BOYER - Jan. 4th, 1892, in Mahoning Co., Ohio, Henry Boyer, aged 73 years, 4 months and 15 days. Buried at the Oberholzer church where services were held by John Burkholder, Peter Basinger and Jacob Stouffer.
HALDERMAN - On the 11th of Jan. 1892, near Winchester, Frederick Co., Virginia, of Pneumonia, Anna Halderman, aged 63 years, 3 months and 18 days. Sister Halderman with her husband Isaac moved from Pennsylvania to Virginia, her husband preceded her to the Spirit world 9 years ago. They were consistent members of the Mennonite church. She was much concerned about her children's welfare, her seat in the house of God was seldom vacant when health allowed her to do out. She was the mother of ten children; one died quite young. She lived to see her youngest child grow to manhood. Three sons and two daughters are living in Pennsylvania, three sons and one daughter are living in Virginia. When she took sick she said she never would get well and did not wish to get well. In her last hour she said heaven's door was wide open and all looked pleasant. She left evidence that she was prepared to die. May God comfort and console the deeply sorrowing family. Funeral services on the 13th at the house of the deceased, by Bish. Samuel Coffman from Rockingham Co., Va., and Christian Brunk of Winchester. The same day the corpse was taken to the home of her son John, in Thompsontown Juniata Co., Pa., and on the 14th at 9 o'clock the funeral took place. The body being taken to Lostcreek Valley (Lauver's meeting house) and there buried by the side of her husband. Another funeral services was held there by William and Solomon Graybill to an unusually large congregation. Text, John 14:4.
BLOUGH - On the 6th of Jan. 1892, in Richland township, Cambria Co., Pa., Bro. Em. Blough, aged 41 years, 7 months and 6 days. He was buried on the 8th in Weaver's (Mennonite) graveyard. Funeral services by Jonas Blough, L.A. Blough and Sam. Gindlesperger. The deceased had been afflicted for a number of years and had been staying with his mother and stepfather. He made a covenant with God and united with the church during his last sickness, and we hope his affliction here worked for him a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.
KRAFT - On the 4th of January, 1892, in Caledonia, Kent Co., Mich., of "Lagrippe," of which she suffered nearly two weeks, Sister Esther, (maiden name Bingeman), wife of Bro. George Kraft Sr., aged 81 years, three months and 4 days. She leaves a husband and 8 children to mourn their loss. She was born in Pottstown, Pa., from which place she emigrated to Canada, and about five years previous to her death they moved to Michigan. She died rejoicing in her Savior. Services by S. Sherk, Elder Straub and C. Wenger.
ZOOK - On the 25th of Dec. 1891, near Binkley's Bridge, Lancaster Co., Pa., of diphtheria, Phares, son of Jacob and Sarah Zook, aged 6 years and 8 days. Buried on the 27th.
CANON - On the 22d of Dec. 1891, in Elkhart county, Indiana, suddenly of heart disease, Edith May Glimanhage, wife of Henry Canon, aged 18 years, 6 months and 18 days. She was buried on Christmas day at Yellow Creek Mennonite Meeting-house, where services were held by C.L. Richart and George Lambert. She felt unwell during the forenoon and after dinner when her sister came to see her she sat down on the bed conversing with her sister with her infant in her arms and fell over and died. Be ye also ready for in such as hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.
SCHADT - On the 25th of Dec. 1891, at Collinsville,
Ohio, Mary Sloneker, widow of John Schadt, aged 85 years,
10 months and 3 days. She was born in Switzerland, and came to
this country in 1824, and was United in marriage with John Schadt
in 1842. Her husband died many years ago. She leaves one daughter
and one brother to mourn her departure.
Time was too short to say farewell, to either friends or daughter dear;
She now is where saved spirits dwell, released from every earthly care.
ZOOK - On the 21st of December, 1891, near Binkley's Bridge, Lancaster Co., Pa., of diphtheria, Malinda, daughter of Jacob and Sarah Zook, aged 4 years, 1 month and 29 days. Buried on the 23d. Funeral services by Joel Zook and Benjamin Fischer.
LEHMAN - On the 7th of January, 1892, near Mt. Eaton, Wayne Co., Ohio, Bro. Isaac Lehman, aged 70 years, 2 months and 28 days. He leaves his sorrowing companion, one brother beside many other relatives and friends. Buried on the 10th in the Sonnenberg graveyard. Funeral services by Chr. Schneck and Jacob Nusbaum from Heb. 10:35-39.
BEILER - On the 12th of January, 1892, near Intercourse,
Lancaster Co., Pa., of diphtheria, Lizzie, daughter of
Samuel and Barbara Beiler, aged 3 years and 8 days, also only
twenty minutes later in the same family, of the same disease,
Amos, aged 5 years, 3 months, 26 days. Both were buried
on the 14th in one grave.
"Two little forms are cold in death, two little tongues are hushed;
Their little lips from us are closed, we miss them, O, how much."
LAPP - On the 16th of December, 1891, in Lancaster
Co., Pa., of diphtheria, Johnnie, son of John P. and Frances
Lapp, aged 7 years, 9 months and 10 days. Funeral was held on
"One we loved has left our number, for the cold and silent tomb.
