Herald of Truth Obituaries - July, 1887

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HERALD OF TRUTH , Vol. XXIV, Number 13, July 1, 1887

KAUFFMAN.-On the 6th of June, in Cass Co., Mo., Emma, daughter of Stephen and Mary Kauffman, aged 14 years, 9 months and 20 days. She was sick only a few days, and seemed to suffer little pain. Only a few moths ago Emma became willing to confess Christ, and spend her remaining days in the service of the Lord, so that we mourn not as those who have no hope. Funeral services were held by J. Hartzler and Moses Yoder from John 5:24-30.

SHROCK.-On the 10th of June, in McPherson county, Kansas, of consumption, Lizzie M. (maiden name Lantz), wife of John Shrock, aged 36 years, 4 months and 18 days. Funeral services were held by Matthias Cooprider and Levi Miller from Heb. 9:27. Sister Shrock leaves a deeply bereaved husband and brothers and sisters to mourn their loss, which we have reason to hope was her eternal gain. She fully resigned herself to the will of God, said she was ready to go home to Jesus, and was not afraid to die. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church.

RUPP.-In Clark county, Ohio, Samuel Rupp, aged 83 years, 2 months and 23 days. He was for a number of years a consistent member of the Mennonite Church. The funeral services were held by John M. Greider.

HESS.-On the 31st of May, in Lancaster county, Pa., John Hess, aged 65 years, 6 months and 29 days. He was buried on the 3d of June at the Mennonite church at New Providence. Services by John Brubaker. A very large concourse of people was present at the funeral.
"A precious one from us has gone;
A voice we loved is stilled;
A place is vacant in our home,
Which never can be filled.

God, in His wisdom, has recalled
The boon His love had given,
And though the body moulders here,
The soul is safe in heaven."

MARTIN.-On the 11th of June, in Lancaster county, Pa., Jacob F., son of Samuel and Mary Martin, aged 5 months and 16 days. Buried at New Providence.

QUARRY.-On the 4th of June, near Curry Station, Blair Co., Pa., Fannie, youngest daughter of Elijah and Elizabeth Quarry, aged 14 years, 11 months and 15 days. She was buried on the 7th in the Kauffman grave-yard. Services by Bishops Jacob and Herman Snyder from John 16:22. Before her death she expressed a wish to be baptized, which was complied with. She desired to leave this world of care and be with Christ.
"Peaceful be thy silent slumber,
Peaceful in the grave so low;
Thou no more wilt join our number,
Thou no more our songs shalt know.

Yet again we hope to meet thee
When the day of life is fled
Then in heaven we hope to greet thee
Where no farewell tear is shed.

WISLER.-On the 6th of June, at the residence of his son Martin, at Mummasburg, Adams county, Pa., of paralysis, Bro. Peter Wisler, aged 80 years and 6 days. Buried on the 8th in the Mummasburg grave.yard*, where a large concourse of friends and relatives assembled to pay the last tribute of respect. Services by Bishop Daniel Shank, Jacob Hostetter and Martin Whisler, from Heb. 4:9-11.
*Transcriber's note: Typed as printed.

KING.-On the 14th of June, in Miami Co., Ind., of catarrh in the lung and brain fever, Maudie, daughter of Noah and Elizabeth King, aged 5 months and 29 days. Services by Pre. N. Sproll from Luke 9:25.

SCHMITT.-On the 14th of June, near Pettisville, Fulton Co., Ohio, of consumption, Emma Schmitt, aged 30 years, 2 months and 6 days. Buried on the 16th. Services by C.S. Stuckey, J. Wyse and C. Freienberger from 1 Pet. 1:24,25.

STUCKEY.-On the 17th of May, near Stryker, Williams Co., Ohio, Sister Anna, wife of Peter Stuckey, and daughter of Peter Schad, aged 38 years, 2 months and 27 days. She was a kind mother and a faithful christian. She left a husband and seven children - the youngest but eight days old - to mourn her death. She was buried on Ascension Day. Services by J.K. Yoder of Wayne county, and Jonas C. Yoder of Logan county, Ohio, from 2 Tim. 4:7,8.

LICHTY-On the 9th of June, near Archbold, Fulton county, Ohio, Sister Anna, wife of Christian Lichty aged 59 years, 2 months and 14 days. She leaves a husband and three children to mourn her death. She was buried on the 11th. Services by J. Wyse, C. Stuckey, and Elias Frey from John 11. Deceased put all her hopes in the merits of her crucified Savior and died happy.

MARTIN,-On the 13th of June, in Augusta county, Va., of cramp colic, Bro. Ezra Martin, son of Jacob W. and Mary Martin of Lancaster county Pa., aged 32 years and 11 days. He leaves a wife and four small children to mourn their loss. Buried on the 15th at the Spring Dale church. Services by J.R. Hildebrand, Bishop Hildebrand, and J.N. Driver, from John 5:24-29. Deceased went to Staunton, Va., on the 11th and in the evening on the way home he was attacked by such a violent pain in his bowels that he dismounted and lay down on the roadside. He was found shortly afterwards in a helpless condition, by a man, and with the aid of a few others he was taken to a mill and a doctor was summoned. Next day he was somewhat relieved and was moved to a dwelling-house, where everything possible was done for him; but all was in vain, and he passed away peacefully the next morning. Bro. Martin was a consistent Christian.

