CULP. - On the 5th of July, near Nappanee, of inflammation of the bowels, Sarah, widow of Henry Culp, aged 67 years, 2 months and 9 days. July 1st, 1841, she was united in matrimony with Henry Culp, who died Feb. 5th 1875. This union was blessed with eleven children, six sons and five daughters, of whom three sons and five daughters are yet living. She was buried at Yellow Creek meeting house, where a large number of friends met to pay the last tribute of respect to the departed sister. Services by Noah Metzler.
SHUPE. - On the 6th of July, near New Dundee, Waterloo county, Ontario, Nancy, wife of Samuel S. Shupe, aged 76 years and 4 months. She leaves her husband and three children to mourn their loss. Her end was peace. Funeral services by Joseph Nahrgang and Pre. Masson.
RIEHL. - On the 10th of July, near East Lynne, Mo., at the residence of Jacob Schragen, Catharine Riehl. On the 11th she was buried, on which occasion Joseph Beiler and Peter Zimmerman preached each an earnest discourse.
WEAVER. - On the 10th of July, near Spring Creek, Rockingham county, Va., Solomon Weaver, aged 40 years, 5 months and 29 days. He was from his youth a consistent member of the Mennonite church. He leaves a widow and one child to mourn their loss. Buried at the Bank church on the 11th, services by A. Shank and Jacob Thomas.
HILDEBRAND. - On the 21st of July, near Dayton, Rockingham county, Va., Brother Simeon Hildebrand, aged 46 years and 29 days. He leaves a widow and six children to mourn his departure. He was buried at Weaver's church on the 23d in the presence of many sympathizing friends. services by John Geil and G. D. Heatwole.
MINNICH. - On the 21st of July, in Rockingham county, Va., by drowning, Smith Minnich, in his 16th year. The entire community was shocked on Sunday last at the sad news of the unexpected death of this lad. He was at the Bank church, and after preaching some one asked him to go along to the river to bathe. This was agreed to, and in a short time after they were seen going in the direction of what is known as the blue hole, in Dry river. Some time after, several young men chanced to pass that way, and saw a horse hitched, and Minnick's clothes near by. They called for him but no answer came, and after looking into the water they found his body there, which was promptly taken out, but life was extinct. The young man who accompanied him was not there. But after examining the surroundings it was found that the second horse had been hitched there, but why Minnich was left alone is not yet known, as he made no alarm. This affliction falls heavily on the widowed mother, who had prepared dinner for him, when she received the shocking news of his death. She has the warmest sympathies of the community in her grief. He was buried at the Bank church on the 22d. Services by I. M. Underwood. Another loud call to the young. Let us all remember the words of our Savior, when He said, "Be ye also ready, for in such an hour as ye think not, the Son of Man cometh.
SHANK. - On the 25th of June, in Adams county, Nebraska, William E., son of Benjamin and Anna Shank. Buried on the 26th at the Mennonite meeting-house where a large number of sympathizing friends met to pay their last respects. Services by J. Nice assisted by A. Shiffler, from Mark 1:13-16.
Transcribed by: Mary Teeter, Michigan
HORST. - On July 1, in East Earl, Lancaster county, Pa., of apoplexy, Barbara, widow of Jacob Horst, aged 78 years. She was long a member of the Mennonite church. She leaves four sons and four daughters, sixty-three grandchildren and forty-two great-grandchildren. She was buried in Zimmerman's graveyard.
FINCER. - On the 6th of July, while laboring under mental depression, Benjamin B. Fincer, aged 54 years, 2 months and 2 days. He was buried on the 8th. Services by P. D. Mishler, from Job 23:13,14, and Moses Yoder from James 1:26,27. He had recently moved with his family from Shanesville, Ohio, to Oregon. He was a man who had not an enemy in the world. He leaves a deeply sorrowing companion and nine children. His wife is a member of the Amish church, and he frequently in his insane condition told his wife that he would like to see the minister and make arrangements to be baptized and received into the church, stating that he had done wrong to let the matter stand so long. The family is nearly distracted over the sad circumstances by which he took his own life.
RIEHL. - On the 10th of July, in Ness county, Mo., of quick consumption, Catharine Riehl, aged 18 years, 3 months and 4 days. Her sickness was of only twenty-five days duration. She was an orphan and leaves several brothers and sisters and many friends to mourn her departure, yet they mourn not as those who have no hope. She accepted Christ and was baptized by Bro. J. Kenagy, bishop of the church. She was very patient and resigned to the will of God and gently fell asleep in death. While the dear sister had an opportunity left to make preparation for the great change, it is nevertheless a loud call to the young not to procrastinate the matter of salvation to the eleventh hour; for you know not if you may then yet obtain it, so that we would have to mourn as did David: "O my son Absalom! would God I had died for thee." Services were held by Joseph Beiler and Peter Zimmerman, from Isa. 40:1-11, and I Peter 1:23-25. (Reprint).
