Herald of Truth Obituaries - March, 1883

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Herald of Truth - Volume XX, Number 5 - March 1, 1883 - pg 77

MARASKI.-January 26th, in Waterloo county, Ont., Louis Maraski, aged 66 years and 17 days. Funeral services by Elias Weber.

YODER.-January 12th, in Clinton township, Elkhart county, Ind., of paralysis, Jacob S. Yoder, aged 63 years, 4 months and 24 days. He leaves a widow, thirteen children and forty-three grandchildren. He was buried on the 14th at the Clinton Methodist graveyard. Funeral services by Eli Miller and Levi Weaver. Jacob S. Yoder was a brother in the Amish Mennonite church for many years. On the 9th of January he received a paralytic stroke, after which he lived only three days. "So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom." Psa. 90:12.

YOTHER.-On the 7th of February, near Blue Springs, Gage Co., Neb., of a lingering disease of six months, Jacob Yother, aged 43 years, 11 months and 12 days. At the funeral service impressive remarks were made from Psa. 90:12. He leaves a companion, three children, an aged father, and many sorrowing friends.

KENSINGER.-On the 10th of Feb., in Elkhart county, Indiana, of lung fever, Rachel, wife of Joseph Kensinger,aged 29 years, 4 mos. and 25 days. She was buried on the 12th, at Shaum's meeting-house, where services were held by Noah Metzler and J.F. Funk, from 2 Cor. 5:1. She leaves a sorrowing husband and two children to mourn her early death. Peace to her ashes.

RANCK.-On the 4th of February, near Stone meeting-house, Lancaster Co., Pa., Susan Ranck, widow of Jacob Ranck, Sr., dec'd, aged 67 years, 11 months and 8 days. On the 6th she was followed to her final resting place by a large concourse of friends and relatives. Appropriate remarks were delivered by John Harnish and Bishop Amos Shenk, from Mark 13:34-37, at the house of Abram B. Herr, with whom she had lived six years, the time of her widowed life. She was buried in the graveyard at Strasburg meeting house, where services were held by Bishop Benjamin Herr and Amos Herr. She was the mother of Anna, wife of Abm. B. Herr. In the evening she went to bed in her usual health. At 10 o'clock she had a stroke of apoplexy, and at 12 o'clock she was a corpse. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite church, and labored to live and die in peace with God.

DETWEILER.-In Hilltown Twp., Bucks Co., Pa., on the 7th of Febr., Samuel L., only child of Abram and Anna Detweiler, aged 11 years, 8 mos. and 5 days. Buried at Gehman's meeting-house, on the 11th. May God bless this severe affliction to the sorrowing parents, that they may be brought nearer to the dear Savior.

KING.-On the 17th of Feb., in Cass Co., Mo., Amos, son of Isaac and Rebecca King, aged 17 years, 6 months and several days. He was buried at Clear Fork graveyard, on the 18th. Services by J.C. Kenagy from Job 14:1-10.
TOBINS.-On the 4th of February, at Milton, Pa., Robert W. Tobins, aged 89 years, 4 months and 1 day.

METZLER.-January 14th, in Lancaster Co. Pa., Jacob, son of Bro. Christian and Sister Mary Metzler, aged 15 days. Services by Isaac Eby. Text, Psa. 23:1. Buried at Hershey's.

GLAUNER.-January 14th, in Lancaster Co., Pa., Frances Glauner, aged 79 years, 6 months and 15 days. Services by Isaac Eby. Text, Heb. 9:27,28. Buried at Hershey's.

GRUBE.-January 2nd, in Huntingdon Pa., of heart disease, Martin Grube, formerly of Lancaster county, aged 48 years, 5 months and 27 days. Funeral on 4th at Landisville, Lancaster Co., Pa. Text, Hebrews 9:27,28. A wife and two children and many friends, deeply mourning, followed the remains to the grave. Buried at Landisville meeting-house.

BRUBACHER.-January 14th, in Warwick, Lancaster Co., Pa., Bro. John Brubacher, aged 72 years, 5 months and 9 days. Funeral on the 16th. Text, John 8:51. Buried at Erb's meeting-house. Br. Brubacher was a faithful member of the Old Mennonite church.

ZEAMER.-January 24th, near Marietta, Lancaster county, Pa., suddenly, Isaac Zeamer, aged 72 years, 4 months and 27 days. Funeral on the 27th. Text, Psalm 1:1,2. Buried at Silver Spring cemetery.

PEIFER.-January 30th, near Salunga, Lancaster Co., Pa., of consumption, Sister Fianna B. Peifer, wife of Martin B. Peifer, aged 45 years, 4 months and 5 days. Funeral on the 2nd of February. Text, Psalm 103:15-18. Buried in the family graveyard. A large number of friends and neighbors assembled to sympathize with the bereft family.

