Bomberger. - Susan Bomberger was born Aug. 13, 1850 near Shippensburg, Pa.; died Nov. 4, 1928, at her late home near Chambersburg, Pa.; aged 77 y. 2 m. 21 d. She was the last member of the family of Pre. Joseph and Sarah Erb Bomberger. Nine sisters and two brothers preceded her to the eternal world. She united with the Mennonite Church in early life, worshiping with the Row Mennonite congregation most of her Christian life. Funeral services were conducted at her late home by Bishop John S. Burkholder, and at the Row Mennonite Church by Bro. C. V. Martin. Text, Luke 14:8. Burial in cemetery near the church.
Gerig. - Evelyn Marie, daughter of Christian C. and Ida Gerig, was born near Albany, Oreg., Feb. 26, 1922; departed this life Oct. 23, 1928; aged 6 y 7 m. 27 d. Bright's disease was the cause of her death. She leaves to mourn her departure her parents, 2 brothers, 2 sisters, grandparents (C. R. Gerig and Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Boshart, all of Albany, Oreg.), her great-grandmother (Mary Reck of Milford, Nebr.), and a large number of other near relatives. Funeral was held Oct. 26 at the Fairview Mennonite Church near Albany, Oreg., by N. A. Lind and F. E. Roth. Texts, Luke 16:17; Psa. 103; Eccel. 12:7. Burial at Riverside Cemetery, Albany.
Harpine. - Mary Alice Harpine, wife of Bro. Wm. M. Harpine, was born at Forestville, Va., Aug. 12, 1859; died Sept. 6, 1928 at the home of her daughter at Broadway, Va.; aged 69 y. 25 d. She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Whitmire. She was for many years a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. She was a devoted wife and mother and a kind neighbor and friend. Besides her husband she is survived by one son, Joseph, and one daughter, Lizzie (Mrs. A. J. Neff); also one brother, John Whitmire, and two sisters, Miss Rebecca, and Mrs. Lydia Kipps. Funeral services were held at Zion church near Broadway, conducted by Bros. P. E. Shank, J. W. Geil, and A. G. Heishman. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Troyer. - John S. Troyer was born March 26, 1864, near Kaloma, Ia.; died Oct. 30, 1928; aged 64 y. 7 m. 4 d. In early manhood he accepted Christ as His Savior and united with the Mennonite Church of which he was a faithful member until death. On Nov. 25, 1890, he was united in marriage to Susie Marner of Johnson Co., Iowa. This union was blessed with four sons and two daughters. He leaves to mourn his departure, his wife, four sons (Arden, Samuel, Gideon and Jerry), two daughters (Elizabeth and Alice), ten grandchildren, a stepmother, five brothers, four sisters, six half-brothers, two half-sisters and a host of relatives and friends. His father, mother, brother and half-brother preceded him to the better land. The last few years of his life he made his home with his son Samuel of Abbyville, Kans., who kindly cared for his parents in their declining years. He was a good husband, kind father and a friend to all. In his last affliction he suffered much, but he was patient and gladly looked for the Lord to take him home. Funeral services were held Nov. 2, at the Mennonite Church south of Sterling, Kans., with Bros. D. M. Zimmerman and Harry Deiner officiating. The Text, II Tim. 4:6-8, was chosen by the deceased.
Schertz. - Andrew Schertz, son of Christian and Catherine Schertz, was born near Washington, Ill., on Feb. 25, 1854; died Oct. 31, 1928; aged 74 y. 8 m. 6 d. On Feb 13, 1878, he was united in marriage to Lena Householder, and to this union were born ten children. Surviving are his wife, and seven children (Solomon of Upland, Calif.; Joseph, Emanuel, Mrs. Jacob Imhoff, Mrs. Samuel Nafziger, Mrs. Solomon Guth, and Mrs. Bryson Roth, all of Washington), 15 grandchildren, 2 brothers and 1 sister (C. S. of Goshen, Ind., Peter of Metamora, Ill., and Mrs. Anna Householder of Eureka), and many other relatives and friends. Three children preceded him in death. Failing in health for several weeks he gradually grew weaker until rendered unconscious by a stroke of paralysis from which he never recovered. Early in youth he accepted Christ as his Savior and united with the Mennonite Church and remained faithful until death. He was a kind, patient, and loving husband and father, and always willing to help in the work of the Lord. The funeral was held on Nov. 2 from the home and the Calvary Mennonite Church. Services were conducted by Valentine Strubbar, assisted by H. R. Schertz and Benj. Esch, the latter two being nephews of the deceased.
Mishler. - Joseph W. Mishler was born in Somerset Co., Pa., July 2, 1851; died at his home in Bowne Township, Mich., Nov. 2, 1928; aged 77 y. 4 m. He was the oldest son of William and Gertrude Garber Mishler and grew to manhood in Indiana. He was united in marriage to Magdalena Blough, March 5, 1876, near Johnstown Pa., where they resided for ten years, when they came to Bowne Twp., Mich. and he has lived the remainer of his life here. Their home was blessed with 6 daughters and 4 sons and 11 years ago they took a granddaughter into their home and have cared for her. Two daughters and one son have preceded him in death. He found the Lord as his Savior when a young man and for 45 years has been a loyal member of the Mennonite Church. He was ordained to the office of deacon on Nov. 20, 1900, and served faithfully as long as health permitted. The influence of his faithfulness will always be felt by those who knew him. His wife, who shared life's joys and sorrows with him over 52 years, 4 daughters, 3 sons, 3 sisters, 3 brothers, 30 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren, and many other relatives survive him. Funeral services held at the Bowne Mennonite Church conducted by Bros. Aldus Brackbill and D. A. Yoder. Text, II Tim. 4:7-8.
Horst. - Lydia Christina Horst, daughter of Isaac and
Christina Martin, was born near Millersburg, Ohio, Jan.
