Herald of Truth - Volume XII, Number 5 - May 1875 Page 78, 79
July 25th, 1874, in LaGrange Co., Ind., NANCY, wife of Jacob KAUFFMAN, aged 38 years, 7 months and 15 days. Sermon by Isaac Smucker, in German, and Jonathan Smucker, and David Morrell in English. The deceased came to her death by jumping from a wagon while the horses were running off, her head striking a stone. She lived six hours after the accident.
Dec. 30th, 1874, in Noble Co., Ind., CATHARINE MILLER, widow of Jacob Miller, deceased, aged 60 years, 2 months and 25 days. Services by Isaac Smucker, in German, and Doctor Grom, in English.
Jan. 12th, in Noble Co., Ind., JOSEPH, infant son of Michael TROYER, aged 10 months and 26 days. Remarks by Isaac Schmucker, in German and by Joseph Eby in English.
Jan. 22nd, in Davis Co., Iowa, NANCY TSCHANTZ daughter of Peter Tschantz, of a short sickness, aged 15 years and 4 months. Consigned to mother earth the 24th in Union Burying-ground. Services by Ph. Ronlet, from Isaiah 38:1.
Feb. 1st, in the congregation at Geistown, Cambria Co., Pa., JOHN J. MILLER aged 67 years, 6 months and 5 days. Funeral services by Moses B. Miller.
Feb. 3rd, in Cumberland Co., Pa., of disease of the throat, Bro. BENJAMIN NISSLEY, aged 54 years. Sick but a few days. He died not as having no hope. He could say, I have no concern for my soul.
Feb. 8th, in Waterloo Co., Ontario, of Consumption, CATHARINE MOHR, daughter of Adam and Maria Mohr, aged 21 years, 6 months and 16 days. She suffered much, yet she bore it with Christian patience. She sought and obtained pardon for her sins through the merits of the blood of Christ, and during her sickness received comfort, and waited for the hour of her release. She frequently exhorted those around her concerning the terrible pride which is growing upon the professors of Christianity, and that it could not be carried into heaven.
Feb. 9th, in Livingston Co., Ill., of Quinsy, JOSEPHENA A. KING, daughter of David and Barbara King, aged 6 months and 7 days. Her remains were placed in the grave the 11th, at which time remarks were made by John P. Schmitt.
Feb. 10th, in Elkhart Co., Ind., of a gathering in the stomach, Bro. HENRY CULP, aged 54 years, 7 months and 18 days. Bro. Culp was a faithful member of the Church for many years, and one who endeavored to let his light shine, and maintained his cause and the cause of Christ against all opposition. He was not ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, for he knew it was the power of God to salvation unto all who believe in his name. He was buried at Yellow Creek, where appropriate services were held by M. Kreider, J.M. Christolphel, J. F. Funk and others.
Feb. 25th, in Livingston Co., Ill., CHRISTINA STALTER, wife of Joseph Stalter, aged 32 years, and 11 months. The 28th her remains were laid in the grave, in the presence of a large concourse of relatives and friends. She was prepared to leave the world. A few hours before she died, she said she could not wait much longer, and at five o'clock she must depart, at which time she was released. She leaves a husband and four children to mourn their loss. Funeral services by Christian Schlagel, Joseph Gascho, and John P. Smith.
Feb. 25th, in Miama (sic) Co., Ind. SUSANNA SCHROCK, wife of David J. Schrock deceased, aged 67 years, 4 months and 18 days. Funeral services Feb. 26th, at Skilman's Chapel, from 2 Cor. 5:1-4 by C. E. Disbro. Susanna Hochstetler was born in Somerset Co., Pa., was married in Ohio to David J. Schrock, removed to Indiana 26 years ago, has been a widow for 14 years, much afflicted for about 4 years; but in all her afflictions she was never forsaken by God, in whom she trusted, so that she frequently remarked, that her faith in her Redeemer was firm, and that she had a hope of getting to a better land than this. Two of her daughters passed over before her in their infancy; five sons and three daughters survive her to mourn their loss; nearly all of whom are professors of the Christian religion, are on their way to meet mother in that better land where separation will be no more. She was a member of the Amish Mennonite church; a kind and affectionate mother. Her life mingled with much sorrow and affliction, but she has gone now to her eternal rest.
