Herald of Truth Obituaries - March, 1900

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HERALD OF TRUTH, Vol. XXXVII, No. 5, March 1, 1900 Pages 78, 79


SAUDER - On Jan. 28, 1900, of Caernarvon, Lancaster Co., Pa., of consumption, Mattie, wife of Christian Sauder, aged 44 years, 10 months and 21 days. Besides her husband she leaves four little daughters, and several step-children. She was the youngest sister of Elias and John W. Martin, of Elkhart Co., Ind. She was a member of the Mennonite Church. Jonas Martin and John Kurtz conducted the funeral services. Text, 1 Kings 2:1,2,3. Burial at Weaverland.

ZIMMERMAN - On Jan. 30, 1900, near Martindale, Lancaster Co., Pa., David Zimmerman, aged 76 years, 6 months and 21 days. He leaves a widow, three daughters and one son, Pre. Menno M. Zimmerman. Funeral services at the Martindale M. H., by Jonas Martin and John Kurtz.

ZIMMERMAN - Jan. 31, 1900, near Weaverland M. H., in East Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., Christian Zimmerman, aged 78 years, 5 months and 28 days. He leaves three sons and three daughters, his loving wife having died some years ago. He lived with his three daughters and one son. His funeral was held at the new meeting-house at Weaverland, where Jonas Martin and John Kurtz preached. These two aged men were first cousins, and both belonged to the Mennonite Church for many years.

KINDY - On the 2d of January, 1900, at the home of her son, Jacob Kindy, Markham, York Co., Ont., Susan Kindy, aged 86 years, 4 days. Funeral services were conducted by J.G. Hoover. Text, Heb. 9:27. Deceased was a member of the Mennonite Church. Peace to her ashes.

CULP - John Culp was born in Fayette Co., Pa., June 7, 1804; died near Foraker, Ind., Jan. 27, 1900, aged 95 years, 7 months and 20 days. He came to Ohio in 1816, united in matrimony with Christina Baer in 1825. To this union were born 14 children, of whom seven are living. He came to Indiana in 1852. His companion died in 1857. He was again united in matrimony in 1858, to Elizabeth Anglemeyer. She died in 1887. The remaining relatives are 7 children, 27 grandchildren, 47 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. He was a member of the Mennonite Church for 75 years. His oldest son was the oldest man in Elkhart county that had a father living. Funeral services were held at Yellow Creek by Noah Metzler and James H. McGowen. Text, 2 Tim. 4:6-8.

BYLER - Near Belleville, Pa., Feb. 1, 1900, Titus, son of Pre. Joseph H. Byler, aged 4 years, 3 months and 23 days.

YODER - At Belleville, Pa., January 22, 1900, Samuel K. Yoder, aged 67 years, 7 months and 7 days.

YODER - Near Belleville, Pa., Feb. 5, 1900, Jacob C. Yoder, aged 69 years, 1 month and 7 days. In the death of Brother Yoder we have lost an old friend and the church and neighborhood have lost a kind-hearted, sociable and honest man.

HOOVER - On Jan. 18, 1900, at Spring Grove, Lancaster Co., Pa., Mary, wife of Samuel Hoover, aged 44 years, 8 months and 5 days. She was afflicted with a tumorous growth for a number of years, and was confined to her room, and at times to her bed, for nearly eight months. During that time she was a great, yet patient, sufferer. She was long a consistent member of the Lutheran Church, and expressed her hopes in a glorious resurrection. She leaves a husband, a widowed mother, two sisters and one brother to mourn her death. The funeral was held at Weaverland, where B.G. Welder, her pastor, and Benjamin W. Weaver officiated.

