Herald of Truth, Vol. XXVII, Number 17, September 1, 1890, pages 269, 270 and 271
On the 15th of August a terrible accident happened near Middlebury, Elkhart Co, Ind. Levi Troyer and wife, who resided with their soninlaw, John Y. Miller, three miles southwest of Middlebury were, on the above named day on their way to town with butter, eggs and other market produce in their top carriage. About a mile from Middlebury they had to cross the railway, which at that place runs through a deep cut. Just as the vehicle containing the aged couple was on the track the morning train came along and crashed into the rear part of the carriage with such force that it was thrown about 20 feet to one side against a fence and demolished. By the terrific concussion the two old people were thrown forward out of the carriage. Bro. Troyer fell upon the rail, and the whole train passed over him, completely severing his head from his body and his right hand near the wrist. Sister Troyer fell beside the rails.
The train was brought to a standstill, and when the passengers and crew came back to the crossing a shocking sight presented itself to their view. The white haired head lay beside the mutilated and bleeding corpse. Truly it can be said of the deceased that within a few seconds he was alive and dead. Near him lay his wife, seriously wounded, and with whom he was but a few moments before driving peacefully along not thinking how soon he would be hurled into eternity.
At first the people believed both had been killed, but Sister Troyer soon showed signs of returning consciousness. In the meantime a number of people from the neighborhood had hurried to the spot, and who identified the injured couple, and took them home.
The following day Bro. Troyer's remains were consigned to the grave. An unusually large number of people assembled on this occasion. As they passed the bier to get a last look at the face of the deceased brother they were counted. The number was 750.
The age of the deceased brother was 73 years, 7 months and 20 days. He was a member of the Old Amish Mennonite church and leaves a numerous posterity. Funeral services were conducted by Bish. Daniel Bitschy of Douglas Co., Ill., and Bish. D. S. Kauffman of LaGrange Co., Ind. The recovery of the injured sister is doubtful.
J. E. BORNTREGER.
STAUFFER - On August 8th at his residence in Maugansville, Washington Co., Md., Bro. Benjamin Stauffer, aged 66 years, 4 months and 18 days. He went to bed in usual health, and died before eleven o'clock the same evening, having been sick only about 30 minutes. Funeral on the 11th. Buried at Reiff's meetinghouse. The attendance was large. Services by Jacob Risser and Adam Bear. Bro. Stauffer was a consistent member of the Old Mennonite church for many years. He leaves a sorrowing wife and two children; Benjamin, the younger, is at home with his mother, and the elder, Mary, wife of Pre. Michael Horst is living near Newton, Harvey Co., Kansas. Bro. Stauffer and wife visited their daughter a few months before his death. The family have the sympathy of many friends and neighbors. Sad as it was, they need not sorrow as those who have no hope.
HURSCH - On the 21st of July, in York Co., Pa., of old age and diarrhoea, Bro. Christian Hursch, aged 82 years, 5 months and 10 days. Funeral on the 23d. Text: John 5:24, 25, and 2 Kings 20:1. Buried at Witmer's meetinghouse.
KAUFFMAN - On the 28th of July, in York City, Pa., of heart disease, Bro. Emanuel Kauffman, aged 58 years, 9 months and 2 days. Buried at Witmer's meetinghouse on the 30th. Texts, John 14: 13, and Acts 7:49
PLANK - On the 13th of August, in Seward Co., Nebraska, of paralysis, Jacob, son of John and Sarah Plank, aged 21 years, 6 months and 13 days. He had been a sufferer for over five years, until two years ago he lost the use of his limbs, caused by a kick from a horse, and from which he suffered great pain. He was baptized in the Evangelical church, and was patient, strong in the faith and said the time would soon come when his sufferings would have an end and he could live with Jesus, but said he could not die until the people had seen his condition. His limbs were drawn up to his body. He said the Lord wanted him for an instrument to work with. He warned the people a great deal and in particular the young. He was buried in the Amish Mennonite graveyard near Milford, followed to his last restingplace by a large concourse of friends and neighbors. He leaves his parents, four brothers and five sisters to mourn his departure. Two brothers preceded him to the better land a few years ago. Funeral services were conducted by Pre. Lamb in English from 1 Thess. 4:13, by P. Hershberger in German from Psa. 90:12, and by Joseph Gascho from Heb. 9:27,28.
"Weep not for me, my parents dear,
Since I must go and leave you here;
With Jesus I shall happy be,
O, parents, do not weep for me.
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."
