Gospel Herald Obituaries - September, 1914

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Gospel Herald - Volume VII, Number 23 - September 3, 1914, page 375

Thomas.-Dorsey Willard, adopted son of Bro. Amos and Sister Fannie Thomas of Hollsopple, Pa., died Aug. 10, 1914; aged 2 y. 3 m. 19 d. Funeral services were conducted at the Blough Church on the 11th, by L. A. Blough. Burial in the graveyard near the church.

Kreider.-Anna, widow of the late Isaac Kreider, was born Dec. 16, 1825; died Aug. 1, 1914; aged 88 y. 7 m. 15 d. She died at the home of her son Tobias R. Kreider in Paradise Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., with whom she and grandfather had their home for nearly 26 years. Grandfather died Dec. 16, 1913. Grandmother had been in failing health for quite a while with heart failure and old age. She was long a member of the Mennonite Church. Although weak in body with her life ebbing fast away she was strong in the Spirit, and uttered a short prayer before she passed away. We believe our loss is her eternal gain. She leaves to mourn her departure 9 children, 43 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild. The funeral was held from the home of her son Aug. 4, and at the Paradise Mennonite Church, conducted by Sanford Landis and Christian Brackbill. Interment in Mellinger's Cemetery.

By a granddaughter.

Martin.-Susan Bucher was born in Fayette Co., Pa., Jan. 9, 1842; died at her home near Dalton, O., Aug. 7, 1914; aged 72 y. 6 m. 28 d. She was married to Martin Shoup April 10, 1862. To this union were born 4 sons and 3 daughters, 2 sons preceded her to the spirit world. Her first husband died Nov. 14, 1905. She was married to Pre. David Martin Aug. 10, 1912. She leaves to mourn her departure an aged husband, 1 brother, 1 sister, 5 children, 12 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren. She gave her heart to God many years ago and was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church until death. Funeral services were conducted at Pleasant View Church by Bros. Aaron Eberly and David Hostetler.

Yoder.-Jay Howard, son of John I. and Katie A. Yoder, was born Sept. 15, 1912; died Aug. 15, 1914; aged 1 y. 11 m. He fell into a water trough, and was found dead, floating on the water, face downward. He leaves to mourn his departure his loving parents, 2 sisters, 1 brother, grandparents and many relatives and friends.

Although the sorrow-stricken parents may not fully understand the dealings of the All-wise God, they humbly submit to His will and realize that their child was

"A little flower of love
Emblossomed but to die,
Transplanted now above
To bloom with God on high,"

And is now safe in the arms of Jesus.

The funeral was held at South Union Church near West Liberty, Ohio, Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, in charge of S. E. Allgyer, assisted by L. L. Plank. The interment was made in the South Union Cemetery. There was a large assemblage of people present to show their sympathy for the bereaved family.

Witmer.-Samuel Witmer was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Nov. 4, 1828; died near Wakarusa, Ind., Aug. 16, 1914; aged 85 y. 8 m. 12 d. At the age of six years he came with his parents to Mahoning Co., O., where in 1854 he was united in marriage with Mary Bixler. In 1865 he with his family moved to Elkhart Co., Ind., and for 46 years lived on the farm where he died. Nearly three weeks before his death he was taken with symptoms of pneumonia, and gradually failed until he was summoned from on high to his eternal home. He was the father of 3 sons and 3 daughters; 2 sons died in infancy. He leaves to mourn his death his aged companion, 2 sons, John of Elkhart Co., Ind., and Isaac of Leetonia, O., and 3 daughters, Mary at home, Susan, wife of Eli Wenger, and Lucretia, wife of George Weldy; also 1 brother, 1 sister, and 10 grandchildren. He united with the Mennonite Church 65 years ago, and was a faithful, devoted brother, for whom we need not mourn as those who have no hope, but may rejoice in the blessed assurance that if we are faithful to the Master's calling, we shall meet him with those who have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. He was buried Aug. 18, in Olive Cemetery, where a large concourse of people were assembled to pay the last tribute of respect to his memory. Appropriate services were conducted in the Olive Mennonite Church by John F. Funk and Silas Weldy from the text, Col. 3:1-4. The Lord comfort the sorrowing hearts.

