PLANK.--On the 1st of March 1892, near Arthur, Moultrie Co., Ill., of consumption, Anna, daughter of Jacob and ----- Plank, aged 21 years, 5 months and 20 days. She had yielded herself entirely to God, and died happy. Buried on the 3d in the graveyard near D. Otto's. Funeral services by Christian Herschberger and Daniel Beachey. She leaves her father and stepmother, brothers and sisters and many friends to mourn her early death.
CONRAD.--On the 6th of March 1892, near Noble, Washington Co., Iowa, Sarah, maiden name Kurtz--wife of John Conrad, in her 64th year. She was married 43 years. She leaves a husband and six children and many friends to mourn their loss. Sister Conrad was an earnest member of the Mennonite church. She was buried on the 7th in the Sugar Creek graveyard. Services were conducted by S. Gerig and Stephen T. Miller.
MILLER.--On the 29th of October 1891, near Baden, Waterloo Co., Ontario, Maria, maiden name Roth, wife of Christian S. Miller, aged 65 years, 2 months and 13 days. She lived in matrimony 40 years, 8 months and 27 days. All her children, 8 in number, and 29 grand children survive her.
GOOD.--On the 23rd of Feb. 1892, near Dale Enterpise, Rockingham Co., Va., after an illness of about four days, Sarah, wife of Pre. Christian Good, maiden name Wenger, aged 39 years, 8 months and 26 days. She lived with her surviving husband only a little over a year. She leaves a grief-stricken husband, her mother and four sisters to mourn her unexpected death. When she became very ill, she fell into an unconscious state, seemingly knowing nothing of her departure. Another serious warning to prepare for sudden death. She was a consistent member of the Mennonite church from her youth. She was buried with her dead infant by her side in the same casket at Weaver's church on the 25th. The funeral was largely attended. Remarks suitable to the occasion were made by the brethren D. S., G. D., and Simon Heatwole. May God comfort the sorrowing husband in his severe affliction and may he feel to say what the Lord has done is well done.
"One we loved has left our number,
For the cold and silent tomb;
Closed her eyes in deadly slumber,
Faded in her earthly bloom.
Time was too short to say farewell,
To either friends or husband dear
She now is where saved spirits dwell,
Released from every earthly care.
"Tis hard to part with one so dear,
And we are led to wonder why,
Thou hast been called to leave us here
Yet we will meet thee by and by." S. B.
SCHMUCKER.--On the 3rd of March, 1892, near Nappanee, Ind., Joseph J. Schmucker, aged 43 years, 6 months and 18 days. He died suddenly, and leaves a wife, three sons and three daughters to mourn their loss. Funeral Services by D. J. Johns from Prov. 27:1, and James H. McGowen from Luke 12:40.
HOFSTETTER.--On the 10th of March 1892, near Dalton, Wayne Co., Ohio, of lung fever, Barbara Hofstetter, aged 60 years, 10 months and 27 days. She leaves two sisters and one brother to mourn their loss, yet we believe it was her eternal gain. Buried on the 12th in the Sonnenberg graveyard. Funeral services by Jacob Nusbaum from John 14:1--6.
YODER.--On the 6th of Jan. 1892, near Spruce Hill, Juniata, Co. Pa., widow Fanny Yoder, aged 79 years, 11 months and 9 days. She was the widow of John H. Yoder, who preceded her about 25 years ago. She was a devoted mother of eleven children; of this number seven survive her. She was a daughter of Isaac and Mary Kauffman, and a faithful member of the A.M. church. Funeral services by A. Zook and Henry Yoder.
"Oh, weíll miss our kind, true mother
When we see her vacant chair;
Ah how sad a home without her,
For our mother is not there."
MOYER.--On the 31st of January 1892, in Bucks Co., Pa., Salome, wife of S. W. Moyer aged 72 years and 1 day. Buried at Blooming Glen, on the 4th of February.
