Herald of Truth Obituaries - February, 1878

Herald of Truth - Volume XV, Number 2 - February 1878, pages 33, 34 and 35

FRYMIER.--FATAL ACCIDENT.-On the night of the 12th of January at the residence of William McGowen, in Locke Tp., Elkhart Co., Ind., HENRY FRYMIER, aged 18 years, 10 months and 5 days, was accidentally shot and instantly killed by the careless handling of a pistol in the hands of young Oberholtzer. Frymier, contrary to his mother's good counsel, went to a dance; and he with two others under the influence of liquor went out and away from the house a few rods, when Frymier drew his pistol from his pocket and handed it to the others; by some means it went off, the ball passing through his lungs. May this be a warning to all against carrying firearms, and above all going to such places, and partaking of the intoxicating bowl. And O, who can realize the feelings of that mother when she beheld the lifeless corpse of her son for the last time! When called upon to preach the funeral I was led to think of the words of the apostle, "O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?" Services at the funeral by ----Seaman and J. M. Culbertson.

BECHTEL.-FATAL ACCIDENT.-On the 11th of December 1877, as Henry Bechtel, son of John B. Bechtel of Berks county, Pa., was engaged in threshing, the machine became choked under the cap of the shaker, and Bro. Bechtel, in the attempt to remove the accumulated straw had his hand caught in the cylinder and drawn up between the cylinder and the top board and terribly mangled and torn. Medical aid was immediately summoned who did all in their power to heal the wounded hand, but in vain; on the 9th day lockjaw set in and he died on the 23rd of December, aged 38 years, 2 months and 21 days, leaving an afflicted widow, one child, besides his sorrowing parents, brothers and sisters. He was buried on the 27th at the Herford Mennonite church, where many friends and relatives followed him to his last resting place. He was a dearly beloved brother wherever he was known. Funeral services were held by Isaac Moyer of Deep Run, Andrew Mack and Henry S. Bauer, from Matt. 24:42 and 25:13. He bore his sufferings with patience and a full resignation to the will of God. We mourn not as those who have no hope.

TYSON.-Dec. 28th, 1877, in Montgomery Co., Pa., of consumption, ANNA, wife of Bro. Henry H. TYSON, aged 47 years, 3 months and 25 days. She was buried at the Skippack Mennonite burying-ground, followed to the grave by a large concourse of relatives and friends. Peace to her ashes. Services by J. B. Mensch and J. B. Hunsberger, from Rev. 14:13.

BEERY.-Jan. 10th, in Perry Co., Ohio, Bro. JACOB BEERY, aged 74 years, 2 months and 26 days. He was a faithful brother for 35 years. For 25 years he was afflicted with paralysis, and for ten years was unable to walk. Buried at the Turkey Run Church. Funeral discourse by Jacob Good, from 2 Cor. 5:1.

EVERS.-Jan. 1st, in Marion Co., Kansas, of intermittent fever and inflammatory rheumatism, Pre. JOHN EVERS, aged 43 years, 8 months and 12 days. The brethren who visited him and prayed with him say that he said, with Paul, "For to me to live is Christ; and to die is gain." This he repeated several times, and then fell asleep, as we believe with a blessed hope of a glorious resurrection. Five children are left to mourn their loss. Appropriate remarks were made by Daniel Brundage and Jacob Holdeman, from Philip. 1:21; Luke 23:28.

BURKHOLDER.-Jan. 10th, in Mt. Clinton, Rockingham Co., Va., of consumption, Bro. SOLOMON BURKHOLDER, aged 26 years, 5 months, and 24 days. He bore his afflictions with Christian patience. Funeral services by David Heatwole and Samuel Coffman.

