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BACHMAN, JERALD G.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1954    license, East Pennsylvania Conference: recommended by Harrisburg Derry Street

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1954-58           student, Lebanon Valley College

1958-62           student, University of Pennsylvania

1962-09           staff, University of Michigan Institute for Social Research

 

Note: Jerald G. Bachman is the author of numerous books and  articles on youth behaviors, substance abuse, and other social issues.

 



BACHMAN, MONROE EUGENE

 

Born: 9-8-1867  near Lititz PA                                   married: Clara Weidman

Died: 11-25-1939                                                        obit: [11/16/1870 – 3/25/1953]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1894    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1897    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1894-95           Paradise station

1895-98           Grantville circuit        

1898-00           Manheim station

1900-01           Jacksonville circuit (Enders)

1901-02           Manor

1902-03           on leave for secular employment

1903-05           Eby’s (ending 9/10/1905)

1905-10           living in Elkhart IN and pastoring part-time

1910-12           living in Des Moines IA and pastoring part-time

1912                transfer to Iowa Conference

1912-39           living in Des Moines IA and pastoring part-time

 

Note:  Although 1908,11 states “an open transfer was granted to M.E. Bachman” while he was living in Indiana, he apparently did not formally join another conference until 1912 while he was living in Iowa.  M.E. Bachman graduated from the Still College of Osteopathy in Des Moines IA in 1912 and served as dean of that institution 1912-23.  He is the father of Walter Eugene Bachman (1890-1971: member of the Iowa and Nebraska Conferences, and president of York College 1947-53) and Fannie Irene Bachman (1898-1973: teacher at McCurdy Mission School 1929-51 and namesake of that institution’s Bachman Hall dormitory).  Even though he is listed in the United Brethren Yearbook until 1940, there appears to be no conference obituary for M.E. Bachman.  The story of the Bachman family is given in Pauline Bachman Mann’s 1981 book “Our Heritage, a History of the Bachmans of Lititz Pennsylvania: ancestors and descendants of Aaron Eugene & Fannie Ritter Bachman, and Monroe Eugene & Clara Weidman Bachman.” 

 


 

BAER, ALLEN W.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1896    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1899                transfer [to Rock River Conference?]

 

Note: This is believed to be the “A.U. Baer” who appears in the UB Yearbook in the Rock River Conference beginning in 1902.


 

BAER, DAVID

 

Born: 1796                                                                  married:

Died: 2-27-1853                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: 95

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1820    license

1822     ordained

 

Interment: Spring Run PA

Obit: 1854,30 – sent to The Religious Telescope

 

1826-27           presiding elder

 

Note: Weaver’s 1908 Minutes of the 1819-24 Conferences, page 45, gives a brief biography [BEAR].

 



BAER, JACOB

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died: 1823                                                                  obit:

Miller-Raker #: 97

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1820     license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 


 

BAER, JOHN

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died: 1831/2                                                               obit:

Miller-Raker #: 76

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1815    license

 

Interment:

Obit: 1832,32

 


 

BAER, MICHAEL

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 65

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1811     license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 


 

BAIER, WILLIAM A.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died: 1911  Philadelphia                                            obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 231 [BAIR]

Gibble list: yes

 

1884    license, East German Conference

1887    ordained, East German Conference

 

Interment: Philadelphia

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1911,32

 

1883-84           Philadelphia Port Richmond [St. Paul’s]

1884-85           Middleburg circuit

1885-86           Freeburg circuit

1887-88           Yocumtown mission, Pennsylvania Conference

1888                transfer to Allegheny Conference

1895                transfer to East German Conference

1900-01           East Clearfield, Allegheny Conference

1901                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Note: W.A. Baier (also Baeir, Bare, Beier) was a member of the East German Conference from Freeburg, Snyder County, when assigned to Yocumtown.  He suffered from ill health and did not finish the year.

 


 

BAILEY, NEWTON F.

 

Born: 1856  Wellsboro PA                                          married: Mary Gummo

Died: 7-12-1911                                                          obit: Allegheny Conference 1918,64

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 331

Gibble list: no

 

1905    license, Allegheny Conference

1910    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Williamsport PA

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1911,83

 

1905-06           Lloydell

1906-07           Claysville

1907-08           Dunevy

1908-09           Houserville

1909-10           Fair Hope

1910-11           New Paris

 


 

BAIR, EMANUEL

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 59

Gibble list: no

 

1844     license, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1845-46           Juniata

1846                name erased

 


 

BAKER, E.H.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 382

Gibble list: no

 

?    license, ? Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1910                transfer to Allegheny Conference

1916                returned to quarterly conference license

 


 

BAKER, F.H.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1933   license, Allegheny Conference: recommended by Altoona Otterbein

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

Note: F.H. Baker apparently never served under appointment.  He is otherwise unknown.



BAKER, HARRY P.

 

Born: 1-12-1891  near Newburg PA                           married: Catharine Louise Sparrow

Died: 10-3-1959  Enola                                              obit: 1931,40

Miller-Raker #: 596                                                     married 2: Olive May Sheibley

Fulton #: no                                                                 obit2: 1982,389

Gibble list: no

 

1916    license

1922    ordained

 

Interment: Spring Hill, Shippensburg PA

Obit: 1960,42

 

1916-17                      Carlisle circuit

1917-20                      Dover

1920-25                      Shermansdale

1925-30                      Oakdale

1930-38                      Duncannon

1938-48                      Shepherdstown

1948-50                      York Haven

1950-58                      Enola

1958                retired

 

Note: The first Mrs. Baker was the daughter of Charles Mayberry Sparrow.

 


 

BAKER, HENRY

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died: 1811  Tennessee                                                obit:

Miller-Raker #: 9

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1789    license

 

Interment: Tennessee

Obit:

 

Note:  Drury’s 1924 History of the United Brethren in Christ, page 156, gives a brief biography of Baker and the others listed in connection with the historic conference of 1789.  Page 257 of the same book notes that on 4/5/1812 Francis Asbury made the following comments while eulogizing Martin Boehm and speaking of the United Brethren in general: “Our German reformers have left no journal or record, that I have seen or heard of, by which we might learn the extent of their labors; but from Tennessee, where the excellent Baker labored and died, through Virginia and Maryland, into Pennsylvania as far eastward as Bucks and Berks counties, the effects of their ministry were happily seen and felt.”   Holdcraft’s 1959 The Old Otterbein Church Story, page 58, gives a brief biography.

 


 

BAKER, J.A.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1860-61                      Shopps station [Shiremanstown]

1860                resigned Shopps station

 


 

BAKER, JOHN LUDWIG

 

Born: 8-22-1809  Centre County PA                          married: Sarah Linstman

Died: 10-2-1900                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 33

Gibble list: no

 

1839    license, Allegheny Conference

1841    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1901,32

 

1841-42           Juniata

1842-43                      Harrisburg station, Pennsylvania Conference

1843-45           superintendent, Huntingdon District

1845-46           superintendent, Westmoreland District

1846-48           Allegheny

1848-50           located

1850-51           Westmoreland

1851-52           Somerset

1852-53           located

1853-55           Liverpool

1855-56           Allegheny

1856-57           Johnstown

1857-58           Schellsburg

1858-59           Washington

1859-63           located

1863-64           Mechanicsburg

1864-65           Blair

1865-66           Bellefonte

1866-68           Millheim mission

1868-69           Juniata

1869-70           Washington

1870-71           Industry

1871-72           located

1872-73           Bellefonte & Millheim

1873-74           ?

1874-75           Cambria

1875-76           West Branch circuit

1876-78           Springfield

1878-79           Fallen Timber

1879-80           East Salem

1880-81           Indiana

1881-82           Cooksburg

1882-85           Allegheny

1885-87           located

                             1885-86  Cooksburg

                             1886-87  Tuscorora (1st part), New Haven (2nd part)        

1887                retired

 



BALMAN, NOLAN F.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1958-59           Shermansdale-Young’s

 

Note: Nolan F. Balman is listed as “others employed” and the charge as under “care of conference superintendent.”  He is the author of God's Viking, the biography of TEAM missionary Walter S. Olsen (1916-1972).

 


 

BALMER, CHRISTIAN

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 285

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1847    license

1851    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1851                transfer, to any western conference

 

Note: The Chronicle 1996, page 88, gives a brief biography.  Christian Balmer apparently is no direct relation to Bishop John Balmer Showers, who was named for the Canadian physician who attended his mother’s birth.

 


 

BALSBAUGH, PETER HUMMEL

 

Born: 1-21-1868  Hummelstown PA                          married: Kate E. Linaweaver

Died: 9-5-1922                                                            obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1903    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1906    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Fishburn Cemetery, Hershey PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1922,66

 

1902-07           Catawissa circuit (beginning 1/1/03 – see 1903,5)

1907-15           Harrisburg Sixth Street

1915-19           Columbia Salome

1919-22           Schuylkill Haven

 

Note:  Peter H. Balsbaugh is the father of Edna Balsbaugh Beittel wife of Charles R. Beittel.

 



BALTZELL, ISAIAH

 

Born: 11-26-1832  Thurmont MD                              married: Cecelia C. James

Died: 1-16-1893  Annville PA                                    obit:

Miller-Raker #: 330

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1854    license, Virginia Conference

1856    ordained, Virginia Conference

 

Interment: Reading PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1893,30

 

1854-55           Middle Creek circuit

1855-56           Buckhannon

1856-57           Churchville

1857-58                      Winchester

1858-59                      Hagerstown mission station

1859-61           Baltimore mission

1861-62           Frederick

1862                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference

1862-64           Orrstown station

1864-66                      Shopps station [Shiremanstown]

1866-67                      New Holland circuit

1867-68                      unknown

1868                transfer to Virginia Conference

1868-69           unknown

1869-70           Hagerstown mission station (also assigned in 1870, but went to East Pa instead)

1870-72           Mountville circuit, East Pennsylvania Conference

1872                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1872-73           Mountville circuit

1873-74                      Highspire circuit

1874-80           presiding elder

1880-83                      Harrisburg Memorial

1883-84                      presiding elder, Chambersburg District

1884-85                      presiding elder, Lancaster District

1885-86                      presiding elder, Baltimore District

1886-89           presiding elder, Harrisburg District

1889-92           Reading Otterbein

1892-93                      Pottstown mission

 

Note: Isaiah Baltzell was a prominent hymn writer and editor of gospel song books.  Holdcraft’s 1939 History of the Pennsylvania Conference, page 289, gives a brief biography.  Gibble’s 1951 History of the East Pennsylvania Conference, page 452, gives a brief biography.

 


 

BANKERT, NATHAN EUGENE

 

Born: 7-25-1934                                                          married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 772

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1959     license, recommended by New Cumberland Trinity

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1959-61           member of New Cumberland Trinity, student at Messiah College

1961                withdrew, moved to Tennessee

 


 

BARGER, JOSEPH [see BERGER, JOSEPH]

 



BARGER, WILLIAM D.

 

Born: 1850                                                                  married: Laura Belle Smith

Died: 12-3-1919  Hagerstown MD                             obit: 1947,36

Miller-Raker #: 484

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1873    quarterly conference license, Mt. Hebron (South Branch, Virginia Conference)

1877    license, Parkersburg [West Virginia] Conference

1879    ordained, Parkersburg [West Virginia] Conference

 

Interment: Rose Hill, Hagerstown MD

Obit: 1920,67

 

1874-75                      New Germany MD

1875-76                      Augusta circuit VA

1876-77                      Buckhannon station WV

1877-78                      Berlin, Ontario Canada

1878-79                      Philippi WV

1879-80                      Central station

1880-82                      West Milford

1882-84                      Lexington IL

1884-86                      Pendleton circuit

1886-87                      South Branch

1887-88                      North Fork

1890                transfer to Maryland Conference

1890-91                      Chewsville MD

1891-92                      Williamsport MD

1892-93                      Westernport MD

1894                retired, member of Hagerstown Grace

    1902        transfer to Pennsylvania Conference by boundary change

    1904-11  evangelist at large

 

Note: The Maryland Conference was formed from the Virginia Conference in 1887 and merged into the Pennsylvania Conference in 1902.  William D. Barger’s daughter Eunice is the wife of Joseph H. Schmitt.

 


 

BARNABY, PAUL R.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Helen Virginia Beall

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 626

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1924    license

1931    re-licensed, recommended by Baltimore Franklin Street  1931,28

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1925-27                      Baltimore Trinity

1927-29           Winterstown

1929-30                      living in Lancaster

1930                                returned to quarterly conference license

1930-33           living in Lancaster, Baltimore, Hagerstown  

                        1932-33  Hagerstown Mission, Pennsylvania Conference of the UBOC

1933                dropped, discontinued course of study, no longer UB

 

Note: Paul R. Barnaby is the son of Rev. Alvin Paul Barnaby (1865-1906) and the grandson of Bishop Horace Thomas Barnaby (1823-1917), both of the United Brethren Old Constitution – the latter being an 1889 co-founder of the denomination along with Bishop Milton Wright.  A family picture and biographical sketch appear in the 1928 Winterstown Church Centennial booklet.  See also the journals of the Pennsylvania Conference of the UBOC 1932 (p.11) and 1933 (p.4), as Paul R. Barnaby supplied their work in Hagerstown for almost two years but was never a ministerial member of that conference.

 


 

BARNER, FERN TYBERTIUS

 

Born: 4-14-1912  Snyder County PA                         married: Naomi Beatrice Herrold

Died: 4-16-1998                                                          obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 1992,308

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1933    quarterly conference license, Freeburg

1935    license, Allegheny Conference: recommended by Richfield

1941    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: St. Clair Cemetery, Greensburg PA

Obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 1998, 390

 

1939-42           Waukesha

1942-47           Altoona

1947-53           Altoona Third

1953-60           South Fork

1960-68           Philipsburg (ending 11/1968)

1968-75           Paradise (beginning 11/1968)

1975-78           South Greensburg

1978                retired

 



BARNETT, ARTHUR LEE

 

Born: 19-14-1897  Punxsutawney PA                        married: Bessie Mildred Dobson

Died: 9-12-1975  Hollidaysburg PA                           obit: Western Pennslyvania Conference  1976, 333

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 490

Gibble list: no

 

1923    quarterly conference license

1925    license, Allegheny Conference

1929    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Pearce Cemetery, Rossiter PA

Obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 1976,319

 

1923-25           Hustontown

1925-27           Runville

1927-28           New Paris

1928-30           Rochester Mills

1930-34           Casselman

1934-37           Wyano

1937-49           Glasgo

1949-52           SidmanSt. Michael

1952-57           Punxsutawney Albion

1957-59           Cherry Tree

1959                retired

 


 

BARNETTE, KENNETH THOMAS

 

Born: 8-1-1911  Punxsutawney PA                            married: Edna Elizabeth Sherwood

Died: 10-27-1988                                                        obit: Western Pennslyvania Conference 1994,283

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1931    quarterly conference license

1936    license, Allegheny Conference: recommended by Punxsutawney

1938    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1936-38           student, Bonebrake [United] Theological Seminary in Dayton OH

1938-43           Altoona Pleasant Valley (ending 3/1/1943)

1943-49           McKeesport First (beginning 3/1/1943)

1949-56           Somerset

1956-64           Johnstown Park Avenue

1964-75           McKeesport Kephart

1975-76           sabbatical

1976                retired

 

Note: Kenneth T. Barnette is the father of Rev. Sherwood Barnette and Rev. Sheldon Barnette – both formerly of the Western Pennsylvania Conference, most recent affiliations unknown.

