Herald of Truth Obituaries - March, 1882

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Herald of Truth - Volume XIX, Number 5 - March 1, 1882 - page 77, 78


DITMAN.- January 25th, on the Haw Patch, LaGrange Co., Ind., at the home of his mother, of two weeks sickness of dysentery, Luther Ditman, aged 29 years, 2 months and 20 days. He leaves an aged mother, two brothers and three sister to mourn his early departure. He was beloved of all, far and near, and died in the hope of eternal life through a crucifed Savior.

KULP.- On the 2nd of February, in Bedminster township, Bucks county, Pa., of heart disease, Anna Kulp, wife of Abraham Kulp, aged 55 years, 11 months and 25 days. On the following Sunday she was buried in the presence of many mourning friends and acquaintances, at Deep Run Meeting-house, on which occasion Isaac Moyer preached comforting words at the house of the deceased, and Samuel Godschall at the burying place. The deceased was respected and beloved by all who knew her. Blessing to her soul! peace to her ashes! - Morning Star.

BERKHEISER.- January 29th, in Manheim, Lancaster Co., Pa., John Berkheiser, aged 78 years, 1 month and 18 days. Funeral on Feb. 1st. Text, Heb. 9: 27. Buried at Eberly,s meeting-house.

SHERRICK.- January 27th, 1882, in Elida, Allen Co., O., of bronchial consumption. Christian S. Sherrick, aged 27 years and 4 months. Buried the 29th at Sherrick,s meeting-house. The deceased was a consistent member of the United Brethren church, and gave evidence of a living faith in his Redeemer. Services by P. B. Williams.

HAGY.- February 6th, in Schoeneck, Lancaster county, Pa., Susan Hagy, aged 78 years, 7 months and 19 days. Funeral on the 9th. Text, Isaiah 38: 1. Buried at Schoeneck meeting-house.

REIFF.- January 20th, in Manheim, Lancaster Co., Pa., Jacob Reiff, aged 83 years, 11 months and 27 days. Funeral on the 24th. Text, 2 Tim. 4: 7,8. Buried at Hernly,s meeting house.

LEHMAN.- January 24th, in Spring Garden, Lancaster Co., Pa., of consumption, Sister Lizzie S. Lehman, wife of Amos Lehman, aged 34 years, 11 months and 9 days. Funeral on the 27th. Text, Rev. 22: 14. Buried at Krebill,s meeting-house. Her earnest desire that her only child might died before her was gratified. The child died on the 20th of January.


WADE.- December 9th, 1881, at the home of her sister-in-law, near Dakota, Stephenson Co., Ill., of nervousness, Ann Wade, aged 62 years, 8 months and 30 days. Services by C. Snavely, D. Kornhaus and A. Myers.

CORRECTION, published April 1, 1882 - In the Herald of March 1st, in the death notice which read "Ann Wade," the name should have been Susan Reber.


YODER.- Feb. 1st, at Arcola, Douglas Co., Ill., of typhoid fever, Joseph M Yoder, aged 35 years, 6 months and 7 days. Brother Yoder was ordained to the ministry in November, 1878.

HIGH.- Jan. 18th, at South Cayuga, Ontario, Mary High, aged 26 years, 4 months and 18 days. Sister High was married less than a year, and leaves a husband and a child to mourn their loss. But they need not mourn as those who have no hope; for she could say, "A little time on earth I spent, Till God for me his angels sent." A few days before she died she requested to be buried in South Cayuga. Services by C. Gayman and B. Warner. Text, Heb. 4: 9, 10.

HERSHEY.- On the 9th of February, 1882, in Lancaster Co., Pa., quite suddenly, of heart disease, Anna Hershey, of Gordonville, widow of benjamin Hershey, dec, d, of Paradise township, aged 69 years, 6 months and 30 days. She was a member of the Mennonite church for many years, and we hope our loss is her eternal gain. Services at the house of Jacob Brubaker, and at the meeting-house by Isaac Eby. Text, Heb. 9:27, 18.
Farewell, farewell, my children dear,
My voice on earth you'll no more hear;
But if you serve the Lord indeed,
In glory then again we'll meet.

