Herald of Truth Obituaries - July, 1869

Herald of Truth - Volume VI, Number 7 - July 1869 - pages 111 & 112

On the 11th of March, in Elizabeth township, Lancaster county, Pa., of the infirmities of old age, Anna Brubaker, Widow of Peter Brubaker, deceased, aged 82 years, 1 month and 11 days. Funeral discourses were delivered by John Risser, John Landis and Christian Bomberger, from Rev. 14: 13. She was a member of the Mennonite Church.

On the 15th of March, in the same place of typhoid fever, of which he suffered 11 days, Peter Brubacher, son of Abraham and Anna Brubacher, aged 16 years, 5 months and 2 days. Funeral sermons were preached by John R. Hess, John Landis and Samuel Graybill, from Lamen. 3: 31, 32.

On the 22nd of April, in Whitley county, Ind., of dropsy of the heart, sister Magdalena Baer, wife of David Baer, aged 74 years and 16 days. Funeral sermon preached by Geo. Brenneman.

On the 26th of April, near Kulpsville, Montgomery county Pa., of palsy, Henry Boorse, aged 69 years, 6 months and 12 days. Buried at Towamencin Mennonite burying ground.

On the 26th of May, in the same place, of dropsy, Peter B. Hendricks, aged 70 years, 3 months and 7 days. Buried at Towamencin.

On the 21st of May, in Elizabeth township, Lancaster county, Pa., after an illness of three days, a little son of John H. and Fanny Brubacher, aged 1 year, 5 months and 1 day.

On the 12th of May, at the residence of her brother, William Moyer, in Bedminster township, Bucks county, Pa., Catharine Moyer, aged 84 years and 3 months. She was buried at Deep Run. Funeral sermon by John Gross and Isaac Moyer.

On the 25th of May, in Franconiaville. Montgomery county, Pa., Abraham Hockman, aged 62 years, 7 months and 5 days. Buried at Franconia Mennonite burying ground.

On the 30th of May, in Clinton township, Lincoln county, Ontario, of the infirmities of old age, Elizabeth Hunsberger, aged 83 years. On the 2nd of June she was buried, followed to the grave by a large concourse of relatives and friends. Funeral sermons by Samuel Gottshalk of Pennsylvania, and John Baer of Waterloo county, Ont.

On the 19th of May, in Hilltown, Bucks co., Pa., suddenly, of heart disease, John Hunsberger, aged about 62 years. Funeral discourses by Isaac Oberholzer and Abraham Moyer.

On the 23d of May, in Plumstead township, Bucks county, Pa., of consumption, Mary, wife of Jacob L. Shaddinger, aged 52 years, 4 months and 23 days. Funeral discourses by John Allenbach and Isaac Moyer from Is. 37: 17.

On the 1st of May, in Union county, Pa., Fanny, daughter of Joel and Elizabeth Riehl, aged 9 years and 14 days.

On the 8th of May, in Lower Salford, Montgomery county, Pa., of consumption, Joseph M. Kolp, aged 60 years, 3 months and 1 day. Buried at Skippack Mennonite Meeting-house. Funeral sermons by Abm. Wismer and George Detweiler.

On the 5th of May, in Wadsworth, Medina co., Ohio, of consumption, George Yoder, aged about 64 years. He was buried on the 7th at the Mennonite burying ground in that place.

In Morgan county, Mo., Christiana, daughter of John Beutler, aged 7 years, 7 months and 9 days. Her disease was typhoid fever. Funeral discourses by Daniel Brundage and John Snyder.

On the 11th of June, in Doylestown township, Bucks county, Pa., after a lingering illness. Herman Schmutz, aged about 58 years. The deceased was born in the Grand-duchey* of Baden, Germany.

On the 12 of June, in Hosensack, Lehigh county, Pa., Rebecca, daughter of Pre. Joseph Shantz, aged 3 years, 9 months and 5 days.

On the 3rd of June, in Clinton township, Lincoln county, Ont. Magdalena, wife of Frederick Eckhart, aged 50 years and 6 months. Her maiden name was Hunsberger. She retired to bed in usual health, and in the morning when her husband spoke to her she made no reply. He arose and opened the door and saw that she was just expiring. She was buried on the 5th. Funeral discourse was preached from Matt. 24: 44. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite church.

On the 12th of June, about four miles from Valparaiso, in Porter county, Ind., Eliza Maria, daughter of Jeremiah and Susanna Hambling, aged 22 years, 3 months and 12 days. She had been lingering for some time with consumption, and as she saw that the time of her departure was drawing nigh, she became concerned about the salvation of her soul and desired to be baptized and received into the church. A minister was sent for who arrived just in time to accomplish the earnest desire of her heart. She said previous to being baptized, she had only this one desire, that she might yet be baptizedthen she was ready to go. She gave other evidences also that she had made a due preparation for her final departure. We hope she has gone to dwell in peace. But, dear young people, who are yet in the enjoyment of health and strength, do not delay the great preparation for the time may pass and ere you obtain the desire of your hearts, your time may have fled and you will realize that it is too late.

On the 16th of June, in Salisbury township, Lancaster county, Pa., Martha, wife of Solomon Wanner, and daughter of Joseph and Magdalena Snavely, aged 37 years, 6 months and 24 days. Funeral services were conducted by Samuel Wenger and Amos Herr, from Heb. 9: 27, 28. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite church. She was fully resigned to the will of the Lord and waited patiently for the time of her departure. We hope she rests where sickness and sorrow can never come. Farewell, husband and children dear, I am not dead, but sleeping here; Prepare for death, for die you must, And with me slumber in the dust.

On the 20th of June, in Hilltown township, Bucks county, Pa., of consumption, Isaac Hunsberger, aged 26 years, 2 months and some days. On the 22nd he was buried at Perquasee burying ground. He leaves a wife and child to mourn his departure.

On the 10th of April, in the Bethel church, in Moneteau county, Mo., Joel Edwin, son of Peter P. and Barbara S. Lehman, aged nearly 4 months.

* Transcriber's note: as written

Transcribed by Sandra Poulton, Ontario

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