Herald of Truth Obituaries - May, 1883

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HERALD OF TRUTH - Volume XX, Number 9 - May 1, 1883 - pp 140,141

HUNSICKER.-Near Chambersburg, Franklin Co., Pa., on the 10th of March, Lydia Hunsicker, wife of Bishop John Hunsicker, aged 70 years, 2 months and 10 days. Her maiden name was Shirk. Sister Hunsicker had been complaining for sometime, and on the 8th she was paralyzed and could not speak afterward. She was a bright light in the church militant, and left us a lively hope that she will shine in the church triumphant. This is a deep affliction to our aged brother. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite church for many years, and her departure is much felt by the church and all who knew her. Services were conducted in German by Peter Wadel and John Lehman, and in English by Philip H. Parret.

FORTNA.-On the 20th of March, near Chambersburg, Pa., Eddie, only son of Curtis and Polly Fortna. Buried the 22nd at Chambersburg where services were held by Peter Wadel and Philip Parret from John 11:28.

HORST.-On the 23rd of March, near Chambersburg, very suddenly of heart disease, Annie, wife of Levi Horst, aged 61 years, 10 months and 24 days. She leaves a sorrowing husband and five children to mourn her departure. The remains of Sister Horst were buried at Chambersburg on the 25th, when services were held in German by Peter Wadel, also by Michael Horst of Maryland, and in English by Philip H. Parret.

Note from family researcher: "This Annie is Anna Lehman "

MARTIN.-March 27th, near Chambersburg, Franklin county, Pa., of bronchial consumption, Elizabeth Martin, aged 60 years and 19 days. She suffered for sometime, but bore her affliction patiently. She ever hungered for the bread of life, and whenever visited desired singing and prayer. A little while before she died she said, "I'm going home to-morrow." The life she lived left a bright hope that she will be blessed in the home which the Lord she loved prepared for all the faithful. Buried at Chambersburg. Remarks were made by John Unsicker and Peter Wadel in German and Philip H. Parret in English.

KYLER.-On the 27th of March, near Chambersburg, Pa., Martha Emma Kyler, aged 1 month and 13 days. Interred at Chambersburg: services by Philip H. Parret.

EVERSOLE.-On the 30th of March, near Chambersburg, Pa., Fannie, daughter of Henry and Lizzie Eversole, 9 years, 9 months and 12 days. Buried on the 1st of April. Funeral services were held by Peter Wadel in German and Israel Sullenberger in English from Rev. 21:4. Fannie was a bright little girl loved by all who knew her.

SHANK.-On the 6th of April, near Chambersburg,Pa., of pneumonia, Moses Shank, aged 55 years, 10 months and 12 days. His last affliction was not long but severe. His sufferings were mingled with prayers and supplications, and an earnest desire that his house, which he manifested a desire to leave, should b e set in order for his departure. A widow, two sons and four daughters mourn his departure. Bro. Shank was a member of the Mennonite church for many years. The funeral was held at the Chambersburg church where remarks were made by Daniel Roth from Maryland and Philip H. Parret, from Isaiah 33:1.

AUKER.-In Juniata county, Pa., April 11th, Mary Auker, aged 72 years, 3 months and 22 days. Sister Auker suffered much the last two weeks of her life, of heart disease, but was fully resigned to God's will. Buried at Lost Creek where many friends met to pay their last respects to the departed. Appropriate remarks were made by Jacob Graybill and William Graybill. Text, John 19:30.

HALTEMAN.-On the 21st of March, in Juniata county, Pa., of heart disease, Abraham Halteman* son of Bishop, Abraham Halteman, (who departed this life about 17 years ago) aged 68 years, 8 months and 17 days. He was a member of the Mennonite Church,* Brother Halteman leaves two sons and two daughters to mourn their loss. Buried at the brick church near Richfield. Service by William, Jacob and Thomas Graybill.
*Transcriber's note: Typed as printed.

BENTLY.-March 31st, in Lost Creek Valley, Juniata county, Pa., of the infirmities of age, Elizabeth Bently, wife of Caleb Bently, aged 70 years. Buried at Lost Creek graveyard. Funeral services by William Graybill.

