Herald of Truth
December 1865 - Vol. II, No.12
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On the 16th of October, 1865, in East Earl Township, Lancaster Pa., of dropsy, Jacob Martin, aged 84 years and 29 days. He was buried on the 8th in the Waeverlander Burying-ground, where Pre. George Weber and Pre. Samuel Good preached from: Rev. 22: 12. The deceased was a member of the old Mennonite Church.

On the 17th of October, Bro. Abraham Leib, deacon, aged 77 years, 11 months, and 19 days. He was buried on the 19th. He desired, with the apostle, to depart and be with Christ. Funeral address was delivered by the writer.

On the 8th of November, in Canada our brother Jacob Miller, aged 60 years and 2 days. He seemed very willing to exchange temporal for eternal things, that he might enter into the rest that remaineth to the people of God. He was buried on the 11th amidst a large number of friends and relatives. Funeral sermon was preached by the writer from 2 Tim. 4: 6-8. JOHN LAPP.

On the 17th of October, near Chambersburgh, Franklin Co., Pa., after a long and painful illness, Esther Long, widow of Abraham Long, dec., aged 66 years, 5 months and 8 days. During some time of her sickness, she suffered great pain and desired to depart, praying ardently that the hour of her deliverance might come, that she might be with those holy ones in the celestial mansions above. We have good hopes, that we shall again meet our parent in Heaven, where no farewell tear is shed, if we are only faithful to the end. She was buried on the 19th. Funeral sermon was preached by the brethren John Gsell, Joseph Bornberger, and John Hunsecker from Heb. 4: 9, 10: "There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God. For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his."

"Dearest mother, thou hast left us,
And thy loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God that hath bereft us;
He can all our sorrows heal.

Oh, we would not wish thee, mother,
In this world of tears and pain;
But we'll try to meet thee yonder,
Where with Christ we'll ever reign.

On the 5th of November, near Mount Joy, Lancaster County, Pa., of a lingering consumption, Sister Anna, daughter of Pre. Henry Shenk, aged 17 years 5 months, and 18 days. The funeral took place on the 8th, the brethren Jacob Brubaker, John Landis, and Christian Nissley officiating. Text, 2 Tim. 2: 19.

On the 9th of November in Dover Township, York Co., Pa., after lingering for months with cancer, J. G. Baker, aged 47 years. The deceased was buried at Hershey's Meeting House.

On the 18th of November Anna Byers was buried at Hershey's Meeting House, Dover Township, Pa. Her disease was consumption; age 83 years. Sermons were delivered by B. Hershey.

Transcribed by Ron Garber, Kansas

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