Herald of Truth Obituaries - July, 1884

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HERALD OF TRUTH - Volume XXI, Number 13 - July 1, 1884 - page 205


On the death of Joseph McConnell, who died of lockjaw, on the 11th of April, in Stephenson Co., Ill., aged 27 years, 2 months and 1 day. He had great pain, but bore it all with resignation to the will of the Lord. He was baptized the day before he died, and regretted that he had put off the needful work so long. He admonished those who came to see him, to turn to the Lord before it was too late.

Oh dear brother! how we miss thee,
Since thy voice we hear no more!
Yet, we hope we soon shall meet thee
Over on the other shore.

Yes, dear brother, we do miss thee,
When we say our evening prayer;
When we look around to see thee,
We but find a vacant chair.

Oh dear brother! how we miss thee,
For the voice we loved is still!
And a place at home is vacant,
Which thou never more will fill.

Oh dear brother! how we miss thee,
For thy cheerful smiling face
Lightened all our cares and burdens,
Which thou didst share with manly grace.

Yes, dear brother, we do miss thee,
But we feel our loss thy gain:
And thy rest, it must be peaceful
After bearing such great pain.

Thou wert all resigned and patient;
Willing all thy pain to bear;
For thy trust was place in Jesus,
"Who will all our sorrows share."

We a lesson learn, dear brother,
From thy penitential heart;
And when we recall thy suffering,
How the gushing tears do start!

Still, dear brother, though we miss thee
We could wish thee here no more;
From earth,s cares and toils and trials,
Thou art free forever more.

Brother dear, we all do miss thee:
Thou hast gone from us away,
To rejoice with they dear Savior,
In the realms of endless day.

Ne'er again that hymn beloved,
"In the sweet, sweet by and by,"
Wilt thou chant with earthly voices;
Thou hast joined the choir on high.

When we think of what thou now art,
And of what thou e,er shalt be
We could not wish thee back again
But we hope to come to thee.

We,ll not murmur, though we miss thee,
Rest thee, now from all thy care,
Soon we trust, with wings celestial,
To be borne thy joys to share.

"Brother dear, we hope to meet thee,
When the day of life is fled;
Then in Heaven, with joy we,ll greet thee,
Where no farewell tears are shed"



REEDY. - On the 28th of May, in Putnam Co., O., Anna E., daughter of Eliphas and Matilda Reedy, aged 1 month and 2 days. Services by C. B. Brenneman, and G. Heatwole of Rockingham Co., Va.

HORST. - On the 16th of May, in Caernarvon Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., Jacob Horst, aged 82 years, 9 months and 1 day. Funeral services were held at Center Church, by the Brethren Landis, Horning and Zimmerman.

HOLLINGER. - On the 6th of June, in Caernarvon Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., Wayne, son of Lydia Hollinger, aged 1 year and 7 months. He was buried at Weaverland. The child's father died but a few months ago, and now the death of an only child leaves the widow in deep mourning. She has the sympathy of the entire community.

STUTZMAN. - On the 16th of March, in Elkhart Co., Ind. of consumption, Peter Stutzman, aged 37 years, 1 month and 7 days. Funeral services by E. S. Miller and J. Berkey. Text, Rev. 12 : 12, 13. The funeral was largely attended. The deceased leaves a widow and three children to mourn his early departure. Before his death he required the anointing with oil, and the sacrament of wine and bread which were administered unto him.

LEATHERMAN. - On the 11th of June, in Kent Co., Mich., of rheumatism and heart-dropsy, Christian, son of John Leatherman, aged 30 years, 9 months and 11 days. He leaves a widow and one child to mourn his early departure. May God bless and comfort the bereaved. Buried at South Gains Church.

PHENICE. - On the 9th of June, in Scalp Level, Cambria Co., Pa., Stephen Phenice, aged 78 years, 8 months and 14 days. He was buried at the Weaver Church. He leaves a widow and several children.

BECK. - On the 21st of June, in Bowne, Kent Co., Mich., of consumption, William Beck, aged 26 years, 11 months, and 15 days. Brother Beck professed faith in Christ and was baptized within the last half year of his life. He seemed to be in the enjoyment of the spirit, and never once seemed to doubt or murmur in all his suffering, but longed to depart and be with Christ, and prayed that the time might quickly come. He was much beloved, which was testified by the great number of friends which followed his remains to the grave. Funeral services at Bowne, by the brethren John P. Speicher, Peter Keim and John S. Coffman.

