Herald of Truth Obituaries - November, 1894

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Herald of Truth , Vol. XXXI, No. 21, November 1, 1894 - p. 335

Miller.-On the 8th of October 1894, in Milford, Seward Co., Neb., of Bright's disease and cancer of the stomach, of which he suffered for several months, Bro. Joseph M. T. Miller, aged 59 y., 7 m., 21 d. He was born on the 16th of February 1835 in Holmes Co., Ohio, was united in matrimony to Gertrude Troyer on the 28th of November 1858, lived in matrimony 35 y., 10 m., 10 d. Of three children 2 survive him; also 9 grandchildren. A large concourse of sympathizing friends assembled on the 10th to follow his remains to the grave. Funeral services by Jacob Stauffer from I Cor. 15:34-56. Bro. Miller was a patient sufferer, and put all his trust in God, waiting for the time of his departure. We mourn, it is true, but not as those without hope. God comfort the hearts of his bereaved family.

Taylor.-On the 17th day of Sept. 1894, near Lima, O., Lydia L., daughter of Frank and Mary Taylor, aged 9 m. and 27 d. Services by J. M. and Andrew Shenk. Buried at Salem.
"Asleep in Jesus, O for me
May such a blissful refuge be."

Yoder.-On the 9th of September 1894, near Amish, Johnson Co., Iowa, of inflammation of the bowels, sister Anna Yoder, wife of Daniel Yoder, aged 71 y., 4 m., 26 d. Her maiden name was Schwartzendruber. She was born in the principality of Waldeck, Germany, and was a daughter of Bro. Jacob Schwartzendruber, deceased, the first minister and bishop in Johnson Co., Iowa. She came to America with her parents in 1833, at the age of 10. They settled in Somerset Co., Pa. She was married in 1842, and in 1853 they moved to Johnson Co., Iowa, on a farm where she since lived. She was a faithful member of the Amish congregation there. Buried on the 11th near the Deer Creek M. H. Funeral service by Wm. K. Miller and Peter Brenneman from Rev. 20:4-6.

Horst.-October 16th, 1894, at the home of Pre. Abraham Horst, near Manheim, Lan. Co., Pa., Bro. Jacob Horst of Lebanon Co., Pa., aged 82 y., 10 m., 16 d. Funeral on the 19th. Text, John 8:51. Buried at "Hernly's" meeting house. Bro. Horst was a faithful member of the Mennonite church the few last years of his life. Peace to his ashes.

Hostetter.-October 8th, 1894, at Manheim, Lan. Co., Pa., after a lingering sickness, sister Harriet L. Hostetter, wife of Bro. Jacob P. Hostetter, øaged 51 y., 1 m., 23 d. Funeral on the 11th. Text: Rev. 2:10. Buried at "Auffman's" meeting house. A large congregation assembled as a token of respect for the beloved sister. Sister Hostetter was indeed a bright shining light. May the good Lord comfort the bereft brother and family.

Leis.-On the 23d of September 1894, near Wellesley, Waterloo Co., Ont., wife of Menno Leis, maiden name Brenneman. Her funeral on the 25th was very largely attended. Her remains were laid to rest in the Wellesley cemetery. She was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite church, and leaves her sorrowing husband and 4 children to mourn their loss. Funeral services by Christian Zehr and John Gascho.

Harshbarger.-Isaac Harshbarger was born in Rockingham county, Virginia, January 12, 1831, died August 21, 1894, aged 63 years, 7 months and 8 days. In 1865 he with his family moved to Livingston county, Ill., where he lived until his death. He was a member of the Mennonite church for 32 years. He leaves a sorrowing wife, five sons, five daughters, twenty-four grandchildren, three brothers, seven sisters and many other relatives and friends to mourn their loss, but our loss is his eternal gain, for he was ready and only waiting for the time to come that he might go home, where there is no more sorrow, pain or death. Many long months did we anxiously wait for his recovery, but God thought it best to take him home. Funeral sermon by Bishop E. M. Hartman and Pre. Hollin.
"We miss thee from our home, dear father,
We miss thee from thy place;
A shadow o'er our life is cast,
We miss the sunshine of thy face.
We miss thy kind and willing hand,
Thy fond and earnest care,
Our home is dark without thee,
We miss thee everywhere."

