Died, of lung trouble while sitting on his chair, Bish. Isaac Schmucker, of Haw Patch, LaGrange Co., Indiana, Nov. 16, 1893. Buried on the 19th in the presence of a very large concourse of people. His age was 83 years, 1 month and 18 days. Deceased was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., and at the age of 22 years was joined in marriage to sister Sarah Troyer of Holmes Co., Ohio, on June 10th, 1832. They settled in Wayne Co., Ohio. To this union were born 6 sons and 6 daughters, of whom only one son and two daughters survive him. Wife of the deceased died in 1886, the son yet remaining is Bish. Jonathan P. Smucker of Nappanee, Elkhart Co., Ind. In the year 1838 he moved to Knox Co., Ohio, and the same year was ordained to the ministry. From there in November 1841, he moved to Elkhart Co., Indiana, and on Easter Sunday, 1842, he assisted Preacher Joseph Miller to organize a church with 14 members, in the house of Bro. Joseph Miller. He opened the meeting and exhorted to prayer. Pre. Joseph Miller then took the text and closed the meeting. This was the first Amish Mennonite meeting held in the state of Indiana. In the year 1843 he was ordained to the office of bishop. In March 1851 he moved to McLean Co., Illinois. While there he labored in the ministry and gave his influence and assisted in building a church-house which was the first Amish Mennonite meeting-house known in the United States. In the month of August, 1852 he moved from there to Haw Patch, LaGrange Co., Indiana, and there organized a church and spent the remainder of his days.
In his life he passed through many trials and afflictions in his ministerial duties. For the last ten years of his life he did not do much preaching and church work, but gave the work of the church wherein he lived over to his younger ministering brethren. In bodily strength he was quite active for one of his age. His place at meetings were seldom vacant. Just one week before his death he attended the funeral of Bro. Adam Lantz. He often expressed a desire to depart this life and be with Christ. Funeral services by Bish. Jonathan Kurtz in English, and Jonah Hartzler in German. Text 2 Tim. 4:7, 8. J.P.S.
Transcriber's Notes: The father's surname is written as Schmucker; the son Jonathan's surname is written as Smucker.
RHEINHEIMER - On the 23d of September, 1893, in Newburg Twp., Lagrange Co., Ind., of consumption, Magdalena, wife of John Rheinheimer, aged 40 years, 6 months and 25 days. She leaves a sorrowing husband and 4 children to mourn her departure, one only an infant. She seemed to be fully resigned to the will of God. Services at the Fork M.H. by Eli and J.D. Miller.
RHEINHEIMER - On the 27th of September 1893, in Newburg Twp., Lagrange Co., Ind., Henry, infant son of John and Magdalena (deceased) Rheinheimer. Services by D.D. and J.D. Miller.
HARSHBERGER - On the 16th of November 1893, in Conemaugh
Twp., Somerset Co., Pa., Steward Alvin, son of brother
and sister William A. and Katie Harshberger, aged 1 year, 1 month
and 2 days. The services were held at the Kaufman meeting-house
on the 18th by Levi A. Blough, Jonathan Harshberger and Samuel
Gindlesperger. Text, Job 14:1. Interment in the Kaufman grave-yard.
Thee we loved, our darling dear, loved thee more than words can cheer.
Little thinking death so near, when with angels thou shouldst appear.
BYLER - On the 10th of Nov. 1893, on the Haw Patch,
in Noble Co., Ind., Sarah A. Lantz, wife of Sever P. Byler,
aged 56 years, 3 months and 22 days. The deceased was born in
Mifflin Co., Pa. She moved with her parents to Fairfield Co.,
Ohio, thence to Noble Co., Ind. She was converted in her young
years and has since lived a devoted Christian life. She was united
in marriage to Sever P. Byler, Oct. 23, 1862 who with their four
daughters, one grand son, two orphans which she cared for, three
brothers, two sisters and many friends are left to mourn her departure.
"Dear wife, she is dead, and I am alone,
'Tis the debt which all mortals must pay;
Yet of all sorrows I've felt in my life,
I never knew grief until today.
Full thirty-three years were walked side by side
Each a staff to the other alway;
But the angel of death has taken my help.
