|Birth: ||Oct. 15, 1858|
|Death: ||Mar. 18, 1931|
April 9, 1931 - Vol. XXIV, No.2 - page 46, 47
Mayer.-- John L. Mayer was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., Oct. 15, 1858; died at his home near Pigeon, Mich., Mar. 18 1931; aged 72 y. 5 m. 3 d. On Dec. 4, 1883, he was united in marriage to Mary Jutzi. He leaves his beloved companion, 2 daughters (Mrs. Benjamin Gingerich and Lydia), 2 sons (Ezra and Solomon), 1 brother, an aged aunt and a host of other relatives and friends. A daughter preceded him in death about thirteen years ago. He accepted Christ as his personal Savior in his youth and united with the Amish Mennonite Church of which he was a faithful member to his death. He had been ailing for a number of years. In the summer of 1930 he had a hard attack of influenza, at which time he expressed a great desire to go home and be with the Lord. He had a vision of the glorious crown, but was unable to express the wonderful beauty of it as he saw it. He was able to leave home only once since that time and since his sickness he often expressed himself as being homesick for heaven. Funeral services were held March 21 at the Pigeon River Church by Bros. M. S. Zehr in German ( text, Rom. 6:23) and Edwin Albrecht in English (text, Num. 23:10). The body was laid to rest in the cemetery nearby.
"God saw fit to take him from us,
To that home that knows no pain,
Where no sickness, care and sorrow
Nor distress shall come again."
Mary Jutzi Mayer (1860 - 1931)
Solomon Mayer (1887 - 1963)*
Pigeon River Mennonite Church Cemetery
Created by: RWitzel
Record added: Jul 12, 2009
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