ONE LESS AT HOME.
IN MEMORY OF ANNA CULBERTSON.
One less at home!
The charmed circle broken; a dear face
Missed, day by day from its accustomed place;
But, cleansed and saved and perfected by grace,
One more in heaven!
One less at home!
One voice of welcomed hushed, and evermore
One farewell word unspoken; on the shore
Where parting comes not, one soul landed more,
One more in heaven!
One less at home!
A sense of loss that meets us at the gate;
Within, a place unfilled and desolate;
And far away, our coming to await,
One more in heaven!
One less at home!
Chill as the earth born mist the thought would rise,
And wrap our footsteps round, and dim our eyes;
But the bright sunbeam darteth from the skies-
One more in heaven!
One less at home!
This is not home where, cramped in earthly mould,
Our sight of Christ is dim, our love is cold;
But there, where face to face we shall behold,
Is home and heaven!
One less on earth!
Its pain, its sorrow, and its toil to share;
One less the pilgrim's daily cross to bear;
One more the crown of ransomed souls to wear,
At home in heaven!
One more in heaven!
Another thought to brighten cloudy days,
Another theme for thankfulness and praise,
Another link on high our souls to raise
To home and heaven!
One more at home-
That home where separation cannot be,
That home where none are missing eternally!
Lord Jesus, grant us all a place with thee,
At home in heaven!
BY A. B. YODER,
In memory of Elizabeth, wife of Henry B.
Yoder, Wakarusa, Indiana, who died
December 24th, 1889.
Farewell, mother, farewell dear,
For thou hast gone and left us here;
Thou hast gone to courts above,
There waiting 'round the throne of love.
When we look with tearful eyes,
To thy bright home beyond the skies,
There to meet thee is our prayer,
Among the angels bright and fair.
Not as thou wast here below,
So full of suffering, pain and woe,
But from these forever free,
How happy thou wilt ever be!
Farewell, mother, fare-thee-well,
May we, where thou art, also dwell;
Surely thou wilt welcome all
Who knew thee here, who heed God's call.
Once we sleep where thou hast slept
Our souls may wonder why we wept;
Then we'll know, by God's love taught
That heaven is all and earth is naught.
Here we weep a while in pain,
Bur sunshine follows clouds and rain;
Death may thus cast shade and gloom
But glory shines beyond the tomb.
FUNK.-On the 4th of Feb., at the residence of her son-in-law, H. W. Gross, in Doylestown, Bucks county, Pa., of dropsy, Susanna, widow of Jacob Funk, and mother of the editor of this paper, aged 87 years, 10 months and 11 days. She united with the Mennonite church when about eighteen years of age, and remained a faithful member to the time of her death. She always felt a deep interest in the welfare of her children, and her constant pray we was that they might be faithful followers of Jesus. During the last years of her life she spent much of her time in reading the Bible and religious books and papers, and in devotional exercises. She seldom if ever retired without reading a portion of the Scripture and prayer. During a number of years past her hearing was so impaired, that she could no longer understand the usual church services. This however did not keep her away from meeting. She attended regularly unless prevented by sickness or other causes, though she could not nnderstand a single word. During her sickness of about 8 weeks, she was much engaged in prayer and often repeated the words of Jesus (Jn 14:19) "Because I live, ye shall live also." Also the words of Paul (Phil. 1:23): I have a desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better." During the last day of her life she was much engaged in prayer, and repeated many passages of Scripture and verses from the hymn book. About eleven o'clock, on the day of her death, her eye-sight suddenly failed, and she complained of it being dark and desired to have a lamp lighted. After six o'clock in the evening she was silent, and it was apparent the end was nigh. At 10 she calmly fell asleep. She was buried on the 10th at Line Lexington. Services were held at the house by Samuel Gross from Heb. 4:9, and Isaac Myers from the passage Jn. 14:19, the last part of which she had repeated, and which seemed to have been a great comfort to her. At the meeting-house the services were conducted by John Walter and Josiah Clemmer from Rev. 14:13.
Transcriber's note (nnderstand) as in the original.
SCHWARTZ.-On the 19th of January, near Morwood, Montgomery county, Pa., very suddenly of croup, Minnie, daughter of Irwin and Sarah Schwartz, aged 9 months and 19 days. Buried at Indian Field Lutheran Church. Services were held at the house by Abel Horning, and at the church-house by preacher Waltzan. Text, Rom. 12;12.
RITTENHOUSE.-On the 18th of January, near Franconia Square, Montgomery county, Pa, of paralysis and influenza, Mary, maiden name Reiff, widow for 20 years of John Rittenhouse deceased, aged 61 years, 11 months and 25 days. Buried at Franconia Meeting-house. Services were held at the house by Josiah Clemmer, and at the meeting-house by Michael Moyer.
DELP.-On the 23d of January, near Blooming Glen, Buck county, Pa., of diabetes and influenza, G. Delp, aged 47 years, 1 month and 14 days. Buried at Blooming Glen Meeting-house. Services were held by Abel Horning and Abraham Moyer. Text Psalm 25:17, 18; Isaiah 3:10.
