Herald of Truth Obituaries - August, 1886

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Herald of Truth, Vol. XXIII, Number 15, August 1, 1886, page 237

DONER.- On the 20th of June, in Roherstown, Lan., Co., Pa., Sister Mary Doner, widow, aged 75 years, 5 months and 22 days. Funeral on the 23d. Text Phil. 1:21. Buried at Landisville Meeting House. Sister Doner was a faithful member of the Old Mennonite Church.

RIDENOUR.- On the 5th of July, in Allen county, Ind., of cholera-infantum, infant son of Ephraim and Katie Ridenour, aged 4 months and 22 days.
"I take these little lambs, said he,
And lay them in my breast;
Protection they shall find in me,
In me be ever blest."

POYSER.- On the 5th of July, Sarah Poyser, maiden name Bowman, aged 30 year, 10 months and 17 days. She leaves a husband and one child, a father and mother and brothers and sisters to mourn her departure. She was buried at the Clinton burying-ground, Elkhart Co., Ind. Services by J. J. Weaver.

EASH.- On the 19th of April, in LaGrange Co., Ind., of consumption, Sarah, wife of Jacob Eash, aged 43 years, 6 months and 12 days. She was the daughter of Isaiah and Mary Hostetler. When she was two years old her parents moved from Somerset county, Pa. May her eight children, yet living, take a kind mother,s warning and be prepared to meet her in heaven. Services by J. J. Weaver, H. A. Miller and C. Miller.

DEFREES.- On the 17th of July, near Nappanee, Ind., of brain fever, Edeth, son of William and Mary Defrees, aged 10 months and 2 days. Buried at the brick church northeast of Nappanee. Funeral services were held by John Miller and David Burkholder. Last spring the father of the child went to Oregon to take up a homestead. The mother was going with the child to meet him there and, had she not been delayed, would have been about midway on her journey at the time of the child died.

FLICKINGER.- On the 19th of July, in St. Joseph county, Ind., Orrville Guy, son of Isaac and Louisa Flickinger, aged 1 year, 8 months and 28 days. Orrville was buried at the Baptist burying-ground, and laid beside his little brother who died before him. These afflictions are a loud call for the parents. Services by Noah Metzler.

HOLMES.- On the 18th of July, in Elkhart county, Ind., Henry, son of Levi and Sophia Holmes, aged 4 years, 10 months and 6 days. Services were held by Noah Metzler and John Metzler.

ANGLEMOYER.- On the 14th of July, near Lawndale, Bucks Co., Pa., Annie, daughter of Henry F. and Annie Anglemoyer, aged 13 years, 5 months and 16 days.
Farewell dear Annie, how we miss thee,
Since thy form we see no more;
But we know thou art rejoicing,
Over on the Golden Shore.

Farewell, dear parents, weep no more,
I am not dead, but gone before;
Brothers and Sisters, fare you well,
Prepare your souls with Christ to dwell.
- Central News.

STEINER.- On the 19th of July, in Ustick township, Whiteside county, Ill., Aaron, son of Ulrich and Barbara Steiner, aged 1 year, 9 months and 26 days. He was buried at the Mennonite Brick Church near Morrison, on the 21st. Funeral services were held by H. Nice and J. Kornhaus.

SCHMUCKER.- On the 5th of July, on Haw Patch, in LaGrange Co., Ind., Sarah, wife of Bishop Isaac Schmucker. Sister Schmucker was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, and was married to her surviving husband in 1832, with whom she lived 54 years and 24 days. On the night of 2d she had a stroke of paralysis, and soon became unconscious and so remained until death. She was buried on the 7th; funeral services by J. Kurtz and D. J. Johns.

MYERS.- On the 8th of July, in Stark Co., Ohio, of dropsy, Barbara, wife of Henry Myers, aged 71 years, 4 months and 9 days. She embraced religion in her youth, and was a consistent member of the Mennonite Church for many years. Funeral services were held by Michael Rohrer in German, and Adam Brenneman in English.

