Herald of Truth Obituaries - October, 1893

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Herald of Truth , Vol. XXX, No. 19, October 1, 1893 - Page 310, 311

AUCHY - On the 6th of September, 1893, in Souderton, Montgomery Co., Pa., after an illness of over a year, Sybilla, wife of Elias Auchy, aged 65 y., 11 m. Her husband and two children survive. Buried on the 10th at Franconia. Funeral services by Michael Moyer and Josiah Clemmer.

SOUDER - On the 5th of September, 1893, at Telford, Montgomery Co., Pa., of whooping cough, Wilmer, infant son of John D. and Sallie Souder, aged 2 m., 23 d. Buried at Rockhill on the 9th. Funeral services by Abel Horning and Michael Moyer.

KRATZ - On the 6th of September, 1893, at Ironbridge, Montgomery Co., Pa., of cancer on his leg, Amos Kratz, aged 41 years He had been confined to his bed all summer, and sometimes his sufferings were almost beyond endurance. He leaves a wife and many relatives and friends to mourn his death. Buried on the 9th at the Upper Providence Mennonite M.H.

DETWEILER - On the 11th of September, 1893, at Berlin, Ont., Susan Amanda, wife of Daniel B. Detweiler, aged 29 y., 3 m., 22 d. Buried on the 14th at the Mennonite M.H., Berlin.

KAUFMAN - On the 30th of Aug., 1893, near Frank Pearce, Washington Co., Iowa, Sarah, daughter of Jeremiah and Barbara Kaufman, aged 8 y., 10 m., 13 d. She suffered intense pain during her sickness, but was very patient for one so young. Her death is a severe blow to the family. Funeral services were held from Matt. --:23-27, by Peter Brenneman and Christian J. Miller.

WENGER - On the 7th of September, 1893, in Elkhart Co., Ind., Harry Martin, son of David and ___ Wenger, aged 3 months and 16 days. Buried on the 9th. Funeral services by Amos Mumaw and J.S. Lehman.

CRESSMAN - On the 7th of September, 1893, at Breslau, Ontario, sister Veronica, widow of the late Bro. Joseph Cressman, aged 73 y., 10 m., 11 d. She died with a living hope. Buried on the 10th at Breslau, followed to the grave by many relatives and friends. She leaves a number of children and grandchildren to mourn their loss. Funeral services were held by Jacob Woolner in German, and by Amos Eby in English.

YODER - On the 7th of September, 1893, near Monitor, McPherson Co., Kansas, of malarial fever, and inflammation of the bowels, Ralph Homer, son of J. Yoder, aged 2 y., 6 m., 17 d. The father had come to Kansas with the child from Elkhart Co., about four weeks before, and while at his brother-in-law's, Al. Hostetler, the child took sick and died. The remains were laid to rest on the 8th of September at West Liberty M.H. A large number of friends gathered to sympathize with the bereaved father. Funeral services were held by S.Z. Sharp of the German Baptist (Dunkard) denomination from Luke 18:16, and Bish. S.C. Miller from Psa. 55:18. The father of the deceased is afflicted with an abscess in the throat, and was unable to attend the burial of his only child. He has the sympathy of the entire community. J.C.H.

FISHER - On the 28th of August 1893, in Roxberry, Cambria Co., Pa., Dolly June, daughter of Albert and Lucinda Fisher, aged 2 months and 23 days. Buried on the 30th. Funeral services in the Methodist church at Roxberry by Levi A. Blough and Jonas Blough.

RICK - In Ustick, Whiteside Co., Ill., of cholera infantum, Roy, infant son of Christian and Anna Rick, aged 3 m., 9 d. Buried Sept. 10, at the Ustick Mennonite M.H. Funeral services by John Nice.

ROBINSON - On the 31st of August, 1893, at 813 Indiana Ave., Elkhart, Ind., of consumption, Lizzie M., daughter of Zechariah and Sarah Robinson, aged 16 y., 7 m., 12 d. She was a bright, intelligent young woman, beloved and respected by all, and her loss will be deeply felt in her society, in the Elkhart Mennonite Sunday-school and church circle, but most of all in the family. She died triumphant in the faith; and asked her friends to meet her in heaven. She leaves her parents, two brothers and one sister, beside many warm friends, young and old, to mourn her early death. Funeral services by J.S. Lehman and Geo. Lambert. The mother, sister Sarah Robinson, is also quite poorly with the same disease. May God comfort the bereaved family and draw them all to Him.

