Herald of Truth Obituaries - December, 1884

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Herald of Truth - Volume XXI, Number 23 - December 1, 1884 - p. 365

Martin.-On the 15th of October, near Mt. Eaton, Wayne Co., Ohio, Ezra, son of Jacob and Susanna Martin, aged 10 months and 7 days. Services by Michael Horst.

Hertzler.-On the 17th of October, near West Liberty, Logan Co., Ohio, Solomon Hertzler, aged 59 years, less 1 day. Brother Hertzler was much interested in the upbuilding of the church and an earnest, and faithful laborer in the Sunday School. He was never married, but loved by all. He died in faith in the Lord Jesus.

Lugibuehl.-On the 17th of November, in Allen Co., Ohio, of dropsy, Anna, wife of David Lugibuehl, aged 63 years, 1 month and 10 days. Services by M. S. Moyer and P. P. Lehman, of Moniteau Co., Mo. Texts, John 14:1-2; John 11:25.

Amstutz.-On the 19th of November, in Putnam Co., Ohio, Christian Amstutz, aged 82 years, 9 months and 14 days. Funeral services by John Moser and Benjamin Diller. Text, Heb. 4:8-13.

Kaisinger.-On the 23d of October, near Buckmansville, Bucks Co., Pa., Ellen W., widow of Charles Kaisinger, aged 75 years. Buried on the 26th at Deep Run. Services by B. G.

Shadinger.-On the 29th of October, in New Britain, Bucks Co., Pa., Edward Shadinger, aged 34 years, 10 months and 9 days. Buried at Blooming Glen. He leaves a wife and two children to mourn their loss. He was a consistent member of the Mennonite Church, fully reconciled to God.

Hartzler.-Near East Lynne, Cass Co., Mo., very suddenly, of heart disease, Magdalena (maiden name Gehrich), wife of Isaac J. Hartzler, formerly of Elkhart Co., Ind., aged 54 years, 10 months and 22 days. Sister Hartzler, in her usual health, retired to bed about 9 o'clock in the evening. Shortly afterward she took ill, and ere Brother could arouse all of the family and bring them to her side she was dead. She was a kind mother of eight living children, an affectionate wife, and a consistent member of the Church. Funeral services on the 7th of November, by J. C. Kenagy and M. Yoder.

DeFries.-On the 12th of November, in Elkhart Co., Ind., Margaret, daughter of Henry DeFries, aged 7 months and 1 day. Buried at the Brick Meeting-house, five miles northeast of Nappanee. Services by David Burkholder and R. J. Smith. It leaves a father and mother, 3 brothers and a sister to mourn their loss. The hand of the Lord seems to rest heavily on this family, this being the fourth child that they saw buried and the father himself is stricken down with dropsy so that he could not follow the child to its last resting place. We hope the dear brother and sister may be comforted when they remember the words of Paul where he says, "All things work together for good to them that love God."

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Herald of Truth - Volume XXI, Number 24 - December 15, 1884, pp. 380, 381

Risser.-On the 11th of November, near Kinsey Station, Montgomery Co., Ohio, Bro. Henry Risser, aged 75 years, 2 months and 19 days. He leaves a wife and five children to mourn his departure. Bro. Risser was born in the year 1809, near Lititz, Lancaster Co., Pa. He married in 1837, Elizabeth Eby of the same place. They moved to Ohio in 1838, and located near Dayton. In 1844 he bought a farm eight miles north, near the Concord Meeting-house, where he lived until the brittle house of clay fell in the hands of death.

Glesner.-On the 22d of November, in Somerset Co., Pa., Philip Glesner, aged 65 years and 9 days. Some time before his death he was received into the church by baptism. May he have found peace with his God. Funeral services by Jonas Blauch and H. Musselman.

Schlegel.-On the 26th of November, in Livingston Co., Ill., of cancer of the stomach, Bishop Christian Schlegel, aged 65 years and 9 months. The funeral was very largely attended. Services were held by Joseph Griester, Andrew Rhodes of Tazewell Co., John P. Schmitt and Christian Rhodes. Bro. Schlegel bore his sufferings with much patience. He leaves a widow and eleven children to mourn his departure. The deceased was a bishop in the Amish Mennonite Church. He administered with the gift he had received from God.

Wenger.-On the 27th of November, in Rockingham Co., Virginia, of membraneous croup, Catharine Anna, daughter of Gideon Wenger of Augusta Co., in the care of Jonas H. and Anna Blosser, aged 6 years and 1 month. Buried at Earlie's graveyard. Funeral services held by Gabriel and Daniel S. Heatwole from 1 Thess. 4:13, 14.

Funk.-On the 25th of November, at Abington, Pa., of cancer, Mary A. Funk, aged 63 years. Interment at the Germantown Mennonite Church. Services by A. E. Funk and N. B. Grubb, from Heb. 11:16.

Lehr.-On the --- of November, in Cleveland, Ohio, of four days of suffering with measles, Linda, daughter of Fred and Anna Lehr, aged about 2 years. The last day she suffered severely from spasms, but now she is released from all her sufferings, and gone to be with Jesus.
"Little children callest thou,
Faithful Shepherd, to thy rest;
Far from sorrow, far from woe
They with thee are ever blest."

