Herald of Truth Obituaries - December, 1892

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Herald of Truth , Vol. XXIX, No. 23, December 1, 1892 ­ Page 364, 365


PETERS. ­ On the 1st of Nov. 1892, at the residence of her son, Henry Mellinger, near Penrose, Whiteside Co., Ill., after a brief illness from which she suffered very severely, Anna Maria Peters, aged 71 years; 1 month and 17 days. She was born in Manor twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., Sept. 14th 1821. Her maiden name was Kauffman. She was first married to Benjamin Mellinger who died Feb. 13th 1855 in his 42 year. In the fall of 1863 she married as her second husband Henry Peters, who died in the spring of 1881, since which time she has been a widow. She united with the Mennonite Church about 40 years ago and since has lived a consistent and faithful member. She was the mother of six children, one of whom died young, and another daughter died only a few weeks before her. She leaves 4 children to mourn her death. Services were held at the Zions Ridge Meeting-house, where the burial took place, by J. F. Funk, of Elkhart Ind, assisted by Philip Nice.

BURKHARD. ­ Sept. 24th 1892, in Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., Anna, widow of Christian Burkhard, aged 84 years, 8 months, and 27 days. Buried on the 27th, funeral services by Menno Zimmerman, Jonas Martin and John Zimmerman. Text, Rev. 14:12, 13.

HERSHBERGER. ­ On the 29th of October 1892, near Mattawana, Mifflin Co., Pa., Brinton Oliver, son of Joseph J. and Jane Harshberger, aged 9 months, 25 days.

LAMB. ­ On the 29th of October, 1892, in Brock's Gap, Rockingham Co., Va., of pneumonia, Octavia, infant daughter of Michael and Catherine Lamb, aged 3 months. Buried in the Gap near her home. Funeral services by the writer from 2 Kings 4:6.

KREIDER. ­ On the 8th of Oct. in Whiteside Co., Ill., Bro. John H. Kreider, aged 77 years 10 months and 5 days. He was born in West Lampeter Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., and moves to Ill., in 1854, settling on a farm 1 _ miles east of Sterling, where he spent the remainder of his life. About six weeks previous to his death Bro. Krieder and wife on their way home from town met a traction engine, and knowing that his horse was easily frightened, he turned into a neighbor's yard until the engine had passed. After starting out again, the horse became frightened and overturned the carriage. Sister Kreider escaped without any serious injury, but Bro. Kreider fell on his shoulder and being a man of about 250 lbs., the force of the fall broke his collar bone. From this however he seemed to recover rapidly, and on the 1st of October he went to town to transact some business, but on the 2d his left side was paralyzed. Two days afterward he lost his speech and on the 8th he passed quietly away. He did not seem to have suffered much pain. He united with the Mennonite church about 2 years ago, and was a kind father, a good neighbor and a faithful brother. He leaves a bereaved companion, 3 children and 6 grandchildren to mourn their loss. His remains were laid to rest on the 11th in the graveyard near Sterline. Funeral services by Bish E. M. Hartman of Tazewell Co., Ill., and Philip Nice.

Lichty. ­ Nov. 12, 1892, near Columbia, Lancaster Co., Pa., Sophia Lichty, widow, aged 84 years, 1 month and 14 days. Funeral on the 14th. Text, Isa. 46:4. Buried at Millersville meeting-house. A large circle of relatives mourn her departure.

BRUBACHER. ­ Nov. 7, 1892, near Ressler's Square, Lancaster Co., Pa., Sister Mary Brubacher, widow, aged 75 years and 2 months. Funeral on the 9th. Text, Rev. 22:14. Buried at Hernley's meeting-house. A large congregation assembled as a tribute of respect for the dear sister. A sorrowing family followed her remains to the grave.

BRENNEMAN. ­ On the 2d of Nov., 1892, in Allen Co., Ohio, Timothy, son of Benjamin and Anna Brenneman, aged 1 year, 2 months, 21 days. Funeral services by D. S. Brunk and J. M. Shenk.
"Go to thy rest, fair child,
Go to thy dreamless bed,
While yet so gentle, undefiled,
With blessings on thy head."