CLEMMER - Susanna Clemmer, nee Gingrich, wife of John Clemmer, died Jan. 27, 1900, aged 74 years, 9 months and 24 days. She was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., April 5, 1825. Her death was caused from burns, her clothes catching fire while she was sitting by the stove. Nobody was present in the room but some little children, and when they saw their grandmother's clothes burning they screamed, and her daughter, who was in the kitchen getting dinner, ran in, but before she could get the fire quenched, her mother was so badly burned that she died on the following day about 6 o'clock p.m. She was buried on the 30th in the Martin cemetery, above Waterloo, Ont. Funeral services by Pre. Jacob Woolner, Sen., at the house. Text, Heb. 9:27. She leaves a sorrowing husband and six children to mourn her departure. Two children preceded her to the spirit world. May God comfort the bereft ones, and give them grace to make their calling and election sure, so that death may not overtake them in an unprepared state.
Jacob Woolner

BRUBAKER - Samuel Brubaker was born in Juniata Co., Pa., Feb. 13, 1838, and died Feb. 6, 1900, aged 62 years, 11 months and 24 days. He was married to Sarah Crymal. To this union were born five daughters and three sons. Two preceded him to a better land. Two grandchildren, two sisters and one brother are also left to mourn their loss. He was a faithful member of the Lutheran Church. He lived to see his children all grown to manhood and womanhood. All were present at the funeral. He took his bed Saturday, Feb. 3d, and died Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 6th, at 3 o'clock. Funeral services at Lost Creek by S. Gayman, W. Graybill and the Lutheran minister. Text, 2 Tim. 4:6-8.

Dearest uncle, thou hast left us,
Here thy loss we deeply feel;
But 'twas God that hath bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal.

EIGSTI - On the 16th of Dec., 1899, in Woodford Co., Ill., Joseph Eigsti, aged 69 years, 7 months and 27 days. He died very suddenly. He had not been well, however, for several weeks. He was fully prepared to depart whenever the messenger of death should come, having the living hope of a bright hereafter. It is hard to realize that we shall see father's face no more on earth; that no more we shall hear his kind voice. But oh! the blessed thought, we shall meet him "some sweet day, by and by." On the day of his departure he partook of dinner as usual, after which he went to his room and sat down in his rocking chair. An hour afterward his daughter, on entering the room, found him dead. He had evidently passed quietly away a few minutes before. He was the father of four sons and seven daughters. His wife and two daughters preceded him to the spirit world. His remains were taken to the Roanoke Mennonite cemetery.

"We'll know where to find thee, dear father - in heaven,
Though every fond tie we have cherished be riven,
We'll follow thee home to the land of the blest,
Where sighs are not heard, and the weary ones rest."

HERSHEY - On the 7th of February, 1900, in Lancaster, Pa., of heart trouble, after a few days' illness, Bro. John D. Hershey, aged 78 years. He leaves his wife, five sons and two daughters.

BYLER - February 1, 1900, near Belleville, Pa., of inflammation of the bowels, Titus, son of Joseph H. and Nancy Byler, aged 4 years, 3 months and 23 days. Titus was a bright child, and will be greatly missed in the family. "Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of heaven." Only those who have had similar experiences can truly realize the meaning of the little verse:

Dearest Titus, thou hast left us,
We thy loss here deeply feel;
But 'tis God that hath bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal.

SOMMER - Christian Sommer was born on the 27th of June, 1841, in Illhausen, Alsace, France (now Germany). Was married to Katherine Eicher the 21st of April, 1868. There were born to them 11 children, of whom 9 and his beloved wife survive to mourn his death. He came with his family to America in 1882. His age was 58 years, 5 months and 26 days. Buried Dec. 25, 1899. Services by P.E. Stuckey and Daniel Graber.

WENGER - On Jan. 27th, 1900, near Wayland, Washington Co., Iowa, after an illness of five weeks, Katie Wenger, wife of Joseph I. Wenger. She was born April 7, 1876, in Santipolite Co., France. In 1880 she came with her parents, Peter Witmers, to Ohio, where they lived for two years, then came to Iowa. She was married on Feb. 21, 1899, to Joseph I. Wenger, who, with a five-weeks'-old infant, her parents, four brothers and four sisters, survives her. For a number of years she had been a member of the Mennonite Church. She was buried on the 28th. Funeral services were held by P.E. Stuckey and Daniel Graber.

