Assorted Obituaries from early Fulton County Ohio
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FANNIE (Vonier) AESCHLIMAN
Fannie (Vonier) Aesch1iman, daughter of Andrew and Catharine Vonier, was born in Etoben, Alsace Loraine; *Franche, November 20, 1863. After being bedfast for four weeks she peacefully fell asleep at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Henry Richer of Wauseon, Ohio, Jan. 13, 1956, 
at the age of 92 years, 1 month, and 24 days. When she was 9 years of age she came with her parents to this country and settled near Archbold, Ohio.

On Apri1 10, 1883, she was united in marriage to Theophilus Aeschliman. This union was 
blessed with 5 children, 2 sons and 3 daughters: Jemima (Mrs. Aaron Klopfenstein), Mary (Mrs. Henry Richer), Lucinda (Mrs. Samuel Richer), and Enos Aeschliman, all of Wauseon, Ohio, 
and Ben Aeschliman of Archbold, Ohio. Her companion preceded her in death 23 years ago; 
also 1 daughter, Jemima, who passed away about a year ago. She leaves to mourn her 
departure: 4 children, 25 grandchildren, 14 great-grand-children, arid l-great-great-grand-child; 
also 3 sisters: Mrs. Ida Fether, Mrs. Cora Leininger, Mrs. Hulda Lauber, and 1 brother, Mr. Otto Vonier, and many other relatives and friends.

In her younger years she accepted Christ as her personal Saviour and united with the
Defenseless Mennonite Church, and later transferred her membership to the, Old Mennonite church of which she was a faithful member until death. She was a patient, kind and loving 
Mother and was interested in the spiritual welfare of her family. 

'Tis hard "to part with 'Mother, dear, 
No more to have her with us here; 
But yet we're glad,-if God saw best 
To take her home and give her rest, 
In Heaven to reign with angels fair, 
May our name, too, be written there.

Card Of Thanks
The family expresses. their heartfelt thanks for prayers, sympathies and flowers, and to all who assisted during the sickness, death and-burial of Mother. Fannie Aeschliman Family.


Elizabeth (Wyse) Aschliman
Mrs. Elizabeth A, (Lizzie) Aschliman, 78, of 306 Lincoln Street in Archbold, died suddenly early 
Monday morning at her home.  She was born at Rome, Iowa, moving to the Stryker area in 1911 and living in Archbold since 1945. She worked at Archbold Ladder Co. from 1950 to 1968 and was a member of the Lockport Mennonite Church neat Stryker.  She is survived by her husband, Cletus; two sons; Stanley of Stryker and Verdene of Archbold; two daughters; Mrs. Phyllis Roth of Fayette and Mrs. Richard (Shirley) Crampton of Fremont, Indiana ; 19 grandchildren; 15 great grand- children, and two brothers, Willard Wyse of Allegan, Michigan and D..B. Wyse of West Unity. Services will be held Thursday at 10:30 at the Lockport Mennonite Church with Rev, Keith Leinbach, Rev. Walter Stuckey and Rev: Archie Graber officiating. Interment will be in the Lockport Cemetery. Short Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.



Jacob Bernath
Jacob Bernath, son of John and Susan Bernath, was born July ?24, 1855 in German Township, Fulton County, Ohio; died at his home in Burlington, O., Sept. 16, 1944 at the ripe old age of 89 years, 1 month, 22 days.  On Sept. 27, 1874 he was united in marriage with Miss Fanny Lauber. To this union were born six sons and four daughters: Lewis, Charles, Frank, John, Harry, Jesse, Emma, Ella, Ida and Fanny.  On Dec. 4, 1891 his companion passed away.  On Feb. 22, 1895 
he was united in marriage with Miss Ida Bernath. To this union were born three children: Howard, Mabel and Florence.  All his brothers and sisters, a companion, two sons: Frank and Howard; 
two daughters: Ida and Fanny preceded him in death. 

He leaves a faithful wife and nine children: Mrs. A. M. Burkholder, Wauseon, O.; Lewis Bernath, Elmira, O.; Charles Bernath, Stryker, O.; John Bernath, Tedrow, O.; Mrs. Harvey Nofziger, Elmira, O.; Harry Bernath, Tedrow; Jesse Bernath, Delta, O.; Mrs. Lloyd Leu, Tedrow; -Mrs. Ralph Miller, Elmira; sixty grandchildren; eighty-five great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends 
to mourn his departure.

Card Of Thanks
The family wishes, to extend their most sincere thanks to their friends and neighbors for their as- assistance, floral offerings and sympathy shown during the sickness and death of their husband and father.  The Jacob Bernath Family.
 

JACOB BERNATH
154 Living Descendants
Jacob Bernath, 89, passed away in his home in Burlington, Saturday, Sept. 16, after a long 
illness. Services were held Tuesday afternoon in the Reformed Mennonite church, Lauber Hill, conducted by Wm. J. Rupp. Interment in church cemetery. Surviving are his wife; five sons: L.E., 
of Elmira, Charles of Stryker; Jesse of Delta; John and Harry of Tedrow; four daughters: Mrs. Andrew Burkholder of Wauseon; Mrs. Ella Nofziger of Elmira; Mrs. L. L. Leu and Mrs. Ralph 
Miller of Archbold; 60 grandchildren; and 85 great-grandchildren-all of whom are living.
 



1918 THREE KILLED
Three Victims of Accident  are Perry Nofziger, Alma Grieser and  Eve Burkholder
Five Cousins Victims of Auto Accident at Archbold Sunday that Proves Fatal to Three - Perry Nofziger, Alma Grieser, Eva Burkholder.  One of: the most shocking accidents of recent years in Fulton county was that which occurred last Sunday night on the Main street crossing of the New York Central railway in Archbold. Five young people; all cousins, were returning to their homes in 
a Ford automobile after having spent the day with an uncle, Mr. Peter Burkholder in Archbold. They were driving north through Archbold and at the New York Central crossing were compelled 
to stop to allow an east bound freight train to pass. Witnesses state that it was between 8:30 and 9:15 when the accident occurred and the gateman was not on duty; it is also stated by some that an automobile preceded the one in which the young people were riding and crossed the tracks immediately after the freight train had passed. The auto in which the young people were riding followed the first auto, but the step on the engine of the second section of fast passenger train No. 48, west bound, caught the rear end of their auto, carrying it about 100 feet, killing 
the three occupants of the rear seat and injuring the occupants of the front seat.  The dead are: Perry Nofziger, son of Mrs. Eli Nofziger, instantly killed, body badly mangled; Alma *Gireser, 22; daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Simon Grieser, instantly killed; body,. torn and: broken; Eve Burkholder,22, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Burkholder .of Pettisville, injured so badly that she was unconscious and died about, an hour after the accident occurred in the office of Dr. I. L. Coy.  The occupants of the front seat, who escaped with their lives, were: Harvey Grieser, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dan *Grisier, who sustained bruises on the head. and body, but  was able to walk about, and Bertha Burkholder, 20, daughter of. Mr. and Mrs. David Burkholder, sister of Eve Burkholder, who was killed, who suffered a severe shock, but sustained no visible injuries.  The dead and injured were taken to the nearby office of Dr. I. L. Coy, from which place the dead were; taken to the undertaking rooms.  The deepest sympathy is felt by the entire countryside for the families 
into which death has come in a  sudden and shocking manner.
 

ENGAGED COUPLE BURIED SIDE BY SIDE 
Three Victims of Accident  are Perry Nofziger, Alma Grieser and  Eve Burkholder
Funeral of Three Victims of Accident  Held At Same Time and Burial In the Same Cemetery
Probably the1argest number of persons that ever attended a burial in this county assembled at 
the Eckley cemetery Wednesday, April 10th, to inter the bodies of the three young people who were so suddenly snatched from life to death in the crossing accident in Archbold, Sunday evening, April 7th.  The funerals of the three victims of cruel fate were held at the three separate homes of their parents at 10:00 a.m. after which the three corteges met-at the cemetery at one time where the three bodies were viewed by all who wished; before they were laid side by side 
in their final resting places.  The funeral of Perry Nofziger, 28, was held at the home of his mother Mrs. Eli Nofziger, north of Pettisville.  The funeral of Alma Grieser, 22, was held *ot the home of her parents Mr. And Mrs. Simon Grieser north of Archbold.  The funeral of Eve Burkholder, 22, was held at the home of her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Burkholder south of Pettisville.
The body of Alma Grieser presented a most pitiful appearance; more especially as the body of promised husband Perry Nofziger lay in a coffin beside her. Instead of a happy wedding the couple were dead and mourned instead of *congratnlated by their friends. Their bodies were placed in adjoining graves to be near each other in eternal repose.

By ministers of the Amish-Mennonite congregations. There are no words to convey the great sympathy which the people of this vicinity feel for the relatives and friends of the departed. The sorrows of the community are small indeed in comparison with the grief of those nearer and dearer to the loved ones that have gone before. 
 

THREE YOUNG PEOPLE KILLED  TWO STRANGELY ESCAPED DEATH
(1918)
Five in Auto Struck By Fast Passenger Train At Archbold Main Street Crossing, 
Sunday Evening -Two Killed Instantly; One Died Shortly
The dead: 
PERRY NOFZIGER, 28, son of Mrs. Eli Nofziger of Archbold, Instantly killed. Body badly mangled. ALMA GRIESER, 22, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Simon Grieser. Killed instantly. Body torn and broken.   EVE BURKHOLDER, 22, daughter Mr. and Mrs. David Burkholder of Pettisville. Injured  so badly that she was unconscious and died in the office of Dr. I. L. Coy, at 9:40. About an hour after the accident.

The injured:
HARVEY GRIESER, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Grieser, bruises on head and body. Able to 
walk about.   BERTHA BURKHOLDER, 20, DAUGHTER OF Mr. and Mrs. David Burkholder and sister of the dead girl, badly shocked, but with no visible injuries.

At 8:30 Sunday evening five young people were in Perry Nofziger’s Ford. They were going north and had stopped at the N. Y. C. crossing in Archbold to allow an east-bound freight to pass. 
When the freight, had passed they drove across the track, in spite of the warnings of bystanders, as it was past the watch man's hours. They drove upon the other track at just the right time to be struck by the west-bound second section of fast passenger train No.43. The: locomotive struck 
the rear of the auto carrying it about 100 ft., The three were crushed and. killed while the two in 
the front seat escaped death. The passenger train stopped and the crew did, what they could to help. 
The dead and injured were taken to the nearby office of Dr. I. L. Coy, from which place the bodies of the dead were removed and given over to the undertakers.  The cousins had been spending Sunday at the home of their uncle Mr. Peter Burkholder in Archbold They were on their way to 
their homes when the accident *occured.  Upon examination of the auto in which the three in the rear seat met death on the crossing in Archbold, Sunday evening, it is easy to see that the three 
in the rear seat were scooped out of the machine and carried along and crushed by the cylinder heads and wheels of the locomotive while those in the in the *seas were left in the machine because the front of the auto was stopped by the coming in contact with the shanty of the watchman.

* as written



Amos C. BURKHOLDER
Amos C., son, of Peter and Barbara Burkholder, was born January 21, 1885, near Archbold, 
Ohio, and died instantly when his car was struck by a New York Central train in Archbold, Ohio 
on, November 25, 1952, at the age of 67 years, 10 months and 4 days.  Amos was united in 
marriage to Barbara Beck June 15, 1906.Their union was blessed with three children; Wilma Gallipolis, Ohio; LaVern of Toledo, Ohio; and Maynard, who resides on the home farm at Archbold. His wife, two brothers. and five sisters preceded him in death. There remain to mourn; his sudden departure, two sons; one daughter, five grandchildren and two brothers Noah of Archbold, and David of Blue Ball, Pennsylvania.  As a young man he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church of which he was faithfu1 member until his death.  He was a loving father and grandfather and will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him,

What did you do when the darkness fell 
And you knew that your day was done? 
I raised my eyes to the Hills – the Hills 
Where they have no need of the sun. 
And what, when the last face wavered 
and blurred And you stood in the night alone? 
A loved Voice whispered, Whispered 
my name, And a warm Hand covered  my own.
And what, when you came to the dark stream's 
edge In the wake of the death bitter strife?
He carried me lovingly through
And into the land of Life.

--Miriam Lind.

Card Of Thanks " 
We wish to express our heartfelt thanks to all the kind friends and neighbors who helped us bear our bereavement in the loss of our loved one, and we appreciate all the comfort, kind deeds and flowers. The family

Amos Burkholder Killed At Franklin Street Crossing
Unguarded NYC Franklin Street Crossing Scene Of Evening Tragedy;
East-Bound Fast Mail Strikes 
Car In Side; Papers Found

Amos Burkholder, 67, lost his life Tuesday evening, Nov. 25, at 6:58 when his 1941 Dodge, 
driven south on the unguarded Franklin Street crossing was struck broadside by East-bound mail train No.3148.   The car was knocked against a post, with Mr. Burkholder's body still in it.  Mr. 
Otis Hitt, at his' parents' home over a block away, heard the and with his mother drove over to 
the crossing. Mr. Hitt and neighbors who joined him found papers indicating the victim.   At the New York Central depot, operator Carl Unger, noting that the brakes on the mail train were set 
and throwing sparks, ran out. and signaled with a .light; The first indication the depot had of the accident was when Mr. Hitt telephoned Mr. Robert Kramer, R.R. clerk, telling what had happened. Mr. V. I. Manor, local NYC agent, and the train's conductor, reported the accident. The train engineer .was W. B. Long, Toledo, and brakeman was Mr. Christmas. Toledo Members of the train crew said the fireboy had seen the accident, and declared car was hit broadside. The front 
of the engine was damaged but the train was able to move on after waiting at the local station for about one-half hour.  West-bound train No. 73 halted here for about two minutes and then proceeded on toward Chicago. The body was recovered and removed by Grisier's ambulance called by railroad officials.

The deceased, a widower has three surviving children: Maynard, married and living at home; Lavern, Toledo; Wilma, Columbus.  Mr. Burkholder has spent part of his winters in Florida for several years. A retired farmer, he spent his lifetime in this community and was well-known. 



SIMON M. BURKHOLDER
Simon M. Burkholder, 70, passed I away in his home southeast of Archbold, Friday morning, following an illness of several days. During the past few years he was not in the best of health, 
but able to do considerable work. A service was held in the home, Tuesday, 2:00 p.m., and at 2:30, in the Rupp funeral home, Rev. Wm. J. Rupp officiating. Interment in Archbold Cemetery. Surviving are wife, adopted daughter Mrs. Otto Miller of Maumee, two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, four sisters and three brothers. 

Simon M. Burkholder 
Simon M. Burkholder, son of Daniel and Catherine Burkholder, was born in Henry County, March 22nd, 1874, and passed on, September 8th, 1944. Age: 70 years, 6; months and 13 days.  On April 11th, 1899, he united in marriage to Cordelia Oberly. They shared their lives together better than 45 years.  In 1909 they took Lillian into their home as their own. He lived his entire life in this community. He leaves to mourn: his deeply bereaved. companion, their daughter Lillian; three grandchildren: Joyce of Toledo, Otto Junior who is serving his country for 1½ years, and Gloria Ann at home, and two great-grandchildren. He also leaves three brothers and four sisters. His parents, four brothers and one sister preceded him to the Great Beyond.  He was a kind and, loving husband and father.  He was always interested in the welfare of others, serving in different organizations for many years.

Crossing the Bar Sunset and evening star, And one clear call for me! And may there be no moaning of the bar When I put out to sea. Twilight and evening bell, And after that the dark!  And may there be no sadness of farewell, When I embark! For though from out the bourne of time and place The flood may bear me far, I hope to see my Pilot face to face When I have crossed the bar.

Card Of Thanks
Weak words cannot express the deep regard and appreciation with which we hold the kind 
words and the kind deeds that came our way in the sad time of bereavement: that has come 
to us. We extend heartfelt thanks for abroad scope of kindnesses.
Mrs. Simon Burkholder and Family.



ELMER LANTZ
Elmer Lantz, 62, passed away, Friday in his home in Toledo. He had suffered a stroke the previous Monday. Funeral services were held In a Toledo mortuary, Sunday evening, and at the Union church, Pettisville, Monday afternoon. Interment in Pettisville cemetery. Surviving are wife, four sisters: Mrs. Cora Eicher of Ft. Wayne, Mrs. Chris. Rupp, Mrs. Clarence Rychener, Mrs. Harvey Rupp, all of Pettisville; four brothers: Mr. Sam. Lantz, Fayette, Mr. Ervin Lantz, Toledo, 
Mrs. Wm. Lantz, and Mr. A. J. Lantz, Pettisville. The deceased had operated a market in Toledo for the past ten years previous to that time living In Pettisville.



Melvin J. Schmucker 
On September 6, 1878, in Williams County, Ohio, Melvin J. Schmucker was born. When about twelve years of age he moved with his parents on a farm near Elmira, O., and twenty-three years ago he moved from there to his late home near Pettisville, O. The last three years he has been in failing health, finishing his course early in the *moring of May 16,1945, at the age of 66 years, 8 months and 10 days. 

In middle life he accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his Saviour and united with the Central Mennonite Church where he continued fellowship until the end.  On January 8, 1913 he was married to Mary Lantz whom he leaves mourning his departure; also one sister, four octogenarian Aunts, a host of Cousins, Nephews, and Nieces, are in bereavement. His parents and three Brothers preceded him. Only one member of the immediate family, his only Sister (Alma) Mrs. Howard Taylor of Stryker, O., remains. Melvin enjoyed company and during the years of poor health he spent many hours just looking out of the window for someone to come to visit him.

"Sometimes you went away For just a little while, And I could scarcely wait To see again your smile. I listened for your step, My hand was at the door, And what a joy it was To have you back once more.  "One day you said "Goodby," And went to see the King, His beauty to behold And precious sheaves to bring; In eagerness I wait The while I feel my lack. I'm looking hour by hour 
To see you both come back."

Card of Thanks
We are exceedingly grateful for the many expressions of sympathy in words, and deeds, and 
gifts, by so many friends during our recent bereavement. We thank you, one and all, for the consolation. 
Rev. Peter R. Lantz, Mrs. Melvin Schmucker. 



Mrs. Frank ( Grace Rupp) Weber
Grace W. Weber, daughter of Elias F. and Mary Rupp was born near Pettisv1lle, Ohio November 17, 1887. After an extended illness of more than three years she entered into eternal life April 7, 1947 at the age of 59 years 4 months and 20 days.  On December 17, 1912 she was united in marriage to Frank Weber. To them were born three children; Lucille, Lawrence and John. Soon after their marriage they moved to Phoenix, Arizona where they lived for four years then they moved to Toledo, Ohio where they resided for two years then moving to Wauseon and later to Pettisville to their present home.  When about fourteen years of age Mrs. Weber became a Christian and after moving to Wauseon she with her husband united with the First Methodist church under the pastorate of Rev. Dunham in 1920. For her Christianity was a way of life and it may also be said of her, "For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain." During her illness she bore her pain, patiently, courageously and cheerfully, content that God's will might. be done. Her faith 
in God did .not fail, but sustained and strengthened her during the years of anxiety and pain.

The surviving relatives are her, husband Frank Weber, one daughter, Mrs. Lucille Smith of Piqua, two sons, Lawrence and John, two grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Stella Lantz, one brother, Ralph Rupp and many other relatives and friends.
 

Rites on Friday for Mrs. Frank Weber
(April 1947)
Funeral services will be conducted for Mrs. Grace W; Weber, 59, from the Edgar Funeral Home 
at 2:30 Friday afternoon. Mrs. Weber, a former Wauseon resident, died Monday at her home in Pettisville.  She is survived by her husband Frank Weber, a daughter, Mrs. Lucille Smith, of *Picqua and two sons, Lawrence, a student at Ada and John, at home.



FLORA DIMKE 
(August 21, 1946) 
 Miss Flora Dimke, Pettisville school teacher for many years passed away Monday morning in Wauseon hospital after failing in health for several months. The body is at the Edgar funeral home, Wauseon, today, Wednesday, Aug. 21, and will be taken to the Pettisville Lutheran church at one o'clock where services will be held at 3:00, conducted by Rev. Charles Born of Toledo. Interment in Pettisville cemetery. Surviving are sister Clara, brothers Fred of Ft. Wayne and Will of Grafton, O., nieces and nephews. She was unable to finish her school year at Pettisville.



