Herald of Truth Obituaries - August, 1881

HERALD OF TRUTH - Volume XVIII, Number 8 - August 1881 - pp 143, 144

Died, in Hocking Co., Ohio, June 13th, of scurvy, Bro. Jacob Huber, aged 52 years, 11 months and 28 days. Buried in Fairfield Co., at the Pleasant Hill meeting house on the 14th. Followed to the grave by a large concourse of friends and neighbors. He was married to Sister Lydia Blosser, Oct. 4th, 1866. Their journey through life was pleasant and congenial; he now leaves her alone in the world, yet not alone, for Jesus is with her, and his grace will sustain and keep her until he shall say, "It is enough, come up higher." Bro. Huber lived a quiet and peaceable life, a faithful member in the Mennonite church, with which he united in his single days. During his affliction he frequently spoke of his hope and trust in Christ; said if it was the will of his heavenly Father he would like to get well, but if not he was resigned to the will of Him who doeth all things well. Funeral services by Jac. Bowman and Jacob Good. Text: Luke 23, part of verse 43: "To-day shalt thou be with me in Paradise. A. Huston.

KIPLINGER.-July 21st, in Elkhart, Ind., of gastric fever and heart trouble, Catharine, wife of Dr. William M. Kiplinger, aged 41 years, 3 months and 28 days. She was a member in good standing of the M. E. Church, and passed away with a bright hope of entering the home above. A deeply bereaved husband and two daughters mourn her departure. Services were held at the family residence in Elkhart by Rev. Robinson, at 8 P. M. of the 22nd. The corpse was then taken to Waterloo, De Kalb Co., Ind., for interment.

BURGEY.-June the 11th, in Juniata county, Pa., of diphtheria, Ella, daughter of William and Catharine Burgey, aged 8 years, 2 months, and 22 days. Buried the 13th at Shelly's meeting house. Services by Samuel Winey, Thomas and Solomon S. Graybill.

GRAHAM.-June the 17th, in Juniata Co., of diphtheria, Emma M. Graham, aged11 years, 8 months, and 13 days. Buried the 19th at Shelly's meeting house. Services by Samuel Winey, Thomas and Solomon S. Graybill. Text: Math. 24: 44.

GAMLY.-June the 17th, in Snyder Co., Pa., Samuel, son of John and Mary Gamly aged 20 days. Buried the 18th, in Fremont. Services by Thomas Graybill. Text: Psalm 16: 5, 6.

BURGEY.-June the 22nd, in Juniata Co., Pa., of diphtheria, John H., Son of William and Catharine Burgey, aged 6 years, 8 months, and 22 days. Buried the 24th at Shelly's meeting house. Services by Samuel Winey, Thomas and Solomon S. Graybill. Text: 1 Peter 1: 24.

HASS.-July the 2nd, in Snyder Co., Pa., John Hass, aged 67 years, 2 months, and 19 days. He leaves a wife and three children to mourn their loss. Buried the 4th in Fremont. Services by
Thomas Graybill and Penrow Brown. Text: James 1:12; Rev. 14: 13.

ZIMMERMAN.-July the 14th in Snyder Co., Pa., of old age, Sister Elizabeth Zimmerman, aged 83 years, 8 months, and 6 days. Buried the 16th, at Shelly's meeting house. Services by Thomas and Solomon S. Graybill, and John Snyder.

LEHMAN.-Very suddenly November 28th, 1880, near Upper Strasburg, Franklin Co., Pa., Sister Elizabeth Lehman, wife of Bro. Samuel Lehman, sen., aged 83 years, 1 month and 29 days. Although for some time in feeble health she had retired about as well as usual. Early in the morning her aged husband had risen, when returning from an adjoining room he thought she lay in an unusual and uncomfortable position, spoke to her, but receiving no answer he made the startling discovery that she had just expired, as he heard her breathing a few minutes before. She was buried at the Strasburg Mennonite meeting house, and followed to her last resting place by a large concourse of sorrowing friends and relatives. The funeral sermons were preached by Bishop John Hunsicker and Peter Wedel in German, and P. H. Parret in English. She was a consistent and faithful member of the Mennonite church since 1833 or 1834, humbly endeavoring to follow the footsteps of her Master, and after having lived a life of usefulness, when the poor were never forgotten or went away empty handed, when she became aware that she was approaching the deep and silent river she frequently expressed her willingness to be called hence from this world of sin and trouble, so when the summons came, sudden though it was, we all feel consoled in the reflection that she is now reaping the rich reward that awaits the faithful follower of Christ.

BICKEL.-June 15th, near Kill Creek, Osborne Co., Kan., of cholera-infantum, Morris, only son of Francis and Polly Bickel, aged 1 year, 5 months and 15 days. Buried the 16th at Zion Mennonite church. Services in English and German from 1st Peter 1: 24.

HUBER.-On the 10th of June, in Lancaster Co., Pa., Fannie, wife of Samuel Huber, born Brubaker, aged 64 years, 11 months and 5 days. Buried at Hess' burying-ground. Funeral services by Chr. Bomberger from rEv. 21: 7.

HOCHSTETLER.-June 22nd, in Tuscarawas Co., Ohio, of the infirmities of old age, Bro. Isaac Hochstetler, aged 76 years, 2 months and 26 days. He leaves a wife, and 9 children by a former wife, 52 grand-children, and 15 great-grand-children to mourn their loss. Buried the 24th. Many attended the funeral to manifest their sympathy with the many friends. Services by Moses J. Miller from John 5: 21-30, and by Abraham Mast from John 11: 21-20.

