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Catharine S. Hardesty

Departed this life on the 6th day of Jan. 1885, Catharine S. Hardesty, wife of Isaac Hardesty, aged sixty-two years, six months and twelve days. The subject of this memoir was born June 12, 1822, in Fayette Co., Pennsylvania. In 1832 her parents moved to Stark Co., Ohio, near to the St. Martins Lutheran Church, whose pastor at that time was the Rev. Mr. Melsheimer, under whose ministry she served in early life, a personal knowledge of that precious Saviour, whose grace sustained her through the entire journey of life. On the 24th of December 1846 she was united in marriage to Isaac Hardesty, by Rev. C. H. Boyer, of the M. E. church. After remaining on the farm a few years she with her family removed to the villiage of Mahem, Carroll Co., Ohio, and being too far away to wotship in the church of her early training, she with her husband, united with the M. E. church, in whose communion she continued until they removed to Porter Co., Indiana.

Since then she has worshiped with the people of God under different names, who have met at Union Center, always manifesting in her disposition and life a noble "charity for all" and "malice toward none." In early autumn of the past year she returned from a visit to her daughters and other relatives in Kansas, where she was taken down with what proved to be her last sickness. The best medical aid that could be procured was employed, but the disease baffled their skill.

Through her long and severe sufferings she never murmured or complained. She often spoke to her family and husband, of that precious Saviour. Who was ever near in all her sufferings and distress. Thus she continued for several weeks, bearing with great christian fortitude the pain and anguish she was called to endure after expressing a great desire to depart and be with Christ, whose Divine presence and grace, that led and sustained her, all through life's journey. Gradually she declined in physical strength, but grew strong in spiritual life, fully demonstrating to all who came into her presence, the truthfulness of the precious promise "My grace shall be sufficient for thee."

Finally as the hour of dissolution drew near, with a contenance radiant with heavenly joy, she said to those who stood about her bed, "Blessed be the name of Jesus" "Sing; Praise the Lord," and with words of holy triumph upon her lips, sweetly fell asleep in Jesus.

The funeral services were held on the 9th, at Union Center, and were attended by a large concourse of people, showing the high esteem in which she was held by her neighbors and friends. The remains were laid quietly to rest in the cemetery near by. A loving wife, and a tender devoted mother will be sadly missed in the home made desolate by death, but she sleeps well, and had left a good word behind her.


Newspaper: Porter County Vidette
Date of Publication: January 15, 1885
Volume Number: 29
Issue Number: 3
Page: 4
Column(s): 4

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    Newspapers Published in Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana
                Chesterton Tribune
                The Tribune
                Westchester Tribune

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                Porter County Vidette
                Practical Observer
                Valparaiso Practical Observer
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