Herald of Truth Obituaries - October, 1890

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Herald of Truth, Vol. XXVII, Number 19, October 1, 1890, pages 300 and 301


A blooming youth, so bright and fair
Is taken from this world of care,
His earthly sorrows are all o'er;
He is not dead but gone before.

He bade farewell to earthly joys
And sweetly raised his dying voice,
Singing, "Jesus lover of my soul,
Do thou my dying thoughts control."

Then, parents, cease to mourn and weep
Since your beloved has gone to sleep,
The time is short till life is o'er
And we may meet to part no more.

Dear sisters, you are lonely now,
But make and keep the solemn vow
To live for Jesus and to be
With Brother in eternity.

God's ways are secret; He knows best
Why he hath called this youth to rest;
The aged and infirm must stay
To wait the summons and obey.

His young associates here below
Will miss a friend where'er they go,
A vacant place they can not fill
His form is cold, his voice is still.

------ R. S.


HIGH. -On September 3d, 1890, at 2759, Garnett St., 25th ward, Philadelphia, Pa. William, son of William M. and Mary A. High, aged 9 months and 2 days. Buried at Dublin, Bucks Co. Services by Samuel God-shalk.

WISLER.-Jacob Wisler was an earnest brother in the Deep Run Church for many years. He was respected by all who knew him. In his declining years he moved to Doylestown Twp., living near the meeting-house with his son-in-law, Henry Lapp. Bro. Lapp had been suffering from paralysis and was in a helpless condition for some time. He died on the 27th of August. Bro. Wisler died of old age on the 4th of Sept., seven days later. Sister Lapp, with an adopted girl to assist her, and the help of the neighbors had the care both of her aged father, and her husband. He was buried at Deep Run on the 8th. He had reached the advanced age of 93 years, 8 months and 27 days. His funeral was largely attended.

Our father dear, has gone to rest,
To meet that blood-washed throng,
And be forever with the blest,
To join that heavenly song.

GEIL.-On the 2d of September, in New Britain Twp., Bucks Co., Pa., John Geil, aged 71 years, 1 month and 6 days. His death was caused by a fall from the mow in the barn as stated in the last number of the HERALD.

STAYROOK.-On the 15th of September, 1890, near Bellfontaine, Logan Co., Ohio, of Typhoid fever, Isaac Stayrook, aged 28 years, 10 months and 4 days. He was working in a shop at Findlay, Ohio, when he took sick and was brought home by his brother. While waiting for the train at Carey, Ohio, he was heard to say, "I always have been unlucky and hope this will end it." Shortly before he died he said, "I see a beautiful place where I will have to go," and called to his brother to go along. Funeral services by David Plank in German, and Abednego Miller in English, from Luke 12:40. He was buried in the Lud-low graveyard. A large number of relatives and friends followed him to his last resting place.

MAYHOUSEN.-On the 6th of September, 1890, in Olyphant, Lackawana Co., Pa., Garret, son of Garret Mayhousen, aged six months. This was the eighth child that these parents have been called to mourn in four and a half years. They came from Holland to this country nine years ago, and since have expe-rienced a continued series of afflictions. In four and a half years they have buried eight children. The oldest son (16 years of age,) was sick for four months, dying the winter of 1888-89, and in September of the same year he was disabled for two months by an accident in the mine where he was working. In January he had the influenza, and in March he received a cut in his limb which made him altogether helpless for a time, and may make him a cripple for life. Through these afflic-tions all means of support were taken away as the father, on account of family afflictions, was not able to do much. The parents are members of the Mennonite Church in Holland, and we have evidence that the family is worthy and respectable, and should have our warmest sympathies and any one having a mite toward material assistance, may do good to a family in real need.

MEYERS--On the 6th of September, in Olive Twp., Elkhart Co., Ind., of a lingering illness, Enos Meyers, aged 69 years, 6 months and 14 days. He was born in Bucks County, Pa., and has been in feeble health for many years. He leaves a sorrowing companion and sons and daughters to mourn the death of a dear companion and father. He was a mem-ber of the "Brethren" Church, and during the many years trial and bodily suffering which a kind heavenly Father allotted to him, we have reason to believe he was led to cast all his cares on God and look forward to a better inheritance in the world of light. May God comfort the mourning family and help them to remember that wisdom's ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths, are peace. Services by A. Miller and J. Metzler. His funeral was very largely attended.