15, 1863; died at her home in Burton City, Ohio, Nov. 1, 1928;
aged 65 y. 9 m. 16 d. She was united in marriage to Joseph Horst
on Dec. 17, 1885, to which union were born five children: (Allen,
of Dalton, Ohio,; Mrs, Martin Eschliman, of Bowdil; Mrs. Jacob
Lehman, of Dalton, Ohio; Mrs. Alpheus Yoder of Surrey N. Dak.;
and William Yoder of North Lima, Ohio). She leaves to mourn her
departure her husband, all her children, 26 grandchildren, and
two sisters and two brothers: Mrs. Mary Ann Metzler of Dalton,
O., John Martin of Columbiana, O., Jacob Martin of East Lewistown,
Ohio; and Mrs. Howard Clark of Columbiana, O., many other relatives
and friends also survive. In her youth she accepted Jesus as her
Savior and united with the Longnecker Mennonite Church near Winesburg,
Ohio, and later transferred her membership to the Martins and
Pleasant View Congregation where she continued in full fellowship
until death. She was a devout companion and faithful in the duties
of Christian homemaking. She was a loving mother with a deep concern
for the highest welfare of her children for whom she labored and
sacrificed. The Word of the Lord was precious to her and the Services
and commandments of the House of the Lord were her delight.
All is over, hands are folded
On a quiet peaceful breast.
All her toils and trials are ended,
And dear mother is at rest.
Funeral services were held at the home and at the Pleasant View Church, conducted by I. J. Buckwalter, Aaron Eberly, Benjamin Good and I. W. Royer. Text, Mark 14:8, "She hath done what she could".
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Yoder. - Jonathan H. Yoder peacefully departed this life at the home of his brother, Ezra M. Yoder, Belleville, Pa., on Nov. 4, 1928; aged 72 y. 8 m. 16 d. Services at the home by Enos Kurtz and S. Peachey.
Elliott. - Catharine Elliott, widow of Benjamin Elliott,
was born Nov. 18, 1845; died Oct. 17, 1928. She had been ailing
for some time but only previous to her calling home was she seriously
ill. She was cheerful through her illness and expressed a great
desire to be with Jesus. She leaves to mourn her departure 2 sons,
and 6 daughters. Her husband died 44 years ago. One daughter also
preceded her to the spirit world. Services were held at the home
of one of her daughters Mrs. Harvey Myers, Lancaster, Pa., by
Bro. John Mosemann. Further services were held at E. Chestnut
St. Mennonite Church on Oct. 20, by Bro. Mosemann. Burial was
made at Willow Street.
Gast. - Philip Christian Gast was born Dec. 13, 1861; died very suddenly Nov. 28, 1928; aged 66 y. 11 m. 15 d. Oct. 22, 1895, he married Mattie Hilt of near Philadelphia, Mo., where the family has long made their home. Six children were born to this union. An infant preceded him in death. He leaves his loving companion and the following children: Clifton, Minnie, Nora, Ellen, Marion, and Freddie. He confessed Christ a number of years ago. He was a good neighbor, ready always to help the needy. He was a faithful attendant at the meetings held at the Ewing Schoolhouse for many years. Besides his family he leaves one brother, one sister and a host of friends to mourn his departure. Funeral was conducted at the Baptist Church in Philadelphia, Mo., by J. M. Kreider. Text, I Sam. 20:3.
Eash. - Bessie Eash, daughter of Levi E. and Polly Eash, was born Nov. 10, 1899; died Nov. 14, 1928; aged 29 y. 4 d. She leaves her parents, one brother, Raymond, two nieces and two nephews. Her sister-in-law preceded her in death in January, 1927. She will be missed by her family and also in church and Sunday school where she always attended when health permitted. In the early spring she had influenza. Before she recovered her heart became affected, and for five months she was bedfast. She was very patient, looking forward to the time when she might be well again, but as pain became more severe she expressed herself as willing to go or stay. She was a member of the Forks Mennonite Church since her youth. Services were conducted on Nov. 16 by D. D. Miller, and C. D. Esch of Dhamtari, India. A large number of people attended the funeral.
Gerber. - Deacon John L. Gerber was born in Wilmot Twp.,
Ont., on Nov. 20, 1865; died Nov. 24, 1928; aged 63 y. 4 d. In
1893 he was united in marriage to Barbara Swartzendruber. He was
ordained as deacon in the Amish Mennonite Church in May, 1916,
in which capacity he labored 12 years. He suffered the last few
years with carcinoma of the liver. He leaves to mourn his sorrowing
wife, 2 sisters (Mrs. Jonas Bosart of Kitchener, Ont., and Mrs.
John Bechler of Blake, Ont.), and a host of relatives and friends.
Funeral services were conducted by Bro. Daniel Jutzi and Jacob
R. Bender, both of Tavistock, Ont.
Interment in the Bronson Line Cemetery.
No one heard the footsteps,
Of the angel drawing near,
Who took from earth to heaven
The one we loved so dear.
By his twin nieces.
Hildebrand. - Susan, daughter of John and Esther Hildebrand, was born in Rockingham Co., Va., Feb. 19, 1835; departed this life near Dayton, Va., Nov. 22, 1928; aged 93 y. 9 m. 3 d. She was a faithful and consistent member of the Mennonite Church in the Weaver's congregation near Dale Enterprise, Va., from early life. Having never married, she however, spent many years of her long life ministering to the needs of those about her. After the death of her mother more than forty years ago she continued as housekeeper for her father during the remainder of his life. Her declining years were spent with her niece, Mrs. N. S. Heatwole, near Dayton, Va. Besides those who so tenderly provided for her comfort in old age, she is also survived by two nephews and one nieces, Ephraim, John H., and Annie Hildebrand, with a number of grand nephews and nieces. Funeral services were held on Nov. 24 from Weaver's Church, by David Garber, assisted by Emanuel Heatwole and S. H. Rhodes.
Hess. - Anna H. Hess, wife of John E. Hess of Lancaster,
Pa., was born July 12, 1862; died Oct. 20, 1928; aged 66 y. 3
m. 8 d. She was a daughter of the late Christian and Mary Kauffman
of East Petersburg, Pa. Besides her husband she is survived by
three children, Mrs. Ada Habecker, Ralph K. Hess, and John K.
Hess of Philadelphia, and these brothers and sisters; Abram H.