Closed his eyes in deathly slumber, faded in his early bloom."
HESS - January 9th, 1892, in Landisville, Lancaster Co., Pa., Sister Leah, wife of Bro. Samuel Hess, aged 75 years, 1 month and 29 days. Funeral on the 12th. Text: Heb. 4:9. Buried at Landisville Meeting house. A large congregation assembled to sympathize with the deeply afflicted family. Sister Hess was a true Christian, a faithful member of the church, a faithful wife, a kind mother. The family need not sorrow as those that have no hope.
MUSSER - January 5th, 1892, in Salunga, Lancaster Co., Pa., Sister Catharine, wife of Bro. John Musser, aged 64 years, 3 months and 12 days. Funeral on the 7th. Text: John 17:24. Buried at Landisville Meeting-house. A sorrowing family and a large concourse of friends followed her remains to the grave. Sister Musser was a modest, unassuming Christian.
KENREICH - Jan. 1st, 1892, in Goshen, Ind., John Kenreich, aged 58 years. Funeral services were held in the English Lutheran church. His remains were interred in the Oak Ridge Cemetery Jan. 3. M.B.W.
OYER - On the 11th of January 1892, in Woodford Co., Ill., of the infirmities of old age, widow Anna Oyer, aged 77 years, 6 months and 14 days. She was the youngest daughter of Jacob Petter Schmitt, and was born in Canton Pfird, Upper Alsace, Germany. In 1832 she came with her mother, 3 brothers and 3 sisters to America. They settled in Lancaster Co., Pa., at Samuel Lantz's. From the church at this place this poor family received many favors. Three years afterwards the family moved to Butler Co., Ohio, where the deceased was married to Joseph Roth, who died 39 years ago. After his death she was united in matrimony to Joseph Oyer in Illinois, who also preceded her about 25 years ago. She leaves three sons and one daughter, a number of grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She was a faithful member of the A.M. church. Buried on the 14th. Funeral services in the Roanoake meeting house by Peter Sommer, of Metamora, Ill., from John 6:38-40 and by John Schmitt from Heb. 4:9. J.P.S.
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Anna Kilmer was born in Juniata Co., Pa., on the 14th of June 1810, and calmly fell asleep in Jesus at the home of her daughter Sister Sarah Wisler, near Nappanee, Elkhart Co., Ind., on the 23d of January 1892, at the advanced age of 81 years, 7 months and 9 days. She was married to Isaac Kilmer in Ashland Co., Ohio, in 1839, where they resided for 13 years. Two sons and three daughters were born unto them. One daughter died in infancy, while two sons and two daughters survive her.
In 1852 she removed with her family to Baugo Twp., Elkhart Co., Ind., where they lived in happy union for 31 years, when the Lord called the husband and father to come up higher. The mother remained on the old homestead until nearly a year ago, when on account of old age and ill health she moved to her son David, who resides near the old home. A few weeks before her death she sent to visit with her daughter Sarah Wisler where she was taken ill with Lagrippe and pneumonia and died as above stated, leaving four children, twelve grandchildren and six great-grandchildren to mourn her death. In her youth she united with the Mennonite church and remained a consistent, conscientious Christian all her life. Of an unusually patient and forbearing disposition, no harsh or unkind word was ever known to fall from her lips, or even to enter into her thoughts. Silently, quietly, gently and uncomplainingly she glided down the river of life, and as the shores of the sea of eternity were reached returned her thanks to God for his watchful care over her during her long journey, and expressing her joy at its safe termination and her happiness that at last she was permitted to enter the haven of eternal rest. She bade adieu to the loved ones left behind, and with a firm and implicit reliance in her Maker, without a murmur her gentle spirit entered the barque rowed by the invisible oarsman and noiselessly glided out upon the broad expanse of eternity's sea and was lost to sight in the mists that enshroud the great unknown beyond. She was buried at the Olive church, the place where for so long a time she had attended public worship and where her seat, when health permitted was seldom vacant. Services were conducted by John F. Funk from Rev. 14:13 and Jn. 11:25, 26. Her funeral was largely attended.
On the 21st of January, 1892, near Sterling, Whiteside Co., Ill., of heart disease, Pre. Abram D. Ebersole. Our deceased brother had been afflicted with heart trouble for a few years, and in the fall of 1890 sought advice and treatment from a physician in Chicago, who appeared to have helped him, and he pursued his labors up to the time of his death. When the call came he was seated at the dinner table at the home of his brother-in-law Jacob Reitzle. Without any previous warning the stroke came, and he fell over and almost immediately expired. Bro. Ebersole came to Illinois from Pennsylvania twenty-four years ago. Two years afterwards he was ordained to the ministry, in which office he served until his heart trouble became annoying to him. He was held in high esteem by all who knew him, and his funeral, which was held on the 24th was largely attended. He leaves a bereaved companion and nine children; all of whom but one son were present at the burial. It was a touching scene to see the family surround the form of their beloved father, all of them followers of the Savior and members of the church in which their father ministered so many years, and they could have the blessed assurance that while their father had passed out of their presence and they would henceforth see him in this world no more, they could, sooner or later, again meet him in a land where the meeting would be far more joyous than the parting here was sad. Funeral services were conducted by J.S. Coffman of Elkhart, Ind. The age of our deceased brother was sixty-nine years and four months.
