Herald of Truth Obituaries - October, 1885

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Herald Of Truth - Volume XXII, Number 19 - Oct. 1, 1885, page 301

CORRECTON.--In the Herald of July 1st an important error occurred in the death notice under the name of Myers. Instead of Solomon Myers it should have read: "Mary, wife of Solomon Myers."

GASHO.--On the 15th of September, near Noblesville, Indiana, of consumption, Tobias Gasho, son of John Gasho, earlier of Lancaster Co., Pa., aged 39 years, 10 months, and 20 days. He leaves a widow and five children.

FULTON.--On the 10th of September, in Guilford Twp., Medina Co., Ohio, of brain fever, Laura May, daughter of Samuel and Amanda Fulton, aged 8 months and 5 days. Buried at the Lutheran Church.

"How happy are these little ones
Which Jesus Christ has blessed;
Come, let us praise with all our hearts
The God who gives them rest."

BULLARD.--On the 16th of September, in Elkhart Co., Indiana, of cholera infantum, Nelson, son of Phillips and Maggie Bullard, aged 1 month and 9 days. Services were held at the house by J. S. Coffman, and at Shaum's Meeting-house by Henry Shaum and J. F. Funk. The mother on account of sickness was not able to go with the funeral. May God comfort this deeply afflicted household.

LOUX.--On the 13th of September, at Blooming Glen, Bucks, County, Pa., Anna, daughter of Jacob B. and Emma Loux, aged 2 years and 2 months and 23 days. Funeral services were held by Isaac Overholt at the house and the Kansas brethren at the meeting-house.

Dearest Anna, thou hast left us,
Without thee we lonely feel,
But 'tis God who has bereft us,
He will all our sorrows heal.

Dearest parents, I have left you.
It was God that called me home;
But again I hope you'll meet me
Over on the other shore.

KROUT.--On the 13th of September, in Bucks Co., Pa., Catharine, widow of Philip Krout, aged 74 years, 5 months and 3 days. She was buried on the 16th at Line Lexington. Services were held by John Gross and Isaac Moyer.

WELTY.--On the 18th of September, in Elkhart Co., Indiana, of colera infantum, Salome, daughter of Uli and Anna Welty, aged 5 months and 8 days. Buried at Yellow Creek, on Sunday, the 20th. Services by Martin Hoover and John F. Funk from 1 Peter 1:24.

MARTIN.--On the 13th of September, in East Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., of cancer in the breast, Nancy Martin, aged 79 years. She was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years, and bore the great sufferings which she had to endure during her lingering illness with Christian fortitude. She was the widow of the late Jonas Martin, and the mother of Bishop Jonas Martin, at Weaverland, who was greatly attached to his aged mother. Four sons and one daughter survive her. Her remains were buried at Weaverland where a large concourse of people met to pay their last respects. Services by Bishop Amos Shenk and others.

ESHLEMAN.--On the 7th of September, in Washington Co., Maryland, of old age, Sister Mary Eshleman, widow of the late Peter Eshleman, Bishop in the Mennonite Church for many years, aged 87 years, 11 months and 11 days. Funeral services were conducted by Adam Bear and Josiah Brewer from Rom 8:11. She was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years. She raised a family of ten children--seven sons and three daughters; six sons still survive her. Her descendants, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren number 146. She was followed to her last resting place by a large connection and many friends.

"Asleep in Jesus! blessed sleep,
From which none ever wake to weep;
A calm and undisturbed repose,
Unbroken by the last of foes.
"Alseep in Jesus! O, how sweet
To be for such a slumber meet;
With holy confidence to sing
That death hath lost it venomed sting."

ESHLEMAN.--On the 3d of July, in Washington Co., Maryland, very suddenly of heart disease, Fanny, wife of John Eshleman, aged 52 years, 5 months and 23 days. She was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years. She was buried on the 5th of July, at Miller's Meeting-house where remarks were made by Daniel Roth and Josiah Brewer from Matt. 24:44.

"Sister, thou wast mild and lovely,
Gentle as the summer breeze,
Pleasant as the air of evening
When it floats among the trees.
Peaceful by thy silent slumber,
Peaceful in the grave to low;
Thou no more wilt join our number,
Thou no more our song shalt know."

