Herald of Truth Obituaries - March, 1880

Herald of Truth - Volume XVII, Number 3 - March 1880, page 56, 57

On the ___ of February, in Philadelphia, Pa., of an internal abscess and erysipelas, DANIEL W. GROSS, son of Joseph N. Gross of New Britian* Township, Bucks Co., aged 33 years, 8 months and 8 days. Buried on the 15th, at Doylestown. Services by Abraham Moyer at the house in German, and Samuel Godshalk at the church in English.

In Sept., 1879, in Lebanon Co., Pa., JOHN HOSTETTER, SR., aged 91 years, 1 month and 8 days.

Dec. 4th, 1879, in Cumberland Co., Pa., SAMUEL E., son of Bro. Henry and Sister Mary HEAGY, aged 2 years, 9 months and 11 days. Services by P. Wadle and M. Whisler.

Dec. 27th, 1879, in Snyder Co., Pa., CORA, daughter of John and Barbara ARBOGAST, aged 11 years, 1 month and 1 day. Interred on the 29th. Services by Thomas Graybill and Jacob Vambolt, from Heb. 27:28.

Dec. 31st, at the same place, BARBARA A., daughter of the above parents, aged 14 years, 3 months and 24 days. Buried Jan. 2d. Services by Thomas Graybill and John Vambolt. Text, 2 Cor. 4:17, 18.

Dec. 31st, in Logan Co., O., of consumption, NANCY, wife of Samuel HEADINGS, aged 46 years, 10 months and 29 days. She was a consistent member of the Amish Mennonite church. She leaves a husband and four children to mourn their sad bereavement. Funeral services were held on Jan. 2nd, conducted by Bro. Jonathan Lantz, from pa., and A. R. Howbert, of Bellefontaine. Text, Phillipians 1:21.

Jan. 5th, 1880, in Elkhart Co., Ind., of quinsy and typhoid fever, Bro. JACOB HOCHSTETLER, aged 47 years, 6 months and 11 days. Funeral discourse by Christian Miller and J. J. Weaver.

Jan. 9th, in Baltimore Co., Md., Bro. MOSES YODER, aged 40 years, 1 month and 22 days. In early manhood he made his peace with God, and united with the Amish Mennonite Church, and lived a faithful member till death. During his entire sickness of three years he bore his afflictions with patience and Christian resignation, and left us the reassurance that our loss is his eternal gain. Words of comfort were spoken on the funeral occasion by J. R. Zook, Gideon Stoltzfus and Isaac Ely. He leaves a wife and one child to mourn their loss.

Jan. 3d, in Montgomery Co., Pa., of congestive chills, Deacon JOHN F. DETWEILER, aged 72 years, 3 months and 17 days. He had a gathering on the side of his neck, which the doctor did not consider dangerous, when he was suddenly overcome by the chills and died. He was deacon in the church for 15 years, and we see again how we are all exposed to death, and have no abiding city here. He has been relieved from all his suffering and we hope he has gone to enjoy the glories of a better world.

Dec. 17th, 1879, in Davis Co., Iowa, of sore throat, daughter of Jeremiah and Elisabeth MILLER, aged 11 years, 11 months and 18 days.

Jan. 23rd, at the same place and of the same disease, JULIUS MILLER, aged 24 years, 4 months and 15 days. He lived a quiet and retired life, and was generally beloved. During his sickness he made his peace with God, and was received by baptism into the church.

Jan. 10th, in Lancaster Co., Pa., suddenly, JOHN MARTIN, only child of John and Elisabeth HOFFMASTER, aged 6 months and 10 days. We believe God took our dear babe to draw us nearer to Him. Funeral services by Abraham Witmer and Jacob Brubaker, from Acts 17:30, 31; Genesis 22:11,12.

Jan. 11th, in LaGrange Co., Ind., of diphtheria, ALBERT, twin son of John and Mary MILLER, aged 6 years, 5 months and 27 days. Sermon by C. Plank and J. J. Weaver.

Jan. 12th, near Mifflin, Juniata Co., Pa., of seven days, sickness, Sister CATHARINE STONER, aged 75 years 11 months and 10 days. Buried at the Lost Creek church, where appropriate remarks were made by Jacob and William Graybill, from Rev. 22: middle clause of the 20th verse.

