Herald of Truth Obituaries - January, 1902

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Herald of Truth, Vol. XXXIX, No. 1, January 1, 1902 - Page 13, 14

PEACHEY. - On the 19th of Nov. 1901, near Belleville, Pa., Nancy, widow of Bish. Ch. K. Peachey, aged 64 years.

MILLER. - On the 23d of November, 1901, near Wakarusa, Elkhart Co., Ind., Jacob M. Miller, aged 52 years, 7 months and 10 days. He was sick about 5 weeks of a complication of diseases. One son, father, mother, one sister and four brothers preceded him to the spirit world. He leaves a wife and three sons to mourn their loss. He was buried on the 26th in the North Union graveyard. Services by Jonas Loucks and J. W. Christophel from Num. 23:10, latter clause.

BLOSSER. - Abraham Blosser of Mahoning Co., Ohio, died Nov. 27, 1901, aged 76 years, 3 months and 1 day. Funeral services were conducted in the Midway M. H. by J. S. Weaver and David Lehman. He was united in marriage with Hannah Detweiler who preceded him to the spirit world February 7, 1897.

BERGEY. - On the 11th of December, 1901, at Souderton, Montgomery Co., Pa., of heart failure, superinduced by quinsy, Naomi, second daughter of Michael Bergey Jr., aged 7 years, 9 months and 17 days. Buried on the 15th at the Souderton Mennonite M. H. Funeral services by Bish. Josiah Clemmer at the house and Christian Allebach at the M. H. May God bless and comfort the grief stricken parents in their great bereavement.

SHIRK. - On the 8th of Dec. 1901, near Springgrove, Lanc. Co., Pa., Hester Shirk, wife of Joseph Shirk, aged 75 years. Funeral on the 11th from her home. Services were conducted by Menno Zimmerman and Jonas H. Martin. Text, Rev. 14:13. She was of a quiet and humble disposition and was loved by all who knew her. She is survived by an aged husband who is nearly blind, also five sons and six daughters who have all accepted Christ as their Savior. She was a member of the Mennonite church for many years. Peace to her ashes.

BISH. YOST H. YODER of Bertrand, Phelps Co., Neb., passed away on the 11th of December, 1901. He retired in apparently good health. During the night his wife was aroused by his labored breathing, and by the time she had lit a lamp and aroused the rest, the spirit had taken its flight. His death falls heavily upon the little congregation where he ministered. He leaves his bereaved widow, five sons and two daughters and eleven grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. All of his children except one son were present at his burial on the 13th, when a large concourse of friends met to pay their tribute of respect to their beloved minister and friend. Funeral services at the house by Pre. Y. D. Yoder.

ROTH. - On the 16th of Dec. 1901, Sister Lydia Roth, of Lund, Kansas, wife of Joseph Roth, aged 26 years, 1 month, 11 days. Our sister was called away as it were in the twinkling of an eye, not many in the community knowing she was sick. She wrote a letter to a friend a few hours before her departure, by all appearance not aware that the death angel was standing at the door. May this be a loud call to us all. We all mourn her departure, but not without a hope. Peace to her ashes. Funeral services conducted by Joseph Birkey and A. E. Stoltzfus. Text, John 11:36.

OYER. - Jesse, son of John P. and Mary Oyer, was born May 31st, 1901, in Roanoke Twp., Woodford County, Ill., and died the following Nov. 30th, of brain fever, at the age of six months. He leaves his parents, four brothers and three sisters. Two brothers preceded him to the spirit world. Funeral services were held Dec. 24 at the house by Peter Garber and Peter Zimmerman, from Psalm 103, and at the Roanoke meeting house by Andrew Schrock and Peter Zimmerman in German, from 2 Samuel 12:16-23, and in English by Peter D. Schertz from Mark 10:13-16. His body was laid to rest in the cemetery near the Roanoke meeting house.

