Gospel Herald Obituaries - July, 1910

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Gospel Herald - Volume III, Number 14 - July 7, 1910 - page 223, 224

Kime.--Emanuel S. Kime was born Mar. 29, 1834, in Somerset Co., Pa.; died June 2, 1910; aged 76 y. 2 m. 4 d. He was married to Sarah Blough in 1854 with whom he lived in holy matrimony 23 years, when she departed this life. To this union were born 10 children, 3 having preceded him. Later, in 1879, he was married again to Mary Lehman of Cambria Co., Pa. The deceased leaves to mourn him a loving wife, 7 children, 33 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. Bro. Kime suffered from rheumatism for about 8 years. About five weeks previous to his death he was taken with severe pains and two weeks later took his bed, from which he never recovered. He was a faithful member of the Church of the Brethren for many years and bore his sufferings with much patience. He was a loving father and husband and a kind neighbor. The bereaved family have the sympathy of the entire community. The funeral was held June 3, at the Mennonite Church near Elmdale, Mich., conducted by the brethren Rairigh and Brackbill. Burial in the Mennonite cemetery.

Riehl.--On June 23, 1910, at Greenland, Pa., of Bright's disease, Eli D. Riehl, aged 54y. 5 m. 15 d. Deceased was a faithful* He was a coach maker for 26 years, and was member of the Amish Mennonite Church. always honest in his dealing.* He suffered a great deal in his sickness and had a desire to leave this world if it was God's will. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him, but we mourn not as for one whom we have no hope. He is survived by his wife two children, one brother and two sisters. Funeral services were held June 25, conducted by Christian Fisher of Ronks. Text, Phil. 1:21-23. Interment in Beiler's cemetery, near Ronks. Our father is gone and are left The loss of him to mourn; But we may hope to meet with him With Christ before God's throne. By a niece.
*that is how it is written

Rutt.--David B. Rutt of Sterling, Ill., died at the home of his brother-in-law, Michael Engle, at Elizabethtown, Pa., June 11, 1910. Just seven weeks before his departure, Bro. Rutt and wife and his sister, Mrs. Leah Brenneman, came east to spend the summer with relatives here. He was very much exhausted when they arrived, and took his bed soon after they got to the house. After he was rested, he was able to sit up on a chair, several times. He was not able to visit, but many of his relatives came to see him. His wife, one son and six grandchildren are left to mourn his departure. He was in the 69th year of his age. Funeral services were held at the Mennonite Church in Elizabethtown, on Tuesday afternoon June 14, conducted by the brethren, Simon Landis, Geo. Hoverter and Henry Ober. Interment in the Tunnel cemetery on the same lot where his father and mother are buried.

Ebersole.--Adaline, eldest daughter of David and Anna Ebersole, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Sept. 18, 1855; died at her home in Sterling, Ill., June 19, 1910, after an illness of two weeks; aged 54 y. 9 m. 1 d. She was a member of the Mennonite Church, and loved to be at her post of duty. She was fully resigned to the will of God. She leaves father, mother, 4 sisters, and a brother to mourn her departure. Funeral services were conducted at the Mennonite Church near Sterling, Ill. by A. C. Good. Text, Jno. 11:28, latter clause.

Good.--Mary Lesta, oldest daughter of Bro. and Sister Aaron Good was born at Dutton, Mich., May 14, 1892; died at her parental home near Dutton, June 11, 1910; aged 18 y. 28 d. Lesta was a member of the U. B. Church where she is missed in the Sunday school and prayer meeting where she never refused to take her assigned work. God in His infinite wisdom has called her hence after a lingering illness of three weeks, spinal meningitis and later other compuications* developing. She leaves to mourn her early departure, father, mother, 5 brothers, 3 sisters, grandmother and a host of friends. The deceased was not afraid of death and was ready to go. Services by Aldus Brackbill and J. C. Overholt at the Holy Corners Church. Text, "The Master is come" (John 11:28). A large number of people had gathered to pay their last tribute of respect to one who showed herself friendly. God in wisdom has recalled The boon His love had given, And through the slumbers here The soul is safe in Heaven.
J. Overholt.
*that is how it is spelled.

