Herald of Truth Obituaries - September, 1880

Herald of Truth - Volume XVII, Number 9- September, 1880, page 171, 172

On the 12th of August, in Elkhart, Indiana, of stricture of the bowels, MARY LANDIS, widow of Joseph Landis, late of Bucks Co., Pa., aged sixty five years. Sister Landis has been afflicted for about a year, and suffered severely, especially during the last three weeks of her life. She bore her sufferings, however, with meekness and christian fortitude, and realizing that her change was nigh at hand, she was earnestly engaged in preparation for it. She desired an interest in the prayer of God's people and prayed earnestly herself. She was resigned to her heavenly Father's will, and desired to depart that she might go to her eternal rest. She manifested an earnest solicitude for the spiritual welfare of her children, and expressed a desire to be buried in the plain ways of the church of which she for so many years had been a member. We trust her example in these things may leave a lasting impression on our minds. Funeral services were held at the house of Bro. A. K. Funk, in Elkhart (whose wife is her only daughter), on Thursday evening at 8 o,clock, by J. S. Coffman, from John 19:27, after which the body was put on the 9 55 P.M. train, accompanied by A. K. Funk and wife and Joseph H. Landis and wife, and taken to her former residence in Bucks County, Pa., where, on the following Sunday, followed by a large concourse of friends and relatives, her body was laid to rest beside her husband at the old Deep Run Meeting house. She was a daughter of Pre. John Geil, of New Britian, who served in the ministry in the Line Lexington church fifty-five years.

May the 18th, in Juniata Co., Pa., of consumption, JOHN SHETTERLY, aged 36 years, 10 months and 6 days. Buried the 20th at Arlogost Church. Services by Thomas Graybill and Solomon Tressler, from John 5:24.

May the 20th, in Snyder Co., Pa., of diphtheria, SARAH JANE, daughter of Daniel and Catharine MITTERLING, aged 4 years, 4 months and 8 days. Buried the 22nd at Freemont. Services by Thomas Graybill from John 16:22.

On the 9th of July in Mahoning Co., Ohio, of disease of the kidneys, Bishop JACOB KOLB, aged 72 years, 1 month and 23 days. He was buried at the Centre M*eting-house, on Sunday, 11th, followed by a very large concourse of friends, relatives and neighbors to his last resting place. For one year he had not been able to be about with any satisfaction, and in his last trial he bore up with Christian fortitude , looking for that better home for which all the faithful in Christ Jesus hope. His last meeting with the church was June 13th, at communion. Though very weak at the time, he had a desire once more to commune with the church in remembrance of his Lord and Master, Jesus! In the death of Brother KOLB the church has lost a zealous laborer and one who will no doubt be missed. As a bishop he was worthy of the important position he held for twenty-five years, always endeavoring to have union and harmony in the church. His example truly is worthy of imitation; and whose character was pure and upright.

May the 27th, in Snyder Co., Pa., of diphtheria, SARAH IDA, daughter of Frederick and Sarah SHETTERLY, aged 6 years and 7 months. Buried 29th at Arlogost Church Services by Thomas Graybill, from John 14:4.

June 22nd, in Snyder Co., Pa., ELLA JOSEPHINE, daughter of John and Mary RADEL, aged 6 years, 5 months and 18 days. Buried at Arlogost Church. Services by Thomas Graybill and John H. Snyder, from Psalm 132:14.

July 9th, near New-Erection, Rockingham Co., Va., Sister ELIZABETH SWARTZ, aged 83 years, 11 months and 19 days. Buried at New-Erection on the 11th; appropriate remarks wore* made by Samuel Coffman, William T. Price and Daniel Heatwole. Text: John 5:25-29.

July the 15th, in Franklin Co., Pa., Sister SUSAN FLICKINGER, aged 88 years, 5 months and 1 day. Buried at the Chambersburg Meeting-house. Text: 2 Tim. 4:7,8.

