Herald of Truth Obituaries - March, 1878

Herald of Truth - Volume XV, Number 3 - March 1878, page 35

LONGENECKER.-CORRECTION.-In the death notice of Levi Longenecker, in the last number, we gave the place of his death in Elkhart County. It should have been in St. Joseph County.

FRYMIRE.-CORRECTION.-In the notice of (Henry) Frymire, the minister's name should be Simons.

KAUFFMAN.-Jan 4th, in Lancaster Co., Pa., CATHARINE, daughter of Isaac and Veronica KAUFFMAN, aged 5 years, 8 months and 16 days.

ZEHR.-Jan. 6th, in Livingston Co., Ill., DANIEL, son of Chr. and Frany ZEHR, aged 4 years, 7 months and 2 days. Services by Christian Schloegel and John P. Schmitt. Bro. Zehr has lost six children by death within six months.

METZLER.-Jan. 7th, in Lancaster Co., Pa., Bro. CHRISTIAN METZLER, at the advanced age of 86 years, 10 months and 1 day. In the death of Bro. Metzler the church has lost a faithful brother. His labors of life are o'er, and he has gone to his reward. Peace to his remains.

NEWCOMER.-Jan. 11th, in Washington Co., Md., Sister NANCY NEWCOMER, aged 75 years, 4 months and 27 days. Funeral services by Daniel Roth and Adam Beam.

MILLER.-Jan. 12th, in Long Green, Md., of dropsy of the heart, Sister ANNA, widow of Moses MILLER, aged 72 years, 10 months and 12 days. For many years she has been a consistent member of the church. She died with bright hopes of peace and rest in eternity.

YODER.-Jan. 13th, in Bureau Co., Ill., of the infirmities of age, BARBARA YODER, widow of Joseph Yoder, aged 73 years, 11 months and 1 day. She leaves 4 children. She lived and died in faith. Services by Joseph Buercky from 2 Tim. 4:6-8.

LANDIS.-Jan. 16th, near Mt. Sidney, Augusta Co., Va., suddenly, of heart disease, CHRISTIAN LANDIS, of the Dunker brethren, aged 68 years, 9 months and 16 days. He was kind to the poor and needy, he did to others as he wished they should do to him. He leaves a wife and children to mourn his departure. Sermon by Isaac Long and Jacob Hildebrand from Psa. 119:59, 60.

STAUFFER.-Jan. 16th, in York Co., Prov. Ont., Bro. ABRAHAM STAUFFER Sr., aged 71 years and 8 months. He was sick about four months, which he bore with Christian patience. He expressed a readiness to leave this world for a better one. He leaves a greatly bereaved wife and 8 children to mourn their loss. Funeral services by S. Weaver, and J. Steckley. Text: Isa. 38: last clause of first verse.

SHADDINGER.-Jan. 23rd, in Elkhart Co., Ind., of bronchitis JOSEPH SHADDINGER, aged 40 years, 4 months and 26 days. He was a member of the baptist church. He leaves a bereaved wife and 2 children to mourn their loss. Burial at the baptist burying-ground in Locke Twp. Services by J. M. Culbertson from Col. 3:3.

SIERER.-Jan. 26th, near Richfield, Snyder Co., Pa., DAVID R. H. SIERER, aged 23 years, 7 months and 5 days. Services by Thomas Graybill and John R. Snyder, from Jn. 5:24.

KRAMER.-Jan. 27th, in Livingston Co., Ill., JOSEPH KRAMER, aged 25 years, 11 months and 8 days. Words of comfort were made by Christian Schloegel and John P. Schmitt.

SHENK.-Jan. 28th, in York Co., Ont., Bro. JACOB SHENK, at the great age of 97 years, 3 months and 27 days. He was born in Pa., and moved to Canada in 1802. He was a faithful brother unto the end.

