GINGERICH. - Pre. Peter Gingerich died at his home near Washington, Ill., Dec. 31st 1898, at the ripe old age of 73 years and 14 days. He was born Dec. 17th, 1825, in Niedersturzenhausen, Alsace, France. February 8th, 1859, he was joined in the holy bonds of wedlock to Sister Katherine Naffziger, who survives him. This union was not blessed with any children, but Bro. and Sister Gingerich adopted two sisters, twins, in their infancy. Deceased was laid to rest Jan. 2d, 1899, from the Union M. H. near which he had for a long time lived. Funeral services were conducted by Bish. John Smith from 2 Tim. 4:2,3, Bish. Andrew Schrock from 2 Tim. 4:7,8, and Pre. Peter Zimmerman from Dan. 12:3.
SNADER. - On Jan. 6, 1899, near Weaverland, in Lancaster Co., Pa., Samuel, infant son of Bro. Aaron Snader and wife, aged 6 months and 14 days. Much sympathy is felt for the parents in their bereavement as this is the second child they have laid to rest within a short time.
STAUFFER. - On Dec. 27, 1898, In East Earl Twp, Lancaster Co., Pa., Abraham M. Stauffer, son of Bro. and Sister Silas and Hettie Stauffer, aged 17 years, 1 month and 21 days. The young man was driving, accompanied by his mother; when they were about one half mile from home the horse took fright and the bit in the excited animal's mouth broke, leaving the mother and son helpless in the carriage; the mother was thrown out and she was free from the wreck. But the son's left foot got fast in the springs, and he was dragged home. When the boy was released, it was found that his leg was broken above the knee, and that he was badly bruised. An attempt was made to heal the fracture, but failed, and the leg was amputated twelve days after the accident, but death ended his pain several hours after the operation. The funeral took place at Weaverland on Dec. 30th, where many people met to sympathize with the mourners; many of his young friends were there, who all had a word to say of the kindness and the many good qualities of Abraham; and with a life-like smile on his face as we looked at him in his coffin, he preached to us a warning sermon with such deep and marvelous meaning that we felt like exclaiming, "Oh boys, are you trying to understand its meaning?" Bros. John Zimmerman and Bishop Isaac Eby preached the sermon. Text, Psalms 39:5.
ULRICH. -Christian Ulrich died at his home near Eureka, III,, Dec. 17th, 1898, of lagrippe in connection with an old trouble. Bro. Ulrich was born in Tazewell Co., Ill., May 26, 1843, and had therefore attained the age of 55 years, 6 months and 21 days. At the age of sixteen he gave himself to his Master, uniting with the Amish Mennonite Church, of which he was a faithful and zealous member until death. He was never married, and lived on the home place with his father, Peter Ulrich, Sr., who survives him at the advanced age of 88 years. He also leaves six brothers and one sister to mourn their loss. He was laid to rest in the Roanoke burying ground, Dec. 19th. Funeral services conducted by Bishop John Smith and Pre. Peter Sommer.
ZOOK. - On the 27th of December, 1898, near Morgantown, Pa., of paralysis, Christian, husband of Susan Zook, aged 67 years and 8 months. Deceased was born in Chester Co., Pa., April 27th, 1831. To this union were born one son and two daughters, all of whom have grown to mature years. About ten o'clock on the 27th, his spirit took its flight and he passed away without a word or struggle. His remains were laid to rest in the Mast graveyard. Funeral services were held by Jonathan Kauffman and Gideon Stultzfus. We have the assurance that be was prepared for the final change. Deceased leaves his sorrowing widow, three children, four grandchildren, and numerous friends to mourn his departure. By the death of our beloved grandfather, the widow has lost a true and amiable companion, the children a benevolent and loving father, the church a faithful and consistent member and the community a generous and respected neighbor. He was followed to his last resting place on earth by a large circle of friends and relatives.
Our moments fly apace,
Our feeble powers decay;
Swift as a flood our hasty days
Are sweeping us away.
By A GRANDCHILD.
ALDINGER. - On the 3d of January, 1899, in Paradise, York Co., Pa., Sister Elizabeth Myers Aldinger, aged 89 years, 7 months and 29 days. Of her thirteen children, seven survive; of forty-six grandchildren, forty-three survive and of ninety great-grandchildren, eighty two survive. She was a kind mother and a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. May God comfort the surviving ones with the lively hope of a family reunion where parting is unknown. Funeral services by Martin Whisler and Theo. B. Forry. Text, John 11:25, 26.