ULRICH - On the 15th of August 1890, near Milford, Nebraska, son of Nicholas and Mary Ulrich aged 7 years, 2 months and 2 days. Buried in the Amish graveyard. Services by Joseph Rediger from Heb. 12:114, Jere. Stauffer from 1 Thess. 4:13 and by Jos. Gascho from John 5:1721.
JOHNS - On the 17th of August 1890, in Pashan, LaGrange Co., Indiana, of typhoid fever, Sister Malinda Matilda, wife of Bro. Jacob J. Johns, and daughter of Christian and Anna Mehl, aged 34 years, 2 months and 29 days. Beside a sorrowing husband she leaves one daughter and three sons to remember a mother's love. She was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite church, and they need not sorrow for her as those who have no hope. The funeral took place on the 19th of August. Services by Henry and Joseph D. Miller from Luke 7:50, and Rev. 7:1317. She was buried in E. Hostetler's graveyard.
ROHRER - On the 9th of August 1890, near Lewisville, Stark Co., Ohio, of dropsy of the chest, Sister Mary Rohrer (maiden name Wenger); wife of Pre. Michael Rohrer, aged 66 years, 7 months and 2 days. Deceased was a faithful member of the Mennonite church for many years, and leaves an aged husband and two children to mourn her departure. Funeral services on the 12th in the Canton meetinghouse, where many friends and neighbors had assembled to pay the last tribute of respect to one whom they learned to love in life. Services by Michael Horst, Joseph Bixler and Adam Kornhaus from Matt. 24:44.
KAUFFMAN - On the 10th of August, in Upper Yoder Twp., Cambria Co., Pa., Frank Alonza, son of Jonas and Elizabeth Kauffman, aged 1 year, 1 month and 1 day. Buried the 12th in Levi Weaver's buryingground. Services by Jonathan Harshbarger in the Firehill Dunkard meeting house.
LESHER - August 8th, in Mahoning Co., Ohio, after a lingering illness, Susanna, widow of Joseph Lesher, aged 72 years, 3 months and 6 days. She was buried at Oberholtzer's M. H. on the 10th in the presence of a very large assemblage of people. Services were held by Jacob Stouffer and Adam Brubacher.
STUTZMAN - On the 3d of August, near Milford, Seward Co., Nebraska, of consumption, Elizabeth (maiden name Troyer), wife of William Stutzman, aged 30 years, 4 months and 15 days. She suffered for nearly a year and was confined to her bed about 4 months. She bore her affliction patiently. Her husband and 5 children mourn her departure, yet they mourn not as those who have no hope. She was buried on the 5th. Ninetyfour vehicles followed the remains to the graveyard. Funeral services by Joseph Schlegel from Rev. 20:5; Joseph Gascho from Rev. 7:9, and P. P. Hershberger from 2 Cor. 5:1.
MEYERS - Monday, the 11th of August, in Bedminster Twp., Bucks Co., Pa., Salome, widow of Abram Meyers, aged 77 years, 11 months and 13 days. Her remains were buried on the 14th at the Deep Run meetinghouse.
Mother dear has gone to rest
To be forever with the blest
With Jesus and the saints above
Where all is bliss and love.
KRATZ - On the 1st of August 1890, in Bucks Co., Pa., Barbara, daughter of Sylvanus and Salome Kratz, aged 5 months and 15 days. The remains were buried on the 4th at Deep Run.
MEYERS - On the 2d of August in Bucks Co., Pa., Arthur M., son of Henry and Minerva Meyers, aged 2 years, 2 months and 25 days. Buried at Deep Run on the 4th.
Arthur, we miss thy darling voice,
Thy loving, smiling face
God called thee to the world above
His mansions bright to grace,
Where grief and sorrow are unknown,
Where shines the grand eternal home.
MUMMA - August 4th, near Landisville, Lancaster Co., Pa., John W., son of Mr. and Mrs. John B. Mumma, aged 2 years, 8 months and 9 days. Funeral on the 7th. Text: Rev. 3:20 and Matt. 18:2. Buried at Landisville meetinghouse.
STECKLEY - On the 17th of July 1890, in Lyon Co., Kansas, of whooping cough, Christian, son of Joseph and Lena Steckley, aged 3 months and 14 days. He was buried in Bontrager's graveyard. Funeral services by D. S. Stoltzfus from Rev. 21:3, 4.
"From all earth's sorrows I am free,
Dear parents, do not weep for me;
Prepare to meet in heaven above,
Where all is happiness and love."
