Herald of Truth Obituaries - January, 1882

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Herald of Truth - Volume XIX, Number 1 - January 1, 1882 - page 14


CORRECTION. - In the December No., in the death notice of son of Jacob and Barbara Halder, read son of Jacob and Catharine Stalder.

In the notice of Maria Bosshart, instead of Nov. 7th read Sept. 7th.

MILLER. - Nov. 26th, near Neshannock Falls, Lawrence Co., Pa., Sister Anna Miller, widow of John Miller decd, aged 64 years, 7 months and 25 days. She was a sister in the the Amish church, and beloved by all. She leaves four children to mourn their loss.

KINIG.- In Logan Co., Ohio, Martha Kinig, widow of Chr. Kinig decd, aged 64 years, 9 months and 6 days. She was beloved and faithful sister in the Amish church. Services by John Werey and John P. Kinig.

GREBIEL.- Sept. 26th, in Logan Co., Ohio, Fanny, daughter of Daniel and Rachael Grebiel, aged 3 months and 14 days. Services by C. K. Yoder and David Plank.

KINIG.-Dec. 5th in Logan Co., Ohio, Wallace, son of Jacob Z. and Barbara Kinig, aged 6 months and 6 days. Sermon by Samuel Headings and J. P. Kinig.

BAUMAN.-Nov. 22nd, in Ontario, Sister Catharine Bauman, maiden name Wismer. She went from Chester Co., Pa., with her parents to Ontario, in 1800, and united with the church in 1812, married in 1813. She had 10 children, two of whom preceded her to eternity. Her age was 87 years, 7 months and 11 days. She was a widow 24 years. The funeral services were conducted by Jacob Woolner at the house and Elias Weber at the meeting-house from John 5:24, 25, and by the writer from Rev. 14: 6-13.

GERBER.- Nov. 18th, in Wayne Co., Ohio, very suddenly, Bro. Nicholas Gerber, aged 70 years, 10 months and 18 days. In the morning he went to the barn to do his work, and after he returned to the house suddenly expired. Funeral services by Chr. Sommer and Jacob Nusbaum from John 3: 16-21.

TSCHANTZ - On the 20th of Nov., in Wayne Co., Ohio, of diptheria, Clara, daughter of Christian and Maria C. Tschantz.

MILLER.- Nov. 21st in Tuscarawas Co., Ohio, of the infirmities of old age, Michael Miller, aged 83 years, 1 month and 16 days. Buried the 23rd. Services by Peter Bitschy and Christian Troyer.

FUNK. - On the 28th of November, in McLean Co., Ill., of the infirmities of age, Pre. Christian Funk, aged 82 years, 6 months, 1 day. He leaves 3 children to mourn their loss. He was a preacher 50 years. The funeral took place the 30th, at which time appropriate remarks were made by Christian Gingrich and Joseph Stuckey, from 2 Tim. 1: last clause of the 12th vers.

STUTZMAN.- Nov. 28th, in McLean Co., Ill., of malarial fever, Minnie Stutzman, aged 16 years, 6 months and 3 days. Buried on the afternoon of the 30th, at which time services were held by Joseph Stuckey, from I Cor. 15: 19.

STRUBHER.- Nov. 29th, in McLean Co., Ill., of dropsy, Valentine Strubher, aged 64 years, 2 months and 14 days. He leaves a wife and 8 children to mourn their loss. Funeral the 1st of December. Services by Peter E., and Joseph Stuckey from John 14:2.

GEHMAN.- On the 8th of November, in Montgomery Co., Pa., Sister Mary Gehman, maiden name Latschaw, wife of Pre. John Gehman, aged 95 years, 9 months, and 2 days. She was buried at Harsarders Metting-house on the 12th. Funeral services by J. Bechtel, A. Mack, and J. Meschter.

YODER.- Nov. 30th, in McLean Co., Ill., of malarial fever, Catharine yoder, aged 71 years and 6 months. She leaves 9 children to mourn her death. Her maiden name was Stuckey. She was buried on the 3rd of December. Funeral services were held by Joseph Stuckey from Philip. 1: 21.

