OBITUARY. Susanna (Smith) Hoover, wife of Pre. Martin Hoover of the so called River Brethren church, departed this life at the residence of her son-in-law Pre. Michael Shirk, in Harrison township, Elkhart county, Ind., on the 16th of April, 1891. She was born in Vaughn township, York Co., Ont., Canada on the 3d of October 1819. She moved with her parents John Smith and family to Medina county, Ohio in 1837, being then 18 years of age. She was married to Martin Hoover, her surviving husband, on the 7th of Jan., 1840. In June 1843 they moved from Ohio to Indiana on to the then new, now the old homestead, near Harrison Centre, where they lived until April 1884, since which time they have lived with Michael and Frances Shirk where she died as stated above, at the advanced age of 71 years, 6 months and 13 days. She was the mother of ten children, of which four have preceded her to the eternal world. Her surviving children are Levi and John Hoover of Peabody, Kansas, Martin Hoover, Jun., of Chicago, Ill., Christian Hoover, Salome Kreider and Frances Shirk of Goshen, Ind. She was buried at the Yellow Creek Mennonite meeting-house, on Sunday, April 19th, where services were conducted by Pre. ---- Shirk of Carroll Co., Ill., Amos Bechtel and John F. Funk from 2 Tim. 4: 6 - 8. A very large number of friends attended the funeral. Sister Hoover had been under bodily afflictions for many years. A few days before her death she expressed a desire to depart and go to her eternal rest, and the dear ones she has left to contend with the trials and sorrows of this present life yet a little longer, need not mourn as those who have no hope, but if they are faithful, may look forward to a blessed meeting where they shall be no more parting.
SHERRICK. - On the 12th of April, 1891, in Allen Co., Ohio, of the infirmities of old age, Henry Sherrick, aged 79 years, 7 months and 17 days. Bro. Sherrick was born in Fairfield county, Ohio, August 25th, 1811. In 1835 he was married to Margaret Stemen. To them were born eleven children, six of whom (two sons and four daughters) have died. Four sons and one daughter are still living. In 1838, he with his wife (who survives him) united with the Mennonite church, and have been consistent members of the same since that time. In 1841 they, with 16 other members moved to Allen Co., and organized the church there now known as the "Salem church." Sister Sherrick is now the only remaining one of the original 18 members who formed this organization. Bro. Sherrick will always be remembered as having from the time of the organization of this church, had charge of the meeting-house, making fires, sweeping, etc. He attended to his duty faithfully without reward as far as this life in concerned, until about eight years ago, when he was stricken with a disease from which he never recovered. He was a kind neighbor and friend, modest and unassuming in his ways, was beloved and respected by those who knew him as a devoted Christian, and looked forward with desire to the hour of his redemption. His good example, his pious admonitions, and his earnest devotion to his duties endeared him greatly to all who knew him. His funeral was largely attended. Services by John F. Funk of Elkhart, Ind., and Moses Brenneman. Text: 2 Tim. 4: 6 - 8.
KURTZ. - On the 11th of March, 1891, near Haw Patch, Lagrange Co., Ind., Sr. Rebecca, wife of Jos. E. Kurtz, aged 36 years, 1 month and 19 days. Her maiden name was Yoder. She was born in Juniata Co., Pa. She was married to her surviving husband on Sept. 25th, 1881. She left five children, of whom one, Alma Rebecca, died on the 24th of March aged three weeks. She was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite church, and one of those whose loss we all so deeply feel. She expressed a desire to depart and be with Christ. Services by J. S. Hartzler from 2 Tim. 3: 14.
ALLEBACH. - March 29th, near Mainland, Montgomery Co., Pa., of consumption, Maggie J. Allebach, aged 18 years, 11 months and 14 days. Interment April 2d, at the Towamencin Mennonite meeting-house. Co. B. Hunsberger and Jacoc Loux officiated at the house, and Jacob Hunsberger, of Chester County, at the meetinghouse.
