HERALD OF TRUTH - Volume IV, Number 6 - June 1867, Page 95
On the 10th of May, near Bowman's Mills, in Rockingham Co.,
Va., JOSEPH TRISSEL, aged 80 years, 8 months, and 18 days.
He was buried at Trissel's burying ground. Funeral sermons were
delivered by the brethren Daniel Showalter, Samuel Coffman, and
the writer from the 90th Psalm. He was a worthy member of the
Mennonite Church for a number of years, and rejoiced at the approach
of the hour of death. We hope he is now at rest in that sweet
home where we all should hope to meet and rejoice with each other.
On Easter Sunday, in Owen Co., Ind., very suddenly, AMOS
HENDRICK. About fifteen minutes before his death, he took
his horses out to water them when one of them ran away into the
field. He pursued the animal and brought him back; then hitching
the horses to the wagon for the purpose of visiting his brother-in-law,
after which he told his wife that he felt very badly. She helped
him to bed, and he sank and died immediately.
In St. Joseph County, Ind., on the 29th of May, JOHN HOOVER, aged 70 years, 5 months, and 25 days. Funeral sermons preached by the brethren Peter Lehman, Michael Shenk, and Daniel Brenneman, from Rev. 14:13, and 1 Peter 1:3. He was born in Pennsylvania, and formerly lived in Canada and Ohio.
On the 1st of May, 1867, in Augusta Co., Va., of consumption, Bro. MICHAEL GROVE, son of Henry Grove, Dec'd, aged 39 years, 10 months, and 26 days. He was buried at Kindig's grave yard. Funeral sermon was preached by the writer from 1 Thes 4:13-17. He bore his sickness with Christian resignation, was a faithful member of the church, and much beloved and respected by all who knew him. JACOB HILDEBRAND.
On the 26th of April, in Allen Co., Ohio, of typhus fever,
CATHERINE, daughter of Abraham and Mary Anna STEINER,
aged 9 years, 11 months, and 26 days. She was buried on the 28th.
Funeral sermon was preached by the writer from Matt. 24:42-44.
On the 18th of May, in the same County, of typhus fever, ELIZABETH,
daughter of Henry and Elizabeth SHENK, aged 22 years, 10
months, and 5 days. She was buried on the 20th. On this occasion
a funeral sermon was preached by the writer from Isaiah 38:1-5.
On the 10th of May, in Bucks Co., Pa., JACOB MEYERS, aged 55 years and 4 months. He was buried on the 12th, at Deep Run Meetinghouse. Funeral discourses were delivered by J. Gross, I. Myers, and the writer.
On the 17th of May, in the same county, EDWIN M. S. ANGENY, aged 1 year, 9 months, and 9 days. Buried at Tohicken Church.
On the 25th of April, in Plumstead Township, Bucks County, Pa., BARBARA, wife of Henry LANDIS, aged 70 years, 9 months, and 28 days. She was buried on the 28th. Funeral sermon was preached by J. Gross and the writer from Phil. 1:23. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church, and died with the hope of a blessed immortality.
On the 16th of April, of scarlet fever, JACOB, only son of Peter and Elizabeth LEAR, aged 15 years, 11 months, and 17 days. He was buried on Good Friday, at Plumstead Meetinghouse. Funeral sermons by the writer from John 16:16-22, and by J. Moyer from Matt. 26:38.
On the 21st of March, of consumption, WILLIAM, son of
William and Barbara MEYERS, aged 20 years, 6 months, and
17 days. Funeral sermons by G. Rosenberger and the writer.
On the 7th of December, 1866, near Winesburg, Holmes County, Ohio, of chronic disease, ELIZABETH, widow of Dea. Andrew MUMAW, aged 80 years, 11 months, and 16 days. She was buried on the 9th. Funeral discourses were delivered by Henry Martin and John Beidler from 2 Tim. 4:6-8.