BRENNEMAN.--On the 27th of August, in Allen Co., Ohio, of inflammation of the bowels, Isaac Brenneman, aged 60 years, 3 months and 15 days. He said he was ready to go, and bidding his family farewell, he admonished them to be faithful, and told them not to grieve for him. He was buried on the 29th, at Salem Church, where a large congregation assembled to pay the last tribute of respect to the dear brother.

STROME.--On the 12th of September, near Coffee Post Office, Clay Co., Indiana, of two hours sickness, Sarah, wife of Jos. Strome, aged 68 years, 1 month and 8 days. Services by Henry Yoder and Daniel Royer, from 2 Tim. 4:6--8. A husband and five children mourn the loss of a companion and mother.

YODER.--On the 20th of September, near Farmerstown, Holmes Co., Ohio, Susanna, wife of Amos M. Yoder, aged 36 years, 3 months and 23 days. She was buried in the Walnut Creek Mennonite Cemetery and makes the fourteenth body that has been interred here the present year. Services by A. Mast and I. A. Miller of Walnut Creek, and F. Mast of Berlin. She was a daughter of David Beachy. Nearly two years ago she was taken ill and gradually failed until her death. All that love, and care and medicinal aid could do for her was done, but the angel of death had set his seal upon her.

WEAVER.--Near Carlisle, Holmes Co., Ohio, of dropsy, Susanna Weaver, aged 41 years, 4 months and 28 days. She was buried in the family grave-yard on the farm of Samuel Weaver. Services by Bro. A. Mast and Isaac Miller.

BACHMAN.--On the 21st of Sept., in Ogle Co., Ill. of cancer in the stomach, Mary, wife of Andrew Bachman, aged 64 years. Funeral services were held at her home on the 23d of Sept., by W. LaRimsberg. Many persons were present at the funeral. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church and had a firm confidence in God, and a living hope of the life to come through Christ.

ESCH.--On the 4th of Sept., in Green Twp., Iowa county, Iowa. Veronica, wife of David Esch, aged ?7* years and 7 days. She was buried on the 6th in the Amish Mennonite burying-ground; services were held at the residence of Bro. Geo. Swartzentruber by J. I. Plank and J. F. Swartzentruber. Sister Esch's maiden name was Kenegy; she was born in Juniata Co., Pa., was married to David Esch. In 1875 they moved to Johnson Co., Iowa but now lived in Iowa county. Last spring she had the measles, which resulted finally in an inward gathering which broke about a week before she died, and caused her much suffering which she bore in patience. As she grew weaker, she realized that she must die and while at the house of Bro. Samuel Guengerich, to where she had been brought upon her urgent request, from the town where she had been staying a short time for treatment by the doctor who lived there, she had all her children come to her that she might give them her parting words; she told them she must die, which caused deep sorrow and many tears. We trust these parting words may not soon be forgotten and may she rest in peace. She was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite Church.

*Transcriber's note: I think it is a 3 but it could be an 8.

Transcribed by: Cheri Salz, Illinois


Herald Of Truth - Volume XXII, Number 20 - Oct. 15, 1885, page 318, 319

WEAVER.--On the 4th of October, in Elkhart county, Ind., suddenly, infant child of Tobias and ----- Weaver, aged 27 days. Buried at Yellow Creek on the 5th. Services by John F. Funk from Matt. 19:13--15.

ZIMMERMAN.--On the -- of August, in Livingston county, Ill., of palsy, Pre Jacob Zimmerman, aged 48 years, 4 months and 15 days. About nine months ago his whole left side was lamed from a stroke of palsy. At times he had pain, but bore all patiently, and felt prepared to die. Many people attended his funeral. Services were held by Jos. Grieser and Peter Hostettler, of Tazewell county, Ill., and John P. Schmitt. Bro. Zimmerman was a faithful minister in the Amish Mennonite Church, and leaves a deeply afflicted widow and six children to mourn their severe loss, yet they mourn not as those who have no hope.

ORENDORF.--On the 19th of Sept., in Livingston county, Ill., of spasms, Benjamin, son of Daniel and ----- Orendorf, aged 1 year and 28 days. Bro. Orendorf had just returned from a trip to the west and found his dear boy still well, but soon he, like a withered flower, laid down in the sleep of death. He was buried on the 20th. Services by John P. Schmitt, and Joseph Grieser.

