Herald of Truth Obituaries - February, 1886

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Herald of Truth, Vol. XXIII, Number 3, February 1, 1886, Page 44.

RINGLER - On the 9th of January, in Nappanee, Ind. John Ringler, aged 24 years, 2 months and 10 days. Deceased had been a clerk in Hartman Bros. Grocery store for six years. He suffered more than ten months from abcesses (sic) which gave him severe pain. He gave his heart to God a short time before he died. A few minutes before he expired he said to a friend, "I have a bright hope for the future." Funeral services were conducted by P. J. Kaufman and J. H. Miller. Text, Amos 4:12.

SHROCK - On the 10th of October, 1885, in Kent Co., Mich., of diphtheria, Arthur Shrock, son of Susanna Schrock, and grandson of Moses Livingston, aged 2 days less than 8 years. Services by Wendel Holman, Peter Keim and George Long. Buried at the Mennonite Church.

WOODS - On the 17th of Dec., 1885, in Kent Co., Mich., of diphtheria, Henry, son of Robert and Elizabeth Woods, aged 3 years and ___ months. Services at the Mennonite Church by Peter Keim and J. G. Winey.

WEAVER - On the 21st of Dec., 1885 in Kent county, Mich., of diphtheria, Ella, daughter of Daniel and Mary Weaver, and grand-daughter of Jer. Stahl, aged 6 years, 2 months and 27 days. Funeral services were held on the 9th of January at the Mennonite Church by Peter Keim and George Long.

BUCHWALTER - On the 5th of Jan., In Lancaster Co., Pa., at the residence of Bro. John and Sister Susan Denlinger, of Paradise Twp., very suddenly of membranous croup, Lizzie, daughter of widow Cath. Buchwalter, of Intercourse, aged 4 years, 10 months and 16 days. Funeral service by Bish. Isaac Eby. Text, 1 Peter 1:24, 25.

This lovely bud so young and fair,
Called hence by early doom,
Just came to show how fair a flower
In Paradise could bloom.

Go, little loved one, go;
A mother's heart can tell -
And none but her's can fully know
How hard to say farewell.

HORST - On the 8th of Jan., in Stark Co., Ohio, Pre. Benjamin Horst, at an advanced age. He had been in feeble health for some time. He was a minister in the Church in Wayne county for many years, and possessed a good degree of Scriptural knowledge.

SHUPE - On the 1st of Jan., Anna Shupe, widow of George Shupe, aged 75 years lacking a few days. She died in Washington Co., Ind., at the house of her son, and on the next day the corpse was brought to Stonerville, Westmoreland county, Pa., and buried in the Mennonite burying-ground in the evening, where, after a few words were spoken, and a short prayer offered by Pre. Burns of Stonerville, the coffin was opened and the friends took their leave, and she was buried by the side of her husband. She was the daughter of Joseph Sherrick, and a member of the Mennonite Church at Stonerville for many years.

KEAGEY - On the 10th of Jan., in Harvey county, Kan., of dropsy in the head, infant son of Chr. And Emeline Keagey, aged 2 months and 19 days. Funeral services by John A. and D. B. Holdeman, from 1 Peter 1:24.

Go to thy rest, fair child,
Go to thy dreamless bed,
While yet so gentle, undefiled,
With blessings on thy head.

Shall love, with weak embrace,
Thy upward wing detain?
No, gentle angel, seek thy place
Amid the cherub train.

GOOD - On Jan. 11th, in Caernarvon Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., of dropsy, Samuel Good, aged 71 years, 10 months and 4 days. He was ordained to the ministry of the gospel in the Mennonite Church in Oct. 1838, and has been a zealous worker in the vineyard of the Lord, until his health began to fail a few years ago. He served as a preacher forty-seven years, and yet his labors were confined mostly to four townships. He had been twice married, but his second wife also died a few years ago. From the first marriage he leaves three sons and three daughters; from the second two daughters survive him. The funeral took place at the residence of his son-in-law. He was buried at Bowmansville, where Jonas Martin, Joseph Wenger, Benjamin Horning and Menno Zimmerman conducted the services. The roads were almost impassable from drifted snow, preventing many from attending the funeral.

WENGER - On the 12th of Jan., near New Erection Church, in Rockingham Co., Va., John E., son of Peter Wenger, of nervous dyspepsia, aged 18 years and 11 months. Again death has laid his icy hand upon the best of youths. He was of a meek and quiet disposition, scarcely any one could say a harmful word of him. He united with the Mennonite Church some time before he died. There is, we believe, sufficient evidence to his many friends and relatives that his spirit is at rest. A short time before he died, he repeated the words which were used for a text at his funeral, namely, 2 Cor. 5:6 -8. Services by Daniel Heatwole and Samuel Coffman. He was buried at Weaver's Church on the 14th.

