Gospel Herald Obituaries - June, 1914

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Gospel Herald - Volume VII, Number 10 - June 4, 1914 - p. 158, 159

Brouwer. - Florence Cynthia, daughter of Herman and Maggie Brouwer, was born near New Paris, Ind., April 23, 1908; died at the same place May 19, 1914; aged 6 y. 26 d. Death was caused by inflammatory rheumatism, affecting the heart. While our hearts are caused to be sad at the departure of our loved one, we can have the consolation that she is in the arms of Jesus and He can heal our sorrowful hearts if we trust in Him. [Note: begin page 159] Funeral services and burial at the Whitehead Church, May 21. Services were conducted by J. W. Christophel. Text, Job 1:21 (latter clause).

Kirk. - Haines Kirk, of Rockton, Pa., was born Dec. --, 1824; died May 21, 1914; aged 90 y. 5 m. 16 [?] d. His wife preceded him to the spirit world about 12 years. He leaves to mourn his departure, 3 sons and 2 daughters. He was in good health until a few days before his death. Deceased was a man of excellent character, a kind father and good neighbor, was highly esteemed and respected by all who knew him. Services were conducted at the house by Abram Metzler of Martinsburg, Pa. Text, "There is but a step between me and death." Interment in the Luthersburg Cemetery. [Transcriber's note: the birth date is copied here as printed, with a large dash after the month; for the age at death, the numeral in the ones column of "days was difficult to read but is most likely a "6."]

Hostetler. - Wilma Lorean, daughter of Frank and Lizzie Hostetler, was born Aug. 18, 1913; died near Inman, Kans, May 20, 1914; aged 9 m. 2 d. The cause of her death was spinal meningitis. She was sick only 3 days and was not considered seriously ill when the family retired. A little later they awoke and found her spirit had gone to the one who gave it. The family requests the prayers of all God's praying people that they may live lives that will be acceptable to their heavenly Father, so that when their life's work is ended they may be so happy as to meet the dead one in glory.

"This lonely bud so young and fair,
Called hence by early doom,
Just came to show how sweet a flower
In paradise doth bloom."

Funeral services were held at the West Liberty Mennonite Church conducted by C. D. Yoder and Allen H. Erb.

Augspurger. - Mary Augspurger was born in Butler Co., O., May 10, 1842; died from an attack of pneumonia at her late home in Champaign Co., O., May 12, 1914; aged 72 y. 2 d. She was united in marriage with Christian Augspurger Mar. 27, 1866, who preceded her to the eternal world Jan. 31, 1907. To this union were born 4 children (Sarah, Emma, Bena and Wilhelmina), who are left to mourn the loss of a most precious and kind mother. She also leaves 2 grandchildren, 2 brothers, 2 sisters, and many friends survive her. In her youth she united with the Amish Mennonite Church, in which she remained faithful to the end.

"Sweetly sleep, then, dearest mother,
Since our Savior thought it best,
Earthly life to change for glory,
Cares and trials for sweetest rest."

Funeral services were held May 15, at the South Union Church, conducted by S. E. Allgyer, assisted by J. J. Warye. Interment near the church [Transcriber's note: the given name Bena is copied as printed in the obituary.]

Meier. - Mrs. Amanda Meier, beloved wife of Frantz Meier, died April 18, 1914, at their home near Berlin, Ont.; aged 69 y. 3 m. 24 d. She leaves besides her sorrowing husband, 10 children, which were all present at the funeral. She was a kind and loving mother and an affectionate grandmother and will be greatly missed in the home. Funeral services on the 21st at the house by Urias Weber and at the East End Mennonite Church at Berlin by Pre. Weber in English and Pre. Bowman in German. Her death was sudden as she had been working all day Friday as usual and between 2 and 3 o'clock in the night she was seized with a sick spell and by the time the doctor arrived she was a corpse, death taking place early Saturday morning. Calmly fallen asleep in Jesus.

We miss her, oh, we miss her,
When we see the vacant chair;
And the room is sad without her,
For there is no grandma there.
By a grandchild.

