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Preserving and Celebrating Our United Methodist Heritage in Central and Northeast Pennsylvania

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BABCOCK, ROYAL ANSON

 

Born: 2-23-1890  Elgin PA                                         married: Minnie Frances Scott

Died: 4-27-1948                                                          obit:

 

1930    license, recommended by Carlisle First

1932    ordained deacon

1934    ordained elder

 

Interment: Rebersburg

Obit: 1948,100

 

1930-34           Cearfoss

1934-37           Bryansville

1937-48           Rebersburg

 


 

BAILEY, CHARLES ARTHUR

 

Born: 6-16-1920  Spring Mills PA                              married: Charlotte Elizabeth Fiebig

Died: 8-17-2006                                                          obit: 1999,428

                                                                                    married2: Isabelle _____

1940    license, recommended by Hummel's Wharf   obit2:

1944    ordained deacon

1946    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit: 2007,400

 

1942-45           student, Evangelical School of Theology in Reading PA

                1942-45  Port Trevorton
1945-57           Cearfoss
1957-61           Windsor
1961-72           Mexico

1972-73           Avis Yoked Parish

1973-76           Williamstown

1976-79           York Springs-Arnolds

1979-81           Jacobus

1981                retired

                            1981-92    Ralston

                            1993-94    Union circuit

                            1994-98    Millmont

 

Note: Charles A. Bailey is the son of Irwin C. Bailey Sr and a brother to Irwin C. Bailey Jr.

 


 

BAILEY, CHARLES CARROLL

 

Born: 6-7-1893  Loganville PA                                  married: Margaret Louise Kibbler

Died: 11-6-1955  Baltimore MD                                obit:

 

1918    license, recommended by Berwick Bower Memorial

1920    ordained deacon

1922    ordained elder

 

Interment: Loganville Evangelical Cemetery, Loganville PA

Obit: 1956,81

 

1917-18           Berwick Bower Memorial (beginning 7/8/1917)

1918-25           York Christ

1925-27           Milton

1927-29           assistant (under Dan A. Poling), Marble Collegiate church in New York NY

1929-39           Baltimore Faith

1939-43           Lemoyne Grace

1943-41           York St. Paul's

1951-55           Baltimore Immanuel

 

Note: C. Carroll Bailey is the son of Eli B. Bailey.

 


 

BAILEY, DAVID PAUL

 

Born: 9-14-1928                                                          married: Eleanor Ann Adelman [7/24/1951]

Died: 6-28-2009  Middletown PA                             obit: [b. 9/28/1928]

 

1948    license, recommended by York Grace

1953    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1953-58           Liberty
1958-61           Williamsport Heshbon Park
1961-66           Newberrytown St. Paul

1966-68           without appointment by own request

1968                located, page 237

                        PA Department of Aging

 

Note: At the time of his death, David P. Bailey was living in Hummelstown and attending Derry Presbyterian Church.


 

BAILEY, ELI BENTON

 

Born: 1-1-1864  Loganville PA                                  married: Malinda Alice Venus

Died: 7-8-1917  Berwick PA                                      obit:

 

1889    license

1892    ordained deacon

1894    ordained elder

 

Interment: Loganville PA

Obit: 1918,72

 

1890-92           Chanceford

1892-93           York Circuit

1893-94           Akron OH

1894-97           Baltimore Grace

1897-01           Baltimore Olive Branch

1901-02           located

1902-05           Alberton

1905-06           located

1906-07           Manchester

1907-11           Bloomsburg

1911-15           Baltimore Memorial

1915-17           Berwick Bower Memorial

 

Note: Eli B. Bailey is a brother to Irwin C. Bailey Sr and to William E. Bailey (1862-1931) of the Ohio Conference, and is the father of C. Carroll Bailey.

 


 

BAILEY, IRWIN CORNELIUS SR

 

Born: 11-19-1887  York County PA                          married: Hattie Grace Freed

Died: 11-1-1961  York PA                                         obit: [3/11/1884 – 9/4/1960]

 

1910    license, recommended by Loganville

1912    ordained deacon

1914    ordained elder

 

Interment: Prospect Hill Cemetery, York PA

Obit: 1962,94

 

1910-12           York (Princess Street)

1912-16           Bryansville

1912-19           Salladasburg

1919-22           Spring Mills

1922-28           Lewisberry

1928-32           Alberton

1932-37           Windsor

1937-51           Hummels Wharf

1951-58           York Bethlehem

1958                retired

 

Note: Irwin C. Bailey Sr is a brother to Eli B. Bailey and to William E. Bailey (1862-1931) of the Ohio Conference, and is the father of Charles A. Bailey and Irwin C. Bailey Jr.

 


 

BAILEY, IRWIN CORNELIUS, JR.

 

Born: 7-11-1912  Bryansville PA                               married: Miriam V. Ritter

Died: 3-1-1974                                                            obit:

 

1934    license, recommended by Windsor Emmanuel

1940    ordained elder

 

Interment: Mount Rose Cemetery, York PA

Obit: 1974,416

 

1936-37           Manchester- Yorkshire
1937-40           Ransom-Scranton
1940-42           Dushore-Lopez
1942-59           chaplain, U.S. Army
1959-61           Mexico
1961-64           Middleburg

1964-74           Lewisburg St. Paul's

 

Note: Irwin C. Bailey Jr is the son of Irwin C. Bailey Sr, a brother to C. Carroll Bailey, and the father of Rev. Kathryn Louise Bailey Moore of the Baltimore-Washington Conference.

 


 

BAILEY, WILLIAM ELMER

 

Born: 3-23-1862  Loganville PA                                married: Laura Kate Whiteleather

Died: 3-4-1931  Columbus OH                                  obit: [12/19/1856 – 4/9/1892]

                                                                                    married2: Minnie Bright

1893    license                                                             obit2: [8/8/1867 - ?]

 

Interment:

Obit: Ohio Conference 1931,64

 

                        transfer to Ohio Conference

 

Note: William E. Bailey is a brother to Eli B. Bailey and Irwin C. Bailey Sr.



 

BAIR, ISAAC NEWTON

 

Born: 11-29-1854  East Prospect PA                          married: Hannah Jane Kirkwood Campbell

Died: 7-31-1936                                                          obit: 1935,84

 

1891    license

1895    ordained deacon

1897    ordained elder

 

Interment: Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport PA

Obit: 1937,78

 

1893-96           Bryansville

1896-98           Shrewsbury

1898-03           Howard

1903-06           Millheim

1906-08           Cumberland

1908-12           Marysville

1912-16           Mount Holly

1916-17           Burnham        

1917-22           Williamsport Grace

1922-29           Espy   

1929                retired

 


 

BAIR, JOHN S.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1867    license

1873    ordained deacon

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1869-70           Liverpool

                        located

 

Note: This surname is also rendered BEAR.

 


 

BAKER, FRANCIS M.

 

Born: 11-?-1839  Oak Hill Station PA                       married: Harriet Elizabeth Fenner

Died: 1926                                                                  obit: [8/14/1837 – 1919]

 

1872    license

1874    ordained deacon

1876    ordained elder

 

Interment: Dauphin Cemetery, Middle Paxton township, Dauphin County PA

Obit:

 

1868-69           student, Bucknell University

1869-72           student, Union Theological Seminary in New York NY

1872-73           Port Trevorton

1873-74           Perry

1874-79           principal, Union Seminary in New Berlin PA

                        withdrew from the Church

1882                received by the Philadelphia Central Presbytery

1882-84           Hicksville OH

1884-15           Dauphin

 

Note: Francis M. Baker is the father of Rev. George Fenner Baker (1873-?) of the Presbyterian Church.  Some sources give the name of Mrs. Baker as Elizabeth H. Cornelius, but this is believed to be the result of confusion with the name of her father, Cornelius George Fenner.

 



BAKER, G.G.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

license

ordained deacon

ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1851-52           Allegheny

1852                charter member of Pittsburg Conference

 


 

BAKER, H.E.


Born: 1888                                                                  married:

Died: 1967                                                                  obit:

 

1908    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1916-18           Reading Trinity, East Pennsylvania Conference of the EC Church

1918                "transfer" to East Pennsylvania Conference, Evangelical Congregational Church

1981-21           Reading Trinity

1921-26           Plymouth Meeting

1926-30           Palmerton

1930-38           Reading Bethany

1938-44           Manheim

1944-51           Harrisburg Sixth Street

1951-53           Adamstown

1953                retired

                            1957-58  Reading Trinity


 

BAKER, IRVING K.

