BYLER. - Joseph K. Byler who was born in Mifflin Co., Pa., and afterward moved with his father to Lancaster Co., Pa., died April 18th, 1899 and was buried on the 21st. Services were conducted by Henry Stoltzfus and Benjamin Fisher. In December he took a cold which, though mild, lingered on awhile until it turned into bronchitis which, developing into throat consumption, caused his death after a patient suffering of eleven weeks. He leaves a father, three brothers, a sister and a sorrowing wife to mourn his departure. His mother and a sister preceded him to the spirit world. In December 1898 he was married to Susan Zook, daughter of Henry Zook, and at the time of his death they were living at Stumptown, Lancaster Co., Pa. We feel assured that he is safe in the arms of Jesus. He was a faithful member of the Amish Church and was esteemed by all who knew him. A large concourse of people had assembled to pay the last tribute of respect to their deceased friend. Interment was made at Myer's cemetery near Bareville. His age was 24 years, 8 months and 26 days.
It pleased the Lord, my husband dear,
To call thee from my heart so near;
But now I'm left since thou art gone,
To bear the load of life alone.
Loving friends, weep not for me,
I long to be at rest.
How happy, happy I shall be
When pillowed on my Savior's breast.
Weep not for me, beloved wife,
For I to heaven have gone.
Be true to Christ and come to Him,
When your earthly work is done. A NEIGHBOR.
KING. - Lydia Plank was born in Mifflin Co., Pa., Jan. 10, 1818. During her infancy her parents moved to Wayne Co., Ohio, where she grew to womanhood. She accepted Christ as her Savior in her young years and united with the Mennonite Church, and was faithful to the same until her death. She was united in marriage to Jonathan King, June 5, 1837, after which they located in Fairfield Co., Ohio, where they resided until August 1852; they then moved to Haw Patch, Ind., where she resided until her death May 1st, 1899. She was the oldest of a family of twelve children, of whom five sisters and two brothers survive her. She was the mother of twelve children. Her husband and two children preceded her to her reward. Her husband died Dec. 18th, 1875. Ten children, thirty-three grandchildren, and seventeen great-grandchildren are left to mourn the loss of a dear mother and grandmother. Her age was 81 years, 3 months and 21 days. Interment in the Maple Grove cemetery. Funeral services by J. S. Hartzler and J. C Mehl.
Beautiful toiler thy work all done,
Beautiful soul into glory gone,
Beautiful life with its crown now won,
God giveth thee rest.
Rest from all sorrow and watching and fears,
Rest from all possible sighing and tears,
Rest through God's endless, wonderful years,
At home with the blest.
Beautiful spirit free from all stain,
Ours the heart-ache, the sorrow and pain,
Thine is the glory and infinite gain,
Thy slumber is sweet.
Peace on the brow and the eyelids so calm,
Peace in the heart 'neath the white folded palm,
Peace dropping down like a wonderful balm,
From the head to the feet.
It was so sudden, our white lips said,
How we shall miss her, the beautiful dead,
Who'll take the place of the precious one fled,
But God knoweth best,
We know He watches the sparrows that fall,
Hears the sad cry of the grieved hearts that call,
Friends and children, He loveth them all,
We can trust for the rest.
LOWE. - April 23d, 1899, at his home in Mt. Pleasant, Pa., of a complication of diseases, Christopher S. Lowe, aged 48 years, 7 months and 27 days. He united with the Mennonite Church Oct. 2,1880. He lived a quiet industrious life; though always delicate in health he would never complain. In his last sickness he patiently endured his suffering to the end. Funeral on the 26th conducted by Aaron Loucks, text, John 6:27; after which his body was laid to rest in the Mt. Pleasant cemetery to await the coming of Christ.
BLASER. - J. G. Blaser was born in Germany, Sept. 6, 1846; came to America in his infancy, with his parents who settled in Ohio. At the age of 21 he was married to Fanny Garber in Tuscarawas Co., Ohio, where they remained for twelve years. In 1880 they moved to Nebraska where they have since resided. He departed this life on the 20th of April, 1899, aged 52 years, 6 months and 14 days, leaving his wife, three children and many friends to mourn his death. May the bereaved family look to Jesus for comfort and so live that they may at last be reunited in the world above. J. K.
