Herald of Truth Obituaries - January, 1898

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Herald of Truth, Vol. XXXV, No. 1, January 1, 1898 ­ page 13, 14.


BLOUGH.--On the 4th of November, 1897, in Johnstown, Pa., of consumption and heart trouble, sister Catharine, wife of Peter A. Blough, aged 52 years, 6 months and 10 days. She was buried on the 6th at the Blough Mennonite M.H. Funeral services by S. G. Shetler, Jonas Blauch and Samuel Gindlesperger. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite church for a number of years. She is survived by a sorrowing husband, four sons and one daughter; one son preceded her to the future world, but they need not mourn as those who have no hope.

THOMAS.-On the 6th of December, 1897, in Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., Pa., John Henry, infant son of Bro. Silas and sister Lovina Thomas, aged 6 months. He was buried on the 7th at the Thomas M. H. Funeral services by Samuel Zimmerman and L. A. Blough. Text, Luke 8:52.

HOOVER.-On the 7th of December, 1897, at his home near Almira, Ont., Jacob Hoover, aged 69 years, 11 months and 21 days. Buried on the 9th in Wideman's burying ground. Discourse in German by Pre. Christian Burkholder from 2 Cor. 5:1, and in English by Pre. Samuel Wideman from Job 14:14: "If a man die shall he live again?"

MILLER.-On the 27th of September, 1897, at Landisville, Pa., Clarence II., son of Phares G. Miller, aged 21 years, 7 months and 10 days. Funeral services were conducted by Pre. John Rohrer in German, from the 119th Psalm; in English by Benjamin Hertzler from James 4, part of the 14th verse. "For what is your life?" etc.

"Thus comes the great messenger,
Summons here, summons there;
God sends the swift messenger,
Calling some, others spare.

We're sad; but this messenger
Leads our hearts, worn with care,
To Him, a kind messenger,
Who in each sorrow will share.

GOOD.-On the 23rd of November, 1897, near Bowmansville, Pa., of consumption, Bro. Peter G. Good, aged 29 years, 11 months and 23 days. He joined the Mennonite Church in the year 1884, and was a faithful member ever since. We miss him in the church and in the Sunday school, where he was a teacher and an earnest worker for the saving of souls. He leaves a sorrowing wife, one child, a mother, three brothers, and many friends to mourn; but not as those who have no hope. We feel assured that our loss is his eternal gain. Funeral on the 27th. Services at the house by H. G. Good and at the Bowmansville Mennonite meeting house by Abram Gehman and Benjamin Horning to a full house. Buried in the adjoining graveyard.

Far from affliction, toil and care,
The happy soul is fled:
The breathless clay shall slumber here,
Among the silent dead.
The gospel was his joy and song,
E'en to his latest breath;
The truth he had proclaimed so long
Was his support in death.

Now he resides where Jesus is,
Above this dusky sphere;
His soul was ripened for that bliss
While yet he sojourned here.
And we are hast'ning to the tomb;
Oh, may we ready stand;
Then, dearest Lord, receive us home,
To dwell at Thy right hand.
J. M. Weber

BAUMGARTNER.-On the 13th of November, 1897, in Cambria Co., Pa., Hannah, wife of Jonathan Baumgartner, aged 67 years, 2 months and 28 days. She was buried on the 15th at the Weaver Mennonite M. H. Funeral services by Jonas Blauch and Samuel Gindlesperger.

BORNTREGER.-On the 10th of November, 1897, at Emma, Lagrange Co., Ind., Lovina, daughter of Jonah and Anna Borntreger, aged 2 months and 11 days. The mother died when the child was but 11 days old. Funeral services by E. I. Miller and D. J. Hochstetler from Mark 10:13-16.

ESCH.-On the 10th of September, 1897, Levi, son of Samuel and ____ Esch, aged 3 months and 25 days. Funeral services by D. J. Hochstetler from Mark 10:13-17.

MILLER.-On the 28th of October, 1897, at Emma, Lagrange Co., Ind., infant child of Jonah and Clara Miller, aged 1 month and 10 days. Funeral services by D. J. Hochstetler from Mark 10:13-17.

STEINER.-On the 8th of November, 1897, near Orrville, Wayne Co., Ohio, Barbara, daughter of Daniel and Magdalena Steiner, aged 32 years, 10 months and 9 days. Buried in the Chippewa graveyard. Funeral services by Jacob Nussbaum at the house and by the same and John K. Yoder at the M. H. Texts, Psa. 16, and Acts 17:30,31.

