Herald of Truth , Vol. XXIX, No. 17, September 1, 1892 page 268. 269, 270
A SAD SCENE
On Tuesday evening the 9th of August about 7 o'clock Bro. Allen Eby, son of Eld. Amos Eby, and Bro. Simon Moyer, son of Jonas Moyer, both living near Berlin, Waterloo Co., Ontario, were killed by lightning while standing under a tree. They had gone out into the field to plow after supper, and after having plowed a few rounds, they saw a shower coming and they sought shelter under a tree in the adjoining field where the lightning struck them and instantly killed both. Their wives, after hearing the severe stroke, went out to see if it had struck the barn, and while thus looking they saw the horses running in the field, and not seeing the men they went in search for them, and found them lying under the burning tree. What a shock must this have been, to find their dear husbands lifeless before them. They lald them to one side and went after help.
Allen Eby's age was 27 years, 10 months and 21 days. He leaves a widow with one child to mourn their loss.
Simon Moyer's age was 26 years, 5 months and 20 days. He leaves a widow to mourn her loss. They were buried side by side in the Eby Cemetery, Berlin, on the 11th of August. This was the saddest funeral we ever witnessed. The entire community was stirred, and all seemed to deply sympathize with these two young widows and breaved friends. It is estimated that over 1,500 people were present at the burial. The services were conducted by Eld. H. Goudie at the house, and H. S. Hallman and Eld. Yaeger at the church. What a blessed thing it is to be ready. Then let death come by lightning or any other way, and it will be all right. Gospel Banner.
KELLER Aug. 6th, 1892, in Warwick, Lancaster Co., Pa., Sister Susan Keller, widow, aged 72 years, 10 months and 22 days. Funeral on the 9th. Text, Psalm 39:4-7. Buried at Hammer Creek meeting house. A large congregation assembled on the solemn occasion.
ZOOK. On the 29th of July, 1892, near Goshen,
Ind., of brain fever, Glendora, son of Menno and Mary Zook,
aged 1 month and 15 days.
"This lovely bud, so young and fair,
Called hence by early doom,
Just came to show how fair a flower
In paradise may bloom."
KAUFFMAN. On the 6th of Aug., 1892, in LaGrange
Co., Ind., of brain fever, Eva June, daughter of Rudolph
and Elizabeth Kauffman, aged 1 year, 1 month and 9 days.
"Eva dear is sweetly resting,
Cold may be the earthly tomb,
But the angel's sweetly whispered,
Come and live with us at home."
MAURER. July 19th, 1892, in Petersburg, Lancaster Co., Pa., of dropsy, Martha Maurer, aged 72 years. Funeral on the 22d. Text, Heb. 9:27. Buried at Petersburg meeting house.
METZLER. July 28th, 1892, by accidently falling under the cars in Manheim whereby his head was crushed, Willie Metzler, of Sporting Hill, Lancaster Co., Pa., aged 13 years and 3 months. Funeral on the 30th. Text, Matt. 25:13. Buried in the Sporting Hill graveyard. This young boy was on his way with others, to the railroad station to take the cars for a pleasure trip. A deeply afflicted family greatly mourn the loss of one of their number. This was indeed a sad and solemn warning for all pleasure seekers.
GINGRICH. August 13th, 1892, near Fontana, Lebanon Co., Pa., of general debility, Bishop Isaac Gingrich, aged 69 years, 11 months and 4 days. Funeral on the 17th. Text, Heb. 13:7. Buried at Ginrich's meeting house. A large congregation assembled as a token of the high esteem in which the dear brother was held. Bro. Gingrich was a faithful laborer in the vineyard of the Lord. He was very modest, peacable and unassuming. He was indeed a bright shining light. His example is truly worthy of imitation. May the good Lord comfort the bereft family.
WOLF. July 30th, 1892, in Mountville, Lancaster Co., Pa., of old age, Sister Mary Wolf, widow, aged 79 years, 9 months and 10 days. Funeral on Aug. 3. Text, Psalm 88:10. Buried in the Mountville cemetery. Peace to her ashes.
BOMBERGER. July 31st, 1892, near Manheim, Lancaster Co., Pa., of heart disease, Elias B. Bomberger, aged 64 years, 8 months and 8 days. Funeral on Aug. 3. Text, Psalm 39:7. Buried in Manheim cemetery. A sorrowing family followed the remains to the grave.
ERISMAN. August 4th, 1892, near Sporting Hill. Lancaster Co., Pa., of typhoid fever. Albert Erisman, aged 40 years, 9 months and 22 days. Funeral on the 8th. Text, Luke 7:14. Buried at Erisman's meeting house. A sorrowing wife, one daughter and a large congregation followed his remains to the grave.