EHRET. - Nancy Ehret, wife of Cornelius Ehret, was born October 22, 1865, and died May 10, 1899, aged 33 years, 6 months and 18 days. She was the mother of six children, one of whom, Joseph O., preceded her to the spirit world. She was the daughter of John H. and Mary Yoder. Of this large family her father, Mrs. Sarah Brubaker, Mrs. Salome Gangwer, and Adam Yoder are the only surviving members. She was a faithful member of the church, a loving mother, an affectionate companion, and bright example of Christian piety. Funeral services on the 13th, conducted by J. S. Coffman and Jacob Shenk. Text, Eph. 3:14,15. Interment In the Olive graveyard.
KELLER. - John Keller was born on the 15th of December
1825 in Berks Co., Pa., from whence in his infancy his parents
moved to Wayne Co., Ohio. In 1837 he moved with his parents to
Fairfield Co., Ohio, where he was married to Barbara Brenneman,
Sept. 23, 1845. They moved to Allen Co., Ohio in 1847. They united
with the Mennonite Church in 1855. In 1866 they moved to Noble,
Branch Co., Mich., where be lived since. He died of congestion
of the lungs on the 7th of May, 1899, aged 73 years, 4 months
and 23 days. Of his seven daughters and five sons one child died
in infancy. Besides his wife and eleven children be leaves twenty-six
grandchildren and four great-grandchildren and many relatives
and friends, who though they mourn the lose of a dear one, yet
have the assurance that their companion, father and friend has
gone home to rest and is awaiting their coming. He was a faithful
member of the Mennonite Church, always ready to give help and
advice when asked. On his death bed he expressed his entire resignation
to God's will and admonished all to be submissive to God's will.
The remains were laid to rest on the
10th in the Pleasant Hill burying ground. Funeral services by J. S. Hartzler. Text, 1 Cor. 15:55-57.
BYERS. - On the 17th of March, 1899, near Woodbury, Bedford Co., Pa., of a complication of diseases, Sister Anna Byers, wife of David Byers, aged 58 years, 2 month and 19 days. Sister Byers was for many years a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. Though her health had been failing for several years, she took an active interest in the work of the church. She was one of those warm-hearted Christian mothers, whose religious sympathy was not altogether confined to those of her own family, (for whom she had an intense love, and special concern as to their spiritual welfare), neither was it circumscribed by the particular branch of God's people to which she belonged, but she had a kindly word of sympathy for all, and was ever willing to lend a helping hand as best she could in her humble way. But she is gone, we miss her in our church at Martinsburg. Another one of our flock has gone. She is missed in the community were she lived and was much respected. But most of all, she is missed in the home, where the bereft husband and children can see mother's face no more. But they can rejoice in the blessed hope (as she expressed herself) that she has only gone before. Funeral services on the 20th at the Woodbury Lutheran Church, by Abram Metzler from Acts 24:15, assisted by J. N. Durr.
Dear husband, now, since I am gone,
And taken to my heavenly rest,
Just think of me in that blest home,
Where the righteous have eternal rest.
And as long as you're in the world below,
Trust in the love and power of God;
Many blessings upon you He will bestow,
And at last you will receive the saint's reward.
Dear children, left life's battles to fight,
I have one last advice to give--
If you live for righteousness, truth and right,
You too in heaven forever can live.
May God In love your footsteps guide,
And may you cherish in your hearts
His Spirit that will you of all evil chide,
And bear you safe to those heavenly ports. A. M.
SHOWALTER. - On September 8, 1898, near Cowan's Depot, Rockingham Co., Va., of Bright's disease, Sister Elizabeth Showalter, wife of Anthony Showalter, 42 years, 2 months and 2 days. She leaves a husband and nine children to mourn their loss; also a father and four sisters besides other relatives and host of friends. Four children preceded her to the spirit world. Sister Showalter was an affectionate and loving mother and will be greatly missed both by her family and the community in which she lived. She was an exemplary Christian, having connected herself with the Mennonite Church in her early life and held her faith steadfast unto the end. Buried on the 9th at Zion M. H. Funeral services by the brethren Anthony Heatwole and Christian Good.
Death has borne from us our mother,
We have taken our last farewell
From our loved and loving parent,
Why it was we cannot tell,
God saw fit to call her higher,
From this world of toil and care,
To her home beyond the River,
And we hope to meet her there.
Pain no more shall heave her bosom,
All her trials now are o'er;
She has passed awhile before us
Joined the saints on Heaven's Shore.