YODER.--On the 11th of September, on Hawpatch, Noble Co., Ind., of paralysis, Fanny, wife of Eli Yoder, aged 70 years, 9 months and 20 days. She was born in Mifflin Co., Pa., in 1814; married in 1839; lived with her husband over forty-six years, and was a faithful member of the Amish church over fifty years. Buried on the 13th--services by J. Kurtz and D. J. Johns.

MARTIN.--On the 27th of September, at Clarence Centre, Erie Co., New York, Sister Louise G. Martin, oldest daughter of Moses Martin, aged 27 years, 2 months and 27 days. Our sister, though afflicted for years with a lingering form of consumption, bore all with Christian fortitude, ever calm and resigned to her Master's will. Some time before her death, thinking that the time of her departure was at hand, she called the family together and entreated them to walk closely with God, and also admonished them to tell her companions to lead a godly life. But her mission on earth was not yet ended; she revived to bear still further witness for her Master. As her end was slowly approaching, she said, "I am as helpless as a child, but strong in Him who calleth me from darkness unto light, therefore weep not for me for I am going home." The remains were buried in the presence of a large congregation, which were addressed by Jacob Krehbiel in German from Numbers 23:10, and in the English by Edson Smith from Jeremiah 15:9.

KRATZ.--On the 21st of September, in Lincoln county, Ont, suddenly Deacon Abraham Kratz, aged 79 years, 11 months and 19 days. He served the Church faithfully as deacon for about fifty years. He leaves eleven children and a number of grandchildren to mourn the loss of a father and a faithful Christian friend. He was buried at the Moyer Meeting-house on the 24th, where a large number of friends and acquaintances gathered to pay their last respects to a good and faithful friend to all. On the day that he died he was shipping peaches, and in the evening took some into the house, and while unloading at the house he sank down and was dead. He said he had a pain at the heart.

NASH.--On the 22nd of September, in Lincoln Co., Ont., wife of Joseph Nash, aged about 60 years. She was dead in about five minutes time after she complained of feeling sick.

SHANTZ.--On the 20th of September, near Cullom, Livingston county, Ill., of infirmities of old age, Bro., Isaac C. Shantz aged 82 years, 2 months and 7 days. Bro. Shantz was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years. For some time his desire was to die and leave this world of care and be with Christ. He leaves an aged widow and four children, and 20 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren living. Bro. Shantz was born in Pennsylvania, and moved with his parents to Waterloo county, Ontario, when he was two years old. He lived there fifty-two years, and in 1858 moved to Grundy county, Ill., and later to Livingston county. The funeral was largely attended. Services by Samuel Shank of Virginia, and H. L. Shelly of Reddick, Illinois

HECKLER.--On the 23 of September, Sister Heckler, widow of Henry Heckler, deceased, formerly of Pennsylvania, aged 79 years. Buried on the 25th; services by A. S. Ebersole and J. L.Reisner.

GINGRICH.--On the 13th of September, in Iowa county, Iowa of flux, David C., son of Christian J. Gingrich of Johnson county, Iowa, aged 27 years, 8 months and 2 days. The remains were interred in the family grave-yard of Yost Yoder in the presence of a very large assemblage of friends and relatives. Services were held by Peter Kinsinger and P. J. Brenneman. Text, John 5:24. He was a member of the Amish Mennonite Church.

YODER.--On the 20th of September, in Holmes Co., Ohio, Susanna Yoder, maiden name Bitschy, wife of Amos Yoder, aged 36 years, 3 months and 23 days. She was buried at the Walnut Creek burying-ground on the 22d. Sister Yoder was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite Church. She suffered in patience with a blessed hope in the Lord. Funeral services were held by Isaac Miller and Frederick Mast from 1 Cor. 15; and Rev. 3:20--22.

RICE.--On the 30th of September, in Nappanee, Ind., Mother Rice, wife of Henry W. Rice aged 70 years, 6 months and 5 days. Besides her husband she leaves six children and eleven grandchildren to follow her as she has followed her Savior. She has left for us an example of faith and trust in Christ worthy of imitation. Having had to suffer much pain and affliction for the last few years, she often wished to depart "and be with Christ, which is far better." Her last words were, "Home, home." She was buried in Bremen where appropriate remarks were made from John 10:27,28, "My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me."

