Herald of Truth Obituaries - September, 1882

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Herald of Truth - Volume XIX, Number 17 - Sept 1, 1882 - p 270

NOLD.- On the 26th of July, near Morrison, Whiteside county, Ill., a daughter of John and Sarah Hold, aged 3 months and 21 days. Funeral services by John Kornhaus, "He shall gather the lambs with his arms, and carry them in his bosom." Isaiah 40:11.

LUCAS.- On the 16th of August, in Milton, Northumberland Co., Pa., of consumption, Hannah Lucas, aged 65 years. She died in the triumphs of a living faith.

BARNHART.- On the 10th of May, near Masontown, Fayette county, Pa., John Barnhart, aged 82 years, 6 months and 25 days. He was buried in the masontown Mennonite burying ground. The deceased was a member of the Baptist Church for many years. The funeral sermon was preached by J. J. Cover on the 16th of July, from Eccl 8:12.

FUNK.- July 22nd, in Hancock Co., Ohio, Lydia M., daughter of Henry and Nancy Funk, aged 1 year, and 8 days. Services by C. B. Brenneman.

KULP.- August 3rd, 1882, at Hatfield Station, Montgomery county, Dilman Dulp, aged 74 years, 9 months and 24 days.
Death has borne from us another -
We've taken the last farewell
Of our dear and only father;
Why it was we cannot tell.
God saw fit to call him higher,
From the world of toil and care,
To his home beyond the river,
There to meet his children dear.
He has children there to meet him,
And a dear beloved mother,
And left four of us behind him,
In this world of toil and sin.
Hard indeed to spare him,
And our hearts are sore bereft,
We would not call him back again,
Our loss is his eternal gain.
Such is life we see it daily,
But we cannot understand
Until we meet in the hereafter,
In that bright and better land.
- B. C. Intell.

HERSHBERGER.- July 17th, near Middlebury, Ind., of consumption, Christian Hershberger, aged 67 years and 11 months. Buried at Forest Grove. Many friends and relatives followed the remains to the grave. He leaves a bereaved widow and five children. The funeral services were conducted by J. E. Bontreger and J. L. Miller. Bro. Hershberger was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite church. He had a strong faith in God, a good hope of heaven, and said he was ready to die. He said the blood of the Lamb would cleanse him from all imperfection. Peace be to his ashes.

SNYDER.- On the 12th of August, near Dalton, Wayne Co., O., of the infirmities of old age, Sister Fanny Snyder, aged 77 years and 8 months. Buried in the Mennonite burying ground at Martin,s meeting house. Funeral services by Adam Brenneman and D. M. Irwin in English and Michael Horst in German, from Philippians 1:21.

CRESSMAN.- July 7th, in Bienheim, Oxford County, Ontario, of diphtheria and malarial fever, Sallie Anna, only child of Simon and Magdalena Cressman, aged 5 years, 6 months and 18 days. Buried the 9th. Services were conducted by Joseph Nuhrgang and Moses Bowman in German and Noah Stauffer in English. Little Sallie, was a kind and obedient child to her parents, loved and esteemed by all who knew her. She had a remarkable memory and understanding for a child.

HESS.- On the 12th of August, near Liberty, Lancaster Co., Pa., after a very brief illness of cholera morbus, Samuel, only son of Peter B. and Mary A. Hess, aged 7 months and 16 days. Buried in Hess, graveyard in the presence of a large congregation. The funeral text was Psalm 4:9.

BIXLER.- On the 19th of Aug., in Mahoning Co., O., Mary, wife of Bishop Joseph Bixler, aged 50 years, 2 months and 20 days. Buried at Overholzer,s Meeting-house. A large number of friends and neighbors followed her to the grave. She was a faithful sister in the Church, and a comfort to her husband, especially in his ministerial labors. She bore her affliction with patience, and waited for the time of her departure with the assurance of realizing the promises which Jesus gave to his faithful disciples.

HAVERSTICK.- August 9th, near Mountville, Lancaster Co., Pa., Barbara S., wife of Christian H. Haverstick, aged 33 years, 6 months and 22 days. Buried on the 12th in the Mountville cemetery. Services in English by M. J. Mumma, and in German by H. Light, from Num. 23:16. She was a consistent member of the United Brethren Church.

HOLDEMAN.- In Lower Salford twp., Montgomery Co., Pa., Aug. 12th, 1882, John, infant child of John and Catharine Holdeman, aged 6 months and 20 days. Buried at Franconia, on the 15th, services by Josiah Clemmer, Henry Nice, and Abel Horning.

RITTENHOUSE.- August 11th, in Towamencin twp., Montgomery Co., Pa., Samuel Rittenhouse, aged 81 years, 7 months and 6 days. Brother Rittenhouse was married to Mary Krupp, who survives him. He leaves five children; two had preceded him to the spirit world.

