Herald of Truth Obituaries - January, 1880

Herald of Truth - Volume XVII, Number 1 - January, 1880, page 17

Schantz. - Oct 22nd, in Wayne Co., Ohio, of the infirmities of age, the aged father, and bishop in the Amish Church, CHRISTIAN SCHANTZ; at the advanced age of 91 years and 20 days. He was born in Alsace, France, Oct. 2nd, 1788; he emigrated to America in 1833, and settled in Wayne County. Funeral services were conducted by J. K. Yoder from I Peter 1:22-25.

Hallman. - Nov. 9th, in Upper Providence, Montgomery Co., Pa., MARY L. wife of Abram H. HALLMAN, aged 36 years, 10 months and 3 days. Buried on the 13th, at the Upper Providence Graveyard, followed by many sorrowing relatives and friends. Services by Jacob and John Hunsberger and Jacob Loucks. She was noted for her early piety and exemplary conduct as a Christian. Her death has caused a vacancy keenly felt by the bereaved husband, parents, sister and brother, as well as many sympathizing friends.
"She passed away with the Autumn's leaf,
A sister, wife and mother dear;
Beyond expression is our grief,
Yet hope is smiling, whisp'ring near.
No doubt, no fear, if faith's aright,
Love's pinions gently hover o,er,
To bear the soul to endless light,
Where death and sorrow come no more."

Martin. - Nov. 14th, in Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Co., Canada, of typhoid fever, LEAH, daughter of Bishop Abraham and Elisabeth MARTIN, aged 11 years, 3 months and 3 days. Buried on the 16th, in Martin's Graveyard.

Martin. - Nov. 20th, in Waterloo Co., Canada, of typhoid fever and dropsy Bro. JOHN MARTIN, aged 72 years and 11 months. Interred in Martin's grave-yard on the 22nd, in the presence of many relatives and acquaintances He was grandfather of the above named Leah, and also of the following one:

Martin. - Nov. 23rd, of the same place, of same fever, Bro. JOHN, son of Moses and Maria MARTIN, aged 21 years and 6 months. Buried the 25th in the West Woolwich Burying-ground.

Horst. - Nov. 23rd, in the same place, of long continued suffering, Bro. CHRISTIAN HORST, aged 76 years, 3 months and 19 days. Interred in Martin's Grave-yard the 26th.

Grody. - Nov. 24th, in Wilmot Twp., of the infirmities of age and dropsy, Widow ELISABETH GRODY, at the great age of 90 years, 6 months and 6 days. Buried in Shantz, burying-ground the 27th.

Stauffer. - Nov. 27th, in Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Bro. JACOB STAUFFER, aged 66 years and 10 months. Buried in Blenheim Burying-ground the 30th.

Widmer. - Nov. 19th, in Davis Co., Iowa, JOHN, son of Christian WIDMER, aged 7 years, 2 months and 8 days. This is the fourth death in this family in five weeks.

Kauffman. - Nov. 22nd, in Gordonville, Lancaster Co., Pa., SARAH KAUFFMAN, aged 78 years, 10 months and 7 days, widow of the late Samuel Kauffman who died on the 15th of September, 1879. Funeral services were held by Moses Hertzler and John Stolzfus, from John 11:25, 26. During the last few years of her life she had much to suffer, being afflicted with a severe cough and weakness in the chest, and finally dropsy. She wished to depart and be with Christ. Since her husband died two months ago, she often wished to be with him. She said if it were not for the good books she had, she should have felt very lonesome, she spent much of her time in reading and prayer. She desired others also to read to, and pray for her. She admonished her children and her grand-children to continue in prayer in all earnestness, and desired the following hymn to be sung at her funeral: "Durich viele grosse Plagen, Hat mich der Herr getragen, Von meiner Jugend auf."

She was a sister in the Amish Church for nearly 60 years and was never absent from the services when she was able to attend. She was beloved by all and we trust has obtained the crown of life.

Lokey. - Dec. 1st, near Dayton, Rockingham Co., Va., verily suddenly, Bro. THOMAS LOKEY, aged 75 years, 5 months and 26 days. He went to bed on the evening previous to his death with the expectation of going to mill in the morning. As he did not rise as soon as expected, one of the family entered his room, and found him dying and already unable to speak. He was a consistent member of the Mennonite Church for a number of years. Services by Gabriel D. Heatwole and Rev. ____ Barb.

