Last Friday evening, the 18th of March at about ten minutes past seven o'clock, G.G. Pool, near DeGraff, Ohio, came to his death in a manner so sudden and so shocking as to cast a gloom over the whole neighborhood where the accident occurred. The deceased was coming to town to attend services in the M.E. church. The night was cloudy and dark, and a deep, heavy fog prevailed. Just as he was nearing the crossing of the railroad, the fast train was entering the limits of the town, at the rate of almost sixty miles an hour. He was warned of the coming train and urged to remain at a place of safety, but urging his horse, and in spite of the watchman, he attempted to cross. The horse crossed, but the train struck the buggy with such force that it and Mr. Pool were hurled away ninety-three feet and a portion of the buggy much further. The horse went dashing up the street and was not hurt. The age of the deceased was 61 years, 9 months and 18 days.
BURNED TO DEATH
Mrs. Joseph Moyer, living with her son-in-law, Zeno Wierback, near Pleasant Valley, Springfield township, Bucks county, Pa., met with a terrible accident on Saturday, February 23d, which resulted in her death. While engaging in paring apples close to a hot stove, her clothes caught fire and before she was aware of it, the flames had made such headway that after giving the alarm and until assistance arrived she was burned to badly that she died the same evening in terrible agony. She was well advanced in years, and the community was shocked on learning her sad fate. The funeral took place on Friday. A large concourse of people followed the remains to the grave; interment at Mennonite meeting-house, near Pleasant Valley. - Schwenksville Item.
KELLY - March 2d, in Mahoning Co., O., Fanny, wife of John Kelly and daughter of Bish. Jacob Kolb, deceased, aged 54 years, 7 months and 8 days. Interment at Oberholzer's on the 4th, where services were held by Michael Rohrer of Canton, Ohio, and Abraham Brubacher.
LEHMAN - March 11th, in Columbiana Co., Ohio, David Lehman, aged 75 years and 1 day. Buried at Oberholzer's on the 13th, where services were held by A. Brubacher and Jacob Stouffer.
STAYROOK - On the 9th of March, near Mattawana, Mifflin county, Pa., Catharine J., daughter of Nicholas Stayrook, aged 13 years, 10 months and 13 days.
YODER - On the 10th of March, near Mattawan, Mifflin county, Pa., Malinda, daughter of Pre. Michael Yoder, aged 16 years, 11 months and 25 days.
PLANK - On the 30th of December, in Pulaski, Iowa, John Plank, aged 96 years and 5 months. He leaves six children, and some of his descendants reach the fourth generation. He was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite church for 78 years. He was buried on the 1st of January. Many friends followed the remains to their last resting place. Services by the officiating minister in English, and Ph. Poulet in German, from Rev. 14:13.
JACKSON - On the 8th of March, near Roth, Washington county, Maryland, of the infirmities of old age and a complication of diseases, Bro. William Jackson, aged 75 years, 8 months and 28 days. He was buried on the 10th at the Clear Spring Mennonite church, where a large concourse of friends had assembled to pay their last tribute of respect to the deceased. Services from 1 Thess. 3:9, 10. Peace to his ashes.
MILLER - On the 1st of December, in Branch county, Mich., of paralysis, Elizabeth Miller, aged 71 years, 7 months and 11 days. On Monday morning the dear mother was found lying in an unconscious condition, in which she remained until Saturday evening, when God relieved her of her sufferings. It was a heavy blow to the family of six children. She was buried on the 3d in the Pretty Prairie graveyard. Services by John Fieldhouse and Christian Naffsinger from James 5:11.
KORNHAUS - On the 8th of March, in McPherson county,
Kansas, of kidney disease, John Kornhaus, aged 61 years,
11 months and 13 days. He suffered about two weeks, and when it
became evident that the physicians could not help him, he resigned
himself to the will of God and was heard to say: "Thy will
be done." He was born in Lancaster county, Pa. He was twice
married and leaves a widow and eleven children to mourn their
loss. He was buried in the Spring Valley graveyard. Funeral services
by R.F. Hamilton and D. Brundage, from Ps. 16:9 and 1 Cor. 15:12,
A husband lies in death's embrace, the grave is now his resting place;
And as we pass beneath thy rod, reveal thyself the widow's God.
