Herald of Truth Obituaries - May, 1884

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Herald of Truth - Volume XXI, Number 9 - MAY 1,1884, page 140-141


WAGLER.-On the 4 th of April, near Wellesley Village, Ontario, John Wagler, aged 79 years, 4 months and 25 days. Buried on the 7 th at Zehr's Burying-ground. He was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite church. Services by Christian Zehr and John Gascho.

ESCH.-On the 8 th of February, in La Grange Co., Ind., of consumption, Christina Esch, aged 30 years, 4 months and 14 days. She wished for the time of her departure and to be with Jesus. Buried at the family burial-ground. Services by C. Plank, C. Miller, and J. D. Troyer.

MOSIMAN.-On the 7 th of April, near Middletown, Ohio, of rheumatism, of which he suffered ten months, Ezra, son of Christian and Anna Mosiman, aged 3 years, 4 months and 9 days. Parents, five brothers and six sisters mourn his early departure. He was buried on the 9 th. Services by ---Imhof and H. Mangen. Texts, Luke 18:15 and Isa. 64:6.

LANDIS.-On the 26 th of march, in Tuscarawas county, Ohio, Sister Catharine Landis, aged 83 years, 1 month and 25 days. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite church. Funeral on the 28 th at Culp's Meeting-house. Services by Henry Kilmer. Text, John 14:2.

EICHER.--On the 13 th of March, in Washington county, Ia., Martin Eicher, aged 55 years, 11 months and 27 days. He leaves a widow and 12 children to mourn his departure; but they have reason to believe their loss is his eternal gain. About an hour before his death, at his request, the 20 th chapter of Matthew was read to him. He was for some time a deacon of the Amish Mennonite church. The funeral was very largely attended. Services by the brethren S.F. Miller, S. Gerig and John Gunden from John 11:25.

DERSTEIN. -On the 30 th of march, in Bedminster Twp., Bucks county, Pa., of mumps and typhoid fevre, Isaac Derstein, aged 17 years, 7 months and 22 days. He was a beloved young man. Funeral on the 3d of April at the old Deep Run burying-ground. Services by Samuel Godshalk and Isaac Oberholzer. -Patriot and Ref.

KORNHAUS. -On the 6 th of April, in Whiteside county, Illinois, of dropsy, Bro. Jacob Kornhaus, aged 54 years, 9 months and 13 days. Buried on the 8 th, at the Sterling Meeting-house. Services by Henry Nice and E.M. Shellenberger. We hope our loss is his eternal gain.

NEUHAUSER. -April 16 th, in Sailsbury twp., Lancaster co., Pa., of consumption, Sister Mattie Neuhauser, maiden name Berkey, widow of John Neuhauser Jr., dec'd, aged 44 years, 6 months and 28 days. We have reason to believe that she passed safely through the valley of the shadow of death to the world of glory and brightness. She was a dear and faithful mother of five children who mourn her early departure. May the Lord gather the lambs in His arms and carry them in His bosom. Funeral on the 18 th at the Pequea A.M. Church. Services by Samuel Lantz and Gideon Stolzfus from Ps. 23:4 and Phil. 1:21-24.

LIEVELY. -Near Mancelona, Antrim county, Mich., Nellie, daughter of Jacob and Susannah Lievely, aged 6 months and 12 days. May the Lord bless the mourning parents.

Our Nellie sweetly sleeps
Beneath earth's cold and chilling sod,
And Jesus gently keeps
The precious soul at home with God.

Our hearts are bleeding sore,
Because he took our darling home,
Yet now we'll weep no more,
For soon he'll bid us to, to come.

MANN.-On the 18 th of April, in Baugo Twp., Elkhart county, Indiana, of congestion of the lungs, William, son of Christian and Lena Mann, aged 4 years, 1 month and 2 days. He was buried on the 20th at Shaum's burying-ground, where services were held by Henry Shaum and John J. Funk, from James 4:14.

"Dearest Willie, thou hast left us,
Here thy loss we deeply feel
But 'tis God that hath bereft us
He can all our sorrows heal."

MILLER.-On the 24 th of March, near Vistula, St. Joseph county, Mich., of brain fever, Mary Matilda, daughter of John and Nancy Miller, aged 1 year, 6 months and 19 days. Buried on the 26 th. Services by J. J. Weaver and Joseph Yoder.

MILLER.-On the 10 th of April, near Lake Shore, La Grange Co., Ind., of consumption, Bro. Benjamin Miller, aged 44 years, 10 months and 24 days. Buried at Miller's grave-yard; services by J. J. Weaver and H. A. Miller.

WOLF.-On the 18 th of April, near South English, Keokuk county, Iowa, Peter Wolf, aged 69 years, 11 months and 4 days. Funeral services by Jacob Brower from Thess. 4 th chapter, last part. He was a faithful member of the Brethren church, for many years. His pious walk and conversation manifested a true christian sprit, and are worthy of imitation. He leaves a widow and three children to mourn their loss.