"We are coming, coming, mother,
We are drawing nearer home;
Where the way-worn pilgrim resteth
And the weary cease to roam.'
KINDIG. - Jonas Kindig was born in Montgomery Co., Pa.. Feb. 4th, 1816, and died in Montville, Medina Co., Ohio, Oct. 15th, 1898, aged 82 years, 8 months and 11 days. The deceased came to Montville in the year 1836 and was married to Mary Overholt in 18?9. To them were born four sons and two daughters. The two daughters died in infancy. The youngest son, Eli, died in Republic Co., Kan., in 1873. In the early part of their married life, Bro. and Sister Kindig united with the Mennonite Church in Guilford. They were always earnest Christian people. Since the death of his wife in 1867, Bro. Kindig's greatest comfort has been his faith in Christ and his only ambition has been, to do good. For his many kind deeds he was familiarly called "Uncle Jonas." For thirty years he cherished the memory of his beloved wife. During the last ten years he has been afflicted with asthma. Last winter he suffered an attack of dropsy, arid the immediate cause of his death was dropsy of the heart. Bro. Kindig was the last of a family of nine children. Three sons, twelve grandchildren and seven great grandchildren survive him. Services by Ira Buckwalter and Ephraim Hunsberger. Text, Luke 24:29.
Transcriber's note: Year of marriage is unreadable in original.
HARTMAN. - Eliza F. Myers was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., on the 7th of August, 1839, died of typhoid fever, near Acme, Medina Co., Ohio, August 30th, 1898, aged 59 years and 28 days. In 1854 she moved with her parents to Ohio. In 1863 she was married to Abraham D. Hartman. She leaves her husband, nine children and thirteen grandchildren to mourn the loss of a kind and devoted mother. The deceased was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years and we believe she has gone to the everlasting reward of the just. Funeral services by Jacob Newcomer and Isaac Good.
BEACHY. - On the 27th of December, 1898, in Van Buren Twp., Lagrange Co., Ind., Milton Eugene, son of John and Rely Beachy, aged 1 month and 25 days. Buried at the New Pennsylvania school house. Services at that place by Joseph D. Miller from Mark 10:14.
HARTZLER. - On the 9th of January, 1899, in Logan Co., Ohio, of cancer of the stomach, from which she at times suffered untold pain, Sister Anna, wife of Isaac Hartzler, aged 45 years, 6 months and 6 days. Funeral, January 10th at the Walnut Grove M. H. Sermon in German by C. K. Yoder, in English by D. Hilty. Buried in the Yoder cemetery on the Ludlow Road. Deceased leaves to mourn her loss, a husband, two children, three brothers and three sisters. She had selected for her text, Phil. 1:21. She was a member of the Amish Mennonite Church, but for a number of years could not attend church services as she would have liked, on account of poor health. A number of us would at times meet with her and sing, read and pray with her. These little meetings she enjoyed greatly. Now she has gone, we trust, where she can hear much better music than any one here can render. She was a great lover of singing. Peace to her ashes.
The time is short ere all that live
Shall hence be called their God to meet,
And each a strict account must give
At Jesus' awful judgment seat.
NOLT. - Rufus Stanley Nolt died of pneumonia at the
home of his mother, Mrs. Mary Nolt, near Hinkletown, Pa., on Wednesday,
Jan. 11th, 1899, aged 23 years and 26 days. He had been book keeper
for a lumber firm in Philadelphia. Some time in Dec. 1898 he was
elected clerk of the Ephrata National Bank, the duties of which
he assumed on Jan. 2, 1899; but which position he held only five
days. He was an estimable young man and made friends everywhere
he went and his early death is lamented by a large circle of friends
and relatives; yet we are sorry to say he never made an open confession
Christ. But we hope he made peace with God in his last moments. We hope that his brother, sisters and mother will not put off this one very important matter, for Christ is standing ever ready to rescue the perishing and save the lost if they will only come unto Him and ask Him to save them. Pre. Elias Nolt officiated in German from Gen. 3:9, and Pre. John Landis in English from Luke 7:14. Buried at Groffdale.