MOYER.-Jan. 2nd, 1878, in Harrison township, Elkhart Co., Ind., of dropsy and the infirmities of old age, JOHN MOYER, aged 82 years, 3 mos. and 10 days. He was a son of Christian and Anna Moyer, of Manheim township, Lancaster Co., Pa. In 1826 he came, to Ohio, and in the Fall of 1849 he removed from Ashland Co., Ohio, to Elkhart Co., Ind. He was a faithful brother in the Mennonite Church, and though severely afflicted during the latter period of his live, he bore his sufferings with patience and Christian fortitude. His conversation was almost continually about spiritual and heavenly things; he was almost continually singing or repeating passages of Scripture or hymns, and when advised by his family or friends to remain quiet and rest, he replied, that as long as bodily strength remained he must praise his God. He died in the full assurance of a glorious inheritance in the world to come. He was buried at Yellow Creek, followed to his last resting place by a large concourse of friends and relatives. Services by C. Chrisophel, J. F. Funk and others, from Job 19:25. He was the father of eleven children. His grand-children numbered 87, his great-grand-children 65; in all 163.

BECHTEL.-Nov. 24th, 1877, in Chariton Co., Mo., of bronchitis, Bro. ABRAHAM BECHTEL, aged 57 years, 11 months, and 12 days. Bro. Bechtel was afflicted many years yet he bore his sufferings patiently. He leaves a bereaved widow and 7 children.

VINCENT.-Dec. 21st, in Huron Co., Ontario, BARBARA, wife of Abraham VINCENT, aged about 50 years.

BACHMAN.-Nov. 24th, in Putnam Co., Ill., of typhoid fever, JACOB BACHMAN, aged 17 years, 4 months and 6 days. Services by A. Aesch and Joseph Buercky. Text: 1 Cor.15.

ZIERLIEN.-Dec. 2nd, in Bureau Co., Ill., ALVIN, son of Peter and Barbara ZIERLIEN, aged 1 year, 9 mos and 12 days. Remarks by A. Aesch and Joseph Buercky.

BUERCKY.-Dec. 15th, in Bureau Co., Ill., of Phthisic, HENRY BUERCKY, aged 29 years, 11 months and 27 days. Remarks by A. Aesch and Joseph Buercky.

BARTEL.-Dec. 12th, at the residence of Cornelius Toews, in Greenfield, Manitoba, Grandmother BARTEL, aged 76 years and 12 days. She made a long journey from Russia to Manitoba to find her last resting place, but we hope she has now found a "better, that is a heavenly country."

MEYERS.-Dec. 30th, near Hanover, York Co., Pa., MAGDALENA, wife of Pre. Samuel MEYERS, aged 53 years, 10 months and 29 days. Buried at Bear's Meeting-house on new years day. Words of admonition and comfort were spoken by F. Stauffer, J. and I. Hershey, from Matthew 24:44.

ANDREWS.-Aug. 29th, in Lancaster Co., Pa., Sister MARY ANDREWS, at the advanced age of 91 years, and 29 days. She was blind over 42 years, yet she never complained of her lot. Her last hours were tranquil, and she passed away as if going to sleep. We trust her eyes are now opened no more to be darkened. Remarks by Benjamin and Amos Herr.

HAUN.-Dec. 1st, near Wakarusa, Elkhart Co., Ind., of brain fever, PARDON P., son of Jeremiah HAUN, aged 4 mos. and 20 days. Buried at Shaum's. Services by J. M. Culbertson, from 2 Kings 4:16.
"Methinks I see a thousand charms
Spread o'er thy lovely face
While Pardon in thy tender arms
Receives thy smiling grace."

KINDIG.-Dec. 18th, in Windsor, York Co., Pa., of consumption, Sister LYDIA KINDIG, aged 52 years, 8 mos. and 8 days. Words of comfort were spoken by F. Stauffer and David Witmer, from Job 16:22.

KAUFFMAN.-Oct. 26th, in Lawrence Co., Pa., Pre. JACOB KAUFFMAN, aged 41 years, 5 months and 21 days. He leaves a wife and two children to mourn their loss.