HOUSER.-April 3rd, in East Lampeter, Lancaster county, Pa., of congestion of the lungs, Sister Barbara Houser, aged 71 years, 9 months and 20 days. She was sick only two days. The funeral services were conducted by David Buckwalter in German and John Landis in English. Text, 2 Cor. 5:1.

RUPP.-March 19th, in Shiremanstown, Cumberland county, Pa., Sister Elizabeth Rupp, wife of Pre. George Rupp, aged 79 years, 5 months and 27 days. Funeral on the 22nd. Text, Job 14:10. Buried at Slate Hill meeting house. Sister Rupp was a faithful member of the Mennonite church. Peace to her ashes!

RHOADES.-March 26th, in Fairview, Cumberland county, Pa., Brother Abraham Rhoades, aged 70 years, 8 months and 26 days. Funeral on the 28th. Text, 1 Thess. 4:13-18. Buried at Mt. Zion Cemetery. A wife and one son mourn his death.

EHRHART.-March 29th, near "Old Line," Lancaster,* Co., Pa., Sister Rebecca Ehrhart, wife of John Ehrhart, aged 55 years, 7 months and 8 days. Funeral on April 1st. Text, 2 Tim. 4:6-8. Buried at Hernly's meeting house. Sister Ehrhart was a faithful member of the Mennonite church.
*Transcriber's note: Typed as printed.

CROSSON.-April 2nd, at Junction, Lancaster Co, Pa., Sister Mary L. Crosson, wife of Ellery Crosson, aged 28 years and 16 days. Funeral on the 4th. Text, Luke 10:42. Buried at Kauffman's meeting house.

EBERSOLE.-April 5th, at Clarence Center, New York, an infant daughter of Henry and Nancy Ebersole. Funeral services by Elder Roads.

MEYERS.-March 23rd, near Wakarusa, Ind., Mary C., wife of Cyrus Meyers, aged 30 years, 3 months and 13 days. Buried on the 25th at North Union. Services by George Lambert and John S. Coffman. She seemed fully prepared for death, was perfectly resigned to God's will, and, when she saw that her time had come to depart, had no regrets or cares except a thought for her little children.

LECHLITNER.-On the 16th of April, in Elkhart county, Ind., of paralysis, Jonathan Lechlitner, aged 62 years, 16 months and 11 days. He was buried at Yellow Creek burying ground on the 18th, where services were held by Eli Miller and J.F. Funk from Matt. 22:44. "Be ye also ready." Funeral was largely attended. The deceased had many trials and sufferings to endure during his lifetime, and leaves a sorrowing widow and sons and daughters to mourn his death. May the Lord be their comfort and guide, and bring them all to the rest that remaineth for the people of God.

MELLINGER.-April 17th, in Mahoming county, Ohio, Benedict Mellinger, aged 70 years, 9 months and 27 days. Services by Jacob Stauffer, John Burkholder and Peter Basinger. The deceased was at times afflicted with mental derangement, and one week before his death was taken to Newburgh to the hospital for the insane where he died. He was for a long time a member of the Mennonite church.

SHANK.-April 6th, on Blanchard river, Putnam county, Ohio, of a lingering illness, Veronica Shank, widow of Pre. Jonas Shank, aged 69 years and 2 months. Buried on the 8th by the side of her husband, who died 17 years ago. She left 5 sons and 3 daughters to mourn her departure. Services by G. Brenneman.

MAST.-On the 1st of March, near Benton, Holmes county, Ohio, of pleurisy and later brain and spinal affection for fifteen weeks, Samuel Mast, Sr., aged 70 years, 11 months and 11 days. Brother Mast was twice married, having two children by the first marriage, one of whom is living and eleven by the second marriage, nine of whom are living. These, with a bereaved companion, and a large number of grandchildren are left to mourn their loss. Bro. Mast was a preacher of the Amish church many years. He was faithful to the trust committed to him and labored faithfully and zealously in the vineyard of the Lord. His labors here have ceased, and he has gone to recive* his reward.
*Transcriber's note: Typed as printed.

