Herald of Truth Obituaries - February, 1883

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Herald of Truth - Volume XX, Number 3 - Feb. 1, 1883 -pp 44, 45

CHRISTOPHEL.-On the 27th of January, in Elkhart Co., Ind., of consumption, Bro. John Christophel aged 19 years and 10 months. He was buried at Shaum's burying-ground, on the 29th. His funeral was largely attended. Services by Henry Shaum and J.F. Funk from 1 Cor. 5:1, and Rev. 14:13. Our young brother when he realized that his health was failing went about to set his house in order and prepare himself for the glorious mansions above. He consecrated himself to God, was baptized and received into the Church, an manifested a true Christian spirit, and faithful devotion to his Savior. He said, he had no fear of death, his trust in Jesus seemed firm and steadfast; he spoke words of comfort and admonition to his sorrowing mother and sisters and others, and leaves to us all a bright example and the comforting assurance that we need not mourn as those who have no hope.

HERRINGTON.-On Dec. 30th, at DeSoto, Mo., Adaline Herrington, aged 21 years, 7 months and 8 days. Leaves a husband and an infant a few weeks old to mourn their loss. She was apparently well the evening previous to her death and went to bed as usual. She awoke at one o'clock in the night and called the household and said she was dying, and at three o'clock she was a corpse. Cause of death supposed to have been congestion of the heart. She was a daughter of John M. Stutzman formerly a resident of Clinton twp., Elkhart Co., Ind., now living in Springfield , Mo.

REIFF.-On the 2nd of January, in Washington Co., Md., Nancy, wife of David Reiff, aged 83 years, 11 months and 1 day. She was buried on the 5th at Reiff's Meeting-house, where services were held by the brethren Peter Wadel, Adam Bare, and Josiah Brewer. Truly in the death of Grandmother Reiff one of the mothers in Israel has been gathered home in a good old age as a shock of corn is gathered into the garner in season. An aged husband survives her in his 85th year, with whom she has lived 63 years. Peaceful, prosperous and happy were they in their early home; lonely for him will be the few days yet of his pilgrimage, but it cannot be long till they shall meet again on the peaceful shore. She also leaves 6 children, 29 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

STAUFFER.-On the 1st of January, in Lancaster Co., Pa., Bro. Aaron Stauffer, aged 51 years and 12 days. Buried at Weaverland. Services by Bishop Jonas Martin in German from Philippians 1:21, and Bishop Isaac Eby in English from Proverbs 14:32. Bro. Stauffer leaves a sorrowing widow and six children to mourn the loss of one who was very dear to them. In his death the neighborhood has lost a good citizen, an honest, upright man, and the Church a zealous member. We believe that he in his weakness tried to serve the Master faithfully; therefore we sorrow not as those who have no hope. Peace to his ashes.

STUCKEY.-Jan. 1st, in Fulton Co., Ohio, of the infirmities of age, and paralysis, the wife of Peter Stuckey, aged 71 years, 9 months and 6 days. Her maiden name was Yoder, born in Alsace. She lived in matrimony over 51 years. She had 12 children, 9 living, 60 grand-children, 47 living, 9 great grand children. She lived in America over 45 years. Buried the 3rd. Services were held by J. Wyse and C. Freyenberger.

WISMER.-In Bedminster, Bucks Co., Pa., on January 2nd, Catharine, widow of the late Abram D. Wismer. Aged 69 years, 10 months and 18 days. Buried at the Old Mennonite Graveyard at Deep Run on the 6th. Services by Isaac Richkard, A.F. Moyer an Isaac Myers. Gone but not forgotten.

SWARTZ.-On January 14th, in Plumstead, Bucks Co., Pa, of typhoid fever, Abram Swartz, son of Levi B. And Lizzie Swartz, aged 17 years, months and 26 days. Buried the 16th at the Old Mennonite Graveyard at Deep Run.

