Herald of Truth Obituaries - July, 1889

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Herald of Truth, Vol. XXVI, Number 13, July 1, 1889, page 206, 207

KELLER. - On the 28th of April, in Rockingham Co., Va., of consumption, Martin Keller, aged 30 years, 6 months and 12 days. Funeral services were held by Samuel Coffman and Jos. F. Heatwole. Bro. Keller was a faithful member in the Mennonite church, and in his death the family had lost a loving husband, a kind father, and the church a faithful brother.

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.

KELLER. - Eight days later death came into the same family, taking away little Mattie, aged 8 months and 19 days. The mother and two children remain to mourn their loss. May the Lord bless Sister K. with strength and wisdom to bring up her children in the Lord. May God give her much comfort in this sad bereavement.

STERNBERGER. - On the 24th of April, near Sherman's Dell, Perry county, Pa., of consumption, Elizabeth, wife of Bro. John Sternberger, aged 54 years, 10 months and 7 days. Sister Sternberger leaves a husband, three sons and one daughter, and many friends to mourn their loss. She was a faithful member of the church about twenty-eight years. Services were held by the home brethren, from Rev. 14:12, 13.

NEUENSCHWANDER. - On the 11th of June, in McPherson county, Kansas, of lung and heart disease, Deacon Peter Neuenschwander, aged 52 years, 7 months and 27 days. He was sick about a week. He was buried at Spring Valley, where a large number of friends and relatives attended the funeral. Services by D. Brundage, from Isa. 38:1. He was an exemplary Christian man, so that over his grave we could well sing the hymn: "Not lost but gone before." His death occasions a vacancy in the deacon's office in the Spring Valley church. He leaves a wife and nine children to mourn his death. May a kind heavenly Father care for and bless his sorrowing widow and children and lead them all in to the way that leads to eternal rest.

COLBOURN. - On the 18th of June, in Elkhart county, Indiana, from the effects of a dose of morphine, Nellie, daughter of Elijah Colbourn, aged about fourteen years. She was of a modest, unassuming disposition, and her sudden and early death cast a gloom of sorrow over the entire neighborhood. She was buried on the 20th. May this sad affliction lead us all nearer to God, and help us put all our trust in him, knowing that God will care for us, and help us to bear all our burdens. May we all, from her life and death, learn a lesson of kindness and loving forbearance towards others, as well as a lesson of contentment, and confidence in Him who has promised to be with even the humblest of his children. Not even a sparrow shall fall to the ground without his notice.

LEIDIG. - On the 9th of June, at the residence of his son, near Morrison, Whiteside county, Illinois, David Leidig, aged 68 years, 1 month and 19 days. Brother Leidig was received into the Mennonite church a short time before his death. He leaves a brother, a son and five grandchildren to mourn their loss. Brother Leidig was formerly from Ohio. He was buried on the 11th of June at the Mennonite church in Ustick. Services by Henry Nice in German, and Jos. Lehman in English.

THAYER. - On the 4th of June, near Concord, Knox county, Tenn., of flux, Emery Carton, son of Robert and Frances Thayer, aged 5 years, 9 months and 2 days. Buried at the Mennonite church. Service by H. H. Good from I Peter 1:24. Little Emery died just one week after his little sister, Bertha, who died nine days before her Aunt Mary Blosser, who was living with them at the time. This is rather a singular circumstance. The three fresh graves side by side in the little graveyard testify to the truth of the language of Peter, "All flesh is as grass." Little Emery was sick at the funeral of his sister Bertha; so his parents did not think it best to take him home to Knoxville (the distance being fourteen miles), but stopped with Emery's grandfather, Abraham Blosser, near Concord, where he took his bed and a physician was called. But all in vain. Emery had more than an ordinary talent for music. He was able to sing a number of tunes, among which were "Sweet by and by" and almost with his expiring breath was humming, "Home over there." God has many ways of awakening and calling his people.
In that beautiful home over there
My spirit will rest for aye,
Death's cold icy hand doth me bear
To my heavenly home on high.

