On the 11th of June, in Elkhart Co., Ind., Bro. Jacob C. BUZZARD, aged 41 years, 7 months and 5 days. He was buried at Yellow Creek Meeting house on Sunday, the 13th, followed to his last resting place by a very large concourse of friends and relatives. Services were conducted by J. M. Christophel, J. F. Funk, J. A. Beutler, Christian Christophel and J.S. Coffman, from Daniel 12:1 and Rev.. 21:6, 7. Bro. Buzzard was ordained to the ministry on New Year's day, 1877. His ministerial labors, though extending through a very few years only, were nevertheless earnestly and devotedly employed in the Master's work. He was a man of deep sympathies and tender feelings, and was greatly interested in the care of souls and the peace and prosperity of the church. He devoted himself to the work very zealously, and we all remember well his earnest appeals and admonitions. He was especially interested in the young, and often led them to feel the importance of seeking their salvation without delay. In his early death the church has lost a zealous laborer, and one whose example was worthy of imitation, and whose character was pure and upright. He leaves a deeply afflicted family to mourn their loss, but they need not mourn as those who have no hope. He constantly expressed hope for salvation in Jesus alone, and was confident and unwavering in his faith. On the day of his death he remarked that "ere long his little boat would cross the river." And now we have the confidence that "On the other side of Jordan, In the sweet fields of Eden, Where the tree of life in blooming," he has found a peaceful and blessed rest, where they who have turned many to the righteousness shall shine as the stars forever and ever.
March 13th, CHR. AUGSPURGER, after eleven days sickness, aged 39 years. A widow and five children mourn for him. Deceased was an active member in the church, loved by all who knew him, an affectionate husband, and a father that endeavored to bring up his children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. We give in the blessed hope that we shall meet again in heaven. Funeral sermon by Ph. Bould. Text, Rev. 14:13.
April 16th, 1880, in Niagara Co., New York, Bro. CHRISTIAN FISHER, aged 79 years, 11 months and 28 days. Funeral services by Jacob Krehbill. He leaves an aged widow, They are both faithful followers of Jesus.
February the 8th, near Middlebury, Elkhart Co., Ind., of typhoid fever, Bro. JOHN, son of Jacob HOCHSTETLER, aged 25 years, 4 months and 28 days. Buried the 10th. Services by H. A. Miller and J. J. Weaver.
March 12th, in Waterloo Co., Ont., of consumption, Bro. NOAH WEBER, aged 32 years, 5 months and 28 days. Buried the 14th, at Cressman's burying-ground.
March 24th, in Waterloo Co., Ont., a son of Israel and Maria SCHNEIDER, aged 3 months and 22 days. Buried at Chr. Eby's.
March 27th, in Oxford Co., Ont., Sister STEINER, widow of Ulrich Steiner, at the great age of 80 years. Buried the 29th.
March 28th, in Waterloo Co., Ont., Sister ____ ROSENBERGER, aged about 80 years. Buried the 30th at Blenheim.
May the 8th, in Waterloo Co., Ont., SUSANNA, daughter of Bro. David and Susanna SCHANTZ, aged 1 month and 8 days.
May 10th, in Waterloo Co., Ont., Sister MAGDALENA, wife of Bro. Nathaniel BERGE, aged 28 years. She leaves a husband and four children to mourn the loss of a wife and mother.
May 18th, in Waterloo Co., Bro. EPHRAIM SCHNEIDER, aged 30 years, 7 months and 24 days. Buried at Chr. Eby's the 20th. He leaves a wife to mourn her loss.
On the 15th of May, in Berlin, Waterloo Co., JACOB H. FREY, aged 62 years, 7 months and 21 days. Buried the 17th at Chr. Eby's. On the 22nd his wife followed him, and buried at the same place on the 24th. Both died of inflammation of the lungs. They leave no family.
April 30th, near Scalp Level, Cambria Co., Pa., of consumption, Bro. NOAH WEAVER, aged 38 years, 1 month and 22 days. Buried at Weaver's Church. Funeral sermon by Samuel and Jonas Blough. Bro. Weaver was sickly a long time.
May 9th, near Burlington, Fulton Co.,. Ohio., of consumption, Bro. HENRY ROTH, aged 71 years and 2 months. During his sickness he suffered a great deal, but he bore all in great patience, and often wished to depart, which he said was far better. He was a brother of the Amish church. He was one of the first settlers in the township, and helped to build the first house in it. He remained firm in the faith until the end. He leaves one daughter, three grandchildren, and many friend. Buried the 11th. Sermon by C. S. Stuckey, J. Wyse, A. Stutzman, and A. Berkebile, from 2 Tim. 4:6-8.
May 9th, in Fulton Co., Ohio, Bro. JACOB LANTZ, aged 34 years and some days. Last summer he had a stroke of palsy, from which he suffered a great deal until released by death. His sufferings were borne with Christian fortitude. He was a brother of the Amish church; leaves a beloved wife and one son to mourn their loss. Buried the 11th, at which time services were held by C. Freienberger, N. King, and Jacob Nafziger.