ERB.-On the 2nd of December, 1897, at the residence of his son-in-law, John Hereford, 6 miles east of Berne, Huron Co., Mich., of the infirmity of old age, Peter Erb, aged 89 years, 11 months and 2 days. Deceased was formerly a resident of Perth Co., Ont., although he came here last August from Arkansas. About four hours before his departure he requested his daughter and her husband and his grand-children to come to his bedside to sing and pray, after which he bade them all good bye and said he was now going home. He left a bright evidence of acceptance with God. Buried on the 5th. Funeral service by Samuel S. Bowman from 2 Pet. 1:19 and Eli Lantz from Rom. 8:23.
Samuel S. Bowman.

BASINGER.-Dec. 10th, 1897, near East Lewistown, Mahoning Co., Ohio, very suddenly, Noah, son of Rudolph and Elizabeth Basinger, aged 19 years, 1 month and 7 days. His sudden and unexpected death cast a pall of sadness over the entire community. He went about his work on the farm as usual, but on Friday morning came in from the barn to take a dose of "Pain Cure," remarking, when asked why he took the medicine, that he did not feel very well. He at once went to the barn again, to do some chores, and when his father went out about fifteen minutes later, he found him lying at the stable door, dead. Evidently he was just beginning to clean out the stable after having let out the cows, when he suddenly fell dead from heart trouble, with which he was more or less affected the last few years. This is a loud call to all and a warning to be always ready for the Son of man may come unexpectedly. Funeral at the Oberholzer M. H. on the 12th where services were conducted by Allen Rickert and David Lehman. The funeral was very largely attended.

KNOPP.-Nov. 24th, 1897, in Mahoning Co., O., Jacob Knopp, aged 65 years, 5 months and 8 days. Funeral was held on the 26th at the Oberholzer church where the services were conducted by Amos Mumaw and Jonas Loucks of Indiana, and Bishop John Burkholder. His funeral was largely attended. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite church, and leaves a sorrowing widow and five children to mourn his departure.

NICE.-On the 25th of November, 1897, in Franconia, Montgomery Co., Pa., of a complication of diseases, Bro. Daniel Nice, aged 66 years and 9 months, He was a son of Pre. Henry Nice deceased. He was married to Elizabeth Moore, who, with one daughter, preceded him to the grave. One son and four daughters remain. Buried on the 2nd of December at Franconia. Funeral services by M. R. Moyer at the house and by Josiah Clemmer at the M. H. Text, Phil. 1:23.

STULTZFUS.-On the 1st of December, 1897, near Richland, Knox Co., Tenn., of convulsions, Jonas, son of John S. and Elizabeth Stultzfus, aged 47 years and 19 days. He was never married, and died at his parental home. Buried on the 2nd in the presence of many sympathizing friends. Services by H. H. Good from 1 Chron. 29:15. May the God of all comfort look down upon the bereaved mother.

FREED.-Near Wakarusa, Indiana, on the 29th of November, 1897, Bro. Daniel Freed, aged 67 years, 9 months 17 days. He was born on the 11th of Feb. 1830, in Columbiana Co., O. He was married to Annie Nusbaum in 1852. He moved to Kosclusko Co., Ind., and two years later to Elkhart Co., where he resided to the time of his death. On Sunday evening, in company with his wife, he visited Sister Loucks, a neighbor, and after their return he retired. Shortly after midnight he was taken with paralysis, and in a couple of hours was a corpse. He was buried on Dec. 2nd, at the North Union M. H., where appropriate services were held by John F. Funk, Geo. Lambert and John Hygema, from Jn. 14:2,3. A very large number of friends and relatives were present. He leaves a sorrowing companion, ten children and 26 grand-children to mourn his death. He united with the Mennonite church about 48 years ago. On the 18th of June 1881 he was chosen to the office of deacon. He was a faithful member, and discharged the duties of his office to the best of his ability, to the end of his days. He was a good husband, a kind father, and was loved and respected by his neighbors, and will be greatly missed in the family, in the church and in the neighborhood. May God comfort the bereaved children and friends and may they all imitate his good example and long remember the kind instructions he gave them.

"Life's labor done, as sinks the clay,
Light from its load the spirit flies;
While heaven and earth combine to say,
How blest the righteous when he dies."