"Father, thou art sweetly resting on the lovely Savior's breast,
Where the wicked cease from troubling and the weary are at rest.
Father, thou art sweetly resting, here thy toils and cares are o'er;
Pain and sickness, death and sorrow, never can distress thee more."
WEAVER - On the 5th of Feb. 1892, in Elkhart, Indiana,
after only four hours of suffering, Sister Elizabeth, wife
of Michael B. Weaver, and daughter of Anthony and Susanna Culp,
aged 43 years, 6 months and 18 days. She was married to her surviving
husband on the 6th of March 1884. She leaves a sorrowing husband
and one daughter, her aged parents and a number of brothers and
sisters to mourn her sudden death. Her dead infant son was laid
beside her in the same casket, and many tears were shed as the
friends passed by and beheld the sad scene. She was for many years
a consistent member of the church and we have reason to believe,
a devoted Christian. She was deeply concerned not only for own
salvation but also for others who were dear to her. A short time
before her death she was reading in the Bible and was so absorbed
in its teachings that she forgot her work. The Bible was left
lying open where she had been reading and the place was the 28th
chapter of Genesis, and this was probably the last that she read.
A fitting lesson indeed for a soul standing at the verge of eternity
to contemplate the house of God and the gate of heaven. She was
buried on the 8th at Yellow Creek. Services by J. F. Funk and
N. Metzler from Matt. 24:44. May God comfort the sorrowing husband,
child and friends and lead them all to the brighter home above.
"Dearest sister, thou hast left us, here thy loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God that hath bereft us, He can all our sorrows heal.
Yet again we hope to meet thee, when the day of life is fled,
Then in heaven with joy to greet thee, where no farewell tear is shed."
BURKHOLDER - On the 26th of January, 1892, at the home of Christian Baer, in Union Twp., Elkhart Co., Ind., Enos Burkholder, aged about 58 years. He was of unsound mind and made his home with Bro. Baer who was his guardian. He had retired to rest in usual health and was found dead in his bed.
GREEN - On the 26th of January, 1892, in Concord Twp.,
Elkhart county, Ind., of lung fever, Leonard, son of Louis
P. and Caroline Green, aged 5 months and 3 days. Buried on the
27th at the Osceola chapel. Services by J.F. Funk from Job 1:21.
Weep not for me, my parents dear, since I must go and leave you here;
With Jesus I shall happy be, forever in eternity.
TOPPER - On the 31st of January, 1892, in St. Joseph Co., Ind., Sister Mary Topper, widow of Samuel Topper, aged 78 years, 7 months and 16 days. She leaves four children and a number of grand and great grandchildren to mourn their loss. Three daughters were present at the funeral. Mrs. Hawkins of St. Joseph Co., was also present at the funeral, but unknown to the ministers, so that only two daughters were referred to. Sister Topper was a kind mother and grandmother and a beloved sister in the church, and will be greatly missed by those who knew her. She was buried at the Olive church on the 2d of February. Services by John and Noah Metzler from Jas. 4:14.
KING - On the 2d of February, 1892, near Haw Patch, LaGrange Co., Ind., of paralysis, Sister Nancy Kenagy, wife of John King, aged 75 years, 10 months and 27 days. She died in the triumph of a living faith. Funeral services were held on the 4th of February by D.J. Johns and J. Kurtz, from 1 Pet. 1:4, 5. Bro. and Sister King were married in Union Co., Pa., in 1841, having lived together over 50 years.
BUERKY - On the 27th of January, 1892, in Tazewell Co., Ill., Pre. Andrew Buerky, aged 75 years and 3 months. Funeral services were conducted by Pre. Egli and Noah Augspurger from 1 Cor. 15.
ERNST - On the 2d of February, 1892, Frank B., son of Samuel and Margaret Ernst, aged 6 years, 7 months and 26 days. Buried at Chambersburg, Franklin Co., Pa. Funeral services by J.S. Lehman and Benjamin Lesher.
KEHR - On the 3d of February, 1892, in Harrison Twp., Elkhart Co., Ind., of diabetes and lagrippe, Sister Christina Kenrich, wife of Uriah Kehr, aged 56 years, 4 months and 29 days. She had been a great sufferer for five years, passing through many trials and troubles, but we have reason to believe that the chastenings of the Lord, worked also in her a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while she, from day to day, began to look more to the things that are not seen than to the things that are seen. She prayed with great earnestness, asking Jesus to "help her over," and at last as though resigning herself fully into the hands of her Savior she seemed to rest in him and then calmly fell asleep. She was buried at Yellow Creek on the 6th. Services by J.F. Funk and N. Metzler from Jn. 5:24. She leaves a deeply sorrowing husband to mourn her death. She was born in Mahoning Co., Ohio.
