Herald of Truth Obituaries - January, 1892

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Herald of Truth, Vol. XXIX, No. 1, January 1, 1892, Page 14, 15

BURKHOLDER - On the 10th of December, 1891, near Harrisonburg, Rockingham Co., Va., Bro. Caleb W. Burkholder, aged 34 years, 4 months and 4 days. While he and his hired hand were hauling cornfodder, his team became unmanageable, and while running in the direction of the barn, all of a sudden they made a short turn and ran under an apple tree, a limb striking him and throwing Bro. B. to the ground, where he was found unconscious, in which condition he remained for about four hours when he was relieved by death. Bro. B. was an earnest worker for the Lord, in the Sunday school and in the church. He also felt that the preaching of the gospel was committed to him, and did occasionally preach, although not authorized by the church; but under conviction of duty. He was the youngest son of Bish. Martin Burkholder, deceased. He leaves an aged mother, a wife and four children to mourn their sad bereavement. Funeral services were held at Weaver's church on the 12th by D.S. Heatwole, and C. Good. The large house was filled by hearers saddened by the shock of this sudden death; yet we mourn not as those who have no hope. He delighted in the study of the Bible, and did not neglect his daily prayers.

DEFREESE - On the 28th of Nov., 1891, near Nappanee, Ind., of consumption, Lily Defreese, aged 16 years, 2 months and 16 days. Buried on the 30th. Services by H. McGowen from Eccl. 9:10 and D.J. Johns from John 5:28, 29.

OTTO - Near Grantsville, Garrett Co., Md., Dec. 13, 1891, of paralysis, Anna, wife of Jacob D. Otto, aged 53 years, 7 months and 3 days. Buried Dec. 16, in the family graveyard. Services at the Maple Grove (German Baptist) church to a large concourse of people, by Joel Beachy, Joel J. Miller and D.H. Bender.
Deceased was born near Marburg, Germany, May 10, 1838, (maiden name Bender), where she united with the Mennonite church at the age of 14 or 15. In 1854 she immigrated with her parents and two sisters and a brother to this country where the entire family united with the Amish branch of the Mennonite church, in which church she remained a consistent member until death. She was married to Jacob D. Otto Sept. 25, 1860, whom she leaves to mourn his loss, having lived in happiness with him for 31 years. Nine children were born to them, one had preceded her to the spirit world in childhood innocence.
She was much concerned about the spiritual welfare of her children, and God permitted her to live long enough to see them all but one in the Mennonite church. Her call came suddenly. On the morning of her death (Sunday) she did not feel well, but went to church and united with the congregation in singing the first hymn, but after prayer a stroke of paralysis laid her unconscious. After linger about 2 1/2 hours, she received a second stroke, which proved fatal in a few minutes. She left every evidence that she was fully prepared to meet the Master, and she certainly met him in a sacred place - the house of God.
May God comfort and console the deeply sorrowful family.
"Well, she is gone, and now at rest, she sings his praise, who died for her,
And in her hand a harp is given, and she's a heavenly worshiper."

BLOUGH - On the 11th of December, 1891, in Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., Pa., of dropsy of the heart, Katie May, daughter of Samuel and Sarah Blough, aged 4 years, 5 months and 16 days. Services in the Blough church by Samuel Gindlesperger in German and Simon Lehman in English from Job. 14:1, 2.

JANTZI - On the 15th of December, 1891, near Milford, Seward Co., Neb., of Scarlet fever, of which she suffered only about 10 days, Catharine, widow of Joseph B. Jantzi, aged 42 years, 6 months and 4 days. Buried on the 17th in the Amish graveyard. She leaves 3 sons and 3 daughters to mourn their loss. The father died ten years ago. Funeral services by Joseph Schlegel and P.P. Hershberger from 2 Cor. 5:1-6.

SALTZMAN - On the 14th of December, 1891, at Hudson, McLean Co., Ill., of the infirmities of old age, Sister M. Saltzman, aged 89 years. She had been feeble for a long time. Her companion preceded her to the grave some years. Her posterity number 79, of which more than 20 are dead. She was buried on the 16th in the Simon La???? burial ground. Funeral services by Pre. Goudie in English from 1 Cor. 15, and by John Stahly in German from John 14. The deceased was a beloved sister in the church, and we believe she has gone to her eternal rest. J.S.

