Herald of Truth Obituaries - November, 1867

HERALD OF TRUTH - Volume IV, Number 11 - November 1867, Page 175

CORRECTION:--- In the death notice of Emeline Shaum given in the Sept. No. of the HERALD, it was stated that she had selected Jer. 22:10 as a text from which she desired her funeral sermon to be preached. This was incorrect. She had not selected any portion of Scripture for this purpose. Otherwise the notice was correctly given.

On the 17th of October in Doylestown, Bucks County, Pa., LIZZIE, daughter of Ephraim and Kate KRAUSE, aged 1 month and 26 days. She was buried on the 19th. A funeral sermon was delivered by Jacob Rheinhard in English and by Jacob Kulp in German from Mark 10:14. It was an only child and very dear to its parents, but they need not mourn as those having no hope, for they can feel assured that it is well with the child.
How soon the lovely child was gone
To its eternal happy home!
To such as Lizzie rest is given,
And she is now with Christ in Heaven.

There she forever will remain,
Nor e're return to you again;
But if your hearts to God are given,
At death you'll meet your child in Heaven

Therefore, dear parents, weep no more,
Although it is a trial sore,
To part with those the Lord has given,
For your dear child is now in Heaven.

On the10th of October in Whiteside Co., Ill., HENRY, son of John HIGH, aged 4 months and 28 days. Mark 10:13-15.

On the 21st of October, in Washington, Tazewell Co., Ill., SUSANNA, Widow of Benjamin KAUFFMAN deceased, aged 60 years, 11 months and 4 days. Her maiden name was Brubacker, daughter of Benjamin Brubacker of Richland Co., Ohio. She was for many years a faithful member of the Mennonite Church, and died in the hope of eternal joys. She leaves four children two sons and two daughters to mourn their loss. She was buried on the 22nd . Funeral sermon was preached by Pre. _____ Hau and the writer from Ps 16:6.

On the 16th of September, in Towamencin township, Montgomery County, Pa., of dropsy, ELIZABETH KULP, widow of Jacob Kulp, deceased, aged 82 years, 3 months, and 29 days. Buried at Towamencin Mennonite Meeting-house.

On the 20th of October, in New Britian (sic) Township, Buck's Co., Pa., of Typhoid fever, HENRY WALTER, aged 66 years and 8 months. The deceased was, for many years, deacon of the Mennonite Church at Line Lexington. He was an earnest, sincere Christian, and performed faithfully the duties of his office. He has gone to his reward, and we hope he is safely reposing in the arms of his Redeemer, where, if we are faithful, we shall meet him again.

On the 21st of October, in East Hempfield township, Lancaster Co., Pa., MARIA CASSEL, aged 52 years, 1 month and 19 days. She suffered much, but bore it patiently. She was a member of the Church. Funeral sermon by Jacob and John Brubacher and John Landis. Text, Rev 12:13-14.

On the 27th of October, in West Hempfield township, Lancaster Co., Pa., HENRY BLUMESHINE, aged 10 years, 10 months, and 12 days. He was sick but a short time, and, shortly before his departure, he said that he saw his father (who had died about two years ago.) He also desired to go and be with his father in such a beautiful apartment, but he desired one of the family to go with him.

On the 28th of October, near Sporting Hill, Lancaster Co., Pa., ANNA STAUFFER, aged 60 years and 11 days. A funeral sermon was preached by David Garlach and Samuel Graybill, from 103 Psalm 15-18.

On the 27th of September, near Trenton, Butler Co., Ohio, CHRISTIAN EHRISMAN, aged 46 years and 14 days. Funeral sermon was preached by Jos. Augspurger from 1 Thess. 4:13-14, in the German language and by _______ West from Acts 8:2 in English.
J. A. S.

On the 14th of October, in Manheim Township, Lancaster Co., Pa., JACOB EBERLY, aged 67 years, 10 months, and 1 day. He was afflicted with mortification of the foot. When he saw that there was no hope of his recovery, he presently resigned himself to his heavenly Father's will. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church.

