Gospel Herald Obituaries - December, 1926

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GOSPEL HERALD - Vol. XIX, No. 36 - December 2, 1926 - pg 767

Nisley.-Luella Mable, daughter of Daniel and Mattie Nisley, died Nov. 13, 1926 at her parental home near Middlebury, Ind., after an illness of about four weeks with Bright's disease. Age 6 y. 2 m. 4 d. She is survived by her parents and 3 sisters (Lydia, Laura and Lena). She was of a loving disposition and will be sadly missed in the home. Funeral services conducted Nov. 15, 1926, at Middlebury Mennonite Church by the Brethren Silas Yoder, Earl Miller and Manasses Miller. Burial in the Miller cemetery near the Eight Square school house.

"Dear Luella has left us,
Left us forevermore;
But we hope to meet our loved one,
On the bright and happy shore."

Miller.-Milo J., son of Simon and Anna Miller of near Aurora, Oreg., was born Sept. 9, 1891, near La Fayette, Ind., died in a hospital at Coville, Idaho, Oct. 24, 1926. Cause of death, severely injured in the logging camp by a falling tree. In 1900 the family moved to Oregon. Milo was known as an obedient, industrious boy. After he was 21 years old he was employed away from home almost continually, visiting home at various times. He leaves his parents, 4 brothers, 5 sisters, and a large number relatives and friends. During the last two days of his time here on this side of eternity he confessed his sins and expressed his peace with God. Funeral services were held at the Zion Church near Hubbard, Ore., conducted by Bros. A. P. Troyer and E. Z. Yoder. Text, 1 Sam. 20: 3. Remains laid to rest in the cemetery near by.

Simmers.-Nannie, wife of Jacob Simmers, died at her home near Hinton, Va., Nov. 3, 1926. She was the daughter of the late Henry and Elizabeth Rhodes and was born Oct.13, 1853. She united with the Mennonite Church in early girlhood and remained a faithful member until death. She is survived by three sons and three daughters. Funeral services were conducted at the Bank Church by J. S. Martin and L. J. Early.

Hochstetler.-Mattie Stutzman, daughter of Noah and Barbara Stutzman was born near Milford, Nebr., Sept. 3, 1888; died near Wood River, Nebr., Oct. 30, 1926; aged 38 y. 1 m. 27 d. On April 14, 1925, she was united in marriage to Ezra Hochstetler. She leaves to mourn her departure her husband, 2 brothers, (W. M. Stutzman and H. M. Stutzman), 2 sisters (Mrs. Barbara Gascho and Mrs. Sarah Riley). Her father and mother, and two brothers preceded her in death. She accepted Christ as her personal Savior in her youth and was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years. She expressed peace and a desire to meet her Master. She spent nearly all of her married life in caring for her aged father who was very feeble and confined to his bed the last 9 months of his life. He preceded her in death 6 weeks. She became ill shortly after her father died, and suffered much from dropsy but bore it all patiently. She was laid to rest in the Mennonite Cemetery near Wood River, Nebr. Funeral services were conducted by J. E. Zimmerman of Milford, Nebr., assisted by the home ministers. Text, Psa. 90: 12.

We loved her, yes, we loved her,
But Jesus loved her more,
And He has sweetly called her
To yonder shining shore. A Friend.

Derr.-Anna Godshalke Derr, daughter of Samuel and Rebecca Godshalke, was born in St. Joseph Co., Ind., April 25, 1861. She was united in marriage to John Derr of St. Joseph Co., Ind. To this union were born two sons (John and James), and three daughters (Hannah, Anna, and Sarah). A number of years ago she confessed Jesus as her Savior and united with the Mennonite Church, remaining in the faith until death. On Oct. 14, she was stricken and taken bedfast from which she never recovered. She peacefully departed this life Oct. 29, 1926; aged 65 y. 6 m. 4 d. She leaves to mourn her departure her husband, two sons, three daughters, two grandchildren, one brother (John Godshalke of Nappanee), one sister (Mrs. Wm. Hunsberger of Bloomingdale, Mich.), and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Olive Church near Elkhart, Ind., conducted by Henry Weldy and D. A. Yoder.

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GOSPEL HERALD - Vol. XIX, No. 37 - December 9, 1926 - pp 798-800

Steckly.-Floyd Glen, son of Bro. Alvin and Sister Lily Steckly, Didsbury, Alberta, was born February 15, 1926; died Nov. 1, 1926. He was buried Nov. 2. He leaves father and mother and friends who look forward with "David of old" to be reunited some day. Little Glenn had been ailing for a number of months and everything was done for him, but God saw best to take him. Funeral in charge of Bro. H. J. Harder.

Nissley.-Benjamin S. Nissley was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., March 11, 1866; died at his home near Manheim, Pa., Oct. 7, 1926; aged 60 y. 6 m. 26 d. He is survived by his wife, two sons, one brother, and four sisters. Funeral was held at Hernley's Mennonite Church conducted by Bro. Isaac Brubaker and Bro. John Snavely. Text, II Cor. 5: 1. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.

"Father, thou art gone to rest,
Thy sufferings here are o'er;
Thou art happy among the blest,
Now waiting on the other shore." By members of the family.

Landis.-Annette H. E., wife of Bro. David L. Landis, died at the home of her mother near Ronks, Pa., Sept. 15, 1926; aged 43 y. She was a faithful worker in her church and Sunday school, as well as in her home. Seven years ago, she underwent a very delicate operation in the hospital, and we feared she could not be restored. But our Heavenly Father spared her a little longer with her family. During her last illness she was very patient and said, "I pray for strength to bear my afflictions," which she did remarkably. She was deprived of her sight several months but she knew our footsteps and voices, as we approached her bedside. She leaves a devoted husband, 1 son, 2 daughters, also a girl they raised, to mourn the loss of Mother.

Bast.-Anna Schrag was born in South Easthope March 20, 1860; died June 20, 1926; aged 66 y. 3 m. She united with the A. M. Church in her youth and remained a faithful member to her end and always attended church services when ever possible. Feb. 14, 1887 she was united in marriage to George E. Bast. To this union were born 10 children of whom 4 preceded her. She leaves her deeply bereaved husband, 6 sons, 6 grandchildren, and 4 sisters. Funeral services were held June 23rd at the 3rd Line A. M. church near Wellesley, Ont.

