Herald of Truth Obituaries - October, 1870

HERALD OF TRUTH - Volume VII, Number 10 - October, 1870, pages 158, 159.


On the 26th of July, in Lancaster township, Stephenson county, Ill., MARY, wife of Jacob MOYER, aged 69 years, 4 months and 13 days. Deceased was born in Lancaster county, Pa., and thence moved with her husband and family to Stephenson county, Pa., and from thence moved with her husband and family to Stephenson county, Ill., in 1847.
Funeral sermon was preached by Mathias Eby. Text first chapter of Phil., twenty-first verse: "For me to live is Christ and to die is gain." Deceased was a member of the Mennonite Church. * *

On the 1st of August, near Manheim, Lancaster county, Pa., Bishop JOHN BRUBACHER, aged 75 years, 4 months and 15 days. He was a faithful minister for many years. JACOB N. BRUBACHER.

On the 11th of August, in Whitepain township, Montgomery county, Pa., ANDREW SWARTZ, in the 51st year of his age. He was buried on the 13th, at the Worcester Mennonite burying ground. He was a member of the Mennonite Church for a number of years and was an honest and goodhearted man, always industrious and never was sick before early last spring, he was taken with a heavy cold, from which effects he took his sickness which caused his death.s

On the 14th of August, in Worchester, Montgomery county, Pa., SARAH, wife of Isaac C. BEYER, one day less than 26 years old. She had an inward affection of which death only could relieve her pain. She leaves a husband and two little children to mourn their loss. Her years on earth were few and her stay with her family was short. But when death came and bade her go, she was forced to leave all her earthly affairs and try the realities of that unknown world. She was received into the Mennonite church by holy baptism a few days previous to her death. We hope she is now enjoying that beautiful land that is promised to those who do the Father's will. S.

On the 20th of August, in Mount Joy township, Lancaster county, Pa., CORA, daughter of Joseph and Fanny MASTERSON, aged 2 years, 5 months and 18 days. This lovely and healthy child came to its death by drinking fly poison, which was set on a window to destroy flies. She took of it about 1 o'clock in the afternoon, and died before 9 that same evening. This may be another strong warning to all those who are in the habit of setting fly poison and especially for those who have children about them.
Dear reader, think what the affliction of these young parents must have been, to see their dear child cut down as it were by an untimely death. The deed was of course not meant to be done, although it was done, and could not be undone, even if they had called loud, therefore take warning before it is too late. A. H.

Died September 6th, of the infirmities of old age, in St. Joseph county, Ind., MARY SEASE, widow of Christian Sease. (Her maiden name was Took.) Aged 85 years. She was the mother of 9 children, 4 sons and 5 daughters, had 32 grand-children and 18 great-grand-children. She was buried at Shaum's Meeting-house. Funeral discourses were delivered by John Slabaugh and D. Brenneman from John 5:25, 28, 29.
She was a consistent member of the Omish Mennonite Church. * *

On the 17th of September, in Elkhart county, Ind., SUSANNAH, daughter of widow Lizzie BUZZARD, aged 5 years, 9 months and 8 days. * *

On the 21st of August, in Elkhart county, Ind., of Dysentery and Bilious fever, JOHN, son of Jonas and Catharine MARTIN, aged 1 year, 4 months and 4 days. He was buried on the 22nd at the Yellow Creek Meeting-house. This was the last of four children. A funeral discourse by Jacob Wisler and remarks by Chr. Baer and J. M. Christophel. * *

On the 28th of August, in Elkhart county, Ind., ABRAHAM B., son of Abraham and ______ HERR, aged 29 years, 5 months and 3 days. He was buried on the 30th at Yellow Creek Meeting-house. Funeral sermon by J. M. Christophel from Heb. 9:27, and J. R. Schmidt, and D. Stump. He was baptized during his sickness which continued about three weeks. "In the midst of life we are in death." J. M. CHRISTOPHEL.

On the 2nd of September, in Conemaugh township, Somerset county, Pa., Bro. HENRY HERSHBERGER, at the advanced age of 88 years and 6 months. On the 3rd his mortal remains were followed to the grave by a large concourse of relatives and friends, who mourn their loss, yet not as those who have no hope. He was for many years a faithful member of the Mennonite Church, and his seat in the house of God was seldom empty.
His constant wish was to leave this world and enter the better.
Funeral sermon by Jacob Blaugh from Rev. 14:13, and remarks by Bishop S. Blaugh and the writer. * *

On the 6th of September, at the above named place, only daughter of Gideon and Elizabeth KAUFFMAN, aged 1 year and 11 months. Funeral sermon by Jacob and the writer from 2 Cor. 4:17, 18.
Death came and took their only and beloved daughter, and with David they can say, "I know that my child will not come again unto me, but I will arise and go unto him."

On the 10th of September, in Wayne County, Ohio, of Cancer in the breast, BARBARA, wife of Samuel AMSTUTZ, aged 59 years, 8 months and 25 days. She bore her afflictions with patience and resignation. She was buried at the Sonenberg grave-yard. U. Steiner and Christian Sommer preached the funeral sermon from Rev. 20:11---15. She leaves a husband and three married sons.

On the 12th of September, in the same neighborhood, of Dropsy, Bro. JACOB MUSSER, aged 76 years and 10 months. He died suddenly; having seated himself in the rocking-chair, with a book in his his hand to read, he said. "I feel unwell," and in a few minutes expired. A large concourse of friends and relatives attended the body to the grave. Funeral sermon by Christian Sommer and Christian Schneck from Luke 2:29--32. He was a virtuous man, beloved by all and light in our church. He leaves a wife and seven children. CHR. SCHENK.

