Herald of Truth - Volume VI, Number 5 - May 1869 - pages 79 & 80
On the 24th of December 1868, in Penn township, Lancaster county, Pa., Brother John Bomberger, aged 65 years, 2 months and 28 days. He was buried on the 27th. Funeral discourses by John Landis, Christian Bomberger and John Brubacher, from 2 Cor. 4: 17. 18.
On the 15th of January, near Richfield, Snyder county, Pa., of the infirmities of old age, Elizabeth, wife of deacon George Zimmerman, aged 66 years and 8 months. She was a sister to preachers John and Jacob Snyder, and a faithful member of the Mennonite church. She was buried at Graybill's burying-ground. We hope she rests in peace.
On the 27th of January, in East Hempfield township, Lancaster county, Pa., Brother John Herr, aged 36 years, 1 month and 16 days. He was buried on the 29th at Petersburg burying-ground. Funeral sermons by C. Bomberger, J. Landis, and C. Herr from Is. 55: 6. 7.
On the 8th of February, in Juniata county, Pa., Susanna, wife of Amos Stauffer, aged 37 years, and 6 months. She was buried at Lost Creek burying-ground. Funeral discourses by Jacob Graybill and W. Kauffman.
On the 14th of February, of consumption, in Bucks county, Pa., Catharine, daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Stauffer, aged 31 years and 7 months.
On the 14th of February, in Owen county, Ind., of consumption, Jacob Craft, aged 25 years, 1 month and 20 days. He was buried on the 15th in Daniel Funk's grave-yard. He desired to be baptized and received into the church, which was done on the day before he died. He bore his sickness with christian resignation. Funeral discourses were delivered by E. Mishler and D. Overholtzer, from 1 Peter 1: 24.
On the 18th of February, in Owen county, Ind. Catharine, daughter of E. and Susanna Mishler, aged 6 years, 1 month and 3 days.
On the 18th of February, in Walker township, Juniata county Pa., of measles, Abel, son David and Eve Auker, aged 23 years and 6 months. Four days before his death, he was baptized and received into the church. Funeral discourses by J. Graybill and Samuel Winey.
On the 1st of March, in Hilltown Bucks county, Pa., Henry Clymer, aged 80 years, 2 months and 1 day.
On the 2nd of March, in Berks county, Pa., Veronica Gehman, aged 71 years, 4 months and 26 days. She was buried at the Allegheny Meeting-house. Text Rom. 14: 8, 9.
On the 4th of March, in Juniata county, Pa., Elizabeth Stauffer, wife of Christian Stauffer deceased, aged 84 years, 10 months and 24 days. Funeral discourses were delivered by J. Graybill and Samuel Gehman, from Heb. 4: 911. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite church for many years.
On the 4th of March, in Penn township, Lancaster county, Pa., Fanny widow of Jacob Eberly dec'd, aged 73 years and 26 days. Funeral discourses by J. Brubaker and C. Bomberger, from Rev. 14: 12.
On the 5th of March, Mary, aged 14 years and 10 months, and on the 11th, John, aged 4 years, both of scarlet fever and both children of Joseph and Magdalena Schertz.
On the 9th of March, in Hickory county, Mo., of consumption, Catharine, wife of Stephen Miller, aged 24 years, 10 months and 14 days. She was sick about a year and finally, when she waw death before her, she desired to be baptized and received into the Church, which was done some three month before she died. Funeral discourses by P. Christner and J. Klopfenstein. Oh! that we might all be able to look forward with joy to the time of our departure and be prepared for death. Let us watch and pray.
On the 11h of March, Bro. Jacob Summey, aged 91 years, 7 months and 14 days. He was buried on the 14th, at Baer's Meeting house. Funeral discourses by S. Bechtel and D. Shantz, from Eph. 3 : 9.
On the 13th of March, near Churchtown, Cumberland county, Pa., Jacob Niessly, Sr., aged 71 years, 4 months and 5 days. The deceased was the last of the family of Christian Niessly, of East Donegal, Lancaster county, Pa., where he was also born. He joined the church in his 23rd year, and in 1832 removed to Cumberland county,. He suffered some three years from a disease in his feet, which gradually became worse until the last nine weeks of his life he was compelled, either to sit in the chair or lay in bed all the time. He suffered great pain at times, but bore it all with christian patience. He died about 8 o,clock in the evening. Funeral discourses by George Rupp and A. Herr, from Heb. 9: 27. 28.
On the 14 March, in Washington county, Md., of the infirmities of old age, Catharine Eby, formerly of Lancaster county, Pa., aged 79 years, 2 month and 28 days. Funeral discourses by M. Horst and Jacob Oberholtzer, from Rev. 14: 12. 13.
