Herald of Truth Obituaries - October, 1869

Herald of Truth - Volume VI, Number 10 - October 1869 - page 159

On the 2nd of September, in Seneca county, Ohio, in the 59th year of his age, Henry Troxel. He leaves a wife and ten children to mourn his departure. Funeral sermon by ----Druckenmiller from Gen. 18: 25. "Shalt not the judge of all the earth do right." He was a member of the Mennonite church for thirty years. His disease was typhoid fever. He enjoyed good health until within twelve days before his death.
Now let our sorrows cease to flow,
God has revealed his arm,
But let our hearts in every wo*,
Still say, thy will be done.

On the 26th of August, in Eder county, Missouri, John Waenger, aged 49 years, 11 months and 22 days. He was born in Blachmumerhof in Upper Alsace, France. He was buried on the 28th of August. Text from the 2nd chapter of Job.

On the 23d of July, in Markham, York county, Ont., Anna, wife of John Risser, aged 75 years, 2 months and 22 days. She was buried at Wideman's buring-ground* where funeral discourses were delivered by the brethren J. Wideman, H. Bercky, from Rev. 14: 13, in the German language and by Pre. Holden, from Acts 9: 40, in English. This aged mother has been feeble for a number of years and life seemed a burden to her, but she bore her afflictions with patience unto the end. She was a beloved sister in the Mennonite church and we have reason to hope that our loss is her eternal gain.

On the 17th of August, in Tecumsah*, Ont., Anna, daughter of David Roemer, aged 13 years, 11 months and 6 days. Her body was brought a distance of 40 miles and buried at Wideman's burying-ground, where funeral discourses were delivered from 1 Pet. 1: 24.

On the 16th of August, near Ligonier, Ind. of inflamation of the brain, Mary Alice, daughter of Jonathan and L. E. Zook, aged 1 year, 10 months and 15 days. Funeral discourses were delivered by I. Schmucker and ---- Crumb.

On the 29th of August, in Canada, Hetty, wife of Jacob H. Strohm of Elkhart, Ind., 58 years, 9 months and 27 days. She was on a visit to her mother who resides in Canada and is 85 years old. She had left her home on the 17th and arrived safely on the 19th, having felt unwell already the day previous, and thus lingered, growing weaker unto the end.

On the 14th of September, in Elkhart county, Ind., Susanna, daughter of John N. Christophel, aged 1 year, 4 months and 10 days. Funeral discourse by Daniel Brenneman.

On the 5th of Sept., in Elkhart county, Ind., Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Christopher and Magdalena Mann, aged 4 weeks. Funeral sermon preached from 1 Pet. 1: 24: 25.

On the 9th of Sept., in Elkhart county, Ind., John Henry Long, aged 12 days. May God comfort the widowed mother who but a short time ago followed her husband to the grave.

On the 18th of Sept., in the same county, of typhoid fever Samuel Myers, aged 41 years, 7 months and 25 days. Bro Myers suffered much during his illness, which he bore with patience, saying, that he had committed himself to the Lord, and as he should see proper to do with him, it would be right.

On the 26th of Sept., in the same place, of inflamation of the brain, Lorenzo, son of Moses Culp, aged 1 year, 9 months and 12 days. Text Matt. 18: 3.

On the 29th of August, in Rockingham county, Virginia Sarah Frances, Daughter of Samuel and Susana Brunk, aged 7 months and 21 days. Funeral discourses were delivered by Samuel Coffman and Jacob Driver. She died of whooping-cough and bronchitis, of which she suffered 11 days, when God called her home.
"Leaves have their time to fall,
And flowers to wither at the north winds breath,
And stars to set; but all!
Thou hast all seasons for thine own, Death!

On the 27th of July, in Rockingham county, Virginia of scrofula and rheumatism, Simon, son of widow Elizabeth Good, consort of Henry Cood, deceased, aged 15 years, 5 months and 4 days. Funeral discourses were delivered by Samuel Coffman and Daniel Heatwole from 2 Sam. 20: 2028. He bore his sufferings with christian patience and resignation. He murmured not. His vacant place will be filled no more, his smiling face and sweet countenance his friends will behold no more in this vale of tears, but mother, sisters and brothers dry your tears, weep not for him, for we trust he is in the arms of Jesus.
"'Tis finished, the conflict is past,
The months of affliction are o,er,
The days and the nights of distress;
We see him in anguesh* no more;
He has gained a happy release."

On the 30th of Septemper* in Fairfield county, Ohio, after a lingering and very painful illness, Rachel, wife of Michael Myers and daughter of Philip Kratz, deceased, aged 61 years, 5 months, and 10 days.

* Transcribers note: as written

Transcribed by Sandra Poulton, Ontario

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