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.
NESS, CARROLL CLINTON
Miriam Louise Irick
Died: 4-13-2008 Inverness FL obit: [8/21/1924 – 9/12/2000]
1943 license, recommended by Bethany, Berwick
1945 ordained elder
Oak Hill Cemetery, Clermont FL
1947 Penns Creek (ending 9/1947)
1947-90 missionary, Africa Inland Mission (beginning 9/1947)
Note: Carroll C. Ness is the son of Clinton R. Ness.
NESS, CLINTON RAYMOND
5-7-1900 Jacobus PA married:
Mary May Sheffer
Died: 1-4-1983 Lancaster PA obit: 1979,247
1919 license, recommended by Jacobus Christ
1922 ordained deacon
1924 ordained elder
Prospect Hill Cemetery, York PA
1920-21 Charlton, East Pennsylvania Conference
1928-35 York Bethany
1935-43 Berwick North
1951-58 Milton First
1958-65 York Christ
1965-80 chaplain, York County Home and Hospital (beginning 10/1965)
Note: Clinton R. Ness is the father of Carroll C. Ness.
NEWCOMER, JACOB ELMER
Born: 10-31-1863 Cumberland County PA married: Amanda Emily Whitmer
Died: 6-6-1947 Lewisburg PA obit: 1937,81
1906 license, recommended by Harrisburg Park Street
1913 ordained deacon
1915 ordained elder
Mt. Holly Springs PA
1906-19 local preacher, East Pennsylvania Conference
1909 transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference
1909-10 local preacher
1914-18 Hanover circuit
NEWCOMER, JESSE CARPENTER
5-5-1909 Williamsport PA married: Anna D. Winklebleck
Died: 9-9-1962 obit: 1966,146
1944 license, recommended by Williamsport St.
1947 ordained elder
Buchanan Cemetery, Williamsport PA
1951-52 without assignment
1962 Williamsport circuit
NEUHAUSER, JOHN H.
Died: 2-28-1919 obit:
1904 ordained elder, East Ohio Synod of the Lutheran Church
“transfer” to the Lutheran Church
1904 student, Theological Seminary in Springfield OH
1905 North Georgetown OH
1906 Breklum Germany (student? exchange pastor?)
1906-08 Cleveland OH Bethany
1908-? Indianapolis IN Second
? -11 Auburn IN
1911-16 Shelby OH
1916 retired for health reasons
Note: This surname is also rendered NEWHAUSER. John H. Neuhauser of Watsontown PA entered Susquehanna University (a Lutheran institution) in the fall of 1898 as a sophomore. One likely scenario is that he became Lutheran while in college. In 1912 he was granted a US a patent (#1,037,296) for a “clipping file.”
3-16-1784 Union County PA married: Mary Eyer
Died: 5-2-1877 Wyandotte County OH obit: [1788 – 4/10/1857]
1813 ordained elder
1833 moved to Ohio
Note: Mrs. Neibel is a daughter of Abraham Eyer of the famed Eyer’s barn in Winfield PA where the notable 1816 General Conference was held – and a sister to Catharine Eyer and Fanny Eyer, consecutive wives of John Dreisbach.
NOBLE, DAVID A.
Note: This may be the Rev. David A. Noble of the Presbyterian Church in the Philadelphia area in the 1940’s.
Died: 8-3-1887 obit: [11/22/1818 – 1/30/1894]
Paradise United Brethren Cemetery, Chapman township, Snyder County PA
1834-35 Gettysburg circuit
1835-36 Erie circuit
1836-37 Canton OH
1837-38 Lancaster circuit
1838-39 Indiana circuit
no further record
Note: John Noecker is the father of Rev. Milton Monroe Noecker (1860-1930) of the Reformed Church. He emigrated from Germany to Watsontown PA and entered the ministry. About 1840 he married Priscilla High (also from Watsontown), retired from the itinerancy, and settled near Middleburg PA.
NORTHACKER, HOWARD A.
12-4-1886 Scranton PA married:
Died: 9-10-1967 FL obit:
1915 ordained deacon
1915-16 graduate student, Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton NJ
“transfer” to the Presbyterian Church
1919-60 Elmhurst Presbyterian Church, Queens NY
Note: Dr. Howard A. Northacker is the author of the 1927 History of the First Presbyterian Church of Newtown at Elmhurst.