Herald of Truth Obituaries - April, 1882

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Herald of Truth - Volume XIX, Number 7 - April 1, 1882 - page 108, 109, 110
Meyers, Annie


On Tuesday March 14th, Annie, daughter of Pre. Abraham Meyers, Hilltown township, Bucks Co., Pa., was engaged in sewing at the house of her brother in Portland. As she was standing near the stove, looking out of the window, her dress caught fire; she ran out of the house (it being a very windy day), and the flames spread over her like a flash, burning her so badly that she died in thirty-six hours. Her burial took place on Sunday, the 19th, at Perkasie. She was 15 years of age. This sad bereavement must indeed fall heavily upon the afflicted parents and relatives. May God bless and comfort them.

Michael Immel, George Stutzman, Andrew Beechy, Eli Beechy, Leonard A. Harshbarger


On Wednesday afternoon, February 22nd a portable engine attached to sawmill, belonging to Henry J. Troyer and George Stutzman, exploded, instantly killing five men and probably fatally injuring another. The engine stood on the farm of David Helmuth, one mile southeast of Carlisle, near the Walnut Creek (Amish) Meeting-house, in Holmes Co., Ohio.

There were seven men about the mill at the time of the explosion, six of them standing near the engine. Some of the bodies were terribly mangled, their blood, brains and entrails spattered over the timber and logs in every direction to a considerable distance. Their clothing was torn to shreds and almost entirely stripped from their bodies. It was a sight to sicken one to see the fragments of human flesh and even arms and legs strewn all around and lying at long distances from the bodies of which they were a part.

The unfortunate victims of this sad disaster were Michael Immel, George Stutzman, Andrew Beechy, Eli Beechy, Leonard A. Harshbarger, killed; Michael Stutzman seriously, if not fatally wounded.

Henry J. Troyer, one of the owners of the mill, was the only person on the grounds who escaped unhurt. He was standing eighty-four feet from the engine facing it. He was so stunned that he almost lost consciousness. It is almost impossible to see how he could escape. Debris of all kinds and large pieces of the boiler were hurled past him on all sides.

Michael Immel was 57 years of age and leaves a wife and children, some of whom are still small. His body was thrown 163 feet, and fearfully mangled.

George Stutzman, one of the owners of the mill, was aged 28 years, and leaves a wife and child. He was thrown 132 feet; an arm and leg were torn from the body, and were found a long distance from it. The body dropped in the road and was mangled almost beyond recognition.

Andrew Beechy was a single man, aged 19 years. He was thrown 336 feet. One leg was lying 103 feet from the body.

Eli Beechy, a brother of Andrew, was a young man of nearly seventeen years. They were sons of Benjamin Beechy. He was thrown over 100 feet, one leg was broken, and he was killed instantly.

Leonard A. Harshbarger, son of Jonas Harshbarger, was aged nearly 18 years, was thrown 168 feet. The upper part of his head was blown off, and found a long distance from the body.

Michael Stutzman was a brother of the unfortunate George, and a son of Jacob Stutzman. He was thrown 63 feet on a heap of sawdust. His leg was broken, he received internal injuries, and his face was also badly scalded.

George Stutzman was buried on the 23rd, at the Walnut Creek Meeting-house. Services by the brethren, Abraham Mast, Beechy and Miller.

Andrew and Eli Beechy were buried at the same place on the 24th with services by Moses J. and Samuel Miller.

Michael Immel was buried at the Carlisle burying-ground on the 24th. Services by Preacher Gohner.

Leonard Harshbarger was buried on the afternoon of the 23rd at Walnut Creek, where George Stutzman had been buried in the morning. Services by ______Beachy, Henry Kilmer and Jacob Kilmer.

The funerals were attended by immense crowds of people from all parts of the surrounding country. They were the largest funeral attendance ever witnessed at Carlisle or Walnut Creek. The sorrow was so great that the whole congregations were affected to tears.