WEBER - On the 22d of Aug., 1893, at Centreville, Waterloo Co., Ont., of cholera infantum, Mary, daughter of Bro. Amos and Sister ___ Weber, aged 2 y., 6 m., 7 d. Buried on the 24th at C. Eby's M.H., Berlin. Funeral services by S. Bowman from Matt. 18:3, and D. Wismer from John 16:16.

PENDER - On the 19th of August, 1893, in Winterbourne, Waterloo Co., Ont., of convulsions and cholera infantum, Millie May, youngest child and only daughter of David and Fanny Pender, aged 1 y., 11 m., 17 d. Buried on the 21st at Winterbourne. Funeral services by H. Hamilton. May God comfort the parents in their sore bereavement.
Plucked in their prime, these blossoms dear
Fade from before our eyes;
God takes them to Himself that they
May bloom in Paradise. K.

METZLER - September 5th, 1893, on Sporting Hill, Lancaster Co., Pa., Charlie Ray, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Metzler, aged 2 y., 7 m., 3 d. Funeral on the 7th. Text, 1 Pet. 1:24, 25. Buried in Sporting Hill cemetery.

SHENK - September 14th, 1893, in Manheim, Lancaster Co., Pa., sister Leah, wife of Bro. David Shenk, aged 58 y., 22 d. Funeral on the 18th. Text, Rom. 14:8, 9. Buried at the Hess meeting-house. Sister Shenk suffered very much and patiently. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite denomination.

WITMER - On the 6th of September, 1893, at York, Pa., of cholera infantum, Wilma, infant daughter of William and Mary Witmer, aged 7 m., 7 d. Buried at Stony Brook M.H. Funeral services were held from John 14:4.
"Our hearts are sad, in grief we sigh, but in submission look on high,
Safe on that bright, celestial shore, may we all meet to part no more." T.F.B.

QUIER - On the 11th of September, 1893, in Elkhart, Ind., of consumption, Bro. Abram J. Quier, aged 40 y., 4 m., 7 d. He was sick about three months. He leaves a wife with two children, parents and brothers and friends to mourn his death. The remains were buried on the 14th in the new Mennonite grave-yard south of Elkhart, being the first to be buried there. Funeral services by J.F. Funk and Samuel Yoder.

HERR - In Lime Valley, Lancaster Co., Pa., of the infirmities of old age, sister Margaret, widow of the late Bro. Elias Herr, in her 84th year. She was a consistent Christian and longed for her eternal rest.

YODER - On the 13th of Sept., 1893, in Knox Co., Tenn., of kidney trouble and dropsy, sister Anna Mast, wife of Bro. Solomon Yoder. Buried on the 15th. Funeral services by H.H. Good from 1 Cor. 15:55. Sister Yoder was born in Pennsylvania, at the age of four she moved with her parents to Maryland, and in her twentieth year she was united in wedlock to Bro. S. Yoder. To this union were born two sons. Some time after their marriage they moved to Knox Co., Tenn., where they have since resided. Her elder son died about five years ago. Her husband and one son survive her.

KOENIG - On the 8th of June 1893, in Deer Creek Twp., Tazewell Co., Ill., of general debility, sister Elizabeth Koenig, aged 82 years, 6 months and 25 days. She was a faithful, devoted Christian and was held in great esteem by all. Her trials in life were many, but she was unwavering in her trust in God. Her husband, Michael Koenig, died 21 years ago. She leaves 8 children, 53 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Buried on the 10th. Funeral services by Chr. Risser, D. Roth, M. Kinsinger and John Schmitt.

WITMER - On the 17th of September 1893, in Waterloo township, Waterloo Co., Ontario, of infirmities of old age and kidney complaint, Henry Witmer, aged 78 years, 11 months and 19 days. Buried in Wanner's grave-yard on the 20th. Services by Amos Eby in English, and Jacob B. Gingrich in German from 2 Cor. 5:1 and Hebrew 4:9.

WERREY - On the 30th of August 1893, in Fulton Co., Ohio, of paralysis, Jacob Werrey aged 55 years, 1 month and 10 days. He was a carpenter and as he was engaged in painting a house he told his helper that as he was not feeling well he would go home. He went upstairs to change his clothing, and when supper was ready they went to look for him and found him lying on the floor unconscious, in which condition he remained from the 23d until the 30th when he died. Buried on the 1st of September. A large congregation of brethren and sisters and neighbors assembled to witness the burial. Funeral services by D. Wiesz and Chr. Freyenberger. He was a member of the Amish church, and leaves one sister.

