Herald of Truth Obituaries - January, 1883

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Herald of Truth - Volume XX, Number 1 - January 1, 1883 - pp 12,13

On the night of the 25th of November, in Beatrice, Nebraska, Brother and Sister Peter Hamm, aged respectively 61 years and 11 months, and 50 years. On Sunday morning they were found in their sleeping room apparently unconscious, but after closer observation Brother Hamm manifested signs of life, which was not noticeable in his companion. Bro. Hamm did not regain consciousness, but died after twelve hours. Five full grown children are left to mourn the sudden death of both their parents. This incident is a forcible reminder of the words of the Psalmist when he says, "So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom," and well for him who stands fast in the faith to Him who says, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live."

FRIED.-On the 10th of December, in Franconia township, Montgomery Co., Pa., Hannah Ellen, daughter of Joseph and Susanna Fried, aged 20 years, 1 month and 29 days. On the 14th she was buried at the Franconia meeting-house. Joseph Price and Josiah Clemmer conducted the funeral services.

SWARTZLEY.-On the 11th of December, in Franconia, Montgomery Co., Pa., Anna, widow of Philip Swartzley who died two years ago, maiden name Schumacher, aged 89 years, 7 months and 14 days. She was buried on the 17th at the Franconia meeting-house. Isaac Rickert, and Andrew Mack preached from the text, Phil. 1:21.

SNIVELY.-On the 14th of December, in Franklin Co., Pa., of consumption, John Snively, aged 56 years. Services were held by the Brethren John Hunsicker and Michael Wenger. Text, Rev. 14:13. He was buried at the Chambersburg Mennonite Church.

KOLB.-On the 12th of December, in Amitville, Skippack township, Montgomery Co.,Pa., John H. Kolb, aged 77 years, 1 month and 3 days. On the 16th he was buried at the Upper Mennonite meetinghouse. His affliction was piles, of which he suffered painfully for four months till death relieved him.

HAUENSTEIN.-November 15th, near Mount Joy, Lancaster Co., Pa., Bro. Peter Hauenstein, aged 65 years, 11 months, and 1 day. Funeral on the 19th. Text,Matt. 24:44. Buried at Erisman's meetinghouse. Bro. Hauenstein was an upright member of the old Mennonite Church. He enjoyed a good conscience.

KESSLER.-November 16th, near Erisman's meeting-house, of dropsy, Andrew Kessler, aged 72 years, 8 months and 14 days. Funeral on the 20th. Text, Rom. 5:1. Buried at Erisman's meetinghouse.

YODER-December 1st in Holmes Co., Ohio, Daniel Yoder, aged 90 years, 7 months and 10 days. He was a faithful brother of the Amish Mennonite Church for over 65 years. He leaves a widow with whom he lived in matrimony about sixty-two years. Funeral services by Daniel Miller and Jacob J. Miller.

YODER.-On the 19th of December, in Logan Co., Ohio, Solomon Yoder, aged 45 years. Buried on the 21st, funeral services by John Wari in German and A. Frantz in English. Text, Phil. 1:21, "For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain."

ERB.-November 26th, in Donegal, Lancaster Co., Pa., Sister Mary Erb, widow, aged 74 years, 5 months and 3 days. Funeral on the 29th, Text, 2 Tim. 4:7,8. Buried at Krabill's meetinghouse. Many friends and neighbors assembled to pay the last tribute of respect.

RISSER.-November 4th, at Risser's Mill, Dauphin Co., Pa., Sister Elisabeth Risser, Widow, aged 87 years, 7 months and 18 days. Funeral on the 7th. Text, 1 Thess. 4:13-18. Buried in the Nissley family graveyard in Lancaster County. Sister Risser was a faithful member of the old Mennonite Church.

BRUBACHER.-November 10th, near Brunnerville, Lancaster Co., Pa., of scarlet fever, Amelia B., only child of Bro. and Sister Ch. B. Brubacher, aged 2 years, 9 months and 9 days. Funeral on the 12th. Text, 1 Pet. 1: 24,25. Buried at Hammer Creek meetinghouse.

MOYER.-November 11th, near Risser's meeting-house, Lancaster Co., Pa., of Dropsy, David E., son of Bro. and Sister Henry Moyer, aged 3 years, 1 month and 12 days. Funeral on the 13th. Text, Gal. 3:26. Buried at Holdeman's family graveyard.

