Herald of Truth Obituaries - August, 1888

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Herald of Truth , Vol. XXV, Number 15, August 1, 1888 - Page 237

LEHMAN - On the 18th of June, in Elkhart Co., Ind., Bertha, daughter of Isaac and _____ Lehman, aged 6 months and 20 days. Buried at Yellow Creek Meeting-house on the 20th.

Family researcher note: see also June 19, 1941, "Lehman, Matilda Snyder". The mother's name above was Matilda.

MINNICK - On the 29th of June, at Dale Enterprise, Rockingham Co., Va., Tyretta Minnick, aged about 37 years. She was buried on the 1st of July at the Bank church. Services by G.A. Wilson. She was a consistent member of the M.E. Church.

PEACHY - On the 14th of July, in Menno Twp., Mifflin Co., Pa., Annie, daughter of John and Sarah Peachy, aged 17 years, 1 month and 27 days.

PETTKERS - On the 30th of June, in Boone Co., Neb., wife of Bro. Gerhard Pettkers, aged 40 years, 6 months and 18 days. She was buried on the 3rd of July. She died happy in the Lord.

HOFFMAN - On the 30th of June, near Peabody, Kansas, wife of Adam Hoffman, aged 51 years. She leaves her husband and 7 children. The funeral was largely attended. Services by Pre. Werhem.

SCHMIDT - On the 28th of June in Reno Co., Kansas, Daniel Schmidt, formerly of Rueckenau, Russia, aged 60 years, 3 months. He was buried on the 30th. Services by David Penner.

WIENS - On the 9th of July in Hoffnungsfeld, Manitoba, Jacob Wiens, aged 72 years, 25 days from a rupture. He was buried on the 11th. He was a dearly beloved member of the church.

LANTZ - In Philadelphia, March 5th, 1888, very suddenly, of paralysis of the brain, Simeon B. Lantz, aged 37 years. A widow, two children and a large circle of friends mourn his early and sudden demise. Funeral services on the evening of the 8th, by J.O. Wilson and M. Epharland. Interment the following day at Bellevue cemetery, Gap, Lancaster Co., Pa., where N.B. Grubb, assisted by Pre. Mc Coy conducted the services. Deceased was a very earnest Christian and kind and loving husband and father. None knew him, but, to love him. - The Mennonite

LANTZ - Near Gap, Lancaster Co., Pa., April 17th, of diphtheria, Samuel A., son of David Z. and Nancy B. Lantz, aged 3 years and 23 days. Funeral services by G. Stoltzfus and Samuel Lantz.

LANTZ - Near Gap, Lancaster Co., Pa., May 22d of congestion of the brain, Christian Lantz, aged 80 years, 3 months and 16 days. Funeral on the 25th at the Millwood A.M. Church, where services were conducted by John Ronk, G. Stoltzfus and J.P. Mast. "Our eyes have seen the rosy light of youth's soft cheek decay, And fate descend in sudden night on manhood's middle day. Our eyes have seen the steps of age halt feebly to the tomb; And shall earth still our hearts engage, And dream of days to come?"

YODER - On the 31st of May, in ???erry Twp., LaGrange Co., Ind., of the infirmities of old age, Joel Yoder, aged 88 years, 6 months and 4 days. Eighteen days previous he attended communion services and enjoyed the best of health. He was a regular and interested attendant at church services, always going thither on foot, although walking was not easy for him. He leaves 3 children, 12 grand-children, and 4 great-grandchildren, who with his brother David of Cambria Co., Pa., besides many friends, followed his remains to the grave on the 1st of June. Services by Manasseh M. Miller and David A. Troyer of Holmes Co., Ohio.

WERTZ - On May the 24th in Stony Creek Twp., Cambria Co., Pa., Jacob Wertz, aged 72 years, 8 months and 23 days. The deceased started on a visit to the State of Indiana, and when he was there a few days he died. He was then brought home and buried on the 27th on his own farm. He lived a Christian life for many years. He was a faithful member of the Dunkard Church, and his funeral was very largely attended.

