On Good Friday, the 31st of March, several of the sons of Bro. Henry Baer near Manheim, Waterloo Co., Ontario, were engaged in boiling maple sap in the woods, the rest of the family having gone to meeting. While the oldest of them went home for a short time on some business, his brother Noah, about eight and a half years old, accidently fell into the pan of boiling sap, and was scalded so badly that he died at about 10 o'clock the same evening. Buried at Latschar's cemetery on Monday April 3d, where a large number of people were assembled to sympathize with the sorrowing family in their sad bereavement. Bro. Menno Cressman spoke in German from Matt. 22:12 and Bro. N. Stauffer in English from Mark 10:14, 15, 17.
On Friday last (April 14, 1893), Bro. Manasseh Weber, of the township of Wilmot, and his hired men were in the woods cutting wood. A tree they were felling struck another tree in its descent and a branch flew back and struck Br. Weber on his head breaking his skull. With difficulty, the hired men partly led and partly carried him home. He died at one o'clock the next morning at the comparatively early age of 34 years, 3 months and 14 days, leaving a sorrowing widow and five small children to mourn their loss. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite church for the last two years. He was buried on the 17th in Weber's cemetery near Strasburg where a large number of people assembled to pay their last tribute of respect. Funeral services were conducted by Moses S. Bowman in German from Matt. 24:44, and by Noah Stauffer in English from Isa. 28:29.
SCHLATTER - On the 4th of April, 1893, in Tazwell Co., Ill., of the infirmities of old age, Joseph Schlatter, aged 77 years and 8 months. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite church.
AUGSPURGER - On the 31 of March, 1893, near Trenton, Butler Co., Ohio, Henry K., son of Jacob and Barbara Augspurger, aged 20 years, 3 months and 6 days. Buried on the 2d of April. Funeral services by H.J. Krehbeil from Heb. 13:7 and John 20:29. H.J.K.
ERB - On the 26th of March, 1893, at the home of her son, Isaac, in Wilmot township, Waterloo Co., Ontario, sister Mary Ann Erb (nee Clemens), relict of the late Peter Erb, aged 76 years, 7 months and 10 days. The funeral services were held at the Blenheim Mennonite meeting house on the 28th, when Bro. Joseph Narhgang spoke in German from Rev. 14:13, and Bro. Noah Stauffer in English from Psalm 39:7. She was buried in C. Eby's cemetery, Berlin, on the 29th.
WISMER - On the 1st of April, 1893, in Clinton Twp., Lincoln Co., Ont., of heart failure, Isaac Wismer, in his 87th year. His wife preceded him about 6 months. He leaves 6 sons and 1 daughter to mourn their loss but their loss is his eternal gain. Peace to his ashes.
KREIDER - On the 2d of April, 1983, in West Lampeter
Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., of cerebro spinal meningitis, Willis
D., only child of Bro. and sister Elwood D. and Mary Kreider,
aged 6 years, 4 months and 30 days. His remains were laid to rest
on the 4th. Funeral services by Elias Groff. Text, Rom. 6:23.
"For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal
life, through Jesus Chirst our Lord." E.H.
"Dear Willis, thou are gone to rest, thy toil and care are o'er;
And sorrow, pain and suffering now, shall ne'er distress thee more.
Farewell, my father, mother dear, I am not dead, but sleep;
Prepare to die for die you must, and slumber in the dust." A.M.K.
HERSHEY - On the 21st of March, 1893, in Paradise, Lancaster
Co., Pa., of diphtheria, Ellis K., youngest son of Harry
E. and Lydia A. Hershey, aged 3 years, 7 months and 2 days.
"Another little lamb has gone to dwell with Him who gave;
Another little darling babe is sheltered in the grave.
God needed one more angel child amidst his shining band,
And so He bent His loving smile, and clasped our darling's hand."
STEINER - On the 30th of March, 1893, in Milton Twp., Wayne Co., Ohio, of paralysis, John C. Steiner, aged 54 years, 8 months and 5 days. Buried on the 2d of April at the Mennonite meeting house in Milton Twp. He was a member of the Mennonite church. Funeral services by Adam Brenneman and D. Z. Yoder. The funeral was attended by many friends and neighbors. He left a wife and six children to mourn their loss.
BLANK - On the 25th of February, 1893, near New Holland, Lancaster Co., Pa., Bro. Jacob Blank, aged 76 years, 10 months and 24 days. Buried on the 28th in the Stoltzfus family graveyard near by. He was a member of the Old Amish Mennonites. A large congregation assembled to play their last tribute of respect and love to the departed brother.