"Rest on, dear mother, your labor is o'er,
Your toiling hands, will toil no more;
A faithful mother, true and kind,
No friend on earth like you we'll find." A Son.

Detweiler.-Julia A. Lantz was born Feb. 14, 1854, in Noble Co., Ind.; died Nov. 18, 1926; aged 72 y. 9 m. 4 d. On Feb. 5, 1880, she was married to David H. Detweiler. Surviving are the husband, a son (Dwight M. Detweiler), a daughter (Hilda Detweiler), five grandchildren, and one brother (Melvin D. Lantz). Bro. and Sister Detweiler spent the early part of their married life near Topeka, Ind., and the past thirty years lived in Goshen, Ind. Sister Detweiler united with the Mennonite Church early in life and was always interested in its work and in the cause of right. She will be missed in the home and in the church. The funeral ceremonies (on request of Sister Detweiler) were conducted b y J. E. Hartzler, Bluffton, Ohio. Text, John 11: 25. Interment in the Goshen Cemetery.

Westgate.-Hazel, wife of Eddie A. Westgate of east Big Prairie and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Peters, was born near Trufant, Mich., Nov. 27, 1898; died Nov. 18, 1926, of blood poisoning. She was married Sept. 6, 1914, and they have resided in Big Prairie during this time. She was the mother of seven children, three of whom have preceded her to the better country. There remain her husband, her four children (Basil, Richard, Marion, and little Wilma Jean) also her father and mother, three brothers and one sister, besides a host of relatives and friends who will miss her. When she learned that the call of death had come she was reluctant to go and leave her children, but after much prayer she became resigned and kissed her loved ones goodbye and was prepared to go. Funeral services were held at the Union church at Big Prairie, conducted by T. U. Nelson, with burial in the cemetery adjoining.

Redcay.-Sister Lillie W., wife of Bro. Mahlon S. Redcay, was born Oct. 30, 1893; died Oct. 18, 1926; aged 32 y. 11 m. 18 d. She is survived by her husband and daughter (Lizzie Mae and Anna Ruth); also by her parents (Bro. Esaias and Sister Anne Witmer), one brother (Elam W. Witmer), and one sister (Mrs. Lizzie Dillman). She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for a little over eighteen years. She was married Nov. 18, 1915. Before passing peacefully to rest she made all funeral arrangements. Funeral was held from her late home Oct. 21, with further services and burial at Metzler's. Services conducted at the house by Bros. Eli Sauder and Benj. Wenger; at the church by Bros. Benj. Weaver and Noah H. Mack. Text, II Tim. 4: 6, 7.

"I want to scale the utmost height,
And catch a gleam of glory bright;
But still I'll pray till heav'n I've found,
Lord lead me on to higher ground."

Forry.-Anna M., wife of John C. Forry of Millersville, Pa., was born Sept. 18, 1889; died Nov. 19, 1926; aged 37 y. 2 m. 1 d. She was a member of the Mennonite Church. The last four years of her life were spent in the Harrisburg State Hospital. We realize the Lord does all things well, although we cannot understand all of them; but may we ever submissively bow to His will and be true and faithful to Him. Besides her husband she is survived by the following children, Jonas H., Esther M., Abram H., and John C.; also her parents (Jonas and Emma Hess) five brothers, four sisters, and man y other relatives. Funeral services were conducted at the Masonville Mennonite Church by Brethren John K. Charles and Maris W. Hess. Text, Heb. 4: 9. Interment in adjoining cemetery.

"Death has visited our circle,
Taken a mother away;
In the depth of our affliction
Can we help but shed a tear?" By the family.

Landis.-John L. Landis was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., May 27, 1837; died from infirmities due to advanced age Nov. 5, 1926; aged 89 y. 5 m. 8 d. He was a faithful member of Mellinger's Mennonite Church for a number of years, being the oldest member of that congregation. In early life he was a farmer by occupation, but he lived a retired life for the last 15 years. He leaves a sorrowing widow (who before marriage was Mary Ann Hoover) and the following children: Emma, wife of Elam Kreider; Hettie, wife of Phares K. Stoner; Vinnie, wife of Elmer B. Landis; Anna, wife of Harry L. Rohrer; Elmer H., Willis H., and Frank H., also one sister (Mrs. Harry W. Sheibley), 18 grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren. He was a kind and loving father and grandfather and will be missed by all who knew him, having always had a pleasant word for every person he met. Brief funeral services wee held at the house Nov. 8, with further services at Mellinger's Mennonite Church, conducted by Bros. C. M. Brackbill, David Landis, and Elmer Martin. Interment in adjoining cemetery.

"Death has called away our dear father,
In that lonely grave to lie;
May we all prepare to meet him
In that home beyond the sky." By a Son.

Byler.-Emma J., wife of Jacob H. Byler and daughter of Joshua and Elizabeth Harshbarger, was born in Mattawana, Pa., Nov. 9, 1862; died Nov. 26, 1926; aged 64 y. 17 d. She had been in good health till the evening of Oct. 28, when she suffered a light stroke of paralysis which confined her to her bed under the doctor's care for two weeks, after which she was up and around the house till Nov. 25, when she was again visited with a heavy stroke which resulted in her death. She united with the A. M. Church in her young years and was faithful till death. She was interested and helpful in Sunday school and Bible class work, and zealous for the salvation of others. Dec. 20, 1883, she united in marriage to Jacob H. Byler, of McVeytown, Pa. To this union was born one daughter, who preceded her in death. She was of a kind, loving disposition and was respected by those who learned to know her. She leaves her husband, six sisters, one brother, and many friends. Her father, mother and one brother preceded her to the Great Beyond. Funeral on the 29th conducted by Bishop John E. Kauffman, her home minister, and Bro. Jacob D. Martin, of Elizabethtown, Pa. Text, Psa. 116: 15, one of her favorite and marked verses in her Bible. Interment in the Hertzler Cemetery.

