OBITUARY. (FREDERICK SCHWARTZENDRUBER.) On the 5th of July, 1895, in Johnson Co., Iowa, of general paralysis, brought on by rheumatism, Bishop Frederick Schwartzendruber, aged 70 y., 4 m., 2 d. On the 6th his remains were laid to rest in the quiet churchyard where his parents and the companions of two previous marriages are resting. Peace to his ashes. He leaves his widow, 4 sons, 5 daughters and a number of grandchildren to mourn his death, yet they mourn not as those who have no hope. Bro. Frederick Schwartzendruber was born in Mengeringhausen, in the province of Waldeck, Germany, on the 3d of March, 1825, and in 1833 he came with his parents, Jacob and Barbara Schwartzendruber, and their other children to America. They settled in Somerset Co., Pa. Seven years later they moved to Allegheny Co., Md., and in 1851 his parents, he and his wife and several other brethren, moved to Johnson Co., Iowa. The same year an Amish congregation was organized there under the care of Jacob Schwartzendruber and John Guengerich. One year later, 1852, Bro. Frederick Schwartzendruber was ordained deacon, and in 1863 the office which he held at death fell upon him. He endeavored to the best of his ability to fulfill his important charge faithfully, as long as strength permitted, yet in the last years of his life he was sorely afflicted with rheumatism which was attended with great pain and gradually rendered his limbs useless. But to his heart and mind he was vigorous until toward the last. He was always greatly interested in the spiritual welfare of his church, and when he could no longer attend public worship, he faithfully admonished the visiting friends, and often wrote admonitory letters to the brethren and ministers of the Word, and strove to keep the four congregations here in peace and unity (see Deut. 33: 6), yet not as a lordling but as an humble servant. Nevertheless his course was marked by many human weaknesses, and he could well say with Job, "Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes," Job. 42: 6, which he often did in secret prayer. He often said that in his state of suffering he could comprehend the sinfulness and the condition of the human heart, and how he too had sometimes stumbled and that he saw how he might have done better, and how he should have more earnestly admonished and warned the church. He felt it his duty to faithfully admonish and warn the church of the sure destruction which awaits the careless and sleeping ones, and this he did with word and pen as long as he could, and through his writings many formed his acquaintance. The tone of his preaching and his writing was that of the teaching of Jesus and the apostles. Crucify this mortal body together with the lusts and affections thereof. (Gal. 5: 24.) Realizing his weakness and imperfections, he once said, at a funeral occasion that when he died he did not wish any one to eulogize over his remains, for it might easily be that he might be "weighed in the balance and found wanting." He often said that it was alone through the grace and merits of Jesus that he could be saved, and not by his works. Appropriate services were held by Peter Brenneman and Peter Kinsinger, from John 5: 24, 25. He was the last one of the early ministers in the church here. A vast concourse of people followed the remains to the grave, to show the love and respect they felt toward this, the last remaining founder of the church here. S. D. GUENGERICH, CHR. J. SCHWARTZENDRUBER.
AUKER. June 18th, 1895, in Foutz Valley, Perry Co., Pa., Bro. Jonas Auker, aged 69 y., 7 m., 6 d. He was a consistent member of the Mennonite church, his seat was seldom vacant at the meetings when health permitted. He leaves two sons and four daughters and many friends to mourn their loss. Buried in the family graveyard; funeral services by Samuel Gayman and William Graybill. Text, John 16: 33.
LEITZEL. On the 25th of June 1895, at Goodville, Juniata Co., Pa., of consumption, Fannie Minerva Leitzel, aged 18 years, 9 months and 6 days. She confessed Christ and was baptized before she died. This with the death of her mother 7 months ago is a severe affliction for the family. She leaves her father, two brothers and one sister to mourn her early departure. Buried in the Delaware graveyard. Services by William Graybill and J. Landis. Text, Psa. 34: 17.
GASCHO. On the 18th of July 1895, near Baden, Ont. Aaron, son of John and Mary Gascho, aged 1 year, 9 months and 15 days. Buried on the 20th in Steinman's graveyard. Funeral services by M. Kennel, from 1 Cor. 10: 1 10 and by C. Litwiller, from Mark 10: 13 16.