Let this sad calamity teach us all anew that great lesson which must be so often learned over, and is so speedily forgotten, namely, that we should be prepared at any minute for the change from time to eternity, and to watch, for we know not the hour when the Son of man cometh.


(CORRECTION.- In the Herald of March 1st, in the death notice which read "Ann Wade," the name should have been Susan Reber. )

BERKEY.- March 5th, near Gainesville, Texas, Elder Jacob Berkey, aged about 62 years. The deceased was an Elder in the Dunker brethren church. He was born in Somerset Co., Pa., and lived near Goshen, Elkhart Co., Ind., about thirty years. A few years ago he moved to Texas, and in trying to cross a swollen stream on horseback, he was drowned. His body was found the next day a mile and a half below, and sent to his home some twenty-five miles distant. The burial took place the 7th.

STRYCKLER.- March 11th, in Hellem, township, York Co., Pa., Lydia Stryckler, aged 80 years and 20 days. Interred at Witmer Meetinghouse. Services by Pre. Root, of Lancaster Co., and Pre. Stauffer and Witmer, of York Co. Text, 1 Cor. 5: 1,2.

BERGEY.- March 3rd, in Snyder Co., Pa., Barbara Ellen, wife of Isaac Bergey, aged 23 years, 5 months and 7 days. Services by Thomas Graybill and Elias Landes. She left a husband and an infant child, a father and mother, five brothers, and six sisters to mourn their loss.

METZ.- On the 6th of March, in Towamencin township, Montgomery Co., Pa., Mary Ellen, wife of Franklin Metz, and daughter of Preacher Jacob and Hannah Loux, aged 29 years, 7 months and 1 day. She was buried at the Plain M. H. Services at the house by C. Allabach and John Hunsberry, and at the meeting-house by Isaac Rickert and josiah Clemmer. Text, Ps. 39: 5.

GROSS.- Feb. 26th, in Plumstead Twp., Bucks Co., Pa., of pleurisy, sister Catharine, wife of Preacher John Gross, aged 60 years, 4 months and 8 days. She had been sick for some time, but the trouble was not considered serious. Her husband went to the meeting on Sunday morning as usual, but soon after he was sent for, but before he returned her spirit had taken its flight, as we hope to everlasting rest. We have reason to believe that she did what she could to be a faithful servant of the Lord and an exemplary sister in the church. Funeral services were held by Samuel Gross and Samuel Godshalk, Isaac Overholt and Isaac Rickert. There was a large attendance at the funeral. Text, Matt. 25: 13.

STUTZMAN.- Feb. 10th, 1882, in Clarence, Erie Co., N.Y. of scarlet fever, Betsy, wife of George Stutzman, and daughter of Jacob and Esther Eberhard, aged 26 years, 10 months and 12 days. She leaves a bereaved husband and three children to mourn her early departure. But they mourn not as those having no hope. Her desire was to depart and be with Jesus. Funeral services by Jacob Krehbiel and I. Bennehoff. Text, John 16: 22.

OVERHOLSER.- Feb. 7th, in Juniata county, Pa., Maria, wife of Jacob Overholser, aged 51 years, 8 months and 21 days. She was buried as Lauvers burying-ground. Services by Thomas, Solomon S., and William Graybill. Text, Ps. 132: 14. Sister Overholser was a faithful member of the Mennonite church, and leaves a husband and three children to mourn her departure.

WISE.- Feb. 20th, in Juniata Co., Pa., of heart disease, Peter Wise, aged 71 years, 3 months and 7 days. Services by Thomas Graybill and Robert Arnt, from John 11: 25. Bro. Wise was for many years a member of the Lutheran church. By his request three days before his death he was baptized and received into the Mennonite Church, and observed the communion and feet.washing.(sic)

MILLER.- March 11th, in Juniata Co., Pa., of scarlet fever, John, son of John and Mary Ann Miller, aged 7 years, 11 months and 11 days. Services by Thomas and Solomon S Graybill, from Matt. 24: 44.

