Herald of Truth Obituaries - September, 1891

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HERALD OF TRUTH , Vol. XXVIII, No. 17, September 1, 1891 ­ p. 270, p. 271

ZUERCHER. ­ On the 19th of August, 1891, at the residence of Abram Schneck, near Dalton, Wayne Co., Ohio, suddenly, Sister Elizabeth Zuercher, aged 79 years, 3 months and 3 days. She leaves 2 sons and 3 daughters to mourn her departure. She was a faithful member of the Sonnenberg Mennonite church. She was buried in the Sonnenberg graveyard. Funeral services by Jacob Nusbaum from Eph. 2: 8 ­ 10.

EICHER. ­ On the 4th of August, 1891, at the residence of Jacob Schaad, near Noble, Washington Co., Iowa, of the infirmities of old age, widow Barbara Eicher, aged 91 years, 3 moths and 3 days. She was buried on the 6th in Sommer's graveyard. Funeral services by S. Gerig in German, and Benjamin Eicher in English. Text, Rev. 7: 13 ­ 17.

HORNING. ­ On the 15th of August, 1891, near Telford, Rockhill township, Bucks Co., Pa., of Consumption, Mary, wife of Pre. Abel Horning, aged 64 years, 7 months and 20 days. She leaves a husband and three children. The burial took place at the Rockhill meeting-house on the 20th, where a very large number of people were present. Services at the house by Bro. Michael Moyer and by Bro. Isaac Rickert and Abm. Moyer at the meeting-house.

JAUSZY. ­ On the __ of June, 1891, in Croghan, Lewis Co., N. Y., Sister Susanna, maiden name Frost, widow of Peter Jauszy, aged 83 years. She lived in widowhood for 17 years. In 1842 she emigrated from France to America. Her five surviving children were present at her death. She died in steadfast hope of eternal life. Funeral services by Peter Lehman and Jacob Roggy, from 1 Cor. 15: 6.

REESOR. ­ August 3d, 1891, near Annville, Lebanon Co., Pa., Alice Catharine, daughter of Christian and Catharine Reesor, aged 24 years, 4 months and 21 days. Funeral on the 6th; Text, Isaiah 38: 1. Buried at Gingrich's meeting-house. A large congregation assembled to pay the last tribute of respect for the deceased, and to sympathize with the bereft family.

MUMMA. ­ August 12th, 1891, near "Sener's" Toll gate, Lancaster Co., Pa., Sister Anna Mumma, aged 87 years, 6 months and 5 days. Funeral on the 16th; Text, Psalm 31: 5. Buried in the "Silver Springs" Cemetery. A large congregation assembled to pay their last tribute of respect.

MAYHAUSEN. ­ On the 19th of August, 1891, in Elkhart, Ind., of inflammation of the bowels, of which he suffered very severely for three days, Garrit Mayhausen, aged 41 years, 2 months and 9 days. He was born in the provence of Groenengen, in Holland, on the 10th of June, 1850, married his surviving companion on the 21st of March 1874. The family came to America in 1881, arriving in the city of New York on the 7th of August. Soon after his arrival in this country Bro. Mayhausen obtained employment in Scranton, Pa., and afterwards made his home in Olyphant, Lackawanna Co., where he resided 9 years and during that time supported his family by hard manual labor on railroads and work connected with the extensive mining operations and the transportation of coal carried on in that region. They had eleven children; one is buried in Holland and eight in Olyphant, Pa. In the month of March, 1891, he removed with his family to Elkhart, and now that the father has been called away there is left only the mother and two sons to mourn his early death. He was a man of strong faith and eminent piety; a warm-hearted Christian, devoted to the church and deeply attached to his family. He was also a man of a cheerful social disposition and his faith and devotion never forsook him under the various trials through which he was called to pass, and his great anxiety was continually to provide for his family and fulfill the apostolic injunction, "owe no man anything." He attended Church services with his family on Sunday forenoon and as at all other times was an attentive listener. In the evening he took sick and though his sufferings were so intense he continually prayed for his wife and children that God might care for them and tried to comfort them and admonished them to look to God and put their trust in him. He was buried on the 21st. Services by J. S. Coffman, Samuel Yoder and J. F. Funk, from John 11:25. May God comfort the sorrowing ones.