FREY. Near Chambersburg, Pa., on the 22d of May 1895, of old age and paralysis, Sister Fannie Frey, aged 70 years, 1 month and 23 days. Sister Frey, whose maiden name was Long, was the widow of the late Christian Frey, who preceded her to the spirit world about 5 years. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite church, and leaves 4 sons to mourn her departure; but we mourn not as those who have no hope. She was buried in the old family burying ground on the farm, and was followed to the last resting place by a large concourse of relatives and friends. Funeral services by the brethren P. H. Parret, Peter Wadel and Henry Bricker. D. D. LONG.
EHRET. On the 16th of July 1895, at the residence of Benjamin Moyer, in Wakarusa, Ind., of consumption, Cora E. Sternberg, wife of James Ehret, aged 25 years, 8 months and 8 days. She was married to her surviving husband on the 29th of March 1888. The fruits of this union were five children, three of whom also survive the dear departed mother. During her sickness she was led to see her need of a Savior, turned unto the Lord for peace and was baptized and received into the fellowship of God's people. She appeared to have given herself fully into the hands of the Lord and often was heard to repeat the words, "Oh, my blessed Jesus." She was buried at the Olive Mennonite meeting house on the 18th. Funeral services were conducted by Noah Metzler, J. S. Coffman and J. F. Funk. Text, 1 Cor. 15: 51. She leaves a sorrowing husband, and three little girls, a mother and sister to mourn her early death, but they need not mourn as those who have no hope. May God comfort all these dear ones and give them to realize that God doeth all things well.
WEAVER. On the 26th of Feb. 1895, near Canton, Kansas, Clyde Philip, son of Bro. D. K. Weaver, aged 10 years, 10 months and 16 days. He suffered much from scarlet fever, his suffering ended with dropsy and Bright's disease. He finally fell asleep in Jesus on the evening of the 26th. He was buried on the 28th at the Mennonite M. H. Services were conducted by C. W. Miller and M. P. Cooprider. Text, Mark 10: 14.
STRITE. On the 2d of July 1895, at the home of her sister, Mrs. Benjamin Hege, in Scotland, Franklin Co., Pa., of heart failure, Sister Mary Strite, aged 52 years. Her last sickness was the result of a weak condition of the system, brought about by a severe surgical operation which she underwent a few days before. Sister Strite, daughter of John Lehman (dec'd) was the widow of the late Christian Strite of Washington Co., Md., and was preceded to the spirit world just about one year by her dear companion. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite church and her sudden and unexpected departure is mourned by four surviving sisters, and many relatives and friends. Funeral from the residence of her brother-in-law, Benjamin Hege. Interment at the Mennonite burying ground at the Chambersburg church, where services were held by the brethren P. H. Parret and Peter Wadel, from John 14: 1 3. D. D. LONG.
GASCHO. On the 19th of July 1895, near Baden, Ont., Abraham, son of David and Barbara Gascho, aged 9 months and 15 days. Buried in Lighty's graveyard on the 21st. Funeral services by D. H. Steinman, from Mark 10: 13 20 and by C. Litwiller, from 1 Cor. 13.
YODER. July 5th 1895, Juliana, wife of Michael Yoder, bishop of the church near McVeytown and Mattawana, Pa., aged 58 y., 1 m., 25 d. Our sister's quiet and unobtrusive life and her faithfulness as wife, mother, friend and Christian won for her a large circle of admiring friends. It seems that we do not know the worth of our dear ones until they are gone. What helpful blessing our sister's life was, and how sorely she would be missed, we did not know, until the tidings came that she was gone, assuring us that hereafter her place would be empty. Her heart seemed so filled with the love of God and peace and good will to all, that there was no room there for a jealous, contentious or self-righteous spirit. While she was attentive to her household and social duties, she was not disturbed by the vanity of trying to outdo or outshine her neighbors. To see that her work was done well was enough, without envious worrying lest somebody might be a little ahead. She liked simple, honest, humble, quiet ways and people. Through the Lord's blessing she worked together with her husband in his labors in the church, and in the careful nurture and training of his sons and daughters, so that as they grew up and entered into a covenant with the Lord, they became modest yet efficient workers in the church and Sunday school. As the Lord made Abraham to be a blessing, Gen. 12: 2, so can He make each one of His saints to be a blessing. Experience teaches us that as we go through deep waters of affliction, if we go to God, He will come to us, nearer than ever, bringing the rich blessings of His comfort and His presence. As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you, was the Lord's assurance to His distressed people, Isa. 66: 13. This tender and precious word of the Lord we would comment to the sorrowing husband and children. A BROTHER.
