Herald of Truth, April, 1868, page 63

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Herald of Truth - Volume V, Number 4 - April, 1868, page 63

On the 5th of March, in Windsor Township, York County, Pa., MAGDALENA, wife of Adam HOFFMAN, aged 58 years, 11 months, and 13 days. She was buried on the 7th, at the family grave-yard, where funeral discourses were delivered by Frederick and Daniel Stouffer, from 2 Timothy 4: 7-8. The deceased was a member of the Mennonite Church.

On the 14th of March in the same township, of typhoid fever, MARY, wife of Daniel FORRY, and daughter of Bro. Samuel Kauffman, dec'd, aged 45 years. She was buried on the l6th at Witmer's Meeting-house. Funeral sermons were delivered by the brethren Frederic and David Stauffer from Ps.90: 12. The deceased died on the same day of the month and nearly the same hour she was born.

On the 15th of March, Washington County, Maryland, after a short illness, BENJAMIN W. EBY, aged 32 years, 11 months, and 15 days. He was buried on the 18th, at Witmer's burying ground. Funeral sermons were delivered by Peter Eshleman and Michael Horst from Jn. 11: 32. He removed from Lancaster County, Pa., in the spring of 1866 with his father and brothers, and on the 30th of October 1867 he entered into the holy bonds of matrimony with Nancy Reiff. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite church and died entirety reconciled to the will of God.

On the 18th of March, in Strasburg, Lancaster County, Pa., PETER GARRA, aged 85 years, 10 months, and 7 days. He was a member of the Mennonite Church. He had been blind about 11 years; but we believe he now sees joys that tongue cannot express. Funeral sermon by Bro. Amos Herr.

On the 6th at March, in McLean County, Illinois, _______daughter of Abiah and Nancy CLARK, aged 10 years, 9 months, and 19 days. Funeral sermon by Joseph Stuckey, from Mark 10: 13-14.

On the 24th of March, in McLean County, Ill., MAGDALENA ROPP, wife of Pre. Christian Ropp, aged 55 years. She was buried on the 25th. A large concourse of friends attended her to her last resting plate. She leaves a husband and seven children. She departed with bright hopes. Funeral sermons were delivered by Andreas Ropp, Joseph Stuckey, and Michael Mossman, from 1 Cor. 15.


Further Information.

Information was given, in the February number of the Herald of Truth, of a frightful accident that had occurred in German Township, Holmes Co., Ohio, by which ten persons were severely injured, six were still living. I desire to inform the readers of the Herald that on the 8th of February, ELIZABETH MAST, wife of Jonathan Mast, who died from the injuries received by said accident, also departed this life, and was buried on the 10th in the family grave-yard of Barbara Guengerich, attended by a large concourse of friends and relatives. Funeral discourses were delivered by Moses Bitschi, from Jn. 5:25-28, and Levi Miller, from Thess. 4: 13-18. She had arrived at the age of 42 years, 8 months and 11 days. She was a member of the Omish Mennonite church. The remaining five that were injured at the same time are all nearly well again, except the wife of Daniel Erb, who is still in such a condition that it is uncertain whether she will regain her health or not. Further information will be given concerning the matter hereafter. BENJAMIN HELMUTH

Transcribed by Ron Garber, Kansas

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