Herald of Truth Obituaries - December, 1879

Herald of Truth - Volume XVI, Number 12 - DECEMBER 1879, page 237,238


Oct. 1 st, in Mc Pherson Co., Kan., NOAH MICHAEL, son of Daniel and Frances KILMER, aged 9 months and 27 days.
An angel took my flower away,
Yet I will not repine;
Since Jesus in his bosom wears
The flower that once was mine.

Sept. ---, in Somerset Co., Pa., SUSAN, twin child of John STAHL.

Oct. 6 th, in Cambria Co., Pa., of diphtheria, child of John WINGERD, near Frogtown.

Oct. 11 th., in Cambria Co., Pa., of St., Anthony's dance, Bro., ABRAHAM MUMAW, was buried the 13 th., on the farm of Moses Eash, in the presence of a large concourse of friends and neighbors. Funeral services by Jonas and Samuel Blough. Brother Mumaw was born and brought up in Westmoreland Co., Pa., and came to Somerset Co., a hardy young man. He leaves a widow with two sons and two daughters to mourn their loss, although they not need net mourn as those having no hope. About sixteen years ago his limbs commenced to jerk, and increased from year to year until death relieved him, aged 55 years, 6 months, and 24 days.

Oct. 24 th, in Somerset Co., Pa., Sister MAGDALENA, wife of John SALA, aged 57 years, 9 months and 10 days. Buried on the 26 th, on the farm of Samuel Livingston. Funeral services by Jonas Blough of Cambria Co., and John Speicher of Mich. About four years ago she had a stroke of palsy and has been lingering ever since. She could not walk or speak. She left a bereaved husband and a large family to mourn their loss.

Sept. 19 th, near Washington, Tazewell Co., Ill., of dropsy, from which she never recovered, Sister BARBARA HAAS, aged 64 years, 7 months, and 15 days. She bore her sufferings with great patience, and freely submitted to the will of the Lord. Funeral services by C. Hartman and Peter Guengerich, from 2 Tim. 4:7,8; Philip 1:23.

Sept. 10 th, in cumberland* Co., Pa., SARAH E., daughter of Noah and Anna COCKLEY, aged 4 months and 1 day. Services by M. Whisler and J. Staney, from Like 12:40. "Be ye ready also."

*Transcriber's note: Typed as printed.

Oct. 5 th, in Milltown, Cumberland Co., Pa., SUSAN K., aged 5 years, 2 months and 1 day. Services by M. Whisler and J. Herr, from Luke 8; and part of 52 nd verse. "Weep not, she is not dead but sleepeth;" and on.
- Oct. 15 th, NANCY S., aged 2 years, 2 months and 6 days. The above two children died of diphtheria, and were the daughters of Daniel and Lydia Witmer. Sermon by D. Shank, M. Whisler, and H. Weaver.
- Oct. 18 th, in Lexington, Bucks Co., Pa., suddenly, JOSEPH FRETZ, aged 70 years. He was at work in the forenoon, and at noon he complained of being unwell, and in a short time he was a corpse. The 21 st, his remains were laid in the grave. Services were conducted by S. Letterm, H. Nice, and J. Rickert.

Oct. 20 th, in Wayne Co., Ohio, of dropsy, Bro. JOHN GERBER, at the age of 76 years-less one day. Buried the 22 nd in the presence of a large concourse of of * people at the Sonnenberg Meeting-house. Words of comfort were spoken by Bishop Christian Sommer at the house, and at the meeting house by Peter Boesinger of Columbiana Co. He leaves 11 children, and many relatives to mourn their loss.

*Transcriber's note: as written.

Oct. 22 nd, in Hickory Co., Mo., BENJAMIN, infant son of Christian and Magdalena Roth, aged 15 days. Sermon by Jacob Yoder from Luke 18:16.

Oct. 27 th, in Somerset Co., Pa., infant of Joseph and Nancy KAUFFMANN, aged 5 months and 2 days. Services by Samuel Blough and Jonathan Harshberger.

