Herald of Truth - Volume XIII, Number 2 - February 1876, Pages 30-31
Dec. 15th, near Lewisville, Stark Co., Ohio, after a lingering illness, and age, Bro. HENRY BAUGHMAN, aged 87 years, 2 months and 10 days. Buried the 17th. Services by Henry Walter of Columbiana Co.
Dec. 3rd, in Blenheim, Oxford Co., Ont., of dropsy of the heart, Sister SUSANNA CRESSMAN, aged 46 years. Services by the brethren Moses Bowman and Jacob Hallman, from Rev. 14:13.
Dec. 5th, in Lawrence Co., Pa., very suddenly of heart disease, Bro. JOHN MILLER, aged 58 years, 2 months and 8 days. He was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite church. Funeral services by Jonathan Lantz, from John 5:26.
Dec. 12th, in Stephenson Co., Ill., ABRAM MOYER, aged 41 years, 10 months and 9 days. The corpse was taken to Juniata Co., Pa., to his sister, Anna Holdeman, and buried the 23rd. Services by Samuel Winey, Thomas and Wm. Graybill.
Dec. 16th, in Clay Tp., Lancaster Co., Pa., LIZZIE, daughter of Samuel and Martha HESS, aged 12 years and 6 days. Buried at the Hammer Creek church.
Dec. 18th, in Owen Co., Ind., very suddenly, PETER CRAFT, aged 72 years, 9 months and 22 days. He leaves four children to mourn their loss. Interred in Funk's burying-ground.
Dec. 19th, in Lost Creek, Juniata Co., Pa., of inflammation of the bowels, Bro. JOHN SHELLY, aged 23 years, 2 months and 6 days. He bore his extreme sufferings with great patience. He leaves a deeply bereaved father, mother, brothers and sisters to mourn his departure. Sermon by Jacob and Thomas Graybill, and Andrew Basor, from Rev. 20:6.
Dec. 20th, in Juniata Co., Pa, of apoplexy, Sister NANCY KAUFFMAN, widow of David Kaufmann, dec'd, aged 83 years, and 12 days. She was confined to her bed for nearly two years. She has been a faithful sister, and left good evidence that she died happy. Sermon by Jacob S., Thomas, and William Graybill, from Rev. 7:16, 17.
Dec. 22nd, near Chatsworth, Livingston Co., Ill., of palsy, Sister MARY WERNER, born Shantz, aged 61 years, 11 months and 8 days. Buried the 24th, in the presence of many friends. She leaves a husband and 6 children to mourn their loss. Services by B. F. Hamilton, from Phill. 1:21. Peace to her ashes.
Dec. 22nd, in Lancaster Co., Pa., of inflammation of the bladder, Bro. PETER ZIMMERMAN, aged 78 years, 3 months and 22 days. Buried on Christmas. He leaves 5 children, and 34 grandchildren, to mourn their loss. Sermon by John Landis, and Emanuel Neuswanger. Text Psalm 145: 17-19.
Farewell, vain world, I'm going home,
My Savior smiles and bids me come;
Bright angels beckon me away,
To ssng [sic] God's praise in endless day.
Dec. 23rd, in Franconia Tp., Montgomery Co., Pa., of typhoid fever, ALLEN, son of John and Sarah DERSTEIN, aged 23 years, less 4 days. Buried the 26th at the Franconia Mennonite burying-ground. Services by Henry Nice, and Josiah Clemmer, from Ps. 103:15-17.
Dec. 28th, in Manheim Tp., Lancaster Co., Pa., A. A. KEELER, wife of John Keeler, aged 38 years, 2 months and 21 days.
Dec. 30th, in York Co., Pa., LIZZIE ROTH, daughter of S. L. Roth, aged 2 years, 7 months and 21 days. Services by Jacob Hershey, and Samuel Myers.
Parents dear, weep not for me,
Naught but pain had I to see;
Now I'm gone to rest above,
Where all is joy, and peace, and love.
Dec. 31st, in Plumstead, Bucks Co., Pa., PRESTON, only child of Henry W. and Eliza Ann WISMER, aged 2 months and 1 day. Buried at the old Deep Run burying-ground. Samuel Godscholk officiated.
Jan. 3rd, in Putnam Co., Ohio, of dropsy of the chest, ELIAS AMSTUTZ, aged 17 years, 4 months and 28 days. Appropriate remarks were made by John Musser and Peter Schumacher.
Jan. 3rd, in Waterloo, Ont., of dyspepsia, Sister LYDIA CRESSMAN, wife of Pre. Menno Cressman, aged 35 years, 4 months and 3 days. At times she had very severe pains, which she bore with Christian fortitude. Services by Geo. Smith and Jacob Hallman, from Philemon 21-24.
Jan. 11th, in Elkhart Co., Ind., of sore throat, CHARLES, son of Henry J., and Barbara ARNBRECHT, aged 2 years, and 5 months. Buried at Shaum's burying-ground. The family arrived here from Russia last fall. Little Charles is now at rest.
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Jan. 18th, in Maxon. Tp., Grundy Co., Ill., of inflammation of the stomach, widow LYDIA MOYER, aged 63 years, 11 months and 26 days. A large circle of friends followed her remains to the grave. Sermon by W. W. Wells.
Jan. 8th, near Bareville, Lancaster Co., Pa., after a protracted illness, MARY FRICK, widow of Ephraim Frick, aged 72 years, 5 months and 23 days.
Jan. 5th, in Wayne Co., Ohio, very suddenly, JOHN BURKHOLDER, aged 78 years, 5 months and 3 days.
Farewell, children, God has called me,
Weep not for me when I am gone;
Strive to meet me over yonder,
When you your Christian course have run.
Seek your soul's salvation early.
That when this life of yours has fled,
That we in heaven may meet again
There where no farewell tears are shed.
Transcribed by: Debbie Kapp, Pennsylvania