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Updated 19 Oct 2013

Marble, Isaac

The Buchanan Record Carried an obituary for Isaac Marble on 21 Feb 1901 and it reads: “Isaac A. Marble was born at Moretown, Vt., Oct. 28, 1823, settling near South Bend, where he lived until 1883 when he moved to Berrien County, where he has since resided living for the last sixteen years in Buchanan.  In 1850 he and several friends worked their way through the great difficulties to the gold fields of California, suffering great hardships and privations during a year and a half of their stay.  In 1847 he was married to Mary Miller, of South Bend, who passed away Sept. 28, 1880.  In 1884, he married to Dora Hunter who with five children are left to mourn his loss.  The children are:  John C. of Saginaw, Mich., Henry T. of South Bend, Ind., Emily Witter, of Denver, Col., Martin M. of fort Collins, Col., and Charlie M. of Buchanan.  In early years, Mr. Marble united with the Universalist Church of South bend and remained a believer in their faith.  During the last few years of his life he was a great sufferer from heart disease which caused his death Friday February 15, 1901.  His death was a great shock to both family and friends, as he apparently better on Friday than he had been for some time previous out on the street all afternoon.  Mr. Marble was well known over both Berrien and St. Joseph counties and leaves a host of friends who with the family will greatly mourn his loss.  The funeral service was held at this late home Tuesday, Feb. 19, 1901.  Rev. Paton of Almont, Mich., conducted the services.  Interment was made at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.”  contributed by Tom McVeigh. This cemetery is in German Township, St. Joseph County, IN.

Mast, Louise
The News Palladium carried the obituary for Louise Mast on 27 Apr 1940 and it reads: “Funeral Services For Louise Mast Set For Sunday Bridgman, April 27-Funeral services for Mrs. Louise Mast, 24, wife of Lloyd Mast of Livingston, will be held Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gustav Gaul, Stevensville, and at 2 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran church, Stevensville. Mrs. Mast who had been ill for the past eight weeks, died at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Mercy hospital. She was born Sept. 15, 195 in Stevensville and married to Lloyd Mast May 14, 1938. Besides her husband and parents, Mrs. Mast is survived by an infant daughter, Lloydene Louise, seven weeks old, four brothers, Albert, Herbert, Arnold and August Gaul, and three sisters, Margaret, Irene and Vera, all of Stevensville. The body will be taken to the Gaul home this afternoon from the W. F. Hall funeral home. The Rev. William Essig, pastor of the Stevensville Lutheran church, will officiate at the rites. Burial will be in Graceland cemetery. Casket bearers will be Harold Mathieu, Theodore Binger, Gustav Nimetz, Gustav Skala, Robert Brant and Ralph Mast.” Louise Gaul married William Lloyd Mast. DOD 26 Apr 1940 - contributed by: William Brackett at brackettwilliam@yahoo.com

Mattner, Rosalie nee Strunk --An obituary for Rosalie (Strunk) Mattner was carried in the News Palladium on 21 Oct 1957 and it reads:  “Mrs. Rosalie Gerlach Mattner, 80, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Elsie Wassilak, Highland avenue, St. Joseph, 12 :10 a.m. Sunday.  She had been ill for the past five years.  Mrs. Mattner was born Oct. 25, 1876 in Poland.  She came to the United States in 1908.  Mrs. Mattner was first married to John Gerlach, who preceded her in death in 1947.  She again married in April of 1949, to Ferdinand Mattner who survives.  Also surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Wassilak, Mrs. Emma Kock, of Benton Harbor, Mrs. Olga Newman of Watervliet; and Mrs. Leola Kotzmeher of South bend, Ind., four sons, Ralph Gerlach of Benton Harbor; Gustav Gerlach of Chicago, Martin Gerlach of St. Joseph and John Gerlach attending the Emmanuel Missionary College in Berrien Springs.  Also surviving are five step children, Adolph Mattner of Eau Claire, Mrs. Natalie Yops of Benton Harbor, Stell Kutz of Stevensville, Alfred Mattner of Dowagiac and Anthony Fallak of Benton Harbor.  A brother, Martin Strunk of Benton Harbor, 25 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Lutheran church in Benton Harbor.  The Rev. Ernest Wentland will officiate.  Burial will be in Crystal Springs cemetery.  Friends may call at the Kerlikowske funeral home in St. Joseph until noon Tuesday.”  Rosalie is buried next to her first husband John Gerlach. contributed by: William Brackett at brackettwilliam@yahoo.com