Bontrager.-Lydia (Yoder) Bontrager was born Sept. 27, 1845; died Nov. 19, 1926, at her home in La Grange Co., Ind., aged 81 y. 1 m. 23 d. She united in marriage to Manasses J. Bontrager on Feb. 5, 1865. To this union were born 7 sons and 5 daughters. She was a faithful church member of Old Order Amish Church. When health permitted she filled her place in church. She was of a cheerful disposition and always ready to help those in need. She had a lingering illness for many years with dropsy and heart trouble, had been better the last few months­till Nov. 19. In the evening she went to bed as usual. Between 9 and 10 o'clock she peacefully passed away. We can see that God's ways are not our ways. The sad news came as a shock to the family as well as to the whole community. This is a loud call for all, showing the importance of being ready when the summons comes. She leaves husband, 7 sons, 3 daughters, 77 grandchildren (17 dead), 67 great-grandchildren (11 dead), and 2 brothers. On the day of funeral the house was crowded. The funeral service was held at the home place Nov. 22 conducted by Bros. Joseph Yoder, and Cornelius Christner in the big house and Bros. Nathaniel Miller and Rudy Yoder from Kans. in little house. Burial in the home cemetery.

"How sad and sudden was the call,
And it seems it can not be;
For the home is now so lonely,
Since her form no more we see." Written by a grandchild.

Hershberger.-Abraham A. Hershberger was born in Miami Co., Ind., May 17, 1855; died Aug. 1, 1926; aged 71 y. 2 m. 14 d. He spent his entire life in the same community, with the exception of some visits to Ohio and Michigan, and was held in esteem and respect by all who knew him. He was united in marriage with Susannah Miller on Jan. 3, 1876. To this union were born 5 sons, and 3 daughters (Noah, Elmer, Elza, Eli, William, Flossie Ellen, Elma Savilla, and Clara Neoda). Of this number Elza, Eli, William, and Elma Savilla preceded him in death. Five grandchildren also preceded him. While still a young man he acknowledged Christ as his Savior and united with the Mennonite Church, remaining true to his God, and the church of his choice. He loved to read the Bible and made it a habit to read it the first thing in the morning and the last thing in the evening. For the last year he has been a silent missionary worker, sending out hundreds of Gospel tracts by mail. He was of a quiet disposition and was always ready to give aid to those in need, ready to serve when called upon. Although during his illness he suffered much pain and misery he bore it without a murmur and all through his life showed much patience. He is survived by his companion, 2 sons, and 2 daughters who will miss their father's counsels, advice and cheer; also 8 grandsons, two granddaughters, two brothers, and a host of relatives and friends.

"Dearest Father, thou hast left us,
Here thy loss we deeply feel,
But 'tis God that has bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal."

Bear.-Bro. John F. Bear was born Nov. 2, 1852; died Nov. 9, 1926, at his home (where he always resided) at Mechanicsville about midway between East Petersburg and Manheim, Pa.; aged 74 y. 7 d. On June 27, 1874, he was married to Fanny Gingrich, who survives. This union was blessed with three daughters, one of whom preceded him to the spirit world in 1878 aged two years. A son-in-law, (Bro. Levi H. Hostetter), who shared the home with them, also preceded him in death, June 29, 1912. The remaining daughters (Leona, wife of Ephraim M. Kauffman, and Mrs. Grace Hostetter) survive. One brother (Samuel Bear) is the last surviving member of a large family. Bro. Bear was always an active man, despite the fact that he had a leaking heart for years. He enjoyed his home and life in general, but we believe always with the thought in view, that at anytime, he may be suddenly called to meet his Maker. This however, was not God's way, for about four weeks before his death his heart began giving him trouble and one complication after another appeared to distress him, although not suffering pain. During his sickness he often expressed himself ready to go when the Lord sees fit. About 27 years ago he accepted Christ as his Savior, united with the Mennonite church at East Petersburg, and remained faithful to the last. His place in the service was seldom vacant. Funeral services were conducted Nov. 12, at the home, followed by services at the East Petersburg Mennonite Church, in charge of Brethren Frank N. Kreider, and John Gochnauer. Text, Jno. 11: 28, latter clause. The body was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.

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GOSPEL HERALD - Vol. XIX, No. 38 - December 16, 1926 - pp 815, 816

Eby.-Samuel P. Eby born in Waterloo Co., Ont., Sept. 15, 1827; died on Nov. 21, 1926; aged 99 y. 2 m. 6 d. He was a member of the Mennonite Church for 70 years or more. His wife preceded him in Nov. 1907. They had a family of 9 sons and 2 daughters of whom all but one son and one daughter survive him. The funeral services were conducted by Bro. Manasseh Hallman at the First Mennonite Church at Kitchener on Nov. 24, from Heb. 11: 15, 16. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Kinsinger.-Ida May Kinsinger was born Nov. 28, 1872; died July 1, 1926, after a brief illness resulting from a f all from an apple tree. She united with the Mennonite Church June 17, 1888, and was a member of the Casselman congregation, residing with her sister near the Casselman Church. Of the immediate family three brothers and one sister survive her. One brother (Daniel) preceded her to the eternal world a number of years previously. Her age was 53 y. 7 m. 3 d. Funeral services at the Casselman Church July 4, conducted by the brethren M. B. and N. E. Miller.

Shank.-Robert Edwin, son of Bro. and Sister Samuel Shank, of Broadway, Va., died Nov. 10, 1926; aged 1 y. 8 m. 14 d. Little Robert was sick about 10 days with influenza and pneumonia. He is survived by his parents, two brothers (Joseph and Stewart) and one sister (Catherine). The family and friends sorely feel the loss of this precious baby but bow in loving resignation to Him who doeth all things well. Funeral services at Zion Church conducted by Brethren J. L. Stauffer and A. G. Heishman. Text, 2 Thes. 4: 13.

"Sleep on, sweet babe,
And take thy rest;
God called thee home,
He thought it best."

Beachy.-Abraham, son of Bro. and Sister Benjamin Beachy, was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, Nov. 24, 1876; died Nov. 29, 1926 in the U. S. Soldier's Hospital at Washington, D. C.; aged 50 y. 5 d. He leaves his aged father and mother, three brothers and 5 sisters (Menno, Moses, Maryann, Katie, Anna, Lizzie, Vera). Twp sisters preceded him in death, Susan and Sara. He united with the Mennonite Church at Arthur, Ill., at the age of 23. Funeral services were held in the home of the parents in Howard Co., Ind., by E. A. Mast in German and N. M. Slabaugh in English. Burial in the Christner Cemetery.

