Herald of Truth Obituaries - April, 1887

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Herald of Truth, Vol. XXIV, Number 7, April 1, 1887, Pages 108, 109

HOLDEMAN - On the 11th of Feb., Sister Elizabeth Holdeman, aged 66 years, 3 months and 29 days. She left three daughters to mourn the loss of a kind and loving mother. For her humble submission to the divine will, the christian patience with which she bore her sufferings, and her pious conversation during her illness assuring her friends that God was afflicting her to purify her for eternal rest, fills the hearts of those tho mourn their loss with the glorious hope that she is now enjoying the rest of the people of God. She lived a very consistent christian life for about forty years.

MYERS - On the 6th of March, in Bucks county, Pa., of cancer, John S. Myers, aged 73 years, 3 months and 16 days. He was buried on the 10th at the Deep Run Mennonite Church. Services by S. Godshalk and John Gross from Isaiah 35:10.

PITTSENBERGER - On the 11th of March, in Allen county, Ohio, of consumption, Elizabeth Pittsenberger, aged 24 years, 5 months and 11 days. She was buried on the 12th. Services by C.B. Brenneman and Wm. E. Bay. She leaves a husband and one child to mourn their loss.

LAUVER - On the 11th of March, near Buchanan, Mich., whither she had gone on a visit to her brother and other friends, of consumption, Sarah Diehl, wife of Gideon Lauver, aged 40 years, 10 months and 5 days. The corpse was brought back to her home, three miles east of Elkhart, where the funeral services were held in the Rowe Church, by J.F. Funk and Samuel Yoder from 2 Corinthians 5:1. She was formerly from Snyder county, Pa., and leaves a sorrowing husband and seven children. She had been afflicted about six months. May God comfort the sorrowing hearts of the bereaved ones.

GOOD - On the 15th of Feb., in Harrison Twp., Elkhart county, Indiana, of paralysis, Christian Good, aged 52 years, 4 months and 10 days. He was a minister of the River Brethren Church for some years. He was buried at Yellow Creek Mennonite burying-ground, where services were held by Henry Davidson and others.

EMIG - On the 9th of February, near York City, York county, Pa., of apoplexy, Mattie, wife of Emanuel Emig, aged 58 years, 11 months and 13 days. Text, Matthew 24:44. Buried on the 13th in the family grave-yard. Many friends assembed to sympathize with the bereft family.

BRUBACHER - On the 14th of February, in Salungo, Lancaster county, Pa., suddenly, Abraham S. Brubacher, aged 58 years, 8 months and 15 days. Buried on the 17th at Erisman's Meeting-house. Text: Acts 16:30. A large congregation assembled in respect for the deceased, and to sympathize with the bereft widow.

EBERSOLE - On the 8th of March, in Lancaster county, Pa., of consumption, David Ebersole, aged 47 years, 5 months and 11 days. He was buried near Monterey. Services by Henry Stoltzfus from Rev: 14:12, 13. Deceased was a member of Amish branch of the church and leaves a widow and six children, besides many friends and relatives to mourn their loss.

* BECK - On the 11th of March, near Honeytown, Wayne county, Ohio, of catarrh in the stomach, Sister Sarah Beck, aged 76 years, 5 months and 3 days. She was buried on the 13th in the Lutheran graveyard near Honeytown. She leaves a husband and three children to mourn their loss, but who feel that is is her eternal gain. Services by A.H. Brenneman from Amos 4:12.

Transcriber's Notes:
* Beck - cause of death is written as catarrh of the stomach.

McFANN - On the 12th of February, near East Union, Wayne county, Ohio, of brain fever, Byron Orrie, only son of Nathaniel and Elizabeth McFann, aged 7 months and 11 days. Buried on the 14th in the Lutheran grave-yard near Honeytown. Services by A.M. Brenneman and D.M. Irvin from Matthew 18:34.

SHELLENBERGER - On the 18th of February, in Stephenson county, Ill., of consumption, Ida B., daughter of E.M. and Rebecca Shellenberger, aged 21 years, 2 months and 16 days. She was buried on the 21st. Services by A.A. Haefle and Abr. Myers. She died trusting in her Savior.

WILL - On the 15th of March, at White Oak, Lancaster county, Pa., of croup, Alvine S., youngest son of Peter and Lizzie N. Will, aged 1 year, 4 months and 28 days. Buried on the 17th at Hernly's Meeting-house. Text, Rev. 3:19.

