|Birth: ||Jun. 17, 1813|
|Death: ||Nov. 5, 1882|
Herald of Truth - Volume IX, Number 12 - December, 1872, page 190, 191
Died on the 5th of November, in Livingston co., Ill., of inflammation of the nerves and bladder, VALENTINE AUGSTEIN, aged 51 years and ten months. He was buried the 7th in the presence of many relatives and acquaintances. He was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite church, and a co-laborer in the vineyard of the Lord, leaving, a deeply grieved wife and five children to mourn their loss. We hope that he is now resting from his labors in heaven, where he frequently desired to be. Funeral services were delivered by Jacob Naffziger, of Woodford co., Ill., at the house, from 2 Cor., 15 and a very impressive exhortation at the graveyard; by Christian Schloegel at the church from Ps. 103, and by the writer from 1 Thess. 4:13-18. He evidently departed this life in a living faith, by which to comfort his family and friends. The day before his death he could say, "I am ready." These were the last words he uttered that could be distinctly understood.
The physicians had intended to perform an operation on him, and when the day set for that purpose had arrived, they found him too weak for them to undertake the work. He had very severe pain to endure until death relieved him of his suffering, which he bore with christian fortitude. He frequently prayed his Maker for a happy end. He also comforted his affectionate wife in his last days, saying she should not grieve so much over his departure, and that the heavenly Father would care for her if she would depend on him, saying, "I am freed from my pains, and will enter into everlasting joy and glory.
He commanded her to bring up the children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. He then reached his hand to the children; commanding them to be faithful and obedient to their mother.
In this manner he set his house in order. He was a light to the church and to the world. His heart was filled with love toward God and man; and to the poor and needy he rendered assistance. In his earlier years he was very poor and could barely support himself and family, and often he said to his wife, that if ever he should accumulate enough to help the poor, that none should ever go from him without assistance.
Anna King/König Augstein (1822 - 1903)
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