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3, 1906, page 160
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Burkhart - Pre. Isaac G. Burkhart was born in Berks Co., Pa., March 9, 1840, and died near Pandora, Putnam Co., Ohio, April 9, 1906, after suffering great pain for five days of bowel ailments in which the doctors were not decided; at the age of 66 Y., 1 M. He united in matrimony with Mary A. Kurtz in 1868, and five years later moved to Ohio. He leaves a wife, five daughters and ten grandchildren. One son and three grandchildren have gone before. He had united with the Lutheran church in early life, but in the spring of 1885 sealed his vow by baptism upon confession of faith and was received into church fellowship. July 22, 1888, he was called to the ministry in which position he faithfully served the church until his death. He was much beloved for his sincere and earnest pleadings for the love, peace and prosperity of the church. He ever guarded against the tide of worldliness so apt to creep into the fold of God's people. His life truly exemplified his profession. Zion mourns the loss of a faithful minister, and the family the loss of a kind, loving father. Services were held at the Zion Mennonite church, conducted by M. S. Steiner and N. 0. Blosser from Heb. 13:7 and Phil. 1:23, assisted by C. P. Steiner, J. M. Shenk and John Blosser.
Funk - Annie M. Landis, wife of A. K. Funk, secretary of the Mennonite Publishing Co., Elkhart, Ind., was born in Bucks Co., Pa. She was married to her sorrowing husband, March 11, 1872, and departed this life on Sunday, April 22, 1906, at the sanitarium in Battle Creek, Mich., at the age of nearly 64 years. She had been in poor health during the winter, suffering from dyspepsia and other complications. The last five weeks she was under treatment at the sanitarium and seemed to improve. Although among strangers, she was not alone or confined to her room, having had one of her daughters with her all the time, who, on pleasant days, took her out on a wheel-chair for air and sunshine, and on inclement days used the balcony. She seemed to improve under the treatment of massage, baths and diet, until uraemia(sic) set in, causing a state of coma which ended in peaceful death. She leaves, besides her husband, three daughters, three brothers and many friends to mourn her death. She was a member of the Mennonite church for many years. She was of a quiet, retiring disposition and her efforts and energies in life were devoted to her home, friends and family. She will be greatly missed by her family and many friends, but we believe our loss is her eternal gain. Funeral services were held at the home on the 25th by George Lambert and Samuel Yoder. Text, "I have finished my course." The Lord bless and comfort the sorrowing hearts of those who are thus called to mourn.
Long - On the 15th of April. 1906, at the home of her daughter, Alice Shreiner, near Middlebury, Ind., of heart disease, Catharine, widow of the late Dea. Jacob G. Long; aged 67 Y., 2 M., 13 D. At the age of seven years she moved with her parents from Lancaster Co., Pa., to Medina Co., Ohio. In 1857 she was married to Jacob G. Long, after which they moved to Elkhart Co., Ind., where they resided to the time of their death. She was the mother of eight children. Her husband and three sons preceded her to the spirit world. She leaves four sons, one daughter and many sorrowing friends to mourn their loss. After the death of her husband, nearly three years ago, she seemed to fail and had several attacks of heart failure, and often expressed the wish that she might go and be at rest. The funeral was held on the 18th at the Olive meeting-house, where a large concourse of friends met to pay the last tribute of respect to one so much beloved. Services were conducted at the home by John Garber and Samuel Honderich, and at the meeting-house by Henry Weldy, D. J. Johns and Jonas Loucks, from 2 Tim. 4:6-8.
Arthaud - On March 21, 1906, in Wayland, Iowa, Susan, wife of the late Emil Arthaud; aged 83 years. Her maiden name was Susanna Ebersolt. She was born in France, Europe, and at the age of four years came with her parents to Pennsylvania, where she lived for two years and then went to Canada. In 1840 she was married to Emil Arthaud. In 1851 they emigrated to Iowa, where she resided in Washington and Henry counties until she died. She was the mother of fifteen children of whom ten are still living; 48 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by D. Graber and P. Stuckey in German, and S. M. Musselman in English. She united with the Amish M. church in her youth and remained a faithful member.
Camp - On the 17th of April, 1906, in Chicago, Ill., of pneumonia, after six days' illness, Arthur B. Camp, husband of Emma Beidler, daughter of the late Jacob and Mary Ann Funk Beidler. He is survived by his wife, three children, parents, two brothers and two sisters. Funeral was held on the 19th at the home, 4628 Ellis avenue. Interment at Oakwood cemetery.