Yoder. - Samuel K. Yoder was born in Mifflin Co., Pa., Sept. 26, 1834; moved with his parents to Logan Co., O., in 1851, where he was married to Sarah Troyer in 1856; moved to Lagrange Co., Ind., in 1863. His wife died June 15, 1872. To this union were born 7 children, of whom 3 survive. Was married again to Barbara Yoder in 1873. To this union were born 10 children, of whom 4 survive. Moved to Cass Co., Mo., in 1890, where he resided until death. He died May 20, 1914; aged 80 y. 7 m. 24 d. He confessed his Savior in his youth and united with the Amish Mennonite Church of which he remained a faithful member until death. He was confined to his home for 3 years and 6 months being unable to walk for 2 years and 9 months, gradually declining in speech and strength, enduring all very patiently, when death came unexpectedly. He leave [sic] a sorrowing wife, 5 sons, 2 daughters, 33 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren to mourn his departure., The funeral was held at the Sycamore Grove Church May 23, conducted by J.. J. Hartzler in German and L. J. Miller in English. Text, Job 19:25, 26. Interment at the Clearfork Cemetery.

Greer. - Emma Adeline Greer (nee Zook) was born near West Liberty, O., July 30, 1863, and peacefully passed to her reward May 19, 1914; aged 50 y. 9 m.. 18 d. Her death was due to a complication of diseases. In January, 1889, she was united in marriage to James M. Greer. To this union were born 6 children, 4 of whom preceded her to the spirit world in infancy; the others (Mabel and Ernest) survive. In the year 1889 Bro. and Sister Greer moved to Garden City, Mo., where they resided until 1911, when they came back to the vicinity of West Liberty, where they have since lived. Her last five years had been years of suffering, but she bore it all very patiently, never murmuring nor complaining, frequently desiring for the end to come, to be in the presence and associations of her Master, where pain and sickness are unknown. She will be greatly missed in the home, in the Church, and in the community. She united with the Mennonite Church in her early life, where she ever proved her faithfulness and true Christian fidelity. Thus with the example of her noble character and her positive hopes for the future, we have every evidence the transition was for her eternal happiness. "Just now we are thinking, dear mother, Of the grief that has come to our home, How you left us in silence one morning, All so lonely in sorrow and gloom." Funeral services at the Oak Grove Church, May 21, conducted by Bros. S. E. Allgyer and J. J. Warye. Interment in the Hooley Cemetery.

Steiner. - John M. Steiner (who had been an invalid for nearly two years) died April 30, 1914; aged 85 y. 5 m. 7 d. He was born in Wayne Co., O., Nov. 28, 1828, and was married to Elizabeth Amstutz Sept. 9, 1852. To this union were born 11 children. His wife and 2 children preceded him to the spirit world.. He was buried in the cemetery near the Swiss Mennonite Church near Dalton, O. Funeral services were conducted by Nicholas Amstutz at the house and at the church by J. J. Nusbaum and J. Moser in German and C. N. Amstutz in English. Bro. Steiner united with the Swiss Mennonite Church in his 20th year and lived an exemplary Christian life to the end of his days. But few equaled him in the obedience to the true orthodox faith, following in the footsteps and commandments of our Savior. He was respected by nearly all who knew him. The large church was filled to overflowing. He leaves 9 children, 60 grandchildren, and 52 great- grandchildren. One sister (Mrs. Fred Conrad), Peter D. and Samuel Steiner of Bluffton, Ohio, and Peter and Samuel were present at the funeral. His son, Samuel, who had been afflicted with rheumatism, also one daughter, could not be present at the funeral. He had a desire to depart from this wicked world, yet was resigned to God's will. The Bible and the "unpartyish Song Book" were his principal books, though he had other books to read. He had selected several songs to be sung at his funeral. He laid great stress upon the teachings of Paul who was moved by the Holy Ghost to write what he did, I Cor. 11:1-16 among the rest. It is useless for any man to teach other doctrines besides what Paul and the other apostles taught. Gal. 1:8, 9. Some of his letters to the writer may be published later, the Lord willing.

