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John Gunden
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Birth: Feb. 1, 1854
Butler County
Iowa, USA
Death: May 24, 1931
Huron County
Michigan, USA

Son of John V. Gunden &
Catherine Peter-Schmitt
One of eleven children;
7 sisters & 3 brothers

Married Mary Swartzendruber
16 Mar 1879 Johnson Co, IA
Father of fourteen children;
9 daughters & 5 sons

Gospel Herald
June 11, 1931, Vol. XXIV, No. 11, page 255

Gunden, John was born in Butler Co. Ohio, Feb.1, 1854; died May 24, 1931; aged 77y. 3m. 23d. He was married to Mary Swartzendruber in Johnson Co., Iowa, March 16, 1879, living in matrimony 52 years. To this union were born 14 children. A son and a daughter preceded him in death. He leaves his loving companion , 4 sons; Chris, Joseph, William, and John, 8 daughters; Mrs. Amelius Bender, Mrs. Tom Yoder, Mrs. Mose Albrecht, Mrs. Katie Kauffman, Mrs. Joe Steckly, Mrs. Sol Mayer, Mrs. Jesse Byler and Laura, 41 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, 1 step-grandchild, several foster grandchildren, and 2 brothers; Jacob and Joseph.

He united with the Amish Mennonite Church in his youth and remained in the same faith to the end. He was much concerned in the welfare of his children and the work of the Church, often admonishing his children to be obedient to the teaching of God's Word. His favorite memory verse was Eph. 1:3. He, with his family, moved from Iowa to Bay Port, Mich., in 1904. In 1912 he moved to Pigeon, where he spent the remainder of his life. He was blest (sp.) with good nearly all his life, until a few years ago he began to fail which finally developed into hardening of the arteries of the brain and could not make his longings known most of the time since February, but was only bedfast a week.

Funeral services were held at Pigeon River Church May 26, by Bros. M.S. Zehr and S.D. Greiser of Archbold, Ohio. Text, Phil. 1:21; Jno. 17:3. Interment in the cemetery near the church.

Generously shared by Allan Dettweiler, 18 Jan 2013
Family links: 
  John V. Gunden (1827 - 1906)
  Catherine Peter-Schmitt Gunden (1828 - 1898)
  Mary Swartzendruber Gunden (1859 - 1957)
  Catherine E. Gunden Kauffman (1879 - 1944)*
  Emma Gunden Bender (1881 - 1934)*
  Christian J. Gunden (1882 - 1961)*
  Lizzie Gunden Steckley (1884 - 1945)*
  Lydia S. Gunden Mayer (1886 - 1977)*
  Anna Gunden (1888 - 1890)*
  John J. Gunden (1889 - 1959)*
  Agnes B. Gunden Byler (1892 - 1985)*
  Fannie Gunden Yoder (1893 - 1971)*
  Joseph W. Gunden (1895 - 1978)*
  Mary E. Gunden Albrecht (1897 - 1987)*
  William S. Gunden (1899 - 1975)*
  Laura Gunden (1921 - 1993)*
  John Gunden (1854 - 1931)
  Christena Elizabeth Gunden Swartzendruber (1856 - 1929)*
  Jacob Gunden (1857 - 1932)*
  Joseph J. Gunden (1860 - 1937)*
  Magdalena Gunden (1867 - 1867)*
  Samuel Gunden (1868 - 1868)*
  Emma Gunden (1872 - 1872)*
*Calculated relationship
"Weep not for me family dear,
Nor shed for me a sorrowing tear;
I am not dead, but only sleep
My silent numbers, Oh so sweet."

Pigeon River Mennonite Church Cemetery
Huron County
Michigan, USA
Created by: Marcia Lynne vonGunden
Record added: May 06, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 69405594
John Gunden
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