Herald of Truth Obituaries - September, 1893

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Herald of Truth, Vol. XXX, No. 17, September 1, 1893, Page 279

MISHLER - On the 13th of Aug., 1893, in Middlebury Twp., Elkhart Co., Ind., of flux, Edward, only son of Josiah and Lena Mishler, aged 1 year, 8 months and 9 days. Buried on the 14th. Services by D.D. Miller, Psalm 16:6, and J.D. Miller, St. John 5:28, 29.

LEHMAN - August 11, in Columbiana, O., of consumption, Fanny, daughter of Christian and Susanna Lehman, aged 24 years, 8 months, and 24 days. Sister Lehman was the first one of the thirty-two persons, who united with the church last spring, the Lord was pleased to call home to the mansions not made with hands. She was buried on the 14th at the Oberholzer burying-grounds in the presence of a very large assembly of sympathizing friends. Discourse by Peter Basinger, Joseph Bixler and Jacob Stouffer.

HOFFMAN - On the 15th of August, 1893, in Shelbyville, Shelby Co., Missouri, Caroline, wife of George Hoffman, aged 57 years. Mrs. Hoffman's maiden name was Frye. She became a member of the Lutheran church in youth and remained a bright example of Christian piety. She was preparing dinner when she was taken with a paralytic stroke. She lived about 12 hours but never regained consciousness. Services by E.C Ralis and Rheinheimer.

GABLE - Near Wakarusa, Elkhart Co., Ind., Aug. 17th, 1893. Bro. _____ Gable, aged 80 years, 7 months and 18 days. Buried on the 19th at Yellow Creek. One son, five daughters, 36 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren are left to mourn their loss. The funeral was largely attended. Services by C. Shaum in the German and D. Burkholder in the English. He was a faithful member of the Wisler Mennonite church. The bereaved friends have the sympathies of the neighbors and friends.

SHEPP - On July 22d, 1893 near Garden City, Mo., of consumption., Leah, wife of Norman Shepp, aged 48 years, 9 months and 18 days. She leaves a husband, one son and three daughters to mourn her death. She was a consistent member of the Mennonite church. Funeral services by Bro. D.F. Yoder from Mark 13:35-37, and Bro. Peter Zimmerman in German, from Gen. 5:24.

HOPKINS - On the 3d of August, 1893, in Knox Co., Tenn., of stomach and throat derangement, Elizabeth Hopkins, aged 65 years, 4 months, 8 days. She was a member of the German Baptist church. She suffered intensely the last few weeks of her life, but endured all with patience and was ever found resigned to her Master's will. Funeral and burial at the Mennonite church. Services by H.H. Good from Luke 23:28.

YODER - On the 27th of June, 1893, near Trelona, Laramie Co., Wyo., Frederick E. Yoder, son of Samuel and Barbary Yoder, aged 16 years, 6 months and 2 days. Buried in the Pleasant Hill grave-yard. He was the youngest i the family and loved by all. Services by Pre. Puckett.
Transcriber's Notes: Mother's name is written as Barbary.

SHOWALTER - On the 30th of July, 1893, near Trissel's church, Rockingham Co., Va., of cancer, Emily Jane, wife of Michael Showalter, aged 49 years, 3 months and 3 days. Shortly before her death she had a painful operation performed, but received no relief. She was a consistent member of the Mennonite Church fully resigned to the will of God. She died in peace, and was laid to rest near the Trissel church. Services by Henry H. Wenger and Abr. Shenk from 1 Cor. 15:22.

WENGER - On the 10th of June, 1893, at his home near Ottobine, Rockingham Co., Va., Daniel Wenger, aged 45 years, 2 months and 3 days. He leaves a sorrowing wife and seven children to mourn their loss, and also his mother, four sisters and six brothers. Services by Samuel Coffman and Christian Good at the Pike church. He was buried at Early's grave-yard.
"Dearest husband, thou hast left us, here thy loss were deeply feel;
But 'tis God that hath bereft us, - He can all our sorrows heal."

BAUER - On the 17th of Aug., 1893, in Elkhart, Ind., Lula Myrtle Bauer, aged 1 year, 2 months and 3 days. Services by Amos Mumaw and J.S. Coffman.