Little Bertha, I'll meet in that home,
She is waiting for me at the shore;
My sufferings are left in the tomb,
And in heaven I'll sing evermore.

FREED. - On the 23d of May, 1889, in Hancock county, Ohio, John Freed, aged 73 years, 2 months and 2 days. According to the request of the deceased, a post mortem examination was held, and his disease was found to be gravel. Bro. Freed was born near Paris, Stark county, Ohio, March 21, 1816, being the oldest of a family of eleven children, and the second to die of said family, the youngest having died when about four years old. The youngest of nine brothers and sisters who survive him in 52 years old. He was married to Leah Dubbs Sept. 9th, 1839, which union was blessed by eleven children, two of which preceded him to the better world. Three weeks after his marriage, he, with his wife, removed to Hancock county, Ohio, where they lived until he was removed by death we trust to a better home. Bro. Freed was an example of patience and forbearance, worthy to be followed. He was seldom, if ever, known to be angry. He was a consistent member of the Mennonite church forty-three years. He was buried on the 25th at the Dunkard burying-ground. Services by C. B. Brenneman, from I Tim. 6:6. Bro. Freed was fully resigned, and seemed to be longing for the end to come so that he could leave this world of suffering and be with the Lord. He suffered very much for the past two years. The writer visited him frequently, and in conversing with him in regard to his suffering he would say, "It is hard to endure, but when I think of the sufferings of Jesus I am made to feel that by the grace of God I will suffer patiently." He would frequently say, "Godliness with contentment is great gain," and hence the text, I Tim 6:6.

ZELLNER. - On the 6th of June, in Caledonia, Kent county, Michigan, of heart disease, Anna Myers, maiden name, wife of Aaron Zellner, aged 74 years and 27 days. She was born in Bucks county, Pa. She lived in matrimony fifty-four years, and was the mother of nine children. One daughter has preceded her. Her husband and five sons, and three daughters survive to mourn their loss. She bore her affliction with Christian fortitude and was wholly resigned to the will of God. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite church for many years. Services by Jacob Hahn and C. Wenger.

TSCHOPP. - On the 5th of June, in Clinton, Elkhart county, Indiana, infant son of Joseph and Magdalena Tschopp, aged 6 months and 11 days. Buried on the 7th in J. L. Miller's graveyard. Services by D. J. Hostetler, from Matt. 19:13-16.

CRESSMAN. - On the 14th of June, in Franconia township, Montgomery county, Pa., of sore throat, Maria Cressman, maiden name, Godshall. She was buried on the 18th at Franconia. She leaves one son to mourn her death. Services were held at the house by Josiah Clemmer, and at the meeting-house by Christian Allebach.

PONTIUS. - On the 9th of June, in Elkhart, Elkhart county, Indiana, of paralysis, Magdelena, wife of Gabriel Pontius, aged 64 years, 4 months and 15 days. her maiden name was Polmer. She was born in Stark county, Ohio, on the 26th of Jan., 1825. She leaves a sorrowing husband, a son and two daughters, with a large circle of friends and relatives, to mourn her death, but they mourn not as those who have no hope. She was especially beloved and respected by those who were best acquainted with her, and was a faithful companion, a kind mother, and always ready to assist and aid her neighbors and friends when in need, and will not soon be forgotten. She was buried at Sugar Grove cemetery on the 12th. Services by J. F. Funk and S. B. Kring, from 2 Cor. 5:1. The funeral was largely attended. Peace to her ashes.

