Herald of Truth Obituaries - September, 1895

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HERALD OF TRUTH , Vol. XXXII, No. 17, September 1, 1895, p. 270, 271.

RESSLER. ­ April 20th 1895, in Lancaster county, Penna., of a complication of diseases, due to old age, Bro. Martin B. Ressler, aged 78 years, 4 months and 2 days. Funeral services on the 20th by Bish. Isaac Eby and Elias Groff.

ROYER. ­ On the 12th of August 1895, in Sterling, Ill., of heart failure, George M. Royer, aged 62 years, 6 months and 15 days. This sudden death caused a profound sensation in the city, as it was supposed by many of his acquaintances that he was in good health. He was down town Monday, greeting his friends in his usual cordial manner, and up to the hour of his death gave no evidence that dissolution was so near. The fatal stroke come over him suddenly as he sat in his chair at 7.15 o'clock in the evening. Sister Royer and family have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community. The funeral was held Wednesday August 14th at 1 30 o'clock at the residence, conducted by E. Brown, and at 3 o'clock at the Mennonite Church near Sterling, conducted by Philip Nice, where a large concourse of people had gathered to pay the last token of respect to a man that was universally respected and esteemed. He was of quiet demeanor, upright, honest and fair with his fellowmen in all his dealings, and as husband and father, friend and citizen he was esteemed for his many good traits of character.

GODSHALL. ­ On the 5th of August 1895, at Deep Run, Bedminster Twp., Bucks Co., Pa., of dropsy of the heart, Susanna, wife of Pre. Samuel Godshall, aged 74 years and 9 months. Her remains were interred in the old Mennonite burying-ground near her residence, where a large audience assembled to pay their last tribute of respect to one so much esteemed. She bore her sufferings with Christian fortitude. Text by Josiah Clemmer and Michael Meyers, from Ps. 31: 5 "Into thine hand I commit my spirit." Etc. Bro. Godshall has had experiences during his life which are indeed rare. He lived with his first wife about 20 years. They had 9 children. His wife died suddenly and unexpected, leaving him alone with a family of small children, to struggle on through life as best he could. During this time his family was attacked with diphtheria, and in a short time 4 of the children were laid beside their mother in the graveyard. In later years he married as his second wife, Susanna Yoder, widow of Abraham Yoder, with whom he lived nearly 30 years. During this time four more of his children died, three of whom left families. One died single, leaving but one child, a son who resides with his aged father on the old homestead.

When family circles break,
It certainly causes tears;
Where Jesus is the corner stone,
He drives away all fears

Chorus.-Yes, on the other shore
Behold the open door,
Where Jesus stands with out stretched hands,
To join the blood washed band.

In this our aged brother
Stood on the walls of Zion,
Proclaimed the same to his and others,
Come join the band of Christ.

When thus we see that shore,
Behold our loved ones there,
It causes us a longing for
To meet them over there. ­K.

FRETZ. ­ On the 8th of Aug. 1895, at Wilmot, Holmes Co., Ohio, Nancy Fretz, wife of Andrew Fretz (maiden name Shank), aged 84 years and 19 days. Funeral on the 10th at the Longanecker M. H. Services by Van. Shoup, D. Hostetler and A. H. Brenneman, from Rev. 21st chapter first clause of 23d verse.

STUCKY. ­ On the 13th of August 1895 in Colfax, McLean Co., Ill., of diarrhea, Barbara (Strubhar) Stucky, aged 61 years and 5 months. She leaves a deeply sorrowing husband, 5 sons, 4 daughters and 4 grandchildren to mourn her death. Her remains were laid to rest on the 16th at the Danvers M. H. Funeral services in German and English by John Stahley, Joseph King and Peter Schantz, and at the grave by Peter E. Stucky of Kearney, Neb. Sister Stucky was born in France, came to America in 1855, was married in 1856 to John Stucky and has lived in this neighborhood since. ­JOSEPH STUCKY.

STAUFFER. ­ On the 22d of July 1895, in Chicago, Ill., of paralysis of the heart, Charlotte, wife of Nelson Stauffer, and daughter of Joseph H. Moyer of Lincoln Co., aged about 32 years. She was sick only about half an hour, and was dead before the doctor could reach her. She leaves a sorrowing husband and 2 children to mourn their loss. She was brought to her former home in Lincoln Co., Ont., and the burial took place on the 25th at the Mountain Church in the presence of a large number of friends and relatives. Funeral services by Noah Stauffer and J. F. Rittenhouse. Let us all take warning at such unexpected calls of the Master as this vicinity has had lately, and become sensible of the fact that when He calls we must submit. The father of the deceased is confined to the house with a broken leg. In going down hill with the horse hitched to a sulky rake, something gave way and the horse kicking and running away kicked him on the leg and broke it badly. The sufferer is doing well now.