At our loss we will not murmur,
Though it fills our hearts with pain;
Nature's ties are strong and tender,
But our loss is mother's gain.
Then farewell our dearest mother
Till we meet on Heaven's Shore,
For when life's short day is ended,
We will meet to part no more.
SHOWALTER. - Lessie Ada, infant daughter of Anthony and Elizabeth (deceased) Showalter, near Cowan's Depot, Va., was born Aug. 31, 1898, and died March 26,1899, aged 6 months and 26 days. Buried at Zion M. H. on the 27th. Funeral services by Christian Good.
"Sleep on in thy beauty,
Thou sweet angel child,
By sorrow unblighted,
By sin undefiled,
Like a dove to the ark
Thou hast flown to thy rest,
From this wild sea of strife
To the home of the blest."
HARTRANFT. - April 16th, 1899, Bro. Jacob Hartranft near Lancaster Junction, died of a complication of diseases, aged 71 years, 8 months and 8 days. Funeral on the 20th. Services were held at the Mennonite M. H. near his home where a large concourse of friends and neighbors had assembled to pay their last respects to the departed one, who was respected by all who knew him. After services his remains were taken to Manheim cemetery to their last resting place. He was a member of the Lutheran Church for a number of years. Services were conducted by S. G. Hefelbower, and I. W. Bobst. Text, Psa. 27:14. He leaves a sorrowing wife and two daughters. Three brothers and three sisters survive.
Farewell my wife and children dear,
O'er my grave shed not a tear;
I would not give what I have gained
For all the world of grief and pain,
Farewell, my brothers and sisters dear,
O'er my grave shed not a tear,
In heaven, that high and holy place,
You may again behold my face.
Oh Lord, bless us in Thy kingdom above
Where Thy grace so fully is given
So long we have journeyed together on earth,
Receive us together in heaven. BY A FRIEND K. H.
LEHMAN. - Joseph K. Lehman was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., died on the 9th of May, 1899 at the residence of his son-in-law, Benjamin B. Musser, near Greenville, Franklin County, Pa., aged 86 years, 8 months and 17 days. The remains were laid to rest on the 12th of May, in the River Brethren burying ground, near Greenville. He leaves three sons and one daughter; also twenty-seven grandchildren and thirty-eight great grandchildren. Our deceased brother will be sadly missed in the community in which he lived, and of which he was, for so many years, a highly esteemed member. May God comfort every mourning heart with the blessed assurance that he has gone home from the cares and trials of this earthly life to enjoy the rest that remaineth for the people of God.
HARSHBARGER. - Near Mattawana, Pa,, April 28, 1899, David Harshbarger, aged 61 years, 5 months and 12 days. While seated at the breakfast table, with his family, the call of death came suddenly. In a few moments, without speaking a word he was gone. A large circle of family relatives and many sympathizing friends attended the funeral. We shall miss our brother very much, for his place was seldom empty in the church. On his last Sunday evening on earth, he walked to the Bible class, as he had often done before, but, as he reached the meeting house with his wife, his failing strength drew from him the remark that he was glad they were there. As, one by one, the old stand-bys are called away, may the Lord raise up others to take their places in the church.
LANTZ. - On the 23d of April, 1899, at her home in Champaign Co., Ohio, Elizabeth Smucker, beloved wife of Levi Z. Lantz and daughter of the late Gideon Y. and Maria Smucker, aged 43 years, 4 months and 23 days. She was born in Mahoning Co., Ohio, Dec. 1, 1855. Moved with her parents to Wayne Co., Ohio when a child, where she united with the Amish Mennonite Church, of which she was a constant member till the time of her decease. In 1874 she moved with her parents to Logan Co., Ohio, was united in marriage to Levi Z. Lantz, Dec., 15, 1896. The hand of affliction was soon laid upon her, and after enduring much suffering, she gently fell asleep, as we believe, in Jesus. Although it was evident that she would not recover, yet her death was quite unexpected at this time. She appeared to be sleeping the natural sleep, when she fell into that deeper sleep only to wake on the resurrection morning. She leaves her companion, mother, two brothers and four sisters, to mourn the loss of one that was near and dear to them, but we have reason to believe it was her gain. Father and two brothers preceded her. Funeral services were conducted by C. K. Yoder in German, and J. J. Warye in English.
Death has robbed us of another
And we bid the last farewell
To a dear and loving sister,
Why it was we cannot tell.
