Herald of Truth Obituaries - September, 1886

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Herald of Truth, Vol. XXIII, Number 17, September 1, 1886, page 269

CORRECTION. - In the death notice of Frances Rutt in the "Herald" of July 15th, her age was not given. It was 71 years, 6 months and 25 days. Funeral services were held by Henry Nice and J. L. Reisner, not J. L. Reimer, as was erroneously stated. Friends of the deceased will please notice.

BURKHOLDER. - On the 8th of August, in Lititz, Lancaster Co., Pa., Sarah, wife of Monroe Burkholder, aged 22 years, 11 months and 26 days. She was buried at Hess's Meeting-house.

HUBER. - On the 31st of July, in Lancaster Co., Pa., Abraham Huber, aged 69 years, 3 months and 18 days. He was buried on the 2nd of Aug. at Hess's Meeting-house.

EBY. - On the 24th of July, near Winnipeg, Manitoba, of consumption, Henry Eby, fourth son of the late Jacob Eby of Waterloo, Ontario, aged 26 years, 9 months and 14 days. About six years ago the deceased went to Manitoba and engaged in farming, but owing to exposure during an engagement with a surveying company, he contracted consumption which ended his days in the prime of life. He leaves several brothers and sisters to mourn his departure, but he gave evidence that all was well with him.

HOLDEMAN. - On the 12th of August, in Elkhart Co., Ind., of fever, Mary Alice, daughter of Christian Holdeman, aged 5 years, 6 months and 24 days. After four weeks of intense suffering this bright little jewel was relieved of the pains and sorrows of earth and followed her mother, who less than a year ago died in a living faith in the promises of God. May God bless our deeply afflicted brother and sorrowing children.

LAPP. - On the 15th of August, in Shelby Co., Mo., of cholera infantum, Eli William, son of Oliver and Nancy Lapp, aged 9 months and 27 days. Funeral services were held by John Hayes and J. Brubacher from Matt. 18:2-5.

GEHMAN. - On the 10th of August, near Osnaburgh, Stark Co., Ohio, of consumption, Nancy, wife of David Gehman, aged 52 years, 1 month and 26 days. She leaves a sorrowing husband and two children to mourn their loss. She was a daughter of Bro. Samuel Wenger of Stark Co., Ohio. Her remains were followed by many relatives, friends and neighbors, to their last resting place. Funeral services were held by C. Koehler from Joshua 24:15.

YODER. - On the 10th of August, near Sharon Center, Johnson Co., Iowa, of dropsy, Veronica Yoder, aged 67 years, 3 months and 11 days. During her protracted illness she was patient unto the end. Her husband, Abner Yoder, died about 3 years ago. She leaves a number of children and grand-children to mourn their loss, but we trust that it is her eternal gain. Funeral services were held by John Plank and Christian J. Miller from Rev. 20:11-15.

YODER. - On the 6th of August, in Wayne Co., Ohio, Israel Yoder, at the age of 69 years, less one day. He was buried on the 10th at the Oak Grove Meeting-house followed by a large concourse of people. Deceased was a faithful and beloved brother in the Amish Mennonite church and leaves a widow and 8 children. Funeral services were held by D. Z. Yoder, J. K. Yoder and David Hochstetler from Phil. 1:21.

ZOOK. - On the 20th of August, near Bird in Hand, Lancaster Co., Pa., of dysentery, Benjamin Zook, formerly of Mifflin Co., Pa., aged 67 years and 7 months. He was buried on the 22nd. A large concourse of relatives and friends assembled to pay their last tribute of respect to the departed brother. He was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite Church for many years. Funeral services by David Stoltzfus and Benjamin Fisher from 2 Tim. 4:7, 8.

CULP. - On the 12th of August, in Harrison township, Elkhart Co., Ind., of brain fever, Milo, son of Joel and - Culp, aged 1 year, 11 months and 2 days. Funeral services were held at Yellow Creek by David Burkholder and Noah Metzler. This is the second child for these parents to give, and the only one they had left. May they calmly say, "Thy will be done."

Transcribed by Carolyn Hunnicutt, Indiana

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Herald of Truth, Vol. XXIII, Number 18, September 15, 1886, pages 286, 287

