Herald of Truth - Volume IV, Number 5 - April 1867, Pages 63-64
On the 9th of March, in Allen County, Ohio, after an illness
of about seven weeks, of typhoid fever and diphtheria, ANNA,
daughter of Samuel and Magdalena STEMEN, aged 18 years
and 21 days. She was buried on the 10th in the Mennonite grave-yard.
Many friends and relatives were present, and an impressive funeral
discourse was delivered by Daniel Brower from Rom. 8:28; also
exhortations by C. Culp and the writer.
Anna was much beloved and respected by her parents and by all that knew her. Previous to her sickness she made known to some of her friends that she intended to join the church this spring. But alas! her calculations on earth were soon frustrated. Her favorite hymn used to be, "Oh, for a closer walk with God, A calm and heavenly frame," so that her friends need not mourn altogether "as others which have no hope." Oh! the loud call this is again to young people to remember their Creator in the days of their youth.
"Ah! youth, beware, and do prepare
To meet the monster Death!
For he may come while you are young,
And steal away your breath.
"Now, I am gone, I can,t return,
And me no more you,ll see;
But it is true, that all of you
Must shortly follow me.
"When you unto my grave do go
The gloomy place to see
I say to you, who stand and view,
Prepare to follow me."
J. M. Brenneman.
On the 19th of February, in Windsor Township, York County,
Pennsylvania, of consumption HENRY G. KAUFFMAN, son of
Bro. Jacob Kauffman, dec,d., aged 44 years, 10 months, and 28
days. He was buried on the 21st at Witmer's Meeting-house. Funeral
sermons were preached by the brethren Frederic Stauffer, of York
County, and Abraham Witmer, of Lancaster County, from Ps. 39:
4; "Lord, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my
days, what it is; that I may know how frail I am."
On Friday the 21st of December, 1866, in Washington County,
Maryland, ELIZABETH STRITE, in her 68th year. She
was buried at Jacob Miller's Meeting-house. She was a faithful
member of the church. A large concourse of friends and relatives
followed her remains to their last resting place. A funeral sermon
was preached in English by Benjamin Leshar from Rev. 14:13; and
in German, from the same text, by Michael Horst and Peter Eshleman.
On the 19th of January, near Salunga, in Rapho township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, of consumption, ANDREW H., son of Bro. Isaac BRUBAKER, aged 22 years, 11 months, and 26 days.
On the 3rd of March, in Union Township, Elkhart County, Indiana,
MARY, wife of John TRUAX, aged 26 years, 6 months,
and 29 days. She was buried on the 4th. A funeral sermon was preached
by John M. Christophel in the German language and by Daniel Brundage
in English, from 2 Cor. 5:1, and Jn. 5:29.
On the 27th of February, in Elkhart County, Indiana, of lung-fever,
ESOS, son of John and Anna KING, aged 21 years,
and 11 months. He was buried on the 28th. Funeral sermons were
delivered by Benjamin Schrack and J. D. Troyer from 1 Pet. 1:24,
25, and Ps. 103:15, 16; "As for man, his days are as grass:
as a flower of the field so he flourisheth. For the wind passeth
over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no
more." The deceased had prepared himself in early life to
seek God and was baptized. After he had received baptism, he said,
"Now there is nothing to detain me: I am ready to die."
At the same time and place was buried also a child several
months old. The above mentioned ministers not being able to
speak in English, the funeral sermon was posponed [sic] till Sunday
the 10th of March, and then preached in the English language.
On the 28th of February, in McLean County, Illinois, of typhoid fever, CHRISTIAN, son of Christian and Jacobina RUPP, aged 21 years, 2 months, and 25 days. This is the fourth death that took place in this family within six weeks. A funeral sermon was preached by Christian Risser from John 5:25-29, and by the writer from 1 Thess. 4:13-18. Joseph Stuckey.
On the 9th of March, in Elkhart Co., Ind., CATHARINE, daughter of John and Barbara BACHTEL, aged 10 years, 8 months, and 9 days. Buried at Shaum's burying-ground.
SEVERAL NOTICES of deaths are left over till next month, for want of room in this number.
Transcribed by: Debbie Kapp, Pennsylvania