Herald of Truth Obituaries - July, 1885

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Herald Of Truth - Volume XXII, Number 13 - July 1, 1885 page 205

BECKER.--May 26th, in Warwick, Lancaster Co., Pa., Sister Anna Becker, aged 84 years, 4 months and 19 days. Funeral on the 29th. Text, Heb. 9 : 27, 28. Buried at Huber's family grave-yard.

STUTZMAN.--On the 7th of June, near Emma, LaGrange Co., Ind., of lung fever, Elizabeth, wife of Samuel D. Stutzman, aged 41 years, 10 months and 3 days. Buried at C. Miller's grave-yard. Funeral services were held at the Town Line Meeting-house by D. J. Johns from John 5 : 24, and C. Miller from 2 Cor. 5. A large concourse of friends and relatives assembled to pay the last tribute of respect to the deceased sister who leaves a husband and two children to mourn her early departure. She was sick only a few days and her hopes were in a crucified Redeemer.

JONES.--On the 15th of May, in Augusta Co., Va., Magdalena Ann, daughter of Bro. and Sister James Jones, aged 11 years, 10 months and 4 days. Buried at Hildebrand's grave-yard. Funeral services by Jacob Hildebrand, from Matt. 19 : 13--15. "Her precious soul is now at rest, From pain and misery free; Nor aught shall e'er her peace molest To all eternity."

MEYERS.--On the 8th of June, at Blanchard River in Putnam Co, Ohio, of palsy, Solomon Meyers, aged 62 years, 9 months and 17 days. Funeral on the 9th in the presence of many more friends and relatives than the church house could accommodate with seats. Services by H. H. Good from Matt. 11 : 28.

HERSHBERGER.--On the 12th of June, in Elk Lick Twp., Somerset Co., Pa., of paralysis, Daniel Hershberger, aged 78 years, 2 months and 2 days. Funeral services by M. Beachey from John 5 : 24--29. The deceased was a faithful minister of the Amish Mennonite Church until he was called from labor to reward.

TYSON.--On the 2d of June, in Dubin, Bucks Co., Pa., of lung fever, Martin Tyson, aged 74 years, 2 months and 24 days. On the 5th he was buried in the Doylestown Mennonite grave-yard in the presence of many friends and acquaintances. Isaac Meyers held services at the house, and Samuel Godshalk and John Allebach at the church house, the latter spoke from Isa. 38 : 1. He leaves a sorrowing widow and seven children.

MILLER.--On the 15th of June, nearAmish, Johnson County, Iowa, Emile, daughter of C. J. and Catherine Miller, aged 1 year, 5 months and 10 days. Funeral on the 17th, and largely attended. Services by Frederick Schwartzentruber and John Schlabach, the latter of Nappanee, Ind. The child died very suddenly. Its father was not at home; one week previous he had accompanied Bishop Wm. Miller to Lyon County, Kansas. Being summoned by a telegram he reached home the night before the funeral.

LANDIS.--on the 2d of June, in Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery Co., Pa., -----, wife of Samuel Landis, aged 39 years, 4 months and 6 days. Her funeral was largely attended. Services by Josiah Clemmer, A. Mack and Jacob Mensch.

Transcribed by: Cheri Salz Illinois


Herald Of Truth - Volume XXII, Number 14 - July 15, 1885 page 218, 223

KILLED BY THE STORM.--On Friday, June 12th, a terrible storm passed through the south eastern part of Davis Co., Iowa, and besides demolished several houses, destroyed also barns, orchards, fences, etc. Bro. Solomon Meyers and family were the most severe sufferers. Their buildings with all the contents were entirely destroyed and persons, with portions of their clothing torn from their bodies, were scattered over the fields. The wife with her infant child in her arms was found dead. Two daughters of nine and six years respectively, are so severely injured that little hope of their recovery is left. The father of the family received some severe wounds, but do not appear to be fatal. Three of his horses were also killed. On Sunday, the 14th, the burial took place in Pulaski, where services were held by Philip Roulet. The mother, Adel Meyer, was 32 years, 6 months and 11 days of age. The infant was 15 months old.
In the same neighborhood, all the buildings, orchard and fences of Bro. Joseph Stiwig were totally destroyed, and the family took refuge in the cellar and escaped. The servant girl fell dead beside her mistress, having been struck by a piece of iron. All the wagons and implements were totally destroyed and eleven horses and nine head of cattle, were found dead some 80 rods from the barn. It is indeed incomprehensible with what power and rapidity these tornadoes accomplish such terrible destruction.

FUNK.--On the 20th of June, in Seneca Co., Ohio, of scarlet fever, Ella D. Funk, aged 2 years, 7 months and 10 days; and on the 23d of June, in the same place and of the same disease, Cora L. Funk, aged 4 years, 2 months and 25 days both children of C. H. and Belle Funk. Both were buried at Green Lawn Cemetery, and leaves the deeply sorrowing parents but one of six. May the Lord comfort their hearts, and grant them a happy meeting where parting is never known.

MILLER.--On the 26th of June, near Archbold, Fulton Co., O., Leah, wife of John Miller, and daughter of Daniel Schad, aged 24 years, 4 months and 18 days. She was a sister in the Amish Mennonite Church, and appeared willing and ready to go to her eternal home. She was buried on the 28th, where services were held by C. Freienberger and Jeph. Wise.

FORDENWALD.--On the 18th of June, in Davis Co., Iowa, of cancer in the face, Adam Fordenwald, aged 63 years, 2 months and 14 days. He was buried on the 19th in Pulaski. Services by the Methodist minister in the village in Engish and Philip Roulet in German.

SNAVELY.--On the 3rd of July, near Sterling, in Whiteside co., Ill., of a protracted illness, Polly Snavely, at an advanced age. She was resigned to the will of God, and passed away peacefully, as we trust, to the rest of the people of God. She was buried on the 5th, when services were held by H. Nice and Henry Yother.

BECKER.--On the 22d of April, in Lancaster Twp, Lancaster Co., Pa., after a lingering illness of dropsy, Christian Becker, aged 68 years and 9 days. He leaves a wife and two children to mourn their loss, but we hope their loss is his eternal gain. He was a member of the Mennonite Church for a number of years. Services by Amos Shank and John Brubacher. "Dear father, thou art gone to rest, Thy toil and care are o'er, And sorrow, pain and suffering now Shall ne'er distress thee more."

STAHLEY.--On the 24th of June, near Milford, Seward Co., Nebraska, of inflammation of the bowels, Anna, wife of Christian Stahley, aged 54 years, 3 months and 6 days. She leaves twelve children. Services by Christian Bechle from 2 Cor. 5 : 1--10.

SCHLUNIGER.--On the 26th of June, in Davis Co., Iowa, Lina, daughter of Christian Schluniger, aged 3 years, 1 month and 12 days. Her mother preceded her ten weeks.

Transcribed by: Cheri Salz Illinois

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