YODER. - On the 29th of December, 1901, near Belleville, Pa., Salome Yoder, aged 74 y., 5 m., 21 d.
DETWILER. - On the 11th of July 1901, in Clay Co., Ill., of heart trouble, Bro. Abraham F. Detwiler, aged 72 y., 3 m., 5 D. Buried in the Golden graveyard. Deceased was born and spent the early years of his life in Bucks Co., Pa.
KULP. - On the 2d of Jan. 1902, in Franconia, Montgomery
Co., Pa., Bro. Jacob L. Kulp, aged 67 y., 2 m., 5 D. Buried
on the 6th at Franconia. Funeral services at the house by Chr.
Allebach, and at the M. H. by Jacob Moyer. Text, Isa. 3:10, 11.
H. C. K.
KELLER. - Nov. 14, 1901, of blood poison, Katie
Keller, aged 6 years, 1 month and 19 days. She was beloved in
the family and in school. Buried on the 16th in the Amish burying
ground. Funeral sermon in the church house by the writer and John
BETHEL. - On the 7th of January 1902, at Reliance, Pa.,
Bro. Eli Bethel, aged 70 y., 17 D. Buried on the 12th in
the Franconia cemetery. Funeral services at the house by Henry
Anglemoyer and at the M. H. by Bish. Josiah Clemmer. Text, Psa.
27:4. Peace to his ashes.
H. C. K.
SHOWALTER. - On Nov. 5th, 1901, near Brenneman's M. H., Rockingham Co., Va., Annie M., wife of Charley Myers, daughter of Dan'l and Mary Showalter, aged 36 y., 6 m., 4 D. She died of a lingering trouble which stole on her slowly but surely. Annie longed to go home. A husband, two children, Berthie and Paul, her mother, three brothers and three sisters survive her, but need not mourn as those who have no hope. Funeral services by L. J. Heatwole and Isaac Myers.
YODER. - On the 2d of Jan., 1902, near East Lewistown,
Mahoning Co., Ohio, Sarah, wife of Lewis Yoder, aged 83
years. She leaves an aged husband and three children to mourn
her departure, but we mourn not as those who have no hope. She
was a devoted member of the Mennonite church for many years. She
lived in matrimony for 64 years. Funeral services were held on
Jan. 5th at the Midway M. H. by David S. Lehman in English and
Allen Rickert in German. A large congregation of neighbors and
BLOSSER. - On the 9th of Jan., 1902, near East Lewistown,
Mahoning Co., Ohio, Joel Blosser, in his 82d year. He was
a faithful member of the Mennonite church for many years. He was
married to Catharine Christophel who preceded him to the spirit
world a number of years, after which he married Nancy Moyer, who
survives him. He was more or less unwell for many years, but was
bed fast only a few days before he was relieved from his suffering.
We hope our loss is his eternal gain. Funeral on Sunday the 12th
of Jan. Services were conducted by David S. Lehman in English
and Allen Rickert in German. A large congregation assembled.
BLOUGH. - On the 8th of Jan., 1902, in Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., Pa., of a lingering consumption, Ella, daughter of Jacob D. and Katie Blough, aged 27 years, less 1 day. She was a faithful member of the Lutheran church and left a consolation to her friends that she was going home. She called all the members of the family around her bed and gave them good bye and told them to meet her in heaven. She told her pastor to especially speak to the young people at her funeral that they should come to Christ. Funeral on the 11th at the Blough Mennonite M. H. Services by the Lutheran Pastor of Davidsville, and L. A. Blough. Text, Jas. 4:14, "What is your life?"
BYLER. - On the 4th of Jan., 1902, near Smithville, O., of old age, Samuel Byler, aged 87 years, 11 months, and 10 days. Buried in the Oakgrove cemetery on the 6th. A large concourse of friends gathered to pay the last tribute of respect to the departed one. Our dear brother had not been able to attend church services for the past few years on account of feebleness, yet he remained strong in the faith, and expressed his desire to depart and be with Christ, knowing, as Paul said, that it is far better. Services were conducted by Fred Mast, in German, and David Hostetler in English, from Rom. 14:8. Peace to his ashes.
