Herald of Truth
Volume 1, No. 10, October 1864
Page 68

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August 30th, in Owen Co., Ind., of dysentery, Thomas Clark, aged about 45 years. He leaves a large family to mourn his loss. He had lived to this advanced age without giving himself to God, but on his death-bed he yet desired to receive the blessed consolation of religion and according to his request was baptized and instructed in the word of truth. He was buried on Sept. 2nd. His funeral sermon was preached on Sunday following at the Mennonite meeting house, by brother Eli Mishler in the English language, and by Michael Mishler in the German.
Behold what a great consolation it is when a Father can leave his family in the blessed triumph of the hope of eternal life.

September 5th, near Litiz, Lancaster Co., Pa., Bro. Jonas Bucher, aged 81 years 6 mo. and 8 days. Funeral sermon was preched(sic) by the brethren John Brubaker, Christian Bonberger and John Landis from Revelation 22: 13, 14. JACOB K. NISSLEY.

On the 8th of August, in Richland township, Cambria Co., Pa. Susan wife of Hiram Shafer and daughter of Jacob Wingert, in the 37th year of her age. She leaves a husband and Three children to mourn her loss, (her infant, only a few hours old at her death died about a week afterwards.) She was buried on the 9th. A large concourse of friends and relatives followed the deceased to her resting place, upon which occasion remarks were made by the writer and Jacob Blough from Rev. 14: 13. She was, for some years a faithful member of the Mennonite church.

Transcribed by Ron Garber, Kansas

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