WALTER. ­ On the 9th of August 1895, near Nappanee, Ind., of the infirmities of old age, Elizabeth Hartman, widow of Justus Walter who died some 26 years ago, aged 79 years, 6 months and 13 days. She was born on the 26th of January 1816, in Oberkaufen, near Hesse Cassel, Germany. She was raised in the Reformed church, but after coming to America she united with the Mennonite church and has been a faithful member of the same for over 30 years. She was buried in the afternoon of the 11th. Services were conducted at the Brick Dunker M. H. by J. S. Lehman and J. F. Funk, from Matt. 20: 8. "Call the laborers and give them their hire." She leaves a number of children and grand and great-grandchildren to mourn her death. Peace to her ashes.

Death has robbed us of our mother,
Whom we loved and cherished dear,
It was mother, yes, dear mother,
Can we help but shed a tear?

Yes we miss her, oh we miss her
When we see her vacant chair,
And how sad the room without her,
For there is no mother there.

Mother's work on earth is ended,
Faithfully the cross she bore;
Now her loving soul's ascended
Over to fair Canaan's shore.

She had children, six in number,
That are left to mourn for her;
And in our aching hearts we know
We have no mother now. ­Selected by her daughter Elisabeth Yoder.

ESHLEMAN. ­ On the 25th of June 1895, at Clarence Centre, Erie Co., N. Y., Mrs. Jacob Eshleman (daughter of the late Bishop Anthony Rhodes), aged 82 years, 2 months and 1 day. Sister Eshleman suffered severely since last November, but bore all with Christian fortitude. She was a devoted member of the "River Brethren" church. On the 27th the remains were laid to rest in the Clarence Center cemetery. The services were conducted by George Detwiler and Jacob Krehbiel, based on Rev. 14: 13.

WITMER. ­ On July 25, 1895, at Lockport, Niagara Co., N. Y., Abraham Witmer, aged 86 years, 7 months and 7 days. Bro. Witmer had been a great sufferer with rheumatism for about thirty years, getting about with the help of a crutch and cane. Of late, dropsy with other difficulties set in and hastened his death. He bore his afflictions with Christian fortitude, praising God, and longing for redemption. On the 27th after a short devotional service at the house, the funeral went by rail to the Christian Church at the Suspension Bridge, where the services were continued by Jacob Krehbiel, based on the word of God found in 2 Cor. 4: 17, 18, assisted at the church by F. W. Norton, after which the remains were taken to "Leibs cemetery" for burial, near Bro. Witmer's old home.

SANDERS. ­ Aug. 8th 1895, near Sterling, Ill., Irene Sanders, infant daughter of James and Mary Sanders, aged 9 months and 5 days. Little Irene was taken with cholera infantum at 11 30 o'clock in the night and died at 8 A.M. in the morning. Buried on the 9th in the Mennonite graveyard near Sterling where services were held by Philip Nice.

"Safe in the arms of Jesus,
Safe on His gentle breast,
There by His love o'er shadowed,
Sweetly my soul shall rest;
Hark 'tis the voice of angels,
Borne in a song to me,
Over the fields of glory,
Over the Jasper sea."

GROSS. ­ On the 13th of August 1895, in Buckingham, Bucks Co., Pa., Bishop Samuel Gross, aged 56 years, 5 months and some days. On the 17th his remains were interred in the Doylestown Mennonite burying ground. Bro. Gross had been apparently well within a short time of his death. On the 12th he attended harvest meeting and spoke very eloquently and appropriately on the occasion. On the day of his death he seemed as well as usual until he was attacked with heart failure, and died in a few minutes. Pre. Samuel Godshall spoke appropriate words at the house. Andrew Mack, Josiah Clemmer and Pre. Seipel spoke at the meeting house. Text, 1 Sam. 25: 1. Bro. Gross had labored as minister of the Gospel for twenty-nine years, and as bishop thirteen years. He leaves 4 sons and 2 daughters to mourn his departure, his wife and 2 children had gone home before him. A large concourse of friends gathered at the funeral to pay their last respect to the deceased. There were probably never before as many people together at the Doylestown church as on this occasion. Peace to his ashes.

