Herald of Truth Obituaries - August, 1875


Herald of Truth - Volume XII, Number 8 - August 1875 Page 875

At the residence of Pre. Isaac Oberholtzer, in Hilltown township, Bucks. Co., Pa., of Consumption and dropsy of which he suffered about four months, JACOB B. ZEIGLER, aged 75 years and 7 months. He was born in Milford township in 1799. He was confined to his bed only about one week. He selected his funeral text from Phil. 1:23. I have a desire to depart &c (sic). Funeral discourses by John Allabach and Isaac Rickert. He also had his burial place selected, and as we trust gently fell asleep in Christ.

June 17th, in Montgomery Co., Pa., ANNA REBECCA, infant of Josiah and Susanna METZ, aged 1 year and 11 months.

Her little hands lie on her breast,
The heart beneath has gone to rest,
Her spirit is a heavenly guest,
My angel girl.

June 19th, in Paint Twp., Holmes Co., Ohio, Bro. JOHN MOYER, aged 75 years, 2 months and 25 days. Interred the 20th, followed by a large concourse of sympathising (sic) friends and relatives. Funeral services by Henry Kilmer in German, and Jacob Kilmer in English, from Rom. 8:18. Bro. Moyer was a faithful member of the church, unwavering in his faith, always ready to contribute to the necessities of the church, a good husband, father, and kind neighbor. He leaves a wife and nine children to mourn their loss. About three weeks previous to his death he walked out, but not returning soon, the family became alarmed, and went in search and found him on his back, helpless. His sufferings were intense from that till death released him. During his illness his mind soared heavenward, and he longed for God to release him. Near his close his wife asked him if all was well with him, he said, "Oh, yes, all is well with me."

June 4th, in Bucks Co., Pa., DAVID HALDEMAN, aged 76 years, 5 months and 6 days. Sermon by Uriah Weidner and Isaac Oberholt.

June 16th, in Lexington, Bucks Co., Pa., JACOB HARR, aged 66 years. Sermon by Wm. Yerick and J. M. Haldeman.

June 27th, in Hatfield, Montgomery Co., Pa. JOHN KINDIG, aged about 60 years. Sermon by John Allabach.

July 9th, in Worcester, Montgomery Co., Pa., MARY DAVIS, aged 46 years and 6 months. Sermon by J. M. Haldeman, and John Hunsberger.

July 13th, in Caledonia, Kent Co., Mich., of Diptheria, JOHN SHEIKLER, aged 23 years, 10 months and 26 days. He had much to suffer during the spring. He was awakened to a knowledge of his need of a Savior, and accepted him seven weeks before his death. Appropriate remarks were made by John Speicher, in German, and by Samuel Sherk, in English, from 1 Peter 1:25, and Rom. 7:23.

July 11th near Harmony, Butler Co., Pa., of four days illness, Bro. JACOB H. ZEIGLER, aged 69 years, 7 months and 22 days. Very appropriate words of comfort were spoken on the funeral occasion by the brethren Jacob Culp and Joseph Bixler of Columbiana Co., Ohio.

In Elkhart Co., Ind., on the 15th of July, 1875, of Dropsy, Bro. MOSES KLIMENHAGE, aged 72 years, 11 months and 27 days. He was born in Bardi township, in the vicinity of Black Creek, Ontario, on the 17th of July 1802, removed to Ohio in 1840 and from there to Elkhart county, Ind., in 1848. He was married 47 years, had 11 children, five sons and six daughters, two sons and five daughters are still living. He was a man of great patience and meekness, he was a consistent member of the church and was universally beloved and respected. He bore his severe afflictions with the most exemplary submission to his Heavenly Father's will. He felt prepared for the end, and longed for the time when he should be released from suffering and received to glory. Peace to his ashes. Text, 2 Cor. 4:17, 18.

July 1st, in St. Joseph Co., Ind., of brain fever, JONAS B., son of Edward and Barbara NITRAUER, aged 2 years and some months. The family reside (sic) in Ohio. The mother and children came to Indiana to visit her parents, when the little one sickened and died. Buried at shaum's (sic). Remarks on the funeral occasion by James M. Culbertson and P. Lehman, from Matt. 10:14, 15, 16.

July 13th, in Manheim Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., CHRISTIAN RUDY, aged 84 years, 7 months and 12 days.

In Kishacoquillas Valley, Mifflin Co., Pa., on Saturday evening June 5th, ELIZABETH HOOLEY, aged about 48 years. For about three years before her death she was greatly afflicted with cancer. Her agony day and night, for weeks in succession was inexpressible, but, at length, her naturally strong constitution was broken down and death came to relieve her. To an old friend who visited her about a year before her death, she said, "Ich wollte lieber Heut sterben als Morgen." Long before her death she seemed to be ready, and waiting anxiously for the happy hour when she could lay aside her mortal body and be clothed with immortality.

On the 16th of July, at Goodville, Lancaster Co., Pa., of a protracted illness, Deacon HENRY MARTIN, aged about 75 years. A large concourse of friends and relatives followed him to the grave to pay him the last tribute of respect. Funeral services by Grorge (George?) Weaver, Tobias Wanner, and Emanuel Newswanger, from Heb. 13:17.

On the 26th of July, in Elkhart Co., at the residence of Adam Hartman, Sr., of consumption of which he suffered a long time, JOHN HARTMAN, aged 55 years, 7 months and 7 days. Buried at Yellow Creek. Text, Isa. 38:14-17.

Transcribed by Donna Schrock Birkey, Illinois


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