Herald of Truth Obituaries - January, 1870

Herald Of Truth - Volume VII, Number 1 - January, 1870 page 14-15

Near Reamstown, Lancaster county, Pa., a man named Winholt, who was quarrying stone made a blast, and detained himself somewhat to get his shovel, and before he got far enough away, a stone weighing 15 pounds fell upon him and killed him instantly. His age was 60 years. He leaves a wife and a number of children.

On the 28th of November, in Bedminister, Bucks county, Pa., of cancer, Jacob Fretz, aged 66 years, 1 month and 14 days. Interred, Dec. 1st, at Deep Run burying ground, to which place he was followed by a large concourse of mourning friends and relations. He leaves a wife and a number of children to mourn the loss of one they loved. May their loss be his eternal gain.

On the 5th of December, 1869, in New Britian Township, Bucks County, Pa., at the residence of Henry Swartley, Anna Moyer, wife of Pre. Abraham Moyer, deceased. Shw was buried at Deep Run burying ground, in Bedminster Township, where she formerly resided. Many were present to bid her a last adieu in this world. May they all meet again on the morning of the Resurrection.

On the 2d of December, 1869, in Bucks County, Pa., Jane Cease. Buried at Point Pleasant on the 5th. She was one of four sisters, of an advanced age, all living together, and on the day previous to her decease had gone on a visit and was brought home a corpse. Her age was about 81 years. S.G.

On the 8th of December, in Washington Township, Berks County, Pa., Sister Susanna Ehrst, wife of Abraham Ehrst, maiden name Moyer, aged 48 years, 5 months and 23 days. She suffered a long time of consumption. On the following Sunday she was buried at the Herford Mennonite burying ground, where J. B. Bechtel, A, Mast and Josiah Clemmer preached funeral discourses.

On the same day, in Douglas Township, Montgomery County, after an illness of 3 days, of affection of the lungs, Jacob M. Oberholtzer, aged 69 years and 2 months. He was buried on the same day at the same place. Funeral discourses by D. H. Clemmer and A. B. Shelly.

On the 9th of Dec. in Butler county, Ohio, Bro. Joseph Augspurger (born in Mariakirch, France), in the 83rd year of his life. He died suddenly. He was buried on the 11th. Funeral sermon was delivered by Nicholas Augspurger from 2 Cor. 5. He was a faithful member of the *Omish Mennonite Church and one of the first Mennonite settlers in Butler County, where there are now two large churches. He leaves 5 children, 28 Grand, and 7 Great-grand-children. Joseph Bertchie.
* as written

On the 22d of October, in Summit Township, Somerset County, Pa., sister Anna, wife of Brother Christian Sayler, aged 72 years, 8 months and 9 days. On the following day her remains were brought to her son's burying-ground, (formerly her residence) followed by a large concourse of friends and relatives. A funeral sermon was preached in German by the writer from Jn. 5, 24, and by Conrad Lint in English. She was a faithful sister in the Mennonite Church for many years and beloved by all. Her disease was dropsy. She had been affected with palsy some years ago and afterwards with rheumatism. Her speech failed her much of the time since, yet she was still able to attend church most of the time. Her greatest pleasure was to hear the word of God and about a crucified Redeemer. Her hope was in Christ and we believe that she died a Christian. H. H. Blough.

On the 21st of November, in Richland Township, Cambria County, Pa., David, son of Bro. David Lehman, aged 7 years, 3 months and 5 days. He was buried on the 22d, upon which occasion a funeral discourse was delivered by Henry Yother from Illinois, from Ps. 103, and also an exhortation by the writer.

On the 26th of November, in the same place, Ann, daughter of John Webb, aged 8 years, 7 months and 16 days. She was buried on the 27th, upon which occasion funeral discourses were delivered by Samuel Bough and Christian Lehman.

On the 30th of November, in Paint Township, Somerset County, Pa., a son of Samuel Lehman, aged 1 year, 10 months and 17 days. He was buried on the 1st of December. Funeral discourse by Samuel Blough.

On the 11th of December, in Conemough Township, Cambria County, Hiram, son of Brother Abraham Alvine, aged 5 years, 3 months and 20 days. Buried on the 13th. Funeral discourses were delivered by Brothers Jacob and Samuel Blough. Died of scarlet fever, which is raging to a great extent in this neighborhood.
-- Samuel Blough.

On the 19th of December, in La Grange County, Ind., Susanna, daughter of Peter C. and Maria Mishler, aged 5 months and 3 days. ­ C. Miller

On the 24th of December, in New Brighton, Pa., Wm. H. Yoder, son of Joseph and Lydia Yoder, aged 3 years, 10 months and 27 days. Buried on Christmas day, at Oberholtzer's Meeting House, where funeral discourses were delivered by Peter Boesinger and Jacob Culp.

On the 2d of November, 1869, in Rockhill, Bucks County, Pa., Catharine Bean, aged 99 years, 6 months and 28 days.

On the 26th of Dec., in Wayne County, Ohio, Anna, wife of Samuel Roth, aged 60 years, 9 mo., and 15 days. She was buried on the 28th in the Sonnenberg burying ground, upon which occasion Christian Sommer preached at the house, and Ulrich Sommer at the Meeting house. The deceased came, with her husband from Switzerland last spring and was married a little over a year. She has been a member of the church from her early youth.

Transcribed by Rose Burkholder, Ohio

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