Hess - On the 22d of April, 1906, at Ephrata, Lancaster Co., Pa., of heart disease, Samuel R. Hess, aged 75 years. He had been afflicted for several years, and for some time had been confined to his bed most of the time. He was a son of John and Elizabeth Hess and was born near Brunnersville. In 1850 he married Martha Wisler of the same vicinity. He was honored and much respected for his business integrity and in this way he gained the entire confidence of all his patrons. He was one of the organizers of the Mennonite congregation at Ephrata. He is survived by his wife, two sons, four daughters, 35 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Funeral was held on the 25th at the Ephrata Mennonite M. H. Services were conducted by Bish. Benj. Weaver, Pre. Noah H. Mack and Pre. John Bucher.
Good - On the 21st of April, 1906, very suddenly, at the home of Jacob K. Harnish, in Lancaster, Pa., of neuralgia, Simon Good, aged 71 years. He had been in failing health for several years. He was a son of Jacob Good of Pequea township. He was a member of the Buyerland Old Mennonite congregation, and is survived by three sons, five daughters, three brothers and one sister. Buried at the Buyerland M. H. on the 24th.
Kauffman - On the 22d of April, 1906, in Mount Joy, Lancaster Co., Pa., of congestion of the bowels, Rebecca, widow of the late Moses Kauffman, in her 69th year. Her husband died at Mount Joy some three years ago. She is survived by two brothers, Levi and George, and a sister. Funeral was held on the 25th at the Cross Roads M. H. near Mount Joy. The remains were taken to Stony Brook for interment.
Culp - Pearl Lucille Culp, daughter of Isaac and Lizzie Culp, was born Sept. 24, 1905; died April 2, 1906, aged 6 M., 9 D. Funeral services were conducted at the house by A. Rickert and E. M. Detwiler from Luke 12:27. Buried at Midway.
Bixler - On the 13th of March, 1906, at Dallastown, York Co., Pa., at the home of his grandfather, Henry Rost, Hiram E. Bixler, infant son of Edwin and Anna Bixler of Hellam, York Co., Pa.; aged 8 M., 1 D. Buried at Dallastown Union cemetery. Services by Pre. Greenhoe, of the Lutheran church.
Keim - Nancy Keim, widow of Christian Keim of Somerset Co., Pa., died March 29, 1906; aged 82 years. She was buried on the 31st at the Blough Mennonite M. H. Services were conducted by S. D. Yoder and Jerome Blough. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite church for many years. She suffered severely for a few days. She had a sore foot which turned to gangrene about 36 hours before she died. The limb was amputated above the knee, but her life could not be saved. She is survived by five sons and three daughters; one son died in infancy.
Moyer - Florence May Moyer, infant daughter of Nathaniel and Lucinda Swartz Moyer of Jordan, Ont., was born Dec. 2, 1906, and died March 18, 1906, of whooping cough and pneumonia; aged 3 M., 16 D. Another little one whom the Father loved is taken into his kingdom above. May God comfort the bereaved ones who trust in him. Services at the home by S. F. Coffman from Matt. 18:3. Interment at the Moyer graveyard.
Saylor - Elizabeth Saylor (nee Willick), widow of the late Bro. Isaac Saylor, died at her home near Bothwell, Ont., March 19, 1906, of diabetes. She was born in Welland Co., Ont., Feb. 20, 1836. Her age was 70 Y., 27 D. She was confined to her bed for only a few days, having previously visited among her children and friends in the neighborhood. Four sons and five daughters, 34 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren constitute her surviving family. Two brothers and three sisters also remain to hold in memory the Christian example and zealous life of one whose motherly affection and helpfulness endeared her to all. Funeral services on March 21st by S. F. Coffman, assisted by Pre. Pomeroy. Text, Rev. 14:13.
Moyer - On the 29th of July, 1905, at her home in Mosa Twp., Middlesex Co., Ont., Sister Barbara Albright Moyer passed from this life to her rest in Christ. She was born in Lincoln Co., Ont., April 4, 1825, and had reached the age of 80 Y., 3 M., 28 D. On Feb. 4, 1845, she was united in marriage to Abr. Moyer, which union was blessed with a family of three sons and seven daughters, of whom one son and the seven daughters survive. Bro. and Sister Moyer were spared to see the third generation of their children. His companion has now entered into her eternal home to await the coming of her loved ones. Funeral services were conducted Aug. 1, 1905, by S. F. Coffman. Text, 2 Cor. 5:1.