Mrs. Mary Zimmerman
(Dec. 1949) 
Mrs. Mary Zimmerman, 79, passed away at her home in Wauseon Monday of last week after a few days illness following stroke of paralysis. Funeral services were held last Thursday afternoon at First Congregational church, Wauseon. Interment in Lauber Hill, cemetery. Surviving are five daughters, two step-daughters, two step-sons, two brothers.

MRS. ZIMMERMAN
Mrs. Mary Zimmerman passed away early Monday morning at her home on Madison street. She suffered a stroke last Wednesday from which she never rallied. She was 79 years old.  Her husband Benjamin Zimmerman preceded her in death in 1919. Mrs. Zimmerman was a faithful member of the Congregational, Church, where she had held membership since coming to Wauseon from Ridgeville Corners, twenty-five years; ago

Five children mourn her departure. They are, Mrs. Minnie Rowe, Ridgeville Corners; Mrs. Bertha Smith, Detroit; Mrs. Byronna Wiseman,. Wauseon; Miss Vera and Miss Merlin Zimmerman at home. There are also five step-children, George Zimmerman, Clarence Zimmerman, Mrs. Oliver Ernst, Mrs. Fred Hoffman, and Mrs. Mary Longaker. 

Friends may call at the Edgar Funeral Home until Thursday noon.
Services will be held at the Congregational Church at 2:30, Thursday afternoon with the Rev. S. L., Beougher officiating. Burial will be in the Lauber Hill Cemetery.

Zimmerman Rites Held
Aged Resident Dies At Home Monday
Mrs. Mary Zimmerman, 79 well known. Wauseon resident, died Monday after a short illness. Funeral servces were conducted on Thursday at the First Congregational church with interment 
at the Lauber Hill cemetery.  Mrs. Zimmerman is survived by five children, Mrs. Floyd Smith of Delta, Mrs. Russel Rowe, of Ridgeville Corners, Mrs. Earl Wiseman. Vera and Merlin Zimmerman, of. Wauseon. Five step- children also survive. Mrs. Mary Longnecker, of South Bend, Ind., Mrs. Fannie Ernst, of Delta, Mrs. Fred Huffman, of Delta and George and Clarence Zimmerman , of Wauseon. Six grandchildren,. 40 step-grandchildren and 69 step great grandchildren survive as well as two brothers, Andrew and John f.



HAROLD BREHM 
Harold Brehm, 53, passed away Monday morning, July 21, 1947 at his home southeast of Delta. He had been ill since November; death was due to cancer. Funeral services will be held at Lauber Hill church Thursday afternoon at 2:30 with interment in church cemetery. Surviving are wife, four sons, one daughter, grandchild, three sisters, brother, mother, Mrs. Adolph Brehm.

Harold Brehm, 54, Taken By Death 
Funeral rites were held Thursday afternoon from the Lauber Hill church for Harold Brehm, 53, well known Fulton county farmer, ________ died Monday.
Rev. Joseph Byers conducted the services at 2:30 p.m. with interment at the Lauber Hill cemetery. 



SAMUEL KRIEGER
(March 1947) 
Samuel Krieger, 75, passed away Monday evening in the Delta Convalescent home after 17 weeks illness following a stroke. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 1:30 p.m., in the Edgar funeral home, Wauseon. Interment in Pettisville cemetery. Surviving are widow, three daughters, son, ten grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, brother and sister. 



Lydia M. Grieser
Lydia M. Grieser, daughter of John and Cathrine (Nofzinger) Baer, was born in Fulton County, Ohio, Sept. 13, 1873, departed this life at her home in Archbold, Ohio; Jan. 15, 1944 at the age of. 70 years, 4 months, and 2 days. On Nov. 3 1892 she was united in marriage to Jacob Grieser; they shared the joys and sorrows of life together for over 51 years. This union was blessed with four children (two sons and two daughters): Mrs. Ella M. Coon of Wauseon, Ohio; Charles J., Nelson R., and Mabel C., (Mrs. Lee Riegsecker) all of Archbold. 

She leaves to mourn their loss: her sorrowing companion; four children, 15 grandchildren, one brother, Joseph N. Baer of. Archbold, Ohio, and a host of other near relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, one son-in-law, three infant grandchildren, and .three sisters.  She accepted Christ as her personal Savior in her younger years and united with the Mennonite Church and remained faithful until death.  Mother enjoyed good health until t about a year ago, since then she spent most of the time in bed, bearing her suffering patiently and constantly expressing herself that the "Lord's" Will be done." All members of her immediate 
family live in the local community except one grandson, Victor Coon, who is in the South Pacific.

"Abide, O faithful Savior, 
Among us with Thy love
Grant steadfastness and help us 
To reach our home above.
.'A loving mother, so gentle and kind; 
What a wonderful memory she left behind. 
Long days, long nights she bore in patience,
Until God Himself, knowing what was best, 
Took dear Mother home and gave her eternal rest.

Card of Thanks
We want to express our sincere thanks to all our neighbors and friends for all acts of kindness during the illness, death and burial of my wife and our mother for flowers, help and every act of kindness. Jacob Grieser and family ]



GEORGE REITH
(JAN 2 1944) 
George Reith, age 94 passed away Sunday in the home of his niece, Mrs. Elmer Lantz at 1326 Kelsey avenue, Toledo. Funeral services will be held this afternoon *Wdnesday, at two o'clock in the Union church, Pettisville. Burial in Pettisville cemetery.  Mr. Reith was associated with the 
New York Central Railroad for 22 years. He is survived by a daughter, Miss Carrie Reith of Chicago, Illinois. 



SIMON RYCHENER
(March 4, 1944) 
Simon Rychener, age 72, passed away suddenly, Saturday afternoon, March 4, in his home in Pettisville. He had been failing in health the past few years suffering from heart trouble. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock in the Lauber Hill church conducted by Rev. Wm. J. Rupp. Interment in Pettisville cemetery. Surviving are two daughters, five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Charles of Pettisville and Menno of Harlingen, Texas. 



Katie Burkholder
(Feb 1944) 
Katie (Roth) Burkholder was born in Allen County, Ind., Nov. 22, 1859. At the age of five years she came with her parents to Fulton county Ohio, where she lived the remainder of her life. And died 
at the home of her sister, Mrs. Peter H. Short near Pettisville, Ohio, Feb. 3, 1944 at the age of 84 years, 2 months, 12 days.  On. November 19, 1903 she was married to Peter F. Burkholder, who preceded her in death April 7, 1917. 

In her youth she accepted Christ as her SAVOUR and LORD, and became a member of the Mennonite Church, and remained faithful to the end. Her kind and loving disposition was appreciated by all, and especially by children, She bore her affliction with patience, looking to 
the Lord for strength, and greatly enjoyed Scripture reading, Prayer and Singing.

There remain to mourn her departure: two sisters, Mrs. Anna Short and Mrs. Fannie Leichty; 
four stepsons: Daniel A., David W., Noah C., and Amos Burkholder, and one step-daughter, 
Mrs. Noah Kauffman; 39 step-grand-children, 133 step-great-grand-children, 18 step-great-great-grandchildren, many nephews, and nieces and other relatives and friends. 
There preceded her in death, one brother, three sisters, one step-son and three step-daughters. 
The funeral was conducted February 6 from the home of Mrs. Anna Short in charge of Brother 
Roy Sauder. At the Central Mennonite Church in charge of Brothers Walter and Simon Stuckey. Burial in Eckley Cemetery.

God knew that she was suffering, That the hills were hard to climb, So he closed her weary eyelids, And whispered Peace be thine, Away in the beautiful hills of God, By the valley of Peace so fair, Some time, some day, we know not when, We will meet our loved one there. 

Card Of Thanks  We wish to express our heartfelt thanks to all kind relatives and friends who in any way assisted during the sickness, death and burial of Mrs. Katie Burkholder. Mrs. Peter H. Short, Nelson Short and Family.



Mattie Rychener Schmucker
Mattie Rychener Schmucker was born in German Township, Ohio, January 2, 1852, and took her longed-for departure from this life at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Howard Taylor in Stryker, Ohio, Oct. 19, 1944, aged 92 years, 9 months and 17 days.   On January 18, 1872 she was 
united in marriage to Jeff Schmucker and this union wan blessed with four sons and one daughter. Her husband and three sons: Albert, William and Ellery preceded her in death. 

She leaves to mourn their loss: one son, Mel of Wauseon, Ohio, and one daughter, Elma, Mrs. Howard Taylor, and an adopted daughter Lola, Mrs. Claud Buehrer, both of Stryker, Ohio; one brother, Jake of Napoleon; 8 grand-children and 3 great-grandchildren; also many other relatives and friends.

In her early years she accepted Christ as her personal Savior and found Him precious to her 
through -out her many years of life. She was a, faithful member of the Mennonite church and her 
zeal, faith and devotion will long be remembered, not only by her family but by all who knew her.
Yes, she's gone and now is waiting In the cloudless realms of day And she's calling us to follow Where her steps have led the way. 

Card Of Thanks
There were so many ways in which kind neighbors and friends aided and comforted us, and helped whenever and wherever we needed help, that we wish to take this means of thanking 
one and all. 

The Family. --Mr. and Mrs. Howard Taylor and Family, /Mr. and Mrs. Mel. Schmucker, Mrs.. A. J. Schmucker and Family, Mr. and Mrs. Claud Buehrer.



VIOLA MAE QUILLET
Viola Mae Quillet, daughter of William and Elizabeth Rupp, was born Sept. 14, 1921, near Elmira, Ohio, where she graced as a jewel the home of her parents. She graduated from Archbold high- school in 1939, then attended business college in Toledo for a time, after which she was employed as bookkeeper with Saunders' builder supply at Wauseon, O.   On Sept. 24, 1941 she was united in marriage with Verl Quillet of near Tedrow where they were for a time engaged in farming.   When her husband was called in the service, she again engaged in bookkeeping at Wauseon foundry which she continued until early this present year.  Two children were born to them, Vitus Dean and William Howard.  She departed this life May the 8th, 1947, at Wauseon Hospital. 

There remain to mourn their loss, her loving husband Verl, and dear little Vitus Dean, her parents, four brothers and two sisters, John H. Rupp and Ervin W. Rupp of Archbold, O., Vernon G. Rupp 
of West Unity, O., Mrs. Kenneth Lauber, Fayette, O., and William, Jr., and Betty Ann at home with their parents. Also her husband's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Quillet and their family and many friends who became attached to her in her short stay; here. 

A lovely bud had burst to bloom, And made us glad a day But then came Death will all its gloom And made it fade away. Her fragrance; yet is with us here Thru memories always sweet, Oh!' may we meet again, Above; And make our joy complete.

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Word cannot express our appreciation for the many kindnesses shown us thru this time of deep sorrow.  The Family.



LEVI BECK
Levi Beck, son of Peter and Catherine Beck, was born near Archbold, Ohio, Aug: 7, 1869; died 
on May 8, 1947, at his home in Pettisville, Ohio, at the age of 77 years; 9 months and 1 day.  He 
was united in marriage to: Kate. Freyenberger, Dec. 5, 189? sharing the joys and sorrows of life together for over 53 years.

He leaves to mourn their loss his loving companion, 5 sons: William of Toledo,. O., Frank of Bryan, O., Edward of Toledo, O., Harvey of Pettisville, O., Walter of West Unity, O., also three daughters, (Edna) Mrs. Clayton Mininger, Wauseon, O., (Herma) Mrs. Simon Krieger living with her parents, and,(Lucille) Mrs. Albert Stull, Scottdale, Pa.; 22 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren: one brother, Eli; one sister Mrs. Eliza Amstutz, and a host of other near relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sons, one grand ____, one great-grandson, four brothers and three sisters.

Bro. Beck accepted Christ as his personal Savior in his younger years and united with the Mennonite Church of Fulton County, Ohio, and was a faithful member of the West Clinton Church unto death. He was a kind and loving husband and father, and a helpful neighbor. He enjoyed good health until about 18 months ago, when it began to fail and he gradually grew weaker, until last Thursday evening at sunset the Lord took him home.

"Oh dear father, how we miss you, Since your place is vacant here, But you'll 
never be forgotten  By the ones who hold you dear."

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We wish to thank all kind neighbors and friends for their acts of kindness, and words of sympathy and encouragement, during the sickness, death, and burial of our husband and father.  The Family



MRS.  ELLA  D. KING
We have come to pay loving; tribute to Mrs. Ella D. King who was born on June 5, 1861, and died May 23, 1947, at the age of 85 years. 11 months and 17 days. Early in life she confessed Christ as her Saviour and united with the Methodist church of Windham, Ohio. Sometime later she transferred her membership to the Missionary Church of Pettisville Ohio remaining a faithful member until death. 

Bereft by her departure are the following: one daughter, Mrs. D W. Nofziger, of Pettisville Ohio, two sons, Edward and Freeman of Windham, Ohio, eight grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren.  She spent most of her life in this vicinity 
with the exception of ___ty years that she lived in Portage, Ohio.Preceding her in death were her husband, two grandchildren, father, mother, sister and one brother. 

"MOTHER'. 
"Mother-She calmly rests. Her hands at last are still. 
Her many tasks are laid aside. For others to fulfill. 
Her faith was steadfast to the end, Her testimony-sure. 
Her weary body finds relief. In Christ she rests secure. 
by Bertha Canfield.

Card of Thanks
We wish to thank all who in any way assisted us during the illness at the time of the death and burial of Mother. The Family.



FRANCES THRESA MYERS
Frances Thresa Myers, born May 27, 1869, daughter of Ambrose and Thresa Miller, passed: away Dec. 24, 1947, at the age of 78 years, 6 months and 27 days. She was born and lived almost her entire life in and near Ridgeville Corners, Ohio.  She was united in marriage to Daniel Myers on Nov. 24, 1892. To this union four children were born: Clayton and Lee of Detroit, Mich., Rineldo of Delta, O., and Mrs. Ray Kinder of Wauseon. Her husband preceded .her in , death on Oct. 29; 1923.

She is survived by her three sons, one daughter, 9 grandchildren, two sisters: Mary Spengler, of Pettisville, and Elizabeth Myers of Ridgeville Corners; one brother, Ambrose Miler of Ridgeville Corner, and a host of other relatives and friends. 

Services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, Dec. 26, 1947, in the Penrod Funeral Home, Wauseon, O., and at 2:30 in the Congregational Church, Rldgevl1le Corners; with burial in the Ridgeville Corners cemetery. Rev. Wilard Thomas, Delta, officiated.

Card of thanks
We wish to express our sincere thanks to all neighbors, relatives and friends for their many kindness and sympathy shown during our recent bereavement Family of Mrs. Frances Myers.



JONATHAN BURKHOLDER 
Jonathan H. Burkholder, born Sept. 26, 1866, Henry County, Ohio, passed away Jan. 21, 1946 
at the age of 79 years, 3 months and 25 days. .Just a few days preceding his departure a major operation was performed but strength could not be regained. Marriage vows were exchanged 
with Emma Baer, Sept. 27, 1888. The home was blest with eleven : children, six having 
preceded him in death. Left to mourn his departure are his companion, five children: Eitha 
(Mrs. Martin Henry), Enos H., George E., Frieda (Mrs. Thomas Brinkman), and Frank E.; 
12 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; one brother Chris, of Wauseon, and one sister Mrs. Christina Eicher of Toledo; besides many other relatives and friends.  With the exception of the last three years spent in Archbold, the family lived for the most part in Henry County. Seven years ago last September they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. 

Early in his life he confessed Christ as Saviour and united with the Defenseless Mennonite 
Church at Archbold, O. For over 25 years he served as *deason of the same. His sincerity, stability, and earnestness shall never be erased from the church and community. All who knew 
him intimately regarded him as a wise counsellor and advisor. Why should our tears in sorrow flow, When God recalls His own, And bids them leave a world of woe For an immortal crown. Is 
not even death a gain to those Whose life to God was given? Gladly to earth their eyes they close To open them in heaven. His toils are past, his work is done, And he is fully blest He fought the fight, the vict'ry won, And entered into rest.

Card of Thanks
We wish to express our sincere appreciation to any way assisted or expressed sympathy during have during the illness, death, and burial of one dear to us. The Family.



EMMA BURKHOLDER
Emma Burkholder nee Baer, born Feb. 19, 1869, Henry County, Ohio, passed away May 18, 1947, at the age of 78 years, 2 months and 20 days. For the last 8 months her health was failing. At times she suffered severe pain but the last few days of her life she seemed to be regaining strength, and death came suddenly.  Marriage vows were exchanged with *Jonothan Burkholder, Sept. 27, 1888, The home was blest with eleven children, With the exception of nine years spent 
in Archbold and about one in Wauseon, she spent most of her life quietly on the farm. Eight years ago last September she with her husband celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. Early in her life she confessed Christ as her personal Saviour and united with the Defenseless Mennonite Church of Archbold, Ohio.  her departure are four brothers: Aaron Baer of Mt. Pleasant, Mich., Elmer Baer of Elkhart; Ind., Frank Baer of Archbold, Ohio, and Ira Baer of Remus, Mich.; one sister, Mrs. Jemima DeLong of Wauseon, Ohio; five children: Enos of Wauseon, George of Napoleon, Frank of Wauseon, Mrs. Martin Henry and Mrs. Thomas Brinkman, both of Wauseon, O.; 24 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.  Preceding  her in death were her husband, six, children, and two brothers.

Now our mother's task is o'er; Now her battle day is past; Now upon the farther shore Safely she 
is anchored fast. Father, in Thy gracious keeping Leave we now our mother sleeping. 

Card of Thanks
We wish to express our sincere appreciation and thanks to any and all who have in any way assisted or expressed sympathy during the illness, death, and burial of mother.
The Family.



Marion Earl Beaverson
Marion Earl Beaverson, son of Earl C., and Ilva Snyder Beaverson, was born in Clinton Township, Fulton County, Ohio, April 8,1924, and departed this life at the Wauseon Hospital, Sept. 1, 1945, having attained the age of 21 years, 4 months and 23 days. He resigned his will to God at the age of 18, expressing his desire to follow in the footsteps of his Saviour, to which call he remained obedient until death. 

He leaves to mourn: parents, two sisters and three brothers, Harvey, Rosemary, Jon, Eileen, and James. Also grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and a host of friends.
Services were held at the Reformed Mennonite Church, Lauber Hill, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 1945, at 3:00 p.m. conducted by Rev. Wm. Rupp.
 

Twilight Prayer 
Dear Shepherd, kind, who in the older day; Counted with care the flocks that reached the fold, Who saved the one that, lingering, lost the way And would have perished on the mountain cold: Hear Thou my prayer and guide my steps aright-- For I am lost in all-surrounding gloom-- Please, Gentle Shepherd, lead me to the light  And guard me safely all the way back Home. Dear Shepherd, kind, my footsteps have wandered far Away from paths the innocent have trod; My blinded eyes no longer see the light That beckons, guides, and points the way to God. Please take my hand, .lest I still further stray; Please guide my feet that they no longer roam; Forgive my sins and let me from this day Be worthy of the love that brought me home. 
By Pat Larkin. 
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We wish to thank the neighbors and friends for their sympathy and kindness shown during our bereavement.  Earl Beaverson



HARRY ELMER BURKHOLDER
Harry Elmer, little son of Stanley and Betty Grime Burkholder, was born October 18, 1945, near Archbold, Ohio, and departed this life July 18, 1946 at Memorial Hospital at Wauseon, Ohio, at the age of nine months, after an illness of nearly four weeks,  He leaves to mourn his early departure, his parents, three grandparents, one great grandmother, seven aunts and two uncles, and many other relatives, and friends; one grandfather having preceded him in death, Dear little Harry, You've gone to your rest, To dwell with the angels, And by Jesus be blest. Your voice which so often Has bade us rejoice, Will be mingled with loved ones, In a much sweeter voice. Your place will be vacant, Our hearts will be sad, But to know you're with Jesus Will again make us glad.  The funeral was held at the Short Funeral, July 20th, 

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The family wishes to express their heart-felt thanks to any and all who in any way assisted them during their sad bereavement.  The Family,

HARRY BURKHOLDER
Harry, 9-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Burkholder, passed away ear1y Thursday morning after four-weeks illness of spinal meningitis. Funeral services were held at Short funeral home Saturday afternoon at 2:00 conducted by Rev. Wm. Rupp, Interment in Archbold cemetery, Surviving are parents, grandparents, uncles and aunts.