GOOD. - On the 5th of Dec. 1901, near Bowmansville, Lancaster Co., Pa., Sister Anna Good, aged 72 years, 9 months and 2 days. She was sick about one day. Death was due to paralysis. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. She was unmarried. The writer thinks she was really a Dorcas among her friends. She leaves three brothers and one sister. Joel, of Spring City, Chester Co., Pa., Peter, Joseph, and Judith, wife of Tobias Bowman of Bowmansville, Pa. She had made her home with Joseph. She was buried on the 9th at the Bowmansville meeting house. Services by Henry G. Good, Benj. Weaver and Noah B. Bowman. A large number of relatives and friends assembled to pay their last respect to a friend and sister in the church. Peace to her ashes.

NEWSWENGER. - On the 16th of Dec. 1901, near Goodville, Lan. Co., Pa., Elizabeth Newswenger, wife of Bro. David Newswenger, aged 76 years, 7 months, and 16 days. Funeral services at Lichty's M. H. on the 19th, by John M. Zimmerman and John Sanders. Text, Rev. 19:9, with appropriate remarks. The funeral was attended by a host of neighbors and friends who respected her as a good neighbor and friend and a kind-hearted mother. She had become a member of the Mennonite church in her youth and her seat in church was seldom vacant when she was well. She will be greatly missed. A sorrowing husband, two sons and two daughters survive her; all are members of the same faith in Christ Jesus. We mourn over the death of a loving mother. May we all prepare to meet her when the trumpet of the Lord shall sound and the dead in Christ shall rise in glory.

KRAYBILL. - On the 4th of December, Sister Lizzie Kraybill, daughter of Annie and Levi Kraybill, closed a beautiful and noble life, at her home near Maytown, Lancaster Co., Pa., in the 25th year of her age. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for four years. Her place is vacant which never can be filled. She will be missed at home, at church, and also in the Sunday school. She had been one of our teachers for several years. She had been at our Communion Service several weeks ago, and little did we think that in such a short time dear Sister Lizzie would be laid to rest. Her course is now run, she is now reaping what she has sown. She has left a very good example behind. She had always been so ready to do any thing, for a favor. She never made any trouble with any body. She was always ready to entertain company and to make it very comfortable for them. Now she has gone never to return. May we so live that some day we may meet her in heaven. Funeral services were held at Bosslers meeting house on the 8th of December. Services were conducted by Bish. Martin Rutt, Pre. Ephraim Nissly, and Pre. John Landis. Text, "And the ransomed of the Lord shall return and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads. They shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away." (Isaiah 35:10) Her remains were carried to the graveyard by four of her friends. May we still put our trust in God and learn to know that Lizzie has just gone before, for soon our time will come and if we hold out faithful, we shall meet with those gone before.

Transcribed by Kathy Sparr Mott, Indiana.


Herald of Truth, Vol. XXXIX, No. 2, January 15, 1902 - Page 30

MANN. - On the 24th of December, 1901, in Manor Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., of paralysis of which he suffered but a few days, Bro. Henry W. Mann, aged 73 years. His widow and six sons survive.

THRONE. - On the 3d of December, 1901, near Mummasburg, Adams Co., Pa., Bro. George Throne, aged 91 years, and 15 days. Buried at Mummasburg. Funeral services by Martin Whisler of Menges Mills, Pa. Text, Job 5:26.

STRICKLER. - On the 24th of December, 1901, at Mount Joy, Lancaster Co., Pa., suddenly, Ephraim Strickler. He had complained for some days, but his death was not looked for so suddenly. A widow and five sons, and many other relatives and friends survive. Buried on the 27th at Erisman's Mennonite M. H.

YODER. - Sister Lydia Yoder was born in Pennsylvania, Sept. 15, 1842. She moved to Ohio with her parents when young, gave her heart to God when seventeen years of age and remained faithful until death. She died Dec. 17, 1901, at the home of her son-in-law, M. L. Plank, in Cass Co., Mo., where she had been on a visit for nearly a year, aged 59 years, 3 months and 2 days. She leaves five sons and three daughters, her husband having preceded her to the spirit world nearly fourteen years.

