MILLER.-On the 2d of April, 1898, in Locke Twp., Elkhart Co., Ind., Daniel Ray, son of William and Fanny Miller, aged 11 months and 8 days. Buried on the 3rd at North Union. Services were conducted by Benjamin Burkhart and Amos Mumaw. May God bless and comfort the bereaved parents.
BURKHOLDER.-On the 13th of April, 1898, near Scotland, Franklin Co., Pa., Frederick, son of Samuel W. and Mary Burkholder, met a horrible death. After dinner Freddie and his father were going to the field to sow oats. The boy was mounted on a spirited mule, and the animal became frightened at a bag of oats which they were going to take along to the field, but the father caught the mule and quieted him. Then Freddie thought he could handle him, but he had not gone far until the animal became unmanageable and threw the boy off. His foot caught in the trace of the harness and in this way with his head dragging on the ground, the animal ran more than a fourth of a mile to the field, and back again to the barn, where the animal was caught and the almost lifeless body of Freddie was released by his grief stricken parents. He only breathed a few times after he was released. He was a kind and intelligent boy and the whole community was shocked to hear of his sudden death, and joins in their sympathy with the family in this their sore affliction. His age was 13 years, 6 mo. and 13 days. Thus another soul was taken into the shelter just before the storm. He leaves his bereaved parents, four brothers and five sisters. May they look to Him who doeth all things well, and say: "Lord, Thy will be done." Funeral was held on the15th, at the Mt. Pleasant U. B. Church where services were conducted by D. J. Peters and D. Speer from Luke 12:40.
Oh, we think we hear dear Freddie's
Footsteps coming in the door,
Then we fearfully remember
Freddie dear will come no more.
MELLINGER.-Elizabeth M. Greider was born Oct. 8, 1828 near Salunga, Lancaster C., Pa., was married to Daniel H. Mellinger Nov. 14th 1850, died March 9th 1898, near Stephensons, Frederick Co., Va., aged 69 years, 5 mo. Her disease was consumption. She with her husband and family moved to Virginia in the spring of 1867. She was a consistent sister in the church and leaves her husband, one daughter and two sons; one daughter preceded her to the spirit world. She leaves 11grandchildren. Her funeral was preached at the house on the afternoon of the 11th by Abm. Shank of Broadway, Va. and Chr. Brunk of Winchester. Text, Phil. 1:20, 21. The next morning her remains were taken to Salunga, Pa., where the brethren assisted by J. N. Brubacher preached to a large assembly of friends and relatives from Jn. 5:24, 25. she was buried in the Salunga cemetery. Peace to her ashes.
Oh how sweet it will be in that beautiful land,
So free from all sorrow and pain,
With songs on our lips and with harps in our hands,
To meet one another again.
REINHEIMER.-On April 6th, 1898, in Newbury Twp., Lagrange Co., Ind., of consumption, Wilhelmina Reinheimer, daughter of John and Anna Reinheimer aged 17 years, 11 months and 19 days. Her mother and her oldest sister preceded her to the spirit world. Her father, two brothers and three sisters remain to mourn her early departure, but not as those who have no hope. She was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite Church and died in the hope of a glorious resurrection. Funeral services by J. D. Miller in German and D. D. Miller in English. Text, Rev. 14:13.
A precious one from us has gone,
A voice we loved is stilled;
A place is vacant in our home,
Which never can be filled.
Dear father, you are lonely now,
Since she is gone and left you here,
But live for Christ and you shall be,
With your child in eternity.
Brothers and sisters do not mourn,
She longed to be at rest;
How happy, happy she must be
Safe on her Savior's breast.
MILLER.-Nancy Miller, nee Yoder, was born in Somerset Co., Pa., Oct, 20th, 1815. In 1836 she was married to Joseph D. Miller of the same county. In 1843 they moved to Cambria Co., Pa., and from thence, in 1856 to Lagrange Co., Ind. In 1871 they moved to Hickory Co., Missouri, where her husband died Sept. 20, 1875, aged 58 years, 9 months and 8 days. In 1883 she returned to Lagrange Co., Ind., and lived with her son, Moses P. Miller, until October, 1897, when she went to visit her daughter, Mrs. Moses J. Miller, where she took sick and after eighteen weeks of patient suffering she quietly passed away, March 9, 1898, aged 82 years, 4 months and 17 days. She leaves eight children, five sons and three daughters, sixty-one grandchildren, eighty-eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild to mourn their loss. Ten grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren have preceded her to the grave. The entire number of her descendants is 188. Funeral services were conducted at the Shore church by Pre. D. J. Johns from 2 timothy 4:6-9. Her remains were laid to rest in the Miller graveyard. She was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite Church to the end. Well might she say: "I have finished my course. I have kept the faith; henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, shall give me at that day."
Mother rest, thy toil and cares are o'er;
Rest until we meet up yonder to part no more.