Jan. 28th, in Oxford twp., Adams Co., Pa., of dropsy, Pre. ISAAC HERSHEY, aged 47 years, 9 months and 20 days. The deceased brother was faithful to his charge a number of years. He leaves a widow to mourn her loss. Text on the funeral occasion, 2 Tim. 4:6.

Jan. 20th, in Souderton, Montgomery Co., Pa., of consumption, ELIZABETH HETRICK, (maiden name Souder,) aged 55 years, 4 months and 25 days. Buried at Indian Creek church, on which occasion services were held at the house by Josiah Clemmer, and at the church by Pre. Kehm.

Jan. 25th, on Pretty Prairie, LaGrange Co., Ind., of diphtheria, Sister LYDIA BORNTREGER, mother of the four children who went before her, aged 35 years, 4 months and 12 days. She was a kind mother and a faithful sister in the Amish Mennonite church. She left a husband and one child to mourn their loss, but they need not mourn as those who have no hope, for she had a hope in Jesus. She said she was ready to die. May God bless the bereft husband and friends. Funeral discourse by Joseph Yoder, Peter Long and Christian Warey, from Rev. 14:13.

Jan. 26th, in Blair Co., Pa., of rheumatism, Deacon J. BYERS, aged 78 years, 7 months and 28 days. Brother Byers suffered over a year; for the last three months he was helpless, but he bore his affliction patiently and appeared fully resigned to the will of God, and we trust ready to meet the redeemed of the Lord where all pain and suffering are at an end. He was a consistent member of the church for many years. Buried the 28th. Funeral services by J. and Harman Snyder. from Rev. 14:13.

Jan. 29th, in Knox Co., Tenn., Bro. JACOB WALTZ, aged 62 years, 3 months and 26 days. He bore his sufferings with Christian fortitude, and looked forward to the time when he could rest from his labors. He was a faithful brother in the Amish Mennonite church. He leaves a deeply bereaved wife and five children to mourn his departure. He frequently said he was ready to die. He selected the following hymn to be sung at the grave: "Nun gute Nacht, ihr liebsten mein, Ich musz nun von euch scheiden: Mein, ganze Hoffnung steht allein In Jesu Tod und Leiden."

Jan. 21st, near Spring Hill, Augusta Co., Va., JOSEPH WENGER, aged 78 years, 6 months and 4 days. Buried the 23rd in the family grave-yard. Funeral services by Jacob Hildebrand and John Harshberger.

Feb. 1st, in Millerstown, Perry Co., Pa., of four days, illness, of palsy, JACOB MARTIN, aged 69 years and 6 months. Text: John 14:14.

Feb. 5th, in Juniata Co., Pa., AMOS F., son of Banks and Eve STRAUZER, aged 11 months and 15 days. Buried in the Richfield burying-ground. Services by Thomas Graybill. Text: John 16:22.

Feb. 6th, in Richfield, Juniata Co., Pa., BARBARA SNYDER, aged 74 years, 7 months and 20 days. Interred in Graybill's burying-ground the 8th. Services by Samuel Winey and Thos. Graybill, from Psa. 90:1.

Feb. 7th, at the Jericho Mill, Juniata Co., Pa., of apoplexy, Bro. ENOS BERGEY, aged 58 years, 3 months and 20 days. He leaves a deeply afflicted wife and 6 children to mourn their loss. Buried at the Lost Creek church, where a discourse was delivered by Jacob William Graybill, and Samuel Winey, from Psa. 39:4.

Feb. 8th, near Blue Springs, Gage Co., Neb., after a suffering for years, JOSEPHINE VINEY, aged 44 years, 6 months and 1 day.

Feb. 10th, near Wakarusa, Elkhart Co., Ind., LUCINDA, daughter of Daniel Sanders, dec,d, and wife of Philip R. KILMER, Jr., aged 22 years, 3 months and 24 days. She had been suffering with consumption for nearly a year, when she took the measles, and her wasted energies not being able to endure the force of both diseases, death came soon to her relief. Some time previous to her death she saw the necessity of turning to Jesus and making her peace with God, and was received into the church by baptism. She manifested a very cheerful spirit, and a firm trust in Jesus. She would have been glad, for the sake of husband, mother, sister and brother, to have been spared to those dear ones a while longer, but was resigned to the will of the Lord. Funeral services by J. M. Culbertson and John F. Funk, from Psa. 103:15, 16. and Job 14:1, 2.