SHERK. - On June 11th, near Bertie Station, Ontario, of heart disease, Bro. Peter Sherk, aged 75 years, 1 month and 10 days. He was a consistent member of the Old Mennonite church. His sickness was long and wearisome, but he bore it patiently, putting his whole trust in God. He had kept his bed since Nov. 29th of the previous year. He leaves a widow, one son and three daughters to mourn their loss. The whole community feels the loss of so dear a friend. he was loved by all who knew him. He was loved by all who knew him. Buried on the 15th at the Bertie meeting-house, followed to the grave by a large number of relatives and friends. Services by Gilbert Bearss and Nicholas Michael, from Heb, 4:9.
"Dear children, do not mourn for me,
While I am in eternity;
But be content and trust in God,
And you'll receive a great reward.

Weep not for me, my children dear
In heaven I hope you all to see,
Where we can there together be
Forever, in eternity."

GROSS. - On the 30th of May, in Bedminster, Bucks Co., Pa., Sarah, wife of A. C. Gross, and daughter of Pre. Samuel Godshalk, aged 47 years, 8 months and 30 days. Buried at Deep Run Meeting house on the 2d, of June. Services by J. Walter and Isaac Rickert.

Sarah, thou art to us most dear,
Filled with love and Godly fear;
Thy smiling face and loving form,
Heart and soul so oft did charm.

We oft feel sad to think of thee-
Help, for help to Jesus flee,
The consolations of thy word,
Joy and peace to us afford.

We mourn, but trust in Jesus, name
Weep - we weep but trust him still;
When he in majesty appears,
Then he shall wipe away our tears.

HACKMAN. - On the 16th of June, in Franconia township, Montgomery county, Pa, of paralysis and rheumatism, Catharine, daughter of J. Hackman, aged 17 years and 5 months. She was buried on the 19th at the Franconia meeting-house. Services at the house by Jacob Loux and H. Godshall, and at the meeting-house by Isaac Moyer and Josiah Clemmer, from Isa. 26:16.

TOPPER. - On the 14th of June, in Elkhart, Elkhart Co., Ind., of consumption; Elizabeth Hunsberger, wife of Joseph Topper, aged 29 years, 3 months and 1 day. She leaves a sorrowing husband and one child, a father, two sisters and five brothers, a mother and two brothers having preceded her to eternity. A short time before her death she became concerned for her salvation and was baptized and received into church membership. She was buried at the Olive church on Sunday, the 16th, where a large concourse of friends and relatives gathered to pay their last respects to the departed one. May God comfort the sorrowing ones that are left, and under his heavenly care lead them all to the glorious rest of the children of God. Services by Geo. Lambert and J. F. Funk, from Luke 4:18. "He hath sent me to heal the broken hearted."

MILLER. - On the 29th of May, near Haven, Reno Co., Kan., of dropsy, Christian H. Miller, aged 69 years, 5 months, and 5 days. He was buried on the 30th, followed by a large concourse of friends and relatives. Funeral services were held by Jonas Bontreger, from John 5:20, and Christian Bontreger from Heb. 4. The deceased was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, and was married to Catharine Mast in 1841, living in wedlock 28 years; she preceded him to eternity having died in 1871. He afterwards married Sarah Swartzentruber who survives him. He leaves a sorrowing widow, 9 children, 39 grand-children, and 3 great grand-children to mourn their loss, but they need not mourn as those who have no hope. He was beloved by all who knew him and was a faithful member of the Old Amish Mennonite Church. For about 38 years his place in the church was seldom vacant when he was well. The church likewise feels deeply the loss of one who labored so faithfully among them so many years; yet the Lord will provide for them. He suffered severely during a period of about 4 weeks, having had to sit in his chair nearly all the time, but he bore his affliction with patience unto the end; he died in his chair. He was conscious to the last and spoke two minutes before his death. May the Lord comfort the sorrowing wife and children and teach us all the great lesson that we, too, must die and appear before the judgment bar of God and receive the reward due to our labors whether good or evil.

