Herald of Truth, January, 1868, page 15

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Herald of Truth - Volume V, Number 1 - January, 1868, page 15

On the 15th of Nov., in Philadelphia, Joseph C. Moyer, aged 32 years, 8 months, and 2 days. He was buried on the 19th, at Franconia Mennonite Meeting-house, in Montgomery Co. Funeral sermons were delivered by Joseph Clemmer and Henry Nice.

On the 25th of November, in Lederachsville, Montgomery Co., of consumption, Jacob L. Ziegler, aged 33 years, 3 months, and 5 days. Funeral sermons were delivered by Abraham Wismer and Josiah Clemmer.

On the 27th of November, in Elkhart Co., Ind., Bro. Henry Newcomer, aged 54 years, 8 months, and 14 days. He leaves a widow and eight children. He was buried on the 28th, at Yellow Creek burying-ground. Funeral sermons were preached by J. M. Christophel from Matt: 13:43 and by D. Brenneman from Matt. 24:42, followed by exhortations from the brethren D. Brundage and J. R. Schmitt. Bro. Newcomer had been suffering for some time from dropsy of the heart. On the 25th he was disabled by a stroke of the palsy, which occasioned his death, having lived two nights and a day after the attack. He sometimes remarked that he would not live much longer, and earnestly desired that Jesus would deliver him from the troubles of this world. I visited him several times during this brief period, and invariably he desired me to sing a hymn and pray with him, in which I sought to serve him according to the ability that was given me. Our brother's departure is felt as a loss to the church as well as to his family, inasmuch as he served a number of years as deacon in the church. He filled his office faithfully according to his ability. "So teach us number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom." Ps. 90:12

On the 28th of November, 1867, on Naked Creek, in Augusta County, Virginia, of consumption, Bro. Joseph Harshberger, aged 65 years, 11 months, and 14 days. He was a consistent member of the Mennonite Church for many years, and died in hopes of a glorious immortality. We hope our loss is his eternal gain. He suffered much, but he bore his afflictions with christian resignation. A funeral sermon was preached by the brethren Peter I. Shumaker, Samuel Coffman, and Jacob Hildebrand, from 1 Thess. 4:13-18, in the presence of a large concourse of friends and relatives.

On the 30th of November, in Lancaster County, Pa., Magdalena Geigla, aged 19 years and 18 days. Her disease was typhoid lever, from which she suffered over 7 weeks. She was buried, on the 2nd of December, at Weaverland Meeting-house. Funeral discourses were delivered by George Weaver and Tobias Wanner. She was baptized during her sicknessOh may this be a warning is all the young people who live so unconcerned about their soul's salvation;\for though in full bloom of youth, vigor, and strength, yet are they old enough to die.

On the 6th of December, 1867, in Elkhart County, Indiana, Esther, widow of Peter Holly, deceased, aged 87 years, 4 months, and 7 days. Her maiden name was Mast. She was buried on the 8th. A funeral sermon was delivered by John L. Miller and Jonas D. Troyer. Shortly before she her departure she said, Jesus is my best friend; so that her children and friends need not mourn as those having no hope. We have reason to believe that she had found peace in Jesus, and the grace prepared for the children of God. She was a faithful sister in the Omish Mennonite Church. She was born near Reading, in Mifflin County, Pennsylvania, where she lived till 1866. She the removed to Indiana, where she spent the last years of her life with her son-in-law, Joseph Stutzman.

On the 7th of December, in Juniata Co., Pa., of dropsy and the infirmities of old age, Elizabeth, widow of Abraham Halteman who was formerly of Chester Co., and had departed this life several years ago, having served many years as a preacher in the Mennonite Church. She was buried on the 10th, in the old Richfield Mennonite Church-yard, in said county. Funeral sermons were delivered by Preachers Samuel Wine and Jacob Grebil; by the former at the house of mourning, and by the latter at the Meeting-house, from Rev. 21:7.

On the 9th of December, 1867, in East Huntingdon Township, Westmoreland County, Pa., Christian Strohm, aged 76 years and 19 days. He was buried at the Mennonite Meeting-house, and leaves a wife and seven children to mourn their loss. He was a faithful member in the church for many years. A funeral sermon was delivered by Pre. Jonas Blough in English, and by Pre. John D. Overholt in German.

On the 10th of December,1867, in Ephrata Township, Lancaster Co., Pa., of asthmatic fever, Bro. Samuel Keller, aged 51 years, 1 month, and 10 days. He was sick about two weeks, and said he was willing to die. He leaves a widow to mourn his death. May her loss be his eternal gain. He was buried on the 14th, at Hammer Creek Church, where funeral sermons were preached from Rev. 21:4.

0n the 11th of December, in Henry Co., Missouri, of inflammation of the bowels, Elizabeth, daughter of Rudolph and Maria Schneider, aged 9 years, 1 month, and 25 days. A funeral address was delivered by Joseph Hillegas.

On the 15th of Dec., in Upper Providence Township, Montgomery Co., Pa., of typhoid fever, Garet, son of Henry and Hannah Hunsicker, aged 27 years, 3 months, and 19 days.

On this 16th of Dec., in Lower, Salford Township, Montgomery Co., Pa., after a sickness of 11 days, of typhoid fever, Benjamin R., son of Christian and Sally Allenbach, aged 26 years, 11 months, and 16 days.

On the 28 of December, 1867, in Augusta County, Va., near Christian's Creek, of consumption and dropsy, Michael Hildebrand, aged 55 years, 7 months, and 24 days. He was buried on the 20th. A funeral sermon was delivered by Jacob Hildebrand, followed with remarks by the brethren Isaac Grove and Peter I. Shumaker, from I Cor. 5:1-10.

Transcribed by Ron Garber, Kansas

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