GOCHENAUR.-February 2nd, in Petersburg, Lancaster county, Pa, Bro. Michael Gochenauer*, aged 77 years, 3 months and nine days. Funeral on the 6th. Text, Isaiah 38:1. Buried at Petersburg meeting-house. The bereft widow is also sick.
Transcriber's note: Surname spelled differently in text.

COOPER.-February 4th, near Columbia, Lancaster county, Pa., Sister Elisabeth Cooper, widow, in her 80th year. Funeral on the 7th; text, Psalm 90:12. Buried at Landisville meeting-house.

HIESTAND.-February 5th near Salungo, Lancaster Co., Pa., of consumption, Bro. John F. Hiestand, aged 40 years, 11 months and 1 day. Funeral on the 8th; text, Rom. 8:12,14. Buried in the family graveyard. Bro. Hiestand was a modest member in the church.

Transcribed by Jan Wilbur, Utah


Herald of Truth - Volume XX, Number 6 - March 15, 1883 - pp 92,93

On the 27th of February in Allen Co., O., very suddenly died in her chair, of paralysis of the heart, Sophia, wife of Bishop J.M. Brenneman, aged 67 years, 11 month and 4 days. Buried on the 28th, followed to the grave by many friends and relatives. Services were held by J.S. Coffman, of Elkhart, Ind., assisted by Th. Good. Sister Brenneman's maiden name was Good. She was married to J.M. Brenneman June 1837, with whom she lived over 45 years. They had 12 children, six sons and six daughters, of whom three sons and five daughters are yet living. Their grandchildren number 34 of whom 26 are living. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church upwards of 40 years.
The day before her death she was cheerful and lively and was one of the number to surround the table at the evening meal and ate her supper as usual. Before going to bed she was asked by one of the family how she felt, to which she replied very well. About one o'clock in the night she felt some uneasiness and called to her son Levi to make fire. She then got up and seated herself in her chair, but felt her strength rapidly sinking. The remainder of the family residing with her, were quickly aroused from their sleep to see mother die. Her daughter Anna hasted to assist her but saw she was breathing her last, calling on the name of Jesus. The daughter clasped her in her arms calling to mother, but heard only a few short breaths and she was gone. In about 30 minutes from the time of her first uneasiness she had passed away.
She was troubled with rheumatic pain more or less for 10 years. She suffered much both in body and mind and was much concerned about the future welfare of her children and grand children. Frequently while lying on her bed in the dark silent hours of night, she breathed sighs and prayers in their behalf, while they lay in sweet repose. Such was the love for them all. It seems that she was able to realize to some extent that her prayers were not all in vain, for both father and mother by their united efforts and prayers had the pleasure to behold all their children engaged in the service of the Lord. May god help that both children and grand children may imitate this pious devoted grandmother. She was always ready to give wise counsel and friendly admonitions to all around her. But now, what a change when we go to the parental home for a mother's counsel! We behold grandfather sad and lonely and bending over the grave. The place and chair in the room formerly occupied by mother is vacant; those smiles and expressions of welcome are seen there no more; those blessed eyes that were always ready to look upon our wants are closed forever; those hands that were always ready to adminiser* to our wants, and to wipe the tears from the eyes of the little ones, are now motionless; that tongue that was wont to give us the wisest counsel is now silent, an we are made to feel sad. But let us be thankful to GoD that we need not mourn as those why* have no hope. Grandmother has left us with all the necessary evidences that she is gone to rest, gone to be freed froM all her sorrows and troubles, gone where she can praise our heavenly Father more perfectly, gone to be glad with those for whom we saw her weep as they were lowered in the grave, gone to be with Jesus forever. Let us then be comforted and tell all our sorrows to Jesus, and ask him in fervent prayer to help us so to live that when it is our time to die we too may go in peace and strike glad hands with those who have gone before. Let us think of the joyful time when we shall meet grandmother in heaven.
"Grandmother sleeps her last sleep in the cold silent grave,
Relieved from her suffering and pain;
Her spirit returned to its God from whence it came,
Where pleasures eternal remain.

She is missed by her family, in her vacant chair,
A grandmother so kind and so true;
She is missed by connections and friends everywhere,
The penitent ones left behind."
Transcriber's note: Spelled 'adminiser'; spelled 'why'.

CORRECTION.-In the Feb. 1st No. of the HERALD the age of Christian Shelly should be 9 years instead of 11 years.

KOHLI.-On the 25th of February, in Elkhart county, Ind., Magdalena, infant daughter of Josiah and Margaret A. Kohli.

BEACHY.-Feb. 28th, in Elkhart Co., Ind., south of Middlebury, Fannie, daughter of Joseph and Lizzie Beachy, aged 5 years and 3 months. Buried at Forest Grove on the 2nd of March. Services by Jos. Yoder from 1 Peter 1:24.

