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Stauffer.-On the 22d of September, in Seward county, Nebraska, Barbara, wife of Joseph Stauffer, aged 65 years, 10 months and 5 days. Funeral services by Christian Rediger and Joseph Gascho.
Berkey.-On the 4th of September, in Conemaugh township, Somerset Co., Pa., of cancer, sister Sallie Berkey aged 40 years, 6 months, and 4 days. Funeral remarks were made by Jonas Blough, Samuel Gindlesperger and Cyrus Harshberger. Shortly before her death, Sister Berkey expressed herself as resigned to God and willing to die.
Weaver.-On the 4th of September, in Cambria county, Pa., of consumption, Maria, daughter of Daniel Weaver, aged 21 years, 3 months and 3 days. Funeral services by Jonas Blough, Samuel Gindlesperger, and Cyrus Harshberger. She was a member of the Mennonite Church.
Culp.-September 26th, in Allen Co., Ohio, of brain fever, Ellen Marillia, daughter of David and Nancy Culp, aged 8 years, 9 months and 15 days. Buried on the 28th in the Mennonite graveyard. Services by C. B. Brenneman, J. Shenk and H. Good.
Shenk.-September 4th, in Allen Co., Ohio, Jacob, son of Daniel and Rachel Shenk, aged 1 year, 10 months and 15 days. Buried on the 5th at the Mennonite graveyard. Services by C. B. Brenneman and H. Good.
Eby.-On the 11th of October, in Rapho township, Lancaster Co., Pa., Jonas Eby, aged 85 years, 6 months and 27 days. He was buried on Tuesday following; his funeral was very largely attended. Services were held by Ephraim Nissley, J. B. Landis, Peter Nissley and Christian Bomberger. He was beloved and highly respected by those who knew him. Peace to his ashes.
Hartman.-On the 13th of October, in Putnam Co., Ohio, of the infirmity of old age, Hannah Hartman, widow of Peter Hartman deceased; aged 74 years, 5 months and 19 days. She was a consistent member of the Mennonite Church for many years, her seat in the church was seldom vacant as long as she was able to attend services, and we hope our loss is her great gain. Funeral on the 15th. Services by George Brenneman, C. P. Steiner and John Moser. Text, Isaiah 57:2.
Hochstetter.-On the 13th of October, in Holmes Co., Ohio, of dropsy, Jonas Hochstetter, aged 64 years, 7 months and 11 days. Funeral services were held by David Miller and Samuel Miller. Brother Hochstetter leaves a widow and several children to mourn his departure. He was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite Church and a faithful laborer in the vineyard of the Lord. Peace to his ashes.
Miller.-On the 16th of August, in Holmes county, Ohio, of cancer, Preacher Noah Miller, aged 73 years. Funeral services were held by Moses Bitschi and Noah Miller. Brother Miller was a useful member of the Amish Mennonite Church and faithful laborer in the cause of Christ.
Moyer.-On the 20th of October, in Elkhart Co., Ind., of the infirmities of old age, Sister Catharine Moyer, aged 81 years, 10 months and 8 days. Sister Moyer's maiden name was Swartz. She was born in Bucks Co., Pa., Dec. 12th, 1803. She married Daniel Moyer, of Butler Co., Pa., and after living there with her husband for a time, they removed to Ashland Co., Ohio, and from there to Elkhart Co., Indiana. Bro. Moyer was a minister in the Mennonite Church, who, as many of our readers will remember was killed on the 21st of December, 1864, on the cars, in consequence of an accident caused by a switch being misplaced, at Osseo, Michigan, while on his way with two other brethren, to visit the Churches in Canada. Sister Moyer was a faithful and consistent member in the Church for many years. For more than two years she has been a severe sufferer being almost helpless. She often desired that the time of her departure might come, and that she might go to her rest, but an all-wise Father willed that she should continue patiently to suffer on a little longer, until in his own good time He should call her to rest. She leaves four sons to mourn the loss of a dear mother. She was buried at Shaum's Meeting-house on the 22d. Services were held by J. S. Coffman and John F. Funk, from Rev. 14:13.