DERSTEIN.-At Stellersville, Bucks county, Pa., the wife of William Derstein died on the 8th of January one year ago, leaving the husband with four children; recently the children all died of measles, influenza and croup, within nine days of each other. Katie on the 24th of January, aged 10 years, 9 months and 20 days. She was buried on the 28th at Rockhill meeting-house. Services were held by Samuel Detweiler at the house, and Abel Horning at the church-house. Text, John 16:22. Tyson and Menno on the morning of January 31st one hour apart, Tyson aged 7 years, 11 months and 17 days; Menno aged 5 years and 7 months. Anna on the 1st of February, aged 2 years, 3 months and 14 days. buried on the 3d of February at Rockhill, all three in one grave but each in a separate coffin; on which sorrowing occasion Abel Horning and Michael Moyer spoke to a large audience of sympathizing friends. Text, Psalm 90:5, 6. This is indeed one of the most deeply bereaved husbands and fathers whose loss of friends we have been called upon to publish.
Transcriber's note: (buried) was not capitalized in the original.
BERGE.-On the 2d of February, near Telford, Pa., of consumption, Caroline Berge, aged 65 years, 5 months and 1 day. Buried at Rockhill. Services were held at the house by Samuel Detweiler, and at the church-house by Abel Horning. Text, Rom. 12:12.
KEELER.-In Philadelphia, on the 3d of February, of consumption and influenza, Geo. W. Keeler, aged 40 years, 6 months and 24 days. Buried at Indian Hill. Services were held by Abel Horning and Jacob Kehm.
SHAUM.-On the21st of February, in Wakarusa, Ind., of
influenza and lung fever, Rufus, son of Leander and Catharine
Shaum, aged 7 months and 15 days. Services were held at Olive
church by George Lambert and John S. Coffman.
"Go to thy rest, fair child,
Go to thy dreamless bed,
While yet so gentle, so undefiled,
With blessings on thy head."
SHENK.-On the 19th of February, in Allen county, Ohio, of consumption, Rachel, wife of Daniel Shenk, aged 38 years, 1 month and 3 days. She was a daughter of Andrew and Jane Stemen. She was married to her surviving husband Dec. 9th 1875, and leaves four children, who with her sorrowing husband, her aged parents and ten brothers and sisters, sincerely mourn her early death; but they mourn not as those who have no hope. She was in declining health for several years, and toward the close of her life she manifested a strong attachment to her family and it seemed as though she could not give up to part with; but after a time the Lord gave her grace so that she could fully resign herself to His will who doeth all things well. When her husband expressed to her his anxious concern for her future welfare she looked him calmly in the face and said: "I have no fear." At another time she said she had long tried to serve the Lord, yet realized that she had made many mistakes but felt that God had forgiven her. She also expressed much concern for the spiritual welfare of her brothers and sisters. The day before her death she called her children to her bedside and told them she would soon have to leave them and that she was going to be with Jesus and little Jakie (a little son who had died), and how a few nights before she had seen Jesus and many other with him. She then admonished them to be good children so they could meet her in the good world. She also expressed a wish that her husband would keep them together with him and take good care of them and keep them dressed plain. When she found that death was at hand she bade farewell to her husband, children, and friends who were present extending her hand to each one. A little before she died her oldest sister asked her of she wanted water; she replied; no, I shall soon drink better water." She was a member of the Mennonite Church upward of twenty years. She was buried on the 21st at the Salem bury-ground where a large number of friends and relatives attended her funeral. Services were conducted J. F. Funk of Elkhart, Ind. from Jn. 14:1-3.
GINGERICH.-On the 4th of February, 1890 in Wellesley, Waterloo county, Ontario, Bro. Jacob L. Gingerich of Stanley, Huron county, Ontario, aged 56 years. The deceased was visiting friends in the vicinity of the above place, when he contracted a severe cold which developed into inflammation of the lungs which confined him to bed, at his brother-in-law John Brenneman's and after 8 days of severe suffering he sank peacefully to rest in Jesus. On the 5th his remains were conveyed to his home. It was a sad message to his 9 children that the lifeless body of their father was coming to the home which he, in company with the mother, had so recently left. He was a faithful brother in the Amish Mennonite church and was a reader of the HERALD for many years. Ten years ago he was ordained a deacon, in which office he ministered until death, and although he suffered many trials he sought only the welfare of his fellow-beings. And endeavored to lead them Zion-ward. His remains were followed to the burial place in the Amish Mennonite graveyard by a large concourse of relatives and friends to mourn his death and sympathize with the bereaved family, yet we feel assured that our dear brother has passed from earth to the brighter joys beyond. God bless and comfort the dear Sister and family in their loss, and grant that they may all make their calling and election sure and meet their beloved father in heaven.
PLETCHER.-On the 3d of February, in Elkhart county, Ind., Henry Pletcher aged 44 years, 1 month and 6 days. He leaves a wife and five children to mourn his death.
SCHROCK.-On the 5th of January, 1890, in Elkhart county, Ind., of scarlet fever and croup, Noble, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Schrock, aged 3 years and 9 months. He was buried on the 6th at Forest Grove. Services by A. A. Cober, from John 14:1. Little Noble was an unusually bright and intelligent boy, and his early departure falls heavily upon the sorrowing parents; yet they have the assurance of the word of God that for Noble it was only a transition from the joys and cares of earth to the endless joys and immortal bliss of heaven.
