Gospel Herald Obituaries - August, 1911

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Gospel Herald - Volume IV, Number 18 - August 3, 1911, page 287, 288

Shank. - Samuel Shank was born July 6, 1841; died at his home at Salix, Cambria Co., Pa., July 9, 1911; aged 70 y. 3 d. He leaves to mourn his loss his wife, 1 son and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral July 11 at the Mennonite Church. Services conducted by S. G. Shetler and D. S. Yoder from Heb. 11:13, first clause.

Kauffman. - David S. Kauffman was born Feb. 28, 1833; died at his home near Hollsopple, Pa., July 20, 1911; aged 78 y. 4 m. 22 d. Funeral services were conducted July 22, at the Blough Church by S. G. Shetler, James Saylor and others. Buried in the cemetery near by. Bro. Kauffman was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for about 53 years. He is survived by his wife, 1 brother, 2 sisters and many relatives and friends who need not mourn without hope.
L. A. Blough

Landis. - Enos, son of Abraham and Susan Landis, was born Sept. 29, 1878, entered into rest at his home near Greenland, Pa., June 22, 1911; aged 32 y. 8 m. 18 d. The immediate cause of his death was heart trouble caused by curvature of the spine from which he was a sufferer since childhood. His sufferings were pitiful to see for the last few weeks, but he bore them very patiently. He leaves his parents, one brother and a host of friends to mourn his early departure. One sister preceded him to the great beyond 16 years ago. Enos united with the Mennonite Church while young in years, and remained loyal to the end. His great delight was to read the Word of God daily. May we all remember his devoted Christian life and be ready when God calls to meet him in that heavenly mansion, as we believe he was one of those who heard that welcome voice, "Well done, thou good and faithful servant, enter thou into the joys of the Lord." Funeral services June 24, conducted at the home by John Landis (Text, Prov. 3:17) and at Mellinger's Church by Sanford Landis (Text, John 6:37). Buried in the cemetery adjoining. "Blessed are the dead which died in the Lord."
Farewell, my dear parents and brother,
My Savior has called me home;
At the gates of that heavenly mansion,
I'll watch and with till you come.

Peachey. - Christian E. Peachey, son of Christian B. and Rebecca Peachey, was born near Belleville, Pa., Oct. 11, 1857; departed this life at his home in West Liberty, Ohio, July 12, 1911; aged 53 y. 9 m. 1 d. He united with the Amish Mennonite Church at the age of 23. He was afflicted with tuberculosis for a period of over six months, eighteen weeks of the time being spent upon his bed. During his long illness he suffered intensely, but bore it patiently, realizing that is was God's plan to draw him nearer to Him. He often expressed a desire, if it be God's will, to have the privilege of warning others to be more zealous in the Christian life than he had been. After it became evident to him that this was not God's will, he longed for the time when he might depart to meet his Savior and the loved ones gone before. He was married to Elizabeth Yoder Dec. 12, 1882. To this union were born 9 children, Uriel, the eldest son, having preceded him Oct. 31, 1908. He leaves to mourn his death a loving companion, 4 sons and 4 daughters, 1 of whom, Maude, has been an invalid for about two and a half years; also 2 brothers, 3 half-brothers and 2 half-sisters.
We cannot follow the spirit's flight
To realms of darkness or endless light,
We can only pause at the open bier,
And trust in God's mercy as we drop a tear.
Hopeless we stand at the yawning grave,
Human love is powerless to save,
But God's power opens the portals of death
And breathes into our nostrils the life-giving breath.
Funeral services were held at South Union Church, Friday, July 14, conducted by Bro. S. E. Allgyer, assisted by Bro. C. H. Byler. Interment in South Union cemetery.

Shafer. - Joel S. Shafer was born Nov. 10, 1836; died July 11, 1911; aged 74 y. 8 m. 1 d. In 1862 he was married to Mary Arnold, who died in 1883. This union was blessed with 6 sons and 2 daughters. There are 20 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. One daughter died in infancy. He accepted Christ and united with the Church about three years ago. Funeral in the Susquehanna Church, Snyder Co., Pa., and buried in the adjoining cemetery., Text, Rev. 7:14-17.

