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Jennie J. Merine


Miss Jennie J. Merine, youngest daughter of Asa and Mary Merine, was born in Morgan township, Porter county, Ind., Oct. 31, 1859. She died Jan. 2d, 1880, in the 21st year of her age.

In the large family of which she was a member and an ornament, she was the first to die. Three years, or more, before her death she became a Christian, and united with the Methodist church, and was true and faithful to her solemn vows, until death.

About two weeks before her death the physicians told her she could not recover. She received the sad intelligence with perfect calmness, and resignation, assuring the family and friends she was prepared, and did not fear death. The remaining days of her life were with her days of holy, joyous anticipation, as of departure upon a very desirable, pleasurable journey to a delightful land. She said it seemed, at times, a little strange that she so young, with so much to live for, should be cut off in death, but if it was God's will it was all right.

She desired to have singing, prayer, and religious conversation, most of the time during her last hours, and expired in great peace, and holy triumph. She was an affectionate, obedient, and worthy daughter, a dear and kind sister, a tried and true friend, an intelligent and useful Christian young lady. Her funeral service was conducted by Rev. Mr. Brakeman, (at Salem church) who preached the sermon from Cor., 15-54 and 55 verses: "For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this incorruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, death is swallowed up in victory. O, death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?" There was a large attendance -- more than could get into the church. The occasion was one of great sorrow and impressiveness.

So blooms the human face divine,
When youth its pride of beauty shows;
Fairer than spring the colours shine,
And sweeter than the virgin rose.

Or worn by slowly-rolling years,
Or broke by sickness in a day,
The fading glory disappears,
The short-lived beauties die away.

Yet these, new rising from the tomb,
With lustre brighter far shall shine,
Revive with ever-during bloom,
Safe from disease and decline.

Then let the hope of joys to come
Dispel our cares, and chase our fears;
If God be ours, we're trav'ling home,
Though passing through a veil of tears.

May all the kindred and loved ones live her life, died her death, and meet her in Heaven.

Newspaper: Porter County Vidette
Date of Publication: January 22, 1880
Volume Number: 24
Issue Number: 4
Page: 3
Column(s): 9

Key to Newspaper Publication Locations:
    Newspapers Published in Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana
                Chesterton Tribune
                The Tribune
                Westchester Tribune

    Newspapers Published in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana
                Porter County Vidette
                Practical Observer
                Valparaiso Practical Observer
                Vidette and Republic
                Western Ranger

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