Herald of Truth, May, 1868, page 79


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Herald of Truth - Volume V, Number 5 - May, 1868, page 79

On the 8th of March, in Richland Cambria County, Pa., a SON of Bro. Tobias WEAER,(sic?) aged 2 years, 7 months, and 13 days. He was buried on the 10th. Funeral sermon y(sic) Samuel Blough.

(transcriber's note: The last name "WEAER" may be "WEAVER", but is indecipherable on the printed page. Also, the "b" on "by" has been left off.)

On the 8th of March, in East Earl Township, Lancaster Co., Pa., Bro. HENRY ZIMMERMAN, aged 81 years, 9 months, and 16 days. Funeral sermons were preached by Tobias Wanner and Geo. Weaver, from Rev. 1:3.

On the 12th of March, at his residence near the Michigan and Indiana state line, of Consumption, JOSEPH KAUFFMAN, aged 63 years, 7 months, and 13 days. The deceased was a preacher of the Gospel for many years in the Omish Mennonite Church, and was beloved by all. Funeral discourses were preached by David Hertzler, from Jn. 5: 24,25, and by Joseph Yoder, from Rev. 14:12, 13. We hope our loss is his eternal gain.

On the 4th of March, in Foreston, Stephenson Co., ILL., of typhoid fever JACOB WISLER, aged 71 years, 11 months, and 26 days. He was sick about eight days. He was a member of the River Brethren Church. Funeral discourses were delivered from Jn. 5:24-30, to a large concourse of people. May his sudden death cause many to reflect upon their end; that they may set their house in order, and care for their immortal souls, so that, when the Lord comes to call us hence, we may be ready to go.

On the 16th of March, in Conemaugh Township, Somerset County Pa., Sister SARAH, wife of Bro. Samuel SAYLOR. She was buried on the 18th, where the aged brethren Jacob and Samuel Blauch delivered funeral discourses.

On the 17th of March, in Paint Township, Somerset County, Pa., David Gorden, aged between 65 and 70 years. He was buried on the 18th in the family grave yard. He leaves a widow and an aged mother to mourn their loss. Funeral sermon by Samuel Blauch.

On the 17th of March, in Conemaugh Tp., Lancaster Co., Pa., Sr. ELIZABETH HORST, aged 57 years, 2 months, and 25 days. Funeral sermons were delivered by Peter Mosser and Geo. Weaver, from Jn. 3: 18.

On the 2lst of March, at Rohrerstown, Lancaster Co., Pa., of consumption, JACOB M. SEITZ, aged 21 years, 7 months, and 28 days. Funeral discourses were delivered by Christian and Amos Herr, and John Landis, from Is.40: 6-8.

On the 22nd, near Lederachsville, Montgomery Co., Pa., BENJAMIN DETWEILER aged 74 years, 9 months, and 39 days. He was, for many years, a deacon in the Salford Mennonite Church, where he was a faithful counselor and labored continually to maintain peace, union, and the fear of God among his people. He was buried at the Salford Meeting-house burying-ground, on the 25th where funeral discourses were delivered by Abel Horning and Jacob Landis. He has gone to his reward. May we all meet him again in that blessed land, where parting and death are known no more.

On the 23rd of March, in Richland Township, Cambria County Pa., of dropsy, Sr. Barbara Weaver, widow of Bro. Levi Weaver. dec'd, aged 29 years, 5 months, and 7 days. She was buried on the 25th where funeral discourses were delivered by Jacob Blauch and Samuel Slough.

On the lst of April, in Davis Co., Iowa, JEREMIAH MILLER, aged 75 years, 9 months, and 5 days. He was a member of the Omish Mennonite Church.

On the 1st of April, in Douglass Township, Montgomery Co., Pa., of pulmonary consumption, CATHARINE, wife of Jacob M. OBERHOLZER, and daughter of Martin and, Anna Fretz, deceased, of Hilltown, Bucks Co., Pa., aged 59 years, 6 months, and 22 days. She was buried on Sunday following, at the Herford Mennonite burying-ground, followed to the grave by a large concourse of relatives and friends, where funeral discourses were delivered by J. H. Oberholtzer and C. Clemer, from Mutt. 5: 24. She leaves a bereaved husband and a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn their loss. She appeared to possess great peace of mind, and was perfectly willing to leave the world, and to try the realities, of eternity. Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord, and we trust her dying was only "Going home."

On the 7th of April, in Beaver Township, Mahoning County, Ohio, HANNAH, wife of John NOLD, aged 64 years, 10 months, and 6 days. She was a consistent member of the Mennonite Church, for many years, and died in the hope of a glorious immortality. She was sick about five weeks, and leaves a bereaved husband. She was buried at Oberholtzer's Meeting-house. Funeral discourses were delivered by Peter Boesenger, J. Bixler, and J. Culp from Rev., 7: 9. Her maiden name was Wisler.

On the 14th of April, at the house of Jonathan King, in Haw Patch, SAMUEL VALENTINE, son of Christian and Elizabeth NAFFZIGER, aged 20 years, 3 months, and 21 days. Funeral discourses were delivered in German by Isaac Schmucker, from Job 14: 1.2, and by Joseph Yoder, from Ps. 103: 15-18, and by Geo. and Peter Long in the English language, from the same. The deceased had been unwell for some time, and came some 20 miles to a physician, to be cured; but death has laid his cold hands upon him, and after an illness of three weeks, he died, as I hope, in Jesus. He bore his afflictions with great patience and fortitude, and on the day of his death, at his own request, was baptized and received into the Omish Mennonite Church. Just before he died he bid a long farewell to his mother and also to his brother, and told his brother to be a good boy and to obey God and his parents. He had a great desire also to see his father and his sisters, but God called him home ere they could reach the place. They came soon after his departure. On the 15th his remains were taken to Pretty Prairie, where his parents live, and on the 16th he was buried. A large concourse of friends and relations assembled to mourn his early departure. The words of the prophet came to my mind, "Set thine house in order, for thou shalt die and not live."

Weep not for me, my parents dear
Since I must go and leave you here;
With Jesus I shall happy be,
0 parents, do not weep for me.

My brothers, do not mourn for me,
In heaven I hope you all to see,
Where parting words are heard no more,
But dwell forever on Canaan's shore.

Dear sisters, do not grieve for me,
While I am in eternity,
But be content and trust in God,
And you'll receive a great reward.

Weep not for me, since 'tis in vain,
In heaven I hope we'll meet again,
Where we can then together be,
Forever in eternity.

Transcribed by Ron Garber, Kansas


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