Herald of Truth Obituaries August, 1890

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Herald of Truth, Vol. XXVII, Number 15, August 1, 1890, pages 237 and 238


On the 9th of June, 1890, at the residence of her son, Anthony Overholt, near Wadsworth, Medina Co., Ohio, of the infirmities of old age, Elizabeth Slutter, aged 87 years, 7 months and 22 days. Her maiden name was Tinsman. She was born in Westmoreland Co., Pa., October 17th, 1802. In 1820 she was married to Martin Overholt of Bucks Co, Pa. Two years afterwards they emigrated to Columbiana Co., Ohio, where they lived for eight years. From there they moved to Medina Co., purchased a tract of land containing over 200 acres, located in the southwestern part of Wadsworth Twp. Here they commenced life in earnest. They erected a house of hewed logs with a roof, a loose floor, and openings cut out for windows and doors, the cracks chinked, and an old fashioned fireplace. In this condition they took possession, three acres having been previously chopped, ready for logging There on this place with many hardships, privations and selfdenials they toiled together for sixteen years, when her husband was taken by an allwise Providence, as we believe to the better home beyond. As a result of this marriage there were born unto them nine children, six sons and three daughters, of whom seven are still living. One son and one daughter having departed this life. One daughter was born in Westmoreland Co., Pa one son and two daughters in Columbiana, Ohio. She has also 23 grandchildren now living. After a widowhood of eight years she married George Slutter, of Columbiana Co., Ohio, with whom she lived in wedlock nine years, when the Lord took home her second husband. She was a member of the Mennonite church for upwards of 65 years, and in her quiet unassuming Christian life, showed forth much that is worthy of imitation. The funeral took place at the Mennonite church, west of River Styx. Services were conducted by Bro. Michael Horst, of Stark Co., assisted by Rev. Johnson of Wadsworth. A large congregation assembled to hear the sermon and pay a last tribute of respect to one who had lived so long among them


On the 29th of April, 1890, near Stuttgart, Arkansas Co., Arkansas, Pre Daniel Roth was killed by an electric stroke, aged 33 years, 6 months and 17 days. He was searching for his cattle on the prairie on horseback, with a neighbor, Jacob Weber who was on foot, when a storm suddenly came up. Bro. Weber was about 15 rods away when the fatal bolt struck Bro Roth. Weber ran up to him and rolled the horse, which was lying on his legs, off from him, but the spark of life had fled. Weber then ran to a neighbor's house for help, which soon came in the person of Bro. J. Naffzinger. They put Bro. Roth on a wagon and took him to his home about 14 miles off. Deceased had been in the ministry about 5 years, was a faithful worker in his calling. Only two days before his death he stood before the congregation in all the vigor of manhood, and earnestly admonished the people to be always prepared for death, for we know not when the Lord may come. He lived in matrimony about 11 years, and leaves his deeply bereaved wife and 7 small children, a pair of twin daughters having been born since his death. He was buried on the 1st of May. Funeral services by J. Beck in German and by J. P. Gish in English from Matt. 24:44. May God comfort the sorrowing mother and her children.


BERKEY. - On the 13th of July, in Elkhart Co., Ind, at the residence of her brotherinlaw, Thomas Nunemaker, Susannah Berkey, aged 64 years, 10 months and 5 days. She was a daughter of Jacob Berkey, of Medina Co., Ohio. She was buried at Yellow Creek on the 15th. Funeral services by Christian Shaum, and Christian Bare. The funeral was largely attended.

ROTH. - On the 2d of April, 1890, in Wayland, Henry Co., Iowa, Peter Roth, aged 43 years and 23 days. He was buried on the 4th in the Sugar Creek graveyard, followed to the grave by many relatives and friends. Services by S. F. Miller and S Gerig in German and by Pre. Pusey in English.

MAST. - On the 10th of May, 1890, near Wayland, Henry Co., Iowa, of la grippe, Caroline, daughter of Joseph and Fannie Mast, aged 4 years, 1 month and 23 days. She was buried in the Eicher graveyard. Services by S. Gerig and S. T. Miller in German and by B. Eicher in English.