NISSLY. - On the 6th of June, in Mount Joy, Lancaster Co., Pa., of something like scrofula, Bro. William G. Nissly, son of Bro. Abraham Nissly, aged 32 years, 9 months and 21 days. He was buried on the 10th in the old Nissly family graveyard. Services from Rev. 22:14. Many people assembled to show their respect for the deceased. Bro. Nissly became obedient to the voice of the Lord in his last illness.

NORTH. - On the 13th of June, near Plevna, Howard Co., Ind., of whooping cough and liver trouble, Maggie Susanna, daughter of Garry W. and Susanna North, aged 9 months and 14 days. Funeral services by E. A. Mast, D. C. Miller and N. Sproll from 2 Samuel, 12:23.
"Lo, such child whose early feet
Thy paths of peace have trod,
Whose secret heart will influence sweet
Is upward drawn to God."

HEADINGS. - On the 26th of May, in Union township, Logan Co., Ohio, Samuel L., youngest son of Samuel and Nancy Headings, aged 17 years, 3 months and 19 days. He was buried on the 27th. Services by John Warye, Jacob Frantz and Abednego Miller. Text, Philippians 1:21.

BRUNK. - Near Harrisonburg, Rockingham Co., Virginia, Lessie Susan, daughter of Samuel and Susanna Brunk, died of brain fever, on the 3d of June, aged nearly three years. Another dear one gone from our family circle. Another voice we loved is hushed for earth. The sweet prattle of our dear Lessie is heard no more, and the restless little hands and feet are cold and still. In every room, and at every spot, in this saddened home, this little jewel is greatly missed. The mother's heart is filled with grief, such as a mother only can feel; and nothing can afford her comfort, than to feel that the Lord wills it so. The father, brother and sisters are sad and lonely, and with aching hearts they realize the vacancy in their home. In this sad bereavement we can offer no sweeter thought to all who loved her, than to believe that it was the Master of the garden, who has plucked this sweet little flower to help adorn His own bright mansion above. May we all meet her there in God's own appointed time.

Oh who can tell how sad we are?
Since darling Lessie's gone;
We strive to say, "God's will be done,"
And hope to meet her safe at home.

MILLER. - On the 10th of June, in Johnson Co., Iowa, Sister Sarah, wife of Bro. Joseph P. Miller, aged 67 years, 1 month and 17 days. She was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite church. Of her ten children five have preceded her; the other five, with the bereft husband and father followed the remains to the grave, but they need not mourn as those who have no hope, for they know that they may meet her in glory. Funeral services by Peter Brenneman and Christian Werey from Mark 13:35-37.

ROHRER. - On the 29th of May, in Lancaster Co., Pa., of consumption, Emma Rohrer, aged 17 years, 3 months and 10 days. She was buried on the 1st June at the Landisville meeting house. Text, Luke, 10:42. Many friends assembled on this solemn occasion. The deceased expressed a desire to become obedient to the Lord.

SIEBER. - On the 22nd of May, near Mexico, Juniata Co., Pa., Anna Elizabeth, wife of David Sieber, aged 62 years, 4 months and 6 days. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite church for many years to the time of her death. Buried at Lost Creek graveyard. Services were held by William and Jacob Graybill, assisted by Pre. Mcberny. Text, Philippians 1:21. The funeral was largely attended. A husband and six children are left to mourn their loss; yet they mourn not as those who have no hope.

MILLER. - On the 28th of May, in Paint township, Somerset Co., Pa., very suddenly, Sister*___ wife of David Miller, maiden name Kauffman, aged 23 years, 2 months and 19 days. She had been in delicate health for some years, but her last illness was only a few hours. She was a member of the Mennonite church from her early youth. Buried on the 30th at Blough's church. Services were held at the house by Samuel Gindelsperger, and at the meeting house by Jonas Blough, Jonathan Hershberger, and Cyrus Hershberger. Text, Rev. 20:6.

* Transcriber's note: the following was attached to this obituary: "Could not make out the name."