Landes. - Barbara Landes, nee Miller, was born in Holmes Co., O., Jan. 31, 1831; died at Hesston, Kans., May 16, 1914; aged 83 y. 3 m. 15 d. She was married to Alpheus Landes, Aug. 18, 1850. To this union were born 6 sons and 4 daughters, all of whom survive her except 1 daughter. She is also survived by a half-brother, 47 grandchildren, 5 grandchildren having passed on before, and 32 great-grandchildren, making a total posterity of 94. Bro. and Sister Landes moved to Kansas in February, 1880, and settled on a farm near Canton in McPherson Co., where they resided the remaining days of their wedded life, the husband having preceded her to the spirit world on June 12, 1912. Grandmother Landes was one of these quiet, contented, amiable mothers in Israel. Her life was full of good deeds. She had a kind word for everybody and lived peaceably with her neighbors and faithfully served her God and her Church. She united with the Mennonite Church in early womanhood and for 60 years was a faithful and consistent member. After the death of her husband she spent most of her time with her children. It was at the home of her daughter, wife of Bro. Sam Wenger, that she breathed her last. She was much concerned for the conversion and welfare of her children spiritually and made it a practice, as long as she was able, to daily go out to a seculded [sic] place and pray for the conversion of her children. May her prayers be answered, even after her departure. Her end was peaceful, having succumbed to the affection she had for 40 years, dropsy, which affected the heart. Funeral services were conducted at the home at Hesston on May 18, by J. B. Smith and D. H. Bender, and at the Spring Valley Church in the afternoon by D. A. Diener, D. S. Brunk, and D. H. Bender; text, "She hath done what she could." Interment in the cemetery adjoining.

Transcribed by Debbie Kapp, Pennsylvania


Gospel Herald - Volume VII, Number 11 - June 11, 1914 - p. 174, 175

Mishler. - Peter C. Mishler was born Oct. 7, 1827, in Holmes Co., O.; died in Lagrange Co., Ind., May 20, 1914; aged 86 y. 7 m. 13 d. He was married to Mary Yoder, Jan. 14, 1855. To this union were born 7 children. His wife and 6 children preceded him to the spirit world. One son, 10 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren survive him. He had been a member of the A. M. Church for many years and his place at church was seldom vacant. Funeral May 22. Services by S. E. Weaver and D. D. Miller.

Kuhns. - Josiah Kuhns was born Apr. 4, 1837; died May 21, 1914; aged 77 y. 1 m. 17 d. He leaves to mourn their loss his beloved wife, 3 sons, 5 daughters, 39 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 4 brothers, 1 sister, and many relatives and friends. He lived in matrimony with Katie Gerber, 56 years. He was a member in the Mennonite Church from his youth. Funeral services were held in English by Bro. Fred Gingerich, text Jer. 22:10, and in German by Bro. Peter Kennel, text Job 14:14. Interment at Salem Cemetery near Shickley, Nebr. Peace to his ashes.

Eash. - Katie (Miller) Eash was born in Somerset Co., Pa., Mar. 22, 1838; died May 9, 1914; aged 76 y. 1 m. 27 d. She was married to Jonathan Eash Nov. 15, 1855, who died Dec. 21, 1906. To this union were born 8 children, Polly, Levi, and Lizzie of Lagrange Co., Ind., Fannie and Martha of Elkhart Co., Ind., and Jacob of Newaygo Co., Mich., and Anna, who died when about 1 year old, and one who died an infant. Also 29 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren survive. They moved from Somerset Co., Pa., to Lagrange Co., Ind., in 1865, on the farm known at [sic] the Jonathan Eash farm in Newbury Twp., where they lived together until her husband was called away, Dec. 21, 1906. Polly, their daughter married to Geo. Mishler moved on the farm in 1905 and cared for them until they departed this life. The deceased was a member of the A. M. Church about 57 years. Funeral services by Y. C. Miller and D. D. Miller.

Beery. - Lavina, daughter of Samuel and Mary Beery, was born in Perry Co., O., Apr. 23, 1849; died May 8, 1914; aged 65 y. 15 d. She was the next youngest of a family of 12 children, 7 of whom preceded her to the other shore. She accepted Jesus as her Savior about 40 years ago and united with the Mennonite Church, where she lived her convictions in an exemplary life, true to God and the Church, to the end of her days. She was married to James Cummans, Oct. 20, 1895, and lived in wedlock 8 1/2 years, when her husband passed over, April 23, 1904. Her quiet unassuming life appealed to all with whom she came in touch, and will be rememered [sic] by the bereft ones who will not weep as those who have no hope. She was highly esteemed by her nephews and nieces and was known as "Aunt Vina" by many not thus related. Funeral services conducted by Bro. John Blosser at the Turkey Run Church. Text, "The Master is come and calleth for thee" (Jno. 11:28). Many relatives and friends met to pay that last tribute of respect to one that was dear to them.

