SAMUEL HEADINGS of near DeGraff, Logan county, Ohio,
was born in Mifflin county, Pa., June 6th, 1826, died April 5th,
1902, aged 75 Y., 10 M.
He made a public profession of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, and united with the Amish Mennonite church while yet young in years, and remained faithful in his profession to the close of his life.
Feb'y 12th, 1857, he was united in marriage to Nancy Hartzler, who died Dec. 31st, 1879. Six children were born to this union.
March 23rd, 1882, Bro. Headings married as his second wife, Mrs. Mary Yoder, who died January 11th, 1898. His entire family save one son, John W., preceded him to the unseen beyond.
July 17th, 1867, Bro Headings was ordained a minister of the gospel in which calling he labored faithfully as long as health permitted. His last effort to give a few words of admonition to the people he loved was just five weeks before his departure.
His bequest or legacy to the church, especially to his brother ministers and his bereaved family, is the joyful consolation that he died in perfect peace. He was ready and willing to die and be at rest with his Savior.
His mortal remains were tenderly laid away on Monday, April 7th, from Walnut Grove church. Services were conducted by M. S. Steiner in English and David Plank in German. Interment in Alexander burying ground.
Transcriber's note: "Feb'y" as in the original.
DETWEILER.-Near Huntsville, Ohio, Joseph Detweiler.
He was born April 19, 1832, died April 19, 1902, aged 70 years.
Funeral services were held at Salem Church on the 21st. Conducted
by Rev. Tedford in English and David Plank in German.
ELLIOTT.-On the 2nd of May, 1902, in Union, Michigan, Mrs. Mary Elliott, aged 77 Y., 9 M., and 11 D. She was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., She was a member of the Ev. Mennonite church for twenty-three years. She was buried on the 4th. Funeral services at Baker Street M. H. north of Bristol were conducted by Samuel Yoder of Elkhart, assisted by Harvey Friesner.
KULP.-On the 14th of May, 1902, in Upper Providence Twp., Montgomery Co., Pa., of cancer, Bro. David H. Kulp, aged 78 years. He was born in Skippack Twp., and was twice married, his second wife surviving him, also a son and a daughter by his first wife, and two sons and a daughter by his second wife. Interment on the 19th at Upper Providence M. H. of which congregation he was a member. Funeral services by Jesse Mack and Jacob B. Mensch.
BUZAN.-W. F. Buzan died at his home six miles east of Versailles, Morgan Co., Mo., March 26th, 1902, aged 42 Y., 10 M., 24 D. He suffered long and much from that dreaded disease cancer. He was born in Camden Co., Mo. At the age of eighteen he made a confession and united with the Christian Church in which he lived as a faithful member until his death. In 1887 he married Mary E. James. A wife and four small children mourn the loss of a husband and father. His aged mother also survives him. He was buried in the Hopewell cemetery March 27th, 1902. Funeral services conducted by Bro. Jos. C. Driver, assisted by J. E. Sims, a Baptist minister. Text, Isa. 40:6-8.
GARBER.-Susan Garber, (maiden name Schertz), was born Jan. 29, 1867, died near Metamora, Ill., May 14, 1902, aged 35 Y., 3 M., 15 D. While yet a young girl she united with the Amish Mennonite church, in which she was a faithful member to the end. On Jan. 19th, 1889, she was united in marriage with Jacob A. Garber. She leaves five small children, husband, parents, four brothers and two sisters to mourn her departure, but not as those that have no hope. Though it is sad to part while here no earth, yet much greater is the joy when we have reason to believe that such dear ones have left us to enter the pearly gates of heaven. Surely the Lord's ways are not ours. Funeral services were conducted at the Roanoke M. H. in German by Andrew Schrock from Matt. 24:44, and in English by Peter Summer and John Smith from 1 Cor. 15:21. May God bless and comfort this broken family.
DANGLER.-William Scott Dangler was born Feb.
10, 1847, died near Paulding Co., Ohio, April 29, 1902, aged 55
Y., 2 M., 19 D. He was united in marriage with Tenie Myers, Jan.