KREIDER. - On April 6th 1891, in Annville, Lebanon Co., Pa., Bro. Joseph Krieder, aged 86 years, 25 days. Funeral on the 9th. Text: Ps. 39: 4, 5. Buried at Gingrich's meeting-house. A large congregation assembled to pay the last tribute of respect to the departed brother.
DETWEILER. - On the 13th of April, 1891, near Allensville, Pa., Bro. David Detweiler, aged 75 years 2 months and 21 days. Funeral services by A. D. Zook, J. H. Byler and M. Yoder of Mattawana. Bro. Detweiler became a member of the Amish Mennonite church when a young man, and was one of our most earnest and working members through life. When he felt the infirmities of old age coming on, he laid aside worldly business, but did not feel like sitting down idly while there was so much to be done for the Lord. In his last years he engaged in supplying our churches in Mifflin county, with Bibles, Testaments, The Martyrs Mirror, Menno Simon's works and other good books published by the Mennonite Publishing Co. At the moment when he was stricken down with paralysis (on Friday evening April 10), he was engaged settling with a friend whom he had supplied with books. He never regained consciousness. He was a man of strong convictions and decided opinions and sincere and just in his intercourse with others. For many years he was an interested reader of the HERALD, and always rejoiced to her good tidings from any part of the household of faith, but grieved if pride and conformity with the world were making any advances anywhere among the Lord's people. Our brother has gone as we believe, to a better world, a great gain to him, a sad loss to a large circle of friends.
SNAVELY. - On March 31st, 1891, at Junction, Lancaster Co., Pa., of old age and apoplexy, Bro. Henry Snavely, aged 89 years, 6 months and 5 days. Funeral on April 3d. Text: 1 Thess. 4: 13, 14. Buried at Kauffman's meeting-house. A large congregation assembled to pay the last tribute of respect. Bro. Snavely was a pious, peaceable, unassuming and a faithful member of the Mennonite church.
ERNST. - On the 5th of April, 1891, near Noble, Washington Co., Iowa, Bro. Christian Ernst, aged 67 years, 8 months and 4 days. Buried on the 7th, in the Sommer graveyard in the presence of many friends and relatives, who whished to show the last tribute of respect to the departed brother. Eight children remain to mourn the loss of a beloved father. Services by S. Gerig and Benj. Eicher, from Ps. 39: 5 - 9.
GROSS. - On the 4th of April, in Plumstead Twp., Bucks Co., Pa., of consumption of which she suffered a number of years, Mary, wife of Jacob Gross, aged 83 years, 3 months and 8 days. She died suddenly while sitting in her rocking chair. She had been confined to the house for about three years, and during that time had been almost helpless, not being able to move from place to place without assistance. Though weak in body her mind seemed strong to the end. She lived with her surviving husband over 60 years. She was a member of the Mennonite church and took much comfort from the precious promises of God's word, trusting in Jesus as her only refuge. May God bless the bereaved household, especially the aged husband.
MILLER. - On the 6th of April, 1891, near Kalona, Washington county, Iowa, of consumption, Bro. Peter Miller, aged 32 years, 9 months and 16 days. Bro. Miller has been poorly for several years, but when he suddenly got worse and died, it was a shock to most of us. His mother, brothers and sisters, four children, wife, and many friends and relatives mourn their loss, but not as those who have no hope. Services by Joseph Gingerich and Christian J. Miller from Rom. 8: 1 - 14.
WEYSE. - On the 7th of April, 1891, near Pettisville, Fulton Co., Ohio, William, the youngest son of Samuel Weyse. In trying to get on a passing freight train he was thrown under the cars and instantly killed. His skull was crushed and his right arm severed from the body. This should be a warning to both parents and children to be more careful to avoid dangerous places. He was buried near Springfield on the 10th. Services in the Pettisville meeting-house by Daniel Weyse and Chr. Freyenberger in German and Christian Stuckey in English, from Luke 21: 33.
