BLOUGH. On the 22d of February, in Newberry Twp., LaGrange Co., Ind., of consumption, Brother Samuel Blough, aged 56 years, 11 months and 26 days. He was buried on the 24th, at Hostettler's grave-yard. Services by Eli Miller, J. J. Miller and Henry Weaver, from 2 Timothy 4: 6-8. The deceased was a member of the Amish Mennonite Church. His sufferings were long and sometimes very troublesome, but he bore them all with Christian forbearance. He leaves a sorrowing companion and four children who have the blessed assurance that he is now with saints on the other shore.
MARTIN. On the 5th of March, in Kent Co., Michigan, of bilious fever and liver complaint, Daniel Martin, aged _____. He was buried on the 9th at the Mennonite Church. He leaves a large family to mourn their loss. Services by Peter Keim and _____ Kinney.
Transcriber's Note: Both the age of the deceased and the first name of "Kinney" were left blank in the actual newsletter.
FATAL ACCIDENT. At the house of Aaron Zelner,
in Kent Co., Michigan, on Monday, the 2d of March, the two-year
old child of Louis Gill fell backward into a pail of boiling
suds, which was set on the floor. The child was quickly removed,
but was so badly scalded that it died on Tuesday morning. Friend
Gill and family were visiting at Bro. Zelner's, the grandparents
of the child. Services by Preachers Speicher and Kinney.
"Fond parents, calm the heaving breast,
The Savior called him home ;
Grieve not, your darling is at rest
Beyond this vale of gloom."
Transcriber's Note: Punctuation in above notice is as printed in newsletter.
PRINE. On the 28th of February, in Allen Co., Ohio, Henry Prine, aged 36 years, 8 months and 14 days. Services by C. B. Brenneman and H. Good.
NEWCOMER. On the 9th of March, in Hancock Co., Ohio, of inflammatory rheumatism, Jacob Newcomer, aged 66 years, 10 months and 15 days. Buried on the 11th. Services by C. B. Brenneman. He leaves a wife and three children to mourn their loss. Bro. Newcomer bore all his afflictions in Christian love and died in the bright hope of heaven.
LEAR. On the 21st of Feb., in Plumstead Twp., Bucks Co., Pa., suddenly, Joseph R. Lear, (undertaker), aged 47 years, 11 months and 16 days. He was buried at Deep Run on the 25th, where many were present. He leaves a widow, an only son, and aged parents to mourn their loss.
MEYERS. On the 12th of March, in Olive Twp., Elkhart
Co., Ind., of diphtheria, Amanda Jane, daughter
of Anthony and Hannah Meyers, aged 5 years and 9 days. Buried
at the Yellow Creek Meeting-house, on the 14th. Services by John
F. Funk from John 5 : 24, and D. Brenneman from Mark 5 : 39.
In Zion's peaceful court above,
Secure from every mortal care,
Is 'Manda Jane in arms of love,
"not lost, but gone before."
HIGH. On the 3d of March, in Bucks Co., Pa., Joseph, son of Abraham and Agnes High, aged 5 months and 5 days.
Weep not for me my parents dear,
Since I must go and leave you here,
Your hearts are sad and full of grief,
But Jesus gives you sweet relief.
SCHMUCKER. On the 13th of March, in Wayne Co., Ohio, of consumption, Anna, daughter of David J. and Sarah Schmucker, aged 20 years, 1 month and 28 days. The deceased was a faithful sister of the Amish Mennonite Church. She died in the full hope of a blessed immortality and had a desire to depart and be with Christ. She was buried on the 15th at the Amish Meeting-house, where a large number of people had assembled, upon which occasion funeral services were held in German by David Hostettler, from Rev. 20 : 6, and by J. K. Yoder from Phil. 1 : 19-21, and in English by D. Z. Yoder from 2 Peter 3 : 9-15.
RENNINGER. On the 25th of February, in Drecknock Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., Rebecca Renninger, aged 56 years, 5 months and 19 days. She was the widow of Isaac Renninger, who died nine years before. Two years ago she began to suffer with the asthma and finally died of dropsy and asthma. Three daughters and five sons survive her. A loving mother and kind neighbor has been taken from our midst.
WEAVER. On the 27th of February, in East Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., of consumption, Martha, wife of John M. Weaver. She was a member of the Mennonite Church. Bishop Eby and Benjamin Horning conducted the funeral services.
