Herald of Truth Obituaries - January, 1872

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Herald of Truth - Volume IX, Number 1 - January 1872, page 14, 15

On the 11th of December in the Bethel church in Moniteau county, Mo., Anna Luginbill, aged 64 years, 3 months and 25 days. She suffered for some time of cancer, which also caused her death. She bore her severe afflictions with patience and possessed the assurance of reconciliation with God through the blood of Christ, and departed in the hope of eternal life. She was buried on the 12th at the Bethel church where P.P. Lehman and C. Welty preached appropriate discourses.

On the 20th of November, in St. Joseph county, Ind., of inflammation of the bowels, Nathan Kaser, aged 57 years, 2 months and 5 days. He was buried at Fore's burying-ground. Funeral discourse by J. Hildebrand and M. W. Shank from Rom. 10: 13.

In Westmoreland county, Pa., of scarlet fever Martin Stofer, aged 2 years, 7 months and 10 days. Buried on the 17th of November. Funeral discourses by Jonas Blauch and John Overholt from the words: "Not dead but sleepeth."
Martin calmly fell asleep;
And now from pain is free,
His spirit's gone to heaven
And is waiting there for me.

On the 4th of December, in Elkhart county Ind., Augustus Pfeiffer, aged 61 years, 11 months and 14 days. Funeral services by Jacob Beutler and Daniel Brenneman, from proverbs 27: 1.

On the 30th of November, in Allen county, Ohio, Sister Elizabeth Burkholder, widow of Samuel Burkholder, aged 78 years, 1 month and 15 days. She was buried on the 2nd of December, in the Mennonite grave-yard. Funeral discourses were delivered by the brethren C. Culp and J. M. Brenneman, from 2nd Cor. 5: 1.

On the 25th of October, at his residence near Fairfield, Adams county, Pa., John Musselman aged 61 years, 11 months and 13 days. The deceased was much beloved by all. He leaves a wife and 8 children to mourn their loss.

On the 26th of November; in McLean county, Ill., of consumption, Mary, daughter of Joseph Yoder, aged 37 years, 10 months and 14 days. She was a member of the Mennonite church. She bore her suffering with patience and hoped for a better life. On the 27th she was buried in Simon Lantz' burying-place followed to the grave by a large concourse of relatives and friends, upon which occasion a discourse was delivered by J. Stuckey from Ps. 90: 2-5 and Eccl. 12: 3-8.

On the 22nd of September, in Livingston county, Ill., of dropsy and old age, Bartholomew Zook, aged 83 years, 6 months and 1 day. He was buried on the 24th. Funeral discourses were delivered by Christian Rupp, of McLean county, Christian Schlegel and John P. Schmitt, from 1 Cor. 15.

On the 24th of November, in Upper Salford township, Montgomery county, Pa., of an internal disease, Henry, son of Isaac Landis, aged 24 years, 5 months and 24 days. Buried on the 26th, at Franconia. Funeral discourses by Henry S. Bower and Jacob Landis.

On the 27th of November, in Franconia township, Montgomery county, Pa., of the infirmities of old age, Bro. Rudolph Moyer, aged 86 years, 7 months and 12 days. He was buried at Franconia on the 30th. Funeral discourses by Abm. Moyer, and Isaac Moyer. The deceased lived in the bonds of matrimony 64 years, and was the father of 7 children (4 sons and 3 daughters), of whom one son died several years ago. He leaves an aged widow to mourn her loss. [The above was my aged Uncle with whom I spent a few hours during my visit in that vicinity in October, and was much encouraged by the earnest desire of this aged brother and sister, after those heavenly treasures which never perish. Now the aged brother is gone to his reward, and the dear old Aunt perhaps will not tarry long. May God give her grace even to the end, and in heaven they shall meet again.--Editor.]