Transcriber's note: the phrase " and during the many years trial and bodily suffering which a kind heavenly Father allotted to him," is transcribed as it appeared.

HELMUTH.-On the 13th of September, in LaGrange County, Ind., of consumption and brain fever, Henry, son of Jonathan and - Helmuth, of Douglas Co., Ill., aged 2 years, and 7 days. Buried on the 14th, in the Mast grave-yard. Services by D. Hostetler and Eli Born-treger, from Mark 10: 13. The parents were on a visit to relatives in Indiana with the child, and now they must return without him. May God comfort them.

SCHREINER.-On the 14th of September, in Elkhart, Elkhart Co., Ind., of Typhoid fever, Emma, daughter of Peter and Mary Ann Schreiner, aged 19 years, 10 months and 7 days. She was sick about two weeks, and was the first one of this family of eleven children to exchange time for eternity. It seems very hard for the bereaved household to give up their dear Emma, but God, in his wise provi-dence saw fit to take her away from this world of sorrow and suffering, and therefore it is well for us to try to think that so it was best, even though our hearts are made to bleed for sorrow, "over the spoils that death has won," and may God give sufficient grace to each, that all may seek the gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord, and at last gain an inheritance in glory, and rejoice with God forever. Services were conducted by J. F. Funk and -- from Rom. 6:23.

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

Peaceful be thy silent slumbers-
Peaceful in the grave so low;
Thou no more wilt join our number,
Thou no more our songs shalt know."

EBERSOLE.-On the 28th of August, in Upper Leacock Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., of cancer, Christian Ebersole, aged 75 years, 10 months and 22 days. He was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite Church from his youth. He left his wife and 8 children, and 23 grandchildren to mourn his departure. Buried Sunday the 31st, in Myers' graveyard. Services to a large gathering of relatives and friends by David Beiler and Christian King.

SWOPE.-On the 31st of August, in Upper Leacock Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., Susanna, wife of Daniel Swope, aged 76 years, 1 month and 4 days. A member of the Lutheran church. She left an aged husband and 9 chil-dren, and 22 grandchildren. Buried at Heller's Church. Services by Preacher Kohler.

SNYDER.-September 9th, in Lebanon Co., Pa., of cholera infantum, Sallie, only child of Amos and Lizzie Snyder, aged 10 months and 20 days. Funeral on the 11th. Text, Ps.16:6 Buried at Gingrich's meeting-house.

RISSER.- September 10th, near Elizabethtown Lancaster Co., Pa., David L., youngest child of Bro. and Sister Amos Risser, aged 9 months and 27 days. Funeral on the 13th. Text, Mark 10:15. Buried at Risser meeting-house. May the good Lord comfort the bereft parents.

WAMBOLD.-On the 7th of September 1890, in Waterloo Co., Ont., of consumption, Sister Emma M. Hershey, wife of Bro. Isaac A. Wambold, aged 28 years, 10 months and 18 days. She leaves a deeply bereaved husband, parents, brothers and sisters to mourn her early death. She was the mother of one child, a little boy, who has already gone before to dwell with the angels of light. During her sickness she exhorted those around her to live for Christ, and told her husband to be faithful, that when he must leave this world that he can meet his family in heaven. She often made these expressions, "I would like to go home." "I would like to go to Jesus," and many others similar to these. Her remains were interred in the Mennonite cemetery in Berlin on the 10th, where a large concourse of people had gathered together to pay the last tribute of respect to the departed sister. Funeral services were conducted by Daniel Wismer in English, and by Moses Bowman in German.

"The race appointed she has run,
The combat's o'er, the prize is won;
And now her witness is on high,
And now her record's in the sky.

She leaves this world without a tear,
Save for her friends she held so dear,
To heal their sorrows, Lord descend,
And to the mourners prove a friend.

The hour of her departure's come.
She hears the voice that calls her home;
At length, Oh, Lord! her troubles cease,
Thy servant now has died in peace.

HERSHBERGER.-On the 3d of September 1890, near North Grove, Miami Co., Ind., of heart trouble, Catharine, wife of Preacher Daniel Hershberger, aged 57 years, 7 months and 21 days. She was sick only one hour. She was a beloved sister in the Old Amish Church, always ready to give good instruction to every one. She will be very greatly missed in the church, but in the family much more. She was buried on the 5th on the farm. When she died only her three girls were at home. Her three sons live in Ohio, but during the funeral services two of her sons came home to look once more upon the form of their now departed mother. Services by C. E. Hostettler and Noah P. Shrock.