MORRELL. ­ Sept. 17th 1892, Lyman, son of John D. and Lydia Morrell, aged 3 months, 25 days. This was the 6th death in this family since they moved to the Haw Patch, Lagrange Co., Ind., eleven years ago, 5 children and a grandmother having gone before.

ZOOK. ­ On the 31st of Oct., 1892, on the Haw Patch, Ind., of Typhoid fever, Levi Lincoln, son of widow Sarah Zook, aged 32 years, 1 month, 26 days. Levi was an invalid all his life and never walked, but went about the house on hands and knees, could neither read nor write, could talk, but with great difficulty. He was a triplet, one, a boy, died an infant, the other, a girl, now grown to womanhood, and enjoying good health; and in size, above the average. Levi was always cheerful and, during his sickness, bore his sufferings patiently. For twenty days previous to his death, he could not partake of any food. Funeral discourse by Jon. Kurtz, from Isaiah, 35:5, 6. The father Simon J. Zook, died about 15 years ago, leaving this invalid boy in charge of his mother, who ministered to his wants with cheerfulness and just care. She will miss him more than all the rest.

MAURER. ­ Nov. 10, 1892, in the borough of Strasburg, Lancaster Co., Pa., John Andrew Maurer, son of H. F. and Barbara Maurer, aged 6 months and 14 days. Abraham H. Brubaker preached from Ps 23:4. The sermon was very encouraging and consoling to the parents, and we think should have been convincing to all present, that little children are redeemed and saved by the atonement made on Calvery through Jesus Christ our Lord. The child took sick on Tuesday night, with inflammation of the stomach and bowels, and Thursday afternoon death relieved it from its severe suffering, and the spirit fled into the arms of its Redeemer, to meet a little brother there who had gone before it into the land of the blessed.

MILLER. ­ On the 14th of November, 1892, in Shipshewana, Ind., of consumption, Levi E. Miller, aged 33 years, 1 month and 13 days. Buried on the 15th. Services by Eli Miller and D. D. Miller, at Fork's meeting-house, where a very large concourse of friends and relatives had assembled to pay their last tribute of respect to him. Bro. Miller leaves a sorrowing wife, one son and two daughters to mourn their early loss. Bro. Miller had been sick with that lingering disease about a year. He often expressed a desire to go home to his heavenly Father. Peace to his ashes.

GOOD. ­ On the 20th of August, 1892, in Lancaster Co., Pa., Lydia, widow of Jonathan Good, aged 69 years, 2 months and 11 days. Interment in the Bowmansville graveyard on Aug. 23. Funeral services by Abraham Gehman and Benj. Horning.

JOHNS. ­ On the 12th of October, 1892, in Lagrange Co., Ind., Abbie, daughter of Jacob and Mary Johns, aged 2 months and 14 days. Buried on the 14th. Services at the Fork's meeting house by Jos. D. Miller and D. D. Miller, from Job 14:1-6.
"Dearest Abbie, thou hast left us,
Here thy loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God that hath bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal.

"Yet again we hope to meet thee,
When the days of life are fled;
There in heaven with joy to greet thee,
Where no farewell tears are shed."

BUZZARD. ­ Joseph Buzzard died Nov. 14th, 1892, in Howard Co., Ind., of old age, aged 84 years, 8 months and 24 days. He leaves a wife and two children. He was a member of the Amish Mennonite church. A very impressive sermon was preached by Pre. E. A. Mast from 2 Cor. 5:1, "For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens," after which the remains were taken to the Mast burying ground and laid to rest.
"Death has borne you from us, father,
And we take the last farewell
Of our dear and loving father,
Why he's gone we cannot tell.

"Thou wert all resigned and patient,
Willing all thy pain to bear;
For thy trust was placed in Jesus
Who will all our sorrows share.

"Dearest father, we do miss thee
When we see thy vacant chair;
When we look around to see thee
Naught but sorrow see we there.

"Sweetly sleep, then, dearest father,
Since our Savior thought it best
Earthly life to change for glory,
Cares and trials for sweetest rest.

"We'll not murmur tho' we miss thee,
Rest thee now from all thy care;
Soon we hope with wings celestial
To be borne thy joys to share."