Spriggle. - Ammon Spriggle was born Oct. 14, 1872; died July 19, 1911; aged 38 y. 9 m. 5 d. He was married to Amanda Reich, Feb. 8, 1894. To them were born 6 children. He leaves to mourn his early departure his widow, 6 children, 2 brothers 1 sister and 2 step-brothers. (One of these died since.) Two years ago last winter, during a series of meetings held at the Cross Roads M. H. near Richfield, Pa., Bro. Spriggle and wife accepted Christ and joined the Church. His death was caused by cancer in the face. After the doctors told him that he could not be cured his great concern was for the salvation of his unsaved friends. May his pleadings be heeded and his prayers answered. After considerable suffering for two months and after making all arrangements for his funeral he peacefully passed out of time on the morning of July 19. Funeral July 21 at Cross Roads, Snyder Co., Pa., by E. W. Graybill, Simon Auker and W. W. Graybill from his selected text, Matt. 7:7, 8.

Wenger. - Lucretia M. Wenger was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., Feb. 27, 1892; died June 20, 1911; aged 19 y. 3 m. 23 d. On May 18, 1907, she was converted and united with the Church of the Brethren. Soon afterwards she was taken sick with the measles and from then on until the time of her death she had been gradually failing. All has been done for her that willing hands and kind hearts could do to restore her to her usual health, but God knew best. The last eight months of her life she was confined to the house all the time. Many were her sufferings and pains, but she bore them patiently without a murmur, trusting (i)n the promises of God. On Dec. 18, 1910, she called for the elders and was annointed (i)n the name of the Lord, on May 26 she for the last time took communion with some of her associates. Many times young people came to see her and sang for her, which she so well enjoyed. But those scenes are ended. No more will we see her smiling face. But we hope for some good from those meetings. Burial at the Olive cemetery. Services by Vernon F. Schwalm and H. M. Schwalm. Text, Phil. 1:21. She was the only child of Bro. Eli and Sister Susan Wenger. We can not understand why she had to be taken so young and one needed so much, but hope some time we may understand.
Death has visited our circle
Robbed us of a daughter dear;
In the depth of our affliction,
Can we help but shed a tear?

And although no more we'll see her
In this vale of grief and gloom;
Yet we know, for Christ has said it,
We may meet in yon bright home.

Transcribed by: Mary Teeter, Michigan


Gospel Herald - Volume IV, Number 19 - August 10, 1911, page 303, 304

Hamilton. - Elias Jacob Hamilton was born in Livingston Co., Ill., August 27, 1870; died April 30, 1911, aged 40y., 8m. and 3d. He leaves to mourn His departure, wife, 8 children, mother, 9 brothers and 1 sister. Funeral services at the home on May 2, 1911. A short service was conducted at the house at 1 p. m. Then at the Hopewell Church at 3 p. m., funeral was conducted by the brethren, J. D. Mishler and J. P. Bontrager.

Hamilton. - Lela Elizabeth, daughter of Bro. and Sister E. J. Hamilton, was born Jan. 19, 1903; died June 29, 1911; aged 8y., 6m. and 10d. Father preceded her to the spirit world just three short months. Elizabeth leaves to mourn her early departure, mother, 4 brothers and 3 sisters. Funeral services at Hopewell Mennonite Church, near Hubbard, Oreg., June 30, 1911. Services conducted by Bro. J. P. Bontrager of Albany, Oreg.. Text, II Sam. 12:22-23.
J. P. B.

Smucker. - Emanuel E. Smucker was born Mar. 17, 1883, in Wayne Co., Ohio; died in Warwick Co., Va., July 27, 1911; aged 28y., 4m. and 10d. In his youth he confessed his Savior and united with the Amish Mennonite Church at Oak Grove near Smithville, Ohio, where his remains were laid away to await the resurrection morning. During his sickness caused by malaria he was patient and enjoyed to hear the Word of God and was submissive to God's will and helped to sing several hymns in his illness before his departure.

Hartzler. - Amanda B. Burkholder was born Feb. 6, 1872 in Wayne Co., Ohio; died July 29, 1911; aged 39y., 5m. and 23d. In her youth she was converted and united with the Amish Mennonite Church at Oak Grove, where her remains were laid away in the presence of a large number of friends and neighbors. On Dec. 24, 1895, she was united in marriage with Bro. Albert Hartzler. To this union were born 5 children, one having died in infancy. There remain to mourn her loss her husband, four children, her invalid mother, two brothers and four sisters and many sympathizing friends. She manifested her love to her Savior by her many Christian virtues and was loved by all who knew her.

