Herald of Truth - Volume XV, Number 1 - January 1878, pages 16 and 17
WOODS.--FATAL ACCIDENT. In Grundy County, Illinois, on Sunday Dec. 16th, George Woods, a brother-in-law to Pre. Samuel Yoder, of South Bend, Indiana, was thrown from a horse, and in the fall had his collar bone broken and a blood vessel ruptured, so that he died from his injuries twelve hours after the accident. Sister Yoder started for the residence of her brother, but arrived too late even for the funeral. Truly there is but a step between us and death. How soon, alas, the strength of manhood's years must drop, like a withering flower, into the stillness of the grave. "Therefore be ye also ready, for in such an hour as ye think not, the Son of man cometh."
MARTIN.-CORRECTION.-In the notice, in Dec., of the death of Isaac, one of the children of George Martin, Sept. 21st, his age should have been 3 years, and 5 months, and not as stated.
MAST.-Nov. 18th, near Benton, Holmes co., Ohio, Bro.
ABRAHAM MAST, SR., aged 75 years, one month and 27 days. He was
sick about five weeks, but confined to his bed only two days.
Thus another saint has gone to his everlasting rest. He was a
brother in the Amish Church. His life was a continuous chain of
deeds of charity, and though dead, he yet speaketh. He will be
missed by all who knew him, and by none more than by his aged
and enfeebled companion. O what a comfort in the thought that
our loss will be his everlasting gain! He lived the life of a
Christian, and as such his light shone all around. He brought
up a family of seven daughters, one of whom was called away before
him. Buried in the presence of a very large concourse of relatives
and friends. Funeral services were conducted by John K. Yoder,
of Wayne co., and A. Mast and David Beachey.
"Life's labor done as sinks the clay,--
Light from the load the spirit flies,
While heaven and earth combine to say,--
How blest the righteous when he dies."
BUZZARD.-Dec. 8th, in Louisa co., Iowa, of the infirmities of age, MICHAEL BUZZARD, aged 83 years less three days. Deceased was born Dec. 11th, 1794, near Fountain Inn, Bucks co., Pa. He moved to Iowa in 1867 to spend his remaining days with his children. He leaves 6 children, 26 grand, and 14 great-grand-children to mourn their loss. Buried the 11th. Services by W. Klinefelter from Job 5:26.
LEHMAN.-Oct. 10th, in Mahoning co., Ohio, Widow Sister BARBARA LEHMAN, of the infirmities of aged, aged 80 years, 4 months and 26 days. Buried at Nold's burying-ground the 11th. Services were conducted by Joseph Bixler and Jacob Kolb, from Rev 14:13.
BRENNEMAN.-Dec. 8th in Allen co., Ohio, Sister NANCY, wife of Joseph BRENNEMAN, aged 35 years, 6 months and 25 days. She was sick one week. She expressed readiness to leave this world to reach a better one. She leaves a stricken husband and 5 children to mourn their loss. May this sore affliction work unto them for good. Funeral services by C. Culp and D. Brower. Text, Rom. 8:28.
Transcriber's note: There are two obituaries for Mrs. Brenneman, which apear to be for the same person (see below). They are slightly different in content [all the facts do agree, though].
BRENNEMAN.-Dec. 8th, in Allen county, Ohio, Sister NANCY, wife of Bro. Joseph BRENNEMAN, aged 35 years, 6 months and 25 days, having been sick about one week. Was buried on the 9th. She expressed herself willing and ready to leave this world of trouble, hoping to meet a better one. She left a stricken down husband and 5 children to mourn her departure. May God grant that this sore affliction may work unto them for good. Funeral services by C. Culp, and D. Brower. Text: Rom. 8:28.
Dearest mother, thou hast left us,
Here thy loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God that hath bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal.
STREID.-Oct. 25th, in Livingston co., Ill., BENJAMIN, only son of Jacob and Catharine STREID, aged 3 months and 10 days. Sermon by Jos. Gascho and John P. Schmitt, from Isa. 55:8.
WAGLER.-Nov. 30th, in Livingston co., Ill., very suddenly, MAGDALENA WAGLER, aged 74 years and 20 days. Her disease was bronchial consumption. Buried Dec. 2nd, followed to the grave by many to pay the last tribute of respect. She was a beloved sister of the Amish Mennonite Church. She was at communion on Sunday previous, and said, that would be the last time she would partake. Services by Joseph Gascho and J. P. Schmitt.
PLANK.-Nov. 20th, in Caroline co., Md., of consumption, SAMUEL PLANK, formerly of Salisbury, Lancaster co., Pa., aged 64 years and 27 days. His remains were brought to his son Joseph, at his former residence. Buried the 23rd. Services by Isaac Eby and Gideon Stoltzfus.
WENGER.-Nov. 8th, near Dayton, Rockingham co., Va., of croup, AMOS T. son of John and Mary WENGER, aged 3 years and 4 months and 13 days. Services by Jacob and Joseph Driver. He loved to be alone, and when new clothes were made for him, said he did not need them. Two weeks before his death. on hearing the minister say that he wondered who would be the next to be called away, he began to weep. May the bereaved parents receive comfort from the God in whom they trust.
DILLER.-Oct. 31st, in Allen Co., Ohio, Sister BARBARA DILLER, aged 85 years, 4 months and 10 days. Sister Diller was received into the Mennonite church by baptism in 1811, and has continued faithful unto the end, serving her God for 66 years. What a beautiful example is this, and what encouragement for the young. She leaves four children to mourn their loss.
