DEA. JOHN NUSBAUM. Died Nov. 28, 1900, at his home two
and a half miles south and three-quarters of a mile east of Middlebury,
Elkhart Co., Ind., where he lived since April 1873. When but a
boy he moved with his father from Ashland Co., Ohio to Richland
Co., Ohio, his mother having died a short time before. While living
in this county, he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Freed,
and in the autumn of 1860 they moved with his father to Indiana
three and one-half miles south-east of Middlebury. Here he lived
about three years, cleared about twenty acres of small timbered
land, built a barn which still stands.
In the spring of 1864, he moved to LaGrange Co., Ind., on a farm of several acres where in addition to farming, he successfully operated for twelve years or more a threshing machine in company with H. C. Prough. In the summer of 1869 his family passed through a siege of typhoid fever in which seven were sick, two and three at a time and from which his wife never fully recovered. During all these years they were faithful members of the Mennonite Church, which they attended regularly, always taking the whole family with them to the services, and for which the family today is very thankful. In Feb. 1873 his wife after a long and patient illness went to her celestial home; a daughter only two years old preceded her about three weeks. Thus left with seven children he moved in April to Elkhart county on the farm where he lived until he passed from labor to rest. He built on this farm a house and a large bank barn which stand to this day as monuments of his industry. About twenty years ago he was ordained a deacon in the duties of which office he was very conscientious and faithful to the last.
In departing this life he leaves a widow who has been a model step-mother and a devoted wife, one whom the children could not help loving. He also leaves four sons and three daughters to the first union and one daughter and three sons to the second to mourn their loss, which was his gain. He lived to be nearly sixty-eight years old, and during all this life he affiliated himself to two things only - his home and his church. The members of his family have lost a sincere and good advisor, the church a faithful and active member and the community a good citizen.
SNAVELY. - Bro. Samuel Snavely was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Jan. 2, 1834. Came to Wayne Co., O. in 1855, died at his home near Dalton O., Nov. 27, 1900, aged 66 years, 10 months and 25 days. He was married in 1858 to Anna Rudy. Five children blessed this union. His wife, four children, nine grandchildren, two sisters, six brothers and a large number of friends still live to mourn his departure. Services were conducted at the Martin M. H., Nov. 30, 1900 by I. J. Buchwalter from Isa. 58:11, assisted by W. H. Hubble.
YODER. - On the 30th of Nov., 1900, of typhoid fever, Edward E. Yoder, at his home near East Lynne, Cass Co., Mo., aged 25 years, 10 months and 2 days. He was a member of the Mennonite Church, was the oldest son of Christian D. and Elisabeth E. Yoder. He was married to Della Mast in 1897. He leaves a sorrowing wife and little daughter, parents, one brother and three sisters to mourn his early departure. He was laid to rest on the 1st of December in the Clear Fork cemetery where a large concourse of friends and relatives paid their last tribute of respect to a departed one. Funeral services were conducted by Levi Miller and Daniel Hooley. We have the hope that he has gone to reap the reward of the righteous, as he said he had perfect peace with his God and told others that were there to meet him in heaven.
GROVE. - On the 18th of Oct., 1900, at Ringwood, York
Co., Ont., Mary Grove, in the 58th year. Buried on the
20th in the Dixon Hill Union burying ground. Services by John
G. Hoover from Heb. 4:3, "For we which have believed do enter
into rest. Deceased was a member of the Mennonite Church and may
her influence go out for good to those who knew her. Markham,
M. R. FRETZ
REAMAN. - At Markham, York Co., Ont., on the 13th of
Nov. 1900, Joseph Reaman, aged 26 years, 7 months and 19
days. Buried on the 15th inst. Funeral services were conducted
by John G. Hoover from Heb. 11:10. Peace to his ashes.
Markham, Ont. M. R. FRETZ
BAKER. - On the 27th of Nov. 1900, Iva Dell, daughter of John W. and Esther Baker, aged 3 years, 9 months and 25 days. Buried in the Mennonite grave yard at West Liberty, Kansas. Services conducted by S. C. Miller and G. R. Brunk.