BURKHOLDER.-On Jan. 8th, in Markham, York Co., Ont., Widow Barbara, wife of the late Daniel Burkholder, aged 80 years, 11 months and 8 days. Buried on the 10th in the Mennonite Church yard in the presence of many relatives and friends, where appropriate remarks were made by Joseph Barkey in German. Text, Rev. 14:13; and Samuel Hoover in English from Tim. 4:6-8. She has gone to rest in peace. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church.

SHELLEY.-On Jan. 7th, near Thompsontown, Juniata Co., Pa., Christian, son of Abraham and Catharine Shelley, aged 11 years, 6 months and 9 days. Funeral services were conducted by Jacob Graybill on the 9th.
Transcriber's note: Age should be 9 years; see Mar. 15 HERALD correction.

SANER.-Near Alexandria, Columbiana Co., Ohio, after a brief sickness of eight days of typhoid pneumonia, William Saner, aged 83 years, 2 months and 25 days. He leaves a bereaved wife, 5 children, 35 grand-children, and 10 great grand-children to mourn their loss. Buried the 12th, followed by a large concourse of friends and neighbors.

HOCHSTETLER.-A child of Jonas and Elizabeth Hochstetler, aged 1 year and 4 months. Funeral services by D.J. Hochstetler.

LEHE.-On the 11th of January, in Livingston Co., Ill., Sister Barbara Lehe, aged 62 years and 9 months. Buried the 14th in the presence of a large assemblage of people. Services at the house were conducted by Chr. Schlegel, and at the meeting-house by Joseph and Daniel Grieser from 1 Cor. 15. She was a faithful sister in the Amish Mennonite Church. She was a beloved mother, very obliging and kind to neighbors. A deeply bereaved husband and 5 children are left to mourn their loss. Peace to her ashes.

BOLLER.-On the 8th of January, in Woodford Co., Ill., of the infirmities of age, Bishop Peter Boller, in his 84th year. Buried the 11th. Funeral services by Chr. Schlegel, J.P. Schmitt, Joseph Wagner and Chr. Rediger. He served faithfully as bishop thirty years. During his last year he was helpless, and on account of shortness of breath he could not lie down, but had to sit on his bed. It pleased the Lord to call him home, as it were in a gently sleep. May he rest in peace.

COOPER.-On the 3rd of January, Curtis B., son of John and Rebuke Cooper, aged 6 years, 2 months and 19 days. Curtis was a good hearted boy, who seemed to love all and tried to lease all of his little associates, and was loved by all who knew him. Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of Heaven, says Jesus.
From our circle little Curtis,
Early thou hast passed away.
But the angels say, "Come
Join our holy song to-day."

PLANK.-On the 15th of Dec. 1882, in Lawrence Co., Pa., Jacob Plank, aged 79 years, 1 month and 14 days. Funeral services were held by John Zug from Jn. 5 and Rev. 20. He had to suffer much during his sickness, but we trust it is well with him now.

LIGHTFOOT.-On the 24th of January, in the City of Elkhart, Benjamin Franklin Lightfoot, aged six months. Buried on the 26th at Plain burying-ground. Services by J.F. Funk from Jn. 17:24.

PORTER.-On the 30th of Dec., in Earl tp., Lancaster Co., Pa., suddenly, Ezrom Porter, in the 73rd year of his age. Buried Jan. 1st, at Mt. Airy. Services by Isaac Eby from Luke 2:34-36.

McCARTY.-On the 8th of January, in Earl tp., Lancaster Co., Pa., of scarlet fever, Leah McCarty, aged 12 years, 5 months and 14 days. Buried on the 10th, at Weaverland. Services by Elias Nolt and Isaac Eby, from Lamentations 3:31-33.

-----------On the 10th of January in the same family and of the same disease, David McCarty, aged 2 years, 6 months and 15 days. Buried at the same place, where services were held by the same ministers from Acts. 17:30,31. Both were children of Bro. William and Sister ----- MCarty. May the Lord sanctify their affliction to their eternal good.

LEATHERMAN,-On ---- -- in Bedminster, Bucks Co., Pa., Harry, son of Jacob and Anna Leatherman, aged 11 months and 26 days. Buried at Deep Run. Services by J. Gross and I. Myers.

