COCKLEY. On the 9th of Feb., near Huntsdale, Cumberland Co., Pa., of spinal disease, of which she suffered over two years, sister Sarah wife of Noah Cockley, aged 51 years and 21 days. She was buried on the 12th at Milltown Dunker Church, followed by a large concourse of friends. She died in a living faith, having the hope of a better life through Jesus, expressing a desire to depart and be with Christ.
BUCKWALTER. On the 30th of January, in Lancaster Co., Pa., Amos M., son of Peter and Mary Buckwalter, aged 4 years, 5 months and 2 days. Services by D. Buckwalter and J. K. Brubaker. Text, Matt. 24 : 40, last clause.
"Fond parents, calm the heaving breast,
The Savior called him home;
Grieve not, your darling is at rest,
Beyond this vale of gloom.
"That cherub hand had need of one,
To join their songs of love;
Then weep not for your darling son,
He sweetly sings above."
REED. On the 6th of Feb., in Medway, Clarke county, Ohio, Sarah (Zimmerman) Reed, aged 76 years, 1 month and 12 days. She was born in Pennsylvania, and emigrated to Ohio in 1865. She was a sister in the Old Mennonite Church, and lived and died in the faith and hope of the Redeemer and his promises. She was the mother of five children three living, one dead, and one unknown. Services by J. M. Greider, from 2 Pet. 3 : 9-14.
BLOUGH. On the 21st of January, in Middlebury township, Elkhart Co., Ind., of lung fever, Ora, son of Solomon and Frances Blough, aged 5 months and 17 days. Funeral services by Eli S. Miller and D. J. Johns, from Ps. 16 : 6. Buried at Forest Grove burying-ground on the 23d.
YODER. On the 7th of Feb., in LaGrange Co., Ind., infant child, 7 days old, of Jacob and Sarah Yoder. Buried on the 9th, at Miller's burying-ground. Services by Henry A. Miller and D. J. Johns. Text, Mark 10 : 14, 15.
EASH. On the 8th of February, in Newbury township, LaGrange Co., Ind., of consumption, Moses, son of Jacob and Sarah Eash, aged 20 years, 3 months and 13 days. Buried at Hostetler's grave-yard on the 10th; services by H. A. Miller and D. J. Johns, from Isaiah 38 : 1.
MAST. On the 10th of Feb., in Newbury township, LaGrange Co., Ind., of lung fever, Cleveland, son of Frank and Katie Mast, aged 7 months and 28 days. Buried on the 12th at Miller's grave-yard. Services by H. A. Miller and D. J. Johns. Text, Matt. 18: 1-6.
SHANK. On the 6th of February, in Putnam county, Ohio, on the Blanchard river, Pre. Henry Shank, aged 76 years, 6 months and 24 days. Brother Shank died very suddenly. He walked out into his yard in apparent usual health, and a few minutes later was found there dead. He was a minister, in the church where he died, about forty years. Funeral services by John Shenk of Allen county, Ohio.
EBY. On the 4th of February, in Locke, Elkhart Co., Ind., of heart disease, Lydia Weaver, wife of George W. Eby, aged 4 days less than 51 years. She was born in Waterloo Co., Ontario, and was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. She was of feeble health for the last fifteen years, but bore all her affliction with Christian resignation. She leaves a deeply bereaved husband and a daughter to mourn their loss, but there is good evidence that they weep not as others which have no hope. We have good reason to believe that she joined the blood-washed throng, and among them her nine children who died in infancy. She was buried on the 6th at South Union. Services by Jacob A. Beutler and D. Burkholder.
STAHLY. On the 5th of Feb. in LaGrange Co., Ind., John Stahly, aged as near as could be ascertained, 79 years, 7 months and 11 days. He was buried on the 7th at Pippinger's graveyard, in Union township, Elkhart Co., and he had formerly lived in this vicinity. He was a faithful member of the Amish Church and for twenty or thirty years was entirely blind. We trust he is now enjoying the light of the better land. Services were held by P. Stuckman and D. Burkholder.
