HERALD OF TRUTH - Volume IV, Number 5 - May 1867 - Page 78.
On the 24th of February, in Warwick Township, Lancaster Co.,
Pa. Wid. NANCY BURKHOLDER, aged 88 years, 11 mo.,
and 23 days. Funeral sermon by John Risser, John B. Landes and
John Brubaker, from Ps. 31:5. She was a faithful member of the
Mennonite Church for many years.
Jacob N. Brubacher.
On the 24th of February, in Union Township, Elkhart Co., Ind., EMELINE, daughter of David J. and Magdalena YODER, aged 4 months and 12 days. Funeral sermon by Samuel Yoder and the writer from 1 Pet. 1:3, 8 and 1 Thess. 4:13, 15.
On the first of March, in the same place SUSAN, daughter
of John and Catherine EMERT, aged 3 years, 1 month and
15 days. Funeral sermon preached by the same from Phil. 1:21.
On the 12th of February, in Upper Providence Township, Montgomery
Co., Pa., Bro. GEORGE HELLERMAN, aged 72 years and
one month. He was buried at Upper Providence Mennonite Meetinghouse.
Funeral sermon preached by Joseph Hendricks, John Hunsberger,
Abrm. Wismer, and John Latshaw. Bro. Hellerman was a minister
of the Gospel over 30 years.
On the 19th of February, very suddenly, in Chester Co., Pa.,
Bro. JACOB LATSHAW, aged 70 years, 9 months, and
14 days. Buried at Vincent Meeting house, where funeral sermons
were preached by John Latshaw, David Buckwalter and John Hunsbery,
from 2 Tim., 4:7, 8. He had been affected by palsy, about six
years ago, from which he suffered slightly at different times,
though his health generally was pretty good, until the night previous
to his death, when he did not feel very well. He rose in the morning,
took breakfast, walked out to the barn and to the field; returned
to the house, seated himself in the rocking chair and read in
the testament, then laid down the book, and expired in a few minutes.
He was chosen to the ministry in 1832 or 33. His desire and prayer was to do the will of his Master, having served as a watchman on the walls of Zion about 34 years, he has gone to his reward. May our loss be his eternal gain.
On the 19th of February, in Waterloo township, Waterloo Co., C. W., of dropsy, Bro. ABM. WEBER, aged 79 years, 4 mo., and 17 days. He was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., in 1787, and went to Canada in 1807. He lived and died a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. He was buried a (sic) Eby's burying ground. Funeral sermons were preached by Joseph Hege and George Schmidt, from Heb. 13;14.
In Waterloo township, Waterloo Co., on the 8th of February,
of dropsy MAGDALENA, wife of Bro. Christian SCHNEIDER,
aged 71 years, 1 month and 24 days. She was buried at Schneider's
Meeting-house. Funeral sermons preached by Samuel Weber and Joseph
On the 19th of February, in Logan Co., Ohio, of a protracted
illness, ASA KANEGY, aged about 42 years. He was buried
on the 21st. Funeral sermons were preached, by Bro. Werey and
the writer from Rev. 14:13 and by D. S. Reagh from Amos 4:12.
He was a faithful member member of the Omish Mennonite Church.
Bro. Werey and myself visited him on the 18th. He had an earnest
desire to depart and be with Christ. He bore his affliction with
patience. He leaves a wife and four children.
John P. King.
On the 16th of February, at the residence of Peter Metz, in Towemencinc township, Montgomery Co., Pa., BARBARA GOTTSHALK, widow of Jacob Gottshalk, aged 92 years, 2 mo., and 4 days. She was buried at the Skippack Meeting-house. Funeral sermons were preached by Jacob Kolb Abraham Wismer and Geo. Detweiler, from Rev. 14:13.
CATHARINE, wife of Samuel KOHLI, died very suddenly, aged 26 years, 6 months and 8 days. Funeral sermon preached by Daniel Brenneman. She finished knitting a pair of mittens for herself in the evening, and after retiring she related to her husband, that the night before she dreamed that she went to Christ, like Peter, on the water, after which they came to land where there was a beautiful carriage with two white horses. Then entered the bright carriage, and rode some distance to a place where two streams of water met; the one a clear, beautiful stream, the other turbid and dark. Many were washing their garments in the turbid stream; and she asked them, why they did not go to the other stream, where the water was pure and bright and wash there. She was troubled with phthisic, (sic) and some time in the night, the husband heard an unusual noise, accompanied by a cry of distress, rose hastily, called his sons, and lighted a candle, only in time to see her last expiring breath. How many, alas! are washing their garments in the turbid waters of sin, and neglect the crystal stream of the waters of life!
