Herald of Truth - Volume XV, Number 5 - May 1878, pages 89 and 90
MOYER.-CORRECTION.-In the death notice of S. F. Moyer's step-mother, it should read: "third wife of Saml. T., instead of S. F. Moyer. The preacher's name is A. K. Honsberger."
HALLMAN.-March 23rd, in Waterloo Co., Ont., of dropsy, Pre. JACOB HALLMAN, aged 74 years, 5 months and 4 days. He served as minister 42 years. He was much beloved by his neighbors, his fellow-ministers, and the whole church. He had peace with God, the church and his fellow man. He was firmly grounded on the Rock and Chief Corner-stone, Jesus Christ. His walk and conversation were what he preached, humility. He bore his sufferings with patience, and leaves a sorrowing widow and three married children to mourn their loss. The entire church and his fellow-ministers also feel that they have sustained a severe loss, but they feel confident too, that their loss is his eternal gain. He was buried on the 25th at Blenheim burying-ground, where a large number of people were present. As he himself had requested, Bro. Amos S. Cressman preached at the house and Moses Bauman and George Schmidt at the meeting-house, from the text which he himself had selected, 2 Tim. 4:6-8. The hymn sung was also his own selection from the Skippack Hymn Book, Page 273,
"Ich habe lust zu Scheiden,
Mein Sinn geht aus der Welt,"&
FUNK.-March 29nd, in Fairfield Co., O., of consumption, Bro. JOHN FUNK, aged 31 years, 2 months and 22 days. Buried on the 30th of March, at the Pleasant Hill grave-yard. He leaves a widow and 5 children to mourn their loss, but we hope their loss is his eternal gain. Bro. Funk was a member 9 years, he died in a blessed and sure hope and faith in Jesus. A day before his death he called his father, step-mother, brothers, sisters and neighbors to his bed, bade them farewell and admonished them to prepare to meet him in heaven. The night before his death he gave his wife the parting hand and farewell, I heard him say to her three times, "Do not weep, it is all well; I am going home to Jesus." A few hours before he died he told a sister that it seems so long till he can go. Funeral services by J. Good and B. Huber, from 1 Peter 1:25. Let us also be ready to meet brother Funk at God's right hand.
WEIDMAN.-March 17th, in York Co., Canada, of disease of the liver, ABRAHAM WEIDMAN, aged 54 years and 14 days. Buried in Weidman's burying-ground, where services were held by Joseph Berky, Chr. Risser, Samuel Huber and J. Baer, from the 90th Psalm.
WINEY.-March 14th, near Richfield, Snyder Co., Pa., of rheumatism, which went to the heart, from which she was sick about seventeen hours, Sister BARBARA WINEY, mother of Pre. Samuel Winey. She leaves a bereaved husband and 11 children to mourn their loss, but they mourn not as those having no hope. She was a shining light in the church, and her seat in the house of God was seldom vacant. Buried the 16th in the presence of many sympathizing friends. Services by the brethren, Jacob S. Graybill, and Wm. Auker. Text: Heb. 9:10, 11.
KAUFFMAN.-March 9th, in Juniata Co., Pa., of cancer, Sister NANCY KAUFFMAN, aged 84 years, 5 months and 1 day. She had been a sister in the church for fifty years. Funeral services conducted by Jacob S. and Wm. Graybill, from Rev 2: last clause of 10th verse.
GRAYBILL.-March 17th, in Snyder Co., Pa., of infirmities of age, MAGDALENA GRAYBILL, aged 80 years, 3 months and 7 days. Buried the 19th at Graybill's burying-ground. She leaves one son and one daughter to mourn their loss. Appropriate remarks were made by Samuel Winey, Thomas and Wm. Graybill. Text: Luke 21: last clause of 28th verse.
DILLMAN.-April 1st, in Pfoutz' Valley, Perry Co., Pa., JOHN DILLMAN, aged 2 years, 6 months and 25 days. Services by Samuel Gehman, and Wm. Graybill from 2 Sam. 12:23.
LEHMAN.-March 23rd, in Somerset Co., Pa., of consumption, Sister CATHARINE A. LEHMAN, daughter of Tobias and Nancy Lehman, aged 21 years, 4 months and 6 days. From childhood she manifested a good disposition, and Christian virtues, and in her sickness she gave her heart to God, and her hand to the church, and died in a living faith in Jesus Christ. She extended to her parents the hand of peace, who mourn not as those not having hope. Funeral conducted by Samuel Blough.
STAUFFER.-Feb. 26th, in Seward Co., Neb., in childbed, Sister MARY, wife of Joseph STAUFFER, aged 28 years and 25 days. She leaves a bereaved husband and three children to mourn their loss. Her child she took with her. She was a faithful sister in the Amish church. She bore her brief sickness with great patience. A very touching sermon was delivered on the funeral occasion by Joseph Gascho and P. P. Hershberger, from Lamentations 3: and Matt. 24:42-44. This family with his parents came to this place from Livingston Co., Ill., and in less than a month the sister was caller to her eternal home.
ROSENMAN.-Feb. 5th, in Somerset Co., Pa., Bro. HENRY ROSENMAN, aged 61 years and one month. Buried the 6th.
RODDY.-Feb 6th, in Somerset Co., Pa., a child of Bro. Samuel RODDY.
GINDELSPERGER.-March 19th, in Somerset Co., Pa., of apoplexy, Bro. PETER GINDELSPERGER, aged 67 years, 8 months and 3 days. Buried the 21st in the presence of a large assembly, who mourn their loss. Bro. Gindelsperger was a brother in the church and rejoiced to see two of his sons chosen to the ministry. Services by Samuel Blough and Moses B. Miller.