Be thou our Counselor and Stay, protect by night and guide by day;
Then , as we travel life's rough road, we'll praise thee as the widow's God.
BRENNEMAN - On the 10th of March, near Pickerington, Franklin county, Ohio, of typhoid malaria, Lydia, wife of Pre. Noah Brenneman, aged about 46 years. Her maiden name was Blosser; her first husband was Jacob Hoover of Hocking county, who died a number of years ago. Her second husband survives her. She united with the Mennonite church when she was about 22 years of age, and was a faithful and consistent member to the time of her death. During the last days her mind seemed fixed on the beauties of the better world, and she often exclaimed, "It is so beautiful. O how beautiful!" We have reason to believe that she has gone to the "beautiful land," the far away home of the soul of the righteous. She was buried on the 12th. Services were held by David Martin and John F. Funk, from Rev. 14:13. May the Lord bless the affliction to the dear brother, her husband, to the brothers and sisters, and to all the dear friends.
STALTER - On the 21st of March, in Livingston county, Ill., of convulsions, infant son, of Joseph and Maria Stalter, aged 7 days. Buried on the 22d. Services by Joseph Ackerman, Daniel Steinman and John P. Schmidt.
SCHERTZ - On the morning of the 11th of March, near Hudson, McLean county, Ill., Bro. Joseph Schertz, aged 56 years and 6 months. Sunday morning the 10th he took leave of his family, saying that it was the lst day he would be with them, and after this he spoke no more. On the 13th his remains were consigned to the grave, on which occasion many friends and relatives gathered to show the departed brother the last tribute of love. He was everybody's friend and a beloved brother in the Amish Mennonite church. Funeral services by Chr. Risser, John Stahly, Chr. Rupp, John P. Schmidt in German and Pre. Lyons in English. The deceased bore his sufferings bravely, and while we mourn his departure, be believe that he is now at rest. He leaves his wife, his aged mother, and three children.
HERSCHBERGER - On the 4th of February, in Miami county, Ind., of diphtheria and croup, Eli, son of Abraham and Susanna Herschberger, aged 2 years and 13 days.
HERSCHBERGER - On the 21st of March, in the same family
and of the same disease, Elsie, aged 4 years, 8 months
and 17 days. Services by D.C. Miller, E. Mast and Nobert Sproll.
"Dearest children, you have left us, here your loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God that hath bereft us, He can all our sorrows heal."
MILLER - On the 13th of March, near Smithville, in Wayne county, Ohio, of paralysis, Mary Miller, aged 66 years, 6 months and 27 days. She was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite church and bore her sufferings patiently until the end. She was buried on the 15th at the Oak Grove church. Services by J.K. Yoder and D. Hostetler from Daniel 12:2 and Luke 10:20.
YODER - On the 12th of March, near Frank Pierce, Johnson
county, Iowa, of bronchitis and whooping cough, Lizzie Viola,
daughter of J.D. and S. Yoder, aged 4 years, 5 months and 26 days.
She was buried on the 14th in the Deer Creek graveyard, where
a large concourse of friends and relatives assembled to pay the
last tribute of respect. Funeral services by P.J. Kinsinger and
J.F. Swartzendruber, from Mark 10:13-16.
"Little Lizzie, thou hast left us, here thy loss we deeply feel,
But 'twas God that hath bereft us, He can all our sorrow heal.
Yet again we hope to meet thee, when to day of life is fled,
Then in heaven with joy to greet thee, where no farewell tears are shed."
