Herald of Truth Obituaries - May, 1886

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HERALD OF TRUTH, Vol. XXIII, Number 9, May 1, 1886

IN MEMORY OF JACOB SHOEF
Who died October 27th, 1885, by his son, J. W. Shoaf

And can it be that I must tell
That dearest father is gone;
Our father whom we loved so well?
It makes us feel so sad and lone.

They placed him in his shrouded bed,
And bore him to his resting place;
They laid him low among the dead,
And hid away his loving face.

Our father's labor now is done,
His weary soul has gone to rest;
His race is run, the victory won,
Safe gathered with the sleeping blest.

Within the circle of our home
Dear father now no more is found;
His seat is empty"there is gloom,
For he is missing all around.

"We shall sleep, but not forever
In the lone and silent grave;
Blessed be the Lord that taketh,
Blessed be the Lord that gave.

"In the bright, eternal city,
Death can never, never come;
In his own good time He,ll call us
To our rest " our home, sweet home.

"Dearest father, thou hast left us,
Here thy loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God that hath bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal.

"Yet again we hope to meet thee,
When the day of life is fled;
Then in heaven with joy to greet thee,
Where no farewell tear is shed."
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MOYER - On the 8th of April, in Waterloo county, Ont., of inflammation of the lungs, Esther, wife of Isaac H. Moyer, aged 43 years, 7 months and 11 days. She was buried on the 10th at Cressman's Meeting house near Breslau. Funeral services were held by Elias Weber and Jacob Woolner from Luke 17:20. 21 and 1 John 19:20.

MILLER - On the 21st of March, in Newton Co., Ind., Katie, oldest daughter of Joseph and Barbara Miller, aged 14 years and 10 months. She was buried on the 23d of March. Services were held by Isaac Tschubb and Valentine Hostetler.

HOSTETLER - On the ____ of Dec., 1885, in Newton Co., Ind., Bishop David Hostetler, of the Amish Mennonite Church. He was buried on the 1st of January, 1886. Funeral services were held by John Miller.

(Additional note: I have been completing a book on the Amish settlement that once was in Jasper and Newton Co., IN and have additional info on  David Hochstetler (usual spelling), the first ordained Bishop in Marshall Co., IN.  He moved to Newton Co., IN, where he was the first preacher in the Jasper and Newton County settlement.  He  died on Dec. "30", 1885, near Mt. Ayr.  His wife was Susanna Yoder and both are buried in the Miller Amish Cemetery in Newton Co. IN. -- Sharon Leichty, [email protected])

EBY - On the 31st of October, 1885, in Lancaster Co., Pa., of cramps, Veronica, widow of Christian Eby, aged 84 years. She leaves 5 children, 13 grand-children and all her brothers and sisters, 5 and 4 respectively: the oldest being 85 and the youngest 63.

SCHROCK - On the 24th of March, in Elkhart Co., Ind., very suddenly, Catharine, wife of Daniel D. Schrock, aged 23 years, 9 months and 7 days, She leaves a deeply bereaved husband and two small children, the last only two weeks old. The husband who was only a few rods from the house, only came in time to see her draw the few last breaths, and she passed away without a parting word. She was buried on the 26th. Funeral services by D. J. John from Matt. 24:44. This is a loud call, especially to those in the bloom of life.

BURKEY- On the 12th of Apr., near Milford, Seward Co., Neb., of consumption, Magdalena Burkey, aged 64 years, 5 months and 27 days. She leaves 5 children. She was a member of the Amish Mennonite Church and was buried in the graveyard. Funeral services were held by Joseph Gasho and ----- Shupp from 2 Tim 4:7, 8.

GASHO- On the 22d of March, near Milford, Seward Co., Neb., John Gasho, son of Joseph and Mary Gasho, aged 16 years, 6 months and 3 days. He was buried in the Amish Mennonite graveyard. Funeral services were held by Joseph Shlegel and Joseph Rediger from 1 Cor 15:22.

STUTZMAN - On the 20th of March, in Seward Co., Neb., Sarah, widow of Jacob Stutzman, of Walnut Creek, Holmes Co., Ohio, aged 84 years, 8 months and 15 days. She was a member of the Amish Mennonite Church, and was buried at their Meeting house on the 21st. She leaves 5 children, 59 grandchildren and 102 great grand-children. Funeral services were held by Joseph Shlegel and Joseph Rediger from John 11:23-27.