ZEIGLER. - On the 19th of March, 1891, in Wadsworth Twp., Medina Co., Ohio, of Pneumonia, at the residence of Jacob L. Lind, Catharine Zeigler, aged 86 years, 4 months and 17 days. Grandmother Zeigler was born in eastern Pennsylvania, Nov. 3, 1804, and in her early youth united with the Mennonite Church. She married Abraham Linstman Oct. 13, 1825, who was a minister of the Mennonite Church, but who was as early as 1843 separated from his wife and eleven children by the cold hand of death. In 1848 she married her second husband Samuel Zeigler who died in 1855. Six children, 65 grand-children, 62 great-grand-children and one great-great-grand-child survive her. She died in the faith and hope of a reunion with her loved ones gone before. The funeral services were conducted in the old Mennonite church in Wadsworth Twp., on the 22d, by Pre. Isaac Good in the English, and Henry Beery in the German language, from the text, "I have fought a good fight." The services were largely attended by friends and relatives.
YEAKEL. - On the 8th of April, 1891, in Bedminster, Bucks Co., Pa., Catharine, widow of Jacob Yeakel, deceased, aged 81 years, 10 months and 8 days. She lived with her son-in-law Quincy Fretz, and was buried at Blooming Glen, on the 12th.
KAUFFMAN. - On the 9th of April 1891, in North Danvers, McLean Co., Ill., of old age, Catharine (Plank) Kauffman, aged 73 years, 7 months and 9 days. She was helpless for several years and lived with her daughter. Her husband, two children and several grandchildren survive her. She was buried on the 10th in the North Danvers Mennonite cemetery. Services by Peter Schantz, Solomon Yoder and John Stahley.
MEYERS. - On the 9th of April, 1891, near Blooming Glen, Bucks Co., Pa., Mary wife of Tobias W. Meyers, aged 74 years, 1 months and 30 days. Buried at Blooming Glen on the 13th. She calmly fell asleep in Jesus.
YODER. - On the 13th of April, 1891, in Philadelphia, Pa., Erwin, son of Samuel and Emma Yoder, aged 5 years and 28 days. Buried on the 16th at Blooming Glen. "Suffer little children to come unto me and forbid them not; for of such is the kingdom of heaven."
ERB. - On April 6th, 1891, near Bassler's M. H., Donegal Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., of spinal meningitis, Martin R., only child of Bro. And Sister Harry M. Erb, aged 1 year, 16 days. Funeral on the 8th. Text: 2 Kings 4: 26. Buried at Bassler's meeting house. May the good Lord comfort the parents.
COFFMAN. - On the 19th of April, 1891, in Roxberry, Cambria Co., Pa., of dropsy, Bro. John Coffman, aged 72 years, 4 months, 15 days. He was buried on the 21st at the Blough Mennonite meeting-house in Conemaugh township, Somerset Co., Pa. Funeral services by Jonas Blough, Samuel Gindlesperger and L. A. Blough. The wife and daughter-in-law of the deceased also being sick could not attend the funeral. The deceased was born and raised in Juniata Co., Pa., from thence he went to Indiana Co., and then to Cambria Co., where he died. He leaves a wife, one son and two daughters to mourn their loss.
BRUNK. - On the 7th of April, 1891, near Rushville, Va., Sister Nancy, wife of Bro. Hugh A. Brunk, aged 53 years, 6 months and 14 days. Buried on the 9th at the Bank church in the presence of a large concourse of friends and relatives. Funeral services were conducted by Samuel Coffman and Christian Good. She leaves a deeply bereaved husband and eleven children to mourn their loss. Sister Brunk was a woman of marked intelligence and had many warm and sympathizing friends. Her disease was kidney trouble with a complication of other diseases. Her sufferings were great, but she bore them with Christian resignation and fortitude. In her extreme sufferings, she would soothe her sorrow by singing some favorite hymn. In her death the church and neighborhood sustains a great loss, but we hope our loss is her eternal gain.
YODER. - On the 7th of April, 1891, in Douglas Co., Ill., Moses Yoder, aged 76 years, 7 months and 2 days. He leaves six sons and one daughter to mourn his departure. Services on the 8th by Christ, Hershberger and Daniel Beachey.
