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Title: Williamsport, IN Warren Review Thursday, December 28, 1899 Edition
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Mrs. Amanda Bennett Miller of Washington Township was the daughter of Elliot and Louisa Bennett. She was born in Illinois, April 4th, 1856, and died at her home Friday, December 8th, 1899, aged 43 years, 7 months and 24 days. She was the only surviving member of her family. She was the mother of ten children, all living. Her illness was protracted, but her sufferings were bourn with fortitude. Always hopeful and desirous that she might live for her husband's and children's sake. She will be sadly missed in her home, for: "What is a home without a mother." And who better than she to guide the little footsteps and care for all trials. May He who cares for us all, guide and care for those motherless children that they may realize in this dark hour that "God gave, He took, He will restore, He doeth all things well." Deceased was the wife of Alex Miller. She died of consumption after an illness of ten months, Dr. Swank attending her. The funeral discourse was delivered by Rev. Mr. Dunklebarger of West Lebanon at 2 o'clock p.m., Sunday, December 10, 1899, and interment was made in the West Lebanon Cemetery. Mrs. Neppie F. Swarts, wife of George P. Swarts of Branchport, was born in Dundee November 3, 1845, and died in Branchport December 5, 1899. The deceased was the only daughter of John Demmary, who for many years was a prominent hardware merchant of Dundee. She was married to George P. Swarts November 3, 1863. Twenty years ago she joined the Episcopal Church in Branchport. From this place she and Mr. Swarts went to Williamsport, Ind., thence to Lafayette, Ind., and thence to Penn Yan. In these last three places, Mrs. Swarts was an active member in the Presbyterian Church. She was also a member of the Woman's Relief Corps of Penn Yan. This society attended her funeral in a body. She had also been Worthy Matron of the Lafayette Hope Chapter of Eastern Star. Mr. Swarts' loss is keenly felt, as his wife was a woman of far more than ordinary intelligence and sincerity. Besides the husband, a son, Clarence Swarts, of Syracuse, a grandson, Harry McAdams of Notre Dame College, a brother, Frank Demmary of Williamsport, Ind., and a large number of other relatives and friends, mourn the death of a pure woman and a true friend. The deceased had been ill for about eight months. Late in the summer she was taken to the Syracuse Sanitarium, and thence to Doctor Lee's hospital in Rochester. Here disease was beyond the skill of the physician, and November 17 she was brought home to die. Her religious experience was of a high character. She had a steadfast trust in God her Father, in Christ her Savior, and in the Spirit her Comforter. Her sickroom was a place of blessing to all who were permitted to enter. The funeral services were in charge of her pastor, the Rev. Dr. Palmer of Penn Yan, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Riegel, of Branchport. The interment was in the cemetery at Branchport, overlooking the quiet waters of Lake Keuka. -Penn Yan Democrat, Penn Yan, N. Y., December 22, 1899 Mrs. Carrie Foster, aged 48 years, the wife of Wm Foster, of West Lebanon, died at her home in that place on the 12th inst. after a long illness. She joined the Methodist Church in 1870. She leaves a husband and two daughters to mourn her death. Funeral services were conducted at the church the 13th inst., the pastor, Rev. E. M. Dunklebarger officiating. Interment was made under the auspices of the Order of Eastern Star, of which she was an honored member. The remains were laid to rest in the West Lebanon Cemetery. The funeral services of Rev. F. D. Newhouse, Presiding Elder of the Mankato District, Minnesota Conference were held in the M. E. Church at Williamsport, Ind., Friday, December 22d, 1899, at 2 o'clock p.m. The services were conducted by Elder C. A. Brooke, assisted by Rev. H. G. Ogden of Attica, and Rev. J. N. Greene of Williamsport. Finley Deville Newhouse was born July 27th, 1857 and departed this life December 19th, 1899, at Mankato, Minn., aged 42 years, 4 months and 23 days. Forty-two years of living that will furnish a beautiful record when reviewed in light that falls from heaven's throne! His was a life of splendid consecration, of tireless zeal and unwavering trust in God. His preparation for a life of usefulness was laid in a liberal education, which was completed in De Pauw University, Greencastle, In., from which university he graduated June 25th, 1880, carrying off the historical honors of his class. A large part of his life was devoted to mission work in foreign fields. Two years after his graduation, July 9, 1883, he sailed from New York for Concepcion, Chili, South America, where he engaged in mission work under William Taylor. His first sermon was preached in Concepcion, August 18th, 1883, he having been licensed to preach at Stockwell, Ind., July 5th, 1883, just four days before he sailed for the foreign field. His work in South America continued something less than two years when he returned to his own land and native state. During his stay in America he was pastor of the Methodist Church in Williamsport, Ind., serving that charge from March until September 1885. From Williamsport he was moved to Ambia, which charge he served for a short time. It was during his pastorate at Williamsport that he met and loved Miss Ida K. Fox who afterward became his wife. They were married December 14, 1885. In the preceding October, Rev. Newhouse had been transferred by Bishop Harris to the South India Conference, and he in company with his new wife sailed for that field from New York December 19th, 1885, just five day after their marriage. They arrived in Bombay, India, January 31st, 1886, and Mr. Newhouse was appointed pastor at Lahore, Capital of Punjab Province. About four years were spent in India part of which was passed as pastor of the Methodist Church in Allahabad. As recognition of his intellectual ability Mr. Newhouse was appointed by Bishop Ninde Principal of the Baldwin School at Bangalore, India, but the appointment was declined on the ground that the Gospel must be preached. After his return from India Mr. Newhouse lectured in the interests of the Missionary Society. In May 1889, he was appointed pastor of the Methodist Church at Goshen, Ind. In October 1890, he was transferred to the Dakota Conference and stationed at Huron, South Dakota. In June 1893, he received the degree of D. D. from the University of Dakota. From the Dakota Conference he was transferred to the Minnesota Conference and stationed first at the Franklin Avenue Church Minneapolis, then at Red Wing and finally at Blue Earth where he served four years. In September 1899, he was appointed Presiding Elder of the Mankato District, Minnesota Conference, and moved to Mankato. The wearing work of an Elder, the constant change of lodgings in a severe climate, told on his health. With a zeal more considerate of duty than of health he toiled on until compelled to take his bed. After a sickness of nine days he passed away, dying at the very post of duty. The hope incarnated in the Gospel he preached is the consolation of the bereaved friends. A life such as his does not die. He was a minister of God tried and true. He was a Christian with a character patterned after the Christ he served. He was a father, kind and considerate. He was a husband who continued to be a lover to his death. A life like his does not die. It simply passes on to a higher state of living. His going is not dying. His going is not a farewell. It is simply a good night 'till the morning breaks. Mr. Zebulon German of Green Hill died Sunday, December 10, 1899, from lung fever after an illness of one week. He was born in Ohio and was 74 years of age at time of death. Dr. Vick of Green Hill attended him. The funeral was conducted by Rev. Mr. Cooper on Monday, December 11, 1899 at 3 o'clock p.m., and interment was made in the Davis Cemetery. Deceased was a widower and leaves no family.

Date: 12/28/1899
Origin: Warren Review Extracted from Microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003671
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 9/9/2014
Entered By: Chris Brown

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