 

Born: 11-28-1883  near Carlisle PA                            married: Bessie May Kutz

Died: 5-27-1964                                                          obit: [d. 6/8/1954]

 

1908    license, recommended by St. Paul's Hagerstown Md.

1911    ordained deacon

1913    ordained elder

 

Interment: Mount Holly Springs PA

Obit: [1964,18]

 

1908-10           Mt. Holly Springs

1910-14           Bloserville

1914-19           Loganville

1919-21           Mexico

1921-26           Wellsville

1926-29           Rebersburg

1929-36           Felton

1936-46           Winfield
1946-52           Manchester-Yorkshire
1952                retired

                            1952        Wellsville (May-Aug)

                            1954-55  Windsor and Bittersville (Nov 54-Aug 55)

                            1956        Loganville (May-Oct)

                            1957        Felton (Feb-May)

                            1957        Wellsville (May-Dec)

 


 

BAKER, WARREN ARTHUR

 

Born: 9-7-1924  McClure PA                                     married: Irene Dunkelberger

Died: 11-29-1981                                                        obit: 1984,385

 

1955    license, recommended by McClure

 

Interment: Union Cemetery, McClure PA

Obit: 1982,380

 

1954-59           Sonestown
1959-64           Craley

1964-68           Sonestown

1968-81           Selinsgrove Christ

1981                Duncannon Parish

 

Note: Mrs. Baker is the daughter is the daughter of Edwin E. Dunkelberger.

 


 

BANKES, CRYDER HAROLD

 

Born: 2-19-1893  Mainville PA                                  married: Ellen Jane Pugh [4/24/1919]

Died: 1-7-1983  Bloomsburg PA                                obit: [4/24/1897 – 4/28/1957]

 

1920    license

1922    ordained deacon

1924    ordained elder

 

Interment: New Rosemont Cemetery, Bloomsburg OA

Obit:

 

1920-21           Penns Creek

1921-23           Buffalo Circuit

1923-25           Freemont

1925-28           Pennsdale

1928-29           Dushore

1929-31           Espy

1931-33           without appointment; caretaker at Central Oak Heights

1933-34           Morgan WV

1934                located

1955                name removed

 

Note: C. Harold Bankes printed the periodical "The Evangelical Challenge" and was outspoken on many issues.  The 1994 volume of The Chronicle, pages 87-88, tells of the controversy that led to his name being removed from the Conference rolls.

 


 

BANZHOF, JACOB

 

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1858    license

 

Interment:

Obit:



 

BARBER, JAMES

 

Born: 4-22-1797  Lancaster County PA                     married: Mary Maize

Died: 9-19-1867  Snyder County PA                         obit: [1805 – 1870]

 

 

Interment: Evangelical Cemetery, New Berlin PA

Obit: [1883,95]

 

1817-18           Lancaster Circuit

1818-19           Somerset

1819-20           Lancaster

1820-21           York Circuit

1821-22           Somerset and Bedford

1822-23           Union

1823-27           superintendent, Salem District

1827-28           Center

1828-30           Union

1830-31           Center

1831-32           White Deer

1832-33           Lycoming

1833-34           Franklin

1834-36           Located

1836-37           Schuylkill

1837-38           Lykens

1838-39           Columbia

1839-40           Union

1840-41           Lycoming

1841-43           Center

1843-45           Union

1845-47           Buffalo           

1847-48           Mahantango

1848-49           Union

1849                retired

 

Note: James Barber is the father of Lovina Barber Krause, wife of Abraham Krause, and the grandfather of Minerva L. Spitler Shortess, wife of John D. Shortess.  A biographical sketch of James Barber is given in Stapleton's 1900 Annals of the Evangelical Association, page 537.  An extended article on James Baber appears in the 2007 volume of The Chronicle, pages 4-33.

 


 

BARNER, JACOB KENNETH

 

Born: 7-15-1922  Liverpool PA                                  married: June Geraldine Bucher

Died: 10-14-2006                                                        obit: 2003,374

 

1953    license, recommended by Liverpool

1955    ordained elder

 

Interment: Mt. Holly Springs Cemetery, Mt. Holly Springs PA

Obit: 2007,401

 

1953-62           Daniels
1962-74           Mt. Holly Springs (ending 10/31/74)

1974-79           Altoona Juniata Otterbein (beginning 11/1/1974)

1979-88           Dover Bethany

1988                retired

                            1988-90  Mt. Airy-Mt. Zion


 

BARSHINGER, HENRY B.

 

Born: 11-9-1864  Springvale PA                                married: Rozella M. Fulton

Died: 11-25-1917  Mont Alto PA                              obit: [1873-1950]

 

1887    license

 

Interment: Greenmount Cemetery, York PA

Obit: 1918,75

 

1889-90           Middleburg

1890-91           Sugar Valley

1891-92           Nittany Valley

1892                located

 


 

BARTGES, LEE WILBUR.

 

Born: 8-21-1902  Logan Mills PA                              married: Iva Edith Moyer

Died: 10-17-1968  Lock Haven PA                            obit: 1990,447

 

1929    license, recommended by Logan Mills

1931    ordained deacon

1933    ordained elder

 

Interment: St. Paul's Church Cemetery, near Loganton PA

Obit: Susquehanna Conference 1969,209

 

1929-34           East Point
1932-34           East Point-Grover

1924                Sonestown, March and April
1934-36           Morgan

1936-38           Cearfoss

1938-44           Warrensville
1944-53           Lock Haven Mission
1953-59           Centre Hall-Spring Mills
1959-65           East Salem

1965-68           Pennsdale

1968                retired

 


 

BARTGES, WOODROW ALLEN

 

Born: 3-27-1913  Sugar Valley PA                             married: Sara E. Schilling

Died: 3-13-1997                                                          obit:

 

1932    license, recommended by Milheim

1940    ordained elder

 

Interment: St. John's Lutheran Church Cemetery, Lewistown PA

Obit: Baltimore-Washington Conference 1997,635

 

1936-38           Keystone-Perry

1938-41           Nescopeck
1941-48           missionary, China
1948-57           Grace, York
1957-70           Washington DC Albright Memorial

1970                transfer by boundary change to Baltimore Conference

1970-78           Washington DC Albright Memorial

1978                retired

 


 

BARTHOLOMEW, M.E.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1908    license

1910    ordained deacon

1912    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1908-09           Nittany

1909-11           Mount Rock

1911-13           Leesburg

1913-16           Lewisberry

1916-18           located

1918                withdrew

 

Note: This is believed to be Marshall E. Bartholomew, later (1920's-1940's) a Presbyterian minister in northern Pennsylvania and southern New YorK.

 


 

BARTO, GEORGE WALTER III

 

Born:                                                                           married: Suella _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1960    license, recommended by Milton First

1965    ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit:

 

1960-63           student, Albright College in Reading PA

1963-65           student, United Theological Seminary in Dayton OH

                             1963-65  youth director, Dayton St. Paul’s Methodist Church

1965-72           Avis

1972-77           Mechanicsburg Mt. Olivet

1977-94           Wellsboro

1984-96           Manchester

1996-05           Halifax

2005                retired

                            2009  Millersburg Grace (1/26 – 2/21)


 

BASOM, EDWARD CHARLES

 

Born: 1-7-1878  Richfield PA                                    married: Carrie Bordlemay

Died: 6-13-1957  York PA                             obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1941,394

 

1900    license, recommended by Pine

1902    ordained deacon

1904    ordained elder, Oregon Conference

 

Interment: Mt. Lebanon Cemetery, Lebanon PA

Obit: 1958,93

 

1900-01           Big Spring

1901-02           Emigsville and Manchester

1902                transfer to Oregon Conference

1902-03           Portland Second

1903-05           Sodaville & Sweet Home

1905                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1905-08           Mifflinburg

1908-09           West Nanticoke

1909-13           York Bethany

1913-17           Hagerstown

1917-22           Williamsport St. John's

1922-26           Williamsport St. Paul's

1926-31           Red Lion

1931-35           superintendent, York District

1935-39           superintendent, Lewisburg District

1939-49           Lewisburg St. Paul's

1949-57           Yorkanna

1957                retired

 

Note: Edward C. Basom is a nephew of Henry S. Basom and the father of William E. Basom.

 


 

BASOM, HENRY S.