HOOVER. - On the 11th of June 1890, near Teagarden, Marshall Co., Ind., of rupture, David J. Hoover, aged 62 years and 9 months. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite church for many years. Funeral services were conducted by Noah Metzler and by Jacob Hilderbrand of the Brethren denomination, from 1 Cor. 15:55. A large circle of relatives and friends were assembled to pay their last tribute of respect to one who was beloved and respected.

BEERY. - On the 20th of June 1890, near Bremen, Fairfield Co., Ohio, of paralysis, Mary Beery, aged 64 years, 8 months and 1 day. On the evening of the 19th she went to milk her cow when she was affected by a paralytic stroke. They carried her to the house but she never spoke and died in the morning of the 20th. She was a faithful Sister of the Mennonite church for many years, always at her place in public worship when sickness did not prevent. We believe she is with the blest in the land of rest. Funeral services on the 21st by Jacob Good and Benjamin Huber, to a large concourse of friends who came to pay their last tribute of respect to one that was much loved by all who knew her. She was the mother of 8 children, of whom five preceded her to the spirit world. She leaves a husband and 3 children to mourn her departure.

PEACHEY. - On the 18th of July, at Allensville, Mifflin Co., Pa., Lydia Peachey, aged 65 years, 7 months and 3 days.

ZOOK. - On the 13th of July, at Belleville, Mifflin Co., Pa., infant child of Jacob Y. Zook, aged 19 days.

STUCKEY. - On the 11th of July, at Barrville, Mifflin Co., Pa., Sister Mary Stuckey, aged 55 years, 4 months and 4 days.

YODER. - On the 19th of July, in Menno Twp., Mifflin Co., Pa., Joseph, Son of Israel and Rebecca Yoder, aged 4 years, 2 months and 25 days.

MILLER. - On the 22d of June 1890, in East Shanesville, Sugar Creek Twp., Tuscarawas Co., Ohio, Victor, son of Jeremiah and Magdalena Miller, was struck by lightning and instantly killed, aged 12 years, 5 months and 9 days. Two of his companions were also more or less injured. One, Lewis Miller, son of Pre. Isaac A. Miller has not yet recovered the use of one of his legs, the other, the son of a widow was but slightly injured. They attended services in the forenoon at Union Hill meetinghouse and in the afternoon at 3 'clock there was Sundayschool. The sky becoming cloudy, both Victor and Lewis Miller said they would hurry and reach the East Shanesville school house before it rained. They reached the place as the storm came on, and were in the second story when they were truck. Victor's remains were interred on the 4th in the Union Hill graveyard, followed by 107 conveyances and a large concourse of people. Services were held by David A. Peachey, A. Mast and Isaac A. Miller from Phil. 4:79. Let us consider our end and pray with the Psalmist, "O satisfy us early with thy mercy; that we may rejoice and be glad all our days," (Ps. 90:14).

CARPER. On June 19th, near Roseland, Adams Co., Nebraska, Marcus Roy, son of Benjamin and Sadie Carper, aged 11 months and 9 days. He came to his death by drowning, and in a somewhat mysterious way. The father was in the house and had the child in his arms, but having occasion to leave the room, left the child on the floor to return in a few minutes, (the mother being in another part of the house), whereupon the child, it seems, immediately followed, pushing open the screen door which it had never done before, and crept out to a tub of water standing some distance away. On the father's return it was found leaning upon the tub with its feet on the ground as if standing, but the head and arms were in the water and life was already extinct. Great was the grief of the parents and also of grandfather Carper who is staying with them. The child was a great delight to him. It was buried on the 21st. A great number of friends assembled to show their sympathy for the greatly bereaved family, it being their only child. Although the Brother and Sister are greatly grieved, yet they could say, "Not mine, but thy will be done, Oh Lord." Services by A. Shiffler in German from John 16:16 and J. Nice in English from Job 14:5 and Psalm 16: 6.

COFFMAN. On the 11th of July 1890, at his home near Columbia, Marion county, Iowa, William Coffman passed peacefully to rest at the age of 55 years, 3 months and 22 days. He was born near Mt. Pleasant, Westmoreland Co., Pa. in 1835. He moved to Illinois in 1856 and then to Iowa in 1870, at which place he lived until death called him home. Thirty four years ago he joined the United Brethren church, he lived a consistent member until about fourteen years ago he joined the Methodist Protestant church. He was united in matrimony to Sarah Yother in 1866. To them 11 children were born; three of them preceded him to the better land. He leaves a wife, 4 sons and 4 daughters to mourn the loss of a kind husband and affectionate father.

