LINES. ---- By A. P. SHENK.
On the death of Rachel, wife of Daniel Shenk, who died Feb. 19th 1890, in Allen county, Ohio.
O, husband dear, companion true,
How can I bear with you to part;
You've been so kind, so loving too-
To leave you surely grieves my heart.
My children too, so dear to me,
Will be so lonely when I'm gone,
With them and you no more to be,
It pains me, yet God's will done.
I fain would longer with you stay
And labor for your good and theirs;
Help lead them on the narrow way,
That they with Jesus might be heirs.
But since 'tis Jesus calls to me,
And bids me go with Him to live,
I will at once submissive be,
No longer I'll lament or grieve.
You need no longer care for me,
Nor bring me food, nor even think
To quench my thirst again, for see!
I've living water now to drink.
Husband, be faithful to your Lord;
Rely on Him for saving grace;
He will your faithfulness reward,
And bring you to that happy place.
Dear children, all be good and kind
And learn to love the Savior too.
Your father you must always mind,
And what he bids you, gladly do.
I'm going to that happy place
Where tears no more bedim the eyes;
Where glory beams on every face,
And where there are no more good-byes.
And now dear husband, children too,
Since I can here no longer stay,
I'll bid you, for awhile, adieu,
And take my flight to realms of day.
MOYER.-On the 12th of February 1890, near Campden, Lincoln county, Ontario, Jacob L. Moyer, aged nearly 87 years. He was buried on the 14th. A large number of friends and relatives assembled to pay their last tribute of respect. Peace to his ashes.
GROBB.-On the 3d of March 1890, on the Lake Shore, Lincoln county, Ontario, David Grobb, aged 85 years, 2 months and 22 days. He was buried at the Moyer church on the 7th. He had been helpless for some time and seemed willing and ready to meet the call of death.
BEELY.-On the 13th of March, near Spring Hill, Fulton county, Ohio, infant child of Sem and ----- Beely, aged 8 months. Buried on the 15th in the Amish graveyard. Services by D. Wyse and Chr. Freyenberger from Mal. 3:15-18. A solemn call to the sorrowing parents.
BILGER.-On the 1st. of March, in Hilltown, Bucks county, Pa., Mrs. ----- Bilger, aged 77 years. She was buried at the Hilltown church.
BEACHY.-On the 13th of February, in Olathe, Johnson county, Kansas. Ettie, wife of Abner Beachy, aged, 29 years, 7 months and 7 days. Her little child died at birth, and on the 14th services were held from 1 Thess. 14:15, after which the bodies of mother and infant were brought to the home of her aged parents, Bro. and Sister Schwartz and her brother, in Holmes county, Ohio, where they arrived at Berlin on the 16th, and were there buried at 3 o'clock the same afternoon. Services were held from Rev. 7:13-17. The mother was ready to go, for although she loved her family, yet she loved Jesus still more and for his sake she could bear her sufferings patiently, knowing that He bore much more for her. On the day before her death she called her children to her bedside and bade them all be good, telling them that she was going to Jesus, and that they would soon follow. She leaves her bereaved husband and 3 children to mourn their loss, yet they believe that she is at rest, for she died with a living hope.
BURKHOLDER.-March 2d near Lititz, Lancaster county, Pa., of the "la grippe" and catarrhal fever, Sister Susan, wife of Bro. John Burkholder, aged 74 years, 5 months and 16 days.
BURKHOLDER.-March 3d, near Litiz, Lancaster county, Pa., of Apoplexy, Bro. John Burkholder, aged 76 years, 6 months and 7 days. These were husband and wife. Funeral on the 6th. Text, John 8:51. Buried at Hess' meeting house. They were laid in one grave, and it was a very solemn and impressive scene.
BRUBACHER.-March 4th, near Lexington, Lancaster county Pa., of Dropsy, Sister Maria, wife of Bro. Isaac H. Brubacher, aged 51 years, 2 months and 20 days. Funeral on the 7th. Text, Rev. 21:6-8. Buried at Hammer Creek meeting house. A large congregation assembled to sympathize with the bereft family. May the Lord comfort them. Sister Brubacher was a faithful member of the old Mennonite church.