WEBER -On the 16th of September, in Maugansville, Washington Co., Md., Rebecca Frances, beloved and only child of Samuel S. and Annie Weber, aged 8 months and 17 days. Buried on the 18th at Reiff's Church.

"Weep not, for the little child that's gone,
It sweetly rests in Jesus' arms;
Weep not, for she has gone to be
From sin and sorrow ever free.

'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."

SHUPP.-August 14th, in Landisville, Lancaster Co., Pa., of apoplectic affections, and old age, Sister Matilda Shupp, widow, aged 80 years, 7 months and 29 days. Funeral on the 16th. Text: I Pet 1:3-9. Buried in the "Kauffman" grave-yard. Sister Shupp was a faithful member of the Old Mennonite Church.

SCHMUCKER.-On the 6th of September, in Wayne Co. Ohio, Mearley Allen, son of Amos and Magdalena Schmucker, aged 4 months and 8 days. Buried on the 8th, in the Oak Grove grave-yard. Funeral services by J. K. Yoder and D. Z. Yoder.

NISSLY.-September 7th, near Silver Spring, Lancaster Co., Pa., Sister Maria Nissly, widow of Pre. Peter Nissly, aged 79 years. Funeral on the 10th. Text: 2 Cor. 5:1. Buried at Kraybill's meeting house.

HELMUTH.-Nelson Helmuth, son of David and Barbara Helmuth, in Walnutcreek township, Holmes Co., Ohio, was born February 3d, 1883, died September 17th, 1890, aged 7 years, 7 months and 14 days. His death resulted from sciatic rheumatism, a very pain-ful disease. He suffered 35 days, and at last God relieved him of his suffering by calling him home to his everlasting rest, where there is no more pain. He was buried on the 18th, at the Walnutcreek meeting house. Funeral services by David Bitschy, and A. Mast, from Rom. 14:7-9, and Isaac A. Miller.

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

OBERHOLTZER.-September 5th, in Eliza-bethtown, Lancaster Co., Pa., Bro. Peter Oberholtzer, aged 72 years, 5 months and 1 day. Funeral on the 9th. Text: Rev. 22:14. Buried in the "Mt. Tunnel" cemetery. A large congregation assembled to pay the last tribute of respect.

WALTER.- On the 2d of September, 1890, near Moultrie, Stark Co., Ohio, of the infirm-ities of old age, Pre. Henry Walter, aged 77 years, 5 months and 21 days. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years, and labored in the ministry a greater part of that time, and we have reason to hope that God has accounted him faithful and taken him home to rest from all his labors. Funeral on the 4th from the church near his home, where many friends had assembled to sympathize with the aged sister and her children, who need not mourn without hope. Services by Michael Rohrer, and Adam Kornhaus, from 2 Tim. 4:7, 8.

RITZE.-On the 19th of August, 1890, near Friedens, Somerset Co., Pa., George Ritze, aged 81 years, and some days. He was born in Germany and was a member of the German Baptist denomination.

ROSS.-On the 19th of August, 1890, in Shanksville, Somerset Co., Pa., David Ross aged 86 years, 4 months and 19 days. He was born in the above named town. He never had the services of a physician until during his last days. He was a member of the Re-formed church.

SCHROCK.-On the 1st of September, 1890, in Wayne Co., Ohio, of diarrhoea and inflammation of the bowels, Amos M. Schrock, aged 23 years and 11 months. He was a member of the Amish Mennonite church and was loved and respected by all. In the last days of his life he spoke to all who visited him of the glory of the life beyond for those who were faithful. He admonished them all to work for Jesus, and that those who had not yet accepted the offers of mercy should come to Jesus at once, and said he wished to meet them all in heaven. On the 3d of September his remains were interred in the Oak Grove burying ground, followed by a large concourse of people. Services appropriate to the occa-sion were held by Elias Schrag, J. K. Yoder, and. D Z. Yoder.

RINGENBERG.-On the 1st of September, at the home of his son, in Bureau Co., Ill., Bro. Christian Ringenberg, at the advanced age of 91 years and 8 months. Funeral services on the 2d, by the brethren, Jos. Buerckey, and C. Zehr. He leaves 6 children, 48 grandchil-dren, and 15 great grand-children.

