SCHWEITZER.-On the 30th of Jan. 1894, near Topping, Perth Co., Ont., Barbara, daughter of Joseph and Mary Schweitzer, aged 42 years, 7 months and 15 days. Buried Feb. 1, at Poole. Funeral services by C. Litwiller from Mark 13:33-37 and J. Wagler from John 5:25-29.
HERR.-On the 20th of December, 1893, near Bird in Hand, Lancaster Co., Pa., of pneumonia, Abraham R. Herr, aged 66 years, 9 months, 25 days. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite church. He leaves a sorrowing widow and one son to mourn his departure. He was buried on the 23rd at the Stumptown meeting house. Funeral services were conducted by David Buckwalter and John Landis.
"Dear husband 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 till to-day.
Full twenty years we walked side by side,
Each a staff to the other always,
But the angel of death has taken my help,
So what can I do now but pray.
We miss thy kind and willing hand,
Thy fond and earnest care;
Our home is dark without thee,
We miss thee everywhere." Selected by his widow.
SHIRK.-On the 8th of February 1894, in Goodville, Lancaster Co., Pa., of consumption, Bro. Henry Shirk, aged 80 years, 6 months and 3 days. Buried on the 11th at Weaverland. Funeral services by John L. Landis in English and Benjamin Horning in German. He was a member of the Mennonite church for many years. He was twice married; his first wife was Barbara Lichty with whom he was blessed with 2 sons and 2 daughters, one daughter preceding him a number of years. His second wife was Nancy Weaver, maiden name Bomberger, who survives him though also in feeble health.
DETWEILER.-John Detweiler of Hilltown, Bucks
county, was buried last Saturday (Feb. 3) at the Rockhill Mennonite
meetinghouse, near Telford. His age was about 80. Widow but no
children survive. The widow is the daughter of the first wife
of the late Rev. David Bergey, late of Lower Salford.-Mont.
During January five interments were made in the Towamensing Mennonite burial ground. This is nearly half the number made during the entire year of 1893 when there were eleven in all.-Mont. Trans.
SAUDER.-On the 2d of February 1894, near Goodville, Lancaster county, Pa., of Bright's disease, Bro. Martin M. Sauder, aged 36 years, 5 months, 30 days. Buried on the 6th at the Weaverland meeting house. Funeral services by John L. Landis in the English from Isa. 55:6,7, and by John Zimmerman in the German from John 5:39. He was a member of the Mennonite church. He leaves a sorrowful widow and 6 children, 4 sons and 2 daughters, to mourn their loss. May God comfort the mourning friends.
WAGNER.-On the 7th of February 1894, in Woodford Co., Ill., from the effects of lagrippe, Bro. Joseph Wagner, aged 58 years, 5 months, 8 days. Bro. Wagner suffered for several months. He was a minister in the Amish Mennonite congregation at Roanoke. He was beloved and esteemed by all, a kind and affectionate husband and father, and charitable never closing his hand from the poor or the door against the beggar. He is sadly missed in his family, consisting of his widow and four sons, as well as in the church, but we believe that our loss is his gain. The remains were interred on the 9th in the Roanoke cemetery. Funeral services by D. Orendorf, Christian Reasor and John Smith. J.S.
LEHMAN.-Elizabeth, wife of Pre. Benj. K. Lehman, died Dec. 15, 1893, aged 75 years, 7 months, and 20 days. Funeral services at Habecker's meeting house Dec. 18, preachers Witmer, Snavely and Brenneman officiating. Her chair is vacant. The home that knew her knows her no more. Though kind friends still greet us there, she is not there; and whatever the circumstances, whether rejoining in success or bowing in disappointment and sorrow, she can no more rejoice with us, or cheer us in our disappointment. While health and strength lasted she was always mindful of the welfare and comfort of others, but in the latter years she was helpless and required attention, permitting those about her to repay her in part for her love and kindness which she always manifested. She was a member of the Mennonite church for many years, and no one was more regular in attending services than she. Her husband and four sons and four daughters survive, two daughters having died before her.
