Family History of Robert and Anna Aycock:Information about Elizabeth Peeler
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Elizabeth Peeler (b. 28 Sep 1741, d. date unknown)Elizabeth Peeler (daughter of Anthony Peeler (Buhler) and Barbara ?) was born 28 Sep 1741 in Warwick, Lancaster Co., PA, and died date unknown.She married George Holder.
Notes for Elizabeth Peeler:
Memoir of the widowed Sister Elisabeth Holder, born Buhler,
who departed this life 25 Sept 1815
The widowed Sr. Elisabeth Holder (b Buhler), who lived near Bethnia and died blessedly, was born in Warwick, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, on 28 September 1741. Her parents, who originally had belonged to the Lutheran denomination, held to the Brudergemeine. In the year 1758 she moved to Lititz, where she received into the Gemeine on 17 June of the same year and attained the privilege of attending Holy Communion on 1 March 1760. She came to live in Bethlehem the following year. Then in the autumn of 1766 she journeyed to Wachovia in company with 16 Single Sisters and Older Girls, and arrived in Bethabara on 1 November. She served in many ways while a single person.
On 15 mAY 1769 she entered into matrimony with the widowed Br. Georg Holder and with him moved to a farm near Salem, where they remained for 5 or 6 years. Her husband thereafter, at his own risk, took on a piece of land not far from Bethabara, and they settled upon it. Several years later they sold the farm and moved into a cottage in the Bethabara neighborhood. Some time after her husband's blessed homegoing, which occurred on 15 Jan 1804, she moved near Salem to the home of her children, the Joseph Leinbachs, and remained there until now. Her marrieag was blessed with 5 children, namely 3 sons and 2 daughters, who, so far as is known are still living. Two of them are with the Gemeine. As far as can be learned, she lived to see 29 gran-children, 22 of whom are still living.
For several years she had been wont to suffer greatly from asthma and many attacks of illness. Moreover, though she always recovered from them, they nevertheless would leave her with bodily weakness. Some weeks ago she had the fever, but even this time appeared to recover. Indeed, on the last Saturday a week ago she felt so well again that when her son Heinrich came to visit her, she ventured to bo back home with him to sojourn there for a while. On the very first day after her arrival, however, she fell seriously ill again and was obliged to be completely bedridden. It soon became apparent that this time she probably would not recover. She was truly grateful for the faithful attentive nursing and care she received from her children----our Br. and Sr. Heinr Holder---as well has from other concerned friends, and she was indeed most happy when they would visit. During one such visit, on the afternoon of the 25th of this month, she said that nothing more stood between her and the Saviour, that she ardently longed to go home to him soon, and that she hoped and trusted that he, who throughout her life had shown her so much grace and compassion, might not forsake at the very hour of her death, buth may help her to pass over quickly and fully into the most blissfull Kingdom of Health. And this hope was not thwarted, for on that same day, soon after 6 o'clock in the evening, she quite gently, and indeed almost unnoticably, slept away to eternal life. Her pilgrimage here below had lasted for 74 years, less 3 days.
On the part of the Gemeine in Salem it is testified that the blessed departed was a contented, tranquil widow who relied upon the Saviour with all her heart and trustingly found refuge in him in every situation. She therefore was loved and respected. Futhermore, the well-being and success of her children and children's children lay close to her heart.
Now you walk in the meadows of Paradise
And can see the Mediaton Jesus in his physical body,
To whom you were so close here in faith.
No distress afflicts you anymore, and great delight
Streams through Jerusalem's soun which never sets
Into your soul;
How (good) it is with you!
We still live, and wish also on earth
To become a joy and honor to the Savious,
Who once on the cross died for our salvation,
To be faithful to him till death, and to let
Nothing take away faith in his astonishment;
Thus we too will one day wear
The crown of life
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