In Elkhart Co., Ind., on the 22nd of May, after an illness of only fourteen hours, MAGDALENA, wife of David KRIEDER, aged 54 years, 4 months, and 3 days. She was buried at Shaum's Meeting-House. Funeral discourse delivered by Daniel Brundage and Daniel Brenneman.
On the 2nd of May, 1867, in Haw Patch, Lagrange Co., Ind., TRELLA ANN, Daughter of Christopher C. and Rebecca GREENAWALT, aged 1 year, 2 months, and 26 days. The mother having built a fire and gone out to milk soon after was alarmed by hearing the other child scream. She hastened to the house and found the child so burnt that it lived only several hours afterwards. Funeral discourses were delivered by Isaac Schmucker and Jacob Burkey. D. W. H.
On the 5th of May, in Paint Township, Wayne Co., Ohio, CATHARINE,
daughter Joshua and Anna BOEGLY, aged 8 months and 23 days.
She was buried on the 7th at the Sonnenberg Meeting-house. Funeral
sermons were preached by the brethren Henry Martin and Henry Kilmer.
Text, Rom. 8:17.
On the 11th of May, in Frankfort Township, Cumberland Co., Pa., Bro. BENJAMIN LEHMAN, aged 73 years and 17 days. Funeral sermons were preached by the brethren Abm. Burkhardt and Joseph Bomberger from 2 Tim. 4:7, 8.
S. M. BURKHOLDER.
On the 16th of February, in Conemaugh township, Somerset Co., Pa., NANCY, wife of Joseph SCHANS, aged 67 years, 5 months and 18 days, Funeral sermon was preached by Moses B. Miller. She was a member of the Omish Mennonite Church.
On the 12th of April, in Paint Township, Somerset Co., Pa.,
in the house of his brother-in-law Henry Faust, of consumption,
Bro. SAMUEL LEWENSTEIN, aged 69 years, 9 months
and 13 days. He was buried on the 14th. A large circle of friends
and relatives mourn his departure; yet do they not mourn as those
having no hope. Funeral sermons by Jacob Blauch, Samuel Blauch,
and the writer, from 2 Cor. 5:1.
On the 6th of May, 1867, in Woodford Co., Ill., of consumption,
ANDREW FARNEY, aged 34 years. He was buried on the 8th
at Farnisville burying-ground, upon which occasion a sermon was
preached by the writer from the 17th chapter of John. Andrew Farney
went to California when he was 17 years old, where he remained
fourteen years, after which he returned home and lived with his
parents. He resolved to unite with the church of Christ this summer,
but death came and called him hence before he accomplished his
determination. Delay not, young friends, to come to Christ while
he is yet to be found.
On the 5th of May, in Manor Township, Lancaster County, Pa.,
of old age, Bro. JOHN NEWCOMER, aged 97 years and 6 months.
He was buried on the 7th, in the family graveyard. Many friends
and relatives were present. A funeral sermon was preached by Abraham
Witmer, Christian Herr, and Benjamin Herr, from Rev. 21:6, 7.
He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church.
On the 2nd of May, in West Township, Columbiana Co., Ohio,
of dropsy MARTIN HENRY, aged 85 years, 3 months and three
days. He was a faithful brother in the Mennonite Church. His remains
were conveyed to the grave on the 5th. Funeral discourses were
delivered by Jacob Newcomer and the writer from Jn. 5:25-26, and
On the 23rd of April, in Berlin, Waterloo Co., C. W., widow MARY CLEMENS, aged 46 years, 4 months, and some days. Her maiden name was Cressman. She was buried on the 26th, at Christian Eby's burying-ground. Funeral sermons were delivered by Bish. Joseph Hegy from Jn. 11:25,26, and Moses Bowman from Jn. 5:24-30. She was a member of the Mennonite Church.
