A FATAL ACCIDENT
A sad and fatal accident occurred on the 13th of January by which one of our ministering brothers, Pre. Stephen T. Miller of Wayland, Henry Co., Iowa lost his life. Bro. Miller left his home on the 13th on the Iowa Central Ry., intending to visit the church at Roanoke, Ill., to be present at the annual meeting of the Mennonite Evangelizing Board of America (of which he was a member) at the Clinton Amish M.H. near Goshen, Ind. About 25 miles west of Wayland, the coach in which Bro. Miller was, jumped the track as it was crossing a trestle bridge. The coach fell about 30 feet and was badly demolished. The passengers were all more or less injured and bruised. Bro. Miller was taken out a few minutes after the accident, fatally injured. His wounds consisted of a deep cut on his forehead and serious internal injuries. He died after four days of suffering near the place of the wreck. His remains were taken home, and the funeral was held on the 20th at the Sugar Creek M.H. The services were conducted by C. Werey and S. Gerig in German and by Benj. Eicheer in English, from John 6:24. The funeral was very largely attended by relatives and friends. Bro. Miller was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, in 1844, and was married the 4th of January, 1866, to Catharine Degler. Of their two children one is still living. After his wife's death in March, 1869, Bro. Miller was married again on the first of December, 1871, to Sister Sarah Wenger. This union was blessed with eight children, of whom 5 are now living. In 1877 Bro. Miller was called to the office of deacon in Wayne Co., Ohio. In 1878 he moved with his family to Henry Co., Iowa, purchasing the farm on which he has since resided. In 1879 he was called to preach the gospel, in which calling he labored faithfully until death called him away. Bro. Miller was a devoted husband, a kind father, and he was loved and respected by his fellow-men. He will be sadly missed by all, and especially in the family and the church who mourn deeply the loss of one so near and dear to them, but we believe that our loss is his eternal gain. The family and the church asks to be remembered in prayer by all the brethren and sisters in this sad hour of affliction. A. BROTHER
Anna, wife of William Gross and daughter of Pre. Samuel Godshalk died on the 19th of Nov. 1892, aged 13 days less than 50 years. She was buried on the 23d at the Doylestown Mennonite burying ground, where a large congregation had assembled to show to her the last tribute of love and respect. She was a consistent member of the church, and her seat during the public service was seldom vacant. She was a dutiful daughter, and a kind and affectionate mother. Our loss is her great gain. She sleeps in Jesus. We say in the language of Paul: For me to live is Christ; for me to die is gain. God doeth all things well. Three hours before she died her father bade her farewell with the precious hopes of meeting her again on that peaceful happy shore, where parting is never known. And this was also her earnest desire.
Anna my daughter is no more, her toils and trials are o'er,
Jesus he called and she obey'd, and in the grave was laid.
Although we feel sad and do mourn, Jesus will her adorn,
With the white robe of righteousness, with heavenly jewels bless.
FRETZ - On the 16th of Janaury, 1893, in Markham, York Co., Ont., Bro. Michael Fretz, aged 62 years, 6 months and 2 days. Buried on the 18th at Wideman's graveyard. Services by Pres. Samuel R. Hoover in English from 1 Cor. 15 and Job 14:14. A sorrowing family mourns his departure. A large congregation assembled in respect for the beloved brother. We need not mourn as those who have no hope. The deceased Bro. suffered for a long time but bore his sickness all in patience, and often said, "I have a desire to depart and to be with Christ, which is far better."
YODER - On the 5th of November, 1892, near Berlinton, Marshall Co., Ind., of infirmities, Valentine Yoder, at the advanced age of 83 years, 8 months and 22 days. He was a deacon in the old Amish church, and lived in matrimony about 47 years. He was a faithful laborer for his Master. He was buried on the 8th at Burkholder's school-house. Funeral services by Moses Burkholder and John C. Schlabach, from John, 5:24-30, 1 Cor. 15:55, and 1 Thess. 4:13-18.
Note from a family researcher: "death year is a typo and
should be 1893".