Brenneman. - Dec. 6th, in Elkhart County, Ind., of palsy, Bro. JOHN BRENNEMAN, aged 63 years, 1 month and 16 days. Bro. Brenneman had been suffering in bodily afflictions, in different forms for a number of years, and during the past Summer had several attacks of the disease which ended his life. The last attack came upon him about noon on Thursday preceding his death. He immediately became unconscious and on Saturday morning death relieved him of his suffering. Some time previous to his death when the writer conversed with him he appeared fully resigned to the will of God, and we trust he has gone to meet the redeemed of the Lord, where all pain and suffering are at an end. He leaves a wife and three children to mourn their loss, but they have reason to believe that their loss is his eternal gain. He was buried on Sunday afternoon, followed to the grave by a very large concourse of relatives and friends. Services by J. F. Funk and Henry Shaum, from I Peter 1:3-6. Peace to his ashes.

Stahly. - Dec. 1st, near Nappanee, Elkhart Co., Ind., Sister MAGDALENA STAHLY, wife of Henry Stahly, at the age of 70 years. She was a faithful sister in the Lord. A husband and six children are left to mourn her death. She was sick only two days. Funeral services by Jonathan Smucker.

Schwartz. - Dec. 3rd, in Wayne Co., Ohio, of dropsy and nerve disease. Bro. JOHN SCHWARTZ, at the age of 72 years, 3 months and 15 days. Buried the 5th, in the presence of a great concourse of friends. In the Sonnenberg Burying-ground. Words of comfort were delivered by Bishop Chr. Sprunger of Berne, Ind., and John Moser, of Bluffton, Ohio, from 2 Cor. 5:1-7. He leaves a bereaved wife and a number of children, to mourn their loss.

Stutzman. - Dec. 10th, in Clinton Twp., Elkhart Co., Ind., of old age, SARAH D. STUTZMAN, widow of Daniel Stutzman, who died in Fairfield Co., Ohio, about 32 years ago; her age was 84 years, 5 months and 21 days. She was a consistent member of the Amish Church about sixty-five years, beloved by all who knew her. She has long had a desire to depart and be with Christ. She has four children living, who were all present when she died. Funeral services by Benjamin Schrock. She was a constant reader of the "Herald of Truth," and it was a great consolation to her, especially in her later years.

Myers. - Sept. 27th in Putnam Co., Ohio, ELECTA, daughter of Bro. Christian and Sister Barbara E. MYERS, aged 1 year, 6 months and 3 days. Buried on the 28th. Services by G. Brenneman.

Shank. - Dec. 10, in Allen Co., Ohio, SUSANNA, daughter and only child of Bro. Martin and Sister Catharine Shank, aged 1 year, 4 months and 24 days. Services by G. Brenneman and F. Hunsicker.

Carson. - Nov. 16th, near Parsons, Labette Co., Kansas, ANNA CARSON, aged 66 years and 3 days. She was a sister to Pre. Jacob Hildebrand, of Virginia. She was fully resigned to the will of God, and ready to depart if it was his will.

Bretz. - Aug. 17th, near Plattville, Ont., Pre. JACOB BRETZ, at the age of 79 years, 7 months and 6 days. He frequently manifested a desire to depart this life and be with the Lord, which is far better. On the morning of his death, his prayer was that the Lord would take him to himself very soon, if it was the divine will and before 11 o,clock his spirit was gone, and the family left to mourn their loss; but their loss is his eternal gain. He was in the ministry forty years. He was buried on the 20th. Funeral services by George Smith and _____Fisher, from the latter part of the seventh chapter of Revelations.

Zehr. - Dec. 14th, in Tazewell Co., Ill., Sister ANNA, wife of Chr. ZEHR, in her 23rd year. She was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite Church. Buried the 16th, when words of comfort and admonitions were spoken to a large concourse of relatives and friends who met to pay the last tribute of respect. Services by Joseph Springer, Chr. Naffziger and Noah Augspurger.

From: Mary Teeter, Michigan

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