 



BARNHART, DAVID

 

Born: 10-24-1840  near Middleburg PA                     married:

Died: 1-17-1904  Bendersville PA                             obit:

Miller-Raker #: 410

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1874    license, Virginia Conference

1879    ordained, Virginia Conference

 

Interment: Bendersville PA

Obit: 1904,70

 

1884                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference

                        taught school until becoming an itinerant

1895-98                      Perry circuit (beginning 10/12/1895)

1898-99           New Bloomfield

1899-03           Bendersville



 

BARNHART, ELMER HOWARD

 

Born: 5-21-1872                                                          married:

Died: 6-20-1958                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 284

Gibble list: no

 

1898    license, Allegheny Conference

1903    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Southern California – Arizona Conference (M) 1959,316

 

1895-96           Clarington

1910                honorable discharge

 



BARNHART, THOMAS JEFFERSON

 

Born: 1-2-1893  Forward PA                                      married: Reba Mae Wentling

Died: 10-26-1944                                                        obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1926    quarterly conference license, Cleona

1927    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1931    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Gravel Hill Cemetery, Palmyra PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1945,15

 

1926-32           Lebanon circuit

1932-44           Hershey First



 

BARNHART, WILLIAM VERNON

 

Born: 1-11-1867  Waynesboro PA                             married: Fannie Susan Gossart

Died: 6-7-1946                                                            obit: [1/4/1871 – 3/10/1954]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 267

Gibble list: no

 

1894    quarterly conference license

1895    license, Allegheny Conference

1899    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Green Ridge Cemetery, Scottdale PA

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1946,64

 

1894-95           Rosedale

1895-99           LaJose

1899-02           McKeesport First

1902-07           Connellsville

1907-08           Wilkinsburg

1908-17           Pitcairn

1917-19           field work Church Erection

1919-21           field work, Board of Administration (ending 4/1921)

1921-23           Monessen (beginning 4/1921)

1923-26           McKeesport Kephart

1926-27           Beaver Falls

1927-31           Latrobe

1931-42           Westmoreland

1942                retired

 

Note: Mrs. Barnhart's maiden name is also rendered Gossert.

 



BARSHINGER, DANIEL

 

Born: 9-27-1859  Yoe PA                                           married: Lydia Landis

Died: 12-22-1919  Yoe PA                                         obit: 1919,70

Miller-Raker #: 431

Fulton #: 322

Gibble list: no

 

1881    quarterly conference license, Dallastown

1888    license

1891    ordained

 

Interment: Dallastown PA

Obit: 1920,68

 

1888-89           Winterstown (beginning 10/1888)

1889-92                      Dover circuit

1892-95           Eschol mission

1895-96                      living in Dayton OH

1896                transfer to Maryland Conference

1896-99                      Walkersville

1899-00           living in Hagerstown MD

1900                transfer to Northern Illinois Conference

1900-01           Forreston IL  [? – nee Note below]

1901-02                      White Heath IL

1902-03           living in Shiremanstown

1903                transfer to Allegheny Conference

1903-04           Orbisonia

1904-06           Coalport

1906-07           South Williamsport

1907-09                      Bellefonte

1909-10                      Portage and/or Wilmore [records confusing]

1910-11                      Greenwood

1911-12           Mapleton (resigned 12/7/11, moved to York?)

1912-13           Milton

1913-15           Dover, Pennsylvania Conference

1915                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference

1915-17           Dover

1917-19                      Shepherdstown

1919                Jefferson

 

Note: The 1900-01 year is confusing.  Daniel Barshinger is listed locally as pastor at Boonsboro MD (Maryland Conference) 1900-01.  He also seems to have been assigned 1900-01 to New Paris (Allegheny Conference) 1900-01, but apparently did not serve.  The years 1909-1911 are also unclear, although he apparently graduated during this time from the Doctor Gordan School of Osteopathy at Rockford IL.  A copy of the 11/29/19 Telescope in the Dallastown church file includes brief biographical sketches of Rev. and Mrs. Barshinger.

 


 

BARTO, ISAIAH

 

Born: 1-10-1805  Clearfield County PA                                married: Mary _____

Died: 5-29-1850  Clearfield County PA                                obit: [10/8/1804 - ?]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 37

Gibble list: no

 

 

1840    license, Allegheny Conference

1843    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Mount Joy United Brethren Cemetery, Burnside township, Clearfield County PA

Obit: [Allegheny Conference 1907,9]

 

1843-45           Clearfield circuit

 

Note: Isaiah Barto is the great-grandfather (through his daughter Mary Ann Barto Neff and grandson Isaiah Barto Neff) of George O. Neff.  It appears that both the wife (Mary) and 7 year old daughter (Tabitha) of Isaiah Barto may have died the same day 4/19/1850.

 



BASEHORE, JOHN

 

Born: 11-15-1774                                                        married:

Died: 10-31-1853                                                        obit:

Miller-Raker #: 228

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1838    license

 

Interment: Salem Church, Franklin County PA

Obit: 1854,30  sent to The Religious Telescope

 

1849-50           Conococheague circuit

 


 

BASHORE, GEORGE W.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1953    1icense, East Pennsylvania Conference: recommended by Lancaster Otterbein

1958    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1953-55           student, Princeton University

1955-58           student, United Theological Seminary in Dayton OH

                        1955-58  assistant, Dayton High Street

1958-59           assistant, Elizabethtown

1950-64           Reading Zion

1964-73           Reading Inner City Parish

1973-79           superintendent, Reading District

1979-80           Lancaster First

1980                elected bishop



 

BATDORF. GRANT DAVID

 

Born: 4-30-1874  Lickdale PA                                   married: Lydia Ann Zeller

Died: 9-21-1954  Dayton OH                                     obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1959,53

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1896    quarterly conference license, Dayton OH Summit Street

1897    license, East German Conference

1898    ordained, East German Conference

 

Interment: Memorial Park Cemetery, Dayton OH

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1955,29

 

1898-01           Allentown Zion

1901                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1901-06           Harrisburg First

1906-11           Reading Zion

1911-20           Lancaster Covenant

1920-21           Dayton First, Miami Conference

1921                transfer to Miami Conference

1921-29           Dayton First

1929                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1929-45           bishop, Eastern Area

1945                bishop emeritus

 


 

BATEMAN, EARL CLAYTON

 

Born: 2-10-1905  Tyrone PA                                      married: Ruby Ann See

Died: 12-30-2000  Charlottesville VA                       obit: Virginia Conference 1957,20

Miller-Raker #: no                                                       married2: Lucie _____

Fulton #: 524                                                               obit2: [d. 1999]

Gibble list: no

 

1927    quarterly conference license

1929    license, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Virginia Conference 2001,?

 

1929-31           Altoona Wehnwood

1931-33           Runville (ending 5/9/1933)

1933-35           Mapleton (beginning 5/10/1933)

1935-36           Riverton, Virginia Conference

1936                transfer to Virginia Conference

1936-39           Riverton

1939-43           Blairton-Greensburg

1943-49           faculty, public schools in WV

1949-57           Berkeley Springs

1957-69           faculty, American School of the US Forces in Baumholder and Augsburg Germany

1969-71           faculty, public schools in Washington DC

1971                retired

 

Note: Earl C. Bateman Sr. is the father of Virginia Ann Bateman Martindale, wife of Rev. Charles T. Martindale of Ohio, affiliation unknown.  A biographical sketch for Earl C. Bateman is given in Glovier's 1965 History of the Virginia Conference, page 321.  He is listed as a member of the Virginia Conference at his death, but it appears that the Conference did not publish an obituary.


 

BATHURST, ZEBULON W.

 

Born: 1859  Bellefonte PA                                         married: Amelia A. Malone

Died: 5-29-1922  Orbisonia PA                                  obit: [?/?/1859 – 11/18/1921]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton: no

Gibble list: no

 

Interment: Orbisonia PA

Obit:

 

1907-09           Eschol, Allegheny Conference

1909-10           Shade Gap, Allegheny Conference

1912-13           Shade Gap, Allegheny Conference

1912-13           Horse Valley, Pennsylvania Conference (apparently simultaneously with above)

 

Note: Zebulon Bathurst appears to have served without being formally licensed or ordained by any Conference.  Zebulon and Amelia were married 12/23/1880 at Milesburg. 

 


 

BAUER, CHARLES

 

Born: 3-18-1850  Klecknersville PA                           married: Mary L. Miller

Died: 3-9-1910                                                            obit: [10/3/1850 - ?]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1889    quarterly conference license, Chapman’s Quarries

1892    license, East German Conference

1895    ordained, East German Conference

 

Interment: Old Moorstown Church [PA]

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1910,42

 

1891-92           Catawissa circuit

1892-93           Myerstown

1893-96           Mt. Carmel

1896-97           Pine Grove circuit

1897-99           located, living in Klecknersville

1899-01           Sunbury and Milton

1901                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1901-02           Paradise

1902-08           located, living at Klecknersville

1908-09           Iona

1909                retired

 



BAULUS, JACOB

 

Born: 3-10-1768  Middletown Valley MD                             married: Anna Margaret Beckenbach

Died: 4-20-1851                                                                      obit:

Miller-Raker #: 24

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1795    license

1814    ordained

 

Interment: Ohio

Obit:

 

1812-13                      oversight “between Potomac and Susquehanna rivers”

1816-18                      presiding elder

1820’s             transfer to Ohio

 

Note: Holdcraft’s 1939 History of the Pennsylvania Conference, page 290, gives a brief biography.  The surname is also rendered BOWLUS.  Memorial United Methodist Church (Sandusky County OH) has microfilmed records at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center placed by Vonda Bowlus Kokai, a lifelong member and church historian.  The congregation begun under Jacob Bowlus.  In 1822, Jacob Bowlus migrated from Frederick County, Maryland to Winter's Station (near Bettsville OH). Through his influence, the General Conference formed the Sandusky Conference and began supplying the stations with itinerant ministers in 1829.  Chapter 6 of the 1908 denomination study course Our Heroes discusses Jacob Baulus.  Jacob Bowlus is a first cousin to Jacob Doub.  Weaver’s 1908 Minutes of the 1819-24 Conferences, page 46, also gives a brief biography.

 


BAULUS, VALENTINE

Born: 1763                                                                  married:

Died: 1818/9                                                               obit:

Miller-Raker #: 45

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1802    license

1817    ordained

 

Interment: Lutheran Cemetery, Middletown MD

Obit: 1819,15 (postscript)

 

Note: Weaver’s 1908 Minutes of the 1819-24 Conferences, page 46, gives a brief biography.

 


 

BAUMBACH, HENRY

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1888    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1889    transfer to Maryland Conference

            Baltimore

1890    transfer to Ohio German Conference

            Toledo

            Dayton

 

Note: This surname is also rendered BAUMBACK.

 


 

BAZZLE, WILLIAM PERRY

 

Born:                                                                           married: Mary S. Fout

Died:                                                                           obit: [d. 10/12/1916]

Miller-Raker #: 486                                                     married2: Lydia E. Garman [8/22/1917]

Fulton #: no                                                                 obit2:

Gibble list: no

 

1888    licensed, Virginia Conference

1895    ordained, Virginia Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1888-89                      Hartmansville mission

1889-90                      Franklin

1890-91                      Moorefield

1891-02           unknown, apparently transferred to Maryland Conference

1902                                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference

1902-04           living in Westernport MD

1904-06           living in Elkgarden WV

1907                dismissed, pages 46&72

 

Note: The Conference at which William P. Bazzle was dismissed was held on October 1907.  As late as September 1907 he was living on Main Street, Keyser WV, and performed two weddings – presumably as a local pastor, even though this was outside the bounds of the Pennsylvania Conference in which he was licensed.  In 1911 there was a wedding performed “at the home of Rev W. P. Bazzel [sic] by Rev J. H. Brunk of Keyser.”  Keyser WV and Rev. J.H. Brunk were within the Virginia Conference of the United Brethren Church, but there is no known evidence that W.P. Bazzle ever re-connected with the Virginia Conference of the United Brethren Church.  In 1917 W.P. Bazzle was living in Summit County OH, using the Rev. designation as a “minister of the Gospel.”

 


 

BEACH, WILLIAM

 

Born: 7-128-1852  West Bromwich, England            married: Sarah Evans

Died: 1-10-1929                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

            quarterly conference license, Columbia Salome

1889    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1893    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Middletown PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1929,13

 

1892-93           Marietta circuit

1893-99           East Harrisburg circuit

1899-00           Intercourse

1900-01           Halifax

1901-03           Tower City

1903-04           Pequea circuit

1904-06           Elverson circuit

1906-09           Liverpool, Allegheny Conference

1909-11           Union circuit

1911-15           Hillsdale circuit

1915-18           Royalton

1918-20           retired

1920-22           Iona

1922                retired

 

Note: In 1901 Rev. Beach was assigned to Hillsdale but “exchanges were made shortly after conference” and he served at Tower City instead.

 



BEACHEL, LeROY

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 719

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1947    quarterly conference license, York First (transfer from Allegheny Conference)

1950    license, recommended by York First

 

Interment:

Obit:

1947-48           Mount Olivet

1950-59           living in York, no progress

1959                return to permanent quarterly conference license, page 89

 


 

BEACHLEY, RAYMOND E.

 

Born: 8-26-1898                                                          married:

Died: 3-23-2000, Chambersburg                                obit:

Miller-Raker #: 611

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1920    license

1925    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1921-25                      Chewsville

1925-26                      Fayetteville

1926-28                      instructor at Quincy Orphanage

1928-57                      local

1957                withdrew, page 82 “engaged full time in commercial enterprise”

 

Note: The death of his father, layman Elmer Beachley of Myersville MD, is noted in 1935,28.

 


 

BEAMER, WALTER J.

 

Born: 7-23-1842                                                                      married: Sarepta O. Miller

Died: 1-25-1927                                                                      obit: 1911,115

Miller-Raker #: 351

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1868    quarterly conference license, Salem (Littlestown circuit)

1869    license

1873    ordained

 

Interment: Salem Church at Guldens, Adams County

Obit: 1927,58

 

1869-70                      Fulton mission

1870-73                      Perry circuit

1873-76           Shopps station [Shiremanstown]

1876-80                      Baltimore Second

1880-83                      presiding elder, Chambersburg District

1883-84           presiding elder, Baltimore District

1884-86           presiding elder, Chambersburg District

1886-88           Hanover station

1888-90           local

1890-93           presiding elder, Chambersburg District

1893                                 local

[1900-01          Gettysburg, from 11-1-1900 until conference in March 1901]

 

Note: Holdcraft’s 1939 History of the Pennsylvania Conference, page 290, gives a brief biography. 

 


 

BEAMESDERFER, CORNWELL

 

Born: 9-2-1893  near Schaefferstown PA                  married: Sallie Ebling

Died: 5-11-1969                                                          obit: Eastern Conference 1969,119

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1913    quarterly conference license, Myerstown

1914    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1918    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Zion UB Cemetery, Myerstown PA

Obit: Eastern Conference 1969,119

 

1914-17           Schaefferstown

1917-18           student, Albright College at Myerstown

1918-24           “unemployed”, living in Myerstown

1924-28           Williamstown

1928-34           Shamokin Second

1934-37           Reading Salem

1937-39           Tower City

1939-42           Union circuit

1942-48           West Willow

1948-50           Iona

1950-56           Coatesville

1956-57           Refton

1957-58           without appointment, page 45

1958-60           assistant, Neffsville

1960                retired

                        1960-69  Oregon

 

Note: Cornwell Beamesderfer is the father of Emmett E. Beamesderfer, Harold E. Beamesderfer and Lloyd E. Beamesderfer.

 


 

BEAMESDERFER, EMMETT E.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list:      

 

1949    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1954                dropped: East Pennsylvania Conference 1954,48

 

Note: Emmett E. Beamesderfer is the son of Cornwell Beamesderfer and the brother of Harold E. and Lloyd E. Beamesderfer.

 



BEAMESDERFER, HAROLD E.

 

Born: 10-6-1916                                                          married: Mary Ruth Hoffman

Died: 3-8-2003                                                            obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1933    quarterly conference license, Shamokin Second

1945    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1947    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1946                associate, Palymra First (summer)

1946-47           Grantville circuit

1947-52           Showmakersville-Bern

1952-62           Steelton

1962-75           Lebanon Trinity

1975-80           Philadelphia Juniata Park

1980                Jonestown

1980                retired

 

Note: Harold E. Beamesderfer is the son of Cornwell Beamesderfer and the brother of Emmett E. and Lloyd E. Beamesderfer.