OVERHOLTZER.- On the 14th of February, near Mifflintown, Juniata Co., Pa., Mary, wife of John Oberholtzer, dec,d, aged 88 years, 5 months and 23 days. She was in reasonable health until within six days of her death. She was a daughter of John Nicholas and Anna Barbara Walter, whose maiden name was Baub. She was the mother of six children, four sons and two daughters, who are all living. She was twenty-five grand-children, of whom twenty three are living, and three great-grand-children. She was a sister in the River Brethren church for many years, and respected as a Christian by all who knew her. She was buried on the 16th at the Lost Creek Mennonite grave-yard. Services by Jacob Shirk and Henry Yoder, from text Rev. 2:17; "He that hath an ear let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, with a new name written on the stone which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it."

GLICK.- Jan. 20th, near Leacock, Lancaster Co., Pa., Sister Barbara Glick, maiden name Hartzler, wife of Samuel F. Glick, aged 37 years, 11 months and 9 days. She suffered over two years of a a lingering disease of the lungs. She manifested much patience, hoping and praying for the time when God according to his own will should call her to the final rest. She leaves a sadly bereaved husband and two children to mourn her departure. She was a faithful sister in the Amish Mennonite church. Funeral services by Henry and John F. Stoltzfus. Text, 1 Cor. 4: 16-18.

HOCHSTETLER.- Feb. 15th, in Marchall county, Ind., Jesse Hochstetler, son of widow Elizabeth Hochstetler, aged 21 years, 6 months and 25 days. He was buried on the 17th, and his funeral was largely attended. Jesse took sick of lung fever on the 10th of February. According to his request he was baptized, but he lived only one day after his baptism. Funeral services by Jonathan Smucker, of Nappanee, Ind. Text, 1 Peter 1: 24, 25.

BURKHOLDER.- December 21st, 1881, in Ridgeville township, Henry Co., Ohio, of typhoid fever, Bro. Moses Burkholder, aged 44 years, 1 month and 25 days. He leaves a deeply bereaved widow and three children to mourn for him, but not as those who have no hope. Bro. Burkholder fully surrendered himself into the hands of God, and desired to depart and be with Jesus.

KAUFFMAN.- February 8th, 1882, in Morrison,s Cove, Blair Co., Pa., of the infirmities of old age, Preacher Henry Kauffman, aged 82 years, 11 months and 10 days. his sufferings, during the last few weeks of his life, were severe, but he bore them with patience and resignation. His joy and delight was to be in the presence of God,s children, and listen to the conversation of heavenly things, as well as speak of them himself. He had a strong and abiding hope in Christ, and was willing to depart and be with Him, which is far better. he was buried on the 10th, in the family grave-yard in the presence of many friends, relatives and neighbors. Funeral serviccs(sic) by Jacob and Herman Snyder. - Text, 2 Tim. 4: 7. Brother Kauffman moved from Lancaster Co., Pa., to Morrison,s Cove, Blair Co., Pa., forty years agao, where he united with the church. Some time afterwards he was ordained to the ministry. I do not know precisely how long he labored in the ministry, but I know it to be over thirty years. The last few years he took very little part in the services, but was regular in attendance when the weather was favorable, gave good counsel and assisted in keeping the church in order. His last meeting with the church was on the 6th of November, when he enjoyed his usual good health.

MINNICH.- Jan. 22nd, in Landisville, Lancaster Co., Pa., of membranous croup, Lizzie W., youngest child of Brother and Sister Simon B. Minnich, aged 1 year, 7 months and 24 days. Funeral on the 25th. Text, 1 Thess. 4: 13. Buried at Landisville meeting-house.


Transcribed by Betty Hartzler, Kansas

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Herald of Truth - Volume XIX, Number 6 - March 15, 1882 - page 93, 94


Mar. 15, 1882 Herald of Truth, p. 93, 94

RANNIE.- On the 29th of Jan., in Hay, Huron Co., Ont., infant of Samuel and Leah Rannie, aged 1 month and 29 days.

KARCHER.- On the 19th of Feb., in Hay township, Huron Co., Ont., widow Karcher, aged 88 years and 10 months.