GOOD. On July 16th 1895, near Dale Enterprise, Rockingham Co., Va., of typhoid fever and paralysis, Bro. Daniel H. Good, aged 51 years, 8 months and 5 days. He had been in failing health for the past five months, but was able to be about until the 8th inst. when he drove to Harrisonburg in a cart to have a prescription filled. On his way home he was taken very sick, and in two days afterward sank into an unconscious state and in this condition he remained until death came to his relief. For more than 30 years he lived a consistent member in the Mennonite Church. On the 18th day of October 1870 he was ordained to the deacon's office in the Middle district, and in this capacity he rendered faithful and active service, being regularly found in his place in Conference and the councils of his brethren, and in the ministration to the wants and needs of the Lord's poor, many homes will miss his kindly visits. Looking over the immediate field of work in which he has long labored, we recognize that this is the third instance inside of 14 months in which a strong pillar to the church has fallen, and in his death a vacancy has occurred that will be hard to fill. He leaves a widow and a family of 4 sons and 4 daughters to mourn their loss. Funeral services were held at Weaver's Church on the 18th before a large concourse of people by L. J. Heatwole and J. F. Heatwole from 2 Cor. 5: 6 8.
BASINGER. On the 14th of July, 1895, near New Hamburg, Ont., Maria Basinger, step-daughter of John F. Roth, aged 12 y. and 7 d. Buried on the 16th in Steinman's graveyard; funeral services by C. Litwiller, from 1 Peter 1: 234, 25, and by J. M. Bender, from 2 Peter 1: 5 9.
KAUFFMAN. May 9th, 1895, near Petersburg, Lancaster Co., Pa., Ella B., only child of Bro. and Sister Amos G. Kauffman, aged 6 m., 24 d. Funeral on the 12th. Text, Mark 10: 13 16. Buried at Petersburg meeting house. May the good Lord comfort the bereft family.
BUCHER. July 4th 1895, in Columbiana, Ohio, of Bright's disease, Elisabeth, widow of Henry Bucher, aged 76 years, 5 months and 12 days. Her funeral, which was largely attended, was held on the 7th at the Oberholzer M. H. where services were conducted by Jacob Weaver and Allen Rickert. She was the mother of 8 children, 4 preceding her to the spirit world and the 4 surviving her being present at the funeral.
HOOVER. On the 17th of July, 1895, in South Cayuga, Ont., of heart failure and dropsy, David Hoover, aged 79 y., 9 mo., 11 d. He was buried on the 19th in the Mennonite graveyard. Funeral sermon by Gilbert Bearss. Text, Matt. 24: 44. He was born in York township, was converted to God in his young years and joined the Mennonite church and often spoke of his bright experience at that time, but he did not hold out faithful, and like many others, became more careless, until the last few years of his life he consecrated himself anew to the Lord. We believe he has found sweet peace. He suffered over four months, and yet it seemed hard to part with our grandfather. We miss him in church and more so in our family circle. He longed to go home to heaven and may we all meet him there. NANCY HOOVER.
WOLFE. July 13th, 1895, of typhoid fever, in Lancaster City, Pa., Mrs. Anna Mary Wolfe, wife of John S. Wolfe, aged 46 y., 8 m., 5 d. Funeral on the 16th. Text, 2 Cor. 1: 9. Buried in the Sporting Hill cemetery. A husband and four children and relatives mourn her departure. The following verses were selected by her sister.
"Dear sister, do not grieve for me
While I am in eternity,
But be content and trust in God,
And you'll receive a great reward.
My brothers, do not mourn for me,
In heaven I hope you all to see,
Where parting words are heard no more,
And we shall dwell on Canaan's shore.
Weep not for me, since 'tis in vain,
In heaven I hope we'll meet again,
Where we can then together be
Forever in eternity."
FRETZ. On the evening of the 14th of July, 1895, at Campden, Lincoln Co., Ont., of heart disease, Sister Anna R. Fretz, daughter of Joseph Fretz, aged 67 y., 4 m. She was a member of the Mennonite church for a long time, and her place at meetings was seldom vacant when health permitted her to be there. She was called away by the Master very unexpectedly to the friends and neighbors, but we can see that when the Master calls we have to obey. She leaves two brothers and two sisters to mourn their loss. The remains were interred at the Mountain M. H. on the 17th, in the presence of a large number of friends and relatives. Funeral services were conducted at the house by John F. Rittenhouse and at the church by Gilbert Bearss, from 2 Sam. 20: 4, latter clause. Peace to her ashes.