BRENNEMAN - On the 5th of January, 1892, near Wellesly, Waterloo Co., Ontario, of diphtheria, Rachel, daughter of Daniel and Marie Brenneman, aged 4 years and 3 months. Buried on the 6th in the Amish graveyard. Funeral services by Chr. Zehr and Jacob Wagler from Luke 18:15-17.
SHAUM - On the 30th of January, 1892, in Olive Twp., Elkhart Co., Ind., Aaron Franklin, infant son of Aaron and ____ Shaum, aged 20 days. Funeral services on Sunday Jan. 31st, at the Olive church by J.F. Funk from Jn. 8:51. May this bereavement lead the dear parents near to Him who can heal all our sorrows and doeth all things wells.
MOYER - On the 23d of January, 1892, in Hilltown Twp., Bucks Co., Pa., Samuel W. Moyer, aged 72 years and 4 months, and on the 31st, his wife Salome, aged 71 years and one month. Both were buried at the Blooming Glen Mennonite church. We seldom hear of husband and wife being so near the same age and dying so near the same time.
GROVE - On the 24th of January, 1892, in Augusta Co.,
Va., of lagrippe and pneumonia, David Wayne, son of Bro.
Mathias and Sister Rebecca Grove, aged 14 years, 4 months and
29 days. Buried at Springdale on the 26th. Funeral services by
J.R. Hildebrand, A.P. Heatwole and J. Martin from 1 Sam. 20:3.
"There is but a step between me and death."
"Jesus loves a little child, smiling in its glee;
Says of such in accents mild, let them come to me.
Let them come, forbid them not; they will sing around the throne;
Millions now are singing there, millions more may come."
ZOOK - On the 15th of January, 1892, on Elkhart
Prairie, Ind., of brain fever, Wilma Fay, daughter of Jonathan
and Fanny Zook, aged 6 months and 18 days. Just two weeks before
this, Willa, twin child with Wilma died. This affliction
falls heavily upon the bereaved family. May the Lord bless them
that can say, "Thy will be done." Services by D.J. Johns
from 1 Pet. 1:3, 4.
"Willa and Wilma you have left us, here our loss we deeply feel;
But 'twas God that hath bereft us, He can all our sorrows heal."
KAUFFMAN - On the 16th of January, 1892, in Union
Twp., Mifflin Co., Pa., Abner, oldest son of John F. and
Barbara Kauffman, aged 21 years, 1 month and 11 days. A year ago
last September he sealed his vow with God and the church by water
baptism and remained faithful until his end. He put away what
was looked upon as improper for a Christian, and sought to walk
in the ways of the Lord. He suffered not more than about 36 hours.
Buried on the 18th. A large concourse of friends and relatives
met to pay the last tribute of respect to a departed one. He leaves
his parents, three brothers and one sister and many young friends
to mourn his early departure, yet they mourn not as those who
have no hope. Funeral services were held by John Peachey and John
"One we loved has left our number, for the cold and silent tomb,
Closed his eyes in breathless slumber, faded in his early bloom.
Dear parents oft you've looked for me and often seen me come,
But now I'm gone from hence away, to my celestial home.
Brothers and sister, weep no more, I longed to be at rest;
And now I'm on fair Canaan's shore, safe, safe upon my Savior's breast."
YOUNG - January 28th, 1892, near Elizabethtown, Lancaster Co., Pa., of lagrippe and paralysis, Henry Young, aged 79 years, 9 months and 28 days. Funeral on Feb. 1st; text, Heb. 9:27, 28. Buried at Hernly's meeting-house.
ZOOK - On the 17th of January, 1892, near Belleville,
Pa., of spasmodic croup, Levi D., son of John P. and Rachel
Zook, aged 7 years, 28 days. Buried on the 20th. Funeral services
were held by Samuel and John Peachey. He was a bright and active
little boy, and will be greatly missed by his playmates. He leaves
his parents and grandparents, three brothers and four sisters
to mourn his early departure, yet they have the assurance that
he has a brighter home above.
God needed one more darling child amidst his shining band.
And so he bent down with loving smile, and clasped our darling's hand.
'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."
MYERS - January 26th, 1892, near Risser's meeting-house, Lancaster Co., Pa., Bro. David E. Myers, aged 68 years. Funeral on the 29th, text, Phil. 1:21-23. Buried in the family graveyard. A sorrowing family mourn his death. A large congregation assembled to pay their tribute of respect.
STUTZMAN - On the 5th of February 1892, near Milford, Seward Co., Neb., Arthur, infant son of Aaron and Barbara Stutzman, aged 1 month and 27 days. It was laid to rest in the Fairview graveyard. Services by Joseph Gascho and Joseph Rediger, text, Psa. 103:11-17.
LEHMAN - January 18th, 1892, of dropsy, in Manheim, Lancaster Co., Pa., Bro. Henry Lehman, aged 74 years, 6 months and 26 days. Funeral on the 21st, text, Isaiah 38:1. Buried at Hernly's meeting-house. Bro. Lehman entered into a covenant with God one week before he died.
HILLER - January 22d, 1892, near Old Line, Lancaster Co., Pa., Mary Hiller, aged 81 years, 4 months and 2 days. Funeral on the 25th; text, Psalm 39:4, 5. Buried at Gantz's church.
