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.
? ordained deacon
1889 ordained elder
Note: Jazo Takano was a resident of Tokyo Japan and was licensed to work in Japan. The Japan Conference of the Evangelical Association was formally organized in 1893, with Jazo Takano as one of the original ministerial members.
TAYLOR, JAMES KENNETH
10-1-1865 near Shrewsbury PA married: Emma Jane Hengst
Died: 1-2-1941 obit: [1867-1934]
Yoe Union Cemetery, Yoe PA
J.K. Taylor was an active local preacher in Yoe, where he was a prominent
manufacturer and entrepreneur and director of the Yoe Telephone Company. A biography is given in Prowell’s 1907 Biographical History of York County,
1874-75 Milton Circuit
TETER, FRANK LIVINGSTONE
2-6-1876 McKeansburg PA married: Mary
Died: 7-17-1953 obit: 1943,87
married2: Lizzie Stump
1905 license obit2:
1908 ordained deacon
1910 ordained elder
1931-34 Williamsport Grace
1934-45 Lewistown Trinity
1945-51 York Bethlehem
Note: Frank L. Teter is the father of Lester E. Teter and Myron A. Teter.
TETER, LESTER EUGENE
5-24-1896 Zion Grove PA married: Ethel
Died: 1-4-1964 Lewisburg PA obit: 1953,79
1917 license, recommended by Hellam
1920 ordained deacon
1922 ordained elder
Greenmount Cemetery, York PA
1923-26 New Freedom
1957-63 Mifflinburg (ending 10/1/1963)
1963 retired (beginning 10/1/1963)
Note: Lester E. Teter is the son of Frank L. Teter and the brother of Myron A. Teter. Mrs. Miller is a sister to S. Silas Miller.
TETER MYRON A.
10-7-1900 Zion Grove PA married: Grace
Died: 11-21-1982 Lewistpwn PA obit: 1930.84
married2: Jane C. Shuler
1920 license obit2:
1928-31 Baltimore St. John
1931-37 York St. Paul
1937 withdrew and surrendered credentials
Note: Myron A. Teter is the son of Frank L. Teter and the brother of Lester E. Teter. After withdrawing from the ministry, he lived in Lewistown.
THOMAS, ALFRED JOHN
June 6, 1907 Wilkes-Barre PA married: Adella Bertha
Died: 10-26-1982 Williamsport PA obit: 1990,469
1926 license, recommended by Williamsport St.
1931 ordained deacon
1932 ordained elder
1926 Montoursville (Jun – Oct)
1931-43 Baltimore Trinity
1943-53 Lock Haven
1953-60 First, Williamsport
1960-71 Red Lion St. Paul’s
1971-82 assistant, Williamsport Pine Street
Note: The obituary for Mrs. Thomas gives her birth name as Bertha Adella Elizabeth Krupp.
1905 ordained deacon
1907 open transfer
1837 ordained deacon
1835-36 Lebanon circuit
1836-37 Gettysburg circuit
1837-39 Union circuit
1839-41 Center circuit
1842-44 York circuit
Note: Henry Thomas was one of first directors of the denomination’s missionary society, organized in Union County in 1839.
THOMAS, JOHN F.
Died: 3-15-1899 York PA obit:
1885 ordained deacon
Note: A member of the York Trinity congregation, John F. Thomas was a prominent businessman (tobacco) and effective local preacher in that city.
1887-89 Muncy Valley circuit
Died: 1925 obit:
1869 ordained deacon
THOMPSON, JACOB WEISER
6-16-1867 Spry PA married: Orionto Iota
Died: 3-28-1944 Lewisburg PA obit: 1944,79
1888 1icense, recommended by Manchester on the
1891 ordained deacon
1893 ordained elder
1890-92 Williamsport St. Paul
1897-01 Lock Haven
1905-08 Berwick Bower Memorial
1908-11 Harrisburg Publishing House
1911-14 superintendent, Carlisle District
1914-15 superintendent, Williamsport District
1915-19 York Trinity
1919-23 Lock Haven
1923-31 superintendent, York District
1934-39 Williamsport First
Note: Mrs. Thompson is the daughter of Isaac A. Rohland (c1840 – 1893) of the Pittsburgh Conference.
TROUP, CARSON A. JR
1953 license, recommended by Northumberland Trinity
1958 ordained elder
1956-57 Miami Valley
1957-60 Columbia circuit
1960-65 Bellefonte Trinity
1965-69 York Christ
1969-70 without appointment
1971 located, page 98
7-26-1820 Armstrong County PA married: Hannah Gilger King
Died: 4-25-1856 obit: [6/25/1825 - ?/?/1918]
1843 ordained deacon
1845 ordained elder
1838-39 Indiana circuit
1846 transfer to Ohio Conference
1846-47 Cleveland Salem
1847-48 Erie circuit
1848-50 Harmony circuit
1850-51 Columbiana circuit
1851-52 Erie circuit
1852 charter member of Pittsburgh Conference
1852-53 Erie circuit
1853-54 Columbiana circuit
1854-56 Allegheny City
Note: After the death of Joseph Truby, Mrs. Truby married Abraham Niebel (1817-1901) of the Ohio Conference, the son of the early denomination’s prominent Henry Niebel (1784-1877). A biographical sketch of Joseph Truby is given in the 1898 Biographical record of DeKalb County Illinois, page 306.
TRUMPFHELLER, HENRY H.
5-25-1884 York County PA married: Mary Ellen
Died: 7-27-1922 York PA obit: 1926,94
1893 ordained deacon
Prospect Hill Cemetery, York PA
1887-89 Nittany Valley
1905-06 Emigsville and Manchester
Note: Henry H. Trumpfheller is the grandfather of Pauline Trumpfheller Lower (1898-1996), wife of Rev. Norman N. Lower (1883-1976) of the East Pennsylvania Conference of the United Evangelical [and Evangelical Congregational] Church.