"Blessed, sainted mother!
I can see her now,
As in days of childhood,
When she kissed my brow.
How I long to greet her,
But the angels say,
Call her not back again
She is with you every day."
She had the satisfaction of seeing all her children married, and with one exception all have enlisted under the banner of Christ. We may very appropriately say of her:-
"Life's work well done,
Life's race well run,
Life's crown well won,
Now comes rest."
BRUBAKER.-On the 30th of Jan. 1894, near Lititz, Lancaster Co., Pa., Susan, widow of Joseph Brubaker (who died in 1884), aged 81 years, 3 months, 21 days. Her affliction caused her great pains in the bowels, but she was fully resigned to the will of God by trusting for relief in a blessed sleep in Jesus. She was a quiet and peaceable sister in the Mennonite church, and leaves two daughters, Annie, wife of Jacob Wissler, and Lavina, wife of Abram Leahn; also two grandchildren and five great grandchildren (descendant of Annie) to mourn her departure, but still not as those without good hope. On the 2d of Feb her remains were taken to the burial ground at the Hess 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 J.H. Hess, C.S. Risser and J.B. Bucher. Text, Rev. 14:12,13.
"Weep not that my toils are over,
Weep not that my race is run;
God grant we may rest as calmly
When our work on earth is done.
Gone is mother to her home
On yonder blissful shore;
We miss thee here, but soon will come
Where thou hast gone before.
HAARER.-On the 16th of December 1893, at Shipshewana, Lagrange Co., Ind., of lung and spinal trouble, Martha Elizabeth, infant daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Haarer, aged 5 months and 1 day. Funeral sermon by Amos Cripe and Jacob Weaver.
"This lovely bud, so young, so fair,
Called hence by early doom,
Just came to show how sweet a flower
In Paradise could bloom.
Ere sin could harm or sorrow fade.
Death came with friendly care
The opening bud to heaven conveyed
And bade it blossom there."
RUTT.-On the 9th of Dec. 1893, at the home of her daughter, Elizabeth Greaser, in Cass Co., Mo., Mary, widow of Moses Rutt who died nearly fourteen years ago. Her age was nearly 86 years. Her remains were taken to her home in Wayne Co, Ohio, for burial. She was a member of the Mennonite church for many years. Services by Dan. S. Kauffman of Morgan Co., Mo., in English and Peter Zimmerman in German.
LANDIS.-On Feb. 12th 1894, in Upper Leacock Twp., Lanc. Co., Pa., very suddenly, of heart disease, Father Christian R. Landis, aged 80 years and 21 days. He had a severe attack of the grippe about the holidays, but had fully recovered. On Monday morning the 12th inst. he had a desire to go to Lancaster; the weather being moderate, he started on the 8 o'clock train. After attending to his duties in the city, he left on the 3.20 train for home, accompanied by his youngest son. In the meantime the weather became cold, with a north-east gale, and snowing pretty fast. After getting off the train at Heller's Station, they had about 300 yards to walk facing the wind, although Father Landis had an umbrella to protect him from the cold. But after returning home he pulled off his gloves, and seated himself on an arm chair, remarking, "This was too much for me." Shortly afterward, the children that were seated about him, noticed him becoming faint, and at once carried him to bed, where he expired with but a single gasp. Thanks be to God that father was permitted to reach home to die surrounded by his family. He leaves an aged widow, 4 sons and one daughter to mourn his departure, yet they mourn not as those who have no hope. His remains were laid to rest in the Stumptown graveyard on the 15th followed by an exceedingly large concourse of relatives and friends. He was a faithful member in the Mennonite church for many years, and will long be remembered for his consistant Christian life. His seat at the meeting was seldom vacant when health permitted. Funeral services were conducted by David Buckwalter and John K. Brubaker at the house, from Prov. 27:1, and by Joseph Wenger and Isaac Eby at the church from Rev. 22:12.