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Sandra Kay Murphy
Little Sandra Kay, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Murphy, born March 1, 1941, at Pettisville, O., climaxed her stay on earth Sept. 16, 1945 at the age of 4 years, 6 months and 15 days. Saturday evening she eagerly arranged her clothing in preparation for Sunday School the next morning. When morning dawned her little body was ill and by mid-afternoon she was already with her Lord.  Her cheerfulness and very promising personality will be missed by her parents; one sister-Sue Ann; her grandparents; besides many other relatives and friends. 

EARLY DEATH
She passed away like morning dew Before the sun was high; 
So brief her time, she scarcely knew The meaning of a sigh. 
As round the rose its soft perfume, Sweet love around her floated;
Admired she grew--while mortal, doom Crept on, unfeared, unnoted. 
Love was her guardian angel here, But Love to Death resigned her;
Though Love was kind, why should we fear But holy Death is kinder ?
Hartley Coleridge.

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Your kindness and sympathy has been deeply appreciated. To any and all who have in any way assisted or expressed sympathy during the illness, death, and burial of our daughter we wish to give our thanks. Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Murphy.



MRS. MARY LAUBER
Mary Lauber, nee Bucher, daughter of Frederick and Mariah Bucher, was born, July 7, 1860, in Lucas County, Ohio.  On April 4, 1878, she was united in marriage with Samuel S. Lauber. To this union were born: twelve children.  In 1890 she became a member of the Reformed Mennonite Church and remained a faithful member to the end.  She was kind and loving mother, rich in wise counsel and admonition of her children; ever striving to set a blameless example before them and all those about her, that they might come out from the world and with her, tread the narrow path. 
She departed this life Saturday, October 27, 1945, at the age of 85 years, 3 months and 20 days. 

Her husband, one son, Lewis E., one daughter, Marjory, and four grandchildren preceded her in death. She leaves to mourn her loss, her five sons, Melvin C., Simon C., Elmer S., Floyd F and Earl V.; five daughters, Mrs. Cora Gearig, Mrs. Emma Beaverson, Mrs. Ida Henry, Mrs. Bertha Quillet and Mrs. Thornetta Leu; thirty-one grandchildren; thirty-nine great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends. 

Fare thee well our loving mother, Now released from fear and pain. 
We hope through Jesus' merit, That our loss to you is gain. 
May your prayers in time be answered, That we strive to emulate, 
The example of our Savior, Lest we meet a doleful fate.

Card Of Thanks
The family wishes to express heartfelt thanks and gratitude to the friends and neighbors who so kindly assisted and extended sympathy in our time of bereavement.
The Family.



WILLIAM ORVELL TAYLOR 
William Orvell Taylor, son of Orrin T. and Clarinda Peterson Taylor, was born in a log cabin he in the pioneer settlement near Winameg, Pike township, Fulton county, Ohio, May 31st, 1866. 
He passed away in his sleep in his home in Archbold early Monday morning, .November 12, 1945, at the age of 79 years, 5 months and 12 days, after ailing in health for seven months. He underwent an operation May 28th and a second operation September 7th with time planned between for recuperation. He seemed to be improving and gaining in strength, able to be about his home and take walks out-of-doors. But an over- taxed heart due too chronic asthma attacks, 
in addition to the extra strain from the operations, proved insurmountable. 

On February 23rd, 1896, he was united in marriage to Magdalena Rupp and to this union were born , three children: Orrin R., Vincent W., and Valetta M. His devoted wife and children survive him as do six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. His passing is the first break in his family circle.  When he was eight years old his father died of injuries in his saw mill. A younger brother, Frederick, died of what the pioneers called cabin fever, when a small boy. His mother died in the W. O. Taylor home in 1904. The last survivor of this family, he was preceded in death 
in 1941 by his older brother, James Morrell, a railroad engineer for 50 years, who passed away in Chicago and was buried in Archbold cemetery. W. O. Taylor, when a lad of eight, moved from Winameg to Archbold with his lately widowed mother and brother James Morrell, to a property at the south edge of Archbold's corporation that was left the little family.  When 17 years of age, he had attended school as long as there were classes for him, and worked in the local stave mill until he had pay of $400 coming him. He then started the first newspaper in Archbold, the Herald, one of the pioneer newspapers of this district. He operated it seven years, then in the years of 1893 
to 1904 was connected with publicity and promotion of the various World's Fairs and Expositions.  Returning to Archbold in 1905 he founded the Buckeye and continued as its active editor and publisher until his death. His family was associated with him in the business constantly, and he lived to see his publication merit many national and state awards for excellence and editorial content, and his editorials were reprinted throughout the nation.

He contributed much to the civic development and improvement of his beloved Archbold and community, believed in encouraging those who went ahead, and had great confidence in the 
future of his community.  If he had an outstanding characteristic it was thankfulness. His loyalty to his principles was echoed in his family's loyalty to him, and in the steadfast confidence of his friends. Funeral services at the Grisier Funeral Home, Thursday morning, November 15th, with interment in Archbold cemetery. 

Card Of Thanks
The fact that so many friends have shared with us in the sorrow that came in the loss of our beloved husband and father has given us comfort we cannot describe. We cherish every kindness, thought, and helping hand extended us and offer our heartfelt thanks to all. Mrs. W. O. Taylor and Family.



Simon G. Krieger 
Simon Glenn, son of Simon P. and Caroline Krieger, was born near Archbold, Ohio, July 4, 1910. Died in the home of Levi Beck, Pettisville, Ohio, May 21, 1945, at 5:35 p.m., at the age of 34 years, 10 months and 17 days.  On September 14, 1935, he was united in marriage to Herma Kathryn Beck. This union was blessed with one son Roger Lee and one daughter Kathryn Caroline. He was a loving, husband and father and although he had been in ill health for the last 7 years, he has had the strength and courage to carry on with a smile and a good word for everybody. He bore his last affliction of 11 weeks with fortitude and patience.

He leaves to mourn their loss: his wife, Herma; son and daughter, two brothers, 4 sisters, and other relatives and friends. His father, mother and one brother preceded him in death.

HE IS JUST A WAY 
I cannot say, and I will not say 
That he is dead.--He is just away!
With a cheery smile, and a wave of the hand, 
He has wandered into an unknown land. 
And left us dreaming how very fair 
It needs must be, since he lingers there. 
And you--O you, who the wildest yearn 
For the old time step and the glad  return,--
/We think of him faring on, as dear 
In the love of There as the love of Here: 
Think of him still as the same, I say: 
He is not dead---he is just away! 

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The family wishes to extend sincere thanks to the friends and neighbors, for floral contributions and other gifts, and also those who have aided during the illness and death of our loving husband and father. 
Mrs. Simon Krieger- and Children, Mr. and Mrs. Levi Beck.

SIMON KRIEGER 
Simon Krieger, 34, passed away Monday evening in the Levi Beck home in Pettisville, O., following an 11-weeks illness. Death was due to *uremic poisoning. The body will be at the Beck home until the funeral, Thursday afternoon, 2:30, at Penrod's funeral home, Wauseon, conducted by Rev. Wm. Rupp. Interment in Pettisville cemetery. Surviving are wife, daughter, son, two brothers, Ivan and Ora Krieger; four sisters, Mrs. Hulda Tuttle, Flint, Mich., Mrs. Elsie Brunthaver, Toledo, Mrs. Harry Miller, Archbold and Mrs. Harvey Beck.



Fannie Baumgartner Moll
Fannie Baumgartner Moll, daughter of Samuel and *Barbra Baumgartner, was born January 19, 1864, in Fulton County, Ohio; Died at the home of her son, Samuel, near Wauseon, Ohio, on July 27,1945, at the age of 81 years, 6 months and 8 days. She was united in marriage with Adam Moll, February 14th, 1886. To this union were born ten children, 6 sons and 4 daughters. Her husband and one daughter preceded her in death.

There remain to mourn their loss: six sons and three daughters; Ida Weber, Bryan, Samuel, Wauseon, Louis, Delta, Frank, Detroit, Michigan, Harvey, Wauseon, Clarence, Wauseon, Florence Myers, Delta, George, Delta, and Helen Ruffer, at ho me; twenty five grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and many other friends and relatives. She was a dutiful, loving Mother and 
will be sadly missed by her family and friends. 

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The family wishes to thank everyone for their kindness and sympathies shown during the sickness and death of their Mother.



Anna Short
(Katie Roth Burkholder was her sister)
Anna, daughter of John and Mary Ann Amstutz Roth was born in Allen County, Ind., August 6, 1864, died at her home near Pettisville, Fulton County, Ohio, September 2, 1945, age 81 years, 27 days.  As a child with her parents she moved from Allen County, Ind., to Fulton County, Ohio, where she lived the remainder of her life ( except a few years) on the farm where she died.  On October 8, 1885 she was united in marriage to Peter H. Short who preceded her in death November 21, 1935. To this union was born one son, Nelson, who survives. 

In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and lived a devoted Christian life to the end. Her constant concern was the welfare of her household and to give comfort and cheer to all with 
whom she came in contact. It was her joy and delight to be present in church services but due to physical infirmities she was deprived of this privilege for much of the last 10 years. She often expressed a deep gratitude to all who comforted her by singing Gospel Hymns and by Scripture reading and prayer. Even though she was in poor health for many years there was no apparent change in her condition until Sunday morning about ten minutes before her death when: part of 
the family were ready to leave for church, then after a few minutes of pain and distress she quietly passed away.

IN MEMORY OF Mrs. Anna Short, who passed away Sept. 2, 1945. There remain to mourn her departure, her son Nelson and his wife Allie, two granddaughters, Dorothy and LeAnna, one 
sister Fannie Liechty and many other relatives and friends.  Funeral services were held September 5, 1945 at the home, by Bro. Olen Nofziger and at the Clinton Mennonite Church 
by Bro. E. B. Frey and D. L. Sommers. 

"Oh, how we will miss our dear Mother, 
Her face no more we can see 
For the Savior has called her to glory, 
From pain and care set her free. 
"She ever was kind and attentive, 
To the wants of all that were dear, 
Yes, we know we have lost a dear Mother, 
But how can we wish her back here. 
"But in that far-away mansion 
Our Saviour has gone to prepare, 
With the loved ones gone and departed, 
We know she will welcome us there.

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We are exceedingly grateful for the many expressions of sympathy in words, and deeds, and gifts, by so many friends during our recent bereavement. We thank you, one and all, for the consolation.  Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Short and daughters Dorothy and LeAnna. 

Dear are the memories that never fade of one we knew so well; Sincere and kind in heart and mind, What a wonderful memory she left behind. Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Short Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Short and LeAnna.



Henry Gearig
Henry Gearig was born December 5,1879 to Daniel and Catherine Gearig in Fulton County, 
Ohio, where he also grew up to manhood.  On November 25, 1902 he was I united in marriage with Cora Lauber. They made their home in the near neighborhood until 1914 when they purchased the Sowers' farm and came to live on Lauber Hill. They were blessed with six children: three sons, Earl and Willard of Archbold, Ohio, and Ivan of Wauseon, Ohio; three daughters, 
Irene (Mrs. Ervin Rupp) Archbold, Helen (Mrs. Eldon Yackee) Wauseon and Mildred (Mrs. Herbert Stevens) at home.  He, with his wife, chose to take the cross of Christ upon them and d were united with the church in 1916, and in 1924 he was called by the voice of the church to serve as Deacon, in which calling he proved a faithful servant.  He became seriously afflicted in health on May 15th and declined until on Friday, June 23rd, when he was called to his reward at the age of 64 years, 6 months, and 18 days. He was a dutiful husband and father and will be sadly missed 
by his family and the church. 

There remain to mourn him: his wife, Cora, and all the forementioned children; also eleven grand children and one sister, Mrs. Simon Lauber, and many other relatives and friends. 
 

Farewell our loving Father 
You have served us long and well; 
And tho, now our hearts are breaking 
And, with tears our sorrow tell. 
Yet, we look, beyond the shadows 
To the brighter scenes above; 
And we thank our Heavenly Father 
To have known your care' and love. 
You did point us to the Master 
In your daily walk and strife; 
And we know your prayers ascended 
That we too, might enter life. 
Now we speak you free, dear Father 
In the duties which you owed; 
As you enter now the harvest 
There to reap what you have sowed. 
Our loss ,to you is gain dear Father 
And tho we suffer now in pain 
Thru the love of our dear Saviour 
May we, in Heaven unite again. 

Card Of Thanks
We wish to thank all kind neighbors and friends who so faithfully assisted us during the illness 
and at the time of the death of out dear husband and father  The Family.

IN MEMORY OF OUR FATHER 


Three years today our father left us, 
To return to Whence he came. 
Three years we had to think and ponder, 
Joy it is to bear his name. 
Many years he toiled and labored 
To bring to us the things of life. 
Many years of joys and sorrows, 
Yet ever faithful in the strife. 
Many years he strove to lead us, 
Holding out his helping hand, 
Ever pointing us to Jesus, 
To His precepts and command.
'Blest the dead who die in Jesus; 
Yea; their works do follow them. 
" Thru his works he still is near us, 
Speaks to us, as he did then. 
With the eye that is not carnal, 
We can see him, standing there, 
Out beyond the River Jordan, 
Beckoning us for death prepare. 
Heavenly Father! grant us wisdom,
And desire for Heavenly rest. 
That beyond the Golden River, 
We may join him with the blest. 

Mrs. Cora Gearig and Family.


Jacob C. Frey 
Jacob C. Frey, son of Christian and Elizebeth (Conrad) Frey, was he born near Pettisville, Fulton County, Ohio, on September 12, 1865, and passed away at his home in Archbold, O., on Aug. 
18, 1944, at the age of 78 years, 11 months at and 6 days.  On Oct. 17, 1889, he was united in marriage with Mary Burkholder, who preceded him in ,death June 4, 1933. This home was blessed with fifteen children, of whom five sons, Noah E., Edward B., Simon P., Harvey B, and Ora J., and five daughters, Amanda, Emma (Mrs. C. J. Liechty), Minnie (Mrs. Lloyd Miller), Pearl (Mrs. Sylvan Rupp), and Bessie (Mrs. Chas. Miller) are still living, all residing in this community. There also survive: 49 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends. Beside his companion there preceded him in death, 5 infant children, 6 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. He was the last of a family of six children (two, brothers and three sisters) to answer the call of death. His father died when he was about four years of age. After his brothers and sisters established homes of their own he continued td live on the old homestead, where his mother also lived until 1907, when he moved on his own farm three miles south of Pettisville, O., where he lived until 1938 when he and his daughter Amanda moved to Archbold, O.; where they lived together until his death.  He enjoyed good health until about, four years ago when his health began to fail due to a heart ailment, which at times caused him considerable suffering and confined him to his home for about six weeks preceding his death. He bore his sufferings patiently, and frequently expressed his hope, and desire to depart to be with the Lord.

As a young man he accepted Christ as his Savior, united with the Mennonite Church near Archbold, O., and there continued in fellowship and service until the end. In 1910, he was 
ordained to the office of deacon, which place he faithfully filled as long as health permitted. He was always greatly concerned for the present and future welfare of his family, the congregation and the church at large. His counsel and advice was sought by many and was generally profitable to those who accepted it.  Besides his local responsibilities he was active in the interests of the church at large and on a number of *accasions made extensive visits in the congregations of the U.S., and Canada. In the World War No.1 he was actively engaged in the interests of our young men of draft age, especially those who were taken into the camps. He served as treasurer of the General conference for 20 years, 15 years for the Peace Problems Committee, and 13 years for the Ohio district conference.  In all his labors he had a keen sense of responsibility, and pursued them energetically and zealously, and laid them down only when age and health demanded it. His fellowship, council and warnings will be long and favorably remembered by his family and many throughout the Church. I have fought a good fight. I have finished, my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only but unto all of them also that love His appearing.--II Tim. 4:7-.8.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Central Mennonite church, conducted by Bro. D. A. Yoder of Elkhart, Ind., and the home Ministers. Text: Rev. 2:10. Burial in Pettisville cemetery.

Card Of Thanks
The family hereby wishes to express their sincere thanks to all neighbors and friends who expressed sympathy or in any way assisted during the sickness, death and burial of father: 
The J. C. Frey Family.



WILLIAM HENRY SIGG
William Henry, son of Conrad and Julia Sigg, was born April 9, !871 in Ridgeville township, Henry County, Ohio, and lived his entire life in this community.  On December 27, 1894, he was united 
in marriage with Lydia Burkholder. They lived in *matrimoney nearly 49 years. To this union 9 children were born, two infants having preceded him to the great beyond. His health began failing about three years ago but he always went on with his duties until about one month ago.  On Sunday, May 9th, he became seriously ill and was taken to the Memorial hospital at Wauseon where all was done that human hands could do. He passed away on May 13th at the age of 72 years, 1 month and 4 days. 

He leaves to mourn his sadly bereaved wife, 1 daughter, Mrs. Mae Vogalsanger of Pettisville, O.; 6 sons, Milton, Owen and Wilmer, of Archbold, O.; Emery of Tedrow, O.; Raymond of Fayette, O.; and Earl who is serving his country in the south-west Pacific for a little over a year; and 3 grandsons, Wilber, Donald, and Paul Sigg; 3 sisters, Mrs. Hannah Clark, Stryker, Mrs. Clara Buehrer, Topeka, Kansas; and MI's. Elnora Steinbreaker, Delta and his step-mother, Mrs. Catherine Sigg, Wauseon, O., and many relatives and friends. 

He has gone from his loved ones, his children, his wife, 
Whom he willingly toiled for and loved as his life.
Oh, God, how mysterious and how strange are Thy ways, 
To take from us this loved one in these trying days. 

Card Of Thanks
The family wishes to express .their sincere thanks to all who assisted them in any way during 
the sickness, death and burial of their beloved husband and father. To Rev. Kluepfel for his 
comforting words, and to the singers for their beautiful songs and to those who sent flowers. 
The Family.



Christ S. Eicher
Christ S. Eicher was born in Fulton County, west of Archbold, Ohio, February 14, 1867; died at 
the home of his oldest daughter, Mrs. Samuel Grieser, December 1, 1943 after a lingering illness of about a year at the age of 76 years, 9 months, 17 days.  He was united in marriage to Anna C. Frey, March 20, 1890, who preceded him in death nearly eight years. To this union were born 
Eva, wife of Samuel Grieser of Archbold, Ohio; Samuel E., of Albany, Oregon; Ruth, wife of 
Alfred Nafziger of Archbold; Reuben of Wauseon, Ohio; Andrew of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; Mrs. Verna Zimmer of Napoleon, O.; Ellen, wife of Lawrence Mull of Toledo, O.; Ervin and Olen of Archbold, O.

He lived for nearly fifty years in the neighborhood in which he died and was one of the last of his generation in the neighborhood to depart this life. As a neighbor he was very helpful and highly esteemed.  He accepted Christ as his Saviour in his youth and united with the Mennonite Church and remained faithful until death.  He was interested in the spiritual welfare of his family and of 
the church and was regular in attendance as long as health permitted. 

He leaves to mourn his departure: nine children, nineteen (19) grandchildren, two (2) great-grandchildren, four brothers, Dan, Noah, Peter and Henry, all of Archbold, Ohio; three sisters: Mary, wife of John Roth, deceased of Wayland, Iowa; Kate, wife of' Frank Short, deceased, and Eliza, Mrs. Henry Short of Archbold, O., and many other relatives and friends. There preceded him in death one brother, Joseph.

To that far distant land He has taken his way. 
Past the shadows of night There has dawned a new day. 
And this be your comfort through grief hard to bear, 
that far country is Home And he waits for you there.

Funeral services were held at the home of Samuel Grieser and at the Central Mennonite Church conducted by Rev. Simon Stuckey and Rev. Roy Sauder, both of Archbold, Rev. Homer North of Nappanee, Ind., and Rev. Simon Beck of Leo, Indiana. Burial at Pettisville Cemetery.