Oh! How we miss his admonitions,
Whene'er we meet to worship God;
His place is vacant in our church
As well as other paths he trod.

May God in mercy bless our meetings,
And may He this our loss replace,
With servants who with willing minds,
Shall preach the word of truth and grace.

KINSINGER ­ On the 9th of August 1895, in Woodford Co., Ill., of the infirmities of old age, Magdalena Kinsinger, maiden name Naffziger, aged 77 years, 8 days. Her husband died just six weeks previously. Her remains were laid to rest in Imhoff's graveyard beside her husband. Funeral services in the North Danvers Mennonite M. H. by Chr. Guengrich, Jno. Kingsinger, Val. Strubhar, and Joseph Stucky. She leaves 11 children, 49 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

NAFFZIGER. ­ On the 11th of August 1895, in Stanford, McLean Co., Ill., of the infirmities of old age, Elisabeth Naffziger, aged 83 years, 11 months and 17 days. She leaves 2 children, 14 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren. She was born in Germany. Her remains were laid to rest in Danvers graveyard on the 13th. Funeral services in the German Lutheran church by Chr. Guengrich and Jno. Kinsinger in German and by Pre. Lawrence in English, assisted by Pre. Tilki and Joseph Stuckey.

GORTNER. ­ On the 4th of August 1895, in Lancaster, Schuyler Co., Mo., of stomach and heart trouble, Pre. Christian Gortner, aged 60 years and 2 months. He was born June 4th 1835 near New Hamburg, Ontario, and was married three times. His third wife and seven children, also nine grandchildren survive him. He was buried on the 6th in the churchyard. Many followed the remains to the grave. During his sufferings his constant desire was to depart and be with Christ. The funeral services were conducted by David Kropf, from Matt. 16: 24 and Rev. 14: 13.

CULP. ­ In Olive Twp., Elkhart Co., Ind., on the 13th of August 1895, Mary E. Weaver, wife of David S. Culp, aged 40 years, 2 months and 2 days. Her infant child, 4 days old, died in the morning of the same day. She was buried at Yellow Creek M. H. on the 15th. Services by Christian Shaum, Amos Mumaw and J. S. Lehman. She leaves a sorrowing husband and 6 children to mourn her sudden death, but they mourn not without hope. May God comfort the sorrowing ones and kindly lead them by the still waters and to the green pastures of eternal life.

MOYER. ­ On the 8th of August 1895, in Harrison Twp., Elkhart Co., Ind., of paralysis, Catharine Beutler, widow of the late John Moyer, who died some 17 years ago, aged 83 years, 2 months 26 days. She was born in Bavaria on the Rhine, and united with the Mennonite church in her native country. She was married to John Moyer as his second wife, and leaves one son with a number of step-children to mourn her death. In a conversation on the subject of religion, some days before her death she said, "There is nothing in the way, everything looks bright before me." She was buried on the 11th. Services by N. Metzler, J. Loucks and J. F. Funk, from 2 Tim. 6: 6 ­ 8. May God comfort the bereaved.

BRENNEMAN. ­ On the 9th of August 1895, near Elida, Allen Co., Ohio, Beulah Ann, infant daughter of A. J. and Nancy Brenneman, aged 7 months and 26 days. Though little Beulah was a sweet and lovely child, yet the parents feel to say in the language of the poet:

"Dear Beulah, though thy smile was fair,
Thy loving eye so bright,
Because thy loving cradle-care
Was such a dear delight;

Shall mortal love, with weak embrace,
Thy upward wing detain?
No! gentle angel, seek thy place
Amid the cherub train.

NAFZINGER. ­ On the 15th of August 1895, in Henry Co., Ohio, of dropsy, Bro. Jacob Nafzinger, aged 75 years and 20 days. He had to suffer much, but bore it all patiently, longing to depart and be at home with Christ. He leaves a wife and 8 children to mourn. Burial on the 17th. Funeral services by Joseph Egly and Daniel Rupp, from 2 Cor. 5: 1 ­ 10.

MISHLER. ­ On the 6th of May 1895, in Elkhart Co., Ind., of diphtheria, Bertha, daughter of James B. and Anna Mishler, aged 2 years, 3 months and 14 days. On account of the contagious character of the disease the funeral services were postponed until the 18th of August. Services were conducted at the Salem M. H. by Noah Metzler and J. S. Lehman, from Mark 10: 14.

