Gospel Herald Obituaries - July, 1941

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Gospel Herald - Vol. XXXIV, No . 14 - July 3, 1941, page 295

BAUMAN. - Fred Bauman was born in Calhoun, Ill., Jan. 7, 1855; passed away June 10, 1941 at the home of J. C. Berkey, Dewey, Ill.; Aged 86 y. 5 m. 3 d. He was married to Lydia Baldwin, Calhoun, Ill., who preceded him in death. He leaves to mourn his departure 1 sister, Mrs. Mary Ivey, Calhoun, Ill.; 2 sons, Charlie of Urbana, Ill., and Homer of Denver, Colo.; 3 daughters, Glennie, Pearl, and Cleo of Denver, Colo.; and a host of other relatives and friends. He was a member of the Mennonite Church, and was faithful until death.

BLANK. - Jacob R., son of John S. and Fannie (Renno) Blank, was born July 14, 1877 in Lancaster Co., Pa.; died May 31, 1941 at his home in Monterey; aged 63 y. 10 m. 17 d. His death came after a long illness, but through it all he was very patient and longed to go Home. He is survived by his wife, Katie M. (Stoltzfus) Blank, 1 son, John S. Blank of Leola, and 2 grandchildren; a sister, Mary (Mrs. Ezra Zook) of near Talmage, and a brother, Daniel S. Blank. Funeral services were held at the Weavertown Church, conducted by Bros. John A. Stoltzfus, Amos B. Stoltzfus, and Elam Kauffman.

"There's a home in the skies where the weary will rest,
A glorious home in the Land of the Blest;
There tears will be wiped from the sorrowful eye,
And the broken in heart will forget to sigh."

HERSHBERGER. - Allen L., son of Simon and Cora (Beachy) Hershberger, was born April 21, 1919 near Norfolk, Va.; departed this life by drowning near the same place on May 17, 1941; aged 22 y. 26 d. He was out in a fishing boat just off Ocean View in company with several others. A storm struck them very suddenly and turned the boat over. All of the party were rescued except two. His mother preceded him to the Great Beyond in 1922, and his father in 1930. He spent the last ten years of his life mostly in the vicinity of Greenwood, Del. He had his home with Bro. Eli Swartzentruber of that community. He accepted Christ as his Saviour at the age of 14, and became a member of the Greenwood A. M. congregation, where he remained faithful to the end. He is survived by 1 sister, Anna Brunk of California, 1 niece, Donna Lee Brunk, 6 uncles - Norman Beachy, Meyersdale, Pa., Samuel Beachy, Salisbury, Pa., Joel Beachy, Grantsville, Md., Eli Beachy, Oakland, Md., Alvin Beachy, Greenwood, Del., Simon Beachy, Salisbury, Pa., and 4 aunts - Mrs. John K. Smoker, Bird-in-Hand, Pa., Mrs. J. E. Miller, Washington, D. C.; Mrs. Ezra Nafziger, Quarryville, Pa., Mrs. Fred Miller, Portsmouth, Va., and a large number of more distant relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Greenwood A. M. Church in charge of Bro. Nevin Bender with Bros. Shem Peachey and Eli Swartzentruber assisting. Burial was in the adjoining cemetery.

KEMP. - Sam J., son of Joe and Susanna (Hochstetler) Kemp, was born Dec. 25, 1861 at Oakland; died June 9, 1941 at his home near Kalona, Iowa; aged 79 y. 5 m. 15 d. His death followed an illness of Bright,s disease and pneumonia. In 1884 he came to Iowa to make his home. On Dec. 9, 1886 he was united in marriage to Amanda Hochstetler, who preceded him in death April 4, 1926. To this union 6 children were born: 2 died in infancy and a son Joseph died at the age of 20. On Feb. 17, 1929 he was married to Anna Hochstetler. In his youth he united with the Old Order Mennonite Church in Oakland, in which faith he remained faithful until his death. He was ordained to the ministry by lot in 1905, in which calling he labored faithfully as long as health permitted. He took part in the services two weeks before his death. Surviving are his wife, 3 children, Mrs. Benedict Gingerich, Noah and Benedict, all of Kalona; 2 stepdaughters, 12 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers, and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held on Thursday morning at the home, conducted by Bros. Adam Miller and Chriss B. Miller. Burial in the Gingerich Cemetery.

LEBOLD. - Daniel Lebold was born in Wilmot Twp., on April 5, 1874; died May 15, 1941; aged 67 y. 1 m. 10 d. In his early youth he accepted Christ as his personal Savior and united with the Amish Mennonite Church. He was united in holy matrimony with Catherine Streicher on Feb. 27, 1900. This union was blessed with 11 children, 5 boys and 6 girls, of whom 2 sons predeceased him in infancy. On Oct. 9, 1914, he was ordained as deacon in the Mapleview A. M. congregation. On Jan. 10, 1920, he was ordained a minister of the Gospel. On Aug. 1, 1926, he was ordained as bishop of that congregation. In this capacity he has faithfully served for 15 years until he was confined to his home by failing health more than a year ago. He leaves to mourn his departure his bereaved wife, 3 sons, 6 daughters, 15 grandchildren, 1 brother, and a host of relatives and friends. The funeral was conducted by Peter Nafziger at the house from I Pet. 5:10, and at the church by Moses O. Jantzi from II Cor. 5:1, Chris Schultz from John 3, and Daniel S. Jutzi. May God comfort the bereaved relatives and the congregation whom he served.

PETERSHEIM. - Edwin, son of Samuel and Linnie Petersheim, was born March 15, 1941; died May 17, 1941. He leaves father, mother, 4 brothers, and 4 sisters. We keenly feel our loss is his gain. Funeral services were held at the home by J. S. Mast. Text: Isa. 11:6, "A little child shall lead them."

"Jesus has taken a beautiful bud
Out of our garden of love;
Borne it away to the City of God,
Home of the angels above."

STONESIFER. - Marian Jean, daughter of James and Edith (Stief) Stonesifer, was born Aug. 9, 1940; died Feb. 11, 1941 at the St. Joseph,s Hospital, Lancaster, Pa; aged 6 m. 2 d. Her death was caused by meningitis. All was done that loving hands could do, but God saw best to call her home. She is survived by her grief-stricken parents. 4 sisters, Betty, Joan, Jane, Louise, and 1 brother, David. Two brothers, Richard, Robert, and 1 sister, Fern, preceded her. Her grandmother, Ella Stief of East Petersburg, and grandfather, James Stonesifer, Mt. Wolf, York Co., also survive her. Private funeral services were held at the Groff Funeral Home in charge of Bro. Jacob Harnish. Burial in Salunga Mennonite Cemetery.

"Our little darling has left us,
God claimed her for His own;
She is now in heaven,
Adorning His great throne."

STREICHER. - John, son of Leonhard and Barbara Streicher, was born in Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Co., Ont., on Dec. 2, 1852. In his youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and was a lifelong member of the Amish Mennonite Church. On June 13, 1875, he was married to Magdalena Bender of Wilmot. To this union were born 2 children, 1 son and one daughter, Barbara, who predeceased him in her early childhood. They lived in matrimony 14 years. His wife died on April 5, 1889. On Jan. 5, 1890 he was married to Leah Lebold of Wilmot. To this union 3 sons were born, of whom 1 died in infancy. They lived in matrimony 27 years until the death of his wife on Aug. 14, 1917. Since then he has lived as a widower for more than 23 years. He passed away at his home in South Easthope, Perth Co., on Sunday, Nov. 10, 1940 at the ripe old age of 87 y. 11 m. 9 d. He leaves to mourn his demise, 3 sons, Solomon and Ezra of South Easthope, David of East Zorra, 3 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren. The funeral was conducted at the Amish Mennonite Church near Poole, Ont.

WATT. - Maria Watt passed away at St. Thomas, Ont., on June 15, 1941; aged 81 y. 3 m. 3 d. She was the daughter of the late Isaac Eby and Elizabeth Stauffer, born in New Hamburg on March 12, 1860. She was predeceased by her last husband, Alexander Watt, five years ago. She is survived by 3 daughters, Mrs. Edward Gilmore of Woodstock, Mrs. J. C. Schmidt of Cleveland, Ohio, and Mrs. Charles Kissner of Kitchener, and by 4 sons, Ervin Woolner of Milverton, Norman of Cayuga, Arthur of St. Thomas, and Harvey Nevetral of Cleveland, Ohio. Two sisters and 1 brother also survive. Mrs. Jemima Forrest of Kitchener, Mrs. Samuel Luckhart of New Hamburg, and Isaiah Eby of Stevensville, Ont. Funeral and interment, First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, Ont., conducted by Bro. C. F. Derstine. Theme, "If I Go." (John 14:2).