HAUSHALTER - On the 14th of January, in Eureka, Woodford Co., Ill., Debold Haushalter, aged 69 years, 2 months and 4 days. He was the father of eight children, thirty-four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He was born in Alsace, Lorraine, in 1816. On the 8th of May, 1838, he was married to Maria Zehr, with whom he lived forty-eight years to the time of his death. He enjoyed good health until the last year of his life. On the 14th of January, as he was about to rise, he fell back and died in fifteen minutes. He was highly respected. Funeral services were held by Christian Reeser, P. Zimmerman and others.

GLODEN - On the 28th of Dec., in McLean Co., Ill., of scarlet fever, Gilbert, son of Peter and Magdalena Gloden, aged 2 years, 5 months and ___ days. Services were held by William Egly and John P. Schmitt. May God bless the sorrowing parents.

KREBIEHL - On the 4th of Jan., in Johnson Co., Iowa, of lung disease, Susanna, widow of Christian Krehbiel, aged 75 years, 9 months and 28 days. She was a faithful sister in the Amish Mennonite Church, and very devoted in her Christian duties. She was born in Ohio. She told the writer that she was the first Amish child born in Holmes Co. She was on a visit to her friends when she became sick, and lingered only seven days. She bore her sickness with patience, and died in the hope of a better life. Services by P. Kinsinger and F. Schwartzentruber at the house of Joseph Schloettler.

NUSBAUM - On the 6th of January, in Olive Twp., Elkhart Co., Ind., wife of Christian Nusbaum, aged about 50 years. Her death was caused by an accident. Her husband went to the barn to do his chores for the evening when she went to the cellar for something and fell down the stairs, killing herself as is supposed by the fall. When he returned to the house an hour afterwards, he found her lying at the foot of the cellar way dead. It was a terrible shock to the afflicted husband and children, and the entire neighborhood indeed was deeply affected by this sad and sudden bereavement. She was highly respected and beloved and these sorrowing friends mourn not as those who have no hope. She was buried on the 9th followed by a very large circle of friends and relatives. Services by George Lambert and John F. Funk, She was buried in Shaum's burying-ground.

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BULLARD - On the 12th of January, 1886, in Elkhart Co., Ind., of consumption, Maggie, wife of Phillips Bullard, and daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Christophel, aged 25 years, 8 months and 23 days. She had been severely afflicted for a number of months, but bore her sufferings with great patience. She possessed a very cheerful spirit and greatly enjoyed devotional exercises. During the earlier part of her sickness she had doubts as to the certainty of her acceptance with God. Her love for her children made her feel that she wanted to stay with them longer, and it was some time till she could fully say that she was satisfied as the Lord might be pleased to direct, but some weeks before her death she gave everything into the hands of God, and resigned herself fully into his hands, and then she said she felt so lifted up -that she never had felt so before. Then she heard as on the other side of the room singing"such sweet singing as she had never heard before; then some one tried to imitate the sweet music, but it was nothing to compare with that. Sometimes when doubts assailed her she found encouragement by reading from the "Silent Comforter," hanging up in her room, the passage, "Come now, let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool." Isa. 1:18. Shortly before she died, she said in a dream some one came to her and gave into her right hand a shrub of evergreen, very fragrant and of a very excellent aromatic taste. How very significant of the unfading beauties of the evergreen shore whither she was so soon to go, and of the sweetness of the joys in store for those that love the Lord. She was buried on the 14th in Shaum's burying-ground, where services were held by Henry Shaum from 2 Cor. 6:1, and J. F. Funk from Isa. 3:10. She leaves a sorrowing husband, two children, a mother and two sisters to mourn her early death. This is the third funeral in the family within five months and the sixth within five years. May the Lord comfort these dear friends and give them joy amidst all their afflictions.
Leaf by leaf the roses fall,
Drop by drop the springs run dry.
One by one beyond recall
Loved ones say farewell and die.
But the roses bloom again
And the springs will gush anew;
So in Eden's fairer clime
Brighter scenes we soon shall view.