PRE. MARTIN LEATHERMAN of Medina Co., Ohio, passed away
on the 20th of December, 1901, aged 78 years and 12 days. He was
married to Susannah Myers, Feb. 8th, 1848, who preceded him to
the spirit world about seven years. He leaves four sons, two daughters,
thirteen grandchildren, and one great-grandchild and many other
relatives and friends. All his children were present at his funeral,
which took place Dec. 29th at the Bethel M. H., where a large
concourse of friends met to pay their tribute of respect to their
beloved minister. He faithfully discharged his duty as minister
of the Medina Co. congregation for about twenty-one years. Funeral
services were conducted by Bish. I. J. Buchwalter. Text, Luke
10:20 - "Rejoice because your names are written in heaven."
J. M KREIDER.
HOSTETLER. - On Monday night, Aug. 20th, 1901, God again visited our home and took from us our dear sister Lizzie, daughter of Samuel and Sarah Hostetler. She was sick only a few weeks, of consumption, and was sitting in her rocking chair a few hours each day and went to the table to eat supper the last evening of her life. Her brother was at home the last Sunday to visit her, not thinking then it would be the last time he could neet her here on earth, as she was sitting in her chair when he left.
She was a faithful member of the Mennonite church and was loved by all who knew her. She worked as long as she possibly could. She leaves a mother, her father having preceded her to the spirit world about twelve years; also three sisters and six brothers. Funeral services were held at the Forks M. H., conducted by D. D. Miller and Y. C. Miller. Her age was 24 years, 8 months and 7 days.
MECK. - On the 18th of Dec. 1901, at Lampeter, Lanc. Co., Pa., of pneumonia following an operation, Sister Esther, wife of Bro. Philip Meck, aged 77 yrs., 6 mo. and 24 days. She leaves a sorrowing husband and nine children and many friends to mourn the loss of one that was dear to them, but not without a hope. As her end drew near, she sang, "I'll meet my friends in glory," and she also told those near her, with a smile, "I have a home in heaven and will soon enter there."
Her children were all present at the funeral, which was held on the 22d of Dec. at the Strasburg Mennonite M. H., where services were held by Bro. Frank M. Herr and Bro. Abram H. Brubaker, from 1 Peter 3:4. She will be sadly missed in the church, where her seat was seldom vacant if health would permit, and especially is she missed in the home where she was the first of the family to be called to the home beyond.
THOMAS. - On the 8th of Jan., 1902, in Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., Pa., sister Emma, wife of Samuel Thomas, aged 34 years, 10 months, 30 days. She was buried on the 10th at the Maple Spring (Dunkard) church. Funeral services by L. A. Blough, S. Zimmerman, S. Gindlesperger, and S. G. Shetler. Text, 2 Kings 20:1. The deceased had made no open confession till shortly before she died. Her friends and attendants thought she had passed away about 11 o'clock, but she recovered again and said she ought to make a request yet. They told her to make it known. She said they should send for the writer who, when he came, found her of an intelligent mind, desiring to be baptized and taken into the church, after which she acknowledged that she was willing if the Lord sent the messenger of death, to go. She left a sorrowing husband and three children to mourn for her. This is again a loud call to those who put off salvation from time to time. Had God taken her when her friends thought she was gone, she would have died without confessing the Lord Jesus, but God gave her one more opportunity, but that opportunity will not be given to every one in the dying hour.
PRE. JONATHAN HARSHBERGER was born July 8, 1829, in
Elklick township, Somerset Co., Pa., and afterwards moved with
his parents to Cambria Co., and united with the Amish Mennonite
church in his early years. He was married nearly fifty years ago
to Elizabeth Yoder, and soon after their marriage they moved into
Conemaugh township, Somerset Co., on the farm where they lived
until his death. To this union were born two sons and three daughters.
One daughter preceded him to the home beyond. He was ordained
to the ministry of the gospel in the Amish Mennonite church in
the year 1860. In this calling he labored faithfully whenever
health would permit. He had been troubled with rheumatism for
over a week, but was not thought dangerously ill, for he had been
about most of the time and did not miss one meal at the table
until the evening of his death he had a severe attack of pain
in his chest and arm and suffered with shortness of breath so
that he could not stay in bed. He sat in an arm chair, and when
his wife wanted to assist him to put on more clothing he fell
forward to the floor and died instantly. Thus he passed to the
home beyond peacefully on Jan. 9, 1902, aged 72 years, 9 months,
and 1 day, leaving a sorrowing widow, two sons, and two daughters
and a number of grandchildren, one brother (whose wife died a
few weeks ago) and a host of friends to mourn their loss, but
with the living hope that their loss is his eternal gain, for
he lived an exemplary and consistent life before God and man.
