Herald of Truth Obituaries - May, 1874

Herald of Truth - Volume XI, Number 5 - May 1874 ­ page 94, 95

April 17th, in Fairfield co., Ohio, DANIEL SCHLABACH, aged 61 years, 1 month, and 21 days. He was a member of the Amish Mennonite Church. Funeral discourses by Jonathan Zook and Jacob Good, from Rev. 14 : 13.

April 17th, near Mattawana, Mifflin co., Pa., VERONICA ZOOK, wife of Shem Zook, aged 70 years, 2 months, and 3 days. Through several years of increasing infirmity she never complained, but quietly and submissively yielded to the will of her heavenly Father. It seemed to be her prayer that she would not have to linger in helplessness, and her prayer was granted, for she was able to go about and attend to light household duties until within an hour of her departure. For many months she seemed as one who had "set her house in order" and was daily expecting to be called away. She was a faithful mother, a kind neighbor, and an earnest and charitable member of the church.

March 26th, in Cambria co., Pa., Sister LYDIA, wife of Henry EASH, and daughter of David Yoder, aged 26 years, 11 months, and 23 days. On the 28th her remains were buried in her father's family grave-yard. She leaves a bereaved husband and five small children to mourn their loss. Appropriate remarks were made by Samuel Blough from 1 Peter 1:23, 24.

March 24th, at the residence of her son-in-law, John Kedy, in Rapho township, Lancaster co., Pa., Sister MOLLIE STONER, widow of the late David Stoner, aged 75 years, 1 month, and 18 days. Funeral services by the brethren Henry Engel, Henry Shenk, and J. M. Brubach

April 10th, in St. Joseph co., Ind., of Consumption, JOHN W. LONGNECKER, aged 36 years, 6 months, and 16 days. During his sickness he became alarmed about his future welfare and prayed to God that he would create within him a clean heart, and acknowledged that he had received the same-that his sins were forgiven-when he united himself with the M. E. Church. He bore his sickness with Christian fortitude and was perfectly resigned to the will of his heavenly Father. When the time of his departure drew nigh he exclaimed in the language of one of old, "Lord Jesus receive my spirit." Then raising his feeble hand he said to his weeping father, brothers and sisters, "Good by: I am going to Jesus." We believe he died in the triumph of a living faith in God and has gone to that heavenly land where we may meet him again. "Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like his!" Buried on the 12th, at Shaum's burying-ground. A long concourse of relatives and friends followed his remains to the grave. Discourse from 1 Thess. 4 : 13.

January 15th, in Conoy township, Lancaster co., Pa., after a short sickness, Bro. AMOS EBERSOLE, son of Pre. Daniel Ebersole, aged 25 years, 1 month, and 25 days. He leaves a wife and two children to mourn his early death. May God comfort the distressed family. Bro. Ebersole was an earnest and affectionate member of the Mennonite Church. His mortal remains were conveyed to the grave on the 19th. Discourse from Philippians 1 : 21.

January 27th in West Donegal township, Lancaster co., Pa., after a lingering illness, Bro. PHILLIP DIFFENDERFER, aged 84 years, 3 months, and 1 day. He was a faithful brother in the Mennonite Church. He leaves a crippled but affectionate wife to mourn her loss.

February 1st, in Lebanon co., Pa., Bro. JOHN FOLTZ, aged 67 years, 4 months, and 16 days. He was highly esteemed, having won friends wherever he was.

February 2nd, near Lancaster City, Lancaster co., Pa., after enduring many afflictions, Sister (widow) CATHARINE ROHRER, aged 87 years and 7 months. She often wished to leave this world. Funeral at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Simon Reist.

February 6th, in Lancaster City, Pa., suddenly, PETER GREIDER, aged 51 years, 3 months, and 12 days.

February 9th, in West Hempfield township, Lancaster co., Pa., after a short illness, ELLA S., only child of Levi S. and Mary GINGRICH, aged 3 months and 9 days. May its early death be the means of drawing the parents' hearts to Jesus.

February 24th, in Mt. Joy township, Lancaster co., Pa., youngest child of Martin and Mary RISSER, aged 10 months and 14 days.