So what can I do now but pray.
Bless Thou us, Lord, in Thy kingdom above
Whence Thy grace so freely is given;
So long we have journeyed together on earth
Receive us together in heaven."
MILLER - On the 7th of October 1893, James Oliver Miller, aged 17 years, 1 month and 19 days. Funeral services by P.Y. Lehman and D.D. Miller.
STECKLEY - On the 13th of November 1893, in Lyon Co., Kansas, Sister Maria, wife of Bro. Christian Steckley, aged 60 y., 10 m., 19 d. Buried on the 15th in J.J. Borntreger's grave-yard. Sister Steckley was a kind and loving mother who admonished her children and directed them to Christ. Nine children attended the funeral of their beloved mother. Sister Steckley had an abiding faith in her Redeemer, and had a desire to depart and be with Christ. Funeral services by J.P. Stuckey and J.J. Borntreger from Psa. 23 and 90 and Rev. 14:13.
BIRKEY - On the 29th of Oct. 1893, near Lund, Decatur
Co., Kansas, of consumption, Lena, maiden name Zimmer,
wife of Bish. John C. Birkey, aged 40 years and 20 days. She complained
little of pain and was very patient to the end. Her husband and
eight children survive her; 4 sons and 4 daughters. Three have
preceded her. She was universally loved and respected and was
a faithful follower of our Lord, in our denomination. We mourn
not as those who have no hope, for we have a living hope that
she is with Jesus. When she saw that death was near she said God
be praised, the hour has come. She was buried on the 31st at the
Martin M.H. at which time the largest funeral assembled that was
ever in that meeting-house. Funeral services by Jacob Roth and
Joseph Schlegel of Colorado. Text, 1 Cor. 15:445.
"We miss thee from our home, dear mother,
We miss thee from thy place,
A shadow o'er our life is cast
We miss the sunshine of thy face."
BACHMAN - On the 13th of October 1893, near Pulaski, Iowa, after a long period of patient suffering, Christian Bachman, aged 67 years, 11 months and 13 days. He was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, married Catharine Plank, Dec. 12, 1850, who died seventeen years ago. Of their nine children five survive to mourn his departure. His funeral on the 15th was largely attended by relatives and friends. P. ROULET
CLEMENS - On the 25th of October 1893, near Green Lake, Layton Twp., Allegan Co., Mich., of summer complaint, infant daughter of Joel and Malinda Clemens, aged 9 months and 24 days. God comfort the hearts of the bereaved parents and give them grace that they may meet their loved one in heaven.
MILLER - Aug. 15th, 1893, in Lancaster, Pa., Mrs. Miller, aged 55 years. Funeral on the 17th. Text Psalm 90:12. Buried at the Landisville meeting-house.
TROYER - On the 26th of Oct. 1893, near Monitor, McPherson
Co., Kans., of membraneous croup, Willie, son of Bro. Noah
and Sister Elizabeth Troyer, aged 2 years, 6 months and 25 days.
Buried on the 29th at the Amish Grove M.H. Services by John Zimmerman
and Noah Stauffer of Canada from John 14:4.
"This little bud, so young and fair,
Called hence by early doom.
Just came to show how sweet a flower,
In Paradise would bloom.
Ere sin could harm or sorrow fade,
Death came with friendly care.
The opening bud to heaven conveyed,
And bade it blossom there." J.C.H.
HESS - Aug. 27 1893, at the home of Bro. Henry Frank, near New Haven, Lanc. Co., Pa., Sister Nancy Hess, widow, aged 76 years, 9 months and 21 days. Funeral on the 31st. Text, Isaiah 51:2. Buried in the Hess family grave-yard. A large congregation assembled as a token of respect for the dead sister. Peace to her ashes.
GINGRICH - November 4th, 1893 near Landisville Lanc. Co., Pa., Bro. John E. Gingrich, aged 66 years, 4 months and 16 days. Funeral on the 8th. Text, Psa. 49:7, 8. Buried at Landisville meeting-house. A very large congregation assembled as a token of respect for the departed. Bro. Gingrich was sick for a considerable length of time. During his sickness he embraced religion; was baptized and received. A sorrowful family mourn the decease of a dear brother.