RISE.-On the 14th of Jan., in Bucks Co., Pa., of consumption, Sarah, daughter of Owen and Anna Rise, aged 29 years, 4 months and 29 days. Buried on the 17th at Deep Run. Three graves were opened at this place at one time. Services by S. Godshalk and A. Myers.
"Dearest Sarah, thou hast left us,
Here thy loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God who has bereft us;
He an all our sorrows heal.

Yet again we hope to meet thee
When the day of life is fled,
Then in heaven with joy to greet thee,
Where no farewell tear is shed."

KROUT.-At the Bucks Co., Pa., Hospital on the 15th of January, Henry Krout, aged 40 years and 1 month. He was deranged in his mind and seemed in part paralyzed and was also affected with fits. He was buried at Line Lexington. Services by J. Walter and J. Rickert.

Transcribed by Jan Wilbur, Utah


Herald of Truth - Volume XX, Number 4 - Feb. 15, 1883 - pp 60,61

Departed this life on the 5th of January, in Allen Co.,Ohio, of dropsy and kidney disease, Preacher Christian Culp, aged 67 years, 9 months and 15 days. He was buried on the 7th at the Mennonite grave-yard. Funeral services were conducted by G. Brenneman, J. Shenk and H. Good from Daniel 12:2,3. Brother Culp was born in Rockingham Co, Va., on the 20th of March 1815. At about the age of 17 years, he came with his parents to Logan Co., Ohio, from where he, after several years went to Fairfield County. There he was married to Elizabeth Good, on November 30th 1837, with whom he lived upwards of 45 years. They had ten children of whom nine are yet living. They had also 48 grand-children, of whom 44 are living.
Some time after his marriage, he with his wife, united with the Mennonite Church, and in 1846 he was called to the ministry, which office he faithfully discharged for about 36 years. In 1852 Bro. Culp moved with his family from Fairfield to Allen Co., where he resided until the time of his death. Long should be remembered his earnest calls and friendly admonitions to sinners to repent and flee from the wrath to come. The first text from which he preached was Titus 2:11,12, "For the grace of God that bringeth salvation has appeared unto all men, teaching us that denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present world," and his last text was Numbers 10, and part of the 29th verse, "We are journeying now to the place of which the Lord said I will give it you; Come thou with us, and we will do thee good." At the closing of his discourse he selected the hymn
"On Jordan's stormy banks I stand,
And cast a wishful eye,
To Canaan fair and happy land
Where my possessions lie."
He read the hymn with tears rolling down over his face. Our departed brother has left a bright evidence that he has gone to his eternal rest. A few weeks previous to his death he told one of his fellow ministers, that he had no fear of appearing before God. And a few days before, he expressed himself thus, "I am now nearer heaven than I ever was; I see the gate of heaven open and the angels standing and singing." Asking his wife whether she did not see them. When she said "no," he said, "Why yes, (pointing up) look up there; listen! O how beautiful!" At another time he said, "I am now a step nearer the grave, and also nearer heaven." When his little grandson brought him some water, he aid, "I will soon get better water than this." While suffering severe pain he said, "I thank God that my suffering will soon be over." Well may we hope and trust that his suffering, pain, and sorrow, are now all turned into joy, and that he is resting from his labors and his works do follow him. O how comforting and how heart cheering it is for the sorrowing widow to believe that her beloved husband is now at rest in the heavenly mansions, where she may soon meet him again. What consolation is it for the children and grandchildren to know that they need not mourn as those who have no hope. O with what energy should they all try to prepare and be ready to meet their father and grandfather in that beautiful home in heaven, where there will be no more sorrow, but joy at God's right hand, and pleasures forever more. O think what a happy meeting that will be. May the Lord help us all to be ready.

SOUDER.-In Johnson Co., Mo., Jan 24th, of consumption, Sister Angeline Souder, aged 19 years and 20 days. She had been ailing for several years, enduring much pain but bore it all patiently, after calling her mother, brothers and sisters to her bed, she kissed them and said she was ready to die, and a number of times expressed a desire to go. She has no doubt joined her father who but 11 weeks ago crossed the river of time to eternity. They were both members of the Amish church. Funeral services by --- Snyder of Holden, taking his text from 1 Phil. 1:21, "For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain."

