Herald of Truth Obituaries November, 1890

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Herald of Truth, Vol. XXVII, Number 21, November 1, 1890, pages 333 and 334


On the 15th of October 1890, in Minneapolis, Minn., of a complication of diseases, Jacob S. Funk, (brother of John F. and A. K. Funk) aged 48 years, 6 months and 2 days. He was born in Bucks county, Pa., April 13th, 1842. In his earlier years he taught school in his native county. In 1865 he went to Chicago, Ill., and in 1869 he commenced business in Chillicothe, Missouri, and in January 1870 he united in marriage with Anna K. Stover, daughter of Jonas Stover, of Rockhill Twp., Bucks county, Pa. This union was blessed with four children, two of whom, a son and daughter died in Missouri. During the latter years, he has been residing in Minneapolis, Minn., where he died. His business required him to travel much of his time. On one of these business trips, he was taken with a severe bilious attack and laid sick for three days in Terre Haute, Ind. He then was able to make his way to Chicago, and from there home. The disease assumed a complicated form and he suffered intensely especially during the last week of his life. He seemed from the beginning of his sickness to have a settled conviction that his time of departure was at hand. At one time he started up as if from a dream and sat up in bed. His wife asked him: "What do you want?" "Oh," said he, "I don't know which of the mansions I want to take." His wife said: "Why, do not talk so; you are not going to die," or words to that effect. He replied: "Yes, I think that will be the next journey I will take." At another time he lifted up his hand with a tremerous beckoning motion towards heaven and looking up said: "Now Laura, hand me something nice." Laura was his little daughter who had died some years ago. He had made his peace with God and was ready and willing to go. When it became evident that his time of departure was at hand. He was asked by the writer: "Can you put all your trust in Jesus and look forward in the hope of the life beyond?" He nodded assent, and though hardly able to speak, said: "Yes." He was suffering much, and as the doctor came to see him, he looked enquiringly up and put his hand on his right wrist, which caused him a great deal of pain. The doctor then injected morphine and he became more quiet, and about midnight calmly breathed his last. He was buried in Lakewood cemetery on the 17th. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Jas. S. Black, of the Presbyterian church.

Transcriber's note: The sentence "When it became evident that his time of departure was at hand." has no verb in the original.


WEBER.-On the 9th of October 1890, near Nappanee, Indiana at the residence of Bro. Ulrich Miller, Samuel Weber, aged 71 years, 6 months and 23 days. For several years he lived separate from his family. His body was laid to rest on the 10th. Services were con-ducted in German by Jacob Bleile and in English by David Burkholder. Text: Psalm 90: 12.

WEBER.-On the 15th of October 1890, in Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Co., Ont., Martin, infant son of Bro. Martin and Sister Magdalene Weber, aged 4 months and 25 days. Buried at Eby's M. H., where relatives and friends met with the bereft parents. This was their fourth child and the third to be laid in the grave. Services by Noah Stauffer and Moses Erb, from Mark 10: 14, and Rom. 6:23.

CASSEL.-On the 10th of October 1890, in Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Co., Ont., Harvey Guidon, son of Josiah and Sarah Ann Cassel, aged 1 year, 6 months and 5 days. Buried on the 12th at the Blenheim M. H., where many friends gathered to sympathize with the bereft parents. Services by John McNally in Eng-lish and by Noah Stauffer in German, from John 7:38.

HIESTAND.-On the 16th of October, near Salunga, Lancaster Co., Pa., of consumption, Sister Fannie H. Hiestand, wife of Bro. Henry S. Hiestand, aged 41 years, 1 month and 18 days. Funeral on the 20th at the Landisville meeting-house. A large congregation assem-bled to sympathize with the bereft family and to pay the last tribute of respect to the beloved sister, who had been an ornament to the church. Text: Phil. 1:21-23.

HOOVER.-September 28th, in Columbiana Co., Ohio, Rebecca Hoover, aged 79 years, 4 months and 3 days. Funeral held at Ober-holtzer's church where services were held by Abm. Brubacher, Jacob Stouffer and Joseph Bixler.

CONRAD.-On the 8th of October, near Sterling, Wayne Co., Ohio, of cancer on the lip, Christian Conrad, aged 61 years, 5 months and 3 days. He leaves a wife and nine chil-dren to mourn his loss. He was a preacher in the Amish Mennonite church and highly esteemed in church and loved by all. On the 11th of October his remains were placed to rest in the Pleasant Hill cemetery, followed by many friends. Services were held by J. K. Yoder and and D. Z. Yoder.