CULBERTSON. - On the 30th of July, in Wakarusa, Elkhart county, Indiana, of internal cancer, Anna, wife of James Culbertson and daughter of the late Pre. John Hartman, of Ashland county, Ohio, aged about 50 years. She was buried on the 2d of August at the Olive Mennonite church. Her funeral was very largely attended.
MUELLER. - On the 18th of July, near Congerville, Woodford county, Ill., of dropsy, Magdalena, wife of Jacob Mueller, aged 84 years, 1 month and 15 days. She was buried on the 20th. Services by John Stahly, M. Kinsinger and others, from Ps. 90 and I Cor. 15:37, 38. The deceased was a member of the Amish Mennonite church and leaves an aged husband in poor health to mourn her departure.
SCHWARTZENTRUBER. - On the 6th of July, near Springhill, Fulton county, Ohio, suddenly of apoplexy, Christian Schwartzentruber, aged *** years and 26 days. At 5 p.m. he was in his usual health and was assisting his son to unload hay by leading the horses that drew up the hay. In the evening, after the last load had been unloaded, he proceeded to put the horse into the stable. A few minutes afterwards he was found lying beside the horse helpless and speechless, and at 6 o,clock he was a corpse. He was a member of the Amish church and was loved not only by the members, but also by all who knew him, and especially by those in his own neighborhood. On the 8th his remains were consigned to the grave where many brethren and sisters and friends were assembled. He leaves his wife, five children and fourteen grandchildren to mourn his sudden death, yet not as those who have no hope. Services by D. Weise and Chr. Freyenberger in German and Chr. L. Stuckey in English, from I Pet. 1:22-25.
LEETS. - On the 8th of April, 1889, at her home on Big Ridge, Hardy county, West Virginia, Barbara, wife of Jacob Leets, Sr., aged 72 years, 5 months and 2 days. She was a model Christian. Her whole course of life was most exemplary; her doctrine pure, simple and faithful to her Savior. She bore all the burden of long years of trial and anguish with such a fortitude, meekness and endurance as none but redeemed souls can possess and command. She was an affectionate wife and a kind mother, and all will miss her kind words. Of her sixteen children eight - four sons and four daughters - and the father, and husband survive her. She was for fifteen years a shining light in the Mennonite church. In her affliction she often repeated the words, "Asleep in Jesus, blessed sleep, From which none ever wakes to weep," etc. Sleep on dear, sainted mother, until the resurrection morn when we shall meet again.
AUNGST. - July 21st, of cholera infantum, Elsie S., daughter of Phares S. and Salome Aungst, of Petersburg, Lancaster county, Pa., aged 11 months and 4 days. Funeral on the 23d. Text, Psalm 16:6. Buried at Petersburg meeting-house. The parents and their family were returning home from the west, where they had been living, when their child died en route.
MISHLER. - On the 17th of July, 1889, near Junction City, Lane county, Oregon, of consumption, Ida, daughter of Jacob and Mary Mishler, aged 19 years, 2 months and 26 days. Buried on the 19th at Junction City. Funeral service by Michael Bashor, from 2 Tim. 2:19. This text was chosen by the deceased a few weeks before her death. Three weeks before her death this young sister was baptized and united with the Amish Mennonite church. After she had been baptized she was fully resigned to the will of her Savior and often spoke words of comfort to her parents and brothers and sisters, telling them she would "Soon be at home over there. She said she would rather depart this life and be with Jesus than to get well, and in her last hours she insisted upon her brother and oldest sister's consent that they would not put off salvation any longer. This is a loud call for all young people.
MILLER. - July 16th, near Bainbridge, Lancaster county, Pa., Bro. David Miller, aged 83 years, 11 months and 13 days. Funeral on the 19th. Text, Isaiah 57:2. Buried at "Good's" meeting-house. A large congregation assembled to show their high regard for the deceased. Bro. Miller led an exemplary life. He left a wife with who he lived in matrimony about sixty years, and a large family to mourn his death. But they need not mourn as those who have no hope.
WEIDMAN. - July 27th near Manheim, Lancaster county, Pa., of consumption, Sister Fannie N., wife of Henry S. WEIDMAN, aged 37 years, 4 months and 15 days. Funeral on the 30th. Text, Matt. 11:28. Buried at Kauffman's meeting-house. A sorrowing husband and family followed the beloved mother to the grave. A large congregation assembled to show their respect to the deceased.
