Herald of Truth Obituaries - June, 1892

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Herald Of Truth, Vol. XXIX, No. 11, June 1, 1892, page 174, 75

A HORRIBLE DEATH
On the 15th of May in Boyne Falls, Mich., Mr. Hugh Cameron, proprietor of the Boyne Falls Handle Factory, had both arms torn from his body, and his whole body crushed by a belt of the elevator. In putting the belt on the pulley of the main line shaft while running at full speed the belt was thrown over him; winding him around the main shaft and striking him with head and feet on the floor. Before the engine could be stopped his body was badly mangled. His sufferings lasted only thirty minutes when death relieved him of his bodily sufferings. Mr. Cameron was a good man to the poor, but the one thing needful was put off to a more convenient season. "Be ye therefore also ready, for the Son of man cometh in such an hour as ye think not." His body taken to Canada for burial, where the parents of the deceased reside. He was about 35 years of age. The writer was running the engine on the day of the accident, and the sad sight was such as he hopes never to see again. D. B. SHELLY.

PRE. HENRY B. MOYER
On the 26th of April, 1892, near Blooming Glen Hilltown Twp., Bucks Co., Pa., aged 73 years, 11 months and 5 days. Bro. Moyer was born in Hilltown Township on the 21st of May, 1818. He was married to Sister Mary Clymer and moved to Westmoreland Co., where he was ordained to the ministry. In 1844 they moved back to Hilltown, where he spent the rest of his life. They were blessed with six children. Sister Moyer died on the 2d of January, 1881, in her 60th year. In 1885 he was married to Sister Anna Moyer, widow of the late Samuel Moyer of Hilltown. Bro. Moyer united with the church in early youth, and as a minister he served the church about 49 years. His remains were interred on the 29th at Blooming Glen, whither they were followed by a large concourse of relatives and friends. Funeral services by S. Godshalk, Isaac and Abr. F. Moyer and H. Godshalk.

"The hour of my departure's come,
I heard the voice that called me home.
Now, O my Lord, let troubles cease
And let thy servant die in peace.

"The race appointed I have run,
The combat's o'er, the prize is won;
And now my witness is on high
and now my reacord's I the sky."

BIXLER.--On the 8th of May, 1892, in Wayne Co., Ohio, Veronica, daughter of John and Mary Bixler, aged 15 years, 4 months and 13 days. She leaves her parents, two brothers and a sister to mourn her early death. Buried in the Sonnenberg graveyard. Funeral services by Jacob Nusbaum from Rom. 10:8--10.

HOUSEN--April 8, 1892, in Lancaster, Pa., of dropsy, Mary S. Housen, aged 34 years, 9 days. Funeral on the 10th. Text, Jer. 15:9. Buried at Kraybill's meeting-house.

LYNCH.--On the 26th of March, 1892, near Gap, Lancaster Co., Pa., of cerebro spinal meningitis, Clara Lynch, adopted daughter of Christian and Rachel Kauffman, aged 6 years and one month.

BRADLEY.--April 22, 1892, on Sporting Hill, Lancaster Co., Pa., of old age, Mrs. Esther Bradley, widow, aged 79 years, 3 months, and 15 days. Funeral on the 26th. Text, Is. 38:1. Buried at Erisman's meeting-house.

ALBRECHT.--On the 10th of May, 1892, in Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Co., Ont., of diphtheria and croup, daughter of John and Mary Albrecht, aged 4 years and 23 days. Buried on the 11th, in Zehr's graveyard. Funeral services by Jacob Wagler.

ALBRECHT.--On the 12th of May, 1892, in the same family, and of the same disease another daughter, aged 6 years, 6 months and 11 days. Buried on the 12th in Zehr's graveyard. Funeral services by Christian Zehr and Jacob Wagler. May God comfort the bereaved brother and sister in their deep affliction. CHR. ZEHR.

