Herald of Truth Obituaries - January, 1891

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Herald of Truth, Vol. XXVIII, No. 1, JANUARY 1, 1891, Pages 14,15

OBITUARY

DAVID REIFF.-Died in Cearfoss, Washington Co., Md., on the 12 th of Dec., 1890, aged 92 years and 11 days. He was buried on the 16 th, at Reiff's church, where many friends assembled to pay the last tribute of respect to one who was considered a guide-post through the changing scenes of life; both in spiritual and temporal things. The funeral services were conducted by Adam Bear and Ben. Lesher in English and Peter Wadel in German. Text, Gen. 47:8,9. The deceased was the father of eleven children (four sons and seven daughters). His wife and six children preceded him. Those surviving are five daughters, twenty-eight grand-children, forty-three great grand-children and 3 great great grand-children. Grand father's death was due to an exhausted condition, resulting from old age, having grown feeble in the last few years he met his end in peaceful sleep. He was for many years afflicted with cancer at times suffering intensely in connection with other ailments. We have reason to believe he often could have said with Job of old, "My soul is weary of life." But he patiently endured all, ever comforting himself with the blessed hope, that our light affliction which is but for a moment, works for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory. So when we realize the purpose of life, we are impressed with the humble thought expressed by the Psalmist, " Man in his best estate is altogether vanity."

He's gone! He's gone, his race is run,
The pains and trials are all done;
O God! do thou , help us prepare,
To meet grandfather over there,
O may that cherished hope entwine,
The portal of the ethereal clime,
But! thou O God knowest best,
Where the wandering souls do rest
BY A GRAND-SON.

DIED

KURTZ.-Near Martinsburg, Blair Co., Pa., Nov. 1, 1890, Magdalena, widow of Abraham Kurtz, aged 81 years and 17 days, after being confined to her room for eleven months with dropsy. She bore her afflictions without a murmur, as only Christians can bear. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite church for twenty years and more. Funeral services in the Snyder church by Bishop Herman and Pre. Abraham Snyder, from 1 Jn. 5:24.

REIDIGER.-On the 10 th of December, near Thurman, Arapahoe Co., Colo., son of Chr. and Elizabeth Rediger, aged 7 years, 10 months and 17 days. He was buried on the 11 th, at the Amish Mennonite church. Services by Jos. Schrack and Joseph Schlegel.

SCHANTZ.-On the 7 th of December, near Berlin, Ontario, of croup, Lydia, daughter of Bro. and Sister Wendell E. and Nancy Schantz, aged 5 years, 10 months and 17 days. Funeral services by Noah Stauffer and Daniel Wismer, at Berlin, from John 14:2 and James 4:14, after which the remains of the little one were laid to rest at Latschaw's meeting house near Manheim. Little Lydia was a bright little girl. She attended the Sunday school at Berlin. Just a little while before she died she asked her brothers and sisters to sing a hymn she had learned in Sunday school, "Home Bells are Ringing." This was her favorite hymn. God bless the bereaved parents, brothers, sisters, and her many friends.

HOOVER.-On the 14 th of December, 1890, near Selkirk, Ontario, of erysipelas Mabel, daughter of Leonard and Martha Hoover, aged 8 months and 9 days. She suffered much pain during her sickness of four and on half days. She died within three days of four months after her father. She leaves a mother, three sisters and seven brothers to mourn her early departure. She was buried on the 15 th. Funeral service preached by Isaac Rittenhouse.

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.

My brothers do not mourn for me,
In heaven I hope you all to see,
Where parting words are heard no more,
But dwell fore'er on Cannan's shore.

Dear sisters do not grieve for me,
While I am in eternity,
But be content and trust in God,
And you'll receive a great reward.

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.
BY HER SISTER.

YODER.-On Dec. 15 th, 1890, near Mount Tabor, Champaign Co., Ohio, Christie A., son of Jonathan and Malinda Yoder, aged 4 years, 5 months and 24 days. Funeral occurred on the 17 th; services conducted by Rev. --- Miller, in the English language, and David Plank, in the German.