MOLBASH.--On the 1st of October, near Locke, Elkhart county, Ind., of troubles attendant upon old age, Elizabeth Molbash, aged 77 years and 6 months. Funeral services were held at South Union by Jacob A. Beutler and John S. Coffman. Sister Molbash's maiden name was Mumaw, and she formerly lived in Holmes county, Ohio. She brought up a large family of children to whom she had much endeared herself by her kindness and devotion for their welfare. She was a member of the Mennonite Church and a devoted Christian. Her heart seemed to be filled with a holy trust in God through life, and in her death, for which she longed in her sufferings, the glories of heaven seemed opened to her delighted soul. She beckoned to what was unseen to other eyes and said, "Beautiful! yes, it is beautiful there." May the dear ones she leaves behind find the same peace and faith that formed her highest joy.

HARTMAN.--On the 5th of October, in Elkhart county, Ind., of tumor, Elisabeth, wife of Adam Hartman, aged 67 years, 7 months and 16 days. She was buried on the 7th at the Yellow Creek Meeting-house, where a large number of people had assembled to follow her remains to their last resting place. Funeral services were held by Jacob Wisler, Martin Hoover and Henry Shaum, from 2 Tim. 4 : 6--8. Sister Hartman was a member of the Mennonite Church and bore her suffering without a murmur. She leaves a sorrowing husband, and 10 children, 26 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Peace to her ashes.

GANTZ.--On the 8th of September, in Miami county, Ohio, of cholera infantum, Elmor Elwood Gantz, aged 1 year, 9 months and 8 days. Services by J. M. Greider.

COBAUGH.--On the 27th of September, in Clarke county, Ohio, of kidney disease, from which he suffered much nearly a year, Christian Cobaugh, aged 65 years, 11 months and 4 days. He was a member in the Mennonite Church, and bore his suffering with patience. He was buried on the 29th. Services by J. M. Greider, from 2 Cor. 4 : 17,18.

KURTZ.--On the 8th of September, at Academia, Juniata county, Pa., Daniel Kurtz, in the 76th year of his age.

BRUBACHER.--September 6th, near Rohrerstown, Lancaster Co., Pa., Deacon John K. Brubacher, aged 63 years and 8 days. Funeral on the 9th. Text, 2 Tim. 4:6--8; 2 Tim. 2:3. Buried at Brubacher's Meeting-house. An immense congregation assembled to manifest their love to the devoted brother. Bro. Brubacher faithfully discharged his duties. He died in the faith of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

METZLER.--September 16th, near Sporting Hill, Lancaster Co., Pa., David Francis, infant son of Bro. and Sister Amos Metzler, aged 5 months and 24 days. Funeral on the 17th. Text, Acts 17:30,31. Buried at Ehrisman's Meeting-house.

NEWGARD.--September 17th, in the Lebanon Co., Pa., Mary, infant daughter of Bro. and Sister Samuel Newgard, aged 1 month and 6 days. Funeral on the 20th. Text, Rom. 8:17. Buried at Risser's Meeting-house.

SHANK.--September 22d, in Rapho Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., Minnie Gertrude, only daughter of Bro. and Sister Daniel Shank, aged 2 years and 8 months. Funeral on the 24th. Text, Psalm 16:6. Buried at Kraybill's Meetinghouse.

HOFFEINS.--September 24th, near Moore's Mill, Lancaster Co., Pa., of bronchitis, Sister Catharine E. Hoffeins, aged 33 years, 5 months and 2 days. Funeral on the 26th. Text, Rev. 14:12,13. Buried at Kraybill's Meeting-house. A large congregation of sorrowing friends followed her remains to the grave. Sister Hoffeins so lived that we can entertain a good hope for her.

HERSHEY.--September 30th, at Junction, Lancaster Co., Pa., Sister Louisa Hershey, daughter of Jacob S. Hershey, aged 21 years and 24 days. Funeral on Oct. 3d. Text, Phil. 1:21. Buried at Kauffman's Meeting-house. A large congregation assembled as a token of sympathy and respect.

Transcribed by: Cheri Salz, Illinois

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