Herald of Truth Obituaries - March, 1877

Herald Of Truth - Volume XIV, Number 3 - March, 1877, pages 46, 47 and 48

Dec. 27th, 1876, in Oregon, Lancaster Co., Pa., of Diphtheria, ANNA L. BRUBAKER, wife of Henry Brubaker (maiden name Hess), aged 22 years, 4 months and 26 days. Services by Charles Hostetter, Amos Herr and Christian Bomberger. Text: Mark 13:33-37. Our sister in Christ was received in the church through baptism on the 27th of August, 1876. She sought the Lord and it is believed she found Him, nearly two weeks previous to her death. Her thoughts flowing out through the pen, in admonition and encouragement to a friend, bear testimony that she was a sincere Christian, it appeared as if she really felt that we have no abiding city here, and shall seek a future home. It may be of some good to us all brethren, sisters and friends, to read the desire of one, when nearing the end of her pilgrimage, hence I will send some of her writing that it may appear in print. "Sabbath morn--Dear and beloved sister in the Lord, as I am blest with health and mind unto this present hour, I will try by the help of God to answer your most welcome letter. I have mentioned, above all how the Lord has spared us, but oh how long yet is unknown to me! I sometimes feel as though my time would not be long any more in this troublesome world, but my wish is to do the will of God, to love and serve him who shed his precious blood for us all. I have felt so sad I hardly knew what to do, but then I knelt down and prayed to an all-seeing God and Father. O, how I wished that if my time will soon be out, that he will take me to that happy and heavenly home. I then wished to open the Testament, and that God would direct my finger upon a line that God would direct my finger upon a line that would do me good; so I opened and read a chapter. I then felt as if I should open the hymn book, and did so, and behold I found something very encouraging to me; I then felt as though the Lord had heard my prayer. You will find it in the Lancaster Hymn Book page 386,

"Ich hab mein Sach Gott heimgestellt."

Dear sister, I feel happy that I can say sister in the Lord. I hope we may ere long meet, and have a personal talk, if it be the Lord's will; but if not in this world, I hope and wish above all, that we may be prepared to meet above where parting is unknown. May the Lord be with us unto a happy end through Jesus Christ, Amen."

May 28th, 1876, in Lancaster Co. Pa., JOHN W. MARTIN, aged 59 years, 11 months and 12 days.

Nov. 2nd, in Elkhart Co., Ind., HENRY SYMENSMA, aged 17 years, 1 month and 25 days.

Dec. 24th, near Astoria, Fulton Co., Ill., after a lingering illness of consumption, ANNIE FITZ (family name Boyer), wife of Samuel Fitz, aged 27 years, 4 months and 22 days. She leaves a bereaved husband and one child to mourn their loss. Arthur Black and ---Moyer officiated at the funeral. Text: Job 14:14.

Dec. 26th, in Somerset Co., Pa., FANNY, daughter of Jeremiah and Lizzie LIVINGSTON, aged 5 months and 8 days. Services by Peter A. Blough, from Heb. 9:27.

Sep. 30th, 1876, in Bucks Co., Pa., at the residence of her nephew, Samuel G. Landis, at Grier's Corner, MAGDALENA LANDIS, aged 83 years.

Dec. 31st, in Lancaster Co., Pa., Bro. DAVID ESHLEMAN, aged 72 years, 2 months and 9 days.

Jan 8th in North Lawrence, Stark Co., Ohio, Sister CATHARINE STAUFFER, aged 66 years and 9 days.

Jan. 13th, in Mt. Pleasant, Westmoreland Co., Pa., Sister ELISABETH TINSMAN, aged 73 years, 3 months and 3 days. Interred in the Mennonite grave-yard the 15th, at which time appropriate remarks were delivered by Pelocks and J. Blouch.

Jan. 16th, in Jewell Co., Kansas, of lung fever, GEORGE, son of George and Fanny ATKINS, aged one year, one month and 6 days. Buried in the presence of many relatives and friends at Pleasant Hill.

Jan. 10th, in Somerset Co., Pa., of old age, at the residence of his grand-son, Bro. HENRY BLOUGH, aged 93 years, 11 months and 4 days. The aged patriarch lived to see his offspring to the fourth generation. Fifty or sixty years ago he became lame in his legs and had to use staves, and rode sideways on a horse. Notwithstanding his infirmities, his seat in church was seldom vacant until he became too feeble from age. He has always been a faithful brother. For many years he desired to depart and be with Christ. A year since his sight failed, but his memory was good. His body was placed in the family grave-yard in the presence of a large number. Sermon by the aged bishop, Samuel Blough, from Rev. 14:12, 13.

