Gospel Herald Obituaries - October, 1909

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GOSPEL HERALD - Vol. II, No. 28 - Oct. 7, 1909, pages 446, 447.

Gerber. - Noah, son of Manasses and Callie Gerber, was born April 2, 1896; died Sept. 25, 1909; aged 13 y. 5 m. 23 d. He leaves to mourn his departure, father, mother, four brothers and two sisters. Funeral services were held at the Walnut Creek, O., church.

Weaver. - Menno M. Weaver died Sept. 14, 1909, at North Lima, O., of typhoid pneumonia, being sick only for a few days. His age was 55 y. 8 m. 2 d. He had never made a public confession, but his wife is a member of the Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at Midway, conducted by the brethren A. J. Steiner, Allen Rickert and L. J. Rohrbaugh, of the Reformed Church.

Christophel. - Polly Christophel died in Mahoning Co., O., Sept. 24, 1909, 84 y. 6 m. 24 d. She was the wife of Peter Christophel, who died about seven weeks ago. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church, and a large number of people met on Sunday, Sept. 26, at Midway, where the funeral was held and services were conducted by the brethren, A. J. Steiner and Allen Rickert.

Basinger. - Sister Lydia (Rice) Basinger was born April 22, 1848; died at Calla, Mahoning Co., O., of typhoid fever, Sept. 26, 1909; 61 y. 5 m. 4 d. Her husband and one son survive her, and one son preceded her to the spirit world. Funeral was held at Midway Sept. 29. Services were opened by Bro. E. J. Blough of Johnstown, Pa., and sermons were preached by the brethren A. J. Steiner and Allen Rickert.

Butler. - Sister Lucy Anna Butler of near Grantsville, Md., died Aug. 14, 1909; aged 86 y. 8 m. 1 d. She united with the Mennonite Church about thirteen years ago, and was a faithful member during the remainder of her lifetime. Old as she was, she often walked to communion a distance of about five miles. Sister Butler leaves two children, five having preceded her to the spirit world, forty-eight grandchildren and twenty-nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services in the Springs Mennonite church by G. D. Miller, assisted by H. M. Gelnett and Ed Miller.

Martin. - Eber Martin died at the home of Samuel Good in Mahoning Co., O., Sept. 21, 1909; aged 21 y. 2 m. 24 d. He is survived by his parents, 3 brothers and 3 sisters. His parents live in Franklin Co., Pa. One brother and one sister are living here. He came to this place about two years ago. This summer he had been working for Bro. Good, where he died. Appendicitis was the cause of death. He united with the Wisler Mennonites while sick. Funeral services conducted at Midway by the brethren Henry Horst, of Wayne Co., O., and Harvey Horst, of this place.

Detweiler. - Christian Detweiler was born at Neumat, Canton Rosbach, Nieder Rhein, Germany, Feb. 10, 1826; died near Milford, Nebr., Sept. 23, 1909; aged 83 y. 7 m. 13 d. He was married to Mary Kupferschmidt Feb 1, 1861. To this union were born 3 sons and 3 daughters. He leaves to mourn his aged wife, 3 sons, 1 daughter, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Bro Detweiler was a faithful member of the A. M. Church and had a longing to be with Christ. Funeral services were held at the East Fairview Church by the brethren N. E. Roth, Joseph Zehr of Illinois and Jacob Stauffer. Texts, Psa. 39.8; 139:23,24, and Jas. 4:14.

Burkholder. - Albert Isaiah Burkholder died at the home of his parents near Markham, Ont., on Sept. 25, 1909, at the age of 23 y. 7 m. 22 d. Bro Albert suffered for some time from consumption but he bore his affliction with Christian patience. He possessed a genial disposition and was loved by all who associated with him. Several months ago he yielded to the Spirit's call, accepted Christ as his Savior, and was received into church fellowship. His Christian profession and his early death speak loudly to the unsaved young people of the community. He was the only son of Peter Burkholder and leaves his parents and two sisters to mourn his death. Burial took place on the 27, at the Wideman Church. The service was conducted by Christian Reesor in German and L. J. Burkholder in English.

