SHIRK - On the 11th of Feb. 1901, near Shannon, Ill., of scarlet fever, Earl, son of Robert and Emma Shirk, aged 3 years, 6 months, and 4 days, one brother, Roy, and one Sister, Laura, had preceded little Earl to the Spirit world. Funeral services were conducted by J.S. Shoemaker at the Dunkard Church at Shannon. Text, 2 Sam. 12:23.
KURTZ - On Sunday evening, Feb. 3, 1901, near Intercouse, Lancaster Co., Pa., of catarrh on the breast, Willis E., the only son of Bro. and Sister Martin D. Kurtz, aged 3 months, and 2 days, fell sweetly asleep in Jesus. Dear Bro. and Sister we can deeply sympathize with you, for it is surely sad to part with such a young and tender blossom; the Lord hath given; and the Lord hath taken away, and what the Lord doeth is well done. May the calling away of this dear one be the means of drawing the whole family circle nearer to the cross of Jesus. For in such an hour as you think not the Son of man cometh. Funeral services conducted by Bish. Isaac Eby and Amos Hoover, of Kinzers. Text, Heb. 12:11. J.F.D.
HOLDEMAN - On Feb. 4, 1901, in St. Joseph Co., Indiana, of heart disease, suddenly; Jacob J. Holdeman, aged 57 years, 10 months, 11 days. He was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, March 23, 1843. Married Catharine Kulp, of the same locality, June 28, 1869. He leaves three sons and two daughters and nine grand children. He was buried on the 6th at the Brethren burying ground near Oscola. Services were conducted by J.S. Lehman and J.F. Funk, from Matt. 24:44. May God comfort the mourning friends.
HESS - On the 8th of Feb., 1901, in Harrison Twp., Elkhart County, Ind., of consumption, Martha Hess, daughter of Jacob and ___ Hess, aged 15 years, 1 month, 20 days. She lingered about a year. She was buried on Sunday, Feb. 10th, at the Anderson graveyard, where services were held by John F. Funk and George Lambert, from Eccl. 12:1. Reminder thy Creator in the days of thy youth, etc. She was resigned to the will of God and had a desire to leave the world and be relieved from her sufferings.
BYLER - Fannie Zook was born in Mifflin Co., Pa., Jan. 22, 1813, died Feb. 12th, 1901, aged 88 years, 20 days. She united with the Amish Mennonite Church in 1832, and was married to John Byler in 1836. To them were born four sons and three daughters; one son and one daughter preceded her in death. The remaining children with seven grand children mourn their loss, yet they mourn not as those who have no hope. She had put all her trust in her Redeemer. The last two years of her life her mind was affected at times, yet she always had a desire to hear God's word, and requested prayer when opportunity offered. Funeral services at the Walnut Grove M.H., by C.K. Yoder and Jacob Gerig, of Wayne Co. The remains were laid to rest in the Glick burying ground.
KNOLT - On the 20th of Jan., 1901, Julia Ann Knoll,
daughter of Jacob M. and Julia Knoll, of Hamilton township, Franklin
Co., Pa., aged 14 years, 5 months, and some days. Deceased had
been in failing health for about five years and about two years
ago she had a paralytic stroke, when she became speechless. Shortly
before, she expressed a desire to die. The funeral services were
conducted by P.H. Parret at the house, and at the M.H. by Henry
Bricker followed by P.H. Parret, who based his remarks on Eccl.
12:1. Interment at the Strasburgh M.H.
Transcriber's Notes: Surname is first written as Knolt, and then as Knoll.
DILLER - In Hamilton township, Franklin Co., Pa., on Jan. 24th, 1901, of paralysis, Sister Mary Diller, aged 39 years, 5 months, 26 days. Sister Diller was a sufferer from a slight paralytic stroke for about sixteen years, but was still able to walk alone until ten years ago, and about five years that she could not walk at all, and seemed to be gradually sinking until about a week before her death she had another stroke but was not confined to her bed until two days before her death. She was a member of the Mennonite Church since early youth. She endured her suffering with Christian patience and at different times expressed a desire to go home. Her parents and one sister preceded her to their future home while four brothers remain to mourn their loss; Joseph, of Adams Co., Pa.; Jacob, of Franklin Co., Pa.; Samuel and John, of Washington Co., Md. Funeral on the 27th. Services by Pre. Philip H. Parret and Pre. Henry Bricker. Text, 2 Cor. 5:1. "For we know that if our earthy house of this tabernacle were dissolved we have a building of God, an house not made with hands eternal in the heavens." Interment in the Chambersburg burying ground. J.S.B.
