Herald of Truth Obituaries - May, 1872

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Herald of Truth - Volume IX, Number 5 - May 1872, page 78, 79

CORRECTION.- In the notice of the death of Louisa Steckley, in the March number, it should be Jan. 1st, instead of Feb. 1st. Sermon by Elder Tatton, not Fatton.

On the 19th of Nov, in Perry co., Ohio, Bro. Samuel Beery, aged 69 yrs., 9 mos., and 17 days. Buried the 21st, at Beery's church. He was sick but four days, during which time his sufferings were very severe. He leaves a widow, 9 children, and 24 grand-children to mourn the loss of a kind husband and beloved father. Sermon in German, by Jacob Bowman; in English by C C. Beery, and J. Good, from Job 14: 14. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite church for 39 years.
A day or two before his death the physician said to him, "Father Beery, your threescore years and ten have nearly fled; are you willing to go?" His reply was, death cannot come to soon, I am ready. Bro. Beery was highly esteemed by all who knew him. S. S. GOOD

On the 28th of Feb., in Markham, York co., Ont., Joseph Burkholder, in the 72nd year of his age. Buried in Weidman's grave-yard. He attended church regularly, as long as he was able. D. L. HUBER.


On the 26th of Jan., in Aldbrough township, Elgin co., Ont., Barbara Albright, aged about 36 years. She was a member of the Mennonite church.

On the 25th of Feb., in Lancaster co., Pa., of Consumption, Barbara Peters, aged 84 yrs., 1 month, and 14 days. She was a widow over 28 years and leaves 5 children, 17 grand-children, 23 great grand-children, and 2 great-great-grand-children. A funeral discourse was delivered for the benefit of her children and grand-children in Indiana, in Yellow Creek Meeting-house, in Elkhart co., on the 31st of March.

On the 11th of March, in Markham, York co., Ont., of heart disease, John Dohner, member of the River Brethren church, aged 71 yrs. and 2 days. Buried on the 13th in Keisy's Hill burying-ground. Services in German and English from Phil. 1: 21, "For to me to live is Christ and to die is gain."

On the 12th of March, in New Galena, Bucks co., Pa., John Detweiler, aged 73 yrs. and 5 days. Buried on the 15th, followed by a large concourse of friends and relatives. He was buried at Line Lexington Meeting-house. Funeral services by Isaac Overholt and Abm. Moyer, in German, and J. H. Haldeman in the English language.

On the 21st of March, in Somerset co., Pa., Bro. David Blough, at the advanced age of 82 yrs., 8 mos., and 13 days. Buried the 23rd in the presence of a large concourse of relatives and friends. He was married four times, and was the father of 17 children, 68 grand-children, and 87 great-grand-children---in all, 172 souls. Services by Bishop Samuel Blough and the writer.

"How blest is our brother, bereft
Of all that can burden his mind
How easy the soul that has left
This wearisome body behind."

On the 26th of March, in Augusta co., Pa., Bro. George Coley, aged 44 yrs. and 20 days. He had been afflicted for ten or twelve years with Consumption. He bore his affliction with much patience and christian resignation. He was buried on the 28th in the presence of a large concourse of friends. He leaves a wife and 3 children to mourn their loss, but we hope their loss is his great gain. Funeral discourse by the writer from 1 Cor. 15: 55-58.

On the 7th of April, in Jamestown, Elkhart co., Ind., Calvin Vincent, son of James and _____ McCraner, aged 7 mos. and 9 days. Funeral discourse by J. F. Funk, from James 4: 14. Jesus gathers the little lambs into his bosom and carries them gently there.

On the 7th of April, in Jamestown, Elkhart co., Ind., of protracted illness, William Johnston, aged 39 yrs., 5 mos., and 20 days. Buried on the 8th. Funeral discourse by J. F. Funk. He leaves a wife and four children to mourn his departure. God will temper the wind to the shorn lamb.

On the 8th of April, in Somerset co., Pa., Samuel Yoder, aged 68 yrs., 8 mos., and 6 days. He was a member of the Amish Mennonite Church. Funeral discourse by George Schrock. BENEDICT YODER.

On the 9th of April, in Rainham township, Ont., of Erysipelas, of which he suffered about a week, Bro. Jacob Hoover, aged 66 yrs. and 28 days. Buried on the 12th. Funeral discourses by Abm. Wenger, John Lapp (of Erie co., N. Y.), and J. F. Funk, from Ps. 103:14-16, and Heb. 13:7 10. He was a deacon in the church for about 34 years, and a faithful laborer in the Lord's vineyard. He leaves a wife and 11 children to mourn their loss. During his illness, his great anxiety seemed to be for the welfare of his children, that they might also seek their salvation in the accepted time, and to this end he exhorted them earnestly as long as he was able to speak. We hope his counsels will not be unheeded. He died with a confident hope in the merits of Christ.