STAHLY.-Christian Eli Stahly was born March 7th, 1874, was united in marriage to Amelia Maurer December 23, 1896. To this union one child was born. Christian took sick with Bright's disease and quick consumption. He was very sick for five weeks. The doctors say he had been sick for a long time. He was a member of the Mennonite Church, but he said the life he lived was more for the world than for God. He regretted his past life and wished to live longer to live for Christ alone. During the first part of his sickness he found sweet peace with God, then he said it does not pay to live for the world. He was a severe sufferer at times but during his suffering he said Christ suffered more than he. The last night when he was in great pain, he asked those around him to sing, "Jesus, Lover of my soul, let me to Thy bosom fly." He died the next day, March 19th at 4:30 P. M. He leaves a sorrowing wife and one child, parents, three brothers and seven sisters to mourn their loss. One sister has gone before. J. H. King and Peter Schantz conducted the funeral services from 1 Peter 1:24, 25.
BENDER.-On April 8th, 1898, near Beaver Crossing, Seward Co., Neb., Elmer, son of Emanuel and Lizzie Bender. He was born June the 6th, 1897; aged 10 months and 2 days. He was a loving, bright little boy. He was laid to rest in the Pleasant View graveyard near Milford.
"Dear parents, calm the heaving breast,
The Savior called him home;
Grieve not your darling is at rest,
Beyond this vale of gloom.
Let home's bright beams dispel the gloom
That fills your throbbing breast;
'Twas Jesus kindly bade him come,
And called him to his rest."
GRANDFATHER D. BENDER
SNYDER.-Bro. George Snyder was born Aug. 21, 1822, died Apr. 1, 1898, aged 75 years, 6 months and 11 days. buried in the Lost Creek cemetery, Juniata Co., Pa. Funeral services by Wm. Graybill and Samuel Gayman. Text, Rev. 2:10. "Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life." SAMUEL GAYMAN.
LANTZ.-On the 27th of March, 1898, near Emma, Ind., Treva Idane, only child of David and Anna Lantz, aged 11 months and 16 days. May God comfort the sorrowing parents with the hope of meeting again. Buried on the 29th in the Union graveyard in Clinton Twp. Services by Amos Cripe and D. J. Johns.
Little Treva, we are lonely,
Since thou'rt gone from us away.
But we'll trust in God to meet thee,
In that land of endless day.
JUTZI.-On the 29th of March, 1898, at Topping, Ontario, Catharine, daughter of Samuel and Barbara Jutzi, aged twenty years, 1 month and 12 days. Buried March 31st at Pool. Funeral services were held by Christian Zehr and Jacob M. Bender.
FREED.-On the 23d of March, 1898, in Bridgetown, Bucks Co., Pa., of convulsions, Sallie, daughter of Bro. and Sister Enos H. and Lizzie Freed, aged 11 months and 16 days. Buried on the 28th at the Souderton M. N. Funeral services by Henry Rosenberger at the house, and by Josiah Clemmer at the meeting house from John 16:22.
BERGEY.-On the 2d of April, 1898, in Souderton, Montgomery Co., Pa., of consumption and the infirmities of old age, Bro. Joseph Bergey, aged 80 years, 1 month and 10 days. His wife died 38 years ago. His remains were laid to rest on the 7th in the Franconia graveyard. Funeral services by Josiah Clemmer and M. R. Moyer. Text, John 16:33.
CLEMMER.-On the 25th of March, 1898, in Souderton, Montgomery Co., Pa., of consumption, Sister Laura Virginia Clemmer, aged 28 years, 7 months and 21 days. She was born August 4,1869. She was married to Jonas Clemmer; to this union were born three sons and one daughter; one son preceded her. Buried on the 29th in the Souderton graveyard. Funeral services by Christian Allebach and M. R. Moyer. Text, Psa 102:12, 13. She was patient in suffering, and died in peace. God comfort the bereaved family.
NAFFZIGER.-On the 5th of April, 1898, near Congerville, Woodford Co., Ill., of kidney and liver troubles, Peter R. Naffziger, aged 73 years, 6 months and 5 days. He was born in Germany, and in his childhood came with his parents to Canada, from whence he moved to Butler Co., Ohio, and afterward to Woodford Co., Ill. On the 26th of January 1851 he was married to Magdalena Engel. This union was blessed with ten children; five of the six surviving children were present at the burial in the Imhof graveyard on the 7th. One son is in California. Funeral services were held in the Congerville M. H. by Joseph Stuckey in German. He was a member of the North Danvers Mennonite congregation, and leaves many warm friends.
LEATHERMAN.-On the 5th of March, 1898, near Lexington, Bucks Co., Pa., of the infirmities of old age, Sarah Leatherman, wife of bishop Samuel Leatherman, aged 89 years, 6 months and 8 days. Buried on the 9th at Lexington. Funeral services by John Walter and Josiah Clemmer from Rev. 14:13.
