Hershberger - On Dec. 7th, in Richland twp, Cambria county, Pa., Sally Hershberger, aged about 45 years. She was buried on the 9th in David Yoder's family graveyard, where services were held by Moses B. Miller, Samuel Blough, and Cyrus Hershberger, 2 Cor. 5:1. She was a member of the Amish Church, and never married. Peace to her ashes.
Yoder - On the 1st Nov. in Richland twp. , Cambria county, Pa., of typhoid fever Jacob Yoder aged 22 years, 6 months, and 7 days. Buried on the 3d, in the family graveyard. Services were held in Weaver's Church by Moses B. Miller and Jonas Blough. Brother Yoder's wife died nearly 3 years ago and now leaves a child, father, mother, two brothers and three sisters to mourn their loss. He was much beloved by all who knew him.
Horst - On the 7th of Dec. in Rainham twp., Haldimand Co., Ontario of a lingering illness of some years. Sister Louisa, wife of John Horst, aged 64 years, 2 months and 5 days Buried at the Lake Shore, where services were held by Elias Snyder and L. Hoover.
Bair - On the 29th of Nov., near Stumptown, Lancaster county, Pa., Mary, wife of John Bair, aged 32 years, 6 months, and 3 days. Buried at Stumptown Meeting-house where services were conducted by David Buckwalter and John Landis from John 11: latter clause of the 28th verse. A large concourse of sympathizing friends and neighbors were present. She leaves a husband and 5 children to mourn her departure, but we hope their loss is her eternal gain. She was a faithful sister in the Mennonite Church, and was beloved by all who know her.
Weaver - In Elkhart Co., Ind. ON the 26th of December, Catherine, wife of Jonathan Weaver, aged 57 years and 5 months. She was sorely afflicted for a number of years and we trust through her much tribulation she has been made a fit recipient of the glory prepared for those who love the Lord. She was buried on the 28th. Services by J. F. Funk, N. Metzler and J. A. Beutler from Pa. 90:12.
Mellinger- On Dec., 18th in Leetonia, Columbiana county, Ohio, of scarlet fever and sore throat. Emma Alice, only daughter of Samuel C. and Mary J. Mellinger, aged 17 years, 11 months, and 23 days. She was sick only five days and suffered very much, but now we hope she rest in Jesus.
Kauffman - On the 2d of Nov. near Arcadia, Indiana, of lung disease Amanda Kauffman, aged 18 years, 7 months, and 27 days. Buried in the family grave-yard on the 4th.
Wiland - On the 21st of September in Richland, twp., Cambria county, Pa. Mary Ann Wiland, wife of Samuel Wiland, aged 25 years, 8 months, and 29 days. The funeral sermon was preached in the Weaver Church by John M. Muler of Mifflin county, and Hiram Musselman of Scalp Level, from Rev. 14:13. The deceased was a faithful Christian and leaves a deeply breaved husband and two children.
Meyers - On the 7th of December, in Bucks co., Pa. Elizabeth Meyers, maiden name Detweiler, of the Deep Run Church, aged 65 years, 5 months and 23 days. She was buried on the 11th when many persons met to sympathize with the mourning friends. Services at the meeting house by Jacob Loux and A. F. Moyer. Text 2 Cor. 5:1. Peace to her ashes.
Kreider - On the 13th of December, in Elkhart Co., Ind., of a lingering illness, Bro. David Kreider, aged 76 years, 7 months, and 6 days. He was buried at Shaum's church on the 16th. Services by H. Shaum, J. F. Funk, and J. S. Coffman. Bro. Kreider was a faithful member of the Mennonite church., a devoted Christian, a kind father, and universally beloved and respected by all who knew him. We shall miss him, but our loss is his eternal gain.
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Eash - On the 20th of December, near Mancelona, Mich. , of typhoid fever (it is supposed), Bro. Noah Eash, aged 42 years and 13 days. Bro. Eash moved from LaGrange county, Ind., to Antrim county, Mich. in the Spring of 1883. About six weeks before his death Bro. Jacob Weaver visited the church there and he at that time seemed to enjoy his new home and good health.; yet he seemed to have his end in view. In parting from Bro. W. he said, If we meet no more on earth we will meet in heaven." During his sickness he requested the anointing with oil, according to the injunction of the apostle James. After this was done he expressed the desire to go where there is no more sorrow and pain. He had a great desire to see once more his brethren from whom he had been separated in his removal to Michigan. He earnestly and repeatedly admonished his family and friends to live faithful to God. The remains were brought back to Indiana for interment. Funeral services were held at the Lake Shore Meeting House by C. Plank, Henry Miller, and J. J. Weaver.
Shup.- On the 29th of November, in Holmes county, Ohio, of typhoid fever, Christian Shup aged 31 years and 7 months. On the 4th of January his wife died of the same disease, aged 33 years , 8 months, and 17 days. Services were held at th first funeral by Moses Miller and Samuel Miller, and at the second by Moses Miller and Solomon Miller.
Hunsberger - On the 22nd of December, in Wadsworth, Medina county, Ohio, Abraham Hunsberger, formerly from Montgomery county, Pa., aged 88 years, 3 months, and 2 days. He was the father of Preacher Ephraim Hunsberger of Wadsworth. Buried in the Mennonite graveyard. Funeral remarks were made by preachers Reed, Nice, Overholser, and Leatherman.
