Herald of Truth Obituaries - April, 1872

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Herald of Truth - Volume IX, Number 4 - April 1872, page 62, 63

A Very Sad Accident.

A very sad accident occurred near this place on Monday the 26th of February. As Jacob Bauman, a minister of the United Brethren church, was changing a belt in a sawmill, of which he was part owner, it caught his arm, broke it in several places and tore the flesh in a shocking manner. He lived eight days after the accident. He was over 39 years old. HAMMOND, MICH. HENRY EYMAN.

On the 31st of Oct., 1871, in Hickory co., Mo., of a fall from a horse, Barbara, only child of Jacob and Susanna Yoder, aged 10 yrs., 3 mo., and 12 days. Funeral discourse by Peter Lehman.

On the 21st of November, 1871, in Hickory Co., Mo., Maria, wife of John Wenger, in the 38th year of her age.

On the 6th of Jan., in Hickory Co., Mo., Henry Miller, aged about 40 years. Funeral discourse by John Zimmerman, and Christian Zehr.

On the 17th of Jan., in McLean co., Ill., of nervous fever, Abraham Raeber, aged 13 yrs., 5 mos., and 15 days. He was buried the 18th. Funeral discourse by John Stahly, and Chr. Risser.

On the 13th of Febr., in Livingston co., Ill., Pre. Jacob Wagler, of the Amish church, aged 65 yrs., and 10 months. He bore his suffering with christian patience. Three weeks before his death, his wife was so sick that she was not expected to live; at this he was very much grieved, and frequently expressed a desire to go first, saying that he was ready, and had a desire to be with Jesus. After an illness of nine days he went to his Savior, who will wipe all tears from his eyes. " Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord." He was buried the 15th, in the presence of many friends and acquaintances. Services by Chr. Schloegel, and John P. Schmidt.

On the 23rd of Febr., in Cass co., Mo., after a lingering illness of 18 months; John H. Kenagy, aged 55 yrs., 3 mos., and 7 days. He leaves a wife and 7 children to mourn their loss. Sermon by J. C. Kenagy.

On the 24th of Febr., in Lagrange co., Ind., of inflammation of the brain, ______ Jost, wife of Samuel Jost, aged 36 yrs., 7 mo., and 8 days. Buried the 26th. Services by David Hertzler, and Elias Schrock, from Rev. 14: 12, 13.

On the 27th of Febr., in Wayne co., Ohio, of kidney consumption, John R. Stauffer, formerly of Lancaster co., Pa., aged 63 yrs., and 1 month. Funeral Services by Benjamin Horst, and Daniel Brenneman, from Jn. 4: 24-29.

On the 27th of Febr., at Millerstown, Perry co., Pa., Louisa I. wife of Isaac N. Rinehart, aged 33 yrs., 5 mos., and 10 days. She leaves a bereaved husband and 2 children to mourn their loss.

On the 28th of Feb., near Tiffin, Seneca co., Ohio, of inflammation of the brain, William Myron son of J. W. and D. Adelsperger, and only grandson of the writer, aged 1 yr., 3 mos., and 16 days. Funeral discourse by J. C. Ocle.

Weep not for me my parents dear,
Butthink(sic) that I am blessed;
I've no more pain nor death to fear,
My soul is now at rest. A. A. GOOD.

On the 12th of March, in Howard co., Ind., of lung fever, Simeon T. Kendal, aged 22yrs., 9 mos., and 2 days. Sermon by Daniel S. Miller.

On the 1st of March, in Mahoning co., Ohio, Mary Detweiler, aged 49 yrs., 2 mos., and 17 days. She enjoyed her usual health until the day before her death. When she felt that the dying hour was near, she desired to be united with the people of God, which was granted, and we hope she is now at rest from all her toil. Her remains were interred in Overholtzer's burying-ground. Funeral discourse by Jacob Culp in German, and by Joseph Bixler in English, from Jn. 5: 24-30.
Thus, I bid you all adieu,
Mourning friends, 0 do not grieve;
Yet my years have been but few,
I this world with comfort leave. A.

On the 4th of March, at the residence of her son-in-law, Christian Gerber, in Woodford co., Ill., of the infirmities of age, Maria Dellenbach, aged 97 yrs., 7 mos., and 1 day. Her mortal remains were interred the 6th, in the presence of many friends and acquaintances. Sermon by Christian Esch, and Peter Gingerich. Her intellect remained until the end. She was a faithful sister in the Omish Church for 80 years, and a widow 36 years. She was born in France, and came to America about 30 years ago.

On the 11 of March, near Hagerstown, Washington co., Md , of Pneumonia, at the residence of her grand-father, Jacob Summer, Martha Ann, daughter of William W., and Lydia A. Wolf, aged 6 yrs., 1 mo., and 1 day. Sermon by Daniel Roth, from Luke 18: 16,17. She was loved by all who knew her. "The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord."

"Dearest daughter thou hast left us,
Here thy loss we deeply feel,
But 'tis God that hath bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal;
Yet again we hope to meet thee,
When the day of life is fled,
Then in heaven with joy to greet thee,
Where no farewell tear is shed."

On the 7th of March, in Columbiana co., Ohio, Bro. Henry Kindig, aged 96 yrs., and 6 days. Sermon by Samuel Wagner, and Daniel Brenneman, from Job 19: 25.

On the 3th of March, in Chambersburg, Columbiana co., Ohio, Conrad Shape, aged about 5l years. Service by _____ Zigler, and Daniel Brenneman, from 1st Chron. 29: 15.