YODER. - Sister Lydia May, daughter of Jacob
Y. and Anna Yoder of near Wellman, Washington Co., Ia., died Dec.
9th, 1900, aged 20 years, 11 months and 7 days. Buried Dec. 11th
in the Deercreek cemetery. Funeral services were conducted by
Bro. Gideon Yoder from 1 Cor. 5:10-21. She had been sick for nearly
two years, her suffering being caused by a sprain of the ankle,
but she bore her afflictions patiently. As she called her parents
and sisters around her to bid them good bye she told them not
to weep for her but to pray. The last words as she spoke were
"Lord, take me home. She was a faithful member of the Amish
Church leading a Christian life and as such she died. She leaves
her parents, six sisters and many other friends and relatives
to mourn her departure. The funeral was attended by a very large
number of people. Peace to her ashes.
SHOEMAKER. - On the 20th of September 1900, near Freeport, Ill., of diabetes, Benjamin Clayton Shoemaker, son of Geo. E. and Rose Shoemaker, aged 8 years, 11 months and 20 days. Funeral services were conducted at the Mennonite M. H., by Philip Nice and Christian Snavely. Many relatives and friends were present to sympathize with the bereaved parents.
BLOSSER. - Barbara Blosser was born Feb. 26, 1877 and died Nov. 7, 1900. Ten years ago she united with the Mennonite Church and has since been a devoted member. Her place in church or Sunday school or Young People,s meeting was never vacant except for cause. At the beginning of an active career, the Lord called her, and she went home. She bore her suffering with Christian fortitude, and leaves on record a life worthy of example. By her death we are again reminded that death is liable to overtake us at any time. "Blessed are they who die in the Lord. She was buried in the Mt. Zion graveyard, Morgan Co., Mo., where funeral services were conducted by D. F. Driver, J. Lehman, and W. W. Holsopple.
MILLER. - On the 5th of Dec. 1900, near Middlebury, Ind., of hemorrhage of the lung, Sister Fanny A., youngest daughter of Stephen and Elisabeth Miller, aged 22 years, 1 month and 27 days. Fanny united with the Amish Mennonite Church at the age of 14 years, and continued faithful to the end. It was very seldom that her seat was vacant at church service, Sunday school or Bible reading, till about two months ago her health began to fail and turned into quick consumption, but she was still strong enough to get out of bed on the chair alone. On the morning of the 5th she began to cough and suddenly hemorrhage set in and in less than five minutes she had breathed her last on earth, to go to her eternal reward. She leaves father and mother and two sisters to mourn her early departure but not as those without hope, as we trust that their loss is her eternal gain. Buried on the 7th. Although it rained all day, a large concourse of relatives and friends gathered together to pay their last respect to the dead and show their sympathy to the living. Services at the Clinton Amish M. H. by D. J. Johns from Ga. 6:7, 8.
BURKHOLDER. - On the 2nd of October, 1900, near Smithville, Ohio, of cramps and bowel trouble, J. S. Burkholder, aged 73 years, 10 months and 6 days. He was a member of the Amish Mennonite Church from his youth. He leaves a wife and three sons to mourn his departure. Death followed his sickness so suddenly that we scarcely realized that he was so seriously ill, being sick only four days. He was the father of nine children, three of whom are living. Deceased was born and raised at the residence where he lived at the time of his death. Services were held at the Oak Grove M. H. by John K. Yoder, assisted by David Hostetler.
STROHM. - On the 25th of November, 1900, near East Greenville, Stark Co., O., Sister Anna, wife of Bro. Elmer S. Strohm, died at the early age of 22 years, 24 days. Sister Strohm joined the Mennonite Church a few years ago, and during this time she lived an exemplary Christian life. A large concourse of relatives and friends assembled at the Pleasant View M. H. Nov. 28 to pay a last tribute of respect to the departed sister as well as to render an expression of sympathy to the bereft husband and infant child. The funeral services were conducted by I. J. Buchwalter from Heb. 6:19, assisted by Allen Rickert and David Hostetler.
