Herald of Truth Obituaries - February, 1877

Herald Of Truth - Volume XIV, Number 2 - February, 1877 page 30, 31

On the 22nd of December, 1876, near Chambersburg, Franklin Co., Pa., of Bronchial Consumption, Bro. JACOB GROVE, aged 79 years, 5 months, and 28 days. Buried on the following Sunday. Services by Bros. John Hunsicker, Peter Wadel and Noah Zook, from I Pet. 1: 23, 24. Bro. Grove, during the earlier part of his life was a moralist and held these views until about a year ago, when he became sickly, which caused him to see his error and change his views. He then requested to be baptized and received into the church, which was done. I visited him frequently during his sickness. He bore his sufferings patiently. The day before he died he said to me, "To-morrow, I am going home." He could scarcely wait until the next day came, when he should leave this unfriendly world and go to his rest. He leaves an aged companion, and two brothers, one 82, and the other, 85 years old, and a large circle of friends and relatives. As a neighbor, a friend and companion, he enjoyed the confidence of all; he filled out the measure of his days, and when death came, he was ready to go. His death was another triumph of the grace of God unto helpless sinners, and we need not mourn as those who have no hope. He was buried in the Salem Church graveyard, where the hymn was sung.
"Wer wiess wie nabe mir wein Ende."

Correction.-In the notice of Samuel Hartman, in the December No., instead of Oct. 24, read Nov. 24, and instead of Isa. 13:17, read 38:17.

Nov. 11th, 1876, in Jewell Co., Kansas, of palsy, Levi Zimmerman, aged 52 years, 9 months and 27 days. Remarks were made on the funeral occasion by John Snyder in English and Abraham Lapp in German, from Jn. 5: 24-29. "The happy season soon will come, When saints shall meet in heaven their home; Eternally with Christ to dwell, Not ever hear the sound farewell."

March 20th, in Lancaster Co., Pa., Sister Elisabeth Mumaw, aged 74 years, 10 months and 22 days. She was much beloved by her neighbors and friends as a Christian, patient in her last illness, and died in the faith in Christ. Text: 2 Cor. 5:1-3.

May 28th, Anna Maria Slusser, aged 23 years and 3 months. Through young she was married, but separated from her husband, and led a life of sin, from the consequence of which she suffered very much. May this be a warning to the young and careless. O, how awful will it be to appear before the righteous judge.

July 14th, in ---------- ------------, Jessie Ann Barr, aged 1 year, 6 months and 18 days.

August 18th, in ------------, Ohio, Mary C. Schlagle, aged 15 years, 2 months and 26 days. She was a deaf-mute, had been to the deaf and dumb asylum, in Columbus, and was spending the vacation at home. She was at her grandfather's the evening before her death, and when making a fire, took the can and poured some coal oil on the wood. The can exploded, her clothes took fire, and before assistance could be given, she was so badly burnt that she died in twelve hours, suffering much pain. This again should be a warning to all who are careless with oil.

Dec.. 12th, in ---------------, Ohio, Lot Kay, aged 46 years, 4 months and 26 days. Several days previous to his death he was from home and partook freely of liquor. On his way home he fell from his horse, and laid out all night; when found he was so badly frozen that death ensued. A word of warning to all who are in the habit of drinking. Read Isaiah 28, also 58.

Sept.. 9th, in Medina Co., Ohio, Jonas Godshall, aged about 70 years.

Sept. 7th, in Medina Co., Ohio, Maria Coppes, wife of Jacob Coppes, aged 60 years, 4 months and 13 days.

Oct.. 17th, at the same place, Jacob Coppes, aged 70 years, 7 months and 13 days.

Dec.. 19th, at the same place, Lloyd, son of Daniel and Catharine Coppes, aged 27 days. The last three deaths were all in one house.

Nov. 22nd, in Medina Co., Ohio, Rachel, wife of Michael Daly, aged 74 years, 7 months and 27 days.

