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Herald of Truth - Volume IX, Number 9 - September, 1872, page 143
On the 29th of March, at the residence of her uncle, D. H. King, in Livingston Co., Ill., of Measles and intermittent fever, Jacobine Kaufman, aged 19 yrs, 1 mo. and 29 days. She was a member of the Amish Mennonite church. She had been in feeble health a long time, and often expressed a desire to die and be with her Savior.
On the 16th of June, in Bucks co., Pa., of the infirmities of age, John Urmy, in the 81st year of his age. Buried on the 19th in the Mennonite burying-ground at Springfield. Sermon by Samuel Moyer.
On the 6th of July, in Somerset co., Pa., Sarah, wife of Tobias K. Yoder, aged 59 yrs. and 2 mos. Buried on the 7th, in the presence of a large concourse of friends and acquaintances. Sermon by Jonathan Hershberger and Moses B. Miller, from 1st Cor 15: 12--26.
On the 18th of July, in Montg. cc., Pa., Reuben, son of Samuel and Catharine Swartley, aged 15 yrs., 10 mos. and 14 days. Interred on the 21st, at which time appropriate remarks were made by Wm. Mack and H. Nice.
On the 20th of July, in Bucks co., Pa., of cholera morbus, Sarah, wife of Joseph Wisler, aged 75 yrs., 4 mos. and 22 days. Buried at Deep Run burying-ground. Sermon by John Gross and Isaac Moyer.
On the 25th of July, in Snyder Co., Pa., of diptheria(sic), Jacob, aged 6 yrs., 6 mos. and 14 days; Anna, aged 4 yrs., 3 mos., and 12 days; Samuel, aged 17 yrs., 11 mos., and 3 days. These children died within 6 hours of one another, and were laid in one grave. Sermon by Samuel Winey, and Thomas and Wm. Graybill.
Also on the 28th of July, of the same family and the same disease, Barbara, aged 16 yrs., 4 mos., and 9 days; on the morning of the 29th, Catharine, 15 yrs., 1 mo., and 23 days, and on the evening of the same day, Sarah, aged 1 yr., 7 mos., and 1 day. They were buried on the 30th, in the same grave. These were the children of John and Catharine Kurtz. Service by Jacob S. Graybill and Samuel Winey. Brother and sister Kurtz have had twelve children, and have now but one living.
Happy children gone to rest,
Removed so soon by terror king,
But in Jesus they are blessed
And in heaven, glory sing.
On the 28th of July, in Juniata co., Pa., at the residence of John Gingerich, Mary Ellen Gingerich, aged 18 yrs., 6 mos., and 24 days. She leaves a brother and a large circle of friends to mourn their loss. May these afflictions be the means of bringing them nearer their Savior. Funeral service by Jacob Graybill in German, and William Graybill in English, from 1 Peter 1: 24, 25.
On the 18th of June, in Wayne co., Ohio, of long suffering of bronchitis and consumption, Bro. John Baumgartner, aged 38 yrs., 9 mos., and 18 days. He leaves 5 children to mourn their logs. Sermon by Chrn. Schneck and Chrn. Sommer.
On the 2nd of August, in Montg. Co., Pa., of cholera infantum, Catharine, daughter of Abraham G. and Francis Nice, aged 2 yrs., and 1 month. Sermon by Josiah Clemmer, and Jacob Loux.
On the 9th of August, in Hilltown, Bucks Co., Pa., of consumption, Susanna, wife of Henry Culp, aged 26 yrs., 2 mos., and 14 days. Buried in Perquesee burying-ground, at which time appropriate remarks were made by Abm. Moyer, Samuel Gotshall, Isaac Meyer and Isaac Oberholzer.
On the 13th of August, at Arcadia, Ind., of cancer, Elias Kauffman, aged 37 yrs., 10 mos., and 25 days. He was a member of the Mennonite church. Funeral discourse by Elias Caylor from Isa. 38: 1. "Set thine house in order; for thou shalt die, and not live."
On the 14th of July, in Logan Co., Ohio, of inflammatory rheumatism, Jacob, son of Samuel and Nancy Headings, aged 8 yrs., 6 mos., and 11 days.
"Dearest Jacob, thou hast left us,
Here thy loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God that hath bereft us
He can all our sorrows heal.
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."
In Line Lexington, Bucks Co., Pa., on the 21st of July, of cholera morbus, Eliza, wife of Isaac Crouthammel, aged 34 yrs., 3 mos., and 7 days. She was sick only 4 days. On the evening before her death she admonished her children to be good, saying that she would soon die and leave them. She was buried at the old Hilltown church. Services by W. R. Yearick from 2 Tim. 2:11-13. She leaves a bereaved husband, who was just recovering from an attack of fever, and four children to mourn their untimely loss.
On the 30th of July, in Elkhart, Elkhart Co., Ind., Benjamin Franklin, son of E. B. and Samantha J. Kindy, aged 8 mos., and 16 days. He was buried on the 31st. Funeral services by _____ Rule and J. F. Funk.
On the 7th of August, in Elkhart, Elkhart Co., Ind., of consumption,
Samantha Jane, wife of Elias B. Kindy,
aged 22 yrs., and 15 days. Funeral discourses by C. Christophel,
J. F. Funk and J. G. Biddle.
Sister Kindy was afflicted for several months, and by the grace of God, during the last stages of her life was led to seek for that sure hope which is in Jesus. She was baptized on the same day of her death, and only a few hours before her departure. But she left us the evidence of having found Jesus precious to her soul. She acknowledged that she had the assurance of the divine favor and that she was willing and ready to die. Her little boy (see above) preceeded(sic) her only about 10 days and we hope the mother and child have met again where death and parting are never known. O may God give us grace that we may be all gathered there; let us not put off the preparation, remembering that thus saith the Lord, "Set thine house in order, for thou shalt die and not live"'
On the 15th of August, in Snyder Co., Pa., of dysentery, J. G. Graybill, at an advanced age. He was a deacon in the Mennonite church.
On the 20th of August, in Branch Co., Mich., Anna C. Holdeman, aged 1 year, 3 mos. and 12 days. Funeral services by C. D. Beery and John Krupp, from Jas. 4: 14.
On the 19th of August, in Cumberland Co., Pa., Samuel, infant son of Abraham and Barbara M, Strickler, aged 4 mos. and 20 days. He was buried on the 21st in the family burying-ground. Funeral discourse by H. Weaver in the English, and Geo. Rupp in the German, from Matt. 19: 13, 14.
"Dearest Sammy, thou hast left us,
Here thy loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God that has bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal."
Transcribed by: Ron Garber, Kansas