FAUS - On the 15th of December, 1891, in Mt. Joy, Lancaster Co., Pa., Sister Catharine Faus, aged 85 years, 5 months and 8 days. Buried on the 18th in Shelly's family graveyard. Funeral services from Psa. 37:37. Sister Faus was truly a God-fearing Christian. A sorrowing family and two aged brothers followed her remains to the grave. Peace to her ashes.

AMSTUTZ - On the 11th of December, 1891, in Green township, Wayne Co., Ohio, of paralysis, Simon, oldest child of Bro. and Sister Jacob Amstutz, aged 6 years, 11 months and 10 days. Buried in the Crowhill cemetery on December 13. An unusually large number of people assembled to sympathize with the bereaved family. Funeral services at the Mennonite church by Jacob Nusbaum and others, from 1 Tim. 2:5.

ZOOK - On the 1st of December, 1891, at Allensville, Mifflin Co., Pa., after much suffering for nearly three years, Bro. Jonathan Zook, aged 67 years, 6 months and 9 days. A very large congregation assembled on the 3d to pay their last tribute of respect to the deceased brother. Funeral services by A.D. Zook and Christian Nafsinger, of Indiana, from the 33d Psalms.

KAUFFMAN - On the 13th of December, 1891, near Monitor, McPherson Co., Kansas, Barbara Kauffman, aged 71 years, 11 months and 1 day. Buried on the 15th in the Union graveyard. Funeral services by John Zimmerman and S.J. Swartzendruber in German, and S. Miller in English. She was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite church. She leaves 9 children, 35 grandchildren and a number of great grandchildren to mourn her death.

FUNK - On May 9th, 1891, at his home, 7 miles from Tifflin, Ohio, John H. Funk, aged 76 years, 3 months and 12 days. He was a member of the Dunkard church for the last 18 years, and was buried in the Greenlawn cemetery. EMMA FUNK

KENNEL - On the 4th of December, 1891, near Thurman, Arapahoe Co., Col., Veronica, daughter of John and Magdalene Kennel, aged 7 years, 3 months and 13 days. Buried in the churchyard near Thurman. Funeral services by Jacob Roth and Joseph Schrock.

LEAMAN - On the 1st of Dec., 1891, near Rocky Spring, Franklin Co., Pa., of inflammation, Emma C., maiden name Sullenberger, beloved wife of Benjamin Leaman, aged 22 years, 10 months and 25 days. She leaves a bereaved husband and an infant 14 days old, a devoted father, brothers and sisters to mourn their irreparable loss. This solemn and sudden calling away of this young companion and mother has cast a gloom over the neighborhood When she was told by her doctor that she could not recover, she remarked, "I am not prepared to die." The Lord, however, lengthened her days, that she could make her peace with God. She remarked that she saw beautiful visions and that she felt so happy and composed, that if she had known that a Christian could experience such joy, she would have long ere this time come to Christ. May it be a warning to all the unconcerned, to prepare for death, for many are called to eternity, without the warning this young woman had. Her remains were laid to rest on the 3d of December, at the Pleasant Hill church, followed by a large concourse of friends and neighbors. Services were held in the church by Peter Wadle in German and Pre. Myers in English, from Matt. 22:44. May God comfort the sorrowing husband and friends.

HERSHEY - On the 10th of November, 1891, in Lancaster Co., Pa., Sister Lizzie, wife of Landis Hershey, and daughter of John and Maggie Buckwalter, aged 26 years, 6 months and 3 days. A deeply bereaved husband, parents, brothers and sisters mourn her death. She leaves one little child.
The disease which ended her life had been preying upon her for some time. A few months before her sufferings were agonizing, but she bore them with much patience. She had no desire to get well, but often said she wanted to go home. Her patience in suffering and words of encouragement will long be remembered. Her last words were, "Praise the Lord!" Though the light of her life has gone out of this world, and now shines, as we firmly believe, in the bright beyond, yet a halo of its brightness still lingers here, and she, being dead, yet speaketh. Services by John Ranck and Isaac Eby from I Thess. 4:13, 14.
Farewell, sister, sweetly rest, till God shall bid thee rise,
Our tears we'll dry, we will not weep, we'll meet thee in the skies.
Weep not dear brother, though bereft, though in the grave she lie;
Be not disheartened; look to God, and on his strength rely
The Lord who gave but took away His own to his abode;
May we then, trusting in him, say, blest be the name of God."