A precious one from us has gone,
A voice we loved is stilled;
A place is vacant in our home
Which never can be filled.
God in his wisdom hath recalled
The boon his love had given;
And though the body moulders here,
The soul is safe in heaven.
Why should we therefore grieve or mourn
Since he is safe at rest?
O, let us live that we at last
May join him with the blest.
KAUFFMAN.-On the 23d of January, in Conemaugh Twp., Somerset county, Pa., of dropsy, Anna, wife of John Kauffman, aged 57 years, 8 months and 15 days. She was buried on the 25th in Levi Weaver's graveyard. Services by Samuel Zimmerman and Emanuel and Jonas Blough, from Phil. 1:21. She was a beloved mother and leaves four sons and two daughters to mourn with the father the loss of one near and dear to them, yet they have the assurance that she is at rest. Three children preceded her. Her place at church was seldom vacant.
MILLER.-On the 19th of February, 1890, in Holmes county, Ohio, of catarrh and lung fever, Virgie Jane, daughter of C. J. and Lizzie Miller, aged 10 months and 24 days. She was buried at the Walnut Creek meeting house. Services by J. A. Miller.
"Weep not for me, my parents dear
Since I must go and leave you here;
With Jesus I shall I happy be,
O parents, do not weep for me."
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.
STEHMAN.-January 30th near Junction, Lancaster county, Pa., Bro. John Stehman, aged 79 years, 8 months and 26 days. Funeral on February 2d. Text, 2 Tim. 1:11, 12. Buried at Kauffman's meeting house. A large congregation assembled. Bro. Stehman was a quiet and faithful member of the Old Mennonite church. A wife and two sons mourn his departure.
EBERLY.-January 31st, near Shiremanstown, Cumberland county, Pa., Bro. Samuel Eberly, aged 69 years, 3 months and 9 days. Funeral on February 3d. Text, 1 Thess. 4:13-18. Buried in "Eberly's" graveyard. Many people assembled to pay their tribute of respect to the beloved brother. He was a useful man and an ornament to the church. One son and seven daughters followed his remains to his grave. Peace to his ashes.
HERSHEY.-February 7th, on Sporting Hill, Lancaster county, Pa., John H. Hershey, aged 70 years and 22 days. Funeral on the 11th. Text, Isaiah 38:1. Buried in Sporting Hill graveyard. A goodly number of friends and neighbors assembled to sympathize with the bereft family.
DENLINGER.-On the 10th of February, 1890, in Leacock township, Lancaster county, Pa., Bro. Benjamin B. Denlinger, aged 39 years, 6 months and 29 days. Buried on the 12th, in Mellinger's burying ground. Services at the house in the forenoon and at Mellinger's meeting house in the afternoon by Pre. John L. Landis in German and Bish. Isaac Eby in English. Text at the house, Psa. 72:18, latter clause; at the meeting house, Lam. 3:31-33. Bro. Denlinger was a consistent member of the church and loved and respected by all, which was manifested by the large attendance at his funeral. He had live about 9 years at Kinzer station. Last spring he and his family moved to Leacock township about one mile east of Bird-in-hand on a farm which he had purchased the fall before. But alas! How short the time, that he lived in the new home. About two weeks before his death he was taken sick with la grippe, after being a little better took a relapse and it affected his nerves, and the last week he suffered dreadful pain, so great that he oftentimes was very delirious, but when consciousness returned he always expressed a bright hope for the future telling those around him not to weep for him when he was gone, as he felt that he was going home. He spoke many words of warning to the unconverted. We hope and have reason to believe that his words that were spoken on his dying bed, and the sufferings that he passed through have been the means of awakening some to a lively sense of their duty. He leaves a sorrowing wife and five little girls to mourn the loss of one that was near and dear unto them. The dear sister and four of her little girls were sick the day of the funeral and could not follow the remains to the grave. It was a very sad and sorrowful funeral. Our sorrowing sister has the sympathy of the whole community.
HESS.-February 17th, in Lititz, Lancaster county, Pa., of catarrhal fever, Bro. John B. Hess aged 27 years, 3 months and 22 days. Funeral on the 20th. Text, Rom. 6:7. Buried at Hess' meeting house. A deeply afflicted wife, an only child, and a large assembly of friends followed his remains to the grave. Bro. Hess united with the church last spring and was a faithful follower of Christ. In his severe sickness he was patient, strong in faith, rejoicing in hope, and fully consigned to the will of the Lord. May the good Lord comfort the bereft family.
LEHMAN.-On the 21st of January 1890, near Chambersburg, Franklin county, Pa., of old age, Sister Elizabeth Lehman aged 91 years, 5 months and 5 days. She was buried in the old family graveyard. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite church from her youth being sixteen years old when she made her peace with God and united with the church. She was the last of the family. Services by P. H. Parret in English and Peter Wadle and Samuel Lehman in German, from Rev. 14:12, 13.
"Her soul has how taken its flight
To mansions of glory above,
To mingle with angels of light,
And dwell in the kingdom of love.
HOOLEY.-February 1st, in Brown township, Mifflin county, Pa., after much suffering, John D. Hooley, aged 66 years, 10 months and 7 days. He wished for his end and died in the hope of a blessed immortality. Funeral services on the 3d by Samuel W. Peachey and John Peachey.