March 9th, in the congregation at Geistown, Cambria Co., Pa., Sister SUSANNA YODER, wife of Tobias Yoder, aged 63 years, 5 months and 25 days. She was buried in the family grave-yard where a large concourse of relatives and friends assembled to pay their last tribute of respect to the departed. God has seen proper to take her from her husband who has been very helpless for over three years, and will feel his great loss. She was a faithful sister of the Amish Mennonite church. Services by Moses B. Miller from John 5:24-30.
March 13th, near Lapp's, Lancaster Co., Pa., of kidney disease, Bro. SIMEON STOLTZFUS, aged 31 years, 6 months and 11 days. He was a faithful brother in the Amish church, and was beloved by all who knew him. His wife was called away about ten months ago. They leave three small children who are too young to feel the loss of a father and mother. May God protect the little ones, and inspire the hearts of the guardians to bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. Sermon by Gideon Stultzfus from John 14:12,13.
March 14th, near Churchtown, Lancaster Co., Pa., of consumption, Bro. JONATHAN RIEHL, aged 25 years, 7 months and 10 days. He was a bright and shining light in the Amish church. We believe he is now safe within the fold of his Savior, where he will reap the reward of his labor. He leaves a bereaved mother, one brother and five sisters to mourn their loss. Funeral services by John P. Mast, from John 25:28, 29.
March 15th, in Cumberland Co., Pa., Sister SUSAN HERTZLER, wife of Christian Hertzler, and daughter of Pre, Samuel Zimmerman, aged 35 years, 1 month and 25 days. Just before she died, she said, "I love my husband and family, but I love my Jesus better."
March 15th, in Bucks Co., Pa., Bro. DANIEL GROSS, aged 90 years, 9 months and 21 days. Deceased was deacon of the Mennonite church at Doylestown Mennonite church (sic), which office he filled with credit. Having lived beyond the time allotted to man-yet he retained all his faculties, and passed away beloved and respected by all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance. On the 18th his remains were followed by a large concourse of relatives and sympathizing friends, at Doylestown burying-ground. Sermons appropriate to the occasion were made by Samuel Godshalk and Isaac overholt (sic). He is gone, but not forgotten.
Feb. 5th, in Doylestown, Bucks Co., Pa., SAMUEL SHUTT, aged 72 years. Funeral sermon by Lewis Munger and J.M. Holdeman.
Feb. 16th, in Whitehallville, Bucks Co., Pa., ANDREW WISE, aged 59 years. Sermon by J.M. Holdeman.
Feb. 24th, in Bucks Co., Pa., COMELY LOUX, aged 19 years, 9 months and 13 days. Sermon by J.M. Holdeman.
March 18th, in McAllisterville, Juniata Co., Pa., WILLIAM H., son of Porter and Sarah FINK, aged 21 months. Services by Pre. Cobenhaver and Wm. Graybill, from Job 14:1.
March 21st, in Owen Co., Ind., Sister CATHARINE GEBHART, wife of Mathias Gebhart, aged 85 years, 7 months and 13 days.
March 22nd, in Plumstead, Bucks Co., Pa., after a short illness, SAMUEL FRY, aged about 73 years. On the 25th, his remains were consigned to the clods of the valley at Doylestown; upon which occasion Samuel Godshalk preached at the house in English.
March 24th, in Doylestown, Bucks Co., Pa., AARON CHRISTINE, aged 64 years. Funeral services by Uriah Weidner, and J.M. Holdeman.
March 24th, in Berks Co., Pa., ANNA GEHMAN, wife of Abraham Gehman, aged 26 years, 4 months and 10 days. The 27th she was buried at the old Allegheny Mennonite burying-ground, in the presence of many people. Funeral services by Benjamin Horning from Isaiah 21: 8, 4, and by Samuel Good, from 1 Cor. 2: 6-8.
March 25th, in Bowmansville, Lancaster Co., Pa., DANIEL BOWMAN, aged 78 years and 9 months. Interred the 28th in the presence of many people, in the Bowmansville burying-ground. He was a member of the New Mennonites. Appropriate discourses were delivered by Benjamin Horning at the house, and Christian Clemmer at the church, from John 5:54.