SHANK. ­ On the 14th of Aug. 1891, at the residence of S. C. Brunk, near Elida, in Allen Co., O., of Addison's disease, Sister Mary Shank, aged 24 years, 4 months and 19 days. She leaves 5 brothers and 1 sister to mourn her early death. Her parents both died many years ago. She united with the Mennonite Church in her fifteenth year and was a faithful member till death. The disease which ended her life had been preying upon her body for over two years and at times she suffered much. Especially for several months before death her sufferings were agonizing; but she bore them with much patience. As is natural for young people, especially those having a bright prospect before them, she expressed a strong desire to get well but always seemed resigned to God's will and often said, "His will be done." Yet it evidently cost her a hard struggle to become willing to die. She told a friend that for a time she prayed almost continually night and day. But finally by God's Grace she became perfectly willing to go. She said at one time: "I have prayed so much that if it is God's will I might be restored to health again, but I now see he has something better for me." She gave abundant evidence of being truly converted to God. She said at one time: "I have had such a hard struggle to get entirely out of self and into Christ." When asked whether she fully trusted in God she replied very earnestly: "Oh yes! I feel as if I was in his arms." Though not without her faults and shortcomings, yet her general life and conduct were certainly worthy of imitation and together with her patience in suffering and words of encouragement will no doubt long be remembered. Though the light of her life has gone out of this world and now shines, as we firmly believe, with an immortal, heavenly luster in the bright world above, yet a halo of its brightness still lingers here, and she being dead yet speaketh. She was buried on the 15th in the Salem graveyard. Services by J. M. Shenk from the words: "Thanks be God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ."

MAUGANS. ­ On the 12th of August, 1891, in Maugansville, Washington Co., Md., of brain fever, Bernard C., son of William C. and Mollie Maugans, aged 2 years, 6 months and 11 days. Buried at Shank's (Dunkard) Church on the 14th.

"When we see the precious blossom,
That we tender with such care,
Rudely taken from our bosom,
How our hearts almost despair.

Round his little grave we linger
Till the setting sun is low,
Feeling all our hopes have perished
With the flower we cherished so."
--By a neighbor T. H.

YODER. ­ Aug. 2d, 1891, near West Liberty, Logan Co., Ohio, Jonas P. Yoder, aged 76 years and 1 day. Bro. Yoder was a very faithful member of the Amish Mennonite Church. He leaves a beloved wife, seven children, thirty-five grandchildren and one great-grand child. His funeral occurred Aug. 4th, at South Union Church. Services conducted by C. K. Yoder in German and A. Miller in English. Very many were present to sympathize with the bereaved.

ERB. ­ August 12th, 1891, near Landisville, Lancaster Co., Pa., Laommi, youngest child of Mr. And Mrs. Henry H. Erb, aged 8 months and 17 days. Funeral on the 14th, text Matt. 18: 3. Buried at Landisville meeting house.

HESS. ­ August 5th, 1891, near New Danville, Lancaster Co., Pa., of Consumption, Sister Christiana F., wife of Br. Henry Hess, aged 35 years and 10 days. Funeral on the 7th; text, 1 Thess. 4: 13 ­ 18. Buried at "Stone" meeting house. A deeply bereaved husband, and parents and brothers and sisters mourn her death. She also left three little girls. A large congregation assembled to pay the last tribute of respect. Sister Hess was very strong in the faith, rejoiced in hope and was fully consigned to God's will.

NISSLY. ­ August 12th, 1891, in Donegal Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., Sister Maria B., wife of Bro. John K. Nissly, aged 54 years, 2 months and 8 days. Funeral on the 15th; text, Prov. 14: 32. Buried at Kraybill's meeting house. A large congregation assembled to pay the last tribute of respect and to sympathize with the bereaved family.

MORRELL. ­ August 5, 1891, near Garden City, Cass Co., Mo., of typhoid fever and inflammation of the bowels, Edna May, daughter of E. S. and Ida Morrell, aged 1 year, 7 months and 5 days. Funeral services at the Clear Fork church on the 6th by L. J. Heatwole and D. F. Yoder from 2 Kings 20: 1. Little Edna had gone on a visit in company with her mother to the family of her uncle, Rufus Kenagy, and it was while there that she took sick and died, and was thus transferred to her heavenly home instead of her earthly home. The Lord be with the parents in their deep affliction.

FRETZ. ­ On the 2d of August, 1891, suddenly while on his way home from camp meeting, Levi L. Fretz, residing near Blooming, Glen, Bucks Co., Pa., aged 61 years, 10 months and 8 days. Buried at Blooming Glen Mennonite meeting house.