BRENNEMAN. - Catharine Brenneman, daughter of Martin and Anna Musser, was born near West Salem, Wayne Co., Ohio, December 21, 1840. In the spring of 1852 she moved with her parents to Elkhart Co., Ind. In 1865 she was married to Martin E. Kreider of Medina Co., Ohio, where she lived one year when she moved with her husband to Elkhart Co., Ind., with whom she lived until his death in 1877. In 1880 she was united in marriage to Joseph Brenneman of Elida, Allen county, Ohio. To this union were born two daughters - Emma and Susanna. She with her first husband united with the Mennonite Church and remained a devoted and faithful member until she was called to her home above. She died Nov. 17, 1900, aged 59 years, 10 months and 26 days. She leaves a husband, two daughters, five step-children, one brother and a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn her sudden departure. In her departure, the husband has lost a loving and faithful wife, the children a kind and devoted mother, the community a willing and helpful neighbor, and the church a member consecrated to the will of God. Her sickness was pleuro pneumonia. She gave her daughters much counsel, advised them always to rather suffer wrong than do wrong, to overcome evil with good. The funeral services were conducted by John M. Shenk and N. O. Blosser.
WELDY. - On the 1st of December, 1900, in Wakarusa, Ind., Sister Elma Elizabeth, daughter of Jacob and Hannah Weldy, aged 18 years, 4 months and 7 days. She was a member of the Mennonite Church and leaves a father, mother, four brothers and one sister to mourn her departure. She was buried on the 3rd in the North Union cemetery. Services were conducted at the Brethren church in Wakarusa by John Blosser and Jacob Shank from Luke 8:52.
Transcribed by: Mary Teeter, Michigan
OBITUARY. IN MEMORY OF PRE. BENJAMIN KING.
Our beloved minister in Christ, who departed this life November 5, 1900, aged 51 years, 2 months, and 29 days. We can not express our sorrow over the loss of one we loved so well. 'Tis hard for us to realize that we shall no more see him coming to meeting and standing before us to proclaim the blessed gospel truths. No more will we see him standing before us in pleading tones trying to lead us on the safe path. O that the words he spoke here in life may not be forgotten, but may still bear fruit to God's glory. The church feels her loss keenly, and why the Lord should take him away so soon, just in the prime of his usefulness, is hard for all to understand, and we feel to say as Naomi did when she had suffered the loss of her loved ones, "The Almighty has dealt bitterly with us." Who will fill his place now only the Lord can tell. His sickness and death was on a very solemn occasion and not soon to be forgotten. He was sick but a short time but his sufferings were intense. The physicians announced it appendicitis and after a few days suffering they said there was only one hope for him and that was to perform an operation which was a hard question for his sorrowing wife and children to decide upon, but when they saw there was no other way that seemed to help him they agreed to the matter, and on the 2d of Nov. the operation was performed and so with medical aid and all that human hands could do he appeared to be getting along as well as could be expected until the second evening he was again overtaken by intense pain and his case was pronounced utterly hopeless and he was expected to live but s short time, but he lingered in great agony and pain until the 5th of November, when the good Lord ended his sufferings without a struggle and took from him cares and toils for sweeter rest. He leaves his sorrowing wife, three sons and four daughters, one brother, five sisters and a host of warm friends to mourn his departure, but not as those who have no hope. His remains were laid to rest in the Amish cemetery near Ronks on the 7th where many friends met to pay the last tribute of respect to a loving friend. Funeral services were conducted by David Peachy from Mifflin Co., O., and Benjamin Fisher. Text, Rev. 14:12,13.
CLEMMER. - On dec. 25, 1900, in Brandon Hospital Northwest, Canada, Abram S. Clemmer of typhoid fever, aged 41 years, 6 months and 15 days. He had been engaged in commercial interests and took sick at Brandon. The body was sent to his home in Breslau, Ont., where the funeral was held at the Cressman M. H. He leaves a loving wife and four children. Funeral services conducted by Bro. E. S. Hallman, text, Matt. 24:44, and Bro. Noah Stauffer, text, Heb. 2:6.
BOOKWALTER. - At West Middlesex, Mercer Co., Pa., Dec. 14, 1900, Samuel Bookwalter, aged 73 years, 22 days. Services by Allen Rickert of Columbiana, Ohio, and Pre's Johnson and Taylor.
GEARHIME. - On Dec. 20, 1900, near Clarence Centre, Erie Co., N. Y., Sister Elizabeth Gearhime, widow of the late Henry Gearhime, aged 78 years, 9 months and 20 days. She was a consistent member of the Mennonite Church, and the oldest sister of Elder Jacob Hahn of Virginia. On the 23rd the remains were brought to their last resting place in the Clarence Centre cemetery. The services were conducted by Jacob Krehbiel. Text, 1 John 3:2.
