Herald of Truth - Volume XI, Number 7 - July 1874 - Pages 120, 127
A very painful accident occurred in Canada, on the 31st of May. On Sunday morning between eight and nine O'clock, Bro. Henry W. Brubaker, with Bro. Albright's little boys went to the Thames river to wash; he got into deep water and was drowned. His body was found a few hours afterwards, placed in a coffin and sent to Waterloo county followed by his bereaved wife, and Bro. Abraham Martin. He was buried in the Conestoga burying-ground. Aged 26 years, 11 months and 29 days. He was born in Juniata county Pa., Sermon by Bro. Abraham Martin.
April 5th, in Stark co., Ind., of Lung fever, PETER STUTZMAN, aged about 40 years. Services by Jonas D. Troyer and others.
May 1st, in Worcester, Montgomery co., Pa., of Apoplexy, JOSEPH LANDIS, aged 76 years, 9 months and 21 days. Funeral services at the house by Jacob Reiner, and the brethren Hunsberger and Mensch at the Meeting-house. He was a faithful father, and a good neighbor, and beloved by all who knew him. May his ashes rest in peace.
May 7th, in Freeland, Montgomery co., Pa., after an illness of three weeks, MARY W. HUNSICKER, wife of Henry A Hunsicker, aged 44 years, 3 months, and 15 days. The deceased was much respected by those who knew her, and her experience as a Christian during the last two weeks of her life were especially joyful, and full of consolation for the deeply bereaved relations and friends.
May 18th, in Elkhart co., Ind., WM. S. REED, formerly of Rockingham co. Va., aged 75 years, 8 months and 28 days. He was buried in the family graveyard on his farm. Funeral services, by John C. Burkholder, and John Angelmyer.
May 18th, in Trenton, Butler co., Ohio, MARIA KINSINGER, widow of Christian Kinsinger, aged 37 years, 8 months and 12 days. She leaves two children. Services by Peter Kinsinger.
May 18th, in Elkhart co., Ind., of Consumption, BARBARA A. SLIFER, aged 23 years, 7 months and 22 days. She leaves an affectionate husband to mourn his loss, yet not without hope. Appropriate remarks were made by J. J. Weaver, Eli Miller, and John Nusbaum, from 1 Cor. 15:18.
May 19th, in Westmoreland co., Pa., NORMAN, son of Bro. Jacob and Sister Mary LOUX, aged 2 years, 7 months and 21 days. The little boy fell into a spring and was drowned, where he was found in a short time. Remarks were made from the words, "Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me, for of such is the kingdom of heaven.
May 20th, near Chambersburg, Pa., Sister SARAH FREY,
daughter of Samuel and Annie Frey, aged 23 years, 5 months and
27 days. She was converted and baptized during her sickness, and
died in a full hope of a blessed immortality. She is now safe
within the folds of Christ where there are no more tears nor sorrows.
Funeral sermon by P. H. Parret in English, and P. Wade and J.
Hunsicker, in German, from Rev. 21:4.
Dear Sarah, how we miss thee,
In this world of toil and care;
But we will try to meet thee,
On that bright and shining shore.
May 24th, in Clarence, Erie co., N.Y., of Consumption, Br. DAVID METZ, aged 51 years, 9 months and 18 days. Buried the 26th, at which time appropriate remarks were made in German by John Lapp, and in English by _____ Bowen.
June 1st, near Richfield, Snyder co., Pa., CATHARINE, wife of Bro. Thomas GRAYBILL, aged 33 years, 7 months and 11 days. Services by J. S. Graybill, Samuel Winey, and Wm. Graybill.
June 3rd, in Fout's Valley, Perry co., Pa., Sister FANNY AUKER, widow of Peter Auker, aged 81 years, 6 months and 9 days. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church many years. Funeral services J. S. and Wm. Graybill, and Samuel Winey, from the words "Lord Jesus, receive my Spirit."
On the 2nd, of June, near Wakarusa, Elkhart co., Ind., Sister CAROLINE, wife of Bishop Jacob K BEUTLER, aged 36 years, 8 months and 28 days. Her maiden name was Boyer. She suffered several weeks, but bore her afflictions with Christian fortitude and gave evidence of a blessed hope of eternal life. She leaves a deeply afflicted husband and children, one an infant, to mourn her early departure.
On the 3rd of June, near the same place, of Typhoid fever, ANNA, daughter of Samuel and _____ HOLDEMAN, aged 15 years, 11 months and 7 days. The above two persons were buried at Shaum's Meeting-house on the 4th where services were held for both funerals at the same time. Let us remember that death is no respecter of persons, and may especially, the departure of our young friend ANNA warn us all not to neglect the accepted time and the day of salvation.
On the fifth of June, in Elkhart co., of Consumption, Sister ELIZABETH ROHRER, aged 33 years, and 5 days. Her maiden name was Yoder; formerly of Medina co., Ohio. She leaves a mourning husband and several children. A few weeks before her departure she desired to partake once more of the Lord's Supper, and we have reason to believe that she has only gone before, to the rest which remaineth for the people of God. What a comfort to those who mourn for their friends, when they can feel that they have peace with God.
June 13th, in Polo, Ogle co., Ill., Bro. BENJAMIN BRUBAKER, aged 74 years, 4 months and 10 days. He was a member of the Mennonite Church for nearly 50 years, was much respected by all who knew him. Buried on the 15th at Pine Run, followed by a large concourse of friends and relatives. Funeral discourse by H. Nice and C. C. Beery from 2 Cor. 5:1, 2.
Transcribed by Ruth Schrock, Indiana