Diller. - Sister Elizabeth (Frey) Diller, wife of Bro. Jacob S. Diller died at her home near Chambersburg, Pa., Sept. 23, 1909; aged 54 y. 10 m. 7 d. Was buried Sept 28, at the Chambersburg church near Chambersburg, Pa. The funeral services were conducted by Bro. D. E. Kuhns at the house and Bro. Jos. E. Lehman at the church. Text, II Tim 4:6-8. Besides her husband, one brother, four daughters and six sons survive her, two of the sons living in California. They made the long journey home to attend a mother's funeral. May God sustain our brother and his family in their bereavement.
J. E. L.

Weaver. - Levi G. Weaver was born in West Lampeter Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., Nov. 8, 1843; died Sept 12, 1909; aged 65 y. 10 m. 5 d. Although an invalid for nearly twenty years, he was a man of quiet and patient character. He was a member of the Mennonite Church and remained faithful, patiently waiting the time when he should exchange this life with all its trials for his home in glory. He is survived by his wife, two sons and three daughters. Services were held Sept 14, at Mellingers Church, conducted by Sanford Landis and Isaac Eby. Text from Heb. 10:35-36. He will be greatly missed in the home.

Our father, dear, has gone before
To seek a home above;
He has gone to dwell with angels pure,
Where all is peace and love.
A daughter.

Miller. - Christian J. Miller was born in Sumerset Co., Pa., Aug. 18, 1844. Departed this life Sept 12, 1909, aged 65 y. 24 d. In the year 1857, he emigrated with his parents and several other families, to Johnson Co., Iowa, where he grew to manhood. In the year 1864, he was converted and baptized in the Amish Mennonite Church. In the same year he was married to Catharine Gingrich, to this union were born 10 children, 1 son and 9 daughters. 4 daughters have passed into eternity in their youth and infancy. In the year 1875, he was chosen minister of the Gospel, and on May 9, 1886, was ordained to the office of Bishop, in which he faithfully labored to the end. The funeral took place at his late home, on Wednesday, the 15, on which, occasion many relatives and friends gathered to show the last tribute of respect and love to a kind husband and an affectionate father, and a much needed leading member of the church. Sermons were preached by Christian M. Yoder and Noah D. Yoder. Text was selected from II Peter 3:13-18, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Gingerich grave yard.

Maust. - Bro. Elmer E. Maust, son of S. L. and Savilla Maust, died at his home near Springs, Pa., Sept. 14, 1909; aged 23 y. 2 m. 1 d. For a number of years he had been afflicted with valvular heart trouble caused by an attack of rheumatism. For the last year he gradually grew worse until the doctors decided he must be continually in a reclining position which, it was hoped, might be a means of saving his life. He had been in bed about 6 weeks and was apparently improving when he had a slight stroke of apoplexy and from that time grew very much worse until death relieved him a week or so later. He was a patient sufferer enduring much pain toward the last without any complaint. During the time he was confined to his bed he was always cheerful and said several times during the last year of his life that he did not worry about his condition because he was resigned to the Lord's will and was ready to go. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church and always filled his place in church and Sunday school as long as health would permit. He leaves to mourn their loss a sorrowing father, mother, one sister and four brothers besides a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at Springs church conducted by Ed Miller, assisted by G. D. Miller and H. M. Gelnett. A large congregation assembled to pay the last tribute of respect to one who was loved by all and was quite a favorite among his associates. May we do live that we may meet him in that home where all sorrow and pain are o'er.

A Sad Accident. - On Monday morning, Sept 13, Bro. John Wesley, son of Bro. Gabriel and Sister Rebecca Stevannus, met his sudden end on the B. & O. Railroad at Rawlings Station, Md. In going about his work he had occasion to cross the tracks and when he came to the crossing there was a way train there and was just starting out. Bro. John waited till the train passed and crossed the track immediately behind the train; just as he stepped on the second track he was struck by the engine of an east bound Express train, which threw him ahead high in the air, and he came down on the track again and the entire train ran over him, instantly killing him and his body was horribly mangled. The remains were taken to Cumberland by Bro. E. K. Blauch where they were prepared for burial. The family and friends came to Springs, Pa., with the remains the following day, where the funeral was held in the Mennonite Church by G. D. Miller, assisted by H. M. Gelnett and Ed Miller
. Bro Stevannus' age was 17 y. 1 m. 5 d. He united with the Mennonite Church a little more than three years ago, and was faithful during his short life since that time. This was a sad and sudden shock to the family and their many friends join in showing their sympathy to them. We are continually reminded that we should be ready to meet our God at all times. We are thankful for the hope we can have to the welfare of our departed brother.