LEHMAN - On the 8th of May 1893, in Fulton Co., Ohio, Jacob Lehman, aged 76 years 10 months and 3 days. He leaves his wife and six children to mourn his death. Buried on the 10th in the Amish grave-yard. Funeral services by Chr. Freyenberger in German and Chr. Stucky in English from heb. 13:12-15.

SCHWARTZENTRUBER - On the 27th of August 1893, in Fulton Co., Ohio, Samuel Ephraim, son of John and Amanda Schwartzentruber, aged 6 months, 25 days. Buried on the 29th near Springhill. Funeral services by Chr. Stucky in German, and by David Lugibiel in English.

STALTER - On the 1st of September 1893, near Gridley, in Livingstone Co., Ill., of stomach trouble and dysentery, Joseph Stalter, aged 62 years, 5 months. He suffered considerably during the last two weeks, but was very patient. His wife preceded him about 20 years, leaving him with four children whom he reared with care, and who now survive him. He was universally loved and respected and was a faithful brother in the Old Amish branch of the Mennonite denomination. Buried on the 3d. at which time the largest funeral assembled that was ever in the meeting-house of that place. Funeral services by D. Orendorff, J. Egly, Jos. Ackerman, John Schmitt and others.

RIEGSEGER - On the 13th of September 1893, near Pettisville, Fulton Co., Ohio, of heart disease, Anna Riegseger, maiden name Feugy, aged 66 years, 5 months and 9 days. She leaves her husband, 6 children and 7 grandchildren. Two children died before her. She was a member of the Amish church. Buried on the 15th. Funeral services by D. Weisz, Chr. Stucky and Chr. Freyenberger.

YODER - On the 30th of July 1893, near Sharon Centre, Johnson Co., Iowa, Susanna Yoder, daughter of David Yoder, dec., aged 88 years and 18 days. She was born near Johnstown, Pa., and united with the Amish denomination in her youth. She was never married, and came with Abner Yoder to Iowa about 27 years ago, living there with her sister at Peter Miller's. After their demise she remained with her nephew John P. Miller, where in her declining years she had a comfortable home and all her wants supplied. On Christmas 1892 she was stricken with paralysis from which she was confined to her bed. Seven weeks afterwards another stroke deprived her of her speech. The evening before her death she wished to be taken into the other rooms, and when this was done she seemed pleased and smiled as she sat in her chair, but presently her head reeled and her body sank over to one side, and a few hours later she breathed her last. In the seven months of her affliction she was in her chair but twice. She received constant and loving attention from her nephew's oldest daughter, who seemed to understand all her motions and inarticulate words. "Aunt Susan," as she was called, was greatly pleased to have her old friends come to call upon her, though it was a sore affliction to her not to be able to speak with them. Buried on the 1st of August in Peter Miller's grave-yard. Funeral services by Peter Kinsinger, J.J. Plank and others.

ZIEGLER - On the 19th of Sept. 1893, in New Paris, Elkhart Co., Ind., of heart disease, Noah Ziegler, aged nearly 80 years. He had been complaining to the lady of the house where he had his home of having pain over the region of his heart. He ate some supper and then went to bed, promising to call if it should get worse. Next morning he was found dead in bed, having apparently died soon after he had lain down and without moving a limb. He was buried at New Paris on the 22d. He was born in Pennsylvania and emigrated with his parents to Waterloo Co., Ont., 77 years ago where he married and had a family of children, nearly all of whom survive him. He had had many reverses in his business affairs, and in his later years he was at times quite despondent. He was widely known at Dr. C.N. Ziegler, having practiced medicine in Canada, Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Kansas and Indiana.

REIFF - On the 6th of September, 1893, at the residence of her son, George W. Landis, in North Coventry, Montgomery Co, Pa., Catharine Reiff aged 82 years. She was twice married, first to Daniel Landis and after his death to Rudolph Reiff. Two children survive her. Buried on the 10th in the East Coventry Mennonite grave-yard.

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Herald of Truth , Vol. XXX, No. 20, October 15, 1893 - Page 326, 327

MARTIN - On the 4th of September 1893 in Chatfield Twp., Crawford Co., Ohio, Bro. Benjamin Martin, aged 77 y., 5 m., 25 d. Buried in the Mennonite grave-yard S.E of Bloomville. Funeral services by D.A. Parks. Bro. Martin was a member of the church for forty years. He was a devoted student of the Bible, and met his death with calmness and peace of mind known only to those who have tarried long and drank often at the fountain of divine grace. He leaves a wife, children and grandchildren to mourn his departure.