DAVIS.-On the 16th of Feb., *In Cleveland, Ohio, of pneumonia, Roland Davis, aged 31 years. He was buried at his former home at Homesworth, Columbiana Co., Ohio.
Transcriber's note: Capitalized 'I' after comma.

WEBER.-On the 15th of February, in Holmes Co., O., of paralysis, Abraham Weber, aged 70 years, 2 months and 13 days. He leaves a wife and seven children to mourn his departure. Funeral services were held by Moses J. Miller and Sem. Miller. He was beloved of all, and was a member in the Amish Mennonite Church. Peaceful be his rest.

SCHLUNEGGER.-On the 28th of January, in Davis Co., Iowa, of lung fever, Marianne Schlunegger, maiden name Roulet, aged 64 years and 2 months. She leaves a sorrowing husband and four children to mourn her departure. She was buried on the 29th, on which occasion appropriate remarks were made by Christian Plank in German and --- Cragy in English.

BACHMAN.-On the 19th of February, in Putnam county, Ill., Henry Bachman, aged 72 years, 4 months and 21 days. Buried on the 21st at the Amish Mennonite meeting-house. Funeral services by Joseph Burkey and Andrew Oesch.

NAFZINGER.-Near McVeytown, Pa., February 13, Daniel Nafzinger, aged 64 years, 3 months and 11 days.

KAUFFMAN.-In Bratton township, Mifflin Co., Pa., February 28, Elizabeth Kauffman, wife of Jared Kauffman, aged 47 years and 11 months. She leaves a husband and eight children. She died in the hope of a blessed immortality, and her mind was clear to the last moment. A short time before her death she bade adieu to her husband and children, admonishing them to a faithful observance of the word of God.

FUNK.-On the 20th of February, in Clinton township, Lincoln Co, Ont., Jacob Funk. He had been lingering with consumption for some time until about two months ago, when he commenced to sink more rapidly, and has been confined to the house since until the 20 inst when he fell asleep in the Lord Jesus; He departed with a firm belief that he would have a better home beyond. He was received into the Church by baptism about a month previous to his death. Funeral took place on the 22nd at the Moyer Church, where a large number of friends gathered to see the remains given to mother earth. Services conducted by A.K. Honsberger from 1 Cor. 15:55-58.
Transcriber's note: The above is transcribed as written.

ZOOK.-On the 8th of January, in Livingston Co, Ill., Daniel, son of Michael and Barbara Zook, of nervous fever, in the 23rd year of his age. On the 31st he was buried in the Mt. Zion cemetery, where many friends and relatives met to pay their last tribute of respect. The funeral services were held in German by John P. Schmidt and Daniel Steinman, and in the English language by Joseph Stuckey, of McLean Co., Ill. Text, Luke 10:1-13, Several hours before his death he said to his friends, I am now going home. His sister said, You are at home. Then he replied, I am going to my other home. O young reader, see how the young are called from time to eternity. O prepare yourselves that when death comes you may be found faithful and ready to go. The deceased was a faithful member in the Amish Mennonite Church.

KREIDER.-February 26th, *In West Lampeter township, Lancaster Co., Pa., Jacob H. Kreider, aged 62 years, 4 month and 10 days. Services were held at Stone House by Abm. Herr and John Harnish.
Transcriber's note: 'I' capitalized after comma.

MEHAFFY.-February 28th, in New Danville, Pequea township, Lancaster Co., Pa., John Mehaffy, aged 68 years, 1 month and 10 days.

HARNISH.-February 28th, in Willow Street, Lancaster Co., Pa., Bro. Rudolph Harnish, aged 70 years and 8 months. Services at Brick Church near Willow Street.

RINEHART.-About March 1st, near Conestoga Center, Pa., John Rinehart, aged 78 years. Services at Stone House, by Abm. Herr, John Harnish and Daniel Rineer.
GEIL.-On the 26th of February, near Green Mount, Rockingham county, Virginia, of congestion of the brain, Emma V. Geil, aged 1 year, 1 month and 2 days. Buried on the 28th at Brenneman's church, where appropriate remarks were made by the brethren, Samuel Shank, Daniel Heatwole, and Abm. Shank.

SCHMUCKER.-Nov. 2nd, near Nappanee, Ind., Susanna, daughter of Joseph and Catharine Schmucker, aged 1 year, 11 months and 15 days. Funeral services by Jonathan Shmucker.

MILLER.-Feb. 8th, in Nappanee, Elkhart Co., Ind., Sarah Miller, widow, aged 62 years, 8 months and 23 days. She leaves six children to mourn her death. Funeral services by Daniel Wisong and Jonathan Smucker.

Transcribed by Jan Wilbur, Utah

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