BLANK - On the 1st of April, 1893, at the same place, his wife, Mary, aged 73 years, 6 months and 24 days. Buried on the 4th at the same place. The departed brother and sister left a family of 6 children, 2 boys and 4 girls. All have families.
SHAUM - On the 19th of April, 1893, in Elkhart Co., Ind., infant daughter of Isaiah and Mary Shaum, aged 4 weeks and 2 days. Buried at Olive on the 20th. Funeral services by J.S. Coffman.
KAUFFMAN - On the 11th of April, 1893, Solomon Kauffman, aged 76 years and 1 month. Funeral services in German by Michael Yoder and in English by Abram Myers.
WYSE - On the 29th of March, 1893, near Archbold, Fulton Co., Ohio, sister Sarah, wife of Christian Wyse, aged 27 years, 5 months and 1 day. She leaves a sorrowing husband and 3 children, one an infant 10 days old; also her parents, brothers and sisters and many friends. Her death was very sudden and unexpected. On the 1st of April a large concourse of people followed her remains to the grave at Lockport, from the residence of her father, Peter Schad. Funeral services by Chr. Freyenberger and Chr. Steckley. Deceased was a member of the Amish Mennonite church, and lived in matrimony about 5 years.
GINGRICH - Jerome G. Gingrich, was born in Juniata, Co., Pa., March 2, 1859, married Nellie Shupert in Salem, Oregon, Oct. 2, 1889, died in Elkhart, Ind., March 30, 1893, aged 34 years and 28 days. He leaves his bereaved young widow and one child, brothers, sisters and many friends to mourn his early death. He suffered a long time from asthma, the results of which finally ended his life. His remains were laid to rest on the 2d of April in the Olive graveyard. Funerals services by J.S. Coffman and J.S. Lehman.
COCHRUN - On the 16th of April, 1893, at 425 S. Main St., Elkhart, Ind., from the effects of cigarette smoking, John W., son of Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Cochrun, in his 17th year. He took violently sick on the 10th and soon became unconscious, and remained delirious nearly all the time until death ended his terrible sufferings here. The poison had been gradually undermining his system, but his craving was stronger than his power to resist, and finally brought him to an untimely grave. His sad death is a terrible warning to all to beware of the poisonous compounds contained in the deadly cigarette.
ERB - On March 12th, 1893, near Hesston, Harvey Co., Kansas, of lung fever and whooping cough, Susie Etta, daughter of T.M. and Lizzie Erb, aged 7 months and 1 day. Funeral on the 14th at the Pennsylvania meeting house where services were conducted by Pre. M.E. Horst, from Ps. 127, first clause of 3d verse, "Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord," followed by Pre. D.D. Zook, who made very impressive remarks on the words, "And Jesus called a little child unto him and set him in the midst of them," Matt 18:2.
ENGEL - On the 17th of April, 1893, at Woodford, Ill., Minnie, daughter of Christian and Lena Engel, aged 19 years. After suffering for four days the most terrible agonies of St. Vitus dance, she calmly fell asleep in Jesus. This has cast a shadow on the whole community, but our loss is her gain. She accepted Christ as her Savior a few years ago. The Sabbath school lost a faithful scholar and our church a true, devoted member, for her seat was seldom vacant, but now dear Minnie has gone to take possession of those mansions which Jesus has prepared for all those that love Him. The morning of her death she said, "There is a day set for every one to die. This is my day." She bade those around her bed a fond farewell and said, "You must meet me in heaven," and began to sing, "Oh Christ the solid rock I stand," "I'm going home to die no more." She was a constant reader of the HERALD OF TRUTH. Services by Pre. Stephen Stabley and J.B. Zehr, in German and Pre. P. Shantz in English. Text, "Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord." J.W.B.
SMUCKER - On April 5, 1893, near Nappanee, Ind., of
tumor, Sister Salome (maiden name Peight), wife
of Bishop Jonathan P. Smucker, aged 55 years, 8 months and 16
days. During her illness of several years she never suffered any
pain, and while she was rapidly failing the last few months she
was never know to murmur or complain about her disease. She was
born hear Reedsville, Mifflin Co., Pa., emigrated with her parents,
when twelve years old, to Wayne Co., Ohio. Was united in matrimony
Dec. 4, 1856, the mother of 11 children, of whom three have preceded
her to the spirit world. She leaves a sorrowing husband, 5 sons
and 3 daughters to mourn their loss, but our loss is her eternal
gain. She was a consistent Christian, a loving wife and a kind
affectionate mother. The last prayer she offered was for herself
and her children in the East and the West; then for the Sabbath
school, also for her neighbors and their children, and lastly
for her beloved husband and his co-laborers that they might keep
the church pure and spotless. She was buried on the 8th in the
Union cemetery at the brick M.H. Funeral services in Nappanee
a the Dunkard church, by D.J. Johns in German and Jas. H. McGowen
in English from Rev. 7:9-17.