"Dearest father, thou hast left us,
Here thy loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God that hath bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal.

Death has borne you from us, father,
And we take the last farewell;
Of our dear and loving father,
Why he's gone we cannot tell.

Thou wert all resigned and patient,
Willing all thy pain to bear,
For thy trust was placed in Jesus,
Who will all our sorrows share,

Sweetly sleep, then, dearest father,
Since our Savior thought it best,
Earthly life to change for glory,
Cares and trials for sweetest rest."

ZIMMERMAN. - Near Monitor, McPherson Co., Kansas, Christian Zimmerman died of typhoid fever on July 11th 1890, aged 16 years, 4 months and 18 days. He was buried July 12th. A large concourse of people assembled to pay their last respect. He did not belong to any church, but in the latter part of his sickness he was almost continually calling on Jesus. A loud call to us all to be ready when death comes. Services by S. Swartzentruber and S. C. Miller from 1 Pet. 1:24, 25, and John 19:30.

HARTZLER. On the 26th of June, 1890, near Mottville, St. Joseph Co., Mich., of palpitation of the heart, Bro. Jonathan Hartzler, aged 86 years, 7 months and 23 days. Buried the 28th. The day previous to his death, he said he hoped his end was near at hand. His wish was now granted. And he died in a living hope of meeting his Redeemer in peace. His wife died nearly twentyfive years ago. Their remains now lie side by side in the Mennonite cemetery on the state line. Many friends and neighbors met to pay their last tribute of love to one who was much respected by all. Services conducted by D. J. Johns. Text I Cor:15:48.

BLOSSER. - On the 7th of July, 1890, near Concord, Knox Co., Tenn., of measles and lung fever, Levi, son of Bro. Martin and Elizabeth Blosser, aged 2 years, 2 months and 29 days. Buried the 8th. Services by H. H. Good from 2 Sam. 12:23.

GROFF. - July 17th, in Landisville, Lancaster Co., Pa., Bro. G W. Groff, M. D. Aged 57 years, 10 months and 13 days. Funeral on the 21st. Text: Psalm 90:12. Buried at Landisville meetinghouse. A very large congregation assembled to pay the last tribute of respect to the departed brother and sympathize with the bereft family.

PENNEL. - July 20th, in Donegal, Lancaster Co., Pa, Sister Catharine Baer Pennel, aged 75 years, 5 months and 28 days. Funeral on the 22d. Text: Rev. 14:12. Buried at Kraybill's meetinghouse.

McFALL. - July 12th in Columbia, Lancaster Co., Pa., after suffering 20 years. Sister Esther McFall, widow, aged 79 years, 10 months and 27 days. Funeral services on Sunday evening in Columbia. Text, 2 Cor. 4:17, 18. And on Monday the 14 in the Clearfield M. H. church. Text: Psa. 126: 7,8. Buried at the Clearfield church. Sister McFall often wept and sighed to be relieved of her sufferings, earnestly desiring to go to her long home. May the Lord reward her children for their tender care.

METZLER.July 13th at Sporting Hill, Lancaster Co., Pa., Levi Andes, son of Bro. and Sister Amos Metzler, aged 5 months and 11 days. Funeral on the 15th. Text: Rom. 8:17. Buried at Erisman's meetinghouse.

SHARP. - On the 29th of June, 1890, near Belleville, Mifflin Co., Pa., after nearly three month's suffering with dropsy, Mattie Sharp, widow of Christian Sharp, aged 74 years, 9 months and 14 days. She bore her sickness with Christian fortitude without complaining. Her desire was to depart this life and be with Christ which is far better. As long as she was able her place at church was hardly ever vacant. She leaves four sons and one daughter. One daughter has gone before. One son lives in Missouri. Besides these she 1eaves 25 grandchildren to mourn her departure, yet they mourn not as those who have no hope. She was a faithful sister in the church. Buried on the 1st of July in the family graveyard, where a large number of friends and relatives assembled to pay their last tribute of respect to a kind neighbor, friend and a beloved one. Funeral services by Samuel and John Peachey. This was the last member of a family of five. She was a widow 24 years.