Esch.-James Herman, youngest son of Samuel and Minnie Esch, was born near Denbigh, Va., Feb. 16, 1922; died near Morgantown, Pa., Nov. 17, 1926; aged 4 y. 9 m. 1 d. Little James was found in a well after about 5 hours of searching. The well was considered safe, but proved otherwise. It is hard to part with one we loved so dearly, but with hearts of submission we want to calmly say, "Thy will by done." He leaves father, mother, 4 brothers, 3 sisters and many relatives and friends. Funeral services conducted at the Conestoga A. M. Church by
Bro. S. E. Allgyer, assisted by Bro. J. S. Mast. Text, Matt. 19: 14. Interment in cemetery nearby.

"Little loving hands are folded,
On a quiet peaceful breast,
Little sparkling eyes are closed,
Unto everlasting rest."

Schantz.-Joseph R., son of Bro. and Sister Joseph Schantz, was born Aug. 17, 1888, at Fulda, Minn., died Nov. 28, 1926, at his home near Beemer, Nebr.; aged 38 y. 3 m. 11 d. He leaves father and mother, six sisters, four brothers, sixteen nephews and nieces, and a host of neighbors and friends to mourn his departure. Bro. Joseph was always obedient to his parents, loyal and true to the Church, honest and upright with all men. Though he was a man of few words he won a place in many hearts by his integrity and brotherly kindness to all. Funeral services at the house were conducted by Bros. Peter Oswald and J. H. Birky, and the church by Bros. J. W. and P. O. Oswald. Interment in Beemer Cemetery. To the bereaved ones we wish such comfort and consolation as can only come from above. "We mourn not as they that have no hope."

Mehl.-Lucinda, daughter of Joseph and Katherine (Berkey) Hochstetler, was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, Dec. 4, 1847; died at the home of her son Otis, near Middlebury, Ind., due to a complication of diseases which for four years she bore with great patience. She was a kind and loving mother. She was united in marriage to Jacob C. Mehl Sept. 4, 1970*. To this union were born nine children (Mrs. John D. Miller, Mrs. Moses P. Hostetler, Mrs. Enos Mishler, Mrs. Elmer Risser, Webster, Mrs. Elmer Hostetler, Mrs. Earl J. Norris, Otis E., and Mabel Grace). Her husband, Webster, and Mabel Grace preceded her in death. She leaves 7 children, 41 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, 3 brothers, and 2 sisters. She united with the Mennonite Church in her youth and remained faithful to death.

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

Funeral services were held at the Forks Church Dec. 8, conducted by her pastor, Allen Yoder of Silver Street Church, assisted by Oscar Hostetler.
*Transcriber's note: Typed as printed. Should probably be Sept. 4, 1870.

Hertzler.-Catherine, daughter of Abram and Mary Weber, was born in Cumberland Co., Pa., Sept. 30, 1846; died Nov. 24, 1926, at her late home in Mechanicsburg, Pa., after a few days' illness; aged 80 y. 1 m. 24 d. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother and is greatly missed by all. She was united in marriage to Christian B. Hertzler March 15, 1877. She is survived by her aged husband and the following children: Mary Hertzler; Barbara, wife of E. J. Lauver; A. W. Hertzler; H. C. Hertzler; Anna, wife of Geo. Zimmerman; Alice, wife of S. M. Musser; Leah, wife of S. B. Hershey (deceased); Susan, wife of Isaac Ranck; N. Z. Hertzler; D. Z. Hertzler; also 22 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. She was the youngest of her family and is the last one to go. Funeral services were held Nov. 22, with short services at the home and further services at the Churchtown Mennonite Church, conducted by Bro. C. B. Hess and Bro. John H. Mosemann. Text, Job 14: 10. Remains laid to rest in Mt. Zion 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." By the family.

Ramseyer.-Joseph Ramseyer was born near Paris, Ohio, Feb. 10, 1850; through the affliction of plural pneumonia, which covered a short period of time his earthly life closed in the sleep of death Nov. 28, 1926; aged 76 y. 9 m. 9 d. He united in marriage with Elizabeth Smiley Nov. 28, 1873, and together they established their home on the farm where they now reside. To this union were born 5 children (John, Mary, Clara, William and Henry), William died in infancy and Clara preceded him in death Nov. 3, 1918. There remain to mourn his departure his beloved life companion, two sons, one daughter, ten grandchildren, two brothers, four sisters, with a large circle of near relatives and friends. In early life he confessed Christ as his Savior and united with the Amish Mennonite Church. He was always interested in the Master's work and in the activities of the church. His place in worship was seldom found vacant, and he was ready to give council and support whenever needed. Services were conducted by the brethren, J. S. Gerig (Text, Jas. 5: 11) and O. N. John (Text, Jno. 11: 11). Interment in the Oak Grove Cemetery.

"Father, thou hast left us lonely,
Here our loss we keenly feel;
But twas God who hath bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal."

Brunk.-Catherine Brenneman Brunk, daughter of John M., and Sophia Brenneman, was born in Franklin Co., Ohio, Dec. 10, 1849; died at Gulfport, Miss., Nov. 19, 1926; aged 76 y. 11 m. 9 d. She was converted and united with the Mennonite Church at 16 years of age, and in all her life manifested a strong faith in her Christ. She was married to D. S. Brunk of Harrisonburg, Va., Dec. 25, 1876. To this union were born three sons and two daughters, one daughter dying in infancy. The two surviving sons, J. B. Brunk and J. M. Brunk, are now residing with their families at Lyman, Miss. Jesse H. Brunk died near Newton, Kans., in 1915, leaving Mrs. Myrta Brunk with three girls. She and her girls have been residing in Lyman the past four years. Mrs. Anna R. Rhodes, the only surviving daughter is now residing at La Junta, Colo. She visited with her mother during the last spring. She could not be present during the last sickness of her mother, bu t she was faithfully nursed and cared for by her daughters-in-law who were in Mississippi during the time of her illness. We all feel very keenly that we have lost a faithful and devoted wife and mother, but we know that our loss is her eternal gain. We believe she is now rejoicing with her Savior, and loved ones gone before. The remains were taken to Elida, Ohio, for burial where the two surviving sisters, Mrs. Anna Good and Mrs. John Blosser, are living and where she lived with her husband and family the first twenty-seven years of their married life. Her husband, children, fifteen grandchildren, many relatives and friends will miss her, but rejoice in her eternal peace. The funeral was held at Elida, Ohio, Nov. 22, with Bro. Geo. Ross as the main speaker. Text, Phil. 1: 21.