ZIERLEIN. On the 13th of July, 1895, near Manson, Calhoun Co., Iowa, of consumption, Sister Alma M. Zierlein, aged 15 y., 2 m., 2 d. The remains were brought to Tiskilwa, Bureau Co., Ill., for burial in the Willow Spring graveyard on the 15th, where her parents and brother lie buried. A large concourse of friends assembled to pay their tribute of love to the departed. She leaves 4 sisters and many friends to mourn her early death. Funeral services by Joseph Buercky, from 2 Kings 4: 26 and Mark 5: 39, and by Joseph Zehr, from Job 14: 10. JOSEPH BUERCKY.
RODEGAP. On the 20th of July, 1895, in Elkhart Co., Ind., of the infirmities of old age, Maria Elizabeth Vance, widow of the late Isaac Rodegap, aged 79 y., 5 m., 9 d. She was born in Preble Co., Ohio, on the 11th of Feb. 1816. She was a member of the Lutheran Church, and was a good, kind-hearted mother and a faithful, devoted companion. Her husband died 22 years ago, and now after all these years of widowhood it pleased the Lord to call the weary pilgrim home. They were among the early settlers of this county, and endured many trials and privations incident to the developing of a new country. She was the mother of 8 children, 5 of whom survive her. She was buried at the Pine Creek cemetery, where services were conducted by J. F. Funk and J. S. Lehman, from Amos 4: 12. May God comfort the sorrowing hearts, and may they long remember the kind words and good deeds of a loving mother.
GOOD. On the 28th of June, 1895 in the city of Lima, Allen Co., Ohio, of consumption, Bro. Obadiah Good, aged 44 years, 10 months and 19 days. Buried on the 30th at the Salem M. H. in Sugar Creek Twp. Services at the house by Pre. Badthard and at the church by C. B. Brenneman, from Rom. 8: 18. He leaves a wife, one son and three daughters, his father and two sisters and many friends to mourn his departure, but, praise the God of his soul, they mourn not as those that have no hope. We believe our loss to be his eternal gain. Bro. Good retains consciousness until the end; the day before he departed he made the arrangements for his funeral, and bade farewell to all present and said, "I am now going to Heaven." He made choice of the place of burial, the minister to preach his funeral, selected the text, gave description of coffin, etc. Bro. Good was always of a good moral character, but was yet unsaved. For the last year he labored under heavy convictions, until six weeks before he died, he took his convictions to the Lord, wrestled with God in prayer by faith until finally God gave him peace in the soul and a new heart so that he could say "glory to God in the highest, on earth, peace, good will toward men." Soon after he had obtained peace with God he desired to be baptized with water and taken into fellowship of the believers. His request was granted some weeks before he died. He was asked if he would rather get well, he said, "Only for one thing, that is, I would like to live a Christian, to be a witness, for the Lord; but in this my will is the Lord's will; if He thinks better to take me, all is right." Oh, would that the Lord might, by the power of His love and sacred words, move so mightily upon many more of the unsaved that they might be brought upon their very knees to wrestle with God by faith in prayer until they could say like our brother "all is right." May God especially so move upon Bro. Good's family by the power of His love that they may become as one family in the Lord, so that when the message comes to them all will be right. C. B. B.
HERR. July 16th, 1895, near Elizabethtown, Lancaster Co., Pa., Sister Amanda R., wife of Jacob R. Herr, aged 36 y., 5 m., 26 d. Funeral on the 19th. Texts, 1 Pet. 4: 12, 13, and Rom. 8: 18. Buried at Risser's meeting house. A large congregation assembled in respect to her memory and in sympathy with the bereft family. She left a husband and six small children. Sister Herr was baptized on her death bed. She took an affectionate leave from her family. May the good Lord comfort the bereft family and parents.
KURTZ. On the 14th of June, 1895, at the residence of her son-in-law, Joseph Stutzman, in Champaign Co., Ohio, Lydia Kurtz, widow of the late Joseph Kurtz, aged 81 y. and 1 d. She suffered 4 months from stomach, heart and lung trouble and dropsy, which time she spent mostly in a sitting posture, being unable to lie down. She bore her sufferings with patience, and often expressed a desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better. She was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite church for 63 years. Her place in the church was seldom vacant, when she was able to be there. She was the mother of 12 children. Her companion and 6 children preceded her to the spirit world, leaving 3 sons, 3 daughters and 12 grandchildren to mourn the loss of a loving mother and grandmother, but they mourn not as those who have no hope. Funeral services at the Oak Grove church by John Warye and Abednego Miller, from 2 Tim. 4: 6 8.