Funeral on the 12th. Service at the Kaufman M. H. where a large
concourse of friends and neighbors assembled to pay the last tribute
of respect to one who will be greatly missed in the church, the
home and in the neighborhood. Services by Bishop Michael Yoder
of Mifflin Co., and Bish. Jonas Blough. Interment in the graveyard
on the farm of Joseph T. Yoder.
WEAVER. - On the 18th of Jan., 1902, in Austell, Georgia, of appendicitis, Jacob H. Weaver, formerly of Elkhart Co., Indiana, aged 39 years, 10 months, 28 days. Bro Weaver was born in Mahoning Co., Ohio, Feb. 20th, 1862, and later came with his parents to Elkhart Co., Ind., where he grew up and lived until about eighteen months ago, when he moved with his family to Austell, Ga., and took charge of the Austell Improvement Co., at that place. He took sick and suffered intensely for several days, when it became apparent to his physicians that the only way to remove the cause of the disease and save his life was to perform a surgical operation. This developed the fact that the trouble had existed for years and that gangrene had set in, and he died soon after the operation. Bro. Weaver, during his residence in Indiana had frequently suffered from what he then thought was dyspepsia, and for which he took more or less treatment, but which, had the real condition been known years ago, might have been cured by an operation. The family with the corpse arrived at Elkhart on Monday and the burial took place from the residence of Noah Weaver (his mother's home), on Tuesday, the 20th. The burial took place at Yellow Creek M. H. Services were conducted by John Martin, J. S. Lehman and John F. Funk. Bro. Weaver was a faithful and devoted brother in the church, faithful in his services to God and especially faithful in his business, and in this way won the esteem and respect of all who knew him. He leaves a deeply sorrowing companion and four children, an aged mother, a brother and sister and many friends to mourn his early death; but we need not mourn as those who have no hope, for we have reason to believe that he is numbered with those who have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. May God comfort and bless the sorrowing companion and children.
BRENNEMAN. - On the 7th of August, 1901, our church
in Allen Co., Ohio was solemnly shocked by a sad message coming
across the wires from Jasper Co., Mo., stating that our beloved
Sister Mary M. Brenneman, was called to her long home.
This again brought afresh to our minds the mortality of man; and
also made more vivid the fact, that here we have no continuing
city. On hearing the sad news of our sister's death, the question
was made to revolve in our minds, why should one so young, vigorous
and apparently strong be taken from us when just in the prime
of life, but this is one of the many questions which we can only
leave unsolved and look, in this time of bereavement, through
faith, beyond our sorrows to the One who is much wiser than we
and who makes no mistakes in his dealings with humanity. May we
at this solemn time look to Him for comfort. On the 24th day of
January, Mary, with her brother John, bade farewell to friends
and home in Allen Co., Ohio, and went to Jasper Co., Mo., where
they expected to spend the summer with their brother George and
relatives and then expected in the fall of the year to go to Morgan
Co., Mo., to visit relatives and their native home; but ah! ere
the summer was over Mary was called upon to look into another
direction. Again we are reminded of the fact that God's ways and
plans are not ours; but thanks be to Him they are always better.
Our [desceased] sister took sick with typhoid fever and brain
meningitis about three weeks prior to her death, during which
time she suffered intensely, which she endured with true Christian
fortitude. As the mother of Mary heard of the illness of her daughter
she as all Christian mothers was touched with sympathy, and at
once left home and started for the bedside of her suffering child.
She reached her destination five days previous to Mary's death,
at which time she found her unconscious and so remained until
death relieved her. She died on the 6th day of August, 1901, at
the home of Pre. Joseph Weaver, near Oronogo, Jasper Co., Mo.,
at which place services were held in the afternoon of the 8th,
conducted by Bro. Andrew Shenk. Quite a number of friends and
relatives met to pay the last tribute of respect to one who had
become endeared to them. She was born in Morgan Co., Mo., Nov.
21st, 1879, and was aged 21 years, 9 months, and 15 days. In 1880
she with her parents, Melekiah and Elizabeth Brenneman, moved
to Ohio where she with her mother resided since her father's death.
