Herald of Truth Obituaries - May, 1879

HERALD OF TRUTH - Volume XVI, Number 5 - May 1879 - pp 96, 97

In East Salem, Juniata Co., Pa., GRACE, daughter of Benjamin and Clara CUSTER, aged 1 year 2 months and 22 days. Buried at the Richfield burying-ground on the 15th of Jan. Services by William and Thomas Graybill. Text: Matt. 19:13-15.

Jan. 27th, in Garrett Co., Md., LUCINDA, only daughter of Aaron and Catharine BEACHY, aged 19 years, 11 months and 29 days. Buried at the family burying-ground on the 29th. Funeral services by Bro. H. H. Blauch, from Rev. 14:13. A large number of friends and neighbors were present. Sister Beachy took sick Tuesday previous to her death. She became alarmed concerning her soul, felt that she was out of the ark of safety and on Sunday sent for Bro. H. Blaugh who received the message just as meeting closed. Bro. Blauch and deacons Livengood and Folk hurried to the place ten miles distant. She was very sick but her mind was still strong and manifested a good degree of faith in her Savior, with a great desire to be received in the church by baptism which was done the same evening and also the emblems of the broken body and the shed blood dispensed to her after which she rested better but the next day at noon she died. A warning and strong call for the young. In the midst of life, you are in danger. Christ saith, "Therefore be ye prepared, for the Son of man cometh in an hour that ye know not."

Feb. 1st, in Juniata Co., Pa., ANNIE MAY, daughter of William and Elizabeth GRAYBILL, aged 17 days. Buried at Lost Creek Church grave-yard. Services by Jacob Graybill, Jacob Kurtz, and S. Gayman. Text: Ps. 16:6.

Feb. 8th, in Huron co., Ont., of dropsy, Bro. ELI CLEMENS, widower, aged 63 years, 7 months and 18 days.

Feb. 4th, in McAllisterville, Juniata Co., Pa., SARAH, wife of Daniel MASSER, aged 32 years, 8 months and 22 days. She leaves a husband and 7 children to mourn her departure. Buried near Richfield at Graybill's grave-yard, where many friends and neighbors met to pay their last respects. Appropriate remarks were made on the occasion by Samuel Winey, Thomas and William Graybill. Text: Ps. 31:5.

Feb. 11th, Sister EVE, widow of Samuel MAUST, of Somerset Co., Pa., aged 82 years, 7 months and 5 days. Buried the 13th at the family burying-ground, on which occasion appropriate remarks were delivered by Bish. Joel Beachy, from John 5:24, 25, to a large congregation of friends and relatives. She united with the Amish Mennonite Church in her young days and was a faithful sister to her death. She lived in wedlock over forty-six years and as widow over thirteen years, was the mother of 14 children, 8 of whom are living, 82 grand-children and 40 great-grand-children. She was a beloved mother, always willing to give a helping hand where needed. The church has lost a faithful sister, and the neighbors a good neighbor. Let them that mourn mourn not as those that have no hope.

Feb. 25th, in Allen Co., Ohio, Bro. ISAAC AMSTUTZ, aged 25 years, 4 months and 3 days. Funeral services by Peter Schumacher at the house, and at the Meeting-house by Bishop John Moser. He leaves a bereaved widow and two small children.

March 23rd, in Lancaster Co., Pa., widow HESS, wife of John Hess dec'd, aged 85 years, 1 month and 12 days. Buried the 24th, in the Hammer Creek burying-ground. Peace to her ashes. Text: Rev. 21:7.

March 12th, in Marshall Co, Ind., Sister LYDIA WIDI, wife of August Widi, aged 37 years, 1 month and 26 days. She was a sister of the Amish Church, and leaves a bereaved husband and 5 children to mourn their loss. Funeral services by Moses Burkholder and J. L. Slabach. 1 Cor. 15.

March 26th, in Marshall Co., Ind., of lung fever, Sister SUSANNA KEMP, wife of Simon Kemp, aged 31 years, 3 months and 5 days. She was an earnest sister of the Amish Church. She leaves 6 children and a mourning husband. Buried the 27th, at which time appropriate services were held by John L. Slabach, from 1 Cor. 15. Both the above were daughters of deacon Valentine Yoder.

March 9th, on Blanchard River, in Putnam Co., Ohio, of consumption, SAMANTHA, daughter of Bro. Christian and Sister Barbara E. MYERS, aged 12 years, 4 months and 4 days. Buried the 11th, in the family grave-yard. Services by George Brenneman.