SPEICHER - On the 4th of August, near Hinkletown, Lancaster Co., Pa., of lockjaw, Christian, son of John and Lizzie Speicher, aged 20 years, 2 months and 21 days. He had an ingrowing toenail, and the toe became very sore. He gave it no particular attention and continued at plowing until Saturday evening, the 2d, when he took his horses to a creek to wash them. On Sunday morning his condition was such that a physician was summoned, but the latter said nothing about the young man's condition being serious. In the afternoon, when he called again, he pronounced the case lockjaw and beyond medical aid. The unfortunate youth lingered until Monday evening, when he died. The case is of quite a singular nature. The funeral took place on the 7th. Services were held by Daniel and Henry Stoltsfus. Text, Matt. 24:44, 45.
MILLER - On the 8th of August, in Elkhart Co., Ind., infant child of John S. Miller, aged 10 days. It was buried on the 9th in T. L. Miller's graveyard. Services by D. J. Hochstetler from the words, "Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not; for of such is the kingdom of heaven"
MILLER - On the 29th of July 1890, in Elkhart Co., Ind., Fanny, daughter of Emanuel and Maria Miller, aged 10 months and 15 days. Buried on the 30th in the Union graveyard. Funeral sermon by David J. Hochstetler.
LICHTY - On the 18th of June, in Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Co., Ontario, Pre. Joseph L. Lichty, aged 65 years. He was a faithful laborer in the church and was in the ministry about 36 years. He leaves a sorrowing widow and 8 children, all married. On the 20th his mortal remains were consigned to their last resting place in Chr. Zehr's graveyard, on which occasion a very large number of friends and acquaintances met to look for the last time upon the face of him who had so often brought the sweet message of salvation. Funeral services by Joseph Ruby and John Gascho.
OESCH - On the 1st of July, in Hay Twp., Huron Co., Ontario, Magdalena, (maiden name Gingerich), wife of Joseph Oesch, in the 30th year of her life. She leaves a sorrowing husband, mother and 8 brothers and sisters to mourn her early death. She was buried on 4th at Chr. Schwartzentruber's meetinghouse, where a large concourse of friends had gathered from near and far to sympathize with the bereaved relatives. She was a faithful sister in the church.
MEYERS - On the 1st of August, in Bucks Co., Pa., Jacob K. Meyers, aged 71 years, 4 months and 6 days. He was buried at Deep Run on the 5th. Many friends assembled to perform the last kindly offices to the deceased brother and friend.
From every trial grief and pain
Our brother sweetly rests;
He would not in this world remain.
But sought that home where naught molests - S.G.
JANTZI - On the 22d of June, in Zora Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Joseph, son of Michael and Barbara Jantzi, aged 16 years. He was buried on the 24th at Andrew Zehr's meetinghouse.
JANTZI - On the 25th of June, in Waterloo Co., Ontario, of bodily infirmities, Elizabeth, (maiden name Garber), widow of John Jantzi, at the advanced age of 84 years. She was blind for 6 years and long ago had a desire to change time with eternity. She was buried on the 27th in Chr. Zehr's burying ground, where a large number of friends had assembled to pay the last tribute of love and respect to the departed sister. Funeral services were held by John Gascho and Jacob Bender, in which they admonished all to prepare for death, for we know not when the Master of this house of clay may come to call us to account.
JOHNSON - On the 7th of July, in Fayette Co., Pa., of
disease of the lungs, infant son of Bro. William (deceased)
and Annie Johnson, aged about 1 year and 8 months.
Buried on the 8th in the Masontown burying ground. Funeral services
by John N. Durr.
BARNHART - On the 4th of July, in Monongahela township, Greene county, Pa., of lung disease, Sister Lizzie Barnhart (maiden name Walters), aged 23 years. Buried on the 5th, in the Glades burying ground, where a large number of friends had assembled to pay the last tribute of respect to the deceased. She leaves a husband and one child, father, mother, sisters and one brother to mourn her early departure. She united with the church last March and was a consistent member up to her death. The dear friends need not mourn as those who have no hope. Funeral services by John N. Durr.
JOHNSON - On the 27th of July, near Masontown Fayette
Co., P., of cholera infantum, Elias Christopher, son of
Bro. Jacob and Sister Hettie Johnson, aged 7 months and
14 days. Buried on the 28th, in the Masontown Mennonite
burying ground. Funeral services at the house by J. N. Durr.
"Fond parents, calm the heaving breast,
The Savior called him home;
Grieve not, your darling is at rest,
Beyond this vale of gloom."
