ARCHIVES OF THE SUSQUEHANNA CONFERENCE OF THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Preserving and Celebrating Our United Methodist Heritage in Central and Northeast Pennsylvania
On Line Data Bases
Central Pennsylvania Evangelical Pastors Click on the first letter of the surname to enter the file of all the pastors for that letter. The instructions file gives information about this project, the dates at which various conference boundary changes occurred, and detailed bibliographic references.
ALBRIGHT, GEORGE E.
Note: George E. Albright later served in the Presbyterian ministry in western Pennsylvania and Iowa.
ALBRIGHT, GEORGE S.
1905 ordained deacon
1907 ordained elder
1915-18 East Prospect
1918-22 York (Princess Street)
1922 withdrew to join West Pennsylvania Synod of the United Lutheran Church
ALBRIGHT, RAYMOND WOLF
Born: 7-16-1901 Akron PA married: Mary Catherine Sherr
Died: 7-15-1965 Boston MA obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1932,204
married2: Mrs. Caroline Elizabeth Ayer Rising
1921 license, East Pennsylvania Conference, recommended by Akron Mt Zion
1923 ordained deacon, East Pennsylvania Conference
1925 ordained elder, East Pennsylvania Conference
Interment: Laureldale Cemetery, Reading PA
Obit: Eastern Conference 1966,120
1920-22 Wyomissing Berkshire Heights
1922-24 Lebanon Old Emmanuel
1926-52 faculty, Evangelical School of Theology in Reading PA
1952-65 faculty, Episcopal Theological School in Boston MA
Note: Raymond W. Albright is the great-great-grandson of Jacob Albright and the brother of Rev. Alton P. Albright (1904-1995) of the United Church of Christ. He is the author of the definitive 1945 History of the Evangelical Church.
1867 ordained deacon
Note: J.N. Allen is believed to have moved to Ohio, and then to Nebraska in 1871, and served as a Congregational minister.
ALLISON, CHARLES E.
Born: 3-21-1819 PA married: Juliana Myers 12/27/1857
Died: 9-18-1895 Los Angeles CA obit: [9/2/1832 – 1/21/1915]
1856 ordained deacon
Interment: Los Angeles CA
1856-58 York station
1859-60 Middle Creek
1862-63 Lock Haven
1864-66 York circuit
1866-67 Baltimore circuit
1868 transfer to Iowa Conference
1888 transfer to California Conference
1888-89 Bardsdale mission
Note: Henry Althouse is the father of William Henry Althouse (1858-1929) of the California Conference.
ANTHONY, BENJAMIN F.
Born: 5-30-1844 Juniata Furnace (Perry Co) PA married: Anna H. Fenicle
Died: 5-23-1886 East Berlin PA obit:
1877 ordained deacon
1879 ordained elder
Note: Mrs. Anthony re-married in 1894 to Benjamin F. Hall – a retired member of the Central Pennsylvania Conference. She is also referred to as Anna H. Zimmerman.
Born: 3-22-1827 Bethnal Green, England married: Jemima Johnson
Died: 12-5-1882 Irving MI obit:
Interment: Coopersville Cemetery, Coopersville MI
1875-76 Glen Rock
1876-77 Baltimore Mission
withdrew; "transfer" to Lutheran Church
1877-79 Beckleyville MD, Independent Lutheran Synod
moved to Michigan; "transfer" to Methodist Episcopal Church
1879-80 Grand Rapids Division Street MI [organizing pastor] (beginning summer 1880)
1880-82 Coopersville MI
1882- Irving MI
Note: The biographical files include an obituary and other material for Josiah Archer. His service in Michigan was as a local pastor filling "to be supplied" appointments, and his name does not appear in the conference minutes.
ARTMAN, DANIEL ABRAM
Born: 2-4-1864 Mordansville PA married: Mary Amelia Oaks
Died: 4-27-1928 West Nanticoke PA obit: [d. 3/26/1887]
married2: Ida May Erdley
1889 license, recommended by New Berlin obit2: 1916,79
1892 ordained deacon married3: Mrs. Hulda G. Baumgardner
1894 ordained elder obit3:
Interment: New Freedom PA
1891-93 West Clifford
1917-19 Hummels Wharf
1925-27 Penns Creek
1927-28 West Nanticoke
AURAND, CELESTINE VAN BUSKIRK
Born: 6-4-1858 married: Ida Leopold
Died: 3-8-1901 Hanover PA obit:
1887 ordained deacon
1889 ordained elder
Interment: Blooming Grove Evangelical Cemetery, York County PA
1890-92 Spring Mills
1892 "transfer" to East Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Association
1892-94 Pottstown & Birdsboro
1894-95 Catasauqua Immanuel
1895-97 Philadelphia Germantown
1897-99 Schuylkill Haven
1900 returned to Central Pennsylvania Conference of the United Evangelical Church
1900-01 Hanover Circuit
Note: C.V.B. Aurand is the son of Simon Aurand. Mrs. Aurand is the daughter of Aaron Frederick Leopold (1819-1889) and the sister of Sylvester Theodore Leopold (1851-1913) and William Augustus Leopold (?-1925), all members of the East Pennsylvania Conference.
Born: 12-26-1827 near Selinsgrove PA married: Sarah Van Buskirk
Died: 4-18-1909 Berwick PA obit: 1912,67
1860 ordained elder
1859-61 Block House
1867-69 Port Trevorton
1873-75 York (German)
1875-78 York Circuit
1878-80 York (English)
1886-87 Port Trevorton
1890-93 Brush Valley
1896-97 Zions Grove
Note: Simon Aurand is the father of C.V.B. Aurand. Mrs. Aurand is a grand-daughter of Abraham Eyer (of the Eyer Barn in Winfield), whose daughter Sarah Eyer married a John Van Buskirk.
AUSTIN, DONALD PAUL
1941 license, recommended by Berkley Place (Martinsburg WV)
1954 ordained elder, Virginia Conference
1948-53 West Frederick
1956 transfer to Central Pennsylvania
1956-63 Hummel's Wharf
1963-66 Williamsport circuit
1966-69 Port Trevorton
1969 transfer to Southern New Jersey Conference