YODER. ­ On July 29th 1895, near Shipshewana, Ind., of consumption, Fannie Yoder, aged 17 years, 3 months and 21 days. She accepted Christ as her Saviour when 15 years old and united with the Amish Mennonite Church, and remained faithful to the end. It affords much comfort to her mother to know that Fannie had the assurance of the life which is in Christ Jesus. Services by D. D. Miller and D. J. Johns, from Prov. 27: 1.

BOOTH. ­ On the 19th of August 1895, in Elkhart Co., Indiana, of the infirmities of old age, Bro. William H. Booth, aged 90 years, 4 months and 5 days. He had many trials and afflictions to contend with during his life time, but bore them with a quiet resignation to the Divine will. We trust he has found a place of rest in the home of God's people. He leaves a son and daughter to mourn his death.

HOSTETLER. ­ On the 25th of July 1895, near Shipshewana, Ind., of consumption, Maria, wife of Esaias Hostetler, aged 72 years, 7 months and 5 days. Sister Hostetler was weakly for a number of years and was confined to her bed about 5 months. She bore all her trials patiently, desiring to be absent from the body and present with the Lord. Buried on the 27th. Services at the Pleasant Valley M. H., by Yost C. Miller and D. J. Johns, from 2 Tim. 4: 6 ­ 8.

*Transcribed by Terri Harper, Utah


HERALD OF TRUTH , Vol. XXXII, No. 18, September 15, 1895, p. 286, 287

. ­ On the 15th of August 1895, in Harleysville, Montgomery Co., Pa., of typhoid fever, Sister Anna, wife of Bro. Isaac Derstein, and daughter of Pre. Henry Bauer, aged 20 years, 5 months and 10 days. Buried on the 19th in the Salford Mennonite graveyard. Funeral services to a large concourse of relatives and friends by Josiah Clemmer, Andrew Mack and Jacob Moyer. Her husband and a large circle of relatives mourn her early death, yet not as those who have no hope.

YODER. ­ Catherine Yoder, daughter of Isaac and Barbara Plank, was born in Mifflin Co., Pa., October 13th, 1830, and died August 16th, 1895, aged 64 years, 10 months and 3 days. She united with the church of her choice in her nineteenth year, and remained faithful to the end. She was married to Christian K. Yoder, January 29, 1850. In 1855 they moved from their native state to Wayne County, Ohio, where they resided until 1871, when they removed to their present home in Logan County, west of West Liberty. Eleven children were born to this union, ten of whom are living, and were permitted to be at the bedside of their mother, and comfort her in her last sickness. Her grandchildren number twenty-nine, two of whom have gone before. In the death of our beloved sister, the church loses an earnest and regular attendant at the church services; the community, especially the needy, the sick and afflicted, a friend indeed; but above all, the family lose a beloved wife, mother and grandmother. May God bless them in their sad bereavement.

"Though we may mourn
Those in life the dearest,
They shall return,
Christ, when Thou appearest:
Soon shall Thy voice
Comfort those now weeping,
Bidding rejoice
All in Jesus sleeping."

Funeral services were held at the South Union church, on the 18th, where nearly one thousand people were present to pay the last tribute of respect to the deceased. The services were conducted by David Plank, in German, and Abednego Miller, in English. Interment in the South Union cemetery. ­D. P.

KREIDER. ­ August 7th 1895, near Erisman's meeting house, Bro. Jacob N., youngest son of Bro. and Sister John Kreider, aged 24 years, 11 months and 13 days. Funeral on the 10th. Texts, Prov. 27: 1 and Rev. 22: 12. Buried at Petersburg meeting house. An immense concourse of people assembled to sympathize with the bereft family. A sorrowing widow, parents, one brother and a large circle of friends mourn his sudden death. Bro. Kreider was hauling stone with a four horse team. On the way home the team ran away. He tried to stop them, but was so badly hurt that he died about two hours after the accident. May the good Lord comfort the dear widow and the parents and the brother.

MOYER. ­ August 21st 1895, near Risser's meeting house, after a lingering sickness, Sister Elizabeth Moyer, widow, aged 66 years, 11 months and 12 days. Funeral on the 25th. Text, Rev. 7: 16, 17. Buried at the family graveyard. Sister Moyer was a consistent Christian. She leaves 2 sons and 2 daughters to mourn her departure.