HUNSBURGER.-On the 6 th of November, in South Cayuga, Haldimand Co., Ont., Henry Hunsburger, in the 80 th year of his age. He was born in Bucks Co., Pa., in 1811, moved to Ontario in 1834, united with the Mennonite church 57 years ago, and was deacon in the same about 40 years. He always faithfully discharged his duties. Services by I. Rittenhouse and C. Gayman.

HEATWOLE.-On Nov. the 8 th in Augusta county, Va., suddenly of bronchitis and lung trouble, Jesse Harron, youngest son of Anthony and Betty Heatwole, aged 1 year 9 months and 18 days. Buried at Spring Dale church, where funeral services were conducted by Isaac Grove, Joseph Hershberger, and J. R. Hildebrand , from Acts 7:59. Little Jesse was a very bright child, the choice of the flock, but God called the little jewel home to his eternal rest in the arms of Jesus.

Jesse dear is gone to rest,
And is numbered with the blest;
Parents do prepare to meet-
There your little lamb to greet.

There will be no parting there,
In that happy, happy land,
Where you can together can be ,
Forever in eternity;
And with those who've gone before,
Praise the Lord forevermore.

KURTZ.-On the 28 th of November, in Union Co., Pa., Hannah Kurtz, aged 68 years.

BECK.-On the 17 th of November, 1890, in Arkansas Co., Ark., of swamp fever, Pre. Jonathan Beck, aged 33 years, 1 month and 6 days. He complained for about 2 months, but took no medicine. He was about three miles from home, when he became so ill that he could barely reach home, and forty-one hours atferward the Lord called him away. He was a faithful worker in the ministry for nearly four years. He leaves his deeply bereaved wife and four children, besides a large circle of friends and acquaintances here in Arkansas, to mourn his death, yet they mourn not as those who have no hope. His parents and other brothers and sisters live in Fulton Co., Ohio. They were telegraphed for, but being delayed for twenty-three hours in Reno, he was already buried when they arrived. On the 8 th of December they started homeward in company of the bereaved widow and her children. We trust they reached their home safely. This is a heavy blow upon this neighborhood. Last Spring Pre. Daniel Roth was killed by lightning; now Bro. Beck has also been taken from us, and there is but one ministering brother, Bish. Jacob Yoder, left with us. Bro. Beck's remains were laid to rest on the 19 th of November. Funeral services by Jacob Yoder.

BUERKI.-On the 9 th of December, near Tiskilwa, Bureau Co., Ill, of the infirmities of old age, Bro. John Buerki, aged 78 years 5 months and 16 days. He was buried on the 11 th in the Amish Mennonite graveyard in Indiantown. Funeral services by Jos. Buercky and Chr. Zehr, and Peter Ropp, of Tazewell Co. Bro. Buerki leaves his companion, one daughter and two grandchildren, and many warm friends to mourn his departure. He was a faithful follower of Christ. His place at meeting was never empty so long as he was able to go. He departed in peace.

SHREINER.-On the 12 th of December, 1890, in Elkhart Co., Ind., of liver complaint and paralysis, Barbara, wife of William Shreiner, aged 56 years, 11 months and 7 days. Her maiden name was Graff. She was resigned to her heavenly Father's will, and said to her husband a few days before her death, that her time was short, and that she hoped to meet her loved ones again beyond. She leaves a sorrowing husband and a son and a daughter and many dear relatives and friends to mourn her death. She was a member of the Mennonite church for a number of years. She was buried on the 14 th. Services by John F. Funk and martin Hoover, from Jn. 11: 25, 26. May God bless the sorrowing household, and bring them to put all their trust in Jesus, our savior.