CULP - On the 14th of March, in Elkhart county, Indiana, Daniel F., son of Anthony J. and Sarah N. Culp, aged 1 month and 25 days. The little babe followed its mother, who died only six weeks ago.

MILLER - On the 14th of March, in Miami county, Indiana, of consumption, Bro. Silas Miller, aged 23 years, 4 months and 23 days. He was sick about two years and had ample time to consider the welfare of his soul, although he waited long before he gave himself up to God; after which he was baptized by Bish. Daniel L. Miller. He leaves a widow, two children, father, brothers and sisters to mourn his death. He was buried on the 15th in Moses Mast's grave-yard. Services by D.L. Miller and Nobert Sproll from Matt. 19:16-30 and Heb. 9:27.

YODER - On the 13th of March, in Douglas county, Ill, of diphtheria, Lydia, daughter of Widow Anna Yoder, aged 5 years, 11 months and 27 days.

EICHER - On the 3d of March, in Rome, Iowa, of cancer in the stomach, John Eicher, aged 67 years. He leaves eleven children to mourn his death. Services by Jonathan Lee and Stephen Miller.

DOYLE - On the 10 of February, at the residence of Bro. Jacob Landis, near Bainbridge, Lancaster county, Pa., Daniel Doyle of Maryland, aged 20 years, 2 months and 13 days. Funeral on the 11th. Text, Isaiah 55:6. His remains were taken to his home in Maryland for burial. The deceased was highly esteemed. A solemn call to the young!

BELLER - On the 13th of March, in Woodford county, Ill., of the infirmities of old age, Sister Barbara Beller, widow of Peter Beller, aged about 79 years. She was buried on the 15th in the Bachman's grave-yard, followed by many friends. Services by Joseph Wagner, Joseph Ackerman and John P. Schmidt from 1 Cor. 15. The departed sister often wished to depart this life and be with Christ and she passed away quietly.

BURKY - On the 1st of March, in Woodford county, Ill., of cancer in the stomach and lung fever, Bro. Jacob Burky, aged about 72 years. He was buried on the 3d. Services by Chr. Risser, John P. Schmidt and Peter Hockstetler, from 1 Cor. 15 and John 5:24. The deceased suffered much pain for several years, but he bore it all patiently.

GEIL - On the 12th of March, in Buckingham Twp., Bucks county, Mary, widow of Henry Geil, aged 88 years, 7 months and 16 days. Buried at Doylestown Mennonite Meeting-house.

LANDIS - On the 13th of March, in Dublin, Bucks county, Pa., Eliza, wife of Joesph Landis, aged 68 years and 9 months.

SCHWARTZENTRUBER - On the 15th of Dec., near Hubbard, Marion county, Oregon, of cancer, Elizabeth, wife of Christian Schwartzentruber, aged 58 years, 2 months and 12 days. She was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite Church. She was buried on the 17th in Miller's grave-yard. Services by Bishop Jonas Kauffman from 1 Cor. 15.

OYLER - On the 8 th of February, near Hanover, York county, Pa., Josiah J. Oyler, aged 69 years, 4 months and 27 days. He was buried on the 10th. Services from Hebrew 11:10.

ROHBAUGH - On the 19th of February. In Hanover, York county, Pa., William J. Rohbaugh, aged 7 months and 14 days. Services from Luke 18: 16. "Fond parents, calm the heaving breast, The Savior called him home; Greive not, your darling is at rest, Beyond this vale of gloom."

LAPP - On the 7th of March, in Union Twp., Elkhart county, Ind., of consumption, Mary, wife of Scott Lapp, aged 27 years, 8 months and 6 days. A few days before her death she was led to see the necessity of giving herself to the Lord, and was received into the Mennonite Church by baptism, expressing forgiveness and acceptance with God. She also at the same time partook the Lord's Supper, and four days later passed away. She leaves a husband and one child.

Transcribed by C. Wheeler - British Columbia


Herald of Truth , Vol. XXIV, Number 8, April 15, 1887 - Page 126, 127

KABEL - On the 18th of March, in Wayland, Henry county, Iowa, of inflammation of the brain, Elmer, son of Jacob and Elizabeth Kabel, aged 4 months and 4 days. He was buried on the 20th. Services by S. Gerig and S.T. Miller.