KOHLI.--On the 29th of April, 1892, in Harrison Twp., Elkhart Co., Ind., of croup, Rosa Ellen, daughter of Josiah and Rebecca Kohli, aged 6 years, 10 months and 24 days. Rosa was dearly beloved by the family. She died very suddenly, being sick but one day. Buried at Yellow Creek on the 1st of May. Services by Noah Metzler and Jonas Loucks. Text, Prov. 18:10.

STEHMAN.--Died April 16, 1892, near Highville, Lancaster Co., Pa., of consumption, Sister Susan L., wife of Peter Stehman, aged 60 years, 6 months and 18 days. Funeral on the 18th. Text, Isa. 38:1. Buried at the Masonville meeting-house. A large congregation assembled to pay the last tribute of respect.

HUBER.--May 1, 1892, in Donegal Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., of blood poisoning, Isaac H. Huber, aged 53 years, 9 months and 27 days. Funeral on the 5th. Text, Gen. 27:2. Buried at Graybill's meeting-house. A large congregation assembled to pay a tribute of respect for the deceased and to sympathize with the bereft family. An aged, blind father survives him.

METZLER.--April 11, 1892, near Erisman's meeting-house, Lancaster Co., Pa., of quinsy, Sister Elizabeth S., wife of Bro. Ch. Metzler, aged 46 years, 11 months and 15 days. Funeral on the 13th. Text, Gen. 46:30. Buried at Hernly's meeting-house. A large congregation assembled to pay the last tribute of respect. Sister Metzler was indeed a bright and shining light.

HIRSCHI.--On the 13th of May, 1892, in Wayne Co., Ohio, Susanna, wife of David Hirschi, aged 45 years, 9 months and 5 days. She leaves her sorrowing husband and thirteen children, beside many relatives and friends to mourn her death. She was buried in the Sonnenberg churchyard. Funeral services by Jacob Nusbaum from I Cor. 15:50-58.

GRAYBILL.--May 1, 1892, near Thompsontown, Juniata Co., Pa., of apoplexy, Bishop Jacob S. Graybill, aged 75 years, I month and 4 days. Funeral on the 3rd. Text, Heb. 13:7 Buried at the Lost Creek meeting-house. A large congregation assembled to sympathize with the bereft family and pay a tribute of respect for the departed brother. Bro. Graybill was indeed a faithful laborer in the Lord's vineyard. A wife and 7 children survive him. May the Lord comfort them!

BAUM.--On the 27th of April, 1892, in Bedminster, Bucks Co., Pa., Joseph Baum, aged 81 years, 7 months and 1 day. Buried on the 2d of May at Deep Run. Funeral services by A. M. Fretz, S. Godshalk and John Gross.

"Jesus can make a dying bed
As soft as downy pillows are;
While on his breast I lean my head
And breathe my life out sweetly there."

LEICY.--On the 21st of April, 1892, in Dublin, Bucks Co., Pa., Abraham Leicy, aged 83 years, 4 months and 10 days. Buried at Blooming Glen on the 25th. Funeral services by S. Godshalk, A. Myers and Isaac Rickert.

Our fathers's eyes are closed in death,
We hear his voice no more;
We mourn his loss, but hope we soon
Shall meet on Canaan's shore.

LANDERS.--On the 2d of April, 1892, in Bedminster, Bucks Co., Pa., Maggie Landes, aged 4 years, 7 months and 18 days. Buried on the 7th at Deep Run. Funeral services by Isaac Myers and Samuel Godshalk.

"Maggie, thou wast mild and lovely,
Gentle as the summer breeze;
Pleasant as the air of evening
When it floats among the trees."

WEIDMAN.--April 22, 1892, at Sporting Hill, Lancaster Co., Pa., Sister Fannie S., wife of Jacob S. Weildman and daughter of Bro., and Sister Ch. E. Gingrich, aged 33 years, 8 months and 4 days. Funeral on the 25th. Text, Mark 13:33-37. Buried at Kauffman's meeting-house. A large congregation assembled to sympathize with the bereaved family, parents and brothers and sisters. Sister Weidman was a faithful member and ornament of the Mennonite church. Peace to her ashes!