"In the west the beams of day
Slowly, softly, die away;
Now the evening shadows falling,
All my better thoughts recalling,
Wrap the earth in silence deep;
'Now I lay me down to sleep.'"

BLOUGH. - On the 9th of September, in Somerset Co., Pa., of diphtheria, Bertha, daughter of Levi A. and Anna Blough, aged 1 year, 7 months and 9 days. Buried on the 11th at the Blough meeting-house. Funeral services by J. N. Durr, of Fayette Co.

ROGGY.-On the 29th of August, near Milo, Bureau Co., Ill., Ada Aletta, daughter of Bro. Christian, and Barbara Roggy, aged 1 year and 6 months. Little Ada was very sick for over two weeks, but bore her suffering with such patience as only an innocent angel can bear. Funeral services by Bro. Jos. Buerckey and C. Zehr.

"Suffer the little ones," Jesus has said,
"To come unto me and be blessed,"
For of such pure angel-like spirits as these
Is composed the kingdom of heaven.

JANTZ.-On the 21st of September, in Elkhart county, Ind., of brain fever, Henry Harri-son, youngest child of Tobias and ----- Jantz, aged nearly 16 months. Buried at the Olive Church, on the 23d. Services by Preacher Burkett, and John F. Funk, from Mark 10:14-16.

"I take these little lambs" said he,
"And lay them in my breast;
Protection they shall find in me,
In me be ever blest."

Transcribed by Nancy Regan, Washington.


Herald of Truth, Vol. XXVII, Number 20, October 15, 1890, pages 318 and 319

Bishop Joseph N. Driver died August 9, 1890, at his home near Waynesboro, Augusta Co., Va. In the death of Bro. Driver the church he was serving sustains a very heavy loss. He was a faithful minister of the gospel, always on duty when health and providence permitted. He was much loved by the church, and his services were very much needed, especially where he resided. He was much esteemed and beloved not only as a minister of the gospel, but as a neighbor and friend. He was diligent in visiting the sick, and whenever his help was needed he was ready to assist. It is thought that by one of these act of kindness his disease was contracted. He visited one of his neighbors who was sick with typhoid fever. He was taken with the same disease soon after. Though at first did not complain much he lingered on for some time, his disease making slow progress. Fi-nally however it seemed to become more serious, as his condition grew worse, baffling the skill of his physician. All that the latter could do seemed to do no good and the brother still continued to sink and finally terminated in pneumonia. When the sad news of his death came to Rockingham county, where he formerly lived and labored in the ministry it cast a gloom over the church and all who knew him. It was estimated that between 40 and 50 persons from Rockingham, attended the funeral. The largest congrega-tion that ever convened at Spring Dale church was on that day, which showed the high esteem in which he was held. Funeral services were conducted by the brethren Daniel S. Heatwole and J. R. Hildebrand, from Matt. 6:33. Bro. Driver was ordained to the ministry in the year 1869, in the Lower Virginia Conference District. Soon after this he moved to the Central District, living at Mt. Clinton until the year 1881, when he moved to Augusta county, where his family now lives. On the 12th of May he was made a Bishop. The short time he bore this office he filled it with ability. His remains were laid in the grave at the above named church. The last sermon Bro. Driver preached was on the 13th of July 1890, in Hildebrand's M. H. His text was Rom. 1:16. May he rest in peace until the resurection morn. E. S.

Transcriber's note: The phrases and words "these act of kindness" and "Though at first did not complain much" and "resurection" are transcribed as they appeared.


SCHROCK.-On the 6th of August, near Gar-den City, Mo., Ellen, daughter of Noah J. and Mary J. Schrock, aged 2 years and 6 days. Services by J. H. Byler in English from Mark 10:13, 14, and P. Zimmerman and J. C. Ken-agy from 2d Sam. 12:22, 23.

WALKER.-On the 6th of September, 1890, near Lewisburg, Union Co., Pa., Susie, daughter of Mary Walker, aged 9 years and 23 days. Interred at Millwood A. M. Church, Lancaster Co., Pa., where funeral services were con-ducted by Elias Riehl and Samuel Lantz, from 1 Cor. 15:41.

"'Tis a weary world at best,
This world she will not know;
Would we wake her out of such perfect rest
For its sorrow and strife? Oh, no!"
S. M. L W.

