Herald of Truth - Volume XXI, Number 7 - APRIL 1,1884, page 108-109.
Sarah Brenneman, was a faithful, zealous and devoted member of the Mennonite Church for many years. Her place in the congregation was seldom vacant; she will be greatly missed in the church and neighborhood, as well as in her own family circle. May God help us to imitate this pious devoted sister. 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 mother's house, we behold the father sad and lonely; the place formerly occupied by mother is vacant; those smiles and expressions of welcome are seen no more. Those blessed eyes, that were always ready to look upon our wants, are closed forever; those hands, which were always ready to administer to our wants, are now motionless. That tongue, that was wont to give us the wisest counsel, is now silent in death, and we are made to feel sad. We hope and believe our loss is her gain, and while we drop the tear of friendship we are not as those who sorrow without hope. We believe she is gone to strike glad hands with the loved ones gone before. Let us all try to be prepared to meet her in heaven.
Dear companion, how we miss thee,
Since thy voice we hear no more;
Yet we hope we soon shall meet thee,
Over on the other shore.
Dearest mother, how we miss thee,
For a voice we loved, is stilled,
And a place is vacant in our home
Which never can be filled.
Mother dear, we all do miss thee,
Thou hast gone from us away,
To rejoice with thy dear Savior,
In the realms of endless day.
Dearest sister, though we miss thee,
We could wish thee here no more,
From earth's cares, and toils, and sorrow,
Thou art free forever more.
We'll not murmur though we miss thee,
Rest thee now from all thy care;
Soon we hope with wings celestial,
To be borne thy joys to share.
Yes dear sister, we hope to meet thee,
When the day of life is fled,
Then in heaven with joy we'll greet thee,
Where no farewell tear is shed.
CATHERINE R. GOOD, WAKARUSA, IND.
HOLLINGER.-On the 8 th of March, in Caernarvon twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., of consumption, John Hollinger, aged 23 years, 8 months and 23 days. He leaves a wife and child, father, mother, four brothers and seven sisters to mourn his early departure; but they have reason to believe their loss is his eternal gain: Surely death loves a shining mark, but the Lord's ways are not our ways, and we will humbly submit to his all-wise and fatherly rule. He was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years; his funeral was very largely attended, services by the brethren Zimmerman, Eby and Martin. Texts, John 5:24,25 and Revelations 14:13. Buried at Weaverland Mennonite burying-ground.
HOOVER.-On the 11 th of March, in Earl twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., Isaac Hoover, aged 70 years, 8 months and 7 days. He leaves 10 children to mourn a father's love; he had long been a member of the Mennonite Church; buried at Groff Dale Meeting-house. Services were held by the brethren Nolt, Wenger and Martin.
LEAMAN.-On the 29 th of Feb., in East Lampeter twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., Sister Elizabeth Leaman, at the advanced age of 85 years, 1 month and 25 days. Buried at Mellinger's Meeting-house. Discourses by the brethren David Buckwalter and John Landis in German and John Brubaker in English, from John 16: portion of 33.
"Farewell Grandmother, God has called thee
Home to dwell with Christ above;
Where no pain nor sickness enter,
And where all is joy and love."
GOOD.-On the 9 th of March, near Clarence Centre, Erie Co., N. Y., of consumption, Abraham Good, aged 58 years, 5 months and 11 days. His wife Sarah (Eschleman), died three years ago. He leaves three sorrowing children and nine brothers and sisters. He was fully resigned to the will of his heavenly Father, and during his sickness desired to be baptized and received into the church, after which he seemed to enjoy peace in his soul and camly fell asleep in Jesus. Services were held by H. Hunt and Jacob Hahn from John 11:28, "The Master is here and calleth for thee."
MAST.-On the 13 th of March, in LaGrange Co., Ind., of hives, --son of Jacob and Barbara Mast, aged 5 months and 8 days. Buried on the 14 th. Services by J. E. Borntrenger and D. Kauffman, from Mark 10:14-27.
