Herald of Truth Obituaries - September, 1874

Herald of Truth - Volume XI, Number 9 - September 1874 - Pages 158-159


CORRECTION. - In the death notices in the August No. It reads Elizabeth, wife of Jacob High: it should be Joseph.

March 1st, in St. Joseph co., Ind., of Croup, MATILDA, daughter of John and Sarah SHUGAR, aged 1 month and 13 days. On account of the illness of the mother the services were postponed until the 9th of August, and then held by J. M. Culbertson, from 1 Chron. 29:15.

March 31st, in Salunga, Lancaster co., Pa., MARTHA ANN STAUFFER, daughter of Bro. Tobias Stauffer, aged 22 years, 1 month and 29 days. - Text - Deut. 32:29. A call to the young.

April 7th, near Litiz, Lancaster co., Pa., Bro. FERDINAND BURKHOLDER, aged 37 years and 3 days. He left a mourning wife and children - Funeral on the 10th at Hess' Meeting-house.

[Litiz transcribed as written.]

April 10th, of Palsy, near Rorherstown, Lancaster co., Pa., Sister ANNA DELLINGER, wife of Bro. Matthew Dellinger, aged 74 years and 11 months. Funeral on the 13th. Text-Rev. 22:12-14.

[Rorherstown transcribed as written.]

April 13th, near Litiz, Lancaster co., Pa., NANCY BRUBACHER, aged 34 years and 22 days. She remarked that she would die on the 13th. - Her parents thought it was merely imagination but she died in the evening. Funeral on the 16th. Text - Heb. 9:27, 28.

[Litiz transcribed as written.]

April 13th, near Manheim, Lancaster co., Pa., unexpectedly, ELIZABETH F. wife of Elias B. BOMBERGER and daughter of Bro. Daniel and Sis. Fanny Hamaker, aged 42 years, 1 month and 13 days. Funeral on the 16th. Text - Rev. 21:7. A solemn call.

April 25th, near Sporting Hill, Lancaster co., Pa., of Bronchitis, ANDREW WEIDMAN, aged 22 years, 11 months and 25 days. Funeral the 28th. Text - Lamentations, 3rd chapter.

April 27th, in East Hempfield, Lancaster co., Pa., JONAS C., son of Jonas L. and _____ NISSLEY, aged 3 years, 11 months and 11 days. Funeral on the 29th. Text - Acts 17:30, 31.

May 4th, near Landsville, Lancaster co., Pa., suddenly, HENRY K. DENHAM, aged 54 years, 6 months and 11 days. Funeral on the 6th. Text - Psalms 90:12.

May 9th, in Middletown, Dauphin co., Pa., Sister VERONICA BASSLER, aged 83 years, 3 months and 22 days. Funeral on the 12th. Text - Romans 6:7. She was buried at Bassler's Meeting house.

May 11th, in Coney Tp., Lancaster co., Pa., after six weeks sickness, borne with patience, Pre. DANIEL EBERSOLE, aged 53 years and 5 days. Bro. Ebersole was a faithful minister and a beloved brother in the church. Funeral on the 13th. Text - Luke 2:27-32. Peace to his ashes.

May 24th, near Shiremanstown, Cumberland co., Pa., after a lingering illness, Sister MARY, wife of Bro. Rudolph HERTZLER, aged 32 years, 9 months and 1 day. Funeral on the 27th.- Text - 1 Thess. 5:24.

June 3rd, in Elizabethtown, Lancsater co. Pa., suddenly, MAGGIE, daughter of Bro. J. D. and _____ EBERSOLE, aged 2 years, 3 months and 25 days. Funeral on the 5th. Text - 1 Peter, 1:24, 25.

[Lancsater transcribed as written.]

June 14th, near Marietta, Lancaster co., Pa., JOHN JACOB FRY, aged 27 years, 5 months and 24 days. Funeral on the 16th. Text - Heb. 9:27, 28.

June 16th, in Columbia, Lancaster co., Pa., EMELINE, wife of Geo. SPROUT, aged 20 years, 9 months and 12 days. Funeral on the 20th. - Text - Psalms 5:8. She lived with her husband only five weeks.

June 17th, at the residence of her son, in Lancaster City, Pa., Sister ELIZABETH ROHER, aged 78 years, 10 months and 19 days. Funeral on the 10th. Text - Phil. 1:21. Sister Roher was of a good and benevolent disposition.

June 18th, of Palsy, near Sporting Hill, Lancaster co., Pa., JOHN RORHER, Sen., aged 72 years, 4 months and 26 days. Funeral on the 21st. Text - Matt. 25:13.

June 27th, near Silver Springs, Lancaster co., Pa., ANNA GREIDER, wife of John Greider, aged 74 years, 11 months and 10 days. Funeral on the 29th. Text - John 5:25. Sister Greider suffered long and much. She wept much and siged for death.

[Siged transcribed as written.]

July 1st, in Juniata co., Pa., of a short illness, ELIZABETH MAST, aged 91 years, 3 months and 5 days. Services by Henry Yoder in English, and John Eash in German.

July 2nd, near Union Square, Rapho Tp., Lancaster co., Pa., FREDRICK GAUTZ, aged 85 years, 1 month and 15 days. Funerals on the 5th. Text - 2 Cor. 5:10.

