Herald of Truth Obituaries - January, 1874

Herald of Truth - Volume XI, Number 1 - January 1874 - Page 15


May 12th, in Hickory co., Mo., after suffering intense pain for two weeks, Sister CATHARINE KOONTZ, wife of Pre. Charles Koontz, aged 33 years, 9 months, and 24 days. She leaves a bereaved husband and 6 children to mourn their loss. She was a beloved sister of the Amish Mennonite church. Appropriate remarks were made on the funeral occasion by John Klopfenstein, and Jacob Yoder.

In Yankton, Dakota Territory, HENRY, son of Abraham VOTH. Buried Oct. 25th. The Voth family emigrated during the past summer to this place from Russia.

Oct. 25th, in Baltimore co., Md., of Palsy, Pre. JOHN MAST, aged 78 years, 8 months, and 22 days. His last words were, "I am in the hands of Jesus. He labored in the service of his Master many years in the Amish Mennonite church. The gospel of Jesus Christ, brotherly love, and a love for all appeared to be his greatest joy. Funeral services by John P. Mast, and David Stoltzfusz, from Rev. 14:12, 13.

Transcriber's note: David Stoltzfusz transcribed as printed. Probably a misspelling.

Nov. 15th, in Adams co., Ind., very suddenly, BERENA, wife of Isaac MOSER, aged 48 years, 1 month, and 20 days. She leaves a husband and three children to mourn their loss.

Dec. 9th, in Allen co., Ohio, infant son of Isaac and Christiana KOHLI, aged 6 days. Sermon by Abraham, and C. P. Steiner.

Dec. 11th, in Allen co., Ohio, of Lung and Typhoid fever, Bro. ULRICH BESINGER, aged 75 years, 1 month, and 7 days. He was sick but 9 days. He expressed a desire to depart and be with Jesus. Appropriate remarks were made on the funeral occasion by C. P. Steiner, Abm. Steiner, and J. Musser.

Transcriber's note: The last name of Ulrich Besinger was unclear. It looks like it might be BOESINGER with the "o" being combined with the "e" and I can't reproduce it on the computer.

Dec. 14th, in Jefferson co., Iowa, of slow Palsy and Inflammatory Rheumatism, SUSANNA ESHLEMAN, wife of Bro. Samuel Eshleman, aged 69 years, and 25 days. She was a consistent member of the Brethren (Tunker) church. With her husband she emigrated from Pennsylvania about 25 years ago, during which time she suffered 10 years, yet she bore her afflictions with christian fortitude. Sermon by Peter Lutz.
She's gone to join the angels
On yonder shining shore;
She sweetly sleeps in Jesus,
Where pain is felt no more.

Dec. 15th, in Woodford co., Ill., of the infirmities of age, PETER FARNEY, aged 76 years, and 10 days. Buried the 16th in the presence of many relatives and friends, at which time remarks appropriate to the occasion were made by Jacob Zehr, and Joseph Stuckey, from 1 Thess. 4: and John 5.

Nov. 27th, in Osage co., Kansas, Bro. DANIEL KLOPFENSTEIN, aged 33 years, 11 months, and 23 days. He leaves a wife and three children bereft of husband and father. Services by O. H. Caw in English, from Ps. 39.

Transcribed by Ruth Schrock, Indiana

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