Dec.. 10th, in Medina Co., Ohio, Catharine Alderfer, wife of John Alderfer, aged 63 years, 10 months and 16 days. Sermon by Isaac Good, from 2 Tim. 4:6-8.

Nov. 29th, in Mahoning Co., Ohio, of the infirmities of age Barbara Metzler, aged 83 years, 4 months and 24 days. Buried Dec. 1st. Services by Jacob Culp and Peter Basinger.

On the 29th of Sept., near Oregon, Lancaster Co., Pa., ------ Reist, youngest daughter of Lewis Reist, aged 15 years, 1 month and 12 days. She had been at Millerville attending school, where her health began to decline and she had to return home in June. It soon became evident that she was wasting away with consumption. Her funeral was attended by a number of the teachers and scholars of the school, of which she had been a member. She was buried on October 3rd. Funeral services were conducted by Amos Herr and --- Kempfer. Her funeral was very largely attended.

Dec.. 29th, in North Lima, Mahoning Co., O., of palsy, Margaret, wife of Christiam Metzler, aged 49 years. Services by --------- Summers. She was sick but six hours. Text: "Be ye also ready, for in such an hour as ye think not, the Son of man cometh."

Nov. 6th, in McLean Co., Ill., of consumption, Rebecca Knagey, aged 35 years. Her maiden name was Zook. Her husband died several years ago in Missouri. She leaves 3 children to mourn their loss. Buried in Lantz' burying-ground. Services by Joseph Stuckey.

Nov. 17th, in Woodford Co., Ill., Bro. John Althaus, of heart dropsy, aged 69 years.

Nov. 23nd, in Woolwich, Ont., of epilepsy, Sister -------- Bauman, wife of ------ Bauman, in her 22nd year.

Dec.. 13th, in Twp. Waterloo, Ont., of consumption, Bro. John Sittler, aged 65 years, 9 months and 11 days.

Jan. 4th 1877, of apoplexy or a misstep, she fell down the stairway, and died in a few hours, ----- Sittler, wife of the above, aged 64 years, and 23 days.

On the 3rd of December, in Elkhart Co., Ind., of croup, Henry Z. ----- youngest child of Levi and Elisabeth Hoover, aged 1 year, 11 months and 17 days. Buried at Yellow Creek. Services by Jacob Wisler and Christian Baer. Text Rev. 13:13.

Nov. 30th, in Spring Garden, Lancaster Co., Pa., Meriak Lenz, aged 60 years, 8 months and 8 days. Funeral on Dec.. 2nd. Text: Heb. 13:14.

Dec.. 9th, in Rohrestown, Lancaster Co., Pa., Bro. Jacob Kreider, aged 63 years, 4 months and 2 days. Funeral on 12th. Text: Psalm 31:6. Brother Kreider was a faithful member of our Church.

Dec.. 19th 1876, in Berlin, Ontario, Widow Veronica Hoffman, of apoplexy in her 60th year.

Dec.. 19th, in Woolrich, Ont. of Rheumatism, or heart disease, Bro. David D. Bauman, aged 56 years, 9 months and -- days.

Dec.. 2nd, in Line Lexington Bucks Co., Pa., Mary Swartly, aged 77 years, 8 months and 22 days. Funeral services by I. Walter, S. Leatherman, J. Clemmer, and I. Rickert, from Heb 4:9.

Dec.. 12th, at Souders Station, Montgomery Co., Pa, Wm Barndt, son of Peter Barndt, aged 43 years, 3 months and 19 days. Buried at Franconia, Services by A. Horning, H. Godshall, and Josiah Clemmer, from Isa. 61:1,2.

Dec. 20th, in DeKalb Co., Ind., of Lung fever, George Fretz, aged 76 years, and 11 months. Sermon by James Coyle and Eli Stofer.