"A precious one from us is gone,
A voice we loved is stilled;
A place is vacant in her home
Which never can be filled.

She sleeps in Jesus, blessed sleep;
Dear children, do not for her weep,
Prepare to meet in heaven above,
Where all is happiness and love.

HERR. - On the 10th of July, in Lancaster Co., Pa., of brain fever, Ella B., daughter of Benjamin K., and Susan Herr, aged 6 months and 13 days. Funeral services by Pre. John Harnish in German, and by Abram Herr in English from 1 Sam. 3:18, and by Benjamin Hertzler in German from Isa. 40: 11. Buried at the Stone meetinghouse.

"God has called the wandering sunbeam.
Which had warmed our hearts with love;
Sadly gave we back his sunbeam,
Now it lights the courts above."

YODER. - On the 19th of July, 1890, near Orrville, Wayne Co., Ohio, Magdalena, daughter of Stephen and Mary Yoder, aged 15 years, 1 month and 13 days. This young sister was within the last year afflicted with different ailments and finally consumption set in. About six weeks before her death she expressed a desire to be baptized and partake of the Lord's Supper, and appointed the time for Monday afternoon, the 9th of June. At the time appointed a number of brethren and sisters met, and baptism and communion were administered, after which her mind was wholly at rest. Her greatest pleasure was to have friends sing and pray with her. She is now gone, and we believe that in the morning of the resurrection she will arise to reap with joy eternal with those who sow to the Spirit.

KURTZ. - On the 25th of June, near Smithville, Ohio, Sarah Kurtz, aged 84 years, 8 months and 20 days. Deceased was the widow of David Kurtz, who preceded her to the glory world nearly 18 years ago. Funeral services by J. K., and D. Z. Yoder.

YODER. - On the 26th of June, in Milton Twp., Wayne Co., Ohio, John Y. Yoder, aged 51 years and 7 days. Deceased was a consistent member of the Amish Mennonite church, and led an exemplary Christian life. Funeral services by J. K., and D. Z. Yoder.

HUNSBERGER. - Mary L., wife of Jacob B. Hunsberger, died April 3d, 1890, aged 51 years, 4 months and 22 days. Funeral services on the 8th of April. A very interesting sermon was preached from the text, "Who is my mother," by John K. Brubaker, after which the body was laid to rest in the buryingground at the Vincent Mennonite church. A husband and one son survive her, and deeply mourn their loss.

"'Tis not the spirit that has died,
'Tis but the mortal frame;
Then let our souls rejoice, be glad,
That we may meet again."

WEAVER. - On the 5th of June 1890, in Mahoning Co., Ohio, of kidney trouble, David Weaver in the 71st year of his age. Buried on the 7th at the Oberholzer Mennonite meeting house, where he was deacon for a number of years. Funeral services by Bish. Hurst of Wayne Co., and others. A large congregation of relatives and friends assambled to pay their last tribute of respect to the deceased.

Transcriber's note: the word "assambled" is transcribed as it appeared.

FREY. - On the 29th of May, near Chambersburg, of hardening of the liver, Bro. Christian Frey, in the 67th year of his age. He leaves a wife and five children to mourn the departure of a kind husband and father. Buried on the 2d of June in the family buryingground. Services at the house to a large congregation from Heb. 4:9.

SCHLEGEL. On the 20th of, in Livingston Co., Ill., of infirmities, Salome, widow of the late Bish. Christian Schlegel, aged 71 years, 1 month and 3 days. Buried on the 22d. A large number of friends and acquaintances from near and far assembled at her burial. Services at the house of her soninlaw, August Albrecht, where she had spent the last days of her life, by Daniel Orendorff from Psa. 90, and at the meetinghouse by Joseph Ackermann, Daniel Orendorff and John P. Schmitt from 1 Cor. 15: 120. In the last week of her life Sister Schlegel became weaker and weaker in body and mind, and at last the Lord took her home, thus fulfilling a wish she had often expressed, at the close of the funeral services the beautiful hymn way sung,

''I'm going home to die no more.''