HORST.--On the 5th of May, 1892, near North Lawrence, Startk Co., Ohio, of trouble in the throat, Arthur Roy, son of Amos and Anna Horst, aged 5 months, 22 days. Funeral on the 7th at Pleasant View. Services by Michael Horst and Adam Kornhaus from 2 Kings 4:26.

"Dear Arthur Roy, our darling boy,
Most dear to us, our heart's sweet joy,
ëTis hard to say to thee, Farewell,
But God has called and all is well."

SMITH.--On the 14th of May, 1892, near Clearspring, Washington Co., Md., Sister Elizabeth, widow of the late Joseph Smith, aged 80 years, 5 months and 21 days. Her husband preceded her to the grave 23 years ago. Of eleven children six daughters and one son survive her, also her brother Aquilla Rowland of Ogle Co., Ill. Her posterity numbers 11 children, 48 grandchildren, and 54 great-granchildren. She was a consistent member of the Mennonite church for 60 years. Her remains were laid to rest on the 16th at the Mennonite church near Clearspring. Funeral services by Michael Horst and Adam Baer.

SCHWARTZENDRUBER.--On the 5th of May, 1892, in McLean Co., Ill., of the infirmities of old age, Mary Schwartzendruber, aged 87 years and 21 days. She was married twice; her first husband was John Buerckelbach to whom she was married in 1829. He died in 1841. In 1843 she was married to John VanGuenden who died in 1865. Of the five children from the first marriage four remain, and from the second two children out of three survive their parents. Since the death of her last husband she had been living with her son Christian Buerckelbach. Her remains were laid to rest on the 7th in the North Danvers graveyard. Funeral services by Joseph Buercky and Peter Shantz. J. S.

GODSHALK.-- On the 16th of April, 1892, in Doylestown, Bucks Co., Pa., Ella, daughter of John and ---- Godshalk, aged 17 years, 6 months and 23 days. Buried on the 20th at the Doylestown Mennonite M. H. Funeral services by H. Rosenberger and Isaac Rickert.

Ella, dear, thy place is vacant,
Thy sweet voice is heard no more,
But again we hope to greet thee
Over on the blissful shore.

There with Jesus Christ, our King
And the saints who've gone before,
Unto God our praise we'll bring
And his precious name adore.

HEDRICH.--On the 3rd of May, 1892, in Harrison Twp., Elkhart Co., Ind., Susan, wife of William Hedrich, aged 67 years, 4 months and 8 days. She leaves a husband and four children to mourn her departure. The Hedrich family moved from Mahoning County, Ohio, to Indiana, about 26 years ago. They lived a few months with David Metzler; from there they moved to the place where she died. The dear sister suffered a great deal for a number of years, of nervous debility. She spent most of her time during her sickness in a chair, helpless as a child. She was a member of the German Reformed church until three years ago, when she united with the Mennonite church. She was buried at Yellow Creek on the 4th. Services by David Burkholder, Jonas Loucks and Noah Metzler. Text, Mal 3:18.

OTTO.--May 8, 1892, near Grantsville, Garret Co., Md., of typhoid fever, Bro. John W. Otto, aged 26 years, 3 months and 6 days. He leaves a father, a brother, and six sisters and a host of friends to mourn their loss. He was much concerned about the spiritual welfare of the family, and was an earnest worker in the church of which he had been a member for a number of years. At the time of his death he was both an officer and a teacher in the Sunday-school, where his loss will be deeply felt, but let us submissively say, "Thy will be done." His remains were interred on May 9. Funeral services at the Casselman M. H. by D. H. Bender and Pre. Enlow from I Cor. 15:54.

"Brother, thou art sweetly resting,
Cold may be this earthly tomb;
But the angels sweetly whispered,
Come, and live with us at home.'"

