STEFFAN.-On the 30th of March 1890, in Clarke county, Ohio, Bro. Steffan, aged 67 years, 3 months and 7 days. He was buried on the 1st of April. Funeral services were held from Rev. 14:12,13. Bro. Steffan was a faithful member of the Mennonite church. He was born on the 23d of December 1822, in Wittenberg, Germany, emigrated to America in 1853, and was married in Lancaster county, Pa., in 1854, and in March 1857 he moved with his family to Clarke county, Ohio. He leaves his wife and 6 children to mourn their loss, yet they mourn not as though with his departure all hope were at an end. One child preceded him.
NEUHAUSER.-On the 23d of July 1889, in Tazewell county, Ill., of the infirmities of old age, Bro. Peter Neuhauser, aged 93 years, 5 months and 3 days. He was born on the 20th of Feb. 1796 in Upper Alsace, near the city of Basle, Switzerland. In the spring of 1831 he emigrated to America, settling in Lancaster Co., Pa. Here he was married on the 23d of Jan. 1835 to Mary P. Schmidt. In the fall of the same year they moved to Butler county, Ohio, and in the spring of 1852 to Illinois, settling in Tazewell county, where he spent the remainder of his life. Sister Neuhauser died several years ago. Their union was blessed with 7 children, of whom two sons survive the parents. Bro. Neuhauser leaves many grandchildren and great-grand children. He retained his mental faculties to the last. He was a faithful, peace-loving member of the old Amish Mennonite church. Funeral services by Daniel Roth and Peter Ropp.
WEAVER.-On April 11, 1890, in East Earl Twp., Lancaster county, Pa., Susanna, wife of Gideon Weaver, aged 71 years, 10 months and 27 days. She was a daughter of Christian Good, a preacher of the Mennonite church in Brecknock township many years ago. Beside a sorrowing husband she leaves one daughter, and five sons to remember a mother's love. She was a member of the Mennonite church since her youth. The funeral took place on April 15, at Weaverland, where David Buckwalter, Benjamin Horning, Jonas Martin, and John Zimmerman, preached from Rev. 7:13,14.
A precious one from us has gone,
A voice we loved is stilled;
A place is vacant in our home
Which never can be filled;
God in his wisdom has recalled
The boon he gave in love,
And though the body moulders here,
The soul is safe above.
REESOR.-On the 30th of October 1889, in Markham, Ontario, John G. Reesor, aged 69 years, 10 months and 3 days. He leaves a wife and two daughters, four brothers and five sisters to mourn the loss of a kind friend. Buried at Wideman's meeting-house.
Farewell, dear husband, a long farewell,
For we shall meet no more,
Till we are raised with Christ to dwell
On Zion's happy shore.
FRETZ.-On the 1st of April 1890, in Markham, Ont., of brain fever, Ora, infant child of Manassa and Mary Ann Fretz, aged 9 months and 14 days. Buried at Wideman's. Remarks were made by J. Wideman, Samuel Hoover, Sr., and Samuel Hoover, Jr.
"I'll take this little lamb," said He,
And lay it on my breast;
Protection it shall find in me.
In me be ever blest."
MAST.-On the 15th of March 1890, in Cass county, Mo., of consumption and measles, Sister Sarah Amelia, daughter of J. C. and Sarah Mast, aged 16 years and 23 days. About four weeks before her death, seeing the necessity of a change of heart and full consecration to God, she obeyed the voice of her Savior, accepted him as her all and united with the church.
"Dear Amelia, how we miss thee
Since we see thy face no more;
But we hope again to meet thee
On the bright celestial shore."
SLAUBAUGH.-April 9th, 1890, at Savage, Somerset county, Pa., of brain fever, Sister Catharine, wife of Bro. Joel Slaubaugh, aged 49 years, 11 months and 3 days. She was for a number of years, a consistent member of the Mennonite church. She leaves a husband and one daughter to mourn their loss. She was buried in the Ringer graveyard. Funeral services at the Peck church (German Baptist) by H. H. Blauch and D. H. Bender from John 11:28. "The Master is come and calleth for thee."
RIEHL.-On the 13th of March, 1890, at the residence of Jacob H. Peachey, of quick consumption, Mary Riehl, aged 16 years, 2 months and 22 days. Buried on the 15th. Many relatives assembled to bestow the last kindly offices of regard for a beloved one. This is a loud call to the young, especially those who are standing alone in the world, loving its follies more than the dear Savior. Services were held by John and C. K. Peachey, after which the remains were laid to rest by the side of her parents. She leaves three sisters to mourn her early death.