Diehl.-On the 21st of October, in Spring Garden, York Co., Pa., of consumption, Levina, wife of Nicholas Diehl, and daughter of Rudolph Forry, aged 34 years 1 month and 14 days. Funeral services were conducted by David Witmer and Martin Wisler. Text, John 5:25.
Miller.-On the 14th of October, in Spring Garden, York Co., Pa., very suddenly of heart disease John Miller, aged 50 years, 8 months and 11 days. He leaves a wife and four sons to mourn his sudden departure. Services by Daniel Witmer and Martin Wisler. Text, Matt. 24:44.
Kling.-On the 25th of October, at the residence of his brother-in-law, Jacob Yoder, in Harrison township, Elkhart Co., Indiana, of dropsy and heart disease, John Kling, aged, as near as can be ascertained, 68 years, 3 months and 24 days. He was buried on the 27th at the Plain burying ground. Services were held by Amos Bechtel, Noah Metzler, and John F. Funk, from 2 Cor. 1. He leaves a number of children to mourn their loss. May the Lord sanctify this affliction to their eternal welfare.
Shaffner.-On the 26th of October, at the residence of her grandfather, Gabriel Pontius, in Elkhart, Elkhart county, Ind., of membranous croup, Frances Edna, only child of Frank (deceased) and Nancy Shaffner, aged 6 years, 2 months and 9 days. Frances Edna was tenderly loved by the grandparents as well as by the mother. The father having died some six years ago made the child only the more dear to the family, but Jesus loved her too, and kindly took her away from the temptations and trials of this vain world, to dwell with those who have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. The funeral was numerously attended, among the mourners was the aged great-grandmother Pontius, 92 years old, who is only waiting for the time when she shall be called to the brighter home above. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Wm. Lash, assisted by J. F. Funk. May this sad affliction be a means, by the grace of God, to bring us all nearer to the dear Savior.
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Beiler.-On the 17th of October, in Lancaster Co., Pa.,
of consumption, Lizzie, daughter of Benjamin and Mary Beiler,
aged 24 years, 4 months, and 19 days. Funeral services were held
by Daniel Esh, of Lancaster County, and Christian Beachy of Mifflin
County. Lizzie was a beloved sister in the Amish Mennonite Church
for eight years. We have reason to believe that she has gone to
be happy with her Savior. This young sister leaves many mourning
friends to sympathize with the bereaved parents, her five sisters
and one brother.
"Weep not for me, my parents dear,
Since I have gone and left you here;
With Jesus I shall happy be,
O parents, do not weep for me.
As God knows best, his name be blest,
He doeth all things well;
He took her to her heavenly rest,
With Christ above to dwell."
Shaub.-On the 15th of September, near New Providence, Lancaster Co., Pa., Rudolph, son of Henry M. Shaub, aged 9 years and 11 days. Buried at New Providence.
Kendig.-On the 15th of September, near New Providence, Lancaster Co., Pa., John Kendig, aged 67 years and 9 months.
Groff.-On the 21st of September, near New Providence, Lancaster Co., Pa., Simon Groff, aged 96 years, 5 months and 12 days. Bro. Groff was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held by Benjamin and Amos Herr.
Reese.-On the 23d of September, near New Providence, Lancaster Co., Pa., Simona, child of Henry E. Reese, aged 11 months and 3 days. Buried at New Providence.
Hickey.-On the 15th of October, near New Providence, Lancaster Co., Pa., Lillie E. Hickey, aged 25 years, 8 months and 28 days. Services by Amos Herr. Buried at New Providence.
Keene.-On the 22d of October, near New Providence, Lancaster Co., Pa., the wife of John H. Keene, aged 30 years, 6 months and 11 days. Services by Simon Graybill. Buried at New Providence.
Minnich.-On the 5th of September, in Landisville, Lancaster Co., Pa., Simon Valentine Minnich, infant of Mrs. Minnich (widow), aged 6 months and 20 days. Funeral on the 7th. Text, Psalm 16:6. Buried at Landisville Meeting-house.
