Herald of Truth Obituaries - January, 1879

Herald of Truth - Volume XVI, Number 1 - January 1879 - Page 16, 17


Feb. 5th, in Clark co., Ohio, Sister ELIZABETH HERR, wife of Reuben Herr, aged 43 years, 6 months and 13 days.

May 6th, same place, Sister RACHEL RUPP, wife of Samuel Rupp, aged 76 yrs, 10 months and 7 days. A faithful sister in the Old Mennonite Church; a husband and three daughters mourn her departure; at her funeral, the 90th Psalm was read, and remarks made on 2 Cor. 5:6-17 by John M. Greider.

April 27th, in Montgomery co., Ohio, JOHN KENDICK, aged 84 years, 9 mos. and 2 days. Funeral services commenced by reading the 90th Psalm. Text: Isa. 55:6-10.

Oct. 23rd, in East Lampeter, Lancaster co., Pa., of apoplexy, BENJAMIN BRACKBILL, aged 77 years, 11 months and 18 days. Buried in Strasburg burying ground. Remarks by Chr. and Amos Herr on the occasion.

Oct. 29th, in Paradise twp., Lanc. co., Pa., Sister ELISABETH HERR, wife of Peter Herr, aged 71 years, 1 month and 3 days. Buried at Strasburg. Sister Herr retired at night in her usual health, and ere the rising of another sun, her spirit had gone; thus showing the uncertainty of life, and the certainty of death. How needful for all to be ready. Impressive remarks on the funeral occasion by Benjamin Herr and Elias Groff, from Matt. 24:44. "Be ye also ready."

Oct. 27th, in Metamora, Woodford co., Ill., of dropsy, ANNA, wife of Tobias KINDIG, aged 55 years, 2 mos. and 14 days. She was a member of the Tunker brethren.

Nov. 7th, in Livingston co., Ill., FANNIE E., daughter of Chr. and Elisabeth SHANTZ, aged 1 year, 3 mos. and 19 days. Funeral services by B.F. Hamilton and H.L. Shelly.

Oct. 24th, in Franklin co., Ohio, CATHARINE, widow of Abraham LEHMAN, aged 71 years, 11 mos. and 28 days. A faithful member of the Old Mennonite Church over 46 years. She was the mother of 13 children, 12 of them still living. She was confined to her bed, for the last two years, with rheumatism; suffering much pain, she bore her affliction with patience. Her hope was in Christ. Her loss to the children is her eternal gain. They need not mourn as those that have no hope. Buried, the 26th, in the family grave-yard, followed to her last resting place by many friends to pay their last respects. Services by Jacob Bowman and John M. Greider.

Nov. 17th, near New Bloomfield, Perry co., Pa., of inflammation of the lungs, FREDERICK AYLE, aged 95 years, 11 months and 9 days. He was confined to his bed 15 days and frequently expressed a desire to be called home to his Redeemer and leave this world of trouble. He bore his affliction with christian patience. Buried the 15th, at Hoover's Church, near Marticville, Lancanster co. Services by Amos Herr and John Harnish, from Numbers 28: last part of 10th verse.

Nov. 16th, in Manheim twp, Lanc. co., Pa., of diphtheria, JONAS S., youngest son of Abm. L. and Martha STAUFFER, aged 5 years, 8 mos. and 2 days. Funeral, 18th. Services by J. Landis and Chr. Herr. Text: Psa. 16:6. Farewell my dear parents, We must now be parted; Farewell my three brothers, Prepare to meet me above; Farewell my dear sister, The Lord you must love.

Nov. 17th, in Pickering, Ontario co., Ont., Sister FANNY REESOR, aged 65 years, 5 months and 8 days. She united with the Mennonite Church at the age of nineteen. She was a dear mother, a good example in the church, and a patient Christian. Confined for five weeks to her bed, she bore her sickness with the greatest patience. Funeral sermon by Bishop Reesor, Jacob Wideman and Joseph Barkey, in German from 1 Cor. 15:55-57; and S. Hoover in English, from Amos 4: last part of 12th verse. "Prepare to meet thy God, O Israel." We hope she is at rest and our good example, and when we leave this world of trouble and suffering, that we may have an unending inheritance in the land where sorrow and death never come. Farewell, mother, a long farewell: For we shall meet no more, Till we are raised with thee to dwell on Zion's happier shore.