"Dear sisters, do not weep for me
While I am in eternity,
But be content and trust in God,
And you'll receive a great reward.
Dear friends, pray do not mourn for me,
In heaven I hope you all to see,
Where parting words are heard no more,
But sing fore'er on Canaan's shore.
DURR.-April 16th, 1890, in Cumberland township, Greene county, Pa., of inflammation of the stomach and heart trouble, Sister Annie Durr, widow of Jacob J. Durr, and mother of Bish. John J. Durr, aged 70 years, 10 months 10 days. She leaves 6 children and 17 grandchildren. She was a consistent member of the Mennonite church for over 40 years. She was much concerned about the spiritual welfare of her children, and rejoiced to see them all within the church. She was always kind and generous to the poor. She was a great sufferer during the last year of her life, and death no doubt came to her as a kind deliverance. When her end drew near, she called her children around her, asked them all to kiss her, bade them farewell, and then sweetly passed away. Buried in the Masontown Mennonite churchyard on the 18th. Funeral services by D. H. Bender and Chris. Deffenbach at the house in Greene county, from 2 Cor. 5:1, and at the church in Fayette county, from Gen. 49:18. "I have waited for thy salvation, O Lord."
BRUNK.-March the 22d, 1890, near Mt. Clinton, Rockingham county, Va., at the residence of her parents, sister Barbara, daughter of Bro. Daniel and Sister Frances Brunk, aged 28 years, 2 months and 20 days. Buried on the 24th at Weaver's church. Services by Daniel and Gabriel Heatwole. Text, St. John 5:40. Sister Brunk was a faithful member of the Old Mennonite church. She leaves a sorrowing mother and father, two brothers and one sister, but they need not sorrow as those who have no hope.
Far from affliction, toil and care
The happy soul is fled;
The breathless clay shall slumber here,
Among the silent dead.
Now she resides where Jesus is,
Above the dusky sphere,
Her soul was ripened for that bliss,
While yet she sojourned here.
But we are hast'ning to the tomb
Oh, may we ready stand,
Then, dearest Lord, receive us home,
To dwell at thy right hand.
RUTH.-On the 18th of April, near Line Lexington, Bucks county, Pa., William, son of John Ruth, aged 35 years. He had gone out to drive the cows to water. When at the stable door he commenced to bleed at the lungs; he sat down on the wheelbarrow, and before aid could reach him he was a corpse. His remains were buried in the Line Lexington burying-ground.
TRESSLER.-On the 9th of April, 1890, near Tub, Somerset county, Pa., of spasmodic convulsions; Sister Malinda C., wife of Bro. Benj. Tressler, aged 32 years and 17 days. She was a member of the Amish Mennonite church. She leaves a husband and five children. Buried in the Folk church-yard. Funeral services by H. H. Blauch and D. H. Bender, from 2 Cor. 5:1.
KENAGY.-On the 15th of April 1890, near Bellefontaine, Logan county, Ohio, Bro. Jacob Kenagy, aged 71 years, 11 months and 18 days. Buried at the South Union burying-ground. Funeral services by Jonas Yoder in German and A. Miller in English from Rev. 7:16,17. Bro. Kenagy leaves a wife and 8 children to mourn the loss of a kind father. He was a faithful member of the Amish church for many years, a kind neighbor and one who was loved by all who knew him.
Death has borne you from us father,
And we take the last farewell
Of our dear and loving father,
Why he's gone we cannot tell.
Thou wert all resigned and patient,
Willing all thy pain to bear.
For thy trust was placed in Jesus
Who will all our sorrows share.
Dearest father, we do miss thee;
When we see thy vacant chair;
When we look around to see thee,
Naught but sorrow see we there.
Sweetly sleep, then, dearest father,
Since our Savior thought it best,
Earthly life to change for glory,
Cares and trials for sweetest rest.
We'll not murmur, tho' we miss thee;
Rest thee now from all thy care,
Soon we hope with wings celestial
To be borne thy joys to share.
J. S. K.
QUICKEL.-On the 19th of March 1890, in Dover, York county, Pa., of heart disease, Michael Quickel, aged 69 years, 10 months and 28 days. Buried on the 22d in the Dover cemetery. Text, Phil 1:21.
"Our father's eyes are closed in death,
To us he speaks no more;
We mourn the loss, but hope we soon
Shall meet on Canaan's shore.
