Herald of Truth - Volume XII, Number 11 - November 1875 Page 190, 191
July 15th, in Dickersonville, Niagara Co., N. Y., of dropsy of the heart, CHRISTIAN SMITT, aged 72 years, 7 months and 26 days. This aged man suffered much for the last six months. He was blind, and lost all of his senses. For ten years he was deaf. He bore all his afflictions with Christian fortitude, and prayed that God would call him from earth away. He died on Thursday, and on the Sunday previous, his hearing and sight returned. He leaves a widow and five children to mourn their loss. His remains were followed to Leib's burying-ground by a large concourse of people, on which occasion appropriate remarks were made by Pre. John Lapp and Shelden C. Townsend.
July 23rd, in Hay, Huron Co., Ontario, MARY ANN WHITEMAN, wife of Jacob Whiteman, aged 63 years, 4 months and 12 days. She suffered severely over nine years, during which time she was almost helpless.
August 5th, near Carlisle, Cumberland, Co., Pa., RICHARD C., son of Samuel and Florence HERTZLER, aged 1 month and 13 days.
August 31st, near Carlisle, Cumberland Co., Pa., FRANKLIN H., son of Abraham and Barbara STRICKLER, aged 9 months and 20 days.
Sept. 2nd, in Summerdale, Ontario, of cholera infantum, JOHN, infant son of Alexander and Sarah McTAGGART, aged six months.
In sickness I watched my babe
And wept by his cradle's side,
Tell the angel did visit
My darling, and lo! He died.
And now he smiles in heaven-
The babe I so dearly loved:
Lord, teach me how to live that
I may meet my child above.
September 4th, in Bedminster, Bucks Co., Pa., PHILIP KRATZ, aged 85 years, 9 months and 15 days. Buried at the Brick meeting house, Deep Run.
September 11th, in Beaver Tp., Mahoning Co., Ohio, ALPHA, son of Isaac and Catherine ROHRER, aged about 9 months. Services by P. Basinger and J. Kolp.
September 22nd, in Allen Co., Ohio, of Dropsy, Sister ELIZABETH BOWMAN, aged about 57 years. Buried the 24th. Services by the brethren J. M. and C. B. Brenneman.
September 24th, in Livingston Co., Ill., ANNETTE, daughter of Joseph and ____SCHROCK, aged three months and 24 days. Funeral discourse by B. F. Hamilton and H. L. Shelly.
On the 4th, of October, in Marshall Co., Ind., of Rheumatic
neuralgia, RACHAEL, wife of
William OVERHOLT*, aged 63
months and 28 days. Sister Overholt was in her usual health until
the previous evening, when she began to complain of pains in the
arms, shoulders and chest, from which she suffered severely, and
before the dawn her spirit took its flight to the eternal world.
She was buried at Yellow Creek Meeting House, in Elkhart County,
on the 5th. Funeral services by J. M. and Christian Christophel
and J. F. Funk.
*Research note: Tombstone shows death year as 1876 - clearly wrong as this was printed in the 1975 issue of H.O.T. as transcribed and rechecked. - TLM
In Elkhart, on the 3rd of Oct., of Croup. CLARA E., daughter of William and Rachael HELM, aged 2 years, 1 month and 11 days. Buried on the 4th, at Shaum's burying-ground. Services by J. F. Funk. Little Clara is only gone to her better home above.
On the 30th of September, in Elkhart Co., Ind., ANNA*, widow
of the late John WELTY, aged
70 years, 2 months and 9 days. She
had been visiting her sick daughter, when disease laid its hand
on her and soon bore its victim away. She was buried at Shaum's
burying-ground. Services by J. M. Culbertson, J.A. Beutler and
J. F. Funk. She was followed to her grave by a large concourse
of friends and relatives. We trust she has gone in peace to reap
the reward of her labors.
Research note: Her maiden name was Kitch - tlm
October 6th, in Sugar Creek Tp., Wayne Co., Ohio, WILLIAM, son of David and Catharine HOFFSTETLER, aged 8 years, 5 months and 27 days. Buried the 8th, at the Sonnenberg burying-ground, on which occasion services were held by C. Steiner and C. Sommer. The boy fell under a wagon heavily laden with stones, which ran across his heart, and in fifteen minutes he was dead.