CLEMMER.- On the 3rd of Feb., near Harleysville, Mfntgomery(sic) Co., Pa., Mary, wife of John Clemmer, aged 81 years, 10 months and 26 days. Buried at Salford M. H. Services were held by Jacob C. Moyer, Isaac Clemmens and Henry Bower.

LANDIS.- On the 3rd of March, in Franconia township, Montgomery Co., Pa., of dropsy, Henry Landis, aged 85 years, 1 month and 8 days. Buried at Franconia M. H. Services by Henry Nice, Samuel Gadshalk and Josiah Clemmer.

HAVERSTICK.- On the 4th of March, near New Danville, Lancaster Co., Pa., of the infirmities of old age, Jacob Haverstick, aged 82 years, 3 months and 13 days. He was a member of the Mennonite church. He was buried on the 7th, at the Stone Meeting-house, in the presence of a large number of relatives and friends. Discourses appropriate to the occasion were delivered by Pre. Amos Herr and Bishop Benjamin Herr, from Rev. 14: 13.

KAUFFMAN.- March 5th, near Manheim, Lancaster Co., Pa., of consumption, Sister Maria B., wife of Bro. Isaac Kauffman, Jr., aged 46 years, 5 months and 15 days. Funeral on the 7th, at Kauffmans Meeting-house. Text, Rom. 14: 8, 9.

EBERSOLE.- On March 13th, in Spring Garden, Lancaster Co., Pa., Martin N. Ebersole, aged 43 years. Funeral on the 15th at Kraybills Meeting-house. Text, John 5: 15.

LICHTY.- March 5th, in Mount Joy, Lancaster Co., Pa., Henry R. Lichty, aged 63 years, 9 months and 15 days. Buried on the 8th in the Mount Joy cemetery. Text on the funeral occasion, Ruth 1: 19-21.

KURTZ.- On the 17th of February, in Pulaski township, Lawrence Co., Pa., of inflammation of the bowels, John Kurtz, aged 34 years, 10 months and 14 days. He leaves a deeply bereaved widow and five children to mourn his departure. He suffered much, but we hope he is now where there is no more suffering nor sorrow.

KAUFFMAN.- On the 19th of February, in Hickory Twp., Lawrence Co., Pa., of old age, Magdalena Kauffman, aged 75 years, 9 months and 6 days. She had much longing to leave this world and go home to Jesus.

ZEHR.- On the 26th of February, in Hopedale Twp., Tazewell Co., Ill., very suddenly, Joseph Zehr, aged 30 years and 2 months.

YODER.- On the 20th of February, in Knox county, Tennesee, Sister Lydia, wife of Noah Z. Yoder, aged 30 years, 4 months and 3 days. She bore her sufferings with Christian patience in the hope of eternal life. She leaves a sorrowing husband and three children, but they need not mourn as those who have no hope. She was a faithful sister in the church. Funeral services by J. Stoltzfus, J. Ruebal and J. Detweiler.  [Maiden name was Hertzler - see obituary of Noah Z. Yoder, Nov. 21, 1918]

SHELLY.- On the 15th of March, in Elkhart county, Indiana, of consumption, Sister Catharine, wife of Michael D. Shelly, aged 39 years and 14 days. She was buried at Shaums burying ground on the 17th. Services were conducted by J. S. Coffman, Henry Shaum and J. F. Funk. Text, Heb. 13: 5, last clause. She leaves a deeply bereaved husband and six children to mourn their loss, but we trust she has gone to a better and brighter home where no farewell tear is ever shed. She manifested a strong solicitude for her children; and it seemed hard for her to give them up, but when death calls we must go.

"Dear children, calm the heaving breast,
Her Savior calls her home;
Grieve not, your mother is at rest,
Beyond this vale of gloom."