AESCHELMAN.-On the 27 th of November, near Pettisville, Fulton Co., Ohio, Peter Aeschelman, aged 66 years, 9 months and 21 days. He went out into the woods with two of his sons, and as they were sawing down a tree, it split, fell backwards, and so seriously injured him that he lived only three hours after the accident occurred. He remained conscious to the last. This was a severe blow to the family, but they need not mourn as those who have no hope. Services by Jos. Egly, Daniel and Jos. Rupp, from John 11: 19-28.

HEISTAND.-On the 17 th of December, 1890, in Waterloo township, Waterloo Co., Ont., of paralysis, Sister Elizabeth Heistand, wife of Bro., George Heistand, aged 74 years, 7 months and 17 days. The dear Sister had been poorly for a number of years. About five weeks ago she had a slight attack of paralysis which made her helpless and on the evening of the 16 th she took her supper as usual and slept till 1 o'clock, when Brother Heistand spoke to her, but received no answer and at 3 o'clock her spirit took its flight. She was buried on the 19 th at the Eby church, Berlin, where a large assembly of relatives and friends met to sympathize with the dear Brother and family in their bereavement. The church militant has lost a consistent member, but we believe she has now joined the church Triumphant. The services were conducted by Moses Erb and the house and Samuel Bowman and Noah Stauffer at the church. From Eccl. 4:14 and 2 Cor. 5:1.

PLANK.-On the 2d of December, 1890, near Springfield, Mo., of consumption of the bowels, Fanny, wife of C. N. Plank, and daughter of S. W. Weaver and M. Weaver, of Elkhart Co., Ind., aged 37 years, 1 month and 9 days. She was buried at Hazelton cemetery on the 4 th. Services by Joseph Langston. The deceased was afflicted for quite a while. She was confined to her bed the last four weeks, during which time she suffered quite severely. She died in full hopes of meeting a redeeming Savior, with whom pleasure never ends, and trouble is not known. Her father and mother watched at her bedside during the last two weeks before her death. Deceased was born in Wayne Co., Ohio. While she was quite young, she and her parents moved to Elkhart Co., Ind., where on the 18 th of Dec., 1875, he was married to her surviving husband. The following year she and her husband moved to Greene Co., Mo., where they lived until her death. She was the mother of five children, three sons and two daughters. One son and one daughter preceded her to the grave. She leaves a sorrowing husband and on e daughter and two sons to mourn her loss, yet they mourn not as those that have no hope, their loss being her eternal gain. She was a faithful wife and affectionate mother.
Dearest sister, thou hast left us,
Here thy loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God that hath bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal.

Farewell my father, mother dear,
'Tis God's will that I leave you here,
Farewell husband and children dear,
Till we shall meet where Christ is near.

The world around me may rage and roar,
And lay in dust their sinful power,
But nothing can that soul affright,
Who lives for God, and walks aright.

Transcribed by: Joe Lawson, Oklahoma.

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Herald of Truth, Vol. XXVIII, No. 2, JANUARY 15, 1891, pages 29-31

Died

LABORDE.-On the 26 th of Dec, 1889, infant daughter of Richard and Sister Lizzie Laborde aged three weeks.

Sleep on, sweet child, thy dreamless sleep,
that knows no waking here on earth,
but far beyond the starry skies
we know thy home is with the blest.

HOFFER.-On the 7 th of Dec., near Churchtown, Cumberland Co., Pa., of Pneumonia, Samuel Hoffer, aged 63 years, 8 months and 16 days. Funeral on the 11 th. Text: Act 16:30. Buried in the Chestnut Hill Cemetery. A large congregation assembled to pay the last tribute of respect for the deceased and sympathize with the bereft widow.

METZGAR.-On the 30 th of Dec., near Silver Spring, Lancaster Co., Pa., of heart disease, Sister Mary Metzgar, aged 74 years, 9 months and 15 days. Funeral on Jan. 1 st, 1891. Text Matt 24:44. Buried at Petersburg Meeting House. A sorrowing husband mourns her departure.