HARTMAN.--On the 12th of February, in Elkhart county, Ind., Mary, widow of Valentine Hartman dec'd, aged 75 years, 11 months and 1 day. Her descendants are eight children and thirty grandchildren. She was buried at Yellow Creek. Services were held by Henry Shaum, Amos Mumaw and David Burkholder.
ROTHGEB.-February 1st, in Mahoning county, Ohio, of la grippe, Peter F. Rothgeb, aged 32 years, 4 months and 15 days. Funeral held in the Union church North of Canfield, where services were conducted by J. M. Kendig.
LECHLITNER.-On the 10th of February, 1890, near Bremen, Marshall county, Indiana, very suddenly, of paralysis of the heart, John Lechlitner, aged 58 years, 11 months and 20 days. He was buried at the Yellow Creek church, where services were held by Jonas Loucks and Amos Mumaw, from Matt. 24:44. He leaves a wife, three children and three grandchildren to mourn his departure.
LANTZ.-On the 3d of February, at Haw Patch, LaGrange county, Ind., of lung fever, David Lantz, aged 54 years, 3 months and 27 days by Isaac Smucker and J. Kurtz. Bro. Lantz was a member of the church for about 35 years. He leaves a companion and six children to sorrow for his departure, but they mourn not as those who have no hope. May they so live that they may meet him in a better life than this.
MILLER.-On the 14th of February, in Johnson county, Iowa, of la grippe, terminating in lung fever, Jonas M. Miller, age 40 years, 4 months and 5 days. Funeral services by Christian Werey. Brother Miller was a much esteemed member of the Amish Mennonite church. He leaves a widow and 3 children. Eight months ago his mother-in-law died. He then said he would be the next one to die out of the family. Two weeks before his death his father-in-law took sick and thought he would die, but the son-in-law still insisted that he would die first, and his words proved true. He was sick but 8 days. He expressed himself willing to die if it was the Lord's will.
GODSHALL.-On the 28th of November, in Medina county, Ohio, Catharine Godshall, aged 69 years, 9 months and 17 days. Funeral services were held by I. Good and P. Beary. Text, Rev. 22:14.
ALLGYER.-On the 5th of February, in Champaign county, Ohio, of 3 days' suffering of la grippe, Sarah A., wife of David N. Allgyer, aged 36 years, 8 months and 1 day. Funeral services were held at Oak Grove church, by Jonas C. Yoder of Huntsville and Preacher Gerber of West Liberty, from John 5:25-28.
SUMMY.-On the 22d of January, near Shipshewana, LaGrange county, Ind., of drowning, John Summy, aged about 56 years. Buried on the 28th, in Kitlis' burying ground. He was walking on the ice on Shipshewana Lake, and came to thin ice which broke and he went down to his death without having professed faith in Christ as a Savior.
WEK.-On the 8th of February, in Richland township, Cambria county, Pa., John Wek, aged 76 years, 11 months and 21 days. Buried at the Weaver church. Services by Jonas Blough.
ESHLEMAN.-On the 4th of February on North Potomac street, Hagerstown, Md., of inflammation of the bowels, Sister Martha, wife of Peter R. Eshleman, aged 50 years, 10 months and 8 days. She was a consistent member of the Mennonite church for many years. Buried on the 6th of February, at Miller's church, followed by many friends. Services by Adam and Henry Baer, from Heb. 9:27, 28. The following hymn and chorus was sung by her during her suffering:
"O land of rest, for thee I sigh;
When will the moment come,
When I shall lay my armor by,
And dwell in peace at home.
O this is not my home,
No, this is not my home;
This world's a wilderness of woe,
This world is not my home."
DIRSTINE.-On the 6th of January, in Hilltown, Bucks county, Pa., of measles and croup, Flora, daughter of John and Catharine Dirstine, aged 3 years, 2 months and 29 days. Buried at Rockhill. Services were held at the house by Abel Horning, and at the church-house by Christian B. Allebach. Text, Isaiah 40:10.
SWARTLEY.-On the 17th of January, in Franconia township, Montgomery county, Pa., of typhoid fever, of which he suffered only ten days, John D., son of Tobias and Margaret Swartley, aged 19 years, 9 months and 26 days. A loud call to the young. Buried at Franconia. Services were held at the house by Josiah Clemmer, and atthe church-house by Michael Moyer. Text, Psalm 103:15-17.
GODSHALL.-On the 29th of December, in Telford, Bucks county, Pa., of measles and croup, Lizzie R. Godshall, aged 1 year and 11 days. Buried at Franconia. Funeral services were held at the house by Josiah Clemmer, and at the church-house by Abel Horning. Text, Luke 8:52.
OBERHOLSER.-On the 31st of December, in Telford, Bucks county, Pa., of dropsy and old age, Mary Oberholser, maiden name Wismer, aged 88 years and 16 days. Buried at the Indian Creek Reformed church. Services were held at the house by Abel Horning, and at the church-house by Preacher Kehm. Text, Psalm 38:18.
