HERALD OF TRUTH - Volume XVI, Number 9 - September 1879 - page 177, 178
Died June 21st, in East Buffalo township, Union Co., Pa., Sister LOVINA RIEHL, widow, aged 89 years, 1 month and 8 days. She was buried on the 24th, and her remains were followed to their last resting place, by many relatives and friends. Funeral services by Pre. David Zook of Allenville, Pa., from 2 Tim. 4:7, 8. The subject of this notice was born in Berks Co., Pa., May 13th, 1790. Her maiden name was Yoder. While yet young she moved with her parents and family to Mifflin Co., Pa., where she was married to John Riehl about the year 1815, with whom she had 11 children-2 sons and 9 daughters, all of whom, except the oldest, a daughter, survive her. In the year 1850, she moved with her husband and several children to Union Co., where she lived the reminder of her life. Her husband died in 1864, and she remained a widow to her death. Her surviving descendants are 10 children, 30 grand-children and 3 great-grand-children. Our aged sister in the Lord accepted the faith of the Amish Mennonite Church while young and lived consistently with its doctrines to her end. For the last ten or twelve years she was unable to attend public worship. Frequently sermons were preached at her home, which greatly cheered her on her way to heaven. Her sickness was of about three weeks duration. About two months before her death she accidentally seated herself beside her chair and sustained a severe injury in one of her limbs. She was never able to walk afterward. Three weeks previous to her death she was prostrated by a stroke of palsy which was soon followed by a second stroke. From the effects she remained confined to her bed till relieved by death from her suffering.
E. B. RIEHL.
June 29th, in Mt. Joy, Lancaster Co., Pa., of paralysis, Pre. DAVID GARLACH, aged 69 years, 7 months and 10 days. Funeral on the 2nd of July. Text : 1 Cor. 15 : 58. Bro. Garlach was a faithful, pious and impartial preacher of the "Old Brethren" denomination. He was highly esteemed among all who knew him.
July 2nd, near Salunga, Lancaster Co., Pa., of consumption, FANNY HIESTAND, aged 17 years, 6 months and 24 days. Funeral on the 5th. Text : Isaiah 40 : 6-8. Buried in the family grave-yard. A loud call for the young.
July 5th in York Co., Pa., of apoplexy, Bro. JOSEPH STONER, aged 76 years and 10 months. Funeral on the 7th. Text : Rev. 14 : 13.
July 16th in Mt. Joy Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., DANIEL H.
ZERFY, aged 5 months and 16 days. Funeral on the 19th. Text
: Ps. 39 : 5. Buried at Strickler's Meeting-house.
July 18th, near Newtown, Lancaster Co., Pa., ANNA S. SHENK, wife of Henry H. Shenk, aged 25 years and 5 days. Funeral on the 21st. Text : John 8 : 51; 3 : 36.
July 26th, in York Co., Pa., Bro. JOHN STAUFFER (deacon), aged 66 years, 10 months and 11 days. Funeral on the 29th. Text : 1 Thes. 4 : 13-18. Buried at Witmer's (Stone Bridge) Meeting house. Bro. Stauffer was a faithful member of the church. He was a brother of Bishop Frederick Stauffer.
August 5th, near Manheim, Lancaster Co., Pa., Sister ANNA BRUBACHER, widow of Bishop John Brubacher dec,d, aged 82 years 4 months and 15 days. Funeral on the 8th. Text : Rev. 7 : 16, 17: Buried at Hernley's Meeting-house. Sister Brubacher was a faithful member of the church.
July 31st, in Pulaski, Davis Co., Iowa, of dropsy, JACOBINA, born Nafzinger, wife of Michael MILLER, aged 66 years and 6 months.
August 15th, near Sporting Hill, Lancaster Co., Pa., ANNA, only daughter of CHRISTIAN and _______ SIMON, aged 3 years, 2 months and 1 day. Funeral on the 18th. Text : Ps. 90 : 12. Buried at Erisman's Meeting-house.
July 19th, near Alexandria, Columbiana Co., Ohio, of apoplexy, very suddenly, Sister ELISABETH SMITH, daughter of Pro. Jacob Smith, who died near two years ago. She was with her brother-in-law Michael Bower at the time of her death. Her remains were deposited in the Alexandria burying-ground, where her father and mother also are buried. Her age was 43 years, 5 months and 26 days.
July 23rd, in Elkhart Co., Ind., Sister CATHARINE BLAUCH, wife of D. D. Blauch, aged 48 years, 5 months and 10 days. Buried the 24th, attended by a large concourse of friends. A husband and six children are left to mourn their loss, but not as those having no hope. Her disease was dropsy, from which she had much to suffer, yet her suffering was borne with Christian patience. She was a faithful sister in the Amish Church. The funeral services were conducted by B. Schrock, from 2 Cor. 5 ; and C. S. Miller from Philip. 1 : 21.