SCHMUCKER - On the 9th of Aug., 1893, in Topeka, Lagrange Co., Ind., of consumption, Annie Roth, wife of Joseph L. Schmucker, aged 30 years, 1 month and 9 days. The deceased was a consistent member of the Amish Mennonite church and expressed a readiness to go home to Jesus. She leaves a husband, a mother, brothers and sisters besides many friends who deeply feel the loss of one dearly loved. But they need not mourn as those who have no hope. Funeral services, on the 11th, by J.S. Hartzler and J. Kurtz from 2 Cor. 5:10.

SHARPES - Near Harrisonburg, Rockingham Co., Va., after months of suffering, little Wavie Ettie, daughter of Jacob S. and Eliza Sharpes, quietly breathed her last on Sunday evening, July 30th, 1893, aged 1 year and 23 days. Thus another short life has gone out from the dear home circle, another sweet, lisping voice is hushed, yet we who saw her suffer can never wish our darling back. Truly God has not erred. He doeth all things well. Funeral services by P.S. Thomas and D.G. Heatwole.

BLOSSER - Late of Toledo, Iowa, at the home of his son, in Washington, Kans., on Aug. 3, 1893, Isaac Blosser. He was born in Fairfield Co., Ohio, October 1st, 1814. Married Mary Reedy of the same Co. and resided there until 1853, when they moved to Toledo, Iowa. Eight children blessed their home; six of them are still living. The wife and mother died Aug. 2, 1878. In order to be with children and grandchildren Father Blosser moved to Galena, Kans., in April, 1893. He was on a visit with his son in Washington when he was stricken with paralysis on July 29 from which he never rallied. He was ready when the summons came. He was brought up in the Mennonite church, but after marriage united with the Baptist church, of which he continued a member until transferred to the Church triumphant. During his last hours he could not speak, yet the bereaved "mourn not as those who have no hope." He rests from his labors, and his works do follow him. The funeral services were conducted by Pre. J. Collins. The remains were taken to Iowa for burial

Transcribed by C. Wheeler - British Columbia


Herald of Truth, Vol. XXX, No. 18, September 15, 1893, Page 295

HECKMAN - On Saturday, the 19th of August 1893, at Lemasters Station, Franklin Co., Pa., of dysentery, Samuel Roy, twin son of Henry and Anna Heckman; aged 7 m. and 7d. Services in the U.B. church in Lemasters Station by Pre. John Lenand (German Baptist) and Philip H. Parrett from Matt. 19:14. May this solemn calling be the means of many turning their heads to Jesus.
The little children fair and bright, who taste the pleasures there,
Are clothed in robes of spotless white and conquering palms they bear.

YOST - On August 7, 1893, near Intercours, Lancaster Co., Pa., of infirmities of old age, Christian Yost, aged 92 y., 7 m., and 10 d. Services at his residence by Pre. G. Stoltzfus and J. Kauffman.

HORST - On the 20th of August, 1893, near Chambersburg, Franklin Co., Pa., sister Maria, maiden name Frey, wife of Bro. Joseph L. Horst, aged 45 years, 5 months and 11 days. A sorrowing husband, four children, a mother, four brothers and many friends mourn her departure. She was truly a model of patience during her great suffering from cancer. She was kindly cared for by a devoted husband. Services on the 22d at the house by P.H. Parrett, at the church by B. Lesher, S. Hess and P. Wadle. Text 2 Cor. 4:17, 18.

BYLER - On the 20th of July, 1893, in Lancaster Co., Pa., Katy, wife of Michael Byler, aged __. Services by John Zook and Jonathan Kauffman.

MUMMA - On the 18th of August, 1893, near Lititz, Lancaster Co., Pa., Edna, only child of Isaac and Sadie Mumma, aged 6 mo. and 2 da. At five o'clock A.M. the Lord came suddenly, and unexpectedly visiting the young family by taking away the darling little girl. Only four months previously grandmother departed. Buried at Hess's Mennonite meeting-house on the 20th where a large number of friends and neighbors assembled to sympathize with the bereaved. Services by J.H. Hess and J.B. Bucher. Text, Luke 18:16, 17.
Thee, we loved our darling dear, loved thee more than words can cheer,
Little thinking death so near, when with angels thou shouldst appear.