DANN. ­ On the 3d of September 1895, near Saybrook, McLean Co., Ill., Sister Jacobina Dann, maiden name Stalter, aged 63 years, 10 months and 11 days. She was born in Monbijon, Rhenish Bavaria, Germany. She leaves her husband, one son and two daughters; two daughters and three sons preceded her. Buried on the 5th in Greenwood cemetery. Funeral services by Andrew Wrerckler, Michael Kinsinger and Pre. Schrag from Psa. 90: 10 and Rev. 14: 13. Sister Dann was a faithful member of the church, and was greatly esteemed by a large circle of friends.

WARD. ­ On the 14th of August 1895, in Newport, Perry Co., Pa., Daniel Ward, aged 75 years, 7 months and 25 days. Bro. Ward and a friend of his left Newport to go to New Bloomfield; the horse became frightened and began to kick, striking Bro. Ward on the leg breaking it at the ankle, causing his death two weeks later. Buried in Foutz Valley in the United Brethren graveyard. Bro. Ward was a member of the Old Mennonite church for many years. He leaves 5 sons and 3 daughters to mourn their loss. Services by William Graybill. Text, Psalm 34: 17.

QUIER ­ On the 24th of August 1895, at the residence of his son Michael, on St. Joe Street, Elkhart, Ind., after many years of patient suffering of rheumatism and other troubles, Bro. David Quier, aged 80 years, 10 months and 20 days. His posterity numbers 12 children ­ 5 living ­ 25 grandchildren ­ 21 living ­ and 13 great grandchildren ­ 12 living. Bro. Quier was for many years unable to walk and had to be moved about in a wheel chair, and in this way he used to attend the meetings as regularly as health and weather permitted. His sufferings were at times excruciating, but he was a model of patience and his trust in God was unwavering, and he looked with joy to the time when his soul should be freed from its poor palsied temple of clay. Buried on the 26th in the new graveyard south of town. Funeral services by J. S. Lehman and S. F. Coffman. Text, Micah 2: 10.

GARLAND. ­ At Altoona, Pa., on the 16th of August 1895, the bright little babe of R. L. and Katie Garland died of cholera infantum, at the early age of 8 months and 24 days. He was a great sufferer while sick and all that human hands could do to relieve him seemed of no avail, and while we bow beneath the rod of God's mercy, we remember Him as the one too good to do wrong and too wise to err. Text, part of the 90th Psalm. Buried at Harrisburg, Pa. Services by the Methodist minister of Altoona.

Such a little break in the sod,
So tiny to be a grave!
Oh, how can I render so soon to God
The beautiful gift He gave?

Must I put you away, my pet,
My tender bud unblown,
With the dew of the morning upon you yet,
And your blossom all unshown?

For the precious mother name,
And the touch of the little hand,
O! and I so very much to blame
If I shrink from the sore demand?

Escaped are its thorns and harms;
The only path he has trod
Is that which leads from the mother's arms
Into the arms of God? ­ MRS. J. G. ESHLEMAN.

BRAND. ­ On the 18th of November 1894, in Lebanon Co., Pa., of dropsy, Sister Brand, wife of Jacob S. Brand, aged 75 years, 10 months and 17 days. Funeral text, Matt. 20: 6.

AUTRICH. ­ On the 27th of February 1895, in Lancaster Co., Pa., Jacob Autrich, aged 7 years, 3 months and 26 days. Funeral text, Psa. 50: 1.

HALDIMAN. ­ On the 16th of March 1895, in Lancaster Co., Pa., Harry, son of Bro. Peter Haldiman, aged 1 year, 1 month and 17 days. Buried at Risser's meeting house. Funeral text, Mark 10: 14.

HESS. ­ On the 14th of April 1895, in Elizabethtown, Lancaster Co., Pa., Bro. Martin Hess, aged 65 years, 8 months and 25 days. Buried in the Greentree cemetery. Funeral text, Heb. 4: 9.

GREINER. ­ On the 21st of April 1895, in Lebanon Co., Pa., of consumption, Annie, wife of Reuben Greiner, aged 26 years, 8 months and 17 days. During her sickness she felt the need of a change of heart, and in true repentance and prayer she found rest in Jesus. She was received into membership by baptism. Funeral text, Luke 8: 52.

GINGRICH. ­ On the 1st of June 1895, in Lebanon Co., Pa., widow of Bish. Isaac Gingrich, aged 77 years, 2 months and 18 days. She was a pillar in the church, and a faithful attendant at the services, and we mourn for her not as those who have no hope. Buried at Gingrich's meeting house. Funeral text, Rev. 7: 16, 17.