Jan. 21st, in Cambria Co., Pa., of dropsy of the heart, Bro. CHRISTIAN WEAVER, aged 63 years, 7 months and 15 days. Buried in the family grave-yard in the presence of many sympathizing friends. Sermon by Bishop Samuel Blough, from 1 Cor 15:20-22.

Jan. 23rd, in Cambria Co., Pa., a child of Bro. Adam Eash, aged 2 months.

Jan. 21st, at Lampeter Square, Lancaster Co., Pa., Dr. DANIEL MUSSER, aged 67 years, 2 months and several days. The deceased was a bishop of the New Mennonites. Services by John Kohr, from Rev. 14:13.

Jan. 22nd, near Chatsworth, Livingston Co., Ill., of inflammation of the lungs, SAMUEL, son of Peter and Magdalena HIRSTEIN, aged one year, 4 months and 18 days. Henry L. Shelly and Benjamin F. Hamilton officiated.

Jan. 26th, in York Co., Pa., of consumption, Bro. ULRICH WITMER, aged 24, 11 months and 21 days. Discourse by Dr. F. Stauffer, from Isa. 60:20.

Febr. 1st, in St. Joseph Co., Ind., JOHN, son of Oscar JOHNSON, aged one year, 4 months and 20 days. Services by Henry Shaum.

Febr. 1st, in Elkhart Co., Ind., EMMA CULP, infant daughter of Samuel Culp, aged 16 days. Services by J. F. Funk.

On --------, near Morrison, Whiteside Co., Ill., MENNO, son of John and Regemi BRILLHART, aged 6 weeks and 2 days. Services by H. Nice and J. Kornhaus. Buried Feb. 1st.

Feb. 2nd, in Whiteside Co., Ill. CHARLES, son of Philip and Anna NICE, aged one day less than 7 months. Services by A. Ebersole, J. Allebach and J. Moyer.

Feb. 3rd, in Fulton Co., O., of a long illness, VERONICA, wife of Daniel WYSE, aged 29 years, 9 months and 28 days. She suffered great pain over a year, yet bore it with Christian patience, She leaves a husband and two children to mourn their loss. Text: Jn. 5:24--30.

Feb 15th, in Fulton Co., Ohio, JOHN RUPP, aged 65 years, 1 month and 5 days. He was in Archbold. His son was going to Indiana, and he went on the train with his son to speak to some person. The train started, he sprang off falling on his head, which caused his death in 3 12 hours. Services by J. Gerig, of Allen Co., Ind., from 2 Cor. 5:14-21.

Nov. 20th, in Fulton Co., O., of hemorrhage, JOSEPH FREY, aged 25 years, 3 months and 11 days. Appropriate remarks by J. Nafziger and C. Freienberger, from 1 Cor. 15:17-30.

Dec. 9th, in Fulton Co., O., of lung disease, JACOB ECKLEY, aged 53 years, 11 months and 15 days. Words of comfort on the funeral occasion by J. Wyse and C. Freienberger, from John 5:14,25.

Dec.16th, in Fulton Co., O., of inflammation of the bowels, Bro. PETER SCHAD, aged 76 years and 8 months. About 7 years ago he had a stroke of palsy, by which he became lame, and lost his speech. He was a brother in the Amish church. Services by C. Freienberger, J. Nafziger and C. Stuckey, from Rev. 14:12,13.

Feb. 14th, in Elkhart Co., Ind., HARRIET MOYER, aged 26 years, 4 months and 17 days. Buried at the Yellow Creek burying-ground, where services were held. The house was filled to overflowing with relatives and sympathizing friends.

Feb. 10th, in Allen Co., Ohio, of spinal disease, REBECCA, daughter of Henry and Elisabeth GOOD, aged 11 months and 27 days. Services by C. B. Brenneman.

Feb. 14th in Allen Co., Ohio, SYLVESTER, son of Peter and Frances LEAMAN, aged 3 months and 26 days. Services by Wm. C. B. Brenneman and John Shenk.

Nov. 23rd 1876, in Juniata Co., Pa., of old age, Sister ELISABETH BUCKWALTER, aged 78 years, 10 months and 20 days. Buried in the family grave-yard. Services by Wm. Graybill and Wm. Auker, from Jn. 11:26.

Jan 1st, in Stark Co., Ohio, Sister SUSAN WENGER, widow, aged 79 years and 7 months. Discourse by Joseph Bixler and H. Walter.