Kauffman, Hartford, Conn.; Jacob H. Kauffman, Portland, Oreg.;
Mary H., wife of Jere Barto, Mount Joy, Pa.; Lizzie H., wife of
Emanuel Hertzler, Norristown, Pa. She accepted Christ as her Savior
in early life and united with the Mennonite Church and remained
a faithful member until the Lord called her home, where she longed
to go. We sorrow not as those who have no hope, knowing that she
died trusting in her Savior. Funeral services were conducted at
the East Petersburg Church on Oct. 24 by Bros. John Mosemann,
Noah Landis, and Noah Risser. Text, Jas. 4:14
By a sister.
Shrock. - Fannie Garber Shrock was born in Wayne Co.,
Ohio, Dec. 27, 1849; died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Henry
D. Eby, Santa Anna, Calif., Oct. 23, 1928. She was united in marriage
to Peter P. Shrock in 1868. To this union were born one son and
two daughters. Her husband preceded her in death. She leaves to
mourn her departure her three children, Mrs. Henry D. Eby, Mrs.
Lillian Hoar, and Melvin D. Shrock, all of Santa Anna, Calif.;
also 13 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, 4 brothers, 3 sisters,
and a host of friends. Sister Shrock united with the Mennonite
Church in early life, and remained faithful until the end. Funeral
services were held in the Brethren Church at Santa Anna, Oct.
25, with Bishop J. P. Bontrager in charge, assisted by Bro. Young
of the Brethren Church. Text, Jas. 4:14. Four grandsons, a great-grandson,
and grandson-in-law were the pallbearers. Burial in the cemetery
near Santa Anna, Calif.
By a daughter.
Clemens. - Henry A. Clemens passed peacefully away at
his late residence on Oct. 3, 1928; aged 56 y. 9 . 13 d. He was
born in Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery Co., Pa., and lived there
all his life. He accepted Christ as his Savior and Lord in young
manhood and united with the Mennonite Church. He took an active
interest in the work of the Church. He was married to Lizzie M.,
daughter of Bro. and Sister Samuel R. Landis. To them were born
3 sons and 8 daughters. His wife, 11 children, mother, 3 brothers
and 1 sister remain to mourn his departure. The funeral was held
Oct. 8, 1928. It was conducted at the residence by Bros. Henry
M. Clemmer and C. Warren Moyer and at the Salford Mennonite Church
by Bros. Elmer B. Moyer and Menno B. Sander. His body was laid
to rest in the adjoining cemetery.
He has gone to be with Jesus,
Where the ransomed host shall meet;
But again he soon shall join us
In the air our Lord to greet.
Zehr. - Elizabeth (Hofstetter) Zehr was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, Aug. 14, 1852; died at the home of her daughter at Bethany, Okla., Sept. 5, 1928; aged 76 y. 21 d. At the age of 17 she moved with her parents to Hickory Co., Mo., where she lived many years. In 1874, she was united in marriage to Pre. Carl Kuntze, to which union 1 daughter was born. Her husband passed away Mar. 6, 1883. A few years later she was married to Pre. Christian Zehr. At an early age she accepted Christ as her Savior, united with the church and lived a consecrated Christian life until death. Her testimony up to the last was that "all is well and I am ready to go". She is survived by her only daughter, Mrs. A. B. Loganbill, where she had her home the last 12 years, 6 brothers, 1 sister, 4 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren; also 1 stepdaughter, Mrs. John Springer of Pryor, Okla.; 2 stepsons, Sam Kuntze of Bad Axe, Mich.; Levi Zehr of Kunkle, Ohio; a number of step-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Swiss Mennonite Church, 7 miles northeast of El Reno, Okla., Sept. 6 by Pre. Edgar Pierce of El Reno. Interment in the church cemetery.
Lefever. - Christian, son of the late George and Christiana Forry Lefever, was born near Lampeter, Pa., Apr. 13, 1846; died at his home at Lampeter, Sept. 9, 1928; aged 82 y. 4 m. 26 d. He was united in marriage to Martha Rinehart on Nov. 9, 1871. To this union were born 9 chldren who are all living. He was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years. In his last days of pain he prayed and sang, Jesus, Lover of My Soul! He read the Bible as long as his eyes permitted. About three years ago he lost the sight of one, and had a cataract taken off the other. He was a farmer all his life. He enjoyed the quiet life and was always found at church services, when health permitted. It was at church that he took the first attack and he long to go after that, but the doctor thought it best that he avoid going into a crowd. He loved to sing The Home Over There, and Let Me Go Where Staints Are Going. Short services were held at the home by Bro. Frank Herr. Further services were held at the Willow Street Mennonite Church by Bro. Christ Brockhill. Text, Jno. 15:16. Burial in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Ramer. - John Henry Ramer, son of Pre. Henry B. and Mary M. Ramer, was born at Altoona, Pa., on Dec. 21, 1912. He came with his parents in July, 1917, to Duchess, Alta., where they still reside. He gave his heart to God and joined the Mennonite church at Duchess, Nov. 1, 1925, and was a faithful member until death. He met with instant death on Nov. 20, 1928, at about 11 o'clock, while hunting with his cousin. They were resting at a straw stack, when the gun of his cousin was accidentally discharged and the contents, entering the lift side of his neck, lodge in his chest. His age was 15 y. 11 m. One brother, Elvin, and one sister, Esther, preceded him to glory. He is survived by his sorrowing parents, two brothers, and one sister: David, with wife and son Milton: Clarence, who was called home from the Eastern Mennonite School, Harrisonburg, Va.,: and Ruth, at home with her parents. His cheerful disposition will be missed in the church, community, and especially the home. He was a bright young man with a promising future and was respected by the church and community. A short service was held at the home of the parents conducted by Bro. N. E. Roth of Tofield, Alta. Further services were held at the Duchess Mennonite Church where almost the whole community had gathered. Bro. Milo Stutzman of Tofield, Alta., assisted by Bro. Isaac Miller of Mazeppa, Alta., conducted the services. Texts, Deut. 32:29; Psa. 90:12. Burial in the Duchess Union Cemetery.
John has gone where joys begin'
Why wish him back in a world of sin?
God knows what is best tho' we cannot see,
So let us bear with patience whate'er the trial may be,
And we shall have joy throughout eternity.
Transcribed by: Marie Fogelsinger, Michigan
Brooks.-Susan (Mellinger) Brooks, wife of William Brooks, was born Nov. 6, 1871; died at her home near Bird-in-hand, Pa., Sept. 12, 1928, after an illness of several days from the effect of a paralytic stroke; aged 56 y. 10 m. 6 d. She was a member of the Mennonite Church. Besides her husband, seven children survive, four having preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at the Stumptown Mennonite Church, conducted by Bros. David L. Landis and Elmer G. Martin. Text, Luke 10: 42.
