Herald of Truth
October 1865 - Vol. II, No.10
Page 88

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On the 12th of September, 1865, in Berne Township, Fairfield Co., Ohio, of Consumption, Lydia, daughter of Jonathan and Nancy Zook, aged 21 years, 3 months, and 5 days. She was buried on the 14th. Funeral discourse was delivered by Pre. Jacob Good from 1 Pet. 1: 24. It was hard for the parents to part with their dear daughter. They are the parents of fourteen children and death has now visited their family nine times. They can comfort themselves that the Lord has taken their children (as we hope) to himself, and, if they are faithful to God till death, they may meet their little family again where sorrow and trouble are known no more forever and where they shall nevermore part.

Weep not for me, my parents dear,
Since I must go and leave you here:
With Jesus I shall happy be!
0 parents, do not weep for me!

Dear brother Joseph, and Eli too,
I now must say farewell to you:
My little brothers I shall see:
Do not, therefore, lament for me.

Dear sisters, do not grieve for me,
While I am in eternity:
My little sisters I shall see;
Prepare for death and follow me.

Weep not for me, since 'tis in vain:
In Heaven I hope we'll meet again,
Where we can then together be
Forever in eternity.

On the 18th of September, 1865, in Indiana Co., Pa., of Palsy, Brother Christian Kaufman, aged 73 years, 6 months, and 25 days. He was buried on the 20th at Indiana. Funeral sermon was preached in German by Bro. Jacob Blough of Somerset Co., from Rev. 14: 13. He had been a member of the Mennonite Church for about forty years.

Transcribed by Ron Garber, Kansas

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