She was a faithful member of the Old Amish Mennonite church, and leaves 11 children, 46 grandchildren and 28 greatgrandchildren. Four children preceded her.

Transcriber's note: the phrase "way sung" is transcribed as it appeared.

MANN. - On the 18th of May 1890, in Elkhart Co., Ind., of the infirmities of old age, Margaret Mann, widow of the late Eli Mann, at an advanced age. She has been in feeble health for several years and was confined to her bed since Nov. 1889. She was buried on the 20th, at the Olive church. Services by Henry Shaum and Samuel Yoder. She leaves a number of children of whom one son has been blind from a child.

Transcribed by Nancy Regan, Washington.


Herald of Truth, Vol. XXVII, Number 16, August 15, 1890, pages 252 and 253


David Garber was born Nov. 22d, 1829, and died July 24th, 1890, aged 60 years, 8 months
and 2 days. For the last two years and over he had critical attacks of lung trouble and
dropsy of the heart; and for the last five months of his life he was confined to his chair much of the time. He suffered much at intervals, many times expecting any minute to draw his last breath. He often said, he wished that might be his last night on earth. He offered up many prayers in the presence of his family and friends and neighbors asking God to forgive his short comings, and to blot his faults out of the book of remembrance. He requested the prayers of all that he might have strength to endure all that the Lord would permit to come upon him. Before he took his last sleep he prayed in behalf of all his family, both in English and German as though he were praying in public worship, where he had been so timid in his well days when called upon to lead in prayer. He had prayed for this gift in his well days, that he might express his thoughts in public, and admonished his boys that they should not be so backward in their young days, while they could improve their time by being useful instruments in the church. Two nights before his death he requested his daughter to sing,

"There's a beautiful, beautiful land,
'Tis the home of the blest."

after which he uttered a short prayer, "I have made a short prayer. Perhaps it would be well for us to have prayer once more as this may be the last prayer I will hear in this life." One of the boys then read a short chapter and led in prayer. He then chose his minister for the funeral service and chose hymns to be sung at the funeral. He was entirely resigned to the will of God, and gently fell asleep. The body was brought from Mancelona, Mich., his home for some years, and the funeral service held with a part of the family and a very large attendance of friends, at Clinton, Elkhart Co., Ind. Services by J. J. Weaver and J. S. Coffman. At the same hour, Sunday July 27th, Bro. Chr. Wenger of Kent Co., Mich., who had just arrived on a visit to the church at that place, held funeral services with the rest of the family and the friends, at Mancelona. May God bless the bereaved family, and may his good admonitions ever be heeded.


MOYER. - On the 17th of July, in Toamencin Twp., of heart disease, Esther, wife of Garret Moyer, aged 73 years. She was buried on Sunday at the Upper Providence Mennonite meetinghouse, where services were by C. B. Allebach, J. B. Mensch and H. H Johnson.

MOYER. In Franconia Twp., Montgomery Co., Pa., on Sunday July 13th, of cancer the face, Benjamin L. Moyer, aged 65 years. The funeral took place on Wednesday following, at the Franconia Mennonite meeting house, where appropriate services were held.

YODER. - On the 16th of July, near Middlebury, Elkhart Co., Ind., Adam Yoder aged 78 years, 1 month and 24 days. He seemed to fully resigned to the will of God and died in the blessed hope of meeting his Savior at the right hand of the Father. Buried on the 18th in the presence of a very large concourse of friends and relatives. Services by J. D. Miller and D. J. Johns, from Eccl. 11:8.

SNYDER. - July 26th, near Landisville, Lancaster Co, Pa, Sister Eliza Snyder, aged 68 years, 4 months and 12 days. Funeral on the 29th. Text: Job 16:22, and 17:1. Buried at Landisville meetinghouse. Sister Snyder had a desire to depart.

