Herald of Truth Obituaries - December, 1877

Herald Of Truth - Volume XIV, Number 12 - December, 1877, page 196, 197, 198

On Friday, Oct. 26th, we buried our beloved brother, SAMUEL LAPP, aged 74 years, 6 mos., and 29 days. He leaves a deeply bereaved wife and eleven children to mourn their loss. Two of his children were in eternity before him. His remaining children are all married except one daughter. Funeral services were conducted by Christian Snavely and Mathias Eby in German, and Joseph Sherk in English, from Phil. 1 :21.

Bro. Lapp had a stroke of palsy two years ago, by which his mind was somewhat affected. However, he visited to church, and remained with his children to the end. His death caused by constipation. Samuel Lapp and Bro. Martin Lapp, who died about two years ago, were the founders of our church here at Freeport.

Sunday, the 21st of October, I visited Bro. Lapp. He complained of his poverty and frailness, and thought, he found himself still behind the measure after which Paul strove. I admonished and comforted him with the counseling words of God, and endeavored to strengthen him in his last conflict. At my departure, he said with tears in his eyes, "You are now preparing for your journey home, and I find I too am on mine." There upon he desired the grace and mercy of God and prayed for a happy end in Jesus Christ. Amen. -------- Mathias Eby.


Oct. 19th, near White Oak Mills, Lancaster co., Pa., instantly, LIZZIE, infant of Anthony and Anna FAUSER, aged, one month and 22 days. Funeral on the 21st. Text: Psalm 16 : 6.

Oct. 18th, near Sporting Hill, Lancaster co., Pa Sister SARAH ANN ERISMAN, aged, 28 years, 10 months and 26 days. Funeral, 22nd; text : Jer. 31 : 3. Buried at Erisman's Meeting-house. Many relatives and friends gathered together to pay the last tribute of respect.

Oct. 28th, near Shiremanstown, Cumberland co., Pa., of typhoid fever, Pre. SAMUEL ZIMMERMAN, aged 67 years, 3 months and 14 days. Funeral on Nov. 1st. Text: Heb. 13 : 7. Buried at Slate Hill. A large number of friends and relatives assembled to attest their esteem for the beloved brother and minister. Bro. Zimmerman was a zealous laborer in God's heritage.

Oct. 28th, near Junction, Lancaster co., Pa., of apoplexy, JACOB SHERER, aged 61 years, 9 months and 5 days. Funeral on the 31st. Text: Psa. 50 : 1--6.

Nov. 8th, near Manheim, Lancaster Co., Pa., of typhoid fever, Sister FANNY, wife of Bro. Joseph B. BOMBERGER, aged 46 years, 3 months and 22 days. Funeral on the 12th. Text : 1 Thess. 4 : 13--18. Buried at Hernly's Meeting-house. A large circle of friends and relatives gathered together to pay the last tribute of respect. Sister Bomberger was a bright, shining light.

On the 2nd of November, in Elkhart co., Ind., of typhoid fever, Preacher MARTIN E. KREIDER, aged 38 years, 11 months and 13 days. He was buried on Sunday, Nov. 4th at Yellow Creek Meeting-house, followed by a very large number of relatives, neighbors and friends to his last resting place. Services were conducted by J. M. Christophel, John F. Frunk and others. Bro. Kreider had intended to accompany Bro. Buzzard on a trip to Canada. A few days before they were ready to start, he sent word that unless he felt better, he would not be able to go, that Bro. Buzzard should not wait for him, but if his health improved, in a few days he would follow. But he grew worse from day to day till death ended his sufferings. He remarked not long before he took sick that he felt as though his time in this world was short. He was a very zealous laborer in the vineyard, and a very earnest preacher. His time in the ministry was short, and his years were few, but we must all bear testimony that he gave us the best evidence of faithfulness, and though he is taken from us in his best years, we mourn not as those who have no hope. He, himself, selected his funeral text from Luke 23 : 28. "Weep not for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children.

Nov. 2nd, in Conemaugh Twp,, Somerset co., Pa., very suddenly, Bishop SAMUEL BLOUGH, aged 74 years, 6 months and 11 days. Bro. Blough was a faithful servant of the Lord, and bishop in the Mennonite Church. He was born in 1803, in the same county in which he died. In 1843 he was chosen to the ministry, and in 1850 or 51 he was ordained a bishop, which office he faithfully filled in preaching, exhortation, in ordaining ministers and deacons. The 28th of October--only five days previous to his death, in good health, he preached the last time, from Titus 2: 11, 12. The last three days he went with his wife visiting. The evening before his death he was engaged in reading late. At 4 o'clock in the morning he arose, made the fire and returned to bed, and shortly after, before his aged wife could render any assistance he was still in death. Buried the 4th, attended by many brethren and sisters, relatives and friends, who mourn his loss, but mourn not as those who have no hope. He lived with his wife over 52 years. He leaves a wife and 5 children. Funeral sermon by Peter A. Blough from Phil. 1: 21, and an exhortation by the aged minister Jacob Blough, and Samuel Blough. Peace to his remains. "He's gone! the spotless soul is gone, Triumphant, to his place above; The prison walls are broken down; The angels speed his swift remove, And, shouting on their wings he flies, And gains his rest in paradise.