'Tis hard to part with thee, dear father,
We can only wonder why
Thou hast left us grieved and lonely,-
May we meet thee by and by.
Human hands have tried to serve thee,
Tender care was all in vain,
Holy angels came and bore thee
From this weary world of pain.
Father, thou art sweetly resting,
Cold may be this earthly tomb,
But the angels sweetly whispered,
Come and live with us at home. M.L. LANDIS
STRITE.-On January 13th, 1894, near Cearfoss, Washington
Co., Md., of a short illness, Sister Magdalena Strite (maiden
name Reiff), widow of the late John Strite, aged 71 years,
5 months and 5 days. Sister Strite was for many years a consistent
and beloved member of the Mennonite church at Reiff's. Two sons
and two daughters survive her, John and Christian both married,
and Eliza, wife of Pre. George Keener, and Mary who is unmarried
at home, all of whom are members of the Mennonite church. Funeral
took place on the 16th. Buried at the Reiff M.H., where a large
concourse of friends and relatives followed her to the grave.
Funeral services were conducted by the brethren John C. Miller
and Adam Baer of this place, and David Hostetler of Wayne Co,.
Ohio. Text, Isaiah 38:1, "Set thine house in order."
STAUFFER.-On Feb. 11, 1894, near Milford, Seward Co., Neb., of measles, Elisabeth, daughter of John L. and Barbara Stauffer, aged 9 years and 1 month. She was laid to rest on the 12th in the Fair View cemetery, west of Milford, Neb. Services by Joseph Rediger. Text, John 14:1-6, and by Joseph Schlegel from Luke 20:35-38.
YODER.-On the 8th of February 1894, near Foraker, Elkhart Co., Ind. of cancer, Abbie E. Yoder, (maiden name Suntheimer), aged 41 years, 10 months and 24 days. She was born near Ragersville, Tuscarawas Co., Ohio, March 14, 1852, came to Indiana and was united in matrimony to John J. Yoder in 1869. She was the mother of 4 children, 3 of whom with the father survive her. She was a member of the Amish Mennonite denomination. Funeral services were held at the Yellow Creek M.H. by Jas H. McGowen, from Gen. 3:19 closing remarks and prayer by Jacob Loucks.
RUPERT.-On the 5th of Feb, 1894, near Delphos, Ohio, of tumor in the stomach; sister Sidney Rupert, aged 67 years, 11 months and 2 days. She with her husband united with the Mennonite denomination in 1884 since which time she has been a faithful and consistent member, and as we believe an earnest devoted and humble follower of Jesus. As she saw death approaching she arranged everything for her funeral; earnestly admonishing her family to be ready for the coming of the Lord. At her request the hymn, "O sing to me of Heaven" was sung and she joined in singing the chorus, "There'll be no more sorrow there." She was another witness of the truth that "Tis religion must supply solid comforts when we die," and while her body was in great distress, she was rejoicing in the Spirit and requested that the hymn, "O how happy are they who their Savior obey" be sung. It is a blessed thought indeed that the family and friends need not mourn without hope, but can comfort themselves with the precious hope that when the Lord shall come with the trump of God; that mother will come forth from her grave with a glorified body and be with the Lord evermore. Buried on the 7th at the Pike M.H. where remarks were made by Andrew and J.M. Shenk from the text, "O death, where is thy sting?"
MULLENOUR.- On the 4th of February 1894, in Allen Co., Ohio, Mary, maiden name Sherrick, wife of Daniel Mullenour, aged 49 years, 10 months and 18 days. She had been in feeble health for several years, yet at the time of her death she seemed to be as well as usual. While sitting on her chair she suddenly expired without saying a word. A kind husband, 8 children, an aged mother and 4 brothers are left to mourn their loss. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite denomination for a number of years and seemed to have a living faith in her Redeemer. Buried on the 6th at the Salem M.H. Her funeral was largely attended. Funeral services by Moses Brenneman from Matt. 25:13, assisted by Andrew Shenk. May God comfort the mourning friends and may this sudden call bring forcibly to our minds the uncertainty of life and the great importance of being ready.
