Herald of Truth Obituaries - April, 1874

Herald of Truth - Volume XI, Number 4 - April 1874 - Page 79


Oct. 23rd, in Holmes co., Ohio, of the infirmities of age, JOHN LEON, aged 85 years, 6 months, and 19 days. He came from Europe about 1857. He was a member of the Amish Mennonite church.

Dec. 3rd, in Lancaster co., Pa., at the residence of his son, Pre. JACOB ANDREWS, aged 76 years, 7 months, and 7 days. Bro. Andrews was long a member of the Mennonite church, and for 17 years a minister of the gospel. Sermon by Benj. and Amos Herr, from Heb. 13:7, 17.

Nov. 4th, in Guilford, Medina co., O., of Heart disease, SARAH WOLF, wife of Frederic Wolf, aged 52 years.

Feb. 3rd, in Livingston co., Ill., CATHARINE LAUBER, wife of Jacob Lauber, aged 40 years, 2 months, and 18 days. Funeral sermon by Joseph Gascho and Christian Schlegel, from 1 Thess. 4:13-18.

Feb. 8th, in Livingston co., Ill., of Nerve fever, CATHARINE STEINMAN, wife of Pre. Daniel Steinman, in the 40th year of her age. She admonished her children to be obedient to their father. She leaves a bereaved husband and eight children to mourn their loss. Appropriate remarks were made by Christian Schlegel, from Rev. 21:1-7; and Joseph Gascho, from Heb. 12:1-8.

Feb. 14th, in Marion co., Kansas, of Scrofula, from which he suffered one year, MILTON, son of Abraham and Catharine KNOPP, aged 2 years, 11 months, and 4 days. Funeral sermon by Daniel Brundage, from 1st Peter 1:24, 25.

Feb. 19th, in LaGrange co., Ind., sister HARRIET, consort of Abraham FERBER, aged 43 years, and 9 days. She was sick but three days, when God called her home. She leaves a husband and six children to mourn their loss. Funeral discourse by Jacob Weaver, Henry Miller, and Christian Plank, from Psalm 146:1-5.

Feb. 22nd, in Cambria co., Pa., of Dropsy, Sister CATHARINE wife of Moses HERSHBERGER, aged 63 years, 3 months, and 26 days. On the 24th she was brought to her last resting place, where a proper discourse was delivered by Moses B. Miller, from 1st Cor. 15:12-26. She was a faithful sister in the Amish Mennonite church.

March 2nd, in Page co., Iowa, sister BARBARA GOOD, wife of Aaron Good, aged 41 years, 1 month, and 1 day. She was sick about 9 days, and part of the time suffered severe pain, which she bore with Christian fortitude, was perfectly resigned to the will of her heavenly Father. She exhorted her children to be obedient, and prepare to meet her in heaven. A few days before she died she said she heard the angels singing, and even recognized the tune, and sent for her neighbors to sing it for her. She often said to her companion and to others who came to visit her, "I am going home to my Savior." The Lord's Supper was administered to her about ten hours before she died. When the time of her departure drew nigh, she laid her hands upon her breast and calmly and sweetly fell asleep in Jesus. She was buried on the 3rd, when a very appropriate discourse was delivered by Elder Cyrus Wilson, from Rev. 20, first two clauses of the 6th verse. She leaves a husband and eight children to mourn their loss.

Feb. 25th, in Rockingham co., Va., of Scrofula and Consumption, Sister SARAH E. WHITMORE, daughter of Sister Frances Whitmore, aged 15 years, 4 months, and 16 days. Services by Jacob Driver and others from Rom. 8:28, first clause.

March 7th, in McLean co., Ill., of Nerve fever, a daughter of A. Saltzman, aged 8 years, and 5 months. Sermon by Joseph Stuckey from Jn. 5.

March 10th, in the same place, of Lung fever, Pre. ANDREW BOECHLER, aged 78 years. Remarks suitable to the occasion were made by Peter E., and Joseph Stuckey from the 103rd Psalm.

March 11th, in the same place, of Consumption, JONATHAN STUTZMAN, aged 35 years, 9 months, and 12 days. Discourse by John Stahly and Christian Imhoff.

March 2nd, in Hinkletown, Lancaster co., Pa., LYDIA ANN, wife of John B. ESHLEMAN, in the 32nd year of her age.

Feb. 2nd, in Brecknock, Lancaster co., Pa., Pre. PETER MUSSER, aged 54 years.

March 11th, in Elkhart co., Ind., MICHAEL HONRICH, aged 66 years, 1 month, and 20 days. He was a faithful brother in the Amish Mennonite church, and sweetly fell asleep in Jesus. Funeral discourse in German by Henry Martin and John Knagy, and David Hochstetler in English from Heb. 4.

March 12th, in Mt. Joy, Lancaster co., Pa., at the house of her son-in-law, A. B. Landes, Sister SUSANNA SUMMY, (widow of the late Pre. Summy), aged 77 years, and 19 days. Most of the time for nearly three years has she been confined to her couch of affliction, and endured much pain and suffering, which she bore patiently, still hoping and trusting in Jesus for deliverance and salvation. Funeral services by J. N. Brubaker and Amos Herr, from 1 Thess. 4:13, 14.

March 7th, in East Donegal, Lancaster co., Pa., CHRISTIAN WALTER, aged 56 years, 11 months, and 26 days. He was sick but four days.

Feb. 27th, in Tuscarawas co., Ohio, after ten days illness, wife of Zacharias MILLER, aged 64 years, 11 months, and 12 days. She sweetly fell asleep in Jesus. Sermon by P. Zaner in English, and Abram Mast in German.

Transcribed by Ruth Schrock, Indiana

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