WIDEMAN.-Jan. 28th, in Huron Co., Ont., Bro. JOHN C. WIDEMAN, aged 37 years, 10 months and 20 days. He was unable to do much for nearly three years. In October he took an ocean voyage, but received no benefit therefrom. After his return to his father's house, he looked to Him, who said "Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." A short time previous to his death he was received into the church.

ROTH.-Jan. 25th, in Jackson Pt., York Co., Pa., of Palsy, Bro. SAMUEL ROTH, Sr., aged 75 years, 1 month and 23 days. Services by Jacob Hershey and Samuel Moyer.

ERRENSELERS.-Jan. 30th, in Lost Creek, Juniata Co., Pa., JOHN W. ERRENSELERS aged 1 year, 7 months and 30 days. Buried at Lauver's church where appropriate remarks were made by John Landis and Wm. Graybill from 2 Sam. 12:23.

WITMER.-Jan. 30th, in Manor, Lancaster Co., Pa., of typhoid fever, sister MARY WITMER, aged 62 years, 11 months and 5 days. Sick one week. She died firm in the faith. Services by Amos Shenk, and Benj. Leaman from Matt. 24:44.

EBERSOLE.-Jan. 31st, in Clarence Centre, Erie Co., N. Y., LEAH R., daughter of Henry and Nancy EBERSOLE, aged 9 years, 9 months and 15 days. Services by Jacob Krebbiel and Nicholas Michael. Text: Matt. 18:13.

HUBER.-Feb. 1st, in Pickering Twp., Ont., suddenly, MARTIN HUBER, aged 23 years, 1 month and 7 days. In his youth he desired to accept the commands f the Savior, and we believe he will not regret it in eternity. Funeral remarks by Christian Reesor and others, from 2 Tim. 4:6,7,8.

MUSSER.-Feb. 2nd, near Richfield, Juniata Co., Pa., Sister ANNA MUSSER, widow of Chr. Musser, aged 57 years, and 1 day. Sister Musser has proven faithful to her promises to God before many witnesses, by living a Christian life. Services by Thomas, Jacob and William Graybill, from Rev. 7:16, 17.

BALLY.-Feb. 4th, near Roanoake, Woodford Co., Ill., of quick consumption, Bro. JOST BALLY, at the advanced age of 82 years, 10 months and 10 days. He desired to be released from this life to try the realities of the future, with a readiness to leave all in the hands of a just God. The funeral services were conducted by Jacob Kindig and Emmanuel Hartman from Rev. 13:14.

LANDIS.-Feb. 7th, in Mont Clare, Montgomery Co., Pa., JACOB B. LANDIS. Buried on the 11th at the Morris' Cemetery.

DIRSTINE.-Feb. 11th, in Montgomery Co., Pa., of disease of the stomach and bowels from which she suffered about four years, ESTHER DIRSTINE, wife of Henry Dirstine, aged 73 years, one month and 22 days. She was married in 1825 and lived with her husband over 53 years. She was the mother of three children, a son and two daughters. During the last two years she suffered severely from her disease, but endured all with christian meekness and in the hope of soon being able to obtain a better inheritance. Funeral services were held at the house by Abel Horning and at the meeting-house by Isaac Moyer and Josiah Clemmer from Rev. 7:14.

LATSHAW.-Feb. 11th, in East Coventry, Chester Co., Pa., Bishop JOHN LATSHAW, aged 73 years, 10 months and 7 days. He was in the ministry about 44 years, and bishop some 36 years. He was much beloved and respected by his neighbors and by all the brotherhood, and by all his fellow-ministers. He was firmly established and grounded upon the rock and corner-stone Christ Jesus. His conversation was always proper and seasoned with love. He was a good counselor in the conference of the ministers, and testified earnestly against the innovations of the times. May God bless his labors. Services were held at the house by Pre. Conner and John Hunsberger, and at the meeting-house by Josiah Clemmer and Andrew Mack from Rev. 13:14.

Transcribed by Nancy Regan, Washington.

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