MILLER - On the 9th of January, in Newberry Twp., LaGrange Co., Ind., Daniel S. Miller, of the Old Amish Mennonite Church, aged 79 years, 11 months and 14 days. He was sick only 20 hours. He had company on the 8th, and when they were ready to go home, as they bade him good-by he became unconscious and remained so till his death. Just a short time before he said: "my life is but a hand-breadth yet, and this will no doubt soon be taken." For several years already he was paralyzed so that he was not able to do anything. He was buried on the 11th. He leaves a widow, three children, fifteen grandchildren and five great grandchildren. He was born in Somerset Co., Pa., and came to Indiana in 1841. He was a brother to Bishop Joseph Miller who died 8 years ago, and one of the first settlers in the Old Amish Mennonite settlement in Indiana.

KRATZ - On the 30th of Dec., 1885, near Harleysville, Montgomery Co., Pa., Catharine, wife of Abraham F. Kratz, aged 48 years, 4 months and 25 days. She was a daughter of Jacob Boorse, of Centre Point. Nine years ago she was operated on for a heavy tumor, and so far regained her health that she was able to attend to her household duties and enjoyed ordinary health. The disease, however, grew on her again, and was the cause of her death. She was a member of the Mennonite Church, and she had a desire to depart and be with Christ, in the hope that she should be relieved from pain and sorrow and be received in the home of the blest. She leaves a deeply afflicted husband, three children, a father and four sisters. She was buried in Lower Salford Mennonite burying-ground, where services were held at the house by Jacob Moyer and Henry Bower, and at the meeting-house by Michael Moyer and Christian Allebach from Phil. 1 chapter and last clause of 23d verse.

RHODES - On the 15th of Dec., in New Erection Church in Rockingham Co., Va., of consumption Susanna Heatwole, wife of Solomon Rhodes, aged 35 years, 9 months and 12 days. She leaves a husband and six children to mourn her death. She was a consistent member of the Mennonite Church from her youth. She was buried at Weber's Church on the 17th where many friends and a large relationship were present. Funeral services by John Geil from 1 Cor. 5:55 -57.

STRICKLER - On the 16th of Jan., in Boiling Springs, Cumberland Co., Pa., Bro. Henry Strickler, aged 78 years, 5 months and 4 days. He was buried on the 20th, in the Churchtown cemetery. Text, Isaiah 38:1. Bro. Strickler was a very quiet man.

ERB - On the 22nd of Jan., near Erisman's meeting-house, Lancaster Co., Pa., of scarlet fever, Amanda B., daughter of Bro. and Sister Albert H. Erb, aged 5 years, 10 months and 20 days. She was buried on the 24th, at Erisman's meeting-house. Text, Job 1:21, and Gal. 3:26.

LANDIS - On the 14th of Jan., in Bucks Co., Pa., of scarlet fever, J. Wilmer, son of John F. and Hulda J. Landis, aged 7 years, 6 months and 14 days. He took sick on New Year's morning, and the evening before he told his father he would not go to school any more. He was buried in the Doylestown Mennonite burying-ground on Sunday, the 17th. Services by Samuel Godshalk at the house and Isaac Richert at the meeting-house from John 14:2. May God comfort the hearts of the sorrowing parents.

Transcribed by: Mona M. Mann, Arizona


Herald of Truth, Vol. XXIII, Number 4, February 15, 1886, page 62, 63

GREENAWALT - Adam Greenawalt Sen., was born Dec. 24th, 1806. When a little over 27 years of age, he was married to Catharine Yoder. In 1836 he moved to Fairfield Co., O., where he remained 18 years. In September, 1854, he moved from Fairfield, O., to Clearspring Twp, LaGrange Co., Ind., where he died Jan. 11th, 1886, at the advanced age of 79 years and 17 days. Bro. Greenawalt was a hard worker, and at one time after he moved to Fairfield Co., he worked for one man nine years at fifty cents per day and supported his family. His posterity numbers 13 children, 9 boys and 4 girls, all living and married, and all have acknowledged Jesus as their Savior except one; 58 grandchildren, of who 48 are living; 7 great-grandchildren living and one dead. He was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite Church for many years, and even when old and nearly blind would fill his place at divine services when health and weather permitted, feeling his way with a cane. Seeing him, seemingly on the verge of the grave, still showing a hunger and thirst after righteousness often inspired his brethren with new zeal in the work for the Master. He was an affectionate husband, a loving father, and a good neighbor, and was honored and respected by all who knew him. He had three strokes of paralysis; the last one he received Saturday morning Jan. 9th, 1886. He was relieved of his sufferings Monday evening at about half past six, leaving a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn their loss. J.S.H. (Transcribed by Carolyn J. Lichti, Goshen, Indiana.)

