Herald of Truth Obituaries - October, 1882

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Herald of Truth - Volume XIX, Number 19 - October 1, 1882 - p 302

Hoover.- August 17th, near Intercourse, Lancaster Co., Pa., of dysentery, Laura Catharine, aged 4 months and 28 days. August 21st, Clarence Wenger, aged 2 years and 19 days, only children of Brother Amos and Sister Fianna Hoover. Funeral services were held at Hershey's by Bishop Isaac Eby. Text at the first funeral, The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want, and at the latter, Romans 8:28. the loss of these little ones fell heavily upon the parents, and many friends sympathize with them in their bereavement. May they say, "Not my will, but thine, On Lord, be done."
Lovely Laura, thou wast too fair,
In this world to stay:
So God in mercy carried thee home,
To dwell with him in endless day.
A little son was ours awhile,
He was our grateful pride;
We loved him, ah, perhaps too well,
For soon he fell asleep and died.
Go, little loved one, go,
A parent's heart can tell,
And none but they can fully know,
How hard it is to say farewell.

SCHNAVELY.- August 27th, near Intercourse, Lancaster Co., Pa., of dysentery, Magdalena, daughter of Bro. Moses and Sister Susan Schnavely, aged 5 years, 5 months and 6 days. Funeral services were held at Hershey's church, by Jonas Martin of Weavland, followed by Isaac Eby.
Little Lena, dear and lovely,
Thy vital spark has fled;
We watched her very closely,
While upon her dying bed;
But alas! the ebbing tide
Swept dear Lena from our side
To her eternal bliss,
Where all is joy and happiness.

LEAMON.- Agusut 22nd, Iven, only son of Bro. Amos and Sister Lizzie Leamon, aged 2 months and 18 days. One year ago they buried a little daughter. Funeral services were held at Hershey's church by Bishop Isaac Eby. Text, the latter clause of Gal. 3:14.
"Another sweet flower has withered,
A gem from the casket set free;
A lamb in the flock of our shepherd,
Who has said, Let him come unto me."

BRACKBILL.- August 25th, near Kinzer's Station, Lancaster county, Pa., of dysentery, Magdalena, youngest daughter of Bro. Benjamin and Magdalena Brackbill, aged 31 years, 8 months and 6 days. Funeral services were held at the house by Bishop Isaac Eby, who preached an appropriate sermon from the first clause of Ruth 1:21. This young firend, like many other, spent nearly all her days like the prodigal son, away from the Father's house. When she was stricken down upon her bed of sickness, and saw that death was near, she also saw the necesity of making preparation to meet her God. So she sought her Savior, was baptized, and received as a sister in the Mennonite church.

HERSHEY.- Sept. 9th, Annie, daughter of Pre. Jacob Hershey, of Dover, York county, Pa., aged 14 years, 2 months and 14 days. Funeral at Hershey's Meeting house. Services by S. I. Roth and Isaac Kauffman from Matt. 9:21.

SWOPE.- Sept. 12th, at Dale Enterprise, Rockingham Co., Va., Hugh A. Swope, aged 67 years, 4 months and 26 days. He was buried in Garber's graveyard, where a large number of friends were assembled to pay their last tribute of respect to the memory of their departed friend. Funeral services were conducted by Daniel S. Heatwole, Samuel Sanger, and Solomon Garver. Text John 11:25.

STAUFFER.- August 7th, near Witmer Station, Lancaster Co., Pa., Aaron W., son of Amos P. and Elizabeth Stauffer, aged 1 year, 1 month and 7 days.
Jesus took this little lamb,
In his dear arms to sleep;
He was too fair and lovely
For this vain world to keep.

GINDLESPERGER.- Aug. 26th, in Somerset Co., Pa., Rachel Gindlesperger, aged 76 years and two months. She was buried in the family graveyard, where a large number of friends were assembled to pay their last tribute of respect to the memory of the departed. She was member of the Mennonite Church for many years. Two of her sons are in the ministry of her church. She was the mother of eight children, 29 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren. For over a year she was very feeble in mind and body occasioned by a stroke of palsy. Funeral services by Samuel and Peter Blough.