Transcribed by Carolyn Hunnicutt, Indiana
ASCHLIMAN*.-On the 26th of December 1889, near Stryker, Ohio, Barbara Aschliman, aged 73 years, 11 months and 28 days. She was blind, and was a sufferer for 13 years. On the morning of her last day on earth she seemed as usual; she got up and ate her breakfast and was then led out on the porch by her daughter, who then went away a few steps to help her brother. He looked back and saw his mother sinking down. He ran to her side to help her up, saying, "Good-by mother." They laid her on a bed, but the spark of life had fled. To the friends who had come to help her children at slaughtering she expressed her joy that her son Peter was coming on a visit from Davis county, Ind. He came the same evening, only to see the mortal remains of his beloved mother. She was a widow for 20 years and 16 days, and leaves 6 children and many friends to mourn their loss. She was a member of the Amish Mennonite church and was buried on the 29th in the Lockport burying ground. Services by Chr. Stuckey and Chr. Freyenberger from 2 Peter 3.
*Originally listed as "ESHLEMAN"
BEILER.-On the 3d of January, near Belleville, Mifflin country, Pa., of consumption, Lizzie, daughter of Samuel L. Beiler, aged 16 years, 11 months and 24 days. She was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite church, and leaves her father, three brothers and many young friends to mourn their great loss; yet they mourn not as those who have no hope The writer visited her at different times during her sickness, and from the testimony she gave we feel assured that she trusted fully in God for a future of eternal happiness. Her last words were "Good-by to you all," after which she fell asleep in Jesus. Although prepared for death, yet her departure was a heavy stroke upon her many friends. Buried on the 5th in the Amish graveyard near Belleville, followed to her last resting place by many friends. Funeral services by the writer, N. D. Yoder.
Transcriber's note: The period was left out after (hope) in the original.
STUTZMAN.-On the 3d of January, in Fulton county, Ohio, Sem, son of Jonas and--Stutzman, aged 2 years, 11 months and 23 days. He leaves his parents, and 9 brothers and sisters. He was buried on the 4th in the Amish Mennonite graveyard. Services by Chr. Stuckey and Chr. Freyenberger.
MYERS.-On the 1st of March 1890, in New Britain, Bucks
county, Pa., Hannah, widow of Isaac Meyers, aged 82 years,
2 months and 16 days. She was buried on the 5th at Blooming Glen.
"Our mother's eyes are closed in death,
To us she speaks on more,
We mourn her loss, but hope we soon
Shall meet on Canaan's shore,"
Transcriber's note: (Myers) is also spelled as (Meyers) and after (shore) there was a comma instead of a period in the original.
CARR.-On the 26th of February, in Doylestown, Twp., Bucks county, Pa., David Carr. He was buried on the 1st of March at the Dunkard church in New Britain. Services by S. Gross and S. Godshalk.
LUGIBIEL.-On the 24th of February, near Pettisville, Fulton county, Ohio, Veronica Lugibiel, aged 4 days less than 35 years. She was a sister in the Amish church and was buried on the 26th in the Amish graveyard. Funeral services by D. Wyse and Chr. Freyenberger from Ezek. 33 in German and by Christian Stuckey in English from John 11: 25, to a large concourse of friends assembled in the meeting house. She leaves a sorrowing husband, 4 small children and an aged mother who has already followed 4 of her daughters (all leaving little children behind), 2 daughters-in-law and 9 brothers and sisters to the grave.
ERBSKORN.-On the 20th of February, in Clinton Twp., Fulton county, Ohio, wife of John Erbskorn, aged 41 years, 7 months and 14 days. She leaves her sorrowing husband and 8 children, of whom two were but three hours old when the mother died. She was a sister in the so called Egli branch of the church, and was buried on the 22d. Services by Daniel and Joseph Rupp in German and Joseph Egli in English from Phil. 1:23.
ZIMMERMAN.-On Sunday the 23d of Feb., near Washingtonville, Ohio, Elizabeth Zimmerman, aged 91 years, less 4 days. She was buried on the 25th at the Binder meeting house. Funeral services by Abram Brubacher in German and Solomon Beery in English. Text, Heb. 4:8-13.
MILLER.-On the 12th of February, near Charm, Holmes county, Ohio, of lung fever, Sister Catharine, wife of Daniel C. Miller, aged 36 years, 2 months and 5 days. She was buried on the 14 in Benedict Miller's burying ground. Services by D. Troyer and Sem Miller. She was a faithful disciple of Christ in the Amish Mennonite church, and leaves her sorrowing husband and 8 children and a number of friends and acquaintances to mourn her early death; Yet the living hope that she had consoles us with thought that she is now at rest.
KING.-On the 21st of February, in Menno township, Mifflin Co., P., Fannie Y., wife of Jacob S. King, aged 57 years, 5 months and 25 days.
HARSHBARGER.-On the 25th of February, near Mattawana, Mifflin Co., Pa., Sallie G., daughter of Jonas and Polly Harshbarger, aged 7 years, 4 months and 5 days. As she felt death coming very near, she gave her father and mother and brother and sisters each a farewell kiss, and when she saw them weeping she said, "Do not weep for me; I am going home." Oh! what a precious gift is the grace of God which has power to prepare the heart of a dying child or of an aged care-worn believer with sweet rest and peace, even in the moment when the soul is parting from the body. How blessed it is in that solemn hour to feel assured, by grace, that all is well; I am going home."
