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November, 1868, page 174, 175
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Herald of Truth - Volume V, Number 11 - November, 1868, page 174, 175
On the 25th of July, 1868, in Stark County Ohio, of Dropsy, MAGDALENA M. LAUGHLIN, aged 77 years, 5 months and 24 days. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church, and was buried at the Mennonite burying-ground, near Canton, where a large concourse of relations and friends followed her to her last resting place. Funeral discourses were delivered by Jacob Smith and Henry Walter.
On the 6th of September, in Beaver township, Mahoning county, Ohio, SALINDA ETTA, youngest child of Samuel and Susanna Moyer, aged 1 year and 13 days.
On the 7th of September, in Hernville, Johnstown borough, Cambria county, Pa., LEVI C. BLOUGH, aged 28 years, 6 months and 26 days. He was buried on the 9th, at Chr. Lehman's burying-ground, where funeral sermons were delivered by Abm. Stutzman, Hiram Musselman and Jacob Holsopple. The deceased left his family on the 27th, of August, in good health, and went to his work, at the rolling mills in Johnstown, where while engaged in coupling an engine and truck, he was crushed between them, and injured in the lower part of his body. He was brought home and suffered great pain until death relieved him.
On the 7th of September, in East Hempfield township, Lancaster county; Pa., SAMUEL NISSLY, aged 76 years, 2 months and 14 days. Some four or five years ago, he fell and dislocated his hip, from which he suffered more or less ever since, and finally grew weaker in body, and at last fell asleep. We hope he has gone to a world where sufferings and sorrows are unknown. Funeral sermons were delivered by Jacob Brubacher and others, from Job 14: 14.
On the 7th of September, near Leitersburgh, Washington county,
Md. after a severe illness of about twelve days duration, JACOB
MILLER, aged 71 years, 1 month and 21 days.
He was a consistent and faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years, and died as he lived, a devoted Christian, and a firm believer in God's word.
His health had been delicate for about seven months before his last illness, through which period, he always evinced great resignation.
Often during his last illness, and when suffering the greatest agony, did he exclaim, "Jesus died too; and suffered more than I do; I long to be with him; 0, that my end was here; but God's will be done."
He was perfectly rational to the last; even when in the agonies of death, he expressed the hope of a blissful immortality, and believing that he would be among that multitude, whom no man could number, and who surround the throne of God, praising him continually, he fell asleep in Jesus.
Fell asleep in Jesus, on Sunday, the 20th of September, in
Oley township, Berks county, Pa., of old age, DANIEL BERTOLET,
aged 87 years, 3 months and 11 days. Sixty years ago he obtained
peace with God through the atoning blood of Jesus, and remained
steadfast in the service of God to his end. From the time of his
conversion, his home was a home for the servant of God. On the
succeeding Thursday, he was buried in the burying-ground, adjoining
the meeting house, built by himself, near his residence. A large
concourse of friends and relatives followed him to his grave.
Funeral discourses were delivered by Bro. Lebold and William Gehman,
from the words of Paul, "For me to live is Christ and to
gain. Phil. 1: 21. Father Bertolet was always opposed to any display pomp or grandeur at funeral, and forty-two years ago had written into his diary the following verses:
Gar einfach sollt ihr mich begraben,
Ich will die Pracht der welt nicht haben,
Ich bin nur Erd' and geh' zur Erd';
Wann ich dann nur begraben werd.
"Weg dann mit allem Leich-gepraenge,
Sammt leerem Plappern und Gesaenge:
Legt mich nur stille in die Erd,'
Ich wuench nur dasz ich selig werd.
"Es soll niemand sich erkuehuen,
Mich Armer nach dem Tod zu ruhmun;
Dieweil mein ganzes Leben war,
Sehr voll Fehler immerdar.
"Zwei Freunde oder gute Leuten -
Die koennen mir ein grab bereiten
Und Vieren tragen mich dazu
Und decken mich mit Erde Zu."
On the 22nd of September, in McLean county, Illinois, of liver complaint, JOEL STAEHLE, aged 33 years, 8 months and 15 days. He came from Switzerland four years ago. He was of a weakly constitution and on this account learned clock-making. He was a member of the Amish Mennonite church. Funeral discourse was preached by Joseph Stuckey, from 2 Cor. 5.
On the 28th of September, at her residence in Hatfield township, Montgomery county, Pa., FANNY, wife of JOHN FRICK, aged 55 years, 3 months and 25 days. She was sick only four days. The last day of her life here below her mind was wandering to the heavenly land, where Jesus dwells. Her prayers and conversation were continually him and of him who alone can comfort and cheer us in the dying hour. She was buried on the 1st of October, on which occasion, a large concourse of relations and friends were present. Funeral discourses were delivered by Pre. Loux and Pre. Nice. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for a number of years. She leaves a husband and seven children to mourn their loss, but they have great reason to believe that their loss is her eternal gain.
On the 30th of September, in McLean county, Illinois, ______, son of Joseph and Jacobina Augspurger, aged 6 months and 8 days. A funeral sermon was preached by Jonathan Yoder, from Mark 10: 13, and from 1 Thess. 4: 13.
