Herald of Truth Obituaries - October, 1877


Herald Of Truth - Volume XIV, Number 10 - October, 1877, page 165, 166

---William Janzen was killed by lightning in Kansas, the 14th of July, while herding sheep.

Sept. 1st, in St. Joseph Co., Mich., of dropsy, Sister SUSAN TROYER, aged 63 years, 4 months and 2 days. Sister Troyer had been afflicted for several months, but was able to walk out in the yard most of the time. During the last two weeks she failed very much, and nearly lost her sight. On the day of her death she ate dinner, rose from the table and went to her room and lay down. Her daughter, the only person living with her, hearing her making a noise, went to her room, and found her, as she thought in a fainting spell. Seeing a neighbor woman pass by, she ran and called her in, and when they came in, her pulse beat only a few times--her spirit had taken its flight. She was a devoted sister in the Amish Church, and she died as she lived--a sincere Christian. She was very patient during her affliction, manifesting a Christian spirit, and looked forward to the good pleasure of the Lord when she should be called to glory. She leaves 4 children and many friends to mourn their loss. J. J. Borntreger, Jos. Yoder, and Jos. Hoover spoke on the funeral occasion from 2. Cor. 4: 16, 18.

"Asleep in Jesus!' O how sweet,
To be for such a slumber meet!
With holy confidence to sing,
That death has lost his venomed sting"

Sept. 4th, on Pretty Prairie, LaGrange Co., Ind., JOHN, son of Levi and Salina MAST, aged 8 months and 25 days. Funeral discourse by Chr. Werey, and Peter Long, from 1 Peter 1: 24, 25.

Sept. 5th, in LaGrange Co., Ind., JACOB WEILER, in the 61st year of his age. He had been ailing for several months, and expressed a willingness to depart and be with Christ. He was a consistent member of the Dunker Church. Buried the 7th. The funeral was largely attended to pay the last tribute of respect to the departed. On the funeral occasion words of comfort were spoken to the mourners by David Truby assisted by others.

Sept. 7th, in Elkhart Co., Ind., LYDIA STAUFFER, wife of Henry Stauffer, aged 62 years, 5 months and 21 days. Sister Stauffer had been afflicted for some years, but during the last year she had much to suffer. Her hopes for the future, however, were especially bright and when she heard of the death of others, she often said, if she could only have gone with them. She was buried at Yellow Creek, on Sunday September 9th, where a very large concourse of relatives and friends followed her to the last resting place, Bro. Stauffer himself being unable to walk, on account of bodily infirmity, was carried after the corpse in a chair. Services Were* held by J. M. Christophel from Rom. 1:17, and J. F. Funk from Rev. 14: 13. We mourn her departure, but not as those who have no hope. *They capitalized it.

Sept. 10th, in Lincoln Co., Ontario, of contraction of the bowels, from which he suffered the most intense pain. ENOCH, son of John F. and Elizabeth RITTENHOUSE, aged 11 years, 4 months and 29 days. He was buried on the 11th at Moyer's Meeting-house, where funeral services were held by A. K. Hunsberger, from Matt. 24: 44. He appeared willing to go and be with those whom God loves.

July 29th, in LaGrange Co., Ind., CHRISTIANA ESCH, aged 4 years, 8 months and 8 days. Services by Henry Miller, J. J. Weaver and Levi Hoover.

Sept. 5th, in Elkhart Co., Ind., JAMES MONROE DAVIS, infant son of ----Davis, aged 5 months and 6 days. Buried at the Plains. Services by J. F. Funk.

August 24th, in Elkhart Co., Ind., of cholera infantum, IDA, daughter of David and Mary MILLER, aged one year, 4 months and 15 days. In all her affliction she would sing every morning till a few days before her death. Remarks by J.J. Weaver and Henry Miller.

Sept. 4th, in Kent Co., Mich., WILLIAM, son of Alexander and Francis STAHL, aged 3 years, 1 month and 23 days. Funeral service by John Speicher and George Long.

Aug. 5th, JOHN H. BUDD, son of ----- and Mary J. Budd, aged 1 year and 27 days. Buried on the 6th. Funeral services were conducted on the 2nd of Sept. by C. B. and G. Brenneman.

Sept. 13th, AMOS B., son of Benoni and Emma STEMEN, aged 9 months and 23 days. Buried on the 12th. Services by C. B. Brenneman.