Hershey.-September 30th, 1894, in Salunga, Lan. Co., Pa., Jacob B. Hershey, aged 33 y., 8 d. Funeral on Oct. 3d. Text: Rom. 14:12. Buried in the family graveyard in Donegal Twp. May the good Lord comfort the bereft and deeply afflicted mother and family.

Honberger.-October 12th, 1894, in Salunga, Lan. Co., Pa., sister Susan Honberger, widow, aged 75 y., 7 d. Funeral on the 16th. Text: Rev. 14:13. Buried at Landisville meeting house. Sister Honberger was a faithful member of the Mennonite church. An aged sister survives her.

Kindig.-At the home of her son, Levi R. Kindig, in Strasburg Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., on Aug. 7, 1894, sister Catherine, widow of Abraham Kindig, deacon in the Groffdale congregation in West Earl township. She bore her age well and was still able to go about without any help. She lived with her children and was always very industrious and tried to do her utmost to aid her children wherever she could. About a week before her death, while apparently in her usual health, she was in the act of retiring and when she got upstairs she made a misstep and fell down. Though apparently not much hurt she got worse until the angel of death summoned her to her eternal rest. She was a good neighbor, a devoted Christian, a loving wife, an affectionate mother. She devoted much of her time to Christian duties, and in bringing up her children in the fear and nurture of the Lord, and to prepare them for their future welfare. On the following Saturday her remains were consigned to mother earth on which occasion Bro. Joseph E. Wenger and Bro. John K. Brubaker officiated. Text, Job 5:23. Her age was 89 years, 9 months and 10 days.
Jacob K. Andrew.

Lefever.-On the 10th of September 1894, in East Lampeter township, Lancaster Co., Pa., sister Elizabeth, wife of Bro. David Lefever, aged 72 years, 10 months, 18 days. She was in her usual health and while attending to her household duties in her door yard she felt a spell of weakness overcoming her. She sat on the porch for ease, and while in the act of so doing a stroke of paralysis came over her, leaving her entirely helpless on one side, and depriving her of her speech. She gradually grew weaker and weaker for two weeks till the messenger of death came and called her his own, yet as we believe with the plaudit, "Thou good and faithful servant, thou hast been faithful," etc., "enter into the joys of thy Lord." She was a bright light in church, an affectionate wife, and a devoted mother to her children. On the following Wednesday her remains were consigned to rest in Melinger's graveyard, followed by a large concourse of relatives and friends. The funeral was conducted by Isaac Eby and David Buckwalter in German, and John L. Landis in English.

Lefever.-At the home of Isaac Herr, in West Lampeter township, Lancaster Co., Pa., Elizabeth Lefever died August 9th, 1894, aged 78 years, 3 months, and 19 days. Her sickness was dropsy and the debility incident to old age. She had to sit on a chair for over seven years. All medical skill was in vain, but Christ released her by calling her to the home of the blest, where the wicked cease from troubling, and the weary are at rest. She was a faithful sister in the Mennonite church for many years and bore her affliction with patience and fortitude. On the following Sunday her remains were given to their last resting place in Mellinger's graveyard. Services were conducted by Christian Risser in German and John L. Landis in English. Text, Psalm 34:24.

Transcriber's note: In the last obit above, the text is stated as "Psalm 34:24"; however, there are only 22 verses in that chapter. I left it as stated since I did not know what should be done.



Herald of Truth , Vol. XXXI, No. 22, November 15, 1894 - pp. 350, 351

Kinsinger.-On the 20th of October, 1894, of dropsy of the heart, of which she suffered for several months, sister Phoebe Kinsinger, maiden name Nafziger, aged 34 y., 8 m. She leaves her bereaved husband and two children to mourn her early death. She suffered patiently looking forward to the time of her departure. Her remains were laid to rest on the 22d, followed by many friends. Funeral services by Andrew Werkler and Michael Kinsinger from Is. 38:1 and Jer. 31:3 in German and by Stephen Stahly and Simon Bechler in English from Rev. 14:14-16.

Bachman.-On the 29th of September, 1894, while the parents were on a visit to relatives near Danvers, McLean Co., Ill., Erwin, son of Henry and Catherine Bachman, died of cholera infantum, aged 1 y., 3 m., 11 d. Buried on Oct. 1 in the Willow Spring graveyard, in Bureau Co., Ill. Funeral services by Joseph Buercky, Jacob Ringenberg and H. V. Albrecht.

