For want of space a number of death notices will be kept until the next number.-- ed.
Transcribed by C. Wheeler - British Columbia
Herald of Truth , Vol. XXIV, Number 6, March 15, 1887 - Page 94, 95
BRENNEMAN - On the 28th of February, in Moultrie county,
Ill., of diphtheria, infant son of Eli and Mary Ann Brenneman,
aged 1 year, 3 months and 20 days. Services from 1 Cor. 15.
STOLL - On the 24th of February, in Daviess county, Ind., son of Daniel Stoll. He was buried on the 26th. Services by Jacob Graber and Peter Wagler.
REAM - On the 20th of February, in Hancock county, Ohio, of croup, David, son of Ephraim and Amanda Ream, aged 1 year, 1 month and 10 days. Buried on the 21st. Services by M. Brenneman from James 4:14.
GARIS - On the 3d of March, near Point Pleasant, Bucks county, Pa., of Cancer, Bro. John Garis, aged about 55 years. He was buried on the 6th at the Plumstead Meeting-house. Services by Samuel Godshalk and J. Moyer. The brother in all his sufferings was patient and manifested a firm trust in God and a hope of eternal life.
OVERHOLT - On the 24th of Jan., in Athens, Calhoun county, Mich., at the home of Moses Histand, of Paralysis, Joseph K. Overholt, aged 82 years, 11 months and 21 days. His remains were taken to Medina county, Ohio for burial, Martin Leatherman and Ephraim Hunsberry officiating. He was a member of the Mennonite Church over 57 years. He was the father of 10 children all of whom survive him. He was born in Northampton county, Pa. Father was so kind and gentle in his declining years, that he won the respect of all who knew him. He was patient in his last illness; his hope was in God and his faith unwavering. He longed to be at rest. Mother died four years ago. Thus our dear parents have passed away. Their memory will be revered by all their children as long as life lasts. Dearest father, how we miss thee! From our home so lately flown, Yet we know that thou art blessed, Standing there before the throne. Oh! that we, thy loving children, Bow submissive to his will; Ever singing as we journey Up towards fair Zion's hill. Ever lasting ever working In the vineyard of the Lord, Until every sheaf be gathered And we'll reap the great reward. M.H.
MILLER - On the 19th of February, near Archbold, Fulton Co., Ohio, of the infirmities of old age, Martin Miller, aged 88 years, 11 months and 7 days. He was born in Switzerland and came to America in 1845, settling near Archbold, which was at that time a wilderness, and lived the remainder of his life. He was twice married and leaves 3 children to mourn his departure. Peace to his ashes!
CLYMER - On the 14th of Feb., in Chalfont, Bucks county, Pa., of consumption, Mary A., Widow of _____ Clymer and daughter of Abraham Kratz, aged 39 years, 9 months and 4 days. She was buried on the 19th at Line Lexington. Her husband died some years ago and she leaves three orphan children. She will be greatly missed. May the Lord comfort the sorrowing hearts of the bereaved family.
CLEMMER - On the 15th of February, near Breslau, Waterloo county, Ontario, of typhoid fever, Sister Lydia, wife of Abraham b. Clemmer, aged 61 years, 11 months and 14 days. She was buried on the 18th in Synder's grave-yard near Bloomingdale. Services by A. Martin and J. Woolner. Sister Clemmer was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years and was blessed with general good health throughout her life. She was ever ready to lend assistance to the sick and the needy and will be missed by a large circle of friends. She leaves a husband and four children to mourn their loss. Bro. Clemmer, who has been sickly for some months, was unable to follow the remains of his beloved companion to their last resting place, notwithstanding that he is better than he had been for some time previous to her death.
YODER - On the 2d of March, in Bowne Twp., Kent county, Mich., of Paralysis, Sister Lucinda, wife of Stephen Yoder and daughter of Moses Livingston, aged 43 years, 1 month and 14 days. Buried on the 3d at the Mennonite meeting-house followed by a large concourse of friends and neighbors. Services by John Speicher and George Long, from Rev. 14:13.
