METZLER - Dec. 16th, in Mahoning county, O., of measles and lung fever, Fanny, wife of Samuel Metzler, aged 48 years and 26 days. She was buried at Metzler's church where services were held by Jacob Stouffer and Bishop John Burkholder.
STUTZMAN - On the 15th of Dec., in Sharon Twp., Johnson county, Iowa, of consumption, Catharine, wife of Jost Stutzman, aged 68 years, 2 months and 26 days. Services by Peter Kinsinger, Joseph Gingerich and J.F. Swartzendruber. She leaves 8 children and 47 grandchildren. Text 11th chapter of John and 90th Psalm.
MILLER - On the 10th of December, in Putman Co., Ohio, of heart disease, Sister Anna Hartman, wife of Jacob Miller, aged 51 years, 9 months and 13 days. Buried at the Steiner Church. Services by C.B. Brenneman,, _____Burkhart and C.P. Steiner. Sister Miller died very suddenly, but we believe she was watching and waiting. The evening previous to her death she said, "Let us pray." Her life in Christ was such that we have reason to believe she is saved. She leaves a husband, brother and sister to mourn their loss.
MILLER - On the 9th of December, in Holmes Co., Ohio, Elizabeth Summer, widow of _____Miller, aged 74 years, 2 months and 10 days. She suffered for some time last winter of heart and lung trouble, but in her last illness she suffered only about twelve hours of lung trouble, when she sank peacefully to rest in Jesus. She was a member of the Amish Mennonite church and was buried on the 11th by the side of her husband in the family graveyard, followed by many friends. The deceased lived in widowhood 48 years. She was the mother of three children, two of which preceded her. Services by Christian Borntreger of Reno county, Kansas and Shem Miller. Text John 5:21-30 and Rev. 14:12, 13.
ALLGYER - On the 23d of August, in Champaign county, Ohio, of Paralysis. Mary Allgyer aged about 79 years. Buried on the 25th in the Ludlow Graveyard. Services by Jonas Yoder.
HUNSICKER - On the 23d of November, in Bucks county, Pa., of palsy, Abraham Hunsicker, aged 76 years, 11 months and 15 days. He was buried on the 27th at Blooming Glen. Many friends were present. He leaves several children to mourn their loss. Peace to his ashes.
HOLDEMAN - On the 7th of December in Plumstead, Bucks county, Pa., of typhoid fever, Henry Holdeman, aged 51 years, and 11 months. He was buried at Doylestown. We trust our loss is his eternal gain.
MEYERS - On the 25 of November, in Bucks county, Pa., Joseph W., son of John H. and Mary W. Myers, aged 9 months and 17 days. He was buried at Deep Run on the 28th. Dear parents, do not weep for me, Since I am in eternity; Prepare to meet me there above, Where all is bliss and perfect love.
Transcriber's note: first written as Meyers and then written as Myers.
MEYERS - On the 8th of December, in Bucks county, Pa., after a lingering illness, Nancy, wife of Isaac Meyers, aged about 77 years. She was buried on the 12th at Deep Run. A large circle of friends was present to mourn her departure. She fell asleep in Jesus.
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HARTZLER - On the 28th of December, in Menno Township, Mifflin Co., Pa., Bro. Joseph Hartzler, aged 78 years, 9 months and 28 days. He was a much respected and consistent member of the Amish Mennonite Church. The funeral services on Sunday, Dec. 30th, were very largely attended by all classes of citizens. Services by Joseph H. Byler and Samuel W. Peachey.
BRUBAKER - March 30th, 1888, in Stark Co., Ohio, of a lingering illness, Bro. David Brubaker, aged 69 years, 2 months and 19 days. Bro. Brubaker was born in Juniata County, Pa., was married to Harriet Martin, with whom he lived in matrimony about fifty years. He was a deacon in the Mennonite Church for many years. He was buried on the 1st of April, at the Mennonite Meeting-house. Services by Henry Hursh, in German, and _____Tyson, in English.
BRUBAKER - On the 20th of Dec., in Stark county, Ohio., after an illness for many years, Harriet, widow of Daniel Brubaker, aged 73 years, 6 months and 10 days. Nearly 9 months after the departure of her husband, she followed him to the spirit world. She was buried in the same grave-yard with her husband. Services by the above named persons. She was a zealous Christian and a faithful mother and endured her sufferings with christian fortitude. She left a bright evidence that she has gone home to be with Jesus.