OVERHOLT - On the 6th of March, in Lincoln Co., Ont., of old age, Barbara, widow of Jacob Overholt, aged 77 years, 11 months and 20 days. She was buried at the Moyer Mennonite Church on the 8th. Services were held by A. K. Honsberger from 2 Tim. 4:6-8. She leaves two children to mourn the loss of a kind mother.

MICHNER - On the 9th of March, in Lincoln Co., Ont., of old age, Joseph Michner, aged 92 years, 5 months and 11 days. He was buried at the Mennonite Church on the mountain on the 13th. Services were held by A. K. Honsberger and ----- Row, from Rev. 14:13. He leaves an aged widow and a large family of children to mourn their loss but they need not mourn as those who have no hope.

LANTZ - On the 30th of March, in Allensville, Miffin Co., Pa., of erysipelas, Anna Lantz, aged 56 years, 1 month and 10 days. She was never married and lived a quiet and peaceful life. She was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite Church and was buried on the 1st of April. Funeral services were held by John Yoder and J. H. Byler from Rom. 14:8, 9.

PLANK - On the 11th of April, in Kishacoquillas Valley, Miffin Co., Pa., of inflammation of the brain, Amanda , wife of Jonathan D.. Plank, aged 20 years and 21 days. She came to this valley about four months ago from McLean Co., Ill., and some time afterwards was married to Plank. She was a member of the Amish Mennonite Church. Funeral was held on the 12th; services were held by John Hartzler and J. H. Byler from 1 Pet. 1:24, 25. A loud call to the young.

HIGH - On the 8th of April, in Louth Twp., Lincoln Co., Ont., of old age, Maria widow of Pre. Jacob High, aged 83 years, 6 months and ------ days. She was buried on the 11th at the Mennonite Church on the mountain. Services were held by Pre.---- Weng. She was a faithful sister in the Church and a friend to all. She leaves one brother but no children.

MOYER - On the 10th of April, in Clinton Twp., Lincoln Co.,Ont., of dropsy and heart disease, Barbara, wife of Joseph B. Moyer, aged 69 years and 8 months. She was the daughter of Isaac Wismer Sen. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church and a kind mother. She bore her sufferings with christian fortitude. She leaves a sorrowing husband and six children. She was buried on the12th. Services were held by A. K. Honsberger, from 1 Cor. 15:57.

TROYER - On the 6th of April, in Howard county, Ind., of palsy, Barbara, wife of Noah Troyer, aged 57 years, 9 months and 18 days. She was buried on the 7th in Moses Mast,s graveyard. Services were held by ____ Bowman and Andrew Troyer.

SHELLY- On the 7th of April, near Old Line, Lancaster Co., Pa., Sister Elizabeth Shelly, widow, aged 66 years, 4 months and 18 days. She was buried on the 11th in Shelly,s family graveyard, where many people were assembled. Funeral services were held from Isa. 38:1.

ASHENFELTER - On March 27th, near Chrisman, Rockingham Co., Va., of pneumonia, Bro. John Ashenfelter, aged 77 years and 10 months. He was buried on the 28th at the Mt. Clinton Mennonite Church. He leaves five children and twenty grandchildren to mourn their loss.

SWITZER - On April 7th, near Rushville, Rockingham, county, Va., of consumption and paralysis, Bro. Daniel Switzer, aged 64 years, 2 months and 18 days. He was buried on the 8th at the Bank Church. Funeral services by Daniel S. Heatwole, Gabriel D. Heatwole and Bish. Samuel Coffman; from Matt: 24:44. He was afflicted for many years, and bore his affliction with patience; and repeatedly expressed a desire to go home. He leaves a sorrowing widow, six children and many friends to mourn their loss.

DUTTER - On the 17th of March, in Waupecong, Miami Co., Ind., of mortification, George Dutter, aged 40 years, 9 months and 12 days. He had been ruptured for some time, which also caused his death. He was buried on the 18th, at the Zion burying ground. Services were held by Andrew Troyer from Ezek. 18:32.

