CORRECTION - In the notice of David G. Miller the middle letter should have been H, David H. Miller, and he died in January, not in December.
STAUFFER - January 12th, 1884, in York County, Pa., Bishop Frederick Stauffer, aged 70 years, 2 months and 27 days. Funeral on the 15th. Text, John 10:11. Buried at Stony Ridge Meeting-house. A large congregation of friends and neighbors assembled to pay the last tribute of respect to the beloved brother. Bro. Stauffer served faithfully 43 years in the ministry, of which he was 14 years Bishop. A sorrowing wife and 8 children, 31 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren mourn his departure. We have sufficient evidence to believe their loss is his eternal gain.
SINK - January 18th, near Manheim, Lancaster Co., Pa., Elizabeth Sink, daughter of John Sink, aged 9 years, 2 months and 18 days. Funeral on the 21st. Text, Psalm 16:6. Buried at Hernly's Meeting-house.
McBRIDE - January 24th, near Anchorville, Lancaster Co., Pa., Sister Sarah A., wife of Bro. John McBride, aged 66 years, 11 months and 5 days. Funeral on the 24th. Text, Phil. 1:21. Buried at Mount Tunnel Cemetery. Sister McBride was a faithful member of the Old Mennonite church.
STRICKLER - February 4th, in Rapho Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., of dropsy, Sister Susan Strickler, aged 62 years, 9 months and 21 days. Funeral on the 7th. Text, John 17:24. Buried at Erisman's Meeting-house.
NOLT - On the 10th of February, at Nolt's Mill, Lancaster Co., Pa., Clayton H., son of Benjamin N. and Anna H. Nolt, aged 1 year, 6 months and 25 days. Funeral on the 12th. Text, Rev. 3:20. Buried at Hoffman's family grave-yard.
BACHERT - On the 19th of January, in Waterloo County, Ontario, Catherine, widow of Martin Bachert, aged 76 years, 5 months and 22 days. She suffered much of cancer. She was under treatment about 10 months. She was buried at Latscher's grave-yard; services were held by Moses Bauman and Moses Erb from Rev. 14:13.
SHAUB - On February 6th, near Spring Grove, Lancaster Co., Pa., Susanna, wife of Jacob Shaub, aged 72 years, 1 month and 3 days. She leaves three sons and two daughters to mourn her death; she was a most estimable woman, a kind mother and devout Christian; and a member of the Old Mennonite Church for more than forty-five years. Buried at Carpenter's grave-yard, where many friends met to pay their last respects; services by the brethren Martin and Horning. Text, Romans 8:10.
WEAVER - On the 8th of February, in Caernarvon Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., Lydia, wife of John Weaver, aged 41 years, 10 months and 15 days; she leaves a husband and family; buried at Weaverland, where services were held by the brethren Martin and Zimmerman, in the German language.
MISHLER - Father John Mishler, son of Valentine and Barbara Mishler, departed this life February 4th, 1884, in Polk Co., Iowa, near Elwell, aged 66 years, 7 months and 20 days. He was born in Somerset Co., Pa., from whence he moved to Holmes Co., Ohio, when yet a young man. While living there he married Catharine Miller, daughter of Simeon and Elizabeth Miller, of Millersburg,, Ohio. In the year 1859 he moved to Johnson Co., Iowa, and from there to Polk Co. At the age of twenty he united with the Amish church of which he remained and lived a faithful member until God called him from labor to reward. He leaves a wife, and 8 children and 36 grandchildren to mourn their loss. Funeral services by S. Skogsberg.
ULRICH - On the 13th of February, near Milford, Nebraska, of diphtheria, Frany, daughter of Nicholas and Mary Ulrich, aged 7 years, 4 months and 8 days; and on the same day Sarah, daughter of the same, aged 4 years, 9 months and 3 days. They were sick only a short time and died about 12 hours apart. They were buried at the same time. Funeral services by Joseph Easch and Joseph Schlegel from Thess. 4:13, 14.
MEYERS - On the 8th of February, in Springfield Twp., Bucks Co., Pa., Abraham Meyers, aged 65 years, 5 months and 29 days. He was buried at the Springfield Meeting-house, on the 12th, where a large number met to pay him the last tribute of respect. Services by Isaac Meyer, and Andrew Mack, from John 7:1-3. He was an affectionate father and a kind neighbor.
