Herald of Truth Obituaries - August, 1885

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Herald Of Truth - Volume XXII, Number 15 - August 1, 1885, page 237

YODER.--On the 19th of June, on Elkhart Prairie, Elkhart Co., Ind., Barbara, wife of Amos Yoder, aged 38 years, 6 months and 1?* days. About thirteen years ago she began to be troubled with rheumatism, which grew in severity, and for the last ten years of her life there was hardly a day that she did not suffer pain, and for a number of years she was helpless, that she had to be fed as a little child. Since the beginning of the present year there were only three weeks that she could lie down at all. She was an object of suffering that would arouse the sympathy of every Christian, but she died in the hope of entering that home where there is no more pain and suffering. She was buried on the 21st; funeral services were held at the house by E. S. Miller in German, and D. J. Johns in English, where a large number of friends and relatives assembled to pay their last tribute of respect. She leaves a husband and two children to mourn their loss which we hope is her eternal gain.

Farewell, thy sufferings now are past,
Thy weary hours of pain;
Tho' we shall weep in anguish here,
Thine is eternal gain.

Transcriber's note: *It is either a 9 or a 0.

MILLER.--On the 3d of July, in LaGrange Co., Ind., of nursing sore mouth, Eva, wife of Moses Miller, aged 39 years, 3 months and 15 days. She lived in the bonds of matrimony twenty years and was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite Church during the same time. Before her death she richly admonished and instructed her children how they should live, and passed away quietly with a living hope. She was buried on the 5th; services were held at the Shore Meeting-house by C. Miller in German and D. J. Johns in English, from John 12, latter part of the 21st verse.

"Dearest mother, thou hast left us.
Here thy loss we deeply feel;
It was God that has bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal."

JONES.--On the 5th of July, in Augusta county, Va., of diphtheria. Lucy Jane, daughter of Brother and Sister Jones, aged 11 years, 11 months and 24 days. Buried the 6th of July at Hildebrand's graveyard. Funeral is appointed to be preached the 26th of July at Hildebrand's Church. It is the mother's request that the following lines be printed with this notice as they were a favorite hymn of her daughter:

"What a friend we have in Jesus
All our sins and griefs to bear;
What a privilege to carry
Everything to God in prayer"

Her twin sister died on the 15th of May, and it is a heavy affliction on the bereaved parents. But we hope the Lord will bless them, that they can say with Job: "The Lord gave, the Lord hath taken away: blessed be the name of the Lord."

STUTZMAN.--On the 30th of June, Magdalena, wife of Jeremiah D. Stutzman, aged 25 years, 2 months and 9 days. She was buried in the Walnut Creek Mennonite burying-ground, and was followed by a large concourse of friends and relatives. Funeral services were held by David Beachy and Isaac A. Miller.

STUTZMAN.--On the 9th of July, Salvenas, son of Jeremiah D. Stutzman, aged 3 months and 26 days. Buried in the Walnut Creek Mennonite Cemetery. Funeral services were held by David Beachy and Isaac A. Miller.

BURKHOLDER.--Near Sterling, Ill., Magdalena, daughter of Seth and Magdalena Burkholder, aged 27 years, 6 months and 11 days. Services by Bish. Henry Nice. Text, Isaiah 38th chapter, last part of first verse.

HARVEY.--In LaGrange Co., Ind, on the 11th of July, 1885, Susan Harvey, aged 71 years and 4 months. Burial at the Shore burying ground.

LANDIS.--On the 5th of July, of asthma and dropsy, Elizabeth Landis, of Berkeley Co., West Virginia, aged 69 years and 4 months. She was a member of the Mennonite Church about 40 years. Her husband and ten of her twelve children survive her.

LOUCKS.--On the 16th of June, near Stonerville, Westmoreland Co., Pa., of dropsy, Bro. John Loucks, aged 83 years, 2 months and 8 days. Buried at Stonerville in the Mennonite graveyard. Funeral services by J. N. Durr and ----- Hickernel from I Cor. 15 : 55. A large concourse of friends and relatives assembled to pay the last tribute of respect to the deceased brother. Bro. Loucks united with the Church in early life and was a faithful and consistent member until death. He was always found in his place at worship until he was unable by infirmities of the body. He died very suddenly, -- but his hopes were in a crucified and now risen Redeemer.