WHITE- Lucy Alice White was born in Pendleton Co., W. Va., in 1860; died June 20, 1941 at the home of her son Jessie; aged 81 y. Her husband, John White preceded her in death by 32 years. Six children also passed on before her. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for the last 36 years of her life. Surviving are a large number of grandchildren and the following children: Jessie L. White, Dry Fork, W. Va.; Vina Lambert, Wymer, W. Va.; Texie White, Alpena, W. Va.; Dairie Smith, Akron, O.; Ella David Sully, W. Va.; and Hester Hick, Hambleton, W. Va. The funeral service was conducted at the Bethel Church by Bros. Oliver Keener and Charles Grove. The text, "If a man die, shall he live again?" (Job 14:14) was preached to a church overflowing with friends and relatives. The body was laid to rest by the side of her husband in the near-by cemetery.

YANTZI- Elroy R. Yantzi was born Feb. 8, 1925, in Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Co., Ont. At the age of 15 he accepted Christ as his personal Saviour and was received into church fellowship at the Amish Mennonite Church near Baden by Bishop D. S. Iutzi upon confession of faith and water baptism on Oct. 20, 1940. On May 31, 1941, he was struck by a car in the city of Kitchener and severely injured, from which he never regained consciousness. On June 2 he fell asleep as we hope and trust in Jesus at the Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital; aged 16 y. 3 m. 25 d. He, the only child, leaves to mourn, his bereaved parents, Noah and Susan Yantzi, and many relatives and friends.

"Short and sudden was the call,
The voice we loved is stilled;
The place made vacant in our home
Can never more be filled."

Transcribed by: Mary Teeter, Michigan

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Gospel Herald - Vol. XXXIV, No . 15 - July 10, 1941, page 327

HORNING. - Isaac, son of Jacob and Anna (Good) Horning, was born in Allen Co., Ohio, Jan. 13, 1862. In the fall of 1864 his parents moved to Page Co., Iowa, where he grew to manhood. He was married to Leona Ferguson in October, 1891 and brought his bride from Kansas to Iowa, where they lived since. Ten children were born to this union, 7 surviving his death. He also leaves to mourn his departure besides his companion and children, 1 sister, Mrs. Charles Weaver, Jasper, Mo., 10 grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. He was a member of the Free Methodist Church of Shambaugh, Iowa, where he served as superintendent of the Sunday school for a number of years. After an illness of four years he peacefully passed on into the great beyond April 25; aged 79 y. 3 m. 12 d. Funeral services conducted at the home by D. N. Grossbeck and W. A. Polluck. During our visits with Bro. Horning he always expressed an implicit faith in the merits of the Blood of Christ, and was longing to go home and be with his Lord. Bro. Horning was a brother of Sister Yoder's mother. D. A. Yoder.

HORST. - Bro. Michael W. Horst, son of Bishop Michael and Maria (Wenger) Horst, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., May 3, 1860; departed this life on June 19, 1941; aged 81 y. 1 m. 16 d. He was one of a family of eight children who came with his parents to Ohio and located on a farm near the Pleasant View Church in Stark Co., Ohio. After his marriage to Malinda Hostetler in 1894 they moved to a farm near Burton City, O., where he resided until death. To this union were born 3 children, viz., Ira D., who preceded his father in death Feb. 26, 1940; J. M. Horst of Orrville; and Mrs. O. S. Spiker of Orrville. These children, together with his companion (Malinda), survive him. Two sisters (Mrs. J. B. Rudy and Mrs. I. J. Buchwalter of Dalton, O.), and 1 brother (Elam of Staunton, Va.), also survive. He was a member of the Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the home, and at the Oak Grove Church by Bro. I. J. Buchwalter, assisted by Bros. J. S. Gerig, Wm. Detweiler, Ben Good, and Stanford Mumaw. Text: Psalm 8:4, first clause. Interment in Oak Grove Cemetery near by.

KING. - Harold Franklin, son of William and Cara Ann (Nofzinger) King, was born Sept. 25, 1915 near Archbold; departed this life on June 9, 1941; aged 25 y. 8 m. 14 d. While driving, accompanied by Kenneth Yoder, his car was struck by another car at an intersection near Wauseon, Ohio and evidently both instantly lost their lives. At the age of 14 years, he accepted Christ as his personal Saviour, sealed his vows with water baptism on Jan. 31, 1932, united with the Mennonite Church near Archbold, and lived a faithful and consistent Christian life. He was of a peaceful, quiet, and unassuming disposition which won for him many friends. Two sisters preceded him to the glory world, and his mother about 18 years ago. He leaves to mourn his sudden and unexpected departure his father, stepmother, 3 brothers, (Emerson, Maurice, and Marvin), 3 sisters ( Mabel, Erma, and Irene), a friend (Doris Gautsche), and a host of relatives and friends. He will be greatly missed, but their loss is his eternal gain. Funeral services were held from the home of his parents in charge of Bro. E. B. Frey, and at the Central Mennonite Church by Bros. P. L. Frey, Henry Wyse, and Walter Stuckey. Interment in Eckley Cemetery.

"A precious one from us has gone,
A voice we loved is stilled;
A place is vacant in our home
Which never can be filled."

LANDIS. - Phyllis Ann, infant daughter of Maurice and Velma (Shank) Landis, Lampeter, Pa., was born June 22, 1941 in the Lancaster (Pa.) General Hospital; died June 23, 1941. Besides her parents she is survived by a brother, Maurice, Jr., and the paternal grandparents, Mr. And Mrs. John E. Landis. Her small form was laid to rest in the Millersville Mennonite Cemetery, where short services were conducted by Bro. D. Stoner Krady who read Psalm 73 and II Sam. 12:16-23. We do not wish our little Phyllis back, for we realize she is far better off to be safe in the arms of Jesus. We know that God makes no mistakes; therefore we are resigned to His will.

"Full-blooming flowers alone will not do,
Some must be young and ungrown;
So the frail buds He is gathering, too,
To beautify His throne."

MILLER. - Samuel A. Miller, son of Daniel D. and Anna Miller, was born April 12, 1862 at Elkhart, Ind.; passed away at his home in Aurora, Oreg., May 2, 1941; aged 79 y. 20 d. He came west with his parents and settled east of Hubbard 63 years ago. He married Miriam Miller Sept. 2, 1883. To this union 3 children were born, 1 daughter and 2 sons. One son (Ivan) died in 1901. In 1904 they moved to Aurora where they have since resided. He had been the Aurora mortician since 1910. Surviving are his widow, Miriam; a daughter (Mrs. Nora Coyle of St. Paul, Oreg.), a son (Dewey S. Miller of Molalla, Oreg.), a brother (David of Los Angeles, Calif.), and 2 grandchildren (Ivan Blosser and Dwyn Miller of St. Paul, Oreg.). Many other relatives and friends mourn his death as a dear uncle and good friend.
-A Niece.

OBERHOLTZER. - Lizzie, daughter of the late Samuel and Caroline Lehman of Elizabethtown, Pa., was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Oct. 1, 1855; died at the home of her son Allen on June 12, 1941; aged 85 y. 8 m. 11 d. For the last few years she was afflicted, gradually growing weaker. After being bedfast for ten days she peacefully fell asleep in Jesus. Her first marriage was to John E. Gantz, who died March 12, 1896. To this union were born 3 sons: Allen, Cleveland, and Tillman, who preceded her in death. On Nov. 8, 1899 she was again married, this time to Samuel L. Oberholtzer, who was ordained as a minister of the Risser Church soon afterwards, and who died 10 years ago. She filled her place well as a minister's wife. Her counsel was safe, she lived a very active life, and was an example of the believers. To know her was to love her. She is survived by the following: Allen and Cleveland Gantz of Elizabethtown, Pa.; 2 stepchildren ? Preacher Walter Oberholtzer of Elizabethtown and Katie (wife of Jacob Gall) of Hershey, Pa.; also Elmira (wife of John Frey) of Mt. Joy, Pa., who was taken into the home when quite small and was given a mother's care; 9 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Emma Risser of Mt. Joy, Pa. Her funeral was held from her son's home, with further services at the Risser Church, with Bros. Noah Risser and Henry Keener in charge. Interment in Milton Grove Cemetery. Text: Rev. 7:13-17.