MILLER.-Nov. 29th, in LaGrange Co., Ind., of diphtheria, JOSEPH E., son of Moses and Elisabeth MILLER, aged 1 year, 2 months and 22 days. Services by J. J. Weaver, and Christian Miller. The same parents lost their oldest child eight days before, 11 years, 10 months and 22 days.
Transcriber's note: In this Miller obituary, the deaths of two children are mentioned, one Joseph E. and one not named.
GARBER.-Nov 13th, in Elkhart Co., Ind., a son of Jacob and Lucy GARBER, aged 11 years, 4 months and 16 days. Buried the 14th, at the Clinton Church. Services by H. A. Miller and J. J. Weaver.
WOODS.-Nov. 15th, in LaGrange Co., Ind., son of Robert and Elisabeth WOODS, aged 3 years and 4 months. Services by D. Hochstettler and J. J. Weaver.
DRIVER.-Nov. 22nd, in Rockingham Co., Va., of hemorrhage of the lungs, Bro. JACOB DRIVER. He was sick only two days. He was buried at Mt. Clinton Church-yard, and notwithstanding the heavy rain, a vast multitude attended the funeral to show their tribute of respect. Services by the brethren Samuel Coffman, Daniel and Gabriel H. Coffman, from Rev. 14:13.
DENLINGER.-Oct. 17th, in West Lampeter, Lancaster Co., Pa., of typhoid fever of nine days sickness, Bro. MARTIN J. DENLINGER jr., aged 39 years, 10 months and one day. He leaves a bereaved widow and ten children to mourn their loss. Buried the 20th at Mellinger's grave-yard. Services by Elias Groff and Christian Herr, from Jn. 5:24, 25.
DENLINGER.-Nov. 27th, at the same place, after a sickness of twelve days, Sister BARBARA, wife of Martin DENLINGER, aged 63 years, 8 months and 14 days. A bereaved husband and one daughter are left. Buried the 29th at Mellinger's. She bore her sufferings with Christian fortitude until it pleased God to release her. She was a faithful sister about forty years. Sermon by David Buckwalter and Benjamin Herr, from Rev. 7:16, 17.
SPRUNGER.-Nov. 29th, near Berne, Adams Co., Ind., Sister BARBARA SPRUNGER, aged 80 years, 11 months and 10 days. Services by Peter Neuschwander and S. S. Sprunger, from Job 11:4.
SHUPE.-Aug. 30th, in Marion Co., Kansas, MARTHA O., daughter of Emmanuel and Anna SHUPE, aged 1 year and 5 months. Buried the 31st at Hornberger's. Funeral services by Henry Hornberger and John Evers, from Isa. 40:6-8.
HEATWOLE.-Oct. 17th in Marion Co., Kansas, of diphtheria,
ANNA F., daughter of R. J. and Margaret HEATWOLE, aged 2 years,
and 3 days.
Dear Anna, thou art gone
To the happy land above,
We know that thou art safe
With Jesus whom we love.
EVERS.-Oct. 25th, in Marion Co., Kansas, of diphtheria,
DANIEL E., son of John EVERS, aged 5 years, 5 months and ---days.
Since it was hard to part
With a beloved son,
Do Thou give grace to say,
Father, thy will be done.
STAUFFER.-Nov. 12th, near Lititz, Lancaster Co., Pa., Sister MARIA STAUFFER, widow, aged 67 years, 4 months and 10 days. Funeral on the 15th. Text: 2 Kings 20:1. Burial at Erb's meeting-house.
HAMAKER.-Nov. 17th, near Petersburg, Lancaster Co., Pa., after a lingering sickness, Sister FANNY HAMAKER, widow, aged 66 years, 6 months and 27 days. Funeral on the 20th. Text: Heb. 4:9, 10. Buried at Petersburg meeting-house. A large circle of friends and relatives gathered together to pay the last tribute of respect to the deceased. Sister Hamaker was a consistent Christian. Her mother-Sister Forry-is still living, aged 103 years.
SHREINER.-Nov. 19th, near Petersburg, Lancaster Co., Pa., of diphtheria, JECOB SHREINER, aged 13 years, 2 months and 12 days. Funeral on the 21st. Text: Rev. 3:19,20.
NISSLEY.-Nov. 22nd, in Dauphin Co., Pa., of pneumonia, MARTIN NISSLEY, aged 58 years, 7 months and 2 days. Funeral on the 25th. Text: Rom. 1:16,17.
GROFF.-Nov. 25th, near Petersburg, Lancaster Co., Pa., MARTIN GROFF, aged 74 years, 9 months and 14 days. Funeral on the 28th. Text: Amos 4:12. Buried at Petersburg meeting-house.
YOUNG.-Dec. 7th, in Donegal Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., suddenly, MRS. MARTHA YOUNG, aged 66 years, 10 months and 3 days. Funeral on the 10th. Text: Heb. 9:27,28; 2 Kings 20:1.
BRANDT.-Dec. 14th, near Union Square, Lancaster Co., Pa., CATHARINE BRANDT, Widow, aged 81 years, 9 months and 28 days. Funeral on the 18th. Text: Isaiah 38:1. Buried at Hernley's Meeting-house.
KRATZ.-Nov. 30th, in Franconia, Montgomery Co., Pa., of Dropsy, wife of John E. KRATZ, aged 37 years, 4 months and several days. She leaves a bereaved husband and two children. Buried at Franconia Church, at which opportunity Henry Nice and Josiah Clemmer made edifying remarks.
WEAVER.-Dec. 16th, in Union Tp., Elkhart Co., Ind., DANIEL, infant child of Emmanuel and Martha WEAVER, aged 11 days. Buried on the 17th. Services by Jonathan Smucker, from Matt. 19:13,14.
Transcribed by: Nancy Regan, Washington