"Weep not for me, my friends so dear, nor shed for me the sorrowing tear;
I am not dead but only sleep, my silent slumber oh how sweet." J.M. McG.
ROSENBERGER - On the 10th of April, 1893, in Preston, Waterloo Co., Ontario, Bro. Joseph Rosenberger, aged 68 years, 3 months and 16 days. Bro. Rosenberger had been suffering of dropsy for some time. He had spent nearly all his life in self-righteousness, yet during his sickness and the many severe spells, he experienced his lost condition and repented of his sins, and five days previous to his death he united with the church by baptism, from that time on he had peace and joyfully awaited death to make an end to his suffering. He remained conscious till the very last. He left a bright hope for the future. He was buried on the 13th in Hagey's graveyard. Funeral services by _____ Pomeroy and Jacob B. Gingrich from Isa. 38:1.
RUTH - On the 7th of April 1892, in Line Lexington, Montgomery Co., Pa., of dropsy and cancer in the stomach, Magdalena, wife of Henry Ruth, aged 68 years, 6 months and 9 days. The remains were followed to their last resting place on the 11th at Line Lexington by a large concourse of relatives and friends. She suffered greatly for years yet in patience. Funeral services by Samuel Leatherman and John Walter at the house and by Josiah Clemmer and H. Rosenberger at the meeting house from 2 Cor. 4:17. J.C.
HOOLEY - On the 8th of April, 1893, near Reedsville, Mifflin Co., Pa., Elizabeth (maiden name Hartzler), wife of John C. Hooley, aged 79 years and 2 months. She was from youth a faithful member of the Amish church, and leaves an aged husband, - with whom she lived in wedlock for 60 years, - and a numerous family of children and grandchildren to mourn their loss. She was confined to the house all winter, and for the last four weeks to her bed, from the effects of cancer. She bore her sufferings very patiently and death came at last as a merciful deliverer. Funeral services on the 10th by C.K. Peachey and John Peachey.
BUSH - On Jan. 26, 1893, in Chicopee, Waterloo Co., Ontario, of bowel complaint, Walter Bush, aged 2 months and 21 days. Buried at Cressman's graveyard on the 28th. Servcies by J.B. Gingrich from Luke 16:16.
DELP - On the 5th of April, 1893, in Salford, Montgomery Co., Pa., of blood poisoning, Abraham Delp, aged 79 y., 3 m., 17 d. Buried on the 10th in the Salford graveyard. Funeral services by Henry Bower and Josiah Clemmer from Heb. 9:27.
CHARLES - On the 9th of April, 1893, of diphtheria and
membranous croup, Phares N., son of David F. and Annie
M. Charles, aged 5 years, 6 months and 15 days. He was buried
at Habecker's Mennonite meeting house in Lancaster Co., Pa. He
was a bright boy and beloved by all. Funeral services were conducted
at the church by A. Witmer and J.K. Brubaker. The latter took
for his text the very appropriate words found in John 11:36.
Dear Phares thou has left us, thy face no more we'll see,
No longer in this world of pain, we hear thy joy and glee.
No longer in thy earthly home, where as the sunbeam thou hast been,
Wilt thou greet thy parents dear, no longer by thy sisters seen.
In school we miss thy joyous face, as we behold thy vacant seat,
We still can think thee in thy place, not here but on the golden street.
The time thou hast been with us here seems to us but as one brief day,
But He who loved thee dearer still hath called thee to His home away.
Although thy sojourn here was brief, thy work on earth was quite complete,
And angels sing the joyous strain, one more Heaven's chorus to repeat.
Many a time thy faced we've watched and thought that such a joyful life
Could never from our midst be rent, ere passing through life's sterner strife.
But God who knoweth all things best sent from His heavenly thone on high,
The message that He needed thee in that bright home beyond the sky.
Dearest child, thy work is done, thy wish to be an angel fair,
Is realized, thy race is run, and thou wilt joys immortal share.
Our loss we feel to be thy gain, of this cold world thou'st little known,
For e'en the spring-time of thy life, has found thee in thy heavenly home.
Gone from us is the one we loved, gone from this world of pain and care,
Gone to live with his Father beloved where happy angels dwell so fair.
Composed by his teacher, H.D. Charles
HIESTAND - On the 6th of April, 1893, in Mt. Joy Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., Emma, daughter of Daniel Eshliman, and wife of _____ Hiestand, aged nearly 20 years. Buried at the Green Tree M.H. followed by many relatives and friends. Funeral services from John 5:24, 25. She leaves her sorrowing young husband to mourn her early death.
