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Kaufman, Jacob P. (1873-1966)
Mennonite Weekly Review obituary: 1966 Jul 21 p. 5
Birth date: 1873 Feb 27
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• Jacob P. Kaufman of McPherson, who was among the Mennonite immigrants from Waldheim, Russia in 1874, died Sunday night at Mercy Hospital, Moundridge. He was 93, having come to McPherson County in 1884. Among the large family of survivors is a son, J. Jake of Newton. Funeral services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Hopefield Mennonite Church near Moundridge of which he was a member. Rev. H. B. Schmidt will officiate.
Mennonite Weekly Review obituary: 1966 Sep 29 p. 8
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Jacob P. Kaufman, eldest son of Peter and Maria Kaufman, was born Feb. 27, 1873, in Waldeheim [sic Waldheim], Russia. He departed this life July 17, 1966, reaching the age of 93 years, four months, 20 days. He came to America in 1874 with his parents and settled on the prairies of South Dakota, enduring the early pioneer hardships. In 1884 his family came to Kansas and established their home in the Moundridge community.
In his early youth he was baptized and became a faithful member of the Hopefield Mennonite Church. Although his educational opportunities were limited, he found joy and comfort in reading God's word, memorizing songs and holy scriptures.
On Sept. 5, 1895, he was united in marriage to Anna Goering. For 63 years they shared life's joys and sorrows until the home was broken by mother's death in 1959. This marriage was blessed with 11 children. One son, Benny, seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild preceded him in death.
The observance of our parents' fiftieth and sixtieth wedding anniversaries and his ninetieth birthday were some of the blessings the family enjoyed together. A picture we will always treasure is our parents sitting side by side singing their favorite hymns.
Our parents spent the first 20 years on a farm near Moundridge. In 1915 they moved to a farm near McPherson where they continued farming until 1944. Upon retirement they moved to McPherson where they were privileged to enjoy 15 years of a more leisurely life.
Father was physically strong and healthy until the last three years of his life. Two months ago he submitted to an emergency operation from which he never fully recovered. The last three weeks of his life were spent at the Mercy Hospital in Moundridge. His daughter, Martha, a nurse, faithfully devoted her time to his care during his last years. On July 17, 1966, his Heavenly master called him home.
He leaves to mourn his departure six sons, Pete of Kingman, Jake, Bert, Alfred and Elmer of McPherson, and Ed of Redwood City, Calif.; four daughters, Martha, of the home, Ann (Mrs. Eli H. Koehn) of McPherson, Elda (Mrs. Dave C. Goering) and Evelyn (Mrs. Walter Goering) of Moundridge; three sons-in-law, six daughters-in-law, 16 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Other survivors include one brother, Ben, and one sister, Mrs. Adina Schrag.
The memorial service was conducted at 10 a. m. July 21 at the Hopefield Church, Rev. H. B. Schmidt officiating. Burial was made in Hopefield Cemetery.
The Mennonite obituary: 1966 Oct 4 p. 603