LAMBERT. On the 10th of March, in Shiremanstown, Cumberland Co., Pa., after years of suffering, Esther, wife of William Lambert, aged 55 years and 26 days. Sister Lambert bore her great suffering with Christian resignation. She had a desire to depart and be with Christ, yet was willing to abide God's time. She selected her funeral text Rev. 7 : 16, 17. She was buried at Slate Hill.
KENNEDY. On the 15th of February, in Howard Co., Ind., Barbara Idella, daughter of David and Malinda Kennedy, aged 4 years and 1 day. She was buried at Moses Mast's burying ground. On the 18th, Joseph Edwin, aged 5 years and 6 months. On the 19th, Nancy Emeline, aged 1 year, 10 months and some days. The last two were laid in one coffin, and on the 20th buried in Mast's burying-ground. These three were children of the same parents, and all died of scarlet fever. Services were held for the three at the same time by ________ Bowman in English, and Emanuel Mast in German. One child about seven years old is left to these much bereaved parents.
Transcriber's Note: The first name of "Bowman" was left blank in the actual newsletter.
MISHLER. On the 4th of March, in Howard Co., Indiana, of spinal disease, Jenetta, daughter of John and Sarah Mishler, aged 4 years, 2 months and 1 day. Buried at Moses Mast's burying-ground. Services by Emanuel Mast and Nobart Sproll. Text, 2 Sam. 21 : 22 and Psalm 78.
HOCHSTETLER. On the 16th of March, in Summit Twp., Somerset Co., Pa., Adam Hochstetler, aged 82 years, 10 months and 7 days. Funeral services by C. G. Lint from John 14 : 1-14. Adam Hochstetler became a member of the Amish Church in his early days. After he was 21 years of age he was married to Mary Miller who died some years ago.
GERTSER. On the 8th of March, near Wheatland, Hickory Co., Missouri, after 8 weeks of suffering of typhoid fever, Abraham Gertser, aged 27 years, 6 months and 11 days. He leaves a widowed mother, five brothers and one sister to mourn their loss. We have reason to believe that he has gone to that blessed land where he may wear the crown prepared for him and live forever. On the 9th his body was given to mother earth in the presence of many friends. Funeral services were held by P. S. Lehman and ________ Henry.
Transcriber's Note: The first name of "Henry" was left blank in the actual newletter.
SMOKER. On the 13th of March, in Wayne Co., Ohio, of consumption, Anna, daughter of David J. and Sarah Smoker, aged 20 years, 1 month and 28 days. Buried on the 15th at Oak Grove. Many friends assembled to sympathize with the bereft family. We have the hope that she had peace with her God. Services were held by David Hostetler and John K. Yoder in German, and David Z. Yoder in English.
"I'm going to live with the angels so fair,
I'll look for you, mother, and wait for you there,
Where tears do not flow and where death cannot come.
Together we'll dwell in that beautiful home."
SHERK. On the 4th of March, at Brunnersville, Lancaster Co., Pa., Bro. Jacob Sherk, aged 68 years, 2 months and 25 days. He was buried on the 7th at Hess's Meeting-house. He suffered several years with consumption and died in the faith, having the hope of a better life through Jesus. Text, 2 Cor. 5 : 1.
SWANK. On the 16th of March, in Johnstown, Cambria Co., Pa., Elizabeth, wife of Josiah Swank, aged 59 years, 2 months and 13 days. The corpse was removed to Davidsville on the 18th, and the burial took place there on the 19th. She was a daughter of Peter Livie, who is now in his 91st year. Services by Isaiah Burger, from Rev. 2 : 7.
MILLER. On the 13th of March, in German Twp., Holmes Co., Ohio, of consumption, Levi, son of Isaac S. and Fanny Miller, aged 18 years, 6 months and 19 days. He suffered severely, but bore it with patience. Toward the last he became concerned for the salvation of his soul, and desired to be baptized and received into the church. He was baptized the day before he died. After this he became fully composed in his mind, only expressing that he regretted that he caused his father so much trouble on account of his sickness, for which he could never repay him. His father tried to comfort him, saying that it was already paid, after which he seemed satisfied and died in peace. He was buried on the 15th in the Amish burying-ground at Walnut Creek. Services by David Bitschy and Fred. Mast.