In Saline Co., Kansas, of inflammation of the lungs, EMMA, daughter of William and Sarah BUZZARD, aged 2 months and 3 days. Funeral services by Rev. Jones on the 6th of February.

Feb. 1st, in Kishacoquillas Valley, Mifflin Co., Pa., REBECCA SMOKER, wife of Solomon Smoker, aged 26 years, 3 months and 13 days.

Feb. 15th, in Philadelphia, Pa., of consumption, with which he suffered several years, JOHN L. FRICK. Buried on Thursday, the 19th.

Feb. 19th, 1880, near Wakarusa, Elkhart Co., Ind., of diphtheria, HENRIETTA, only child of William and Mary HOLDEMAN, aged 1 year, 7 months and 7 days. Services by J. F. Funk, from 2 Kings 4: last part of 26th verse.
"Little children gatherest thou,
Faithful Shepherd, to thy rest;
Far from sorrow, far from woe,
They with thee are ever blest."

Feb. 13th, near Nappanee, Elkhart C., Ind., DORA, only child of Jonathan and Mary YODER, aged 4 years, 8 months and 23 days. Funeral services by J. S. Snell and Jonathan Smucker.

Feb. 17th, near Nappanee, Elkhart Co., Ind., SAMUEL MAST, aged 49 years and 28 days. He leaves a deeply bereft wife and five children to mourn their loss. They need not mourn as those who have no hope; he bore his afflictions of nine weeks, sickness with patience, and died with a living hope in Christ. Funeral services by Jonathan Smucker.

The following deaths are all of Lancaster Co., Pa.:

Jan. 3rd, in Mount Joy, AMOS D. KOPP, aged 2 years, 3 months and 17 days. Funeral on the 6th. Text, 2 Kings 4:26. Buried at Mount Joy Cemetery.

Jan. 4th, near Union Square, Bro. HENRY METZLER, aged 59 years, 3 months and 9 days. Funeral on the 7th. Text. 2 Cor. 5:10. Buried at Hernly's meeting house. A large congregation assembled to manifest their high esteem for the deceased. Bro. Metzler was an exemplary Christian, good and kind husband and father and useful citizen. Peace to his ashes.

Jan. 7th, near Junction, FRANCES, youngest child of Bro. and Sister John S. WEIDMAN, aged 1 year, 8 months and 13 days. Funeral on the 10th. Text, Psa. 16:6. Buried at Kauffman's meeting-house.

Jan. 10th, in Manor Twp., JOHN MARTIN, only child of John and Lizzie HOFFMASTER, aged 6 months and 10 days. Funeral on the 13th. Text, Genesis 22:1,2; Acts 17:30, 31.

Jan. 14th, 3 miles north of Manheim, Bro. JONAS WEAVER, aged 71 years, 3 months and 3 days. Funeral on the 17th. Text, Rom. 6: 23. Buried at Hernly's meeting-house.

Jan. 14th, at Junction, HENRY L., infant son of Bro. and Sister Samuel HOFFMAN, aged 5 months and 8 days. Funeral on the 17th. Text, 2 Kings 4:26. Buried at Kauffman's meeting-house. This little child was scalded by a cup of hot coffee.

Jan. 30th, near Junction, Sister FANNIE H. WEIDMAN, wife of Bro. John C. Weidman, aged 32 years, 1 month and 12 days. Funeral on Feb. 2nd. Text, Rom. 14:8,9. Buried at Kauffman's meeting-house. Sister Weidman was a faithful member of the church.

Feb. 12th, at the residence of David Mellinger near Columbia, where she was on a visit, Sister ELIZABETH J. SHETTER, aged 70 years, 11 months and 21 days. Funeral on the 15th. Text, John 8:51. Buried at Hernley's meeting-house. Sister Shetter was baptized on her death-bed.

Feb. 4th, in Mount Joy, DANIEL DOSTER, aged 49 years, 1 month and 19 days. Funeral on the 18th. Text, Psa. 39:5,6. Buried at Mount Joy cemetery.

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

Transcribed by: Mary Teeter, Michigan

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