STEDMAN - On the 29th of October 1893, at the home of her parents in Sterling, Ill., sister Amanda Myers, daughter of Bro. and sister Abram Myers, and wife of Enos. J. Stedman, aged 39 years, 1 month and 24 days. She was married July 4, 1872, and soon after moved to Otto Co., Neb., where they located on a farm and have lived every since, and by industry and frugality they acquired a competence. Last spring she sought and found peace with God and united with the Baptist denomination, that being the only one represented there. Being in poor health she decided to visit her parents in Illinois, and although at first she seemed to improve, she was suddenly taken with a sinking spell at noon on the 28th and kept growing weaker until the following day at 10:30 A.M. when she passed away. Her last moments were spent in prayer for her husband, 8 children and 2 grandchildren. May her dying petition be granted. Burial services at the Mennonite M.H. at Sterling by Philip Nice.
CRATER - In Elkhart, Indiana, on the 17th of Nov. 1893, of colic and chills, Bro. Jacob Crater aged 73 years, 4 months and 16 days. He was born in Montgomery Co., Pa., on July 1st, 1820, was united in marriage with Sarah Funk on the 25th of Nov. 1838. This union was blessed with 13 children - 6 sons and 7 daughters - of whom one daughter and 5 sons survive him. His first wife died on the 23d of April 1884. On April 14, 1885 he married as his second wife Sarah Kolb who survives him. Bro. Crater took sick on Thursday forenoon and died on Friday evening. He leaves also 30 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. He was a faithful attendant in the church services, and a kind husband and father, and we have reason to believe that our loss is his eternal gain. He was buried at Yellow Creek M.H. on the 20th, where services were held by John F. Funk and J.S. Lehman from Job 27:1. May God sanctify this affliction to the sorrowing friends.
BLOUGH - On the 15th of November 1893, James H.G. Blough, aged 13 years, 4 months and 15 days. The deceased was cared for by his grandparents, Abraham and ____ Blough of Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., Pa., until he was about 5 years of age, after which he remained at the home of Joseph M. and Katie Sala. On the 7th of October he accompanied Bro. Sala to Johnstown, and after their return from the city Bro. Sala went to Davidsville, James going along a part of the way to a neighbor's, Jeremiah Livingston. When he reached the place, Livingston's sons were departing to make cider, and while making the cider, James was, in some way not definitely known, caught by a shaft and whirled around it. The shaft became disconnected at one end, and with James so firmly fastened to it that his clothes had to be cut from him before he could be removed, was lodged several feet away. Dr. P.L. Shank of Davidsville was at once called and while he dressed the boy's wounds, found that the left leg was broken at the thigh and badly lacerated, the leg being almost torn from its socket. Beside these he sustained various other injuries. The day following the accident he was carried to his home on a lounge, a distance of about a mile. For the first few weeks after the accident it was thought that he would recover, though James said immediately after the accident that it would cause his death. But the sufferings were too great and he peacefully fell asleep on the time above stated. During his sufferings he said, "Just as the Lord has it, if I die now, I am prepared; but if I should grow up I might sin." When told that if he would grow up he could do right anyhow, he said, "Yes, but then we miss it sometimes after all." Let this be a warning to all who have grown to the years of accountability. For several years James has selected his place of burial, what kind of coffin he wanted, and by whom his body was to be conveyed to the cemetery. He was an industrious boy, and will be greatly missed by his school mates, in Sunday school and at home. His foster parents are already in the decline of life and he was looked upon to care for them in future years, but their loss is his gain. May God comfort them during the remaining days of their life. Funeral services at the Blough meeting-house on the 17th by Jonas Blauch in English from 1 Sam 20:3, and S. Gindlesperger in German from James 4:14. Interment in the cemetery near by. S.
DETWEILER - On the 21st of October, 1893, near Green Lake, Layton Twp., Allegan Co., Mich., of typhoid fever, William, son of John and Martha Detweiler, aged 14 years. He had learned to trust God for salvation and when death drew near he called for his parents, brothers and sister to his beside and gave them all good bye, and a few minutes later breathed his last.