STOBER. - Margaret Ann Linard was born June 22, 1828, died near Red School House, Nov. 27, 1901. Aged 73 years, 5 months, and 5 days. She was united in marriage to Jacob Stober who preceded her to the spirit world. To this union were born four sons and one daughter, twenty-one grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She lived in widow-hood thirty-five years. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite church about four years. Funeral services by N. O. Blosser, from Deut 32:11, 12.

GANDER. - On the 18th of Dec. 1901, in Upper Providence Twp., Montgomery Co., Pa., Dea. Joseph Gander, aged 84 years, 8 months and 6 days. About a month before his death he fell against a hot stove in his room at the home of his son-in-law, James Hilborn and badly burned his foot. He began to decline, soon took his bed and three weeks later death ended his sufferings. Deceased came from Germany, and settled in Upper Providence. He was a deacon in the church for about twenty years. One son preceded him to the spirit land. Two daughters survive him. Funeral on the 21st. Burial in the Providence cemetery.

HERR. - On the 7th of November, 1901, near Lampeter, Pa., of the infirmities of old age, Sister Esther Herr, aged 81 years, 7 months and 9 days. She was buried on the 10th at the Brick Mennonite meeting house near Willow St. Funeral services by Bish. Isaac Eby, Benj. Hertzler and Abram Brubaker. Text, Psalms 116:15. Sister Herr was the mother of four daughters. Her husband and two daughters preceded her to the spirit world. Two daughters and six grandchildren survive to mourn her departure. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite church for many years. She died fully resigned, only waiting for the Lord to take her home.

HARSHBERGER. - On the 23d of December, 1901, of dropsy, Sister Elizabeth Lehman, beloved wife of Daniel Harshberger, aged 73 years, 10 months, 17 days. She had been failing for a year but had been bedfast for only about a week. Sister H. was born near Myersdale, Pa., She was married to Daniel Harshberger over fifty years ago, and for about forty years made their home in the vicinity of Geistown, moving to the home of their son, Daniel D., about 1888. She leaves a sorrowing husband, three sons and two daughters, twenty-three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, to mourn their loss, but not as those who have no hope. Two sons, Samuel and Josiah live in Elkhart Co., Ind., but were present at the funeral. She was a beloved wife, a kind mother and a respected neighbor, and a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite church for many years. Buried on the 25th in the Moses Weaver cemetery. Funeral services in the Kaufman M. H. by Bish. Moses B. Miller and Samuel G. Shetler.

KEIM. - Sally Keim (maiden name Yoder) was born in Somerset Co., Pa., Jan. 17, 1838, and died Dec. 31, 1901. Aged 63 years, 11 months, and 14 days. She was married to Pre. Peter Keim, Feb. 17, 1856. To them were born six children; the fourth, a son, died in infancy, and the youngest, a daughter, died two years ago. There remain to mourn their loss, three daughters and one son, two brothers, one sister and twenty grandchildren. She was a faithful and devoted sister in the Mennonite church for many years, a highly respected and exemplary member of the community. She had been more or less unwell for the last fifteen years, but the last two weeks she suffered greatly from gall stones, but bore her suffering in Christian patience. By her death the church suffers an irreparable loss, but we trust that she is now at rest with Jesus. Funeral on the 2nd of Jan. 1902, from the Mennonite M. H., in Bowne, Kent Co., Mich. Services by Pre. I. Weaver, Elder Long, and Christian G. Wenger.

SENSENICH. - Dec. 24, 1901, in Beartown, Lancaster Co., Pa., Isaac Sensenich, aged 67 years, 11 months and 22 days. He was confined to his chair for about eleven months, being afflicted with dropsy and heart failure. From which he suffered at times very much. But he bore all his suffering with remarkable patience and Christian fortitude. We visited him and always found him cheerful and wholly given over to the will of the Savior. He always said, "The will of the Lord be done. If the Lord will have it so, I will be satisfied." He was a member of the [Evengelical] church for many years, which he loved and attended regularly, and always seemed to have the welfare of his fellow man at heart. Nearly all who knew him said he was a good man. He had one son who preceded him to the spirit world, about thirty years ago. And is survived by a sorrowing widow, one brother and one sister who mourn the loss of a loved one. Funeral on the 28th from his home, and the interment at the Weaverland burial-ground. Services were conducted by his pastor, Musselman, and Bro. Benj. Weaver, from 2 Tim. 4:6-8, from which very appropriate remarks were make. We indeed feel to sympathize with the bereft ones.