MARTIN.- Nov. 11th, in Naperville, DuPage Co., Ill., Sister Fannie Martin, aged 90 years and 14 days.

WEIDMAN.- Sept. 1st, near Sporting hill, Lancaster Co., Pa., of consumption, Bro Michael K Weidman, aged 41 years, 6 months and 4 days. Funeral services were held on the 5th. He was buried in Sporting Hill grave-yard. Brother Weidman was an upright man, a kind husband, and a support to his aged parents.

LOW.- Sept. 21st, in Mount Joy, Lancaster Co., Pa., Sister Hettie Low, aged 41 years, 7 months and 1 day. Funeral services were held on the 24th. Text, Job 14:1, 2. She was buried at Stricklers Meeting-house. Sister Low endured many sorrows and trials, but continued to live a Christian life.

MILLER. - Oct. 9th, in Manheim, Lancaster Co., Pa., of diphtheria, Allen, youngest son of Bro. and Sister Moese G. Miller, aged 7 years, 11 months and 21 days. Funeral services were held on the 11th at Manheim. Text, I Thess. 4:13.

RAMER. - Nov. 9th, in Snyder Co., Pa., of old age, Joseph Ramer, aged 84 years and 4 days. Buried the 12th, at Kiser Church. Services by Thomas Graybill. Text, John 5:24.

KISSINGER. - Dec. 4th, in Snyder Co., Pa., of diphtheria, Anna Laura, daughter of Charles and Anna Kissinger, aged 8 years, 3 months and 24 days.

Dec. 5th, of diphtheria, Rebecca, aged 3 years, 1 month and 16 days. Both these children were buried the 6th, in one grave. Services by Thomas Graybill and John Arnt. Text, John 16:22.

RIEHL. - Dec. 8th, in Snyder Co., Pa., of consumption, Matilda, wife of West(sic) Riehl, aged 32 years 6 months and 23 days. Services by Thomas Graybill. Text, Rev. 19:9.

KESSLER. - Sept. 27th, in Rapho Tp., Lancaster Co., Pa., Catharine, wife of Andrew Kessler, aged 67 years, 11 months and 14 days. Funeral on the lst of October. Text, Rev. 14:13. Buried at Erismans Metting-house.

NOLT. - Sept. 30th near Silver Springs, Lancaster Co., Pa., Sarah N. Nolt, aged 32 years, 9 months and 8 days. Funeral on Oct. 3rd. Text, Isa. 38:1-6. Buried at Silver Spring Cemetery.

COBLE. - Oct. 1st, near Centerville, Lancaster Co., Pa., of Consumption, Bro. John Coble, aged 58 years, 9 months and 22 days. Funeral on the 4th. Text, Rev. 21:6, 7. Buried at Rissers Meeting-house.

ENGEL. - Oct. 6th, near Mount Joy, Lancaster Co., Pa., Fannie Engel, wife of Preacher Henry Engel, aged 70 years, 2 months and 23 days. Funeral on the 9th. Text, Rev. 7:16, 17. Buried at Cross Road Meeting-house.

HOSTETTER. - Sept. 22nd, near Manheim, Lancaster Co., Pa., Mary Hostetter, aged 78 years, 9 months and 11 days. Funeral on the 25th. Text, Isaiah 38:12. Buried in the family graveyard.

GEIB. - Sept. 24th, near Green Tree Meeting-house, Abraham, infant son of Henry and Lizzie Geib, aged 5 months and 29 days. Funeral on the 27th. Text, Ps. 39:5.

BRUBACHER. - Sept. 38th, near Brickerville, Lancaster Co., Pa., Anna, wife of Abraham Brubacher, aged 63 years, 8 months, and 27 days. Funeral on the 30th. Text, Isa. 40:5. Buried in the family grave yard.