February 24th, in West Hempfield township, Lancaster co., Pa., after several years suffering of Rheumatism and Dropsy, HENRY S., youngest child of Bro. Christian and Sister Fanny GINGRICH, aged 6 years, 4 months, and 24 days. Buried on the 27th. Discourse from Phil. 1:21.

February 25th, in West Hempfield, Lancaster co., Pa., Mrs. BARBARA LUTZ (widow), aged 36 years and 6 months.

March 8th, in Salunga, Lancaster co., Pa., MARIA E. SPICKLER, aged 8 years, 10 months, and 27 days. This little girl was very delicate nearly her whole life, when the fever, which attacted her, terminated fatally in a few days.

[Transcriber's Note: Attacted transcribed as written.]

March 24th, in Rapho township, Lancaster co., Pa., at the residence of her son-in-law, John Kready, after several months sickness, Sister (widow) MAGDALENA STONER, aged 75 years, 1 month, and 9 days. She was a peaceable and faithful member of the Mennonite Church. Buried on the 28th.

April 5th, near Peabody, Marion co., Kan., ELISABETH, wife of Pre John EVERS, late of Rockingham co., Va., aged 34 years, 11 months, and 28 days. She was specially anxious to leave their old home in Virginia and come where his labors were more needful; but they had been here only one month when she was called away to her eternal home, leaving a sorely afflicted husband and six children to mourn their loss. She was a faithful sister in the church and departed in a full hope of a blessed immortality, being sick only about two weeks. May the Lord stand by the afflicted ones. "He has wounded and he only can heal."

March 22nd, near Morgantown, Pa., of Apoplexy and infirmity of age, CHRISTIANA, widow of Henry ZOOK, aged 72 years, 6 months, and 2 days. She was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite Church; was helpless a considerable time, but bore her afflictions with patience and christian fortitude. Funeral discourses by Daniel Mast and Gideon Stoltzfus, from Rev. 14: 12, 13.

April 15th, near Elkhart, Elkhart co., Ind., after a brief illness, Sister VERONICA F. RESSLER, a faithful and beloved member of the Mennonite Church, and we believe that she is now safe within the fold of Christ, where there are no more tears nor sorrow, but where all is love, joy and peace. A bereaved husband and two small children are left to mourn their loss. Buried on the 17th, in the presence of a large concourse of relatives and friends. Discourses by the brethren C. Christophel, J. Culbertson, and H. Shaum, from Matt. 24:44.
Sister thou was mild and lovely,
Gentle as the summer breeze;
Pleasant as the air of evening,
When it floats among the trees.

Peaceful by thy silent slumber,
Peaceful in the grave so low;
Thou no more wilt join our number,
Thou no more our songs shalt know.

March 2nd, near Peabody, Marion co., Kan., of Typhoid fever, ANNA MARY, daughter of Bro. Henry HORNBERGER, late of Lebanon co., Pa., aged 15 years, 6 months, and 15 days. Though she was here but a short time she had gained many friends who bewail her sudden departure; and though she is greatly missed and many tears were shed over her grave, yet we believe our loss is her eternal gain, as she gave evidence of having made her peace with God.

March 27th, in Marion co., Kan., of Lung fever, HENRY G., infant son of Henry G. BRUNK, aged 3 months and 27 days.
"It is well with the child, it is well,
And he is now freed from his pain;
Ah yes! with the child it is well,
In heav'n you may meet him again."

March 23rd, in Wayne, co., Ohio, of Heart disease, JOSEPH TROYER, aged 47 years, 5 months, and 6 days. He was at work in the mill with his two sons, with which there was something wrong. He told one of the sons to stop the engine, after which he fell and in a few moments expired. He was a faithful member of the River Brethren Church. Leaves a wife, four children, an aged father and mother, four brothers and five sisters to mourn their loss.
"Farewell my wife and children dear,
I am not dead, but sleeping here;
Prepare for death, for die you must,
And with me slumber in the dust."

March 28th, in Wayne co., Ohio, of Typhoid fever, JEREMIAH, only son of Jacob and Magdalena MILLER, aged 20 years, 9 months, and 24 days. Discourses by J. K. Yoder in German, from Ps. 90:12, and J. B. Shoemaker in English, from John 3:16.