Mary, at the age of 16 gave herself unto the service of her Master,
in which she was faithful and left behind her a pattern which
we would do well to imitate. The remains were brought home by
her mother and brother John on the 9th. Buried on the 10th in
the Salem cemetery. Funeral services by J. M. Shenk from Psalm
39:4. She leaves a mother, step father, three brothers and one
sister who greatly mourn her early departure. May our loss be
her eternal gain.
Transcriber's Note: [desceased] as in original.
Transcribed by Kathy Sparr Mott, Indiana.
ROTH. - On the 25th of December, 1901, near Albany,
Oregon, Leah Roth, daughter of Daniel and Susanna Roth,
aged 9 years, 10 months and 7 days. Funeral services were conducted
by Pre. D. Hilty in English, text, John 11:5, and by Pre. L. J.
Yoder in German.
C. R. WIDMER.
MARTIN. - Abraham H. Martin, youngest son of
Abraham and Maria Martin, was born at Clarence Centre, N. Y.,
May 29, 1832, died at Overbrook, Kansas, Jan. 2, 1902. He is survived
by his wife, five children and four brothers.
KAUFFMAN. - On the 23rd of December, 1901, in McAllisterville, Juniata Co., Pa., of catarrhal fever, Clarence Joseph, son of Samuel and Lizzie Kauffman, aged 1 year, 8 months and 24 days. Buried at the Lauver M. H. Services by William Graybill and Samuel Lider. Text, 2 Samuel 12:23.
LANDIS. - On the 8th of Jan. 1902, at the home of Deacon Joseph Lauver, near Lauver's M. H., [Juneata] Co., Pa., Bro. Abraham Landis. Aged 79 years, 9 months, 22 days. He contracted a cold and was not feeling well for two weeks. The last day he lived he was taken with a stroke of apoplexy. After that he lived about seventeen hours. Buried at the Lauver M. H. Funeral services by William Graybill and Samuel Lider.
Transcriber's Note: [Juneata] as in original.
CRATER. - On the 23rd of January, 1902, near Richfield, Juniata Co., Pa., Sister Hannah Crater, aged 70 years, 1 month, 27 days. She was a consistent member of the Mennonite church for many years. She was the mother of five children, two preceded her. Two sons and one daughter remain to mourn their loss. Her husband died in the late Civil War. Buried at the Nemond church where many friends and relatives gathered to pay the last respects. Services by Wm. Graybill and Wm. Sieber. Text, Job 16:22.
WADEL. - On the 3d day of May, 1901, near Chambersburg, Franklin Co., Pa., Pre. Peter Wadel died, and on the 18th of January, 1902, sister Nancy, wife of Peter Wadel, died, aged 73 years, 3 months, 22 days. Their family consists of ten sons, and one daughter who mourn the loss of parents, but they need not mourn as those having no hope. He was a faithful minister of the gospel for many years. Funeral sermons were preached by Peter Keener, the latter text from Psa. 100:5. Buried at the Chambersburg Meeting House.
MOORE. - On the 10th of Dec., 1901, at Salunga, Pa., of cancerous affections of the liver, Sister Elizabeth C. Moore, wife of Bro. John Moore, aged 47 years. She bore her afflictions with Christian fortitude and was fully resigned to the will of God. She leaves her husband, one daughter and three sons and many friends to mourn their loss, but which they fully believe is her eternal gain. She is greatly missed by her family. Funeral services in the Landisville M. H., by Jacob N. Brubacher, Henry Longenecker and [----] Hess. Text, Rev. 14:13.
Transcriber's Note: [----] as in original.
MILLER. - On the third of January, 1902, of quick consumption and heart failure, Mary, wife of Joseph Miller of Perry Co., Pa., aged 73 years, 2 months and 3 days. Her posterity numbers nine children, thirty grandchildren and one great grandchild. She was a loving mother, a good wife and an exemplary Christian, and was for fifty-five years a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. She was loved by all who knew her and will be greatly missed. Funeral services by Bish. Benjamin Zimmerman. Buried at the Snyder M. H. in Perry Co.
YODER. - On the 31st of January, 1902, at the home of his father-in-law Benjamin Roth, near Lake Branch Church, Logan Co., Ohio, Solomon B. Yoder, aged 39 years. After their marriage several years ago he and his wife moved to a farm near Clarence Centre, Iowa, from where they returned to Ohio, a few months ago, and lived with her father. Deceased was subject to melancholia, and the indications are strong that he took arsenic with suicidal intent. He leaves a wife and two small children. Funeral services on the 3d of February in the South Union M. H. Interment in the Hooley burying ground in Champaign Co.