Shank. - Ellen G., daughter of Bro. and Sister Benjamin M. and Amanda C. Shank died from the effects of lockjaw at her home, near Mt. Wolf, York Co., Pa., July 27, 1911; aged 4y., 11 m. and 9 d. It seems strange that Ellen was called away so soon, but God thought it best to take her home. When all human efforts fail, when our loved ones are taken away it is a great consolation to know that they are in that blessed condition pronounced upon little children when Jesus said, "For such is the kingdom of heaven." The funeral was held at Bassler's Church, Lancaster Co., Pa., Sunday, July 30, by the brethren Theodore Forry, John Landis and Simon Garber. Text, II Kings 4:26, latter clause. May God comfort the sorrowing parents.

Shrock. - Cora Dell, wife of Melvin D. Schrock, was born at Emma, Lagrange Co., Ind., Jan. 27, 1886; died July 17, 1911; aged 25y., 5m. and 20 d., she leaves an infant babe only three days old, also three other small children, the eldest not yet six years old, sorrowing husband and many near relatives and friends to mourn her loss. Her death was a shock to the whole community, as she had been seemingly as well as could be expected. She took a fainting spell at about 3 o,clock in the afternoon, but soon recovered from that; but just kept breathing harder and harder until the end came at about 4 o,clock. She was a member of the Mennonite Church, a good kind wife, and loving mother. Though her death came so very suddenly, we feel sure from the life she lived that she was prepared for the great change. May the rest of us take a warning and be ready also. Funeral services were conducted by Preacher Kulp. Interment in the Maymont cemetery.
A Sister.

Rudy. - Esther Rudy, nee Buckwalter, was born in Lancaster co., Pa., April 30, 1836. When fourteen years of age she came with her parents Jacob and Anna Buckwalter, to Ohio and located on a farm in Wayne Co., near Dalton. She was united in marriage Dec. 31, 1857, to Bro. Daniel Rudy. To them were born five children, viz., Barbara, Jacob, Albert, Christian and May. She died July 19, 1911, aged 75y., 2m. and 19d. Though sister Rudy has been blind for 25 years yet her spiritual eyes daily saw the Sun of Righteousness in whom she confidingly put all her trust. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite church for about 35 years and departed this life with bright evidence of Christian fortitude. A loving husband, 5 children, 4 brothers, 1 sister, 23 grand-children, and 3 great-grand-children and many other relatives and friends remain to mourn the loss of one whom they all loved. Funeral services were conducted July 21 at the Martin Church by S. G. Shetler and N. A. Lind.

Herr. - Caroline Smeltzer Herr was born Sept. 20, 1858; died July 25, 1911; aged 52y., 10m. and 5 d. She was united in marriage with Benjamin Herr, Dec. 15, 1877. To this union were born 12 children, two of whom preceded her to the spirit world. She leaves to mourn her departure 8 sons and 2 daughters, a husband, 2 brothers, 1 sister and 5 grandchildren. But there is this blessed consolation that they need not mourn as others who have no hope. She suffered extremely from dropsy for many months. Over a year ago she declared that she had lived in sin long enough and was willing to cast her lot with the people of God and upon confession of her faith she was baptised and acknowledged as a sister in the church. She bore her great suffering with Christian fortitude and continued faithful till death. The mortal remains were laid away to rest in the Union Center Cemetery adjoining the Brick Church, Elkhart Co., Ind. Services were conducted by Ezra Mullet and David Burkholder. Text, Heb. 9:27. The bereaved family has the sympathy of the friends and neighbors. May God sustain them by His grace.
David Burkholder.

Transcribed by: Mary Teeter, Michigan


Gospel Herald - Volume IV, Number 20 - August 17, 1911, page 319

Tossy. - Clayton, son of Walter and Katie Tossy was born in Seward Co., Nebr., Oct. 28, 1909; died July 6, 1911; aged 1 y. 8 m. 8 d. May God comfort the bereaved parents with His Word. Funeral services were held by the brethren, Jos. Schlegel and Jacob Stauffer.

Zook. - Elizabeth Mabel, adopted daughter of S. M. And Fannie B. Zook, was born at Kenmare, N. Dak., Oct. 9, 1910; died near Benzonia, Mich., July 24, 1911; aged 9 m. 14 d. Funeral services were conducted at the home by H. A. Weller of the Brethren Church, assisted by Martin Trapp, of the Congregational Church. Little Lizzie, a bright and loving child, had a smile for every one. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her, but especially in her home.
"A precious one from us has gone,
A voice we loved is stilled;
A place is vacant in our home,
Which never can be filled."