Nov. 28th, in Bedminster twp., Bucks co., Pa., BARBARA, daughter of Joseph MEYERS, in the 13th year of her age. Buried Dec. 1st, at Deep Run. Services by Samuel Godshalk and Isaac Moyer.

Nov. 14th, in Bucks co., Pa., a child of Enos DETWEILER, aged 4 weeks and 19 days. Buried 16th, at Line Lexington. Services by S. Godshalk and Isaac Rickert.

Nov. 20th, in Fulton co., O., of diphtheria, JOHN, aged 13 years, 8 mos. and 28 days. - On Dec. 3rd, MARY ANN, 5 years, 6 mos. and 28 days. - On the 6th BARBARA, aged 9 years, 7 mos. and 26 days. These three were the children of Benedict and Lydia SCHAD. This is a severe affliction, but mourn not, dear parents, the Lord hath only called his own little ones to a better land.

Nov. 23rd, in East Lampeter twp., Lancaster co., Pa., ELIZA, wife of George L. BUCKWALTER, and only daughter of Jos. and Elisabeth ESBENSHADE; aged 34 years and 5 months. Buried at Mellinger's burying ground Many dear friends and relatives mourn her death, but 'tis the voice of God, and all must submit. Impressive remarks, on the occasion, by John L. Landis and Isaac Eby. Text: Mark 13: "Take heed: watch and pray."

Dec. 15th, near Petersburg, Lancaster co., Pa., Bro. JACOB HERSHEY, aged 60 years, 9 mos. and 2 days. Buried 17th, in the Petersburg burying-ground. Text: Thess. 4:13, 14. Peace to his remains.

Dec. 9th, near Orrstown, Franklin co., Pa., of typhoid fever, Bro. JACOB WEAVER, aged 35 years, 6 mos. and 21 days. Buried 11th, at Chambersburg Church. On the solemn occasion, words of comfort were spoken from 2 Cor. 5:1, by Peter Wadel, Philip W. Parret and others. A wife and three little children are left to mourn their loss. He bore his affliction with a hope, that if called from his dear family, to meet them in heaven. Though young, he was a light in the Church, and beloved by all who knew him.

Dec. 7th, in Gage co., Neb., ABRAHAM, son of William and Nancy WYMER, aged 13 years, 2 mos. and 1 day. The death was sudden; he rode a colt to drive cattle off the grain, at one o'clock, P.M., and was not found till 4 P.M. Is is supposed that the colt fell on him; when found, he was lying on his face speechless, with his eyes closed; and died next morning, at 5 A.M. A loud call to the young. In the midst of life we are in death.

Dec. 1st, near Nappanee, Elkhart co., Ind., of croup, MAGDALENA, daughter of Jacob and _____ BLYLEY, aged 3 years, 1 month and 22 days. Services by Jonathan Smucker. Text: I Peter, 1:24.

Dec. 8th, near Bluffton, Allen co., Ohio, Bro. PETER BUESSEL, aged 83 years, 11 mos. and 8 days. This aged brother suffered many days with dropsy, yet he looked forward with hope to the time of his release. Buried the 10th, in the presence of many friends. Text: 2 Tim. 4:5-8. "Welt ninweg Ich bin dein nuded, Ich will nach dem Himmel zu; Da wird sein der rechte Friede, Und die wahren, Seeien ruh. Welt, bei dir ist angst und noth, Schmerzen und ein bitter Tod, In dem Himmel allezeit, Freude, Rub, und Seligkeit."