MYERS.-On the 29th of March 1890, on the Blanchard River in Putnam county, Ohio, of pneumonia, John D., son of Christian and Ellen Myers, aged 20 years, 1 month and 2 days. John was unable to walk for many years on account of spinal affection. He was very kind to his brothers and sisters, and very patient in his affliction. He loved to read his Testament, and said a short time before his death, that when the weather got warmer he wished to be baptized. We believe he has gone to rest. Funeral services on the 31st, by J. Shenk, from Job 14:14.
Transcriber's note: the term "spinal affection" is typed as it appeared in the original.
HAVERSTICK.-On the 19th of April 1890 in Nappanee, Elkhart county, Ind., George Haverstick, aged 66 years, 3 months and 24 days. He was born on the 26th of Dec. 1823. His parents emigrated from Switzerland to America, and settled in the county where the deceased was born. Afterward they removed to Columbiana county, Ohio, where a family of nine children, five sons and four daughters were reared. Three brothers and one sister survive the deceased. The deceased was married to Mary Shadinger in Bucks county, Pa., May 17th, 1849. The fruits of this union were one son and two daughters, who with their mother are left to mourn the death of a kind husband and father. He was at one time in the early part of his life owner and operator of a canal boat on the Delaware Canal, between Mauch Chunk and Philadelphia; he afterward followed the shoemaker's trade for 32 years. He moved to Indiana in 1864. In his earlier life he was a member of the church of God, but after removing to the west, he never connected himself with any church, but was very steadfast in his religious belief.
EBERLY.-On the 10th of April 1890, at his home near the Indiantown meeting-house, Lancaster county, Pa., Bro. Michael Eberly, aged 89 years, 9 months and 3 days. Deceased was for many years a faithful member of the Mennonite church, as well as a trustee of the meeting-house, and an able adviser. By his death the link that bound us to the church is broken. As a boy he saw how the brethren had services in their private houses by turns; and as a youth he assisted to build the meeting-house. Bro. Eberly was never very sick. His place in the church at services was never empty, except at the last meeting on the Sunday before his death. Four weeks before his death he had made the attempt to go unassisted to meeting, but he did not quite accomplish it. Since that time he kept growing weaker, until in the early morning of the day named, without any pain, and in the full possession of his mind until the last, he peacefully fell asleep in Jesus. He leaves an aged widow and three married sons. On the 14th his remains were consigned to the grave. Funeral services by the ministers J. K. Brubaker of Rohrerstown, and Hess and Risser of the home congregation from 2 Cor. 5:1.
WINGARD.-On the 18th of April, in Cambria county, Pa., after lingering for two years of consumption, John, son of John and ----- Wingard, aged 24 years, 11 months and 29 days. About six days before his death he had an attact of la grippe, from which he suffered considerably. He had resigned himself to the Lord and was received into church membership by baptism. He leaves his sorrowing parents, brothers and sisters, yet they have the steadfast hope that he is at rest. Funeral services on the 20th in the Frogtown U. B. church by Jonas Blough and Samuel Gindlesperger from John 11:25, 26, after which the remains were taken about three miles west to his grandfather's burial-ground and there laid to rest.
"Weep not for me, my parents dear,
Since I must go and leave you here;
With Jesus I shall happy be,
Oh parents, do not weep for me.
My brothers, do not mourn for me;
In heaven I hope you all to see,
Where parting words are heard no more,
But dwell fore'er on Canaan's shore.
Dear sisters do not grieve for me,
While I am in eternity;
But be content and trust in God,
And you'll receive a great reward.
Weep not for me since 'tis in vain,
In heaven I hope we'll meet again,
Where we can then together be
Forever in eternity.
Transcriber's note: the word "attact" is typed as it appeared in the original.
MISHLER.-On the 9th of April 1890, near Johnstown, Cambria county, Pa., of typhoid fever, Bro. Christian Mishler, aged 56 years, 6 months and 7 days. Bro. Mishler was a faithful follower of Christ in the church for many years. He leaves a deeply bereaved wife and five children, an aged mother and many friends to mourn his departure. He was buried on the 11th in Berkley's graveyard. Funeral services by Jonas Blough and Samuel Gindlesperger.
BECHTEL.-On the 15th of April, in Montgomery county,
Pa., of gangrene, Martin Bechtel, aged 94 years.
He was a native of Bucks county. His wife died about a year ago,
aged 84 years. He was buried at Blooming Glen Mennonite meeting-house
on the following Saturday.
