Herald of Truth - Volume VI, Number 6 - June 1869 - pages 95 & 96
On the 27 of February, in Markham, Ontario, Daughter of Jonas Miller, aged 1 year, 10 months and 10 days. [This was erroneously written Jonas Miller in the April Number.]
On the 1st of March, in Bucks county, Pa., in the church at Line Lexington, Henry Clemmer, aged 80 years, 1 month, and 2 days. He was buried at the Line Lexington burying-place. Funeral sermons were preached by Isaac Rickert, Josiah Clemmer, John Allenbach and Henry Nice. He was a faithful member of the church for a long time and died in the hope of a blessed immortality.
On the 7th of March, in Plumstead township, Bucks county, Pa., of dropsy, Anna, widow of Abraham Oberholtzer, aged 72 years and 8 months. She was buried at Doylestown burying- ground. She was a sister in the church. Text Jn. 10: 11.
In the Sonnenburg church, in Wayne county, Ohio, sister Magdalena, wife of Daniel Moser, aged 29 years, 3 months and 14 days. She leaves a husband and six children to mourn their loss. Funeral discourses were delivered by C. Schneck and Ulrich Sommer.
In the same church, on the 11th of March, after ten day's illness of Lung fever, Elizabeth, wife of Christian U. Gerber, aged 29 years, 10 months and one day. Funeral sermon was preached from Gal. 6: 7-8.
On the 25th of March, in Colebrook dale township, Berks county, Pa., of dropsy, Bro. John Ehst, aged 86 years, 11 months and 13 days. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite church from his youth.
On the 26th of March, in Cass county Mich., of lung fever, Bro. Jacob Kauffman, aged 36 years, 5 months, and 16 days. He was a member of the Omish-Mennonite Church. He leaves a wife and three children.
On the 3d of April, near Marshall, Henry county, Iowa, Anna, wife of Peter Schantz, aged 28 years. Her maiden name was Schmidt. She was buried on the 5th, just one year after she left her parental home. Sermon by B. Eicher from 2 Cor. 5: 1.
On the 3d of April, in Morgan county, Missouri, Joel, son of Peter Lehman, aged 3 months, and 23 days. A funeral discourse by Daniel Brundage.
On the 10th of April, in Morgan county, Missouri, William Alfele, aged 76 years, 1 month and 11 days. He was buried on the 12th. He came from Germany in 1868. Funeral discourses Were* delivered by Daniel Brundage, John Snyder and Christian Krehbil.
On the 28th of April, in the same county, Anna, daughter of John and Mary Singer, aged 4 months and 19 days. Funeral sermons by Daniel Brundage and John Snyder.
On the 3d of May, in the same county, John B. Neischwander aged 11 months, and 8 days. All the above mentioned children who died in Morgan county, Missouri died of Whooping-cough and Measles.
On the 10th of April, in the Sonnenberg church, in Wayne county, Ohio, of lung-fever, Bro. G Jacob Gerber, aged 78 years, 10 months and 11 days. He leaves a wife and five children who need not mourn as those who have no hope.
On the 12th of April, in the same place, of Measles, John Gideon, son of Christian U. and Elizabeth Gerber, aged 7 years, 9 months and 21 days.
On the 18th of April, in the same place, of Measles, sister Anna Falb, daughter of Abraham and Catharine Falb, aged 38 years, 5 months and 10 days.
On the 27th of April, in the same place, of lung-fever, bro Ulrich Gerber, aged 86 years, 5 months and 29 days. He leaves a wife and four children.
On the 27th of April, Markham, York county, Ont., David, son of Jonas Ramer, aged 2 years and 22 days.
On the 29th of April, in the same neighborhood, of influenza, Catharine, daughter of Christian Wideman, aged 2 years and 12 days.
On the 4th of May, in the same family, of rheumatic fever, Mary, aged 8 years, 9 months and 29 days.
On the 3d of May, near Trenton, Henry county, Iowa, Barbara, daughter of Andrew Hauter, who came from France some 20 years ago, aged 36 years and 5 days. Serman* by B. Eicher from 1 Cor. 15: 19.
On the 4th of May, in Clinton Township, Elkhart county, Ind.,
Christiana, Widow of Abm. Hoover, deceased, aged
70 years, 3 months and 5 days. She was buried on the 6th. Appropriate
remarks were made by Henry Miller, John Nusbaum and Levi Weaver,
from 2nd Cor. 5: 1 2. Her disease was dropsy. She suffered much.
She sat in her chair most of the time for eight weeks. - She was
fully resigned to the will of the Lord and waited patiently for
the time of her departure with the best hopes of meeting her Savior
in that glorious home where sickness, sorrow and pain shall never
enter. She was a Member of the Mennonite church for many years.
"'Tis finished, the conflict is past.
The months of affliction are o'er.
The days and the nights of distress;
We see her in anguish no more,
She has gained that happy release."