GANTZ - On the 7th of April, 1893, in Mt. Joy Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., infant child, of Leander and _____ Gantz, aged 27 days. Buried in the Milton Grove graveyard. Funeral services from Job 1:21.
SNYDER - On March 2, 1893, near Nappanee, Ind., of inflammation
of the bowels, Sadie, daughter of Lafayette and Mary Ann
Snyner, aged 4 years, 6 months and 6 days. Funeral services by
J.C. Murray from John 14:1. and J.H. McGowen from Matt. 18:2,
Transcriber Note: Surname is first written as Synder and then as Snyner.
MARTIN - Sister Elizabeth Martin, wife of Br. Jacob Martin, died on the 25th of March, 1893, at her residence near Cearfoss, Washington county, Md., aged 74 years, 8 months and 11 days. Since Christmas, sister Martin suffered a great deal. She sustained a severe paralytic stroke, and from this cause it is thought her death was the direct result. She passed away peacefully and quietly, surrounded by her loved ones. She was a kind mother, a devoted wife, and an earnest and consistent member of the Mennonite church for sixty years. Her maiden name was Horst. She leaves to survive her a husband, twelve children, fifty-nine grandchildren and twenty-one great grandchildren. Two brothers, Bishop Michael Horst, of North Lawrence, Ohio, and Jacob Horst, of Lancaster county, Pa. also survive her. Her children are, Michael, near Hagerstown; Annie, who married Solomon Martin, near Morgansville; Pre. Jacob, Augusta Co., Va.; Mary, who married I.W. Eby, of Hagerstown; John, B., Big Spring; Henry H., Cearfoss; Miss Lizzie, at home; David, State Line; Samuel, near Green Castle; Abraham, near Smithburg; Mattie, who married Pre. Levis Shank, Broadway, Va.; and Amos, Broadfording. All of her children are members of her own - the Mennonite - church. The funeral took place on the 29th. Services by Pre. George Keener, and Bish. Abraham Shank, the latter of Broadway, Va., at Reiff's Mennonite meeting-house, interment in the graveyard adjoining. I.W. Eby
BARKDOL - Sister Susie Barkdol, wife of the late Peter Barkdol, deceased, of old age, at her residence near Ringgold, Washington county, Md., on April 4th, 1893, aged 76 years, 6 months and 2 days. She was for many years a consistent member of the Mennonite church, and was highly esteemed by all who knew her. Her maiden name was Shank. One daughter and one granddaughter, also one brother, Benjamin Shank, of Smithburg, and one sister ____ Stoner, near Waynesboro, Franklin county, Penna., survive her. Funeral took place on the 6th, at the River brethren church at Ringgold; interment in the graveyard adjoining Services by Bro. Henry Baer, at the house, and the brethren David Shank and Martin Whisler in the church, the latter from Hanover, Franklin Co., Pa. I.W. Eby
SYMENSMA - On the 9th of April, 1893, at the residence of his son-in-law, Simon Darkwood in Kosciusko Co., Ind., Harry Symensma, aged 74 years, 6 months and 9 days. He and his wife went on a visit and when they arrived at the home of the daughter it was seen that he was sick, and his son-in-law had to support him from falling out of the buggy. He was taken to the house where after three days he died. He was a member of the Mennonite (Dunkard) church, in Union Twp. His residence being near this place. He was a good, quiet man, and seemed to have assurance in Christ and a good hope of the life to come. Funeral services by David Burkholder and John F. Funk from Jno. 5:28, 29.
HAVERSTICK - March 14, 1893, near Petersburg, Lancaster Co., Pa., of old age, sister Magdalena Haverstick, widow, aged 93 years, 11 months and 20 days. Funeral on the 18th. Text, John 17:24 - 26. Buried at the Petersburg meeting-house. A large congregation assembled to pay a tribute of respect for the beloved sister. A large family and circle of friends followed her remains the the grave. Peace to her ashes!
NAFZINGER - On the 13th of April, 1893, in Henry Co., Ohio, of consumption, Anna, wife of John J. Nafzinger, aged 58 years 10 months and 2 days. She leaves her bereaved companion and 9 children, all of whom followed her remains to the grave on the 16th. Funeral discourse to a large congretation of sympathizing friends in the Fulton Co., M.H. by Chr. Freyenberger, Chr. Stuckey and D. Wyse. Deceased was a member of the A.M. church and lived in matrimony 31 years 2 months and 13 days.
WICKELER - On the 20th of March, 1893, near Metamora, Woodford Co., Ill., Walter Wickeler, aged 1 years 5 months and 21 days. Funeral services by Emanuel Hartman and Valentine Struhbar in English from 1 Cor. 15 and by John Smith and Michael Kinsinger in German from Ps. 16:6.
