SUMMERS.- On the 25th of Nov., of dropsy, near Burr Oak, Branch Co., Mich., Frances Susanna Summers, aged 79 years, 8 months and 13 days. Her two sons and five daughters, living in Michigan and Indiana, and Iowa, and one step-son, besides many friends attended the funeral to show the last tribute of respect to the aged mother. Buried on the 27th, at Pleasant Hill Mennonite church, where J. F. Funk of Elkhart, preached a very appropriate sermon from John 5:25-29. May this deep affliction be the means of bringing the children into the folk of Christ.
RUTH.- On the 2nd of November, 1882, in Westmoreland County, Pa., Sister Anna Ruth, aged nearly 88 years; she was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years, and we hope she has gone to her rest in peace.
BUCKWALTER.- On the 25h of Auguest, in Madison, Chester Co., Pa., of typhoid malaria, Sister Catharine, wife of William Buckwalter, aged 56 years, 8 months and 10 days. Her maiden name was Latshaw. She leaves a sorrowing husband, two sons and a daughter to mourn their loss. She was buried at East Vincent Mennonite Meeting-house. Services by Jacob Funk and Jacob Huntsberger.
MYERS.- On the 24th of October, in Putnam Co., Ohio, of consumption, Bro. Michael Myers, aged 35 years, 4 months and 4 days. The deceased had been ailing for some time, and finally it became evident that he was beyond the reach of any earthly physician, so he applied to the Heavenly Physician for the healing of his soul; and sometime before his death, he was received as a brother into the church by baptism. He left an aged father and mother and five sisters to mourn his departure. Buried on the 25th, in the family graveyard. Funeral services by H. Huber and G. Brenneman.
SPEICHER.- On the 4th of November, in Somerset Co., Pa., of typhoid fever, Peter Speicher, aged 70 years, 2 months and 6 days. Funeral services by Emanuel and Jonas Blough, from 1 Cor. 15:22.
BLOUGH.- On the 4th of November, in Somerset Co., Pa., of typhoid fever, Sister Rachel, wife of Benj. Blough, aged 21(or 24) years, 8 months and 10 days. Funeral services by Jonas and Emanuel Blough. Text, Rev. 14:13.
WERTZ.- On the 5th of November, in Somerset Co., Pa., of diphtheria, Josiah, son of William and Polly Wertz, aged 26(?) years, 1 month and 2 days. Funeral services by Peter A. Blough and Cyrus Hershberger. Text, 1 Cor. 14:22.
BAUMGARDNER.- On the 9th of November, near Berne Ind., Peter Baumgardner, in the 69th year of his age. Funeral Services by F. S. Springer, from John 11:1-44.
ZOOK.- On the 3rd of November, in Lawrence Co., Pa., of nervous disease and dropsy. Deacon Christian R. Zook, aged 69 years, 5 months and 29 days. The deceased was a faithful laborer in the Lords vineyard and leaves one son, four brothers and one sister to mourn their loss. Services by Jonathan Lantz from John 5:24-29.
HUBER.- On the 5th of October, in Waterloo Township. Waterloo County, Ont., of old age, Bro. John Huber, aged 85 years, 10 months and 22 days. Buried at Martins graveyard.
BRUBACHER.- On the 8th of October, in Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Co., Ont., of old age and dysentery, Sister Catherine Brubacher, Wife of Deacon John Brubacher, aged 84 years, 7 months and 27 days. Buried on the 11th at the Christian Eby Meeting-house.
LANDES.- On the 5th of November, in Rockingham Co., Va., of palpitation of the heart, _________, wife of Pre. David Landes, aged 57 years, 8 months and 21 days. Funeral services were held at the Pike Church by Joseph F., Daniel S., and Gabriel D. Heatwole. Text, Matt. 24-42-44.
STEWARD.- On the 15th of October, Mary Matilda, daughter of James and Anna M. Stewart, aged 1 month and 7 days.
___________On the 9th of November, in Allen Co., Ohio, of Consumption, Sister Anna Mary, wife of James Steward and mother of the above child, aged 3_* years and 4 months. She leaves a sorrowing husband and one child. Buried on the 10th. Funeral services, for both mother and child, by G. Brenneman and others.
* There is a space after the 3, probably indicating she was thirty-something years of age.
WEAVER.- on the 2nd of November, in Cambria Co., Pa., of consumption, brother Jeremiah, son of Daniel and Christiana Weaver, aged 21 years, 6 months and 27 days. Funeral services by Joseph Blough and Hiram Musselman. Text, Job 16:22.
NISLEY.- On the 16th of October, in Shelbyville, Ill., Elisabeth, wife of Abraham Nisley, aged 41 years, 8 months and 18 days. She was a faithful sister of the Amish Mennonite church, and leaves a sorrowing husband and seven children to mourn their loss.
BAUERS.- On the 30th of October, in Elkhart Co., Ind., John, son of Christian and Elizabeth Bauers, aged 3 years, 7 months and 14 days. He was buried at Shaums Meeting-house on the 1st of November. Services by H. Shaum and J. A. Beutler.
HOOVER.- On the 4th of November, in Harrison Twp., Elkhart Co., Ind., of dropsy, of which she suffered severely for several years, Margaret (Musser) wife of Pre. Martin A. Hoover. She was in the 49th year of her age, and leaves a deeply sorrowing husband and three children to mourn her death. She was buried at yellow Creek Meeting-house where appropriate services were held by C. Shaum and Jacob Wisler.
