HERALD OF TRUTH - Volume VII, Number 8 - August, 1870, pages 126, 127
[In the death notice of John Royer, in the June No., instead of Eli Miller, read Elias Mishler, and for Daniel Oberholtzer, read David Oberholtzer.]
On the 2nd of June, in Nicholson township, Fayette Co., Pa.,
BARBARA, wife of Josiah BAER and daughter of Bishop
Nicholas Johnson, aged 40 years, 2 months and 2 days. She leaves
a husband and seven children, of which the two youngest were twin
daughters, only a few days old, which she named Magdalena and
Mary before she died. Her brothers and sisters and friends
stood round her bedside weeping, but she told them not to weep
for her, and urged them to fill her place in the church of which
she was a member for some time. Funeral services were conducted
by Joseph Y. Cover from Rom.
Her infants died, the one on the 1st, the other on the 2nd of July, and were buried on the 3rd. Funeral sermons by David Johnson, from 1 Cor. 15, from the 45th verse to the end of the chapter.
On the 12th day of June, in Clay Co., Ind., of Erysipelas, WILLIAM MARKLEY, aged 40 years, 4 months and two days. He was buried on the 14th at the Mennonite Meeting-house in Owen Co., Ind., on which occasion funeral discourses were delivered by Elias Mishler and David Oberholtzer. Text from _____24:42. He leaves a widow and six children to mourn their loss. He was sick only a week. GEORGE FUNK.
On the 7th of July, in Union township Mifflin Co., Pa., CHRISTIAN HARTZLER, aged 77 years, 2 months and 8 days. He was buried on the 11th, on which occasion a funeral discourse was delivered by Samuel Yoder, from John 5:23, 24. He remained firm in his faith unto his end, frequently during his sickness, expressing a desire to depart, and be with him in whom he put his trust.
On the 12th of May, in Union township, Mifflin Co., Pa., DAVID ZOOK, aged 81 years, 8 months and 7 days. He was buried on the 14th of May, on which occasion a large concourse of people were present. Funeral discourses were delivered by David J. Zook and Samuel Yoder, from Rev. 14:12, 13. The deceased had been from his youth up a faithful church member. He was a man of considerable talent, and esteemed among all classes as an honest and energetic Christian. C. F. DETWEILER.
On the 20th of July, in Haw Patch, Lagrange county, Indiana, SAMUEL, son of Jonas and Salome SCHMUCKER, aged 5 years, 2 months and 19 days. He was buried on the 22nd. A funeral discourse was delivered by David Hartzler from Mark 10:13, 16 and by John F. Funk from Ps. 103:15, 17.
On the 18th of June, in Woolwich township, Waterloo Co., Ont., MICHAEL BRUBACHER, aged 27 years, 9 months and 18 days. He struck his foot against a splinter, which penetrated the flesh between the large and second toes. He drew out the splinter and the wound healed. In ten days however he felt pains in his back and other parts of the body. He went to see a physician to whom the case seemed singular and he called other physicians, and the foot was opened and another piece of splinter was found and taken out. But the pains continued to increase, his mouth and all the limbs of the body became stiff and death put an end to his suffering. He leaves his mourning friends the comfort that their loss is his eternal gain. He leaves a widow and one child. He was a member of the Mennonite church. He was buried on the 20th at Conestoga where Lewis Koch and A. B. Martin preached funeral discourses, to a large concourse of people.
On the 30th of June, in Logan county, Ohio, of a protracted illness of dropsy of the heart, MARTHA YODER, widow of John C. Yoder deceased, aged 67 years, 5 months and 14 days. Her maiden name was Holbein. She was a member of the Omish Mennonite church, acquainted with many and beloved by all who knew her. She was a widow over 21 years, after which it pleased God to take her from the sorrows and troubles of earth. She was the mother of 11 children and 28 grand-children. Six of her children are still living. Six of her children are still living. Sixtythree days ago she looked for the last time upon her eldest daughter, LYDIA KAUFFMAN (see last No. of the Herald of Truth). She was buried on the 2nd of July, where a large concourse of friends and relatives were present. Funeral discourses were delivered by Joseph Kauffman in the English language, and by the writer in German from Job 17:1. We hope our loss is her eternal gain.