SNYDER - On the 9th of Dec., 1891, near Shibboleth, Decatur Co., Kas., of typhoid fever, Martha, daughter of Brother and Sister Frederick Snyder, aged 15 years and a few days. She suffered much pain during her sickness of three weeks. She leaves Father and Mother, three brothers and three sisters to mourn her early departure. She was buried on the 10th. Funeral service by John C. Birkey from Psalm 39:5, 6. Her remains were followed to her grave by a large concourse of friends, to pay their last tribute of respect to the dear one. She was a bright and shining light among her young associates. C.Z. STOLTZFUS

BRUBACHER - December 7th, 1891, near Oreville, Lancaster county, Pa., Sister Fannie Brubacher, widow, aged 90 years, 1 month and 29 days. Funeral on the 10th. Text, 2 Tim. 4:7. Buried at Petersburg meeting house. A goodly number assembled to pay the last tribute of respect to the dear mother and sister in faith.

HERSHEY - Nov. 30, 1891, of Bright's disease, near Landisville, Lancaster Co., Pa., Bro. Ch. L. Hershey, aged 62 years, 3 months and 26 days. Funeral on Dec. 3d. Text, John 19:30. Buried at Landisville meeting house. A large congregation assembled to pay the last tribute of respect, and deeply sympathize with the bereft family. Bro. Hershey was an earnest Christian.

FREY - On the 3d of Dec., 1891, near Chambersburg, Franklin Co., Pa., of dropsy, superinduced by scarlet fever, Oliver H., son of Bro. Aaron and Sister Adeline Frey, aged 11 years, 9 months and 15 days. Buried on the 15th at Chambersburg church, where services were held by Peter Wadle in German and Philip H. Parret in English from 2 Kings 4:18-20. His funeral was largely attended. When dropsy and inflammation set in, his sufferings were severe, but lasted only 24 hours. He often remarked, "My head, my head." Thus was the end of a bright, intelligent little boy. He leaves parents, a little brother and sister to mourn their loss.

SAUDERS - December 2d, 1891, in Florin, Lancaster Co., Pa., Bro. Ezra Sauders, aged 75 years, 5 months and 5 days. Funeral on the 5th. Text, Phil. 1:21. Buried at Kraybill's meeting house. Bro. Sauders was a faithful Christian.

BEAM - On the 27th of Nov., 1891, at the residence of Bro. Samuel Lesher, near Chambersburg, Franklin Co., Pa., of the infirmities of old age, Sister Elizabeth Beam, aged 89 years, 11 months and 15 days. Buried on the 29th at the Chambersburg church, where services were held by Pre. Daniel Brunk, of Allen Co., Ohio, in the English language and in German by Peter Wadle and Samuel Leaman from 2 Tim. 4:7, 8. Sister Beam lived a devoted Christian life and was beloved by all who knew her. As she drew nearer her end, she desired to depart and be with Christ and enjoy that "rest which remaineth for the people of God." Her funeral was largely attended.

BEUTLER - On the 10th of Dec., 1891, near Wakarusa, Elkhart county, Ind., Emma Catharine, daughter of Willie and ____ Beutler, aged 4 months and 16 days. Buried on the 12th. Services by N.Metzler and Henry Weldy, from the Words, "Thy will be done." Matt. 6:10.
"Fond parents, calm the heaving breast, the Savior called her home;
Grieve not your darling is at rest beyond this vale of gloom.
Let hopes bright beams dispel the gloom, that fills your throbbing breast;
'Twas Jesus kindly bade her come, and called her to
his rest."