SCHROCK - At her home near Middlebury, Ind., Feb. 18, 1901, Mary, widow of the late Pre. Benjamin Schrock. Mary (Stutzman) Schrock was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, Nov. 8, 1821, became a member of the Amish Mennonite church at the age of 18, united in marriage with Benjamin Schrock, Nov. 9. 1842. This union was blessed with twelve children, eleven of whom survive to mourn the loss of a good mother. "Grandma" Schrock was known and loved throughout the community for her exceptionally sweet and loving disposition. Funeral services conducted by Pre. J.C. Mehl. Text, Rev. 14:13.
GRABER - On Feb. 21st, 1901, near Canton, Ohio, Harvey Roy Graber, who was born Aug. 14, 1892, died Feb. 18, 1901. Aged 8 years, 5 months and 24 days. Interment at the Werstler church. The funeral services were conducted by J.S. Gerig, from Pas. 16:6.
SLONEGER - On Jan. 22nd, 1901, near Louisville, Stark Co., Ohio, Jacob Sloneger; who was born Aug. 25th, 1827, died Jan. 20th, 19091, aged 73 days, 4 months and 25 days. Was united in matrimony to Mary Krabill, June 8th, 1852. To this union were born five sons and one daughter; one preceded him to the spirit world. He was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite Church. The funeral services were conducted by Benj. Gerig in German and J.S. Gerig in English.
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ESH - on the 20th of February, 1901, the second and only child; little Johnnie, son of Christian and Lydia Esh, near Cambridge, Pa., died of diphtheria and dropsy, aged 6 years, 2 months, and 28 days. John Mast, of Morganstown, Pa., conducted the funeral services. Interment at Millwood Amish M.H.
WANNER - On the 28th of November, 1900, near Pequea, Lancaster Co., Pa., Bro. Jacob Wanner, aged 23 years, 1 month and 2 days, after an illness of 16 days. On the 12th of November at his home, he and his brother were tearing down the wall of a building. He had just told his brother to go away that the wall might fall. His brother had not gone more than a few minutes till the wall fell; it fell on himself and he was buried in stones up to his breast. He called for help and some of the family hearing him, they came to his assistance. Before the stones were removed he told them that his leg was broken. He was then carried to the house and as soon as possible, medical aid was summoned, but before they arrived he suffered great pain. He was very patient during his sickness and he always told his mother he thought it was to happen for he tried to get away and could not. Three days before he died lockjaw set in, from then until his death his sufferings were very great, of which he could only talk through his teeth. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite church for almost four years, and an earnest worker in the Sunday school. He was loved by all who knew him because he was very intelligent and had a smile for all. He is greatly missed in the family because he was such a bright and obedient boy. He was the oldest of the family. He leaves his parents, four brothers, and two sisters to mourn the loss of one that was dear to them, but they mourn not as those that have no hope. Buried on the first of Dec. at the Old Road meeting house, were services were conducted by Pre. C.M. Brackbill and Bish. Isaac Eby. A large concourse of relatives and friends assembled to pay the last tribute of respect.
LATSHAW - Near Spring City, Chester Co., Pa., Feb. 6th, 1901, David Latshaw, aged 77 years, 2 months, 10 days. Bro. Latshaw was stricken with paralysis on the right side Nov. 8, 1897. Since then he was a cripple, walking with a cane until Feb. 5, 1901, when he walked about 100 yards away from home to a neighbor's harness shop, where he received a light stroke. He was carried home and in the evening he had another stroke which made him helpless and speechless. The next morning he was unconscious, in which state he lingered for one day and a half, until death came and was witnessed by three of his children. The deceased leaves four sons and two daughters and a number of grandchildren to mourn their loss. Enos, in Delaware; Irvin, near Pottstown, Pa.; Esther, Glassboro, N.J.; Clayton, Philadelphia, Pa.; Theodore K., with whom the deceased resided. The funeral took place on Feb. 11th at Vincent Mennonite M.H. and burying ground. Services were conducted by Pre. J.B. Hunsberger, from 1 Cor. 15:19. Bro. Latshaw often expressed a desire to go to the Old People's Home in Ohio. We hope he has now gone to a home above which is far better.
