Herald of Truth Obituaries - March, 1875

Herald of Truth - Volume XII, Number 3 - March 1875, Page 46, 47

(Transcriber's note: Usually, but not always, county is not capitalized in the original document, thus you will find those inconsistencies in this transcription.)

Dec. 12th, 1874, on Blanchard river (sic), Putnam Co., Ohio, sister MARIA, wife of Bro. Christian SHENK, aged 77 years and 2 months. Buried on the 14th. Sister Shenk was sick but a short time. She filled her place in church on the 6th as usual, and on Saturday following she was a corpse.

February 16, 1875, in the same neighborhood, of the infirmities of age, Bro. JACOB MOYER, aged 79 years. Buried on the 12th. Bro. Moyer had a desire to depart and be with Christ: and he also felt greatly concerned about his family, his friends, and neighbors: as an evidence, a short time previous to his death, he selected the hymn written by Chrisoph Dock,
"Mein lebensfaden lauit zn ende,
Mein Pilgerfahrt ist bald gethan,"
and requested that it should be sung or read at his funeral, which was also complied with. Funeral discourses on both occasions by G. Brenneman.

Jan 31st, in Elkhart Co., Ind., Sister CATHARINE, widow of Christian CHRISTOPHEL, deceased, aged 84 years, 8 months and 26 days. She was buried at Yellow Creek Meeting House on the 2nd of Feb. Funeral services, at the house, by M. Kreider; at the Meeting House, by J. Waldner P. Tshetter, from Russia, and H. Shaum. The deceased Sister was born in Alsace, France, and came, in her younger years, to Germany. In 1841, with her husband and youngest child, emigrated to Ohio, where two of her sons, John and Jacob, had already come one year before. As they were poor they had to leave three children in Germany; but by the aid of the Brethren in Mahoning and Columbiana Conuties (sic), they came some time afterwards. The deceased could truly say: If our days by reason of strength, are fourscore years, yet is their (sic) strength, labor and sorrow. We hope she is now at rest in heaven.

June 3rd, 1874 near Churchtown, Lancaster co., Pa., Bro. JACOB BYLER, aged 63 years, 11 months and 17 days. He was an earnest and faithful brother in the Amish Church, and was beloved by all who knew him.

Dec 21st, 1874, in Putnam Co., Ohio, EMMA, daughter of Henry and Elizabeth BRENNEMAN aged 10 months and 18 days. Services by C. Culp and C. B. Brenneman.

Dec. 30th, 1874, in Doylestown, Bucks co. Pa. C. NAGELI, aged 42 years. Services by Levi Shipe and J. M. Haldeman.

Dec. 30th, 1874, in Markham, York co., Ont., of the infirmities of age, Bro. JOHN RISSER, aged 87 years and 3 months. On New Year's day his remains were interred at Weidman's burying-ground, where appropriate remarks were made by J. Weidman and A. Rommer, from 2 Tim. 4:6-8. He has gone to a beter (sic) country, where he will reap the good he has sown.

Jan. 11th, near Churchtown Lancaster co., Pa., Bro. JOSEPH KURTZ, aged 78 years, 8 months and one day. Funeral services by Emmanuel Newswanger in German, and John Landis in English. Bro. Kurtz was a faithful and beloved brother. He has gone to reap the rewards of his labor.
Thus-Friend after friend departs,
Who hath not lost a friend?

Jan 16th, in Elkhart co., Ind., of protracted illness, Sister GERTRUDE SEESE, wife of Bro. Tobias Seese, aged 66 years, 5 months and 27 days. The funeral occasion was improved by remarks from the brethren, James Culbertson and Henry Shaum in English, and J. A. Beutler in German.

Jan. 16th, in Montgomery co., Pa., MARY TYSON, daughter of Joseph and Mary Tyson, aged 20 years and one day. Services by Joseph Hendricks and Henry Johnson.
"I am young, but I must die
In my grave I soon shall lie:
Am I ready now to go,
If the will of God be so?

Lord prepare me for my end,
To my heart thy Spirit send:
Help me, Jesus thee to love,
Take my soul to heaven above."

Jan. 17th, in Hilltown, Bucks co., Pa., JOHN SLUTTER, aged 68 years, 9 months and 16 days. Sermon by J. M. Haldeman and John Allabach.

Jan. 18th, in McLean co., Ill., of Consumption, ELIAS YODER, aged 53 years, 2 months and several days. He leaves a greatly bereaved wife and 7 children to mourn their loss. Buried in Lantz' graveyard in the presence of many acquaintances, at which time appropriate remarks were made in English and German by Joseph Stuckey, from Amos 4:12; and James 4:14.

Jan. 19th, in Gaines, Kent co., Mich., of Consumption, Sister ANNA MELVELLE ZELNER, daughter of Aaron and Anna Zelner, aged 23 years, 7 months and 9 days.

Jan. 20th, near Boyertown, Berks co., Pa., BARBARA, wife of John BORNEMAN, aged 79 years, 3 months and 25 days. Her maiden name was HIRSTINE. She was married on the 13th of September, 1827. She had two children, a son and a daughter. She lived a widow 22 years. She was buried at the Mennonite burying-gound at Boyertown. Funeral discourse by A. Gottshalk and Alexander Mack. She was followed to her last resting place by a large concourse of friends and relatives.

Jan. 21st, in Allen co., Ohio, INFANT DAUGHTER of Joseph and Nancy BRENNEMAN.

I take these little lambs said he
And lay them in my breast;
Protection they shall find in me-
In me be ever blest.

Death may the bonds of life unloose,
But can't dissolve my love;
Millions of infant souls compose
The family above.