Kempf.--Susannah Kempf was born in Fairfield Co., O., Oct. 19, 1843; removed with her parents to Johnson Co., Ia., in the fall of 1850 in which place she resided until Mar. 24, 1896, when she moved to Kalona, Ia., where she since made her home. She united with the Amish Mennonite Church in her girlhood days and remained a faithful member until death, which occurred at her home June 24, 1910, at the age of 66 y. 8 m. 5 d. Funeral was held at the East Union Church June 25. Conducted by the brethren, Fred. Gingerich, Christian Werey and D. J. Fisher. Texts, Heb. 4:9 and Matt. 24:44.
C. Werey.

Harshberger.--Bro. Tobias Harsherger of Holsoppple, Pa., died June 26, 1910; aged 55 y. 11 m. 24 d. Bro. Harshberger had a sad experience. He had been afflicted with dropsy for quite a while, and about three months ago his daughter took typhoid fever; and when she was improving his wife took fever, then his son. They took the son to the hospital, and a few days later the wife died. They could not let the son know of her death, and was buried. The son is still at the hospital. Bro. Harshberger is survived by two sons and two daughters; an aged mother, one brother, one sister, and many relatives. Funeral services were conducted June 28 at the Blough Mennonite Church by S. G. Shetler, S. D. Yoder and L. A. Blough. Interment in the cemetery near by. May God's richest blessing rest upon the children.

Blough.--Bro. Joseph Blough of the Weaver Congregation, Johnstown, Pa., was buried in the cemetery near the church on June 30, 1910; aged 82 y. 10 m. 26 d. The funeral sermon was preached by Bro. S. G. Shetler from Gen. 25:8.

Miller.--Fred. M. Miller was born in Howard Co., Ind., May 18, 1886; died of pulmonary tuberculosis June 28, 1910; aged 24 y. 1 m. 10 d. About seven months ago he took hemorrhage of the lungs, at which time he was treated by the best of medical aid, and it was thought that his condition was much improved. Some time last December he went with is family to Oklahoma, but it did not seem to help him much. So he went to La Junta, Colo., but came back in about the same condition of health that he was when he left home. Bro. Miller was converted Jan. 3, 1905, and united with the Amish Mennonite Church, in which faith he lived a faithful member until death. He leaves wife, 2 children, father, mother, 2 brothers, 5 sisters and a host of relatives and friends to mourn his departure. May God bless and comfort Sister Miller and her two little children. Funeral was held June 30 at the A. M. Church by N. M. Slabaugh from Psa. 103:15, 16, and E. A. Mast from Rev. 21:4. Interment in Mast Cemetery.
G. W. N.

Harshberger.--Ella, daughter of D. D. and Katie Harshberger, was born June 22, 1886, and died June 22, 1910; aged 24 y. She leaves father, mother, 2 brothers, 2 sisters and many friends to mourn her departure. After about eight months of sickness with consumption she was willing to leave this world and go to her best friend, Jesus. A few weeks before she had a desire to fulfill Jas. 5:14. We believe she kept the ordinances as laid down in God's Word. A few weeks before she died she communed for the last time here on earth with her parents, brother and sisters in her home. We miss Ella in church, Sunday school, young people's meeting and teacher's meetings. She was always present when possible. She was a faithful Sunday school teacher for many years. Funeral services were conducted by S. G. Shelter and James Saylor. She was laid to rest in the Mose Weaver Cemetery.

Transcribed by Cheri Salz, Illinois


Gospel Herald - Volume III, Number 15 - July 14, 1910 - page 239

Thomas.--Catherine, widow of Peter Thomas of near Hollsopple, Pa., was born Dec. 1, 1835; died June 17, 1910; aged 74 y. 6 m. 17 d. She was the mother of 13 children; 9 living, 4 dead; 48 grandchildren; 45 living, 3 dead, 20 great-grandchildren; 14 living, 6 dead. She was a faithful member of the Lutheran Church for many years. She was buried June 19 at the Thomas Church. Funeral services were conducted by Pre. Reynolds. Text Luke 2:22-29.

Howitt.--Merrell Howett* was born Jan. 16, 1903; died June 28, 1910; aged 7 y. 5 m. 12 d. He was a dutiful boy, bright beyond his years, sincerely loved in the Sunday school and church, and expressed an earnest desire to go even when his waning strength no longer permitted. Conscious to the last he saw his father and mother weeping, and begged them not to cry, but put their trust in Jesus. Funeral services were conducted in the church near Aurora, O., by Eli Stoltzfus and J. C. Yoder. Text, Zech. 8:5.
* Two spellings in magazine : One with "i", one with "e".