On the 11th of March, in Elizabeth township, Lancaster county, Pa., Anna Brubacher, widow of Peter Brubacher, deceased, aged 82 years, 1 month and 11 days. She was buried on the 14th. Funeral discourses by J. Risser, J. Landis and C. Bomberger, from Rev. 14: 13.
On the 15th of March, in the same place, of typhoid fever, of which he suffered 11 days, Peter Brubacher, son of Abraham and Anna Brubacher, aged 16 years 5 months and 2 days. He was buried on the 17th. Funeral discourses were delivered by J. R. Hess, J. Landis and S. Graybill, from Jer. 3: 31. 32.
On the 18th of March, in Clinton township, Lincoln township, Ont., of the infirmities of old age, Peter Crips, aged 94 years, 2 months and 21 days. On the 21st he was buried at Moyer's Meeting-house. He lived in this neighborhood about forty years.
On the 21st of March, in the same neighborhood, of consumption, David Fretz, aged 69 years, 10 month and 4 days. He was buried on the 24th at Moyer's Meeting-house. He was a member of the Mennonite church, over forty years. Funeral discourses by the brethren T. Moyer and A. K. Hunsberger, from 1 Cor. 15: 55. 58.
On the 24th of March, Preacher Daniel Brower, aged 69 years, 11 months and one day. He was a member of the Brethren (Tunker) church, and a faithful minister for over thirty years. A funeral sermon was preached by Isaac Long.
On the 25th of March, in Middle Woodbury, Bedford county, Pa., of dropsy, Jacob Kauffman, aged 74 years, 5 months and one day. He was buried on the 27th. Funeral sermons by F. Rhoads and J. B. Snyder, from Matth. 7: 21 and Jn. 5: 24. He bore his sickness with patience. He became concerned about his soul's salvation and desired to be baptized which also was done.
On the 25th of March, in East Hempfield township, Lancaster county, Pa., Mary, wife of Abraham Rutt, aged 26 years, 10 months and 7 days. She was buried on the 28th at Landisville Meeting-house. Funeral Sermons by C. Lander, C. Herr, and J. N. Brubacher. She leaves a husband and three children.
On the 26th of March, in Allen county, Ohio, of measles, Catharine Lehman, daughter of Sister Margaret Lehman, aged 14 years, 3 months and 14 days. Funeral sermons by C. Culp and George Brenneman.
On the 30th of March, in Bedminster Township, Bucks, county, Pa., Henry Hoffman, aged about 48 years. A funeral discourse was delivered by Abm. F. Moyer.
On the 28th of March, in Wayne county, Ohio, of measles and lung fever, John Lehman, son of Peter C. Lehman. aged 22 years 9 months and and* 15 days. He was buried on the 30th at the Sonnenberg grave yard, when funeral discourses were delivered by Christian Steiner and Chris.tian* Schneck.
On the 1st of April, in Fulton County, Ohio, Lavina wife of Christian Stuckey, aged 26 years. She was a member of the Omish Mennonite church and only seven days previous to her death she was yet in the full enjoyment of health. Let us take heed to the warning of the Prophet, "Set thine house in order for thou shalt die and not live." We mourn our loss, but not as those who have no hope.
On the 2nd of April, in Elkhart county, Ind., of Typhoid fever, Daniel Nusbaum, aged 20 years, 6, months and 23 days. During his sickness,, he sought in earnest prayer the face of the Lord and found him precious unto his soul. He was baptized and received into the church. He leaves a wife and one child to mourn his early departure. Funeral addresses were delivered by A. Hoover and D Brenneman. from Job. 14: 14.
On the 4th of April, in Windsor Township, York county, Pa., after a lingering illness, Susan wife of Christian Hursh, aged 53 years and 21 days. Funeral discourses were delivered by the brethren Frederick Stauffer and Abm. Witmer from 2 Tim. 4: 29. She was a member of the Church and bore her sickness with christian fortitude. She had to sit in her chair, day and night for a number of years, but was fully resigned to the Lords will. We hope she rests in peace, in that land where trouble shall forever cease and where the weary are at rest.
On the 4th of April, in Franconia Township, Montgomery county, Pa., Mary Widow of the late John Clemmer deceased, aged 67 years, 10 months and 13 days.
On the 5th of April, in Clinton Township, Elkhart county, Ind., of typhoid fever, Mary, wife of preacher John Nusbaum, aged 41 years. 3 months and 8 days. She was sick about four weeks. Funeral addresses were delivered by A. Hoover, Levi Weaver, J. M. Brenneman and ---- Kennagy from Matt. 24: 44.
* Transcribers note: as written
Transcribed by Sandra Poulton, Ontario