METZGAR. ­ August 11th, 1891, near "Old Line," Rapho Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., by accident, Andrew Metzgar, aged 81 years, 7 months and 27 days. Funeral on the 16th; text, James 4: 14. Buried at Landisville meeting house. A large congregation assembled to sympathize with the deeply afflicted family. The circumstances of his death are sad. He was living with his son. They had boiled apple-butter. After retiring to bed about ten o'clock at night, the house took fire and was totally burned. Father Metzgar perished, his body being consumed except a few bones. Indeed a sad affliction for his family.

MOYER. ­ On the 2d of Aug., 1891, in Clinton Twp., Lincoln Co., Ont., of consumption, Lucinda, daughter of Dilman H. Moyer, of Mosa Twp., Elgin Co., Ont., aged 25 years, 8 months and 27 days. She was afflicted for some time, but bore her afflictions very patiently, and in her afflictions seemed to greatly feel the necessity of a Savior. She became willing to give all to Christ and was received into the church by baptism. Her remains were interred at the Mountain church on the 4th. Funeral services by Gilbert Bearss.

SAUDER. ­ On the 9th of August, 1891, near Ayr. Emmet Co., Mich., of inflammation of the bowels, Henry son of Jacob and Esther Sauder, aged 5 years, 5 months and 11 days. Buried in the Mennonite graveyard. Funeral services J. P. Speicher, of Kent Co., Mich., Jonathan Gehmann and C. W. Detweiler.

WEAVER. ­ On the 9th of Aug., 1891, in Elkhart Co., Ind., William Weaver, aged 68 years, 10 months and 2 days. He was baptized the day before he died. Services were held by D. J. Johns and D. Garber from Job 21: 21, 22.

HENSLER. ­ On the 5th of August, 1891, in Miami Co., Ind., of cholera infantum, Nora, daughter of Moses D. and Margaret Hensler, aged 1 year and 20 days. Buried on the 5th in Mast's graveyard. Funeral services in the Amish Mennonite meeting house by A. J. Troyer and Daniel C. Miller from Matt. 18: 3.

MAST. ­ On the 30th of July, 1891, near Plevna, Howard Co., Ind., of cholera infantum, Emmanuel, son of Samuel D. and Dena Mast, aged 3 months and 20 days. Buried on the 31st in the Schrock graveyard. Services in the Amish Mennonite church by Daniel C. Miller, in German from Mark 10: 13 and by Joseph S. Horner in English from John 11: 25, 26.

MOYER. ­ On the 3d of Aug. 1891, in Clinton Twp., Lincoln Co., of paralysis, Joseph B. Moyer, aged 77 years, 3 months and 27 days. He was overtaken while out at his work, where they soon found him, in an unconscious condition. He remained thus the most of his time until death relieved him. This is warning to us all that we make the necessary preparation to meet our God while he grants us the opportunity. He was an active member of the church for many years, and we have the evidence that his desire was to be ready at any time to meet his God when he should come to call him. His remains were interred at the Mountain church on the 5th. Services by Gilbert Bearss and John F. Rittenhouse from Rev. 14: 13.

PLANK. ­ On August 22d, 1891, near West Liberty, Logan Co., Ohio, Samuel W. Plank, aged 61 years and 6 months. Buried August 23d. Services at the Walnut Grove meeting house by C. K. Yoder in the German and A. Miller in English.

Transcribed by Terri Harper, Utah.

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HERALD OF TRUTH , Vol. XXVIII, No. 18, September 15, 1891 ­ p. 286, 287

LANDIS. ­ On the 3d of September, 1891, at Franconia Square, Montgomery Co., Pa., of a complication of diseases, Elwood, son of Abraham G. Landis, aged about 16 years. Buried on the 7th at the Franconia Meeting-house.

YODER. ­ On the 27th of August, 1891, in Elklick Twp., Somerset Co., Pa., of typhoid fever, David D., son of David and Mary Yoder, aged 16 years, 10 months and 3 days. Funeral services by Manasseh and Christian Beachy from Rom. 8: 1 ­ 4.

KEMPF. ­ On the 30th of August 1891, in Iowa Co., Iowa, of consumption, Elvira Kempf, aged 17 Y, 7 M, 1 D. She united with the Amish Mennonite Church about a year ago, and was a faithful member, and we believe that our loss is her gain. She was buried on the 1st of September. Funeral services at the Champion Hill M. E. Church, by Jacob Schwartzendruber and the writer from John 5: 24. ­CHRISTIAN WEREY.

