Herald of Truth - Volume VI, Number 2 - February 1869 - page 31
On the 29th of Nov., 1858*, in Lower Salford, Isaac A. Alderfer, aged 60 years. He was buried the next day at the Salford Meeting-house burying-ground, and a large concourse of friends and acquaintances attended him to the grave.
On the 23d of Dec. 1868, in Markham, York Co. Ont., Andrew Wideman, aged 63 years, 9 months and 7 days. On Christmas day his mortal remains were brought to their resting-place, at Wideman,s burying-ground. He was a member of the Mennonite church. Funeral sermon was preached by Pre. Henry Berky from the 5th chapter of St. John.
On the 26th of Dec., 1868, in Earl Township, Lancaster Co., Pa., of consumption and dropsy, David Weaver, aged 77 years, 11 months, and 15 days. He was buried on the 29th, at the old family burying-ground where his ancestors are buried. Funeral discourses were delivered by the brethren Peter Mosser and Benjamin Horning from Lu. 2: 29-32. At the house the hymn was sung: "Nun gute Nacht, ihr liebste mein," and at the grave, "Alle Menschen muessen sterben."
On the 27th of Dec., 1868, in McLean Co., Ill., Barbara Hudler, aged 53 years, 6 months, and 15 days. She was buried the 28th, and a large concourse of friends and acquaintances attended her to her last resting place. Funeral sermon was delivered by Pre. Joseph Stuckey from Jn. 5: 28-29.
On the 28th Dec., in the same place from dropsy, Daniel Herr, aged 63 years, 5 months, and four days. His mortal remains were buried at Wideman,s burying-ground. He was a member of the Mennonite church. A funeral sermon was preached by Pre. G. Berki from Rev. 27: 5-7.
On the 31st of Dec., in Green Township, Lancaster Co., Pa., Daniel Lesher, aged 57 years, 9 months, and 20 days. On the 2nd of January, 1869, his mortal remains were brought to their resting place, followed by a large concourse of friends. He was a member of the Mennonite church, and was faithful in the discharge of christian* duties. On his last day he freely spoke with his family and friends around him of that which the Lord had prepared for him, which no tongue can express. Although his afflictions were great he entirely consigned himself to his heavenly Father,s will, and said "Father, thy will be done." Funeral discourses were delivered by the brethren Michael Horst, and John Gsell from Rev, 14: 12-13.
On the 5th of January, 1869, in Lancaster Co., Pa., Barbara Brower, aged 88 years, 8 months, and 23 days. She was buried on the 7th at the Weaverland Meeting-house. She was a member of the Mennonite church. Funeral discourses were delivered by the brethren George Weaver and Tobias Wanner from Ps. 90: 10.
On the 6th of January, in Millersville, Lancaster Co., Pa., of palsy, John M. Witmer, aged 54 years, 10 months and 12 days. He had three attacks in the space of about five hours. He ate a hearty dinner, and at about one o,clock the first attack took place. He was able to speak a little until the second attack, after which he was rendered speechless, and died about 6 o,clock the same evening. He leaves a widow and three children to mourn his departure. A funeral sermon was preached by Christian Herr, Henry Shenk, and Jacob Brubaker.
On the 9th of January, in Colebrook Dale, Berks Co., Pa., of the infirmities of old age and dropsy, Susannah Johnson, widow of William Johnson, (dec,d), aged 86 years, 3 months, and 3 days. She was buried on the 13th, in the Mennonite burying-ground at Boyerstown. A large concourse of friends and relatives followed her remains to the grave. A funeral sermon was preached by J. Bechtel and J. Meschter.
On the 10th of January, in Gaines Township, Kent Co., Mich., wife of John Moyer (Dea.), aged 39 years, 4 months, and 27 days. She was a member of the Mennonite church. Funeral discourses ere delivered by Pre. Samuel Scherck from Matt. 24: 44. "Therefore be ye also ready," in the German, and Pre. Henry Wismer from Phil 1: 21. "For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain," in the English language.
On the 15th of January, in Mount Joy, Lancaster Co., Pa., Bro. Samuel W. Risser, aged 25 years, and 2 months. He was buried on the 18th, at Kreybill,s Meeting-house, in East Donegal Township. A large number of friends and relatives followed him to the grave.
On the 15th of January, in Carnarven Township, Lancaster County Pa., Jacobina Nafziger, widow of Peter Nafziger, aged 75 years, and 3 months. She was buried on the 18th. Funeral sermons were preached by John P. Mast and Daniel Mast. The deceased was a widow for the last 40 years and a faithful member of the Omish* Mennonite church; she was confined to her bed for the last four weeks, and bore her sickness with patience and resignation. She exhorted her children about her, earnestly to prayer, and confessed, her whole hope being based in God. O, for the death of those Who slumber in the Lord, O, be like theirs my last repose Like theirs my last reward. Her body in the ground In silent hope may lie Till the last trumpet,s joyful sound Shall call her to the sky.
On the 19th of Jan. 1869, in Dayton, LaSalle Co., Ill., Ida Bell Brunk, daughter of Noah and Amanda E. Brunk (dec.) Aged 5 years, 4 months, and 10 days.
On the 21st of January, in Hatfield Township, Montgomery Co., Pa., infant daughter of Jacob and Mary Krupp, aged 15 days. On the 23d she was buried in the Plain Meeting-house burying ground.
On January 13th, in Upper-Providence, Samuel Hunsicker, aged 46 years.
On January 19th, in Lancaster Co., Pa., of inflammation of the brain, Peter B. Nissley, aged 45 years, 4 months and 20 days. He leaves a widow and six children to mourn his death.
On January 23d, in Elkhart Co., Ind., of consumption, Deborah, wife of Jacob Landis, aged 39 years, 11 months and 23 days. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite church. A great concourse of friends and neighbors were present, at her burial on the Yellow-Creek burying- ground, where Daniel Brundage and Daniel Brenneman delivered funeral sermons from Jn. 11: 25.
* Transcriber's note: as written
Transcribed by Sandra Poulton, Ontario