ZIMMERMAN - On the 16th of Jan., in Beatrice, Gage Co., Neb., very suddenly of apoplexy, Helena, wife Louis E. Zimmerman, aged 63 years and 5 months. Her maiden name was Wiebe. She led a peaceful and happy wedded life of nearly 29 years. She was greatly esteemed and highly respected for her sterling Christian qualities, not only by her relatives and members of her Church, but by all who knew her. Her loss was deeply felt by all, as her house was ever open, and every friend and acquaintance was a welcome visitor there. Her funeral was attended by six grandchildren besides many relatives and a large concourse of friends. Her daughter, Sister Penner, wife of Gerhard Penner, bishop of the Church at this place was prevented, on account of sickness from attending the funeral. Thus another faithful worker has gone to her rest and those who mourn her loss here live in hope of meeting her in that heavenly home, opened for us through the atonement of Jesus Christ, our Redeemer.

BURKHOLDER - On the 25th of Jan., in Tuscarawas Co., Ohio, very suddenly, George E. Burkholder, aged 21 years, 8 months and 14 days. He had gone to Dover with another man, and while there suddenly took very sick and died almost in the same moment. He was buried on the 28th at the Union Hill Meeting-house, where a large concourse of people assembled. Funeral services were conducted by Henry Kilmer and Isaac Miller, from John 11:25, 26, and Rev. 14:13. A loud call to those who have not made their peace with God, and especially to the young.

WADE - On the 2d of Jan., at the house of her son-in-law, J. T. McMichaels, in Martinsville, Lancaster Co., Pa., Mary Wade, aged 79 years, 6 months and 25 days. Funeral services were held at the Mennonite Church at New Providence, by Pre. Amos Herr, from Rev. 7:16, 17. She had for many years been an earnest member of the Mennonite Church. She had to suffer much pain and affliction the last few years, but bore it patiently and longed to go to her rest. She leaves 6 children, 29 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren to mourn their loss.

Dear mother has gone to her mansion of rest,
Far away from affliction and care,
To that home where the faithful shall reap their reward,
In that home far away - over there.

That motherly love many years we have felt,
As we look back from childhood till now,
Though she now passed away; how oft has she knelt,
In behalf of her children to thee.

Our heavenly Father, thou knowest us all,
We children and grandchildren, too, on Thee call.
Her last utterance given, "God bless you all"
O help us to meet her in heaven.

MOYER - On the 22d of Jan., at the house of her son-in-law, Peter Metzler, in Columbiana Co., Ohio, Susanna, wife of Abram Moyer, aged 73 years, 10 months and 6 days. She was buried on the 24th at Nold's graveyard, where services were held by Joseph Bixler and Jacob Stauffer from Rom. 6:16. She was a member of the Mennonite Church, and leaves a husband, now in his 90th year, five children and many friends to mourn her death.

THOMAS - On the 14th of Dec., 1885, in Bowne, Kent Co., Mich., of diphtheria from which he suffered four days, Levi, son or (sic) Peter and Fanny Thomas, aged 4 years, 4 months and 20 days. He was buried in the Bowne graveyard. On account of the sickness of the family and the contagious nature of the disease, funeral services were deferred until Jan. 26th, 1886, when a well-attended service was held by Jonas Hartzler, and J. S. Coffman of Indiana.

HOCHSTETLER - On the 21st of Jan., near New Carlisle, Holmes Co., Ohio, of paralysis, Joseph J. Hochstetler, aged 66 years, 7 months and 28 days. He was buried in the family cemetery on his farm. Funeral services were conducted by Pre. Henry Kilmer, Abram Mast and Isaac A. Miller.

MARTENS - On the 14th of Jan., in Bergfeld, Manitoba, after six days of severe suffering, Jacob Martens, formerly of Russia, aged 93 years.

WIENS - On the 27th of Nov., 1885, in Schantzenfeld, Manitoba, after a protracted illness, wife of Jacob Wiens Sen., aged 68 years, 3 months and 20 days.

KLAASEN - On the 13th of Jan., in Neuanlage, Manitoba, John Klaasen, aged 57 years, 3 months and 9 days. He was feeble for several months, but took severely ill on the 6th of Jan. He emigrated from Prussia to Russia in his youth and in 1878* from Russia to Manitoba.

*Transcriber's note: The third number is difficult to discern in the original. "7" is my best guess.

