|Birth: ||Dec. 25, 1862|
|Death: ||Jul. 4, 1943|
Solomon J. Amstutz, son of the late Jonas J. and Barbara Gerber Amstutz, was born in the Kidron vicinity, December 25, 1862; died July 4, 1943, at his home near Orrville where he had lived almost 59 years; aged 80 y. 6 m. 9 d. On March 23, 1883, at the age of 21 years, he was received into the Sonnenberg Mennonite Church by baptism and remained a faithful member until death. On December 27, 1884, he was united in marriage to Sarah B. Steiner, who, after 11 years of wedded life, preceded him in death, May 1895. To this union were born 6 daughters: Lydia, Sarah Ann, Clara, Lavina, Caroline, and Lena. On Dec. 8, 1896, he was united in marriage with Barbara Hofstetter. She preceded him in death, Nov. 10, 1941. To this union were born a son, Allen, and 3 daughters, Anna, Celestia, and Edna. He is survived by his son, Allen, Dalton, Ohio, and 4 daughters: Lydia (Mrs. Ezra Brubaker), Canton: Clara (Mrs. S. M. Wenger), Orrville, with whom he was at home the past year; Celestia (Mrs. Jay Eberly), Reynoldsburg; and Edna, La Junta, Colo.; also 5 grandchildren, 3 great-grandsons, 2 brothers, David and John, and a sister, Mrs. Lena Baumgartner, all of Orrville. Father's life has been a long and useful one. Though we shall miss him, we would not wish him back from the eternal rest for which he longed in his declining years. Since health and strength no longer permitted the strenuous activities of life, he found great comfort in spending many hours of the day in reading his Bible. In the closing hours of his life he found his Saviour all-sufficient as his sin-bearer and sustaining strength. Funeral services were held July 6, 1943, conducted by Brethren Louis Amstutz and Jacob S. Moser at the home and at the Martin's Mennonite Church by Bro. Louis Amstutz, assisted by Bro. Ben Good and Bro. Stanford Mumaw. Burial in adjoining cemetery.
Earthly labors all are ended,
Heavenly life above begun,
Life eternal, never-ending,
Life through Jesus Christ alone."
(Gospel Herald, 22 July 1943, p. 359.)
Barbara Hofstetter Amstutz (1870 - 1941)
Lydia Amstutz Brubaker (1886 - 1953)*
Clara Amstutz Wenger (1890 - 1976)*
Allen L. Amstutz (1898 - 1988)*
Anna Amstutz Kornhaus (1899 - 1931)*
Celestia Amstutz Eberly (1902 - 1977)*
Edna Amstutz (1906 - 1988)*
Martins Mennonite Cemetery
Created by: Bill Daugherty
Record added: Jan 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 46469522
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