Card of Thanks
The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to the friends and neighbors who so kindly assisted us in the time of bereavement or our father; especially do we want thank the ministers and the singers. 
The Chris Eicher Family.



Dan. D. Burkholder
(1944)
Dan D., son of Daniel and Katie Burkholder, was born November 18, 1879, near Archbold, Ohio. His entire life was spent in this and the vicinity of Wauseon, Ohio.  A little more than thirty-four years ago, on January 6, 1910, he was united in marriage to Erma Rupp. To this union were born: three daughters, Wava, Edna, Ruth, and one son, Marlan. Edna preceded him in death. Parents, three brothers and one sister also *preceeded him.  Early in *th morning of Feb. 19, 1944 he answered the call of God, and his spirit took its flight to Him. Who gave it, at the age of 64 years, three months, one day.

Surviving are his wife, two daughters: Mrs. Steven Imes of Wauseon, and Mrs. LaRay Stong of Morenci, and son Marlan, at home; two grandchildren, Patricia Ann and William Dee Imes; four brothers, four sisters, and many relatives and friends.  The funeral services were held Tuesday at Edgar funeral home at Wauseon, Rev. Jay F. Hornish officiating, Interment Archbold Cemetery.

Safely Home 
"l am home in heaven, dear ones; Oh, so happy and so bright! 
There is perfect joy and beauty In this everlasting light, 
All the pain and grief is over, Every restless tossing passed; 
I am now at peace forever, Safely in heaven at last. 
"Did you wonder I so calmly Trod the valley of the shade? 
Oh! but Jesus love illumined "Every dark and fearful glade. 
"And He came Himself to meet me In that way so hard to tread; 
And with Jesus' arm to lean on, Could I have one doubt or dread?" 

Card Of Thanks
Despite the sorrow in our hearts over our bereavement in the loss of our beloved husband and father, we feel a deep comfort in the sincere sympathies and help of neighbors and friends and 
all who looked our way at this sad time.  The Dan D. Burkholder family.

IN MEMORIAM 
In loving memory of our dear husband and father, Dan D. Burkholder who passed away one year ago February 19th.  No one knows how much we miss you, /No one knows the bitter pain /We have suffered since we lost you, /Life has never been the same. /In our hearts your memory will always linger, /Sweetly tender, fond and true; /There is not a day, dear one /That we do not think 
of you. Sadly missed by his family.



George Rieth
Pettisville News
(Jan 1944) 
George Rieth, age 94 last September, passed away Sunday in the home of his niece, Mrs. Elmer Lantz in Toledo. Mr. Rieth lived in Pettisville for many years up until a year ago when due to his age he went to live with his niece in Toledo. Funeral service will be held in the local Missionary church on Wednesday afternoon. Burial in Pettisville cemetery.



David Merillat 
David Merillat, aged 74 years, 5 months, and 28 days, died at Toledo, 0., Monday evening at nine o'clock, following an illness of six weeks. He was born in German township on October 7, 1868, 
to David and Mary Merillat.  A farmer by occupation, he had lived on his farm near Tedrow many years. In 1902, he chose as a helpmate, Emma McCullom. To them were born 14 children. One son and one grand-son *preceeding him in death.   He, with his wife, accepted the Lord as their Savior and united with the Reformed Mennonite Church in 1914. He was a dutiful and loving husband and father.

He is survived by his wife, Emma, five sons, Walter of Toledo, Vernon of Delta, Francis of Wauseon, Orville who is in the Coast Guard service in Calif., and Kenneth at home. Eight daughters, Mrs. Cloyce Warner, Napoleon, Mrs. Chris. E; Rupp, West Unity, Mrs. Orville Sheffer, Wauseon, Mrs. Wm. Bonnell, Adrian, Mich., Mrs. George Hayes, Archbold, Mrs. Howard Grieser, Wauseon, 'Waunetta, Detroit, Mich., and Alice at home. Also 13 grand-children and four brothers: Daniel, Samuel, Lewis and John, one sister, Mrs. Harry Bernath and many other friends and relatives.

Dear Father, we bid you a last adieu, 
And bear you this witness, 
that you were true, 
And tho, we are atorn now in sorrow and pain 
We have comfort to feel that our 
loss is your gain.

Card Of Thanks 
We wish to thank the neighbors and friends, who so kindly assisted us, for the lovely floral offerings, and words of sympathy extended through our time of sorrow. 
Mrs. David Merilatt and Family. 



BARBARA BURKHOLDER 
Barbara (Beck) Burkholder, daughter of the late Christ. and Mary Beck, was born in Fulton county, Ohio, Feb. 21, 1884, died at her home near Archbold, Ohio, April 29, 1943, at the age of 59 years, 2 months and 8 days. Her health began to fail about two years ago and it soon became evident that her affliction was cancer. The nature of her affliction caused her continued and 
intense suffering which she bore with christian fortitude, having a desire to regain health and be able to fill her place in the home, where she felt she was greatly needed but always said, "The Lord's Will  Be Done."  On January 16, 1906, she was united in marriage to Amos C. Burkholder. To this union were born one daughter, Wilma, and two sons, Lavern and Maynard. She accepted Christ as her Saviour and became a member of the Mennonite church and remained faithful to the end. During her affliction the continued exercise of her faith and trust in God caused it to become strong and unshaken and enabled her to give many touching and helpful admonitions to her family and acquaintance. She was a devoted wife, and a kind and loving mother and will be greatly missed in the home and community.

There remain to mourn her departure, her husband, two sons, one daughter, four grandchildren, two brothers four sisters and many other relatives and friends. 

Funeral services held at the home Bro. Henry Wyse and at the Central Mennonite church by Bro. P. L. Frey and Bro. E. B. Frey. Burial in Pettisville cemetery.

A loving mother so gentle and kind, 
What a wonderful memory she left behind. 
Long days, long nights she bore in patience. 
Till God Himself, who knew what was best, 
Took her home to give her rest. 

Card Of Thanks 
We wish to express our sincere thanks to relatives and neighbors who assisted us in any way during the long illness and death of our wife and mother.
Amos Burkholder and Family.



Ida Beck
Ida, daughter of the late Chris. and Mary Beck was born in Fulton county, near Pettisville, Ohio, July 15, 1880. Late in the evening of October 14, 1943, she was struck by a motorcycle 1 ½ miles south of Archbold, 0., and thereby met with instant death, aged 63 yrs., 2 mos., 30 days. She lived with her parents on the farm until 1930 when she with her father moved to Pettisville, 0. About 7 years later her father died after which a niece, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Murphy and their family lived with her until the time of her death.  Her sudden passing has come as a severe shock to her relatives as well as the entire community. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and 
was by baptism received into the Mennonite church and often spoke of the need of being fully prepared to meet the Lord before the last moments come.

Being without family responsibility of her own she was very a helpful among her relatives and in 
the neighborhood. She is survived by two brothers, Peter of Pettisville; Samuel of Leo, Ind., three sisters, Mrs. Chris. Miller and Mrs. Harmon Short of Archbold and Mrs. Wm. Lantz of Pettisville and many other relatives and friends. Her parents and one sister, Barbara Burkholder, and two infant brothers and one infant sister preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at the home and at the Central Mennonite church by E. B. Frey, Henry Wyse, Simon Stuckey and Walter Stuckey. Texts Rev. 22:1-14, Mat. 24:26.

The call was sudden, the shock so severe, 
We little thought the end so near, 
And only those who have lost can tell,
The sadness of parting
Without a sweet farewell. 

CARD OF THANKS 
We desire to express our Sincere gratitude to all kind persons, neighbors, friends and relatives who in any way rendered sympathy and assistance in our time of sorrow. 
The Family

IN MEMORY OF Ida Beck 
Our loving Sister and Aunt, sadly missed since her tragic death one year ago, October 14, 1944.

We cannot say, and we will not say 
That she is dead,-she is just away! 
With a cheery smile, and a wave of the hand, 
She left home, and entered the promised land 
And left us dreaming how very fair 
It must needs be, since she lingers there. 
And you, O you, who the wildest yearn
For the old-time step and the glad return- - 
Think of her faring on, as dear 
In the love of there as the love of here! 
Think of her still as .the same, I say: 
She is not dead-she is just away!

The Chris. Beck Family.



SAMUEL BURKHOLDER
Samuel Burkholder, son of Jacob and Susan Burkholder, was born near Ridgeville Corners, 
Henry County, Ohio, August 24, 1865 and passed away at St. Vincent's Hospital, Toledo, Ohio, November 13, 1940, having attained the age of 75 years, 2 months and 19 days.  On January 2, 1890 he was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth Cameron, also of Ridgeville Corners. They were happy to observe their fiftieth wedding anniversary last January 2. 

To this union were born nine children, all surviving. While still a young man he became a member of the Reformed Mennonite Church and has been a faithful member to the last.  While in the hospital shortly before he passed away he expressed a desire to go to meeting just once more to bid the *brethern and sisters farewell. He stated that, even though he could not be there in body, his mind and spirit would be with them.  He had a pleasant and cheerful disposition and was always eager to cultivate new acquaintances, and visit with his old friends. This characteristic will make him be deeply missed by all who have had the privilege of knowing him.

He leaves to mourn his departure his bereaved wife, one daughter, Susie at home and eight 
sons; Andrew E. of Delta; Ralph of Wauseon; Dr. O. W. of Toledo; Nelson of Wauseon; Samuel D. of Wauseon; Maurice of Napoleon; Jacob of Alger, and Corwin of Delta.  Beside the immediate family he has twenty-two grand children and two great grandchildren, two brothers, John of Archbold and Andrew M. of Wauseon, two sisters, Mrs. Catherine Weckesser of Pettisville and Mrs. Mary Zimmerman of Wauseon, and numerous cousins and more distant relatives and a 
large circle of friends.  The funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 16, conducted by his Pastor Rev. Wm Rupp. Burial, was made at Lauber Hill cemetery.

Card of Thanks  The family wishes to take this opportunity to thank the many friends and neighbors for their kind assistance and expression of sympathy in this time of sorrow, also to thank their many friends for flowers.
 

Mrs. Sam Burkholder 
Miss Susie Burkholder 
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew E. Burkholder and Family.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Burkholder and Family. 
Dr. and Mrs. O. W. Burkholder and Family. 
Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Burkholder 
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel D. Burkholder and family. 
Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Burkholder and Family. 
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Burkholder and Family. 
Mr. and Mrs. Corwin Burkholder and Family.
 

SAMUEL BURKHOLDER
Samuel Burkholder, 75 years of age, passed away in St. Vincent's hospital, Toledo, last Wednesday of a stroke, followed by a recent operation. Funeral was held at e Lauber Hill church, Saturday afternoon conducted by Rev. Wm. Rupp. Leaves widow, daughter, eight sons, twenty-two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, two brothers and two sisters. Mr. and Mrs. Burkholder celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last January, and were fortunate in that no death has occurred in their family up to this time.



MRS. MARY A.SOWER  (1943)
Mrs. Mary A. Sower, age 69 years, passed away at the Bluffton hospital, Monday, March 22nd, 
at 1 A. M. She had been ailing in health the past month and under went an operation a week ago Tuesday. Services will be held at the Funeral Home in Bluffton, 0., and another will be held today, (Wednesday) at 2:30 P. M. at the Lauber Hill church and interment in church cemetery. She 
leaves one daughter, three sons, three grandchildren, four sisters and two brothers. She had 
been making her home with her daughter, Mrs. Herma Eberly at McComb, 0., and also with a sister, Mrs. Clarence Steiner near Bluffton, Ohio.

"Once more the Lord has spoken 
And called one from our midst, 
The family ties are broken, 
A loved one will be missed, 
We cannot see the wisdom 
God's reason none can tell. 
But this we know, whatever it is, 
God doeth all things well." 



Benjamin Eicher (1941)
Benjamin Eicher, son of Joseph and Catherine Eicher was born in Henry County, Ohio, January 10, 1872, where he grew to manhood, and on November 23, 1899, was united in marriage with Louisa Rice. They lived many years on the old homestead in Henry County, later moving to near Fayette, Ohio. Six years ago they sold their farm and retired to their present home in Burlington. They shared life's joys and sorrows for nearly forty-two years and were blest with a family of seven children, who all survive him. He was a kind, loving husband and father and enjoyed the respect and friendship of a large acquaintance.  On Sunday, September 14, while returning home from a visit with friends, he was overtaken in an accident, and was taken to Memorial Hospital where he expired shortly after. He had attained the age of 69 years, 8 months, and 4 days. His passing has brought great sorrow to: his wife, Louisa, who is in serious condition at Memorial Hospital; his children: Mrs. Harold Brehm of Delta, Ohio; Charles of Fayette, Ohio; Mrs. Floyd Crosgrove of Elmira, Ohio; Orvall of Swanton, Ohio; Mrs.Walter Croninger of Defiance, 0.; Maynard of Fayette, and Viola of Wauseon, Ohio; 14 grandchildren and many friends and relatives. 

"Farewell our loving Father,
We lay thee now to rest. 
And although our hearts are breaking,
Yet we know God's will is best.
Oh! How much we long to keep you, 
Have you with us ever near, 
Though in life we always loved you, 
We never knew you were so dear.
"To us you will be now but a memory,
Something that we've had and lost.
Only now: we know your value
But, Oh! the price. Oh! What a cost.
"We implore thee Heavenly Father, 
Take His and Thy place in our lives
And thru Thy love ,and mercy,
Unite us all in Paradise."

Card of Thanks 
We wish to express our sincere appreciation for all the kind deeds of friends, relatives and neighbors during the last rites of our dear husband and father. Also to the minister, Rev. Wm. Rupp for his consoling words.  Mrs. Benj. Eicher and Children. 



Mrs. Susie Burkholder
Mrs. Susie Burkholder, aged 70 years, passed away at the home of her son, Joe Burkholder, where she was visiting one mile north of town, Tuesday morning at about five o'clock after an illness of a little over a week. She suffered a stroke of paralysis a week ago Sunday evening and since then she has been helpless and conscious only a part of the time. She was the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Rupp who resided one mile east of Elmira. She is survived by eight children, four sons and four daughters. There are also four brothers and one sister who survive her. The body was taken to her old home rear *Ridgville Cors. Wednesday and the funeral will be held from there Friday at twelve o’clock and at the Mennonite church at Lauber hill at two o’clock. Rev John Miller will officiate. (1914)

Mrs. Susie Burkholder suffered a stroke of paralysis Sunday evening while at the home of her 
son, Joe Burkholder, one mile and a half north of town. They found her lying in the snow and from the fact that she could not move her right limb they concluded that she had fallen and broken it. Drs. Hartman and Hartman were called and upon examination it was found that she could not use her right arm either and it was found that the whole right side was paralyzed. Last reports do not indicate that she is much better.

(Dec 1914) Mrs. Susan Burkholder died at the home of her son Joseph near Wauseon, Tuesday, she had suffered a stroke of paralysis. 



Harry Burkholder
(1939) 
Harry Burkholder, son of Daniel and Catherine Burkholder, was born February 26, 1891, in Henry County on the farm that has been his home to the day of his death. On June 19, 1924 he was united in marriage with Elizabeth Weckesser. They were blest with two sons and one daughter.  He was a kind, home-loving husband and together with his wife and children made a home and tenderly cared for his Mother in her declining years, who preceded him to her reward in August, 1937. His Father also preceding him was laid to rest 21 years today. Two brothers and one sister also died in infancy. He departed this life December 15, at the age of 48 years, 9 months and 19 days.

There remain to mourn his departure, his wife, Elizabeth and their three children, Stanley, Murel and Lois. Five *brother, Simeon, John and Edward of Archbold, Daniel of Wauseon, and Ezra of West Unity. Also four sisters: Mrs. Wm. Sigg, Mrs. Emma Kleck, Mrs. Samuel Wiederkehr, and Mrs. Jacob Rupp, and many other friends and relatives.

"What is Life?" asks the Apostle. 
"But a Vapor," He concludes:
"Life is real," quotes a Poet,
"And the grave is not its goal. 
Dust thou art to dust returneth, 
Was not spoken of the Soul. 
'What is Life'! We ask and wonder,
The Wise King says, "It's vain." 
'We conclude that Life's a Favor, 
In which we're introduced to God.
Thru His Son is Life eternal 
Tho we're laid beneath the sod. 

Card Of Thanks 
We thank the dear friends and neighbors for their helpfulness and sympathy. The Family.

HARRY BURKHOLDER
Harry Burkholder, 48, passed away in his home south of Archbold Friday. Death was sudden although he had suffered from diabetes for some time. Funeral service was held at the Reformed Mennonite church east of Burlington, Monday afternoon. With Rev. Wm. Rupp in charge. Burial in church cemetery, He leaves widow, two sons, one daughter, five brothers, four sisters.



Mrs. George Reith
(1940) 
Mrs. George Reith, age 73, passed away in her home in Pettisville, Monday, Jan. 8th, after failing in health for several months. Funeral service was held in the home, Thursday afternoon with Rev. Paul Steiner officiating. Burial was made in Pettisville cemetery.



JOHN F. RUPP
John F. Rupp, 79 years of age last July, passed away in his home in Pettisville, Monday, at 2:30 o'clock p. m. After five days illness he took seriously ill last Thursday noon and had been ailing 
the past year with heart trouble. Funeral service will be held Friday at 10:00 o'clock a. m., in the Union church, conducted by Rev. Paul Steiner. Burial will be made in Pettisville cemetery. Leaves widow, daughter Clara, four sisters: Mrs. Hannah Yaggy of Van Nuys, Calif.; Mrs. Lydia Yaggy of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; Mrs. Leah Waldvogel and Mrs. Elizabeth Amstutz; two brothers Mr. Lewis Rupp and Mr. Chris. Rupp of Pettisville.



MRS. WILL WEBER (Mary Rupp)
(1940)
Mrs. Will Weber, 65, passed away in her home in Pettisville, Friday. March 15th. She had been 
in poor health for several years. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in the Pettisville Missionary church, conducted by Rev. Paul Steiner. Burial in Pettisville cemetery. She leaves husband, two sons, four sisters, and three brothers.

Mary Rupp Weber 
"Her ways were ways of gentleness And all her paths were peace." 
Mary, the eleventh child of Christian and Elizabeth Rupp, was born near Pettisville, Ohio, 
June 14, 1874, and died quietly in her home at Pettisville on the morning of March 15, 1940. 
She was married to William J. Weber, November 25, 1897. To them were born four children-Aurelius of Pettisville, Maurice of Toledo, and two who died at birth. Of her fourteen brothers and sisters seven survive her: Mrs. Hannah Yaggy of Van Nuys, Calif.; Mrs. Lydia Yaggy of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; Mrs. Leah Waldvogel, Mrs. Elizabeth Amstutz, Mr. John F. Rupp, Mr. Lewis Rupp, Mr. Chris. Rupp of Pettisville.  Her death is a deep personal loss, not only to her immediate family, but to her many friends who loved her for the sweetness and serenity of her spirit, the beauty of her character, her uncomplaining acceptance of suffering and pain, and her genuine religious feeling.

“Be not afraid, ye' waiting hearts that weep, 
For God still giveth His beloved sleep."

Card of Thanks . We wish to express our heartfelt gratitude to neighbors, friends and relatives 
for kindness shown us during the death and burial of our dear wife and mother. We also thank 
the singers and the minister for songs and words of consolation. 
Mr. W. J. Weber, Aurelius Weber, Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Weber. 



JACOB ENDRESS
.Jacob Endress, age 59, passed away in his home east of Wauseon, Monday morning at 9:00 o'clock. Funeral will be held Thursday morning at 9:00 in St. Casper's Catholic church in Wauseon. Burial in church cemetery. He leaves widow, brother John of Detroit, .and two daughters who live in Austria.
 



Daniel French Wyse 
Daniel French Wyse, born Feb. 8, 1861; died March 23, 1940, age 79 years, 1 month, 15 days. 
He was born on a farm north of Lauber Hill and spent most of his life in and around Archbold. 
He leaves to mourn his loss: two sons, one daughter, seven grandchildren and a host of friends. 
Card of Thanks  We wish to express our sincerest thanks to everyone who helped and comforted us in the time of the loss of our father, Darnel F. Wyse. 
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer F. Wyse and Family, 
Mr. and Mrs. Romeo P. Wyse and Family, 
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Ruffer.