DOWELL.-On the 21st of September, 1890, in Allen Co., Ohio, of cholera infantum, Inia Alice, daughter of Ephraim and ___ Dowell, aged 4 years, 7 months. Buried on the 23d, at the Pike church. Services by C. B. Bren-neman and D. S. Brunk.

"Alice, thou hast left us lonely,
Sorrow fills our hearts to-day;
But beyond this vale of sorrow
Tears will all be wiped away.

Alice, thou art sweetly resting,
Cold may be this earthly tomb;
But the angels sweetly whispered,
Come and live with us at home.

NUNNEMAKER.-Near Wakarusa, Elkhart Co., Indiana, on the 2d of October of diarrhoea, Barbara Berkey, wife of Thomas Nunnemaker, aged 68 years, 10 months and 28 days. She suffered about two weeks. She was formerly from Medina Co., Ohio. Her sister who was living with her, died about two months ago. She was buried at Yellow Creek meeting-house, on the 4th, where funeral services were held by C. Bear, M. Hoover and M. Ramer.

MYERS.-On the 12th of September, in Plumstead Twp., Bucks Co., Pa., after a lingering illness of cancer in the stomach, David B. Meyers; aged 64 years, 3 months and 26 days. A large number of friends attended the funeral. Services by Samuel Gross, S. Godshalk and I. Meyers.

GEHMAN.-On the 16th of September, 1890, in Bedminster Twp., Bucks Co., Pa., after some years of suffering with paralysis, John Gehman, aged 80 years, 4 months and 28 days. Buried at Deep Run on the 26th, where ser-vices were held by John Gross and S. God-shalk. His funeral was largely attended. He had selected for his funeral text Phil. 1:23.

BEWIGHOUSE.-On the 22d of September, 1890, in Bedminster Twp., Bucks Co., Pa, at the residence of his son Isaac, John Bewighouse, aged 89 years, 8 months and 21 days. Buried at Deep Run on the 26th, where appropriate services were held by Isaac Rickert, S. Gross, I. Meyers and S. Godshalk, from Phil. 1:23.

FILMAN.-On the 26th of Sept., in Bed-minster Twp., Bucks Co., Pa., of dropsy, Enos Filman, aged 67 years, 9 months and 12 days. Funeral services at Deep Run Brick Meeting-house, on the 30th. Services by S. Godshalk and A. M. Fretz.

KEPLER.-On the 26th of Sept., 1890, in Plumstead Twp., Bucks Co., Pa., of the infirmities of old age, Barney Kepler, in the 99th year of his age. His twin brother died several years ago. His memory was still re-markably good for his age, and he was able to relate circumstances that occurred 80 years ago. He was buried at the Tinicum church on the 30th of Sept. He was evidently the oldest person living in this vicinity.

SAUDER.-On September 24th in Woodford Co , Ill., Henry Sauder Sr., aged 62 years, 7 months and 16 days. His disease was dropsy, of which he suffered since last spring. Buried at the Roanoke church. Funeral services by Pre. Risser, John Egli and E. M. Hartman. He was a member of the Mennonite church for a number of years.

WISLER.-On the 23d of September, 1890, near Nappanee, Elkhart Co., Ind., W. H. Wisler. The deceased was a very kind and good-natured young man, loved and respected by all who knew him. After suffering about three weeks with inflammation of the bowels and seeing the unconquerable disease wasting away his outer man, he was awakened to the sense of his duty of also doing something for his inner man. One morning he complained to his father of being very sick, and requested him to send for the minister and for the doctor. When the minister spoke to him words of consolation about the love of God to sinners, the necessity of repentance and prayed with him, he said, "Well, I intend to live a different life from now on," and desired to be baptized. After the ceremony he was fully resigned to the will of God. At that time he was very low and not expected to recover, for there seemed to be but a step between them and death. Almost contrary to their expectations, he began slowly to improve for the next two weeks so that they all thought he would recover; even the doctor thought that in a few days he would be able to sit up. But suddenly the tide turned and in less than an hour he was in the cold embrace of death. Such is life. He was buried in the Olive cemetery, whither a large concourse of friends had followed his remains. Services by H. Shaum and D. Burkholder. He leaves a wife and two children, two brothers, a sister and father to mourn their loss. He was cut off in the morning of his life, aged only 31 years, 5 months and 27 days. The deeply bereaved friends and family have the sympathies of all the neighbors. The departed brother lived on his father's farm as a tenant. He was a son of Deacon Jacob H. Wisler, who seems to have his share of affliction. At present his health is so poor that he can not work and has to care for his aged father who is nearly 90 years old and is at present lying low with lung fever. May the good Lord bless this dispensation of his providence that it may redound to our every good. DAVID BURKHOLDER.