HUNSBERGER. - On the 18th of Dec., 1900, in Souderton, Montgomery Co., Pa., Isaiah Hunsberger, aged 40 years and 10 months. He was born on the 18th of February, 1860. He left his house in the morning and was engaged in digging a well. He met his death through an explosion of dynamite. He lived only about an hour after the accident. He was unmarried. Buried on the 23rd in the Franconia graveyard. Funeral services by M. R. Moyer from Psa. 90:12.
MOYER. - On the 22d of December, 1900, in Upper Salford,
Montgomery Co., Pa., of the infirmities of old age, Bro. Abraham
Moyer, at the advanced age of 91 years, 7 months and 17 days.
Bro. Moyer was for many years a member of the Franconia Cong.
His wife preceded him in death. He leaves seven children. The
remains were laid to rest in the Franconia cemetery on the 24th.
Funeral services at the house by Henry Bower and at the M. H.
by Jacob Moyer and Bish. Josiah Clemmer from Heb. 4:3, first clause.
Peace to his ashes.
H. C. K.
BERGEY. - On the 18th of Dec., 1900, in Elroy, Montgomery Co., Pa., Martha, daughter of Bro. Henry and Sister Lizzie Bergey, aged 13 years, 9 months. She was a diligent pupil and took great pleasure in her studies. Buried on the 23d in Franconia. Funeral services by J. Mininger and Josiah Clemmer from 1 Pet. 1:24, 25. This death was a severe blow to the bereaved parents. H. C. K.
WALTERS. - On the 22d of December, 1900, in Nappanee, Ind., of consumption, Sister Christena, wife of John H. Walters, aged 46 years, 11 months and 8 days. She united in matrimony with John H. Walters May 30, 1873. To this union were born four children. She united with the Amish Mennonite Church at Nappanee, Ind., in the spring of 1877, of which she was a member until her death. She endured her sufferings with patience and Christian fortitude, never murmured, always saying that the Lord's will be done. She leaves a sorrowing husband, two sons and one daughter to mourn her departure, but they need not mourn as those who have no hope. Funeral services were held in Nappanee at the German Baptist M. H. by D. J. Johns and J. H. McGowen from Psa. 30:5. "Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning."
YODER. - Near South West, Elkhart Co., Ind., John J. Yoder died Aug. 3, 1900, aged 54 years, 1 month and 6 days. He was born in Logan Co., Ohio, July 25, 1846. United in matrimony to Abbie Sundheimer in 1869. To this union were born four children. His wife and one infant preceded him to the spirit world. His second marriage was to Christiana Dausman; with her he lived one year and she too went the way of all flesh. Two daughters and one son mourn their loss. Funeral services held at Yellow Creek M. H. by Jas. H. McGowen and Jacob Christophel.
STULL. - In Kosciusko Co., Ind., Bro. George Stull died November 20, 1900, of infirmities of old age and consumption. He was born in Pennsylvania, February 12, 1812 and was aged 88 years, 9 months and 8 days. The remaining relatives are three sons and 21 grandchildren. Funeral services were held in Nappanee, Ind., at the Mennonite M. H. by Jas. H. McGowen from 2 Cor. 5:1. The deceased was a member of the Amish Mennonites since last spring. Peace be to his ashes.
BECK. - On the 16th of December, 1900, near Teegarden, Marshall Co., Ind., of consumption, Bro. Otto Beck, son of Ferdinand and Hannah Beck, aged 23 years, 8 months and 7 days. He had been failing in health for about a year, and two weeks before he passed away a minister was sent for to read God's Word and pray with him for the salvation of his soul, and the penitent cry was heard: "I want to be saved and not lost." Baptism was administered unto him and at eight o-clock in the evening another soul was brought into favor with God and two weeks from the next morning at nine o,clock his soul was ushered into eternity. This is a loud call to the unconverted. He leaves a stepfather, (Josiah Culp), mother, four brothers and one sister to mourn his departure. Funeral services were held at the German Baptist M. H. by J. H. McGowen and Henry Weldy from John 16:16 and Matt. 24:44.