Transcribed by Nancy Regan, Washington.
RUDY.-In Wellesley township, Waterloo county, Ont., on the 23d of April, of heart disease, Bro. Benjamin Rudy, aged 52 years, 6 months and 10 days. Buried in the forenoon of the 25th at David Eby's church, Waterloo township. A large number of relatives and friends assembled on the solemn occasion. Appropriate remarks were made by Noah Stauffer and Tobias Bowman, from Matt. 24:44, and Luke 13:35.
SNIDER.-On the 23d of April, in the town of Waterloo, Waterloo county, Ontario, Sister Anna Snider, wife of Samuel Snider, aged 62 years and 9 months. Buried in the afternoon of the 23d at David Eby's meeting-house, where a very large number of relatives and friends gathered. Services were held by Moses Bowman and Noah Stauffer from Rev. 14:13.
RUDY.-In Blair, Waterloo county, Ont., on the 28th of April, Norman, only son of Daniel and Nancy Rudy, aged 3 years, 3 months and 23 days. Buried on the 2d of May. A goodly number of relatives and friends met to sympathize with the mourners. Appropriate remarks were made by Jacob Gingrich in German from _____, and by Noah Stauffer in English from 2d Sam. 12:23.
GINGRICH.-In St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo county, Ont., on the 26th of April, Loyd, son of Noah and Catharine Gingrich, aged 11 months and 6 days. Buried on the 28th in St. Jacobs. Funeral services by D. Dippel and Jacob Gingrich from songs of Solomon 6:1, and John14:4-6.
SNIDER.-In Waterloo township, Waterloo county, Ontario, on the 24th of April, Pre. Elias Snider, aged 74 years, 7 months and 21 days. Buried on the 27th at Martin's church, Waterloo township, where a very large concourse of relatives and friends had gathered, and on which occasion Paul Martin and Bish. Abraham Martin spoke from Psalm 126:5, 6: and Luke 2:29,30.
GROFF.-In Waterloo township, Waterloo county, Ont., on the 28th of April, Sister Mary Eby, widow of the late Abraham Groff, aged 55 years, 3 months and 15 days. Buried on the 1st of May at Martin's church, Waterloo township, where a large number of relatives and friends gathered. Services by Bishop Daniel Wismer and Noah Stauffer from Matt. 24:44; and Heb. 4:9.
KNOLL.-On the 19th of April, 1890, ten miles west of Chambersburg, Franklin county, Pa., of pneumonia, Susan Rebecca, daughter of Jacob and Julia Knoll, aged 16 years and 3 months. Buried on the 22d at the Strasburg church, where many assembled to pay their last respects to one who was called away in the prime of life. By request the beautiful hymn, "A voice from the dead," was sung at the grave. Services in the church by Peter Wadel in German and by Philip H. Parret in English from 1 Pet. 1:24,25. Father and mother, brothers and sisters mourn their loss. A loud call to her parents and to all the young.
MILLER.-February 21st, near Ephrata, Lancaster county, Pa., Samuel H. Miller, aged 60 years, 8 months and 9 days. Funeral on the 25th. Text: Isa. 38:1. Buried at Mohler's meeting-house. Many friends assembled to pay the last tribute of respect. A sorrowing wife followed his remains to the grave.
ERB.-February 24th, near Erb's meeting-house, of inflammation of the bowels, Mary H., daughter of Bro. and Sister Jacob Erb, aged 18 years, 9 months and 7 days. Funeral on the 27th. Text: Eccl. 12:1. Buried at Erb's meeting-house. A large congregation assembled to sympathize with the bereft family. A solemn call to the young.
BRUBACHER.-February 26th, near Striker's meeting-house, Lancaster county, Pa., Amos N., infant son of Bro. and sister Benjamin B. Brubacher aged 2 months and 1 day. Funeral on March 1st. Text: 1 Sam 20:3. Buried at Erisman's meeting-house.
KEPPERLING.-February 23d in Landisville, Lancaster Co., Pa., aged 40 years, 10 months and 8 days. Funeral on the 24th. Text: 1 Cor. 15. Buried at Lancaster. A good number assembled on the solemn occasion.
Transcriber's note: no given name ???
MOYER.-On the 15th of April, in Upper Salford township, Montgomery county, Pa., of old age, Catharine Moyer, aged 85 years, 4 months and 4 days. Services were conducted at the house by A. Moyer and M. Moyer, and at the meeting-house by Isaac Moyer and Josiah Clemmer from the 92d Psalm.