WENGER. On the 22d of July, 1892, at Hawpatch, LaGrange Co., Ind., Joseph Wenger, aged 74 years, 7 months and 11 days. He was born in Switzerland, and came to this country when 5 years old. In 1843 he was married to Leah Hartzler who survives him. His sickness is supposed to have been caused by drinking ice water when too warm. He bore his sufferings patiently and desired to depart this life. Peace to his ashes.
SCHOENBECK. On the 1st of August, 1892, at Danver's McLean Co., Ill., of infirmities, Jacob Schoenbeck, aged 76 years, 4 months and 10 days. He was born at Schmiedenhof in Prussia, came to America in 1838. He leaves two brothers and many friends to mourn their loss. Funeral services by Chr. Gingrich, John Gingrich and Joseph Stuckey.
KEMPF. On the 14th of August, 1892, in Johnson Co., Iowa, of bloodpoisoning, Samuel Kempf, aged 50 years, 6 months and 13 days. Buried on the 16th. He was a member of the Amish Mennonite church; he was an earnest worker in the Lord's vineyard. He leaves a sorrowing wife and six children, but they deed not mourn as those who have no hope, for we believe that our loss is his everlasting gain. Funeral services by the writer from 2 Tim. 4:6-8. CHRISTIAN WEREY.
HARNISH. Aug. 10th, 1892, in Petersburg, Lancaster Co., Pa., of dropsy, Sister Martha, wife of Deacon Jacob Harnish, aged 64 years, 3 months and 27 days. Funeral on the 13th. Text, Rev. 7:13-17. Buried at Petersburg meeting house. A large congregation assembled to pay a tribute of respect for the beloved sister. Sister Harnish was a faithful Christian.
SHUE. August 8th, 1892, near Marietta, Lancaster Co., Pa., Sister Mary Shue, aged 55 years, 10 months and 18 days. Funeral on the 10th. Text, Gal. 6:7. Buried at Erisman's meeting house. Peace to her ashes.
MARTIN Aug. 9th, 1892, near Millway, Lancaster Co., Pa., of apoplexy, John H. Martin, aged 58 years, 8 months and 19 days. Funeral on the 12th. Text, Matt. 25:13. Buried at Metz's meeting house, a sorrowing family and large congregation followed his remains to the grave.
FRETZ. Sarah, wife of John Fretz, of Plumstead,
Bucks Co., Pa., died July 16th, 1892, aged 72 years, 6 months
and 29 days. Buried at Deep Run, on the 19th. Many friends were
present to sympathize with the mourners.
"Mother dear, we hope to meet thee,
When the day of life is fled,
Then in heaven with joy to greet thee,
Where no farewell tear is shed."
Funeral services by Samuel Gross and S. Godshalk.
FRETZ. Abraham K. Fretz died July 17th, 1892, aged 76 years, 9 months and 8 days. Buried at Deep Run brick meeting house. Many friends were present. Funeral service by S. Godshalk and A. M. Fretz from Phil. 1:23.
STRITE. On Sunday August 7th, 1892, near Cearfoss,
Md., of cholera infantum, Ira Clinton, only child of John
and Mary Strite, aged 11 months and 13 days. Funeral services
on the 9th at Reiff's meeting house by Bishop Michael Horst and
Adam Bear. Text, Mark 10:14.
The little crib is empty now,
The little clothes laid by;
A mother's hope, a father's joy,
In death's cold arms doth lie.
The days are sad and lonely,
And full of deepest woe,
And for your little darling
The sad tears ever flow.
Yes, father, he is with you,
Yes, mother, he is near,
To soothe your bitter anguish,
And dry the lonely tear.
By a neighbor,
E. L. HARTRANFT.
LEATHERMAN. On the 24th of July, 1892, near River Styx, Medina Co., Ohio, of the infirmities of old age, Jacob F. Leatherman, aged 89 years, 1 month and 9 days. Deceased was a consisten member of the Mennonite church for about 70 years. He was born in Bucks Co., Pa.; married to Margaret Overholt, daughter of Joseph Overholt, March 25, 1827; emigrated to Medina Co., Ohio in 1831, where he resided until the time of his death. He underwent many hardships both in building up a home and a church, in which latter he took an active part. It is said that he hauled the first log for the first building. Funeral on the 26th at the Mennonite burying ground near Wadsworth, Medina Co., Ohio, where many friends and neighbors had assembled to pay the last tribute of respect to one whom they learned to love in life. Services by Adam Kornhaus from Rev. 14:12, 13.