Bachman.-On the 5th of October, 1894, in the same family, and of the same sickness, Oliver, aged 3 y., 1 m., 27 d. Buried on the 7th by his infant brother's side in Indiantown. Funeral services by Jacob Ringenberg and H. V. Albrecht in German, and Pre. Kauffman in English. May God comfort the bereaved family.
Joseph Buercky.

Sieber.-On the 19th of October, 1894, near McAllisterville, Juniata Co., Pa., of the infirmities of old age, sister Mary Sieber, aged 93 years, one day less. She was a consistent member of the Mennonite church for 70 years. Her seat in God's house at meeting was seldom vacant, when health permitted. She was almost blind and for the last six years she could not attend church. Her mind was good until death. She was a kind mother and beloved by all. She was the mother of 13 children, of whom 11 are living, and 63 grandchildren, 54 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great-grandchildren. Total 135. She was buried in the Lostcreek graveyard by the side of her husband, John Sieber, where funeral service was conducted by Wm. Graybill, Samuel Gayman, Wm. Auker and A. Bashore. Text, Psalm 34:17.

Weaver.-On the 27th of October, 1894, near Lichty's meeting house, Lanc. Co., Pa., of a lingering illness, Peter Weaver, aged 71 yrs., 9 m., 20 days. He leaves a widow, three sons and three daughters to mourn his death, but they need not mourn as those that have no hope. He was a consistent member of the Mennonite church. He was buried in the Weaverland burying-ground, Oct. 30. Services were held at the Weaverland Mennonite M. H. by John M. Zimmerman and John Landis with a few remarks by Benj. Horning and Elias Nolt. Deceased was a brother of the late Bish. George Weaver. J. W. W.

Stump.-Near Grantsville, Md., Oct. 3, 1894, of consumption, Sally Stump, aged 23 yrs., 4 mo. and 5 d. Her maiden name was Butler. She lived in wedlock less than a year. Her husband survives her. She was a member of the Mennonite church. Buried in the Folk Mennonite cemetery, services by G. D. Miller and H. M. Gelnett from Mark 13:33, 34.

Branton.-On the 24th of September, 1894, in the city of Guelph, Wellington Co., Ont., of the infirmities of old age, William Branton, aged 85 y., 2 m. Buried on the 26th at Wanner's M. H.,Waterloo Co. Funeral services by Jacob B. Gingrich from Isa. 38:1. Peace to his ashes.

Barnhart.-- On the 28th of September, 1894, near Dayton, Rockingham Co., Va., of a complication of diseases, Rebecca Susan, wife of John H. Barnhart and daughter of Pre. Abraham B. and Sarah H. Wenger, calmly fell asleep in Jesus, after a lingering illness of about ten weeks, at the age of 28 yrs., 9 mo., and 16 days. She leaves a deeply bereaved husband and four small children to mourn her departure. While in her youth she gave her heart to Jesus and united with the Mennonite church, of which she continued a faithful member until death. She bore her sufferings with Christian fortitude, and her patience, resignation and perfect submission to the will of God were an example to us all. She was a good wife, a kind daughter and a loving sister. Her life was a quiet, devoted one. It is hard to bury one so dear, but we have a bright hope that she is at rest. On the 30th her remains were laid to rest in the Weaver cemetery, where a large concourse of friends and acquaintances congregated to pay the last tribute of respect to our loved sister. Funeral services were conducted by J. F. Heatwole and Samuel Weaver from Isaiah 61:2.
"We miss thee from thy place, dear Beckey,
We miss thee from thy place.
A shadow o'er our life is cast,
We miss the sunshine of thy face.

We miss thy kind and willing hand,
Thy fond and earnest care;
Our home is dark without thee-
We miss thee everywhere."

Shively.-At her home in Carlton, Barry Co., Mich., Oct. 14th, 1894, Mrs. Mary A. Shively, wife of John Shively, aged 22 y., 5 m. and 27 d. Mary A. Leatherman, daughter of Henry and Angeline Leatherman, was born April 17th, 1872; was married to John Shively in October, 1889. She leaves her husband and two small children, one four years and one 17 days old, to mourn the loss of a wife and mother. Funeral on the 16th at the Congregational church by Pre. Wooton. The remains were laid to rest in the Freeport cemetery. A large concourse of friends followed the remains to their last resting place.

