Herald of Truth Obituaries - October, 1884

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Herald of Truth - Volume XXI, Number 19 - October 1, 1884, p. 301

Hershey.-In memory of Sister Maria, beloved wife of Bro. Joseph Hershey, who departed this life June 16th, 1884, aged 53 years, 10 months and 24 days. She leaves a sorrowing husband, three sons and two daughters to mourn their loss, which we hope is her eternal gain. She has gone we believe to meet her three children gone before. Sister Hershey was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church and an earnest worker in the Lord's vineyard. Buried in the Mummasburg burying-ground, June 18th. Services by Jacob H. Hostetter and Martin Wisler from Rev. 14:12, 13, "Rest ye now from labor."
"Asleep in Jesus! peaceful rest,
Whose waking is supremely blest;
No fear, no woe, shall dim that hour,
That manifests the Savior's power."

Roth.-Sister Barbara Roth, widow of Jonas Roth, departed this life on the 26th day of August, 1884, aged 78 years, 11 months and 2 days. She was a meek and patient member of the Mennonite Church. She suffered quite a while of dropsy. Her wish and desire was to depart and be with her Lord. The deceased was interred in the Mummasburg burying-ground. Services by Bishop Daniel Shank and Martin Wisler. Text, John 10:27-29. Peace to her ashes.
"Asleep in Jesus! O, for me
May such a blissful refuge be;
Securely shall my ashes lie,
And wait the summons from on high."

Glick.-Near Gap, Lancaster Co., Pa., on the 26th of August, Mertie, daughter of Jonathan L. and Barbara Glick, aged 7 months and 25 days. Funeral on the 27th. Services were held by Isaac Eby and Samuel Lantz from Ps. 23:1; Matt. 18:3.

Hochstetler.-On the 10th of September, in Clinton township, Elkhart Co., Ind., of old age, Magdalena Hochstetler, aged 78 years and 1 month. Buried at Miller's graveyard. Services by D. Kauffman and A. Troyer.

Teis.-On the 31st of August, in Clinton Twp., Elkhart Co., Ind., of consumption, Rebecca Teis, aged 16 years, 5 months and 4 days. About six months ago she accepted Jesus as her Savior and was received into the church by baptism. From that time on she seemed to improve in strength slowly until a few days before her death, when she suddenly took worse. She desired to partake of the bread and wine in memory of her Savior, after which she said, "I am ready; I am going home to my Father." She then made arrangements for the funeral, named the ministers to do the preaching, the place of burial, etc., and soon afterward became unconscious, and so remained to (as we believe) awake in glory. Services by Eli S. Miller in German and D. J. Johns in English.

Amstutz.-On the 11th of September, in Allen Co., Ohio, of heart dropsy, Catharina, wife of John V. Amstutz, aged 55 years, 5 months and 5 days. She leaves a husband and five children to mourn her departure. She had a desire to be called away. Her last words, about nine hours before her demise, were, "Come, Lord Jesus, and hasten my end." She was a faithful and beloved sister in the Mennonite Church. S. T. Springer of Berne, Ind., and Chr. Rich of Peru, Ind., were here on a visit. The former and Benjamin Diller of this place held the funeral services. Text, 2 Samuel 18:24-33.

Good.-On the 10th of September, near Wakarusa, Elkhart Co., Ind., Susanna Good, aged 85 years, 1 month and 4 days. Buried at Yellow Creek, where the funeral services were held by Martin Hoover and Noah Metzler. The deceased was the widow of Deacon David Good who died twenty years ago. She was born in Bucks county, Pa., moved to Canada about the year 1822, was married to David Good in 1831. In the year 1857 they moved to Elkhart county, Ind., where she died. She was for many years a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. She suffered much during her sickness.

Weaver.-On the 19th of September, in Jasper county, Missouri, of summer complaint, Nellie, daughter of Joseph and Susanna Weaver, aged 9 months and 28 days. Funeral services by Henry Yother and Joel Garber. Text, Matthew 18:3.

Hooley. In Cass Co., Mo., September 15th, Sister Jemima Hooley, aged 74 years and 3 months. She lived a useful Christian life. Though she had a good home here with kind friends, yet she expressed a desire to go to the better world to meet those who had gone before. Funeral services were conducted by John Hartzler in the German language, and by S. H. Yoder in the English language. Text, 2 Cor. 5:1.

Biehn.-On the 12th of September, in Waterloo county, Ont., of dropsy, Hannah Biehn, maiden name Snyder, wife of deacon Aaron Biehn, aged 69 years and 6 months. The deceased was buried in the graveyard at Weaver's Meeting-house. Many friends and acquaintances assembled on the occasion. She was a faithful member in the Mennonite Church.

Bauman.-On the 15th of September, in Woolwich township, Waterloo county, Ont., after long suffering of cancer, Magdalena Bauman, maiden name Burkhart, wife of Levi Bauman, aged 62 years, 8 months and 25 days. She was buried in the Conestoga graveyard. The funeral was largely attended. Text, Philippians 1:2. She was resigned to the Lord.



Herald of Truth - Volume XXI, Number 20 - October 15, 1884 - p. 317

Risser.-September 23d. near Milton Grove, Lancaster Co., Pa., John H., infant son of Bro. and Sister Jacob O. Risser, aged 10 months and 9 days. Funeral on the 26th. Text, 1 Peter 1:24, 25. Buried at Risser's Meeting-house.

Musser.-September 30th, in Rapho township, Lancaster Co., Pa., Clayton Greider, infant son of Bro. and Sister Benjamin N. Musser, aged 3 months and 20 days. Text, 1 John 2:1, 2. Buried at Henry Eberly's Cemetery.