LIVINGOOD. On the 16th of August, 1892, in Harrison Twp., Elkhart Co., Ind., of consumption, Rosa May, daughter of Phineas and _____ Livengood, aged 14 years, 5 months and 8 days. Rosa was converted and several weeks before her death she was baptized and received as a sister into the church. She had manifested a desire for this sometime before, but the matter was deferred. She manifested great zeal and earnestness in her brief effort to serve the Lord. She wanted to give up and put aside everything that might be displeasing to God or contrary to His word. She was especially desirous of laying aside every form of display and worldly conformity, and though it was evident that her life would be short, she insisted on having her garments made plain in accordance with the teachings of the Apostles. It was her earnest desire to attend public services in the church once more, on he occasion when a number were baptized. Her health was such that she could entertain a reasonable hope for this until a few days previous, when she became worse and died on the following Monday night. She was buried at the Olive Church, where a very large concourse of people had assembled. Services were conducted by N. Metzler, J. F. Funk and J. S. Lehman from Matt. 24:44. This is indeed a sad bereavement for the family, but we feel confident that our loss is her eternal gain.
DETWEILER. On the 24th of July, 1892, in Bedminster,
Bucks Co., Pa., William B. Detweiler, aged 32 years, 7
months and 12 days. Almost with his expiring breath he sang the
"There is a home, a peaceful home,
Beyond the starry sea,
Its pearly gates stand open wide
To welcome you and me."
He was buried on the 28th at Deep Run. May god comfort the bereaved widow.
SWARTZ. On the 1st of August, 1892, in Plumstead,
Bucks Co., Pa., John D. Swartz, aged 74 years, 3 months
and 7 days. Buried at Deep Run on the 5th.
"For me to die is truly gain,
My trials they were sore;
But now with Christ I shall remain
Where trials come no more.
'Twas my desire as pilgrim here
To meet my Savior there;
There with the blood washed saints appear,
With them heaven's joys to share."
KOENIG. On the 8th of Aug., 1892, in New Britian Twp., Bucks Co., Pa., John Koenig, aged 72 years, 3 months and 29 days. Buried on the 11 at Line Lexington.
HOLDEMAN. On the 10th of August, 1892, in Doylestown, Bucks Co., Pa., Aaron Holdeman, aged 67 years, 11 months and 10 days. Buried on the 13th at the Doylestown Mennonite meeting house.
GEIL. On the 8th of Aug., 1892 in Doylestown, Bucks Co., Pa., Jacob S. Geil, aged about 70 years. Buried at the Doylestown Mennonite meeting house on the 11th.
YODER. On the 18th of June, 1892, near Belleville, Mifflin Co., Pa., of a bealing in the mouth, John A. Yoder, aged 31 years, 4 months. His sufferings, which lasted for eleven days, were great, and his case was a sad one. He was united in matrimony to Lydia E. Yoder in December last. Beside his companion, his aged parents and three brothers mourn his early death, yet they have the hope that he has simply gone before to his eternal rest. He was a faithful brother in the Amish church. Funeral services on the 19th by D. J. Zook. The funeral was very largely attended.
MEYER. On the 8th of June, 1892, near Dublin,
Bedminster Twp., Bucks Co., Pa., William Meyer, aged 63
years, 11 months and 10 days. Buried on the 12th at Deep Run.
Funeral services by Samuel Godshalk and H. Rosenberger.
"Father dear, thou now hast left us,
Here thy loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God that hath bereft us, --
He can all our sorrows heal."
CHARLES. On the 2d of July, 1892, in Perkasie,
Bucks Co., Pa., Elizabeth Charles, aged 73 years, 3 months
and 24 days. Buried on the 7th at Deep Run. Many friends were
present to sympathize with the mourners. Funeral services by S.
Godshalk and H. Rosenberger.
"Our mother dear has gone to rest,
To be forever blest;
Where trial and sorrow come no more,
On Canaan's peaceful shore."
MARTIN. On the 23d of July, 1892, in Wallace township, Perth Co., Ontario, of heart disease, very suddenly, Nathaniel Martin, son of Bro. Ezra Martin, aged 9 years, 10 months and 3 days. He got up early in the morning to go to work, came down stairs fell over and expired. Buried on the 25th. Funeral services by Bishop Abraham Martin in German and by J. Woolner in English. May God comfort the hearts of his parents and may his sudden death make a deep impression on the hearts of many that were present on the occasion, both young and old. It reminds us how uncertain life is and that death is certain and often comes unawars, as the Savior says, Matt. 24:44, "Be ye also ready; for the son of man cometh in such an hour as ye think not."