ZOOK - On the 19th of Sept. 1893, in Holmes Co., Ohio, sister Nancy, wife of Pre. Jonathan Zook, aged 75 years, 11 months and 1 day. She was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite denomination. Buried on the 21st in the Martin's Creek grave-yard. Funeral services by Fred Mast in German and David Hostetler in English from Rev. 14:13 to a very large concourse of friends of the deceased.
ZELLNER - On the 27th of October 1893, in Caledonia, Kent Co., Mich., of the infirmities of old age, Aarom Zellner, aged 81 years, 6 months and 20 days. He leaves 5 sons, 3 daughters and a large circle of other relatives and friends. As will be remembered his wife died on the 1st of Sept. last from the result of an accident to them in August last. The injuries received there no doubt accelerated Bro. Zellner's death.
HARNISH - On the 4th of Nov., 1893, in Willow Street,
Lanc. Co., Pa., of infirmities of old age, Bro. Abraham Harnish,
aged 70 years, 5 months and 6 days. His funeral was largely attended
at the Stone meeting-house where services were conducted by Abram
Herr, John Harnish and Amos Herr.
"A precious one from us has gone, a voice we loved is stilled;
A place is vacant in our home which never can be filled.
I leave the world without a tear, save for the friends I held so dear.
To heal their sorrows, Lord descend, and to the friendless prove a friend.
The hour of my departure's come, I hear the voice that calls me home;
Now O! my God, let trouble cease, now let Thy servant die in peace."
LANTZ - Adam C. Lantz was born Aug. 4, 1831, in Mifflin Co., Pa., died Nov. 7 1893, aged 62 years, 3 months and 3 days. At the age of seven years he moved with his parents to Fairfield Co., Ohio. He was converted at the aged of 21, since which time he has been a faithful and earnest Christian worker, leading a life worthy of imitation. He was united in marriage to Anna Morrell of Fairfield Co., Ohio, by Jonathan Zook, Sept. 6, 1853. Shortly after their marriage they came came to the Haw Patch, Ind., where they have since resided. To them were born four children, Sarah A., Mary E., an infant daughter, and Melvin D., of whom the first three have preceded him to the spirit world. He leaves a wife, one son, a little granddaughter, three brothers and three sisters to mourn his departure. A few days previous to his death he admonished the family and many others to live for Christ and heaven where we could again meet and where there would be no broken families. He also pointed the unconverted ones to the Savior and asked them to love Him and work for Him. He was a man honored and respected by all who knew him and especially the young for whom he had a special love. As a neighbor he was kind and obliging, a ready helper in time of need. Funeral services on the 9th at the Maple Grove M.H. where a large concourse of friends had gathered to pay their last tribute of respect. Services conducted by Bro's. J.S. Hartzler and J. Kurtz.
TROYER - On the 6th of Nov. 1893, near Monitor, McPherson
Co., Kans., of bronchial troubles and croup, Ella, daughter
of Bro. Andrew and sister Dorothy Troyer, aged 3 years, 10 months
and 25 days. Buried on the 8th at the Amish Grove M.H. Services
by Bro's John Zimmerman in German and J.C. Hershberger in English
from 1 Cor. 15:50-56.
Farewell, farewell, O Ella dear, now in your grave you sleep;
Your loving form is resting there, and o'er your grave we weep.
Dear parents you are lonely now, be sure and keep the solemn vow,
To live for Christ, that you may be with Ella in eternity.
Then brothers and sisters cease to weep, since your sister has gone to sleep;
The time is short till life is o'er, and we may meet to part no more. J.C. HERSHBERGER
STICKEL - On the 8th of August, 1893, in Clark Co.,
Ohio, Clarence, son of Jacob and Amanda Stickel, aged nine
months. Funeral services were held in the Baptist church by Pre.
I.E. Trout. This little darling was like a flower that scare had
waked to life and light and beauty ere it died.