MUSSELMAN.-On March 12th, 1898, in Franconia, Montgomery
Co., Pa., of consumption and heart disease, Bro. Samuel Musselman,
aged 59 years. 2 months and 18 days. Buried on the 17th at Franconia
M. H. Funeral services by M. R. Moyer and Josiah Clemmer from
MOYER.-On the 25th of January, 1898, in Souderton, Montgomery Co., Pa., of diphtheria, Sophia Moyer, aged 6 years, 9 months and 12 days. Buried on the 26th.
MOYER.-On the 4th of February, 1898, of diphtheria, Anna Mary Moyer, aged 10 years, 10 months and 15 days. Buried on the 6th. both were children of Bro. and Sister Samuel O. and Eliza Moyer. The family feels the sore affliction keenly. As no funeral services could be held at the time, memorial services were held on the 12th of March at the Lexington M. H. (where both children had been buried), by Henry Rosenberger and John Walter from Rev. 7:16, 17.
NEFF.-On March 5th, 1898, at Sugar Creek, Tuscarawas Co., Ohio, Cornelius Neff, at the age of nearly forty-three years. He took sick with typhoid fever in October 1897, with a relapse of pneumonia, followed by a second attack of typhoid fever. Later he got bed sores which reduced him to a mere skeleton. During his sickness he suffered much pain, which he bore patiently and often expressed his willingness that he would be satisfied as the Lord would make it. As the end drew near his prayer was that God should not let him suffocate. It seems that the prayer was answered. He passed peacefully away without a struggle. He joined the Amish Mennonite Church in his youth and remained a faithful member to the end. He was always ready to lend a helping hand to the needy. He was buried on the 9th at Union Hill Cemetery. Services were held at the Sugar Creek Union M. H. and were conducted by David Beechy and Moses Mast in German and Samuel Miller in the English language. A large concourse of friends and relatives followed him to his resting place to pay their last respect.
FRY.-Samuel Fry was born near Chambersburg, Franklin co., Pa., July 1, 1827, and died April 8th, 1898, aged 70 years, 9 months and 7 days. He was married to Anna Long, who preceded him about six years ago. The surviving children are Mary Weaver, Christian, Amos, Jacob, Clonora Lehman, and Anna Lesher, with whom he made his home for the last four years. He was buried on the 10th at the Chambersburg Mennonite meeting-house. Services by Henry Bricker, Philip H. Parret and Peter Wadel, from Rev. 3:20, 21, 22.
BIXLER.-Near Scotland, Franklin Co., Pa., Sarah H., beloved wife of Samuel Bixler, Jr., died Apr. 12, 1898, aged 38 years, 10 months and 22 days. She was a Christian woman, and was loved by all who knew her. She leaves a deeply bereaved husband and two children, her aged parents, one brother and six sisters, to mourn their loss, but we believe our loss is her gain. Funeral was held April 14th. Services were conducted by B. G. Huber and D. J. Peters form Philippians 1:21-23.
"Human hands have tried to save thee,
Tender care was all in vain,
Holy angels came and bore thee
From this weary world of pain."
BUERCKY.-On the 14th of March, 1898, in Hubbard Co.,
Minn. from the effects of a gunshot wound in the abdomen, John
Buercky, son of Bishop Joseph Buerchy of Tiskilwa, Bureau Co.,
Ill., aged 26 years, 11 months and 12 days. Buried on the 18th
in the Hubbard Cemetery. funeral services by Pre. Thompson of
the M. E. Church. On account of the distance from home none of
his relatives but his father were present at the sad burial. Deceased
leaves his parents, five brothers and two sisters besides many
other relatives and friends to mourn his sudden death; yet they
are consoled by the hope that he was ready, for he told those
who stood around him that they should tell his parents, brothers
and sisters goodbye, that he was going home to God.
SCHLATTER.-On the 10th of March, 1898, near Noble, Washington Co., Iowa, Sister Magdalena Schlatter, aged 76 years, 5 months and 8 days. Buried on the 11th in Sommer's graveyard. Funeral services by S. Gerig in German and by Daniel Graber in English. Texts, Rom. 8:5-12 and John 5:25-29.
FUNK.-On the 5th of April, 1898, in East Vincent, Chester Co., Pa., of heart disease, Anna Kolb, widow of the late Jacob H. Funk, aged 74 years, 5 months and 13 days. She was buried at the Vincent Mennonite meeting-house on the 9th.
FISCHER.-In Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Co., Ont., on March 27th, 1898, Bro. Henry Fischer, aged 78 years, 2 months and 9 days. He was in fairly good health until three days before his death when he received a paralytic stroke, from which he never rallied. His remains were interred in the Blenheim Mennonite cemetery on March 29th on which occasion Pre. Joseph Nahrgang spoke in German and Isaiah Rosenberger in English to a well-filled house. The deceased had a family of ten sons and six daughters of whom two daughters died before him.