LIAS*.-On the 2d of Feb. 1894, near Needy, Clackamas
Co., Oregon, of lung fever, Bro. John Lias*, aged 44 years,
8 months and 5 ds. Bro. Lias* was a faithful Christian in the Amish
branch of our denomination. He leaves a widow and five children
to mourn his early death. Buried on the 4th in Miller's graveyard.
Funeral services by Jonas Kauffman and D.J. Kropf.
* Lias should be spelled Lais.
RUTH.-February 1, 1894, in Brown Twp., Mifflin Co., Pa., Mary Ruth, daughter of Israel T. and Fannie R. Zook.
THUT.-On the 4th of November, 1893, at the home of his
son, Peter Thut, near Bluffton, Allen Co., Ohio, Peter Thut,
aged 88 years, 1 month and 22 days. Buried on the 5th at the Ebenezer
M.H., where a large congregation assembled. Funeral services by
Benj. Diller from Phil. 1:20-30, and John Moser, from John 14:1-4,
18,19. Deceased was born in Canton Berne, Switzerland, emigrated
with his parents to America in his youth and at first settled
in Holmes Co., and later in Allen Co., on a farm near Bluffton,
where he has since resided. He was married to Elizabeth Burkholder,
and lived in matrimony 45 years and two days, and as widower over
15 years. Of his 6 children 3 survive,
of 16 grandchildren 12 remain, also 4 great grandchildren. He was a faithful and esteemed member of the Mennonite denomination since his youth.
STUTZMAN.-Magdalena Stutzman was born Oct. 5th, 1838, died Jan. 23d, 1894, aged 55 years, 3 months and 18 days. She leaves a husband, an aged father and two children to mourn their loss. She was a great sufferer for over one year, which she bore with Christian fortitude, always putting her trust in Jesus. Buried on the 25th in the Ludlow burying ground. Funeral services by John Warye in German and Abednego Miller in English. Text, John 11:25,26.
"Death hath borne you from us, mother,
And we take the last farewell
Of our dear and loving mother;
Why she's gone we cannot tell.
Thou wert all resigned and patient,
Willing all thy pain to bear;
For thy trust was placed in Jesus,
Who will all our sorrows share.
Dearest mother, we do miss thee,
When we see thy vacant chair;
When we look around to see thee
Naught but sorrow see we there.
Sweetly sleep, then, dearest mother,
Since our Savior thought it best
Earthly life to change for glory,
Cares and trials for sweeter rest.
We'll not murmur, tho' we miss thee,
Rest thee now from all thy care;
Soon we hope with wings celestial
To be borne thy joys to share."
BUCHER.-On the 3d of Feb., 1894, near Litiz, Lancaster Co., Pa., Joseph Bucher, aged 73 years, 8 months and 13 days. He was confined to bed eight days, without any pain, from a touch of paralysis at the heart and tongue. He was a faithful member in the Mennonite church for over fifty two years. He leaves an aged bereaved widow, four sons and four daughters, thirty-nine grandchildren and twenty two great grandchildren to mourn his departure, but still with a good hope to meet him in that happy home with Jesus. His remains were taken to the burial ground at Hess' meeting house on the 7th, where a very great number of friends and neighbors assembled to sympathize with the bereaved, and show their love and respect. Funeral services were conducted by B. Lehman, Bish. J.N. Brubaker and Bish. M. Rutt. Text, Psa. 37:37.
"Farewell, my wife so dear, farewell,
Adieu, farewell to thee;
Children and grandchildren, all,
Farewell, farewell, to you.