Transcriber's note: the word "and" appears twice consecutively in the last line of Mr. Conrad's notice.

MOYER.-Sept. 14th, near Milton Grove, Lancaster Co., Pa., very suddenly Bro. David M. Moyer, aged 57 years, 1 month and 14 days. Funeral on the 18th. Text: Matt 24:42-44. Buried at Risser's meeting-house. A large congregation assembled to pay the last tribute of respect. Bro. Moyer remarked, that he felt well about two minutes before he died. A solemn warning.

ERB.-October 13th, near Highspire Dauphin Co., Pa., of Typhoid Fever Lizzie M., daughter of Bro. and Sister John Erb, aged 20 years, 5 months and 12 days. Funeral on the 16th. Text: Psalm 90:12. Buried at "Shopes" meeting-house. A large congregation assembled to pay the last tribute of respect for the deceased. A solemn call for the young.

NUNEMAKER.-On the 12th of Oct., 1890, in Elkhart Co., Ind., Mabel, daughter of Levi and Nunemaker, aged 18 days. This is the third one of the little ones the Lord has taken home. May God bless the parents and help them to so live that they may meet their children in the kingdom above. Funeral services by C. Wenger from. Luke 18:16.

HOSTETLER.-Oct. 11th, near Smithville, Ohio, Davy, son of David and Barbara Hostetler, aged 10 years, 6 months and 22 days. He was buried at Oak Grove cemetery, on October 13, followed by a large number of his friends and relatives, by whom he was always known as an obedient, well-behaved and intelligent child. His death was caused by typhoid fever, and the last few weeks of his short life were marked by considerable suffering but his sufferings are now over. The good Shepherd has taken him into the heavenly fold and the abrupt ending of a promising life, though brief it has been, may be the means of directing our thoughts Heav-enward. Funeral services were conducted by Pre. Fred Mast and Adam Kornhaus.

'Tis but a step, one little step,
Across to yonder side,
But oh! between us waters roll,
'Tis Jordan's chilly tide.

Across its waves the boatman pale,
Has borne a little form,
To dwell with angels evermore,
Secure from all life's storms.

That vacant place, that empty chair
Bring thoughts no tongue can tell,
And scenes of earth, with all their mirth,
Can not our gloom dispel,

But gently from the other side,
Come breezes mild and fair,
They would to us this message bring,
"Our loved one's over there."

In Jesus' arms with angels bright,
Shall now his portion be,
And from the portals of that land
He beckons unto me.
- Smithville Ohio.

BRANDT. - October 10th, near Maytown, Lancaster Co., Pa., of typhoid fever Bro. Samuel L. Brandt, aged 48 years, 11 months and 24 days. Funeral on the 13th. Text: Rev.22: 12. Buried at Peck's meeting-house. A large congregation assembled to sympathize with the bereft family. Bro. Brandt was a faithful member of the Old Mennonite church and a diligent worker in the Sunday-school at Bassler's meeting-house. May his worthy example be imitated.

STAUFFER.-October 12th, near Manheim, Lancaster Co., Pa., Menno, youngest child of Bro. and Sister Benjamin B. Stauffer aged 1 month and 21 days. Funeral on the 14th. Text: Matt. 18:3. Buried at Kauffman's meeting house.

FORRY.-On the 15th of August, 1890, near Mechanicsburg, Cumberland county, Pa., very suddenly, Bro. Henry Forry, aged 66 years, 7 months and 26 days. Buried on the 17th, in the Chestnut Hill cemetery near his home, followed by a large concourse of friends and neighbors. Bro. Forry was sick only one day: "Therefore be ye also ready; for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh."

YOMMER -Near Grantsville, Md., October 7th 1890, Clarence Alvin, infant son of Bro. Louis A. and Jane Yommer, aged three weeks and one day. Buried Oct. 8th, in the Grantsville union cemetery. Services at the Grantsville Lutheran church by D. H. Bender from Matt. 18:2. "Jesus called a little child unto him."

SIEBER.-On the 26th of August, 1890, in East Salem, Juniata Co., Pa., after suffering for five weeks of lung troubles, William Sieber, aged 75 years, 5 months. He was a member of the Mennonite church for 46 years, and his afflictions were sore, but he endured them patiently. His remains were interred in the Mennonite grave-yard, at Lost Creek on which occasion the Sieber family was represented to the 4th generation. Funeral services by Jacob Shirk and John Kurtz, from Acts 8:32, 33.