On Oct. 13th, in Montgomery co., Pa., Bishop ABRAHAM WISMER, of Skippack Church, aged about 80 years. He was a faithful laborer in the vineyard of the Lord, and was diligent in his calling as long as he was able. Some years ago when the writer visited him, he said, "My only care now is to labor for the salvation of sinners." May his example inspire us all to zeal and faithfulness in our calling.

May 13th in Holmes co., Ohio, BENJAMIN J. MILLER, aged 64 years and 15 days. May 22nd, same place FANNY, wife of Daniel SCHWARTZENTRUBER, aged 32 years, 7 months and 18 days.

May 29th, same place, HENRY HARSHBERGER, aged 64 years, 10 months and 23 days.

Oct. 25th, in Rice co., Kans., JANE, daughter of Daniel and Anna NEUNSCHWANDER, aged 3 years, 7 months and 19 days.

Oct. 27th, in Fulton co., Ohio, of nerve fever, PETER YOST. Buried the 29th, in the Amish Mennonite burying-ground. He came from Russia two years ago. He leaves a poor widow with two small children, and no other kindred here. Services by --- Brill and E. Freyinberg, from 39th Psalm.

Sept. 16th, near McAllisterville, Juniata co., Pa., ANNA M., aged 9 years, 8 mos. and 9 days. Sept 21, ISAAC*, aged 9 years 8 mos. and 9 dys. Sept. 29th CHARLES, aged 7 years, 5 mos. and 12 dys. Children of George and Lizzie MARTIN, all died of diphtheria. Services by Wm. Graybill from Jer. 9 : 20.
*Correction in Jan 1878 issue: MARTIN.-CORRECTION.-In the notice, in Dec., of the death of Isaac, one of the children of George Martin, Sept. 21st, his age should have been 3 years, and 5 months, and not as stated.

JOSEPH SNYDER, aged 23 years, 11 months and 15 days. He came to his death by falling under the cars. He was a brakeman, and the accident occurred near Lewistown, Mifflin co. He was taken to the home of his parents near McAllisterville, Juniata, co., Pa., the 6th of November, and buried the 8th. Services by Wm. Graybill, from Mark. 13 : 37.

Oct. 20th, near Wakarusa, Elkhart co., Ind., Sister ANNA BROWN, aged 33 years and 22 days. She was sick several weeks, and during her affliction, she became concerned for the salvation of her soul. About a year ago she was convicted, but like many others, she put it off until laid on a bed of affliction when she began to pray, and called upon her friends and neighbors to pray for her. While visiting her, she said, she had found peace with God, and desired to be numbered with his children, and she was received into the Church. She admonished the family, comprising husband and six children, to meet her in the spirit world, where two of her children had gone. We sympathize with the afflicted family, but their loss we hope is her eternal gain. Buried on the 22nd at Shaum's. Services by Jacob a. Beutler and J. M. Culbertson, from Rom. 6 : 22.

Oct. 26th, in Chester co., Pa., suddenly, JOHN FUNK, aged 77 yrs., 3 mos. and 14 days. The day previous to his death, he went with his son to Pottstown. Funeral, the 29th; was largely attended. Services by Jacob Mensch, Henry Bower and David Burkholder, at the Coventry Meeting-house.

Nov. 3rd, near Mt. Sidney, Augusta co., Va., JOSEPH FRY, aged 73 years, 8 months and 29 days. He was a beloved brother in the Church about 45 years. He was a kind father, and leaves two children to mourn his departure. Services by Jacob Hildebrand, from John 5 : 24--30. 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.

Oct. 25th, in Augusta co., Va., of consumption, Sister CATHARINE GARBER. She suffered greatly the last few weeks of her life, but she was fully resigned to the will of God, and greatly desired to depart and go to Jesus. The writer enjoyed the privilege to be with her often, to read and pray with her, and comfort her in her affliction. She leaves a bereaved husband, parents, brothers and sisters to mourn her departure. Services at the house of her father by Jacob R. and Jacob Hildebrand, from 1 Thess. 4 : 13, and at the Brick Church, by Jacob Driver, from Job 14 : 14. "If a man die, shall he live again?"

Sept. 17th, near Wakarusa, Elkhart co., Ind., ALVIN W., son of Isaac and Margaret LUTZ, aged 12 years, 7 months and 3 days. His death was caused by falling from a hickory tree while gathering nuts. Buried at Shaum's the 19th. Services by J. M. Culbertson. Text: 1 Peter 1: 2--4.

Oct. 23rd, in Holmes co., Ohio of inflammation of the bowels, MAGDALENA, daughter of Joseph and Barbara Guengrich. Buried the 24th, followed by many persons to pay the last tribute of respect. She was a virtuous and faithful child to her parents, and did whatever was desired by them. She loved the truth, and to live and die in Christ. She bore her affliction with patience. A touching sermon was delivered by Moses J. Miller.