March 25th, in McAllisterville, Juniata Co., Pa., of Typhoid fever, HENRY GRAYBILL, son of Preacher Thomas Graybill, aged 24 years, 5 onths and 26 days. He leaves a deeply afflicted wife to mourn her loss. Appropriate remarks were made on the funeral occasion by Pre. Obenhaver in English, and Samuel Winey in German, from Ps. 89:first clause of 48th verse.
March 27th, in Mahoning Co., Ohio, very suddenly, as is supposed by heart disease, Bro. JONAS BLOSSER, aged 56 years, 8 months and 18 days. He was a faithful brother in the church for many years. It is doubtful whether a healthier man of his age was to be found in this community, yet he had to obey the summons of death. He arose and went about his work as usual, bidding fair to live another score of years. After breakfast his wife leaving him seemingly well, went to the barn; but in a few minutes when she returned she found him on the lounge a lifeless corpse. This is but a verification of the truth, that in the midst of life we are in death. Services by Joseph Bixler and Jacob Culp. Friends, Be ye also ready; for in such an hour as ye think not, the Son of man cometh.
April 1st, in New Britain, Bucks Co., Pa., CAROLINE UMSTEAD, aged 15 years, 4 months and 6 days. Sermon by J. M. Holdeman.
April 1st, in Noble Co., Ind., of lung fever, ISAAC LANTZ, aged 48 years, 8 months and 10 (?) days. Services by Isaac Schmucker, in German and Daniel Shively in English from John ?:24-29. He leaves a widow and 8 children to mourn their loss.
April 2nd, in LaGrange Co., Ind., DAVID, son of David and Susanna KARLS, aged 4 years and 2 months. Funeral services by Isaac Schmucker, in German and Joseph Yoder from John:13-26.
April 11th, in Cumberland Co., Pa., Sister ANNA BRENNER, aged 71 years and 3 months. She was a faithful sister for many years, and expressed a desire to depart, having a bright hope of receiving the crown.
March 7th, in Elkhart Co., Ind., MARY ANN, infant daughter of Jonas and Sarah BRUBAKER, aged 20 days. Parents, weep not for your darling; it is well with the child; it has gone home to Jesus, we know, for he said: "Suffer the little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me." It can never return to you, but, God be praised, you can so live as to meet it in the kingdom of heaven. Fail not to make the effort. Appropriate remarks were made at the house by J.F. Funk and Chr. Christophel.
March 21st, in Fairfield Co., Ohio, of infirmity of old age. JACOB KELLER, aged 75 years, and 4 days. Buried on the 23rd at the Sugar Hill burying ground, in the presence of many relatives and friends. Funeral discourse by C.C. Beery, from 1 Tim. 4:6,7.
Feb. 9th, in Waterloo Co., Ont., Sister VERONICA MARTIN, widow of Abm. Martin, aged 73 years, 2 months and 16 days.
Feb. 11th, in Wayne Co., Ohio, SIMEON W., infant son of Christian and Elisabeth ZUERCHER, aged 1 year, 1 month and 5 days.
April 7th, in Waterloo Co., Ontario, Sister BARBARA LICHTY, wife of John Lichty, aged 78 years, 9 months and 8 days.
April 8th, in Waterloo Co., Ont., ____SHAEFFER, SON OF EARNEST SHAEFFER, aged about 18 yrs. The young man came to his death in a very sad manner. He was fireman of the steam saw-mill in Erbsville, and while on the mill assisting, his foot was caught by the circular saw and cut twice in two, and drew him in and cut through his body. In the midst of life we are in death. Be ye also ready; for in such an hour as ye think not the master cometh.
April 6th, in East Perkiomen Township, Montgomery Co., Pa.,
HENRY A., son of Mary and Abraham C. CASSEL, aged 4 years, 3 months
and 23 days. Buried at the old Skippack Mennonite burying-ground.
Funeral services by M. Heist at the house, and A.H.Bean and H.G.
Johnson at the Meeting-House.
"I take these little lambs said he,
And lay them on my breast;
Protection they shall find in me,
In me be ever blest."