SNIDER. On February 7th, in Wayne county, Ohio, of jaundice, Leo, son of Martin and _____ Snider, aged 9 years, 1 month and 8 days. Buried in the Mennonite burying-ground on the 8th. Services by Adam H. Brenneman and D. M. Irvin from Matthew 15 : 24.
Transcriber's Note: The name of Mrs. Snider was left blank in the actual newsletter.
MEYERS. On the 6th of Feb., in Plumstead township, Bucks Co., Pa., Elizabeth, wife of Reuben Meyers, daughter of Jacob and Sally High, aged 46 years, 8 months and 14 days. Buried at Deep Run. Services at the house by Samuel Godshalk in English, and at the Meeting-house by Isaac Meyers and John Gross.
From this world of trial and of pain,
She has gone to the mansions above;
There with Jesus and angels to dwell,
In blissful and heavenly love.
KULP. On the 14th of February, in Bedminster Twp., Bucks Co., Pa., Isaac Kulp, at the advanced age of 77 years, 10 months and 17 days. Buried on the 18th at Deep Run. Peace to his ashes.
Now he dwelleth all serene,
In the brighter realms above,
Viewing there the glorious scene
Heaven's perfect peace and love,
Angels praising God above.
BYLER. On the 4th of January, suddenly, of apoplexy, in Lancaster Co., Pa., David Byler, aged 65 years, 4 months and 17 days. He was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite church for many years. He leaves good evidence that he died in peace. He was beloved by all who knew him. He was buried on the 6th; services by William Koakman and John P. Mast. He leaves a sorrowing widow and three daughters to mourn his sudden death. May God bless and comfort them.
FISCHER. On the 21st of Feb., in Green township, Iowa Co., Iowa, Sarah Schlabach, wife of Samuel Fischer, aged 43 years, 9 months and 6 days. She leaves a husband and 10 children, the youngest only one day old, to mourn her departure. Three children died before her. She had a premonition of her death for some time. In the last hours of her life she admonished her children very earnestly as to how they should live and that they should enter into a covenant with God and keep it faithfully. She was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite Church. On the 22d she was buried. Services by J. J. Guengerich and C. J. Miller from Heb. 4.
MILLER. On the 4th of Feb., in Miami Co., Indiana, after an illness of eleven days of lung and typhoid fever, Barbara, wife of Absalom Miller, aged 56 years, 6 months and 14 days. She leaves a sorrowing husband and five children. She was perfectly resigned to the will of God, and had a firm confidence in his mercy. She was a member of the Amish Mennonite Church. Was buried on the 6th. Services by Daniel C. Miller and Nobert Sproll.
CARR. On the 5th of Feb., in Howard Co., Indiana, of scarlet fever ________, son of Franklin and Anna Carr, (foster parents Emanuel and Elizabeth Mast) aged 3 years, 3 months and 28 days. Services by Nobert Sproll.
Transcriber's Note: The name of the deceased was left blank in the actual newsletter.
HERES. On the 28th of January in Howard Co., Ind., ________, son of Israel and Amanda Heres, aged about three years. No funeral services were held on account of the father and other members of the family being sick with the scarlet fever.
Transcriber's Note: The name of the deceased was left blank in the actual newsletter.
MOLLETT. On the 14th of Feb., in Locke township, Elkhart Co., Ind., Eva, widow of Benedict Mollet, aged 61 years, 6 months and 11 days. She was a widow about nine years, and had lived in matrimony thirty years. She was a faithful member of the Old Amish Mennonite Church and leaves seven sons and three daughters. Funeral services by Moses Burkholder and J. C. Schlabach from Job 5 : 24 and 1 Cor. 15. Peace to her ashes.
