Herald of Truth Obituaries - December, 1870

Herald of Truth - Volume VII, Number 12 - December 1870, page 191

Young. - On the 12th of October, in Towamencin township, Montgomery county, Pa., of Typhoid fever, ISAAC, only son of Joseph and Maria YOUNG, aged 17 years, 1 month and 6 days. He was buried the 17th at Plain burying-ground, in Hatfield township. Funeral discourses were delivered by Jacob Loux, Jacob Kulp and J. Clemmer. Text: I Pet. 1:24.

Rosenberger - On the 17th of October, in Hatfield township, Montgomery county, Pa., of lung fever, ABRAHAM ROSENBERGER, aged 45 years and 11 days. He was buried on the 19th at the above mentioned burying-ground. Funeral remarks by Jacob Kulp and Jacob Loux. Test: Rev. 14:13. The deceased leaves a deeply afflicted wife and 7 children.

Haenge. - On the 11th of November, In Franconia township Montgomery county, Pa., MARY, widow of Jacob HAENGE, in the advanced age of 90 years and 24 days.

Nester. - On the 3rd of November, in Falcon Swamp, Montgomery county, Pa., CATHARINE, wife of Andreas NESTER, aged 42 years, 2 months and 7 days. She was buried on the 16, at the Herford Mennonite Meeting-house, on which occasion J. Larshar preached a funeral sermon.

Gasho. - On the 7th of September, in Livingston county, Ill., JOHN GASHO, aged 62 years. He was buried on the 8th, followed by a large concourse of friends and relatives. Funeral sermons were preached by John Egly, John P. Schmitt and Christian Schloegel from I Cor. 15, and I Thess. 4:13-18. He was a pious man, beloved by all and a light in our Church. He observed daily prayer with his family, came regular to meeting and appreciated humility. He often complained about the pride prevaling among our young people. He also said before he expired that he had a desire to depart and to be with Christ. He was a faithful member of the Omish Mennonite Church. Erisman. - On the same day a child of Christian and Magdalena Erisman was buried, aged 1 year. Funeral addresses by the three ministers mentioned above. These two funeral sermons were preached on the same day in the Omish Mennonite Church, in Livingston county, Ill. JOHN P. SCHMITT.

Rufenacht. - On the 16th of August, in Woodford county, Ill., of Consumption, ANNA RUFENACHT, aged 33 years. She bore her afflictions with patience for 2 yrs. and expressed the wish before she expired to be reconciled with God. On the 18th her mortal remains were consigned to their resting-place in the presence of a large number of friends and relatives, who had assembled to pay to her the last tributes of love. Funeral addresses by Peter Stuckey from Ps. 103:15, 16, Christian Schloegel from I Cor. 15, and John P. Schmitt from I Thes. 4:13, 18.

Culp. - On the 19th of November, in Elkhart county, Ind., JACOB, son of John and Sarah CULP, aged 1 year, 1 month and 17 days.

Baumgartner. - On the 20th of September, in Adams county, Ind., of the infirmities of old age, widow of Bishop David Baumgartner who died about seventeen years ago, aged 90 years, 6 months and 24 days. On the 22 her mortal remains were consigned to the mother earth. Peace to her ashes. She leaves six children to mourn her departure. One has gone before her into that eternal home.

Miller. - On the 2nd of November, in Stony Creek township, Somerset county, Pa., LEAH, wife of Abraham MILLER, aged 45 years, 5 months and 2 days. The deceased was perfectly well until several hours before her death. She became sick, and grew worse until she expired. On the 4th her mortal remains were followed to the grave by her husband and eleven children, and a large concourse of relative and friends, who deeply mourned her sudden departure. She was a member of the Omish Mennonite church, and was much beloved by all who knew her. We hope she dwells with Jesus in the rest prepared for the people of God. Funeral discourses were preached by Joseph and George Schrock, from Romans 8. J. M. Y.

Holdeman. - On 15th of October, in Porter county, Ind., NOAH, son of John F. and Barbara HOLDEMAN, aged 2 months and 17 days. Funeral services by Daniel Brenneman from Matt. 18:3.

Kreider. - In Elkhart county, Ind., of Typhoid Delirium, October 27th, Bro. TOBIAS KREIDER, aged 24 years, 10 months and 22 days. Funeral services by Jacob Beidler and Daniel Brenneman from John 11:4. The early departure of our young brother is remembered with feelings of deepest sorrow and regret by all who knew him. The father's hopes for declining years were chiefly centered upon him. The brothers and sisters, and indeed all who had been privileged to form an acquaintance with him, looked for and found in him an example of piety and devotedness to the cause of truth and religion rarely sought nor found in those of maturer age, much less in one so young. Posessing* a heart overflowing with love to God and man, he was enabled to gain the confidence and respect of all. The sound of weeping, lamentation and sorrow as it resounded throughout the solemn assembly on the day of his burial were in a measure expressive of the confidence and love cherished for him on the part of relatives and neighboring friends. The family, the neighborhood and church mourn his departure, and will only be comforted by the hope that the loss sustained, is his eternal gain, and that the Lord had designed his removal for the food of his creatures, and the honor and glory of his name, "that the Son of God might be glorified thereby." Thank God that though our young brother has left us in gentle submission to the call of the Master, yet his godly example may still be remembered with profit, his influence felt for good; nor has his light been extinguished by death. So earnest was he in laboring to promote the glory of God, that when those around him had forgotten to preserve that order which his earnest spirit could approve, his words of admonition, or solemn look upon them, have spoken conviction to their hearts and consciences. Blessed brother, thou hast left Thy friends to weep and mourn We hope in Jesus to be blessed And soon to you return.

Kreider. - On the 1st of November, in Elkhart county, Ind., SUSANNA, daugter* of David KREIDER, aged 35 years, 1 month and 22 days. Funeral services by P. Troxel and D. Brenneman. Our departed sister has indeed been an example of patient resignation to the will of her heavenly Father, in whose service she for years had been faithfully engaged. She was an invalid from a child, and was mild, gentle and loving to all around her. She and her brother Tobias were seriously ill at the same time, and at the time of his death, she only regretted that she could not have gone in his stead and on the day of his buriel* when she beheld his lifeless form for the last time she embraced him in her arms, exclaiming, "O that I could only go along with him!" When consulted as to whether she had upon her mind a suitable text to be used upon the occasion of her brother's funeral, she answered, For her own self she could select a text, namely Phil 1:23, "Having a desire depart and to be with Christ," which words were accordingly made use of as a foundation for her funeral remarks. Five days after the departure of her brother she calmly fell asleep in Jesus, in fulfillment of the gracious promise of the Lord that "the desire of the righteous shall be granted."
Sister, painful billow
Were not thy pilgrim rest,
My arms were not they pillows,
But Jesus' lovely breast.

Transcriber's note: * as printed in the Herald of Truth


Transcribed by: Mary Teeter, Michigan

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