LIVINGSTON.-On the 3d of March 1890, in Bowne, Kent county, Michigan, of an abcess on the neck, Christina, maiden name Weaver, wife of Moses Livingston, aged 65 years, 10 months and 13 days. She was sick only a short time, but suffered severely, yet she bore it with Christian patience. She was ready to depart this life and be with Christ, and longed for the change. She was married in 1841, and moved with her family to Kent county, Michigan, in 1860. She was the mother of 8 children, 7 of whom are living, and who with their father deeply feel their loss. She had 35 grandchildren, 27 of whom are living, and all in this community. She was for many years a devoted and faithful sister in the church, her place was never vacant in the church, when circumstances permitted. She was much concerned for the unsaved, and for the building up of the church. Always ready to lend a helping hand to the suffering. A large number of friends and neighbors attended the funeral. Services by Peter Keim, and Chr. Wenger, from Phil. 1:21, and Bro. Long from 1 Peter 5:10.
KURTZ.-On the 17th of March 1890, of inflammation of the lungs, in Wallace Twp., Perth county, Ontario, Bro. Gerhard Kurtz, aged 74 years and 10 months. He was buried on the 5th in the Wallace Mennonite graveyard near his home. Services by Isaac W. Weber in German and English from Luke 12:40. Bro. Kurtz was born in Bavaria, Germany, and came to Canada 43 years ago, and moved to Wallace in 1869 where he resided since. He was admitted to church membership about 25 years ago and lived faithful to his vows until his death. He leaves a wife and ten grown children to mourn their loss. He and his wife were the first members of our church in these parts, and for a long time the meetings were held in their house.
GINGERICH.-On the 10th of January, near Amish, Johnson county, Iowa, of membraneous croup, Barbara, daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth Gingerich, aged 27 years, 7 months and 29 days. She was buried on the 11th in the Deer Creek graveyard, where a good many friends and relatives assembled. Funeral serviced by David Raver and Noah Yoder.
SEESE.-On the 9th of March, in St. Joseph county, Ind., Melvin Grover, son of Alpha and Mary Seese, aged 1 year, 8 months and 9 days. Funeral services in the Olive meeting-house by Noah Metzler and Jonas Loucks from 2 Kings 4:26.
BEERY.-On the 6th of March, 1890, in Rockingham county, Va., Lily Mabelle, daughter of John H. and Maggie S. Beery, aged 4 years, 6 months and 6 days. Funeral services at the Mill Creek Dunkard church by Daniel Heatwole and A. Burkholder, Text, John 9:4.
LAPP.-On the 24th of February, at the residence of her son-in-law, Solomon Stoltzfus, in Upper Leacock township, Lancaster county, Pa., of la grippe, Barbara, widow of Michael Lapp, aged 88 years, 5 months and 4 days. She united with the Amish Mennonite church in her youth, and remained a faithful member to the time of her death. She always felt a deep interest in the welfare of her children and to all other friends. She left seven daughters, 24 grandchildren, 56 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Services were held at the house by Jonathan Kauffman and Benjamin Stoltzfus.
ZOOK.-On the 7th of March 1890, in Lawrence county, Pa., of inflammation of the stomach, Jacob Zook, aged 74 years, 1 month and 1 day. Buried at the church near Wilmington. He was a faithful follower of the Savior and was beloved by all. Funeral services by the writer, J. R. Zook and Rudy Byler.
MUSSELMAN.-On the 8th of March, near Petersburg, Lancaster county, Pa., of dropsy, Sister Catharine Musselman, aged about 73 years. She was buried on the 10th at the Petersburg M. H. Funeral services from Mark 7:37. Sister Musselman, though unable to speak or hear (she being a deaf mute), felt a desire to receive the ordinances of God's house. After she had been baptized and had partaken of the communion and observed "feet-washing" she made signs expressing her joy. Peace to her ashes.
FETTERS.-On the 8th of February, 1890, in Emmet county, Mich., of heart disease, John Fetters, aged 35 years, 10 months and 20 days. Buried on the 11th. He leaves a wife and 3 small children to mourn the loss of a kind husband and loving father. A week previous to his death he became alarmed about his salvation. He began to seek the Lord and prayed till he found peace with God. Two days before his death he stated where he wished to be buried, and told his sorrowing companion not to worry, but to trust in the Lord and he would provide a way for her and the children. Funeral services by John Stutzman and Pre. Tindall.
