Rev Amos P Troyer

Rev Amos P Troyer

Birth
Wayne County, Ohio, USA
Death 23 Oct 1935 (aged 78)
Ninety-one, Clackamas County, Oregon, USA
Burial Ninety-one, Clackamas County, Oregon, USA
Plot 2N-9
Memorial ID 5440453 · View Source
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TROYER. Once again we bow in humble submission to the will of Him who has called from our midst our beloved Father, Amos P. Troyer, on the morning of Oct. 23, 1935, in his home near Hubbard, Oreg. He was the loving son of Peter and Elizabeth Troyer. He was born in Ohio Dec. 12, 1856; his age, 78 y. 10 m. 11 d.

He was married to Delilah Yoder Jan. 1, 1878, who preceded him about 16 months ago. He moved with his family from Missouri to Oregon in the fall of 1892. He was in good health up to the time of his death, which was caused by a heart attack. He was baptized and united with the Mennonite Church in October, 1877, and loved the church of his choice. His greatest desire was to serve the church.

He gave almost 60 years of his life in the service of his Lord. He was our beloved shepherd about 40 years. Truly the church has lost a great and good man. His family has lost a devoted, loving, sympathetic father. He was a humble man, wise counsellor, [sic] courageous, in his stand for his church, his family, and his neighbors. He was admired and loved by all who knew him. Earth has been richly blest by his life and ministry, and saddened by his sudden departure, and heaven has been enriched and brought closer to earth by his going. May the victorious Christian faith with which he comforted so many sad hearts, sustain, guide and keep all the bereaved. Thanks be unto God who giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

The following children survive: Mrs. Elizabeth Hostetler of Hubbard, Oreg.; Mrs. Kate Lais of Molalla, Oreg.; Mrs. Nora Phillips of Redmond, Oreg.; Mrs. Grace Berky, Mrs. Ida Fisher, Mrs. Alice Yoder, Mrs. Emma Kenagy, Jesse Troyer, all of Hubbard; Ernest J. and Daniel D. of Hoquiam, Wash.; also 60 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and 2 sisters (Mrs. Malinda Kauffman and Mrs. Mellie Hostetler of Hubbard). One little daughter (Mary Ella) preceded him in death.

The services were conducted by Bro. Clarence Kropf, Bro. J. F. Gingerich read a scripture and led in prayer at the house, Bro. Paul N. Roth of Portland, Oreg., delivered the Message. Texts, Psa. 37:7; Heb. 4:9, 10. Others who had part in the services were Bro. C. R. Gerig, Bro. N. A. Lind, and Bro. M. E. Brenneman of Albany, Oreg., and Bro. Henry King of Harper, Kans. A large number of friends gathered from far and near to pay their last respect. A crowded house with near 300 on the grounds outside. He was laid to rest in the Zion Cemetery near the church.

And now his heavenly Father comes to him,
To lay a soothing hand upon his brow,
And lift his spirit from the shadow grim,
Into the light. There is no burden now,
His toil is done, his care and sorrow cease,
And now his soul abides in peace.

GOSPEL HERALD, Nov. 21, 1935



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