Herald of Truth Obituaries - October, 1871

Herald of Truth - Volume VIII, Number 10 - October 1871 - pg 159

In Kishacoquillas valley, Mifflin Co., Pa., July 8th, after a lingering illness, Gideon Sharp, aged about 42 years. He was a member of the church near Belleville. He was a pleasant companion and unpretending in his manners. He was unmarried, but leaves an aged and infirm father and mother.

On the 30th of August, in Elkhart Co., Ind., very suddenly, Elizabeth, wife of Jacob Wasserman, aged 33 years, 4 months and 18 days. Buried at Yellow Creek. She complained some of sick headache, and vomited. After which the family retired, and shortly after, feeling inclined to vomit again, her husband went to her, when she threw herself back and exclaimed, "O God!" and breathed her last. Thus in the midst of life we are in death. She was a member of the Mennonite church, and the loss is deeply felt, by the afflicted husband, who is in feeble health, with five little children. May their loss be her eternal gain.

On the 7th of August, in Olive township, Elkhart Co., Ind., John Jacob, son of Solomon and Anna Cul*, aged 2 months and 21 days. Funeral discourse by Jacob Beidler.  *[Note: Culp - Old Yellow Creek Cemetery by David Miller, p. 32]

On the 3rd of August, in Elkhart Co., Ind., Edward, son of Diller and Martha Ott, aged 10 years, 10 months and 5 days. Funeral discourse by J. Beidler from Isa. 40:67,68.

On the 19th of August, of consumption, John Mumma. He was buried the 21st at the Mennonite burying ground. Funeral discourse by J.D. Overholt and the writer. Text 2 Kin. 20: Part of the first verse.
Transcriber's note: The place of the above not given.

On the 11th of September, in Lagrange Co., Ind., Mary, daughter of Noah and Fanny Troyer, aged 3 years and 4 months. Funeral discourse by C. Werey in German, and C.D. Beery in English, from 1 Pet. 1:24,25. C.W.

In Warwick township, Lancaster Co., Pa., August 19th, of paralysis, Mary Musselman, aged 69 years. She suffered for several years, but she bore her afflictions with christian fortitude. She was a worthy member of the Mennonite church. Funeral discourse by John Landis, John Risser and Christian Bomberger. L.S.R.

In Conemaugh township, Somerset Co., Pa., of consumption, sister Jane, wife of Samuel Y Blough, on the 11th of September aged 28 years and 26 days. She was buried on the 13th at Weaver's Meeting-house in Cambria county, followed by a large concourse of friends and relatives. Funeral discourse by the aged bishop, Samuel Blough and the writer.

On the 19th of September, Conemaugh township, Somerset Co., Pa., David Weaver, aged 45 years, 4 month and 1 day. He leaves a wife and seven children to mourn his loss. On the 21st his remains were buried in the family graveyard followed by a large concourse of relatives and friends. Although they need not mourn as those that have no hope. He was an affectionate husband and kind father, a beloved and faithful brother in the Mennonite church for many years. His seat in the church was seldom vacant until prevented by sickness. Funeral discourse by the aged brethren Jacob Blough and Samuel Blough.

On the 22nd of September, in Allen county, Ohio, of rheumatism in the chest, Bro. Peter Hartman, aged 71 years and 2 months less one day. He was buried on the 24th at the Riely Creek Meeting- house. He leaves a wife and three children to mourn his departure; but we hope their loss is his eternal gain. This aged brother was a member of the Mennonite church, and a defender of the truth. Most of the time for three months he was confined to bed, but bore his affliction with christian patience and resignation. We believe that he made a happy transition into that celestial abode, and is now resting from all his labors, where pain and affliction are known no more. Funeral remarks were delivered by Christian Cul, Abraham Steiner and Christian P. Steiner from Rev. 14:13.

On the 15th of August, near Millport, in Warwick township, Lancaster county, Pa., Mary Musselman, aged 68 years, 10 months and 26 days. She was the oldest of four sisters, who were unmarried, and lived together well contented. The deceased was a faithful member of the Mennonite church, as also the three surviving and now bereaved sisters. She had an attack of apoplexy about two years ago, and every possible assistance was bestowed upon her by the three surviving sisters, and a true friend and brother in Christ, until death changed her affliction to eternal glory.

On the 20th of May, in Markham, York county, Ont., Daniel Burkholder, aged 76 years, 1 month and 11 days. He was buried in Wideman's burying-ground. The deceased was a faithful member of the Mennonite church.

In the same county, about the middle of July, in Stemendale township, Elizabeth, widow of Joseph Sherk, aged 73 years. She was buried in Heisy's burying-ground. D.B. HUBER.

Transcribed by Jan Wilbur, Utah

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