Birth: Feb. 14, 1841 Death: Nov. 20, 1928 from: (CBB 5 Jan 1928 p. 7)
Sperling, Goessel. — Peter Sperling wurde geboren den 14. Februar 1841, in Waldheim, Süd Rußland. Hier verlebte er auch seine Jugendjahre und genoß seine Erziehung. Schon frühe in seiner Jugendzeit verlor er seinen Vater durch den Tod. Im Jahre 1859, Pfingsten, wurde er vom Aeltesten Peter Wedel, getauft und als Glied in der Waldheimer Gemeinde aufgenommen. Als er 24 Jahre alt war verheiratete er sich mit Anna Heidebrecht. Sie lebten etwas über 51 Jahre in glücklicher Ehe und teilten Freude und Leid bis die liebe Mutter etwa ein Jahre nach ihrer goldenen Hochzeit starb. Mit vielen anderen, verließen sie Rußland im Jahre 1874 und siedelten in McPherson Co., Kansas an, wo sie, obzwar durch schwere Pionierzeit, doch durch Fleiß und Sparsamkeit ein gutes Fortkommen hatten. Sobald die Hoffnungsau Gemeinde gegründet wurde schloß er sich derselben an, und war immer ein tätiges Glied. Auch diente er längere Zeit als Vorsänger. Er war überhaupt ein großer Liebhaber von Gesang. Den 8. Februar 1920 verehelichte er sich mit Witwe Wilhelmine Ediger. Bald darauf zogen sie nach Goessel, Kansas, wo sie sich auch der Goessel Gemeinde anschlossen. Daselbst haben sie ihre alten Tage glücklich verlebt, bis auch diese Ehe am 25. Juni dieses Jahres, durch den Tod der lieben Mutter gelöst wurde. Doch auch sein Ende war nicht fern. Krank war er fast nie; blieb auch gesund und rüstig bis in seine letzten Tage. Er erkrankte am 20. November aber scheinbar nicht gefährlich; doch um Mitternacht war, unbemerkt, seine Seele ihrem Erlöser zu geeilt, wo sie schaut was sie geglaubt hatte. Er erreichte das hohe Alter von 86 Jahren, 9 Monaten und 7 Tagen. Ein Halbbruder und eine Halbschwester überleben ihn noch. Kinder sind aus der ersten Ehe 12, gestorben 3; Großkinder 66, gestorben 7; Urgroßkinder 27, gestorben 5. (CBB 5 Jan 1928 p. 7)
Birth: Feb. 14, 1841 Death: Nov. 20, 1928 Sperling, Goessel.
Peter Sperling was born the 14th of February 1841, in Waldheim south Russia. Here he lived his youth years and enjoyed his upbringing. Already early in his youth he lost his father through death. In the year 1859, on Pentecost, he by the preacher Peter Wedel was baptized, and taken up as member to the Waldheim Church. At 24 years old married with Anna Heidebrecht. They lived somewhat over 51 years in more happily marriage and divided joy and sorrow until the dear wife died about a year after their golden wedding. With many others, they left Russia in 1874 and settled in McPherson Co., Kansas on where they had, although through heavy pioneer time, but through industry and frugality made a good progress. As soon as the Hoffnungsau community was established he became joined, and was always an active member Also it served longer time than a before singer. He was a great lover of singing. He married the 8th of February 1920 with widow Wilhelmine Ediger. Soon after that they moved to Goessel, Kansas where they joined to also the Goessel community. There they have its old days happily verlebt until also this marriage on the 25th of June of this year, through which death of the dear wife was solved. Yet also its end was not distant. Offended was it almost never; remained also healthy and vigorous into its last days. He became ill on the 20th of November however apparently not dangerously; but around midnight, unnoticed, his soul had hurried its redeemer to which he had believed. He reached the high age of 86 years, 9 months and 7 days. A half brother and a half sister survive him yet. Children are out of the first marriage 12, died 3; grand children 66, died 7; Urgroßkinder 27, died 5. (CBB 5 Jan 1928 p. 7) Sparrow, Goessel. - Peter Sperling was born 14th February, 1841, at forest home, south Russia. Here he(it) also spent his(its) childhoods and enjoyed his(its) education(bringing up). Already early in his(its) youth he(it) lost his(its) father by the death. In 1859, Pentecosts, he(it) was christened(called) by the oldest Peter Wedel, and was taken(accepted) as a link(limb) in the Waldheimer municipality. When he(it) was 24 years old married he(it) to himself with Anna Heidebrecht. They had something more than 51 years in happy marriage and divided(shared) joy and sorrow to the dear mother approximately one years after their(her) gold wedding died. With a lot of other, they left Russia in 1874 and settled in McPherson Co., Kansas in, where they(she,it), although by difficult pioneer's time, but by diligence and thrift had a good avancement. As long as the hope sow municipality was created he(it) joined the same, and was always an active link(limb). Also he(it) served longer time than presinger. He(it) was actually a big lover of singing. 8th February, 1920 he(it) married with widow Wilhelmine Ediger. Soon afterwards they went after Goessel, Kansas where they also joined the Goessel municipality. In said place they have spent their(her) old days happily, since also this marriage was solved on the 25th June of this year, by the death of the dear mother. But also his(its) end was not far. He(it) was almost never ill; stayed also healthy and sprightly till his(its) last days. He(it) did not fall ill on the 20th November, however, apparently dangerously; but at midnight had hurried, unnoticed, his(its) soul their(her) redeemer to where they(she,it) what looks they(she,it) had believed. He(it) reached the high age of 86 years, 9 months and 7 days. A half brother and a half sister still survive him. Children are died from the first marriage 12, 3; big children 66, died 7; Urgroßkinder 27, died 5.
Burial:: Hoffnungsau Mennonite Church Cemetery Inman McPherson County Kansas, USA Created by: Adalbert Goertz Record added: Oct 6 2008 Find A Grave Memorial# 30387510
Here are some Sperling related websites:
German translation page (http://www.reverso.net/text_translation.asp?lang=EN)
INDEX TO OBITUARIES in the CHRISTLICHER BUNDESBOTE 1882-1947 (http://mla.bethelks.edu/indexes/cbb/cbbtitle.html)
Alexanderwohl/Przechowka Mennonite church record books (http://mla.bethelks.edu/archives/cong_15/mf_chr_17_18/)