MRS. MARY BERNATH
(1940) Mrs. Mary Bernath, 76, passed away Sunday, Oct. 5th, in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Geo. Zimmerman near Wauseon, after ailing the past five weeks. Funeral service will be held today, Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock in Lauber Hill Reformed Mennonite church, conducted by Rev. W. J. Rupp. Interment in church cemetery. Leaves five daughters and seven sons, 35 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren. She was the remaining one of her family. 



MRS. WM. H. BENDER
(June 1939) 
Mrs. Wm. H. Bender, 73, passed away in her home near Wauseon, Friday, following a heart attack the previous evening. She had been in ill health the past winter. Funeral was at Lauber Hill church, Monday morning. Burial in church cemetery. The deceased is survived by husband, four sons: Wm. of Pittsburgh, Pa.; Edwin of Morenci, Mich.; Frank and John of near Wauseon, 0.; 
three daughters: Mrs. Anna Croninger, Ada and Mary at home; 16 grandchildren; two brothers: J. E. Plettner of Tedrow, 0.; J. N. Plettner of Archbold; one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Reckner of Tecumseh, Michigan. 



Mrs. FANNY NEUENSCHWANDER
(1939) 
Mrs. Fanny Neuenschwander, 84, died at her home in Pettisville, Dec. 20th, following a short illness. Funeral services were held at Lauber Hill church, Friday afternoon, conducted by Rev. 
Wm. Rupp. Burial in church cemetery. She leaves two daughters. Mrs. Cora Gottschalk, Wauseon and Mrs. Edna McDonald of Toledo; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Vernier of Toledo and Miss Mary Bender of Pettisville; one brother, Mose Bender of Whitehouse and eight grand-children.



Mary Bender
(July 1939)
Mary Bender, age 82 years, passed away Saturday evening in the home of her niece Mrs. Geo. Myers near Tedrow. Her health had been poor for seven months. She had lived with Mrs. Myers since the death of her sister, Mrs. Fannie Neuenschwander in December. The two had lived in Pettisville for many years. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, July 25th, at 2:00 o'clock in the Lauber Hill church, with Rev. W. J. Rupp in charge. Burial in church cemetery. July 25th would have marked her 82nd birthday anniversary. She leaves sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Vernier of Toledo, brother, Mr. Moses Bender of Whitehouse, Ohio.



John T. Weber 
John T. Weber was born in Shaufauzen, Switzerland, November 12, 1859, passed away at his home June 13, 1939, at the age of 79 years, 7 months 1 day.   He was united in marriage to Leah Wyse, March 22, 1883; with whom he shared life's joys and sorrows for over 53 years; she having gone to her rest August 13, 1936. He grieved greatly over the loss of his dear wife which resulted in slowly failing health. He often expressed his desire and willingness to leave this world of turmoil to be with the Lord.  Mr. and Mrs. Weber lived all their married life in this community. To this union five children were born: Elda, Arthur, Clarence, Albert, and Pearl. He was a kind and loving father and grandfather and will be sadly missed by all.

He leaves to mourn their loss: three sons and one daughter; 17 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and a sister Mrs. Barbara Rueger of Tedrow, besides many relatives and friends. A daughter, Elda; a great-grand-son, one sister and three brothers: George T., Jacob S., and Andrew, preceded him in death.

One by one they are passing away 
The friends we have loved since childhood's day. 
We lay them gently down to rest
No more by pain or grief distressed. 
One by one and our friends grow less
Their loving hands no more we press; 
We have known them long so kind and true 
With aching hearts we say Adieu. 









Card Of Thanks
The bereaved family  wishes to express their heartfelt thanks to all kind friends and neighbors for all help given during the death and burial of their beloved Father.



JOHN GOTSHALL 
(1939) 1 same person?
John Gotshall, 85, passed away on Tuesday morning at 11:25 o'clock in the home of his son-in-law Rev. Wm. J. Rupp and family. Funeral service will be held at Lauber Hill church, Tuesday forenoon, at 10:00 o'clock. Burial at Lansdale, Pa., Sunday.

John Godshal
John Godshall was born at Hatzbach, Germany, January 29, 1854. In 1879, he united in marriage with Elizabeth Schmidt. In the year 1880 they migrated to this country, making their home in New York State, for a number of years. They then moved to a farm near Lansdale, Pennsylvania where they remained until the death of his wife in 1929, after which he came to Ohio and made his home with his daughter.  He passed to his reward August I8, 1939 at the age of 85 years, 6 months, and 11 days. He leaves to mourn their loss: one son, Henry S. Godshall, of Lansdale, Pennsylvania; one daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Rupp of Archbold, Ohio; one brother, Henry Godshall, of Palmira, New Jersey; 10 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren, and many other friends and relatives.

Though long his sojourn, now 'tis ended, 
Now he's lain his weapons down. 
Through the love that Christ Extended,
We trust he's gained a Victor's Crown. 

Card Of Thanks
We, the family, wish to thank the kind friends and neighbors for their interest and helpfulness. Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Rupp I and Family.



CLYDE CANFIELD
(June 1939)
Clyde Canfield, age 59 years, passed away suddenly in his home in Wauseon, May 19th, of heart attack. His health had been poor for several years but he had been at his office the day before his death. Funeral was held on Monday afternoon, May 22nd, in Wauseon funeral home. He was a well-known attorney, a member of the firm Paxson & Canfield. He leaves wIdow, and sister Miss Bertha Canfield of Pettisville.



Mrs. Martha (Fraker) Meister 
Mrs. Martha Meister passed away in her home in Pettisville, Sunday morning, July 16, 1939. Funeral services were held at the house at 3:30 in the afternoon on July 18, that day being her birthday which made her eighty years of age. The services were conducted by Rev. J. R. Stanforth of Wauseon, assisted by J Rev. Paul Steiner of Pettisville. Mrs. Meister's maiden name was Martha Fraker. She was the daughter of William and Nancy Kryster Fraker, born July, 18, 1859 on the farm 2 ½ miles north of Pettisville. The family consisted of half-sisters, Mrs. Mary Ann Fascett and Mrs. Lizzie Knepper and brothers and sisters Harvey, Lucius, Mrs. Frances Bayes, George Elmer, Mrs. Martha Meister, and Mrs. Josephine Stevens. In her childhood, Martha attended the Kimmerer school. Afterward she attended the old Fayette Normal where she prepared herself in music. For a number of years she taught music at many homes in the county. She found great pleasure in music through life, including her old age. She became a church member at an early age and served as Sunday School and church organist. She was of a cheerful and happy disposition.  Martha Fraker was married to John B. Meister at Pettisville, April 30, 1885, where Mr. Meister and his brother, Christ, had established their store. The store is continued in the family. From the time of her marriage Mrs. Meister has resided in Pettisville. Her husband preceded her in death October 6, 1928. Three sons were born, all of whom survive: Ralph, George, and John. One sister, Mrs. Josephine Stevens also survives.

Card Of Thanks
The family wishes to thank the many friends and neighbors who in many ways expressed kindness, assistance and sympathy.



Sarah Miller Rupp
Sarah, oldest daughter of Christian P. and Catherine Miller, was born in Henry county, Ohio, Oct. 30, 1872. She died in her home in Delta, Ohio, July 22,1938, at the age of 65 years, 8 months 
and 22 days.  She was united in marriage to Daniel D. Rupp, Nov. 16, 1899. To this union five children were born: four sons and one *daugther. About 45 years ago she accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as her Personal Savior and united with the Defenseless Mennonite Church of Archbold of which she was a member at the time of her death.  Mrs. Rupp suffered much the later years of her life with rheumatism, but feeling as well as normal on the 22nd, ate a good meal at 
the noon hour, and then she retired to take her usual noon-day rest. She peacefully fell asleep, 
this mortal body never to awaken until the morning of the Resurrection when it shall come forth a glorified body. "Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, Saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors, and their works do follow them."

She leaves to mourn their loss: husband; one daughter, Mrs. Earl Short of Delta, Ohio; three sons, Elroy of Delta, Maurice of Middlebury, Ind., and Virgil of Shipshewana, Ind.;. two grandchildren, brother, two sisters, besides many relatives and friends.  Those that preceded her in death were: one son, Clifford; her father and mother, and one brother.

Card Of Thanks 
The bereaved family wishes to thank the many friends and relatives who so kindly assisted them during this hour of their sudden trial that they were called on to pass through. They thank the many friends for the floral offerings and those that brought special music, and to all that have assisted in any way, We thank you all. Dan. D. Rupp and :family.


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Wilma Louise Roth
After a few short years of life, Wilma Louise Roth was called to her eternal rest July 30, 1937, a few hours after her 22nd birthday.  She was of a bright, cheerful disposition, meeting everyone with a smile.  At an early age she confessed her faith in Christ and united with the Mennonite Church, taking an active part in Sunday School, Young People's meeting and the Literary Society.
She leaves to mourn-her father and mother, Frank and Ada Roth, four sisters: Lucile, Mable, Alta and Kathryn, and friend Ceaphus Schrock. One sister, Mildred, preceded her in death. A large circle of relatives and friends join in mourning her passing.

I cannot say, and I will not say 
That she is dead, She is just away!
With a cherry smile and a wave of the hand
She has wandered into an unknown land
And left us dreaming how very fair
It needs must be since she lingers there
And you--0h you, who the wildest yearn
For the old time step and the glad return 
Thinking of her faring on as dear
In the love of There, as the love of Here
Think of her still as the same; I say 
She is not dead she is just away.  -Riley.

Card Of Thanks
The family wishes to express their deep gratitude to all those friends and neighbors who so 
kindly assisted them during the illness, death and burial of Wilma Louise. To all those who remembered/ Wilma Roth-with cards, flowers and gifts during her illness, the family wishes to express appreciation. The Frank L. Roth Family.



Moses Rupp
(1938)
Moses Rupp, youngest and last son of Joseph and Sarah Rupp, was born in German township, January 23, 1855. He lived his entire life near the place of his birth.  In 1883 he was united in marriage with Anna Weckesser. To this union were born eight children. Two, Sarah and Moses, also his wife Anna, preceded him in death.   To us, his children (and we believe to many others) the Epistle of life that he has written speaks much of devotion and service to his Maker, his family, and his friends. We part from him in sorrow and thank God to have had him as a father and trust that through his example of life, he may continue to serve us in death. He departed this life 
January 16, at the age of 82 years, 11 months, and 24 days. 

There remain to mourn his departure, six children: Mrs. Charles Ruger of Tedrow; William and Samuel, and Mrs. Harvey Graber of near Elmira; Menno and Mrs. Emery Sigg of Tedrow; 36 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren, and a host of friends and relatives.

Our Heavenly, gave our Earthly, Father to us
And has taken him again
To be with Him forever
Where's no suffering and no pain.
We thank the Lord as giver
Of every good and perfect gift; 
May his life and his example 
Our hearts to Thee in praises lift.

Card Of Thanks 
We wish to thank all who visited him in his affliction and through the time of his death and burial comforted us through their presence and helpfulness.  The Family.
 

MOSES RUPP
Moses Rupp, past 82 years, died in the home of his son Rev. Wm. J. Rupp, Sunday, Jan. 16th. His health has been poor for some time. Funeral service was held in the Lauber Hill church, Wednesday morning at 10.30, with Rev. Aaron Frey, in charge. Burial made in church cemetery. He leaves two daughters, three sons, thirty-six grandchildren, ten great grandchildren.



Henry Weckesser 
(May 1938) (Funeral, May 31, 1938)
Word was received here Saturday of the death of Henry Weckesser at Sterling, Illinois. Mrs. Catharine Weckesser, Gertrude and John, Mrs. Harry Burkholder and Lois, with other relatives from this community left on Monday to attend the funeral to be held on Tuesday afternoon. 



MRS. MARY CARTER 
(1938)
Mr. D. F. Wyse received word Monday morning of the death of his sister, Mrs. Mary Carter, at home in Toledo early Monday. Funeral service will he held Wednesday at 2:00 o'clock p. m., in 
a funeral home in Waterville, with Rev. Wm. J. Rupp in charge of the service. 



MARLENE LANTZ 
(1938) 
Marlene, 6-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Lantz, passed away Monday morning, 
Dec, 20th, in the Wauseon hospital, where she was taken on Sunday. She had a cold and attended school on Monday and Tuesday. Thursday, she developed pneumonia. Funeral service conducted by Rev. E. Herrold will be held at a funeral home in Wauseon. Interment in Wauseon cemetery. The child leaves parents, grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Chris. Burkholder of Wauseon; grandfather Mr. Michael Lantz, Pettisville. - ~. 



ILLVA NOFZINGER
(Jan 1938)
Ilva Nofzinger 37, passed away Wednesday afternoon, in her home south of Pettisville after an illness of several months, having been confined to her bed for two months. Funeral services were held in the D.- Mennonite church, in Archbold, Saturday morning at ten o'clock, conducted by Rev. E. M. Slagle. Burial in Pettisville cemetery. She leaves 3 sisters: Mrs. Clara Lefforge of Wabash, Ind., Mrs. Marion Rice of West Unity; Mrs. A. B. Huber of Pettisville; brother, Mr. Oliver Nofzinger 
of Toledo; three *neices, and eight nephews. 

CARD OF THANKS
To all who helped us during the Illness and death of our dear sister, Ilva Nofzinger, we express 
our deepest thanks, and for the flowers, to the singers, minister, friends and relatives whose kindnesses lightened the burden of our sorrow. 
Mrs. Clara Lefforge, Mrs. A. B. Huber



WALTER C. VOLMER
Walter C. Volmer, son of Jacob and Anna Volmer was born near Delta, Ohio August the fourth 1890. After an illness of three years he passed away in Hines Veterans Hospital near Chicago, December 28th, 1938. At the age of 48 years, 4 months and 24 days.  On January 26th, 1921 he was united in marriage to Bess Weber. To this happy union three children were born, Richard, Bettie Jean, and Mary Ann.  He was a member of the American Legion, having served in 30 Company 8th, Battalion 158 Depo Brigade from the time of his enlistment to October 1918 when he was transferred to the 8th, Divisional Company, Military Aeronantics at Madison Barracks where he remained until Nov, 7th, when he was transferred to Detachment Air Services Aerial at Fort Ethen, Allen, Vermont. He was honorably discharged December 31st, .1918.  As he willingly and efficiently served his country in war, so he served it in all times of peace by living an honest and industrious life. At the time of his death he was a trustee of Clinton Township and also a director of the Fulton County Fair Board. He was devoted to his family and during his long illness his chief concern was for them. He possessed a simple child like faith in God and was confident that God was with him and that he was sustained by His power here and through His mercy he would enter into Eternal Rest. 

He leaves to mourn his departure, his faithful wife, three children, Richard, Jean and Mary Ann. Three brothers, Fred and Howard of Delta and George of Harrison Michigan. One sister, Anna having *preceeded him in death the 14th, of last August. He also leaves many other relatives and a host of friends. 

A good man never dies-
In worthy deed and prayer, 
And helpful hands, and honest eyes, 
If smiles and tears be there; 
Who lives for you and me- 
Lives for the world he tries 
To help- he lives eternally 
A good man never dies. 

CARD OF THANKS 
We desire to express our sincere appreciation to all our friend, neighbors, relatives, the Legion and all other organizations for the help and sympathy during the illness and passing of a loving husband and father, and for the floral expressions of friendship, a tribute to his memory.  Especially do we want to express our thanks to Rev. Stanforth for his helpful visits to the home, 
for his consoling words, and the message; also to those who gave us strength and courage through their songs.  Mrs. Walter Vollmer, Richard, Betty Jean and Mary Ann.



DALE HUBER
(1938) 
Dale, 17-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Huber of near Pettisville passed away in their home, Thursday morning. He had been in bed since July suffering from tuberculosis. The funeral service was held in the D.-Mennonite church in Archbold, on Saturday afternoon, with Rev. E. M Slagle in charge. Burial in Pettisville cemetery. He leaves parents, three brothers, and one sister. 



MRS. IRMA CLOYDE
(June 1939) 
Mrs. Irma Cloyde, age 62, passed away in the Convalescent home it Wauseon, at 11:00 o'clock, Tuesday night. She had been there four days but had been in ill health for some time. It is thought that the shock of the death of her nephew Clyde Canfield hastened her death, her health failing fast the past month. Funeral will be held in the Union church, Pettisville, Friday, at 2:30 o'clock p. m., with Rev. Paul Steiner in charge. Burial in Wauseon cemetery. She leaves two nieces: Miss Bertha Canfield of Pettisville, and Miss Helen Coss of Denver, Colorado, and brother Fred Brierly of Los Angeles, Calif., and a cousin, Mrs. Elmer Baer of Wauseon. 



Christian D. Roth 
(1939)
C. D. Roth, 81, passed away at the home of his grand-daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Eicher on January 11, after an illness of only a few days. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Steiner 
of Lima at the Reformed Mennonite church, Friday afternoon. Interment in the church cemetery. 
He served as minister for the church since 1897. He leaves one son, Henry; four grand-children and five great-grandchildren and many relatives and friends.

Christian D. Roth
Christian D., son of Christian D. Roth and Magdalena Burkholder, was born April 4th, 1857 in Fulton County. At the age of nine he moved to Ridgeville Township, Henry County where he resided the past seventy-two years.  He was united in marriage to Matilda Miller on April 13th, 1876, who preceded him in death in the year 1926. To this union were born four sons, three having died in infancy. He united with the Reformed Mennonite church of which he remained a faithful member for sixty one years. He also served as minister since 1897 from which he never retired.  He departed this life at the home of his granddaughter, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Eicher and family, on Wednesday morning, January 11th, 1939, at the age of 81 years, 8 months, 7 days. 

He is survived by one son, Henry;  four grandchildren: Mrs. Wm. Eicher, Mrs. J. H. Spengler, Mrs. P. R. Laneknau, and Arthur Roth; five great-grandchildren, many other relatives, and a host of friends. 

Funeral services were held at the Reformed Mennonite church, Friday, at 2:00 p. m., with Rev. Steiner of Lima, 0., officiating. Burial took place in church cemetery.

Card Of Thanks 
The family wishes to heartily thank the pastor, neighbors, and friends for their assistance and sympathy shown during this bereavement.



Harmon Spengler
Harmon Spengler, son of Harmon and Mary Spengler, was born March 28, 1854, in Franklin Township. On December 2, 1875 he was united marriage with Susan Gainer. Together they engaged in farming two miles north of his birthplace. There were born to them six sons, one son George dying in infancy. On May 1 1904 Susan was called to her reward.  On May 4, 1905 he 
was again united in marriage with Mary Lehman. They continued on the farm until 1910 when they retired from farm life and moved to Pettisville where they resided to the time of his death. 
He departed this life January 15, 1939 at the age of 84 years, 9 months and 17 days. 

There remain to mourn his departure, his beloved wife Mary, five sons: Charles and Amos
of Fayette, Ohio; Chris. of Wauseon, Alva and Elgar of Detroit, Michigan, and one stepson, 
Edward Lehman Wauseon; two brothers, John of Swanton, and Frank of Fayette; twenty-one 
grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. 

Many years he toiled and labored;
For to us life's comforts bring. 
Many years of joys and sorrows, 
Yet ever faithful spring to spring. 

Many years he strove to lead us 
Holding out his helping hand, 
Ever pointing us to Jesus, 
To His precepts and command.

Blest the dead who die in Jesus;
Yea, their works do follow them.
Through His works He still is near us,
Speaks to us as He did then

With the eye that is not carnal, 
We can see Him standing there, 
Out beyond the river Jordan,
Beckoning us for death prepare. 

Heavenly Father grant us Wisdom
And desire for Heavenly Rest 
That beyond the Golden River 
We may join him with the blest. 

Card Of Thanks
The family wishes to express their thanks to all who have been helpful and shown kindness 
through this time of bereavement.   Mrs. H. G. Spengler and Family



Chris Beck
Chris., son of Gottlieb and Anna Beck, was born near Archbold, Fulton county, Ohio, Jan. 14, 1853. He died in his home in Pettisville, Ohio, Feb. 15, 1937, at the age of 84 years,1 month, 1 day.  On June 3, 1875, he was united in *marirage to Mary Short, who was called home by death, Dec. 9, 1915. This union was blest with four sons and six daughters; two sons and one daughter died in infancy. They also provided a home for an infant niece, Mrs. Harry Wyse, for two years. 
In his younger years, he accepted Christ and united with the Amish Mennonite church in this community, and remained a faithful member until death.  His place at church was seldom vacant until a little more than one year ago when his health was such that he was unable to attend. For 
the last ten months he was an invalid and required the help of his children, who very cheerfully ministered to his needs. 