According to AAMG this man is YR12532 and his death year is given in AAMG as 1893. ddk
MILLER - On the 2d of January, 1893, in Pequa township, Lancaster Co., Pa., Maria, widow of Pre. Martin Miller, aged 86 years, 6 months and 27 days. Buried on the 5th, at the Byerland M.H. Funeral services were held by John B. Harnish in German, and Abram B. Herr in English.
RICKERT - On the 10th of January, 1893, in Franconia township, Montgomery Co., Pa., of dropsy and consumption, David Rickert, formerly of Bucks Co., aged 77 years, 4 months and 9 days. He bore his sufferings patiently. Funeral services were held by Josiah Clemmer, from Rev. 3:5, and by John Walters from Phil. 1:20-21. He leaves an aged widow, almost blind, and three children.
YODER - On the 2d of October, 1892, near Berlinton, Marshall Co., Ind., Valentine S. Yoder, in his 17th year. On the morning of the 2d, he and his younger brother were getting the team out to go to meeting, when a young horse kicked him in the side, from the effects of which he died in an hour and a half. It is indeed a loud call of warning to the young to prepare for death. He seemed to have good prospects of usefulness for the future, having told his companions in the spring that he felt that he ought to make his covenant with God, and the church. On the 18th of September he was baptized and received as a member into the old Amish church and two weeks afterward he was called home. The remains were laid to rest on the 4th at Welty's school-house. Funeral services by Eli and Moses Burkholder, from John, 5:24-30; 1 Cor. 15:1, and 1 Thess. 4:13-18.
Note from a family researcher: "death year is a typo and should be 1893".
MILLER - On the 13th of January, 1893, of inflammation of the brain, near Needy, Oregon, Edwy, son of Noah C. and Maria Miller, aged 5 months, 29 days. Funeral services by J.A. Miller in the Whiskey Hill school-house.
HOFFER - On January 2d, 1893, near Hassler's meeting-house, Lancaster Co., Pa., Bro. George Hoffer, aged 63 years, 9 months, 9 days. Funeral on the 5th. Text Matt. 24:42. Buried at Hernly's meeting-house. A sorrowing family mourns his sudden death, which occurred while he was feeding his cattle. A large congregation assembled as a token for the high regard of the beloved brother. Bro. Hoffer was truly a strong support unto the church. May the good Lord comfort his family.
KAUFFMAN - On January 3d, 1893, of general debility, caused by apoplectic affections, near Mannheim, Lancaster Co., Pa., sister Fannie Kauffman, widow of deacon Isaac Kauffman, aged 86 years, 3 months, 1 day. Text, Isaiah 57:2. Buried at Kauffman's meeting-house. A goodly number of people assembled to pay the solemn tribute of respect for the deceased.
REDIGER - On the 24th of Dec., 1892, in Arapahoe Co., Colo., of dropsy of the heart, sister Catharine, maiden name Schertz, wife of Bro. Jacob Rediger, aged 49 years, 5 mos., 25 days. She had been receiving medical treatment at Yuma, and died while there. She leaves her sorrowing husband and children; five children preceded her. Buried on the 27th near Thurman. Funeral services by Joseph Rediger of Seward Co., Neb., and Jacob Roth, and Joseph Schlegel of Thurman.
SHAUB - On the 30th of December, 1892, David Shaub, of Willow Street, Lancaster Co., Pa., aged 51 years, 5 months, and 26 days. Buried at Erisman's M.H. Funeral services on the first and second of January, 1893. Text on Jan, 2, Psa. 90:12.
RINGENBERG - On the 31st of December, 1892, in Seward county, Nebraska, suddenly, Peter Ringenberg. He appeared as well as usual and was sitting on a chair beside the stove when, without warning, he fell from the chair. They laid him on a lounge near by, but he was dead a moment after. His age was 82 years, 5 months. Funeral services by Joseph Schlegel and Jacob Stauffer.
ROTH - On the 10th of January, 1893, near Milford, Seward Co., Neb., Levi, son of Joseph and Annie Roth, aged 10 days. The little baby was laid to rest in the Fair View cemetery. Funeral services by Jacob Steuffer and C.C. Hershberger. Text, St. John 13:7.
