|Birth: ||Mar. 16, 1859|
|Death: ||Nov. 2, 1936|
Twin Falls County
Kaufman.-Sarah, daughter of Jonathan and Maria Troyer, was born near Kokomo, Ind., Mar. 16, 1859; died Nov. 2, 1936, at her home; aged 77 y. 7 m. 17 d. At the age of 20 years she united with the Amish Mennonite Church, the church of her parents.
On April. 12, 1880, she was married to Jacob J. Kaufman of Holmes Co., Ohio, and about 15.years later they united with the Mennonite Church where together they walked hand in hand in faith and practice through 56 years. To this union were born 12 children. Though beset by all the cares attendant to a mother in a home of this size, she professed a living faith in a sustaining Savior, Lord and Master, and often said the joys of home far outweighed the care. Besides caring for her own family she also reared to manhood a grandson. She had a great concern for all. She learned many Scripture verses in her earlier life and during her declining years when her eyesight was failing she found much comfort in repeating these verses, the last of which was John 3 :16.
From Indiana they moved to Nebraska in a covered wagon in 1899. The last 6 years they lived in Filer, Idaho, where most of the children now reside. Four of the 12 children preceded her to the glory world.
Surviving her are her husband, 8 children (Mrs. C. S. Lichti, Shickley, Nebr.; J. E. Kaufman, Mrs. D. B. Shatter, Mrs. J. E. Shatter, Mrs. Wm. M. Weaver, Mrs. Pete Shatter, Mrs. Lee Stepp, all of Filer, Idaho; Mrs. C. W. Snyder, Albany, Oreg.), 1 brother (Hiram B. Troyer of Amboy, Ind.), 44 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and a host of endeared friends.
Funeral services were conducted by Bros. Norman Lind of Albany, Oreg., and E. W. KuIp of Bally, Pa. Text used by the brethren by request of the family was Phil. 1 :21. Remains were laid to rest in Filer Cemetery.
"Mother dear, we miss you so,
But God has called thee hence;
We bow to Him and say, 'Well done,'
Thy will-kind providence."
Gospel Herald, December 3, 1936, page 766, 767
Jacob J Kaufman (1858 - 1946)
Jonas E. Kaufman (1882 - 1973)*
Twin Falls County
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Originally Created by: Jolene Ackerman
Record added: May 29, 2007
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