Farewell, children, God has called me,
Weep not for me when I'm gone,
But prepare to meet me yonder,
When the Christian course is run.
Farewell, children, I am going
Home to dwell with Christ above,
Where no pain or sickness enters,
And where all is joy and love.
HOSTETTLER. Ida Minerva (Miller) Hostettler was born February 25th 1875, died June 4th 1895, aged 20 years, 3 months and 9 days. The deceased was the daughter of Brother and Sister Joseph Miller of the Shore Cong., Lagrange Co., Ind. She united with the church while yet young; was united in matrimony with Daniel S. Hostettler, Dec. 10th 1892. On April 1st 1895, she in company with her husband and others moved to North Dakota, where they lived only about a month and a half, when she took sick with inflammation of the bowels, of which she suffered for some time, after which she departed this life. She leaves her husband, parents, one brother and one sister, besides a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn their loss, but we have evidence that their loss is her eternal gain. Her husband returned with the remains to Shore, Ind., June 6th, where funeral services were held on the 7th by A. S. Cripe in English and Y. C. Miller in German from Job 14: 1, 2, to a large and sympathizing assemblage.
Dear husband, don't think of me as in the tomb,
For I shall not fear its dark shadows and gloom;
You'll know where to find me, dear husband, in Heaven,
Though every fond tie you have cherished be riven.
You'll follow me home to the land of the blest,
Where sighs are not heard, and the weary ones rest;
I'm going to live with the angels so fair,
I'll look for you, friends, and wait for you there."
LANTZ. On the 26th of June 1895, in Lagrange Co., Ind., Sarah Stutzman, wife of Adam Lantz, aged 68 years, 4 months, 21 days. Sister Lantz professed Christ in her young years, and during her sickness, expressed a desire to depart and be with Christ. Funeral services at the Maple Grove church by J. Kurtz.
RUTT. On July 9th 1895, near Sterling, Whiteside Co., Ill., of heart trouble, Christian Rutt, aged 52 years, 6 months, 25 days. The remains were interred in the Mennonite cemetery near Sterling on the 11th. Services conducted by Philip Nice, C. Snavely and J. S. Shoemaker. Text, John 5: 28, 29. A large assembly of friends and relatives were present to pay their last tribute of respect to a true friend, a faithful brother, a kind husband and father. Bro. Rutt was born in Dauphin Co., Pa., came west to Illinois many years ago. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite church, loved and respected by all who knew him. His call hence was sudden; retiring in the evening apparently enjoying perfect health, he was found a corpse a few hours later. He leaves a wife and an only son to mourn their loss, but, thanks be to God, they mourn not as those who have no hope. We have the blessed assurance that he peacefully fell asleep in Jesus from whence he shall come forth clothed with immortality, when the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout and with the voice of the archangel and with the trump of God. Then the earth and the sea shall give up their dead, and the corruptible bodies of those who sleep in Him shall be changed like unto His own glorious body according to the wondrous working whereby He hath power to subdue all things unto Himself.
O, marvel not my friends so dear, (John 5: 28, 29)
The hour will surely come
When all within their graves shall hear
The voice of God's own Son.
I shall come forth to meet my Lord,
And all who good have done;
We then shall meet with one accord
Around God's dazzling throne.
O, what great joy it shall be, wife,
To join the blood-washed throng;
And in that resurrection life
To sing redemption's song. J. S. S.
NIGHSWANDER On Friday July 5 1895, near Claremont, Pickering Twp., Ontario Co., Ont., Elisabeth Krider, widow of the late Samuel Nighswander, aged 85 years, 7 months and 23 days. Buried on Sunday the 7th at Altona beside her husband. A large concourse of relatives and friends assembled to pay their last tribute of respect to the departed sister. The funeral services were conducted by Samuel R. Hoover, lesson, 90th Psalm; text, Amos 4: 12 "Prepare to meet thy God, O Israel."
"Asleep in Jesus, blessed sleep:
From which none ever wake to weep;
A calm and undisturbed repose,
Unbroken by the last of foes."
GROVE. On the 12th of July 1895, in Tuscola Co., Mich., after an illness of about four months of paralysis and dropsy, Bro. Samuel Grove, aged 66 years, 5 months and 2 days. He bore his sufferings patiently, looking to God for rest. He leaves a wife, 5 children and 7 grandchildren to mourn his death. The funeral services, which were largely attended, were conducted by the Methodist minister, George Travers, from Rev. 14: 13.