"God in His wisdom has recalled the precious boon His love had given,
And tho' the casket moulders here the gem is sparkling up in heaven." H. YOWLER
WAMBOLD - On the 4th of October 1893, near Breslau,
Ont., of diphtheria and croup, Sarah Susanna, daughter
of T.W. and S.A. Wambold, aged 6 years, 10 months and 29 days.
Buried on the 5th. Funeral services by Noah Stauffer from 1 Pet.
1:24. This dear little girl was in school on Sept. 29th but after
a few days of suffering she passed away into the advanced school
Sarah dear, thy place is vacant, in the school and everywhere;
Then farewell, dear lovely Sarah, for we could not keep thee here.
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of Sister Susie K. Nold who died June 24th, 1893, at the age of 27 years.
Far away from the scenes of her childhood's home,
'Midst the noise and the strife of the world.
Dear Susie has gone on her journey alone
To that far away home of the soul.
No parents are there to soothe with their love.
No brothers, three sisters are near.
In the land of her choice Death claims as his own,
A soul from its sin-bondage here.
Words of comfort she speaks as the friends father near,
Words of hope, sweet peace and good cheer,
She, seeing her sister's fast falling tears.
Sweetly says, "To die I have no fear."
With comfort secure and joy she awaits
The summons for her to depart,
Her soul leaps in rapture toward the heavenly gates,
Though with all earthly friends she must part.
One last lingering look and her pure soul is free,
No more sin's dark path be to trod.
Dear Susie has gone to her dear Savior to see,
Let her rest, sweetly rest with her God.
ON THE DEATH OF BISH. ADAM KORNHAUS
The sudden death of Bro. Adam Kornhaus, on Nov. 26 while at his post of duty, in Martin's M.H., near Orrville, Ohio, is another forcible reminder of the necessity of being always at our place, and in the harness.
His funeral was largely attended. The text was taken from the 8th Psalm, which was the same as he had read only 3 days before, and on which he commented in his usual earnest way in the opening service.
The sermon was not yet over, when the message came from the King of Heaven that Bro. Kornhaus had labored long enough. Death met him while at his post in the pulpit, and he was called to come up higher.
His sudden death was a surprise and a shock to his many friends and acquaintances, and he will be missed, sadly missed, in the home among his dear ones, in the congregation which he so often admonished, and in the Sunday School where he was a willing and an earnest laborer, and among people of all classes. His character was above reproach, his name a synonym for honesty, and his presence a living epistle contending for the simple, non-conformed faith he held so dear.
It is not the object of this article to eulogize him vainly. He was only a meek follower of a humble, crucified Savior. He was simply good, but he has left for our young people a noble example, to follow which requires a consecration to God. He was only a weak mortal, bodily, yet his spirit shone out through the windows of the soul, and showed what it is possible for a weak mortal to become when God's Spirit fills the heart.
A worthy example for us to follow, indeed, but only in the measure that he was following his Savior. And as the load that was resting on him as one of the pillars of the church, was taken from him and transferred to other shoulders, we stop and ask ourselves the question, are there any among us meet for the responsibility? Can God use us as He used him? Are we willing to be in the harness, in spite of the chafing, the bruises and the pain? Are we at our post of duty now? Are we living as if this day was to be our last? Would we go "like the quarry-slave to his dungeon" or as "one who wraps the drapery of his couch about him and lies down to pleasant dreams?" Could we die the death of the righteous? Would our last end be like his? Would our influence live on through succeeding ages, a powerful agent in God's cause or a baneful blight to consign us to the deepest shades of eternal midnight? Is our work here and now such as will point future generations heavenward? Are we doing with our might what our hands have found to do? Is the world going to be any better because we have lived in it? Are we doing something for God, every day in the week, 365 days in the year? Have we found our element? Are we in the harness?
May the hand of Omnipotence overshadow us and, if needs be, press us down to the level of where we belong, or crush us in such a manner as to provide material for the foundation of a structure more grand, more sublime and more noble than any our weak hands could rear. And if our life can not be made perfect enough to reflect the King's image, may we be spent in brightening up the better material about us in such a manner that when the Lord of the vineyard comes again He may find some ransomed, blood bought, heaven-born children among the sons of men to reflect His image.
