Herald of Truth Obituaries - October, 1886

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Herald of Truth, Vol. XXIII, Number 19, October 1, 1886, page 301

STUCKEY. - On the 14th of September, near Leo, Allen Co., Ind., Joseph Stuckey, aged 35 years, 9 months and 27 days. He leaves a wife and two children to mourn their loss, but not without a well founded hope that their loss is his eternal gain. He was a member of the Amish Mennonite church. Services by Christian Freienberg. 1 Pet. 1.

NUNAMAKER. - On the 6th of September, in Whiteside Co., Ill., of Typhoid malarial fever, Amos, son of Samuel and Fannie Nunamaker, aged 4 years, 7 months and 27 days. Services by John Hess and J. Reisner from Matt. 19:14.
"Dearest Amos, thou hast left us,
Here thy loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God that hath bereft us
He can all our sorrows heal.

Weep not for me, my parents dear,
Since I must go and leave you here;
With Jesus I shall happy be,
O, parents, do not weep for me."

FOUST. - On the 3d of September, in Medina Co., Ohio, of Consumption, Jonas Foust, aged 32 years, 10 months and 17 days. Buried the 5th at the Guilford Meeting-house. Services by E. Hunsburger and Martin Leatherman from John 14:1, 2, 3. He felt the necessity of a Savior four weeks before he died, and two weeks before his death he was baptized. He leaves a wife and two children to mourn their loss.

HERSHBERGER. - On the 15th of September, in Conemaugh Twp., Somerset, Pa., of Spinal disease, Lucinda, daughter of Daniel and Katie Hershberger aged 6 years, 11 months and 18 days. Buried in the family graveyard the 16th; Services by Jonas Blough and Samuel Gindlesperger from Luke 8:52.
"One by one the Lambs are gathered
From the earth to yonder shore;
Where the gentle Shepherd bears them
In His arms for evermore."

MILLER. - On the 6th of July, in Clinton, Elkhart Co., Ind., Arvilla, daughter of Benedict and Margaret Miller of Washington Co., Iowa, aged 2 years, 5 months and 28 days. Buried on the 8th in the Union graveyard. Services by John L Miller.
"Dear parents, I know you loved me,
I know you will sorrowful be,
But the Savior has made me happy
With his loving kindness to me.

For He's giv'n me a happy home
Here on this blissful shore
To sing the song of redeeming love
With the little ones gone before.

BIXLER. - On the 6th of September, at Leetonia, Ohio, Fanny, wife of Nicholas Bixler aged 69 years, 11 months and 12 days. Buried in Oberholtzer's graveyard. Services by Michael Rohrer and - -

WISLER. - On the 11th of September, in Mahoning Co., Ohio, of the infirmities of old, age, Anthony Wisler, aged 89 years, 5 months and 9 days. Buried on the 13th in Oberholtzer's graveyard. Services by John Burkholder, Jacob Stouffer and Joseph Bixler.

KING. - On the 9th of September, in Logan Co., Ohio, of Bright's disease from which he suffered nearly 7 months, Bro. David King, aged 58 years, 7 months and 22 days. Buried on the 11th at the South Union Meeting house. Services by J. C. Yoder and Jacob Frantz from John 12:25, 26. He leaves 4 children one brother and two sisters to mourn their loss, but we hope and trust that he has passed to higher and more glorious realms.

BRUBACHER. - On the 2nd of September at Rockton, Sister Barbara, wife of John Brubacher, Sr., aged 79 years, 3 months and 2 days. She was buried on the 5th. Services by Herman Snyder from Phil. 1:21.

BOYER. - On the 8th of September, in Logan Co., Ohio, of cancer in the breast, from which she suffered a long time, Martha Boyer, aged 55 years, 8 months and 11 days. Buried on the 9th at the Philadelphia Meeting house. Services by A. R. Howbert from 1 Thess. 4:14. Peace to her ashes.

CLEMMER. - On the 14th of September, near Berlin, Waterloo Co., Ont., Willie Jayes,son of Eli and Lizzie Clemmer, aged 5 years, 4 months and 6 days. Buried on the 16th at Eby's Meeting house in Berlin. Services by Noah Stauffer and D. B. Sherk fromMatt. 26:42 and 2 Sam. 12:23. Willie had to suffer many weeks, but finally Jesus called him to rest, He was a very bright and intelligent boy and will be greatly missed as he was much loved by all. It was very hard to give him up, but god had need of him above. He leaves father and mother, a little brother, and many friends to mourn his early death.
Farewell my dear father and mother
My Savior is calling me home
But there at the gates of the city
I'll watch and I'll wait till you come.

Transcriber's note: Typed as written.

NEISWANDER. - On the 15th of September in Hancock Co., Ohio, of inflammation of the bowels, Irwin Owen, son of Joshua and Susanna Neiswander, aged 3 years, and 14 day's Buried on the 17th. Services by C. B. Brenneman from Jer. 29:8.
I,m going to live in a land bright and fair
I'll look for you parents and wait for you there
Where tears do not flow and where death cannot come
Together we'll dwell in that beautiful home.