KELLER - On the 6th of April, in St. Joseph county, Mich., Jessie, infant daughter of George and Dema Keller, aged 1 year, and 29 days. She was buried on the 8th in the Troyer School-house grave-yard. Funeral services were held by J. E. Crites from 2 Kings 4:26.
"She rests beneath her native earth,
And near the spot that gave her birth;
Her youthful feet trod flowers that bloom
In beauty o,er her early tomb.

"And oft we,ll lift the tearful eye,
To hear her calling from the sky.
O how could we her absence bear,
But that we hope to meet her there."

MILLER - On the 17th of April, in Lyon county, Kansas, John, son of Manasses and Rebecca Miller, aged 1 year and 5 days. Funeral services were held by J. J. Borntreger from 1 Pet. 1:21, 25.

BERGY - On the 27th of March, in Doylestown Twp., Bucks county, Pa., of consumption, Mary, wife of Abraham Bergy, aged 56 years, 6 months and 13 days. She bore her affliction with great patience, and was fully resigned to the will of God. She was buried on the 31st in the Doylestown grave-yard, followed by a large concourse of people. Funeral services were conducted by Joseph Detweiler, Henry Rosenberger and Henry Landis from Heb. 4:9, 10.

STEINER - On the 15th of April, in Richland Twp., Allen county, Ohio, John Steiner, aged 39 years, 3 months and 29 days. He was buried on the 17th in the Mennonite graveyard. Funeral services were held by C. P. Steiner and Benjamin Diller from 1 Cor. 15:21-23 and Phil. 3:8. He was sickly all his life and remained as a child.

MOYER - On the 27th of March, in Plumbstead Twp., Bucks county, Pa., of scarlet fever, Phoebe, daughter of Abel and Susanna Moyer, aged 4 years, ___ months and ___ days. This is the fifth child that was buried out of the family. She was buried on the 30th at Dublin. Services were held by ____ Seiple.

SUMMER - On the 17th of April, in Washington county, Maryland, Jacob Summer, aged 79 years, 10 months and 9 days. He was buried on the 19th in the family graveyard. Many relatives were present. Funeral services were held by M. Horst, D. Roth and Josiah Brewer. Bro. Summer was a consistent member of the church and was one of the oldest members of this church.

BITNER - On the 15th of April, near Churchtown, Cumberland county, Pa., Gracie S., daughter of Ellsworth and Annie Bitner, aged 1 year, 3 months and 11 days. She was buried on the 17th in the Churchtown graveyard.

HURSH - On the 16th of April, in the house of her brother-in-law, Adam Bulman, York county, Pa., Fanny Hursh, aged 79 years, 6 months and 16 days. She was buried on the 18th at the Mt. Pleasant Meeting-house. Many friends attended the funeral. Sister Hursh "kept the faith," and we believe that she received a crown.

BRUBAKER - On the 4th of April, in Delaware Twp., Juniata Co.,Pa., Henry Brubaker, aged 36 years, 9 months and 16 days. Buried in the Lost Creek Grave-yard. Funeral services by William Graybill. Text Rom. 4:6-8.

BENNER - On the 5th of April, near Mexico, Juniata county, Pa., of pneumonia, Thomas Benner, aged 65 years, 8 months and 20 days. Brother Benner was a consistent member of the Mennonite Church for many years. He leaves two sons and four daughters. Buried in the Lost Creek Grave-yard. Many friends met to pay their last respects. Funeral services by Jacob and William Graybill from Matt. 25:23.

HECKMAN - On the 12th of April, in Lost Creek Valley, Juniata county, Pa., Sarah Heckman, aged 53 years, 6 months and 25 days. She was buried in Lost Creek. Services were held by Jacob and William Graybill from Mark 13:33-37.

BENNER - On the 14th of April, near Thompsontown, Juniata Co., Pa., Amelia N. Benner aged 23 years, 3 months and 2 days. Her maiden name was Martin, formerly of Lancaster county. She was a member of the Mennonite Church and leaves a husband and three children. Buried in the Delaware grave-yard. Services by Jacob and William Graybill, Text, 1 Kings 1:2.

BARNES - On the 12th of April, in Bucks Co., Pa., Mary Ann, wife of John Barnes, aged 32 years, 3 months and 6 days. She was buried on the 15th in the Doylestown Mennonite grave-yard. Funeral services were held by Samuel Godshalk, A. Meyers and S. Gross.
"Dear companion, thou hast left us,
Here thy loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God that hath bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal."

