Herald of Truth - Volume VIII, Number 3 - March 1871, page 46, 47
Fretz. - On the 19th of January, in Bedmister township, Bucks county, Pa., SUSANNA FRETZ, daughter of Aaron and Anna Fretz, aged 10 years, 4 months and 2 days. Buried at Deep Run. Text, Matthew 5:6.
Nash. - On the 13th of January, in Plumstead, Bucks county, Pa., MARIETTA NASH, daughter of Samuel Nash, aged 20 years, 2 months and 24 days. She was buried at Plumstead Meeting house. Her disease was melancholy and consumption. She went to rest calmly.
High. - In the same county, MARY HIGH, widow of Philip High; she died on the 19th and was buried at Perquesee on the 21st, where a large concourse of friends were present.
Martin. - On the 29th of December, 1870, at the residence of his son, Moses Martin, in Clarence Centre, Erie county, N. Y., ABRAHAM MARTIN, aged 76 years, 9 months and 10 days. Buried on New Year's day, in the Mennonite burying-ground in this place. Text, Rev. 22:13. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite church for many years. A few days previous to his death he desired to partake of the sacrament of the Lord's Supper and observe feet-washing, which he also did. He removed to this place from Lancaster county, Pa., in 1832.
Cressman. - On the 14th of January, in Blenheim township, Oxford county, Ontario, HANNAH, wife of Henry CRESSMAN, aged 20 years and 28 days. Buried at Blenheim burying-ground.
Baer. - On the 26th of January, in York county, Pa., near Hanover, DANIEL BAER, aged 68 years, 3 months and 16 days. He was in ill health for some time. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. Buried at Baer's burying-ground. Text, Rev., 2:10.
Dieffenbach. - On the 26th of January, in David county, Iowa, FREDERICK DIEFFENBACH, aged 32 years, 9 months, and 15 days. He was sick only 7 days. He bore his extreme suffering with great patience. With the most intense desire he departed this life, singing praises to God. He leaves a wife and four children. Text, I Cor. 15:55 - 58.
Moyer. - On the 2nd of January, in Bucks county, Pa., SARAH ELLEN MOYER, aged 22 years, 2 months and 8 days. Buried at Deep Run.
Schott. - On the 31st of January, in Montgomery county, Pa., MARY, wife of Jacob SCHOTT, aged 74 years, 4 months and 17 days. Buried at Salford Mennonite Meeting-house.
Trimby. - On the same day, in Bucks county, Pa., CATHERINE TRIMBY, aged 60 years. Buried on the 3rd of February, at the Hilltown Baptist Church. A short time before she died she was baptized and received into the church.
Moyer. - On the 11th of February, in the same county, suddenly, Bro. MARTIN MOYER, aged 61 years and 4 months. He had not been well for some time, but not dangerously ill. His wife got up during the night and touching him, thought he did not feel natural; she then quickly looked at him just as he was breathing his last.
Landis. - On the 14th of January, in Perkiomen township, Montgomery county, Pa., of palsy and old age, MARY LANDIS, widow of Pre. Elias Landis, deceased, aged 76 years, 10 months and 20 days. Buried at Providence Meeting-house. Text, 2 Tim. 4:4 - 8.
Umsted. - On the 13th of January, in Upper Providence township, in the same county, ANNA, wife of Pre. John H. UMSTED, aged 73 years.
Bomberger. - On the 4th of February, in Cumberland county, Pa., of the infirmities of old age, Bishop CHRISTIAN BOMBERGER, aged 84 years, 4 months and 16 days. He was buried on the 7th at Erb's Mennonite Meeting-house, near Carlisle. Text, Heb. 13:7,8. He removed from Lancaster county, to this place twenty-one years ago. He was preacher forty years.
Miller. - On the 4th of February, near Hanover, York county, Pa., JACOB MILLER, aged 58 years, 5 months and 19 days. Buried at Baer's Meeting-house. Sermon from Rev. 20:6, 7. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years. He was fully resigned to the will of the Lord, and waited patiently for the time of his departure.
