Herald of Truth Obituaries - July, 1871

Herald of Truth - Volume VIII, Number 7 - July, 1871 - pp 110,111

On the 2nd of June, in Wayne county, Ohio, of dropsy of the heart, Jonathan, son of John and Fanny Amstutz, aged 18 years, 3 months and 8 days. He was sick so as to be confined to his bed only 4 days, though ailing about 6 years. Funeral discourses by C.B. Steiner and Henry Beery. A large concourse of friends and relatives followed him to the grave.

On the 16th of June, in Stark county, Ind., of lung fever, Andreas Yoder, aged 29 years, 11 months and 4 days. He leaves a wife and 4 children. Funeral discourse by J.D. Troyer, from 1. Thess. 4:13. He was a beloved brother in the Omish Mennonite Church.

In Mount Joy township, Lancaster county, Pa., the 27th of May, of inflamation of the bowels, of which he suffered about 12 days. Isaac Nissley, aged 20 years, 3 months and 12 days. Suitable discourses delivered by the brethren Henry Shank, J.N. Brubaker and the writer.
"When blooming youth is snatched away,
By death's resistless hand,
Our hearts the mournful tribute pay
Which pity must demand."

On the 12th of June, in East Donegal township, Lancaster county, Pa., after a lingering illness, of consumption, Fanny, wife of Ephraim Nissley, aged 27 years and some months. The departed sister bore her affliction with christian fortitude. On the 15th her remains were taken to their final resting place at the Donegal Mennonite Church, followed by a large concourse of friends and relatives. Funeral discourses by Henry Shenk, Benj. Herr and John Landis, from Rev. 21:6,7. She was an affectionate sister and mother. She leaves one child; two little daughters went before her last year.
"This languishing head is at rest,
Its thinking and aching are o'er;
This quiet, immovable breast,
Is heaved by affliction no more."

On the 12th of June, in East Vincent township'* Chester county, Pa., John Kolb, aged 75 years, 7 months and 13 days. He was buried on the 15th at the Vincent Meeting-house, where discourses were delivered by Peter Hallobusch, John Latshaw and David Buchwalter from Jn. 11:25.
*Transcriber's note: Should be comma.

On the 20th of May, in Dumfries township, Waterloo county, Ont., John Bricker, aged 66 years, 2 months and 5 days. He was buried on the 23rd at Carlisle. Funeral discourses by Enoch Detweiler and John McNelly. His death occurred suddenly. His Son came home late at night with a team, and he was holding the horses by the head until his son would get a lamp, but before the Son had reached the house, the horses ran away, an he was found lying on the ground near the place where the horses started, and soon expired.

On the 25th of May, in Wilmot township, Waterloo county, Ont., of the infirmities of old age, John Christener, aged 90 years, 5 months and 15 day. He was buried on the 31st on which occasion funeral discourses were delivered by Moses Bowman, from Rev. 2:17, and Geo Schmitt, from Deut. 32:29. He wa a native of Florimont, Upper Alsace, and emigrated with his family to Canada, in 1826, where his wife died 30 years ago. He was a member of the Mennonite Church for about 70 years.

On the 5th of June, in Berlin Ont., of the infirmities of old age, Michael Z. Hunsicker, aged 74 years, 1 month and 27 days. He was born in Montgomery county, Pa. His funeral Sermon was preached by Joseph Hagy and Abm. Weaver from Jn. 14:12,13.

On the 1st of May, after an illness of two years, in Butler county, Ohio, Arthur Salsman, aged 44 years, 11 months an 15 days. He had a desire to depart and be with Christ. He leaves a wife and six children. He was buried at the Apostolic Mennonite Church. Funeral discourses by Peter Kinsinger, from Heb. 13:14, and from Pre. Smoker from Ps. 39:5.

In Athens, Calhoun county, Mich., on the 25th of May, of malignant scarlet fever, Willie O. Hiestand, aged 7 years, 2 months and 25 days. On the 27th, Clara O. Hiestand, aged 9 years, 3 months and 24 days. June 3rd, Clemmie H. Hiestand, aged 3 years, 6 months and 2 days.; children of Moses and Mary Hiestand, formerly of Doylestown, Pa.

In Bedminster, Bucks county, Pa., on the 9th of June, of cancer in the mouth, Leah, wife of Jacob Y Kindigh, aged 62 years, 9 months and 15 days.

In Doylestown township, on the 20th of June, at the residence of Pre. Isaac Rickert, David B. Moyer, of Clinton township, Lincoln county, Canada West, aged 59 years, 8 months and 15 days.

On the 23rd of May, in Baughman township, Wayne county, Ohio, of scarlet fever and dropsy, David Howard, son of David and Mary Hess, aged 5 years, 5 months and 27 days. Funeral discourses by Samuel Wenger from Lancaster county, Pa., and John Shumaker, from 1 Pet. 1;22-24.

On the 27th of June, near Locke, Ind., of rheumatism and dropsy, Pre. John Ringenberg, aged 44 years and 4 months. The deceased was a minister of the gospel in the Omish Mennonite Church, of a meek and quiet spirit, and sought to promote the interest of the kingdom of Christ by his christian walk and conversation, as well as by the discharge of his ministeral duties. May our loss be his eternal gain. His wife died over two years since. Thus are left six orphan children. May the God of the fatherless bless, and protect them through the wilderness of this world. Funeral services by D. Hochstetler, J.M. Christophel, Jonas Troyer and D. Brenneman, from John 5:24-28, Luke 2:29.

On the 13th of May, in Middle River township, Augusta county, Va., Jacob Gochenaur, aged 91 years, 5 month and 2 days. Funeral Sermon was preached by Martin Garber.

On the 19th of June, Martin, son of Moses and Mary Bear, residing near Locke, Ind., while working on the roads, was instantly killed, by a tree falling upon him, aged 22 years, 8 months and 13 days. Thus in the bloom of youth and in the vigor of manhood, was he instantly called to appear before God. Then let those who are looking forward into the future with apparently bright prospects of long life and happy days before them beware. It is only a delusion of Satan who would persuade you that you are yet young, and that there is yet time enough in the future for you to prepare to meet our God. God say, "today," and not "to-morrow". Funeral services by J.M. Christophel and D. Brenneman, from Rev. 16:15.

On the 7th of June, near Spring Garden, Lancaster county, Pa., after a lingering illness, Daniel, son of Abraham and Elizabeth Stauffer, aged 11 months. Funeral Sermons by Peter Nissley and Jacob N. Brubaker, from Psalm 16:6.
"Dear father and mother, don't think of me as in the tomb,
For I shall not see its dark shadow and gloom.
I'm going to live with the angels, so fair,
I'll look for you all, and wait or you there,
Where tears do not flow and where death cannot come,
Together we will dwell in that beautiful home.

On the 26th of May, in Haw Patch, Noble county, Ind., Solomon R. Lantz aged 26 years, 3 months and 18 days. He was buried on the 27th at the Haw Patch grave yard. Funeral Sermons were preached by Dr. Crum of Ligonier, in the English, from Isaiah 1:3, and Jonas Yoder of Pretty Prairie in the German, from Job 1:21.

On the 3rd of March 1871, in Mifflin county, Pa., of consumption of which he suffered tow year, Jonathan Zook, aged 54 years and 20 days. He was buried on the 5th at Dry Valley Church.
"Dear father, thou art gone to rest,
Thy toil and care are o'er,
And sorrow, pain and suffering now.
Shall ne'er distress thee more."

Transcribed by Jan Wilbur, Utah

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