Gingrich.-September 30th, near Lancaster, Pa., Bro. Samuel E. Gingrich, aged 65 years, 6 months and 1 day. Text, Psalm 34:17-19 and 1 Cor. 15:54. Buried at Petersburg Meeting-house. A sorrowing wife and children and many friends followed the beloved brother to the grave.

Krabill.-Sister Mary, wife of Michael Krabill, of Logan county, Ohio, departed this life on the 1st of October, aged 25 years, 4 months and 4 days. She leaves a husband, an aged mother, and brothers and sister to mourn her departure. Her last words were, I am going home to my Father. Sister Krabill suffered near three years with consumption. Funeral at the South Union Church, where words suitable to the occasion were spoken by C. K. Yoder, David Plank, and David Leidle, from 2 Tim. 4:6-9. She was a member of the Amish Mennonite Church.
"Weep not for me, my husband dear.
Since I have gone and left you here,
With Jesus I shall happy be,
O husband do not weep for me."

Lantz.-On the 12th of September, William D., youngest son of John and Sarah Lantz, aged 12 years and 18 days. The cause of his death is a mystery to all, except the Power which called him away; his complaint was inability to swallow. At a post mortem examination the physicians could not find any member of his body that was in any way diseased. The funeral took place on the Sunday following at the Champaign Amish Church. Services by the Brethren, Leidle, Townsend, and Stutzman. He was buried in the Ludlow graveyard, where he was carried to the grave by six of his classmates, and followed by a large concourse of friends.

Bear.-On the 22d of September, about four miles north of Hagerstown, Washington county, Maryland, Sister Susan, wife of Bro. Henry Bear, aged 33 years, 8 months and 17 days. On the 24th funeral services were held at Miller's Meeting-house, where many persons assembled on the occasion. There were nearly one hundred carriages in the funeral procession, while forty were at the Meeting-house before the procession arrived. Remarks were made by the brethren Jacob Risser, Michael Horst, and Josiah Brewer from John 6:38, 39.

Liechty.-On the 26th of September, in Logan county, Ohio, Fannie, wife of Jacob Liechty, aged 37 years and 8 days. Funeral services were held at the South Union Church by C. K. Yoder, John Wery, and David Leidle from Rev. 16:15. Sister Liechty was a member of the Amish Mennonite Church. She leaves a husband and four children and a large number of friends to mourn their loss. Just one year ago it pleased God to take away her oldest child, a few weeks later the second one was taken, and not long afterward the mother of the deceased was also called. We miss them here, but we believe it is well with them.
"As God knows best, his name be blest,
He doeth all things well;
He took them to their heavenly rest,
In heaven above to dwell."

Krabill.-On the 22d of September, in Putnam Co., Ohio, Henry Krabill, aged 54 years. The funeral took place on the 23d; Christian Zimmerly preached at the house in German and English, and John Moser at the meeting-house in German. H. Krabill was born in Russia, and in1874 he emigrated with his family to this country where he has lived ever since. Four of his children were awaiting him on the other side, while eight children and his wife mourn his departure.

Christophel.-On the 29th of September, near Elkhart, Indiana, of consumption, Amanda, daughter of Henry (deceased) and Elisabeth Christophel, aged 14 years, 6 months and 13 days. The funeral was held at Shaum's Meeting-house. Services by Henry Shaum, J. F. Funk, and J. S. Coffman. The subject of this notice was the third victim in this family, of the dread disease, consumption, in the last three years. Some time before her death she felt the need of a Savior, and sought salvation in Jesus. She professed faith in Christ and peace from God, and was baptized. Shortly before she breathed her last she said, "I am going home to my dear Savior, to dear father, and dear brother."

Hochstetler.-On the 10th of September, in Clinton township, Elkhart Co., Ind., Magdalene, wife of Deacon Jacob Hochstetler, aged 78 years and 1 month. Sister Hochstetler was the daughter of Bishop Jacob Aesch. The funeral services were held by David Kauffman and Abraham Troyer. The deceased came with her family, in the year 1839, from Pennsylvania to Logan Co., Ohio, and in 1851 she moved from there to Elkhart Co., Ind. Shortly before her death, upon her request, she partook the bread and wine in the communion. She was a member of the Amish Mennonite Church. Of her numerous posterity there were living at the time of her death, ten children, one hundred and six grandchildren, and one hundred and seven great-grandchildren.

Zook.-On the 2d of October, in Oliver township, Mifflin Co., Pa., Levi Zook, aged 46 years 11 months and 19 days. Bro. Zook's cheerful and generous disposition won for him many friends. He never allowed cares, troubles, or injustice from others to disturb or embitter him. By his death the church loses a useful member. A wife and six children are left to mourn his death.

Button.-On the 25th of September, in Hilltown, Bucks Co., Pa., of the infirmities of old age, Jacob Button, aged 90 years, 8 months and 1 day. He was buried on the 26th at Blooming Glen Meeting-house. Services were held by Abraham and Isaac Moyer.

Yoder.-On the 4th of September in Champaign Co., Ohio, of whooping cough and congestion of the lungs, Joseph Chauncy, son of Ezra J. and Elizabeth Yoder, aged 2 years, 7 months and 17 days. Buried on the 5th at the Amish burying ground. Services by David Plank and John Wereye.
"Our Chauncy 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 he will bid us too to come."

Bona.-On the 24th of September, in Champaign Co., O., of congestion of the lungs, Martha Ida Bona, aged 16 years, 11 months and 2 days. Services by a Baptist minister. She professed religion nearly two years ago. We have reason to believe that she has gone home to her Savior. She said a while before her death that she would not be with us that night, she was going home.


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