July 26th, in Summerfield, Ill., MARIA LEISY, wife of Jacob Leisy, aged 61 years, 2 months and 2 days. Her maiden name was Strohm. She had been married about 40 years. Her disease was cholera morbus. She was buried on the 27th, on which occasion a discourse was delivered from Phil. 1. 21. Peace to her ashes.
July 31st, very suddenly, near Nappanee, Elkhart Co., Ind. SUSANNA STAHLEY, aged 29 years, 6 months and 15 days. John Anglemeyer and Jonathan Smucker spoke words of comfort from Matt. 24 : 44.
Aug. 6th, near Litiz, Lancaster Co., Pa., ANNA LEAH, daughter of Nathaniel and Mary BRUBAKER, aged 5 months and 5 days. Services by Christian Risser, and Christian Bomberger, from Luke 18 : 15, 16. Not dead but only gone before, To yonder home of bliss; Her days on earth so soon were o,er Our darling much we miss.
We may not wish her back again,
Nor for her own dear sake;
Oh love! to form one happy chain
How many thou dost break.
Aug. 7th, in Putnam Co., Ohio, of long continued rheumatism, and inflammation, Bro. DAVID BUCHER, aged 31 years, 2 months and 26 days. His remains were placed in the old Mennonite grave-yard, at which time appropriate remarks were made by P. Schumacher, J. Moser and C. Zimmerly, from 2 Cor. 5 : 1.
Aug. 14th, in Kishacoquillas Valley, Pa. SARAH YODER, sister of Preacher Sem Yoder, in the 72nd year of her age. Sermon by Jacob Hostetler. She had never been married.
Aug. 17th, near Wakarusa, Elkhart Co., Ind., from internal injuries sustained by a fall, ABRAHAM N. HOLDEMAN, youngest son of Joseph and Anna Holdeman, aged 17 years, 10 months and 25 days. During the week of suffering which preceded his death he was led to feel the need of a Savior, and putting his trust in Jesus, looking through him to God for the salvation of his soul, he was made to realize the forgiveness of his sins and exceptance with the father of mercy, and being baptized and received into the church, he was enabled to confess that his sins were taken away and that he was prepared to die. He seemed to have no fear of death, and spoke of dying with the greatest composure. He at one time said to his mother, that he thought he ought to go home; when she told him that he was at home, he replied that this had been his home, but now he had another and a better home. He also spoke of having seen his brothers and sisters whom he had never before seen, and the angels, and that it was not so far as he thought. A short time before his spirit winged its flight to another world, he said, "Glory to God, glory to God in the highest." These were his last words, and so praising God, he fell asleep on earth as we hope to awaken, "Where in a sweeter nobler strain He sings God's power to save." Rejoicing in that blessed name, Which all these blessings gave." He was buried on the 19th, followed by a very large number of friends and relatives. Services by J. F. Funk and J. S. Coffman, from Rom. 5 : 1-5.
Aug. 18th, in Elkhart Co., Ind., of cholera infantum, OTIS, son of William and ______ WATERMAN, aged 2 years, 3 months and 2 days. Buried on the 19th. Services by J. S. Coffmaa (sic) and J. F. Funk, from 1 Cor. 15 : 20, 21. "Little children gath,rest thou, Faithful shepherd to thy rest; Far from sorrow, far from woe They with thee are ever blest."
Aug. 15, in McLean Co., Ill., son of Jacob and Veronica AUGSPURGER, aged 2 months and 10 days. Buried the 17th. Sermon by Joseph Stuckey, from Hebrews 4.
Aug. 18th in McLean Co., Ill., ELISABETH R. NUSBAUM, daughter of Jacob and Catharine Nusbaum, aged 3 years, 1 month and 5 days. Her body was deposited in mother earth the 19th. Funeral sermon by Joseph Stuckey, from 1 Cor. 15 : 55.
May 16th, in McLean Co., Ill. Sister MAGDALENA ENGEL, born Ehrisman, aged about 56 years. She was a faithful sister of the Mennonite Church. Buried the 18th. Ceremonies conducted by Jos. Stuckey.
July 15th, in McLean Co., Ill., JOSEPH SHERTS, aged 20 years and 10 days. He suffered severely from internal inflammation. He became concerned about his welfare, and desired baptism, which was administered. Buried the 17th, at which time services were held by Joseph Stuckey.
Transcribed by Donna Goble, Arizona.