YOUNG.-On the 19 th of Feb., in Philadelphia, Pa., of a tumor, Hannah, wife of Abm. Young, aged 46 years, 8 months and 8 days. Buried at Franconia. Services by John Allebach.
LEHMAN.-On the 5 th of Feb., near Mancelona, Antrim Co, Mich., of liver complaint and inflammation of the stomach, infant son of John and Lydia Lehman, aged 3 months. He was buried on he 8 th on their farm, services by Preacher Jones. "It is well with the child."
We loved him much, no tongue can tell,
How much we loved him and how well,
God loved him too, and thought it best,
To take him home with Him to rest.
GRAYBILL.-On the 6 th of Feb., in Juanita Co., Pa., of typhoid fever, Jacob L. Graybill, aged 57 years and 20 days. Services by Thomas Graybill and Elias Landis, from Heb. 9:27,28.
CHRISTNER.-On the 20 th of March, near New Hamburg, Waterloo Co., Ont., Sister Anna, wife of Christian Christner, aged 59 years and 5 days. She was buried in their family burying-ground on the 23d. She leaves a husband and 10 children to mourn their loss. Funeral services were held by Amos Cressman from Phil. 1 21-24, and by Noah Stauffer, from Matt. 25:10. A large number of friends and relatives were present.
BAUMAN.-On the 18 th of march, in Waterloo Co., Pa., of effusion of the brain, Peter Bauman, aged 58 years, 6months and 22 days. Funeral services by J. Gingrich, J. Woolner and J. Bauman, from Matt. 24:44; 25; and part of the 10 th verse.
RAMER.-On the 10 th of Feb., in Juanita Co., Pa., Anna, wife of Jacob Ramer, aged 73 years, 6 months and 17 days. Buried on the 13 th; services by Thomas Graybill from John 11:25. She was a sister in the Mennonite church.
DRESLAU.-On the 13 th of Feb., in Juanita Co, Pa., Michael Dreslau, aged 75 years and 5 months. Services by Thomas Graybill, and others from Job 16:22.
BASOM.-On the 29 th of Feb., in Juanita Co., Pa., Malinda, wife of Samuel Basom, aged 60 years, 5 months and 13 days. Buried at the Shelly church.
MANERVAL.-On the 9 th of march, in Juanita Co., Pa., Oscar, son of Charles and Caroline Manerval, aged 1 year, 1 month and 6 days. Services from Matt 19:14.
LORANTZ.-On the 23d of March, in Cass Ca*., Mich. Of a lingering illness, Sarah, wife of - Lorentz, aged 62 years, and 10 months 23 days. Her maiden name was Schriener. She leaves a husband and a number of children to mourn their loss. She was buried on the 25 th. Services by J. F. Funk, from Rom. 6:23. She suffered severely during her sickness, and wished for the time of her departure, expressing her assurance that a better home awaited her. Peace to her ashes.
SCHAD.-On the 5 th of March, near Archbold, Fulton Co., Ohio, very suddenly, Barbara, wife of Joseph B. Schad, aged 30 years, 4 months and 15 days. She lived in wedlock 10 years and was the mother of 8 children, two of whom died before her, and two are twins, two weeks old at the time of her death. The funeral had been appointed to take place on the 7 th. A large concourse of people met together and appropriate services were held, but as some of the friends and neighbors doubted as to whether she was really dead, the burieal was deferred until the next day.
EBY.-On the 3d of March, in Elizabethtown, Lancaster Co., Pa., of consumption, Elizabeth C., wife of Samuel Eby, aged 43 years, 1 month and 18 days. Funeral on the 6 th. Text, Isaiah 40:6-8. Buried at Mount Tunnel Cemetery. A sorrowing husband, two children and many friends followed the remains to the grave. A solemn call to the living.