Yoder. - Lydia Swartzendruber Yoder was born Dec. 24, 1887, in Johnson Co., Ia.; died Feb. 21, 1914; aged 26 y. 1 m. 27 d. She was joined in matrimony to Arthur Yoder Oct. 12, 1909. Lived in matrimony 4 y. 4 m. 9 d. She leaves a deeply bereaved husband, a pair of twin babies (boy), father, mother, 1 brother, her aged grandparents, and a host of friends to mourn her early departure. She united with the Amish Mennonite Church at the age of 18 years and remained a consistent member until death. The deceased was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. J. Swartzendruber. She was a fine young woman, a true Christian, and her death is widely mourned. The funeral services were held at Upper Deer Creek Church, Monday, at 1 P. M., conducted by P. P. Swartzendruber, assisted by Wm. K. Miller. Interment in cemetery near by.

"Weep not for me, my husband dear,
Since I must go and leave you here;
With Jesus I shall happy be,
Husband, do not weep for me!

"Dear parents do not grieve for me,
While I am in eternity;
But be content and trust in God.
And you'll receive a great reward."

Rover. - Samuel Rover died May 24, near Mechanics Grove, Pa., at the home [Note: begin page 176] of Pre. Rufus P. Bucher (whose wife was his foster- granddaughter, having raised her mother, and had always lived at Manheim until five years ago when he moved to the Bucher home). He simply fell asleep in Jesus, from infirmities of age, his age being 83 y. 8 m. 18 d. The Bible was his constant companion and delight. Services conducted by John B. Myer and W. C. Fasnacht at the house Tuesday afternoon, and Wednesday afternoon at Hernley Mennonite Church north of Manheim by John Snavely and Isaac Brubaker. One brother survives, but no children.

Transcribed by Debbie Kapp, Pennsylvania


Gospel Herald - Volume VII, Number 12 - June 18, 1914 - p. 191

Hooley. - Cora M. Smith was born Jan. 18, 1890; died June 3, 1914; aged 24 y. 4 m. 15 d. She joined the Mennonite Church in her youth and was united in marriage to Edward S. Hooley, Dec. 10, 1908. She leaves to mourn their loss husband, father, 3 sisters, and 2 brothers. The husband wishes to thank the neighbors and friends who so kindly remembered them in their sickness and death.

Lilly. - Viola Christina Lilly, daughter of John and Sister Florence Lilly, was born May 3, 1913; died June 2, 1914; aged 1 y. 29 d. She had never been very strong and on the morning of the 2nd passed quietly away. She is survived by her father and many other relatives and friends. Her mother died about a year ago. Services by E. D. Hess from I Sam. 20:3.

Yoder. - Anna (Fordenwald) Yoder, of Smithville, O., was born Feb. 10, 1839; died Dec. 26, 1913; aged 74 y. 10 m. 16 d. She was maried [sic] to Joash Yoder Jan. 28, 1890, and was a kind and devoted wife until his death Nov. 23, 1899. She gave her heart to God and united with the A. M. Church at the age of 21 and enjoyed the religion of Jesus Christ until her death. She was exceedingly patient in her sickness, but desired to go to her eternal home. Funeral services were conducted by Bro. Daniel Kauffman, who spoke from Isa. 38:1.

Yoder. - Benjamin Yoder was born Feb. 20, 1862; died near Pettisville, O., May 31, 1914; aged 52 y. 3 m. 11 d. In the year 1882 he was married to Fanny Yoder who preceded him in death in 1891. To this union were born 2 daughters. He was married a second time to Fannie Nusbaum, Sept. 29, 1892, who is now left to mourn his departure. Bro. Yoder suffered of a lingering disease of over two years' duration. During all this time, although at times his suffering was intense he bore his pains patiently without a murmur. He leaves to mourn their loss his sorrowing wife, 2 daughters, 1 grandchild, 1 brother, 1 sister, 1 half-brother, and 1 half-sister, together with many friends and relatives. But they mourn not as such as have no hope. Funeral was held at the Central Church June 2 where appropriate remarks were made by E. L. Frey and S. D. Greiner.