REIST. February 6th, near Medway, Ohio, suddenly, Jacob Reist, son of Augustus and _____ Reist of Lancaster Co., Pa. His remains were taken to his parents. Funeral on the 10th. Text, Matt. 24 : 44. Buried at Erb's Meeting-house. Many friends assembled and sympathized with the bereft family.
Transcriber's Note: The name of Mrs. Reist was left blank in the actual newsletter.
ROHRER. On February 9th, near Florin, Lancaster Co., Pa., Sister Catharine Rohrer, widow, aged 61 years, 5 months and 28 days. Funeral on the 11th. Text, Rev. 14 : 13. Buried at Strasburg Meeting-house. A sorrowing family followed her to the grave.
COCKLEY. February 10th, near Huntsdale, Cumberland Co., Pa., after a long sickness, Sister Sarah, wife of Brother Noah Cockley, aged 51 years and 19 days. Funeral on the 13th. Text, Phil. 1 : 2_. Buried near Huntsdale. A bereft family and large circle of friends followed her to the grave.
Transcriber's Note: This notice seems to be the same as the first one in this issue, with a few details different. Also, the verse number was difficult to read. It appeared to be either "23" or "28."
STREIT. On the 4th of Feb., in McLean Co., Ill., of lung fever, Frances, wife of Joseph Streit, aged 76 years, 5 months and 7 days. She was born in Strasburg, Alsace, and a faithful member of the Amish Church. Services were held by Daniel Steinman and John P. Schmitt from Rev. 14 : 13. She lived a devoted Christian life, and the bereaved husband and friends need not mourn as those who have no hope.
SEHR. On the 26th of January, at her residence
in Hatfield township, Montgomery Co., Pa., Magdalena Sehr,
at the very advanced age of 100 years and 3 months. She was probably
the oldest person in the county. She lived all her life time in
the township where she died. She saw generations grow up and pass
away. She enjoyed good health until about a week before her death.
She was buried at the Hilltown (Lutheran) Church.
CORRECTION. In the death notice of John Stahly, in the last number, his age is given 70 years, &c. It should be 79 years, 7 months and 11 days.
Orten. Near Allen, Collin Co., Texas, on the 7th of January, 1885 Mary Ann, wife of G. W. Orten, and daughter of H. E. and Mary Rexode, aged 31 years, 10 months and 18 days. She had been a member of the Baptist Church for fourteen years. She was a strong advocate for the doctrine of self-denial, as taught by the Mennonites. She bore her suffering patiently and was cheerful to the last. She was an obedient daughter, a kind sister, an affectionate and faithful wife and mother, and an humble and devoted Christian. She expressed a bright hope of a blessed immortality beyond the grave, and said a short time before she died, "I am ready to go to my home in heaven." She leaves a kind husband and five dear children to mourn their loss. They moved to Texas the 30th of October last, for her health. The bereaved and heart-broken husband and family started for their home in Webster Co., Mo., the 4th of February. Watchful Pilgrim, please copy.
Zook. On the 17th of January, near Belleville, Mifflin Co., Pa., Mary, wife of Pre. Enoch Zook, aged 67 years, 11 months and 1 day. She was always a faithful and consistent member of the Amish Mennonite Church. She leaves a husband, six children and fifteen grandchildren. Services by Michael Yoder and John Yoder.
McLaughlin. On the 29th of December, David, son of Thomas J. and Mattie McLaughlin, aged 1 month and 11 days. Buried at the Chambersburg Meeting-house. Services by P. H. Parret and P. Wedel.
Lapp. On the 23d of Feb., near Clarence Centre, Erie Co., New York, Anna, widow of Pre. Abraham Lapp, aged 85 years, 7 months and 15 days. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. Services by Jacob Hahn and Edison Smith from Rev. 14 : 13.
Lapp. On the 1st of March, at the residence of his mother, who had died just 8 days previously, (see above) of disease of the lungs, Abraham Lapp, aged 62 years and several months. Services by Jacob Hahn and Edison Smith from Psalm 8 : 5.