EASTON.-On the 30 th of Dec., near Milton Grove, Lancaster Co., Pa., Gabriel S. Easton, aged 56 years, 10 months and 19 days. Funeral on Jan. 2 nd, 1891. Text: Matt 24:42, and Amos 4:12. Buried at "Strickler's" Meeting House. A large family mourns his death.

GINGERICH.-On the 31 st of Dec., 1890, in Mt. Joy, Lancaster Co., Pa., of membranous croup, Barbara S., daughter of Bro. and Sister Christian S. Gingerich, aged 6 years, 4 months and 20 days. Funeral on Jan. 3d. Text: Matt 19:13. Buried in the "Eberly" Cemetery. May the good Lord comfort the bereft parents.

HOLDEMAN.-On the 21 st of Nov. in New Britain twp., Bucks Co., Pa., of cancer of the stomach, Barbara, wife of Abraham Holdeman, aged 76 years, 1 month and 22 days. She was buried on the 25 th in the Doylestown burying-ground. Her maiden name was Gottshalk. Her first husband was Christian Meyers, who died many years ago. She was respected and beloved by all who knew her. She endured her sufferings and trials with patience, and we have reason to believe that she has passed from the sufferings of this earth to the rest of the children of God.

Asleep in Jesus, blessed sleep,
From which none ever wake to weep.
A calm and undisturbed repose,
Unbroken by the last of foes.

Asleep in Jesus, far from thee
Thy kindred and their graves may be,
But thine is still a blessed sleep
From which none ever wake to weep.

HENDRICKS.-On the 20 th of Dec., 1890, near Ustick, Whiteside Co., Ill., of consumption, Bro. Leonard Hendricks, aged 69 years, 6 months and 27 days. Funeral services were conducted on the 24 th by Bishop Henry Nice in the German, and Pre. John Nice in the English language, from Isaiah 38:1.

Our father dear has gone,
To his eternal rest,
Amid the heavenly throng
He'll be forever blest.

His suffering now is o'er,
His warfare now is ended.
We shall see him here no more.
To God his soul ascended.

With saints and angels there
He can praise the Lord his King;
The great reward he'll share,
And the heavenly anthems sing.

KAUFFMAN.-On the 25 th of Dec., 1890, in Wayne Co., Ohio, Sarah, widow of the late John Kauffman, aged 87 years and 18 days. Her maiden name was Troyer. Grandmother Kauffman was born in Pa., on the 7 th of Dec., 1803. She was married to John Kauffman on the 7 th of Sept, 1824; lived in matrimony forty years, and was the mother of 12 children, 6 sons and 6 daughters. The husband and 4 children died previous to her. She had 42 grandchildren, and 16 great grandchildren. About two weeks previous to her death, when alone in her room, she fell and broke her thigh bone, which caused her much pain, until it pleased God to remove her. We have reason to believe that she has gone to the bright world above. She was a member of the Amish Mennonite church, and was buried at the Paradise church on the 28 th. Funeral services by J. K. Yoder and D. Hostetler. Grandmother Kauffman, since about a year and a half ago did not know her near neighbors, nor at times her own family, but she always had her Savior in her mind, and would often repeat the following lines which the friends desired to have published with her death.

"Jetzt will ich nun schlafen ein,
Jesus in deinen Armen;
Dein Aufsicht soll die Decke sein.
Mein Lager dein Erbarmen,
Mein Kuessen deine Brust,
Mein Traunen diene suesze Lust;
O Jesu, Jesu da bist mein,
Und ich bin auch und bleibe dein."

SKEEN.-On the 30 th of Dec., 1890, in St. Joseph Co., Ind. Joseph, son of Floyd and Mollie Skeen, aged 21 days. Buried on New Year's day at North Union. Services by J. Burkholder. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of the friends and neighbors. Mat this dispensation of God's providence be the means to bring them closer to Him, so that they may say with the poet:

"Go to thy rest, fair child,
Go to thy dreamless bed;
While yet so gentle, undefiled,
With blessings on thy head."