COLTEN - December 27th, in Manheim, Lancaster county, Pa., Clement R., son of Benjamin and Kate Colten, aged 14 years, 11 months and 17 days. Buried on the 30th, at Hernly's Meeting-house, Text: Rev. 3:20. A large congregation assembled to sympathize with the bereft parents and grand-parents. He was a very good and obedient boy.
WITTMER - December 28th, in Manheim, Lancaster county, Pa., Polly Wittmer, widow, aged 91 years and 2 months. Buried on the 31st at the family grave-yard. Text: 2 Tim. 1:12.
KINSEY - December 30th, of apoplexy, suddenly, Jacob Kinsey, aged 71 years, 9 months and 28 days. Funeral on Jan. 1st, 1889. Text: Luke 12:37. Buried at Bussler's Meeting-house. A large congregation assembled to pay the last tribute of respect for the deceased and to sympathize with the bereft family. A Solemn Call.
HOLDEMAN - On the 29th of December, in Jasper county, Mo., of paralysis, Amos Holdeman, formerly of Wayne county, Ohio, aged nearly 81 years. He was buried on the afternoon of the 30th. Services by Henry Herr, ? Frank and Amos Seider.
HARVEY - On the 31st of December, 1888, in Jasper county, Mo., George Harvey (son-in-law of Christian Holdeman). He leaves a wife and two children.
MOORE - On the 16th of December, 1888, in Union township, Elkhart county, Ind., Laban Miles, only child of Eugene and ?scilla Moore, aged 9 days. He was buried at Yellow Creek on the 18th. Services by Noah Metzler and John F. Funk. The dear parents felt very keenly the stroke of affliction, as the pale messenger bore away from their embrace the precious treasure. It seemed as though they could not give him up, but Jesus called him to the heavenly home to dwell with angels in the better land. "Oh think where rests the darling, Not in the cradle bed, Not in the distant grave-yard, With the still and mouldering dead: But in a heavenly mansion, Upon the Savior's breast, With his loving arms around him, He takes his sainted rest."
STAUFFER - On the 7th of Jan., in Harrison township, Elkhart county, Indiana, of dropsy, Bro. Amos Stauffer, aged 75 years, 1 month and 18 days. Buried on the 9th at Yellow Creek. Services by Henry Shaum, Noah Metzler and S. Yoder. Bro Stauffer suffered for some time, and we trust that these afflictions may have worked in him a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory. The Lord bless the dear bereaved ones who mourn their deep loss.
FRETZ - On the 25th of December, at Line Lexington, Bucks county, Pa., Sister Mary, widow of Joseph Fretz, aged 82 years, 10 months and 12 days. She was buried on the 29th, at the Line Lexington meeting-house. Services by John Walter and Josiah Clemmer from John 16:22 and Rev. 14:13.
YODER - On the 27th of December, near Bertrand, Jasper county, Nebraska, of croup, Barbara Zippora, daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth Yoder, aged 8 years, 7 months and 2 days. She was buried on the 29th. Services by Jost D. Yoder, many friends attended the funeral. She was an affectionate and dearly beloved child and her parents loss is her own gain.
ZOOK - On the 10th of November, in McLean county, Illinois, of the infirmities of old age, Jost Zook, aged 85 years, 3 months and 3 days. He was born in Mifflin county, Pa., and was married in 1826, living 62 years in matrimony and now leaves his aged companion and 4 children, 21 grand-children and 15 great-grand-children to mourn their loss. On the 6th he was well as usual, the 8th he complained of great weakness and on the 10th shortly after midnight he fell asleep. He was buried on the 11th. Services by Joseph Stuckey and Peter Schantz, from 1 Kings 19:4.
KING - On the 9th of December, in Livingstone county, Illinois, Joseph, son of Bro. and Sister Joseph and Maria King, aged 5 years, 1 month and 18 days. He was buried on the 21st, in Waldo graveyard. Services by Stephen Stahley from Mark 10:13-16. His parents' loss is his gain. Let us all strive to meet him in the world beyond.
UNSICKER - On the 9th of December, in McCook county, Nebraska, of typhoid fever, Bro. Samuel Unsicker, aged 24 years, 8 months and 21 days. He was brought to Illinois on the 14th and was buried on the 15th, at Gridley, McLean county. Services by Steven Stahly from Rev. 14;13. He was a member of the Amish Mennonite church and enjoyed the respect of all.
CLYMER - On the 3d of January, in New Britain township, Bucks county, Pa., of palsy, Mary Ann, wife of Valentine D. Clymer, aged 62 years, 5 months and 5 days. She was buried on the 7th. Services by John Walter and _____ Weider, from Job 14:20. She suffered a year and nine months, during which time she was helpless and could not speak or use her right hand. May God bless the bereaved family and friends in their sad affliction.