GASCHO.- On the 17th of Jan., in Hay, Huron Co., Ont., Joseph Gascho, aged 89 years. He left an aged companion, and four children with large families. He was for many years a faithful member of the Amish Menn. church and an early settler of the township when the surrounding country was yet a wilderness.

MARTIN.- On the 24th of Feb., in Washington Co., Maryland, Sister Anna Martin, wife of Pre. John Martin, aged 71 years, 8 months and 4 days. She was buried on the 25th at Miller's Meeting-house, in the presence of a large number of relatives and friends. Discourses appropriate to the occasion were delivered by Jacob Oberholser, Adam Bear and Daniel Roth, from Heb. 4:9, and Rev. 11: 12, 13.
"Asleep in Jesus! blessed sleep,
From which none ever wake to weep;
A calm and undisturbed repose,
Unbroken by the last of foes."

PETER YODER, of Medina Co., Ohio, whose death we briefly noticed last week, was born in Lehigh Co., Pa., Jan. 7th, 1808, and came to this neighborhood twenty-eight years ago, and for several years lived on the farm now owned by John Smoyer, and then moved to the farm on which he died. He was married to his surviving widow 46 years ago, and 11 children - 7 sons and 4 daughters - were born to them, all of whom as living and all were present at the funeral. He became a member of the Mennonite Church early in life, and remained a faithful and devoted member, and for many years was a deacon in that body. he stood high in the estimation of the community. Was a devoted husband, a kind father, and beloved by all. He was sick for several months of pneumonia and other troubles and died Feb. 11th, aged 74 years, 1 month and 4 days. The funeral was largely attended on the 14th. Services by E. Hunsberger, assisted by M. Leatherman. - Wadsworth, Medina Co., Ohio, Paper.

YODER.- On the 21st of Feb., in Columbiana Co., Ohio, of bronchitis and dropsy, Sister Magdalena Yoder, widow of the late John Yoder, aged 72 years and 28 days. She was buried on the 22nd at Nold's Meeting-house, where appropriate services were held by Henry Beery of Medina county. She leaves three sons, three daughters and a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn their loss.

GASCHO.- On the 21st of Feb., in Huron Co., Ont., Veronica, wife of Pre. John Gascho, aged 41 years, 5 months and 9 days. Her infant babe was buried with her. She leaves a bereaved husband, eleven children and one grand-child.

DOMER.- Feb. 26th, near Blue springs, Gage Co., Nebraska, of pneumonia, Charles Alvin, son of J. and Martha Domer, aged 6 months and 7 days.

HAMILTON. - On the 2nd of March, at Columbus, Cherokee Co., Kansas of typhoid fever, Fannie Ann, wife of B. F. Hamilton, aged 21 years, 6 months and 24 days. Sister Hamilton was married only two months and two days; her maiden name was Miller. She was baptized last fall, and has lived faithful to her vow; and when she found that she must leave this world she admonished all her friends that they should so live that they might meet her in heaven. This is a loud call to her four brothers and two sisters, who have not yet professed to live for Jesus. Services by minister Apple in English and Michael Mtshler(sic) in German.

STUTZMAN.- On the 24th of Feb., in Fulton Co., Ohio, of inflammation of the bowels, Elizabeth, wife of Moses Stutzman, aged 54 years, 9 months and 15 days. She was a sister in the church and leaves a sorrowing husband and 10 children to mourn their loss. Her maiden name was Boller. She suffered only a few days. On the 26th she was buried. Services were held by C. Freienberger, J. Wyse, and C.S.Stuckey, from Matt. 26: 42-51.

SCHAD.- On the 23rd of February, near Archbold, Fulton county, Ohio, of the infirmities of old age, Joseph Schad, aged 83 years, 10 months and 19 days. He was a member of the Amish Mennonite church. He was buried on the 25th, on which occasion discourses were delivered by N. Kinig and C. Freienberger.

SCHAD.- On the 23rd of Feb., near Archbold, Fulton Co., O.,____, child of Joseph P. and Barbara Schad, aged 1 year and 16 days. buried on the 25th. Services by C. S. Stuckey.
(The last two mentioned were buried together at the same time near Lockport. The old brother was the child's grandfather.)