Rudy. On the 30th of January, in Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Co., Ontario, of the infirmities of old age, Widow ________ Rudy, aged 81 years and 1 day. She was a weary pilgrim on the earth and a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. She was buried on the 2d of Feb. at C. Eby's Meeting-house, where many relatives and friends were present.
Transcriber's Note: The given name of the deceased was left blank in the actual newsletter. Also, this surname might be RUBY.
Groff. On the 15th of Feb., in Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Co., Ontario, Brother Abm. Groff, aged 55 years, 4 months and 2 days. About two weeks before his death, he lost his reason, apparently, and according to the saying of the physicians, he died of congestion of the lungs. He was buried at Martin's Meeting-house on the 18th, and the high esteem in which he was held appeared from the fact that a vast number of friends and acquaintances followed him to the grave.
Bricker. On the 12th of Feb., in Waterloo, Waterloo Co., _______, wife of Jacob Bricker. On the evening of the 7th, as she was about to retire, she went without a light, into another room, from which there was also a door leading into the cellar. In returning, she came to the cellar-door and fell through into the cellar, where she was taken up insensible, and died from the effects of the fall, aged about 63 years. She was buried in the Waterloo Cemetery, followed to her last resting place by many friends and relatives.
Transcriber's Note: The given name of the deceased was left blank in the actual newsletter.
Miller. On the 4th of March, near Noble, Iowa, Levi J. Miller, aged 68 years, 10 monthf and 16 days. Bro. Miller was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, and emigrated to Iowa thirty-two years ago. He suffered for years with asthma. He was a faithful member of the Church of Christ and possessed a good hope. Funeral services by Benjamin Eicher from 1 Cor. 15 : 53, 54.
Transcriber's Note: The word "monthf" was as printed in the actual newsletter.
Johns. On the 20th of Feb., in LaGrange Co., Ind. of brain fever, Ora Daniel, son of D. J. and Nancy Johns, aged 1 year, 1 month and 24 days. Funeral services were held by Eli Miller and J. S. Hartzler. Text, 2 Kings 4 : 26, and Mark 10 : 14.
Zook. On the 25th of January, in Lackawannock Twp., Mercer Co., Pa., of heart and kidney disease. Catharine Zook, wife of Pre. Noah Zook, aged 64 years, 1 month and 13 days. She was a faithful member of the Old Amish Mennonite church upwards of fifty years. She leaves a bereaved husband, all their children, five in number, having died with diptheria inside of five weeks, several years ago. She has gone to be with Jesus and meet those gone before her. Funeral services by Pre. Daniel Byler.
Transcriber's Note: Diphtheria was misspelled in the actual newsletter.
Bixler. Near Perrine Corners, Worth Twp., Mercer Co., Pa., of erysipelas on the head and face, Pollie Bixler, wife of Peter Bixler, aged about 70 years. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite church, for a number of years. She leaves a bereaved husband, two sons and one daughter to mourn their loss. She was born in Green Co., Pa.; her maiden name was Silvius.
Fisher. On the 21st of February, in Mount Pleasant Twp., Westmoreland Co., Pa., Elizabeth Fisher, widow of John Fisher, aged about 90 years. Her maiden name was Strohm; she came from Germany when an infant, and united with the Mennonite Church in her younger days, and remained a member to her death. She was buried beside her husband, who died thirty-two years ago. Funeral services was held by Pre. Haun.
Jones. On the 14th of February, in Waterloo Co., Ontario, Martha Jones (widow), aged 76 years, 3 months and 25 days. She was buried on the 18th, at Blenheim Meeting-house. Funeral services by J. Gingerich and J. Nahrgang.