YODER. - On the 26th of July, on the Haw Patch, LaGrange Co., Ind., of dropsy, Eli Yoder, aged 75 years, 3 months and 26 days. The deceased moved with his parents to Wayne Co., Ohio, when young, and in March 1839 was married to Veronica Smucker. They lived together in wedded life over 46 years when his wife preceded him to the spirit world. He professed Christ as his Savior for over 50 years. He leaves 3 children, ?3 grandchildren and 2 greatgrandchildren to mourn their loss, which we hope is his . Four grandchildren and one greatgrandchild have gone to live the life beyond the grave. Funeral services on the 28th, at the Maple Grove church by Jonathan Kurtz and J. S. Hartzler from Prov. 14:32 and I Cor. 15:22.

Transcriber's note: the section starting with the words "years. He leaves " and ending with the words "Four grandchild" appear on the last 3 lines of a page. This section of the page has crumbled, and some of the words are missing.

GOOD. - On the 29th of July, in Conestoga Twp., Lancaster Co., very suddenly, Martin Good, aged 90 years, 2 months and 27 Days. Funeral services at the River Corner meetinghouse by John B. Harnish, Abram Herr and Amos Shenk. Deceased was a member of the Mennonite church.

LEHMAN. - On the 24th of July, in East Lampeter Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., of the infirmities of old age, Bro. Samuel Lehman, aged 94 years, 4 months and 23 days. Funeral services at Mellinger's meetinghouse on the 28th.

TROYER. - On the 26th of April, near Middlebury, Elkhart Co., Ind., of paralysis, Maria, wife of Jeremiah Troyer, aged 57 years, 4 months and 25 days. She was buried on the
27th. She leaves a husband and 12 children to mourn her death. She was the mother of 14 children, 7 sons and 7 daughters. She was a faithful member of the Amish church. She was beloved by those who knew her. During her last years she had much to suffer. Her desire was that her children might he brought up in the nurture and admonitions of the Lord. She was a faithful attendant in the church services. During her sickness she exhorted her children earnestly that they should serve the Lord faithfully. Sometimes she wept bitterly; sometimes she would sleep for a little time, and then at other times she could scarcely cease in her praises to God. We hope she has gone to be with Jesus in that better home.

RICKENBAUGH. - On the 22d of July 1890, in Port Royal, Juniata county, Pa., of heart trouble, Mary Magdalena Rickenbaugh, aged 83 years, 9 month and 6 days. Sister Rickenbaugh was a consistent member of the Old Mennonite church for many years. Her husband died 20 years ago. She leaves 5 sons and 5 daughters to mourn their loss. May the Lord reward her children for their tender care. Buried at Lost Creek church. Many friends and neighbors met to pay their last respects to one that was much loved by all. Services by Pre. McBerny at the house, and Wm. Graybill at the church. Text: John 14:4.

PLETCHER. - On the 24th of May 1890, in Howard Twp., Centre Co., Pa., Matilda, wife of Jacob Pletcher, aged 65 years, and 11 months. She suffered long, but bore her pain with Christian fortitude. On the morning of her death she was as usual and at 3 o'clock was a corpse. She leaves a sorrowing husband and 9 children to mourn her departure. May this be a warning to her husband and children. Buried on the 26th in Schenck's graveyard.

"Weep not for me, my husband dear,
Since I must go and leave you here;
With Jesus I shall happy be,
O children, do not weep for me,
My children, do not mourn for me,
In heaven I hope you all to see,
Where parting words are heard no more,
But dwell for e'er on Canaan's shore."

HERSHEY. - On the 7th of July 1890, in Shelby Co., Mo., after an illness of seven years, Barbara J. Hershey, aged 81 years, 10 months and 21 days. Sister Hershey suffered more at times than it seemed possible for her to bear, yet she bore it all with Christian fortitude and patience, anxiously looking forward to the time of her release. At last her wish, so often expressed, was fulfilled, and she passed away without a struggle. Funeral services by John Brubacher from John 14:2. Her remains were interred in the Mennonite graveyard, followed by a large number of friends. Mother Hershey had many trials and sorrows in this life. She buried two husbands, and 8 children. Two of these went into the army in the civil war and one of them died of some sickness and the other one from drinking too much water in which there was sand. Her youngest child sprained his back at the age of 16 and died, after suffering for three years. She leaves two sons and 14 grandchildren to mourn her departure, yet they mourn not as those who have no hope. The children feel very grateful to the friends who so kindly interested themselves in the welfare and comfort of the aged sister, and for the assistance they rendered in various ways. The Lord reward them all.

