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.
YARNELL, EDWARD HUMMELL
1949 license, recommended by Lewistown Grace
1954 ordained elder
1957-66 Yorkana – Mt. Pisgah
1966-84 York Bethany
1984-93 Red Lion St. Paul’s
1874 ordained deacon
1876 ordained elder
located and moved West
Note: This name also appears as G.F. YEAGER.
YEAKEL IRWIN C.
1883 ordained deacon
1885 ordained elder
1879-85 faculty, Union Seminary at New Berlin
1888-89 York circuit
1889-91 East Prospect
1891-94 Baltimore Grace
1894 withdrew to unite with the Presbyterian Church
1894-98 Darnestown MD
11-4-1827 Greg twp, Centre County PA married: Abigail Shaffer
Died: 1-21-1892 Brush Valley, Centre County PA obit: [8/15/1829 – 6/15/1891]
1870 ordained deacon
1872 ordained elder
1876-79 Williamsport Market Street
1879-82 York Circuit
1885-87 Red Lion
Note: Samuel Yearick is the son of Reformed preacher William Rishel Yearick (1817-1888) and a brother to Reformed preacher Zwingli Albert Yearick (1845-1940). His grandmother Salome Rishel Yearick (1794-1872) was a first cousin to Susan Rishel Orwig wife of William W. Orwig. This surname is sometimes rendered REARICK.
YEATTS, EARL RAYMOND
2-22-1894 York PA married: Esther Marie Lehr
Died: 12-11-1920 Burke NY obit:
Interment: York PA
1916-19 student, Princeton Seminary, Princeton NJ
1918-19 Presbyterian, York PA
1919 “transfer” to the Presbyterian
1919-20 Burke NY
E.R. Yeatts was raised in the York Third United
Brethren Church. His 1917 license by the
United Evangelical Church suggests he may have served, or have intended to
serve, as a student pastor in that denomination, but there is no record of any
such service. An obituary appears in the
1912 Princeton Seminary Bulletin, page 137.
1813 ordained deacon
YINGLING, WILLIAM EYSTER
10-6-1898 Manchester MD married: Tillie Heisley
Died: 11-14-1990 New Oxford PA obit: 1963,104
married2: Mrs. Margaret Banks
1915 license, recommended by Hanover Grace obit2:
1922 ordained deacon
1925 ordained elder
York Road Cemetery, Hanover PA
1924-28 Lock Haven Mission
1935-46 Burnham (ending 5/46)
1946-49 located for health reasons (5/46 – 1/49)
1949-64 Hanover Grace (beginning 1/49)
YOST, THOMAS ADAM
4-22-1847 Brookville PA married: Eliza
Died: 2-7-1926 Eugene OR obit: [5/6/1848 - ?]
Obit: [Oregon Conference 1926,37]
Note: A more complete obituary for T.A. Yost appears in the 1927 Year Book of the Evangelical Church, page 107. Some sources give a birth date of 4/7/1847.
Died: 1846 Union County PA obit:
Died: 1911 obit: [1845 – 1925]
Salladasburg Cemetery, Salladasburg
Note: B.W.A. Young supposedly graduated from medical school in 1871 and practiced medicine in Lycoming County PA, living at least part of the time in Nisbet. He is listed as local pastor in the Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church as follows:
1904-05 Jersey Shore
“Rev. B.W.A. Young” is listed as attending the Oval Methodist Episcopal Church.
YOUNG, CARL E.
6-8-1908 Williamsport PA married: Lois
1930 license, recommended by Williamsport St.
1935 ordained deacon
1937 ordained elder
1935-36 Mt. Holly Springs
1936-53 Baltimore Walbrook
1953-70 Milford Mill
1970 transfer by boundary change to Baltimore Conference
1970-72 Milford Mill
YOUNG, DAVID FRANKLIN
Jennie L. Young
Died: 3-2-1952 Lewistown PA obit: 1949,98
1895 ordained deacon
1897 ordained elder
Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport PA
1898-94 Sparrows Point
1906-09 Baltimore Grace
1916-21 Lewistown Grace
1931-39 Williamsport Trinity
Note: David F. Young is the son of Reuben Young.