Transcribed by Mona M. Mann, Arizona


GOSPEL HERALD - Vol. II, No. 29 - Oct. 14, 1909, page 463

Nisley. - Little Alpha, daughter of Bro. and Sister Valentine Nisley, was born Dec. 25, 1904; died at Emma, Ind., Aug. 18, 1909; aged 4 y. 7 m. 23 d. Funeral was held Aug. 20, at the Emma Mennonite Church. Services by A. S. Cripe in English and Y. C. Miller in German, from Luke 8:52. Little Alpha indeed budded on earth to bloom in heaven.

Hoffer. - Jacob P. Hoffer was born in Buffalo, New York, July 11, 1849. His parents both died while he was a small boy, and so he was given a home by one of his uncles near Wooster, Wayne Co., Ohio, until he went into the Union army during the Civil War, at the age of 16 years. On Sept. 25, 1874, he was married to Lydia A. Gable, in Medina Co., Ohio, she being the daughter of Henry Gable. To them were born 2 sons and 7 daughters. One son preceded him to eternity. In 1866 he came with his family to Elkhart Co., Ind., and died in Wakarusa, Ind., on Sept. 11, 1909; aged 60 y. 2 m. He leaves a wife, 1 son, 7 daughters and 20 grandchildren. He was a member of the Conservative Dunkards. Funeral services by H. M. Schwalm and Hiram Roose. Buried at Yellow Creek.

Speicher. - Magdalena (Hershberger) Speicher was born in Somerset Co., Pa., Dec. 18, 1840; died of carcinoma of the liver in Kent Co., Mich., Sept. 28, 1909; aged 68 y. 9 m. 10 d. She was married to John P. Speicher, May 23, 1858. In 1865 they moved to Kent Co., Mich., and have lived in this county ever since. Her husband died fifteen years ago. She leaves to mourn on son, Samuel, and one daughter, Lydia Karcher, both living on the old homestead, and one brother, Tobias Hershberger of Goltry, Okla., and one sister, Elizabeth Lite of Bowne, Mich. Funeral Sept. 30, at the Bowne Mennonite Church. Services were conducted by Aldus Breckbill. Text, Rom. 8:18. Sister Speicher was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for some forty years, she being one of the members when the Bowne Church was organized forty-three years ago.

Gerber. - Sister Barbara Gerber (nee Miller), wife of Monroe Gerber was born July 8, 1865; died Aug. 17, 1909; aged 44 y. 1 m. 9 d. She leaves to mourn her departure, husband, one son and four brothers, and a host of friends. She united in her youth with the Mennonite Church and remained a faithful member until death. When health permitted her she was always found in the house of the Lord, and it was her delight to be in the midst of His people and to praise and glorify His name. She went to Oscoda Co., Mich., with her husband, for her health. She was visiting a few weeks and seemed to be well and one evening after retiring she died very suddenly. She was brought home as soon as possible and funeral services were conducted at the Martin's Creek Church near Millersburg, O., by Pre. Fred Mast and Eli Bontrager. Interment was made in the Martin's Creek Cemetery.

Frey. - Bro. Levi Frey was born May 6, 1830; died at the home of his son-in-law, Joseph F. Mast, near Millersburg, O., Aug. 17, 1909; aged 79 y. 3 m. 11 d. In 1853 he was married to Barbara Mishler. To this union were born 13 children, 10 sons and 3 daughters, of whom 3 sons preceded him to the spirit world. He had been ailing for several months. Funeral services were held at the Martin's Creek Church and interment was made in the cemetery nearby.

Wenger, John M. - A very distressing accident occurred on Sept. 14, at the home of John M. Wenger, near Dayton, Va., when he fell from the top of a silo thirty feet high, landing on a cement foundation. On examination it was found that the frontal bone above the eye was crushed in against the brain, and probably hardly any bone in his skull escaped injury. Hie nose and both his legs were broken. His body was scarred and bruised in many places, and it was thought he sustained internal injuries of a serious nature. He lived about 37 hours without fully regaining consciousness. Several times he opened his eyes and spoke a word or two. He died on the 15th. His age was 44 y. 5 m. 24 d. He united with the Mennonite Church in his youth, but later identified himself with the Old Order Mennonites, of which church he was a member when he died. He leaves to survive him his wife and five children. Also five brothers and three sisters. Funeral services were held at the Pike Church near his home on the 18, conducted by J. D. Wenger and S. H. Rhodes from the text, "Therefore be ye also ready; for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh." (Matt. 44:24). He was laid to rest in the cemetery nearby.

