Herald of Truth Obituaries - July, 1870

HERALD OF TRUTH - Volume VII, Number 7 - July, 1870, page 111


On the 20th of April, in Kent county, Mich., of dropsy, MENNO, son of Isaac DETWEILER, aged 11 years, 10 months and 20 days. He was buried on the 1st of May, on which occasion, Henry Wismer and Samuel Sherk preached funeral discourses. Before he died, he told his mother not to feel so sad over him; he bade the family farewell, and said to his father he should pray and sing, and then died. Let us remember his advice.

On the 19th of May, in Branch county, Mich., ALICE, daughter of T. J. and M. M. LINK, aged 1 year and 20 days. She was buried on the 21st at Pleasant Hill burying ground, on which occasion discourses were delivered by Bro. C. D. Beery and Bro. A. S. Friesner, from Luke 12th and part of the 40th verse, "Be ye therefore ready also." It was hard for the parents to part with the dear child. They are the parents of three children, two of whom have now, as we hope, fallen asleep in Jesus, for he says of such is the kingdom of heaven. Therefore they need not mourn as those who have no hope.
Alice and Frankey have gone to rest;
They are numbered with the blest.

Parents, do prepare to meet,
There your little lambs to greet;
There will be no parting hand,
In that happy, happy land.

Where you can together be,
Ever in eternity,
And with those who've gone before,
Praise the Lord for evermore.

On the 21st of May, in Tazewell county, Illinois, BARBARA, wife of Joseph KINDIG, deceased, and daughter of Tobias Kreider of Lancaster county, Pa., deceased many years ago, aged 73 years and 17 days. For the many years she has been a faithful member of the Mennonite church, and no doubt rests from her labours. She was the mother of ten children, six sons and four daughters, of whom eight are still living. She was buried on the 23rd. Funeral discourses were delivered by Bro. Hirstein and the writer in German from Job 19:25, 27, and by Pre. Connelson in English.

On the 9th of May, in Lee county, Iowa, of consumption, MAGDALENA, wife of John GOLDSCHMIDT, aged 37 years. She was buried on the 11th. Funeral discourses were delivered by Peter Schantz from Jn. 5:21--29, and by Christian Gravill, from 2 Sam. 22:47, in German, and by Samuel Pickard from 1 Cor. 5:13, in English. She leaves a husband and four children. She was a member of the Omish Mennonite church upwards of twenty years.

Transcribed by: James Yoder, British Columbia

On the 22d of May, in Berlin, Ontario, (Canada), of gravel and palsy, ISAAC Z. HUNSICKER, formerly from Skippack, Montgomery, county, Pa., aged 67 years, 3 months and 25 days. He was buried on the 24th. Funeral discourses were delivered by Bish. Joseph Hagey and Abraham Weber from Is. 39: 5,6.

On the 26th of May, in Woolwich, Canada West, of fits, SARAH, daughter of John and Betsy TROXEL, aged 1 month and 23 days. She was buried on the 28th. Funeral discourses were delivered by Bish. Joseph Hagey and Enoch Detweiler, from Matt. 18: 2-5. Both the above were buried at Eby's Burying-ground, near Berlin. J.C. HUNSICKER

On the 20th of June, in Elkhart county, Ind., of consumption, CATHARINE, wife of Abraham G. COPPES, and daughter of Joseph Kindig, aged 24 years, 4 months and 11 days. She was buried at Yellow Creek burying-ground, followed by a large concourse of relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted by John Brown and Daniel Brenneman, from I Cor. 15. Several months ago, according to her request, she was baptized and received into the church, and manifested much of the "patience of saints," submitting in her afflictions with meekness and christian resignation to the will of her heavenly Father, and expressed her desire to depart and be released from the sufferings and sorrows of earth, and repose in the bosom of her Savior who she acknowledged as her Lord and God. We have reason to hope that she dwells with him now in the rest prepared for the people of God.

Farewell husband, God has called me,
Weep not for me when I'm gone,
But prepare to meet me yonder,
When thy christian course is run.

Farewell parents, I am going;
Home to dwell with Christ above,
Where no pain nor sickness enters,
And where all is joy and love.

Farewell brothers, farewell sisters,
Hark! the Savior calls you now,
Do'nt despise the invitation,
Turn and make the solemn vow.

Seek your souls salvation early,
So that when this life has fled,
We may meet in heaven yonder,
Where no farewell tear is shed.

In Elkhart county, Ind., on the 23rd of June, of consumpton, JOHN JAMES, aged 46 years, 6 months, and 28 days. Funeral services were conducted by J. F. Funk and Daniel Brenneman, from I Cor. 15: 55, 56. Bro James evidently died in the triumph of a living faith, through which he was prompted to remark repeatedly to the exceeding joy and comfort of the family and friends, "I am not afraid to die." He, like all true believers, knew who he had believed, and was persuaded that he was able to keep that which he had entrusted unto him. He leaves a wife and six children, four sons and two daughters, to mourn the loss of a kind husband and father.

Our brother has gone to his home,
In the mansions prepared for the blest,
Where sorrows no more shall be known,
For "there are the weary at rest."


Transcribed by Carolyn J. Lichti, Goshen, Indiana

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