Herald of Truth Obituaries - November, 1886

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Herald of Truth, Vol. XXIII, Number 21, November 1, 1886, page 333

RHEINHEIMER.- On the 23d of September, in Newbury, Tp. LaGrange Co., Ind., of Bronchitis, Anna, wife of John Reinheimer, aged forty years, eight months and one day. She leaves a loving husband and six children to mourn their loss. She was buried on the 25th, in C. Miller's grave yard; funeral services by Moses B. Miller of Cambria Co. Pennsylvania. C. Plank and D. J. Johns, from John 5:28, 29.

FULMER.- On the 14th of October in Elkhart Co., Indiana, of membranous croup, George W., son of John F. and Jennie Fulmer, aged 2 years, 10 months and 11 days. Buried on the 15th at the California Church, where services were held by Pre. Murry and J. F. Funk from 2 Kings 4:26. This is the second time with in a year that this family has been called to follow a dear child to the grave, but while deepest sorrow fills the heart when God takes our children from us, they may comfort their hearts with the thought, that their dear ones are safe in the arms of Jesus, and that they may meet them again, when for them too, the conflict of life is over.

GOCHENAUR.- On the 12th of October, in Elkhart Co., Indiana, of the infirmities of old age, Christiana Gochenaur, aged 78 years, 4 months and 15 days. She was born in York Co., Pennsylvania. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years, and for the last few years was unable to attend public services on account of poor health. She bore all her afflictions with Christian resignation, anxiously waiting for the hour of her deliverance. She leaves a brother and a sister in the family where she was living to mourn their loss. She was buried on the 14th at Yellow Creek. Services by H. Shaum, I. Bixler, Noah Metzler and D. Burkholder.

KULP.- On the 10th of Oct., in Bucks Co., Pa., Jacob son of Isaac L. and Catherine Kulp, aged 11 years, 4 months and 20 days. Buried at the Doylestown meeting house. He was a faithful pupil and regular attendant at the Sunday school, and in his sickness expressed the desire, that his parents, brothers, and sisters and school-mates might all prove faithful and love Jesus. He also desired that all people might learn to know and love the crucified Jesus.

GEHMAN.- On the 11th of Oct., in East Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., Isaac son of Moses Gehman, aged 19 years and 20 days. He was buried at Weaverland.

KROPF.- On the 10th, of Oct, in Wayne Co., Ohio, of consumption, Elizabeth Kropf, aged 21 years, 6 months and 1 day. She was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite Church, and was buried on the 21st, at the Oak Grove meeting house, followed by many friends and neighbors. Funeral services by D. Hostetler, D. Z. Yoder, and J. K. Yoder, from Rev. 14 : 13, and Ps. 16: 6. Deceased had suffered much for a long time, but she was patient, and had a living hope of being released from all pain after death.

Transcriber's note: There was a long time from the time of death (Oct. 10) to the burial (Oct. 21st).

SELL.- On the 11th of September, at his mother's residence, on Tenth Street, Topeka Kan. of Lockjaw, Jessie Sell age 12 years. Buried in the Topeka cemetery. He was rational up to his last moments; and though he knew he was going to die, death was no terror to him. His last words were, "Good night, sweet dreams, and a parting kiss. Good bye." Jessie was a bright boy, and to know him was to love him. He had made many friends, and will therefore be sadly missed from their midst,

Transcriber's note: In the original there was a coma at the end of the paragraph instead of a period.

MEIER.- On the 26th of September, near Milford, Seward Co., Neb., Jacob, son of Jacob and- - Meier, aged 2 months and 2 days. Services by Joseph Shlegel and Joseph Gascho.

GROVE. - On the 9th of September, in Livingston Co., Ill., of Bright's disease, of which for 2 months, with the exception of the last few days he suffered severely, Bro. - - Grove aged 61 years, 5 months and 24 days. He bore his pain with Christian fortitude, and when asked how it was with him, he would say, "It is all well!" He was a member of the Mennonite Church, and was buried on the 11th. Services by H. Shelley from Rev. 14 : 13. Deceased leaves a wife and five children to mourn their loss.

Transcriber's note: The coma between (Grove) and (aged) was left out in the original.

HAASE.- On the 14th of Oct., in Brant Twp. Bruce Co., Ont., Bro. Gottlieb Haase, aged 67 years, 8 months and 4 days. He was buried on the 16th. Services by Noah Stauffer and Isaac Weber, from Phil. 1:21, and Rev. 14 : 13.

GEIGER.- On the 7th of Oct., in Berne, Ind., after a short illness, Amos, son of Sem and Catherine Geiger of Wayne co., Ohio, aged 3 years, 8 months and 9 days. Services by S. F. Sprunger, from Rom. 8:28.

BOOTH.- On the 24th of Oct., in Elkhart Co., Ind., of a lingering illness, Mary, wife of William Booth, aged 47 years, 11 months and 15 days. She was buried on the 26th. Services by J. F. Funk, from 2 Cor. 5 :1. She leaves an aged husband, father and mother, sister and brother to mourn their loss. May God comfort the aged husband, father and mother in their old age, and bring them at last to their home above.