Transcribed by Carolyn Hunnicutt, Indiana


August 15, 1886, Vol. XXIII, Number 16, pages 254, 255, Herald of Truth

.- On the 27th of July, near Elkhart Co., Ind., of a tumor, Lovina, maiden name Crater, wife of Tobias Holdeman, aged 31 years, 1 month and 4 days. Funeral services were held at the Shaum meeting-house. She leaves a husband and seven children to mourn the loss of a dear young mother and companion. She was also a dear sister in the Lord and bore her very severe suffering with unusual patience and resignation. We believe her sufferings are now turned into that heavenly joy for which she longed and prayed. Let the husband and children follow the good advice which she gave them in her last days.

METZLER.- On the 22d of July in Newton, Harvey county, Kansas, of cholera morbus, Christian Metzler formerly of Indiana, aged 56 years, 4 months and 3 days. Ice cold drink when very warm from labor was the first cause of his sickness. Bro. Metzler was twice married, and leaves a widow and four children. Funeral services by Daniel Brundage, John Hess, and David Weaver. The body was interred in the Pennsylvania burying-ground.

Transcribers note: morbus as in the original.

BUZZARD.- On the 28th of July, near Yellow Creek, Elkhart Co., Ind., of consumption, Samuel, son of Jacob (deceased) and Elizabeth Buzzard aged 20 years, 3 months and 3 days. A large audience was present to show their sympathies at the funeral service, which was held by Noah Metzler, J. F. Funk and J. S. Coffman. Brother Samuel was an intelligent young man, possessing a well-informed and cultivated mind. His disposition was gentle and affectionate, and this with a lameness resulting from sickness in childhood, caused a deep attachment between him and his associates. Over a year ago he worked for several months in the office of the Herald of Truth, expecting to fill a permanent position, but failing health compelled him to abandon the work; we were loth to give him up. Within the last year he became deeply interested for the salvation of his soul, and earnestly sought the peace of God which he received in abundant measure, and was received into the church. He bore his affliction in the Spirit of a true Christian, and appeared fully resigned to the will of God. He frequently expressed a desire that he might live to do good in the cause of Christ, "Yet,"he said, "let God,s will be done."His greatest concern in the last days of his life was for his young friends out of Christ. He prayed for them by name till his strength was exhausted, and those who visited him he earnestly entreated to give their lives to the Savior. He said they should for once consider what they hear preached, and what is told them. Thus ended the life of this dear young disciple.

HOUSEKEEPER.- On the 29th of July, in Elkhart, Ind., of drowning, Sinclair Housekeeper who for some years has had his home in the family of A. K. and Anna Funk, aged 11 years, 3 months and 13 days. Funeral services were held at the Mennonite Meeting-house, and the body was interred in Grace Lawn Cemetery, at Elkhart. The boy,s father lives at Perkasie, Bucks Co., Pa., and his mother has been dead for a number of years. A little sister younger than himself is also left to mourn the death of her only brother. Sinclair was a bright, intelligent lad, and his death is a severe shock to the family of his adopted home. He was much loved by the school, especially his classmates, in the Elkhart Mennonite Sunday School, where he was a regular attendant. About four o,clock in the afternoon, he, with several boys about his own age went into the Elkhart River to bathe. After playing awhile in the shallow water he passed a point where the bottom of the river abruptly descends into deep water. Not being able to swim he went down and his frightened companions ran and shouted for help. When help arrived he had gone down to rise no more, and it was uncertain where the body was. In about an hour the body was found, and several physicians attempted in vain to resuscitate him.

SHAUM.- On the 29th of July, near Wakarusa, Elkhart county, Ind., of diphtheria, Ida, daughter of Joseph Shaum, aged 6 years, 10 months and 9 days. Buried at Shaum,s graveyard. Services by Jacob Wisler and Christian Baer.