MOYER.-November 12th, at the residence of her parents, John M. Philips, Mrs. Mary Ann Moyer, aged 17 years, 5 months and 27 days. Funeral on the 15th. Text, 2 Kings 20:1. Buried at Elizabethtown cemetery. A deeply afflicted husband and little babe followed her remains to the grave.

KURTZ.-On the 10th of December, in Pulaski Twp., Lawrence Co., Pa., of croup, Elizabeth, daughter of widow Elizabeth Kurtz, aged 2 years and 2 months. She was buried on the 12th. Funeral services by John R. Zook. Text, John 5: 25-29.

EICHER.-On the 14th of December, in St. Joseph Co., Ind., of dropsy, Michael Eicher, aged 65 years, 9 months and 5 days. He was buried on the 17th at the North Union Meeting-house, where services were held by J. F. Funk and G. Lambert, from Ps. 90:12. His first wife Mary Ann Blake died on 18th of Feb. 1847. He was married again on the 26th of Feb. 1865 to Susan Holdeman who survives him. May the Lord bless the sorrowing mother and children with the hope that their loss is his eternal gain.

ROSENBERGER.-On the 8th of December, in Upper Providence township, Montgomery Co., Pa., of paralysis, David Rosenberger, aged 74 years and 11 months. Buried on the 14th, at the New Providence Mennonite burying ground. Services at the house of the deceased by J. Huntsberger, and at the meeting-house by A. K. Bean and H. H. Johnson.

WEAVER.-On the 12th of December, in Franklin Co., Pa., of paralysis, Sister Mary A. Weaver, aged 83 years, 5 months and 27 days. She was buried at the Mennonite Church near Chambersburg. The funeral was attended by a large number of friends. Services were held by the brethren Philip Parret, Benjamin Lesher and Daniel Shank. Mary A. Weaver was born in Lancaster Co., Pa.; her maiden name was Diller. She was left an orphan when very young, married Bro. Jacob Weaver in 1819, and moved to Franklin Co., where her husband died suddenly in 1862. Forty-six of the 72 of her descendants living attended her funeral. She was an aunt of the late Rev. Jacob U. Diller, whose life was so suddenly terminated by the burning of the Sewanhaka in East River on the 30th of June 1880.

RICH.-On the 3rd of November, in Hickory Co., Missouri, Benjamin, son of widow Catherine Rich, aged 7 years, 8 months and 23 days. Funeral services were held by Jacob Yoder and Peter Lehman.

SCHANTZ.-On the 22nd of November, in Lee Co., Iowa, of a lingering lung disease which long ago reminded her that she must set her house in order that she must die, Anna, wife of Peter Shantz, aged 67 years, 5 months and 19 days. On the day before her death she called her husband to her and consulted with him concerning the welfare of the family. On being asked if she was prepared for eternity she said, "I had a desire to stay with you yet this winter, but it is well with my soul, I am prepared." She was a good mother and faithful wife. She was buried on the 24th of November, when funeral services were held by A. Slott, of the Baptist Church, and J. C. Krehbiel, of the Amish Mennonite Church, from 2 Tim. 4:7,8. The deceased was born in France. She united with the Amish Mennonite Church at the age of seventeen. She came to America when she was eleven years of age, and settled in Wayne Co., Ohio, where she married. Her maiden name was Roth. From there she went to Iowa in 1846. She continued a faithful Christian to the end.

PRINE.-On the 16th of December, in Allen Co., Ohio, of lung fever, Thulda Elizabeth, daughter of John and --- Prine, aged 7 years and 13 days. Buried on the 17th at Good's meetinghouse. Services by C.B. Brenneman and J. Shenk. "I'm going to live with the angels so fair, look for you, parents, and wait for you there, Where tears do not flow and where death cannot come; Together we'll dwell in that beautiful home."

HOLDEMAN.-On the 2nd of Sept. 1882, in Wayne Co., Ohio, Nancy, wife of Amos Holdeman, aged 70 years, 6 months and 21 days. She lived a married life over 53 years, and was the mother of 9 children. She was buried at the Mennonite burying ground where funeral services were held by Henry Beery, Isaac Good and others. She suffered much bodily affliction for many years, and had many severe spiritual trials, but through them all, and notwithstanding the strong efforts that were made to lead her to deny the faith she had covenanted to abide in, she remained faithful in the religion of her fathers unto the end of her life, He that is faithful unto death shall obtain a crown of life.