SNOOK.- In Branch Co. Michigan, on the 25th of November, of heart disease, Josiah Snook, aged 74 years. He rose in the morning in usual health, went out to the pump to wash, where he fell and died in a few minutes. He was buried on the 27th. Services by J. F. Funk from Matt. 24: 42-44. May his sudden death be a warning to all who delay the work of salvation.
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Bro. James McNeal, formerly of Augusta Co., Va., but lately of Washington Co., Md., went to stay with a neighbor all night, on the 25th of November, and attend divine services the next day, (Sunday) at the Mennonite Church near Clear Spring. During the night he arose and attempted to go down stairs in the dark, and falling headlong from the head of the stairs to the foot, he cut a deep gash into his head, from the effects of which he died on Sunday evening. After he fell he regained consciousness for a very short time, when he relapsed into a comatose state, and so remained until he died. His age was 74 years 11 months, and 16 days. He was buried on the 28th. Text, John 11:25, 26.
KAUFFMAN. - On the 10th of Nov., in Conemaugh, Somerset Co., Pa., Mary Kauffman, aged 8 years, 11 months and 25 days. Buried on the 11th. Services by Jacob Holsapple.
On the 18th of Nov., Harry Kauffman, aged 3 years, 9 months and 3 days. Buried on the 19th. Services by Jacob Holsapple and Samuel Zimmerman. The above were children of John and Anna Kauffman and died of diphtheria. Their departure caused much sorrow in the family, being the youngest two, and when little Mary was buried the oldest sister could not be present on account of sickness and when Harry was buried the father could not be present.
Weep not for us our parents dear,
Since we must go and leave you here;
With Jesus we shall happy be,
O parents, do not weep for us.
SPEICHER.- On the 31st of Oct., in Somerset Co., Pa., of typhoid fever, Bro. Jacob Speicher, aged 34 years, 7 months and 15 days. Buried on the 2nd of Nov., in the Dunkard graveyard. The deceaseds wife and mother being sick with the same disease could not be present. Services by Samuel and Emanuel Blough.
GINDLESPARGER.- On the 11th of November, in Somerset Co., Pa., Amma Gindlesparger, aged 8 years, 4 months and 16 days. Buried on the 13th. Services by Jonas Blough and Cyrus Harshberger.
WEAVER.- On the 19th of Nov., in Cambria Co., Pa., Albert Weaver, aged 4 years, 4 months and 21 days. Buried on the 2_ th. Services by Jonas Blough.
(Note - The space after 2 indicates a number is twenty-something)
LEWIS.- On the 13th of July in East Donegal, Lancaster Co., Pa., of consumption, Nonie Lewis, aged 13 years, 7 months and 21 days. On the 16th her remains were deposited in the Maytown church-yard in the presence of many friends and neighbors, where appropriate services were held by Ephraim Nissley and Martin Root. The deceased leaves a sorrowing mother.
SMITH.- On the 30th of Sept., in McPerson County, Kansas, of palsy, Sister Susanna Smith, widow of the late John Smith, aged 64 years, 4 months and 12 days. She moved from Indiana to Kansas in the summer of 1879. She had been quite feeble for the last year so that she could not leave home. By her request services were occasionally held at her house. She has passed away as we hope to the better land above. She lived many years in widowhood. She was buried at Spring Valley, where services were held by D. Brundage, Jacob Holdeman and ______ Kline.
STUTZMAN.- On the 23rd of November, in Elkhart Co., Ind., after an illness of 11 weeks, Anna Christina Boller Stutzman, wife of Benjamin Stutzman, aged 61 years, 5 months and 15 days. She was buried on the 25th at the Clinton Meeting-house. Funeral services by Eli Miller and Levi Weaver. Text, Heb. 4:1-11. She was a member of the Amish Mennonite Church for about 43 years, and was born in Mifflin Co., Pa., was raised in Wayne Co., O., and lived 27 years in Indiana. From the first of her sickness she said she could not recover, no medicine would avail, neither did she desire to get well here, but to be received into Eternal Glory. A few days previous to her departure, she bade her husband and children all farewell, and just shortly before her death she said, "I see angels and hear them sing." She also saw her departed father and mother. She suddenly awoke from her trance and exclaimed, "O there is my mother whom I have not seen for so long" (42 years) She still watched her husband, begging him to go along until he told her is she wanted to go home to go in peace and not wait for him, and he would find a way to get through the world. Then she closed her eyes in calm repose, and fell asleep in Jesus.
"Dearest mother, thou hast left us,
Here thy loss we deeply feel:
But tis God who has bereft us;
He can all our sorrows heal.
Yet again we hope to meet thee,
When the day of life is fled;
There in heaven with joy to greet thee
Where no farewell tear is shed."
BLOSSER.- On the 11th of Dec., in Union Tp., Elkhart Co., Ind., Mary Ann, widow of Peter Blosser, aged 60 years, 11 months and 26 days. Buried on the 13th, at the Yellow Creek burying-ground. Services by John Weaver and J. F. Funk. Text, Job 19:25-27.
Transcribed by Betty Hartzler, Kansas