Herald of Truth Obituaries - December, 1881

Herald of Truth - Volume XVIII, Number 12 - December, 1881, Page 214, 215, 216

DIED - Sept. 23rd, in Crawford, Co., Ill., of dropsy, Mary, wife of Adam Winger, aged 61 years, 3 months and 3 days. She was buried the 24th, in the Oblong burying-ground. Appropriate remarks were made at the house, by H. Christy and ___ Ferren, of the Missionary Baptist Church, from Romans 8:11. She was born in York Co., Pa. Her maiden name was Hoover, grand-daughter of the late Pre. Henry Martin of that place. When 12 years old she came with her parents to Wayne Co., Ohio, where, Nov. 5th, 1840 she was united in marriage to her surviving husband, with whom she lived nearly 40 years. In the spring of 1850 she removed with her husband and 6 Children to Elkhart Co., Ind., where she and her husband in 1860, united with the Mennonite Church and remained a faithful member until her death. In the year 1870, they removed to Crawford Co., Ill. During the last 11 years she was deprived, on account of being at a distance from the church, of all the church privileges; she even did not hear a single sermon from any of the ministers of her church. She left a bereaved husband, 10 children and 26 grand-children to mourn their loss; though they mourn not as those that have no hope. She had the full assurance that she was at peace with God, and was only waiting with patience for the time to come when the Savior would call her to that bright and happy home, where she is now resting from all her troubles and sorrows, with her 4 children and 8 grand-children that preceded her to the home of the souls. Among her last desires, she wished once more to partake of the emblems of the broken body and shed blood of her Savior Jesus Christ. She also desired during her sickness to see all her children together, which privilege she was granted. They all came together though some came over one hundred miles. They had not been at home all at one time for over eleven years. Her only sister and brother from Elkhart Co., Ind., also came to see her a few days before she died and saw her laid in her last resting place. When her children were all around her she requested us to sing and pray, which we did. She then exhorted us all very earnestly, saying that she would now soon leave us, and was going to that bright and happy land from whence no traveler returns, that we should all observe and obey our Lord and Savior, so that we might all meet her and join glad hands in that heavenly land, where sickness, sorrow and death shall never come. I hope her prayers and exhortations will come soon be forgotten by any who heard her sing and pray and exhort in her last days. May it be as bread cast upon the waters that may be gathered many days hence.

PLETCHER - Of typhoid fever, Oct. 28th, in Harvey, Co., Kansas, Sister Esther, wife of Bro. Henry Pletcher, aged 47 years, 4 months and 15 days. She was sick three weeks, and suffered much pain, having been also afflicted much of the time for a number of years, so that she might have said with old Father Jacob, "Few and evil have the days of the years of my life been." But now,
"Her languishing head is at rest; its thinking and aching are o'er.
Her quiet, immovable breast is heaved by affliction no more;
Her heart is no longer the seat of trouble and torturing pain;
It ceases to flutter and beat, it never shall flutter again."
During her last sickness she gave evidence from time to time of her willingness to die. As Brother Henry stood weeping by the side of her death bed, she said to him, "I feel prepared to go; be not troubled, weep not for me." Nine children, their father and five grand-children are left to mourn their loss. They all live in Kansas, and were all present to pay the last tribute of respect to the departed mother, whose death was the first the break the family circle upon earth. She earnestly entreated her children, who were with her before she died, to seek to serve the Lord while life is yet given that they may all be reunited again, and the happy family joined in heaven. May God add his blessing to the Gospel admonition, since at a time least expected, death may come.

MOSER - On the 14th of Nov., near Dalton, Wayne county, Ohio, of diphtheria, Simon, youngest son of Abraham and Maria P. Moser, aged 3 years, 6 months and 7 days. He leaves a father, mother, 4 brothers and 3 sisters to mourn for him. Funeral services were held by Jacob Nusbaum at the house, and by Christian Schneck at the Sonnenberg church from 1 Peter 1:24, 25.

ROSZHART - On the 7th of November, in Livingston county, Ill., of scarlet and typhoid fever, Maria Roszhart, aged 15 years and 9 months. Services were held on the 8th, by Christian Schlegel, John P. Schmitt and Joseph Bediger. She was willing and prepared to die. Over a year ago she found her Savior, and made her vow with God in the church. We hope she now belongs to the number who have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. She leaves deeply sorrowing parents and nine brothers and sisters to mourn her early departure. Dear young friends, take also this into deep consideration; "As for man, his days are as grass; as a flower in the field, so he flourisheth. For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more."

HALDER - In September, in Livingston Co., Ill., a young son of Jacob and Barbara Halder, aged 3 weeks and 3 days. Funeral services by Christian Schlegel and J.P. Schmitt.

CORRECTION as printed in January 1, 1882 . - In the December No., in the death notice of son of Jacob and Barbara Halder, read son of Jacob and Catharine Stalder.