KENDALL. On the 21st of March, on the town line, LaGrange Co., Ind., of typhoid pneumonia, Susan Kendall, aged 36 years, 7 months and 21 days. Buried on the 22d. Services by J. Hochstetler, Joseph Yoder of Michigan, and __________ Zimmerman of Kansas.
Transcriber's Note: The first name of "Zimmerman" was left blank in the actual newsletter.
YODER. On the 8th of March, in Newberry Twp., LaGrange Co., Ind., Florence, daughter of Jonathan and Mary Yoder, aged 1 month and 15 days. Buried on the 10th; services by D. J. Johns.
ROTH. In LaGrange Co., Ind., on the 10th of March, Mary, daughter of Nicholas and Polly Roth, aged 14 years, 2 months and 9 days. Buried at C. Miller's grave-yard on the 12th. Services were held by Jonas Troyer, from Mark 5 : 39--43, and D. J. Johns, from Isaiah 40 : 6-8.
ZOOK. On the 15th of March, in Elkhart Co., Ind., infant child of John and Lucinda Zook. Buried on the 16th; services by Eli S. Miller and D. J. Johns.
STAHLY. On the 18th of March, in Wakarusa, of the infirmities of old age, Israel Stahly, aged 91 years, 10 months and 15 days. He was buried on the 20th at the Lutheran Church in Harrison Twp.
Transcriber's Note: There was no mention in the actual newsletter of county or state in which the deceased died and was buried.
WISMER - On the 15th of March, near Sherman, Grayson Co., Texas, of lung and typhoid fever, Henry C. Wismer, aged 51 years, 6 months and 24 days.
BECK - On the 18th of March, in Steuben Co., Ind., of lung disease, Catharine, daughter of John and Nancy Beck, aged 3 years, 11 months and 26 days. She was buried on the 19th at the Mount Zion grave-yard; funeral services by Eli Stofer.
SHERK - On the 4th of March in Brunnerville, Lancaster Co., Pa., of consumption, Bro. Jacob Sherk, aged 68 years, 2 months and 25 days. Funeral on the 7th. Text, 2 Cor. 5:11. Buried at Hess' Meeting-house. A wife and one daughter followed him to the grave. Many friends assembled to show their respect for the deceased.
DILLINGER - On the 13th of March, near Sporting Hill, Lancaster Co., Pa., Andrew K., son of Bro. and Sister Henry Dillinger, aged 28 years, 11 months and 4 days. Funeral on the 16th. Text, Psalm 103:15-18. Buried at Sporting Hill grave-yard.
LEHMAN - On the 15th of March, near Risser's Meeting-house, Lancaster Co., Pa., of consumption, Jacob Lehman, aged 57 years, 3 months and 28 days. Funeral on the 19th. Text, Heb. 13:14. Buried in the family grave-yard.
FRANK - On the 17th of March, near New Haven, Lancaster Co., Pa., Sister Catharine Frank (widow), aged 72 years, 10 months and 15 days. Buried on the 20th. Text, Rom. 14:8. Buried at Hess' Meeting-house. Many friends assembled to pay their last tribute of respect.
AUGSPURGER - On the 14th of March, in Butler Co., Ohio, of a lingering disease, Catharine Augspurger (maiden name Schantz), aged 37 years and 7 days. She was buried on the 17th. She was born in Fulton Co., Ohio. Her husband's name was Nicholas Augspurger. She leaves a sorrowing husband and three children. She was a member of the Amish Mennonite Church. Funeral services by Peter Imboff in German, and J.S. in English, from 1 Peter 1:1-24.
STALTER - On the 31st of March, near Hopedale, Tazewell Co., Ill., of a lingering illness, Sister Barbara (Burkey), wife of Jacob N. Stalter, aged 61 years, 1 month and 12 days. The deceased was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite Church. She died in the full assurance of faith and was buried on the 1st of April, leaving a sorrowing husband, nine children and twenty-nine grandchildren. Three of the children died before her. Funeral services by Noah Augspurger, Daniel Grieser and Joseph Springer.
BEATCHEY - On the 18th of March, in Holmes Co., Ohio, Magdalena, daughter of Jonas and Elizabeth Beatchey, aged 2 years, 9 months and 20 days. Funeral services by Levi D. Miller, David Beatchey and Frederick Mast, from 2 Cor. 5:1-10 and 1 Peter 1:24, 25.