RITZMAN - On the 30th of Jan., near Wakarusa, Elkhart Co., Ind., of consumption, Francis Marion Ritzman, aged 35 years, 6 months and 3 days. He leaves a wife and three children to mourn his early death. He was buried on Feb. 1st, on which occasion services were held by John Metzler and Henry Shaum from Rev. 14:13, and 2 Cor. 5:1. He desired to have peace with all men, and gave good evidence that he was at peace with God.
"He is gone, he is gone,
Beyond the river of death;
Into the silent land:
Oh! How sweet it will be,
There to meet our loved ones
All at home! All at home!

GAUGLE - On the 23d of Jan., in New Britain Twp., Bucks Co., Pa., John Gaugle, aged 29 years, 7 months and 9 days. He was buried on the 27th at the Doylestown Mennonite Meeting-house where a goodly number of friends assembled to show their last respects. He leaves a bereaved widow and one child to mourn his departure.
Dear husband here my weary soul
Feels sad, weeps, mourns and melts for love,
And while these gloomy moments roll,
Faith sees a smiling heaven above.

RIEHL - On the 6th of December, 1885 at Monterey, Lancaster Co., Pa., of consumption, Martha, daughter of John and Esther Riehl, deceased, aged 33 years. She suffered all summer, but continued to attend public worship until within about two months of her death. It was her greatest joy to have her friends come in and read, sing, exhort and pray with her. She never complained, and died in full consciousness of all around her, wishing for her end. She died in the full triumph of faith. Services were held at the home of her sister, Esther Ebersole, where she lived for nine years, by Benj. Fisher and John F. Stoltzfus, from 2 Cor. 4:17, 18.

AMES - On the 13th of Jan., in Morgantown, Berks Co., Pa., after a few days illness with membraneous (sic) croup, Maud, daughter of ______and _____ Ames aged 4 years, 4 months and 24 days. Services by Rev. W. W. Cookman.
Dear Maudie left this world of care,
And went to heaven so bright and fair,
Where angels dwell forevermore,
Afar upon the other shore.

Her life was like a summer day
That mildly comes and fades away;
It seems her life had just begun,
When lo! The Master said: "'Tis done."

VANBUREN - On the 16th of Jan., in Richland Twp., Cambria Co., Pa., Lewis Vanburen, aged 22 years, 8 months and 2 days. He was buried on the 17th at the Weaver Church, where services were held by Isaac Miller from Ohio, and Jacob Holzapple, from Rev. 14:13.

LINK - On the 14th of Jan., in Branch Co., Mich., very suddenly, David Link, aged 68 years, 6 months and two days. He worked all day on Wednesday. On Thursday morning his wife arose and made breakfast after which she went to call him. Having called three times without receiving an answer, she went to his bedroom and found, to her great surprise that he was dead. He was buried on Sunday, the 17th, in the Pleasant Hill graveyard, where a very large number of relatives and neighbors assembled. Funeral services were conducted by Peter Long, from Rev. 22:12.
"Dearest husband, thou hast left us,
Here thy loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God that hath bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal."

MISHLER - On the 1st of Feb., in Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., Pa., of old age, Catharine Mishler, aged 85 years 9 months and 21 days. Services were conducted by Moses B. Miller and Jonathan Harshberger. Text, 2 Cor. 5th chapter. Deceased was never married, and the last few months of her life she lived at the home of Hiram Blough. She was buried on the 3d of Feb. at Fry's Church.

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MOYER - On the 30th of Jan., in Columbiana Co., Ohio, at the residence of his son-in-law Peter Metzler, of the infirmities of old age, Abraham Moyer, aged 89 years, 3 months and 27 days. He was buried on the 2d of Feb. at Nold's Meeting-house, where many friends and relatives were present. Services by Jacob Stauffer and Peter Basinger from John 14. Deceased was for many years a member of the Mennonite Church. His wife, Susanna, was buried just six days before he died at which time he was up and around, but suffering from a bad cough and loss of appetite. He kept growing worse until death came on Saturday evening of the above date.

BYLER - On the 27th of Jan., near Belleville, Miffin Co., Pa., Salome Byler, widow of David Byler, aged 52 years, 10 months and 7 days. Her husband departed this life in the spring of 1858. Her death causes great bereavement to her two sons and her brother, Adam Hartzler, with whom she lived. She united with the Church of her choice many years ago and lived a consistent life and we have reason to believe that she is now at rest in heaven.

GRUBB - On the 20th of Jan., in Kill Creek, Osborne Co., Kan., widow Elizabeth Grubb, daughter of Bro. Michael Graybill, who emigrated to Kansas a few years ago. She was sick only a few weeks and had reached the age of 32 years and a few months. She leaves five children to mourn her death.