WADEL. - On the [19th] of January, 1902, near Chambersburg, Franklin Co., Pa., of paralysis, Sister Nancy, widow of Pre. Peter Wadel, aged 73 years, 2 months and 22 days. Sister Wadel was a devoted Christian, a good neighbor, a kind and loving mother to her ten sons and one daughter who survive her, she having survived her husband about eight months. He died May 3, 1901. The funeral services were conducted at the Chambersburg meeting house by the brethren Joseph Martin of Pinola, Pa., and George Keener of Cearfoss, Md. May our heavenly Father comfort the bereaved children, and lead them to follow the paths their parents have trod.
Transcriber's Note: [19th] as in original. Previous paragraph in same issue gives 18th.
KENNEDY. - On January 23, 1902, in Augusta Co., Va., Bro. David Kennedy passed to the great beyond, at the age of 73 years, 2 months and 29 days. He had been sadly afflicted for quite a while, but hope his soul rests in peace. He was united in marriage to Fannie Hildabrand, to which union were born five children, all of whom survive with their mother to mourn their loss. He was a member of the Mennonite Church a number of years. Funeral and interment from the Hildabrand M. H. on the 25th. The officiating ministers were the brethren A. P. Heatwole and E. C. Shank. Text, Rev. 14:13. "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord."
STUTZMAN. - On the 25th of October 1901, in Shipshewana, LaGrange Co., Ind., Sister Louvina, wife of Uriah Stutzman, aged 37 years, 4 [month], 13 days. Buried on the 27th. Funeral services by A. S. Cripe and Y. C. Miller in the Forks M. H. to a large number of friends and relatives. The remains were laid to rest in the Forest Grove cemetery. Sister Stutzman was a faithful member in the Shore Mennonite Church. She suffered much for over a year with a cancer on her breast, but she patiently waited for the end to come and said her pains were so great that she could hardly bear it but that her sufferings were not nearly what her Savior had borne for her. Her greatest concern was for her children. She leaves a sorrowing husband and two daughters. We hope our loss is her eternal gain.
Transcriber's Note: [month] as in original.
BRANDEBERRY. - On the 26th of January, 1902, in Newbury
Twp., near Shipshewana, LaGrange Co., Ind., Lue, son of
John and [----] Brandeberry, aged 18 years, 4 months, 19 days.
On the 28th the remains were taken to Noble Co., and laid to rest
in the Casper Will cemetery, where funeral services were held
by Y. C. Miller in the Baptist M. H. Text "What is man that
thou art mindful of him? and the son of man that thou visitest
him?" This is a very loud call to our young people who have
not yet accepted Christ as their Savior. This young friend had
made no open confession. When he took sick he said to his mother
that he would like to unite with the church sometime, but he was
delirious so much of the time that he could not make a confession.
God's Spirit will not always strive with man. No one should set
or appoint a more convenient time to accept the Lord for that
time may not come.
Y. C. M.
Transcriber's Note: [----] as in original.
SHOEMAKER. - On the 27th of January, 1902, in Monmouth, Ill., of the infirmities of old age, Elizabeth Shoemaker, aged 110 years, 1 month and 17 days. She was born in Shenandoah Co., Va., December 10, 1791, and for the last twenty years lived in Monmouth, Ill. Her husband died about fifty years ago. Of her three surviving children the youngest is 66 years old. Of her numerous posterity four were of the fifth generation. Up to within a short time her physical and mental powers were remarkably well preserved, but when she began to fail she declined rapidly. Buried at Monmouth on the 30th. The funeral was largely attended.
SENSENICH. - On the 6th of Feb. 1902, in Goodville,
Lan. Co., Martin Sensenich, aged 78 yrs, 6 M., 23 D. Funeral
on the 10th inst., from the home of his son Harry W. Sensenich.
Interment in the Weaverland burying ground. Services were conducted
by William J. Hoar and John M. Zimmerman. Text, Heb. 9:27, 28.
Bro. Sensenich was of a gentle and kind disposition, and was loved
by his neighbors and all who knew him. He was confined to the
house for sometime with dropsy and heart failure, of which he
suffered much, but he bore his suffering with Christian fortitude.
He was baptized about eight weeks ago and he died with a living
hope to meet a merciful and loving Savior in heaven. He is survived
by a widow, one son and two daughters, who mourn the loss of a
beloved father. We truly sympathize with the bereft ones. May
God bless and comfort them.