Yoder.-Peter S. Yoder was born in Somerset Co., Pa., Apr. 26, 1853; died at his home in Kalona, Iowa, Dec. 2, 1926; aged 73 y. 7 m. 6 d. On Apr. 12, 1866, he with his parents arrived in Johnson Co., Iowa, where he resided until two years ago, when they moved to Kalona, where he lived until death took him away. On Oct. 14, 1877, he in company with a class of 20 others was baptized into the Amish Mennonite Church, remaining a faithful member till death. On Jan. 29, 1882, he was united in marriage to Sarah Miller. To this union were born 6 children of whom Joseph, the oldest preceded him in death. Those yet living are John P., Alvin M., Marion L., and Mary A., wife of Melvin Miller, (the two latter being twins) and Ora P. He leaves his wife, 5 children, 10 grandchildren, 3 brothers, 5 sisters, and many relatives and friends. He was in usual good health until about 3 months ago, when he began ailing which gradually became more severe until death came to relieve him, the primary cause of his death being heart trouble although other complications set in during the last days of his illness. Even the last few days that he lived when asked concerning his condition, he always expressed himself as being somewhat better, always patiently bearing his affliction until the time came for him to change the scenes of time for those of eternity.

"Farewell to you, dear wife and children,
We know that God does all things well;
You all must also sometime meet Him,
But when, no one but God can tell."

Yoder.-Abner F. Yoder was born in La Grange Co. Ind., Feb. 10, 1858; died Nov. 6, 1926; aged 68 y. 8 m. 27 d. At the age of 23 he united in marriage with the now bereaved widow, Susan Eash. To this happy union came 6 children. The deceased accepted the Lord and was upon confession of faith by baptism received into the Amish Mennonite Church in the year 1884. He has shown a deep interest in the Lord's vineyard while there. In 1903 the family moved to Calhan, Colo., where they lived 9 years. By living in that district in its pioneer years (which also was a religious center) still bears the name Yoder to this day. In 1912 the family moved to Hubbard, Oreg. and in 1923 to Salem. On Easter day, April 16, 1921, Bro. and Sister Yoder were received into the Mennonite Church of Pratum by right hand of Christian fellowship. The unassuming Christian honesty, love, and good will to all has been the outstanding feature by which we remember him. While living in Salem the deceased would find quite a little of his time occupied on his farm near Hubbard. He retired as usual on Friday evening and was found with closed eyes and hands abreast lifeless next morning. Apparently he passed away while in sleep without a struggle. Like Enoch he walked with God and was not for God took him. He leaves his wife, 4 sons (Perry M., Levy A., Ira M., Sam. S.), and 2 daughters (Nellie Johnson and Bessie Yoder), 14 grandchildren, 2 brothers, 3 sisters, and a host of friends and relatives. The funeral was held at the Zion Church and his body was interred in the graveyard near by. Bro. Troyer made the opening by reading 1 Thes. 4: 13-18 and prayer. Bro. S. S. Baumgartner read the obituary and spoke on the text, "For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain" and Bro. J. M. Franz spoke briefly on, "I am the resurrection and the life."

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GOSPEL HERALD - Vol. XIX, No. 39 - December 23, 1926 - pp 830, 831

Bricker.-Amos Bricker was born at Roseville, Ont., and died at his home in Kitchener, Ont., Dec. 2, 1926, in his 71st years. He was married to Ann Rosenberger, who with two sons and two daughters, nine grandchildren, four brothers and four sisters mourn his departure. Several months ago he accepted Jesus as his Savior and found peace for his soul. Funeral services were held Dec. 5 at the First Mennonite Church conducted by C. F. Derstine and G. B. McLennan. Burial in Woodland Cemetery.

Boone.-Frances Wayre Boone died Dec. 6, 1926, at the home of her son, Joseph Boone, near Port Royal, Juniata Co., Pa., from the infirmities of old age. She was aged 84 y. 3 m. 7 d. She is survived by 6 sons, 1 daughter. The funeral was held Dec. 9, with burial in the Mennonite cemetery near Port Royal, Pa.

"Death has called away dear mother,
In the lonely grave to lie;
Yet her soul is sweetly resting
In that home beyond the sky."

Yoder.-Susanna, wife of Ira D. Yoder, of Dover, Del., and daughter of Mrs. Lydia Brenneman, of Elk Lick, Pa., was born Feb. 28, 1880; died of tuberculosis Dec. 7, 1926. She was married to Ira D. Yoder Sept. 2, 1906. To this union were born seven children (Jonas, Milo, Daniel, Iddo, Noah, Harvey and Gideon), all of whom survive. She leaves also her husband, mother, two brothers, and two sisters. Services were conducted at the house by David Y. Miller, of Dover, Del., and Benj. Byler and Jonas Byler of Lancaster, Pa. Burial was made in a nearby cemetery.

Schlabach.-Shem Cornelius, infant son of Elias and Minnie Schlabach, was born Nov. 27, 1926, and brought cheer to the hearts of the family for a few days, but contracted influenza, and all that human hands could do could not save him, for God took him Dec. 5, 1926, to where he will know no more sickness or pain, leaving father, mother, 2 sisters, 2 brothers, and a grandmother. Funeral services were conducted at he home of the parents near Thomas, Okla., Dec. 6th, by brethren John Slagel and Alva Swartzendruber. Text, Luke 18, 15-18.

"Sleep on, dear child, and take thy rest,
God's peace rests on thy gentle breast.
Altho' thou hast left us lonely,
We know God's ways are always best." The parents.

Horst.-Levi L. Horst was born at Chambersburg, Pa., Aug. 27, 1860; died of apoplexy Dec. 3, 1926; aged 66 y. 3 m. 6 d. He was injured Oct. 30, when he was hit by an automobile from which he suffered five weeks. He was married to Susan Koontz, Sept. 13, 1883, who survives; also the following children; Daniel K., Lehman K., Clarence K., Emma S., wife of Edgar Parmer, Irene A., wife of John H. Lehman, Harvey K., and Elmer K. He was a member of the Chambersburg Mennonite Church for forty years, where funeral services were held, with burial in the adjoining cemetery. Services conducted at the house by Bro. Joseph Lehman and at the church by Bros. J. S. Burkholder and J. I. Lehman. Text, Isa. 33: 17 The children were all at the funeral, except one who is in Washington for his health.