RUTH.-On the 6th of April, 1898, in New Britain Twp. Bucks Co., Penna., of paralysis, William Ruth, aged 77 years, 2 months and 14 days. He was buried on the 10th, at the Line Lexington Mennonite meeting house. Services were held at the house by John Walters and Michael Moyer at the meeting-house, from Mark 13:33. He leaves a sorrowing companion, and one child, to mourn his sudden death, yet they mourn not as those who have no hope.
HARSHBERGER.-On the 6th of April 1898, in Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., Pa., Menno, son of Bro. Daniel and Sister Katie Harshberger, aged 16 years, 7 months and 19 days. He was buried on the 8th. Funeral services at the Stahl M. H. by S. G. Shetler, Jonas Blauch and L. A. Blough. Text, Prov. 27:1. Menno was an intelligent young man, loved and respected in the community. He had been ailing for several months but it was not expected that his end was so near. The night before he died he became very sick. In the morning they sent for a minister, but before he arrived he was a corpse. Thus in the midst of life we are in death. May God bless the sorrowing parents and friends in their sore bereavement.
LAUBER.-On the 19th of January 1898, near Milford, Seward Co., Neb., of paralysis, Bro. Jacob Lauber, aged 64 years, 8 months, and 7 days. He was born in Upper Alsace, France, on the 12th of May 1833. His wife died 24 years ago. Three sons and two daughters survive, also a sister who still lives in Germany. During the three weeks of his illness his left side was entirely helpless, and at times he was conscious and could converse. He was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite Church. May God comfort the bereaved friends. Funeral services by Joseph Schlegel and Joseph Gascho. Buried in the Fairview graveyard near Milford.
SHANTZ.-Eden, son of bro. Noah S. and Sister Susanna Shantz, died on March 29th 1898 in Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Co., Ont., of appendicitis. He was born July 3rd, 1887 and was consequently in his eleventh year. He was a clever boy and beloved by all who knew him. A large concourse of friends, neighbors and acquaintances gathered at the funeral to sympathize with the bereaved parents, this being their fifth child in the glory world. The large gathering at the funeral in the Blenheim church on the 31st of March was addressed by Pre. Noah Stauffer in an earnest discourse from Psalms 16:6.
"He is not dead, the child of our affection,
But gone unto that school,
Where he no longer needs our poor protection,
And Christ Himself doth rule."
STEMEN-On the 7th of April, 1898, in Allen Co., Ohio, of diabetes, Bro. Samuel Stemen, aged 76 years, 6 months and 16 days. Buried on the 10th at the Salem meeting house, followed to the grave by many friends. Services by C. B. and M. Brenneman; text, 1 Cor. 15: 22, 23. He was married to Magdalena Hillyard, Oct. 3rd, 1841. To this union were born six sons and six daughters, one son and two daughters preceded him to the spirit world. His wife departed this life Oct. 6th, 1885. They had 59 grandchildren, of whom six have died. They also had nine great-grandchildren, and one dead. Bro. Stemen was the youngest of a family of thirteen children; all have now gone to their long home on the other shore, excepting the two youngest sisters, Rebecca and Barbara Sherick. We trust their loss is his eternal gain. Peace to his ashes. Let all the children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren remember that he will come to see us no more, but that we can go to him. C. B. BRENNEMAN.
GARMAN.-On the 28th of April, 1898, in Harrison Twp., Elkhart Co., Ind., of cancer, Sister Lovina Steffy, wife of John Garman, aged 41 years, 3 months and 23 days. She leaves a sorrowing husband and four sons, also father, mother, six brothers and five sisters to mourn her death. One son preceded her to the spirit world. She died in the assurance of faith, having put all her trust in Jesus, and was resigned to His will. She bore her severe sufferings with Christian fortitude and patience. She was buried at the Yellow Creek meeting-house on the 30th. Services were conducted by J. F. Funk and Jacob Christophel from Rev. 3:21. The funeral was largely attended. She was a faithful and devoted sister and as long as health and strength permitted she was a constant attendant at the house of worship. She will be greatly missed in the home, in the church, and in the neighborhood. She will be long remembered by many who were the recipients of her "acts of kindness and words of love."
"Dearest sister, thou hast left us,
Here thy loss we deeply feel,
But 'Tis God that hast bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal.
Then again we hope to meet thee,
When the day of life is fled,
Then, with joy, in heaven to greet thee,
Where no farewell tear is shed."
EBERSOLE.-On the 10th of April, 1898, near Maytown, Lancaster Co., Pa., Sister Lizzie, wife of Bro. Joseph Ebersole, died very suddenly and unexpectedly to all, as she had been apparently in perfect health. Only a few moments before her death she complained of severe pain in the region of her heart and in a short time she died. The family has lost a loving mother, the church a faithful sister, and the neighborhood a kind friend. She leaves a husband and six children to mourn her early death, but we do not mourn as those who have no hope. Her age was 41 years, 6 months and 26 days. She was buried on the 14h. A large concourse of friends and neighbors gathered together to pay the last tribute of respect. Services at Basler's M. H. by Pre. Levi Ebersole and Bishop Martin Rutt in German, and Bishop Jacob N. Brubacher in English. Peace to her ashes.