HUNSBERGER.-On the 6 th of Jan., 1891, the funeral of Martha S. Hunsberger, late wife of Joseph Hunsberger, took place at her late residence in Worcester Twp., Montgomery Co., Pa., aged 34 years, 1 month and 14 dats. The funeral was so largely attended that both the house and church were more than filled. She was a member of the Mennonite church, and leaves a husband, two sons, one daughter, a father, mother, brother, sisters, and many others whose friendship she won by her affectionate love, to mourn her departure. Yet not without hope, for on her last hours she earnestly desired that those who stood around her couch should sing, "Jesus, lover of my soul," and when could not for weeping, she sang the first two stanzas herself, and later she wanted them to sing the hymn, "Asleep in Jesus," which one of the number did, and while her family with others were standing around weeping she said, "I am going to where my little boy is," who had gone as a little lamb to his Master's bosom. After reminding her children, as well as others present, to be faithful, so that they could meet in the eternal fold of God, she fell asleep.

Behold the western evening light,
It melts in deepening gloom;
So calmly Christians sink away,
Descending to the tomb.

EBY.-On the 21 st of Nov, 1890, near Leaman Place, Lancaster Co., Pa., of infirmities of old age, Sister Anna Eby, widow of Sem Eby, aged 79 years, 11 months and 29 days. For more than a year her mind had given away to old age. She was confined to her bed nearly six weeks when God saw fit to call her home. We need not mourn as those who have no hope, for we believe she has now gone to her long desired for home. She was a consistent member of the Mennonite church for many years, and was the mother of eleven children, ten sons and one daughter. Four sons have preceded her to the better world. She also leaves an aged brother, nearly 84 years old. Services were conducted by Bish. Isaac Eby and Pre. John Ronk, from Rev. 14:13,14. She was laid to rest in Hershey's graveyard. Peace to her ashes.

Asleep in Jesus! blessed sleep,
From which none ever wake to weep!
A calm and undisturbed repose,
Unbroken by the last of foes.

Asleep in Jesus! Q, for me
May such a blissful refuge be;
Securely shall my ashes lie,
And wait the summons from on high.
BY A GRANDCHILD.

KING.-On the 2d of December, 1890, near Larned, Pawnee Co., Kansas, infant son of David S. and Ella King, aged 6 days. Remarks by D. G. Bowman from 2 Cor. 5.

Thy passing spirit gently fled,
Sustained by grace divine,
O! may such grace on us be shed.
And make our end like thine.

FRY.-On the 25 th of December, in Mahoning Co., Ohio, Sophia, wife of Michael Fry, aged 41 years, 9 months and 15 days. She was buried in Oberholtzer's graveyard, where services were conducted by Jacob Shultz of Michigan, and Bish. Michael Horst of Stark Co., Ohio.

LIVINGSTON.-On the 3d of January 1891, in Conemaugh Twp., Somerset county,. Pa., Tobias Livingston, aged 69 years, 8 months 14 days. He was a member of the Brethren church for many years. His wife, 5 daughters and 3 sons remain to mourn their loss. Services in the Stahl church, by Samuel Zimmerman in the English and Em. Blough in the German language.

BECKLER.-On the 2d of January, 1891, in Huron Co., Hay Twp., Ont., David, only son of Joel and Lena Beckler. Buried in the afternoon of January 4 th, in the Amish graveyard. God has plucked a bud from earth to bloom in heaven.

MUSSER.-On the 14 th of December, 1890, in Lost Creek Valley, Juanita Co., Pa., Sister Susannah Musser, widow of David Musser, (deceased,) aged 82 years, 8 months and 21 days. She was the mother of 11 children, 37 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. She with her husband came from Lancaster Co., soon after their marriage. Buried in the Lostcreek Graveyard. Services by William Graybill from Rev. 14:13.

CROUSE.-On the 28 th of December 1890, at Losher Run Station, Perry Co., Pa., infant son of B. F., and Ida Crouse, aged 2 months and 20 days. Buried in the Lost Creek graveyard, Juanita Co. Services by William Graybill from John 14:4.