STROHM. ­ On the 1st of November, 1892, near Pickerington, Fairfield Co., Ohio, Lydia Strohm, aged 28 years, 7 months and 3 days. She was buried Nov. 4 in the Mennonite graveyard. Funeral services by W. Brown, N. Brenneman and D. Martin. Text, Job 7:16. She leaves a loving mother, three brothers and three sisters to mourn her departure. Her father, one brother and two sisters preceded her to the better world. She was a sufferer nearly all her life, but bore her affliction with patience until her end.

"If we could but hear her singing.
As we think she's singing now,
If we could but see the brightness
Of the crown upon her brow,
There would be no sighs to worry,
And no hidden tears to flow,
When we think of our Lydia
Who has gone to yonder shore."

EASH. ­ In Lagrange Co., Ind., on the 14th of November, 1892, Mary Edna, daughter of Christian and Amanda Eash. Buried on the 16th. Services at Forks' meeting-house by Eli Miller and D. D. Miller. Text, Ps. 16:5, 6.

YODER. ­ On the 11th of November, 1892, in Middlebury, Ind., of whooping cough, Blanche May, daughter of David and Ada Yoder, aged 1 month and 14 days. Buried on the 12th. Services at Forest Grove by D. D. Miller.

BYLER. ­ On the 12th of October, 1892, near Haw Patch, Ind., of apoplexy of the brain, Sister Catharine Byler (maiden name Kauffman), aged 68 years, 8 months and 12 days. She was born in Mifflin Co., Pa.; was a member of the Amish Mennonite church. Eight children and twenty-two grandchildren survive her. Funeral services on the 14th by J. S. Hartzler.

"Mother's hands are folded,
And her life's work is done,
And her sufferings now are o'er;
God has taken mother home."

Transcribed by Beverly Telfer, Indiana.


Herald of Truth, Vol. XXIX, No. 24, December 15, 1892, page 351

Bear. ­ On the 23d of November, 1892, near Greenville, Ohio, Amelia (maiden name Landes), wife of John Bear, aged 47 years, 11 months and 4 days. She was born in Perryville, Mifflin Co., Pa., on the 19th day of December, 1844.

Landes. ­ On the 27th of November, 1892, in Upper Salford Twp., Montgomery Co., Pa., of heart disease, sister Rebecca, wife of Bro. Isaac Landes. She had just partaken of a hearty dinner, and her death was sudden. Buried at Franconia on the 29th. Funeral services by Michael Moyer, Jacob Moyer and Josiah Clemmer. I.H.H.

Kaufman. ­ On the 9th of November, 1892, in Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., Pa., of consumption, Sister Catharine, wife of Bro. Noah Kaufman, aged 25 years, 5 months and 28 days. Buried on the 11th in the graveyard near the Amish meeting-house. Funeral services were conducted by Levi A. Blough, Samuel Gindlesperger and Jonathan Harshberger. She leaves a sorrowing husband, four children, father, step-mother, six brothers and many friends to mourn their loss, yet we hope their loss is her eternal gain. Her father and oldest brother were sick at the time and could not attend the funeral. Sister Kaufman, though young in years, was needed much to bring up her family, but when the message of death was sent she had to go. Let us all be ready, for in such an hour we think not the Son of man cometh.

Stutzman. ­ On the 22d of November, 1892, in Middlebury, Elkhart Co., Ind., of typhoid fever, Lydia, wife of Jeremiah Stutzman, aged 22 years, 3 months and 29 days. She leaves her sorrowing husband and two children to mourn her early death. Her remains were followed to the grave on the 23d by a large number of sympathizing friends. Funeral services by David J. Hochstetler and Manassa Miller from Rom. 14 and 1 Thess. 4.

Hochstetler. ­ On the 29th of September, 1892, in Clinton Twp., Elkhart Co., Ind., infant son of David J. Hochstetler, aged one month and two days. Funeral services by Yost Lehman and David Kaufman.

Schrock. ­ On the 18th of November, 1892, in Clinton Twp., Elkhart Co., Ind., of Typhoid fever, Bro. Benjamin F. Schrock, aged 60 years, 5 months and 11 days. He suffered six or seven weeks, but endured it all patiently. He was buried on the 20th near Middlebury. Many friends followed his remains to the grave. Funeral services by David Hochstetler and J. E. Borntreger from Heb. 4 and 2 Tim. 4:6-8.