ANGENY - On the 14th of April, in Bucks Co., Pa., Catharine, wife of William Angeny aged 68 years, 10 months and 20 days. She was buried on the 18th at the Deep Run Church. Services were held by S. Godshalk and S. Gross. Many friends were present at the burial.

HUNSPERGER - On the 14th of April in Bucks Co.,Pa., Elizabeth, widow of Abraham Hunsperger, aged 81 years, 5 months and 21 days. She was buried on the 17th at the Blooming Glen Church. Services were held by S. Godshalk.

HERSHEY - On the 1st of April, in York Co., Pa., Sister Maria, wife of Joseph Hershey, aged 67 years, 10 months and 9 days. She was buried at the Codorus Mennonite Church. Funeral services were conducted by Jacob Hostetter, Martin Wisler and S. L. Roth.

CANADAY - On the 16th of April, in ------ Co., Neb., of consumption, Mary, wife of Frank Canaday, and daughter of Isaac and Rebecca Loucks, aged 19 years, 2 months and 6 days. She was buried on the 18th.

ZIEGLER - On the 6th of April in ------ Co., Ohio, Joseph Ziegler, aged 37 years, 10 months and 5 days. He leaves a widow and seven children to mourn his loss. He was buried on the 9th at the Oak Grove Meeting-house. Services were held by David Hostetler, D. Z. Yoder and J. K. Yoder from Matt. 18:10, Tit. 2:11 and Rom 14:8-10. Many friends were at the funeral. Deceased was a member of the Amish Mennonite Church.

BACHMAN - On the 16th of April, in Philadelphia, of consumption, Mary, wife of Francis Bachman. She was buried on the 20th at the Hilltown Pa., Reformed Church.

Transcribed by: David W. Mann, Arizona

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HERALD OF TRUTH, Vol. XXIII, Number 10, May 15, 1886, pages 158, 159.

HALLMAN ­ On the 6th of May, near Manheim, Waterloo Co., Ont., ____, wife of John Hallman, at an advanced age. She was buried on the 9th at Latschar's Meeting-house near Manheim.

HAUTER ­ On the 25th of April, near Cullom, Livingston Co., Ills.,[sic] of hemorrhage, Jacob Hauter, aged 68 years and 8 months. He was buried on the 27th. Funeral services were held by Peter Hunsicker and John P. Schmitt from 1 Thess. 4: 13. The deceased brother leaves a sorrowing wife and 3 children.

REIST ­ On the 25th of April, near Kossuth, Waterloo Co., Ont., of cancer and dropsy, Magdalena, wife of Joseph Reist, aged 67 years, 4 months and 8 days. She leaves a bereaved husband and 4 children to mourn their loss. Funeral services were held by Jacob Woolner and Solomon Eby from 1 Cor. 15:55-57. She was a member of the Mennonite church and was buried in Wanner's graveyard.

FISCHER ­ On the 25th of April, in Hespeler, Ontario, Annie, wife of Christian Fischer. She was buried in the Hespeler graveyard. She was highly respected by all who knew her.

PETERS ­ On the 26th of March, in Fairbury, Jefferson Co., Neb., Bernhard, infant son of ____ and ____ Peters, whose death occurred on the 25th of January.

MILLER ­ On the 13th of April, near Bronson, Branch Co., Mich., of consumption, Abraham T. Miller, aged 71 years, 8 months and 16 days. He was buried in the Pretty Prairie graveyard, LaGrange Co., Ind. Funeral services were held by Christian Naffsinger and Peter Long, from Rev. 2:2. He leaves an aged widow and 6 children to mourn his departure.

BLYLY ­ On the 29th of April, in Locke, Elkhart Co., Ind., from a severe scalding ten days before her death, Ida, daughter of Fred and Mary Blyly, aged 1 year, 8 months and 3 days. Funeral services were held by P. J. Kauffman and N. J. Meyers.

TROYER ­ On the 25th of April, in Newberry Twp., LaGrange Co., Ind., ____, infant son of Jeremiah and Elizabeth Troyer, aged 1 month and 21 days. The mother died on the 18th of March. He was buried on the 26th in J. E. Borntreger's graveyard. Funeral services were held from Mark 10:13­16. Many people were present at the funeral.