HABECKER. - On the 28th of January, 1902, at Rohrerstown, Lancaster Co., Pa., Sister Elizabeth K. Habecker, aged 76 years, 8 months and 24 days. She was buried on the 31st at the Rohrerstown Mennonite meeting house. Short services were held at the house by Daniel Lehman, text, Rev. 22:14, and at the meeting house by Benjamin Hertzler, Abram Herr and Daniel Lehman. Text, Psa. 90:14. Sister Habecker was one of our old "Mothers in Israel" and a pillar in the church. Her seat at meeting was seldom vacant as long as health permitted. She was a faithful member of the church for fifty years. She was a bright and shining light. Who will fill her place? Grandmother Habecker, as every person called her, was the widow of Christian Habecker. She is survived by two sons, Christian H., of Rohrerstown with whom she resided, and Joseph H., of Marietta and fourteen grandchildren. She was a widow for forty-three years.
BOWMAN. - Georgianna R. daughter of Mrs. Alta Bowman, of Harristown, Lancaster Co., Pa., died in the bloom of youth, on Thursday, Jan. 23, 1902, after a lingering illness. She was in her fifteenth year and leaves a sorrowing mother and grandfather and many friends to mourn their loss, which is her gain. Ah, no more will she join us in the Sabbath school, nor in her home in singing God's praises, for her home, we have every reason to believe, is in the heavenly mansions above. She was a kind and affectionate child, brought up and admonished in the fear of the Lord, and during her illness often spoke of heaven, and of leaving this world soon. She suffered very much, but said her sufferings were nothing compared with what our Savior suffered for us, and told her friends not to worry or trouble themselves as she was saved and that at her funeral the 14th chapter of St. John was to be read. None knew her but to love her. None named her but to praise.
PETERSHEIM. - On the 26th of January, 1902, near Millwood
Church, Pa., Susanna Petersheim, aged 75 years, 8 months,
and 9 days. She is survived by her husband and nine children:
Mrs. Enos Blank, Byerstown; Mrs. Eli Yost, Intercourse; Christian,
Gap; G. K., New Holland; Mrs. Rachael Lantz, Kansas; Mrs. Sue
Headings, Ohio; Mrs. Amos Shoke, Atglen; Rufus, Philadelphia;
and Katie at home. She was a kind and loving mother, and a faithful
sister in the Amish Mennonite church. She had suffered a long
time of cancer of the stomach, but bore her suffering in patience.
She was resigned to the will of God and was waiting a long time
to go home to Him. We mourn our loss, but not as those who have
no hope. Buried in the Millwood cemetery on the 29th, followed
by a large circle of friends and neighbors who mourn her departure.
Funeral services by Daniel Stoltzfus and Benjamin Fisher. Peace
to her ashes.
L. L. P.
LONG. - On the 29th of Jan., 1902, at Chambersburg, Franklin Co., Pa., from a stroke of paralysis, Bro. Abram Long, aged 60 years, 1 month and 15 days. Bro. Long had his home with his only child, Mrs. Abram Ebersole, near Scotland, Pa., and on the morning of January 22 he went with his daughter and a friend to the funeral of Sister Nancy Wadel at the Chambersburg meeting house, and just as he was about to enter the house he was stricken. Some friends near by helped him inside, but he immediately became speechless. A physician was summoned and Bro. Long was taken to the home of his sisters Martha and Barbara Long near by, where he lay speechless one week when he fell asleep in Jesus. His wife preceded him to the spirit world five years ago. He is survived by an only daughter, four grandchildren and three sisters. Funeral services were held at the Chambersburg meeting house by the brethren P. H. Parret and George Ernst from Jas. 4:14. "What is they life?" Peace to his ashes.
BAIR. - On the 13th of Jan. 1902, near Intercourse, Lancaster Co., Pa., of pneumonia, Sister Catharine Bair, wife of Bro. John Bair, aged 61 years, 7 months and 6 days. She was a sufferer from heart trouble and dropsy for a number of years. Buried Jan. 16th, at Hershey's Mennonite M. H. Funeral services were conducted by Pre. Boughter and Christian Brackville. She was a faithful Christian, highly respected by her neighbors and all who came in contact with her, a devoted wife, a kind and loving mother. She leaves a husband, three daughters and a son and many friends to mourn their loss. How comforting it is to be at the bedside of one who is so ready and looking forward with pleasure to the time of meeting the Savior and hearing welcome tidings, "Enter thou into the joy of thy Lord." She told her family she was going to her home above and was well satisfied if it was the Lord's will. Therefore the [the] bereaved ones may comfort their hearts in the promise of God, for they need not mourn as those who have no hope. God bless and comfort the bereaved family to which she was so strongly attached.