Transcribed by Cindy Wheeler, British Columbia


Herald of Truth, Vol. XXIX, No. 2, January 15, 1892, Page 28, 29, 30

FUNK - On the 29th of Dec., 1891, after a brief illness, contracted while attending the funeral of his sister, in Elkhart, Ind., James Funk, aged 71 years, -- months and -- days. He was born in Pickaway Co., Ohio, and removed to Elkhart Co., Ind., where he lived 43 years and died as above stated. He leaves a sorrowing companion, three sons and a daughter, with 17 grandchildren to mourn his death. He was buried on the 31st. Services by W.D. Parr assisted by W. Lash and J.F. Funk. Text, Jn. 14:19, "Because I live ye shall also live." May God bless and comfort the bereaved hearts of this household, and gently lead them in the ways of the Lord and in the footsteps of the dear Redeemer, until the mansions of the blest shall receive them to the rest of the people of God.

GEIST - On the 27th of December, 1891, at his residence near Maugansville, Washington Co., Md., Bro. Isaac Geist, aged 38 years, 5 months and 3 days. Deceased was a faithful and beloved member of the Mennonite church. A bereaved wife and four children survive him. Funeral on the 29th. Buried at Reiff's church. Services by Pre. Henry Baer and Bish. Michael Horst. ISAAC W. EBY

ZOOK - On Jan. 6th, 1892, at Garden City, Cass Co., Mo., sister Fannie L. Zook, aged 58 years, 5 months and 22 days. Deceased was sick only a few days, and her death occurred very unexpectedly to the family and surrounding community. Services on the 9th at the Sycamore Grove Church by Bish. J.C. Kenagy and L.J. Heatwole from Numbers 10:23.

ZOOK - November 1, 1891, at East Lynne, Cass Co., Mo., Bro. Simeon K. Zook, aged 72 years, 4 months and 13 days. In his old Pennsylvania home, where Bro. Zook spent most of his life he was one of the most helpful men to his poor neighbors. His kindness and peaceable ways make his memory blessed.

JUDY - On the 23d of November, 1891, in Medina Co., Ohio, Emma, daughter of Aaron and Amanda Judy, aged 19 years, 11 months and 4 days. Her father received word on Thursday, the 18th, about 3 o'clock P.M., and next morning brought her home. She had been working in Medina, and took sick that day and the next Tuesday morning about 4 o'clock she died. She was buried on the 26th. She had been a member of the Jerusalem church a few weeks only before she died. Services by Pre. Smith in the English language. She leaves her sorrowing parents, one sister, and many friends to mourn her early departure.
Farewell, farewell, O Emma dear, now in your grave you sleep;
Your loving form is resting there and o'er your grave we weep.
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 sister, you are lonely now, but make and keep the solemn vow,
To live for Christ, that you may be with your sister in eternity.
Her young associates here below will miss a friend where'er they go.
A vacant place, they cannot fill, - her form is cold, her voice is still.

RICHER - At Peru, Miami Co., Ind., on New Year's morning, Jan. 1, 1892, Emma G., daughter of John C. and Sarah Richer; aged 23 years, 6 months and 25 days; leaving her sadly bereaved parents, 3 brothers, 2 sisters and her grandparents, with a great many relatives and friends to mourn their loss. But we all know that our loss is her eternal gain. Her remains were buried on Sunday, Jan. 3d, 1892. Funeral services by Bro. Frank Fisher, from the text: "Death is swallowed up in victory!" Dear Emma was a devoted Christian, a faithful member of the Brethren church, earnestly interested in the Sabbath-school. A short time before her departure, she requested those in the room to sing that hymn: "O, think of the home over there," etc., (Gospel hymns No. 92,) giving them all a final farewell.
Dear Emma, 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 days of life are fled.
There in heaven with joy to greet thee where no farewell tears are sh

SCHANTZ - On Jan. 1, 1892, in Cullom, Ill., Sister Elizabeth (maiden name Schneider), wife of Isaac C. Schantz. Deceased was born in Pennsylvania in 1806, moved with her parents to Canada, where she was married to Isaac C. Schantz and where they lived 52 years in Waterloo county, then moved from there with her husband and family to Illinois, on the 6th of May, 1858; died on the 1st of Jan. 1892, aged 85 years and 10 months. She leaves 4 children, 24 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren to mourn their loss. Funeral services were conducted by P.B. Snyder, from Num. 23:10.