April 10th, at Millgrove, Wood co., Ohio, with Erysipelas, JOHN LEGRON, Jr., aged 44 years, 4 months, and 14 days. He suffered much during his sickness, which he bore with great patience. Professed religion about a year ago, when he was baptized and united with the Winebrennarian Church. He acknowledged a willingness to die, and gave evidence that all was well. Buried on the 12th. Services by Rev. Smith from Rev. 14:13.

On the 14th of March, in Green co., Ohio, Bro. HENRY HUBER, aged 68 years, 8 months, and 15 days. He was a minister of the gospel, and an exemplary Christian. Discourse from 2 Tim. 4:1-8.

On the 24th of March, in the same vicinity, JOHN W. KENDIG, aged 3 months, and 13 days. Remarks from Matt. 18:1-5.

On the 10th of April, of Consumption, ANGELINE, wife of Franklin SULZBACH, aged 25 years, 10 months, and 3 days. Remarks were made from Matt. 24:42-46.
"We have carefully folded her cold white, hands,
Lovingly over her breast;
We have pressed the cold lips forevermore closed,
And laid her down gently to rest.

We have laid her to rest with a void in our breast,
In anguish wept over her tomb;
Yet we could not recall her where earth's chilling winds,
Blight the flowers in their earliest bloom.

We would not recall her, Ah, no! she has gone,
Where life's surges can trouble no more,
To that beautiful home in the land of the blest,
On that beautiful shining shore.

For we know there is a home in the Father's house,
A home for us all in the skies;
And we hope that the one we loved so well
Has gained that happy home - Paradise;"

April 9th, in Haw Patch, Noble co., Ind., LYDIA, wife of Jacob MILLER, and daughter of Joseph and Leah Wanner, aged 28 years, 8 months, and 6 days. She was buried on the 11th, in the presence of a large number of friends. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. Funeral remarks were made by Isaac Schmucker, from 2 Tim. 4:6-8, in German, and David Hochstettler, from Matt. 24:44, in English. The deceased leaves a kind husband and two children, a daughter and a son. On the 12th, at three o'clock in the morning, the son died also, and was buried on that afternoon. Remarks were made by Isaac Schmucker, from Matt. 18:4, 5.

March 31st, in Elkhart co., Ind., DANIEL MARION, son of Jacob and Catharine LONG, aged 11 months, and 29 days. Funeral sermon by H. Shaum, from Matt. 19:14.
Ye who have mourned when the sweet flowers were taken,
When the ripe fruit fell richly to the ground,
When loved ones slept in brighter homes to waken,
Where now their brows with spirit-wreathes are crowned.

April 3rd, in Mexico, Juniata co., Pa., DAVID P. KURTZ, aged 32 years, 9 months, and 7 days.

April 4th, in New Britian, Bucks co., Pa., HANNAH DELP, at the advanced age of 93 years, 3 months, and 20 days. Services by J. Haldeman and Isaac Rickert.

[Transcriber's Note: New Britian transcribed as written.]

April 17th, in Whiteside co., Ill., JOHN J. BYERS, aged 29 years, 10 months, and 29 days. He was a member of the Mennonite Church, and leaves a wife and two children. Services by Henry Nice and C. C. Beery, from 2 Kings 10:1, and Matt. 24:14.

February 10th, in Fairview, Montgomery co., Pa., NATHAN CUSTER, aged 82 years, 7 months, and 10 days. Services by _____ Rodenbauch and J. M. Haldeman.

March 13th, in Montgomery co., Pa., BARBARA WIREMAN, aged 74 years. Services by Jacob Loux and J. M Haldeman.

March 10th, in Warrington, Bucks co., Pa., CHRISTIAN S. LOUX, aged 82 years, 10 months, and 8 days. Services by Wm. Yerrick and J. M. Haldeman.

March 24th, in Plumstead, Bucks co., Pa., WILLIAM, son of William and Anna GROSS, aged 8 months. Services by J. M. Haldeman and Isaac Rickert.

Transcribed by Ruth Schrock, Indiana

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