Herald of Truth Obituaries - December, 1867

HERALD OF TRUTH - Volume IV, Number 12 - December 1867, Page 191.

On the 20th of November, 1867, in Waterloo Co., Ontario, MARY, wife of Henry BRUBACHER, aged 33 years, 11 months and 26 days. Her maiden name was Musselman. She was buried on the 23rd at Eby's burying-ground. She leaves a husband and 10 children to mourn her early departure.

On the 23rd of November, near Sporting Hill, Lancaster Co., Pa., SUSANNA ROHRER, aged 64 years, 5 months, and 11 days. Funeral sermon was preached by John Landes, Jacob N. Brubacher, and John Brubaker, from Lu. 12:40-41.
J. D. Hershey.

On the 7th of November, at the house of his mother, in Allen County, Ohio, of consumption, Bro. CHRISTIAN HOFFERD, aged 27 years, 7 months, and 19 days. He was buried, on the 8th, at Kretz's, burying-ground. Funeral sermon was preached by John E. Miller and David Geiger. He felt that he was at peace with God, and desired to depart and be with Christ.
P. H.

Departed this life, on Friday, the 25th of October, on Muddy Creek in Rockingham Co., Va., EPHRAIM W. SILLINGS, aged 33 years, 4 months and 16 days. Funeral sermon was preached by Daniel Heatwole and Jacob Driver, from Phil. 1:21. He was buried at Panusah, in Aaugusta Co. He had been afflicted with an ulcer in the breast, from which he suffered nearly twelve months. The writer was a near neighbor, and visited him frequently. His sufferings were very severe, yet scarcely a murmur ever escaped his lips. He bore all with Christian fortitude and resignation. He often called on the brethren to sing and pray with him. He was a member of the Mennonite Church, and I believe he tried to serve God faithfully. He was beloved and esteemed by all who knew him. His departure was a sore affliction to his family, yet they need not mourn as those having no hope. And they may also bear in mind that their loss is his eternal gain, and that he who summoned him away is too wise to err, and too good to be unkind. May the good Shepherd soothe their sorrows, and may they follow the good example of him for whom they mourn, and their end be like his. "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord."

"Weep not for me, companion dear,
Nor discontented be;
But for yourself much rather,
Labor to come to me.

"Weep not for me, dearest mother,
From sorrow I am free;
Your cares leave to another,
The Savior cares for me.

"Weep not for me, brothers, sisters,
But good and faithful be,
To meet your Lord and Savior,
An there my face you'll see."

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On the 10th of November, in Waterloo County, C..W., SAMUEL, son of Joseph HEGEY, aged 23 years, 8 months, and 15 days. His disease was a kind of nervous consumption, with which he had been afflicted already in his seventh year, by which both his mental and physical powers were so weakened that he never came to accountability. He had much to suffer, however, and did not with the rich man have his good things in this life but the opposite. So that we believe and hope he was also carried by the angels, &c. Thanks unto God forever. Amen. Funeral sermons were preached from Rom. 11:33 and 2 Tim. 2:5.

On the 11th of October, in Hilltown township, Bucks Co., Pa., ABRAHAM HUNSICKER, aged 62 years and 3 months. He was buried at Perquese Meeting-house, on which occasion funeral discourses were delivered by John Allebach, Samuel Godshalk, and Isaac Oberholzer.

On the 29th of October, in the same place, GEORGE DELP, aged about 54 years. He was buried at Perquese Meeting-house, followed by a large concourse of relatives and friends. Funeral discourses were delivered by he (sic) brethren Abm. Moyer, John Allebach, and Isaac Oberholzer.

On the 24th of October, in Towamencin township, Montgomery Co., Pa., of Dropsey, JACOB SWARTLEY, aged 46 years, 2 months, and 8 days. He was buried at Franconia Mennonite Meeting-house. Funeral discoursed were delivered by Jacob Landes, Henry Nice, and Josiah Clemmens.

On the 26th of November, in Spring Garden Township, York County, Pa., of typhoid fever. Bro. JACOB LEHMAN, son of Pre. Jacob Lehman deceased, aged 29 years, 11 months, and 5 days. He was buried on the 28th at Witmer's Meeting-house. Funeral sermons were delivered by Frederic and Daniel Stauffer, from Revelations, 14:13.

Transcribed by: David W. Mann, Arizona

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