SPAHR. - Nov. 17th, in Spring Garden, Lancaster Co., Pa., Sister Catharine Spahr, in her 57th year. Funeral on the 20th. Buried at Krabills Meeting-house. Sister Spahr was a faithful member of the Mennonite church.

SNAVELY. - Nov. 21st, at ______s(unreadable) Mill, Elizabeth Tp., Lancaster Co., Pa., Ellen, daughter of Bro. and Sister David H. Snavely, aged 3 years, 11 months and 10 days. Funeral on the 23rd. Text, Ps. 4:9. Buried at Hammer Creek Meeting-house.

SAYLOR. - On the 12th Nov., in Somerset Co., Pa., Bro. Jacob Sayler, aged 54 years, 4 months and 3 days. He was buried on the 14th at Thomas Meeting-house. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite church about 35 years. He leaves a bereaved wife, seven sons and two daughters to mourn their loss. The family lost a devoted husband and father, the church a worthy member, and the community an honest and upright citizen. Though his death is sadly felt throughout the entire community, we must all feel that what is to us a sad bereavement, is to him eternal gain. Funeral services by Jonas and Samuel Blough, from 2 Kings 20:1.

MISHLER. - On the 22nd Nov., in Somerset Co., Pa., Sister Susan, wife of Bro. Levi Mishler, and daughter of Bro. and Sister Tobias and Leah Weaver, aged 30 years, 9 months and 29 days. She was buried on the 24th in her fathers family graveyard. Her disease was consumption, of which she lingered for several years, and bore her suffering with patience to the end. When visited she smiled contentedly and expressed a willingness to die, having a living hope in her Savior. She leaves a husband and four daughters to mourn the loss of a faithful wife and dear mother. Funeral services by Jonas and Samuel Blough, from I Pet. 1:24.

KENSINGER. - Nov. 9th, in Elkhart Co., Ind., of spasms, Clarence, son of Joseph and Rachael Kensinger, aged 4 years and 8 months. Buried at Shaums Church. Services by H. Shaum and John Metzler. Text, Matt. 18:3.

STUTZMAN. - Nov. 25th, in Fairfield Co., Ohio, Bro. Henry Stutzman, aged 55 years, 10 months and 24 days. Buried the 27th. Services were held by Pre. Skinner in English, and Jacob Good in German. Text, Rom. 5:17. Bro. Stutzman leaves a wife and four children to mourn his departure.

KNISLEY. - In October, in Dunn, Haldimand Co., Ont., Susan, widow of John K Knisley, aged 76 years. Services by Leonard Hoover.

STUTZMAN. - Oct. 15th, in Noble Co., Ind., Lydia, daughter of Emmanuel and Magdalena Stutzman, aged 29 years, 10 months and 29 days. Buried on the 16th, in the Haw Patch Amish Mennonite Cemetery. Funeral Services by Isaac Smucker in German, and Jonas Hartzler in English. Text, John 5:24; Phil, 1:21. Her death was caused by a fall. On Tuesday morning Aug. 30th, at about 3 oclock, the family were aroused by a noice of some fallying object and the subsequent groans of a person in distress. Search revealed the fact that Lydia had fallen from an open window about 18 feet. It is supposed that she went to the window for cool air, the night being excessively warm and she not feeling well had fallen asleep while sitting at the window. In falling she struck her shoulders, severely injuring her spine. From that time till death she was totally paralyzed below the injury. During her afflictions she suffered much pain, especially the first several weeks, but she bore her afflictions with Christian fortitude. She had no desire to get well, but rather to depart in Jesus. She was a faithful sister in the Amish Mennonite church for several years, and during her afflictions she requested that meetings of prayer and singing be held at the house by the ministers and brethren. She departed as we believe in peace with God and man.

LONG. - On the 15th of December, at the residence of her son Jacob Long, in Elkhart Co., Ind., of the effects of a rupture, Sister Elizabeth Long, widow of _______ Long, formerly of Medina County, Ohio, aged 85 years, 3 months and 7days. She bore her suffering with great patience and fortitude. She put her trust in Jesus, looking forward in the hope of a blessed resurrection to the inheritance of Gods children in glory. She was buried on the 17th at Shaums burying ground, where appropriate services were held by Henry Shaum, C. Christophel and J. F. Funk.