PLANK.- February 25th, near Spruce Hill, Juniata county, Pa., Sister Elizabeth Plank, aged 70 years and 8 months. Funeral services by Michael Yoder, of McVeytown, Mifflin Co., and henry yoder, from John 5: 24-30. She was a member of the Amish Mennonite church.

BARKEY.- On the 2nd of March, in Harvey Co., Kansas, of typhoid pneumonia, of which he suffered severely about two weeks, Bro. Jacob Barkey, aged _______. He bore his sufferings with Christian meekness, rejoicing as he said in the consciousness of having passed from death unto life. A bereaved companion and seven children are left to mourn their loss. He was buried at Holdemans grave-yard. Funeral services were conducted by Daniel Brundage and Jacob Holdeman, from Isa. 38: 1: "Set thine house in order, for thou shalt die and not live."

HERR.- On the 5th of March, Catharine, wife of Henry Herr, aged 57 years, 6 months and 17 days. She was a member of the Mennonite church for years. She suffered much for fourteen years, and had to sleep on a chair. Seven weeks ago, she became helpless. She bore her sufferings patiently, and always said she was willing to bear all, and only looked forward to the reward of the faithful. She was buried at Witmers burying-ground, near Masonville. Services by Benjamin Lehman and Abraham Witmer. Text, Mark 14: 33-37. She leaves a husband and eight children to mourn their loss. They can of a iruth(sic) say,

"A light from our household is gone.
A voice we loved is stilled;
A place is vacant in our house,
Which never can be filled."

TAVANER.- On the 11th of March, in Elkhart county, Indiana, of consumption, Jacob Tavaner, aged 63 years, 2 months and 7 days. He came from Altheim, Bavaria on the Rhine, to America in 1851. He had been twice married, and leaves at the time of his death a bereaved widow and six children. Two children died before him. He was buried on the 13th. Services by John F. Funk, from 1 Chron. 29: 15. He expressed himself ready to die, and waited with desire for the time when he should depart. May he have found a blessed home in the mansions above.

NAFFZIGER.- On the 14th of March, near Pettisville, Fulton Co., Ohio, of asthma, John Naffziger, aged 81 years, 10 months and 3 days. On the 27th of Feb., 1826, he was married in Europe, to Catharine Weis, with whom he lived 56 years and 15 days. Nine children were the fruits of this marriage, of whom eight are still living. They have 70 grandchildren, of whom 59 are yet alive, and 21 great-grandchildren, of whom 19 are still living. their entire progeny number 100 souls. May the Lord lead them all in the good way of eternal life.

SWARTZ.- On the 27th of March, in New Britain township, Bucks Co., Pa., of the infirmities of old age, Catharine, widow of Jacob Swartz, aged 90 years, 10 months and one day. She was buried on the 20th at Doylestown Meeting-house. She was old and weary of life and entirely blind; but she often spoke of heaven, her eternal home, and prayer the the time of deliverance might come.

She longed to be with Christ, her King,
And with the saints in glory sing,
And see again the perfect light
In realms of glory there so bright,
And there with friends long gone before,
To praise the Lord forever more.

TSCHAD.- On the __ of March, in Fulton Co., Ohio, of the infirmities of old age, Joseph Tschad, in the 82nd year of his age. He leaves an aged widow and one child. Services by Christian Stuckey and C. Freyenberger. He was a member of the Amish church, and came to this country from Europe in his earlier years.

MESSINGER.- On the 10th of March, near Bluffton, Allen Co., Ohio, at the house of her father, of a lingering disease, Sister Mary Messinger, aged 19 years, 11 months and 10 days. Buried on the 12th, on which occasion discourses were delivered by G. Brenneman and John Moser, from Luke 23: 28, 29. The mother of the deceased is also, as we believe, lying on her death bed with consumption.