"Mother, thou are sweetly resting,
Here thy cares and toils are o'er,
Pain and sickness, death and sorrow,
Never shall distress thee more."
Buckwalter.-Mary E. Buckwalter, wife of Darius Buckwalter,
was born July 4, 1858 in Upper Leacock Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa.;
died very suddenly of heart trouble at her home near Witmer, Pa.;
aged 70 y. 3 m. 16 d. She was a faithful member of the Mellinger
Mennonite Church. She is survived by her sorrowing husband, 4
children, and 9 grandchildren. Three children preceded her to
the spirit world. She was a kind mother, always looking after
the interest and welfare of her children, and much concerned that
they might come into the fold of Christ. She now is
"Asleep in Jesus, blessed sleep,
From which none ever wakes to weep."
Funeral services were held at Mellinger's church, conducted by Bros. David Landis and Elmer Martin. Text, Acts 9: 36.
Horton*.-Sister Susan Horton was born Nov. 1, 1841; died Oct. 14, 1928; aged 86 y. 11 m. 13 d. Sister Horton was the oldest member of the Chestnut Hill congregation, as well as the oldest member of Silver Springs, the village where she had her home for many years. She was an invalid since July 1927. Her husband, Edwin Horton, preceded her in death many years. The surviving children are: Emanuel Hoffer, Council Bluffs, Ia. (a son by a former marriage); Lizzie, wife of Albert Miller, Silver Springs, Pa.; Bertha, wife of John Disk, Mountville, Pa.; Flora, wife of Joseph Bard, Silver Springs, Pa., with whom she made her home. Sister Horton was preceded in death by two daughters and one son. Funeral services were conducted on Oct. 17, at the Silver Springs U. B. Church by Bishop Isaac Brubaker and John L. Smoker, pastor of the U. B. Church of Silver Springs. Text, Job. 5: 26.
Transcriber's note: name might be Hopton
Weaver.-Ruth, daughter of Abram and Alta Shirk Weaver, was born Nov. 20, 1925; died at the home of her parents in Goodville, Pa., Nov. 16, 1928; aged 3 y. 5 m. Death was due to injuries received when she attempted to cross the street in front of her home. The rear wheel of a large truck badly crushed her skull and body. She passed away one-half hour after to join her little brother Harry who preceded her about two years ago. She leaves her parents, maternal grandparents, a baby sister who frets for her, as they were playmates, and many other relatives and friends to mourn her sudden and unlooked for departure. The sympathy of the community was aroused and extended to both the bereaved parents and the truck driver. Funeral services were held at the Goodville church and burial in the adjoining cemetery. Bro. I. B. Good conducted the services at the home and Bro. John W. Weaver at the church. -A neighbor.
Showalter.-Margaret Heatwole, wife of Jacob Showalter, was born Apr. 7, 1844; peacefully departed this life on Dec. 2, 1928; aged 84 y. 7 m. 25 d. She united with the Mennonite Church in her girlhood and remained faithful to the end. She leaves a sorrowing husband, 4 daughters, 4 sons (Mrs. David Swope; Annie, at home; Mrs. William Brubaker, Menno, Daniel, Peter, all of Harrisonburg, Va.; Mrs. Sam Weaver, Waynesboro, Va.; and Henry, Denver, Colo.), and 3 sisters, who have passed their three score and ten years. Her life was devoted to her Master and her place in church was seldom vacant. She left us with the hope of a bright future before her, and in our grief we say, "Thy will be done," for we know that God makes no mistakes and that our loss is her gain. Funeral services were held from the Weaver church, near Harrisonburg, Va., Dec. 4, conducted by Bros. J. C. Coffman, S. H. Rhodes, and L. J. Heatwole. Text, 1 Sam. 20: 18. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Risser.-Christian Risser, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Risser, was born May 5, 1845, aboard a ship on the Atlantic Ocean, as his parents were en route to America from Germany. He departed this life Dec. 5, 1928; aged 83 y. 6 m. 28 d. He never was married and came with his father from Wood Co., Ohio, and has lived on the present farm for 60 years, making his home with his brother, Jacob Risser. After his brother's death in 1912, he lived with his nephew, Monroe Risser, near Wakarusa, Ind. He lived a long and active life, working at the carpenter trade as long as his strength permitted. About a year ago he became interested in his spiritual welfare, confessed his Christ and was baptized and received in the Mennonite Brethren in Christ Church. He leaves one brother, Bartholomew Risser, of Wakarusa, Ind., now 86 years of age, who is the last of a family of nine children, and many other relatives and friends to mourn his departure. Funeral services were held Dec. 7, at the Olive Church, conducted by Charles Wright and Clarence Shank. Text, II Tim. 1: 12. Burial in adjoining cemetery.
Johnson.-Maria L. Johnson was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Jan. 12, 1852; died of complications at the home of her daughter, Goodville, Pa., Nov. 2, 1928; aged 76 y. 2 m. 20 d. She was the oldest daughter of Christian and Mary (Lauber) Martin. She united with the Mennonite Church soon after her first marriage, which was to Henry Kurtz, Juniata Co., Pa., about 53 years ago. He died 13 years after their marriage. To this union were born five daughters (Mary, Fannie, Katie, Emma, and Alice). Her second husband, Maris Johnson, preceded her in death about four months ago, June 20, 1928. To this union was born one daughter, Minnie. She leaves 3 daughters (Mrs. N. S. Martin, Goodville, Pa.; Mrs. Monroe Mohler, Ephrata, Pa.; and Mrs. Elmer Ober, Manheim, Pa.). She is also survived by 2 stepsons (Aaron and Jacob Johnson), 2 sisters (Mrs. John Redcay, Terri Hill, Pa., and Mrs. Enck, Lancaster, Pa.), 29 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. We will remember her long because of her kindness and optimistic nature. Funeral services were held at the Goodville Mennonite Church, Nov. 5, 1928, conducted by Bros. John Sauders and John W. Weaver. Interment in Martin's cemetery beside her parents. -A Daughter.