HERR. - Oct. 11th, in Lampeter Township, Lancaster Co., Pa., of apoplexy, Bro. Elias Herr, aged 77 years, 4 months and 22 days. Funeral services were held on the 15th. Text, Amos 4:12. Buried at the Brick meeting-house. Brother Herr was a zealous Christian and a faithful member of the Mennonite church.

FAUBY. - Oct, 25th, near Ironville, Lancaster Co., Pa., of bronchitis, Sister Louisa Fauby, aged 51 years, 11 months and 14 days. Funeral on the 29th. Text, Rev. 7:16, 17. Buried at Silver Spring Cemetery. Sister Fauby was an affectionate sister in the church.

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SCHROOL. - Nov. 12th, in Juniate Co., Pa., Samuel J., son of Jacob and Maggie Schrool, aged 4 months and 7 days. Services by Thomas Graybill.

TROYER. - Nov. 23rd, in Clinton Tp., Elkhart Co., Ind., of typhoid fever of one weeks duration, Susanna, wife of Chr. J. Troyer, aged 29 years, and some months. She leaves a bereaved husband and 6 children to mourn their loss. She earnestly exhorted her children to be obedient to their father. She lived a Christian and died in full faith in Jesus Christ. Buried the 25th, when services were conducted by A. A. Miller and John L. Miller, from I Thess. 4:14-18.

MYERS. - Nov. 27th, in Lee Co., Ill., of brain fever, Netta, daughter of Abraham and Hannah Myers, aged 2 years, 11 months, and 12 days. She was buried at the Mennonite church near Sterling. Services by A. Ebersole, H. Nice, and J. Kornhaus. Text, John 16:16. This is the fourth death in this family inside of ten months.

WEAVER. - Oct. 22nd, in Juniata Co., Pa., Sammuel E., son of Sanuel and Susan Weaver, aged 4 days. Buried at Delaware Church. Services were conducted by Jacob

Kurtz from the words, "Let the little children come unto me."

STONER. - Nov. 8th, of the infirmities of old age, in Lost Creek Valley, Juniata Co., Pa., Abraham Stoner, aged 88 years, 2 months and 23 days. buried at Lost Creek grave-yard. Brother Stoner was a consistent member of the Mennonite church for many years. Funeral services by Wm. Graybill and George Myers.

SHELLENBERGER. - Nov. 12th, in Juniate Co., Pa., Mary Ann, daughter of Isaac and Elizabeth Shellenberger, aged 10 years, 1 month and 27 days. Buried at Lost Creek burying-ground, where many friends and relatives met to pay the last respect. Appropriate remarks were made by the brethren Jacob S. and Wm. Graybill. Text, John 16:33.

WERT. - Nov. 24th, in Juniata Co., Pa., infant of John and Lydia Wert, aged 1 month and 24 days. Buried at Lost Creek. Services by Wm. Graybill. Text, Philip. 1:21.

SNYDER. - Nov. 25th, in Snyder Co., Pa., of palsy, Pre. John K. Snyder, aged 81 years, 7 months and 14 days. He was buried the 30th in Graybills burying ground. Services by John Landis, Thomas Graybill and Robert Arnt. Text 2 Tim. 4:6, 7, 8. He was a minister 32 years, with the United Brethren. He preached eight hundred funeral sermons. He leaves a widow and 3 sons and 2 daughters, also grand-children to mourn their loss.

HELT. - Nov. 12th, in Manheim Lancaster Co., Pa., Jacob, son of Brother and Sister Hiram Helt, aged 5 years, 8 months and 6 days. Funeral on the 15th. Text, Luke 12; 32. Buried at Sporting Hill.

SNYDER. - Nov. 8th, in Snyder Co., Pa., of diphtheria, Agnes, daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth Snyder, aged 4 years, 11 months and 14 days. Services by Thomas Graybill, from John 16:16.