July the 18th, very suddenly, in Franklin Co., Pa., Sister LYDIA, wife of Bro. Jacob MARTIN, in her 58th year. Buried at the Chamber-burg Meeting-house. She leaves a bereaved husband and 13 children, but they need not mourn as those who have no hope. They can follow her home to the land of the blest, where sighs are not heard and the weary ones can rest. Text: Matt. 24:44.

In Lower Salford Township, Montgomery Co., Pa., the family of Brother HENRY K. LANDIS was sorely afflicted by diphtheria. Five of his children died in the short space of eight days.

July 24th, HENRY, aged 9 years, 9 months and 27 days. He was buried at Franconia on the 27th. Funeral services by Isaac Clemens, Henry Price and Josiah Clemmer, from John 16:22.

July 27th, JONAS, aged 5 years, 6 months and 1 day.

July 29th, LIZZIE, aged 12 years, 4 months and 15 days. Both were buried together at Franconia on the 1st day of August. The funeral was largely attended. The services were held by Henry Nice, Henry Price, and Henry Bowers, from Job 1:21, latter clause.

July 31st, MAURICE, aged 1 year, 4 months and 25 days.

August 1st, IDA, aged 7 years, 1 month and 19 days. These two were buried together beside their other brothers and sister. Services were held by Henry S Bower, Henry Price and Henry Nice. Text: Baruch 4:19. These children were all glad to die; and one of them requested its parents shortly before its death that they should not put grand or showy clothes upon its body for burial. This is a loud call to the young, and to all classes without distinction.

On the 26th of July, in Baugo Tp., Elkhart Co., Ind., of consumption, Bro. JACOB STERNBERG, aged 40 years, 9 months and 19 days. His sufferings during the latter part of his life were severe, but he bore them with patience and resignation. He said to the writer that he could not praise God enough for his goodness and his mercy. His joy and delight seemed to be that he might be in the presence of God's children and listen to the conversation of heavenly things as well as speak of them himself. He had a strong and abiding hope in Christ, and was willing to depart and be with Him, which is far better. His only anxiety seemed to be for his family, but was resigned to the will of his Heavenly Father, expressing the confidence that God would keep them under His protecting care. His trust in God remained steadfast even to the last. He leaves a wife and two children to mourn his departure. He was buried on the 28th. Services by John F. Funk, J. S. Coffman and H. Shaum.

July 24th, near Nappanee, Elkhart Co., Ind., infant of Solomon STAHLEY, aged 7 weeks. Funeral services by _____ Angelmeier and Jonathan Smucker.

Near Nappanee, Elkhart Co., Ind., July 27th, LOVINA, and on the 29th, ELSINA, twin daughters of Christian and Mary STAHLEY, aged nearly 4 months. Both were place in one coffin and buried on the 30th. A great many young people were present and sympathized w*th the afflicted family. Services by Jonathan Smucker.

July 22nd, near Davidville, Somerset Co., Pa., Bro. JOHN I. KAUFFMAN, aged 50 years, 4 months and 16 days. Bro. Kauffman was a faithful member of the Amish church about 28 years. His death was unexpected, as he had worked in the harvest the 21st, but in the night was taken with pains in the region of the heart from which he suffered until 5 P. M. of the next day. The funeral services were conducted by Moses Miller, Jonas Harshberger and Isaac Miller, from John 5:24-30. He leaves a sorrowing widow and seven children, who have the sympathies of many.

July 28th, in Walnut Creek Twp., Holmes Co., Ohio, of the infirmities of age, Widow SARAH HOCHSTETLER, at the great age of 86 years, 1 month and 12 days. She was a sister in the Amish church, and remained in widowhood 33 years. Buried the 28th, at which time services were held by David Bitschy, Abraham Mast and by John Schrag, of Dakota, from Rev. 7:9-15; Romans 14:7-9.

July 29th, in Putnam Co., Ohio, PETER M. MYERS, aged 26 years and 9 months. Buried on the 30th. He was unwell about three years. One year ago he was received into the Mennonite church. He leaves a mother, five brothers and one sister to mourn his loss. Services by H. Huber and H. Shenk.