BOMBERGER.--July 8th, near Mechanicsberg, Cumberland Co., Pa., Sister Elizabeth Bomberger, aged 74 years, 2 months and 29 days. Funeral on the 10th. Text, 2 Cor. 4: 16-18. Buried at Slate Hill-Meeting-house. Many friends and neighbors assembled to pay the last tribute of respect to the beloved sister.

STRICKLER.--On the 10th of July, in Derry, Dauphin Co., Pa., of palsy, Preacher John Strickler, aged 75 years, 4 months and 9 days. Funeral on the 13th. Text, Heb. 13:7. Buried at Stauffer Meeting-house. A sorrowing family and many neighbors assembled to manifest their love and deep respect for the beloved brother.

SHENK.--On July 12th, near Brickerville, Lancaster Co., Pa., Lydia Shenk, widow, aged 80 years, 5 months and 11 days. Funeral on the 15th. Text. Eph. 5 : 14. Buried in the family graveyard.

BOMBERGER.--On June 21st, near Shippensburg, Cumberland Co., Pa., Sister Mary, wife of Bro. Chr. Bomberger, aged 67 years, 11 months and 25 days. Funeral on the 2?th* Text. I Thes. 4 :13--18. Buried near the Roe Meeting-house, Cumberland Co. Sister Bomberger was a faithful Christian woman.

Transcriber's note: *It could be a 3 or 8 or maybe something else.

GEORGE.--On the 13th of July in Branch Co., Mich., of Brain and Spinal fever, Clara Belle, daughter of Wm. and Maggie George aged 14 years, 9 months and 17 days. Buried in Fry's grave yard to which place she was followed by a large number of relatives, neighbors and many weeping schoolmates. Clara was loved by all who knew her for her gentle life and mild disposition. Funeral services were conducted by Pre. J. R. Boney.

ALBERT.--On the 15th of July, in Cowley Co., Kansas, sister Hettie, wife of Hiram T. Albert, aged 46 years, 4 months and 17 days. She was born and married in Lancaster Co., Pa., and lived in Maytown from which place she with the family moved in 1877 to Kansas where she died. She leaves a husband and eight children to mourn their loss. She was a reader of the Herald, a sister in the church, and beloved by all who knew her.

STEETZ.--On the 13th of June, in Holmes county, Ohio, of gravel, Lydia, wife of Michael Steetz, and daughter of Eli Fer, aged 45 years and 9 days. She suffered much the last three months of her life, but bore all in Christian patience. She will be much missed in the neighborhood because of her useful life among her friends. She was prepared for her departure from this sinful world. She was buried in Famerstown, where many friends and neighbors assembled to show their esteem for the departed sister. Funeral services by A. A. Singer and Issac Miller.

AMSTUTZ.--On the 13th of July, at Mancelonia, Antrim county, Michigan, of whooping cough, Lina, daughter of Christian and Anna Amstutz, aged 6 months, and 29 days. Funeral services by Jacob M. Miller.

ZIMMERMAN.--On the 1st of July, at Milford, Seward county, Neb., of consumption, Jacob Zimmerman, aged 58 years, 3 months and 14 days. On the 2d he was buried at the Amish graveyard. He was a member of the Amish Mennonite Church. Services by Joseph Gasho and Joseph Retiger. Text, John 5 : 20--30.

Leis*.--On the 11th of July, near Hubbard, Marion Co., Oregon, Frankie, son of John and Susanna Leis*, aged 2 years, 8 months and 3 days. Services by Bish. Jonas Kauffman from Mark 10: 13. Buried on the 15th at D. D. Miller's grave-yard.
Leis should be spelled Lais.

GOLDSCHMIDT.--On the 7th of July, in Butler Co., Ohio, Maria Lissetta, daughter of Barbara and Christian Goldschmidt, aged 10 months and 27 days.