12, 1870. To this union were born ten children, of whom four sons
and three daughters are still living. He also leaves a companion,
six brothers and four sisters to mourn his departure. His death
was due to blood poisoning. While moving his engine to saw wood
he drove to one side of the pike and was mired. Placing a jack
screw under the rim of one wheel it slipped its hold and in flying
back it struck him on the leg between the ankle and knee breaking
the bone, and a few days later blood poisoning set in and caused
his death. Buried May 1, 1902 in the Paulding cemetery. Funeral
services by the writer from Psa. 90:12.
D. S. BRUNK.
RABER.-Freddy Snyder Raber departed this life at his home near Holden, Missouri, March 2, 1902, at the age of 14 Y., 2 M., 24 D. Freddy's mother having died, he was adopted, when an infant, into the home of C. W. Raber, where he was the joy of the home. He had been sick for four years during which time everything that loving hands and medical aid could do were done for his comfort. Locomotor ataxia confined him to his room and later a tumor upon the brain destroyed his sight, but during all these years he bore his confinement so uncomplaining and cheerfully as to endear him to all who knew him. The home where he had been so tenderly cared for will be very lonely, yet the most loving heart can but feel rejoiced that the spirit had burst its tenement and gone to the home of which he so often and longingly spoke. May God comfort the bereaved ones. Funeral services held at the Pleasant View M. H. by L. J. Miller and D. B. Raber, from 2 Kings 18:32. ADELINE YODER.
Transcriber's note: Locomotor ataxia is syphilis of the spinal cord.
WEAVER.-On the 25th of May, 1902 in Elkhart Co., Ind., of dropsy, Anna Weaver (maiden name Buchwalter), aged 72 Y., 8 M., 29 D. She was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., August 26, 1829, Married Henry M. Weaver, April 11, 1847. To them were born seven sons and five daughters; the father, one son and daughter preceded the mother to the eternal world. She lived in widowhood about twelve years. During the last eighteen months she had to sit in her chair constantly and suffered what no tongue can describe, and what none but God and herself know, but she was patient and hopefully endured to the end, with a constant desire to be a faithful and submissive follower of the Lord, and earnestly desiring to depart and be with Christ. Funeral services were conducted by Bish. Chr. Shaum and John F. Funk, from Rev. 7:14. Buried at Olive. The funeral was largely attended. She is survived by two brothers, six sons, four daughters and a host of relatives and acquaintances, who deeply mourn her departure.
BLOSSER.-Sister Elizabeth Blosser, wife of Brother Peter Blosser, died at her home in Morgan Co., Mo., May 12th, 1902, of heart trouble. Sister Blosser had been afflicted with heart trouble for a number of years, but seemed to be in better health of late years than she had been before that. On Sunday she had participated in the communion service in the morning and in the afternoon was present at a burial service, with words of sympathy and deeds of love for the bereft ones, acts of characteristic if her whole life. But the call came suddenly. Her deeds of love and mercy were ended, for before the dawn of another day her spirit had left its tenement of clay and was wafted to its eternal home. Sister Blosser was the oldest child of Bro. Abraham and Sister Nancy Weldy of Wararasa, Ind. She was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, May 26th, 1850, and was aged 51 Y., 11 M., 16 D. In infancy her parents moved to Indiana where she grew up to womanhood, was married Feb. 4th, 1872, and soon afterward moved to their home in Missouri. Two infant children and a grown daughter preceded her to the spirit world. Her eight living children were all at home except her son, Samuel, who has been in Indiana for several months. Her aged parents, three brothers, two sisters and her son came to attend the funeral which took place in the Mt. Zion graveyard, May 14th, 1902. Funeral services conducted at the M. H. by Bishop Daniel Kauffman and at the grave by Bro. D. F. Driver. Text, Matt. 24:44. Sister Blosser gave her heart to God and united with the Mennonite Church at the age of about eighteen. A husband, five sons, three daughters, parents, six brothers, two sisters and a host of friends mourn her departure, but we believe our loss is her eternal gain.
Transcriber's note: "Wararasa" as in the original.
Transcribed by Carolyn Hunnicutt, Indiana
EGLI.-On the 8th of April, 1902, near Hopedale, Ill., Mrs. John Egli, after a long illness, aged 75 yrs. 9 m.
