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 Israel Souders

Israel Souders

Birth
Perry County, Ohio, USA
Death 9 Nov 1886 (aged 66)
Hocking County, Ohio, USA
Burial New Plymouth, Vinton County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 5850719 · View Source
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Son of Jacob and Mary Magdalene (Slater) Souders. Married Susannah Weller on 10 Feb 1842 in Morgan County, OH. Father of Eli W. b. abt 1843, (Infant), (Infant), Alfred A. b. abt 1848, Jacob G. b. abt 1851, Lavina J. b. abt 1853, Sarah Alice b. abt 1858 and Luther Grant b. abt 1865.

ISRAEL SONDERS
Israel Sonders(Souders) was born in Perry County, Ohio, April 6, 1819, and is the son of Jacob and Mary Magdalene (Slater) Sonders, the former a native of Maryland and the latter of Virginia.
When three years of age, his parents moved to Morgan County where he was reared till nineteen years of age, and where his mother still resides on the old homestead, his father having died soon after the close of the war.
He was married Feb. 10, 1842, to Susanna Weller, a native of Morgan County. They have had eight children, two of whom died in infancy. Those living are--Eli W., Alfred A., Jacob G., Lavina J., Sarah A. and Luther.
After his marriage, Mr. Sonders moved to Hocking County, and settled on the place he now resides when it was a dense wilderness.
He has been a member of the Presbyterian church for ten or twelve years, previously belonging to the Lutheran denomination. Politically he was orginally a Whig, but is now a Republican.

(Copied from "The History of The Hocking Valley, 1883," page 1086.)

DIED
Died:---At his late residence near New Plymouth, O., Israel Souders, Tuesday morning, Nov. 9th.
Mr. Israel Souders was born in Perry county, O., April 6th, 1820. His father soon after moved to Morgan county, where Israel spent his youth. Upon his marriage to Miss Susannah Weller, Feb 10, 1842, he moved to Hocking county, to the farm which has ever since been his home.
Two children went long before him to the glory land. When 18 years old, he united with the Lutheran Church. In May, 1870, he, with his wife, united by certificate---from the Lutheran Church---with the Presbyterian Church of New Plymouth, of which he remained till death a most faithful and devoted member. His pew was seldom vacant; if not at church, we knew he was either absent from home, or too sick to leave home. Five weeks ago Sabbath, he was in his place, though then suffering intensely from the disease which was the cause of his death. It was his last Communion with the saints on earth. He has gone to sit down at the marriage supper of the lamb.
A wife, four sons and two daughters are left. All his children are married but the youngest son. All are members of the New Plymouth Presbyterian Church but the eldest son, who is a worthy minister of the Lutheran Church.
Bro. Souders was noted for his punctuality in all things. Upright in all his dealings and prompt in all his payments, he had no patience with slackness or fraud and shams in others. He loved his church and was ready to give time, energy and means to promote her prosperity.
He was the faithful and efficient friend and helper of the pastor, never camt to town without bringing some token of his love and esteem for us. A righteous man has gone. His family will miss him; the pastor will miss him; the church miss him, and the community will miss him. We are all mourners together.
The funeral services took place in the New Plymouth Presbyterian Church. The pastor, Rev. Stevenson, preached the sermon. Rev. Mongey of the M. E. Church, and Rev. W. B. Cherry, of the U. P. Church, assisted in the services.
The house was filled with sympathizing friends. May his mantle fall on us. We laid the remains to rest in hope of a glorious resurrection, in the N. P. Cemetery, knowing that our loss is his eternal gain.
How can we give him up? He suffered with Bright's disease, or something like it, and in talking with him about his illness we expressed the wish frequently that he might be spared. He would answer, "As the Lord wills." His patience and quiet submission were wonderful amid his agony, and we felt then that he was repening for heaven. The Lord willed to call him higher and we know blessed are the dead which die in the Lord, and their works do follow them.

! (Copied from the Vinton Record, Thursday, November 18, 1886).


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  • Created by: Robert "Rob" Weller
  • Added: 17 Oct 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5850719
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Israel Souders (6 Apr 1820–9 Nov 1886), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5850719, citing New Plymouth Cemetery, New Plymouth, Vinton County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Robert "Rob" Weller (contributor 46505507) .