SHANK - On the 7th of July, in Johnson county, Mo., of cholera infantum, Benjamin Aurelius, son of Lewis H. and Mary Shank. Funeral services were held by Frederic Culp from Heb. 9:27. This is the first one of Bro. Shank's family that has been called away; and father, mother and children can now feel an interest in heaven as never before, because the family has begun over there. "Go to thy rest my child, Go to thy dreamless bed, So gentle and so undefiled, With blessings on thy head." - Burber

ANDES - On the 3d of May, in Poweshiek county, Iowa, of hemorrhage of the lungs, Berthie, daughter of Perry and Mary Andes, aged 1 year, 2 months and 3 days. The Lord has thought it best to take our darling home to rest; Her life was like a summer day, that quickly comes, and fades away; Her life had only just begun, when lo! the Master said, 'Tis done. Our babe to us was always sweet, We ever loved her smiles to greet; But God, the mighty God above, Has stronger claims upon our love; May her sweet rest in heaven begun, Be ours to share when life is done. MARY S. JONES

EASH - On the 19th of April, in LaGrange county, Ind.., of consumption, Sarah, daughter of Jacob Eash, aged 18 years, 8 months and 9 days, this making the third one called out of the family by that dreadful disease consumption, the mother and two children.

STUTZMAN - On the 6th of July, in Clinton Twp., Elkhart county, of consumption, Barbara, widow of Peter Stutzman, aged 40 years, 4 months and 13 days. She leaves three children. During the last week of her life she spoke words of exhortation and admonition to her children and neighbors with wonderful earnestness. She testified against the very common custom of taking likeness, having musical instruments and insuring property, and spoke sharply against pride, fashion and other things. She had a desire to leave this world of suffering and be with Jesus. She said she felt that she must thus exhort and reprove through the power and Spirit of God. She also admonished the preachers to be faithful and blow their trumpets and warn the people, so that many might be brought to a knowledge of the truth. Her funeral was largely attended. Services by D. Johns and Eli Miller.

LEHMAN - On the 11th of June, near Dalton, Wayne Co., Ohio, of consumption, Bro. Isaac P. Lehman, aged 40 years, 3 months and 27 days. He was buried on the 19th at the Sonnenburg church, the line of vehicles following his body from the house of mourning was a mile in length. Services by Jacob Nusbaum and D.L. Armstutz from the Chippewa Church from Luke 7:11-18. The deceased brother had to endure sickness a long time, but he suffered no pain, and he was ever patient, declaring himself content with whatever God might be pleased to do. He retained consciousness to the last, and desired to exchange time with the glories of eternity. Shortly before his death he clasped his hands saying, "O, Lord Jesus, come soon," and soon He came and took the dear brother from our midst. The whole community is sorrowing his departure, for he was universally loved, and might have been called "everybody's friend." He leaves his mother two brothers and three sisters and many relatives and friends to mourn their loss, yet they mourn not as those who have no hope.

HARTZLER - On the 4th of July on the Haw Patch, Noble county, Ind., of the infirmities of old age, Lydia King, widow of John Hartzler, aged 86 years, 10 months and 18 days. She was the mother of 11 children, 7 of whom survive her, 43 grandchildren of whom 32 are living, 32 great-grandchildren of whom 26 are living. Fourteen years ago she lost her sight. She had not been able to go out of doors or to the table to eat for four and a half years, had to be fed for three years. But she bore all her misfortune with Christian patience. She often expressed a desire to go home and be with Jesus. She was a faithful member of the church for many years. And we have great reason to believe that she is numbered with the saints in that heavenly home. Funeral services by Isaac Smucker and Jonathan Kurtz. The deceased was born in Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania. "In the grave they laid her body But her soul is far above, In a bright and happy country In a land of peace and love."

