Herald of Truth, August, 1868

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Herald of Truth - Volume V, Number 8 - August, 1868, page 127, 128

In the month of June, in York Co., Ontario, POLLY NEIH, aged 82 years. A funeral discourse was delivered, at her residence, by J. Weidman from Matt. 24: 42-44. She was buried at Heis's burying-ground.

On the 6th of June, 1868, in Johnson Co., Iowa, JACOB SCHWARTZENDRUBER. Funeral sermons were delivered by Peter Brenneman and Abner Yoder. Further remarks were also made by Jacob Werner, Gunti and Schlegel, of Henry Co.

On the 7th of June, in Waterloo County, Ontario, of the infirmities of old age, Widow SUSANNA KUEHNER, aged 88 years, 8 months, and 6 days. She was buried on the 10th, in Christian Eby's burying-ground, where funeral sermons were delivered by Pre. Moses Erb, and Pre. A. W. Martin.

On the 11th of June, in Waterloo Township, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada, of apoplexy, HANNAH, widow of John BINGEMAN, aged 80 years, 5 months, and 25 days. Her maiden name was Berge. She was a native of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. She lived in wedlock forty-nine years and in widowhood nearly fourteen years, was the mother of fourteen children, nine of whom are still living, and leaves ninety-five grand-children and eighty-two great-grand-children. She was buried on the 13th in Ch. Eby's burying-ground. A funeral sermon was delivered by Pre. G. R. Smith from Eph. 2: 1, 5, and by Pre. Joseph Hegy from Rev. 14: 13.

On the 18th of June, in Woolwich Township, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada, of consumption and dropsy of the heart, HENRY MUSSELMAN, aged 71 years, 6 months, and 16 days. He was buried on the 20th. Funeral sermons were delivered by Bish. A. W. Martin and Pre. L. Koch from 2 Cor, 5: 1-5, which text had been selected by the deceased brother.

On the 22nd of June, in Ontario County, Ontario, of consumption, SAMUEL STAUFER, aged 30 years, 9 months and 19 days. He was buried on the 25th, at Risser's burying-ground, where funeral discourses were delivered by Henry Berky from 1 Peter 1: 24-25, in German, and by J. Steckley in English. A short time before his death, he desired to be baptized and received into the Church.

On the 27th of June, in Spring Garden Township, York County, Pa., of a lingering illness, MAGDALENA, widow of Henry FORRY, dec'd, aged 82 years, 2 months, and 25 days. She was buried on the 29th, at Witmer's Meeting-house. Funeral discourses were delivered by Frederic and Daniel Stauffer, from Ps 90: 12. The deceased was a consistent member of the Mennonite Church for many years, and died in the hope of a blessed immortality.

On the 28th of June, in Lancaster County, Pa., of consumption FANNY MARTIN, aged 26 years, 9 months, and 26 days. Funeral sermons were delivered by George Weaver and Abraham Martin.

On the 30th of June, in Rohrerstown, Lancaster Co., Pa., JACOB BRUBACHER, aged 52 years, 5 months, and 28 days. His death happened very suddenly. About three o'clock in the afternoon, while at work in the barn, in opening the front doors, he fell a distance of about eight feet. He was unconscious from the time of his fall, till he died, about 10 o'clock that night. Death surrounds us on every side, and stands at the door, perhaps when we least expect it. Therefore let us watch, let us all be ever ready, and seek our souls' salvation while we yet have time, Funeral sermons were preached by John Landis, Christian Herr, and Jacob Brubacher. He was a member of the Mennonite Church.

On the 7th of July, in York Co., Ontario, after a lingering illness, ESTHER, wife of Christian RISSER, aged 30 years and 4 days. She was buried at Risser's burying-ground, on the 9th, where a funeral discourse was delivered by Henry Berky, from the first part of the 5th chap. of 2d Cor. We have the hope that she died the death of the righteous.

On the 10th of July, in _______ Co., Ontario, after a brief illness, CHRISTIAN LEHMAN, aged 19 years, 5 months, and 18 days. He was buried the next day, at Weidman's burying-ground. A funeral sermon was delivered, on the 12th, from John 5: 24 in German, and in English from Job 14:10.

On the 22d of July, in Crawford Co., Ohio, Bro. JACOB PLETCHER, aged 46 years, 4 months, and 25 days. He was buried on the 23d, and leaves a widow and three children to mourn their loss. Funeral discourses were delivered on the occasion from John 16: 22, and Rev. 14: 13, by the brethren Joseph Freed and J. M. Brenneman. On the 15th, our departed brother was hauling hay, when his horses started to run off. In trying to stop them, he fell, and the wagon running over his body and bruising him inwardly, he was seriously injured and suffered great pain till the morning of the 22d, a little after 12 o'clock, when death put an end to his bodily sufferings.

"Dangers stand thick through all the ground,
To push us to the tomb,"

Transcribed by Ron Garber, Kansas

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