DEBORAH KING, wife of John R. LANDES, of Eldera, Harden Co., Iowa, died the 13th of February 1867, aged 24 years, 6 months, and 3 days. They were married in the above mentioned place on the 4th of Oct., 1866, and came on a visit to his father's. Rev. Geo. R. Landes, in Hilltown township, Bucks Co., Pa. In the course of seven or eight days, she took sick and kept growing worse until she died. She was baptized and received into the church during her illness. She was much beloved and admired by all who knew her. She was buried at Perquese burying-ground. Funeral discourses were preached by Isaac Overholt and the writer of Rev. 7:13, 14.
On the 27th of February, in Bucks Co., Pa., of scarlet fever,
AMOS, son of Henry and Mary HIGH, aged 2 years,
2 months and 14 days. Interred at Deep Run. Funeral discourse
by J. Moyer and the writer.
On the 11th of March, in Salsbury township, Lancaster Co., Pa., of disease of the brain, CHRISTIAN KURTZ, in the 57th year of his age. He was buried on the 13th. Funeral sermons were preached by Daniel Mast and Amos Herr; text by the latter from Mark 13:33, 34.
On the 13th of Dec., 1866, in Spruce Hill township, Juniata
Co., Pa., JOHN SMOKER, aged about 40 years. He was
engaged in felling timber, and was accidentally struck by a limb
on the 6th, after which he did not utter a word, but lingered
until about the 13th, when death relieved his sufferings. Funeral
sermons were preached by Jacob Riehl and John Esh.
David A. Yoder.
On the 16th of March, in Chester Township, Wayne Co., Ohio, NANCY, wife of Daniel REITZ, and daughter of Amos Holdeman, in the 23rd year of her age. The day previous she complained of head-ache, (sic) and about ten o'clock in the evening was rendered insensible by an attack of of fits, which was renewed twenty-three times in eleven hours, when death released her. Funeral sermons by F. Seidner and P. Troxel from Heb. 2:14.
On the 20th of March, in Beaver Township, Mahoning Co., Ohio,
of typhoid fever, MALINDA, widow of John H. BIXLER.
On the following morning, near the same place, at the residence of her son, ELIZABETH YODER, Grandmother of the above, and widow of Peter Yoder, dec'd. aged 73 years, 10 months, and 24 days. She was long a member of the Mennonite Church, and for more than five years constantly confined to her bed, and seldom able to speak audibly. Often, when hearing of a death, she expressed ardent desire to be released also; yet she bore her severe affliction with patience and resignation.
They were both buried on the 22nd, the former immediately after the latter. Funeral services were delivered by the brethren Jacab Culp and Samuel Good from Rev., 21:1-8.
John H. Yoder.
In Allenville, Mifflin Co., Pa., on the 5th of January, 1867, sister ELIZABETH YODER, wife of Peter Yoder, dec'd, aged 74 years, 11 months and 8 days. Her remains were interred on the 7th in the presence of a large concourse of friends and relatives, on which occasion a funeral discourse was delivered by Pre. Abraham Peachey. Like Job (Job 42:17), she died "old and full of years."
On the 19th of Dec., 1866, in Elkhart Co., Ind., BENJAMIN HUBER, aged 88 years, 1 month and three days. He formerly resided in Canada West, and removed from there to Indiana. He was a deacon in the Mennonite Church. Funeral discourses were preached by Daniel Brundage and Moses Hess, from Rev. 22:12-14.
On the 30th of March, in Waterloo Township, Waterloo Co., C. W., of consumption, CATHERINE, wife of David WEBER, and daughter of Bish. Benjamin Eby, deceased, aged 52 years, 8 months, and some days. She calmly fell asleep in Jesus. She was buried at Christian Eby's burying-ground, on which occasion Enoch Detweiler and Daniel Wismer delivered appropriate addresses.
On the 7th of April, widow SARAH CLEMMER, aged 81 years. She was formerly from Pennsylvania. Her maiden name was Berky. She waited with patience for the time of the Master's coming, desiring to be with Christ. She was a sister in the Mennonite Church, and was buried at Martin's burying-ground. Funeral sermons were preached by Moses Erb and A. W. Martin, from Heb. 9:27.
On the 9th of April, in the same township, of consumption, NOAH, son of Pre. Daniel WISMER, aged 22 years, 3 months, and 11 days. The sorrows of his heart for past sins and the desire to obtain salvation of his soul, caused him much more suffering than his bodily afflictions. On the 31st of March, according to his request he was baptized and received into the Mennonite Church. He was buried at Christian Eby's burying-ground. Funeral sermons by Moses Bowman from Acts 2:21, and Enoch Detweiler from 5:10.