J. F. F.

Transcribed by Nancy Regan, Washington


Gospel Herald - Volume VII, Number 24 - September 10, 1914, page 391

Lehman.-Sister Elizabeth Lehman who until 2 years ago resided in Scotland, Pa., died at the home of Sisters Mary and Elizabeth Rife on Park Avenue, Chambersburg, Pa., Aug. 26, 1914; of the infirmities of old age; aged 84 y. 4 m. She is survived by one brother, Samuel B., of Fayetteville. The deceased was of a quiet and agreeable disposition and lived a consistent Christian life, and was identified with the Mennonite Church for many years. Services at the Chambersburg Church conducted by the brethren Jos. E. Lehman and W. W. Hege from I Cor. 13:12.

Bechtel.-Bro. Jacob S. Bechtel was born in Bloomingdale, Ont., July 2, 1914; aged 74 y. 4 m. 19 d. On Feb. 28, 1865, he was married to Salome (Roos) Devitt. This union was blessed with 8 children, 2 dying in infancy, leaving to mourn their loss a wife, 5 daughters, and 1 son. He had been ailing for about 2 years with cancer of the stomach. All his life was spent without God and no hope for the future until about 2 months before the death summons came he desired a minister to visit him, being deeply concerned about his soul's salvation. About two weeks later he sent for a bishop and wanted to be baptized and received into the church, which was done.
He mourned his misspent life, but rejoiced in the saving power in the blood of Jesus. Funeral services were held July 4 at the home by Noah Hunsberger and at the Berlin Church by Jonas Snider in German, and by Pastor Burns of the Evangelical Church, Waterloo, in English.

Yoder.-David D. Yoder was born Oct. 25, 1837; died Aug. 27, 1914; aged 76 y. 10 m. 2 d. David D. Yoder was the last surviver of the family of Daniel and Catharine (Kaufman) Yoder; was born on Westmont (near Johnstown, Pa.) and on Oct. 9, 1859, united with the Amish Church. On Dec. 1, 1867, he was united in marriage with Maria Shetler. Two years later, they with his parents moved to Rachel's Mill, near Geistown, Pa., where the parents died and are buried. On Nov. 14, 1875, he was appointed deacon in the A. M. Church, serving his Church and office faithfully to the end. March 30, 1905, Bro. Yoder and family moved to Somerset Co., Pa., near Davidsville, where he died. Sept. 11, 1906, Mrs. Yoder died. Both are buried in the Shetler Cemetery. To this union were born 3 children, 2 of whom died in infancy. One daughter, Mary (Mrs. E. J. Varns) and husband are the only survivors to mourn his departure. He continued faithful to the end in the high tribute voiced by all who knew him.
Funeral services were conducted on the 29th at the Kaufman M. H. near Davidsville by Bros. W. C. Hershberger and L. A. Blough from Matt. 10:22, "But he that endureth to the end shall be saved."

Hartzler.-Allie Hartzler was born March 22, 1868, in Noble Co., Ind.; died Aug. 12, 1914; aged 46 y. 4 m. 20 d. She was the oldest daughter of Noah and Lydia Lantz who preceded her to the spirit world. On Dec. 23, 1890, she was united in marriage to Enos Hartzler and has since lived at her late residence near Topeka, Ind. Her 23 years of wedded life have been years of happiness brought about by her sweet disposition and her husband's continued readiness to minister to her needs.
She has been a sufferer from lung trouble for 6 years, and during this time she was very patient, never complaining-"patient in tribulation, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord." With Paul she could say, "I have fought a good fight," fighting for life to mother the two sons, Dana and Leland, entrusted to them. "I have kept the faith," she became a Christian early in life and has ever since lived a consistent Christian life in the Mennonite Church. "Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of life." In her last sickness she expressed herself as being ready to depart this life. She leaves to mourn her departure a husband, 2 sons, 3 sisters and 1 brother. Funeral services at the Maple Grove Church, Topeka, Ind., conducted by D. D. Miller.