Weaver.-Elizabeth Zimmerman Weaver, daughter of Jacob and Catharine Zimmerman, and wife of Deacon Ezra Weaver of Lancaster, Pa., was born at Martindale, Pa., Sept. 25, 1847; entered into rest Dec. 1, 1928; aged 81 y. 2 m. 6 d. She is survived by her husband and the following children: Catharine, Amos, Annie, John, Mary, Jacob, Lizzie, and Ezra. Another daughter, Lydia, preceded her in death. The funeral services were conducted at the home by Jacob E. Brubaker and at the E. Chestnut St., Mennonite Church by D. H. Mosemann and John H. Mosemann. Text, II Tim. 4: 6-8. Interment took place at Mellinger's.
"Earth may all her gifts deny,
Safe my treasure is on high:
And if heaven at last be mine
All things else I can resign." -Husband.
Maurer.-Joseph Maurer, son of John and Anna Maurer,
was born in Alsace Lorraine, Nov. 30, 1843; died Nov. 30, 1928;
aged 85 y. He immigrated to America with his parents in 1853 and
settled in Davis Co., Iowa. He was united in marriage to Barbara
Gerig, Oct. 12, 1876. This union was blessed with 9 children,
7 daughters and 2 sons. His wife, 2 sons and 1 daughter preceded
him in death. He leaves to mourn his departure 6 daughters, 2
brothers, 1 sister, 18 grandchildren, and many other relatives
and friends. In 1887 he moved with his family to Oregon and settled
on a farm near Lebanon. In 1912 he with his family moved to Harrisburg,
Oreg., where he resided unit death. He accepted Christ as his
Savior in youth and united with the Amish Mennonite Church to
which he remained faithful until death. Short services were held
at his home by J. C. Hostetler and Joseph Shrock, with further
services at the Fairview church east of Albany by Daniel Erb and
N. A. Lind. Interment in Lebanon Cemetery beside his wife. -A
Bomberger.-Bro. Benjamin E., son of the late Emanuel and Mary Erb Bomberger, was born May 22, 1883; died Nov. 6, 1928; aged 45 y. 5 m. 14 d. On Oct. 24, 1907, he was united in marriage to Sister Alice, daughter of Jacob and Amanda Rohrer. She preceded him in death Feb. 26, 1921. Since that time, his mother and sister shared the home with him, until a few years ago., when mother died. Bro. Benjamin was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for some twenty years. The Manheim Church has lost a faithful worker, a Sunday school teacher, a Bible study class leader, a chorister, and a trustee, in the death of our brother. His place in church was rarely vacant except because of sickness. Although ailing for some time, seven months of which he was unable to do much labor, yet his death came as a great shock to all. He passed away (as his desire was expressed in prayer a few weeks previously), like "one who wraps the drapery of his couch about him, and lies down to pleasant dreams." He is survived by two sisters; Mary, who shared his home, and Lizzie, wife of Joseph Stauffer, both of Manheim, Pa. Funeral services were conducted on Nov. 9, at the home by Bro. Aaron Wenger, and at the Manheim Mennonite Church by Brethren Samuel Lehman, and Isaac Brubaker. Text, II Cor. 4: 17, 18. His remains were laid to rest in the Erb's Church Cemetery.
Wingerter.-Nancy Wingerter, daughter of William and Barbara Adams, was born in Frederick Co., Va., Nov. 22, 1856; died Dec. 8, 1928, at her home at Orrville Ohio; aged 72 y. 16 d. She was united in marriage to Abram Wingerter on Aug. 23, 1879, and to them were born six children. Two died in infancy and one son, David, at the age of six years. Those living are Theodore Wingerter, May (Mrs. Hayes Adams), and Lena (Mrs. Oliver Fetter), all of Orrville, Ohio. She leaves to mourn her departure, her husband, one son, two daughters, eight grandchildren, and her youngest brother, Alexander Adams of Winchester, Va., who is the only surviving member of a family of eleven children. There are also many other relatives, friends and neighbors who will miss her. In her youth she accepted Jesus as her personal Savior and was received into the fellowship of the Christian Church near Winchester, Va. Upon moving to Ohio she transferred her membership to the Pleasant View Mennonite Church and later became a charter member of the Orrville Mennonite Mission Church, where she continued in full fellowship until death. She was a devoted and loyal companion, a loving and self-sacrificing mother and grandmother, a good neighbor, and a faithful Christian. She lived a quiet, unassuming life of deep piety and constant devotion to her God with a heart burdened for the salvation of the lost and erring, expressing in her last days a deep concern for her loved ones here, and a longing to go home and be with Jesus. Funeral services were held at the home and the Pleasant View Church, conducted by I. W. Royer, assisted by J. A. Leichty and Aaron Eberly. Texts, Psa. 16: 11, 17: 15.
Provins.-Pleasy May (Deffenbaugh) Provins, wife of Lowry L. Provins and daughter of the late Pre. Christian and Catherine Deffenbaugh, was born near Masontown, Fayette Co, Pa., April 4, 1872; died at the home of her daughter, Sister Ruth Whetstone, Nov. 26, 1928; age 56 y. 7 m. 22 d. She was confined to her bed most of the time for the last ten months, and took pneumonia four days before her departure. She often said that she was ready and looking with joy to the time when she could go to her eternal home. She accepted Christ on New Year's Day, 1891 at Masontown, Pa., and united with the Mennonite Church. She was a devout Christian, a patient and devoted wife, a kind and prudent mother, a good counselor, and a kind and generous friend to all. She is missed in the home, church and community. Father, children, and relatives, will you meet her in glory? On Oct. 13, 1892, she was united in marriage to Lowry I. Provins. To this union were born 6 children. One daughter and one grandchild preceded her in death. Surviving her are her husband, 2 sons, and 3 daughters (Rella Marie Ake, Hollidaysburg, Pa.; Carrie Mae Hinton, Lowry Curtis, Ruth Irene Whetstone, all of Martinsburg, Pa.; and Christian Loyd Provins, Juniata College, Huntingdon, Pa.), 11 grandchildren, 2 brothers, and 4 sisters (Mrs. Zoe Johnson, Farmville, Va.; Mrs. Rebecca Provins, Spartansburg, Pa.; Homer C. Deffenbaugh, Scottdale, Pa.; Mrs. Rella Shoaf, Mrs. Zetta Debolt, and Chauncey Deffenbaugh, all of Masontown, Pa. Sister Provins made full arrangements for her funeral. The text, John 14: 1-6, was he own choosing. Funeral services were held on Thanksgiving Day, conducted at the house by Bros. C. A. Graybill and D. I. Stonerook, and at the Martinsburg Mennonite Church by Bros. S. G. Shetler and J. N. Durr. Interment in Spring Hope Cemetery.
