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Herald of Truth - Volume IX, Number 3 - March 1872, page 46, 47
On the 18th of Sep., 1871, in Holmes Co., Ohio, of apoplexy, Isaac Miller, aged 80 yrs., 5 mo., and 9 days. He was a member of the Amish church, the father of 12 children, 70 grand, and 46 great grand-children. Funeral services by Moses, and Levi Miller.
On the 18th of Oct., in Holmes co, Ohio, Jonas Stutzman, aged 83 yrs., 8 mo., and 18 days. He was the father of 9 children, 67 grand, and 41 great grand-children. Funeral discourse by Moses Miller and Abraham Mast.
On the 31st of Oct., in Holmes co., Ohio, Eli Stutzman, aged 55 yrs., 2 mo., and 15 days. He leaves a wife and 7 children to mourn their loss. Sermon by Shem and Levi Miller.
On the 27th of Dec., in Hilltown, Bucks co., Pa., of dropsy, Hannah, wife of Jacob Musselman, in the 51st year of his age. Funeral sermon by Isaac Moyer and Isaac Oberholtzer.
On the 29th of Dec., in York co., Ontario, of scarlet fever, Wm Henry, aged 5 yrs., 5 mo., and 3 days, and on the 1st of Febr, of the same fever, Louis, aged 2 yrs., 2 mo., and 8 days, children of Jacob and Catharine Steckley. Sermon by A. Ramer and Elder Fatton.
"Happy children gone to rest,
Removed so soon by terror king
But in Jesus they are blessed,
And in heaven glory sing.
Little William Henry dear,
When about the world to leave
Would have brother, sister near,
Reached his hand farewell to give.
Thus affection's nearest tie,
Must be broke by death so strong.
Little brother by and by,
Sister, parents, all will come."
J. H. STECKLEY.
On the 11th of Dec., in Elkhart co., Ind., David E. Troyer, aged 87 yrs., and 7 mo. He was a brother in the Amish church. Sermon by John S. Miller.
On the 12th of Dec, in Mifflin, Juniata co., Pa., very suddenly, at the residence of her son-in-law Samuel Bonsall, Sister Lydia Landis, aged 65 yrs., 11 mo., and 12 days. Buried the 13th at Lost Creek Meeting-house. Discourse by _______ Bowers.
On the 4th of Jan., 1872, in Waterloo co., Ont., Christian Bauman, aged 65 yrs., 3 mo., and 1 day.
On the 19th of Jan., in Hilltown, Pa, Sarah Young, aged 76 yrs., 6 mo., and 8 days. Her remains were interred in Line Lexington grave-yard, on which occasion, discourses were delivered by S. Leatherman, John Walter and John Haldeman.
On the 23rd of Jan., in Hilltown, Bucks co., Pa., the wife of Joseph Hendricks, aged 62 yrs., 8 mo., and 16 days. Funeral discourse by Abr. Moyer and Isaac Oberholtzer.
On the 21st of Jan., in Manor, Lancaster co., Pa., Elvina, wife of Jacob Charles, aged 22 yrs., 1 mo., and 8 days. Her sufferings here were not long, but severe. Very appropriate funeral discourses were delivered by A. Witmer and C. Herr.
On the 23rd of Jan., in Somerset co., Pa., Jacob, son of Ben. Samuel Spiegel, aged 9 yrs., 2 mo., and 20 days. Funeral discourse by Samuel Blough.
On the 28th of Jan., in Marshall co, Ind., Magdalena, wife of David Yoder, aged 35 yrs., 8 mo., and 2 days. She leaves a bereaved husband and six children to mourn their loss.
On the 28th of Jan., in Lancaster co., Pa., Bro. Elias H., son of John H. and Fanny Brubaker, aged 21 yrs., 4 mo., and 11 days. Funeral discourse by the brethren Risser, Hess, and Bomberger, from Job 16: 22.
On the 21st of Jan., in St. Joseph co., Ind., of typhoid fever, Susanne Kaser, aged 58 yrs., 4 mo., and 6 days. Funeral discourse by E. Cook, J. Hildebrand and M. W. Shank.
On the 29th of Jan., in Elkhart co., Ind., Catherine, wife of Daniel Mann, aged 19 yrs., 11 mo., and 21 days. Discourse by Samuel Yoder, Jacob Beutler and Henry Shaum.
On the 25th of Jan., in Mifflin co., Pa., Jacob Zug, aged 70 yrs., 8 mo., and 26 days. He bore his affliction with patience. Sermon by John and Solomon Yoder.
On the 31st of Jan., in Somerset co., Pa., of scarlet fever, Manda, daughter of Bro. Samuel Spiegel, aged 5 yrs., 2 mo., and 6 days. Funeral discourse by Samuel Blough, sr.
"Weep not for me, my parents dear,
Since I must go and leave you here;
With Jesus I shall happy be,
0 parents do not weep for me."
On the 31st of Jan., in Rockingham co., Va., of bronchial consumption, Sister Rebecca Hartman, aged 31 yrs., 10 mo., and 23 days. She was buried on the 1st of Febr., in Weaver's burying-ground, in the presence of a large number of friends and relatives. Funeral discourse by Chr. Brunk, D. Heatwole and J. Driver, from Matt. 24: 44.
