Herald of Truth Obituaries - April, 1881

Herald of Truth - Volume XVIII, Number 4 - April 1881, pages 71 & 72

ZUG.-Feb 2d, near Neshannock Falls, Lawrence Co., Pa., Sister Fannie, wife of Christian K. Zug, aged 65 years, 10 months and 9 days. For several months previous to her death she suffered severely. Sister Zug was a faithful member of the Amish church. She said her confidence was in God, and that she was going to rest. She leaves three sons and four daughters to mourn their loss. Services by Jonathan Lantz from John 5: 24; Rev. 7 : 14­17.

Bro. Joseph Kindig, near Elkhart, Ind., died between 11 and 12 o'clock, on the night of the 17th of February. Particulars next month.

Lapp.­at Willoughby, Ontario, on the 12th of February, Isaac Lapp, aged 71 years, 5 months and 23 days. Funeral services by Jacob Krehbiel from Heb. 13: 14 in German and Jonathan Mayer from Heb. 9: 27 in English.

Smith.-In Whiteside county, Ill, on the 26th of February, very suddenly, John Smith, aged 30 years. He leaves a wife and four small children to mourn his death. In the morning he went to the barn to do his morning's work, and got on to the straw stack to cut down some straw. The stack fell, and he was buried beneath the frozen straw, ice, and snow, and was so crushed that he died before he could be got out, which was only a few minutes. Services by John Kornhaus, from Matt. 24 : 44.

Blough.-Feb. 24th, in Somerset county, Pa., of old age, Sister Magdalena Blough widow of Bishop Samuel Blough, aged 78 years, 11 months and 11 days. On the 26th her remains were brought to the meeting-house where she had been a regular attendant and faithful member for perhaps over fifty years. She was a dearly beloved mother in the family and in the church. One of her grandchildren, Emma Laura, daughter of Brother Benj. and Sister Rachel Blough, aged 7 months and 11 days, was buried at the same time and place. Both grandmother and grand-child were taken to the family grave-yard side by side, before a great number of weeping and sympathising* friends­over fifty sleds and sleighs were loaded with people. Funeral discourse by Jonas and Samuel Blough, followed by admonitions from Samuel Gindlesperger.

Wingerd.-In Cambria Co., Pa., on the 13th of February of diphtheria, a child of Brother Levi Wingerd.

Yoder.-Near Scalp Level. Cambria Co., Pa., on the 15th of Feb., Mary, wife of Jacob Yoder, and daughter of Brother Isaac Orris, aged 22 years, 11 months and 17 days. She was buried on the 17th and leaves an infant child and a bereaved husband to mourn her early departure.

Rhodes.-Near Broadway, Rockingham Co., Virginia, on the 18th of February, of consumption, Sister Sophia, wife of Brother Abraham Rhodes, aged 29 years 6 months and 12 days. She was buried on the 20th at Trissel's Church. Services by Daniel Heatwole and others. She leaves a husband and three children.

Larimore.-On the 10th of February, in Fairfield Co., O., Wright Larimore, aged 69 years, 11 months and 24 days. He was much respected by all who knew him, and was a fatherly friend to the poor. He was buried on the 13th at the old Bethel Church. He leaves one son, one daughter and grand children, and many friends to mourn his departure.

Brubaker.-February 6th, in Synder Co.,. Pa., Jacob, son of Jacob and Leah Brubaker, aged 1 year, 10 months and 24 days. Buried the 8th. Services by Thomas Graybill. Text: John 16:16.

Graybill.-February 8th in Juniata Co., Pa., of diphtheria, Franklin R., son of Peter S. and Mary Graybill, aged 5 years, 3 months and 13 days. Buried the 10th in Graybill's burying ground. Services by Thomas Graybill, Wm. Graybill and Samuel Winey. Text: John 16:16.

Forry.-January 18th in Juniata Co., Pa., a son of William and Sarah Forry, aged 2 months. Buried the 20th in Richfield. Services by Thomas Graybill.

Haas.-January 20th in Snyder Co., Pa., Rebecca Haas, aged 78 years, 2 months and 3 days. Buried the 22nd in Fremont. Services by Thomas Graybill and Jacob Wambold. Text: Matthew, 20:8.

Nice.-Near Morrison, Whiteside Co., Ill., Feb. 20th, of spasms. Lovina, daughter of Henry and Barbara Nice aged 2 years and 8 months. Buried at the Brick Meeting-house. Services by H. Ebersole, in German, and J. Kornhaus, in English. Text : 2 Samuel 12 : 23; and Matt., 19:14.
"Dear Lovina thou hast left us,
Here thy loss we deeply feel,
But 'tis God that hath bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal."

Hoover.-February 12th, in Pickering, Ontario Co., Ontario, of dropsy, Brother Daniel Hoover, Sen., aged 72 years, 5 months and 5 days. Buried on the 15th in the Mennonite burying-ground (Reesor's), where a large concourse of relatives and friends followed him to his last resting place. Funeral services by Bishop Reesor and Jacob Wideman in German, and Samuel Hoover in English. Text : 2 Tim. 4 : 7, 8. But so improve the remainder of our days that we may meet our loved ones in the land which the Lord has prepared for those who love and serve Him.

Weisz.-February 14th, in Chatham, Medina Co., O., Catharine, daughter of Isaac Culp and wife of D. B. Weisz, aged 47 years, 2 months and 11 days. She was born in Northampton Co., Pa. She lived and died a consistent member of the German Baptist church; her husband being a member of the Mennonite church. She leaves a husband and two children to mourn their loss. She had no desire to get well, but wished to depart. The oldest two of eight children, son and daughter, survive her. She selected the text, John 14 : 2. Funeral discourses by Gideon Bollinger and Joseph Rittenhouse.