BEACHY.-On the 25th of February 1890, in Walnut Creek Twp., Holmes county, Ohio, Amanda Ellen, daughter of Solomon and Sarah Beachy, aged 16 years, 3 months and 1 day. Buried at Walnut Creek meeting-house. Funeral services by Fred Mast, and Isaac A. Miller, from John 16:16 and Luke 8:52.
SMILEY.-February 26th, near Goshen, Ind., of tumor of the liver and dropsy, widow Mary Smiley, aged 53 years and 11 days. She was a faithful member in the Amish Mennonite church for many years and fully resigned to the will of God. The writer visited her a number of times, but never heard her murmur or complain once but she always said, "as the Lord willeth I am satisfied." She leaves one son and seven daughters to mourn their loss, but they can fully trust that it was her eternal gain. Buried on the 28th. Services by Levi Weaver in German and D. J. Johns in English from 1 Cor. 15:42-49.
DETWEILER.-On the16th of February in Salford, Montgomery county, Pa., of influenza, Bro. Samuel M. Detweiler, aged 64 years, 11 months and 5 days. He was buried on the 20th at Salford Mennonite church. Funeral services at the house by Jacob C. Moyer, and at the church by Henry S. Bower from John 11:28, latter clause, "The master is here and calleth for thee."
HERROLD.-On the 1st of February 1890, in Snyder county, Pa., of heart disease, Nathan Herrold aged 66 years, 6 months and 18 days. He leaves a sorrowing widow and one son and many relatives to mourn their loss, but not as those who have no hope. He was a brother in the Old Mennonite church. He left good evidence of a happy end. May God bless the bereaved family. Buried at the Grub church where many friends and relatives met. Services by John Kurtz and William Graybill. Text. Rev. 14:13.
HEATWOLE.-Feb., 21st, near New Erection church, in Rockingham county, Va., Sarah Frances Heatwole, aged 41 years, 7 months and 19 days. She was buried on the 23d in the Weaver church burying ground, followed by a large concourse of relatives and sympathizing friends. Funeral services were held by J. N. Driver and Samuel Coffman, from Job 14:14. The deceased was for a number of years a faithful member of the Mennonite church. She leaves an aged mother and one son, to mourn their sad loss. In her last moments she gave her mother good-by, then called her son, gave him good-by and told him to meet her in heaven. Her husband and three children have preceded her to the Spirit world, where we hope she has now gone to join them in that upper and better kingdom, where there will be no more family separation, and where they can praise their Redeemer with noble songs than they could in this world of sin.
ROSENBERGER.-On the 19th of January, in Bucks county, Pa., Eliza, wife of Jacob Rosenberger, aged about 65 years. She was buried on the 22d, at Line Lexington Mennonite meeting-house, where services were held by Jonas Price of Lancaster county, from Job 29:2-5. Hillary Crouthammel conducted the services at the residence. She leaves a husband and a number of children to mourn her death.
FISHER.-On the 11th of February 1890, in Sailsbury township, Lancaster county, Pa., of typhoid fever, Anna C., wife of C. L. Fisher, and daughter of Levi and Lydia King, aged 50 years, 6 months and 15 days. She was buried in the Amish Mennonite burying ground on the 14th in Salisbury township, near Gap, Pa., where a large concourse of friends and relatives assembled to pay the last tribute of respect to the beloved sister. She was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite church and leaves a husband and 2 children to mourn their loss. She will be missed by all who knew her. Appropriate remarks were made by Christian and Gideon Stoltzfus from 2 Cor. 5:1.
"Weep no more for me, my friends so dear,
Nor shed for me the sorrowing tear;
I am not dead, but only sleep
My silent slumber, O how sweet!
No longer is my mortal frame
The seat of suffering, grief and pain;
Serene and tranquil is my sleep,
My lonely slumber O how sweet.
She sleeps with Jesus, blessed sleep.
Dear children do not for her weep;
Prepare to meet in heaven above,
Where all is happiness and love.
FREED.-On the 26th of February, 1890, in Hancock county, Ohio, of spiral affection, Mary Freed, aged 19 years, 9 months and 1 day. Buried on the 30th, followed to the grave by many sympathizing friends and relatives. Services by C. B. Brenneman and John Shenk, Text, Rev. 14:13. Of three children born to Father Freed by his first wife, only one, a daughter Angeline, remains, her home being in Texas. Of three children born to him by his second wife Mary is the last to enter the house "not made with hands, eternal in the heavens." The last of three flowers plucked in full bloom. She obeyed the injunction, "Remember now thy Creator, in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not nor the years draw nigh when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them." She accepted Christ, and became a member of the Mennonite church in her fifteenth year, leaving to her friends and relatives the consolation that she pleased God and was beloved of him. Dear young brethren and sisters of Hancock and Allen counties, remember one of your number is gone, to be no more with you here. She will no more join her voice with yours here in singing praises to God. You will no more see her smiling face, or behold her pleasant countenance. She has met with us in heavenly devotions for the last time. She will kneel no more with you in prayer. Think of these things. How solemn to think that Mary is gone; but, happy thought, she is gone to be with Jesus, and if we live true and faithful to Jesus we shall be permitted to meet her again in the better world.