HUNSBERGER.-On the 23 rd of April, in Olive township, Elkhart Co., Ind., of typhoid fever, Henry Hunsberger, aged 25 years, 10 months and 30 days. He was buried at Shaum's Church on the 25 th. His funeral was very largely attended. Services were held by Noah Metzler and J. F. Funk from Isa. 38:1. He leaves a deeply sorrowing wife, parents, brothers and sisters to mourn his early death, and we trust that this sad bereavement may be the means of bringing many precious souls into the service of Jesus, and may a kind, heavenly Father give grace to the bereaved and sorrowing ones to bear their afflictions with humble resignation to the divine will.

CULP.-On the 11 th of April, in Elkhart Co., Ind., of cancer in the face and lung trouble, Eli W. Culp, aged 29 years, 7 months and 6 days. He was buried on the 13 th, followed to his last resting place by a large concourse of friend and relatives. Services were held by Mark Seiler, of Fulton Co., Ohio and J. F. Funk, of Elkhart. He leaves a wife, one child, an aged mother, and brothers and sisters to mourn his early death. He was taken with cancer in the lip about April, 1882. He consulted home physicians, but found no relief. He went to Mount Pleasant, Iowa in November, 1882, and took treatment with a doctor there until the following June, but found no help. He then returned home and afterwards put himself under treatment with a physician in Sturgis, Michigan, with no better success than before. On the 28 th of October, 1883, he went to Kokomo, Ind., and sought relief from a noted cancer doctor there, but all in vain; he constantly kept growing worse and suffered the most intense pain. He finally returned home on the 22d of Feb. 1884, and with the terrible disease still gaining stronger hold and consuming the flesh until half the face was gone. But he bore his sufferings patiently and without a murmur, receiving it as a chastening of the Lord for his good. He was converted and received into the Church by baptism several months before his death. Peace to his ashes.

SCHLEGEL.-On the 13 th of April, at Pulaski, Davis Co., Iowa, of lung and bilious fever, Christ. Schlegel, aged 73 years and 4 months. He was buried on the 15 th. Services by Ph. Roulet from 1 Thess. 4:13-15.

KRATER.-On the 23d of April, in Elkhart Co., Ind., of a lingering illness, Sarah, wife of Jacob Krater, aged 63 years, 4 months and 17 days. Sister Krater's maiden name was Funk. She was the mother of thirteen children, nine of whom are living. She lived for many years a devoted member in the Mennonite Church. The burial took place at Yellow Creek, on the 25 th. Funeral services by J. S. Coffman and Henry Pletcher.

Transcribed by: Joe Lawson, Oklahoma.


Herald of Truth - Volume XXI, Number 10 - MAY 15th, 1884, page 156, 157.


DIED- At his residence in Salem Township, Champaign County, Ohio, April 12 th, 1884, David Kauffman, aged 91 years, 7 months and 18 days.

David Kauffman was born in Chester County, Pa., August 24 th, 1792, of German parentage. At the age of 12 years, his father moved to Mifflin County, Pa., and settled on a farm in Kishacoquillas Valley, where he grew to manhood and was joined in wedlock with Fannie Yoder which union was blessed with seven children, six sons and one daughter. In March 1845 he sold his farm in Pennsylvania, and moved to Logan Co., O., where his two sons, Joseph and Christian had previously emigrated. In the same year, he purchased of Henry Enoch the farm situated in Salem Township, Champaign County, where he resided with his family until one by one had arrived at maturity, and left the old homestead, to build and maintain homes for themselves, The wife and mother died at the old homestead, of heart disease, June 7 th, 1861 at the age of 64 years, 7 months and 2 days. Subsequently he was joined in wedlock with Elizabeth Kauffman, who proved a kind, affectionate, and most dutiful helpmate, conducting largely to carry him beyond the FOUR SCORE YEARS AND TEN.

He became a professor of religion in early manhood and continued through life a prominent and faithful member of the Amish Mennonite Church, and died in the firm faith of a redeeming Savior. Physically and mentally he was remarkably healthy and vigorous retaining great strength of body and mind, until the moment of his death, peacefully and quietly breathing his last at 7 o'clock A.M. on Saturday the 12 th inst. The funeral took place on Monday the 14 th, with religious services at the church where he so long and regularly attended. The services were conducted by John Werie, in German, and by L.I. Drake of the Presbyterian Church of West Liberty, in the English language. Text, 90 th Psalm, 12 th verse-"So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom." The funeral was attended by a large concourse of people, his old neighbors, friends and relatives, who came to assist in the last sad rites.

He leaves a wife, six children, forty-six grand-children, sixty-two great grand children, and one great-great grand-child. All of the children now living (six in number), except one son (David who resides in Washington Territory) together with a large number of the grand and great grand-children were present, and followed the remains to their last resting place.-West Liberty Banner.


WISSNER.-On the 9 th of April, on Sportnig Hill, Lancaster Co., Pa., Anna, wife of John Wissner, aged 66 years, 8 months and 13 days. Funeral on the 12 th. Text, Heb. 9:27,28. Buried in Sporting* Hill graveyard.