MUMAW ­ On the 24th of April, after a lingering illness of nearly two years, George Mumaw, aged 68 years and 14 days. Buried on the 27th at the Longenecker Church Burying-ground when appropriate remarks were made by Michael Rohrer and Henry Kilmer from John 11:25. Bro Mumaw was a consistent member of the Mennonite Church over forty years and died in the hope of a blessed immortality. The deceased was born in Westmoreland county, Pa., April 10th, 1818, and emigrated to Holmes county, Ohio, in 1830, where he was a resident fifty-six years. He was married to Barbara Freed in 1840, by whom he had one son who died in infancy. His wife, Barbara, died at the same time. He was married to Catharine Brenneman, in 1843, by whom he had eight children, seven of whom are still living. He was a kind husband and father, whose departure is mourned by a large circle of friends and acquaintances.

PEIFER­ On the 26th of April, near Salunga, Lancaster Co., Pa., Martin B. Peifer, aged 67 years, 1 month and 21 days. Funeral on May 1st. Text, Isaiah 38:1. Buried in the family graveyard. A large congregation assembled to pay the last respect, and to sympathize with the bereft children.

TROYER ­ On the 1st of March, near Arthur, Moultrie Co., Ill., of diphtheria and croup, Mattie, daughter of Eli D. and Susanna Troyer, aged 8 years, 6 months and 23 days. Funeral services were held by Jonas J. Kauffman of Oregon from Mark 10:13­32. She was an obedient and dearly beloved child.

MILLER ­ On the 26th of April, in Hayes Twp., McPherson Co., Kan., Catharine, wife of Peter J. Miller, aged 35 years, 4 months and 5 days. She was buried on the 28th in the West Liberty graveyard. She was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite Church and leaves a sorrowing husband, 9 children and many friends to mourn their loss. Funeral services were held by John Zimmerman and D. K. Zook from 1 Cor. 15:___ and John 5:21­28.

MEYERS ­ On the 20th of April, in Putnam Co., Ohio, of old age, John Meyers, aged 93 years, 4 months and ___ days. He was buried the 22d in the presence of a large congregation. Services were held by H. H. Good, Eli Stofer and ____ Provont from 2 Cor. 5:1. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years.

GROFF ­ On the 27th of April in East Lampeter Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., Benjamin B. Groff, aged 59 years 5 months and 20 days. At his burial on the 30th, funeral services were conducted by I. Eby, J. F. Funk of Elkhart, Ind., and Amos Herr. He was a faithful brother in the Mennonite Church.

SHELLENBERGER ­ On the 1st of May, at the residence of Rudolph Forry, Spring Garden Twp., York Co., Pa., Lida Shellenberger, aged 77 years, 4 months and 21 days. She was buried on the 4th of May at Witmer's Meeting-house in Stay Brook.

RITTENHOUSE ­ On the 22d of April, in South Cayuga, Ont., of dyspepsia and other ailments, Christopher Rittenhouse, aged 73 years, 3 months and 28 days. He was buried on the 25th at the Mennonite Church in South Cayuga. Funeral services were held by Christian Gayman and Leonard Hoover from 2 Tim. 4:6­8. He leaves an aged widow and nine children to mourn his death, but they mourn not as those without hope.

ZIMMERMAN ­ On the 17th of September, 1885, near Shiremanstown, Cumberland Co., Pa., Susan Alice, aged 3 months and 22 days, and on the 23d of April, Mervin Franklin, aged 2 years and 1 month. The above named two were children of Bro. and Sister John Zimmerman. They were both interred at State Hill. Funeral services were held by J. M. Herr and J. K. Brubacher.

OTTO ­ On the 3d of May, near Arthur, Moultrie Co., Ill., of dropsy, Barbara, wife of Daniel Otto, aged 48 years and 10 days. She leaves a deeply bereaved husband and several children to mourn their great loss, but not as those who have no hope, for she said before her departure, that she was going home.

DILLER ­ On the 9th of April, near Scotland, Franklin county, Pa., of paralysis, Bro. Francis Diller, aged 60 years, 8 months and 5 days. He was buried on the 21st at the Chambersburg Church, where services were held by Philip H. Parret and Peter Wedel from 2 Cor. 5:1. The deceased was for a long time a member of the Mennonite Church and enjoyed a hope of that rest which remaineth for the people of God. He leaves a sorrowing widow and six children to mourn their loss.