FREED.--On the 21st of February, in Lederachville, Montgomery county, Pa., of paralysis of the brain, Bro. Jacob K. Freed, aged 64 years, 8 months and 27 days. On the 20th he was in his usual health and attended the funeral of Deborah Wile. In the evening he commenced to complain, and as he continued to grow worse he took his bed and a doctor was called, but in spite of all that loving hands and medical skill could do Bro. Freed began to sink rapidly, his one side having become paralysed, and on the following morning at 3 o'clock the spirit took its flight, paralysis of the brain having also set in during the night. He was loved and respected by a large circle of relatives and friends and was a consistent member of the church, ever zealous in the cause of Christ and the teachings and practice of the faith once delivered unto the saints. He leaves 6 sons and 3 daughters to mourn his departure, his wife having preceded him to the spirit world. His remains were buried in the Salford Mennonite burying ground. Funeral services at the house by J. C. Moyer, and at the church by Isaac Moyer from Rev. 21:6, 7.
Transcriber's note: (paralysed) as in the original.
WILE.-On the 19th of February, in Morwood, Montgomery county, Pa., of cancer, Deborah, wife of Samuel Wile, aged 60 years. Last August the cancer was removed, but a new growth soon came and caused her death. She leaves her husband and 2 children to mourn their loss. She was buried at the Franconia Mennonite meeting-house.
BERKEY.-On the 24th of February, 1890, near Middlebury, Elkhart county, Ind., of dropsy, caused by scarlet fever, Mary Alta, daughter of Daniel C. and Lydia Berkey, aged 5 years, 4 months and 27 days. Buried at Forest Grove. Services by Levi Weaver in English and Jonas and Seth Troyer in German. Text, Luke 8: 52. A few days before she died, although very weak she sang in a clear voice, the hymn, "I hear thy welcome voice."
BLOUGH.-On the 20th of February, in Elkhart township, Elkhart county, Ind., of consumption, Barbara, wife of Christian Blough, aged 72 years, 5 months and 28 days. She was born in Somerset county, Pa., August 22, 1817. Buried on the 23d in the Waterford graveyard. A large number of relatives and friends followed her to her last resting place. A few days prior to her death she was received into the church by water baptism and died in the hope of meeting her God in peace. She leaves a husband and 8 children to mourn the departure of the beloved mother. Services by Noah Metzler from Psa. 139:14.
KAUFFMAN.-On the 12th of February, in Indiana county, Pa., Sarah, wife of Samuel Kauffman, dec'd, aged 78 years, 9 months and 14 days. Her maiden name was Heckman and she was born in Juniata county. Funeral services by D. Hall from Psalm 23.
KAUFMAN.-On the 8th of February, 1890, near Churchtown, Lancaster county, Pa., of the infirmities of old age, Joel Kaufman, aged 87 years, 11 months and 13 days. He leaves three sons and one daughter. He was buried on the 12th. He united with the Amish Mennonite church a few years ago. Services by John Zimmerman in English and Gideon Stoltzfus in German. We hope he has gone to a better world. May they all be ready to meet him in that better land where death can never come.
SWOVELAND.-On the 25th of February, in Harrison township, Elkhart county, Ind., of consumption, Elizabeth, wife of Andrew Swoveland, aged 49 years, 4 months and 23 days. Buried at Yellow Creek on the 27th. Services by Henry Shaum and Noah Metzler. Sister Elizabeth has long been a member of the Mennonite church. During her last illness her thoughts were seemingly turned heavenward. It was her desire to have services at their house every Sunday afternoon. May this affliction leave an impression upon the family. Peace to her ashes.
O! dear mother, God has called thee,
From this earth and us away,
Up to his home beyond the skies,
To dwell with him forever aye.
O! dear mother, we do miss thee,
Since thy voice we hear no more;
But we know thou art with Jesus
Over on you blissful shore.
O, your days were full of trouble,
All your days of pain are past,
Thou art gone to that blest refuge
Safe in Jesus' home at last.
AMACHER.-On the 18th of February, 1890, in Livingston county, Illinois, Jacob Amacher, aged 57 years and 17 days. He was born in Waterloo county, Ontario, on the 1st of February, 1833, and was married to Magdalena Shantz on the 15th of November, 1855. In May 1870, he moved with his family to Livingston county, Ill., where he has since resided. He leaves his wife 12 children and 5 grandchildren to mourn their loss. Funeral services by P. B. Snyder and H. L. Shelly.
Transcriber's note: A comma was left out after (wife) in the original.
REIFF.-On the 17th of February, 1890, near Hagerstown, Washington county, Md., Mary, wife of John Reiff deceased, aged 66 years, 11 months and 3 days. She leaves 2 sorrowing children, to mourn the loss of their dear, loving mother, but not without hope; for we have reason to believe that their loss is her eternal gain. She was a faithful follower of Christ in the Mennonite church for many years. She was buried on the 20th at Reiff's meeting-house, where many relatives and friends met to pay the last respects to one whom they learned to love in life. Services by Gabriel Heatwole of Virginia, Adam Baer and Jacob Risser. Text, Matt 24:42-44.
Oh, dear children why do you weep,
Since I a resting place have found?
So calm and peaceful I shall sleep
Beneath my green and mossy mound.
"Tis true, dear children, I am gone,
My face you'll see on earth no more;
But strive for heaven till life is done,
Then we shall meet to part no more.