KANUFF.-On the 19th of October, in Rox-bury, Somerset Co., Pa., John, grandson of John and Annie Gindlesperger, aged 1 year, 8 months and 19 days. Buried on the 21st at the Thomas' Mennonite church. Funeral services by Samuel Gindlesperger, from I Pet. 1:24, 25.

TYSON.-Anna Tyson, relict of the late Isaac B. Tyson, of Upper Providence Twp., Montgomery Co, Pa., died on Monday the 6th of October, at the residence of her daughter, Lydia W. Heisey, near Williams Grove Cumberland Co., aged 85 years, 4 months and 26 days. Eight years ago when her husband died, Sister Tyson removed from the above named township to Cumberland Co. She was well known in this section and had the highest esteem of a wide circle of friends. The deceased was the mother of ten children, six of whom survive her, viz: Enos W., of Schwenksville; Lydia W., wife of Henry S. Heisey, of Cumberland Co; Reuben W., of Upper Providence, Emeline W. wife of Daniel Kinsel; Mary W., wife of Levi S. Heisey of Cumberland Co., and Harriet. W., wife of Pre. Geo. Detwiler, of Sherkston, Ont. Thirty-five grand-children and two great-grand-children survive one who has passed the border line after a long and very useful life. The funeral services were held at the residence of her daughter, Lydia, on the 9th inst. Pre. John Lininger preached from Phil. 4:8. Services were also held at the Upper Providence church on the 10th and the remains interred in the burial ground adjoining the church.

CLAY.-On the 8th of October 1890, near Wakarusa, Elkhart Co., Ind., Sister Margaret Clay, aged 37 years, 8 months and 20 days. She was buried on the 10th at the Olive meeting house by the side of her husband, who was buried there on the day of her death. Funeral service by George Lambert and J. F. Funk from Rom. 8:23; and Isa. 55:8, 9. Eight children are thus left without father or mother to meet the trials and temptations of the world. May they early learn to love their Savior and at last meet their dear parents in the home above.

EBERHARD.-On the 19th of October 1890, near Clarence Center, N. Y., Sister Hettie, wife of Jacob Eberhard, aged 56 years, 11 months and 2 days. Sister Eberhard suffered with lung troubles about a year, but bore her afflictions with Christian fortitude. She leaves a sorrowing husband, six children and seven grandchildren to mourn her early departure. Her remains were laid to rest on the 22d, at Clarence Center, followed by many friends. Services by Jacob Krehbill from Phil. 1:21.

BEWIGHOUSE.-On the 17th of October 1890, in Plumstead Twp., Bucks Co., Pa., Minerva, wife of John Bewighouse, aged 35 years, 3 months and 18 days. Buried at Deep Run on the 20th. She leaves her husband and five children to mourn their loss.

"Asleep in Jesus, blessed sleep,
From which none ever wake to weep;
A calm and undisturbed repose,
Unbroken by the last of foes."

FRETZ.-On the 30th of September 1890, in Plumstead Twp., Bucks Co., Pa., Aaron Fretz, aged 50 years, 11 months and 4 days. Buried at Deep Run on Oct. 4th. The funeral was largely attended. The children mourn the loss of a kind and beloved father.

MEYERS.-On the 12th of October 1890, in Plumstead Twp., Bucks Co., Pa., Barbara Meyers, aged 69 years, 3 months and 13 days. Funeral on the 16th at Deep Run. Husband and one daughter mourn the death of one who has gone before to the home of the blest.

KAUFFMAN.-On the 2d of October 1890, near Henrietta, Blair Co., Pa., Elizabeth, widow of Michael Kauffman, aged 78 years, 11 months and 22 days. Services by bishops Jacob and Herman Snyder from Rev. 14:12, 13. She was a consistent member of the Mennonite church for many years; and when sickness laid its hand upon her in the form of disease of the lungs, she was ready and willing to exchange time for eternity. Peace be to her ashes!

BEIDLER.-On the 30th of June, 1890, in Stephenson Co., Ill., Sister Phoebe, wife of W. H. Beidler, aged 45 years, 3 months and 21 days: She was sick only 4 days, but bore her sufferings with patience, waiting for the Lord to call her home. She leaves a sorrow-ing husband and 10 children. Three children had died before her. She was a member of the church for 22 years. It was her desire to see all the children converted to God, and united with the church. Her oldest daughter was on a visit to Pa. at the time of her death. She was born in Pennsylvania, and moved with her husband to Ill. four years ago where she resided until her death. Her favorite hymn was "My Home is bright and fair."