WOGOMAN - On the 11th of March, in Goshen, Indiana,
of consumption, Lizzie, wife James Wogoman, and daughter
of the late Henry Christophel, aged 21 years, 6 months
and 7 days. She had suffered for some time and as the disease
gradually reduced her strength she became the subject of many
prayers, and it was an hour of rejoicing, when at last she was
able to say to her mother, "Yes, I am ready to be baptized
and received into the Church." The love of God had been poured
out in her heart and in a solemn covenant she consecrated herself
to the service of God. She had an intense desire to depart and
be with Jesus. She prayed repeatedly: "Come, Jesus, take
me home." May God comfort the sorrowing mother who has followed
a dear husband and five children to the grave, all of whom died
of the same disease. She was buried on the 13th at the Olive church.
Services by Samuel Yoder and Henry Shaum from John 11:24, 25.
"Death has borne from us another, and we take the last farewell;
Sad will be our hearts, dear Lizzie, when we see your vacant room.
Weep not for me, my husband dear, since I must go and leave you here;
With Jesus I shall happy be - oh husband, do not weep for me.
My husband, no not mourn for me, in heaven I hope you all to see,
Where parting words are heard no more, but dwell fore'er on Canaan's shore.
Dear mother, do not grieve for me, while I am in eternity,
But be content and trust in God, and you'll receive a great reward.
Weep not for me my sister dear, in heaven I hope we'll meet again,
Where we can then together be, forever in eternity."
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On the 30th of March, 1889, in Clinton township, Lincoln county, Ontario, of jaundice and dropsy, Pre. Abraham K. Honsperger, aged 63 years, 2 months and 8 days. He was buried on the 2d of April at the Moyer church. Services were conducted by Bish. Daniel Wismer and Noah Stauffer, of Waterloo county, from Heb. 4:9. A large number of sorrowing relatives, friends, brethren and sisters followed the remains of the beloved brother to their last resting place. Bro. Honsperger was in the ministry over thirty-one years, but since last August, he had not been able to attend his ministerial duties. He was much concerned about the welfare of his church, and was an ardent advocate of peace, harmony and unity. As the disease advanced, his hope of ever resuming his duties in the church grew less, yet he was completely resigned to God's will, often expressing himself entirely willing, if it was God's will to remove him from the toils and scenes of this life, to submit patiently to the providence of his beloved heavenly Father. Bro. Honsperger was loved and respected by all, and his quiet, meek and earnest devotion to all that is good is an example worthy of imitation, yea, it would be well if more would follow it and be a pattern to the world. Peace to his ashes. Another voice we'll hear on earth no more, another Spirit freed from early bondage, to join those waiting on the other shore. His voice is hushed, and yet to us 'tis speaking, in tones of love, inviting us to come, to Christ the Savior, and make preparation, to join him in the bright, eternal home. K.
On the 10th of March, Bishop John S. Good, of Page county, Iowa, departed this life, after suffering for more than a year of dropsy of the heart, at the age of 77 years, 4 months and 20 days. He was buried on the 12th; followed to the grave by a large concourse of sympathizing friends. Funeral services were held on the 24th, at the Shambaugh meeting-house by Henry Yother, of Nebraska, from Heb. 13:7, 8. "Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God; whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation. Jesus Christ, the same yesterday and to-day, and forever." Services were also held at the house of the deceased at 3 o'clock P.M. from Matt. 20:8. "So when eyen was come, the Lord of the vineyard saith unto the steward, Call the laborers and give them their hire."
Bro. Good was born in Hocking Co., Ohio, on the 20th of October, 1811. On the 17th of April, 1834 he was married to Sarah Grimm. They had 11 children, of whom 9 are still living, 35 grandchildren, of whom 25 are living, and one great grandchild. Sometime after his marriage he and his wife united with the Mennonite church. In 1855 he with his family moved to Allen Co., Ohio and in the Fall of 1864 they emigrated to Page Co., Iowa. His first wife died sixteen years ago and in 1874 he married his second wife, Widow Magdalena Beery, who survives him. In the Fall of 1864 he was called to the ministry, and in 1879 he was ordained to the office of Bishop. He was faithful in the discharge of his ministerial duties. Long will be remembered his earnest calls and friendly admonitions to sinners to repent and flee from the wrath to come. His first text was John 3:16, and the last time he attended public worship the officiating minister, strange to say, used the same text. O how wonderfully the Lord directs.
