Herald of Truth Obituaries - October, 1878

Herald of Truth - Volume XV, Number 10 - October 1878, pages 179 and 180

MILLER.-Sept. 14th, in Kent Co., Mich., of chronic diarrhea and whooping cough, CHANCEY JOSEPH, son of Levi and Leah MILLER, aged 1 year, 5 months and 23 days. Buried the 15th. Services by Samuel Sherk.

MATTHEWS.-Sept. 15th, in Augusta Co., Va., of dry gangrene, Bro. NATHAN T. MATTHEWS, aged 76 years, 10 months and 5 days. Bro. Matthews bore his afflictions with Christian resignation, he was willing to depart and go to his God in whom he trusted. Buried the 9th at Hildebrand's grave-yard. Services by Jacob Hildebrand from 2 Cor. 4:16-18. This family has been sorely afflicted for the last few years. The surviving Sister Nancy Matthews asks the prayers of the brethren and sisters in her behalf.

GRABILL.-Sept. 3rd, in Logan Co., Ohio, suddenly, VERONICA GRABILL, wife of Peter Grabill, aged 51 years, 5 months and 9 days. She was a Sister in the Amish Mennonite church, a kind mother, a good neighbor, a faithful Sister, and a good example for all. Buried the 5th in the presence of many. Funeral services by C. K. Yoder, and J. P. King.

ROTH.-Aug. 12th, near Junction, Lancaster Co., Pa., HARRY S., son of Elias and ----- ROTH, aged 3 years, 11 months and 8 days. Funeral on the 14th. Text: Lamentations 3:22, 23. This little boy and his brother were at play in a stable, the stable caught fire from an unknown cause, and the little boy perished in the flames. A sad bereavement.

BRUBAKER.-Aug. 18th, near Mount Joy, Lancaster Co., Pa., EDMUND, infant son of Henry and ----- BRUBAKER, aged 3 months and 21 days. Funeral on the 20th. Text: Acts 17:30-31.

MINNICH.-Aug. 20th, in Landisville, Lancaster Co., Pa., MARY W. MINNICH, aged 3 years, 10 months and 18 days. Funeral on the 22nd. Text: I Peter 1:24,25. Buried at the Landisville Meeting-house.

SHOWER.-September 22th*, near Erb's Meeting-house, Lancaster Co., Pa., HARVEY, son of Wm. and Kate Ann SHOWER, aged 10 years, and 7 months. Funeral on the 13th. Text: Rom. 6:23. Buried at Sporting Hill.

* typed as written: "September 22th,"

GREIDER.-Sept. 15th, near Silver Spring, Lancaster Co., Pa., Sister ANNA GREIDER, aged 62 years, 5 months and 24 days. Funeral on the 18th. Text: 2 Cor. 4:16-18. Sister Greider was a consistent member of the church.

BRADLEY.-July 16th, in Sporting Hill, Lancaster Co., Pa., BARBARA BRADLEY, aged 37 years, 4 months and 14 days. Funeral on the 18th. Text: John 9:4. Buried at Arisman's Meeting-house.

BOWERS.-July 19th, near Landisville, Lancaster Co., Pa., DANIEL M., infant son of Bro. Wm. and Sister Elizabeth BOWERS, aged 5 months and 29 days. Funeral on the 22nd. Text: Gal. 3:26. Buried at Landisville Meeting-house.

NISSLEY.-July 22nd, near Maytown, Lancaster Co., Pa., FRANCES N., daughter of Levi R. and Lizzie NISSLEY, aged 10 months and 5 days. Funeral on the 24th: Text: Matt. 18:2-4. Buried at Krabill's Meeting-house.

STEHMAN.-Aug. 1st, near Landisville, Lancaster Co., Pa., ANNA STEHMAN, widow, aged 69 years, 7 months and 12 days. Funeral on the 3rd. Text: John 11:25,26. Buried at Landisville Meeting-house. Peace to her ashes.

BOSSLER.-Aug. 4th, near Petersburg, Lancaster Co., Pa., Sister MARIA BOSSLER, aged 91 years, 10 months and 27 days. Funeral on the 7th. Text: 2 Tim. 4:7,8. Sister Bossler was a consistent member of our church. She earnestly desired to leave this world and go to her long home. Peace to her ashes.

EBERLY.-Aug. 8th, near Mechanicksburg, Cumberland Co., Pa., Sister ANNA MARY EBERLY, aged 17 years, 7 months and 8 days. Funeral on Sunday the 11th. Text: Phil. 1:21. Buried in Eberly's grave-yard. A large number of friends and relatives gathered together to pay the last tribute of respect. Sister Eberly fell into the wheels of a horse power while driving the horses by which her leg was broken and crushed from which she suffered until released by death. She was reconciled unto God. Peace to her ashes.

BLOUGH.-July 19th, near Davidsville, Somerset Co., Pa., Sister ANN, wife of Brother Yost BLOUGH, aged 73 years and 5 months. She was buried in the family grave-yard on the 21st. Funeral services by Samuel and Jonas Blough.

BEAR.-July 27th, in Somerset Co., Pa., Sister ELIZABETH BEAR (widow) mother-in-law of preacher Peter A. Blough, aged 68 years, 7 months and 26 days. She was buried on the 29th. Funeral services by Samuel and Tobias Blough.

THOMAS.-Aug. 1st, in Somerset Co., Pa., wife of Simon THOMAS, aged 34 years, 4 months and 11 days.

THOMAS.-Aug. 1st, in Somerset Co., Pa., Bro. GEORGE THOMAS, aged 75 years, 5 months and 21 days. Bro. Thomas was a member of the church nearly fifty years. He was buried on the 3rd in the grave-yard near Samuel Livingston's. Funeral services by Samuel Blough and Jonathan Harshberger.