ROTH - On the 15th of January, 1893, near Milfrod, Seward Co., Neb., Leander, son of Joseph and Annie Roth, aged 15 days. He was laid to rest by the side of his twin brother in the Fair View cemetery. These twins were born on New Year's morning. They left this world in early days and went home to dwell with Jesus.
HERSHBERGER - At the residence of his son-in-law, J.P. Speicher, in Bowne township, Kent Co., Mich., January 5th, 1893, Abraham Hershberger, aged 78 years, 6 mos., 27 days. He leaves one son and three daughters to mourn their loss, but we trust that their loss is his eternal gain. He had to suffer much catarrh and nervous debility, until the Lord saw fit to release him. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite church for forty-eight years, and his seat in the house of God was seldom vacant as long as health permitted him to attend. Funeral services were held on the 7th in the meeting-house near Caledonia, on which occasion services were conducted by Pre. Peter Keim of Bowne, Mich., in German, and Gilbert Bearss of Sherkston, Ontario, in English, from Phil. 1:21.
UMBLE - On Nov. 5th, 1892, in Lancaster Co., Pa., after a great deal of suffering from consumption and dropsy, Bro. Jacob Umble, aged 70 years, 6 months and 20 days. Funeral services from Rom. 8:28. Bro. Umble bore his sufferings with wonderful patience.
ROHRER - On the 4th of January, 1893, near Ronk's, Lancaster
Co., Pa., at the house of his son-in-law, Benjamin D. Leaman,
Martin R. Rohrer, aged 77 years, 8 months, 26 days. He
was very active for one of his age, and was always busy at some
work or other around the house, until within one and a half year
of his death, when he had a fall, from the effects of which he
finally succumbed. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite church,
and bore his affliction patiently and without murmuring. His desire
was to go home to his reward. Funeral services by David Buckwalter
in German, and John Landis in English. A large concourse of friends
gathered at the burial at Stumptown meeting-house to pay the last
tribute of respect to a kind parent, neighbor, friend and beloved
brother in the faith. He leaves three sons and five daughters,
one sister and five brothers of whom one, Israel, lives in Virginia;
another one, Pre. Michael Rohrer, lives in Ohio; and the others
live in Lancaster Co., Pa. The oldest of the family, Daniel, now
in his 92 year, lives near Petersburg, but on account of the cold
weather, he was unable to attend the funeral.
"Father, thou hast left us lonely, sorrow fills our hearts to-day;
But beyond this vale of sorrow, tears will all be wiped away.
Father, thou art sweetly resting, here thy toils and cares are o'er;
Pain and sickness, death and sorrow, never can distress thee more."
Amos H. Hershey
SHANK - Near Ladd, Va., Dec. 21, 1892, of erysipelas,
Joseph, son of Erasmus and Ida Shank, aged three years,
9 months, 11 days. Buried at Springdale on the 22d, where suitable
remarks were made by the brethren.
"Joseph dear is sweetly resting, cold may be this earthly tomb;
But the angels sweetly whisper, come and live with us at home."
SHAUB - On Jan. 7th, 1893, at Strasburg, Lancaster Co.,
Pa., Bro. Elias Shaub. He took the pneumonia and died on
the 9th day of his sickness, aged 47 years and 16 days. He was
buried on the 10th inst. at the Strasburg Mennonite M.H. He was
a member of the church for many years. In the year 1869 he was
united in marriage to Miss Annie Ranck, who survives him, together
with a daughter, and little grand-daughter to mourn their loss.
He also leaves two sisters and two brothers; two sons have already
preceded him to the spirit world. He was a loving and kind husband
and father, and was loved by all who knew him, for he tried to
make friends wherever he was. We mourn, but not as those who have
no hope, for we know that our loss is his eternal gain. Funeral
services were conducted by Pre. Elias Froff at the house, and
Pre. Abraham Brubaker at the M.H. Text, John, 12:47, 48.
"Father, thou has left us lonely, sorrow fills our hearts to-day;
But beyond this vale of sorrow, tears will all be wiped away.
