Herald of Truth Obituaries - April, 1878

Herald of Truth - Volume XV, Number 4 - April 1878, pages 70, 71 and 72

MYERS.-A SAD AND FATAL ACCIDENT.-As Alpheus Myers of Summit Co., Ohio, was about to get on the Atlantic & Great Western train, at Wadsworth, in Medina Co., on Friday morning, March the 1st, for the purpose of going on a business trip to the West, he was struck by a train coming from the West and instantly killed. He left home early in the morning and came on foot to Wadsworth a distance of about four miles, and was conversing with a friend near the door of the passenger-house, when he saw the train on which he desired to go, beginning to move. He stepped forward without any apparent alarm or excitement, to cross the vacant track between the platform and his train, obliquely, with his back rather towards the incoming train, so that he probably did not notice the danger, when the cowcatcher struck him down and that largest part of the train passed over his body, cutting it nearly in two across the chest. He was buried on Sunday following, where a large number of relatives and friends gathered to pay the last tribute of respect to his memory. He was buried in the Mennonite grave-yard, where services were conducted by Ephraim Hunsberger and I. Good. He leaves a bereaved widow and six children, besides an aged mother, brothers and sisters and many friends to mourn his sad and sudden departure. It is a severe stroke for the sorrowing family, but it is God that has bereaved them, and we know that what God does is well done. May the Lord give them grace to bear it all in meek submission to his will.

MAST.-March 12th, in Holmes Co., Ohio, _____ wife of Jacob E. MAST. Buried on the 14th, in the presence of a large number of friends and neighbors. The deceased was a beloved sister of the Amish Mennonite Church, and was faithful unto death. Funeral services by Christian Yoder and David Troyer, from John 5:21-30; 1 Cor. 15:42-58.

FUNK.-Feb 22nd, in Lincoln Co., Canada, of dropsy, MICHAEL FUNK, aged 84 years, 6 months and 22 days. He was buried at Moyer's Meeting-house on the 24th. Funeral services were conducted by _____ Umbach, from Isaiah 31:1. "Set thine house in order, for thou shalt die and not live."

MOYER.-Feb. 12th, in Lincoln Co., Canada, Samuel H. Moyer found his step-mother dead on the floor in her kitchen. She was in usual health and had dressed to go out, and could not have been more than an hour out when she was found. Her maiden name was MOYER. She was born in Pennsylvania; she was the third wife of Samuel F. Moyer. Her first husband's name was Hunsberger. She was buried at Moyer's Meeting-house. Funeral services by A. R. Hunsberger from Matt. 24:44.


Transcriber's note: "The 1st MOYER obituary (above) is for an unnamed lady, MOYER, step-mother to Samuel H. MOYER. It has a little handwritten arrow next to it.

The 2nd MOYER obituary, three paragraphs later, (below) is two lines about the death of Susan MOYER, widow of Samuel T. Moyer. It also has a little hand-written arrow next to it.

It seems as if someone may have been trying to indicate that these two are the same person

Next month, in May, we have a correction. It says "In the death notice of S. F. Moyer's step-mother, it should read: third wife of Saml. T. instead of S. F. Moyer. The preachers name is A. K. Honsberger".

I'm not sure what to make of all this; the step-son is either Samuel H. or S. F. The father is pretty clearly Samuel T.".
SCHMUCKER.-Dec. 6th, 1877, SARAH, daughter of Joseph and Anna SCHMUCKER, aged 16 years, 1 month and 4 days. Sarah was naturally an affectionate, intelligent and dutiful daughter. Several days previous to her death, she made a profession of her faith in Christ, and requested to be baptized, and during her illness gave evidence that she loved the Lord. Funeral services at Salem Chapel were conducted by David Morrell and P. W. Crane. A little time on earth she spent Till God for his angels sent, And then on time he closed his eyes, To wake in glory in the skies.

CAMP.-Feb. 16th, in DeKalb Co., Ind., MANIAS, son of Daniel and Mary CAMP, aged 4 months and 6 days. Services by J. Coyle, from Matt. 18:3.

PENNER.-Feb. 19th, in the vicinity of Beatrice, Nebraska, of dropsy, Bishop GERHARD PENNER at an advanced age. He bore his severe sufferings with patience, and it was to him a continual source of joy to think, that he remained faithful to his Lord and Master, in faithfully following the teachings of the gospel of peace, and that he chose rather to leave his home and emigrate to America than to expose his grand-children to the temptations which surrounded them in Europe. His three sons being just past the age in which they are required to do military service.

MOYER.-SUSAN MOYER, widow of Samuel T. Moyer, aged 73 years, 6 months and 15 days.

BEACHTEL.-Feb. 19th, in Huron Co., Ont., of consumption, from which he suffered about a year, Bro. MOSES son of Wm. BEACHTEL, aged 16 years, 7 mos. and 29 days. About two months before his death, he was led to see his condition, and sought the Savior. He was received into the church by baptism. He exhorted his young friends to come to Jesus, and forsake the vain and sinful things of the world.

HILDEBRAND.-Feb. 13th 1878 in Huntington Co., Ind., Sister SUSANNA HILDEBRAND, aged 85 years, 4 mos. and 27 days. Her husband Bro. HENRY HILDEBRAND died June 14th 1860, aged 70 years, 1 month and 1 day. Her funeral was preached by John Bowman, of the Tunker Church. They were both born in Augusta Co., Va., were both members of the Mennonite Church, and once worshiped at Hildebrand's Meeting-house in Virginia. They moved to Ohio, in the fall of 1823, and from there to Indiana in 1837. Since then they have never lived near a congregation of their own denomination, but attended the Tunker Church as often as convenient. They leave three sons and four daughters all of whom have made a profession of faith. While we sincerely mourn their departure, we mourn not as those who have no hope.