Transcribed by Betty Hartzler, Kansas

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ALLEN. - December 30th 1881, at his home in Elkhart, at 2 oclock in the morning, Dr. J. W. Allen, in the 71st year of his age. He was born in Vermont and brought up on a farm on the Genesee Rive, New York. He came to Elkhart in 1848, where he resided, and practiced his profession very successfully. The funeral took place on Jan. 1st 1882.

SHEARER. - On the 25th of Nov in Livingston Co., Ill., James A., son of Samuel W. and Elisabeth Shearer, age 4 months and 8 days. Services by B. F. Hamilton.

STAUFFER. - Oct. 11th, in Eden Tp., Lancaster Co., Pa., Sister Anna Stauffer, aged 76 years, 6 months and 24 days. She had a great desire to depart. Services by John Brubaker.

HARTMAN. - On the 6th of October, in Ashland Co., Ohio, of the infirmities of age, Preacher John hartman, at the age of 76 years, 6 months and 10 days. Buried the 8th in the preence(sic) of a large circle of relations and friends. Services by A. Dickey in English, and P. Trexel in German.

YODER. - Dec. 17th, in Champaign Co., Ohio, of typhoid fever, Nancy, wife of Chr. Yoder, aged 26 years, 2 months and 8 days. She was a beloved sister in the Amish Mennonite church. a deeply bereaved husband and two children are left to mourn their loss, but their loss is her eternal gain. She died in hope of the promised rest. Buried the 19th. Services by J. P. Kinig, and John Werey, from Job 19:25, 26.

MELLINGER. - Dec. 22nd, in Cumberland Co., Pa., quite suddenly, John Mellinger, aged 82 years, 4 months and 3 days. He went to the barn in the morning to feed his stock. His son soon found him sick, took him to the house, where he died in about an hour. Buried on Christmas. Services by Martin Whisler and Peter Wadle, from Matt, 24:42.

RICKABAUGH. - Oct. 18th, in Cumberland Co., Pa., Catharine Rickabaugh, aged 72 years, 4 months and 15 days. Services by Martin Whisler.

RITTER. - Dec. 13th, in Baltimore Co., Md., Bro. George Ritter, aged 29 years, 7 months and 2 days. He was butchering, and in the afternoon he was returning a scalding-trough he had borrowed, his horse became frightened, upset the cart, when Bro. Ritters shoulder was dislocated, and his neck broken. He was a brother in the Amish Mennonite Church. Funeral services by Lewis Yoder in English, and by Gideon Stolzfus in German from Mark 18:35-37.

MUMA. - Dec. 15th, in Springfield, Lancaster Co., Pa., of diphtheria, Hallie, daughter of Widow Ellen Mumma, aged 7 years. The mother and three of her children were also afflicted, and could not attend the funeral.

WEAVER. - Dec. 1st, at Mt. Clinton, Rockingham Co., Va., of diphtheria, Mary W., daughter of Pre. Samuel and Mary Weaver, aged 9 years, 11 months and 8 days. Buried the 3rd of Jan. 1882 at Mt. Clinton Church. Services by D. S. Heatwole and Jacob Hildebrand. Text, Matt. 9 : part of the 24th verse.

KULP. - On Nov. 19th, in Franconia, Montgomery Co., Pa., Elizabeth, wife of Abm. M Kulp. Her maiden name was Landis, aged 73 years, 1 month and 19 days. Services at the house by Henry Nice, and Christian Allabach at the meeting-house.

BARNES. - On Dec. 13th, in Montgomery Co., Pa., Susanna, wife of Peter Barnes, aged 78 years and 6 months. Buried on the 16th at Franconia. Preaching at the house by C. Allabach and A. Horning, and at the meeting-house by H. Godshall and Josiah Clemmer from Isa. 38:1.