Leatherman.-On the 30th of September, 1894, in Campbell Twp., Barry Co., Mich., Orvin, son of Henry and Angeline Leatherman, aged 10 years. Buried on the 2d of October at the O. M. church. Services by Geo. Long in English and Peter Keim in German.

Crumbling.-On the 23d of October, 1894, near Hellam, York Co., Pa., of dropsy, sister Magdalena Crumbling, aged 82 yrs., 10 mo. and 5 days. Services by Theo. B. Forry and Eli Hursh. Text, 2 Tim. 1:10.

Reisinger.-On the 26th of October, 1894, near Hellam, York Co., Pa., of old age, Elizabeth Reisinger, aged 93 years, 10 months and 21 days. Services by Pre. _____ Stair of the Lutheran denomination, and Theo. B. Forry.

Parks.-Sarah S. Zook was born in Fairfield Co., Ohio, Nov. 28, 1840, moved with her parents to Indiana in November, 1853; was married to Salathiel Parks in the year 1856. Was the mother of 15 children, of whom 8 have preceded her to the spirit world. She moved to the city of Elkhart in 1890, where she resided until death claimed her, October 20th, 1894, at the age of 53 years, 10 months and 22 days. She leaves two brothers, one sister, seven children, and seven grandchildren to mourn their loss. Funeral services Oct. 21, at the Eden church in LaGrange Co., Ind., by J. S. Hartzler, from Job 14:14.

Helmuth.-On the 17th of October, 1894, near Nappanee, Ind., of nervous debility, John Helmuth, Jr., aged 36 y. 5 m. He was a brother in the Old Amish church. He leaves a widow, father, 3 brothers and 4 sisters to mourn his early death, yet they mourn him not as lost, but as only gone before. He bore his suffering patiently. Buried on the 19th at Welty's school house. Funeral service by Moses Burkholder and John C. Schlabach from 1 Cor. and 1 Thess. 4:13 to end of chapter.

Wanner.-On the 6th of October, 1894, in Waterloo Tp. and Co., Ont., of cholera infantum, Mary Rosetta, daughter of John and Mary Ann Wanner, aged 1 y., 6 m. 13 d. Buried at Wanner's M. H. on the 8th. Funeral services by Jacob B. Gingrich from Mark 10:15 in English and John 11:28 in German.

Honderich.-On the 31st of October, 1894, near Goshen, Ind., of cancer, Elisabeth Honderich, aged 79 years, 11 months, 5 days. She was a member of the Amish Mennonite church for many years. She suffered much during the last few months of her life, but bore it with Christian fortitude, desiring to depart this life and be with Christ. Buried on Nov. 2d. Services by David Garber in English and D. J. Johns in German, from Phil. 3:17-21.

Troup.-In Welland Co., Ont., Oct. 6th, 1894, Rebecca, wife of Peter Troup. She was afflicted with heart disease for a long time, but waited patiently for the end. Her age was 78 years, 11 months, 2 days. Buried in the Overholt graveyard. Funeral services by G. Bearss and Nicholas Michael. Text, 1 Cor. 15:1, 2.
"Dearest mother, thou hast left us,
Here thy loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God that has bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal."
G. Bearss.

Mellinger.-November 3d, 1894, in Mahoning Co., Ohio, Paul R., son of Isaac and Susanna Mellinger, aged 1 yr. 3 mo. and 23 d. Funeral was held on the 4th at the Oberholzer M. H. where the services were conducted by Ira J. Buchwalter of Wayne Co., Ohio, assisted by David Lehman and Allen Rickert. The funeral was very largely attended.

Means.-On the 27th of October, 1894, in County K, Oklahoma, of diphtheria, daughter of David and Mellina Means, aged 6 years, 1 month and 17 days. Buried in the Arkansas City cemetery.

Suntimer.-On the 20th of October, 1894, near Shipshewana, LaGrange Co., Ind., of typhoid fever, Andrew J. Suntimer, aged 21 years, 4 months and 21 days. He leaves a wife and two children to mourn his early departure, but they need not mourn as those who have no hope. Bro. Suntimer was very particular to have all wrongs righted, and so he departed this life in the full confidence that he was at peace with God and man. Buried on the 22d. Services by J. D. Miller and D. J. Johns from Job 14:14.