On the 8th of May, in Elkhart county, Ind., very suddenly, of fits, Hannah Holdeman, aged 18 years, 5 months and 22 days. When taken ill so suddenly she became alarmed for the safety of her soul and sent for a minister to whom she acknowledged her sins, and manifested a perfect abhorrence to pride and the vain fashions in which she unfortunately had been led to indulge. She requested her mother to remove the vain trimmings and needless ornaments from her clothing. She also requested to be baptized, but died before it could be accomplished. Youthful reader, are you yet in your sins and heedlessly following the vain things of the world in which your carnal mind delights to indulge? If so take warning and remember that death may overtake at any time.
On the 8th of May, in La Grange county, Indiana, Peter Plank, aged 68 years, 6 months and 13 days. He was a brother in the Omish Mennonite church. For nearly ten years he did not enjoy a full nights rest. Funeral discourses by Christian and David Miller.
On the 8th of May, in Rockingham county, Virginia, of a chronic disease, Christian Burkholder, aged 62 years. He was buried at Singer's Glen. Funeral services by Christian Brunk and Samuel Coffman from 2 Kings 20: 1. He was sick about 36 hours and suffered extreme pain. Although in moderate health, he felt that his end was not far distant for some time before he took sick. On the 5th of the month he left home on business. On the morning of the 7th he rose eaaly* and went to the stable, and when he had been gone some time they went in search of him, and found him not able to get to the house. He was taken in and properly cared for by a friend. None of his family or relatives were with him to soothe his dying hour. He was a consistent member of the church for a number of years, a kind husband and a benefactor. Having no children of his own, he was kind to the orphans, bade them welcome to his home, and cared for them as becometh a christian. Peace to his slumbers.
On the 8th of May, in Perry township, Noble county, Ind., after a lingering illness of consumption, Levi, son of Pre. Isaac and sister Sarah Schmucker, aged 23 years, 4 months and 28 days. Funeral sermons were delivered by Jacob Berkey, from Rev. 14: 11-13, in English, and by Levi Weaver, and Joseph Yoder in German.
On the 12th of May, in Pequea township, Lancaster county, Pa., Charlotte Brenneman, widow of John Brenneman, aged 80 years, 1 month and 22 days. She was buried on the 15th. Funeral discourses by Christian Herr and Joseph Burkholder.
On the 12 of May, in Rockingham county, Virginia, after a lingering illness, John G. Heatwole, aged 53 years. Funeral services by Daniel Showalter from Phil. 1: 21, and Samuel Coffman from 1 Cor. 15: 21. He was a member of the Mennonite Church for a good many years. He expressed his willingness to die, and said he longed to go and be with the Savior, and breathed away his last moments in peace. He leaves a widow and five children.
On the 14th of May, in Heidelbergh township, York county, Pa., Minerva, daughter of Henry and Sarah Jones, aged 28 days.
On the 17th of May, in Rockingham county, Va., Sarah, wife of Robert Deputy, aged 32 years, 5 months and 14 days. She was buried in the Dry River grave-yard. She was a member of the Mennonite church and died in the hope of future happiness. Funeral discourses by Daniel Heatwole and Samuel Coffman, from 2 Cor. 4: 17-18. She leaves a husband and three children.
On the 18th of May, near Ligonier, Noble county, Ind., after a lingering illness of consumption, Benjamin, son of Samuel and Sarah Yoder, aged 21 years, 6 months and 10 days. Funeral discourses were delivered by Isaac Schmucker and Jacob Berkey from John 5: 24.
On the 20th of May, in Elkhart county, Ind., of disease in the throat, John J. Long, aged 30 years, 3 months and 17 days. He leaves a wife and two children to mourn his early departure, though they need not mourn as those who have no hope. He told his family shortly before he died, "God has made me well." He was buried on the 22nd at Shaum's Meeting-house. Text, Luke 12: 40.
On the 23d of May, in Wakarusa, Elkhart county, Ind., Henry Monroe, son of Andrew and Virginia Wise, aged 1 year, 5 months and 8 days.
On the 25th of May, in Branch county, Mich., of consumption, sister Eliza, wife of Tobias Kreider, aged 46 years, 6 months and 3 days. She leaves a husband and six children. Evidently their loss is her eternal gain. By her mild and gentle deportment she won the esteem of all who knew her. Funeral sermon by A. Friesner and D. Brenneman, from 2 Tim. 4: 6-8.
Fanny Tinsman was born April 6th 1783, died at the house of Pre. Jacob Culp, in Beaver township, Mahoning county, Ohio, on the 27th of May, 1869, aged 86 years, 1 month and 21 days. Funeral services were conducted by Jacob Smith and Joseph Bixler from Dan. 12, and part of the 1st and 2nd verses. She was confined to her bed for about five weeks. She retained the use of her mind unto the last and manifested a strong hope of acceptance with her Savior, and also said that soon she should wear the white robe of Christ with Palms of victory in her hand. She was a consistent member of the Mennonite church many years.
* Transcriber's note: as written
Transcribed by Sandra Poulton, Ontario