"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.
Yet again we hope to meet thee,
When the day of life is fled;
Then in heaven with joy to greet thee,
Where no farewell tear is shed."
KANEN.-On the 16th of March, at South Bend, Ind., Elmer, son of William and Anna Kanen, aged 9 months and 20 days. He was buried at Yellow Creek on the 19th. Little Elmer was called away quite unexpectedly. He was in reasonable health in the morning and passed away that day into the spirit world. May this loud call be the means of leading the bereft father and mother to Jesus. Funeral services by Noah Metzler, from Matt. 24:44.
WYSE.-On the 7th of March, near Pettisville, Fulton county, Ohio, of consumption, Christina, wife of Samuel Wyse, aged 49 years, 8 months and 22 days. She was buried near Spring Hill, In Schwartzendruber's family graveyard. Funeral services to a large concourse of friends in the meeting-house by D. Wyse and Chr. Freyenberger, from 2 Cor. 5:1. She leaves a deeply bereaved husband, with whom she had lived in matrimony for 22 years, 2 months and 22 days. They had three sons and one daughter, of whom the latter preceded her in death. She was a faithful member in the Amish Mennonite church.
HERSHPERGER.-On the 25th of February, 1890, in Clear Spring Twp., LaGrange county, Ind., of a relapse of influenza, Jacob Hershperger, aged 82 years, 5 months and 14 days. He was born near Johnstown, Pa. Buried on the 27th, a large number of relatives and friends following him to his last resting place. The last few days his sufferings were great, yet he bore them with patience. He leaves a sorrowing widow with eight children. He was a member of the Amish Mennonite church and was always a willing and helpful hand in church duties as well as in temporal matters. He tried to live at peace with everybody as much as possible. Funeral services were held by Daniel Hostetler and David Kauffman.
HOCHSTETLER.-On the 17th of March, four miles southeast of Middlebury, LaGrange county, Ind., of consumption, Pre. Samuel Hochstetler, aged 51 years, 3 months and 9 days. He was patient in trial and when he suddenly grew worse he said that he would soon be gone, and prayed earnestly to God. Next morning the spirit had taken its flight. He was a dearly beloved brother in the old Amish Mennonite church. He leaves his deeply bereaved wife, ten children and many friends to mourn his departure, and who assembled on the 18th at the family burial place. Funeral services by A. A. Troyer and D. S. Kauffman, from the latter part of John 5, and 1 Cor. 15:19.
BUZZARD.-On the 23d of February, 1890, near Bangor, Northampton county, Pa., Sarah, wife of Enos Buzzard, aged 65 years, 10 months and 25 days. Buried at Flicksville. Funeral services by William Gehman. Text, Phil. 1:21, "For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain."
WINGER.-On the 6th of March in Ayton, Gray county, Ont., Isaac Winger, aged 78 years and 16 days. He was born in Lancaster county, Pa., on the 18th of February, 1812. At the age of 12 years he emigrated to Canada with his mother and relatives who came as pioneers to the country. He was married to Mary Bowman on the 26th of March 1839. * He Leaves his wife any 2 sons to mourn his death. He united with the Mennonite church in his younger days, but left the church afterwards, but never joined any other church. Being of delicate health he learned the tailor's trade. Later he engaged in mercantile business and also in the milling business in company with his sons, in which they were very successful. His mind seemed to be altogether on the world. He cherished skeptical ideas more or less, and read infidel writings. In his sickness he showed some uneasiness regarding his future. The writer was called to his bedside, and after much talk and many prayers by his children and others who were interested in his salvation, he was by the grace of God and mercy of Jesus brought to see his errors, and in great distress of mind and suffering of the body he truly repented. He saw himself a great sinner and transgressor, and took his refuge in Jesus, deploring his great folly. He warned all others to repent and be converted and flee from the wrath of God. He departed in peace. He was buried in the graveyard given by himself for the interment of his family and others. Funeral services were held by the writer, Isaac W. Weber, from John 3:5-14,15. May God comfort and bless the surviving friends and give them grace to walk the way of life and holiness unto the end.