BRUNK.--On the 15th of April, 1892, in Rockingham Co., Va., of relapse of lagrippe and measles, Sister Nora, daughter of Bro. and Sister Chr. H. and Mary Brunk, aged 17 years, 7 months. She suffered severely for several days. Her life on earth was a short one, but it was full of loving deeds and kind words. Three years before her death she united with the church, and was a faithful and devoted worker for the Lord, adorning her life with Christian humility, godly piety, and unfaltering zeal in the cause of Christ. By her earnestness and zeal and her loving gentle ways she endeared herself to everyone, and her loss is sadly felt in the church and Sunday-school and by her classmates and teachers at Mt. Clinton, where she was attending school when she took sick, and although the loss falls heavily upon the bereaved family and her large circle of friends, we feel that our loss is her gain. Buried in the New Erection graveyard, where a large concourse of friends assembled. Funeral services by Bish. S. Coffman and Pre. J. C. Painter.

BRENNEMAN.--Abram H., son of Abraham and Mary Brenneman, was born Jan. 15, 1869, in Rockingham Co., Va. A few months ago he was converted and joined the Mennonite church, in which he lived a zealous and honored member until his probation ended May 12, 1892. At the age of 19 he came to Jasper Co., Mo. One year later he was happily married to Mary V. Weaver, of Oronogo, Mo. The fruit of this marriage is two children. He was in usual health, at work in the field, when he was taken very sick, had to be taken to the house, where he suffered untold agony for 24 hours, when death relieved him. All was done that skilled and loving hands could do, but of no avail. As death began wrapping him in its cold embrace he kissed wife and sister good-bye. When he saw their grief he said, "I am happy." To the widow our Father has assured his sustaining grace; to the orphan comes his promise to be a father; to to the mother the Master says: "Wait but a season and he shall be restored;" to the brother and sister comes the warning, "Be ye also ready." Our loved ones are not lost, but gone before when they die in the Lord. Funeral services were held at the grave by C. F. Barnes, from the words, "Be ye therefore ready, for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of Man cometh."

Death sought a precious victim
When he bore away our loved one
To the glorious gate of Paradise,
To heaven's eternal bower,
To live in the presence
Of the ever-living God
While the frail, fair casket
Lies beneath the dark, damp sod. K. H. BRENNEMAN.

HEATWOLE.--On the 5th of May, 1892, near Dale Enterprise, Va., of brain fever and paralysis, Lewis Aaron, youngest child of Manasses and Margaret Heatwole, aged 6 years, 9 months, 10 days. Buried on the 6th in the Weaver graveyard. Funeral services by Daniel S. Heatwole and Joseph F. Heatwole from 2 Kings 4:26. Little Lewis was a great sufferer for a long time from hip disease, and the last seven months of his life he lay on his back all the time. In this time he was the very model of patience. It is indeed hard for the fond mother to give him up (his father preceded him to the grave), but Jesus said "Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of heaven." If little Lewis could speak to us now no doubt his words would be in accord with the lines:

"Fond mother, calm the heaving breast,
The Savior called me home;
Grieve not, your darling is at rest
Beyond this vale of gloom.

"Let hope's bright beams dispel the gloom
That fills your throbbing breast,
'Twas Jesus kindly bade me come
And called me to his rest."

The fond mother says:
"Lewis, thou hast left us lonely,
Sorrow fills our hearts to day;
But beyond this vale of sorrow
Tears will all be wiped away.

"Lewis, thou art sweetly resting,
Cold may be this earthly tomb;
But the angels sweetly whispered,
ëCome, and live with us at home." P. S. H.

Transcribed by: Cheri Salz, Illinois

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SLAUBAUGH.--On the 8th of May, 1892, near Carthage, Jasper Co., Mo., of consumption, Susan, daughter of John Slaubaugh, in her 38th year. Buried at the Spring River (Dunkard) church.

