Herald of Truth Obituaries - February, 1891

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HERALD OF TRUTH , Vol. XXVIII, No. 3, February 1, 1891 ­ p. 46, 47

YODER. ­ On the 22d of Dec. 1890, near Belleville, Mifflin Co., Pa., after a lingering illness, Leah, wife of Samuel K. Yoder, aged 53 years and 9 days. Funeral services on the 24th by Bishop Nathan Yoder.

KAUFFMAN. On the 12th of Jan. 1891, near Garden City, Cass Co., Mo., Jacob Kauffman, aged 60 years, 2 months and 2 days. Interment in the Clearfork cemetery. Funeral services by Joseph Byler and the writer. His first wife was Fanny Kenagy, daughter of Pre. John Kenagy. She died May 20th 1871. His second wife was Leanna Lehman, born in Somerset Co., Pa., Dec. 28th 1846. He leaves a widow and 7 children to mourn their loss. --J. C. KENAGY.

GERBER. ­ On the 8th of Jan. 1891, near Walnut Creek, Holmes Co., O., Jacob Gerber, aged 68 years, 10 months and 12 days. He was born Feb. 26th, 1822, married Rose Kuhns, by whom he had 4 children one died in infancy. She died Sept., 10th, 1858. His second wife was Rachel Hattery, whom he married April 9th, 1865, and with whom he had 5 children. He was a member of the Amish Mennonite church. Services at the Walnut Creek church by E. Mast and Nobertius Sproll, of Miami Co., Ind., from Heb. 9: 27.

KAUFMANN. ­ On the 19th of Dec. 1890, near Arcadia, Hamilton Co., Ind., Katie, daughter of J. S. and Elizabeth Kauffman, aged 30 years, 3 months and 1 day. Buried on the 21st. Services by B. Newlite, from Rev. 14: 13.

MISHLER. ­ On the 13th of Jan. 1891, in Newbury Twp., Lagrange Co., Ind., Allen, son of John and Amanda Mishler, aged 11 months and 21 days. Buried on the 14th, services by Jonathan Troyer and Joseph D. Miller.

GARDNER. ­ On the 3d of Jan., in Holmes Co., Ohio, of typhoid fever, Ludwig Gardner, aged 41 years, 7 months and 28 days. He was born in Berne, Switzerland, and married Eliz. Roshang, May 13th, 1867. He was the father of 6 children, 5 of whom survive him. He was a member of the Amish Mennonite church. Services in the Walnut Creek M. H., by I. A. Miller and A. Mast, from Heb. 9: 27, 28.

MILLER. ­ On Jan 2d. 1891, in Clinton Twp., Elkhart Co., Ind., of consumption, Albert, only child of Jeremiah and Lucy Miller, aged 1 year and 9 months. This early departure caused much sorrow to the parents, but may they realize that their loss is little Albert's eternal gain. Buried on the 3d, at the Union Chapel. Services by D. J. Johns, from Eccl. 9: 10.

WELTY. ­ On the 4th of Jan. 1891, near Clay City, Clay Co., Ind., David Welty, aged 56 years, 1 month and 24 days. The deceased was born in Tuscarawas Co., Ohio, Nov. 11th, 1834, and married Martha Jane Tipton, Sept. 25th, 1862. He was the father of two daughters, Lucinda R. and Mary E. The latter preceded him to the spirit world. May God comfort the bereaved widow and friends.

NETTROWER. ­ On the 20th of Dec. 1890, near Terryton, Finney Co., Kansas, Hattie, youngest daughter of J. M. and Sophia Nettrower, aged 1 year, 2 months and 22 days. Hattie and her brother had been out playing while their mother was cleaning house. The children came in unnoticed by the mother, until her attention was arrested by the cries of Hattie, who had swallowed some of the lye. Hattie suffered much to within thirty minutes of her death. Services by M. W. Shank and ____ Greathouse, from the words: "Weep not for me," Luke 23: 28.