"Mother, thou art gone to rest,
And this shall be our prayer,
That when we reach our journey's end
Thy glory we may share."

RITTENHOUSE. - Paul R., son of Curtis and Emma (Ruth) Rittenhouse, was born near Lansdale, Pa., Sept. 9, 1922; died May 27, 1941; aged 18 y. 8 m. 18 d. He was killed almost instantly when his car overturned on the road near Silverdale, Pa., and soon after hit a tree. Since he was alone at the time of the accident no one knows what caused it. His death came as a shock to his many friends and acquaintances, as well as to the young people of the community. He is survived by his sorrowing parents, his 3 brothers (Ernest, Harold and Abram, all at home), his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Amelia Ruth, and his paternal grandparents, Abram C. and Sallie Rittenhouse. Paul united with the Plain Mennonite Church when he was 15 and was a faithful member at the time of his death. Funeral services were held at the house by Bro. J. C. Clemens and at the Plain Mennonite Church, Lansdale, by Bro. John Lapp. Text: Matt 24:44. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.

ULRICH. - Mary (nee Yancey) Ulrich, was born near Croghan, N. Y., April 27, 1854; died at the home of her daughter (Mrs. Richard Wideman), June 21, 1941; aged 87 y. 1 m. 25 d. She accepted Christ as her Saviour in her youth and united with the Amish Mennonite Church. Later she united with the Mennonite Church where she remained faithful until death. In 1872 she was united in marriage to John Ulrich who preceded her in death 17 years. To this union were born 3 sons and 4 daughters. She leaves to mourn her departure 3 sons (Peter and John of Lowville, N. Y.; Ben of Mt. Clemens, Mich.), 3 daughters (Anna Herzig, Croghan, N. Y.; Minnie Yousey and Louise Wideman of Akron, N. Y.); 30 grandchildren, and 32 great-grandchildren; also 3 brothers (Andrew, John, and Ben Yancey). One daughter (Mattie Albright). and 1 grandchild preceded her in death. She was an active Christian mother with willing, helping hands. Grandma suffered facial pains which were severe, but she bore them patiently. She never complained but always spoke of joy in His service. Grandma knew no defeat. Funeral services were held at the home and at Clarence Center Mennonite Church by the home minister and bishop, Bros. J. W. Birkey and Burton B. Weber. Text: John 14: 1.

ZIMMERER. - Amelia Zimmerer was born in Leppa Detmold, Germany, Sept. 25, 1863; died at her home in Beaver Crossing, Nebr., on June 17, 1941; aged 78 y. 8 m. 17 d. She came to this country with some of her relatives at the age of 17, making her home in Minier, Ill., where she was married to Levi Zimmerer who preceded her in death 54 years ago. To this union were born 1 son and 2 daughters: Jake Zimmerer of Beaver Crossing, Nebr., Mrs. D. W. Roth of Fairmont, Nebr., and Mrs. Edward Smetter of Hoehner, Nebr. These remain to mourn her departure, together with 11 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the West Fairview Mennonite Church on June 19, with Bro. Wm. R. Eicher in charge. Interment in cemetery adjoining the church.

"Mother dear, you are not forgotten,
Though on earth you are no more;
Still in memory you are with us
As you always were before."
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A note from a family researcher -Dec 9, 2001: "I have patiently been awaiting the entry for Amelia Zimmerer that is included in the Everyname Index, but with a question mark next to it. Well, this week the transcription was posted to the website and as I suspected, this Amelia is my great-great grandmother. Her married name should read Zimmer and not Zimmerer as shown. Her husband was Levi Zimmer. The other information is correct. For accuracy, I thought I would let you know." Jay Zimmer

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Gospel Herald - Vol. XXXIV, No . 16 - July 17, 1941, page 342, 343

BIRKY. - Catherine, daughter of Valentine and Magdalene Birky, was born in McLean Co., Ill., Aug. 5, 1853; died on June 27, 1941 at the home of her niece, Lena Zook, of Pasadena, Calif.; aged 87 y. 9 m. 22 d. She grew to womanhood in Illinois, but spent the last years of her life in California. As a young woman she accepted the Lord Jesus as her Saviour and continued faithful. She united with the Mennonite Church. She enjoyed the services of the Lord even though she could not hear a word, and her Bible was her most loved book. Even when she was bedfast she kept her Bible on her bed while she still had the sight to read. For many years she was entirely deaf, but she bore this handicap patiently. For the last year and a half she was also blind. She was busy and active until about three and a half years ago. Since then she has been confined to her bed most of the time. Funeral services were held at Pasadena on June 30, with Bro. Glenn Whitaker in charge. Her body was taken to Bloomington, Ill., for interment. "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord" (Rev.14:13).

BYLER. - John K., son of John and Fannie Byler, was born Nov. 30, 1852, in Mifflin Co., Pa.; died June 28, 1941 at the Old People's Home near Marshallville, Ohio; aged 88 y. 7 m. 28 d. He was the last member of his family to pass away, 4 brothers and 3 sisters having preceded him. He and his sister Mary lived together on a farm near West Liberty for many years, and later moved into West Liberty, but for the last two and one-half years he was cared for at the Old People's Home. He became a member of the South Union Mennonite Church in his youth, and was a regular attendant as long as his health permitted. He was of a very quiet disposition, but was interested in the church. He leaves 3 nephews (Andrew and John King of West Liberty, and Chris King of Canton, O.), 2 nieces (Mrs. Sallie Zook and Fannie King, of West Liberty, O.), Funeral services were held at the South Union Mennonite Church on June 30, 1941. Services were in charge of Bros. S. E. Allgyer and Wallace Kauffman. Burial in the Alexander Cemetery.

"Passing out of earth's shadows,
Into infinite day,
Why do you call it dying,
This beautiful passing away?"

COLLIER. - Mary E. Collier was born Oct. 14, 1871 in Camdon Co., Mo.; died in the San Antonio Community Hospital, Upland, Calif., May 6, 1941; aged 69 y. 6 m. 23 d. She was married to James L. Collier, Dec. 23, 1894. To this union 9 children were born: Robert O., Ralph L., Carl W., Catherine Naomi who married J. B. Martin, of Waterloo, Ont., John A., Amos F., who died in infancy, Daniel, George P., and Forest V. Sister Collier accepted Christ as her personal Saviour at the age of eighteen and was faithful to her church and Saviour until death called her home. In her dying hour she left a bright testimony that all was well with her soul. She stood faithfully by her companion, both in spiritual and financial affairs, always ready to take her share of the burden. No sacrifice seemed too great for the comfort of her family. She made friends wherever she went because of her friendly disposition. Funeral services were conducted from the Brethren in Christ Church by Bro. Paul Engli of Upland, and Bro. Glenn Whitaker of Los Angeles. The body was laid to rest in the Bellevue Cemetery.

"Into heaven's mansions she's entered,
Never to sigh or weep;
After long years with life's struggles,
Mother has fallen asleep."
- By a Friend.