SCHLATTER.-On the 2nd of September, at Stillesville, Davis Co., Iowa, of old age, Magdalena, widow of Isaac Schlatter, her maiden name was King, aged 78 years and 5 months.

KING.-On the 28th of November, at Stillesville, Davis Co., Iowa, of dropsy, Jacob King, aged 69 years. During his long and severe sickness he rejoiced much in the hope to depart and be with Christ.

KINDIG.-On the 19th of November, in Markham, York county, Ontario, Jacob Kindig, aged 75 years. His body was consigned to earth in Weidmann's burying ground. Funeral services were held by Joseph Burkey and Samuel Hoover.

WEIDMANN.-On the 25th of November, in Markham, York Co., Ontario, very suddenly,the wife of Pre. Jacob Weidmann, aged 57 years. She was buried in Hesy's burying ground. Funeral services were held by Joseph Burkey and Samuel Hoover.

ROEMER,-On the 25th of November, the wife of Jonas Roemer, aged 25 years. She was buried in Weidmann's burying ground. Funeral services were held by Joseph Burkey and Samuel Hoover. These three persons were all faithful members of the Mennonite Church.

Transcribed by Jan Wilbur, Utah


HERALD OF TRUTH - Volume XX, Number 2 - Jan. 15, 1883 - pp 29,30

On the 8th of December, 1882, Bishop John Shaum, of Wayne county, O., passed peacefully away from this world of trial and afliction*, as we hope, to the rest which remaineth for the children of God. He was a man of quiet disposition, upright and sincere in his intercourse with his fellow-man, and a devoted Christian. In 1830 he was called to the ministry, and some eighteen years ago he was ordained to the office of Bishop. He was buried on the 12th of December, in the family grave-yard at the Mennonite Church, in Chester Twp., Wayne county, where appropriate services were held by Henry Horst and Henry Beery in the German language, and by Isaac Good in English, from Heb. 13:7,8. He had reached the advanced age of 85 years, 2 mos., 13 days. He was born in Northampton county, Pa.; was married on the 19th of October, 1817, to Sarah Buzzard, and lived in the married state sixty-one years. His descendants number sixteen children (twelve sons and four daughters, thirteen of whom are still living and were all present at the funeral), ninety-six grand-children, seventy-six of whom are still living, and forty-seven great grand-children of whom 43 are still living. He was spared long in this life of sorrow, and had his full share of the cares and anxieties of this present evil world, yet we have no doubt that he continually experienced the goodness and the mercy of a kind heavenly Father, who sustained and kept him through all his trials, in a good old age brought him to his rest in peace.
*Transcriber's note: Typed as printed.

EBY.-On the 21st of December in Waterloo, Ontario, of liver and kidney complaint, Brother Jacob Eby, aged 56 years, 9 months and 7 days. Buried on the 24th at Christian Eby's burying ground. Funeral text, Job 5:24,25.

BASINGER.-On the 22nd of December, in Blenheim township, Oxford Co., Ont., Deacon John Basinger, aged 82 years, 2 months and 8 days. He leaves a deeply bereaved widow but no children.

GOOD.-On the 11th of December, in Woolwich township, Waterloo Co., Ont., Sister Barbara, wife of Bro. Benjamin Good, aged 69 years, 2 months and 22 days. She suffered a long time of bodily afflictions, which she bore patiently until death released her.

KENNEL.-On the 10th of December, in Union Co., Pa., of paralysis, Sister Magdalena Kennel, aged over 84 years. Her maiden name was Newhauser, a sister of the late Christian Newhauser, and a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite Church. Her husband died in France, and left her with a family of small children. In 1831 she came to America. She was a helpful neighbor in case of sickness and funerals, and sympathized with her fellow creatures in their sufferings. We hope she has obtained the mercy that is promised to the merciful. Funeral services were held by Gideon Stoltzfus and David Zug from John 11: 25,26.

ALDERFER.-On the 17th of Dec., near Ledersachsville, Montgomery Co., Pa., Magdalena, wife of Benjamin Alderfer (Miller), aged 76 years, 8 months and 17 days. Buried at Salford Mennonite Meeting-house.