April 19th, near Manheim, Lancaster Co., Pa., JAMES MONROE, infant son of Joseph and Mary BOLL, aged 8 months and 23 days. Funeral on the 21st. Text, Psalm 4:9.
April 19th, near Manheim, of apoplexy, Bro. JOEL EBY, aged 59 years and 29 days. Funeral on the 22nd. Text, James 4:13-15. Buried at Erb's Meeting-house. A large concourse of friends and neighbors assembled to show their respect for the deceased brother. Bro. Eby was a staunch support of the church.
April 22nd, in East Donegal Township, Lancaster Co., Pa., Bro. MARTIN W. NISLEY, aged 55 years, 4 months and 21 days. Funeral on the 24th. Text, Psalm 31:5. Buried at Krabill's Meeting-house.
May 3d, in Salungo, Lancaster Co., Pa., HARRIET BORRY, widow, aged 71 years, 3 months and 17 days. Funeral on the 6th. Text, Heb. 9:27,28. Buried at White Oak Church.
May 6th, in Conoy Township, Lancaster Co., Pa., TILLMAN R., son of Pre. Levi EBERSOLE, aged 12 years, 7 months and 20 days. Funeral on the 9th. Text, Isa. 40:6-8. Buried near Good's Meeting-house.
May 20th, in West Donegal Township, Lancaster Co., Pa., JOHN L. GISH, aged 77 years, 6 months and 25 days. Funeral on the 23d. Text, John 5:25. Buried at Bassler's Meeting-house.
May 24th, near Salungo, Lancaster Co., Pa., SUSIE MAY, infant of Andrew M. and _____ GERBER, aged 7 months and 21 days. Funeral on the 27th. Text, Psalm 16:6. Buried at Silver Spring cemetery.
May 29th, near Hagerstown, Maryland, Bro. HENRY BAER, aged 80 years, 7 months and 20 days. Bro. Baer was visiting in Maryland when he got sick and died. He frequently remarked that he had a desire to depart and be with Christ. Only a short time before he took sick he said to one with whom he was conversing. "This is the last time I will visit the friends in Maryland." On the day he had set to return to his home in Lancaster county his remains were taken there for interment. Funeral on June 2nd. Text, I Chron. 29:15. Buried at Landisville Meeting-house. Bro. Baer was a faithful member of our church.
May 31st, in Elkhart Co., Ind., of consumption, EMMANUEL FINK, aged 77 years, 1 month and 28 days. The deceased was born in Lancaster Co., Pa. He was one of the early settlers of this county.
June 3d, in Mount Joy Township, Lancaster Co., Pa., Sister SUSAN, wife of Bro. A. H. NISSLEY, aged 45 years, 8 months and 10 days. Buried in Nissley's grave-yard. Sister Nissley died trusting in her Savior Jesus.
In Jewell Co., Kansas, FANNY ATKINS, wife of Charles Atkins, aged 27 years, 1 month and 3 days. Funeral services by John Snyder, from John 11:55, 56. Two of her children preceded her.
On the 5th of June, in Livingston Co., Ill. of the infirmities of age, BARBARA ZUG, at the age of 79 years and 7 months. Buried the 7th, in the presence of many friends and relatives. Funeral services were held by Christian Ropp, from I Thess. 4:13-18, and by John Schrag, of Dakota, from 2 Tim. 4:6-8, and further remarks by Chr. Schloegel and J. P. Schmitt. The maiden name of the deceased was Newhauser, was the second wife of Bartholomew Zug, deceased, both of whom were faithful members of the Amish Mennonite church.
On the 9th of June, in Livingston Co., Ill., of general debility and consumption, Sister JACOBINA ZIMMERMAN, wife of Andrew ZIMMERMAN, aged 66 years. Buried the 11th. Funeral services by Chr. Schloegel and J. P. Schmitt, from I Cor. 15.
April 14th, in Kent Co., Mich., CHRISTENA, daughter of Christopher and Sally HOFFMAN, aged 11 years, 2 months and 1 day. She was buried on the 15th. Services by Peter Keim, John P. Speicher, and George Long. Text, James 4:14.
On the 20th of May, in Lederachsville, Montgomery Co., Pa., of general debility, of which he suffered for several years, MICHAEL OBERHOLZER, aged 77 years. He was buried at Rockhill Mennonite Meeting-house on the 24th. Peace to his ashes.
On the 13th of June, near Line Lexington, Bucks Co., Pa., Bro. MICHAEL RUTH, aged 66 years, 9 months and 1 day.
On the 6th of June, in Bucks Co., Pa., TOBIAS LAPP, in the 40th years of his age. Buried at Line Lexington meeting-house.
Transcribed by: Mary Teeter, Michigan