Transcriber's note: typed as printed, "He Leaves his wife any 2 sons ..."
GROSS.-On the 8th of March, near Cross Keys, Doylestown Twp., Bucks county, Pa., of whooping cough and catarrh, Walter, infant son of Henry W., and Susan Elizabeth Gross, aged 8 months and 18 days. Buried on the 12th in the Mount Hope cemetery. Services at the house by Pre. Patten. May our kind heavenly Father comfort the bereaved parents in their sad affliction.
BUCKWALTER.-March 18th, near Manheim, Lancaster county, Pa., Sister Elizabeth Buckwalter, widow, aged 83 years, 3 months and 12 days. Funeral on the 21st. Texts: Rev. 7:16, 17. Buried at the Petersburg meeting house. A goodly number assembled to pay the last respects for the beloved Sister. She was a very modest and faithful member of the Old Mennonite church.
FORRY.-March 15th, near Columbia, Lancaster county, Pa., John M., only child of John C., and Anna Forry, aged 10 months and 15 days. Funeral on the 18th. Text: Rev. 3:19-22. Buried in the family graveyard. Many assembled to prove their sympathy for the bereft parents.
Transcribed by: Nancy Regan, Washington
MEMOIR OF RACHEL HILTY, WHO DIED APRIL 2D, 1890.
Another family circle has been broken, a dear one has been removed. The parents, brothers and sisters, are mourning the loss of a kind, loving daughter and sister. No more will they behold her smiling face here. She has gone "home," and is calling to those who yet remain, to meet her in heaven. Prepare to meet her again. O, what a joyful meeting that will be! There you will no more shed the parting tear, nor say a last farewell. They do not say "farewell" in heaven.
Another precious flower has been plucked for the adorning of that heavenly land. Oh, how much we miss dear Rachel's familiar face! No more will she join with us in our Sunday-school, and mingle her voice with ours in singing those beautiful hymns which she loved so well. No more will she occupy her place in our little class, and help us repeat the words of our dear Savior, as she was wont to do. Oh, yes, dear Rachel, we miss you-your tender looks and gentle ways.
To those of her classmates who yet remain, let me say, Give
your hearts to Jesus, and prepare to meet her in that
***"Land of pure delight,
Where saints immortal reign."
Then we can again join with her in singing the songs of "Moses and the lamb," and strike glad hands with those who have gone before. How gladly we would have kept her with us awhile longer, but the allwise God saw fit to remove her from our midst before trials and temptations could lure her soul into the ways of death. He called her in her innocence and purity.
She was of a gentle and loving disposition, and was loved by all who knew her. She will be greatly missed in the Sunday-school, in which she took so much interest. She was careful to answer the questions, and learn any thing her teacher asked of her. Her place was scarcely ever vacant. She will also be missed by her many friends and associates. But while we are mourning the loss of our dear departed, we feel safe in saying that she is enjoying all the beauties and grandeur of heaven, and is resting-
"Safe in the arms of Jesus,
Safe on his gentle breast.
There by his love o'ershaded,
Sweetly my soul shall rest.
"Safe in the arms of Jesus,
Safe from corroding care,
Safe from the world's temptations,
Sin cannot harm her there."
BY HER SUNDAY-SCHOOL TEACHER.
MILLER.-On the 28th of March 1890, in Clinton Twp., Elkhart Co., Ind., of Lung fever, of which he suffered eight days, Bish. J. L. Miller, aged 63 years, 7 months and 28 days. He leaves a sorrowing widow and eleven children to mourn their loss. Four children preceded him. He was the grandfather of 46 children of whom 24 survive him. Bro. Miller was very patient in his sufferings and admonished his children to live godly lives, and comforted his beloved wife with the assurance that as they parted in peace there was the blessed hope that they could soon meet again in peace. He ministered faithfully to the church as bishop for over 20 years, and his loss will be deeply felt by all of the large congregation under his charge. The oldest two ministers in the church are also getting too feeble to do much active work, therefore the church asks the prayers of the brotherhood in their behalf that God would provide for them workers in his vineyard. Funeral services were held on the 30th by J. Schlabach, Eli Borntreger and D. S. Kauffman, from John 5:2-30; and 1 Cor. 15:19-58. The remains of the departed brother were laid to rest in his own graveyard near his home.