On the 26th of April, in Waterloo Township, two sons of Abraham B. CLEMMER, aged 16 years and 7 months, and 14 years and 7 days respectively. They were engaged in hauling stone, and, driving through marshy ground where the wheels of the wagon turned up wild parsnips. The younger took up some of the roots, and ate them, and also induced his brother to eat some; and in an hour and a half they were both dead, having been poisoned thereby. They were buried on the 28th. A large concourse of people were present, so that there was not room for them in the house. The funeral sermons were, therefore, delivered by Joseph Hegy and John Bear in the grave yard.
Transcriber's note: (See also, August, 1867 for another report of this incident.)
On the 31st of March, in Elkhart Co., Ind., SAMUEL WALTER,
aged 73 years, 6 months, and 6 days. He was buried on the 2nd
of April. Funeral sermon was preached by Jacob Bukrey (sic) from
John 5:24-29, and Jonas D. Troyer. He was a member of the Omish
Mennonite Church, and during his protracted illness he waited
with patience for the time of the Lord's coming.
J. D. F.
ANNA KEECHLE died on the 25th of April, after an illness
of twelve days. She was confined to her bed ten days. She was
buried on the 26th in the new Mennonite grave yard in Clark Co.,
Ohio, where many stood around her grave to see her body laid down
into the earth. Her age was 29 years and 24 days. Funeral sermon
was preached by John Harnish from 1 Pet. 1:24.
I visited her during her sickness. She did not complain of any pain, and said, she would not die. She also told me she had not prayed yet, and did not feel like praying. The last few days, her mind was confused. This is a solemn warning to all who live unconcerned about their souls in this world while in good health. When sickness comes, who knows how long the mind may remain rational? Anna said, "If I get well, I will lead a better life." But alas! she is dead and gone to try the realities of another world, to be rewarded according to the deeds done in the body, whether they be good or evil. Young wives and husbands, take warning and prepare for death before it is too late. Oh! how she struggled with death and made attempts to speak, but could not be understood any more.
J. M. GRIEDER.
On the 10th of March, in Elklick Township Somerset Co., Pa.,
ELIZABETH, widow of Jacob FOLK, dec'd, aged 67 years,
1 month and 20 days. She was sick seven weeks, and bore her sickness
with Christian fortitude. On the 12th, her body was laid to rest
in the family grave yard. A funeral discourse was delivered by
the writer, from Rev. 20:6. She was a faithful sister of the Mennonite
Church for many years. We hope our loss is her eternal gain.
H. H. BLAUCH.
On the 22nd of May, in Wilmot, Waterloo Co., C. W.* , Widow
ELIZABETH EBY, aged 79 years, 9 months, and 10 days. She
was buried at Latshaw's Meeting-house, upon which occasion the
brethren Jacob Gehman and Moses Bauman preached appropriate discourses
from 2 Cor., 5:12. She was a sister of the Mennonite Church.
Note: *C.W. is the abbreviation for "Canada West", a term used for a short time for the territory which is present day "Ontario, Canada". ddk
On the 10th of April in Pickering township, Ontario Co., C.
W., about 15 miles from her home, where she was on a visit with
one of her children suddenly, ELIZABETH, widow of Jacob
BERCKY, aged 66 years, 1 month, and 9 days. She was buried
on the 12th, at Weidman's Meeting-house, where funeral discourses
were delivered by C. Risser, J. Weidman, and J. McLaum, from Rev.
14:13. She leaves seven children to mourn their loss. She was
a faithful member of the Mennonite Church, and often lamented
over the decline of Christianity at the present time, and how
pride and contentions prevailed to such an alarming extent.
DANIEL B. HUBER.
On the 26th of May, in Lake Township, Elkhart Co., Ind., JACOB C. MILLER, aged 48 years, 5 months, and 15 days. Funeral sermons were preached by Samuel Yoder and John Ringenberg.
On the 3rd of June, in Union Township, Elkhart Co., Ind., JACOB son of Christian STAHLY, age 21 years and 11 months. Funeral sermons were preached by Abm. Mast, of Ohio, and J. C. Schlabach, of Marshall Co., Indiana.
Transcribed by: Mona M. Mann, Arizona