FRIEDT. - David M., son of Daniel and Sarah (Myers) Friedt, was born in Medina Co., Ohio, Dec. 15, 1872; departed this life at his home in Farmerstown on June 23, 1941; aged 68 y. 6 m. 8 d. On Sept. 16, 1896 he married Anna Koeckritz who preceded him in death on Jan. 14, 1941. This union was blessed with 6 children. Two sons (Howard and Herman), and 1 grandchild (Anna Gertrude Hostetler) preceded him in death. Those left to mourn his departure are: Carl and Earl, of Orrville; Mrs. Atlee Hostetler, of Farmerstown; and Ruth, of the home; also 10 grandchildren and 1 sister (Mrs. J. W. Handshue, of Seville, O.), survive him. On Dec. 16, 1915 he was ordained to the ministry at the Crown Hill Church, Wayne Co., by Bishops I. J. Buchwalter and D. C. Amstutz. The following year he and his family came to Holmes County to serve the Kolb and Longenecker congregation, in which capacity he was faithful to his calling as long as health permitted. He preached his first sermon at the Kolb Church on Dec. 26, 1915, using the following Scripture recorded in I Chron. 29:5, "And who then is willing to consecrate his service this day unto the Lord?" His last message to his home congregation was given on Dec. 15, 1940. Text, Luke 3:12, last clause, "Master, what shall we do?" The following Sunday, Dec. 22, was the last service he attended with the congregation he so faithfully served for 25 years. The last sermon he preached was a funeral service for his cousin in Medina County on Jan. 19, 1941. The next day, while working at the carpenter trade, he took sick and returned to his home in Farmerstown. His sickness turned into pneumonia from which he seemed to recover, but sometime afterwards complications set in which finally caused his death. Funeral services were in charge of his co-laborer, Bro. Milton B. Hostetler. Services were held at the home and at the Walnut Creek Mennonite Church, with messages by Bros. O. N. Johns and Enos Hartzler. Texts: Acts 13:36-39; Acts 20:24. Interment in the Walnut Creek Cemetery.

GROFF. - Anna E., widow of David L. Groff, passed away May 31, 1941, at her home near Lancaster, Pa., in her seventieth year. Death was caused by a heart ailment. She is survived by 2 children: Clayton K., of Manheim Twp., and Esther, at home; 2 grandchildren: Earl B., and Walter B. Groff; also 2 brothers: Benjamin and John Kreider, of Lancaster; and 1 sister, Mrs. S. M. Buckwalter of Upland, Calif., who was privileged to attend the funeral. She was a faithful member of the Mellinger's Mennonite Church for many years, and was of much service to others, having catered to many weddings and funerals. She also took great interest in sewing circle work and missionary projects. She will be greatly missed in the home, church, and community. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Bro. Elmer Martin, and at the church by Bro. David Landis. Text, Acts 9:36.

"'Tis hard to break the tender cord
When love has bound the heart;
'Tis hard, so hard, to say the words:
We must forever part."
- The Family.

HALTEMAN. - Joseph Allen, son of Joseph and Katie Halteman, was born Feb. 28, 1932; died May 13, 1941; aged 9 y. 2 m. 15 d. He is survived by these brothers and sisters: Edith, Sara, Linford, Elvin, Irene, Alma, Ralph, Claude, and Floyd, all at home.

HOBBS. - Wm. G. Hobbs was born Feb. 16, 1873; died June 15, 1941; aged 68 y. 3 m. 29 d. On Feb. 11, 1895 he was married to Mildred Heath, and to this union were born 4 sons and 1 daughter. The daughter, Ara, and 1 son, Albert, preceded him in death. Bro. Hobbs had been in failing health for the last few years, and became seriously ill on Sunday morning, June 15, and was taken to the St. Joseph Hospital where he passed away at 10:00 p. m. He leaves to mourn his wife, Mildred; 3 sons, Norman, of Iowa City, Ia.; Ormand and Ralph, of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; and 7 grandchildren. He was a member of the Ft. Wayne Mission at the time of his death.

HOSTETTER. - Cephas, son of the late David and Maria (Peifer) Hostetter, was born May 10, 1859, on a farm near Manheim, Pa.; died at the home of his son Monroe, June 25, 1941; aged 82 y. 1 m. 15 d. On Jan.. 15, 1884, he was married to Emma May Haverstick who preceded him in death May 10, 1938. This union was blessed with eleven children, two of whom died in infancy, and another son Levi died June 29, 1912, at the age of 25 years. He is survived by eight children: Monroe; Mae, wife of Jay Edwards, of Manheim, Pa.; David, of Detroit, Mich.; Mahlon, of Lititz, Pa.; Ruth, of Lancaster; Paul, of Grand Haven, Mich.; and Roy, of Arcadia, Calif. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and 1 sister (Sara A. Lehman), of the Oreville Home. In his early married life he united with the Mennonite Church and always lived a faithful, consistent life. Although never taking an active part in the work of the church, yet by his faithfulness in attendance and loyalty to the standards she upheld, he was an inspiration to those who are bearing the responsibilities of the church's program. "Grandpa" was always blessed with good health until the last few years of his life he seemed weak and short of breath; however he was active up to the last day of his life. The evening of his heath he went upstairs to retire as usual, but a short time later called to the family that they had better send for a doctor as he was short of breath and it did not seem to improve. In a short time he lapsed into unconsciousness, dying shortly after the doctor arrived. We believe it was the way he would have chosen to go to meet his Lord, and we would not wish him back, for we are sure that our loss is his gain. Funeral services were held from the Manheim Mennonite Church on June 29, conducted by Bros. Samuel H. Lehman and Henry Lutz. Text: Psa. 90:10. Interment in the Kauffman Cemetery. His place is vacant in the home, the church, and in the community, but another mansion is filled over yonder. We humbly submit to His will.

"Go bury thy sorrow, the world hath its share,
Go bury it deeply, go hide it with care;
Go think of it calmly, when curtained by night.
Go tell it to Jesus, and all will be right."
- The Family.

ISCH. - Victor Isch, born near Saarburg, Lorraine, Nov. 16, 1870, was brought up in the Catholic faith but when he came to America he was baptized upon confession of faith and received into the Sugar Creek Mennonite Church at Wayland, Iowa, of which he was a member at the time of his death. While still in his native country he was united in marriage with Marie Hirschy. Their family consisted of 4 children, 2 of whom passed away in childhood and 1 son, Gustav, after they came to America. The came to America in 1909 and resided on a small farm near Wayland, Iowa, which was their late home. His health had not been very good for some time. About nine days previous to his death he developed a dropsical condition and passed away very suddenly June 30, 1941; aged 70 y. 7 m. 14 d. He leaves his wife, 1 daughter, (Mrs. Alfred Wagler, Mt. Pleasant, Ia.), 6 grandchildren, and other friends and neighbors to mourn their loss. Funeral services were conducted by Bro. Simon Gingerich, assisted by Bro. Willard Liechty at the Sugar Creek Church. Burial in the cemetery near by.

KAUFFMAN. - Ann M., daughter of the late Samuel and Martha Mellinger Kauffman, was born Feb. 6, 1859, in Manor Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa.; died of complications peculiar to old age, and heart failure at her home in Millersville, Pa., June 18, 1941; aged 82 y. 4 m. 12 d. Early in life she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church, of which she was a faithful, constant, sympathetic member throughout a long life. She was ever anxious for the welfare and spiritual progress of the church of her choice. She is survived by a brother, Harry M., of Manor Twp., and an only sister, Elizabeth M. of Millersville, with whom she shared a home since the death of her parents. Funeral services were conducted at the Zercher Funeral Parlors by Bro. Landis Shertzer, and at the Millersville Mennonite Church by Jacob Hess who preached on Psa. 17:15, and by Bro. Christian Lehman who spoke on Eccl. 12. Burial in the Masonville Mennonite Cemetery.

"No, my sister isn't dead,
But just has gone a step ahead;
To wait beyond the golden stair
Till I one day shall join her there."

KRIEDER. - Hettie Kreider was born Aug 18, 1862 died June 3, 1941 at the Eastern Mennonite Home, Souderton, Pa. She came from Ohio to the Home on Jan. 22, 1919, and had been here until her death. Two brothers and 1 sister survive her. Funeral services were held at the Home in charge of Bros. Elmer Moyer, Enos Wismer, and Jacob Moyer. Text: I Pet. 1:3,4. Interment in Souderton Mennonite Cemetery.

MOYER, - Kenneth Paul, son of Paul and Ann (Stover) Moyer, died of pneumonia on March 28, 1941; aged 18 months. He is survived by his parents, several brothers and sisters, also his grandparents. Burial at Deep Run Cemetery.

MOYERS. - Joel, son of Henry and Susan (Sanger) Moyers, was born March 30, 1868; passed away June 21, 1941. He was a retired farmer and resident of Linville Community. He was ill for three years. On Jan. 30, 1890 he was married to Mary Elizabeth Myers who died June 4, 1928, leaving 6 sons and 1 daughter. In December, 1929 he was married to Mary Elizabeth Good who survives. Funeral services in charge of Bros. S. L. Garber and I. D. Glick. Burial at Mt. Zion, Va.

