Herald of Truth Obituaries - July, 1883

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Herald of Truth - Volume XX, Number 13 - July 1, 1883, page 205

RESSLER.- On the 31st of May, in Union township, Elkhart county, Ind., of typhoid fever, Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Levi and Veronica Ressler, aged 10 years, 2 months and 15 days. Buried June 2nd, at Shaum's burying-ground. Services were held at Yellow Creek Meeting-house by P. Lehman, D. Burkholder and J. F. Funk from 2 Thess. 2:16, 17. "Not dead, but gone before." May this affliction lead us to a more implicit trust in Him whose love is constantly over all his children.

YODER.- June 18th, in Mahoning Co., O., of consumption, Sarah, daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth Yoder, aged 21 years, 4 months and 8 days. Buried at Oberholtzer's, where services were held by Jacob Stauffer and Joseph Bixler. She felt the need of a Savior and was baptized several weeks before death.

RUPP.- June 1st, in Fulton Co., Ohio, of a lingering sickness, Barbara Rupp, widow of Peter Rupp deceased, aged about 70 years. On the 3rd the body was consigned to mother earth, when many persons were assembled to witness the services. Text, 2 Cor. 5.

NAFZIGER.- June 12th, in Fulton county, O., after long suffering, Magdelena, wife of Joseph Nafziger, aged 71 years, 5 months and 3 days. She was for many years a member of the Amish Mennonite church, and was a loving mother and useful neighbor. She was buried on the 14th, on which occasion words of comfort were spoken to the large congregation from John 14:13.

SHERK.- On the 5th of June, in Waterloo Co., Ont., Lea Sherk, daughter of Preacher David Sherk deceased, aged 29 years, 6 months and 7 days. Services by E. E. W. in German and by J. W. in English.

GEHMAN.- June 6th, near Middletown, Dauphin Co., Pa. Bro. Henry Gehman, on his birthday, aged 99 years. Four weeks before his death he partook of the communion. Three children- one son and two daughters- , 18 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren survive him. The funeral services were conducted by the Brethren John Erb, of Dauphin county, Jacob Mumaw, of Cumberland county, and Martin Rutt, of Lancaster county. English text, Gen. 47:9, and German Text, Gen. 17:1.
The Steelton Reporter says, "Henry Gehman was, no doubt, the best known farmer in the lower end of Dauphin county. He was born in Lancaster county and resided in Lower Swatara township, Dauphin Co., for 74 years. Bro. Gehman enjoyed the best of health during his long life, always active in business pursuits, and up to within one year of his death had the entire management of the farm. He was a consistent member of the Mennonite Church."
This statement differs slightly from what we understood our informant and reported in the last number of the Herald. [Ed.]

STAHL.- On the 28th of May, in Somerset Co., Pa., Emma Jane, daughter of John and Gertrude Stahl, aged 7 years, 7 months and 25 days. Buried on the 8th. Funeral services by Peter A. Blough and Cyrus Hershberger.

BOLLER.- On the 30th of May, in Noble county, Ind., George Z. Boller, aged 54 years, 5 months and 23 days. The remains were interred at the Haw Patch, on the 1st of June, followed by many assembled friends and relatives. The funeral services were held by the Brethren Isaac Smucker in German and John S. Coffman in English. Bro. Boller was about 26 years a faithful deacon in the Amish Mennonite Church. He leaves a deeply bereaved widow, one son and several grandchildren to mourn his departure. Peace to his ashes, and long live his virtues in those for whom he lived and labored.

YODER.- In Nappanee, Ind., on the 6th of June, Moses C. Yoder, aged 27 years, 4 months and 9 days. He leaves a widow and 2 children to mourn his death. Funeral services by Daniel Wysong and J. P. Smucker.

UP Transcribed by: Carolyn Hunnicutt, Indiana

Herald of Truth - Volume XX, Number 14 - July 15, 1883, page 221

MARTIN.- On the 12th of June, in Washington Tp., Gratiot County Michigan, of inflammation of the lungs, Nancy Martin, at the early age of 20 years, 5 months and 6 days. She was born in Woolwich Tp., Waterloo Co., Ontario, and was a daughter of Henry S. Reist. She was married to Edward Martin Feb. 26th 1883, and was buried on the 14th of June, in the presence of many friends. She had been sick only six days and leaves a husband, father, two sisters, and a brother to mourn their loss.
"O what are all my sufferings here,
If Lord thou count me meet,
With that enraptured host t, appear,
And worship at thy feet!

Give joy or grief, give ease or pain,
Take life or friends away;
But let me find them all again
In that eternal day."

Transcriber's note: Tp. typed as written.

BRENNEMAN.- July 5th 1883, near Holton, Jackson Co., Kan., Henry Brenneman, Sr., aged 68 years, 6 months and 2 days. Buried at Bills Creek Cemetery, where many friends were assembled to pay their respects to the memory of the deceased. Services by P. Jones.