* Note from a researcher, James C. Hostetler, Richmond, VA: From Descendants of Barbara Hochstedler and Christiam Stutzman by Harvey Hostetler (DBH) # 668 has Ellasanna Kaufman who died May 28, 1889 - tlm

DAVIS. - On the 24th of April, in Johnstown, Pa., John Sylvester, son of Frank and Elizabeth Davis, aged 2 months and 6 days. Funeral services were held at the grave at Levi Kauffman's graveyard, by Cyrus Hershberger.

RISSER. - On the 28th of March, near Bellaire, Lancaster Co., Pa., of Pneumonia, Violet, daughter of Bro. Jacob and Sister Sallie Risser, aged 1 year and 6 days. She took sick on her birth day and was very sick until death relieved her. She was buried the 31st at Risser's meeting house. Funeral services by Bish. Martin Root in English, and Benjamin Lehman in German, from Job 1:21. "The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord."
"Loving little Violet dear,
From pain and suffering thou art free;
Thou hast left thy friends and parents here
To mourn in grief for thee."

Transcribed by: Mary Teeter, Michigan


Herald of Truth, Vol. XXVI, Number 14, July 15, 1889, page 222, 223


A fatal accident happened on the 5th of July, by which Bro. John Forrer, of Wayne county, Ohio, and one of his grandchildren, Carrie Bell Orr, lost their lives. On the afternoon of the 5th of July, Bro. F. left home, accompanied by his granddaughter, to visit his son-in-law, Christian Orr of Summit county, Ohio, some 15 miles distant. When almost at the end of their journey they had to cross the N. Y. P. & O. R. R. where they were struck by a locomotive and both instantly killed. Bro. Forrer's age was 60 years, 6 months and 25 days, and that of his granddaughter Carrie Belle Orr 12 years, 9 months and 20 days. The latter was buried on the 20th in the Beech Grove graveyard in Wayne county, and Bro. F.'s remains were taken back and interred in the Pleasant Hill graveyard in Milton township, Wayne county, on the 8th, followed by a large concourse of relatives and friends. He leaves his widow, one son and nine daughters to mourn their sudden loss. All of his children attended the funeral except one daughter, Martha, who lives in Oregon, and one son, Christian, who lives in Kansas. Funeral services were held by J. K. Yoder in German, and David Erwin in English, from Rev. 16:15.

YOUNG. - On the 22d of May; near Burrton, Harvey county, Kansas, of diphtheria, Almon J. Young, aged 26 years, 9 months and 4 days. He leaves a deeply bereaved wife to mourn the loss of a kind husband. This is the more sad as her two-year old daughter was called away with the same disease the 2d of April. May the Lord comfort her, and may these afflictions only draw her nearer to the Savior.

BLOUGH. - Emanuel, son of Emanuel and Mary Blough, was born in Conemaugh township, Cambria county, Pa., on the 27th of February, 1869, and was drowned in the Johnstown flood, May 31st, 1889, aged 20 years, 3 months and 4 days. The funeral service took place on the 5th of June at the home of his father where an aged grandmother, father, mother, six brothers, one sister, with many others, were present to mourn his sudden, unexpected death. One other sister was absent, living in Michigan, The deceased was engaged as clerk in a store in Johnstown. His friends made diligent search among broken houses and drift, traveling over hills and through the water for the body. But other hands had kindly placed it in a coffin in Prospect Hospital, where his friends found it five days after the flood.

STRICKLER. - On the 29th of June, near Goshen, Elkhart county, Ind., of heart disease and old age, Susan Strickler, aged 84 years, 1 month and 15 days. Buried at the Dunkard church west of Goshen. Services by Preacher Ringler and J. S. Coffman. The deceased was the widow of Samuel Strickler who died about 20 years ago on the farm where his widow has since been living with the family of her eldest daughter, who is married to David Ganger. She leaves four children living, one of whom resides in Haldimand county, Canada, the former home of the Strickler family. Sister Strickler was for many years in sympathy with the cause of Christ, and it was her purpose to live a life of faith, but it was only within the last few years that she professed faith and united with the church. But her purpose seemed firm, and she rejoiced greatly that the Lord had made her willing. She was much afflicted for thirteen years, and kept her bed for two and a half years. She was a great sufferer the last year of her life.