SUMMER.- Jan. 11th, near Metamora, Ill., of lung fever, Eddie, son of Christian Summer, at the age of 7 months and 28 days. Little Eddie suffered a great deal during his six weeks sickness. Although a loss to the family who dearly loved him, God took him to his heavenly rest. May God bless the bereaved family.

Transcribed by Betty Hartzler, Kansas


Herald of Truth - Volume XIX, Number 8 - April 15, 1882 - page 125,126

MILLER.- On the 3d of April, in Kent County, Mich, suddenly, Leah Miller, aged 31 years, 4 mos. and one day. Her husband rose and went out to the sugar camp, to start the fire; when he came back he found her lying dead on the floor. There was no one in the house at the Caledonia burying-ground, services from Math., 24:44.

HARTMAN.- On the 6th of April, in Elkhart Co., Indiana, after a lingering illness, Bro. Valentine Hartman, aged 75 years, 5 mos. and 9 days. He came from Germany to America many years ago. He was united in marriage to Mary Smeltzer in Nov. 1836. He had eight children, two of whom died before him; and nineteen grand children of whom seventeen are yet living. He leaves a sorrowing companion, six children and a large number of relatives and friends to mourn his death. He was a consistent and faithful Christian for many years and a member of the Mennonite Church. He died in the blest assurance of the divine favor, saying that all was well, and that he was going home to Jesus. He was buried at Yellow Creek on the 8th, followed to his grave by a large concourse of friends and relatives. Services were held from 2 Tim. 4:6-8. May the Lord bless this affliction to the spiritual welfare of the family and friends and may we all endeavor to follow his pious and consistent example.

OVERHOLT.- March 22nd at Hammond, Kent Co., Mich., of consumption Elzabeth(sic) Overholt, aged 22 years and 6 days. Funeral on Sunday, the 26th. The services were conducted by Samuel Sherk. Text Rev. 14:13. David Lambert assisted in the services. She had to pass through a great deal of suffering before the final relief came, but on the whole she bore it patiently. We feel our loss deeply; yet when we consider the bright and encouraging hope of divine acceptance, and of entering where sorrow and affliction can never come, we could hardly wish her back to earth.

MILLER.- On the 29th of March, in Locke Tp, Elkhart Co., Ind, Elizabeth, daughter of Michael and _____ Miller, aged 17 years, 11 mos. and 6 days. Buried on the 31st at North Union, discourses by Jonathan Smucker and J. A. Beutler. The young sister died of consumption. A few weeks before she died she felt that all was not right and desired peace with God before leaving this world, and desired to be baptized and received into the church, and also to partake of the sacred emblems of the broken body and the shed blood of Christ.

BETZNER.- February 25th in Waterloo Co., Ontario, of heart disease, Sister Eliza widow of Bro. Samuel Betzner, dec,d, aged 71 years, 8 mos. and 21 days. She was buried in Cressman's grave-yard near Breslau. She was a charitable sister, and was followed to the grave by a large number of friends, showing their high esteem for the departed one. Services in German by J. Woolner, and in English by David Sherk.

WEBER.- On the 29th of October, 1881, in Waterloo Co., Ontario, a son of Abraham and Esther Weber, aged 1 year and 24 days. Buried in Cressman's grave-yard. Funeral services by Jacob Woolner.

CLEMENS.- On the 6th of January, in Waterloo Co., Ont., of the infirmities of old age and dropsy, Bro. Jesse Clemens, aged 90 years, 6 mos. and 24 days. he was born in Chester Co., Pa., in 1791, and was a faith mamber of the Mennonite Church. He bore his bodily afflictions with great patience, and showed an unbroken faith in Christ to the end. He was buried in Hagey's buying ground. Services in English and German by J. Woolner.

