Herald of Truth Obituaries - December, 1886

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Herald of Truth, Vol. XXIII, Number 23, December 1, 1886, page 365

TROWER.- On the 8th of November, at the Cross Keys, in Buck Co., Pa., of palsy, Magdalena Trower, in her 87th year. Funeral services were held on the 13th by Levi Sheip, Saml. Gross and Saml. Godshalk. Buried at Doylestown Mennonite Meeting-house.

RICKERT.- On the 5th of November, at the home of her son-in-law, Aaron Meyer, in Plumstead, Bucks Co., Pa., of palsy, widow Catharine Rickert, mother of Preacher Isaac Rickert, aged 87 years, 11 months and 3 days. The body was taken to her former residence with her son-in-law William Meyer, in Hilltown, where the funeral service was held.
Thou, mother dear, hast gone to rest,
To be with Jesus and the blest;
There to await our coming feet,
To walk with us the golden street. S. G.

NICE.- On the 26th of October, at Franconia, Bucks county, Pa., Catherine, widow of Preacher Henry Nice, aged 79 years, 10 months and 9 days. Many were present at the funeral to pay their last tribute of respect.
Our mother has gone to the mansions of rest,
From this world of trouble and sorrow and pain,
To that glorious home by the Deity blest,
Where the faithful who loved her shall meet her again. S. G.

MILLER.- On the 19th of November, near Shanesville, Tuscarawas Co., Ohio, of cramp colic, Simon J, Miller, aged 40 years, 8 months and 21 days. He was buried on the 21st, in the Walnut Creek graveyard, followed by a large concourse of friends and relatives. Services by David Beachy, A. Mast, and J. A. Miller.

BOLLMAN.- On the 9th of November, in Marshall county, Ind., John Bollman, aged 71 years, 7 months and 13 days. Services by J. Metzler and John Miller, from Amos 4:12.

MOYER.- On the 13th of November, near Wakarusa, Elkhart Co., Ind., Nettie May, infant child of Daniel and Lena Moyer, and grandchild of Solomon Culp, aged 2 months and 13 days. Services by Noah Metzler and John Metzler from Matt. 18:2, 3.

YODER.- On the 5th of November, Noah R. Yoder, formerly of Baltimore county, Md., later of Mifflin Co., Pa., aged about 56 years. Bro. Yoder's funeral took place at the Amish Mennonite Church at Mattawana, Mifflin Co., Pa., Nov. 7. Services by Michael Yoder and John S. Yoder. It was the lot of our dear brother to suffer one of the most distressing afflictions by which man can be visited. A bodily infirmity, said to have been of a rheumatic nature, of many years duration, finally located in his brain, and dethroned reason. Bro. Yoder had been endowed with a good mind, robust health, pleasing social qualities, and was a faithful church member, but this sad affliction beclouded his later years, and prevented what gave promise of being a long and happy life.

DANGLER.- On the 8th of November, near Blanchard River, in Putman Co., Ohio, Jacob Dangler, aged 72 years, 7 months and 10 days. He was buried on the 10th, attended to his last resting place by many friends and relatives. Services by H. H. Good from Luke 23:23. Bro. Dangler had been baptized in infancy and was a member of the Lutheran Church, until a few weeks before his death, when he became impressed with the necessity of a living faith in Christ and then wished to be baptized upon his faith. While waiting for a suitable opportunity, however, death interfered and summoned him home.

LATSHAW.- On the 31st of October, in Royers Ford, Montgomery Co., Pa., suddenly, of hemorrhage, Bro. Daniel Latshaw, aged 66 years, 10 months and 12 days. He leaves a wife and 6 sons. He died in the firm hope of a glorious immortality. Buried on the 4th of November in the East Vincent Mennonite graveyard, followed by many relatives and friends.

EIMAN.- On the 5th of November in Wayland, Henry Co., Iowa, Barbara, wife of Daniel Eiman, aged 48 years, 11 months and 26 days. She leaves a husband and 11 children to mourn their loss. She was a member of the Amish Mennonite church and was buried on the 7th in the presence of many sorrowing friends and neighbors. Services by S. T. Miller and S. Gerig from 1 Cor. 15:55-58.

MEYERS.- On the 16th of Nov. in Elkhart Co., Indiana, of the infirmities of old age and paralysis, Mary (Wisler) Meyers, aged 91 years 8 months and 23 days. She was born in Bucks Co., Pa., in 1795, united in marriage with Henry B. Meyers on the 26th of Nov. 1812, whom she survived some 23 years. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church, over 75 years. She was buried on the 19th in Shaums burying-ground where services were held by J. S. Coffman and John F. Funk from Job 5:26. She possessed a spirit of love and kindness toward all, and enjoyed the love and respect of all who knew her. She leaves a number of brothers and sisters, children, grand-children and great-grand-children, who need not mourn as those who have no hope, believing that through the merits of a crucified Redeemer, she has obtained the crown of life, promised to all the faithful.

HORST.- On the 19th of Nov., in Caernarvon Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., of paralysis, wife of Moses Horst, aged 70 years and 20 days Deceased was for many years a member of the Mennonite Church. She leaves a husband, one son and one daughter, both married. Services by Benjamin Horning and John Zimmerman.

Transcriber's note: The period after days was left out in the original.