July 5th, in Wayne county, Ohio, in childbed, CATHARINE HOSTETLER, wife of Jonathan Hostetler, and daughter of David and Anna Smucker, aged 32 years, 2 months and 3 days. She was a faithful Sister in the Amish Church. Her death was sudden and very unexpected; both mother and child were buried together. She leaves a bereaved husband and four children. Funeral services by J. K. Yoder in German, and Eli Yoder in English, from Rev. 16:15.

July 7th, near Manheim, Lancaster co., Pa., Bro. JOHN ERHART, aged 83 years, 9 months and 18 days. Funeral on the 10th. Text - Psalms 37;37.

July 10th, near Peter Horst's Mills, Lancaster co., Pa., JOHN HUMER, in his 60th year. Funeral on the 13th. Text - Heb. 9:27, 28.

July 10th, near Mastersonville, Lancaster co., Pa., after a lingering sickness of 36 weeks, JOHN BECKER, aged 80 years, 2 months and 12 days. Funeral on the 14th. Text - Rev. 14:13.

July 13th, near Rohrerstown, Lancaster co., Pa., HENRY CLAY HOGENDOBLER, aged 22 years, 3 months and 6 days. Funeral on the 16th. Text - Mark 12:28-31. A solemn call to the young.

July 27th, in Elkhart co., Ind., of lung fever, GEORGE, infant son of Samuel and Hattie BIXLER, aged 2 months and 23 days. Buried at Shaum's Meeting-house. Services by J. M. Culbertson from Mark 10:15.
I take these little lambs, said he,
And lay them in my breast;
Protection they shall find in me,
In me be ever blest.

I calmly in my Savior's arm,
Breathe my short life away;
And rise beyond the reach of harm,
From sin's destructive ways.

July 29th, in Elkhart co., Ind., at the residence of A. A. Holdeman, ELIZA WOLGEMUTH, aged 11 months. The parents but recently came from Russia and were sojourning here, when their little one took sick and died. Buried at Shaum's. Services by J. Beutler and J. F. Funk.

Aug. 1st, in Huntingdon co., Pa., of Passive cerebral congestion, ELIZABETH KING, wife of Chr. H. King, and daughter of D. and L. Detweiler, aged 33 years, 8 months and 16 days. Buried the 3rd in the presence of many relatives and friends. She leaves a bereaved husband and 3 children to mourn their loss. She was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite Church, an affectionate mother, was patient in her severe suffering, which continued ten days. Impressive remarks were made by David J Zug, from 2 Cor. 5.

Aug. 3rd, near Locke, Elkhart co., Ind., of Typhoid fever, Bro. JACOB D. COPPES, aged 59 years, 4 months and 26 days. Buried at Yellow Creek, on the 4th. Discourse by J. M. Christophel, and J. F. Funk, from Job 19:25-27. He leaves a deeply afflicted wife and children, and a large circle of friends to mourn their loss. Yet do they not mourn as those who have no hope, for we believe that our loss is his eternal gain. He was a faithful member of the church many years.

Aug. 6th, in Knox co., Tennessee, Sister LYDIA, daughter of Joel and Lavina DETWILER, aged 20 years, 11 months and 7 days. She was taken down with Typhoid fever nearly four weeks previous to her death, and suffered very much. She was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite Church, living up to its requirements as becomes a Christian. She expressed herself as being prepared to go where there is no suffering, sin nor sorrow, pain or death. Appropriate remarks were made on the occasion by John Stoltzfus, Sr., 1st Cor. 15: and part of the 7th of Rev. were read.

Aug. 8th, near Wakarusa, Elkhart co., Ind., JACOB A., infant son of Jacob A. and Caroline BEUTLER, aged 3 months and 16 days. Services by James Culbertson, in English and Christian Christophel and H. Shaum in German.

Aug. 11th, in Woodford co., Ill., of Dropsy of the heart, CHRISTIAN ERISMAN, aged 74 years, 4 months and 25 days. He leaves a bereaved wife and 15 children, who were all present before his death. Remarks suitable to the occasion were made by Joseph Stuckey, from 1 Peter 1:24. - Peace to his ashes.

Aug. 14th, in Whiteside co., Ill., of Cholera-morbus, of 15 days duration, Bro. JACOB K. EBERSOLE. Buried the 16th at the Sterling burying ground, in the presence of many friends and relatives. Appropriate remarks were made on the occasion in German by Henry Nice, and in English by Joseph Mayer, from Mark 13:35-37; Matt. 24:44.

Aug. 14th, in East Lampeter, Lancaster co., Pa., HETTIE ANN GROFF, wife of David B Groff, aged 21 years, 9 months and 3 days. She leaves a bereaved husband and infant son to mourn their loss. Services by Amos Herr and Hostetler, from Isaiah 4:6-8.
Farewell husband, God has called me,
Weep not for me when I am gone,
But prepare to meet me yonder,
When thy Christian course is run.

Farewell parents, I am going
Home to dwell with Christ above,
Where no pain nor sickness enters,
And where all is joy and love.

Transcribed by Ruth Schrock, Indiana

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