SHOEMAKER.-On the 8th of December 1897 at his home near Berlin, Waterloo Co., Ont., of the infirmities of old age, Bro. George Shoemaker, aged 94 years, 2 months and 3 days. Bro. Shoemaker was the third son of George Shoemaker, and was born on the homestead of his grandfather Jacob Shoemaker in Frederic Twp., Montgomery Co., Pa., Oct. 5, 1803. In his youth he worked at the loom for William Kratz of Upper Salford Twp. In 1825, in company with Jacob and Abraham Clemens and their families and others he emigrated to Canada, and for a while worked at his trade, that of weaver. Later he made his home with Jacob Clemens on the west side of the Grand River near Breslau. He afterward bought a farm two miles east of Berlin, on which he spent the remainder of his long life. On the 8th of June 1830 he was married to Anna Shuh, who died Aug. 20th 1895. He united with the Mennonite church in his youth, and was a faithful member. To them were born ten children, several of whom preceded their father. A number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren remain to mourn the loss of a kind grandparent. The remains were laid to rest in the C. Eby graveyard, Berlin, on the 11th of December, followed by an immense concourse of relatives and friends. Funeral services by E. S. Hallman in English from 1 Pet. 1:3,4, and by Noah Stauffer in German from Prov. 12:28.

MACK.-On November 23rd, 1897, near Bally, Berks Co., Pa., Sister Susanna Mack died at the home of her son Henry, with whom she lived. She suffered only four and one half days of pneumonia and heart failure. Buried on the 29th at Herford M. H. Funeral services were conducted by J. M. Ehst at the house and Henry Bower at the M. H. in German, and Jacob Hunsberger in the English language in the presence of a large concourse of friends and relatives assembled to pay the last tribute of respect. Her age was 82 years, 7 months and 29 days. She was the mother of 5 sons and 3 daughters. The husband, 3 sons and 2 daughters preceded her to the spirit world. She leaves 2 sons, 1 daughter, 17 grand-children, 15 great-grandchildren, two sisters and one brother to mourn their loss, which we hope is her eternal gain. She joined the Mennonite church when quite young, and was a faithful member ever since. Peace to her ashes.

LANDIS.-On the 14th of December, 1897, in Leacock Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., Bro. Levi L. Landis, aged 70 years, 11 months and 13 days. Funeral services at the house by Pre. Amos Hoover. Interment at Hershey's meeting house where appropriate remarks were made by Pre. Christian H. Brackbill. Pre Hoover spoke from the text Job 14:14 to a large congregation, who met to pay the last tribute of respect for the departed. Bro. Landis leaves a sorrowing companion, an only son and four daughters, beside one brother, three sisters and many kind friends. Proof of this could be seen on the day of his funeral. Bro. Landis was a faithful member of the Mennonite church for 20 years. The church has lost a kind brother, the family one that was closely attached to them as a dear husband, a kind father and grandfather. Truly we can sympathize with the dear old sister and children. God grant that this dear old sister may hold out the few years or days as He sees fit to have her stay, so that she can meet her loved one who has gone before.

"Well, he is gone, and now in heaven
He sings His praise who died for him;
And in his hand a harp is given,
And he is a heavenly worshipper.

O let me think of what he said
And of the kind advice he gave;
O let me do it as he's dead
And sleeping in his lowly grave."

HUNSBERGER.-On the 26th of October, 1897, near Cearfoss, Washington Co., Md., of a lingering illness of consumption, Bro. Adam Hunsberger, aged 43 years, 7 months and 19 days. He was buried on the 29th at Broadfording. The funeral was largely attended. Services were conducted by Michael Horst and George Keener. His mother preceded him three months before, and his sister ten months before. He leaves an aged father, two brothers and five sisters to mourn his loss. During his illness he bore his suffering with patience and submission, and as the days became less on earth his desire increased to go to the home above he so much longed for.

One by one earth's ties are broken
As we see our love decay;
And the hopes so fondly cherished
Brighten but to pass away.
One by one our hopes grow brighter
As we near the shining shore;
For we know across the river
Waits the loved one gone before.

Weep not that his toils are over,
Weep not that his race is run;
God grant we may rest as calmly
When our work like his is done.
Till then we yield with gladness
Our brother to Him to keep,
And rejoice in the sweet assurance
"He giveth his loved ones sleep."
By his sister A. H.