SWINK.--On the 3d of Feb. 1892, in Hilltown Twp., Bucks Co., Pa., Elwood R. Swink, aged 14 years, 11 months and 27 days. Buried at Blooming Glen on the 7th.
GEIL.--On the 5th of Feb. 1892, in Doylestown Twp., Bucks Co., Pa., Sophia, wife of Jacob Geil, aged 71 years, 4 months and 5 days. She was buried at the Doylestown Mennonite meeting house.
MOYER.--On the 7th of March 1892, in Hilltown Twp., Bucks Co., Pa., Tobias Moyer, aged 73 years, 7 months and 27 days. Buried at Blooming Glen on the 10th.
A brother's eyes are closed in death,
A father speaks no more;
We mourn his loss, but hope we soon
Shall meet on Canaan's shore.
BEUTLER.--On the 3rd of March 1892, near Wakarusa, Elkhart Co., Ind., Brother William Henry Beutler, aged 29 years, 6 months and 4 days. He was buried on the 5th in the Olive church-yard. Services were held at the Holdeman church, by H. Welty, N. Metzler and D. Burkholder. Text John 14:1 and Rev. 4:1 first clause. He was the son of the late Bishop John Beutler. His disease was consumption. He had no idea that he was dangerously sick, until the day before he died the doctor told him he was liable to die any time, then he sighed and paused for a moment, then replied. "All is well." One of his children preceded him to the Spirit world. He leaves a sorrow-stricken wife and 2 children to lament his departure. They have the sympathies of the friends and neighbors. They have one blessed consolation, because they need not mourn as others who have no hope. He was a peaceable and highly respectable neighbor, and affectionate husband, a kind father, and a devoted Christian. His seat during church services was seldom vacant. Peace to his ashes. D. BURKHOLDER.
GOOD.--On the 12th of March, 1892, in Allen Co., Ohio, A. P. Good. Buried on the 14th at the Salem meeting house.
LILLICH.--March 13th 1892, at Menges Mill, York Co., Pa., John G. Lillich, aged 39 years, 5 months and 21 days. His remains were interred at the Garber Mennonite church, at Menges Mill. Services were conducted by Pre. Martin Whistler from Roman. 8:18.
GEHMAN.--On the 12th of Dec. 1891, in Herford, Berks Co., Pa., of a tumorous growth. Sister Elizabeth, wife of John L. Gehman, aged 66 years and 10 months. Buried in the Hereford graveyard.
GEHMAN.--On the 3d of March 1892, in Hereford, Berks Co., Pa., of rheumatism and kidney trouble, Bro. John L. Gehman, aged 72 years, 5 months and 21 days. He was a son of Pre. John Gehman. Buried on the 9th in the Hereford graveyard.
MILL.--On the 18th of Feb 1892, in Bucks Co., Pa., Lydia Meyers, wife of Isaac Mill, aged 22 years, 2 months and 14 days. Buried at Deep Run on the 22d. The funeral was largely attended by sympathizing friends and relatives.
MUSSELMAN.--On the 12th of Dec. 1891, in Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Co., Ont. of inflammation of the lungs, Bro. Solomon Musselman, aged 51 years, 3 months and 4 days. Buried at Martin's meeting house on the 14th. A very large number of relatives and friends met to pay the last respect. on which occasion appropriate remarks were made by Noah Stauffer and Solomon Gehman. He lived in matrimony 30 years, and was the father of 11 children, of whom 5 have preceded him to the Spirit land. He lived on the old Musselman homestead near Conestoga.
GUENGERICH.--On the 9th of March 1892, near Amish, Iowa, of inflammation of the brain, Enos, son of Christian and Helen Guengerich, aged 8 years and 27 days. Buried on the 10th in the Creek graveyard. Funeral services by J. Gunden and J. J. Plank from Mark 10:13--16.
