Herald of Truth Obituaries - September, 1883

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Herald of Truth - Volume XX, Number 17 - September 1, 1883, page 269

MAST.-On the 20th of August, in Cass Co., Mo., Nora M., daughter of Samuel and Jemima Mast, aged 1 year, 7 months and 4 days. Buried at the Clear Fork grave-yard. Services by J. C. Kenagy from Job 14:1-5.
"Farewell, dear parents do not mourn,
To meet my Savior I have gone;
And all that I could wish for you
Is to be prepared to meet him too".

BINKLEY.-August 4th, in Mount Joy, Lancaster Co., Pa., Bro. Rudolph Binkley, aged 93 years and 3 months. Funeral on the 6th. Text, Psalm 31: 5. Buried at Mount Tunnel Cemetery. Bro. Binkley was weary of life and often expressed a desire to depart. He was a faithful brother in Christ.

BISHOP.-August 4th, on Sporting Hill, Lancaster Co., Pa., Sister Fanny Bishop, aged 62 years, 2 months and 7 days. Funeral on the 7th. Text, 1 Thess. 4:13-18. Buried at Hernly's Meeting House. Sister Bishop was a faithful member of the Old Mennonite Church.

HOOVER.-On the 20th of August, in Clinton township, Elkhart Co., Ind., of poisoning of the blood caused from a slight wound in the hand David W. Hoover, aged 55 years, 4 months and 23 days. He endures his severe suffering with patience, and we trust through his afflictions he was led to cast all his dependence upon God, and fully trust in the merits and mercy of a dear Savior, who gave his life for us. He leaves a sorrowing companion and a number of sons and daughters, to mourn his departure. May God give them all grace to bear this deep affliction with humble submission to his will, and so consecrate themselves to the service of their heavenly Father, that each, when the hour of death overtakes them, may have in reserve a crown of righteousness. The burial took place on the 22nd. Services were held by C. Shaum and John F. Funk from Job 14:10 and John 11:25, 26. The funeral was very largely attended.

STECHER.-On the morning of the 15th of August, in Elkhart, Ind., suddenly, Catharine Victoria Kohler, wife of Jacob Stecher, aged about 35 years. She was buried about 6 o,clock the same evening. Services by J. F. Funk. From the text, God is not mocked: whatsoever a man soweth that shall he also reap. A life of sin will always bring its due reward.

REED.-On the 14th of August, in Elkhart, Ind., of whooping cough, --youngest child of Charles and--Reed, aged 15 months. The sorrowing parents deeply feel this sad bereavement, but a kind Savior loved their little one and took it to himself. Buried on the 25th. Services by J. F. Funk, from 2 Kings 4:26.

Transcriber's note: himself (referring to God) was not capitalized in the original.

NUSBAUM.-On the 24th of August, near Wakarusa, Indiana, of paralysis, Catharine Nusbaum, widow of Christian Nusbaum, (who died several years ago), aged 77 years, 2 months and 8 days. She came with her parents from Germany to America when young, according to the prevailing custom at that time, was sold to several years service, for her passage. Though she had to contend with many difficulties, and trials through a long weary life, she could praise God for his many favors and blessings, and early in life she united with the people of God and remained a devoted and faithful sister in the Mennonite Church to the time of her death. She was the mother of 11 children, 9 of whom are still living. She was buried on Sunday the 26th, at Shaum's burying-ground, where services were held by Jacob Beutler, Henry Shaum, and J. F. Funk from Jn. 6:47. Her funeral was very largely attended.

Transcriber's note: his (referring to God) was not capitalized in the original.

GOOD.-On the 10th of August, near Baumansville, Pa., of typhoid fever, Bro. Jonathan Good, aged 48 years, 7 months and 3 days. Bro. Good was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. On the 12th he was buried at Baumansville. He leaves a widow and four children to mourn his departure. Funeral services were held at the house by Christian Stauffer, at the grave by Solomon Ott, and in the meeting-house by Benjamin Horning. Text, Gen. 24:56.

