Herald of Truth, June, 1868, page 95

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Herald of Truth, - Volume V, Number 6 - June, 1868, page 95

On the 23rd of February, 1868, in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, JOSEPH OBERHOLZER, aged 81 years, 2 months, 5 days. He had never connected himself with any church. He had a species of Separatist faith, yet during his illness, he seemed to be concerned for his soul's salvation. He leaves a wife, to mourn her loss.

On the 1st of March, 1868, in Columbiana Co., Ohio, PETER LEHMAN aged 74 years, 5 months, and 28 days. He was buried at Nold's Meeting-house. Funeral sermons were preached by the brethren Jacob Culp and Joseph Bixler, from Rev. 14: 12-13.

On the 4th of March, very suddenly, in Fayette County, Pa., MARGARET, wife of Jacob JOHNSON, aged about 40 years. She leaves a child three weeks old. She had just dressed her child and laid it down to rest, saying, "Now, it can rest well," when suddenly something came over her, and in about two hours she was dead.

On the 31st of March, JACOB GOTTSHALK, of Walnut Creek Township, Holmes County, Ohio, aged 83 years, 5 months, and 17 days. He was buried, on the second day of April, at Culp's Meeting-house. Funeral sermons were delivered by M. Shoup and H. Kilmer from 2 Cor. 5:1. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church.

On the 8th of April, at Clarence Center, Erie County, N. Y., LEAH, wife of Moses MARTIN, and daughter of Jacob and Catharine Eshleman, aged 30 years, 11 months, and 19 days. She took sick on the 7th, died on the 8th, and was buried on the 10th. A large concourse of friends attended her to her last resting place. She leaves a husband and six children to mourn their loss. We hope our loss is her gain. She departed with bright hopes. Funeral sermons were delivered by John Lapp in German from 1 Thess. 4:13, and by Pre. Shant in English from Ps. 23: 4. The deceased was a faithful member of the River Brethren Church.

On the 10th of April, in Penn Township, Lancaster County, Pa., Pre. JACOB HERSHEY, aged 67 years, 6 months, and 3 days. The funeral sermon was preached by Jacob N. Brubaker, John Brubaker, and John Bomberger. Text, 2 Tim. 4: 7-8-" I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, shall give me at that day; and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing." May such be the hope of every Christian.

On the 20th of April in Danvers Township, McLean County, Illinois, from infirmities of old age, JOHN PLANK, aged 74 years, 8 months, and 16 days. His body was buried on the 22d. A funeral sermon was delivered by Pre. Joseph Stuckey in German, and by Pre. Larenz in English from John 17.

On the 24 of April, in West Hempfield Township, Lancaster County, Pa., ANDREW HERSHEY, aged 39 years, 9 months, and 25 days He had a desire to depart this life. We hope he is gone to a better world where no sorrows, nor cares can ever come, but where joy and peace is forevermore. His funeral sermon was preached by Henry Schenk, Christian Herr, and Jacob N Brubaker; the latter in English. Text, Phil. 1:23--24.

On the 7th of May, in Milton Township, Wayne County, Ohio, LEAH BLAUCH, aged 24 years, 8 months, and 13 days. She was buried on the 9th, at Hoff's Meeting-house. A funeral sermon was delivered by Christian K. Jotder from Eccles. 12: 1, and by J. K. Jotder, from Phil 1:19--21. She made a covenant with her Redeemer and Savior Jesus Christ nearly seven years ago and has been a faithful member of the Omish Mennonite church, till she left this world, having a living hope that she would obtain the heavenly crown.

On the 7th of May, in East Hempfield Township, Lancaster County, Pa., (very suddenly) FANNY, wife of Br. Joseph HORSH, aged 30 years, 10 months, and 26 days. She was a consistent member of the Mennonite Church for some years. She left six children to be cared for by a bereaved husband-the youngest only three weeks old. On Saturday the 9th, her remains were followed to her final resting place, by numerous friends and relatives. Funeral discourses were delivered by Christian Nissley, John Brubaker, and P. Nissley.

On the 8th of May, in Rapho Township, Lancaster County Pa., JACOB ARISMAN, aged 84 years, 1 month, and 27 days. He was a member of the Mennonite Church. He was for many years afflicted with rheumatic pains and heart dropsy. On Sabbath the 10th, a multitude of people assembled. Funeral discourses were delivered at the house by Jacob N. Brubaker, John Landes, and John Brubaker, appropriate to the occasion. His remains were deposited in the new Cemetery, at Arisman's Meeting-house "Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord," and we trust that his dying was only "going home."

On Friday, May 15th, in Fayette County, Pa., MAGDALENA, wife of John HUNSICKER and daughter of Bro. Nicholas Johnson, in the 41st year of her age. She was very willing to die and spoke very earnestly to all her friends, being entirely rational to the last. She had four children buried and said, "It seems to me, I see my children standing at the door and waiting for me." About half an hour before she died, she said, "This is my father," and, offering her hand, said, "Good bye." Her husband said, "I wish I could die as she died." She was a member of the Mennonite church. A funeral sermon was preached by Pre. Rosberger. Text, "I have fought a good fight, &c.

Transcribed by Ron Garber, Kansas

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