Birkey. - Barbara (Eigstein) Birkey was born Jan. 23, 1827; died Aug. 6, 1911; aged 84 y. 6 m. 12 d. She was united in marriage Aug. 22, 1847, with Joseph Birkey and lived in matrimony 55 y. 6 m. To this union were born 4 sons and 6 daughters. Her husband, 2 brothers, 5 sisters, 2 sons, 1 daughter, and 13 grandchildren preceded her to the spirit world. 2 sons, 5 daughters, 44 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers, 2 sisters and a host of relatives and friends mourn her departure.
Sister Birkey was a faithful member in the A. M. Church from youth. She lost her eyesight 13 years ago. She suffered much in her last days, but bore all patiently to the end. She was laid to rest in the East Fairview Cemetery near Woodriver, Nebr. Services by the brethren, Christian Rediger and Jos. Whitaker.

Freyenberger. - Sister Catherine Freyenberger, widow of the late Christian Freyenberger, was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, July 6, 1838; died July 15, 1911; aged 73 y. 9 . She came to Fulton Co., Ohio, with her parents when she was 4 years old, where she lived the remaining days of her life. She was married April 3, 1862. Her husband preceded her in death 8 days less than one year. To them were born 9 children. An only son and one daughter preceded her in death. She leaves 7 daughters, 24 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren and an only sister, together with many relatives and friends to mourn their loss. A little over one year of her last days was spent in bed. Her disease was such that it required much patient watching and nursing, which was faithfully and well done by the family. May God comfort those that mourn.

Yoder. - Violet Rebecca, daughter of Bro. and Sister Ira Yoder, was born in Howard Co., Ind., Jan. 7, 1910; died in Miama Co., Ind., Aug. 7, 1911; aged 1 y. 7 m. Funeral Aug. 9, at the A. M. Meeting House. Services conducted by J. S. Horner and N. M. Slabaugh from Job. 1:21. Buried in the Mast Cemetery. God has placed a precious flower in our home to remain but a short time. Our hearts are saddened when we think of the beautiful sunshine and smiles which she brought into our home. We feel sure that another tender blossom is transplanted from earth to heaven.
"O! tender little blossom,
That we treated with such great care,
Why hast thou left so soon
And left our hearts in despair?
Thou hast gone to Jesus,
To live in that heavenly home
Where the holy angels sing
Around the great white throne.

Martin. - Ruth, daughter of Pre. J. S. and Nannie Martin, died at their home, near Dale Enterprise, Va., July 26; aged 11 y. 10 m. 6 d. About four weeks before her death she fell from a load of barley into a fork which penetrated her brain about four inches. It was not long till she became conscious and for some time seemed to be in a fair way to recover, but later took a turn and all that loving hands and skilled physicians could do availed nothing. Death claimed her. The hand of affliction has been laid heavily upon this family. The mother has not been in good health for some years. They have buried six children. Two are still living. One of them is in poor health. The other one fell from a load of hay while Ruth was in bed and broke his arm. Much sympathy is felt for them in their affliction. Funeral services were held July 28 at Weaver,s Church, conducted by Christian Good and S. H. Rhodes in the presence of a very large audience. Text, Luke 8:52, which was selected by the family of the departed one. Burial in the cemetery near the church.

Moyer. - Nancy Moyer was born in Fayette Co., Pa., January 2, 1821; died in Elkhart Ind., Aug. 3, 1911; aged 90 y. 7 m. 1 d. On April 13, 1856, she was married to John B. Moyer, whose loss she was called to mourn Jan. 19, 1885. To this union were born 2 sons and 2 daughters. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Lizzie Bollinger, one son, Jacob B. Moyer, 8 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. She was the daughter of Bish. Joseph and Elizabeth Bixler and was one of a family of 14 children, all but one of whom are now dead. She united with the Mennonite Church in early life. Her last illness dated from about July 4 and she was confined to her bed from July 30 until Thursday morning, when she peacefully passed away. A short service was held at the home in Elkhart, Sunday, Aug. 6, after which the regular funeral service was held at the Olive Mennonite Church, south of Elkhart. C. C. Kindey, of the Brethren Church, conducted the services at the home; J. E. Hartzler at the church. Text, Job 5:26.

