March 1867 - Volume IV, Number 3 - Herald of Truth Pages 46-48
On the 31st of Jan., in Holmes Co., Ohio, of apoplexy, JOHN YODER, aged 84 years and 8 months. He was buried on the 2nd in the family graveyard. Funeral sermons were delivered by David A. Troyer and Levi Miller from John 5:21-29 and 1 Thess. 4:13, 18. He leaves a wife and five children to mourn their loss. He was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite Church. B. Helmuth.
In January, 1867, near Winesburg, Holmes Co., Ohio, ANNA, wife of Jost LUGIBUEHL, in the 79th year of her age. Her maiden name was Nusbaum. She was a member of the Mennonite Church. C. W.
On the 21st of January, 1867, in Stark County, Ohio, ELI, son of Jacob and Elisabeth NEWCOMER, aged 5 years, 9 months, and 18 days. He was subject to fits from infancy. Buried in Paris. Funeral discourses by Jacob Smith in German and the writer in English from Luke 18:15-17. Henry Walter.
On the 23rd of January, in the Walnut Creek Church, in Holmes Co., Ohio, of Typhoid fever, RACHEL ESCH, aged 56 years, 10 months, and 11 days. On the 25th a large concourse of mourners followed her to the Amish Mennonite burying ground. The funeral discourses were delivered by David Bitschy and Abraham Mast from Jn. 5:24, 29 and 1 Cor. 15:47-58. Also an impressive exhortation and prayer by Eli S. Miller. She was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite Church. [Transcriber,s note: begin page 47] She was confined to her bed for about four weeks, although not well for several weeks previous. She bore her sickness with patience and resignation. I visited her a number of times, and she gave evidence that her whole trust was in God, and often exhorted her children not to forget Jesus. Abraham Mast.
On the 21st of January, in Wayne Co., Ohio, of scarlet fever, MARIA, daughter of Henry and Rebecca BEULER, aged 8 years, 10 months, and 29 days. She was buried on the 23rd, when a funeral sermon was preached by J. K. Yoder from Acts. 17: 30, 31, and by the writer from Eccl. 12:1. C. K. Yoder
On New Year,s Day, 1867, in Westmoreland Co., Pa., very suddenly, JOHN FRETZ, aged 81 years and 6 days. The deceased started away from home in usual health, on horseback, and was found dead by the roadside, not half a mile from his house, and not more than five minutes after he had fallen from his horse. It is supposed that his death was caused by palsy. He was buried, on the 3rd, at the Mennonite burying ground. Funeral discourses by the writer and John D. Overholt in German and Pre. Domer in English, from Matt. 24:44. The deceased was a member of the Mennonite Church for may years, and his seat was seldom vacant in time of worship. He leaves a wife and four children. Jonas Blauch.
About the 24th of October, 1866, in Mifflin Co., Pa., JOHN L. BYLER, aged about 40 years. He bore a lingering infirmity for a number of years with patience and resignation to the will of God.
In Bedminster township, Bucks Co., Pa., on the 13th of January, 1867, JOHN W. FRETZ, son of Mark Fretz, dec,d, aged 50 years, 3 months, and 27 days. His death was caused by a fall from a wagon the day previous, while engaged in hauling logs. Leaves a widow, three children, and an aged mother, to mourn their loss. Funeral services by Isaac Overholt, Isaac Moyer and the writer.
On the 27th of January, in Hilltown township, Bucks Co., Pa., POLLY, widow of Christian MOYER, aged about 65 years. Buried at Perquesea Meeting-house. She was a much beloved sister in the Church.
About the same time in the same county, AGNES BRYAN at an advanced age. Buried at Tochcken Church. Samuel Gotshalk.
On the 18th of January, in Rockingham. Co., Virginia, of Pneumonia, ANNA, widow of Christian BRENNEMAN, dec,d, and daughter of Pre. Henry Shank, who was one of the first ministers of the Mennonite Church in the county, aged 71 years, 8 months, and 8 days. She was buried on the 20th. Funeral services were conducted by John Geil, Samuel Coffmann, and Jacob Miller, from Rev. 14:13. The deceased was a consistent member of the Mennonite Church about fifty years. She was sick only a few days. The last thirty six hours of her life she lay as though she was asleep. She breathed out her last breath in calmness. We mourn her departure but we mourn not as those who have no hope; for we have reason to believe, that she was at peace with her Maker, and is now enjoying the reward of the blessed. O! what a consolation it is in the hour of death, if we have the comforting assurance that, when we go hence, we shall enter into the rest prepared for the children of God! We, too, are traveling to our eternal home, and we know not in what hour the messenger may call for us; for God is no respecter of persons, and persons are often taken away in the twinkling of an eye; therefore, we should try to be ready; for"in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh." Christian Brunk.
