Herald of Truth Obituaries - June, 1870

Herald Of Truth - Volume VII, Number 6 - June, 1870, page 95

Death notices should be written as briefly as possible, and when poetry is added, it should not exceed eight lines. - editor

On the 12th of May, JACOB RIESZ, aged 53 years, 5 months and 26 days. His death was caused by a collision of the trains on the Railroad between Sedalia and St. Louis. His remains were taken to his home in Hickory county Mo., on the 16th where he was buried on the next day. Funeral sermon was preached by Peter Christner.

On the 12th of May, in Butler county, Pa., ELIZABETH, wife of Jacob ZIEGLER, aged 63 years and 6 months. Her maiden name was Tinsman. She had been married 42 years and was the mother of six children, two of whom died before their mother. She gave good evidence of a sure hope in Christ. Her only concern seemed to be that she would make her friends too much trouble during her illness. Before she died she said, "Jesus Bruennlein hat Wasser die fuelle." A funeral discourse was preached by Joseph Bixler of Mahoning county, Ohio.

On the 28th of April, in the Sonnenberg church, in Wayne county, Ohio, of jaundice, Sister BARBARA, widow of Peter HOFSTETTER, aged 72 years, 8 months and 28 days. She was buried on the 30th in the Sonnenberg burying-ground, where funeral discourses were delivered by Christian D. Steiner at the house and Christian B. Steiner at the meeting-house. Text Phil. 1:21.

On the 1st of May in Logan county, Ohio, LYDIA, wife of Joshua KAUFFMAN, aged 43 years, 6 months and 23 days. She was a member of the Omish Mennonite church. She was known and much beloved by many. She was sick only a short time. When her husband first became aware of her illness she was no more able to speak and died in about 15 minutes. So suddenly she passed away that the children could not be called up in time to see her alive. She leaves a husband and five children to mourn their loss; but we hope their loss is her eternal gain. She was buried on the 3rd of May, followed by a large concourse of friends and relatives to her grave, on which occasion funeral discourses were delivered by Jacob Frantz, in English, from Matt. 24:44, and by John P. King in German, from Rev. 14:13. JOHN P. KING

On the 16th of April, in Clay county, Indiana, JOHN ROYER, aged 65 years, 9 months and 12 days. He was buried on the 18th at Funk's burying-ground, where a large assembly of friends and relatives followed him to the grave. Funeral discourses were delivered by Eli Miller and Daniel Oberholtzer, from Rev. 14:13. He was a consistant* member and a deacon in the Mennonite church. He leaves a widow and 7 children to mourn their loss.

On the 17th of April, in Putnam county, Ohio, ELIZA K., daughter of William and Eva Dicus, aged 2 months and 26 days. Funeral discourse was delivered by the writer.

Oh happy infant soul,
May God, thy Father, us control,
That we may like this infant die,
And meet the little lambs on high

On the 1st of May, in Hilltown, Bucks county, Pa., very suddenly, SARAH, wife of Abraham REIFF, aged 67 years, 11 months and 26 days. Her maiden name was Reiff. The deceased was known in the vicinity where she lived as an industrious and faithful housewife, and a devoted christian mother. In view of her approaching death she selected as a funeral text the last verse of the 16th chapter of Job: "When a few years are come, then I shall go the way whence I shall not return." She also selected her funeral hymns, "Christus ist mein Leben" &c., and "Gute Nacht, meine Lieben," which were sung, the first at the house, the second at the grave. She was buried at Line Lexington where many friends, relatives and neighbors were gathered to mourn the departure of one beloved and respected by all. She was married 47 years, and thr*mother of nine children, four of whom preceded her into the eternal world. We hope she rests in peace. Funeral discourses at the house by Preachers Reiner and Gross in English and Joseph Allebach in the meeting-house in German.

* as written

On the 12th of May, in Hilltown, Bucks county, Pa., of consumption, EMMA SUMMERS, aged about 25 years.

On the 28th of March, in Springfield, Bucks county, Pa., of dropsy, CATHARINE MOYER, wife of Abraham Moyer, aged 38 years, 5 months and 16 days. She was buried at the Springfield meeting-house, where funeral discourses were delivered by Samuel Moyer and Jacob Beidler.

On the 20th of March, in Towamencin township, Montgomery county Pa., MARY, wife of John FUNK, aged 71 years, 7 months and 1 day.

On the 18th of April, in Hilltown, Bucks county, Pa., of dropsy, JACOB MOYER, aged 67 years, 11 months and 2 days. He was buried at Perquesa meeting-house, where funeral discourses were delivered by Isaac Oberholtzer and others from Jn. 16:33.

On the 7th of April, in Upper Salford township, Montgomery county, Pa., of the infirmities of old age, ISAAC HALDEMAN, aged 84 years, 4 months and 4 days. He was buried at the Salford meeting-house, where funeral discourses were delivered by preachers Clemens and Nice.

On the 8th of April, in Rockhill township, Bucks county, Pa., of cancer, MARIA YODER, aged 75 years, 9 months and 10 days. She was buried at Gehman's burying-ground.

On the 11th of May, in Franconia township, Montgomery county Pa., MARTIN GOTTSHALK, aged 72 years, 5 months and 7 days. He was never married. He died beloved and respected by all who knew him. He was buried at Franconia.

Transcribed by Rose Burkholder, Ohio

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