EASH.-On May 30, 1902, at Scalp, Level, Pa., after only a few hours' illness, William Earl, son of Jacob and --Eash, aged 2 years, 8 months, 4 days. Funeral services were conducted at the home of the bereft, May 31, 1902, by Pre. Calvin Harshberger and Pre. S. G. Shetler, from 2 Sam. 12:19. Interment in the Yoder graveyard.
NISSLY.-Mary Nissly, widow of Christian S. Nissly. Died at Florin, Pa., May 1, 1902, at the age of 64 y., 4 m., 28 d. She is survived by the following children: Reuben E., Rapho; Mrs. E. J. Reist, Mount Joy; John E., Topeka, Kansas; Phares E., Fort Worth, Texas; Frank E. and Lillie at home. The funeral was held May 4 in the M. E. church in Florin. The services were held by Martin Rutt, from Luke 10:42, and by Jacob N. Brubaker from Ps. 37:37. Buried in Kraybill's cemetery.
KAUFFMAN.-On the 14th of March, 1902, Merno S. Kauffman died of pneumonia, near Menno, Pa., aged 34 y. and 6 m. He leaves a deeply bereaved wife and two sisters to mourn their loss. Services at Locust Grove, M. H., by Samuel Yoder and A. D. Zook.
Transcriber's note: maybe "Menno" ???
SPRINGER.-On the 29th of March, 1902, near Hopedale, Ill., Bro. Joseph Springer, aged 64 yrs. 9 m. Funeral services at the A. M. church on the 1st of April by B. Rupp of Flanagan and P. Hostetler of Groveland. He leaves one brother and three sisters, his wife, eight children and 15 grandchildren. For many years he proclaimed the gospel to a dying world. Thus another one of Christ's faithful ones has gone to his reward.
NELLIST.-On the 27th of May, 1902, on Oakland Ave., Elkhart, Ind., Ella M., first and only daughter of Bert and -- Nellist, aged 5 weeks and one day. The burial took place on the 29th. Services were conducted by John F. Funk. May God comfort the sorrowing parents, and give them grace for every trial they that meet them in this unfriendly world.
Transcriber's note: "they that" as in the original.
EASH.-On the 19th of May, 1902, near Gibson, Monroe Co., Miss., of typhoid malaria, of which he suffered intensely the last eighteen hours of his life, Bro. Jonas Eash, aged 48 y., 6 m., 5 d. He leaves a family of 13 children by two marriages, both companions having preceded him to the world beyond. His other relatives are two brothers, Jacob and Benjamin in Elkhart, Samuel in Shipshewana, Ind., Moses at Middlebur, Ind., one sister in Oregon and another at Vistula, Ind. Funeral services on the 20th by Isaac Chupp.
Transcriber's note: "Middlebur" as in the original.
TROYER.-Winona Troyer, daughter of John B. Schrock,
was born Nov. 18, 1880 in Holmes Co., Ohio, came to Nebraska with
her parents in 1889, was united in marriage with John E. Troyer,
of Milford, Neb., Dec. 20, 1900. She departed this life May 17,
1902, aged 21 Y., 5 M., 29 D. Winona gave her heart to Christ
in her youth and was a faithful and active worker in the Mennonite
Church until her early departure. She bore all her sufferings
patiently, with the words, " If it is the Lord's will I will
be content." And this sweet assurance we have that she has
gone to a better home to which her mother preceded her several
years ago. Funeral services were held in the Mennonite Church,
conducted by the writer, from the text, "Thou shalt be missed,
for thy seat shall be empty." 1 Sam. 20:18.
GIEBNER.-On the 20th of April, 1902, at his residence
near Markham, Brother Otto Giebner departed this life.
Deceased was born on the 15th of November, 1835, in Mecklenburg,
Germany. He came to America when young, united with the Mennonite
Church in his earlier days, and remained a faithful member of
the same until his death. His sorrowing wife and children mourn
the loss of a dear companion and father, but we believe this temporary
loss will prove an eternal gain. Buried on the 22d at the Wideman
M. H. The services were conducted by Samuel R. Hoover and L. J.
Burkholder. Text, Phil. 1:21.
L. J. B.
Transcribed by Carolyn Hunnicutt, Indiana