Gingerich.--Barbara Eiman Gingerich was born May 4, 1867, in Oxford Co., Canada. United with the Amish Mennonite Church early in life, and remained a faithful member until death. Died at her home near Kalona, Ia., June 12, 1910; aged 43 y. 1 m. 8 d. Dec. 23, 1888, she was united in the holy bonds of matrimony with Jephtha D. Gingerich who preceded her to the world beyond Apr. 27, 1900. She leaves 5 children, father, 4 sisters, 4 brothers and a host of friends. But we need not mourn without hope, for her last words assured us that she was prepared to go.

Zook.--John K. Zook was born in Stark Co., O., Jan. 3, 1837. He came with his parents to Wayne Co., O., Mar. 23, 1849. United with the Amish Mennonite Church when a young man, and has ever been a faithful, devoted member of said Church until the Master called him to his reward. He was united in marriage with Lydia Miller Dec. 25, 1873. He departed this life June 22, 1910; aged 73 y. 5 m. 19 d. He leaves to mourn his departure his wife, a daughter, a brother, a sister, 9 nephews, 7 nieces, and a number of intimate friends. He was buried at the Oak Grove Church, Smithville, Ohio.

Miller.--Jacob B. Miller was born in Wayne Co., O., July 31, 1827, having always lived in this county. He died June 22, 1910; aged 82 y. 10 m. 21 d. When a young man he confessed his Savior and united with the Amish Mennonite Church and lived a faithful member. On Feb. 5, 1852, he was united in marriage with Lena Berky, who died Aug. 5, 1906. To them was born one son, who died in his youth. Buried at Oak Grove Church, Smithville, Ohio.

Swartzendruber.--Bro. Jacob Swartzendruber of near Shipshewana, Ind., died July 1, after a lingering illness of tuberculosis; aged 43 y. 3 m. 7 d. He is survived by his widow, a daughter a brother, a sister and his aged mother. The funeral was held on Sunday, July 3. Services at the Shore M. H., of which congregation the deceased was a member. Services conducted by A. S. Cripe in English (text I Cor. 15:55) and Y. C. Miller in German (Job 7:21).

Grove.--Etta, wife of C. H. Grove of South Boston, Va., was instantly killed on the evening of June 21. She had been in the field with her husband some distance from the house, when a shower came up. She started for the house in advance of her husband. When she neared the house there was a loud clap of thunder of which he thought nothing seriously until he came to the body of his wife lying on the ground and on examination found her dead and part of her clothing burned as well as part of her body. The deceased was the daughter of Pre. S. S. Weaver of Mt. Clinton, Va., where she was born, raised and lived nearly all her life till less than two years ago. when she with her husband, moved to their present location to make it their future home. Her age was 30 y. 6 m. 15 d. She united with the Mennonite Church at an early age and was a consistent member through life. She will be sadly missed in the Church, in the Sabbath school in which she was a teacher, in the community and in the home. She leaves, besides her sorrowing husband and father, one brother and five sisters to mourn the loss of a loved one, whose loss we believe will be her gain. Her body was brought to the home of her father, on June 22. Funeral services were held June 23, at the Mt. Clinton Church, conducted by L. J. Heatwole, and S. H. Rhodes from I Sam. 20:3. "There is but one step between me and death." Her body was laid to rest in the cemetery nearby.

Transcribed by Cheri Salz, Illinois


Gospel Herald - Volume III, Number 16 - July 21, 1910 - page 255, 260

Nafziger.--Amos, son of Daniel and Magdalena Nafziger, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., June 27, 1848. Later his parents moved to Long Green, Md. When a young man he came to Mattawana, Pa. In 1876 he married Elizabeth Hartzler of Belleville, residing at the former place until the spring of 1903, when he with his family moved to Belleville, where he died May 27, 1910, aged 61 y. 1 m. Although unable to work for the last year and compelled to sleep on a chair, his death was unexpected and sudden. He leaves a sorrowing wife, 2 sons, 1 daughter, 2 brothers and a host of friends. He confessed Christ when young in years, and lived a consistent life until death.
Services May 19, conducted by J. H. Byler, J. E. Kauffman in English, and Jonas Yoder in the German language.
A large number gathered at the church to pay their last tribute of respec* o one who none knew but to love. "Death has visited our circle, Robbed us of our father dear; In the depth of our affliction, Can we help but shed a tear? For we miss thee, O, so greatly, When we see thy vacant chair, And our home is sad and lonely, For our father is not there. Showing warning day by day, Yet he bore it uncomplaining. Wising but God's will and way."
A niece.
*Typed as written.

