Herald of Truth,
December, 1868, page 190, 191

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Herald of Truth - Volume V, Number 12 - December, 1868, page 190, 191

On the 5th of September, in Markham, York Co., Ont., after a brief illness, LEWIS son of John SULIVAN, aged 13 years, 5 months and 5 days. Funeral sermons were preached by Jacob Weidman and J. Steckly from Rev. 14: 13.

On the 19th of September, in Page County, Iowa, of scrofulous consumption, DAVID GOOD, aged 59 years, 4 months and 14 days. A funeral sermon was delivered by William Konkle, from Phil. 1: 21. The deceased had selected the text before his death. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite church for many years. He bore his sickness with christian fortitude and expressed his willingness and a desire to leave this vale of sorrow. Upon being asked, by the writer a few hours before his death, whether he was willing to die, he replied that all was well, and grasping his hand he exclaimed; "Oh! How sweet I feel, how good I feel." He then repeated the words of the apostle; "Having a desire to depart and be with Christ which is far better." In a few hours, he calmly fell asleep.

*On the 2 th of Sept., in Branch Co., Mich. of cholera infantum, SARAH ANN., daughter of Daniel and Rebecca BEERY, aged 10 mo., and 14 days. Funeral discourses were delivered by Peter Long, from Matt. 18; 2, 3, and D. C. Beery from 1st Pet. 1-24-

(transcriber's note: on this date, the second digit in the number "2 th", may be missing?)

On the 22nd of Oct., in Canal Winchester, Franklin Co., Ohio, ABRAHAM LEHMAN, aged 68 years, 7 months and 22 days. He was a member of the Mennonite church. He was formerly of Franklin County, Pa. Funeral sermon was preached by Pre. Hefly, from 1st Peter 1-3. He died very suddenly. His last words were "I am getting very sick." and in a few minutes he was dead. He died sitting in his chair. Let us so number our days that we may apply our hearts to wisdom, for such an hour as ye think not, the Son of man cometh.

On the 24th of October, in Lancaster Township, Lancaster County, Pa., of rheumatism, BARBARA HOOVER, aged 70 years, 11 months and 24 days. Funeral sermons were preached by Christian and Amos Herr. She was a sister in the Faith.

On the 27th of Oct. in St. Joseph Co., Indiana, FANNY wife John BRENNEMAN, aged 36 years, 5 months and 20 days She was buried at Shaums Meeting-house. Funeral discourses were delivered by the brethren D. Brundage and J. Weaver.

On the 27th of October, in Markham, York County, Ont., after a sickness lasting nine days, Deacon DANIEL HUBER, aged 72 years, 9 months and 15 days. Funeral Sermons were preached by Christian Risser and Jacod(sic) Weidman. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church, and always sought to perform the duties of his office in a faithful manner. He was always on his guard, when the enemy approached to sow the seeds of discord and contention, in order that he might prevent it if possible. He was ordained to the office of Deacon by Bishop Benjamin Eby in 1836. He bore his affliction, though severe, with christian fortitude. To the comfort of those left behind, he committed himself entirely to his heavenly Father's will. He was born in Dauhin Co., Pa., from which place he removed with his parents, in 1812, to York Co, Ont., where he resided till his death.

On the 3rd of Nov. in Clarence township, Erie county, N. Y. MARY wife of Abraham MARTIN, and daughter of David and Anna Horst, aged 75 years, 1 month and 1 day. She suffered about two years the latter half of which time she sat in her chair. She bore her sickness with patience. Her daily desire was that she might go and be with Jesus. Funeral sermons were preached by John Lapp from 1st Pet. 1: 22-25 and by _____ Homes, from 2nd Cor. 5: 1. She was a member of the Mennonite church fifty two years.

On the 9th of November, in. Lancaster County, Pa., of typhoid fever, REBECCA, daughter of Jacob ZIMMERMAN, aged 14 years, 8 months and 20 days. She was buried, on the 12th at the Reading Road burying-ground; by the side of her brother who died a few weeks previously. This is indeed a severe affliction thus to give up two in so short a time, but an all-wise Providence doeth all things well, and his purposes are good. Funeral sermons were delivered by David Witmer, John Landis and Charles Hostettler.

On the 9th of Nov. in Haw Patch, Noble county, Ind. JOHN NIMMON GARD, aged 16 years, 1 month and 13 days. He died very unexpectedly. On Saturday previous he had a slight chill. On Sunday he appeared nearly well again; in the evening he went to bed nearly as usual. When breakfast was nearly ready one of the family went to call him, but receiving no answer, approached the bed and found him dead. He was buried on the 10th. Funeral sermon was preached by Daniel Brenneman from Lu. 12: 39-40.

On the 9th of Nov in Lancaster county Pa. of cancer, STEPHEN MAST, aged 68 years 2 months and 1 day. He was a faithful member of the Omish Mennonite church. Funeral sermons were preached by Christian Ummel and Moses Herz, from Rev. 14: 22-13, He leaves a large number of children, grand-children, friends and relatives. He suffered great pain. About 48 hours before his death, the pain ceased and then, when a hymn had been read to him, he begun to sing, and sang almost without intermission until a few hours before his death. He manifested wisdom and economy, both in his secular and christian duties.

On the 14th of Nov., in Lancaster Co., Pa., of fever, SUSANNA, only daughter of Samuel KUBY, aged 21 years, 2 months, and 14 days. Funeral sermons were preached by John Landis and Benjamin Herr, from Jn. 3: 16-17.

On the 17th of Nov., in Lancaster Co., Pa., SAMUEL WITMER, aged 59 years, 2 months and 20 days He was buried on the 15th, followed by a large concourse of friends and relatives to his last resting place. He was a member of the Mennonite Church over 30 years. He was sickly many years. His last sickness was caused by paralysis, with which he was afflicted about three weeks. He anxiously desired to depart and be with Christ. His hope in having obtained peace with God was firm. Funeral sermons were delivered by Tobias Waumer and Peter Moser

On the 3d of Dec., in Elkhart County, Ind., Pre. JACOB CHRISTOPHEL, aged 85 years, 11 months, and 3 days. He was buried on the 5th at Yellow Creek burying-ground, followed by a good number of relatives and friends to his last resting place. Funeral discourses were delivered by the brethren J. Weaver and J. M. Brenneman, from Luke 2: 29, 30. He suffered from palsy and had been almost helpless for about three years being unable to walk. He retained the use of his mental faculties to the last. About twenty four hours before his death he was attacked with severe pain of the bowels. He died calmly, as one lying down to pleasant sleep, and was gathered to his fathers, where it had long been his desire to be.
He was born in Rodenbach in the Palatinale on the Rhine, in Germany, came to America in 1818, and settled in Alleghany County, Pa., where he was ordained to the ministry of the Gospel in the Mennonite Church. From there he moved to Columbiana County, Ohio. From there he came to Elkhart Co, Ind., about twenty years ago. He was chosen to the ministry about forty years ago and served faithfully in that capacity as long as bodily health permitted. He has gone to his reward. Soon we too must follow---God grant that we may be also ready.

On the 7th of Dec., in Elkhart County, Ind., of typhoid fever, BENUEL B. GOOD, aged 56 years, 4 months and 11 days. He was buried on the 9th at Yellow Creek burying-ground. Funeral discourses were delivered by C. Baer, J. F. Funk and J. Snyde. Text from Jn. 11: 25. He was a member of the Mennonite church, and entirely resigned to his heavenly Father's will, and though the bereavement falls heavily upon the family, yet they need not mourn as these who have no hope. He is only gone before.

Transcribed by Ron Garber, Kansas

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