SCHWARTZENTRUBER - On the 30th of September 1893 near Pulaski, Iowa, after repeated attacks of paralysis, and of the infirmities of old age, sister Catharine Schwartzentruber, aged 89 y., 9 m., 6 d. She was born in Gottelsheim, Waldeck, Germany, and emigrated to America in her 17th year, During her two years' stay in Pennsylvania she was married to Chr. Schwartzentruber, with whom she lived 50 years in happy wedlock. Their union was blessed with 12 children, of whom three, with their father, have died. She united with the Mennonite church in her 14th year and was for the remaining 75 years of her life a faithful member, and was highly esteemed by all. Her remains were laid to rest on the 1st of October in the Union grave-yard, where many friends assembled on the solemn occasion. Funeral services by J. Wright in English and P. Roulet in German from Rev. 14:13. P.R.

HOOLEY - In Brown township, Mifflin county, Pa., Sept. 13 1893, Mattie Hooley, aged 74 years, 1 month, 15 days. Funeral services were held by John and Samuel W. Peachy. She was a member of the Amish Mennonite Church for years. She leaves two brothers and one sister to mourn her departure.

STAHLEY - On the 18th of September 1894, in McLean Co., Ill., suddenly, of diphtheria, Mary L. Stahley, aged 12 years. Buried on the 19th. Funeral services by Joseph Stuckey from 1 Cor. 15:44, 45. She selected hymn 210 Gospel Hymns to be sung at the funeral.

ZEHR - On the 19th of Sept. 1893, in Tazewell Co., Ill., of general debility, Bro. Christian Zehr, aged 81 y., 7 m. He leaves his wife and 6 children. Funeral services by Joseph King and Jospeh Stuckey in German and English from Psa. 90.

ZELLNER - About the middle of August, as Bro. Aaron Zellner and wife, of Caledonia Kent Co., Mich., were driving along the road their horse became frightened at some object on the road and backed to a fifteen foot embankment down which it fell, carrying the buggy and its occupants along. Bro. Zellner and his wife were soon rescued and taken home. She was found to have broken her collar bone and to have sustained severe internal injuries, while Bro. Zellner had several ribs broken, and was otherwise cut and bruised. They both suffered greatly for several weeks. Bro. Zellner gradually improving, while sister Z. grew worse until Sept. 1, when she passed peacefully away. Her age was 69 years. Funeral services were conducted by J. Coles and C. Wenger. Bro. Zellner has the sympathy of the whole community it his deep bereavement. He has so far recovered from his injuries as to be able to be about again. C.W.

PEACHY - Near Allensville, Mifflin county, Pa., Aug. 19, 1893, Mary, wife of Josiah Y. Peachy, aged 34 years, 3 months and 16 days. Buried on the 21st where a large concourse of friends and relatives met to pay the last tribute of respect to a beloved one. Funeral services were held by Samuel W. and John Peachy. She leaves her husband, three small children, the youngest but six weeks old; her mother, one brother and many friends to mourn her departure. She was a member of the Amish Mennonite denomination, and her seat was seldom vacant in church when health permitted her to attend.

HERSHEY - On the 25th of September 1893, near Manheim, Lancaster Co., Pa., Pre. Samuel Hershey, aged 83 y., 6 m., 9 d. Buried on the 28th in the family grave-yard. Funeral services from Dan. 12: 2, 3. Bro Hershey was a faithful minister and a bright and shining light and many friends gathered around the grave to prove the esteem in which they held him and to sympathize with the bereft family.

BAUGHMAN - On the 17th of July 1893, near Gap, Lancaster Co., Pa., Phares, son of ____ and Julia Baughman, aged 18 y., 23 d. His father died some 15 years ago. Buried on the 19th near Georgetown, Lanc. Co. Text, 2 Cor. 5:10. This is another loud call to the sinner to prepare for death.
Phares, dear, we loved thee well, loved thee more that tongue can tell;
Yet the Lord who loved thee more, took thee to the eternal shore. A FRIEND

GEHMAN - On the 25th of September 1893, near Adamstown Lancaster Co., Pa., of the infirmities of old age, Esther, maiden name Bowman, wife of Dea. Joseph Gehman, aged 78 y., 10 m., 12 d. She had been failing for some time. Her eyesight failed nearly five years ago. She was confined to her bed about 18 days, and was patient in her afflictions, desiring to go home. She was a faithful member of the church. Buried on the 28th in the Gehman grave-yard. Funeral services by John Zimmerman, Henry Good and Benjamin Horning from Psa. 42:2. Many friends followed the remains to the grave. She leaves her husband and three children.