Culp.--Henry Culp was born in Mahoning Co., O., Oct. 8, 1846; died near Nappanee, Ind., July 2, 1910; aged 63 y. 8 m. 24 d. He came with his parents to Indiana when about ten years of age and has spent nearly all the remainder of his life at the present homestead. He was united in the bonds of matrimony to Catharine Weber, Aug. 7, 1873. To this union were born 7 children; 1 daughter, 6 sons. His wife, daughter, 5 sons, and one granddaughter remain to mourn his departure, one Son having died Feb. 28, 1907 near Tiskilwa, Ill. He united with the Amish Mennonite Church in 1894, and remained faithful until death. Last September he was pronounced afflicted with the dread Bright's disease, beyond medical aid. He took to his bed Oct. 1. He expected the worst knowing the condition this disease often puts one mentally, and he put up a strong fight against it, but just before Christmas he became thus affected. When it was coming on, he gave his family over into God's care, also providing for their direct financial means, saying, "Take good care of mother when I am gone." He was always fond of singing and frequently asked his children to sing such songs as, "Nearer My God to Thee," "Hide me, O, My Savior Hide Me." and "Jesus, Lover of My Soul." Once when they sang "We are coming home tonight," he broke down in tears and said, "It sounds like the singing of angels." In his sufferings he at times would sing some of his favorite songs. He was always interested in the welfare of his children, never thinking one should be favored more than another. He once said to one who wished to take up a certain work, "Are you established firm enough upon the truth to overcome the evil influences which would surround you and tend to draw you away from your God: I do not consider time or money, but your soul's welfare I do." A week before his departure he sang with a clear voice, "Home at Last." The last week his suffering was intense until Saturday, when he gradually sank until he expired in the afternoon, just as the clock had struck five. The end came peacefully.

Brown.--Robert Brown was born Nov. 26, 1873, near Rohrerstown, O.; died July 9, 1910, in Canton, O. Funeral July 11 from his father's home near Shenockville, O. He leaves a sorrowing widow, an aged father, three brothers, one sister, a stepmother and numerous friends to mourn his early departure. On July 3, 1910, Bro. and Sister Brown were baptized and received into the Mennonite Church at this place, at which time he seemed very penitent of his misspent days. On July 7 he wanted to take communion, which was given. May his experience be a warning to many not to put off accepting Christ until the days in which to enjoy His service are so few.

Hostetter.--Bro. Christ K. Hostetter was born Aug. 9, 1837, in Manheim Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa.; died June 10, 1910; aged 72 y. 9 m. 1 d. Bro. Hostetter was married to Barbara K., daughter of Pre. Peter Nissley (deceased), who died in the year 1888. From that time on he resided at the same farm until this spring he moved to Mt. Joy. His only child living is Mrs. Rohrer Stoner living at the old homestead in East Donegal township. The brother was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church, and will be much missed by his neighbors and friends.

Hochstedler.--Cornelius Hochstedler was born in Holmes Co., O., Jan. 27, 1847; died in Howard Co., Ind., June 30, 1910. He had been in poor health for some time, and continued to grow worse until an operation was performed on Wednesday, a day previous to his death, by a specialist from Indianapolis, and it was discovered that he was suffering from a cancerous condition of the stomach. He was a member of the old order Amish Church and was ordained to the ministry some 30 years ago, and later ordained to the office of bishop, in which capacity he served as a good shepherd. His wife and one son and one daughter preceded him to the Spirit world. He leaves 3 sons, 3 daughters and 3 brothers to mourn his departure. The funeral was held at the home on Sunday, July 3, and attended by a large concourse of people. Services were conducted by Eli Mast of Goshen, Ind., from Jno., 5:24-30, William Yoder of Nappanee, Ind., from I Cor. 15:35-58, and Moses Yoder, one of the home ministers. His age was 63 y. 5 m. 3 d.