WHISTLER. ­ On the 12th of November, near Hanover, York Co., Pa., about 14 hours after the birth of her tenth child, Elizabeth wife of Pre. Martin Whistler, aged 42 years. She gave a bright hope of acceptance with God. May God sanctify this affliction to the sorrowing friends.

KING. ­ On the 4th of Jan., in Wayne Co., Ohio, of heart disease, Jacob King, aged 79 years, 7 months and 16 days. He was born May 18th, 1811, in Freiburg, Baden, Germany, emigrated to Wayne Co., Ohio, in 1832, and married Rebecca Zook, in 1835, with whom he lived to the time of her death in 1882. He was the father of 9 children, 8 of whom survive him, 41 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Bro. King was a deacon in the Amish Mennonite church for many years. He was buried on the 6th at the Oak Grove church. Services by D. Z. Yoder and Reuben Shroyer, from 2 Tim. 4: 7, 8.

SCHWARTZENDRUBER. ­ On the 3d of July 1890, near Amish, Johnson Co., Iowa, wife of Henry P. Schwartzendruber, aged 25 years and 15 days. She was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite church. She leaves her husband and two daughters to mourn her early departure. Services on the 5th by C. J. Miller and N. D. Yoder, from Rom. 8: 1 ­ 27.

MAST. ­ On the 13th of Jan. 1891, in Walnut Creek Twp., Holmes Co., Ohio, Bro. Jonathan E. Mast, aged 43 years, 4 months and 20 days. He leaves his deeply bereaved wife and 6 children to mourn his early departure, yet they mourn not as those who have no hope. He had given his heart to his Savior in his youth. Funeral services by David D. Troyer, from John 5, and by Moses J. Miller, from Thess. 4.

SECHLER. ­ On Jan. 14th, near Keim, Pa., of lung troubles, Sister Catharine Sechler, aged 49 years, 8 months and 18 days. She leaves a second husband with a number of step-children and three fatherless children. Buried January 16th, in the St. Paul churchyard. Services at the house by D. H. Bender, at the church by J. M. Evans, H. H. Blauch and D. H. Bender, Text 2 Cor. 12: 9.

PETERSHEIM. ­ On the 18th of Dec., 1890, near Aurora, Preston Co., West Va., of pneumonia, Sister Lydia C. Petersheim, after an illness of only five days, aged 58 years, 5 months and 2 days. This is a heavy affliction to Bro. Petersheim and family, but their loss is her eternal gain. She was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite church. Her remains were laid to rest near Aurora, W. Va. Services by Daniel Beachy and P. Miller.

KAUFFMAN. ­ January 9th, near Petersburg, Lancaster Co., Pa., of consumption, Sister Amanda B., wife of Bro. Reuben Kauffman, aged 22 years, 9 months and 23 days. Funeral on the 12th. Text: Rev. 7: 16, 17. Buried at the Petersburg meeting-house. A large congregation assembled to prove the esteem in which the beloved Sister was held, and to sympathize with the bereaved husband and family. Sister Kauffman became a member of the Mennonite church during her sickness. She was a very kind and peaceable nature from childhood up. Peace to her ashes.

HOUGENDOBLER. ­ Jan. 9th, near Rohrerstown, Lancaster Co., Pa., of apoplexy, Sister Elizabeth Hougendobler, aged 66 years, 3 months and 1 day. Funeral on the 13th. Text: Rev. 22: 12 ­ 14. Buried in the Silver Spring cemetery. Sister Hougendobler was a faithful member of the Mennonite church. Some of her children manifested their tender love for their dear mother.

ZOOK. ­ On the 7th of Dec. 1890, in Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., of cancer of the stomach, David Zook, aged 47 years, 9 months and 2 days. He had been sickly for a long time, and the last six weeks was confined to his bed. He leaves a wife and six children and many friends to mourn their loss. Yet they do not mourn as those who have no hope, for he longed for that rest which is promised to all righteous souls. Funeral services by Benjamin Fisher and Eli Zook.