MILLER - On the 13th o March, in Holmes Co., Ohio, Levi, son of Isaac Miller, aged 18 years, 6 months and 9 days. He wished to make peace with God and be baptized. He died 24 hours afterward. Services by David Beatchey and Frederick Mast. Text:, 1 John 2:12 and 2 Peter 3:9-14.
MAST - On the 9th of March, in Howard Co., Ind., of scarlet and typhoid fever, Nora, daughter of J.D. and Amanda Mast, aged 6 years, 2 months and 2 days. She was buried on the 10th. Funeral services by Nobart Sproll and E. Mast; text, Matt. 18:1-5 and Rom 14:8, 9.
EBY - On the 27th of Feb., in Stephenson Co., Ill., Catharine, wife of Matthias Eby, aged 75 years, 3 months and 27 days. She had been suffering from a sore foot for some years, but was able to get around most of the time until about a week before her death, when she took a very bad cold with fever. She was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years. Buried March 1st in the presence of a large concourse of friends who assembled to pay the last tribute of respect. Funeral services by A. Snavely, A.L. Myers and E.M. Shellenberger. Peace to her ashes.
FRIESEN - On the 28th of March in Cottonwood Co., Minn., Preacher Peter Friesen, aged 72 years. He was buried on the 1st of April.
MUSSELMAN - On the 28th of March, in Montgomery Co., Pa., Anna (Moyer) Musselman, aged 92 years, 9 months and 6 days. Funeral services were held at the hold by Michael Moyer, and at the meeting-house by Josiah Clemmer, from John 9:4. "I must work, " &c. She bore her sufferings with great patience and constancy. She possessed her mind to the end. Peace to her ashes.
CULP - On the 28th of March, in Elkhart Co., Ind., Catharine Nettrouer, wife of Josiah Culp, aged 38 years, 6 months and 28 days. She leaves a husband and two children. Buried on the 30th at Yellow Creek meeting-house.
HEATWOLE - On the 20th of March, near Dale Enterprise,
Rockingham Co., Va., of typhoid pneumonia, Sister Lydia,
wife of Joseph Heatwole, aged 63 years and 8 months. The remains
were interred in Weaver's burying-ground, on the 22d, where services
were held by Abraham Burkholder, John Geil, and David H. Landis.
She was a highly respected member of the Mennonite Church for
many years, was faithful in her attendance at church and other
duties, and we have the greatest reason to hope that she died
in peace with God and all the world.
Yes sleep dear mother, take your rest, As Christ, our Savior, thought it best.
To take you home with him to dwell; Though we must bid a sad farewell.
We shall miss thee, mother dear, we know, At home, at church, where'er we go;
A vacant pew, a vacant chair, Remind us mother is not there.
Oft come to memory with words of love which mother spoke of rest above.
And told how we should faithful live, And our whole hearts to Jesus give.
Prepare us, Lord, to meet above, Where all is joy and perfect love,
That we may there forever dwell, And never bid a sad farewell.
WILDFANG - On the 1st of April, near Herspeler, in Waterloo Co., Ontario, Nancy, wife of Eli Wildfang, aged 64 years and 5 months. She was buried on the 4th at Wanners' Meeting-house. Services by J. Woolner in English, and J.B. Gingrich in German. Text, Job 19:25 and 2 Cor. 5:1.
MUMMA - On the 14th of March, in East Donegal Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa. Ellen, daughter of Jacob S. and Rebecca Mumma, aged 23 days. Text. Job 1:21.
FRICK - On the 27th of March, near Williamsville, Erie Co., N.Y., Christian Frick, aged 90 years, 11 months and 16 days. Buried at Eggertsville on the 29th. Funeral services by Jacob Hahn. Text, James 4:14. He was a member of the Mennonite Church.
WISLER - On the 31st of March, near Landisville, Lancaster
Co., Pa., John S. Wisler, aged 63 years, 11 months and
16 days. Services by John Greider, Jacob Brubacher and John Landis
from Rev. 20:6.
"Weep not for me, since 'tis in vain, in heaven, I hope, we'll meet again.
Where we can then together be, forever in eternity.
Transcribed by Cindy Wheeler, British Columbia