RIGGS-On the 13th of June, in the city of Elkhart, Resa, son of Jesse Riggs, aged about 8 months. Services at the Mennonite church, by J.F. Funk from Jn. 16:33.

GROH.-On the 18th of June, near Preston Ont, of consumption of which he had been suffering several years, Jacob Groh, aged 60 years, 8 months and 29 days. Last winter his wife died and since that time he sank rapidly, but he bore his double affliction with Christian patience, desiring to go home and live with Christ. Buried on the 20th in Warner's grave-yard. Serves by Jacob Woolner.
*Tanscriber's note: Typed as printed.

HOLDEMAN.-On the 18th of June, at Jamestown, Elkhart county, Indiana, of dropsy, John Holdeman, aged 75 years and 12 days. Funeral services were held on the 20th at Shaum's church, where many of his acquaintances of long past years met to show a tribute of respect to his memory. Bro. Holdeman was twice married, first to Charity Culp, afterward to Anna Seese, who survives him. Of his fifteen children ten are still living. At the time of his death his grandchildren numbered eighty-two, and his great grandchildren nineteen. May his numerous posterity imitate the good example of their affectionate parent by trusting their souls into the keeping of Jesus.

SHANK.-On the 12th of June, at the residence of Joseph Weaver, in Jasper county Mo., of liver complaint and dropsy, Rebecca, widow of David Shank, deceased, aged 77 years and 3 days. She was buried at Mount Zion in Morgan county on the 13th, in the presence of many friends who assembled to pay this last tribute of respect to an aged friend who was loved by all who knew her. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years. She bore her affliction with resignation and was ever reconciled to God's will. She longed for the time of her departure that she might be with Christ. Funeral services by Pre. David Bowman and Pre. Robinson.

NEWBRANT.-On the 17th of June, Susan, wife of John Newbrant (maiden name Anglebarger*, aged 67 years, 8 months and 8 days.
"Weep not for me, my sister dear,
Since I must go and leave you here;
With Jesus I will happy be
Forever in eternity."
*Transcriber's note: Typed as printed.

NOLT.-On the 15th of June, in West Earl Twp, Lancaster county, Pa., Isaac Nolt, aged 36 years, 11 months and 23 days. This was the last member of a family of eight brothers and sisters; father and mother are also numbered with the dead. Five of the number left families, while three died before arriving at the age of manhood. What is remarkable was that the last four members of the family died within a year. First Daniel B., then the mother, Barbara, whose maiden name was Buckwalter. Four days after the mother's death the father, Christian Nolt, died; and now Isaac, the last of the whole family. He leaves a widow and four small children. The whole family is buried at Groffs Dale, West Earl Twp. David Buckwalter, preached at the last four funerals, assisted by different brothers at different times.

SAUDER.-On the 5th of June, in Caernarvon Twp., Lancaster county, Pa., of consumption, Sister Barbara, wife of Christian Sauder, aged 38 years and 6 days. Deceased was a daughter of the late Pre. Samuel Good; she leaves a husband and five small children to mourn the loss of a dear mother and wife. Services by Horning, Zimmerman and Martin, from Rev. 14:12,13. Buried at Weaverland, followed to her last resting-place by many friends.

GODSHALK.-On the 19th of June, in St. Joseph county, Indiana, suddenly, of heart disease, Bro. Jacob Godshalk, aged 59 years, 3 months and 20 days. He was in town on Saturday, and on Sunday morning he was out and about, but in a few hours he began to fail and before the doctor came he was a corpse. He leaves a sorrowing companion and four children. He was buried at the Shaum Meeting-house, where services were held by Henry Shaum and J.F. Funk, from 2 Cor. 5:1, and 1 Sam. 20:3. May God bless the sorrowing family.

JUDD.-On the 6th of June, in Whitley county, Indiana, Sister Susanna Judd, aged 57 years, 4 months and 6 days. She lived a devoted christian life and her friends do not mourn her as those who have no hope. May God sanctify this affliction to the sorrowing ones left behind, and may they all endeavor to obtain for themselves the crown promised to the faithful.

LEHMAN.-On the 22d of June, near Wakarusa, Elkhart county, Ind., of consumption, Susan Upheme, wife of Benjamin Lehman, aged 62 years. Funeral services were held by the Brethren Henry Shaum, John F. Funk, and John Coffman. Sister Lehman was born in Maryland, but becoming an orphan at the early age of three months, her grand-parents, Samuel Myers took her into their family. When she was but three years old they moved to Putnam county, Ohio, right in the midst of the Indians. Samuel Myers was the first white man in Putnam county, but the Indians soon learned to love him as an affectionate friend. Sister Lehman united with the church at the age of 19, and was married to Bro. Lehman in 1842. Shortly after they moved to Williams Co., and to Indiana in 1853. The deceased was for many years an earnest, devoted sister in the Mennonite Church. She had a great concern for the welfare of the souls of her children, of whom seven out of eight survive her; and earnestly entreated them in her last hours to give themselves to the Savior. Only a few days before her death she sent for one of the ministering brethren that she with the family and a few of the neighbors might hold a christian service together once more, and engage in the observance of the communion and feet-washing. May her faithful example in many good works long live in the memory of her many friends.

HARTZLER.-On the 6th of June in Port Royal, Juniata county Pa., after many weary months of suffering, Noah Hartzler, aged 71 years 11 months and 7 days. He was buried in the Church Hill grave-yard on the 8th. He was widely known and universally respected for his many christian qualities, and his loss is severely felt to the whole community.

Transcribed by Jan Wilbur, Utah


HERALD OF TRUTH , Vol. XXIV, Number 14, July 15, 1887

YODER.-On the 22nd of June, at Mattawana, Mifflin Co., Pa., Jonathan B. Yoder, aged 51 years, 7 months and 19 days.

SCHLABACH.-Near Stanford, Ill. Edward, son of John and Elizabeth Schlabach, aged 7 months and 14 days. Services by John Kinsinger, Chr. Guengerich and --- White.

KING. - On the 14th of June, in Miami Co., Ind., Moda, daughter of Noah and Elizabeth King, aged 6 months. Services were held on the 15th in the Amish Mennonite Church by N. Sproll from Luke 9: 25-33.

KORNHAUS-On the 26th of May, in McPherson County, Kansas, of Diphtheria, Jacob Kornhaus, aged 14 years, 9 months and 24 days. Buried in the Spring Valley burying-ground, at the Mennonite church. Services by Daniel Burndage and Jacob Holdeman.
"Farewell my kind father and mother,
My Savior is calling me home;
At the gate of the City eternal
I'll watch and I'll wait till you come"

LICHTY.-On the 10th of June, near Orrville, Wayne Co., Ohio, Peter Lichty, at the age of 83 years and 5 days. He was born in 1804, and in 1825 he was married to Veronica Eicher, and they had a family of eleven children, of whom ten survive him, 54 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. He was buried on the 12th at the Oak Grove Meeting house. Services by J.K. Yoder, and D.Z. Yoder from 2 Timothy 4:6-8. He led an exemplary christian life and was loved and respected by all. He always lived on the place which he cleared 54 years ago.

SHOWALTER-On the 11th of June, near Harrisonburg, Rockingham Co., Va., Maria Showalter, maiden name Ebersole, aged 76 years, funeral services at Weaver's Church on the 13th by G.D. Heatwole and G.A. Wilson, She was for many years a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. Her health had been poor for several years, and the last 8 months was not able to leave her house. She was perfectly resigned to the will of the Lord; her desire was to depart and be with Christ which she thought would be far better. When she was about to leave the world, she told her friends not to try to keep her here. Her special desire was to live in peace with all. She had a bright memory to the last. Peace to her ashes.
*Transcriber's note: Typed as printed.

SPAHR-On the 20th of May, at Junction, Lancaster Co., Pa., of Scarlet Fever, Sarah Eilen, daughter of John and Maria Spahr aged 4 years and 16 days. Buried on the 22d at Kauffman's Meeting House. Text: Romans, 8:17.

SPAHR.-On the 28th of May, at Junction, Lancaster Co., Pa. of Scarlet Fever and Dropsy, Clayton, son of John and Maria Spahr, aged 5 years, 3 months and 18 days. Buried on the 31st at Kauffman's meeting House. Text: Revelation. 21:4. May the good Lord sanctify the deep affliction to the parents.

NETZLEY.-On the 2d of June in Manheim, Lancaster Co., Pa., of consumption, Sister Mary Amelin, wife of I.C. Netzley, aged 27 years, 1 month and 1 day. Buried on the 4th at Hernly's Meeting House. Text, Ps. 23:4. A sorrowing family and a large congregation followed her remains to the grave. Sister Netzley embraced religion during her sickness. She expressed a desire to depart. She died in hope.

ALLIMAN.-On the 5th of July, near Noble, Washington Co., Iowa, of blood poisoning, Catharine, wife of John Alliman, maiden name Frie, aged 49 years, 10 months and 2 days. She was sick only a few days. When asked if she wished a minister to come, she answered, "They can come in a few days to attend the funeral," and added that she was prepared to die. This is a blessed consolation for her surviving friends. She leaves a husband and six children. She was a member of the Amish Mennonite Church. Services by S. Gerig and S.F. Miller.

Transcribed by Jan Wilbur, Utah

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