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HOLDREED.---On the 29 th of April, near Bristol, Elkhart Co., Ind., of paralysis, Rosa Ann Holdreed (widow), aged 75 years, 5 months and 22 days. She was buried at the Pleasant Valley Church, where services were held by Joseph Hoover. Her husband died a number of years ago near Locke, Ind. She was a member of the Brethren Church. Peace to her ashes.

WANNER.-On the 29 th of April, in Blue Ball, Lancaster County, Pa., Esther, wife of Pre. Tobias Wanner, aged 76 years, 6 months and 26 days. Buried on the 30 th at Weaverland. Services by John M. Zimmerman, Jonas Martin and Isaac Eby.

WEAVER.---On the 28 th of April in Blue Ball, Lancaster County, Pa., Susanna, wife of Eli Weaver, aged 37 years and 16 days. Buried on the 1 st of may at Weaverland. Services by W. J. Hoar of the Presbyterian, and John S. Landis of the Mennonite Church.

BUCHER.---On the 23 rd of April, at Lisbon, Linn County, Iowa, Miles Henry, son of Henry and Lizzie Bucher, ages 30 days. Services by Bishop J. Weaver.

MILLER.--- On the 25 th of April, at the residence of his parents, near Nappanee, Ind., of lung fever, Ulrich Miller, aged 20 years, 8 months and 25 days. He was sick only a few days. Funeral services in the U.B. Church in Nappanee by J. Smucker, D. Wysong and D. Burkholder, from Job 34:20.

MOYER.--- On the 1 st of April, in Upper Salford Twp., Montgomery Co., Pa., Jacob Moyer, aged 71 years, 6 months and 15 days. Buried at the Franconia Meeting-house.

GODSCHALL.---On the 2d of April, in Franconia Twp., Montgomery Co., Pa., Catharine (Derstein), second wife of Jacob Godschall Sr., aged 76 years, 2 months and 22 days. Buried at the Franconia Meeting-house.

RUTH.--- On the 13 th of April, in Franconiaville, Montgomery Co., Pa., Joseph Ruth, aged 71 years, 8 months and 23 days. Funeral at the Plain Meeting-house. Services by Josiah Clemmer, Jacob Loux and Henry Godschall.,

GARBER.--- On the 1 st of May, in Tuscarawas Co., Ohio, Rachel, wife on Daniel C. Garber, aged 34 years and 8 days. She was buried in the Walnut Creek grave-yard, in Holmes Co. She leaves a kind husband and four children. Funeral services by Abraham Mast and Isaac Miller, from John 5:24,25, and David Beechy from 2 Cor. 5:1,4. She was a member of the Amish Mennonite Church.

GINGERICH.--- On the 8 th of March, in Woodford Co., Ill., Barbara (Rocky), wife of Joseph Gingerich, aged 48 years, 5 months and 23 days. The funeral on the 11 th was largely attended by acquaintances and friends. Services by John P. Schmitt and ---Marcus. She was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite church. A husband, three sons and four daughters mourn her departure, but not as those without hope.

THOMAS.--- On the 4 th of April, near Davidsville, Somerset Co., Pa., of old age, Joseph Thomas, aged 79 years, 2 months and 5 days. Services by S. Gindlesperger, Jonas Blough, S. Zimmerman and C. Hershberger, from Job 19:25, "I know that my redeemer liveth."

KING.--- On the 1st of May, in Cass Co., Mo., of congestion of the brain, Mary, daughter of S. D. King, dec'd, aged 18 years, 7 months and 28 days. She was beloved by all who knew her, was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite Church. Services by J. Kennagy and S. Yoder, from Thess. 4. She leaves three sisters and five brothers to mourn her early departure.

LINTNER.--- On the 3d of May, in Indianapolis, Ind., of paralysis of the brain, John Lintner, aged 80 years, 11 months 21 days. Funeral from his late residence, 338 North New Jersey St. Services by Dr. Leynch.

LANDIS.--- On the 25 th of April, suddenly, of apoplexy, in Upper Leacock township, Lancaster Co., Pa., Mattie H., wife of Milton L. Landis, aged 32 years, 5 months and 3 days. Buried at Stumptown , where many friends and relatives followed her to the grave. She leaves a sorrowing husband, one child, parents, brother and sister, to mourn her departure. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. Funeral Services were held by David Buckwalter and Isaac Eby.

Farewell dear friends, you'll not forget;
Your kind reproofs are living yet;
Your prayers with each succeeding day
Keep in your mind the heavenly way.

WYSE.--- On the 9 th of April, in Fulton Co., O., suddenly and unexpectedly of apoplexy of the heart, John Wyse, aged 63 years, 3 months and 28 days. He was for twenty years a deacon of the Amish Mennonite Church.

SCHMIDT.--- On the 3d, of may, at Pulaski, Davis Co., Iowa, William Schmidt, aged 39 years, 5 months and 9 days. A wife and 5 children mourn his early departure, but not as those who have no hope.

Transcribed by: Joe Lawson, Oklahoma.

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