Herald Of Truth - Volume XIV, Number 1 - January, 1877, page 15
Dec. 3rd, in Page Co. Iowa, of Croup, HENRY, son of John and Fanny SHELLENBERGER, aged 6 months and 19 days. Funeral discourse by J. S. Good, from Mark 10:13--16.
Dec. 3rd, in Montgomery Co., Pa., of nervous disease and fever, JACOB BAUMAN, aged 72 years, one month and 3 days He suffered three weeks. Buried the 7th, in the Herford Mennonite grave-yard, in the presence of a large assembly. Funeral Sermon by I. Clemmer, and Andrew Mack from Rev. 14:13. Peace to his ashes.
Dec. 6th, in Eden Twp., LaGrange Co, Ind., infant daughter
of Paul and Esther HOSTETLER, at the age of 4 months and
16 days. Services by Joseph J. Borntreger, from Matt. 19:14.
Mir ist sehr wohl geschehen,
Ich leb' in won und Frued;
Ihr sollt mieh wieder sehen,
Dort in der Herlichkeit.
On the evening of July 3rd, in Van Buren twp., LaGrange Co., Ind., instantly, by lightening, son of John J. and Veronica BERNTREGER, aged 12 years, 2 months and one day. Buried the 4th. Services by David Miller, and John C. Berntreger, from John 5:20-30; 1 Peter 1.
Dec. 2nd, in Marion Co., Kansas, Bro. HENRY B. BURKHOLDER in the 30th year of his age, after suffering severely for eight weeks from disease of the heart. Notwithstanding his great affliction, he frequently talked of the beauties of the spirit world. One night as I sat on the bed beside him he threw his arm around me, and said , I should talk to him of Jesus and of heaven. At another time he quoted some of Pauls words to the Philippians 3:12-14, and asked me to find it. He felt to adopt it as his. He had a longing desire to depart and be with Christ. The last evening of his life while upon the brink of the Jordan he prayed the Father to let him pass over, which was granted him the following morning at 5 o'clock, when, without a struggle he went quietly and calmly to sleep, leaving a little daughter, and many friends and acquaintances to mourn their loss, his beloved wife having preceded him to the spirit world. Funeral services the 3rd. Appropriate remarks by John Evers, Henry Hornberger, and Jacob Holdeman, from Job 14:10; and 103 Psalms 15. Many a sympathizing tear was shed over Bro. Henry's remains while with solemnity we wondered at the wisdom of God in casting his lot in a distant land, to be nursed and cherished by strange hands without a single relative to witness his death or burial. Truly we can say, as much higher as the heavens are above the earth so much higher are the Lord's ways above our ways, and his thoughts above our thoughts. R. J. Heatwole.
On the 23rd of November, in Wayne Co., Ohio, of rheumatism of the heart, Bro. JACOB TROYER, aged 77 years, 3 months and 17 days. He was buried on the 26th, at which time there was a large number of relatives and friends assembled to show their last respects to the old father. He was a faithful brother in the Amish church, in which he served as deacon for a number of years. In the evening he was as well as usual, and in the morning about 8 o'clock he died. Funeral services by John Smiley and John P. King in German, and John Shoemaker in the English. Text: Matthew 24:43, 44.
Oct. 23rd, near Allenville, Mifflin Co., Pa., of the infirmities of age and dropsey, Sister A. BEILER, aged 87 years, 2 months and 14 days. She was a faithful sister in the Amish Mennonite church. She lived 64 years in the bonds of wedlock with her husband, who mourns his loss. Yet not without a living hope that she is with her Redeemer. Words of comfort were made on the funeral occasion by David Peachey.
On the 8th of December, in Wayne co., Ohio, BARBARA, daughter of Pre. Henry BEERY, aged about 25 years. She had been ill for some time. She was baptized the day before she died, and was buried on Saturday following.
On the 10th of Dec. Sister POLLY COPPES, widow of Abraham Coppes, aged 56 years, 4 months and 18 days. Buried the 12th.
Transcribed by: Cheri Salz, Illinois