On the 5th of February, in McLean Co., Ill., of scarlet fever, SAMUEL, aged 12 years and 6 months, and on the 13th, JOSEPH, aged 17 years, 1 month, and 11 days, both sons of Christian and Jacobina RUPP. A funeral sermon was preached by the writer from the 88th and 91st Psalms.
On the 16th of January, 1867, in McLean Co., Ill., ELIZABETH, wife of Nicholas STRUBHER, aged 24 years, 3 months, and 3 days. Funeral sermons were preached by the writer from the 38th chapter of Isaiah and by Jonathan Yoder from Jn. 5. Joseph Stuckey.
On the 5th of February, in Whiteside Co., Ill., ANNA, daughter of Samuel and Magdalena DETWEILER, aged 1 year, 8 months, and 13 days. She was buried on the 7th at the Mennonite burying-ground near Sterling, in this county, upon which occasion Bro. Schneider of Stephenson Co., preached in the English language, and the writer in the German, the latter from Mark 10, and part of the 14th and 15th verses. Henry Nice.
On the 22nd of January, in Pickering township, Ontario County, C. W., of something similar to cancer, DANIEL LEHMAN, aged 61 years, 4 months, and 3 days, He leaves a wife and children to mourn their loss. He was buried on the 24th at Weidman,s Meeting-house. A large concourse of relations and friends followed him to the grave to pay him the last tribute of love and respect. Funeral services were conducted by J. Weidman, H. Berky, P. Kober, and J. Ayer from 7:13-17. [sic: no book given] The deceased was a deacon of the Mennonite Church, and preformed the duties of his office faithfully. We have the hope that he died a happy death. D. B. Huber.
CORRECTION: In the December No. of the Herald of Truth, page 100, in the death notice of Abraham Roemer it was stated that he died in Waterloo Co. It should have been York County.
On the 3rd of January, in Clay Co., Ind., of consumption, CATHARINE, wife of Jacob MILLER, aged 55 years. She died in the triumph of a living faith and the hope of a blessed immortality. She was buried at the Lutheran Church in Steubenville, Owen Co. Funeral sermons preached by Jacob Bower and Michael Mishler from 1 Peter 1: 23, 24. On the 7th of January, in Owen Co., Ind., of palsy, of which this was the third attack, JACOB ROYER, aged 47 years, 7 months, and 22 days. He lingered only three hours. He was buried on the 9th at Funk,s burying ground in Clay Co. Discourses were delivered by Jacob Bauer and Michael Mishler from 2 Cor. 5: 1-4. He was a member of the Mennonite Church. George Funk.
On the 16th of January, in Columbiana Co., Ohio, of dropsy, MARY ANN, wife of Samuel DETWEILER, aged 57 years, 9 months, and 17 days. Her maiden name was Stauffer. She leaves a husband and two children to mourn her departure. Funeral services were conducted by Pre. Jacob Culp. Henry Bucher.
[Begin p. 48] On the 15th of February, of scarlet fever and dropsy, in Wayne Co., Ohio, SUSANNA, daughter of Henry and Rebecca BEYLER, aged 4 years, 8 months, and 9 days. She was buried on the 17th, on which occasion funeral sermons were preached by C. K. Yoder, from Amos 4:12, and by the writer from 1 Sam. 20: part of the 3rd verse, "Truly as the Lord liveth, and as thy soul liveth, there is but a step between me and death." J. K. Yoder.
On the 27th of January, near Wooster, Wayne Co., Ohio, of Scarlet fever, MARY MANDILLA, daughter of Peter and Anna BLAUCH, aged 2 years, 2 months, and 14 days. Buried on the 28th. Funeral sermons delivered by Jonathan Schmucker and the writer from Jn. 17:24.
Transcribed by: Debbie Kapp, Pennsylvania