of relatives and friends gathered to pay a last tribute of respect.
Transcriber's note: *tnis and punctuation's typed as written.
Tweedy. - Daniel D. Tweedy was born April 16, 1831, in Rice Co., Ind.; died June 4, 1917, near Oronogo, Mo., at the home of his son, Bro. William Tweedy; aged 86 y. 1 m. 18 d. He was married in 1854. He leaves 1 son and 2 daughters. He served in the Civil War, was a member of the Masonic lodge, also of the G. A. R. In early life he professed religion but lived a life unsatisfactory to himself till about 3 years ago, when he realized his need of real salvation and accepted the true religion. He withdrew from the G. A. R. and the Masonic lodge, changed his position regarding war, and lived and died in the faith once delivered to the saints. Funeral services were conducted at White Hall Church by Bro. Andrew Shenk. Burial in Carl Junction Cemetery.
Martin. - Clara R., daughter of Elmer K. and Fannie
E. Martin of near Maugansville, Md., was born Jan. 3, 1915; died
May 29, 1917; aged 1 y. 4 m. 26 d. Death was due to pneumonia
and whooping cough. Though she only had whooping cough about three
weeks, on Monday evening she took spasms and the Savior came and
called her to Himself, "for of such is the kingdom of heaven"
She is survived by her parents and one brother, Abner.
Funeral services were held May 31 at Reiff's Mennonite Church, conducted by Bros. C. R. Strite and D. R. Lesher. Text, Luke 8:52.
"We loved this tender little one,
We wished to have her stay;
Our heavenly Father's will be done;
She shines in endless day."
Yaut. - Hannah Yaut was born in Tuscarawas Co., Ohio, Mar. 21, 1842; died in Putman Co., Ohio, near Continental, at the home of her sister, Maggie Shenk, June 5, 1917; aged 75 y. 2 m. 14 d. She had her home with her sister for many years. She leaves to mourn 1 sister, 2 brothers, and many relatives and friends. Over 30 years ago she accepted Christ as her Savior and united with the Mennonite Church, remaining steadfast unto the end. Four brothers and 2 sisters preceded her to the spirit world. She was widely known in her community and loved by all. She left good evidence that all was well with her. Just a few days before she died she sang "Home Sweet Home," Jesus Lover of My Soul," "Nearer My God to Thee." Buried in the Myers graveyard near her home the 7th. Funeral services conducted at the Blanchard River Mennonite Church by Moses Brenneman, assisted by George Ross. Text, Psa. 116:15.
Strite. - Catharine Lesher Strite, widow of the late Joseph Strite was born Aug. 30, 1839; died at her home near Leistersburg, Md., May 28, 1917; aged 77 y. 8 m. 28 d. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years. She leaves 3 children, 16 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, 1 sister, 1 brother, to mourn the loss of a dear loving mother and sister. Four grandsons were at the home of which she especially fond of. She was a great sufferer for seven months. She expressed her desire many times to leave this world and to be at rest. Husband and 2 daughters preceded her to the spirit world many years ago.
"We miss the vacant chair,
Miss her in the silent home;
She has reached the end of her journey,
And laid life's burdens down.
She is relieved of all her suffering,
And has taken up the crown."
Raab. - Francis F., son of Francis and Sophia Raab, was born near Doylestown, Pa., Feb. 26, 1888; died May 29, 1917, at the Jefferson Hospital, Philadelphia, where an operation was preformed for a tumor of the brain from which results he died 3 days later; aged 29 y. 3 m. 3 d. He suffered severe pains at times, but bore it all patiently. He was a member of the Doylestown Mennonite Church for nearly 6 years. He leaves to mourn his loss parents, 2 sisters, 2 stepbrothers, 3 nieces, 4 nephews. Funeral services were held in the Doylestown Mennonite Church in charge of Bros. D. L. Gehman and A. O. Histand. Text, Psa. 92:13. His remains were laid to rest in adjoining cemetery.
"We miss thee, Francis,
But thy pain and sufferings are o,er
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."