ROTH. - Alvin H., son of Henry and Mary (Guth) Roth, was born in Livingston Co., Ill., Sept. 1, 1896. In 1907 his folks moved to Seward Co., Nebr., where he grew to manhood. He accepted Christ as his Saviour in his youth, and united with the West Fairview Mennonite Church at Beaver Crossing, Nebr. Later when he came to Iowa he transferred his membership to the Sugar Creek Church at Wayland, Ia., of which he was a member at the time of his death. On Oct. 14, 1917 he was united in marriage with Emma Roth, Wayland, Ia. One son was born to this union. They lived at Beaver Crossing for five years, when they moved to Wayland, their future home. Bro. Roth had the appearance of a strong, healthy man; however, he was subject to attacks of appendicitis. A severe attack a few weeks ago caused him to yield to surgery for relief. His condition was considered serious from the beginning. He seemed to realize this and expressed himself as being willing to submit to Him who doeth all things well. He passed away June 21, 1941 at the Memorial Hospital, Mt. Pleasant, Ia.; age 44 y. 9 m. 20 d. He leaves his wife; 1 son, John; 1 grandson, his mother, Mrs. Mary Roth, Beaver Crossing, Nebr.; 3 brothers: Ben J., Mt. Pleasant, Ia., Clarence C., Wayland, Ia;. And Ezra, Beaver Crossing; 5 sisters: Mrs. Perry Troyer, Waterford, Pa., Mrs. Noah Graber, and Mrs. W. W. Beckler, Beaver Crossing, Ida, at home with her mother, Mrs. Emery Wenger, Wayland, Ia., and Mrs. Jacob Rensberger, Wellman, Ia. besides many more relatives and friends to mourn their loss. Funeral services were held at the Sugar Creek Church, conducted by Bros. Simon Gingerich and Willard Liechty. Burial in cemetery near by.

SMITH. - Howard Smith was born Sept 15, 1907; died May 18, 1941 in the Harrisburg Hospital, Pa.; aged 33 y. 8 m. 3 d. He was married to Anna Josephine Joyce on Nov. 26, 1928. His death was the result of an automobile accident. While he was returning home with a trailer load of new cars, he lost control of the vehicle, so that it left the road and crashed down a steep embankment, wounding him so severely that he died before his family could be summoned. His sudden and untimely death was a loud call to be ready to meet the Lord at any time. He is survived by his wife and 5 children: Anna Joyce, Victoria, Robert, Jeanette, and Ida; his mother, Ida N. Smith; 4 brothers: Ammon, Christian, Irvin, and Abram; and 3 sisters: Mrs. John Laudermilch, Mrs. Ira Wolfe, and Nora, at home. His father, Christian Smith, preceded him in death about a year ago. The funeral was held from the Rohland Funeral Parlor, Lebanon, Pa., with services at Gingerich's Mennonite Church, Bros. Allen Chamberlain and Simon Bucher officiating. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.

SPEICHER. - Noah Speicher was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, on July 12, 1857; departed this life on June 18, 1941; aged 83 y. 11 m. 6 d. He was the son of Abraham and Barbara (Weaver) Speicher and was the last survivor of a family of ten children. On April 9, 1882 he was united in marriage to Polly Smith who died on Feb. 19, 1916. To this union were born 13 children, 3 of whom preceded him in death: Milton, Ida Pearl, and an infant son. In June, 1917 he was united in marriage to Lizzie Eash Nelson who with the following children survive: Matilda, Mae, Charles, and Mrs. Elizabeth Metzgar, of Goshen; Mrs.Ada Mullet, of Topeka; Mrs. Edna Moeller, of Woodland, Calif.; Lloyd, of Elkhart; Mrs. Martha Hall, of New Paris; and Mrs. Adelia Lantz, of La Junta, Colo. Thirty grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and 8 step-children also survive him. He lived in this community since early manhood, and was a member of the Shore Mennonite Church. Funeral services were conducted at the Shore Mennonite Church on June 20, 1941, by Bros. O. S. Hostetler, Topeka, and Percy Miller, of Lagrange. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.

STONER. - Lizzie, daughter of Aaron and Susanna Weaver, was born July 21, 1869 in East Lampeter Twp.; died in Strasburg, Pa., June 12, 1941; aged 71 y. 10 m. 21 d. She was married to Ephraim H. Stoner on Nov. 24, 1892 who survives her with the following children: Ella S., at home; Roy W., East Lampeter; John H., West Lampeter Twp. She is also survived by the following brothers and sisters; Enos B. Weaver, Bard's Crossing; Jacob H. Weaver, Harry G. Weaver, Fannie (wife of Christian Brubaker), and Ida (wife of Amos Landis), all of East Lampeter Twp.; Annie (wife of Witmer J. Schultz), of Strasburg Twp.; and Ella (wife of Jacob T. Harnish), of West Lampeter Twp. Eight grandchildren also survive. Brief funeral services were held from the home June 15, 1941, in charge of Bro. David Landis, with further services at the Strasburg Mennonite Church, of which she was a faithful member, also in charge of Bro. David Landis. Burial was in adjoining cemetery.

YODER. - Margaret Matilda, daughter of Nicholas and Elizabeth Smith, was born Nov. 6, 1865; died at her home near Topeka, Ind., July 4, 1941; aged 75 y. 8 m. 28 d. On Dec. 23, 1888 she was united in marriage to William Yoder, of near Lagrange, Ind. As husband and wife they lived together for the period of 53 years, sharing together the comforts and disappointments that accompany life's journey. To them were born no children. However they accepted and reared in their home as a foster son Russel Schrock, now of Shipshewana, Ind. In the year 1889 she united with the Mennonite Church at Shore, Ind., where she held her membership to the end. Her parents and the following sisters have preceded her: Mrs. Polly Spicher, Mrs. Mary Rensberger (twin sister), Mrs. Amanda Eash, Mrs. Martha Yoder. She leaves to mourn, besides her husband and foster son, 1 brother, David Smith of Grand Rapids, Mich., besides other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Shore Mennonite church, in charge of Bro. O. S. Hostetler assisted by Bro. D. D. Miller.

ZIMMERLY. - Leah, daughter of John and Elizabeth Basinger Zimmerly, was born near Orrville, O., March 24, 1875; passed away at the old family homestead on June 13, 1941; aged 66 y. 2 m. 19 d. She is survived by 1 brother (Christian), and 2 sisters (Mrs. David Zuercher, and Mrs. J. S. Steiner). She was preceded in death by 3 sisters and 3 brothers (Elizabeth, Mrs. Christian Zuercher, Peter, Jacob, Fanny, and John, who passed away on April 11, 1941 and with whom she had made her home, helping to care tenderly for his children who were left motherless while quite young). In her youth she professed faith in Christ, was baptized, and united with the Crown Hill Mennonite Church near Rittman, Ohio. While health permitted she enjoyed attending church services, manifesting an interest in the work of the Lord. Funeral services were conducted by Bros. Noah Hilty and Stanford Mumaw at the Crown Hill Mennonite Church.

Transcribed by Mary Teeter, Michigan

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Gospel Herald - Vol. XXXIV, No . 17 - July 24, 1941, page 374, 375

BARNHART. - C. L. Barnhart, son of the late David and Catherine (Seese) Barnhart, was born at Johnstown, Pa., Jan. 12, 1886; died at his home on June 27, 1941; aged 55 y. 6 m. 14 d. He had been bedfast for the last six months. Surviving him are his widow, Ora (Bowman) Barnhart, 1 son (Eugene, of 608 Wood St., Johnstown, Pa.), and 2 daughters (Clara and Helen Barnhart, both at home). Mr. Barnhart was a member of the Derby Street Evangelical Church whose pastor, Rev. J. Dover Hammer, conducted funeral services at the Barnhart home on June 30. Burial in Grandview Cemetery.

GOOD. - Henry L., son of John and Elisabeth Good, was born Dec. 1, 1890, near Elida, Ohio, where he grew to manhood; died at Nampa, Idaho, on June 2, 1941. His death was caused by spotted fever, after a few days, illness. In his early years he accepted Christ and united with the Mennonite Church, from which he later withdrew. In 1917 he was united in marriage to Miss Ila Wood, of Toledo, Ohio. Two sons were born to this union: Daniel and Robert, both of near Hammett, Idaho. A little over a year ago he came to Idaho. He is survived by his two sons, also two brothers (David A. Good, of Nampa, Idaho; and John D. Good, of Elida, Ohio). Funeral services were in charge of Bro. E. S. Garber, assisted by Bro. Isaac Miller, of Mazeppa, Canada. The body was laid to rest in the Kohler Lawn Cemetery at Nampa, Idaho.