Slabach, John - A sad accident occurred at Clio, Calif., Sept. 12, 1909, when two trains collided and the engineer, John, the only son of Bro. and Sister Jos. Slabach, without a moment's warning was hurled into eternity. He was running a construction train and the flagman failed to flag his train and he ran into a gravel car that was standing on the main line just around a deep curve. He was born at Wheatland, Hickory Co., Mo., Feb. 26, 1876, and in 1894 came to Johnson Co., Mo., to live with his sister, Mrs. M. R. Snyder. It was here while working in the field one day that the "still small voice" plead with him to come to Christ and all day long these words kept coming to his mind and heart, "I will arise and go to my father and say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven and before thee," and that evening he gave his heart to God. A few weeks later he made a public confession and later was taken into the Amish Mennonite Church. In 1905 he went to Loyalton, Calif., where he secured a position on the railroad. In Nov., 1908, he was united in marriage to Marie Stevens, who with their infant son, six weeks old, a mother and father and three sisters survive him. The remains were brought to Holden, Mo., Sept. 19, and Sept. 20, the funeral was held at the Mennonite Church, conducted by B. Hartzler of Cass Co., and Bro. Raber of the home congregation. Text, I Sam. 20:3, "There is but a step between me and death." Interment in the Mennonite Cemetery. His genial, sunny disposition won for him many friends who mourn his sad, untimely departure.
"Thou didst give, and thou hast taken,
"Blessed Lord, Thy will be done."
A Friend.

Transcribed by Mona M. Mann, Arizona


GOSPEL HERALD - Vol. II, No. 30 - Oct. 21, 1909, page 479, 480.

Martin.-Esther Grace Martin, daughter of Henry and Elsie Martin, was born Oct. 18, 1906; died Sept. 22, 1909; aged 2 y. 11 m. 4 d. Funeral services at Roseland Church, conducted by D. G. Lapp and A. Schiffler. We are glad that Jesus blessed the children and said, "For of such is the kingdom of heaven."

Mast.-Pearl Irene, youngest daughter of Milo and Grace Mast of White Cloud, Mich., was born April 29, 1909; died Oct. 4, 1909; aged 5 m. 5 d. Funeral conducted by Eli Zook and Jacob P. Miller; Text, II Kings 4:26. She leaves her parents, two brothers, one sister and many relatives and friends to mourn her loss, but they can feel assured that their little darling is at rest.

Creamer.-Gertrude C. Creamer, daughter of David E. and K. Cramer, was born Aug. 1, 1909, died Sept. 9, 1909, aged 1 m. and 8 d.

Precious darling she has left us,
Left us, yes, forever more,
But we hope to meet our loved one,
On that bright and happy shore.

Lonely the house and sad the hours,
Since our dear one has gone,
But oh a brighter home than ours,
In heaven now is her own.
----- From a friend.

Note: Creamer/Cramer surnames -- ???

Hooley.-Susan (Yoder) Hooley was born in Wayne Co., O., April 13, 1829; died in Elkhart Co., Ind., Aug. 24, 1909; aged 80 y. 11 d. Sister Hooley had been married three times; first to ____ Egli, second to _____ Yoder, third to Samuel Hooley. These all preceded her to their resting place and Sister Hooley has been living in her own home in Lagrange Co., Ind., having another family living with her. She has been nearly blind for some time. This past summer she has especially enjoyed visiting some of her friends and spending several days with them. While visiting in the home of Bro. Samuel Myers she wanted to go from the dining room to the sitting room and by mistake opened the cellar door instead of the room door and fell down stairs and was almost instantly killed. Funeral at Forks church Aug. 28, by J. Troyer in German and D. D. Miller in English.

Krieder*.-Elizabeth Kreider was born in Medina county, Ohio, on March 1, 1840, died September 29, 1909, on the old homestead near Goshen, Indiana, where she had lived for forty-eight years; aged 69 y., 6 m., and 28 d. On November 21, 1867, she was married to Jacob Buzzard. To this union were born twelve children. They lived together for nineteen years when he was called away leaving her with nine children to fight the battles of life alone. Besides her husband she witnessed the death of six her children; Fannie, William, Naomi, Samuel, Mary and Martin. She was a mother in every sense of the word. Her great desire was to see her chillren (sic) develop in spiritual life. In her last hours she quoted hymns of heaven, and gave evidence that Jesus was to her an abiding Comforter. She leaves an aged brother, five sons and one daughter. The neighborhood and especially the church feel the loss which we believe has been gain to her. Funeral services were conducted at the Yellow Creek Mennonite Church, at which place she was a member, by J. S. Hartzler and J. W. Christophel. Text (her own choice) Psa. 116:15.