SHREINER. ­ On the 3d of September, 1891, in Elkhart, Elkhart Co., Ind., of typhoid fever, of which he suffered very severely for some nine days, Peter Shreiner, aged 52 years, 4 months and 17 days. He leaves a deeply sorrowing companion and ten children to mourn his death. He was of a mild, gentle disposition and was beloved and respected by all who knew him. He seemed to have had a premonition for some weeks, that death was near, and during his sickness he repeated a number of times that he was "going home". He became deeply concerned for his soul and desired to enter into covenant with God, consecrate himself to his service and be baptized. He confessed Christ and expressed his desire and purpose, when, before he could be baptized the delirium, which accompanied the disease, overtook him and the baptism could not be performed. The funeral took place on Sunday at the Mennonite Church in Elkhart, and was very largely attended. Services by John F. Funk and Amos Bechtel from Isa. 38: 1. "Set thine house in order, for thou shalt die and not live." May God bless the sorrowing family and lead them and all who are out of Christ to seek salvation in the accepted time and in days of health to prepare for the great change.

GILBERT. ­ On the 23d of August 1891, near Dublin, Bucks Co., Pa., of cholera infantum, Irwin, son of Reuben and Susanna Gilbert, aged 9 months and 18 days. Buried on the 26th at the Tohicken meeting-house. Funeral services by A. Horning and J. Kehm.

KINDIG. ­ On the 21st of August, 1891, near Stony Brook, York Co., Pa., of Blood Cancer, Eli Kindig, Sr., aged 68 Y., 7 M. and 10 D. Buried at Witmer's Meeting House. Text, John 9: 4. He was an active business man, and as he was highly respected an unusually large number of people assembled to pay the last tribute of respect. He leaves a sorrowing wife and eight children to mourn the loss of husband and father. He frequently attended church, spoke feelingly upon religion and even of uniting with the people of God, but did not get so far. A sad warning to his many friends.

ZIMMERMAN ­ On Thursday August 6th 1891, in Township of Rainham, Haldimand Co., Ont., of old age, Bro. Henry Zimmerman in the 87th year of his age. He was a member of the Mennonite Church for a number of years. He was buried on the 8th at the Union Church, Rainham. Services by Christian Gehman and Isaac Rittenhouse from Rom. 8th ch. 1st verse.

WOUGHT. ­ On the 23d of August, 1891, in Elk Lick Twp., Somerset Co., Pa., from the after effects of the grippe, Jacob Wought, aged 75 years, 11 months, 4 days. Funeral services by Joel Gnagey and Jacob Peck.

HERSHEY. ­ July 17th, 1891, in Leacock Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., Bro. Joseph Hershey, aged 74 years, 8 months and 28 days. Bro. Hershey went to bed in the evening of the 16th in usual health, and was found dead in his bed the next morning. Truly "there is but a step between us and death." Bro. Hershey was a useful and faithful member in the church, always ready and willing to lend a helping hand in the building up of Christ's kingdom here on earth. A bereaved wife and 10 children mourn the loss of one that was near and dear to them, but in this case we sorrow not as those that have no hope; we believe it is well with him. Funeral on the 20th at Hershey's Meeting-house, where a large concourse of people met to pay their respects to the departed one. Services by John K. Rank in German and David Hostetter and the writer in English. ­ ISAAC EBY.

SWARTS. ­ On Wednesday August 12th 1891, in Selkirk, Haldimand Co., Ont., of La Grippe, Samuel Swarts in the 84th year of his age. He united with the Mennonite Church a short time before his death. Funeral services by Chr. Gehman and Isaac Rittenhouse. Luke 15: 11.

MILLER. ­ On the 13th of August 1891, in Newbury Twp., La Grange Co., Ind., of the infirmities of old age and dropsy, sister Barbara Miller, aged 83 Y., 11 M., 24 D. She was born in Juniata Co., Pa., and in her youth she was married twice, her first husband being Christian Mishler. After his death she moved to La Grange Co., Ind., thirty-two years ago, where she was married to Daniel S. Miller, who died about 5-1/2 years ago. She lived with her son-in-law, Bro. John E. Borntreger. About eight months ago her health began to fail. She often wished she might go home. Her posterity numbers 142, namely 8 children, 54 grandchildren, 79 great grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was a member of the Old Amish Church. Buried on the 14th in Samuel Hochstetler's graveyard by the side of her five deceased brothers. A large concourse of relatives and friends assembled. Funeral services by the bishops J. C. Yoder and D. S. Kauffman from John 5: 21 ­ 30, and 1 Pet. 1: 22 ­ 25.