 

Born: 7-19-1849  Richfield PA                                  married: Ada L. Nailor

Died: 2-25-1920  Carlisle PA                                     obit: 1925,82

 

1876    license

1883    ordained deacon

1886    ordained elder

 

Interment: Kutz's Cemetery, near Carlisle PA

Obit: 1910,65

 

1877-78           Baltimore circuit

1878-83           located to undergo a surgical operation to correct physical deformity

1883-86           Big Spring

1886-88           Brush Valley

1888-91           Jersey Shore Circuit

1891-92           Williamsport Newberry

1892-95           Lock Haven Circuit

1895-98           East Prospect

1898-02           Big Spring

1902-03           Wellsville

1903-06           Salladasburg

1907                retired

 

Note: Henry S. Basom is the father of Florence Basom Furhman, wife of Lester A. Fuhrman, and of Emma Basom Jacobs, wife of Harry H. Jacobs.  He is the uncle of Edward C. Basom.

 


 

BASOM, WILLIAM EDWARD

 

Born: 2-22-1915                                                                      married: Ruth Nash

Died: 4-10-2011  Lewisburg PA                                            obit:

 

1934    license, recommended by Trinity, York

1939    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1934-35           student, Albright College in Reading PA

1935-36           Nescopeck
1936-37           Penns Creek

1937-38           Albright Memorial, Washington D.C.
1938-69           Alexandria Beverley Hills

1969                transfer by boundary change to Virginia Conference

1969-80           Alexandria Beverly Hills
1980                retired to Lewisburg PA

 

Note: William E. Basom is the son of Edward C. Basom.

 


 

BAUGHMAN, WARREN LEONARD SR.

 

Born: 2-22-1902                                                          married: Bessie Margaret Spahr

Died: 3-21-1999                                                          obit: 1961,89

                                                                                    married2: Geneva _____

1927    license, recommended by York Zion              obit2:

1929    ordained deacon

1931    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1927-31           Dorsey

1931-36           Berkeley Springs

1936-41           Columbia circuit
1941-47           Juniata, Altoona
1947-52           Montoursville & Pennsdale
1952-57           Berwick St. Paul's Berwick
1957-71           Hagerstown St. Matthew's

1971                retired

 


 

BAUGHMAN, WARREN LEONARD JR.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Doris _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1946    license, recommended by Altoona Grace

1954    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1946-47           Mt. Rock
1947                Port Trevorton
1947-52           Sonestown
1952-55           Lewisberry
1952-61           Newberrytown
1961-70           Berwick Bower Memorial

1970-73           Red Lion Bethany

1973-78           superintendent, New Cumberland District

1978-82           Harrisburg Calvary (ending 10/1/1982)

1982-88           superintendent, Lewisburg District (beginning 10.1.1982)

1988-91           Muncy

1991                retired

                            2004-04  Berwick First (beginning 8/19.2004)

                            2006-07  Evansville (beginning 3/1/2007)

 


BAUMGARDNER, AARON SYLVESTER

 

Born: 2-12-1852  Fayette County PA                        married: Ruth R. Crane

Died: 10-29-1916  Lewisburg PA                              obit: 1901,80

                                                                                    married2: Huldah Gertrude Wertz

1874    license, Pittsburgh Conference                       obit2:

 

Interment: Lewisburg PA

Obit: 1917,73

 

                        Pittsburgh Conference

1885                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1885-88           Danville

1888-89           Glen Rock

1889-91           Baltimore Grace

1891-93           Jarrettsville

1893-94           York circuit

1894-97           Hagerstown circuit

1897-98           Perry

1898-99           Newport & Perry

1899-02           Buffalo

1902-04           Sugar Valley

1904-06           Warrensville

1906-08           McClure

1908-09           New Berlin

1909-11           Liverpool

1911-15           Morgan

1915                located

 

Note: The dates for the first Mrs. Baumgardner, not given in her obituary, are 1846 (VA) to 1901.  The second Mrs. Baumgardner was born in 1871 in PA.

 


 

BAYNE, ELLIS JAMES

 

Born: 10-7-1893  Baltimore MD                                married: Lillie Mae Craley

Died: 8-20-1982  York PA                                         obit: 1982,389

 

1914    license, recommended by Goodwill

1918    ordained deacon

1920    ordained elder

 

Interment: Mt. Rose Cemetery, York PA

Obit: 1983,396

 

1915-18                            Manchester

1918-22                            Bryansville

1922-27                            Craley

1927-33                            Hanover

1933-39                            Lewistown Grace

1939-47                            Williamsport St. John's
1947-57                            Bethany, York
1957-61                            Berwick Bower Memorial
1961                                 retired

 

Note: Ellis J. Bayne is the father of Thelma Bayne Woods, wife of William F. Woods.

 



BEAM, L.S

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

                        East Pennsylvania Conference

1904                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference, page 23

 

Note: L.S. Beam is listed in the East Pennsylvania Conference as a local pastor on trial who lived in Lebanon and "moved within the bounds of the Central Pennsylvania Conference."  He appears not to have served an appointment in either Conference and is otherwise unknown.

 



BEAUMONT WILLIAM LINCOLN

 

Born: 2-17-1863  St. Clair PA                                    married: Laura Elinor Edwards

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1885    license

1887    ordained deacon

1890    ordained elder, Oregon Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1885-86           Dillsburg circuit

1886-88           West Brooklyn circuit

1888-89           Middleburg circuit

1889-90           Spring Mills

1890                transfer to Oregon Conference

1890                Newberg (did not finish the year)

1890                withdrew irregularly

1890                "transfer" to Oregon Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church

1890-93           Gervais OR

1893-94           Lycoming PA

1894-95           Charleston WV

1895-96           Beverly OH

 

Note: William L. Beaumont was well educated.  He received a BE from Central Pennsylvania College in 1888, an MA from Marietta College (OH) in 1896, and a PhD from Mt. Union College in 1901.  He is the 1910 author of Ben Ezra, or The Midnight Cry.

 


 

BEAVER, E.M.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1872    license

1887    ordained deacon

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1872-73           Hughesville

1873-74           Columbia

1874-75           Center Hall

1875                located

 



BECKER, MICHAEL

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1810    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1810-11           Schuylkill

1811-12           Franklin

1812-13           York



 

BEECHER, H. W.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1920    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 



BENDER, A. J.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1853    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1851-53           Columbia

1853-54           Blockhouse and Cherry

1854                went west and united with M. E. Church

 

Note: This is believed to be the Amos J. Bender (1828-1897) given in the Methodist Episcopal pastor file.

 


BENDER, HARVEY WALTER

 

Born: 11-7-1863  Bendersville PA                             married: Lulu Musser Schoch

Died:                                                                           obit: [2/20/1872 – 5/3/1926]

 

1891    license

1893    ordained deacon

1897    license, Western Pennsylvania Synod of the Lutheran Church

1898    ordained, Western Pennsylvania Synod of the Lutheran Church

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1891-92           Cumberland

1892-93           Nittany Valley circuit

1896                surrendered license, withdrew; page 67

1897                "transfer" to Lutheran Church           

1898-01           Dickinson PA

1901-06           New Chester PA

1906-07           Philipsburg PA

1907-14           Schellsburg PA

1914-23           Lilly PA

1923-               Juniata PA

                       

Note: H.W. Bender graduated from Central Pennsylvania College at New Berlin in 1894 and from the Lutheran Seminary at Gettysburg in 1898.  Mrs. Bender is the daughter of Rev. William H. Schoch (1839-1930) of the Lutheran Church.

 


 

BENFER, HENRY ABRAHAM

 

Born: 3-12-1861  Bannerville PA                               married: Anna Leah Hengst

Died: 6-7-1925  Red Lion PA                                    obit: 1948,100

 

1882    license

1884    ordained deacon

1886    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit: 1926,91

 

1882-83           Middleburg

1883-84           Center

1884-86           Liverpool

1886-89           Big Spring

1889-92           Williamsport Bennett Street

1892-96           Lock Haven

1896-00           Williamsport First

1990-03           Carlisle

1903-07           York Trinity

1907-11           superintendent, York District

1911-15           Center District
1915-20           Baltimore Memorial

1920-25           Red Lion

 

Note: Henry A. Benfer is the father of Harry A. Benfer and Kenneth L. Benfer.  Mrs. Benfer is the daughter of Benjamin Hengst,

 



BENFER, HARRY A.

 

Born: 1-24-1892                                                          married:

Died: 1-?-1966                                                            obit:

 

1913    license

1919    ordained deacon

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1916-17           Hummels Wharf

1917-18           faculty, Western Union College

1918-19           Army Y.M.C.A. Secretary

1919-25           faculty and coach, Albright College

1925-36           coach, Muhlenberg College

1936                withdrew

 

Note: Harry A. "Haps" Benfer is the son of Henry A. Benfer and a brother to Kenneth L. Benfer.

 


 

BENFER, KENNETH L. M.D.