MILLER - On the 12th of January, 1901, near Pashan, LaGrange Co., Ind., of brain fever, Ellis B. Miller, aged 5 years, 10 months, and 23 days. Son of Benjamin and Sister Susanna Miller. The remains were laid to rest on the 13th in the Hostetler graveyard, near Pashan. Funeral services were conducted in the Pashan schoolhouse, by Y.C. Miller in German, from John 16:28, latter clause, and by A.S. Cripe in English, from Matt. 24:44. They need not mourn as those who have no hope.
MAST - On the 25th day of Feb. 1901, near Arthur, Moultrie Co., Ill., Sister Lydia Mast (nee Stutzman), wife of J. D. Mast, aged 39 years, 7 months and 24 days. Sister Mast was a member of the Amish Mennonite Church. She leaves a husband and eight children and many friends to mourn her loss. Funeral services by I.A. Miller and Seth Hershberger. Text, 2 Cor. 5:1, in the Meeting House, near Arthur.
EBERSOLE - Feb. 21st, 1901, Christian K. Ebersole, died in Conoy Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., aged 77 years, 11 months and 17 days. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church and was the leader in singing for a number of years. Funeral was conducted by the brethren, Benjamin Lehman, Levi Ebersole and Martin Rutt. Rest in peace. A BROTHER
YODER - On the 17th of January, 1901, in Union Twp., Mifflin Co., Pa., Sarah Yoder aged 56 years, 6 months and 17 days.
EASH - Feb. 11, 1908, infant daughter of Brother and Sister J.K. Eash, aged 7 days. Death has released it from all earthly sufferings and although the family circle is broken they have the blessed assurance that is has now inherited one of the heavenly mansions where they may again behold it in perfection of bliss. Services were conducted at the house by A.J. Hostetler, in English, from Job 1:21, and by Y.C. Miller, in German, from Luke, 18:15.
KAUFFMAN - Susan Kauffman departed this life on Dec. 23rd, 1900, and was buried on the 25th. The services were conducted at the house by Pre. Galbraith. She was a member of the Amish Mennonite church for many years; Jacob Kauffman, her husband, had left this world over three years previous, having died Apr. 2nd, 1897. Susan Kauffman was a daughter of Jacob and Fannie Miller, and was born in Somerset Co., Pa., March 17th, 1834; she was married to Jacob Kauffman in 1853. To this union were born fourteen children, of whom ten survive. She had been sick with Bright's disease for several years, but until recently was not considered dangerously ill, but dropsy set in and soon shortened her time here. Her age was 66 years, 9 months and 6 days.
LANDIS - On the 25th of Feb. 1901, at Cearfoss, Washington, Md., of pneumonia, of which he was ill only one week, David B. Landis, aged 38 years, 2 months, and 8 days. The deceased was a member of the Mennonite Church and he leaves a bright hope to mourning friends. His young wife, six children, parents, and one sister survive him. He, being married twice, leaves two children without father or mother in this world. The bereaved widow needs the sympathies and aid of friends. Services at Reiff's Mennonite M.H., conducted by Pre's Christian Strite in English and Henry Bear in German, from James 4:14.
WICKENHEIZER - On the 17th of Feb., 1901, near Milton Grove, Lanc. Co., Pa., Franklin C. Wickenheizer, son of Leopold Wickenheizer and Annie Wickenheizer, aged 21 years, 7 months, and 14 days. The deceased was killed by the cars. He had one of his legs broken, and also the back of his head knocked off. He died instantly. Cousin Frank and some of his other companions had intended to go out West in two weeks, but he did not live to see that time. He was a true and kind friend to all that met him. His master that he was with praised him very much. He will be missed very much at home, and by all his friends and companions. He leaves a father, a step-mother, three sisters and two brothers, also four step-brothers and one sister to mourn his loss. His mother died about thirteen years ago. We hope he had been prepared to meet his mother. The funeral was held at Rissers M.H., on the 20th of February. Many relatives and friends followed him to the grave. Bish. Jacob Brubaker in English and Bish. Martin Rutt in German, spoke from James 4:13--15. May we all be prepared to meet him in heaven. A COUSIN
ESH - On the 29th of January, 1901, little Sadie, daughter of Christian and Lydia Esh, near Cambridge, died of diphtheria, aged 8 years, 6 months, and 12 days. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of the community as they had but two children.