My body you will now convey
As in the silent tomb to lay,
There to rest and to remain
Till God shall call and rise again.

Companion dear, and children all,
Now I am dead, to you I call,
Prepare for death and don't delay,
Your Father's warning to obey.

RUTT.-On the 22d of September 1890 near Roseland, Adams Co., Neb., of heart disease, Bro. Jacob E. Rutt, aged 75 years, 4 months and 8 days. On the 25th his remains were interred at the Roseland M. H. Funeral services by A. Schiffler in German and Jacob Kindig, of Woodford Co., Ill., in English from Rev. 14: 13. The deceased was a deacon in the church for about 23 years.

BERKEY.-On the 13th of October 1890, in Somerset Co., Pa., very suddenly, Emanuel Berkey, aged 37 years, 11 months and 13 days. The deceased was working in a saw mill and while engaged there was struck by a plank, from the injuries of which he died three quarters of an hour afterwards. He leaves his wife and 6 children to mourn their loss. He led a quiet life and enjoyed the esteem of many friends but so far as is known he never made any preparation for his soul. It is indeed a loud call to those who live unconcerned in the world to prepare to meet their God in peace. The remains were buried in Simon Berkey's graveyard on the 15th. Funeral services by Jonas Blough, J. N. Durr of Fayette Co., and Samuel Gindlesperger, from Matt. 24:44.

Transcribed by Nancy Regan, Washington.


Herald of Truth, Vol. XXVII, Number 22, November 15, 1890, pages 350 and 351


YODER.- On the 4th of October, 1890, near Garden City, Cass Co., Mo., Effie Mabel, daughter of David C. and Nellie Yoder, aged 5 Y., 6 M. and 26 D. She suffered much pain during her sickness, of one week. Funeral services by L. J. Heatwole and J. C. Kenagy.

She bade farewell to earthly joys
And went to live among the blest,
The time was short, her life below
But should we sighshe is at rest?

'Tis hard to say, "Thy will be done,
As we surround the tomb,
And for the last time, look upon
A cold and lifeless form.

But Jesus says, I take these Lambs,
And lay them in my breast
Protection they shall find in me,
In me, be ever blest.

STUTZMAN.- On the 3d of November, 1890 near Danvers, Ill., of Lung Fever, Nancy Stutzman, aged 25 Y., 11 M., 20 D., just five weeks after her mother. It is a severe affliction to Bro. Stutzman to see two vacant chairs in his family at once May God console him. She was buried at the North Danvers Mennonite church where many assembled, and services were conducted in English and German by J. H. Stutzman and Joseph Stuckey from Phil. 1:21.

GEIGER..- In Traverse city, Mich., September 2d, 1890, Mrs. Mary E. Geiger, aged 27 years and 2 months. She was brought to Kent county, for burial. Funeral conducted by Peter Keim and I. G. Winey, to a large congregation.

BUZZARD.- On the 14th of October, 1890, near Bangor, Northampton Co., Pa., of palsy, Enos Buzzard, aged 62 Y., 8 M., 2 D. He was a member of United Mennonites in Christ. He leaves two sons to mourn their loss his wife being called to the spirit world 7 M., 21 D., before his departure. Funeral services at Flicksville were conducted by Pre. Lazarus of the Lutheran church.

EASH.- On the 30th of September, 1890, at the home of her son Samuel, near Honeyville, LaGrange county, Ind., of heart disease, Widow Anna Eash, aged 81 Y., 11 M., 24 D. Funeral on the 2d of Oct. A large concourse of friends assembled to pay the last tribute of respect. She was the mother of eight children of whom four were called to the better world. She leaves 45 grandchildren and 80 great grandchildren. She was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite church. Services were conducted by Elias and Amos Bontreger. From 2 Cor.-

SCHROCK.- On the 23d of October 1890, near Shanksville, Somerset Co., Pa., of dropsy of the chest, Fannie Schrock, at the advanced age of 82 Y., 7 M., 1 D. Mother Schrock was born on the 22d of March 1808, in Stonycreek township, Somerset Co, Pa., and united in the days of her youth with the Amish Mennonite church, of which she remained a faithful member, up to the time of her death. Her remains were followed on the 25th by a large concourse of people to the Sutter family graveyard for interment. The funeral sermon was preached in the "Glade church" by Pre Michael Weyand from John 9: 4,5. The deceased was sorely afflicted during the last twentyfive years of her life, but she bore it all with christian fortitude. Her last illness was only of eight day's duration.