SCHROCK. ­ On the 9th of Dec. 1890, near Honeyville, Lagrange Co., Ind., John Schrock, aged 79 years, 5 months and 25 days, after an illness of six weeks of typhoid fever. He was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite church. Services at the house by Bish. Bontrager and Pre. Abr. Troyer.

SCHROCK. ­ On the 8th of Jan. 1891, near Honeyville, Lagrange Co., Ind., Gertrude, widow of the late John Schrock, aged 76 years, 11 months and 14 days. They leave 1 daughter, 3 sons, 29 grandchildren, and 24 great-grandchildren to mourn their departure, but not as those who have no hope. Services by Bish. Bontrager and Pre. M. Bontrager.

Dear children, do not grieve for us,
While we are in eternity,
But be content, and trust in God,
And you'll receive a great reward.

Weep not for us since 'til in vain,
In heaven we hope to meet again.
Where we can then together be,
Forever in eternity.

MAST. ­ On the 15th of Jan., in Bratton Twp., Mifflin Co., Pa., Joel Mast, aged 86 years and 29 days.

ESHLEMAN. ­ On the 12th of Jan., near Shiremanstown, Cumberland Co., Pa., Flora E., oldest daughter of Reuben and Mary Eshleman, aged 8 years and 8 days. Services by Benjamin F. Zimmerman and Henry Weber.

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.

WELTY. ­ On the 4th of Jan., in Clay Co., Ind., after an illness of 24 hours of heart disease, David Welty, aged 56 years. He leaves a wife and daughter to mourn their loss. Services and burial at the Sink school-house. The bereaved family have the sympathy of friends and relatives.

SILVIOUS. ­ On the 22d of Dec., 1890, near Forestville, Shenandoah Co., Va., William Silvious, aged 44 years, 5 months and 20 days. He was received into the church on the 1st of Dec. 1890, and expressed a hope for the glory world. Services by Abm. Shenk, from Phil. 3: 10 ­ 14.

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SCHWARZENDRUBER. - On the 1st of Jan. 1891, in Iowa City, Iowa, Joseph L. Schwarzendruber, in his 63rd year. He had been poorly the last 8 years. He was a member of the old Amish church for forty years, and was buried at the Upper Deer Creek meeting-house. His wife, 14 children and 19 grandchildren remain to mourn their loss. He was an esteemed neighbor, a loving father and a faithful husband. Services by J. F. Schwarzendruber, and John and Elias Borntrager of Indiana.

ZEISET. - On the 21st of Jan., at Groveland, Woodford Co., Ill., of Paralysis, Samuel Zeiset, aged 61 years and 8 months. He left home well as usual on the 17th for Groveland, where he attended meetings a few days. On the evening of the 20th he took sick and by the next morning he was a corpse. His remains were taken to Roanoke by rail on the 22d and on the day following, interred in the Amish graveyard near Roanoke. The deceased was esteemed by all who knew him. His wife and 4 grown children survive him, but they need not mourn as those who have no hope. Services by Chr. Egly, Peter Hostettler and Em. Hartman, from Ps. 39, Phil. 1:20, 21, Math. 24:44.

RUPP. - On the 1st of Jan., in Perth Co., Ont., Mary (maiden name Kaufman) wife of Chr. Rupp, aged 37 years. She was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite church. She leaves her husband and 7 children to mourn her early departure. Services on the 4th at the Poole church by Jacob Wagler and Joseph Gerber.

RUPP. - On the 11th of Jan. in Perth Co., Ont., Catharine, widow of Joseph Rupp, aged 86 years. The deceased was about 70 years a member of the Amish church. Services on the 14th at the Poole church by Chr. Zehr and Jacob Wagler.

HOLDEMAN. - On the 21st of Nov. 1890, in Bucks Co., Pa., Barbara (maiden name Gottschall), wife of Abr. Holdeman, aged 74 years, 1 month and 22 days. She suffered for some time of cancer in the stomach, but bore every affliction with Christian patience. Her husband and six children mourn their loss. Services on the 25th, by John Walter, Henry Rosenberger, Sam. Godshalk and Isaac Rickert. Text, Phil 1:21.

