Herald of Truth - Volume XI, Number 11 - November 1874 - Page 191
May 3rd, 1873, in Williams Co., Ohio, PETER MYERS, aged 89 years, 4 months and 9 days. Peace to his ashes.
June 9th, in Branch Co., Mich., of whooping-cough and chill
fever, JOSEPH, son of David and Elisabeth GERBER,
aged 1 year, 2 months and 24 days.
Dearest darling thou hast left us,
Here thy loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God that has 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.
Aug. 16th, near Chatsworth, Livingston Co., Ill., MARGARET ANN, Daughter of George and Anna CLOSE, aged one month and 7 days.
Aug. 18th in La Grange Co., Ind., a son of Nicholas and Elizabeth Schmitt, aged 1 year, 1 month and 26 days. Services by J. J. Weaver and Henry Miller, from Matt. 18:1-5.
August 28th, in Trenton, Butler Co., Ohio, of typhoid fever, ELISABETH, wife of Peter SCHRACK, aged 37 years, 7 months and 2 days. She leaves a deeply bereaved husband and six children to mourn their loss. Appropriate remarks were made on the funeral occasion by Joseph Augspurger and Peter Kinsinger.
Sept. 20th in Washington Co., Iowa, of Strangulated Hernia, ELISABETH, wife of Joseph SOMMER, aged 65 years, 1 month and 9 days. Funeral services were held by Stephen Yoder, in English, and Christian Beiler in German from 1 Cor. 15:22 to a large assemblage of friends and acquaintances.
Sept. 22nd near Chatsworth, Livingston Co., Ill., HENRY A., son of Eli and Susanna WIGANDT, aged one year and 17 days.
Sept. 22nd, in Elkhart Co., Ind., IDA FRANCES,
daughter of Joseph and Anna HOLDEMAN, aged 2 months and
23 days. Buried at Shaum's. Services by J. A. Beutler, and J.
M. Culbertson, from Job 14:1, 2.
Soon within the golden city
We shall meet our Ida dear;
Meet to part no more forever,
Free from sorrow pain and fear.
Sept. 27th, in Philadelphia Hospital, Pa., JOHN KREAMER, son of George and Catharine Kreamer of Kulpsville, Pa., aged 20 years, 6 months and 23 days. He was driving along the street, he fell suddenly from his wagon, and his arm was broken and so badly injured that amputation became necessary. Five days after the accident he died of lockjaw. His remains were interred at the Schwenksville Mennonite burying-ground. The funeral occasion was improved by Moses H. Godshalk, and N. B. Grubb, from James 4: latter clause of 14th verse.
Sept. 28th, in Stark Co., Ind., SIMON, son of Peter and Elisabeth HOUSOUER, aged 2 years, 8 months and 14 days. Funeral discourse by Jonathan Smucker, from Matt. 13:14, 15.
October 4th, in St. Joseph Co., Ind., of typhoid fever, Bro HENRY BAKER, aged 39 years, 9 months and 6 days. He was a faithful brother in the Church, an affectionate husband, and a kind father: he was loved and respected by all who knew him, and he died in the assurance of faith, in the redeeming grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. He was followed by a large concourse of relatives and friends to his last resting place, on the 6th. He leaves a deeply afflicted wife and four children who may feel that their loss is his eternal gain. Services by J. F. Funk and Samuel Yoder.
Oct. 6th, in Elkhart, Elkhart Co., Ind., of typhoid fever, JOSEPH LIVINGOOD, aged about 52 years. He resided with his brother-in-law, George Demming, who died of the same fever about six weeks previous, while his sister, wife of Demming, was buried only ten days before. Thus in a very short time, the sorrowing children have been called to follow three of the household to their last resting place. O, how uncertain are our lives! Let us prepare for death in time for the solemn day of the Lord. Services by J. F. Funk, from Prov. 14:32.
October 13th, in Henry Co., Iowa, JACOB, infant son of Martin and Barbara NEBEL, aged 8 months and 11 months. Services by Joseph Schlegel, from Mark 10:13-15.
October 14th, in Elkhart, Ind., of dropsy of the heart, MARY ANN, wife of William WILSON, aged 35 years, 5 months and 16 days. Funeral services by J. F. Funk. She leaves a deeply afflicted husband, parents and one child to mourn their loss.
On the 15th, of October, in Cass Co., Mo., of summer complaint, ELSIE ARVILDA, daughter of Eli and Elisabeth ZOOK, aged 1 year, 6 months and 13 days. Funeral services by Friend Woolridge from Jno. 14:3, 4. You have loved your little Elsie, but Jesus loved her too; and just as he took up the little ones in his arms and blessed them when on earth, so he has taken her to himself and given her a home, so pleasant, so fair, so lovely, so glorious - there she waits for father and mother - there, dear parents she stands as a faithful sentinel beckoning you to come too, when your earthly work is done. She will not return to you but you can go to her.
October 15th, in Hilltown, Bucks Co., Pa., of long illness, which she bore with Christian patience, ANNA, wife of John S. MOYER, aged 69 years, 6 months and 15 days. The funeral took place the 18th, at which opportunity words of comfort were spoken to those present, by Abraham, and Isaac Moyer, and Isaac Oberholtzer. Text, Isaiah, 3:10.
Oct. 24th in Putnam Co., Ohio, of consumption, Sister EVA DICUS, aged 40 years, 6 months and 14 days. She was followed to the grave on the 26th by a large number of sorrowing relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted by C. B. Brenneman. Her parting words were, "Farewell dear ones, I am going to heaven, prepare to meet me there." She leaves a bereaved husband and five children to mourn their loss. May her parting words ever be remembered by all.
On the 26th of October, in Wakarusa, Elkhart Co., Ind., RUFUS, youngest child of Christian and _____ MOYER, aged 5 months and 7 days. Buried at Yellow Creek, on the 28th. Services by J. Beidler and J. F. Funk. Sorrow endureth only for a night, and joy cometh in the morning. Parents, brothers and sisters have wept and mourned over little Rufus, but little Rufus is with the angels now and from the portals of the paradise of God beckons you all to come and join the glorious company of the redeemed, and sing, with him, the songs of Moses and the Lamb in the land where the angels dwell.
Transcribed by Ruth Schrock, Indiana