VAN PELT On the 13th of July 1895, in Allen Co., Ohio, Omer Austin, infant son of Wm. And Jane Van Pelt, aged 1 year, 4 months and 25 days. Funeral on the 14th. Services by Andrew Shenk and C. B. Brenneman. Text, Matt. 18: 10, 11.
GARBER. Henry Garber was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., April 4th 1824, died at his home near Bristol, Ind., July 14th 1895, aged 71 years, 3 months and 10 days. Deceased came to this state in 1845, was married to Anna Hoover in 1855. To this union were born thirteen children, seven of whom survive him, six having died in infancy. His companion also preceded him to the spirit world 3 years, 5 months and 2 days. Soon after marriage he joined the Mennonite church, of which he was a faithful member until death. The remains were laid to rest on the 16th. Funeral services were conducted by J. S. Lehman to a very large concourse of people. Text, "Ye are not your own."
*Transcribed by Terri Harper, Utah
IN MEMORY of Annie B., beloved wife of Andrew C. Strite, who was called from time to eternity by a fall on June 28th 1895, aged 23 years, 1 month and 16 days.
Gone are the hopes once cherished,
Faded the flower of yore;
She that we loved has perished,
Passed to the other shore.
Gone in her life's bright morning,
Blighted in womanhood's bloom;
Torn from the hearts that loved her,
To sleep in the silent tomb.
Tearful, we watched her dying,
Slowly the eyes lost their gleam;
Soon but her form there was lying,
Gone was the soul like a dream.
Sad were our hearts, and weeping,
As slowly she closed her eyes;
Yet we know while her form is sleeping,
Her soul is at home in the skies. BY A FRIEND.
LINES In memory of Clayton Carr who died June 22d 1895.
Once we had a darling Clayton,
Full of sweetness, full of love;
But the angels came and took him,
There to live with them above.
Tearfully we lowly laid him,
'Neath the grass that grows so green:
And the form of darling Clayton,
In our home no more is seen.
Little Clayton was our darling,
Loved of all the hearts at home,
But the angels coming quickly,
Gently whispered, "Clayton, come."
God His message sent to call him
From his parents here below;
And he's gone to those fair mansions
Where all godly children go.
Time has passed, and still we miss him,
And our hearts ne'er throb with glee,
When we think of dearest Clayton,
Whom on earth no more we'll see.
True while here he suffered greatly,
But the Lord has called him home,
Sickness, sorrow, pain and parting,
There can never, never come.
Three long days dear Clayton suffered,
But he calmly bore it all,
Never in complaint he murmured;
But awaited God's last call.
O, sweet Clayton, when we meet you
In the joyous realms above;
Gladly will we haste to greet you,
All our hearts aflame with love. "AUNT."
ZIEGLER. On the 16th of July 1895, in Montgomery Co., Pa., Ellen, wife of Jacob M. Ziegler, of consumption, aged 22 years, 6 months and 6 days. Buried on the 21st at the Lower Salford M. H. Funeral services by Josiah Clemmer and Jacob Moyer.
HIGH. On the 12th of July 1895, near Dublin, Bucks Co., Pa., of old age and paralysis, David High, aged 80 years, 9 months and 24 days. His sufferings were long, and his trials many and severe; but he is now, we hope, at rest. Buried at Deep Run on the 16th. Funeral services by J. Leatherman and J. Gross.
WEAVER. On the 19th of July 1895, after a short period of suffering, Mary Snyder, beloved wife of Moses Weaver, of Brutus, Emmet Co., Mich. Deceased was the daughter of Elias and Susannah Snyder, formerly of Freeport, Waterloo Co., Ont. She leaves her husband, four small children, father, two brothers and many relatives to mourn her early death, yet they have the blessed assurance of a happy reunion in the bright beyond. The Lord comfort the bereaved family.
MEYERS. On the third of June 1895, in Bedminster, Bucks Co., Pa., Anna Meyers, maiden name Schimmel, aged 80 years, 10 months and 29 days. Buried at Deep Run on the 6th. Funeral services by S. Godshall and J. Gross.
"Asleep in Jesus, blessed sleep,
From which none ever wake to weep
A calm and undisturbed repose,
Unbroken by the last of foes."
CROYLE. On the 12th of July 1895, in Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., Pa., of diarrhea, Wilbert Clair, son of Jacob and Elizabeth Croyle, aged 1 year, 9 months and 4 days. He was buried on the 14th in the family graveyard at Levi L. Yoder's. Funeral services at the house by L. A. Blough. Text, 2 Kings 4: 26.