Krabill.--Rachel A. Yoder was born in Logan Co., O., October 29, 1854; died at Columbus O., June 26, 1910; aged 55 y. 7 m. 27 d. She was a daughter of Jonathan C. and Anna Yoder, and was married to Daniel Krabill, Feb. 14, 1879. To this union were born 4 sons and 1 daughter. Two sons and the daughter preceded her to the spirit world. She was operated upon at Grant Hospital, Columbus, O., June 14, for the removal of gall stones from which she had been a sufferer for several months and seemed to be getting along nicely until about one o'clock Sunday morning when hemorrhage occurred and she passed away at four o'clock. Sister Krabill united with the Amish Mennonite Church in her youth, and was a faithful member to the end. She was an invalid for twelve years, but was never heard to murmur or complain, but was always patient and cheerful. She was a kind neighbor, a loving wife and mother. She leaves to mourn her departure a husband, 2 sons, grandson, 2 sisters, 3 brothers and a host of friends. She expressed a willingness to go and be at rest if it was the Lord's will. Funeral services were held at South Union Church Tuesday, June 21, conducted by J. J. Warye, C. K. Yoder and F. M. Traub. Interment in the cemetery near the church.

Freed.--Bro. Jonas M. Freed was born in Montgomery Co., Pa., Jan. 27, 1839; died of Bright's disease July 4, 1910, after a lingering illness of about nine months; aged 71 y. 5 m. 7 d. He leaves a sorrowing widow, 10 children, 52 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, a brother and many friends. He lead* the singing at Souderton Church for many years. Funeral services were held July 9 at the house by Bro. Jonas Mininger and Bro. Chris. Allabach and at the church by Bro. A. S. Mack in German and Bro. Joseph Ruth in English. Buried in Souderton burial ground.
*Typed as written.

Kreider.--Rosetta, eldest daughter of Elias and Margaret Kreider, was born in Medina Co., O., July 20, 1863; died at her home of a complication of diseases July 11, 1910; aged 46 y. 11 m. 21 d. Funeral services were held July 13 at the Lower Mennonite Church by Edwin Koppes and Isaac Good. Text, Rev. 22;14. She united with the Mennonite Church in her youth, and was always a regular attendant as long as health permitted, being in delicate health most of her life. She was always willing and ready to help others wherever she could.
"One by one our friends are falling,
Fading from us day by day,
Hushed in silence, since heaven is calling,
One by one they're laid away. "
A. R. K.

Kauffman.--Near Belleville, Pa., April 10, 1910, Sister Fannie, widow of Crist Kauffman, aged 77 y. 7 m. 11 d. Although up in years seemed fairly well until the last year suffering from heart trouble, from the effects of which she died. She was a daughter of Solomon Zook, one of ten sisters, who with parents, husband and two daughters all preceded her. She leave to mourn their loss, one brother, a daughter (Sister J. K. Hartzler with whom she resided) also a host of friends who will remember her as a kind and loving sister and mother. Funeral services, April 12, conducted by Jonas Yoder and J. H. Byler in German and J. B. Zook in the English language. "Loving friends, weep not for me, I long to be at rest; How happy, happy I shall be When pillowed on my Savior's breast."

"Oh! the hope, the hope is sweet,
That we soon in heaven my meet;
There we all shall happy be
Rest from pain and sorrow free."
L. A. Y.

Transcribed by Cheri Salz, Illinois


Gospel Herald - Volume III, Number 17 - July 28, 1910 - page 271

Krabill.--Catharine (Roth) Krabill was born in France, Feb. 22, 1841; died May 28, 1910; aged 69 y. 3 m. 6 d. At the age of thirteen she united with the Amish Mennonite Church and remained faithful to the end. She is survived by a daughter, a grandson, 7 step sons and one step daughter, also 3 brothers and one sister. Funeral services at the South Union Church near West Liberty, O., conducted by C. K. Yoder and Jonathan Warye. Text, II Tim.4:6-8.
Sleep, mother dear, and take thy rest;
God called thee home, He thought it best;
And though 'tis hard to part with thee,
Yet God's strong arm supporteth me.