MILLER - No. 28, 1892, near Amish, Johnson Co., Iowa, of consumption, Anna, maiden name Swartzentruber, wife of Bro. Eli Miller, aged 24 years, 10 months and 15 days. She leaves her sorrowing husband and an infant child, 4 brothers, 7 sisters, parents and many friends to mourn her departure. Funeral services by W. and F.J. Miller.

ZIMMERMAN - Oct. 22, 1891 near Mechanicsburg, Cumberland Co., Pa., very suddenly, Bro. Henry Zimmerman, aged 67 years, 8 months and 5 days. Buried at the Slate Hill church on the 25th, where a very large concourse of people met to testify to the loss felt in the death of Bro. Zimmerman. He leaves a wife and one son. He was a consistent member of the Mennonite church for many years. Peace to his ashes. J.M.H.

EBERSOLE - A sad affliction has befallen this family in Norristown, Montgomery Co., Pa. Since the 27th of Nov., 1890, three of the family have been called away to death as follows:
Milton Ebersole, on the 27th of Nov., 1890, of consumption, aged 30 years.
Albert Ebersole, on the 15th of March, 1891, of the same disease, aged 21 years.
Christian S. Ebersole, father of the family, on the 22d of December, 1891, of the lagrippe and black erysipelas, aged 59 years. Funeral on the 26th. Buried in the Mt. Marie cemetery, near Philadelphia. Services were held by the minister of the Reformed church from 1 Cor. 15:55, 56. He leaves a deeply sorrowing companion, an aged mother of 81 years, two brothers and three sisters to mourn their loss. One daughter had preceded them to the grave some years ago.
"I have a home above, from sin and sorrow free;
A mansion which eternal love designed and formed for me.
Loved ones are gone before, whose pilgrim days are done;
I soon shall greet them on that shore where partings are unknown."

BRENNER - December 19, 1891, near Ironville, Lancaster Co., Pa., Sister Catharine Brenner (widow) aged 80 years, 9 months and 1 day. Funeral on the 22d, text: Phil 1:21. Buried in the Rohrerstown cemetery. Sister Brenner was blind the last few years. She had a longing desire to depart and go to rest.

CORDY - December 20th, 1891, near Neffsville, Lancaster Co., Pa., of Bright's disease, Bro. Frederick Cordy, aged 69 years, 9 months and 9 days. Funeral on the 23d, test: Psalm 34:20. Buried in Lane's family graveyard. Bro. Cordy suffered very much. He was a faithful brother.

SHELLENBERGER - On the 6th of Jan 1892, in Elkhart, Ind., of cancer and lagrippe, with which she suffered severely only about 24 hours, Elizabeth Weaver, wife of Daniel Shellenberger, aged 56 years, 3 months and 11 days. She was born in Juniata Co., Pa., on the 25th of Sept., 1835; was married to her surviving husband Jan. 21st, 1858, at Mifflin, Pa., and with her husband removed to Elkhart Co., Ind., on the 6th day of April, 1870. She united with the Mennonite church June 9th, 1872, and was baptized by J.M. Brenneman at the Olive church, the same place where her funeral services were held. Services by J.S. Coffman and J.F. Funk, from Phil. 1:21, and Heb. 9:27. She leaves a sorrowing husband to mourn her death. She was a faithful member of the church and we trust our loss is her eternal gain.

HILDEBRAND - On the 17th of Dec., 1891, near Madrid, Augusta Co., Va., Magdalene, wife of Bish. Jacob Hildebrand. She was born on the 22d of June, 1814. She was a consistent member of the Mennonite church for 48 years. She had no enemies and was loved by all who knew her. She was buried at Hildebrand's church on the 20th. The attendance was unusually large. Services by D.S. Heatwole from John 11:28, and A.P. Heatwole from Number 23:10.