Kauffman. - Nancy Kauffman (nee Troyer) was born Mar. 4, 1843; died at Topeka, Ind., Feb. 28, 1914; aged 70 y. 11 m. 24 d. She was married to D. J. Kauffman and lived with him 49 years. To this union were born 2 sons and 5 daughters and 26 grandchildren. She united with the A. M. Church in her youth and was faithful to the end. The following children survive her: Ida, Joseph, Ora, of Chappell, Nebr.; Emma of Cain, Ia.; Clara, Nannie, of Mantua, O.; Sadie of Topeka, Ind. The children were all present at her bedside when she died, but one son. The family chain is now broken. Mother was the first called home beyond. Funeral was held at Maple Grove Church by A. J. Yontz.
Mother, thou art sweetly resting,
Here your toils and cares are o'er,
Pain and sickness, death and sorrow,
Never can distress thee more.
By a daughter.

Detweiler. - Mrs. Saloma A. Detweiler (nee Miller) was born in Wayne Co., O., Feb. 8, 1836; died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. L. Byler, June 6, 1914; aged 78 y. 3 m. 28 d. Her death was due to a complication of diseases. She was united in marriage to Adam Detweiler, Dec. 5, 1855, who preceded her to the spirit world May 16, 1904. To this union were born 2 sons and daughters, all of whom survive except one son, also 41 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren having passed on before. She is also survived by one sister. She was a kind and loving mother and affectionate grandmother who will be greatly missed in the home. In youth she united with the A. M. Church in which she remained faithful to the end. The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to the neighbors and friends for their help during the sickness and death of mother.

Thut. - Steiner S. Thut, son of Peter B. and Mary Thut, was born near Ada, O., Oct. 28, 1885; died Apr. 20, 1914, in Elkhart, Ind.; aged 28 y. 5 m. 23 d. Thirteen years ago he moved to Middlebury, Ind., with his parents, and four years ago he was married to Clela Whitmyer to which union were born two sons, the eldest preceded the father in death. Stricken with typhoid fever in Evansville, Ind., while on a commercial trip, he remained in that city a week and was then taken to his home where he was confined until his death. He leaves to mourn their loss wife, one son, Robert, mother, two brothers, six sisters, besides a host of relatives and friends.
Steiner was the youngest of a family of nine children and the second to pass into the great beyond, the father having been called away four years ago. It is hard to give up our dear ones but our Father knoweth best, and in submission we bow our heads and say, "Thy will be done."

Hartzler. - J. K. Hartzler was born in Fairfield Co., O., Jan, 14, 1836; died at Knox, Ind., May 6, 1914; aged 78 y. 3 m. 20 d. He was the youngest son of John and Lydia Hartzler who moved to Elkhart Co., Ind., when Joseph was twelve years old. He was married to Catharine Sutuzman Jan. 8, 1867, and 4 years later moved to Stark Co., Ind., where he purchased a 97 acre farm which still remains in his name. Thirteen years later he purchased a hardware store in Knox, Ind., and was engaged in that business until his death. Two children preceded him to the spirit world. Surviving him are his widow, one son, Mahlon at Knox, and one daughter, Mrs. Clifford Fletcher of Ft. Wayne, one brother, David, and a sister, Leah Wenger, both of Topeka, Ind., aged 81 and 90 years respectively. The funeral was held at the home in Knox, Ind., May 8, after which the body was taken to Topeka. Here it was conveyed to the home of his brother, David, where a brief service was conducted by Bro. J. Kurtz, many relatives and friends being present. He is now sleeping the sleep that knows no breaking among those of his own family name.

Transcribed by Debbie Kapp, Pennsylvania


Gospel Herald - Volume VII, Number 13 - June 25, 1914 - p. 207, 208

Comrer. - Frances Hernley, wife of Edd. Comrer, was born in Halifax Co., Va., April 1, 1856; died May 10, 1914; aged 58 y. 1 m. 19 d. She was a member of the Mennonite Church for six years. Buried May 20 in the Comrer graveyard, near Wolf Trap, Va. Services at the graveyard by Bro. Levi Good. Peace to her memory.

Herr. - Ellen Mae, daughter of Enos K. and Frances (Hoffman) Herr, died at their residence north of Salunga, Pa., June 8. She had been suffering from complication of diseases and has now gone to a better land with the angels in heaven where she need suffer no more. The funeral was held June 11 at East Petersburg Mennonite Church by Bros. Hiram Kauffman and Isaac Brubaker. Text, Luke 8:52, "She is not dead, but sleepeth."