Father, thou art sweetly resting, here thy toils and cares are o'er;
Pain and sickness, death and sorrow, never can distress thee more."
REILEY - On the 8th of December, 1892, near Milford, Seward Co., Neb., Joseph, son of Rudy and Lydie Reiley, aged 6 weeks. Buried in the Fair View cemetery.
MISSEMER - On the first of January, 1893, near Mount Joy, Lancaster Co., Pa., Elizabeth B. Missemer, aged 66 years, 4 months. Buried on the 4th in the Milton Grove cemetery. Funeral services from Isa. 38:1. One son and two daughters mourn her death. A large congregation assembled as a token of the high esteem in which mother Missimer was held. She lived in widowhood for many years.
ORENDORFF - On the 27th of December, 1892, in Livingston Co., Ill., Amos, son of Daniel and Maria Orendorff, aged 5 years, 9 months, 20 days. Buried on the 29th in the Waldo graveyard. Funeral services by Chr. Zimmerman and Joseph Ackerman, from Mark, 10:14, and by John P. Schmitt, from 2 Cor. 5:1-10. This little child died from the effects of drinking lye over three years ago. His stomach refused to retain solid food, his nourishment being liquid food, and at last even this failed him, and nothing was left but to wait for death, which finally came to the child's relief. Many a tear of sympathy was shed by the family when they gathered around the table to satisfy their bodies with food and had to see poor little Amos look on and suffer hunger. An operation performed on him at Chicago seemed to help him at first, but the benefit was only temporary, and the end came at last, as above stated.
YODER - On the 15th of January, 1893, in Canamaugh Twp., Somerset Co., Pa., of catarrhal fever, Nora, only daughter of Levi D. and Leah Yoder, aged 2 months, 6 days. Buried on the 16th. Services by Jonas Blauch and Samuel Gindlesberger.
WENGER - A happy home made desolate by the dark angel
of death! On December 27th, 1892, in Morgan Co., Mo., Sarah,
wife of Lewis Wenger, aged 29 years, 8 months, 6 days. It seems
hard for us to give up those we love, but God knoweth the best.
Bereaved heart, trust in Him who doeth all things well for those
that love and serve Him. He is the physician of both soul and
body, our "all and in all," He has promised to bear
our burdens for us; His "Yoke is easy, and his burden is
light." The deceased was a member of the Swiss Mennonite
church. His remains were interred in the Bethel cemetery, Dec.
29th, where funeral services were held from James, 4:13, by M.S.
Amoyer and D. Bowman.
Transcriber's notes: The obit is for the wife Sarah, yet the copy reads . . . his remains.
KING - On the 15th of January, 1893, in West
Liberty, Ohio, Mildred Belle, daughter of John B. and Emma
King, aged 8 months, 28 days. Funeral services on the 18th at
the South Union, M.H., conducted by S.W. Detwiler. May God bless
the bereaved parents in their afflictions and give them grace
and strength in every time of need.
"Fond parents, calm thy heaving breast, the Savior called her 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 her come, and called her home to rest."
STAUFFER - On the 9th of December, 1892, near Milford, Seward Co., Neb., Elizabeth, daughter of Jacob and Phoebe Stauffer, aged 4 years and some days.
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MISHLER - On the 31st of December, 1892, near Shipshewana,
Ind., Mary Ellen, daughter of Isaac and _____ Mishler,
aged 9 months and 28 days. Funeral on New Year's day. Services
by A.S. Cripe, assisted by J.J. Troyer.
"Dearest Ellen, thou hast left us, here thy loss we deeply feel,
But 'twas God that hath bereft us, He can all our sorrows heal."
WEIRICH - On the 26th of December, 1892, near Pashan,
Ind., Berty Hensler, son of Sarah Weirich, aged 7 months
and 17 days. Funeral on the 28th. Services by A.C. Cripe, assisted
by K.A. Miller.
"Dear mother, don't think of me as in the tomb,
For I shall not fear its dark shadows and gloom,
And I shall not fear though the river be wide,
For Jesus will carry me over the tide.