May - VERNON E. MAY – (Niles Daily Star – December 7, 1960) GALIEN – Vernon E. May, 68, route one, Galien, died at 8:30 p.m., Tuesday in the Buchanan Community Hospital. He had been a patient there for a week. He was born in Decatur, Ind., on May 14, 1892, the son of the late Nathaniel and Melessia May. He married Bernice Price, who survives, on Nov. 11, 1916 in St. Joseph. He had worked at the Buchanan Clark Equipment Co., for 38 years before retiring three years ago. Other survivors include two sons, Lloyd and Floyd, both of Galien; two daughters, Mrs. Dale Moffett of New Carlisle, Ind., and Mrs. Charles Good of Three Oaks; one brother, Reuben may of Dupont, Ga.; three half-brothers, Leland may of Decatur, Ind., Harl Eaton of White Pigeon and Carl Eaton of Otsego; a half-sister, Mrs. Iva McDonald of Decatur, Ind., nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday at Galien Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints with the Rev. James Timmons of the Olive Branch Evangelical United Brethren Church officiating. Burial will be in the Galien Cemetery. Friends may call at the Kenney-Connelly Funeral Home after 7 p.m. today.

McAllister, Elinor nee Upson
The Herald Palladium carried the obituary of Nora McAllister on 19 Jul 1941: “ Mrs. McAllister Taken By Death; Funeral Monday Mrs. Elinor McAllister, 72, of 119 Bond street, died this morning at 6:30 o’clock at her home following an illness of about two years. She had been confined to bed 12 weeks. The deceased was born January 26, 1869 in Seneca, Ill. and resided here 20 years. Her husband, Albertus J. McAllister died four years ago. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Simpson and Miss Grace McAllister, Benton Harbor; a sister, Mrs. Carrie Osborne, Kansas City, Mo.; a brother Nelson Upson, at the late home, and three grandsons. Funeral services will be at 2 o’clock in the Dean mortuary. Burial will be in the City cemetery, St. Joseph. Friends may call at the mortuary.”
- contributed by: William Brackett at brackettwilliam@yahoo.com

McMillen, Rosa nee Harner
An obituary for Rosa McMillen was carried in the Benton Harbor News Palladium on 09 Aug 1955 and it reads: “Mrs. Clarence McMillen Buchanan, Aug. 9-Mrs. Clarence (Rosa May) McMillen, 60, of the Hills Corner district, died at her home at 3:15 p.m. Monday. She had been ill two years. She was born Sept. 15, 1984, in Baroda, the daughter of the late Moses and Maud Harner. On Dec. 24, 1912 she was married to Clarence McMillen, who survives in St. Joseph. Surviving beside her husband, are one son, Lester, of Route 1, Buchanan; one brother, Harry Harner of Baroda; and one sister, Mrs. Lavina Critzer, of Buchanan. She also leaves five grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Swem funeral home. The Rev. Frederick Williams, pastor of the Olivet Congregational church of Bridgman, will officiate. Friends may call at the Swem funeral home.” Clarence and Rosa McMillen and Lester and Pauline McMillen are buried in the Hinman Cemetery in Baroda Township. DOD 08 Aug 1955
- contributed by: William Brackett at brackettwilliam@yahoo.com

