Herald of Truth Obituaries - June, 1877

Herald Of Truth - Volume XIV, Number 6 - June, 1877 pages 99, 100

Correction.--In the death notice of Brother Sanders, in the May No., his name should have been Daniel, and not David Sanders. We hope all will try to write names plainly.

March 28th, near Middletown, Dauphin co., Pa., after a sickness of a few weeks, Bishop NATHANIEL SHOPE, aged 61 yrs., 8 mos., and 6 days. Funeral on the 31st. Text: John 17:11. Buried at Shope's Meeting-house. A large number of people assembled to pay their last tribute of respect to the beloved brother. Bro. Shope was ordained to the ministry in 1858, and to the Bishopric in 1864. The family lost a kind and affectionate husband and father, and the Church a faithful pastor. May the Lord comfort the family.

April 7th, near Petersburg, Lancaster co., Pa., Sister REBECCA LANDIS, widow (formerly Sloat.) Aged 75 yrs., 9 mos., and 1 day. Funeral the 10th. Text: 2 Tim, 4:6--8.

April 22nd, in Manheim, Lancaster co., Pa., Mrs. MARY BERKHEISER, aged 70 yrs., 9 mos., and 8 days. Funeral, the 25th. Text: Rev. 7:16, 17.

April 24th, near Middletown, Dauphin co., Pa., SAMUEL MUMMA, aged 34 years, 7 mos., and 4 days. Funeral, the 27th. Text: Ps. 39:5,6.

April 26th, near Mastersonville, Lancaster co., Pa., of Consumption, MARY SNYDER, aged 49 yrs., 7 mos., and 10 days. Funeral the 29th. Text: Ps. 90:12.

April 27th, near Bachmansville, Lebanon co., Pa., of old age, Sister EVE GINGRICH, widow of Bishop Michael Gingrich, aged 80 yrs., 3 mos., and 11 days. Funeral, the 30th. Text: Rev. 14:13. A large concourse of friends and acquaintances met together to pay their last tribute of respect to the deceased. Sister Gingrich was an affectionate mother, a devout Christian, and bright, shining light. All her children, living, were present when she died. Peace to her ashes!

April 30th, in Rapho twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., LEVI H., son of Bro. Joseph and Sister --- GOOD., aged 15 yrs., 2 mos., and 12 days. Funeral, May 2nd. Text: Job 14: 5.

May 3rd, near Old Line, Lancaster co., Pa., JOHN K., son of John and --- BLECHER, aged, 3 yrs., 2 mos., and 21 days. Funeral, the 5th. Text: Mark 10:13--15.

May 5th, near Junction, Lancaster Co., Pa., Sister ANNA SHARER, aged 59 yrs., 5 mos., and 7 days. Funeral, the 8th. Text: Heb. 9:27,28.

May 9th, near Junction, Lancaster Co., Pa., EMMA N. STEHMAN, aged 2 yrs, 7 mos., and 22 days. Funeral, the 11th. Text: Mark 35:21--43.

May 9th, near Junction, Lancaster Co., Pa., ANNA SNAVELY, aged 1 month and 15 days. Funeral, the 11th. Text: Ps. 16:6.

April 2nd, near New Erection, Rockingham Co., Va., DAUGHTER of Fanny HEATWOLE, wid., aged, about 4 yrs. She was stringing her little brother's shoes, with a candle by her side; her clothes took fire: as there was no person in the house except the children, the little girl rushed towards the barn, where her mother had gone. After she had gone part of the way, she sank upon her knees, the flames streaming above her head. Nearly all the clothes were burned off her body. She died eighteen hours after. She spoke to her friends, and related the whole occurence with correctness, and seemed not to suffer pain in the least after the fire was extinguished. On this sad funeral occasion, words of comfort were spoken to the deeply afflicted family and friends by Wm. Y. Price and Jos. N. Driver. Thus the Good Shepherd, who does all things well, has taken another little lamb to live on Heavenly pastures.

April 6th, near New Erection, Rockingham Co., Va., of whooping-cough and measles, ANNA SALOME, daughter of John F., and Hannah GOOD, aged about one year. "Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me; for of such is the kingdom of heaven."

April 26th, in York co., Pa., SAMUEL, son of S. L. and Susan ROTH, aged, 2 yrs. and 4 mos. Services by Saml Moyer, and Jacob Hershey. Text: Math. 19:14.

Sleep, dear child, and take your rest.
God called you home;
He thought it best.

May 1st, in York co., Pa., Dr. C. S. PICKENS, a well known physician, formerly of this place for twenty-nine years. Aged 54 years, and 6 days. Services by preachers Aaron spengler and Dininger. Text: Jude. 21.

