Herald of Truth Obituaries - February, 1889

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Herald of Truth , Vol. XXVI, Number 3, February 1, 1889 - Page 44, 45

REAM - On the 14th of Nov., in Johnstown, Cambria county, Pa., Andrew, son of Henry Ream, aged 30 years, 5 months and 15 days. Buried on the 16th. He leaves a wife and two children to mourn the loss of a departed husband and father. He put off the one thing needful until the eleventh hour, when he made, as we hope, peace with God. Services by Pre. Salor.

MUSSER - On the 27 of December, in Brecknock Twp., Lancaster county, Pa., Sallie, daughter of Israel and Catharine Musser, aged 3 months and 16 days. Buried in the Bowmansville Mennonite graveyard.

GOOD - On the 12th of December, in Tazewell county, Ill., of the infirmities of old age, Susanna, wife of Deacon Peter Good, aged 79 years, 8 months and 3 days. She was buried on the 14th, in the family graveyard, where a large concourse of friends and relatives from near and far assembled to pay their last respects to one whom they loved. Services by John P. Schmidt, John Egly, Peter Guengerich and Chr. Risser. The departed sister was a consistent member of the Amish Mennonite Church. In the latter period of her sickness, she waited daily for release, from that which bound her to earth that she might be with Christ. She leaves four children, three having preceded her, 27 grand-children, and 16 great-grand-children to mourn her departure, yet they mourn not as those without hope.

HOCHSTETLER - On the 9th of January, in Howard county, Ind., of neuralgia, Christian, son of Cornelius Hochstetler, aged 11 years, 3 months. He was buried on the 11th. Services by John L. Miller, of Elkhart Co., Ind.

GARBER - On the 21st of January, in Howard county, Ind., of lung fever, Barbara Garber, widow, aged 78 years, 3 months and 18 days. She was born October 10th, 1810, was mother of twelve children, all of whom are still living. She leaves also 110 grand-children and 107 great-grand-children. She was a member of the Amish Mennonite Church. She loved to be with the children of God, and her desire was to walk in the ways of her Savior. Funeral services by Daniel C. Miller from Heb. 9:27, 28, and E.A. Mast from John 5:1-3.

MYERS - On the 21st of Jan., in Elkhart, Elkhart county, Ind., of consumption, of which she suffered several years, Nancy, wife of Isaac Myers, aged 36 years, 9 months and 11 days. She was united in marriage with her surviving husband on the 28th of May, 1876. She leaves a sorrowing husband, three children, a father, five brothers and one sister to mourn their loss. She became a member of the Evangelical Association about four years ago, of which she was a consistent member to the time of her death.

MILLER -On the 15th of January, in LaGrange county, Indiana, of cancer and consumption, Sister Polly, wife of John C. Miller, aged 36 years, 11 months and 13 days. Some time before her death, after being very low and not expected to recover, she told her husband that she had seen her two sisters, who preceded her. They came with a smile on their faces, and shook hands with her. She also admonished her husband that he should lead a faithful Christian life and bring up the remaining children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. She was a member of the Amish Mennonite church and mother of six children, four sons and two daughters, three of which preceded her, leaving a husband with two sons and a daughter to mourn their loss. She was buried in Pre. C. Miller's graveyard, followed by many friends and relatives. Services by J.J. Weaver and Joseph D. Miller.

BAUSMAN - On the 6th of January, near Millersville, Lancaster county, Pa., Emma M., wife of Henry Bausman, and daughter of Abraham and Elizabeth Denlinger, aged 28 years, 11 months and 24 days. She was a very happy wife for nearly two years, when she began to suffer from an incurable disease. She gave herself into the hands of the Lord and found rest to her soul, though her bodily sufferings continued day and night. We hope she has attained to that rest which remaineth for the people of God. Services by John K. Brubacher from Ps. 102:23 and J.P. Stine from Hos. 2:19, 20.

EMMERT - On the 5th of January, at Napanee, Ind., Bro. John Emmert, aged 59 years, 3 months and 5 days. He leaves his wife and two sons to mourn his death. The funeral was largely attended. Services by J.P. Smucker, J. Bleiley and D. Wysong.