Eash - On the 12th day of December, in La Grange county, Ind., of typhoid fever, Levi Eash, aged 46 years. Bro. Eash was Superintendent of the Poor-house for nearly two years, and was much liked by the inmates, which was clearly seen on several visits made there, and also on the day of the funeral, as they looked through their tears for the last time, upon his lifeless form. After prayer and exhortation with the poor, the remains were taken to the Lake Shore Meeting-house, where services were conducted by J. J. Weaver, Eli Weaver, and C. Plank. Interred at Hostetler's buring-ground. Brother Eash was a member of the Amish Mennonite church. He leaves a widow and seven children.
Fretz - On the 7th of December, in Clay City, Clay county, Ind., Catherine Fretz, daughter of John Longenecker, deceased, wife of Nathan Fretz, aged 49 years, 1 month and 18 days. The deceased was born in Medina county, Ohio. She leaves seven children with her husband to mourn her departure. When asked if she was willing to die, she nodded assent, and desired prayer that she might go easily and quickly, after which she passed away in a few moments without a struggle.
Bowman - December 18th at Bowmansville, Lancaster county, Pa., Moses Bowman aged 61 years, and 17 days. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite church for more than thirty years, was a kind father and neighbor, and was much beloved by all who knew him. He left a widow, a son and a daughter to mourn for a dear husband and father. His death was not unexpected, being slowly weakened by consumption. Buried at Pine Grove, Lancaster county, Pa., where many friends and relatives met to pay their last respects. Horning and Gottshall officiated in the funeral services.
Wismer.- Near the Mennonite Church, Markham, Ontario, on the 30th of Dec., Henry Wismer, aged 84 years, less 2 days, on the following day his remains were Interred in the Mennonite Church yard. Appropriate remarks were made by Joseph Barkey in German and John Byer in English. Text, 2 Corinthians 5:1 - 4, and Amos 4:12, the latter part of the verse "Prepare to meet thy God, O ' Israel."
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Umstead - On the 29th of December, in Somerset county, Pa., of old age Barbara Umstead, aged 89 years and 23 days. Deceased was born in Germany. She was confined to her bed ever since the death of her husband in September. Services by R. A. Fink.
Knipple - On the 21st of December, in Plumstead, Bucks county, Pa., Magdelena, widow of Valentine Knipple, aged 72 years and 10 months. She was buried at Dublin Church on the 24th. She had selected her funeral text. Psalms 16: 5,6. I. Meyer spoke at the house and S. Godshalk at the meeting-house.
Hartzler - On the 30th of December, in Menno twp., Mifflin county, Pa, after a long, and at times, very painful complications of bodily infirmities, Lydia, wife of Jacob C. Hartzler, aged 66 years, 2 months and 18 days. Sister Hartzler was the mother of our correspondent J. K. Hartzler. "Mother is at rest."
Bomberger - On the 6th of December, near Manheim, Lancaster county Pa, Maria, wife of E. B. Bomberger, aged 47 years, 3 months and 3 days. Funeral on the 9th. Text, John 7: 5, 3. Buried at Manheim.
Habecker - December 11th, near Newtown, Lanc., Pa., Joseph, infant of Jacob and ----- Habecker, aged 23 days. Funeral on the 13th. Text, Matt. 18:3. Buried at Silver Spring Cemetery.
Doner - December 19th, in Petersburg, Lancaster county, Pa., of Consumption, Sister Lydia Doner, aged 45 years, 11 months and 19 days. Funeral on the 23d. Text, Nahum 1:12. Buried at Petersburg Meeting-house.
Stehman - December 26th, near Petersburg, Lancaster county, Pa., of Apoplexy, Sister Anna Stehman, widow, aged 84 years, 6 months and 12 days. Funeral on the 30th. Text, Isaiah 57:2. Buried at Petersburg Meeting-house.
Strickler - December 28th, in Rapho twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., of dropsy, Sister Barbara Strickler, wife of brother Abm Strickler, aged 68 years, 10 months and 15 days. Funeral on the 31st. Text, Rev. 7: 16,17. Buried at Erisman's Meeting-house.
Miller - On the 3d of Jan. 1881, in Clinton twp.., Elkhart county, Ind., of disease of the lungs, Elizabeth, wife of Joseph J. Miller, aged 61 years, 11 months and 15 days. Funeral services were held by John L. Miller and Levi Weaver. Text, I Thess. 4: 13-18.
Gehman - On the 27th of December, in Brecknock twp., Berks Co., Pa., Mary, wife of Samuel Gehman, in the 66th year of her age. Buried at Gehman's Meeting-house, where services were conducted by Benjamin Horning and Chr. Stauffer. She leaves a husband and a large circle of friends to mourn her departure. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for over forty years.
Nolt - On the 31st of December in Earl twp., in Lancaster county, Pa., Mary Nolt, aged 21 years and 3 days. She leaves three brothers six sisters and a widowed mother; her father, Michael Nolt, having died a few years before. She was buried at Groff's Dale, where many mourning frieds paid the last respects to her earthly remains. Services by bishop Jonas Martin, and Elias Nolt. Deceased was well and strong, but that fell destroyer consumption, took her hence, we hope to rest. She was a member of the Mennonite Church a little more than a year.
Transcribed by Carolyn J. Lichti, Goshen, Indiana.