TSCHANTZ - On the 21st of March, in Newbury Twp., LaGrange county, Ind., of consumption, Polly, wife of Daniel Tschantz, Sen., aged 68 years, 4 months and 12 days. She was sick all winter and often longed to be released from the trials of life and enter into the joys above. Buried on the 23rd. Services from John 5:19-30 and 1 Cor. 15:19-31. She leaves a husband and 3 children.

RHODES - On the 30th of March, near Pleasant Valley, Rockingham county, Va., Sister Fannie Rhodes, wife of Deacon David E. Rhodes, aged 41 years and 9 months. Buried on the 1st of April. Funeral services by Daniel S. Heatwole and Solomon Beery from John 5:26.

YODER - One the 22d of March, in Wayne county, Ohio, suddenly of congestion of the liver, Bro. Christian H. Yoder, aged 32 years, 11 months and 14 days. He was fully resigned to the will of the Lord. He was buried on the 24th. Services at the Amish church by John K. Yoder and D.Z. Yoder and D. Hostetler from Rev. 16:15 and John 17:24.

YODER - On the 18th of March, on Pretty Prairie, LaGrange county, Ind., Joseph F. son of S.K. and Barbara Yoder, aged 5 years and some months.

SCHWEITZER - On the 17th of March, in Hamilton county, Neb., of the infirmities of old age, Maria, widow of Valentine Schweitzer, aged 85 years. Two years ago she came from Illinois to Nebraska and lived with her son-in-law Jacob Dahmer. She leaves six daughters, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren to mourn her departure. She was buried on the 20th. Services by Christian Rediger and Peter Farney from John 11:24-27.

MARTIN - On the 4th of February, in Washington Co., Maryland, Pre. John Martin, aged 81 years 7 months and two days. Buried on the 7th at Miller's Church. Services by Daniel Shank, Adam Baer and Josiah Brewer from Rev. 14:13.

SHELLY - On the 30th of March, in Lost Creek Valley, Juniata county, Pa., of Pneumonia, Sister Marie Shelly, aged 64 years, 8 months and 15 days. She was buried at Lost Creek. Services by Wm. Auker and Wm. Graybill from Heb. 5:9 and John 14:2. May God in his love and mercy comfort the husband and children.

SHIRK - on the 17th of March, in Rainham Twp., Haldimand Co., Ont., of consumption, Bro. William, son of Deacon Andrew and Elizabeth Shirk, aged 29 years, 1 month and 13 days. He leaves parents, 7 brothers and sisters, and many friends to mourn his departure. Services by C. Gayman and L. Hoover.

WERNER - On the 25th of March, in Rainham Twp., Haldimand county, Ont., of the infirmities of old age, Sister Elizabeth, wife of Pre. Bernhard Werner, aged 73 years less two days. Buried on the 27th at Sweet Corners. Services by C. Gayman and L. Hoover. She leaves an aged husband and 6 children to mourn the death of a dear companion and a pious mother.

CAMPBELL - On the 5th of April in the City of Elkhart, Indiana, of the effects of the removal of a tumor, Henrietta, wife of Samuel Campbell. In the 52d year of her age. She has been much afflicted for some twelve years, but bore it all with Christian patience. She was a devoted and much beloved Christian woman, and had a desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better. The family has suffered much affliction. Eight month ago a daughter was taken away by death, and now the mother, leaving the father and an only daughter to mourn their loss. She was buried on the 7th. Services by J.F. Funk from 1 Thess. 4:18, 14. May God sanctify the stricken household and comfort their hearts, with the hope of a better life beyond.

GINGRICH - On the 27th of March near Petersburg, Lancaster county, Pa., Bro. Levi F. Gingrich, aged 54 years, 10 months and 16 days. Buried on the 30th at Petersburg Meeting-house. Text: John 8:51. A sorrowing family and many friends followed his remains to the grave.

NOLT - On the 8th of March, in Earl Twp., Lancaster county, Pa., of Paralysis, wife of Christian Nolt, aged 68 years, 10 months and 21 days.

NOLT - On the 3d of March, in Earl Twp., Lancaster county, Pa., Christain Nolt, aged 63 years, 10 months and 19 days. The above wife and husband lived together for many years, and now have past away at nearly the same time in their advanced period of life. They had five children, two sons and three daughters, all of whom have gone before (except one son.) Within the last year three funerals were held in their house, that of their son Daniel, being the last one before the parents. They were for many years members in the Mennonite Church, and were generally loved by all who knew them. Services by Jonas Martin and David Buckwalter.