The bosom where I oft have lain,
And slept my infant hours away,
Will never beat for me again,
'Tis still in death; 'tis senseless clay.
How many were the silent prayers
My mother offered up for me,
How many were the bitter cares
She felt when none but God could see.
Well, she is gone, and now in heaven,
She sings His praise who died for her;
And in her hand a harp is given,
And she's a heavenly worshipper.
Oft let me think of what she said,
And of the kind advice she gave;
O let me do it as she's dead,
And sleeping in her lowly grave.
And let me choose the path she chose,
And her again I soon may see,
Beyond this world of sin and woes,
With Jesus in eternity.
LIZZIE B. LANDIS
SCHMUCKER.-On the 22d of April, 1898, in Fulton Co., Ohio, Mary Schmucker, maiden name Wyse, aged 19 years and 27 days. She was united in matrimony with Edward Schmucker on April 4th, 1897. They lived together one year and eighteen days. The young brother thus left with an infant child, feels the loss of a kind companion very deeply; but is comforted with the hope of meeting again where all tears are wiped away. About ten months ago they saw that they needed a Savior, but, like Lot of old, when the angels called him, they lingered somewhat, but finally, we believe, made a full surrender and fled to the mountain of the Lord for salvation, and found it. About two weeks before her departure she said she was glad they had accepted Christ, and though well, and apparently enjoying the promise of a long life, she set her house in order. By her example she showed that she had received the spirit of obedience both to God and the church. May this sudden death prove a loud call to the many dear young souls out of Christ. On the 24th a very large concourse of friends and neighbors gathered to pay the last tribute of respect. Services by D. J. Wise of Archibald in German and D. J. Johns of Goshen, Ind. in English.
ERB.-On the 19th of April, 1898, near Goshen, Ind., of dropsy, Samuel Erb, aged 67 years, 11 months and 14 days. He was the father of thirteen children of whom six preceded him to the spirit world. He had twenty-two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A wife, two sons and five daughters are left to mourn his departure, but not as those who have no hope, but as those who can rejoice because they can believe that he who had to suffer so very severely in his last days on earth, has gone to eternal rest. Buried on the 21st at the Union graveyard. Services in German by J. P. Smucker and in English by D. J. Johns, from Rom. 13:11.
STUTZMAN.-On the 25th of April, 1898, near Milford Neb., of rheumatism and the infirmities of old age, David Stutzman, aged 70 years, 11 months and 26 days. He leaves his wife, seven sons, three daughters and sixty-nine grandchildren; one son, four daughters and sixteen grandchildren preceded him. He was married to Sarah Mast in Holmes Co., Ohio on the 11th of December, 1848, living in matrimony 49 years, 4 months and 14 days. He was a faithful member of the church and was highly esteemed by all. He was greatly concerned about the prosperity and peace of the church, and his place at the public services was seldom vacant up to the last winter since which time he seldom left his house. He was patient in this time of trial, and dearly loved to have his friends come and visit him, and converse with him on spiritual topics. The writer visited him two days before his death and found him fully resigned and happy in a Saviour'' redeeming love. Interment on the 27th of April in the Pleasant View graveyard. Funeral services by Bishop Joseph Schlegel and others from John 11:23-27.
WEBER.-On the 17th of Feb. 1898. at his fathers' residence, near Hagerstown, Maryland, of hemorrhage of the lungs, Abraham S. Weber, aged 24 years, 2 months and 24 days. He did not feel well for two days, but continued to do his work until at noon on the day he died. He was at the barn yet at four o'clock in the afternoon and before seven he was a corpse. He was ready and willing to go. He leaves a sick father, one sister and a brother. He was born on the place where he died. He was buried at the Reiff Mennonite burying ground. He was a member of the church since he was 16 years of age. Funeral services by Geo. Keener, Christian Strite and Bish. M. Horst.
Now I miss him, O, I miss him,,
When I see his vacant chair,
And when I see the room without him,
For Abraham is not there.
Sleep, brother dear, and take your rest,
God called you home-He thought it best;
'Twas hard indeed to part with thee,
But Christ's strong arm supported me
SUSAN S. WEBER
WEBER.-On the 25th of Feb., near Hagerstown, Maryland, of blood poisoning, Abraham Weber (father of the above), aged 65 years, 5 months and 19 days. He was sick about 2 weeks of blood poisoning in both hands and arms. He leaves a daughter Susan, a son Samuel, two sisters, one brother and many friends to mourn his death. He was laid to rest on the 28th in the graveyard at Reiff's Mennonite meeting house where he had been a member of the congregation for thirty years. Funeral services were held by Geo. Keener, Christian Strite and Henry Bare. His wife died 22 years ago. Seven children also preceded hi to the spirit world. He was a kind and good father.