Mother dear, we greatly miss you,
But our loss is your gain,
And some day we hope to meet you,
Where there is no more sorrow or pain.
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Conrad.-Betty, twin daughter of Jacob and Sadie Conrad, was born Nov. 19, 1928; died Nov. 26, 1928. She came to us like a precious little flower to bloom in our home for a few short days and then to pass on to her eternal abode. "The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord." Services were held at the home by Bro. Jesse Smucker.
"Go to thy rest, fair child,
Go to thy dreamless bed,
While yet so gentle, undefiled,
With blessings on thy head."
Berkey.-Benjamin Wayne, son of Joseph and Martha Berkey, was born June 29, 1927; passed to his eternal home Dec. 3, 1928; aged 1 y. 5 m. 4 d. Our dear little Benny who had come to bring sunshine into our home remained but for a short period of time. He had won our love and affection. But Jesus came and called him home away from the sorrows of earth to be in His presence forever. The will of the Lord be done. Father, mother, 6 brothers, and 4 sisters survive. Services were conducted at the home by Bro. P. R. Lantz and at the Oak Grove Church by J. S. Gerig and Jesse Smucker.
Moyer.-Mary C. Rittenhouse, widow of the late Solomon H. Moyer, was born Aug. 18, 1858; died at her late home in St. Catharine, Ont., Sept. 11, 1928. She was a daughter of the late Bishop Christian Rittenhouse of the South Cayuga, Ont., district. She was married to Solomon H. Moyer in 1885. She is survived by 3 daughters, 1 son, 2 stepsons, 1 stepdaughter, 1 brother, and 1 sister. For a long season Sister Moyer suffered from the results of a cerebral hemorrhage, being unable to speak or help herself. Funeral services were held at the home Sept. 15. Text, Col. 3: 4. Interment in the cemetery at Vineland, Ont.
Moyer.-Samuel A. Moyer was born in Lincoln Co., Ont., Jan. 14, 1845; died at the home of a daughter in Collingwood, Ont., Nov. 7, 1928, of the infirmities of old age, being in his 84th year. His companion preceded him in death by a few months. He was a member of one of the pioneer Moyer families that settled in Ontario. He is survived by 3 daughters, 4 sons, 1 brother (Amos, Vineland, Ont.), and 1 sister (wife of Pre. Jacob Hohn, Denbigh, Va.). He was a member of the Mennonite Brethren in Christ Church for many years. The body was taken to the home of his son at Vineland where funeral services were held on Nov. 10, conducted by S. F. Coffman in the absence of his own pastor. Text, Reb. 15: 13.
Burkholder.-Sister Sarah (Grove) Burkholder,
widow of the late Menno Burkholder, was born on March 15,
1842; died at the home of Bro. Henry Reesor, her son-in-law near
Markham, Ont., on Oct. 31, 1928; aged 86 y. 7 m. 16 d. Her husband
died 8 years ago. She is survived by two daughters. She was a
faithful member of the Mennonite Church for about 60 years and
was the last surviving member of the family of Bishop Jacob Grove
who came from Lancaster Co., Pa., to Canada with his parents in
1808. The remains were laid to rest in the Wideman Cemetery, services
being held at the home and the church adjoining the cemetery by
Bros. Thos. Reesor in German and L. W. Hoover in English. Texts,
Jas. 4: 4; John 11: 25.
Boose.-Elizabeth S. Hessler, beloved wife of John H. Boose, was born in Bucks Co., Pa., May 11, 1867; died as a result of a paralytic stroke at her late home in Campden, Ont., Aug. 5, 1928; aged 67 y. 4 m. 24 d. Her husband, 3 sons, and 3 daughters survive her. Sister Boose was for many years a member of the Mennonite congregation in Lincoln Co., Ont., and was always faithful and devoted in her Christian life and to the church. Her sudden departure is an occasion of great sorrow to her loved ones, but the hope of eternal life and the joy of meeting beyond is a source of comfort to all. Funeral services were conducted on Aug. 8 in the church in Campden with interment in the Mountain Mennonite Cemetery. Text, Heb. 12: 28.
Thomas.-Henry Y. Thomas was born Oct. 20, 1870; died Nov. 30, 1928; aged 58 y. 1 m. 10 d. He is survived by his wife, 1 son, 2 daughters, 1 stepson, 5 brothers, and 2 sisters. He was confined to his bed with creeping paralysis for about eleven months, and was patient in his sickness. He was a member of the Evangelical Church. Funeral services were conducted on Dec. 3, at the Thomas church near Hollsopple, Pa., by F. W. Ware of the Evangelical Church and Bro. L. A. Blough. Burial in the cemetery near by.
Graber.-Peter Graber was born near Muhlheisen,
Alsace, France, Aug. 1, 1843; died near Middlebranch, Stark Co.,
Ohio, Dec. 5, 1928; aged 85 y. 4 m. 4 d. At the age of ten he
immigrated to this country and has resided in Stark Co. ever since.
He is survived by 4 daughters, 2 sons, 4 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren,
and a host of other relatives and friends. His wife preceded him
in death seven years ago also 1 son and 1 daughter. He united
with the Mennonite Church in his early life and remained an active
and faithful member unto the end. He was a very regular church
attendant. His death, the cause of which was heart failure, came
quite suddenly and unexpectedly. Funeral services were held at
the home and at the Warstler church, Dec. 8, conducted by Bro.
