Herald of Truth - Volume XIX, Number 3 - February 1, 1882 - page 45, 46
KOPPES. - On Sunday Jan. 15th, in Guilford township, Medina Co., Ohio, of heart disease, John Koppes, aged 62 years, 8 months and 26 days. he died very suddenly. He had been to the barn, getting the horses and buggy ready to go to church. On returning to the house he suggested that as it was too late, it would best to remain at home. He sat in a chair, read a letter, and in a short time gave indications of being sleepy, became unconscious and soon after died. he was born in Northampton Co., Pa., and came to Ohio in 1841, locating on the farm adjoining the one on which he died. Hea was a worthy member of the Ev. Luth. church, and highly esteemed by all who knew him. Services were held by Revs. Leiter and E. Hunsberger.
LEHMAN. - At Unionville, Mich., of diphtheria, ? children of Benj. and Anna Lehman, Malinda, Dec. 3rd, 1881, aged 10 years and ? days. Elizabeth, Dec 25th, 1881, aged 5 years, 3 months and 5 days.
HOOVER.- Sept. 18th, 1881, in Franklin Co., ? near the Maryland line, Pre. John Hoover, aged 65 years, 6 months and 25 days. Buried ? 20th at millers church, in Wahington Co., Funeral services were conducted by Jacob Overholtzer and Daniel Roth. At the request of his wife and daughter, the 14th chapter of John was read. Text, Isa. 38: later part of 1st verse.
SHANK.- October 2nd, 1881, in Ringgold, Washington Co., Md., suddenly, Sister Catharine Shank, aged 60 years and 3 months. She attended church in the forenoon, and before the setting of the sun she was a corpse.
KOSER.- January 10th, near White Oak, Lancaster Co., Pa., of diphtheria, Kate M., only daughter of Daniel and Lizzie Koser, aged 8 years and 4 months. Funeral on the 13th. Text, I Thess. 4: 13. Buried at hernleys meeting-house. A deep affliction unto the parents.
SHIRK.- January 12th, near Newtown, Lancaster Co., Pa., suddenly, Christian Shirk, aged 60 years, 1 month and 6 days. Funeral on the 15th. Text, Matt. 24: 42. Buried in the family grave yard.
LEHMAN. - January 20th, in Spring Garden, Lancaster Co., Pa., of consumption, Mary Alice, only child of Amos and Lizzie Lehman, aged 9 years, 4 months and 3 days. Funeral on the 23rd. Text, Rom. 6: 23. Buried at Kraybills meeting-house. Sister Lehman, the mother of this dear little girl, is also very sick of consumption.
PEACHEY.- December 30th, 1881, in Mifflin Co., Pa., Jonathan Peachey, aged 52 years, 5 months and 13 days.
EASH.- Nov. 4th, in La Grange Co., Ind., of spasms, infant son of Joseph and harriet Eash, aged 28 days. Services by J. J. Weaver and H. A. Miller.
HEATWOLE.- Nov. 27th, in Rockingham Co., Va., Bro. Peter G. heatwole, aged 54 years, 4 months and 18 days. He leaves a bereaved wife and 8 children to mourn their loss. Bro. heatwole was an affectionate husband, a devoted brother, a good neighbor, and gave evidence that his spirit is at rest. Buried the 29th at the Bank church. The funeral was largely attended, and the services were conducted by D. H. Landes, John Geil and Jacob Hildebrand. Text, Rev. 14: 13.
HESS.- Dec. 28th near Sterling, Whiteside Co., Ill., of five days sickness of fever and cholera morbus, Lydia hess, aged 27 years and 2 days. She leaves a husband and three children. Funeral the 29th. Services by A. Ebersole and I. Moyer from John 5: 28, 29; Amos 4: 12.
NISSLEY.- December 2nd, in Salunga, Lancaster Co., Pa., Sister Anna Nissley, Widow. Aged 90 years, 9 months and 4 days. Funeral on the 5th. Text, Psalm 31:6; John 16: 33.
Buried at Erismans Meeting house. Sister Nissly was the last one of a family of eight children.
BURKHOLDER.- December 5th, near New Haven, Lancaster Co., Pa., Chr. Burkholder, aged 75 years, 2 months and 22 days. Funeral on the 8th. Text, Heb. 9:27, 28. Buried in the family grave-yard.