METZLER- On the 5th of July, in Springfield township, Mahoning Co., Ohio, Nettie, daughter of Joel and Mary Metzler, aged 6 years, 2 months and 12 days. She was buried at Metzler's graveyard, where services were held by Joseph Bixler, Jacob Stauffer and Peter Boesinger.
Darling Nettie, mild and lovely,
We do miss thee here below
But with this our hearts we comfort
That thou didst to Jesus go.

GROVE.- On the 1st of June, in Adams Co., Pa., of Cramp Colic, Martin Grove, aged 52 years. He was a member of the old Mennonite Church. Services were held by Martin Whisler, and Daniel Shenk from Matt. 24:44. "Therefore be ye also ready."

MILLER.- On the 19th of June, in Adams co., Pa., Sister Miller, aged 80 years and 8 months. She desired for some time to go home and be with Jesus. Peace to her ashes. Services by Martin Whisler and D. Shenk from 2 Tim. 4:7, 8.

PATTERSON.- May 14th, in Elkhart Co., Ind., Elizabeth, wife of David Patterson, aged 66 years and 8 days. She was born in Juanita Co., Pa., and moved to Elkhart in 1870. She became a member of the United Brethren Church in 1860. Her Christian life was fraught with faithfulness, devotion and piety. About a year ago she became the subject of much suffering. She bore it all with Christian resignation, and expressed a confident hope in Christ. She was the mother of five children, all of whom preceded her to that better land. A husband and granddaughter, with other friends, are left to mourn, but not without hope.

STOLTZFUS.- On the 21st of June, in Union county, Pa., of heart disease, Samuel Stoltzfus, aged 67 years, 5 months and 27 days. He had fallen down a flight of stairs a couple of weeks previously, which we think hastened his end. He was a faithful member of the Amish Church. Funeral services were held by J. P. Mast, of Lancaster county.

MILLER.- On the 19th of June, in Lagrange Co., Ind., - wife of John Miller, aged 54 years, 1 month and 8 days. She leaves a sorrowing husband and one child. She had a desire to depart and be with Christ, and to this she had a good hope. She was a faithful member of the Amish Church. Funeral services by John Yoder and Manasseh Miller, from John 25:28. Many friends and relatives followed her to the grave.

BUERKY.- On the 4th of July, in Cass Co., Mo., of typhoid fever, Bro. Jacob Buerky, aged 59 years. He leaves a wife and 6 children. But they need not mourn as those who have no hope. He was a faithful brother in the Amish Church. We trust he has entered the rest that remaineth for the children of God. Peace to his ashes. Funeral services by John Hertzler and Jacob C. Kenagy.

MITCHEL.- In Bucks county, Pa., Elizabeth (Dieutzman) wife of Nathaniel Mitchel, aged 86 years, 9 months and 5 days. Services were held at Friend's Meeting-house, by John Gross and Samuel Gottshalk. She was buried at the Deep Run burying ground.

WALKER.- On the 12th of June, in Somerset Co., Pa., Mary, wife of D. Walker, aged 33 years and 6 days. She was a faithful member of the Dunkard Church and was buried at Schrock's burying ground. She was followed to her last resting place by many friends and relatives, who gathered there to pay the last tribute of respect to the memory of the departed. Services by Samuel Raman and George Schrock.

OESCH.- On the 25th of June, in Hickory county, Mo, Sister Catharine (Hostetter), wife of Joseph Oesch. She leaves a bereaved husband and six children to mourn their loss. the youngest being less than three weeks old, This is a severe affliction for the bereaved husband- may the Lord been received into a better home. Her age was 27 years 1 month and 3 days. Services by Jacob Yoder, from John comfort him. They need not mourn however as those having no hope; for we have the assurance that she has 5:24- 29, and P. S. Lehman from Rev. 22:12.

Transcriber's note: Placement and lack of punctuations as in the original.

YODER.- On the 28th of June, near Berlin, Holmes county, Ohio, Jonas M. Yoder, aged 48 years, 7 months and 24 days. Bro. o der was a member of the Amish Church, and remained faithful in his belief to the end. Services were held by David Gnagy and Abraham Mast from Eph. 6:1-5, and Joshua Hostetler from John 5:2

Transcriber's note: o der typed as written, (it should be Yoder).

YODER.- On the 25th of June, in McPherson county, Kan., of consumption, Sarah Yoder, aged 24 years, 9 months and 4 days. She suffered greatly, but endured it all with patience. She remained steadfast in the faith and we trust, received the crown of life. She selected two hymns to be sung at her funeral, one "Gute nacht ihr liebsten, mein," and the other, "Weep not for me, my parents, dear." On the 27th she was buried. Her aged parents and many friends followed her to the grave. She was a faithful sister in the Amish Church and beloved by all who knew her. Services by Bro. Brundage in German and J. Holdeman in English from John 5:24, 25.

Transcribed by: Carolyn Hunnicutt, Indiana

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