KREIDER.--On the 18th of May, 1892, near Soudersburg, Lancaster Co., Pa.., Amos G., infant son of George and Anna Kreider, aged 2 months and 21 days. Buried on the 21st. Services at the home by John Ranck and Elias Groff from Rom. 8:17.

MCGUIRE.--Near Hinton, Rockingham Co., Virginia, May 23d, 1892, Sister Sally McGuire, aged 81 years and 3 months. Buried on the 25th at the Bank church. Funeral services by Simeon Heatwole, Samuel Coffman and Daniel Heatwole. Text, Rev. 14:13.

MACK.--On the 16th of May, 1892, in Washington, Berks Co., Pa., of the infirmities of old age, Jesse Mack, father of Pre. S. Mack, aged 79 years, 10 months and 6 days. Buried on the 20th in the Hereford graveyard. Funeral services by John Beidler and Henry Bower.

RUPP.--On the 29th of April, 1892, near Trenton, Butler Co., Ohio, from the after effects of la grippe, Magdalena Rupp, aged 65 years, 2 months and 9 days. Buried on the 1st of May. She leaves one brother and many friends. Funeral services by Peter Imhoff in German from Rev. 14:13, and by Peter Duchman in English.

GRAYBILL.--On the 13th of May, 1892, near Hinkletown, Lancaster Co., Pa., Lydia, maiden name Brubaker, wife of William Graybill, aged 40 years, 4 months and 26 days. Funeral on the 17th. Services by Moses Weaver from John 6:39. Deceased was born in Snyder Co., Pa., and leaves her husband and five children to mourn their loss. May God comfort them in their afflictions.

LAPP.--On the 31st of May, 1892, in Leacock Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., of heart disease, Christiana, wife of Benjamin Lapp, and daughter of Peter Summers, aged 40 years, 2 months and 16 days. Buried on the 3d of June. Funeral services by Daniel Esch and Gideon Stoltzfus from Mark 13:35-37. Within one hour she was well and a corpse. She leaves a husband and ten children, the youngest only six weeks old; also brothers and sisters and many friends, yet we need not mourn as those who have no hope.

SHERK.--On the 23d of April, 1892, in Selkirk, Haldimand Co., Ont., of old age, sister Anna Sherk, widow of Chr. Sherk, aged 79 years, 11 months. She had not been able to attend church for a number of years, owing to infirmities. She was a faithful member of the church always pleasant, and of kind disposition. We trust that her exchange is a happy one. Thirteen children survive her, eleven of whom followed her to the grave. Buried in the Lake Shore cemetery, where many friends congregated to pay the last tribute of respect. Appropriate remarks were made by Chr. Gehman in German and Isaac Rittenhouse in English from Rev. 22:14.

LINHOSS.--On the 19th of May, 1892, near Ladd, Va., Josie, son of Conrad and Rebecca Linhoss, aged 1 year, 5 months and 11 days. Buried at Springdale on the 21st. Funeral services by A. P. Heatwole and J. Martin from St. Luke 18:16.

"This lovely bud, so young and fair,
Called hence by early doom.
Just came to show how fair a flower
In paradise may bloom."

FRANCK.--On the 11th of May, 1892, near Lititz, Lancaster Co., Pa., after suffering seven weeks of jaundice, Sister Lydia, wife of Bro. Henry Franck, aged 81 years, 11 months and 7 days. Her maiden name was Kurtz. She leaves her sorrowing husband, one granddaughter, and seven great grandchildren to mourn their loss. Sister Franck had a desire to depart and be with Christ. Buried on the 14th at Hess' Mennonite church. Funeral services by J. H. Hess and C. Risser in German and Jacob N. Brubacher in English from Rev. 7:16, 17.