GINDELSPERGER.-April 3rd, in Somerset Co., Pa., of consumption, HENRY GINDELSPERGER, aged 24 years and 1 month. Buried the 5th at Thomas' graveyard. Funeral conducted by Samuel Blough.
HEISEY.-April 4th, near Elizabethtown, Lancaster Co., Pa., PHOEBE, daughter of John and Mattie HEISEY, aged 6 years, 3 months and 10 days. Funeral on the 6th. Text: Psalm 16:6.
MUMMA.-April 8th, near Maytown, Lancaster Co., Pa., of typhoid fever, JONAS MUMMA, aged 29 years, 4 months and 19 days. Funeral on the 11th. Text: John 5:25. Buried at Graybill's Meeting-house. A large concourse of friends gathered to pay their last tribute of respect. A solemn call.
BERNTHEISET.-March 24th, near Silver Spring, Lancaster Co., Pa., GEORGE BERNTHEISET, aged 82 years, 7 months and 22 days. Funeral on the 27th. Text: Psalm 90.
HERSHEY.-March 31st, near Mount Joy, Lancaster Co., Pa., ALLEN B., infant son of Bro. and Sister Benjamin D. HERSHEY, aged 10 months and 4 days. Funeral on the 2nd of April. Text: Mark 10:14. Buried at the Landisville Meeting-house.
WHITE.--April 1st, near Manheim, Lancaster Co., Pa., suddenly, PETER WHITE, aged 75 years, 2 months and 1 day. Funeral on the 4th. Text: Psalm 90:12.
WHITE.-April 3rd, near Manheim, Lancaster Co., Pa., EUGENE WHITE, aged 40 years. Funeral on the 5th. Text: Matt. 26:41.
SELLERS.-April 12th, at Seller's Station, Lancaster Co., Pa., JESSE SELLERS, aged 53 years and 12 days. Funeral on the 16th. Text: Psalm 103. Buried at the Old Brethren church near Manheim. The deceased was killed by the cars at Junction Station, Lancaster Co. His attention was drawn to cars approaching him in front, and was not aware of another train coming on behind, which struck and killed him. He leaves a deeply afflicted family to mourn his sudden death.
ALLBRIGHT.-April 15th, in Kinderhook, Lancaster Co., Pa., of cancer, Sister ELIZABETH ALLBRIGHT, widow, aged 75 years, 8 months and 26 days. Funeral on the 17th. Text: Psalm 34:19. Sister Allbright suffered about 2 years. Peace to her ashes.
BRUBACHER.-April 21st, near Old Line, Lancaster Co., Pa., of Catarrh fever, Bro. DANIEL BRUBACHER, aged 68 years. Funeral on the 24th. Text: Heb. 4:1, 2. Buried at Hernly's Meeting-house. Bro. Brubacher was a meek and faithful member of the church.
GEIB.-April 22nd, near Mastersonsville, Lancaster Co., Pa., suddenly, FANNY, wife of John GEIB, aged 64 years and 21 days. Funeral on the 25th. Text: Matt. 24:42.
MISHLER.-April 15th, in Conemaugh, Somerset Co., Pa., Bro. TOBIAS MISHLER, aged 68 years, 8 months and 5 days. Buried the 17th in the presence of a large number of friends and neighbors who sympathize with the bereaved family. He was a consistent member of the Amish Mennonite church. Sermon by M. B. Miller and Jonas Harshberger. Text: 2 Cor. 5:1.
HONSBERGER.-April 10th, in Lincoln Co., Ont., of heart disease, JACOB HONSBERGER, aged 78 years, 7 months and 25 days. Buried on the 12th at the Moyer meeting-house. Funeral services delivered by A. K. Honsberger. He was sick about 6 weeks.
GROSS.-April 11th, in the same place, SALOME GROSS, widow of the late Bish. Jacob Gross. She had been feeble for some time, and was taken with pain in the body and died in about 3 hours. Aged 81 years and some months. She was buried at Camden on the 13th.
MOYER.-April 14th, at the same place, infant daughter of Franklin W. MOYER, of brain fever, aged 1 year, 9 months and 2 days. Funeral on the 16th, buried at the Mountain meeting-house. Services from Rev. 20:12, by A. K. Honsberger.
LEHMAN.-March 28th in Mahoning Co., O., SARAH, wife of John B. LEHMAN, and daughter of Noah and Mary Blosser, aged 27 year, 5 months and 8 days. She was taken sick immediately after the death of her little brother (March 3rd) with bilious fever. She became much interested in the salvation of her soul and was received into the Mennonite church by the ordinance of baptism by Pre. Kolp. Soon after this she became unconscious and remained in this condition until death relieved all of her suffering. Funeral services by Pre. Kolp and Rohrer of Stark Co. Text: Luke 7:11-15.
SPEICHER.-April 15th, in Cambria Co., Pa., of diphtheria, JOHN, son of Henry and Catharine SPEICHER, aged 2 years, 1 month and 7 days. Buried in the family grave-yard. Sermon by Jonas Blough.
HAVOURD.-April 13th in St. Joseph Co., Ind., of brain fever, MARTHA, daughter of D. and Anna HAVOURD, aged 2 years, 9 months and 29 days. Buried at Shaum's on the 15th. Funeral discourse by J. M. Culbertson.
Little Martha's gone to rest
Calmly in the Savior's breast;
Here I'll rest from all my pain
Till, kind parents, we'll meet again.
KILMER.-April 17th, near Wakarusa, Ind., infant son of Philip and Anna KILMER. Buried at Shaum's. Remarks by J. M. Culbertson.
YOTHER.-March 22nd, near Blue Springs, Neb., of scarlet fever, ISAAC MANSFIELD, son of Jacob and Sarah Ann YOTHER, aged 2 years, 2 months and 13 days.
Transcribed by Nancy Regan, Washington.