Huber - April 20, 1906, near Lititz, Pa., Harold H., son of Abram S. and Bessie H. Huber; aged 1 Y., 7 M., 17 D. The little one suffered very much with appendicitis, pneumonia and teething. The parents would so gladly have kept their darling child, but after all it was a relief to them when it fell asleep in Jesus and its 22 days of suffering were at an end. Two children are left to make the home cheerful. With the family now begun in heaven may the remaining ones strive earnestly to be united again at the throne of God. Funeral services were held April 23d at the home and at Hess M. H. by Jonas Hess and A. D. Wenger.
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Hess - Bro. Samuel Hess, one of our aged brethren, died April 22, 1906. The funeral was held April 25th by Pre. Noah Mack and Bish. Benj. Weaver. Text, Rom. 11:33. Age, 75 Y., 8 M., 23 D. We miss our aged brother very much, because of his earnestness in the church and his faithfulness to God. He was a kind father and good husband, and we know that he has ascended to the Father. His last years were spent in prayer and supplication for the improvement of our dear church, and he lived to see the day when his desires were fulfilled, and he passed away while we were going to the stream to baptize. May God send his comforting Spirit to all who mourn his departure and may they live pure and holy lives and meet him again.
Hiram.-On April 30, 1906, near Freeport, Ill., after suffering over a year with gangrene in his feet, William Hiram peacefully fell asleep in Jesus, aged 81 Y., 8 M., 11 D. Bro. Hiram was born in Austadt, Bavaria, Germany, Aug. 19, 1824. He emigrated to America in 1848, after which he spent eight years in Lancaster Co., Pa. On Feb. 7, 1856, he was married to Susanna Rohboch and in April of the same year they went to Stephenson Co., Ill., and settled southwest of Freeport, where they have since resided. This union was blessed with four sons and two daughters. Two sons and one daughter preceded the father to the spirit world. An aged wife, two sons, one daughter and seven grandchildren are left to mourn his departure. He had been a member of the Mennonite church for many years; his remains were laid to rest in the Methodist cemetery, near their home. Services were conducted by Pre. Shlung in the German language, and J. S. Shoemaker in the English language. Many friends and neighbors were present to pay the last tribute of respect.
Whisler.-Maria Whisler died at the home of her brother,
Pre. Martin Whisler, en Prairie Ave., Hanover, Pa., at 3 o'clock
in the morning of April _____,1906, of paralysis, of which she
had an attack on Tuesday, April 3d, which rendered her unconscious
until death occurred. She was a daughter of the late Pre. Whisler
of Cumberland county and had reached the age of 67 Y., 5 M., 7
D. She is survived by two brothers, Pre. Martin Whisler of Hanover
and Emanuel Whisler of West Manheim township. Funeral was held
on Sunday, April 8th, at the Bair meeting-house in Heidelburg
township. Bro. Abm. Burkholder of Cumberland county and Daniel
Stump of New Baltimore conducted the services. Text, Amos 4:12.
BY A BROTHER.
Brillinger.-On April 19, 1906, in Whichurch Twp., York Co., Ont., of pneumonia, Martin Brillinger, aged 78 Y., 1 M., 19 D. Our departed brother had given himself over to the Master's service about three years ago, but he enjoyed himself more in those three years than during all the rest of his life. We wish the bereaved sister God's nearness in her trial, as he has promised to be the widows' God. Bro. Brillinger was buried on the 21st at the Wideman M. H. Services by Pre. John G. Hoover and Bish. S. Wideman, from Psa. 90:12. "So teach us to number our days that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom." S. W.
Homsher.-On the 27th of April, in Lancaster, Pa., of pneumonia, Edna G., daughter of W. E. and Fannie A. Homsher; aged eight years. She is survived by her parents, one brother and one sister. Buried at the Strasburg Mennonite M. H. on April 30th. May God comfort the sorrowing family with the thought that little Edna has gone to the home of the blessed where they may all meet her again.
Hershey.-On the 29th of April, 1906, at the residence of her son-in-law, David L. Garber, in Maytown, Lancaster Co., Pa., of the infirmities of old age, Barbara B., widow of the late J. Hoffman Hershey; aged about 82 years. She was a daughter of Adam and Anna Brenneman, late of Manor township. She is survived by six children, two brothers and three sisters. There are also thirteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was for many years a constant member of the Mennonite congregation at Landisville. Funeral services were held on May 2d.