HOCKMAN - On the 10th of February, in Bedminster, Bucks Co., Pa., Joseph Hockman, aged 60 years, 9 months and 7 days. Buried at the Buck Men. Church. Services by Allen M. Frezt and J. Moyer. He leaves a widow and two daughters. May their loss be his eternal gain.
LEHMAN - On the 5th of February, in Rockingham Co., Va., at the house of Noah C. Wenger, John Paul, infant son of David and Mary A. Lehman, aged 1 year and 23 days. Funeral services by Abm. B. Burkholder and G.D. Heatwole from Mark 7:37. The death of this little child was caused by its clothes taking fire, while its mother had gone to the yard for wood, and before she returned it was so severely burned that it died soon after. May God comfort the stricken parents.
BURKHOLDER - On the 8th of February, at New Erection, in Rockingham Co., Va., of the infirmities of age, Abraham Burkholder, last son of Bishop Peter Burkholder, aged 74 years, 11 months and 18 days. He was buried at Weaver Church, where appropriate remarks were made by Daniel S. and D.G. Heatwole. Text, John 11:28, "The Master is come, and calleth for thee."
ROWE - On the 22d of Jan. in Perry Co., Pa., Alena, daughter of Joseph and Minerva Rowe, and granddaughter of William and Hanna Shoemaker, aged 1 year, 2 months and 5 days. She was buried at Millerstown. Services by Rev. Vrooman.
NEWHAUSER - On the 2d of February, in Waldo Twp., Livingston Co., Ill., Sister Mary Newhauser, (maiden name Schmidt), and wife of Peter Newhauser of bronchial affection, aged 76 years, 6 months and 10 days. On the 4th she was buried in the Waldo twp grave-yard, followed by a large concourse of friends. Services by Daniel Steinman and Joseph P. Schmidt and Chr. Schlegel. She was a faithful member of the Amish Church. She leaves a husband 88 years of age, and two sons to mourn their loss, but they need not mourn as those who have no hope. She had a desire to go and be with Jesus, she remarked a few days before her death, "For me to live is Christ, for me to die is gain." Oh let us all be in earnest to work for the glory that awaits us beyond.
COURTS - On the 15th of February, in Elkhart, Ind., of whooping cough, Charley Ellsworth, youngest son of Benjamin and ____ Courts, aged 5 weeks and 3 days. Services by J. F. Funk. "It is well with the child."
CROUSE - On the 13th of February, in Hardin Co., Ohio, of consumption, Mary Crouse, aged 22 years, 11 months and 9 days. Services by C.B. Brenneman.
YOUNG - On the 21st of Feb., near Nappanee, Ind., of bronchitis and lung fever, Mervin, son of Henry and Rebecca Young, aged 1 year, 2 months and 3 days. Buried at the Brick Meeting-house. Services by D. Burkholder, from Luke 12:40. This is now the third little one that they have been called to give up, and thus far they lived without the pale of the church. This last event, however, has led them to "choose rather to suffer affliction with the people of God than to enjoy the pleasure of sin" any longer, fulfilling the prophecy "a little child shall lead them."
KAUFFMAN - On the 17th of February, in Somerset Co., Pa., Conemaugh Twp., of lung fever, Ida Jane, daughter of Joseph and Mary Kauffman, aged 3 years, 4 months and 22 days. Funeral services by Emanuel Blauch and Samuel Zimmerman from Peter 1:24.
YODER - On the 14th of Feb., in Somerset Co., Pa., of Catarrh fever, Emma, daughter of Isaac and Catharine Yoder, aged 21 months and 28 days. She was buried in the family grave-yard. Services were held by Jonathan and Cyrus Hershberger.
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UMMEL - Pre. John Ummel departed this life on the 19th of December, 1883, aged 52 years, 8 months and 13 days. He was sick nine days with nervous fever. He was a faithful laborer in the vineyard of the Lord. It was his constant purpose to preserve the church from the power of the destroyer. During the last days of his life he had to contend with many difficulties. He desired much for the time of his redemption. He leaves six children with his first wife and three children from his second wife. Through his death both the family and church sustain a great loss. May a kind heavenly Father comfort the sorrowing household and raise up again a faithful laborer for the deserted little flock for whom he so earnestly labored., Funeral services were conducted by John Ferguson from 2 Tim. 4:7.