SHENK.--On March 1st 1892, in Silver Spring, Lancaster Co., Pa., of heart disease, Margaret, wife of Bro. John Shenk, aged 76 years, 4 months and 23 days. Funeral on the 5th; text, Matt. 24:44. Buried in the Lancaster cemetery.
LEATHERMAN.--On the 12th of March 1892, in Elkhart Co., Ind., of brain fever, of which she suffered only about three days, Salome, daughter of Levi and Mary Leatherman, aged 5 years, 4 months and 28 days. She was buried on the 14th at Yellow Creek Mennonite meeting house, where services were held by John F. Funk and Noah Metzler from 2 Kings 4:26. This child was in some ways a remarkable child, and presented to us a confirmation of the declaration, that, "Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou has perfected praise." At this early age her mind was directed to the unseen and spiritual things in such a manner that in her life and actions she manifested a Christ like spirit and devotion to Christian duties far beyond that which could reasonably be expected from one of such tender years. Often at table she would, after grace had been said, fold her hands in prayer and thank God for the blessings provided for her. One evening just a few days before she died, she had retired to her bed, having forgotten to pray. By some circumstance she was reminded of this, and immediately arose, knelt down beside the bed and prayed; after which she composed herself, as in sweet, childlike confidence in God to rest. She said she had prayed for father and mother, and also for some of her brothers and sisters. Her mother had sometimes talked to her of the day of Judgment and the coming of Christ. One day she asked her mother; "Do you think I could go up with Jesus if he should come?" "Yes, I think so," replied her mother. She then instructed her regarding the first commandment with promise, "Honor thy father and thy mother, etc., and it seemed that this made such an impression on her mind that she really tried to obey this command. Also frequently sung as much as she had learned of different hymns, having a special preference for the one: "My heavenly home is bright and fair," dwelling especially on the chorus, "Iím going home to die no more." The parents and brothers and sisters, while they feel very sad over the vacant place in the home, can comfort themselves and rejoice that their dear one has only gone to that better and brighter home which God has provided for all his faithful ones.
TSCHANTZ.--On the 5th of March 1892, at the home of Pre. Jacob Nusbaum, in Wayne Co., Ohio, suddenly, Sister Barbara Tschantz, aged 88 years, and 28 days. She had been unable for several years to attend the meetings for public worship. Her maiden name was Nusbaum. She was born in Canton Berne, Switzerland, on the 6th of Feb. 1804, and in 1835 she was married to Peter Tschantz. The same year they moved to America. She had been a widow for 31 years. She leaves two daughters to mourn her departure. Buried on the 7th in the Sonnenberg graveyard. Appropriate services were held by Michael Horst from Matt. 24:44.
EDWARD.--On the 15th of Feb. 1892, in Frederick Co., Va., Eliza Edward, aged 82 years, and 11 months. Buried on the 16th at the Macedonia church. She was a member of the Mennonite church. Services by C. Brunk.
CLARK.--On the 8th of March 1892, near Stephens City, in Frederick Co., Va., Nancy Clark, aged nearly 88 years. She was a member of the Mennonite church. Buried on the 9th. Services by C. Bunk from I Tim. 4:6. Sister Edward and Sister Clark were sisters. They united with the church about the same time, and also died within a short space of time. We hope they have gone to join the company of the redeemed in heaven.
STRUHBAR.--On the 14th of March 1892, in Tazewell Co., Ill., Sister Catharine Stuhbar, maiden name Rupp. She was born Jan. 5th 1857, was married in 1877. Of her six children, 3 preceded her in death. She was a faithful member of the church. Her mortal remains were laid to rest in the Washington graveyard on the 16 of March. Funeral services by M. S. Moyer of Missouri in English, and by David Augsburger and Michael Kinsinger in German. A large concourse of people assembled on the solemn occasion.
