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 Barbara <I>Yoder</I> Blauch

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Barbara Yoder Blauch

  • Birth 17 May 1857 Conemaugh Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 5 Nov 1897 Stonycreek, Cambria County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Somerset County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Memorial ID 82028568

Herald of Truth, Vol. XXXV, No. 5, March 1, 1898:

BLAUCH- Barbara, beloved wife of Levi Blauch, of Johnstown, Pa., and daughter of Isaac and Susanna Yoder, was born May 17th, 1857, was united in marriage with her surviving husband Nov. 8th, 1874. Both united with the Mennonite church May 16th, 1875. On the 27th of Oct. 1897, in the evening she took a lighted lamp filled with oil, and started down the cellar way, when her feet slipped and she struck the lamp against the wall, breaking it and scattering the oil over her garments. They caught fire and in a minute her whole body was aflame. Her skin was literally roasted and her sufferings cannot be described; but she bore it all with Christian patience, calling upon God for mercy, and upon her friends for help. In her sad condition she suffered seven days, when inflammation set in and death came to her relief. On Thursday (Nov. 4th) she bade farewell to her husband and children, and also to her father and sisters, kissing each one and asking them to meet her in heaven. On Friday morning (Nov. 5th) she ate a hearty breakfast, and rested well, and telling her friends not to weep for her, but rather for themselves. She also said to her husband, "You need not weep, for all is bright and clear before me; only take good care of the children, and meet me in heaven." At half past ten o'clock she passed away, leaving us the blessed consolation that with her all was well. She was a bright shining light in the church, a good companion, a beloved mother, and we need not mourn as those who have no hope. She reached the age of 40 years, 5 months and 18 days. She leaves husband, son, daughter, father, three sisters and a brother. Buried on the 7th, at the Stahl Mennonite meeting house, in Somerset Co., Pa., where she had been a regular attendant at church, Sunday school and Bible reading. Funeral was largely attended. Services by Jonas Blauch and S. G. Shetler from Jno. 16:16.


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  • Created by: Staff Sergeant (Ret) Brian J. Ensley
  • Added: 16 Dec 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 82028568
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Barbara Yoder Blauch (17 May 1857–5 Nov 1897), Find A Grave Memorial no. 82028568, citing Stahl Mennonite Cemetery, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Staff Sergeant (Ret) Brian J. Ensley (contributor 47190867) .