BURKHOLDER.-On the 29th of Nov. 1897, near Canal Dover, Tuscarawas Co., Ohio, Mary Burkholder, maiden name Silvie, wife of George Burkholder deceased, aged 78 years, 8 months and 24 days. She was a kind and affectionate mother and a consistent member of the Mennonite church. She bore her afflictions and sufferings patiently, looking forward with that blessed hope of meeting her God in peace. She was the mother of 7 sons and 4 daughters and 16 grandchildren who mourn her loss. May their loss be her eternal gain. Buried on the first of Dec. in the Union Hill cemetery. Services were conducted by David Hostetler of Wayne Co., from Job 14:14.

KENNEL.-On the 15th of December, 1897, near Albany, Oregon, of cholera infantum, David, son of Christian R., and Magdalena Kennel, aged 1 year, 3 months and 24 days. David was a bright little boy and was loved by all. He leaves father and mother, three brothers and two sisters to mourn his early departure Funeral services by Jacob Roth from 1 Peter 3:23-25.

Transcribed by Ralph Shetler, Oregon


Herald of Truth, Vol. XXXV, No. 2, January 15, 1898 ­ page 29, 30.


PAULS.-On the 10th of November, 1897, near Inman, McPherson Co., Kan., of malarial fever, Bro. Frank Pauls, son of Bro. Jacob Pauls, Sr., aged 19 years, and 11 months. On the 25th of Nov. 1894 he sealed his vow with God and the church in baptism, and remained a faithful member until death called him away, and we mourn not as those who have no hope, but we look forward with joy to the day when we can meet him again in the land of light.
H. A. Wiens.

SCHMIDT.-Near Loretta, Bon Homme Co., S. Dak., Sister Elizabeth, daughter of Bro. Jacob Schmitt, age 17 years, 1 month and 11 days. She had made her covenant with God in health and was ready to depart in peace when the messenger of death came. Funeral services by H. C. and H. P. Unruh, E. M. Hartman and C. Ewert. Text, Job 14:10.

STAUFFER.-On the 7th of December, 1897, near Stony Brook, York Co., Pa., Bro. David Stauffer, aged 75 years and 4 days. Buried on the 10th at Stony Brook. Funeral services by Martin Whisler and Theodore Forry from Phil. 1:21.

YODER.-On Dec. 27th, 1897, near Beechvale, Holmes Co., Ohio, Bro. Joseph D. Yoder, aged 70 years, 7 months and 5 days. He was suddenly called away, his death being caused by falling down a flight of stairs, which caused a rupture of a blood vessel in his head. Funeral services were conducted by Fred Mast in German from 1 Cor. 15:55, and David Hochstetler of Wayne Co., in English from Amos 4:12, to a large concourse of friends. Burial took place in the Mast cemetery.

SCHLATTER.-Elizabeth Schlatter, maiden name Augsburger, daughter of John and Elizabeth Augsburger, was born on the 15th of March, 1814 in Muenster, Gruenfeld, Switzerland. She was married to Joseph Schlatter in Wayne Co., Ohio on the 29th of March, 1842, to whom she bare five daughters, of whom the two oldest with their father preceded her to the spirit world. She fell asleep in Jesus on the 15th of December, 1897, aged 83 years, 9 months and 10 days. Funeral services by William Egle of Nebraska from 1 Sam. 20:3 in the Mennonite M. H. in Adams Co., Ind.

LEHMAN.-On the 11th of Dec., 1897, in Cambria Co., Pa., Bro. Henry W. Lehman, aged 53 years, 8 months and 11 days. He was buried on the 13th in the Weaver Mennonite graveyard. Funeral services by Jonas Blauch and L. A. Blough. He left behind a sorrowing wife and three children, besides many other friends to mourn their loss. Peace to his ashes.

MOYER.-On the 12th of November, 1897, in Perry Co., Pa., Bro. Joseph Moyer, aged 69 years, 8 months and 18 days. He leaves a widow and two sons, one brother and three sisters to mourn his death. His remains were brought from Perry Co. to Juniata Co., near Richfield, Lost Creek Valley to the Bruck M. H. The funeral was largely attended. Funeral services by William Graybill. Text, John 9:4.

LANTZ.-On the 10th of Dec. 1897, near Vermont, Howard Co., Ind., of lung fever, Eli Lantz, aged 47 years. He was buried on the 12th in the Hensler graveyard. Funeral services at the Zion M. H., where a large concourse of people gathered, conducted by Pre. Williams. Deceased left a widow and two children, three brothers, four sisters and many friends to mourn his departure. He was a member of the U. B. church.