On the 28th of September, in Mazon Township, Grundy Co., Ill., of typhoid fever, ENOS, son of Lewis and Nancy KULP, aged 3 years and 20 days. Funeral sermon preached by D. Fayette Dond.
"Leaves have their time to fall;
And flowers wither at the north winds breath,
And stars to set, but all
Thou hast"all seasons for thine own, O death!"
I. K.

On the 3rd of October, SARAH, wife of John KORNHAUS, aged 40 years, 7 months, and 13 days. She was buried on the 5th. Funeral sermons were delivered by the brethren Matthias Eby, Benjamin Hershey, and Martin Lapp from 1st Cor. 15:21-22.

On the 9th of October, in Windsor township, York Co., Pa., very suddenly, of dropsy of the heart, brother SAMUEL KAUFFMAN, aged 64 years, 7 months and 21 days. He was buried on the 11th at Witmer's meeting-house. Funeral sermons were preached by the brethren Frederick and Daniel Stauffer from Mark 13:3335. The deceased took a hearty breakfast and went out to look after some men at work on the road, where he d opped (sic) down and expired.

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On the 22nd of October, in Gains Township, Kent Co., Michigan, ABRAHAM MOYER, aged 65 years, 6 months and11 days. He was buried on the 24th, in the Seuth West Caladonia grave yard. Funeral discourses were delivered by Henry Wismer and Abm. Detweiler from Phi. 1:21. He was a son of Christian and Anna Moyer, of Manheim Township, Lancaster Co., Pa. His death was caused by a fall from a wagon, in which he injured his neck and shoulders. He lived 11 days after the fall. He was apparently entirely reconciled to God, and died in full hopes of the enjoyment of a blessed immortality.

On the 11th of Oct., in Berlin, Waterloo Co., Canada West, of Erysipelas, HANNA HUNSICKER, wife of Michael Hunsicker, aged 66 years and 1 month. Her maiden name was Clemmens. She was buried at Eby's burying ground. She leaves a husband and 9 children to mourn their loss. Funeral sermons were preached by Daniel Wismer, George Schmidt, and Enoch Detweiler from Matt. 24:44 and Rev 3:5. She was born on the 11th of September, 1801, and was married to Michael Z. Hunsicker on the 10th of May, 1818. They had twelve children"five sons and seven daughters. She was a faithful mother, but the Lord has taken her to her final rest, and what the Lord hath done is well done. Michael Z. Hunsicker and his wife removed from Pennsylvania to Ohio in 1838, where they resided until 1865, when remove again to Waterloo Co., C.W.

On the 14th of October, at his residence in Springville, Lancaster Co., Pa., of typhoid fever, after and (sic) illness of nearly three weeks, JOSEPH EBERSOLE, Jun., aged 24 years, 4 months and 6 days. He leaves a wife and two children to mourn his early death. His mortal remains were interred on the 16th, followed by a sympathizing concourse of friends and relatives. He trusted in God, and commended himself unto God, earnestly desiring to be with Christ, also earnestly praying for his brothers, that they may also turn unto God. He lived in faith; he died in faith. His friends cherish the best of hopes for him. O! that we all may live as we wish to die. Amen.


Death of Daniel Hertzler, of Springfield, Ohio

The door was broken open during the night of October by running a piece of timber against it, and the assassins entered the house. Hertzler's wife heard the noise, and rose to see after the child which had been sick and slept in the room where they entered, and said, "What is the matter, Daniel?" when one of the men caught her by the neck, and said, "Never mind Daniel." By this time Daniel was up, trying to light a candle; but his wife cannot tell whether he got it lighted or not, but she heard a disturbance in the other room and the report of a gun, upon which the man who held her, let her go and ran into the other room, and she went up stairs, and awoke the hired man, came back to the room, and taking the sick child, fled to a neighbor's house. This was on the morning of the 10th of October, between two and three o'clock. Hertzler lay there until six o'clock, when they found him dead. He had been shot twice; once in the thigh, which was the cause of his death, and once in the side which was only a flesh wound. He was buried on Sunday, the 13th. This was the largest funeral that I ever was present at. 434 carriages are said to have been in attendance, and a large concourse of people.
J. M. G.

Transcribed by: Mona M. Mann, Arizona


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