BRENNEMAN.- On the 23d of October 1890, near East Union, Wayne Co., O., of typhoid fever, Lydia Civilla, daughter of Adam and Mary Brenneman aged 20 Y., 6 M., 27 D. Funeral on the 26th at the Mennonite church near Orrville, O., where many friends and neighbors had assembled to sympathize with the afflicted family in their sad bereavement but they need not mourn as those without hope, for she left bright evidence that she is safe with her redeemer, having accepted Jesus and made a covenant with God and the Mennonite church at the age of 1* years. She was a consistent member until death. She seemed to have a premonition that her departure was near at hand, and she chose the text for her funeral, 2 Tim. 4:6, 7, 8. During the three weeks of suffering she never once expressed a desire to get well, but bore it all meekly and patiently to the end and then, we believe sweetly fell asleep in Jesus, and could say with Paul, "I am ready to be offered." Services by C. D. Steiner, Adam Kornhaus and David Hochstetler.

Transcriber's note: Miss Brenneman's age at the time she became a church member is partly illegible in the original.

WITMER.- On the 9th of Sept., at the residence of Pre. Amos Herr, in Lancaster Co., Pa., of infirmities of old age, Sarah, widow of the late Jacob Witmer, in the 92d year of her age. She had been confined to her bed for five weeks, growing gradually weaker until she calmly fell asleep in Jesus. She had a strong, confiding hope in her Savior. On the morning of the day she died, when brother Herr came to her bedside she said, 'O Papa, alone to Jesus." These words she said almost to every one who came to see her. To her daughter, Sister Herr, she said, "O Sarah, help me to fall asleep in Jesus." She fell asleep calmly and peacefully as the poet says:

"So fades a summer cloud away
So sinks the gale when storms are o'er.
So gently shuts the eye of day,
So dies the wave along the shore.

She was buried on the 12th; services by Abraham Brubaker, Elias Groff and Isaac Eby from Ps. 116:15. She was a member of the church from her youth, and a devoted christian, putting all her trust in Jesus. May her piety, her good example and her devotion to her Savior inspire many to imitate her example.

YODER.- On the 27th of October, near Belleville Mifflin Co., Pa., of lung fever, Hannah R daughter of Samuel K. and Yoder aged 17 Y., 6 M. A year ago last September she sealed her vow with God and the church by water baptism, and remained faithful until death. She put away what was looked upon as improper for a christian and sought to walk in the ways of the Lord. She suffered about six days, but bore it all in meek submission, and we believe she has gone to her eternal rest and hence, though we mourn our loss, yet we mourn not as those who have no hope. She leaves her parents, five sisters and two brothers. Her remains were laid to rest on the 29th near Belleville. Many friends from near and far were present. On account of sickness the mother and two sisters were unable to attend the funeral. Services by N. D. Troyer.

CRAMPIEN.- On the 23d of October, 1890, in Waterloo Co., Ontario, Salinda, daughter of Bro and Sister Charles and Judith Crampien, aged 1 Y., 5 M., 6D. Buried on the 25th at Eby's M. H., Berlin. Funeral services by Noah Shaeffer and Samuel Bowman from 2 Sam 12:1923 and I Pet. 1: 24, 25.

ROTH.- On the 5th of October, near Thurman, Arapahoe Co., Colorado, infant son of Jacob and Mary Roth, aged one day. Buried in the Amish graveyard. Funeral services by Jos. Schrock.

SIEGENTHALER.- On the 25th of October, 1890, near East Lynne, Mo., Emma D., daughter of Samuel and Siegenthaler, aged 6 Y., 5 M., 20 D. Services were held by L. J. Heatwole in English and by Christian Nafziger and P. Zimmerman in German, from I Cor. 15: 35, and I Pet. 1: 24, 25.

HAUENSTEIN.- On the 15th of October, 1890, in German Twp., Fulton Co., Ohio, after six days suffering from injuries received from the kick of a horse, Rudolph Hauenstein, aged 70 Y., 4 M. He was buried on the 16th. Funeral services by Peter Eicher from John 1:118 and C. R. Egli from Mark 14: 8, 9.