Kratz.-On the 30th of March 1890, in Bucks Co., Pa., Leah, wife of Henry Kratz and daughter of Jonas Meyers aged 50 years, 6 months and 5 days. Buried on the 3d of April, at Deep Run Brick meeting-house.
Blauch.-April 2d, 1890, at Salisbury, Somerset Co., Pa., of relapse of la grippe, Clarence Robert, son of Jacob and Mary Blauch, aged 8 months and 24 days. Buried in the Keim churchyard on the 4th. Funeral services by D. H. Bender, from John 14:1. "Let not your heart be troubled."
Fretz.-On the 10 of March, 1890, in Bucks Co., Pa.,
Anna, wife of Aaron Fretz, aged 51 years, 10 months and 27 days.
Buried on the 13th at Deep Run. Services by Pre. Patten at the
house and by Samuel Godschalk at the church from Rev. 14:13.
Our mother dear, we miss thee here,
We see thy loving face no more;
In faith we trust with godly fear
To meet on Canaan's shining shore.
Meyers.-On the 8th of March 1890, in Bedminster, Bucks
Co., Pa., Mary, wife of Dea. Abraham Meyers, aged 66 years, 4
months and 9 days. Buried at Deep Run on the 12th. Many sympathizing
friends followed the remains to the grave. Services by I. Meyers,
H. Rosenberger, Samuel Gross and Samuel Godschalk from Psa. 92:12-15.
Our mother dear is now at rest,
Forever with the blest,
Awaits our safe arrival there
In heaven with Christ an heir.
Yoder.-On the 30th of March, 1890, at her home in West Liberty, Logan Co., Ohio, Leah, widow of the late David Yoder, at the advanced age of 78 years, 2 months and 2 days. She had been a resident of Logan Co. since 1847. Funeral services at South Union Wednesday April 2d. She was interred in the Yoder burying ground. She was a member of the Amish Mennonite church for 60 years.
Parret.-On Nov. 23d, 1889, near Dale Enterprise, Rockingham
Co., Virginia, of consumption, Sister Nancy C. Parret, aged 32
years, 10 months and 22 days. Funeral services were held at Weaver's
church on the 25th before a large audience of sympathizing relatives
and friends by the ministers Joseph F. and Gabriel D. Heatwole
from 1 Pet. 1:24. The remains were interred in the graveyard near
by the side of her infant son Enos, who had preceded her to the
grave last February.
Long days I here have wandered,
Long sleepless nights I've spent,
With hopes and cheering prospects
To reach a happy end.
Though often I've been weary,
And longed for quiet rest;
I did not dare to idle
While duties round me pressed.
Kile.-On the 11th of March, 1890, in Bedminster, Bucks
Co., Pa., Henry, son of Isaac Kile, aged 6 years and some days.
Buried on the 16th at Deep Run brick church. Services by S. Godschalk.
"The children dear," the Savior said,
"Suffer them to come to me,"
To be with Jesus Christ their Head
His shining face to see.
Wambold.-On the 22d of March, in Waterloo Co., Ont.,
Herbert Newton H., son of Isaac A. and Emma M. Wambold, aged 11
months and 26 days. Funeral services by Moses Bowman in German
from Psa. 16:6, "The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant
places: yea, I have a goodly heritage." and by Daniel Wismer
in English, from the words, "Be ye also ready." Dear
little Herbie had always been a bright and hearty boy, but was
snatched away from our arms in a few short hours. In the evening,
when his mamma had made him ready to sleep, he stretched his little
arms to papa to be taken snugly to bed; but before midnight he
lay in convulsions, which were followed by others and in about
nine hours death released him.
"Dearest Herbie, thou has left us,
Here thy loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God who has bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal.
Yet again we hope to meet thee,
When the day of life has fled,
Then with joy in heaven to greet thee,
Where no farewell tear is shed."