MILLER - On the 15th of February, in Champaign county, Ohio, after many years of afflictions, Eva, daughter of John and Hattie Miller, aged 17 years, 4 months and 28 days. She was of a very kind and amiable disposition, and though she was long afflicted, she was always cheerful. A few days before her death she said "I am not afraid to die mother, but you will be lonely without me." Just before death she reached out her hand, bidding all farewell and asking us to meet her in heaven. "Dearest daughter, thou hast left us; Here thy loss we deeply feel; But 'tis God that hath bereft us, He can all our sorrows heal."
STAUFFER - On the 19th of February, near Newtown, Lancaster county, Pa., Sister Anna N., wife of Bro. Peter H. Stauffer, aged 56 years, 8 months and 2 days. Funeral on the 23d. Text, Isaiah 35:10. Buried at Kraybill's Meeting-house. Sister Stauffer suffered many years of rheumatism. A large congregation assembled to pay the last tribute of respect for the dear sister.
RODES - On the 25th of Feb., at Clarence Centre, Erie county, New York, of consumption, Annie, wife of John Rodes, aged 69 years, 10 months and 7 days. She was the daughter of Abraham and Maria Martin, and was born in Lancaster county, Pa. She leaves her husband, 4 daughters and 20 grandchildren to mourn their loss. She was a faithful member of the "River Brethren" denomination. Services by Asa Bearss, of Ont. (Canada).
YODER - On the 9th of Feb., on Elkhart prairie, Elkhart county, Ind., of lung fever, Lydia, wife of Bishop Joseph Yoder, formerly of Bristol, Ind., aged 63 years, 8 months and 25 days. She married in August, 1842, her surviving husband, who, with five children, now mourns the loss of a dear companion and a loving mother. She was a consistent member of the Amish Mennonite church for 47 years. During her illness she evidently suffered much, which however she bore with much patience and Christian resignation. About half an hour before her death she requested that we should pray for her, which we did, and she passed away quietly to awake in glory. Funeral services were held at the Amish church at Hawpatch by Jonathan Troyer and D.A. Johns from Isa. 40:6-8 and Isa. 35:10. "Companion dear, I left you here, In solitude, and gloom, and tears; But all in mercy Lord has come, To take me to my heavenly home. Weep not for me, since 'tis in vain, I will no more return again; My home from earth is far away, And here tis my delight to stay."
BLOUGH - On the 2d of March, at the residence of her son-in-law, James Brumbaugh, in Elkhart county, Ind., Polly, widow of Christian Blough (who died some eight years ago), aged 74 years, 11 months and 20 days. She was buried on the 4th at Brethren's Meeting house, west of Goshen, where services were held by J.F. Funk and Daniel Riggle from Rev. 14:13. The funeral was very largely attended, and we trust the aged mother has passed from the sufferings and conflicts of this life to the joys of the life to come. She leaves eight children and a number of grandchildren to mourn her death. Peace to her ashes.
OBERHOLTZER - On the 24th of February, in Berlin, Waterlook county, Ontario, of consumption, Bro. Isaac Oberholtzer, aged 48 years and 9 months. He was buried on the 26th at Eby's meeting-house in Berlin. Services by Noah Stauffer and Samuel Bowman from 2 Tim. 4:6-8 and Rom. 8:1. He leaves a deeply bereaved wife and five children to mourn the death of a dearly beloved husband and father. May God in his love and mercy comfort the bereaved sister and children.
DERSTEIN - On the 1st of February, in Montgomery Co., Pa., of inflammation of the bowels, Elizabeth Derstein, daughter of Jacob Detweiler, aged 67 years, 5 months and 2 days. She was buried on the 7th in the Rockhill graveyard. Services by Abel Horning and Samuel Detweiler from Rev. 14:13 and Pet. 1:23.