O. N. Johns, assisted by Mr. Warstler. Interment in the adjoining
Harshbarger.-Beatrice Hewitt Harshbarger was born at Midland, Can., July 17, 1891; departed this life at her home in Coalridge, Mont., Dec. 1, 1928; aged 37 y. 4 m. 24 d. She was married to J. Mennon Harshbarger, formerly of Waynesboro, Va., on Nov. 4, 1914. To this union were born 6 children (John, Mary, Mark, David, Isaac, and Martha). She leaves to mourn her early departure a sorrowing husband, 6 children, 3 sisters, and 5 brothers. Father and mother preceded her to the spirit world. She was the first one to be lowered in the new place chosen asa burial ground and where the church building for the Coalridge Mennonite congregation is to be located. Services were conducted by bro. L. S. Glick of Minot, N. Dak. Text, Psa. 90: 12.
"Oh, how hard to part with mother,
She who loved us all so well;
And there is on earth no other
That can sympathize so well."
Kauffman.-John H. Kauffman, eldest son of Christian
and Mary Kauffman, was born in Logan county, Ohio, Dec. 25, 1849;
died at his home in West Liberty, Ohio, on Dec. 9, 1928; aged
78 y. 11 m. 15 d. He was married to Mary Byler, Jan. 22, 1874,
who departed this life twelve years ago. The last four years of
his life he was in failing health, and at times seemed much improved,
until the last three months his condition grew worse, suffering
from heart failure and dropsy, until he peacefully passed away.
He leaves four sons, two daughters, three daughter-in-law, ten
grandchildren, two brothers and four sisters. His wife, parents,
three sisters and two brothers preceded him in death. In early
life he united with the Mennonite Church, and remained faithful
until death. Funeral services were held at the Bethel Church,
in charge of S. E. Allgyer assisted by C. H. Byler and J. Y. King.
Burial was made in Fair View Cemetery.
Christophel.-Lizzie E., wife of Walter B. Christophel, Hagerstown, Md., was born Feb. 7, 1900; died at the Washington Co., Hospital from convulsions after an illness of only a few hours on Nov. 28, 1928; aged 28 y. 9 m. 21 d. She was a daughter of Bro. and Sister Samuel S. and Annie W. Martin. She is survived by her husband, 1 daughter (Dorothy), 1 infant son (Samuel), parents and these brothers and sisters: Frances Peck, Mary, Ernest, Martha Shaffer, Leah, Bertha, and Nora. She was a member of the Miller's Mennonite Church. She gave her heart to God and joined the church at the age of 13, and was a faithful member until death. She will be missed in the church and in the home. Her cheerful face will not meet us any more at the door, but we sorrow not as those who have no hope, knowing that she trusted in her Savior. Short services were conducted at the house by Bro. Daniel Strite with further services at the Paradise Mennonite Church conducted by Bros. John Risser and Denton Martin. Texts, Amos 4: 12; 1 Sam. 20: 3; Rev. 14: 13.
Stoner.-Andrew K. Stoner was born near Millersville, Pa., Feb. 29, 1836; died Nov. 13, 1928; aged 92 y. 8 m. 14 d. When three years of age he moved with his parents to one-half mile north of Bainbridge, Pa. He was a member of Good's Mennonite Church for about sixty years. On Oct. 17, 1863 he was married to Mary L. Miller who preceded him in death on June 21, 1928. He is survived by 7 daughters and 1 son (Mrs. Lizzie Flowers, Milton Grove, Fannie, Mary, and Martha at home, Emma Shoop, Albert, and Dora Good of near Bainbridge, Leah Dehmey, Middletown Pa.), 22 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. He was the last of his family. He was in usual health until Nov. 1, when he fell and fractured his hip, dying of complications. Funeral services were held Nov. 16, from his late home and at the Good's Mennonite Church conducted by Bros. Noah Risser, Simon Garber, John Landis, and John Ebersole. Text, II Tim. 4: 6-8. Interment in the cemetery adjoining the church. A daughter.
Newswanger.-Lovina B. Newswanger, wife of Aaron W. Newswanger of Lancaster Co., Pa., was born Feb. 21, 1887; died Nov. 8, 1928; aged 41 y. 8 m. 17 d. She was a daughter of the late Jonathan and Mary Gehman of Emmet Co., Mich. Besides her husband she is survived by nine children, Mary, Ivan, Esther, Lydia, Anna, Willis, Ella, John and Ruth, all at home, and these brothers and sisters Jacob B. Gehman, Reading, Pa., who has charge of the Reading Mission; Lydia Johnson, Susie Gregory, John Gehman, and Menno Gehman of Michigan. She accepted Christ as her Savior in her early life and was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church until the Lord called her home. We sorrow at the loss of a loving mother but not as those who have no hope, knowing that she died trusting in her Savior. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Bishop Abraham Martin and at Hershey Mennonite Church by Bros. John Mosemann and John Senger. Burial in the adjoining cemetery. -The family.
Roth.-John W., oldest son of Nick D. and Mary (Wagler) Roth, was born near Tavistock, Ont., Jan. 2, 1892; died Oct. 10, 1928; aged 36 y. 9 m. 8 d. He was married to Barbara S. Bender, Oct. 11, 1916. No children survive except an adopted daughter. He lived in Canada all his life and was never ill. He had united with the Amish Mennonite Church near East Zorra and remained a member till his death, which was sudden and a great shock to many. He was drawing his last load of gravel for the day when he was killed by a passenger train. Both arms and legs were severed and his skull was fractured. He was taken to the hospital but died a few minutes after the accident, without regaining consciousness. He leaves to mourn his loss his wife and daughter, parents who live at Clarence, N. Y., 4 brothers, 5 sisters, grandparents, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the home of his wife's parents by Daniel Steinman in German and Peter Nafziger in English. Burial took place in the East Zorra Cemetery. The funeral sermon was preached by his uncle, Daniel Yutzi.