Hostetler.-On the 26th of April, in Smithville, Wayne
Co., Ohio, Mary Mandilla, only daughter of J. C. and M. A. Hostetler;
aged 38 Y., 10 M., 1 D. She was sick about three months with a
lingering disease, but bore her suffering with much patience.
Her desire was not to get well, but to get to that and two brothers
to mourn her death. Buried on the 28th at the Oak Grove church.
Funeral services were conducted by Amos Mumaw and C. Z. Yoder
Text, Job 7:16.
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Hunsberger.-On May 8, 1906, in Skippack Twp., Montgomery Co., Pa., of infirmities of old age, Pro. Christian Hunsberger, aged 83 Y., 5 D. About the year 1875 he was chosen to the ministry in the Skippack congregation, where he was in the service of the church as long as health and strength permitted. He was buried at the Skippack Mennonite M. H., where appropriate services were held by the ministers present.
Stover.-On the 1st of May, 1906, in Souderton, Montgomery Co., Pa., of paralysis, Bro. Jacob D. Stover, aged 70 years. He was a member of the Franconia congregation. He had an attack of the disease, which finally caused his death, about seven years ago. He was confined to his bed about ten days. Interment at the Franconia Mennonite burying-ground.
Moyer.-On the 2d of May, 1906, in Souderton, Montgomery Co., Pa., of dropsy and gangrene, Catharine S., wife of Jonas H. Moyer; aged 65 Y., 10 M., 22 D. She was buried at the Souderton Mennonite meeting-house, of which congregation she was a member.
Evers.-In Walton, Marion Co., Kan., on the 28th of April, 1906, of consumption, John Leonard Evers, aged 41 Y., 10 M., 4 D. His last words while he could yet speak were, "For me to live is Christ; for me to die is gain" (Phil, 1:21). He was born in Rockingham Co., Va., June 24, 1864. Funeral services were conducted May 1st at Walton, at 10 o'clock, and at the Catlin Men. meeting-house near Peabody, at 2 o'clock, where he was also buried. He leaves a sorrowing widow, a son, a daughter, and an only brother, A. H. Evers of La Junta, Colo. Many friends were present. At Walton the services were from the text, 1 Cor. 1:21. He was a son of Pre. John Evers, the first minister of the Peabody congregation.
Yoder.-On the 5th of May, 1906, in Belleville, Mifflin Co., Pa., Sarah Anna, youngest child and only daughter of David B. and Nancy E. Yoder; aged 6 M., 11 D. Funeral services were held at the home by D. C. and Samuel Peachey.}
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Bachert - On the 8th of May, 1906, near Mannheim, Waterloo Co., Ont., Bro. Samuel Bachert, in his 65th year. He had been ailing for some time, but it was only a few weeks before his death that his condition became serious, and he grew worse until death finally relieved him. He was a member of the Mennonite church for many years. Funeral services were held on the 11th by M. C. Bowman, Noah Stauffer and Menno Cressman.
Rupp - Clifford Rupp, son of Bro. Daniel and Sister Sarah Rupp, was instantly killed on Tuesday afternoon, May 15, 1906, by a gate which fell upon him, where he was found dead by his father. He was born in Fulton Co., Ohio, Nov. 14, 1900; died May 15, 1906; aged 5 Y., 6 M., 1 D. He leaves to mourn his sad and early death, father, mother and one brother. May God comfort the bereaved parents that they may meet him in that beautiful world beyond. Funeral services were held in the "Defenseless Mennonite M. H.," conducted by David Sauder, Joseph Gerig and Eli Rupp. Buried in the adjoining cemetery. Budded on earth to bloom in heaven. --- COR.
Stuckey - Catharine Stutzman was born in Wayne Co., Ohio. July 25, 1830, united in matrimony with David Stuckey, in Wayne Co., Ohio, Oct. 24, 1853. Died at the home of her daughter, near Virgil City, Mo., March 8, 1906; aged 75 Y., 7 M., 14 D. She died very suddenly of heart failure. To this union were born eleven children, eight sons and three daughters. She united with the Amish Mennonite church when quite young and remained faithful to the end. We mourn for one whom the Lord loved and took home. Her husband and one son preceded her to the better world. She was laid to rest beside her husband in the Virgil City cemetery. Funeral services were conducted by Pre. Mitchel of El Dorado Springs, Mo. --- COR.