Transcribed by Carolyn Hunnicutt, Indiana


Herald of Truth, Vol. XXIII, Number 24, December 15, 1886, page 381

On the 17th of August, in Brocks Gap, near Mount Carmel Church, Rockingham county, Virginia, of cancer, Sophia Fulk, aged 59 years, 3 months and 25 days. The deceased was for many years a consistent member of the Mennonite Church. Her department in the Church was so consistent with her confession, that she was an ornament to the Church, and a light to the world. During her illness she evidently suffered severely, which, however, she bore with much patience and Christian resignation. She was very much rejoiced to have her friends and neighbors visit her, of whom she frequently requested singing and prayer, and was much revived and cheerful thereby. On Sunday previous to her death I met with her for the last time in life. I spoke to her of death, and her prospects for the future life, and her answers were such that showed her to have the unwavering assurance that she was going home and was ready and willing to go hence and be with Jesus. She asked to have singing and prayer, and requested the beautiful hymn to be sung: "O land of rest, for thee I sigh."
Her funeral and burial services were held on the 19th at the Mount Carmel Church, by Samuel Shank and the writer. Text, John 5:25-29. Buried in the Hess graveyard, in the presence of many friends.
Companion dear, I left you here,
In solitude, and gloom, and tears;
But all in mercy, God has come,
To take me to my heavenly home.

Weep not for me, since 'tis in vain,
I will no more return again;
My home from earth is far away,
And here 'tis my delight to stay.

The angels me with joy did greet,
Who at the gate with me did meet;
Aloud with joy they all did sing
"Come in, come in, and join the ring."

Here my dear Savior met me too,
To say, "Sophia, is this you!"
How great my joy earth cannot tell,
For Jesus has done all things well.

He gave to me place of bliss,
Of joy, of peace, and righteousness;
My joy dear friends, so wondrous great,
Prepare to share before too late.
Broadway, Virginia.

KAUFFMAN.- On the 17th of October, in Conemaugh township, Somerset county, Pa., of cancer in the stomach, Isaac Kauffman, aged 79 years, 10 months and 17 days. He was buried in the family graveyard at the Kauffman Meeting-house. Services by Jonathan Harshberger, Emanuel Blough, and Hiram Musselman. He leaves a helpless widow, 12 children, 75 grand-children, and 50 great-grandchildren. Bro. Kauffman was for many years a member of the Amish Mennonite Church, and took special interest in the church, being for many years one of the most influential members. Two weeks before his death he wrote instructions giving minute directions for all the particulars of his funeral.

MILLER.- On the 3d of December, in LaGrange county, Ind., infant child of John and Sarah Miller aged 4 months and 26 days. Services from Mark 10:13-17 and John 5:21-30. "He doeth all things well."

BRENNEMAN.- On the 1st of November, near Orrville, O., of paralysis, Henry M. Brenneman, aged 45 years, 4 months and 3 days. Deceased was of a gentle and pleasant disposition, having gained a large circle of friends who mourn his departure, but not as without hope, although he neglected the one thing needful until God solemnly warned him by afflicting him with paralysis; but he heeded the warning, and turned to Jesus, and was received into the Mennonite church by baptism several years ago, after which his disease gradually grew worse until God ended his sufferings by death. He was buried on the 4th in the Mennonite burying-ground near Orrville, where many friends had assembled to pay the last tribute of respect to one whom they have learned to love in life. Services by Michael Horst and Michael Rohrer from John 14:1-3 and 1 Thess. 4: 14-17.
One more dear soul has passed away,
To wait the trump of judgment day;
And as his works so his reward,
We hope and trust 'tis in the Lord.

SHUPE.- On the 29th of November, in Marion county Kansas, of pneumonia, Josephine, daughter of Emanuel and Anna Shupe, aged 1 year and 14 days. Services were held by B. F. Hamilton and Daniel Wismer from Job 14:1.
Death has robbed us of our darling
Whom we loved and cherished dear;
It was baby, yes, our loved one,
Can we help but shed a tear?

Yes, we miss her, O we miss her,
When we see her vacant chair,
And how sad the room without her,
For there is no baby there. B. W. B.

SHULER.- On the 29th of Nov., in Greene county, Iowa, David, son of Thomas and Abbie Shuler, aged 3 years, 2 months and 20 days. Disease, membranous croup.

STAUFFER.- In the 21st of November,. Near Milford, Seward county, Neb., Amanda, daughter of Joseph R. and Mattie Stauffer, aged 1 year, 3 months and 3 days. Services by Jacob Roth Text, John 5:21-30.

GERBER.- On the 26th of November, in Seward county, Neb., Persey, son of Anna Gerber, aged 7 months and 25 days. Services by Joseph Schlegel and Joseph Gascho. Text, Rev. 20:11-15.

WEIDMAN.- On the 29th of November, of croup, Wayne L. Weidman, of Salunga, Lancaster county, Pa., aged 4 years, 8 months and 5 days. Funeral on Dec., 1st. Text, Gal. 3: 20. Buried at Landisville Meeting-house. This dear little boy was visiting his grandparents, where he took sick and died. A sad bereavement and admonition for the parents.

MUMMA.- November 9th, in Mechanicsburg, Cumberland county, Pa., Preacher Jacob Mumma, aged 77 years, 1 month and 25 days. Funeral on the 12th. Text, 2 Tim. 4:6-8. Buried in the Eberly graveyard. Many friends assembled to pay the last tribute of respect for the beloved brother.

HERSHEY.- November 12th, at Junction, Lancaster county, Pa., of old age, Sister Elizabeth Hershey, widow, aged 87 years, 4 months and 6 days. Funeral on the 15th. Text, Isaiah 57: 2. Buried at Kauffman's Meeting-house. Sister Hershey led a consistent Christian life.

KEENER.- November 27th, near Sporting Hill, Lancaster county, Pa., of Croup, Albert son of Philip and Anna Keener, aged 3 years, 2 months and 17 days. Buried at Erisman's Meeting-house.

(The remainder of death notices will be in the next number.)

Transcribed by Carolyn Hunnicutt, Indiana

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