MARTIN.- On the 22nd of Feb., near Hopedale, Tazewell Co., Ill., Christian Martin, aged 76 years and 26 days. He was a peace-loving member of the Amish Mennonite church. He was buried on the 25th. Services were held at the house by John Naffziger, Joseph Springer and Christian Naffziger, and at the meeting-house by Noah G. Augspurger. He leaves a widow and four children.

KENEGY.- On the __ of February, Anna Maria, daughter of Solomon and Nanny Kenegy, aged 3 years, 4 months and 23 days. She was buried on the 17th, at the union Meeting-house in Logan county. Services by John P. Kinig and John Werri.

WEAVER.- On the 28th of February, in Cambria Co., Pa., of inflammation of the brain, Bro., Henry Weaver, aged 32 years, 1 month and 4 days. He was buried March 2nd at the Weaver Meeting-house grave-yard. He leaves a bereaved widow and three children to mourn their loss. He was a kind father and a faithful member of the church. The large number of people present showed the high esteem in which he was held by the community at large. Services by Samuel and Jonas Blough, from Isa. 40: 7,8.

CONWER.- On the 23rd of Feb., in Landsdale, Montgomery Co., Pa., Reuben, son of Samuel and _____Conwer, aged 4 years, 2 months and 5 days. On the 26th he was buried at Leidie's Grave-yard, where services were held at the house by English and by Pre. Dengler at the church, from Thess. 4: 13.

CLEMMER.- On the 26th of February, in Franconia, Montgomery County, Pa., on consumption, Sallie, daughter of Josiah and Sallie Clemmer, aged 17 years, 4 months and 13 days. She was sick about one year, when it pleased the king heavenly Father to relieve her of her sufferings, and we trust she is numbered with those who have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Services were held at the house by Jacob Gehman and Jacob Loux, and at the meeting-house by Henry Nice and Isaac Moyer, from Lam. 4: 21.

RISSER.- Feb. 18th, near Brunnerville, Lancaster Co., Pa., Bro. Christian Risser, aged 82 years, 11 months and 24 days. Funeral on the 22nd. Text, 1 Cor. 15: 58, 57. Buried at Hammer Creek meeting-house. Old Bro. Risser was a faithful Christian.

GROSH.- Feb. 27th, in Marietta, lancaster Co., Pa., of dropsy, Sister Elisabeth Grosh, aged 68 years, 11 months and 6 days. Funeral on the 2nd of March. Text, Phil, 1: 21. Buried in Marietta Cemetery. Sister Grosh was a kind and loving sister.

GARBER.- March 1st, in East Donegal, Lancaster Co., Pa., Bro. Christian S. Garber, aged 52 years, 8 months and 8 days. Funeral on the 4th. Text, Amos 4: 12. Buried at Bassler's Meeting-house. Many people gathered together to show their respect for the beloved brother.

HERNLY.- On the 25th of February, in Elkhart county, Ind., of membraneous croup, Warren C., son of Simon and Emeline Hernly, aged 2 years, 6 months and 2 days. The death of this dear child falls heavily upon the sorrowing mother. Only about six months age the husband and father was taken by the hand of death; now the only child is borne by angel bands to the bright realms beyond, and leaves the dear sister's heart burdened with double sorrow over her double affliction. May a Heavenly Father's love be a very present help in the time of need, and may this sad event lead us all nearer to the dear Savior. Truly says the Poet:
"Leaves have their time to fall,
And flowers to wither at the north wind's breath,
And stars to set - but all -
Thou hast all seasons for thine own, O death,"
Services by J. F. Funk.

MINNICH.- On the 22nd of January, in Landisville, Lancaster Co., Pa., of membraneous croup, Lizzie, daughter of Simon B, and Mary Minnich, aged 1 year, 7 months and 24 days.
"We loved this tender little one,
And would have had her stay,
But let our Father's will be done;
She shines in endless day."

LICHTI.- On the 20th of February, in Logan Co., Ohio, Peter Lichti, aged 42 years, 9 months and 18 days. He was a faithful brother in the Amish Mennonite church, and leaves a wife and two children. He was buried at the Union House in Logan Co. Services by John P. Kinig and John Werri.

Transcribed by Betty Hartzler, Kansas


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