Now I miss him, oh, I miss him!
When I see the vacant chair,
When I see the room without him,
For there is no father there.
Sleep, father dear, and take your rest,
God called you home He thought it best;
'Twas hard indeed to part with thee,
But Christ's strong arm supported me.
Daughter and son, weep not for me,
My troubles and sorrows are o'er,
My sufferings all have an end,
I am at rest forever more.
SUSAN S. WEBER
ZOOK.-On March 19th 1898, near East Lynne, Mo., of consumption, Fannie, wife of John L. Zook, aged 24 years, 4 months and 20 days. She leaves a husband, two small children, parents, three brothers and four sisters and a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn her departure, but they need not mourn as those who have no hope. She was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite Church and was resigned to the will of God. Funeral services were held on the 20th at the Sycamore Grove M. H., by J. J. Hartzler and Ben. F. Hartzler in German and by Levi J. Miller in English. The funeral was a large one. The deceased's parents and some of her brothers and sisters reside in Oregon and could not be present at the funeral.
AILSHER.-Emma Ailsher, a little orphan in the Children's Aid Society of Philadelphia, Pa., departed this life on the 19th of April 1898. She was ill for about twelve weeks, beginning with pneumonia and developing into consumption. Her age was not known, but she was thought to be in her twelfth year. Her remains were laid to rest on the 21st in the graveyard at Morgantown, Pa. Funeral services by preachers Strayhorn and Mast from 2 Sam. 13:23.
SCHWEITZER.-On the 2d of March 1898 near Milford, Neb., infant child of Joseph and Catherine Schweitzer, aged 1 year, 10 months and 12 days. Buried in the Fairview graveyard. Funeral services by Joseph Rediger and Jacob Stauffer.
NORTH.-On the 5th of April 1898, near Plevna, Howard county, Ind., of typhoid fever and blood poison, Maudie Esther, daughter of G. W. and Susanna North, aged 4 years, 4 months and 17 days. Buried on the 6th. No funeral services were held, several of the family being very sick with the fever. Bro. J. S. Horner offered prayer and spoke a few words of comfort at the house. Only the mother and two sons were able to follow the remains to the grave. Bro. North's family passed through a very deep and sore affliction of sickness as six of the family were down with the fever at the same time. The prayers of Bro. North are that the Lord will bountifully bless the neighbors and friends for the love and aid they have shown toward them in their sickness.
SHANK.-On the 8th of March 1898, near Plevna, Howard Co., Ind., Lucy Cordelia, daughter of Abraham and Ellen Shank, aged 3 years and 9 days. On the 21st of February little Lucy's mother went to a near neighbor's house after something, and in a few moments little Lucy went to the cook stove and opened the hearth door and in some way her clothing took fire. The poor little girl ran to the door and opened it, and some near neighbors came to her rescue, but she was burned so badly that she died on the 8th of March. Funeral on the 9th at the Amish Mennonite church. Services by E. A. Mast in German and J. S. Horner in English. Text, 2 Kings 4:26. buried in the Mast graveyard.
KENNEDY.-On the 17th of April 1898, near Plevna, Howard Co., Ind., of a rupture, Anna (better known as Nancy), wife of Joseph Kennedy, aged 73 years and 14 days. She was joined in matrimony to Joseph Kennedy Jan. 15th, 1850, and was the mother of seven children. She was a member of the Amish Mennonite Church. She was a sister of good counsel in the church, and was always ready to give her help and aid in the neighborhood especially in sickness. She will be greatly missed. Funeral services at the Amish Mennonite church on the 19th conducted by E. A. Mast in German and by J. S. Horner in English. Text, 2 Kings 20:1, latter clause. Her husband and seven children mourn her departure. Buried in the Mast graveyard.
DREASHER.-On the 2d of April 1898, near Plevna, Howard Co., Ind., at the home of Daniel Sommers, of typhoid fever, Charles Dreasher, aged 21 years, 10 months and 9 days. Deceased was born in Tuscarawas Co., Ohio, and came to Howard Co., Ind., over a year ago. He was a member of the Mennonite Church, and was highly respected. Funeral services on the 3d by Bish. E. A. Mast in German and by Pre. J. S. Horner in English. Text, Eccl. 11:9. Buried in the Mast graveyard, followed by a large concourse of people.