Mehlberg, Freiderika Louisa Mrs. - The Three Oaks Acorn, January 5, 1905 - Death of Mrs. Mehlbert - Friederick Louise Mahlberg was born Feb 3, 1822 on thei sland of Ruegen, Germany, and died December 31, 1905, agt the home of her daughter one mile east of Three Oaks, Mich.
   Mrs. Mehlberg was twice married. Her first husband, August Eggert, died in the Father Land after six children had been born to the union. Twnty-three years ago, with her two married daughters, Mesdames Chris Krassow and Frederick Riedel of this village and Herman Eggert of New Buffalo, who constituted the remaining members of the family, she came to America and Three Oaks.
  Mrs. Mehlberg was twice married. Her first husband August Eggert, died in the Father Land after six children had been born to the union. Twenty-three years ago, with her two maried daughters, Mesdames Chris Krassow and Frederick Riedel of this village and Herman Eggert of New Buffalo, who contsituted the remaining members of the family, she came to America and Three Oaks. Later the deceased was married to Mr. Mehlberg who died twelve or foutrteen years ago. No children were born to this union.
   For several years, against the wishes of her son and daughters, any one of whom would have cared for the mother in her declining years, Mrs. Mehlberg lived alone in the little cttage back of the home of Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Hovey. Here the relatives watched over the decased as best they could. Several weeks ago while the son was with his mother she suffered a stroke f paralysis, from which she never fully recovered, through it becamse possible to remover her to the home of Mrs. Krassow where she died on Sunday oft his week
   The funeral service was held Wednesday, Rev. Mr. Eisen, Mrs. Mehlberg's paster, officiating, and interment was made at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Menchinger, Amelia nee Grieser
Amelia H. Mensinger has an obituary that was in the 31 Jan 1947 Herald Palladium. This obituary tells the story of this families travels. It reads: “New Troy Woman, Once Local Resident, Dies Amelia H. Menchinger, 71 died last night at 9 o’clock in her home at New Troy following an illness of three weeks. She had resided in Berrien County for 50 years. Mrs. Menchinger, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Grieser, was born June 26, 1874, in Russia. She was married to the late Gottlieb Menchinger in 1891. They immigrated to the United States in 1893 and lived in Kansas for three years before coming to Berrien county in 1896. They lived in Benton Harbor for four years and then moved to a farm at New Troy, where they resided until six years ago, then they moved into the village. Mr. Menchinger died on Aug. 17, 1944. Eleven children survive Mrs. Menchinger. They are: August and John Menchinger, Glendora; Conrad and Fred Menchinger, Benton Harbor; Ben Menchinger, New Troy; Mrs. Olga Yeske, St. Joseph; Mrs. Augusta Schmaltz, Mrs. Adina Kettleson, Mrs. Martha Taylor and Mrs. Lydia Hauch, New Troy, and Mrs. Agnes Barbee, Lakeside. Mrs. Menchinger also is survived by 25 grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Herman Maikowski and Mrs. Augusta Sommerfelt, Benton Harbor; three brothers, Leonard and John Grieser, Benton Harbor and Adolph Grieser, Lodi Calif.; and three aunts, Mrs. John Krieger, Baroda; Mrs. Rosalie Albright and Mrs. Paulina Biastock, Benton Harbor. Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. Russell Williams Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the Brethren church at New Troy, and burial will be in the New Troy cemetery. Six grandsons will act as bearers. Friends may call at the Connelly funeral home, Three Oaks, until 12:30 p.m., Sunday.”
- contributed by: William Brackett at brackettwilliam@yahoo.com

Menchinger, Gottlieb
Gottlieb Menchinger’s obituary was in the 17 Aug 1944 issue of the Niles Daily Star (newspaper) and reads: “Gottlieb Menchinger New Troy, Dies in B. Harbor Hospital. Three Oaks, Aug. 17 Gottlieb Menchinger, 72, retired New Troy farmer, died at 12:05 this morning in Mercy hospital, Benton Harbor, after six months illness. Menchinger was born in Russia Aug. 28, 1872, and came to the United States with his wife Amelia, in 1893. He lived in the New Troy vicinity 44 years. They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1942. Besides the widow he is survived by 11 children, August and John Menchinger, Mrs. Samuel Schmaltz and Mrs. Martin Hauch, all of Buchanan; Mrs. Ralph Taylor and Benjamin Menchinger, New Troy; Mrs. Elmer Kittleson, Three Oaks; Mrs. Harry Yeske, St. Joseph; Conrad Menchinger, Benton Harbor; Fred Menchinger, Battle Creek, and Mrs. William Barbee, Lakeside; 24 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and two brothers, Andrew and Joseph Menchinger, Benton Harbor. Friends may call at the Connelly funeral home here. The body will be taken to the Brethren church at New Troy, Saturday noon. Services will be conducted there at 2:30 Saturday by the Rev. Russell William, followed by burial in the New Troy cemetery.”
- contributed by: William Brackett at brackettwilliam@yahoo.com