*Transcriber's note: "Kreider" may have been her maiden name, since her husband's name was "Buzzard," and there is no reference to a second marriage.
*Researcher's note: Elizabeth's maiden name was Kreider - see her husband, Jacob C. Buzzard's obituary - GH July 1880

Culp.-Catharine Culp died Sept. 22, 1909 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Wilson of Girdletree, Md. The funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church of Girdletree, the Pastor Edward Smith conducted the services. The deceased was the widow of the late Peter Culp and a daughter of David S. and Helena Holdeman. She was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, and at an early age was married to Peter Culp of Elkhart Co., Ind. There were born to them 9 children, 7 of which are living; 43 grandchildren and aged mother, brothers and sisters also survice (sic) her. Twenty-seven years ago she moved with her husband and children to the mountains of Garrett Co., Md., for the benefit of her husband's health, where she lived until the death of her husband, 9 years ago. Since that time she has been living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Her age was 60 y. 5. m. 15 d. She bore her suffering with Christian fortitude and when her Savior called her she was ready and willing to go. May our lives be such that when we are called to go, we will be as ready and willing to go as she was. May our loss be her eternal gain. The deceased was a member of the Mennonite Church.
A Daughter.

Boyer.-Susan Roth Boyer was born near Spring Grove, York Co., Pa., Aug. 10, 1929, and died at the home of her daughter, Sarah B. Fisk, Chicago, Sept. 29, 1909; aged 80 y. 1 m. 19 d.
Susan Roth was united in marriage to Jonas Boyer Mar. 16, 1848. To this union 12 children were born of whom two died in infancy. In Sept. 1864 the family moved to Fulton Co., Ill., where they lived on a farm near Ipava until 1885. Then they removed to the village of Ipava and lived there until the death of her husband in 1901. Since that time the mother has made her home with her children in Kansas City, Mo., and Chicago.
Susan Boyer united with the Mennonite Church in York Co., Pa., in 1858 and has been a consistent and faithful member ever since. For a long term of years, she has been a subscriber and an interested reader of the Herald, and it was an increasing comfort and solace in her latter days. She died of the infirmities of old age, being confined to her bed only about one week, though for the past two years she has been growing weaker and frailer. She leaves to mourn her loss, three sons and two daughters, also 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She is also survived by one brother and three sisters.
Funeral services were conducted at the home of her daughter in Chicago by Bro. A. H. Lehman of the Mennonite Mission. The text was Rom. 8:18. The remains were taken to Ipava where another short service was held. Interment in the family lot in Ipava Cemetery.

Transcribed by Mona M. Mann, Arizona


GOSPEL HERALD - Vol. II, No. 31 - Oct. 28, 1909, page 495.

Allebach. - Bro. Jacob C. Allebach of Lansdale, Pa., whose sickness was noted in this paper died of a complication of diseases; aged 62 y. He is survived by a widow and two daughters. The funeral was held on Tuesday, Sept 21. Interment took place at the Plain Mennonite burial ground above Landsdale (sic), Pa.

Burkholder. - Mary Elizabeth Burkholder, daughter of Bro. and Sister Oscar Burkholder, died at their home near Dale Enterprise, Va., from an abscess of the liver, Oct. 5, 1909; aged 1 y. 1 d. Funeral services were held at the Weaver Church the following day conducted by Christian Good and S. H. Rhodes from Mark 10:13, 14, 16. Interred in the cemetery near the church.

Whittig. - Samuel Whittig was born May 6, 1833, came to Indiana with his parents when about one year old. In 1860 he was married to Parmelia Shuey, who with six sons and three daughters survives him. He served three years in the Civil War and passed through many severe engagements without sustaining a wound. He died on Monday, Aug. 9, 1909; aged 76 y. 3 m. 3 d. Funeral services were conducted by John F. Funk.
J. F. F.