Schmucker. ­ On the 17th of November, 1892, near Harrisburg, Stark Co., Ohio, Jacobina Schmucker, aged 69 years, 5 months and 26 days. She was a faithful sister in the Amish church, and although she had for a long time been unable to attend the meetings she still desired to observe the commands and ordinances of her Lord, and the writer held communion services at her home at three different times. On the 20th her remains were laid to rest in Slonecker's graveyard. Funeral services by J. K. Yoder and Josiah Haug.
J. K. Yoder.

Knepp. ­ On the 22d of November, 1892, in Logan Co., Ohio, George Knepp, aged 74 years, 5 months and 2 days. Funeral services on the 24th in the South Union meeting-house by C. K. Yoder and Thomas Evans. Buried in the Ludlow graveyard where his wife and one child were buried over 28 years ago.

Oehrley. ­ On the 24th of November, 1892, in Columbiana Co., Ohio, Margaret Oehrley, aged 74 years, 4 months and 10 days. Buried on the 27th in Nold's graveyard. Funeral services by Jacob Stauffer from Isa. 38:1.

Kreider. ­ On the 20th of November, 1892, near Danville, Lancaster Co., Pa., of typhoid fever, Lizzie, daughter of Michael and Lizzie Kreider, aged 19 years, 6 months and 26 days. She lived as many young people do but when she saw that her end was drawing nigh she became anxious about the welfare of her soul, and desired to make a covenant with her God. She was baptized on confession of her faith and received into the Mennonite church. We believe she died in peace. Her remains were followed to the Stone meeting-house by an immense concourse of people to pay the last tribute of respect to one that was so near and dear. Services by Bro. Abram Herr, Bro. Hartzler and Bish. Jacob N. Brubacher from Rev. 14:12, 13.

Kreider. ­ At the same time, Martin, a brother of this young woman, was lying sick with the same sickness, and on the day she was buried he was baptized, and next morning he fell asleep, in Jesus, aged 16 years, 3 months and 12 days. He was buried on the 23d by the side of his sister. Services by Bro. Abram Herr, Bro. Hartzler and Bro. John K. Brubaker from Ps 62:11. This is certainly a loud call to all. It was hard for the parents to give up their children just starting out in life, but the Lord does all things well. Our dear young departed friends will be sadly missed also by their companions and in the Sunday school, but may they turn to God in time and labor for Jesus while they have health and strength, so that death may not find them unprepared.
'Though we lay down our darlings to sleep with the dead,
And water their graves with the tears that we shed;
Hope's tender blue violets spring from our tears,
And flourish to gladden the dark vale of years."

Kraybill. ­ On the 24th of October, 1892, in Logan Co., Ohio, Peter Kraybill, aged 69 years, 1 month and 18 days. Buried on the 26th at the South Union meeting house. Funeral services by C. K. Yoder and A. Miller.

Kilmer. ­ On the 30th of October, 1892, at his residence near Winesburg, Holmes Co., Ohio, Pre. Henry Kilmer calmly fell asleep in Jesus at three o'çlock A.M., aged 70 years 11 months and 12 days. Bro. Kilmer united with the Mennonite church at an early age. He was ordained to the ministry nearly thirty years ago, which office he filled up to the time of his departure. He was married to Susan Newcomer March 24, 1843. To this union were born five children, one son and four daughters, who still survive their father. His wife died July 22, 1873. He was married to Mary Kapp (maiden name Brenneman) April 13, 1875, who is left to mourn her husband's death, after a companionship of seventeen years. Also nineteen grandchildren survive him. Bro. Kilmer was present at church about ten weeks before his death. He took sick with typhoid fever which left him quite a while before his death, but he could not recruit. He gradually grew weaker until the end came. The brother had many sad days but we trust he is now enjoying the glories of the beautiful home above. His remains were followed to their last resting place by a large number of relatives and neighbors. Funeral services were held at the Longenecker meeting house by Bro. David Hostetler and Bish. Michael Horst, assisted at the house by Bro. Kornhaus and at the church by Bro. M. Leatherman. There were six ministers present at the brother's funeral. Peace to his ashes.

Transcribed by Beverly Telfer, Indiana.

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