HARTZLER - In Kishacoquillas valley, Mifflin Co., Pa., February 21st, 1884, of the infirmities of old age, Elizabeth Hartzler, aged 91 years, 2 months and 16 days. This dear aged sister had been for a long time wishing and even yearning for the call of her Heavenly Father. During the last few days, when she felt that now the time of her departure was surely near at hand, her desire to go home increased so that she could hardly wait until the time of her deliverance should come. Thus ended a long life spent in the services of the Lord, as a devoted member of the church, a faithful wife, a Christian mother, and a good neighbor. She was born near Myerstown, Lebanon Co., Pa., in or near what is now Tulpehocken township, Berks Co., where there was, at that time, (1793), an Amish Mennonite congregation in which her father, John Beller, was a minister. When she was about thirteen years of age, her father removed to Kishacoquillas valley, where she was, in the course of six or seven years afterwards, married to Yost Hartzler, she having previously joined the church. Her husband died in 1843, when she was fifty years old, leaving her the mother of twelve children, all of them living but one, and three of them already married. With the eight children yet remaining at home she continued the family life in the old homestead for a number of years. She was a widow forty-one years. Ten of her children are yet living, and all were at the funeral, the oldest being a gray-haired man in his seventieth year. Her descendants, living and dead are twelve children, fifty-five grandchildren, and sixty-six great-grandchildren, altogether one hundred and thirty-three.
BERGEY - On the 6th of Feb., in Toamencin twp., Montgomery Co., of consumption, Alvin, son of Eleazor and Lydia Bergey, aged 3 years, 6 months and 6 days. Services were held by C. Allebach and J. Clemmer, at Franconia Mennonite meeting-house.
CLEMMER - On the 7th of Feb., in Lower Salford twp., Montgomery Co., Pa., Joseph, son of Lewis and Sarah Ann Clemmer, aged 3 months and 17 days. He was buried on the 10th at Franconia Meeting-house, where J. Clemmer and Jacob Moyer preached.
BRENNEMAN - On the 28th of Feb., in St. Joseph Co., Ind., Sarah, wife of Jacob Brenneman, aged 52 years, 10 months and 27 days. She had had an attack of typhoid fever but was getting better, and considered entirely out of danger, when she was taken worse and sinking rapidly, she died in a short time. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite church and leaves a deeply sorrowing husband and eight children to mourn their loss. She was buried on the 1st of March at Shaum's burying-ground. Services by Henry Shaum and John F. Funk, from Matt. 24:44, and Matt. 6:10. "Thy will be done." May the Lord bless this affliction to all these dear children and comfort them.
OBER - February 11th, near Mount Hope, Lancaster Co., Pa., Sister Elizabeth Ober, aged 75 years, 7 months and 28 days. Funeral on the 13th. Text, Isaiah 57:2. Buried at Hernly's Meeting-house. Sister Obert died suddenly. She was found dead in her room. A solemn warning to be always ready.
BRUBACHER - February 23d, near Hess Meeting-house, Lancaster Co., Pa., David Brubacher, aged 69 years, 2 months and 26 days. Funeral on the 26th. Text, 2 Tim. 4:7. Buried at "Hess" Meeting-house. A large congregation of friends and neighbors assembled to pay the last tribute of respect to the beloved brother. Brother Brubacher was a faithful member of the Old Mennonite Church for 49 years, and for 36 years a deacon in the Hess and Hammer Creek districts.
NEWCOMER - February 24th near Mount Joy, Lancaster Co., Pa., Deacon Christian Newcomer, aged 75 years, 8 months and 16 days. Funeral on the 27th. Text, Luke 2:29. Buried at Nissly's Grave-yard. Many people assembled together in token of respect to the beloved brother and faithful Deacon.
BRUBACHER - February 27th, in Brunnerville, Lancaster Co., Pa., Bro. John Brubacher, aged 86 years, 3 months and 17 days. Funeral on the 1st of March. Text, Isaiah 7:2. Buried at Hammer Creek Meeting-house. Bro. Brubacher was a faithful member of the old Mennonite church.