LAWRENCE.-In Lancaster Co., Pa., Joseph Lawrence, aged 63 years, 1 month and 2 days. He was buried August 7th, at Habecker's burying-ground The funeral services were conducted at the house by John Brubaker, Benj. Lehman and Amos Shank.

Transcriber's note: The period after ground was left out in the original.


Herald of Truth - Volume XX, Number 18 - September 15, 1883, page 285

At the residence of her husband, John A. Weaver, in Flat Rock township, Henry Co., Ohio, on Sunday, July 15th, Mrs. Elizabeth Weaver, aged 82 years, 4 months and 1 day. The funeral services took place at Wesley Chapel, July 17th, ___ Ockerman officiating. Interred at Cole's Cemetery.
Elizabeth Weaver was born in Cumberland Co., Pa., on the 14th day of March 1801, making her at the time of her death 82 years, 4 months and 1 day old. She was married to John A. Weaver, in Stark Co., Ohio, on the first day of August 1822. From Stark the family moved to Summit county where they resided 11 years; from Summit the family moved to Richland county and from Richland the family moved to Henry county about 35 years ago. By this union three boys and three girls, all of whom are still living excepting one daughter. There are 28 grand children and 16 great-grand children living.
John and Elizabeth Weaver were the oldest living couple in Henry county as far as we can learn.
In religious belief Mrs. Weaver was an old school Presbyterian, she joined that church when she was but 13 years old and lived in its faith and teachings through a long and useful life. She leaves a husband to survive her who was born on the 16th day of May 1800. Her many friends mourn her loss.
Oh! Beyond this shadowy damp,
Where all is bright and fair;
I know full well those dear old hands,
Will palms of victory bear.

Where crystal streams thro, endless years,
From over the golden sands;
And where the old grow young again,
I,ll clasp my mother's hands.

HARTZLER.-On the 28th of August, on the Haw Patch, Noble Co., Ind., of typhoid fever, Mary Ann, daughter of Samuel and Sallie Hartzler, aged 20 years, 8 months and 8 days. In her early youth she gave herself up to live for Jesus. She united with the Amish Mennonite Church, and was for several years apparently an earnest, zealous worker, occupying one of the first places in the Sunday School, and attentively filling her place in the church services. Sister Mary possessed an intelligent mind, an upright character, and a disposition that won the respect and esteem of all who knew her. Her death is deeply mourned by her numerous associates, but those who were living in hope of heaven with her can rejoice that she was willing and glad to go at this early call, while those who are yet out of Christ no doubt feel that this is an invitation from God to make their peace with Him as she had done. Funeral services by Isaac Schmucker and J. S. Coffman.

YODER.-August 16th, in Juniata Co., Pa., Sister Magdalena Yoder, aged 72 years, 10 months and 16 days. For over two years she was unable to help herself, and had much to endure. She was a sister in the Amish Mennonite Church. She had her home with her brother Joseph Yoder. Funeral services by Benj. Hertzler.

HOCHSTETLER.-August 14th, in Mifflin Co., Pa., Sister Barbara Hochstetler, aged 78 years, 1 month and 11 days. She was a faithful sister in the Amish Mennonite Church. Funeral services by Menno Yoder.

CLAY.-On the 26th of August, in Richland tp., Allen Co., Ohio, of dropsy. Bro. John Clay, aged 62 years, 2 months and 20 days. Funeral services by John Moser and Chr. Zimmerly. Text, John 3:16.

Transcriber's note: tp. and the period after dropsy as in the original.

AUGSBURGER.-July 17th, near Bluffton, Allen Co., Ohio, of rheumatism, Peter Augsburger, age 9 years, 1 month and 10 days. Text on funeral occasion, Acts 25:14-16.

