Herald of Truth Obituaries - September, 1885

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Herald Of Truth - Volume XXII, Number 17 - Sepember 1, 1885, page 269

MOOR.--On the 19th of August, in Bucks Co., Pa., Elizabeth Y. Moor, aged 9 months and 1 day.

TROYER.--ON the 9th of August, in Holmes Co., O., of rheumatism, Martha, daughter of David J. and Catharine Troyer, aged 11 years, 9 months and 8 days. The funeral services were conducted by David Beachy and A. Mast. Buried at Walnut Creek cemetery.

HOOVER.--On the 9th of August, in Oceana Co., Mich., of consumption, Rosa E., wife of Christian S. Hoover, aged 23 years and 7 months. She leaves a husband, mother, brothers and sisters to mourn their loss. She was a member of the Baptist church ever since she was fifteen years old. She longed to go home and said she was happy, had seen her children and wanted to go to them. She bid all good bye, and said she was going home. She was buried on the 10th, when appropriate remarks were made by the Lutheran preacher.

CHRISTOPHEL.--On the 21st of August, in Elkhart, Indiana, of consumption, Isaac, son of Henry Christophel deceased, aged 30 years, 1 month and 7 days. The funeral services were held at Shaum's meeting house by J. F. Funk and J. S. Coffman. Brother Christophel was a zealous and devoted member of the church, and a bright example of piety and uprightness to all around him. He enjoyed the peace of God in his heart, and expressed himself entirely consecrated to the will of God in all things--to live or to die, as it pleased him. He leaves a widow and three children, a mother and three sisters. He is the fourth one of the family that has died in four years. First the father, then a brother, then a sister went before him. May our much afflicted sister realize the fullness of the blessings promised by the widow's God.

HOLDEMAN.--On the 22nd of August, near Wakarusa, Ind., of paralysis, Hettie, wife of John Holdeman, maiden name Eicher, aged 56 years, 4 months and 21 days. Services by David Burkholder, Jacob A. Beutler, and J. S. Coffman. A faithful wife and loving mother was called from the family, and an earnest and devoted member from the church, in the death of Sister Holdeman. May the ten children who survive her be true to the instructions they have received from this, one of the best of mothers.

SCHANTZ.--On the 21st of August, in Davis Co., Iowa., after a protracted illness of dropsy of the heart, Preacher Peter Schantz, aged 65 years and 11 months. Funeral services were held at the house on the same day, from Rev. 14 : 13, which text he himself had selected several days before he died. He died in a good hope and with a heart filled with joy. In accordance with his previously expressed which, he was buried in Lee County, where he had lived during the greater part of his life.

Transcribed by: Cheri Salz, Illinois


Herald Of Truth - Volume XXII, Number 18 - September 15, 1885, page 287

GEHMAN.--On the 9th of August, in Lancaster Co., Pa., Catharine, widow of John Gehman, aged 67 years, 10 months and 12 days. Buried at Weaverland meeting house. Services by John Zimmerman, and Amos Shenk, the former speaking in the English language.

LEHMAN.--On the 1st of August, in Cambria Co., Pa., Daniel W. Lehman, aged 32 years, 10 months and 16 days. Funeral services were held by S. Gindlesperger.

YODER.--On the 27th of July, near Kalona, Washington Co., Iowa, Veronica C., wife of Jacob Yoder, aged 63 years and 8 days. She had to suffer much in the last days of her life. She leaves a deeply bereaved husband and four children, to mourn her departure. Sister Yoder was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite church. Funeral services were held by Peter Kinsinger and Christian Y. Miller.

SNAVELY.--On the 21st of August, near White Oak, Lancaster Co., Pa., Bro. Abraham H. Snavely, aged 58 years 8 months and 15 days. Funeral on the 24th. Text, 1 Cor. 15: 55; Is. 57 :2. Buried at Hernly's meeting-house. A large congregation assembled to pay the last tribute to the beloved brother in the Lord.

FRANK.--On the 22nd of August, near Petersburg, Lancaster Co., Pa., Henry H. Frank, aged 22 years, 11 months and 7 days. Funeral on the 25th. Text, Jer. 31: 3. Buried at the Hess meeting-house. A large congregation assembled on the solemn occasion. A loud call to the younger people. O may they heed it.

METZLER.--On the 29th, of August, near Sporting Hill, Lancaster Co., Pa., Bro. Martin Metzler, aged 61 years, 9 months and 26 days. Funeral on September 1st. Text, Is. 38:1. Buried at Ehrisman's meeting-house. Bro. Metzler became obedient to the Gospel a few weeks before his death.