BENNER - October 26th, at Evandale, in Lost Creek Valley, Juniata Co., Pa., of diphtheria, Jacob W., son of Christian and Elmira Benner, aged 8 months and 13 days. Buried at Lost Creek church. Services by Thomas and William Graybill. Text, John 16:22.

SHENK - On the 19th of October in Putman county, Ohio, suddenly, Sister Catharine, wife of Christian N. Shenk, and daughter of Bro. Geo. Brenneman, aged 38 years, 6 months and 20 days. Services by C.B. Brenneman and H. Hoover, from Matt. 24:42. She had been in feeble health for some time, but on the morning before her death she said to her husband that she felt better than she had for some time. He then went away from home on some important business. About two o'clock P.M. she suddenly sank down, and was assisted to the house and to bed by the children, where in a short time she expired. She leaves a deeply afflicted husband and six small children to mourn their loss. May this sad affliction be sancti fied to the good of all.

LONG - On the 14th of Oct., in Allen Co., Ohio, Alice Elizabeth, daughter of William and Mary Long, aged 11 months and 19 days. Services by C.B. Brenneman, and H. Good from John 11: part of 28th verse.

GOOD - On the 18th of Oct., in Allen Co., O., of dysentery, Sister Anna, wife of Simon P. Good, aged 23 years. Services by CB. Brenneman and H. Good, from 1 Thess. 4:16, 17.

RUPP - On the 2nd of November, near Chambersburg, Columbiana Co., Ohio, of typhoid fever, Eli Rupp, aged 26 years, 10 months and 15 days. Buried at the Reading meeting-house. Services by L. Gloas and Michael Rohrer.

GEIL - Oct. 28th, near Green Mount, Rockingham Co., Va., of diphtheria, Joseph Edward, son of John Geil, aged 3 years, 7 months and 18 days. Funeral services by Gabriel D. and Joseph F. Heatwole.

MARTIN - October 11th, in Salisbury twp., Lancaster county, Pa., Bro. Jacob Martin, Sr., aged 75 years, 2 months and 12 days. Bro. Martin had been afflicted for several years, and for nearly two years he was confined to his bed.

COBER - On the 21st of September, in Hay, Huron county, Ont., Hannah, wife of Solomon Cober, aged 34 years, 10 months and 28 days.

HAGEY - November 1st, at Franconia, Montgomery Co., Pa., Mary Hagey, maiden name Landis, aged 55 years, 11 months and 8 days. Funeral services by Josiah Clemmer at the house, and Abel Horning at the burying place.

ZIMMERMAN - On the 16th of October, in Livingston county, Ill., Anna Maria, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Zimmerman, aged 5 weeks and 3 days. Funeral services by Christian Schlegel and J.P. Schmitt.

MYERS - In Lancaster county, Pa., about the 10th of November, Brother David Myers, aged 71 years, 9 months and 21 days. Services by Benjamin and Amos Herr.

ROSENBERGER - October 16th, at Towamencin, Montgomery Co., Pa., Franklin Rosenberger, aged 26 years and 28 days. Services by Christian Allebach and Josiah Clemmer.

MINNINGER - At Plain, Montgomery Co., Pa., Zeno, child of Joseph and Annie Minninger, aged 8 months and 7 days. Services by Josiah Clemmer and Jacob Loux.

MARTIN - November 4th, at Line Lexington, Pa., Mary Martin, maiden name Hedrick, aged 42 years, 3 months and 15 days. Services by Jacob Gehman and Josiah Clemmer.

LEHMAN - On the 27th of September, in Wayne Co., Ohio, Catharine, daughter of Peter and Elizabeth J. Lehman, aged one day less than 8 years. Funeral services by Bishop Chr. Summer.

MOSER - On the 17th of October, in Wayne county, Ohio, Brother Abraham Moser, after a long and painful illness, of rheumatism, aged 62 years, 9 months and 19 days. Funeral services by Jacob Nusbaum and C.B. Steiner.

DELP - On the 2nd of November, in Hatfield Station, Montgomery Co., Pa., of malarial fever, John Delp, aged 84 years, 3 months and 3 days. He was buried on the 6th at Salford meeting-house. Services by Isaac Clemmer and Henry God shall, from Job 19:25. He leaves a wife and six children.

KUNS - On the 4th of November, in Hatfield Station, Montgomery Co., Pa., Harriet, wife of A. Kuns, aged 26 years, 4 months and 23 days. On the 7th she was buried at Kulpsville Methodist burying-ground. Services by Henry God shall and E. Appel from 2 Cor. 5:1. She leaves a husband to mourn her early departure.

BEAR - July 31st, in Putnam Co., Ohio, of dropsy, Bro. Samuel Baer, aged 67 years, 4 months and 22 days. Buried August 2nd. Services by G. Brenneman and D.Prowant.
Transcriber's Notes: Surname is first written as Bear, then as Baer.