MOHR.--On the 29th of May, 1892, in McLean Co., Ill., from the effects of LaGrippe, Peter Mohr, aged 49 years, 5 months and 4 days. Bro. Mohr was married to Anna Stalton on the 3rd of February, 1865. This union was blessed with 10 children, of whom 7 are living. The remains were laid to rest on the 31st in Troyer's burial ground. A large number of sympathizing friends attended the funeral. Appropriate remarks were made at the house from Ps. 103, and in the church at Yudan by Joseph Stuckey and Peter Shantz, from John 11:28. Bro. Mohr was a member of the North Danvers Mennonite church. Peace to his ashes. May God comfort the bereaved family and friends. JOSEPH STUCKEY.

MILLER.--On the 16th of May, 1892, in Shipshewana, Indiana, of consumption, Ida, daughter of Levi and Ellen Miller, aged 4 years, 1 month and 17 days. Buried on the 17th at Forks church. Services by Eli Miller in German and D. D. Miller in English from Mark 10:14. Bro. Miller is also a victim of that lingering disease consumption, so that he was unable to see his dear child buried
May the dear brother and sister look to God for comfort, for from him all cometh.

Your Ida dear has gone
To her eternal rest;
Amid the heavenly throng
She'll be forever blest.

FOUST.--David Foust, an old settler, and an estimable citizen, died at his home in Gerlaw, Friday evening May 13, 1892, at 6 o'clock. He was stricken with paralysis several years ago, and never fully recovered. He had been confined to his house and in feeble health all winter, but not until within the last ten days had he been bedfast or considered dangerously ill. Mr. Foust was a carpenter by trade, having erected several large building in this county and also the U. B. church in which his funeral sermon was preached. He was bold and fearless in his convictions of right, ever ready to lend a helping hand to those in distress, and never in his history was his honesty brought into question. All knew him as a good, honest citizen and neighbor, and a kind husband and father. He was born near Orrstown, Pa., Dec. 29, 1829, and came to Warren county in 1852, where he resided forty years. Funeral services in the U. B. church in Gerlaw, Sunday, May 15, by Pre. S. G. Morrow. The remains were laid to rest in the Gerlaw cemetery. He leaves a sorrowing wife, three sons and many friends to mourn their loss; also three brothers and one sisters. The family have the sympathy of all A. G. P.

CARMAN.--On the 23d of May, 1892, in Allen Co., Ohio, of dropsy, Olando Edwin, son of George and Rebecca Carman, aged 3 years, 10 months and 10 days. Buried on the 24th at the Salem church. Services by C. B. Brenneman, Joseph Heatwole of Virginia, and J. Shenk.

"Orlie, thou hast left us lonely,
Sorrow fills our hearts to-day;
But beyond this vale of sorrow
Tears will all be wiped away.

"Orlie, thou art sweetly resting,
Cold may be this earthly tomb;
But the angels sweetly whispered,
"Come, and live with us at home.'" C. B. Brenneman.

POWELL.--On the 12th of March, 1892, in Knox Co., Tenn., Willie Hertzler, son of Henry and Lydia Powell, aged 8 months and 5 days. Little Willie was sick but a short time and the physician was unable to give any definite name to the disease. Short services were held at the home of Bro. Powell by H. H. Good, after which the little body was sent to Allen Co., O., to be interred, as they had made arrangements soon to return again to their home in this place which they had left upward of a year ago. It was buried in the Salem graveyard, and on the 1st of May, after the parents' return, services were held at Salem by C. B. Brenneman, from the words, "Suffer little
children to come unto me, and forbid them not; for of such is the kingdom of heaven."

MILLER.--On the 11th of May, 1892, in Elklick Twp., Somerset Co., Pa., of tumorous affection of the liver and stomach, Magdalena (maiden name Swartzendruber), wife of Samuel J. Miller, aged 58 years, 5 months and 27 days. She had been sick nearly all winter. She suffered at times intense pain, so much so that she had to be kept partly under the influence of opiates much of the time, but she bore it all patiently. On the 10th she was yet able to sit up in a chair and was apparently about in the same condition as she had been for some time previous, but during that night she sank very rapidly and about nine o'clock on the morning of the 11th she lapsed into unconsciousness from which she did not rally. She sank gradually lower and quietly expired at about 11 o'clock in the evening. She was laid to rest on the 13th in the new graveyard at the Amish church. Services by C. S. Beachy and Manasses Beachy, from Rom. 8. The funeral was very largely attended. She leaves a husband and five children. Deceased was a consistent member of the Amish Mennonite church and was universally beloved.

