Herald of Truth Obituaries - March, 1882
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Herald of Truth
- Volume XIX, Number 5 - March 1, 1882 - page 77, 78
DITMAN.- January 25th, on the Haw Patch, LaGrange Co., Ind.,
at the home of his mother, of two weeks sickness of dysentery,
Luther Ditman, aged 29 years, 2 months and 20 days. He leaves
an aged mother, two brothers and three sister to mourn his early
departure. He was beloved of all, far and near, and died in the
hope of eternal life through a crucifed Savior.
KULP.- On the 2nd of February, in Bedminster township, Bucks
county, Pa., of heart disease, Anna Kulp, wife of Abraham Kulp,
aged 55 years, 11 months and 25 days. On the following Sunday
she was buried in the presence of many mourning friends and acquaintances,
at Deep Run Meeting-house, on which occasion Isaac Moyer preached
comforting words at the house of the deceased, and Samuel Godschall
at the burying place. The deceased was respected and beloved by
all who knew her. Blessing to her soul! peace to her ashes! -
BERKHEISER.- January 29th, in Manheim, Lancaster Co., Pa.,
John Berkheiser, aged 78 years, 1 month and 18 days. Funeral on
Feb. 1st. Text, Heb. 9: 27. Buried at Eberly,s meeting-house.
SHERRICK.- January 27th, 1882, in Elida, Allen Co., O., of
bronchial consumption. Christian S. Sherrick, aged 27 years and
4 months. Buried the 29th at Sherrick,s meeting-house. The deceased
was a consistent member of the United Brethren church, and gave
evidence of a living faith in his Redeemer. Services by P. B.
HAGY.- February 6th, in Schoeneck, Lancaster county, Pa., Susan
Hagy, aged 78 years, 7 months and 19 days. Funeral on the 9th.
Text, Isaiah 38: 1. Buried at Schoeneck meeting-house.
REIFF.- January 20th, in Manheim, Lancaster Co., Pa., Jacob
Reiff, aged 83 years, 11 months and 27 days. Funeral on the 24th.
Text, 2 Tim. 4: 7,8. Buried at Hernly,s meeting house.
LEHMAN.- January 24th, in Spring Garden, Lancaster Co., Pa.,
of consumption, Sister Lizzie S. Lehman, wife of Amos Lehman,
aged 34 years, 11 months and 9 days. Funeral on the 27th. Text,
Rev. 22: 14. Buried at Krebill,s meeting-house. Her earnest desire
that her only child might died before her was gratified. The child
died on the 20th of January.
WADE.- December 9th, 1881, at the home of her
sister-in-law, near Dakota, Stephenson Co., Ill., of nervousness,
Ann Wade, aged 62 years, 8 months and 30 days. Services by C.
Snavely, D. Kornhaus and A. Myers.
CORRECTION, published April 1, 1882 - In the Herald of March
1st, in the death notice which read "Ann Wade," the
name should have been Susan Reber.
YODER.- Feb. 1st, at Arcola, Douglas Co., Ill., of typhoid
fever, Joseph M Yoder, aged 35 years, 6 months and 7 days. Brother
Yoder was ordained to the ministry in November, 1878.
HIGH.- Jan. 18th, at South Cayuga, Ontario, Mary High, aged
26 years, 4 months and 18 days. Sister High was married less than
a year, and leaves a husband and a child to mourn their loss.
But they need not mourn as those who have no hope; for she could
say, "A little time on earth I spent, Till God for me his
angels sent." A few days before she died she requested to
be buried in South Cayuga. Services by C. Gayman and B. Warner.
Text, Heb. 4: 9, 10.
HERSHEY.- On the 9th of February, 1882, in Lancaster Co., Pa.,
quite suddenly, of heart disease, Anna Hershey, of Gordonville,
widow of benjamin Hershey, dec, d, of Paradise township, aged
69 years, 6 months and 30 days. She was a member of the Mennonite
church for many years, and we hope our loss is her eternal gain.
Services at the house of Jacob Brubaker, and at the meeting-house
by Isaac Eby. Text, Heb. 9:27, 18.
Farewell, farewell, my children dear,
My voice on earth you'll no more hear;
But if you serve the Lord indeed,
In glory then again we'll meet.