HARTMAN. - On the 23d of June, near Washington, Tazewell county, Ill., Agnes, widow of Peter Hartman, who died in 1851, aged 75 years, 1 month and 20 days. She was born in Bavaria, Germany, May 3d, 1814, and was a sister of the late Pre. John Hartman of Ashland county, Ohio, and mother to Bish. E. M. Hartman, with whom she resided. She came to this country with her parents when young. Three sons and one daughter survive her. She was a devoted Christian, and an earnest and zealous defender of her faith and the doctrines of her church. In former years she not unfrequently furnished articles for the columns of the HERALD OF TRUTH, She suffered for many years from shaking palsy and nervousness, to such an extent that for eight years she had to be constantly rocked. Her sufferings were very severe, and she often expressed her desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better. She united with the Mennonite church in Germany in her younger years, and was a faithful member unto the end. She was buried on the 26th. Services by John F. Funk of Elkhart, Ind., from Rev. 7:14-17 assisted by the brethren John Smith and ____ Gingrich of the Amish church. Her funeral was largely attended.

WEAVER. - On the 27th of June, in Elkhart, Indiana, by drowning, Charles Elmer, only child of Jacob and Ellen Weaver, aged 12 years, 2 months and 10 days. Charles was a good boy, a bright and diligent scholar, obedient and kind to his parents, and possessed a heart full of love, and sympathy towards all, a boy who has the testimony of his playmates that he never used any bad words. He was in company with two other boys in a boat on the river (the boat being moored to the shore) when in playfulness the boat was made to rock violently, causing the other boys to leap from it thus giving it a sudden turn. Charley was thrown out on the side away from the shore, into deep water where he sank to rise no more till life was extinct. The affliction is a very sad one, both father and mother being absent at the time of the accident, and the child was much beloved and seemed to be indeed the light of their home. He was buried at the Olive church on the 30th. The funeral was largely attended. Services by John F. Funk, from Jn. 5:28, 29. May God sanctify this deep affliction to the parents and all the dear friends, and thus lead them nearer to Jesus.

BURKHOLDER. - On the 19th of June, in Wayne county, Ohio, Menno, son of Simon and Emma Burkholder, aged 16 days. He was buried on the 20th at Oak Grove meeting-house. Funeral sermons were preached by D. Hostetler and J. K. Yoder.

SCHEIFELE. - In Woolich township, Waterloo county, Ontario, June 13th, Loretta, infant daughter of _____ Scheifele, aged 5 months and 2 days. Buried * Martin's on the 15th. Funeral services ___ * Noah Stauffer and Solomon Gehman.
* Transcriber's note: printing illegible.

BEAR. - In Doon, Waterloo county, Ontario, on the 21st of June, Jemima Hallman, wife of Benjamin Bear, aged 39 years, 4 months and 17 days. Buried at Doon. Services by J. Detwiler on Sunday 24th.

BRUBACHER. - June 22d, Florin, Lancaster county, Pa., Sister Mary Brubacher, aged 79 years, 3 months and 22 days. Funeral on the 25th. Text; John 8:15. Buried at Erisman's meeting-house. Sister Brubacher became obedient to the gospel in her last sickness.

RUTT. - June 23d, near Elizabethtown. Lancaster county, Pa., Bro. Jacob Rutt (bishop Martin Rutt's father), aged 81 years, 3 months and 28 days. Funeral on the 26th. Text, Job 14:10. Buried at Bassler's meeting-house. A large congregation assembled to show their respect for the beloved brother in the Lord.