On the 12th of March in Skippackville, Montgomery co., Pa., at the residence of C. G. Rosenberry, after a short illness of typhoid fever, Mary Hendricks, widow aged 70 yrs., 3 mos., and 2 days. Buried on the 16th, in the Towamencin grave-yard. Services at the house by J. Allebach, and at the meeting-house by H. S. Bower.

In Montgomery co., Pa., on the 11th day of Sept., 1871, Henry S. Gabel, aged 77 years, 4 mos. and 28 days.

On the 19th of Jan., in Lagrange co., Ind., of Small Pox, Abner, aged 7 yrs., 8 mos., 11 days; and Feb. 25th Benjamin F., aged 12 yrs., 4 mo., and 4 days, children of Samuel and Catherine Erb. Funeral Services held April 7th, in the Amish Mennonite Church on the Hawpatch, by Isaac Schmucker in German from Rev. 21: 4, and by D. Brenneman in English, from Jer. 22:10.

Although the ways of the Lord sometimes appear to us mysterious, let it suffice that we are assured, that "all things work together for good to them that love God. The mourning friends will yield themselves in meek submission to the mandate of him who doeth all things well. They do not mourn as those having no hope.

Oh, friends no longer weep,
Nor shed your tears in vain;
Your loved and dear ones only sleep
And soon will rise again.

Yes rise to joys unknown,
Unseen by mortal eyes;
They each shall wear a glorious crown
And rest in Paradise.

The Lord will take them home
To dwell with him above;
No longer then you need bemoan
The objects of your love.

On the 14th of April, in Erie co., N.Y., of Brain-fever, George Snearly, aged 65 yrs., 4 mos., and 7 days. Funeral services by John Lapp, from Mark 13-33, in german, and by Daniel Brenneman in english from Job. 14: 14.
The deceased leaves a wife and two sons to mourn his unexpected departure. May God bless the mourning friends. May the dear Sister, though conscious of the fact, that a two-fold responsibility now rests upon her in the lonely hours of her widowhood, rest upon the arm of Jesus, by whose grace she will be sustained and upheld. May God bless and protect the fatherless children.

On the 5th of April, near Richfield, Snyder co., Pa., Elizabeth, wife of Manuel Page. Her maiden name was Searer, aged 29 years, 4 mos., 2 days. Her sufferings were not long but severe. She leaves a husband and one child to mourn their loss. Her funeral was largely attended, she was buried on the 7th at Shelley's burying-ground. Funeral discourse by Thomas, William and Christian Graybill, from Rev. 14:13.

On the 20th of March, in Fulton co., Ohio, ______, son of Joseph and Magdelena Nafziger, aged a little over one year. Sermon by N, King.(sic)

On the 24th of March in Fulton co., 0., of the infirmities of age, Catherine, wife of David Stutzman, aged 81 yrs., 9 mos., and 2 days. She left 9 children, 49 grand, and 24 great-grandchildren. She was buried the 27th in the presence of a great number of people. Sermon by Joseph Weis and N. King.

On the 4th of April in Cambria co., Pa., Magdalena Rewerin, at the advanced age of 104 years, 9 mos., and 19 days. Her maiden name was Kaufmann. She was confined to her bed about eighteen months, but she was able to sit up in bed, until the last few days; in her hundreth(sic) year she walked in one day to one of her grand-children; a distance of over 7 miles. Although her hearing and sight were poor, yet she conversed readily in her great age. It was her ardent desire for many year's to leave this world, yet she bore all with patience, until her Redeemer took her home. She was a sister in Amish Mennonite Church. Discourses by M. B. Miller and Jonathan Hershberger, from Lev. 19:32.

On the 6th of April, in Lee Co., Iowa, Anna Forbentwalt, widow, aged 90 yrs., buried the 8th in the presence of many relatives and friends. Her intellect remained until the last. She was born in Alsace, France, came to America in 1817, and was a firm, faithful sister in the Amish Mennonite Church about 70 years. Services in german by Bro. Schantz, and in english by J. Forkensen, from Rev. 14: 12, 13.

On the 7th of April, in New Britain, Bucks co., Pa., Abraham Halderman, aged 86 yrs, and 9 days. Buried at Doylestown. Services by A. J. Hastings and J. M. Halderman.

On the 10th of April, in New Britain, Bucks co., Mary Swartley, widow, aged 76 yrs., 6 mos., and 1 day. Buried at Line Lexington. Services by S. Leatherman, J. M. Haldeman.

On the 31st of March, in New Britain Bucks co., Pa., Elizabeth Moyer, widow, aged 74 yrs. Buried at Line Lexington. Services by J. M. Haldeman and Sam. Godschalk.

Transcribed by: Ron Garber, Kansas

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