March 16th, in Osborne Co., Kans., of continued and typhoid fever, LUCY ANN, daughter of Abraham and Elizabeth SHELLENBERGER, aged 7 years, 1 month and 11 days. Funeral services conducted by Hernry Neuschwanger. Text: Ps. 103:15,18.

March 1st, in Mahoning Co., Ohio, Sister ELIZABETH YODER, daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth Yoder, aged 20 years and 7 months. Buried at Oberholtzer's burying-ground. The funeral services were conducted by P. Rosenbeger, J. Bixler and J. Culp. Text: Rev. 2:17. She was sick over a year, which started with scarlet fever, then rheumatism which ended with nerve fever, afterwards she had lung fever, and the last few days she had inflammation of the brain. Five weeks before her death she felt that she must soon leave this earth. She became alarmed at her condition, and sought pardon of her Redeemer. She was received into the church by baptism by J. Bixler.

March the 10th, in Homes Co., Ohio, JACOB M. YODER, aged 67 years, 11 months ,and 26 days. Buried the 12th. Funeral services by David Bitschy and Abraham Mast, from 2 Cor. 5:1,2; Rev. 3:11-22.

March 13th, in Leacock, Lancaster Co., Pa., Sister CATHARINE STEINMAN, born Stolzfus, widow of Jacob Steinman, aged 94 years, 6 months and 25 days. She was a dearly beloved and faithful sister of the Amish Mennonite Church. Funeral text John 11: 25, 26.

March 12th, near Arcadia, Hamilton Co., Ind., CHRISTIAN KAUFFMAN, aged 78 years, 8 months and 24 days. Funeral on the 14th. Services by J. H. Caylor; from Rev. 14:13.

March 13th, in Lancaster Co., Pa., Sister MARGARET MARTIN, aged 25 years, 10 months and 24 days. March 14th, Brother ISAAC MARTIN, aged 26 years and 4 months.
The above were man and wife, and died 26 hours apart, leaving two children. Both were sick with typhoid fever. They were buried in one grave, on Sunday 16th, at Weaverland church-yard, in the presence of a large concourse of people. Services by George Weaver and Jonas Martin, from Ps. 103: 13-17.

March 15th, in Dauphin Co., Pa., ABRAHAM B. STRICKLER, aged 69 years, 4 months and 15 days. Buried the 18th, in the family grave-yard. Remarks by Martin Rutt and Joseph Nissley, from John 5:24.

March 17th, near Litiz, Lancaster Co., Pa., Bro. FREDERICK KELLER. Funeral services were held at his residence, by John Landes and Christina Bomberger. Text: Isaiah 38: last part of the first verse. He was buried in the family grave-yard. He was the father of 13 children, 10 of whom are yet living: 73 grand-children, of whom 50 are living, and 7 great-grand-children.

March 21sty, in Tinicum tp., Bucks Co., Pa., JOHN LOUX, aged 80 years, 6 months and 25 days. He was buried on the 25th. Text: 2 Tim. 4:7,8.

March 26th, in Landisville, Bucks Co., Pa., BARBARA LANDIS, aged 73 years, 6 months and 13 days. Buried in the presence of many friends and relatives. Owing to the disagreeable weather the funeral was not very largely attended. Sermon at the house by Pre. L. Sheip, from Rev. 14:13, at the Meeting-house by Isaac Rickert, from Psa. 34:5.

March 14th, near Dale Enterprise, Rockingham Co., Va., ABRAHAM HEATWOLE, aged 79 years, 5 months and 20 days. During his last illness he suffered intensely. He longed for his parting hour, and was glad to depart. He was a worthy example of faithfulness in assembling with the worshipers at the house of God.

March 22nd, in Tuscarawas Co., Ohio, of the infirmities of age and dropsy, DOROTHY MILLER, widow of Bishop Jacob Miller dec'd, of the Amish Church, aged 87 years, 2 months and 4 days. She was born in Somerset co., Pa., in 1792, moved to Ohio in 1809, and settled near Shanesville, where she lived 70 years. She leaves 5 children, 40 grand- and 130 great-grand-children. Her remains were deposited in the earth the 23rd, in the presence of many relatives and friends, where services were held by A. Mast, from John 11: 24-30: and by Peter Bitschy, from 1 Thess. 4: 13-18.