HERSHBERGER - On the 17th of Jan., near East Lynne, Mo., John Hershberger, son of Abram Hershberger, of St. Joseph county, Mich., at the age of 21 years and 21 days. His mother having died when he was seven years old, he was adopted by the family of Levi E. Yoder, which whom he removed to Cass county, Mo., in 1880. He was buried on the 19th in the Clear fork graveyard. Services in German by J. C. Kenagy, and in English by Pre. _____ Garman. The deceased was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite church, and was known by all as an obedient, consistent and upright youth. He was prostrated by pneumonia on Jan. 11th, and his short illness of 6 days, was marked by severe suffering, which was patiently born. His early death is mourned by the entire community, and not only in his family, but also in the church, Sabbath-school and social circle as well, we realize that, "One place is vacant, One face is gone, One form has left us, No more to return." But we mourn not as those who have no hope, as the quiet faithful exemplary life which he led gives us the blessed assurance, that if we are true to our calling we can meet John in that better land, where pains and death cannot enter, where parting words are heard no more, and where "God shall wipe away all tears from our eyes." Let us watch and pray.

STEPHAN - On the 16th of November, in Snyder co., Pa., of consumption, James Stephan, aged 31 years and 6 months. Buried at the Crull church. Services by Thomas Graybill from Ps. 132:14.

KAUWELL - On the 20th of November, in Synder county, Pa., John William Kauwell, aged 29 years, 11 months and 26 days. He was buried on the 22d in Freemount. Services by Thomas Graybill.

* CLOTFELDER - On the 10th of January, in Juniata county, Pa., Pneumonia, Peter Clotfelder, aged 67 years, 1 month and 1 day. Buried on the 12th at the Arlocust(?) church. Services by Thomas Graybill from John 16:22.

LOW - On the 20th of January, on the Haw Patch, LaGrange county, Ind., of cancer on the breast, Sister Elizabeth H. Coppes, wife of John Low, aged 42 years, 4 months and 11 days. She was an affectionate wife and mother and a friend to all. She bore her sufferings with patience, saying "Thy will, O Lord, be done." One week before her death she was baptized, and it was her fervent desire to depart and be with her Savior. She was buried in the Eden graveyard on the 22d. Services by D.J. Johns and J.S. Hartzler from Isa. 35:10 and 1 Cor. 15:22. She leaves her husband and four children to mourn their loss.

SNYDER - On the 28th of October, in Synder county, Pa., Susan, daughter of Henry and Gimela Synder, aged 8 years, 9 months and 16 days. Buried on the 2d of November at the Pine church. Services by Thomas Graybill and John Yarens.

Transcriber notes: Clotfelder - the question mark is in the original copy.


Transcribed by C. Wheeler - British Columbia


Herald of Truth, Vol. XXVI, Number 4, February 15, 1889, Page 62, 63

BASINGER - On the 15th of January near Wellesley, Waterloo Co., Ontario, Bro. Christian Basinger, aged 33 y. 3 m. and 18 d. He was buried on the 18th. Services by Christian Litwiller and John Gasacho, from 2 Cor. 5:1-10 and 1 Thess. 4:13-18. He leaves a sorrowing mother and widow with three children to mourn his early death. It was his desire to go home to Jesus. Many friends assembled at the burial.

HARMAN - On the 2d of January, in Whiteside Co., Ill., Bro. Jacob Harman, aged 78 y., 1 m. and 10 d. He was buried on the 27th in the old graveyard near Sterling, Ill. Services by Henry Nice and Pre. Grin, from John. 19:30.

DIRSTEIN - On the 8th of January, near Sellersville, Bucks Co., Pa., of consumption and cancer, of which she suffered considerably, Sister Susanna Dirstein, maiden name Detweiler, aged 35 y., 2 m. and 5 d. She was a faithful sister, and her husband and four little darlings are not the only ones to mourn her early departure, yet we mourn not as those who have no hope. She was buried on the 13th at Rock Hill near Telford. Services by Abel Horning and Samuel Detweiler.