 

Born: 10-12-1903  York PA                                       married: Janet Merrian Kaltreider

Died: 1-15-1985  York PA                                         obit: [6/26/1903 – 11/26/1991]

 

1924    license, recommended by St. Paul's, Red Lion

1929    ordained elder

 

Interment: Red Lion Cemetery, Red Lion PA

Obit: 1985,400

 

1924-25           Baltimore Trinity

1925-26           Red Lion

1926-27           Alberton [Daniel's] MD
1927-30           student, Johns Hopkins Medical School in Baltimore MD 

1930-80           medical doctor in York

                            1930  York St. Paul's

                            1934  East Prospect Zion

                            1953  Guinter Memorial Hospital in Bambur, Nigeria

1980                retired

 

Note: Kenneth L. Benfer is the son of Henry A. Benfer and a brother to H.A. Benfer Jr.  He is the author of the book Somewhere in North Africa and an unpublished book-length manuscript Chiron in North Africa that is kept at the conference archives.

 


 

BENNINGTON, SAMUEL D.

 

Born: 2-8-1831  Harford County MD                                    married: Eliza Gault Paige

Died: 9-20-1892  WV                                                 obit: [8/28/1836 – 9/13/1920]

 

1859    license

1861    ordained deacon

1864    ordained elder

 

Interment: Tabernacle Church Cemetery, Whiteford MD

Obit: Baltimore Conference of the Methodist Episcopal South 1893,37

 

1859-60           Loganville

1860-61           York Circuit

1861-62           Leesburg

1862-63           Perry Circuit

1863-64           Franklin Circuit

1864-65           Hagerstown

1865-67           Columbia

1867-69           Buffalo

1869-71           Liverpool

1871-73           Boalsburg

1873-74           Lycoming

                        located , and withdrew (1879) from the Church

 

Note: Samuel D. Bennington joined the ME South and preached, among other places, on the Flintstone circuit.

 



BENTZ, JOHN W.

 

Born: 1839                                                                  married: Elizabeth Detwiler

Died: 8-3-1912  Carlisle PA                                       obit: 1922,76

 

1867    license

1868    ordained deacon

1870    ordained elder

 

Interment: Mount Holly Springs PA

Obit: 1913,69

 

1867-68           Hughesville

1868-69           York circuit

1869-70           Big Spring

1870-72           Susquehanna

1872-80           faculty, Union Seminary at New Berlin

1880-83           Port Trevorton

1883-85           Perry Circuit

1885-88           Leesburg

1888-89           Marysville

1889-91           Dillsburg

1891-92           Cumberland

1892-94           Hagerstown

1894-96           York circuit

1896-98           located

1898-99           Milton circuit

1899-03           Bloomsburg

1903-05           Liverpool

1905-06           Hanover circuit

1906-09           Dorsey

1909-10           Harford

1910-11           West Nanticoke

1911                retired

 

Note: John W. Bentz was originally a licentiate in the Reformed Church, but left that denomination in 1867.  Mrs. Detwiler is a sister to W.E. Detwiler.

 


 

BERGE, WILLIAM F.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Esther M. Kuter [1901]

Died:                                                                           obit: [d. 2/25/1932]

 

1899    license, Illinois Conference UE

1902    ordained deacon, Illinois Conference UE

1870    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1918                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1920                “transfer” to Rock River Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church

1920                Coal Valley and Beulah

 

Note: W.F. Berge has no record in the Central Pennsylvania Conference. 



 

BERGER, DANIEL

 

Born: 4-16-1797                                                          married: Hannah Wiltrout

Died: 4-14-1880                                                          obit: [5/1/1800 – 3/1/1879]

 

1834    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1836    ordained deacon, East Pennsylvania Conference

1838    ordained elder, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1881,13

 

1850                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1850-51           Baltimore Green Street

1851                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

 


 

BERGER, HENRY C.

 

Born: 8-4-1851  Centerville, Snyder County PA       married: Emma Louisa Strawman

Died: 3-2-1918  Lindsey OH                                      obit: [1/1/1861 – 11/20/1946]

 

1872    license

1877    ordained deacon

 

Interment: Lindsey Cemetery, Lindsey OH

Obit:

 

1875-76           Prospect

1876-77           Center

1877-78           Prospect

1878                transferred to  Erie Conference

 


 

BERRY, AQUILLA WENCENLUS

 

Born: 9-28-1839  Clinton County PA                                    married: Sarah Brungart

Died: 2-27-1893  Concordia KS                                 obit: [b. 1842]

 

1877    license

 

Interment:

Obit: Kansas Conference 1893,19

 

Note: A.W. Berry moved to Kansas about 1878.  He served as a local pastor in both PA and KS, and apparently never served under appointment in either conference.


 

BERRY, WILLIAM HENRY

 

Born: 4-26-1829  Centre County PA                          married:

Died: 6-2-1869                                                            obit:

 

1850    license

1852    ordained deacon

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1850-51           Bedford

1851-52           Perry Circuit

1852-53           Shrewsbury

1853-54           Lycoming

1854-56           Blockhouse and Cherry

1856                located

                        withdrew

 



BERTSH, J.G.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1853    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:



 

BETZ, MATTHEW

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1809-10           Schuylkill

1810-11          

1811-12           Schuylkill

1812-13           York



 

BIERLY, ADAM SYLVESTER

 

Born: 12-25-1863  Tylersville PA                               married: Cordie Ida Mae Bressler

Died: 12-24-1947                                                        obit: 1940,84

                                                                                    married2: Minerva Grenninger

                                                                                    obit2: 1957,79

1900    license, East Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Association        

                                               

Interment: Witmer's Church Cemetery, Port Trevorton PA

Obit: 1948,100

 

1901-03           Mifflin

1903-05           Spring Mills

1905-11           Port Trevorton & Mifflin

1911-12           Port Trevorton

1912-13           Cresswell, Milton Grove & Conewago

1913-15           Spring Mills, Uniontown & County Line

1915-17           Spring Mills

1917-18           living in Selinsgrove

1918-21           Waller

1921-22           Wayne

1922-23           Port Trevorton

1923                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference by denominational re-union

1923-25           living in Selinsgrove

1925-28           Freemont

1928                located           

 

Note: This surname is sometimes rendered BIERLEY.  The father of A.S. Bierly was a first cousin to the grandfather of W.C. Bierly.  During the denominational split, Adam S. Bierly served in the East Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Association as a local deacon.



 

BIERLY, WILLIAM CRESSWELL

 

Born:3-20-1858  Madisonburg PA                             married: Ida Mae Mader

Died: 2-3-1942  Jersey Shore PA                               obit: 1941,92

1888    license

 

Interment: Mifflinburg Cemetery, Mifflinburg PA

Obit: 1942,89

 

1889-91           Liverpool

1891-94           Fishing Creek

1894-97           Juniata Circuit

1897-99           Dillsburg

1899-03           Liberty

1903-05           Spring Mills

1905-08           Millmont

1908-10           Sugar Valley

1910-12           located

1912-13           Unityville

1913                located

 

Note: This surname is also rendered BIERLEY.  The grandfather of W.C. Bierly was a first cousin to the father of A.S. Bierly.

 


 

BIGGS, JOSEPH OLIE

 

Born: 2-28-1869  Georgetown MD                            married: Helen Elizabeth Smith

Died: 1-5-1947                                                            obit: 1951,100

 

1893    license

1898    ordained deacon

1900    ordained elder

 

Interment: Rolling Green Cemetery, Lemoyne PA

Obit: 1947,98

 

1896-00           Luzerne

1900-02           Milton Circuit

1902-06           Sonestown

1906-10           Espy

1910-12           Dallastown

1912-16           Alberton

1916-21           Baltimore Christ

1921-22           East Prospect

1922-26           Williamsport St. John's

1926-30           Hagerstown

1930-31           York St. Paul's

1931-40           Enola

1940                retired

 

Note: This name also appears as Joseph O'Neal Biggs.  Mrs. Biggs is the daughter of Samuel Smith.