Our departed brother has left us a bright evidence that he has gone to his eternal rest. A few hours previous to his departure he said, "I long for the time to come that I may be absent from the body and be with Christ, which is far better. But not mine, but the Lord's will be done." Some hours previous to his departure he called his companion and said, when they were standing by his side weeping, "Weep not for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children; for I will soon cross over and be at rest, and you stay here in this world of sorrow. All is bright before me, all is well." About four hours before he passed away, his children and friends being there he desired that some one read from the Scriptures and have a season of prayer. The 15th chapter of St. John was read and some appropriate remarks made, which he enjoyed very much. Well may be hope and trust that all his suffering, pain and sorrow are now turned to joy and that he is now resting from his labors and his works do follow him.
Oh how comforting and how heart-cheering it is for the sorrowing
widow to believe that the beloved husband is now at rest in the
home of the blest, where she may soon meet him. It is consolation
for the children and grandchildren to know that they need not
sorrow as those who have no hope. O, with what energy should they
all try to prepare to meet their father and grandfather in the
beautiful home in the bright beyond, where there will be no more
sorrow, but joy at God's right hand, and pleasure evermore. O
think what a meeting that will be! May the grace of God help us
all be ready.
This morning we are thinking, dear father, of grief that has come to our home;
How you left us in silence one morning, you left us in sorrow and gloom.
Your life work is ended, dear father, and you're safe on the evergreen shore
Where the grief you so often have suffered, will never be felt any more.
We will bow in submission, dear father, and say, "Let God's will be done,"
And meet you in that bright morning when our race on earth is run.
We will wander to your grave, dear father, and plant some sweet flowers there,
And try to be ready to meet you in that land that is bright and fair.
CULP - On the 23d of March, in Mahoning county, Ohio, of an internal tumor, Joseph Culp, sr., aged 70 years, 2 months and 4 days. During his illness he was led to consider the condition of his soul, and feeling the need of yielding to the love of God, he accordingly sealed a covenant with Him in baptism several weeks before his death. He leaves a widow, seven sons and one daughter to mourn his death. His remains were interred at Oberholzer's on the 25th, in the presence of a very large assemblage of friends and relatives. Services by P. Basinger, John Burkholder and Jacob Stouffer, from 2 Timothy 4:7, 8. The deceased requested before his death that the above should be taken as a text at his funeral.
FRANK - March 26th, near New Haven, Lancaster county, Pa., Emma R., daughter of Bro. and Sister Chr. Frank, aged 16 years, 5 months and 12 days. Buried on the 29th at Hess' M.H. Text, Ps. 119:9. A solemn call for the young.
BOYCE - March 29th, near Mt. Joy, Lancaster county, Pa., of inflammation of the bowels, Harrison and Morten Boyce, twins, children of Clifford and Elizabeth Boyce, aged 8 months and 9 days. Buried on the 31st at Strickler's M.H. Text, Acts 17:30, 31. A goodly number assembled to sympathize with the bereft parents. It was a solemn sight to see the little twin brothers in one coffin.
SHELLY - April 3d, near Manheim, Lancaster county, Pa., Bro. John K. Shelly aged 68 years and 30 days. Buried on the 6th at Hernley's M.N. Text, Ps., 39:5, 6.
YODER - On the 23d of March, near Orrville, Wayne county, Ohio, Monroe, son of Stephen and Maria Yoder, aged 7 years, 4 months and 2 days. He was buried at the Oak Grove M.H. Funeral services by J.K. Yoder and David Hostetler.