REED - On the 3d of February, in Elkhart Co., Indiana, of heart disease, Susanna, wife of Joseph Reed, aged 68 y., 8 m. 6 d. Sister Reed has been afflicted for some time, but immediately before her departure she appeared to be much better. She retired as usual, and being so much better, her daughter who waited on her also laid down to sleep. During the night her husband awoke and requested the daughter to see after "mother." She found her sleeping the sleep of death. She had passed away to her eternal home. In the evening when her bed had been arranged and she had laid down she engaged in prayer for some time. When her daughter before lying down had given her medicine and other needed attention she expressed a kind concern for the comfort of her husband. These were the last words she was heard to utter. She was called suddenly, but we have reason to believe the call was not unexpected, neither did it find her unprepared. She was married to her surviving husband, on the 22d of February, 1844, She united with the Mennonite church in 1874 and was a faithful and constant member to the time of her death. She leaves a sorrowing husband, three sons and two daughters (all of whom were present at the burial) to mourn their loss, but their loss is her eternal gain. She was buried on the 6th. Services by J.F. Funk from Numbers 23:10. "Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like his."

ROTH - On the 25th of January, in LaGrange Co., Ind., of dropsy of the heart, Bro. Joseph Roth, aged 66 years, 8 months and 10 days. He was born in France, was married to Catherine Zimmerman with whom he lived in matrimony about 42 years. He was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite church and leaves a wife, nine children and twenty-nine grand-children to mourn his death. Buried on the 28th in Pre. C. Miller's burying ground. Funeral services by J. Gascho and Joseph Schlegel, both of Milford, Seward Co., Neb., 1 Cor. 15:19-24.
Father, thou are gone to rest, We will not weep for thee,
For thou at now where oft on earth, Thy spirit longed to be.
Father, thou art gone to rest, - Thy toils and cares are o'er,
And sorrow, pain and suffering, now, Will ne'er distress thee more.
Father, thou art gone to rest, With Jesus and his saints;
And O! how often do we wish We could be with you there.
Father, rest, we can not go, Till Jesus bids up come;

There we shall ever est with thee, In heaven our longed for home.

WALDVOGEL - On the 20th of December, 1888, in Clinton Twp., Fulton county, Ohio, Jacob Waldvogel, aged 62, 11 months and 14 days. He leaves a deeply bereaved widow and six children. He was buried on the 22d in the Pettisville graveyard. Services by Christian Freyenberger in German and E. Frey in English from Isa. 38:1.

BAUMGARTNER - On the 11th of January, near Pettisville, Fulton county, Ohio, Bro. Jacob Baumgartner, aged 66 years, 5 months and 18 days. He was buried on the 15th in the Amish Mennonite graveyard, of which church he was a member. Funeral services by Christian Stuckey and Chr. Freyenberger from Heb. 4. He leaves a sorrowing widow and many friends.

SCHADT - On the 16th of January, pear Pettisville, Fulton county, Ohio, Sister Madgalena Schadt, aged 40 years and 16 days. She lived happily with her husband for a little over 22 years, but now he is left behind with six motherless children, the youngest but a few days old, mourns the loss of a near and dear one, who has gone to join the four children who have gone before her. She was a member of the Amish Mennonite church.

NATTZINGER - On the 16th of January, in German Twp., Fulton county, Ohio, Bro. Joseph Naffzinger, aged 81 years and 5 months. He leaves seven children and many grand-children to mourn the loss of a father and grandfather. He was a member of the the Amish Mennonite Church. At 10 o'clock on the 18th the remains of Sister Schadt and Bro. Naffzinger were brought into the A.M. church. Where an immense concourse of people had gathered. Funeral services were held by Christian Freyenberger in German and Christian Stuckey in English from March 13:33-37, after which the bodies were laid to rest in the Amish graveyard.

SCHMUCKER - On the 20th of January, near Styker, Williams county, Ohio, an infant child of Jephtha Schmucker, aged 4 months and 2 days. Buried on the 20th at the Amish Mennonite church. Service by Joseph Schlegel and J. Gascho of Nebraska.

YODER - On the 12th of January, near Madison, Wayne county, Ohio, Sister Catharine Yoder, aged 70 years and 5 months. She was a faithful sister in the Amish Mennonite church, and was buried on the 15th at the Oak Grove Meeting-house. Funeral services by J.K. Yoder, C. Weiend and D. Hostetler.

KURTZ - On the 14th of January, near Orrville, Wayne county, Ohio, Amos Kurtz, aged 16 years, 7 months and 2 days. He was buried on the 17th at the Oak Grove Meeting-house. Services by J.K. Yoder and D. Hostetler.