MILLER. July 26th, 1892, at Landisville, Lancaster
Co., Pa., Susanna Miller, widow of the late Andrew S. Miller,
aged 65 years, 5 months and 27 days. Funeral services on the 26th
by John Landis in German and Bish. Jacob N. Brubaker in English
from Rom. 5:1, 2. Deceased was a member of the church for 30 years.
Her hearing having become greatly effected she was not able to
attend church for the last few years. She suffered much the last
few weeks, and had a great desire to depart and be at rest. She
leaves three sons and four daughters.
"Death has visited our circle,
Robbed us of our mother dear;
In the depth of our affliction,
Can we help but shead a tear?
Earth received the form we cherished,
And our home is desolate;
Yet we'll labor and be faithful
And our parting call await.
Then farewell, kind loving mother,
Till in heaven we'll meet above,
Then we'll join the heavenly music,
And extol a Savior's love."
THOMAS. On the 8th of August, 1892, in Qaimahoning Twp., Somerset Co., Pa., Mary Ann, daughter of Bro. Abraham and Sister Catharine Thomas, aged 12 years, 4 months and 8 days. She was buried on the 10th, at Blough's Mennonite church. Funeral services by Simon Layman, L. A. Blough and Sam Gindlesperger. The death of the deceased came in a strange way. About the 4th of July she got poison on her feet from poisonous weeds. This appears to have entered the blood and after suffering much pain, death ensued. A loud call to us all! Let us all be ready, for in such an hour as we think not the Son of man cometh.
WADE. June 24th, 1892, in Lancaster Twp., Stephenson
Co., Ill., of paralysis, Sister Anna, wife of Daniel Wade,
deceased, aged 67 years, 8 months and 29 days. She leaves an aged
father, 3 brothers, 10 children and 13 grand-children to mourn
the loss of a loved one, but they mourn not so as those that have
no hope, for she died a consistent Christian. She has fallen asleep
in Jesus, and her spirit has gone to be with Christ which is far
better. She had been a member of the Mennonite church for many
years. Funeral services on the 26th by Philip Nice. Text, 1 Pet.
1:3, 4. Buried in the Mennonite cemetery. A large congregation
assembled to pay the last tribute of respect to the departed mother,
sister and loved one.
"We miss thee from our home, dear mother,
We miss the sunshine of thy face;
This world can never give another
To fill our dearest mother's place.
We miss her kind and willing hand,
We miss her fond and earnest care,
But in that bright and better land
We hope our mother's love to share."
WINGARD. On the 28th of July, 1892, in Richland Twp., Cambria Co., Pa., of consumption, Sister Elizabeth, wife of Bro. Peter Wingard, aged 24 years, 2 months and 23 days. She was a daughter of Bro. Daniel Weaver, who died of the same disease about 9 months ago. This is the fourth of the family that died of consumption, three children and the father. The deceased sister was buried on the 30th, in the family graveyard. Funeral services by Bish. Jonas Blough, Levi A. Blough, and Sam Gindlesperger. She left behind a sorrowing husband and three small children to mourn their loss, but we hope their loss is her eternal gain.
EASH. On the 5th of August, 1892, in Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., Pa., Mahlon Henry, son of Bro. Joseph J. and Annie Eash, aged 5 months and 18 days. Buried on the 6th at Blough's Mennonite meeting-house. Funeral services by L. A. Blough in English and Samuel Gindlesperger in German. Text, Gen. 37:34, 35.
MARTIN. July 30, 1892, near Hagerstown, Md., John,
infant son of Bro. John W. and Sister Amanda Martin, aged 2 months
and 9 days. Funeral Aug 1; services at Reiff's church; interment
in the adjoining graveyard.
"Fond parents, calm the heaving breast,
The Savior called him home;
Grieve not, your darling is at rest
Beyond this vale of gloom."
BYLER. Aug 3, 1892, in Logan Co., Ohio, of cholera infantum, Sylvanus, son of Menno and Dora Byler, aged 1 year, 4 months and 28 days. Buried on the 4th in the South Union burying-ground. Funeral services by David Plank and C. K. Yoder.
KAUFFMAN. Near Allenville, Pa., May 25, 1892,
of kidney trouble, Sister Salina, wife of David D. Kauffman,
and daughter of John H. Yoder, formerly of Wayne Co., Ohio,
aged 35 years, 3 months and 6 days. She leaves a bereaved husband
and one child to mourn their loss. Shortly before she died, she
selected a hymn to be sung at the funeral, which took place on
the 27th. Then she fell asleep with a full hope of a glorious
"Dearest mother, thou hast left us,
We thy loss here deeply feel;
But 'tis God that hath bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal."
