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
Mennonite Weekly Review obituary: 1927 Dec 7 p. 6 Peter Sperling
Peter Sperling was born Feb. 14th, 1841, in South Russia. Here he spent his early years and also received his education and training. Early in his life he lost his father through death.
In the year 1859 on Penticost [sic] he was baptized by Elder Peter Wedel and joined the Waldheimer church.
At the age of 24 he married Anna Heidebrecht. For over 50 years they lived happily and shared joy and sorrow until our dear mother and grandmother passed away slightly over a year after celebrating their golden wedding.
With many others they immigrated from Russia into America in the year 1874 and located in McPherson co., Kansas. their early years as pioneers were not without trials, but in spite of difficulties through toil and labor they were sucessful [sic] to save not only sufficient for their latter years, but also for their children.
After the Hoffnungsau church was organized he became a member and always took an active part. For a number of years he was song leader. He was always fond of music.
Feb. 8th, 1920 he was united in marriage with Mrs. Wilhelmina Ediger. Soon after, they moved to Goessel and also became members of the Goessel church. Here they spent their last days in peace, until also this mother was taken from him on June 325th, 1927.
Father Sperling was seldom sick. His mental and physical powers did not leave him until death. On Sunday, Nov. 20th, he took sick, but not seriously, but at midnight his soul left him unnoticed and met his Redeemer where it now witnesses according to his faith. He reached an age of 86 years, 9 months and 7 days.
Sperling, Goessel. — Wilhelmina Sperling, geb. Kliewer, wurde den 15. Mai 1855 in russisch Polen geboren. Getauft den 5. Juni 1876 und in die Alexanderwohl Gemeinde aufgenommen. Den 15. Oktober 1905 zum ersten Mal verheiratet mit Hein. Ediger. Dauer dieser Ehe über 12 Jahre. Zum anderen Mal ist sie in die Ehe getreten mit Peter Sperling, ihrem tief betroffenen hinterbliebenen Gatten. 7 Jahre, 4 Monate dauerte diese Ehe. — Ihre Eltern verlor sie in früher Kindheit und erhielt bei Pflegeeltern ein Heim. Sie hat in ihrem Leben viel und schwer gearbeitet und zuweilen schwere Zeiten durchgemacht. Sie hatte aber eine genügsame Natur, so daß es von ihr auch wohl heißen konnte: “Ich habe gelernt bei welchem ich bin, mir genügen zu lassen.” Eine Woche war sie krank an Lungenentzündung. Gestorben is sie den 25. Juni 1927, im Glauben an ihren Heiland. Alt geworden ist sie 72 Jahre, 1 Monat, 9 Tage.
Mennonite Weekly Review obituary: 16 Apr 1987 p. 12● Ella Mae Sperling Bachman, 84, of Moundridge died on April 8 at Mercy Hospital in Moundridge. She was the mother of Norma Wiens and the sister of Menno Sperling, both of Newton. Family graveside services were held April 10 at West Zion Mennonite Church Cemetery, Moundridge, followed by a memorial service at the church, with Vernon Lohrentz officiating. A homemaker, she was a native of McPherson County. Other survivors include one son, Gene, of Moundridge; two other daughters, Kathy Schroeder of Bolivar, Mo., and Carolyn Voran of Marshalltown, Iowa; one brother, Merlin Sperling, of Moundridge; one sister, Clara Sperling of Moundridge; 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Her husband, Otto N. Bachman, preceded her in death in 1980.
Mennonite Weekly Review obituary: 21 Jun 1956 p. 8EMELIA EWY SPERLING
Emelia Ewy Sperling was born March 28, 1878, in Gumarno, Austria, and passed to her heavenly home June 7, 1956, at the age of 78 years, two months, and nine days.
Upon confession of her faith in the Lord Jesus Christ as her personal Saviour, she was baptized March 28, 1894, by Rev. Valentine Krehbiel and was received into the membership of the First Mennonite Church of Christian, Moundridge, Kan. She was married to Peter A. Sperling on Oct. 27, 1899. For 55 years they shared the joys and sorrows of married life. The first 14 years of their married life were spent on a farm in McPherson County. From there they moved to Harvey County where they lived on a farm for 22 years. After retiring they moved to Moundridge where she lived until the time of her departure. Her husband preceded her in death eleven months ago, as did a son in 1940.
Eleven months ago she suffered a stroke on the day on which her companion passed away. The stroke left her in a weakened condition and on Monday, June 4, she entered the Mercy hospital, where she suffered two light strokes and pneumonia. During recent months she often expressed her desire to go to her heavenly home.
She was a loving mother; she found much joy in her children and grandchildren. She was also a wonderful homemaker and an active sewing society member.
She leaves two daughters, Clara, Ella and husband Otto, two sons, Menno and wife Irene, Marlin and wife Salome; 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; two sisters and one brother and many other relatives and friends.
Here are some Sperling related websites:
German translation page (http://www.reverso.net/text_translation.asp?lang=EN)
Christlicher Bundesbote listing at Bethel Archives The Christlicher Bundesbote was the official German newspaper of the General Conference Mennonite Church from 1882 to 1947
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