Mann - On the 13th of May, 1906, in South Bend, Ind., of consumption, of which she suffered a little over a year, Nettle Viola, daughter of Jacob and ______ Mann; aged 17 Y., 5 M., 14 D. She was born Nov. 29, 1888, in Baugo Twp., Elkhart Co., Ind., and is survived by her mother, two brothers (E. M. and H. A. Mann of South Bend), one sister (Mrs. S. C Rank of Chicago), and an aged grandmother. The father, who was blind from childhood, died just eight and a half months ago. She was buried on the 16th at the Olive meeting-house in Elkhart county, where services were conducted by John F. Funk, from Jas. 4:14. The Lord comfort the sorrowing ones who mourn so deeply the early death of a daughter and sister.
Beck - Sister Katie Beck, nee Nafziger, was in her usual health at two o'clock p. m. on Wednesday, May 9th. When near the house she swooned and fell, and from that time on until she died, at eight o'clock in the evening, she was unconscious. She was born in Germany, June 5, 1837, and died in Fulton Co., Ohio, May 9, 1906; aged 68 Y., 11 M., 4 D. She was the mother of ten children. She leaves an aged husband, four sons, three daughters, 43 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and a host of friends to mourn her death. Three children have preceded her to the spirit world. She was a noble Christian mother, and beloved by all who knew her. Funeral services were held at the A. M. M. H., conducted by Christian Freyenberger in German and Henry Rychner in English. Gone but not forgotten. COR.
Weaver - On the 10th of May, 1906, in Lancaster Co., Pa., of consumption, Sister Lena, daughter of John H. and Anna Weaver; aged 19 years. Besides her parents, she is survived by two brothers, Clayton and Noah. She was buried at the Weaver-land M. H. on Sunday, May 13th, where the services were conducted by the ministers present.
Hershey - On the 12th of May, 1906, near Montville, Lancaster Co., Pa., of heart trouble, Elizabeth, wife of Jacob B. Hershey; aged 72 years. She is survived by her husband and four sons and four daughters. Funeral was held on the 15th at the Millersville Mennonite meeting-house, where appropriate services were held.
Amstutz - On the 24th of April, 1906, near Pandora, Allen Co., Ohio, Nona Mary (Lora) Amstutz, wife of M. A. Amstutz; aged 25 Y., 3 M., 6 D. She was born Jan. 18, 1881. She suffered with Bright's disease. Her infant son was born and died a week before her departure, having lived only one hour. She was converted some years ago and lived a devoted Christian life to the time of her death. It was her joy and delight to help others. She was buried at the Grace Mennonite church in Pandora. Services were conducted by Pre. Penner of Berea and Pre. Hershey of Bluffton.
Yoder.- On May 3, 1906, at the home of his son Frank in Elkhart, Ind., Adam Yoder, aged 72 Y., 4 M., 25 D. He was horn in Mifflin Co., Pa., Dec. 8, 1833. In 1852 he settled in Lagrange Co., Ind., where he resided until two years ago. He was married to Susan Brown. To this union were born five children, of whom two died in infancy. The deceased is survived by one son and one daughter, three brothers, eleven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services by J. C. Lehman.
Shrock - On the 30th of April, 1906, in Geauga Co., Ohio, of dropsy, _____, wife of Amos Schrock; aged 53 Y., 2 M. She leaves a husband, four sons and two daughters. Funeral services were conducted by D. C. and J. D. Byler. Many sad hearts mourn her death.
Axtell - On the 11th of May, 1906, in Elkhart, Ind., suddenly of heart disease, Alice L., wife of Samuel Axtell; aged 55 Y., 2 M., 8 D. She was brought to Elkhart by her parents when but a child. She was married to her surviving husband, Oct. 22, 1871. She leaves with her sorrowing husband to mourn their great loss, six sisters and two brothers. The departed was an excellent Christian woman, a very kind neighbor, an affectionate and devoted companion, always planning to have her home tidy, comfortable and happy. She had an extended acquaintance, was esteemed and beloved by all. Funeral services were conducted at the home by F. T. Simpson and John F. Funk. Buried at Grace Lawn cemetery.
Metzler - Bro. Peter Metzler was born Feb. 16, 1837;
died May 12, 1906; aged 69 Y., 2 M., 26 D. He was married to Anna
Moyer, Dec. 29, 1861. He was received into the membership of the
Mennonite church, Oct. 4, 1862. He leaves three daughters, six
grandchildren, three sisters and one brother to mourn his death.
Three sisters and five brothers preceded him to the world beyond.