MYERS. - On the 19th of Jan., near Springfield, Bucks Co., Pa., Henry Myers, aged 79 years, 8 months and 29 days. An aged widow, 4 daughters, 25 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren mourn their loss. Buried at the Springfield meeting-house on the 23d, where many assembled.

MYERS. - On the 2d of Jan., at Plumstead, Buck Co., Pa., Susanna, wife of Abel Myers, aged 51 years, 8 months and 10 days. Buried at Dublin on the 7th.

O! mother dear, we miss thee here,
Thy vacant place, we see,
We feel our loss, we shed a tear,
Longing with thee to be.

MYERS. - On the 4th of Jan., near Plumstead, Pa., Nora M. daughter of John A. and Mary Myers, aged 2 years and 2 months. Buried at Deep Run.

Little Nora is at rest
In heaven supremely blest,
Awaits our safe arrival there
To be with her in heaven an heir.

WISMER. - On the 22d of Jan., near Plumstead, Pa., Barbara Wismer, aged 81 years, 7 months and 20 days. Buried at Deep Run on the 28th. Services by S. Gross, S. Godshalk and I. Gross.

KROUT. - On the 24th of Jan., near Bedminster, Pa., Elizabeth (maiden name Kinsey), wife of John A. Krout, aged 71 years and 6 months. Buried at the Deep Run (Brick) meeting-house. Services by S. Godshalk and A. M. Fretz.

ERB. - On the 12 of Jan., near Thurman, Col., Daniel, son of M. and Catharine Erb, aged 4 months and 24 days. Buried on the 13th in the Amish Mennonite cemetery, near Thurman, Col. Services by Jos. Schrock, Jos. Schlegel and Jacob Roth.

WEIDMAN. - On the 27th of Jan., near Markham, York Co., Ont., Barbara, widow of the late Samuel Weidman, aged 67 years, 6 months and 7 days. She was buried on the 29th at Weidman's meeting house, where many friends and relatives assembled.

O! what hath Jesus brought for me,
Before my ravished eyes,
Rivers of life, divine I see,
And trees of Paradise.

I see a world of spirits bright,
Who taste the pleasure there;
They all are robed in spotless white,
And conquering palms they bear.

SCHWARTZENTRUBER. - On the 4th of July 1890, in Berks Co., Pa., Peter Schwartzentruber, aged 71 years. He was a member of the Amish Mennonite church. His seat was seldom vacant in the meetings so long as he could go. Funeral services by Gideon and Christian Stultzfusz.

CLEMENS. - On the 27th of Jan., 1891, in Allegan Co., Mich., Levi Clemens, aged 64 years. Buried in the Leighton cemetery on the 29th. Bro. Clemens had a stroke of palsy, about six years ago, by which he lost the use of the left side of his body. For the last six months he was entirely helpless. He bore the affliction with Christian patience. When asked how he was, he replied, "O, all is well, the Lord wills it thus, for He lets no evil befall His children." He leaves a widow and three sons to mourn their loss. Lord bless and comfort them. Services by Elder Haller, and C. Wenger.

MILLER. - On the 19th of Jan., near Masonville, Lancaster Co., Pa., Abram, son of B.K. and Mary Miller, aged 4 years, 8 months and 26 days. The child was sick only about 18 hours of membranous croup. Services at the Mennonite church near Masonville, by Pre. Benj. Lehman in German, and Pre. J.K. Brubaker in English, from Jer. 31: 3.

"Leaf by leaf the roses fall,
Drop by drop the springs run dry;
One by one beyond recall,
Loved ones say farewell and die.

But the roses bloom again,
And the springs will gush anew;
So in Eden's fairer clime,
Brighter scenes we soon shall view."

GINGERICH. - On the 31st of Dec., 1890, in Mt. Joy, Lancaster Co., of membranous croup, Bara S., daughter of C. S. and Emma Gingerich, aged 6 years, 4 months and 20 days.

Our Bara dear has gone,
To her eternal rest;
Amid the heavenly throng,
She'll be forever blest.