On the 23rd of July, in Logan county, Ohio, FARONICA, wife
of Solomon BEILER, aged 29 years and 3 months. She died
very suddenly. Only 30 minutes previous she was about the house
yet. The day previous she had gone with her husband to town. She
leaves a husband and six children, the youngest is not over 3
months old. She was feeble but not seriously ill. She was a member
of the Omish Mennonite church and beloved by all. We hope our
loss is her eternal gain. She was buried on the 24th where a large
concourse of friends and relatives were present. Funeral discourses
were delivered by the writer in German, and by Joseph Kauffman
in English from Rev. 14:13.
JOHN P. KINIG.
On the 2nd of May, in Ontario county, Ontario, after an illness
of a few hours duration, MARY, wife of Abraham HUBER,
aged 41 years, 7 months and 14 days. She was buried at Weidman's
burying-ground, where funeral discourses were delivered by J.
Stuckey and ____ Tehtson. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite
church. Her sudden death should remind us all that we are mortal
and know not how soon we too must meet death.
DANIEL B. HUBER.
On the 25th of June, in Ashland county, Ohio, the aged and beloved brother in the Lord, JACOB GARDNER, aged 90 years and 5 months. The following day he was buried, upon which occasion funeral discourses were delivered in both the English and German languages, from Rev. 14:13. He was a faithful brother in the church of God and highly respected by all who knew him. J. H.
On the 5th of May, near New Haven, Allen county Ind., after an illness of 8 days, MICHAEL RODEGAP, aged 80 years, 3 months and 5 days. A funeral discourse was preached on the 3rd of July, by J. M. Brenneman of Allen Co., Ohio, from John 5:24-29.
On the 2nd of June, in Hilltown, Bucks county, Pa., ANNA KOLB, aged 87 years, 2 months and 29 days. She was buried at Perquaesee meetinghouse where funeral discourses were delivered by John Allebach and Isaac Moyer.
In the same neighborhood, on the 11th of July, CATHERINE, wife of Thomas PROCTOR, deceased, aged 77 years. She was buried at Perquesee Meeting-house where preachers Yerrick, Isaac Moyer and Isaac Oberholtzer delivered addresses.
On the 29th of June, in Elkhart county, Ind., DAVID WEAVER,
son of Pre. John and Mary Weaver, aged 20th years, 3 months
and 4 days. His death was caused by being kicked on the abdomen
by a horse, by which he was so severely injured that he died in
great pain in 6 hours afterwards. He was buried at Yellow Creek
the following day, where a large concourse of people followed
him to the grave, on which occasion Jacob Wisler and Christian
Bare breached (sic) funeral discourses. Peace be to his ashes.
Our moments fly apace,
Our feeble powers decay;
Swift as a flood our hasty days
Are sweeping us away.
On the 20th of July, in Mount Joy township, Lancaster county,
Pa., of cancer in the hand, Brother JOHN RISSER, aged 82
years, 8 months and 26 days. He was buried on the 23rd in the
family graveyard followed by a large concourse of friends and
He has been a minister in the Mennonite church over fifty years.
On the 2nd of July, in Wellesley township, Waterloo county, Ontario, John C. Bricker's teams were engaged in hauling brick, and as they passed the house, a little boy climbed on the hindmost wagon. A little girl aged 4 years, 10 months and 3 days followed and fell under the wheel, which passed over her head. She arose and stood up again, but died in a few minutes. She was buried on the 4th at Martin's burying-ground. A. B. Martin and Moses Erb preached discourses appropriate to the occasion.
Transcribed by James Yoder, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada.