Herald of Truth Obituaries - August, 1887

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HERALD OF TRUTH , Vol. XXIV, Number 15, August 1, 1887 - pg 237

KRAMER-On the 7th of July, near Berlin, Holmes Co., Ohio, of erysipelas, wife of John Kramer, aged 22 years and 6 days. Buried in the family grave yard of David M. Miller. Funeral services were held by David D. Troyer and Shem Miller.

SOMMERS.-On the 29th of June, near New Carlisle, Holmes Co., Ohio, of consumption, Mary, wife of Daniel Sommers, aged 30 years and 19 days. Funeral services were held by A. Mast and J.A. Miller.

MILLER.-On the 7th of July, near Farmerstown, Holmes county, Ohio, of puerperal fever, the wife of Jonathan C. Miller, aged 36 years, 11 months and 9 days. Buried in the family grave-yard on the farm. Funeral services were held by Moses Beachey and Shem Miller. Three children preceded her to eternity, and eight are still left to mourn her departure.

WITMER.-July 7th, near John H. Moore's Mill, Lancaster county, Pa., of cholera infantum, Mamie H., only child of John and Emma Witmer, aged 3 months and 13 days. Funeral on the 9th. Text, Rev. 3:19,20. Buried at Nissley's grave-yard.

STEHMAN-July 8th, near Mount Joy, Lancaster Co., Pa., of dropsy and scrofula, Minnie B., daughter of Jacob S. and --- Stehman, aged 4 years, 4 months and 27 days. Funeral on the 11th. Text, Rev. 3:19,20. Buried at Erisman's meeting-house.

MILLER.-On the 15th of July, near Amish, Johnson county, Iowa, Lucinda, wife of Samuel B. Miller, aged 30 years, 7 months and 9 days. 7 years and 6 months of which she lived in matrimony. She was not sick long. On the 16th of July she was brought to rest, on which occasion funeral services were held by W. and C. Miller. Many friends and relatives were present to pay the last tribute of respect to the deceased. It is a great comfort for the sorrowing husband and his five children that they need not weep as those who have no hope.

NISSLEY.-June 25th, near Landisville, Lancaster county, Pa., suddenly, Samuel E. Nissley, aged 87 years and 6 months. Funeral on the 28th. Text, Psalm 111:5, Luke 10:28. Buried at Landisville meeting-house. A large congregation assembled to pay the last tribute of respect to the deceased.

BENDER.-On the 7th of July, near Kalona, Johnson county, Iowa, Fanny, daughter of Samuel and Salome Bender, aged 1 year, 4 months and 28 days. Funeral services were held by J. Guengerich and C.J. Miller, from Mark 10:13-15. May the Lord comfort the sorrowing parents.

CONRAD.-On the 8th of July, in Wayne county, Ohio, of consumption, Daniel Conrad, aged 31 years, 1 month and 28 days. He was buried on the 10th at Pleasant Grove, where a large concourse of friends and relatives had assembled, about 1200 in number. Services by David Irwin and David Hostetler from Deut. 33:25 and Job 19:25. The deceased was a faithful brother in the Brethren Church.

LAPP.-On the 12th of July, near Lapps, Lancaster county, Pa., of apoplexy, widow Catharine (Diener) Lapp, aged 67 years 6 months and 19 days. By her death the church loses a faithful member and a shining light, the children a truly kind mother, and the neighbors one that was loved and esteemed by all, but we trust that all this loss is her great gain. Funeral on the 15th at the house of her daughter, Mattie Diener. Services were conducted by Christian and Gideon Stoltzfus.
"We can not know how pass her days,
How sweet and clear she speaks,
How good and gracious all her ways,
What companies she seeks.

We only know that she is safe
In that fair land and far,
Where beat no storms, no hardships chafe,
And love shines like a star."

STERN.-On July 19th, near Gap, Lancaster county, Pa., of inflammation of the bowels, William M., son of widow Elizabeth Stern, aged 20 years, 9 months and 29 days. Funeral on the 21st at the Millwood A.M. church, Services by G. Stoltzfus in German and Samuel Lantz in English. Text, Rom. 6:23.
"Tis the wink of an eye, 'tis the draught of a breath,
From the blossom of health, to the paleness of death,
A flash of the lightning, a break of the wave,
Man passes from life to his rest in the grave."

Transcribed by Jan Wilbur, Utah


HERALD OF TRUTH , Vol. XXIV, Number 16, August 15, 1887

YODER.-On the 9th of August, at East Lynne, Cass Co., Mo., Sister Anna Yoder, aged 72 years and 4 months. She was born in Mifflin Co., Pa. Of 13 children 11 survive her. Of 46 grand-children 45 are still living, and of great grand-children there are 12. She led a blameless and very useful life and passed away peacefully. Funeral services by Jacob Kenagy and J.J. Hartzler from 2 Tim. 4:7,8. It is wonderful that among her 71 descendants only 3 deaths occurred, and none within 21 years. Her children are all earnest workers in the Mennonite and the Amish Mennonite Churches except the oldest son who is an earnest Christian worker in another body. She lived successively in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan and Missouri, and was highly esteemed by all.

KUNKEL.-On the 21st of April, in Waterloo Co., Ontario, Sister Nancy,* Rudy, wife of John Kunkel, aged 37 years and 14 days. She was buried on the 24th in D Eby's graveyard, followed by a sorrowing husband and tender children, parents and a large concourse of relatives and friends. On the 20th she requested to see Pre. Noah Stauffer, and to him she said that she was going to a better place, and that she had had an indescribably beautiful dream in which she saw a glorious place and enchanting company. She admonished her children to seek the Savior, and asked her husband to take them to Sunday-School, where they could learn of Jesus. Services by Noah Stauffer from Rev. 7: 13,14, which text she had selected before her death, E. Snider and A. Martin also taking part in the Services.

* Transcriber's note: Perhaps "Rudy" is a maiden name. ???

MEYER.-On the 13th of April, at Meaford Ont., Edwin Alvin, youngest son of C.H. and Effie Meyer, aged 1 years, 11 months and 18 days. Buried on the 15th in Eby's graveyard, Berlin. Services by Noah Stauffer.

SWARTZ.-On the 27th of May, at Strasburg, Waterloo Co., Ont., Henry Swartz, aged 71 years and 19 days. He leaves a wife and 2 sons. Buried at Weber's. Services by M. Bowman and N. Stauffer from Gal. 6:8.

YODER.-July 24th, in Holmes Co., Ohio, of heart dropsy, quite suddenly, Abraham Yoder, aged 75 years, 1 month and 9 days. Bro. Yoder had just partaken of some refreshments, his sister was removing the things, when he fell on the floor and breathed but a few times. Buried on the 26th. The deceased was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite Church. He was never married, but leaves a sister, two brothers and a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn their loss. "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord."

SALATHEE.-On the 19th of July, near Wakarusa, Elkhart Co., Ind., of dropsy and brights disease, F.B. Salathee, aged 24 years, 6 months and 11 days. He was a son of E.H. and Anna Salathee. Buried at Shaum's. Services by Henry Shaum and George Lambert, from Matt. 24:44

KROPF.-On the 18th of July in Cass Co., Mo., Magdalena, wife of David Kropf, aged 60 years, 5 months and 9 days. She was buried on the 20th. Services by Moses Yoder and J.C. Kenagy, from Job 14:1-10; 7:1-10. She leaves a bereaved husband, eleven children and 21 grand children who mourn their loss; but they mourn not as those who have no hope. Deceased had been feeble for several years, and it was her desire to depart and be with Christ. She was formerly from Canada, and was for many years a consistent member of the Amish Mennonite Church.

RESZ.-On the 24th of July, in Cass Co. Mo., of flux, Willie, son of Henry and Barbara Resz, aged 5 years, 6 months and 2 days. He was buried in the Clear Fork burying-ground. Services by John Hartzler and J.C. Kenagy. Willie was the grand child of Magdalena Kropf.

RICH.-On the 21st of July, near Hartford, Lyon Co., Kan., Fannie, daughter of Daniel Rich, aged 14 years, 6 months and 5 days. Buried on the 22d in the Hartford graveyard. Serivces by Wm. Robinson and A. Miller. She had to suffer from spasms for several weeks and became speechless, but we believe that she sweetly trusted in her Savior. She was a faithful, obedient child and was loved by all. About 5 days before her death while her attendants were with her in the night she suddenly raised her voice. We thought she was groaning in pain, but found, upon going to her bed, that she wa singing although she could not say the words intelligibly. Then her voice changed and we believed she was praying, and she managed to say the last word "eternity" plainly. We hope she has gone to rest.

PLANCK.-On the 14th of July, at Brownsville, Cass Co., Mich., of old age, Rebecca Planck, aged 90 years, 8 months and 21 days. Her maiden name was Lapp. She was married to Christian Planck in 1816 and was left alone in 1824. She raised a family of four children. She had also twenty-seven grand children, and a great number of great grand children. She was a member of the Amish Mennonite Church. Funeral services by Elder Lash, from the 90th Psalm.
Mother, thou art gone to rest,
Thy toils and cares are o'er,
And sorrow, pain and suffering now
Will ne'er distress thee more.
Mother, rest, we cannot go
Till Jesus bids us come;
Then we shall ever rest with thee
In heaven our longed for home.

KREIDER.-On the 28th of July, near Dayton, Ohio, Johnny, son of Tobias E. and Barbara Kreider, aged 7 months and 14 days.
"How happy are these little ones
Which Jesus Christ hath blessed;
Come, let us praise with all our hearts
The God who gives them rest.

FRY.-On the 30th of July, in Lincoln Co., Ont., suddenly, of heart disease, Henry Fry, aged 90 years, 4 months and 20 days. He was born in Bedminster Twp., Bucks Co., Pa., and came to Canada with his parents about the year 1800. He was a kind father, a good neighbor, a friend to all and an active member in the Evangelical Church. He leaves a widow, a number of children and grand children to mourn their loss Peace be to his ashes.

Transcribed by Jan Wilbur, Utah

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