SUMMERS.--On Jan. 24th 1892, near Mt. Hope, Holmes Co.,
Ohio, of a la grippe which settled on the heart, pneumonia set
in and soon called her away. Sister Christena (Yoder) widow
of Bro. Christian Summers who died about 13 years ago, aged 68
years, 6 months and 13 days. She
was an exemplary member of the Amish Mennonite church for many years. She leaves 3 sons, 3 daughters and many friends to mourn the loss of one near and dear to them. Her last words understood were, that she would soon be happy. Funeral on the 27th.
BRICKER.--On the 23rd of Feb. 1892, at the home of her son-in-law, Henry B. Cassel, in Waterloo Co., Ont., of lagrippe and old age and paralysis, Susanna Bricker, wife of Peter Bricker, aged 75 years, 3 months less 4 days. She leaves sorrowing husband and 2 sons and 2 daughters to mourn her sudden death, though she had been lingering for the last four years. But death has at last relieved her of all trials and afflictions, and we hope that she is now at rest with all the redeemed through the blood of Jesus. One son and two daughters preceded her to the Spirit world. She was married June the 10th 1834; lived in matrimony 57 years, 8 months and 13 days. Moved to Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., and lived there about 40 years, then moved to Berlin, Waterloo Co., where they lived about 17 years. On the 5th of May 1891, they moved to Wilmot to their son-in-law, and lived there about 10 months until she died. She leaves 27 grand children. Buried in the Blenheim cemetery Oxford Co., on the 25th of Feb. Funeral services by Moses Bowman at the house in German, and at the meeting house by John S. Coffman in English from 2 Tim. 4:6--8 and Amos S. Cressman in German from Rev. 14:13. HENRY B. CASSEL.
HENNING.--On the 12th of March 1892, in Union Twp., Elkhart Co., Ind., of dropsy and the infirmities of old age, Bro. Christian Henning, aged 81 years, 6 months and 3 days. He was one of the first settlers of this county, being a resident for nearly 50 years. He was brought to realize what it was to suffer the struggles, privations and inconveniences of frontier life. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite church for more than half a century, and by his death the church loses a pillar, because he was a strict adherent to the time-honored customs of the church, and strenuously resisted pride and the vain fashions of the world, which by his close observation, he noticed to be making such inroads into all the different churches. When difficulties came up in the church, he was frequently consulted by ministers for advice, but we believe that our loss is his eternal gain. His funeral was largely attended considering the inclemency of the weather and bad roads. He was buried at the Yellow Creek meeting house on the 14th. Services by N. Metzler and D. Burkholder. He died at the home of Bro. Levi Ressler, in whose care he was for a number of years. Peace be to his ashes. D. BURKHOLDER.
BRENNEMAN.--On March 1st 1892, near Bittinger, Garrett Co., Md., Roy, infant son and first born of Samuel D. and Sarah E. Breneman, aged 2 months and 16 days. Buried on the 2d of Feb. Services at the Forks (Amish) meeting house by D. H. Bender, and G. D. Miller from John 14:1.
"Fond parents, calm the heaving breast,
The Savior called him home;
Grieve not, your darling is at rest,
Beyond this vale of gloom." D. H. B.
SHUPP.--On March 6th 1892, at his residence, near Clearspring, Washington Co., Md., of a lingering disease. Bro. Abraham Shupp, aged 64 years, 2 months and 1 day. A sorrowing wife, five sons and six daughters survive him. Funeral March the 8th. Buried at the Clearspring Mennonite church. Services at the house by Adam Baer, and at the church by Henry Baer and Benjamin Lesher. I. W. Eby.
SUMMER.--On March 8th 1892, at her residence near Leitersburg, Washington Co., Md., of consumption, Sister Lizzie Summer, wife of Mr. David Summer, aged 70 years, 8 months and 24 days. Sister Summer was a consistent and beloved member of the Mennonite church. A husband, one son and one daughter, John Summer of Ohio, and Mary Shupp of Washington Co., Md., survive her. Funeral took place on March the 11th. Buried at Miller's Mennonite church. Services by Henry Baer and Adam Baer. I. W. Eby.