Our father is gone and we are left,
The loss of him to mourn;
But we may hope to meet with him,
With Christ before God's throne."
LIVINGSTON.-On the 29th of Jan., 1894, in Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., Pa., Harry, only child of Bro. Jacob and Sister -- Livingston, aged 3 months and 15 days. Buried on the 31st. at the Blough M.H. Funeral services by L.A. Blough and Samuel Gindlesperger from 1 Pet. 1:23,24.
STONER.-On the 4th of February, 1894, near Ephrata, Lancaster Co., Pa., of lagrippe, followed by nervous debility, Bro. Henry Stoner, aged 68 years, 5 months and 12 days. During the eight weeks of his suffering he renewed his covenant with God and the church which he felt he had broken some time before. He was a member of our denomination for many years. He leaves six sons to mourn his departure, but not without hope. On the 8th his remains were interred at Metzler's M.H., where a large number of friends and neighbors assembled to show their tribute of love and respect. Funeral services by J. Wenger, J.K. Brubaker and Elias Nolt. Text, 2 Tim. 4:6.
Transcribed by Jan Wilbur, Utah
PRE. JACOB H. FUNK
was a minister in the Mennonite church in Chester Co., Pa., for about thirty years. He was afflicted with gangrene for about eight years, and was the greater part of his time confined to his house. He passed peaceably and quietly away from earth to his reward on January 18, 1894, aged 68 years, 1 month and 25 days. His funeral took place on the 22d from his residence in East Vincent, Chester Co., Pa. Services were conducted by Bro. John Latshaw in English, prayer by Bro. Jacob B. Mensch in German in the presence of a crowded house.
Services at the M.H. were conducted in English by Jacob B. Hunsberger from the text "I am the resurrection and the life" followed by J.K. Brubaker from Lancaster Co. After the services the remains were consigned to the earth. The over-crowded house gave evidence that he was well remembered and highly esteemed.
Bro. Funk during his long and tedious affliction, often gave evidence of a desire to depart and be with Christ.
His one foot had been amputated between the ankle and knee joints; his other was minus all the toes.
He leaves a wife, three sons and three daughters and a number of grandchildren to mourn their loss, which we hope is his eternal gain. May the God of all comfort be with the family who so faithfully administered to his wants, and especially to the widowed mother and companion in life, who stood so faithfully and unflinchingly by his side during his affliction.
Bro. Funk once more on this last Christmas invited all his children and grandchildren home. It seemed a special impulse was telling him that this was his last opportunity to gather them together under the parental roof on such an occasion. He also invited the writer to e present in order to conduct a service appropriate to the occasion. He said to the family that this was perhaps the last time they would enjoy such an occasion together. In the afternoon a short Christmas service was held, which was greatly enjoyed by all.
This day will not soon be forgotten. Twenty-five days afterward he had passed away.
'Tis not the spirit that hath died,
'Tis but the mortal frame;
Then let our souls rejoice, be glad,
That we may meet again." JACOB B. HUNSBERGER.
YODER.-On Dec. 26, 1893, near Topeka (Hawpatch), Ind., Levi Yoder aged 51 yrs., 8 m., 3 days. He was an active member of the A.M. church at that place. Services at Maple Grove church by J. Kurtz and D.D. Miller, from 1 Cor. 15:26.
ZIMMERLY.-On February 14, 1894, near Orrville, Wayne
Co., Ohio, of kidney trouble, from which he suffered 3 weeks,
Bro. John Zimmerly, aged 77 y., 2 m., and 1 d. He was a
devout member of the Mennonite denomination, charitable and kind
in all his dealings and was highly esteemed by all. Bro. Zimmerly
was born Dec. 13, 1816; lived in matrimony 37 y., 4 m., and father
of 10 children. Of his 10 children one preceded him. He had the
privilege of being with them till 8 were members of the same church,
the youngest son confessed his Savior Feb. 25, 1894. Sister Zimmerly,
widow of the deceased has been sick since New Year, but was not
confined to bed till Friday Jan. 25, when both of them took their
bed. At this writing Sister Zimmerly is some better, but not able
to be up. Bro. Zimmerly lived a devoted Christian life having
a kind word for everybody. His aim being to live at peace with
all men. During his sickness he was greatly resigned to the will
of God, often expressing a willingness to leave this world, saying
he was ready to go. He had no desire for medicine and would have
no doctor. His remains were laid to rest in the Crownkill cemetery
on the 16th, followed by a large concourse of relatives and friends.