Risser. - Jacob B. Risser was born Dec. 27, 1867, near Brunnerville, Pa., on the farm on which he lived all his life and where he died July 29, 1911; aged 43 y. 7 m. 2 d. On Nov. 13, 1890, he was married to Sue Hershey, who with 3 sons and 4 daughters survive him, one daughter having preceded him to the spirit world. He is also survived by his mother, 2 brothers and 4 sisters.
Bro. Risser was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for some years, and a trustee of the Hammer Creek Church at the time of his death.
He was in ill health since May, 1910, and confined to his bed for nine weeks, suffering with tuberculosis of the lungs. Shortly before his death he told his mother that he was ready to go if the Lord wills, but realized that his family still needed him. He had made preparation for his funeral as far as possible. The night before his death he sang with great fervor the hymn, "Oh, that will be joyful."
The funeral was held Aug. 1 with services at the Hammer Creek Church, conducted by Bros. Jonas Hess, Noah Landis and Linn Longenecker. Text, II Tim. 4:6-8. An overflow meeting was held at the school house near by, conducted by Hiram Kauffman, Cyrus Gibbel and A. S. Hottenstein. Burial in cemetery near by.
"He has gone from his dear ones, his children, his wife,
Whom he willingly toiled for and loved as his life.
Oh God! how mysterious, how strange are Thy ways,
To take from us our dear father in the best of his days."

Transcribed by: Mary Teeter, Michigan


Gospel Herald - Volume IV, Number 21 - August 24, 1911, page 335

Buckwalter. - Judith, daughter of Bressler, and grand-daughter of John Buckwalter, died Aug. 12, 1911; aged 17 y. 11 m. 2 d. She found Christ when 13 years old. At 17 her health began to fail, consumption began to develop. She never complained about her lot. She asked her father if she would know her mother over there, and after examining Matt. 22:30 I told him that we are so alike over there that we shall not know one from the other. God is no respecter of persons. Funeral by John and Sanford Landis. Buried at Stumptown, Lancaster Co., Pa.

Shehei. - Flave Shehei was born July 2, 1885, and died at the Mennonite Sanitarium near La Junta, Colo., of tuberculosis, Aug. 1, 1911; aged 26 y. 1 m. 5 d. He was seriously ill with an incurable disease when he came to the Sanitarium nearly eight months ago. Besides, his soul was suffering spiritual leprosy. Jesus wonderfully healed the latter, and then took him home. He died rejoicing in the Lord. He leaves a sorrowing wife (who also was converted) and 2 small children. Funeral services were conducted at the Mennonite Church in La Junta, by D. H. Bender assisted by Geo. Ross. Text, I Cor. 15:54.

Hershberger. - Noah Hershberger was born in Somerset Co., Pa., Aug. 1, 1838; died near Shipshewana, Ind., July 22, 1911; aged 73 y. 11 m. 21 d. He was married to Susan Eash, Mar. 4, 1860. To this union were born 13 children, 3 of whom preceded him to the spirit world. He leaves to mourn his departure wife, 10 children, 1 sister, 35 grand-children, and 3 great-grandchildren. He was one of the oldest members of the Shore Church. For the last year his health has been failing so that he couldn,t attend services. Funeral was held July 24, at the Shore M. H. where a large congregation had met to pay the last respects. Funeral services were conducted by A. S. Cripe and Y. C. Miller. Texts, Rev. 14:13 and II Cor. 5:1, 2.

Graybill. - Mary Shelley, daughter of John and Elizabeth Shelley, was born in Mifflin Co., Pa., Mar. 29, 1836; died in Newton, Kans., Aug. 9, 1911; aged 75 y. 4 m. 10 d. She was married to Amos Graybill Jan. 13, 1857. To this union were born 7 sons and 3 daughters. All but one lived to attend the funeral, the other one having preceded her to the spirit world. She united with the Mennonite Church at the age of 21, and remained a faithful member to the end. Bro. Graybill preceded his companion to the eternal world by 10 years. In the year 1877, the family moved to Walton, Kans., and later to Newton. Funeral services were conducted at the Pennsylvania Church, six miles from Newton, Aug. 11, by T. M. Erb assisted by D. H. Bender and the Presbyterian minister from Newton. Text, Mark 14:8, "She hath done what she could." Interment in the cemetery adjoining.

Eby. - Anna (Bemiller) Eby was born June 22, 1885; and passed away Aug. 9, 1911; aged 26 y. 1 m. 17 d. She is one of the family of 6 children of Philip and Margaret Bemiller, of which she is the first member to pass into the great beyond. Until marriage she spent all her life at the home of her parents where she also was at the time of her death.
In 1903 she united in marriage to Jacob E. Eby, to which union were born two children, Lowell and Roscoe J., who with their father survive her early departure. In 1910 she united with the Mennonite Church, of which body she was a faithful member until death. When she fully realized that recovery was improbable she anxiously awaited the time when she could leave this world and enter the joys beyond. She leaves husband, 2 sons, father, mothers, 3 brothers and 2 sisters to mourn her early departure. Her great desire, which she expressed during her sickness, was that she might meet them in heaven.
Funeral services at the Olive Church conducted by Geo. Lambert and D. A. Yoder.