GASCHO. - William Gascho, son of the late Joseph and Mary (Birkey) Gascho, was born Feb. 14, 1884, near Milford, Nebr.; passed to his eternal reward on June 21, 1941, near Albany, Oreg.; aged 57 y. 4 m. 7 d. He always had Milford as his home, although he was often at different places of relatives, working as a day laborer. He spent most of the last year near Willman, Iowa, with his brother-in-law, John Bawel and family. He had been in Oregon only a short while. His death came very suddenly while at work Saturday morning. He accepted Christ as His Saviour in youth, holding his membership with the East Fairview Mennonite Church near Milford. He leaves to mourn his sudden departure 4 brothers and 3 sisters (Joseph, and Barbara Stutzman, of Wood River; Ben, Chris, and Lydia Hershberger, of Milford; Art, of Broken Bow, and Mary Stutzman of Julesburg, Colo.). He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers and 2 sisters. Funeral services were held at Fairview Mennonite Church near Albany, Oregon, on Sunday afternoon, conducted by Nick Birky and Melvin Schrock. The body was then sent to Milford, Nebr., to the home of his brother Ben, where services were held Wednesday afternoon, conducted at the home by Ammon Miller, and at the East Fairview Church by Wm. R. Wicher and Jos. E. Zimmerman. Interment in adjoining cemetery.

"Brother, thou art sweetly resting
Here thy toils and cares are o,er;
Pain and sickness, death and sorrow,
Never can distress thee more."

KAUFFMAN. - Alta June, infant daughter of Andrew and Aletha (Martin) Kauffman, was born at Sheldon, Wis., on June 12, 1941; and died 8 hours later. Besides her parents she is survived by 1 brother (Arlie), and a sister (Anita); also grandparents, uncles, and aunts. Short funeral services were held at the home. Her little body was laid to rest in the Sheldon Cemetery.

"As the sweet flowers that scent the morn
But wither with the rising day;
Thus lovely seemed the infant's dawn,
This swiftly fled its life away."

KAUFFMAN, - David Ulysses, son of John H. and Mary (Byler) Kauffman, was born Nov. 12, 1874, near West Liberty, O.; died June 25, 1941, in Nampa, Ida., after a lingering illness; aged 66 y. 7 m. 13 d. He gave his heart to the Lord in his youth and was a charter member of the Mennonite Church at Nampa, Ida., organized in 1900. He is survived by his wife, Anna M. (Yoder) Kauffman, and six children: John G., of Olympia, Wash.; Mrs. Levi Haldeman, of Los Angeles, Calif.; Mrs. T. T. Reid, of Oakland, Calif.; Mrs. Harold Hooley, Nampa, Ids.; Paul, of Marsh Field, Calif. Three granddaughters, three brothers and two sisters (Irvin, of Indiana; Oliver, of Bellefontaine, O.; Herman, of Chicago; Alma, and Teressa, of West Liberty, O.) also survive. Funeral services were conducted by Bros. Paul Miller and D. A. Good. Text: II Cor.5:1-4, his own choice. Prayer by Bro. Am. M. Shenk concluded the service at the grave. He suffered much but bore it patiently. We mourn not as those who have no hope. He often expressed himself as ready to go and was homesick for heaven. We humbly submit to the will of God, knowing He doeth all things well.
_The Family.

MISHLER. - John W. Mishler, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Mishler, was born Dec. 8, 1854, in Pennsylvania; died at his home near Clarksville, Mich., June 26, 1941; aged 86 y. 6 m. 18 d. He was unable to get around for over a year, but was patient and uncomplaining at all times. He passed away unexpectedly after a slight illness. He is survived by his wife, 4 sons, 1 daughter, 8 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren; also one brother, and 2 sisters. He united with the Bowne Mennonite Church in 1938, and was faithful until death. He will be greatly missed in the home, community, and church. Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 28, at the home and the Mennonite Church, with Dan Zook and T. E. Schrock in charge. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.

"Father, thou art sweetly resting
Here thy toils and cares are o,er;
Pain and sickness, death and sorrow,
Never can distress thee more."

OSWALD. - Corene Kay, infant daughter of Harry and Ethel (Roth) Oswald, was born July 4, 1941; died July 6, 1941. Funeral services were conducted by Bro. D. A. Good. May the Lord comfort the bereaved parents in the loss of their only child.

"She's gone, yet why should we repine,
Our darling ia at rest;
Her cherub spirit now reclines
Upon her Saviour's breast."

ROTH. - Ronald Edward, infant son of Levoy and Lulu Roth, was born June 10, 1941; died June 22, 1941; aged 12 days. He leaves to mourn his departure his father and mother, and sister, Patricia June. Funeral services were conducted at the home of the parents by H. B. Ramer and C. J. Ramer. Text: Luke 18:16. Interment in the Duchess Cemetery.

"His darling form is sleeping,
His soul has fled to rest;
He is now in Jesus, keeping,
What can be more blest?"

SAUDER. - Edward Sauder, son of Sam and Katie Sauder, was born near Archbold, Ohio, April 6, 1900, departed this life at his home near Pettisville, Ohio, June 28, 1941; aged 41 y. 2 m. 22 d. He was united in marriage with Wilma Wyse March 6, 1924. This union was blest with 6 children, Verna Marie, Lowell Edward, Marland Dale, Velma Irean, Orval Eugene, and Mary Alice. He leaves to mourn his sudden and unexpected departure his sorrowing companion, 5 children, father, mother, 1 brother, 4 sisters, besides a host of relatives and friends. One son and 1 sister preceded him in death. Edward accepted Christ as his personal Saviour in youth, united with the Mennonite Church and remained a faithful member until death, which came, early in the morning, due to a heart attack. After a hard day's work, he retired for the night and fell asleep to awake in eternity. He was a kind and loving father and the family feels the loss of one who was so much needed. But God's ways are not our ways. Funeral services were held at the Central Church in charge of Jesse J. Short and E. B. Frey.

"A precious one from us has gone,
A voice we loved is stilled
A place is vacant in our home
Which never can be filled."

SCHANTZ. - Daniel S. Schantz was born Feb. 19, 1878; died July 6, 1941; aged 63 y. 4 m. 17 d. He is survived by 4 sons, 3 daughters, 5 grandchildren, and 1 brother. Bro. Schantz passed away as he wished, - suddenly. Although having high blood pressure he was active in helping his son on the farm and, while talking with a farmhand, slumped to the ground and expired a few hours later. An outstanding trait of Bro. Schantz was helpfulness in his community, which was evidenced by the large number of neighbors and friends attending his funeral. Funeral services were held at the home, and at the Hereford Mennonite Meetinghouse, of which he was a trustee. Services conducted by Bros. J. S. Kriebel, Ernest Gehman, and E. W. Kulp, assisted by Howard Nice, of Allentown, Pa.

SHAFFER. - Elmer Lloyd Shaffer, son of Noah and Maggie Shaffer, was born in Somerset Co., Pa., June 29, 1889; died at the Pennoch Hospital at Hastings, Mich., June 30, 1941; aged 52 y. 1 d. His untimely death was caused by his falling off a load of hay, lighting in such a way that his neck was broken. He was taken to the hospital and all that doctors and the family could do was done for him. He was conscious most of the time and passed away about 36 hours later. He united with the Mennonite Church in his youth, and was continually used in the work as Sunday-school superintendent, teacher, etc. On Aug. 13, 1910, he was united in marriage to Nora Shriner, to which union were born 5 children. On Jan. 21, 1922, Nora died, and June 5, 1925, he was married to Sarah Sommers. He leaves to mourn his departure, his wife, 5 children, 5 grandchildren, 2 brothers, and a host of relatives and friends. He was a good father and neighbor, and will be greatly missed in the home, in the church, and in the community, but we humbly bow to his Master's will, realizing that our loss is his gain. His mother who had been an invalid for several years, died about six hours afterward, and since it was largely the same family connection, it was decided to have services in the homes for each separately and then to meet at the Bowne Mennonite Church for a double funeral, which was largely attended. Funeral services were conducted by Mr. Truesdale of the Nazarene Church, Daniel Zook, and T. E. Schrock. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.

