HERALD OF TRUTH - Volume IV, Number 7 - July 1867, Page 112
On the 30th of May, in Londonderry Township, Dauphin County, Pa., JACOB LEHMAN, aged 73 years, 7 months, and 25 days. He was a brother in the Mennonite church more than forty years. He was buried on the 1st of June. Funeral services were conducted by John Risser, Peter Ebersole, Daniel Schop, John Stauffer, and John Strickler, from 2 Cor. 4:16-18.
On the 9th of June, in Elkhart Co., Ind., of consumption, ENOS BUZZARD, age 26 years, 11 months, and 16 days. Funeral sermon was preached by the brethren Daniel Brundage and Daniel Brenneman.
On the 19th of June in Plane Township, Wayne County, Ohio,
ELIZABETH OBERHOLTZER, aged 81 years, 3 months,
and 6 days. She was buried on the 21st, at Reedsburgh burying-ground.
Funeral discourses were preached by Preacher Helwig in English
and by Peter Troxel in German from 1 Thess. 4:3,4. During the
last few weeks of her life, she slept a great part of her time,
and expressed the desire that she might close her eyes in sleep
and wake no more. God heard her prayer, and she calmly fell asleep,
without any apparent sickness or suffering.
On the 7th of June, 1867, near Campbellstown, Lebanon Co.,
Pa., wife of John EBERSOLE, aged 51 years, 7 months, and
25 days. Sermons were preached by John Strickler and Dohner from
Phil. 1:21. "For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain."
She was a member of the Mennonite Church. She bore her bodily
afflictions with great patience, and repeatedly remarked that
she was waiting for the coming of the Master, prepared and willing
to depart. Her departure seems to be a great loss to her friends.
They mourn their loss; but they mourn not as those who have no
hope; for they have reason to believe that their loss is her eternal
gain, and that she is now enjoying the reward of the blessed.
"Dear mother, thou hast left us,
Here thy loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God that hath bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal."
Just as we are ready to go to press, the MOUNT JOY HERALD brings us the sad intelligence, that our much beloved friend, Bro. CHRISTIAN K. NISSLEY, son of Pre. Peter Nissley, of East Donegal Township, Lancaster Co., Pa., died after a short illness on the 26th of June, at the age of about 25 years. We deeply deplore his early departure, and our hearts are filled with sadness to think that we shall meet him no more amid the scenes of toil and care here below; but we mourn not as those who have no hope; for there where sadness, and sin, and death, and sorrow, and mourning, can never come, we hope to meet again.
Transcribed by: Mona M. Mann