RIFE ­ On the 25th of April, near Strasburg, Franklin county, Pa., of chills, Amanda, wife of Philip C. Rife, aged 26 years, 4 months and 4 days. She was a daughter of Bro. Isaac Coffman. Some time before her death she became anxious about her soul's salvation, but she found pardon, was received into the church by baptism, and from that time on she felt satisfied and died in a full hope of eternal life. Just before she died she said: "I don't want to stay any longer, I want to go home." She left a sorrowing husband and two children, one an infant nearly a week old. She was buried on the 27th at the Strasburg Church, followed to the grave by a large concourse of friends. Services were held by Philip H. Parret and Peter Wedel, from Matt. 24:44.

LONG ­ On the 26th of April, near Chambersburg, Franklin county, Pa., of cancer on the head. Bro. John N. Long, aged 59 years, 2 months and 7 days. He leaves a bereaved widow and two children to mourn their loss. Bro. Long was a consistent member of the Mennonite Church for many years. He bore his great affliction, which lasted nearly two years, with christian resignation, his constant joy being to have brethren and friends assemble to sing and pray with him. His prayer was for the Lord to take him home. In the last hours, he was asked by the writer if all was well. He said: "I am going home," and soon the spirit took its flight. He was a bright light and ever willing to lend a helping hand; the hungry always found him bountiful and he was beloved by all who knew him. Before he died he selected for his text, 2 Tim. 4:7, 8, and the hymns, "Jesus, lover of my soul," and "What is life? 'tis but a vapor." He was buried on the 28th at the Chambersburg Church, followed to the grave by a large concourse of friends and neighbors. Services were held by Peter Wedel, Daniel Roth and Philip H. Parret.

HIESTAND ­ On the 17th of April, near Mount Joy, Lancaster county, Pa., Sister Fannie M. Hiestand, wife of Abm. Hiestand, aged 47 years, 6 months and 13 days. She was buried on the 20th at Landisville Meeting house. Text, Acts 16:30. A large congregation assembled to show their respect.

NISSLEY ­ On the 19th of April, near Bender's Mill, Lancaster county, Pa., of diphtheria, John S. Nissly, son of Jacob G. Nissly, aged 18 years, 2 months and 21 days. Funeral text, Rev. 3:19, 20. He was buried on the 21st at Landisville Meeting-house. A large congregation assembled to sympathize with the bereft family. A loud call and solemn warning to the young.

SNYDER ­ On the 21st of April, in Florin, Lancaster county, Pa., Bro. Jacob L. Snyder, aged 71 years, 8 months and 20 days. Funeral on the 24th. Text, Rev. 21:6­7. A large congregation assembled to show their love for the beloved brother. Bro. Snyder was a faithful christian.

GINGERICH ­ On the 25th of April, near, Water House, Lebanon county, Pa., of dropsy, Bro. Joseph Gingrich, aged 58 years, 7 months and 24 days. He was buried on 29th at Water House Meeting-house. Text, 1 Thess. 4:13­18. A sorrowing family and many friends followed the remains to the grave. The beloved brother was an ornament to the church. Peace to his ashes.

RULE ­ On the 6th of May, in Harrison Twp., Elkhart county, Ind., of a lingering disease, Lucy, only daughter of George and Lena Rule, aged 1 year, 3 months and 22 days. Buried on the 8th at Yellow Creek. Services were held by John F. Funk and Pre. Lear. May God comfort the hearts of the sorrowing parents with the thought that their dear child has gone to be with Jesus, who said, "Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come to me."

KILMER ­ On the 6th of May, near Wakarusa, Elkhart county, Ind., suddenly, Bro. Philip Kilmer, aged 77 years, 8 months and 27 days. He had been in somewhat feeble health, but had risen as usual in the morning, and went to attend to some little work in the field, and was soon afterwards found in the lane, near where his son-in-law was plowing, lying on the ground dead. He was buried on Sunday, the 9th, at Shaum's Meeting-house, where services were held by John F. Funk and Henry Shaum from Matt. 25:13, and I Thess. 4:13­18. His funeral was largely attended. He was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years, and we trust our loss is his eternal gain. He was the father of ten children, six of whom survive him. He leaves also fifteen grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Transcribed by: Mona M. Mann, Arizona


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