STRITE. Aug 9, 1892, near Cearfoss, Washington
Co., Md., of old age and general debility, Bro. John Strite,
aged 69 years, 9 months and 26 days. He was for many years
a consistent member of the Mennonite church, and was highly respected
by all who knew him. A bereaved wife, two sons, John and Christian,
and two daughters, Mary who is at home with her mother, and Eliza,
wife of Bro. George Keener, survive him. Buried on the 12th at
Reiff's church. Services by the brethren David Gsell, Adam Baer,
Philip Parret and Benjamin Lesher.
"His toils are past, his work is done,
And he is fully blest;
He fought the fight, the vict'ry won,
And entered into rest."
BECKER. On the 9th of June, in Turner Co., S. Dakota, of a complication of diseases, Elske, daughter of Bish. Peter Becker, aged 18 years, 10 months and 10 days. She was buried on the 12th inst. She was sick about eight weeks, and suffered much during this time. She was a devoted child of God, and desired so much to be relieved and go home to be with Jesus. On Saturday before Whitsuntide she asked her mother what day it was. She told her it was Saturday. She then began to weep bitterly and said she had hoped to be with Jesus and spend the Whitsuntide with the redeemed in heaven but now she would have to stay yet. She spoke also of her love to God and how dearly she loved that kind heavenly Father who had been so kind to her. It was indeed a source of great joy and comfort to the dear parents to know that she is safe in the arms of Jesus, and they look forward to the time when on that brighter shore they shall meet again. May many others follow the good example of the dear child.
SHELLY. On the 20th of August, 1892, near Warsaw, Koscioski Co., Ind., by drowning, in the lake, Clara Ellen, daughter of Michael Shelly, of Elkhart, Ind., aged 16 years, 11 months and 24 days. She left her home in the morning with an excursion to Warsaw to spend the day there. In the afternoon about four o'clok she took a boat-ride in a row-boat on the lake with a young man of her acquaintance, about her own age. They had only gone a short distance from the shore when by some unknown reason the boat capsized and they both fell into the water. After rising to the surface several times, they let go their hold of each other and Clara went down in 28 feet of water to rise no more, and the young man grabbed an oar which was held out to him from another boat near by, and was saved. The body of Clara was found seven hours afterwards, and drawn to the surface with grappling hooks. When her father heard the sad news by telegram, he went to the scene of the accident by the next train, and met there a brother of the deceased who had gone with his sister on the excursion, and on Sunday morning they returned home with the body. She was buried on the 22d, at the Olive church, where a large concourse of friends and relatives had gathered. Funeral services were conducted by J. F. Funk assisted by J. S. Lehman, from 1 Pet. 1:24, 25. The affliction was an especially sad one. The young life stricken down so suddenly seems very hard, but God knows best, and if we can only have a true confidence in him and feel in our hearts that what he doeth is well done, it may prove a rich blessing to all of us. May God indeed comfort the sorrowing and bleeding hearts of father, mother and sisters and brothers, and bring them all to meet again in that bright home beyond.
Transcribed by Beverly Telfer, Indiana.
Herald of Truth , Vol. XXIX, No. 18, September 15, 1892 page 286, 287
JOSEPH SUMMERS, son of Jacob and Leah Summers, was born on the 11th of October 1823, in Lancaster Co., Pa. He began to teach school in his 17th year. He attended the Strasburg Academy for two years and then resumed his work as teacher in which vocation he achieved much success. On the 8th of December 1846 he was united in matrimony to Barbara Souders by Bish. Christian Herr. On the 15th of March, 1847 he moved to Holmes Co., Ohio, settling on a farm near Millersburg. He lived there 17 years dividing his time between farming and teaching. He also made two trips to California. In the spring of 1850 he and twelve other men from Zanesville, Ohio, organized the Zanesville Mining Co., and on the 28th of March he left home with teams and wagons, going by way of Cincinnati, St. Louis, Salt Lake City and San Francisco. He arrived at Dry Town, Cal., Oct. 23. A great part of this journey was performed on foot and through a country inhabited by the Indian and the buffalo. His anecdotes of this journey and the valuable lessons he drew from his observations, afforded many an hour's profitable entertainment.