PEIFER - January 23d, 1892, in Salunga, Lancaster Co., Pa., of cholera infantum, Harvey Victor, youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. Matin G. Peifer, aged 5 months and 10 days. Funeral on the 25; text, Isaiah 49:21 and Matt. 18:3. Buried in the Salunga cemetery.
WITTMER - January 30th, 1892 in Manheim, Lancaster Co., Pa., (where she was under treatment), of cancer, Harriet, wife of Amos Wittmer, of near Nolt's Mill, Lancaster Co., Pa., aged 31 years, 3 months and 6 days. Funeral on February 2d; text, John 9:4. Buried at Landisville meeting-house. A large congregation assembled to pay the last tribute of respect.
BRACKBILL - February 1st, 1892, in Landis Valley, Lancaster Co., Pa., of apoplexy, Sister Susan W., wife of Henry L. Brackbill, aged 59 years, 8 months and 17 days. Funeral on the 4th; text, Isaiah 38:1. Buried at Landisvalley meeting-house. A large congregation assembled to pay her the last tribute of respect. Sister Brackbill embraced religion in her last sickness.
ERNST - Herny Ernst died very suddenly, December 28th, 1891, at his home at West Grannville, Wis., aged 62 years. He went 40 years ago from New Britain, Bucks Co., Pa. Sallie Brecht, formerly of Worcester, Montgomery Co., Pa., afterward in Kansas, died of of lagrippe. So an uncle and a cousin of the writer have been called away. Well should we heed the warning , "Be ye also ready." JACOB S. ERNST
ZOOK - On the 1st day of January, 1892, on Elkhart Prairie, of lung fever, Willa Pearl daughter of Jonathan and Fanny Zook, aged 6 months and 4 days. Buried on the 3d, services at the school-house by D.J. Johns from Gen. 37:34, 35.
HAGENBERGER - February 2d, 1892, in Petersburg, Lancaster
Co., Pa., Bro. Michael Hagenburger, aged 74 years, 3 months
and 17 days. Funeral on the 5th; text, Rom. 6:23. Buried at Petersburg
meeting-house. Bro. Hagenberger was a very modest Christian.
Transcriber's Notes: Surname is written both as Hagenberger and Hagenburger.
FINK - In Elkhart Co., Ind., February 2d, 1892, Lydia Fink, aged 84 years, 5 months and 26 days. She was born in Warwick Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa. In 1837 she, with her husband, Emanuel Fink, moved to Stark Co., Ohio. In 1842 they moved to Elkhart Co., Ind. She was a member of the German Lutheran church. Services to a large congregation by the writer, from Amos 4:12. JOHN METZLER
ASPER - On January 29th, 1892, near Newville, Cumberland
Co., Pa., Eddie Sharp, only child of Thomas and Tillie
C. Asper, aged 4 days. Services by Abm. and Christian R. Burkholder.
"An early summons Jesus sends, to call a child above,
And whisper o'er the weeping friends, 'tis all the fruit of love.
To save the darling child from woe, and guard it from all harm,
From all the grief you feel below, I call it to my arms."
CROMLICH - On the 23d of January, 1892, in Harrisburg, Pa., Mrs. John Cromrich, aged 60 years. She was a member of the Mennonite church many years. She leaves a large family to mourn their loss. Buried January 25th in the Slate Hill graveyard in the presence of many sorrowing friends. Funeral sermon by Benj. Zimmerman from 2 Tim. 4:6-8.
BRYAN - On the 4th of January, 1892, in Bucks Co., Pa., Elizabeth Bryan, aged 76 years, 1 month and 28 days. Buried on the 9th in Doylestown. Funeral services by Samuel Gross, Samuel Godshalk and John Walter.
LEICY - Henry Leicy was born Jan. 1, 1811, was united in matrimony with Sarah Krout, with whom he had three children, one son and two daughters. He died Jan. 8, 1892, aged 80 years, 11 months and 27 days. His remains were laid to rest at Blooming Glen.
PRICE - On the 15th of January, 1891, in Bucks Co., Pa., Elizabeth, wife of Nathan Price, aged 75 years, 3 months and 14 days. Buried at Doylestown on the 20th. Funeral services by Samuel Godshalk, S. Gross and Henry Godshalk.
OVERHOLT - On the 28th of December, 1891, in Bedminster, Bucks Co., Pa., Sister Barbara, widow of Jacob Overholt, at the advanced age of 90 years, 2 months and 6 days. Buried on Jan. 1, 1892, at Deep Run. Funeral services by Samuel Godshalk and I. Moyer. A large concourse of people followed our dear sister's remains to the grave.
FRETZ - On the 12th of January, 1892, in Bucks Co.,
Pa., Philip K. Fretz, husband of the above, aged 82 years,
6 months and 17 days. Buried on the 17th at Deep Run, followed
to the grave by many sympathizing friends. Funeral services by
Allen Frezt, S. Godshalk and H. Rosenberger at both funerals.
They left this world for Canaan's land, less than a week apart,
To meet with that celestial band where they shall never part.