YORDY. - On the 5th of Dec., 1898, near Milford, Seward Co., Neb., of diphtheria, Francis, beloved son of John and Magdalena Yordy, aged 18 years and 4 months. He was sick only thirteen days, but it was long enough to show him that he needed his Saviour. He wished to be baptized and his wish was fulfilled two days before he passed away. He bore his suffering with great patience and said he was ready to go any time the good Lord wanted him to go. He leaves his deeply bereaved parents, four brothers and five sisters, and a large circle of friends and relatives to mourn their loss. Three brothers preceded him. Two of his sisters were sick in bed with the same disease at the time of his death. Buried on the 7th. Funeral services by Joseph Schlegel and Jacob Stauffer.
Brother, thou hast left us lonely,
Sorrow fills our hearts to-day;
But beyond this vale of sorrow,
Tears will all be wiped away.
We are weeping, sadly weeping,
For this loss is hard to bear;
Blessed Jesus, give assurance,
That Thy glory we may share.
Brother, thou art sweetly resting,
On the lovely Saviour's breast;
Where the wicked cease from troubling,
And the weary are at rest.
LAPP. - On the 4th of January, 1899, at the residence of her son, Bro. H. B. Lapp, of Fricks, Bucks Co., Pa., of paralysis and pneumonia, Sister Esther Lapp, widow of the late Jacob Lapp, at an advanced age. The burial took place at the Line Lexington M. H. on the 9th and was largely attended.
ZIMMERMAN. - On the 23d of December, in Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., Bro. Martin W. Zimmerman, aged 59 years, 5 months and 5 days. Deceased was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years. Services were conducted at the house by Moses G. Horning and at the Martindale M. H. by Pre. John S. Kurtz and Bishop Jonas H. Martin. Deceased leaves a widow and seven children.
YODER. - On Jan. 7th, 1899, near Middlebury, Ind., Bro. Daniel Y. Yoder. He was born in Somerset Co., Pa., Jan. 3d, 1829. Bro. Yoder endured many hardships in this life but we have confidence if he did have to suffer much he has seen his evil days. He was a member of the Amish Mennonite Church for many years. He leaves his wife, four sons and two daughters to mourn his departure. Buried on the 9th. Services by Yost C. Miller and John Garber.
"Weep not for me, my children dear,
Since I must go and leave you here;
My race is run, my grave you see,
Prepare for death and follow me."
HESS. - On the 14th of Dec. 1898, in Burton City, Wayne Co., Ohio, David M. Hess, aged 64 years, 2 months and 22 days. Deceased was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Sept, 22d, 1834; came to Ohio with his parents in April, 1856. Was united in marriage with Mary Buchwalter, Dec. 23, 1858. Four children were the fruits of this union: three of them have preceded the deceased. Funeral services at the Martin's Mennonite M. H. by David Garber on the 17th from Rev. 22:12.
KREIDER. - Christian S. Kreider was born in Conestoga township, Lancaster Co., Pa., on the 11th of November, 1824; was married on August 30, 1849, to Leah M. Charles, of the same place. There were born to them eleven children, ten of whom died in infancy. Benjamin C. Kreider being the only surviving child, and living at the time only a short distance from the home of his father. His wife died July 27th, 1862. In March, 1864, the deceased came to Guilford Twp., Medina Co., Ohio, where he was again married on the 13th of December, 1864 to Mary W. Rohrer, daughter of Pre. Michael Rohrer of this place. About the year 1865, he became a member of the Mennonite Church and was baptized by Pre. Abram Rohrer. He continued a faithful member of this church to the time of his death which occurred on the 16th of Jan., 1899. His hope in the Christian promise was his comfort in his sickness and the last hours of his life. The deceased had been failing in health for several years, since last fall he failed fast, endured much pain at times, but was confined to his bed only about the last week of his life. His ailment, though complicated, was mostly diabetes. The deceased was buried on the 19th of Jan. at the Wadsworth Mennonite M. H. The funeral services were conducted by Pre. Henry Horst in German, followed by Pre. Isaac Good in English. Text, Rom. 8:18,19. Hymns selected, Nos. 212 and 215 In Mennonite Hymns. The deceased was respected in his home and community as a good neighbor, father and husband. His example is to be admired and his memory cherished. One son and a wife survive him. He was aged 74 years, 2 months and 5 days.