BENNER - On the 24th of February, 1901; near Mexico,
Juniata Co., Pa., of lung fever, Abram A. Benner, aged
44 years, 5 months and 26 days. He was a brother in the Mennonite
church; he was a kind husband and a loving father. He leaves a
bereaved widow and five children to mourn their loss. His life
and death gave evidence of meeting his Savior. The services were
held at Lost Creek M.H., where many people met to pay their last
respects. Services by Samuel Lider.
KREIDER - Lydia Kreider, wife of Jacob Kreider, died at her home near Gordonville, Lancaster Co., Pa., February 4th, 1901, aged 62 years. She had been suffering for some time from asthma and a complication of diseases. In all her afflictions she showed herself the very model of meekness and patience, and was not heard to utter one word of complaint. She leaves a sorrowing husband and seven children to mourn her departure. She was of a quiet and peaceful disposition, an affectionate wife, a loving mother, and a faithful member of the Mennonite Church, and lived to see nearly all her children forsake sin and turn their faces Zionward. Though mother will be greatly missed in the home, yet the bereaved ones can be comforted with the thought that she had only gone before to a better home, that is prepared for the faithful. She was the daughter of the late Samuel Groff of Bareville, and is also survived by the following brothers and sisters, Messrs. Milton Hershey and Ezra Groff of Bareville, and Mrs. John Ranck of Paradise. The funeral was held on the 7th of February and was attended by a large circle of relatives and friends. Services at the house, conducted by Pre. Amos Hoover, and by Bish. Isaac Eby at Paradise meeting house. Interment at that place. A NIECE
ZOOK - On the 15th of February, 1901, near Ronks, Lancaster
Co., Pa., from lagrippe and old age, Rebecca, wife of Bish.
Eli Zook, aged 80 years, 1 month, and 15 days. She was a faithful
member of the Amish Mennonite church for many years and will be
greatly missed therein, as well as in the family circle. For six
years she was almost entirely helpless from the effects of a fall
and during the long winter months she was spending her time in
her chair reading, in which she took great pleasure. She was meek
and patient at all times. In the summer she sometimes, by the
will of her loving Savior, and aid of human hands, was able to
attend church which was to her a great happiness. She was a loving
wife and mother and a kind grandmother, and is survived by her
aged husband, three sisters, twenty-seven grandchildren and sixteen
great grandchildren and a host of warm friends to mourn her departure,
but not as those who have no hope. The last night she lived she
earnestly expressed her desire to go home to her sweet rest with
Jesus. Her remains were laid to rest on the 18th in the Amish
graveyard near Ronks. Funeral services were conducted by the Bishops
Benjamin Stoltzfus and Christian King. Text, Rev. 7:16, 17. Peace
to her ashes.
HORST - Elizabeth Horst was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., July 3, 1811, and died February 17, 1901. Her maiden name was Longenecker. After her marriage she moved to Dauphin Co., Pa., more than sixty years ago. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church; a bright light. The funeral was held at Oberlin, a little town where they lived, and she was buried in the cemetery adjoining She was the mother to ten children of whom four survive her. She lived to see the fourth generation; thirty-eight grandchildren, seventy-two great grandchildren, seven great great grandchildren, the whole number being one hundred and twenty-seven. The funeral was conducted by Pre. John Erb. and Bish. Martin Rutt. Text, Rev. 7:16, 17. Peace to her ashes.
BERKEY - Veronica Berkey was born Aug. 10, 1819, died near Milford, Neb., Feb. 24, 1901, aged 81 years, 6 months and 14 days. She was the widow of Jacob Berkey and leaves three sons and one daughter, thirty grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren to mourn her departure. She was a beloved sister in the Amish Mennonite Church, and an affectionate mother. She lived with her youngest son, John, and was tenderly cared for during her illness of over four weeks. Buried in the Fairview cemetery. Funeral services by Joseph Schlegel in German, from 2 Cor. 5:1 and in English by N.E. Roth, from John 11:25. A large concourse of people gathered on this occasion, in token of the respect and esteem in which she was held. Peace to her ashes. D.B.