Yoder.-Terace (Stutzman) Yoder was born in Holmes Co., O., Aug. 1, 1856; died at her home in Oscoda Co., Mich., Aug. 21, 1914; aged 58 y. 20 d. On Jan. 20, 1878, she was married to Noah C. Yoder. To this union were born 11 children. Two preceded her to the spirit world. She leaves to mourn her departure a bereaved husband, 5 sons, 4 daughters, 27 grandchildren, an aged father, 2 brothers, and 4 sisters. She accepted Christ as her Savior in her girlhood and was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for about 40 years, but was unable to attend meetings for nearly 4 years. She was afflicted with dropsy and creeping paraylsis and was a constant sufferer for three years. During all her suffering, which was very severe at times, she never complained of her lot but bore it all patiently. She said she would rather go home and be at rest but she wanted to wait till God thought it best. She was a kind, loving wife and mother and we mourn because of her absence. But it makes heaven dearer to us to know that another loved one is there waiting for us to come.
Funeral services were conducted at the Fairview Church by Pre. N. Z. Yoder. She was laid to rest in the Fairview Cemetery.

Transcriber's note:Typo - paraylsis, in original

Troyer.-Mary Troyer was born in Holmes Co., O., June 4, 1833; died at the home of her brother, J. Y. Troyer, 4 miles north of West Liberty, O., Aug. 21, 1914; aged 81 y. 2 m. 17 d.
When a child she came with her parents to Wayne Co., O., and in 1878, with her mother and other relatives moved to Logan Co., O. She cared for her mother in her declining years, and was in turn tenderly cared for in the home of her brother during her last illness which began in March of the present year.
She united with the Amish Mennonite Church at the age of 17 years, in which communion she remained faithful to the end.
When an affection of the heart apprised her that her earthly course was nearly run, she arranged her temporal affairs and then calmly and patiently awaited God's time. She expressed herself as being ready and having a desire to depart, and requested her loved ones to meet her in heaven. Besides many other relatives and friends there remains of the immediate family one brother, J. Y. Troyer of Liberty township, and one sister, Mrs. Mattie Kauffman, of West Liberty, to mourn her departure.
The funeral services were held at the South Union Church, Aug. 23, at 1:30, conducted by A. I. Yoder and J. B. Hartzler. Interment was made in South Union Cemetery.

Musselman.-Amasa, son of Geo. L. and Hannah (Good) Musselman of Waterloo, Ont., was born Jan. 21, 1857; died Aug. 23, 1914; aged 17 y. 7 m. 2 d. On the morning of his death he arose apparently in his usual health, and was helping at the morning work, getting things ready to go to Sunday school and church services, when he was suddenly stricken down with paralysis of the brain. He was the oldest child in the family, and was a great help to his parents, taking an active interest in their work and was always very obedient and industrious. Though morally a very good child, he felt the need of a Savior, and during the meetings held last November by Bro. Amos Geigley, he confessed Christ and joined the Church, and lived an exemplary life to the end. He attended all the services regularly and always listened intently to what was being taught, and when requested to do something in the Y. P. B. Meetings he did the work assigned to him in a meek and quiet way. He will be greatly missed in the services by the minister, Sunday school workers, and his young associates, but most of all will he be missed by his parents and aged grandparents and 2 brothers and 2 sisters. Though we all feel the loss of one we dearly loved, we are comforting ourselves with the thought that Jesus loved him more and has taken him to Himself to be forever free from the dangers and cares of earth. Services and burial at Martin's M. H. near Waterloo, Ont., on Wednesday, the 26th, by the brethren, E. S. Bauman, and Abr. Gingerich. This is the third sudden death in this community within a few months; one an aged pilgrim, one in middle life, and this young brother. Surely the Lord is calling to all to prepare for heaven before we pass into an endless eternity, where no preparation can be made.

Transcriber's note: age does not match dates given in original.

Gingerich.-Catherine Nafziger was born Dec. 1, 1835; died May 27, 1914; aged 78 y. 5 m. 27 d. The deceased was born in Lorraine, German Empire, Europe, and when two years old came to this country with her parents, arriving at Pekin, Ill., on Dec. 16, 1837, and for a short time lived in Woodford County, after which they moved into Tazewell county and lived in this vicinity ever since. She joined the Mennonite Church at the age of 14 years and was a faithful member in this Church until her death. She was united in marriage with Peter Gingerich on Feb. 8, 1859. Her husband preceded her in death on Dec. 31, 1898. Bro. Gingerich was for many years a minister in the A. M. Church near Metamora, Ill.
She leaves to mourn her loss 2 adopted children, viz., Mrs. Peter Camp of Washington, Ill., and Mrs. Chris Camp of Metamora, Ill., 3 grandchildren, Alvin, Elma, and Malinda Camp, also 3 sisters and 2 brothers, Barabra* Risser and Elizabeth Engel of Washington, Ill., Phoebe Kinsinger of Eureka, Ill., and John and Joseph Nafziger of Washington, Ill.
Three sisters and one brother preceded her in death, one sister died in infancy.
The deceased was known and respected by a large circle of friends.
Funeral services were held at the Union Church near Washington, Ill., May 29. Interment in adjoining cemetery.