SUMMY. - On the 21st of June, in Elk Lick, Somerset Co., Pa., Elizabeth, widow of John Summy deceased, aged 62 years, 7 months and 25 days. She was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite Church until she was called from labor to reward. Funeral services by Manasseh Beachy from Rom. 8 : 1-4.

Transcribed by Donna Goble, Arizona.


HERALD OF TRUTH - Volume XXI, Number 14 - July 15, 1884 - page 221


Jacob Brunk of Dale Enterprise, Rockingham Co., Va., died on the 19th of May, aged 62 years, 8 months and 6 days. He was for about three months a great sufferer of different diseases which ended with consumption. He endured his suffering with wonderful patience and spoke with calmness of his approaching death, and his desire was that the Lord would come for him quickly and that he was ready and willing to go. Bro. Brunk was for a number of years a faithful, consistent member of the Mennonite Church.

His walk and conduct, we believe was worthy of imitation. Among his last words he was asking the Lord Jesus to help him. He leaves a wife and two children to mourn their loss which we believe is his eternal gain. His funeral was largely attended on the 21st at Weaver,s Church where appropriate remarks were made by J. S. Coffman from Elkhart, Ind., and John Geil.


EBERSOLE. - On the 11th of June, near Harrisonburg, Rockingham Co., Va., John Ebersole, in the 71st year of his age. He was a faithful member of the Presbyterian Church. He was never married, and from his birth to his death lived on the same farm. His industry, honesty, and piety are worthy of imitation. Funeral services at New Erection Church by W. T. Price and D. S. Heatwole. Peace to his ashes.

WEAVER. - On the 19th of June, In Earl township Lancaster Co., Pa., Sister Mary Weaver, aged 82 years, 5 months, and 22 days. A very large concourse of neighbors and friends were present to pay their last tribute of respect. Services by Bishop Jonas Martin, Joseph wenger and Elias Holt.

MUSSER. - On the 22d of June, at Blue Ball, Lancaster Co., Pa., Sister Annie Musser, aged 82 years, 6 months and 22 days. Funeral at Groff,s Dale burial ground. Services by Bishop Isaac Eby and Jonas Martin.

MARTIN. - On the 4th of July, in Elkhart Co., Ind., of paralysis of fifty hours duration, Benjamin W. Martin, aged 56 years, 10 months and 6 days. He leaves a greatly bereaved wife and nine children to mourn the loss of a husband and father. The deceased moved from Lancaster Co., Pa., about four years ago. The funeral took place the 6th at Yellow Creek meeting-house where a large number assembled to manifest their sympathy to the bereaved family. Funeral sermon by Chr. Baer, and Chr. Shaum, from Rev. 14 : 13.

PLETCHER. - On the 25th of June, in Harrison Twp., Elkhart Co., Ind., George Pletcher, aged 4 months and 15 days. He was buried at Shaum,s. Services by Henry Shaum and Noah Metzler. May it be the means to bring the parents nearer to God, so that they may meet their child in heaven where there will be no parting.

UNRUH. - On the 5th of July, near Parker, Turner Co., Dakota, of Typhoid fever, Catharine Pauls, wife of John Unruh, aged 35 years. She was buried on the 7th. A large concourse of people were present. Services were held by Heinrich Adrian, and John F. Funk of Elkhart, Ind. She leaves a deeply sorrowing husband and four small children to mourn her untimely death. May the Lord comfort the sorrowing hearts.

ZOOK. - On the 15th of June, near Allenville, Mifflin Co., Pa., of apoplexy, Sister Rebecca, wife of David M. Zook, aged 71 years, 4 months and 23 days. She was buried on the 17th and the funeral was largely attended. In early life she professed her faith in Christ, became a member of the Amish Mennonite Church, and never forgot her allegiance to Him. She sought to be a follower of the meek and, lowly Jesus. By a life-long trust in the Savior, an ever increasing faith in God, and expanding knowledge of His ways, she became qualified for her duties, and death found her prepared. She suffered greatly at times, yet she was always patient and submissive; death had no terror for her. Quietly and peacefully she fell asleep in Jesus. She leaves a husband, 13 children and 32 grandchildren to mourn their loss.

QUEER. - On the 18th of May, in ---------, ----------, * of consumption, Bro. Samuel Queer, aged 25 years, 3 months and 25 days. He went from Elkhart Co., to Kansas, and from there made his way to California, hoping to improve his health, but growing worse, he returned, and on the way death overtook him at --------, * where he was buried. Funeral services were held at his former home on the 1st of June by Henry Shaum.

Transcriber's note: * typed as printed

Transcribed by Donna Goble, Arizona.

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