KAUFFMAN - On the 28th of Dec., 1899, in Washington county, Iowa, Joseph Kauffman, aged 72 years and 20 days. Bro. Kauffman was born in Canton Basle, Switzerland, came to Ohio in 1857, remained there one year, then came to Washington Co., Iowa, where he has remained ever since. Feb. 14, 1860, he was married to Anna Klopfenstein. To this union were born eight children, five of whom are now living with his aged wife to mourn their loss. Services by Peter Stuckey.

SHROCK - On the 22d of Nov., 1899, in Clinton Twp., Elkhart Co., Ind., of typhoid fever, Willis Shrock, son of Daniel G. and Nancy Shrock, aged 16 years, 2 months and 6 days. Buried at the Clinton Brick M. H. on the 24th, in the presence of a large circle of friends. Willis was converted over two years ago, and made his home in the Mennonite church, and was a regular attentive Sunday school pupil, obedient to his parents, and always tried to make home pleasant and agreeable. His early conversion and natural abilities made Willis a promising young man. But his sun is gone down, while it was yet day, to rise and shine with the glorified in the home beyond. The bereaved family are consecrated to the will of God in their bereavement. Services by P.Y. Lehman and Noah Metzler, from Jeremiah 15:9. Peace to his ashes.

ZOOK - On the 9th of Feb., 1900, near Monitor, Kans., Thomas J. Zook, son of J.M. and Salina Zook, aged 1 month and 23 days. Buried in the West Liberty cemetery. Funeral services were conducted by C.D. Yoder from Job 14:12, and by S.C. Miller from Isaiah 40:11.

Another little bud has gone,
To dwell with Him who gave;
Another little darling babe
Is sheltered in the grave.

Go, little pilgrim, to thy home,
On yonder blissful shore;
We miss thee here, but soon shall come
Where thou hast gone before.

KURTZ - On the 5th of Feb. 1900 near Topeka, Ind., Susanna, wife of Bro. David Kurtz, aged 68 yrs., 4 mos. and 8 days. Sister Kurtz lived in matrimony nearly fifty years and was the mother of ten children, five of whom preceded her to the spirit world. A husband, four sons, and one daughter are left to mourn the loss of a loving wife and kind mother, but not as those who have no hope. Funeral on the 7th at the Maple Grove M. H. Services by D.J. Johns from 2 Peter 3:14.

ZENDT - Sister Eva Zendt was born Feb. 8th, 1850, died in Juniata Co., Pa., Feb. 18th, 1900, aged 50 years, 10 days. Hers was a sudden death, from the effects of heart and lung troubles. Funeral services at Lost Creek M. H. by William Seiber and Samuel Gayman. Text, John 11:25.

MUSSELMAN - Near Fairfield, Adams Co., Pa., on Dec. 31st, 1899, of measles and pneumonia, Clyde Brown Musselman, son of Christian and Ollie Musselman, aged 13 yrs., 5 mos. and 5 days. Funeral Jan. 2nd 1900, buried in Fairfield cemetery. Texts, Job 10:20. "Are not my days few," by Jacob F. Bucher and Matt. 24:44, by Martin Wisler. May this be a call that we may be always ready when the messenger of death comes.

Father! in my life's young morning,
May Thy word direct my way;
Let me heed each gracious warning,
Lest my feet should go astray;
Make me willing
All its precepts to obey.