Spertzel. - Sister Catharine (Wenger) Spertzel was born
in Lancaster Co., Pa., April 7, 1853; died at the home of her
son near Intercourse, Pa., April 17, 1917; aged 64 y. 10 d. She
was a member of the Mennonite church for many years and lived
a consistent life. She was married to John S. Clymer in 1873.
To this union were born 8 children, 4 of whom, with her husband,
preceded her to the spirit world. In 1907 she was married again
to George Spertzel. They spent four happy years together, then
he was called home. She was ailing over a year with Bright's disease
and a complication of other diseases. She was very sick for a
few weeks and at last answered God's call to the better world.
She was patient in her sufferings, being resigned to go when the
Lord saw fit. Funeral services at her son's home by Bro. John
B. Senger with further services at Old Road Church by Bros. Benjamin
Weaver and C. M. Brackhill. Text, first part of John 14. Interment
in cemetery nearby.
Yost. - Susan Eash Yost was born Dec. 23, 1841, in Somerset Co., Pa.; died May 10, 1917, at her home in Intercourse, Pa.; aged 75 y. 4 m. 17 d. Funeral on the 14th at Millwood A. M. Church with interment in the adjoining cemetery. Funeral services were conducted by Bro. Christian King, assisted by Bro. John A. Stoltzfus and Amos Stoltzfus. In childhood she moved with her parents to Holmes Co., Ohio, and later on to La Grange Co., Ind. In early life she united with the Amish Church and was a faithful member until her death. She was married Jan. 7, 1865, at Middlebury, Ind., to John L. Yost of Lancaster Co., Pa., by Bishop Joseph Miller. She is survived by her husband, and the following children: Annie Lohr, Christian, John, Levi, Susie, Mary Blank, Amos, and Elizabeth. One infant son (Elias) preceded her in death. Also 6 grandchildren preceded her in death. There are seven grandchildren living. She was a loving wife and mother, and was loved by all who knew her.
"We miss thee from our home dear mother,
We miss thee from thy place,
A shadow o,er our life is cast,
We miss the sunshine of thy face."
Garber. - Fanny Garber was born in Cumberland Co., Pa., July 8, 1827; died at the home of her youngest daughter, Lizzie Smeltzer in Nappanee, Ind., April 30, 1917; aged 89 y. 9 m. 22 d. There survives her one brother, C. Martin of Elkhart, Ind. She was the mother of 7 sons and 6 daughters, 9 of whom survive her: Jacob M., C. G. Garber, Fanny Schrock, Nancy Schrock, A. M. Garber, Anna Lehman, Lizzie Smeltzer, Bishop John Garber, and Bishop David Garber) 53 grandchildren of whom 41 survive, 65 great-grandchildren of whom 61 survive; 6 great-great-grandchildren all of whom survive. She was a faithful wife, a compassionate mother and a faithful sister in the Mennonite Church. Her place was seldom vacant in the church. In her private devotions she was heard to name her children one by one before the throne of mercy. Short services were held at the home by David Burkholder after which the body was taken to the Clinton (Brick) Mennonite Church for burial. Services by Ezra Mullet and Amos Nussbaum. Thus closes the earthly scene of a faithful mother in Israel, but her memory lingers still.
"Mother, thou wast mild and lovely,
Gentle as a summer breeze,
Pleasant as the air of evening,
When it floats among the trees."
Brenneman. - John G. Brenneman was born near Bremen, Ohio, April 21, 1857; died peacefully at the late home four miles west of Elida, Ohio, June 5, 1917; aged 80 y. 1 m. 14 d. He moved to Allen Co., Ohio with his parents when a mere youth, and settled on a farm near Elida, where he grew to manhood. He was united in marriage with Mary Ann Lehman, Sept. 21, 1860, thus sharing each other's burdens for almost 57 years. To this union were born 8 sons and 3 daughters. Three children preceded him to the spirit world. He leaves to mourn his departure a wife, 3 brothers (Martin, Henry, and George), a sister (Nancy Culp), and a host of relatives and friends. The names of the children are John F., Bennoni S., George W., Daniel L., Samuel S., James A., Mrs. Delbert McBride, Mrs. Charles Plikard, Charles, Henry, and Margaret. There were also 26 grandchildren of whom 19 are living, and 10 great-grandchildren of whom 8 are living. His earthly life was long, but nothing compared with the life eternal which we sincerely believe he now enjoys. All through his nine months of affliction he was very patient, never complaining. He lived a moral life until shortly before his affliction he felt the great need of preparation for the future life, accepted Christ as his personal Savior, and was baptized and received into the Mennonite Church. Funeral on the 7th was largely attended. Services conducted by Daniel Brenneman and the home ministers.