SMOKER - On the 23d of January, near the Oak Grove Meeting-house, in Wayne county, Ohio. Sister Sarah Smoker, aged 40 years, 4 months and 1 day. She was a faithful sister and mother, and leaves her husband and eleven children to mourn their loss. She was buried on the 26th. Funeral services by J.K. Yoder, D. Hostetler and D.Z. Yoder.

MOIST - On the 17th of January, in Bratton Twp., Mifflin county, Pa., Elizabeth Moist, aged 36 years and 28 days.

GEHMAN - On the 24th of January, in Franconia Twp., Montgomery county, Pa., of lung fever, Bro. Samuel Gehman, aged 73 years. He was buried on the 29th in Franconia. He lived in matrimony for 50 years and leaves a sorrowing widow and four children to mourn their loss. He was a faithful brother and neighbor. Peace to his ashes.

HORNING - On the 24th of January, near Bowmansville, Pa., of the infirmities of old age, Veronica, maiden name Mosser, and relict of the late Joseph Horning, aged 85 years, 6 months and 2 days. She had been blind for a number of years. She was buried on the 27th in the Alleghany graveyard. Services by Bish. Jonas Martin and Henry Good from Rev. 14:12, 13.

YODER - In Brainard, Butler County, Kansas, Leah Yoder, aged 82 years, 1 month and 16 days. She was buried at Brainard, Kansas. Services in the Presbyterian church by W.J. Ficht, in English, from Luke 12, and L. Suderman, in German, from 1 Cor. 2. The deceased leaves her husband, three children, twenty-two grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren.

MILLER - On the 1st of December, in Branch County, Mich., of paralysis, Elizabeth (maiden name Shottler) widow of Abraham T. Miller, aged 71 years, 7 months and 11 days. She suffered several years of dropsy, but in her last illness she suffered only six days. She fell from her chair while she was alone in the house, from which time she was speechless as well as helpless ??? fell asleep in Jesus. She was a member of the Amish Mennonite church since her youth. On the 3d she was buried by the side of her husband in the Pretty Prairie graveyard in LaGrange County, Ind. She leaves six children, all of whom were present at her funeral. Services from James 5:11.

MILLER - On the 30th of January, near Grantsville, Garrett County, Md., of measles, Ada, daughter of Bishop Joel and Savilla Miller, aged 1 year, 6 months and 8 days. Services by Bishop Joel Beachy and Moses Yoder from Mark 10:13-16.

BRINDLE - January 24th, near Centerville, Cumberland County, Pa., of typhoid fever, Sister Sarah, wife of Bro. Wm. Brindle, aged 37 years and 16 days. Buried at the Dunkard church where her mother, two brothers and two sisters had already preceded her. She leaves a sorrowing husband and two small children, father, three brothers and two sisters. Sister Brindle's loss will not only be felt in her own family, but in her father's, where she took the place of mother when her own mother died some years ago, and in the community where she lived, and also in the church where she was a shining light. She left a good hope of a happy immortality.

HUBER - January 22d, in Petersburg, Lancaster County, Pa., Bro. John Huber, aged 82 years, 11 months and 17 days. Funeral on the 25th. Text, 1 Thess. 4:13-18. Buried at Petersburg meeting-house. A large congregation assembled to show their respect for the beloved brother.

KAUFFMAN - January 23d, after a long illness, Sister Anna, wife of Bro. Benjamin Kauffman, near Petersburg, Lancaster County, Pa. Funeral on the 27th. Text, Isaiah 57:2 and Psalm 61:1. Buried at Petersburg meeting-house. A large congregation assembled and wept with those that wept for the dear wife and mother. May the good Lord sanctify the affliction of all.

STALTER - On the 22d of September, 1888, in Allen County, Ind., of lung trouble, Christian Stalter, aged 58 years, 9 months and 14 days. He was a member of the Amish Mennonite church, and leaves his wife and three children to mourn his death, yet they mourn not as those who have no hope for we believe that he fell asleep in Jesus. Services by John C. Lugibill and Elias Yoder.

STRICKLER - January 16th, in Rapho township, Lancaster County, Pa., Bro. John H. Strickler, aged 77 years, 4 months and 13 days. Funeral on the 18th. Text, 2 Cor. 4:16-18. Buried at Erisman's meeting-house. Many people assembled to pay the last tribute of respect for the deceased. Bro. Strickler was a good man. He was perfectly resigned to God's will, desiring to depart.

Transcribed by C. Wheeler - British Columbia

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