Herald of Truth Obituaries - June, 1873

Herald of Truth - Volume X, Number 6 - June 1873 - Page 111


January 13th, near Trenton, Butler co., Ohio, Sister MARY AUGSPURGER, aged 59 years. Remarks were made by Peter Imhof from 2 Cor. 5.

April 28th, in Woolwich, Waterloo county, Ont., EVE, wife of Christian HORST, aged 64 years, 7 months, and 4 days. Her mortal remains were consigned to the silent tomb in Martin's grave-yard. Remarks were made by Peter and Abraham Martin.

April 29th, in Waterloo co., Ont., MARY, wife of Levi SCHNEIDER, aged 23 years, 2 months, and 18 days. Funeral sermon by D.Wismer, and E. Detweiler.

April 26th, in Pulaski, Davis co., Iowa, FREDERIC, son of Pre. Philip RONLET, aged 8 years, 7 months, and 15 days.

Note from a family researcher: The transcriber typed this in as "Ronlet" which is the way the Herald of
Truth actually printed it. But, the Herald of Truth was wrong! The name is actually "ROULET".

April 24th, in Westmoreland co., Pa., of Palsy, Bro. CHRISTIAN FOX, aged 87 years, 6 months, and 3 days. He was stricken about a week before his death. He died in the glorious hope of meeting his Savior in peace. Services by J. D. Overholt and Jonas Blough in German, and Pre. Long in English.

March 1st, in Richland co., Ohio, of Consumption, Bro. SAMUEL M. PLETCHER, aged 60 years, 8 months, and 16 days. His companion went 10 years before him, and now he is gone, as we hope, to meet her as a saint in heaven. He was sick but five days, when God called him home. He leaves 8 children to mourn their loss, and we hope, too, that they like him may all make their peace with God, so that when he calls them they may also be ready. Services were conducted by J. McFarland, from Matt. 6:1.
"Dearest father, thou hast left us,
Here thy loss we deeply feel,
But 'tis God that hath bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal."

March 30th, in Lancaster co., Pa., Bro. CHRISTIAN LICHTY, aged 85 years, 6 months, and 26 days. The aged brother was unable to attend public worship for about two years, yet his faith in his Redeemer remained unshaken to the last. Funeral services were conducted by George Weaver and Samuel Good. Another aged saint is called home. Peace to his ashes.

On the 25th of April, at Gardner, Grundy co., Ill., SARAH, wife of Michael BUCKWALTER and daughter of Geo. B. and Rebecca Culp, aged 29 years, 4 months, and 4 days. She embraced religion about four months before her death and united with the M. E. Church. She died with sublime composure and the firm assurance of a blesssed immortality. Just before she died she requested her mother to read to her the hymn,
"Away with our sorrow and fear,
We soon shall recover our home;
The city of saints shall appear;
The day of eternity come.
From earth we shall quickly remove,
And mount to our native abode;
The house of our Father above,
The palace of angels and God."
She leaves a husband and four small children with many friends to mourn her early death. Services by A. D. Moore and _____ Cassel.

On the 1st day of May, in Clinton township, Elkhart co., Ind., of Typhoid and Spotted fever, MARY, daughter of John and Susanna HOOVER, aged 19 years, 2 months, and 9 days. She was buried at the Mennonite burying-ground in Clinton, on the 3rd, where funeral discourses were delivered by John Weaver and Jacob Wisler from Mark 13:34-37, and John F. Funk, from Ps. 90:12. This affliction falls especially heavily upon the family of the deceased, inasmuch as just four weeks previously they were called to mourn the death of their eldest son and brother, who after a severe and protracted illness died in Ill., where the father after five weeks of weary watching over the wasting form of his beloved son, followed him to the grave and saw him laid into his last resting place, and returned home to find his eldest daughter, also whose health had already begun to fail before he left, fast hastening on to the grave. Mary possessed a modest and kind disposition, and her early departure is deeply felt and sincerely mourned by a large circle of friends and neighbors. Let the young remember that they too must die.

May 6th, in Elkhart co., Ind., Sister FRANY, wife of John BAUMGARTNER, aged 44 years, one month, and seven days. She leaves a husband and one child to mourn their loss. Funeral sermon by John Nusbaum, H. A. Miller, and J. J. Weaver from Rev. 14:12, 13.

May 7th, in Trenton, Henry co., Iowa, of Scarlet fever, Sister LYDIA, wife of David BENDER, in the 38th year of her age. Appropriate remarks were made by John von Gunden, Joseph Schlegel, and Benj. Eicher.

_____ in Franklin co., Pa., of Pneumonia, Deacon ABRAHAM STAUFFER, aged 73 years, 11 months, and 11 days. Buried April 1st. This aged patriarch was a kind husband and father, and a sincere and devoted follower of his Savior for more than 30 years. His walk and conversation were worthy of imitation. He was a close Bible reader, from which he received strength to do his Master's will. He was a brother of but few words, doing all things in the fear of God. Sermon by Benj. Lesher, John Hunsicker, and Peter Waddle, from Matt. 22:14.
His soul has now taken its flight,
To mansions of glory above;
To mingle with angels of light,
And dwell in the kingdom of love.

May 12th, in Clark co., Ohio, Bro. JOHN NEFF, aged 89 years, and 29 days. His wife ELISABETH, died Feb. 6th. They have now left this world to try the realities of another, and we hope a better. Funeral discourse from Rev. 21:3-5.

May 25th, in Elkhart co., Ind., infant of Franklin and Mary WEAVER, aged 11 days. Services by H. Shaum and D. Brenneman from Ec. 3:2, "a time to die."

April 9th, in Franklin co., Pa., of inflammation of the bowels, HENRY FREY, aged 15 years, 2 months, and 27 days. Funeral services by P. Hunsicker, P. H. Parret, and P. Waddle, from James 1:11, 12.
He's gone to join the angels,
On yonder shining shore;
He sweetly sleeps in Jesus,
Where pain is felt no more.

May 8th, in Tazewell co., Ill., of Diptheria, JOSIAH, infant son of Joseph and Barbara RISSER, aged 5 months, and one day.

[Blesssed spelled as it was written. Diptheria spelled as it was written.]

Transcribed by Ruth Schrock, Indiana

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