SHANTZ.- On the 2d, of Oct., in Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Co., Ontario, of paralysis, Bro. Joseph S. Shantz, aged 59 years, 4 mo. and 17 days. He was buried in Martin's grave yard, followed to the grave by a large concourse of relatives and friends. He leaves a wife and five children to mourn their loss, yet they mourn not as those who have no hope, for his faith was well founded on the "solid rock" Christ Jesus. Bro. Shantz was loved by all who knew him. Peace to his ashes!

Transcribed by Carolyn Hunnicutt, Indiana


Herald of Truth, Vol. XXIII, Number 22, November 15, 1886, pages 350, 351

BEUTLER.- On the 3d of November, near Wakarusa, Elkhart Co., Indiana, of enlargement of the spleen, of which he suffered more than a year, Bishop Jacob A. Beutler, aged 52 years, 10 months and 14 days. He was buried on the 5th at Shaum's burying-place. Funeral services were held at Holdemann's Church, where a very large congregation of relatives, friends and brethren and sisters were assembled to manifest their regards for their deceased pastor and bishop. Text, 2 Tim. 4: 6-8. Bro. Beutler filled the office of bishop in the Church, in Elkhart County, for a number of years. He was a man that could exercise a very large degree of patience, and under the many trials through which he was called to pass, he so conducted himself that he gained the love and respect of his people. He was a staunch defender of the principles of the faith as practiced by the Mennonite Church, zealous and devoted in his duties, and the Church will miss in him a faithful laborer in the vineyard of the Lord. It was his one desire to see a faithful man chosen to fill his place before he should be called away, which was done at the recent Conference. He said he was prepared to die, and longed for the time of his departure. The bereaved sister his companion, and his children, though they deeply feel ther loss, need not mourn as those who have no hope.

Transcriber's note: The "i" was left out of (ther) in the original.

UNZICKER.- On the 27th of October, in Butler Co., Ohio, of consumption, Pre. John Unzicker, aged 52 years, 5 months and 27 days. He was sick only 3 weeks and confined to his bed about 10 days. He remained rational up to his last moments. He was aware that death was near. His last words that could be understood were: "Lord, into thy hands I commend my spirit." "Dear Savior, thou hadst to suffer, I will bear my cross with patience." He was buried on the 31st in the Collinsville graveyard. Services by Joseph Augspurger and Pre. Walker. He leaves a wife and five children to mourn their loss.
Death has robbed us of our father,
Whom we loved and cherished dear,
It was father, yes, dear father;
Can we help, but shed a tear?

Yes, we miss him, Oh! We miss him,
When we see his vacant chair;
And how sad the room without him,
For there is no father there.

SHERK.- On the 18th of October, in Markham, Ontario, of the infirmities of old age and heart disease, John Sherk, aged 83 years 10 months and 23 days. He was buried on the 20th in Hiese's graveyard. Services by Samuel Becker and Samuel Hoover from 1 Cor. 15, latter part. Deceased was a faithful member in the Mennonite Church and was loved and respected by his neighbors and friends. He leaves a wife and 4 children to mourn their loss; but they rest assured that his troubles are all ended and he is at rest. He was born in the neighborhood of Chambersburg, Franklin Co., Pa., and in childhood he emigrated with his parents to York Co., Ontario, where he spent the greater part of his life.

MOYER.- On the 6th of November, in German Mills, Waterloo Co., Ontario, Edgar, infant son of George and Abigail Moyer, aged 1 month and 18 days. Buried on the 9th at Eby's Meeting-house in Berlin. Services by Noah Stauffer from John 14:4.

TYSON.- On the 25th of October, in York Co., Pa., Sister Mary, wife of Bro. Isaac Tyson, aged 64 years, 8 months and 18 days. Buried on the 28th at Stone Ridge Meeting-house. Text, Rom. 6:23. Sister Tyson suffered much in her sickness. She had a desire to leave this life of pain and sorrow.

BLILEY.- On the 21st of October, near Locke, Elkhart Co., Ind., of dropsy, Rosa Christina Bliley, aged 52 years, 11 months and 13 days. Buried at the Brick Church east of Locke. Services by David Burkholder, and John Miller. She leaves a son and a daughter to mourn their loss. She died in the hope of meeting her Redeemer in peace above.

DETWEILER.- On the 29th of October, in Logan Co., Ohio, after three days, illness, Ivan Thomas, only son of Solomon and Lizzie L. Detweiler, aged 2 years, 5 months and 6 days.
"Little Ivan, thou hast left us,
Here thy loss we deeply feel;
But tis God that hath bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal."

GEIGLEY.- On the 17th of October in East Earl Twp. Lancaster Co., Pa., of Typhoid Fever, John Geigley, aged 65 years, 8 months and 3 days. He leaves a widow, 1 son and 4 daughters to mourn the loss of a kind and benevolent husband and an affectionate father. He was a member of the Mennonite Church and his loss will be felt by all. Buried at Weaverland. Services by Jonas Martin and Isaac Eby.