DETRICK.-April 2nd, in Montgomery county, Ohio, Sarah Detrick, aged 82 years, 2 months and 25 days. The deceased was born in Rockingham county, Va., and her maiden name was Coffman. She was married to Adam Detrick, in 1817, and with her husband emigrated to Montgomery county, Ohio in 1830, settling on the farm where she resided at the time of her death. She was the mother of thirteen children, ten of whom survive her; her grandchildren numbered ninety-eight, sixty-eight living; her great grandchildren ninety-five, seventy-six living; and her great great grandchildren five, making a total of two hundred and eleven decendants. She was a member of the German Baptist or Dunkard church for over sixty years.

TUFFORD.-On the 7th of April, in Lincoln county, Ont., of consumption, Susan Tufford, aged 74 years, 7 months and 5 days. Sister Tufford was a pattern of Christian life and consecration to all who knew her. She was never married. She was buried at the Moyer church on the 9th, where funeral services were conducted by A.K. Honsberger in English from 1 Cor. 15:21,22.

HEATWOLE.-On the 18th of April, in Harvey county, Kansas, of measles and lung affection, Mary Eva, daughter of R.J. and Margaret Heatwole, aged 8 month and 2 days.
Yes, now our darling babe is gone
Beyond the stream of Jordan;
And now its little eyes are closed
To earth and all its burden.

Yet, though we're sad to let it go
To him from whom 'twas given,
We've learned to say, "Thy will be done,"
And long to meet in heaven.
Dear little one, thy daily smiles
Have taught us all a lesson
Thy pleasantness from morn till eve
Should grace our own profession.

Oh may our hearts be formed aright,
For heaven, our promised blessing;
Our ways be ways of pleasantness.
Our lives be more caressing. R.J.H.

JONES.-April 8th, in Harvey county, Kansas, of measles and lung affection, Anna Frances, daughter of Eli and Mary Jones, aged 8 years, 1 month and 4 days.

RUTT.-On the 29th of March, near David City, Butler county, Neb., of inflammation of the lungs, William Loyd, infant son of Jacob H. and Elmira S. Rutt, aged 2 months and 7 days. Funeral services by Jacob Mumaw from Matt. 19:14.

DETWEILER.-On the 27th of March, near Danvers, Ill., of consumption, Elizabeth Detweiler, aged 38 years, 7 months and 7 days. Her maiden name was Garber, and her parents emigrated to America in 1846. She was married to John Detweiler in 1864; was a faithful sister in the Mennonite Church, and leaves a husband and three children to mourn her departure. They need not mourn as those who have no hope, for she took her leave of this world with a perfect trust in God. Buried on the 29th in the presence of many friends and relatives. Services by Joseph Stuckey from John 11:26.

MILLER.-April 10th, in California of consumption, Lena Bachman Miller, aged 36 years, 8 months and 1 day. Born in Butler county, Ohio, and married to John R. Miller in 1872. She leaves a deeply bereaved husband and four children. The remains were brought to Danvers Ill., where they were consigned to earth on the 18th of April, in the presence of many friends and relatives. Sister Miller was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. Services were held in the English langauge* by Preacher Langley and in the German language by Joseph Stuckey.
*Transcriber's note: Typed as printed.

RHODES.-April 2nd, near Mount Clinton, Rockingham county, Va., Elizabeth Rhodes at the advanced age of 82 years, 11 months and 13 days. She was buried on the 4th at the Bank Church, where a large concourse of relatives and friends were assembled to pay their last respects to the deceased. She has for a number of years been a consistent member of the Mennonite Church. Service were held by D.H. Landes, John Geil, and G.D. Heatwole.

WENGER.-March 31st, near Harrisonburg, Rockingham county, Va., very suddenly, John B. Wenger, aged 62 years, 6 months and 15 days. He leaves a widow and three children to mourn his unexpected departure. He was sick about three and half* hours. He and his son were hauling wheat to market, and coming home ate supper as usual. After supper he went about his work, but soon returned to the house with a violent headache; but did not remain long till he said it was important that he should go and attend to some work. On starting he said if he did not return in half an hour, they need not be surprised to find him dead. In about ten minutes his sons brought him to the house, suffering very much, and in a few hours he was dead. His death was caused by a ruptured blood vessel in his head. He was buried at Weaver's church on the 2nd of April where service were held by P.S. Miller, Samuel Sanger, and Gabriel Heatwole.
*Transcriber's note: Typed as printed.

