Herald of Truth - Volume VI, Number 3 - March 1869 - page 47
On the 25th of July, in the Sonnenberg Church, in Wayne co., Ohio, Christiana Kilchhofer, aged 52 years, 6 months and 26 days. She was buried on the 27th on the Sonnenberg burying- ground, on which occasion C. D. Steiner and Ulrich Sommers preached appropriate funeral discourses, the latter from the words, "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord." Rev. 14: 13.
On the 29th of Sept., 1868, in Stark co., Ohio, Samuel, youngest child of Samuel and Anna Waylan, aged 1 year, 3 months, and 6 days. He was buried on the 30th at Horst's Meeting- house. Funeral sermon by Henry Martin.
On the 9th of Nov., 1868, in Dallas co., Mo., Benjamin Shantz, aged 56 years, and 18 days. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. He was buried on the 10th. We deeply feel our loss, yet we hope our loss is his eternal gain.
On the 15th of Nov., 1868, in Waterloo co., Ontario, Samuel Bricker, aged 92 years, 3 months and 29 days. He was buried at Eby's burying ground. Funeral sermons were preached by Abm. Weaver and John Bear, from 1 Thess. 5: 9, 10 and Rom. 6: 7. He was born in Pennsylvania.
On the 3d of January, in Waterloo co., Ontario, of the infirmities of old age, Jacob Kolb, aged 87 years, 8 months, and 16 days. He was buried on the 6th at Ebys burying ground. Funeral sermons were delivered by E. Detweiler, from Luke 10; 42, and Jos. Hagy, from Rom. 14: 7-8.
On the 5th of Jan., in Livingston co., Ill., Veronica Summer, aged 31 years, 7 months, and 20 days. On the 7th her mortal remains were consigned to their restingplace, followed by a large concourse of friends and relatives. She was a faithful member of the Omish-Mennonite Church, Funeral discourses were delivered by John P. Schmitt and Christian Schloegel.
On the 17th of Jan., in Lancaster co., Pa., Joseph Horst, aged 6 months, and 12 days. Funeral addresses by Tobias Wanner and Benj. Hornung.
On the 18th of Jan., widow Verona Becker, aged 75 years, 8 months, and 13 days. Her maiden name was Kilchhofer; She was buried on the 20th at the Sonnenberg burying ground, on which occasion appropriate discourses were preached by Christian Sommers and Christian Schneck, the latter from Ps. 126:5. "They that sow in tears shall reap in joy."
On the 21st of Jan., in Lancaster co., Pa., Christian Zimmerman, aged 76 years, and 13 days, He was buried on the 24th, at Zimmerman's family burying ground. Funeral discourses were delivered by Samuel Good and Pet. Mer.
On the 25th of Jan., in New Britain Twp, Bucks co., Pa., of heart disease, Philip Swartley, aged 70 years, 10 months, and 27 days. He was buried on the 28th at Line Lexington Meeting-house, where a large concourse of friends and relatives followed him to the grave. Funeral discourses were delivered by Isaac Rickert, Josiah Clemmer and William Yearick. Text: Rom. 8: 12, 13. He was sick about four months, He bore his afflictions with great patience, and had a desire to depart this life. He leaves a wife and nine children to mourn their loss. We hope he rests in peace with the saints and the redeemed of the Lord.
On the 25th of Jan., in Waterloo co., Ontario, Catharine Kolb, aged 86 years, 8 months, and 4 days. She was buried on the 28th by which occasion funeral addresses were delivered by the brethren Daniel Wismer from Rom. 12: 11. and Joseph Hagy from Ps. 39: 5,6. We cherish the good hope that, if we remain faithful, we may meet her again with Jesus, where she was longing to go.
On the 25th of Jan., in Elkhart co., Ind., of consumption, Bro. Edmund Michaels, aged 48 years, 10 months, and 23 days. Bro. Michaels had deferred the important matter of seeking his soul's salvation within a few months previous to his death, when we could say of him as of Saul of Tarsus, "Behold he prayeth." Undoubtedly his prayer was heard like that of Cornelius, and answered to him to the joy and gladness of his heart and deliverance of his soul. Bro. Michaels lived from the time of the confession of his faith as a sincere christian professor, and said he, "If I never recover again it will be well with me." These were words of consolation to his family and friends that stood around his bed. His last words were, "I go to Jesus." Many attended his funeral. A funeral discourse was delivered by D. Brenneman from John 17: 24.
On the 28th of Jan., in Woodford co., Ill., on infirmity of old age, Pre. Jonathan Yoder, aged 73 years, 4 months, and 26 days. On the day of his death several brethren visited him with whom he kindly conversed, so that no one thought him to be dangerously sick. In the afternoon at two oÇclock he laid himself down and softly fell asleep in the Lord, without giving any symptoms of pain. He was buried on the 30th, in McLean co., Ill, where his wife, who died some years before him, was buried. Appropriate remarks were delivered by Jacob Zehr, Christian Risser, and Joseph Stucky.