"Weep not for me my parents dear,
Since I must go and leave you here,
In heaven I shall happy be,
Prepare yourselves to meet with me."
GARBER. On the 31st of July, 1895, in Clinton Twp., Elkhart Co., Ind., Fanny Garber, aged 79 years, 9 months and 13 days. She was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Oct. 18th 1815. The burial occurred on the 2d of August at Clinton. Funeral services by P. Y. Lehman and J. S. Coffman. Text, 2 Cor. 5: 1.
YODER. In Alachua Co., Florida, Bro. John Yoder, aged 68 years. Bro. Yoder moved to Florida 8 years ago from Cass Co., Mo., and engaged in fruit culture. He was a consistent member of the Mennonite church and held his church in high esteem to the last and had a living hope in Christ as his Savior.
GROFF. On the 26th of June 1895, in Providence Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., Bro. Thomas Groff, aged 84 years, 11 months and 24 days. Eight years ago, on the last of November, while engaged in butchering, and in his usual health, he was suddenly taken with paralysis. He was carried to the house, and lay in a helpless condition until death relieved him. During the time of his sickness he seemed to be cheerful and reconciled to his lot, bore his afflictions patiently, and welcomed all who came to see him, and wished them well when they departed. Funeral services by Amos Herr, from Rev. 14: 12.
LONG. On the 25th of July 1895, near Dale Enterprise, Rockingham Co., Va., of dropsy of the heart, Eliza Long, aged 69 years, 9 months and 10 days. Death had previously been a frequent visitor to her home and with the exception of two sons now absent, one in Ohio and the other in Mo., only one solitary survivor of a once interesting and happy family remains in the person of a grandson. The Lord be gracious to him in his strangely sad bereavement. Funeral services on the 26th from Weaver's church by J. C. Hagan and L. J. Heatwole, from 1 Thes. 4: 13. Deceased was for 50 years a member of the Presbyterian church.
KAUFMAN. On the 17th of July 1895, in Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., Pa., Lydia, wife of Andrew Kaufman, and daughter of Bro. Samuel and Sister Sallie Mishler, aged 18 years and 2 days. She was married only about a month when she was taken sick of a fever and after a few weeks of sickness she died. Though young in years, with the prospect of a long life before her, she was taken away from her young companion and father and mother and many friends. Truly in the midst of life we are in death. She was buried on the 19th in the family graveyard of Levi L. Yoder. Funeral services were conducted by Jonas Blauch, Samuel Gindlesperger and L. A. Blough.
HERR. On the 9th of July 1895, in Strasburg Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., of cancer and dropsy, Mary, wife of Tobias W. Herr, aged 62 years, 4 months and 6 days. Sister Herr was a faithful member of the Mennonite church, she bore her afflictions patiently. The following Friday her remains were consigned to their last resting place at the Strasburg M. meeting-house, where a large concourse of friends and relatives met to show their love and respect to the dear sister. Bro. Amos Herr spoke an appropriate discourse from Rev. 7: 16, 17.
We miss thee in our house,
We miss thee, mother, in thy place;
A shadow o'er our life is cast,
We miss the sunshine of thy face.
We miss thy kind and willing hands,
Thy sweet and earnest care:
Our home is dark without thee,
We miss thee everywhere.
FORRY. On the 28th of June, 1895, in York Co., Pa., Sister Susanna Forry, aged 77 years. Burial on the first of July. Funeral services by Martin Whisler in English and Samuel Myers in German. SAMUEL BAIER.
GABLE. On the 9th of July 1895, in Montgomery Co., Pa., of drowning, Bro. Jacob G. Gable, aged 63 years and 26 days. Deceased was found in Sprogel's Run in about 18 inches of water. He seems to have slipped on the bank, striking the back of his head on a sharp stone, rendering him unconscious, and, rolling or falling thence into the water, he was drowned. Bro. Gable was a faithful member fo the Coventry Men. Cong. For many years, and will be sadly missed; yet we hope our loss is his everlasting gain. Four daughters and three sons survive him. His wife died over three years ago. The funeral on the 14th was very largely attended, nothalf of the people being able to get into the meeting house. May God comfort the stricken family in their sudden bereavement. J. B. HUNSBERGER.
YODER. On June 2d 1895, at Smithville, Ohio, of pneumonia, Beulah Rebecca, daughter of D. Z. and Mary Ann Yoder, aged 10 months and 28 days. Funeral services at Oak Grove on the 4th of June, by C. K. Yoder, Samuel Longenecker and Benjamin Gerig, from Matt. 19: 14.