HUNSBERGER. ­ On the 10th of August 1895, in Lebanon Co., Pa., of gravel, Bro. ____ Hunsberger of the River Brethren denomination, aged 62 years. He leaves a wife and one daughter. Buried at Stauffer's M. H. in Dauphin Co.

OBERLIN. ­ August 24th 1895, near Shoeneck, Lancaster Co., Pa., after a lingering sickness, Sister Magdalena Oberlin, widow, aged 58 years and 8 months. Funeral on the 28th. Text, 1 Thess. 4: 13 ­ 18. Buried at the Shoeneck M. H. A large congregation assembled as a token of respect for the departed sister and to sympathize with the bereft family.

STAUFFER. ­ August 9th 1895, near Maytown, Lancaster Co., Pa., Bro. Samuel K. Stauffer, aged 81 years, 10 months and 28 days. Funeral on the 12th. Text, 2 Cor. 5: 1. Buried at Bassler's meeting house. Bro. Stauffer was a faithful Christian.

HORST. ­ On the 12th of August 1895, near Chambersburg, Pa., Bro. Levi Horst, of heart failure superinduced by typhoid fever, aged 75 years, 3 months and 24 days. Buried on the 15th at the Chambersburg meeting house where funeral services were held by P. H. Parret and Peter Wadle of this place and Henry Weaver of Cumberland Co., Pa., from Matt. 24: 44. "Therefore be ye also ready, for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh."

MILLER. ­ On the 11th of August 1895, near Hooversville, Somerset Co., Pa., Emma Jane Miller, aged 13 years, 2 months and 6 days. She was buried on the 12th in the Thomas Mennonite graveyard. Funeral services by Pre. Buffinton, L. A. Blough and Samuel Gindlesperger. She suffered for several months of spinal disease, but she is now free from these earthly sufferings and we hope she is enjoying heavenly rest.

SHELLY. ­ On the 16th of April 1895, in Rapho, Lancaster Co., Pa., Amanda, wife of Benjamin Shelly, aged 21 years and 26 days. Buried in Mastersonville cemetery. Funeral text, Isa. 55: 8, 9.

SIVERLING. ­ July 23d 1895, at Pleasant View, Lancaster Co., Pa., Milton H., infant son of Martin and Ellen Siverling, aged 4 months and 8 days. Funeral on the 25th. Text, Rev. 3: 20. Buried at Erb's M. H.

BRUBACHER. ­ August 6th 1895, near Brickerville, Lancaster Co., Pa., Bro. Benjamin B., eldest son of Bro. and Sister Abraham Brubacher, aged 22 years, 11 months and 28 days. Funeral on the 8th. Text, Ecclesiastes 12: 1. Buried at Hammer Creek meeting house. A large congregation assembled to sympathize with the bereft family. Bro. Brubacher embraced religion in his sickness and was baptized the last day of his life. This is again a loud call and solemn warning to the young people.

YODER. ­ On the 27th of August 1895, near West Liberty, Ohio, after a protracted illness of dropsy, Bro. Jonathan P. Yoder, aged 66 years, 6 months and 1 day. The deceased was born in Mifflin Co., Pa., and came with his parents to Ohio in 1845, where he has since resided. Dec. 30, 1852 he was married to Anna Sharp, who survives him. To this union were born 8 children, of whom 3 sons and 4 daughters are living. Bro. Yoder and family resided continuously in Logan Co. with the exception of their first 2 years' residence in Ohio that being in Champaign Co. He was a member of the Amish Mennonite church. During his long illness and through great suffering, he was always patient and cheerful, willing to remain if it be God's will, but with an earnest longing to depart and be clothed with immortality. Funeral services, at the S. Union church on the 29th, conducted by C. K. Yoder in German, and Abednego Miller in English. Interment in the Ludlow graveyard.

HOSTETLER. ­ On August the 7th 1895, near Bellefontaine, Ohio, Mary E., daughter of Christian Y. and Lydia Hostetler, aged 17 years, 9 months and 7 days. L She was a member of the Amish Mennonite church. Funeral services were held at the Walnut Grove church, conducted by David Plank in German, and A. Miller in English.

BYLER. ­ On August the 8th 1895, near West Liberty, Ohio, Harvey, son of Menno and Dora Byler, aged six months and twenty-six days. Funeral services were held at the South Union church on the 9th, conducted by A. Miller in English, and D. Plank in German.

*Transcribed by Terri Harper, Utah

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