RUTT.-On the 18th of September, in Sterling, Whiteside Co., Ill., of paralysis, wife of Bro. John W. Rutt, aged 71 years, 6 months and 23 days. She was buried on the 21st, at Science Ridge church, near Sterling. Her funeral was largely attended. Services were conducted by Christian Snavely, of Shannon, in German, and Philip Nice in English. Sister Rutt was a consistent member of the Old Mennonite Church for many years. She leaves a sorrowing companion, one daughter and five sons to mourn her death. She was a loving mother, and the bereaved family have the sympathy of all who know them; they need not mourn as those who have no hope.

KAUFFMAN.-In Elkhart Co., Ind., on the 23d of September, Lydia Ethel Kauffman, aged1 year, 2 months and 4 days. Services were conducted by Peter V. Lehman and David Garber.

HOOVER.-On the 17th of August, 1890, near Selkirk, Haldimand Co., Ont., Pre. Leonhard Hoover, aged 47 years, 11 months and 16 days, having been born on the 2d September 1842. He leaves a deeply bereaved widow and eleven children to mourn their loss. He was followed to the grave by a large number of friends and relatives. Services by Christian Gehman in German and by Isaac Rittenhouse in English. Bro. Hoover had been afflicted for more than a year with heart disease and dropsy, gradually growing worse until death ensued. He preached the word with great zeal and was strong and steadfast in the faith.

CLAY.-On the 5th of Oct., near Wakarusa, Elkhart Co., Ind., of erysipelas of the left arm, Henry Clay, aged 47 years, 7 months and 26 days. His sufferings were very severe, and during his sickness he was led to realize his condition as a sinner and fully give him-self up to Jesus and his service. His wife, who has been very sick for about three months and having also become willing to give herself to the Lord, they were baptized and received into Church membership, while lying on their sick beds, in opposite rooms, four days before Brother Clay was called away. He was ready and willing to depart and be with Christ. When told that the doctors had done for him all they could and that he had probably only a few hours longer to live, he fully realized his condition and received the information without fear, and desired to be taken to his wife's room that he might talk with her. This could not be done, and she was carried to his room, and he called his family to his bedside, spake to them words of comfort and advice and bade them all "Good bye." He also said he was perfectly satisfied; he also comforted himself with the promises of God's word, and the last he spake was: "Everything is ready". He was buried on the 8th at the "Olive Church," where services were held by George Lambert and John F. Funk from Matt. 24:44. He leaves a much afflicted companion and 8 children to mourn his death. May God likewise com-fort the sick mother and the fatherless children with the blessed promises of his word.

BLOUGH.-On the 12th of September 1890, near Shipshewana LaGrange county, Ind., of cholera infantum, Lydia Ann, daughter of Jacob and Lizzie Blough, aged 4 months. Buried in the Miller graveyard. Funeral serv-ices by Henry A. Miller and Jacob Weaver.

"A precious one from us is gone,
A voice we loved is stilled;
A place is vacant in our home
Which never can be filled.
Sweetly sleep, then, dearest Lydia,
Since our Savior thought it best;
Earthly life to change for glory
Cares and trials for sweetest rest."

WISLER.-On the 1st of October, 1890, at the residence of his son, Jacob H. Wisler in Union Twp., Elkhart county, Ind., of lung fever, John Wisler, aged 89 years, 10 months and 4 days. He was born in New Britain Twp., Bucks Co., Pa., Nov. 27th, 1800. He went to Columbiana County, Ohio, in 1822, where he was married to Sophia Stauffer, on the 4th of May, 1824. They moved to Elkhart County, Ind., in 1849, where in the spring of the same year, he entered the farm where he lived during the rest of his life. His wife died July 1st, 1876. He was a member of the Mennonite church about 18 years. He possessed a vigorous constitution and his mind was good to the close of his life. He was never confined to his bed by sickness over three days at a time before his last sickness, which was about 12 days. He had 10 children, all of whom are living except the oldest daughter who has been dead 31 years. He had 54 grand-children of whom 40 are living. He had 23 great grand children, of whom 11 are living. He bore his afflictions with patience and submission to the will of God. He was buried on the 3d at Yellow Creek meeting-house, where a very large concourse of people were present. Services were conducted by Menno Cressman, of Waterloo Co., Ont., John F. Funk and David Burkholder, from John 14:1-3.