MILLER. ­ On July 25, 1891, near Middlebury, Elkhart Co., Ind., of dropsy, Elisabeth, wife of Yost Miller, aged 57 Y., 6 M., 2 D. She was a member of the Mennonite Church, and died with a full hope of a better future. Buried on the 27th. Services at Forest Grove by J. J. Weaver, Henry A. Miller and D. J. Johns from 1 Cor. 2: 8 ­ 16.

KENAGY. ­ On August 23, 1891, in Haw Patch, Ind., of consumption, Sarah Eva, daughter of Jonathan and ____ Kenagy, aged 15 Y., 9 M., 23 D. She realized her condition and about five weeks before her death she accepted Jesus as her Savior, in whom she fully trusted to the end. A father, mother and sister mourn her early departure, but not as those who have no hope, for their loss is surely her eternal gain. Before her death she selected Luke 12: 40 as a text, from which appropriate remarks were made by Christian Nafziger in German, and D. J. Johns in English.

MILLER. ­ On July 23, 1891, in Newbury Twp., La Grange Twp., Ind., Pre. Chr. Miller, aged 73 Y., 1 M., 18 D. He suffered a great deal the last few months of his life; at times his sufferings were so intense that he hardly knew what he did, but he passed away in a full trust that his sufferings were over, and a better time was awaiting him. He served as a minister in the Amish Mennonite Church for about 38 years, consequently the church as well as the family feel their loss, but hope it is his eternal gain. A wife, three sons and three daughters survive him. A very large concourse of relatives and friends gathered on the 25th at the Town Line church, where appropriate remarks were made by Jonas D. Troyer, Christian Nafziger and D. J. Johns from 1 Peter 1: 22 ­ 25.

RENNER. ­ On August 27, 1891, near Forest Grove, Elkhart Co., Ind., of dropsy of the heart, Elroy H., only son of Jacob and Catharine Renner, aged 2 Y., 3 M., 5 D. This falls very heavily upon the parents, but may they realize that God only reclaimed His own, and that it is their privilege to meet their loved one where parting is unknown. Funeral services by John S. Miller in English and D. J. Johns in German.

FRAVEY. ­ On August 9, 1891, near Goshen, Elkhart Co., Ind., Charles, son of John and Ella Fravey, aged 11 months and 5 days. Buried on the 10th. Services by Isaac S. Berkey from John 11: 24.

EASH. ­ On July 21, 1891, in Newbury Twp., La Grange Co., Ind., of consumption, Lydia, wife of Bro. John Eash, aged 29 Y., 3 M., 18 D. She was suffering with this disease for five years, but bore it all patiently and was glad when the hour of her release came. She departed with a living hope of eternal life. She leaves a deeply sorrowing husband to mourn her early departure, by which he loses a loving companion and the church a faithful sister. Buried on the 23d. Services at the Forks church by D. D. Miller in English and D. J. Johns in German from 2 Peter 3: 14.

KRAMER. ­ On the 8th of August 1891, near Milford, Seward Co., Neb., Anna Kramer, aged 65 Y., 5 M., 11 D. She lived in matrimony 40 years, and leaves her husband and five children to mourn her departure. She was a faithful member of the (Amish) Mennonite Church. Buried in Amish Mennonite graveyard. Funeral services by Joseph Schlegel from 1 Cor. 15: 53 and by Joseph Gascho from 1 Pet. 1: 24, 25.

ZORR. ­ On the 19th of August 1891, in Livingston Co., Ill., Sister Emily, daughter of John Zorr, aged 23 Y., 9 M., 1 D. She was a faithful member of the church. Funeral services by William Egli from Luke 12: 28.

RINGENBERG. ­ On the 13th of August 1891, near Tiskilwa, Bureau Co., Ill., of consumption Peter Ringenberg, aged 34 Y., 5 M. Buried on the 15th in the graveyard in Indian Twp. Funeral services by Joseph Buercky in German and by two Methodist ministers in English. Deceased leaves his sorrowing companion for nearly 12 years and two children.