On the 27th of March, in Salsbury Township, Lancaster Co.,
Pa., of consumption, JOHN, son of Christian and Susanna
PETERSHEIM, aged 20 years, 4 months, and 25 days. He was
sick about 10 months, during which time he made a solemn covenant
with his Maker, and was baptized and received into the Omish Mennonite
Church, and awaited his end with great patience. On the last day
of his life, though very weak, he spoke of the words in the 2nd
Chapt. and the 10th and 11th verse of Revelations: "Be thou
faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life."
"He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death."
We have reason to believe that he was a true member of Christ
and that he now rests from his labors.
On the 6th of January, in Mahoning Co., Ohio, after an illness of about six weeks of diphtheria, MELIZZIS, aged 5 years, 7 months, and 3 days; and on the 7th, after an illness of 7 months, of consumption, LEWIS, aged 21 years, 7 months, and 17 days; children of Charles and Rebecca WITMER. They were both buried at Oberholzer's burying-ground. Funeral sermons by Jacob Culp and Peter Baringer.
On the 2nd of February, ANNA BIXLER, aged 47 years and five months. She was buried at Oberholzer's Meeting-house. Funeral sermons by Jacob Culp and Samuel Good.
On the 3rd of March, in Philadelphia, Pa., of palsy, Bro. JACOB LANDES, formerly of Deep Run, Bucks Co., aged 65 years, 4 months, and 25 days. Buried at Deep Run. Funeral sermon by J. Myers and the writer from 2 Cor. 4:17, 18.
On Thursday the 7th of March, near Plumsteadville, Bucks Co., Pa., of scarlet fever and sore throat of which he was sick only 3 days, TOBIAS RICKERT, aged 36 years, 2 months, and 14 days. He was a faithful Bro. in the Church. Funeral sermons by J. Gross, J. Moyer and the writer. Text Jn. 14:13.
On the 12th of March, in Doylestown Township, Bucks Co., Pa., PRISCILLA GEIL, aged 50 years, 9 months, and 17 days. Interred at Doylestown Mennonite Burying-ground. She was a faithful and much beloved sister. Funeral sermons by S. M. Andrews, and the writer fom Col. 3:2, 3, and Rev. 14:13.
On the same day, in Plumstead Township, Bucks Co., Pa., LYDIA GRISINGER, Buried at Deep Run. Sermon by I. Gross and J. Myers.
"'I take these little Lambs', said he,
'And lay them on my breast;
Protection they shall find in me,
In me be ever blest.'"
On the 9th of Feb., 1867, in Bedminster Township, Bucks Co.,
Pa., BARBARA, daughter of Abraham and Anna KOLP,
aged 7 years, 4 months, and 20 days. Buried at Deep Run. Funeral
Sermon by J. Myers, J. Gross and the writer, from Heb. 6: 12.
On the 5th of April, in Butler Co., of consumption, CHRISTIAN,
son of Peter SCHRACK, aged 18 years, 6 months, and 29 days.
He was buried on the 7th.
On the 10th of April, in Allen Co., Ohio., after a protracted
illness, of gravel and dropsy, JOHN BRENNEMAN Sen., aged
one day less than 72 years. He was buried, on the 12th, at the
Mennonite buring-grounds, (sic) on which occasion Bro. C. Culp
delivered an impressive discourse from Is. 57:2, in German, and
from the latter part of the 10th verse of the 23rd chapt. of Numbers
Bro. Benneman (sic) was born in Rockingham Co., Virginia, whence he came to Fairfield County, Ohio, when a young man. In 1854 he removed with his family from Fairfield to Allen Co. He bore his bodily afflictions with great patience and resignation, and repeatedly remarked that he was not afraid to die, and that he felt prepared and willing to depart. After he was confined to his room, he frequently requested exhortations and prayer. It seemed to be his great delight to speak of heavenly and spiritual things. He told me that it appeared to him, that Christianity is of much greater importance than many persons imaginethat he was afraid, there are a great many persons who know not what Christianity is. Although his departure seems to be a great loss to his friends, we have reason to believe that their loss is his eternal gain. He leaves a wife and eleven children.