Kelchner.-On the 27th of September, in Allen Co., Ohio, Elizabeth, wife of Samuel Kelchner and daughter of Henry and Rebecca Sherrick, aged 43 years and 5 days. Buried in the Mennonite burying-ground at Salem. Sister Kelchner was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. During her sickness she manifested a spirit of resignation to the divine will; and though she felt that she could be a blessing to her family if spared, she also expressed a willingness and desire to depart and be with Christ which is far better. She leaves a husband and six children to mourn her departure. Funeral services by Henry H. Good, assisted by C. B. Brenneman. Text, Philip. 1:23.

Blough.-On the 20th of November, in Somerset Co., Pa., Tobias Blough, aged 73 years, 1 month and 12 days. Bro. Blough was for thirty-three years a minister in the Dunkard Church, and a bishop for twenty-seven years. He was an able and faithful laborer in the Lord's cause. Services were held by Emanuel Blough, Jonathan Blough, Samuel Zimmerman, and Henry Hostetler.

Kremer.-On the 5th of November, in Seward Co., Neb., Andrew J. Kremer, aged 3 years, 3 months and 20 days. Services by Joseph Gasho and Peter Shantz.

Kremer. On the 29th of November, in Seward Co., Neb., Benjamin Kremer, aged 1 year, 3 months and 15 days. Services by Joseph Gasho and Joseph Rediger.

Eiger.-On the 21st of October, in Seward Co., Neb., Salome Eiger, aged 9 years, 2 months and 21 days. Services by J. Gasho and J. Shlegel. Text, Mark 10:13-16.

Eiger.-On the 31st of October, in Seward Co., Neb., Sophie Eiger, aged 11 years, 6 months and 27 days. Services by Joseph Gasho. Text, Job 14.

Alexander.-On the 24th of October, in Maryville, Nodaway Co., Mo., Anna, wife of Thos. J. Alexander, aged 43 years, 7 months and 19 days. Funeral services were held at the house of the deceased by Rev. Cooper. She was born in the state of Ohio, and a daughter of Samuel and Polly Mishler. She was received into the Mennonite Church in 1872 by Henry Nice, in Tazewell Co., Ill. Although deprived of the privilege of attending the Church by moving to Missouri she always maintained her integrity to the Church and died in full triumph of a living faith and a full assurance of the life beyond. She had been a great sufferer for fifteen years, and was often heard to say that if it was the will of her heavenly Father she would be glad to depart; but if not she was willing to suffer and wait. She leaves a husband and six children to mourn her departure and has six children gone before. She leaves an aged mother and several brothers and sisters.

Gut.-On the 7th of September, in Livingston Co., Ill., Catharine, daughter of Christian and Magdalena Gut, aged 9 months and 15 days. Services were held by Christian Schlegel and John P. Schmitt.

Zehr.-On the 31st of October, in Livingston Co., Ill., Catharine, widow of Joseph Zehr (deceased), aged 69 years, 9 months and 29 days. Funeral services by Christian Rediger, William Egly, Christian Shlegel, and John P. Schmidt. Sister Zehr had to suffer much but she bore all her afflictions with patience and submission to the Lord. She expressed her desire "to depart and to be with Jesus." She was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite Church.

Brenneman.-On the 11th of November, in Davis Co., Iowa, Deacon Christian Brenneman aged 70 years, 6 months and 6 days. Brother Brenneman emigrated to America in 1832, and made Pennsylvania his first home, where he married Mary Miller. Some time later he moved to Ohio and finally to Iowa. Here he was ordained as deacon and served faithfully for 32 years. A widow and six children mourn his departure. Funeral services by Lowell Hotchkiss and Ph. Roulet.

Troyer.-On the 12th of November, near Virgil City, Cedar Co., Mo., aged 48 years, 6 months and 11 days. The funeral was largely attended. Services by Samuel A. Leedy and David Hart from Rev. 14:13. Benjamin Troyer was born and raised in Tuscarawas Co., O. He was a faithful and useful member of the Amish Mennonite Church, and he proved to be a kind husband and father. He leaves a widow and seven children to mourn his departure.

Nietrauer.-On the 2d of Dec., in McPherson Co., Kansas, of Cholera infantum, Mary, infant daughter of Jacob and Sophia Nietrauer aged 11 months and 29 days. Funeral services by Bro. Emanuel Hartman of Tazewell Co., Ill., J. Holdeman and D. Brundage, from 1 Pet. 1:24 and Matt. 19:14.

Boesinger.-On the 1st of December, in Allen County, Ohio, Leah, daughter of John C. and Elizabeth Boesinger, aged 17 years, 9 months and 24 days. She suffered a considerable time of internal inflammation. She leaves parents, three brothers and a sister. She desired much to be released, and took great delight in hearing hymns sung, and when she suffered great pain she often requested those about her to sing. On the day before her death she requested to be baptized. On the 3d she was buried, followed to the grave by a large concourse of people. Funeral services were held by B. Diller, John Moser and C. Zimmerly. Texts, 1 Thess. 4:13, 14; Eph. 5:14.

Transcriber's note: Which book of Thess. was not indicated. Since 2nd Thess. has only 3 chapters, I've taken the liberty to indicate that it is 1 Thess.


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