MAST.-On the 18th of August, near Morgantown, Berks Co., Pa., in the Conestoga congregation, Pre. Daniel Mast, aged 80 years, 4 months and 17 days. His remains were placed in the family graveyard, near Springfield, on the 22nd, in the presence of many friends and relatives. Funeral services by Michael Schwartz and Gideon Stoltzfus. Text, 2 Tim. 4:7-9. Bro. Mast served as minister 54 years, and faithfully and earnestly expounded the Word, and exhorted his people to be faithful. He was a preacher of the Amish Mennonite Church. On the 29th of July he gave an excellent admonition from Luke 18.

ZEHR.-July 22nd, in Livingston county, Ill., of dropsy, Joseph Zehr, aged 74 years. Buried the 23rd. Many relatives and friends met to pay the last tribute of respect. Two daughters and a son of Seward county, Neb., came to see him a few days before his death, which gave him much satisfaction. During his sickness he suffered much from difficulty of breathing, yet he patiently bore it all. He set his housed in order, and had peace with God and man, and was prepared to die. He was a brother in the Amish Mennonite Church. He leaves an aged and bereaved wife, five sons, three daughters, and many grand children. Funeral sermons by Christian Schlegel and John P. Schmitt.

SCHOETLER.-On the 4th of September, in Johnson Co., Iowa, of the infirmities of old age, Daniel Schoetler, aged 72 years, 10 months and 26 days. He was buried in the family burying-ground, where many were assembled. An effective sermon was preached on the occasion by Bishop F. Schwartzentruber and Peter Brenneman. Text, 1 Cor. 15. Brother Schoetler suffered greatly during his last days, which was borne with Christian resignation, with a desire to go to his heavenly home.

HOLTON.-On the 3rd of September, in Plumstead tp., Bucks county, Pa., Susan Holton, aged 67 years, 4 months and 14 days. Services by S. Godshalk. Buried at the New Deep Run Meeting-house. Her maiden name was Fellman.

Transcriber's note: tp. as in the original.

HIGH.-On the 2nd of September, in Bedminster, bucks county, Pa., Jacob High, aged 97 years, 4 months and 15 days. He was buried at Deep Run Meeting-house. A large number of people attended his funeral. Services by S. Godshalk and Isaac Meyers.

GEIL.-On the 28th of August, in Buckingham tp., Bucks county, Pa., Jacob Geil, aged 80 years, 10 months and 22 days. Buried at Doylestown Mennonite burying-ground.

ZOOK.-August 17th, in Kishacoquilla Valley, Mifflin county, Pa., of dropsy of the heart, Sister Barbara L., daughter of David J. and Lydia Zook, aged 34 years 11 months and 7 days. She was buried on the 18th. The funeral was largely attended. Services by Samuel Yoder, assisted by John Yoder. Text, Rev. 14:13. She was a member of the Amish Mennonite Church. Was sick about four months, and at times, suffered intensely, which she endured patiently. Her desire frequently was to depart and live where sickness and pain are felt no more.

NEUENSCHWANER.-On the 4th of August, in Putman county, Ohio, of puerperal fever, Sister Barbara, wife of David Neuenschwander, born Lora, aged 28 years, 11 months and 11 days. She leaves a bereaved husband and five small children. She was a member of the Swiss Mennonite Church. Text on funeral Rev. 2:17.

HERNLEY.-On the evening of September 10th, in Elkhart county, Ind., of typhoid fever, Sister Samantha, wife of Emmanuel Hernley, and daughter of John and Mary Yoder, aged 25 years, 5 months and 10 days. On the 28th of August, Brother and Sister Hernley left their home in Elkhart to visit her parents; the following day she was taken with fever, which resulted in death in thirteen days. She leaves a deeply bereaved husband, father, mother, brother, sisters, and a great number of relatives and friends to mourn her early death. The remains were laid in the Shaum graveyard on the 12th, where a large concourse of people assembled to pay the last tribute of respect to the departed sister, on which occasion appropriate remarks were made by Bishop J. A. Beutler. Text, Prov. 3:13-17. Her father being sick was unable to attend the funeral.

Transcribed by: Carolyn Hunnicutt, Indiana

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