MILLER.- June 28th, in Holmes Co., Ohio, Nancy Miller, aged 76 years and 5 months. She was sick nine years of heart disease. She died in the hope of a better home. Services by David Bitchy in German and Isaiah Hostetler in English.

HAMSHER.- Sept. 12th, near Panama, Marshal Co., Ind., very suddenly, Bro. Solomon Hamsher, aged 53 years, 7 months and 11 day. Bro. Hamsher worked hard all day, and in the night, his wife waking, thought he breathed hard. She spoke to him, but received no answer; on striking a light she saw that he was dying. Buried on the 14th. Services by J H Zellers and Jonathan Schmucker.

LONGENECKER.- July 31st in Manheim, Lancaster Co., Pa., Samuel Longenecker, aged 80 years, 2 months and 14 days. Funeral on the 2nd of August. Text, Matt 25:21. Buried in Manheim cemetery.

HABECKER.- August 11th, in Springville (Florin), Lancaster Co., Pa., Sister Tillie R., wife of Bro. Joseph Habecker, aged 23 years, 8 months and 10 days. Funeral on the 14th. Text, 1 Cor. 15:21, 22. Buried at Krabill's meeting house. A deeply afflicted husband, two little children, and a host of friends and nighbors assembled together upon the solemn occasion. A solemn call. Sister Habecker has a strong confidence in the promises in God's Word.

RUHL.- August 26th, near Colebrook, Lebanon Co., Pa., Joseph Ruhl, aged 76 years, 11 months and 24 days. Funeral the 29th. Text, Deut. 34:5, 6. Buried at Gantz's church, Lancaster Co., Pa.

GOOD.- May 8th, near Ida City, Iowa, Albert C. Good, of Lancaster Co., Pa. Funeral on September 3rd, in Florin, Lancaster Co., Pa. Text, Heb. 9:27. The dec'd died of smallpox. One of his brothers was also sick of the same disease, but is well again. The parents awaited the recovery of the second son, hence the reason that the funeral was delayed so long.

BLOUGH.- On the 9th of September, near Middlebury, Elkhart Co., Ind., of internal injuries, Adam, son of David Blough, aged 18 years, 7 months and 21 days. Funeral services by Eli Miller and Isaac Bergy. This was a youth of much promise. He was obedient and had formed excellent habits. A sad loss to his father was occasioned by his untimely death, since his expectations were fixed upon him with especial interest. The mother died three years ago, and the half of the family have now crossed over to the other world - the mother and five children - leaving the father and five children to wait a little longer.

MILLER.- On the 19th of September, near Middlebury, of cholera infantum, only daughter of Eli Miller, aged 9 months and 23 days. This bereavement leaves the home lonely with only the father, mother, and one son. Funeral at Clinton church.

WAY.- On the 16th of August, in Waynesboro, Rockingham Co., Virginia, of typhoid fever, Susan F., wife of Russell F Way, and eldest daughter of David and Hettie Hildebrand, aged 39 years and 6 months. She had been in feeble health for some time, and when attacked by fever, her exhausted powers soon gave way to the dreaful disease, and trusting him who is mighty to save all that come unto him, she passed away in the bright hope of a better life. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church, and a devoted Christian. She leaves a sorrowing husband and one child. Peace to her ashes.

FORRY.- Sept. 15h, in Spring Garden, York Co., Pa., after a lingering illness, Angeline, wife of Rudolph Forry, and daughter of the late Ulrich Strickler, aged 52 years and 1 day. She was buried at Witmer meeting house on Sunday, 17th, where a large circle of friends and relatives gathered to witness the funeral services. Funeral services by John K. Brubaker, of Lancaster, David Witmer, and Bishop Frederick Stauffer. Text, John 10:9, - "I am the door." She was a faithful member of the Mennonite church.