STRICKLER.- Dec. 6th in Boiling Springs, Cumberland Co., Pa., Sister Elisabeth Strickler, aged 66 years, 11 months and 29 days. Funeral on the 9th. Text, Matth.(sic) 24: 44.
LOOSE.- December 15th, in Warwick, Lancaster Co., Pa., Sister Sarah, wife of John Loose, aged 27 years, 3 months and 9 days. Funeral on the 19th. Text, 2 Tim, 4:7, 8. buried at Hess meeting-house.
OBER.- December 18th, near Mount Hope, Lancaster Co., Pa., of Diphtheria, Isaac Ober, aged 12 years, 5 months and 29 days. Funeral on the 21st. Text, Acts 17: 30, 31. Buried at Hernlys meeting-house.
METZ.- Nov. 27th, 1881, in Clarence, Erie, Co., N. Y., Mary Metz, wife of Abr. Metz, sen.,(sic) aged 61 years, 4 months and 11 days. Buried at Harris Hill Cemetery. Funeral services by Jacob Hahn and Peter Rhodes. Deceased had several shocks of Palsy about ten years ago, from that time she began to fail both in mind and body till she was relieved of her sufferings by death.
STAUFFER.- December 21st, at the house of her uncle, Bro. Peter H, Stauffer, in Donegal Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., Sister Fannie E. Stauffer, daughter of Bro. and Sister Benjamin H. Stauffer of Maryland, aged 25 years and 8 months. Funeral on the 24th. buried at Kreybills meeting-house. Sister Stauffer was visiting her many friends in this county when she took sick of diphtheria. She wrote to her parents that she intended to start for home on the 24th. But the 24th was her day of burial. The bereft parents have the deepest sympathy of their friends.
OBERHOLZER.- December 23rd, near Farmersville, Lancaster Co., Pa., Bro. Chr. Oberholzer, aged 82 years, 10 months and 12 days. Funeral on the 26th. Text, Luke 2: 29-32. Buried at "Groff Dale" Meeting-house. A large congregation assembled to witness the solemn ceremony.
LANDIS.- December 25th, in Mount Joy, Lancaster Co., Pa., Sister Susanna Landis, widow, aged 84 years, 11 months and 11 days. Funeral on the 28th. Text, Phil. 1: 21. Buried at Landis Valley Meeting-house. Sister Landis was a faithful, quiet and peaceable Christian.
LEHMAN.- January 2nd, 1882, near Mount Hope, Lancaster Co., Pa., Lizzie Ella, daughter of Henry and Fannie Lehman, aged 4 years, 10 months and 7 days. Funeral on the 5th. Text, Matt. 18: 3. Buried at Hernlys Meeting-house.
SHIRK.- January 8th, at Sun Hill, Lancaster Co., Pa., Sister Mary Shirk, widow, aged 73 years, 4 months and 23 days. Funeral on the 11th. Text, Ps. 39: 5, 6. Buried at Petersburg Meeting-house. Sister Shirk was for many years a faithful member of the Old Mennonite church.
FINK.- On the 12th of January, in Elkhart Co., Ind., Susan, wife of William Fink, aged 20 years, 7 months and 14 days. She was sick only a few days. Her maiden name was Pletcher and her former home Wood county, Ohio. She was buried at Shaums Meeting-house. Services by J. F. Funk and _______ Lambert, from John 5: 24. An aged mother, a sorrowing husband and a large concourse of relatives and friends followed her to the grave. "Be ye also ready, for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of Man cometh."
WEAVER.- Jan. 1st, in Columbiana Co., Ohio, of diphtheria, Catharine R., daughter of Bro. John D. and Catharine Weaver, aged 3 years, 3 months and 25 days. Buried at Bixlers meeting-house.
DRIVER.- Jan. 1st, in Augusta Co., Va., of diphtheria, John S. F., son of Magadalena, (sic) widow of John A driver,(sic) aged 5 years and 8 days. Buried the 4th, at Mt. Clinton, Rockingham Co., at which place Samuel Coffman, D. S. Heatwole and Samuel Sanger made appropriate remarks from Isaish 49: 14, 15.
HERSCHLER.- Jan. 8th, in Miami Co., Ind., Andrew M. Herschler, aged 5 years, 10 months and 30 days. Funeral sermon by Daniel C Miller, from Heb. 9: 27, 18.