 


 

BEAMESDERFER, LLOYD EBLING

 

Born: 7-15-1915  Myerstown PA                               married: Miriam Ruth Schott

Died: 1-24-2001                                                          obit: 1986,427

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1933    quarterly conference license, Shamokin Second

1942    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1951    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Charles Evans Cemetery, Reading PA

Obit: 2001,357

 

1937-38           Mt. Aetna

1943-55           Williamstown-Tower City

1955-59           Linglestown

1959-60           Royalton

1960-70           administrator and chaplain, Dauphin County

1970                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1970-77           administrator and chaplain, Dauphin County

1977-81           Steelton Grace

1981                retired

                        1981-85     Steelton Grace

 

Note: Lloyd E. Beamesderfer is the son of Cornwell Beamesderfer and the brother of Emmett E. and Harold E. Beamesderfer.

 


 

BEAMESDERFER, SAMUEL H.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1944    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1948                dismissed

 

Note: Samuel H. Beamesderfer was designated a parish associate at Highland Presbyterian in Lancaster PA [Presbytery of Donegal] on June 23, 1998.

 



BEATTIE, JOHN W.

 

Born: 10-2-1907                                                          married:

Died: 12-26-1990                                                        obit:

Miller-Raker #: 654

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1927    license, recommended by Hanover

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1932                referred back to quarterly conference  1931,37

 

Note: John W. Beattie is the son of William Metzel Beattie.  He later enrolled in the Army OCS at Aberdeen MD.

 


 

BEATTIE, WILLIAM METZEL

 

Born: 3-1-1874, Peach Bottom PA                             married: Carrie Susan Klinedinst

Died: 8-21-1944, Greencastle PA                               obit: 1934,25

Miller-Raker #: 531                                                     married2: Ruby Edith Morin Wyand

Fulton #: no                                                                 obit2: 1970,386

Gibble list: no

 

1897    quarterly conference license, York Second

1904    license

1911    ordained

 

Interment: Williamsport MD

Obit: 1944,37

 

1900                Hellam, resigned after 1 month: 1901, 16

1904-08                      Rohrersville

1908-10                      Dillsburg

1910-14                      Mount Wolf

1914-20                      Greencastle

1920-22                      Keedysville

1922-25                      York Fifth

1925-27                      Hanover

1927-30                      Shiremanstown

1930-33                      Gettysburg

1933-37                      Williamsport MD

1937-42                      Jefferson

1942-44           Lemasters

 

Note: William M. Beattie is the father of John W. Beattie.  Miller’s 1968 History of Pennsylvania Conference, page 390, gives a brief biography.

 


 

BEATTY, GEORGE WILLIAM

 

Born: 3-9-1839                                                            married: Frances Keller

Died: 1-6-1920                                                            obit:

Miller-Raker #: 371                                                     married2: Mary E. _____(c1869)

Fulton #: no                                                                 obit2: [7/21/1842-4/23/1878]

Gibble list: no                                                              married3: Margaret Maria Wiley (1879)

                                                                                    obit3: [1/25/1844-7/3/1908]

1973    license                                                             married4:Lula Virginia Zuse (1911)

                                                                                    obit4: [3/3/1885-11/4/1959]

Interment: Maryland Line Cemetery, Maryland Line MD

Obit:

 

1869-70           assistant, Cecil circuit of Maryland Conference of MP Church                    

1871-73           Stewartstown mission

1873-75                      Shippensburg circuit

1876                Alto Dale, did not finish the year

1878-79           Greencastle (beginning Oct 1878)

1885                returned to quarterly conference license, page 17

 

Note:  There is evidence unsupported by conference records that he supplied Spry Otterbein briefly in the 1870’s and part of the Parkton circuit of the Baltimore Conference of ME Church during 1903-04.  This person is referred to by several other names – including George M. Beatty, George McBeatty, J. McBeatty.  The fourth Mrs. Beatty is a sister to Clayton H. Zuse and Harry W. Zuse.

 


 

BEATTY, THOMAS BAYARD

 

Born:   Quincy PA                                                      married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 515

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1903    license, recommended by Mont Alto

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1903-05                      student, Lebanon Valley College

1905-06           living in Dayton OH

1906                withdrew, page 49

 

Note: The 1905 BIZARRE [LVC yearbook], page 34, gives a picture and brief biography.  He does not appear to be a son of George William Beatty.

 


 

BEATTY, WILLIAM

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1900-01           Hellam (served only 1 month, and then resigned)

 

Note: See 1900,55 and 1901,16.  Nothing more is known about this man, although there is a possibility this is George William Beatty.

 


 

BECKER, ISAAC

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1888-89           Lititz and Brunnerville

 

Note: Isaac. Becker was a local preacher who served for one year.  In 1889 Lititz and Brunnerville were placed on the Lancaster circuit.

 


 

BECKLEY, ARTHUR S.

 

Born: 8-8-1884  Lebanon County PA                                    married: Emma Elizabeth DeLong

Died: 1914                                                                  obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1963,61

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1905    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1909    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Aulenbach’s Cemetery, Reading PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1915,36

 

1904-06           Landingville

1906-10           Mont Clare

1910-12           Grantville circuit

1912-14           Shamokin First



BECKLEY, MABEL ESTHER

 

Born: 9-26-1893  Lebanon County PA                      married: [never married]

Died: 5-24-1956  Lebanon PA                                   obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

Interment: Iona Cemetery, Iona PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1956,28

 

1930-47           missionary – Moyamba, Sierra Leone

1947-51           missionary – Tiami, Sierra Leone

1951                furlough fore health reasons

 


 

BECKTEL, RUSSELL GORDON

 

Born: 3-8-1907  Elizabethville PA                              married: Eva Shissler

Died: 1-9-1993  Cape May NJ                                    obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1928    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1936    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Brunnerville UM Cemetery, Brunnerville PA

Obit: Eastern Pennsylvania Conference 1993,277

 

1925-26           Sinking Spring

1926-27           Fontanna

1927-29           Brunnerville

1929-34           Tremont St. John’s

1934-36           Lebanon Bethany

1936-40           Mont Clare Otterbein

1940-41           Silver Spring circuit (ending 8/29/41)

1941-46           chaplain, US Air Force (beginning 8/29/41)

1946-47           Philadelphia Fourth [Burholme]

1947-57           Philadelphia First [Mt. Pisgah]

1957-59           Harrisburg State Street

1959-69           Middletown

1969-73           Mountville St. Paul’s

1973                retired

 


 

BEERHALTER, M.B.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1932    Philadelphia Third (Jan – Sept); 1932,21

 

Note: M.B. Beerhalter, a local minister of Philadelphia Third, filled the pulpit for the remainder of the conference year following the death of I. Moyer Hershey on 1/30/1932.

 


 

BEHNEY, HARVEY JOSEPH

 

Born: 9-27-1881  Fredericksburg PA                         married: Ada Alleman

Died: 4-7-1961  Lancaster PA                                    obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1956,28

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1899    quarterly conference license

1901    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1907    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Ebenezer Cemetery, Lebanon PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1961,55

 

1904-06           Manor circuit

1906-09           Cressona

1909-16           Manheim

1916-38           Shamokin First

1938-53           Columbia Salome

1953                retired

 



BEHNEY, JOHN BRUCE

 

Born: 10-15-1905  Ralston PA                                   married: Dorothy E. Heister

Died: 8-18-1987  Lebanon OH                                   obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1925    quarterly conference license, Annville

1928    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1933    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Memorial Park Cemetery, Dayton OH

Obit: Eastern Pennsylvania Conference 1988,

 

1935-73           faculty, Bonebrake [United] Theological Seminary in Dayton OH

1973                retired

 

Note: J. Bruce Behney is co-author, with Paul D. Eller, of Abingdon Press’ 1979 The History of the Evangelical United Brethren Church.  A biographical sketch appears in Gibble’s History of the East Pennsylvania Conference, page 558.

 



BEIGHEL, WILLIAM

 

Born: 1-31-1817  Spruce Creek PA                            married:

Died: 8-10-1883  Pleasant Unity PA                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: 205

Fulton #: 8 & 167

Gibble list: yes

 

1837    license

1840    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Pleasant Unity Cemetery, Westmoreland County PA

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1883,36

 

1838-39                      Clearfield circuit

1839                                charter member of Allegheny Conference

1839-40                      Huntingdon circuit

1840-41                      no minutes taken

1841-42           Washington circuit

1842-43

1843-44           Westmoreland circuit

1844-45           Ligonier circuit

1845-46

1846-47           presiding elder, Western District

1847-48           Westmoreland circuit

1848-49           Somerset circuit

1849-50           presiding elder, Huntingdon District

1850-51           presiding elder, Eastern District

1851-52           Ligonier circuit

1852-53                      presiding elder, Western District

1853-54                      presiding elder, Eastern District

1854-55                      Westmoreland circuit

1855-56                      Washington circuit

1867-57                      Madison circuit

1857-58                      presiding elder, Western District

1858-59                      presiding elder, Northern District

1859-60                      suspended for 1 year

1860-61                      Springfield circuit

1861                withdrew, irregularly

1861-74          

1874                transfer (?) to Allegheny Conference

 


 

BEILSTEIN, CLYDE

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no      

Fulton #: 519  

Gibble list: no 

 

1928    quarterly conference license

1929    license, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1929-32           student

1932-35           YMCA

1935                no longer listed

 


 

BEISTLINE, ALLEN ROBERT

 

Born: 6-8-1928  Steelton PA                                      married: Margaret Ann Greenwalt

Died: 2-3-1985  Pottsville PA                                                                        obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1967    1icense, Eastern Conference: recommended by Steelton Centenary

1969    ordained, Eastern Conference

 

Interment: St. Michael’s Cemetery, Birdsboro PA

Obit: Eastern Pennsylvania Conference 1985,301

 

1965-75           Birdsboro Christ

1975-78           Birdsboro Christ & Focht Memorial

1978-84           Birdsboro Focht Memorial

1984-85           Frackville First & St. Clair

 


 

BEITTEL, CHARLES ROUSS

 

Born: 4-20-1893  Columbia PA                                  married: Edna Frances Balsbaugh

Died: 5-29-1974  Harrisburg PA                                obit: Eastern Conference 1967,130

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1915    quarterly conference license, Columbia Salome

1918    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1924    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: East Harrisburg Cemetery, Harrisburg PA

Obit: 1974,414

 

1917-18           Diamond Grove IL

1918                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1918-22           Royalton

1922-28           Schuylkill Haven

1928-64           Harrisburg Otterbein

1964                retired

                        1964-70  visitation pastor, Mechanicsburg First

                        1970        transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

                        1970-72  visitation pastor, Harrisburg Otterbein

 

Note: Charles R. Beittel is the father of Dale R. Beittel.  Mrs. Beittel is the daughter of Peter Hummel Balsbaugh.

 



BEITTEL DALE R.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1943    quarterly conference license

1945    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1943-44           Enders-Powell Valley circuit

1944-45           Hillsdale circuit

1945-49           student, Yale Divinity School in New Haven CT

1949                dismissed, joined West Ohio Conference of the Methodist Church

 

Note: Dale R. Beittel is the son of Charles R. Beittel.  In 2003 Dale R. Beittel is listed as a retired member of the West Ohio Conference.

 



BELL, LLEWELLYN E.

 

Born: 12-28-1921                                                        married:

Died: 8-?-1973                                                            obit:

Miller-Raker #: 720

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1950    license, recommended by Spry Otterbein

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1950-53           attending Otterbein College, Westerville OH

1953                dropped, change in vocational plans

 


 

BEMESDERFER, JAMES ORVILLE

 

Born: 10-22-1911                                                        married: Amelia A. _____

Died: 1-16-1999                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1934    quarterly conference license, Lebanon Salem

1937    license, East Pennsylvania Conference: recommended by Lebanon Covenant

1939    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Eastern Pennsylvania Conference 1999, ?

 

1940-46           Potttstown Salem & Birdsboro Christ

1946-51           Allentown Zion [Trinity]

1951-59           Cleona & Lebanon St. John’s

1959-76           chaplain, Lebanon Valley College

                        1968-76  Mt. Gretna

1976                retired

 


 

BENDER, E. ETHAN

 

Born: 3-27-1881  Elizabethville PA                            married: Estella S.M. Leese

Died: 3-7-1944                                                            obit: [2/24/1886 – 9/?/1968]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1910    quarterly conference license, Oberlin Neidig Memorial

1910    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1912    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Union Deposit Cemetery, Union Deposit PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1944,16

 

1910-13           Allentown Sixth Street [Grace]

1913-15           Williamstown

1915-21           Bellegrove

1921-32           Allentown Sixth Street [Grace]

1932-34           Campbelltown  & Lebanon West

1934-44           Lebanon West



 

BENDLE, A.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

quarterly conference license

license, Allegheny Conference

ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1900-01           West Decatur (resigned soon after conference)

 

Note: A. Bendle is listed as "others employed in the conference."  He is otherwise unknown.

 



BENEDUM, GEORGE

 

Born: 3-3-1766  Cumberland County PA                   married: Magdalena Minnich

Died: 3-29-1837 OH                                                   obit: [1/23/1766 – 4/23/1843]

Miller-Raker #: 48

Fulton #: no

Gibble #: yes

 

1803    license

1815    ordained, Miami Ohio Conference

 

 

Interment: Liberty Cemetery, Fairfield County OH

Obit:

 

1810                charter member of Miami Ohio Conference

 

Note: George Benedum is considered one of the founders of the UB Church in Ohio.  See Drury, page 308.  Krumm’s 1958 History of the Scioto Conference, page 7, gives a brief biography.  Chapter 3 of the 1908 denomination study course Our Heroes discusses George Benedum.  His daughter Mary Magdalene Benedum married Ohio UB preacher Alexander C. Jeffries, father of the heavyweight boxing champion Jim Jeffries.

 


 

BENNETCH, FREDERICK E.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1955    1icense, East Pennsylvania Conference: recommended by Schaefferstown

1960    ordained, Michigan Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

1957-60           student, Evangelical Theological Seminary

                        1958-59  assistant, Chicago Diversey Parkway

1960                transfer to Michigan Conference, page 95

1960-62           Ludington Zion          

1962                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1962-67           Shamokin Second

1967-70           Millersburg Hebron

1970                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1970-80           Millersburg Hebron

1980-93           Marysville Wesley

1993                retired

                        1993-95  associate, Wellsville

 


 

BENNETT, WILLIAM

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1931    license, Allegheny Conference: recommended by Altoona First

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1935           name erased, page 93

 

Note: William Bennett apparently never served under appointment and was never ordained.  He is otherwise unknown.

 



BENSON, H.K.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1899    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1899                transfer to

 


 

BERGER, CHRISTIAN

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 52

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1803    license

1805    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 


 

BERGER, JOSEPH

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 136 & 207

Fulton #: 26 [BARGER]

Gibble list: no

 

1828    license

1835    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1839                charter member of Allegheny Conference

1857                erased

 

Note: Eberly’s Landmark History of the United Brethren Church, page 77, also renders the name BARGER.

 


 

BERKEL, OSCAR   

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1934   license, Allegheny Conference: recommended by Jeannette

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

Note: Oscar Berkel apparently never served under appointment.  He is otherwise unknown.

 


 

BESHORE, ANDREW S.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 572

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1912    license, recommended by Windsor  112,33

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1912-14                      attending Shenandoah Institute, Dayton VA

1914-15           living in Aurora NE

1915                transfer to Nebraska Conference, page 80

 


 

BICKLEY, AUGUSTUS

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 268

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1843    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1850-51           Perry circuit, did not finish the year

1860-61                      Mercersburg circuit

1872-78           chaplain, Franklin County Poor House

1879                                 withdrew, over issue of secret societies

1881-87           chaplain, Franklin County Poor House

 

Note: The Chronicle 1996, page 88, gives a brief biography.  Augustus Bickley Jr. served Alto Dale circuit for the Pennsylvania Conference UBOC 1890-91, 
although he is not listed as a ministerial member of that conference.  Beer’s 1887 History of Franklin County, page 213, states that “Mr. Bickley commenced 
holding religious service at the poor-house in 1836, and continued with few interruptions until 1872, when he was regularly elected chaplain, with a salary.”
 