Sept. the 6th, in Fairfield Co., Ohio, MARY BERRY, aged 79 years, 5 months and 21 days. She was buried the 7th at the Pleasant Hill Church. Funeral discourse delivered by Jacob Good from Job 14 : 14. "If a man die, shall he live again?" She had been a faithful member in the Mennonite Church for many years: she had been ailing for 18 months and was confined to her bed six months. She felt ready to go and be with her Savior. She has left many friends to mourn their loss.

July 18th, in Springville, Lancaster Co., Pa., ANNA MARY, daughter of Bro. Samuel and Sister Anna BURKHOLDER, aged 2 years and 17 days. Funeral on the 20th. Text: Mark 10 : 15.

July 27th, in Landisville, Lancaster Co., Pa., Bro. CHRISTIAN HIESTAND sen., aged 84 years, 8 months and 7 days. Funeral on the 30th. Text: John 5 : 24, 25.

Aug. 3rd, near Landisville, Lancaster Co., Pa., AMOS F., infant of David and ---- BRENNER, aged 22 days. Funeral on the 4th. Text: Matt. 18 : 3.

Aug. 5th, near Bachmansville, Dauphin Co., Pa., JOHN M. BRANDT, aged 2 years, 9 months and 10 days. Funeral on the 8th. Text : Job 14 : 12.

Aug 8th, near Churchtown, Cumberland Co., Pa., after a long sickness of dropsy, suffered with much patience, Sister MARIA NISSLEY, wid., aged 75 years and 18 days. Funeral on the 10th. Text: Psalm 31 : 5. Sister Nissley was a bright, shining light.

Aug. 16th, near Salunga, Lancaster Co., Pa., JOHN DAVIS, aged 2 months and 14 days. Funeral on the 18th. Text: Acts 17: 30, 31; Mark 10 :13--15.

Aug. 16th. on Sporting Hill, Lancaster Co., Pa., JACOB G. SWARR, aged 29 years, 9 mos and * days. Funeral on the 19th. Text: Rom. 6 :28. *I am not sure if it is an 8 or a 3.

Aug. 18th, Donegal Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., Sister, FANNIE SNYDER, wife of Bro. Jacob Snyder, aged 59 years, 1 month and 14 days. Funeral on the 21st. Text: John 5:24.

Aug. 18th, near Mount Joy, Lancaster Co., Pa., Bro. JOHN BRENNEMAN, Vet. Surgeon aged 63 years, 7 months and 23 days. Funeral on the 22nd. Text : Rev. 14 : 12, 13.

Aug. 23rd, near Petersburg, Lancaster Co., Pa., HARRY, son of Herny K. and Mary HALL, aged 3 years and 19 days. Funeral on the 25th. Text: Rom. 8 :15--17.

Aug. 24th, near Middletown, Dauphin Co., Pa., RAY, infant son of Saml. and ---- MUMAW, aged 2 years, 2 months and 14 days. Funeral on the 27th. Text: Psalm 90 : 12.

Aug. 25th, near Risser's Mills, Lebanon Co., Pa., : HENRY BLECHER, aged 51 years, 10 mos, and 10 days. Funeral on the 28th. Text: John 5 : 24.

Aug. 31st, near Sporting Hill, Lancaster Co., Pa., MARTIN WILLIS, infant son of Amos and Kate METZER, aged 1 month and 25 days. Funeral Sept. 2nd. Text : Mark 10 : 15.

Sept. 10th, in Mount Joy, Lancaster Co., Pa., of old age, Br. DANIEL ROOT, aged 83 years, 2 months and 10 days. Funeral on the 13th. Text: Job 7 : 1--3. Br. Root was a bright and shining light.

Sept. 13th, near Hellam, York Co., Pa., of typhoid fever, MILTON A. EMIG, age 24 years and 26 days. Funeral on the 16th. Text : Psalm 39 : 5,6. A loud call to the young people.

Sept. 19th, in Marietta, Lancaster Co., Pa., Bro. DAVID CASSEL, aged 77 years, 4 months and 12 days. Funeral on the 22nd. Text: Job 14 : 1,2.

Sept. 20th, in Manheim, Lancaster Co., Pa., Mrs. ELIZABETH STAUFFER, aged 47 years, 10 months and 7 days. Funeral on the 23rd. Text: Psalm 90 : 12 ; Jer. 17 : 17.

Transcribed by: Cheri Salz Illinois


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