Now rest, dear aged father, rest
From all thy labor free;
Thy pains shall thee no more molest,
To all eternity.

GINDELSPERGER.-On the 17th of Sept., 1890, in Roxbury, Cambria Co., Pa., of consumption, Lizzie, daughter of John and Annie Gindelsperger, aged 18 years, 1 month and 21 days. She was confined to her bed over three months. Feeling that her end was drawing near, she gave herself over to God and plead for pardon, which we believe she graciously received. She was baptized by S. Gindelsperger. She seemed resigned to God's will, and said she was ready at any time to leave this world, thus leaving a sweet consola-tion to her parents, brothers and sisters. She was buried on the l9th in the Thomas grave-yard followed by many sympathizing friends to whom she was near and dear. Funeral services by Jonas Blough and Samuel Gindelsperger, from 1 Pet. 1:24.

ENGLE.-On the 26th of September, 1890, near Mt. Joy, Pa., of typhoid fever, Sister Fanny Engle, aged 22 years, 6 months and 13 days. Funeral on the 29th. A large concourse of people assembled to pay the last tribute of respect. Sister Engle was a mem-ber of the Sunday-school at Graybill's meeting-house for a number of years. Last winter she gave her heart to Jesus, and in the spring she took a Bible class and was a faithful teacher until within a few weeks of her death. Services were conducted by John Longenecker and Ephraim N. Nissley, front the 23d Psalm.

In the cool month of September,
When the leaves began to fade,
There in the family graveyard
A loving one was laid.

It was our cousin Fannie,
With her plain and gentle form
And by her words and actions
She was shielded from the storm.

We knew her from her childhood,
And her teachers oft expressed,
That her gentle disposition,
She was supremely blest.

Her years on earth were limited-
They numbered twenty-two.
Her desire was to serve the Lord
And the Master's will to do.

We stood by her when in illness,
And her body racked with pain
It was comfort to a Christian,
Tears of joy, were noticed plain.

She would quote the Psalms with prayer
And said she had a work to do,
'Twas a scene not soon forgotten
When she bade this world adieu.

She said the path was narrow,
As she pointed up the way
And on snow white wings to glory
She soon had flown away.

Many prayers were offered for her
That her home may be with God
And peace be to her ashes;
As she sleeps beneath the sod.

Florin, Pa. S. K. NISSLEY.

STUTZMAN.-On the 28th of September, 1890, near Danvers, McLean Co., Ill., of dropsy; Catharine, wife of J. Stutzman, aged 52 years, 9 months and 18 days. She leaves her husband and 8 children. Her remains were interred in the North Danvers grave-yard on the 29th, followed by many friends and acquaintances. Appropriate services were held by J. H. Stutzman, Peter Shantz and Joseph Stuckey, from 1 Cor. 15 and Gal. 6. Peace to her ashes.

HARTZLER.-On the 26th of September, 1890, near Smithville, Wayne Co., Ohio, of spinal troubles, Rebecca Hartzler, aged 60 years, 9 months and 24 days. She was help-less for about two years, during which time she suffered pain almost daily, until death released her. She leaves her husband and 3 sons to mourn her departure, yet they mourn not as those who have no hope. She was buried on the 29th at the Paradise meeting-house on which occasion funeral services were held by J. K. Yoder in German and David Irwin in English.

TOHMAN.-October 1st, 1890, in Markham Twp., York Co., Ont., very suddenly, of paralysis, Sister Catharine Tohman, aged 64 years, 7 months and 21 days. Buried in Wideman's burying-ground on the 3d, where funeral discourses were delivered by Samuel K. Hoover in German and John Willowby in English from Psalm 8:4, 5. The text was selected by the deceased. She leaves a husband and four children to mourn her departure. A loud and solemn call to one and all to be prepared to meet their God.

NEIGHSWANDER.-August 21st, 1890, in Markham Twp., York county, Ont., David Neighswander, aged 78 years, 10 months and 30 days. Buried in Wideman's burying ground on the 23d, followed by a large con-course of relatives and friends. Funeral ser-vices were held by Bishop Reesor, in German, from Psalm 39:4. 5, and in English by John Willowby from John 3:1, 2. Peace to his ashes.

Transcribed by Nancy Regan, Washington.

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