TROYER.--On the 17th of July, near Tullahoma, Tennessee, Elizabeth (Mishler), wife of Bish. Jonas D. Troyer, aged 77 years, 9 months and 4 days. They reached this vicinity on the 3rd of June, and found their children and grandchildren all well, and glad to see them. They liked their new home very well and enjoyed reasonable health until eight days before her death when she was taken with diarrhea. She had no pain and bore her sickness patiently. She was a sister in the Amish Church. Text. Numbers 23: 10. She had seven children, thirty-eight grandchildren and nine great-grandhchildren.

Transcribed by: Cheri Salz, Illinois

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Herald Of Truth - Volume XXII, Number 16 - August 15, 1885, page 255

CORRECTION.--In the death notice of Anna Staehley, in the number for July 15th, the following mistakes occurred. The name was Anna, wife of Isaac Staehley instead of Christian Staehley. Text was 2 Cor. 5 : 1--10 instead of 2 Cor. 5 :2---10. Services were held by Christian Egle instead of Christian Bechle.

SOMMERS.--On the 23rd of July, in Holmes Co., Ohio, Silas, son of Samuel and Elizabeth Sommers, aged 11 years, 9 months and 24 days. He died from the effects of falling from a load of wheat and the wheel passing over his body. He lived about two hours after the accident. He was buried in the Walnut Creek Mennonite burying-ground., followed to the grave by a large concourse of friends and relatives. Services by A. Mast,---Miller and Beachey.

CLEMENS.-- On the 21st of July, in Waterloo Co., Ont., of old age and palsy, Elizabeth, widow of George Clemens, aged 92 years, 11 months and 13 days. She was buried at Hagy's grave-yard. Services by Jacob Woolner at the house, and Moses Erb and Noah Stauffer at the meeting-house. Sister Clemens was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. She was born in Pennsylvania in 1792 and emigrated with her parents and a number of others to Canada in the year 1800. On the 10th of March, 1818, she was united in matrimony with David Hiestand. Three children were born to them, two of which are still living. Hiestand died January 6th, 1833. In 1840 she united in matrimony with George Clemens who died in 1863. She outlived all who came with her from Pennsylvania to Canada. J. W.

STEVENPIPER.--In the township of Dunn, Lincoln Co., Ontario, of consumption, Jacob Stevenpiper, aged 41 years, 1 month and 25 days. Buried at Clinton Mennonite burying-ground. Services by Abraham Hunsberger from 1 Cor. 15 : 55. Bro. Sievenpiper said, "I know I shall be happy." He admonished his children (eight in number) to be obedient to their mother, that with the help of the Lord she might lead them in the right way. He spoke of the vision he had of the beautiful city over the Jordan, which was purer than god. He spoke many words of affection and instruction to his sorrowing wife and children.

EICHER.-- On the 25th of July, in Washington Co., Iowa, of heart trouble caused by blood poisoning, Anna, wife of Christian Eicher, aged 53 years. The consolation and encouragement she gave her husband and ten children were very gratifying. Funeral services by B. Eicher from Job 11 : 25. A very large number of friends and relatives followed her to the grave.

LANTZ.--On the 20th of July, near Danvers, McLean Co., Ill., of infirmities of old age, Jonathan Lantz, aged 80 years, 7 months and 19 days. Bro. Lantz was born in Mifflin Co., Pennsylvania. He had bright evidence of happiness in eternity, and had a good mind to the end. He leaves five children living, and thirty-two grandchildren. Funeral services were held by Brother Zehr from Rev. 20 : 6, and John Stahly from Job 14 : 2.

YODER.--On the 6th of July, near Millersburg, Holmes Co., Ohio, of the infirmities of old age, Sister Elizabeth, widow of Jacob Yoder, at the advanced age of 97 years, 4 months and 23 days. She leaves three sons and one daughter and many friends to mourn her departure. Buried on the 8th. Thus,
"Friend after friend departs:
Who has not lost a friend?
There is no union here of hearts
That finds not here an end:
Were this frail world our only rest,
Living or dying, none were blest.

"There is a world above,
Where parting is unknown;
A whole eternity of love,
Formed for the good alone.
And faith beholds the dying here
Translated to that happier sphere."