J. M. Brenneman.
Page 79-80 On the 14th of January, 1867, in Whitpain Township,
Montgomery Co. Pa., of Typhoid fever, JOSEPH B. BEYER,
aged 49 years, 8 months, and 27 days. He was buried, on the 17th,
at the Worcester Mennonite burying-ground, on which occasion a
funeral dis course (sic) was delivered by the brethren Geo. Detweiler
and Abm. Wismer from Rev. 14:13. He leaves a wife and ten children
to mourn thir (sic) loss. He was sick about eight weeks, and,
during his illness, was led seriously to consider the wellfare
(sic) of his soul, and, about a week previous to his death, upon
an earnest confession of faith, he was baptized and received as
a brother into the Mennonite Church. A few days previous to his
death, he said in a very solemn manner to his wife that, whenever
he had been from her, and remained an hour or two beyond the time
appointed for his return, she would be alarmed and concerned for
his safety; "yet with all your kindness," said he, "I
cannot stay with you: the Master is coming and I must depart and
leave you." But they may comfort their hearts with the assurance
that he is eternally happy.
M. C. S.
On the 16th of March, in Fairfield Co., Ohio, CLARA KUQUA, aged 79 years, 7 months, and 12 days. Funeral sermon by Pre. Joseph Hendricks fom Thess. 4:13.
On the 24th of March, in the same county, BARBARA STUTZMAN, widow of John Stutzman, decd., aged 78 years and 9 months. Funeral sermon by Jonathan Zook from, Phil., 1:21. She was a member of the Amish Mennonite Church.
On the 28th of March, in the same county, ELIZABETH KING,
widow of Christian King, dec'd, aged 78 years, 6 months, and 6
days. Funeral sermon by Pre. Joseph Hendricks from Rev. 14:12,
13. She was a member of the Amish Mennonite Church.
J. J. Berntrager.
On the 28th of March, in Butler Co., Ohio, of typhoid fever, MAGDALENA, wife of John SCHLUNECKER, aged 27 years, 9 months, and several days. Funeral sermon was delivered by Joseph Augspurger.
On the 28th of march, (sic) in Union Township, Elkhart Co.,
Ind. of typhoid fever, JOSHUA YODER, aged 54 years,
5 months, and 4 days. He was born in Somerset Co., Pa.,(sic) He
leaves a wife and four children. Funeral discourses were delivered
by the writer from Is. 38:1, and Christian S. Faerber from Matt.
On the 18th of March, in Wilmet Township, Waterloo Co., C.W.,
JACOB BOCK, aged 78 years and one month. He leaves
a widow and ten children to mourn their loss. Funeral sermons
were preached by the brethren George Smith and Moses Bowman. He
was a Deacon in the Mennonite Church for 24 years.
Transcriber's note: C.W. = Canada West, present day Ontario
On the 22nd of March, in Brecknock Township, Lancaster Co.,
Pa., of palsy, of which she suffered only three days, MARY
BECKER (widow) aged 79 years, 3 months and 11 days. She
was buried at Center Graveyard, on which occasion funeral discourses
were delivered by Jacob Moseman and Jerter Moser, from John 8:51.
She was a member of the Mennonite Church.
On the 6th of March, in Franconia Township, Montgomery Co., Pa., of dropsy, JONATHAN HUNSBERGER, aged 64 years, 6 months, and 17 days. He was buried on the 9th at Gehman's Meeting-house. Funeral sermons by the brethren Henry Nice and John S. Allebach, from Isa., 38: latter part of first verse.
On the 8th of March, in the same township, of cancer in the
face, from which his face was almost entirely consumed, SAMUEL
DETWEILER, aged 74 years, 3 months and 3 days. He was buried
on the 11th, at Gehman's Meeting-house. Funeral discourses were
delivered by Henry Nice and John S. Allebach.. He suffered for
ten or twelve years, and for the last six months of his life his
sufferings were very severe. He was a brother in the Mennonite
Church, and bore his sufferings with patience, hoping that through
his faith in the Savior he would be able to attain everlasting
On the ______ of March, in Westmoreland Co., Pa., HENRY
FREADT aged 83 years, and 6 months. He was buried at the Mennonite
burying-ground on the 13th. Funeral discourse was delivered by
John D. Overholt from Heb., 10:27, and by the writer from Heb.
5:9. The deceased was a member of the Mennonite Church for more
than 60 years. He lived a consistent life, so that we hope he
died the death of the righteous and could say, "I long to
goThen farewell woe;
My soul will be at rest.
No more shall I Complain or sigh,
But taste the heavenly feast."
On the 3rd of April, in the same township, of dropsy, widow SUSANNA ERB, aged 79 years, 6 months and 19 days. Her maiden name was Bomberger. She was born in Lancaster Co., Pa.., She was buried at Christian Eby's burying-ground. She was a member of the Mennonite Church and died as we have reason to hope a happy death. Funeral sermons were preached by the brethren Moses Bowman, G. R. Schmidt and Tillman Moyer.
Transcribed by: Mona M Mann, Arizona