Transcriber's note: "Barabra" spelled as in original.

Transcribed by Nancy Regan, Washington


Gospel Herald - Volume VII, Number 25 - September 17, 1914, page 407

Steider.-Peter Steider was born in Sorbourne, France, June 2, 1839; died Aug. 10, 1914, at his home near Metamora, Ill., after an illness of five weeks. His health had been gradually failing for two years. He came to Illinois at the age of nine years. Was united in marriage to Katharine Garber in 1869. To this union were born 6 sons and 5 daughters, 2 daughters having preceded him. There remain to mourn his loss, his companion, 6 sons, 3 daughters, 22 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild. He united with the Mennonite Church in his youth and remained a loyal member to the end. He had a kind, quiet disposition, was a kind and loving husband and father, and won the respect of all who knew him.
Funeral services held at the Harmony Church Aug. 13 were conducted by the brethren, A. A. Schrock and George Sommers. Burial in the Harmony graveyard.

Erb.-Noah Erb was born in Waterloo township on June 30, 1839; died at his home in Waterloo, Ont., Aug. 6, 1914; aged 75 y. 1 m. 7 d. On May 6, 1862, he was married to Catharine Knorr, in which union they lived till death parted them, leaving to mourn his loss, a widow, 2 brothers, and 1 sister. About 30 years ago he united with the Mennonite Church, in which he was faithful to the end. He was very hard of hearing and could not understand much in church services, yet his place in church was seldom empty, as long as health and circumstances permitted, as he enjoyed the presence of God's children. May our loss be his eternal gain.
Funeral services were conducted at the home on Aug. 8 by Noah Stauffer and at the Waterloo Church by Noah Hunsberger in English from Rev. 14:13, and by Jonas Snider from Heb. 2:6 in German.

Hess.-Mary Mellinger was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., May 24, 1849; died near Penrose, Ill., Aug. 10, 1914; aged 65 y. 2 m. 16 d. She was united in marriage to Zachariah Hess in the fall of 1867. In the spring of 1869 they moved to Whiteside Co., Ill., and located near Penrose, where they have since resided. In her younger years she was converted and united with the U. B. Church of which she was a member at the time of her death. She leaves to mourn her death her husband, 1 son, Albert of Los Angeles, Calif., 7 grandchildren, and 2 greatgrandchildren; also 1 brother, Henry Mellinger of Penrose, Ill., and one sister, Mrs. Amanda Schroeder of Peabody, Kans.
Funeral services were conducted at the Science Ridge Mennonite Church near Sterling, Ill., on the 12th by A. C. Good, where a large number of relatives and friends gathered to pay a last tribute of respect.

Zuber.-Louis Zuber was born in Beierthal, Baden, Germany, on Dec. 8, 1859. He came to America in 1881 and soon after to Elkhart, Ind., where he lived to the time of his death, and worked in the Lake Shore shops for 32 years. In 1882 he was united in marriage with Elizabeth Kornman, who survives him. He also leaves a family of two sons and three daughters, besides an uncle in Ohio, and a sister in Germany. He was a member of the Methodist Protestant Church, a devoted Christian and an active worker both in the Sunday school and the church and will be greatly missed, both in the church and the home. He was afflicted with cancer in the stomach and was operated on by his physicians, and died in the hospital on Sept. 4, 1914; aged 54 y. 9 m. 8 d. He suffered much but bore his afflictions with patience and entire submission to the will of Him who doeth all things well, and we have the assurance that we need not mourn as those who have no hope, and that the weary spirit is at rest, where pain and death are never known. He was buried on the 7th. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Lineberry in the English language and John F. Funk, in the German.-F.