HARTMAN. - Sister Ida Stahly (daughter of Peter and Catharine Stahly) was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., Feb. 15, 1876, died Dec. 13th, 1900, near Nappanee, Ind., aged 24 years, 9 months and 28 days. In the spring of 1896 she accepted the Lord Jesus as her Saviour and united with the Amish Mennonite Church where she remained a faithful sister until her death. On Jan. 11, 1900, she was united in matrimony to Bro. George Hartman. She was a kind, faithful and loving bosom companion. She had one brother, Frank, who preceded her to the spirit world Sept. 18, 1895. She leaves a deeply bereaved husband, father, stepmother, three half-sisters and one half-brother, also many relatives and friends to mourn her early departure. She has been kind and obedient in the family circle and the church; where she will be missed. One seat is empty, one pleasant face will be seen no more. One chorister and teacher in the Sunday school has taken her departure to the glory world, where she may unite with the blood-washed throng in singing redemption's song. We deeply feel our loss but hope our loss is her eternal gain. We bow submissively to His will and say, "The Lord has given. The Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord." Funeral services were held in Nappanee, Ind., at M. M. H. by John O. Blosser and Jas. H. McGowen from Ps. 17:15.
HOLLINGER. - Nov. 12, 1900, of dropsy, Bro. Samuel
Hollinger, aged 73 years, 4 months and 6 days. He was ailing for
about three months, but was not confined to his bed till about
the last six hours. Sunday he ate a hearty dinner and was also
at the supper table. Soon after he went to bed, and though somewhat
restless in the forepart of the night, he peacefully fell asleep
early next morning from which none ever wake. He was a consistent
member of the Mennonite Church of the Weaverland district for
about fifty years. In 1852 he was married to Anna Horst. This
union was blest with ten children four of whom died in their infancy
and one daughter, aged 39 years, on January 1, 1900, preceded
him to the spirit world. There survive him a bereaved widow, three
sons and two daughters all with families and members of the church
of his choice. He was buried on Wednesday the 14th in Zimmerman
burying ground. Funeral services conducted at the Lichty M. H.
near by, by John M. Sauder in German. Text, Rev. 14:13; and Benjamin
Weaver in English. Text, 2 Cor. 5:1.
BAKER. - Dec. 30, 1900, near Milan, Okla., of whooping
cough and throat troubles, Gladys, oldest child of Bro.
John and Sister Esther Baker, aged 7 years, 1 month and 29 days.
This is the second one of their children called away within the
last two months. Gladys realized the day before that she was going
away. She said she was going far away to her little Sister Iva.
She calmly fell asleep in Jesus in the morning to wake in a day
that never ends. The Lord does all things well and when He sees
fit to call these jewels from our side then we should not complain,
but ever rejoice that it is well with them and try to live so
that when we are called away we may be so happy as to meet them
again, meet to part no more. Buried on the 31st in Timberlake
cemetery. Funeral services from 2 Cor. 12:9, by the writer.
DETWEILER. - Mary E. Detweiler was born November 21st 1889 and died July 4, 1900, aged 10 years, 7 months and 13 days.
DETWEILER. - Ella Detweiler was born Oct. 9, 1898, and died July 12, 1900, aged 1 year, 9 months, and 3 days. Both of diphtheria.
STAUFFER. - Lilly Stauffer was born Feb. 4th 1900 and died Aug. 25th 1900, aged 6 months and 21 days.
TEUSCHER. - Edward H. Teuscher was born Aug. 23rd 1893, died Jan. 2nd, 1901. Aged 7 years, 4 months, 10 days. He leaves father and mother, two brothers and three sisters. His illness was diabetes.
STAUFFER. - Mary, daughter of John L. and Barbara Stauffer, was born Jan. 9th, 1898 and died Jan. 4th, 1901, aged 2 years, 11 months, and 25 days. She leaves father and mother, two brothers and five sisters to mourn their loss which is her gain. Two sisters preceded her.
KING. - On the 19th of December, 1900, near Greenland, Lancaster Co., Pa., of inflammation of the bowels, Bro. Samuel King, aged 59 years and 3 months. He was sick only three days., but he suffered great pain, but was very patient and was not desiring ever to get well again, but to live in peace and pleasure with his beloved Saviour. He was a devoted member of the Amish congregation for many years and he will be greatly missed therein as well as in the family. On the Sunday before his death the Amish congregation held their church services at his home and Friday his body was lifeless clay, and a funeral service was held for him. And so it is, our life is like a vapor that vanishes and is gone. He leaves his sorrowing wife, one son, four brothers and three sisters to mourn his departure, but they feel that their loss is his eternal gain and the Lord's will be done and not ours. His remains were laid to rest on the 21st. Funeral services were conducted by Daniel Stoltzfus and Benjamin Fisher. Text, Mark 13:35-37.