SNAVELY. - On the 15th of June, near New Hollanad*, Lancaster county, Pa., Franey, wife of Henry Snavely, aged 57 years, 3 months and 3 days. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite church. Her husband and friends need not mourn as those who have no hope.
Dear husband, do not weep for me,
I'm now from pain and sorrow free;
Be sure to meet me in the land
To join the blessed angel band.
My loving friends, weep not for me,
But think how happy I shall be
Where all the blessed, faithful meet.
And kindred souls each other greet.

MEYER. - On the 23d of June, in Bedminsterville, Bucks county, Pa., of old age, William Meyer, aged 87 years, 9 months and 17 days. He was buried at Deep Run Brick meeting-house on the 26th, where he was a deacon many years. The funeral was largely attended - a token of respect to the deceased. He had a warm hand for all God-fearing people. J. Moyer and Andrew Shelly spoke from the text, Phil, 1:23. He longed to go, and bade farewell To this vain world of sin and woe, Eternally with Christ to dwell, Jesus with saints to see and know.

KAUFFMAN. - June 14th, near Lancaster City, Pa., of lockjaw, John G., only son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Kauffman, in his 27th year. Funeral on the 17th. Text, Isaiah 38:1. Buried at Lancaster cemetery. A large congregation assembled at his funeral.

GINGRICH. - June 20th, at Junction, Lancaster county, Pa., Henry H., youngest son of Levi S. and Mary Gingrich, aged 4 months. Funeral on the 23d. Text, 2 Sam. 12:23. Buried at Landisville meeting-house.

RIEHL. - On the 28th of June, in Lyon Co., Kansas, of cancer in the stomach , Rebecca Riehl, aged 60 years, 5 months, and 26 days. She had to suffer very much, but she accepted all that the Lord laid upon her with Christian fortitude. She was buried in J. J. Borntreger's burial ground. Services by David Stoltzfus and J. J. Borntreger, from Rev. 14:12, 13; and Isa. 38:12-22.

BENDER. - on the 30th of May, near Hartford, Lyon Co., Kansas, Susanna wife of Michael Bender, aged 47 years, 8 months and 1 day. She leaves her sorrowing husband and 13 children and step-children to mourn their loss. She suffered long of cancer of the breast, before the Lord called her away. She died with a living hope of eternal rest in heaven. She bore all her pain with Christian resignation and took a tender farewell of her husband and children, admonishing them and all those present to walk in the ways of the Lord, that they might at last all meet in heaven.

BLOUGH. - On the 31st of May, in Johnstown, Pa., of drowning in the Johnstown flood, Samuel, son of John and Rachel Blough, aged 32 years, 4 months and 1 day. Buried on the 2d of June, when services were held by Jonas Blough and Samuel Gindelsperger. His wife and only child were also drowned. The wife's body was found on the 4th of June, and buried on the 5th by the side of her husband. The body of the child has not been found. May the Lord bless the bereaved friends.

GRODY. - On the 30th of June, in Perth Co., Ont., Daniel Grody. He was born in the state of Pensylvania*, in 1816. In 1830 he came with his parents to Canada. In 1839 he was married to Elizabeth Wilfang, with whom he lived in matrimony over 50 years. He was the father of fourteen children. He leaves a widow and twelve children, 30 grand-children and 2 great-grandchildren. he suffered severely for about five months with dropsy, though he bore it all with great patience, for he had peace with God. Several days before his death he said to his family that he could already see the beautiful road he was to go: he saw the door of heaven standing open. He also saw the beautiful city of Jerusalem gleaming in its beauty. Also many other testimonies he had that his soul was in peace with God. So we need not mourn as those who have no hope, but feel assured that he is at rest. He was a member of the old Mennonite Church, and was buried on the 2d of July at the Hamstead meeting-house. Services by Tob. Bowman and Noah Stauffer, from Rom. 5:1.

*Transcriber's note: as printed by the Herald of Truth

Transcribed by: Mary Teeter, Michigan

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