HOSTETLER. - Henry Hostetler was born in Lebanon Co., Pa., March 2d, 1820; was married to Nancy Naftziger, Sept. 12, 1850. This union was blessed with two sons and five daughters. Two daughters preceded their father. He leaves his wife and five children. The parents united with the Mennonite Church in 1861. Deceased was highly esteemed as a Christian brother and neighbor. His love as a father and his watchfulness for the comfort and welfare of his family, made his domestic life one of happiness and peace. Buried on the 4th of January at the Gingrich M. H. Funeral services by David Westenberger and John Ebersole. Text, Phil. 1:2. Deceased was aged 78 years and 6 months.
"Now I am gone, ne'er to return,
Nor earth's sad scenes to see;
But this is true that all of you
Must shortly follow me.
Oh, friends, beware, and do prepare
To meet the monster death,
For he may come while you are young
And steal away your breath.
BERGEY. - On the 9th of Jan., 1899, in Franconia, Montgomery Co., Pa., Samuel L., infant son of Jonas and Anna Bergey, aged 1 year, 3 months and 2 days. Buried on the 12th at the Franconia Mennonite M. H. Funeral services by Josiah Clemmer and M. R. Moyer from 1 Sam. 1:23.
SWARTHY. - On the 5th of January, 1899, in Rockhill, Bucks Co., Pa., Michael, infant son of Jacob and Elizabeth Swarthy, aged 4 months and 11 days. Buried on the 8th at the Rockhill Mennonite M. H. Funeral services by Samuel Detweiler at the house and by Abel Horning at the meeting house. Text, John 4:50.
NICE. - On the 28th of December, 1898, in Franconia, Montgomery Co., Pa., Sister Lizzie, wife of Bro. Allen Nice, and daughter of Deacon Jacob Freed, aged 22 years, 10 months and 28 days. She leaves her deeply sorrowing young husband and a little son. Buried on the 2d of January, 1899, at the Franconia Mennonite M. H. Bish. Josiah Clemmer officiated at the house and Pre. M. R. Moyer at the meeting house. Text, John 14:4. Our sister rests in peace.
SELL. - On the 30th of December, 1898, near Souderton, Pa., Edwin D., infant son of William and Anna Sell, aged 4 months and 29 days. Buried on the 3d of Jan. 1899, at the Souderton Mennonite M. H. Funeral services by Jonas Mininger at the house and by M. R. Moyer at the meeting house.
STEVANUS. - Elizabeth, wife of Daniel Stevanus, of near
Tub, Pa., died, Dec. 30th, 1898, at the age of 60 years, 7 months
and 22 days. The funeral was held at Tub, Pa., on the 1st inst.
An immense concourse of people was present. Services were conducted
in German by Jonas B. Miller and Joel J. Miller, and in English
by the former. Texts, 1 Pet. 1:24,25 and the first interrogative
clause of 2 Kings 4:26. The deceased united with the Amish Mennonite
Church many years ago. Where the departed went, all must follow;
no matter how righteous or how abandoned morally and spiritually,
sooner or later that hoary haired husband, those youthful grandchildren
and all of family connection as well as neighbors and all, must
bow to the decree, "Thou shalt die and not live," must
succumb to the inevitable fate of all that is mortal. "Is
it well with thee;" then, in the words -of the English text
"What shall the harvest be?
How well it has been said that men tread where angels would tremble. Our hearts, the very engines of vitality within us, beat funeral marches to the tomb, as it were, as this awful, surging, ever-moving procession advances to eternity, one by one. Each breath which sustains life also marks time's fleeting passage and measures off a breath's span to the irrecoverable, the irretrievable past -- the lengthening of our past; the shortening of our future on earth. What awaits us in eternity all depends upon whether we yield or present our bodies a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable unto God, as our reasonable service and are not conformed unto this world, but are transformed by the renewing of our minds, or yield to the "lusts that war in our members;" whether we live for Christ immortality -- or for mortality, the low, the base in our dual being. There is consolation eternal consolation, in the words of Isaiah, in the first chapter, for the repentant sinner, "Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow," etc., but mark the requirements, "Wash you, make you clean, put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil, learn to do well."
Transcribed by Carl Metzler, Indiana
EBERSOLE. - Pre. Peter Ebersole was born on the 2d of April 1822 died in Coney Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., on the 23d of January 1899, aged 76 years, 9 months and 21 days. He was ordained to the ministry in the Mennonite Church about thirty two years ago. His father was a bishop in the same church. He was a life long resident of Coney Twp. A widow and seven children survive him. Two children preceded him. The funeral at Good's meeting house was very largely attended. The services were conducted by John Landis, Benjamin Lehman, Peter Wismer and Levi Ebersole. The remains were laid to rest in a family graveyard. The text for the funeral sermon was Heb. 13:17.