REESOR.- March 26th in Markham, York Co., Ontario, Bro. John L. Reesor, aged 70 years, 6 mos. and 18 days. Buried on the 28th in the Mennonite burying ground, when a large concourse of relatives and friends followed him to his last resting place. Funeral services at the house by Bishop Reesor, and at the Meetinghouse by Joseph Barkey in German. Text 2 Tim. 4: 6,7,8; and Samuel Hoover in English from Rev. 14:13. Let us not mourn as those who have no hope, but so improve the remainder of our days that we may meet our loved ones in the land which the Lord has prepared for those who love and serve Him.

BLOUGH.- March 13th, in Cambria Co., Pa., Minta May, only child of Nathaniel and Laura Blough, aged 9 months and 29 days. Funeral services by Jonas and Samuel Blough.
"Fond parents calm the heaving breast,
The Savior called her home;
Grieve not, your darling is at rest,
Beyond the vale of gloom."

STATLER.- March 14th, in Somerset Co., Pa., of scarlet fever, Harry Statler, aged 6 years, 5 mos. and 2 days. Buried the 16th in the family grave-yard. Services by David Stuft. Text 2 Cor. 5: 1-8.

BOYTS.- March 16th, in Davidsville, Somerset Co., Pa., Hiram Boytz,(sic) aged 45 years, 11 mos. and 6 days. buried the 18th in the Davidsville burying ground. He leaves a wife and six children to mourn their loss. Services by Daivd Stuft.

HOCHSTETLER.- March 29th, of consumption, Rudolph Hochstetler, aged 21 years, 11 months and 7 days. During his sickness he became concerned for his soul, s salvation, and six weeks before his death desired baptism, and was received into the Amish Mennonite Church. The funeral was attended by many sorrowing friends. Funeral services were held by Moses Burkholder and John C. Schlabach from John 5: 24-29.

BRENNEMAN.- March 27th, in Allen Co., Ohio, of lung fever, Bro. Melchia Brenneman, deacon. Aged 42 years, 5 months and 14 days. Bro. Brenneman was a bright example of piety, earnestness, and devotedness to the cause of Christ, and has left to the family and friends a bright hope that he has gone to be forever with Jesus whom whom he loved and served below. Services by George and C. B. Brenneman.
"Companion do not weep for me,
The Lord will your supporter be;
Strive to be faithful, free from sin,
And teach my children Jesus,will."

MESSINGER.- On the 25th of March, near Bluffton, Allen Co., Ohio, of consumption, Sister ______ Messinger, wife of Bro. George Messinger, aged 54 years, 5 months and 5 days. She was buried on the 27th. Services by G Brenneman and John Mosser, from Eccl. 12: 5-7.

DRIVER.- On the 13th of Jan., in Augusta Co., Virginia, Sallie Frances, daughter of Pre. Joseph N. Driver, aged 5 years, 3 mos. and three days. Buried at Kindig's grave-yard where appropriate services were held by Jacob Hildebrand and Isaac Grove, from Luke 8: 52.
- Watchful Pilgrim.

WHISLER.- On the 22nd of November, 1881, in Augusta Co., Va., of tumor in the liver, Brother David Whisler, aged 65 years, 8 months and 10 days. He was buried at Hildebrand's meeting-house. He leaves a bereaved widow and 9 children to mourn their loss. He was a kind father and a faithful member of the Dunkard church. The large number of persons present at the funeral showed the high esteem in which he was held in his neighborhood. Services by Garber and Brower from Mark 13:35.

YODER.- Feb 20th, in Knox Co., Tenn., of consumption, Lydia, wife of Noah Z. Yoder, aged 30 years, 4 months and 3 days. She was a consitent member of the Amish Mennonite church. She leaves a husband and 6 children to mourn thier(sic) loss. She told her husband not to grieve after her that she expected to meet him again in heaven. Funeral services by James Ruble in English from Isa. 33:17, and John Stoltzfus and Joseph Detweiler in German from Rev. 14:13.  [Maiden name was Hertzler - see obituary of Noah Z. Yoder, Nov. 21, 1918]

LITWILER.- On the ___, in Waterloo County, Ontario. Widow of Peter Litwiler aged about 70 years. She leaves a large number of children and grand-children. She was respected by all who knew her and was very kind to the poor.

