Herald of Truth - Volume X, Number 1 - January 1873 - pages 14-15
SUSANNA CULP, daughter of Joseph and Mary Culp, departed
this life on the 18th of November, of diptheria, in Mahoning co.,
Ohio, aged 14 years, 7 months and 18 days. Funeral discourse by
the brethren Peter Boesinger and Jacob Kolb.
She had been waiting on a sick woman previous to her illness, when she was very suddenly taken with an attack of that fatal destroyer, diptheria, and in a few days became so ill that she requested her parents to send for a minister to come and sing and pray with her, when she felt satisfied and was willing to leave this world. She called her brothers and sisters to her, extending to them her thin, pale hand, and bade them all farewell, telling them they should not weep for her, and soon after she fell asleep. Her death caused a vacancy in the family that will not soon be forgotten. The many tears shed at her funeral testified that she was held dear in the affections of many while living, and that the tender ties of sympathy and friendship that surrounded her who was thus called away in the bloom of youth will be long remembered by her many friends. And it is indeed a source of great consolation to hope and believe that her precious soul is now in those heavenly mansions, in the city of the living God, the New Jerusalem and in the presence of an innumerable company of angels; among those who have come out of great tribulation and have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb; among those who hunger and thirst no more, for the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of water, and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes. Seldom does it become our lot to record the death of one, so loving and mild in her disposition, so much beloved by both old and young, and so deeply deplored by all, but her cup of suffering is filled; her sorrows are over and we should not weep for our beloved Susanna, but rather so try to live that we may meet her again in a better world. Little did we think a few weeks ago, when we saw her in all the bloom of health, that her days were so few, and that she must so soon pass away. Let us therefore also take warning, and not think that we are too young to die - let us not trifle away these precious days of grace as though we had no future to await us; perhaps a few days more may terminate our lives also, and we will either be forever saved or forever lost. The Bible tells us, "Remember now thy Creator, in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, for the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them." J.B.
CORRECTION. - In the death notice of the daughter of William Weaver, in the November number, for 10 months read 10 years.
On the 10th of August, in Waterloo county, Ontario, ANNA,
wife of Henry W. BRUBAKER, aged 29 years, 7 months and
21 days. Funeral services conducted by Abrm. Martin and Samuel
O come Angel band,
Come and around me stand,
O bear be away on your snowy wings,
To my immortal home.
On the 7th of October, in Putnam county, Ohio of brain fever, DAVID YOUNG, aged 68 years, 5 months and 21 days. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church for many years, and leaves 9 children to mourn their loss. His remains were interred in the Mennonite burying-ground, where appropriate remarks were made by Bros. C. Culp and _____ Fuller.
On the 25th of October, in the church at the Twenty, in Lincoln county, Ont., MARY, wife of Abraham KRATZ, aged 63 years, 9 months, and 6 days. Funeral discourse by Abraham Hunsberger from 1 Cor. 15:1-7. We hope she died in peace. She leaves a husband and a number of children to mourn their loss.
On the 31st of October, in Blair county, Pa. MICHAEL KAUFFMAN, aged 68 years, 2 months, and 10 days. Funeral services by H. Snyder and J.B. Snyder.
On the 3rd of November, near Wakarusa, of cholera infantum, CORA, daughter of Benj F., and Sara A. LUTZ, aged 9 months and 18 days.
On the 22nd of November, in Lancaster county, Pa., after a
short illness, BARBARA, daughter of Benjamin C., and Barbara
KAUFFMAN, aged 4 years, 2 months, and 7 days. Funeral services
by Benjamin Lehman and Abraham Witmer.
Let little children come to me,
Once our Redeemer said;
For such shall in my kingdom be,
With me in glory live.
The tender flower God has given,
To bloom with us awhile;
The gentle soul he has taken,
To live where angels smile.
On the 22nd of November, near Quakertown, Bucks county, Pa., quite suddenly, of apoplexy LYDIA, wife of Samuel WEINBERGER, aged 64 years, 2 months, and 19 days. On Thursday afternoon, the 21st she received a paralytic stroke, and the next morning God called her home. After she was stricken she was unable to utter a word, or understand any thing; but according to her previous confession, she sought her Savior, and as a comfort to her soul, she received his forgiving grace. She leaves a husband, 4 children and many relatives to mourn their loss.
On the 23rd of November, in _____, of diptheria, ALICE, daughter of Bro. David FUNK, after the most intense suffering, aged _____. Funeral preached by C.R. Burk, from Rev. 21:4. "There shall be no more death."