LORENTZ. - On the 2nd of February, 1899, in Elkhart, Indiana, of dropsy, William Lorentz, aged 80 years, 9 mos., 17 days. He was buried on the 4th. Funeral services by J. F. Funk; text, I Cor. 15:21,22. He leaves two sons and four daughters to mourn his death. Peace to his ashes.
SAYLOR. - On the 21st of Dec. 1898, in Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., Pa., Bro. Samuel Saylor, age 92 years, 4 months and 6 days. He was buried on the 23d at the Thomas Mennonite M. H. Funeral services were conducted by S. G. Shetler, L. A. Blough and Samuel Gindlesperger. Of Bro. Saylor's six children, three are living; also forty-two grandchildren, twenty-nine living, thirteen dead; fifty-eight great grandchildren, fifty living, eight dead and one great great grandchild living.
YODER. - Jacob B. Yoder was born In Huntingdon Co., Pa., Feb. 12th, 1841, came to Logan Co., Ohio with his parents in 1845 and united with the Amish Mennonite Church in his youth. Died of paralysis Jan. 11th, 1899, aged 57 years and 11 months. Funeral was held at Walnut Grove, Saturday, January 14, conducted by David Plank in German and Noah Metzler in English. The remains were laid in the Alexander graveyard.
BLOUGH. - On the 12th of' January, 1899, in Somerset Co., Pa., Bro. Christian C. Blough, aged 70 years, 8 months, 26 days. He was buried on the 15th at the Stahl Mennonite M. H., where a very large number of friends and neighbors assembled to pay the last tribute of respect to one who by his sociable and cheerful disposition had won many warm friends. Funeral services by Bish. Jonas B1auch, S. G. Shetler, Samuel Gindlesperger and L. A. Blough. The deceased left a sorrowing wife and many other friends to mourn their loss but they mourn not as those that have no hope. His descendants were: nine children, seven living, two dead; thirty grandchildren, twenty-six living, four dead; two great grandchildren living,
"Dearest father, how we miss thee,
Since thy face we see no more;
Yet we hope ere long to greet thee,
On the fair, celestial shore."
ERNST. - On the 19th of Jan. 1899, Sister Barbara, wife of Bro. Jacob Ernst, died at their residence south of Chambersburg, Pa., aged 73 years and 1 day. The deceased leaves a husband and one daughter, four sons and a number of grandchildren to mourn their loss. She was a member of the Mennonite Church. The funeral on Sunday morning was largely attended. Bro. Jacob Hege of near Williamson, spoke briefly from Job 14:14, followed by Bro. P. H. Parret of Chambersburg, from Rev. 14:13. Interment In the Marion church burial ground.
NOFZIGER. - On the 15th of January, 1899, near Tedrow, Ohio, Bro. Valentine Nofziger, aged 56 years, 4 months and 8 days. He was married to Susan Augstein. To this union were born ten children; six of them preceded him to the spirit world. He leaves a sorrowing widow, three sons and one daughter to mourn their loss. Funeral services on the 17th at the Amish M. H. conducted by D. J. Wyse in German and C. S. Stuckey in English.
KOLB. - On the 17th of January, 1899, near Trail, Holmes Co., Ohio, of LaGrippe and pneumonia, John Kolb, aged 59 years, 10 months and 12 days. Funeral on the 19th at the Kolb M. H. Services conducted by J. L. Kaser and M. V. B. Shoup.
FREY. - Near Pettisville, Ohio, Irvin, son of Jacob and Mary Frey, aged 10 months and 2 days. Dear parents, comfort yourselves with the promise of God that you have a jewel safe in the arms of Jesus. Services on the 27th of January at the Amish M. H., conducted by D. J. Wyse and C. Freyenberger.
STUTZMAN. - On the 8th of December 1898, in Fulton Co., Ohio, Joseph Stutzman, aged 68 years, 8 months and 16 days. Buried on the 10th in the Amish graveyard near his home. He was a member of the Amish Church, and leaves a deeply bereaved widow. Funeral services by D. Wyse and Christian Stucky.