MYERS.-On the 8th of February, 1890, at Landisville, Lancaster county, Pa., Daniel B. Myers, aged 27 years, 5 months and 15 days. The deceased was the youngest son of Pre. Samuel B. Myers of Penn township, near Hanover, York county, Pa. He was a graduate of the Shippensburg State Normal School, and a teacher by profession. He leaves a widow and one child. He was buried at Baer's meeting-house, where a large concourse of friends gathered to pay their last tribute of respect.
Lord, help us say, 'Thy will be done,'
However hard it be,
Since from our midst thou hast called one,
To dwell in heaven with thee.
His days of suffering, nights of pain,
Are now forever stilled,
Since he has won the heavenly gain,
With which his soul is filled.
We miss him, O, so sadly here,
But our loss has been his gain,
Yet beyond this stormy world so drear,
We hope to meet again. E. J. M.
BRIDGE.-On the 2d of February, 1890, near Bloomfield, Perry county, Pa., of influenza and paralysis, Henry Bridge, aged 65 years, 4 months and 16 days. He leaves a sorrowing widow and family to mourn their loss. Buried on the 6th, in Bloomfield cemetery. Services by William Auker. Text, Phil. 1:21.
MOYER.-On the 10th of Feb., in Springfield, Bucks county, Pa., of consumption, Sarah Moyer, aged 29 years, 7 months and 19 days. She was buried on the 16th at Deep Run, where a large concourse of friends assembled to witness the last sad rites over the remains of a beloved friend.
HIGH.-On the 24th of February 1890 near Dublin, Bucks county, Pa., Salome, widow of Jacob High deceased, aged 79 years, 4 months and 18 days. She was buried on the 28th at Deep Run.
Our dear mother has gone to rest,
To reign with all the blest.
In singing while their songs to raise
In honor and in praise.-S. G.
BRIDGE.-On the 12th of February, 1889, in Perry county, Pa., of pneumonia, Emily, daughter of Henry Bridge, aged 15 years, 6 months and 21 days. Buried in the Bloomfield cemetery.
KROPP.-On the 2d of March, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo county, Ont., Matilda, daughter of Moses Hochstetler and beloved wife of Jonathan Kropp, aged 35 years, 5 months and 8 days. Buried on the 5th at Geiger's meeting house, where a large number of relatives and friends met to sympathize with the bereaved family. Services by Moses Bowman and Noah Stauffer from Isaiah 38:1 and 1 Thess. 5:9.
RITTENHOUSE.-On the 27th of February, 1890, in Clinton township, Lincoln county, Ontario, Anna, relict of the late Michael Rittenhouse, aged 67 years, 11 months and 25 days. Buried at Moyer's Meeting house on the 2d of March where a large number of friends and relatives assembled to pay their last tribute of respect. Appropriate remarks were made from Phil. 1:21 by Noah Stauffer.
SUTTER.-On the 6th of February near Milford, Seward county, Nebraska, infant child of John and -- Sutter, aged 2 months. Services by J. Shlegel and Stauffer. Text 2 Cor. 12: 2.
ERISMAN.-On the 24th of February, near Milford, Seward county, Nebraska, of consumption, wife of Christian Erisman, aged 31 years, 3 months and 9 days. She was a member of the Egli church. She was buried in John Stehley's grave yard. Services by Chris. Yeckley and Joseph Rediger. Text 2 Tim. 1:7-10.
HOSTETLER.-On the 29th of January, in Clinton Twp., Elkhart county, Ind., of la grippe and lung fever, Lucy D. Hostetler, aged 8 years, 9 months and 26 days. She suffered 8 days and then the Lord took her to himself. She leaves sorrowing parents and ten brothers and sisters to mourn her early departure. Funeral services by David Kauffman and J. E. Borntreger from Matt. 18:1-7 and John 5:20-30.
KROPF.-On the 23d of February, in Wayne county, Ohio, of consumption, Sister Josephine Kropf, aged 26 years, 9 months and 14 days. She was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite church. She was the third sister in the family that died of the same disease. Buried on the 25th at the Oak Grove meeting house on which occasion services were held by D. Hostetler and J. K. Yoder.
KENDIG.-On the 4th of February 1890, in Providence Twp., Lancaster county, Pa., of chronic pleurisy caused by a fall, wife of Joseph B. Kendig, aged 58 years, 7 months and 1 day. She suffered greatly for one week, but she bore her suffering with great patience. She was ready and willing to go whenever the Lord would call for her to depart. She talked and prayed wonderfully for her family that we should try and be prepared to meet her in heaven. She was an affectionate wife and mother and was a beloved sister in the Old Mennonite church for a number of years. A husband, seven children, two brothers and one sister followed her to the grave, and though many tears were shed by the family, yet we mourn not as those who have no hope; but resting on the promise of the Lord, we believe our loss is her eternal gain. May we all be ready to meet her in that better land where death can never come.
She was a tender mother here,
And in her life the Lord did fear;
We trust our loss will be her gain
And that with Christ she's gone to reign.
Mother, sweetly rest there now,
In the bosom of thy Lord.
Now enjoy that state so blest
God has promised in his word.
-A daughter, MARY N. KENDIG.