SHICK - On the 11th of April, 1893, Madgalena Shick, maiden name Augsperger, of near Washington, Tazewell Co., Ill., aged 69 years 10 months and 28 days. Her sickness was inflammation of the bowels. She leaves an aged companion, 10 children, 34 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren, one sister and many friends. Sister Shick was a faithful mother in Israel, and a member of the A.M. church since her youth. Accompanied by many friends her remains were conveyed to their last resting place on the 14th. Funeral services by Emanuel Hartman and Michael Kinsinger from Rev. 14:13.
BERKEY - Delia May Berkey was born Sept. 22, 1872, died of diphtheria in Clinton Twp., Elkhart Co., Ind., on the 27th of Mar. 1893, aged 20 years 6 months and 5 days. She united with the Amish Mennonite church in the spring of 1891. She was the only child of John and ____ Berkey. Her remains were laid to rest in the Forest Grove graveyard. Funeral services by Eli Miller and J.S. Coffman.
ESHLIMAN - On the 2d of April, 1893, in Mt. Joy Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., suddenly, Ephraim Eshliman, aged 25 years 1 month and 7 days. He leaves a young widow and child to mourn his sudden death. He was working as usual the day before his death, though he complained some of distress about the heart. Next morning at 5 he complained of pain at the heart. A physician was summoned, but death came before any help could be rendered. Truly a loud warning to all to be prepared for death. Buried at the Green Tree M.H. Funeral services were held from Ps. 39:6.
INGOLD - On the 8th of April, 1893, in Champaign Co., Ill., of puerperal fever and malaria, Sister Jacobina Ingold, maiden name Grieser, aged 22 years 1 month and 6 days. Her infant child preceded her two day. They were laid to rest on the 10th of April, followed to the grave by the young husband and father, her parents, brothers and sisters and many sorrowing friends. She died with a living hope of glory, and she admonished those around her to live so that they might meet in heaven. Funeral services by Daniel Roth of Morton, Ill. from 1 Pet. 1, and by Peter Zehr of Fisher, Ill. from John 14:1-8.
HERTZLER - March 17th, near Sener's toll gate, Lancaster Co., Pa., Stella G., daughter of Bro. and sister Andrew B. and ____ Hertzler, aged 2 years, 3 months and 20 days. Funeral on the 20th of March. Text, Mark 10:13-16. Buried at the Petersburg meeting-house. A large congregation assembled to sympathize with the bereft parents. This dear little girl was accidently scalded with hot water, which caused her death. May the good Lord comfort the parents.
GINGRICH - On the 3d of March, 1893, in Berlin, Waterloo Co., Ontario, Anna, daughter of John and Mary Ann Gingrich, aged 9 days. Buried at North Woolwich graveyard on the 6th. Funeral services by Henry Goudy at the house, from Psalm 16:6, at the meeting-house by Joseph and Jacob B. Gingrich, from Matt. 18:3.
BOWMAN - On the 13th of April, 1893, in Freeport, Waterloo Co., Ontario, of kidney disease and blood-poison, Isaac G. Bowman, aged 70 years and 8 months. Buried in Hagey's graveyard on the 15th. Funeral services by J.B. Bowman in English, from Psa. 144:15 and J.B. Gingrich in German from Psa. 90:10.
DUMAN - On the 16th of March, 1893, in Somerset Co., Pa., of consumption, John Duman, aged 34 years, 6 months and 24 days. He was buried on the 19th in the family graveyard of David Yoder in Cambria Co., Pa. Funeral services at the Weaver Mennonite meeting house by Levi A. Blough and Jonas Blough. He left behind him a sorrowing wife and six children to mourn their sad loss. Levi A. Blough
HIESTAND - April 3d, 1893, near Forin, Lancaster Co., Pa., Emma S., wife of Martin Hiestand, aged 19 years, 8 months and 15 days. Funeral on the 6th. Text, John 5:24, 25. Buried at Green Tree meeting house. A husband, and infant, one brother, her parents and a large circle of friends mourn her early death. A large congregation assembled, deeply sympathizing with the bereft family.
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HILDEBRAND - On the 15th of April, 1893, near Fishervsille, Augusta Co., Va., of heart trouble, Catharine, wife of Pre. Jacob R. Hildebrand, aged 79 years, 11 months and 10 days. Buried on the 17th at Hildebrand's meeting-house in the presence of a large congregation of friends and relatives. Funeral services by Samuel Coffman and others, from 2 Cor. 1:15. She leaves a husband and two sons to mourn their loss, but not without hope.