HERSHBERGER - On the 1st of August, in Smithville, Tuscarawas Co., Ohio, of brainfever and teething, Miels Campbell, infant Son of John J., and Emma Hershberger, aged 9 months and 7 days. Buried on the 2d, in the Walnut Creek graveyard. Funeral services by Isaac A. Miller and David Bitschy from Psa. 23.
STUTZMAN - On the 2d of August, near Carlisle, Walnut Creek Twp., Holmes Co., Ohio, David Stutzman, aged 61 years, 3 months and 17 days. He was born on the 15th of April 1829 in Walnut Creek Twp. Of his six children 2 sons and 2 daughters, all professors of Christ, remain with their widowed mother to mourn their loss. He was a member of the Walnut Creek Amish church, and was buried on the 4th in the Walnut Creek graveyard. Funeral services to a large gathering of relatives and friends by Isaac A. Miller, David Bitschy and A. Mast from Heb. 9:27, 28.
HOSTINE - On the 1st of August 1890, near Davidsville, Somerset Co., Pa., Erwin, grandson of John H., and Veronica Blough, aged 8 months and 17 days. Buried on the 3d at the Blough meetinghouse. Funeral services by Samuel Gindelsperger and Simon Lehman, from I Pet. 1:24.
HERSHBERGER - On the second of August 1890, near Davidsville, Somerset Co., Pa., of diphtheria, Almira, daughter of Bro. and Sister Levi and Nancy Hershberger, aged 10 years, 8 months and 8 days. Funeral on the 4th at the Blough M. H. Almira was a bright little girl, but disease came upon her, and after 14 days of suffering she departed. She loved to go to church and Sundayschool, but now she is gone and is waiting for her parents and sisters to join her above. Funeral services by Samuel Gindelsperger in German, and by Simon Lehman in English from Job 1:21.
"A precious one from us is gone,
A voice we loved is stilled
A place is vacant in our home
Which never can be filled"
MARTIN - On the 15th of August 1890, in Earl Twp., Lancaster county, Pa., Christiana, widow of the late Isaac Martin, aged 81 years, 4 months and 15 days. She was a member of the Mennonite church for more than threescore years. The funeral took place on Tuesday August 19th when Bishop Jonas Martin, and Elias Nolt spoke words of comfort and consolation to the assembled relatives and friends.
ZIMMERMAN - On the 14th of August, in East Earl township, Lancaster, Co., Pa., Peter Zimmerman, aged 73 years, 2 months and 22 days. He was twice married and leaves a widow, three sons, and four daughters all married and with him all members of the Mennonite church, as was also their deceased father. The funeral was held on Saturday the 16th at Martindale. Services were conducted by Bishop Jonas Martin, Benjamin Horning, Joseph Wenger, and John Zimmerman.
MILLER - On the 18th of May 1890, in Elkhart Co., Ind., Barbara, widow of John S. Miller, aged 54 years, 5 months and 9 days. Interment in the Mennonite graveyard. Many friends followed the remains to the grave. She was a sister in the Old amish church, and bore her affliction with much patience, yet she was much concerned about the welfare of her soul, for she thought she had not lived near enough to God, of which she sincerely repented. At her request communion was held with her. She also named the ministers who should preach at her funeral. Finally she told her friends when she would die. Services by D. J. Hochstetler and J. W. (Full name not given).
Transcriber's note: the word "amish" is not capitalized in the original.
ESHLEMAN - On the 21st of August, 1890, near Leitersburg, Md., at the home of his grandfather, Samuel, son of Daniel Eshleman, of typhoid fever, after an illness of two weeks, aged 4 years, 10 months and 19 days. He was buried on the 22d, in Miller's Mennonite graveyard. Services by Pre. Jacob Risser in German and Pre. Henry Bear in English. He suffered much pain, but bore his suffering patiently until God called him to his rest. Funeral text, 2 Samuel 12: 1623.
One less in our home today,
One more in the mansions of rest.
How short on earth was his stay,
Till he left us for the land of the blest.
Sammy has now gone to eternity,
Then let Christ's words be not forgot,
"Suffer little children to come unto me,"
And forbid, oh "forbid them not."
We do not wish him here again,
So patiently he seemed to wait
For Jesus who for him was slain,
To meet him at that "Golden Gate."
And oh, how many kindred dear
He in that land will meet,
On that blest shore so bright and fair,
With songs of joy to greet.
By his Aunt E. E.