LEUP.- On the 21st of October, in German Twp., Fulton Co., Ohio, of diphtheria, Emma daughter of William Leup, aged 5Y., 2M., 8 D. She was buried on the 23d. Services by Daniel and Joseph Rupp.

GRABER.- On the 13th of October, 1890, near Thurman, Arapahoe Co., Colorado, of lung fever, Samuel, son of Joseph and Catharine Graber, aged 16 Y., 11 M, 7 D. He was laid to rest on the 17th in the Amish graveyard. Funeral services by Joseph Schlegel of Seward Co., Neb., from Ps. 16: 5, 6 and by Jacob Roth from Mark 13:3335.

YODER.- On the 18th of October, in Moultrie Co., Ill., infant daughter of Levi and Carolina Yoder, aged 6M., 25 D. Buried on the 19th. Funeral services by David Plank and Daniel Biehn from Mark 18: 13, 17.

STEFFEN.- On the 2d of Nov., 1890, in Greene Co., Ohio, rheumatism of the heart and head, Margaret M. Steffen aged 21 Y., 9 M., 1 D. She suffered about two weeks, and leaves a sorrowing mother, a sister and four brothers to mourn her death. She was buried on the 4th at Huber's meeting house, where funeral services were held by David Martin and I. M. Greider from Matt. 24: 44. May God bless and comfort the sorrowing family.

Transcriber's note: the first sentence, lacking an "of" between "Ohio," and "rheumatism" is transcribed as it appeared in the original.

SCHERTZ.- On the 28th of October, near Hopedale, Tazewell Co., Ill., Christian Schertz, aged 68 Y., 6 M., 22 D. He was buried on the 30th. Funeral services by Noah Augsburger, Christian Nafziger and John Egli from I Cor. 15: 1758.

HERTZLER.- On the 26th of October, 1890, in Wayne Co., Ohio, after a protracted illness Sister Sallie Hertzler, maiden name Mast, aged 56 Y., 2 M., 17 D. She was confined to her bed about 20 months, but she bore her sufferings patiently. The writer frequently visited her during her illness, at which time we conversed freely about spiritual things and prayed with her, which afforded her great pleasure and comfort. The communion was held at different times during her sickness. Four days before her death, when I visited her she said the time seemed so long before she could go home. I comforted her saying that the time would not be long any more. It was her desire for a long time that she might change time for eternity. Her remains were laid to rest in the Paradise graveyard on the 30th. Funeral services in the Oak Grove church by J. K. Yoder. She leaves her husband and 5 children to mourn their loss.

STUTZMAN.- On the 7th of November, 1890, at the residence of her soninlaw, Joseph E. Mast in LaGrange Co., Ind., after a protracted illness of dropsy, widow Veronica Stutzman, aged 75 Y., 5 M , 28 D. She was a patient sufferer. The last few months she was helpless, especially the last few weeks she had to be cared for like a child. Her children did all they could to make her as comfortable as possible. She was a faithful and obedient member of the Amish church, a pattern in meekness and humility for her posterity and we have the assurance she fell asleep in Jesus. She leaves 7 children, some 37 grandchildren and 11 greatgrandchildren. She was buried in her son Joseph's family graveyard near Middlebury on the 8th by the side of her husband Jacob Stutzman who died about 18 yrs. ago. Funeral texts, I Pet. 1: 1325 and 2 Cor. 5:110.

MAST.- On the 6th of November, 1890, near Middlebury, Elkhart Co., Ind., infant son of John and Susanna Mast, and greatgrandchild of widow Veronica Stutzman aged 2 days. Buried on the 7th.

BLOUGH.- On the 17th of September in Conemaugh Township, Somerset Co., Pa., of diphtheria, Sallie, daughter of Levi A. and Anna Blough aged 4 Y., 2 M., 27D. Buried on the 19th at the Blough meeting house. Funeral services by Jonas Blough, Samuel Gindlesperger and Simon Layman.


Written by the father of Bertha and Sallie Blough children of Levi A. and Anna Blough who died Sept. 9 and 17, 1890.

Two beautiful flowers have faded,
And our hearts are made to mourn;
But in glory their spirits are waiting
To welcome us parents to come.

Their life was of short duration,
But many a pleasant smile
Had come from those dear little faces
That suffered so much for awhile.

But now their sufferings are over,
And sweetly they are at rest;
So let us prepare to follow,
To meet them with the blest.

Transcribed by Nancy Regan, Washington.

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