REIFF.-On Wednesday April 30th, near Maugansville, Md., Nannie Rosella, beloved, and only child of Benjamin E. and Maggie M. Reiff, aged 4 months and 17 days. Funeral services by Philip Parett and Jacob Risser. Text: Psalm 23:1.
"Another little bud has gone
To dwell with him who gave,
Another little darling babe
Is sheltered in the grave.
God needed one more darling child
Amidst his shining band;
And so, he bent with loving smile
And clasped our darling's hand.
The little crib is empty now,
The little clothes laid by;
A mother's hope, a father's joy
In death's cold arms doth lie.
Go, little pilgrim, to thy home;
On yonder blissful shore,
We miss thee here, but soon shall come
Where thou hast gone before."
By her Aunt.
HILTY.-On the 2d of April 1890, in Hancock county, Ohio, of measles and lung fever, Rachel, daughter of John and Mary Hilty, aged 14 years, 1 month and 27 days. Buried on the 4th. Services by C. B. Brenneman. Only four weeks prior to this date the Mennonite church and vicinity of New Stark were brought to mourn the loss of one of those beautiful active flowers of Christ, so much needed in the church, in the person of Sister Mary Freed, and now, so soon another-Sister Rachel-is gone. Rachel was a peculiarly lovely child, obeying the injunction of the apostle "Be not conformed to this world," etc. While many of her associates and class-mates would dress and adorn themselves after the fashions of the world, she steadily refused to follow after these things, and would rather suffer the reproaches of the proud and let them point the finger of scorn at her. It was fashionable for young women to wear the hair in the style commonly called "pompadour," but she refused to arrange her hair thus. The result was that her school-mates would make fun of her, calling her names, such as "Old Grannie," and the like. To a sensitive nature like hers this was hard to bear, and some evenings she came from school with a heavy heart, complaining to her mother of the abuse she received. Upon a certain morning-the last day of school if the writer remembers rightly-she thought she would wear her hair pompadour for that day, but before arriving at school her conscience smote her so that she re-arranged her hair in the customary way. In the evening she told her mother about it, and said she did not care what others said, or how much fun they would make of her, she was going to wear her hair plain. What a bright example of courage to live up to one's conviction this is. She was willing to obey the voice of conscience rather than the dictates of silly fashions. But our dear young friend and sister is now gone and we believe that God had kept her soul pure and unspotted from the world until death, and then took her to rest. Let her friends and school-mates remember their humble young friend and her daily life and also think of the glorious rest into which we have reason to believe she has entered, and then consider which is after all the better way-to live in sin and folly or to live for Jesus and be ready for his coming.
FIKE.-April 29th, near Elizabethtown, Lancaster county, Pa., Sarah Fike, aged 42 years, 2 months and 20 days. Funeral on May 2d. Text: Job 16:22. Buried in the Florin Cemetery.
GRUBE.-April 30th, in Salungo, Lancaster county, Pa., of old age, Sister Elizabeth Grube, aged 91 years, 2 months and 10 days. Funeral on May 3d. Text: Rev 14:13. Buried at the Landisville Meeting House.
STONER.-On the 25th of April, near Clay, Lancaster county, Pa., Fannie, infant daughter of Samuel N. and Kate B. Stoner, aged 2 months and 10 days. Funeral on the 27th. Text: Gal. 3:26. Buried at the Hammer Creek Meeting House. A goodly number of people assembled to sympathize with the bereft parents.
GINGRICH.-April 11th at Junction, Lancaster county, Pa., David M. Gingrich, aged 2 years, 6 months and 6 days. Funeral on the 14th. Text: 1 Pet. 1:24,25. Buried at Landisville Meeting House.
BREWER.-On the 29th of April 1890, near Clearspring, Washington county, Md., Pre. Josiah Brewer, aged 49 years, 10 months and 8 days. Buried on the 1st of May at the Mennonite church. Services by Philip Parrett and Michael Horst from Rev 14:12, 13. He leaves a widow, and one daughter. He suffered for a long time with something like neuralgia in the stomach, but bore it with patience. Bro. Brewer was an able speaker, an earnest worker in his calling. He was ordained to the ministry in the fall of 1878, having filled the office of deacon some 6 or 7 years before. He told his wife the last few days of his life that she should tell the minister to say to the brethren and sisters that it is his wish that the church would hold together and bring all the wandering ones back into the fold and that they would all hold out faithful unto the end, and seek the great reward of which is promised in the word of God.
