Herald of Truth Obituaries - August, 1880

Herald of Truth - Volume XVII, Number 9 - August, 1880, page 153, 154

June 30th, near Blue Springs, Gage Co., Neb., OLIVER H., son of Jacob and Mary J. HEADINGS, aged one year and twenty days. In Jesus is our redemption and in God our salvation.

On the 26th of July, in Union Tp., Elkhart Co., Ind., of cholera infantum, RUFUS MELVIN, only child of Emery and Susanna KINDIG, aged 7 months and 11 days. The parents feel their afflictions very deerly*, but it is the Lord that has brought this affliction upon them for his own wise purpo*e. We know that "whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth," and through the chastening of the Lord, we are brought nearer to him; and if he sends a little child "to lead us" let us not despise one of these little ones.

On the 22nd of July, very suddenly, in Somerset Co., Pa., JOHN J. KAUFFMAN, aged about 50 years.

July 16th, near Salunga, Lancaster County, Pa., HENRY W., son of Wm. H. and Rebecca P. BAYMOUND. Funeral on the 19th. Text: Matt. 18:30, an d Rev. 3:20. This little child was accidently* scalded. Buried at Hernly's meeting-house.

July 20th, near Rohrerstown, Lancaster County, Pa., suddenly, STEHMAN C. DIETRICH, aged 19 years, 9 months and 17 days. Funeral on the 23rd. Text: Rev. 22:12. Buried at the Millersville meeting-house. This young man went with some other young men to shoot birds. They were overtaken by a thunder storm. The others sought shelter at a hay stack; but he run under a tree, where he was killed by lightning. A sad and solemn call. Surely, life is uncertain.

July 5th, in Mount Joy, Lancaster Co., Pa., of consumption, Bro. MARTIN IMHOFF, aged 47 years, 8 months and 12 days. Funeral on the 8th. Text: John 8:51, and Psalms 90:12. Buried at Landisville.

July 10th, near White Oak, Lancaster County, Pa., Bro. SAMUEL BRAND, aged 74 years, 9 months and 25 days. Funeral on the 13th. Text: John 6:40. Buried at Hernly's meeting-house.

July 13th, near Lancaster Pa., DAVID BRUBACHER, aged 70 years, 6 months and 22 days. Funeral on the 16th. Text: Rev. 16:17 Buried in the family grave-yard.

July 7th, in Washington County, Iowa, Sister ANNA WITMER, aged 64 years. She came to her death in the following manner: On the evening of July 7th she with her husband, John Witmer, went to their son's store, two miles distant, to make some purchases. Cheerful and well they started for home, and at a cross road the mules suddenly shied, and Sister Witmer was thrown from the wagon, and from outward appearance she was not hurt, but in a few minutes she expired. She made it a rule not to leave home without first reading a psalm, and this evening was the forty-fifth. Whereupon she said, "Ah! this is the wedding Psalm." She has gone to the wedding of the Lamb. She leaves a bereaved husband and eleven children. Her oldest daughter preceded her three months. Services by Chr. Bechler, in German, James Leeper and Rev. Pike, in English, from Luke 10:42.

July 9th, in Shelby County, Mo., of Cholera infantum, ELIJAH E., son of Jacob and Lydia JOHNSON. Funeral sermon by John Brubaker.

July 1st, at the home of her _____, Tobias H. Grieder, near Marietta, Lancaster County, Pa., FRANCES H. GREIDER, of West Hempfield township, Lancaster County, aged 38 years and 5 days. Funeral on the 4th. Text: John 10:9. Buried at Silver Spring Cemetery Sister Grieder was a devoted Christian.

July 6th, in Lower Salford township, Montgomery County, Pa., very suddenly of paralysis, Bro. JACOB K. ALDERFER, aged 55 years, 1 month and 1 day. He was buried on Sunday, the 11th, in the Salford burying-ground, followed to his last resting place by a large funeral assembly. He was a faithful member and a strong pillar in the church; his seat was seldom vacant; and he was very attentive to the services. We hope and believe he is now enjoying his everlasting rest.

June 30th, near Blue Springs, Gage Co., Neb., OLIVER H., son of Jacob and Mary J. HEADINGS, aged one year and twenty days. In Jesus is our redemption and in God our salvation.

In Elkhart, Ind., on the 13th of July, of cholera infantum, JOHN EDWIN, only son of John F. and Salome FUNK, aged 31 days. Buried at Shaum's burying-ground. Services by J. S. Coffman and Henry Shaum from Matt. 18:10. The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.

April 17th, near Loudon, Franklin County, Pa., of Consumption, CHARLOTTE BAER, in her 37th year. Funeral sermon by Jacob Leaman.

May 19th, near Berlin, Holmes County, Ohio, Bro. TOBIAS MILLER, aged 78 years, 9 months and 13 days. He was born in Somerset County, Pa., and was the father of 12 children, 9 of whom are living, 53 grand-children, and 5 great-grandchildren. Service by D. Bitschy and J. Hochstetler, from Rev. 14:12,13.