MOYER.- On the 16th of March, at Franconia, Montgomery Co., Pa., of scarlet fever, David Moyer, aged 1 year, 3 months and 28 days. Buried on the 19th. Services by Jacob Loux, Henry Rosenberger, and Henry Nice. Text, mark 5:29.

DELP.- On the 16th of March, at Franconia, Montgomery Co., Pa., of scarlet fever, Amanda H. daughter of John and Elizabeth Delp, aged 9 years and 8 months. Services by Henry Nice and Josiah Clemmer. Text, John 16:22.

REICHARD.- March 27th in York Co., Pa., Sarah, daughter of Henry and Rachael Reichard, aged 68 years, 6 months and 12 days. Services by Daniel Witmer from Rev. 14:13.

KAUFFMAN.- March 31st, in York Co., Pa., Fanny E., daughter of Emanuel and Malinda Kauffman, aged 39 years, 10 months and 5 days. Buried at Witmer's meeting-house. Services by David Witmer. Text, John 16:16.

LESHER.- March 22nd in Franklin Co., Pa., Sister Catharine Lesher, widow of Michael Lesher, aged 78 years and 26 days. Buried on the 25th at the Chambersburg meeting house. Services by Peter Wadie and Adam Baer. Text, Heb. 10:28.

LEHMAN.- On the 2nd of April, in Cambria Co., Pa., of consumption, Bro. David Lehman, aged 61 year, 11 months and 17 days. Last fall Bro. Lehman and his aged companion went to Michigan to visit their children and friends, and came home unwell. From that time he declined slowly, day after day, till death relieved him from his sufferings. His mind was good to the last, and he desired to be relieved by death. He was a faithful brother in the church from many years, a kind father and a good neighbor. On the 4th he was buried in the family grave yard, followed by his companion two sons and four daughters and a large number of friends and neighbors. A funeral sermon was preached by Samuel Blough and Samuel Gindelsperger from Phil., 1:21-24.

SIEBER.- February 25th, in Lost Creek Valley, Juniata Co., Pa., of heart disease, Abraham Sieber, aged 71 years, 4 months and 10 days. Brother Sieber was a faithful member of the Mennonite church for many years. He had endeared himself to all that knew him. He leaves a deeply bereaved wife, four sons and three daughters to mourn their loss. He died with a firm hope in his blessed Redeemer. He was buried at Lost Creek burying ground, where many friends and relatives met to pay the last respects to their departed friend. Services by Jacob and William Graybill and _____ Cobenhaver. Text, Psalms 116:15.

BASSLAR.- Feb. 24th at Stonerville, Westmoreland Co., Pa., of tumor, Sarah Basslar, widow of Jonas Basslar, aged 73 years, 8 months and 20 days. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite church for many years. She bore her afflictions with christian fortitude. We trust our loss is her eternal gain. She was buried on Sunday the 16th in the Mennonite cemetery at Stonerville, where a large number of friends and relatives gathered to pay their last tribute of respect to the departed. Services by Samuel Wakefield and John N. Durr from 2 Sam., 14:14.

DALY.- March 26th, near Manheim, Lancaster Co., Pa., Sally Daly, aged 70 years, 11 mos. and 8 days. Funeral on the 29th. Text Psa. 119:81. Buried in Manheim.

BAKER.- March 17, near Landisville, Lancaster Co., Pa., Brother David Baker, aged 73 years, 2 mos. and 25 days. Funeral on the 21st. Text 2 Tim. 4:6-8. Buried at Landisville meetinghouse. Many friends and neighbors assembled to manifest their respect for the beloved brother. May the Lord be merciful to the bereft and deeply afflicted family.

Transcribed by Betty Hartzler, Kansas

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