Herald Of Truth - Volume VII, Number 5 - May, 1870 page 78 - 79
Death notices should be written as briefly as possible, and when poetry is added, it should not exceed eight lines.
CORRECTION. In the obituary of Jenetta Isabel Stoner in the March No., instead of Levi S. and ANNA Stoner, read Levi S. and HANNAH Stoner.
At the residence of Levi S. Stoner, in Elkhart county, Indiana, on the 2nd of April, of typhoid fever, BARBARA SHELLY, aged 76 years, 6 months and 5 days. She was buried at Shaum's burying ground on the 3rd, upon which occasion funeral discourses were delivered by John M. and Daniel Brenneman from Amos 4:12, last part, "Prepare to meet thy God." * *
In Allen county, Ohio, of disease of the heart, on the 27th
of March, Bro. AARON STEMEN, aged 29 years, 7 months and
During his sickness he suffered much and became alarmed about his future welfare, and by his request Bro. C. Culp was sent for, who conversed with him about the salvation of his soul. He confessed that he had not lived heretofore as he should have done, but expressed a sincere desire to be baptized and unite with the people of God, which was accordingly done.
Before he died he said he felt as though he had peace with God, and died with a firm hope of entering into the joys of his Lord.
In the same county, of the infirmities of old age, Bro. SAMUEL
BURKHOLDER, in the 82d year of his age. He did not appear
to be sick, but gradually wasted away until he calmly fell asleep,
and we hope and trust in the arms of Jesus.
Funeral sermons were preached on the above occasions by Bro. Christian Culp. HENRY SHENK
On the 2nd of April, in St. Joseph county, Ind., of consumption, FRONICA LUTZ, aged 33 years, 2 months and 27 days. She was born in Butler county, Pa., and was a member of the Lutheran church. During her sickness she became convinced of her sinfulness, and sought salvation through Jesus Christ, which she also found, and since that she loved her Savior sincerely; he was to her all in all, and her faith was immovable. A short time before she died she called her brother, sister and daughter to her bedside and gave them each the parting hand for the last time on earth, and earnestly exhorted them to become christians, to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and not to forget their duties as christians. As she had spoken these words, the spirit took its flight. She was buried on the 4th. Funeral discourses by the writer and Daniel Brenneman from Luke 12:40. J. B. RUHL.
On the evening of the 17th of April, near Dublin, Bucks Co., Pa., aged about 80 years, SARAH, widow of William MOYER. She suffered for several years and at last received a stroke of palsy. She bore her suffering with christian fortitude, and was buried on the 20th at Deep Run.
I have kept the faith to the end,
I have finished my course in love,
Death came; I must attend,
To receive a crown of glory above. S. G.
In Westmoreland county, Pa., of dropsy, ANNA STONER, widow of Jacob Stoner, aged 77 years, 11 months and 21 days. Funeral services were conducted by ---- Dick and Jonas Blauch. The deceased was a member of the Mennonite church.
On the 12th of April, in Bratton township, Mifflin county, Pa., JOHN, son of widow Elizabeth MILLER, aged 14 years, 9 months and 21 days. His remains were laid in their final resting place at the Mattawana graveyard on the 14th. Funeral sermon was preached by David T. Zug. Text Matt. 19:14.
Weep not for me my mother dear,
Since I must go and leave you here,
With Jesus I shall happy be,
O mother, do not weep for me.
On the 11th of March, in Litiz, Lancaster Co., Pa., of *tiphoid fever, sister ELIZABETH GINGERICH, wife of Jacob Gingerich, aged 76 years, 5 months and 4 days. She was buried on the 14th on the "Old Bomberger" burying ground.
On the 22nd of March in Allen county, Ohio, of epilepsy, SARAH BIXEL, aged 2 years 4 months and 18 days. Funeral discourse was delivered by J. Mosser.
On the 7th of March, in Hilltown township, Bucks county, Pa., of consumption, MARY, wife of Moses KULP, aged 54 years, 3 months and 13 days. Her maiden name was Moyer. She was buried at Perquesea Meeting-house. Funeral discourses were delivered by Isaac Moyer, John Allebach and Isaac Oberholtzer from Is. 3:10.
On the 23rd of March, in Canada West, JOSEPH FRETZ, formerly of Bucks county, Pa., aged 74 years, 4 months and 20 days.
On the 30th of March, in Franconia township, Montgomery county Pa., CATHARINE GEHMAN, widow of Isaac Gehman, aged 82 years, 6 months and 2 days. She was buried on the 2nd of April, at the Franconia Mennonite burying-ground Funeral sermons by Henry Nice and John Allebach.