 


 

BIGLER EDWARD EMANUEL

 

Born: 7-6-1920  Carlisle PA                                       married: Isabell Stangrewski

Died: 3-22-2010  Carlisle PA                                     obit: Susquehanna Conference 1967,231

 

1946    license, recommended by Carlisle First

1950    ordained elder

 

Interment: Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens, Carlisle PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 2010, 181

 

1946-53           Ringtown
1953-56           Paxtonville

1956-59           Pennsdale
1959-62           Selinsgrove Christ
1962-70           Mechanicsburg Grace

1970-82           York Zion

1982-85           Duncannon parish

1985                retired

 


 

BINGAMAN, S.P.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1911    license

 

Interment:

Obit:



 

BINGMAN, JACOB FREDERICK

 

Born: 6-17-1875  Beavertown PA                              married: Edna Grace Dice

Died: 3-14-1947  Dallastown PA                               obit:

 

1904    license, recommended by Beavertown

1907    ordained deacon

1909    ordained elder

 

Interment: Beavertown Cemetery, Beavertown PA

Obit: 1947,99

 

1905-09           Milton Circuit

1909-11           Nittany Valley

1911-15           Rebersburg

1915-19           Howard

1919-20           Millmont

1920-25           Centre Hall

1925-29           Cumberland Circuit

1929-33           Loganville

1933-37           Ringtown

1937-46           Mexico

1946                retired

 

Note: J. Frederick Bingman is an uncle to Stewart F. Bingman.  Mrs. Bingman is the daughter of Levi Dice.

 


 

BINGMAN, STEWART FRANKLIN

 

Born: 2-26-1920  Beavertown PA                              married: Mary M. Dellinger

Died: 11-29-2008  Mechanicsburg PA                       obit:

 

1941    license, recommended by Beavertown

1947    ordained elder

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery, Beavertown PA

Obit: 2009,413

 

1943-46           Windsor
1946-52           Avis-Salladasburg
1952-67           Richfield

1967-84           Shepherdstown

1984                retired

                                      assistant, Dillsburg Calvary

                            1989  Mount Holly Springs (Jan – Jun)

                                      chaplain, Country Meadows Retirement Center at Mechanicsburg

                            1994  Chestnut Grove (Jan – Jun)

 

Note: Stewart F. Bingman is a nephew of J. Frederick Bingman.

 


 

BINKLEY, HENRY K.

 

Born: 3-4-1848                                                            married: Catherine Barbara Bierly [6/10/1886]

Died: 9-12-1914                                                          obit: [2/23/1854 – 10/30/1916]

 

Interment: Charles Evans Cemetery, Reading PA

Obit:

 

1878                surrendered credentials

 

Note: Henry K. Binkley became a pastor in the Reformed Church.  Part of the time he lived in Reading and was the agent for the Reformed Church Record.  Mrs. Binkley is a first cousin to A.S. Bierly.

 



BISCHOP, JOHN

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1849    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1849                Bedford

 


 

BICKSLER, DANIEL WESLEY

 

Born: 12-15-1854  Womelsdorf PA                           married: Almeda Barbara Wolf

Died: 2-3-1944  West Palm Beach FL                        obit: [3/14/1862 – 2/23/1936]

 

1877    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1881    ordained deacon, East Pennsylvania Conference

1883    ordained elder, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Evangelical Cemetery, Akron PA

Obit:

 

1877-78           Halifax

1878-79           ?

1879-80           White Deer, Central Pennsylvania Conference

1880-81           located

1881-82           Birdsboro

1882-84           Womelsdorf

1884-85           Mount Joy

1885-88           Dauphin

 

1893                superintendent, Lancaster General Hospital

 

1912-14           St. Peter's (Fetterhoff's) Reformed Church, Dauphin County

 

Note: This surname is sometimes given as BIXLER.  D.W. Bicksler is a primary founder of Lancaster General Hospital.

 



BOAS, JACOB

 

Born:1815  Reading PA                                             married: Rebecca Kutz

Died: 4-5-1884                                                            obit: 1914,68

 

 

Interment:

Obit: 1885,47

 

1833-34           Indiana circuit

1834-35           Lake circuit

1835-36           Indiana

1836-37           Erie circuit

1837-38           Miami circuit

missionary to Illinois, organized the first circuit west of Chicago

1838-39           Canton

1839-40           Bedford

1840-42           missionary to Baltimore

1842-44           Cumberland

1844-45           Gettysburg

1845-46           Baltimore

1846-47           York

1847-51           superintendent, Baltimore District

1851-55           superintendent, Center District

1855-56           superintendent, Baltimore District

1856-72           located

1872-73           Perry circuit

1873-78           located

1878-79           Jersey Shore

1879-81           Center Hall

1881-83           Big Spring

1883                retired

 

Note: Jacob Boas is the father of Lillian Boas Ettinger, wife of Jesse M. Ettinger.

 


 

BOLLINGER, EDWARD S.

 

Born: 10-6-1859  York PA                                         married: Lillie Frances Deininger

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1886    license

1887    ordained deacon

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1886-88           Baltimore Preston Street

1888-89           Prospect Circuit

1889                transfer to Oregon Conference

1889-90           Salem

1890-95           superintendent, Oregon School for the Blind at Salem

1895                "transfer" to Oregon Conference of the Congregational Church

1895-99           Astoria Congregational

1899-06           Oregon City First Congregational [now Atkinson Memorial Unitarian Universalist]

1906-15           Portland Highland Congregational

 

Note: E.S. Bollinger appears to be serving in Valdez AK in the late 1910's and the First Congregational Church in Vancouver WA in 1921.  No more information about him is known at this time.  He is the author of the book An Alaska Investment, published by the Congregational Home Missionary Society.  Mrs. Bollinger is the daughter of C.F. Deininger.

 


 

BOLTON, JOHN C.

 

Born: 1-14-1828  New Castle, England                     married: Elizabeth Christina Huffmaster

Died: 7-2-1899  Augusta IL                                       obit: [c1830 – 1894]

 

1847    license

1848    ordained deacon

1851    ordained elder

 

Interment: Round Prairie Cemetery, Plymouth IL

Obit:

 

1847-48           Columbia

1848-49           Muncy

1849-50           Somerset

1850-51           Bedford

1851-52           Indiana circuit

                        transfer to Pittsburg Conference

 

Note: John Bolton moved to Richmond VA just prior to the Civil War.  He later moved to Dushore PA, where he married, and eventually moved on to IL, where he reportedly was a Methodist circuit minister of country churches.

 



BOWER, AMOS WRIGHT

 

Born: 12-19-1852  Columbia County PA                   married: Eleanor W. Miller [8/30/1880]

Died: 7-10-1937  Meridian WA                                 obit: [4/21/1860 – 4/19/1933]

 

1872    license

1874    ordained deacon

1876    ordained elder

 

Interment: [cremated, location of ashes unknown]

Obit:

 

1872-73           Prospect

1873-74           Milton

1874-75           Dushore

1875-76           student, Union Seminary

                             1876-77      York King Street [Trinity] (started in mid-year)

1877                transfer to the Pacific Conference

1877-79           Salem OR

1879                withdrew to join the Congregational Church

1879-81           Oregon City First Congregational

1881-85           East Portland

1885-               Portland Mt. Zion Congregational

1891-               Sultan City

 

Note: Amos W. Bower is a nephew to Isaiah Bower.  He is listed in the 1920 and 1930 censuses as a merchant.  The maiden name of Mrs. Bower is also given as Queen Nevada Miller.

 


 

BOWER, HIRAM S.

 

Born: 5-10-1847                                                          married: Eliza M. Grytzmacher

Died: 10-20-1915                                                        obit: Kansas Conference 1919,210

 

1853    license

1875    ordained deacon

1877    ordained elder

 

Interment: Westmoreland KS

Obit: Kansas Conference 1916,62

 

1872-73                       Baltimore Circuit

1873-74                       Middle Creek

1874-76                       located

1876-77                       Bendersville

                                    transfer to Kansas Conference

1912                            retired

 


 

BOWER, ISAIAH

 

Born: 3-19-1829  Evansville PA                                 married: Hannah Hagenbauch

Died: 1-25-1912                                                          obit: [4/20/1831 – 4/2/1910]

 

1881 ordained deacon

 

Interment: Pine Grove Cemetery, near Berwick PA

Obit: 1912,66

 

Note: Isaiah Bower is a first cousin to George E. Zehner and an uncle to Amos W. Bower.  He was involved full-time in various secular work: manufacturing, retail selling, real estate, etc.  He is the namesake of the Bower Memorial Church in Berwick.


