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.
Born: 8-10-1805 married:
Died: 10-7-1854 obit: [3/20/1805 – 2/18/1886]
1847 ordained deacon
1849 ordained elder
New Berlin PA
1847-48 Luzerne mission
1848-49 Columbia circuit
1849-51 Cherry circuit
1851-52 Perry circuit
Note: This surname is also given as VALLERSCHAMP. A biographical sketch of Mrs. Vallerchamp, including some of her poetry, is given in Stapleton’s 1908 Flashlights of Evangelical History, pages 145–165.
VEIL, CHARLES F.
2-11-1813 Schormdorf, Germany married:
Christina M. Schabacher [Schanbacker]
Died: 10-31-1887 Wellsboro PA obit: [7/10/1816 – 7/10/1907]
1883 ordained deacon
Wellsboro Cemetery, Wellsboro PA
Note: C.F. Veil is listed as a local deacon living in Liberty PA and is referred to as Judge C.F. Veil. The Veil family operated a tannery about one mile north of Liberty in an area known as Veiltown. This surname is sometimes given as VAIL or VEILE.
VOGEL, MILTON RAYMOND.
9-11-1909 Cosby MD married:
Grace Irene Kingsbury
Died: 10-14-1984 obit: Kansas East Conference 1979,257
? ordained deacon
? ordained elder
Union Township Cemetery, Defiance IA
Obit: Kansas East Conference 1985,219
1943-46 State College
1946-51 executive secretary, Kansas Council of Churches
1951 transfer to Kansas Conference, page 94
County PA married:
Died: 7-16-1891 Centre County PA obit: [5/5/1833 – 8/25/1906]
1875 ordained deacon
Yearick Cemetery, Centre County PA
Israel Vonada was an active and effective local preacher in Centre County.
VOSS, HERMAN EHRENREICH
Born: 1-4-1873 Prohn Germany married:
Died: 9-27-1951 Amherst NE obit: Platte River Conference 1915,53
married2: Sadie Dunkelberger
1899 license obit2:
Nebraska Conference 1961,13
1904 ordained deacon, Platte River Conference
1906 ordained elder, Platte River Conference
Stanley Cemetery, Amherst NE
Obit: Nebraska Conference 1952,23
transfer to Platte River Conference
1904-27 missionary to China
Note: Herman E. Voss came to America with his parents at the age of nine and settled in Amherst NE. In 1899 he was in Pennsylvania attending the Central Pennsylvania College of the United Evangelical Church in New Berlin PA. When the denomination opened Westmar College in LeMars IA in 1900, he transferred there and graduated in 1904. His 1899 license in the Central Pennsylvania Conference occurred during his brief college experience in New Berlin, and his connection to the Central Pennsylvania Conference is peripheral and not even mentioned in standard accounts of his life. Lilla Snyder Voss served in China 1905-15 and died there. Sadie Dunkelberger Voss served in China 1912-27.
VOUGHT, FREEMAN S.
Died: 11-10-1910 Berwick PA obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference ME 1916, 133
1881 ordained deacon
1883 ordained elder
Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference ME 1911, 118
1889-90 Centre Hall
1895-97 Silver Brook
1907-08 Lock Haven
Note: A obituary also appears in the 1/12/1911 New York Christian Advocate, page 63. Tradition is that Freeman S. Vought left the Evangelical Association because of the growing turmoil that led to the 1891 split resulting in the 1894 formation of the United Evangelical denomination.