KLEIM.-On the 20th of Dec., in Frederick Station, Montgomery Co., Pa., Jacob Kleim, in the 80th year of his age. Buried at the Salford Meeting-house.

ROTH.-On the 19th of December, near Wayland, Henry Co., Iowa, of inflammation of the bowels, Nicholas H. Roth, aged 44 years, 10 months and 19 days. He suffered greatly for twelve days, but waited patiently in the hope of a better home in the world to come. He leaves a widow and six children to mourn his departure. He was a kind father and husband a good neighbor, and a faithful member in the Church. Funeral services were held by S. Gerig, S.F. Miller and J. Von Gunden in German and B Eicher in English. Text 1 Cor. 15.

MUSSELMAN.-On the 25th of December, in Milford tp., Bucks Co., Pa., Susanna, widow of the late John Musselman, aged 79 years, 4 months and 24 days. Buried at the Schwam Old Mennonite Church.

GOOD.-On the 23rd of October, in Marticville, Lancaster Co., Pa., of the infirmities of age, John Good, aged 85 years, 4 months and 26 days. Services by Abraham Herr, and John Harnish.

WEAVER.-On December 9th 1882, near Chambersburg, Franklin Co., Pa., of palsy, Mary Weaver, aged 83 years, 5 months and 27 days. She was the mother of twelve children, eight of them still living, thirty-five grand-children and twenty-five great grand-children, in all seventy-two of her descendants were left to mourn her departure. Her husband died nearly 24 years before her. The deceased was a consistant member of the Old Mennonite Church for nearly 51 years. She was buried at the Chambersburg meeting-house. Services by P. Parret, P. Wadel and B. Lesher. Text, Psalms 125: 5,6. A large concourse of friends and neighbors followed her to her resting place.

STOUFFER.-December 29th, 1882, near Williamson, Franklin Co, Pa., of pneumonia, Catharine, wife of Daniel Stouffer, aged 62 years, 7 months and 18 days. Buried on the 2nd of January at the Mennonite Church near Williamson. She was followed to her grave by a large number of friends and neighbors. Sister Stouffer was a faithful member of the Old Mennonite Church for a number of years. Her seat was seldom vacant when the time came for meeting. She leaves a deeply bereaved husband but no children. Services by P.H. Parret and J. Hunsicker. Text, Phil. 1:21.

WISMER.-On the 2nd of January, 1882*, in Bedminster, Bucks Co., Pa., after a lingering illness of about 45 years, Catharine, widow of Abraham D. Wismer, aged 79 years, 10 months and 18 days.
*Transcriber's note: Typed as printed; probably should be 1883.

DELP.-On the 21st of December, 1882, in New Britain township, Bucks Co., Pa., Amos Delp, aged 78 years. He was buried at the Doylestown meeting-house. He was a member of the Mennonite Church.

YOTHER.-On the 22nd of December, in Bedminster, Bucks Co., Pa., Jacob Yother, aged 26 years, 11 months and 10 days. He was buried at Deep Run, where many friends assembled to pay their last tribute of respect.

FRY.-On the 10th of December in Souderton, Montgomery Co., Pa., Hannah Ellen Fry, aged 20 years, 1 month and 29 days. She was buried at Franconia, where the funeral services were held by Jonas Price and Josiah Clemmer.

CLEMMER.-December 16th 1882, in Salford township, Montgomery Co., Pa., Aaron Clemmer, aged 54 years and 10 days. He was buried at Salford Meeting-house. Services by Isaac Clemmens and Josiah Clemmer.

DERSTEIN.-On the 17th of December 1882, in Montgomery Co., Pa., Henry Derstein, aged 79 years and 10 days. He was buried at Gehman's Meeting-house, in Bucks Co. Services by Josiah Clemmer and Abel Horning.

RICKERT.-In Hilltown township, Bucks Co., Pa., on the 22nd of December, David Edgar Rickert, aged 2 years, 1 month and 14 days. Services by Samuel Leatherman and Josiah Clemmer.