April 29th, near Mexico, Juniata Co., Pa., of Consumption, Sister MARY BENNER, aged 42 years, 8 monhts and 24 days. Buried at Lost Creek Church on May 2nd, followed by a large number of friends. She leaves a deeply afflicted husband, and six children to mourn their loss. Appropriate remarks were made by Jacob and Wm. Graybill. Text: Rev. 7: 16, 17.

April 24th, on Pretty Prairie, LaGrange co., Ind., JOHN, son of Saml. and Barbara YODER, aged, 1 year, 10 mos. and 5 days. Funeral services by Peter Long and Christian Werey, from Math. 19: 14.

April 7th, in Oxford co., Ont., JOHN, son of John and Nancy BOCK, aged 13 yrs., and 15 days.

April 28th, in McLean Co., Ill., DANIEL EYER, aged, 68 years. He leaves a wife and children to mourn their loss. Services by Joseph Stuckey.

April 24th, in Lancaster Co., Pa., ELISABETH NOLT, wife of Christian Nolt, aged, 44 years, 7 months, and 2 days.

April 28th, near Muddy Creek, in Lancaster Co., Pa., of Scarlet fever, BARBARA, 2 years, 2 months, and 23 days. May 1st, JOHN, 4 yrs, 2 mos, and 1 day. Both children of John H. HUBER. Both were interred at Hess' church, services were held by John R. Hess and C. Bomberger, from Luke 18: 14; Job 21: 21.

April 30th, in Applebachsville, Bucks Co., Pa., of Typhoid fever, ELISABETH, wife of Benj, HENDRICKS, aged 65 years, and 4 months. Sermon by Isaac Oberholtser. Text: "For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain."

May 2nd, at the residence of Henry Fly, in New Britian, Bucks Co., Pa., Bro. ABRAHAM SHADINGER, aged 83 yrs., 2 mos., and 6 days. He had been in feeble health for some time but died suddenly on the night of the 2nd, of paralysis. Samuel Godshall spoke in English at the house to a large number of friends and relatives, Isaac Overholt and Bro. Bechtel from Boyerstown, at the meeting-house in German from Isa. 57: 2.

Our father dear has gone to rest,
With all the holy and the blest:
He's gone to dwell in heaven above,
Where all is peace and joy and love.

May 9th, in Lagrange Co., Ind., caused by a fall from a barn, which he was taking down, SAMUEL LUPOLD, aged 51 years, 2 months and 11 days. The deceased was born in Bucks Co., Pa., and while young went with his father to Holmes Co., Ohio. He was married to a daughter of John and Sarah Sherley. In 1851 with his family he moved to LaGrange Co., where he resided until his death. He and his wife united with the German Baptist (Tunker) church in 1856, and shortly after he was appointed to the ministry, and was a faithful servant in his Master's vineyard. He labored faithfully, and did much in building up the church in his neighborhood. By his death, a wife lost an affectionate husband, a family of children, a kind father, and the church a safe counselor. The funeral services were conducted by Jacob Burkey, of Elkkart county. A large concourse of friends and relatives met to pay the last tribute of respect to the deceased. Text: Rev. 14:13.

May 5th, in Putnam Co., Ohio of Consumption, Bro. ABRAHAM FRY, aged 19 yrs, 3 mos., and 16 days. Bro. Fry had been afflicted for some time. And nearly a month previous to his death, he expressed a desire to make peace with his God, and desired baptism, which was granted unto him. Thus we hope he died in peace. Buried on the 5th. Services by G. Brenneman.

Grieve not for me, dear brother John,
Though we have been companions long;
Although we part, the thought is sweet,
That we in heaven again can meet.

May 7th, in Putnam Co., Ohio, of Lung fever, JOHN HENRY, son of John and Fanny FUNK, aged, 4 months, and 21 days. Services by G. Brenneman.

On the 2nd of May, in Elkhart, Elkhart Co., Ind., AUORA MAY, daughter of Adam and Lovina BRENNEMAN, aged 2 years, 7 months, and 14 days. Little Auora May had been afflicted with Whooping-cough, from the effects of which she was thrown in a spasm which ended her life. Services by J. G. Biddle and J. F. Funk.

"She's gone to join the cherub band,
Her pratling voice to raise,
And swell along God's holy land,
Glad notes of joy and praise.

Let hope's bright beams disperse the gloom
That fills the throbbing breast,
'Twas Jesus kindly bade her come,
Dear Auora is at rest."

May 1st, in Allen Co., Ohio of Consumption, Bro. FREDERICK W. MOLLANHAUR, aged 29 yrs., 7 mos., and 13 days. Buried the 3rd. Services by C. Kulp, J. M. and C. B. Brenneman, He was received into the Church, by baptism, about four months previous to his death. He expressed a desire to depart and be with Christ, if it be the Lord's will. He said, he thought he could say with Jesus, "Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit." He sank away while reading the Testament.

Transcribed by: Cheri Salz Illinois

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