LAUVER - On the 13th of February, 1901, near Evendale, Juniata Co., Pa., of an illness of about three months, of cancer, from which she suffered much, Clara, wife of John Lauver, aged 34 years, 2 months and 25 days. She leaves a husband and five children, an aged father, three brothers and three sisters to mourn their loss, but they need not mourn as those who have no hope. She was a devoted sister in the Mennonite church, loved by all who knew her. She gladly awaited the time when she would be relieved of her suffering and go home. On Sunday, the 17th, the body was laid in the graveyard at the Lauver M.H., where services were conducted from Matt. 6:33, selected by the departed one. William Bergy and William Graybill, officiating.
SHELLY - On the 19th of February, 1901, in Lost Creek Valley, Juniata Co., Pa., of the infirmities of old age and lagrippe, Deacon Jacob Shelly, aged 87 years, 3 months and 26 days. He was a faithful watchman in the office for forty-five years, always ready to go when called upon, and a good counsellor. Peace was his aim. He was esteemed by the church, always enjoyed good health, and his seat in the house of God was seldom vacant. He was married three times, his first wife's maiden name was Brant; the second, Bergy; the last one, Moyer. He leaves a sorrowing wife, and one son Daniel B. Shelly, living in Michigan. Buried in Lostcreek graveyard, where many friends met. Funeral services by William Graybill, William Auker and Samuel Lider. Text, Matt. 5:9.
FERNER - On the 11th of January, 1901, in Foutz's Valley, Perry Co., Pa., at the home of Bish. William Auker, of paralysis, after two weeks suffering, Annie Ferner, aged 79 years, 3 months and 15 days. Buried in the Foutz Valley family graveyard. Services by William Graybill and Simon Auker. Text, Matt. 24:44.
GOOD - On the 9th of February, 1901, near Oronogo, Mo.,
at the home of her oldest daughter and son-in-law, B.W. Bear,
of lagrippe, Frances (Culp) Good, aged 83 years, 10 months
and 20 days. She was in usual health until the morning of the
4th. During her brief illness she was perfectly resigned to the
will of God, saying, "I would just as soon go as stay, as
I have been in this troublesome world a long time and there is
a much more beautiful place prepared for me." Deceased was
born in Augnata Co., Va., March 20, 1857, came to Ohio with her
parents about the year 1832; was married to Noah Good, Dec. 16th,
1841, and lived in matrimony over 59 years. She was the mother
of ten children, four of whom preceded her to the spirit world.
Those living were all present at the funeral excepting one (Elizabeth).
She leaves an aged companion, six children, thirty-seven grandchildren
and thirteen great grandchildren. Deceased was a member of the
Mennonite church for many years. She lived a consistent Christian
life until the time of her death. The funeral took place on the
11th. Services were conducted by Joseph Weaver at the White Hall
M.H. Text, Rev. 14:13. Buried in the Weaver cemetery. ANDREW SHENK
Transcriber's Notes: In the original copy her age is written as 83 years, yet her date of birth is given as 1857.
MOYER - On the 20th of February, 1901, in Franconia, Pa., Willie A., son of Bro. Tobias and Sister Katie Moyer, aged 11 months and 19 days. Buried on the 23d, in the Franconia Menn. burying grounds. Funeral services at the house by Josiah Clemmer at the M.H. Text, Matt. 18:3--5. H.C.K.
RUVENACHT - Barbara Ruvenacht died Dec. 16, 1900, after a short illness at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E.R. Somers, in El Paso, Ill., aged 85 years, 2 months and 20 days. She was born in Loraine, France, Oct. 3, 1815. She united with the Amish Mennonite in her youth and was a faithful member till death, always filling her place whenever health permitted and she had an opportunity to be there, especially at communion. She was with us at communion just two months before her death and she was always willing to give her widow's mite to aid the poor. She had been a widow over forty years. She married John Ruvenacht in France; five children were born to them. They emigrated to America in the days when the journey lasted fifty-two days. They had to bury their little infant of six weeks in the middle of the ocean, and soon, after a few years of hardship, the dear husband was called home, then a widow with the small children had the hardships to endure. But she had her heavenly Father as a father to them, although she saw poverty and many trials. She went to Chicago in the lumber wagon to get provision for her family, but by perseverance and patience and perfect trust in the Giver of all good gifts, she had a comfortable home and enjoyed a peaceful old age, leaving seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren and many relatives to mourn the loss of one who all respected and loved who knew her. She was a faithful reader of the HERALD OF TRUTH for many years. She was laid to rest Dec. 18th, near Woodford, Ill. Funeral services conducted by the M.E. minister in English and by John Smith and J.B. Zehr in the German, at the church and by S. Stahley at the cemetery. Her niece, B.J.R.