October 8th, in Sugar Creek Tp., Wayne co. (sic), Ohio, DAVID SCHWARTZ, aged 22 years, 4 months and 5 days. Services were held by C. Steiner and C. Sommer. The young man came to his death by falling from a hickory tree, from which he was getting nuts. He fell on his head which caused instant death.
October 20th, in Wayne Co., Ohio, of palsy, from which she suffered several weeks, Sister ANNA TSCHANTZ, widow, aged 76 years, 4 months and 20 days. Buried the 22nd, at the Sonnenberg burying-ground. Funeral services by C. Schneck.
October 12th, in Plumstead, Bucks Co., Pa., of typhoid fever, NATHAN MYERS, son of Henry Myers, aged 19 years, 4 months and 15 days. Buried the 15th at Deep Run. Services by Samuel Godshalk in English, and Isaac Myers in German
October 12th, in Bedminster, Bucks Co., Pa., after a short illness, POLLY FRETZ, widow of the late Enos Fretz, at an advanced age. Buried the 15th. The above two funerals were held on the same day and hour.
October 8th, in East Earl, Lancaster Co., Pa., FREDERICK MAST, aged 77 years, 9 months and 14 days.
October 15th, in East Earl, Lancaster Co., Pa., FRANCIS SENSENICH, aged 82 years, 5 months and 26 days.
October 10th, in Berlin, Canada, JOHN BRUBAKER, one of the first settlers in this section, aged 82 years and 3 days.
September 20th, in Logan Co., Ohio, ANDREW, son of D. D., and E. YODER, aged 7 months and 22 days.
"Life is a span, a fleeting hour;
How soon the vapor flies!
Man is a tender, transient flow'r,
That e'en in blooming dies."
September 22nd, near Lancaster City, Lancaster Co., Pa., after many years of affliction by rheumatism, Sister SUSAN BRUBACHER, widow of C. Brubacher, aged 66 years, 3 months and 8 days. Funeral on the 25th. Text, Rom. 4:25. Sister Brubacher was a faithful member in the church. Peace to her ashes.
September 24th, in Philadelphia, Suddenly (sic), BENJAMIN G. HIESTAND, aged 43 years, 2 months and 3 days. Funeral in Salunga, Lancaster Co., Pa., on the 27th. Text, Matt. 24:44. The deceased was getting ready for dinner, when called to dinner, he was found dead. Oh! How frail is man.
September 25th, near Silver Spring, Lancaster Co., Pa., after much suffering. Sister MARY WALTER, widow, aged 68 years and 20 days. Funeral on the 28th. Text, Psalm 34:19. Sister Walter was a faithful member in the church; She was a bright light. Her afflictions were many. Peace to her ashes.
September 30th, in Salunga Lancaster Co., Pa., after a short illness, ANNA HERSHEY, widow, aged 77 years and 24 days. Funeral on the 3rd of Oct. Text, Psalm 90:12. A large concourse of friends and relatives assembled to pay the last tribute of respect.
Oct. 3rd, near Manheim, Lancaster Co., Pa., WILLIE W., infant son of John M., and Amelia F. STRICKLER, aged 24 days. Funeral on the 5th. Text, Acts, 17:30, 31.
Oct. 7th, near Mount Joy, Lancaster Co., Pa., ERWIN N. GOODMAN, aged 1 year, 11 months and 22 days. Funeral on the 9th. Text, Job 14:1,2.
October 16th, on Sporting Hill, Lancaster Co., Pa., MARY SPOONHOVER, widow, aged 71 years 6 months. Funeral on the 19th. Text, Rom. 6:23.
October 25th, near Millersburg, Dauphin Co., Pa., Sister ELIZABETH BOWMAN, widow, aged 73 years, 1 month and 4 days. Funeral on the 28th, at Bowman's burying-ground, Dauphin Co. Text, Amos 4:12. Sister Bowman was only 8 months a widow. She was a consistent member of the church. May her example be regarded. Peace to her ashes.
Oct. 27th, in New Haven, Lancaster Co., Pa., Preacher CHRISTIAN BEKER, aged 76 years, 3 months and 22 days. Funeral in the 30th. Text, 2 Tim. 4:6-8. Brother Beker was a faithful Minister and Servant in the Lord's Vineyard. Peace to his ashes.
Transcribed by Donna Schrock Birkey, Illinois