RENNINGER - On the 12th of March in Brecknock Twp., Lancaster county, Pa., of dropsy, William Renninger, aged 61 years, 8 months and 22 days. He leaves two sons and four daughters, and a widow to mourn his death. He was long a member of the Lutheran Church.

MAUST - On the 1st of April, in Elklick Twp., Somerset county, Pa., of consumption, Bro. Samuel S. Maust, aged 55 years, 9 months and 29 days. Funeral services by Manasses Beachy from Rom. 8:1-4. A few days previous to his departure he desired to partake of the Lord's Supper, which was administered unto him, he leaves a wife and ten children to mourn their loss.

GOOD - On the 12th of March, near Elida, Allen county, Ohio, Jesse, son of Henry H. and Susan Good, aged 1 year, 2 months and 4 days. Little Jesse had been suffering some from the effects of teething, but was playing about on the floor, only a few minutes before his death, his mother took him up in her arms not noticing anything unusual, when in a few minutes he closed his eyes to sleep that sleep that knows not waking till the last trump shall sound. Services by C.B. Brenneman and John Shenk.

FUNK - On the 29th of March, in Springfield Twp., Bucks county, Pa., William S. Funk, in the 60th year of his life. Funeral on the 4th.

HERSHBERGER - On the 5th of March in Elkhart Co., Ind., Gertie, wife of Joseph Hershberger, aged 18 years, 11 months and 15 days. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for about a year. She leaves an infant only 12 days old. Four days before her death the writer sat by her bedside, when she made all the arrangements for her funeral. Then she fell into a doze. In a few minutes she looked up and said: "O how glad I am that I am so near that good place." She often asked to have the Bible read to her and be prayed with, and on the last morning she called all into the room to sing for her. Funeral services at the Pleasant Valley Church, by Jacob Weaver and Henry A. Miller.

HERSHBERGER - Near Emma, LaGrange Co., Ind., on the 2nd of April, at the house of Daniel Hershberger, of lung-fever, Veronica, wife of Joseph Hershberger, aged 71 years, 5 months and 26 days. She lived in matrimony over 53 years. She was a faithful and consistent member of the Amish Mennonite Church; her seat in church was never vacant if health permitted, and she died with a living hope in Jesus. She was sick about seven days, and was buried on the 5th near Town Line Church, where a large congregation was present. She was a faithful companion and a good mother and beloved and respected by all. Funeral services by Jonathan Troyer, John Hostettler and Joseph Yoder from 2 Tim. 4:6-8. She leaves a husband and seven children to mourn their loss.

MAUST - On the 25th of March, in Miami Co., Ind., of spotted fever, Barbara Elizabeth, daughter of Frank Maust, aged 1 year, 4 months and 25 days. Services by Nobert Sproll and J.S. Coffman. She was sick only 11 hours.

LANDIS - On the 14th of March, in Bucks Co., Pa., Sister Elizabeth Landis (widow), aged 68 years, 7 months and 20 days. She was buried at Line Lexington. Text, Heb. 4:9, 13, 14. Gone art thou, sweet mother dear, And sad do feel thy children here; Sad to think of thee as dead, And sad to think thy spirit fled. Hope now says, Thou art at rest, Where faithful pilgrims are all blest. In that realm of peace and love, Where we all hope to meet above. L.A.R.

SMITH - On the 7th of April, in Clinton Twp., Elkhart Co., Ind., Harvey Smith, aged 2 years, 9 months and 25 days. Services by P.Y. Lehman and _____ Fetlhouse.

On the 9th, at the same place, Jessie, aged 9 months and 5 days. Services by P.Y. Lehman and J.S. Coffman. This family, living near Millersburg, was on a visit to the wife's parents, Chr. Martin, where the children took sick of scarlet fever and died in a few days. May our dear heavenly Father help the parents to bear their bereavement patiently.

MAST - On the 6th of April, near Pleons, Howard Co., Ind., of consumption. Elizabeth, daughter of Jeremiah and Mary Mast, aged 21 years and 7 months. Funeral services by Daniel C. Miller and Andrew J. Troyer. She looked in faith and apparently in a confiding trust to God, and in her last moments called out, "Oh Jesus, take me home."

Transcribed by C. Wheeler - British Columbia

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