OVERHOLTZER*.- On the 14th of February, near Mifflintown, Juniata
Co., Pa., Mary, wife of John Oberholtzer*, dec,d, aged 88 years,
5 months and 23 days. She was in reasonable health until within
six days of her death. She was a daughter of John Nicholas and
Anna Barbara Walter, whose maiden name was Baub. She was the mother
of six children, four sons and two daughters, who are all living.
She was twenty-five grand-children, of whom twenty three are living,
and three great-grand-children. She was a sister in the River
Brethren church for many years, and respected as a Christian by
all who knew her. She was buried on the 16th at the Lost Creek
Mennonite grave-yard. Services by Jacob Shirk and Henry Yoder,
from text Rev. 2:17; "He that hath an ear let him hear what
the Spirit saith unto the churches. To him that overcometh will
I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone,
with a new name written on the stone which no man knoweth saving
he that receiveth it."
*transcriber's note: both spellings are in the original document
GLICK.- Jan. 20th, near Leacock, Lancaster Co., Pa., Sister
Barbara Glick, maiden name Hartzler, wife of Samuel F. Glick,
aged 37 years, 11 months and 9 days. She suffered over two years
of a a lingering disease of the lungs. She manifested much patience,
hoping and praying for the time when God according to his own
will should call her to the final rest. She leaves a sadly bereaved
husband and two children to mourn her departure. She was a faithful
sister in the Amish Mennonite church. Funeral services by Henry
and John F. Stoltzfus. Text, 1 Cor. 4: 16-18.
HOCHSTETLER.- Feb. 15th, in Marchall county, Ind., Jesse Hochstetler,
son of widow Elizabeth Hochstetler, aged 21 years, 6 months and
25 days. He was buried on the 17th, and his funeral was largely
attended. Jesse took sick of lung fever on the 10th of February.
According to his request he was baptized, but he lived only one
day after his baptism. Funeral services by Jonathan Smucker, of
Nappanee, Ind. Text, 1 Peter 1: 24, 25.
BURKHOLDER.- December 21st, 1881, in Ridgeville township, Henry
Co., Ohio, of typhoid fever, Bro. Moses Burkholder, aged 44 years,
1 month and 25 days. He leaves a deeply bereaved widow and three
children to mourn for him, but not as those who have no hope.
Bro. Burkholder fully surrendered himself into the hands of God,
and desired to depart and be with Jesus.
KAUFFMAN.- February 8th, 1882, in Morrison,s Cove, Blair Co.,
Pa., of the infirmities of old age, Preacher Henry Kauffman, aged
82 years, 11 months and 10 days. his sufferings, during the last
few weeks of his life, were severe, but he bore them with patience
and resignation. His joy and delight was to be in the presence
of God,s children, and listen to the conversation of heavenly
things, as well as speak of them himself. He had a strong and
abiding hope in Christ, and was willing to depart and be with
Him, which is far better. he was buried on the 10th, in the family
grave-yard in the presence of many friends, relatives and neighbors.
Funeral serviccs(sic) by Jacob and Herman Snyder. - Text, 2 Tim.
4: 7. Brother Kauffman moved from Lancaster Co., Pa., to Morrison,s
Cove, Blair Co., Pa., forty years agao, where he united with the
church. Some time afterwards he was ordained to the ministry.
I do not know precisely how long he labored in the ministry, but
I know it to be over thirty years. The last few years he took
very little part in the services, but was regular in attendance
when the weather was favorable, gave good counsel and assisted
in keeping the church in order. His last meeting with the church
was on the 6th of November, when he enjoyed his usual good health.
MINNICH.- Jan. 22nd, in Landisville, Lancaster Co., Pa., of
membranous croup, Lizzie W., youngest child of Brother and Sister
Simon B. Minnich, aged 1 year, 7 months and 24 days. Funeral on
the 25th. Text, 1 Thess. 4: 13. Buried at Landisville meeting-house.
Transcribed by Betty Hartzler, Kansas
Herald of Truth
- Volume XIX, Number 6 - March 15, 1882 - page 93, 94
RANNIE.- On the 29th of Jan., in Hay, Huron Co., Ont., infant
of Samuel and Leah Rannie, aged 1 month and 29 days.
KARCHER.- On the 19th of Feb., in Hay township, Huron Co., Ont.,
widow Karcher, aged 88 years and 10 months.