Transcribed by: Jeannine Janzen - Kansas


HERALD OF TRUTH, Vol. XXXVII, No. 6, March 15, 1900 pages 94, 95


was born at Goldschaar, Heubuden, near Marienburg, West Prussia, April 21st, 1821. He was baptized in his 17th year and received as a member of the Mennonite congregation at Heubuden. In 1841 he emigrated with his mother to Russia. In the following year he was married to Mary Suderman, and in 1843 they moved to Berdjansk, where he was called to the ministry and later to the office of bishop. He was a very active worker and wielded a great influence among his people. In 1876 he emigrated to America, and in the following year he was appointed bishop of the Emmaus congregation near Whitewater, Butler Co., Kansas. His labors here were greatly blessed until the Lord called him home on the 26th of Jan. 1900. His departure was sudden and painless, he being surrounded at his home by friends who had come to visit him. He reached the age of 78 yrs., 9 mos., 5 days. He leaves his deeply bereaved wife and adopted daughter, with her husband and family, who were all deeply attached to him. But the warm attachment of friendship went farther than his immediate relatives. His large congregation mourns the departure of a faithful leader and shepherd and the whole Mennonite denomination, wherever he was known, feels that in the death of Bro. Suderman the denomination has lost one of her most earnest and ablest men. Although enjoying a position of great influence, it was wielded so wisely and lovingly that no one who came into touch with him ever felt that he lorded it over any one. On the 31st his mortal remains were laid to rest. The vast throng which assembled on the occasion was addressed by a number of bishops and ministers present. Bro. Suderman was well known among the various Mennonite congregations throughout the United States and Canada since coming to this country. He was one of the twelve brethren deputized by the church in Russia to visit America in 1873, and seek localities for the settlement of those who, to avoid military service in Russia, desired to emigrate to the United States, and by his earnest teaching and kind ways he endeared himself to all with whom he became acquainted.


HOSTETLER - Salome D. (King) Hostetler, wife of Jephtha Hostetler, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., December 28, 1833. She was the third of a family of ten children - four brothers and six sisters, seven of whom are still living. She was united in the holy bonds of matrimony to Jephtha Hostetler March 5th, 1857. During the same year, they located in Wayne Co., Ohio. In 1861 they moved to the homestead farm where they lived up to the time of her death, which occurred March 1, 1900. Her age was 66 years, 2 mo., and 3 da. She was the mother of eight children, six of whom, with her husband, survive her, and sixteen grandchildren, fourteen of whom are still living. The funeral services were conducted in German by Frederick Mast, and in English by Amos Mumaw. Text, 2 Tim. 4:6-8. Her remains were laid to rest in the Paradise Union cemetery in Wayne Co., O. on Sunday, March 4th. The cause of her death was a complication of diseases, principally typhoid-malarial fever and heart failure. She accepted her Savior while young, and during her life was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite Church. She lived to see all her children accept their Savior and unite with the church. Her life was a noble example of Christian piety and she was always ready to assist others who were in distress. Her death is mourned by a large circle of friends and acquaintances, many of whom can bear testimony to her kind ministrations during times of sickness and sorrow. She will be missed especially by her companion, who for many years has been deprived of his hearing. She will long be remembered by those dear to her, as a wife, mother, and grandmother who was always kind and affectionate, and whose example is worthy of being followed. May God comfort all hearts that are bleeding by this sad bereavement. We hope to meet her in a land where sickness, sorrow, pain, and death can never come.

YODER - Herman Yoder was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, May 15, 1838; moved to Elkhart Co., Ind. in 1848; was married to Sarah Yoder, March 17, 1863 in Wayne Co., Ohio. He united with the Amish Mennonite Church in his youth and was a faithful member to the end of his life. He was highly respected in the church and community, and occupied a number of responsible positions. He was for several years, President of the Mennonite Evangelizing Board, and was connected with the Elkhart Institute from the time of its incorporation; filling the positions of Director, Treasurer, and at the time of his death, that of Steward of the Boarding Hall. He had been ill for some time of la grippe and pneumonia, but had so far recovered that he was able to attend to his daily duties. On the morning of the fourteenth of February he was at the school as usual, but in the afternoon he was seized with severe pain in the chest. Hemorrhages followed and he sank rapidly until the following morning. Feb. 15 at 9 A.M., his spirit took its flight. He had reached the age of 61 years, 9 mo. He was deeply interested in the welfare of the young people and made many friends. The funeral services were conducted on the 17th, at his late residence, 517 S. Prairie St., Elkhart, by J.B. Gingrich, and at the meeting house by J.S. Hartzler and Daniel Kauffman. Text, 1 Sam. 20:3. The remains were laid to rest in the Elkhart Prairie burying ground, three miles south-east of Goshen. Deceased leaves a widow and many friends to mourn his departure.