Her suffering now is o,er;
Her warfare now is ended;
We shall see her here no more;
To God her soul ascended.

With saints and angels there,
She can praise the Lord her king;
The great reward she'll share,
And the heavenly anthems sing.

NUNNEWITZ. - On the 5th of Nov. 1890, in Philadelphia, Pa., of Enteritis, Lizzie Nunnewitz, aged 16 years, 5 months and 28 days. She was buried on the 9th at the Rockhill church, where many friends assembled with her for the last time.

ALDERFER. - In Telford, Pa., on the 14th of Nov. 1890, suddenly of heart disease, Sarah Alderfer, aged 52 years, 8 months and 28 days. Many friends followed her to her resting-place at Rockhill on the 18th.

GROFF. - On the 30th of Nov. 1890, near Telford, Bucks Co., Pa., of scarlet fever, Elsie Groff, aged 9 years, 3 months and 29 days.

MUSSLEMAN. - On the 9th of Dec., 1890, in Souderton, Montgomery Co., Pa., of consumption, Anna Mussleman (maiden name Kulp), aged 25 years, 1 month and 25 days. She confessed Christ during her sickness. She leaves her parents, husband, son, a brother and sister to mourn her early departure. Buried on the 14th in the Souderton graveyard.

SHELLY. - On the 18th of Dec. 1890, near Lawndale, Bucks Co., Pa., suddenly of heart disease, Barbara, wife of Jonas Shelly, aged 71 years, 3 months and 13 days. She retired with her husband as well as usual in the evening, but about 3 o,clock in the morning he found her cold and lifeless by his side. Alas! What is our life! She was buried at Rockhill on the 21st. Services by M. Moyer and Abel Horning. Text: "Watch and pray."

BEAN. - On the 17th of Dec. 1890, in Hilltown, Bucks Co., Pa., of pleurisy, John B. Bean, aged 51 years, 1 month and 16 days. He was a faithful brother in the church and was highly esteemed by the community. He was laid to rest on the 22d at Rockhill. Text: Isa. 38:1.

RENNER. - On the 19th of Dec. 1890, in Hatfield, Montgomery Co., Pa., of heart disease, very suddenly, Julian Renner, aged 58 years, 4 months and 16 days. She was buried on the 25th at the Leidy church. Text: Isa. 40:1.

FREDERICK. - On the 25th of Dec. 1890, in Souderton, Montgomery Co., Pa., of dropsy of the heart, Hannah Frederick, aged 73 years, 9 months and 6 days. Services on the 29th in the Rockhill church, by Josiah Clemmer and A. Horning, from the text, "Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God." Isa. 40: 1.

ALDERFER. - On the 28th of Dec. 1890, in Souderton, Montgomery Co., Pa., of pleurisy and dropsy, Abraham S. Alderfer, aged 55 years and 2 months. He was buried in the Franconia graveyard, on the 1st of Jan. 1890 in the presence of many mourners. Text: Heb. 4:9.

GROFF. - On the 30th of Dec., 1890, in Sellersville, Bucks Co., Pa., of typhoid fever, Jacob N. Groff, aged 66 years, 5 months and 22 days. He was buried at Rockhill, on the 3d of Jan. Text: 2 Cor. 5: 1 - 5.

KAUFFMAN. - On the 24th of Nov., 189, near Stony Brook, York Co., Pa., of the infirmities of old age, Sister Susanna Kauffman, aged 83 years, 7 months and 5 days. She was buried on the 27th at Witmer's meeting-house. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite church for a long time. Her place at meeting was seldom vacant. She longed for a higher and better life. Text John 17:3.

WEAVER. - On the 12th of Jan., 1901, in Elkhart Co., Ind., Joseph, infant son of Emanuel and Mattie Weaver, aged 11 months. Buried on the 13th in the Christian Miller burying ground. Services in the Townline Amish church by A. S. Cripe and Christian Miller, from 1 Peter 1: 24. Little did the father think when in the morning he left his smiling baby to go to his work for the day, that he would return before night to see his dear boy a lifeless corpse. Neither did the mother think, when she took up her darling off the floor to replace it on a blanket near the stove, that death was so near to claim her precious child, but in a few moments he was no more. Thus we see that we are never too young to die. This should be another warning for us to be on our guard, that death will not overtake us as a thief in the night.