GASCHO.- On the 17th of Jan., in Hay, Huron Co., Ont., Joseph
Gascho, aged 89 years. He left an aged companion, and four children
with large families. He was for many years a faithful member of
the Amish Menn. church and an early settler of the township when
the surrounding country was yet a wilderness.
MARTIN.- On the 24th of Feb., in Washington Co., Maryland, Sister
Anna Martin, wife of Pre. John Martin, aged 71 years, 8 months
and 4 days. She was buried on the 25th at Miller's Meeting-house,
in the presence of a large number of relatives and friends. Discourses
appropriate to the occasion were delivered by Jacob Oberholser,
Adam Bear and Daniel Roth, from Heb. 4:9, and Rev. 11: 12, 13.
"Asleep in Jesus! blessed sleep,
From which none ever wake to weep;
A calm and undisturbed repose,
Unbroken by the last of foes."
PETER YODER, of Medina Co., Ohio, whose death we briefly noticed
last week, was born in Lehigh Co., Pa., Jan. 7th, 1808, and came
to this neighborhood twenty-eight years ago, and for several years
lived on the farm now owned by John Smoyer, and then moved to
the farm on which he died. He was married to his surviving widow
46 years ago, and 11 children - 7 sons and 4 daughters - were
born to them, all of whom as living and all were present at the
funeral. He became a member of the Mennonite Church early in life,
and remained a faithful and devoted member, and for many years
was a deacon in that body. he stood high in the estimation of
the community. Was a devoted husband, a kind father, and beloved
by all. He was sick for several months of pneumonia and other
troubles and died Feb. 11th, aged 74 years, 1 month and 4 days.
The funeral was largely attended on the 14th. Services by E. Hunsberger,
assisted by M. Leatherman. - Wadsworth, Medina Co., Ohio, Paper.
YODER.- On the 21st of Feb., in Columbiana Co., Ohio, of bronchitis
and dropsy, Sister Magdalena Yoder, widow of the late John Yoder,
aged 72 years and 28 days. She was buried on the 22nd at Nold's
Meeting-house, where appropriate services were held by Henry Beery
of Medina county. She leaves three sons, three daughters and a
large circle of relatives and friends to mourn their loss.
GASCHO.- On the 21st of Feb., in Huron Co., Ont., Veronica, wife
of Pre. John Gascho, aged 41 years, 5 months and 9 days. Her infant
babe was buried with her. She leaves a bereaved husband, eleven
children and one grand-child.
DOMER.- Feb. 26th, near Blue springs, Gage Co., Nebraska, of pneumonia,
Charles Alvin, son of J. and Martha Domer, aged 6 months and 7
HAMILTON. - On the 2nd of March, at Columbus, Cherokee Co., Kansas
of typhoid fever, Fannie Ann, wife of B. F. Hamilton, aged 21
years, 6 months and 24 days. Sister Hamilton was married only
two months and two days; her maiden name was Miller. She was baptized
last fall, and has lived faithful to her vow; and when she found
that she must leave this world she admonished all her friends
that they should so live that they might meet her in heaven. This
is a loud call to her four brothers and two sisters, who have
not yet professed to live for Jesus. Services by minister Apple
in English and Michael Mtshler(sic) in German.
STUTZMAN.- On the 24th of Feb., in Fulton Co., Ohio, of inflammation
of the bowels, Elizabeth, wife of Moses Stutzman, aged 54 years,
9 months and 15 days. She was a sister in the church and leaves
a sorrowing husband and 10 children to mourn their loss. Her maiden
name was Boller. She suffered only a few days. On the 26th she
was buried. Services were held by C. Freienberger, J. Wyse, and
C.S.Stuckey, from Matt. 26: 42-51.
SCHAD.- On the 23rd of February, near Archbold, Fulton county,
Ohio, of the infirmities of old age, Joseph Schad, aged 83 years,
10 months and 19 days. He was a member of the Amish Mennonite
church. He was buried on the 25th, on which occasion discourses
were delivered by N. Kinig and C. Freienberger.
SCHAD.- On the 23rd of Feb., near Archbold, Fulton Co., O.,____,
child of Joseph P. and Barbara Schad, aged 1 year and 16 days.
buried on the 25th. Services by C. S. Stuckey.
(The last two mentioned were buried together at the same time
near Lockport. The old brother was the child's grandfather.)