There remain to mourn their loss: two sons and five daughters: Mrs. Chris. Miller, Mrs. Harmon Short, Ida Peter, Mrs. Amos Burkholder, Mrs. William Lantz, all of the home community, Samuel 
of Cedarville, Ind.; 23 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; also three brothers and a sister; 
and a large number of near relatives and friends.  Three brothers and three sisters, also four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren preceded him in death. He was a father that was very much interested in the spiritual welfare of the family; and a kind neighbor, always ready to help in time of need. 

"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. 
"Farewell, dear father, sweet thy rest;
Weary with years, and worn with pain; 
Farewell, till in some happy place 
We shall behold thy face again."

Card Of Thanks 
The family wishes to sincerely thank all the kind neighbors and friends who in any way showed their sympathy or helped during the sickness, death, and burial of father. The Children. 
 

Chris Beck
Chris. Beck, age 84, passed away Sunday morning at 6:00 o'clock in his home in Pettisville. He had been ailing in health the past year. Funeral service will be held Thursday, at 10:00 a. m., in 
the Central Mennonite church, Rev. E. B. Frey and Rev. Phil. Frey officiating. Interment in Eckley cemetery. Leaves five daughters, two sons, 23 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, sister Mrs. Jonas S. Short; three brothers, Jacob, Joel and Henry Beck, all of near Archbold.



HENRY SMITH
(Mar 1937) 
Henry Smith, age 74 years, died in his home in Pettisville, Thursday evening, after failing in health for the past few months. Funeral services were held in the Lutheran church in Pettisville, Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. A. G. Wacke. Interment in Pettisville cemetery. He leaves widow, one daughter, one son, and four grandchildren. 



Elizabeth Weckesser
DIED IN WAYNE COUNTY
Miss Elizabeth Weckesser, whose home has been in Franklin township, died last Thursday at 
the home of Henry Emel in Wayne county to which place she had gone only about two *weens ago. She was a victim of pneumonia and pleurisy.  She was born in Germany and Came to this country ,with her parents in the early 80’s. She was a sister of Mrs. Andrew; Plettner and Mrs. Mose Rupp, of near Elmira. Funeral services were held Sunday from the home of Mose Rupp 
and at the Mennonite church at Lauber; Hill. She is survived by two brothers, Henry Weckesser of Sterling, Ill., and John Weckesser of near, Pettisville, and five sisters, two of which are residing in Germany. She was 55 years, 8 mo. and 28 days old.



Catherine (nee Keafer)  Burkholder
CatherIne Burkholder, nee Keafer, daughter of John and Katie Keafer, was born November 25, 1850 in Fulton county, Ohio.  On October 20th, 1870 she was united in marriage to Daniel D. Burkholder, to this union was born 13 children, of which one daughter and two sons *preceeded her in death in infancy. In early life she heeded her convictions arid became willing to openly confess Christ and all through the many years that have since passed. She continuously gave testimony that her treasure was *no in earthly things, but that her life and treasure was hid with Christ in God. She was a loving and dutiful wife and mother, ever willing to sacrifice herself for 
her loved ones. Ever seeking divine, guidance in instructing her children and in conducting her 
life; and conversation.  She departed this life August 21st, 1937 at the age of 86 years, 8 months and 21 days. Her husband preceded her in death December 18, 1918. *here remain to mourn 
her departure, four daughters and six sons, 27 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, one sister, one brother, one half-sister, one half-brother and many relatives and friends. 

Oh, how fain would we have kept thee 
Dearest mother gone to rest 
Yet a living faith in Jesus 
Tells us that He *knoweth best. 
Your departing, dearest mother,
Brings us sorrow, grief and pain, 
But we hope thru Jesus merit 
That our loss will *becomes your gain. 
May your angel hpvering o'er us
Ever guide our wandering feet 
That we meet again in Heaven 
To enjoy there, bliss complete.

Card Of Thanks 
The family wishes to sincerely express their thanks to friends and neighbors who so kindly assisted and extended sympathy through this sad time of bereavement.



MRS. CATHERINE BURKHOLDER
Mrs. Catherine Burkholder, 86, died in her home south of Archbold, Saturday morning. Her health has been poor for several years, and she was bedfast most of the past year. Funeral service was held Tuesday morning at Lauber Hill church, with Rev. Wm. Rupp in charge. Burial in the church cemetery. Leaves sister and brother, half-sister, half-brother, four daughters, six sons, 27 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren. , 



MRS. ORLEN BURKHOLDER
Mrs. Orlen Burkholder, age 31, died in the Wauseon hospital, Sunday, morning. She had been ill with uremic poisoning for a week, and was taken to the hospital, Thursday. The funeral service was held in St. Peter's with Rev. Francis Miller in charge. Burial in church cemetery, She leaves husband, two sons Donald and Robert; two daughters, Rita and Deanna; parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. Schmid of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; four brothers, Herman of Denver, Colo., Carl, Jos. and Henry, all of Detroit; sister,  Mrs. Louise Brooks of Ft. Wallace, Fla., all of whom attended the funeral. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schmid of Detroit will care for the little baby.



HENRY BREHM
Henry Brehm, 79, passed away at the Hudson hospital, last Wednesday, where he was taken 
from his cottage at Devil's Lake. He became seriously ill the previous Friday. Funeral services were held in Wauseon Friday afternoon. Burial in Smith cemetery. Survived by his wife, and 
three brothers: Geo. of Pettisvil1e and Michael and Adolph of Fayette. Recently, the Brehms celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary. For many years they operated a farm in Franklin township and spent their summers at their lake cottage. 



MRS. A. E. GRAETZ
Mrs. A. E. Graetz, 70, passed away in her home in Swanton, Wednesday, June 23rd, after ailing in health for the past six months. A short service was held at the home, Saturday afternoon, by Rev. Brinkman of Swanton. The body was brought to Pettisville for burial. She leaves husband, son Francis of Philadelphia. Pa., three grandchildren, five sisters, four brothers. She was 
formerly Emma Gaiman.



Samuel Lauber
MOTORCYCLISTS IN CRASH 
Samuel Lauber, 24-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Lauber of Elmira, is in the hospital at Angola, Ind. He was riding his motorcycle 'on Sunday afternoon, and met another young man 
from Bryan, also on a motorcycle, and they were riding east from Angola to Bryan when they both collided with an automobile going east. Both young men were injured, Samuel Lauber receiving broken bones above and below the knee, and the other had a bad cut above the eye beside 
other bruises. The occupants of the auto were not injured although the machine turned over.

Samuel R. Lauber
Samuel R. Lauber, son of Melvin C. and Carrie Lauber, was born June 21, 1912, at Elmira, Ohio. Near which place he grew up and was still at home with his parents.  Samuel was of a bright, sunny disposition and of clean moral habits, and during his short stay with us made many true friends, who were deeply shocked to learn of his tragic death and who with his parents and relatives experienced a sorrow which lies beyond expression.  He departed this life October 29, 
at Angola, Indiana, at the age of 24 years, 4 months, and 8 days. 

There remain to mourn his departure: his father and mother, Melvin C. and Carrie Lauber; two brothers, Winifred and Robert, and one sister Orpha. (One sister, Irma, having preceded him in death), also his grandmothers, Mrs. Samuel Lauber and Mrs. John Zimmerman, and many other relatives and friends.

Man groweth up, and like the grass, 
Soon withereth away; 
His brightest prospects soon will pass, 
As fades the summer day. 
Yea, swiftly as the tale that's told; 
Our years do glide away; 
Teach Us to number well our years, 
And walk in wisdom's way. 

Card of Thanks 
The family wishes to thank their many friends and neighbors who in kindness assisted them in their hour of need.   The Lauber Family

SAMUEL LAUBER
(Oct 1936) 
Samuel Lauber, 24, &on of Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Lauber, died in a hospital in Angola, Ind., Thursday evening, from injuries suffered the previous : Sunday, in a motorcycle accident on I Route 20 near that place.   Funeral services were held in the Lauber Hill church, Sunday afternoon, at two o'clock with Rev. W. J. Rupp officiating. Interment in church cemetery. 

Deceased is survived by parents, brother, and two sisters.

Samuel Lauber suffered a broken right leg, his left leg badly injured, and other serious bruises. 
He was taken to the hospital but died of peritonitis. His companion, Rutherford Runkel of Bryan, was also riding a motorcycle, and the two cycles became entangled, throwing Lauber into a car driven by Mrs. Wm. Becker of Toledo. Mrs. Laura Bell, riding with Mrs. Becker was injured. 
Runkel suffered bruises and spent three days in the hospital. 



SAMUEL SOWERS
 (Dec 1936) 
Sam. Sowers, age 72 years, passed away in his home north of Pettisville, Monday noon, at 
12:30, of heart trouble. He had been in poor health several years. Funeral services are to be held Friday at 10:30 a. m., in the Lauber Hill church, conducted by Rev. W. J. Rupp. Interment in church cemetery. He leaves widow, two daughters, two sons, four grandchildren and brother.



MARTIN BAER 
DECEMBER 9, 1936
Martin Baer, 93 years old, passed away Wednesday morning at 5:30 o'clock, in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ephriam Grieser, and family, southeast of Archbold, after an illness of four hours. Funeral services were held Saturday at 10:30. a. m., in the Central Mennonite church, conducted by Rev. S. E. Allgyer of West Liberty, Ohio, and Rev. John S. Mast of Elderson, Pa. Interment in Eckley cemetery. He leaves seven daughters, 39 grandchildren, and 25 great-grandchildren. He was the last member of the Samuel Baer family.  Martin Baer was the oldest individual in German township.  Relatives from a distance that attended the funeral of Martin Baer, Saturday: Mr. Sam. Baer of Marseilles, Mich., Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Jenson of Chesterton, Ind.; Mrs. Jennie Vardauman of Michigan City, Ind.; Mrs. Ira Baer and son Earlis of Remus, Mich.; Rev. D. J. Johns of Goshen, Ind., Mr. and Mrs. John Miller sr., and Mr. and Mrs. John Miller jr., of Shipshewana, Ind.; Mr. and Mrs. Abe Miller and Mr. and Mrs. Earl Miller of Prattville, Mich., Mrs. Louella Yoder, Mr. Martin Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Wyse, Mr. Dan. Wyse and family, Mr. Oscar Wyse and family, Mr. Ray Wyse and family., Mr. and Mrs. Lester Wyse, Ora and Lawrence Wyse.



Ivan Krieger
Falls Under Train Wheels trying To Return Home 
Ivan Krieger, 34, was seriously injured Saturday forenoon by a freight on the New York Central, going west near Pettisville. It is believed that he boarded the train in Toledo. The injured man was taken to the Wauseon hospital where it was found necessary to amputate his left limb above the knee as well as several toes on the right foot. He also suffered many bruises.  Mr. Krieger had been in the Toledo State hospital for the past five months and had attempted to escape several times to come to his home near Pettisville. He has a wife, daughter and son, and was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Simon Krieger, both of whom died several years ago.



Miriam Frey
Truck -Car Crash Claims Girls Life  Daughter Of Harvey Frey Dies In Hospital Following Accident 
Miriam, 6, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey B. Frey, died in the Wauseon hospital, Thursday, of injuries received in an automobile accident. Funeral was held at the Clinton A.M. church, Saturday. Burial in the Pettisville cemetery. 

Arline Frey, 9, is still in the hospital suffering from fracture of the skull. The little boy, Merrill, *2, is 
at home and seems to be recovering. Mr. Harvey B. Frey was injured about the head. 
The Harvey B. Frey ford was going south at the Van Pelt corners, south of Wauseon, Wednesday afternoon. In the ford was Mr. Frey and his three children, aged *3, *7 and 6 years. 
Going east at the corner was the, Lugbill stock truck loaded with steers and driven by Leon Lugbill.   The two cars came together at the corner with a terrific crash. The passenger car was thrown some ten feet and rolled. As it was of wood-frame construction, it was badly demolished, and the occupants greatly endangered. 

Leon Lugbill, 16, son of. Mr. and Mrs. Eli Lugbill, .is at home and seems to be recovering nicely from his injuries.  The stock truck turned a complete sommersault and landed about forty feet from the place of impact. One steer was killed, and several injured.  Leon Lugbill, the driver of the truck, considered himself uninjured at first, but later he was taken to the hospital at Wauseon. 

The Frey family recently lost a son in an accident with a horse. Both the truck and the passenger, car were completely wrecked. It is said that the corner in question was screened by trees and the drivers could not see each other approaching.

IN MEMORY 

"The sun and moon are shining.
On a lone and silent grave;
Beneath lies one we dearly loved,
But whom we could not save.
“Friends may think we have forgotten
When at times they see us smile; 
Little do they know the heartaches
That our smile hides all the while.”

In memory of our loving wife and mother who passed away one year ago March 1, 1936. 
Mr. C. S. Eicher and Family. (Feb 1937)



Leah Weber
(Aug 13, 1936)
Leah Weber, daughter of Peter and Salomey Wyse, was born on the 6th day of August, 1864, in German township, Fulton county, Ohio, where she resided all her life. She was united in marriage with John T. Weber on March 22, 1883.   Born to this union were 5 children, her first-born, Mrs. Lewis Merillat preceding her in death. This experience of sorrow she was never able to recover from. She was a dutiful wife and mother and her kind and gentle disposition won the affection of all. She yielded her will to God and strove in weak- ness to set a good example to those about 
her. She departed this life August 13, 1936, at the age of 72 years and 7 days.

These remain to mourn her loss: her husband, John T. Weber; three sons: Arthur of Hudson, Michigan; Clarence of Delta, Ohio; Albert of Tedrow, Ohio; one daughter, Mrs. Ervin Fraker of Deerfield, Michigan; one brother, Daniel of Archbold, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Mary Carter of 
Toledo, Ohio; also 17 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. She will also be greatly missed
by many friends and relatives. 

O cherished thought of heavenly rest
Where saints and angels dwell, 
Where all is love and joy and peace 
As they His praises tell.
With longing hearts we think of those
Who're gone before to rest, 
They now have found a sweet release 
In mansions of the blest. 
There God shall wipe away all tears, 
Clothe them in garments white. 
The streets are made of purest gold, 
The Lamb shall be the Light.

Card of Thanks 
We wish to express our heartfelt thanks to those who kindly assisted us and for the many expressions of *smypathy. 
John T. Weber and children.



Harmon Kleck 
Harmon Kleck, son of Henry and Anna Kleck, was born in Archbold, Ohio, on May 24,1872, and departed this life on March 21, 1936, at 2:00 a. m., at the Wauseon Hospital, at the age of 63 years, 9 months, and 27 days.  On December 16, 1897, he was united in marriage with Emma Burkholder. To this union four children were born: Inez, Harold, Ilva and Wilbur.  Harmon lived his entire life in this community.   His health was somewhat impaired for several months and on February 5, 1936, he was taken to the Wauseon Hospital, and on February 19th underwent a serious operation from which he never recovered, although everything that human hands could 
do was rendered.   Our sympathy goes out to the bereft family. We greatly rejoice that on March 13th he made a confession and accepted Christ as his personal Savior. 

He leaves to mourn a sadly bereaved wife; two sons, Harold and Wilbur; one daughter, Mrs. Marion Roth; two sisters, Mrs. Jacob Fenstermaker of Archbold, Ohio, and Mrs. Emma King of Phoenix, Arizona; one brother, David Kleck of near Ridgeville Corners, Ohio; and grandchildren: Doris Schantz, who has been living in the home since her mother's death, and Richard, Ruth 
Anna, Alice Mary Roth, and Daryl Kleck; and many relatives and friends.  His daughter Inez, two grandsons, father, mother; one sister, Mary Snyder, and two brothers, Jacob and Henry, 
preceded him to the Great Beyond. 

"He has gone from his dear ones, his children, his wife, 
Whom he willingly toiled for and loved as his life. 
Oh God, how mysterious and how strange are Thy ways 
To take from us this loved one in the best of his days." 

Card of Thanks The family wishes to express their sincere thanks to all who in any way assisted them during the sickness, death and burial of their beloved Husband and Father; also for the floral offerings, and Rev. Rupp for his consoling words. 
 

HARMON KLECK
Harmon Kleck, age 63 years, passed away in the Wauseon hospital, Saturday, at 2:00 o'clock a. m. He had been in the hospital seven weeks. His health had been failing for the past few months and at the hospital he underwent an operation, and required a number of blood transfusions. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at 10:30 in the Lauber Hill church with Rev. Wm. Rupp officiating. Burial in church cemetery. He leaves widow, daughter and two sons -Mrs. M. J. Roth, Harold and Wilbur Kleck; five grandchildren; two sisters and brother- Mrs. Emma King of Phoenix, Ariz., and Mrs. J. S. Fenstermaker, and Mr. David Kleck. He was born and raised in this vicinity.



MRS. CHRIS. (Anna ) EICHER
(1936) 
Mrs. Chris. Eicher, age 68 this month, passed away in her home southeast of Archbold, Sunday noon March 1st, following a stroke of paralysis early Sunday morning. The funeral will be held at the Central A. Mennonite church, Thursday at 10:00 a. m., conducted by Rev. Sanford Yoder of Goshen, Ind. Interment in Pettisville cemetery. She leaves husband four daughters, five sons, 16 grand children, and three brothers. 

Anna C. Eicher
Anna c. Eicher nee Frey was born near Pettisville, Ohio, March 19, 1868; died at her home near Archbold, Ohio, March 1, 1936, age 67 years, 11 months and 12 days. She was united in marriage with Christian S. Eicher, March 20, 1890. They shared life's joys and sorrows together for nearly 46 years.

To this union were born 9 children, viz: Eva, wife of Samuel Grieser Jr., of Archbold, Ohio; Samuel E., of Albany, Oregon; Ruth, wife of Alfred Nofzinger of Archbold, Ohio; Reuben of Wauseon, 
Ohio; Andrew of Bryan, Ohio; Verna, wife of Carl Zimmer of Napoleon, Ohio; Ellen, wife of Lawrence Mull of Toledo, Ohio; and Ervin and Olen at home.  Anna was the first to break the 
family circle; she was somewhat feeble for a number of years yet her end came rather unexpectedly to the family, but not to her as she frequently spoke of it as being near at hand.

She leaves to mourn her departure: a sorrowing husband, nine children, three brothers, viz: E. L. Frey of Wauseon, Ohio; Amos Frey of Long; Beach, California, and J. C. Frey of Archbold, Ohio, together with a large circle of other relatives and friends. 
Anna accepted Christ as her personal Savior in her youth and united with the Amish Mennonite Church and remained faithful to the end.

To that far distant land 
She has taken her way, 
Past the shadows of night, 
There has *downed a new day.
And this be your comfort 
Through grief hard to bear, 
That far country is Home 
And she waits for you there 

Card of Thanks 
The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to the friends and neighbors who so kindly assisted us in the time of bereavement of our mother; especially do we want to thank the Rev. Sanford Yoder and singers. Chris. Eicher and Family.



Ruth Keller
(Dec 1935) Wauseon Girl. Is Killed In Crash On Icy Route 2 
Ruth Keller, 9, Dies Of Injuries In Collision--Icy Road Causes Wreck --Parents Hurt: 
Ruth Keller, 9, was instantly killed in an auto accident two miles east of Delta on No.2, near the W. G. Pfaff sr. farm at 5:30 p. m., Thursday.   In one car was Mr. and Mrs. Philip Keller and daughter Ruth who live at the Burkholder Bend on the fair grounds road, north of Wauseon.  In the other car were Mr. and Mrs. Roy Harris of Fostoria. Ohio. Harris is connected with the CCC camp at Swanton.
It is stated that the cars skidded together on the icy road and it is probable that the accident was unavoidable.   The Kellers were going west from Toledo. Ruth's skull was crushed and death was instantaneous. The body of the dead girl was taken to a funeral home in Wauseon. The parents of the child were taken to their home north of Wauseon, badly hurt.  Mrs. Harris was removed to the hospital at Wauseon with a broken hip and many bruises.