HARRISON.-On the 2nd of Jan., near James, Plymouth Co., Iowa, Phoebe, wife of Samuel Harrison, and daughter of Jacob Kindy, of Markham, Ontario, aged 22 years, 5 months and 19 days. She was a sister of Jonas Kindy dec'd, whose death notice appeared in the Nov. 82 HERALD OF TRUTH. She leaves a husband, two little girls, two brothers, one sister, and her father to mourn her early departure. May they all heed the Savior's admonition - "Be ye also ready." Bro. Kindy has been made to pass through the deep waters of affliction. Since the 1st of Oct., 1882, he has been deprived of his father and two of his children. May he be prepared to say and feel, "Thy will, O God, be done." Phoebe Harrison died happy in the Lord.

MOLLET.-On the 9th of Jan, near Berne, Marsall Co., Ind., of spinal disease, Benedict, son of Jacob and Elizabeth Mollet, aged 9 years, 8 months and 28 days. Funeral services were held by Moses Burkholder, from Matt 19:3; 1 Thess. 4:13.

WEAVER.-On the 12th of Jan., at Mt. Clinton, Rockingham Co., Va., of pneumonia, Martin D., son of Pre. Samuel Weaver, aged 10 months, less one day. Buried the 14th at Mt. Clinton church, where services were held by D.S. Heatwole. Text, Eccl. 7:1-3.

WEAVER.-On the 23rd of Jan., in Lancaster Co, Pa., Bishop George Weaver, aged 64 years, 11 months and 1 day. The funeral services were held at his home, on the 26th, and was largely attended. There being 2 houses in the same yard services were held in both at the same time. Bro. Weaver was ordained to the ministry about thirty-six years ago, and thirty of which he served as bishop. Text, Heb. 13:7,8.

EBY.-Jan. 26th in Waterloo Co., Ont.,daughter of Henry B. Eby, aged 25 years, 3 months and 17 days. Funeral services were held at the house, by E.E. Weber, from Ps. 119:3-*, and at the church by J. Woolner, from Phil. 1: last part of verse 23.
*Transcriber's note: 2nd number unreadable.

SMITH.-Jan. 21st, in Waterloo Co., Ont., an infant son of Casper and Matilda Smith, aged 1 month and 15 days. Funeral services by J. Woolner in German, from Rev. 3:19,20; and in English by J. Bowman.

OBERHOLZER.-Near Preston in Waterloo Co., Ontario, Margaret Oberholzer (widow), aged 74 years. She was much respected, and died very suddenly on Sunday morning last, while attending church at Hespeler. She went there in her usual health, after entering she knelt down in silent prayer, she arose and sat down,and in a moment was seen to fall back on her seat and at once expired. She was a faithful member of the Evangelical church, and lived as a shining light to all about her, and she has now gone to reap what she has sown. "Blessed are they that die in the Lord.

RITCHEY.-On the 31st of Jan., near Dayton, Rockingham Co., Va., Hannah M. Ritchey, maiden name Grove, aged 38 years, 5 months and 13 days. Buried on the 2nd of Feb., at the Blosser Burying ground,* She leaves a deeply bereaved husband and two children. Services were held in Dayton by D.H Landes, G.D. Heatwole and Samuel Sanger. Text, Heb. 9:27.
Transcriber's note: Comma, not a period.

LEHMAN.-On the 22nd of Jan. near Chambersburg, Franklin Co., Pa., of consumption Bro. Daniel D. Lehman, aged 47 years, 5 months and 22 days. He patiently bore his severe affliction of 23 weeks, buried at the Chambersburg Mennonite meeting house, where a large number of sorrowing relatives and friends met to pay the last tribute of respect to the brother, where an appropriate sermon was preached by bishop John Hunsicker, assisted by Peter Wadle, in German and by P.H. Parrot in English from the text selected by the brother previous to his death, 2 Cor. 4:17,18. Bro. Lehman was a faithful member, endeavoring to follow the footsteps of his Master, and after living a life of usefulness, in which the poor were never forgotten, or never went away empty handed. He frequently expressed his willingness to depart from this world of trouble and sorrows and go to reap the reward of the righteous.