 

BICKLEY, BARNET A.

 

Born: 8-3-1838, Chambersburg                                  married:

Died: 2-17-1863, Chambersburg                                obit:

Miller-Raker #: 334

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1863    license

 

Interment:

Obit: 1864,91



 

BIELSTEIN, CLYDE HENRY

 

Born: 3-15-1907                                                          married: Madeline Violet Lemmon

Died: 2-?-1985  Dayton OH                                       obit: [4/26/1907 – 3/14/2003]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 519 [BEILSTEIN]

Gibble list: no

 

1928    quarterly conference license

1929    license, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1929-32           student, Bonebrake [United] Theological Seminary in Dayton OH

                             Englewood OH

1932-35           YMCA

1935                no longer listed

 



BIELY, ALDEN GEORGE

 

Born: 4-25-1902 Lebanon PA                                                married: Rena Miller Borgner

Died: 11-27-1977 Lebanon County PA                     obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1959,58

Miller-Raker #: no                                                       married2: Hilda Catherine Jenkins (Castor)

Fulton #: no                                                                 obit2: East Pennsylvania Conf 1962,62

Gibble list: yes

 

1925    quarterly conference license, Lebanon Salem

1926     license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1930    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: [East Pennsylvania Conference 1978,486]

 

1925-68           Lebanon Hebron

1968                retired

 

Note: Alden George Biely is the father of Alden George Biely Jr. The second Mrs. Biely was the widow of a Mr. Norman Richard Castor.

 


 

BIELY, ALDEN GEORGE JR

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no                                                                

Gibble list: no

 

1952    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1953-54           student, United Seminary in Dayton OH

1941                dropped: East Pennsylvania Conference 1954, 48

 

Note: Alden George Biely Jr. is the son of Alden George Biely.

 



BIERMAN, GEORGE FILLMORE.

 

Born: 8-25-1855  Upper Bern PA                               married: Sarah Jane Wagner

Died: 8-19-1939  Reading PA                                                obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1922,26

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1884    quarterly conference license

1891    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1893    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Charles Evans Cemetery, Reading PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1939,16

 

1891-92           Penbrook

1892-95           Marietta

1895-98           Halifax

1898-00           Hopekand

1900-01           Elverson

1901-02           on leave, living in Birdsboro PA

1902-09           faculty, Gibraltar School in Birdsboro

1909-24           faculty, Reading High School for Boys

                        1921-22  Pottstown

1924-25           Pottstown

1925-29           instructor in Spanish, Schuylkill [Albright] College in Reading

1929                retired

 

Note: George F. Bierman is a brother to the educator Dr. Elijah Benjamin Bierman (1839-1909) who was on the first faculty at Lebanon Valley College and served as its president 1890-97.  Rev. Bierman received a D.D. degree from The Chicago Lutheran Seminary in 1901 and spent most of the rest of his years in education as a member of the Reading Salem congregation.  He is also the author of the “Bierman Family” booklet.  Mrs. Bierman’s dates, not given in her conference obituary, are 4-30-1857 to 8-19-1922.

 


 

BIGGS, GEORGE JR.          

Born: 6-2-1907  Youngwood PA                               married: Martha Ellen Wingate

Died: 6-13-2001                                                          obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 1998,404

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 528

Gibble list: no

 

1929    quarterly conference license

1930    license, Allegheny Conference

1935    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 2002,313

 

1928-32           student, Otterbein College in Westerville OH

1932-35           student, Bonebrake [United] Theological Seminary in Dayton OH

                             1932-33 Aley Chapel

1935-36           assistant, Wiliknsburg Christ

1936-38           Middleburg

1938-44           Altoona Greenwood

1944-50           McKeeesport Shoemaker

1950-68           Johnstown Homestead Avenue

1968-83           Arbutus Park Manor

1973                retired

                             1973-1985  Arbutus Park Manor

 



BIGHAM, SOLOMON

 

Born: 5-3-1817                                                                        married:

Died: 6-30-1889, Duncannon                                                             obit:

Miller-Raker #: 327

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1862    license

1863    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit: 1890,21

 

1863-64                      Ickesburg mission

1864-66           Carlisle circuit

1866-68           Rocky Spring station

1868-69                      Orrstown station

1869-70                      Bendersville

1870-73           located, living in Shiremanstown

1873-78                      local pastor, Pennel’s

                             Duncannon, from 10/17/1879 until conference in March 1880

 

Note: The Chronicle 1996, page 88, gives a brief biography.

 


 

BIGLER, ADAM G. JR

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1935    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1941                referred

 


 

BINGHAM, ALTA [BAER]

 

Born: 10-23-1886  Hanover PA                                  married: James Bingham

Died: 1-14-1958  Quincy PA                                      obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1946,17

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1929    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1929    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1958,46

 

Note: Mrs. Bingham was never assigned to a church, but always active in churches served by her husband.

 


 

BINGHAM, C.C.

 

Born: 4-23-1854  Franklin County PA                       married: [5/1880]

Died: 1-9-1919 Shiloh UB Church, Bigler PA           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 271

Gibble list: no

 

1896    license, Allegheny Conference

1899    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Old Bradford Cemetery, Bigler PA

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1919,86

 

1895-97           Glasgow

1897-00           Liverpool

1900-03           Woodland

1903-04           Wilmore

1904-07           Runville

1907-09           East Freedom

1909-11           Somerset

1911-12           living in Portage

1912-13           Greenwood & Juniata

1913-14           living in Juniata

1914-16           East Salem

1916-19           Bigler

 



BINGHAM, GEORGE W.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 373

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1874    license

1877    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1874-77           Ickesburg circuit

1877-80           York Springs circuit

1880-81           resigned York Springs, helped on Horse Valley

1881-85                      Greencastle

1885                withdrew, pages 4 & 23



 

BINGHAM, JAMES G.

 

Born: 12-14-1884  Toronto, Canada                           married: Alta Baer

Died: 6-22-1946                                                          obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1958,46

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1920    quarterly conference license, Philadelphia Third

1923    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1929    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Baer Mennonite Cemetery, Hanover PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1946,17

1921-22           Chambers Hill

1922-23           Sinking Spring

1923-26           Stoverdale

1926-29           student, Bonbrake [United] Theological Seminary in Dayton OH

                             1926-29  Englewood OH

1929-30           Highspire

1930-31           not assigned, living in Harrisburg

1931-32           Campbelltown (beginning 5/50/1931; see 1931,19)

1932-37           Coatesville

1937-42           West Willow

1942-44           Halifax

1944-46           Lebanon Memorial

 


 

BINKLEY, JOHN

 

Born: 1-20-1833                                                          married: Fannie Eshelman

Died: 2-12-1918                                                          obit: [11/9/1832 - ]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1865    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1868    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Ebenezer Cemetery, Lebanon PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1918,42

 

1867-69           Susquehanna circuit

1869                charter member of East German Conference

1869-71           Bellegrove circuit

1871-72           Pinegrove circuit

1872-75           Union Deposit circuit

1875-76           Jonestown circuit

1876-78           Bellegrove circuit

1878-81           not assigned, living in Jonestown

1881-82           Lebanon circuit

1882-83           not assigned

1883-84           Valley View circuit

1884-85           not assigned

1885-88           Fishing Creek circuit

1888-98           not assigned

1898                retired

                        1901    transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Note: The reason for the gaps in service is not known.  The death date is also variously reported as 1-12-1918 and 2-6-1918.

 


 

BINOD, ANDREW

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 159

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1830    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 


 

BISHOP, JAMES MADISON

 

Born: 8-9-1821, Littlestown                                       married: Eliza Over

Died: 3-27-1891                                                          obit: [12/18/1824 - 12/16/1889]]

Miller-Raker #: 273

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1844    license

1847    ordained

 

Interment: Cedar Grove Cemetery, Chambersburg

Obit: Pennsylvania Conference UBOC 1892,14

 

1845-46                      Perry County mission

1846-48                      Chambersburg circuit

1848-49                      Rocky Spring circuit

1849-50                      Chambersburg station, did not finish the year

1850-57           located

1857-59                      Greencastle circuit

1859-63                      presiding elder, Chambersburg District

1863-65                      Rocky Spring station

1865-66           presiding elder, Chambersburg District

1866-67           Newburg circuit

1867-69           presiding elder, Chambersburg District

1869-70                      Orrsrtown station

1870-71                      Shippensburg mission station

1871                located

                            1873-74  Greencastle

1879                withdrew, over issue of secret societies

 

Note: The Chronicle 1996, page 88, gives a brief biography.  James M. Bishop is a brother to Jeremiah P. Bishop.

 


 

BISHOP, JEREMIAH PHILIP

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 295

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1851    license

1854    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1851-52    Chambersburg circuit

1852-53    Rocky Spring circuit

1853-54    York Spring circuit

1854-55    Mercersburg circuit

1855-57    Philadelphia Clinton Street station

1857-58    Harrisburg mission

1858-59  Big Spring circuit

1859-60  Big Spring station

1860-61    Orrstown station

1861-62    Baltimore mission station

1862-65  Baltimore English mission

1865-66    Rocky Spring station

1866-67    Shopps station [Shiremanstown]

1867-70    Mechaniscburg station

1870                       withdrew, over doctrines about hell

 

Note: The Chronicle 1996, page 89, gives a brief biography.  Jeremiah P. Bishop is a brother to James M. Bishop.

 


 

BITTNER, MELVIN S.

 

Born: 2-14-1893  Garrett PA                                      married: Savilla Romesberg

Died: 12-19-1959                                                        obit: Allegheny Conference 1948,69

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 427 & 479

Gibble list: no

 

1915    quarterly conference license

1916    license, Allegheny Conference

1920    ordained, White River Conference

 

Interment: Grandview Cemetery, Altoona PA

Obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 1960,32

 

1917-18           East Salem (beginning 11/1917)

1919                Glasgow (summer)

1920                transfer to White River Conference

1920-21           Snyder Chapel of the Crawfordsville circuit

1921-22           Crawfordsville circuit

1923                transfer to Allegheny Conference

1923-28           Woodland

1928-59           Altoona Juniata

1959                retired

 



BITZEL, PETER

 

Born:                                                                           married: Margaret Hartner

Died: 7-30-1849                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: 256

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1841    license

1844    ordained

 

Interment: Baltimore MD

Obit: 1850,16

 

1844-47           Baltimore mission

 

Note: Holdcraft’s 1959 The Old Otterbein Church Story, page 58, gives some biographical information.

 


 

BLACK, NATHANIEL

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 57

Gibble list: no

 

1844    license, Allegheny Conference

1847    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1844-45           Allegheny

1845-46

1846-47           Washington

1847-50

1850-51           agent, Mt. Pleasant College

1851                name erased for leaving his wife and child

 


 

BLACKBURN, E.J.

 

Born:                                                                                                  married:

Died:                                                                                                  obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no          

Gibble list: no       

 

license

ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1896-97  East Freedom

1897-98  Clarington

 

Note:  E.J. Blackburn served in the Allegheny Conference under “others employed in the conference.”  Nothing more is known about this person. 


 

BLACKBURN, W.H.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 235

Gibble list: no

 

1890    license, Allegheny Conference

1893    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: California Conference 1944,50

 

1890-92           New Paris

1892-94           Bellefonte

1894-96           Liverpool

1896-98           Braddock Second

1898-99           Wilmore

1899-01           Johnstown Third

1901-06           Rockwood

1906-08           Orbisonia

1908-12           Herminie

1912                transfer to California Conference

1912-13           Riverside First

 


 

BLACKBURN, W.S.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 213

Gibble list: no

 

1885    license, Allegheny Conference

1886    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1885-86           student, Bonebrake Theological Seminary

1887                transfer to

 



BLAIR, JOHN G.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1861-62           York circuit

 


 

BLATT, WILLIAM CARL

 

Born: 12-3-1902  Royalton PA                                   married: Ruth N. Goudy

Died: 2-22-1985  Brandon FL                                                obit: Eastern Pennsylvania Conf 1996,?

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1925    quarterly conference license, Harrisburg State Street

1926    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1932    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Limona Village Cemetery, Brandon FL

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1985,299

 

1926-29           Stoverdale

1929-32           student, Bonebrake [United] Theological Seminary in Dayton OH

                        1929-30  Waterhouse-Bonehill, Miami Conference

                        1930-31  Houghton Congregational Christian Church in Houghton OH

1932-33           Lebanon circuit

1933-40           Silver Spring circuit

1940-68           Mont Clare

1968                retired

                        1968-73  visitation pastor, Limona Village UM Chapel in Brandon FL

 


 

BLECKER, AARON M.

 

Born: 1-15-1844  Lebanon County PA                      married:

Died: 11-28-1924                                                        obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes [BLECHER]

 

1885    license, East German Conference

1888    ordained, East German Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1925,14

 

1901                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Note: Araon M. Blecker is a brother of Jared R. Blecker.  “Brother Blecker never served as a regularly appointed pastor…  He ministered extensively by assisting the different presiding elders in the conducting of quarterly conferences, and doing some evangelistic work, as well as relieving pastors when in need of a supply.”  He also served on various Conference and General boards.  He appears to have operated a photography shop in Myerstown 1863-1898.

 



BLECKER, JARED R.

 

Born: 10-15-1847  Lebanon County PA                    married: Elizabeth Zeller

Died: 4-1-1912  Myerstown PA                                 obit: [East Pennsylvania Conf 1926,13]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes [BLECHER]

 

1881     quarterly conference license, Mt. Aetna

1882    license, East German Conference

1884    ordained, East German Conference

 

Interment: United Brethren Cemetery, Myerstown PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1912,32

 

1881-83           Northampton circuit

1883-86           Lehigh Valley circuit

1886-89           Sinking Spring circuit

1889-93           Baltimore Old Otterbein

1893-97           Lebanon Memorial

1897-99           Bellegrove circuit

1899-01           Palmyra First

1901                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1901-02           on leave, living in Myerstown

1902-03           Schuylkill Haven

1903-05           Iona circuit

1905-07           Bern circuit

1907                located for health reasons

 

Note: Jared R. Blecker is a brother of Aaron M. Blecker.  Mrs. Blecker’s dates, which are not given in the conference journal, are 10/3/1847 – 2/18/1926.  Her father George Zeller (1818-1889) was a local preacher instrumental in establishing the Mt. Aetna church and a nephew to [Bishop] Andrew Zeller (1755-1839) of the Miami Conference.

 



BLOUCH, GIDEON L.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1913    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1913-14           Jonestown circuit

1919                referred

 


BLOUCH, HERBERT ROY

Born: 3-27-1910  Lebanon PA                                   married: Mildred C. Lengle

Died: 3-31-1988  Cornwall PA                                   obit: Eastern Pennsylvania Conf 1994,?

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1931    quarterly conference license, Lebanon Bethany

1933    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1938    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Ebenezer Cemetery, Lebanon PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1988,7.17

 

1934-35           Mt. Aetna

1935-38           student, United Theological Seminary in Dayton OH

1938-41           Northampton circuit

1941-43           Jonestown

1943-46           chaplain, US Army

1946-53           Allentown Grace

1953-56           Manor circuit

1956-59           Sunbury Otterbein

1956-61           Silver Springs-Centerville

1961-64           Hempfield

1964-75           Reading Faith

1975                retired

                        1976-77  Shirk’s

                        1977-80  Kauffman’s

 


 

BLUBAUGH, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

 

Born: 7-20-1882  Thomastown                                   married: Elizabeth Middour

Died: 6-8-1973                                                            obit: Baltimore Conference 1981, 372

Miller-Raker #: 644

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1908    license, Pennsylvania Conference UBOC: recommended by Waynesboro

1917    ordained, Pennsylvania Conference UBOC

 

Interment: Quincy Cemetery

Obit: Baltimore Conference 1974,390

 

1907-08           Littlestown mission

1908-10           Carlisle mission

1910-12           Shippensburg mission

1912-13           Lemasters, did not finish the year

1913-14           Hagerstown mission

1914-17           Lemasters

1917-26           Chambersburg King Street

1926                                 transfer to Pennsylvania Conference

1926-33                      Myersville

1933-52                      Baltimore Franklin Street

1952                retired

 

Note: Mrs. Blubaugh was a niece of Etta and Harvey Kitzmiller, benefactors of the Quincy Home.  While B.F. Blubaugh (Chambersburg King Street), Amos M. Funk (Greencastle) and Walter I. Kauffman (Franklintown) all transferred from the UBOC at the same time, there is no evidence of any connection.