SCHERTZ. - On the 6th of March 1891, near Congerville, Woodford Co., Ill., of grippe and lung fever Peter G. Schertz, aged 59 years. His wife and 8 children mourn their loss. Buried on the 18th in the Imhoff graveyard. Services in the Congerville church by Peter Schantz and Solomon Yoder.
KAUFFMAN. - On the 21st of March, 1891, near Emma, Lagrange Co., Ind., of consumption, Martha, daughter of Moses and Mary Kauffman, aged 18 years, 14 days. She was unable to be up and around for about two months during which time she earnestly admonished her parents, brothers and sisters, and often expressed a great desire to leave this world of trials and temptations and go home to her father above. She endured every affliction patiently and often said, "Thy will be done." She was a member of the Amish Mennonite church for several years. Buried in Miller's graveyard, on the 23d. Services in the Town Line Church by J. Troyer in German from 2 Peter 3: 13, and D. D. Miller in English from 1 Peter 1: 24, 25.
STAUFFER. - On the 13th of April, 1891, in Salunga, Lancaster Co., Pa., Bro. John Stauffer, aged 94 years, 3 months and 13 days. Bro. Stauffer was a faithful member of the Mennonite church. His funeral on the 15th was largely attended. Services by John K. Brubaker and Ephraim Nissley, from Job 5: 26.
ROTH. - On the 7th of April, 1891, near Noble, Washington Co., Iowa, of consumption, Bro. John Roth, aged 66 years, 3 months and 10 days. He was buried on the 8th in the Sommer graveyard. One son remains to mourn the brother's departure. Services by S. Gerig and S. T. Miller, from Phil. 1: 21 - 25.
MILLER. - On the 9th of March, 1891, near Walnut Creek, Holmes Co., Ohio, Mary, wife of Jonathan S. Miller, aged 43 years, 10 months and 29 days. In her last days she admonished her children to accept the Lord in their early youth, and keep his statutes. Sister Miller made a covenant with God and His Church in her early years, and died a happy death in the Lord. Ten children and a sorrowing husband mourn her departure, but not as those who have no hope. Services by Moses Beachey, from John 5, and Moses J. Miller, from Thess. 5.
SMOKER. - On the 30th of January 1891, of diphtheria, Israel, only son of Benj. And Lizzie Smoker, aged 4 years and 24 days. Services by Gideon and John Stolzfusz.
"Go, little loved one, go,
A parent's heart can tell,
And none but they can fully know,
How hard to say "Farewell."
WAMBOLD. - On the 20th of March, 1891, in Waterloo Co., Ont., Sarah Ann, wife of T. W. Wambold, aged 41 years, 2 months and 4 days. Her husband, ten children, mother, brother and many friends mourn their loss, but not as those who have no hope. Buried at Hagey's church, near Preston, on the 22d. Services by D. Wismer and T. Bowman, from Matt. 25: 10 and 11: 28 - 30.
If we could but hear her singing,
As we think she's singing now;
If we could but see the brightness
Of the crown upon her brow;
There would be no sighs to worry,
And no hidden tears to flow;
When we think of our dear sister
Who has gone to yonder shore.
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HUBER. - On the 21st of April 1891, near Lititz, Lancaster Co., Pa. of cancer, Bro. Henry H. Huber, aged 52 years, 11 months and 6 days. Interred at Hess's Mennonite Church. A large congregation assembled to pay the last tribute of respect. Services were conducted by John B. Landis from Ps. 34: 18 - 21, and Benjamin Hertzler from Matt. 24: 44. He leaves a wife, three sons and two daughters to mourn his death, namely Isaac and Amos of Hawkeye, Kansas, Elam, of the state of Washington and Fannie and Susie. The dear Bro. suffered for many years. In Dec., 1890 he had an operation performed at University Hospital, Philadelphia. He came home Jan. 1891, and suffered great pain until his departure. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite church, and was fully resigned to the will of God, having a desire to depart and be with Christ which is far better.
'Tis hard to part with you, dear father,
We can only wonder why,
Thou hast left us grieved and lone;
May we meet thee by and by?