"This spirit shall return to Him, who gave it heavenly spark;
It cannot die, 'twill not be dim, when suns and worlds grow dark!
No! it shall live again and shine in bliss unknown to beams of thine.
By him recalled to breath, who captive led captivity,
Who robbed the grave of Victory and took the sting from Death." C.K. HOSTETLER
KAUFFMAN - On the 21st of Oct., 1883, Fanny, daughter of David and Barbara Kauffman, aged 9 years, 9 months and 5 days. Buried on the 23d. Funeral services by David J. Hostetler and J.J Bontreger from Matt. 18:6 and 1 Cor.15:1.
ROTH - On Nov. 15th, 1893, near St. Agatha, Waterloo Co., Ont., of peritonitis, Magdalena (Lichty) Roth, aged 60 years, 4 months and 4 days. She was married Dec. 19th, 1852, to Christian L. Roth. To this union seven children were born of which six are yet alive, and who, besides her bereaved husband and an aged father, and two brothers and sisters, mourn the loss. The writer had known her since 1856 and she was a kind and affectionate mother, and few people had a higher zeal for Christian perfection than she. Thus she died as she lived, with the hope of a glorious immortality. Her interment took place on Saturday, Nov. 18th, in the Lichty cemetery, on which occasion the writer, with a large concourse of friends were present. She was a consistent member of the New Mennonite church. Funeral services were conducted by John Honderich assisted by William Yost from Rev. 14:13. S.C. HARRINGTON
BYERS - On the 5th of Nov., 1893, near Stephenson, Va., suddenly, of heart trouble, Benjamin Byers, aged 77 years. He formerly lived in Washington Co., Md., Funeral services by Christian Brunk and D. H. Mellinger.
ZEHR - On the 21st of November, 1893, in Tazewell Co., Ill., of the infirmities of old age and epilepsy, Mary, maiden name Oyer, widow of Christian Zehr who died two months ago. Her age was 71 years and 7 months. She leaves 6 children, who were present at her funeral on the 23d. Funeral services by Joseph Stuckey, at the house, and at the Deer Creek M.H. by him and Solomon Yoder from John 11 and 2 Cor. 5. Sister Zehr longed for the end and we have reason to believe she is at rest.
KAUFMAN - On the 8th of Nov., 1893, in Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., Pa., of diphtheria, Shelbert Calvin, son of Isaac and Lucy Kaufman, aged 5 years, 1 month and 29 days. He was buried on the 10th at the Fry (Dunkard) meeting-house. Funeral services by S.P. Zimmerman and Samuel Gindlesperger.
HARSHBERGER - On the 16th of Nov., 1893, in Conemaugh
Twp., Somerset Co., Pa., Steward Alvin, only son of Bro.
Amos and Sister Katie Harshberger, aged 1 year, 1 month and 2
days. He was buried on the 18th in the Kaufman graveyard. Funeral
services at the Amish M.H, by L.A. Blough, Jonathan Harshberger
and Samuel Gindlesperger.
"Little Steward, thou hast gone,
On earth no more to meet us;
In heaven above, where all is love
We hope that you will greet us."
BALLY - On the 1st of November, 1893, near Chili, Miami
Co., Ind., at the home of her father, Katie, daughter of
Henry and Lydia Bally, aged 28 years, 6 months and 5 days. Buried
on the 3d. Her funeral was largely attended by relatives and friends.
Funeral services by Noah Fisher. Her parents, two brothers and
one sister are left to mourn her early departure, yet they have
the consolation in that she is at rest, having made her peace
with God. She was an interested reader of the HERALD for a number
of years, and had a large circle of friends.
"Dearest daughter, thou hast left us,
Here thy loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God that hath bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal."
GOLDSMITH - On the 13th of Nov., 1893, in Logan Co., Ohio, Albert, son of Joseph and Catharine Goldsmith, aged 2 years, 9 months and 6 days. Buried on the 14th at the South Union meeting-house. Funeral services by C.K. Yoder.
MOYER - On the 19th of Nov., 1893, in Lincoln Co., Ont., of the debility of old age, Magdalena, widow of the late Samuel B. Moyer, aged 84 years, 11 months and 5 days. She was for many years a consistent member of the church, and died with the blessed assurance that her Redeemer liveth. Nine children and a number of grand and great-grandchildren mourn their loss. Funeral services on the 22d by S. Gehman and Guy.