KAUFMAN.--On the 28th of Feb. 1892, in Conemaugh Twp. Somerset Co., Pa., of paralysis, Elizabeth, wife of Jacob Kaufman, aged 73 years, 9 months and 3 days. She leaves a husband, three sons and two daughters, three brothers, a number of grand children and four great grand children to mourn her death, but they need not mourn as those who have no hope. She was a member of the Amish church. Buried March 2d. Services by Moses B. Miller and Jonathan Hershberger.
WHITMER.--On the 1st of March 1892, at her residence
near Welshr*n, Franklin Co., Pa., of old age, Sister Elizabeth
Whitmer, relict of the Abraham Whitmer, deceased aged 83 years,
8 months and 14 days. Sister Whitmer was a faithful member of
the Mennonite church for many years. Funeral on March 4th. Buried
at Reiff's church, Washington Co., Md. Services by Michael Horst
and Adam Baer. I. W. Eby.
*It is a small letter, a, e, or o.
RIEL.--On the 15th of March 1892, near Milford, Seward Co., Neb., Anna, daughter of John and ----- Riel, aged 8 years, 2 months and 4 days. Buried in the Amish Mennonite graveyard. Funeral services by Joseph Rediger, from Matt. 24:44 and Jacob Stauffer from Rom. 6:23.
HOSTETTER.--On March 6th 1892, near Annville, Lebanon Co., Pa., of typhus fever, Abraham Hostetter, aged 60 years, 5 months and 8 days. Funeral on the 10th, text Rom. 6:23. Buried at the Gingrich meeting house. A large congregation assembled as a tribute of respect, and to sympathize with the bereft family.
Transcribed by: Cheri Salz, Illinois
LIVINGSTON.--On the 16th of March, 1892, in Kent Co., Mich. of disease of the lungs and old age, Moses Livingston, aged 77 years, 2 months and 25 days. He was born in Somerset Co., Pa, and moved to Michigan on the 4th of March, 26 years ago. His wife died 2 years ago on the 3d of March. He was buried the 18th. Funeral services by George Long, Peter Keim, and John Speicher. Bro. Livingston did not feel at home since his wife died. He said that death cannot come too soon.
"O, what a lonely path were ours
Could we, O Father, see
No home of rest beyond it all,
No guide or help in Thee?
"But thou art near, and with us still
To keep us on the way
That leads along this vale of tears
To the bright world of day.
"There shall thy glory, O our God!
Break fully on our view,
And we, thy saints, rejoice to find
That all thy word was true"
ZOOK.--On March 16, 1892, in Clinton Twp., Elkhart Co., Ind., of asthma and la grippe, Elizabeth Zook, aged 64 years, 9 months and 13 days. Sister Zook was a member of the church for many years and had many sorrows and trials to undergo, but she remained faithful to the end and had a desire to depart this life and be with Jesus. Buried on the 19th in the Union graveyard. Services by P. Y. Lehman in German, and D. J. Johns in English, from Rev. 20:12--15.
GEISE.--On the 19th of March, 1892, in Grand Rapids, Kent Co., Mich., Elmer, son of Conrad and Emma Geise.
GEISE.--On the 23d of March, 1892, in the same family, Earl, twin brother of Elmer. Buried in the West Caledonia burial ground, Elmer on the 22d and Earl on the 26th. Funeral services were held by C. Wenger. May God bless and comfort the bereaved parents in their double affliction. C. W.
EASH.--On the 12th of March, 1892, near Shipshewana, LaGrange Co., Ind., of typhoid and lung fever, Sarah Ann, daughter of Samuel S. and Susanna Eash, aged 13 years, 9 months and 22 days. Buried on the 14th in Millerís graveyard, near Shore, where a large number of people assembled to pay the last tribute of respect to the deceased. Services by Henry Miller in German and D. D. Miller in English, from Luke 12:40.