Human hands have tried to save thee,
Tender cares were all in vain;
Holy angels came and bore thee,
From this weary world of pain.
Your suffering now is o,er,
Your warfare now is ended;
We shall see you here no more,
To God your soul ascended.
With saints and angels there,
You can praise the Lord our King;
The great reward you,ll share,
And the heavenly anthems sing.
Your wearied brow is cold in death,
Your gentle eye-lids closed;
Your languid tongue from us is hushed.
We miss you, Oh, how much!
GINGERICH. - On the 16th of March 1891, in Lancaster Co., Pa., widow of David Gingerich, aged 85 years, 9 months and 26 days. Services by B. Lehman, S. Keefer and Jacob N. Brubacher, from John 3: 16.
LANDIS. - On the 14th of April 1891, ____ wife of Jacob E. Landis, and daughter of Bro. Benj. Lehman of Lancaster Co., Pa., aged 35 years, 3 months and 10 days. She leaves a husband and three boys. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite church, from her single days. Services by Peter and Levi Ebersole, Martin Rutt and Jacob Martin. Text Rev. 14: 13.
HOFFER. - On the 21st of April 1891, in Lancaster Co., Pa., only child of John H. Hoffer, aged 5 months and 9 days. Services by B. Lehman, M. Rutt and Wm. Hartzler from Matt. 18: 3.
LEHMAN. - On the 8th of Feb., 1891, in Lebanon Co., Pa., Bro Benjamin Lehman, aged 77 years. Funeral on the 10th. Services by John Ebersole, Marton Rutt and John Stauffer.
ZIMMERMAN. - On the 8th of Feb. 1891, in Cumberland Co., Pa., while blasting logs for fire wood, Christian Zimmerman, aged 62 years and 15 days. A piece of the log was thrown by the blast 72 feet and struck him on the head from the effects of which he died in two hours. He was a member of the Mennonite church many years. Funeral on the 9th of Feb. Services by Pre. B. Lehman, B. Zimmerman and S. Hess. Text: Luke 12: 35 - 46.
TYSON - On the 1st of April 1891, in Chester Co., Pa., suddenly of pneumatic heart trouble, William Tyson, aged 64 years, 10 months and 27 days. Buried on the 4th in the Vincent Mennonite burying ground. He was for some time a member of the Mennonite church. His loss will be felt by many, as he was a useful man and neighbor and a faithful brother. We hope our loss may be his eternal gain and that this visitation of providence may be a warning to all. He leaves a wife and two daughters to mourn his departure. May the Lord bless them in this their bereavement.
HALTEMAN. - On the 14th of April 1891, in Chester Co., Pa., suddenly of grippe, Hannah L. Halteman, aged 50 years. She was buried in the East Coventry Mennonite burying ground, on the 18th. Sister H. was a member of the Mennonite church for some time, and leaves a husband, a daughter, two sons and parents to mourn their loss. We trust that sister H. has made her calling and election sure, that her life beyond may be a happy one. Let us all take this visitation of providence to heart, that we may be ready when it is ours to depart.
RHINE. - On the 24th of April 1891, near Morrison, Whiteside Co., Ill., of old age, William Rhine, aged 72 years, 1 month and 20 days. Buried on the 26th at the Mennonite meeting house in Ustick. Services by John Nice.
BECHTEL. - On the 8th of April 1891, in Montgomery Co., Pa., suddenly of grippe, at the residence of Bro. David Funk in Norristown, Abraham Bechtel, aged 74 years, and 23 days. Buried in the Providence Cemetery on the 13th. He was a member of the Mennonite church for many years, and was esteemed both at home and abroad. He leaves one son and one daughter to mourn their loss. Several children and his wife preceded him to the spirit world one year and a half ago. We hope and trust that the promise will be his reward.
TYSON. - On the 20th of April 1891, in Bucks Co., Pa., Sarah, widow of Jacob Tyson, aged 64 years and 2 days. After a lingering disease, she calmly fell asleep in Jesus. Buried at Deep Run on the 23d. Services by S. Godshalk and Isaac Moyer.