OVERHOLT.-On the 22nd of June, in Doylestown Tp., Bucks Co., Pa., Abraham Overholt, aged 74 years, 5 months and 20 days. Buried on the 25th. Services by L. Sheip, S. Godshalk and Isaac Rickert.

YODER.-On the 23rd of June, in Bucks Co, Pa., Amy Yoder, aged 59 years and 13 days. Buried at Tinicum church. Services at the house in Dublin by S Godshalk.

OVERHOLT.-On the 24th of June, in Bucks Co., Pa., Edward, son of Deacon Jacob Overholt, aged about 20 years. Buried on the 27th at Doylestown.

DETWEILER.-June 24th, near Chambersburg, Franklin Co., Pa., of a lingering disease, Sister Nancy, wife of John L. Detweiler, aged 76 years, 11 months and 9 days. The aged sister has been a faithful member of the Mennonite church many years. She leaves 5 daughters, 18 grand-children, and 8 great-grand-children to mourn their loss, but she was ready to depart and be with Christ. Funeral the 27th. Services by John Hunsicker, P. Wadle, B. Lesher, and P. Parrett. Text: 2 Tim. 4: 6-8.

WENGER.-June the 27th, near Dalton, Wayne Co., Ohio, of inflammatory Rheumatism, Michael H., son of Emmanuel Wenger, aged 21 years, 3 months and 29 days.

HERSHEY.-On the 7th of June, in Shelby Co., Mo., of whooping-cough, Malinda, daughter of Michael and Maria Hershey, aged 21 days. Services by John Burbaker from 1 Peter 2: 1, 2.

HILDEBRAND.-July 5th, near Fishersville, Augusta Co., Va., of consumption, Sister Susannah, wife of Gabriel Hildebrand, aged 61 years, 6 months and 15 days. She left a deeply bereaved husband and one son, and many kind friends to mourn her departure. She was a consistent sister in the Mennonite church for many years, and we hope our loss is her great gain. The funeral took place on the 7th of July, at Hildebrand's church. Sermon by Joseph N. Driver from Rom. 8: 18.

SHORT.-June 30th, in Marshall Co., Ind., of consumption, Matty, wife of Henry Short, daughter of David Queer, aged 25 years, 4 months and 1 day. She was unwell for many months, and on her death bed desired baptism, but it was not accomplished. She leaves a bereaved husband, one child, parents and brothers to mourn her departure. Just before her death she earnestly exhorted those present not to defer the salvation of their souls until they were on the bed of death, as she had done. Funeral services by Preacher Shetter, from Psalm 102: 11.

WOLF.-July 5th, near Chambersburg, Columbiana Co., O., of old age, Sister Nancy Wolf, aged 93 years, 6 months and 15 days. She was the mother of 14 children, 5 of whom are living, grandmother of 88, great-grand-mother of about 200, and great-great-grandmother of 40. Funeral services by Preachers Glass and M. Rohrer.

ROSENBERGER.-On the 10th of July, in Towamencin Co., Pa., Rachel, wife of Benjamin Rosenberger, aged 57 years, and 11 months. Services at the house by C. Allebach, and by Jacob Loux at the meeting-house from Phil. 1: 21.

SWARTLY.-On the 6th of July, in Line Lexington, Bucks Co., Pa., of the infirmities of old age, Jacob Swartly, aged 84 years, 6 months and 27 days. He was born Dec. 9th, 1796, and early in life was married to Mary Funk (aunt to the Editor), who died some two years ago, having lived together about 60 years. They had 11 children, 3 sons and 8 daughters, of whom 2 sons and 4 daughters died in earlier years. He was buried on the 10th at Line Lexington meeting-house. Services by Samuel Leatherman, Josiah Clemmer, and Isaac Rickert, from Psalm 92: 12-15.

KING.-On the 25th of June, in Fulton Co., Ohio, of Asthma and Dropsy, Bro. Jacob King, in his 59th year. He was a beloved brother in the Amish Mennonite Church. He leaves an aged mother and seven children to mourn their loss. The funeral took place the 27th when appropriate remarks were made by C. Stuckey, C. Freyenberger, and J. Wise, from 1 Thess. 5.

ROTH.-On the 13th of July, in Fulton Co., O., of a lingering illness of more than ten years, from which she suffered much, Mary, wife of John Roth, maiden name Amstutz, aged 52 years, 3 months and 16 days. Seven children are left to mourn her departure, but they mourn not as those having no hope. She endeavored to bring up her children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, and was a faithful sister in the Amish Church. Buried the 15th. Services by J. Wise and C. Freyenberger from 2 Peter 3.

FRICK.-On the 6th of July, in Philadelphia, of consumption, with which he suffered about two years, Joel Frick, in the 23rd year of his age. He was buried on the 9th. Joel was a promising young man, but just at the thresh-hold of manhood's years, that most subtle of all diseases, consumption, laid hold upon him, and after about a year of suffering, he passed away, as we trust, to that rest where the wicked cease from troubling and the wary are at rest. His only hope was in the merits of Christ.

"Leaves have their time to fall,
And flowers to wither at the North wind's breath,
And stars to set ­ but all
Thou hast all seasons for thine own, O *

Transcriber's note: Typed as printed. Poem had no ending.

Transcribed by Janice Wilbur, Utah

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