 


 

BOEHM, CHARLES

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble #: no

 

1828    license to exhort

1830    license

1832    ordained, Virginia Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1831-32           Juniata circuit

 


 

BOEHM, HENRY

 

Born: 6-8-1775  Lancaster County PA                       married:

Died: 12-19-1875                                                        obit:

Miller-Raker #: 28

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1800    license

1802    license, Methodist Episcopal Church

1803    ordained, Methodist Episcopal Church

 

Interment: Staten Island NY

Obit: Newark Conference ME 1876,53

 

Note: Henry Boehm is the son of Martin Boehm.

 


 

BOEHM, MARTIN

 

Born: 11-30-1725  Lancaster County PA                   married: Eve Steiner

Died: 3-23-1812  Lancaster County PA                     obit: [12/25/1734 – 11/26/1822]

Miller-Raker #: 2

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1756    ordained, Mennonite Church

 

Interment: Boehm’s Chapel, Lancaster County PA

Obit:

 

1800                elected [with Otterbein] one of first two bishops of the United Brethren Church

 

Note: Martin Boehm is the father of Henry Boehm.

 


 

BOESHORE, HARRY FRANKLIN

 

Born: 4-13-1894  Lebanon PA                                   married: Adeline Florence Murray

Died: 1-24-1926  Cressona                                         obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1960, 51

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1913    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Mt. Zion Cemetery, South Pottstown PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1926,11

 

1913-17           Pottstown

1917-19           Reading Trinity

1919-21           Shamokin Trinity

1923-26           Cressona

 

Note: Beginning in 1924 Harry F. Boeshore was unable to perform full pastoral duties and continued to live in the parsonage while the primary pastoral duties were performed by another pastor.

 


 

BOGER, CALVIN ULYSSES

 

Born: 4-11-1868  Lebanon County                             married: Clara Nye

Died: 1930  Philadelphia PA                                      obit: [1870-1925]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1894    license, East German Conference:      recommended by Lebanon First [Salem], see Gibble,315

 

Interment: Ebenezer, Lebanon PA

Obit:

 

1896                membership ceased

 


 

BOLES, HUBERT ALLEN

 

Born: 10-3-1921  Beech Grove IN                             married: Dorothy Mae Lynch [9/25/1942]

Died: 9-2-1985                                                            obit: [6/14/1922 – 4/27/2000]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1941    license, Baptist Church

1942    ordained, Baptist Church

 

Interment:

Obit: West Ohio Conference 1986,?

 

1947-50           Bradenville, Allegheny Conference of the EUB Church

1948                transfer to Allegheny Conference of the EUB Church

1948-50           Bradenville

1950-56           Woodland

1956-58           Punxsutawney First (ending 1/1958)

1958-59           Tampa FL, Florida Conference (beginning 1/1958)

1959                transfer to Florida Conference

 



BOLTON, JOSEPH L.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1875    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

           

Interment:

Obit:

 

1881                name erased

 


 

BOMBERGER, JOSEPH W.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1911    license, East Pennsylvania Conference: recommended by Harrisburg First

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1911-1914       living in Annville

1914                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference

 

Note: 1914,13 lists Joseph W. Bomberger as transferring to the Pennsylvania Conference, but there is not record that this actually occurred.  He is last listed in the 1914 UB Yearbook as a member of the East Pennsylvania Conference living in Annville.  There is no record of him as a student or staff member at Lebanon Valley College.

 



BONAWITZ, PETER

 

Born:                                                                           married: Barbara _____

Died: 1852                                                                  obit:

Miller-Raker #: 266

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1842    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1846                                charter member of East Pennsylvania Conference

1849                                expelled

 

Note: Peter Bonawitz was an elder in the Linglestown congregation organized in 1827 by John Winebrenner that erected the first church building in what became the Church of God denomination.  In 1843 Bonawitz and his wife Barbara sold the Linglestown UB congregation the lot for its first church building.

 



BONEWELL, JOHN W.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 291

Fulton #: 76

Gibble list: no

 

1848    ordained, on credentials from Primitive Methodist Church

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1848-49                      Philadelphia Clinton Street Mission

1849-50                      Rocky Spring circuit

1850-51                      Chambersburg station

1851                                transfer to Allegheny Conference

1851-52                      Jefferson circuit

1852-54                      Juniata circuit [Three Springs]

1854-55                      Schellsburg circuit

1855-56                      Mahoning circuit

1856-57                      Clearfield circuit

1857-58           Springfield circuit      

1859-60           Allegheny circuit

1860-61           local relation for 1 year

1861                transfer to “any other annual conference he may wish to join”

 

Note: The Chronicle 1996, page 90, gives a brief biography.  J.W. Bonewell apparently brought the Clinton Street Mission with him into the denomination.  One source lists him preaching in Columbia, East Pennsylvania Conference, 1854-55 – but this may have been for revival meetings or some other special circumstances.

 


 

BOOK, WILLIAM J.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Barbara

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1930-31           Linglestown circuit

 

Note: William J. Book supplied the Linglestown circuit (Linglestown & Colonial Park) duringn the first part of the conference year.  He is not listed as a local pastor, and his credentials are not known.

 


 

BORING, A.L.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 304

Gibble list: no

 

1902    license, Allegheny Conference

1908    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1918                returned to quarterly conference license

 



BORING, EZEKIEL B.

 

Born: 1-15-1780  Baltimore County MD                   married: Catharine Moore

Died: 2-14-1861                                                          obit: [12/12/1784 – 11/16/1853]

Miller-Raker #: 127

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1825    license

1828    ordained

 

Interment: UB Cemetery, Manchester MD

Obit: Pennsylvania Conference 1862,76&78

 

1828-29                      Juniata circuit

1829-31                      appointments not listed in journal

1831-32                      presiding elder, Chambersburg & Juniata & Huntingdon circuits

1832-34                      presiding elder, Huntingdon District

1834-35                      Cumberland circuit

1835-36           Lancaster station

 

Note: Gibble’s 1951 History of the East Pennsylvania Conference, page 165, gives a brief biography.  He is the namesake of Bishop Ezekiel Boring Kephart (1834-1906).

 


 

BORTSFIELD, MATTHIAS

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 49

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1804    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1818                charter member of Muskingum Conference

 


 

BOSSLER, ETHAN ALLEN G.

 

Born: 4-12-1866  Middletown PA                             married: Kathryn Hemperly

Died: 7-3-1960                                                            obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1958,44

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1886    quarterly conference license, Royalton

1888    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1890    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Paxtang Mausoleum, Harrisburg PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1960,57

 

1890-93           Oberlin

1893-07           Lancaster Covenant

1907-13           Steelton

1913-17           Harrisburg State Street

1917-18           retired

1918-21           Middletown

1921                retired

 


BOSTON, ARTHUR A.

 

Born: 12-17-1922                                                        married:

Died: 9-3-2005                                                            obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1949    license, recommended by Philadelphia Second

1952    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1950-52           Laura OH Congregational Christian

1952-57           Lebanon Bethany

1957                granted “certificate of recommendation” to the Southwestern Association of the Ohio Conference of the United Church of Christ

 



BOUGHTER, CHARLES EDWIN

 

Born: 2-10-1868  Lebanon County PA                      married: Clara Fritz

Died: 12-4-1922                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1891    license, East German Conference

1894    ordained, East German Conference

 

Interment: Charles Evans Cemetery, Reading PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1923,15

 

1893-95           Paxinos circuit

1895-96           Susquehanna circuit

1896-99           Cressona circuit

1899-01           West Lebanon circuit

1901                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1901-03           Intercourse

1903-10           Ephrata

1910-15           Oberlin Neidig Memorial

1915-16           Harrisburg First

1916-20           Reading Zion

1920-22           Lykens

 

Note: Charles E. Boughter is an uncle to Harvey D. Boughter.

 



BOUGHTER, HARVEY DIXON

 

Born: 9-17-1870  Fredericksburg PA             married: Emma Elizabeth Daub

Died: 5-23-1940  Decatur IL                                      obit: 1949,35

Miller-Raker #: 664

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1900    ordained, Churches of God

 

Interment: Fredericksburg PA

Obit: 1940,33

 

                        Upper Sandusky OH

                        Martinsburg PA

                        Altoona PA

                        Chambersburg PA

                        Decatur IL

1922                transfer to UB Church, Oregon Conference

1922-26           president, Philomath College

1926-30           Greenmount

1930                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference

1930-31           Greenmount

1931-34           Chewsville

1934-36           Fayetteville

1936-40           Dover

 

Note: Harvey D. Boughter is a nephew to Charles E. Boughter.

 



BOUGHTER, JOHN W.

 

Born: 6-10-1837  Lancaster County PA                     married: Mary Simmons

Died: 5-24-1914                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1870    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1881    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Stoverdale Cemetery, Stoverdale PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1914,33

 

1868-69           Union Deposit circuit

1870-76          

1876-77           Lebanon circuit

1877-79

1879-81           Susquehanna circuit

1881-82           Valley View circuit

1882-84           Middleburg circuit

1884-84           Freeburg circuit

1885-87           Fishburn circuit

1887-89           apparently w/o appointment

1889-90           Lancaster circuit, East Pennsylvania Conference (see 1890,18)

1890                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1890-92           Lititz circuit

1892-93           Ruhl’s station

1893-95           Chestnut Grove circuit

1895-96           Royalton

1896-97           Lebanon circuit (English)

 


 

BOUGHTER, S.B.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1897-98           Middleburg circuit

 

Note: S.B. Boughter was a quarterly conference pastor in the East German Conference (see 1898,18).

 


 

BOVEY, DANIEL R.

 

Born: 5-25-1827  Washington County MD                married: Mary Ann Cost [12/29/1851]

Died: 12-5-1897                                                          obit: [9/21/1796 – 1/25/1886]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

Interment: Keedysville MD

Obit:

 

1893-1894              Marion circuit, member of Virginia Conference

 

Note: UB Yearbooks for 1893,1894 list Daniel R. Bovey in the Virginia, Maryland conferences – no other references.  Our journal indicates he served the entire year (Feb-Feb), but he is also the pastor of record for Mar-Sep 1893 of Williamsport MD station in the Maryland Conference.  He is the son of Adam I. Bovey (1797-1879: Virginia Conference) and a brother to Jacob A. Bovey (1824-1859: Virginia Conference) and Henry A. Bovey (1831-1919: Virginia, Central Ohio, Miami Conferences). He is an uncle to Michael Stine Bovey (1858-1935: California Conference), son of Henry.  He did not enter the ministry until he was 50 years old and apparently served as a local pastor, for there is no formal record of him in the Virginia Conference.

 


 

BOWERMASTER, JOHN RICHARD

 

Born: 10-8-1879                                                                      married: Amelia Mohr

Died: 2-7-1963                                                                        obit: [d. 1953]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1900    quarterly conference license, Paradise St. John’s

1904    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1911    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1963,62

 

1904-06           Middleburg, Allegheny Conference

1906-07           Liverpool, Allegheny Conference

1908-18           Lancaster Laurel Street mission, under conference supervision

                        1909-10  Centerville

1918-50           Lancaster Laurel Street mission, as an independent work

1950                retired

 


 

BOWERS, CHRISTIAN FREDERICK

 

Born:                                                                           married: Barbara E. Rider

Died: 12-19-1907                                                        obit: Iowa Conference 1901,28

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 61

Gibble list: no

 

1844    license, Allegheny Conference

1847    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Iowa Conference 1908,42

 

1846-47           Bellefonte

1847-48           Washington

1848-50           Clearfield

1850-52           Schellsburg

1852                transfer to Iowa Conference

 



BOWERS, HERBERT HARVEY

 

Born: 3-26-1913                                                          married:

Died: 4-9-1981                                                            obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1933    quarterly conference license, Rockville

1940     license, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1943-46           Northampton

1946-47           Hummelstown circuit

1947-48           Philadelphia Burholme

1948-49           Mount Carmel

1949-52           living in Halifax

1952-54           Royalton

1954-57           living in Halifax

1957-69           living in Harrisburg

1969                no longer listed

 

Note: Herbert H. Bowers is the son of Walter G. Bowers.

 



BOWERS, THEODORE R.

 

Born:                                                                           10-24-1904married:

Died:                                                               obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gilbble list: no

 

1831    license

1834    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1944-53         Three Springs

 

Note: Theodore Bowers served as a local pastor.



BOWERS, WALTER GEORGE

 

Born: 2-3-1890  Rockville PA                                    married: Katie Heilman

Died: 3-2-1982                                                            obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1955,35

Miller-Raker #: no                                                       married2: Bessie Clara Shanaman Kreps

Fulton #: no                                                                 obit2: 1972, 402

Gibble list: yes

 

1926    quarterly conference license, Harrisburg Sixth Street

1932    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Hill Church Cemetery, Cleona PA

Obit: Eastern Pennsylvania Conference 1982,269

 

1926-46           Rockville

1947-58           Halifax

1958-62           Allentown Grace

1962                retired

 

Note:  Walter G. Bowers is the father of Herbert H. Bowers.  Officially, Walter G. Bowers was “referred” in 1938 and re-admitted in 1950; during those years he appears in the category “others employed by the conference.”  After 1970 he lived in the Harrisburg area and should be a member of the Central Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church; the memoir of his second wife appears in that journal, but he is never listed in any category.

 


 

BOWLUS [see BAULUS]

 


 

BOWMAN, EDWARD STAUFFER

 

Born: 1866                                                                  married: Louella Funk (10/30/1890)

Died: 8-19-1940  Lebanon PA                                   obit: b. [11/16/1869 - 1936]

Miller-Raker #: 442

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes [EDWIN S. BOWMAN]

 

1889    license

1892    ordained         

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1885-90           Lebanon Valley College

1890-91           ?

1891-94           Greencastle

1894-00           Mechanicsburg

1900-03           Harrisburg Otterbein

1903                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1903-08           Harrisburg Otterbein

1908-09           living in Princeton NJ

1909-10           living in Dayton OH

1910                transfer to Miami Conference

1910-11           ?

1911                "transfer" to Presbyterian Church

1911-37           Emmanuel Presbyterian Church

1937                retired

 

Note:  The conference journals consistently refer to him erroneously as “Edwin S. Bowman”.  He is listed as an 1890 graduate of LVC “from Boonsboro MD”, but also as being on faculty 1885-1890 in bookkeeping & penmanship.   He authored at least one book, The Bible Doctrine of Devotion.  A 1929 anniversary booklet in the Harrisburg Otterbein file gives his picture and refers to him as Edward S. Bowman, DD of Philadelphia.  His relationship to other Bowmans on the LVC faculty in the 1880’s and 1890’s is not known.  Mrs. Funk is the daughter of Erasmus P. Funk.

 


 

BOWMAN, PETER A.

