Herald of Truth Obituaries - November, 1880

Herald of Truth - Volume XVII, Number 11 - November 1880, page 207, 208

On the 10th of September, near Marshall, Henry Co., Iowa, of consumption, MARY BENDER, step-daughter of John, and daughter of Maria Roth, aged 24 years and 27 days. Funeral services on the 12th, in the meeting-house, by the brethren Daniel Roth of Tazewell Co., Ill., and S. F. Miller. She was a member of the Amish Mennonite church.

On the 19th of August, in LaGrange Co., Ind., FRANCES MILLER, widow of preacher Christian Miller, who was a bishop in the Amish Mennonite church, and who died 36 years ago, since which she has lived in widowhood. Her age was 84 years and 21 days. She had her home with John Miller. Funeral services by John Yoder and David Kauffman.

On the 22nd of August, in LaGrange Co., Ind., PAULINA, daughter of Jeremiah and Mary TROYER. She was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite Church. Her age was 17 years, 7 months and 17 days. She was followed to the grave by many friends. Funeral services by David Kauffman, Borntreger, and Henry Miller.

On the 21st of September, in LaGrange Co., Ind., JOSEPH, son of Daniel and Veronica HERSHBERGER, aged 5 months and 12 days. Funeral services by the brethren John M. Hostetler and Joseph J. Borntreger from Matt. 19:13-26.

On the 25th of August, in LaGrange Co., Ind., FRANKLIN, son of Christian and Elizabeth ESH, aged 5 weeks. Funeral services by Joseph J. Borntreger, from I Pet: 24, 25.

September the 10th, in Westmoreland Co., Pa., JACOB LOUCKS, aged 85 years, 8 months and 4 days. He was buried on the 12th, in the Mennonite cemetery at Stoneville, followed by many relatives and friends, more than could get into the meeting-house. He suffered very much of gravel the latter part of his life, so that he could not go away from home any more. He was not able to attend church for some years. Appropriate remarks were made at the church by preacher Harkey, on the occasion.

September 13th, near Mount Joy, Lancaster Co., Pa., Bro. BENJAMIN D. HERSHEY, aged 33 years, 6 months and 28 days. Funeral on the 15th. Text, 2 Tim 4:6-8. He was buried at Landisville Meeting-house. Bro. Hershey lingered a long time of consumption. He left a wife and two small children to mourn his early death,

September 21st, in Rapho Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., Sister POLLY STAUFFER, wid, aged 71 years, 1 month and 15 days. Funeral on the 25th. Text, 2 Tim. 4:6-8. Buried at Erisman's Meeting, house.

September 24th, near Petersburg, Lancaster Co., Pa., Sister ANNA, wife of Pre. John B. LANDIS, aged 60 years, 8 months and 25 days. Funeral on the 26th, Text, Rev. 7:16, 17. Buried at Petersburg Meeting-house. Sister Landis was a meek, peaceable member of our church, and a light to the world. Peace to her ashes.

September 24th, on Sporting Hill, of diphtheria, D. HARVEY DIEM, aged 5 years, 2 months and 12 days. Funeral on the 26th. Text, Matt. 19:14. Buried at Landisville Meeting-house.

In Whiteside Co., Ill, on the 8th of Sept., of typhoid fever, John GSELL, aged 38 years, 6 months and 18 days. He was buried on the 10th; and leaves a deeply afflicted wife and five children to mourn his early departure. Services by Henry Nice and _____ Zellers from Rev. 14:13. He was followed to the grave by a very large concourse of relatives and friends.

September 19th, near Dale Enterprise, Rockingham Co., Va., of diphtheria, DANIEL MENNO, son of Peter S. and Fannie HARTMAN, aged 2 years, 9 months and 24 days. Buried the 20th at Weaver's. Services by the brethren Samuel Coffman and Daniel and Gabriel Heatwole. Little Daniel suffered extremely for a few days, but now,

"Another little form asleep,
And a little spirit gone,
Another little voice is hushed,
And a little angel born.

"This, thy rest, from Jesus given,
So calm, so sweet, so pure,
Was purchased by the blood of heaven
To make thy sleep secure.

"Then farewell, Dannie, sweetly sleep,
Till God shall bid thee rise;
Our tears will dry-we will not weep-
We,ll meet thee in the skies."

On the 14th of October, in Elkhart Co., Ind., at the residence of her brother-in-law, Noah Bare, CATHARINE NOLD, aged 43 years, 8 months and 4 days. She had been suffering from a tumor in her body for a long time, and on the day previous to her death, the physicians removed the tumor, in consequence of which she died the next day. She was fully conscious of the dangers attending the operation of the physicians in removing the tumor, but having had it in contemplation for some time, she was fully resigned to the will of God, and with an unshaken faith she gave herself up to it. She called several ministers to meet with her in devotional exercises the previous evening, and in the morning before the work was begun, a minister being present she again desired to have devotional exercises. Through all her sufferings she manifested a strong faith and a firm reliance on God. She was buried on the 16th at Yellow Creek, followed by a large concourse of relatives and friends. Services were held from Rev. 7:10, 11.

On the 10th of October in Ephrata Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., ELIZABETH ANNA KURTZ, wife of Henry Kurtz, aged 28 years, 4 months, 18 days.

On the 11th of June 1880, preacher MARTIN MILLER of Martic Township, Lancaster Co., Pa., aged 82 years and 4 days. The funeral services were conducted by the brethren Brubaker, Amos Herr, and Bishop Schenk. The latter preached in German from the text, "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith; henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day." He was followed in English from the same text. Brother Miller was buried at the old Mennonite church at Berlin. About the last intelligible words he spoke were, "I am about passing over, I have a glorious hope." The funeral was largely attended.

On the 6th of October, in Bucks Co., Pa., of tumor in the brain, MAHLON K. MOYER, son of preacher Isaac Moyer, aged 42 years, 2 months and 8 days. He was buried on the 10th at Deep Run Meeting-house, on which occasion Isaac Oberholzer and John Allebach preached from Job, 14:19. The sickness of the deceased was of a peculiar nature, and the physicians had never heard of a similar case. Several years since he had received a heavy blow upon his head while unloading logs, which seriously injured the brain. Later he took fits, of which, however, he seemed nearly well again. Two months ago his left eye began to pain him very much, and he was almost driven out of his head, he was partly deprived of his right mind, till death relieved him. Drs. Moyer, of Dublin, Krause, of Plumsteadville, and Nunemacher, of Bedminsterville held an examination and discovered a tumor two inches long, and one and a half wide, and one inch thick between the skull and the brain.__Reformer

On the 16th of October, in Line Lexington, Bucks Co., Pa., POLLY, wife of Jacob SWARTLEY, aged 78 years, 8 months and 3 days. She suffered severely for a number of years with rheumatism, being almost entirely helpless, but she bore her affliction with Christian fortitude and resignation, resting in the hope of a better life beyond this vale of sorrow and trials. She leaves an aged husband and a number of children and many friends to mourn her departure, but they need not mourn as those who have no hope. Let us all try so to live that we may meet her again in the bright world beyond. Her funeral took place on Thursday Oct. 21st.


Transcribed by: Mary Teeter, Michigan

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