MARTIN.- On the 22nd of Feb., near Hopedale, Tazewell Co., Ill.,
Christian Martin, aged 76 years and 26 days. He was a peace-loving
member of the Amish Mennonite church. He was buried on the 25th.
Services were held at the house by John Naffziger, Joseph Springer
and Christian Naffziger, and at the meeting-house by Noah G. Augspurger.
He leaves a widow and four children.
KENEGY.- On the __ of February, Anna Maria, daughter of Solomon
and Nanny Kenegy, aged 3 years, 4 months and 23 days. She was
buried on the 17th, at the union Meeting-house in Logan county.
Services by John P. Kinig and John Werri.
WEAVER.- On the 28th of February, in Cambria Co., Pa., of inflammation
of the brain, Bro., Henry Weaver, aged 32 years, 1 month and 4
days. He was buried March 2nd at the Weaver Meeting-house grave-yard.
He leaves a bereaved widow and three children to mourn their loss.
He was a kind father and a faithful member of the church. The
large number of people present showed the high esteem in which
he was held by the community at large. Services by Samuel and
Jonas Blough, from Isa. 40: 7,8.
CONWER.- On the 23rd of Feb., in Landsdale, Montgomery Co., Pa.,
Reuben, son of Samuel and _____Conwer, aged 4 years, 2 months
and 5 days. On the 26th he was buried at Leidie's Grave-yard,
where services were held at the house by English and by Pre. Dengler
at the church, from Thess. 4: 13.
CLEMMER.- On the 26th of February, in Franconia, Montgomery County,
Pa., on consumption, Sallie, daughter of Josiah and Sallie Clemmer,
aged 17 years, 4 months and 13 days. She was sick about one year,
when it pleased the king heavenly Father to relieve her of her
sufferings, and we trust she is numbered with those who have washed
their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Services
were held at the house by Jacob Gehman and Jacob Loux, and at
the meeting-house by Henry Nice and Isaac Moyer, from Lam. 4:
RISSER.- Feb. 18th, near Brunnerville, Lancaster Co., Pa., Bro.
Christian Risser, aged 82 years, 11 months and 24 days. Funeral
on the 22nd. Text, 1 Cor. 15: 58, 57. Buried at Hammer Creek meeting-house.
Old Bro. Risser was a faithful Christian.
GROSH.- Feb. 27th, in Marietta, lancaster Co., Pa., of dropsy,
Sister Elisabeth Grosh, aged 68 years, 11 months and 6 days. Funeral
on the 2nd of March. Text, Phil, 1: 21. Buried in Marietta Cemetery.
Sister Grosh was a kind and loving sister.
GARBER.- March 1st, in East Donegal, Lancaster Co., Pa., Bro.
Christian S. Garber, aged 52 years, 8 months and 8 days. Funeral
on the 4th. Text, Amos 4: 12. Buried at Bassler's Meeting-house.
Many people gathered together to show their respect for the beloved
HERNLY.- On the 25th of February, in Elkhart county, Ind., of
membraneous croup, Warren C., son of Simon and Emeline Hernly,
aged 2 years, 6 months and 2 days. The death of this dear child
falls heavily upon the sorrowing mother. Only about six months
age the husband and father was taken by the hand of death; now
the only child is borne by angel bands to the bright realms beyond,
and leaves the dear sister's heart burdened with double sorrow
over her double affliction. May a Heavenly Father's love be a
very present help in the time of need, and may this sad event
lead us all nearer to the dear Savior. Truly says the Poet:
"Leaves have their time to fall,
And flowers to wither at the north wind's breath,
And stars to set - but all -
Thou hast all seasons for thine own, O death,"
Services by J. F. Funk.
MINNICH.- On the 22nd of January, in Landisville, Lancaster Co.,
Pa., of membraneous croup, Lizzie, daughter of Simon B, and Mary
Minnich, aged 1 year, 7 months and 24 days.
"We loved this tender little one,
And would have had her stay,
But let our Father's will be done;
She shines in endless day."
LICHTI.- On the 20th of February, in Logan Co., Ohio, Peter Lichti,
aged 42 years, 9 months and 18 days. He was a faithful brother
in the Amish Mennonite church, and leaves a wife and two children.
He was buried at the Union House in Logan Co. Services by John
P. Kinig and John Werri.
Transcribed by Betty Hartzler, Kansas
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