|Birth: ||Sep. 1, 1861|
|Death: ||Nov. 12, 1916|
Josiah B. Brumbaugh, the only son of David H. and Margaret Brumbaugh, deceased, was born near Henrietta, Blair Co., Pa., Sept. 1, 1861. He died of a complication of diseases at his home in Juniata, Pa., November 12, 1916, aged fifty-five years, one month and ten days.
Bro. Brumbaugh found his companion for life in the person of Lucinda Dilling, and June 6, 1882, was married by Eld. John W. Brumbaugh. This union was blessed by two sons and four daugthers. The mother and and five children survive to mourn the loss of a devoted and loving husband and father. One daughter preceded him to the heavenly home seventeen years ago.
In 1882 he became a member of the Church of the Brethren, and in 1893 he was called to the ministry by the Clover Creek congregation. He was soon advanced to the second degree. Here he labored for six years. Then a call came to him to take charge of the mission church at Bellwood.
Bro. Brumbaugh accepted the call and in the spring of 1899 began his work at that place. It was no easy task, as the church was just in its infancy, and needed much care and attention; but he labored earnestly for eleven years under great burdens and difficulties, with very little compensation. He earned a livelihood for himself and family by teaching school, and, with the assistance of his good wife, conducted a small store. However, the Lord greatly prospered him. During his pastorate at Bellwood he was ordained to the eldership.
In 1910 Bro. Brumbaugh thought it best to give the work at that place to someone else; so he built a new residence in Juniata Park and moved to that place. Here he labored arduously, filling the pulpit here and elsewhere almost every Sunday.
He was a natural student and read much, especially church literature and works on theology, supplemental to his constant Bible study. Even during his illness he spent much time preparing outlines of sermons, in order to have them ready to preach, if the Lord would restore him to health, It was not the Lord's will, though his people had been praying earnestly for his recovery, and on Nov. 11, 1916, he peacefully fell asleep in Jesus. Thus that beautiful life, that was loved and cherished by all who knew him, passed into the great beyond, to see his Savior face to face, and to be reunited with the loved ones gone before.
How greatly Bro. Brumbaugh will be missed in the church as well as in the home! He was just as energetic about the work of the church of his choice as he was about his temporal affairs. The span of life was not long, yet Bro. Brumbaugh, by his never-tiring energy and intense activity, lived much, performing more work in the fifty-five years that were allotted to him than some men could do, or would do, in four-score years.
No accurate record of his official services at funerals and marriages was ever kept, but his ministrations upon such occasions were eagerly sought far and wide.
Two funeral services were held. One was held in his late home at Juniata, Monday evening, Nov. 13, ably conducted by our pastor, Bro. Walter S. Long. The other was held in the Church of the Brethren at Clover Creek, Bro. James A. Sell officiating. A peculiar coincidence is found in the fact that both ministers, led by the Holy Spirit, selected the same text, 2 Sam. 3:38*. Bro. Brumbaugh was laid to rest in the Brumbaugh cemetery at that place.
[by] Elma Brumbaugh Rogers, Altoona, Pa., Dec 14. 
* 2 Samuel 3:38
"And the king said unto his servants, Know ye not that there is a prince and a great man fallen this day in Israel?"
David Hoover Brumbaugh (1838 - 1915)
Margaret Burget Brumbaugh (1838 - 1902)
Lucinda Hoover Dilling Brumbaugh (1862 - 1935)
Dessa May Brumbaugh (1884 - 1898)*
Elma Grace Brumbaugh Rogers (1885 - 1985)*
L Jennie Miller (1887 - 1964)*
John David Brumbaugh (1891 - 1955)*
Susie Margaretta Brumbaugh Glass (1893 - 1985)*
Harry Victor Brumbaugh (1897 - 1921)*
Josiah Burget Brumbaugh (1861 - 1916)
Junie Burget Brumbaugh Maddocks (1874 - 1927)*
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Originally Created by: Joan of VA
Record added: Jun 28, 2008
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