BERGY - On the 15th of January, 1892, in Bucks Co., Pa., Lena Bergy, aged 85 years, 11 months and 23 days. Buried on the 19th at Blooming Glen.
FRETZ- On the 6th of January, 1892 in Bucks Co., Pa., Magdalena, wife of Philip K. Fretz, aged 72 years, 1 month and 6 days. Buried at Blooming Glen on the 11th. A large number of relatives and friends attended the funeral.
RISSER - On January 24th, 1892, at his residence near
State Line, Washington Co., Md., of the grippe, Pre. Jacob
H. Risser, aged 64 years, 10 months and 5 days. He was a faithful
minister for a number of years. He was beloved and highly respected,
not only in the church, but by all who knew him. A bereaved wife,
with four sons and two daughters - Martin, Benjamin, Samuel, Amos,
Mary and Mattie - survive him. They have the sympathy of many
friends and the entire community in which they live. He was buried
January 27th at Reiff's church. Services by Pre. Adam Baer, in
English, text, Heb. 4:9, and Bishop Michael Horst, in German,
text, Heb. 13:7.
ESHLEMAN - On the 27th of January, 1892, at his residence,
near Leitersburg, Washington Co., Md., John Eshleman, aged
63 years, 10 months and 15 days. Funeral on the 30th. Buried at
Miller's Mennonite church. The attendance was large. Services
by Henry Baer and Philip Parret. Text, 2 Tim.4:6-8.
Father, thou hast left us lonely, sorrow fills our hearts to-day;
But beyond this vale of sorrow tears will all be wiped away.
Father, thou art sweetly resting, cold may be this earthly tomb;
But the angels sweetly whispered, come and live with us at home.
Father, thou art sweetly resting, on the lovely Savior's breast.
Where the wicked cease from troubling, and the weary are at rest.
Father, thou art sweetly resting, here thy toils and cares are o'er;
Pain and sickness, death and sorrow, never can distress thee more.
BY THEIR CHILDREN
WISMER - On the 22d of January, 1892, in Bucks Co., Pa., Elizabeth, widow of Emanuel Wismer, aged 77 years, 1 month and 12 days. Buried on the 26th at the Deep Run Brick church. Funeral services by A.M. Fretz and Samuel Godshalk.
CLYMER - On the 12th of January, 1892, in Bucks Co., Pa., Deborah, wife of Jacob Clymer, aged 81 years, 10 months and 24 days. She lived in matrimony nearly 47 years, and was the mother of three children. She was buried in the Rockbill graveyard.
LEHMAN - On the 27th of January, 1892, in Caledonia, Kent Co., Mich., Sister Mary, wife of Bro. Peter Lehman. She was born at Black Rock, Erie Co., N.Y., June 12th, 1833, was married March 24th, 1853, and leaves her sorrowing companion and four children to mourn their loss. She united with the Mennonite church in 1858, and remained a faithful follower of Jesus until she was called to her rest. She was buried in the Mennonite graveyard near Caledonia. Funeral services by Jacob Hahn and S. Staub, from Psa. 17:15. An affectionate wife, a loving mother and highly esteemed neighbor has gone to her rest.
SCHWARTZENDRUBER - On the 27th of November, 1891 near Amish, Johnson Co., Iowa, of a wasting disease, Elwe, daughter of George and Nancy Schwartzendruber, aged 1 year, 10 months and 12 days. Funeral services by J. Gingrich and J.F. Schwartzendruber. May God comfort this bereaved family.
ZIMMERMAN - On Jan. 28th, 1892, near Carlisle, Cumberland Co., Pa., Bro. Jonas Zimmerman, aged 38 years, 4 months and 9 days. Buried at State Hill Feb. 1. He leaves, beside his aged parents, a deeply afflicted widow and five small children. This is the first death in that family. He had been complaining and taking medicine for about a year, but by all appearance was getting well and did his work at the barn. On the day he died took suddenly very sick and died in a few hours. Truly in the midst of life we are in death. He was a consistent member for the Mennonite church where he will be greatly missed. He was Assistant Superintendent of the Sunday school, also teaching a class, and took a great interest in the promotion of the cause of Christ. We trust our loss is his eternal gain.
KREIDER - On the 28th of January, 1892, in Whiteside Co., Ill., of cancer, Sister Maggie, wife of Bro. John Kreider, aged 40 years, 10 months and 19 days. She had attended the funeral of her father, Pre. Abram D. Ebersole, on the 24th of January, and on the Sunday following (Jan. 31) her own form was laid to rest. The funeral services were conducted by J.S. Coffman, of Elkhart, Ind., Even with the interest of a loving mother in her family of five children she was willing to die, and among the last words she spoke she said, "I hope my Heavenly Father will take me home to-night." Her wish was granted, and we believe she is eternally at rest.
YODER - On the 20th of January, 1892, near Nappanee, Ind., of kidney trouble, Bro. Tobias Yoder, aged 59 years, 6 months and 21 days. He was buried on the 22d. Funeral services by J.P. Smucker and Henry McGowen. Bro. Yoder leaves an aged mother now 83 years old who lived with him, and three sisters to mourn his death. One of the sisters lives in Kansas, one in Missouri, and one in Wyoming Territory.
