Herald of Truth - Volume XVII, Number 10 - October, 1880, page 189, 190
August 7th, near McClellentown, Fayette Co., Pa., JAMES WILLIAM, son of Jacob and Lizzie BARBER, aged 1 year and 5 days. Buried at the Masontown Mennonite Church. Services by Christian Deffenbaugh and David Johnson from John 14:1.
Sept. 3rd, at the same place, MARY MALISSA, the only child of Francis and Catharine FAST, aged 3 years and 6 months. Services by W. O. Wilson from Matt. 18:14.
"Your infant child has passed away
To brighter realms
From earth to heaven has winged its way,
To bask in Jesus, love."
On the 29th of August, 1880, near Wakarusa, Indiana, of dropsy and cancer of which she suffered very severely for some time, SARAH, wife of Samuel HOLDEMAN, aged 53 years, 7 months, and 2 days. She desired shortly before her death, to commemorate the Communion of the Lord's Supper, and said if it was her heavenly Father's will to restore her to health, she would be happy to live longer; but if she should be called away she was willing to go. On Monday she was followed by many friends and relatives to her last resting place at Shaum's Burying ground. Services by John F. Funk and John S. Coffman from Luke 23:28, last clause, which text she herself had selected. She leaves a husband and a number of children to mourn their loss. She united with the Mennonite Church when a young woman and remained a faithful member to the time of her death.
On the 14th of September, in Elkhart Co., Ind., after a brief illness, HENRY MILLER, aged 71 years, 1 month and 6 days. He was born in Gravahine, Ober-Hesse, Darmstadt. He was buried on the 16th. Services by John F. Funk from Matt. 25, 13. He leaves a deeply bereaved widow with her two sons to mourn his departure. May the Lord lead these bereaved ones through the green pastures and by the still waters of eternal life, to a better home beyond this vale of tears.
On the 18th of September, near Elkhart, Indiana, of a lingering illness of which she suffered some 6 months, MARGARETHE CATHARINE FRAILY, wife of _____ FRAILY, aged 68 years, 11 months, and 17 days. She was buried on Sunday the 19th. Services by J. F. Funk in German and Rev. Barr in English. She leaves an aged husband who deeply deplores the loss of his beloved companion.
August 26th, near Millersville, Lancaster Co., Pa., Preacher CHRISTIAN S. HERR aged 68 years and 3 months. Funeral on the 28th. Text, 2 Tim. 4:6-8. Buried at Millersville Meeting house. A very large congregation of friends and relatives assembled to manifest their love and respect for their deceased brother and minister. Bro. Herr was nearly 38 years in the ministry.
August 30th, in Bachmansville, Dauphin Co., Pa., Sister JANE GINGERICH, widow, aged 79 years, 7 months and 15 days. Funeral on the 1st of Sept. Text, Rev. 14:12-13. Buried at Stauffer's Meeting-house.
September 2nd, in Snyder Co., Pa., CORA, daughter of Jacob and Catharine GRAYBILL, aged one year. Buried on the 4th. Funeral services by Samuel Winey, Thomas Graybill, and Solomon Graybill, from I Samuel 3:18.
August 20th, in Bedminster Township, Bucks Co., Pa., JACOB OVERHOLT, at the advanced age of 85 years, 10 months and 28 days.
August 27th, in Snyder Co., Pa., CHARLES FRANKLIN, son of John and Caroline BOYER, aged 1 year and 1 month. Buried at Fremont on the 29th. Funeral services by Thomas Graybill, from John 14:4.
August 18th, in Snyder Co., Pa., ADAM GARMAN, aged 45 years, 5 months and 5 days. Buried at Fremont on the 20th. Funeral services by Thomas Graybill and Solomon Ochsenford. Text, I Samuel 15:32.
July 11th, in La Grange Co., Ind., ENOS, infant son of Daniel and Lucinda YODER, aged 1 year, and 9 months. Services by J. Weaver and H. A. Miller.
August 3rd, in LaGrange Co., Ind., infant son of John and Leah MILLER, aged 1 year, 10 mo's., and 11 days. Services by J. Weaver and H. A. Miller.
August 26th, in Knox Co., Tenn., DAWSON, son of Uriah and Sarah KREIDER, formerly of Lebanon Co., Pa. The deceased was a loving and dutiful son, and was liked by all who knew him. Buried on the 27th; services by Joseph Detweiler in the German, and by John Brown in the English language. Text, Job 14:1-2.
August 25th, in Wayne Co., O., of the infirmities of age, CHRISTIAN BURKHOLDER, aged 80 years, 10 months and 26 days. Buried on the 27th, his remains were followed by a large concourse of friends and relatives to his last resting-place. Appropriate remarks by C. D. Steiner at the house, and by J. K. Yoder at the church.
July 18th, in New Britain Township, Bucks Co., Pa., of consumption, sister Elizabeth GODSCHALK, wife of Christian Godschalk, aged 44 years, 6 months and 13 days. Buried on the 21st in the Doylestown Mennonite graveyard; her remains were followed to the grave by a great number of sympathizing friends and relatives. Remarks by Samuel Gross at the house, and by Isaac Rickert at the burying-place. Text, Psalm 90:12.
August 23rd, 1880, in Rockingham Co., Va., of the infirmities
of old age, ELIZABETH RHODES, (her maiden name was GOOD)
aged 91 years, 7 months, and 13 days. She had been confined to
her room for about three years and a half, having lost the use
of her limbs. She was a member of the Mennonite Church for about
73 years, in which time she adorned her profession by a meek,
peaceable and quiet walk, by which she gained the esteem of all
around her. But we believe she could say with Jacob, "Few
and evil have been the days of the years of my life," as
she was no stranger to the trials and afflictions of this life.
Yet she seemed to meet them as it becometh a Christian, without
murmuring. Her husband died about twenty-five years ago She was
the mother of nine children. One died in its infancy, six more
died leaving families behind them, and two still survive her.
Her children all became members of the Mennonite Church, and all
settled near the old homestead but one, who is living in Allen
Co., Ohio. Her oldest son David served in the ministry for some
time. Her posterity at the time of her death amounted to 255 souls,
205 living and 50 dead. There were 9 children, 54 grandchildren,
178 great grandchildren and 14 great great grandchildren, the
oldest of the last supposed to be about 7 years She was followed
to her resting place, the Weaver Church graveyard, August 25th,
by a large concourse of relatives and friends, who met to show
their respects to one who attained much more than the ordinary
number of years. Funeral services by Samuel Coffman, Abraham Shank
and Daniel Heatwole from 2 Tim. 4:6,7,8.
S. M. B.
On the 3rd of September, in Kill Creek Twp., Osborne Co., Kansas, MARY, daughter of Bro. Christian and Nancy MILLER, aged 15 years, 8 months and 16 days. She was buried on the afternoon of the 4th at the Zion Mennonite Church. Remarks suitable to the occasion were made from I Peter 1:24. She was sick only about a week, but during her illness she saw the need of a savior and expressed a desire to be baptized, which, however was not accomplished because she was unconscious a great part of her time. May this be a solemn warning to all the young as well as the old to always be ready.
"Oh ye young, ye gay, ye proud,
You must die and wear a shroud.
Time will rob you of your bloom,
Death will drag you to your doom!
Then you'll cry, and want to be Happy in Eternity.
Transcribed by: Mary Teeter, Michigan