STUTZMAN. - Moses Stutzman was born on the 30th of Mar. 1823, was married to Elizabeth Boller, with whom he lived in matrimony 37 years, 2 months and 5 days. Of their eleven children eight survive, of seventy-four grandchildren sixty-five survive, also twenty-one great grandchildren. He died on the 19th of January 1899 in Fulton Co., Ohio, aged 75 rears, 9 months and 19 days. Buried on the 23d. Funeral services by Christian Freyenberger in German and by Pre. Seller in English. Deceased was a member of the Amish Church.
SHANK. - On January 6th, 1899, near Cashtown, Adams Co., Pa., Sister Mary Shank, widow of Jacob Shank, aged 74 years, 3 months and 18 days. She had a paralytic stroke as also her husband had nearly four years ago, and which called him the way of all flesh. One son and one daughter survive to mourn the loss of a loving mother. May this providence be the means of bringing them to accept Christ as their Saviour. The messenger death comes sometimes very suddenly; hence we should ever be ready. Text, Rev. 22:14 by Jacob F. Bucher also by Martin Wisler from Phil. 1:21-23. May the blessings of God rest on them that "do his commandments that they may have a right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city."
GAIMAN. - Elizabeth Brandt was born in Switzerland, March 7th, 1805. At the age of twelve she came with her parents to America and settled in Wayne Co., Ohio, where she remained until her marriage with Jacob Gaiman in 1838. He departed this life in 1868. She spent the remainder of her days with her children. The deceased was the mother of seven children, five of whom survive her. She had twenty-eight grandchildren, and fifteen great grandchildren. She departed this life at Bryan, Ohio, Oct. 26th, 1898, her age being therefore 93 years, 8 months and 18 days.
WISMER. - Bro. John Wismer departed this life at the home of his son-in-law, Abram Culp, near Vineland, Ont., on Jan. 24th, 1899. Bro. Wismer had been unwell for some time and was looking forward to the time of his departure with faith in his Savior. He desired to leave this world and he gave assurance to his friends that they would meet him in heaven. His age was 69 years, 11 months and 26 days. He was buried in the Mennonite burying ground near Campden, Jan. 27. Funeral services conducted by D. H. Bender and S. F. Coffman. Text used by Bro. Bender was 2 Tim. 4:7,8.
LEAMAN. - On the 28th of January 1899, near Wheatland Mills, Lancaster Co., Pa., of whooping cough and catarrhal fever, Anna Mary, daughter of Tobias and Susan Leaman, aged 1 year, 4 months and 26 days. She leaves her parents, three brothers and one little sister to mourn her early death, but they can now think that she has gone to meet her little sister in that brighter and happier home above. Funeral was held on the 30th at Mellinger's meeting house. Services by Pre. John Landis and Sanford Landis. Text, Psa. 4:8.
The little crib is empty now,
The playthings laid aside,
And loving hearts are weeping,
For our little pet that died.
"So farewell dear mamma,
You nursed and watched me well,
But Jesus took your darling,
So mamma dear, farewell.
"And farewell dear papa,
You to your bosom pressed
Your child, your Anna Mary dear,
Who now has gone to rest.
"Farewell my brothers, and sister dear,
You loved me well while I was here,
But Jesus loved me too and that is why
He called me to the world on high."
KERN. - On the 22d of January, 1899, in Plevna, Howard Co., Ind., of the infirmities of old age and heart failure, Henry Kern. Deceased was past the 75th milestone of life. Buried on the 24th in the Greentown graveyard. Funeral services in the Wesleyan church in Plevna.
SHROCK. - On the 12th of January 1899, in Plevna, Howard Co., Ind., of lung fever, Ora, son of Ananias H., and Susie Shrock, aged 2 months and 22 days. Buried on the 14th. Funeral services by E. A. Mast and J. S. Horner from 2 Kings 4:26.
FREY. - On the 12th of January 1899, near Chambersburg, Pa., after an illness of about eight weeks from general debility, Bro. John Frey, aged 79 years, 7 months and 8 days. For over a week and a half Bro. Frey lived on nothing but water, his appetite having left him from the beginning of his illness. He suffered no pain until a short time previous to his death. He was well known and loved by all who knew him, having lived on the farm on which be died ever since his marriage, although he retired from farming twenty-one years ago. Bro. Frey was a man of sterling integrity, his modest manners, intelligence and lively interest in all affairs, won for him universal respect, and his death was learned with sorrow by all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance. The deceased is survived by a loving wife and three children, Mrs. Elizabeth Miller, John and Benjamin. Funeral services were hold at the house on the 14th by the brethren P. H. Parret In English and Henry Bricker and Peter Wadel in German, from 2 Cor. 5:1. J.H.P.