HOTEL - On the 5th of July, in Manheim, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Co., Ontario, Daniel Hotel, aged 79 years, 5 months and 3 days. Buried on the 8th at Latschaw's M.H. He had chosen his own text from Matt. 24:44, from which appropriate remarks were made by M. Bowman and B. Shupe.

ESH - On the 6th of July, at Spence Hill, Juniata Co., Pa., Leah, wife of Pre. John Esh, aged 76 years, 7 months and 28 days. Funeral services by Michael Yoder and Pre. Book from Rev. 14:13.

RUPERT - On the 27th of February, in Delphos, Ohio, Joseph Henry, infant son of Bro. and Sister, Wesley and Anna Rupert. Buried on the 28th at the Pike Church. "Lately launched a trembling stranger On the world's wide boisterous flood, Pierced with sorrows, tossed with danger Gladly I return to God."

Transcribed by C. Wheeler - British Columbia


Herald of Truth, Vol. XXV, Number 16, August 15, 1888 - Page 255

BRACKBILL - July 13th, at Landisvalley, Lancaster county, Pa., of rheumatism, and dropsy, Bro. Christian R. Brackbill, aged 28 years, 4 months and 26 days. Buried on the 16th at Landisvalley Meeting-house. Text: Luke 7:14. A large congregation assembled to sympathize with the bereft parents.

RICKARD - on the 23d of May in Montville, Medina county, Ohio, Christina, wife of Daniel Rickard, aged 65 years, 11 months and 11 days. She leaves her husband and 9 children, 6 boys and 3 girls who were all present at the burial of their dear mother. Services by Martin Leatherman in English and Eph. Hunsberger in German.

WEISE - On the 28th of March, in Westfield, Medina county, Ohio, of consumption, Emma, daughter of George and Debby Weise, aged 19 years, 3 months and 26 days. Services by Pre. Goss and Martin Leatherman of Wadsworth, Ohio. She was baptized 3 years ago and was an earnest and devoted member of the reformed church. May God comfort the dear parents, brothers and sisters and give them grace that they may be able to meet their dear one in the bright home about where parting will be no more.

AMSTUTZ - On the 14th of July, in Wayne county, Ohio, of cancer in the breast and lungs, Elizabeth Burkholder, wife of John Amstutz, aged 45 years, 9 months and 14 days. She was sick 8 months and 6 days and leaves a bereaved husband and 3 children, 2 sons and a daughter, to mourn their loss. She was born on the 30th of Sept. 1842, married to John Amstutz on the 19th of Dec. 1867. Funeral services by David Yoder and David Hofstetler from Ron. 5:1.

MILLER - on the 20th of July, in Gynes Twp., McPherson county, Kansas, of congestive chills, Sister Mary Anne, wife of Abraham Miller and only daughter and child of Jacob J. and Elizabeth Armstutz*, aged 20 years and 10 days. She suffered only 36 hours, and then fell asleep in Jesus, to whom she had given her heart in her early youth. She leaves a deeply bereaved husband (with whom she spent one year and 9 months of a happy wedded life) and an infant 5 months old, besides her parents, who also deeply mourn the death of their only child. She was always an obedient daughter and was beloved by all. She was a consistent member of the Amish church, and at the time of her death she left a good evidence that she was at peace with God. She was preparing for a visit to Indiana with her husband in the near future, but God willed it otherwise. Funeral services by Noah Schrock and Jonas Borntreger of Reno county, Kansas, and P.O. Hershberger of Holt county, Neb., from 1 Thess. 5. This reminds us anew that death does not only call away the old, but the young as well. Peace to her ashes.
*Correction - Name is Stutzman - See Abraham Miller see GH May 11, 1945 - from great-grandson, Phil Bontrager.
In addition DJH #2371 & DBH #14082 give a brother, Andrew J. Stutzman.

ALLEBACH - On the 25th of July, in Towamencin, Montgomery county, Pa., Bro. David Allebach, aged 86 years and 6 days. He was buried at the Mennonite meeting-house near Kulpsville. He was a deacon in the church for about 56 years. Peace be unto his ashes.

