EICHELBERGER.-July 3rd, 1902, near Flanagan, Ill., George
Eichelberger, aged 85 Y., 1 M., 16 D. He leaves four sons
and five daughters to mourn his departure, yet not as those who
leave no hope. Funeral services at the Amish Mennonite M. H.,
near Hopedale, by Jno. C. Birky, J. P. Smith, Daniel Slagel and
Jos. Egli. Interment in the A. M. graveyard west of Hopedale.
HOTTENSTEIN.-On the 8th, of July 1902, near East Petersburg, Lancaster Co., Pa., of a tumor in the head, Bro. Henry S. Hottenstein, aged 50 Y., 3 M., 8 D. He is survived by a sorrowing wife, a son and a daughter, mother, the brothers and three sisters. The funeral which was held on the 11th was largely attended. The services were conducted by Bro. John Rohrer in German and Bro. John Lefever and Bish. Jacob N. Brubacher in English from 1 Thess. 4:13-18.
Transcriber's note: "Hottenstein" is also spelled as "Hottenestin" in the original.
ALLIMAN.-On the 7th of July, 1902, in Washington Co., Iowa, of old age, Bro. John Alliman at the age of 77 Y., 3 M., 7 D. Buried on the 8th in the Summers graveyard. Funeral services were conducted by S. Gerig in German and Peter Stuckey in English. Bro. Allman was born in Alsace, Germany, May 10, 1825, came to Wayne county Ohio in the spring of 1852; in 1856 he united in marriage with sister Frey, and the same fall came on a wagon to Iowa where he has resided ever since. To them were born seven children; five survive him. His wife died 15 years ago.
BOLLER.-Catharine Smucker Boller was born in Alsace, Lorraine, France July 2, 1825, died in Kalona, Iowa July 3, 1902, aged 77 Y., 1 D. She came to the United States in1843 and settled in Ohio, where she was married to Jacob Boller in 1849, moved to Iowa in 1853. She united with the Amish Mennonite church in her native land at the age of twelve years, in which faith she departed, mourned by the church and especially by her husband and five sons who are left. Funeral services on the 5th at E. Union M. H. conducted by C. Wery and A. I. Yoder. Interment in the Kemp graveyard.
CRAIN.-Near Milan, Woods Co., Oklahoma, July 9, 1902, of heart trouble, Delilah Crain suddenly passed away from this world to her rest. She was born Sept. 16, 1834 in Seneca Co., Ohio, and was aged 69 Y., 10 M., 8 D. Her husband preceded her some two years. Three sons and three daughters and a number of grandchildren remain to mourn the loss of a mother. Grandmother Crain, as she was called by all, was highly respected and a good neighbor is missed in her home and in the neighborhood. Services at the house by the undersigned from Heb. 9:27, 28. A large number of friends gathered to pay a last tribute of respect to the departed one. The remains were laid to rest in the Timber Lake cemetery. SIMON HETRICK.
STOLTZFUS.-On the 9th of July, 1902, near Ronks, Lancaster
Co., Pa., of diptheria, Jonathan, only son of Isaac N.
and Malinda E. Stoltzfus, aged 7 Y., 8 M., 6 D. He was sick for
three weeks, but was conscious to the end. All that kind parents
and friends could do for him was done, but the good Lord who had
planted a rose on this earth of weeds thought best to replant
it in His heavenly garden, there to bloom forever. As he was the
only son and a very bright little boy, parting at the hour of
death seemed, almost impossible for his parents, but they can
comfort themselves with the sweet thought of having a little lamb
in heaven where Jesus himself is the Shepherd and where he is
much better cared for. Think of all he has escaped. He is survived
by his bereaved parents, grandparents, two little sisters and
many little companions to mourn his early departure. He will be
missed everywhere, at home, as a son and brother, and among his
playmates, and in school there is a vacant seat. He took a great
interest in his books. His remains were laid to rest on the 11th
in the Amish cemetery near Ronks. Funeral services conducted by
Benjamin Fisher and Gideon Stoltzfus. Text Pet. 1:24, 25.
Transcriber's note: "diptheria" as in the original.
MINNINGER.-On the 8th of July 1902, Susan, beloved
daughter of Bro. John and sister Katie Minninger, aged 20 Y.,
10 D. Deceased was on her way to work at Lansdale, Pa., about
7 o'clock and was crossing the railroad when she was struck by
the Norristown train and badly mangled, both limbs being severed
from her body. Although within a very few minutes after the accident
loving friends crowded round willing and eager to do all in their
power to afford relief it was of no avail, and she succumbed three
hours after the accident. She was a bright young girl and loved
by all who knew her, and will be greatly missed, especially in
her home, where father, mother, two brothers and two sisters mourn
poor Susie's awful death. She had also won the love and of an
estimable young man, who is distracted over the loss of her who
was much to him. The Lord comfort the sorrowing hearts. This sad
death is a loud call to the young who are not prepared to meet
death. Our dear Susie was as happy as any; in a moment the awful
catastrophe came, and five minutes later her quivering form was
carried away in pieces. The remains were laid to rest at the Plain
Mennonite M. H. on the12th, where two brothers and three sisters
have been laid away before her. The time is short for all. Let
us try and meet her again. Peace to her ashes.