On the 10th of December, Helena, daughter of John Rempel, who in 1874 emigrated from Berdiansk, Russia to America and settled in Council Grove, Morris Co., Kansas. The deceased took sick of Typhoid fever and died after an illness of three weeks. She had been betrothed to P. Hiebert. Bro. William Ewert of Marion Co., Kansas had already been invited to perform the marriage service, but the Lord ordered it otherwise and instead of performing a marriage service he performed her burial service, which took place on the 14th of Dec.. Text: Wisdom 4:7-13. The pious Christian walk of the deceased gives us the hope that she died in peace.

Dec.. 24th, in Dauphin Co., Pa., of Typhoid fever Bro. Abraham S. Risser, aged 38 years, 2 months 4 days. Funeral on the 27th. Text: Psalm 31:6. Bro. Risser left a wife and two children, and a large circle of friends to mourn his early death. He was a bright shining light. Peace to his ashes!

Dec.. 26th, near Sporting Hill, Lancaster Co., Pa., Bro. Henry Martinsen*, aged 81 years and 9 days. Funeral on the 29th. Text: Rom. 6:23. Bro. Martin* embraced religion in the evening of his life.
*both names are used. This could be Henry Martin, Sen. (Senior)

Dec.. 22nd, in Washington Co., Iowa, Bro. Caleb Yoder, aged 82 years, 10 months and -- days. Text: 1 Cor. 15:37-50.

Dec.. 27th, in Wakarusa, Elkhart Co., Ind., Jesse, son of Levi Graves, aged 8 months and 14th* days. Services by J. M. Culbertson, from 1 Cor. 10:53-55. *Way it is stated.

Dec.. 29th, in Elkhart Co., Ind., of croup, C. M. Clay, son of Henry and Margaret Clay. Services by Chr. Farber and J. M. Culbertson, from Job 14:4.

Nov. 25th in Souderton, Montgomery Co., Pa., Alice Kline, daughter of Israel Kline, in her 10th year. Remarks by Abel Horning and Rev. Hillport.

Nov. 26th, same place, a daughter of William Burk, in her 5th year.

Dec.. 2nd, in Telford, Montg'y Co., Pa., infant daughter of John Hackman, between two and three months old. Words of comfort by John Allabach and Abel Horning.

Dec.. 2nd, in Souderton, Montg'y Co., Pa., Maria Smith, wife of Paul Smith, in her 36th year. Preaching by Rev. Hillport.

Dec.. 12th, of the same place, Bro. William Berns, in his 44th year. Buried at Franconia the 15th. Sermon by H. Gottschall, and A. Horning. Three times he received a stroke of the palsy, and also had white swelling in his youth. He was patient in affliction.

Dec.. 23rd, of the same place, William Gottschall, aged 75 years one month and 27 days. Buried the 26th, at Franconia. Services were held by Abel Horning, and Jacob Landis from Hosea 14, latter clause of verse 10.

Dec.. 26th, at the same place, Henry, son of Ephraim Freed, in his 3rd year. Services by Henry Nice and Jacob Loux.

Dec.. 26th, in Franconia, Montgomery Co., Pa., of sore throat, Henry, son of Ephraim and Hannah Freed, aged 2 years, 9 months and 12 days. Buried at Franconia. Services by Henry Nice and Jacob Loux.

Jan. 1st 1877, in McLean Co., Ill., of dropsy, ------ Stalter, wife of Joseph Stalter, aged 68 years, and 8 months. She was the mother of 13 children, 9 of whom survive her. On the 4th her remains were consigned to mother earth, at which opportunity remarks were made from Rev. 14:13, by Joseph Stuckey and ---- Henderson.

Note: Other sources give her name as "Katherina", maiden name "Reidiger". She was born 5 April 1908 in Ottenweyerhof, Germany. - ddk

Jan. 14th. in DuPage Co., Ill., David Martin, at the advanced age of 98 years, and 23 days. He leaves an aged and bereft companion who shared with him his joys and sorrows for sixty seven years. Born in Lancaster Co., Pa.

Jan. 6th 1877, near Shiremanstown, Cumberland Co., Pa., of diphtheria, Naomi, daughter of Edward and ----- Shope, aged 2 years, and 7 months. Buried the 9th at Slate Hill. Where remarks were made by J. N. Brubacher, J. M. Herr and G. Rupp.