WENGER - On the 20th of August, 1890, near Harrisonburg, Rockingham Co., Va., of typhoid fever, David H. Wenger, aged 28 years and 28 days. He was buried at Weaver's church on the 22d, where a large circle of friends gathered. Services by G. D. Heatwole and John Flory from Matt. 25:13. He was a beloved, faithful and worthy member of the Mennonite church for about 8 years, and we believe his example of piety is worthy of imitation. He leaves a brother and sister to mourn his early departure.
STONER - On the 16th of August, 1800, near Williamson, Franklin Co., Pa., of bronchial consumption, Mary Stoner, aged 70 years, 6 months and 17 days. Sister Stoner was for many years a consistent member of the Old Mennonite church. She leaves a husband two sons and six daughters to mourn their irreparable loss. May the Lord reward her children for their tender care over their kind and devoted mother. During her long affliction she had many friends but was loved and cherished the most by her kind husband and dear children. Buried on the 18th at Brant's church near where she lived. Services were held in the church by the brethren, Benjamin Lesher and P. H. Parret in English and Peter Wadel in German from Rev. 14:12, 13, where many came together to pay their last tribute of respect to one whom they loved so well. She was conscious to the last, and expressed a desire to leave this wearisome life for a better one in that spirit world so bright and fair; but not until the rites of the Apostle James (5:14) were complied with. This was accordingly done, soon after she fell asleep. She left a hope of sleeping the sleep "from which none ever wake to weep."
Let the children choose the part she chose,
And her we soon again may see,
Beyond this world of sin and woes
With Jesus in eternity.
In this lone hour of deep distress,
When heavy sorrows round us press,
Encouraged by thy gracious word,
We trust thee as the children's God.
Transcriber's note: Mrs. Stoner's date of death appears as 1800 in the original.
Transcribed by Nancy Regan, Washington.
Herald of Truth, Vol. XXVII, Number 17, September 1, 1890, pages 266-267
A Sad Wedding
A terrible event came to pass Sunday the 3d of August in the house of John B. Mast, near Ransom, Ness Co., Kansas, Alvin Mast, the second son of the aforenamed, was on this day united in matrimony with Laura Burkholder, a young woman who had come into this vicinity from La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland on the 31st of March. The writer officiated at the ceremony. Five young women, and also two young men the sons of Christian and Noah Oesch, formerly of McPherson Co., Kansas, were invited to the wedding. After the ceremonies were over, ten of those present, namely the bride and bridegroom, Adam Graff and wife, five young women , and myself were invited to the table for dinner. After dinner we returned to the other room and the table was surrounded by a second party of guests. While they were eating the bride requested us to sing from the "Jubeltoene," the hymns No. 100 and 106 her favorite hymns.
The first hymn was sung, and while our voices mingled in joyful strains in the second hymn: "Wer will mit uns nach Zion gehen?" ("Who will go with us to Zion?") suddenly a bolt of lightning flashed into the room in which we were sitting, instantly killing Lucinda, the eldest daughter of Noah Oesch. Christian Oesch's eldest daughter, Barbara, was so terribly burned that she looked as if she were literally roasted. Her hair burned in bright flames. We labored with her for 1 1/2 hours before she regained consciousness. Two other daughters of Christian Oesch were struck on the shoulder; their clothes were torn, and patches the size of plates, were burned upon their persons. The two other daughters of Noah Oesch were likewise somewhat burned, but are not so seriously as the others.
The clothing of these four women immediately began to burn, and thanks be to God that, although I received a terrible shock, I retained my presence of mind and was able to assist them with my hands in extinguishing the flames.The bride received a slight burn under the left ear. All fled from the room in confusion, leaving me alone with the four whose clothing was burning. After recovering from the shock they all returned to the room.
The names of the young women are: Lucinda, aged 23 years and 4 days, killed; Barbara, about 21 years of age, was terribly burned; she has improved somewhat, but could not as yet be taken home. Nancy, aged 17, burned about the shoulder; she is also improving. Barbara Ellen, aged 17, right side paralyzed.
Tuesday forenoon Lucinda's mortal remains were placed in the
grave. A very large concourse of friends assembled on this occasion.
E. Shellenberger, Jos. B. Stutzman and the writer conducted the
funeral services. The deceased was an interested reader of the
"HERALD OF TRUTH." Let us be prepared so that we may
be found ready, when the master of the house cometh, to meet him
with joy. May God comfort the bereaved families.
Friendly greetings to all. Pray for us.