LAPP.-On the 18th of June, 1902, near New Holland, Lancaster
Co., Pa., of Bright's disease, Annie S., wife of Isaac
B. Lapp and daughter of Gideon and Mary Lapp, near Soudersburg,
aged 20 y., 10 M., 24 days. She was sick three weeks, during which
time she appeared to be suffering greatly, and was unconscious
most of the time. Every effort was spent to save her young life,
but she was beyond the aid of human hands. This was a loud and
sad call to her many young friends, and why one so young in years,
just in her prime of usefulness had to be called away is hard
to understand, but it shows that this dreary world does not promise
more to the young that it does to the older ones. What makes her
death so sad is that she had been married just six months before,
and now leaves so soon a bereaved husband. Their days of married
life and their joys they were to share together were but few,
and he could say as Naomi did when she had suffered the loss of
her dear loved ones: "The Lord hath dealt bitterly with me."
She was a faithful member of the Amish congregation for over three
years, and had been in delicate health for about a year, but was
always patient and never complaining, and she died in the blessed
hopes of meeting her beloved Savior Jesus Christ, whom she confessed
so young in years. She was esteemed by all as a kind daughter
and sister, a beloved wife, and a companion of many friends, and
is survived by her husband, parents, 4 brothers, 5 sisters, two
aged grandmothers and many friends. Her remains were laid to rest
on the 21st in the Amish cemetery near Monterey, where many friends
met together to pay the last tribute of respect to the departed
sister. But we mourn not as those how have no hope. Funeral services
conducted by Henry Stoltzfus and Benjamin Fisher. Text, Rom. 8:24,
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SHIRK.-On the 20th of July, 1902, near Wakarusa, Ind., of typhoid malaria, Harold, son of Christian and Sarah Shirk, aged 4 years and 2 months. Buried on the 22d at the Olive meeting house. Funeral services by Jacob Shank from Isa. 14:27
MOYER.-On the 26th of July, 1902, in Bloomingdale, Waterloo Co., Ont., of consumption, Isaac H. Moyer, aged 66 years, 4 months and 16 days. Buried on the 28th. Funeral services by Pre. Neff. Deceased was formerly a member of the Mennonite Church, but severed his connection some years ago.
CONRAD.-On the 15th of May, 1902, near Noble, Washington County, Iowa, of old age Bro. Christian Conrad. Buried on the 17th in the Summers graveyard. The funeral was held at his home and services were conducted in German by C. R. Gerig and in English by P. Stuckey. He leaves eight children to mourn their loss. All of them were present except the oldest son, Joseph, who resides in the state of Oregon.
WITTMER.-On May 17, 1902, near Wayland, Henry Co., Iowa, of lung trouble, John Wittmer, eldest son of Peter and Lena Wittmer, aged 24 years. Buried in the Eicher church yard. Funeral services were conducted by Pre. C. R. Gerig and P. Stuckey. A large number of neighbors and friends followed the deceased to his last resting place.
BRENNEMAN.-On July 7th, 1902, near Broadway, Va., Sister Lizzie Ellen Brenneman, daughter of William Brenneman, aged 16 years, 8 months and 13 days. She was in usual health in the morning, worked in the garden, at noon complained, and a few hours later she was found dead in bed. Three or four years ago she gave her heart to Jesus. An early summons is sent to take an early convert home. Buried in the Trissell graveyard.
DETWEILER.-In Brady Township, Huntingdon Co., Pa., May
2nd, 1902, Sarah, widow of the late David Detweiler, departed
this life at the age of 82 years, 3 months and 28 days. On the
evening of May 1st she ate supper as usual, retired at her usual
time, was found dead by her daughter the next morning. She had
expressed a desire to die just that way. We believe her prayer
was answered. Interred in the neighboring graveyard.
J. K. D.
LAYMAN.-On the 9th of July, 1902 near Geistown, Pa.,
Hiram Layman, aged 53 Y., 1 M., 29 D. Buried on the 11th.
Services by Harvey Replogle. Deceased was a faithful member of
the German Baptist church for about fifteen years. He was a worthy
example of non-resistance and non-conformity to the world. He
was always deeply interested in the welfare of the young and in
the welfare of the church of his choice, and often expressed a
desire to see things more as they should be. In his death the
neighborhood sustains a great loss, the church a strong pillar
and the family a kind and affectionate father. Peace to his ashes.
HOOVER.-On the 6th of July, 1902, of consumption, Sister Eva Hoover of Singer's Glen, Va., aged 47 years and 4 months. For some years she was afflicted and as these increased outwardly she seemed to be renewed inwardly day by day. The expression of her face appeared to those who visited her as though she (like Moses) had just been up on the Mount with the Lord. She was anxious to depart and be with Christ, though much concerned about her husband and the four children left behind. While she lived some distance from church, yet her zeal caused her not to neglect to attend. Funeral services were conducted by Jos. Heatwole and Lewis Shank. Buried at Singers Glen. May God's blessing rest on the bereaved brother and the children.