Jan. 23rd, near Peru, Ind., of Congestion of the lungs, NOAH E., son of Daniel A., and Mary I. RICHER, aged 8 months and 25 days. Services by John Surran, at Eve Chapel, from 1 Cor. 15:55, and by Abraham Miller, at Florey's Meeting house, near the graveyard, from Rev. 19:6-9. May the Lord console the mourning parents.

Jan. 26th, in Beaver Tp., Mahoning co., Ohio, Sister ANNA, daughter of Jacob L., and Mary LEHMAN, aged 26 years, 1 month and 11 days. While prostrated on her couch of affliction she longed for nobler joys than earth can yield, and according to her desire, she was baptized several weeks previous to her death. Services by Jacob Culp and Joseph Bixler.

Jan. 29th, in Waterloo co., Canada, Bro. JACOB KROFF, at the advanced age of 90 years, __? months, and 26 days. He enjoyed remarkably good health up to the 26th of December, 1874, when he had a stroke of palsy, whereby his right side and also his tongue became paralyzed. He served as deacon in the Amish Church in Canada about 50 years, during which time his seat was seldom vacant when he was able to go. He leaves an aged widow, about two years his junior, with whom he lived in holy matrimony 64 years.

February 25th in Elkhart co., Ind., WILLIAM HENRY NULL, son of Christian and Mary Null, aged 8 months and 8 days.

Jan. 31st, in Juniata Co., Pa., after a brief illness, sister SUSANNA MUSSER, aged 70 years, 2 months and 28 days. On the 2nd of February, her remains were interred in the Lost Creek Graveyard. She was a faithful sister, and we believe she is now within the fold of Jesus. Appropriate remarks were made by Samuel Winey in German, and Wm. Graybill in English, from the words, "It is finished."

Feb 7th, in Mahoning co., Ohio, of Consumption, ANNA KOPPES, wife of Henry Koppes, aged 30 years, 7 months and 28 days. She leaves a husband and two children to mourn their loss. Services by Isaac Good, H. Beery and E. Hunsberger, from 1 Cor. 15:56.

Feb. 13th, in LaGrange co., Ind., of severe pain and suffering for nearly five months, Pre. TOBIAS L. YODER, aged 59 years and 18 days. He bore his severe affliction with Christian fortitude, and frequently expressed a desire to depart and be with Jesus. He was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite Church. He leaves a bereaved wife and seven children. Services were held by the brethren, David D. and David S. Miller, from John 5:19-29; 1 Thess. 4:13-18.


The following deaths all occurred in Lancaster co., Pa.:

Nov. 25th, 1874, Bro. HENRY NEFF, of West Hempfield Tp., aged 58 years, 5 months and 4 days. Brother Neff was sick of Dropsy 27 days.

Dec. 3rd, 1874, HENRY CONKLIN, of West Hempfield Tp., aged 72 years and 9 months.

Dec. 8th, 1874, Sister ANNA ROHRER, of Manheim Tp., aged 55 years, 11 months and 21 days. Sister Rohrer was a faithful member of the old Brethren Church.

?****? Dec. 11th, 1874, JACOB H. HERTZLER, of Rapho Tp., aged 13 years, 11 months and 11 days. May God comfort his afflicted wife.

Dec. 12th, 1874, Sister BARBARA LONGENECKER, of Penn Tp., aged 85 years, 8 months and 25 days. Sister Longenecker was acquainted with sorrow.

Dec. 15th, 1874, MARY GISH, of Mt. Joy Tp., aged 70 years, 8 months and 28 days.

Dec. 23rd, 1874, JACOB LINDEMUTH, of Conoy Tp., aged 79 years, 7 months and 11 days.

Dec. 26th, 1874, MARY BURKHOLDER, daughter of DANIEL and ANNA BURKHOLDER, of Warwick Tp., aged 1 year, 3 months and 16 days. When little children die, parents can have the best hope.

Dec. 28th, 1874, Sister CATHARINE STIBGEN, of West Hempfield Tp., aged 77 years, 1 month and 12 days. Sister Stibgen was poor in this world's goods, but she had faith in God which is better than gold.

Jan. 2nd, 1875, ALICE M. KOPP, of Mount Joy Tp., aged 1 year, 11 months and 18 days. By the death of children parents' hearts are often drawn to God.

Jan. 5th, Sister CATHARINE BINKLEY, of Manor Tp., aged 66 years, 3 months and 15 days. Sister Binkley was a faithful member of our church.

Jan. 10th, LIZZIE KLINE, of Manor Tp., aged 27 years and 10 days.

Jan. 13th, Bro. JACOB ERB, sen., of East Donegal Tp., aged 74 years, 7 months and 13 days. Brother Erb was a faithful member and an ornament to the church.

Jan. 18th, Bro. CYRUS SHENK, of West Donegal Tp., aged 27 years, 3 months and 1 day. Brother Shenk earnestly sought and found the Lord. He received baptism, the Lord's Supper, and feet washing a few days before his death.

Jan. 23rd, JACOB NISSLY, sen., of Sporting Hill, aged 74 years, 1 month and 7 days.

Jan. 24th, Sister MARIA KAUFFMAN, of East Hempfield Tp., aged 64 years and 24 days. Sister Kauffman was unwell the last 30 years; the last two years she was confined to her bed. Death was a relief unto her.

Jan. 27TH, CHRISTIAN HABECKER, of East Hempfield Tp., aged 30 days. Blessed be God for the hope we can have when infants die.


Transcribed by Donna Schrock Birkey, Illinois.

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