BRUNK - On the 19th of March, near Dale Enterprise, Rockingham county, Va., of Bright's disease, Anna, wife of John Brunk, aged 65 years, 9 months and 13 days. She was a constant, and at times a severe, sufferer for about six months, which she bore very patiently without a murmur or word of complaint, and expressed her willingness to depart. She was a faithful and consistent member of the Mennonite church for about 47 years. In her death the husband has lost a dear companion, the seven surviving children an affectionate mother, the church a faithful deaconess, and the community a good neighbor. She was buried on the 21st. Services by Daniel S. and G.d. Heatwole, from John 9:4.
THOMPSON - On the 19th of March, in Rockingham county, Va., Anna D., daughter of Andrew and Mary Thompson, aged 1 years, 7 months and 9 days. Buried at Weaver's church on the 21st. Services by G.D. and D.S. Heatwole. Another bud was taken from earth, was nipped and is now blooming in the paradise of God.
WELSHER - On the 21st of March, in Rockingham county, Va., of dropsy, Sister _____ Welsher. Her age was supposed to be about 75 years. She had been a sufferer for some years, and the last few months her sufferings were almost beyond endurance. She was perfectly resigned to the will of God. She appeared to be perfectly willing to live or to die, just as the Lord would order. She was buried on the 22d. Services by Samuel Coffman.
WISSLER - February 26th, near Lincoln, Lancaster county, Pa., Ella Elizabeth, only daughter of Benjamin and Susanna Wissler, aged 24 years, 4 months and 26 days. Buried March 1st at Hammer Creek M.H. Text, Ezekiel 18:4. A large congregation a assembled on the solemn occasion.
BRUBACHER - March 14th, near Indiantown, M.H., Lancaster county, Pa., of diptheria, Cora E., daughter of Bro. and Sister John H. Brubacher, aged 3 years, 5 months and 16 days. Buried on the 16th at Hammer Creek M.H. Text, Heb. 13:14. The bereft parents have the sympathy of friends and neighbors, especially as one of their sons is also at the point of death with the same disease.
FRY - March 23d, near Maytown, Lancaster county, Pa., Bro. Martin Van Buren Fry, aged 49 years, 11 months and 13 days. Buried on the 25th at Lutheran cemetery in Maytown. Text, Rom. 6:23. A large congregation assembled to sympathize with the deeply bereaved family. Bro. Fry embraced religion in his last sickness.
MUSSELMAN - On the 28th of February, in Bowmansville, Lancaster county, Pa., of the infirmities of old age, Nancy, widow of John Musselman, aged 79 years, 5 months and 29 days. She was buried on the 4th of March in the Bowmansville graveyard.
MESSNER - On the 13th of March, in Cumru township, Berks county, Pa., of cancer in the face, Archibald Messner, aged 65 years, 6 months and 20 days. He was buried on the 17th in the Allgyer graveyard.
BOWMAN - On the 14th of March, in Bowmansville, Lancaster county, Pa., Lizzie Bowman, aged 34 years. She was buried on the 19th in the Bowmansville graveyard.
RICH - On the 28th of February, near Noble, Washington county, Iowa, of paralysis, Anna Rich, aged 63 years, 1 month and 24 days. She was born in Canton Pfirt, Alsace, Germany, where in early youth she gave herself to God and was admitted to church membership. In 1858 she came to America. On the 2d of March she was buried at Eicher's M.H. Funeral services by Seb. Gerig and Stephen T. Miller. She leaves a sister and five brothers to mourn their loss.
SCHERTZ - On the 12th of March, in Lancaster county,
Pa., infant son of Joseph M. and Elizabeth Schertz, aged
1 years, 3 months and 23 days. Services by John Carpenter, in
German, and Pre. Kerr in English.
"Go to thy rest, sweet child, go to thy dreamless bed,
Go gentle, meek and mild, with blessings on thy head.
Before thy heart could learn in waywardness to stray,
Before thy feet could turn the dark and downward way.
Ere sin could wound thy breast or sorrow wake the tear,
Rise to thy home of rest, in yon celestial sphere."
