1869 - 1946 (77 years)
||Samuel Megli |
||26 Jun 1869
||Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada [1, 2]
||Gibson, Jefferson, Nebraska 
|Eby ID Number
||29 Sep 1946
||Calgary, Alberta, Canada 
||Linden Mennonite Cemetery, Linden, Alberta 
||26 Nov 2023 |
||Joseph Megli, b. 19 Mar 1818, , Alsace Lorraine, France , d. 29 Jun 1891 (Age 73 years) |
||Elizabeth Luckhardt, b. 18 Dec 1830, , Hessen, Germany , d. 19 May 1911, , Jefferson Co., Nebraska (Age 80 years) |
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
- Samuel Megli was born June 26, 1869 in Waterloo County, Ontario, and departed this life Sept. 20, 1946 at the age of 77 years, 2 months, and 21 days.
In 1877, when a boy of 8, his parents, six brothers and six sisters moved to Jefferson Co., Nebraska, where they were pioneers.
In 1892 he was united in marriage to Katie Koenig. To them were born five sons and one daughter.
At the age of 26 years he became convicted of his sins and found Christ as his Saviour and later became affiliated with the Church of God in Christ, Mennonite.
In 1900 they moved from Nebraska to Mitchell Co., Kansas where they made their home.
In 1924 his wife, our mother, passed from this life. Our father went through dark days and trials in his Christian life, but he called on God for help and endurance.
On Sept. 22, 1935 he came to Alberta to make his home with his sons. The last few years he spent much of his time in Bible reading and meditation. He always loved to speak of the Scriptures and testify for his Saviour.
On Sept 6, he became ill and on the doctor's advice he was taken to Calgary to the hospital. On examination the doctor gave no hope of his recovery. On Sept. 20, at 9:00 P.M. he went home to be with the Lord.
He leaves to mourn his passing his children, one daughter, Elsie of Denver, Colo.; two sons, Ezra and George of Mitchell Co., Kansas. 3 sons, Lewis, Simon, and Aaron residing in Alberta; five daughters-in-law, twenty-nine grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Two great-grandchildren preceded him in death. He also leaves one aged sister, 85 years old, Mrs. Susannah Yost of Hesston, Kansas.
"And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony" (Rev. 12:11).
The following poem was composed by father a short while before his death:
Love is of God, for God Is love,
Which all His words do plainly prove,
His tender love for fallen man
Mov'd Him through grace man to regain.
Man's reconciled with God in Christ-
Now he must self-love sacrifice,
He must abandon every sin,
If he God's peace and love would win.
This truth to Christians is quite plain,
Yet to the unlearned much unknown;
'Tis only with the faithful found,
In heavenly comforts to abound.
They are together knit in love,
Through which they do each other love-
Rejoice together in the Lord,
His praises sing with one accord.
Oh precious guest! oh love divine!
Our hearts are raptured with thy charms,
When faith and hope no more shall be
With us thou wilt dwell eternally.
O may this love each soul inflame,
The Lord to serve and fear;
To praise and glorify His name,
In faith and truth sincere.
Oh was there ever love like this!
How could it greater be,
Than to forsake the realms of bliss,
To come and die for me.
For His pure love I did partake,
Since I did first believe,
When through repentance did forsake
My sins, then He forgave.
Oh May I always feel the love
And keep it to the end,
Which I received front above,
When I first did repent.
In Thee, O Lord, we seek,
Protection night and day,
Indeed we know that we are weak,
This causes us to pray.
Messenger of Truth Issue 22, 1946