Funeral services were conducted by Bish. Jacob Nusbaum and J.K.
Yoder in German and Bro. Adam Brenneman in English. Text, Heb.
MAST.-On the 16th of Feb. 1894, near Wayland, Henry Co., Iowa, of rheumatic fever, Joseph, son of Joseph (deceased) and Fanny Mast, at the age of 14 yrs., 6 mo., 18 days. He was sick only a few days. He is missed very much in the family, for he was an obedient boy. He was an exception to the majority at his age and was loved by all. Buried on the 18th. Funeral services by D. Graber, C.R. and Sebastian Gerig. Text, Luke 7:10.
MARHOFER.-On the 19th of Feb. 1894, near Windom, Kansas,
Alvin, son of Valentine and Malinda,* Marhofer, aged 8 y.,
3 m., 23 d. Services by John Zimmerman in German from Mark 10:13-16
and by S.C. Miller in English from Eccl. 4:9,10.
*Transcriber's note: Typed as printed.
BRUBACHER.-On the 19th of February 1894, near May City, Iowa, of an affection of the liver, sister Veronica, maiden name Eby, aged 77 y., 8 m., 18 d. Buried on the 21st. Although she was sick only 4 days she suffered severely, but bore it all patiently and with full resignation to God's will.
BOCK.-In Blenheim township, Oxford Co., Ontario, Dessiabell, only daughter of Addison and Magdalena Bock, died Feb. 1, 1894. Buried at the Blenheim M.H. on the 3d. Funeral services by Noah Stauffer.
MICHAEL.-Margaret C. Michael was born Oct. 1, 1881; died Feb. 18, 1894, aged 12 years, 4 months, 17 days. Buried on the 21 in Bertie in Welland county, Ont. Margaret was at times in great pain, but was resigned to God's will, and admonished her brothers and sisters to give their hearts to God and live for Him and meet her in heaven, and gave them all good bye with this promise from all the brothers and sisters. Funeral conducted by Noah Stauffer. Text, John 14:4.
STAUFFER.-On September 3, 1893, at Milford, Seward Co., Nebr., Anna, daughter of Jacob and Phebe Stauffer, aged 12 y., 6 m., 28 d. Her sickness was consumption. She left father, mother and two brothers and two sisters to mourn her departure. Funeral services by Joseph Schlegel and Joseph Gascho.
BURKEY.-On the 17th of Feb. 1894, at Milford, Seward Co., Nebr., Catharine, maiden name Zehr, wife of Solomon Burkey, age 32 y., 2 m. Her sickness was sick headache and lagrippe. She was sick only 3 days. She was laid to rest on the 19th in the Fair View cemetery. She leaves a husband and five children to mourn her departure. Funeral services by J. Gascho, text, Matt. 18:2,3, and J. Schlegel, text, John 5:24,25.
YODER.-Elizabeth Hartzler was born in Mifflin Co., Penna., Sept. 15, 1826; died in Lagrange Co., Ind., Feb. 6, 1894, aged 67 y., 3 m., and 23 d. When she was eight years old she moved with her parents to Fairfield Co., Ohio, where she lived until her marriage with Gideon Yoder, Aug. 33, 1848. They moved at once to Elkhart Co., Ind., and three years later became residents of the Haw Patch, which has been their home ever since. Sister Yoder leaves her husband, five children, and a large circle of relatives and friends. She united with the church in 1843, and has lived a faithful Christian ever since. Funeral services by J.W. Haggerty and J. Kurtz.