On the 12th of December he started homeward, going by way of Sacramento and San Francisco. He took passage on the steamer Chesapeak on the 30th of January 1851. On account of contrary winds he was on the sea eleven days. At Trinidad and Salmon he remained several months. On the 22d of October he left Trinidad for Panama, thence to San Juan, New Orleans and Havana, Cuba. After enduring many privations and hardships he reached home in December 1851.
In the spring of 1853 he left home on his second trip to California, remaining there six years. After his return he lived one year in Ohio and then moved to LaGrange Co., Ind., where he lived one year, moving to Elkhart Co., five miles south of Elkhart. In the fall of 1870 he moved to Elkhart, entering the employ of the Mennonite Publishing Co., (then J. F. Funk & Bro.), on the 19th of September, remaining in the employ of the same until his death, serving as proof reader and editor of the "Words of Cheer." His exactness and carefulness in details eminently fitted him for the work in which he was so long engaged.
Two years ago he was afflicted with lagrippe, from the effects of which he never entirely recovered, being continually harassed with a cough, and gradually his almost iron constitution gave way, rheumatism also setting in at times. His clock-like regularity at his post continued however, and his genial "good morning" to the employees as he passed them on his way through the building up to his desk, as well as his sociable qualities endeared him to all. About New Years the employees combined and presented him with a fine office chair as a token of their esteem for "Uncle Joseph," as he was called. That he was deeply susceptible of such kindly recognition was shown by his emotion as he expressed his thanks and good wishes to the doners.
On the morning of the 11th of August he was stricken with palsy, rendering his left side helpless and insensible to pain or feeling. From the very first the physicians entertained but little hope of his recovery, although after the first few days he seemed to rally so that there were hopes that he might at least be spared for some time. But there seemed to be a constant pain at the back of his head, apparently caused by clogging of the blood, and besides he experienced some difficulty in breathing, as he had not enough strength left to rid himself of the phlegm that kept gathering on his lungs. When not delirious his mind was upon spiritual things, and when his mind wandered he spoke mostly of his work at the office, especially that in connection with the "Words of Cheer." A few days before his death he desired his Sunday school class to come to him, which request was gladly complied with. It was an affecting scene as he took by the hand one after another of the boys whom he had so faithfully taught and gave them kind advice and admonished them to live and labor for God that their lives might be useful and their labors a lasting benefit to themselves and others. He also sent a message to all the readers of the "Words of Cheer," for whose welfare he seemed at all times to be deeply interested. He desired every one that came to see him, to come up to his bedside, shake hands and speak to him. He expressed an implicit confidence in God and his only hope and trust was in Jesus Christ as his Savior. Bro. J. F. Funk was sent for just as he was closing the services at the church on Sunday August 21st; when he came to him and he asked him if he should pray with him, he answered in the affirmative, and when the prayer was concluded he responded with a hearty "Amen." About an hour later he calmly fell asleep. He was a faithful and devoted Christian and a member of the church in Elkhart ever since its first organization. He also was a zealous worker in the Sunday school, and a faithful helper in every work to promote the cause of Christ and his church.
He was buried on the 24th at the Olive meeting-house. Services were held by J. S. Coffman and J. F. Funk at the meeting-house in Elkhart, and by J. F. Funk at the Olive meeting-house from the text Rev: 14:13, selected by himself. He leaves a sorrowing companion and nine brothers and sisters to mourn his departure. Peace to his ashes.
GREENWALT. On the 24th of July, near Haw Patch, Lagrange Co., Ind., from the effects of a tumor, Jane Lowe, wife of Joel Greenwalt, aged 52 years, 2 months and 16 days. She professed faith in Christ and on her death bed said she was ready to go. Funeral services at the Beulah church by J. S. Hartzler from Rev. 7:13-14.
HOLDEMAN. On the 23d of Aug., 1892, on the state line, in Mason Towp., Cass county, Mich., of cancer, of which she suffered very severely for more than a year, Ellianna Bishop, wife of David B. Holdeman, aged 45 years, 5 months and 15 days. She was married to her surviving husband on the 10th of Sept. 1874. She was the mother of four children all of whom with her sorrowing husband survive her. She was a member of the Baptist Church, a faithful and devoted wife and a kind and loving mother. She bore her severe sufferings with patience and was frequently engaged in prayer. God gave her to drink the bitter cup of affliction and with much sorrow and bodily sufferings she was led down to the grave, but we trust that these afflictions may also have worked in her a far more exceeding and external weight of glory, and that she fought the good fight and finished her course in peace. She was buried at the Olive Mennonite church on the 25th. Services were held at the house by J. F. Funk and at the meeting house by Amos Mumaw and J. F. Funk from 1 Cor. 5:1, Heb. 9:27 and 1 Cor. 15:57. May God comfort the sorrowing husband and the dear children in their sad bereavement.