AUNGST. - On July 27th, in Petersburg, Lancaster Co., Pa., of Palsy, Bro. Samuel Aungst, aged 69 years, 10 months and 28 days. Funeral on the 30th. Text, Rev. 14:13. Buried in the cemetery near Petersburg. A large congregation assembled to sympathize with the bereft family. The deceased was a member of the "Old Brethren" church.
MAUST. - On the 20th of July, near Tub, Somerset Co., Pa., of cholera infantum, Minnie Mabel, daughter of Simon and Savilla Maust, aged 1 year and 27 days. Buried at the Folk meeting house on the 22d. Service by H. H. Blauch in German, and D. H. Bender in English from Luke 8:52.
LEETS. - At the residence of her father, on Big Ridge, Hardy Co., Va., on March the 11th, 1889, of paralysis of the heart, Marietta Leets, aged 44 years. In the midst of life death has been with us.
"Fair and pleasant yesterday,
Now a lonesome corpse I lie;
See how beauty fades away;
Oh prepare, prepare to die!"
JUTZI- On the 27th July, near Lesourdsville, Butler Co., Ohio, Eliza, widow of John Jutzi, aged 80 years, 5 months and 7 days. She was born in Baden, Germany, and baptized when fourteen years of age in the Mennonite church, of which she was a member at the time of her death. The family was blessed with ten children; two of whom died in Germany. Eight - three sons and five daughters, survive her. Funeral from her late residence on July 30th. Service by Pre. Ince of Middletown, Ohio, at the house in English, and Pre. Joseph Augsburger in the German language, from Rev. 13:14, at the Mennonite church near Trenton, Ohio, where she was buried in presence of a large congregation.
STUTZMAN. - On the 31st of May, near Milford, Seward Co., Neb., Sarah, daughter of Jeremiah and Lizzie Stutzman, aged 1 year, 3 months and 8 days. Buried in the Amish graveyard. Services by Joseph Gascho from Mark 10:13, and C. Zehr from Bureau Co., Ill., from I Cor. 15:34.
REDIGER. - On the 15th of June, near Milford, Seward Co., Nebraska, Preacher Jacob Rediger, aged 81 years, 11 months and 17 days. He was a laborer in the ministry for fifty-three years, and worked faithfully until the last six months of his mortal life. He seldom missed an appointment. He lived in matrimony 47 years and had 12 children, of which three, together with his wife, preceded him. Nine children, 42 grand children, and 1 great-grand child followed him to the grave. Services by Joseph Gascho and Joseph Schlezel from 2 Cor. 5:2 and Matt. 25:23. He was buried in the Mennonite graveyard.
ZOOK. - At the residence of John Kaufman, in Cass Co., Mo., June 17th, of the infirmities of age, John K. Zook, aged 69 years, 4 months and 21 days. He was born in Mifflin Co., Pa. He confessed Christ in his youth and was a member of the Amish church, in which he lived an exemplary life to his death. He was married on January 15, 1844, to Fannie King. Their posterity numbers 13 children and 22 grandchildren; six of the former and 19 of the latter survive him. Funeral services were held by Peter Zimmerman and J. C. Kenagy on the evening after his death, at the above-named residence, after which his remains were taken to Champaign County, Ohio, and placed by the side of his wife, who died there on the 24th of July, 1888. After her death he moved to Missouri, where all except one daughter and four grand children now reside.
This morning we are thinking, dear father,
Of grief that has come to our home;
How you left us in silence one morning,
You left us in sorrow and gloom.
Your life work is ended, dear father,
And you,re safe on the evergreen shore
Where the grief you so often have suffered,
Will never be felt any more.
We will bow in submission, dear mother
And say, "Let God's will be done;"
And meet you in that bright morning
When our race on earth is run.
We will wander to your grave, dear parents
And plant some sweet flowers there,
And try to be ready to meet you
In that land that is bright and fair.
LEINBACH - On the 27th of July, in Bowmansville, Lancaster Co., Pa., suddenly, Sister Mary Leinbach, aged 79 years, 8 months and 17 days. In the evening she complained of feeling unwell and the following morning not being seen by the neighbors, they went to the door and found it locked. They opened a window and entered. They found a corpse on the floor upstairs. She was never married. She was a member of the Mennonite church and was much loved by all who knew her. She was buried in the Bowmansville graveyard, followed by many relatives and friends. Services by Benjamin Horning, Henry Good and John Zimmerman, and Jonas Martin; the latter from Matt. 24:44.
MUMMA. - July 28th, in Landisville, Lancaster Co., Pa., of cholera infantum, Elizabeth B., youngest child of Samuel N. and Lizzie H. Mumma, aged 6 months and 12 days. Funeral on the 31st. Text: John 11:28. Buried at Landisville meeting-house. A solemn call for the parents.
Transcribed by: Mary Teeter, Michigan