CHRISTOPHEL - On the 27th of Aug. 1893, in Elkhart Co., Ind., of consumption, Mary Elizabeth Christophel, (widow of Isaac Christophel, who died just eight years ago of the same disease, and daughter of John Yoder), aged 41 yr., 4 mo., and 8 da. She suffered for some time, but died in the blessed hope of the life beyond. She leaves three orphan children to mourn her death. She was buried at the Olive church on the 29th were many attended the funeral. Services were held by Joseph S. Lehman and John F. Funk from the words, "Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like his." May God provide for the dear children who are left without father or mother and keep them ever safe beneath the shadow of His wing.
Dearest sister, thou hast left us, here thy loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God who has bereft us; He can all our sorrows heal.
Yet again we hope to meet thee when the day of life is fled,
Then in heaven with joy to greet thee where no farewell tear is shed.

KING - On the 10th of August in Lancaster Co., Pa., Elizabeth King, aged 44 yr. and 3 mo. Services by Benjamin Stoltzfus, and Chr. King. She leaves an aged mother and a number of brothers and sisters and many friends.

KURTZ - On the 13th of August, 1893, in Juniata Co., Pa., sister Catharine Kurtz, aged 69 yr., 4 mo., and 12 da. Two weeks before she died she became willing to seek her Savior and was received into the church by baptism. She was unmarried. Buried at Lostcreek grave-yard. Services by William Auker and Wm. Graybill.

ERZER - On the 26th of August near Sterling Wayne Co., Ohio, of an accident, Albert Erzer, aged 10 yr., 4 mo., and 3 da. Buried on the 28th, at Crown Hill Church (Chippewa). The funeral services were held by David C., Amstutz and John S. Coffman. Albert and another little boy were driving a milk wagon with one horse attached. The surviving boy says when they were just on the crossing of the B. & O. R. R. an engine came suddenly around the curve and struck them before they could get away. The horse was instantly killed, the wagon was demolished, Albert received three wounds either of which would have been fatal, and his companion received several bruises, but was able to attend the funeral.

DIENER - On the 23d of May, 1893, in Lancaster Co., Pa., David Diener, husband of Barbara Diener, aged 32 years. He suffered severely from an attack of small pox. He leaves a wife and three children to mourn their loss.
For me to die is truly gain, my trials they were sore;
But now with Christ I shall remain, where trials come no more.

ZOOK - On the 11th of August 1893, in Lancaster Co., Pa., Andrew, son of Joel and Fanny Zook, aged 3 months and 9 days.

BYLER - On the 16th of August, 1893, near Neshannock Falls, Lawrence Co., Pa., from the effects of an operation, Daniel H. Byler, aged 31 yr., 4 mo., and 17 da. His wife died six months ago leaving him with five small children to mourn her death. He was afflicted for a long time and had many trials and conflicts but God called him home where there will be no more pain or sorrow. We have the assurance that he is at rest. Buried on the 18th in the Amish grave-yard. Services by Joseph Byler.
Dearest brother thou hast left us, here thy loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God that has bereft us, He can all our sorrows heal.

VON STEEN - In Beatrice, Gage Co., Nebraska, on the 2d of Sept. 1893, Mary Elizabeth McKibbin, beloved wife of John Von Steen, aged ___ . She was formerly from Lagrange Co., Indiana, and was married to her sorrowing husband at the house of her foster-parents, Geo. L. Boller and wife on the 21st of December 1882. Thus union was blessed with four children, who were all present when their dear mother took her departure. In the fall of 1891 sister Von Steen had a very severe attack of La Grippe, from which time her health in general began to fail and soon symptoms of consumption were noticed. On the advice of physician she went to Colorado and afterwards to Florida, but failed to receive the desired benefit. She continued to grow weaker and finally the hour of dissolution came. She died with the assurance of entering into the rest prepared for the people of God. She took great comfort in reading or having read to her the 23 Psalm and through much suffering she was fully prepared for the change. Services were conducted by Gerhard Penner and Heinrich Zimmerman, in the latter from 2 Cor. 1:3, 4. May the Lord comfort and bless the dear husband and children as also all the deeply sorrowing friends and relatives, and may they all realize that it was our heavenly Father's will.

Transcribed by C. Wheeler - British Columbia

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