March 31st, in Stephenson Co., Ills., of rheumatic fever, Bro. DANIEL WADE, aged 57 years, 1 month and 12 days. Buried on the 2nd of April. He leaves a wife and 11 children, and 2 grand-children which were all present at the funeral to mourn their loss. But they mourn not as those having no hope. He told them, that the Lord would take care of him. Funeral services by C. Snavely in German and in English by E. Shellenberger.

April 6th, in Champaign Co., Ohio, Sister EMMA HERTZLER, aged 21 years and 18 days. Buried on the 7th, in the presence of many friends. She was a member of the Amish Church. She leaves a bereaved husband and 3 small children to mourn their loss. Funeral services by John Warye in German, and by A. R. Howbert in English. Text Phil. 1:21

April 9th, near West Liberty, Logan Co., Ohio, NANCY FISHER, aged 21 years, 3 months and 13 days. Her infant preceded her one week. She leaves a deeply bereaved husband to mourn his loss. She bore her severe afflictions with great fortitude and took her departure in a living hope, and firm faith in Jesus Christ. Funeral services on the occasion were delivered by John P. King in German, and by Pre. Drake, from Matt. 24: 41-51.

April 13th, in Logan Co., Ohio, of consumption, from which she was confined to her bed 15 weeks, Sister BARBARA KING, aged 51 years, 7 months and ---- days. She was a faithful sister of the Amish Mennonite Church. She was buried the 15th in the presence of a large concourse of relatives and friends. She had a great desire to depart and be with Christ. She leaves a husband and 4 children to mourn her departure. Three days previous to her death, she desired to partake of the Lord's Supper, which was administered. The sermon on the funeral occasion was delivered by John P. King in German and by Jacob Frantz in English.

April 7th, in Hanover, York Co., Pa., of erysipelas, Sister NANCY M. FORRY, widow of John Forry aged 79 years and 11 days. She leaves 14 children to mourn their loss. Her children were all present at the funeral. She was buried on the 9th of April. Funeral services were conducted by Daniel Shenk and Isaac Hershey. She united with the Mennonite Church when she was young and remained faithful to the end. She leaves 91 grand-children and 17 great-grand-children. Text. Rev. 2:10: "Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give you a crown of life."

April 11th, in Logan Co., Ohio, of typhoid fever, Sister JULIANA PLANK, aged 68 years, 9 months and 22 days. She was the widow of the late Deacon Samuel Plank, who preceded her in death only 4 months. She was buried on the 13th in the presence of an immense concourse of friends, neighbors and acquaintances. Remarks by S. Headings in the German language and by Jacob Frantz in English. Text: 2 Tim. 4: 7-8. Mother Plank was a faithful member in the Amish Church, an affectionate mother and a kind neighbor. Sister Plank and her husband together, brought up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, 9 children, 3 sons and 6 daughters, all of whom became members in the church. The oldest daughter preceded her mother in death 3 years and one month, 8 are still living to mourn their loss, but they mourn not as those who have no hope, as they may in faith and hope say,
Thus father and mother are gone home to dwell,
With the angels in heaven where all is well;
They are resting sweetly together above,
There beyond where all is peace, and joy, and love.

April 6th, in Elkhart Co., Ind., of dropsy and infirmities of old age, CARISTIAN BLAUCH,* aged 72 years 3 months and 18 days. He was buried on the 8th, at the Dunker Meeting-house near Goshen, where services were held b y J. F. Funk and Moses Hess, from 2 Cor. 5:10. He leaves a widow and 8 children to mourn their loss. He was born in Somerset co., Pa., and lived 15 years in the state of Indiana. He was a member of the Mennonite Church and remained steadfast in his faith unto the end.
*Transcriber's note: Typed as printed.

March 11th, in Lancaster Co.,Pa., of typhoid fever Bro. JACOB LANDIS, in his 76h year. He was buried on the 13th, at Mellinger's Meeting-house. He was a consistent member of the church for many years, and had the confidence of those who knew him both in church and out of it. He died in a living faith, comforting his bereaved wife, telling her not to weep, that he had a hope of going to rest and it would not be long until she would be with him in that better land. He had no desire to get well again. He was followed to his last resting place by an unusually large concourse of relatives and friends. Funeral discourses delivered from Heb. 4:9.

May 12th 1878,* near Lakeville, St. Joseph Co., Ind. HENRY GETTIG, aged about 76 years.
*Transcriber's note: Typed as printed.

Transcribed by Jan Wilbur, Utah

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