DETWEILER - On the 6th of February, in Hilltown Twp., Bucks county Pa., Bernard Detweiler, aged 33 years, 11 months and 3 days. Buried on the 9th in Rock Hill grave-yard followed to the grave by many relatives and friends as well as by his sorrowing wife and her children
DETWEILER - On the 27th of Jan., in Hilltown, Bucks Co., P., daughter of Bernard and _____ Detweiler, aged 2 years, 8 months and 1 day. Buried on the 29th. Services by Abram Moyer and Abel Horning.
DETWEILER - On the 26th of Jan., in Hilltown, Bucks county, Pa., of inflammation of the brain, Catharine (Sauder) Detweiler, aged 29 years, 2 months and 6 days. She was sick only 2 days. She leaves a husband and 2 children to mourn her death, besides parents, brothers, sisters and friends. Services by Abel Horning and Josiah Clemmer from Jeremiah 1:16.
RINGENBERG - On the 7th of Feb., in Bureau county, Ill., William Arthur, son of John and Lena Ringerberg, aged 2 months. He was buried on the 8th in the Amish Mennonite graveyard. Services by Joseph Burkey and Andrew Eash.
YODER - On the 3d of February, near Middlebury, Elkhart Co., Ind., of infirmities of old age, Henry C. Yoder, aged 74 years, 1 month and 14 days. During his long sickness in which he was unable to attend public worship, he kept a steadfast hope in the merits of his Redeemer, and prayed much to God who gave him sweet peace. He longed to change the mortal life with the immortal. He was buried on the 5th in Hochstetler's graveyard. Services by A.A. Troyer and D.S. Kauffman from Jon 5:19 and 2 Cor. 1:10. He leaves 7 children and a number of grandchildren.
BRENNEMAN - On the 16th of February, near Arthur, Moultrie county, Ill., of sore throat, Catharine, oldest daughter of Eli and Mary Ann Brenneman, aged 2 years, 6 months and 25 days.
KING - On the 9th of Feb., in Chase county, Kan., of brain fever, Elva E., son of Chr. and Maria King, aged 3 years and 3 months. Buried on the 11th. Services by David Stoltzfus and J.P. Stucky from Mark 10:13-16. Thus we see again that the young may die as well as the old.
WEAVER - On the 2d of March, in Elkhart county., Ind., of consumption, Christiana Blough, wife of William Weaver, aged 61 years, 10 months and 26 days. She was buried on the 4th in the Clinton graveyard, followed by a large circle of relatives and friends. Services by J.J. Weaver and Peter Lehman from Heb. 4:1, 2. May the husband and children by this bereavement, be brought close to the Savior and meet the dear companion and mother in heaven.
RUSSELL - On the 21st of Sept., 1886, in LaGrange county, In., Cindarilla A., daughter of R.L. and E.C. Russell. Buried on the 23d in the Clinton graveyard Elkart county, Services by J.J. Weaver. May there be a happy meeting of parents and children in heaven.
* GERHARD - On the 4th of March, in Miami C., In., of catarrhal fever, Crosey Eda (?), only child of Frederic and Elizabeth Gerhard, aged 1 year, 3 months and 9 days. She was buried on the 5th in Schrock's graveyard. Services by Andrew Troyer.
* Gerhard - the question mark in brackets after the name is in the copy, not put in by transcriber.
STAUFFER - On the 3d of March, in Earl Twp., Lancaster
county, Pa., of Diphtheria, Isaac B., son of Enos and Anna
Stauffer, aged 9 years, 2 months and 26 days. He was buried on
the 6th. Services by Samuel and Moses Weber and Joseph Brubacher
from Ephesians 4:22-24.
STONER - On the 25th of Dec., in East Petersburg, Lancaster Co., Pa., Elizabeth, wife of Isaac Stoner, aged 70 years, 9 months and 15 days. Text, Phil. 1:21. Services by John Brubacher, Daniel Shank, and Amos Shank. Sister Stoner was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years. She bore her affliction with patience, and longed to go to her Savior.
