Herald of Truth Obituaries - December, 1873

Herald of Truth - Volume X, Number 12 - December 1873 - Page 207


Aug. 30th, near Richfield Juniata county Pa., CHRISTIAN, son of Christian and Susanna GRAYBILL, aged 5 months, and 14 days. Services by Thomas and Wm. Graybill, from John 14:4.

Aug. 31st, in Rockingham co., Va., Bro. DANIEL SUTER, aged 64 years, 10 months, and 22 days. Bro. Suter was born in Upper Alsace, France; united with the church at the age of 14 years, and lived a faithful member until removed by death. He came to his country in his eleventh year. He was beloved by all, a kind husband, father, and neighbor; charitable, generous, and cheerful. He is missed, greatly missed. He was a bright shining light in the Church, but we trust that our loss is his eternal gain.

Sept. 22nd, in Livingston co., Ill., of tumor and Dropsy, sister MARY ANDES, aged 66 years, and 29 days. She was a faithful sister for over fifty years. Her seat in the church was seldom vacant until the last few months of her life. She died with a firm hope in Jesus. She leaves two children to mourn their loss. Sermon by Bro. M. L. Shelly, from Job 14:14.

Sept 29th, at the residence of her son-in-law Jacob Bergey, in Danborough, Bucks co., Pa., MARY DETWEILER, at the advanced age of 93 years, 10 months, and 9 days. Buried at Line Lexington. Funeral remarks by Isaac Oberholtzer and John Gross.

Oct. 28th, in Johnson co., Iowa, CHRISTIAN SCHROCK, aged 56 years, 9 months, and 28 days. Sermon by Peter Brenneman, and Frederick Schwartzentruber, from 1 Cor. 15.

Oct. 7th, in Hickory co., Mo., very suddenly, JACOB P. SCHMIDT, aged 50 years, 1 month, and 28 days. On the funeral occasion remarks were made by Peter Lehman.

Oct. 18th, in Snyder co., Pa., of Dropsy, JEROME, son of Tobias and Catharine GRAYBILL. Funeral services by Wm. Graybill.

Oct. 24th, in St. Joseph co., Ind., of Bilious fever, DAVID M. HOLDEMAN, aged 54 years, and 1 month. His remains were followed to the grave by many weeping relatives and friends. Funeral discourse from James 4:14.

Oct. 26th, in Whiteside co., Ill., MARY ANNA, wife of Jacob HECHLER, aged 29 years, 6 months, and 1 day. She was buried at the Men. Meeting-house near Sterling, on the 27th, followed by a large concourse of relatives and friends. She was sick about three weeks, and leaves a husband and eight children to mourn their loss, the youngest being only three weeks old. Funeral discourse was delivered by Henry Nice, From Rev. 13:14.

Oct. 24th, in Bucks co., Pa., of Typhoid fever, at the house of his brother-in-law Joseph Leatherman, where he had been on a visit, SAMUEL DETWEILER, aged 52 years, 9 months, and 17 days. He was sick about three weeks. On the 29th he was brought to his home, near Sterling, Whiteside co., Ill., and was buried on the 30th. He leaves an afflicted wife and five children to mourn their loss. He was beloved and respected by all who knew him. Funeral discourses were delivered by Henry Nice and Joseph Moyer from Ps. 5:39.

Oct. 25th, near McAllisterville, Juniata co., Pa., of Cancer and Consumption, Sister ELISABETH WITMER, aged 45 years, 2 months, and 14 days. She leaves a bereaved husband to mourn his loss. Appropriate remarks were made by Wm. Graybill, and A. Basor, from John 14, last part of the 19th verse.

Oct. 28th, in Shelby co., Mo., Bro. JOSEPH POTTER, aged 77 years, 2 months, and 13 days. He leaves an aged widow and three children to mourn their loss. Appropriate remarks were made by Benjamin Hershey, from John 14:23.

Oct. 31st, in Lower Salford, Montgomery co., Pa., of four days illness, NANCY, wife of Henry K. GOTSCHALL, aged 37 years, 8 months, and 12 days. Buried Nov. 3rd in the presence of many relatives and friends. Sermon by Henry S. Bower, and Henry Nice, from Matt. 20:8.

Nov. 5th, in Franconia Tp., Montgomery co., Pa., of Dropsy, MARIA, wife of John SAUDER, aged 43 years, 2 months, and 22 days. A deploy bereaved husband and eight children are left to mourn their loss. Words of comfort were delivered by J. Allabach, Henry Nice, and Abel Horning.

Oct. 31st, in Somerset co., Pa., of Lung fever, SAMUEL, only son of David LEHMAN, aged 17 years, 7 months, and 24 days.

Nov. first, at the residence of his son Henry, in Scalp Level, Cambria co., Pa., JONAS HARSHBERGER, aged 63 years, and 2 days.

Nov. 2nd, in Hickory co., Mo., of Typhus fever, Bro. ABRAHAM GILIOM, aged 50 years, 5 months, and 29 days. He was a faithful brother, and beloved by all. His quiet walk through life, was a comfort to those left behind. He leaves a widow and seven children to mourn their loss. Services by Peter S. Lehman and Carl Koontz in German, and Benjamin Lapp in English.

Nov. 8th, in Tazewell co., Ill., from the kick of a mule, which killed him instantly, CHRISTIAN, son of Joseph SCHERTZ. Buried in the presence of a large concourse of people. Sermon by Joseph Stuckey, from Eccl. 1; and 1 Cor. 15.

Nov. 9th, in Wakarusa, Elkhart co., Ind., JACOB, son of Conrad and Mary HEIPEL, aged 9 days. Services by E. Glenson, D. Stewart, and D. Brenneman, from Jn. 2:25; 1 Peter 1:24.

Nov 10th, in Shelby co., Mo., LAURA, daughter of John and Magdalena DETWEILER, aged 1 year, 1 month, and 25 days. Funeral services by Daniel Brundage, from 1 Peter 1:24, 25.

Nov. 13th, in Shelby co., Mo., BENJAMIN, son of Abraham and Salome BISSEY, aged 9 months, and 4 days. Sermon by Benj. Lapp, from Matt. 18:1-3.

Nov. 3rd, in Mahoning co., Ohio, sister SUSANNA, consort of John B. METZLER, aged 25 years, 6 months, and 25 days. She feared not death, but desired to go and live with Jesus, rather than live any longer in this world of sorrow. She left a child four days old at the time of her death. Buried in the presence of a large concourse of people. Discourse by Jos. Bixler and Jacob Culp, from 2 Cor 5:10.

Nov. 20th, in Mahaska co., Iowa, of Neuralgia and Consumption, PHEBA, wife of Pre. Jacob K. BEUTLER, aged 57 years, and 8 months. Funeral discourse by Pre. Mann, from Numbers 23rd:last clause of 10th verse, "Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like his?" She was sick about four weeks, and leaves a husband and seven children to mourn her departure, with evidence that she has gone home to the heavenly mansions prepared for the righteous.

Transcribed by Ruth Schrock, Indiana

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