KING. - On the 4th of Nov., 1900, near Bird-in-Hand, Lancaster Co., Pa., of blood poisoning, Lydia, wife of Aaron King, and daughter of Joel and Elizabeth Fisher, aged 26 years, 1 month and 20 days. She was sick but a short time during which she suffered greatly, but she bore her afflictions meekly and patiently and was conscious unto her end. She was a faithful member of the Amish church and a beloved wife, kind mother and a loving sister. She was the first one to be numbered among the dead out of a family of eleven, and she will be greatly missed among her neighbors and many friends. She leaves her bereaved husband, one daughter, her parents, five brothers, five sisters, to mourn her early departure, but not as those who have no hope. Her remains were laid to rest on the 6th. Funeral services conducted by John Zook and Benjamin Fisher. Text, 2 Timothy 4:6.
HOSTETLER. - at Emma, Ind., on the 12th of Dec. 1900, Bessie, daughter of Bro. Oscar and Sister Fannie Hostetler. Aged 3 years, 8 months and 28 days. Buried in the Miller graveyard. Funeral services were conducted at the Shore M. H., by Bro. Y. C. Miller, from Psalm 16:5, 6, and Bro. A. S. Cripe, from Matt. 24:44, to a large congregation. They need not mourn as those who have no hope.
CLEMMER. - Died in Brandon, Manitoba, on Wednesday Dec. 26. Abram S. Clemmer of Breslau, Ont. Funeral on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 1901, will be buried in Cressman's burying ground. He leaves a wife and four children.
KAUFFMAN. - On the 23rd of Nov. 1900, near Winesburg, Ohio, of typhoid malaria, Nancy J, Kauffman (maiden name Bixler) wife of Jacob S. Kauffman. She was born in Fayette Co., Pa., Jan. 12, 1841, and was aged 59 years, 10 months, and 11 days. Buried in the Longenecker graveyard. Services were conducted by Pre. Russel assisted by Pre. Sprinkle. She leaves a bereaved husband, four sisters and two brothers, and a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn her departure. Her parents preceded her nearly four years.
LESHER. - On the 2nd of Jan. 1901, near Chambersburg, Franklin Co., Pa., Bro. Samuel Lesher, aged 76 years, 8 months and 15 days. He died of diabetes and gangrene, from which he suffered greatly the last week or more, but bore it all patiently. He was unconscious of all around him the last day of his life, but had resigned himself unto the will of an all-wise and merciful God. He leaves an invalid widow, two sons and two daughters to mourn his departure, but he has only gone before. The oldest son died several years ago. Funeral services were conducted at the Chambersburg M. H., by the brethren, Henry Bricker in German and Henry Bear in English from 2 Cor. 5:1-11. A large concourse of friends followed him to his last resting place. May his rest be sweet and may we all so live that we may meet him on yonder bright shore.
LANTZ. - On the 2nd of Jan. 1901, near Plevna, in Howard Co., Ind., of a long siege of sickness, Sister Delilah, youngest daughter of Christian and Anna Lantz. Delilah had been poor in health for a number of years. Soon after her aged mother was called from earth to heaven, Delilah desired to unite with the people of God, and was received into the Amish Mennonite Church by water baptism. She reached the age of 21 year and 19 days. Funeral services on the 4th at the A. M. meeting house, conducted by D. C. Miller in German from Rev. 14:13, and by E. A. Mast in Eng. from 1 Cor. 15:55 to a large concourse of people. She leaves her father, stepmother, five brothers, and three sisters to mourn her departure. All were present but one sister who lives in Illinois. They mourn not as those who have no hope. Their loss is her eternal gain.
RICE. - In Mt. Morris, Ill., of the infirmities of old age, Sister Rice, ("Aunt Kitty" as she was called). She was born on the 24th of Aug. 1797 and died Dec. 26th, 1900, aged 103 years, 4 months, and 2 days. Buried on the 29th. Funeral services at the Methodist M. H. by E. M. Shellenberger, of Freeport, Ill., and Pre. Nazareth of the M. E. Church. A very large concourse of friends followed the remains of the aged pilgrim to their last resting place.
Transcribed by: Mary Teeter, Michgan