SNYDER - February 29th, in Mount Joy, Lancaster Co., Pa., of consumption, Mary Elizabeth Snyder, aged 10 years, 5 months and 28 days. Funeral on the 2d of March. Text, 2 Kings 4:27. Buried at Landisville Meeting-house.
WALSH - On the 19th of Nov., 1883, in Henry Co., Ill., of cancer, Malinda, wife of Thomas Walsh, in her 47th year. She leaves a husband and eight children to mourn their loss. She was a daughter of Abraham Funk Dec'd., who was formerly from Rockingham County, Va., having moved to Illinois during the war.
HACKMAN - On the 28th of February, in Franconia congregation,
Montgomery Co., Pa., of consumption, of which he suffered about
2 months, aged 66 years, 4 months and 11 days. He was buried
on the 3rd of March. A large number of people attended his funeral.
He served as a deacon over 23 years. Services by S. Godshalk,
Samuel Gross, Jacob Mensch and Andrew Mack from Luke 2:29-32.
Transcriber's Notes: There is no first name mentioned in the obituary.
CLEMENS - In Franconia, Montgomery Co., Pa., on the 27th of February, John Clemens, aged 82 years, (one day less). He was buried March 2d at Toamencin Meeting-house. Peace to his ashes.
CULP - On the 22d of February, in Harrison twp., Elkhart Co., Ind., Eli, son of George and ____ Culp, aged 1 year, 10 months and 19 days. Buried on the 24th. Services by Henry Shaum.
KIEFER - On the 4th of February, near Union Deposit,
Dauphin Co., Pa., Kate, wife of Preacher Daniel Kiefer,
and daughter of Christian Stoner, Dec'd., of West Hempfield,
Lancaster Co., Pa., aged 48 years, 5 months and 15 days. She leaves
a sorrowing husband and four little girls; the church, the family,
and neighbors have lost one who will be greatly missed. We hope
she has gone to receive the reward of those who have washed their
robes in the blood of the Lamb.
Dear children, don't think of me as in the tomb, For I shall not fear its dark shadow and gloom,
I am going to live with the angels so fair; I'll look for you children, and wait for you there.
HARTZLER - On the 26th of February, near Bellefontaine, Logan Co., Ohio, Barbara Hartzler, aged 61 years, 9 months and 7 days. She leaves a deeply bereaved husband and eight children to mourn their loss. Funeral on the 28th; it was largely attended. Service by Jonas C. Yoder and Jacob France from 2 Tim. 6:8.
WENGER - On the 6th of March, at the house of Christian Blocher, in Elkhart Co., Indiana, of typhoid fever, Sister Fanny (Martin), wife of Bro. Jonas G. Wenger, aged 44 years, 6 months and 19 days. On account of his wife's feeble health Bro. Wenger arranged his affairs in Mo., and intended, in company with her, to spend a considerable time on a trip eastward and visit her friends and relatives, but the saying that "Man proposes and God disposes" was also verified here, and their trip together was cut short by the death of our sister; yet we have the blessed consolation that through her devoted Christian life she has been made worthy to enter into the eternal paradise of God, where we may meet her again when our journey too shall be completed. She was buried at Shaum's Meeting-house on the 10th, where a large concourse of people were present. Services were held by J.A. Beutler, Henry Shaum and J.F. Funk from 2 Cor. 5:1. May the Lord comfort the sorrowing husband and friends.
DeGOLIER - On the 9th of March, at the residence of his brother-in-law, in Harrison twp., Elkhart Co., Ind., of paralysis, Talamage DeGolier, aged 32 years and 11 months. He was buried on the 11th at Shaum's Meeting-house. Services by J.S. Coffman and J.F. Funk, from 2 Cor. 5:1.
FETTERS - On the 8th of March, in Harrison twp., Elkhart Co., Ind., of a lingering disease, Peter Fetters, aged 69 years, 10 months and 10 days. Some weeks before his death, he realized the necessity of preparation for the prospective change and was baptized to the Brethren Church. He was buried on the 11th. Services by John Metzler and C. Nusbaum from Job 14:10.
BUCHWALTER - On the 1st of March, in Leacock twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., Benjamin Buchwalter, aged 42 years, 10 months and 9 days.
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