On the 4th of October, in Mottville township, St. Joseph county, Mich., of dropsy, MAGDALENA, wife of Abm. HARTZLER, aged 63 years, 1 month and 21 days. She was buried in widow Yoder's graveyard. Funeral discourse was delivered from 2 Tim. 4:7. She was waiting for her release from the earth for more than a year. She bore her affliction with patience, and we hope all is bright around her, yea, that she is happy in the world of joy and love, where if we are faithful, we shall meet her again.
On the 5th of October, in West township, Columbiana county, Ohio. o(sic) disease of the heart, ELIZABETH wife of Pre. Jacob, NEWCOMER, aged 75 years and 25 days. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. She was buried in the family grave yard, where a large concourse of friends and relations followed her to her last resting place.
On the 10th of October, in Harleysville, Montgomery county,
Pa., of typhus fever, ABM. L. SHUTTER, aged 27 years, 6
months and 5 days. Buried at Rockhill. Funeral sermons by Isaac
Clemmer, John Allebach and S. Bower.
On the 14th of October, in McLean county, Illinois, of old age, Andrew Ropp, in the 92nd year of his age. His memory was good and he was rational to the last. He has seven children living, all of whom were present except one, who was on a journey at the time. He had 82 children, grand-children and great grand-children, who are still living, and 20 which have died. A large concourse of people were present at the funeral, and a discourse appropriate to the occasion was delivered by Pre. Joseph Stuckey, from Rev. 21. He was a member of the Omish Mennonite Church.
On the 17th of October, in West Hempfield township, Lancaster county, Pa., of cancer in the stomach, ELIZABETH BAR, a sister in the faith, aged 45 years, 9 mouths and 16 days. She suffered much at times, but death has relieved her, and we hope she has gone to join the company of the saints above, which is far better. Funeral sermon by Peter Nissley and others. Text, Rev. 7: 16-17.
On the 21st of October, in Elkhart county, Ind., of bilious fever, MOSES LANDIS, son of Christian Landis, aged 25 years, 11 months, and 25 days. He had been sick for some time, but during the early stages of the disease he made application to be baptized and was received into the church, but not being able to be present on the day appointed for the baptism of other applicants, he was afterwards baptized by Bro. Moyer at his home, and we hope it is well with him. Funeral Sermon was delivered by Bro. John Snyder, from Jn. 5: 24.
On the 24th of October, in Lancaster county, Pa., of typhoid fever, MARTIN, son of Jacob ZIMMERMAN, aged 18 years, 1 month and 5 days. His mortal remains were removed to their final resting place on the 23rd, at the Reading Road meeting-house. Funeral discourses were delivered by Pres. John Landis, Hostettler and Witmer. Though the deceased was a young man, and in the full vigor and strength of youthful manhood, yet was he old enough to die, and his mortal remains are now sleeping in the silent tomb, and his soul, as we hope, dwells with Jesus forevermore. Our hearts are deeply wounded, indeed, but my dear friends let us not be discouraged, but bear with patience this severe affliction. Peace to his ashes.
On the 24th of October, in Lancaster township, Lancaster county, Pa., of rheumatism, BARBARA HOOVER, aged 70 years, 11 months and 24 days. She was buried at Shaum's meeting-house. Funeral discourses were delivered by the brethren D. Brundage and J. Weaver.
On the 28th of October, in Branch county, Michigan, ANNA, daughter of Samuel and Christiana HARTMAN, aged 1 year, 3 months and 4 days. She was buried on the 30th. Funeral discourses were delivered by A. Fresner, from Rom. 8: 28, and C. D. Beary from 2 Sam. 12: 23.
On the 2nd of November, in West Lampeter township, Lancaster
Pa., of diarrhoee(sic), ELIZABETH NOLT, aged 64 years, 7 months, and 10 days
She was a member of the Mennonite Church She had been ailing for over two years. Funeral sermons were preached by Christian Nissley, Jacob Brubaker and John Landis.
On the 5th of November, near Bluffton, Allen county, Ohio, after an illness of eleven days, with typhoid fever, SARAH THUT, daughter of Pre. John Thut, deceased, aged 14 years, 9 months and 10 days. She was buried on the 6th at the Mennonite grave-yard in that vicinity. Funeral sermons ware preached by the brethren J. Moser and J M. Brenneman.
Ah! youth, beware, and do prepare
To meet the monster Death;
For he may come while you are young
And steal away your breath.
When you unto your frolics go,
Remember that I say,
In a short time, though in your prime,
You may be called, away.
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 in view,
Prepare to follow me.
On the 12th of Nov., in Elkhart county, Ind., of typhoid fever, CATHARINE EYMAN, daughter of Henry Eyman, aged 11 years, 5 months and 4 days. Funeral sermons were preached by J. M. Christophel and Daniel Brenneman, from Job 14: 1-10.
On the 12th of Nov., in Elkhart county, Ind., of consumption,
CATHARINE wife of Christian PLETCHER, aged 27 years,
8 months and 15 days. Funeral discourses were delivered by ____
Fisher and Daniel Brenneman, from Eccl. 7:1-3.
Transcribed by Ron Garber, Kansas
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