Herald of Truth Obituaries - February, 1871

Herald of Truth - Volume VIII, Number 2 - February 1871, page 30, 31

Welty. - On the 19th of January, near the Sonnenberg Church, in Wayne Co., Ohio, after a brief illness of Colic, JOHN WELTY, aged 73 years, 2 months and 5 days. He was buried on the 21st in the Sonnenberg burying-ground, where funeral discourses were delivered by U. Sommers and C. B. Steiner. He leaves a wife and 8 children.

Amstutz. - On the 22nd of January, near the same Church, of breast fever, widow MARY AMSTUTZ, aged 70 years, 7 months and 7 days. She was buried on the 24th in the Sonnenberg burying-ground. Services by C. D. Steiner and C. Sommer from Job 14; 1-3. She leaves 7 children. She came with her parents from Switzerland to this place 51 years ago, where she married and lived ever since at the same place, and there also died. Her maiden name was Kilchhofer. Her father was one of the first three colonists of the Sonnenberg Church.

Mishler. - In Clay county, Ind., on the 6th of January, Elias Mishler, aged 40 years and 9 days. He leaves a wife and 3 children to mourn their loss.

Mishler. - On the 5th of January, in the same place, Sarah Etta, daughter of the above, aged 9 months and 5 days. They were both buried in one grave. Services by David Oberholtzer and David Cullen from I Cor. 15:51-53.

These are the followers of the Lamb;
From tribulations great they came,
And on the hills of sweet repose,
They bid adieu to all their woes.

I take these tender lambs, said he,
And lay them on my breast;
Protection they shall find in me,
In me be ever blest.

Delp. - On the 10th of January, in Owen county, Ind., Jacob Delp, aged 72 years and about 2 months. He leaves 4 children to mourn their loss. Services by David Oberholtzer and David Cullen, from Rev. 7:14-17.

Bly. - On the 25th of December, in Elkhart Co., Ind., near Wakarusa, Willie S. W., only son of Harvey and Amanda E. Bly, aged 12 years, 3 months and 18 days.

Go, darling Willie, to thy rest,
We will not wish thee here again,
Although to part filled every breast
With agony and pain.

We love to think of thee as one
Who wears a golden crown;
Thy short life's work on earth well done,
Thy song the angels own,
M. C. M. P.

Detweiler. - On the 19th day of December 1870, in Bucks County, Pa., William Henry, son of Joseph and Sarah Detweiler, aged 8 months and 16 days. Buried at Hilltown meetinghouse.

Moyer. - On the 5th of December in the same county, the wife of Amos Moyer, was buried at the New Deep Run Meeting-house, aged 22 years. Services by M. Godshalk, Samuel Godshalk, and I Moyer.

Shelley. - On the 26th of December at the Old Deep Run Meeting-house, a son of Thomas Shelley, aged 2 years 6 months and 18 days. Services by S. Godshalk and J. Moyer.

Krupp. - On the 24th of December in New Britain, Bucks county, Pa., sister Mary Krupp, wife of Abraham Krupp, aged 59 years. She was buried at Line Lexington on the 24th where funeral discourses were delivered by John M. Haldeman, in English and Samuel Leatherman in German.

Plily. - In Locke, Ind., on the 15th of January of Typhoid fever, Joseph Plily, aged about 25 years. Funeral services by J. Beidler, D. Brenneman and J. Ringenberg, from Matth. 11:28, 29, 30. Many sympathising friends and relatives followed his bodily remains to the grave, in tears of affectionate love. A wife and child will feel more sensibly the loss sustained by his early departure. God bless the lonely widow and orphan.

Nittrouer. - In Elkhart county, Ind., on the 7th of January of Typhoid fever Mary Nittrouer, aged 18 years 5 months and 19 days. Funeral services by J. Wisler, J. Beidler and D. Brenneman. Text, Mark 13:33-37. She desired her mother, a short time previous to her death, that she should wash and clothe her which request the kind mother readily complied with; after which she said to her mother that she was now ready to go to the New Jerusalem. Whilst it is certainly true that the washing and clothing of that mother could not qualify her for heaven; yet, doubtless, if she, even in her last extremity (like the dying thief) made an application to the dear Savior to be washed in his cleansing blood from sin, and to be clothed in the garment of his pure righteousness, he was certainly as willing and ready to heed her request and administer unto her spiritual wants, as the fond mother possibly could be. Let no one however defer this great matter until their death bed; it is dangerous.