Sweetly sleep, then, dearest sister,
Since the Savior thought it best
Earthly cares to change for glory,
Trials and sorrows for sweetest rest. BY HER SISTER A. M. S.
MCINTURFF. - On May 9, 1899, at Opal, Fauquier Co., Va., of cancer in the chest, Sister Fannie J., wife of Edgar McInturff, and second daughter of Bro. H. L. Rhodes, departed this life, aged 35 years, 7 months and 7 days. A husband and three little boys (the youngest but six months old), a father, mother, four brothers and four sisters survive her. Bro. Rhodes and wife had the privilege of living to see all their children grow up to maturity and enter upon the service of the Master. Some years since all the members of this interesting family were called together under the parental roof to join in a family reunion on the 60th anniversary of the father's birth, on which occasion all joined hands in one unbroken circle to sing. "Blest be the tie that binds." With Fannie's demise occurs the first missing link in the hitherto unbroken chain. She had continued with her household duties and the care of her children until early spring, and it was not until within the past month that she or any of the immediate family realized that the deadly grip of an internal cancer had fastened itself upon her. The disease had come on so stealthily and unobserved that the discovery of her real condition was not made until it was too late for any human remedy to be applied for her relief. During her last sickness the writer spent considerable time by her bed side during which she gave abundant evidence of true resignation to the will of God. Before death she partook of the emblems of the broken body and shed blood of the Master, and also witnessed the baptism of a convert which ceremony was performed at her bedside at her own request. She at various times expressed the wish to depart and when reviving from "sinking spells" that came at intervals she appeared to regret that she had not passed over the river. She prayed for a quiet and peaceful end and it was at 9 A. M. on the 9th that her prayer was answered in a most sublime and peaceful departure. Funeral services were held on the 10th at the Midland Dunkard church before a large concourse of people by L. J. Heatwole from 1 Cor. 15:49. Interment in the family burying lot at the same place. L. J. H.
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LOWE. - May 25th, 1899, at his home in Mt. Pleasant, Pa., of paralysis, John L. Lowe, aged 76 years, 1 month and 26 days. Funeral on the 28th, conducted by Aaron Loucks, in the M. E. church, Mt. Pleasant, text, Rev. 20:6, after which his earthly remains were laid to rest in the Mt. Pleasant cemetery, followed by a large concourse of relatives and friends.
KAUFFMAN. - Near Mattawana, Pa., May 10th, 1899, Jared Kauffman, aged 70 years, 1 month and 13 days. In the death of this brother the church "at the River" loses another of its older members, one whose seat seldom was empty. We shall sadly miss him. and other loved ones who have been called away within a year. Funeral services in German by Michael Yoder; in English by J. C. Swigart.
SCHWENDT. - On the 14th of May, 1899, in New Danville, Lancaster Co., Pa., Amos N., son of Jacob and Elizabeth Schwendt, aged 17 years and 23 days. His death was a very sad one. It was supposed to be blood poison in the face. In the time of his illness he was deeply concerned for his soul's salvation. He gave his heart to God and earnestly repented of his sins, and by the influence of the Holy Spirit he was regenerated and received a blessed hope and died a child of God. He desired to have his vow and faith sealed by having the visible water baptism administered, so he was baptized and received as a brother and a fellow member in the Christian communion of the Mennonite Church. He bore his severe sufferings patiently and was resigned to the will of God. He leaves a deeply sorrowing father and mother, two brothers and two sisters to mourn his sad and early death. May God comfort their hearts. Funeral services were conducted at the Stone meeting house on the 16th by John B. Harnish and Christian B. Miller. The funeral was largely attended. .
HENSLER. - On the 18th of April, 1899, in Miami Co., Ind., Sarah Hensler, widow of Lewis Hensler (who died Sept. 21st, 1889). She suffered for years from nervous debility, especially for the last two years. Sister Hensler reached the age of 72 years, 1 month, 3 days. She was a consistent member of the Amish Mennonite Church. Since her youth she was seldom absent from meeting as long as health permitted her to go. She was an excellent counsellor, and was ready to give aid wherever she could. She was the mother of 3 sons and 4 daughters; one daughter preceded her to the spirit world in 1873. She leaves 3 sons and 3 daughters and a host of relatives and friends to mourn her departure, but they need not mourn as if they had no hope. Their loss is her eternal gain. She was buried on the 20th. Services at the A. M. meeting house, by J. S. Horner In English from Eccl. 8:8, and N. Sproll in German from Rom. 14:7. Buried in the Mast graveyard.