GOOD.--In Allen Co., Ohio, March 12, 1892, of erysipelas, A. P. Good, aged 68 years, 5 months and 20 days. Buried on the 14th at the Salem church, followed to the grave by many sympathizing relatives and friends. Services by C. B. Brenneman and Moses Brenneman. He was born in Rockingham Co., Va., and was married to Rebecca Rhodes. To this union were born ten children; two have preceded him to the promised land. There are 38 grandchildren living and 7 dead. He also leaves a dear companion with her family to mourn their loss, but blessed be God, they need not mourn as those having no hope. He was a devoted member of the Mennonite church for many years; always kind and charitable to the poor, and would sometimes discommode himself for the sake of helping the poor and needy. He was liberal in his contributions for the cause of Christ. The church has lost one of the charitable ones so much needed to advance the cause of Christ. In the last years of the late war he moved with his family from Rockingham Co., Va., to Putnam Co., Ohio, where he lived a few years and then moved to Allen Co., Ohio on the farm where he lived at the time of his death. A few nights before he died the writer visited him, and asked whether he was ready to be offered. He said he was, and that he was glad that we
need not always remain in the world. He further said, "I am ready, and will just be satisfied as the Lord will." Oh, brethren, let us strive so to live that we can truly say at all times, "Just as the Lord will." C. B. Brenneman

GROVE.--On the 24th of May, 1892, near Ladd, Augusta Co., Va., of asthma and paralysis, Barbara, widow of Martin H. Grove, aged 60 years, 10 months and 4 days. She leaves nine children, -- five sons and four daughters, -- to mourn her departure; yet they mourn not as those that have no hope. She had been a member of the Mennonite church for a number of years, and by her walk and conduct showed to the world that she had accepted Christ. Six of the children have set out to live for the Christ for whom their mother had lived. May they hold out faithful to a happy end and may the remaining three yet turn to Christ before it is too late. She was in her usual health with the exception of a cold. She ate supper as usual and then retired, and not long after she rose. Her son and daughter came to her assistance. She lasted only about half an hour. Her remains were interred at Springdale on the 26th. Funeral services were conducted by J. Martin and A. P. Heatwole from I Sam. 7:3, "Prepare your hears unto the Lord."

"Dearest mother, thou hast left us,
Here thy loss we deeply feel;
But ëtis God that haft bereft us,--
He can all our sorrows heal."

CARPENTER.--On the 15th of May, 1892, in Strasburg, Lancaster Co., Pa., Mary A., wife of Martin Carpenter, aged 47 years, 8 months and 16 days. She leaves a deeply bereaved husband and 6 children to mourn the loss of a loving wife and mother. She was a member of the church for about two years, and her place was seldom vacant at the meetings. Buried on the 18th. Services in the Strasburg M. H. by Pre. Amos Herr from Luke 10:42. This is the second death in this family within a short time, Martin, a son of about 4 years of age, having died but three short weeks before. The bereaved family has the sympathy of the whole community in this sad affliction. May they all look to Jesus for comfort.

The bosom where we oft have lain,
And slept our infant hours away,
Will never beat for us again,
'Tis still in death! 'tis senseless clay.

Well, mother's gone and now at rest;
She sings his praise who died for her,
With all the ransomed and the blest,
And she's a heavenly worshiper.

Oft let us think of what she said,
And of the kind advice she gave:
O let us do it, as she's dead
And sleeping in her lowly grave.

And let us choose the path she chose,
And her we soon again may see
Beyond this world of sin and woes
With Jesus in eternity.

Transcribed by: Cheri Salz, Illinois


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