Mack.-Elizabeth F., widow of John S. was born in Montgomery Co., Pa., July 16, 1851; died from a complication of diseases, at the home of her brother, Samuel F. Hackman, Dec. 3, 1926; aged 75 y. 4 m. 17 d. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church at Franconia. Sister Mack lived in widowhood for thirty-one years. She is survived by one brother (Samuel F. Hackman) and one sister (Catharine, wife of John N. Halteman). She was preceded in death by one sister and one brother and an adopted daughter. Funeral was held from her late home Dec. 9, 1926, with further services at the Franconia Mennonite Church by the home ministers. Interment in cemetery adjoining the church. Text, Phil. 1: 23.

"The room is quiet, all is still,
The chair is vacant, 'tis God's will;
So long you waited for your rest,
We know God does just what is best." A Nephew.

Zimmerman.-Nancy (Burkholder) Zimmerman was born at Newville, Pa., Nov. 17, 1854; died Nov. 8, 1926, at Eberly's Mills, Pa.; aged 71 y. 11 m. 21 d. She united with the Diller Mennonite Church in her youth and was a faithful member until death. She was married to Amos Zimmerman, who preceded her in death. To this union were born 5 children­John (deceased), Amos B., Phares B., Anna (Mrs. Charles Shelley), Abram L. She also had 2 step-children­Ella (Mrs. Daniel Hertzler) and Nathaniel M. She had been ailing for several months until 2 weeks before death she suffered very severely with a cancerous growth. She had a desire to go home and be with Jesus. During her sickness she mentioned several times, "I want to go home." Services were conducted at the house by Bro. Christian Hess, and at the State Hill Church by Bros. John H. Mosemann and Samuel Hess. Buried in adjoining cemetery. Text (selected by family), John 16: 22, and Bro. Mosemann's text was John 5: 24, 25.
By a granddaughter.

Smith.-Mame L., wife of Jacob Smith, was born Aug. 22, 1873; died at her home near Central Manor, Pa., Nov. 25, 1926, after a lingering illness of one year; aged 53 y. 3 m. 3 d. She leaves husband and 5 children (Clarence H., Anna M., wife of Benj. G. Hess, Walter H., J. Roy, and Norman H.); also 2 grandchildren, an aged mother (Mrs. Elizabeth Hackman), 2 sisters and 2 brothers. She accepted Christ as her Savior in the days of her youth, and was a member of the Mennonite Church for a number of years. Many times during her affliction she expressed her desire to leave this world, although she was so blessed as to suffer no pain, and meet her friends who were many, to visit her during her illness with a smile, and on Thanksgiving morning she peacefully fell asleep in the arms of One who doeth all things well. Funeral services were held form her late home on Nov. 28, by Bro. J. C. Habacker, and further services at the Millersville Mennonite Church by Bro. John K. Charles and Bro. John Mosemann. Text, Job14: 10. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Schultz.-Elizabeth Litwiller was born near St. Agatha, Ont., on Oct. 5, 1846; died Nov. 8, 1926, 1926; aged 80 y. 1 m. 23 d. She was united in marriage to Bro. Mennon Schultz May 22, 1866. He preceded her in death a little over six years ago. This union was blessed with 11 children of whom 2 died in infancy, and a daughter, Elisabeth, at 14 years of age. She accepted the Lord Jesus as her Savior and joined the Amish Mennonite Church in her youth, and was faithful to the end. She was sick over a year from Bright's Disease and at times suffered greatly, but she bore her burden patiently, waiting for the day of her release to be at rest with Jesus. She leaves 6 sons and 2 daughters: Nancy, wife of Peter Boshart; Christian; Menno; Peter; John; Enos; Matty, wife of Daniel B. Zehr; and Samuel, all of this community; and one adopted daughter, Emma, wife of Sol C. Richer, Goshen, Ind. There also remain 21 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, 1 brother, and 1 sister. The funeral took place on Dec. 2, 1926, at her late home with her son, Enos, near Poole, Ont., and at Poole A. M. Church. Burial in the adjoining cemetery. Services at the house were conducted by Peter Zehr, and at the church by Daniel Lebold (John 5: 24-29), and Daniel Jutzi (Rev. 19: 9). P. B.

Hartzler.-Jesse B. Hartzler of Belleville, Pa., died at his home on Friday, Nov. 19, 1926, at the early age of 36 y. 7 m. 20 d. Cause of his death, plural pneumonia. The death of Bro. Hartzler came as a terrible shock to our entire valley, C. B. Hartzler having died only two weeks before. In his early boyhood days he united with the Allensville congregation and was a faithful, consistent member until death called him home. During his sickness he seemed to be conscious of the fact that he could not recover and made full provision for his wife and family before he passed away. He was fully resigned, saying many times during his last sickness that he would much rather die and go home to God than get well. He was anointed with oil in the name of the Lord and a number of prayers were offered in his behalf, but God called him home from this world of sorrow and suffering and he died happy in the Lord. His sorrowing wife and three small girls, besides a host of friends, remain to mourn the loss of a kind, devoted husband and father and a good neighbor. Funeral services in Allensville Church Nov. 21, was perhaps the largest funeral ever held in this church. Services conducted by his home ministers, E. H. Kanagy and Joshua B. Zook. Interment in the cemetery nearby.

Hartzler.-Christian B. Hartzler of near Allensville, Pa., died Nov. 6, 1926; aged 65 y. 7 m. 11 d. Three years ago he suffered a severe attack of heart trouble, and while he recovered in a measure, he was never very strong afterwards. He did light work, working most of the time until two weeks before his death, when he took sick with neuralgia and pneumonia. His suffering during his last sickness was very severe at times, till death relieved him of all pain and earthly cares and the Father called him home. He had the work of the Church close at heart and his seat was seldom vacant when health permitted him to attend. He served the Church as janitor and trustee for a number of years and gave much of his time in repairing and caring for the church buildings and grounds. When a young man he united with the Church and remained a faithful, consistent member till death. On Feb. 1, 18876, he was united in marriage with Fanny R Kauffman, and they spent a happy married life together. There were born to this union five boys and four girls, three of whom died in infancy. His sorrowing wife, four sons, and two daughters survive him. In the passing away of Bro. Hartzler the Church as well as the home sustained a substantial loss. His father was Benjamin Hartzler, a life-long resident of the Valley. Funeral services were conducted in the Allensville Church by D. B. Raber and Joshua B. Zook. Interment in the cemetery nearby.