You'll know where to find me, dear mother, in heaven,
Though every fond tie you have cherished be riven,
You'll follow me home to the land of the blest,
Where sighs are not heard and the weary ones rest.
I'm going to live with the angels so fair,
I'll look for you mother, and wait for you there.
Where tears do not flow and where death cannot come.
Together we'll dwell in that beautiful home."
ZOOK - On the 19th of December, 1892, in Menno Twp., Mifflin Co., Pa., sister Sarah, wife of Jonathan B. Zook, aged 53 years, 2 months and 11 days.
KAUFFMAN - On the 18th of January, 1893, in Bratton Twp., Mifflin Co., Pa., Lizzie Alice, only daughter of John E. and Annie Kauffman, aged 1 years, 8 months and 22 days.
FISHER - On the 23d of January, 1893, near Ronks, Lancaster
county, Pa., Samuel B. Fisher, aged 54 years, 10 months
and 29 days. He was buried on the 26th. Funeral services by Daniel
Stoltzfus and Benjamin Lantz from 2 Cor. 5:1, 2. He leaves a sorrowing
widow, 11 children, 6 grandchildren and many sympathizing friends
to mourn his departure., but they mourn not as those who have
no hope. Deceased had been in feeble health for several years,
and it was his desire to depart and be with Christ. The following
hymn was read at the grave (in German).
"Farewell, my dear beloved friends, I now must go and leave you;
My hope and comfort at my end is Jesus death and suffering.
This is my comfort in distress, that He for me has tasted death, whereby He has redeemed me.
My consort whom I dearly love, let it not sorely grieve thee,
While from thy side the God of love to the cold grave doth move me;
I now shall be forever free from grief and pain that burden me, my Jesus is my comfort.
My Jesus, too, will comfort thee, thy husband's place he taketh.
If thou on him steadfastly lean while here on earth thou livest.
Soon he will also call thee home that we together there may roam in everlasting glory.
My dear beloved children all. May God be your protector;
May you him truly Father call while I am from you taken;
Let Jesus and his holy word to you a rule through life afford since will my Jesus bless you.
Since God bestowed you unto me unite with him as members,
And be into his kingdom led, then shall we see each other,
In glory and in happiness, forever in eternal bliss, through our Redeemer, Amen.
FANNIE F. BEILER
GASCHO - On the 20th of January, 1893, near St. Agatha, Waterloo Co., Ont., infant daughter of David and Barbara Gascho, aged 1 years, 4 months and 11 days. Buried on the 22d in the Upper Street graveyard. Funeral services by M. Kennel and C. Litwiller from Mark 10:13-16.
SCHROCK - On the 29th of January, 1893, near Waupecong,
Miami Co., Ind., of consumption, Mary Jane (maiden name
Shank), wife of Jacob Schrock, aged 47 years, 2 months
and 17 days. Deceased was a member of the Amish Mennonite church,
and leaves a husband and 6 children to mourn her departure. Funeral
services by E.A. Mast and N. Sproll.
"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." W.P.C.
BIRKEY - On the 23d of January, 1893, in Decatur Co., Kans., of inflammation of the bowels, Amelia, infant daughter of John C. and Lena Birkey, aged 7 months, and 20 days. Services by Joesph H. Birkey and C. Shrock from Matt. 25 and Psa. 90.
GOOD - On the 21st of January, 1893, in Bowansville, Lancaster Co., Pa., Bro. Christian Good, aged 57 years, 1 months and 9 days. Buried on the 25th in the Bowmansville graveyard in presence of a large concourse of friends and relatives. Funeral service were conducted by Benjamin Horning and Henry G. Good from Rev. 22:14. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite church.
REINHOLD - On the 21st of January, 1892, in Madison Twp., St. Joseph Co., Ind., Henry Reinhold, aged 82 years, 3 months and 11 days. Buried at the North Union meeting house on the 23d in the presence of a large congregation. Funeral services were conducted by Amos Mumaw and Henry Weldy. Text, Eccl. 8:8.