Kinsinger.-On the 20th of October, 1894, in Meadows, Ill., Jacobina E., maiden name Naffziger, wife of Pre. Joseph Kinsinger, aged 34 y., 5 m., 8 d. Buried on the 22d in the Flanagan cemetery. Funeral sermon by Pre. And. Werckler, and Michael Kinsinger from Rev. 14:13. Sister Kinsinger was a faithful member of the Mennonite church, an affectionate wife and mother and a kind friend to all. Her early death is mourned by a large circle of friends. May God comfort the family of our dear brother in this deep affliction.

Martin.-Nov. 5th, 1894, near Dalton, Wayne Co., Ohio, Bro. Henry H. Martin, aged 28 yrs., 6 mo., 5 days. He was buried on the 7th at the County Line church. Services by Jacob Tyson and Henry Beery in German, and Henry Hursh in English, from 2 Cor. 5:1. He was sick only 8 days, but endured great suffering during this time. Bro. Martin will be greatly missed in the neighborhood, but most of all by a devoted companion and his invalid mother and sisters, who are disconsolate at their loss. May God give them consoling grace, that they can look beyond the gloom and realize that what He does is well done.

Martin.-On the 20th of August, 1894, at the home of her grandson, John S. Martin, Sister Nancy Martin, widow of Deacon John Martin, deceased, aged 95 yrs., 1 mo. 5 days. Buried on the 22d at Pleasant View M. H., Stark Co., Ohio. Sister Martin was in feeble health for a number of years, and at times her mind was partially clouded. She was longing for the time when God would call her home. Four sons and three daughters survive her.

Kendig.-Died Nov. 2, 1894, at the Junction, Lanc. Co., Pa., Bro. Michael Kendig, aged 78 y., 10 m., 28 d. Funeral on the 6th. Text: Heb. 13:14. Buried at Hernly's meeting house. Bro. Kendig was a faithful member of the Mennonite church.

Eby.-October 30, 1894, at the home of her parents, Sister Lizzie R. Eby, wife of Bro. Reuben N. Eby, aged 31 y., 6 m., 3 d. Funeral on November 1st. Text: Psa. 73:24. Buried at Kauffman's meeting house. A large congregation assembled in token of respect for the beloved sister. A husband, one son, parents, brother and sisters mourn her departure. Sister Eby was a faithful member of the church.

Herr.-October 19, 1894, near Refton, Lanc. Co., Pa., after a few days of great suffering, Bro. Daniel Herr, aged 76 y., 1 m., 17 d. Funeral on the 22d. Text: Prov. 16:31 and Num. 23:10. Buried at the "Brick" meeting house. A large congregation assembled to sympathize with the bereft family and pay a tribute of respect to the departed. An only brother, Pre. Amos Herr, and an only sister remain of his brothers and sisters. Bro. Herr was a faithful member of the church and an exemplary Christian. May the good Lord comfort his bereft children.

Becker.-October 29, 1894, in New Haven, Lanc. Co., Pa., Bro. Christian B. Becker, aged 72 y., 26 d. Funeral on Nov. 1st. Text: Deut. 31:14. Buried at Petersburg meeting house. Two sons, three daughters and six grandchildren survive him.

Brenneman.-Catharine Shank was born in Rockingham Co., Va., April 7, 1823. Married Jacob Brenneman Nov. 25, 1845. Died Oct. 26, 1894, after a lingering and painful affliction of rheumatism. She located with her husband and family in Jasper Co., Mo., April 1868, where she resided until death. She leaves a husband, six children and thirteen grandchildren to mourn, but not as those who have no hope. She had been a consistent member of the Mennonite church for 48 years. She was a faithful wife, a devoted mother, a kind neighbor, and an earnest Christian woman. She was a great sufferer, and death came to her as a blessed relief. The memorial services were conducted by D. F. Driver of Versailles, Morgan Co., Mo. The scriptural lesson was the 23rd Psalm. Text: 1 Cor. 15:22. The remains were laid to rest in the Weaver cemetery, Sunday, 28th.
"Asleep in Jesus, blessed sleep!
From which none ever wake to weep."


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