SHAUB.-Oct. 12th, near Lampeter, Lancaster Co., Pa., Bro. HENRY SHAUB, aged 66 years, 2 months and 19 days. He went to bed well, and at 2 o'clock in the morning he died. Buried the 14th at the Strasburg Church, where services were held by Benj. and Amos. Herr. Text: 1 Thess. 4:13,14.

FRIED.-Dec. 20th, 1877, in Franconia, Montg'y Co., Pa., ISAAC FRIED, aged 48 years, 7 months and 10 days. Buried at the Franconia Church, at which opportunity remarks were made by H. Bauer and Josiah Clemmer, from Prov. 27:1.

HACKMAN.-Dec. 21st, in Franconia, Montg'y Co., Pa., ABR. HACKMAN, aged 65 years. Buried the 23rd. Services by J. Landis, Abel Horning, and H. Nice.

YOTHER.-Dec. 26TH, in Plumstead, Bucks Co., Pa., of typhoid fever, ISAIAH YOTHER, aged 36 years, 3 months and 26 days. Services by Samuel Godshalk and Isaac Moyer.

GOTWALS and HENDRICKS.-Dec. 21st, in Hilltown, Bucks Co., Pa., Widow BARBARA GOTWALS, aged 87 years, 10 months and 18 days. Buried at the Perkasie Church. Services by A. Moyer and I. Oberholtzer. The deceased was the mother of Benj. B. Hendricks, of East Vincent, Chester Co., whose wife ELISABETH, died the 22nd of Dec., and lay a corpse at home while he was attending the burial of his mother. Her age was 55 years, 11 months and 18 days.

SNIVELY.-Jan. 2nd, 1878, in Page Co., Iowa, of paralysis, Bro. HENRY H. SNIVELY, aged 76 years, 10 mos. and 10 days. He leaves 9 children to mourn their loss. Services by John S. Good, from Rev. 7:13-17.

CULP.-Jan. 6th, in Locke, Elkhart Co., Ind., SAMANTHA, daughter of Simon and Catharine CULP, aged 19 years, 7 months and 28 days. Buried at Yellow Creek the 8th. Services by J. M. Christophel, John Metzler and J. M. Culbertson.

HOLDEMAN.-Jan. 11th, in Elkhart Co., Inc., of consumption and cancer on the lungs. Bro. GEORGE HOLDEMAN, aged 64 years, 3 months and 18 days. He was feeble for a number of years, and very much reduced in flesh. He was patient in his affliction, and a few days previous to death he said he knew not how long he would yet remain, but with Job he could say, "All the days of my appointed time I will wait, till my change come." He leaves his second wife, and 11 children to mourn their loss. Buried the 13th, at Yellow Creek. Discourse by J. M. Culbertson. Text: Job 14:14.

MARTIN.-Jan. 2nd, in Bucks Co., Pa., ABRAHAM MARTIN, at the advanced aged of 86 years, 9 months and 12 days. Buried the 8th, at Deep Run.

YODER.-Dec. 27th, 1877 in Bucks Co., Pa., ISAIAH YODER, aged 36 years, and some months. Buried at Deep Run.

SUMMERS.-Jan. 8th, in Holmes Co., Ohio, of heart disease, Bro. CHRISTIAN SUMMERS, aged 53 years, and 13 days. He leaves a bereaved wife and 6 children to mourn the departure of a kind husband and father. He arose in the morning and went into the room where other members of the family were, and lay down, in an unconscious state, but soon came too so as to speak, and expired in a short time. Buried the 11th, in the presence of many. Funeral services by Samuel Mast sr., David Beachy, and Josiah Hochstettler, from I Tim. 6:6-8.

ALWINE.-Dec. 1st, 1877, in Somerset Co., Pa., of consumption, Bro. JOSEPH ALWINE, aged about 73 years. Bro. Alwine was a faithful member for a long time; his seat was seldom vacant in church. Last October he communed with the brethren although weak, after which he became weaker every day till death released him. Buried in the family grave-yard on the 2nd. He leaves a bereaved widow and a number of children to mourn their loss, but they mourn not as those who have no hope to meet again in the glory of God. Peace to his ashes.