ALWINE - On the 18th of February, 1900, near Holsopple, Pa., of hemorrhage of the lungs, Sister Fanny Alwine, aged 83 yrs., 4 mo. Buried on the 20th at the Blough Mennonite M. H. Funeral services by S.G. Shetler and Samuel Gindlesperger. Text, Prov. 11:23. Sister Alwine was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years.

WERTZ - On the 20th of Feb., 1900, in Johnstown, Pa., of typhoid fever, Samuel, son of Sister Polly Wertz, aged 25 years, 15 days. He was buried on the 22nd at the Thomas M. H. Funeral services were conducted by L.A. Blough and Samuel Gindlesperger. Text, Eccl. 8:8. This was a hearty, strong young man in the prime of his life, yet when sickness took hold on him, his strong physical body had to give way and the spirit could not be retained. A loud call to the unconverted.

HERTZLER - Feb. 4, 1900, near Kralltown, York Co., Pa., Emory R. Hertzler, only son of Emanuel and Gertie Hertzler, aged 1 mo., 3 da. Buried at Slate Hill cemetery. "What I do thou knowest not now, but wilt know hereafter."

WEAVER - Feb. 12th, 1900, Ladd, Augusta Co., Va., of cancer in the face and mouth, from which he finally succumbed, David B. Weaver, aged 76 yrs., 6 mo., 17 da. He was born July 25, 1823 in Lancaster Co., Penna. In the spring of 1877 he moved to Va., where he was engaged in farming until 14 yrs. ago, since which time he has lived a retired life. He bore his late affliction with great patience and fortitude and never complained. If asked how he felt, his answer would always be, "Oh, I feel well." We have that assured hope that he is safe in the arms of Jesus. The survivors are a sorrowing widow, three sons, one daughter in Va., one daughter in Penna. One son living in Penna. preceded him there years ago. He also leaves two brothers and three sisters in Penna., 30 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren and many other relatives to mourn the loss of one who was near and dear to them, but we believe our loss is his eternal gain. Funeral and interment at Springdale meeting house in the presence of a large congregation. Bishop A. Shank and E.C. Shank officiated. Text, 2 Tim. 4:6-8.

Death has taken our grandfather
Whom we loved and cherished here;
He is gone, his place is vacant,
Can we help but shed a tear?

Dearest loved one, we have laid thee
In the peaceful grave's embrace;
But thy memory will be cherished
Till we see in heaven thy face.
By a grandson.

KAUFFMAN - Near Belleville, Mifflin Co., Pa. on Friday morning, February 23d, 1900, Christian Kauffman, aged 70 years, 7 mo and 7 days. Bro. Kauffman was a most excellent citizen and a most consistent and faithful member of the church, from early manhood till the day of his death. Funeral services on the 24th by Jos. H. Byler, in German, and Jos. Z. Kenagy in English. He is survived by his second wife and two sons and four daughters, all of whom are faithful members of the church.

STAUFFER - On the 23d of February, 1900, in Lancaster Co., Pa., near Lancaster City, of heart and kidney trouble, Ida G., daughter of Benjamin and Alice Stauffer, aged 13 yrs., 5 mo. and 7 days. She had been complaining for some time, but we thought not of death, until about two weeks ago. The parents and five sisters, one of them being her twin sister, remain to mourn their loss. The funeral services were conducted by Benjamin Hertzler and Daniel Lehman on Feb. 27, at the Millersville Mennonite M. H.

Ida dear, you were our comfort,
Loved by all the hearts at home;
But the angels, coming quickly,
Gently whispered, "Ida, come."

O dear Ida, when we meet you,
In the joyous realms above,
Gladly will we haste to greet you,
All our hearts aflame with love.