BOOK.-On the 7 th of March, in Strasburg twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., Samuel Book, aged 59 years, 3 months and 25 days. Buried on the 9 th, in the family grave-yard. Services by Abram Brubaker and Amos Herr. He selected for his text the latter part of the 13 th chapter of St. Mark. He was sick but a short time. He leaves a wife and ten children to mourn their loss, but we hope their loss is his eternal gain. He was a brother in the Mennonite church for a number of years.
"Dear father, thou art gone to rest,
Thy toil and care are o'er,
And sorrow, pain and suffering now,
Shall ne'er distress thee more."
"Farewell, my children dear,
I am not dead, but sleeping here:
Prepare to die, for die you must,
And with me slumber in the dust."
Sherk.-On the 4 th of march, in Haldimand county, Ont., of consumption, Anna, daughter of Andrew and Elizabeth Sherk, in the 29 th year of her age. She was buried on the 15 th at Lake Shore; services were held by Chr. Gayman and L. Hoover. The deceased was a dutiful daughter, a kind sister, and I believe respected by all who knew her, but like too many young people she put off "the most needful" to the eleventh hour. During the last few days of her life she was led to see need of a Savior, and the day before she died, she was received into church by baptism, and we trust she is now with the church triumphant above. May this be a loud call to all the young in the neighborhood and elsewhere. May they thereby be moved to prepare while in health and strength for the solemn change. Let us all remember that we have a soul to save.
Shank.-On the 13 th of March, near Dayton, Rockingham county, Va., of blood poisoning caused by gas from a coal stove, Sister Lydia, wife of Bro. Michael Shank, abed 54 years 2 months and 7 days, She was buried at Weaver's church on the 13 th. Services by Daniel S. and G. D. Heatwole. Text, 2 Tim. 4:6,7,8.
Meyers.-On the 15 th of Feb., near New Danville, Lancaster county, Pa., Sister Barbara Meyers, widow of David Meyers, aged 76 years, 11 months and 11 days.
Meyers.-On the 3d of March on the same farm, Sister Anna daughter of David and Barbara Meyers, deceased, aged 45 years, 7 months and 21 days.
Meyers.-On the 18 th of March at the same place, Johnny, son of John B. and Martha Meyers, aged 3 years, 11 months and 11 days. The above three were all buried at the Stone Meeting-house. Many people were in attendance each time to pay the last tribute of respect to the beloved departed ones.
Rothgeb.-On the 27 th of February, on Mill Run, Page county, Va., Reuben Rothgeb, aged 87 years, 10 months and 20 days. He was buried on the 28 th in the Rothgeb grave-yard. Services by Abraham Shank, of Broadway, Rockingham county. Text, 2 Tim. 4:6-8. On the 28 th of October 1883, he was baptized and received into the Mennonite church. When his end came, the aged brother passed over calmly, in the full triumph of faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Shriner.-On the 16 th of march, in Bremen, Marshall Co., Daniel, son of David and Emma H. Shriner, of lung feverand croup, aged 4 months and five days. The services were held in the U. B. church by Rev. Kenicer from Matt. 19:14.
O dearest Daniel, thou hast left us,
Her thy loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God that hath bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal.
Livingstone.-On the 14 th of March, in Conemaugh, Somerset county, Pa., of lung fever, Barbara, wife of Samuel Livingstone, aged 67 years, 1 month and - days. Buried on the 16 th in the family grave-yard. Her funeral was largely attended. She leaves a husband and five children. Services by David Stufft.
Meyer.-On the 15 th of march, in the Deep Run church, in Bucks county, Pa., Anna, widow of the late Samuel Meyer, aged 91 years, less 14 days. Though the weather was very stormy many were present at her funeral. Services by S. Godshalk and Isaac Meyers.
She has gone to a mansion of rest,
From a region of sorrow and pain,
To the glorious land of the Deity blest.
Where she will never, never suffer again.