FORRER - On the 27th of March, 1893, very suddenly of heart disease, at his home in Orrville, Wayne Co., Ohio, Bro. Henry K. Forrer. He leaves a widow and six children to mourn their loss. He was a member of the Mennonite church for many years. Buried at Martin's meeting-house on the 29th. Funeral services by D. Hostetler in German and A.H. Brenneman in English, from Matt. 24:44. A.H.B.
SHIRK - On the 19th of April 1893, near Lititz, Lancaster
Co., Pa., Annie, widow of Jacob Shirk (who died in March,
1885), aged 60 years, 6 months and 16 days. Her affliction, which
lasted only five days, caused her great pain, but she was fully
resigned to the will of her heavenly Father. She was a quiet and
peaceable sister in the Mennonite church, and leaves one child,
Sadie, wife of Isaac Mumma, to mourn her unexpected departure,
but still not as those without hope. Her remains were buried on
the 22d on the burial ground at Hess' Mennonite meeting-house,
where a large number of friends and neighbors assembled to sympathize
with the bereaved and show their love and respect. Funeral services
were conducted by Jonas H. Hess in German and Jacob N. Brubaker
in English. Text, Phil. 1:21.
"Dearest mother, 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 heav'n with joy to greet thee where no farewell tear is shed." J.H.H.
BECKER - Near Freeman, Turner Co., S. Dak., on the 20th of March, ____ Becker, wife of Pre. Peter Becker. The burial took place on the 22d. We heartily sympathize with the afflicted brother. May God comfort him.
CLARK - On the 19th of April, 1893, near Morgantown,
Berks Co., Pa., Susan Grace, only child of Charles and
Anna Clark, aged 12 years, 10 months and 19 days. She was a bright
child and will be greatly missed at home and at Sabbath-school,
where she attended faithfully. Buried at Churchtown on the 23d.
Services in the Mennonite meeting-house by Wm. Yeager. Text, 2
"Pure as the lily in bloom dear Grace has passed away,
She gently sleeps within the tomb to wait the resurrection day.
A tender flower in sweetest bloom, cut down by death's rude blast,
He filled our hearts with deepest gloom, with sorrow overcast.
Farewell, kind father, mother dear, my Savior calls me home;
At heaven's shining gates of gold I'll wait until you come."
FRY - April 21, 1893, near Strasburg, Lancaster Co.,
Pa., Elizabeth, wife of Melchor Fry, aged 56 years, 7 months
and 28 days. During her sickness, which was only of a few days'
duration, she felt the need of a Savior who would go with her
through the dark valley. She was baptized the day before her death.
She had a living hope that she was going home. We trust she is
now sweetly resting in those beautiful mansions above. Her bereaved
husband and four children are left to mourn their loss. It was
a sad parting here, but we hope this affliction may be the means
of drawing their hearts to Jesus and that they may so live that
they may meet their loved one where they will never have to part.
She was buried on the 24th, when services were held at the house
by preachers Amos Herr and Abraham Brubaker.
"Weep not that her toils are over, weep not that her race is run;
God grant we may rest as calmly, when our work, like her's, is done.
Till then we yield with gladness, our mother to Him to keep.
And rejoice in the sweet assurance, 'He giveth His loved ones sleep.'"
KAUFFMAN - Joshua Kauffman was born in Mifflin Co., Pa., May 28, 1822, and came to Logan Co., Ohio, in 1845, where he has since made his home. On the 19th of April, 1893, he departed from this world in peace. Funeral services at his last dwelling place near Bellefontaine, on the 21st. Services by C.H. Yoder and W.N. Bean. His remains were laid in the Alexandria burying-ground on the West Liberty and DeGraff Pike.
BERKEY - (We reprint the following notice, the same
having been incorrectly reported to us before. - Ed.) March 27,
1893, in Middlebury Twp., Elkhart Co., Ind., of diphtheria, Delia
May, daughter of Daniel C. and Lydia Berkey, aged 20 years,
6 months and 5 days. Brother and sister Berkey are now bereft
of their two children. The other one preceded her three years.
Delia united with the Amish Mennonite denomination two years ago,
and remained a faithful member until her death. She was very much
interested in church and Sunday-school work. Her life was one
that is worthy of being imitated by her associates. Services by
Eli Miller and J.S. Coffman. Text, Phil. 1:21.
"Dearest parents, I must go, and leave you in this world below;
For me to come to you is vain, but hope to meet in heaven again.
Many a vacant spot there'll be, when you my face no more can see;
But think that now I have a place, where I can see my Savior's face." J.B.D.