GROFF - On the 26th of September 1893, near the Groffdale M.H., Lancaster Co., Pa., Bro. Levi Groff, in his 81st year. Buried on the 29th at the Groffdale M.H. Funeral services from Psa. 90:10-12.

MAST - On the 21st of September 1893, near Ransom, Ness Co., Kansas, Samuel B. Mast, aged 42 y., 6 m., 17 d. He was a member of the Reformed church. His wife, 8 children and many friends are left to mourn his death. He was one of the first settlers in Ness Co., and underwent many hardships incident to the life of a pioneer with a large family. Funeral services by Abraham Ummel and Jacob Aeby.

NAFZINGER - On the 30th of Sept. 1893, in Boynton, Tazewell Co., Ill., Emma, daughter of Samuel and Anna Nafzinger, aged 8 y., 8 m., 13 d. Buried on the 1st of Oct. at Hopedale. Funeral services by D. and Chr. Nafzinger and John Egly. Many friends assembled on this occasion. May the bereaved parents look upward and with the eye of faith behold their darling "safe in the arms of Jesus."

LANDIS - On the 28th of September 1893, in York Co., Pa., of cholera infantum, Grover Cleveland, son of Oscar F. and Lizzie Landis, aged 8 m., 4 d. The funeral text at the burial was Job 1:21, "The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord."
"Go to thy rest, fair child! Go to thy dreamless bed;
While yet so gentle, undefiled, with blessings on thy head."

YODER - On the 24th of Sept. 1893, near Belleville, Pa., Lizzie D., daughter of Nathan and Fanny Yoder, aged 20 years, 6 months and 18 days. She died suddenly of lung trouble and heart failure. She had been ailing in health for about three weeks before her death. On Sunday afternoon she got weak and grew weaker till in the evening when she calmly fell asleep in Jesus. She was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite church. She leaves her parents, four brothers, two sisters and many young friends to mourn her early departure. Buried on the 26th where friends and relatives met to pay the last tribute of love to a beloved one. Services were held by C. L. Yoder. Her friends have the assurance that she is at rest.
"Dear parents, oft you have looked for me and often seen me come;
But now I've gone from you away to my celestial home.
Brothers and sisters weep no more, I longed to be at rest;
How happy happy I shall be when pillowed on my Savior's breast.
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." A FRIEND

YOST - In Leacock Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., May 29, 1889, Elizabeth, wife of Christian Yost, aged 84 years, and 10 months. Services by J. Kauffman and G. Stoltzfus.
"My children do not mourn for me, in heaven I hope you all to see,
Where parting words are heard no more, but dwell forever on Canaan's shore."

WENGER - On the 24th of September 1893, in Elkhart Co., Ind., Joseph, son of Henry and Susanna Wenger, aged 10 months and 19 days. Buried at the Olive meeting-house on the 26th. Services by John F. Funk from 1 Pet. 1:24, 25. May God sanctify this affliction to the dear parents that in humble submission to His will they may be able to say, "Thy will be done," and so look forward to a glad meeting were parting is no more.

GRAYBILL - On the 24th of September 1893 in Lostcreek Valley, Juniata Co., Pa., of heart trouble, Bro. Jacob E. Graybill, (brother of Pre. Wm. Graybill), aged 54 y., 1 m., 8 d. He followed successively the profession of carpenter, cabinet-maker and undertaker at McAllisterville, Pa. About 16 years ago he moved with his family to Altoona, Blair Co., where he was in the employ of Penna, Ry. Co. His failing health obliged him to quit work and move back to his old home, where he gradually sank until death came. He leaves a widow, two sons and one daughter to mourn his death. He died triumphant in the faith. He was held in high esteem, and his funeral at the Lostcreek M.H. was largely attended. Funeral services by Samuel Gayman and Christian Winey.