On the 1st of Febr., in Wayne co., Ohio, Bro. Jacob Kratz, aged 60 yrs., 5 mo., and 16 days. He was buried on the 4th. Funeral discourse was delivered by Bro. Henry Beery. Text, 1 Cor. 15: 53-55. A short time before his death be said, "I feel that Jesus died for me," and just before he expired he exclaimed, "Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit."
On the 3rd of Febr., in Warrington tp., Bucks Co., Pa., of small pox, Joseph Lapp, aged 66 yrs., 5 mo., and 3 days. He was buried on the 6th, at the Doylestown Mennonite burying-ground, where services were held by J. M. Haldeman, S. Gross and Isaac Rickert.
On the 4th of Febr., in Manor tp., Lancaster co., Pa., of typhoid fever, Lizzie K, wife of John Witmer, aged 24 yrs., 3 mo., and 23 days. It is with the most solemn feelings that we record this event. Only a little over five weeks ago she was united in the bonds of matrimony, but in a short time she was a lifeless corpse, shrouded for the grave. Her sickness lasted 15 days. At the end of five days she became so weak that she thought her soul would depart. She was fully conscious up to this time. She then uttered in broken sentences the following words, "Now I am going--meet me in heaven--good-bye--now come" After this she again revived and lived ten days longer, during which time she experienced much suffering, great trials of faith, and sore temptations; but her consolation and hope was in the grace of God through his beloved Son Jesus Christ, on whose name she called, who shed his blood on Calvary and there tasted all the bitterness of death; he suffered for our sins, that if we come to a knowledge of our transgressions, we might turn to him by repentance and obtain forgiveness and become heirs of salvation. Even he felt forsaken of God and prayed, "My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me." 0! will he not hear, who has triumphed over death and hell, and over "the prince of the the(sic) power of the air?" Will he turn away from the penitent soul and leave it to the power of Satan? I believe not. By his grace through faith we hope she has overcome; if so, she is now the Lamb's bride, in the heavenly Jerusalem, where sickness and suffering, parting and death are no more known, far beyond the reach of the temptations of our enemy. Some days after she had spoken to the family, she made some remarks to her husband about that time. She said, "she had been going and had seen a light, but they did not leave her go." She was visited at different times by the minister and was instructed by him. She also desired his prayers. Her funeral was largely attended. Funeral Sermons were delivered by Abraham Witmer and Amos Herr. A. M. K.
On the 5th of Febr., in East Donegal, Lancaster Co., Pa., John B. Kraybill, aged 20 yrs., 4 mo., and 26 days.
"Farewell my earthly friends below,
Though all so kind and dear to me;
My Jesus calls, and I must go;
I'll trust alone in God's free grace.
E. N. NISSLEY.
On the 5th of Febr., in Elkhart co., Ind., of lung fever, Martha Ann, wife of Jacob Bowers, aged 21 yrs., 2 mo., and 21 days. She leaves a husband and 2 children to mourn their loss. Funeral discourse by Henry Shaum, James Culbertson and Jacob A. Beutler.
On the 9th of Febr, in Adams Co., Ind., Emma Jane McGaughlin, aged 6 mo., and 27 days.
On the 11th of Febr., in Shelby co., Mo., Magdalena, wife of Benjamin Hershey, aged 62 yrs., 9mo., and 3 days. She was a faithful sister in the Mennonite church over 36 years. She leaves a husband and 7 children to mourn their loss.
"0 what are all my sufferings here,
If Lord thou count me meet
With that enraptured host't appear,
And worship at thy feet."
On the 13th of Febr., in Logan co., Barbara wife of Noah Yoder, aged 37 yrs., 9 mo., and 15 days. She leaves a husband and 7 children to mourn their loss. Sermon by C. K. Yoder.
On the 19th of Febr., in Elkhart co., Ind., of the infirmities of age, Catherine, wife of Henry Eyman, aged 70 yrs., 4 mo., 4 days. Funeral discourse by J.M. Christophel and D. Brenneman.
On the 26th of Jan., in Elkhart Co., Ind., Harriet Naomi, daughter of Joseph and Ann Holdeman, aged 11 mo., and 16 days. Buried at Shaum's burying-ground. At the same time also was buried a child of Felix and Lena Burns. Funeral discourse by J M. Christophel, J. Beutler, and Joel Shively.
On the 10th of Febr., in Elkhart no., Ind., Henry, son of David R. and Elizabeth Witmer, aged 7 yrs., 8 mo., and 25 days. Buried at Yellow Creek burying-ground. Funeral discourse by J. M. Christophel, D. Brenneman and J. Nusbaum.
On the 7th of Febr., in Philadelphia, Katie, daughter of Aaron and Susanna Frick, of congestion of the brain, aged 1 yr., 11 mo., and 1 day. Buried Febr., 10th, at Franconia Meeting-house, in Montgomery co., Pa. Funeral discourse delivered by Henry Nice.
On the 20th of Febr., in Mahoning co., Ohio, of the infirmities of age, Jacob Metzler. Discourse by J. Culp, J. Bixler and P. Basinger.
On the 21st of Febr., in Columbiana co., Ohio. of Palsy, John, son of Abraham and Susanna Moyer.
Transcribed by: Ron Harber, Kansas