BINGEMAN. - On the 22d of January 1899, at her residence, Frederick St., Berlin, Ont., of Lagrippe and pneumonia, Sister Elizabeth Brubacher, widow of the late Bro. Jonas Bingeman, aged 78 years, 1 month and 7 days. Sister Bingeman had been enjoying good health up to the 17th ult., when she was seized with an attack of the grippe. Two days later she took her bed, and although medical aid was promptly summoned the disease took its course, and she quietly passed away with the glorious hope of meeting her Redeemer in the world of light. She was the daughter of the late John Brubacher, one of the early residents of this locality and in her childhood was a pupil of the well known Bish. Benjamin Eby. She was united in marriage to Jonas Bingeman in 1842. Of their nine children eight survive her, all married but one, who, with true filial devotion, cared for her parents in their declining years. She leaves also many grandchildren and numerous friends to mourn their lose. Her funeral on the 25th at the C. Eby M. H. was very largely attended. Services by Daniel Wismer in German and by Noah Stauffer in English.
ZIEGLER. - Elizabeth Clemmer, daughter of Henry
H. Clemmer, was born in Bedsminster Twp., Bucks Co., Pa., on the
8th of September 1808. In 1825 she moved with her parents to Canada,
near Berlin. She was married to Dillman Ziegler (his second wife),
who died in 1848. To this union was born one daughter who died
in infancy. She united with the Mennonite Church in 1848 or 9
and was a consistent member until her death. During the fifty
years of her widowhood she lived in the home of her brother, the
late Bro. Abraham C. Clemmer, on the well known "Clemmer
Farm," Breslau Road, Waterloo Twp. Sister Ziegler was dearly
beloved, and her readiness to administer help and comfort to the
sick and suffering was widely known. She herself passed through
many sicknesses and afflictions, but as soon as she regained sufficient
strength she was busy making herself useful at whatever her hands
found to do. In her later years she pieced many quilts. She had
a severe attack of rheumatism about seven weeks prior to her demise,
from which she was confined to her bed. She suffered severe pain
at times, and although she grew constantly weaker, her mind continued
clear to within a few days of her death. Some weeks before her
departure she desired once more to partake of the communion, which
was administered. She longed greatly for the hour of her departure,
and finally her wish was
granted, and on the 16th of January 1899 she fell asleep in death so calmly that her loved ones about her scarcely noticed when the spirit took its flight to the realms of day. She had attained the advanced age of 90 years, 4 months and 8 days. Buried on the 19th at the E. Eby M. H. Funeral services by Daniel Wismer in German and by Noah Stauffer in English.
BERGEY. - On the 9th of Jan. 1899, in Franconia, Montgomery Co., Pa., Samuel L., son of Jonas and Anna Bergey, aged 1 year, 3 months and 24 days. Funeral service on the 12th at the Franconia Mennonite graveyard. Funeral services by Josiah Clemmer and M. R. Moyer. Text, 1 Sam. 1:23.
BRICKER. - On the 24th of January, 1899, in Franklin Co., Pa., of pneumonia, superinduced by lagrippe, Sister Sarah Bricker, wife of Pre. Henry Bricker, aged 49 years, 1 month and 3 days. Sister Bricker, whose maiden name was Lehman, was born and raised in Lancaster Co., Pa., and moved with her father's family to Franklin county about the year 1866. She became member of the Mennonite Church in her early years, and lived a consistent Christian life, until God in his infinite wisdom saw fit to call her home. She leaves a sorrowing husband and four children to mourn the loss of a wife and mother; also an aged mother, who has been in feeble health for some years, and who has been her particular charge to love and care for, is left to mourn the loss of a kind and affectionate daughter. Truly God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform. May the rich blessings of God rest upon this bereaved brother and his family and may they ever look forward to a happy reunion in that land where sickness and depth cannot come. Funeral services were held at the Strasburg M. H. by P. H. Parret and Peter Wadie from 2 Tim. 4:6,8. She was followed to her last resting place by a large concourse of friends and relatives. Rest in peace. D. L.
Transcribed by Carl Metzler, Indiana