April 6th, in East Perkiomen Township, Montgomery Co., Pa., of sore throat and intermittent fever. HENRY C., son of Henry K. and Mary WISMER, aged 14 years, 7 months and 3 days. Buried on the 10th at the New Skippack Mennonite Burying-ground. Services by George Detweiler, J. Hunsperger at the house, and J. Mensch at the Meeting-house.
"When blooming youth is snatched away,
By death's relentless (?) hand,
Our hearts the mournful tribute pay
Which pity must demand.
While pity prompts the rising sigh,
O may this truth impart
With awful power, I too must die,
Sink deep in every breast."
The following deaths occurred in Lancaster Co., Pa. Reported by J.N. Brubaker.
Jan. 29th, near Sporting Hill, widow CATHARINE KAUFFMAN, aged 77 years, 2 months and 7 days. Text Acts 16:30-34. She leaves a family to mourn her death. A mother is dear to her children.
Jan. 3rd, in East Hempfield Tp, (sic) ADALINE E. IMMEL, aged 19 years, 8 months and 8 days. A loud call to the young. Adaline ate supper, apparently well, but suddenly took sick and died at one o'clock the same night. Text 1 Pet. 1:24,25; Psalm 103:15-18.
Feb. 3rd, in Cumberland Co., Pa., Bro. BENJAMIN NISSLEY, aged 53 years, 4 months and 7 days. Bro. Nissley was sick but one week, of Rheumatism in the neck. He died in faith in Jesus. When asked if he was concerned about anything, he replied: "No concern about my soul; there is peace there." He leaves a wife and 4 children and a large circle of friends to mourn his death. Peace to his ashes. Text Philip. 1:21.
Feb. 2nd, in Rapho Tp., Sister ELIZABETH BARNES, wife of Bro. David Barnes, aged 67 years, 5 months and 5 days. Sister Barnes died of rheumatism. She suffered very much. Death came to her relief. Text Rev. 7: 16,17.
Feb. 10th, near Marietta, Sister widow MARY GRAYBILL, aged 84 years and 11 months. Sister Graybill was a faithful and consistent member of the Mennonite chiurch. She endeavored to lead a godly life. Peace to her ashes! Text 2 Tim. 4:6-8; and Philip. 1:21.
Feb. 12th, near Willow Street, Dr. BENJAMIN H. HERR, aged 24 years, 3 months and 10 days. Dr. Herr was a promising young man, on whom his aged parents hoped to lean in the evening of their life, but Providence decreed otherwise. Text Rom. 6:23.
Feb. 13th, in Mount Joy Tp., MARY GOOD, aged 71 years, 5 months and 18 days. She was found dead. Oh! How necessary to be always ready to meet death.
March 5th, in Rapho Tp., ELIZABETH COOPER, aged 24 years, 9 months and 5 days. A loud call to young families. Oh! That more would heed it.
March 6th, in Sporting Hill, DAVID, son of Samuel and ____BRUBACHER, aged 2 months and 9 days.
March 9th, in East Hempfield, ANNA H. HERR, aged 17 years 3 months and 24 days. This virgin was a daughter of Christian and Mary Herr decd. of East Donegal Tp., Lancaster Co. She was sick only one week. A solemn and loud call to the young. Oh! That all would heed the call. Text 103 Psalm 15-18.
March 14th, near Salunga, Bro. BENJAMIN BAER, aged 50 years, 3 months and 7 days. Bro. Baer was a consistent member of the Mennonite church. His desire was to please God. He felt his weakness sensatively (sic). He leaves a wife and five children to mourn his death. Text 2 Tim.4:1-8.
March 19th, in Rapho Tp., Sister MARIA LEHMAN, aged 52 years, 10 months and 22 days. Sister Lehman suffered much for a considerable time, but was very patient. She very tenderly nursed her aged mother as long as she could, and endeavored to lead a pious life. She enjoyed religious conversation. Peace to her ashes. Text Rev. 14:12,18.
March 21st, in Rapho Tp., MAGDALENA GOOD, aged 70 years, and 6 days. Text 2 Kings 20:1.
Transcribed by Donna Schrock Birkey, Illinois