"Heaven now has one more treasure,
Earth can but the casket keep;
But her joy is beyond measure,
With a blessed, peaceful sleep."

Weaver. - Bro. Otho B. Weaver died at his home near Mt. Clinton, Va., June 4, 1914; aged 39 y. 4 m. 17 d. He had been suffering for some months with stomach trouble, supposed to be cancer. At times his sufferings were so severe that notwithstanding he had a great desire to remain with his family, he was willing to depart and be with the Lord, having a hope of a glorious resurrection. He leaves a widow and 4 children to mourn their loss. Funeral services were conducted by S. H. Rhodes and H. A. Young on the 6th at the Weaver Church in the presence of a very large congregation, after which his body was laid to rest in the cemetery near by. Text, Job 14:14.

Mann. - Levi Daniel, son of George A. and Grace Mann, died in the hospital in St. Catharines, Ont., June 11, 1914. He was born at Vineland, Ont. Sept. 20, 1910. Little Levi had been in frail health for about two years, suffering from the effects of a cold. Following a recent attack of pneumonia, an abscess formed on his lung, necessitating an operation from which he had not strength to recover. Meningitis was the immediate cause of death. Bro. and Sister Mann have the sympathy of the community in the loss of their only son. But they have the comfort of knowing that "Of such is the kingdom of heaven." Funeral services were conducted on the 13th by Gilbert Bearrs, assisted by Pre. Warder, at the Vineland Mennonite Church, where interment was made. Text, II Kings 4:26.

Bergey. - Eva, daughter of David and Louisa Bergey, was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., Sept. 12, 1875. Failing somewhat in health for a few years, she finally succumbed to an attack of septicaemia and heart failure, on June 12, 1914. Sister Eva was patient in her suffering and resigned to the will of God. She was always active and earnest in her work and desirous of doing all the good she could for others. [Note: begin p. 208] her place in the home, in the community, and Church will be greatly missed. She was converted to God in 1892, and has since that time been an interested and active worker in the Church. The large concourse of relatives and friends who met at the funeral services on the 15th bears witness to the esteem in which she was held and to the sympathy extended to the family in their bereavement. They sorow [sic], but not without hope.. Services were conducted by Noah Stouffer and S. F. Coffman. Text, Jno. 10:28. Interment at the Blenheim burying grounds.

Kauffman. - Oakley Alleyne, son of Samuel and Alice Kauffman, was born in Garden City, Mo., Oct. 25, 1893; died near Warrensburg, Mo., May 27, 1914; aged 20 y. 7 m. 2 d. The circumstances attending his death were peculiarly sad. He had been attending school at Warrensburg and about midnight following commencement attempted to board a train for his home at Garden City. He was found dead the next morning. It is supposed that he was late in boarding the train, that the door was shut leaving him outside, and that he was stripped off while crossing a bridge, underneath which he was found. He leaves mother, one sister, grandfather, and many relatives and friends to mourn his untimely death. His body was taken to Garden City for burial, where a large concourse of people assembled to pay the last tributes of respect to one whom they knew and loved. May God in his mercy comfort the bereaved mother and family and open the eyes of many to the fact that we are liable to be called from time to eternity at any moment.

Graybill. - Solomon Graybill died June 7, 1914, aged 76 y. 6 m. 10 d. On Dec. 22, 1864, he was united in marriage to Mary Ellen Winey. They lived together in wedlock 50 years and 5 months. This union was blessed with 2 children; one son, Pre. E. W. Graybill, and one daughter, Mrs. J. G. Shelley; also 9 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. One grandchild and 2 great- grandchildren preceded him to the spirit world. On Jan. 1, 1878, Bro. Graybill was ordained to the ministry in the Mennonite Church, where he faithfully served until death removed him; being identified with the wing that withdrew from the main body some thirty years ago. He was a good husband, kind father and grandfather. He was the youngest son of Pre. Christian and Barbara Graybill, who had a family of 11 children, 7 sons and 4 daughters. His funeral was held from his late home at Richfield, Pa., June 10, conducted by Jacob. G. Snyder of Roaring Spring, Pa., Wm. Seiber, Mifflintown, Pa., J. F. Riehl, Louisburg, P.A. Apple and Wm. Graybill of Richfield.

Transcribed by Debbie Kapp, Pennsylvania

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