Zehr.-Lizzie Anna (Stahly) Zehr, oldest daughter of Pre. Stephen and Barbara (Schantz) Stahly, was born near Flanagan, Ill., Feb. 28, 1868; passed away at her home in Flanagan, Dec. 7, 1928; aged 60 y. 9 m. 9 d. On Oct. 18, 1865, she was united in marriage to Valentine Zehr. To this union were born 12 children, four preceding her in death in infancy. She leaves to mourn her departure 5 daughters and 3 sons (Bertha Eigsti, Flanagan; Barbara Slagel, Pompeii, Mich.; Katie Ulrich, Flanagan; Edward, Meadows, Ill.; Stephen, Gridley, Ill.; Valentine Jr., Flanagan; and Elizabeth and Nettie at home), 26 grandchildren, 1 brother, and 7 sisters. Early in life she accepted Christ as her Savior, united with the Mennonite Church, and remained true and faithful until death, ever willing to sacrifice for the sake of others. Although failing in health for a number of years, she was able to attend to her home duties until about 19 months ago when she became confined to her bed. She had many dark days but was a kind, patient, and loving mother. She always bore her trials and afflictions patiently. She was deeply interested in her family, all of her children having accepted Christ. She will be greatly missed by all. Funeral services were held at the Waldo Mennonite Church Dec. 9, conducted by Valentine Strubhar of Washington, assisted by Emanuel Troyer and George Gundy. Interment in Waldo Cemetery.
Rupp.-Samuel P. Rupp was born near Archbold, Ohio, Dec. 20, 1867; died at the Wauseon Hospital, Dec. 11, 1928; aged 60 y. 11 m. 21 d. On Mar. 25, 1896, he was married to Minnie Goutsche. To this union 4 daughters were born; Cora, wife of Charles Wyse, Fanny, wife of Edward B. Frey, Sophia M., wife of Charles Grieser; and Ada M., wife of Galen D. Grieser. Bro. Rupp was a son of Jacob F. and Fanny Rupp. He leaves to mourn his departure, his loving companion, 4 daughters, 12 grandchildren, his aged father and stepmother, 6 half-brothers, and 4 half-sisters, together with a host of relatives and friends. His mother and 2 grandchildren preceded him to the great beyond. On Dec. 2 Bro. Rupp was taken to the Wauseon Hospital and underwent a serious operation for appendicitis. This disease was the immediate cause of his death. Bro. Rupp confessed Christ as his personal Savior in his young years, and united with the Amish Mennonite Church. He remained faithful to the end, and left a bright testimony that he was ready to meet his Savior. By his death, the family lose a kind and loving husband and father, one who was devoted to his family and one ready t o make every sacrifice for them. He was conscious almost to the last, and frequently repeated scripture passages and asked for prayer. He finally passed peacefully away without a struggle. Funeral services were held on Dec. 14, at the Central A. M. Church in charge of E. L. Frey and S. D. Grieser. Text, 1 Sam. 20: 18. Burial in Eckley cemetery.
Miller.-Nettie Mae, youngest daughter of Emanuel and Clara Mast, and wife of Roy R. Miller, was born Oct. 11, 1901, near Kokomo, End.; died Dec. 2, 1928; aged 27 y. 1 m. 20 d. She had been in failing health for some time with leakage of the heart. On Dec. 23, 1919 she was united in marriage with Roy R. Miller of Lagrange, Ind. On account of Sister Miller's health they stopped farming and moved to Topeka, Ind. She suffered greatly but always bore her suffering patiently. On Saturday evening they retired as usual and after a pleasant conversation fell asleep, not knowing what the morrow would bring forth. On Sunday morning when they tried to awaken her they discovered that she was dead. Although she had been ailing her sudden death was a shock to her many friends. Nettie was a kind, loving wife, a devoted companion to her husband, and a good mother to her three little children. She often said she would like to leave this earthly home but realized that her husband and children needed her. At the age of fourteen she was converted and became a member of the Howard-Miami Co., Mennonite Church where she remained a faithful member until death. She attended Sunday school and all other religious services whenever health would permit. She leaves to mourn her early departure her loving husband, 2 sons (Richard Emerson and Rollin Leroy), 1 daughter (Waneta Mae), father, mother, 2 sisters (Mrs. Chris Baker, Mrs. Roy Hostetler), 1 brother (Elijah Mast) 1 half-brother (Allen Schrock), 1 foster brother (Orrville Snyder), besides many other relatives and friends. One sister preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at the Mennonite Church, Emma, Ind., in charge of O. S. Hostetler and Joe Horner.
Swartzendruber.-John Swartzendruber was born near Eagle Grove, Ia., Dec. 15, 1899; departed this life at the Mercy Hospital, Ft. Dodge, Ia., Dec. 10, 1928; aged 28 y. 11 m. 25 d. He came to Manson, Ia., seven years ago and was engaged in farming and farm work for a number of years. In March 1927, he came into the employ of Davis Brothers and Potter, grain dealers, at Weiston, Iowa. In July, 1928, he was promoted to manager of their elevator at that place. On March 3, 192, he was united in marriage to Maude Egli, daughter of Bro. and Sister C. B. Egli of Blandon, Iowa. He leaves to mourn his early death his sorrowing wife, father and mother, (Elias Swartzendruber and wife) three brothers (Henry of Marathon, Ia., Ernest of Palmer, Ia. ,and Edwin of Manson, Ia.), four sister (Mrs E. C. Pletcher, Mrs. O. H. Wenger and Mrs. Chris Stoltzfus of Manson, Ia., and Mrs. Joseph Graber of Dhamtari, India), also a large host of relatives and friends who with the immediate family mourn their loss. His last illness was of short duration. He was sick just 5 days. The cause of his death was complications following an operation for an acute attack of appendicitis. Although it was realized from the beginning of his sickness that his case was a serious one yet no one thought of anything else but that he would soon recover. But in spite of all that loving hands and expert medical care could do he grew worse, suffering intense pain until Jesus called him home. He bore his pain patiently hoping and desiring to get well but was resigned to the will of God. He accepted Christ as his Savior when a young man. In 1923 he reconsecrated his life to God and lived a faithful witness for Him until death. He took an active part in the work of the Church. He was especially interested in Gospel song. His testimony during his last hours was an expression of Christian victory. His last words are a great comfort and consolation to his loving wife, father, mother, brothers, and sisters. He desired earnestly that we entreat young people and all to live lives of consecration and devotion to Christ. He quoted many passages of Scripture that were his comfort and hope. He also referred to many songs and would quote parts of them. He will always be remembered by those who knew him as an upright Christian young man. We sorrow for his death but not without hope. Funeral services were held from his late home at Weiston, Ia., and the Manson Mennonite Church, Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 12, in charge of Bros. C. L . Graber of Goshen, Ind., assisted by Bros. Joseph Eigsti and Nicholas Stoltzfus. Interment was made in the Manson Cemetery.
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