Nov. 8th, in Haldemand co., Ontario, of consumption, SALOME, wife of Freeman RITTENHOUSE, aged 23 years, 3 months and 21 days. Buried the 10th. Service by the brethren, Bernard Werner, Abraham High and Leonard Hoover.

Nov. 15th, at the same place, of consumption. Bro. SOLOMON HUNSBERGER, aged 25 years, 8 months and 26 days. Buried the 16th. Service by Bernard Werner, Abraham High and Leonard Hoover.

Nov. 14th, in Johnson co., Iowa, Bishop J. SCHWARZENTRUBER, of the Amish Church, aged 56 years, 4 months and 1 day. His death was caused by a cow pressing him against the trough very hard; as he had loosed most of them, one of them turned round and horned the cow he was loosening--with the above result. He was alone, but went to the house, and for a time was unable to speak. A physician was sent for, who found no bones broken, but inwardly very much injured. He lay in great pain until the 9th day, when the Lord released him from pain. He bore his affliction with great patience, and during the time, he admonished his family and friends with great earnestness. He was a son of Jacob Schwartzentruber, who was the first minister and bishop of the Church in Johnson county, and filled his office with fidelity until his end. Joseph was zealous in his duties, and filled is office with earnestness as did his father. He was buried the 15th, in the presence of a large assemblage of relatives and friends, at which opportunity, appropriate remarks were made by Peter Brenneman and Abner Yoder. He leaves a wife and nine children to mourn their loss. "Servant of God, well done! Thy glorious warfare's past; The battle's fought, the race is won, And thou art crowned at last."

Oct. 18th, in Somerset co., Pa., MAGDALENA KAUFMAN, wife of Solomon Kaufman, aged 81 years and 23 days. Sermon by M. B. Miller and Jonathan Hershberger, from John 5 : 24--29.

Nov. 7th, same place, very suddenly, CHRISTIAN SCHOETLER, aged 73 years, 3 months and 20 days. Forty-six years ago, he with his father and mother, and sister arrived at Baltimore, from Germany. One year thereafter, he married, and now leaves his wife and children to mourn their loss. He had been afflicted with heart disease for over a year, but had been reasonably well for some time. After retiring, he felt unwell, but not so as to alarm the family; still his wife did not intend to sleep, but as he was quiet, she fell asleep, and upon awakening at two o'clock he was dead. He was buried in the family grave-yard on the 9th. Sermon by M. B. miller and Jon Harshberger. Text: 2 Cor. 5:1--4.

June 25th, in Wood co., Ohio, Sister FANNY LEGRON, wife of John Legron, aged 74 years, 2 months and 25 days. Funeral services in German by Jacob Kempher, and by George Tyson in English, from Rev 14 ;: 13.

Nov. 17th, same place, Bro. JOHN LEGRON, aged 82 years, 2 months and 27 days. Buried the 18th. He leaves 7 children to mourn their loss. Services by Jacob Kempher and George Tyson, from Rev. 14 : 13.

May 11th, in Waterloo co., Ontario, of dropsy, Bro. ANDREW GROFF, aged 84 yrs., and 23 days. Buried the 13th in Martin's burying-ground.

June 23rd, in Berlin, Ontario, suddendly from the kick of a horse, WILLIAM MOYER, aged 67 years, 7 months and 26 days. Buried the 26th, in Eby's burying-ground .

Sept. 24th in Waterloo co., Ontario, of cancer, Sister LOUISA, wife of Jacob B. EBY, aged 47 years, 8 months and ---- days. Buried at Eby's burying-ground.

Sept. 17th, same place, of consumption, Bro. DAVID WEBER, aged 66 years, 2 months and -- days. Buried at Eby's the 20th.

Oct. 4th. same place, of dropsy of the heart, Bishop HENRY SCHANTZ, aged 72 years, 11 months and one day. Bro. Schantz served as minister four years, when he was ordained a bishop, which office he filled thirty-five years. Interred in Detweiler's grave-yard the 7th.

Nov. 18th, same place, ANNA CLEMMER, aged 22 years, 4 months and 23 days. Buried the 20th at Martin's.

Oct. 9th, in Bridgeport, Waterloo co., Ontario, Sister ANNA, wife of Bro. Elias EBY, aged 68 years, 2 months and 23 days. Buried the 11th, at Eby's.

Nov. 11th, in Woolwich, Ont., LYDIA, wife of J. B. BAUMAN, aged 69 years. Buried at Martin's the 13th.

Oct. 13th, near Shiremanstown, Cumberland Co., Pa., of consumption, Sister ELIZABETH MUSSEDMAN*, aged 24 years and 3 days. Funeral on the 16th. Text: Psalm 16 : 6. Buried at Slate Hill. A large concourse of friends and relatives assembled to pay the last tribute of respect.

Transcriber's note: maybe "Musselman" ???

Transcribed by: Cheri Salz, Illinois

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