SCHWEITZER.--On June 25, 1892, in Holt Co., Neb., infant son of Jacob and Sarah Schweitzer, aged 11 days. Funeral services by V. Garber and J. Beller.
MILLER.--On May 23, 1892, near York, York Co., Pa., Bro. Christian Miller, aged 72 years, 5 months and 4 days. Funeral services by Maritn Whistler and ---- Forry, from John 5:24.
BUCHER.--On June 14, 1892, near Hanover, York Co., Pa.,
Sister Elizabeth Bucher, aged 90 years, 5 months 10 days.
Funeral services by Martin Whistler and Samuel Myers from Heb.
STONER.--June 25, 1892, at Petersburg, Lancaster Co., Pa., of apoplexy, Bro. Isaac Stoner, aged 83 years, and 27 days. Funeral on the 28th. Text, Job 14:10. Buried at Petersburg meeting house. A large congregation assembled as a token of respect for the departed brother.
GEIB.--July 5, 1892, near Stern's meeting-house, Lancaster Co., Pa., Miss Sarah Agnes, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Geib, aged 18 years, 7 months and 24 days. Funeral on the 8th. Text, Rev. 3:20. Buried at Stern's meeting-house. A large congregation assembled to sympathize with those that mourn. A solemn call to the young.
EBY.--July 5, 1892, near Unionville, Lancaster Co., Pa., of dropsey, Bro. John M., son of Bro. and Sister Jonas Eby, aged 31 years, 10 months and 29 days. Funeral on the 8th. Text, John 8:51. Buried at Hernly's meeting-house. Many assembled as a token of respect. Bro. Eby was baptized and received into the church shortly before his departure. He leaves a sorrowing widow and friends.
WISSLER.--June 22, 1892, near Bamdforville, Lancaster Co., Pa., of consumption, Sister Annie M., wife of Bro. Jacob Wissler, aged 36 years, 3 months and 4 days. Funeral on the 24. Text, John 19:30. Buried at Brubacher's meeting-house. A large congregation assembled to pay a tribute of respect for this beloved Sister. Sister Wissler bore her lingering sickness patiently. She had a longing desire to depart. She was beloved by her neighbors.
RISSER.--July 2, 1892, in McLean Co., Ill., of the infirmities of old age, Catharine Risser, aged 85 years. She was born in France, came to this country in 1856 settling in Butler Co., Ohio, and in 1868 moved to McLean Co., Ill., where she lived with her only son Nicholas, until her demise. Besides her son she leaves five grand children and two great-grand children to mourn their loss. Buried on the 4th at Stanford. Funeral services by Peter Schantz and Joseph Stuckey from Rev. 14:13 and Phil. 1:21. She was peaceable member of the church.
CULP.--On July 3, 1892, in Harrison Twp., Elkhart Co.,
Ind., at the home of her son, Anthony, Sister Magdalena,
wife of George Culp of Nappanee, Ind., aged 80 years, 10
months and 23 days. She leaves her aged husband and ten children
to mourn the loss of a devoted companion and mother. Sister Culp
was born in Mahoming Co., Ohio, and married in 1830. The union
was blessed with eleven children. Besides these her posterity
numbers 100 grand-children and 81 great-grand children. She was
a faithful member of the Mennonite church for 48 years. About
five weeks before her death she expressed a desire to visit her son Anthony, who lives on the old homestead. While there she took sick, and after a great deal of suffering she passed into the land beyond the grave. Buried on the 5th at Yellow Creek. A large congregation followed the remains to the grave. Funeral services by Jonas Loucks, Amos Mumaw and Noah Metzler from Luke 23:28.
MOLLET.--June 30, 1892, in Reno Co., Kansas, of consumption, Mary (maiden name Mast,) wife of Benjamin Mollet, aged 28 years, 1 month and 19 days. She leaves her sorrowing husband and four children to mourn her early departure. She was a faithful sister in the old Amish church. Buried on the 1st of July, followed to the grave by many friends. Funeral services by I. D. Borntreger from John 5:25, and by Benjamin Troyer of Holmes Co., Ohio from 1 Thess 4:13.
KINSINGER.--July 16, 1892, near Cruger, Woodford Co., Ill., of rheumatism of the heart, Samuel Kinsiger, aged 16 years and 22 days. His illness was of short duration. Deceased was a member of the Mennonite church and several times during his illness expressed the desire to depart and be with Christ. Buried on the 7th, in the presence of a large assemblage of friends, especially those of his own age. Funeral services by E. M. Hartman from Rev. 22 at the house, and by him and John Schmitt and Peter Sommer from Luke 1:68 and I Cor. 5:55-57 at the Union meeting-house.