Naffziger. On the 26th of February, in Tazewell Co., Illinois, of the infirmities of old age, Anna Graber Naffziger, aged 77 years, 6 months and 27 days. She was born on the 30th of July, 1807, in Gensburg, Alsace, France. She was married to John Naffziger on the 20th of March, 1832, in Burscheit, in Lotheringen. Her husband died twenty-eight years ago. She was a member of the Amish Church. Services by E. M. Hartman, ________ Esch and Peter Stuckey.
Transcriber's Note: The blank before the surname Esch was as printed in the actual newsletter.
Albrecht. On the 21st of Feb., in Livingston Co., Illinois, of consumption, John, son of Pre. John Albrecht, aged 21 years, 9 months and 9 days. He was buried on the 24th, in the Waldo Twp. burying-ground. Many people attended his funeral. Services by Peter Zimmerman of Woodford Co., Joseph Greiser and John P. Schmitt. During the early part of last summer, he gradually grew so weak that he was unable to work. The doctors advised him to go to a warmer climate. On the first of December, his older brother accompanied him to Florida, where he found good care and accommodations, but continued to get worse. On the 11th of February, in the night, he arrived at Minonk, on their return, but on account of the snow, could not get home till the 14th, when he immediately took his bed and died as above stated. Shortly before he died, he said, "I am growing weaker, but am not afraid to die." He was converted some years ago and united with the Amish Mennonite Church, of which he was a faithful member. All display and fashion he carefully avoided. O dear young friends, seek the Savior now in the accepted time, and serve him with all devotion, that it may be well with you in the end.
Transcriber's Note: The phrase "took his bed" was as printed in the actual newsletter.
Ressler. On the 7th of Feb., in Marticville, Lancaster Co., Pa., Milton Elmer, son of Levi and Eliza A. Ressler, aged 14 years, 6 months and 25 days. Services by W. H. Smith and Amos Herr from Job 16 : 22.
Yoder. On the 12th of February, in Holmes Co., Ohio, of the infirmities of old age, Catharine Kurtz Yoder, aged 91 years, 9 months and 12 days. She was buried on the 14th and was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite Church. Services by Josiah Hostettler, Levi D. Miller and F. Mast from John 5 : 24-29 and Rom. 14 : 7-9.
Stauffer. On the 23d of Feb., near Georgetown, Columbiana Co., Ohio, Lewis Stauffer, aged 81 years and 28 days. Brother Stauffer departed this life without warning to wife and children. At five o'clock in the morning he was thought to be well, and when called to breakfast he was found dead. The bereaved widow who mourns the loss with three sons and four daughters is in feeble health. May God comfort her in her old age, and abundantly bless her declining years.
Brenneman. Isaac R. Brenneman, of Trumbull Center, Ashtabula County, Ohio, died on Sunday night, February the 15th, 1885, at 9 o'clock, at Trumbull Center. The deceased was a son of Christian Brenneman, of Orrville, and moved to Ashtabula, nearly three years ago. He leaves a wife and five children to mourn the loss of a husband and father.
Newcomer. February 19th, near Mount Joy, Lancaster Co., Pa., of scarlet fever, Catharine S., daughter of Brother and Sister Christian N. Newcomer, aged 7 years, 4 months and 14 days. Funeral on the 22d. Text, Rev. 3 : 19. Buried at Landisville Meeting-house.
Schreiner. February 17th, near Manheim, Lancaster Co., Pa., of scarlet fever. Howard, son of Franklin and Amanda Schreiner, aged 5 years, 6 months and 7 days. Funeral on the 19th. Text, Mark 10 : 15. Buried at Mount Joy Cemetery.
Kolp. On the 2d of March, in Westfield Twp., Medina Co., Ohio, of palsy and general infirmities. Isaac P. Kolp, aged 83 years, 8 months and 27 days. Buried at the Upper Guilford Mennonite Burying ground. Services by E. Hunsberger from Heb. 4 : 10, 11. He was born in Northampton Co., Pa., and moved to Ohio in 1851. He leaves a widow and three sons to mourn their loss.