Housouer. - In Locke, Ind., on the 11th of January of consumption, Mary Ann, daughter of Jacob and Susanna Housouer, aged 7 years, 9 months and 2 days. Funeral services by D. Brenneman from Job. 14:1,2.

Happy the child thus blest:
From pain and suf,rings free;
Privileged with angels now to rest
And join their melody.

Smidt. - On the 4th of January, in Campbell county, Kentucky, of infirmities of old age, Anna Smidt, (her maiden name was Summers), in her 84th year. She was buried on the 6th in the family grave-yard, by the side of her husband. Funeral remarks by Pre. Joseph Augsburger, of Butler county, Ohio, from 2 Cor. 5:1,2.

Baechler. - On the 23rd of September, near Fairbury, Livingston county, Ill., Helena, daughter of Simeon and Eliza Baechler, aged 5 months and 18 days. Funeral remarks by Christian Schlegel from Ps. 103.

Habecker. - On the 18th of December, at Chenoa, McLean county, Ill, of apoplexy, John Habecker, aged 83 years and 9 months. He leaves a wife and 7 children to mourn his departure. He was beloved by all who knew him. Funeral address by the writer from Is. 51 1,2.

Kauffman. - On the 13th of January, in Mifflin county, Pa., in her childbed, Mary, wife of John Kauffman, aged 39 years, 11 months and 18 days. She was buried on the 15th at the new burying-ground of Gideon Yoder; on which occasion funeral addresses were delivered by Abraham Bische from Jn. 5:20-29 and Rev. 20:12-14. The deceased was a faithful member of the Omish Mennonite church. She leaves a husband, three children and many friends and relatives to mourn their loss.

Kreybill. - On the 3rd of January, in East Danegal township, Lancaster county, Pa., Amanda Kreybill, daughter of John P. Kreybill; aged 21 years, 8 months and 3 days.

Erisman. - On the 7th of December, in Livingston county, Ill., Magdalena Erisman, daughter of Jacob Wagler, in the 42nd year of her age. She was buried on the 9th. Funeral sermons were preached by Chr. Schloegel and John P. Schmitt from I Cor. 15. The deceased leaves her aged parents, a deeply afflicted husband and 7 children to mourn her sudden departure. She bore her affliction with patience and asked her friends to forgive her if she in any way wronged them, and commited her soul into the hands of her Creator saying, "The Lord's will be done - I am prepared to die." Dear reader, let us reflect upon these words.

Bally. - On the 4th of January, at the residence of his son Samuel Bally, in Strasburg township, Lancaster county, Pa., Bro., John Bally, aged 83 years, 9 months and 22 days. On the 6th we paid to him the last tribute of love and brought his remains to their resting-place, at the Mennonite burying-ground, at Strasburg, on which occasion funeral remarks were delivered to a large concourse of people by the brethren Amos and Benjamin Herr, from Rev. 21:6. The deceased was a brother to Pre. Jost Bally, of Illinois well known to the readers of the Herald. He was received into the Mennonite church in his youth, in Germany, where he married and had three children, after which he emigrated to this country with his family and settled in this vicinity. His wife had died long before him. He was a kind neighbor, and a faithful member of the church. He was infirm and much troubled with Rheumatism, and thus required a great deal of care which his children very kindly bestowed upon him. I was acquainted with the deceased thirty years, and visited him from time to time. When I visited him the last time he said to me when parting, "When you come again my infirm body will be consigned to its resting-place," and behold, it was so.
P. S.