On the 6th of November, 1871, in Montgomery county, Ohio, Sister Susanna Kendrick, aged 71 years, 2 months and 20 days. Her complaint was heart disease. She was complaining for sometime and bore her afflictions very patiently unto the end. She was able to be about. In the evening she took her supper as usual and by 9 o'clock she was a corpse. She leaves an aged husband and 7 children (3 sons and 4 daughters), and friends to mourn her departure and I hope through death she has gained that heavenly rest which is at prepared for all that love Jesus and obey him. On the 8th she was buried, on which occasion remarks were made by the writer from Heb. 9: 27, 28. J. M. GREIDER.

On the 11th of December, 1871, near Cross Key's, Rockingham county, Virginia, sister Elisabeth Beery, wife of Bro. Joseph Beery, aged 60 years, 5 months and 6 days. She was buried on the 13th at the Mill Creek (Tunker) Meeting-house, where a funeral discourse was delivered by preachers Jacob Hildebrand and John Evers, from 1 Thess. 4:13-18. Her disease was inflamation(sic) of the bowels.

On the 17th of September, in Pretty Prairie, Lagrange county, Ind., Mary, wife of Christian Plank, aged 35 years, 6 months and 28 days. She was a member of the Omish Mennonite church. She was an industrious and god-fearing mother, bore her affliction with patience, and prayed that God might receive her soul and that she might die happy. When asked, she always expressed herself willing to depart from this world and exhorted the people to pray. She was sick ten days. She leaves a husband and 9 children to mourn their loss, but we hope their loss is her eternal gain. She was buried on the 18th, followed to the grave by a large concourse of friends and relatives, on which occasion funeral discourses were delivered by Jonas Yoder and Christian Werry from 1 Tim. 4: 7, 8, in German, and by C. D. Beery and Geo. Long from Jn.5: 24, 25, in English.
"We loved her, yes no tongue can tell
How much we loved her or how well;
God loved her too and he thought best,
To take her home with him to rest.

On the 10th of December, in Lee county, Iowa, John Miller, aged 71 years. He was buried on the 11th. Funeral discourses were preached by the brethren Schantz and Hirschler. He leaves a wife and 10 children. He was a member of the Omish Mennonite church for many years.

On the 14th of December, after an illness of about 8 days, Bro. David Kreider, Sen., of Lebanon county, Pa., aged 68 years, 1 month and 25 days. On Sunday the 17th his mortal remains were followed to the silent grave by a bereft widow, ten children and a large concourse of relatives and friends, on which occasion a funeral discourse was delivered by Bro. Jacob Dohner and the writer, from Luke 2: 29--32. Buried at Spring Creek Meeting-house. Bro. Kreider consecrated the evening of his life chiefly to the service of God and the dissemination of gospel truth. He distributed a great many pamphlets, "Pride and Humility" and Family Almanacs, also the Herald of Truth he introduced liberally.

On Sunday November the 26th, 1871, at the residence of his son-in-law, Jonathan Gally, in German township, Fayette county, Pa., Bro. Jacob Johnson, at the advanced age of 81 years, 11 months and 3 days. His remains were followed, on the next day, by a large concourse of relatives and friends, to the family burying-ground, on the old homestead farm, and the funeral services were held, at the house of his son, Joseph, near the burying-ground, by Elder Joseph C. Cover and David Johnson. The subject selected by Elder Cover for the occasion, was the latter clause of the 45th verse of the 15th chapter of 1 Cor. After the sermon, David Johnson made some additional remarks appropriate to the occasion. Though Bro. Jacob Johnson had been affected for several years past, periodically, yet, between the attacks of the complaint, he enjoyed a tolerable degree of health for a man of his age, and spent much of his time in visiting amongst his children and relatives. On Tuesday previous to his decease, he returned from a visit to his daughter, Mrs. Sarah Reist, near Connellsville, and also his son Joseph's and on the next day accompanied by his son Joseph, he arrived at Jonathan Galley's, his son-in-law when towards the latter part of the week, his periodical malady with great violence returned and terminated his earthly career. As a citizen he was much esteemed. He had been a member of the church for many years, --was always punctual in the discharge of his obligations, enjoying the comforts of the religion which he professed, as well in the diversified relations of life as in the solemn and trying hour of death. By his death his children lose a kind and affectionate father and the community a highly esteemed citizen.

Transcribed by: Ron Garber, Kansas

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