RHINE.-On the 26 th of December, 1890, in Whiteside Co., Ill, of dropsy, Catharine, wife of Wm. Rhine, aged 71 years, 2 months and 7 days. Funeral services on the 30 th at the Ustick church, by H. Nice from 2 Tim. 4:6-8.

HERTZLER.-On the 24 th of Dec., 1890, in Port Royal, Juanita county, Pa., Bro. David Hertzler, aged 77 years, 1 month and 15 days. He was a consistent member of the Mennonite church for about 26 years. He came with his parents from Lancaster Co., in the year 1834. He lived and died on the old homestead. Buried in the Renno Family graveyard, Services at the house by William Graybill and William Auker, from Rev. 14:13.

SCHRACK.-On the 14 th of Dec., 1890, near Honeyville, LaGrange Co., Ind., Fannie, wife of Joseph Schrack, aged 57 years and 6 months. She leaves her sorrowing husband and 5 children to mourn their loss. Services on the 15 th by Eli Bontranger and D. J. Hostetler from John 5:24-30, and Matt. 25: 31.

SAUDER.-On the 12 th of Dec., 1890, near Souderton, Montgomery Co., Pa., of consumption, Alonzo Sauder, aged 22 years, 4 months and 16 days. He bore his sufferings patiently. His remains were laid to rest in the Soudertown cemetery on the 16 th. Services by J. Clemmer, M. Moyer and A. Horning, from Ps. 103: 17.

DETWEILER.-On the 10 th of December, in Bucks Co., Pa., Hannah, widow of Joseph Detweiler, formerly of New Britain Twp. Some years ago she moved to Manheim, Lancaster Co. She fell and broke her hip-bone, and after lingering for about ten weeks, she fell asleep in Jesus. She was buried at Line Lexington meeting-house on the 14 th where many were present .Her age was 84 years, 6 months and 26 days.

"Our mother's love did us surround,
The dearest friend we ever found,
But through the Lord's unbounded love,
We'll meet again in realms above."

WISMER.-On the 20 th of Dec., 1890, in Bucks Co., Pa., Jacob Wismer, aged 72 years, less 4 days. Funeral services by S. Godshalk and A. M. Fretz.

"To Zion's peaceful courts above,
In faith triumphant may we soar,
Embracing in the arms of love,
Friends not lost but gone before."

MOYER.-On the 22 nd of Dec., 1890, in Bucks Co., Pa., Henry S. Moyer, aged 27 years, 10 months and 10 days. Buried at Deep Run on the 25 th, on which occasion a large concourse of friends were present to sympathize with the bereaved family. Services by S. Godshalk and I. Moyer.

" O dear husband, how we miss thee.
With the children gone before;
God is love, he hath bereft me,
May we meet to part no more."

PARSONS.-On the 6 th of January, 1891, in Kingfisher, Oklahoma, of consumption, Arthur J. Parsons, aged 22 years, 8 months and 6 days. The deceased had been foreman in the pressroom of the Mennonite Publishing Co., and was esteemed by both employers and fellow employees. On account of failing health he resigned his position last July, and in hopes of regaining health, went to Canada, but not improving in health, he returned to his home in Elkhart. As a last hope, he went to Kingfisher, Oklahoma, where his sister resides; but in spite of all that medical skill and kind attendance could do, he gradually sank until death released him, and he calmly fell asleep in Him whom he learned to trust more than a year ago. His body was brought to Elkhart on the 10 th, and was laid to rest on the 11 th in Grace Lawn cemetery, followed by his relatives and many warm friends. Funeral services by H. B. Townsend. Deceased leaves his parents, 4 brothers and one sister to mourn his early death.