SNYDER - On the 27th of Jan., in Jewell Co., Kansas, of the infirmities of old age and diabetes, Bro. John Snyder, at the advanced age of 78 years, 9 months and 2 days. He was buried at Couch's school house on the 29th. Text, Psalm 90:12. He leaves a sorrowing widow and 8 children to mourn his departure. His posterity numbers 8 children, all living, 41 grandchildren, of whom 7 have died before him, 10 great grandchildren of whom 4 are dead. Bro. Snyder lived in matrimony nearly 55 years and was a minister for 41 years. He was a brother of Bishop Jacob Snyder, deceased. He was the last survivor of his father's family, but the first one to die in his own family. His last words were: "I'm going home to my Jesus."

WYSE - On the 31st of Dec., in Wayland, Henry Co., Iowa, Hannah, wife of Simon B. Wyse, aged 37 years, 5 months and 27 days. Sister Wyse was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, was brought to Iowa in infancy. She was married to Simon B. Wyse 16 years ago. Her maiden name was Hannah Conrad. While young, she united with the Mennonite Church of which she was an exemplary member. She was cheerful and charitable, and wherever she went she seemed to impart the same feeling to those around. It is therefore not surprising that when death came she could be calm, showing to those around her how easy a thing it is for a faithful Christian to die. She spoke to her brothers and sisters of the great reward of the faithful, and welcomed her death. Just before it came she said; "Into God's eternity passing away." Thus she is gone to join the angelic hosts, and to her we would say:
"Thou art gone to the home of thy rest,
Where suffering no longer can harm thee;
Where the songs of the good, where the hymns of the blest,
Through an endless existence shall charm thee."
She leaves a husband and four children the mourn the loss of a loving wife and kindest of mothers. Funeral services were conducted by B. Eicher in German and _____ Black in English, from 1 Thess. 4:14.

HOLSTON - In Warren Twp., St. Joseph Co., Ind., Rosanna Holston, aged 52 years and 16 days. She recently confessed her sins forgiven and united with the Methodist Church. A severe headache and various other causes arising from bodily sufferings caused her the entire loss of her mind, and she was sent to the insane asylum. Her case was a very sad one, and the bereaved family have the sympathy of the entire community. The husband lost a kind-hearted wife, and the children a good mother and the entire neighborhood mourn a kind and beloved neighbor. Her funeral was largely attended and services were conducted by the former neighbor Samuel Yoder.

WEAVER - On the 1st of Feb., at the residence of Isaac Weaver, in McPherson Co., Kan., where she was taking care of her aged mother of apoplexy, Elizabeth, daughter of Michael and Elizabeth Weaver, formerly of Elkhart Co., Ind., aged 41 years and 9 months. In the morning she rose, dressed herself, started a fire in the room-stove, helped her mother dress, and then put some more coal into the stove. Then she put her hands to her head and laid down on the lounge, suffering great pain in her head and before 12 o'clock she was a corpse. In her state we do not think she had much to answer for, and believe it is well with her. Funeral services by Daniel Brundage and Jacob Holdeman, from Ps. 116:5-7.

MAST - On the 2d of Feb., near Nappanee, Ind., Mary, daughter of Samuel C. Mast, deceased, aged 15 years, 11 months and 25 days. She leaves a sorrowing mother and three brothers to mourn their loss. Her mother is now left alone with her sons, her elder sister having died only six weeks previously, at which time Mary was hale and hearty. But that dread disease, typhoid fever came, and in three weeks she was gone. During the last two weeks of he illness she was unconscious. She was buried on the 4th of Feb., when services were conducted by David Burkholder. This is the fourth funeral in the family within the last six months. Let the young take warning of this and heed the words: "Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them." May God's blessing rest upon the bereaved widow, that she may be reconciled to her lot, and say, "Thy will, O Lord, be done."

MOYER - On the 8th of Feb., in Elkhart county, Ind., of lung fever, of which he suffered less than a week, George Melvin, youngest son of B. F. and Mahala Moyer, aged 1 year, 7 months and 14 days. He was buried on the 10th. Services by A. Miller and John F. Funk from 2 Sam. 12:23. This dear child was the joy of the household; cherished and beloved by all, but Jesus saw best to take him to Himself into the bright home of the angels. May God bless and comfort the sad hearts, and lead them gently through the dark valley of sorrows till they all meet in the bright home above.

Transcribed by: David and Mona Mann, Arizona

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