On THE first of September, in Stephenson co., Ill., of Typhoid fever, NATHANIEL SCHNEBLY, aged 26 years, 8 months and 13 days. He was sick twelve days, and was buried on the 3rd at the Mennonite Meeting-house. Funeral remarks by Henry Nice and Mathias Eby from Mark 13:35--37. During his sicknis (sic) he was, according to his desire, baptized and admitted into the membership of our Church. He leaves a wife and child to mourn their loss. His life is ended and we hope through the merits of the blood of Jesus he will obtain the crown of life. "What I say unto you I say unto all, Watch"

On the 5th of September, in McLean county, Ill., MARY SPRINGER, aged 70 years and 2 months. Appropriate remarks were made by the writer and others, to the friends who had assembled on the occasion. JOSEPH STUCKEY.

On the 19th of August, in the Bethel Church, in Moniteau county, Mo., BARBARA, wife of Ulrich AESCHBACHER, aged 29 years and some months. Benjamin, the youngest child of this family, about two weeks old died on the 25th of the same month. Their bodies rest side by side in the new grave-yard of the above mentioned Church. Funeral remarks by Daniel Brundage in the English and German language. C. MELTZ.
[Transcriber's note: I wonder if the date of the child's death was meant to be the 5th .. not the 25th.]

On the 4th of September, in Franconia township, Mongomery county, Pa., of Summer complaint, HENRY, son of Henry S. and Kate GEHMAN, aged 8 months and some days. He was buried at the Franconia Meeting-house, on which occasion funeral addresses were delivered by Bro. Clemmer, Bro. Nice, and Pre. Landis. * *

On the 28th of August, in Towamencin township, Montgomery county, Pa., son of Enos and Mary CASSEL, aged 1 yer and 3 days. He was buried on the 31st at the Plain Meeting-house, at Hatfield, on which occasion a funeral discourse was delivered by Pre. Loux. * *

On the 14th of August, in Cass county, Mo., CATHERINE, daughter of Menno and Barbara ZOOK, of Typhoid fever and Inflammatory Rheumatism, from which she suffered intense pain for six weeks, aged 12 years and 15 days. Text, "For all flesh is as the grass' & c. J. C. KENAGY.

On The 12th of July, in Clarence, Erie county, N. Y., ANNA, wife of Peter GOOD, aged 67 years, 1 month and 1 day. Her maiden name was Leib. She was afflicted with Heart disease and Dropsy for three years. She died with a strong hope to enter into that rest prepared for the people of God. Just before she expired she called her children to her, and being asked what she desired them to do, she replied, "Fall upon your knees and pray, for you know the Saviour said, 'Watch and pray' & c. and go regularly to meeting."
Oh ! dear children and all who read the Herald, what a great consolation it is to us when our dear parents leave us such strong evidence, that they have with Mary chosen that good part; and how comforting the joyful and blessed hope to meet them in that happy land prepared for those who love Him and keep His commandments. There God shall wipe all tears from our eyes; there sorrow and parting is known no more. To this end may the good Lord help us for Christ's sake. On the 4th her body was consigned to the grave in the presence of a large number of people, on which occasion funeral remarks were made by Rev. Hunt and by the writer. JOHN LAPP.
[Transcriber's note: Perhaps the burial was on the 14th.]

On the 12th of September, in Hereford township, Lancaster county, Pa., HENRY GEHMAN, aged 71 yers, 7 months and 17 days. On Sunday morning he and his wife left their home with horse and buggy in usual health, attended meeting in the forenoon and in the evening, and stayed all night with their son-in-law. On Monday morning he went to Allentown on business, stopped with Bro. Yaekel and there sank down in the yard and expired. Father Gehman was converted about 15 years ago. He led a christian life and his house was a place of worship for many years. He was buried on the 15th at the Ev. Mennonite Meeting-house, in Upper Milford, Lehigh county, where funeral addresses were delivered by Abraham Kauffman and William Gehman. He leaves an aged widow, four children and a number of grand-children. D. GEHMAN.

Transcribed by: James Yoder, British Columbia

On the 30th of August, in lower Salford township, Montgomery county, Pa., in the house of their son-in-law Abraham S. Alderfer, ELIZABETH BERGEY, widow of Pre. John Bergey, aged 82 years, 2 months and 5 days. She lived in the bonds of matrimony about 75 years, and had four sons and five daughters, who, with their families stood around the grave of their mother to pay her their last tribute of reespect. This aged mother had an attack of Apoplexy some years ago which confied her to bed and rendered her helpless as a child in her last days. All the care and kindness that good children can bestow upon their parents, this mother received at the house of her daughter. Blessed are they who remember to "Honor their father and their mother, that their days may be long upon the earth" She was buried on the 2nd od September, at the Salford Meeting-house, on which occasion funeral discourses were delivered by Henry Nice and Jacob Kolb.

On the 19th of August, in Doylestown township, Bucks county, Pa., of Nervouse disease, SUSANNA, daughter of Abraham BERGEY, aged 15 years, 5 months and 28 days. She was buried on the 21st at the Doylestown Mennonite Meeting-house. She bore her sickness with patience, but greatly wished to depart and say with Paul, "I have a desire to depart, and be with Christ, which is far better." Phil. 1:28.

On the 24th of August, in Bedminster, Bucks county, Pa., SARAH, daughter of Joseph and Sarah MOYER, aged 3 months and 24 days. Was buried on the 27th, at Deep Run Meeting-house, on which occasion a funeral address was delivered by Isaac Moyer.

On the 27th of August, in Milford, Bucks Co., Pa., CAROLINE, daughter of Isreal and Mary Ann HALLMAN, in the 14th year of her age. She was buried on the 30th, at the Brick Meeting-house where a funeral sermon was preached By A. B. Shelly.

Transcribed by Carolyn J. Lichti, Goshen, Indiana

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