 

BOWER, JACOB

 

Born: 11-27-1820                                                        married: Mary A. Bishoff

Died: 1902                                                                  obit: [b. 4/10/1828]

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1845-46           Bedford

1846                located

 


 

BOWER, KENNETH IRVIN

 

Born: 4-24-1916  near Williamsport PA                     married: Lois M. English

Died: 3-13-2001  Mechanicsburg PA                         obit: 2007,404

 

1935    license, recommended by St. Paul's, Williamsport

1942    ordained elder

 

Interment: Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport PA

Obit: 2001,359

 

1938-39           Penns Creek

1939-41           Salladasburg
1941-42           Howard
1942-46           Berwick St. Paul's
1946-53           York Zion
1953-60           Lewistown Grace
1960-68           Milton First

1968-82           Mechanicsburg First

1982                retired

                            1991-96  Mt Airy-Mt. Zion

 


 

BOWER, MOSES

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died: 1847  Somerset County PA                              obit:

 

1841    ordained deacon

1843    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit: [1883,95]

 

1840-41           Cumberland

1841-43           Virginia Circuit

1843-44           Gettysburg

1844-46           Cumberland

1846-47           superintendent, Potomac District

 


 

BOWERSOX, J.F.D

 

Born:                                                                           married: Mrs. Elizabeth May Condo Freeby

Died:                                                                           obit: 1921,70

 

1916    license

1918    ordained deacon

1920    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1916-19           Nittany Valley Circuit

1919-21           East Prospect

1921                Baltimore Christ ("left his charge during the year and united with another denomination")

1921                "transfer" to the Lutheran Church

1921-24           St. Benjamin's Lutheran Church, Carroll County MD

1924-26           New Hope and Zion Lutheran Churches, Adamsville OH

 

Note: The first husband of Mrs. Bowersox was a Mr. Charles W.L. Freeby; she married J.F.D. Bowersox in 1915.

 


 

BOWERSOX, JOSIAH

 

Born: 9-22-1837  Snyder County PA                         married: Mary Catherine Orwig

Died: 1-11-1929  OR                                                  obit: [12/14/1841 – 9/4/1896]

                                                                                    married2: Mollie E. Harner [1899]                             

1865    ordained deacon                                             obit2:                

1867    ordained elder

 

Interment: Salem OR

Obit: [Oregon Conference 1929,9]

 

1863-65           Lock Haven

1865-67           Blockhouse

1867-69           Lewisburg

1869-70           York

1870-76           missionary to Oregon             

1876                charter member of Pacific Conference

1876-77           superintendent, Pacific Conference

1877-84           Albany and superintendent, Pacific District

1884                charter member of Oregon Conference

1884-88           superintendent, Oregon District

1888-90           superintendent, Washington District

1890                identifies with Oregon Conference of the United Evangelical Church

1890-91           Brooks mission

1891-92           superintendent, Washington District; also Albany and Brownsville, and Brooks mission

1892-94           superintendent, Columbia District; also Salem

1894-97           Salem

1897-99           Lafayette

1899-03           Dayton

1903-07           Portland Second

1907-11           Portland Ockley Green

1911-12           Portland Second

1912-13           Portland Ockley Green

1913-16           city missionary

1916-18           Warren, city missionary

1918-22           Warren

1922                retired

 

Note: Josiah Bowersox is a brother to Reuben C. Bowersox.  They are grandsons of George Adam Bowersox whose 1802 log cabin, that hosted Jacob Albright and other early Evangelical leaders, is still standing on the Bowersox Tree Farm.  A brief biography is given in Poling's 1938 History of the Evangelical Church in Oregon and Washington, page 277.  The first Mrs. Bowersox is the daughter of W.W. Orwig.

 


 

BOWERSOX, REUBEN C.

 

Born: 12-2-1843  Snyder County PA                         married: Sarah A. Gift

Died: 10-20-1879                                                        obit: 1918,72

 

1871    license

1875    ordained elder

 

Interment: Mt. Rock Cemetery, Lewistown PA

Obit: [1893,67]

 

1871-72           Perry Circuit

1872-73           Columbia circuit

1873-75           Bloomsburg

1875-78           Cumberland circuit

1878                located

 

Note: Reuben C. Bowersox is a brother to Josiah Bowersox.  They are grandsons of George Adam Bowersox whose 1802 log cabin, that hosted Jacob Albright and other early Evangelical leaders, is still standing on the Bowersox Tree Farm.

 


 

BOWERSOX, RONALD ERB

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1954    license, recommended by McClure

1959    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1956-60           Loganville
1960-65           South Williamsport Grace

1965-78           Bellefonte Faith (ending 11/1/1978)

1978-88           Dallastown Bethlehem (beginning 11/1/1978)

1988-95           superintendent, Lewisburg District

1995-01           Camp Hill

2001                retired

                            2002-05  Dover New Creation

                            2005-06  Hellam Faith

                            2006-07  York Asbury

                            2009-10  Lewisberry



 

BRADER, J.M.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Minerva Wright

Died: 12-25-1889                                                        obit: 1912,68

 

1872    license

1874    ordained deacon

1876    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit: [1893,67]

 

1872-73           Milton

1873-76           Orangeville

1876-79           White Deer

1879-80           Canton

1880-82           Perry

1882-85           Danville

1885-88           Wyoming

1888-89           Sugar Valley

1889                Williamsport circuit

 

Note: A death notice for J.M. Brader appears in the 1/15/1890 issue of The Evangelical, page 23.

 


 

BRENNEMAN, H.H.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1880    license

 

Interment:

Obit:



 

BRESSLER, WILLIAM.

 

Born: 1-9-1819  Centre County PA                            married: Sarah Jane McKisson

Died: 8-24-1899                                                          obit: [b. 7/4/1817]

 

1849    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1849-50           Columbia

1850-52           Clarion

1852                charter member of Pittsburgh Conference

 

Note: A death notice for William Bressler and his wife appears in the 9/13/1899 issue of the Evangelical Messenger, page 587, and states they were residents of Illinois.



 

BRETZ, CARL V.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

                                                                                    married2: Mrs. Rosemary Smith Morris Burns

                                                                                    obit2: [1922-2009]

Interment:

Obit:

 

1949-52           Warrensville

                        Tuscaloosa AL Unitarian Universalist Church

                        living in retirement in Tennessee

 

Note: The second Mrs. Bretz was previously married to a Mr. David Markland Morris and a Mr. John H. Burns.

 


 

BRICKLEY, F.E.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1913    ordained elder, Oregon Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

                        Pittsburgh Conference

1890-92           Lickingville

                        Christian & Missionary Alliance Church

1909                "transfer" to Oregon Conference of the United Evangelical Church

1909-10           Sodaville & Sweet Home

1910-11           Independence

1911-12           Dayton

1912-13           Lewisville & Bridgeport

1913-14           Lewisville

1914-15           Eugene

1916                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1916-17           Idaville

1917-20           Lycoming

1920-23           located

1923                withdrew

 


 

BRICKLEY, GEORGE

 

Born: 1-31-1806  Mifflinburg PA                               married: Mary A. Wingert

Died: 3-17-1889  York PA                                         obit: [3/10/1813 – 1874]

 

 

Interment:

Obit: 1890,39

 

1829-30           Somerset

1830-31           York circuit

1831-32           Franklin

1832-33           Lancaster

1833-35           Lycoming

1835-36           Center

1836-37           York circuit

1837-39           Columbia

1839-42           superintendent, Salem District

1842-44           York Queen Street

1844-46           Baltimore Green Street

1846                located to practice medicine

 

Note: George Brickley is the father of George A. Brickley.

 


 

BRICKLEY, GEORGE A.

 

Born: 5-1-1840  New Berlin PA                                 married:

Died: 8-26-1895  York PA                                         obit:

 

1863    license

 

Interment: Prospect Hill Cemetery, York PA

Obit: The Evangelical, 9/11/1895 page 294

 

                        Pennsylvania Conference of the United Brethren Church

1865-66                   York & Jefferson circuits (1865, 104)

1866-67           Greencastle & Alto Dale circuits

1874-75           Shamokin First, East Pennsylvania Conference; see Gibble, 358

 

Note: George A. Brickley the son of George Brickley.  To distinguish him from his father, he is referred to as George Brickley Jr.

 


BRICKLEY, JOHN

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1841    license

1843    ordained deacon

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1841-43           Somerset

1843-44           Indiana

                        moved west

 


 

BILLHART, C.D.

 

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1916    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 


 

BRILLHART, WILLIAM ELLSWORTH

 

Born: 4-26-1865  Kralltown PA                                 married: Cora Minnie Zarfoss

Died: 2-10-1917  York PA                                         obit: [12/31/1870 – 12/27/1954]

 

1889    license

 

Interment: Greenmount Cemetery, York PA

Obit: 1917,75

 

1889-91           Wayland

1891-94           Liberty

1894-96           Grover

1896-98           Bryansville

1898-01           Port Trevorton

1901-04           Leesburg

1904-06           Cumberland

1906-08           Yoe

1908-09           Dallastown

1909-11           New Freedom

1911-12           Bryansville

1912                located

 


 

BRINER, LEWIS A.

