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Herald of Truth - Volume IX, Number 8 - August, 1872, page 127
On the l7th of May, in McLean Co., Ill., a little son of Valentine and Barbara STRUBHER, aged 3 days. Sermon by Christian Risser, and John Stahly.
On the 20th of May, in McLean Co., Ill., PETER, son of Peter and Anna MOORE, aged 5 months and 15 days. Sermon by John Stahly, from 1 Cor. 15.
On the 2nd of June, in Elm Grove, Louisa Co., Iowa of inflammation of the brain; and bowels, ELIZABETH, daughter of William and Sarah BUZZARD, aged 1 year, 8 months and 18 days. She suffered six days, when it pleased God to take her to himself.
Jesus can make a dying bed,
Feel soft as downy pillows are;
While on his breast I lean my head,
And breathe my life out sweetly there.
On the 24th of March, in Branch Co., Mich., FLAVY CATHARINE, daughter of Abraham and Miriam BLOSSER, aged 8 years, 7 months and 5 days. Sermon by Peter Long, and John Krupp, from 1 Cor. 15: 26.
On the 26th of April, in Lancaster Co., Pa., of consumption, LIZZIE H. LINTNER, aged 34 years and 29 days. She was perfectly resigned to her fate, and conscious to the last. She admonished her friends to lead such a life that they might meet beyond the river. She was a member of the Mennonite church. Funeral services by Amos Herr, Christian Herr and Joseph Burkholder.
On the 8th of May, in Bucks Co., Pa., AMANDA, wife of Mahlon MYERS, aged 26 years, and 5 months. Funeral discourse by Samuel Godshalk and Isaac Myers.
On the 9th of May, on Elkhart Prairie, Elkhart Co., Ind., NATHAN SMEILEY, aged 74 years, 10 months, and 22 days. Sermon by Benjamin Schrock and Jacob Burkey.
In Ontario, on the 8th of June, Deacon JOSEPH WELLICK, aged 64 years and 5 months. He had a great desire to depart and be with Christ. Behold, what a great comfort it is for the bereaved widow and children when a father leaves a testimony like this.
On the 5th of June, in Fayette Co., Pa., NANCY, second wife of Deacon Christian STAUFFER, aged 83 years and about 8 months. She was a member of the Mennonite church for many years.
On the 5th of June in Putnam Co., Ohio, of epileptic fits, JONAS, son of Joseph and Elisabeth MYERS, aged 29 years, 2 months and 14 days. Buried in the family graveyard. Sermon by Geo. Brenneman, from Job l4: 1-12. He was afflicted with the disease from his youth, so that he had no knowledge of good or evil.
Dear Jonas is freed from all suff'ring and rain,
They never will trouble nor pain him again;
With him it is well, and his rest, Oh, how sweet!
Dear brother and sisters, prepare him to meet.
On the 7th of June, in Hilltown, Bucks Co., Pa., ANNA, wife of Samuel DETWEILER, aged 42 years, and 4 days. Sermon by T. Overholzer, at the house, and David Bergey at Gehman's Meeting-house, from Heb. 5: 9,10. and part of the 11th verses.
On the 12th of June, in Fulton Co., Ohio, of six days illness, BARBARA, wife of Peter ESHLEMAN, aged 43 years and about 6 months. She was married 24 years, was the mother of 14 children. She leaves a husband and 11 children to mourn their loss. Interred the 14th in the presence of a large concourse of friends. At which time an appropriate discourse was delivered by John Detsch, from Matt 24: 32-40; and Joseph Rugg from Ps. 139.
On the 16th of June, in Medina Co., Ohio, of apoplexy, ABRAHAM FRETZ, aged 71 years, 11 months and 23 days. Funeral sermon by M. Rohrer, and H. Beery. He was formerly from Bucks Co., Pa.
On the 18th of June, in Marshall Co., Ind., _______, daughter of John and Susanna KEISER, aged 2 years, 6 months and 22 days. Services by Jacob Kessler, and Jonas Troyer, from I Cor. 7: 29.
On the 17th of June, on Pretty Prairie, Lagrange Co., Ind., of two days illness, SARAH, wife of Samuel K. YODER, aged 37 years, 1 month and 17 days. Her sickness was short, yet she suffered much, which she endured with christian patience. She was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite church. She leaves a husband and seven and children to mourn their loss, yet we hope their loss is her eternal gain. Discourse by Christian Naffziger, and Jonas Yoder in German, and C.D. Beery in English from John 16: 33.
On the 20th of June, in St.. Joseph Co., Ind., of inflammation of the bowels, ELLEN JANE, daughter of John and Ellen GUSHUA, aged 24 days. Discourse by M. W. Shank, from Mark, 10: 14.
On the 23rd of June, in Petty Co., Pa., of palsy, Bro. PETER AUKER, aged 84 years, 7 months and 4 days. He was confined to his bed about two weeks. Buried in the family burying-ground. He leaves an aged companion to mourn her loss. Services by Jacob and Thomas Graybill.
On the 26th of June, in Woodford Co., Ill., very suddenly, ELBERT MORGEN, aged 31 years, and 14 days. He arose as well as usual, ate his breakfast, and went about 200 steps to assist a neighbor, and when he arrived there, he fell dead instantly. He leaves a wife and 3 children to mourn their loss.
On the 3rd of July, in Juniata Co., Pa., JACOB LAUVER, aged 75 years, 7 months and 16 days. He was confined about half an hour. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite church for many years. Sermon by Jacob and Thomas Graybill, and S. Winey in the German and Wm. Graybill in the English from Rev. 20: 6.
On the 22nd of June, in Osborn Co., Kansas, of dropsy of the heart, CATHARINE LAVINA NEUSCHWANGER, aged 28 years, 4 months and 11 days. Last October she left her friends in Canada, and removed to Kansas. ____ Soon she was removed, as we hope to a better place.
On the 6th of July, in Somerset county, Pa., SARAH, wife of Tobias YODER, aged 59 years, 2 months, and 7 days. Buried on the 7th in the presence of many friends and relatives. Sermon by Moses B. Miller, and Jonathan Hershberger, from I Cor. 15: 12-26.
On the 10th of July, in McLean Co., Ill., DAVID ZOOK, aged 64 years, 6 months and 4 days. He leaves a wife and 7 children to mourn their loss. He was sick many years. Funeral services by Joseph Stuckey, in German and _____ Haeveneen, in English, from Jn. 5: 25; Rev. 14:13.
On the 21st of July, in McLean Co., Ill., JACOB OSWALD, aged 75 years. He was unmarried, and a member of the Mennonite church over 50 years. Interred in the presence of many friends and acquaintances. He lay sick 7 years from the fracture of a bone in the leg. Sermon by Daniel Roth, and Jacob Unzicker at the house, and by Peter B. Stuckey at the grave.
On the 19th of July, in Wayne Co., Ohio, of dropsy of the heart, DAVID KURTZ, aged 72 years. He leaves a wife and 5 children to mourn their loss, yet they mourn not as those having no hope. Sermon by John K. Yoder and John Smiley, from Luke 21: 36. He was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite church.
Now rest thy weary head,
From care and labors free;
Thou dost but sleep, thou art not dead:
Thy face again we'll see.
Transcribed by: Ron Garber, Kansas