 

Born: 4-6-1839  Dauphin PA                          married: Mary A. Espenshade

Died: 9-25-1910  Harrisburg PA                                obit: 1926,13

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1873    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1878    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Ephrata PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1910,43

 

1872-73           Highspire circuit

                        Grantville circuit

1875-77           Schuylkill Haven

1877-79           Spring Garden [Florin]

1879-82           Manheim circuit

1882-84           Ephrata

1884-87           Boiling Springs, Central Pennsylvania Conference

1887-88           Dillsburg, Central Pennsylvania Conference

1888-89           Intercourse circuit

1889                Hummelstown circuit (Feb-Oct)

1889-91           Union Deposit circuit

1891-94           chaplain, Dauphin County Almshouse

                             1892  Fishburn circuit (Jun-Oct)]

1894-95           Royalton

1895-99           Fishburn circuit

1899                Grantville circuit, did not finish

1899-01           Lititz

1901-03           Manheim

1903-05           Elizabethville

1905                retired 

                              1907        Harrisburg Sixth Street (Feb-Oct)

                              1909-10   Hillsdale circuit

 


 

BOYER, HARRY THEODORE

 

Born: 1-28-1870                                                          married: Lulu Kunkle

Died: 8-26-1939                                                          obit: 1961,47

Miller-Raker #: 463

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1892    quarterly conference license, Duncannon

1896    license

1899    ordained

 

Interment: Carlisle

Obit: 1939,42

 

1897-01           Dover

1901-07           York circuit

1907-15           Shermansdale

1915-24           Oakville

1924-37           Enola

1937                retired

 


 

BOYER, JOHN NEELY

 

Born: 10-12-1900  Johnstown PA                              married: Estella Shank

Died: 7-12-1953                                                          obit: Western Pennslyvania Conference 1954,22

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 475

Gibble list: no

 

1922    quarterly conference license

1923    license, Allegheny Conference

1930    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 1954,22

 

1928                Connellsville (summer)

1930-32           East Pittsburgh

1932-37           Johnstown Barron Avenue

1937-40           Altoona First

1940-45           Westerville OH

1945-53           faculty, Otterbein College in Westerville OH

 

Note: J. Neely Boyer also served as the mayor of Westerville OH.  He and his wife were killed in a plane crash while returning from visiting their daughter in Guam.

 



BOYER, RALPH EUGENE

 

Born: 7-7-1889                                                            married: Anna E. Hatton

Died: 5-6-1965                                                            obit:

Miller-Raker #: 612

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1919    quarterly conference license, York Fourth

1921    license, recommended by York Fourth

1926    ordained

 

Interment: Mt. Rose Cemetery, York PA

Obit: in the biographical files at the conference archives

 

1921                Baltimore Otterbein Memorial (Apr-Oct)

1921-25           Carlisle circuit

1925-27           Springet

1927-35           Baltimore Scott Street

1935                withdrew 1935,34

 

Note: Following a summer-long tent campaign in 1935, Ralph E. Boyer moved to York and founded the York Gospel Center.  He is the father of singer-evangelist Dave Boyer.

 


 

BOYER, WILLIAM H.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1899    license, East German Conference: recommended by Middleburg

1902    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1898-01           Middleburg circuit

1901                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1901-03           Jonestown circuit

1903-05           Jonestown

1905-07           Intercourse

1907-11           Williamstown

1911-12           on leave, living in Williamstown

1912                expelled

 


 

BRADFORD, J.T.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 368

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1872    license

1872    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1871-71           West Fairview circuit

1872-73           York Springs circuit

1875                withdrew irregularly 1875,5

 


 

BRADLEY, WALTER H.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1926    exhorter’s license, Methodist Episcopal Church

1926    local preacher’s license, Methodist Episcopal Church

1926    local preacher’s license, Church of the Nazarene

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1926-28           evangelist

?                      “transfer” to Erie Conference of the United Brethren Church

1933-35           Sartwell Creek

1935-38           Sweden Valley           

 

Note: Limited biographical material on Walter H. Bradley is available in the biographical files and the Sartwell Creek closed church file.  He served in the Erie Conference as a supply pastor.


 

BRANDAUER, FREDERICK PAUL

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1954    1icense, East Pennsylvania Conference: recommended by Annville

1958    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1954-55           student, Lebanon Valley College

                        1954         Brunnerville (3 months)

                        1954-55  assistant, Elizabethville

1955-58           student, United Theological Seminary in Dayton OH

1958-59           Elizabethville

1959-72           missionary, Hong Kong

1972-73           lecturer, Stanford University

1973-79           faculty, University of Washington

1979                transfer to Pacific Northwest Conference

 

Note: Frederick P. Brandauer is the son of Evangelical/EUB/UM missionary Frederick W. Brandauer (1904-1986) of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference.

 



BRANDT, DAVID DICKSON

 

Born: 9-22-1878  near Newville PA                           married: Emma Frances Engle

Died: 4-15-1979  Mechanicsburg PA                         obit: (10-11-1884 to Apr 1974)

Miller-Raker #: 513

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1901    quarterly conference license, Shippensburg Messiah

1903    license, recommended by Big Spring charge

1906    ordained

 

Interment: Mechanicsburg Cemetery, Mechanicsburg PA

Obit: 1979,330

 

1901-04           student, Lebanon Valley College

1904-07           student, Union Seminary Dayton OH

                             1906  Riverside CA (summer)

                             1907  Beloit WI (summer)

1907-10           Shenandoah Collegiate Institute, Dayton VA

1910-11           principal, Derry township high school (Dauphin County PA)

1911                                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference 1911,50

1911-13           Schuylkill Haven

1913-16           Reading Zion

1916                transfer to Virginia Conference

1916-21           Dayton VA

1921                                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference

1921-59           local/supply

                            1921-44  teacher/principal, Mechanicsburg high school (Cumberland County PA)

                            1944-67  justice of the peace, Hampden township

1959                retired

 

Note: Mrs. Brandt earned an A.B. and A.M. from Lebanon Valley College in 1905 and 1906, and a B.D. from Bonebrake [United] Seminary in 1907.  Apparently, she never pursued a ministerial license.

 


 

BRANDT, SAMUEL

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 80

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1815    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 


 

BRANE, COMMODORE I.B.

 

Born: 12-25-1848  Frederick MD                               married: Clara M. Harp

Died: 4-7-1920  Dayton OH                                       obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1923,17

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1873    license, Virginia Conference

1876    ordained, Virginia Conference

 

Interment: Benevola MD

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1920,54

 

1872-73           Potomac mission

1873-74           New Germany

1874-76           Mechanicstown MD

1876-78           ?

1878-79           Rockbridge

1879-82           ?

1882-85           located due to ill health, Washington DC

1883                 Newville, Pennsylvania Conference: completed part-year vacancy

1885-86           presiding elder, Shenandoah District

1886-87           Hagerstown MD

1887                transfer to Maryland Conference

1887-90           Hagerstown MD

1890-93           Washington DC

1893-94           general secretary, Church Erection

1894-96           Pequa, East Pennsylvania Conference

1896                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1896-06           Lebanon Trinity

1906-09           Reading Otterbein

1909-17           associate editor, Religious Telescope

 

Note: Dr. Brane (along with Daniel Eberly and Isaiah H. Albright) is one of the authors of the 1911 Landmark History of the United Brethren Church.  Funkhouser’s 1921 History of the Virginia Conference, page 156, gives a brief biography.  C.I.B. Brane is the father of Jessie Brane Rupp, wife of S. Edwin Rupp.  Mrs. Brane is the daughter of Joshua Harp.

 


 

BRASHEAR, THEODORE F,

 

Born: 3-5-1825                                                            married:

Died: 4-18-1888  Nebraska                                         obit:

Miller-Raker #: 332

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1849    license, Virginia Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: UB Yearbook 1889,28

 

1849-50           South Branch

1850-52           Buckhannon

1852-53           Highland mission

1853-54           Rockingham

1854-55           appointments not listed

1855-56           Myersville

1856-57           Lacey Springs

1857-59           Rockingham

1859-61           Churchville

1861-62           Woodstock

1862                Bethany mission (Pennsylvania Conference), completed part-year vacancy

1862-63           presiding elder, Southern Section

1863                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference

1863-65           Manchester circuit

1865                transfer to any conference he wishes to join, 1865,102

                        Rock River Conference (IL)

                        Iowa Conference

                        Elkhorn Conference (Dakota Territory & northern Nebraska)

 

Note: Funkhouser’s 1921 History of the Virginia Conference, page 157, gives a brief biography.  This surname is also rendered BRASHIER.

 


 

BRATTEN, JAMES H.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 290, 320

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1848    license

1851    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1851-54           attends conference and serves on committees

1854-60           not listed in any category

1860                joined conference as “an elder in the Methodist Episcopal Church”

1860-61           Perry circuit

1861-62           no assignment

1861                                withdrew

 

Note: The Chronicle 1996, page 90, gives a brief biography.

 


 

BRAZER, JACOB

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died: 1822/3                                                               obit:

Miller-Raker #: 88

Fulton #:

Gibble list: yes

 

1817    license

 

Interment: Chambersburg PA

Obit: 1823,19

 

Note: This surname is also rendered BRAEZER.  Weaver’s 1908 Minutes of the 1819-24 Conferences, page 45, gives a brief biography.

 


 

BRENEMAN, BENJAMIN MILLER

 

Born: 11-24-1859  near Mount Joy PA                      married: Jennie K. Smith

Died: 5-7-1940                                                            obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1900    quarterly conference license, Mount Joy Circuit of the East Pennsylvania Conference

1901    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1909    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Silver Spring Cemetery, Lancaster County PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1940,14

 

1900-01           Marietta circuit

1901-04           Centerville

1904-07           Harrisburg circuit

1907-13           Paradise [Hopeland]

1913-20           Refton and West Willow

1920-32           Denver

1932                retired

 


 

BRENNEMAN, CURVIN ELMER

 

Born: 7-?-1887  York PA                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 570

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1910    quarterly conference license from Windsor  1910,36

1911    license, recommended by Windsor

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1910-11                      Jefferson

1912                Horse Valley, 7/7-8/25

1912-17                      local, living in Windsor

1917-21           local, living in Annville

1921                dropped: reported to have joined another denomination 1921,34

 

Note: The 1917 LVC yearbook, page 43, lists “Cervin E. Brennaman” of Freemont MI.  The 1947 LVC Alumni Register lists “Curwin Elmer Brenneman” as a 1915 graduate, address unknown.  There is a Rev. Curvin E. Brenneman in the Roberts Centennial Book of St. Croix County WI.

 


 

BRESSLER, ELIAS DAUB

 

Born: 11-17-1897                                                        married: Sadie S. Crawford

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1922    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1921-25           student, Lebanon Valley College

                        1921-22  Rocherty

                        1923-24  Sinking Spring

1927                transfer to ?

1932                graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary

1947                pastor of The Open Bible Testimony, Denver PA

 


 

BRETH, HERBERT ADAM

 

Born: 5-16-1869  Clearfield County PA                    married: Rachel Perks

Died: 1950                                                                  obit: [3/8/1875 – 1949]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 300

Gibble list: no

 

1901    license, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Mock's Hill Cemetery in Boggs township, Clearfield County PA

Obit:

 

1899-01           Lickingville (resigned & appointed to West Decatur soon after 1901 conference)

1901-03           West Decatur

1903-04           Path Valley

1904                honorable discharge

1904                supply pastor, Erie Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

1904-05           Putneyville, Armstrong County

1905-06           Hawthorn, Clarion County                

1907-08           Arroyo, Elk County

 


 

BREWBAKER, CHARLES WARREN

 

Born: 10-18-1869  State Line PA                               married: Nellie Maude Snoke

Died: 5-11-1961  Dayton OH                                     obit: 1960,49

Miller-Raker #: 527

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1888    quarterly conference license, Middleburg [State Line]

1890    license, Iowa Conference

1893    ordained, Iowa Conference

 

Interment: Memorial Park Cemetery, Dayton OH

Obit: 1961,43

 

1888-90           student, Buckhannon Academy at Buckhannon WV

1890-92           student, Western College at Toledo IA

1892-93           medical rest & supply pastor

1893-96           student, Union Seminary at Dayton OH

1896                transfer to Maryland Conference

1896-98                      Hagerstown

1898-99                      Canton OH (East Ohio Conference)

1899                transfer to East Ohio Conference

1899-04           Canton OH

1904                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference, page 32

1904-11           Chambersburg First

1911-12                      First Church of Christ, New Haven CT

1912-13           Baltimore Fourth

1913-29           general secretary, Sunday School & Brotherhood Work

1929-33           general secretary, Evangelism

1933-39           Dayton Fairview (Miami Conference)

1939                retired

 

Note: Miller’s 1968 History of Pennsylvania Conference, page 395, gives a brief biography.  Dr. Brewbaker is the author of several books on the conference authors’ shelves.  Mrs. Brewbaker is a niece of Jacob H. Snoke.

 


 

BREWER, JACOB

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

?          license

?          ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1848                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1848-50           Northumberland mission

1850-52           New Holland

1852-53           Dauphin circuit

1853-54           Hummelstown circuit

1854-57

1857-58           Highspire circuit

1858-59           Lancaster circuit

1859-61           New Holland

1861-63           Reading Zion

1863-65           Susquehanna circuit

1886                name erased

 


 

BRICKER, M.L.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1880-81           Mercersburg: see 1881,4

 


 

BRICKLEY, GEORGE A.

 

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

Died: 8-26-1895  York PA                                         obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

Interment: Prospet Hill Cemetery, York PA

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

 

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. Brinkley is the youngest son of Rev. Dr. George Brickley (1806-1889) who was a preacher with the Evangelical Association before locating in 1846 to practice medicine.  George A. was a member of York Grace United Evangelical Church at the time of his death.

 


 

BRIDIGUM, JOSEPH H.

 

Born:  1890                                                                 married: Agnes Hummel

Died: 7-23-1956                                                          obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 1959,30

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 397

Gibble list: no

 

1910    quarterly conference license

1912    license, Allegheny Conference

1913    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Western Pennslyvania Conference 1957,30

 

1912-13           Connellsville (beginning 6/1/1913)

1913-14           Coalport

1914-18           Altoona Third (ending 4/1/1918)

1918-19           Portage (beginning 4/1/1918)

1919-23           Philipsburg

1923-28           Connellsville

1928-33           Mount Pleasant

1933-34           Altoona Garden Heights

1934-40           Braddock

1940-45           conference evangelist

1945-49           Punxsutawney

                             1948-49  Albion Heights

1949                retired



 

BRIGGS, T.M.

 

Born:                                                                                                  married:

Died:                                                                                                  obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no          

Gibble list: no       

 

license

ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1896-97  Mount Union

1902-03  Byromtown, Erie Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

 

Note:  T.M. Briggs served in the Allegheny Conference under “others employed in the conference.”  His service in the Erie Conference of the Methodist Church was as a supply.  Nothing more is known about this person.


 

BRISBANE, EZRA DOUGHERTY

 

Born: 12-21-1796  Centre County PA                        married: Margaret Packer [4/11/1816]

Died: 9-15-1875                                                          obit: [6/14/1797 – 10/23/1868]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 41

Gibble list: no

 

1841    license, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Boalsburg PA

Obit:

 

1845                withdrew

 

Note: Ezra D. Brisbane never received an appointment.  This surname is also rendered BRISBIN.

 



BRITCHER, JOHN CLAYTON

 

Born: 7-25-1934                                                          married: Kim _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 773

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1959    license, recommended by York Fifth

1964    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1959-60                      Gardners-Mt. Victory

1960-61                      Shermansdale

1961-64                      student, United Theological Seminary Dayton OH

                            1962                 Sulpher Grove EUB, OH

                            1964-64  Morning Sun United Presbyterian, OH

1964-67                      Williamsport MD

1967-84           US Army Chaplain

1984                retired

 


 

BROOKS, OLIVER R.

 

Born: 2-24-1887  West Willow PA                            married: Mary S. Brenneman

Died: 10-21-1951                                                        obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1911    quarterly conference license, West Willow

1912    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1927    re-license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1930    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Boehm’s Cemetery, Willow Street PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1952,22

 

1912-13           Jonestown

1913-17           Centerville

1917-18           Jonestown (resigned Oct 1917, see 1918,6)

1918-20          

1920                referred

1929-39           Manheim

1939-45           Denver

1946-51           Lebanon Ebenezer

 


 

BROWN, ALAN S.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1960    1icense, East Pennsylvania Conference, recommended by Harrisburg 29th Street

1964    ordained, Eastern Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1964-87           assistant, Lancaster Otterbein

1987-99           Grove

 



BROWN, GEORGE

 

Born: Cumberland [now Perry] County PA               married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 81

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1815    license

1820    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

Note: Weaver’s 1908 Minutes of the 1819-24 Conferences, page 45, gives a brief biography. This is believed to be the Rev. George Brown who was a brother of Peter Brown, father of Bishop William Brown.