KILMER.- On the 13th of January, 1882, near Wakarusa, Elkhart Co., Ind., Catharine, wife of Philip Kilmer, aged 71 years, 2 months and 7 days. Sister Kilmer was born in the state of Pennsylvania; she was the daughter of Christian and Hannah Martin. She was married about 1831 and lived with her husband, who survives her, about 51 years. In 1836 they emigrated to Ohio, and in 1840 to Crawford county, in the same state. In 1853 they moved again from Crawford county, O., to Elkhart Co., Ind., where they resided at the time of the death of sister(sic) Kilmer. She was the mother of ten children, four of whom preceded her to the spirit world. Her grand-children numbered 16, of who 11 are still alive, and her great-grand-children were five of whom four are still living.
She united with the Mennonite church when about 18 years of age, being a member of the church some fifty-three years, and always a devoted Christian to the time of her death. What a glorious record of her life - always a devoted Christian. Let us seek to follow her example, and be devoted Christians to the end. He that is faithful to the end shall obtain the crown of life. She was buried at Shaums Meeting-house, followed to her last resting place by a large concourse of relatives and friends. Services by Jacob A. Beutler and John F. Funk from the text, Luke 23: 28. "Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me; but weep for yourselves and for your children."
HULLEY.- On Nov. 20th, 1881, in Cherokee Co., Kansas, Elizabeth Hulley. Buried on the 21st,. Services by S. N. Mishler, from 2 Tim. 4: 6, 7.
RUTT.- At Line Lexington, Montgomery Co., Pa.,, David, son of John Ruth, aged 7 years, 2 months and 1 day. Services by John Walter and Josiah Clemmer.
MOYER.- On the 10th of January, in Souderton, Montgomery Co., Pa., Augustus Moyer, aged 6 months and 6 days. Buried at Franconia.
MOYER.- On the 26th of December 1881, in Bedminster, Bucks Co., Pa., of cancer, Elizabeth, wife of Pre. Isaac Moyer, aged 66 years and 4 months. Services were held at the house, by Isaac Clemens and Isaac Overholtzer, and at the meeting-house by Josiah Clemmer and isaac Rickert. We sincerely sympathize with the brother in his sad affliction. May he comfort himself with the precious words of the poet,
"Not lost, but gone before."
Transcribed by Betty Hartzler, Kansas
Herald of Truth - Volume XIX, Number 4 - February 15, 1882 - page 60, 61, 62
YODER, Jacob N. -- Brother Jacob N Yoder, near Millersburg,
Holmes Co., Ohio, died Dec.13th, 1881, very suddenly, aged 61
years, 1 month, and 9 days. The funeral took place the 15th, attended
by a large number of sympathizing friends. Services were held
by Levi Miller and David Bitchey in German, and by Amos Sell in
English. Text, I Cor. 14: 55; 2 Tim. 4: 7, and Amos 4: part of
verse 12, namely, "Prepare to meet thy God." Brother
Yoder came to his death in a sad way. he was in good health, except
a cold attended with a cough. O the morning of his death he arose
washed and combed as usual, and went out on the front porch, where
he began to cough. Two of his daughters, Mary and Cassie, were
in the kitchen; hearing a noise, they took the light, went out
to see what it was, and found their father lying on the ground.
They raised him up, but life was gone. It is supposed that he
leaned upon the banisters which gave way, and he fell three and
a half feet to the ground, and on his face or head, as he lay
with his head back. One side of his body was very much brusied,
and the doctor thought his neck was broken. When the family realized
the fact that he was dead, they were led to exclaim, "O Lord,
thy will be done. Thou didst give and thou hast taken away."
He leaves a very aged mother, a bereaved wife, three sons, five
daughters and two grand-children, besides sisters, and a very
large circle of sympathising friends to mourn their loss. Bro.
Yoder was the son of
Nicholas and Catharine Yoder, who moved from Lancaster Co., Pa., between forty and fifty years ago, and settled on the farm where the deceased lived. As the father, so the son was of a genial and sociable disposition, as many can attest, both acquaintance and strangers, by the hospitable way in which they were received and entertained. In his death the mother loses a kind son, the wife an affectionate husband, the children a loving father, and the community a good citizen. But, best of all, he was a devoted Christian. For thirty-five years he has been a faithful brother in the Amish Mennonite church. He has gone to his reward. he can no more return to the family, but, thank the Lord, the way is open for all to meet in those mansions prepared for the blessed.
Lone is the house, and sad the hours,
Since thy sweet smile is gone;
But Oh! a brighter home than ours
In heaven is now thine own.
