Adams County, Ohio Obituaries
Joseph Wisecup, surrounded by kind and loving friends, calmly and peacefully sank to rest at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles McMullen, at the close of January 11, 1906, aged 76 years, 9 months and 22 days. While regretting to leave his loved ones, yet he expressed himself as being perfectly willing to submit to the will of his Master. He expressed himself to his friends as only waiting my time to go, only waiting for the Savior's call. He remarked to Brother Edmiston the eve before his death, "What profiteth a man to gain the whole world and loseth his own soul?" It was such a comfort to him when his neighbors and friends would sing and pray for him. He said he wanted the music of the angels to charm his ears when he reached his heavenly home. During his life he was married four times, his first wife Phoeba Frost. To this union were born four children of which two died while young. His second wife was Isabel Skidmore. Three children blessed this union of which one has preceded its father. His third wife was Martha King, and his last wife, Rebecca Jones, who died about two years ago. He leaves three daughters and one son, and a large number of relatives and friends to mourn his death. He united with the Christian church in early childhood. He was consciencious, warmhearted and true and ever maintained the confidence of all who knew him. In his neighborhood where he spent most of his life his table was set for all. At his home church during revivals or protracted meetings everybody was welcome to go to Bro. Wisecup's. His pleasant and amiable disposition endeared him alike to young and old. His mission here is done and his spirit has taken its flight back to Him who gave it and who has a mansion prepared for him.
He has crossed the river of death, But turns and waves his hand, Pointing to the home of rest, In that bright and happy land. The midnight stars are beaming Upon his silent grave, Where he is sleeping without dreaming, The one we could not save. We know that he has found a home Above that never dies, And soon his voice will bid come And meet him in the skies. -- Sarah McMullen