Leatherman.-On the 18 th of March, in Bedminister twp., Bucks county, Pa., Jacob Leatherman, aged 28 years, 10 months and 24 days. He was buried at Deep Run Meeting-house on the 22d. Many assembled to sympathize with the bereaved widow and friends.
From a region of sickness and pain,
He has gone to a mansion of rest;
Where he will never suffer again,
In the land of the Deity blest.
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Transcribed by: Joe Lawson, Oklahoma
Herald of Truth - Volume XXI, Number 8 - APRIL 15, 1884, page 125,126
PEACHY.-On the 15 th of January, in Menno township, Mifflin Co., Pa., of the infirmities of old age, Bishop Abraham Peachy, aged 84 years, 2 months and 24 days. He was buried on the 18 th. A large concourse of people were present. Funeral services were held by John and C. K. Peachy. He leaves 5 children and 14 grandchildren. He was Bishop in the Amish Mennonite Church more than 30 years.
HARTZLER.-On the 20 th of Jan., in Menno township, Mifflin Co., Pa., of dropsy, Lydia, widow of David Hartzler, aged 70 years, 1 month and 28 days. She was buried on the 22 nd. Funeral services were held by John Peachy. She was a member of the Amish Mennonite Church.
YODER.-On the 26 th of January, in Union township, Mifflin Co., Pa., Yost Yoder aged 70 years, 9 months and 29 days. He was buried on the 29 th. He leaves a widow and 7 children to mourn their loss, but their loss is his eternal gain. Funeral services were held by Christian Yoder. He was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite Church.
KANAGY.-On the 29 th of January, in Huntington Co., Pa., ----, daughter of Christian and Barbara Kanagy, aged 6 months.
YODER.-On the 9 th of February, in Union township, Mifflin Co., Pa., ----, infant son of Yost and Barbara Yoder, aged two weeks.
KURTZ.-On the 12 th of Feb., in Union twp., Mifflin Co., Pa., of Pneumonia, John Kurtz, aged 55 years and 6 days. He was buried on the 14 th. He leaves a widow and 12 children to mourn the loss of a kind husband and father. May the Lord bless this affliction to these children and comfort them. He was a member of the Amish Mennonite church. Funeral services were held by John and C. K. Peachy.
KING.-On the 4 th of march, in Menno twp., Mifflin Co., Pa., Matty King, aged 76 years, 11 months and 9 days. Funeral on the 6 th. Services were held by John Yoder and David Zook. She was a member of the Amish Mennonite church.
ZOOK.-On the 14 th of March, in Union twp., Mifflin Co., Pa., Barbara Zook, aged 77 years, 1 month and 14 days. Funeral on the 16 th. Services by John Yoder and David Zook. She was a member of the Amish Mennonite church.
HOOLY.-On the 14 th of March, in Union township, Mifflin county, Pa., David Hooly, aged 72 years, 5 months and 15 days. Funeral on the 16 th. He leaves a widow, one son, a daughter and an aged sister. Funeral services by C. K. Peachy. He was a member of the Amish Mennonite church.
YODER.-On the 22d of March, in Union township, Mifflin county, Pa., Bishop Shem Yoder, aged 82 years, 6 months and 2 days, He was buried on the 24 th. Funeral services were held by Christian Yoder. He was Bishop in the Amish Mennonite church for many years, and during the last eight years of his life he was sitting in the chair.
HILTY.-On the 18 th of march, In Greene towship*, Wayne county, Ohio, David Hilty, aged 78 years, 2 months and 7 days. He was born in Basle, Switzerland, January 11 th 1811 and emigrated to America in 1828. In 1834 he went to Canada, but in 1836 returned to Wayne county, Ohio, where in 1838, he was married to Magdalena Lehman. After his marriage he lived in Sonnenburg, Wayne Co., Ohio, until 1847, when he moved to Green * township, on a farm, where, in 1874, his first wife died. In 1879 he was again married to Anna Gilliom, with whom he lived until his death, and who with 6 children mourn their loss. His last words were, " It is finished." Funeral services were held by C. B. Steiner from Rev. 16:15, and by A. H. Brenneman from 1 John 2:17.