MILLER - March 21, 1893, in Shipshewana, Lagrange Co., Ind., of diphtheria, Annie, daughter of Levi (deceased) and Ellen Miller, aged 3 years and __ months. Funeral services by J.S. Coffman. On the 16th of May, 1892, her sister Ida died, and the 14th of November the father died. Three have gone to the spirit world and three are left to follow. J.B.D.
MEASE - April 20, 1893, in Landisville, Lancaster Co., Pa., Ida K., youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. ____ Mease, aged 1 year and 5 months. Funeral on the 22d. Text, Matt. 18:3. Buried at Landisville meeting-house.
LUCAS - On the 22d of April, 1893, in Hickorytown, Cumberland Co., Pa., of diabetes, Samuel Lucas, aged 73 years, 2 months and 16 days. Buried on the 25th in the cemetery at Carlisle, Pa.
HOOLEY - On the 26th of April, 1893, near Reedsville, Mifflin Co., Pa., from the effects of old age, John C. Hooley, aged 84 years, 3 months and 5 days. He died just 18 days after his wife, with whom he had lived in wedlock for 60 years. Thus within three short weeks a happy home has been deprived of both father and mother, a sad and irreparable loss. He was a consistent member of the Amish Mennonite denomination and a much respected citizen. Funeral services on the 29th by John Yoder and Samuel W. Peachey.
HARTZLER - On the 18th of April, 1893, near Belleville, Mifflin Co., Pa., of consumption, after a lingering illness, Bro. Eli Hartzler, aged 47 years, 8 months and 2 days He was a faithful member of the church, an earnest worker in the Sunday-school, and will greatly missed by his many friends. He leaves a wife and two daughters to mourn their loss. Funeral services on the 21st by Jos. H. Byler and D.J. Zook.
EBERLY - April 18, 1893, at the home of his son, in Drumore Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., Bro. Henry F. Eberly, aged 71 years, 8 months and 23 days. Funeral on the 21st. Text, Isaiah 38:1. Buried at Landis-valley meeting-house. Bro. Eberly was baptized a short time before his death. The great work of salvation should not be put off until the end of life.
SHIRK - April 19th, 1893, in Warwick, Lancaster Co., Pa., sister Anna B. Shirk, widow of Jacob H. Shirk, aged 50 years, 6 months and 16 days. Funeral on the 22d. Text, Phil. 1:21. Buried at the Hess meeting-house. A large congregation assembled to pay a tribute of respect for the dear sister. An only daughter survived the family.
ZOOK - At Garden City, Cass Co., Mo., Apr. 28, 1893, infant son and first born of Bro. and sister John and Cotney Zook, aged 8 days. Services on the 29th by D.D. Miller of Middlebury, Ind., and D.H. Bender of Tub, Pa., from John 14:1. "Let not your heart be troubled." May God console these young bereaved parents, and may they strive faithfully to meet their dear one in heaven. D.H.B.
MONTOOTH - April 26, 1893, near Landisville, Lancaster Co., Pa., Alice, youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Montooth, aged 9 months and 5 days. Funeral on the 28th. Text, Ps. 16:6. Buried at Landisville meeting-house.
RANCK - April 26, 1893, near Bird-in-Hand, Lancaster Co., Pa., of apoplexy, sister Barbara Ranck, widow of Pre. Adam Ranck, aged 80 years, 9 months and 27 days. Funeral on the 29th. Text, Rev. 14:13. Buried at the Stumptown meeting-house. A large congregation assembled to pay a tribute of respect for the departed sister.
SHENK - April 16, 1893, in Salunga, Lancaster Co., Pa., sister Barbara Shenk, widow, aged 75 years, 11 months and 29 days. Funeral on the 19th. Text, 2 Tim. 4:7. Buried at the Landisville meeting-house. She leaves one son, two brothers and two sisters to mourn her departure.
HAGEY - On the 19th of April, 1893, near Preston, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Co., Ont., of infirmities of old age, Deacon Jacob Hagey. Buried on the 22d at Hagey's meeting-house where relatives and friends met to pay the last tribute of respect. His age was 85 years, 2 months and 26 days. Funeral services by J.B.. Gingrich at the house and Moses Bowman at the meeting-house, from 2 Cor. 4:17, 18 and 5:1. Bro. Hagey was ordained to the office of deacon on the 2d of December, 1832.