Transcriber's Note: [Evengelical] as in original.

GOOD. - Rebecca Rhodes was born in Rockingham Co., Va., Apr. 15, 1827, and died in Allen Co., O., Dec. 7, 1901. Aged 74 years, 7 months, and 22 days. She was united in marriage to Abraham P. Good, also from Rockingham Co., Va., on Oct. 23, 1845. He departed this life March 12, 1892. To this union were born six sons, and four daughters, of which number three sons preceded her to the home beyond. The grandchildren number fifty-seven, forty-eight living and nine dead. And twenty-three great-grandchildren, all living, making a total of ninety [descendents] of which seventy-eight are living. She united with the Mennonite church in her youth and was a faithful member until death. She was deaconess in the church about twelve years. On earth we see her friendly face no more, nor hear her words of comfort and encouragement but we have the hope that we may meet her where parting will be no more. Her anxiety in her last days was revealed in her prayer to God that the affections of Christian people might become stronger in Christ and severed more fully from the vain things of this world. About her last words were "I want you all to meet me in heaven." Let us all strive to that end. Funeral services by Moses Brenneman of Lima, O., and N. O. Blosser of New Stark from Matt. 6:21. Selected by the deceased sister a few days before her death.

Transcriber's Note: [descendents] as in original.

BOYER. - On December 28, 1901, at Ipava, Fulton Co., Ill., of the infirmities of old age, Bro. Jonas Boyer, aged 78 years, 1 month and 4 days.

Brother Boyer was the oldest son and child of Daniel and Elizabeth Boyer, and was born in Paradise, (now Jackson Township,) York Co., Pa., on the old Boyer homestead, on November 24, 1823. He was united in marriage to Susan Roth, November 16, 1848, in York Co., Pa. Twelve children were born to this union, two of whom died in infancy, the oldest daughter, Mrs. Annie Fitz, died in 1876 and the oldest son, Emanuel R. Boyer, died Feb. 24, 1900, in Englewood, Chicago, Ill., and the third oldest daughter, Susie was laid away by this [berieved] family only about five weeks ago. Seven children, with Sister Boyer survive him. They are Samuel A., Isaiah R., and Mrs. Sarah J. Fisk, all of Kansas City, Mo., William H., of Lewistown, Fulton Co., Ill., Mrs. Rebecca Manhartz, near Ipava, and Chas. J. Boyer, of Chicago and Miss Catherine who resides at home. Brother Boyer also leaves five brothers and three sisters to mourn their loss, all of whom reside in Darke Co., Ohio. In the year 1864, Bro. Boyer moved with his family from York Co., Pa., to Fulton Co., Ill., reaching there on Dec. 2. Soon after he settled on a farm two miles south of Ipava, where he resided up to the year 1885, when he retired from farming and moved to the present home in Ipava, where he had resided since. Bro. Boyer had been blessed with good health most of his long life up to the year 1887 when he had a stroke of [parlyasis] which affected his eyesight, which gradually failed, when about six years ago he became totally blind. The past few years his health has gradually failed.

Bro. Boyer united with the Mennonite church in the year 1882. Since which time he has been a consistent member. His life exemplified the virtues of honesty, patience, sublime faith and right living.

The funeral was held at the late home in Ipava, at 2:30 o'clock P. M., on Monday Dec. 30. C. E. Freeman officiating. The text being the same used at his father's funeral fifty-five years ago, he having died on the day Bro. Boyer was buried - 2 Tim. 4:6-8. Buried in the Ipava Cemetery. Bro. and Sister Boyer had a happy family reunion on Nov. 16, 1898, when all the children and grand children were present.

Transcriber's Note: [berieved] and [parlyasis] as in original.

Transcribed by Kathy Sparr Mott, Indiana.

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