 



BROWN, GEORGE AMBERSON

 

Born: 6-10-1895                                                          married: Alice May Bixler

Died: 2-6-1960                                                            obit: 1974,435

Miller-Raker #: 638

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1924    quarterly conference license, Waynesboro

1925    license, recommended by Waynesboro

1928    ordained

 

Interment: Greenmount MD

Obit: 1960,45

 

1925                Mt. Tabor-Williamsport MD, Apr to Oct

1925-29           Taneytown MD

1929-33           Newburg

1933-43           Winterstown

1943-46           Enola

1946-53           Greencastle

1953-60           Frederick MD

 


 

BROWN, HENRY

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 310

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1856    license

1869    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1856-58           York circuit

1858-61           Manchester circuit

1861-63           York circuit

1863-66           Perry circuit

1866-68           ?

1868-69           Ickesburg mission

1869-70                      ?

1870-72           Carlisle

1872-74           West Fairview circuit (did not finish the second year)

1874                dismissed

 


 

BROWN, JACOB F.

 

Born: 8-3-1876  Lampeter PA                                    married:

Died: 5-6-1934  Sunbury PA                                      obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1911    license, East Pennsylvania Conference: recommended by Shamokin circuit

1917    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Paradise PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1934,13

 

1910-16           Shamokin circuit

1916-19           Shamokin Second

1919-34           Sunbury

 


 

BROWN, JOHN [PA]

 

Born: 10-20-1800  Cumberland [Perry] County PA   married: Jemima _____

Died: 12-23-1884  Hoopeston IL                               obit:

Miller-Raker #: 94                                                       married2: Huldah _____

Fulton #: no                                                                 obit2:

Gibble list: yes

 

1820    license

1821    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1820-21                      Juniata circuit

1821-24           [records incomplete]

1824-27           York circuit

 

Note: John Brown [PA] is a brother to Bishop William Brown, on whose page is more family information.  He apparently migrated westward sometime during or prior to 1845, living successively in Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois.


 

BROWN, JOHN [VA]

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 92

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1819    license

1821    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 


 

BROWN, WILLIAM

 

Born: 7-9-1796  Cumberland [Perry] County PA       married: Sallie Koch

Died: 5-11-1868  Benton County, IN                        obit: [1796 – 4/29/1873]

Miller-Raker #: 84

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1816    license

1819    ordained

 

Interment: Pond Grove Cemetery, Otterbein IN

Obit:

 

1817-18           Hagerstown circuit

1818-20           Virginia circuit

1820-21           Hagerstown circuit

1821-23           appointments not listed

1823-24           presiding elder, circuits unspecified

1824-25           appointments not listed

1825-28           Baltimore

1828-29           presiding elder, circuits unspecified

1829-31                      appointments not listed

1831-32           presiding elder for eastern & southern circuits

1832-33           presiding elder, Carlisle District

1833-37           bishop

                            1834-35  Lancaster station, in conjunction with being bishop

1837                moved to Indiana

1838                transfer to Wabash Conference

 

Note: Koontz’ 1950 The Bishops: Church of the United Brethren in Christ, page 201, gives a biography of Bishop Brown.  Bishop William Brown is a brother to John Brown [PA] and is the father of Rev. William Otterbein Brown (Wabash Conference), and one of his daughters married Peter Whitesel.  In addition, his brothers Simon (1804-1874) and David (1813-1875) and numerous nephews were also UB preachers.  His father Peter Brown (1770-1848) served as a local pastor.  There is a folder on William Brown in the biographical files.  This name is also rendered Wilhelm Braun.  Weaver’s 1908 Minutes of the 1819-24 Conferences, page 46, also gives a brief biography.

 


 

BRUBAKER, URIAH B.

 

Born: 3-28-1872  Lancaster County PA                     married: Martha Roloston

Died: 10-10-1957                                                        obit: Kansas Conference 1923,37

Miller-Raker #: no                                                       married2: Mrs. Estela Ankeny Long

Fulton #: 282                                                               obit2: [d. 9/5/1950]

Gibble list: no

 

1896    quarterly conference license, Manheim

1897    license, Allegheny Conference

1909    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Erie Conference 1958,41

 

1896-97           Dunlo (beginning 1/1/1897)

1897-99           Punxsutawney Woodland Avenue

1899-04           student, Otterbein College in Westerville OH

1904-07           Huntingdon (beginning 4/1/1904)

1907-11           East Pittsburgh

1911-14           student, Bonebrake [United] Theological Seminary in Dayton OH

1914                transfer to Miami Conference

1914-16           Dayton High Street

1916                transfer to Kansas Conference

1916-19           Iola

1919-21           Salina

1921-24           Attica

1924-25           field work, Bonebrake Seminary

1925-26           assistant editor, Sunday School (ending 1/1/1926)

1926                transfer to Erie Conference

1926-30           Warren Bethel (beginning 1/1/1926)

1930-33           Jamestown NY Grace

1933-40           Clarence Center

1940                retired

 



BRYDIA, ELLIS MYERS

 

Born: 6-5-1909                                                                                    married: Thelma Morgan

Died: 3-31-1977                                                                                  obit:

Miller-Raker #: 749

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1955    license

 

Interment: Rolling Green Memorial Park, Camp Hill

Obit:

 

1955-56           living in Philadelphia

1956                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1956-57                      Tremont-Barry

1957-58                      Cressona

1958                                 withdrew: East Pennsylvania 1958,81

 

Note: Rev. Brydia felt called to the ministry as a student at Penn State but failed to respond.  This bothered him, and he finally responded while working as an engineer at Frankford Arsenal and attending Third EUB in Philadelphia.  He left the ministry because of poor health.  In 2002 Thelma M. Brydia was living at 3003 Brisban Street, Harrisburg PA 17111, and attending Charlton UM.

 


 

BUCH, OSCAR KIEHL

 

Born: 9-15-1889                                                          married: Clara Hahn

Died: 3-11-1972                                                          obit: East Pennsylvania 1957,48

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1925    quarterly conference license, Manheim Salem

1950    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Fairview Cemetery, Manheim PA

Obit: [Eastern Pennsylvania Conference 1972,337]

 

1925-26           Silver Spring Salem

1927-34           Rocherty

1941-43           Brunnerville

1945-55           Newton-Mt. Gretna

1955-60           Mt. Gretna

1960-61           Williamstown

1961                retired

1969                no longer listed

 



BUCHART, LAWRENCE EDWARD

 

Born: 12-11-1904                                                        married: Anna Evelyn Petroff

Died: 12-21-1968  San Diego CA                              obit: conference archives biographical files

Miller-Raker #: 647

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1924    quarterly conference license, Yoe

1926    license, recommended by Yoe

 

Interment: Yoe PA

Obit: conference archives biographical files

 

1926-28           Shepherdstown

1928-29           assistant administrator, Quincy Orphanage

1929-30                      living in Wormleysburg

1930                withdrew

 


 

BUDDINGER, DAVID DANIEL

 

Born: 8-3-1876  Wisconsin IA                                                            married: Minnie V. Noll

Died: 2-3-1921  Lebanon PA                                                             obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1895    license, East German Conference

1899    ordained, East German Conference

 

Interment: Gravel Hill Cemetery, Palmyra PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1921,64

 

1895-97           Middleburg circuit

1897-99           Pine Grove circuit

1899-00           Ebenezer station

1900-01           Sinking Spring

1901                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1901-06           Bellegrove circuit

1906-12           Lebanon Bethany

1912-20           Reading Salem

1920-21           Lebanon Hebron

 

Note: Mrs. Buddinger is the daughter of Simon Noll.

 


 

BUELL, JOHN SPEER

 

Born: 9-13-1838  Ligonier Valley PA                                    married: Susan C. Brant

Died: 3-18-1891                                                                      obit: Allegheny Conference 1928,64

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 159

Gibble list: no

 

1873    license, Allegheny Conference

1876    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Valley Cemetery, Ligonier PA

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1891,36

 

1874-75           Ligonier

1875-76           Susquehanna

1876-79           Castleman

1879-81           Springfield

1881-83           Madison

1883-84           no appointment

1884-85           Mahoning (resigned before reporting)

1885-86           Bigler

1886-89           Cambria

1889-90           Coalport

1890-91           Somerset

 

Note: For reasons that have not been reported, John S. Buell appears not to have served under appointment 1883-85.  He appears to have maintained a regular family residence in Ligonier, even though some of his appointments were some distance away.


 

BUFFINGTON, HENRY A.

 

Born: 6-20-1863  Pillow PA                                       married: Agnes L. Ressler [9/28/1886]

Died: 1-5-1952                                                            obit: [11/24/1864 – 1961]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 240

Gibble list: yes

 

1884    quarterly conference license

1885    license, East German Conference

1889    ordained, East German Conference

 

Interment: Maple Grove Cemetery, Elizabethville PA

Obit: [Western Pennsylvania Conference 1952,18]

 

1884-86           Lebanon Glossbrenner

1886-88           Tamaqua circuit

1888-89           Altoona Second, Allegheny Conference

1889                transfer to Allegheny Conference

1889-91           New Florence

1891-93           Cambria

1893-95           Jenner Cross Roads

1895-98           Walnut Grove

1898-01           student, Bonebrake Seminary in Dayton OH

1901-03           Conemaugh

1903-05           Windber

1905-06           Hollsopple

1906-10           Coalport

1910-11           Huntingdon

1911-15           Somerset

1915-16           Latrobe

1916-19           Philipsburg

1919-21           Pitcairn

1921-24           Altoona Third

1924-26           Johnstown Westmont

1926-27           Wilmore

1927-29           Madison

1929-34           Conemaugh

1934-36           New Florence

1936                retired

 

Note:  Henry A. and Agnes Buffington retired to Pillow Pa.  Following Rev. Buffington’s death in 1952, Mrs. Buffington moved to West Carrollton OH.  Their deaths are reported in the Pottsville Republican on 1/9/1952 (page 18) and 4/1/1961 (page 14).

 


 

BUHAN, GEORGE ELWOOD

 

Born: 2-5-1876  Kantner PA                                      married: Flora Williamson

Died: 6-5-1948  Braddock PA                                   obit: Pittsburgh Conference (M) 1948, 165

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 414

Gibble list: no

 

1911    quarterly conference license

1915    license, Allegheny Conference

1919    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Pittsburgh Conference (M) 1948,162

 

1913-14           Claysville

1914-16           Arona/Middletown

1916-18           Fairmount

1918-19           Wilmore/South Fork

1919-22           Rockwood

1922                transfer to Pittsburgh Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

1922-24           Glassport

1924-27           Vanderbilt

1927-28           Fayette City

1928-31           Mount Pleasant

1931-32           Somerset

1932-35           Fredericktown

1935-38           Centerville/Taylor

1938-40           Murraysville

1940-44           Dayton/Smicksburg

1944-45           Circleville

1945-47           Redstone

1947-48           Dunbar Franklin Memorial

 


 

BUNGARD, BENJAMIN FINKLE

 

Born: 6-12-1882  Indian Head PA                             married: Christine H. Muir

Died: 5-24-1875                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 368

Gibble list: no

 

1908    quarterly conference license

1909    license, Allegheny Conference

1915    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: St. John's Cemetery, Somerset PA

Obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 1975,300

 

1912-15           Monessen

1915-18           Herminie

1918-19           Trafford

1919-22           Portage

1922-31           Altoona First

1931-38           Johnstown Park Avenue

1938-49           Somerset

1949-54           Mount Pleasant

1954                retired

                             Listie Lutheran Church

                             Berlin United Church of Christ

                             Stoystown St. Paul's United Church of Christ

 

Note: Benjamin F. Bungard is the father of William S. Bungard and of Barbara Bungard Reed, wife of Allen W. Reed (1921-1971) of the Western Pennsylvania Conference

 


 

BUNGARD, WILLIAM S.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1933   license, Allegheny Conference: recommended by Johnstown Park Avenue

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

Note: William S. Bungard is the son of Benjamin S. Bungard.

 



BA         

 

Born:                                                                                                  married:

Died:                                                                                                  obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #:

Gibble list: no

 

license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 


 

BURD, J.W.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 307

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1855    license

1859    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1855-56           York circuit

1856-58           Path Valley circuit

1858-61           Carlisle circuit

1861-63           Rocky Spring station

1863-66           presiding elder, Chambersburg District (did not finish last year)

1868                transfer to Rock River Conference



 

BURGESS, HAROLD R.

 

Born: 2-8-1917                                                            married: Lynell Mae _____

Died: 8-16-2007                                                          obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 2006,376

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1940    license, Baptist Church

1941    ordained, Baptist Church

 

Interment: Forest Lawn Cemetery, Johnstown PA

Obit:

 

                        Butler Hill Baptist

                        Troupsburg NY Baptist

                        East Bethany NY Presbyterian

1948-49           Rochester Mills, Allegheny Conference of EUB Church

1949                transfer to Allegheny Conference of EUB Church

1949-50           Monessen

1950-53           Dunlevy

1953-58           Altoona Wehnwood

1958-63           Johnstown Westmont (ending 12/1963)

1963-67           Johnstown Belmont (beginning 12/1963)

1967-70           director, Stewardship Education and Capital Fund Service

1970-75           Franklin Christ

1975-78           director, Care & Share Program

1978-80           Connellsville Wesley

1980                retired

                             1981-86  associate, Johnstown First

                             1988-90  associate, Shawnee



 

BURGESS, TIMOTHY W.

 

Born: 2-15-1854  Pittsburgh PA                                 married: Lulu Mary Long

Died: 8-12-1945                                                          obit: Allegheny Conference 1949,72

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 217

Gibble list: no

 

1882    quarterly conference license

1886    license, Allegheny Conference

1890    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: St. Clair Cemetery, Greensburg PA

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1945,61

 

1886-87           Allegheny

1887-90           ?

1890-92           Middletown

1892-94           Connellsville

1894-97           Clatsville

1897-00           Somerset

1900-03           Johnstown Fourth [Walnut Grove]

1903-05           Pitcairn

1905-07           Herminie

1907-12           Kephart Memorial

1912-13           Wall

1913-14           Walnut Grove

1914-17           Westmoreland

1917-24           Jeannette

1924-37           Herminie

1937                retired

 



BURKEL, OSCAR ARCHER

 

Born: 11-19-1910  Jeannette PA                                married: Betty Bohse

Died: 11-20-1992                                                        obit: [4/18/1912 – 1/20/2003]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1934    quarterly conference license

1936    license, Allegheny Conference: recommended by Jeannette

1942    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: William Penn Memorial Cemetery, Forest Hills PA

Obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 1993,278

 

1936-37           Dunlevy (beginning 2/18/1937)

1937-42           Dunlevy (beginning 10/1/1937)

1942-48           Trafford

1948-63           Wall

1963-70           Wilkinsburg Christ

1970-76           Wilkinsburg Christ-Grace

1976                retired

 



BURKERT, CYRUS JACOB

 

Born: 7-7-1842  Rebersburg PA                                 married:

Died: 11-12-1905  Dayton OH                                   obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1861    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1859-60           Halifax circuit

1860-61           Union County circuit

1861-62           Lebanon Salem

1862                dropped

 

Note: Cyrus J. Burkert later became a member of the Miami Conference and served as a presiding elder.  He is believed to be a first cousin of John R. Burkert.

 



BURKERT, JOHN R.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died: 7-24-1871                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1861    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: White River Conference 1892,57

 

1864                transfer to White River Conference

 

Note: John R. Burkert is believed to be a first cousin of Cyrus J. Burkert.  Wilmore’s 1925 History of the White River Conference, page 160, lists him as transferring from the Pennsylvania Conference, but the transfer was from East Pennsylvania Conference.