Little Josie was lent,
But not given;
He budded on earth,
But bloometh in heaven.

STAUFFER. - Near Shepherdstown, Cuberland Co., Pa., Jan 4th, 1891, Harry J., son of Jacob Stuaffer, aged 17 years, 6 months and 17 days. Buried on the 7th at State Hill, where many relatives and friends gathered to sympathize with the parents in their sad bereavement. Text Rom. 6:23.

TROYER. - On the 8th of Oct. 1890, in Elkhart Co., Ind., Anna, widow of the late Levi Troyer, aged 71 years, 11 months 8 days. Her maiden name was Mishler. She was born in Pennsylvania Oct. 30th, 1818, and was married to Levi Troyer, with whom she lived in matrimony for 53 years and was the mother of three sons and six daughters. The husband and one son died previous to her. She had 44 grandchildren, six of whom are dead, and 6 great-grandchildren, one being dead. On the 15th of August 1890, while she and her husband were on their way to Middlebury, their carriage was caught by the locomotive. Her husband was instantly killed, and she was seriously hurt. She was in an unconscious state for three weeks, after the accident happened. She seemed to bear her sufferings with great patience until it pleased _?_ to call her home. We have reason to believe that she has gone to her home above. She was buried on the 9th of Oct. 1890, funeral services by David S. Kauffman. She was a member of the (old) Amish church.

Gone before us, O our mother
To the spirit land;
Vainly look we for another
In thy place to stand.

Transcriber's Note: Cannot read the word/s in text where "_?_" is found in typing.

DETWEILER. - On the 25th of Jan. 1891, near East Bank, Lawrence Co., Pa., Samuel, son of Jacob and Mary Detweiler, aged 6 years, 2 months and 1 day. Buried on the 27th. Services by Jonas Byler, from John 5: 25 - 29; Rev. 21.

DEARDORFF. - On the 21st of October A. D. 1890, Hanover, York Co., Pa., Mary Deardorff, aged 79 years, 9 months and 7 days, after an illness of six weeks. She fell and broke her hip bone. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite church from her youth. Services by Bish. Daniel Shank and Pre. Samuel Myers. She was buried at Bairs, Mennonite church near Hanover.

REIFF. - January 18th, in Norriton township, Montgomery Co., Pa., Sarah Reiff, aged 70 years, 3 months and 14 days. Interment on the 23d, at the Methacton Mennonite meeting-house in Worcester township. W. S. Anders, Jacob Loux and Jacob B. Mensch officiated at the house and C. B. Allebach, Isaac Rickert and H. K. Wismer at the meeting-house.

SHAUM. - On the 7th of Feb. 1891, in Wakarusa, Ind., Charles Vernon Shaum, aged 3 years, 7 months and 5 days. He was buried at the Olive M. H. on the 9th, where services were held by George Lambert and John F. Funk, from Mark 10: 13 - 16. This affliction is an especially sad one from the fact that it was the only remaining child of the family. They had two children; one having died before, and now the sad messenger came to their home again and took this one also. May God comfort these sorrowing hearts and lead them near to Jesus, so that the now broken household may be reunited where there will be no more parting.

"I take these little lambs," said He,
"And lay them on my breast;
Protection they shall find in me,
In me be ever blest."

MUMAW. - On the 2d of February, in Donegal, Lancaster Co., of old age, Sister Catharine Mumaw, wid. Aged 81 years and 4 days. Funeral on the 5th. Text Phil. 1: 21. Buried at Kraybill's meeting-house. Sister Mumaw was a faithful member of the Mennonite church. She felt a deep interest in the welfare of her family.