BRUNK.-April 5th at New Erection, Rockingham county Va., John Newton, son of C.H. and Mary Brunk, aged 1 year, 8 months and 13 days. Buried the 7th, at New Erection, where services were conducted by Daniel S. Heatwole and W.T. Price.

BROSEY.-April 2nd, in Columbia, Lancaster county, Pa., Lavina Brosey, widow, aged 50 years and 4 days. Funeral on the 4th. Text, Psalm 90:12. Buried at Landisville meeting house.

YORTY.-April 1st, in Belleview, Lebanon Co., Pa., Brother John Yorty, aged 57 years, 11 months and 4 days. Funeral on the 5th. Text, Rev. 14:13. Buried at Gingrich's meeting-house. A large congregation met to pay the last tribute of respect to the beloved brother. Brother Yorty was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. Peace to his ashes.

EHRHART.-April 14th, near "Old Line," Lancaster county, Pa., Samuel H. only child of Daniel and Mary Ehrhart, aged 1 year, 8 months and 17 days. Funeral on the 17th. Text, 1 Thess. 4:13. Buried at Hernly's meeting-house.

CLEMMENS.-April 1st, in Toamencin township, Montgomery county, Pa., Anna, wife of John Clemmens, her maiden name was Godshalk, aged 77 years, 1 month and 15 days. Services at the house by Christian Allebach, and at the meeting house by Josiah Clemmer.

RITTENHOUSE.-April 3rd, in Franconia township, Montgomery county, Pa., Abraham R. Rittenhouse, aged 76 years, 11 months and 5 days. Services at the house by Josiah Clemmer in German and at the meeting-house by Samuel Godshalk in English.

DERSTEIN.-April 3rd, in Franconia township, Montgomery county, Pa., Sarah, wife of John Derstein, maiden name Landis, aged 49 years, 4 months and 19 days. Services by Samuel Godshalk at the house and Josiah Clemmer at the meeting house. Text, Lamentations 1:12.

SHETLER.-April 1st, in Adams township, Cambria Co., Pa., of scarlet fever, Moses, son of Christian and Polly Shetler, aged 12 years and 5 days. No funeral services were held on account of sickness in the family.

BLOUGH.-On the 1st day of April in Cambria county, Pa., of consumption, Bishop Samuel Blough, aged 55 years, 9 months and 19 days. Buried on the 8th in the graveyard at the Weaver meeting house, followed to the grave by many friends and relatives. Funeral sermon by Jacob Snyder of Blair county, Pa. Text, Psalms 34:7. Brother Blough left a wife, 10 children and 15 grandchildren, which were all at his funeral. He was married over 32 years and was a member of the Mennonite church 34 years. Bro. Blough was a minister upwards of 28 years and a bishop about 5 years. He was a faithful minister, a shepherd over his flock and a wise counselor. He went away last October to preach, and when he returned he was sick, and never preached again for his congregation. The last sermon he preached to his congregation was a funeral sermon for a young brother. During his ministry he preached over three hundred funeral sermons. A few days before his death, he told his wife several times that he heard the angels singing, and about fifteen minutes before he drew his last breath, he said Christ's kingdom is so near. Brother Blough will not only be missed in the family circle, but in the community, and especially in the church. From his pious life and confiding trust in God, we have an abiding hope that he has taken a higher place than he had on earth in the family above among the bloodwashed throng which John the Divine saw in vision from the isle of Patmos. Let the children of his household and the church over which he had charge never forget the good advice, the friendly admonitions, and the earnest appeals which he as a father and a watchman so faithfully presented.

MANN.-On the 26th of April, in Jamestown, Elkhart Co, Ind., of consumption, Mary,* Jane, wife of Joseph Mann, aged 35 years, 1 month and 21 days. She was born in Bedford county, Pa., was married to her surviving husband, April 4th, 1878 and in her early death leaves to the care of her sorrowing husband an infant two week's old. She was afflicted for about a year, and during the time of her sufferings, which during the latter period of her life were severe, her mind was led to consider the important question of her eternal welfare; she desired the prayers of God's children, and gave evidences that she believed and trusted in the Lord. She said she was willing to take her departure whenever the Lord should call her. We hope she has gone to receive the reward of the righteous. She was buried on Sunday the 8th. Her funeral was largely attended. Services were held by Rev. Lash and J.F. Funk, from Numbers 23:10. May he who alone can comfort in the hour of affliction sanctify this trial to the blessings of the bereaved husband, parents and friends.
*Transcriber's note: Typed as printed.