Transcribed by Ruth Schrock, Indiana
Herald of Truth, Vol. XXVII, Number 18, September 15, 1890, pages 286 and 287
KEHR.-On the 2d of September, in Harrison Tp., Elkhart Co., Ind., of inflammation of the bowels, Jacob, only son of Samuel and ----- Kehr, aged 18 years and 10 months. In the death of this young man the Lord has mani-fested in a special manner his love and mercy towards those who live careless and uncon-cerned in the world. Jacob, like thousands of others, had grown up to manhood's years enjoying the pleasures of this present time, but the Lord in his mercy sent his Spirit to knock at the door of his heart and called him to the better life; but he was not yet ready. The Spirit however ceased not his strivings, and for months he was greatly troubled, so that often during the night he could not sleep. When he was taken sick, these thoughts continued to impress themselves yet more deeply on his mind; still he kept them to himself and was not, as it appeared, ready to give himself to the service of the Lord. He partly recovered from his sickness, but had a relapse, from which he again partially recovered when he was taken with inflammation, from which his suf-ferings were very severe; and now the Lord manifested himself to him with still greater power, and he began to "cry mightily" to God. He mourned and wept over his sins, pleaded with God for mercy, and in his deep distress desired a minister to come, who spoke to him words of comfort, pointed him to Jesus and prayed with him, and the Lord heard the cry of the sin-sick soul, and he was led to cast all his cares on God, and trust alone in Jesus. He was then able to rejoice in the hope of salvation and praised God that he had led him to the fountain of living waters. His soul was filled with love; he could forgive those whom he thought had wronged him, and manifested the warmest love and kindness towards all. He was especially concerned for the salvation of friends and associates who were yet out of Christ. When they came to his bed-side, he would take them by the hand and plead with them to come to Christ; sometimes he would hold one by each hand and pray and plead with them until they were moved to tears. He would thus exert himself to do all he could, sometimes even until he was so ex-hausted that he was no longer able to talk. He had sent for one of his young friends to come to him, and when he came in the after-noon he kindly asked him, if he could not come again in the evening; saying, "I am so weak I cannot talk to you now." But before the evening came, when he hoped to be a little stronger the earnest, pleading lips were closed in death. When the assurance of faith came to him and he could trust in Jesus and the promises of his word for the pardon of his sins, he desired also to show his obedience to the commandments of our Savior and be baptized, and received into church fellowship. He was the only son, and the hope and stay of his parents, and the loss of the dear child falls heavily upon them, yet they have reason to thank God, for the blessed comfort they now have that he could die in peace. He leaves an aged grandmother, father and mother, two sisters, and a large circle of friends and neighbors to mourn his early death. But O, may they all remember his earnest prayers, his earnest pleadings, both for them and for himself, and may his words be the means of bringing many precious souls to the fold of Jesus. He tried to do all he could to help his dear friends in the way of life, and we need not mourn as those who have no hope. Let us try and meet him where no more tears shall he shed. His funeral was very largely attended. Services were conducted by Henry Shaum, John F. Funk and Noah Metzler, from Rom. 8: 18.
MYERS.-On the 16th of August, in Bucks County, Pa., Cora, daughter of Henry and Minerva Myers, aged 9 months. Buried at Deep Run on the 19th.
O Cora dear, we miss thee here,
We oft feel sad and drear;
We hope thy smiling face to see,
With thee in heaven to be. ------- S. G.
LAPP.-On the 28th of August, in Doyles-town Tp., Bucks Co., Pa., Henry Lapp, 68 years, 1 mo., 11 d. He was buried at Doylestown Meeting-house, on Sept. 1st.
Our father dear has gone to rest;
To be forever blest;
To sing with that bright, shining hand.
In Canaan's heavenly land. ------ S. G.
HUNSICKER-On the 14th of August, in Bucks County, Pa., Barbara, widow of the late Jacob Hunsicker, aged 77 years. Buried at Blooming Glen, on the 18th.
MEYERS.-On the 23d of August, in Bed-minster, Bucks County, Pa., Pearley de Blassa, daughter of Abraham and Charlotte Meyers. Buried at Deep Run, on the 26th.
GARIS.-On the 16th of August, in Bucks County, Pa., Barbara, widow of the late George Garis, aged 77 y., 7 m., and 1 d. Buried at Deep Run.
BEERS.-On the 22d of August, in Antrim Co., Mich., Charles
B. Beers, aged 60 y., 7 m and 6 d. He was sick only five days.
He belonged to another church, but after his son united with the
Mennonite church he wished to belong to the same church. His son
often prayed with him, and he prayed himself for about four weeks
before he died. He told his family not to mourn for him, for he
would be better off than they. His last words were, "Lord
Jesus, O receive my soul," and he gently fell asleep. He
was buried in the Mancelona Cemetery, beside his infant son.
