|Birth: ||Dec. 9, 1863|
|Death: ||Apr. 11, 1887|
A SAD DEATH - On the 11 of April, near Mount Eaton, Wayne Co., Ohio, after six days, suffering of lung fever, Sister Barbara Baumgartner, aged 23 years, 4 months and 2 days. The deceased sister's maiden name was Welty, and she was married on the 10th of December 1885 to Christian Baumgartner, thus living in matrimony with her beloved husband 1 year 4 months and 1 day. Then she was called away from his side to her eternal home. This was indeed an affecting time, but we can not recall her how and the Lord tells us His ways are not our ways, and His thoughts are not our thoughts. The workings of God are mysterious sometimes, but what things He does are well done.
She was a true example of pious youth, and led a quiet, peaceful life and was much loved and highly respected by all. In the last days of her life she was specially interested about the welfare of her soul and frequently asked the visiting friends to pray for her. She longed greatly for her heavenly home and did not wish to live longer. On the day preceding her departure she asked those about her to sing the hymn "Werden wir uns wieder schen?" (the English him [sic hymn] is "Shall we know each other there?"), she, too, singing in a clear voice the first verse with the others. It was but a short season of blissful life for them, when death came into their midst and separated them again, but here the truth is exemplified anew that we have here no continuing city, and soon it will also be said of you and me: "They have gone the way of all flesh." We are also reminded afresh that mortal life is like a blooming flower, which blossoms early and soon withers and passes away.
She was buried in the Sonnenberg graveyard followed to her resting place by a large concourse of people. Funeral services were held by Christian Schneck and Jacob Nussbaum from James 4:13-15.
She leaves a deeply bereaved husband and an infant, besides a large circle of loving friends and relatives, who yet weep not as those without hope, for we feel assured that she has gone to a home of eternal joy, and is redeemed by Jesus' blood, and that, clothed in white robes and with palms in her hands, she is awaiting us before the throne of God. D.W.E.
Herald of Truth, May 1, 1887, page 141
Christian D. Baumgartner (1856 - 1926)*
Albert Baumgartner (1887 - 1955)*
Sonnenberg Mennonite Cemetery
Plot: Row 9, Grave 4
Created by: lanterns2
Record added: Sep 09, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41751758