GINDLESBERGER.-Dec. 10th, in Somerset Co., Pa., son of Bro. Solomon GINDLESBERGER aged 38 years and 25 days. We hope the spiritual body was received by the Lord as a child.

RODDY.-Jan 6th, 1878, in Somerset Co., Pa., Sister ELIZABETH RODDY, wife of Bro. Jacob Roddy, aged 34 years, 4 months and 7 days. Sister Roddy leaves a bereaved husband and a number of children, two of whom are infants of 7 or 8 days old. Her remains were taken to Thomas' Meeting-house followed by weeping friends, where a funeral sermon was preached.

HUBER.-Dec. 21st, 1877, near Litiz, Lancaster Co., Pa., of cramp in the stomach and apoplexy, Sister SUSANNA, wife of Isaac HUBER, aged 60 years, 3 months and 5 days. Buried the 24th at Hess' Church, on which occasion remarks were made by John Landis and C. Bomberger, from Rev. 7:16,17.

MARTIN.-Jan. 18th, in Wakarusa, Elkhart Co., Ind., WILLIAM, son of James MARTIN, aged 21 years, 2 months and 11 days. Buried the 21st. Services by Daniel Geisinger and J. M. Culbertson.

SNYDER.-Dec. 29th, 1877, near Junction, Lancaster Co., Pa., after a lingering illness, Sister ANNA M. SNYDER, aged 35 years, 5 months and 24 days. Funeral Jan. 1st. Text: Phil:1:21. Buried at Kauffman's Meeting-house.

NEFF.-Dec. 30th 1877, near Mountville, Lancaster Co., Pa., Sister NANCY NEFF, aged 67 years and 15 days. Funeral Jan. 2nd. Text: Rev: 22:12-14. Sister Neff was a faithful member in the church and a kind neighbor.

MOYER.-Jan. 11th, near Risser's Meeting-house Lancaster Co., Pa., suddenly, Sister MARIA MOYER, wife of Bro. Peter Moyer, aged 76 years, 3 months and 26 days. Funeral on the 14th. Text: Matt. 24:44. Buried at Risser's Meeting house. Sister Moyer was a bright shining light.

PEIFER.-Jan. 12th, near Petersburg, Lancaster Co., Pa., of cancer in the mouth, Bro. CHRISTIAN B. PEIFER, aged 60 years, 7 months and 5 days. Funeral on the 15th. Text: Isaiah 35:10. Buried at Petersburg Meeting-house. Bro. Peifer was a faithful member of the church.

PLATTS.-Dec. 30th, 1877, in St. Joseph Co., Ind., TABITHA wife of John PLATTS, aged 67 years and 5 days. She was born on Christmas, and was buried on New Year, a circumstance which seldom occurs. Services by S. Yoder.

WOODS.-Dec. 15th, 1877, in Morris, Grundy Co., Ill., GEORGE, youngest son of Alexander and Anna WOODS, aged 15 years, 8 mos., and 11 days. He came to his death suddenly by his horse falling and throwing him on his head receiving injuries causing death in twelve hours. Thus in the midst of life we are in death.

LONGENECKER.-Jan. 20th, in Elkhart Co., Ind., after a lingering illness, Bro. LEVI LONGENECKER, aged 77 years, 1 mos. and 21 days. He bore his suffering with christian fortitude and had a desire to depart and be with Christ. He was buried at Shaum's burying-ground, where services were conducted by J. M. Culbertson and J. F. Funk, from Job 14:14 and Jn. 11:25.

Transcriber's note: Throughout, "co" as the abbreviation for county is often not capitalized; same for "christian". Meeting-house sometimes has a hyphen and sometimes does not. I have transcribed what is printed in each case

Transcribed by: Nancy Regan, Washington

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