EASH.--On the 6th of January, 1892, near Shipshewana, LaGrange Co., Ind., Otis, son of Samuel S. and Susanna Eash, aged 1 year, 10 months and 4 days. Buried on the 8th. Funeral services by Jacob Weaver in English and Henry Miller in German.
Fickers.--On the 22d of March 1892, in Garrett, Ind., Sarah Fickes, aged 68 years, 11 months and 4 days. Buried on the 25th at the Tamarack church. Funeral services by Eli Stofer.
ZOOK.--On the 20th of January, 1892, in Fairfield Co., Ohio, sister Lydia Stutzman, widow of the late deacon Jonathan D. Zook, aged 76 years, 9 months and 12 days. She was born Apr. 8, 1815. Funeral services on the 22d at the Mount Tabor church by S. E. Rife. She was a member of the Amish Mennonite church for many years.
LANTZ.--On the 26th of March, 1892, in Champaign Co., Ohio, Sister Sarah, wife of Bro. Levi Lantz, aged 50 years, 11 months and 2 days. Funeral on the 29th at the Oak Grove church. Services by C. K. Yoder and H. Miller. She was buried in the Ludlow graveyard. Sister Lantz was born in Mifflin Co., Pa., came with her parents to Champaign Co., Ohio, when she was ten years old. She united with the A. M. church in her youth, and remained a faithful member until her death. She was married to Bro. Lantz Jan. 2, 1862, they having thus lived happily together for over thirty years.
BENNER.--On the 8th of March, 1892, near East Salem, Juniata Co., Pa., Huldah Elizabeth, daughter of Christian and Elmira Benner. After one week of sickness she fell asleep to wake no more, aged 1 year, 5 months and 2 days. Buried at the Lost Creek church. Services were held by William Graybill.
"I want to be an angel
And with the angels stand;
A crown upon my forehead
A harp within my hand"
MILLER.--On the 22d of March, 1892, in Newbury Twp., Lagrange Co., Ind., infant son of Fernandes and Polly Miller, and grandson of John E. Brontreger, aged 1 year. Buried on the 23d. Funeral services by D. S. Kaufman.
HOFFER.--On March 21st 1892, near Pennville, Lancaster Co., Pa., Wayne R infant son of Henry and Catharine Hoffer, aged 3 months and 29 days. Funeral on the 24th. Text: Rom. 8:17. Buried at Hernlyís meeting house.
BRUBACHER.--On March 25th 1892, at Coppenhefferís Station, Lancaster Co., Pa., of a complication of diseases, Bro. Martin S. Brubacher, son of Jacob N. and Barbara H. Brubacher, aged 29 years, 8 months and 2 days. Funeral on the 28th. Text: Psalm 103:14--18. Buried at Landisville meeting house. A large congregation assembled to pay the last tribute of respect to the deceased. After having embraced religion he desired to be baptized, which was administered the last evening of his life. Peace be to his ashes.
KLOPFENSTEIN.--On the 15th of Mar. 1892, near Archbold, Fulton Co., Ohio, Christian Klopfenstein. He was engaged in burning up old wood and brush in Benjamin Schad's orchard, and in some manner his clothes must have taken fire, and as his right hand was paralyzed he evidently could not do much to extinguish the fire. He was badly burned, and he was dead when found. His age was 74 years. His remains were buried in the Lockport graveyard. Funeral services by D. Wyse in German, and E. Frey in English. He was a member of the Amish church.
SHAUM.--On the 22d of March 1892, in Wayne Co., Ohio of Lagrippe, Bro. George Shaum, aged 73 years, 6 months and 5 days. He was buried on the 25th. Services were held by Henry Horst of Orrville, Ohio, assisted by Bros. Landes and Imhoff, from 2 Cor. 5:1--3. He leaves two children, a son and a daughter to mourn his death. He was deacon in the Mennonite church for many years, and we trust that he has used well the office of deacon purchased for himself a good degree and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus. I Tim. 3:13.