YOUNG, GEORGE W.F.
Died: 1858 Baltimore MD obit: [7/26/1826 – 1/25/1896]
1855 ordained deacon
1857 ordained elder
1850-51 Cherry circuit
1851-52 York circuit
1854-55 York circuit
1857-58 York circuit
1858 Baltimore mission
Note: George Young is the son of John Young and the brother of Jacob Young and Noah Young and Reuben Young.
8-24-1829 Union County PA married: Mary Lentz
Died: 4-12-1895 Williamsport PA obit:
1854 ordained deacon
1856 ordained elder
Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference EA 1896,23
1855-56 Blockhouse and Cherry
1856-57 Cherry Circuit
1860-62 superintendent, Baltimore District
1862-64 superintendent, Center District
1864-66 York Queen Street
1866-68 Williamsport Market Street
1868-70 superintendent, Baltimore District
1870-71 superintendent, Susquehanna District
1871-72 superintendent, Baltimore District
1871-75 editor, The Living Epistle and Sunday-school Literature
1875-77 corresponding secretary, Missionary Society
1877-79 Port Trevorton
1879-80 Williamsport circuit
1880-82 Lock Haven
1882-85 Williamsport Market Street
1889-92 Williamsport Market Street
1892 located and transferred to the East Pennsylvania Conference EA
Note: Jacob Young is the son of John Young and the brother of George Young and Noah Young and Reuben Young.
YOUNG, JEREMIAH M.
1806 York PA married:
Died: 1-20-1876 near Hazelton PA obit:
1847 ordained deacon
1849 ordained elder
1862-64 Baltimore Green Street
1864-66 superintendent, Center District
1866-68 superintendent, Baltimore District
Note: A death notice for J.M. Young is given in Stapleton’s Annals of the Evangelical Association, page 405.
Died: 1873 Crescent PA obit:
1831-32 Schuylkill circuit
1836-37 Lebanon circuit
Note: John Young is the father of Elizabeth Young Loyer, first resident of the Lewisburg Home, and of five Evangelical pastors. From oldest to youngest, the ministerial sons are George, Jacob, William (otherwise unknown), Reuben and Noah.
Amelia A. Champiob
Died: 1923 obit: 1890,40
married2: Sophia Feese
1871 license obit2:
1873 ordained deacon married3: Mrs. Maria Witmer Bierly
1875 ordained elder obit3: 1928,96
1871-73 York circuit
1873-76 Baltimore circuit
1882-83 Brush Valley
1883-86 Port Trevorton
1895-99 superintendent, Carlisle District
1899-03 superintendent, Lewisburg District
1911-15 Berwick North
Note: Noah Young is the son of John Young and the brother of George Young and Jacob Young and Reuben Young. It is not known whether this is the “Rev. Noah Young” who wrote the words for the gospel song The Purifying Fountain, music by C. Harold Lowden, copyright 1913 by The Heidelberg Press.
YOUNG, REUBEN C.
4-20-1839 Centre County PA married: Dorothy Ellwanger
Died: 1903 obit: 1925,82
1873 ordained deacon
1875 ordained elder
1871-72 Liberty circuit
1872-73 Port Trevorton
1873-75 Center Hall
1875-78 Sugar Valley
1878-80 Nittany Valley
1880-83 Williamsport circuit
Young is the son of John Young, the brother of George Young and Jacob Young and
Noah Young, and the father of David Young.
YOUNKEN, EDWARD L.
1952 license, recommended by Williamsport St.
1958 ordained elder
1955-58 student, United Theological Seminary in Dayton OH
State Road EUB, Germantown OH, Miami Ohio Conference
1958-66 York Bethlehem and Violet Hill
1966-71 Park Forest Village
1971-72 sabbatical leave
entered the Presbyterian ministry