Shrock.-On the 2d of January, 1890, in Howard Co., Ind., Freddie, son of J. B. and Fannie C. Schrock, aged 1 year, 8 months and 4 days. Funeral at the Amish church on the 4th.
Peachey.-On the 21st of March, in Menno Twp., Mifflin county, Pa., David Peachey, aged 62 years, 1 month and 25 days. Brother Peachey served as a minister in one of the Amish Mennonite congregations, in Kishacoquillas valley, Pa., for many years, although he was almost disabled, the last few years, on account of failing sight and bodily infirmity. An attack of the grippe broke him down, and this was followed by sickness which finally ended his earthly sufferings, and, we hope, admitted him to the home of the redeemed in Christ.
Good.-On the 13th of March, 1890, in Brecknock Twp., two miles South of Bowmansville, Lancaster Co., Pa., Sarah, daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Good. Aged 59 years and 13 days. Interment at the Bowmansville Mennonite meeting house. Services by John M. Zimmerman and Benjamin Horning. Deceased had her home with her brother John H. Good.
Schmader.-On the 12th of March, 1890, at Pine Grove, Schuylkill Co., Pa., Elizabeth, wife of Pre. Chas. B. Schmader, aged 30 years and 19 days. Interment at the church south of Bowmansville, Lancaster Co., Pa.
German.-On the 6th of February in Martindale, Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., Bro. Elias K. Gehman, aged 66 years, 6 months and 28 days. He was buried on the 9th at the Martindale Mennonite meeting house. Services by Menno Zimmerman and Jonas H. Martin from 2 Tim. 4:7,8. He was a faithful disciple of Christ in the Mennonite church for many years and leaves his sorrowing wife and 6 children and a number of brothers, sisters, friends and acquaintances to mourn his death. Yet the living hope that he had, consoles us with thoughts that he is at rest.
Rosenberger.-On the 26th of March, 1890, in Bucks Co.,
Pa., Willard, son of Henry and Ella Rosenberger, aged 4 months
and 2 days.
Willard dear, O how we miss thee,
Since thy face no more we see,
But again we hope to meet thee
On bright Canaan's peaceful shore.
Bishop.-On Sunday evening March the 30th in Blooming
Glen, Bucks Co., Pa., after an illness of several months, Jacob
Bishop, aged 75 years and 5 days. He leaves seven children to
mourn his loss. May their loss be his eternal gain.
"Our father's eyes are closed in death.
To us he speaks no more;
We mourn his loss, but hope we soon
Will meet on Canaan's shore."
Gingrich.-Mary Gingrich died at her father's residence in Fabius township, Schuyler county, Mo., on Saturday, March 15th. She was born in Waterloo, Canada, Jan. 27, 1862, and moved to Iowa with her parents, and thence to this county in 1873, where she has lived her since. Mary was a daughter of Daniel Gingrich. She united with the church in 1880. She was buried at the Darby church on Sunday. The funeral was attended by a large concourse of people-all astonished at Mary's death. She had always been a hearty, young woman until the Sunday before her death, when she was taken down with measles, and la grippe set in, and she died unexpectedly to almost all. The bereaved family have the sympathy of the entire neighborhood. She was kind and obedient to her parents and faithful to her Savior and her life was worthy of imitation. But alas, Mary is gone, and we are made to say in the language of the Bible, "Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord." May God give the bereaved parents grace to endure this affliction, that they may say "Thy will, O Lord, be done."
Reesor.-On the 21st of February 1890 at Cedar Grove, Markham township, York Co., Ontario, of dropsy of the heart, Sister Fanny, wife of Samuel Reesor, aged 70 years, 11 months and 8 days. She was buried on the 24th in Cedar Grove, grave yard. A very large number of relatives and friends followed her to her last resting place. Services were held by Samuel Hoover in English from 1 Cor. 15:55. Sister Reesor was born in Pennsylvania March 13, 1819, came to Whitchurch, Ont., with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Brownberger, when a child, and married Samuel Reesor on the 17th of December 1839. During these fifty years of blissful wedded life their daily walk and conversation has had a beneficent influence. She has gone to her reward, but her kindly womanly example and influence still remains. She leaves a mourning husband, five sons and three daughters and a large number of friends to cherish her memory.
