|Birth: ||Jan. 22, 1873|
|Death: ||Nov. 1, 1941|
Coblenz.-Abraham Coblenz was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, Jan. 22, 1873; died at Sheridan, Oreg., Nov. 1, 1941; aged 68 y. 9 m. 10 d.
At the age of twenty years he with his parents moved to Partridge, Kans. where in the year 1896 he was married to Mary Kemp, also of Partridge. To this union were born 7 children; Noah of Knoxville, Ia.,; Mrs. Jake J. Miller of Unity, Wis.; Simm, Joe, and Abe of Hutchinson, Kans.; Dan of Newport, R. I.; and Jerry of Salem, Oreg. This union was broken on March 3, 1910, when Mrs. Coblenz passed into eternity.
On Nov. 1, 1910, he was united in marriage to Susanna Miller of Haven, Kans. To this union were born 9 children: Katherine Myrelda of Sheridan, Oreg.; Levi of Oregon City, Oreg.; Albert of Grand Ronde, Oreg.; Abner of Sweet Home, Oreg.; Chris, Mrs. Martha Hostetler, Mrs. Vera Kauffman, and Robert, of Sheridan, Oreg.; and 1 infant son who preceded him in death.
He leaves to mourn his departure his wife Susanna, 15 children, and some 20 grandchildren. He was converted, baptized, and received into the Amish Mennonite Church at about the age of 22 years, later uniting with the Mennonite Church, in which faith he remained faithful to the end. We are glad to state that as our dear brother grew older in years he also grew in grace and in the knowledge of the truth, making more definite consecrations to God and the Church as light would dawn or conviction seize him. In his sickness and sufferings he expressed a readiness and willingness to depart this life. How blessed that God's children can face death with joy and assurance!
Scripture reading and prayer in the home by Bro. D. F. Shenk. Scripture reading and prayer at the church by G. D. Shenk; sermon by H. G. Wolfer. Text, 12 Thess. 4: 16, 17. Our brother was the first to be laid away in the new cemetery site just purchased by the Sheridan Mennonite Church, located on the high bank of the Yamhill River, about six miles west of Sheridan.
"Dearest Father, thou hast left us,
And our loss we deeply feel,
But 'tis God that has bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal.
Yet again we hope to meet thee,
When the day of life is fled;
When in heaven in joy to greet thee,
Where no farewell tear is shed."
Gospel Herald, December 4, 1941, page 759
Mary Kemp Coblentz (1876 - 1910)
Susanna Anna Miller Coblentz (1885 - 1983)
Simon Abraham Coblentz (1889 - 1966)*
Noah Coblentz (1896 - 1946)*
Joseph A Coblentz (1901 - 1966)*
Infant Son Coblentz (1911 - 1911)*
Abner Alvin Coblentz (1916 - 2003)*
Created by: Royce E Hostetler
Record added: Aug 07, 2011
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