 



BURKHART, DONALD SAMUEL

 

Born: 10-9-1935                                                          married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 750

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1955    license, recommended by Shiremanstown

1960    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1955-57           West Hill

1957-59           seminary student at Dayton OH

1959-61           Lemasters (first year, apparently latter part only)

1961-68                      Mont Alto

1968-69           Gettysburg

1969                withdrew

1969-80                      Easter Seals Society

1980-90                      American Cancer Society

1990                retired

 

Note:  Donald S. Burkhart’s present (2002) address is 2 Northview Rd, New Cumberland, PA 17070-2328, (717)774-3769.  He is an active member of the West Shore Evangelical Free Church.

 


 

BURKHART, ROY ABRAM

 

Born: 8-28-1895                                                          married: Hazel Shover

Died: 12-9-1962                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: 624

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1923    license, recommended by Mechanicsburg

1929    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

                        principal & football coach at Mechanicsburg High School

1923-33                      student at United Seminary & national UB Youth Director, Dayton OH

1933-35           PhD student, University of Chicago

1935-40           First Community Church (Congregational-Christian), Columbus OH

1940                withdrew to join Congregational-Christian Church: 1940,44           

 

Note: Dr. Burkhart is the author of several books, and the subject of several studies.  As pastor of the First Community Church of Columbus OH in 1946, he organized the National Council of Community Churches.

 


 

BURKHOLDER, DANIEL R.

 

Born: 5-5-1837  Cumberland County PA                   married: Susan Diller

Died: 4-6-1902                                                            obit:

Miller-Raker #: 364

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1872    license

1875    ordained

 

Interment: Hays Grove Church, Cumberland County

Obit: 1903,70

 

1872-73           Big Spring

1873-75           Perry

1875-78           Shippensburg

1878-82           Rocky Springs

1882-86           Shopp’s [Shiremanstown]

1886-89           Waynesboro

1889-90           Big Spring station

1890-92                      Rocky Springs

1891-92           Marion

1892                located, health reasons

 

Note: Holdcraft’s 1939 History of the Pennsylvania Conference, page 290, gives a brief biography.

 



BURTNER, CORNELIUS ALBERTUS

 

Born: 6-2-1852  near Keezletown VA                        married: Clara E. Light

Died: 3-5-1900  Harrisburg PA                                  obit: 1912,32

Miller-Raker #: 382

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1876    license

1879    ordained

 

Interment: Annville PA

Obit: 1900,45

 

1878-79           Duncannon

1879-81           Big Springs

1881-84           Mercersburg circuit

1884-87           York Second

1887-91           Baltimore Second

1891-94           York Second

1894-97           presiding elder, Baltimore District

1897-00           Harrisburg Otterbein

 

Note: Holdcraft’s 1939 History of the Pennsylvania Conference, page 290, gives a brief biography.  C.A. Burtner earned a PhD (not honorary) from Lebanon Valley College in 1892.  Cornelius A. Burtner is a brother of Rev. Markwood M. Burtner and a grandson of Rev. Henry Burtner.

 


 

BURTNER, EDWARD OTTERBEIN

 

Born: 3-21-1867  Enola PA                                        married: Helen Rauch

Died: 12-1-1954                                                          obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1954,27

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1893    quarterly conference license

1895    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1896    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Mt. Lebanon Cemetery, Lebanon PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1955,32

 

1893-95           student, Union Theological Seminary [United] in Dayton OH

1896-97           Freeport, Rock River Conference

1897-98           Paradise

1898-99           Philadelphia Central Mission

1899-06           Hummelstown

1906-08           Mt. Joy

1908-09           Harrisburg Otterbein

1909-10           Lykens

1910-23           Palmyra First

1923-28           Allentown Linden Street

1928-35           Steelton

1935                retired

                            1936-37  Harrisburg Derry Street (beginning Dec 1936)

 

Note: Edward O. Burtner was licensed and ordained in 1895 and 1896 by the Rock River Conference, but as a member of the East Pennsylvania Conference.  He is the father of J. Howard Burtner and is the brother of Ida May Burtner Lowery (wife of Daniel D. Lowery) and of Rev. Daniel Emory Burtner (1862-1958) of the Congregational Church.  Edward O. Burtner is the grandson of Frederick May (through his daughter Katherine).

 


 

BURTNER, HENRY

 

Born: 5-6-1800  Cumberland County PA                   married:

Died: 1-5-1857  Dayton VA                                       obit:

Miller-Raker #: 99

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1821    license

1823    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1830                                charter member of Hagerstown [Virginia] Conference

 

Note: Funkhouser’s 1921 History of the Virginia Conference, page 158, gives a brief biography.  Henry was the father of Rev. William H. Burtner (Virginia Conference), who was the father of Revs. Elmer E. Burtner (Southeast Ohio Conference), Luther O. Burtner, Newton W. Burtner and Otto W. Burtner.  Henry was also the father of Mr. Ezra Burtner, who was the father of Revs. Cornelius A. Burtner and Markwood M. Burtner.   Weaver’s 1908 Minutes of the 1819-24 Conferences, page 45, also gives a brief biography.

 


 

BURTNER, JOHN HOWARD

 

Born: 12-23-1903                                                        married: Alva D. Wall

Died: 7-?-1982                                                            obit: [10/2/1911 – 9/28/1988]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1932    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1933    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1931-34           Union Deposit circuit

1934-38           Royalton Emanuel

1939                honorable dismissal

 

Note: J. Howard Burtner is the son of Edward O. Burtner.  After leaving the Conference, he is described as a “religious field worker” in the Middletown area and pastor of the non-denominational Brookfield Bible Church in Harrisburg.

 


 

BURTNER, LUTHER OLIN

 

Born: 12-9-1858  Dayton VA                         married: Jennie Louisa Light

Died: 5-15-1910                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: 483

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1882    license, Virginia Conference

1889    ordained, Virginia Conference

 

Interment: Dayton OH

Obit: 1910,118

 

1883-84           Rockbridge

1884-88                      apparently not assigned (perhaps serving in Maryland Conference)

1888-89           Keedysville (Maryland Conference)

1889                                 transfer to Maryland Conference

1889-92           Keedysville

1892-93           Walkersville

1893-96           missionary to Sierra Leone

1896-97           furlough

1897-98           missionary to Sierra Leone

1898-99           Hagerstown circuit

1899-01           presiding elder, Maryland Conference

1901-04           missionary to Philippines

1904-09           Foreign & Home Missionary boards, Dayton OH

1909-10           located, for health reasons

 

Note: Funkhouser’s 1921 History of the Virginia Conference, page 159, gives a brief biography.  Holdcraft’s 1939 History of the Pennsylvania Conference, page 324, gives a brief biography.  Luther was the son of William H. Burtner of the Virginia Conference, and the grandson of Henry Burtner.  Luther is a brother to Newton W. and Otto W. Burtner, and to Mrs. W. Lomas Childress.  Mrs. Burtner was the daughter of Ezekiel Light.  Walter N. Roberts’ 1936 book The Filipino Church, page 4a, gives a picture of Rev. and Mrs. L.O. Burtner.  The 1902 UB Yearbook, page 47, gives a picture of L.O. Burtner.

 


 

BURTNER, MARKWOOD MONROW

 

Born: 1-7-1858  Keezletown VA                               married: Margaret Benedict Reed

Died: 9-1-1932  Dufur OR                                         obit: [8/22/1863 – 6/27/1946]

Miller-Raker #: 435

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1889    license

1891    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1887-88           Orrstown station

1889-91           St. Thomas circuit

1891-94           Littlestown

1894-95           supernumerary, living in Hancock MD

1895-98           West Fairview

1898-01           Rayville (ending 8/1/1901)

1901-04           Wasco OR

1904-05           Klondike OR

1905                transfer to Columbia River Conference

1905-06           Touchet WA

1906-07           Walla Walla WA

1907-08           Lowden WA

1908-09           Walla Walla WA

1909-12           Dufur OR

1912                                no longer listed

 

Note:  Markwood M. Burtner is a brother to Rev. Cornelius A. Burtner and a grandson of Rev. Henry Burtner.  Markwood and his father are shown in a group picture in the Penn Grove camp meeting file.  Family tradition and other sources indicate that the 1901 move to Oregon may have been arranged by Bishop Hott in connection with Philomath College – but Bishop Hott died before the final arrangements had been settled.  His grandson Robert W. Burtner is listed in 2003 as a retired member of the Oregon-Idaho Conference.



 

BURTNER, NEWTON WELDON

 

Born: 1862                                                                  married: Ella May Albert

Died: 1933                                                                  obit: Ohio Southeast Conference 1957,109

Miller-Raker #: 471

Fulton #: 314

Gibble list: no

 

1899    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1898-99           Baltimore Salem

1899-01                      Baltimore Fourth (resigned 11/6/1901 to go to Johnstown)

1901-02           Johnstown First, Allegheny Conference

1902                transfer to Allegheny Conference

1902-08           Johnstown First

1908-10           Scottdale

1910-12           Punxsutawney

1912-16           Huntingdon

1916-18           Canal Winchester OH

1918                transfer to Southeast Ohio Conference

 

Note: Newton W. Burtner is the son of William H. Burtner of the Virginia Conference, and the grandson of Rev. Henry Burtner.  Newton is a brother to Luther O. and Otto W. Burtner, and to Mrs. W. Lomax Childress.  He graduated from Western [Leander Clark] College in 1891.

 


 

BURTNER, OTTO WHITMORE

 

Born: 1873  Mount Clinton VA                                 married: Ethel Bookwalter

Died: 1951                                                                  obit: [1875-1963]

Miller-Raker #: 505

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1894    license, Virginia Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1899                Greensburg (Allegheny Conference 1899,7)

1899-00           supply, Scottdale (Allegheny Conference 1900,6)

1902                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference

1902-05           Washington DC

1905-12           New Haven CT

1912                no longer listed

 

Note: Funkhouser’s 1921 History of the Virginia Conference, page 159, gives a brief biography.  Otto is the son of William H. Burtner of theVirginia Conference, and the grandson of Henry Burtner.  He is a brother to Luther O. and Newton W. Burtner, and to Mrs. W. Lomax Childress.

 


 

BURTNER, ROGER ELLSWORTH

 

Born: 10-18-1926  Sharpsburg MD                            married: Sylvia Cruger

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 737

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1951    license, recommended by Keedysville Salem

1956    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1951-58           Ortanna (ending 1/12/1958)

1958-62           York Second (beginning 1/12/1958; 1958,59)

1962-68           missionary to Nigeria

1968                transfer to Baltimore Conference

1968-70           missionary to Nigeria

1970-77           director, CROP/CWS New Windsor MD

1977                withdrew

1983                reinstated

1983-87           Grace-Bosley

1987-90           Rohrersville

1990                retired

 

Note: Miller’s 1968 History of the Pennsylvania Conference, page 406, gives a brief biography.  Roger E. Burtner is not to be confused with Methodist pastor Roger Q. Burtner, no relationship, who was a member of the Central Pennsylvania Conference from 1944 until transferring to the Southwest Texas Conference in 1976.  Roger E. Burtner is supposed to be a descendent of prominent early UB pastors George Adam Geeting and John Russell.

 


 

BUSEY, BENJAMIN SHERMAN PITZER

 

Born: 7-24-1865  Gerrardstown WV                          married: Ida Gertrude Knadler

Died: 9-21-1952                                                          obit: 1947,32

Miller-Raker #: 564

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1889    quarterly conference license, Greensburg (Martinsburg charge, Virginia Conference)

1891    licensed, Virginia Conference

1898    ordained, Virginia Conference

 

Interment: Homewood Cemetery, Dillsburg (section K, lot 44)

Obit: 1952,34

 

1891-92           New Creek circuit

1892-93           Hartmanville

1893-98           Inwood

1898                                Berkley Springs (March-July)

1898                transfer to Northern Illinois Conference

1898-01                      Orangeville

1901-03           Joslin

1903                transfer to Iowa Conference

1903-05           Garwin

1905-06                      Goodwill

1906                transfer to Miami Conference

1906-07                      Water House circuit

1907-09           Vandalia

1909                 Roanoke VA (Feb-Oct), Virginia Conference

1909-11                      Bendersville, Pennsylvania Conference

1911                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference 1911,30

1911-14           Enola

1914-17           Sumner IA

1917-21           Lemasters

1921-25           Enola

1925-29           Dillsburg

1929-35           Manchester

1935-37                      Ortanna

1937                retired

                              1937-40  supply, Gardners-Mt. Victory

 


 

BUSHONG, T.F.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Flora M. _____

Died:                                                                           obit: Miami Conference 1926,99

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1861    license, Virginia Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Miami Conference 1920,86

 

1863-64           Shopps station [Shiremanstown], Pennsylvania Conference

1864-65           Littlestown circuit, Pennsylvania Conference

                        transfer to Miami Conference

 

Note: The 1863 appointment included extended ministry to Harrisburg Front Street [see Gibble’s History of the East Pennsylvania Conference, page 196]..

 



BUTLER, NORMAN EUGENE

 

Born: 1-12-1943                                                          married: Gloria Umberger

Died: 8-20-1998                                                          obit: [6/9/1933 – 7/16/2006]

Miller-Raker #: 795

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1962    license, recommended by Maytown of the Dover charge

 

Interment: Hershey Cemetery, Hershey PA

Obit:

 

1962-64           Gardners-Mt. Victory

1964-65           senior, Lebanon Valley College

1965-67           living in Wellsville

1967                no longer listed


 

BUTTERWECK, ERVIN HERBERT

 

Born: 5-5-1874                                                            married: Ella A. Garman

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1900    license, East German Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1901                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1903                referred

1926-27           Cross Roads [Northampton County]

 


 

BUTTERWICK, FRANCIS JAMES

 

Born: 3-14-1846  Mertztown PA                                married: Mary Jane Shaeffer

Died: 2-22-1921                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1880    license, East German Conference

1882    ordained, East German Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1921,63

 

1883-86           Landingville circuit

1886-91           Jonestown circuit

1891-94           Northampton circuit

1894-98           Bern circuit

1898-01           Jonestown circuit

1901                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1901-05           Lebanon circuit

1905-07           Iona circuit

1907                retired

 

Note: Francis J. Butterwick is the father of Robert R. Butterwick.

 



BUTTERWICK, ROBERT REUBEN

 

Born: 12-2-1869  Breinigsville PA                             married: Emma Heilman

Died: 6-14-1942  Annville PA                                    obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1950, 27

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1891    license, East German Conference

1895    ordained, East German Conference

 

Interment: Evergreen Cemetery, Annville PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1942,14

 

1895-97           Shamokin circuit

1897-98           Reading Fourth [Memorial] [Trinity]

1898-00           Sinking Spring

1900-01           Lebanon Salem

1901                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1901-06           Palmyra First

1906-07           field agent, Lebanon Valley College

1907-08           Schuylkill Haven

1908-16           Mountville      

1916-21           Hershey First

1921-38           faculty, Lebanon Valley College

1938                retired

 

Note: Robert R. Butterwick is the son of Francis J. Butterwick.

 



BYERS, WILLIAM L.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1888    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1889                transfer to Miami (Ohio) Conference

1889-90           Greenville

1890-92           Middletown

 

Note: Beginning in 1893, William L. Byers is no longer listed in the United Brethren Yearbook.



 

BYRD, RUDOLPH

 

Born: 9-15-1859                                                          married: Cornelia Ann Evers Weaver

Died: 10-2-1928                                                          obit: 1940,33

Miller-Raker #: 485

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1884    quarterly conference license, Mt. Horeb (Dayton circuit, Virginia Conference)

1885    license, Virginia Conference

1887    ordained, Virginia Conference

 

Interment: Spry PA

Obit: 1928,73

 

1884-85           Trout Run mission

1885-87           Rockbridge

1887-89           Dayton

1889-90           Edinburg

1890-92           Toms Brook

1892-95           Berkley Springs circuit

1895                transfer to Maryland Conference

1895-99           Myersville

1899-02           Hagerstown

1902                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference

1902-04           Hagerstown

1904-09           Boiling Springs

1909-12           Shiremanstown

1912-17           Windsor

1917-20           York Fourth

1920-28           Spry

 

Note: Funkhouser’s 1921 History of the Virginia Conference, page 159, gives a brief biography.  Holdcraft’s 1939 History of the Pennsylvania Conference, page 290, gives a brief biography.