SHROCK.-Drowned in Eden Lake, near Emma, LaGrange Co., Ind., Dec 26 th 1890. Amasa, son of V. L. and Mary Shrock, aged 8 years, 8 months and 7 days. There being on vacation, Amasa spent the forenoon in skating on a small pond near his father's house. After dinner he took his cap and mittens and left the house again. Meeting several of the their neighbor's little boys, they wandered off to the lake a short distance from their home. Here they found a large scope of ice and being betrayed by the tracks of skates, they ventured on it to play. After crossing the north end of the lake, they went further south along the coast and began to play by sliding different articles along on the ice. It seems that while he was running to get one of these and was about 75 or 100 ft. from the shore, the ice suddenly gave way. No immediate help being near he soon sank to the bottom, were the water was about 25 feet deep. The sad tidings spread very rapidly and soon quite a number of the neighbors met on the shore. Large fish hooks were fastened to a rope which was weighted down with stones and the lake was dragged. The hooks caught on his clothes and he was taken out several hours after his death. His remains were interred in Miller's graveyard December 28. Funeral services in the Town Line church by D. J. Johns from Mark 10:13-17. The funeral was attended by a very large concourse of people. Dear Amasa had always been a bright, obedient, and promising little boy, but now he is gone death has snatched him from our midst in a very sudden way. Oh how uncertain is life, and how diligently we should all seek to prepare ourselves to meet our dear Redeemer at any moment that he may call us. This is a sad blow to Brother and Sister Schrock and family. But their loss is Amasa's gain. The bereaved have the sympathy of the entire neighborhood.

"A mourning school, a vacant seat,
Tell us that one we loved to meet
Will join our youthful throng no more,
Till all these changing scenes are o'er.

No more that voice we loved to hear
Shall fill his teacher's listening ear;
No more its tones shall join to swell
The songs that of our savior tell.

That welcome face, that sparkling eye,
And sprightly form, must buried lie;
Deep in the cold and silent gloom,
The rayless night that fills the tomb.

And we live on, but none can say
How near, or distant is the day
When death's unwelcome hand shall come
To lay us in our narrow home.

God tells us, by this mournful death,
How vain and fleeting is our breath,
And bids our souls prepare to meet
The trial of his judgment seat."
By his teacher, D. D. Miller

NOTE: both "Shrock" and "Schrock" used in the obit.

EBERLY.-On the 9 th of Nov., 1890, near Dalton, Wayne Co., Ohio, of pleurisy, Sister Susan Eberly, wife of Bro. Aaron Eberly, and daughter of Dea Samuel Eschliman, aged 26 years 5 months and 3 days. She was a regular attendant at Sunday-school from the time we first organized, took a lively interest in the cause. A little over a year ago, she accepted Christ, united with the Mennonite church and was a faithful member. She was unwell much of her time, but her last sickness only lasted two days. God relieved her of her sufferings by calling her home to rest. She leaves a sorrowing husband, a father, brother and sister to mourn her loss. Services on the 12 th at the Stark Co., church, where many friends and assembled to sympathize with the bereaved friends, by David Hostetler, Michael Horst, A. H. Brenneman amd A. Kornhaus, from 1 Cor. 15:55-57.

MUMAW.-On the 3d of January, in Elkhart Co., Ind., Mary Catharine, daughter of Amos and Catharine Mumaw, aged 2 months and 18 days. Buried on the 5 th at the North Union cemetery. Services by Henry Welty and Noah Metzler, from Matt. 18:3. This was their only daughter and the loss is hard to bear, yet they are willing to say, "Lord, thy will be done."

Go to thy rest, fair child,
Go to thy dreamless bed,
While yet so gentle, undefiled
With blessings on thy head.

YODER.-On the 2d of January, in St. Joseph Co., Ind., Jacob Oscar, son of Peter and Emma Yoder, aged 1 month and 11 days. Buried on the 4 th in the Shaum cemetery. Services by Jonas Loucks and Noah Metzler, from Job 1:21.

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

Transcriber's note: transcribed as written.

Transcribed by: Joe Lawson, Oklahoma.


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