BAECHLER - On the 28th of January, 1892, near Flanagan, Livingstone Co., Ill., of general debility, Sister Catharine, widow of the late Bro. Joseph Baechler, aged 85 years, 11 months and 26 days. Of their seven children three remain, also 25 grandchildren and 46 great-grandchildren. She was buried in the Waldo graveyard on the 30th, followed to the grave by many relatives and friends. Funeral services were held in Steinman's meeting house by Stephen Staehley, Daniel Orendorff, Joseph Zehr and R. Schmitt.
CLOUDON - On the 24th of January, 1892, in Chenoa, McLean Co., Ill., very suddenly of apoplexy, Bro. Christian Cloudon, aged 54 years, 4 months and 17 days. He leaves his bereaved widow and two stepchildren to mourn his death. Bro. Cloudon was an active, useful member in the church, and a good neighbor. He was buried on the 26th in the presence of many relatives and friends, near the Methodist church in Chernoa. Funeral services by Pre. Stephens in English and Peter Schantz in German.
SCHMUCKER - On the 15th of January, 1892, near Nappanee, Ind., Amanda, wife of Moses S. Schmucker, aged 22 years, 10 months and 20 days. She was a daughter of Manasses and Veronica Hochstetler, and lived in matrimony 4 years, 11 months and 5 days. Her illness began one year ago with hemorrhage of the lungs. She was a faithful sister in the Old Amish church. Her husband and two little children, parents, brothers and sisters survive her. Buried on the 17th in Welty's graveyard. Funeral services by John C. Schlabach, from Jon 5:24-30; 1 Cor. 15, and 1 Thess. 4:13-18. Many relatives and friends followed the remains to the grave. May God bless the surviving friends!
GRABER - On the 15th of January, 1892, in Crawford Tp., Washington Co., Iowa, of "La Grippe," Bro. Christian Graber, aged 45 years, 11 months and 17 days. He lived in matrimony 22 years, 11 months and 3 days. Buried on the 17th at the Sugar Creek church, where a large congregation assembled to pay the last tribute of love to the deceased brother. Funeral services by S.T. Miller and Peter Schantz, of Woodford Co., Ill., and David Augspurger, of Tazewell Co., Ill. He leaves an aged mother, his wife and nine children to mourn his death.
BRENNEMAN - In Southeasthope, Perth Co. Ont., of heart trouble, widow Catharine Brenneman (maiden name Schlegel), aged 62 years, 4 months and 18 days. Of her six children three survive her. She also leaves nine grandchildren. She was a faithful and beloved sister in the church. Buried on the 27th, followed to the grave by many friends. Funeral services by Chr. Litwiller and Jacob M. Bender, from 1 Tim. 6:12.
ZEHR - On the 1st of January, 1892, in Southeasthope, Perth Co., Ont., Bro. Christian Zehr, aged 40 years and 11 months. Buried on the 3d at the Zorra meeting-house, in the presence of many relatives and friends. He leaves a deeply sorrowing wife and six children to mourn his early death. Funeral services by Chr. Zehr and Jacob M. Bender, from John 5:25-30 and Mark 13:33. Bro. Zehr was a faithful follower of Christ.
MILLER - On the 27th of January, 1892, in Elkhart Co., Ind., Henry Miller, aged 76 years, 11 months and 8 days. He leaves a sorrowing wife, one daughter and three grandchildren. Bro. Miller was a faithful member of the Old Amish church. He had been in feeble health for some time, but bore his afflictions patiently. He was buried on the 28th. Appropriate sermons were preached by Manasses Miller and Abraham A. Troyer, from 2 Cor. 5:1-10 and Rev. 20:11-15.
SCHERTZ - On the 28th of January, 1892, at the home of his brother, N. Schertz, near Walnut, Bureau Co., Ill., John Schertz, of "La Grippe" and heart disease, aged 71 years, 7 months and 4 days. He leaves two brothers and two sisters, besides many relatives and friends to mourn his death. His remains were interred in Roggy's graveyard. Funeral services by Joseph Buercky in German and Henry Stewart in English.
ROTH - On the 10th of January, 1892, near Tavistock, Perth Co., Ont., Elizabeth Roth, aged 61 years. She was a faithful member of the church. She was buried on the 12th. Funeral services by Jacob M. Bender, from 2 Cor. 5:1-11, and by Jacob Bender from, John 6:40.
STAUFFER - On the 10th of January, 1892, of the infirmities of old age, Bro. Joseph Stauffer, aged 72 years, 8 months and 9 days. He was the father of 16 children, of whom 10 survive him. He also leaves 40 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, besides many other relatives and friends. Buried on the 12th in the Indiantown graveyard. Funeral services by Emanuel Hartman, of Washington Co., Ill., in English, and by Joseph Buercky in German.
SCHRAG - On the 24th of January, 1892, near Pekin, Ill., of the infirmities of old age, Elizabeth, widow of Christian Schrag, aged 90 years. She had been a widow for 31 years. She leaves four children, 23 grandchildren and 54 great-grandchildren. Her last words were, "Come, Lord Jesus." Buried in the Pleasant Grove graveyard. Funeral services by D. Roth, P. Ropp, Em. and Joseph Litwiller, and Joseph Buercky, of Tiskilwa, Ill.