SCHWALM.--On the 21st of August, in Noshannock Falls, Lawrence Co., Pa., of stoppage and inflammation of the bowels, Nicholas Schwalm, aged 57 years, 5 months and 18 days. The funeral services were held at the house by ---- Giles in English, and John R. Zook in German. Text, Rom. 8:1--13 and 1 Cor. 15:54--58. Nicholas Scwalm* emigrated from Kerchhausen to Ontario, Canada in the year 1849, and from Ontario to Neshannock, Pa., where he lived eighteen months. He was a miller by trade. He was sick only 34 hours, and died with a living hope in Christ. He leaves a widow and ten children to mourn the loss of a kind husband and father. He was buried at the Amish Mennonite burying ground.

*Their spelling.

ROHRER.--On the 1st of September, in Canton, O., of inflammation of the bowels, Benjamin Rohrer, son of Preacher Michael Rohrer, aged 45 years. He leaves a wife and two children to mourn their loss. May their loss be his gain. Peace to his ashes!

LEIDIG.--On the 27th of August, near Morrison, Whiteside Co., Ill., of dropsy, Mary Ann Leah, wife of David Leidig, aged 67 years and 2 months. She was received into the Mennonite church during her sickness. She leaves a husband and one son. Eight children have gone before her. Text, Is.38:1, last part, and Rev. 7:9.

ROTH.--On the 31st of July, in Fulton Co., O., of diphtheria, the daughter and only child of Jonas and Magdalena Roth, aged 1 year, 6 months and 3 days.

SCHAD.--On the 12th of August, in Fulton Co., O., infant son of Christian and Jacobina Schad, aged only a few days. Buried at Lockport on the 14th. Text, Mark 10:13--17.

YODER.--On the 13th of August, in Fulton Co., O., of inflammation of the brain, only son of Jacob and Sarah Yoder, aged 1 year, 6 months and 13 days. Buried on the 15th.

SCHAD.--On the 21st of August, in Fulton Co., O., Jephtha, only son of Christian D. and Magdalena Schad, aged 2 months and 3 days. Funeral test, Matth. 18:1--8.

ROTH.--On the 28th of August, in Fulton Co., of diphtheria, Magdalena, wife of Jonas Roth, aged 22 years, 11 months and 12 days. On the 30th she was consigned to mother earth. She was a faithful sister in the Amish Mennonite church, and was willing at the call of the Master to leave this world, and claimed to be prepared to meet her Savior with a blessed hope of eternal life. She leaves a deeply bereaved husband, father, mother, and brothers and sisters. Her only child preceded her four weeks to the eternal world, as noticed above. Comforting remarks were made on the funeral occasion to the unusualy large congregation by C. Freienbeger, C.S.Stuckey and J.Wyse, from John 5:24--29.

BLOSSER.--On the 31st of August, in Locke Township, Elkhart Co., Ind., of cholera infantum, Huldah May, youngest daughter of Jacob and Harriet Blosser, aged 8 months and 28 days. Services at Yellow Creek by D. Burkholder, John Weaver and John F. Funk, from Ps. 16:6 and 2 Kings 4:26. This little one was sick only seven hours and the affliction was taken deeply to heart by the sorrowing parents; but they may rest in the sweet assurance that "it is well with the child."

Thy life was but a summer day,
Our dearest, dearest Huldah May;
Like incense sweet at early morn,
Thy life, by death to God was borne.

We weep and mourn, and yet we've joy,
Because thy peace has no alloy;
We do not wish thee back, but pray
That we with thee at last may stay.

LANDIS.--On the 9th of September, in Harrison Twp., Elkhart County, Indiana, of the infirmities of old age, Sister May Landis (widow), aged 83 years and 20 days. She was a faithful and devoted sister in the Mennonite Church these many years, and possessed a firm confidence in her Savior. She was fully resigned to the will of God, and had a desire to depart and be with Christ, and at one time as in communion with Jesus, she said, "Thou comest to me and I come to thee." She suffered much for some time, but we have the sweet assurance that she now rests with the faithful children of god. She leaves a number of children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The funeral on the 11th at Yellow Creek Meeting-house, was largely attended, and services were held by Martin Hoover and Noah Metzler, assisted by J. F. Funk and J. S. Coffman, from Gen. 15:15.

Transcribed by: Cheri Salz, Illinois

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