"Thy toils are past, thy work is done
And thou art fully blest;
Thou hast fought the fight, the vict'ry won,
And entered into rest.
And thus shall Faith's consoling power
The tears of love restrain;
Oh, who, that saw thy parting hour
Could wish thee here again?"
KENNAGY.-On the 23d of April, 1890, on the Hawpatch, Noble county, Ind., of consumption Martha, wife of Joshua Kennagy, aged 51 years, 10 months and 22 days. She suffered more or less for several years, but patiently endured to the end. Three days before her death she desired once more to partake of the emblems of the broken body and shed blood of Jesus and to follow his example in feet washing, which request was fulfilled. She much desired to depart this life and said that Jesus had done so much for her. She leaves a husband, three sons, and two daughters to mourn their loss. Funeral services the 25th by Jonathan Kurtz and Jonas Hartzler from Rev. 7:14-17, and Amos 4:12.
LEAHMAN.-On the 25th of April, 1890, near Gilford Springs, Franklin county, Pa., of paralysis, Sister Elizabeth Leahman, widow of John Leahman, maiden name Landis, aged 80 years, 6 months and 9 days. She was born in Dauphin county, Pa., October the 16th 1809, the deseased was for many years a constant member of the Mennonite church. She departed this life with a bright hope of heaven. She leaves five daughters. On the 28th services were held at the house of her son-in-law Jacob Y. Miller, by Peter Wadle in German and by P. H. Parret in English, from John 14:2. Buried in the Leahman graveyard.
WENGARD.-On the 15 of March in Berlin township, Holmes county, Ohio, of la grippe, Sarah, daughter of Moses and Elizabeth Wengard, aged 1 year, 11 months and 1 day. Buried on the 17th in Daniel Yoder's graveyard. Funeral services by Peter E. Miller and Shem Miller.
WENGARD.-On the 4th of April, in the same family, and of the same malady, Anna, aged 4 years and some days. She was buried on the 6th, in the same graveyard. Funeral services by Peter E., and Shem Miller.
YODER.-On the 18th of April, near Beck's Mills, Holmes county, Ohio, of consumption, Samuel J. Yoder, aged 43 years and 2 days. He endured his suffering with much patience, as becometh a Christian. He was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite church. His wife and eight children remain to mourn his early death, yet they mourn not as those who have no hope. He was buried on the 21st in Joel Yoder's burial ground. Funeral services by David Troyer and Shem Miller. May God bless the bereaved widow and her children.
AUGSPURGER.-On the 18th of April, 1890, near Overpecks, Butler Co., Ohio, of cancer of the stomach, Christian A. Augspurger, aged 53 years, 8 months and 14 days. He suffered intense pain until death relived him. He was born in Milford township, Butler county, Ohio, and leaves a wife, one son and two daughters to mourn his death. He has long been a member of the Mennonite church near Trenton, at which place he was buried on Sunday the 20th. Services by Peter Imhoff in German and Pre. Rice in English. His funeral was largely attended.
WITTRICH.-On the 22d of April 1890, in Croghan, Lewis county, N. Y., of consumption, David Wittrich, aged 28 years, 1 month and 9 days. Buried on the 25th, in the Amish Mennonite graveyard. Funeral services by Peter Lehman from John 11, and by Jacob Rogi from 1 Cor. 15. The deceased leaves a deeply bereaved young wife with whom he had lived happily for only about 10 months when death called him away.
RICHARD.-On the 18th of April 1890, near Cedarville, Allen county, Ind., of lung fever, John Richard, aged 71 years, 5 moths and 10 days. He leaves his wife and 8 children to mourn his departure. Four of the children live in Wayne county, Ohio. He was a member of the Amish Mennonite church and his place was seldom empty in the church services. Let us who are still spared live so that when the Lord calls us away we can say with Job, "I know that my Redeemer liveth." Funeral services by John Lugibill from Luke 12:34-41, and Elias Yoder from Psa. 39:5,6.
RIEHL.-Near Lewisburg, Union county, Pa., on the 24th of April, Joel L. Riehl, aged 38 years and 8 months. He had been ailing for several years. Early in the winter he had an attack of the grippe, which ended with consumption. He was a member of the Mennonite church. Shortly before he died he called the family around him and bade them good-bye and asked them to meet him in heaven, he leaves a wife and two children. Funeral on the following Sunday, where a great many friends and neighbors met. S. S. Graybill and A. H. Irvine preached on the occasion.
Transcribed by Nancy Regan, Washington.