Micheal Lehman Invalid Many Months Dies

Micheal Lehman died suddenly at his home on East Broadway, Saturday night at about 9:15 o’clock. He had been an invalid for the past 18 months, but was no worse than common the last few weeks. He and his aged wife were alone when he suddenly passed away.

Micheal Lehman was born in York county, Pa., February 26, 1842 and passed on to his eternal home, Aug. 21, 1926, aged 84 years, 5 months and 25 days. In early youth he came west and located in Fulton county, Illinois. December 27, 1874 he was united in marriage to Lizzie Mummert of Astoria, Illinois. To this union were born four sons and one daughter. One son, (Moses Lehman) having preceded him to the other world.

Forty years of his married life was spent on the farm, practically all of it near Astoria. Twenty-two years ago he retired from farm life and moved to Astoria where he has resided until the day of his death.

In 1896 he united with the Church of the Brethren, living a consistent unassuming Christian life to the very last. During the past few years of life, he spent much time in Bible reading and meditation. For over two years he has been sorely afflicted, being confined to his bed for 18 months. His affliction only tended to refine his character, and his suffering he bore with a patience and submission to the will of God, that was a marvel to all who knew him. The end came about 9:00 P.M. last Saturday when he peacefully fell asleep.

He leaves to mourn his departure his devoted wife, who so faithfully and untiringly and patiently cared for him during all the long period of his illness; three sons, Emanuel and Harvey of Moline, Ill. and Henry, of Astoria; one daughter, Mrs. Farrie Clannin of Decatur, Ill.; one sister, Mary Neff, of York, Pa.; one brother, Frank Lehman, of Leesburg, Ill.; seven grandchildren, together with many other relatives and a host of friends.

While he will be most keenly missed by his family, they are consoled by the assurance that he is now free from pain and suffering and that for him it is far better to be “at home with the Lord.”

“Farewell, dear father, sweet thy rest, weary with years and worn with pain.
Farewell, till in some happy place, we shall behold thy face again.
’Tis ours to miss thee, all our years and tender memories of thee keep;
Thine in the Lord to rest, for so He giveth his beloved sleep.”

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock from The Church of the Brethren, Rev. E. F. Caslow officiating, assisted by Eld. Chas. Walter, Eld. S. G. Bucher and Rev. Seitzinger. Interment in Woodland cemetery.


Published in the Argus-Search Light on 8/25/1926

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