BALLY.- Near Cullom, Livingston Co., Ill., at the residence of Bro. John Snyder, of infirmities of old age, Sister Elizabeth Bally, aged 76 years, 9 months and 21 days. Sister Bally was the widow of the lat Bro. Bishop Yost Bally deceased, she leaves ten children to mourn their loss, though they mourn not as those without hope. She desired to be with Christ which is far better. Services were held at the house after which the corpse was taken to Woodford Co., Ill., for interment, where Bro. Kindig, of the Brethren Church, spoke at the grave, and Bro. E. Hartman spoke from Phil. 21. Peace to her ashes.


Transcribed by Betty Hartzler, Kansas

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Livingston.- September 19th, in Somerset Co., Pa., of lung fever, Polly, daughter of Jeremiah Livingston, aged 19 years, 6 months and 4 days. She was sick only a few days. Her sudden death, amid the appearance of a good prospect of a long life, shows again the uncertainty of life. Dear young friends, take warning from this and remember that you may die as well as the aged. On the 21st her remians were followed to the family burying-ground by a great number of friends. Funeral services by Samuel Blough, Samuel Gindlesperger, and Cyrus Harshberger, from Psalm 38:5-7.

Haldeman.- September 7th, in Frederick Co., Virginia, Isaac Haldeman, aged 60 years, 5 months and 27 days. Bro Haldeman's remains were brought to Juniata Co., Pa., and buried at Lauver's Church, and were followed to the grave by many sorrowing friends. Services were held by Christian Brunk From Va., and Jacob S. and William Graybill. Text Eccl. 7:2. Bro. Haldeman was a member of the Mennonite church. He was a son of Bishop Abraham Haldeman moved from Juniata Co., Pa., to Frederick Co., Va., four years ago. He leaves a wife and nine children to mourn his departure. Five children are living in Juniata Co., Pa., four in Va. He was a kind father, endeared to all who knew him. He died with assurance of happiness in the world to come.

Hursh.- September 25th, In Windsor Township, York Co., Pa., Edward son of David Hursh, aged 1 year, 5 months and 16 days. He was buried at Witmer's meeting house Sept. 27th. Text, Phillip. 1:21 - "To die is gain." Services by Bishop Stauffer and David Witmer.

Greenawalt.- On the 28th of September, in Elkhart Co., Ind., of the infirmities of old age, Peter Greenawalt, aged 90 years, 6 months and 17 days. Bro. Greenawalt was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., on the 12 of March 1792. He was a faithful and steadfast Christian, and during the later years of his life while suffering a great deal from bodily infirmities, his mind seemed to be drawn more and more toward Him who alone is our very present help in time of need. We have reason to hope that his death was the entrace into a more gloriuous life. Services by John F. Funk and Christian Christophel from 2 Tim. 4:6-8. Buried at Yellow Creek.

Detweiler.- Barbara Detweiler, daughter of Joseph Wenger, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Dec. 14th 1804, removed from thence to Canada in 1824, was married to John W Detweiler in the year 1826. Removed from Canada to Kent Co., Mich. in 1861, and from there to ______ Co.,(unreadable) Mich., in 1880, where she died Sept. 21st, 1882, aged 77 years, 9 months and 7 days. She lived in matrimony 32 years, and as a widow 24 years. She was the mother of twelve children, of which 8 are still living, 50 grand children and 7 great grand children. She was buried the 24th in the Mennonite grave yeard, Funeral sermon in Engl. and Ger. From Rev. 14:13.

Geil.- On the 14th of Septmember, near Dayton, Rockingham Co., Va., of consumption, Priscilla, daughter of Henry Geil, aged 20 years, 10 months and 5 days. This young sister had been living with her grand mother Eve Wenger, for nearly seven years, and had been afflicted most of the time. She was buried the 16th at the Bank Church. Funeral services by Samuel Coffman and Daniel and G. D. Heatwole. Text 1 Tim. 4:6.