RALPH GRIESER
(1937)
Ralph Grieser, age 27 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. Simon Grieser, passed away, Sunday, Jan. 3, 
in the Wauseon hospital. He took sick two weeks previous to his death with *tonsilitis which developed into pneumonia and blood poisoning. He was taken to the hospital, Monday. A short service will be held at the home, Wednesday, by Rev. E. B. Frey. The father is an invalid and unable to leave home. The funeral service will be held today at 10:00 o'clock a. m., conducted by Revs. S. S. Wyse and Henry Rychener. Interment in Eckley cemetery. The deceased leaves parents, sister and three brothers.

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Aaron Gearig
Aaron Gearig was born in German Township, Fulton County, Ohio, F~b- ruary 24, 1872, and died in his home two miles north of Pettisville, Ohio, April 5, 1935, at the age of 63 years, 1 month and 12 days.  He was united in marriage to Emma Rupp, October 22, 1894. To this union two sons were born, both dying in infancy.  In the latter part of the year of 1917 he with his companion accepted Christ as their personal Savior, and united with the Defenseless-Menrionite Church of Archbold, of which he waR a member at the time of his death.  For the latter two months, brother Gearig  suffered intently at times but he bore his suffering patiently, ;a.nd often expressed his desire to go home to be with his Lord. 

He leaves to mourn their loss: his dear Companion, one foster-daughter Mrs. Lavina Weber-of Ottokee; seven grandchildren; two brothers, Jonotnan and Christian of Pettesville, Ohio; besides many relatives and friends. His father and mother, tV(o brother.i, and two sisters preceded him 
in death. 

.'Upon thy word I rest, So strong so sure, 
So full of comfort blest, So sweet, so pure, 
Thy word that changeth not- I That failed never. 
My God, I rest Upon Thy word forever." , 

Card of Thanks 
The bereaved Family wishes to ex- press heartfelt thanks to all the neighbors and friends, for their kind assistance and sy~pathy during the sickness, death and burial of their be- loved husband and father. Especially, too, we thank Rev. Slagle, the singers, donors of cars, and R. L. Rupp, fu neral director. 
Mrs. Aaron Gearig, 
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence WeberIi 
and children. 10 
 

AARON GEARIG 
Aaron *Gearig, age 63 years, passed away in his home north of Pettisville, Friday noon, April 5th, after an illness of several months of hardening of the arteries. The funeral services were held in the Defenseless Mennonite church, Monday afternoon, conducted by Rev. E. M. Slagle. Interment in Pettisville cemetery. He leaves widow; two brothers, Mr. C. L. *Gerig and Mr. Jonathan Gerig, and an adopted daughter, Mrs. Clarence Weber, of near Ottokee.


Mrs. Emma (Rupp) Gearig
(1935)
Mrs. Emma Gearig, past 70 years of age, died in her home north of Pettisville, Wednesday, May 29th. She was in poor health the past year and took worse on the Thursday previous to her death. The funeral service was held Saturday afternoon in the Defenseless Mennonite church, conducted by Rev. E. M. Slagle. Interment in Pettisville *cmetery. She leaves foster daughter and 7 foster grandchildren; a sister, Miss Mary Rupp of Detroit, and brother, Mr. Enos Rupp of near Archbold. 



MRS. MARY MURPHY
(1936) 
Mrs. Mary Murphy, 72, passed away in her home in Pettisville, Sunday morning, following an illness of several months. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the residence conducted by Rev. P. Kluepfel of Perrysburg. Interment in Pettisville cemetery. 
Deceased was life-long resident of this community. Survived by two sons: Charles and Earl;
three grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Orlo Whittecar of Wauseon. 



RALPH NOFZIGER
 (1936) 
Quite a number from this vicinity attended the funeral of Ralph Nofziger, age 25, in the A.-Mennonite church in Leo, Ind., which was held, Tuesday forenoon. Another service was held 
at the Shore Mennonite church near Goshen, Ind., where the burial service took place. He was ill for a year and one-half and bedfast the past six months. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Nofziger. He leaves widow, son, parents, brothers and sisters.



MRS. FANNIE BECK
(1936) 
Mrs. Fannie Beck, age 73 years, died in her home south of Pettisville, Thursday afternoon. She had been bedfast since January 3rd, and her health had been poor for several months preceding. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in the Central A.-M. church, conducted by Rev. S. S. Wyse and Rev. S. D. Grieser. Burial in Pettisville cemetery. She leaves two sisters, six brothers, two sons, 24 grandchildren, two great- grandchildren. 

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Lois Leanna Beck
Lois Leanna, daughter of Joseph and Amanda Beck, was born August 23, 1926, and died July I, 1935, at the age of 8 years, 10 months, and 8 days. On March23, Lois took sick with mastoid infection and underwent an operation a week later which seemed to give relief for some time. On April 17, she went to the hospital for the second operation, after which she was home again for three weeks. On May 26, she was again taken to the hospital for the third operation for an abscess on the brain, but in spite of all that human hands could do, her youthful life declined until she passed away. During her sickness and suffering, which she endured so patiently, she wore 
a beautiful smile and often expressed her appreciation in song. She sang of the Beautiful Land and expressed her desire to be with Jesus, hoping to meet her loved ones soon. She leaves to mourn their loss, her father and mother, three brothers, three sisters, two nieces, and one nephew, also an aged grandfather and many other relatives and friends. 
When We Go Home 

When we go home, think you 'tis true 
That we shall know as once we knew- 
You speak with *with me and I with you-
When we go home?
When we go home I hope to see 
A little face look straight at me, 
Unchanged from what it used to be, 
When we go home. 
When we go home 'twill be to hear 
A darling voice, so low and clear, 
Our hearts are thrilled to think it near, 
When we go home. 

Card Of Thanks 
We wish to express our heartfelt, thanks to friends and neighbors; to Rev. E. B. Frey and Rev. E. M. Slagle; to those who rendered the songs; to those who sent the beautiful flowers, and to all 
who in any way assisted us during the sickness, death, and burial of our loving daughter and sister. 
Mr. Joseph Beck and family, Mr. Reo Rufenacht and family, Mr. Laurel Short and family.

LOIS BECK 
Lois, 8-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Beck, died Monday in their home southeast of Archbold. She had been ill for more than three months and had undergone three operations. Death was due to an abscess on the brain. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at two o'clock at the Central A.-M. church, in charge or Rev. Ed. Frey, and also Rev. E. M. Slagle of the D.- Mennonite church. Burial in Pettisville cemetery. -She leaves parents, aged grandfather, three brothers, and three sisters. 

LOIS LEANNA BECK
(1936) 

IN MEMORY OF LOIS LEANNA BECK
Who fell asleep in Jesus one year ago today (July 1).
Two Little Feet 
Two little feet went pattering by A year ago, 
They wandered off to the sunny sky, 
A year ago, 
They crept not back to the love they left, 
They climbed nevermore to the arms bereft--
A year ago. 
“Again I shall hear those two little feet 
Pattering by; 
Their music a thousand times more sweet 
In the sky; 
I joy to think that the Father's care 
Will hold them safe till I meet them there 
By and by.”
By her Mother, Mrs. Joseph Beck.

IN MEMORIAM 
In loving memory of our dear wife and mother, who *pasesd away one year ago, Feb. 28, 1935. 

One long year ago that morning 
At the break of day, 
You heard the angels calling
And you silently went away.
How we miss you dearest mother 
At you quietly sleep and rest, 
When we think of how you suffered 
Then we know that God did best. 
The depth of our sorrow, we cannot tell, 
In the loss of you, dear, whom we loved so well, 
And while you lie in peaceful sleep 
Your memories we shall always keep. 
Those sad long days and dreary nights, 
The saddest of all was when the soul took its flight; 
We saw you sinking hour by hour, 
To save you, we did all in our power.
Thou canst not come to us again, 
But we shall strive to come to thee; 
When God's bright day of glory breaks, 
And earth night's shadows flee. 
Sadly missed by Louis Merillat and Family



George Leininger
(1935) , age 79, Passes In Chicago; Funeral Here 
George Leininger, 79, born in this community, but who practiced medicine in Chicago for over 50 years, died in his Chicago home, Wednesday, following two years' illness. Body arrived in Archbold, Friday evening, and was taken to the Hollingshead funeral home where short services were held Saturday morning at ten o'clock, conducted by Rev. Trautman. Interment in Leininger cemetery. Deceased spent his boyhood in Archbold and went to Chicago in later years where he built up a large practice and was at one time member of the board of health of Chicago. He was also head of a manufacturing concern that prospered. Survived by widow, three sons, sister, and three brothers. 



MRS. J. C. MILLER
(Feb 8 1936)
Mrs. Jacob C. Miller, age 52 years, passed away Saturday at 7:30 p. m., at the Wauseon hospital, death due to diabetes. She was taken there a week ago last Thursday, hoping her condition 
would be improved. She had been in poor health the past few months. The funeral is to be held today, Wednesday, at 10:00 a. m., in the Defenseless Mennonite Church, conducted by Rev. E. M. Slagle. Interment in the Aeschliman cemetery, southeast of Pettisville: She leaves husband, two daughters, five sons, two granddaughters, father, five sisters, five brothers. 



Wilbur Nicholas Ruffer 
Wilbur Nicholas Ruffer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Ruffer, was born in Williams County, Ohio, Oct. 29, 1917, and passed away after a short illness on May 10, 1935, at the age of 17 years, 6 months and 10 days. 

He leaves to mourn their loss and cherish his memory: his parents, three sisters: Mrs. Emmet Short of Archbold, Mrs. Donald Honeck of Napoleon, Mrs. Ora Krieger of Pettisville; five brothers: Robert, Hazen, Glen, Elmer, and Earl, all of Archbold, and many other near and distant relatives and friends.

Sunset and evening star, 
and one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar 
When I put out to sea. 
But such a tide as moving seems asleep, 
Too full for sound and foam, 
When that which drew from out the boundless deep 
Turns again home. 
Twilight and Evening bell; 
And after that the dark! 
And may there be no sadness of farewell
when I embark.
For, though from out our bourne of time and place
the flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face 
When I have crossed the bar.

Card of Thanks 
We wish to thank our friends and neighbors for their kindness shown during the sickness and death of our a dear son Wilbur.   Mr. and Mrs. Walter Ruffer and Family. 
 

WILBUR RUFFER
Wilbur Ruffer, 17 years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Ruffer, passed away in their home southwest of Archbold, Friday, May 10th after week’s illness of pneumonia. The funeral services were held at the home, Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. T. J. Klaudt. Interment in Archbold cemetery. He leaves parents, three sisters and five brothers.



HENRY MULL
Henry Mull, 69, passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ralph Graber, near Ridgeville Corners, Friday noon. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. I. Miller at the Lauber Hill church, Monday morning. Survived by two daughters Mrs. Graber and Orpha Mull; six sons: Ora, Elger, Edward, Lawrence, Herbert and Corwin. His wife and one son preceded him in death several years ago. He also leaves twelve grandchildren, sister and brother. Burial was held in the church cemetery. 

Henry R. Mull 
Henry R. Mull, son of Andrew Mull and Barbara Detzer, was born in Fulton County, Ohio, on the twenty-second day of November, 1866.  He departed this life, in his home, in Ridgeville 
Township, on July 26, 1935, having attained the age of sixty-eight years, eight months and four days. On August 16, 1892 he was united in marriage with Elizabeth Burkholder. His companion preceded him to the Great Beyond twelve years ago. This union was blessed with ten children: Ora of Ridgeville, EIger of Toledo, Edward of Wauseon, Lawrence of Toledo, Herbert of Fayette, Corwin of Toledo, Mrs. Ivah Graber at home, and Orpha at home. 

A son Ferman and daughter Sadie preceded the father In death.  He also leaves twelve grandchildren, one sister Mrs. Mary Hayes of Wauseon and one brother Adam of Ridgeville, besides a host of relatives and friends, who sadly mourn his passing. 

Card of Thanks The children wish to thank friends and neighbor who were so kind and sympathetic during this time of sorrow.  The Children.



Menno Nafziger
Menno, son of, Christian and Barbara Nafziger, was born near Archbold, Ohio, March 27th, 1870. Died at the Tampa Municipal Hospital on Davis Island, Tampa, Florida, Feb. 25th, 1935, at the age of 64 years, 10 months, and 28 days.  Brother and Sister Nafziger left home Dec. 18th for Florida where they had expected to spend the winter months.  Brother Nafziger had been ailing 
for a number of years but most of the time was able to be about until a week previous to this 
death when it took hold on him so hard that he had to go to bed.  The brother was of a quiet, kind and loving disposition, and friendly to everybody.  He was united in marriage with Esther Frey, 
Oct. 7th, 1897. Together they shared the joys and sorrows of life for a little over 37 years. To this union was born one daughter-Gladys.

Leaves to mourn his passing: his sorrowing companion; the only daughter, Mrs. M. J. Winzeler; one brother three sisters, and many near relatives and friends. In his younger-years he confessed Christ as his Savior and united with the Mennonite congregation and remained faithful until death. 
Funeral services were held in the Central A. M. church, March 2nd, by: 0 S. Wyse, S. D. Grieser, and L. J. Miller of Cass county, Missouri.

Farewell dear father, sweet thy rest; 
Weary with years and worn with pain. - 
Farewell, till in some happy place, 
We shall behold thy face again. 
'Tis ours to miss thee, *al our years, 
And tender memories of thee keep; 
Thine in the Lord, to rest, for so, 
He gives his beloved sleep." 

Card of Thanks 
We wish to express sincere appreciation to all who in any way helped or extended comfort during the bereavement that has come to us. re appreciate every little or great effort to relieve our sorrow at this time.  Mrs. Menno Nofziger, Mr. and Mrs. Marion Winzeler. 

MENNO NAFZIGER
Menno Nafziger, age 64 years, passed away in the Municipal hospital at Tampa, Florida, Monday morning, at 1:15 o'clock, where he had been taken on Saturday, suffering from gall trouble, and was bed-fast a week.  The body arrived in Archbold, on Thursday morning, and was taken to home of his daughter, Mrs. Marion J. Winzeler, southwest of Archbold.  The funeral services were held on Saturday morning in the Central A.- Mennonite church, conducted by Rev. S. D. Grieser and Rev. S. S. Wyse. Burial in PettisviI1e cemetery. 

Leaves widow, daughter, Mrs. M. J. Winzeler, three sisters: Mrs. John M. Roth, Mrs. Katie Nofziger and Mrs. J. J. Spiess, and brother, Mr. Joel C. Nafziger, all of Archbold.  When notified 
of his illness, the daughter left for Tampa, Fla., on Saturday evening, and arrived at the hospital, Monday morning at 11:20, only a few minutes after he had passed away.



Mrs. Lydia Winzeler
Mrs. Lydia Winzeler, a daughter of Peter and Elizabeth Merillat, was born in Franklin Township, Fulton County, Ohio, Aug 8,1873, and passed away October 1, 1935, at the age of 62 years, one month and 22 days. She was united in marriage to Jacob J. Winzeler, March 16, 1899 when they settled on a farm in Franklin Township where they have labored and shared life's joys and sorrows until her departure. Four children were born to this union, one of whom died in Infancy. She was a devoted *Chrisitn wife and mother, and a loyal member of St. John's Reformed Church of Archbold. 

She is survived by her aged mother, her husband, two daughters: Mrs. Joyce Graf and Mrs. Elsie Mull; one son, John; four grandchildren; John jr., Joy PhiI1ys and Mary Lou Graf, and John Richard Winzeler; 5 brothers and 3 sisters.

Card of Thanks 
It is the wish of the family that to express their gratitude to neighbors and friends for help extended and sympathy expressed to them in their sorrow. J. J. Winzeler, Mr. and Mrs. John Winzeler, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Mull, Mr. and Mrs. Joy Graf



ANDREW MYERS
Andrew Myers, age 88 years died in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mary Brehm, in Pettisville, Friday noon, following a brief illness of pneumonia. His wife preceded him in death about five years and since that time he has made his home with his children. He leaves: three sons and two daughters: Mr. Floyd Myers of Fayette, Mr. Chris. Myers of Angola; Mr. George Myers of near Zone; Mrs. Mary Brehm of Pettisville, and Mrs. Adolph Brehm of Zone. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in the Lauber Hill church, conducted by Rev. W. J: Rupp. Burial was made in 
the church cemetery. Mr. Myers was a resident for many years and was well known in this community.
The following relatives and friends from outside this community were among those present at the funeral of Andrew Myers, Monday afternoon, in the church at Lauber Hill: Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Bassinger, Mrs. Hiram Steiner and children, and Miss Priscilla Steiner, all of Pandora, 0.; Mrs. Mary Bassinger of Columbus Grove, 0.; Mr. and Mrs. Frances Bassinger and son, and Mr. Philip Bassinger, of Bluffton, Ohio; Mrs. Barbara Burkholder of Napoleon; Mr. L. J. Swartz and family, Mrs. Cora Snyder and children, Mrs. Clarence Richards, all of Ft. Wayne; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Myers, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Myers, Mrs. Dale Rakestraw, of Waterloo, Ind.; Mr. and Mrs. Chris. Myers of near Angola, Ind.; Mrs. Harry Kessler of Auburn, Ind.; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Staley of Butler, Ind.; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bernath and Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Bernath of Waldron, Mich.; Mr. Lewis Boyce and family of Pleasant Lake, Ind.; Mrs. J. J. Vernier, and Mr. Lloyd Brehm and family of Toledo; Mr. and Mrs. Abe Lehman and! Mr. and Mrs. John Bechtel of Wakarusa, Ind.; Mr. and 
Mrs. John Jouquin of Morenci; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Zimmerman of Addison, Mich.

Andrew Myers
Andrew Myers, second son of Martin and Mary Myers, was born in Williams county, Ohio, Feb. 5th, 1847, and departed this life March 22nd, 1936, at the age of 88 years, one month and seventeen days.  On Jan. 27th, 1872, he was united in marriage to Susanna Roth with whom he spent over 58 years of wedded life. To this union seven children were born. His beloved wife Susanna and two daughters: Permilla Ann and Laura preceded him in death.  He united with the Reformed Mennonite Church in 1878, of which he .was a faithful member to the end, all through the many years he gave testimony that his treasure was not in earthly things but that his life was hidden with Christ in God. He was a loving, dutiful father, ever willing to sacrifice self for his loved-ones, ever seeking Divine guidance in instructing his children.  Since the death of his beloved wife in May 1930, he has been making his home with his children. He was living with his daughter Mrs. Mary Brehm, in Pettisville, at the time of death. 

He leaves to mourn, five children Ella Brehm of Fayette, Mary Brehm of Pettisville, Chris Myers 
of Pleasant, Lake, Ind., and George and Floyd of Fayette, Ohio; also 26 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, and a host of other friends and relatives. 
Text: St. Luke, chapter 2, verses twenty-nine and thirty.

Card of Thanks
We wish to extend our sincere thanks to all kind neighbors and friends who so kindly assisted us during the illness and death of our dear Father. The Children.



John L. Sturgeon
John L. Sturgeon was born Nov. 21st, 1855, near Primrose, Williams County, Ohio, and departed this life at Elmira, Ohio, Feb. 5th, 1935, having attained the age of 79 years, 2 months and 14 days.  On August 10th, 1879 he was united in marriage to Elma Gillett, who preceded him in 
death on Feb. 16th, 1890. To this union one daughter was born, Mrs. Charles 1Passmore of Primrose, Ohio.  On January 6th, 1903 he was again united in marriage to Ollie Miller of West Unity, Ohio who cared for him in-his declining years. 

He leaves to mourn their loss, his widow, one daughter: Mrs. Charles Passmore; one step-son, Emmet Miller of Toledo, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Asa Corkins of Fayette, Ohio, and a host of friends.  It may be said of him he was honest to a fault.  He is gone but not forgotten. 

Card of Thanks 
We wish to express our sincere thanks to our friends and neighbors for their kind assistance and sympathy during the recent bereavement in the loss of Mr. John L. Sturgeon. Especially do we thank Rev. E. M. Slagle, the singers, and the donors of cars, and the R. L. Rupp Funeral Home. Mrs. John L. Sturgeon, Mrs. Charles Passmore, Mr. Emmet Miller.