BUCHWALTER. - On the 17th of July, 1890, at the home of his son Daniel, near Dalton, Wayne Co., Ohio, of kidney trouble, Jacob Buchwalter, aged 80 years, 2 months and 20 days. Bro. Buchwalter was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., and at the age of 22 years was united in marriage with Anna Hartman, which was a happy union. Eleven Children were born to them, 7 of whom survive them. In the spring of 1850 they emigrated to Wayne Co., Ohio, where they lived happily together until April, 7th 1871, when his companion was called away by death. Since then he has lived among his children who have done all they could for his comfort, yet he suffered much for many years from the above named disease and often despaired of his life, but it pleased God to spare him to a long life of usefulness until the above date. He was a Bible reader from his youth, and united with the Mennonite church when 21 years of age, and was a consistent member ever since. He was indeed a pillar in the church, a good counselor, and as such was sought by many both in spiritual and temporal matters, a ready help in time of need, and in the dark hours of trouble and diffculties in the church he ever stood up faithfully for that which he believed to be right, and faithfully labored for the peace and prosperity of the church. He lived an exemplary Christian life and was beloved and respected by all who knew him, which was manifested on the day of his funeral at the Mennonite church near Orrville, where it was estimated that more people had assembled than ever before on such an occasion at that place. By his death we have lost a kind neighbor, a generous friend, a dear father and beloved grandfather, and a useful and dearly beloved brother in the church; but our loss is his eternal gain and we need not mourn as those that have no hope, but believe he is at rest in glory. Funeral on the 20th of July. Services by Michael Horst, Michael Rohrer and the writer from Rev. 14:13. ADAM KORNHAUS.

Transcriber's note: the word "diffculties" is typed as it appeared in the original.

YODER. - On the 24th of July, near West Liberty, Ohio, Lydia Anne, daughter of Benjamin and Lydia Yoder, aged 18 years, 4 months and 18 days. She was buried on the 26th in the North Union graveyard. Services by C. K. Yoder in German and Samuel Detweiler in English. She was a beloved young sister in the Amish Mennonite church and her death is another loud call to the young people.

LAUBER. - On the 28th of July in Fulton Co., Ohio, of heart disease and bodily infirmities, Christian Lauber, aged 63 years, 4 months and 17 days. He was a member of the Mennonite church and leaves a sorrowing widow and 7 children, 5 sons and 2 daughters, to mourn his death. A large number of relatives and friends followed his remains to their last resting place on the 30th.

PLANK - On the 18th of July, at West Liberty, Ohio, Artie L., daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Plank, aged two years and one day. Buried on the 19th. Funeral services by C. K. Yoder in German and J. H. Kauffman in English.

BOLANDER. - On the 2d of August, at Jamestown, Elkhart Co., Ind., of heart disease, Israel Bolander, aged 79 years, 6 months and 2 days. Funeral services were held by Henry Shaum and Samuel Coffman. Bro. Bolander suffered considerably for some time before his death, but remained cheerful, and appeared resigned. He was still able to be up and around. After eating his dinner as usual, he sank down and died in a few minutes. May the Lord comfort his bereaved companion.

SANCHEZ. - On the 16th of July at Monterey, California, Mrs. Maria N. Antonia, Castro de Sanchez, widow of the late Don Rapheal, de Sanchez at an advanced age. She was buried on the 18th. She belonged to an old and prominent family in the early history of that region, and was a devoted wife, a faithful mother and kind and charitable to those about her. She was motherinlaw to S. F. Geil formerly of New Britain township, Bucks county, Pa.

WENGER. - On the 23d of July 1890, in Elkhart Co., Ind., of brain fever, Jonas, son of Henry and Susan Wenger, aged 1 year, 3 months and 1 day. Buried at the Olive meetinghouse on the 25th. Funeral services were held by Amos Mumaw, from Matthew 18:3. This is now the third little one that Jesus has called away from this world of sorrow to the glorious mansions above. May it be the means of bringing the dear Bro. and Sister still closer to God, that when their race is run they may meet their little ones which are gone before.

Transcribed by Nancy Regan, Washington.

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