OVERHOLT. - On the 25th of April 1891, in Blooming Glen, Bucks Co., Pa., Elizabeth, widow of Bishop Isaac Overholt, deceased, aged 70 years and 25 days. Services by S. Gross, A. Moyer, Josiah Clemmer and S. Godshalk.
OVERHOLT. - On the 28th of April 1891, in Bucks Co., Pa., Deacon Jacob H. Overholt, aged 64 years, 7 months and 14 days. He leaves a wife and seven children to mourn their loss, but their loss is his eternal gain. He expressed a desire to depart and be with Christ which is far better. Bro. O. served faithfully as a deacon in the church for nearly 31 years, and is missed much in our church. Buried at Deep Run on the 2d of May. Services by A. and I. Meyer, S. Gross and S. Godshalk.
O brother dear, we miss thee here,
In bonds of love so near;
His friends"the church"our loss we feel,
God will our sorrows heal.
KENNEL. - On the 3d of April 1891, near Thurman, Arapahoe Co., Colorado, Maggie, of Diphtheria, daughter of John and Magdalena Kennel, aged 3 years, 3 months and 20 days. Buried in the Amish graveyard near Thurman on the 5th. Services by Joseph Shrock, Joseph Schlegel, and J. Roth, from Ps. 90.
STUTZMAN. - On the 20th of April 1891, in Bloomington, Ill. Of the LaGrippe, Andrew Stutzman, aged 63 years. He leaves a wife and four children to mourn his departure. Buried on the 22d. Services in the German Baptist church by John Stuckey in German, and Peter Schantz in English, from John 14.
CLYMER. - On the 19th of April 1891, in Chalfont, Bucks Co., Pa., of Typhoid fever, after an illness of ten days, Barbara, wife of William Clymer, aged 71 years, 9 months and 13 days. Services were held at the house by U. Weidner, from Zech. 14: 7, and by Samuel Gross and John Walter at the meeting-house, from Heb. 4: 11. The burial took place at the Line Lexington meeting-house. Sister Clymer was not well for several months. She bore her sufferings, which were great, without complaining and seemed to be resigned to the will of God.
CLYMER. - On the 22d of April 1891, Mary, widow of Henry Clymer, formerly of Warrington, Bucks Co., Pa., aged 73 years and 10 days. Buried on the 10th at Line Lexington. Services by U. Weidner at the house, and John Walter and Isaac Rickert at the meeting-house.
RUPP. - On the - of May, near Chalfont, Bucks Co., Pa., Abraham Rupp, aged 82 years, 4 months and 25 days. He was buried at Line Lexington, on the 5th. Services appropriate to the occasion were held both at the house and at the church.
WEBER. - On the 16th of September 1890, near Maugansville, Washington Co., Md. Francie Rebecca, daughter of Samuel S. and Anna S. Weber. Buried on the 18th at Reiff's church. Services by Michael Horst and Henry Bare.
RICH. - On the 7th of April, 1891, near Thurman, Arapahoe Co., Col., of diphtheria, Katie Ellen, daughter of Joseph and Katie Rich, aged 6 years, 2 months and 3 days. Buried on the 9th. During her sickness she repeated her prayers which her parents had taught her. May the older ones take this for an example to be more faithful in their prayers. Funeral services by Joseph Schlegel, Joseph Schrock and Jacob Roth.
Dearest Katie, thou hast left us,
Here thy loss we deeply feel;
But t,was Jesus that bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal.
HESS. - April 11, 1891, near Lititz, Lancaster Co., Pa., of jaundice, Sister Hetting R. Hess, aged 64 years, 4 months and 23 days. Funeral on the 14th, text: Matt. 21: 22. Buried at the Hess, meeting-house. A large congregation assembled on the solemn occasion.
DETWEILER. - May 1st, 1891, at the home of Sister Emig, near Hellam, Sister Elizabeth J., wife of Bro. Paul Detweiler, near Wrightsville, York Co., Pa., aged 36 years, 3 months and 13 days. Funeral on the 4th. Text: Matt. 25: 13. Buried in the "Wrightsville" cemetery. A large congregation assembled to sympathize with the bereft family. Sister Detweiler was in feeble health for some time. She was on a visit to her mother when she took worse and soon died. Sister Detweiler was an affectionate member.
