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Herald of Truth, Vol. XXXIV, No. 9, May 1, 1897, Page 141, 142

SHAFER - On the 24th of Feb. 1897 , in Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., Pa. , Sarah, wife of Henry Shafer, and daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth Kauffman, aged 45 years, 3 months, 22 days. Buried on the 26th in the Thomas graveyard. Services in the Thomas M.H. by C.H. Stewart.

BLAUCH - On March 11th 1897 , in Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., Pa. , Rea Ellen, daughter of David and Ellen Blauch, aged 8 months, 16 days. Buried on the 13th in Levi Weaver's burying ground. Services at the house by H. C. Salem.

YODER - On the 25th of March, 1897 , in Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., Pa. , of dropsy and the infirmities of old age, Susannah, wife of Isaac Yoder, aged 70 years, 9 months. Buried on the 28th in the family graveyard. Services in the Stahl M.H. by Moses B. Miller and Jonathan Harshberger. The deceased leaves a sorrowing husband, four daughters and one son, two sisters, four brothers, to mourn the loss of one that was near and dear to them, but they need not mourn as those who have to hope. She was a member of the Amish Mennonite church for many years.

HAMMER - On the 31st of March 1897 , in Somerset Co., Pa. , Dortha Alwood, daughter of John Hammer, aged 3 months, 3 days. She was buried on the 2d of April at the Baptist church. Funeral services by L.A. Blough.

CHRISTNER - On the 17th of April 1897 , in Somerset county, Pa. , Susan, daughter of Samuel and Barbara Christner, aged 34 years, 9 months and 24 days. She was buried on the 19th at the Baptist church. Funeral services by Samuel Zimmerman and Levi A. Blough.

Herald of Truth, Vol. XXXIV, No. 12, June 15, 1897 - Page 188, 189

YODER - On the 25th of March, 1897 , in Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., Pa. , Susannah wife of Isaac Yoder, aged 70 years and 9 months. The following lines were selected by her son-in-law, Levi Blauch, and her daughter Barbara.

Dearest mother, thou hast left us, here thy loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God that hath bereft us, He can all our sorrows heal.
Yonder in the graveyard gently, rests the form we loved so well;
But we look to heaven and glory, where there will be no farewell.
Mother, thou hast left us lonely, in this world alone to roam;
We may truly ask the question, What is home since thou art gone?
For a year thy strength was waning, till in March the thirteenth day;
Then two weeks in cheerful silence, death is awaiting gently lay.
Farewell mother, till we meet thee, in thy heavenly home above;
There to sing God's praises with thee, in the land of joy and love.

Herald of Truth, Vol. XXXIV, No. 13, July 1, 1897 - Page 206, 207

MISHLER - On the 19th of May, 1897 , in Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., Pa. , of consumption, Bro. Levi Mishler, aged 59 ys., 3 ms. and 14 ds. He was buried on the 21st Funeral services by Jonas Blauch and L.A. Blough. Text, Jno. 5:28, 29. Bro. Mishler left behind a sorrowing widow and family.

Herald of Truth, Vol. XXXIV, No. 14, July 15, 1897, Page 221, 222, 223

LAPE - On the 22d of June 1897 in Somerset Co., Pa. , of a lingering disease of nearly a year, Bertha Rachel, daughter of William and Ellen Lape, aged 1 year, 10 months and 22 days. Funeral on the 24th at the Maple Spring Dunkard church of which church the parents are members. Funeral services by Em. Blough, Sam. Zimmerman and L.A. Blough. Text, Job. 14:1--2.

Gospel Herald - Volume XXI, Number 3 - April 19, 1928, pages 62, 63

Shetler. - Noah Shetler, of near Johnstown, Pa., son of the late Christian and Polly (Harshbarger) Shetler died April 2, 1928; aged 55 years. He is survived by 2 sisters (Mrs. David A. Stull of Scottdale, P., and Mrs. John F. Harshbarger, of near Johnstown , Pa. ), 6 nieces, 6 nephews, and a number of other relatives and friends. The funeral was held on April 4, at the Elton Mennonite Church , conducted by Bros. Hiram Wingard and Alexander Weaver.

October 15, 1931 - Vol. XXIV, No.29 - page 639

Blough. - Maggie, wife of Uriah Blough, was born near Davidsville , Pa. , Mar. 25, 1890 ; died of scarlet fever in her home, Sept. 27, 1931 ; aged 41 y. 6 m. 2 d. She was the mother of 2 sons and 3 daughters, the youngest of the daughters being only one week old when the mother died. She is also survived by her parents. Her death was a very great shock to the entire community. She was a very dutiful mother and housekeeper. Since early life she was a consistent member of the Mennonite Church , and her place in the house and Church will be missed. A large number of relatives, neighbors, and friends gathered around the house and S. G. Shetler conducted a short service, assisted by her home pastors, L. A. Blough, and Harry C. Blough. The body was laid to rest in the Blough Cemetery .

Yoder. - Daniel Yoder was born in Cambria Co., Pa. , April 10, 1858 ; died in his home near Geistown, in the same county, Oct. 1, 1931 ; aged 73 y. 6 m. 10 d. He was married to Katie Wissinger, who with the following children survive; Alexander, Elmer, Abraham, Sally, wife of Josiah Custer, and Jacob at home. He is also survived by 22 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. One brother (Solomon Yoder) and one sister (Fannie Pfeil) survive. He was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years and was always a very faithful attendant as long as health permitted. He suffered much of the disease cancer but took it all patiently. Services were conducted in the home by Alex. Weaver. In the Weaver Church , S. G. Shetler spoke on the text, "I will also make an end" and Bro. A. Weaver followed with very fitting remarks. A very large concourse of people were assembled. The body was laid to rest in the Blauch Cemetery near Davidsville.

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