Basinger.- Sept. 30th, near Bluffton, Allen Co., Ohio, of imflammation of the bowels, Amos, son of David and _____Basinger, aged 16 years, 2 months and 18 days. Amos was a promising youth and an example of piety for one of his age. he will be much missed by the family. Buried Oct. 1st, Services by John Musser and John Shenk.
"Weep not for me since 'tis in vain,
In heaven I hope we'll meet again,
Where we can then together be,
Forever in eternity".

Blosser.- On the 18th of September, in Hancock Co., O., of typhoid fever, Martha Frances, wife of Noah O. Blosser, aged 20 years, 9 months and 11 days. She was followed to the grave. She was beloved and respected by all who knew her. She leaves a husband and one child to mourn their loss.

Huber.- On the 25th of Sept, in Harden Co., Ohio, of consumption. Samuel Huber, aged 49 years, 4 months and 8 days. Buried on the 26th. Funeral services by C. B. Brenneman. Text 2 Tim. 4:6-8. This text was his own selection previous to his death. He leaves a wife and twelve children to mourn their loss. But we are made to believe their loss is his gain.

Good.- Sept. 25th, at Mt. Clinton, Rockingham Co., Va., Sister Catharine Good, widow of Daniel Good deceased, aged 84 years, 1 month and 12 days. Buried at Mt. Clinton church on the 26th. Services by Samuel Weaver, G. D. Heatwole, and Samuel Coffman, from John 17:4.

Coller.- On the 10th of Sept. in Beaver Township, Mahoning Co., Ohio, Barbara Coller, maiden name Beyer, aged 80 years, 8 months and 1 day. She was born in Huntingdon Co., Pa., and was baptized by Jacob Nold in Columbiana Co., Ohio, on Sept. 10th, 1817, and remained a faithful member of the Mennonite church to her end. She was beloved by all who knew her. Many followed her to the grave.

Graybill.- In West Perry Township, Snyder Co., Pa., Sister Barbara Graybill, age 88 years, and 5 days. The deceased was the widow of our ministering brother Christian Graybill, who preceded her to the spirit world over six years. They lived in the state of matrimony about 60 years. Services by Thomas And William Graybill. Text John 16:16-22.
"To night we are thinking dear mother,
Of grief that has come to our home,
How you left us in silence one morning,
You left us in sorrow and gloom.
Around your sick-bed, dear mother,
We watched with the tenderest care,
Through the weary months that you suffered.
While our hearts were uplifted in prayer.

Blaugh.- On the 9th of Sept., in ____, Adam son of David and Catharine Blaugh, aged 18 years, 7 months and 21 days. he was buried on the 11th followed to the grave by a long concourse of friends and relatives. He was sick only 8 days. He was much beloved by those who knew him. Services were held by C. S. Miller and J. Berky in both English and German from Job 16:22 and 17:1.

Killhelner.- On the 10th of Sept., near Shoeneck, Lancaster Co., Pa., Bro. Henry Killhefner of the Indiantown Church, aged 80 years, 3 months and 5 days. Biship Bamberger and the members, Hess and Risser attended the funeral services. Text, Job 16:22.

Bostwick.- August 18th in Juniata Co., Pa., Elizabeth Bostwick, aged 83 years, and 15 days. Buried Aug. 20th. Services by Thomas Graybill and Elias Landis, text Matt. 24:44.

Lauver.- Sept. 18th, in Snyder Co., Pa., Sarah daughter of Henry and Mary A. Lauver, aged 9 months and 7 days. Services by Thomas Graybill and Robert Arnt.

Weaver.- On the 29th of Sept., in Weaverland church, Mary, wife of Bishop George Weaver, aged 63 year, and 13 days. The funeral was a very large one. Services by Bishop Shenk and Martin. May the Lord bless and comfort the dear Brother in this deep affliction.

Transcribed by Betty Hartzler, Kansas


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