Herald of Truth - Volume XII, Number 9 - September 1875 Page 159
On the 2nd of May, in Fairfield Co., Ohio, Bro. CHRISTIAN R. KAGEY, aged 79 years, 4 months and 19 days. He leaves six children to mourn their loss. Bro. Kagey was a kind father, a friend to the poor, and a faithful child of God. His health was poor for two years, yet he was patient in affliction. He fell asleep in Jesus, and is gone to reap his reward. Services by Jacob Good and C.C. Beery, from Hebrews 4:19.
May 30th, near Bremen, Fairfield Co., Ohio, JOHN WELTY, aged 75 years, 2 months and 17 days. Funeral discourse by Samuel Tussing, from Heb. 11:13.
June 26th, in East Lampeter, Lancaster Co., Pa., of cancer, Sister ESTHER SECHRIST, aged 77 years, 6 months and 7 days. Her sufferings were severe, yet she bore them with Christian patience till it pleased her Redeemer to take her home to himself to eternal glory. Her remains were consigned to the earth in presence of many relatives and friends who came to show their tribute of respect, on which occasion impressive remarks were made by Adam Rank, and David Witmer.
June 27th, in Fairfield Co., Ohio, LEWIS, infant of C. C., and Magdalena BEERY, aged 5 months and 4 days. Services by Samuel Tussing, from 2 Sam. 12:23-25.
June 30th, of Leacock Township, Lancaster Co., Pa., very suddenly of heart disease while on a visit to Ohio, Sister FANNY LEAMON, wife of Benjamin Leamon, aged 58 years, and 27 days. Her body was brought home and buried the 3rd of July on Mellinger's grave-yard. Services by Samuel Wenger, and John Landis, from Luke 10:42.
June 37th (should be 27th?), near Silver Spring, Lancaster Co., Pa.; ELIZABETH BERNTHEISEL, aged 78 years, 6 months and 28 days. Funeral on the 30th. Text, 90th Psalm, 1-12.
July 3rd, in New Danville, Lancaster Co., Pa., after a short illness, Bishop JOSEPH BURKHOLDER aged 71 years, 9 months and 18 days. Funeral the 6th. Text Heb. 13:7, 8. A large concourse of relatives and friends met to pay their last tribute of respect to the departed. Bro. Burkholder was ordained a minister in 1846, and Bishop in 1864. He was a zealous laborer in God's heritage. May God bless his labors. He has gone to his reward.
July 6th, in Sporting Hill, Lancaster Co., Pa., EMMANUEL LONG, aged 85 years, 6 months and 20 days. Funeral the 9th. Text, Matt. 24:42-44.
July 6th, in Annville, Lebanon Co., Pa., suddenly, WILLIAM FRY, aged about 30 years. Funeral the 6th. Text, Heb. 9:27,28.
July 11th, in Mount Joy, Lancaster Co., Pa., after a short illness, JOHN STRICKLER, aged 81 years, 2 months and 29 days. Funeral the 14th. Text, 2 Kings 20:1.
July 26th, near Litiz, Lancaster Co., Pa., after a long sickness, which was patiently borne. Sister CATHARINE BOMBERGER, wife of Bishop Christian Bomberger, aged 55 years, 7 months and 18 days. Many friends sympathize with the bereft family. Peace to her ashes. Funeral the 28th. Text, Rev. 7:16,17.
July 29th, near Manheim, Lancaster Co., Pa., after many years of suffering which she bore with patience, Sister CATHARINE LEHMAN, widow of Elder Samuel Lehman, d'cd., aged 85 years, 5 months and 7 days. Funeral the 31st. Text, 2 Cor. 4:16-18.
July 27th, in Hatfield, Montgomery Co., Pa., SUSANNA CASSEL, aged 92 years and 28 days. Buried the 30th, in the Plain's burying-ground, at which time impressive remarks were made by Jacob Loux and Josiah Clemmer. The deceased was 20 years married and 45 years a widow.
July 7th, in Woodford Co., Ills., of diptheria (sic), ELLEN BACHMAN, aged 6 years, 3 months and 8 days. Services by Christian Schlagel, John P. Schmitt, David Hilzenbeck and J. Gascho.
July 17th, at Franconia Square, Montgomery Co., Pa., of consumption, MARY GEHMAN, aged 26 years, 2 months and 6 days. Interred the 19th in the presence of many relatives and friends, at which time appropriate remarks were made by Josiah Clemmer, and Henry Nice.
July 17th, in Greene Co., Pa., Bro. JOHN M'CANN, at the advanced age of 86 years, 6 months and 18 days. On the 18th his remains were followed by a large concourse of people to the place of burial. A few days previous to his death he felt the need of a Savior, and desired a minister; he was received as a brother in the visible church, and we hope he is now in the church triumphant. Funeral services by David Johnson.
On the 1st of August, in Paint township, Somerset Co., Bro.
HENRY FOUST, father of deacon Samuel Foust, aged
62 years, 4 months and 22 days. Interred the 3rd, followed by
a large concourse of sympathizing relatives and friends. Services
by the aged brethren, Bishop Samuel Blough and Jacob Blough, from
1 Cor. 15:16-21.
"How blest is our brother bereft,
Of all that can burden his mind."
Aug. 8th, in Mahoning Co., Ohio, of the infirmities of age, Sister NANCY SNYDER, widow of Jacob Snyder, aged 82 years, 2 months and 8 days. Her maiden name was Metzler. Buried at Metzler's grave-yard. Another aged saint called to rest. Services by Jacob Culp, and Jos. Bixler, from 23rd Psalm.
Aug. 16th, in East Lampeter, Lancaster Co., Pa., of colic, PHARES, son of B.K., and Mary WITMER, aged 3 months and 16 days. Preaching by Adam Rank, and John Landis.
Aug. 13th, in Elkhart Co., Ind., ANNA VIOLA, daughter of Levi and Catharine ERNST, aged 1 year, 11 months and 28 days. Jesus said, "Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me; for of such is the kingdom of heaven." What a glorious promise! Services by Henry Shaum and Christian Christophel.
Transcribed by Donna Schrock Birkey, Illinois