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EBY.-On the 24 th of March, in St. Jacobs, Waterloo county, Ontario, of old age, Peter Eby, aged 83 years. He was a member of the Mennonite church and was buried at Martin's Meeting-house on the 26 th., in the presence of many relatives and friends.
SHANTZ.-On the 7 th of march, in Waterloo county, Ontario, Sister Elizabeth, wife of Enos Schantz, aged 29 years and 10 months. She leaves a deeply afflicted husband and parents, to mourn her early death. She was buried on the 9 th of March at Christian Eby's meeting-house.
SHANTZ.-On the 17 th of March in Wilmot twp., Waterloo county, Ontario, Barbara, daughter of Levi and --- Shantz, aged 12 years, 1 month and 19 days. Buried on the 19 th in Shantz's grave-yard.
WEBER.-On the 13 th of March, in Waterloo township, Waterloo county, Ontario, of dropsy, Sister Judith(Martin), widow of Pre. A. E. Weber, aged 63 years. Buried on the 15 th of March, at Christian Eby's burying-ground. She was the mother of 16 children of which 14 are still living.
SCHNEIDER.-On the 14 th of March, in Waterloo county, Ontario, of old age, Daniel Schneider, aged 86 years, 2 months and 19 days. He was buried the 17 th in Christian Eby's grave-yard. The aged brother was born in Franklin Co., Pa., came with his parents to Canada. His wife died before him. For the last three years he was much enfeebled in his mind as is believed from paralysis.
PECHT.-On the 24 th of march, in Kishacoquillas Valley, Mifflin county, Pa., of consumption Julia Pecht, aged 37 years, 2 months and 14 days. She bore her affliction patiently, in the hope of the rest which remaineth for the people of God. She leaves a husband and 6 children to mourn their loss. She was a sister in the Amish church. Funeral services were held by D. J. Zook and Joseph Byler, from John 11: 35,36.
GINGRICH.-On the 24 th of March, in German township, Marshall county, Indiana, Sarah, wife of Moses Gingrich, aged 20 years, 4 months and 9 days. She was a daughter of Jonas and Anna Yoder. She was a faithful sister in the Old Amish church. She was buried on the 26 th. Funeral services were held by Moses Burkholder and Pre. J. S. Shlabach from John 5:24. Many friends and relatives followed her to her grave to show the last tribute of respect. She lived with her husband, 1 year, 1 month and 20 days.
GLICK.-Near Gap, Lancaster county, Pa., on the 22d of March, of malignant scarlet fever, Abraham J., son of Jonathan L. and Barbara Glick, aged 21 years, 4 months and 11 days. He was sick only a few days, but suffered intensely, yet without complaining. His chief concern was for the salvation of his soul. Shortly before his death he gave evidence of true peace with his God. He was buried on the 24 th at Pequea A. M. Church where services were conducted by Gideon Stolzfus, Issac Eby and Samuel Lantz.
"A home in heaven!
When the faint heart bleeds
By the Spirit's stroke for its evil deeds;
Oh! then what bliss in that heart forgiven
Did the hope inspire of a home in Heaven.
A home in Heaven!
When our friend had fled
To the cheerless gloom of the mouldering dead
We wait in hope on the promise given en."
We will meet him there in our home in Heav-*
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STERN.-In Salisbury twp., Lancaster county, Pa., on the 22d of March, of disease of the kidney, George Stern, aged 56 years, 3 months and 3 days. He leaves a deeply mourning wife and 10 children to mourn their loss. May the Lord comfort them so that all may work together for good. Buried on the 25 th at Pequea Amish meeting-house. Services by Samuel Lantz and Gideon Stoltzfus.
MILLER.-March 30 th, near Taylor Springs Rockingham Co., Va., S. Virgina, wife of Christian Miller, and daughter of Peter Swope Dec'd., aged 24 years, 10 months and 15 days. Buried at Garver's church, April 1 st. She was a member of the Christian Church. Services were held by Samuel Sanger and Pre. Kichen.