John L. Sturgeon, 
Elmira Merchant Passes Away 
John L. Sturgeon, 79, hardware merchant of. Elmira, passed away in his home, early Tuesday morning, Feb. 6th, after a brief illness.  He operated the store in Elmira for over 30 years and 
was well-known throughout this community.  Services will be held in the Rupp funeral home at 12:30, Thursday, and also at the Brethren church at Alvordton at 2:00 p. m. Interment in Walnut Grove cemetery near Alvordton. Rev. E. M. Slagle will have charge of the funeral services.

Deceased is survived by his aged widow, one daughter, Mrs. Chas. Kassmore of Alvordton; stepson, Emmett Miller of Toledo, and two step-grandchildren.



MRS. FRED REUTHLINGER (Minnie Rice)
(Apr 1935) 
Mrs. Fred Reuthlinger, past 56, passed away in the Robinwood hospital in Toledo, Monday, of spinal mening1tis of 5 days illness, where she was taken on Sunday. The funeral was held in the home in East Toledo. She leaves husband, daughter, son, 4 sisters and brother. She was 
formerly Minnie Rice, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Rice, of Wauseon. 



Mary Wyse, nee Short 
Mary Wyse nee Short, wife of Amos Wyse, deceased, was born Oct. 31st, 1874, near Archbold, Ohio, died at her home near Elmira, Ohio, Feb. 2nd, 1935, at the age of 60 years, 3 months and 1 day.  She was sick only a few days, her sickness starting with influenza which soon developed 
into pneumonia, causing her death.  She was united in marriage with Amos Wyse, April 10th, 1894. To this union *wer born four children: two sons, Johnnie and Chauncey,. and two daughters, Enda and Rosa. 

She leaves to mourn her passing: an only daughter, Mrs. Jesse Short; eight grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Peter J. Stuckey; one brother, Samuel S. Short; step-mother, and many near relatives and friends.  Her husband, two sons and one daughter preceded her in death. Her husband died Dec. 19th, 1902, leaving her a widow for a little over thirty-two 'years.

Sister Wyse was of a kind and loving disposition and manifested the spirit of friendliness to everybody she met. While the sister had many trials and sorrows in life, yet she was always 
able to look upon the bright side of things and commit it all to Him Who is able to help.  Sister Wyse confessed her Lord as her Savior in her younger years and united with the Amish 
Mennonite Church near Archbold, Ohio, and lived a faithful, consistent Christian life unto the end. 

“A shadow fell across our life, 
When death the reaper came, 
And took our dear mother 
From Earthly care and pain. 
"No one knows how much we miss her, 
No one knows the bitter pain 
We have suffered since we lost her, 
Life will never be the same. 
"In our hearts her memory lingers, 
Sweetly, tender, fond and true. 
There will not be a day, dear mother 
That we will not think of you." 

Card of Thanks 
We wish to sincerely thank all kind neighbors, friends and relatives who in any way assisted 
during the sickness and death of our dear mother. 
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Short, Mr. J. F. Crossgrove and family.



Kathrine Zwicker Hinderer 
Kathrine Zwicker Hinderer was ! born in Stutgart, Germany. on Dec. 28, 1848 and passed away March 12. 1935, at the home of her son A. W. Hinderer. Elmira, Ohio, aged 86 years, 2 months 
and 15 days. 

She leaves to mourn her departure: two sons and seven grandchildren. Her husband and oldest son preceded her in death.

Funeral services were held at the A. W. Hinderer home. Thursday at 3:00 p. m., March 14. 1935, conducted by Rev. Eli Dotterer. Interment was made in the Archbold cemetery.

Card of Thanks 
We wish to thank all who so kindly assisted us during the sickness and death of our beloved Mother;
-Rev. Dotterer for his kind words in our bereavement and also the singers. 
A. W. Hinderer and Family.



E. P. PLETTNER
(1935) 
E. P. Plettner, age 58 years, passed away in his home in Coldwater, Mich., Friday, April 19th, after an illness of several months of heart trouble. The funeral service was held Monday afternoon in the Lauber Hill church, conducted by Rev. Wm. Rupp. Interment in church cemetery. 

Leaves widow, daughter two sons, seven grandchildren, two sisters: Mrs. Elizabeth Reckner of Tecumseh, Mich., and Mrs. Wm. Bender, and brothers: Mr. John Plettner of Wauseon, and Mr. J. N. Plettner of Archbold. 



Eldo Rozella (Weber) Merillat
Eldo Rozella Merillat, oldest child of Mr. and Mrs. John T. Weber, was born near Archbold, Ohio, October 21, 1883. She died at the Ford Hospital, Detroit, Mich., February 28, 1935, at the age of 51 years, 4 months and 7 days.  She was united in marriage to Louis Merillat, August 2, 1905; to this union one son and four daughters were born.   Nearly two years ago she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Defenseless Mennonite Church of Archbold, Ohio, of which she was a member at the time of her death.  For nine months she was a patient sufferer, she bore her sickness with patience, and with a smile on her face; often expressed her desire to go home and be with her Lord, where all suffering would be over; she was a kind and loving wife and mother, and a friend to all.

She leaves to mourn their loss, her dear husband, five children: Harold, Pearl and Loueen at home; Mrs. Alice Klopfenstein, Mrs. Marjorie Beaverson of Wauseon, 0.; also Marion Roth, a nephew who had his home with them for many years; four grandchildren; Father, Mother, one sister, three brothers, besides relatives and friends.

“Her suffering ended with the night, 
Yet lived she at its close 
And breathed the long, long night away, 
In statue like repose. 
But when the sun, in all his state, 
Illumed the eastern sky 
She passed through glory's morning gate,
And walked into paradise.”

Card of Thanks 
The bereaved family wishes to thank all neighbors and friends who have assisted them in this 
their hour of bereavement, and to all who have given flowers or assisted in any way. 
Louis Merillat and family.

MRS. LOUIS (Eldo Rozella Weber) MERILLAT
Mrs. Louis Merillat, age 51 years, passed away Thursday in the Ford hospital in Detroit, where she had been for two weeks under observation. The body was brought to her home east of Burlington, Thursday evening. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon in the Defenseless Mennonite church, conducted by Rev. E. M. Slagle. Interment in Pettisville cemetery. She leaves husband, four daughters, son, four grandchildren, parents, sister, and three brothers. 



Paul Hermen Frey 
(Nov 8, 1934) Youth Is Killed When Dragged By Frisky Horse
Paul Hermen Frey Life When Horse Drags Lad Half Mile Through Wood Lot 
Funeral services were held at the Central Amish Mennonite church, Saturday afternoon for Paul Hermen Frey, 9, oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey B. Frey, who lost his life when a horse he was leading ran away and dragged him through the woods. Paul had gone to the field near the Frey home southeast of Archbold, on Thursday morning, at about 8:30, to get one of the horses to 
bring up to the barn. He took with him a rope to lead the animal and although frequently warned 
not to tie a rope or strap to his body or arms while leading an animal, Paul fastened one end, of the rope to his arm and the other to the horse.  Instead of attempting to bring the more tame of the two horses, Paul attempted to bring the frisky horse, the one which never before had been led to the barn.  Paul started to the barn with the horse and while leading the animal it turned and started to run, heading for the woods. Paul was dragged at the end of the rope for a half mile. The father, Harvey B. Frey, missed the lad and started searching, and found his body at the far end of the woods. He carried the injured youth to the farm home of his father, Jacob C. Frey, grandfather of the youth. Here Paul lived 20 minutes before death came. The Jacob Frey farm home was 
nearest to the woods and medical aid was summoned, Mr. George McGuffin of Pettisville attending the lad. Death was due to a broken neck and the unfortunate youth was badly cut and bruised.  Citizens of the entire community were greatly shocked to learn of the untimely death of Paul Hermen Frey The youth was the eldest of family, lively, full of life and energy, and was very bright. He attended the Pettisville special school. His mother was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs, Harmon Short. Paul Hermen Frey is survived by his parents, two brothers, two sisters, grandfather Jacob C. Frey and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harmon Short. 

Paul Hermen Frey 
Paul Hermen, son of Harvey B. and Bertha H. (Short) Frey, was born Feb. 28, 1925; died Nov. 8, 1934, at the age of 9 years, 8 months and 10 days. Paul was the oldest of a family of 5 children, and will be missed very much, especially because of his friendly disposition, and tragic death. Being a very willing boy to help his parent, and having an especial inclination to be among horses, he went to the field in the morning to bring the horses to the barn. He took a rope with him and put it around the horse's neck, and evidently tied the other end of the rope to his right arm, leading 
the horse homeward, when suddenly the horse became fractious and dragged him to his death. 

He leaves, besides his parents. two brothers and two sisters; two grandfathers and one grandmother, (J. C. Frey, and Harmon Short and wife).One great-grandfather (Chris. Beck), 
and one step-great-grandmother, (Katie Burkholder). Funeral services were held at the Central church near Archbold, 0., Nov, 10th, conducted by E. L. Frey, assisted by S. D. Grieser. 
Interment in Pettisville cemetery, 

Card of Thanks 
We wish to sincerely thank all the kind people, neighbors, relatives and friends, who showed their sympathy in any way for us in our tragic bereavement. Kind interest and condolences at this time have proven a source of great comfort. 
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey B, Frey and Children. Mr. and Mrs. Harmon Short, Mr. J. C. Frey.



Verna Marguerite Henry 
Verna Marguerite, daughter of Roy and Mary Henry, was born Sept. 18th, 1911, near Wauseon, Ohio, and passed away, Jan. 8th, 1935, at the age of 23 years, 3 months, and 20 days. Although not very robust and strong, Verna was always a willing worker, never complaining. After a short illness of pneumonia she passed away. Verna leaves to mourn their loss: her heartbroken mother and father, one sister Doris, and a large number of relatives and friends. 

Card of Thanks 
We wish to extend sincere thanks to the friends and neighbors, and everyone who so kindly contributed and assisted in the sad bereavement of our daughter and sister. 
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Henry, Doris Henry.

VERNA HENRY 
Funeral service for Verna Henry, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Henry, was held at the Reformed Mennonite church on Lauber hill, at 2:00 o'clock, Friday, conducted by Rev. Wm. Rupp. Verna Henry died on Tuesday evening following a brief illness of pneumonia, at the age of 23 years. Leaves parents, one sister Doris, and numerous other relatives. Interment was made in church cemetery.



JOHN LEUPP
(Jan 1935) 
John Leupp, age 73 years last March, died in his home southeast of Archbold, Tuesday evening, at eight o'clock. He had suffered a stroke of paralysis, January 3rd. His health had been poor for 
a number of years. Funeral services were held at the home on Friday, at two o'clock p. m., conducted by Rev. E. M. Slagle. Burial in Pettisville cemetery. He leaves widow, two daughters: Mrs. Earl Luty and Mrs. Earl Ruffer; one son: Emanuel, at home; brother, Mr. David Leupp; and five grandchildren. 



MRS. LIZZIE BECK
(Jan 1935) 
Mrs. Lizzie Beck, age 72 years, died on Saturday evening in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clarence Seiler, south of Pettisville. Her death followed a stroke of paralysis on Wednesday, but her health had been poor for many years. Funeral service was held at ten o'clock, Tuesday morning, in the Central A.-M., church, conducted by Rev. Eli Frey, and Rev. Ed. Frey. Burial in Eckley cemetery. She leaves two daughters, two sons, 18 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, five sisters.



HENRY RICE
(Jan 1935) 
Henry Rice, age 83 years, formerly of near Wauseon, passed away in the home of his daughter, Mrs. A. M. Laycock in Toledo, Saturday morning, after two days illness of pneumonia. The funeral service was held in the Wauseon M. E. church, conducted by Rev. R. C. Vandegriff. Interment in Smith cemetery.

He leaves five daughters: Mrs. A. Laycock and Mrs. Minnie Reuthinger of Toledo; Mrs. Elizabeth Schnur of Delta; Mrs. Lillian Bretthauer of Archbold; Mrs. Alice Gunn of West Unity; and one son, Mr. Alwin Rice of Wauseon, and a sister, Mrs. Jacob F. Leininger of near Archbold.



Mary Myers
(1934) 
Mary Myers, aged 76 years, died on Monday evening, July 2nd, in the home of her niece, Mrs. Mary Brehm, after being in failing health for some time. She lived her entire life with the exception of the past 2 ½ years on the Myers farm southwest of West Unity. Mr. Andrew Myers of near Zone was her brother, and he is the only remaining member of that family. The funeral service was conducted on Thursday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at the Lauber Hill church with Rev. W. J. Rupp officiating. Burial was made in a cemetery near West Unity. Among those from a distance who attended the funeral were: Mrs. Osie Newman and daughters Esther and Wanda, Mr. and Mrs. Everett Newman of Lima; Mr. and Mrs. Abe Lehman of Goshen, Ind.; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Myers 
and daughter Edna, and Mr. and Mrs. Russell Myers of Waterloo, Ind.; Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Bernath and Mrs. Frank Bernath of Waldron, Mich.; Mr. and Mrs. Emery Rupp; Mr. and Mrs. Sol. Rupp; Mr. and Mrs. Dan Lehman of West Unity.  Mrs. Howard Jewell of Alvordton spent Tuesday afternoon visiting Mrs. Dwight Ely.



Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mervin Keefer
Two-Weeks-Old Child Passes Away 
Relatives from here attended the Funeral service for the two-week-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mervin Keefer, which died Saturday evening in the Wauseon hospital following an operation for intestinal trouble. The mourners are the parents and three brothers, Karl, Robert and Richard. Rites were conducted on Monday afternoon. 



MRS. CAROLINE (Miller) RICE
(July 22, 1934) 
Mrs. Caroline Rice, 76, passed away at her home in Napoleon, Sunday afternoon, after several months' illness. Funeral is held today, Wednesday afternoon at 1:30, at the residence, and at 
2:00 from Boyer funeral home. The deceased is survived by eight Children; two sisters: Mrs. Elizabeth Fagley and Mrs. Catherine Rutz of Archbold; three brothers: John, William and Adam Miller of Archbold. 



Dr. I. L. Coy,
(1934) PHYSICIAN DIES
Archbold Doctor Witness In Wanner Murder Trial 
By News-Bee Wire 
ARCHBOLD, O., March 18.-Dr. I. L. Coy, 68, who had. practiced medicine here for 28 years and had been summoned as a witness in the Wanner murder trial, dropped dead at his home here early Wednesday. Death was attributed to apoplexy.  Dr. Coy, who was the first physician called 
to the Wanner home after Lawrence Wanner succumbed to Injuries sustained in a struggle with 
his son, Cletus, had been summoned to appear as a witness at the murder trial at Wauseon, which opens Monday. Dr. Coy has testified at the coroner's inquest, which resulted in indictments of second degree murder being returned against Cletus, his mother, Mrs. Laura Wanner, widow 
of Lawrence Wanner.  He had practiced for a year In Stryker before coming here. He graduated from the Cincinnati College of Medicine in 1898. Dr. Coy specialized in cancers and malignant growths. He leaves his widow and a daughter, Isabelle, and two brothers, Dan of Defiance and Alvera of Evansport.  Services will be held at the residence on Sunday at 1 p. m., central time, under the auspices of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Toledo. Interment will be in 
Evansport Cemetery.



GEORGE EDWARD KLINE
(Oct 1934) 
George Edward, seven-month-old child of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Kline, died in the Wauseon hospital early Tuesday morning, of complications. The funeral *wil be held in the Kline home, in Pettisville, Thursday at 2:00 o'clock p. m. Burial in Pettisvil1e cemetery. Leaves parents and two *daughters.
Those from out-of-town attending the funeral of George Edward Kline, Thursday afternoon, were: Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Thrasher, Mr. and Mrs. Perry Keister, Miss Celia Burkholder, of Toledo; Mr. Wm. Lather and family of Newton Falls, Mr. and Mrs. O. Lather of West Hope, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Hitt of Bryan, Mrs. Homer George of Wauseon and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gasche of Morenci, Mich.



Fannie Yoder
Fannie Yoder, Nee Nusbaum, was born in Fulton County, Ohio, November 28, 1858. Died at the home of her sister, Mrs. P. H. Ziegler, Archbold, Ohio, September 10, 1934, at the age of 75 years, nine months, and 12 days. September 29, 1892 she was married to Ben Yoder. She had two step daughters, Mrs. Amos Roth and Mrs. Sam Roth. Jay Sommers a foster son was taken into this home at 18 months of age and remained until grown to manhood. There survives one 
step daughter, one foster son, one step grandson, four foster grandchildren, one sister and other relatives and friends. Her husband, one step daughter, two sisters one brother, preceded her in death. She accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Mennonite church in her younger years, and remained faithful until death. She was in failing health for about six years, during which time she endured much suffering, especially immediately preceding her death. Her demise was due to cancer of the stomach. She often expressed her desire to be released from her suffering and to be at rest. 

Sure all that I meet, 
Shall work for my good; 
The bitter is sweet, 
The medicine food; 
Though painful at present, 
'Twill cease before long, 
And then oh how pleasant 
The *Congueror's song. 

Card Of Thanks 
We wish to extend our heart-felts thanks to all kind neighbors and friends who so kindly assisted during the illness and death of Mrs. Fannie Yoder.
Mr. and Mrs. P. H. Ziegler



Magdalena Roth (Mattie) Beaverson 
Magdalena Roth Beaverson, born, May 3rd, 1851, and united in marriage to Samuel Beaverson 
in the year 1871 who passed away on Oct. 29, '18.  To this union were born seven sons, four of whom preceded her in death, three in infancy, and William who passed away Dec. 7, 1925.  She died Oct. 3, 1934, at the age of 83 years, 5 months, at the home of Mrs. William Beaverson. 

She leaves three sons: Guy of West Unity, Ohio; Harvey of Fayette, Ohio; Samuel of Whitehouse, Ohio. Twenty-five grandchildren, and thirty-two great-grandchildren, and one brother, Christian Roth of Ridgeville Corners, Ohio, besides a host of other relatives and friends remain to mourn her departure. 

Card of Thanks 
The family wishes to extend its mort heartfelt thanks to their neighbors and friends for their sympathy and *assstance during the sickness and death of their mother. . The Children.

Mrs. Mattie (Magdalena Roth) Beaverson 
Mrs. Mattie Beaverson, age 83, died in the Mrs. Emma Beaverson home, Wednesday afternoon, after illness for *for a long time. Leaves three sons: Sam. Beaverson, of Whitehouse, O., Guy Beaverson of West Unity, and Harvey Beaverson. Her husband preceded her in death. Funeral was held on Friday afternoon at the Lauber Hill church. Rev. Eli Nehr of Shelby, Mich., officiated; burial in church cemetery.



MRS. SIMON KRIEGER
(Apr 1934) 
Mrs. Simon Krieger, age 61 years, passed away in her home southeast of Archbold, Monday morning, after an illness of two hours of heart trouble. The funeral service will be held this afternoon, Wednesday, at 2:00 o'clock, in the Lauber Hill church. Rev. Aaron Frey of Canton, 0., will officiate. Interment in church cemetery. Leaves four daughters, three sons, 11 grandchildren, great-grandchild, sister Mrs. Geo. Hitt of near Bryan. (Apr 1934) 



CAROL JEAN SCHULTZ 
(Apr 1934) 
Carol Jean, seven-day-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Schultz, died in the Wauseon 
hospital, Friday afternoon, shortly after being taken there. A short funeral service was conducted 
at the home, Sunday afternoon, with burial in the Leininger cemetery. The mother was also taken to the hospital, and returned to her home on Friday evening. She is getting along nicely.



CLEO SCHROCK
(Mar 11, 1934) 
Cleo Schrock, 15-year-old son of Mrs. Sarah Schrock of Pettisville, died in the Wauseon hospital, Sunday afternoon, of pneumonia. Funeral services will be held at the Central A.-Mennonite church on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Henry Rychener, S. D. Grieser, and E. B. Frey. Burial in Pettisville Cemetery. He leaves mother, two sisters, two brothers. The mother has been in the Wauseon hospital for the past two weeks recovering from an operation, and will be unable to attend the funeral.
 

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