Herald of Truth - Volume IX, Number 7 - July, 1872, page 111 ---
On the 26th of April, in Grundy co. Ill., of scarlet fever, George, aged 2 mos., and 20 days. And on the 4th of May, Rebecca, aged 2 yrs., 9 mos., and 9 days, children of Lewis, and Nancy Kulp. Funeral discourse by H. L. Shelly, from Rev., 14: and part of the 13th verse.
On the 29th of April, in Juniata co., Pa., at the residence of her son-in-law, J. L. Vanart, Sister Martha Kinzer, aged 72 yrs., 3 mos., and 25 days.
Mother, thou hast gone before us,
Where thy saintly soul has flown,
Tears are wiped away forever,
And all sorrow is unknown.
Each, like thee, in peace departing,
To the kingdom of the blest,
Where the wicked cease from troubling,
And the weary are at rest. L. L V.
On the 26th of May, in Morgan co., Mo., death caused by the fall of a house, Jacob H. Blosser, aged 26 years.
Also at the same time, Sophie E. Blosser, aged 1 yr., 6 mos., and 21 days. Funeral sermon by D. D. Kauffman and D. Wein, from Matt. 24: 44.
On the 3rd of August, 1871, Mary T., daughter of Jacob H. and ______ B1osser, aged 2 yrs., 3 mos., and 28 days.
On the 30th of May, in Fayette co., Pa., of bronchial affection, Anna Johnson, aged 45 yrs., 3 mos., and 21 days. A husband and two daughters are left to mourn their loss. Death however, we feel was gain to the departed sister. Funeral services by D. Brenneman, from 2 Cor. 5: 1.
Now rest thy weary head,
From care and labors free;
Thou dost but sleep! thou art not dead!
Thy face again we'll see.
On the 31st of May, in Stephenson co., Ill., of lung fever,
Preacher Christian Snyder aged 42 yrs [sic]*., 5 mos.,
and 28 days. Funeral discourses were delivered by Joseph Burkholder,
of Lancaster co., Pa., Matthias Eby and Benj. Lapp, of Missouri.
He was sick only a few days having attended Conference in Whiteside
co. and remained there over Sunday, he took sick on Monday night
and was with difficulty conveyed to his home, where he lingered
until Friday about noon, when he went to his final rest. He was
a preacher in the Mennonite Church for a number of years, and
had the good will and love of all. Little did we think that when
we bade him farewell the Saturday previous that he should so soon
be called to his final account. He leaves a deeply afflicted wife
and nine children to mourn his unexpected death. The Church there
too will feel that there is a vacant place in their midst. May
God grant that it may soon be filled again by a faithful laborer
in the vineyard. We hope he has gone to the rest prepared for
all those who love him.
*Snyder's tombstone reports d. 52 yrs., 5 mos., 28 days, conforming to the age reported for him in 1860 & 1870 U.S. federal censuses.
On the 6th of June, in Cass co., Mich., of rheumatic fever, Sarah Ann, twin daughter of Alexander and Louisa Fredricka Caiger, aged 9 yrs., 2 mos, and 4 days. The little girl was a promising child, and was beloved and esteemed by those who knew her. She was especially dear to her parents, being a twin child and of an exceedingly kind and loving disposition. But we trust that she is in the arms of a blessed Redeemer, and therefore we would not mourn as those who have no hope. God bless the mourning parents, brothers and sisters, that they too may all meet their Savior in peace.
On the 6th of June, in Logan co., Ohio, of dropsy and a disease of the lungs, Lydia, only daughter of John C. Yoder, aged 14 yrs., 10 mos., and 12 days. Funeral discourses by John P. Kinig in German, and Joseph Kauffman in English, from 2 Cor.5: 1-4.
On the 21st of May, in Montgomery co., Pa., Catherine, wife of John Q. Clements, aged 37 yrs., and 13 days. The deceased was beloved by all who knew her for her virtues and christian conduct.
On the 8th of May, in Bucks co., Pa., Amanda, daughter of Jacob M. and Susanne Leatherman, aged 26 yrs., 4 mos., and 22 days. Buried at the old Deep Run Meeting-house. Sermon by _______ Godschalk, at the house, and Isaac Moyer at the meeting-house, from 2 Cor. 4: 17.
On the 14th of June, in Elkhart co., Ind., of typhoid fever, Salome, daughter of Abraham and Anna Culp, aged 2 yrs., 11 mos., and 22 days. Buried on the 16th, at Yellow Creek meeting-house.
On the 13th of June, in Osceola, St. Joseph co., Ind., Cora Ellen, daughter of Solomon and Susan Hulburn, aged 2 yrs., 1 month and 2 days. Her death was caused by a piece of a fish bone, which in the attempt to swallow, lodged in her throat. She lingered several days until death put an end to her sufferings. But we feel assured that she is in that better land where sorrows can never come, and where the deeply afflicted parents may meet their loved one again.
On the 1st of May, in Wayne co., Ohio, of dropsy of the heart, Maria, wife of Abraham Moser, aged 51 yrs., 4 mos., and 28 days. She leaves a husband and 7 children to mourn their loss. Buried on the 3rd, in the Sonnenberg grave-yard. Sermon by Chr. Schneck at the house, and Chr. B. Steiner at the meeting-house.
On the 6th of June, in Wayne co., Ohio, of dropsy, Magdalena, wife of Christian Lehman, aged 69 yrs., 10 mos., and 1 day. Buried on the 8th in the Sonnenberg grave-yard. Sermon by Chr. Sommer at the house, and by C. P. Steiner, of Allen co., at the meeting-house. She leaves an affectionate husband and 3 sons to mourn their loss. She had a full share of earthly sufferings to endure. A few years ago she fell on the stove and burned her right arm so badly that amputation became necessary. She bore all her afflictions with patience.
On the 12th of June, in St. Joseph co., Ind., of dropsy, David Klingaman, aged 86 yrs, and 1 day. For the last three years his sufferings were severe, yet he bore it with patience. During his affliction, he worked out his salvation with fear and trembling. Funeral service by Samuel Gettig and M. W. Shenk, from Luke 18:7, 8; Gen. 3:22.
On the 12th of June, in Grundy co., Ill., of bronchitis and
general debility, Abraham Buchwalter, aged 78 years
4 months and 26 days, he was a faithful member of the Mennonite
Church 55 years and a deacon in the church 10 years, he leaves
a bereaved widow and seven children to mourn their loss, yet they
mourn not as those having no hope; he frequently expressed himself
as being willing and ready to go to God. Funeral services by H.
L. Shelly in german from Rev. 14: 13, and by Pre. _____ Hart in
On the 3rd of June, in Lagrange co., Ind., of lung fever, Peter Lumbrich, aged 73 yrs., 9 mos., and 17 days. Buried on the 5th, at which time an appropriate address was delivered by John C. Yoder and Joseph Miller. He leaves 6 children and 30 grand-children to mourn their loss.
Transcribed by: Ron Garber, Kansas