KING - Jan. 1, 1893, near Larned, Pawnee Co., Kansas,
of consumption, Ella, maiden name Hetrick, wife
of D.S. King, aged 23 years, 2 months and 23 days. Funeral services
by D.D. Zook from 1 Thess. 4:14, 15. Through this dispensation
a husband was bereft of a companion, a babe of a mother, parents
of their only child. She bore her afflictions with Christian fortitude.
They need not mourn as those who have no hope. May God comfort
them in their sad affliction. She was born near Ellkhart, Ind.,
in 1869. In the twelfth year of her age she was received into
the Dunkard denomination. Seven years ago she with her parents
moved to Kansas. Three years ago she united in marriage to D.S.
King, and one year ago she united with the Amish Mennonite church
of this place, her husband being a member of that faith. She was
faithful in her Christian duties and was loved and respected by
"Farewell, farewell O Ella, dear, now in your grave you sleep.
Your loving form is resting there, and o'er your grave we weep.
Dear husband, you are lonely now, be sure and keep the solemn vow,
To live with Christ, that you may be with sister in eternity.
Then, parents, cease to mourn and weep, since your beloved has gone to sleep,
The time is short till life is o'er, and we may meet to part no more."
STRINGFIELD - On the 20th of January, 1893, near Terryton, Finney Co., Kansas, Betty, daughter of Christian and Catharine Stringfield, aged 33 years, less 4 days. She had been afflicted with epileptic fits and prepared herself for the solemn change awaiting her for a number of years. She used to resort to a private room twice a day and read a chapter in the Bible and pray in secret to her heavenly Father. On the day of her death she went to her room as usual and when she remained longer than usual her father went in to see and found her on her knees dead with her Bible at her side. The same day she wrote a beautiful poem which was sung at her funeral. She was buried on her father's homestead on the 22d. It was the largest funeral ever seen in these parts. Funeral services by W.W. Burd and M.W. Shank.
ESCHBACH - On the 5th of Jan. 1893, near New Bridgeville, York Co., Pa., of old age, sister Barbara Eschbach, aged 76 years and 5 months. Buried on the 8th at Staley's meeting-house where a large congregation had assembled to pay the last tribute of respect to the deceased. Services by Benj. Hertzler and Theodore B. Forry. Text, Ps. 34:19
CHRISTOPHEL - On the 24th of January, 1893, in Harrison Twp., Elkhart Co., Ind., Cora Esti, youngest daughter of Jonas and Salome Christophel, aged 3 years, 3 months and 14 days. She came to her death by being scalded with hot water which her brother had taken from the tea kettle and placed on the floor. She fell and accidentally spilled the water over her arm, chest and limbs, from the effects of which she died, after 14 hours of suffering. She was a dearly beloved child, and her sad death caused deep and heart felt sorrow in the hearts of all. She was conscious to the last. During the night she whispered, "I am going home," and repeating she said again, "I am going home." In the morning when her brothers and sister went to school she spoke to them her last "good-bye," and in a very short time the frail spirit went home to be with Jesus. The burial took place on the 26th. Funeral services were held by John F. Funk from 2 Cor. 4:17, 18, and N. Metzler from Amos 8:2. God bless the sorrowing parents and children and keep them all for the glorious inheritance of God in heaven.
GSELL - At his home near Morrison, Ill., Jan. 26th,
1893, of typhoid fever, William, son of Joseph and Margaret
(Etter) Gsell, aged 22 years, 3 months and 6 days. He leaves
a wife and one child, father and mother, 5 sisters and 1 brother;
also an aged grandmother to mourn their loss, but we need not
weep as those who have no hope. He was a member of the Mennonite
church. He expressed himself as having peace with God. Shortly
before his departure he requested that a chapter be read to him
and prayer be offered. The remains were buried at the Mennonite
meeting-house in Ustick, Sunday the 29th, where a large number
of relatives and friends gathered to show their last respect to
the departed one. Funeral services were conducted by Philip Nice
and J.S. Shoemaker.
"Dearest husband, thou hast left us, here thy loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God that has bereft us, he can all our sorrows heal.