MUSSELMAN - On the 3d of October 1893, near Fairfield Station, Adams Co., Pa., Bro. Joseph Musselman, aged 72 y., 8 m., 2 d. His sad death occurred Tuesday morning. He had taken a shovel and had gone to the meadow to open up some drains. While at work his grandson, Ellis Musselman, a butcher, had driven up to the house in his wagon. He saw Bro. Musselman quit work and start for the house a short distance away. As he was crossing the railroad track in front of his house the train came along and the engine struck him on the left side throwing him some forty feet on the bank. His grandson witnessing the terrible accident, ran to the unfortunate man but found he had already breathed his last. Upon examination it was found that his left side was much bruised and his left arm was broken in two places. Death must have been instantaneous. Bro. Musselman will be much missed. He was one of those good, whole souled men whom none can meet without liking. He was a member of the Mennonite church for a number of years and leaves a wife and seven children to mourn his sudden death. A very impressive sermon was preached at the house by Pre. Martin Whisler of Hanover, from Amos 4:12, "Prepare to meet thy God." Buried on the 6th in the Fairfield cemetery, followed to the grave by many friends and relatives. F.E.M.

BRICKER - On the 8th of June 1893, in Waterloo Co., Ont., Bro. Peter Bricker, aged 84 years, 23 days. He was married to Susanna Erb, June 10, 1834, and lived in matrimony 57 years, 8 months and 13 days; had 3 sons and 4 daughters of whom one son and two daughter survive. (We publish this by special request, Bro. Brickler having been widely known. Ed.)

DETWEILER - Near Huntsville, Logan Co., Ohio, of typhoid fever, Fannie Detweiler, aged 44 years and 8 days. Funeral services at the North Salem M.H. conducted by D. Plank and C.K. Yoder in German and Abednego Miller in English. Text, Rev. 14:12, 13. Her parents and one brother preceded her to the spirit world. Three brothers and four sisters survive her. She was a member to the Amish Mennonite church for a number of years. A large concourse of friends and neighbors assembled to show their respect to the departed sister. The remaining part of the family have the sympathy of the entire community.

AUER - August 21, 1893, near Roseland, Adams Co., Neb., Bro. Frank Auer, aged 61 years, 4 months and 26 days. Buried on the 22d at the Roseland Mennonite meeting-house. Services by -- Claybomb from Job. 14:14.

LAUVER - On the 25th of September 1893, near Richfield, Juniata Co., Pa., Adam, son of Peter and Emma Lauver, aged 2 y., 7 m., 8 d. Buried on the 27th at Vermond's M.H. Funeral services by John S. Kurtz and Wm. Graybill.

YODER - At the residence of C.K. Peachy, in Union township, Mifflin county, Pa., Sept. 14, 1893, Absolom Yoder, aged 64 years, 7 months and 9 days. He leaves one son and two brothers to mourn his death. His wife and daughter preceded him to the spirit world. Buried on the 16th. Services were held by Benjamin Hartzler and John Peachy.

GOOD - In New Holland, Lanc. Co., Pa., Sept. 14, 1893, Annie Irene, infant daughter of Roland D. and Martha C. Good, and great-granddaughter of Christian Yost, aged 5 months and 22 days. Funerals services on the 17th by Isaac Taylor and Saml. Lantz from Luke 18:16.
"Beneath the sod in sweet repose, is laid a mother's dearest pride,
A flower that scarce had waked to life and lights and beauty ere it died.
God in His wisdom has recalled the precious boon His love had given,
And though the casket will moulder, the gem is sparkling now in heaven." M.H.

YOST - In Leacock Twp., Lanc. Co., Pa., Aug. 7, 1893, Christian Yost, aged 92 years, 8 months and 7 days. Funeral services by Jonathan Kauffman and Gideon Stoltzfus.
"Dear grandfather thou hast left us, here thy loss we deeply feel,
But 'tis God that has bereft us, He can all our sorrows heal."

PLETCHER - On the 7th of Sept. 1893, in Clinton Twp., Elkhart Co., Ind., of dropsy, Anna, widow of Wm. Pletcher aged 76 years, 4 months and 18 days. Sister Pletcher was born in Germany and immigrated to this country when about 19 years old, and was married to Wm. Pletcher July 3d, 1838, with whom she lived till July 2, 1877 when he was instantly killed in his barn which was torn to pieces by a storm. Their union was blessed with 11 children, of whom 9 are still living, and 47 grandchildren. During her last sickness of about 10 weeks she suffered much, but bore it all patiently; always saying as the Lord willeth, but had a longing desire to depart this life and receive her reward with all the blood-washed saints in the better land above. Thus she passed away quietly to awake in glory. Her remains were laid to rest on the 9th in the presence of many friends and neighbors who gathered to pay the last tribute of respect to one whom they loved. Funeral services at the Mennonite church by I.L. Berkey and D.J. Johns from 2 Tim 4:6-8.

Transcribed by C. Wheeler - British Columbia

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