LEHMAN, Elizabeth and Alice -- Sister Elizabeth Lehman, wife
of Amos E. Lehman, of Springville, Lancaster Co., Pa., died of
consumption, Jan. 24th, 1882, in the 35th year of her age. This
dear sister suffered a long time, yet she bore her afflictions
with Christian fortitude and patience. She fully realized her
condition, and was conscious that her stay on earth would be of
short duration. Her chief concern seemed to be for her husband.
She strove with pious wife's solicitude for his conversion. May
her prayers be answered. May he resolve from this time forward
to seek the pearl of great price, so that at last he may meet
his beloved ones in heaven. He is sadly bereaved, since but a
few days prior to his wife's death their only child, a dear little
girl aged nine years, died of the same disease. For several weeks
they were inmates of the same room, occupying adjoining couches,
and thus were witnesses of, as well as comforters in each other's
sufferings. Little Alice said that she knew she would die, but
she was not afraid, for she was going home to heaven, and that
her dear mother would soon follow. She requested her former schoolmates
to sing "The Sweet By and By" at her funeral. It was
a touching sight - when the coffin containing her only child,
clad in the white burial robe, was carried to the bedside of the
dying mother, who fondly kissed her darling child, a sweet smile
resting upon the mother's face. She thought, no doubt, how very
soon she would regain her darling child in the mansions of the
glorified. Alice was buried on the 23rd, the mother on the 27th
of January. The funeral services of both were conducted by Brothers
Ephraim Nissley in the German, and Jacob Brubaker in the English
language, at the Mennonite Meeting-house in East Donegal township.
"Gone to the grave are our loved ones
Gone to return never more.
But, twill be sweet, dear ones to meet,
One the bright, heavenly shore.
Oft we here mingle together,--
Sometimes in prayer and song,
Now when we meet those we will greet
Never again in our throng.
Sweetly their forms are sleeping.
Under their snowy bed,
Sad though we be, fondly will we
Cherish the names of the dead.
Yes, our dear ones have left us--
Gone to the other shore;
But, with the blessed, fair land of rest,
Weeping will come never more."
PLETCHER, Lydia -- On the 20th of January, 1882, of typhoid malarial fever, in Harvey Co., Kansas, Sister Lydia Pletcher, wife of Bro. Thomas Pletcher, and youngest daughter of Bro. Noah Good, of Marion Co., Kansas, died at the age of 22 years, 10 months and 4 days. She was confined to her bed only a short time. Only six days of suffering and she calmly fell asleep, leaving one child, a husband deeply bereaved, as well as an aged father, mother, brothers, sisters and friends to mourn their loss, which we hope is her eternal gain. In the beginning of her sickness she regretted that she had not been more earnest in Christian duties while in health, wondering also what would become of little Henry, as she did not expect to get well again. Very soon, however, she committed him unto the One who has said of all the dear little ones, "let them come unto me, and forbid them not," at the same time resigning herself more fully unto the Lord, and eventually passed away in peace with Him and all mankind. Funeral services were conducted by Bro. Daniel Brundage, in the English language, and by Bro. Henry Hornberger, in the German, from I Cor. 15: 5; Mark 13: - "What I say unto you I say unto all, Watch." This latter text I think was especially suitable on this occasion from the fact that Sister Lydia had always been rugged and stout, so that we were loth to believe even when the fever was raging in her body that it would be as she had said, that she would not get well again. When her father, mother and sister Frances visited them a few weeks before, they thought not when taking their leave that they were giving her the last farewell, but as it is, we have a special lesson once more impressed that even when in the midst of health, we should heed the great command given in this latter text by our Lord and Master, that all should watch. The youngest and healthiest may die, but the older and more feeble must die.
EBERSOLE.- Jan. 30th, in Conoy Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., of membranous croup, Ida, daughter of Samuel E. and mary Ebersole, aged 7 years, 4 months and 13 days. Buried at Good's meetinghouse.
BECKER.- On the 1st of Dec., 1881, in Lancaster Co., Pa., John Becker, aged 73 years, 7 months and 18 days. Buried at the Mennonite church at New Providence.
GROFF.- Dec. 9th, 1881, near New Providence, Lancaster Co., Pa., William H. Groff, aged 3 years and 15 days.
HUBER.- Jan. 25th, in Lancaster Co., Pa., Fanny Huber, aged 26 years, 8 months and 29 days. Buried at Mennonite church, New Providence.