SHAFFER. - Maggie M. (Miller) Shaffer, daughter of Maria and Isaac Miller, was born in Cambria Co., Pa., July 22, 1864. On Feb. 12, 1882, she was united in marriage to Noah Shaffer and to this union were born four sons and four daughters. Her husband died 5 years ago. She died June 30, 1941; aged 76 y. 11m. 11d. She united with the Nazarene Church 10 years ago and was a faithful member until death. She leaves to mourn her departure 6 children, 39 grandchildren, and 25 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held conjointly with those of her son Elmer at the Bowne Mennonite Church, Elmdale, Mich., as noted in the preceding obituary.

YODER. - Kenneth R. Yoder, son of Roy and Pearly (Zaerr) Yoder, was born near Archbold, Ohio, January 7, 1922; died June 9, 1941; aged 19 y. 5 m. 2 d. Kenneth accepted Christ as his personal Saviour at the age of 15, and united with the Mennonite Church, remaining a faithful member until the Lord called him home. He leaves to mourn his early and unexpected death, his grief-stricken parents, two sisters, Mary Jane and Rutheda, besides a host of relatives and friends. One brother, Orlan Isaiah, preceded him in death at the age of 5 years. On Sunday night, while Kenneth and Harold King were returning home they met with an automobile accident and both were instantly killed, verifying the words of David when he said: "There is but a step between me and death." He was a kind and loving boy, and will be missed by all who knew him, especially in the home. Funeral services were held at the Central Church in charge of Jesse J. Short and P. L. Frey.

YODER. - Simeon D., son of Enoch Yoders*, died at Caldwell, Ida., on July 1, 1941; aged 83 y. 13 d. His wife, Matilda (Yoder) Yoder, preceded him in death on Nov. 17, 1923. Surviving him are one son (Herman G. Yoder, Nampa, Ida.), 1 daughter (Iva Steen, of Wallowa, Oreg.), 7 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild. Funeral services were conducted at the Mennonite Church in Nampa. Burial in Kohler Lawn Cemetery.

* As written in the Gospel Herald.

Transcribed by: Mary Teeter, Michigan


Gospel Herald - Vol. XXXIV, No . 18 - July 31, 1941, page 390, 391

ALDERFER. - Horace Alderfer was born at Spring Mount, Pa., Dec. 28, 1879; passed away May 25, 1941 in the Grand View Hospital, Settlersville, Pa. aged 61 y. 4 m. 27 d. Death was caused by cancer. He was married to Bertha Keller of Franconia. To this union were born 11 children. One (Jacob Isaiah) died in infancy. He is survived by his wife, Bertha M. (Keller) Alderfer, 5 sons and 5 daughters: Mrs. Abram Metz, of Mainland; Pearl, of Telford; Paul and Zephaniah, of Harleysville; Linford, of Lansdale; Wellington, of Souderton; Horace, Frances, Bertha, and Miriam at home. He is also survived by his mother (Mrs. Caroline Alderfer), 13 grandchildren, 1 brother (Wilmer Alderfer, of Sellersville), and 6 sisters (Mrs. Jacob Moyer, Mrs. Wilson Hackman, of Harleysville; Mrs. Tobias Nyce, Mrs. Clement Alderfer, of Souderton; Mrs. Z. K. Bucher, of Salfordville; and Mrs. Rhine Alderfer, of Mainland). Funeral services were held at the Lower Salford Mennonite Church, in charge of Bros. John Lapp of Lansdale and Jacob Moyer of Souderton. Texts: Job 14:14; II Cor. 5:1. The body was laid to rest in the near-by cemetery.

BECHER. - Anna Graber Becher, daughter of the late Christian and Catherine Graber, was born in Mt. Beliard, France, on Jan. 27, 1879; died at her home near Canton, O., on July as, 1941; aged 62 y. 5 m. 15 d. She came to this country when she was fifteen months old. Of the group of fifteen friends who came across the deep on the same ship only one, a cousin, Mrs. Abel Krabill of Wadsworth, Ohio, survives. On Jan. 19, 1905 she was united in marriage to Amos Becher. To this union were born 4 sons and 1 daughter. The twin boys died in infancy. At the age of fifteen she accepted Christ as her Saviour, was baptized and received into the fellowship of the Beech Mennonite Church, in which she continued faithfully until the end. Death came very suddenly and unexpectedly. She was about her household duties Saturday morning as usual. Later in the morning she received a pain in her chest and said she did not feel good; she believed she would lie down and rest a little while. Shortly after lying down she quietly and peacefully passed on to be with the Lord. She is survived by her husband, 2 sons (Walter H., and Paul H., both of Canton, O.), 1 daughter (Mrs. Catherine Schmucker, of the home), 2 grandchildren, 1 brother (C. M. Graber, of Canton, O.), with many other relatives and friends. She was a devoted mother in the home, an amiable neighbor in the community, and a faithful member in the church. The united testimony of those who knew her is that she was a woman of rare quality. Funeral services were held at the Beech Mennonite Church conducted by Bishop O. N. Johns, and assisted by Bro. C. L. Graber, a relative and friend of the family. Text: Gen. 5:24. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.

"There is a secret place of rest
God's saints alone may know;
Thou shalt not find it east or west,
Though seeking to and fro.
A cell where Jesus is the door,
His love the only key;
Who enter will go out no more,
But there with Jesus be."

BURKHOLDER. - Israel H., son of the late Israel and Fronica (Hoover) Burkholder, was born near Farmersville, Jan. 21, 875; died July 3, 1941; aged 66 y. 5 m. 12 d. In boyhood he united with the Metzler's Mennonite Church, and remained a faithful member there. In later years he with his family moved from their farm near Farmersville to Ephrata, Pa. His membership was changed to the Ephrata Mennonite Church. He was a regular member at the church, and remained faithful until the end. On Jan. 14, 1897 he joined heart and hands to Annie Kulp, who remains to mourn the departure of a kind and loving husband. To this union were born 4 sons and 4 daughters, namely: Lizzie, wife of Ivan Rutt, New Holland; Elam K., New Holland; Emma, wife of Wayne Fair, Ephrata; Mary, wife of Samuel Zimmerman, Ephrata; Lloyd, New York City; Jacob I., Lincoln; Frances, wife of George Rutt, Terre Hill; and Harlan, at home. One brother, Harry, and a sister, Mrs. Lizzie Sheaffer, together with 21 grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends, are left to mourn his departure. Grandpa was the sexton at the Ephrata Mennonite Church for the past 11 years, and also janitor at the Ephrata High School. He will be missed in this world, but we must submit, since God had other plans for him in the realms beyond. He had been in ill health for about a week. On Sunday morning, June 29, he suffered a cerebral hemorrhage, from which he really never gained full consciousness. By times he rallied a bit, and expressed his desire to go home. Then the following Thursday he passed to be with the God who gives and knows all. He had many painful heartaches which he had to endure to the end. He was the first to break this family circle. May it some day be unbroken in heaven. His kind, loving face will be missed everywhere. Funeral services were held July 6, at the home by Bro. Mahlon Zimmerman and at the Groffdale Mennonite Church by Bros. Amos Horst and Benjamin Wenger. Text: Isaiah 38:1. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.

"One by one the links are severed
From the golden chain of love,
One by one may each be welded
In the Father's home above.
In our hearts his memory lingers,
But we know 'tis vain to weep;
Tears of love can never wake him
From his peaceful, quiet sleep."
_A Granddaughter.

