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 Fanny <I>Steiner</I> Amstutz

Fanny Steiner Amstutz

Death 3 Nov 1902 (aged 59)
Burial Rittman, Wayne County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 54539734 · View Source
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Daughter of Christian & Maria Steiner. Married David C. Amstutz in 1865

Fanny Amstutz, daughter of Pre. Christian and Marie Steiner, was born Jan. 4, 1843, and fell asleep in Jesus Nov. 3, 1902. aged 59 Y., 9 M., 29 D. In her 18th year she confessed Christ and united with the church of her ancestors. July 16, 1865. she entered the bonds of matrimony with David C. Amstutz, of the same congregation, and lived in holy matrimony 37 Y., 3 M., 17 D. During this time she helped to care for and raise Henry Kroft, who at the age of 9 years, was taken in by Bro. Amstutz. She was also a devoted helper and teacher in the Sunday school. After the ordination of her husband to the ministry, Feb. 15, 1872, and to the bishopric, April 7, 1885, she consecrated herself anew to the care of the church and the cause of Christ, in which work she proved herself a truly devoted companion to the ministry of the Gospel and the preservation and prosperity of the church. That this might be more fully accomplished she, with her husband, after much meditation and prayer, decided to bequeathe their farm and home of 160 acres, which the Lord had entrusted to them, to the support and maintenance of a home for the homeless and helpless aged ones of the Mennonite church , and of their property to the support of Christ's cause on earth. Her last days were faithfully devoted to this work; her constant prayer was for the peace and success of the church and the Mennonite Old People's Home, for which they felt themselves largely responsible. She attented public worship at the church the last time July 14, 1901. Since that time she has, however, enjoyed the happy privilege of worshiping at her home with ministers and God's people from near and far, who came to sing and to pray with her and for her. She kept her bed 59 weeks, in which time she suffered great pain. Her last words were: "Jesus, take me; take me." A characteristic peculiar to sister Amstutz, and one much to be desired in all Christians, was her conscientiousness. There are some Christians who try to get to heaven with just as much of this world as their carnal natures crave and who take extravagant risks, but she was not so. She always feared she did not do enough for our Lord. In her personal appearance she was blameless. In her desire to keep all the commandments of Christ she was an example; in her care for those in need she was trulyt devoted, and in all her actions and conduct an unselfish, consecrated, cheerful, hopeful and happy Christian. The Lord rewarded her with a pleasant and happy home, a devoted husband, many friends and blessed Christian experiences. She had made arrangements for her burial in detail, which were carried out according to her instructions. Her life may be briefly summed up in the words of her husband: She was true to God, true to her church, and true to her husband. Funeral services by I. J. Buckwalter, from Luke 10:20, latter cause, followed by J. Gerig from Prov. 10:7. first clause, and M. S. Steiner, who conducted the services, the brethren B. Gerig, J. Nussbaum, Cleo. Amstutz and D. Hostettler assisting. Burial Nov. 5, 1902, in the presence of the largest congregation ever seen at the Crown Hill Mennonite M. H.

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  • Created by: Margaret Gunn
  • Added: 5 Jul 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 54539734
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Fanny Steiner Amstutz (4 Jan 1843–3 Nov 1902), Find A Grave Memorial no. 54539734, citing Crown Hill Mennonite Cemetery, Rittman, Wayne County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Margaret Gunn (contributor 46571177) .