Herald of Truth Obituaries - September, 1884

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Herald of Truth - Volume XXI, Number 17 - September 1, 1884 - pp. 268-269

Kagey.-At his home in Mifflin twp., Ashland Co., O., August 8th, 1884, of paralysis, Martin Kagey, aged 82 years, 7 months and 24 days. Martin Kagey was born in Shenandoah Co., Virginia, December 14th, 1801. His parents, Christian and Catharine Kagey, were born and died in Virginia. His mother died only a few years ago at the advanced age of 96 years. He was the oldest of nine children, four of whom are yet living. He came to Ohio in 1825 to what was then Mifflin twp., Richland county, and located on his farm in 1827. But a small clearing of a few acres had then been made on the large and beautiful farm that he owned at the time of his death. On January 8th, 1829, he was married to Nancy Charles with whom he had eight children, named Mary, Anna, John, Christian, Samuel, Daniel W., Martin V. and Henry. He had 21 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. His wife died March 16th, 1869. Daniel W. died while yet a young man in the army at Tullahoma, Tenn., and Martin V. died only a few months ago at Ashland, O., in the prime and vigor of manhood. Mr. Kagey's life was marked by the strictest integrity and uprightness of heart. He was of a very kind and cheerful disposition, and of him it could be truthfully said that he had not an enemy in the world. He was never idle for a moment, for when not at work he was constantly reading, which was a great source of pleasure to him; especially did he delight in reading his Bible which has been his study for many years. He had the full possession of his mental faculties and was in full enjoyment of perfect health up to within two days of his death. His funeral on Sabbath was largely attended by relatives, friends and neighbors who held him in high esteem. The funeral services were conducted by M. L. Kunkelman assisted by Benj. Bally. A very appropriate sermon was preached from Job 14:10. "But man dieth and wasteth away; yea, man giveth up the ghost, and where is he?"
"Asleep in Jesus; peaceful rest,
Whose waking is supremely blest,
No fear, no woe shall dim the hour
That manifests the Savior's power."

Hoffman.-In Wayne County, Ohio, of old age, Jacob Hoffman aged 92 years, 6 months and 22 days. Funeral services were held by J. M. Triffit.

Strohm.-On the 7th of August, near Oxford, Furnas Co., Neb., Jacob A. Strohm, aged 71 years, 3 months and 3 days. Bro. Strohm was born in Canada, 1813, married Barbara Lehman, who died in 1842. He afterwards moved to Lebanon Co., Pa., where he resided until 1840, when he came to Elkhart Co., Ind., where he resided until 1878, and then removed to Neb., where he died. In 1848 he married Hettie Kenegy, who died in 1868. While residing in Neb. he married Nancy Whip, who survives him. He was buried on the 9th. Services by B. M. Allen, from Matt. 27:3, first part of verse. He was a member of the Mennonite church.

Brubacher.-August 10th; at eleven o'clock in the evening, in Mount Joy, Lancaster Co., Pa., of paralysis and dropsy, my dear mother Magdalena Brubacher departed this life, aged 71 years, 1 month and 16 days. Funeral services were held at Landisville Meeting-house, on Wednesday 13th. Text John 11:25, 26. She was buried at Landisville. A large congregation of friends and neighbors assembled to pay the last tribute of respect and to sympathize with us. Mother was much afflicted and entirely helpless since May 1883. She bore her afflictions patiently trusting in the Lord, believing the Lord would not forsake her. She was a kind mother. Peace to her ashes.
Jacob N. Brubacher.

Hagenberger.-July 4th in Mount Joy, Lancaster Co., Pa., of consumption, Ann H. Hagenberger, aged 31 years, 11 months and 4 days. Funeral on the 6th. Text, Rom. 6:23. Buried at Mount Joy Cemetery. A sorrowing husband and four children followed the remains to the grave.

Keemer.-July 7th in Manheim, Lancaster Co., Pa., of consumption, Anna Mary, wife of Harvey Keemer, aged 33 years and 6 days. Funeral on the 9th. Text, I Pet. 1:24, 25.

Greenewald.-July 13th, near M. H. Moore's mill, Lancaster Co., Pa., Emma, daughter of Peter and ---- Greenewald, aged 5 years, 3 months and 21 days. Funeral on the 15th. Text, Mark 10:13-15. Buried at Silver Spring Cemetery.

Balmer.-July 19th, in Manheim, Lancaster Co., Pa., of dropsy, Sister Mary wife of Bro. Jacob Balmer, aged 66 years, 3 months and 25 days. Funeral on the 21st. Text, Rev. 14:12, 13. Buried at Kauffman's meeting house. A large congregation of people met on this solemn occasion.