Miller.-Catharine Christophel, wife of Joel H. Miller, was born in eastern Ohio, June 27, 1846; died in Elkhart, Ind., Sept. 3, 1914; aged 68 y. 2 m 6 d. She was the daughter of Christian and Nancy Hoover Christophel, and came to this state with her parents in her childhood years, and lived in Elkhart county to the time of her death. Twenty years of this time she lived in the city of Elkhart. She had been in failing health a long time; the immediate cause of her death was paralysis. She is survived by her husband, 6 sons and 3 daughters: Alpha C., Daniel, Christian C., and Warren T., of Elkhart, David of Minot, N. D., and Samuel W. of South Bend, Ind. The daughters are Mrs. S. W. Burkhart of Cando, N. D., Mrs. W. W. Christophel of Elkhart, and Mrs. Oscar C. Kilmer of Wakarusa, Ind. There are also 2 brothers and 2 sisters surviving. Sister Miller united with the Mennonite Church many years ago and remained a faithful member to the time of her death. She manifested a devoted Christian spirit and lived a blameless life, and we believe she has gone to join the great throng of those who have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. She was buried on Sunday, Sept. 6. Funeral services were conducted in the Mennonite M. H. in Elkhart, by John F. Funk, assisted by Samuel Yoder, from Jno. 11:25, 26. Interment in the Prairie Street Cemetery.-F.

Ebersole.-Elias R. Ebersole was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Jan. 8, 1847; died at his home in Wakarusa, Ind., Aug. 30, 1914; aged 67 y. 7 m. 22 d. At the age of 21 he moved with his parents to Sterling, Whiteside Co., Ill. He was united in marriage to Barbara A. Stauffer in 1872, and to this union were born 4 sons and 3 daughters, all of whom are now living.
In 1885 he moved with his family to Adams Co., Nebr., where he lived until 1902. His wife was called to her reward in 1895. He was the oldest of a family of 9 children. Four brothers and 3 sisters survive him. In 1905 he was married to Leah A Horning, who moved with him to Elkhart Co., Ind., where he lived until his death.
He leaves to mourn his departure his companion, 4 sons, 3 daughters; and 12 grandchildren, one of whom preceded him in death.
Soon after his first marriage he and his wife united with the Mennonite Church of which he was a faithful member until death. He had been in failing health for the last few years and during this time was always a patient sufferer. Early in June he had a paralytic stroke and since that time was confined to his bed. During his illness he expressed a desire to his companion to depart from this life and always manifested a calm resignation to the will of God. On Sunday, Aug. 30, he became rapidly worse and at 10:30 P. M. he peacefully fell asleep.
The funeral services were held at the Olive Church on Sept. 2, and were conducted by J. S. Shoemaker, assisted by Silas Weldy and H. M. Schwalm.

Transcribed by Nancy Regan, Washington


Gospel Herald - Volume VII, Number 26 - September 24, 1914, page 423

Hershberger.-Anna M. Hershberger was born Feb. 7, 1840; died Aug. 30, 1914; aged 74 y. 6 m. 23 d. She emigrated with her parents from Pennsylvania to Illinois when eleven years old and became a Christian in her young years. Since she came to Oregon she united with the Mennonite Church and was a devoted Christian until God called her home. She leaves a husband, 2 sons and 2 daughters to mourn her loss. Two daughters preceded her to the spirit world.

Miller-John P. Miller was born Nov. 18, 1866; died Sept. 10, 1914; aged 46 y. 9 m. 23 d. He was united in marriage to Lavina Catherine Kolbfleisch Jan. 1, 1893. He leaves to mourn his departure a wife, 4 sons, 3 daughters, 2 brothers, 3 sisters, and many friends. Funeral services at the Casselman Mennonite Church near Grantsville, Md., of which he was a member. Services conducted by N. E. Miller, assisted by G. D. Miller and Ed Miller. Text, "Man goeth to his long home."

Byers.-Mary Johnson Byers, daughter of Bro. and Sister D. J. Johnson of Masontown, Pa., died Sept. 12; aged 31 y. 7 d. After a lingering illness extending over a period of more than four years as a result of nervous prostration she peacefully passed away. Services were held at the home of the parents on the afternoon of the 14th in charge of Bro. E. D. Hess, assisted by Bro. J. A. Brilhart and Bro. Alpheus DeBolt of the Brethren Church. Text, Isa. 43:1-3.

