Herald of Truth Obituaries - August, 1877

Herald Of Truth - Volume XIV, Number 8 - August, 1877 page 133

May 13th, near Bainbridge, Lancaster Co., Pa., Sister LIZZIE MILLER, wife of Bro. Martin Miller, aged 23 years, 11 months and 25 days. Funeral on the 16th. Text: Rom 8: 18; and Ps. 34: 20. Sister Miller suffered extremely for 6 months with Scrofula, which she bore patiently. During her sickness many people visited her. Her case was loathsome. A neighbor woman visited her and witnessed the dressing of her sores, and feeling affected went out of the house for fresh air and was overcome by a faint, fell over the porch, striking her head against the stone with such force as to cause a fracture of the skull, causing her death in a few hours.

May 21st, near Manheim, Lancaster Co., Pa., CHRISTIAN P., infant son of Bro. Jacob B. and ---- REIST, aged 6 months and 29 days. Funeral on the 24th. Text: Mark 10: 14, 15.

May 27th, near Manheim, Lancaster Co., Pa., Bro. FREDERICK KOSER, aged 70 years and 3 months. Funeral on the 30th. Text: Isa. 55: 6, 7. Bro. Koser was a faithful member in the church.

June 6th, near Manheim, Lancaster Co., Pa., after a lingering illness, Bro. JOHN REIST sen., aged 72 years, 2 months and 20 days. Funeral on the 9th. Text: Job 16: 22; and 17: 1. A large concourse of friends and relatives assembled to pay the last tribute of respect.

June 9th, near Elizabethtown, Lancaster Co., Pa., of consumption, Sister LYDIA NISSLEY, wid, aged 45 years, 7 months and 22 days. Funeral the 12th. Text: Phil.1:21. Sister Nissley was a faithful member of our church.

June 11th, near Mountville, Lancaster Co., Pa., after a lingering sickness of dropsy--17 weeks, JACOB NEFF, aged 83 years, 5 months and 26 days. Funeral on the 14th. Text: Rom. 6: 23.

June 13th near Lancaster City, Pa., of palsy, Mrs. CATHARINE KAUFFMAN, aged 41 years, 6 months and 23 days. Funeral on the 16th. Text: John 9: 4.

June 19th, near Mount Joy, Lancaster Co., Pa., IRA H. infant son of Henry and Harriet BRENNEMAN, aged 2 years, 3 months, and 13 days. Funeral on the 22nd. Text: 1 Peter 1: 24,25.

June 25th, near Salunga, Lancaster Co., Pa., suddenly Sister ANNA, wife of Bro. Benjamin KAUFFMAN, aged 60 years, 5 months, 24 days. Funeral on the 28th. Text: Mark 13: 33-37. Sister Kauffman was a bright shining light.

July 2nd, in Elkhart Co., Ind. of hemorrhage of the lungs, Sister CATHARINE BLOCHER, widow, aged 77 years, and 9 months. Buried the 4th at Shaum's burying ground. Sister Blocher was a faithful member in the church for many years. The loss will be deeply felt but it is her eternal gain. Remarks by Christian Christophel, H. Shaum and J. M. Culbertson.

July 11th, at Little Rock, Arkansas, of congestion of the brain, HENRY WILSON, son of E. B. and Angeline KINDY, aged one year, 6 months and 12 days. Funeral service by Rev. A. Monk from Matt. 19: 14, 16. "Why should our tears in sorrow flow, When God recalls his own; And bid them leave a world of woe, For an immortal crown.
Then let our sorrows cease to flow,
God has recall'd his own;
And let our hearts in every woe,
Still say--"Thy will be done."

July 5th, in Adams Co., Neb., CORA ETTA, daughter of Samuel and Mary A. MARTIN, aged 3 months. Our dear little baby we once called our own, Now lies in the silent embrace of the tomb; And no more she is seen midst own little band, But we will meet her again in that better land.

July 18th, in Donegal, Lancaster Co., Pa., of a lingering illness, ANNIE MARY, daughter of Samuel and Annie BURKHOLDER, aged 2 years and 17 days. Buried at Kraybill's Meeting-house. Services by Peter Nissley and Jacob N. Brubaker, from Mark 10: 15.
O mourning parents, do not weep,
Your children are at rest;
The little lambs now gently sleep,
Their souls are truly blest.

Feb. 8th, in Salford Township, Montgomery Co., Pa., ELIZA FREED, wife of Jacob Freed, aged 45 years, 4 mo. and 6 days. She was the mother of 12 children, 3 of whom died before her. The loss falls heavily upon the bereaved husband, but we trust his loss is her eternal gain.

July 21st, in Lancaster Co., Pa., EMMA KATIE RHOADS, aged 1 year, 2 months, and 27 days. Services by A. Herr and J. F. Funk.

Transcribed by: Cheri Salz , Illinois


Died July 26th 1877, in Medina Co., Ohio, HENRY O. KINDING, aged 70 years, 1 month and 9 days, from cancer of the liver, after an illness of about six months. Funeral services by E. Hunsberger of Wadsworth in German, and Bonewell of Easton, Wayne Co., in English.
He was perfectly rational and spoke intelligibly until within a very short time before he calmly breathed his last. Although he was strongly attached to his family and friends, especially his bosom companion whose kindness and affections cheered and comforted him for nearly six years of his declining days, he peacefully resigned himself to his fate, as if concious of leaving a home of dear ones, to fly to another of greater bliss. He was a devout Christian and died as he lived with an implicit faith in Jesus as his Redeemer. A few days before he died, he took his oldest step-daughter by the hand and with pallid lips and feeble voice admonished her not to delay too long to come and meet him on the other shore and that he would help her over the troubled waters. He often said that Jesus was near and was helping him over. To his wife who was his dearest treasure on earth, he said that if she would hold out faithful he would come and help her safely over into the promised land.
Sometime before his departure he called his family and others to his bed-side and bade them a last farewell until he should meet them in that happy land where saints and angels dwell, and troubles and sorrows come no more. Thus with perfect peace of mind he left this vale of tears without a groan, to take up his abode in the realms of eternal bliss. He left behind him his second wife and was the father of nine children by his first wife. Had twenty-nine grand-children and three great-grand-children.
"Dearest father thou hast left us,
Here thy loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God that has bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal.

Yet again we hope to meet thee,
When the day of life is fled;
Then in heaven with joy to greet thee,
Where no farewell tear is shed."

Transcribed by Carolyn J. Lichti, Goshen, Indiana

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