Mother, thou hast left us lonely,
Sorrow fills our hearts to-day; -
But beyond this vale of sorrow
Tears will all be wiped away.
Mother, thou art sweetly resting
On the lovely Savior's breast;
Where the wicked cease from troubling,
And the weary are at rest." G. W. N.
BELLER. - Barbara Beller was born on the 26th of January 1885, died on the 22nd of May 1899, aged 14 years, 3 months and 25 days. She leaves her parents, two brothers and three sisters to mourn her early death. She was an intelligent and dutiful child and the idol of her parents who are heart broken at their loss. They have the deep and heartfelt sympathy of all in their sore bereavement. Buried at the Dunkard M. H. Funeral services by Jacob Stauffer, of Milford, Seward Co., Neb., in German, and by D. Heiney in English, text, Psa. 39:5-8.
"Sister, thou wast mild and lovely,
Gentle as the summer breeze,
Pleasant as the air of evening
When it floats among the trees."
MARTIN. - Nettle, only daughter of Denton and Mamie E. Martin of Waynesboro, Pa., was born Nov. 15th, 1897, died Aug. 1st, 1898, aged 8 months and 15 days.
"Dearest Nettle, how we miss thee,
Since thy voice we hear no morel
Yet we hope again to meet thee
Over on the Golden shore.
Yet again 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." Sel. by Grandma. E. J. R.
MARTIN. - Isaac Victor, infant son of Abraham and Lizzie Martin, died May 8th, 1899, aged 7 months and 13 days.
"Another little lamb Is gone,
To dwell with Him who gave.
Another little darling
Is sheltered in the grave.
God needed one more angel child
Amidst His shining band,
And so He bent with loving smiles
And clasped our Isaac's hand." Smithburg, Md. N. L. R.
Eby. - On the 20th of April 1899, near Sevilla, Medina Co., O., of liver trouble, Sister Elizabeth Eby. She was born March 20th, 1828, in Lancaster Co., Pa., and was aged 71 years and 30 days. In 1853 she was married to Elias Eby. The fruit of this union was four sons and two daughters, one of whom preceded her to the spirit world. Besides her children she leaves her husband, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren to mourn her departure. Sister Eby was a member of the Mennonite Church for a number of years. We hope her life beyond will be a happy one. Funeral services on the 22nd at the Bethel M. H. by Martin Leatherman and J. M. Kreider; text, Rev. 14:13.
LIGHT. - On the 10th of May 1899, near Williamson, Franklin Co., Pa., of consumption, Sister Clara Annie Light, aged 34 years, 6 months and 14 days. The remains were laid to rest in the Etter cemetery. Services were held at the Mennonite M. H. adjoining, by George Keener, Jacob W. Hege and Daniel Myers, from Prov. 15:9. She leaves a sorrowing husband, four children and an aged mother to mourn their loss. Sister Light united with the Mennonite Church on the 15th of March 1899, upon her sick bed. She was well contented with the faith she professed, and often during her sickness expressed her willingness to meet her Savior, and left a consolation that it is well with her and that she is gone before and waiting for us to come.
SHIRK. - Isaac Shirk was born Dec. 29th, 1832, died April 18th, 1899 aged 66 years, 3 months and 16 days. The cause of his death was heart failure, superinduced by general debility. He had been a sufferer from rheumatism, which necessitated him to walk with two canes, but of late he had improved considerably. Though he suffered a great deal he bore it patiently and was never heard to complain. The day he died he partook of a hearty dinner and was in excellent spirits, after which he went to his room and commenced to sow carpet rags, which he often did for pastime. Just when he died is not known, but when Mrs. Kopp called him for supper at 4 P. M, she discovered that be was dead. Possibly he had been dead for several hours. Brother Shirk was an exemplary man and had friends wherever he went. He was possessed with a wonderful memory and was well read in general and especially fond of reading his Bible, having read it through seven times in his life, concluding the seventh time only a short time before his death. He was a life-long member of the Mennonite Church and an earnest supporter of the same and always "ready to every good work." In his last will and testament he bequeathed to Metzler's Mennonite congregation, to be used as the trustees see fit, the sum of three hundred dollars, thus proving his love for his church. His remains were laid to rest in Metzler's graveyard on Saturday, April 22. The funeral was conducted In English by Benjamin Hertzler and in German by Joseph Wenger and Elias Nolt.