Transcribed by Carolyn Hunnicutt, Indiana


Herald of Truth, Vol. XXIII, Number 20, October 15, 1886, page 319

BARKEY. - On the 22d of September, in Markham, York Co., Ontario, Pre. Joseph Barkey. He was only sick a few days. He was buried on the 24th followed by a large number of friends and relatives.

BLILEY. - On the 6th of Oct., in Elkhart Co., Ind., Edwin, son of George Bliley, aged 6 months and 15 days. He was buried on the 7th at the Brick Church east of Locke, Elkhart Co, Ind.

MILLER. - On the 27th of August, in LaGrange Co., Ind., Lydia, daughter of John and - Miller aged 17 years and 22 days. She was buried on the 29th. Services by Henry Miller and Jacob Weaver.

MILLER. - On the 27th of September, at Shanesville, Tuscarawas Co., Ohio, Amanda, wife of Alexander A. Miller, aged 30 years, 6 months and 17 days. She was buried in the Walnut Creek graveyard where a large concourse of friends and relatives assembled. Services by David Beachy, A. Mast and Eli and I. A. Miller.

REIST. - On the 9th of September, near Manheim, Lancaster Co., Pa., Nora F., youngest child of Bro. and sister John B. Reist, aged 5 months and 13 days. Buried on the 11th at Kauffman's meeting house. Services from 1 Pet. 1:24, 25.

BECKER. - On the 16th of September, near Lititz, Lancaster Co., Pa., of lockjaw, Elias K., only son of Franklin and Catharine Becker, aged 17 years. He was buried on the 18th at Hess's meeting house. Services from Psalm 1 3:15, 16. A large concourse of friends assembled to pay their sympathy and respect. Truly a solemn call to the young!

Transcriber's note: In the original is was hard to read which chapter of Psalm they were referring to (1?3).

BURKHOLDER. - On the 16th of September, in Florin, Lancaster Co., Pa., suddenly, Bro. Samuel M. Burkholder, aged 47 years. He was buried on the 19th at Kraybill's meeting house. Services from Matt. 24:44. Bro Burkholder led a Christian life. His wife preceded him only about 6 months, and since her death he seemed to be somewhat lonesome. A large congregation assembled to show their respect for the beloved brother in the faith.

MYERS. - On the 26th of September, in Putman Co., Ohio, of dropsy of the heart, Lydia, widow of Jacob Myers, aged 64 years, 9 months and 15 days. Funeral services by H. H. Good, - Provont, and - Stofer, from Rev. 14:13.

STRITE. - On the 7th of September, in Putman Co., Ohio, Abby B., infant child of Isaac and Susan Strite, aged 1 month, and 19 days. Services by H. H. Good, from Jer. 31:15.

GARBER. - On the 27th of September, near Mountville, Lancaster Co., Pa., Jac. B. Garber, aged 85 years, 10 months and 16 days. He was buried on the 29th in the family graveyard. Services from Heb. 9:27, 28.

YODER. - On the 19th of August, in Cass Co., Mo., of consumption, Rebecca, wife of C. M. Yoder, aged 41 years, 1 month and 26 days. She leaves a husband and five children to mourn their loss. Sister Yoder was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite Church. Services by J. C. Kenagy and Moses Yoder.

MARTIN. - On the 16th of September, in Napierville, Dupage Co., Ill., Sarah Martin, aged 66 years, 10 months and 17 days.

HEATWOLE. - On the 4th of September, in Rockingham Co., Va., Bro. Joseph Heatwole, aged 68 years, 5 months and 10 days. He was buried at Weaver's Church on the 6th, where many relatives and friends assembled to pay their last respects to all that was earthly of our deceased brother. He leaves seven children and many relatives. In his death the family has lost a devoted father, the community one of her most worthy and respected members. Services by Samuel Coffman, John Geil and Samuel Brunk.

A SAD ACCIDENT. - On Saturday September the 11th, Milton Kraft, the oldest son of Bro. George Kraft of Kent county, Michigan, was engaged in cutting seed clover with the mower. His two younger brothers had come along with their father to the field. The father after giving necessary instructions to the boy with the mower, went away to attend to some work, telling the two smaller boys to go back to the house. The boys started but soon returned and came near the place where the machine was at work. The older brother stopped the machine and told the boys to go on home as their father had told them, and spoke to the horses to go; but they not starting immediately one of the younger boys having a whip in his hands and thinking to help his brother in the work stepped up to the horses right in front of the sickles and struck the horse nearest to him, which, starting, put the machine in motion, which struck the boy, cutting his left leg nearly off above the ankle and also making several gashes in the foot. The boy was taken home and a physician called, but it was afterwards found necessary to amputate the limb. After this the boy kept sinking until death relieved him of his sufferings on Sunday October 5th, at the age of 5 years, 9 months and 3 days. Services by Peter Keim and Christian Wenger from Luke 18:17. Deceased was a bright intelligent lad, and a great favorite in the family. The bereavement is indeed a sad one, and we trust that the bereaved brother and sister may look to Him from whom all our help cometh and comfort their hearts in the promises of His word. The family has also recently been afflicted with scarlet fever, but all of them have now again fully recovered.

Transcribed by Carolyn Hunnicutt, Indiana

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