LANTZ.-Two weeks later, Dec. 26th, his son, James Lantz, died with heart trouble and lung fever, aged 21 years, 1 month and 22 days. He was a sufferer for about two years. Buried on the 27th in the Hensler graveyard. Services at the Zion church, conducted by Pre. Williams. He leaves a mother and a sister and many friends to mourn his departure. He was a member of the U. B. church. N.

HARTER.-On the 17th of Oct., 1897, in Elkhart Co., Floyd Wallace Harter, aged 3 years, 5 months and 1 day. He was the youngest child of Henry and Jane Harter. He leaves his sorrowing parents and one brother to mourn for little Wallace. It was indeed hard for the parents to give up their boy, but God willed it so. May this dispensation of God's providence be the means of drawing the parents to their Savior, so they can meet their little darling in heaven. Buried at The Olive M. H. on the 19th. Services were conducted by Monroe Shwalm. Text, John 14:1. "Let not your heart be troubled."

"Twas a precious little blossom,
God had planted in our home;
But the angels came and whispered,
Come and dwell with us at home.
Henry Weldy.

HUBER.-Sister Mary Catharine Huber (maiden name McCormick), of Bremen, Ohio, wife of Pre. Benjamin Huber, died Dec. 9th, 1897, aged 61 years, 4 months and 9 days. She was married to Bro. Huber, Dec. 2, 1858; lived in holy matrimony thirty-nine years and seven days. to them were born two sons and five daughters, who, with their father mourn the death of mother and companion, the first of the family to be called to the spirit world. In her youth she accepted her Savior and united with the Mennonite church of which she was a member until death. Funeral services at the Turkey Run meeting house, conducted by John Blosser. Text, Isaiah 66:13.

"How many were the silent prayers,
My mother offered up for me;
How many were the bitter cares,
She felt when now but God could see."

"Now let me choose the path she chose
And her I soon again may see;
Beyond this world of sin and woes,
With Jesus in eternity."

LEATHERMAN.-On Sept. 29th, 1897, near Danboro, Bucks Co., Pa., of cancer in the mouth, Bro. Eli Leatherman, aged nearly 73 years. Buried at Deep run on the 2nd of Oct. Preaching at the meeting house by Jacob Rush and A. O. Histand in the English language.

STAHLY.-Near Nappanee, Elkhart Co., Ind., Dec. 27, 1897, Veronica, wife of Bro. Christian Stahly, aged 75 years and 4 months. Her maiden name was Housouer. She was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, where she was also united in matrimony on Feb. 3d, 1842 with Bro. Stahly, who now survives her. About fifty-four years ago they moved to Elkhart Co., entered eighty acres of government land, and commenced to clear and improve it, and lived on the same ever since. They were among the first settlers, when this county was yet a dense forest infested with wild beasts. They lived in a covered wagon box for some time, until they could put up a log cabin. Their hardships can be better imagined than described. Eleven children were born to this union, seven of whom are living. There were also fifty-eight grandchildren, forty-three yet living; forty-five great-grandchildren, thirty-six yet living. She was for many years a faithful member of the church and an exemplary Christian, a kind and beloved wife and an affectionate mother. She was buried on the 29th. Funeral services at the Nappanee M. H. by N. Metzler and D. Burkholder where a large concourse of friends and relatives-regardless of the inclemencies of the weather-congregated to pay their last tribute of love and respect to one so near and dear to them. The bereaved husband and children have the sympathies of the neighbors and friends; they also have the blessed consolation that she is not lost, but gone before.
D. B.

GODSHALK.-On Dec. 16th, 1897, in Doylestown Twp., Bucks Co., Pa., of quick consumption, Sister Amanda, daughter of Bro. John Godshalk, aged 27 years, 9 months and 1 day. Sister Amanda united with the Mennonite church about a year ago. She was also a member of the Sunday school at Doylestown where she will be missed very much. She took a heavy cold last winter, from which time she had a severe cough all through the summer, but appeared to be otherwise in good health, having a rosy complexion until about three months before her death, when she grew rapidly worse, and her many friends were shocked to hear that she was afflicted with consumption. She wasted away so rapidly at first that it was thought she could not live more than about a month, but lingered until the 16th of Dec. and in that short time her body had wasted away so much that many of her friends could not have known her by viewing the remains. But we hope that as the mortal body wasted away, the spiritual body became more perfect. She was asked by a brother who visited her during her illness how she felt about the future. She replied that she had good hopes. She leaves a father, three brothers and three sisters to mourn their loss, but they need not mourn as those who have no hope. Buried on the 18th at the Doylestown Mennonite M. H. Preaching at the house by A. O. Histand and David Gehman and at the M. H. by John Walters and Henry Rosenberger. Text, Rev. 2:7.