Miller, Aaron - This is a memoriam for Aaron Miller that appeared in the Buchanan Record November 1, 1904:
Aaron Miller, a much respected citizen of Buchanan, died on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 1904, after an illness of thirteen months. He was born in Northampton county, Pa., on Nov. 17, 1830, and was therefore almost 74 years. He was of German descent, the son of David and Mary (Bauer) Miller. His parents both died when he was quite young, and he lived with a cousin and worked on a farm till he was eighteen years of age. After this he learned the mason trade at which he worked most of the time until his last sickness. Excepting about eighteen months time spent in the grocery business.
    In 1850, at Loyal Oak, O, he married Saloma Calbetzor, a native of Ohio. They had six children: Mrs. Mary E. Lehmer, of Chicago, Ill, Benjamin F., of Akron, O, Mrs. Charlotte R. Yoder, Milton S., Augustus S., deceased, and Mrs. Hattie S. Koplin, of Wadsworth, O. His wife died on June 4, 1862, at Buchanan.
   Early in 1854 he moved to Elkhart, Ind., and in September of the same year he came to Buchanan, where his home has been till the last. In 1855 he united with the Masonic Fraternity, and was treasurer in his lodge for 18 years. He was also a charter member of the O. E. S. On Oct. 4, 1862 he married Mary E. Weaver, of Buchanan. They had five children: John, Mrs. Anna L. Kelley, Mrs. Susie M. Rouse, William J., and Mrs. Katie L. Huff. These all live at Buchanan except Mrs. Kelley, whose home is at South Bend, Ind. Two brothers and one sister also survive him: Joseph, of Loyal Oak, O., Steven, of Chapman's Quary, Pa., and Mrs. Mary Houser, of Akron, O.
   Mr. Miller was a union soldier from August 30, 1864 till Sept. 12, 1865. He served in Co. C, 12th Mich. Vol. Inf. and was honorably discharged at Little Rock, Ark. He was a member of Perrott Post No. 22, G.A.R. He was a member of the village council for two terms. For many years he has been a faithful attendant of the Larger Hope church of Buchanan, and has often confessed his faith in Christ as his saviour.
   His funeral services were held in the Evangelical church on Sunday, Oct. 30 at 10:30 am, Rev. John H. Paton, paster of the Larger Hope church preached a short sermon. His text was Psalm 119; 105. Rev. Halmhuber, paster of the Evangelical church, assisted in the services. The attendance of brothers, comrades and friends was large. All of his ten living children, except Benjamin were present. The floral offerings were many and beautiful. Several appropriate hymns were sung by the Roe family quartet. After the services in the church the body was laid away in Oak Ridge cemetery with the impressive ceremony of the Masonic order.
     Buchanan Record Friday, Oct 28, 1904 - page 1:
Another Pioneer Gone - Mr. Aaron Miller Died Suddenly Wednesday Morning Although Mr. Miller has been quite sick for some little time, his death Wednesday morning came as a shock to our citizens, because of its suddenness. Mr. Mill er was feeling fairly well when he arose Wednesday morning and at about nine o'clock he was dead. He has been a sufferer from kidney and bladder trouble for the past year. but the direct cause of his death was heart trouble. Mr. Miller was born in North Hampton county, Pa., Nov. 17, 1830 and died oct. 26 1904, being nearly 74 years of age. In 1854 Mr. Miller came to Buchanan and has lived here ever since. He has been one ofour active business men, having followed the occupation of mason and builder and cement sidewalk builder, and by his energy and unquestionable integrity has made himself one of our most loyal citizens. Mr. Miller was the father of eleven children ten of whom are living. In 1855 he became a member of the masonic order and has since remained a member of that order. The funerla will be held next Sunday morning from the Evangelical church, at 10:30 o'clock conducted b the Masons. Elder Paton will preach the sermon.
contributed by Peggy Mawby pjmgene@yahoo.com

Miller, Alfred R.      ALFRED R MILLER, - Niles Daily Star,Niles,MI., Tues. 9 - Aug. 1938
EX-PAINTER, DEAD Native of Germany Stricken at Daugther’s Home; Ill One Week. Ill for one week, Alfred R. Miller, a native of Germany and a retired sign painter and paper hanger, died at 1:10 o’clock this morning in the home of his daughter, Mrs. E. A. Stick; 407 North Fifth Street. He was 77 years old. Born in Dresden, Germany, Mr. Miller came to the United States when he was 19 years old. He moved to Niles from Chicago three years ago. Besides Mrs. Stick, he leaves his wife, the former Katie Schneider, whom he married in St. Paul, Minn., in 1886; another daughter, Mrs. Stanley Salman, Chicago; a son, Fred, Chicago; also six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon in the Price and Kinger Funeral Home. The Rev. Theo Eisen of the St. John Evangelical Church, of which Mr. Miller was a member, will officiate. Burial will be in Silverbrook Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home. - Contributed by: Leanna Hardesty.

Miller, Mrs. Bertha - Obit appeared in several area newspapers - April 5, 1955 - Mrs. Bertha Miller, 57, ................... died Pawating Hospital . Other information on obituary, but family burial information as follows:
   Mrs. Miller was born Oct 25, 1897 in Milton Township and had lived in the vicinity all her life. Surviving besides her husband are: her mother, Mrs. Bertha Reum, of Niles; a son, Joseph of Niles; two grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Mervin Morris of Niles.
   Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Pifer funeral Home here with the Rev. H. A. Meussling, paster of St. John's Evangelical and Reformed church, officiating. Burial will be in Silverbrook Cemetery. Friends may call at the Funeral Home beginning Tuesday evening.