GERIG - On the 1st of March, in Jefferson township, Henry county, Iowa, of croup, son of Christian Gerig, aged 4 months and 20 days. He was buried on the 2d in the Amish Mennonite graveyard. Services by S. Gerig and Stephen T. Miller, from Isa. 40:11.
TROYER - On the 24th of February, in Johnson county, Iowa, of lung trouble, Bro. John Troyer, aged 84 years, 21 month and 15 days. He was buried on the 26th. Funeral services on the 24th of March by Stephen T. Miller, of Wayland, Henry county, in German, and Pre. _____ Funk, of Kalona, Washington county, in English, from John 5:24. Bro. Troyer was a member of the Amish Mennonite church for more than 60 years and was loved by all who knew him. He was born in Lancaster county, Pa., and was married to Elizabeth Yoder of Holmes county, Ohio, in 1829, with whom he lived in matrimony 55 years. He leaves ten children to mourn their loss, yet they mourn not as those who have no hope.
ROTH - On the 19th of March, in Fulton county, Ohio, of lung fever and kidney trouble, John Roth, aged 57 years, 9 months and 21 days. He leaves seven children to mourn their loss. On account of severe illness, also of lung fever, one of the children was unable to attend the funeral. Her father visited her on the 16th and was with her until the 17th. Monday afternoon of the 18th he took his bed and after a short period of suffering of 36 hours the spirit took its flight. He was buried on the 21st. Funeral services by D. Wyse and Chr. Freyenberger in German, and Chr. Stuckey in English, from Heb. 13:12-24. He was a member of the Amish Mennonite church.
EHRET - On the 30th of March, in Baugo township, Elkhart county, Ind., of brain fever, Joseph O., son of Cornelius and Nancy Ehret, aged 1 years, 5 months and 26 days. The child suffered much about three weeks. He was buried on the 31st at the Olive church, where services were conducted by J.F. Funk, from Rev. 7:14. The hearts of the dear parents were made very sad by this bereavement, but their loss is his eternal gain. They need not mourn as those who have no hope, for Jesus called home the little one that he might be to them a beacon of love to lure them nearer to God and the beautiful world of light and joy above. Little children, gatherest thou faithful Shepherd to thy rest; Far from sorrow, far from woe, they with thee are ever blest. Oh we loved thee, darling dear, loved thee more than words can tell; Little thinking death so near, when with angels though shouldst dwell.
HOUSER - On the 10th of March, in South Cayuga, Haldimand county, Ontario, Aaron, son of Solomon and Magdalena House. He was playing in the yard, when a pole which was lying at some distance above the ground, fell across his neck, and the child, being unable to remove it, was strangled, and when found life was extinct, although the snow about him bore evidence of a severe struggle. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of the entire community. He was buried on the 13th in the South Cayuga graveyard. Services by C. Gehman and J. Rittenhouse.
ROTH - On the 5th of March, near Trenton, Henry county, Iowa, of the infirmities of old age, Bro. John Roth, aged 84 years, 2 months and 20 days. Bro. Roth was born in France, and came to Wayne county, Ohio. Several years afterward he moved to Iowa, wher he lived to the time of his death. He leaves an aged companion and 8 children to mourn their loss. Funeral services by S.T. Miller and Seb. Gerig, from 2 Cor. 5:1, 2. Bro. Roth enjoyed the respect and esteem of his neighbors and friends, as was shown by the large concourse of people that attended his burial on the 7th in Moorehead's graveyard.
WEAVER - On the 10th of March, near Scalp Level, Cambria
country, Pa., of typhoid fever, Bro. Henry Weaver, aged
35 years, 4 months and 6 days. He leaves a sorrowing companion
and seven children to mourn his departure, also father, mother,
brothers and one sister, but they do not need to mourn as those
who have no hope. He was buried on the 13th in the family graveyard.
Services by Jonas Blough, Samuel Gindlesperger and Henry Gelnett,
from Clearfield, county. I Cor. 15:21.
"A husband lies in death's embrace, the grave is now his resting place,
And as we pass beneath thy rod, reveal thyself widow's God.