HIGH.-In Bedminster Twp., Bucks Co., Pa., on Nov. 19th, 1897, of palsy, Sister Mary, wife of Bro. Henry High, aged 70 years, 7 months and 27 days. Sister High had been ailing for some time, but on the morning of her death seemed to be in better health and spirits than usual. On the day previous she expressed a desire to visit her son Jacob, living about two miles away. So on the morning of the 19th they started to make the visit; when they had gone about a mile Bro. High noticed that his wife leaned over more than she had at first. He then asked her if she was not feeling well, to which she replied that she did. Soon however she was taken with spasms of vomiting. Her husband again spoke to her but did not receive any reply. He then hurried on to the home of their son, where she was carried into the house and the rest of her children were sent for. She lived about three hours after arriving at the home of her son. Oh, how important it is that we ever try to be ready. Yet we hope and trust that the sister was prepared to make the change, and has gone to that heavenly mansion. Buried at Deep Run on the 23d. Preaching at the meeting house by Henry Rosenberger in the German. Text, Isa. 35:10.

TROYER.-Emma Troyer of near Garden City, Mo., died at the All Saints Hospital, Kansas City, Sunday, Dec. 5th, 1897. Sister Emma accepted her Saviour in her youth; joined the Amish Mennonite church and ever remained a faithful, a meek, quiet and peaceful member of the church. Hers was a life of quiet and submission, rather than of impulsive action and will be remembered by those near and dear to her, in the words of the poet who said,
"Thou wast ever mild and lovely,
Gentle as a summer's breeze."
She had for a long time been in poor health, and suffered more the past summer than before. After consultation and examination by different physicians and being advised by them to undergo a surgical operation for the removal of a tumor, as being the only chance for her recovery, she willingly submitted. And though her friends were loth to consent she anxiously awaited the time when she should be strong enough to go. On Nov. 29th her father accompanied her to the hospital, where on Dec. 4th her physician met her and after another consultation the operation was performed. But the shock was too great for her system and twenty-four hours later she breathed her last. She was conscious and seemed hopeful up to a few minutes of her death. And be this our consolation-that she was ready and willing to go. The remains were taken home Monday the 6th. Funeral services held at the Oak Grove church, Wednesday the 7th at 11 o'clock. Services conducted in German by John Hartzler, in English by B. F. Hartzler and Levi Miller. Text, Matt. 24:44, "Therefore be ye also ready, for in such an hour as ye think not, the Son of man cometh." She was born in Lagrange Co., Ind., Sept. 27, 1864 and was aged 33 years, 2 months and 8 days.

HARTZLER.-On the 15th of Aug. 1897, near Urbana, Ohio, of brain fever, Lizzie H., wife of John Hartzler. She was a member of the Amish Mennonite church and was born in Mifflin Co., Pa., the oldest daughter of Jonas and Mary Harshbarger. She leaves her husband and three small children, father, mother, one sister and seven brothers. Funeral services by David Plank in German and Abednego Miller in English from Job 1.
"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.
All is dark within our dwelling,
Lonely are our hearts to-day;
For the one we loved so dearly,
Has forever passed away.
Oh we think we hear dear mama,
Coming through the open door;
Then we tearfully remember.
Mama dear will come no more."

HARTZLER.-On the 14th of Dec. 1897, near Huntsville, Logan Co., Ohio, Sallie Hartzler, wife of Menno S. Hartzler, aged 38 years, 4 months and 14 days. She was sick about 5 days. A small pimple started on her lip from which her face began to swell and erysipelas and blood poison set in and affected her lungs. Her sufferings were intense up to the time of death. Funeral Wednesday at the North Salem M. H. Services were conducted by Jonas Yoder and David Hilty. Deceased leaves a husband and three children, the youngest 5 years old, and one sister. She said they need not mourn for her for she was going to the better home above. She was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, 1859 and in 1882 was married to Menno S. Hartzler, and moved to Logan Co., Ohio. She was a daughter of David Stutzman, a faithful sister in the church and Sunday school, and a loving mother.
"Dearest mother, thou hast left us,
And thy loss we deeply feel;
But 'Tis God that has bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal.
Mother thou art sweetly resting,
Here thy toils and cares are o'er;
Pain and sickness, death and sorrow,
Never can distress thee more."

Transcribed by Ralph Shetler, Oregon

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