COAKLEY. - Luther H., son of the late Austin and Sarah (Knicely) Coakley, was born May 25,1874; died July 9, 1941; aged 67 y. 1 m. 15 d. He was in his usual health. Immediately after breakfast he suffered a stroke and soon became unconscious. He died at 7:30 p. m. of the same day. He was married to Bettie T. Wenger on Aug. 10, 1913, who survives, with 3 children: Mrs. Casper Crider, Marian, and Annis, at home. Two grandsons (Paul and Freddie Crider), a niece (Hazel Webster) who was reared in the home, 2 brothers (A. F. Coakley of Dayton, Va., and L. W. Coakley of McGaheysville, Va.) and 5 sisters (Mrs. P. J. Kiser and Icie Coakley, of Mt. Solon, Va.; Mr. Calvin Miller of Dayton, Va.; Mrs. J. E. Roof of Vandalia, O.; and Mrs. Dave Berrie of Emporia, Kans.). Funeral services were held at the Bank Church by Bro. S. H. Rhodes, assisted by Bro. M. J. Heatwole. Text: II Cor. 3:18. He had held his membership with the Bank congregation since young manhood. Burial in cemetery near by.
_The Family.

HORST. - Benjamin S., son of Michael E. and Mary Stauffer Horst, was born Sept. 8, 1881 in Washington Co., near Maugansville, Md.; passed away May 8, 1941, at his home near Overbrook, Kans.; aged 59 y. 8 m. March 1, 1888 he moved with his parents to Harvey Co., near Newton, Kans.; in 1890 he again moved with his parents to Peabody, Kans., where he grew to manhood. On March 16, 1902, he sealed his vows by water baptism, and was a consistent member of the Mennonite Church until death. The last five years of single life he made his home with D. H. Wenger of Peabody, Kans. Aug. 1, 1928 he was united in marriage to Anna Mary Meyer; since that time they have lived near Overbrook. Several years ago he began to fail in health, which resulted in a heart attack from which he never recovered. He leaves to mourn him: his wife, 2 brothers and 3 sisters ? Daniel of Wellman, Ia.; Paul of South Gate, Calif.; Elizabeth Allison of Kansas City, Kans.; Mary Kuhns of Partridge, Kans.; and Margaret Horst of Reading, Pa., besides many other friends and relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents, 5 brothers and 3 sisters. Funeral services were held at the home and at the Worden Evangelical Church by Bros. H. A. Diener, R. P. Horst, and Bro. Reep, who assisted Bro. Diener. Burial in Collyer Cemetery.

KAUFMAN. - Malinda, daughter of Peter and Rachel (Knagy) Kinsinger, was born at Grantsville, Md., on Jan. 6,1868; died at Belleville, Pa., on July 8, 1941; aged 73 y. 6 m. 2 d. She was married to Noah Kaufman on Dec. 26, 1893. She is survived by her husband, 1 daughter (Elda V., wife of Ammon S. Yoder), 9 grandchildren; also 4 stepchildren (Ammon Kaufman, of Davidsville, Pa.; Norman Kaufman, of Johnstown, Pa.; Harrison Kaufman, of Belleville, Pa.; and Emma, wife of Noah Hostetler, of Hollsopple, Pa.). She also leaves 1 sister (Sevilla Hershberger, of Hollsopple). She was a member of the Locust Grove Church near Belleville, Pa. Funeral services were conducted by John L. Mast at her home and at the Kaufman Church in charge of Bros. Harry Kaufman, John B. Zook, and Emanuel Peachy.

MARTIN. - Elverne Willard, son of Clarence and Mary Martin, was born July 25, 1938; met his accidental death at about eleven o,clock on the morning of May 19, 1941; aged 2 y. 9 m. 24 d. He was playing in the barn where his mother found him; part of a trailer stockrack having fallen on him, pinning him against a buggy wheel. He is survived by his parents and 1 sister (Hannah Mary, aged 1 year), his maternal grandmother (Mrs. Serenus Martin), and his paternal grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. David L. Martin), also a number of uncles, aunts, cousins, and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services consisted of a short service at the home, and further services at the Yellow Frame Mennonite Church, with Bros. Wm. Ramer and Paul Hoover in charge. Interment in adjoining cemetery.

"Up in that beautiful city,
Which hath no need of the sun;
Safe on the Shepherd's bosom
Resteth our little one."

NOLD. - Lydia K. Nold, daughter of Jacob and Nancy Nold, was born in Columbiana Co., O., April 13, 1860; passed away at her home in Blake, Medina Co., O., on July 2, 1941, where she had been living with her older sister, Lucinda, for the past 35 years; aged 81 y. 2 m. 19 d. Lydia was the fourth of a family of nine children, four having preceded her in death, Susanna, Isaac, Mrs. Lizzie Kindy, and Mrs. Katy Shoup. She is survived by 2 brothers and 2 sisters: Henry (oldest in family), of Baroda, Mich.; Lucinda, of the home in Blake; Mary, of Royston, Ga., and Jacob, of Los Angeles, Calif. She is also survived by 17 nephews and nieces, many other relatives, and a host of friends who remain to share the sorrow, but which to her is gain. In her early life she united with the Mennonite Church and remained a faithful member until the time of death. The cause of her death was a paralytic stroke on July 1, from which she did not recover, but quietly passed away in about 27 hours. Up to this time she was active and enjoyed fair health.

"Behind the clouds the starlight lurks,
Through showers the sunbeams fall;
For God who loveth all His works,
Has left His hope with all."
_ By Relatives.

REICHENBACH. - Mary Alice Reichenbach (nee Eckerd), was born near Middleburg, Pa., on Oct. 23, 1861; died July 11, 1941; aged 79 y. 8 m. 18 d. She was the daughter of Matthew and Mary Eckerd. She was married to William B. Reichenbach in July, 1889. To this union were born 7 children: Maud M., Charles E., Harry C., David F., Mary E., Millard W., and Laura L. Her husband preceded her in death six years ago. She is survived by 7 children, 14 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 1 brother (John Eckerd, 0f Hummels Warf). She joined with the Mennonite faith six years ago, in which faith she fell asleep. Funeral services were held July 15, 1941, at the Susquehanna Meetinghouse, with services in charge of Bros. John H. Reinard and William A. Shaffer. Text: Heb. 13:14. She was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.

"Mother, thou hast left us lonely,
Here thy loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God who has bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal."

SCHROCK. - Altine S. Schrock was born in Miami Co, Ind., July 7, 1875; died at his home near Goshen, Ind., on June 29, 1941; aged 65 years. On March 4, 1898 he was united in marriage to Lydia Ellen Schrock who survives him. To this union were born 7 children: Virgil of Milledgeville, Ill., Delton, Opal (Mrs. Henry Lantz), Gola (Mrs. Ora Wilson), Beulah (Mrs. William Whirledge, and Chester, all of Goshen, Ind. One sister, Mrs. Samuel Schrock, preceded him in death. He also leaves 14 grandchildren and many other relatives and friends to mourn his departure. He united with the Mennonite Church in early life and to this faith he held until the Lord called him out of this world. In his life he had many trials. He always was much interested in his family and also in the work and welfare of the church of his choice. His last illness was of about four months, duration, during which time he often expressed himself as desiring to go home to his Lord. Funeral services were held at the Clinton Frame Church in charge of the home ministers. Interment in the Yellow Creek Cemetery.

VEDENHOUPT. - Fred, son of Mr. and Ms. Wm. Vedenhoupt, was born Nov. 28, 1878, at Glascow Bottoms, Mo.; passed away at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Hannibal, Mo., July 15, 1941; aged 62 years. He lived in Missouri most of his life. He was married to Rosie Viola Christopher at Herndon, Mo., Sept. 24, 1910. To this union was born one child, Rebecca Ruth, now aged nine. Bro. Vedenhoupt made his home in Hannibal for over twenty years. He became a member of the Mennonite Church in Hannibal in 1936 and has endeavored to live for the Lord ever since. He often testified that by the help and power of the Lord he wanted to be faithful to the last mile of the way. At the time of his death he was working on the highway as a flagman for a crew of men working on the road, and while at his post of duty was violently struck by a fast-moving car and died a few minutes after reaching the hospital. He leaves to mourn his sudden passing, his wife, Rosie, his daughter, Rebecca Ruth, 2 sisters, Mrs. Arthur White of Hannibal, and Mrs. T. H. Ballenger of Sweet Springs, Mo., and many relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Bro. J. M. Kreider, and at the church by Bro. Nelson E. Kauffman. Interment was made at the Hope Cemetery.

"Finished are all earthly labors,
Tired and ready to sleep,
Ready to bid his friends good-by,
Wondering why they weep.
Passing out of earth's shadows
Into infinite day,
Why do you call it dying,
This beautiful passing away?"

Transcribed by: Mary Teeter, Michigan


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