Hartzler.--On July 1, 1910, of a sudden attack of heart disease, Sister Sarah Hartzler passed away. She was born May 20, 1830, in Center Co., Pa., being the widow of the late Samuel Hartzler of the same locality. She leaves five sons to mourn her departure and one daughter of her first marriage. (Her first husband's surname was Beiler). The funeral was held at the Conestoga A. M. Church, where a large number of relatives and friends gathered. One brother was present from North Dakota, also all the children of whom Christian resides in Harvey Co., Kans, Isaiah in Logan Co., O., and Samuel in Mifflin Co., Pa.; the rest live in their home locality. Interment by Byler cemetery.

Whitmer.--Elnora Oesch was born May 24, 1887; died July 14, 1910; aged 23 y. 1 m. 20 d. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church from an early age until her death. She was united in marriage with Bro. David Whitmer, having lived in the bonds of holy matrimony 1 y. 3 m.14 d. She leaves to mourn her early departure her husband her husband, father, mother, 8 brothers, 4 sisters and many relatives and friends. Funeral was held July 16 by Oscar S. Hostetler and Jonathan Kurtz from Psa. 39:5 and II Pet. 3:13. Peace to her ashes.
'Tis hard to break the tender cord,
When love has bound the heart;
'Tis hard, so hard, to speak the words,
"We must forever part."
Dearest loved one, we must lay thee
In the peaceful grave's embrace;
But thy memory be cherished
Till we see thy glory face.

Brubaker.--Benjamin F. Brubaker was born Nov. 18, 1884; died July 10, 1910; aged 25 y. 7 m. 22 d. Services were held at the Susquehanna (Pa.) Church by William Shaffer and W. W. Grayill. Text, Heb. 9:27. Interment in cemetery nearby. He has been married but a short time to Sister Pearl Aucker, daughter of Pre. Simon Aucker. He leaves a wife, infant child, father, mother, 4 brothers, 2 sisters and many other relatives and friends. May the rich blessings from heaven rest upon the young widow.

Lewis.--Catharine, widow of Charles Lewis, was born Aug. 3, 1842; died at her home at Du Bois, Pa., July 6, 1910; aged 67 y. 11 m. 3 d. Her husband preceded her to the spirit world by 17 years. Death was due to urenic poisoning and heart failure, from which she had been a sufferer for some time. She took suddenly ill July 4, being unconscious 48 hours. She was the daughter of Christian and Mary Hersherger and had been a resident of Du Bois for 33 years, being well known by a large circle of friends. She is survived by a brother, a step-mother, 2 step-brothers and a step-sister. Funeral services were held at the home by E. W. Rishel from Job 14:10. Interment in Luthersburg Cemetery, J. B. Luther officiating.

Bergey.--Early Thursday morning, July 14, 1910, the community was shocked by the sad intelligence that the grim reaper had been among us and removed from our midst so suddenly Pre. Wm. Bergey. The previous day he had gone about his work as usual; in the evening, however, he complained of some pain in the chest. At 3:00 o'clock (Thursday morning ) he awoke, having violent pain, the doctor was hurriedly summoned, who pronounced it neuralgia of the heart; but after a time he seemed to be getting better and when at 5 o'clock he died, it was a great shock to all. His age was 65 y. 4 m. 2 d.
On Dec. 28, 1871, he was united in marriage to Katharine Shelley, to which union was born eleven children of which nine have preceded in death. He is survived by his sorrowing widow, one son and one daughter, his aged mother, two brothers, two sisters and a host of friends.
Twenty-eight years ago he was ordained as a minister in the Mennonite Church in which capacity he labored faithfully until death. In his death the family has lost a kind father, the Church a strong pillar, and the community a good neighbor and friend. He was a man that brought sunshine wherever he went, as he had a bright, congenial disposition even in the face of trouble (of which he had a large portion) knowing that the cares and trials of this life are but sent to prepare us for the more blissful state which he now enjoys.
The funeral took place July 18 from his home in Richfield, Pa., and after continued services conducted by E. W. Graybill, Peter Shelley and S. S. Graybill in the Brethren Church, interment was made in the Mennonite cemetery two miles west of Richfield. As he was well known, the funeral was largely attended by the people from far and near.
"Friend after friend depart,
Who has not lost a friend?
There is no union here of hearts
That finds not here an end."
E. W. G.

Transcribed by Cheri Salz, Illinois

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