STOLTZFUS. - On the 9th of May 1899, near Gap, Lancaster Co., Pa., of pneumonia and whooping cough, Aaron, son of Amos and Sarah Stoltzfus, aged 4 years, 2 months and 15 days.
STOLTZFUS. - On the 17th of May, in the same family and of the same disease, a little daughter, Salinda, also passed away, aged 1 year, 10 months and 15 days. They leave many sad and sorrowing friends to mourn the loss of these loving little ones. Their remains were laid to rest In the Mullwood burying ground. Services were conducted on the 11th by John and Gideon Stoltzfus and on the 19th by Christian Glick and Gideon Stoltzfus. May the Lord comfort this bereft family. The Lord gave and took again. Blessed be His name. Amen.
Two little forms are cold in death,
Two little tongues are hushed.
Their little lips from us are closed,
We miss them, oh, how much!
We linger near their little graves
Till the setting sun is low,
And feel that all our hopes are crushed,
With the flowers we cherished so.
Oh, parents dear, why do you weep
Since we a resting place have found?
So calm and peaceful we shall sleep
Beneath our green and mossy mounds. By a sympathizing FRIEND.
PLANK. - Near Belleville, Mifflin Co., Pa., on Saturday, May 27th, 1899, of paralysis, Jonathan Plank, aged 62 years, 8 months and 28 days. Brother Plank had his first stroke of paralysis when in good health on the evening of October 6th, 1897, while attending divine service. He was in a helpless condition for several months, his entire left side being paralyzed, but he gradually grew better, until he became able to sit in his chair and also to walk about with a little assistance. At first hopes were entertained of his recovery, but he continued in this way until a few days before his death when he was again stricken helpless. He was buried on the 29th, and his funeral was attended by a very large number of people. He was a consistent member of the church and a much respected citizen. He leaves a wife and two daughters, one married, to mourn his lose. Funeral services by Jos. H. Byler in German, and by Milton Swigart in English.
ALWINE. - On the 3rd of May 1899, in Cambria Co., Pa., Bro. Abraham Alwine, aged 69 years, 7 months and 23 days. He was buried on the 5th at the Stahl Mennonite M. H. Funeral services at the home by Jonas Blauch, at the M. H. by Samuel Gindlesperger and S. G. Shetler. Text, "He that endureth unto the end shall be saved." Bro. Alwine was a great sufferer for a number of years, often in pains that were almost unendurable, but we believe it is well with him now, as he often wished to be relieved from his pain and go to rest.
YODER. - David Yoder died at his home near Summit Mills, Somerset Co., Pa., May 8, 1899 at the age of 79 years, 1 month and 26 days. The remains were interred in the private cemetery on the farm of J. E. Hershberger, on the 10th inst. The funeral services were conducted in the German Baptist church at Summit Mills, by J. B. Miller and J. J. Miller, the latter using Phil. 1:21 as his text. A very large number of people attended the funeral. Bro. Yoder was married to Catharine Hochstedler in 1843. She died early in 1856. Unto this union seven children were born. He afterwards married Mary Sumy, who survives him. Unto this union nine children were born. Of the total number thirteen children are yet living. He had sixty-nine grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren. He was the only surviving member of his father's family. Many years ago he united with the Amish Mennonite Church, of which he was a member in good standing at the time of his departure. One of his last journeys from home was to attend communion services at the Mapledale meeting house, near Grantsville, Md., last fall, which proved almost too great a strain for the strength be possessed. May he tranquilly rest after many years of toil and care.
BRENNEMAN. - Susanna (maiden name Beachy), wife of Daniel Brenneman, died at her home near Bittinger, Garret Co., Md., March 25th, 1899, at the age of 71 years, 9 months and 21 days. The funeral was held March 27th, at the Cherry Glade meeting house. Services by J. B. Miller and J. J. Miller in German and by the former in English. A large concourse of people were present at the funeral. The deceased sister was a member, since early in life, of the Amish Mennonite Church. She was of a nervous, energetic temperament, very industrious, and of an ardent, emotional disposition. She bore the reputation of being helpful to her neighbors and especially to those in needy circumstances. She was very hospitable. We hope she is at rest, peaceful rest. The husband, four sons and five daughters survive her.
Transcribed by Carl Metzler, Indiana