"The old must die and the young may die." This trite aphorism was once more vividly exemplified in the sad bereavement sustained by Ezra E. Eby and family, in the loss of his oldest son, Ira, who died at the early age of 14 years, 3 months and 7 days. The deceased went in the early part of vacation to the farm of his grandfather, Bro. A. C. Clemmer, near Berlin, Ont., where he assisted in the duties of the farm. On the 28th of July, he met with an accident, which ultimately ended his hopeful career in the bloom if life. The facts of the accident are that being asked to keep a door closed for a few minutes to prevent a colt in the stable from escaping, he placed, in youthful sport, a plank against the door and climbed to the top when the support suddenly gave way precipitating him to the ground a distance of about five feet. The fall injured his spine and caused congestion of the brain followed by several other ailments, which baffled all medical skill and on the 26th of August, he peacefully sank to rest in Christ. Ira was a great favorite with his companions, gifted with good scholastic abilities, and possessed of a character which is worthy of imitation, and which must have had a good influence with his associates. A year ago last January he was converted and was a true follower of Christ for about a year, when he showed signs of becoming somewhat negligent and indifferent about his spiritual welfare. He kept up his part in family worship when home with his parents. During the second week of his illness, and when prospects of his recovery were favorable, he became alarmed about the well-being of his soul, and thanks to the Almighty for it, he made a fresh start in serving the Lord. O how he pleaded and prayed for forgiveness for his negligence and disobedience to his Master during the last half year. He requested his parents to pray for him, also to read out of God's word unto him which they did. Thus the greater part of a day was spent by him in prayer, but he still said he had not yet that peace to his soul that he once enjoyed, and he said he would like to have peace again. A few days later on he said, "Now I want to go home to Jesus to dwell with him in heaven." When asked by his father whether he had this hope that if death should call him away, he could go home to heaven, he said, "yes". And when asked whether that fear that he had of being lost was gone, he answered "yes, all is gone;" and his last words that could be understood were: "When I am in heaven this body will be out of suffering." The bereaved family have the consolation of knowing that their dear one died in the firm hope of a blessed inheritance in heaven. How very necessary it is for all to have "their lamps trimmed and burning" is once more clearly illustrated in this sad death, of one who left his home but a short time ago in the bloom of health and vigor, but alas! How different was the home coming. The funeral from the deceased father's home in Bridgeport was attended by a large concourse who followed the remains to the Old Mennonite church in Berlin. The sorrowing family have the sincerest sympathy of the community in their bereavement. But grieve not, for "your earthly loss is Ira's everlasting gain." Why weep and shed those scalding tears Dear parents for your son? Your loss is but a trifle small, Ira's gain a noble one.

He now enjoys eternal rest
In God's celestial home,
He's free from pain, his spirit's gone
In heaven with Christ to roam.

HERR. - On the 27th of Aug., in Elkhart Co., Ind., of dropsy of the heart and consumption of the throat, Abraham Herr, aged 72 years, 1 month and 24 days. He was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., on the 3d of July 1814, and moved to Elkhart Co., Ind., in 1850. Funeral services were held by David Burkholder and J. S. Coffman.

KEIM. - On the 4th of Aug., in Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., Pa., of the infirmities of old age, Fanny Keim, aged 87 years, 5 months and 20 days. She was never married and was sickly for about 50 years. She was a member of the Mennonite Church and was buried on the 6th in the family graveyard. Funeral services were held by Jonas Blough, Cyrus Hershberger, and Samuel Gindelsperger.

HOLDERBAUM. - On the 1st of Sept., near Wakarusa, Elkhart Co., Ind., of cholera infantum, Lewis Oscar, son of Solomon and Catharine Holderbaum, aged 1 year, 3 months and 9 days. Buried on the 4th. Services by John Metzler and Alex. Miller.

HAVERSTICK. - On the 31st of Aug., near Mount Joy, Lancaster Co., Pa., of cholera infantum, Florence, infant daughter of John and Elvina Haverstick, aged 5 months and 23 days, She was buried on the 2d of Sept., at Habecker's Meeting-house. Funeral services were held from Song of Solomon 4:7.

KOSER. - On the 17th of Aug., near Manheim, Lancaster Co., Pa., Sister Mary Koser, widow, aged 79 years, 10 months and 23 days. She was buried on the 20th at Hernley's Meeting-house. Funeral services were held from Phil. 1:21. Sister Koser was a faithful member of the Old Mennonite church.

NISSLY. - On the 27th of Aug., at Sporting Hill, Lancaster Co., Pa., of diphtheria, Israel M., infant son of Bro. and Sister Jacob W. Nissly, aged 2 years, 1 month and 17 days. He was buried on the 30th, in the Sporting Hill graveyard. Funeral services were held from Rev. 3:19.

ROOT. - On the 28th of Aug. in Landisville, Lancaster county, Pa., of consumption, Sister Lizzie K., wife of Israel Root, aged 40 years, 11 months and 3 days. She was buried on the 31st, at the Petersburg Meeting-house. Funeral service was held from Luke 7:50. Sister Root patiently bore her sickness, earnestly longing for her departure. Peace to her ashes.

HARTZLER. - On the 24th of July, in Sherman county, Kan., David H. Hartzler, aged 34 years, 10 months and 17 days. Bro. Hartzler and gone out with the intention of shooting a hawk, but the discharge, bursting the gun, injured him so that he died on the 6th day after the accident, but with a living hope of a glorious hereafter. He was buried on the 26th. He had lived there only since spring. He leaves a sorrowing widow and two children among strangers. He was a member of the Amish Mennonite Church and was formerly in Bloomfield, Iowa.

HOCHSTETLER. - On the 24th of Aug., in Newton Co., Ind., of dropsy, Susanna, widow of Bish. David Hochstetler, aged 65 years, 6 months and 16 days. She was patient in her long illness and longed for rest. She was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite Church, and leaves 9 children and many grandchildren to mourn their loss. She was much beloved in the church of which she was also the oldest sister. She was buried on the 30th. Services were held by Isaac Tschubb and David Miller.