HERR.-March 31 st, at Refton, Lancaster county, Pa., suddenly, Sister Anna C., wife of Bro. Daniel Herr, aged 63 years, 10 months and 3 days. Funeral on the 3d of April. Text, Matt. 24:44. Buried at the Brick Meeting-house. Many people gathered to sympathize with the deeply afflicted family.
SHANK.-March 24 th, near Dayton, Rockingham Co., Va., Sister Abbe G. Shank, aged 20 years, 7 months and 16 days. Buried on the 26 th. Text, Luke 8:52.
On the 28 th, Mattie E. Shank, aged 11 years, 1 month and 3 days. Buried on the 29 th, at Weaver's Church. Text, Matthew 21:42. "This is the Lord's doing and it is marvelous in our eyes."
Both these last two are children of Bro. Michael Shank who himself and little son are still severely afflicted from the same cause that has taken his wife and two daughters away; namely blood poison from gas; of which notice had been given in a former number of the HERALD OF TRUTH. The services on these solemn occasions were conducted by Samuel Coffman, John Geil, Daniel S. and G. D. Heatwole.
SHANK.-March 22d, at Mt. Clinton, Rockingham Co., Va., Rebecca J. Shank, wife of Bro. Isaac Shank, aged 24 years, 4 months and 24 days. She was formerly a member of the United Brethren Church but had intended to make her home in the Mennonite Church as soon as she would recover of her sickness. She was buried at Mt. Clinton Church on the 23d, where impressive remarks were made by Samuel Coffman G.D. and D. S. Heatwole. Text, Mark 13:33.
SNYDER.-March 9 th, near Bassler's Meeting-house, Anna F., only child of Brother and Sister Christian G. Snyder, aged 1 year, 10 months and 17 days. Funeral on the 12 th. Text. Psalm 16:6. Buried at Bassler's Meeting-house. Lancaster county, Pa.
HOSTETTER.-March 19 th, in Manor twp., Lancaster county, Pa., Sister Catharine N., wife of Bro. Abraham Hostetter, aged 54 years, 2 months and 19 days. Funeral on the 22d. Text, Matt. 24:44. Buried in the family grave-yard. A sorrowing husband, an only daughter, and a host of sympathizing friends followed the remains of our dear sister to the grave.
SNYDER.-March 28 th, near Milton Grove, Lancaster county, Pa., Sister Adaline, wife of Bro. Jacob Snyder, aged 76 years, 3 months and 28 days. Funeral on the 1 st of April. Text, 2 Kings 20:2. Buried at Risser's meeting-house. Sister Snyder died trusting in her Savior.
MILLER.-On the 27 th of march, near Davidsville, Somerset Co., Pa., Daniel, son of Aaron and Maria, aged 16 years and 23 days. He was taken with measles and afterwards with ling fever. During the two weeks he suffered very severely. In his sufferings he looked to the Lord and according as he desired was baptized. He leaves his sorrowing parents, brothers and sisters, but they need not mourn as those who have no hope. Services by P. T. Blough, Samuel Gindlesberger and Cyrus Hershberger, from Job 14: 1,2.
CULP.-On the 4 th of April, in Elkhart Co., Ind., of brain fever, Elmer Ellis, only child of Joel H. and Lydia A. Culp, aged 1 year and 8 months. He was buried on the 6 th. Services by John J. Funk and Noah Metzler. Text, Heb. 4:9, "Not lost, but gone before".
MILLER.-On the 24 th of March, near Barker Street, St. Joseph county, Michigan, Matilda, daughter of John and Nancy Miller, aged 1 year, 6 months and 19 days. Buried on the 26 th. Funeral services by Joseph Yoder in German and Jacob J. Weaver in English.
Transcribed by: Joe Lawson, Oklahoma.