Jan. 3rd , in Wayne Co., Ohio, Sister CATHARINE STAUFFER, aged 66 years and 9 days.. Service by M. Rohrer.

Jan. 19th, in Thompsontown, Juniata Co., Pa., John Houghstetler, aged 86 years, 6 mos. and 22 days. Services at Lost Creek, by Jacob S. Graybill and Solomon Kauffman. Text: Isa. 38:1.

Jan. 21st, in Juniata Co., Pa., Sister Elisabeth Houghstetler, widow of Jacob Houghstetler, at the advanced age of 88 years, 6 months and 2 days. The aged sister had a very retentive memory, which continued to the last. She was fully resigned to the will of her Maker, and patiently awaited the time of her departure. She has gone to the rest prepared for the people of God. Services by Jacob S. Graybill and others. Text: Heb. 4:9.

Jan. 22nd, in Waterloo Co., Ont., Bro. Henry Schneider, in his 67th year. Buried the 25th .

Jan. 25th, in Davis Co., Iowa, MOSES STOLTZFUS, aged 26 years.

Jan. 25th, in Fairview, Wayne Co., Ohio, at the residence of Bro. E. Wenger, Bro. BENJAMIN WMSTHEFFER, aged 52 years, and 19 days. The brother had a stroke of the palsy, and after a time recovered; he then felt the need of a Savior, and was baptized. Services by M. Rohrer.

Jan. 27th, in Juniata Co., Pa., of consumption, Sister ELISABETH BRUBAKER, aged 28 years, less one day. She had made peace with God, and had a desire to depart and live with Christ, which is far better. Buried near Richfield. Services by the brethren Samuel Winey, Thomas and Wm. Graybill, from 2 Cor. 5:1.

Jan. 24th in Archbold, Fulton Co., Ohio, son of Peter and Elisabeth NAFZIGER, aged 2 years, 2 months and 5 days. The children, four in number, were playing on the table, and upset the lamp and breaking it, and from the oil taking fire the child was so badly burnt that it died the next day.

Feb. 3rd, near Archbold, Fulton Co., Ohio, VERONICA WISE, aged 29 years, 9 months and 28 days. Services by Rev. Freienberger, from John 5:24--30.

Feb. 10th, in Allen Co., Ohio, of spinal affection, Rebecca, only daughter of Henry and Bettie Good, aged 1 year less 4 days.

Feb. 12th, in Lancaster Co., Pa., ANNA, daughter of Brother Isaac H. and Susan ROHRER, aged 8 years, 2 months and 12 days. On the following Thursday her remains were interred.

Feb. 4th, at Nappanee, Elkhart Co., Ind., MARY YODER, wife of Christian J. Yoder, aged 54 years, 3 months and 21 days. Words of comfort by M. E. Kreider.

Jan. 6th, in Bucks Co., Pa., SAMUEL LAPP, aged 60 years, 4 months and 5 days. Buried at Line Lexington. Services by S. Leatherman and S. Godshalk.

Jan. 25th, in Bucks Co., Pa., ANNA HAINES, aged 66 years, 9 months and 12 days. Buried at Perquese.

Feb. 9th, in Johnson Co., Iowa, of consumption, CATHARINE, wife of Levi D. YODER, aged 27 years, 1 months and one day. She died in a living hope that she would be with her Redeemer. Services by John Zimmerman, Abner Yoder and C. Miller.

Feb. 4th, in Salisbury, Lancaster Co., Pa., Bro. DAVID MARTIN, aged 46 years, 5 months and 13 days.

Feb. 2nd, in Holmes Co., Ohio, Sr. SUSANNA MOYER, age 71 years, 4 months and 54 days. Services by Henry and Jacob Kilmer, from Heb.4:8. Sister Moyer was a faithful member of the Mennonite church, was severely afflicted during the latter part of her life, but with Christian fortitude she bore her sufferings and looked forward with desire to the day of her release. She was a zealous and consistent Christian, and we have the evidence that she is gone to her eternal rest.

Feb. 5th, in Bucks Co., Pa., of dropsy of the heart, JOHN L. DETWEILER, aged 55 years, 5 months and 23 days. Buried at Deep Run. Services by Isaac Oberholtser and I. Moyer.

Feb. 9th, in Bucks Co., Pa., of consumption, SUSANNA MOYER, aged 45 years and 17 days. Isaac Moyer and Saml. Godshalk made remarks on the occasion.

Transcribed by: Cheri Salz, Illinois

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