"Dear little hands oft reached out to me,
Dear little form that sat on my knee,
Now it is still and silent for aye,
Angels have beckoned our darling away.
Still in the mansions so bright and so fair,
Up above the golden stair,
One little voice is singing to me,
Yes, I am waiting and watching for thee."
LEATHERMAN. On the 25th of July, 1895, in Medina Co., Ohio, of paralysis, Susanna Myers, wife of Pre. Martin Leatherman, aged 64 years, 5 months and 5 days. Of her four sons and three daughters, one daughter has preceded her to the Spirit world. She was a kind mother and devoted sister, and bore her afflictions patiently until her Master called her to come up higher to join with the heavenly host and walk the streets of the New Jerusalem and sing the songs of Moses and the Lamb, throughout the ceaseless ages. The remains were buried on the 28th at the Union graveyard, followed by a very large concourse of relatives and friends, the house being filled to overflowing and quite a number outside. Services by D. Hostetler, and D. Garber from Wayne Co., from Job 19: 25. Peace to her ashes.
ZOOK. On the 6th of July 1895, in Pawnee Co., Kan., very suddenly of cholera infantum, Mamie Ellen, only daughter of Daniel and Mollie Zook, aged 3 months and 12 days. Her life was short, but very dear to us. She leaves parents and one little brother and many relatives and friends to mourn. Buried on the 7th in the Pratt graveyard. Reading from Heb. 12: 6 to end, and prayer by Bro. D. S. King at the house. Funeral at the school house by Bro. VanGundy, from mark 10: 14.
"The little crib is empty now,
The clothes are now laid by;
I am not dead, but sleeping,
Awaiting a crown on high.
So farewell, dear, dear mamma.
You nursed and watched me well;
But Jesus took your darling,
So mother, dear, farewell.
And farewell, dear, dear papa,
You to your bosom pressed
Your child, your Mamie Ellen dear,
Who now has gone to rest." --Sel. By her Parents.
SPRINGER. On the 21st of July 1895, in Kulpsville, Pa., of general debility, Mary, widow of John Springer, in her 87th year. Four grandchildren survive her. Interment on the 26th at the Towamensing M. H.
BAIER. On the 29th of June, 1895, at Hanover, Pa., Sister Rebecca Baier, maiden name Grabill, aged 62 years, 10 months and 8 days. Buried on the 2d of July. Services by Martin Whisler in English and John K. Brubaker in German. Text, Heb. 4: 9. Peace to her ashes.
POTTER. July 17th 1895, at German Springs, Oklahoma, Nellie Adelia, infant daughter of Elmer and Nina Potter, aged 8 months and 17 days. Funeral services at the German Springs M. H., by Simon Hetrick, from 1 Cor. 15: 26.
"A precious one from us is gone,
A voice we loved is stilled,
A place is vacant in our home,
Which never can be filled."
HARNISH. On the 26th of July 1895, Susan Harnish, one of the oldest resident of Boiling Springs, Cumberland Co., Pa., died at her home, of old age. She was born Nov. 4, 1800, and was aged 94 years, 8 months and 22 days. She came to this county from Lancaster Co. She was the mother of seven children, six of whom survive her, Jacob, of Russel Co., Kansas; Christian, of New Bloomfield, Pa.; Mrs. Newman, of Lancaster Co.; Mrs. G. B. Herman, of Carlisle; Mrs. David Tanger, of Hanover, and Mrs. Gutshall, of Boiling Springs; also 37 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren. Her posterity numbers 80. She was a widow 51 years and although she was old in years, in her ways she seemed to be young. Her mind was unusually good for one so old. She could see to read without glasses. In this way she passed most of her time in her quiet room, where she sat in her chair nearly a year, not able to walk alone. We all loved to go to see her, and it always seemed a pleasure to her. The deceased was a member of the Lutheran church. Funeral services by the Lutheran minister of that place. Text, John 17: 3. While our hearts bleed, we mourn not as those without hope, for we believe she is "safe in the arms of Jesus."
The weep not for mother deceased,
Our loss is her infinite gain;
A soul out of prison released,
And freed from her bodily chain.
With songs let us follow her flight,
And mount with the spirit above,
Escaped to the mansions of light,
And lodged in the Eden of love. Her granddaughter, MRS. J. G. E.
*Transcribed by Terri Harper, Utah