Transcriber's Note: repeated [the] as in original.
PRE. JONATHAN HARSHBERGER. - On the 9th of January 1902,
in Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., Pa., Jonathan Harshberger, aged
72 years, 6 months, 1 day. Buried on the 12th. Services by Michael
Yoder and Jonas Blauch. Bro. Harshberger was a faithful member
of the Amish Mennonite church for many years. In the year 1860
he was ordained to the ministry, which office he filled faithfully.
His sermons were not so many as that of some, but they were full
of spirit and gospel truth. But now his tongue is silent, but
his voice seems to ring in our ears while we write this. In his
death, which came very unexpectedly, his dear wife has lost a
kind and affectionate husband; the children, a loving father,
who was always ready to give good advice. The neighborhood has
certainly reason to mourn for one who always tried to live among
them in peace, but above all, the church wherein he has preached
for over forty-one years has reason to mourn for one who has so
earnestly admonished them for so long. But we need not mourn as
those who have no hope. The only minister that is now left with
this congregation is Bro. Moses B. Miller who is past 81 years
old, but has remarkably good health for a man of his age. May
the Lord richly bless him and enable him to serve his congregation
for many years.
KOHLI. - Josiah Kohli was born Nov. 19, 1837,
died Jan. 25, 1902, aged 64 years, 2 months, and 6 days. He was
twice married and was the father of eight sons and seven daughters.
Both wives and six children have preceded him to the glory world.
Six sons and three daughters remain to mourn the loss of their
loving father who is now gone where he longed to go. He was in
poor health a long time and on the 20th of Jan. he took suddenly
ill with heart convulsions from which he was relieved Saturday
morning at about two o'clock. All the children were present at
the time of his death, except two sons and one daughter, Lizzie.
The two sons came soon after his death, but the daughter could
not be there as she did not receive the message in time. The deceased
was a member of the Mennonite church. He always expressed a desire
to go home. In his death the church has lost an earnest worker,
the neighborhood a kind neighbor and the children, a dear and
loving father who was willing to help them all he could. Funeral
services were held on the 27th. Buried in the McEwen cemetery.
Services by M. S. Shrock. Text, Psa. 103:15, 17. Brethren and
sisters pray for us in this our sad hour. May we all live to meet
him in glory.
ANGENY. - Mrs. Leah Angeny, whose maiden name was Fretz, was one of a family of ten sisters who all lived to grow to womanhood and had homes and families of their own. The oldest of them lived to the age of over ninety-two years. Mrs. Angeny was next to the youngest of the sisters and outlived the others about twelve years.
She was the mother of eight daughters and one son. She leaves to survive her six daughters, thirty-nine grand children and forty-one great-grand children, who are living in nine different states of the Union, in Africa, India and Korea.
For the past eight years she has been a resident of Lewisburg, Pa., living with her son-in-law, William Shields. She was born in Bucks Co., of this State, on the first day of October, 1810, and closed her long life on the morning of January 25th, making her age 91 years, 3 months and 24 days. She was married October 21, 1828, to Abraham Angeny, with whom she lived more than fifty-one years. They celebrated their golden wedding in 1878. During the dreadful fire in Milton, May 14, 1880, her husband, Mr. Angeny, perished in the flames, being bewildered and losing his way after being directed to a way of escape when nearly surrounded by the fire. Within the last three years two of her daughters have celebrated their golden weddings, and they, with their husbands are still living. Very early in life she became a Christian and was identified with the Mennonite church, in her native county. After coming to Union Co., where she did not have the opportunity of a church of that denomination she united with the Lutheran church of Milton, and later that of Lewisburg. During the last months of her life she was a great sufferer, and often wished that she might be relieved and go to her rest. At the last the end came quietly and peacefully, and she is, without a doubt, enjoying the rest that remaineth to the people of God. Her burial took place on Monday afternoon - 27, in the Lower Cemetery at Milton.
Transcribed by Kathy Sparr Mott, Indiana.