Oct. 29 th, in Cumberland Co., Pa., Bro. JOSEPH BOMBERGER, aged 54 years, 6 months and 11 days. Bro. Bomberger had been ailing for some time, but was only three days in bed. Buried the 30 th. The occasion was improved by Geo. Rupp in German and Henry Weaver in English.

Oct. 30 th, in Allen Co., Ohio, DORA C., daughter of William and Mary LONG, aged 3 years, 7 months and 20 days.

Oct. 31 st, in Clear Spring, Washington Co., Md., of old age, Bro. JOHN KREPPS, at the age of 88 years and 10 days. Funeral the 3 rd of November at the Clear Spring Mennonite Church. The services were conducted by Daniel Roth, W. Goodrich, and S. Fiery.

Nov. 1 st, in Fulton Co., Ohio, of diphtheria, LAURA, only daughter of Samuel and Christina WYSE, at the age of 4 years and 1 month. Buried the 2 nd in the family grave-yard. Services by C.P. Stuckey and F. King.

Nov. 3rd, in St. Joseph Co., Mich., of diphtheria and croup, HARRY, son of Frederic and ---- HAGER, aged 1 year, 3 months and 5 days. Services by John J. Funk, from Matt. 18:3.

Nov. 5 th, near Belleville, Miffin Co., Pa., Bro. ISAAC PLANK, aged 80 years, 1 month and 12 days. He leaves 10 children to mourn their loss. He was a true and faithful member of the Amish Church for many years. A large number of people met on the funeral occasion to show their respect for the aged brother. Funeral conducted by John and Samuel Yoder.

Nov. 2 rd, in Franconia Co., Pa., Widow ANNA MUSSELMAN, born Ruth, at the age of 70 years, 6 months, and 23 days. On the 6 th, she was buried at Franconia Meeting-house, where services were held by H. Nice and Jacob Landis from John 5:24.

Nov 3 rd, in Hatfield Twp., Bucks Co., Pa., DANIEL HEGE aged73 years, 1 month and 18 days. Buried the 17 th, at Franconia, at which time appropriate remarks were made by Josiah Clemmer and Jacob Loux, from Psalm 37:37.

Nov. 6 th, at Coopersburg Station, Lehigh Co., Pa., of consumption, Pre. JOHN GEISSINGER, aged 67 years, 1 month and several days. Buried the 10 th at the Springfield Church. He was a preacher for thirty-five years.

Nov. 9 th, ih* Orrville, Wayne Co., Ohio, DANIEL STAUFFER, aged 73 years, 11 months and 3 days. Text Rom. 7: 8,9.

*Transcriber's note: As Typed

Nov. 10 th, in Wakarusa, Elkhart C., Ind., of consumption, Bro. ISSAC RITZMAN, aged 26 years, 9 months and 3 days. He bore his suffering with patience; and sometime previous to his death made his peace with God and was received into the church by baptism. He leaves a deeply afflicted wife and child to mourn their loss, yet we have reason to hope that our loss is his gain. Services by John J. Funk and John Metzler, from Rev. 7:13,14. He was followed to the grave by a very large circle of relatives and friends.

Oct 21 st, in Franconia Square, Montgomery Co., Pa., LUCY, only child of Samuel DETWILER, deceased, aged 7 months and 8 days. Buried the 25 th at Franconia. Services by Josiah Clemmer and Henry Nice from Ecclesiasticus 3:1.

Oct. 13 th, in Souderton, Montgomery Co., Pa., of Spasms, PETER BENNER, aged 17 years. Buried the 16 th at Gehman's Burying-ground. Services were conducted by Josiah Clemmer and Christian Allebach.

Oct. 17 th, in Kolbsville, Montgomery Co., Pa., very suddenly, SILAS KOLB, aged nearly 70 years. He walked out on the street and fell dead. Buried the 16 th at Franconia.

Oct. 26 th, in Hatfield, Montgomery Co., Pa., of consumption, JOHN HACKMAN, aged 70 years. He suffered from the disease nearly a year. Buried the 29 th at Franconia. Services by Jacob Loux and Josiah Clemmer.