FRETZ - On the 26th of July, near Bedminsterville, Bucks county, Pa., Isaac Fretz, aged 60 years, 3 months and 26 days. He was buried on the 31st at Deep Run, followed to the grave by many friends.

LEATHERMAN - On the 26th of July, in Hilltown Twp., Bucks county, Pa., Joseph Leatherman, aged 26 years, 4 months and 26 days. He was buried on the 30th, at Deep Run. A large concourse of friends assembled to pay their tribute of respect to the deceased.

STAUFFER - On the 25th of July, near Dublin, Hilltown Twp., Bucks county, Pa., Salome, daughter of Ephraim and _____ Stauffer, aged 13 years, 8 months and 29 days. She was buried on the 29th at Blooming Glen.

ZUG - On the 25th of July, in Champaign county, Ohio, of heart disease, Sister Veronica, wife of John K. Zug, aged 64 years and 6 days. She leaves her husband and 6 children, one son and 5 daughters to mourn her sudden departure. She was a beloved mother and neighbor and for about 47 years a faithful Christian in the Amish Mennonite church. We believe our loss is her eternal gain. Her funeral was largely attended. Services by John Warey and Byron Long from Mark 13: 33-57.

MILLER - On the 21st of July, in Johnstown, Cambria county, Pa., Lydia Miller, aged 65 years, 9 months and 2 days. Buried on the 22d in the Barkley graveyard by the side of her husband, who died some time ago.

CLAY - On the 28th day of July, in Howard Co., Ind., Nettie, daughter of Christian and Katie Clay, aged 1 year, 2 months and 17 days. She was buried in B. Hershberger's graveyard. Services by Daniel C. Miller and Emmanuel A. Mast.

HELT - July 24th, near Manheim, Lancaster county, Pa., of dropsy, Bro. Peter Helt, aged 80 years, 5 months and 4 days. Buried on the 27th at Hernly's meeting-house.

STEINER - On the 27th of July, near Lynn Grove, Adams county, Ind., after a protracted illness, Sister Mary Anne Steiner, daughter of P.C. and Veronica Steiner, aged 20 years, 8 months and 2 days. She was confined to her bed for 7 months, yet she was always patient. Soon after being taken sick she became conscious of the one thing needful, and with Mary (Luke 10:42) she chose the good part, and on Saturday before Easter was baptized and admitted to church membership. Her funeral was largely attended. Services were held by D. Yoder, C. Augsburger and others. This is again a loud call to the young to repent and prepare for death.

MAST - On the 11th of June, near Morgantown, Berks county, Pa., suddenly of heart disease, Bish. John P. Mast, aged 61 years, 6 months and 22 days. Ten years ago he was ordained a bishop in the Amish church, having then already been a minister for 25 years. On the 10th of June at the usual service we preached on the uncertainty of mortal life, pointing out the necessity of continual watchfulness, because the Lord may come at time when man may least expect him. He spoke also of the great mercy of God and commented on the parable of the prodigal son. On Monday morning, the 11th he went to drive some cattle into another field, when he suddenly fell forward on his face, apparently dying instantly. Last Spring he desired another bishop to aid him in his duties. Bro. Gideon Stoltzfus was accordingly ordained. He leaves a widow and many friends to mourn his death. He was beloved and respected, not only in his church, but by the community in general. About a thousand people were assembled on the occasion of his burial on Mast's graveyard near Springfield on the 14th. Funeral services were held by Bish. David Zook of Harvey county, Kansas and Gideon Stoltzfus of Lancaster county, Pa., from Mark 13:34-37.

WEAVER - On the 6th of August, near Nappanee, Elkhart county, Ind., of cholera infantum, Charles, son of David D. Weaver, aged 1 year, 6 months and 1 day. Buried at the Brick church. Services by J.P. Schmucker and Henry McGowen

Transcribed by C. Wheeler - British Columbia

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