RICH.--On the 24th of July, near Leo, Allen Co., Ind., of sun-stroke, Catharine, wife of Joseph Rich, aged 54 years and 3 months. On Tuesday, the 21st, this sister was in the field helping her husband to haul wheat. Of a sudden she complained of feeling ill; she was taken to the house, but when she arrived there she could not speak any more and remained speechless till her death. This should forcibly remind us of our mortality, and cause us to be watching and praying continually, since we know not when the Son of man cometh. Funeral services by Elias Yoder and John C. Lugebill.

EBY.--On the 28th of July at the home of her parents, near Clear Spring, Md., Fannie A., daughter of Deacon Isaac and Mary Eby, aged 15 years, 10 months and 28 days. She was received into the Mennonite Church during her sickness. Services by Daniel Roth, Adam Baer, and Josiah Brewer.
"Fannie dear, we all do miss thee;
Thou hast gone from earth away
To rejoice with thy dear Savior
In the realms of endless day.

"She is sleeping, calmly sleeping
In a new-made grave to-day;
We are weeping, sadly weeping
For our loved one gone away."

MILLER.--On the 2nd of August, in Elk Lick Twp., Somerset Co., Pa., of paralysis, Joel Miller, aged 74 years, 4 months and 6 days. Funeral services by Manasscs Beachy from Rom. 8:1-5. The services were attended by a large concourse of friends and acquaintances. He leaves a second wife and nine children to mourn his departure. The deceased was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite Church until he was called from labor to reward. He is much missed by the church in the singing.

NEUHAUSER.--On the 22d of July, in Upper Leacock Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., Mary L., wife of John S. Neuhauser, aged 21 years, 7 months and 28 days. She was a member of the Amish Mennonite Church. She leaves a husband and one child. Funeral services by John F. Stoltzfus and Benjamin L. Fisher. Text, 2 Tim. 4:7--8.
A precious one from us has gone,
A voice we loved is still;
Her place is vacant in her home
She never more can fill.

But hers is now a happier home,
We think of her as there;
To us she cannot come;
That home with her we hope to share.

SCHWIN.--On the 30th of July, near Middlebury., Elkhart Co., Ind., of consumption, Libbie daughter of Simeon Schwin, aged 30 years, 8 months and 5 days. Buried at Forest Grove. Funeral services were held D. J. Johns and J. S. Coffman. Sister Schwin was a member of the Amish Mennonite Church, and died with the consolation and assurance of peace with God and a home in heaven. Her last days were spent in thinking and speaking of God's goodness, in concern for friends to whom she made earnest appeals to live in peace with God and one another, and to meet her in heaven.

WENGER.--On the 7th of August, in Elkhart Co., Indiana, of brain fever, Emma, daughter of Henry and ---- Wenger, aged 1 year, 6 months and 9 days. Buried at Shaum's meeting-house on Sunday, Aug. 9th. Services by Henry and Christian Shaum. The funeral was very largely attended.
"Asleep in Jesus, blessed sleep,
From which none ever wake to weep,
A calm and undisturbed repose,
Unbroken by the last of foes."

ERB.--On the 24th of July, near Erb's meeting-house, in Lancaster Co., Pa., of cancer, Bro. David Erb, aged 66 years, 4 months and 20 days. Funeral on the 27th. Text, John 14:2,3. Buried at Erb's meeting-house. Bro. Erb suffered patiently. He trusted in the Lord and died in the faith.

YODER.--On the 3rd of August, near Belleville, Mifflin Co., Pa., of consumption, Sarah B., wife of Jacob C. Yoder, aged 44 years, 5 months and 24 days. She leaves a husband and three children. She was a member of the Amish Mennonite Church, and bore her sufferings with great patience. She bade her family and some of the neighbors good-by, and we trust she has passed from this world of trouble and pain to the brighter home above. She was buried on the 5th; the funeral was very largely attended. Services by Christian Yoder.
O dearest husband,
Let not my death distress you;
'Tis God that takes me from this strife,
And in the grave does hide me;
From pain and sorrow free,
No want my soul shall ever see,
While Jesus is my comfort.

My dearest children whom I love,
The Savior will be with you;
He calls me to my home above
That he may guide and keep you;
O then take Jesus and his word,
As rule of life from heaven heard,
And God will ever bless you.

Transcribed by: Cheri Salz, Illinois


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