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Jacob Gehman was born in Springfield township, Bucks Co., Pa., May 5, 1827; died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Rachel Smith, near Hope, Kans. Nov. 2, 1905, aged 78y., 5m., 27d. The rest of his earthly record may be briefly stated as follows: He united with the Mennonite church in 1841, was married in 1849 to Barbara Angeny, who survives him; was father to twelve children, ten living; moved with his family to Fayette Co., Iowa, since which time he has lived in Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, and Kansas, having lived in or near Olathe, Kans., most of the time during the last ten or twelve years. Bro. Gehman has always been steadfast in defense of the Mennonite faith. Although he lived away from the church of his choice most of his life, he always took a great interest in her welfare, tried to build up the church wherever he went, and never missed an opportunity to speak in defense of the doctrine. During the greater part of his life he had been in robust health; but the last few years gave evidence that age was beginning to tell on him. His last ailment was something akin to cancer, which to some extent affected his entire system. He bore all his sufferings patiently, kept going until within a few weeks before his death, and his last days of consciousness were devoted to scripture admonitions, prayer and meditation. He died with full hope of eternal rest, with a number of his children by his bedside. Funeral services at Olathe, Kans., were conducted by I.B. Christ of the Brethren church. Text Gen. 3:19. May God comfort the bereaved. He was a farmer. His religion was Mennonite. He lived in Springfield Twp., Bucks Co., PA. He lived in Gage Co., NE.


Jacob Gehman was born in Springfield Twp., Bucks Co., Pa., May 5, 1827; died Nov. 2, 1905, at the age of 78 Y., 5 M., 27 D., at the home of his daughter, Rachel Smith, near Hope, Kan. He was married to Barbara Angeny, Oct. 2, 1849. To them were born twelve children, ten of whom are living. Five of his children were with him during his last days on earth, and they, with the bereft wife, two sons-in-law and one daughter-in-law, were present when the last sad rites were performed. Funeral services a the Brethren church in Olathe, Kan., were conducted by Bro. I. H. Christ. Text, "Dust thou art, and unto dust thou shalt return" (Gen. 3:19). Interment was made at the Olathe cemetery. The first of this family to be laid to rest for forty-four years. He brought up his family in the fear of the Lord, and they all to-day, from a full heart, feel grateful for his teachings. He was a member of the Mennonite church since the age of sixteen, ever faithful to his convictions of the truth, and wherever he went he testified for the Lord. He was a subscriber and an earnest reader of the Herald of Truth since the date of its first publication. All his life he enjoyed good health, but began to fail perceptibly in the last six months. He was bedfast for three and one-half weeks before his death. He suffered a good deal at times, but was so quiet and patient through it all, that no one could tell how much he bore. A physician was called in and all that loving hands could do, was done for him. He was grateful for the ministrations, yet his greatest desire was to depart and be at rest. He had visions of the other shore, which, though his watchers could not behold, they knew were beckoning him over. Our hearts are wrung with grief, still it is blessed to know that his life, so full of disappointments here below, is at last made perfect in the home where sorrows never come.

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Jacob Gehman
May 5, 1827
195 Springfield Twp., Bucks Co., Pennsylvania, USA
12 November 2, 1905
117 78 Hope, Kansas, USA
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