Miller, Katie - - - - - Katie Miller - died Apr 13, 1949- Niles Daily Star - April 14, 1949
Katie Miller, aged 78, of rural route three, Pucker Street, Niles, died at 6:30 p.m. yesterday in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Kate Stick, on rule route three. She was born in Germany, on October 20 1870, and came here from Chicago 18 years ago. Her husband, Alfred, died in 1938. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Frank Fisher, and a son, Alfred, both of Chicago, four grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the Kiger Funeral Home, where the funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Harold Hohman officiating. Burial will be in Silverbrook cemetery. She was a member of St. John’s Evangelical and Reform Church and of GAR number 45. - Contributed by: Leanna Hardesty.  

Mitchell, Joseph
Wednesday, 26 December 1877; Page 4, Column 4:  MITCHELL -- Joseph Mitchell, for 27 years employed by the Central Road, and Superintendent of Mason Work on the line, died at his residence, in this city, on Sunday morning last, aged about 58 years.  He was universally esteemed by all the men on the road and all who knew him.  He leaves a wife and five children; copy of obituary sent from Dorothy Mitchell Jones; e-mail 19 Apr 2007.
He was born 23 Jan 1820 in VT, son of Newcomb Mitchell and Polly Howe Mitchell.
Contributed By Lynn Corbett

Miller, Emma Maleta Yetzke - Emma Maleta Yetzke Miller was born December 15, 1897, the daughter of Fred and Bertha Walter, at Stevensville, Michigan.
   She passed from this life on Tuesday morning, January 26, 1988, at the Martin Luther Nursing Home at South Haven, Michigan, at the age of 91 years.
   She was married to Edward Yetzke on July 12, 1912, and, to this union, 12 children were born. On May 19, 1953, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edward. In October of 1956,
she married David Miller who also preceded her in death in July of 1963. Two sons, Harris and Emory Edward, preceded her in death as did three daughters, Eunice, Elaine, and Mrs. Eleanora (Ross) Mayer.
    Emma is survived by three sons; Edward of Pullman, MI, Earl of Whittier, CA and Eugene of Waterford, WI; four daughters; Mrs. George (Evelyn) Zink of San Pedro, CA, Mrs. Eileen Johnson of McRae, Arkansas, Mrs. Russell (Ethel) Noss of Oklahoma City, OK and Mrs. Robert (Elrona) Wichner of Ionia, MI; 26 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren, and 17 great, great grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Ruth Liljeblad of El Monte, CA. She was a member of the Benton Harbor, Michigan, German Church of God for more than 65 years. Memorial services were conducted on Friday, January 29, 1988, at the Kerley Starks Funeral Home in St. Joseph, MI, with the Reverend Russell M. Noss, Pastor of the Midwest City Church of God, Midwest City, Oklahoma, officiating. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery, St. Joseph. {Herald Palladium} submitted by Marge Hess Yetzke

Miller, Linnie nee Harner
An obituary for Linnie Miller was carried in the Benton Harbor News Palladium on 10 Feb 1951 and it reads: “Mrs. George Miller Mrs. Linnie May Miller, 70, a lifelong resident of Oronoko township near Baroda, died Friday at 1:55 p.m. at Mercy hospital, Benton Harbor, where she had been seriously ill for a week. She had been in ill health since last November. Mrs. Miller was born Feb. 1, 1881, in Oronoko township, the daughter of the late Michael and Frances Harner. Surviving is her husband, George; three daughters, Mrs. H. K. Cupp, Stevensville; Mrs. Vern Kegel, Sawyer; and Mrs. Roy Liskey, St. Joseph; one son, Myron Miller, Baroda; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Monday at 2:30 p.m. at the Kerlikowske funeral chapel with the Rev. Frederick Williams, pastor of the Congregational church of Bridgman, officiating. Burial will be in Riverview cemetery.” DOD 04 Feb 1951
- contributed by: William Brackett at brackettwilliam@yahoo.com

Morehouse - FLORA MOREHOUSE – (Niles Daily Star – December 7, 1960)
Mrs. Flora Morehouse, 89, a former resident of Niles, died Tuesday night in Mobile, Ala., where she was residing with her daughter, Mrs. E. H. Hardy. Niles relatives were advised today.
Mrs. Morehouse was a member of the Church of Christ of Niles and left about eight years ago. Niles relatives are two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Paul Young of 1017 George St., and Mrs. Harry Williams, 818 Emmons St.