HUNSBERGER - On the 28th of Feb., 1901, in Elkhart, Ind., of lung fever, Ruth, daughter of Abraham and ___ Hunsberger, aged 1 years, 10 months and 10 days. The funeral took place at the Olive Mennonite meeting house, on Sunday, March 3, where services were conducted by J.F. Funk, from John 14:1, 2. Little Ruth was a fair child and dearly beloved by the sorrowing parents, but the Lord had a better home for her in the mansions of eternal bliss, and He came and took her to be with Him over there.
YODER - On the 20th of Feb., 1901, near Wellman, Washington Co., Iowa, of brain fever, Sister Elva E. Yoder, daughter of Jacob Y. and Anna Yoder, aged 16 years, 2 months and 10 days. Elva was apparently in good health until one week before her death. Her remains were laid to rest in the Upper Creek cemetery. Funeral services in the meeting house at the same place by Gideon Yoder, from Eph. 5:14--16. Elva, though in years but a child, was a faithful member of the Amish church; she was baptized last summer. Among the last things she said was this, that she was so glad she had made peace with God. This Indeed is a very loud call to all who have come to years of understanding. What makes this parting particularly sad was that just ten weeks before, her elder sister, Lydia May, preceded her to the better land. Funeral was attended by a very large circle of relatives and sympathizing friends. She leaves parents and five sisters to mourn her departure but not as for one for whom we have no hope. R.Y.
STUTZMAN - Earl Edward, son of Alexander and Mary Stutzman, of near Milford, Neb., was born April 10, 1900, died Feb. 23, 1901, aged 10 months and 13 days. Funeral services by Jacob Stauffer. Text Luke 18:15, 16.
LEHMAN - In Nappanee, Ind., Feb. 28, 1901, Benjamin Lehman, aged 81 years, 1 month and 23 days. He was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., moved with his parents to Berlin, Canada, when he was a little boy, lived there fifteen years, then moved to Williams Co., Ohio. When he was twenty one years old he was married to Susan Spitnole, lived in Williams Co., twelve years, then came to Elkhart, Ind. His wife died in 1887. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite church for fifty-eight years. Funeral services on the 2nd of March, at Nappanee, by David Burkholder, assisted by F. Hartman. Buried at the Olive M.H. Six children survive him (two are dead); twenty-seven grandchildren, twenty-one great-grandchildren. They need not mourn as those who have no hope. He suffered much for any years with a lingering disease, but all without a murmur. He was fully resigned to the will of God. He gave orders as to who should preach his funeral sermon and also chose his text, 2 Cor. 5:1. The bereaved friends have the sympathies of the neighbors. May his ashes rest in peace until they are raised again incorruptible. D.B.
GOOD - On the 16th of Feb., 1901, near Martinsville,
Lancaster Co., Pa., of heart failure, Bro. John E. Good,
aged 74 years, 1 month and 3 days. He had complained of not feeling
well, but his death was not expected. He was conscious to the
end, which was so sudden. It was a great shock to his family and
friends. He is survived by the following children, John E., near
the homestead; Emma, May, Hettie, Christian and Leah; eight grandchildren;
also two brothers and five sisters. His wife, six children, and
three grandchildren have preceded him to the spirit world (one
born and followed since his departure). Buried on the 19th, in
Rivercorner burying ground. Funeral services were conducted by
Abram Herr and Abram Witmer from Heb. 4:3, Rev. 22:12.
SMELTZER - On Jan. 21, 19001, Dora Mary Smeltzer, daughter of David and Mary Smeltzer, aged 8 months and 8 days. Thus Jesus has taken unto Himself another little jewel with which to adorn His crown. Buried at the Olive meeting house. Services conducted by Jacob Shank and Jonas Loucks, from John 14:4.
BUCKWALTER - On the 22d of Feb., 1901, near Lancaster, Pa., Jacob L. Buckwalter, aged 23 years, 10 months and 5 days. Services on the 25th A.M., at the home of his parents. P.M. at Mellinger's M.H., where interment was made. Services conducted by Benj. Hertzler, D.N. Lehman, Pre. Gerhart and John Landis from 1 Chron. 29:16. Lan 3:24--27; Matt. 6:9. He was a beloved and dutiful son and had confessed Christ and desired baptism, but death came before it was accomplished. A solemn warning to all.