MESSERLY. On the 2d of August, 1892, in Beaver township, Mahoning Co., of dropsy, George Messerly, aged 77 years, 6 months and 9 days. Interment at the Paradise (Reformed) church where services were held by J. M. Kendig.
MECKLY. On the 8th of August, 1892, in Lancaster Co., Pa., of dropsy, Benjamin Meckly, aged 76 years, 9 months and 29 days. He leaves four sons and three daughters. Services at Good's Mennonite meeting house. Buried in the graveyard near by. Services by Peter Ebersole, Martin Rutt and John Wolgamuth. Shortly before his death he was baptized and received into the Mennonite church.
NEWCOMER. On the 8th of August, 1892, in DeKalb Co., Ind., Mary (Polly) wife of Christian Newcomer, aged 85 years 4 months and 2 days. She was the mother of eleven children, five of whom have passed to the spirit world, the six living were present. She was grandmother of 23 children and great-grandmother of 8 children. Sister N. was born in Columbiana Co., O., moved to DeKalb Co., Ind., in 1849, where ever since 1872 she was left alone to bring up her children and provide for them as best she could. On being moved from her son George's place to Christian's she fell from the buggy and was fatally hurt. She was buried on the 9th. Many friends and relatives followed her to the grave. Services by Eli Stofer from 1 Thes. 4:18.
RISSER. On Aug. 11th, 1892, Mary Risser, in Lancaster Co., Pa., aged 76 years, 8 months and 28 days. Her remains were laid to rest at Risser's meeting-house, followed by a large congregation of friends. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite church. Text, Rev. 14:13.
GROFF. On the 22d of August, 1892, in Smoketown,
near Bird-in-Hand, Lancaster Co., Pa., suddenly of cholera infantum,
Lillie Blanche, only daughter of Jacob H., and Martha E.
The little crib is empty now,
The little clothes laid by,
A mother's hope, a father's joy,
In death's cold arm doth lie.
Go little pilgrim, to thy home,
On yonder blissful shore,
We miss thee here,
But soon will come
Where thou hast gone before.
EICHER. On the 17th of Aug., 1892, near Milford, Seward Co., Neb., Lydia Eicher, aged 5 months and 21 days. Services by Joseph Gosho from Matt. 18:1-3.
CULP On the 20th of August, in Harrison Twp., Elkhart Co., Ind., of kidney troubles of which he suffered a considerable time, Bro. Anthony Culp, aged 78 years and 1 day. He was born in Beaver Co., Pa. He was married to Susannah Bixler, Jan 17th, 1839 and united with the Mennonite church in 1844. He lived in Fayette Co., Pa., 4 years; in Mahoning Co., Ohio 12 years and then moved to Elkhart Co., Indiana, on the farm where he died, having lived there 37 years. He was the father of 12 children, ten of whom with his aged companion survive him. He leaves also 46 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. His funeral was very largely attended. Services were held by Peter Y. Lehman in German and John F. Funk from 2 Tim. 4:6-8. He was a man of vigorous mind, a man who read and knew his Bible, and a fearless advocate to what he believed was right. He trusted in Jesus and with an unwavering faith looked forward to the hour of his departure. We believe he has gone to his rest. May we all meet him there.
BOSHART. - On the 31st of July, 1892, near Milford, Nebraska, of dropsy, Chr. E. Boshart, aged 73 years, 9 months and 13 days. Bro. B. was born in Upper Alsace Europe, in 1818, emigrated to America in 1834 and in 1844 was married to Jennie Burkey, by whom he had 12 children. His wife, 10 children and 27 grandchildren survive him. He was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite church. He was buried on the 2d of August. Services by Joseph Schlegel and Joseph Gasho from Jno. 5:21-29.
HIESTAND. On the 29th of August, 1892, in Buckingham
Twp., Bucks Co., Pa., of dropsy, from which he suffered over two
years, Bro. Samuel Hiestand, aged 63 years, 8 months and
9 days. He leaves a sorrowing widow, two sons and four daughters
to mourn their loss. He was a member of the Mennonite church some
forty years. Buried at the Doylestown church. Funeral services
by S. Godshall, John Walter and John Gross. Text Rev. 14:13. Bro.
Hierstand suffered much during the last few months of his life,
but he bore them patiently and with Christian resignation. Peace
to his ashes.