Umble. - On the 12th of January, in Salisbury township, Lancaster county, Pa., Henry Umble, aged 49 years, 6 months and 27 days. On the 15th his mortal remains were consigned to the grave, on which occasion a large concourse of friends and relatives had assembled. Funeral remarks were delivered by John Stolzfus and Daniel Mast. The deceased was a member of the Omish Mennonite church. He leaves a deeply afflicted widow and three children to mourn their loss.

Zook. - On the 28th of December in Lawrence county, Pa., of Scarletfever, Margaret J___, daughter of John and Magdalena Zook, aged 2 years, 11 months and 21 days. She was buried on the 29th. Funeral remarks by S. Kinnig from Mark 10:13-16, and Rev. 9:17.
J. R. C.

Stauffer. - On the 24th of December, in Elizabeth township, Lancaster county, Pa., Maria Stauffer. She was sick about three months. She sought the Savior and was, according to her desire, baptized six weeks previous to her death. On the 26th her mortal remains were brought to their resting-place at Hammer Creek Meeting-house. Funeral addresses by Jacob N. Brubaker, C. Herr and writer.
C. B.

Sensenig. - On the 22nd of December, in Earl township, Lancaster county, Pa., of infirmities of old age, John Sensenig, aged 86 years, 5 months and 11 days. On the 25th he was buried in the family grave-yard. Funeral remarks by George Weaver and Joseph Wenger from Rev. 14:13.

Detwiler. - On the 19 of December, in Dublin, Bucks county, Pa., Wm. Henry, son of Joseph A. and Sarah Detwiler, aged 7 months and 16 days. He was buried on the 21st at the Perquesee Meeting-house, upon which occasion funeral addresses were delivered by ___ Yearick, Samuel Godshalk and Isaac Oberholtzer.

Hunsicker. - On the 21st of December, in Lansdale, Pa., Abraham, son of Elizabeth and Isaac Hunsicker, aged about 7 years. He was buried on the 24th at the Mennonite Meeting-house, near Doylestown. This is the third child this family has lost in six months time.

Hoese. - On the 25th of December, in Philadelphia, of Lung disease, Henry Hoese, son of Fredrick Hoese, formerly of Salfordville, Montgomery county, Pa., aged 10 years, 4 months and 7 days. The deceased was buried on the 27th, at the Salford Meeting-house, on which occasion appropriate remarks were delivered by the brethren J. Clemmer and H. Nice.

Moyer. - On the 12th of January, in Upper Salford township, Bucks county, Pa., of spasms in the stomach, Jacob L. Moyer, aged about 50 years. He was buried on the 16th at the Franconia Meeting-house.

Cressman. - On the 14th of January, in Blenheim township, Oxford county, Ontario, very suddenly, Hannah, wife of Henry Cressman, aged 20 years and 28 days. She was buried on the 16th at the Blenheim Meeting-house. The house was filled to overflowing. Funeral discourses were delivered by Dennis Thompson in English and Moses Bowman in the German language.

Groh. - On the 15th of January, in Waterloo Township, Waterloo county, Ontario, John Groh, aged 82 years, 6 months and 20 days. He was buried on the 18th at Wanners Meeting-house where funeral discourses were delivered by Peter Holm in German and Rev. Williams in the English language. He was a member of the Tunker church.

Shelly. - On the 17th of December, in Fayette township, Juniata county, Pa., Maria, wife of Elder Jacob Shelly. (Her maiden name was Bergy), aged 54 years and 18 days. She moved with her Parents from Montgomery county to Juniata county where she remained until her departure. On the 14th she had a stroke of Palsy. She remained sensible until death. She bore her afflictions with patience and resignation. She was a faithful sister in the Mennonite church for many years, and her seat in the house of God was seldom vacant. On the 20th her mortal remains were followed to the Lost Creek burying-ground, by a large concourse of friends and relatives, who mourn their loss, but not as those who have no hope. Funeral sermon by Bishop J. S. Graybill and Samuel Winey in German, from Ps. 31:6, and William Graybill in English.