LUTHER - On the 15th of February, 1900, in Cambria Co., Pa., of whooping cough, Mary Catharine, daughter of Bro. Robert and Sister Ellie Luther, aged 7 mo., 12 da. She was buried on the 17th at Weaver Mennonite M. H., services by S.G. Shetler, Alex Weaver, and L.A. Blough. Text, Psa. 13:3.

HOLSOPPLE - On the 16th of Feb., 1900, near Holsopple, Pa., from the effects of an injury done by a log which accidently rolled over him, which caused his death in a few hours, John Quintner, son of Christian and Emma Holsopple, aged 7 years, 4 mo., 17 da. Buried on the 18th, funeral services by S.G. Shetler. Text, Isa. 40:8. The little boy was out where they were dragging logs, and as they took away one log, another, near by, commenced to roll. The little boy appeared to try and hold the log, but it rolled over him and caused his death in a few hours. The little boy used to sing, a few days before the accident, "I want to go where Jesus is." We trust he is now with Jesus.

KAUFMAN - Leah Kaufman was born in Cambria Co., Penna., July 15, 1864. She came to Michigan with her parents, Joseph and Elizabeth Kaufman, nearly 16 years ago and lived for a time in Bowne township, afterwards moving to Campbell Twp., where her parents now reside. She was married to Nathanael Thomas at Alto, Mich, Oct. 9th, 1892. This union was a happy one; no clouds ever arose to hide the sunshine that warmed the hearth of their domestic life. They were happy in each other's love, devoted to their home and to each other, and the lonely husband has the blest consolation that death can separate them for a time, but can never blot from memory's pages the happy years they have spent together. Death took from them, when only a few days old, the only child, a son, given to this union, who awaits their coming to the Better Land. The deceased departed this life Jan. 19th, 1900, at her home in Bowne, aged 35 yrs., 6 months, and four days. She leaves to mourn her early death a loving husband, a little adopted son, Clayton Clemons, whom she with her husband has tenderly cared for and dearly loved since entering their home; also her aged father and mother, five sisters and one brother. As a neighbor and a friend she was highly respected and will be greatly missed and mourned. The bereaved husband has the tender and sincere sympathy of the entire neighborhood in this his sad hour. The funeral services were held at the O. M. church, Sunday, conducted by Pre. Keim in German and Noah Blosser in English.

(Transcriber's note: I am unsure if Thomas was her married name, or if it was Nathanael's middle name, with his last name also being Kaufman.)

Note: Knowledgable family researcher responds to transcriber's queston: ----
This is a response to a transcribers question in an obit: The maiden name was KAUFFMAN, she married a THOMAS. (The THOMAS is part of my Thomas line). -- Dave

KOHLI - On the 25th of January, 1900, near McEwen, Humphreys Co., Tenn., of paralysis, Margaret A., wife of Josiah Kohli, aged 52 years, 2 mo. and 2 days. She was buried on the 27th in the McEwen cemetery. No minister being present, the funeral services were deferred to February 11, when the writer was present and spoke from 1 Tim. 4:6-8, the text selected by the family. In the death of Sister Kohli the church has lost a zealous sister; the husband a loving Christian wife; the four sons and two daughters a tender and faithful mother. Her sickness was of only a few hours duration; she then changed time for eternity, a world of sorrow for a mansion in the skies.

SOUDER - John N. Souder, of Telford, Montgomery Co., Pa., died Oct. 4, 1899. He was buried at Franconia meeting-house, Oct. 9th. Services by Pre. Michael Moyer at the house and Abel Horning at the meeting house. Text, Psalm 25:18,19. His age was 72 yrs., 23 days. He leaves a widow, four sons and three daughters to mourn their loss.

CLYMER - On the 5th of December, 1899, at Sellersville, Pa., of liver complaint, Abraham Clymer, aged 52 yrs., 3 mo. Services at the house by Abel Horning and by D. Greenawalt and Christian Allebach at meeting house. Buried at Rockhill. A widow, three sons, and one daughter survive.