Esh.-Rebecca M. Esh, daughter of Yost and Barbara Hartzler, was born near Allensville, Pa., March 22, 1857; died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. C. Helfrick, Dec. 5, 1926; aged 69 y. 8 m. 13 d. She was united in marriage to Levi C. Esh in 1876. To this union were born 5 daughters and 4 sons. Her husband preceded her to the spirit world. She leaves 2 daughters (Linda, wife of Christ Roth, and Rachel, wife of A. C. Helfrick), and 4 sons (John, Marion, Samuel, and Levi), 3 sisters (Mrs. Levi Zook, Mrs. Eli Kanagy, and Mrs. John Smucker), two brothers (J. Y. Hartzler and J. A. Hartzler). One sister and one brother preceded her in death. She united with the Mennonite Church in her youth and lived a consistent life until death. Her seat was seldom vacant in church. Mother has been in failing health the last two years. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, and is greatly missed, especially by her daughter Rachel and granddaughter Gladys, who so faithfully waited on her. We realize that God's ways are best so we humbly bow to His will. Mother has labored long and hard and has accomplished well the purpose of life and we gladly give her back to God who gave her. She made all arrangements for her funeral. According to her wish the funeral was conducted and the sermon preached by J. B. Zook in English and J. L. Mast in German.

"The dearest name to mortals given,
The sweetest name this side of heaven,
The name by infant lips first spoken,
Of love supreme 'Mother' is token." By a daughter.

King.-David H., son of Samuel and Magdalena King, was born near Wooster, Ohio, April 28, 1834; died Nov. 26, 1926, at the home of his daughter in Newton, Kans., aged 92 y. 6 m. 29 d. At the age of eight years he came to Marion Co., Ill., where he grew to manhood. On April 3, 1959*, he was married to Barbra Zook near Bloomington, Ill. Together they lived in Illinois until February, 1886, when they moved to Larned, Kans. In September, 1891, mother passed to her reward. For some time he kept house for the younger brothers, sometimes alone, and later traveled quite a bit. He never seemed to have a permanent home after mother had passed on. He visited much, won many friends, was very sociable, always remembering the children he met, and also ready to help any one in need. This was one of his outstanding characteristics. He never held a grudge or ill-will against any. He was converted the year he was married, joined the Mennonite Church, and lived up to all the light he had. Those left to mourn are two full sisters (Barbara Lund and Magdalena Plank), 2 half-sisters (Eva Wagler and Adina Heiser), 4 half-brothers (Adam, Christian, Simon, and John), 6 children (Mary Isaabelle Neuhauser, Samuel B., Emanuel J., David S., Benjamin J., and Amos E.), 39 grandchildren, and 81 great-grandchildren. A son (Joseph), and a daughter (Josephine), had passed on before. Five weeks before his departure he had a severe cough but soon rallied of that and gradually got weaker and then very calmly and peacefully fell asleep. A sermon was preached on Sunday afternoon by T. M. Erb (Text, Job 5: 26), and on Monday his remains were shipped to Larned, Kans., and at the Pratt M. E. Church the final funeral was conducted by R. M. Weaver of Harper, assisted by the pastor of the M. E. Church. Text, Genesis 5: 24. He was then laid to rest beside his wife, to wait the final resurrection. "Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like his."
By his daughter.
*Transcriber's note: Typed as printed. Should probably be April 3, 1859.

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GOSPEL HERALD - Vol. XIX, No. 40 - December 30, 1926 - pp 847, 848

Steckley.-Max Lavern, son of Dan and Lydia Steckley, Albany, Oreg., died of a complication of diseases, Dec. 6, 1926; aged 2 y. 5 m. 22 d. He leaves father, mother, 2 brothers, 2 sisters, one great-grandmother, 2 grandfathers, one grandmother, uncles, aunts, cousins, to mourn his early departure. He spent most of his short earthly life as a sufferer, but we are confident that he has gone to the world where suffering will not be known. Funeral services conducted from the Albany Mennonite Church, N. A. Lind officiating. Burial in Riverside Cemetery.

Myers.-Christian, son of Jno. and Catheran Myers, was born in Putnam Co., Ohio, Feb. 10, 1842; died Dec. 11, 1926; aged 84 y. 10 m. 1 d. At the age of 24 he was united in marriage to Barbara Dangler. To this union were born six sons and six daughters. Three sons and five daughters preceded him in death. His wife died June 25, 1924. In early life he united with the Mennonite Church leading "a quiet, consistent Christian life unto the end." His many friends will miss him. Funeral services at the Mt. Pleasant Mennonite Church. Conducted by S. G. Shenk. Texts, Job 14: 14; 16: 22; Eccl. 5: 20.

Miller.-Milo, son of Simon and Anna Miller, died at Bowville, Idaho, Oct. 24, 1926; aged 35 years. Two days before his death he was injured by a falling tree. He was removed at once to a hospital, and there gave his testimony to the doctor. "Tell my folks," said he, "that Jesus forgave my sins. I have been wicked, and He heard my prayers." The doctor forwarded this testimony to his parents at Aurora, Oreg. As far as we know he did not repent until after he was hurt, bu he had praying parents. God through His great love and kindness, forgave his sins, even so near the close of his life. What a great warning this should be to the unconverted.
A lover of God.

Good.-Elizabeth H. Good, aged 83 y. 10 m. 8 d., died at the home of her son, Harry H. Good, Elizabethtown, Pa., where she had been on a three weeks visit. She had her home with her daughter, Mrs. Amanda H. Nissley, for 35 years. The following children survive: Cyrus H., Mrs. Amanda Nissley, Ephraim H., Harry H., John H., Edwin H. Funeral services were held at the home of her son, Harry H., Thursday, Nov. 20, and at the West Green Church. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.

"Rest on, dear mother, your labor is o'er,
Your toiling hands will toil no more;
A faithful mother, true and kind,
No friend on earth like you we find." By the Family.