MAST - On the 28th of December, 1891, near Arthur, Douglas Co., Ill., Andy, son of Henry and Lucy Mast, aged 1 year, 1 month and 15 days. He suffered but one day. He was the only child of his parents, and the loss falls heavily upon them. The remains of the little one were laid to rest on the 29th. Funeral services by ____ Schrag and Daniel Bitschy, from Mark 10:1-15.
NAFZIGER - Near Stuttgart, Ark., Elizabeth (maiden name Stutzman), wife of John Nafziger, aged 35 years, 3 months and 4 days. She had for some time been in irresponsible condition of mind, and while thus she took two doses of poison on the 14th of January, as she herself acknowledged. When she recovered her right mind she was shocked at what she had done, and asked those around her to pray for her, and she also prayed until the end came. She was a member of the Amish Mennonite church. She leaves her deeply bereaved husband and four children, besides her father, brothers, sisters and friends, to mourn her sad death. Funeral services by John Augspurger and Jacob Yoder, from 2 Cor. 5.
BYLER - On the 4th of December, 1891, in Wayne Co., Ohio, of heart trouble, Andrew Melvin, aged 11 years, 4 months and 3 days. He suffered only a few weeks, when the Lord called him up higher. He was a very bright, intelligent lad, and will be greatly missed in his home and in school. His remains were laid to rest on the 6th at the Paradise church, where a large concourse of friends assembled on the solemn occasion. Funeral services by David Hostetler and D. M. Erwin, from Phil, 1:21.
SOMMER - On the 25th of January, 1892, near Tavistock, Ont., Peter Sommer, aged 51 years, 4 months and 21 days. He had contracted a bad cold and suffered greatly for one week. He leaves his wife and five children. Buried on the 28th. Funeral services by Jacob M. Bender, from Psa. 5:6, and Jacob Bender, from 1 Cor. 15:21, 22.
BROWER - On the 26th of January, 1892, in Caledonia, Kent Co., Mich., of dropsy, Abraham Brower, aged 58 years and 19 days. His life had been a somewhat wayward one, but during his sickness of a year and a half he often prayed, but still not with a faith to believe the promise. Sometimes he thought that he had sinned away the day of grace, but about four weeks before his death he sent for a minister and confessed his sins and repented deeply of his past life. He said the Lord had forgiven all his sins and he rejoiced in his Savior. After being baptized he said, "Now I am ready to go home." Services by C. Wenger and Elder Sonamon.
JOHNSON - On the 30th of October, 1891, in Fayette Co., Pa., of paralysis, Sister Barbara Ann, wife of Pre. David Johnson. Buried on the 1st of November in the Mennonite graveyard near Masontown, followed to the grave by many relatives and friends. Funeral services by John N. Durr, from Matt. 17:7.
BLOUGH - On the 8th of January, near Vistula, Elkhart Co., Ind., of inflammation of the bowels, Ida, daughter of Joseph and Christiana Blough, aged 12 years, 4 months and 21 days. On the 10th her remains were conveyed to their final resting-place, followed by a large concourse of friends and acquaintances. Appropriate remarks were delivered by Chr. Schrock and D.J. Johns, from the words, "If a man died, shall he live again?" Job 14:14. The bereaved parents deeply feel their loss, but they are comforted with that blessed assurance that dear Isa is now sweetly resting in the arms of Jesus, and that their loss is her eternal gain.
HOOLEY - On the 24th of January, 1892, near Smithville, Ohio, Sister Mary, daughter of David and Lydia Hooley, aged 21 years and 16 days. She had been a Christian for a number of years, and interested in the Sunday school and willing to work for Jesus. A cheerful disposition was hers, and she willingly submitted herself to the Lord's will, saying it was all right if it was his will to take her away from earth. She was buried at Oak Grove Jan. 26, followed to her last resting place by many friends. Services by J.S. Hartzler, from Job 14:14, F. Mast, from Ps. 39:4, 5, and C. Z. Yoder, from Eccl. 12:1
BLOUGH - On the 28th of December, 1891, in Middlebury Tp., Elkkhart Co., Ind., of dropsy, Salome, wife of Bro. D.D. Blough, aged 61 years, 5 months and 10 days. Sister Blough suffered much for some time, but passed away quietly in the hope of spending an eternity with all the blood-washed saints. This was the seventh time that Bro. Blough followed one of his family to the grave, and it falls heavily upon him, but may he find comfort in God's Word and the thought of meeting loved ones again. Services at the house by P.?. Lehman, and at the Hawpatch church by D. J. Johns.
CORRECTION - In the HERALD of Nov. 1st, 1891, in giving the death notice of Sister Fannie Hough of Garden City, Cass Co., Mo., it is stated that her last words were: "This is a lonely road to travel." [As copy.] This is a mistake. Those who witnessed her death say she was perfectly resigned and willing to die. The words were not spoken by her, but by Bro. Hough himself at the prospect of the lonely life before him. L.J.H.
Transcribed by Cindy Wheeler, British Columbia