Herald of Truth Obituaries - August, 1874

Herald of Truth - Volume XI, Number 8 - August 1874 - Pages 137, 143

Our Dead.

Fell asleep on the 19th of July, in Elkhart, Elkhart Co., Ind., of bowel complaint, GRACE ANNA, daughter of John F. and Salome FUNK, aged 1 month and 26 days. Her life is only another illustration of the truth of the words of the apostle, "What is your life? It is even a vapor that appeareth for a little time and then vanisheth away." Eight short weeks was all that God gave her to complete her earthly mission, but brief as her life was, and powerless as her condition for good or evil may have seemed, we feel sure that her life was not without an influence; her sufferings and tears, her smiles and joys, were all little silken cords that twined our affections the more around her heart, and taught us to love her. Then when the destroyer laid his hand upon her, and for three days she lingered between life and death, our hearts were filled with deepest apprehension, and when at last the angels came down and bore her spirit away, so gently that we perceived it not, and we laid her down into her cold still grave we felt there was indeed "an aching void, the world can never fill." But our little GRACE, plucked like an opening bud, from the garden of this sin-stained earth, is with the angels now; and our three little ones may sing together in the spirit world the songs of the redeemed, until we too shall be gathered at the river and meet them there where no sorrow shall cloud the heart and no tear bedim the eye.


April 25th, in Washington co., Md., Bro. DANIEL SHANK, Sr. at the advanced age of 81 years, 1 month and 1 day. His remains were disposited in the family burying-ground on the farm on which he was born, lived, and died; there were present many sorrowing relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted by _____ Rhodes, and _____ Overholtzer from Rev. 14:13. The aged brother leaves 8 children, 59 grand-children, and 31 great-grand-children living.

[Disposited transcribed as written.]

June 12th, near Masontown, Fayette co., Pa., Sister ELISABETH HIGH, wife of Jacob High, aged 49 years, 8 months and 2 days. She leaves a husband and a large family to mourn their loss. She was a faithful sister, and we believe she is now safe within the folds of Jesus. Discourse by the brethren, Bishop Snyder, and David Johnson, from 2 Cor. 5:1.

(Note - this correction was published in the Sept.1874 edition, but inclued here fyi:"CORRECTION. - In the death notices in the August No. It reads Elizabeth, wife of Jacob High: it should be Joseph.") I can't explain the two spellings of Elizabeth/Elisabeth. ddk

June 19th, in Bedminster, Bucks co., Pa., at the residence of Abner Landis, BARBARA MOYER, widow, aged 77 years, 5 months and 23 days. Buried at Deep Run burying-ground. Services by S. Godshalk, A. F. Moyer, and Isaac Moyer, from Isa. 3:10. "Say ye to the righteous that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings."

June 20th, in Elkhart co., Ind., VIOLA, daughter of Asa and _____ McCLINTOCK, aged 16 days. Services by J. F. Funk and Christian Christophel.

June 23rd, at Mt. Clinton Va., Bro HENRY SHOWALTER, aged 70 years, 5 months and 17 days. Buried at the Bank Meeting-house.

June 25th, near Dale Enterprise, Va., Bro. BRENSON M. PARRET, aged 55 years, 7 months and 7 days. Interred at the Weaver Meeting-house.

June 21st, in McLean co., Ill., Bro. DANIEL MILLER, aged 61 years. Services by Christian Zehr, and John Stahly.

On the 23rd of June, at the residence of her son Abraham Moyer, near Franconia Meeting-house, in Montgomery co., Pa., of the infirmities of old age, BARBARA MOYER, widow of Rudolph Moyer dec'd and daughter of Martin Fretz, of Hilltown, dec'd, aged 86 years, 9 months and _____ days. On the 26th her remains were interred at the Franconia Meeting-house followed to the grave by a large concourse of friends and relatives. Bro. S. Godshalk preached at the house and Bro. Isaac Moyer at the Meeting-house. Text Phil. 1:23. About three months ago she broke her leg and since that time has been confined to her bed. She bore her affliction with Christian fortitude and meekness, looking forward to the rest which remaineth for the people of God. [During our recent visit to Pa., in the early part of April, we visited our aged aunt, only a few days after she had broken her limb. We found her as comfortable as could be expected under the circumstances, and entirely resigned to the will of our heavenly Father. Her limb was healed again, but her physical strength was too much exhausted to bear up under the suffering she endured. She was a faithful member of the church, and we mourn not as those who have no hope. - Editor]

July 1st, Waterloo co., Ont., Sister CATHARINE BENDER, wife of John Bender, aged 50 years, 7 months and 6 days. Sermon by Bishops Ruby and Litwiller, from 2 Cor. 5; Jn. 5:25-30.

July 4th, in Shelby co., MO., Sister CATHARINE, wife of Pre. Martin LAPP, aged 79 years, 11 months and 24 days. She fell in her room and her thigh was broken, from which she endured much pain, and inflammation followed. Services by Benjamin Hershey and Benj. Lapp, from Jn. 5:24-26.

July 21st, in Elkhart co., Ind., _____LANDIS, wife of Christian Landis, aged 68 years.

Transcribed by Ruth Schrock, Indiana

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