October 22 nd, near Good Hope, Cumberland Co., Pa., of scarlet fever, LETITIA E. LINDERMAN, aged 6 years, 9 months and 12 days, and SAMUEL E. LINDERMAN, aged 4 years, 10 months and 14 days, only children of Jacob and --- Linderman. Funeral on the 25 th. Text: Mark 10:13-16. Buried in Eberly's Family Grave-yard. The bereft parents have the deepest sympathy of friends and neighbors.

Nov. 18 th, in Cass Co., Mich., of spasms, MARY, wife of John BISHOP, aged 28 years, 5 months and 12 days. She was buried on the 22 nd. Services by John F. Funk and J.S. Coffman. She was attending to her usual household duties until about 8 o'clock in the evening and about midnight she died. She was lead on her deathbed to call earnestly on the name of the Lord and said that she had seen Jesus, and that she forgave those with whom she had difficulties and desired to be forgiven by them. Her sudden and early death is a most solemn warning to all who are living securely out of Christ. O, that all who read these lines may give this important subject their serious consideration.

Oct. 18 th, in Pulaski, Davis Co., Iowa, DAVID, aged 1 year, 10 months and 2 days; and Oct 28 th, at the same place, ANNA, aged 15 years, 9 months and 10 days, children of Christian and Rosina WIDMER; also on Nov. 13 th, ROSINA WIDMER, aged 37 years, 6 months and 15 days.
Last spring Sister Widmer emigrated from Switzerland to America, and now the Lord has called her home to dwell with Him. In less than four weeks the youngest and the oldest child, as well as the mother have been called from time to eternity. She bore her suffering with Christian resignation. Disease typhoid fever.

The following are all of Lancaster co., Pa.,

Sep. 18 th, near Salunga, ANNA, youngest child of David T. and Lizzie COOPER, aged 7 months and 25 days. Funeral on the 21 st. Buried at Landisville Meeting-house.

Sep. 27 th, in Salunga, of consumption, SARAH B. MORGAN, aged 1 year, 5 months and 8 days. Funeral on the 29 th. Text: Rom. 6:23. Buried at Ironville.

Sep. 28 th, near Elizabethtown, Brother JOHN SHAEFFER, aged 50 years, 8 months and 13 days. Funeral on Oct. 1 st. Text: Rom 6:7. Buried in Mount Tunnel Cemetery. Bro. Shaeffer assisted to raise "Good's Meeting House," a beam broke, causing the fall of timber by which his spine was broken. He leaves a wife and child to mourn his death. A solemn call.

Oct. 6 th, near Bender's Mill, Sister CATHARINE E., wife of Jacob C. NISSLEY, aged 39 years and 7 days. Funeral on the 9 th. Text: Psalm 103:13-18. Buried at Landisville Meeting-house. Sister Nissley was a faithful member of the Old Mennonite Church. She bore her suffering with patience.

Oct. 16 th, in Salunga, LAURETTA B. MORGAN, aged 4 years, 6 months and 5 days. Funeral on the 18 th. Text: Isaiah 40:6-8. Buried at Ironville.

Oct 24 th, near Mastersonville, Sister SARAH DEMMY, aged 65 years, 11 months and 11 days. Funeral on the 27 th. Text: John 5:24. Buried at Risser's Meeting-house.

Oct. 31 st, near Petersburg, of apoplexy, Bro HENRY BUCKWALTER, aged 76 years, 5 months and 21 days. Funeral on Nov. 3 rd, Text: Psalm 39:5,6. Buried at Petersburg Meeting-house.

Nov 5 th, near Mount Joy, FANNIE N., infant daughter of Benjamin F. and Sarah GOODMAN, aged 11 months and 4 days. Funeral on the 7 th, Text: Job 14:1,2. Buried in Spring Garden Cemetery.

Nov. 12 th, at Moore's Mill, NORMAN E., infant son of John H. and Lizzie MOORE, aged 8 months and 29 days. Funeral on the 14 th. Text: Ps. 16:6. Buried at Landisville Meeting-house.

Transcribed by: Joe Lawson, Oklahoma

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