"A precious one from us has gone,
A voice we loved is stilled;
A place is vacant in our house,
Which never can be filled.
God, in his wisdom, has recalled
The boon he gave in love,
And though the body moulders here,
The soul is safe above."
YODER.-On the 3d of September, near Middlebury, Elkhart Co., Ind., Sister Anna, wife of the late Adam Yoder, aged 72 years, 1 m., and 22 d. Her husband preceded her to the spirit world just seven weeks. She leaves two sons and two daughters to mourn the loss of a kind and loving mother. Five children have gone to live in the life beyond the grave. She seemed to be fully resigned to the will of God, and died in the blessed hope of meeting her Savior at the right hand of the Father. Buried on the 4th in the presence of a large concourse of friends and relatives, at the ForestGrove grave-yard. Services by J. Kurtz, J. D. Miller and Peter Zimmerman who was here on a visit from Cass Co., Mo. Text, Psa 90; and I Thess. 4: 13-18.
BUZZARD.-On the 26th of August, 1890, in Harrison Tp., Elkhart County, Ind., of hernia, of which she suffered about a week, Anna Loucks, wife of John Buzzard, Sr., aged 61 y., and 3 days. She had been to visit her father, Bro. Peter Loucks, who is confined to his bed with sickness, and on her return home was suddenly taken with the malady which ended her life. She was married to David D. Swope, Feb. 15th 1846, who died in the month of May, probably in 1878, in Hardin Co., Ohio with whom she had six children, four of whom are still living. On the 14th of December, 1886, she was married to her sorrowing husband, who now in his old age for the third time, is called to mourn the loss of a dear companion. May God give him grace and sustain him in his bereavement. In her life Sister Buzzard manifested a devoted Christian Spirit, and we have reason to believe her life "was hid with Christ in God," and the dear husband and children, the father and brother and sisters whom she leaves to the conflicts of this pres-ent life yet a while longer, may comfort themselves with the hope that she has gone to the better home above. The burial took place at Yellow Creek, on Thursday afternoon Aug. 28th, where a large concourse of friends were assembled. Services were conducted by D. Burkholder, Noah Metzler and J. F. Funk, from I Cor. 15: 54-57.
Transcriber's Note: Anna Loucks; m1 - David D. Swope; m2 John Buzzard Jr.
SCHROCK.-August 25th 1890, at his home near Shanksville, Somerset Co., Pa., Michael Schrock, aged 82 years, 3 months and 26 days. The deceased died purely of general debility or old age. He was confined to his sick bed only four days. On the morning of the fifth day of his illness he passed away calmly and serenely and was interred in the Sutter family grave-yard, in the afternoon of the 26th. The funeral sermon was preached in the Glade church by Michael Weyand, from the text, Rev. 14: 13. His remains were followed to their final resting place by a large concourse of people. He was a consistent member of the Amish Mennonite church from his youth up to the time of his departure and was united in holy matrimony in the spring of 1829, to Fanny Yoder who survives him. They lived together in that bond over 61 years. The fruit of their union was 3 sons, the young-est of whom preceded the father to the eternal world eighteen months ago. Father Schrock was born in Brothers Valley Tp., Somerset county, Pa., on the 29th of April 1808.
SHELLENBERGER.-On the 27th of August, in Adams county, Neb., Fanny (maiden name Snavely), wife of Bro. John Shellenberger, aged 42 years and 8 days. She leaves a sorrowing husband and two small children to mourn their loss. She was buried on the 29th at the Roseland Mennonite Meeting-house. She was a faithful sister in the Mennonite church.
"Dear husband, do not weep for me,
From all suffering now I'm free;
Prepare to meet in heaven above
Where all is happiness and love.
We are all hast'ning to the tomb,
And when God calls us home;
O, may we all then ready stand,
To dwell with Him at his right hand."
KEEN.-On the 4th of September, in Madi-sonville, Chester county, Pa., William Stauffer Keen, aged 17 days. He was buried in the East Coventry Mennonite burying-ground. Services by J. B. Hunsberger, from the text, "The Lord gave, the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord," Job 1: 21.
"Weep not for the little child that is gone,
It sweetly rests in Jesus' arms,
Weep not, for he has gone to be
From sin and sorrow ever free."
MAST.-On the 2d of August, near Plevna, Howard county, Indiana, of brain trouble, Daniel, son of John D. and Amanda Mast, aged 1 yr., 8 m., and 25 d. Funeral services by N. Sproal, from I Pet. I: 15, and by E. A. Mast, from Psalm 16: 6. May God comfort the bereaved father and mother.