YODER.-Feb. 17, 1894, of paralysis, Jacob Y. Yoder near Summit Mills, Somerset Co, Pa., aged 75 years, 8 months and 25 days. Funeral services by Bish. Joel Miller, from Rev. 14:13.
BARE.-On the 18th of February 1894, in Harrison township,
Elkhart county, Ind., Nettie May Bare, child of John and
-- Bare, aged 8 months and 24 days. Tis was a severe affliction
for the bereaved parents to give up there* only child, but we
believe it was that kind Father which knows all things best, that
has called dear Nettie May to Himself while yet so young and undefiled.
May the Lord's will be done, we looking to Jesus for comfort and
trusting in Him for salvation. Buried at Yellow Creek. Funeral
service by John Angelmyer and Noah Metzler. Text, Isa. 5:4-6.
*Transcriber's note: Typed as printed.
WENGER.-February 25, 1894, of cancer, near Manheim, Lan. Co., Pa., Sister Susan, wife of Joseph Wenger, aged 59 y., 1 m., 2 d. Funeral on the 28th. Text, Phil. 1:21. Buried in the "Wenger" family graveyard. A husband and six children mourn her departure. Sister Wenger was a faithful member of the Mennonite church. Peace to her ashes.
FLORY.-February 24, 1894, suddenly of cancerous affection, at the home of her son-in-law, Bro. Christian Snyder, in Donegal, Lan Co., Pa., Sister Elizabeth Flory, widow, aged 67 y., 8 m., 5 d. Funeral on the 27th. Text, Matt. 24:42. Buried at Graybill's meeting house. Sister Flory was a faithful Christian. May the Lord comfort the bereft family.
YODER.-On Feb. 23, 1894, in Lagrange,* Co., Ind., of
lagrippe and lung trouble Simon Yoder, aged 45 years, 9
months, 3 days. Services on the 25th, at the Shore M.H., where
a very large concourse of people gathered, by D.D. Miller in English
and Eli Miller in German. Bro. Yoder was a faithful member of
the A.M. church. Though he lived quite a distance from the church,
yet he was nearly always present. He will be greatly missed in
the church as well as home. But our loss is his gain.
*Transcriber's note: Typed as printed.
HERTZLER.-On the 21st of November 1893, near Morgantown, Pa., Barbara Hertzler, (maiden name Mast), widow of Daniel Hertzler who died 18 years ago. She was aged 74 y., 5 m., 17 days. Funeral services by Christian and Gideon Stoltzus from Rev. 14:12,13. She was a member of the Amish Mennonite church. She had been blind for more than 12 years. One son and one daughter survive her.
"How many wants in early life
My mother dear supplied
For me while sleeping in her arms,
And playing by her side.
Things will change as time moves on,
She soon grew old and blind;
And I in turn then took the hand
That oft had held to mine.
Side by side we often walked,
Holding each others hand,
But now she's gone, I hope she's safe
In Canaan's happy land.
We'll trust the precious promises
God in His word has given;
And hope these long closed eyes of hers
Are open now in heaven.
LIZZIE M. KURTZ
GINGRICH.-On the 16th of January 1894, in Preston, Waterloo county, Ontario of appoplexy, Joseph Gingrich, aged 70 years, 4 months, and 30 days. Buried on the 19th at Hagey's meeting house. He leaves a sorrowing wife, 2 sons and 2 daughters to mourn his departure. Funeral services by J. Edmunds in English, and Jacob B. Gingrich in German, from 1 Sam. 20:3 and Psalm 39:5 in German. Peace to his ashes.
LEHMAN.-December 21, 1893, in Canton, Ohio, after a brief illness, Abraham E. Lehman, aged 87 yrs., 8 mos., 3 days. Buried December 24th in the Rowland graveyard. Funeral services by Michael Horst from 2 Tim. 4:6-8. Bro. Lehman leaves a widow and five children. He was a faithful member of the church.