Greenawalt.-On the 28th of March, 1890, in Harrison Twp., Elkhart Co., Ind., of the infirmities of old age, Susanna Layman, widow of the late Peter Greenawalt, aged 91 years, 5 months and 22 days. She was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., on the 5th of Oct., 1798, married Peter Greenawalt on the 6th of Oct., 1817. She was buried on the 30th at Yellow Creek meeting-house, where services were held by Noah Metzler and John F. Funk from 1 Pet. 1:24, 25 and Job 16:22. She was quite feeble during the latter years of her life, yet trusting in Jesus. She had a strong desire to depart and be with Christ which is far better, and often expressed her wish to go to rest. At last she was permitted to go and we have the assurance that the aged mother and sister after her long and weary pilgrimage on earth has gone to be with Jesus. Peace to her ashes.
Strickler.-March 31st in Salungo, Lancaster Co., Pa., of cancer, Mrs. Sarah Strickler, widow, aged 78 years, 6 months and 19 days. Funeral on April 2d. Text, Heb. 9:27, 28. Buried in the Salungo graveyard. A goodly number assembled to pay the last tribute of respects.
Buchter.-March 31st near Lititz, Lancaster, Co., Pa., Sister Anna Maria Buchter, aged 46 years, 7 months and 15 days. Funeral on April 3d. Text, Rev. 22:14. Buried at Hess meeting-house. She left a husband and large family to mourn her death. A large congregation assembled to sympathize with the bereft family.
Riehl.-On the 26th of March 1890, near Greenland, Lancaster Co., Pa., David Riehl, aged 73 years, 6 months and 26 days. Funeral services on the 29th by Benjamin Fisher and Christian King. He was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite church. He left six children, three sons and three daughters, to mourn her death.
Loucks.-On the 1st of April 1890, near Wakarusa, Elkhart Co., Ind., Anna Loucks, daughter of John Barkey, aged 81 years and 7 months. She was born September 1st, 1808 in Westmoreland Co., Pa., and was married to Peter Loucks on the 1st of February 1827. They lived in matrimony for 63 years and 2 months. Their union was blessed with 12 children, 7 sons and 5 daughters, of whom two daughters preceded her to the Spirit world. She was buried at Yellow Creek on the 3d where a large concourse of relatives and friends followed her mortal remains to their last resting place. She leaves a bereaved husband. May the good Lord bless the aged brother and strengthen him so that he may be able to bear his grief with Christian resignation. He has the blessed consolation that he need not mourn as one without hope. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite church and bore all her afflictions with patience, fully resigned to the will of the Lord and having a living hope of a blessed immortality in the world to come. Funeral services by Noah Metzler and David Burkholder from Phil. 1:21 and Rev 14:13.
Haager.-On the 25th of October, 1889, Sarah Fanny, daughter of Henry and Mary Haager, aged 18 years, 4 months and 27 days. She leaves a husband and one child.
Haager.-On the 16th of February, 1890, of quick consumption, Elizabeth Charlotte, daughter of Henry and Mary Haager, aged 20 years, 3 months and 23 days. She bore her suffering patiently. May we all be prepared when death comes to call us hence.
*Hess.-On February 17th, 1890, at Lititz, Lancaster Co., Pa., after about two weeks' sickness of grippe and inflammation of the kidneys, Bro. John B. son of John H. Hess, aged 27 years, 3 months and 22 days. He leaves a deeply bereaved wife and one child (a son) to mourn the loss of an affectionate husband and loving father. But we need not mourn as those who have no hope. He bore his pains and affliction with Christian fortitude. We have reason to believe that he patiently looked forward with a living hope of a blessed immortality. In his sickness he frequently expressed his desire to go home and be with Jesus. He stretched forth his hands and gave good-bye to his wife, father, and to all who stood by his bedside, and said, "I am going to heaven, hope to meet you there." About twelve hours before his death the doctor bade him good-bye and said, "John, I can do nothing for you," he responded, "Good-bye, Doctor, I am going to heaven to be with Jesus." The funeral took place on the 20th, on which occasion many sympathizing friends were present from near and far. Services in Hess's meeting-house by John R. Hess and Christian Risser in German and Jacob N. Brubaker in English from Rom. 6:7, after which his remains were taken to their last resting place in Hess's graveyard.
