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 Jacob Z Kolb

Jacob Z Kolb

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Death 3 Jun 1919 (aged 87)
Burial Kitchener, Waterloo Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada
Memorial ID 19339864 · View Source
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Gospel Herald - Volume XII, Number 16 - July 17, 1919 - page 295:
Kolb. - Jacob Zeigler was the eldest son of Abraham and Elizabeth Kolb, and was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., April 12, 1832, about two miles cast of Berlin (now Kitchener). On July 5, 1857, he was united in marriage to Maria, daughter of Elias and Maria (Polly Clemmens) Bowman. To this union were born seven children; Leah, Abram, Elias, Polly (deceased), Simon (deceased), Aaron, and Titus. He united with the Mennonite Church in early youth, and was a devoted member throughout his long life, being interested and active in all of the work of the Church. In 1875 he was ordained to the office of deacon, in which capacity be served faithfully so long as health and strength permitted. He was a strong supporter and faithful worker in the early Sunday school activities of the Church, having been one of the organizers of the first permanent Sunday schools among our people in Waterloo county. For many years he was the superintendent of the Breslau Mennonite Sunday school. At a time when the Church's attitude toward special and continued efforts for the ingathering of the young people and others was undecided, Brother Kolb was among those who were strongly in favor of such work. Through the encouragement of such brethren efforts were put forth which resulted in a large addition to the active membership of the church. In the following years of increased activities in the Church in behalf of the Sunday schools, Young people's meetings and mission work, Brother Kolb manifested the greatest interest and gave his heartiest support and encouragement. A number of years ago Bro. Kolb was afflicted with a stroke of paralysis which partly disabled him and from which he never entirely recovered. However, he continued his work in the Church and in his home life until a few years ago when growing infirmity of mind and body, due to recurrent attacks of paralysis, rendered him unable to continue his wonted activities. He keenly realized the weakening of his powers and expressed regret that he was no longer able to take up the duties of his work in the Church, but was always ready to express his joy in the service of the Master and give testimony of his hope in the Lord and in His promises. His strength gradually failed until on June 3, 1919, at the home of his son-in-law, Bro. Moses B. Betzner, where he and his companion had made their home, he calmly fell asleep. He reached the ripe old age of 87 y. 1 m. 21 d. He lived in matrimony for nearly 62 years, and his aged companion, with four sons and one daughter and twelve grandchildren survive. Besides these children there were two adopted boys, John Zeigler and John Carcy, and two adopted girls, Fannie (Beasley) Pender and Allie (Stengle) Cutter, who with the rest of the family mourn the loss of one who was as a faithful, loving father to them. Brother Kolb is also survived by an aged brother, Menno S. Kolb of Wetaskewin, Alberta, and two aged sisters, Mrs. Nancy Kolb Shantz of Kitchener, Ont., and Mrs. Mary Ann Hoffman of Avondale, Mich. Funeral services were held on the 8th of June. Brother Samuel Bowman conducted the services at the home. At the church at Kitchener, where interment was made, the services were conducted by the Brethren, Jonas Snyder and S. F. Coffman. Texts, Psa. 39:4; Heb. 4:9. A large assembly of people testified of the esteem in which the aged servant of the Lord was held and of the sympathy extended toward the bereaved family. Another life has ended on earth and awaits the revelation of the sons of God at the day of the Lord.


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  • Created by: Karen Tober
  • Added: 11 May 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19339864
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jacob Z Kolb (12 Apr 1832–3 Jun 1919), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19339864, citing First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada ; Maintained by Karen Tober (contributor 46901145) .