MILLER.- On the 21st of October, at Sporting Hill, Lancaster Co., Pa., Ada M. youngest child of Franklin and- - Miller, aged 2 years, 1 month and 2 days. Buried on the 25th in the Sporting Hill graveyard. Services from Acts 16:30.

HIGH.- On the 16th of October, in Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., Jacob High, aged 84 years and 7 months. Buried in Zimmerman's graveyard. Services by Isaac Eby. Deceased spent most of his life in East Earl Twp., Lancaster Co. He was twice married and leaves a wife and 4 children to mourn his death. He was a member of the Mennonite Church from early youth.

BALMER.- On the 5th of October, near Manheim, Lancaster Co., Pa., Emanuel Balmer, aged 66 years, 7 months and 22 days. Buried on the 7th at Kreider's Meeting-house. Services from Ps. 7:12. A sorrowing family followed him to the grave.

SNAVELY.- On the 17th of October, near White Oak, Lancaster co., Pa., Benjamin B. Snavely, aged 20 years, 3 months and 22 days. Buried on the 20th at Hernley's Meeting-house. Services from Ps. 103:15, 16 and Eccl. 12:1. A solemn call to the young.

BOYER.- On the 25th of October, at the County-house, Elkhart Co., Ind., of typhoid malaria, Herbert Boyer, son of Hiram Boyer deceased, aged about 26 years. He was buried at the Baptist church in Baugo Twp., on the 27th. Services by J. F. Funk from 1 Cor. 15:54, 55. He leaves brothers and sisters to mourn his early death.

HOSTETLER.- On the 29th of Oct., near Goshen, Elkhart Co., Ind. of consumption, Frank P. Hostetler, aged 28 years, 9 months and 19 days. He suffered quite a long time but bore at all with Christian fortitude and could say, "All is well, I have found Jesus, and am ready to go and be with Him evermore," and after a sleepless night, he spoke his last words, saying, "I am sleepy," and gently fell asleep in Jesus. Buried on the 31st at Forest grove, where a very large concourse of friends and relatives assembled to pay their last tribute of respect. Services by Levi Weaver and D. J. Johns.

STUTZMAN.- On the 28th of October, in Noble Co., Ind., of typhoid fever, Emanuel P. Stutzman aged 73 years 9 months and 16 days. He was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite church and died in full faith of the redeeming power in Jesus, blood. Funeral on the 30th at the Amish church. Services by J. Kurtz and J. S. Hartzler.

CLIME.- On October, 22nd in Fairville, Lancaster Co., Pa., Abner Clime, aged 82 years, 8 mo. and 5 days. He was one of the most faithful workers in the church in this part of the state. He leaves a widow, two sons and three daughters to mourn his death.

BACHERT.- On the 9th of Nov., 1886, in Elkhart Co., Ind., of paralysis, Bro. Jacob Bachert, aged 43 years, 8 months and 3 days. He had been suffering from cancers, and had gone to Bro., Moses Erb, in Waterloo Co., Ont., to have them removed. On the evening of the day on which he returned home, was taken with paralysis, from which however, he somewhat recovered, but another attack entirely disabled him, and also destroyed the power of speech. He was a man that was beloved and respected by all who knew him, and led a consistent, devoted Christian life, and we need therefore not mourn as those who have no hope. Funeral services were held, by A. Mumaw, Henry Shaum and J. F. Funk, from 2 Cor. 5:1. He leaves a deeply afflicted companion, also brothers and sisters. May God temper this storm of affliction to these sorrowing hearts. He had been a member of the Mennonite Church since 1872.

HERSHEY.- On the 7th of November, near Salungo, Lancaster Co., Pa., of consumption, Bro. J. Hoffman Hershey, youngest son of Bro. and sister J. Hoffman Hershey, aged 21 years, 2 months and 23 days. Buried on the 9th at Landisville M. house. Services from John 8:51. Bro. Hershey gave his heart to the Lord during his sickness, and experienced peace with God by faith in Jesus. His death was a sad bereavement, and especially so as he was engaged to be married. An immense congregation met to pay their tribute of respect and sympathize with the bereft family. A solemn call to the young people!

FAUST.- On the 28th of Oct., near Elizabethtown, Lancaster Co., Pa., Leah Faust, aged 70 years. Buried in York, York Co. Services on the 30th from Ps. 99:12.

HESS.- On the 30th of Oct., at Slate Hill, Cumberland Co., Pa., of dropsy, Bro. Christian Hess, aged 69 years, 5 months and 28 days. Buried on Nov. 2nd at Slate Hill M. house. Services from Luke 12:40. Bro Hess was a faithful member of the church. A sorrowing family followed him to his grave. A large congregation assembled to show their respect for the beloved brother.

MUMAW.- On the 9th of Nov., in Cumberland Co., Pa., Pre. Jacob Mumaw. Buried on the 12th. (This communication reached us just before going to press and no other particulars were given. ED.)

Transcribed by Carolyn Hunnicutt, Indiana

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