HOSTETLER.- Dec. 22nd, 1881, near Middlebury, Elkhart Co., Ind., of typhoid malaria, Isaiah Hostetler, aged 26 years, 5 months and 29 days. He leaves a bereaved widow, two brothers and one sister to mourn his early departure. He was a faithful brother in the Amish Mennonite church. Buried on the 24th, funeral largely attended. Services by Joseph Yoder, of Mich., in German and by Joseph Hoover in English, from Rom. 5: 15.
FRETZ.- Dec. 29th, 1881, at Blooming Glen, Hilltown twp, Bucks Co., Pa., Elisabeth, widow of Christian Fretz, and daughter of Jacob Nash, dec'd, age 69 years, 4 months and 13 days. Buried on New Year's day at Perkasie. Services by A.F. and Isaac Myers.
AUKER - December 20th, 1881, in Foutz Valley, Perry Co., Pa., Sister Elizabeth, wife of Elder Jonas Auker, aged 49 years, 9 months and 1 day. Sister Auker suffered several months with malarial fever. Buried in the family graveyard. Funeral sermon by Jacob and William Graybill. Text, 2 Cor. 5:1.
WARD - January 4th, 1882, in Foutz Valley, Perry Co., Pa., of apoplexy, Sister Barbara Ward, aged 60 years and 7 months. Buried in the Dunker Brethren graveyard in the valley, where funeral services were held by William Graybill. Text, Heb. 9: 27.
BAKER.- Jan. 14th, near New haven, Lancaster Co., Pa., Joseph Baker, aged 81 years, 10 months and 28 days. Buried the 17th, at New Haven.
HERNER.- Jan. 18th, near Cullom, Livingston Co., Ill., of cancer, Bro. Samuel Herner, aged 72 years, 3 months and 8 days. Bro. Herner was formerly from Waterloo Co., Ont. Eight children are left to mourn their loss. Services were held by B. F.Hamilton on the 19th, to a large assembly. Peace to his ashes.
CHRISTNER.- Jan. 29th, near Middlebury, LaGrange Co., Ind., of diphtheria, David, son of John and Rachel Christner, aged 1 year, 6 months and 7 days. Buried the 31st. Funeral sermon by David S Kauffman and John E Borntreger. Text, Mark 10: 18-19.
FUNK.- On the 21st of January, in Springfield, Bucks Co., Pa., of the infirmatives of old age, Joseph Funk, Sr, aged 81 years, 2 months and 21 days. He had been growing more feeble during the entire summer and fall and for about three weeks was confined to his bed. Uncle Joseph was the last brother of twelve children (three sisters are still living).
Thus one by one these earthly ties are riven, and our kindred pass from the earth away. But "over there" the family circle is forming anew; and there no parting will ever be known and no farewell spoken. God grant that we may all be gathered there.
SHELLY.- At McAllisterville, Juniata Co., Pa., Jan. 22nd, Sadie L., daughter of J. Y. and A. A. Shelly, aged 3 years, 1 month and 26 days. She was a very bright child for her age. The loss is deeply felt by those left behind, a loss which never can be replaced. her illness was of short duration, only lasting about five days. Services by Thomas and Solomon Graybill and ________ Coppenhaver.
"Father! the pearly gates unfold;
The sapphire walls, the streets of gold,
Are bursting on my sight;
The Angel bands come singing down,
And one has got my golden crown,
And one my robe of white.
"Poising above on silvery wing,
They're waiting my freed soul to bring
To its new home above;
There folded to my Saviour's breast,
How sweet, how full will be my rest
Beneath his eye of love.
"Thou wouldst not hold me longer here,
Though well I know that many a tear
For my dear sake will flow.
The morning dawns upon my sight,
How long, how dark has been the night!
Father! I go, I go."
MILLER. Buried Febr. 3rd., in Upper Leacock Tp. Lancaster Co., Pa., of croup, the only child and daughter of Christian and Barbara Miller, aged 2 years, 4 months and 11 days. Funeral services by B. L. Fisher and John K Stoltzfus. Text, Matt. 18: 1-5. J. K. Stoltzfus is grandfather to the child. There were at the funeral, its two grandfathers and grandmothers, and one great-grandfather. Three great-grandmothers are living, two of whom attended the funeral. All are united with the Amish Mennonite church. There is also a step great-great-grandmother, living, about 87 years old.