OVERHOLT - On the 12th of December, in Kent county, Mich., of consumption, Mary Overholt, aged 30 years, 7 months and 5 days. Funeral services by Christian Wenger, and Samuel Sherk. She was the last surviving daughter of Bro. William Overholt, seven of his children having now gone before him. His wife died a good many years ago. Mary gave her heart to God in her youth. She lingered patiently for several years with that dread disease. She had a desire to leave this world to meet the rest on the other shore, where parting will be no more. We sympathize with her dear father. The family, once so large, now numbers only three. May God comfort him. Soon the race will be run, and we even now can sing: "I'll soon be home over there, For the end of my journey I see; Many dear to my heart over there, Are watching and waiting for me. Over there, over there, I'll soon be at home over there."
KING - On the 14th of November, on the Haw Patch, LaGrange county, Indiana, of consumption, Sister Elizabeth, daughter of John and Nancy King, aged 38 years, 7 months and 8 days. She seemed to be fully consecrated to the Lord, and had a desire to leave this world and be with Jesus. Funeral services by J.S. Hartzler and Jonathan Kurtz.
WEIDMAN - On the 3d of January, near Junction, Lancaster county, Pa., Sister Elizabeth Weidman, aged 76 years and 21 days. Funeral on the 6th. Text: Col. 3:1-4. Buried at Kauffman's Meeting-house. A large congregation assembled on the solemn occasion. May the good Lord bless the family. Sister Weidman was a modest member of the Old Mennonite Church.
ZOOK - On the 19th of December, in Menno township, Mifflin county, Pa., Carrie, daughter of Samuel B. and Sallie Zook, aged 2 years, 9 months and 8 days.
ZOOK - On the 25th of November, in Mifflin county, Pa., Katie E., daughter of Enoch A. and Lydia Zook, aged 1 year and 13 days. Safe in the arms of Jesus.
SHOWALTER - On the 22d of November, near Cowan's Station, Rockingham county, Va., after an illness of some weeks, Elizabeth Showalter, aged 70 years, 7 months and 7 days. She was buried on the 23d at Trissel's church. Funeral services by Gabriel D. Heatwole and Abraham Shank from John 5:24-28. The deceased was a member of the Church of God.
SHOWALTER - On the 21st of December, after an illness of about two weeks, of Pneumonia, Henry Y. Showalter, husband of the above Elizabeth Showalter, aged 69 years, 5 months and 17 days. Buried on the 24th by the side of his companion, who preceded him to the eternal world but 30 days. A large congregation attended both funerals. Services by Abraham Shank from Isa. 40:6-8.
STRITE - On the 23d of November, near Leitersburg, Washington county, Md., of typhoid pneumonia, Sister Mattie, daughter of Jacob Miller, and wife of Frank Strite, aged 29 years, 7 months and 4 days. Her last days were such that her friends believe she was fully resigned to the will of God. She bore her affliction patiently, and calmly fell asleep. She was buried on the 25th at Miller's Burying-ground, many people followed the remains to the grave. Funeral services were held by Michael Horst and Adam Baer from Psalms 90:12.
* REED - On the 6th of October, 1888, in Augusta county, Va., of burning, Nina Bell, daughter of John R. and Amanda E. Reed, aged 3 years, months and 5 days. Funeral services were held by Gabriel D. Heatwole. This bright little girl had the misfortune to have her clothes take fire while the mother was absent at the house of a neighbor near by. Her screams brought the mother quickly, but only in time to see her child burned beyond hope of recovery. May the Lord comfort the hearts of the dear brother and sister.
Transcriber's notes: there is nothing written in front of months.
COAKLEY - On the 4th of December, in Rockingham county, Va., of consumption, Nina, daughter of John Rhodes, and wife of Walter Coakley, aged 28 years. Sister Coakley bore her afflictions patiently, and died with a blessed hope of rest in heaven. May God care for the one child she left, and lead the young, bereaved husband into the glorious hope which was a blessed comfort to his dying companion. Buried on the 6th in Weaver burying-ground. Text at funeral service, Phil. 1:21.
MOYER- On the 14 of December, in New Britain township, Bucks county, Pa., Eliza Moyer, widow of the late Abraham Moyer, aged about 58 years. She was buried on the 17th at the Line Lexington Meeting-house, Services by John Walter, Samuel Leatherman, I. Richert and H. Rosenberger from Mark 13:27 and 1 Tim, 6:12.
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