Herald of Truth - Volume IV, Number 2 - February 1867, Pages 31, 32
On Sunday the 14th of October, 1866, in Elkhart Co., Ind., of typhoid fever, Bro. SAMUEL KILMER, aged 45 years, 4 months, and 16 days. He was buried on the 16th at Shaum's Meeting-house, where a funeral sermon was preached by Bro. J. M. Brenneman. Bro. Kilmer died, as we trust, in the assurance of a happy resurrection. On his death-bed, he deeply regretted, that his life had been so imperfect, and that he had come so far short of living in accordance with the Christian profession. He however expressed the hope that through Christ he had found acceptance with God, and could say with Job of old, "I know that my Redeemer liveth."
On the 18th of January, 1867, in Wayne Co., Ohio, NANCY PLANK, aged 61 years, 9 months, and 6 days. She lived in wedlock 35 years, was a widow 9 years, and the mother of 9 children. She was buried on the 20th, upon which occasion a funeral discourse was preached in the German language by the writer from Rev. 14:13, and in English by John Shoemaker from Rev. 20:6. C. K. Yoder
On the 5th of January, 1867, in Waterloo township, Waterloo
County, C. W., of consumption, SARAH KINSEY, aged
21 years, 4 months, and 13 days. She was unmarried. She was buried
on the 7th at Martin's, where the brethren A. W. Martin and Daniel
Weideman preached impressive discourses from Ep. 5, and Ps. 103:
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In Plumstead Township, MARY, daughter of Reuben MEYERS,
aged 4 months and 17 days. The last two were buried at the same
time, at Deep Run M.H., on the 25th of Dec., 1866, where funeral
discourses were delivered by J. Moyer and the writer, from Jn.
16:22 and Lu. 2:14, in the presence of the mourners of both funerals.
The large house was full.
Those little saints to heaven did go,
As God's word does plainly show,
To keep their Christmas there above
In perfect bliss and filial love.
[transcriber's note regarding "The last two were buried... :" Perhaps this refers to Elvesta Catherine Myers, also buried at Deep Run, whose obituary is printed further on in this issue; perhaps the obituaries were submitted together, possibly along with Mary Shaddinger's.]
On the 5th of October, 1866, in Union township, Adams Co., Pa., of a brief sickness, JOHN HOSTETTER, aged 75 years, 8 months, and 10 days. He was a bishop, and was zealously engaged in visiting the churches, preaching the word, and faithful in the discharge of all his duties. Funeral sermon was preached by Bro. John Landes in German, and Bro. Andrews in the English language. Both these brethren were from Lancaster County. S. B.
MARY, wife of Abraham SHADDINGER, aged 51 years, 11 months, and 21 days, was buried at Deep Run Meeting-house, in Bucks Co., Pa., on Sunday the 23th [sic] of Dec. 1866. A large concourse of friends and relatives, followed her to the last resting place. Funeral sermon by the writer at the house, from Matt. 5:13, in the English language, and by Bro. Isaac Moyer at the M.H. in German from the same words. [transcriber's note regarding "by the writer:" See note for Mary Meyers obituary above.]
On the ____ of Dec., 1866, near Plumsteadville, Bucks Co. Pa., of diphtheria, ELVESTA CATHARINE, daughter of Henry MEYERS, aged 8 years and 8 days.
[transcriber's note: obituary was printed with a long blank line indicating lack of death day; also see note for Mary Meyers obituary above]
On the 6th of Dec. 1866, near Blair, C. W., NANCY, youngest child of Samuel Y. SHANTZ, aged one year and four months.
Transcribed by: Debbie Kapp, Pennsylvania