PLETCHER.--In McPherson City, Kans., at the residence of his son-in-law, M. Simonson, Bro. Henry Pletcher Sen., of old age and heart affection, after an illness of about two weeks, aged 76 years, 3 months and 13 days. The remains were brought to Hesston by railway and then conveyed to the Holderman grave-yard and placed beside his wife who departed this life eleven years ago. By his request the german hymn 284 was sung at the grave: "So Grabet mich nun immer hin." this was followed with the english hymn No. 80, substituting the word "father" for "brother" at the beginning of each line. Funeral services were conducted at the Pennsylvania house by Jacob Winey, from Matt. 24:44, and Michael Horst from Isa. 38:1. Opening remarks by our young Amish brother David Zook. We feel to sympathize with the sorrowing children, and especially those who were not present to see their father for the last time on earth. May the God of mercy still spare them and draw them unto himself "while it is yet to-day, and then in his own good time bring them all face to face with their heavenly and their eartlhly father in the world beyond where parting is known no more forever. R.J.H.
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MOYER.--On the 25th of July, 1892, in Dublin, Bucks Co., Pa., of consumption, Caroline, wife of John Moyer, aged 36 years, 4 months. She leaves one little daughter and a sorrowing husband to mourn their loss. Buried at the Line Lexington Mennonite church. Services at the house by John Gross and at the church by John Walter and Henry Rosenberger. Text Rev. 21:4. J.W.
BEACHEY.--On the 19th of July, 1892, in Holmes Co., Ohio, Ettie M., maiden name Drushel, wife of John Beachey, aged 23 years, 7 months and 27 days. She lived in matrimony 4 years, 7 months and 2 days and leaves two little children. Buried at the Martin's Creek church. Services by Fred Mast in German and Josiah Hochstetler in English.
"Farewell to you, my children dear,
Since I must go and leave you here;
With Jesus I shall happy be,
O children, do not weep for me!
"Farewell to you who walk in sin,
In this vain world where I have been;
Before you meet your God on high
O, do repent before you die."
TROYER.--On the 9th of July, 1892, in Berlin Twp., Holmes Co., O., Elizabeth, maiden name Plank, wife of David D. Troyer, aged 78 years, 22 days. They lived in matrimony 59 years, 6 months and 29 days. Of ten children nine survive her. Her posterity numbers 84 grandchildren, of whom 73 survive her, and 45 great-grand children, of whom 39 are living.
Yes, she longed to go to Jesus,
To the heavenly home above,
Where there is no pain and sickness;
But where all is joy and love.
Oh, our mother! how we miss you,
And we feel so lonely here,
As we gather round the table,
And we see the vacant chair.
Yet a silent voice keeps saying:
"Children, dry those mournful tears,
Mother's now beyond the River,
Where there is no sin or care."
Yes, oh yes, we sadly miss you,
And your loss we deeply mourn,
Yet we hope to meet in heaven,
When the angels call us home.
BURKHOLDER.--On the 27th of July, 1892, near Smithville, Wayne Co., Ohio, Joseph Burkholder, aged 24 years, 4 months and 24 days. He was the youngest son of Jonathan and Elizabeth Burkholder. In his mind he was always a child, yet during his sickness it was his pleasure to have the others sing, read and pray with him. Buried on the 29th at the Oak Grove church. Funeral services by John K. Yoder and Isaac Miller.
STAUFFER.--On the 14th of July, 1892, in Dauphin Co., Pa., after three weeks of painful suffering in the chest and kidneys, Pre. John Stauffer, aged 73 years, 7 months and 19 days. His sufferings, though painful, were endured with Christian fortitude, and he desired to depart and be at rest. His remains were laid to rest on the 17th at the Stauffer's meeting-house, followed by a large congregation of friends. Funeral services were held from Heb. 13:17. He leaves an aged invalid wife, four sons, one brother and seven grandchildren to mourn his death. He was an earnest and diligent minister for nearly 40 years. Four weeks before his death he was at the Gingrich M. H., in Lebanon Co., on which occasion he spoke very earnestly and impressively. The bereaved family and congregation need not mourn as those who have no hope. Peace to his ashes.
SMUCKER.--On the 28th of July, 1892 near Smithville, Wayne Co., Ohio, infant son of Jerome and Ella Smucker, aged 7 days. Buried at Oak Grove on the 29th. Funeral services by J. K. Yoder and Isaac Miller.
MILLER.--On the 26th of July, 1892 near Paris, Stark Co., Ohio, Christian Miller, aged 71 years, 4 months and 5 days. Bro. Miller was born at Belfort, France, came with his parents when he was 12 years old, to Stark Co., Ohio, where he has since lived. He was the father of six sons and one daughter, all living. His wife died seven years, less ten days ago. Buried on the 28th in the Slonecker graveyard. Funeral services by J. K. Yoder of Wayne Co., and Simon Stuckey of Stark Co., Ohio.
REED.--On the 27th of July, in Elkhart Co., Indiana, Catharine, wife of Noah Reed (maiden name Pepple), aged 38 years, 10 months and 8 days. Funeral services were held by Henry Shaum and George Lambert. Buried at Union Center. Deceased was born in Dekalb Co., Ind.; was the mother of five children, and was an esteemed member of the Mennonite church.
Transcribed by: Cheri Salz, Illinois