ASCHLIMAN*.--On the 6th of March 1892, near Ridgeville, Henry Co., Ohio of consumption, Catharine Aschliman, maiden name Lantz, aged 43 years, 5 months and 14 days. Buried in the Lockport graveyard. Funeral services in the Amish meeting house in Fulton Co., by D. Wyse in German from 2 Tim. 4:6--8, and by E. Frey in English from Rev. 21. She was a member of the Amish church. She leaves her husband and several children to mourn her death.
*Originally listed as "ESHLEMAN"
WYSE.--On the 14th of March 1892, near Pettisville, Fulton Co., Ohio, of dropsy of the heart, Catharine Wyse, maiden name Brand, widow of Peter Wyse, who was one of the first ministers in the church in Fulton Co. She was the mother of Pre. Jephtha Wyse. Her age was 85 years, and her descendants are numerous. Buried on the 17th. Funeral services by D. Sauder and Chr. Freyenberger. She was a faithful sister in the church.
WITWER.--On the 1st of March 1892, near Bowmansville, Lancaster Co., Pa., of hemorrhage, Noah Witwer, aged 19 years, 11 months and 11 days. Buried on the 3d of March. Services by B. G. Welder.
FREY.--On the 23d of Feb. 1892, near Chambersburg, Franklin Co., Pa., of heart disease and dropsy, Annie, wife of Samuel Frey, aged 62 years, 11 months and 17 days. She was a devoted member of the Mennonite church, and leaves her husband and six children to mourn their loss. Funeral services by P.H. Parret, P. Wadel and S. Leham, from 2 Tim 4:6--8.
"Well, she is gone, and now in heaven
She sings His praises who died for her;
And in her hand a harp is given
And sheís a heavenly worshiper"
GOOD.--On the 19th of March 1892, in Bowsmanville, Lancaster Co., Pa., of consumption, Bro. Solomon Good, aged 61 years, 4 months and 24 days. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite church. Buried in the Maple Grove graveyard at Bowmansville. Funeral services by John K. Brubaker, Benjamin Horning, and Solomon Ott, from Job 16:22.
JONES.--On the 14th of March 1892, near the Blanchard River church in Putnam Co., Ohio, Sophia Jones, aged 22 years 5 months and 27 days. She was a daughter of Bro. Henry Shank. She lived a short married life of only 3 months and 9 days. Funeral services on the 16th by D. S. Brunk from Isa. 38:1. "Set thine house in order, for thou shalt die and not live" ANNA STEMEN
WEAVER.--On the 10th of January 1892, near Weaverland, Lancaster Co., Pa., Gideon Weaver, aged 76 years, 9 months and 13 days. He was buried on the 14th in Weaverland graveyard. He was a consistent member of the Mennonite church for a number of years.
KAUFMAN.--On the 27th of Dec 1891, at Upper Strasburg, Franklin Co., Pa., Elizabeth Kaufman, aged 84 years, 6 months and 20 days. Buried in Kaufmanís graveyard. Funeral services at the house by S. D. Lehman and Peter Wedel in German and Philip H. Parret in English, from 2 Tim. 4:6-8. This passage had been selected by the deceased sister several years before her death. She longed for release from this body of flesh that she might be with Christ in the"home of the blest" The last words she said that could be understood were,"Glory be to God, Peace on earth, and good will to men" She evidently had in mind that beautiful Christmas hymn, a favorite of hers. For nearly 47 years she had been a faithful and zealous member of the Mennonite church. May her example be the means of bringing her descendants and friends to a closer walk with God. J. B. K.
MILLER.--On the 28th of Feb. 1892, at the residence of his grandfather, David Yoder, near Summit Mills, Somerset Co., Pa., of brain fever, Norman Miller, aged 10 years, 8 months and 27 days. Though very young in years, his loss will be very much felt in the school which he attended, and in the community in which he lived. He was the oldest child in the family; his father died nearly eight years ago. He leaves a brother, a sister and his mother to mourn their loss. At home and at school he was a model boy, kind to his teacher, and classmates, and obedient and attentive in his studies. In his illness he bore his sufferings patiently and awaited the call of his heavenly Father.