NAFZIGER. ­ A sad affliction has befallen this family in Turin Twp., Lewis Co., N. Y. Since the 7th November 1891 six of the family have been called away by death, as follows:
Susanna Nafziger, on the 7th of November 1890, aged 22 years.
Samuel Nafziger, on the 13th of June 1891, of black diphtheria, aged 7 Y., 10 M., 10 D.
Christian Nafziger, father of the family, on the 25th of June 1891, of the same disease, aged 51 Y., 3 M., 5 D.
Joseph Nafziger, on the 31st of June 1891, of the same disease, aged 16 Y. 14 D.
Catharine Nafziger, on the 1st of July 1891, aged 26 Y., 4 M., 18 D.
John Nafziger, on the 16th of July 1891, aged 13 Y., 3 M., 11 D., both of the same terrible disease.
As this malady is infectious no one was allowed to visit the sufferers, and the dead were buried by the physicians and the remaining members of the household. May God in his infinite mercy comfort and bless the surviving ones.

MILLER. ­ On the 10th of August 1891, in Douglas Co., Ill., infant daughter and only child of Christian and Nancy Miller, aged 5 M., 13 D. Buried on the 11th in the Otto graveyard. Services by D. Bitschy and Christian Hershberger.

WEAVER. ­ On August 9th, in Middlebury Twp., Elkhart Co., Ind., William Weaver, aged 68 years, 10 months and 24 days. He lived a quiet moral life all his days, as far as is known to the writer, but yet the spirit often told him that this was not enough and he felt that he ought to belong to God's visible church on earth, but he kept putting if off, until only the day before his departure, he hurriedly sent for a minister and was received into the church by baptism, after which he seemed to have been fully given up to the will of God, either to live or to die. Morality will do to carry us nicely through life, but it has not the quickening power that the soul wants when eternity is looking it in the face. No, then it becomes a sandy foundation, and he that has built upon it, will realize that after all to stand the true test, nothing but the Rock Jesus Christ will be sufficient to bear us up. May this serve as a warning to many that they will not have to say when they are called away, "Must I go and empty-handed." Buried on the 10th. Services at the Clinton Brick Church by David Gerber and D. J. Johns from Job 22: 21, 22.

TROYER. ­ On the 24th of August, 1891, near Monitor, McPherson Co., Kansas, of typhoid malarial fever, David, son of Andrew and ____ Troyer, aged 18 years, 10 months and 5 days. Buried on the 25th, when a large concourse of people gathered to pay the last tribute of respect to the beloved young brother. The deceased was a member of the Amish Mennonite church. He bore his sufferings patiently, not even did he murmur, but said, "The Lord will make it all right." This is a loud call to those who are out of Christ. Sinner, prepare to meet thy God. Services by S. J. Swartzendruber in German from Mark 8: 34 ­ 38 and C. Hershberger in English from Philippians 1: 21. Peace to his ashes. ­ J. C. HERSHBERGER.

MILLER. ­ On the 10th of August 1891, in Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., Pa., Maria, widow of Emanuel Miller, aged 70 years, 11 months and 11 days. Buried on the 11th in Levi Weaver's burying-ground. Services by Moses B. Miller and Jonathan Harshberger. ­LEVI BLOUGH.

BRUNK. ­ Near Mt. Clinton, Rockingham Co., Va., Daniel M., son of David and Elizabeth Brunk, of diphtheria on the 27th of August 1891, aged 3 years, 5 months and 11 days. Services conducted by Rev. Painter, and the brethren Samuel Weaver and Gabriel Heatwole. Text, "Suffer the little children to come to me." Away out to the mountains to Liberty Springs, Daniel and his mother went to spend some time which he very much enjoyed, and every time he was asked whether he wanted to go home he would say, "No, I am not well enough yet," though apparently in good health. This seems to have been a prescience of the perfect health, and heavenly home which was awaiting him in the near future. When he was taken ill his father also joined them and watched by the couch of his darling boy, until the spirit had taken its flight. In this ordeal the family was separated, the children being at their home in the Valley, where their little brother happy and hearty had left them. But while he was absent the scene was changed and he was brought back to them in his little coffin. This was indeed hard for their young hearts to bear. During his illness he would call his mother to him and say, "I want you," and throw his arms caressingly around her neck, as if bidding her a long farewell. Thus ended the life of a dear little jewel who lived but to be loved. Budded amidst the sickness, sorrow and tempests of earth, but gone to blossom in the pure, sweet and calm sunlight of God's paradise above. ­ AUNT LYDIA.

Transcribed by Terri Harper, Utah.


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