Herald Of Truth - Volume XIV, Number 7 - July, 1877 pages 117, 118
March 25th, in Lower Salford, Montgomery Co., Pa., of the infirmities of age, Sister BARBARA STEIPER, aged 87 years, 7 months and 9 days. Buried the 28th at the Salford Mennonite church. Sermon by Isaac Clemens and Henry S. Bower.
Apr. 22nd, in the same place, JACOB A., son of Isaac and Anna CLEMENS, aged 5 months and 4 days. Services by Christian Allebach and Henry S. Bower.
May 23rd, in the same place of scarlet fever, JAMES G., son of John and Elisabeth WASSER, aged 3 years, 5 months and 26 days. Isaac Clemens and Henry S. Bower spoke from Sirach 2:4, 5.
On the 26th of April, in Jewell Co., Kansas, of Bronchitis and Asthma, JOHN H. DETWEILER, formerly from Montgomery Co., Pa., aged 61 years, 5 mos. and 14 days. On Sunday before his death he was baptized by John Snyder; on Wednesday he went two miles to visit his daughter and on Friday he was already numbered with the dead. Funeral services by John Snyder from Jn. 8:51. Let no one wait so long to begin the service of God, for now is the accepted time and the day of salvation.
May 20th, in Lancaster Co., Pa., Bro. JOHN HERTZLER, aged 61 years, 3 months.
May 26th, same place, Sister ELISABETH BURKHOLDER, aged 36 years and 11 months. She leaves a husband and 7 children to mourn their loss by her early departure. She was a tender mother here. And in her life the Lord did fear; We trust, their loss will be her gain, And that with Christ she's gone to reign.
May 15th, in Toamencin Township, Montgomery Co., Pa., of Dropsy, JOSEPH FREED, aged 6 days less than 46 years. He suffered one year with his disease. He was buried at Franconia Men, burying ground on the 18th. Funeral services at the house by Jacob Loux and at the church by Josiah Clemmer. Text: Lam. 3:58.
May 17th, in Bedminster township, Bucks Co., Pa., ABRAHAM MAYER, aged 82 years and 7 mos. On the 19th he was buried at Deep Run meeting-house, where a large concourse of people was present. He was beloved by all who knew him. Funeral services were conducted by J. Letter and I. Overholt at the house and Samuel Godshalk and Isaac Moyer at the meeting-house.
April 18th, in DeKalb Co., Ind., of lung fever, CLARA ETTA, daughter of John and Hannah COYLE aged one month and 27 days. Buried at Fairfield Center. Services by James Coyle and Eli Stofer.
May 28th, in DeKalb Co., Ind., Sister SARAH HAMMAN, widow of Abraham Hamman, aged 72 years, 1 month and 11 days. Services by Eli Stofer and James Coyle.
Apr. 13th, in Turner Co., Dakota Ter., of dropsy, PETER D. UNRUH, aged 3 weeks less than 80 years. Buried the 15th. Services by Peter Becker from 2 Cor. 5: 1--10. A large number of friends attended the funeral.
May 28th, same place, FANNY, daughter of Andrew and Mary KILLEFER, aged 9 months and 4 days.
May 23rd, in Franklin Co., Ohio, Sister CATHARINE STEMEN, aged 75 years, and 13 days. She became paralyzed, and was confined to her bed over seven years. She had been a faithful sister for 55 years. She leaves 8 children, 56 grand-children, and 23 great grand-children. Buried the 25th. Funeral services by Jacob Bowman, from Philip. 1:23.
May 20th, in Hatfield, Montg. Co., Pa., of sore throat, GEORGE M., son of Elias S., and Elisabeth DELP, aged 5 years, 10 months and 16 days. Funeral services by Joel Rosenberger, Jonas Price and Josiah Clemmer.