On the 31st of Jan., in Markham, York co., Ont., Jacob Roemer, aged 53 years, 6 months, and 6 days. He was buried on the 2d of February, at Widemans burying-ground. Funeral discourses were delivered by J. Wideman and J. Steckly from Tim 4: 4-6. He suffered a protacted* disease, and the greater part of five years was confined to his bed. But he bore his afflictions with christian fortitude and resignation. We hope he has met his God in peace and now rests from all his labors, where affliction or pain shall be known no more.
On the 2d of Feb., in McLean co., Ill., ---- son of Christian and Elizabeth Birgelbach, aged 1 year, 3 months and 8 days. Funeral sermon by Pre. Joseph Stuckey, from Mark 10: 13, 14.
On the 3d of Feb., in Shippack township, Montgomery co., Pa., of old age, Isaac Hunsberger sen., aged 89 years, 9 months, and 22 days. He was buried on the 6th at the old Shippack Mennonite burying ground. Discourses were held by Jacob B. Mensch, Samuel Harley, Joel Rosenberger and Geo. Detweiler.
On the 10th of Feb., in Wayne co., Ohio, of palsy, Bro. Adam Brenneman, aged 79 years, 7 months, and 19 days. He was buried on the 12th at Martin's meeting-house. Funeral discourses were delivered by the brethren, H. Beery, and B. Horst, from 1 Cor. 15: 54--56. He left a widow, and 9 children, and a goodly number of grand children, to mourn their loss. O that they might all be prepared, finally to meet him in heaven, that glorious rest, which is prepared for the people of God.
On the 13th of February, 1869, in Elkhart co., Ind., Barbara, wife of John Ringenberg, aged 33 years, and 15 days. She was buried on the 15th. Funeral discourses by J. M. Christophel, Daniel Brundage, and Daniel Yoder, from John 16; 15. She leaves a husband and 6 children to mourn their loss; but they weep not as those who have no hope. She was a faithful member of the Omish-Mennonite Church. Her maiden name was Steahly. Six days before her death she was at the house of worship, in apparent good health. This is another warning to those who think that health and strength will insure to them long life.
On the 13th of Feb., in Elkhart co., Ind., Diadema Kinzie, aged 78 years, 6 months, and 13 days. Funeral address by D. Brenneman from Psalm 90: 12.
On the 14th of Feb., in Milford township, Bucks co., Pa., of consumption, Catharine, daughter of Henry B. Stauffer, aged 21 years and 7 months. She was buried on the 17th, at the old Mennonite meeting-house in Milford, on which occasion appropriate discourses were held by John Allebach, Jacob Beidler, and Abm. Young.
On the 17th Feb., in the Bethel Church, Moniteau co., Missouri, of infirmity of old age, Barbara Lugibuel, widow of John Lugibuel; aged 79 years, 1 month, and 12 days. She was born in Canton Bern, in Switzerland, and came to America in the year 1824. They settled themselves in Wayne co., Ohio, where she became a widow in the year 1833. Last March she moved with some of her children to Missouri, to the place where she died. She was in good health until the Lord called her home to where she was longing to go. She was buried on the 19th, at the Newkirk burying ground, by which occasion funeral discourses were delivered by Martin Good and John Singer.
On the 19th of Feb. in Walnut Creek township, Holmes co., Ohio, of inflammation of the brain, Lydia, daughter of Jonathan M. Miller, aged 10 years, 2 months, and 10 days. She was buried on the 21st, at the Union burying-ground of the Omish Mennonite Church. Funeral discourses were delivered by Eli S. Miller from Mark 10: 13--16, and Abraham Mast from Ps. 127: 4--8.
In the Lunatic Asylum, in Indianapolis, Ind., of convulsive fits, on the night of the 25th of February, Mary, wife of Francis B. Weaver, aged 35 years, 5 months, and 14 days. Her remains were brought to her home in Elkhart county Ind., where she was buried at Schaum's Meeting- house, on Tuesday the 2d of March. Funeral sermons were delivered by the brethren Jacob Beitler and D. Brenneman from Job. 7: 16. "I would not live alway." A husband and five little children, with a large concourse of relatives and sympathizing friends followed her remains to the grave. Though affected for some weeks, previous to her death, by a disease, the nature of which tended to destroy the reasoning powers, and bewilder the mind, her conversation was chiefly of a religious character. She was for many years a consistent member of the Mennonite church.
Transcribed by Sandra Poulton, Ontario
* Transcriber's note: as written