Anglemeyer.- March 5th, in Union Tp., Elkhart Co., Ind., of consumption, Susanna, wife of Franklin Anglemeyer and daughter of Samuel Hoover, aged 34 years, 3 months and 1 day. She was a consistent member of the Brethren church about fourteen years. She leaves a husband and four children to mourn their loss. A very large concourse of people assembled on the funeral occasion to pay the last tribute of respect to the deceased. Funeral services by John Metzler, Daniel Shively, and Daniel Neff, from Rom. 14 : 13.

Borntreger.-On the 14th of January, near Sharon Center, Johnson Co., Iowa, John Wesley, son of D. Borntreger, aged 2 years and 5 days.

Borntreger.-Feb. 23d, in La Grange Co., Ind., Elizabeth, wife of Joseph J. Borntreger, aged 47 years, 6 months and 1 day. She lived in holy wedlock over 28 years; and was a sister in the Amish Mennonite church, and left bright evidence that she was a peace-loving sister. She bore her sufferings with fortitude and submission. Her great desire was to depart and be with Christ. On the 25th her remains were consigned to mother earth, where services were held by C. K. Yoder, of Ohio, John C. Yoder, and Jephtha Wyse, from John 5 : 20-30; Rev. 14 : 13,

Custer.-Feb. 19th, in Campbell, Mich., of spinal fever, Lovina, daughter of Wm. F. and Leah Custer, aged 20 years and 10 days. Parents, four sisters, and two brothers are left to mourn for the loved one. Funeral services by Peter Keim and George Lambert.

Ringenberg.-December 10th, 1880, in Bureau Co., Ill., of puerperal fever, Catharine Ringenberg, born Ebersole, in her 32nd year. Buried the 12th, at Indiantown. Services by Joseph Buerky and A. Oesch.

Eigsti.-December 26th, in Bureau Co., Ill., Sister Barbara Eigsti, at the advanced age of 81 years. She was a faithful sister in the Amish Mennonite church. Services by A. Oesch and Joseph Buerky.

Newcomer.-Feb. 20., in York Co., Pa., Catharine Newcomer, aged 73 years, 3 months and 19 days. Buried on the 23.l,* in the family burying ground. Services by Daniel Witmer, Text: John 8 : 51.

Cockley.-Feb 13th, in Cumberland Co., Pa., of scarlet fever, Clara Irene, youngest daughter of Samuel and Katie Cockley, aged 2 years, 1 month and 25 days. Buried the 15th. Services by J. M. Herr and Martin Wisler.

Falb?.-Feb 24th, in Wayne Co., Ohio, of the infirmities of age, Bro. Abraham Falb? At the advanced age of 84 years and 4 months. Buried the 27th, at Sonnenberg. He leaves five children and a large circle of acquaintances to mourn their loss. Funeral services by Jacob Nusbaum and Chr. Sommer, from John 11 : 25-27.

Stutzman.-Feb. 25th, in Haw Patch, Noble Co., Ind., Adam Stutzman, aged 63 years and 11 days. Funeral services by Joseph Yoder and Jacob Weaver.

Halteman.-Feb. 22d, at Cocolamus, Juniata Co., Pa., of a tumor in the body, Catharine Halteman, wife of Abraham Halteman, aged 63 years, 4 months and 10 days. Her maiden name was Stauffer. She, with her husband, moved from Chester Co., Pa., to this county. She was a kind and affectionate woman, beloved by all who knew her. When health permitted, her seat was seldom vacant in the house of God. She leaves a husband, two sons, and two daughters to mourn their loss. She was a member of the Mennonite church. Buried at the Brick Church, near Richfield. Services by William, Jacob, and Thomas Graybill, from John 5: 24, 25.

Kurtz.-Feb. 24th, near Thompsontown, Juniata Co., Pa., Abram Park, son of Abram and Mollie Kurtz, aged 2 years, 10 months and 26 days. Buried at Lost Creek grave yard, where appropriate remarks were made by Jacob and William Graybill, from the 16th Psalm 5, 6.

Malon.-March 8th, at McAllisterville, Juniata Co., Pa., of consumption, William Youarte Malon, aged 30 years, 9 months and 11 days. He was baptized about six weeks previous to his death. He leaves a father and mother, five brothers, and two sisters to mourn his early departure. May their loss be his eternal gain. Buried at Lost Creek. Services by William Graybill and J. Bair. Text : Matt. 24 : 44.

Blough.-March 8th, near Vistula, Elkhart Co., Ind., after one week's illness of lung fever, Fanny, daughter of Joseph and Christiana Blough, aged 12 years, 7 months and 7 days. Little was it suspected but a week before, when she was playing with her school mates at the school house in all the bloom of her health and promising appearance of a long life, that her days were so few in number and that so soon she would be called from time to eternity. Kind parents, brothers, and sisters deeply mourn their loss, yet not as those having no hope, knowing well that their loss is her eternal gain. On the 10th her mortal remains were brought to their last resting place, followed by a large concourse of relatives and friends, on which occasion appropriate remarks were delivered by Joseph Yoder and ---- Shumaker, from Job 14 : 1, 2.
O, dear Fanny, how we miss thee,
Since thy voice we hear no more,
Yet we hope we soon shall meet thee
Over on the other shore.

* Transcribers note: as written

Transcribed by Sandra Poulton, Ontario

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