Bixler. - On the 26th of December, in Lake township, Mercer county, Pa., of typhoid fever, JACOB H. BIXLER, aged 33 years. Bro. Bixler was an affectionate friend, a kind neighbor, and a beloved member of the church; he died in the blessed assurance of the christian's hope, and leaves a wife and one child. SAMUEL BUCKWALTER.
Miller. - On the 31st of January, in Walnut Creek township, Holmes county, Ohio, of dropsy, CATHERINE, wife of Bishop Moses MILLER, G., aged 75 years, 5 months and 26 days. She had been married 47 years; they had nine children, three of whom died before her. She was buried on the 2nd of February, at Walnut Creek Meeting-house. Funeral discourses were preached by the writer, from Jn. 5:24, 25, and I Cor. 15:45 - 58, and Bishop David Beachy from Matt. 24:44. She was a member of the Omish Mennonite Church. She bore her affliction with patience, and had a desire to depart. She seemed always to look forward to her end with a living hope. O dear fellow pilgrims, let us examine our hearts as though death was before us, and see how we may enter the dark portals; whether we are able to say, "I have a desire to depart and be with Christ which is far better," or whether we would have to "be troubled with terrible fear, and be amazed at the strangeness of his salvation, so far beyond all that we looked for." Wisd. 5:2. ABM. MAST.
Miller. - On the 3rd of January, in Logan county, Ohio, of gastrick fever, MARTHA, wife of Daniel C. MILLER, aged 32 years and 22 days. She was a faithful member of the Omish Mennonite Church, had many acquaintances, and was beloved by all. She was confined to her bed forty-one days and bore her sickness with patience and meekness, after which it pleased God to take her home. She leaves a husband and five children. She was buried on the 4th, followed by a large concourse of friends and relatives to mourn their loss, but they need not mourn as those having no hope, for, "for her to live was Christ, and for her to die was gain." Funeral sermon by the writer from Phil. 1:21 - 24. J. P. KINIG.
Hochstetler. - On the 8th of January, in Wayne county, Ohio, of scarlet fever, SAMUEL son of David and Elizabeth HOCHSTETLER, aged 4 years, 4 months and 14 days. Buried at the Omish Mennonite Meeting-house, where a funeral discourse was delivered by J. K. Yoder, from 2 Cor. 6:2, and by C. R. Yoder from Matt. 24:44, and
On the 18th, ELIZABETH, daughter of the same. Buried at the same place, where a funeral discourse was delivered by C. R. Yoder, from Rev. 16:15.
Steffen. - On the 24th of Dec., 1870, in Montgomery county, Ohio, SUSANNA STEFFEN, aged 4 years and 16 days. Discourse from 2 Sam. 12: 23.
Hershey. - On the 8th of February, in Clark county, Ohio, of dropsy, of which he suffered about four months, JACOB HERSHEY, aged 79 years, 8 months and 6 days. he bore his affliction with much patience, and had a desire to die happy. Funeral discourse from 2 Tim. 2: 5; Isaiah 38: 1, 15 to 19, and Num. 23: 10, last part. JOHN M. GRIEDER.
Hembling. - On the 13th of September, 1870, in Woolwich, Canada, of appoplexy, JEREMIAH, son of William HEMBLING, aged 3 years, 8 months and 16 days. He was playing with his little twin brother, when he suddenly dropped down, gave a groan, and in a few minutes expired. Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me."
Wideman. - On the 18th of November, 1870, in Markham township, Waterloo county, Ontario, ELIZABETH, wife of John WIDEMAN, aged 52 years, 8 months and 18 days. She was married 26 years. She leaves a husband and two children; she was a member of the Mennonite Church. She partook of the Lord's Supper just before she took sick. She was buried on the 20th in Heiss's burying-ground. Text., Rev. 14: 13.