BAUER - On the 24th of Dec. 1891, in Elkhart Co., Ind., of paralysis, Bro. Christian Bauer, aged 62 years, 10 months and 9 days. He was married to Elizabeth Ramer, April 10, 1955. He was the father of 13 children, and now leaves a sorrowing widow, 11 children and 15 grandchildren to mourn his death. He was buried on the 26th at the Olive church, where services were conducted by D. Brundage, A. Mumaw and J.F. Funk, from Matt. 25:31-34, 40, 41. He was a faithful member of the church for many years. May God bless the bereaved household, and comfort their hearts with that divine grace which we all need unto his faithful service.

YODER - Dec. 28, 1891, at the home of his son-in-law, J.D. Kauffman, near DeGraff, Logan Co., Ohio, of dropsy, Bro. Enoch Yoder, aged 71 years, 9 months and 6 days.

STUTZMAN - Dec. 28, 1891, at the home of her son-in-law, Joseph Byler, near West Liberty, Logan Co., Ohio, from the effects of lagrippe, Sister Lydia Stutzman, aged 70 years, 7 months and 7 days.
The above two deaths occurred less than one hour apart. By marriage relationship they were brother and sister-in-law, Bro. Yoder's wife, who died February, 1891, being a sister to Mrs. Stutzman, whose maiden name was Byler, born in Mifflin Co., Pa. Bro. Yoder was an intense sufferer for the last three years of his eventful life, indeed his sufferings seemed almost beyond human endurance at times, but a merciful God in whom he trusted to the end, sustained him through it all. He may have murmured a little at times, or wondered, "why so long, O Lord," but his faith in his Redeemer seemed always strong, and his desire to feast on the divine word knew no end only in death. Sister Stutzman (the widow of Pre. Solomon Stutzman who died in Champaign Co., Ohio, several years ago,) was not called upon to suffer in her declining years like Bro. Yoder, her last sickness being of rather short duration. Grandmother Stutzman (as she was familiarly known by her intimate friends and relatives) was very unpretentious and unassuming in her disposition, quiet and harmless toward everyone. Modest almost to a fault. If we are allowed to judge merely from observation, then we would say that in her silent musings she thought often "of the friends over there," and longed to be there too. The funeral exercises of Bro. Yoder and Sister Stutzman occurred at South Union church, near West Liberty, on Dec. 30th, at the same hour. Very few of the very large congregation of sympathizing friends and neighbors had ever witnessed two burial caskets carried into the church at the same time. The peculiar circumstances in connection with the appropriate discourses on the ever memorable text recorded by St. Paul 2 Tim. 4:6-8, by John Warey in German, and Jacob Frantz in English, we trust, made a lasting impression on those present. The bereft friends need not mourn as those having no hope, both were consistent members of the Amish Mennonite church.

KAME - Dec. 24th, 1891, near Kinderhook, Lancaster Co., Pa., of membraneous croup, Nora M, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Isaiah Kame, aged 3 years, 2 months and 2 days. Funeral on the 27th; text: Matt. 18:3. Buried in the Kinderhook cemetery. The deceased was a bright little girl.

BARSHINGER - Dec. 26th, 1891, near Garber's Mill, Lancaster Co., Pa. of grippe and spasms, Lilly May Barshinger, aged 1 years, 10 months and 14 days. Funeral on the 28th; text: Mat. 11:28. Buried at Salunga cemetery. A goodly number assembled to sympathize with the bereft parents.

ESBENSHADE - On Dec. 21, 1891, in Soudersburg, Lancaster Co., Pa., Mary Alice, wife of Newton Esbenshade, and daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Freedeck, aged 23 years, 9 months and 4 days. She leaves a deeply bereaved husband and two small children to mourn her early death. She suffered much during the last few weeks of her life, being delirious several days before she died. But now she is gone, and we hope to that beautiful place where suffering and death never come. May God comfort the sorrowing friends, especially the young husband who has been called upon so soon to be separated from the one he loved. She was buried on the 24th in the Stump Town burying-ground where services were held by Bish. Isaac Eby and John Landis.
"Dear husband, don't think of me as in the tomb,
For I shall not fear its dark shadows and gloom;
And I shall not fear, though the river be wide,
For Jesus will carry me over the tide.
I'm going to live with the angels so fair,
I'll look for you husband, a
nd wait for you there;
Where tears do not flow, and where death cannot come,
Together we'll dwell in that beautiful home."

ROTH - Dec. 24th, 1891, in Middlebury, Elkhart Co., Ind., Sister Susan Roth, aged 21 years, 10 months and 26 days. She was a member of the Amish Mennonite church. Buried on Dec. 26. Funeral services by J. Kurtz and J.D. Miller from Ephesians 5:15-16, and Psa. 23:4.

YODER - On the 2d of Jan., 1892, near West Liberty, Logan Co., Ohio, Anna Yoder, maiden name Zook, after a lingering illness of over ten months. She was born July 13th, 1816, in Mifflin Co., Pa.; married to John D. Yoder, Dec. 22, 1836; moved to Logan Co., Ohio, in 1845, where she died, aged 75 years, 5 months and 19 days. She lived with her husband 55 years and 10 days. Funeral services on the 4th, at the Walnut Grove Amish church, by C.K. Yoder and Jacob Frantz. The deceased leaves a husband and 10 children (four children preceded her), 55 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

HOLLINGER - Dec. 25, 1891, in Spring Grove, Lancaster Co., Pa., Thomas J. Hollinger, aged 27 years, 8 months and 29 days. He was a son of Deacon John and Hettie Hollinger. He leaves a wife and 4 children. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite church. Buried at Weaverland Mennonite meeting-house, where a large congregation assembled to pay the last tribute of respect to the departed brother. Funeral services by John Zimmerman, Benjamin Horning and Bish. Isaac Eby.

ZEIRLEIN - On the 29th of December, 1891, of consumption, Albert Zeirlein, aged 20 years, 2 months and 29 days. He leaves a deeply bereaved mother, 5 sisters and many friends to mourn his early death. He was a faithful and beloved brother in the church, and was highly respected by all. Buried on the 31st in the Amish graveyard at Indiantown, Bureau Co., Ill. Appropriate discources were held by Joseph Buercky in German and Em. Hartman of Washington, Tazewell Co., Ill., in English and German.

SCHOENBECK - On Dec. 29, 1891, in Danvers, McLean Co., Ill., of cancer, Barbara, maiden name Unsicker, wife of Daniel Schoenbeck, aged 59 years, 9 months and 1 day. She was one of a family of 13, and was born in Canada. She accepted Christ in her early youth, uniting with the Mennonite church in Butler Co., Ohio. She was united in matrimony to Daniel Schoenbeck, March 19, 1854. They moved to McLean Co., Ill., where they lived since. Of their seven children two have preceded her in death. Buried on the 31st, followed to the grave by many friends. Funeral services by Christian Buengrich, Joseph Stuckey and Peter E. Stuckey in English and German.

YODER - On the 5th of January, 1892, in Lagrange Co., Ind., Dinah, maiden name Schwartzendruber, wife of Jonas Yoder, aged 36 years, 5 months and 30 days. She was a faithful sister in the church, a loving mother and a kind friend. She leaves her sorrowing husband and 10 children, also her parents, brothers and one sister. God comfort the bereaved ones in their great loss. She was buried on the 7th in the Yoder burying-ground. Appropriate services were held by Daniel Hochstetler from 2 Cor. 5:1-10 and Eli E. Borntrager from Heb. 4.

BALLY - On the 23d of December, 1891, near Strasburg, Lancaster Co., Pa., Samuel Bally, aged 76 years, 6 months and 14 days. Deceased came with his parents from Germany in 1831, and settled near Strasburg. They were highly respected and beloved for their consistent Christian life. Their mother died soon after their arrival in this country, and the only daughter in the family took charge of the household until 1846, when Bro. Samuel was united in matrimony to sister Maria Stauffer. The father then made his home with them, and they tenderly cared for him in his declining years. He died in 1871, in his 84th year. Bro. S. Bally was an active member of the Strasburg Mennonite Church, and was instrumental in bringing about the organization of a Sunday School. The esteem in which he was held by the church and by all his acquaintances was shown by the large number of people who attended his burial on the 26th. Bro. Amos Herr and Elias Groff conducted the funeral services. The deceased brother leaves his aged widow, three sons and three daughters to mourn their loss.

Transcribed by Cindy Wheeler, British Columbia

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