Transcribed by: Carolyn Hunnicutt, Indiana
Schrock.- Daniel D. Schrock was born in Somerset Co., Pa., Sept. 6, 1830; died June 3, 1917; aged 86 y. 8 m. 28 d. He is survived by 3 sons and 2 daughters, two daughters and his life companion having preceded him. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years. Funeral services were conducted from the Clinton Brick Church near Goshen, Ind., June 5, by his home ministers, A. J. Hostetler and S. S. Yoder.
Horst.- Charles H., son of Bro. Daniel K. and Sister Maggie L. Horst, of Chambersburg, Pa., died June 9, 1917, of *suppurative *anciphalitis, aged 5 m. 23 d. He leaves to mourn his departure father, mother, and the following brothers and sister; Harold F., Raymond E., Adah S., Norman L., and Leroy D. Funeral services at the Chambersburg Mennonite Church June 11, conducted by the brethren J. S. Burkholder and W. W. Hege. Text, II Kings 4:18-26. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Transcriber's note : *suppurative and *anciphalitis typed as written.
Buschert.- Wendel Buschert was born at Williamsburg,
Ont., Sept. 13, 1847; passed away to his eternal rest at Breslau,
Ont., on May 30, 1917; aged 69 y. 8 m. 28 d. His entire life was
spent in Waterloo county.
Bro. Buschert was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years, keeping the faith unto the end.
He was married in 1871 to Sister Lydia Cressman, to which union were born 12 children, 2 of them dying in infancy.
There are left to mourn his departure a sorrowing wife, 7 sons, 3 daughters, 3 brothers, 2 sisters, and 23 grandchildren
Funeral services were held at Breslau on Sunday afternoon, June 3, conducted by J. S. Woolner, and Oscar Burkholder. Text, II Cor. 5:1.
King.- Joseph B. King was born near Denver, Ill., May 27, 1847; died near Barlow, Oreg., May 30, 1917; aged 70 y. 3 d. Bro. King united with the Mennonite Church in 1861 and was a faithful member until death. He united in marriage to Catharine Wagler Feb. 8, 1871. To this union were born 3 sons and 3 daughters. One daughter died in infancy. He leaves to mourn his departure, wife, 3 sons, 2 daughters, 10 grandchildren. Deceased died of heart trouble, was sick only 24 hours. His remains were held over till June 3 on account of distant relatives. Services were held in Barlow in the forenoon by Bro. J. K. Lehman. From there the remains were taken to Hopewell Church near Hubbard, where services were held in the afternoon by Bros. Wm. Bond, Daniel Shenk, and J. D. Mishler.
Smoker.- Benjamin K. Smoker of Intercourse, Pa., died at the General Hospital in Lancaster City, from the effects of a serious operation on Sunday, June 10. Besides his wife he leaves 1 daughter of Norfolk, Va., an adopted granddaughter (at home), also father and mother, 4 brothers, 3 sisters, and a host of friends. The funeral services were held at the Dunkard Church near Bird-in-Hand, Pa., by Bros. Christian King and Amos B. Stoltzfus. Text, Job 6:8. His age was 58 y. 9 m. 10 d. He was the oldest of eight children born to Michael and Barbara Smoker (who are now nearing their 82nd and 83rd birthdays) and the first to break the family circle on earth. In early life he united with the Amish Mennonite Church and died in the faith.
"Dearest father thou left us,
Here thy loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God that hath bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal."
By wife, daughter, and granddaughter.
Transcribed by: Carolyn Hunnicutt, Indiana