"Weep not for me, my wife so dear;
Since I must go and leave you here;
With Jesus I shall happy be,
O parents, do not weep for me.
My brother, do not mourn for me,
In heaven I hope you all to see,
Where parting words are heard no more,
But dwell fore'er on Canaan's shore.
Dear sisters, do not weep for me,
While I am in eternity;
But be content, and trust in God,
And you'll receive a great reward.
*An error having been made by the person sending in this notice, which appeared in a previous number, we republish it by request.
Ranck.-On the 2d of April near Soudersburg, Lancaster Co., Pa., Park, infant son of Benjamin and Lydia Ranck, aged 2 months and 2 days. This is the second death in their family within three months. May they say with Job, The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away. And may they so live that they can meet their loved ones in the land where they will never have to part.
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 band had need of one
To join their song of love-
Then weep not for your darling son;
He sweetly sings above.
Kauffman.-Feb. 14th, 1890, at the residence of his uncle, John S. Kauffman, aged 26 years, 2 months and 27 days. The cause of his death was consumption, from which disease he had been a sufferer for some time past. The funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Sunday, at the M. E. church, Rev. McElwee officiating. He Preached a funeral sermon to the large number of sorrowing friends from Micah, second chapter and tenth verse: "Arise ye and depart, for this is not your rest." The remains were interred in the Kauffman family burying ground.
Graybill.-On the 13th, of March, near Wayland, Henry
county, Iowa, Mary Alice, daughter of Eli Graybill, aged 2 years,
1 month and 27 days. Funeral services were held by S. Gerig and
S. F. Miller, from 2 Sam. 12:16-23.
NOTE: The surname in this obituary is incorrect and should be KRABILL. Mary Alice was a daughter of Eli Krabill and Lydia Plank of Logan Co, OH who apparently lived in Henry County for a short period. Her relatives interred at Sugar Creek are Robert Herman Krabill (brother), Minnie (Mrs. Lloyd) Kempf (sister) and Michael P Krabill (uncle) who was a brother of her father, Eli Krabill.
SAGA - Plank-Mennonite Database, Carolyn Kurtz Plank, Owner
Sommers.-On the 12th, of March near Stuttgart, Arkansas county, Arkansas, of typhoid malaria, Magdalena, wife of Jacob Sommers, aged 45 years, 5 months and 12 days. She was buried on the 14th. Services by D. Roth in German and R. H. Gish in English. Text, John 7:6 and Heb. 7:9. She was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite church. beside her sorrowing husband she leaves 5 children and a number of brothers and sisters. The husband was confined to his bed by sickness and could not attend the funeral of his beloved companion. They have the assurance that she is at rest.
Conrad.-On the 10th, of March, near Wayland, Henry county Iowa, of Asthina, Barbara, wife of Christian Conrad. Buried on the 13th, followed by many friends to her last resting place in the Summer's grave-yard. Services were held by S. T. Miller, S. Gerig, and B. Eicher from John 5:24. Sister Conrad went to bed as usual, but before twelve o'clock she was called to eternity. She was a loving mother in the family and a peaceful sister in the church. May our loss be her eternal gain. A sorrowing husband and eight children are left to mourn her departure.
Roth.-On the 24th, of March, near Wayland, Henry, county, Iowa, of typhoid fever, Lua Roth aged 16 years, 9 months and 2 days. Buried on the 26th. Funeral services were held by S. T. Miller and S. Gerig, from Rom. 3:28 in German and B. Eicher in English. This is a loud call to the young people, especially those who are standing out in the world, loving the follies of this world more than the Savior. She leaves deeply bereaved parents, sisters and brothers to mourn her early departure.
Roth.-On the 31st of December, 1889, near Noble, Washington Co., Iowa, of consumption, Catharine Roth. She leaves a deeply bereaved husband and one son to mourn their loss. Buried in the Summer's grave-yard. Services were held by S. T. Miller and S. Gerig.
Transcribed by: Nancy Regan, Washington