WISMER.-On the 20th of Jan. in Hilltown Twp Bucks Co., Pa., Sallie, daughter of Joel and Mary Wismer, aged 3 years, 3 months and 10 days. Funeral the 22nd at Blooming Glen meeting-house. Sermons by Henry Rosenberger, and Isaac Overholt.

WYSE.-On the 25th of Jan, near Wayland, Henry Co., Iowa, of nervous fever and inflammation of the lungs, of seven days duration, Bro. John Wyse, aged 42 year, 11 months and 7 days. He leaves a deeply bereaved wife and five children to mourn their loss. Bro. Wyse was a beloved husband, father and neighbor, a useful and beloved brother in the Amish church. He departed with a firm belief that he would have a better home beyond. His last words were Bible sentences, and songs of praise. Funeral on the 27th, and was largely attended. Services by S. Gerig, S.T. Miller and Bishop Joseph Schlegel, from 2 Cor. 6.

SCHLATTER.-On the 15th of January, near Noble Station, Washington Co., Iowa, Bro. Benedict Schlatter, aged 72 years and 8 months. He lived with his nephew, John Allaman. He was born in Alsace near Muhlhausen, and came to America 35 years ago, and was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite Church. On the 17th he was buried in J. Sommers burying-ground. Services by S.F. Miller and bishop Joseph Schlegel, of Seward Co., Neb., who was in the neighborhood on a visit. Text, 1 Cor. 15.

ROSENBERGER.-On January 28th, in Wilmot Tp., Waterloo Co., Ont., Abram Rosenberger, aged 83 years, 2 months and 11 days. Buried on the 31st at the Blenheim Meeting house in the presence of many relatives and friends. Funeral sermon by Joseph Nahrgang in German from Philip 1:21, and Noah Stauffer in English from Rev. 14:13.

ZIGLER.-On January 22nd, in Waterloo tp., Waterloo Co., Ont., Sister Esther Zigler, wife of the late Jacob Detwiler. Born in Montgomery Co., Pa., aged 88 years and 2 months. Buried on the 25th at Dumfries (Hallman's) Meeting house. Funeral sermon by Noah Stauffer and John McNelly from Phil. 1:21; Hebrew 11: and part of verse 5.

HALLMAN.-On the 21st of Dec. 1882, in Waterloo Tp., Waterloo Co., Ont., J.B. Hallman, aged 28 years, 6 months and 4 days. Buried on the 24th at Latshaw's Meeting-house. Funeral sermon by Moses Bowman from Job 14:1,2; and Noah Stauffer in English from Matthew 24:44.

BOESINGER.-On the 22nd of Dec., in Oxford Co., Ont., Bro. John Boesinger, aged 82 years, 10 months -- days. Buried the 25th in Blaidford burying ground. He leaves an aged wife to mourn her loss.

SNYDER.-Jan. 20th, in Bleumenthal, Waterloo Co., Ont., Elisabeth, wife of Henry Snyder, aged 28 years, 10 months and 1 day, also her infant son 6 days old was laid in the coffin with her. Buried the 23rd at Snyder's meeting-house.

HUNSBERGER.-On the 25th of Jan., in Philadelphia, Pa., Henry W. Hunsberger, aged 52 years, 6 months and 11 days. Buried at Perkasa, Bucks Co.

WILSON.-On the 29th of January, in Plumstead, Bucks Co., Pa., Emma Alice Wilson, aged 7 months and 15 days.

HUNSBERGER.-On Feb. 3rd, in Bucks Co., Pa., Abraham Hunsberger, (father of the above Henry W.), aged 79 years, 5 months and 6 days. He was buried on the 6th at Perkasa. Many friends were present. He was a kind and friendly man, and as far as man can judge he sought to live faithfully to his Master. Peace to his ashes. He had learned that contentment with Godliness is great gain. He lived in matrimony 55 years.

Transcribed by Jan Wilbur, Utah

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