SHELLEY - On the 22d of Nov., 1893, in Mahoning Co., Ohio, of intermittent fever, Simeon Shelley. Interment on the 24th at Oberholzer's where services were conducted by Jacob Stouffer, Van Buren Shoup, Peter Basinger and John Burkholder. Bro. Shelley formerly staid in Harmony, Pa., but was homeless, and in his old age became an object of charity for the church. He was sick only a few days. Peace to his ashes.
GARBER - October 29th, 1893, in Donegal, Lancaster Co., Pa., of cramps, sister Fianna, wife of Bro. Benjamin Garber, aged 75 years and 1 day. Funeral on Nov. 1st. Text, Rev. 22:12. Buried at Kraybill's meeting-house. A large congregation assembled as a token of respect for the beloved sister. Sister Garber was a bright shining light May the good Lord comfort the aged brother and family.
MARTIN - On the 23d of Nov., 1893, in Beartown, Lancaster Co., Pa., after a lingering illness and much suffering, from a tumor which had formed on the neck, Sister Elizabeth Martin, wife of Bro. Abraham Martin, aged 61 years, 4 months and 24 days. Buried on the 27th at Weaverland, in the presence of a large concourse of relatives and friends. She was for a long time a faithful member of the Weaverland congregation. She leaves a sickly husband, two sons, three daughters, three sisters and three brothers to mourn her departure. Her three surviving brothers are all ministers of the Gospel, but each of a different denomination. David Weaver, Pre. in the Mennonite church, living near Newton, Kansas; John Weaver in the "Wisler" Mennonite church, Elkhart Co., Ind.; Moses Weaver Bishop in the "Stauffer" Mennonite church, near Hinkeltown, Lancaster Co., Pa. The latter was the only brother present at her funeral. Funeral services were conducted by John Zimmerman and Jacob N. Brubacher in German, the latter taking the text from Psalm 37:37, followed by John K. Brubaker in English from Rom. 15:4.
HONSBERGER - On the 12th of Nov., 1893, in Lincoln Co., Ont., of consumption, Fanny Honsberger, daughter of Henry Fretz, aged 28 years, 11 months and 24 days. She was resigned to the will of her Lord. Buried at the Mountain M.H. on the 14th, where a large concourse of friends met to pay their last respects to a dear friend. Peace to her ashes.
MILLER - On the 21st of November, 1893, near Monitor, McPherson Co., Kansas, of diabetes, Bro. William Burton, son of John and ____ Miller, aged 16 years, 7 months and 2 days. Buried on the 22d at the West Liberty M.H., McPherson Co., Kansas, where a large concourse of friends and neighbors assembled to pay the last tribute of respect to the deceased one. Services by John Zimmerman in German and J.C. Hershberger in English from Psalm 55:18. The departed one said to the writer only the day previous to his death that he felt that he had peace with his God, therefore we need not mourn as though we had no hope. J.C. HERSHBERGER
MOLLET - On the 22d of November, 1893, near Nappanee, Elkhart Co., Ind., infant daughter of Daniel and Susanna Mollet, aged 2 months and 14 days. Buried near Welty' school house. Funeral services were conducted by John C. Schlabach from Matt. 19:13-30 and I Thess. 4:13-18.
MUSSELMAN - On Oct. 3d, 1893, as the east-bound morning passenger train was near Fairfield Station, Pa., it struck and instantly killed, Bro. Joseph Musselman, aged 72 years, 8 months and 2 days. The railroad runs close by the buildings. Bro. M. was on the other side of the railroad from the house, there was one of his relatives peddling meat at the house, and his horse did not like the approach of the train, and it is thought Bro. M. wanted to go to his assistance, wanted to cross the tracks ere the train would reach him. His remains were interred at the cemetery near Fairfield on the 5th. The funeral was preached at the house by Pre. Martin Whisler of Hanover, from the words "Prepare to meet thy God." Amos 4:12. J.F.B.
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