ROTH. - On the 1st of February, near Thurman, Arapahoe Co., Colo., Daniel, son of Daniel and Susanna Roth, aged 19 days. He was buried on the 2d at the Amish Mennonite graveyard. Services by Joseph Schrack, Joseph Schlegel and Jacob Roth.

SUMMER. - On the 2rth of Jan. 1891, near Metamora, Woodford Co., Ill., Peter, son of Christian and Pheobe Summer. Peter came to his death in the following way. He took a double-barreled shot-gun and went out after supper to shoot some rabbits which he had seen about the garden, but not seeing them again he soon returned, and while in the act of hanging up his gun it accidentally dropped down, discharging one barrel, the load passing through his leg a little above the knee. He called for help, saying that someone had shot him, not knowing that it came from his own gun. Several physicians were summoned, and the leg was amputated, but owing to the loss of blood, death came to his relief about 14 hours after the accident. Peter was just growing up to manhood a few months over 18 years old, and as a great many young people do he had neglected the most important work; but God in his infinite love, instead of taking him away in a moment, gave him a few hours time to make peace with him. Another warning to all that live without peace with God and outside the borders of his holy Zion. Funeral services were held on the 27th at the Menamora church, it being filled to its utmost capacity. Services in German by Jos. Rediger, of Gridley, from Luke 12: 35 - 38, and in English by E. M. Hartman, from 1 Peter 1: 24, 25.

MISHLER. - On the 4th of Oct. 1890, in Cherokee Co., Kansas, Bish. Michael Mishler, aged 79 years and 6 months. Our aged bishop's death came very suddenly. He was out walking when he sank down and died almost instantly. He had been afflicted for about 11 years and was unable to attend to his pastorial duties; still he continued to admonish earnestly both old and young to prepare to meet their God. He was a faithful worker in the church, and was very patient in all his afflictions, and resigned himself to the will of God, often expressing a desire to be with Christ. Funeral on the 6th at the Neutral Schoolhouse, where many friends and relatives assembled to pay their last tribute of love to the departed brother. Services by A. B. Lichenwalter. May God comfort the aged sister and surviving family with the assurance that their loss is our brother's gain.

BAEHLER. - On the 29th of January 1891, in Holmes Co., Ohio, Vernie May, daughter of L. J. and Anna Baehler, aged 1 year and 18 days. Buried in the Walnut Creek cemetery. Funeral services by I. A. Miller and David Beachy, from Luke 8: 52, and Luke 18: 15, 16.

"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 has recalled,
The boon he gave in love;
And though the body slumber's here,
The soul is safe above."

WIDEMAN. - On the 27th of January, 1891, in Markham, York Co., Ontario, Sister Barbara Hisey, widow of the late Samuel Wideman, aged 67 years, 6 months, and 7 days. Buried on the 29th in Wideman's graveyard. A large congregation assembled to sympathize with the bereft family and pay the last tribute of respect to the beloved sister. Funeral discourses were delivered by Samuel Hoover, Jr. Who made a few remarks from Heb. 4: 9. "There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God." And Samuel Hoover, Sen., from Rev. 21: 4. "Peace to her ashes."

Now rest, dear aged Mother, rest,
From all thy labor free:
Thy pains shall thee no more molest,
To all eternity.

STAUFFER. - On the 1st of February 1891, near Milford Seward Co., Nebraska, daughter of Jacob and Phoebe Stauffer, aged 1 year and 24 days. Buried in the Amish Mennonite cemetery. Services by Joseph Shlegel from Mark 10: 13, and Joseph Gascho from Heb. 11: 1 -10.

LIECHTY. - On the 20th of Jan. 1891, near Orrville, Wayne Co., Ohio, Fanny, wife of John Liechty, died January 17th, 1891, aged 38 years, 3 months and 9 days. She was a beloved sister in the Amish Mennonite church and a kind mother. She leaves a husband and 8 children to mourn their loss. Her remains were laid to rest in the Oak Grove graveyard. Services were conducted by D. J. Yoder and Jonathan Kurtz from Rev. 14: 13. Peace to her ashes.

Transcribed by Terri Harper, Utah


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