Dec. 11th, very suddenly, near West Liberty, Logan co., Ohio, Bro. SAMUEL PLANK, aged 70 years, 4 mos. and 21 days. He was a deacon in the Amish Church about 30 years, which office he filled faithfully. Buried the 13th, in the presence of a large concourse of friends, acquaintances and neighbors. Appropriate remarks for the occasion were delivered by David Hartzler and Jonas Yoder in the German language and Pre. Howbert in the English. Text: Matt. 24:44. He was a kind neighbor an affectionate father, and an exemplary Christian. He lived in Mifflin and Lancaster Cos., Pa., until 1845; when he moved to Logan Co., Ohio, where he lived on the same farm until his death.

Nov. 15th, in Holmes Co., Ohio, MAGDALENA WEAVER, wife of Peter S. Weaver, aged 72 years, 2 months and 14 days.

Dec. 13th, in York Co., Pa., of palsy, ELISABETH SPRENKEL, wife of Bro. Geo. Sprenkel, age 56 years, 7 months and 18 days. Buried on the 15th at Bear's Meeting-house. Funeral services by Jacob Hershey and S.L. Roth, from Heb. 4:10.

Nov. 29th, in Salisbury Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., of consumption, Sister MAGDALENA SCHWARTZ, wife of Jacob Swartz, aged 46 years, 10 months and 11 days. Buried the 2nd of December. As a text and hymn she selected Philippians 1:21-23, and the hymn, "Wo ist Jesus emin Verlangen," from with text impressive remarks were made by Pre. Daniel and John P. Mast. She was a beloved and faithful sister in the Amish Mennonite Church. She leaves a bereaved husband and five children whom she frequently exhorted to Christian obedience. "Meines Lebens best Freude Ist der Himmel, Gottes Thron; Meiner Seele Trost und Weide Ist mein Jesus, Gottes Sohn; Was mein Herze recht erfreut, Ist in jener Herrlichkeit."

Transcriber's Note: Nov. 29th - wife's name is written as Schwartz, husband's as Swartz.

Dec. 19th, 1878, near Goshen, Elkhart Co., Ind., CHRISTIAN, oldest son of Michael and Elizabeth HONDERICK, aged 44 years and 23 days. He was buried in the Mennonite Church in Clinton, on the 21st. He leaves an aged mother, two brothers and five sisters to mourn their loss, but they mourn not as those who have no hope. He died in a strong faith in the Lord.

Nov. 14th - near Bridgeport, Franklin Co., Pa., of three days illness, Bro. JOSEPH GINGERICH, aged 73 years and 4 days. Bro. Gingerich came from Lebanon Co., to this place in 1845, where he has since lived until his spirit left its tenement of clay. Buried on the 16th, at the Mennonite Church, in the presence of many friends and neighbors. Text: Psa. 102:12, 13.

Dec. 11th, near Blue Springs, Neb., of scarlet fever, SARAH LAURA, aged 5 years, 8 mos, and 11 days. Dec. 14th, POLLY, aged 2 years, 2 months and 1 day; children of B.F. and Julia SCHOCK.

Dec. 15th, in Logan co., Ohio, NANCY MAY, daughter of Daniel C. and Anna YODER, aged 3 years and 26 days. Buried 17th, in the family burying-ground. Remarks by C.K. Yoder and John P. King, from Luke 18: 15-17.

Dec. 19th, same place, LYDIA, daughter of Jacob and Salome KAUFFMAN, aged 1 year, 11 mos. and 5 days. Buried the 20th. Services by C.K. Yoder from Amos 4: 12; and John P. King from Psa. 16:5, 6.

Dec. 23rd, near Nappanee, Elkhart co., Ind., of heart disease, Bro. ANDREW BLYLEY, aged 40 years, 8 months and 21 days. Buried 25th. Services by Jonathan Smucker, text: Psa. 39: 5. Bro. Blyley's wife died a few years ago. Three orphan children are left to mourn the early departure of their parents.


Transcribed by C. Wheeler - British Columbia

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