Jan. 11th, near Shiremanstown, Cumberland Co., Pa., of diphtheria, Susie, daughter of Edward and ---- Shope, aged 6 years, 3 months and 26 days. Buried the 14th at Slate Hill, where remarks were made by H. Weber, J. Herr and G. Rupp. Both these children were sick but a few days. Bro. Shope has but one little boy remaining. Gods ways are not our ways.

Jan. 5th, in St. Joseph Co., Ind., Elisabeth A. Lutz, aged 62 years, 11 months and 10 days. She came from Montgomery in her infancy to Buttler Co., Pa., where she was married in 1835. Emigrated to Ind., in 1854. She leaves a bereaved husband and four children to mourn their loss, which is her eternal gain. Buried the 7th, at Shaum's burying ground, followed by an immense concourse of relatives and neighbors. Services by Moses Byers and J. M. Culbertson from Rev. 14:23.

Jan 10th, in Elkhart Co., Ind., of heart disease, John Hine, aged 44 years, 11 months and --- days. Services by Joel Shively and Andrew Bigler.

Jan. 5th, in Livingston, Co., Ill., of the infirmities of age, Sister Magdalena Rediger, aged 72 years and 26 days. Buried the 7th, when the largest number of brothers and sisters that ever attended a funeral in the county, assembled to pay the last tribute of respect to the departed sister. She leaves 5 deeply bereaved children to mourn their loss. Funeral services by John P. Schmitt, Jacob Zehr and Christian Schlagel, from 2 Cor. 5.

Jan. 10th in the Haw Patch, LaGrange Co., Ind., of typhoid pneumonia, Bro. John Hertzler, aged 80 years, 6 months and 4 days. He leaves an aged companion, who has been blind for several years, she felt very sorrowful, that she could not see him once more. May the Lord give her spiritual sight, and faith, that when she is called hence they may again meet on the blissful shores of eternity where parting will be no more. He was a faithful brother of the Amish Mennonite church. He was the father of 11 children 7 of whom are living. There are living 35 grand-children, and 14 great-grand children. Funeral sermon by Joseph Yoder, of Michigan, in German, and Jacob Burkey, in English, from Psa. 90:10. "Dearest father thou hast left us, Here thy loss we deeply feel; But 'tis God that has bereft us, He can all our sorrows heal. Yet again we hope to meet thee, When the day of life is fled; Then in heaven with joy to greet thee, Where no farewell tear is shed."

Jan. 8th, in Bedminster, Bucks Co., Pa., of the infirmities of age, Abraham Landis, aged 84 years, one month and 9 days. Interred the 11th in the presence of a large concourse of people at Deep Run Mennonite church, at which opportunity remarks were made by Isaac Oberholzer, Isaac Moyer, and Samuel Godschalk.

Jan. 11th in Milton Twp., Ashland Co., Ohio, of cancer, Peter Brubacher, aged 72 years, 7 months and 3 days. Text: 2 Cor. 5,1.

On the 4th day of January, in Johnson Co., Iowa, Daniel J. Guengerich, aged 58 years, 1 month and 21 days. He was in usual health went to the barn in the evening between 4 and 5 o'clock to water his horses and attend to his stock, he afterward returned to the house being badly hurt in the face he told his son George the horses are all watered but one and one was loose the other one was tied by the pump. They found it as he stated. He said he could help them no more they would have to do the feeding themselves. He requested them to tie a handkerchief around his head, it would do him some good. He being asked how he got hurt but he could not tell, within an hour from that time he became unconscious, they immediately sent for the Doctor but all medical skill was of no avail. He died that evening between 10 and 11. He was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite church, a good neighbor, a kind father, and affectionate husband, beloved by all classes of people young and old. Buried the 6th. A large concourse of friends and relatives followed him to the grave. Appropriate remarks were made by Fred. Schwarzendruber, Abner Yoder and others.

Transcribed by: Cheri Salz, Illinois

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