SPITNALE - Oct. 24th, in Putnam Co., Ohio, of consumption, Bro David Spitnale, aged 37 years, 11 months and 10 days. Services by G. Brenneman and H. Prowant.

ZANER - Sept. 7th, in Juniata Co., Pa., of dropsy, Susan Zaner, aged 64 years, 6 months and 7 days. She was a sister in the Mennonite church. She was buried at Lost Creek where appropriate remarks were made by Jacob and William Graybill, from Job 17:1.

KOONS - Oct. 10th, in Lost Creek Valley, Juniata Co., Pa., Anna Koons, aged 74 years, 4 months and 3 days. She was buried on the 12th, at the Brick Church near Richfield. Funeral services by William Graybill, from Job 17:1.

BASOM - Sept. 20th, in Juniata Co., Pa., of old age, Sister Susanna Basom, aged 90 years and 5 days. Buried the 22nd at Shelly's Church. Services by Samuel Winey and Thomas and Solomon Graybill. Text, Rev. 21:1, 2.

GOODLING - August 24th, in Snyder Co., Pa., William, son of Levi and Mary Goodling, aged 16 days. Services by Thomas Graybill.

ARLOGAST - Sept. 15th, in Snyder Co., Pa., Michael Arlogast, aged 72 years, 6 months and 15 days. Services by Thomas Graybill and Elias Landes. Text, John 16:22.

NIEMAND - Sept. 16th, in Juniata Co., Pa., Ida, the daughter of William and Catharine Neimand, aged 10 months. Services by Thomas Graybill. Text, Ps. 16:5, 6.

GOOD - August 16th, in Jasper Co., Mo., Elias, son of Joseph and Anna Good, aged 1 year, 5 months and 23 days. Joseph Good is a son of Bro. John S. Good, of Page county, Iowa. Sister Anna Good is a daughter of Jacob and Catharine Brenneman, formerly of Rockingham Co., Va. Funeral discourse by Joel Gerber and Joseph Weaver.

RITTER - Oct. 21st, in Baltimore Co., Maryland, of inflammation of the stomach, Anna Rebecca, only child of George and Lizzie Ritter, aged 1 year, 8 months and 21 days. Funeral discourse both in English and German by Pre. Lewis Yoder from 1st Peter 1:24.

SWARTZENTRUBER - August 27th, near Ripley, Green Co., Iowa, of typhoid pneumonia, Bro. John H. Swartzentruber, aged 54 years and 9 months. Buried the 28th in the Grand Junction cemetery. He moved to this place from David Co., Iowa, nine years ago. He was a member of the Mennonite church. He was sick but a few days, and his death was unexpected. A bereaved wife and eight children are left to mourn their loss. He was a kind and sympathizing husband, a loving father and a friend to all. Our loss is his eternal gain.

NEUSCHWANDER - October 11th, in Ontario Co., Ont., very suddenly, Bro. Michael Neuschwander, aged 68 years and 4 months. Buried at Weidman's, where services were held by Chr. Risser and Samuel Huber.

NEUSCHWANDER - October 16th, in Ontario Co., Ont., Bro. Martin Neuschwander, aged 71 years and 11 months. Buried at Altona. Services by Chr. Risser and Samuel Huber.

STEMEN - October 26th, 1881, in Allen Co., Ohio, Peter Stemen, aged 79 years, 1 month and 11 days. Buried on the 27th at Sherrick;s meeting-house. His remains were followed to the grave by a large concourse of relatives and friends. Services by C.B. Brenneman and John Shenk. Peter Stemen was the father of eight children, six of whom are left to mourn their loss. He had 53 grand-children and 56 great-grand-children at the time of his death. Peace to his ashes.

BRUBAKER - October 21st, near Oakland Mills, Lost Creek Valley, Juniata Co., Penn., Henry H. Brubaker, aged 33 years, 11 months and 15 days. He suffered much for about five weeks. Three weeks previous to his death, he was received into the church by water baptism. He confessed a blessed assurance of meeting a reconciled god. He was a kind and affectionate husband, and was endeared to all who knew him. He leaves a deeply bereaved wife, two brothers and two sisters to mourn their loss. He was buried at Lost Creek, where a sermon was preached to a large congregation by Jacob and William Graybill, from Isaiah 88:1.

STRAWSER - Oct. 8th, in Juniata Co., Pa., Isaac, son of Peter and Elizabeth Strawser, aged 8 months and 23 days. Services by Thomas Graybill.

CLODFELDER - Oct. 11th, in Juniata Co., Pa., of typhoid fever, Henry Clodfelder, aged 29 years, 6 months and 9 days. Buried the 13th, at Arlogast's Church. Services by Thomas Graybill and John Swartz. Text, John 14:2.

Transcribed by Cindy Wheeler, British Columbia

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