CONRAD. On the 3d of August, 1892, near Orrville, Ohio, Martin Conrad, aged 77 years, 3 months and 15 days. Brother C. was born in France and emigrated to America in his youth. In 1841 he was married to Anna Conrad. He lived in matrimony 51 years, 6 months and 24 days, leaves a sorrowing widow, three children, and ten grandchildren. On the 6th he was buried in the Oak Grove cemetery. Services by J. K. and D. Z. Yoder.
LUND. On the 25th of August, 1892, in Decatur Co., Kas., of consumption, sister Mary Lund, aged 31 years, 2 months and 20 days. During her sickness she desired the Lord's supper to be administered to her. In her last days she tried to show others that we need Jesus to live happy and die happy. Services by J. C. Birkey. May God comfort the mourning parents, brothers and sisters and guide them into the way of holiness.
ESCHLEMAN. On the 4th of September, 1892, near Striker, Williams Co., O., Sylvanus, son of L. and Mary Eschleman, aged 2 years, 5 months and 19 days. Services by D. Wise and Chr. Fryenberger in German and Chr. F. Stuckey in English.
STUCKEY. On the 26th of June, 1892, near Archbold, Fulton Co., Ohio, Peter Stuckey, aged 83 years, 6 months and 8 days. A year ago his wife, with whom he lived 52 years passed away. He was father of 12 children, grandfather of 73 and great-grandfather of 30 children. He was a member of the Amish church. Services at the home of his son John's by D. Wise and Chr. Fryenberger.
BACHMAN. On the 29th of July, 1892, near Roanoke, Woodford Co., Ill., Albert, son of John and Barbara Bachman, aged 4 years, 8 months and 16 days.
MUSSER. On the 7th of April, 1892, in Wayne Co., O., Anna, wife of John Musser, aged 73 years, 8 months and 3 days. Services on the 9th by J. K. and D. Z. Yoder from Heb. 4:9. Buried at the Oak Grove church.
HAINES. Aug. 23, 1892, in Clinton Twp., Elkhart Co., Ind., of consumption, John Edward, son of William and --- Haines, aged 18 years, 9 months and 21 days. Several weeks before his death he was converted, baptized and received into the church as a brother. He showed great zeal to serve the Lord in the few days that he was here yet. It was his earnest desire that his sister and other young friends, who are not converted, should give themselves to their Master and not wait till they were stricken down with sickness as he had done. Young friends, let this be a warning to you. He was buried at the Mennonite church where a very large concourse of sympathizing relatives and friends were assembled. Services were conducted by D. J. Johns and D. D. Miller, from Luke 12:40. May the Lord comfort the bereft family.
EASH. On the 20th of August, 1892, near Shipshewana, Ind., of cholera infantum, Earl, son of Jacob and Sarah Eash, aged 9 months and 11 days. Funeral services on the 21st at the Dunkard church, by Eli Miller in German and D. D. Miller in English, from Matt. 6:10. "Thy will be done."
YODER. On the 16th of August, 1892, near Pashan, LaGrange Co., Ind., of consumption, Joseph Yoder, aged 41 years, 9 months and 28 days. He leaves a sorrowing wife and three daughters to mourn his departure. He was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite church, and will be sadly missed in the church and neighborhood. His remains were followed to their resting place by a large concourse of sympathizing relatives and friends. Funeral services at Forks church by John Hostetler, Jonathan Troyer and D. D. Miller, from Rom. 14:12.
ROTH. On the 10th of August, 1892, Reuben; son of Joseph Roth, aged 5 months and 1 day. Services by J. K. and D. Z. Yoder, and Isaac A. Miller, from Mark 10:14.
JAUSI. On the 6th of August, 1892, near Milford, Nebr., Fannie Jausi, aged 1 year and 10 days. Services by Joseph Rediger and Joseph Schlegel, from Luke 12:19-21.
AMSTUTZ. On the 24th of August, 1892, in Wayne Co., Ohio, of cancer, Mary Ann, wife of Daniel Amstutz, aged 46 years and 18 days. She leaves a husband and six children to mourn their loss. She was a beloved sister in the Mennonite church. Funeral services in the Chippewa church by C. Steiner Adam Brenneman and D. Z. Yoder, from 2 Tim. 4:7, 8.
YODER. On the 15th of July, 1892, near Pattisville Fulton Co., Ohio, daughter of Abr. and Mary Yoder, aged 1 month. Buried on the 17th. Services by Chr. Freyenberger and Chr. F. Stuckey.
YODER. On the 26th of July, 1892, near Pattisville, Ohio, Samuel, son of Jacob and Sarah Yoder, aged 3 years. Services by D. Wise and Chr. Stuckey.
Transcribed by Beverly Telfer, Indiana.