Transcribed by: Mary Teeter, Michigan


Gospel Herald - Volume IV, Number 22 - August 31, 1911, page 351

Rhodes. - Nina Bell Archer was born in Lee Co., Ill., Oct. 3, 1878; died in Oscoda Co., Mich., Aug. 7, 1911; aged 32 y. 9 m. 7 d. She was married to Myron Rhodes in 1898. To this union were born 2 daughters, aged 6 and 4 years. Husband, 2 daughters, mother and 4 brothers remain to mourn their loss. Saddest of all is that she never made an open confession. "If we confess our sins God is able and willing to forgive us our sins." So this is another great warning. Funeral sermon was preached at the house by E. A. Bontrager from Job 19:21. Remains were laid to rest in the Fairview Cemetery.

Henderson. - Effie, daughter of J. W. and Nettie Henderson, was born June 4, 1910; died Aug. 10, 1911; aged 1 y. 2 m. 6 d. She was sick only a few days. She leaves to mourn her departure father, mother, 1 sister, 2 brothers, 2 half-brothers and 3 half-sisters. Funeral services were held at the Mountain View Church, by A. P. Heatwole. Text, Mark 10:15, 16.
"Darling baby, how we miss you,
Never, never can we tell
How our bleeding hearts are aching,
Since we bowed to say farewell."
__ By an Aunt

Ebersole. - David D. Ebersole was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., April 9, 1832; died at his home in Sterling, Ill., Aug. 15, 1911; aged 79 y. 4 m. 6 d. Funeral services were conducted Aug. 18 at the Science Ridge Church by A. C. Good and John Nice. Text, Psa. 73:24,25, and Num. 23:10 (last clause). Bro. Ebersole was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. He is survived by his wife, 1 son, 4 daughters, 20 grandchildren, and 1 sister. Two daughters, 1 son, and 2 grandchildren have preceded him to the heavenly home.
"Husband rest, thy labors ended,
Father rest, thy toils are o'er,
Grandpa rest, from earthly sorrows
We hope to meet thee, on the eternal shore."

Risser. - Bro. Ira Lewis, son of Bro. Samuel and Sister Alice Risser of Maugansville, Md., was born Sept. 10, 1895; died Aug. 8, 1911; aged 15 y. 10 m. 28 d. God has taken from this home an only child, we trust for some good purpose, as God's ways are not our ways. Ira had accepted Christ and was baptized during his sickness. After he had peace in his soul, he had a desire to see his associates and warn them to turn to Christ before it is too late. "Oh," he said, "if only every child would turn on the way to glory before they get out in sin." He told those that were at his bedside not to weep for him, that he was happy and wanted to meet them on the other shore. In his last moments he said he saw a vision opening to glory, then calmly and peacefully fell asleep without one struggle. I would yet say to those who are out of Christ, heed this young brother's warning. His remains were laid to rest in Reiff's cemetery. Funeral sermon by the brethren, George Keener and Christian Strite, from Luke 12:40.

Musselman. - Jacob Musselman was born July 5, 1831, one mile west of New Holland, Pa., where he lived most of his life. He moved to Bareville, Pa., 1898, where he died July 10, 1911, aged 80 y. 5 d. He leaves a widow, 7 children, 29 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and 1 sister, our loss is his eternal gain. Two children, 8 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren going home before. He was sick in bed five days, in which the children had the blessed privilege of coming home and ministering to his needs. We found him the same loving father, only the fruit of the Spirit more beautiful, fully ripened, "Rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing instant in prayer." He fell sweetly asleep in Jesus, while we stood around and wept, but God had wiped all tears from his eyes. I Thes. 4:13-18; Rev. 21:4. Funeral July 13. A short service at the house by John L. Landis. Services continued at Groffdale Church (where he was a faithful member almost 60 years) by Bros. Benj. Weaver and Banks Winey. Text, John 14:2. To all who have ministered during sickness and death, Heb. 6:10. "Blessed are the dead which died in the Lord henceforth; Yea saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors; and their works do follow them."

Transcribed by: Mary Teeter, Michigan

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