Aaron Van Note, John Krewson, Lydia (Perrine) Brewster & Mary Catherine Bacon

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Image and transcription contributed by Judy Simpson on 11 June 2004
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The Western Star, dated 11 June 1849 (obtained from the Ohio Historical Society, microfilm roll # 19249)
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Aaron Van Note

Departed this life, on the 29th ult., brother Aaron Van Note, in the 43d year of his age, leaving behind him an affectionate wife and five beloved children to bemoan their irreparable loss.

Around the throne of God are clouds and darkness, and his ways and judgments past finding out. Yet, his throne is in the heavens and it is established in wisdom, righteousness, benevolence and truth. Who then shall arraign the Almighty, or say unto him, What ___ thou? Are not the providences of Almighty God inscrutable? Why was this man, in the strength of manhood, and from a field of usefulness in the community, and the church of which he was a leading and efficient member, so soon called away?

Soon after the organization of the C. P. Church in this place, brother Van Note became a member thereof, and his religious character is identified with the growth and progress of this church for some sixteen years; and perhaps no man felt a deeper solicitude for its prosperity then he. Prompt and faithful in the discharge of his duties to the church, he lived in love and fellowship with all its members, and died regretted by all—but we bow in submission to him whose ways are a mighty deep. During the whole of his Christian course his seat was rarely vacant in the congregation of the righteous; and where prayer was wont to be offered thither he resorted, for he loved the place of prayer and the place where God’s honor dwelt. He served the church and her interests with his time, money, and influence, and all evinced that his heart, as well as his hands, was in the Redeemer’s work. He was one amongst our enterprising citizens, and the same enterprise marked his character as a Christian and a member of the church; hence his death will be much felt both in the community and the church, especially in the latter. But in his family, around his own domestic hearth, will this loss be felt the most acutely. He was a kind husband and a tender and affectionate father, deeply devoted to the comfort and happiness of his beloved family. Around his domestic hearth did the incense of holy and fervent devotion regularly burn. No more will the voice of that husband and father be heard in the family counsels, or leading in the family devotions, for he has gone to join in the devotions amongst the sanctified.

He has left a family, brothers and sisters, and a congregation of Christians, and a large circle of friends to mourn over his loss. But their loss is his infinite gain. “Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors, and their works do follow them.”

John Krewson

DIED—On the 1st inst., in the 22d year of his age, Mr. John Krewson.

Brother Krewson was a young man of exemplary life, and hence a valuable member of this community. In the death of this young man this community has lost a valuable citizen. He was a young man of modest, unassuming, and retired habits of life, hence, I suppose, he was never estimated by this community up to his real value as a man and citizen. But in the private circle, where he was best known, he was most valued; yet he was a young man highly esteemed by all who knew him. In 1840 he embraced the religion of our Lord Jesus Christ, and from that time up to his death he endeavored to live religiously, as he testified upon his dying bed. Although he never united himself with the visible Church of Christ, yet he sustained connection with the invisible church, being united with Christ by faith. From his own testimony we believe he has gone to the reward of the righteous. A short time before his death, he spoke in terms of regret that he had not united with the church. In this dispensation of divine providence the brothers and sisters have met with a great loss; but their loss is his infinite gain. “Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like his.”

Lydia (Perrine) Brewster

DIED—On the 1st inst. at the residence of her father, Joseph Perrine, after a short illness of fever, Mrs. Lydia Brewster of Bellbrook, Greene County. She was in the 42d year of her age. She was a consistent member of the Baptist church for more than twenty-one years, and illustrated, in an eminent degree, all the graces and excellencies of the Christian character, and died the death of the righteous. She was an affectionate daughter, a devoted wife, a good mother, and an excellent neighbor.

Mary Catharine Bacon

DIED—On the 22d ult., in Lebanon, Mary Catherine, eldest daughter of Samuel W. and Martha Bacon, aged nearly five years.


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