Wideman. - In the same vicinity, on the 25th of January, ELIZABETH, wife of Pre. Adam WIDEMAN, aged 72 years, 1 month and 3 days. She went to bed at 9 o'clock in usual health, and about 12 her husband awoke, and hearing that something was not right, he lighted a candle and returned to the chamber and asked her if she was sick, when he found that she was dead. She was a faithful sister in the Church, and leaves eight children. Text, 2 Cor. 5:1. J. W.
Huber. - On the 20th of January, in the same vicinity, of bowel disease, SAMUEL HUBER, aged 74 years, 5 months and 17 days. He was buried at Wideman's Meeting-house, where a funeral discourse was preached from Ps. 39:56. He always went to meeting regularly as long as he was able, and gave us a beautiful example in this that he sought to be faithful to his covenant vows. Let us not forget it.
Ramer. - On the 3rd of December, in the same place, of consumption, DANIEL RAMER, aged 68 years and 8 months. Was buried in his own burying-ground.
Lehman. - On the 8th of January, in the same county, of consumption, ANNA, wife of Jacob LEHMAN, aged 58 years, 8 months and 13 days. Buried at Wideman's. Text, 2 Tim. 4: 7,8. She was a faithful sister in the Church.
Clippers. - On the 22nd of January, at the residence of his father, in the town of Reading, Livingston county, Ill., REECE CLIPPERS, aged about 32 years. He rose in the morning in usual health, and was reading while his mother got breakfast, when he commenced to complain of a pain in his side, which grew worse, and in two hours time he was dead; thus in the midst of life we are in death.
Shattinger. - On the 3rd of February, in Plumstead township, Bucks county, Pa., Bro. ABRAHAM SHATTINGER, aged 82 years and 26 days. He was buried at Deep Run. He was a brother in the Mennonite Church.
Lehman. - On the 23rd of January, in Trenton, Ill., MARY, wife of John LEHMAN, aged 25 years, 9 months and 2 days. Buried in the Summerfield Mennonite burying-ground.
Johnson. - On the 28th of March, 1866, in Elkhart county, Ind., in Turkey Creek Church, our beloved sister, MARY JOHNSON, aged 32 years and 11 months. During a protracted illness of consumption, she bore her affliction with patience and was resigned to the will of her heavenly Father. She felt anxious to leave this troublesome world, and had the assurance that she could go home to Jesus and meet her two little boys, who had gone before her. She left a husband and four little sons to mourn their loss. Services by D. Shively and others from 2 Cor. 5:1 and Rev. 14:13.
Burkholder. - On the 8th of February, in Spring Garden,
Lancaster county, Penn., BENJAMIN, only son of Samuel and Annie
BURKHOLDER, aged 1 year and 4 months and 14 days. Services by
Henry Shenk and Jacob Brubaker, from Hebrews 12:25.
We lay thee in thy silent tomb,
Sweet blossom of a day,
We just began to view thy bloom,
When thou wert called away.
Yet again we hope to meet thee,
When the day of life is fled,
Then in Heaven with joy to greet thee,
Where no farewell tear is shed.
Holdeman. - JAMES IRWIN HOLDEMAN, youngest son of Samuel and Elizabeth Holdeman, of St. Joseph county, Ind., died on the 5th of February, aged 2 months and 6 days. May God sanctify this affliction to the bereaved parents.
Fordenwald. - On the 31st of December, in Elkhart county, Ind., of typhoid fever, DAVID FORDENWALD, in the 33rd year of his age.
Plyly. - On the 13th of January, in Elkhart county, Ind., SARAH ANN, daughter of Andrew and Magdalene PLYLY, aged 4 months and 21 days.
Clemons. - On the 31st of January, in Elkhart county, Ind., ANDREW CLEMENS, aged about 35 years. Funeral services from Matt. 20:1 - 16., and I Jn. 2:25.
Zimmerman. - On the 18th of February in Cumberland county, Pa., CHRISTIAN ZIMMERMAN, aged 72 years and 14 days. He was buried at Slate Hill. Funeral addresses were delivered by George Rupp and Amos Herr, from Heb. 9:27, 28.
Transcribed by: Mary Teeter, Michigan