KOLB.- On the 22d of July in Walnut Creek Twp., Holmes Co., Ohio. Henry Kolb, aged 80 years, 5 months and 14 days. Deceased was born in Bucks Co., Pa., in 1806, moved to Ohio in 1831, where he was married in 1832 to Susanna Kolb. He leaves 8 children and 7 grand-children. His widow also survives him and with her children mourns for the departed dead. He was buried on the 24th in the graveyard at Kolb,s meeting-house, where many relatives and friends were assembled. Funeral services were held by Henry Kilmer, Isaac A. Miller and A. Mast from Matt. 24:45-51 and Rev. 14:12,13. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church.

MISHLER.- On the 24th of July in Noble Co., Ind., of chronic inflammation of the stomach, Anna, wife of Edward Mishler, and daughter of Emanuel and- Stutzman, aged 29 years, 4 months and 25 days. She was buried in the Amish Mennonite graveyard. Funeral services were held by J. S. Hartzler and D. J. Johns from Psalms 39:5 and Thess. 4:16-18. She was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite Church, and leaves a husband, parents, 2 brothers and 3 sisters to mourn her departure.

LEHMAN.- On the 21st of July in Moniteau Co., Mo., of dropsy and heart disease, Peter P. Lehman, aged 73 years, 1 month and 9 days. He was born in Canton, Berne, Switzerland, and when still young, came with his parents to Wayne Co., Ohio. He united with the Mennonite Church at that place and was afterwards ordained Deacon. After the war he moved with his family to Moniteau Co., Mo. A letter written by him to the "Herald of Truth"induced not a few Mennonites to settle in Moniteau and Morgan counties Mo., he was a diligent Bible student and wrote several articles for the papers defending our confession of faith and the Christian religion in general. With a firm trust in God and an unwavering faith in his promises, he met death without fear, bearing his suffering with patience. Although in his last days respiration was difficult, so that he could not lie down, yet he was thankful to God that he had but little pain to endure. He leaves a wife, nine children, and several grandchildren to mourn his departure, but they mourn not as those who have no hope.

SCHAD.- On the 23d of July, in Fulton Co., Ohio, Daniel Schad, aged 81 years, 10 months and 23 days. He was one of the first settlers in Fulton county, and brought up a family of 14 children of which five sons and six daughters mourn, with their mother, their loss; but they mourn not as those who have no hope. He leaves also a large number of grand-children. He was a faithful disciple of Christ in the Amish Mennonite church. The burial took place on the 25th. Funeral services were held by C. Frienberger and C. S. Stuckey.

HARRINGTON.- On the 6th of August, in Elkhart Co., Ind., John C. Harrington, aged 83 years, 1 month and 2 days. He was born in East Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., on the 4th of July 1803. At 21 he moved to Waterloo Co., Ontario and was married to Mary Colosky in 1832. In 1862 he moved to Elkhart Co., Ind. He was the father of 13 children, 10 of whom and his wife survive him. Before his death he requested that the funeral text should be Rev. 14:13, that the hymn "Komm sterblicher betrachte mieh"should be sung at the funeral; also to be buried in a shroud in a plain coffin without silver handles and not to be drawn in a hearse. He died in the hope of the fullness of glory beyond this vale of tears.

HAYES.- On the 29th of July, in Harvey Co., Kansas, of spasms, Cora Olive, daughter of John and Mary C. Hayes, aged 1 year, 4 months and 6 days. Funeral services were held by Jacob Holdeman. This is the third little jewel that has been taken from the family crown in then last two years.
One by one the lambs were gathered
From the earth to yonder shore,
Where the gentle Shepherd bears them
In his arms forever more.

Cora, Chauncey, and wee Nellie
Rest secure from every snare;
Parents, heed each solemn warning,
And you'll meet them over there.
R. J. H.

Transcribed by Carolyn Hunnicutt, Indiana

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