SHERICK. - On the 14th of December in Allen Co., Ohio, Noah C. Sherrick, aged 29 years, 7 months and 18 days. He was buried on the 15th at Sherricks meeting-house, followed to the grave by many weeping friends and neighbors. Services by C. B. Brenneman and ____Williams. He leaves a bereaved wife and two children to mourn their loss.

SHANTZ. - Dec. 15th in Waterloo Co., Ont., of the infirmities of old age, Sister Catharine Shantz, wife of Joseph Shantz, aged 82 years, 7 months and 3 days. Buried the 17th in Martins burying-ground.

MILLER. - Dec. 20th in Waterloo Co., Ont. of cancer in the face, and old age, Bro. John Miller, aged 79 years, 6 months and 27 days. Buried the 22nd at Martins.

SCHNEIDER. - Oct. 17th in Berlin, Ont., widow of Joseph E Schneider, of a tumor in the body, aged 65 years, 8 months and 6 days. Buried at Christian Ebys burying-ground.

MARTIN. - Oct. 22nd in Waterloo Co., Ont., of typhoid fever, Mary, daughter of Bro. D. S. and Magdalena Martin, at the age of 19 years, 5 months and 16 days. Buried at Martins.

SHANTZ. - Nov. 20th, in Waterloo Co., Ont., of typhoid fever, Esther, wife of Bro. Daniel Shantz, aged 55 years, 5 month and 19 days. Buried at Schneiders.

EBY. - Nov. 20th, in Waterloo Co., Ont., of typhoid and puerperal fever, Mary, wife of Bro. Martin Eby, aged 45 years. She leaves a bereaved husband and 9 or 10 children to mourn their loss.

BAUMAN. - Nov. 22nd, in Preston, Ont., of the infirmities of age, Sister Catharine Bauman, widow, aged 87 years, 7 months and 11 days. Buried at Heges.

SCHNEIDER. - Dec. 20th, in Waterloo Co., Ont., of consumption, Bro. Enos Schneider, aged 26 years, 3 months and 25 days. He leaves a wife and two children. He desired to be released and be with Christ.

UNZICKER. - Oct. 14th, in Seward Co., Nebr., of dropsy, Valentine Unzicker, aged 58 years, 1 month and 29 days. A bereaved wife and 8 children are left to mourn their loss. Funeral services were held by P. P. Hershberger and Joseph Gascho.

JANTZI. - Nov. 18th, in Seward Co., Nebr., of inflammation of the lungs, Bro. Joseph B. Jantzi, aged 37 years, 5 months and 22 days. He leaves a bereaved wife and 6 children to mourn their loss. Services by Joseph Schlegel and Joseph Gascho.

BIRKY. - Dec, 18th, in Seward Co., Neb., Paul, youngest son of Joseph Birky, aged 8 years and 8 months. The family moved there only four months before this. The boy was at Joseph Gaschos over night, and on the morning of the 18th he, with Gaschos young son, started for home a mile and a half distant. When starting, Gascho told them to go to the bridge to cross the stream, but when they had gone young Birky determined to cross in the boat, and when near the shore they thought the boat would sink, and young Birky jumped out and was drowned. After a search of 28 hours the body was found. The Funeral took place the 20th, at the Amish Mennonite burying-ground. Services by P. P. Hershberger and Joseph Schlegel. Father, mother, two brothers and five sisters mourn their loss.

MILLER. - Jan. 1st, 1882, in Van Buren Tp., La Grange Co., Ind., Sarah, daughter of Jacob C and Elisabeth Miller, aged 1 year, 8 months and 5 days. Buried the 2nd, at the Pennsylvania School-house, where services were held by David S. Kauffman. Text, Matt. 19: 13-30.

LEHMAN. - Dec. 26th, in Windsor township, Tork Co., Pa., Mary, wife of the late Rev. Jacob Lehman, aged 77 years, 2 months and 24 days. Buried at Witmers Meeting house on the 29th. Funeral services by Daniel Witmer, Martin Root and Bishop Stauffer. Remarks from Heb. 4:9.

Transcribed by Betty Hartzler, Kansas


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