GEORGE.-On Feb. 26, 1894 at his home near Ladd, Va., of cancer of the stomach, Bro Jacob C. George, aged 65 years, 1 month, and 5 days. He leaves a wife and one daughter to mourn their loss, yet they need not mourn as those that have no hope. Interment on the 28th at Spring Dale church where services were held by J. Martin, A.P. Heatwole and E.C. Shenk from Col 1:3-5, to a large congregation assembled to pay the last tribute of respect to the beloved brother. May the Lord comfort the wife and daughter in this their bereavement.
SHENK.-February 14, 1894, in Salunga, Lan. Co., Pa., of general debility, Mary, wife of Henry Shenk, aged 71 y., 24 d. Funeral on the 17th. Text, John 19:30. Buried at the Landisville meeting house. A husband, one son and one daughter mourn the departure of the dear mother. Many friends assembled to pay a tribute of respect for the deceased.
BOMBERGER.-February 17th, 1894, near Manheim, Lan. Co., Pa., Sister Susan, wife of Bro. David B. Bomberger, aged 53 y., 9 m., 24 d. Funeral on the 21st. Text, Rev. 14:13. Buried at Kauffman's meeting house. A husband and four daughters mourn her departure. Sister Bomberger was a faithful member of the church. A large congregation assembled as a token of respect for the beloved sister.
WEAVER.-On Jan. 4, 1894, at Shipshewana, Ind., Mary Ann (Shrock) Weaver, aged 42 y., 4 m., 1 d. Buried Jan. 7. Services at the M.E. church, Shipshewana, by Rev. Murray and D.D. Miller. She was a member of the Amish Mennonite church.
YODER.-On the 28th of Feb. 1894, near Middlebury, Ind., of lung fever, Jonas Yoder, aged 35 yrs., 9 months, 12 days. He leaves a wife and five children. Buried March 2d. Services at "Griner church" by J.M. Dustman in English and D.D. Miller in German, from Heb. 9:27. He was a member of the Lutheran church.
KELLER.-In the Sycamore church, Cass Co., Mo., Feb. 26, 1894, Magdalena Keller, aged 75 years, 11 months, 18 days. She had been sick a short time, and bore her suffering with patience. She was a faithful member of the Amish church for sixty-three years. She was born in Alsace, France, in 1818. She and her husband, who preceded her to the spirit world nearly two years ago, emigrated from Germany thirty-nine years ago. She leaves one son and four daughters to mourn their loss. She had twenty-four grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Funeral services at the Clearfork church by W.H. Miller of the Dunkard church and Bro. P. Zimmerman.
NICKEY.-March 2d 1894, at the home of Jos. H. Byler, near Belleville, Pa., John B. Nichey, aged 84 years. The deceased was for many years a school teacher. His pupils, by the hundred, are scattered over Pennsylvania, Ohio and the far West. He was for many years a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, but age, experience, and a wide acquaintance among people of different denominations had rubbed of the sharp angles of sectarianism and made him feel well at home in our church and among our people. He had his faults, but seemed concerned deeply to be found in the end a child of God. His funeral was very largely attended by people of every denomination in the community and much respect was shown to the memory of the dear old crippled school master. The services were conducted by Pre. Comp, and appropriate remarks were made by Pre. J.S. Coffman and Pre. Bergen.
BOSHART.-On the 31st of January, 1894, Mary, daughter of John and Barbara Boshart, aged 2 years, 10 months and 1 day. Parents, three brothers and two sisters mourn her early death. The family live in Holt Co., Neb., and brought the remains to Milford, Seward Co., Neb., for burial in the Fairview cemetery. Funeral services by Jacob Stauffer from Psa. 103:13, and Joseph Rediger from Mark 10:13.
Transcribed by Jan Wilbur, Utah