Greenewald.-July 28th, at M. H. Moore's mill, Lancaster Co., Pa., Barbara, youngest daughter of Peter and ---- Greenewald, aged 1 year, 1 month and 12 days. Funeral on the 30th. Text, Psalm 16:6. Buried at Silver Spring Cemetery.

Stauffer.-August 3rd, in Mount Joy, Lancaster Co., Pa., Kate, wife of Henry S. Stauffer, aged 38 years, 6 months and 10 days. Funeral on the 6th. Text, I Cor. 15. Buried at Mount Joy Cemetery. A sorrowing husband and children follow her remains to the grave.

Rohrer.-On the 5th of August, near Florin, Lancaster Co., Pa., of dropsy, Bro. Martin S. Rohrer, aged 62 years, 5 months and 4 days. On the afternoon of the 7th, a funeral service was held at the house of the deceased from Isa. 38:1, and the following day at Strasburg from Phil. 1:21. A deeply bereaved family and friends accompanied the remains to the grave.

Kornhaus.-On the 17th of August, near Morrison, Whiteside Co., Ill., an infant son of Joseph and ---- Kornhaus, aged 1 month and 8 days.

Oberholtzer.-On the 28th of July, in Lederachsville, Montgomery Co., Pa., of consumption, Michael A. Oberholtzer, aged 37 years, 10 months and 27 days. Buried at Salford Mennonite burying-ground, where Isaac Clemens and C. Allebach held services; and the services at the Meeting-house were held by A. K. Bean and H. H. Johnson.

Funk.-On the 12th of August, in Hatfield, Montgomery County, Pa., John Charles M., son of John and Elisabeth Funk, aged 17 years, 9 months and 4 days. This is a sad affliction, but we should always try to say, "Thy will be done."

Landes.-Near Pipersville, Bedminster twp., Bucks County, Pa., on the 22nd of July, Sarah, widow of the late Isaac Landes, aged 85 years, 8 months and 17 days. Interred at Deep Run Mennonite Meeting-house. Peace to her ashes.

Leatherman.-On the 28th of July, in Campbell twp., Ionia county, Mich., of consumption, Sister Angeline (Bentler), wife of Henry Leatherman, aged 35 years, 11 months and 19 days. Services by George Long and Peter Keim.

Shrock.-On the 19th of August, in Goshen, Elkhart Co., Ind., of cholera morbus, Christian Shrock, aged 68 years, 4 months and 14 days. Brother Shrock was one of the most generally known citizens of the county on account of his extensive connection with business and his unusually active life. By his death the county has lost one of its most honored citizens, society one of its most useful members, and the Church one of its most active workers. He was for many years a member of the Amish Mennonite Church, and faithfully attended the services, seldom failing to fill his place in the Sunday School where he took a leading part up to the last Sunday of his life. Funeral services in Clinton township by John S. Coffman and Daniel Johns.

Keister.-On the 19th of August, near New Erection, Rockingham Co., Va., Elizabeth wife of James Keister, and daughter of John P. Good, deceased, aged 36 years. Sister Keister united with the Mennonite Church just as the years of childhood ended, and has been an exemplary, devoted Christian ever since. The remains were interred in Weaver burying-ground in the presence of many sympathizing friends. Services were held by Daniel S. Heatwole, Samuel Coffman, and Samuel Godshalk, the latter of Pa.

Furney.-On the 20th of August, in Locke, Elkhart Co., Ind., of cholera infantum, Elmer, son of Silas and Laura Furney, aged 1 year and 1 day. The funeral sermon was preached in the U. B. Church. Buried at the South Union Cemetery. Services by David Burkholder.

Buzzard.-On the 25th of August, near Yellow Creek Meetinghouse, Elkhart Co., Ind., very suddenly, Anna, wife of John Buzzard, aged 74 years, 3 months and 7 days. Buried at Yellow Creek where the funeral services were held by John S. Coffman and Jacob A. Beutler. She was married in May, 1847, to Bro. John Buzzard, who survives her; her maiden name was Weldy. Sister Buzzard was one of those mothers in Israel whose quiet, unassuming life was a living testimony of faithfulness to the religion of Jesus whom she professed in early life. She was much beloved by her neighbors and highly esteemed in the Church, which was testified by the unusually large attendance at the funeral. May the Lord bless our brother and the children in their bereavement.

Simons.-August 19th, in Rapho twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., George Simons, aged 76 years, 5 months and 22 days. Funeral on the 22nd. Text, Heb. 9:27, 28. Buried at "Green Tree" Meeting-house.



Herald of Truth - Volume XXI, Number 18 - September 15, 1884, p. 285

Wingert.-On the 31st of August, in Cambria county, Pa., of cholera infantum, David infant son of John and Susan Wingert. Funeral services by P. A. Blough. Text, Mark 5:39.