DOMER.-May 29th, 1902, Bro. Andrew Domer of Landisville, Lancaster county, Pa., died after an illness of about six months due mainly to dropsy, aged 71 Y., 5 M., 7 D. The funeral was held June 1, at one o'clock at the Salunga Mennonite M. H. Services were conducted at the house by Bro. Hiram Kauffman and at the meeting house by Abraham M. Witmer and Henry E. Longenecker. Text, Mark 14:41. "Sleep on now and take your rest; it is enough; the hour is come." The departed one was a faithful member of the Mennonite church. He filled his place in the church whenever he could. Our departed brother is survived by his wife, one son, and five daughters; David, Mary Lizzie, Annie, Susan and Emma.
BRUNK.-On the 9th of August, 1902, at the residence of his brother, John K. Brunk of 708 Bower St., Elkhart, Ind., of heart trouble, Enos Clayton, son of Bro. F. W. and Mary L. (dec'd) Brunk, aged 22 years, 2 months and 12 days. He was born near Dale Enterprise, Rockingham Co., Va. Deceased had been working at Chicago and other places, had come home on the 4th of August apparently well, but took sick soon after and sank rapidly until death ensured. He leaves his deeply bereaved father, two brothers and three sisters, and many friends to mourn his early death. His mother died nearly three years ago. It is a strange coincidence that in this family of which he was a member there have within three years been three births, three marriages and three deaths. Funeral services on the 11th at the Mennonite M. H. by J. F. Funk from Phil. 1:21. Interment in the South Side cemetery.
FREED.-On the 4th of August 1902 in Locke Twp., Indiana, Sarah A. Davidhizer, wife of Joseph Freed, aged 42 Y., 5 M., 29 D. She was sick only about ten hours. She leaves a sorrowing husband, two children, (one, an infant of only a day old), three step-children, one sister and five brothers to mourn her sudden death. Funeral services were conducted at North Union, on the 6th, by John F. Funk assisted by Frank Hartman, from the text, "She hath done what she could do." She was a faithful wife, a devoted mother, and also a devoted and faithful sister in the church. Her death was a source of heartfelt sorrow, not only with her own household, but with all who knew her, though we need not mourn as those who have no hope. May God comfort the twice stricken husband and lead him and his children through the trials and sufferings of this life unto the brighter joys of the life to come.
HOTTENSTEIN.-On July 8, 1902, near East Petersburg, Lanc. Co., Pa., Henry S. Hottenstein, aged 50 Y., 3 M., 8 D. Funeral services were conducted July 11, at the house by Hiram Kauffman and at the Mennonite M. H. at East Petersburg where John Rohrer, John Lefever and Bishop Jacob Brubaker conducted the services from 1 Thess. 4:13-18, after which the burial took place in the cemetery adjoining. He was a member of the Mennonite church for many years. He was married to Mary B. Harnish twenty-five years ago. He leaves a wife and two children, Milton and Alice, a mother, three brothers and three sisters and many friends to mourn their loss. His death was due to contusion on the brain after being confined to his bed almost seven weeks, but he bore it patiently until the end. He often talked of going home, where it is far better. We need not mourn for him as those who have no hope. Peace to his ashes.
HARTMAN.-Peter Hartman was born in Wurtemburg, Germany, Oct. 2, 1824, and died in Fawn River, Michigan, Aug. 6, 1902, aged 77 Y., 10 M., 4 D. His parents brought him with three sisters and five brothers to America when he was eight years of age. They first settled in Pennsylvania, removed to Ohio, and later to Indiana, where he grew to manhood. April 21, 1851, he was united in marriage to Miss Susan Cart who survives him. To this union were born two sons and two daughters, one son, Samuel aged 18 years, and one daughter, Margaret, aged 19 years, preceded him to the better land. George of Lima, and Mrs. Lionel Smith of Pretty Prairie, are left to comfort their mother in her declining years. In early manhood he united with the Evangelical church, but later joined the Methodist church on Pretty Prairie, of which he remained a faithful member to his death. He possessed a quiet and most kind disposition that made everybody his friend. He was honest, industrious and temperate in his habits, respected by all of his neighbors, and dearly loved by his own family. The same could be said of him that was said of Nathaniel (Jno. 1:47), "Jesus saw Nathaniel coming to him, and saith of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom there is no guile." Adam Hartman, Elkhart; John Hartman, Nappanee; Mr. and Mrs. Noah Metzler and Samuel Hartman, southwest, Indiana; Peter Hartman, Wakarusa; Mr. and Mrs. Colman, Sipert, Ind.; and George Barnhouse and family of White Pigeon attended the funeral services which were preformed by Pre. Walters, at the Methodist church in Sturgis, Mich.
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