STONER.--On the 16th of March 1892, Anna Stoner, at the residence of her parents, Bro. and Sister Abrm. Stoner, near Murrel, Lancaster Co., Pa. The funeral took place on Saturday following, at Metzlerís meeting house. Services by Elias Nolt in German, and J. K. Brubaker in English. Text: Psalms 102:23, 24. A large assembly followed her remains to their last resting place. Consumption, with which she had been ailing for the past year, was the cause of death. Sister Anna, searched early and found grace in our Lord Jesus, and united with the church years ago. She was meek and humble, a perfect pattern for young and old; her main design was to do good and to help the needy. She was a good nurse, and is greatly missed in the family and all the neighborhood. In one of these benevolent acts she took a severe cold which caused her sickness. By what spirit our beloved departed sister was moved, manifested itself in the following hymn which she selected to be sung at her funeral.
The hour of my depatureís come;
I hear the voice that calls me home
Now, O my God! let trouble cease,
And let thy servant die in peace.
The race appointed I have run;
The comba's oíer, the price is won;
And now my witness is on high.
And now my recordís in the sky.
Not in mine innocence I trust,
I bow before thee in the dust;
And through my Saviorís blood alone
I look for mercy at thy throne.
I come, I come at thy command,
I give my spirit to thy hand;
Stretch forth thine everlasting arms,
And shield me in the last alarms. PHILIP.
FRETZ.--On the 23d of March 1892, at the residence of Jacob Fretz, in Holmes Co., Ohio, of old age, Sister Elizabeth Fretz. (maiden name Strohm), aged 91 years 9 months and 5 days. Buried on the 26th at the Longenecker church, where funeral services were conducted by Pre. Adam Kornhaus from Philippians 1:21--24. The deceased was born June 18th 1800 in West Scenlo (?) Co., N. Y. Married to Daniel Fretz in the year 1825, in Fayette Co., Pa., moved to Ohio in 1841. Her husband is still living and their descendants were 13 children, of whom 10 survive, 22 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. She united with the Mennonite church in 1820, and has given assurance of her acceptance with God.
DEFREESE.--On Feb. 28th 1892, near Goshen, Ind., of consumption, Rosa Defreese, aged 19 years, 8 months and 13 days. About a year before her death she took sick with lagrippe, from which she never fully recovered. During this long illness she suffered much; at times she had severe pain, but bore it all with Christian fortitude, thanking God for sending those afflictions by which she was made to look deeply into the vanities of this world, and the blessedness of humbly following her Master, whom she often thanked for calling her to his service at the age of 15 years. At one time a number of young sisters being together she admonished them to be obedient in the church, and to pay their vows to God. Although Rosa was poor in this worldís goods she was rich in Christ, and thus won many friends who did what they could to make life pleasant for her. To show her gratitude she wrote a letter to the Sabbath-school, encouraging saints and warning sinners. She made all arrangements for the funeral and said she would like to have everything plain, and to have everybody sing at her funeral. On the 27th she bade all present a kind farewell, saying she hoped her long desire to be with Jesus would soon be granted her. Thus she fell calmly asleep to awake in a glorious eternity. Buried on the 1st of March. Services from I Cor. 15:42 (which text she had selected), by D. J. Johns and Isaac S. Berkey.
YODER.-- On the 22d of Jan. 1892, near Shipshewana, LaGrange Co. Ind., Willis, son of Levi J. and Jane Yoder, aged 1 year, 4 months and 1 day. He died of spinal and brain fever. Funeral services at the Forks church by Elis Miller in German, and D. D. Miller in English from Gen. 45:5.
Transcribed by: Cheri Salz, Illinois