Yet we hope to meet thee, William, when the day of life has fled,
Then with joy to greet thee, William. where no farewell tear is shed."
RUPP - On the 27th of January, 1893, in Musselburg, Perth Co., Ont., Magdalena, wife of J. Rupp, aged 65 years, 1 month and 7 days. She lived in matrimony 38 years; was the mother of 9 children of whom one preceded her. Her sorrowing husband, 8 children and 17 grandchildren remain. Buried on the 30th, in the Pool graveyard. Funeral services by C. Litwiller, from 1 Thess. 5:1-9 and J.M. Bender from Mark 13:33-37.
NACE - In Souderton, Montgomery Co., Pa., December 31st, 1892, of consumption, Sallie maiden name Allebach, wife of William M. Nace, aged 25 years, 2 months and 28 days. Buried January 5th at the Rockhill Mennonite meeting house. Pre. Becker officiated at the house and A. Horning at the meeting house to a sorrowing congregation. She leaves her husband and one child.
THOMAS - On the 10th of Jan. 1893, Lizzie May, daughter of Abr. L. Thomas, aged 2 years, 2 months and 6 days. Buried at Stoney Brook, York Co., Pa. Text, Matt. 18:3. Services by Theodore Forry.
NACE - On Jan. 9th, 1893, near Sellersville, Bucks Co., Pa., of apoplexy and old age, Philip Nace, aged 82 years, 10 months and 29 days. Buried January 14th at the Rockhill Mennonite meeting-house. Pre. Berkeymeyer officiated at the house and Abel Horning at the meeting house to a large congregation. One brother, now 88 years, survives him also three sisters, one of them now in her 96th year. The brother and sister were present.
KEIM - On the 10th of January, 1893, at her home in Addison township, Somerset Co., Pa., of bright's disease of the kidneys, Amy Annie, wife of Bish. David Keim, aged 61 years, 9 months and 24 days. Buried in Newberry cemetery on the 14th. Funeral discourse at the house by J.F. Hockings. She leaves a husband and eight children to mourn their loss. She was a member of the Lutheran church. All but two of her children were at her burial.
ZIMMERMAN - On the 15th of January 1893, near Ohio, Bureau Co., Ill., of catarrh of the bladder and the results of a fractured limb. Bro. Andrew Zimmerman, aged 58 years, 1 month and 3 days. In his sufferings he was a pattern of Christian fortitude and patience He leaves his second wife, 2 daughters, one sister and many relatives and friends to mourn their loss. His remains were laid to rest on the 17th in the Redoak graveyard. Funeral services by the ministers, Stark, Spielman and Joseph Burcky.
TYSON - On the 6th of Jan. 1893, near Stony Brook, Pa., of dropsy and heart disease, Bro. Isaac Tyson, aged 81 years, 5 months and 5 days. He was patient in his sufferings. He leaves two daughters to mourn their loss. Services by Jacob Hostetter and Martin Whisler, Text, 2 Kings 38:1, and 2 Cor. 5:1. Peace to his ashes.
LIST OF BURIALS
at Groffdale M.H., Lancaster Co., Pa., in 1892
Jan. 24, Christian Frankhouser, 86 years
Feb. 5, Catharine Weaver, in her 49th year
Feb. 5, Infant child of Abraham Sweigart
Feb. 14, Lydia Sheaffer, in her 78th year
Feb. 14, Emma Rebecca Zook, aged 23 years
Feb. 21, Emma Wenger, in her 1st year
Feb. 23, Lydia Good in her 4th year
Feb. 29, Daughter of Harry Peters, 1st year
April 6, Lydia Lauch, in her 1st year
April 6, Elias Mull in his 20th year
April 28, Daniel Wenger, in his 75th year
May 2, Harry Sweigart, in his first year
June 10, George Bender, in his 59th year
May --, Infant of Aaron Hoover
July 18, Daniel W. Groff, in his 57th year
Sept. 1, Minnie Martha Huffond, aged 1 year
Oct. --, Anna Martha Mellinger, aged 7 years
Dec. 11, Benjamin F. Mellinger, aged 1 year
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