SCHERTZ.- Sept. 23rd, 1881, near Morgantown, Berks Co., Pa., Mary Schertz, aged 89 years, 4 months and one day.
SHANK.- Nov. 11th, in Adams Co., Pa., of typhoid fever, Sister Annie Shank, in her 23rd years. Buried in the Mumasburg cemetery.
SHANK.- Dec. 12th, in Adams Co., Pa., very suddenly, Bro. David Shank, father of the above, aged 47 years and 16 days. Buried at Mummasburg.
KLINE.- December 14th, 1881, in Juniata Co., Pa., of heart disease, Catharine Line, aged 63 years, 7 months and 4 days. Buried the 17th at Niemand's church.Services by Thomas Graybill and Penrose Brown. Text, 1 Sam. 2: 6.
PAGE.- December 19th, in Snyder Co., Pa., suddenly of palsy, Christiana Page, aged 83 years, 3 months and 17 days. Buried at Shelly's Men. church. Services by Elias Landis and Thomas Graybill.
BROSIUS.- December 31st, in Snyder Co., Pa., of consumption, Nicodemus Brosius, aged 42 years, 9 months and 16 days. Buried January 2nd. Services by Thomas Graybill and Penrose Brown.
RAMER.- January 14th, in Snyder Co., Pa., of diphtheria, Ellen, daughter of Jacob and Susanna Ramer, aged 14 years, 6 months and 1 day. Buried the 16th. Services by Thomas Graybill. Text, Ps. 132:14.
SHELLY.- January 22nd, in Juniata Co., Pa., of measles, Sarah Lydia, daughter of John Y and Amanda Shelly, aged 3 years, 3 months and 8 days. Buried the 21th. Services by Thomas and Solomon S. Graybill. Text, John 11: 28.
MASTER.- January 25th, in Snyder Co., Pa., of diptheria, John, son of William and Alice Master, aged 5 years, 1 month and 7 days. Buried the 27rd, in Fremont. Services by Thomas and Solomon S. Graybill. Text, John 16: 16.
MASTER.- January 30th, in Snyder Co., Pa., of diphtheria, Mary Ellen, daughter of William and Alice Master, aged 2 years, 5 month and 5 days. Buried February 2nd, in Fremont. Services by Thomas and Solomon S. Graybill. Text, John 16:22.
DRESSLER.- February 1st, in Snyder Co., Pa., of diphtheria, in the same house, Jamos (sic) A., son of John and Sarah Dressler, aged 11 years, 1 month and 11 days. These last two children were buried in one grave.
LAUVER.- January 29th, in Snyder Co., Pa., of typhoid fever, Mary Ann, wife of Henry Lauver, aged 20 years, 3 months and 11 days. Buried the 31st. Services by Thomas Graybill. Text, John 5: 24.
PELLMAN.- February 1st, in Snyder Co., Pa., of typhoid fever, Samuel G., son of Charles and Barbara Pellman. aged 13 years, 1 month and 27 days. Buried the 5th, at Graybill's burying-ground. Services by Penrose Brown and Thomas Graybill. Text, Hosea 10: 12.
WISLER.- Jan. 11th, in Adams Co., Pa., of typhoid fever, Sister Lizzie Wisler, daughter of Pre. Martin Wisler, aged 20 years, 10 months and 15 days. Buried at Mummasburg.
RABER.- Nov. 9th, 1881, in Hickory Co., Mo., John Raber, aged 1 year, 2 months and 19 days. Buried the 11th. Services by Jacob Yoder, from Rev. 14: 1-5.
ADAMS.- On the 30th of January, near Dalton, Wayne Co., Ohio, of the infirmities of age and gravel, Bros. Joseph Adams, at the advanced age of 83 years, 3 months and 17 days. Buried Feb. 2nd, at Martin's Meeting-house. Funeral services by Rev. ______ Sheely in English, from 1 Tim. 4: 6-8, and by Michael Horst in German from 1 Cor. 5: 1.
CHRISTNER.- Feb. 3rd, in LaGrange Co., Ind., of diphtheria, lasting one week, Eli, son of John and Rachel Christner, aged 12 years and 4 months. A few hours before his death he said, "Eli will go away, Eli cannot stay with you any longer." He was asked where he was going? He said, "To God in heaven." Buried the 4th, beside his little brother who was buried five days before. Services by D. S. Kauffman and J. E. Borntreger. Tezt(sic), 1 Peter 1: 4.
Transcribed by Betty Hartzler, Kansas