WAMBOLD - Feb. 1, 1900, in Sellersville, Bucks Co., Pa., Abraham Wambold, aged 55 years, 5 mo., 10 da. Buried at the Sellersville Reformed church. Services by Pre. Waidlich, from 1 Thess. 4:13, and by Pre. Greenawalt.

WATTS - On Feb. 15, 1900, in Sellersville, Pa., of apoplexy, Catharine Watts, at the ripe old age, 103 years, 4 months. Interment at the Ridge Valley Church, Services by Pre. Waidlich. She was the oldest person in this vicinity. She was always healthy up to her last illness, and was ill only about 10 days, when death took her away. Peace to her ashes.

MOYER - Feb. 14th, 1900, in Telford, Montgomery Co., Pa., Alfred S. Moyer, son of Milton and Maria Moyer, aged 14 years, 7 mo., 7 days. His sickness was appendicitis, with which he lingered 13 days. He was a patient sufferer. Interment at Franconia meeting house on the 19th, services by Josiah Clemmer at house and Michael Moyer at the meeting-house. Text, Luke 7:13, "Weep not."

"I take these little lambs, said he,
And lay them in my breast;
Protection they shall find in me,
In me be ever blest."

LOUCKS - On the 27th of Feb, 1900, in Elkhart Co., Ind., of apoplexy, Sister Anna (Ramer), wife of Pre. Jonas Loucks, aged 45 years, 11 months, and 18 days. She was in her usual health until about 10 o'clock P.M. the previous evening, when she took suddenly ill, and before 1 o'clock the following morning the messenger of death summoned her away to her eternal reward, she being ill less than three hours. She leaves a sorrowing husband, two sons, three daughters, an aged mother, two brothers and one sister to mourn her early departure, but they mourn not as those who have no hope, for she left the evidence of a living hope in Christ, which is the anchor of the soul. She was a consistent and devoted member of the Mennonite Church for a number of years. She was loved most by those who knew her best, and will be greatly missed in her neighborhood, in the church, and most of all, in the family. She was buried on March 1st in the Yellow Creek grave yard, where, notwithstanding the very inclement weather, the large house was crowded with friends who came to pay the last tribute of respect, which showed the esteem in which she was held. The services were conducted by Jacob B. Gingrich, Henry Weldy and J.W. Christophel, from Mark 14:8, first clause, "She hath done what she could."

Tho' mother dear has left us,
To live with God on high,
We hope again to meet her
In the happy by and by.

That night, when she was taken,
We stood about her bed;
"O, do be good, dear children,"
Were the last words she said.

We mourn, for we're so lonely,
Without our mother dear,
But we'll not murmur, knowing
God sees each falling tear.

Our mother's words we'll cherish,
Her precepts we will prize;
Then, though our bodies perish,
We'll meet her in the skies.

LAUBER - On the 21st of February, 1900, David, son of Benjamin and Bina Lauber, aged 7 mo., 27 da. He leaves his parents, two little sisters, his grandparents and great-grandfather.

MILLER - On the 11th of February 1900, at the residence of her son-in-law, John Erb, Sallie Mast, wife of John Miller of near Beaver Crossing, Neb., aged 74 yrs., 3 mo., 5 da. She leaves her aged companion, one daughter, and four grandchildren. She bore her afflictions with Christian patience and looked forward in assuring faith to the time of her release. Buried in the Pleasant View graveyard. Funeral Text, John 5:4.

SHAFER - Eva Shafer, maiden name Brenneman, was born in Dauphin Co., Penna., Sept. 5, 1821; died at the home of her youngest daughter, Sister Miles Tippy, in Miami Co., Ohio, Feb. 13, 1900, aged 78 yrs., 5 mo., 5 da. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. Funeral services by David Hilty of West Liberty, Ohio, from Psalm 37:37.

Transcribed by: Jeannine Janzen - Kansas

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