CUSTER.-Aug. 13th, in Scalp Level, Cambria Co., Pa., IDA, daughter of Samuel and MARY CUSTER, aged 4 years and some months. And on the 18th of the same month a little son of the same, aged 2 years, and some months. Both of diphtheria, and now rest side by side in Weaver's church-yard. Funeral services by Samuel Blough and Hiram Musselman.

Transcriber's note: two children are listed, only one name is listed. The mother's name is capitalized.

MISHLER.-Aug. 4th, in Davidsville, Somerset Co., Pa., a child of Joseph Mishler, aged 1 year, 6 months and 24 days.

HEATWOLE.-Aug. 3rd, near Spring Creek, Rockingham Co., Va., by drowning in North river, OLIVER DAVID, son of Martin and Fanny HEATWOLE, aged 1 year, 10 months and 21 days. Oliver left his mother's side a smiling, prattling babe, in a few minutes he was carried to her motionless in death. Funeral service Sept. 15th, at Bank church. Sermon by Jos. Driver and Daniel Heatwole; subject: Comfort in God.

LANDES.-Aug. 19th, in Franconia township, Montgomery Co., Pa., of cancerous affection,* of which she was confined to her bed since New Year, HANNAH, wife of Abraham LANDES, aged 63 years. Her maiden name was Garges. She was buried at Franconia, on the 22nd, on which occasion Henry A. Price and Henry Nice preached funeral discourses.

* Transcribers note: "of cancerous affection," typed as written

FUNK.-Aug. 24th, in Reading, Pa., of Diphtheria, ANNA ELIZABETH, youngest daughter of Milton and Phebe FUNK, aged 2 years and 2 days.

RUTH.-Aug. 18th, near Line Lexington, Bucks Co., Pa., MARY, wife of Noah RUTH, aged 42 years, 10 months and 18 days.

OVERHOLT.-Aug. 29th, in Westmoreland Co., Pa., Bishop JOHN D. OVERHOLT, aged 81 years, 4 months and 10 days. Bro. Overholt was born in Bucks Co., Pa., and moved to Westmoreland in his younger days where he resided since. He served the church as minister forty-five years, and as bishop most of that time. The funeral procession was the largest ever witnessed by the writer. Funeral services were held by Jonas Blauch and Morton McMillon.

TRIPS.-Aug. 26th, in Allen Co., Ohio, of old age, CHARLES TRIPS, aged 85 years, 9 months and 29 days. Buried on the 27th. Funeral services by C. B. Brenneman.

HUNSAKER.-Sept. 1st, in Allen Co., Ohio, of cholera infantum, SAMUEL, son of Samuel and ----- HUNSAKER, aged 3 months and 29 days. Buried on the 2nd. Services by C. B. Brenneman.

BIXLER.-Sept. 1st, in Mercer Co., Pa., of infirmities of old age, ANNA BIXLER, aged 85 years, 7 months and 7 days. She was the mother of Pre. Joseph Bixler of Mahoning Co., Ohio. Funeral services by Peter Boesinger of Mahoning Co., and Henry Walter of Columbiana Co., Ohio. Text: 2 Tim. 4:6-9.

SHAUM.-Sept. 6th, in Wayne Co., Ohio, of bilious fever, SARAH, wife of Bishop John SHAUM, aged 79 years, 9 months and 3 days. Her maiden name was Buzzard. She leaves an aged husband and thirteen children to mourn their loss. All the children were present at the funeral except one. She was buried on the 8th. Funeral services were conducted by John Hartman and Peter Imhoff in German, and Christian Holdeman in English, from Rev. 14:13. "And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth; Yea, saith the spirit, that they may rest from their labors, and their works do follow them." She leaves 77 grand-children and 19 great-grandchildren.

BLOSSER.-Sept. 12th, in Branch Co., Mich., of Consumption, ELISABETH, daughter of Abraham and Miriam BLOSSER, aged 21 years, 7 months and 7 days. The day previous to her death she told the family that she would not get well, and was ready to die, and wanted to be baptized. Her request was granted her. It was her desire to see all her young associates and talk with them. She told them to prepare to meet her in a better world. She was of a very mild nature and bore her afflictions with all patience. Her last words were, I am going him Katie (a sister who died six years before), come and meet me. Funeral the 13th, conducted by Pre. Bonny, from Isaiah 40:7; The flower fadeth.

FISHER.-Sept. 2nd, in East Lampeter, Lancaster Co., Pa., BENJAMIN FISHER, aged 77 years, 6 months and 16 days. He was feeding a threshing machine, and near evening he stepped aside and fell. In a short time he revived, but died the same evening. Buried the 4th in Beiler's grave-yard. Services by Jonas Kauffman and D. Stultzfus. Text: Rev. 14:12,13.

KINDIG.-Sept. 7th, in East Lampeter, Lancaster Co., Pa., of dyspepsia, HENRY G. KINDIG, aged 69 years, and 10 days. Buried in Eby's grave-yard. Funeral sermon by D. Buckwalter and John Landis, from Isa. 38: latter part of 1st verse.

GOLDSMITH.-Sept. 3rd, in Adams Co., Ind., of the infirmities of age, CATHARINE GOLDSMITH, widow of Jacob Goldsmith, aged 87 years, 6 months and 13 days. She leaves 2 children, 19 grand-children, and 27 great-grand-children.

LAPP.-Sept. 11th, in Page Co., Iowa, of bilious remittent fever, Bro. DAVID LAPP, aged 38 years, 1 month and 24 days. Buried the 12th, where funeral services were held by J. S. Good, from Rev. 21:4.
Dearest father, thou hast left us,
Here thy loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God that hath bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal.

Transcribed by: Nancy Regan, Washington

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