Be thou our Counselor and Stay, protect by night and guide by day;
Then as we travel life's rough road, we'll praise thee as the widow's God."
YOUNG - On the 2d of April, near Burrton, Harvey county, Kansas, of a week's illness of diphtheria, Edna, daughter of Almon and Jocie Young, aged 2 years, 10 months and 2 days. "Our Edna dear from us has gone, the boon which God had given; and though the body moulders here, her soul is safe in heaven."
MYERS - On the 30th of March, in Fairfield county, Ohio, of the infirmities of old age, Michael Myers, aged 84 years, 10 months and 21 days. He was born in Bucks county, Pa., in 1804. He moved to Fairfield county, Ohio, in 1835. He was buried on the 2d of April. Services were held by J.M. Greider, assisted by Pre. Leonard, from Rev. 22:14, 16 to 20. His funeral was largely attended. He was the father of eleven children, nine of whom are still living, and seven were present as his funeral. There are of his descendants forty-six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite church for over sixty-two years, in which faith he died trusting in the Lord. This was a great comfort to him in his old age and a support to his death. "Dear children don't think of me as in the tomb, For I shall not fear its dark shadows and gloom, I'm going to live with the angels so fair, I'll look for you, children, and wait for you there."
GOOD - In Spring Grove, Lancaster county, Pa., of paralysis, Bro. Jonathan Good, aged 69 years, 2 months and 20 days. He was a faithful brother in the church. He was buried on the 3d in the Bowmansville graveyard, followed by a large concourse of people. Services by Bish. Jonas Martin, from 2 Cor. 4:17, 18, and Benjamin Horning. He leaves ten children, three sons (on whom one is Pre. Henry G. Good) and seven daughters, and many grandchildren to mourn his death.
BURKHOLDER - On the 25th of March, in McPherson county, Kansas, Johnnie Burkholder, aged 1 year, 4 months and 10 days. Services by S.C. Miller and Jacob Stutzman, from John 14:4 and Luke 18:16, 17. "Dearest Johnnie, thou hast left us, here thy loss we deeply feel; But in heaven we hope to greet thee, He can all our sorrows heal."
WERNER - On the 2d of February, in Rainham township, Haldimand county, Ontario, at the home of his son, George, Pre. Bernhard Werner, in his 78th year. He was buried on the 4th at Sweet's Corner. Services by J. Rittenhouse, C. Gehman and Leonard Hoover.
SCHLEGEL - on March 14th, near Milford, Seward county, Nebraska, Leander, son of John and Annie Schlegel, aged 1 year, 1 momth and 11 days. Services by J. Cascho and P.P. Hershberger, from 2 Cor. 4:11, and Ps. 39:5.
* BRENNEMAN - On the 10th of March, near Pickerington, Franklin county, Ohio, of typhoid malaria, Lydia, wife of Pre. Noah Brenneman, aged 46 years, 5 months and 14 days. Her maiden name was Blosser, her first husband was Jacob Hoover, of Hocking county, who died a number of years ago. Her second husband survives her. She was born on the 26th of September, 1842, and united with the church when she was about 22 years of age. She was a faithful and consistent member to the time of her death. During the last days her mind seemed fixed on the beauties of the better world, and she often exclaimed, "It is so beautiful! O how beautiful!" We have reason to believe that she has gone to that "beautiful land," the far away home of the souls of the righteous. She was buried on the 12th. Services by David Martin and John F. Funk, from Rev. 14:13. May the Lord bless this affliction to the dear brother, her husband, to the brothers and sisters, and to all the dear friends.
*Republished with corrections. - Ed.
ZIMMERMAN - On March 26th, near Milford, Seward county, Nebraska, Christian Zimmerman, aged 34 years, 7 months and 24 days. He was buried in the Amish Mennonite graveyard. He leaves a widow and six children. Services by J. Gascho, from 1 Peter 1:10, and J. Schlegel, from Rev. 12:10, 11.
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