Tillman Mahlon Erb

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Tillman Mahlon Erb

Birthplace: Mount Joy, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Death: January 25, 1929 (63)
Newton, Harvey County, Kansas
Place of Burial: East Lawn Cemetery, Harvey Co., Kansas
Immediate Family:

Son of Jacob B Erb and Leah Longenecker Miller
Husband of Elizabeth Ann Erb
Father of Anna May King; Reverend Allen H. Erb; Mabel H. Kauffman; Susie Etta Erb; Paul H. Erb and 6 others
Brother of Annie Erb

Managed by: Tim Johnson
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About Tillman Mahlon Erb

Gospel Herald - Volume XXI, Number 46 - February 14, 1929 - page 973, 974, 975, 976

Erb - Tillman M. Erb was born near Mt. Joy, Pa., Nov. 3, 1865; died at Newton, Kans., Jan. 25, 1929; aged 63 y. 2 m. 22 d. At the age of 19 he moved with his parents from Lancaster Co., Pa., to Harvey Co., Kans. On Nov. 18, 1886, he was married to Lizzie A. Hess. To this union were born 11 children. One died in infancy, and one lost her life at the age of 7 in the accident that finally resulted in the death of the father. His wife, aged mother, 4 sons, 5 daughters, and 2 sisters remain to await a reunion in the world beyond. He is also survived by 24 grandchildren and a host of other near friends. In 1887 he united with the Mennonite Church and was a staunch supporter of the doctrines and standards of the Word as interpreted and practiced by the Church to the end. On June 17, 1893, he was ordained to the office of minister, and on Oct. 23, 1898, he received the ordination of bishop. Except for a short period while located at Harper, Kans., he served the Pennsylvania congregation in Harvey Co., Kans., during the 35 years of his ministry. On Sept. 16, 1912, he was the victim of a gasoline explosion in which he was severely burned. His right leg was amputated three years later because of burn sores, and after thirteen years the other leg was also amputated in a final effort to save his life, but he did not survive the shock, passing away with a bright testimony eleven days later. He was one of the founders of Hesston College and Bible School and its efficient business manager from its beginning in 1909 until his death. Funeral services were held at the Pennsylvania church in the presence of a large concourse of people, twenty-five of his fellow ministers attending. Services at the home by Bro. M. A. Yoder. At the church the services were introduced by the brethren S. C. Yoder and Harry A. Diener, and the sermons were preached by the brethren D. H. Bender and J. M. R. Weaver. Text, Psa. 116:15.

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Tillman Mahlon Erb's Timeline

November 3, 1865
Mount Joy, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
October 2, 1887
Newton, Harvey County, Kansas
December 9, 1888
Newton, Harvey County, Kansas
September 1, 1890
Hesston, Harvey County, Kansas
August 11, 1892
Hesston, Harvey County, Kansas
June 17, 1893
Age 27
Harvey County, Kansas
June 17, 1893
Age 27
Harvey County, Kansas
April 26, 1894
Newton, Harvey County, Kansas
March 27, 1896
Harper, , Kansas