HOCHSTETLER - On the 17th of Jan., in LaGrange county, Ind., of consumption, Elizabeth, wife of Jacob Hochstetler, aged 31 years, 10 months and 17 days. She bore her affliction with Christian fortitude and a short time before her departure she partook of the bread and wine in remembrance of the sufferings of our Savior. Then she expressed herself as being ready and told her friends not to weep for her but for themselves. She passed away quietly in a living hope. She was buried on the 19th at Forest Grove. Services were held by Eli S. Miller and D.J. Johns from Is. 38:1.
PLETCHER - On the 25th of Jan., in Elkhart county, Ind., of lung fever, Elmer, son of Henry and Anna Pletcher, aged 4 years, 5 months and 27 days. Little Elmer suffered very severely but the night before he died he often said, I am ready, I am a little Lamb. Buried on the 27th. Services by John Feldhouse and D.J. Johns from John 16:16.
NEWCOMER - On the 16th of October, 1886, in Wadsworth, Medina county, Ohio, Peter Newcomer, aged 80 years, 11 months and 23 days. Funeral services at the South Mennonite Church in Wadsworth by Henry Beery from Rev. 14:13. Deceased was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for over 51 years.
NEWCOMER - On the 3d of Jan., in Medina county, Ohio, Daniel Newcomer, son of Peter and Mary Newcomer, aged 41 years, 2 months and 8 days.
STAHLY - On the 10th of Feb., in McLean Co., Ill., Helena Stahly, aged 82 years and 10 months. She was born in 1804 in Canton Nuremburg, Switzerland; was married in 1829 to Chr. Stahly who died in 1853. In 1864 she came with her 10 children to America. She now leaves 8 children, 54 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. She was buried on the 12th. Services by Peter Tschantz and John Kinsinger.
RUBY - On the 3d of Feb., in Perth county, Ont., Magdalena (Roth) Ruby, aged 68 years, 6 months and 29 days. She leaves a husband, 8 children and 46 grandchildren to mourn her death; yet they have the assurance that it is well with her. She was a member of the Amish Mennonite Church over 50 years. She was buried on the 6th, followed to the grave by a large concourse of relatives and friends. Services in the Amish Mennonite Church by Chr. Litwiller and Jacob Bender from 1 Thessalonians 6:12 and John 5:21-26.
BRUBAKER - On the 4th of Feb., near Smithville, Wayne county, Ohio, Verna M., infant daughter of David and Lydia Brubaker, aged 12 days. Buried on the 5th in the Paradise graveyard. Services by D.C. Hochstetler and Josiah Hochstetler from Matt. 18:2-4. Little Verna is gone to rest, To the mansions of the blest, Where no earthly cares annoy; Filled with pleasure, peace and joy.
MINNICH - On Feb. 11th, in Landisville, Lancaster county, Pa., John W., youngest child of Bro. and Sister Simon B. Minnich, aged 2 years, 3 months and 17 days. Services by Jacob Brubaker and John Landis from Gen. 3:19. "A precious one from us has gone; A voice we loved is stilled; A place is vacant in our home, Which never can be filled. God, in His wisdom has recalled, The boon his love has given; And though the body moulders here, The soul is safe in heaven."
MAST - On the 19th of Feb., in Howard Co., Ind., of consumption and lung fever, Elizabeth, wife of Moses Mast, aged 67 years, 4 months and 16 days. The deceased was a faithful sister of the Amish Church. She leaves a husband and 6 children to mourn her loss, but we have reason to believe that she has gone to that blessed land where she may wear the crown prepared for her and live forever. She was buried on the 20th in the presence of many friends. Funeral services by Cornelius Hochstetler from 1 Cor. 15:13-58.
GERHARD - On the 14th of Feb., in Miami county, of consumption, Margaret, widow of Michael Gerhard, aged 65 years, 4 months and 23 days. Michael Gerhard had moved from Holmes county, Ohio, to this place in the year 1850, but was called away a few years ago. The widow leaves 8 children and 4 step-children to mourn their loss. She was a member of the Reformed Church. She was buried on the 15th in the presence of many friends. Funeral services by Andrew Troyer, from 2 Corinthians 5:1-10.
Transcribed by C. Wheeler - British Columbia