On the 31st of March, in Hatfield township, Montgomery county, Pa., SUSANNA, wife of Michael DELP, aged 36 years and 22 days.
On the 2nd of April, in New Britian township, Bucks county, Pa., of consumption, MARY, wife of Joseph L. GROSS, aged 42, years, 8 months and 17 days.
On the 26th of March, in Bedminister, Bucks county, Pa., ISAAC, son of John FRETZ, aged 2 years, 3 months and 12 days.
On the 10th of February, in Franconia township, Montgomery county, Pa., of consumption, ANNIE, daughter of William and Mary KRUPP, in the 21st year of her age. She was buried on the 13th, at the Plain Mennonite Meeting-house. Many friends and relatives were present, and impressive funeral discourses were delivered by Josiah Clymer and John Allebach, She bore her affliction with great patience, and at her own request was baptized and received into the Mennonite church.
Weep not for me, my parents dear,
Since I must go and leave you here;
With Jesus I shall happy be,
O parents, do not weep for me.
My brothers, do not mourn for me,
In heaven I hope you all to see,
Where parting words are heard no more,
But dwell forev'r on Canaan's shore.
Dear sister, do not grieve for me,
While I am in eternity;
But be content and trust in God,
And you'll receive a great reward.
Weep not for me, since 'tis in vain;
In heaven I hope we'll meet again,
Where we can then together be,
Forever in eternity, A FRIEND.
On the 27th of March, in Hatfield township, Montgomery county, Pa., of the infirmities of old age, ANNA ZEIGLER, aged 88 years, 6 months and 2 days. She was buried at Salford Meeting-house. Funeral discourses were delivered by John Allebach and Isaac Kulp. The diseased* was never married.
On the 30th of March, in Upper Salford township, Montgomery county, Pa., at the residence of Abraham Moyer, of palsy, of which she suffered three weeks. CATHARINE RUTH, aged 81 years, 9 months and 5 days. Buried at the same place as the above. Funeral discourses were deliver* by Jacob Landis and Jacob Kulp. She had never been married. * *
On the 15th of March, in Bucks county, Pa., MARY ANGENY, widow of Jacob Angeny, aged 67 years and 7 days. She was buried on the 19th at Deep Run, where a large concourse of friends and relatives followed her to the grave. Peace to her ashes.
On the 14th of March, in New Britian township, Bucks county, Pa., BARBARA, widow of Mark FRETZ, aged about 90 years. She was buried on the 19th, at Deep Run, where she had attended worship for a long series of years and where she also resided for some years.
On the 25th of March, in Bedminster, Bucks county, Pa., of bronchitis, HENRY MOYER, aged 74 years, 6 months and 17 days.
The blessed rest with one accord,
In the bosom of the Lord,
There to praise the Lord above,
Where all in union and love. S.G.
On the 4th of April, in Noble county, Ind., of quick consumption, SOLOMON LANTZ, aged 64 years, 2 months and 21 days. He was buried on the 5th at the Omish Mennonite burying-ground. Funeral services by Isaac Schmucker and Daniel Brennemen in English and German, from Luke 12:40. The deceased was for many years a faithful member of the Omish Mennonite church.
On the 24th of April, in Noble county, Ind., of consumption, JACOB MILLER, aged 56 years, 10 months and 22 days. He was buried the 25th, upon which occasion funeral discourses were delivered by Isaac Schmucker in German, from John 5:24, 25, and in English by Dr. Crumb. He was a consistant* member of the Omish Mennonite Church.
On the 27th of Adril*, in Lagrange county, Ind., of consumption, ANNA wife of David YODER, and daughter of Abraham Stutzman. Aged 44 years, 11 months and 7 days. She was the mother of five children, four living and one dead. She was buried on the 29th. Funeral sermons were preached by Isaac Schmucker in German from John 14: 1, 6, and Daniel Brenneman in English from 1 Cor. 15:56, to a large concourse of relatives and friends. She was a member of the Omish Mennonite Church. At the close of the services the following lines were sung:
Dear friends don't think of me as in the tomb,
For I shall not see its dark shadow and gloom,
And I shall not fear though the river be wide,
For Jesus will carry me over the tide.
You know where to find me, dear children, in heav'n
Though ev'ry fond tie you have cherished be riven,
You follow me home to the land of the blest,
Where sighs are not heard, and the weary ones rest.
I'm going to live with the Angels so fair,
I'll look for you, children, and wait for you there
Where tears do not flow, and were death cannot come,
Together will dwell in that beautiful home.
* as written
Transcribed by Rose Burkholder, Ohio