Thomas.-On the 7th of July, in Cambria county, Pa., Eve Thomas, aged 84 years and 10 months. Funeral services were held by Jonas Blough and P. A. Blough. Sister Thomas was a widow over forty-nine years, and was for many years a member of the Mennonite Church. A few days previous to her death she sent for a minister and in her conversation with him said her desire was to depart and be with Christ.

Rohrer.-On the 28th of August, in Chester Co., Pa., Martin H. son of brother John and Sister Susan Rohrer, aged 2 years, 6 months and 21 days. Funeral services were held in Lancaster county, Pa., at Buyerstown, Hershey's Church, by David Buckwalter and Isaac Eby, from Romans 5:18. Buried at Hershey's graveyard.

Singer.-On the 28th of August, in Chester county, Pa., Howard Clayton, son of Bro. John and Sister Magdalene Singer, aged 11 months and 21 days. Services by Isaac Eby. Rom. 8:28.

Detweiler.-On the 26th of August, in Columbiana county, Ohio, Samuel L. Detweiler, aged 79 years, 8 months and 20 days. Buried at Oberholtzer's Meeting-house, where services were held by Jacob Stauffer and ---- Brubacher.

Wenger.-On the 6th of June, near Milford, Seward county, Neb., Catharine, daughter of John Wenger, aged 25 years and 7 months. A few months ago she was baptized and received into the Amish Mennonite Church. Funeral services by Joseph Schlegel and Joseph Gascho.

Hunsberger.-On the 19th of August in South Cayuga, Ont., of consumption, Amelia, daughter of Henry Hunsberger, aged 33 years, 3 months and 3 days. She began the service of the Lord in her youth, and remained faithful to the end. We will miss her here, but we believe it is well with her. Services by N. Snyder, from Heb. 4:9.

Heckadon.-In Lincoln county, Ontario, of dropsy and heart disease, Anna, wife of Henry Heckadon, aged 49 years, 1 month and 20 days. Deceased was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. She leaves a husband and fifteen children. Services by Abram Hunsberger and C. Gehman. Text, Rev. 14:13.

Smith.-On the 5th of September, in Elkhart county, Ind., of fever, Jacob R. Smith, son of Preacher R. J. Smith formerly of Holland, aged 25 years, 10 months and 15 days. The funeral was held at Yellow Creek, and was largely attended, especially by the young people who had been his associates and schoolmates from childhood. The services were held by J. S. Coffman and David Burkholder. Jacob Smith was a young man of more than ordinary intelligence, was very decided in his opinions, contended earnestly for the right, and was highly respected by all. He professed to have peace with God, and died trusting in Jesus. On the 3rd of August he was united in marriage with Hannah Christophel; five weeks later she followed his remains to the grave. May she faithfully hold to the promises that the Lord has made to those that trust Him.

Halteman.-On the 1st of July, in North Coventry, Chester Co., Pa., of brain and spinal affection, Catharine Halteman, aged 63 years, 6 months and 1 day. She was a prominent member of the Mennonite Church at this place. She was buried at East Coventry Mennonite Church. Services by Jacob Conner at the house and Jacob Hunsberger at the meeting-house.

Transcriber's note: In the Halteman obit, the cause of death is stated as ". . . spinal affection." I typed it as stated, but I'm wondering if it should be "spinal infection."

Bare.-On the 4th of September, in Elkhart county, Ind., Rosa Jane, daughter of John Bare, aged 6 months and 14 days. Services at Yellow Creek by the brethren Jacob Wisler and John Weaver.

Christophel.-On the 1st of September, near Nappanee, Elkhart county, Ind., of consumption, Elizabeth, wife of Noah Christophel, aged 24 years, 9 months and 18 days. The funeral services were held at Yellow Creek Meeting-house, by David Burkholder and Jacob A. Beutler. Sister Christophel bore her sufferings with much patience, was a bright light in her profession, and left a good hope that she was at peace with God.

Dissinger.-August 26th, near Salunga, Lancaster Co., Pa., Lizzie J., wife of Aaron Dissinger, aged 33 years, 9 months and 3 days. Funeral on the 30th. Text, 2 Cor. 5:1. Buried at Landisville Meeting-house.

Minnich.-September 1st, in Landisville, Lancaster Co., Pa., Jonas Valentine Minnich, aged 6 months and 17 days. Text, Mark 10:13-16. Buried at Landisville Meeting-house.

Manuel.-September 2nd, in Columbia, Lancaster county, Pa., Isaac Manuel, in his 60th year. Funeral on the 5th. Text, Psalm 90:12. Buried in the Columbia Cemetery.


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