SCHMUCKER.-On the 5th day of August, in Howard Co., Ind., of paralysis, Christian Schmucker, aged 76 years, 5 m., and 20 days. He was helpless since the 6th of April 1890, but bore his sufferings with great patience and resignation. He was a brother in the old Amish church. He stood before the world as a shining light in lowliness, meekness and humility, he was regular in his attendance at church and his departure will be keenly felt by many. He leaves a wife and six children. Services by Daniel Harshberger, I Thess. 4: 13.18.
YODER.-On the 28th of August, at the house of Isaac Moyer, in St. Joseph Co., Ind., of consumption, Amos, son of Abraham and Nancy Yoder. Deceased aged 21 years, 7 m., and 18 d. Buried at the Olive church on the 30th. Amos was of a very mild and gentle disposition. He was beloved by all who knew him. A few days before he died he was re-ceived into the church by baptism. About three hours before he died he received communion and observed feet-washing. We believe that our brother is not dead but living. He leaves two sisters to mourn their loss. Services by Henry Shaum and Noah Metzler.
OBERHOLTZER.-On the 13th of August 1890, in Delaware Twp., Juniata Co.; Pa., of brain fever, Bro. Menno Oberholtzer, aged 28 years, and 4 months. He was a member of the old Mennonite church, and leaves a widow and three children. He was buried in the Dela-ware grave-yard where a large concourse of friends assembled to pay the last tribute of love. Services by William Graybill and John S. Kurtz. Text, John 16: 33.
WEAVER.-On the 24th of July 1890, at Mount Clinton, Rockingham county, Va., of apoplexy and paralysis, Sister Mary A. Weaver, wife of Sem S. Weaver, aged 38 years, 4 mos., and 9 days. She was one who believed in and advocated strongly the doctrine of nonconformity to the world and often spoke against pride to her children and pointed them to humility, not to conform to the world, but to be clothed with modesty, of which she was an example. She was buried at Mt. Clinton on the 25th. Services by Daniel S. Heatwole and Christian Good, from Matt. 24: 44.--"Therefore be ye also ready."
SHAFER.-On the 26th of August, in Upper Yoder twp., Cambria county, Pa., Jesse Shafer, aged 2 years, 2 months and 29 days. Buried on the 28th. Services by W. A. Rieninger.
HAIN.-On the 7th of June, in Snyder Co., Pa., Elias Hain, aged 72 years, 3 m. Buried on the 9th. Services by Thomas Graybill, from Heb. 9: 27.
YIDERS.-On the 26th of June, in Juniata Co., Pa., Libby Anna Yiders, aged 2 yrs., 5 m., 27 d. Funeral services by Thomas Graybill, and Elias Landis, from John 14: 4.
BRUBACHER.-On the 14th of July, in Sny-der county, Pa., of consumption, Mary, daughter of Joseph and Anna Brubacher, aged 31 years. Buried on the 16th in the old Mennonite burying-ground. Services by Thomas Graybill and Jacob Weaver from John 16:33.
KRAMER.-On the 20th of August, in Sny-der Co., Pa. of palsy, Mary, wife of William Kramer, aged 63 years, 3 m. Buried on the 22d in Fremont. Services by Thomas Graybill, Solomon Graybill and William Burky, from Heb. 4: 9.
ESBENSHADE.--On the 16th of August, near Strasburg, Lancaster Co., Pa., of congestion of the brain, Edith, daughter of Adam and Annie Esbenshade, aged 5 mos., and 28 days. Funeral services by Abraham Brubaker and Elias Groff.
"Weep not for little Edith,
Her spirit now has fled;
She sweetly sleeps with Jesus,
Among the silent dead:
Her little crib is empty,
Her playthings laid aside,
And loving hearts are weeping
For our little pet that died."
BURKHOLDER.-On the 22d of August, 1890, near Canal Dover, Tuscarawas Co., O., of the infirmities of old age, George Burkholder, aged 82 years, 4 months and 21 days. Deceased was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., and emigrated with his parents in his infancy to Dover Twp., Tuscarawas county, Ohio, where he resided until his death. He leaves an aged widow, and nine children to mourn his de-parture. Funeral on the 24th from the Union church where a large concourse of neighbors and friends were assembled to pay the last tribute of respect to a departed friend and neighbor. Services by Henry Kilmer, Michael Horst and Adam Kornhaus, from Mark 13: 35-37.
Transcribed by Nancy Regan, Washington.