Morrow, Mr. W. T.
Mr. W. T. Morrow died at his residence in Lincoln township on the 20th inst.. in the
seventy fourth year of his age. He was a native of Mendham, N.J. where he lived until 1861,
when he came to Michigan with his family. He had been a member of the Methodist Episcopal
Church for fifty-three years. The cause of death was cancer, with which he had been afflicted for the
last twelve years, at times suffering greatly. He was buried at Stevensville, on the 21st last.
Taken From The St. Joseph Herald, June 26, 1880
Contributed By Deanna West

Mowrey, Mary Miller - - Buchanan Record - Tuesday, July 9, 1907
Mary Miller Mowrey was born in Buchanan October 12, 1844, and died June 24, 1907, aged 62 years, 8 months and 12 days.
Her early life was spent at the home of her father, Jacob Weaver, six miles west of Buchanan. October 4, 1862, she was married to Aaron Miller, now deceased, and lived in happy union forty-two years. To them were born two sons and three daughters, John H., Buchanan, Anna L. Kelley, South Bend, Ind., Susie Rouse, Elkhart, Ind., William J., and Katie L. Huff, Buchanan.
  About twenty years ago she accepted the Larger Hope faith as her faith, and lived faithfully to the end. On June 17, 1906 she was married to Hiram N. Mowrey of this place. Every thing seemed to be resplendent with the glories of earth; happiness seemed unbounded until about two months ago, when the loved one was stricken with heart trouble and asthma. With her loving husband always at her side, she bore her pain and sickness without a word of complaint, praying to God and asking Him to take her with Him, where pain and sickness are no more; and the words from her Father's lips will say: "Well done, thou good and faithful servant; enter thou into the joys fo thy Lord." The funeral services were held from her late home on Main street, Elder J. H. Paton officiating, after which the remains were laid at rest in Oak Ridge cemetery.
Precious mother she has left us,
Left us, yes, forever more,
But we hope to meet our loved one
On that bright and happy shore.

Lonely is the house and sad the hours
Since our dear one has gone;
But oh! a brighter home than ours,
In heaven is now her own.
Article contributed by: Peggy Mawby

Murphy, Eliza - Mrs. Isaac Murphy - Miss Eliza Jinkins was born near Brownsville, Pa., April 12, 1815 and died in peace and hope of a happy reunion with her husband in the better world Jan 26, A.D. 1893, aged 77 years, 9 months and 14 days. She came with her parents, Baldwin and Mary Jinkins to Green County, Ohio, when but a few years old, and thence to Pokagon Prairie, Cass County, Mich. In 1825, She was married to Isaac Murphy, April 9, A.D. 1834, and lived with him in blissful union nearly sixty years. To them were born thirteen children, six sons and seven daughters. Six of these, two sons and four daughters preceded them to the future world. The children who survive them are our four sons, John J., Erastus and Isaac Jr., of Berrien Centre, and Rev. Albert Murphy, of Goodland Ind., and three daughters, Mrs. S.L. Snavely, of Berrien Centre, and Mrs. Rufus Williams and Mrs. Jacob Becker, of Pokagon Township, Cass County, Mich. These with twenty-five grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren, mourn their great loss. Mrs. Murphy was a woman of strong faith in Christ and the efficacy of prayer, and when her husband was taken away she earnestly desired to depart and be with him in the better world. It may be truly said of Mr. and Mrs. Murphy: "They were lovely and pleasant in their lives, and in their death they were not divided." The funeral services were held on Saturday, Rev. H. C. Rose, who officiated at Mr. Murphy's funeral on Tuesday, preached a most excellent discourse from Gal. 6:7, "Be not deceived; God is not mocked; for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap."
   Mrs. Murphy's funeral was a repetition of her husband's in nearly every particular: the Minister, Rev. H. C. Rose of Dowagiac; choir, the Becker family of North Berrien Centre; Undertaker, D.W. G. Gaugler of Berrien Springs; Pallbearers, Thomas Mars, Norman Nims, Jacob Brenner, Henry Hess, Aron Tony and Pallas H. Webster: Cemetery Sexton, Wm. H. Peck. Mr. and Mrs. Murphy's labors are ended, and side by side they quietly sleep in the beautiful Berrien Centre cemetery, where rest the remains of a vary large number of their relatives.

 

 




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