 

Born: 11-28-1917  Lewistown PA                             married:

Died: 3-27-2003  Kalamazoo MI                                obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1937    license

 

1937-39           student, Albright College

1939-43           student, seminary

                        "transfer" to the Presbyterian Church

1974                Kalamazoo MI First Presbyterian

1992                pastor emeritus, Kalamazoo MI First Presbyterian

 

Note: Lewis A. Briner is the author of several books and articles on worship.  He is a member of the Consultation on Common Texts and chairman of the North American Committee on Calendar and Lectionary.

 


 

BRININGER, HARRY LEROY

 

Born: 1-7-1913  McClure PA                                     married: Leona A. Boyer

Died: 2-24-1988                                                          obit: 1950, 96

                                                                                    married2: Ruth Bichler

1932    license, recommended by McClure                 obit 2:

1937    ordained deacon

1939    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit: 1988,404

 

1935-39           Mount Holly Springs

1939-43           director of public relations, Albright College

1943-47           Williamsport St. Paul's


1947-50           director of church school administration, PA State Sabbath School Association

1950-52           director of Educational Promotion, National Council of Churches
1952-57           associate secretary of administration, National Council of Churches
1957-65           assistant General Secretary of administration, National Council of Churches

1965-75           associate General Secretary, National Council of Churches

1975-77           administration, Union Theological Seminary in NY

1977-78           National Council of Churches

1978                retired

 

Note: A biographical sketch for H. Leroy Brininger appears in the 1939 History of the Central Pennsylvania Conference, page 349.  The second Mrs. Brininger later married a Mr. Page and was deceased by 2006.

 


 

BRINKER, LUKE JEREMIAH

Born:                                                                           married: Theda _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1947    license, recommended by Allentown First Church of the Nazarene

1951    ordained elder, Church of the Nazarene

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1950-62           Served in Church of Nazarene
1962-68           Penn's Creek

1968-75           Fishing Creek Salem

1975-79           Wrightsville Grace

1979-82           York Trinity

1982-85           Bloomsburg Good Shepherd

1985-88           Sunbury Albright

1988                retired

 

Note: Luke J. Brinker is the father of David Luke Brinker of the Susquehanna Conference of the United Methodist Church.



BRITCHER, JAMES EDWARD

 

Born: 9-20-1851  Adams County PA                         married: Margaret B. Alton

Died: 11-12-1894                                                        obit:

                                                                                    married2: Barbara Margaret Myers

1880    license                                                             obit2: [1/10/1855 – 11/7/1939]

 

Interment: Greenmount Cemetery, York PA

Obit:

 

Note: J. Edward Britcher was a painter by vocation and never served under appointment.  His first marriage apparently ended in divorce and produced no children.  He is the father of Minnie Kate Britcher Buyers, wife of Franck C. Buyers of the Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church. 

 


BROADBECK, HENRY

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died: 1860  Baltimore MD                                         obit:

 

1857    ordained deacon

1859    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1856-57           Buffalo

1857-59           Center

1859-60           Baltimore McEldery Street

1860                located

 

Note: An incident involving Henry Broadbeck is given in Stapleton's 1908  Flashlights on Evangelical History, page 60.

 


 

BROWN, JAMES GOOD

 

Born: 7-17-1901  Bellefonte PA                                 married: Mary Frances Curry

Died: 12-25-2008  Haverhill NH                                obit:[3/16/1895 - 8/17/1975]

                                                                                    married2: Valerie Wentworth

1922    license                                                             obit2:

 

Interment: Manchester PA

Obit:

 

1923-26           Buffalo

1926                transfer to Pittsburg Conference

                        withdrew

 

Note: J. Good Brown is the son of William H. Brown.

 


 

BROWN, LORENZO DOW.

 

Born: 7-9-1822  Tionesta PA                                      married: Susannah Frantz [8/3/1843]

Died: 1-14-1918  Minneapolis MN                             obit: [3/?/1823 – 11/5/1896]

 

1846    license

1851    ordained elder

 

Interment: Minneapolis MN

Obit:

 

1846-48           Somerset

1848-49           Clarion

1849-50           Venango

1850-52           Shenandoah Circuit

                        transfer to Pittsburgh Conference

                       


 

BROWN, PERCY DONALD

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1949    license, recommended by Carlisle First

1954    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1951-55           Wellsville Charge
1955-62           Mount Holly Springs Charge
1962-65           Rockland MD

1965-76           New Kingstown

1976-84           Midddletown Evangelical (ending 2/15/1984)

1984-92           York Messiah (beginning 2/15/1984)

1992                retired



 

BROWN, WILLIAM HENRY

 

Born: 1-8-1871  Manchester PA                                 married: Minnie Ella Wetzel

Died: 12-13-1924                                                        obit: 1917,76

                                                                                    married2: Harriet R. Heller

1892    license                                                             obit2: [1867 – 8/24/1928]

1899    ordained deacon

1901    ordained elder

 

Interment: Manchester Union Cemetery, Manchester PA

Obit: 1925,79

 

1897-01           Spring Mills

1901-04           Bellefonte

1904-08           East Prospect

1908-10           Newport

1910-14           Lewisburg

1914-18           Millheim

1918-22           Burnham

1922-23           York (Princess Street)

1923-24           Loganville

 

Note: William H. Brown is the father of J. Good Brown.

 


 

BROWNMILLER, EPHRAIM STEIN

 

Born: 10-5-1853  Hamlin PA                                      married: Minnie Anna Zimmerman

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1873    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1873-74           York Circuit

                        "transfer" to the Lutheran Church

1874-81           Union Deposit

1881-89           Ephrata Parish (Ephrata, Swamp, Schoeneck's, Lincoln)

1889-06           Reading Parish (Reed, Oley, Spiess, Shalter's, Kissinger, Bern)

 

Note: E.S. Brownmiller was a life-long Lutheran.  He appears to have taken an appointment in the Evangelical Church while a student.  He is the father of Rev. Martin Luther Brownmiller of the Lutheran Church.

 


 

BRUMGARD, D.M.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1879    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

Note: D.M. Brumgard was from Logansville [Loganton], Clinton County.  He later became the superintendent of schools for Clinton County.  He never served a church under appointment.


 

BUCHMAN, S

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1859    ordained deacon (or 1860?)

 

Interment:

Obit:



 

BUCHNER, J.P.

 

Born:                                                                           married: _____ Siegfried

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1889    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1889-91           Juniata circuit

1891-93           Hanover circuit

1893-96           Shrewsbury

1896                withdrew from the Church; page 67

 

Note: Mrs. Buchner is the daughter of Charles W. Siegfried.

 


 

BUCK, HARRY MERWYN SR.

 

Born: 7-6-1891  Muncy Valley PA                             married: Edith Mae Ackerly

Died: 10-5-1954  Mifflin                                            obit: 1979,344

 

1917    license, recommended by Sonestown

1920    ordained deacon

1922    ordained elder

 

Interment: Sonestown Cemetery, Sonestown PA

Obit: 1955,84

 

1918-23           Enola

1923-28           East Prospect

1928-33           Carlisle

1933-39           Berwick Bower Memorial

1939-43           Williamsport First

1943-54           Baltimore Olive Branch

1954                Mifflin

 

Note: H. Merwyn Buck is the father of Harry M. Buck.

 


 

BUCK, HARRY MERWYN JR.

 

Born: 11-18-1921  Enola PA                                      married: Esther M. Gingrich

Died: 7-4-2010  Chambersburg PA                            obit:

 

1940    license, recommended by Williamsport First

1944    ordained deacon

1946    ordained elder

 

Interment: [cremated]

Obit: Susquehanna Conference 2011, 393

 

1938-42           student, Albright College in Reading PA

    1942  Cearfoss  (Jan – Mar)

1942-46           Baltimore St. John,
1946-49           State College
1949-51           fellow, University of Chicago
1951-59           professor, Wellesley College in Wellesley MA

1959-87           professor, Wilson College in Chambersburg PA

1987                retired

 

Note: Harry M. Buck is the son of H. Merwyn Buck.  Mrs. Buck is the daughter of Felix Moyer Gingrich (1872-1958) of the East Pennsylvania Conference.


