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FRONT COVER: Dr. Elizabeth Bucke Miler (1901-1983) and her husband Dr. Edgar Miller
(1899-1989) in their Perry County retirement cottage. See the article beginning on page 49.

 

BACK COVER: Juniata County native Rev. John S. Gingerich (1819-1900). See the article
beginning on page 16.
              

 

THE CHRONICLE is published by the Historical Society of the Central Pennsylvania Conference of the United

 Methodist Church, PO Box 2053, Mechanicsburg PA  17055

 

THE CHRONICLE

 

Journal of the Historical Society

of the

Central Pennsylvania Conference

of the

United Methodist Church

 

Milton W. Loyer

Editor

 


Volume XXI                                                                                             spring 2010

 

 


  Editor's Preface .......................................................................................................2

 

   Kate E. Purvis: Little Known and Often Cited……………………………...…… 3

by Milton Loyer, 2010

 

    Tales of My United Methodist Ancestors………………………………………..15

             John S. Gingerich (1819-1900) ……..……………………………….16

John S. Gingerich and Samuel S. Snyder: Pioneer UB Preachers

by Barbara Rivas, 2010

             Franklin Ebenezer Hewitt (1825-1909)………………………….…..31

    by Franklin K. Wilson, 2010

     Jacob E. A. Bucke (1875-1961)………………………..……….…...49

        The Bucke Family of Perry County

by Elizabeth Bucke Miller, 1976

 

Tales from the Archives………………………………………………................…62

          The Call of God?  One Mid-Nineteenth Century Story……. …..63
Appendix

          The Promise of Man? One Mid-Nineteenth Century Story……..80

 

  The Susquehanna Conference in the United Methodist Church…………….……96

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