BURNS.-On the 24th of April in Elkhart, Elkhart county, Ind., of a lingering illness, Orpha May, daughter of Felix and Lena Burns, aged 11 months and 24 days. Buried at Shaum's burying ground on the 25th. Services by Rev. N. Hasty. May a kind heavenly Father comfort the dear parents in their sad affliction.

Transcribed by Jan Wilbur, Utah


HERALD OF TRUTH - Volume XX, Number 10 - May 15, 1883 - pg 157

HEPPNER.-In Reinland, Manitoba, of sore throat, two daughters of Anton Heppner. On the 19th of March, Anganeta, sick four days, aged 9 year. On the 9th of April, Anna, sick six days, aged 15 years and two months.

DUECK.-In Reinland, Manitaoba, of sore throat, a son and daughter of Isaac Dueck, Franz and Anna.

SCHENK.-April 25th, at Ayr, Adams county, Nebraska, Sarah Anna, daughter of brother and sister Benjamin and Anna Schenk, aged 3 months and 6 days. Buried at Roseland Meeting-house.

SOUDER.-In Johnson Co., Mo., April, 26th, of Inflammation, Arvilla Souder, aged 18 years, 3 months, and 5 days. She was sick but one week, and endured great pain, bearing it with the spirit of a christian, calling to her Lord to take her home. Calling the family to the bed she gently admonished them as to what a life to lead so they might meet where she was now ready to go to meet her father and sister, who but a few months ago crossed the river before her. She was buried at the Holden cemetery on the 27th.
We will miss thee, dearest sister,
Since thy voice we'll hear no more;
But you'll meet your happy kindred
On the bright celestial shore.

Mother, calm your heaving bosom,
Know it was the Savior's will;
Three places vacant in our household,
Which none on earth can fill.

ERNST.-On the 24th of April, in Noble, Washington Co., Iowa, of liver complaint, Magdalene, wife of Christian Ernst, maiden name Wenger, aged 41 years and 2 months. She lived in a firm trust in Jesus, and a hope of an eternal home in heaven. Three children went before her to the eternal world. Funeral services were held by S. Gehrig and Benj. Eicher.

GRABILL.-March 31st, near Cullom, Livingston Co., Illinois, Helena, wife of Ephraim Grabill, aged 34 years, 1 month and 18 days. Buried on April 2nd. A large congregation was assembled to pay the last tribute of respect to the deceased. Peace to her ashes.

ZOOK.-April 17th, in Clinton Township, Elkhart Co., Ind. Maria Zook, widow, aged 81 years, 10 months and 2 days. She was buried on the 19th in the presence of a large congregation. Services by Levi Weaver in German and D.J. Johns and Isaac Berkey in English, from Rev. 14:12,13.

STIFFLER.-On the 2nd of May, in Elkhart, Indiana, of asthma. Martin Stiffler, aged about 39 years. He had been suffering for some time, but on the afternoon of the day of his death he appeared especially cheerful and lively when in the evening he was suddenly attacked with a choking sensation, from which he never recovered. He leaves a sorrowing wife, an aged mother and sisters and brothers to mourn his early death. Services by J.F. Funk from Num. 23:10.

THOMPSON.-On the 8th of May, in Jamestown, Elkhart Co., Indiana, suddenly, Jacobina, wife of --- Thompson, aged about 39 years. She had been in ill health for some time, but was about her household duties when she suddenly sank down and died. She was a Swede by birth, and leaves a sorrowing husband and a child about 6 months old to mourn her sudden departure. Services by Rev. Robinson of the Swedish church, and J.F. Funk, from Rev. 14 13*. Blessed are the dead, $c.
*Transcriber's note: Typed as printed.