Aug. 1st, in Harvey Co., Kansas, WARREN A., son of Benjamin and Ellen HAMILTON, aged 5 months and 7 days. Funeral services by D. Brundage and Jacob Holdeman.

August 1st, in Dulaney's Valley, Baltimore Co., Md., of typhoid fever, EBER M. WARFEL, aged 28 years, 3 months and 26 days. He made application to unite with the church, took instructions, but the Lord called him away before he was baptized, yet we hope that he is saved. Funeral services by Gideon Stoltzfus, in German, from John 5:24; and by Isaac Eby, in English, from Psalm 90. He leaves a bereaved wife and four small children to mourn their loss.

On the 14th of August, in Elkhart Co., Ind., of gravel, Bro. WILLIAM OVERHOLT, aged 75 years, 5 months and 21 days. In company with two other brethren he had been on a visit to his friends in Bucks Co., Pa; stopping on his way home in Ohio, where he already had an attack of sickness, but improving a little in health he hastened home, when the disease laid hold on him with renewed vigor, and after about three weeks of severe suffering, which he bore with patience and Christian fortitude, he was called away as we trust to the joys of a brighter and better home. He was buried at Yellow Creek, followed to the grave by a large concourse of friends and relatives. Services by John M. and Christian Christopbel and John F. Funk.

July 25th, in Mountville, Lancaster Co., Pa., Bro. CHRISTIAN MELLINGER, aged 91 years, 11 months and 20 days. Funeral on the 28th. Text: Psalm 39:5; 2 Tim. 4:7,8. Buried in the family grave-yard. Bro. Mellinger was a consistent member of our church.

July 28th, in West Donegal Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., of consumption, Sister ANNA STONER, aged 51 years, 10 months and 22 days. Funeral on the 31st. Text: Rev. 14:12,13. Buried at Bassler's Meeting-house. Sister Stoner was a faithful member of the River Brethren.

July 31st, near white Oak Mills, Lancaster Co., Pa., ALBERT, infant son of Gabriel and ____ EASTON, aged 3 months and 26 days. Funeral on August 3rd. Text: Psalm 39:5,6. Buried at Strickler's Meeting-house.

August 2nd, in Rapho Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., ALICE, daughter of Samuel S. and Kate AUNGST, aged 3 years, 2 months and 6 days. Funeral on the 5th. Text: Psalm 4:8. Buried at Landisville Meeting-house. This dear little girl choked to death by drawing a piece of apple into her windpipe. The bereft parents have the sympathy of their friends and neighbors.

August 3rd, near Manheim, Lancaster Co., Pa., ELIZABETH M., only child of Chr. and Elizabeth HOUSER, age 3 months and 26 days. Funeral on the 5th. Text: Job 1:21. Buried at Erb's Meeting-house.

August 7th, in Bamfordville, Lancaster Co., Pa., EMMA, daughter of John and Elizabeth BARNHART, aged 1 year, 5 months and 12 days. Funeral on the 9th. Text: Psalm 16:6. Buried at Landisville Meeting-house.

August 9th, near White Oak Church, Lancaster Co., Pa., Bro. DANIEL BLOCHER, aged 85 years, 4 months and 14 days. Funeral on the 12th. Text: Psalm 31:6. Buried at Hernly's Meeting-house. Bro. Blocher was a man of sorrow.

August 12th, in Mount Joy, Lancaster Co., Pa., NELLIE MARIA, infant daughter of John M. and Sarah BAER, aged 1 year, 1 month and 1 day. Funeral on the 15th. Text: Mark 10: 13-16. Buried at Krabill's Meeting-house.

August 15th, near Manheim, Lancaster Co., Pa., Sister MARIA EBY, Wid., aged 85 years, 6 months and 14 days. Funeral on the 18th. Text: Isa. 46:4. Buried at Erb's Meeting-house. Sister Eby was very feeble in body and mind the last few years, but as long as her mind was strong she lived in the faith of the Son of God.

*Transcriber's note: as printed by the Herald of Truth

Transcribed by: Mary Teeter, Michigan

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