Myers.-On the 25th of September, in Plumstead twp., Bucks Co., Pa., of palsy, Anna, wife of John S. Myers, aged 68 years, 8 months and 22 days. Buried at Deep Run Meeting-house. Services by John Gross and Samuel Gottshalk.
Latshaw.-On the 13th of October, in Boyerstown, Berks Co., Pa., of typhoid fever, Esther Latshaw, widow of Daniel Latshaw, deceased, of Chester Co., Pa., aged 80 years, 8 months and 3 days. Her maiden name was Hiestand. She was buried on the 18th, at Rhode's Mennonite Burying-ground, East Vincent, Chester County. Services by Andrew Mack and J. Conner.
Detweiler.-On the 21st of October, in Emmett Co., Michigan,
Aaron J., son of Christian and Susanna Detweiler,
aged 2 years, 6 months and 10 days. Funeral services were held
by Brother Phauber.
"Weep not for me my parents dear,
Since I must go and leave you here;
With Jesus I shall happy be,
O parents do not weep for me.
But dear, we miss thee every day,
As we our evening prayers say;
We sadly see the vacant chair,
Yet gladly know thou'rt heaven's heir."
Eshleman.-Margaret Salome, daughter of Joseph and Barbara Eshleman, aged 19 years and 1 month. She was buried on the 27th, at the Bremen Cemetery, in Marshall Co., Ind. The funeral sermon was preached in Burkholder's schoolhouse. She suffered for two or three years of a lingering disease of bronchial troubles. She did not expect to die, but to get better and then unite with the Church through baptism. She passed away without accomplishing the work she found necessary to a Christian life. "Now is the accepted time." Services by David Burkholder.
Culp.-On the 31st of October, in Harvey Co., Kansas, of typhoid fever, Mary, wife of Joseph Culp, aged 44 years, 7 months and 3 days. Services were held at the house of the deceased by Daniel Brundage and Jacob Holdeman. Sister Culp was born in Mahoning County, Ohio, and moved with her parents, Jacob and Mary Wisler, to Elkhart Co., Ind., where she married Joseph G. Culp. On the 5th day of March, 1884, the family moved to Harvey Co., Kansas, where she died. She was a devoted wife and mother.
Harshberger.-On the 31st of October, in German township, Holmes Co., Ohio, Emanuel Harshberger, aged 73 years, 7 months and 20 days. Services by Moses Beechy and Moses Miller. He was a respected member of the Amish Mennonite Church.
Blosser.-On the 28th of October, in Beaver Twp., Mahoning Co., Ohio, of old age and dropsy, Anna, widow of Peter Blosser, deceased, aged 87 years, 9 months and 26 days. Buried at Oberholtzer's, where funeral services were held by the brethren J. Weaver and ----Burkholder.
Landes.-On the 31st of October, in Spring Garden, York Co., Pa., Harry Landes, aged 76 years and 23 days. Interred at Witmer's Meeting-house. Funeral services by Christian Bomberger, David Witmer, and Martin Wisler. Text, Rev. 14:12, 13.
Ebersole.-On the 21st of October near Sterling, Ill., Anna, wife of Michael Ebersole, aged 64 years, 2 months and 6 days. Funeral services by Henry Nice and E. M. Shellenberger.
Neuenschwander.-On the 5th of November in Berne, Ind., of palsy, Christian Neuenschwander, aged 71 years, 10 months and 10 days. Funeral services were held by Leonard Suderman.
Kinsinger.-On the 19th of October, in Butler County, Ohio, Magdalena Kinsinger fell asleep in Jesus. She was the widow of Pre. Joseph Kinsinger who died in 1857. She leaves 9 children, 26 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren; 8 children and 8 grandchildren have gone before her to their eternal home. She had been affected many years with heart disease. She was a faithful wife, an exemplary mother, a kind friend and an earnest, devoted Christian. She taught her children the saying: "Do not disrespect thy friend and thy father's friend." She was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite Church and died in a blessed hope of eternal life. Peace to her ashes.