Plank. - On the 29th of September, in Fairfield county, Ohio, Sally Plank, wife of John J. Plank, deceased, aged 66 years and 7 months. The deceased was a member of the Omish Mennonite church for nearly 50 years. Her death was caused by the kick of a horse. She was driving home with her son from her daughters, and on the way the horse commenced to kick and hit her on the forehead and broke her skull. She could not speak a word after that. She was buried on the 2nd of October in Kurtzer grave-yard. She was the mother of six children and sixteen grand-children. Funeral discourse was delivered by preacher Jacob Good and J. D. Zook from the Text, "All flesh is as the grass."

Miller. - In Manor township, Lancaster county, Pa., after an illness of nine days, Anna, wife of Jacob B. Miller, and daughter of Christian Kindig, aged 24 years, 8 months and 4 days. She was buried at the Mennonite Meeting-house, near Millersville. About six days previous to her death she said, she must die and had no hopes of recovery, but was willing to resign all into the hands of her redeemer, and desired to be baptized in the name of Jesus as a testimony of her faith, which was granted to her by Pre. Joseph Burkholder. Funeral services by Christ Herr and J. Burkholder in the German and Amos Herr in the English language, from Isaiah 40:6-8, they spoke in a very interesting and appropriate manner.

Berkey. - On the 26th of November, in Stark county Ind., of congestion of the Lungs, Christian Berkey, aged 59 years, 7 months and 3 days. He died very suddenly. He arose in the morning and had said he felt middling well, and died at two o,clock in the afternoon. He was a member of the Omish Mennonite church.

Good. - On the 14th of December, in Jasper county, Missouri, Ann Mariah, wife of Andrew Good, aged 21 years, 11 months and 20 days, leaving a bereaved husband and one child to mourn their loss. Sister Good has been for several years a consistent member of the Mennonite church. She died in the triumph of a living faith. A short time previous to her departure she extended her hands exclaiming, "I see the angels, they are coming* to bear me home." Funeral discourse by the writer from John II:25.

Brinse. - On the 25th of December, in Mahoning county, Ohio, after a long and lingring* illness of consumption, Isabella, daughter of Joseph and Susanna Brinse, aged 35 years. She had a desire to be babtized* which was accordingly granted unto her. Appropriate remarks were made by J. Culp and Rev. Bechler.

* as printed in the Herald of Truth

Friesner. - On the 31st of December, in Branch county, Mich., of consumption, Pre. A. Friesner, aged 44 years 11 months and 22 days. He leaves a wife and 12 children to mourn their loss. He was a faithful watchman on the walls of zion for about four years, when his bodily strength gave way and he was no longer able to fill his place in the sanctuary. Funeral services were conducted by C. Beery and J. Krupp from 2 Tim. 4:7, 8, and Phil. 1:23. Before he died, he bade his wife and children, Goodbye, and said he was going home; calmly and without a struggle he fell asleep, we have reason to hope in the arms of his Savior. To a brother who visited him several weeks before his death, he said: "I sometimes look at myself as I am laid in the Coffin; and again, as my friends stand around me weeping; then again as I am carried forth to the grave as I am let down into it, and then as the clods fall in upon me, and it does not effect me the least bit." As he spoke these words a smile of gladness seemed to rest upon his friendly countenance, as though he could say, with Job, "I know that my Redeemer liveth."

Detweiler. - On the 20th of January, in Kent county, Mich., of Liver disease, Joseph, son of Joseph and Anna Detweiler, aged 4 months and 11 days. Buried at the Mennonite Meeting-house in Caledoniee, in Sunday the 21st, on which occsion* funeral discourses were delivered by John Speicher and John F. Funk from Phil. 1:21, and Ps. 67:20.
* as printed in the Herald of Truth

Welsh, - About one o,clock on the 18th of December 1870, a young man by the name of James Welsh, a brakesman on the Fort Wayne and Chicago R. R. fell under the cars four miles West of Valparaiso and his body was horribly crushed and mangled by the wheels passing over it. He was 23 years old and leaves a mother and sister to mourn their loss. A thousand dangers surround us on every side, and in the midst of life we are in death. Sinners should, by such events, be prompted to seek the salvation of their souls and saints to watch and pray.

Transcribed by: Mary Teeter

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