KLING.-At Intercourse, Pa., on the 2d of April 1898, of typhoid fever, J. Milton Kling in his twenty-fifth year. A once happy home is made desolate by death. He had been sick only a few days and was unconscious the greater part of the time. But while he was yet enjoying good health, he often expressed a strong desire to leave this world of sorrow having himself experienced bitter bereavements he no longer clung to this world. In 1896 he was married to Lydia Charles who preceded him to the spirit world after one year of blissful happiness in their wedded life. This had left him overwhelmed with grief and although he had loving parents, affectionate sister and brother to comfort him, yet there was a tie still stronger, and he desired to depart this life and dwell with Christ and the redeemed. He was a devoted member of the Mennonite Church, Sunday school and other societies connected with church work. His kind and genial nature endeared him to all. Oh how sad it is for those who are left, when they whom we love and cherish are snatched from us in the bright bloom of womanhood and manhood. He leaves a deeply bereaved father, mother, a sister, a brother, and a little orphan daughter, besides a large number of relatives and friends to mourn his earthly departure, but we have a glorious hope for him. May we all follow closely in his footsteps, and be deeply impressed by the influences he left behind. A large concourse of friends manifested their love and sympathy by attending the funeral, which was held on April 5th. The remains were buried in the Hess burying ground. Appropriate services were conducted by Christian Brackbill.
All is dark within our dwelling,
Lonely is our home to day,
For the one whose smiles did cheer us
Has forever passed away.
Milton was a precious flower,
God had planted in our home;
But the angels whispered sweetly,
Come and dwell with us at home.
Sweetly sleep then dearest brother,
Since our Savior thought it best,
Earthly life to change for glory,
Cares and trials for sweetest rest
MOYER.-On the 27th of April 1898, near Campden, Clinton Twp., Lincoln Co., Ont., of inflammation of the lungs and other diseases, Joseph H. Moyer, aged about 74 years. He was the son of Samuel B. Moyer. He leaves a widow, two daughters and one son to mourn their loss. One son and three daughters preceded him. Many have been his afflictions in his days, a number of years ago he lost one arm by an accident in a threshing machine and endured other severe afflictions. Nearly three years ago he sustained a fracture of his leg in an accident with a sulky hay rake. He was confined to his bed over a year, but had recovered so far that he could walk a little with a crutch. In January 1898 he was stricken with inflammation of the lungs, of which it seemed he could not fully recover. Although his afflictions were many and severe, he bore them with patience and Christian fortitude and looked forward with a lively hope of the hereafter. He was buried at the Mountain M. H. on the 1st of May. A very large number of relatives and friends assembled to pay the last tribute of respect to a dear neighbor and friend. Services by J. F. Rittenhouse at the house and by Gilbert Bearss and Noah Stauffer at the meetinghouse. Peace to his ashes.
HOLDEMAN.-On the 17th of April, 1898, near South Bend, St. Joseph Co., Ind., of blood poisoning, induced by a wound received in the war of 1861-65, Samuel W. Holdeman, aged 60 years, 10 months and 17 days. He leaves a sorrowing companion and four children to mourn his death; two children having preceded him to the spirit world. He was a member of the Mennonite Church, and a patient sufferer for many years. He was buried on the 20th. Services were conducted by J. F. Funk, from John 14:2, 3.
GOOD.-At Dutton, Mich., on the 31st of March, 1898, Goldie, daughter of Joseph N. and ____ Good, aged 6 years. The parents were attending a funeral, and, while playing around a bon-fire, little Goldie's dress was ignited, and before the flame could be extinguished, she was so badly burned that she died four hours afterwards.
All is over, hands are folded
On a calm and peaceful breast;
All is over, sufferings ended,
Now dear Goldie is at rest.
Dearest Goldie, how we miss thee,
Since thy voice we hear no more!
Yet we hope again to meet thee
Over on the golden shore.
Weep not for little Goldie,
Her gentle spirit's fled;
She sweetly sleeps in Jesus,
Among the silent dead.
'Tis true she was loved dearly,
Yet Jesus loved her best;
He relieved her from her suffering,
And took her home to rest.
Her place is now an empty spot,
Her playthings laid aside;
And loving hearts are weeping
For the little one that died.
Tearfully we lowly laid her,
'Neath the grass that grows so green,
And the form of darling Goldie
On earth no more is seen.
Little Goldie was the only girl,
And loved by all the hearts at home;
But the angels coming quickly,
Gently whispered, "Goldie come."
God His message sent to call her,
From her parents here below;
And she's gone to those fair mansions
Where all godly children go.
BY HER AUNT.
KEHR.-Susanna Bundy was born on the 17th of September 1823; died on the 3rd of April, 1898, aged 74 years, 6 months and 16 days. She was married to Christian Kehr, Oct. 4th, 1859. This union was blessed with two sons and one daughter. She was a member of the Mennonite Church for some years, and leaves a husband, three children, and eleven grandchildren; also brothers and sisters to mourn their loss.
Mother, thou was mild and lovely,
Gentle as the summer breeze,
Pleasant as the air of ev'ning,
When it floats among the trees.
Peaceful be thy silent slumber,
Peaceful in thy grave so low;
Thou no more wilt join our number;
Thou no more our songs shalt know.