Bean. - William J. Bean, a life-long resident of Skippack, Pa., died Wednesday, Sept. 30, of inflamation of the bowels and heart trouble, aged 74 y. 7 m. 19 d. He is survived by a widow, two sons and two daughters. Pre. Warren G. Bean of the same place is one of the surviving sons. The funeral was held Monday, Oct. 4. Interment took place at the Upper Skippack Mennonite burial grounds of which congregation he was a faithful member of many years.

Geil. - Mary Wenger Geil, wife of Deacon Jacob Geil was born May 21, 1833, and died at her home place near Edom, Rockingham Co., Va., of heart disease Oct. 16, 1909; aged 76 y. 4 m. and 25 d. She was a faithful and consistent member of the Mennonite Church for 58 years; she and her husband having united with that body shortly after their marriage in May, 1851. Hers is the first death to happen in their immediate family. One son, Pre. Joseph W. Geil, two daughters and eight grandchildren survive her. An only surviving brother, Joseph H. Wenger of South English, Iowa, is now the last one left of ten brothers and sisters of the family of her maidenhood. Funeral services were held on the 18th from the Lindale M. H. by Lewis Shank, A. P. Heatwole and L. J. Heatwole, after which the remains were laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery. L. J. H.

Hoover. - Barbara Hoover (nee Nolt) died of lung trouble; aged 61 y. 5 m. 2 d. Her husband preceded her to the spirit world nearly two years ago. Three sons, one daughter and a number of grandchildren survive her. Services were held at the house of her son Isaac by John Landis and Benj. Weaver in German, followed by Noah Mack in English from Rev. 7:16, 17. Burial in the Groffdale cemetery. W. H. B.

Brunk. - Maude V. Brunk, wife of Bro. Elmer Brunk, died at their home near Dale Enterprise, Va., Oct. 7, 1909; aged 21 y. 11 m. She leaves a deeply afflicted husband, an infant about a week old, father and mother and a number of brothers and sisters to mourn her early departure. Funeral services were held in Dayton, on the 9, conducted by G. R. Richardson of the Methodist Church of which she was a member, and L. J. Heatwole of the Mennonite Church. Her body was laid to rest in the Dayton cemetery.

Heatwole. - Tracy Edna, daughter of the late Martin and Sarah F. Heatwole, died of typhoid fever at the home of her mother near Mt. Clinton, Va., Oct. 3, 1909; aged 18 y. 9 m. 24 d. Like many others she had delayed "the most important part" until three days before her death, when she became very deeply interested in the salvation of her soul, earnestly desiring to fulfil the commandments and be adopted into the family of God. She was initiated into the Mennonite Church by water baptism and from the zeal and earnestness she manifested we have a right to believe she received the baptism of the Spirit and was adopted into the spiritual kingdom and that it was well with her soul. As stated in the "Gospel Herald" of Oct. 7, four of the family, two sons and two daughters have been afflicted with this disease this summer. The two daughters now have both passed over the river, only the two sons and the mother remain in the home. Funeral services were held at the Bank Church on the 4th conducted by L. J. Heatwole, in the presence of a large and sympathizing congregation of relatives and friends. Text, Hosea, 13:14. She was laid to rest in the cemetery near by.

Wilson. - On Sept. 28, 1909, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Sarah Blake, Mrs Catharine Wilson died of paralysis; aged 83 y. 6 m. 2 d. She was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., March 26, 1826. She was one of a family of twelve children. She came to Elkhart Co., Ind., in 1855, and for 48 years resided in the family home in Elkhart. Some weeks ago she went to spend some time with her daughter, Mrs. Blake, six miles south of Elkhart, and while there was taken with an attack of paralysis and died. She is survived by a son, by her first husband, John F. Kauffman; two daughters, Mrs. Sarah Meyers Blake, and Miss Margaret Wilson, the youngest of the family, who, for a number of years has been a teacher in the public schools of Elkhart. Also by a brother Israel Stuck, aged 91 years, of Stark Co., O.; Mrs. Sarah Speicher, aged 81, of Reading, Pa., and Mrs Martha Faust, aged 79, of Canton, Ohio. She also leaves fourteen grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. She was buried on Oct. 1. Services were conducted at the M. E. church, where for many years she had been a member, by J. A. Baetty, assisted by J. F. Funk and F. T. Simpson. She was a kindhearted faithful woman, and expressed a blessed assurance of acceptance with her Savior. The last public service she attended was at the Mennonite Church a few months before her departure.
J. F. Funk.

Transcribed by David W. Mann, Arizona

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