He will be missed in the home and in the church; his seat in the
meeting-house was seldom vacant. He was beloved and respected
by all those who knew him. He was a reader and an active correspondent
of the Herald of Truth for a number of years, and only laid down
his pen when he was no longer able to attend to the work. Funeral
services were conducted by Bro. E. M. Detweiler, assisted by A.
Rickert. Buried at Leetonia. Peace to his ashes.
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Pre. Amos Mumaw, a well-known minister of the Mennonite church, residing near Wooster, Ohio, died at Stoll & Ryall's Hospital in Wooster on Tuesday, May 15, 1906. His death followed an operation for an abscess of the gall bladder. The deceased was born near Winesburg, Holmes Co., June 27, 1852, his age being 53 Y., 10 M., 18 D. In his youth he was united in marriage to Sister Katharine Shaum of Chester township, Wayne county. A few years after his marriage he moved to Indiana, where he lived fourteen years. Seven years ago he returned to Ohio and located near Wooster, Wayne county. Bro. Mumaw officiated as a minister of the Mennonite church for twenty years. Firm and consistent in his faith in the church and their plain manner of life, he won the esteem of all who knew him. His kindly disposition and sincere Christian charity made him hosts of friends, and he has left the world deplored by many. He was a model man as a husband, father and neighbor, and his friends may well be consoled with the reflection that he has met the reward of the just. He is survived by a wife and nine children-seven sons (George, Amos, Levi and Harry, of Orrville; Adam, Daniel and John, at home), and two daughters (Martha and Anna, at home). One son and one daughter died in infancy. One grandson, two brothers (Harry and John), and three sisters (Susan Weldy, Rachel and Fannie) also survive him. The funeral was held on Thursday, May 17th, 10:30 a. m, at the Martin M. H., southeast of Orrville. The services were conducted by the Brethren I. J. Buchwalter, David Hostetler and Adam Brenneman, from Rev. 22:13, 14. A large circle of friends and acquaintances attended the services. The relatives from a distance were Bro. and Sister J. K. Weldy of Wakarusa, Ind., brother-in-law and sister of deceased; Dr. H. A. Mumaw, Elkhart, Ind., brother; Ira Weldy, Bremen, Ind., nephew; and Sister Phoebe Kolb, Elkhart, Ind., niece. --- [Orrville Crescent.]
Kauffman.-Lizzie B., widow of Abraham M. Kauffman, who died thirty-three years ago, died at her home in Goshen, Ind., early in the morning of May 16, 1906; aged 57 Y., 3 M., 12 D. Death was due to heart failure, from which she had been suffering for about a year, but was able to be about most of the time until the evening of the 15th, when she was seized with a violent attack, from which she did not recover, but quietly and peacefully fell asleep in Jesus the following morning. One daughter (Anna H., preceptress of Goshen College) and a large circle of relatives and friends mourn her departure, but not as those who have no hope. She was a member of the Mennonite church for about forty years and lived a devoted Christian life. Services were held at her home on the evening of the 16th, after which her daughter, accompanied by Bro. Abram Hess, started for their former home in Millersville, Pa., with the remains, where services were held at the Mennonite M. H., May 18th, conducted by A. D. Wenger and D. N. Lehman. Text, Rev. 14:13.
Godshall.-On the 19th of May, 1906, near Lederachsville, Montgomery Co., Pa., of old age and general debility, William H. Godshall, aged 93 Y., 7 M., 11 D. He was ill about three weeks. His wife died twenty-three years ago. Buried at Salford Men, meeting-house on the 24th of May. He was the oldest person in the vicinity.
Bixler.-On the 13th of March, at Dallastown, York Co.,
Pa., at the home of his grandfather, Henry Rost, Hiram E. Bixler,
infant son of Edwin and Anna Bixler of Hellam, York Co., Pa.;
aged 8 M., 1 D. Buried at Dallastown Union cemetery. Services
by Pre. Greenhoe of the Lutheran church.
Lead me sometimes where he's sleeping-
To our little Hiram's grave
, Where the ivy vines are creeping,
Where the blooming flowers wave,
Where the pine tree boughs are swinging
In the balmy southern breeze,
And the birds are sweetly singing
In their home among the trees.
Lead me sometimes where he's sleeping,
To that green and hallowed mound,
Where the bright young stars are peeping
Through the trees that guard around;
Where so oft our hearts have blended
In the earnest, heartfelt prayer,
That in heaven, when life is ended,
We may meet our darling there.
-[Selected by his Father.]
Transcribed by: Ron Garber, Kansas