Dearest mother, thou hast left us;
Here thy loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God that hath bereft us;
He can all our sorrows heal.
Yet again we hope to meet thee,
When the day of life is fled,
Then in heaven with joy to greet thee,
Where no farewell tear is shed.
FRICK.-On the 30th of April 1898, in Hilltown township, Bucks county, Pennsylvania, of paralysis, Benjamin Frick, aged 69 years and 1 day. Buried on Wednesday May 4th, at the Line Lexington Mennonite meeting house. He was for many years a faithful member of the Mennonite church, at this place, and a regular attendant in the public services. He was also a warm friend of the Publishing house at Elkhart, and was an efficient worker in circulating the books and papers of our own church published here. He will be missed in different ways. He leaves a sorrowing companion and three sons to mourn his death.
BUTLER.-Amos Butler, west of Grantsville, Md., died April 18th, 1898, aged 63 years, 1 month and 2 days. He did not make any profession of religion until little over a year ago, when he confessed Christ and united with the Mennonite Church. He was in good health the same day he died. He was hauling posts and dropped dead. Funeral services in the Folk Meeting house, April 20th, by D. H. Bender assisted by G. D. Miller.
YODER.-At the residence of brother Henry Pletcher, in Union Twp., Elkhart Co., Ind., of brain fever, on the 1st of May 1898, Arthur, only son of Alpha and Barbara Pletcher Yoder, aged 1 year and 21 days. Buried at Yellow Creek on the 3rd of May. Services by N. Metzler and J. F. funk, from Matt. 6:21.
"Go to thy rest, fair child!
Go to thy dreamless bed,
While yet so gentle, undefiled,
With blessings on thy head.
Shall love, with weak embrace,
Thy upward wing detain?
No! gentle angel seek thy place,
Amid the cherub band."
Note from family researcher: "YB1345312 - Auther/Arthur Yoder Eb4/9/1897 Elkhart,IN (Elkhart Co. Births, Book 5p77)- dMay 11898 Aged 1 yr & 21 days (Tombstone says Auther; Burial by parents) Note: Both Gracie's (Herald of Truth 6/15/1895, p190,191) & Auther's stones were broken and leaning against the parents stone. Have photo." Karolyn Roberts
CRESSMAN.-On the 25th of April, 1898, near Strasburg, Waterloo Co., Ont., of inflammation of the kidneys, from which she suffered but a few days, Sister Mary, beloved wife of Bro. Josiah Cressman, and youngest daughter of Samuel and Lydia Brubacher, aged 29 years, 10 months and 10 days. Buried in the Strasburg cemetery on the 28th. Our sister had been in delicate health for some years, but her sudden demise was a shock to all, for she was well known and highly esteemed as a faithful, consistent Christian. Her surviving husband, to whom she had been married but a few short years, has the sympathy of the whole community in his sore affliction. She also leaves her mother, three brothers and three sisters, and many other relatives and friends to mourn her early death. God comfort them in their sore affliction. Funeral services at the house by Jacob Gingrich, and at the Weber meeting house by E. S. Hallman in English from Isa. 35:10, and by Noah Stauffer in German from Phil. 1:21. The new meeting house was filled to overflowing.
Not dead, but sleeping,
Then cease your weeping,
Dear Mary's with the blest;
She went before us
To join the chorus
Of those in endless rest.
A. B. K.
MILLER.-On the 26th of April, 1898, in Elkhart Co., Ind., Ida, daughter of Joseph and Lydia Miller, aged 8 years and 3 days. She leaves father and mother, five brothers, two sisters, and an aged grandmother to mourn her early death. She was sick only a very few days. She was buried on the 28th, at the Yellow Creek meeting house. Services were conducted by J. S. Lehman, Noah Metzler, Jonas Loucks, and J. F. Funk from the text, 2 Kings 4:26. The affliction falls heavily on the family, but they can comfort themselves with the thought that Jesus has prepared for the children a home where there is no more sorrow, nor crying, nor death.
EBY.-On April 9th 1898, in Paradise Twp., Lancaster
Co., Pa., Salinda, wife of Phares Eby, aged 29 years, 1
month and 2 days. The circumstances of sister Eby's were very
sad, her clothing having taken fire while working with an incubator.
She was alone at the time and after fighting the flames unsuccessfully
for a long while, she rushed into the yard where she was seen,
and help then came speedily, though too late to save her life.
She suffered about six hours before death came to her relief.
She leaves a husband and a little son to mourn their loss, but
though the affliction is heavy, we rejoice in the hope that she
has gone to be with God, and,
"We shall meet our loved one gone,
Some sweet day by-and-by."
Funeral services on the 12th at Hershey's meeting house were conducted by Amos Hoover and C. M. Brackbill. Text, Luke 10:42.
S. B. D.
Transcribed by Ralph Shetler, Oregon