NISSLEY - Sister Lillie E, wife of Frank L. Nissley, died April 28, 1893, in her 36th year; also her youngest child, which died one hour previous, aged 8 months. Funeral on the 30th in the afternoon, at the Landisville meeting-house. Services were conducted by Bro. John Landis in German, and John K. and Jacob N. Brubacher in English. A large concourse of relatives and friends assembled to pay the last tribute of respect to one whom they loved, and also to sympathize with the bereft family in their double affliction. A kind husband and four children are left to mourn her early departure, but they need not mourn as those who have no hope, for her desire was to depart and be with Christ, which is far better. This dear sister united with the church in her young years and was ever an earnest and faithful laborer. She took a great interest in Sunday-school work and served as teacher a number of years. She took a great delight in teaching her children that which the Lord asks every Christian mother to do, - the Word of God - and also taught them some prayers which were said every evening before retirement, even when they could only lisp them. She had such a cheerful disposition that we could hardly realize that the end was so near; even the last few evenings of her life she requested the neighbors and friends to sing for her such songs as the poet says, "Would charm me last on earth, and greet me first in heaven." May the Lord answer her prayers, and give grace to the kind husband, that he may also find refuge in the Rock which is Christ. A NEIGHBOR
SHANTZ - On the 23d of April, 1893, in Wilmot Twp.,
Waterloo Co., Ont., Lorne, son of Ezra and ____ Shantz,
aged 7 months and 25 days. Buried at Geiger's meeting-house on
the 25th. Appropriate remarks were made by Pre. Showers in English
from Matt. 18:3, and N. Stauffer in German from 1 Pet. 1:24.
"So fades the lovely, blooming flower, frail, smiling solace of an hour;
So soon our transient comforts fly, and pleasure only blooms to die."
SYNDER - May 1, 1893, in Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Co., Ont., near German Mills, Catharine, beloved wife of Joseph Synder. Buried at Christian Eby's meeting-house, Berlin, on the 3d, where relatives and friends met to pay the last tribute of respect. Our friend Synder and his only son feel the loss of a dear wife and mother, but she found peace in her soul a few days before she died, which is a great consolation for them. Funeral services by David Goudy, from Isa. 38:1, and Noah Stauffer, from Luke 10:42.
JUTZI - On the 13th of December, 1892, in Oxford Co., Ont., Nancy, daughter of Samuel and Catharine Jutzi, aged 18 years, 10 months and 17 days. Buried at the East Zorra Mennonite meeting-house. Funeral services by Michael Jautzi, Jacob Bender and Jacob M. Bender from John 11. Deceased was a devoted follower of her Lord in the Mennonite church.
BRENNEMAN - On the 5th of January, 1893, Amos, son of John and Anna Brenneman, aged 3 years, 6 months and 17 days. Funeral services by Jacob M. Bender, Chr. Kropp and Jacob Bender from 1 Pet. 1:5, 6 and 1 Cor. 15:21, 22.
JUTZI - On the 5th of April, 1893, in Oxford Co., Ont., Sarah, daughter of Samuel and Catharine Jutzi, aged 3 years, 3 months and 16 days. Buried in the East Zorra graveyard. Funeral services by Jacob and Jacob M. Bender from 1 Cor. 15:55.
SCHUM - On the 11th of December, 1892, in Oxford Co. Ont., Anna, daughter of Henry and Madgalena Schum, aged 23 years, 1 month and 11 days. Buried at the East Zorra Mennonite meeting-house. Funeral services by Jacob Bender, Nicholas Nattziger and Jacob M. Bender from 2 Cor. 5:11 and John 5:25-30. Sister Anna was a faithful member of the church.
HERTZLER - March 19, 1893, near Churchtown, Cumberland Co., Pa. of a stroke of paralysis, Sister Mary, wife of Bro. Abram Hertzler, aged 75 years, 1 month and 8 days. Sister Hertzler was remarkably preserved for one of her age up to within one week of death, when disease took hold of her; four of her last days she lay unconscious. She will be greatly missed by her aged companion, as also the rest of the family, for they knew no ill but mother was there to relieve their suffering. The messenger came suddenly, and is now enjoying a peaceful rest. Buried on the 22d in the cemetery at Churchtown.
FREED - Mary - daughter of Jacob Freed, was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, May 7, 1842; removed with her parents to near Wakarusa, Elkhart Co., Ind., Oct. 1852, was married to Anthony Wisler Nov. 9, 1862. This union was blessed with six daughters and three sons; two sons died in infancy. She united with the Mennonite church in the Fall of 1867. She lived on part of the old homestead where she grew up until May 1, 1886, when the family moved to Harper Co., Kansas, where she lived until her death. Her sickness was inflammation of the bowels, and lasted only four days. She leaves her husband and seven children and five grandchildren in Harper Co., Kansas, four brothers and four sisters in Elkhart Co., Ind., to mourn her departure. Funeral services were held by Pre. Andrew Good (Mennonite) and Pre. ____ Funk (U.B.) from Matt 24:44.
Transcribed by C. Wheeler - British Columbia