BURKEY.-On the 11th of April, in Coshocton county, Ohio, Elizabeth, widow of Samuel Burkey, who died 15 years ago; her maiden name was Miller, aged 82 years, 1 month and 10 days. She leaves five children living, four dead; sixteen grand-children, twelve living; and nine great grand-children. She was a sister in the Mennonite church for fifty-five years. She was a fond mother, and a faithful follower of Jesus, and had a desire to go to her home in heaven.

ADAMS.-On the 12th day of April, near Dalton, Wayne county, Ohio, of injuries received from a fall, Sister Elisabeth, widow of the late Bro. Joseph Adams, dec'd, aged 75 years, 10 months and 4 days. Buried in the Mennonite burying-ground at Martin's Meeting-house, where many friends had assembled to pay their last tribute of respect to the memory of the aged Sister. She embraced religion yet in the eleventh hour, and by request was baptized and received into the church shortly before she died. Baptism by Bishop Michael Horst, who also preached the funeral sermon, assisted by Bro. Adam Brenneman. Text, Rev,* 20:6.
*Transcriber's note: Typed as printed.

LEHMAN.-April 30th, in the Sonnenberg church, Wayne Co., Ohio, after a sickness of nearly one year, Brother Christian Lehman, aged 78 years, 3 months and 15 days. Three sons with large families mourn the departure of their father and grand-father. On Ascension day a large number of friends and relatives followed him to the grave. Jacob Nusbaum preached at the house, and Christian B. Steiner in the Meeting-house.

LANDIS.-Jacob Landis was born Dec. 5th, 1830, and died April 15th, 1883, in York county, Pa., aged 82 years, 4 months and 10 days. Interred at Locust Grove. Services by Daniel Witmer.

HURSH.-In York county, Pa., Alfred, son of David Hursh, aged 4 months and 6 days. Buried at Witmer's Meeting-house. Text, John 16:16. Services by David Witmer.

HERSHBERGER.-On the 15th of April, near Dubois, Clearfield Co., Pa., Christian Hershberger, aged 65 years, 11 months and 11 days.

SCHANTZ.-On the 26th of March, in Waterloo township, Waterloo county, Ont., of quinsy. Magdalene, daughter of Isaac and Mary Schantz aged 17 years. Buried at Eby's graveyard on the 29th.

EBY.-On the 14th of April, in Waterloo Co., Ontario, of measles, Nelson, son of D.B. Eby, aged 15 years and 3 months. On account of the absence of the father, he was not buried until the 20th.

YODER.-On the 4th of May, in Newbury township, LaGrange Co., Ind., of old age, Isaac Yoder, aged 73 years, 11 months and 6 days. He fell calmly and peacefully to sleep. Bro. Yoder was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite church. He kept the faith, and, we hope, has "fought a good fight,"* Funeral services by John Borntreger from John 5:20-30, and 1 Cor. 15:35.
*Transcriber's note: Typed as printed.

BRENIZER.-On the 24th of April, at Altamont, Dual county, Dakota, of consumption, Katherine, maiden name Wagner, wife of Simon Brenizer, aged 29 years, 9 months and 12 days. She leaves a deeply bereaved husband and four children, the youngest seven weeks old. She suffered about one year, but bore all patiently. She had no fear of death, but said The Lord's will be done. Two weeks before her death she dreamed that an angel came to her and said to her, Wait yet a little while and I will come again. A short time before her death she spoke of a sudden,* and said, Oh how beautiful! On being asked what she saw that was so beautiful, she said, Oh my beautiful angel, do you not see it. These were her last words that could be understood. Funeral services were held by a blind minister ---- Holsington in the English language.
*Transcriber's note: Typed as printed.

BARD.-April 18th, in Ironville Lan., Co., Pa., Annie, infant of Philip and Mary Bard, aged 1 year and 1 month. Funeral on the 20th. Text, Matt. 18:3. Buried at U.B. Church at Ironville.

REIST.-May 5th, in Manheim Lan., Co., Pa., Bro. Moses E. Reist, aged 53 years, 9 months and 14 days. Funeral on the 9th. Text, Rom. 14:8,9. Buried at Kauffman's Meeting-house. Bro. Reist was a faithful, earnest member of the Old Mennonite Church.

Transcribed by Jan Wilbur, Utah

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