BOMBERGER. - May 2d, 1891, near Manheim, Lancaster Co., Pa., John Edwin Bomberger, aged 23 years, 6 months and 15 days. Funeral on the 4th. Text: Rev. 3: 20. Buried in the "Manheim" cemetery. This is a solemn call to the family.
BUCKWALTER. - April 12, 1891, near Petersburg, Lancaster Co., Pa., of consumption, Sister Ada, daughter of Bro. Ephraim and Sister Buckwalter, aged 17 years, 11 months and 21 days. Funeral on the 15th. Text: Ecc. 12: 1. A large congregation assembled to sympathize with the bereft parents.
HORST. - April 12, 1891, near Sheafferstown, Lebanon Co., Pa., of apoplexy, Anna, wife of Jacob Horst, aged 74 years, 6 months and 19 days. Funeral on the 16th. Text: Rev. 22: 12. Buried in the family graveyard.
SNYDER. - April 20, 1891, near Salunga, Lancaster Co.,
Pa., of consumption, Amos Y. Snyder, aged 33 years, 7 months
and 28 days. Funeral on the 23d. Text:
Heb. 13: 14. Buried at the Landisville meeting-house.
CARMAN. - On the 23 of April, 1891, in Allen Co., Ohio, Altha Odesse, daughter of George and Rebecca Carman, aged 1 year, 3 months and 27 days. Buried on the 24th at the Salem church. Services by C. B. and Moses Brenneman.
Altha, thou art sweetly resting,
Cold may be this earthly tomb,
But the angels whispered sweetly,
"Come and live with us at home."
HERSHBERGER. - On the 8th of April, 1891, in Richland Twp., Cambria Co., Pa., Anna Bertha, daughter of Jeremiah and Katie Ann Hershberger, aged 11 months and 25 days. Buried on the 10th at the Weaver church. Services by Jonas Blough and Moses B. Miller.
THOMAS. - On the 10th of April, 1891, in Richland Twp., Cambria Co., Pa., Eugene Gilbert, son of Henry and Tena Thomas, aged 1 year, 2 months and 30 days. Buried on the 12th at the Weaver church. Services by Jonas Blough and H. Gelnett of Clearfield Co., Pa.
YODER. - On the 10th of April, 1891, near Ohio, Bureau Co., Ill., of bronchitis and bilious fever, Joseph W. Yoder, aged 24 years and 30 days. He lived in matrimony 4 months and 28 days. He leaves a sorrowing companion, parents, brothers and sisters, and many friends to mourn his departure. He was much concerned about his soul the last few days, and made a covenant with his God the day before death came in. He yet helped to sing:
"My heavenly home is bright and fair.
No pain nor death can enter there;
Its glittering towers the sun outshine;
That heavenly mansion shall be mine."
He was buried in the Readock cemetery on the 12th. Services by Jos. Burckey in German and J. F. Leek in English.
THOMAS. - On the 21st of April, 1891, in Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., Pa., of consumption, Jeremiah, son of Emanuel and Hannah Thomas, aged 27 years, 10 months and 15 days. Services in the Stahl meeting-house by Jonas Blough and S. Gindlesperger. The deceased took a severe cold and in opposition to all attempts to be healed, was called to the spirit world. Prepare to meet your God.
SHANTZ. - On the 27th of April 1891, in Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Co., Ont., Norman, oldest son of Bro. Isaac and Sister ____ Shantz, aged 15 years, 3 months and 5 days. Buried at Cressman's church, Breslau, on the 30th, where many friends and relatives met to sympathize with the bereaved parents in their loss, but Norman left a hope, which is a great consolation. This is a warning to the young. Services were conducted at the house by Bishop Elias Weber and at the church by Solomon Gehman and Noah Stauffer, from Matt. 24: 44, and John 19: 30.
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