May 20th, near Maxville, Perry County, Ohio, of spasms, SAMUEL BEERY, aged 19 years, 5 months and 1 day. Buried on the 22nd at the Mennonite Church.

June 13th, at his residence, near Singer's Glen, Rockingham County, Va., SOLOMON FUNK, aged about 50 years. He was the son of Joseph Funk, who was the author of Harmonia Sacra, Genuine Church Music, and inventor of Funk's Character Notes. Solomon's early life was spent in publishing music books and the Southern Musical Advocate, and in teaching music. Later, and up to the time of his death, he was a minister, held in high regard in the Baptist denomination.

June 22nd, at Spring Creek, Rockingham Co., Va., of heart disease, Sister MAGDALENA WEAVER, aged 54 years, 7 months and 10 days, widow of preacher John Weaver, whose obituary notice appeared in the HERALD OF TRUTH, June, 1877. Three years she was parted from him; but we have a lively hope that she has now gone to dwell with him forever.

June 20th, near Scalp Level, Somerset County, Pa., of consumption, Bro. DAVID LEHMAN, only son of Tobias and Nancy Lehman, aged 25 years, 4 months and 13 days. He leaves a bereaved wife and one child to mourn his loss, although they mourn not as those that have no hope. Three weeks before his death he was received in the Mennonite Church with a number of others by water baptism, but the time was short to labor in the Lord's vineyard, but in great earnest he labored as long as he could. at the day of his departure he gave good-bye to all present, kissed his father, and selected 2 Cor. 5:1 as his funeral text. On the 22nd his remains were buried in the grave-yard near Jonas Weaver's. Words of comfort were spoken from the selected Scripture, by Jonas and Samuel Blough.

June 23rd, in Somerset County, Pa., JACOB BLOUGH, an old member of the German Baptist Church, aged 71 years, 1 month and 18 days. On the 25th his body was consigned to mother earth at the Berkey meeting-house. Funeral sermon by Joseph Berkey and Jacob Hopzapple.

June 23rd, in Waterloo County, Ont., ENOCH, son of Jonathan and Mary SITLER, aged 7 months and 25 days. Buried at Martin's burying-ground.

June 29th, the father of the above child, of lung and heart disease, Bro. JONATHAN SITLER, aged 45 years and 20 days. He leaves a mourning wife and nine children. Buried July 1st in Martin's grave-yard.

June 29th, at Woolwich, Waterloo County, Ont., AMOS, son of Enoch and Susanna BAUMAN, aged 3 years, 10 months and 5 days.

Jene* 30th, in Allen County, Ohio, ISAAC GOOD, son of Henry and Betty Good, aged 1 year, 6 months and 29 days. Buried on the 1st of July. Services by C. B. and G. Brenneman.

July 4th, in Harden County, Ohio, ELIZABETH JANE, daughter of Ephraim and ____ Ream, aged 1 year, 4 months and 22 days. Buried the 5th. Services by C. B. Brenneman.

June 26th, In Juniata County, Pa., MARTIN MUSSER, aged 44 years, 2 months and 20 days. Buried at Lost Creek. Appropriate remarks were made by Samuel Winey, Jacob and William Graybill, from the words, "Watch Therefore."

July 8th, in Juniata County, Pa., MARY A. LANDIS, aged 15 years, 11 months and 24 days. Buried the 10th. Remarks suitable to the occasion were made by William Graybill and John Landis. Text: Philip. 1:21.

July 8th, in Juniata County, Pa., Bro. ABRAHAM PAGE, aged 67 years, 9 months and 25 days. He was a member of the Mennonite Church many years; he was sick for several months of weakness, and as the days and nights grew shorter, he saw more of the way of life, and said, he would rather depart and be with Christ, which is far better. Buried the 11th at the church near Richfield. Sermon by Samuel Winey and William Graybill. Text: Jeremiah 21: last part of verse 8.

July 9th, in Westmoreland County, Pa., ESTHER LAIN, aged 75 years, 8 months and 28 days; her maiden name was Overholt. She was buried the 10th in the Mennonite cemetery at Stonerville. She was a member of the church at that place for many years, and her seat was seldom vacant till of late years, when her health failed, She was a mother in Israel, and she has gone to her rest.

July 9th, near Dayton, Rockingham county, Va., BENJAMIN WENGER, aged about seventy years. He was buried the 10th in the old Blosser grave-yard. Bro. Wenger was for many years a deacon in the church in Rockingham County. On account of feeble health, accompanied by much suffering, he could not attend to the duties of his office for some years. But all his suff,rings now are o,er, His tortured body is at rest; The burdened spirit sighs no more But joins in praises with the blest.

In Elkhart County, Ind., on the 15th of July, CHARLES, son of William and _____ WATERMAN, aged 8 years, 4 months and 29 days. Services by J. M. Christophel and John F. Funk, from Job. 1:21.

*Transcriber's note: as printed by the Herald of Truth

Transcribed by: Mary Teeter, Michigan

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