CLOSED CHURCHES WITHIN THE PRESENT BOUNDARIES OF THE

SUSQUEHANNA CONFERENCE OF THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
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PERRY COUNTY PA


Baileys Run EV

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Blain ME

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Center Union EV–UB

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     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Church
     Allegheny Conference of the United Brethren Church

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     Allegheny Conference 1914,48 – new building dedicated

Brief History:
     This was a union church building, the existing structure dedicated February 22, 1914, to take the place of one that had burned some years prior.

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Cove St. John's EV

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Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Association/United Evangelical Church   

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    1914,75 – investigation of title; authorization to sell

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Donnally Mills EV

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Donnally Mills Otterbein UB

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    Pennsylvania Conference of the United Brethren Church   

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    1913,49 – recommendation to sell
    1915,28 – renewal of the recommendation to sell

Brief History:
   This was part of the 4-point Eschol charge (Eschol, Gingerich’s, Mannville, Otterbein Chapel).  The charge was weakened by the 1889 denominational split, and none of the congregations survived.

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Elliotsburg Mount Zion EV

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Emory Chapel ME

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Eschol UB

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    Pennsylvania Conference of the United Brethren Church
    Pennsylvania Conference of the United Brethren Church, Old Constitution

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Pennsylvania Conference
    
1913,63 – conference treasury receives $27519 from Eschol church account
Pennsylvania Conference, Old Constitution
     1912,13 – UBOC conference trustees authorized to sell Mt. Arrarat church [Littlestown mission] to purchase Eschol church
     1913,18 – UBOC purchases the building at Eschol
     1913,24 – UBOC purchases Eschol building [from J.E. Kleffman, new constitution] 2/25/1913 for $290
                   – pays $10 for repairs 2/27/1913
    
1915,27 – Recommended: the missionary appropriation to the charge of $150 be paid only if the assigned pastor resides on the field, otherwise the appropriation shall be $50.
     1917,28 – conference treasurer authorized to renew the fire insurance policy on the building
                   – presiding elder authorized to “see after” repair work on the building and solicit funds for the same
     1918,25 – presiding elder authorized to sell the furnishings, the building, and the property
     1918,27 – conference paid fire insurance on Eschol Church on 12/3/1917 and again on 9/16/1918
     1918,28 – charge name changed from “Eschol mission” to “Mount Vernon mission”
     1919,27 – Eschol church building sold for $150.00; furnishings sold for about $12.00; proceeds to help defray remodeling and refurnishing at Mount Vernon church building

Brief History:
   The church at Eschol was erected in 1870, and there was once a 4-point Eschol charge (Eschol, Gingerich’s, Mannville, Otterbein Chapel [east of Donnally Mills]).  The charge was weakened by the 1889 denominational split, and the building was sold to the United Brethren Old Constitution in 1913.  The last UBOC preaching at Eschol was in 1915, and the building was sold in 1919.

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     The building was sold to Harry C. Boden, who removed it.

 


Fairview ME

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Falling Spring EV

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Fio Forge MP

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Gingerich’s UB
Marsh Run ME

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     Pennsylvania Conference of the United Brethren Church (1861-1910)

     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church (1910-1940)

Journal references:
     1911,61 [UB] – conference treasury receives $183.50 from Gingerich church account

Brief History:
    This was originally the site of a stone school building in which the United Brethren worshiped for over a decade before purchasing the property and remodeling it for worship about 1861.  In 1892 the stone building was replaced by a new structure.  When the UB work began to dwindle, the building was purchased by the ME’s in 1910 and added to the Millerstown charge (Millerstown and Donnally Mills).  Services were in 1928, when the Liverpool charge (Liverpool and New Buffalo) was added to the Millerstown charge.

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     The building was moved back from the highway about 100 yards and is now a private residence.

  


Hunter's Valley Messiah EV

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Ickesburg ME

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Ickesburg UB

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Landisburg ME

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Liberty Valley  ME

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Liverpool ME

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Liverpool St. Mary's EV

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    On 4/5/1943 persons “acting as agents of the United Evangelical Church at Liverpool” sold a lot in Liverpool to David and Anna Blattenberger for $1.  The relationship of this lot to the above property is not knownn

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Loysville ME

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Mahanoy Union EV

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Manassas Union ME

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Mannsville UB

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   Pennsylvania Conference of the United Brethren Church      

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     1911,61 – conference treasury receives $136.36 from Mannsville church account

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Marsh Run ME [see Gingerich’s UB] 


Marshall Chapel ME

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Marysville UB

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Mount Vernon UB

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     Pennsylvania Conference of the United Brethren Church, Old Constitution 

Journal references:
     1911,15 – Eschol charge w/o a pastor 2nd half of year; presiding elder preached a few times at Mount Vernon at Sulphur Springs

Brief History:
     The first burial in the cemetery appears to be in 1890, and so it is possible that the congregation at this site did not exist until after the 1889 denominational split.

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 The building is now a private residence, but it was home to the Church of the Living Christ of Loysville 1981-85.

 


New Bloomfield Trinity UB

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Newport ME

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Newport Calvary EV

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Pennell's ME

 

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Pfoutz Valley ME

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Pisgah  EV

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Pleasant Valley EV

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Riebers UB

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Shermans Dale MP

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Stony Point EV

 

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Syoc ME

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Wila EV

 

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