BLOSSER.-March 3rd, in Mahoning Co., Ohio, of lung fever, HOMER, youngest son of Noah and Mary BLOSSER, aged 3 years less 1 day. Services by Jacob Kolb and Jos. Bixler.

DRIVER.-March 7th, in Mt. Clinton, Rockingham Co., Va., of intermittent fever and measles, ELIZABETH CATHARINE, daughter of Pre. Joseph and Fanny DRIVER, aged 3 years, 11 months and 13 days. Young as she was, she seemed conscious of approaching death, and during the latter stages of her illness, was frequently heard repeating the words: "One drop of thy blood" an expression of her confidence in the Savior. Funeral services by Samuel Shank and Daniel Heatwole, from Matt. 12,13.

BURKHOLDER.-March 11th, in Rockingham Co., Va., POLLY, wife of Peter BURKHOLDER, aged 72 years, and 4 days. Funeral sermon by Joseph Driver and Daniel Heatwole, from Jn. 5:28,29.

BEIGHT.-March 15th, in Henry Co., Iowa, of typhoid fever, DAVID, son of Jonas and Dena BEIGHT, aged 21 years, 5 months and 22 days. A short time previous to his death he desired to be baptized, which was done by the Amish Mennonite brethren. Afterward he thanked the Lord for his kindness and mercy, that he called him to repentance, and gave him time on his death-bed to prepare to meet his Savior in peace. He embraced his parents, brothers and sisters, and exhorted them to lead holy loves so as to meet him in heaven. Buried the 12th, in Summers' graveyard in Washington Co., in the presence of many. Services by John W. Gunden and Joseph Schloegel, from John 11:21-26.

Transcriber's note: typed as printed: David BEIGHT died "March 15th" ... buried "the 12th".

WEIDMAN.-March 17th, near Milnesville, Waterloo Co., Ont., ABRAHAM WEIDMAN. He had been sick some ten months.

BLOSSER.-March 31st, in Elkhart Co., Ind., of consumption, Bro. TOBIAS BLOSSER, aged 39 years, 2 mos. and 11 days. He was buried April 2nd, at Shaum's burying-ground. Funeral services were conducted by Jacob Beutler, Henry Shaum, Michael Shenk and J. F. Funk, from 1 Tim. 5:6,7, and Ps. 119:75. He leaves a deeply afflicted widow and seven children to mourn his early departure, yet he left the testimony that we need not mourn as those who have no hope, but that our loss is his eternal gain.

FRETZ.-March 26th, in Lincoln Co., Canada, of consumption, DAVID FRETZ, aged 40 years and 21 days. He died in a living faith. He leaves a wife and seven children to mourn their loss. He was buried at Moyer's Meeting-house on the 28th. Services by A. K. Hunsberger, from 1 Thess. 4:8, and Rev. 14:13. He bore his sufferings with patience and Christian fortitude.

SAUDERS.-March 27th, in Salisbury Tp., Lancaster Co., Pa., of bilious colic, and congestion of the bowels, Bro. HENRY SAUDERS, aged 52 years, 3 mos. and 3 days. He leaves a bereaved wife and four children to mourn their loss, but we hope their loss will be his everlasting gain.

DELLINGER.-Feb. 21st. near Sporting Hill, Lancaster Co., Pa., SUSAN K. DELLINGER, daughter of Bro. Henry and Sister Dellinger, aged 15 years and 5 months. Funeral on the 25th. Text: Job 19:25.

HERR.-Feb. 27th, near Millersville, Lancaster Co., Pa., of old age, Sister SUSAN HERR, relict of Eld. David Herr, deceased, aged 86 years, 1 month and 6 days. Funeral on the 1st of March. Text: 2 Cor. 5:1-10. Buried in the family graveyard. Sister Herr was a faithful member of the church. She died in the full assurance of faith. She had a strong desire to depart.

WENGER.-Feb. 28th, three miles North of Manheim, Lancaster Co., Pa., Bro. CHRISTIAN WENGER, aged 78 years, 4 months and 14 days. Funeral on the 4th of March. Text: Heb. 4:9-10. Buried at Hernley's Meeting-house.

SNYDER.-March 1st, near Manheim, Lancaster Co., Pa., of Cancer, Sister MARY SNYDER, aged 76 years, 9 months and 21 days. Funeral on the 4th. Text: Rom. 6:7. Buried at Kauffman's Meeting-house.

HOLZWORTH.-March 20th, in Petersburg, Lancaster Co., Pa., suddenly, ANDREW HOLZWORTH, aged 80 years, 2 months and 3 days. Funeral on the 23rd. Text: Matt. 24:44.

STRINE.-March 21st, near Columbia, Lancaster Co., Pa., Mrs. ALICE W. STRINE, aged 20 years 6 mos. 11 days. Funeral on the 23rd. Text: Heb. 9:27,28.

HERR.--March 22nd, in Manheim, Lancaster Co., Pa., of dropsy of the heart, Sister MARY HERR, wife of Bro. C. Herr, and daughter of Bishop Moseman, aged 43 years, 10 months and 18 days. Funeral on the 24th. Text: John 17:24. Buried at Hernley's Meeting-house.

Transcribed by: Nancy Regan, Wasington

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