 

BUCK, HENRY WILLIAM

 

Born: 2-28-1843  New Berlin PA                               married: Margaret C. Lush

Died: 2-2-1916  York PA                                           obit: 1901, 79

 

1863    license

1866    ordained deacon

1868    ordained elder

 

Interment: Lewisburg Cemetery, Lewisburg PA

Obit: 1916, 77

 

1864-65           Cumberland

1865-67           Lycoming

1867-69           Hughesville

1869-71           Buffalo

1871-74           Columbia

1874-76           Danville

1876-79           Glen Rock

1879-82           Jersey Shore

1882-85           Berwick

1885-87           Bloomsburg

1887-91           superintendent, Williamsport District

1891-95           superintendent, York District

1895-99           superintendent, Lewisburg District

1899-02           Millheim

1902-05           Berwick

1905-09           New Freedom

1909                retired

 

Note: H.W. Buck Sr is the son of Thomas Buck, and a brother to S.T. Buck, and the father of H.W. Buck Jr.  The maiden name of Mrs. Buck is also given as Losch.

 


 

BUCK, HENRY WILLIAM JR.

 

Born: 12-30-1883                                                        married: Anna Isabella Mayer

Died: 7-20-1971                                                          obit: [10/7/1887 – 3/22/1972]

 

1907    license

1913    ordained deacon

1915    ordained elder

 

Interment: Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery, Mifflintown PA

Obit:

 

1912-14           Mifflin

1914-16           York Zion

1916-17           Scranton

1917                withdrew to join another denomination [Presbyterian]

1918-20           Wellston OH

1920-21           associate, Portsmouth OH Second

1921-36           Minneapolis MN Highland Park

1936-48           ?

1948-50           Benton PA (including Orangeville and Raven Creek)

1950-57           Elkland PA Parkhurst Memorial (beginning 11/9/1950)

1957                retired

 

Note: Henry W. Buck Jr. is the son of Henry W. Buck and the grandson of Thomas Buck.  He was known as HARRY W. BUCK, and that is the name that appears on his tombstone.


 

BUCK, SOLOMON T.

 

Born: 1838                                                                  married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1860    license

1862    ordained deacon

1864    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1860-61           Gettysburg

1861-63           Buffalo

1863-64           Center

1864-65           Perry (ending 10/1864 to enlist and serve 10 months in the US Army)

1865-66           Lycoming (beginning 8/1865)

1866-68           Wyoming

1868-69           Williamsport Market Street

1869-71           Williamsport English

1871-74           Lock Haven

1874-76           Newberry

1876-77           College Agent

1877-79           Milton

1879                retired

 

Note: S.T. Buck is the son of Thomas Buck, and a brother to H.W. Buck Sr, and the father of Bertha L. Buck Swengel, the wife of [Bishop] Uriah F. Swengel.  In 1894 he was sentenced to 3 years in prison for securing money under false pretenses in connection with the sales of water filters.  He was a talented writer and planned to publish a book entitled “From the Pulpit to the Penitentiary” upon the completion of his sentence.  Nothing more is known of Solomon T. Buck.

 


 

BUCK, THOMAS

 

Born: 1789  Lancaster County PA                             married: Rachel Haines

Died: 10-26-1842                                                        obit:

 

1823    license

 

Interment: Lutheran & Reformed Cemetery, New Berlin PA

Obit:

 

1823-24           Somerset

1824-25           Union and Center

1825-26           Lancaster

1826-27           Schuylkill

1827-28           York

1828-29           superintendent, Salem District

1829-31           superintendent, Canaan District

1831-33           superintendent, Zion District

1833-34           superintendent, Canaan District

1834-37           located

1837-38           Schuylkill

1838-42           superintendent, Canaan District

1842                publishing agent

 

Note: Thomas Buck is the father of S.T. Buck and H.W. Buck Sr, and the grandfather of H.W. Buck Jr.

 


 

BUCKS, HENRY

 

Born: 1810                                                                  married:

Died: 1895                                                                  obit:

 

Interment: Plainfield IL

Obit:

 

1832-33           York Circuit

1833-34           Gettysburg Circuit

1834-35           Somerset

1835-36           Westover

1836-37           Crawford

1837-38           Erie Circuit

1838-42           superintendent, Carmel District

1842                transferred to East Pennsylvania Conference

1859                transferred to Illinois Conference

 


 

BUECHWALTER, J.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

license

Interment:
Obit:

 

1812-13           Northumberland

 


 

BULL, JOHN AARON

 

Born: 6-10-1867  Chestertown MD                            married: Ida Lillian Koller

Died: 12-28-1958  Baltimore MD                              obit: [d. 1/20/1946]

 

1893    license

 

Interment: Loudon Park Cemetery, Baltimore MD

Obit:

 

Note: J.A. Bull was formally received as a "preacher on trial" in 1893 and maintained that relationship until his death.  During that time, he was an active lay member at Baltimore Grace and Baltimore Faith.

 



BUNDY, LYLE STEWARD

 

Born:                                                                           married: Iris L. Barry

Died:                                                                           obit: 1997,381

 

1946    license, recommended by DuBois, Free Methodist

1948    ordained deacon, Free Methodist Chruch

1950    ordained elder, Free Methodist Church

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1952-55           Free Methodist, Clearfield

1955                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference of the EUB Church
1955-64           McClure

1964-73           Williamsport St. Paul's

1973-88           Red Lion Bethany

1988                retired

 



 

BURGETT, GORDON SPENCER

 

Born: 11-9-1898  Middlesex PA                                married: Annie Ludwig

Died: 11-25-1993  Rising City NE                             obit: 1985,403

 

1920    license, recommended by Letort Springs

1936    ordained elder

 

Interment: Circle Mound Cemetery, Rising City NE

Obit: 1994,475

 

1923-24           Hancock

1926-41           staff, Red Bird Mission in Beverly KY

1941-48           staff, Evangelical Home in Lewisburg PA

1948-84           staff, Red Bird Mission in Beverly KY

1984                retired

 


BURKETT, A.L.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:

Obit: 1920,72

 

1902                transfer by boundary change to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1902-03           Morgan

1903-05           Perry

1905-07           Lewisberry

1907-08           Sugar Valley

1908-12           McClure

1912-15           Idaville

1915                located

 


 

BURSON, GEORGE L.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died: 1897                                                                  obit:

 

1872    ordained deacon

1874    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1871-73           Big Spring

1973-75           Hughesville

1975-78           Luzerne

1978-80           Wyoming

1880-81           Kingston

1881-84           Dushore

1884-86           Tunkhannock

1886-88           Located

1888-92           West Brooklyn

1892-93           Located

1893-94           Williamsport Grace

1894-96           Nickelson

1896                located; page 68

 


 

BUXTON, LEONARD SYDNEY

 

Born: 5-21-1930                                                          married: Loretta S. _____

Died:                                                                           obit: [3/3/1932 – ]

 

1949    license, East Pennsylvania Conference (EV) of the EUB Church

            recommended by Harrisburg Park Street

1950    admitted on trial

1956    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit: Wyoming Conference

 

1951-54           Steelton Grace

1954-59           Somerville MA

1959-62           Wilkes-Barre First

1962-67           Candlewood NJ

1967-71           faculty, Claflin College in Orangeburg SC

1971-74           associate, Rockville Centre NY St. Mark’s

1974-77           New Britain CT Trinity

1977-84           Valhalla

1984-85           Darien

1985-93           director of church relations, Methodist Hospital of Brooklyn

1993                retired

                            1993-95  City Island Trinity

                            1995-96  Summerfield

                            1997-00  Waymart, Wyoming Conference

 

Note: Leonard S. Buxton is the son of Sidney E. Buxton, brother of Robert I. Buxton, and father of Jon J. Buxton of the Wyoming Conference.


 

BUXTON, ROBERT IVAN

 

Born: 5-21-1930                                                          married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1946    license, East Pennsylvania Conference (EV) of the EUB Church

            recommended by Harrisburg Park Street

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1947                Bolich’s

1947-49           Steelton Grace and Charlton

1949-52           Steelton Grace

 

Note: Robert I. Buxton is the son of Sidney E. Buxton, brother of Leonard S. Buxton, and uncle of Jon J. Buxton of the Wyoming Conference.


 

BUXTON, SIDNEY E.

 

Born: 5-20-1895  Manchester England                       married: Ella I. _____

Died: 10-6-1972                                                          obit:

 

1918    admitted on trial, East Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Association

ordained elder, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment: Grandview Cemetery, Allentown PA

Obit: Eastern Pennsylvania Conference 1973, 397

 

1918-20           Coaldale

1920-27           Schuylkill Haven

1927-34           Ephrata

1934-45           Allentown Salem

1945-54           Harrisburg Park Street

1954-62           Norristown

1962                retired

 

Note: Sidney E. Buxton is the father of Leonard S. Buxton and Robert I. Buxton, and is the grandfather of Jon J. Buxton of the Wyoming Conference.