On the 17th of March, in Elkhart co., Ind., of consumption, Mary S. Swisher, aged 34 yrs., 9. mos., and 19 days. Also at the same time and place, Core Rodilla, daughter of Henry and Sarah Pletcher, aged 8 mos., and 4 days. Buried near Wakarusa. Services by ______ Reed, and D. Brenneman from Job 14:10.

On the 17th of March, in Elkhart co., Ind., of consumption, John W. Culp, aged 23 yrs., 5 mos., and 5 days. He was buried on the 19th at Yellow Creek, where a funeral discourse was delivered by Daniel Brenneman. His health began to decline some months ago, but he still hoped that he might he restored. Finally, however as the fatal disease became more deep seated, he gave up all hopes of recovery and sought to make peace with his God, and desired to he baptized, and received into the church, which was accordingly done. During his sickness, he appeared patient and hopeful, having a strong confidence in God. When asked, If it were left to your choice, whether to be restored to health, or to die, which would you choose? he unhesitatingly replied, That he would rather go and live with Jesus. On the day of his death he sat up in his chair and took dinner with the family, but soon after, being very weak, he was taken to his bed, and feeling that death was near, be stretched forth his hand and bade farewell to one after another, as long as he could lift his hand. His mother being called to him, he also gave her good-bye, when she said to him, "Put your trust in God." He simply nodded assent and with a sweet smile passed from earth away. He very often desired to have the hymn sung,
"Why should we start and fear to die?
What tim'rous worms we mortals are!
Death is the gate to endless joy,
And yet we dread to enter there."
Brothers, sisters, friends, shall we not all try to meet Bro. John in the realms of light and joy above?

On the 2nd of April, 1871, in Mechanicsburg, Cumberland co., Pa., David Coble, aged 75 yrs., and 5 months; and on the 14th of Febr., 1872, Anna Coble, aged 64 yrs., 5 mos., and 20 days. They were faithful members of the Mennonite Church for many years, lived a christian life, and were kind and affectionate parents. May we all strive to meet them in that bright world where parting shall be no more.

"Dearest parents, you have left us,
Here your loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God that has bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal."

On the 24th of Febr., very suddenly, in Kent co., Mich., Pre. Benjamin Bauman, aged over 61 years. He said he felt unwell, and lay on the bed; shortly after some person came in to see him; his wife went in the room to tell him, and he was already a corpse. Thus in life we are in death.

On the 16th of March, in Somerset co., Pa., Catherine, wife of Isaac Thomas, aged 31 years. She leaves a husband and 9 children to mourn their loss. She was a faithful member of the Omish Church, and beloved by all who knew her. Services by M. C. Miller, and John Hershberger.

On the 5th of March, in Cashtown, Adams Co., Pa., Bro. Isaac Rife, in the 76th year of his age. He was much respected by all who knew him. Services by D. Shank.

On the 10th of March, in Marshall Co., Ind., of spasms, a son of Jacob Frank, aged 9 yrs., and 5 months. J. D. T.

On the 11th of March, in Juniata co., Pa., of the infirmities of age, Bro. Adam Page, aged 74 years. He was a member of the Mennonite Church over 40 years. Services in the German by S. Garman, and in the English, by Wm. Grabill, from the words, "In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world," Jn. 16: 33.

On the 18th of March, in Elkhart co., Ind., of rheumatism, Mary J., daughter of Jonathan and Rebecca Stutzman, aged 7 yrs., 10 mos., and 7 days. Services in german by E. Hostetler and in the english by Christian S. Plank.

On the 20th of March, in St. Joseph county, Indiana, of consumption, Levi Longenecker, aged 28 yrs., 2 mos., and 5 days. He lingered some 4 years; and bore his afflictions with patience. Three days previous to his death he according to his request was baptized and received as a brother in the church. He gave a blessed evidence of having peace with God desiring to depart and be with Jesus, rather than remain in this vale of tears. We trust it is well with him. Funeral discourse by John F. Funk, and Daniel Brenneman. An aged father, brothers, sisters, and many friends, followed his remains to the grave.

On the 2nd of Febr., in Snyder co., Pa., Bro. Tobias Grabill, aged 45 yrs., 11 mos., and 9 days. He was a faithful member in the church, and his seat in the house of God was seldom vacant. He was buried in Grabill's burying-ground. Funeral discourse by Jacob Grabill, and Samuel Winey, from Jn. 16: 33.

On the 8th of March, in Spring Garden, Lancaster co., Pa., Sister Anna Nissley, aged 86 yrs., 11 mos., and 16 days. She was buried on the 11th at Grabill's Meeting-house, where a large concourse of relatives and friends had assembled. Funeral discourses were delivered by Henry Shenk, and John B. Landis, in the German language, and by Jacob N. Brubaker, in the English, from Ps. 31: 6. The writer visited the aged sister four days before her death. She was still able to sit up in her chair. She loved to converse about the love and mercy of God, and her Savior, and expressed her hope of being accepted of God, through Jesus. She expressed her desire to depart and be at rest. She said she had been a member of the Mennonite church, over 65 years. Her life was one of trouble and sorrow; but she stood firm to the end, in the service of her Master. H. B. B.

On the 14th of March, at the residence of his son-in-law, in Menno Township, Mifflin co., Pa., of typhoid fever, Jonathan Peachey, aged about 72 years. He was a member of the Amish church.

On the 14th of March in Mifflin co., Pa., while on a visit to his friends, Christian Yoder sr., of Champaign co., Ohio. Aged 72 yrs., 11 mos., and 18 days. His remains were buried on the 17th in the Amish Mennonite burying-ground in Champaign co., Ohio. Funeral discourses were delivered by the brethren, Christian and John Werrey. A large concourse of friends and neighbors being present to pay the last tribute of respect to our dear old brother.

Transcribed by: Ron Garber, Kansas

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