May 17th, in Line Lexington, Montg. Co., Pa., ABRAHAM F. CLEMMER, aged 65 years. May 8th, in Hilltown tp., Bucks Co., Pa., JACOB, aged 8 years, 5 months and 22 days; also on the same day, WILSON, aged 1 year and 14 days; both died of sore throat, and were children of Ephraim and Susanna MOYER. Buried at Perkasee burying-ground the 11th, at which time Abm. F. Moyer and Isaac Oberholtzer spoke words of comfort.
May 19th, in Franconia, Montg'y. Co., Pa., son of Elisas BECHTEL, aged 3 years and 1 month. On the funeral occasion edifying remarks were made by Josiah Clemmer and Henry Nice.
May 27th, in Elkhart, Ind., of consumption, MATILDA DAUB, wife of Samuel Daub, aged 50 years and 3 months. She had been lingering for several months, and finding her strength gradually wasting away, she became deeply concerned for the welfare of her soul and sought the Savior with earnestness, and we hope her prayers were heard and answered, and that she has gone to join the great multitude who have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. She leaves a sorrowing husband, two children and many friends to mourn their loss, but she has "only gone before." Services by J. Hoffman and C. C. Beyrer from Philip. 2:12.
May 21st, in Elkhart Co., Ind., WILLIAM HENRY, son of Noah and Nancy METZLER, aged 3 months and 29 days. Funeral services by James M. Culbertson and Jacob Buzzard. Text: "Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of heaven." Our darling Henry sleepeth The slumber of the blest, Unmindful of our mourning, He peacefully doth rest.
On the 23rd of May, in Elkhart, Ind., of Small pox, ALICE HELM, daughter of William and Rachael Helm; aged 13 years, 5 months and 12 days. Funeral services were held on Sunday, June 10th, in the Mennonite church, in Elkhart, by J. F. Funk from Ps. 119: 75. It was a severe affliction to the bereaved parents, but they have the assurance that all things work together for good to those that love God.
May 27th, in StJoseph Co., Ind., of Colic, BENJAMIN SEESE, aged 55 years, 8 months and 26 days. Buried at Shaum's burying-ground followed by a large concourse of friends and relatives. Services by J. A. Beutler, H. Shaum and J. M. Culbertson.
May 31st, in Philadelphia, Pa., of consumption, ISAIAH M. HUNSBERGER, formerly of Hilltown, Bucks Co., Pa., aged 27 years, 1 month and 26 days. Buried at Perkasee Mennonite burying-ground.
On the 4th of June, CATHARINE BELTZ, who had suffered about eight years of cancer, fell asleep in Jesus, in Gnadenau, Marion Co., Kansas. On account of the condition of the body and the warm weather she was buried in the Gnadenau burying-gound on the 5th. Services were held from Job 14:1, 2.
June 9th, in Whiteside Co., Ill., Sister BARBARA SNAVELY, widow of Jacob Snavely, aged 78 years, 9 months and 29 days. Buried the 11th, at the old Mennonite burying-ground at Sterling. Funeral services by H. Nice, A. Ebersole, and A. Snavely from Philip. 1:23.
June 16th, near Nappanee, Elkhart Co., Ind., CATHARINE STAHLEY, maiden name Yoder, wife of Peter Stahley, aged 30 years, 9 months and 18 days. She leaves a deeply bereft husband and two children to mourn their loss. Funeral services by Jonathan Smucker, and M. E. Kreider.
June 16th, in West Lampeter, Lancaster Co., Pa., at her son-in-law's, Andrew Herr, ELISABETH HESS, widow, of paralysis in her head, aged 67 years, and 2 months. She was a devoted member of the old Mennonite Church for over thirty years. In her sickness she often longed to go home; and toward the last, wondered why it goes so long, but she bore all patiently, and said God's will be done. She was reconciled to all, and said she is going home. Funeral on the 19th. Buried at the Brick Mennonite meeting-house near Willow Street. Services by Benjamin Herr in the German and Amos Herr in the English. Text: Rev. 7:16, 17.
Transcribed by: Cheri Salz, Illinois