Eash.-Joseph S. Eash was born in Johnson Co., Iowa, April 27, 1859; died Sept. 5, 1914; aged 55 y. 4 m. 8 d. He was united in marriage to Anna Reber Jan. 25, 1885, who died June 11, 1902. To this union were born 4 daughters and 1 son. Dec. 24, 1909 he was united in marriage to Lydia Birkey. His entire life except 2 years was spent on his father's place, where he was born and where he died. He leaves to mourn his departure his wife, 6 children, Ella, Willis, Laura, Alta, Jennie, and 1 step-son, Henry, 1 grand-child and a host of friends.

Our home seems sad and lonely tonight,
Our hearts seem cold and still,
For a place is vacant in our home,
Which never can be filled.

Zook.-Jacob Y. Zook was born near Allensville, Mifflin Co., Pa., Dec. 11, 1852; died Aug. 10, 1914. He has been a resident of near Belleville, Pa., and was a consistent member of the A. M. Church for many years. He was united in marriage to Rachel Kanagy, who preceded him to the spirit world, June 21, 1890. To this union were born five children, one of whom died in infancy. On Jan. 21, 1895, he was united in marriage to Lidie Hostetler King. To this union were born 6 children who are left to mourn the departure of a kind father and husband. He was afflicted for one year but he bore it patiently until the end, which was very peaceful. We are glad to know that he is asleep in Jesus. Funeral held at the Locust Grove Church. Sept. 1, services by Bros. S. T. Yoder, Jonas D. Yoder, and E. H. Kanagy.

Mosemann.-Anna M., wife of Bro. Christian H. Mosemann, was born at Kinzer, Lancaster Co., Pa., Sept. 17, 1880; died at Norristown Hospital Sept. 10, 1914, after an illness of eleven days with typhoid fever; aged 33 y. 11 m. 23 d. The departed sister leaves a sorrowing husband and 5 small children to mourn her loss. Her father, Henry Musser, 1 brother and 3 sisters also survive.
The funeral was held on Sunday, Sept. 13, from the home of Bro. John H. Mosemann, and the Lancaster Mennonite Church, at which latter place a large concourse of sympathetic friends and relatives had gathered to pay a tribute of respect to the departed. Services were conducted by Bishops Abram B. Herr and Christian Brackbill, and Pre. Christian Allebach of Kulpsville, Pa. Texts, Psa. 103:15,16; Eccl. 12:5.
Interment was made at Mellinger's Cemetery. May the Lord comfort the bereaved with the assurance that "all things work together for good to them that love God" and that "to depart and be with Christ is far better," entertaining also the "blessed hope" of our soon coming Lord who will gather His own to Himself where the great reunion of the redeemed shall be held and sorrows of earth can never come.

Sauders.-Aug. 26, 1914, in Manheim Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., entered into rest, Bro. Abram N. Sauder, aged 50 y. 10 m. 10 d. He was a consistent member of the Mennonite Church at Rohrerstown. He was a great sufferer for the last eleven months with cancerous tumors, although it was only the last three months that he could not conceal his great sufferings, which he bore with patience. All was done to relieve his sufferings and heal him of his disease, yet with all that human hands could do with the best of medical skill, he could not get relief but was healed only through death. Though resigned yet he had great concern about the future of his three little girls and his companion who was his constant nurse at home and at the hospital, not leaving him to attend to household duties, as the brother said, "Stay with me, our days together will not he many." So she waited and watched over him till he fell asleep in Jesus. Only three hours before he died he admonished his wife and sister from John 14, which he asked to be read to him and also to sing for him. When his companion endeavored to read for him he spoke on different clauses, when he calmly fell asleep. Funeral services were conducted by Bros. Abram Herr, D. N. Lehman and D. N. Gish. Services and burial at Rohrerstown, where a large circle of relatives and friends met to pay the last tribute of respect to our departed brother. He leaves his bosom companion (who was before marriage Fannie Leaman) and three little daughters (one little daughter having died in infancy), besides a brother and sister and many sorrowing relatives, especially the aged father and mother-in-law, and an invalid sister-in-law to whom he was always a great comfort and administered to their wants in many ways and only those that know him will know how we miss him. We know he has gone to meet the loved ones gone before and we know our loss is his gain.
Our brother is gone, how sad to say,
The Angel Death took him away;
No one can fill his place we know,
But God Himself can grace bestow.


Transcribed by Nancy Regan, Washington

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