TROYER. - On the 14th of August, near Middlebury, Ind., after nearly two years of suffering, Samuel J. Troyer, aged 40 years, 9 months and 15 days. He leaves a wife and seven children to mourn his early departure. He was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite Church. He was buried on the 15th, followed by a large concourse of people. Services by J. L. Miller and A. Troyer.
"Dear companion, thou hast left us,
Here thy loss we deeply feel;
But t'is God that hath bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal."

KINDY. - On the 28th of August, at Mabelvale, Arkansas, Anna Elizabeth, only daughter of E. B. and Angeline Kindy, formerly from Elkhart, Ind., aged 1 year, 6 months and 26 days.

DUNIPHAN. - On the 14th of August, near Emma, Lagrange Co., Ind., Elizabeth, wife of John Duniphan and daughter of Moses and ---- Hostetler, aged 36 years, 8 months and 18 days. Nothing serious was apprehended until a few moments before she breathed her last. She leaves a husband with five small children, parents, brothers and sisters to mourn her death. She was buried on the 15th. Services by D. J. Johns from Jn. 5:28, 29. She was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite church.

STAROOK. - On the 22nd of August, in Logan Co., Ohio, of cholera infantum, Gertie B., daughter of Jonathan and Esther Starook, aged 3 months and 20 days. Services by David Zook of Harvey Co., Kan., and Pre. Bates, from the words, "It is well with the child." "The tyrant death came rushing in, And here, his power to show, With icy hand he touched this child, And laid its visage low."

SCHROCK. - On the 6th of Sept., near Kalona, Johnson Co., Iowa, of dropsy, Catharine, widow of Benjamin Schrock, aged 64 years and 9 months. Sister Schrock suffered long, but at last she sank peacefully to rest. She leaves 3 daughters, whom mourn, but not without hope, the loss of a dear mother. Many friends followed her remains to the grave. Funeral services by C. J. Miller and Joel Bitschy, of Pennsylvania45-47., from 1 Cor. 15:

DETWEILER. - On the 18th of July, near Unionville, Hilltown Twp., Bucks Co., Pa., after 4 days illness of lung fever, Barbara, wife of Samuel Detweiler, aged 70 years, 3 months and 26 days. She was buried on the 22nd at Gehman's Meeting-house, followed by a large concourse of relatives and friends. Services by Abel Horning and Henry B. Rosenberger, from Ps. 94:19. Sister Detweiler was a devoted member of the Mennonite church for a number of years and we believe by what she said to Bro. Rosenberger, who visited her during her sickness, that she is at rest. Peace to her ashes!

FAWVER. - On the 30th of Aug., in Little Cove, Franklin Co., Pa., Sister Christina Fawver, maiden name Fertz, in her 92nd year. She was buried the 1st of Sept., at the Williamson Mennonite Meeting-house. Funeral services were held from Rev. 14:3.

HACKMAN. - On the 6th of Sept., in Lagrange Co., Ind., of cancer in the stomach, Andrew Hackman, aged 69 years, 5 months and 15 days. He was on a visit to two of his children, 20 miles from home, and died within 3 miles of his home where he had stopped. He suffered about a year. He was born in Somerset Co., Pa. Services by Benj. Leer from Rev. 14:13.

MANN. - On the 8th of Sept., near Jamestown, Elkhart Co., Ind., suddenly, John Mann, aged 40 years, 2 months and 19 days. He was apparently in usual health, and while he was at the dinner table, partaking his meal, he suddenly dropped in his chair and expired in a few minutes. Though in mind a child, and subject to many trials and difficulties, he leaves a vacant place in the family, which his aged mother will feel more keenly than any other. He was buried at Shaum's Meeting-house on the 10th. Services by Henry Shaum and John F. Funk from Matt. 25:13.

SCHOETTLER. - On the 23rd of Aug., near Amish, Johnson Co., Iowa, of the infirmities of old age, Helena Schoettler, aged 70 years, 5 months and 18 days. Her husband died about 3 years ago. She leaves several children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren to mourn her departure, but they mourn not as those who have no hope. She was buried on the 25th in the family graveyard, followed by a large concourse of friends and relatives. Services by C. J. Miller and others from Rev. 7.

TROYER. - On the 2d of September, near New Carlisle, Holmes county, Ohio, of inflammation of the brain, infant son of David Troyer, aged 3 months and 23 days. He was buried in the Walnut Creek grave-yard. Services by A. Mast and Isaac A. Miller.

SHANK. - On the 9th of September, at Walnut Creek, Holmes Co., Ohio, of dropsy, Jacob Shank, aged 64 years, 1 month and 20 days. Buried in the Walnut Creek graveyard, followed by a large concourse of friends and relatives. Services by A. Mast, David Beachy and Isaac A. Miller.

Transcribed by Carolyn Hunnicutt, Indiana


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