Fisher.-Maggie H., daughter of Harry and Tatja Fisher, was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., Nov. 3, 1871; died Dec. 8, 1926; aged 55 y. 1 m. 5 d. Early in life she united with the Mennonite Church and remained faithful until death. She was an invalid for over 30 years and bore her afflictions with great patience. Her simple faith brightened her invalid days, as one after another of the family departed this life, rejoicing in the confidence she had that while the family is growing smaller on earth it is growing larger in that heavenly home. Her parents, 6 brothers, and 1 sister preceded her. Five brothers remain. Funeral services were held at the Maple Grove Church by Bro. E. M. Detwiler assisted by Bro. J. H. Bare. Text, Heb. 11: 13-16.

Shantz.-Simon Stauffer Shantz was born near Baden, Ont., Oct. 8, 1856. In 1887 he was married to Carolina Christener. Their family consisted of four sons, one having preceded him to the glory world. During a period of extended illness he saw the necessity of being right with God. On March 15, he accepted Christ as his Savior and was received into the Church by water baptism. During his short Christian experience he gave definite evidence of forgiven sins and peace with God. He passed to his eternal reward on March 23, 1926, aged 69 y. 5 m. 15 d. He is survived by his sorrowing companion and three sons. Funeral service at the Geiger Church, in charge of Brethren Manasseh Hallman and Curtis C. Cressman. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Bard.-Emma G. Bard was born Sept. 2, 1866; died Dec. 11, 1926; aged 60 y. 3 m. 9 d. She leaves two children by a former marriage (Elvin A. Brubaker, and Mary A., wife of Albert Lockard), also her surviving husband (Simon S. Bard), and following children: Annie A. (wife of John Shuyler), Emma A. Bard, John A. Bard, and Simon A. Bard. Sister Bard was a faithful member and true companion, of a quiet disposition. Her seat in church was seldom vacant. Her sickness was only of eight days duration of pleuro pneumonia. Services at the home by Seth Ebersole and at Chestnut Hill Mennonite Church by Henry Longnecker and Seth Ebersole. Text, Heb. 11: 10, 16. Burial in the Lutheran Cemetery at Rohrerstown, Pa. S. E. E.

Linder.-Mary (Schmucker) Linder was born near Harrisburg, Ohio, Nov. 6, 1860; died at Harrisburg, Dec. 17, 1926; aged 66 y. 1 m. 11 d. She was united by marriage, to Joseph Linder, Jan. 23, 1890. She leaves her husband, one brother (Joseph Schmucker) one sister (Mrs. Joel Conrad) and a number of friends and relatives. Three brothers and three sisters preceded her in death. She was afflicted with dropsy for some time, until death relieved her. She united with the Mennonite Church in the fall of 1875, and remained faithful to the end. She was a regular attendant at Church when health permitted and her character and disposition were such as called forth the admiration of her neighbors and friends. Funeral services were held at the Beech Church, conducted by O. N. Johns assisted by J. A. Liechty, John D. Miller, and Alvin Hostetler. Text, Num. 23: 10. Interment in adjoining cemetery.

Lugbill.-Barbara, daughter of Christian and Katie Lugbill was born in France, Sept. 10, 1855. She came to America with her parents at the age of six and located near Leo, Ind. After the death of her parents she made her home with her sister, Mrs. John P. Stuckey, near Archbold, Ohio, where she died Dec. 17, 1926; aged 61 y. 3 m. 5 d. Barbara was the next to the youngest of a family of nine children. She is survived by 3 sisters, four brothers, and one sister preceded her in death. She confessed Christ as her Savior in her youth, united with the Amish Mennonite Church, and remained faithful until death. Funeral services were held at the Lockport Church near Stryker, Ohio, Dec. 20, conducted by E. L. Frey assisted by S. D. Grieser. Interment in Lockport 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."

Note from a family historian: "I was delighted to find this obit of a maternal great aunt. However, the birth year is wrong. It should be 1865 according to family historian Walter E. Stuckey. The 1865 date is corroborated, also, by her age at death and her age when the family immigrated which was 1872, and the fact that she was the youngest of nine. Her siblings were born from 1852-1862." Mona M. Mann

Hottenstein.-Jacob S. Hottenstein was born near East Petersburg, Pa., April 24, 1855. After an illness of 11 weeks of heart trouble he died at his home in East Petersburg, Dec. 2, 1926; aged 71 y. 7 m. 8 d. He was a faithful member of the East Petersburg Mennonite Church for about 36 years. His desire was to leave this world and be with Christ. He is survived by his wife (who before marriage was Susan N. Metzler), one daughter (Cora M., wife of Phares R. Moyer), one son (Wallace M.), nine grandchildren, one brother (Amos S. Hottenstein), and two sisters (Lizzie S. Hottenstein and Kate B. Harnish). Funeral services were held Dec. 6, at the East Petersburg Mennonite Church in charge of Bros. Frank N. Kreider and John H. Gochnauer. Text, Heb. 13: 14. Interment in adjoining cemetery.

"The parting here was full of pain,
But we shall never part again,
When we go home ;
Although it was so hard to part,
Help us to say with all our heart,
Thy will be done."

Horst.-Jonas B. Horst was born Oct. 2, 1835; died at the home of his son Henry near Dalton, O., Dec. 12, 1926; aged 91 y. 2 m. 10 d. He was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., and came to Ohio in 1837 with his parents, Jonas and Elizabeth (Buchwalter) Horst. In this delegation were his grandfather Christian and his brother David, his sister Mrs. Abraham Eschliman and his former sons (Jonas, Samuel, Benjamin and John), and two daughters (Mrs. J. Martin and Mrs. Burkhart). They located near North Lawrence (now Bowdil) where he grew to manhood. On Dec. 13, 1860, he was married to Mary Hursh. 9 children were born to this union. 6 sons and 1 daughter survive him. He was a member of the "Wisler" Mennonite Church and was well known in many Mennonite communities. Funeral services were held at Pleasant View Church Dec. 14. Benj. and Abram Good had charge of services. Deceased was the last of his father's family and on his mother's side the last of his generation, the late Henry B. Weaver of Weaverland and his sister Lydia Hershey being cousins. On the Horst side the late Joseph Horst of Maryland was also cousin.

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