Transcriber's note: [I spelled diptheria as they did although it is incorrect.]
On the 1st of December, in Allen county, Ohio, of diptheria, _____, daughter of Samuel DILLER, aged about 13 years.
On the 2nd of December, at Jordan, Ont., CATHARINE, wife of Jacob SWARTZ, and daughter of John and Elisabeth Rittenhouse aged 84 years, 10 months, and 18 days.
On the 24th of October, at Doylestown, Bucks county, Pa., ABRAHAM, son of Henry and Lydia LAPP, aged 4 years, and 3 days. Funeral sermon by J.M. Haldeman, in English, and Isaac Rickert in German.
On the 26th of November, in Lansdale, Montgomery county, Pa., ELISABETH, wife of John KINDIG, aged 57 years, 4 months, and 2 days. Funeral services by J.M. Haldeman, in English and Jacob Loux, in German.
On the 5th of December, in New Britain, Bucks county, Pa., SALLY, daughter of Jonas and Hannah GODSHALK, aged 1 month, and 27 days. Funeral discourse by J.M. Haldeman in English, and Samuel Gross, in German.
On the 8th of December, in Middlebury township, Elkhart county, Ind., after a brief illness, MOSES KAUFFMAN, aged 67 years, and 8 months. He was buried on the 10th at Forest Grove. Funeral discourse by J.D. Troyer and Levi Weaver. He as a minister in the Amish Mennonite Church for a considerable time. He leaves a wife and twelve children to mourn their loss.
On the 11th of November, in Somerset county, Pa., CHRISTIAN, son of Jacob and Isabella KEIM, aged 5 months, and 12 days. Funeral discourse by John Speicher, of Michigan, and Henry Miller of Indiana, from Matth. 14:15, 16.
On the 7th of December, in Somerset county, Pa., of inflammation of the brain, Bro. JACOB FOLK, aged 55 years, 11 months, and 2 days. Funeral discourse on the 8th by Bro. H.H. Blough from Rev. 20:6.
On the 19th of December, in Darke county, Ohio, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, son of David and Susanna LOLING, aged 7 years, 5 months, and 9 days. Funeral services conducted by _____ Ofield.
On the 24th of November, in Kent county, Michigan, of dropsy, ASA SCHOOLY, aged 71 years, 11 months, and 8 days. He was a member of the Mennonite Church. Services by Samuel Sherk, from Rom. 6:23.
On the _____ in Kent county, Michigan, DAVID, son of John SHERK, aged 23 years, 1 month, and 18 days. Funeral services by Peter Keim and Samuel Sherk from Isa. 38:1.
On the 10th of December, near Churhtown, Lancaster county, Pa., of consumption, MARY WEAVER, (widow), aged 87 years, and 4 days. Buried at Weaverland on the 12th. She was a faithful sister in the Mennonite Church from her youth. Services by Samuel Good, and Peter Musser, from Phil 1:21.
Transcriber's notes: [Churchtown was spelled Churhtown in the Mary Weaver obit.]
On the 11th of December, in Somerset county, Pa., CATHARINE,
wife of John MILLER, and only daughter of Jacob Berkey,
aged 22 years, and 6 days. The 13th her remains were consigned
to the grave, with two children, one on each arm. It was a very
sad occurrence and caused a great deal of weeping among, the relatives
and friends. Her sufferings were extremely severe, but of short
duration. The mourning husband, parents and friends, can comfort
themselves with the hope that she is not dead, but only gone before.
The day previous to her death, she desired to make a covenant
with her God, through baptism, which she received. She departed
as a beloved sister in the Lord. Appropriate remarks were made
on the occasion at the house to comfort the bereaved friends by
Samuel Blough, from 2 Cor. 5:1; and an earnest exhortation by
Weep not for me, for here you see,
My trials have been great;
But now ('tis true) I bid adieu,
And change my mournful state.
On the 20th of December, in Elkhart county, Ind., CATHARINE, WIFE OF Henry CULP, aged 28 years, 5 months, and 16 days. She was a faithful sister in the Mennonite Church. A Husband and four children with parents and many relatives and friends are left to mourn her unexpected departure. Though the sister it seems a short time since, gave to understand that she did not expect to be here much longer. Funeral services by C., and J.M. Christophel in German from Heb. 13:14, and D. Brenneman in English, from Rev. 21:4.
Transcribed by Ruth Schrock, Indiana