Transcribed by Betty Hartzler, Kansas


Herald of Truth - Volume XIX, Number 18 - Sept 15, 1882 - p286

STAUFFER. - August 10th, at Mechanics Grove, Lancaster Co., Pa., Celia, daughter of Elias and _______Stauffer, aged 2 years, 10 months and 14 days. Funeral sermon by John K Brubaker. She was playing beans, and accidentally got one into her windpipe, working its way into the lungs. After a week of terrible suffering death claimed his victim.

MAUST.- In Somerset Co., Pa., August 22nd, of nervous spasms Harvey, son of Benjamin and Elizabeth Maust, aged 7 years, 1 month and 19 days. He was sick about 48 hours. While he was sick and during the last night he sang "Jesus, lover of my soul, Let me to thy bosom fly." He did not talk, even when asked a question, but kept singing just as clearly as though he was well. He frequently sang from the hymn, "Land of rest," and often told his parents something would happen soon. He was a weakly, yet a pleasant child, and we need not mourn his early departure, for we know that Jesus took him to a better home.

SHAUB.- August 14th at Mechanics Grove, Pa., Henry Park, infant son of Morris and Susan Shaub, aged 5 months and 24 days.

KIEHL.- August 12 at Mechanics Grove, Pa., infant child of Abraham and Catharine Kiehl.

BOOK.- August 21st, at New Providence, Lancaster county, Pa., Mary, daughter of Bro. Samuel and Mary Book, aged 12 years, 4 months and 16 days.

STIENMAN.- On the 20th of August in Miama Co., Ind., of consumption, Sister Lydia Stienman, aged 31 years, 1 month and 20 days. She leaves a husband and six children. Funeral services by D. C. Miller and Nobertius Sproal.

HUBER. - August 2nd, in Waterloo Township, Waterloo county, Ont., of old age, Sister Susanna, wife of Bro John Huber, her maiden name was Bowman, aged 89 years, 4 months and 2 days. Buried at Martin's grave yard.

EBY.- Aug. 13th in Waterloo couonty, Ont. Sister Lydia, wife of David B. Eby, her maiden name was Bowman, aged 50 years, 11 months and 4 days. Buried at David Eby's graveyard. Her disease was heart disease and paralysis. She leaves a husband and eight children. A sad bereavement for Bro. Eby.

SLABAUGH.- On the 30th of August, in Miama Co., Indiana, of cholera infantum, Mary H. daughter of Samuel and Lydia Slabaugh, aged 9 months and 26 days. Funeral services By Nobertius Sproal and D. C. Miller.

WISMER.- In Bedminster, Bucks Co., Pa., Aug. 17th, of dropsy and heart disease, Brother Abraham D. Wismer, aged 80 years, and 7 days. Funeral the 21st. Buried at Deep Run. He leaves a widow who has been in delicate health, for about forty years and for several months has been confined to her room.

NASH.- In plumstead, Bucks Co., Pa., Aug. 22nd, of cholera morbus and the infirmities of age, Bro. Abraham Nash, aged 84(?) years, 3 mo. and 20 days. Funeral the 25th. His earthly remains were followed by a large concourse of relatives and friends to Deep Run burying ground.

SHELLY.- July 23rd, in Richfield, Juniata Co., Pa., after a lingering sickness of about six months, of dropsy and heart disease, Bro. Jacob Shelly, aged 67 years and 5 months. He leaves a widow, two sons and five daughters to mourn his departure. Father Shelly was a peacable, quiet Christian, and a faithful member of the Mennonite church. Buried at Shelley's church yard. Services by jacob, Thomas and Solomon Graybill. Text, Revelation 16:9.

ALIN.- July 27th, in Millerstown, Perry Co., Pa., of heart disease, Charles Alin, aged 32 years. Buried the 29th in Millerstown. Appropriate remarks were made by William Graybill, from Revelation 19:9.

BENNER.- July 31st, near Mexico, Juniata Co., Pa., of paralysis, Bro. Christian Benner, aged 82 years, 7 months and 8 days. Bro. Benner was confined to his bed about one week. The remains were followed by many friends to Lost Creek graveyard, where they were interred. Preaching by Jacob and Thomas Graybill. Text, Matt. 5:3.

WINEY.- On the 14th of August, near Richfield, Snyder Co., Pa., Bishop Samuel Winey, aged 60 years, 4 months and 27 days. The remains were buried on the 18th in the family graveyard. Many friends and neighbors, brothers and sisters came to pay their last respects. Funeral services were conducted by the Brethren Jacob and Herman Snyder, from Blair county, Jacob S. Graybill and Samuel Gayman. They spoke from a text that Brother Winey himself selected: Psalm 34:6, and verse 7 in German. The services were held in Graybill's meetinghouse near the grave-yard. Brother Winey labored as a minister in the Old Mennonite Church for twenty-four years, in which time he filled the office bishop for nine years. His sickness began two years ago with diphtheria. He leaves a widow and five sons. Three sons were at home at the time of his death and two in Kansas Brother Winey is the father of Preacher Caleb Winey, of Osborne Co., Kansas.

Transcribed by Betty Hartzler, Kansas

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