MILLER - On the 23d of Feb., 190l, near White Cloud, Mich., quite suddenly, Barbara, daughter of M.D. and R. Miller, aged 23 years, 1 month and 9 days. Barbara was an invalid from her youth, being unable to speak or walk, and she had to be lifted about like a child. She passed away in a quiet, peaceful slumber. She leaves her parents, four sisters and two brothers to mourn their moss, but they mourn not as those who have no hope. Funeral services on the 24th at the Pleasant Valley M.H., by Isaac Weaver and Jacob P. Miller from Rev. 14:13. J.P.M.
UMSTEAD - On the 17th of February, 1901, near Souderton, Pa., Daniel R. Umstead, aged 73 years, 3 months and 7 days. He leaves his bereaved wife and four children; one son preceded him. Buried on the 21st in the Franconia graveyard. Funeral services at the house by M.R. Moyer, and by Josiah Clemmer and by A.O. Histand at the M.H. H.C.K.
DERSTEIN - On the 16th of Feb., 1901, in Souderton, Pa., Paul Stanley, son of Bro. and Sister James and Sallie Derstein, aged 23 days. Buried on the 20th in the Rockhill burying grounds. Funeral services at the house by M.R. Moyer and at the M.H. by Abel Horning and Bish. Samuel Detweller. Text, Zech. 12:10, last clause. H.C.K.
CONVER - On the 24th of January, 1901, in Upper Salford, Montgomery Co., Pa., of typhoid fever, Sister Anna, wife of Bro. Milton Conver, and daughter of Samuel and Madgalena Hunsberger, aged 21 years, 7 months and 22 days. She was a beloved young sister in the church. She rarely missed the services of the church, but death came and suddenly took her away. She leaves her beloved companion and a little daughter. It was a heavy blow to our dear young brother and the parents. Buried on the 31st at Franconia. Funeral services by Bish. Josiah Clemmer at the house and by M.R. Moyer at the M.H. Text, Matt. 25:34. She rests in peace.
DEWEY - On the 28th of January, 1901, in Souderton, Pa., Gertrude, daughter of Russel and Elizabeth Dewey, aged 2 years and 4 days. Buried on the 30th in the Souderton Mennonite graveyard. Funeral services by Josiah Clemmer at the house and by M.R. Moyer at the M.N. Text, Luke 18:16. H.C.K.
ROTH - On the 4th of Feb., 1901, in Franconia, Montgomery
Co., of dropsy, Bro. Daniel Roth, aged 26 years and 4 days.
Buried on the 9th in Franconia. Funeral services by Josiah Clemmer
at the house and by M.R. Moyer at the M.H., assisted by Paster
Luckenbill. Text, Dan. 12:13.
RUDY - On the 17th of Feb., 1901, in Waterloo, Ont., Bro. George Rudy, aged 77 years, 4 months and 24 days. He leaves an infirm crippled widow, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; his only child, the first wife of Bro. John Kunkle died some years ago. Buried on the 20th, at the D. Eby M.H. Services by D. Wismer and Jonas Synder.
YODER - Near Oak grove, in St. Joseph County, Ind., on the 27th of Feb., 1901, Rosina, daughter of Bro. Jacob and Sister Carolina Yoder, aged 4 years, 7 months and 9 days. While the parents were engrossed in doing the chores in the barn her clothes caught fire from an oil lamp and her arm and side was so terribly burned that after six weeks of extreme suffering she gently fell asleep in Jesus who gathers the lambs into His arms and carries them in His bosom. Buried on the 1st of March, at South Union. Funeral services by Henry Welty and David Burkholder. The deeply bereaved parents and surviving children have the sympathies of the friends and neighbors in their sad bereavement, knowing that their loss is her eternal gain. No man shall pluck her out of the Father's hands and she shall never perish. D.B.
GROFF - On the 26th of Feb., 1901, at her late residence, one mile north of Waterloo, Ont., Mary Bowman, beloved wife of Andrew Groff, aged 70 years, 5 months and 4 days. Buried on the 2d of March, at the Martin M.H. Deceased was a daughter of the late Henry B. Bowman, of Blair, and was born Sept. 22, 1830, was married to her surviving husband, May 30, 1848. This union was blessed with six sons and three daughters, all living. She was an affectionate wife and mother and an esteemed neighbor, and her death will be deeply felt in the community in which she lived.
Transcribed by C. Wheeler - British Columbia