ROOT.-Near Elkhart, Ind., on the 30th of December, Julia Anna Root, aged 74 years, 1 month and 17 days. She was born in 1808 in Northampton Co., Pa. She was the mother of three children of which one, a son, preceded her to the eternal world. Thirty-two years ago she sought and found peace with God through faith and the blood of Jesus. Mother Root suffered much during the later years of her life, but she bore it patiently, and waited faithfully for her deliverance, with the hope of eternal life in heaven.

DILLER.-On the 22nd of December, near Pendleton, Putnam Co., Ohio, of liver and heart disease, Sister Elizabeth Diller, wife of John Diller, aged 68 years, 11 months and 8 days. She leaves a husband and 10 children. Many sorrowing friends and relatives were present at her funeral. She suffered much during her 15 weeks of sickness, but she bore all with Christian patience. She had a desire to depart and be with Jesus, which is far better. Services at the house by Christian Zimmerly, and at the Meeting-house by John Moser.

HARSHBERGER.-Dec. 15th, in Somerset Co., Pa., of typhoid fever Christina, wife of Tobias Harshberger, aged 27 years and 10 days. Buried on the 17th. Services by Jonas Blauch and Jacob Holsapple.

SALA.-On the 20th of Dec., Conemauch, Somerset County, Pa., of palsy, Bro. John Sala, aged about 63 years. Funeral services by Peter A. Blough and Cyrus Harshberger. Text Isaiah 38:1. Bro. Sala was born and brought up in Somerset Co., where he spent a quiet life. On 11th of last June, as he was preparing to go to church, he received a stroke of palsy, which lamed his right side and made him speechless, from which he never recovered. He was a shining light in the Mennonite church for many years. He was an undertaker by trade and made 329 coffins for those who died in his neighborhood. Children remember the good advice of your pious father.

LEHMAN.-On the 24 of Dec., near Chambersburg, in Franklin Co., Pa., of pneumonia, Sister Elizabeth Lehman, aged 68 years, 10 months and 1 day. Buried in Lehman's graveyard, where her husband is buried. Funeral services were held by John Hunsicker in German and Jos. Driver and Gabriel Heatwole in English. Text, Phil. 1:21.

LONGENECKER.-In Dec., at Hanover, York Co., Pa., Benjamin Longenecker, aged 62 years, 9 months and 15 days.

BERRY.-Near New Erection, Rockingham Co., Va., Sister Susanna Berry. Aged 72 years, 4 months and 3 days. Buried at the Bank church, where appropriate rnmarks* were made by G.D. Heatowle, D.S. Heatwole and W.T. Price. Text, 3 Cor. 5:1.
*Transcriber's note: Typed as printed.

SMOKER.-Nov. 7th, Anna Smoker, aged 78 years, 9 months and 20 days. Funeral Services by David H. Yoder. Her maiden name was Brand; she was born in Canton Berne, Switzerland, on the 17th of June 1804, came to the United States in her 13th year, and was joined in matrimony with David Smoker on the 29th of Oct. 1820. She was the mother of 8 children, six of whom remain to mourn the loss of a dear mother. Two have gone before. These with fifty-eight grand children and two great grand children number her decendants.

KINDY.-At Mount Joy, Markham, Ontario, on the 19th of Nov., 1882, Bro. Jacob Kindy, sen., aged 75 years, 4 months and 24 days.

RAMER.-At Mount Joy, Markham, Ontario, on the 25th of Nov., 1882, Sister Fanny, wife of Jonas Ramer, aged 56 years, 5 months and 8 days. On the 27th her remains were deposited in the Mennonite church yard in the presence of many friends and neighbors, where appropriate services were held by Joseph Barkey, in German, from Rev. 14:13., and Samuel Hoover, in English from 1 Cor. 15:55. The deceased leaves a sorrowing husband and four sons to mourn their loss. We hope she has gone to her rest in peace.

HOOVER.-At Cherrywood, Ontario, on the 15th of December, 1882, Minnie, infant daughter of A.R. and Fanny Hoover, aged 1 month and 22 days.

FISHBORN.-On the 28th of Dec. 1882 in Middletown, Pa., Joseph Fishborn, in the 70th year of his age.

VISTRAND.-On the 23rd of December, in Warren Co., Pa., of whooping cough, Nellie Cornetia, daughter of John L. and Anna L. Vistrand aged 59 days. "Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of God."

Transcribed by Jan Wilbur, Utah

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