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CAMERON, THOMAS

 

Born: 8-11-1839                                                          married: Martha W .Lucas

Died: 4-26-1902                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: none

Fulton #: 201

Gibble list: no

 

1882    license, Allegheny Conference

1885    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1882-83           Moshannon

1883-88           Philipsburg

1888-91           New Haven

1891-92           Bigler

1892-93           living in Philipsburg

1893-94           South Williamsport

1894-97           Mahoning

1897-99           Knoxdale

1899-00           living in Philipsburg

1900                name removed, page 19

continued to hold membership at Philipsburg

 

Note: Thomas Cameron is also listed by the Johnstown Barron Avenue UB congregation as one of their pastors.

 


 

CAMP, PETER MONROE

 

Born: 6-14-1860                                                          married:

Died: 4-21-1931                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: no      

Fulton #: no    

Gibble list: no 

 

?          license

?          ordained

 

Interment:

Obit: East Ohio Conference 1931,10

 

1897-98           Claysville

 

Note:  P.M. Camp served in the Allegheny Conference under “others employed in the conference.” 


 

CAMPBELL, ELVA M.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1931    license, Allegheny Conference: recommended by Altoona First

1933    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

Note: Miss Elva Campbell apparently never served under appointment and was never ordained.  She is otherwise unknown.

 


 

CAMPBELL, H.B.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 129

Gibble list: no

 

1864    license, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1864-65           Curwensville

1865-66           (not listed)

1866                name erased

 

 


 

CAMPBELL, H. GEORGE  

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit: Allegheny Conference

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #:

Gibble list: no

 

1913    quaeterly conference license

1917    license, Allegheny Conference

1921    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Allegheny Conference

 

1916-17           Waukesha

1917-18           East Salem

1918-19           Middleburg

1919-21           Casselman

1921-22           Ligionier

1922-23           (not listed)

1923-24           (appointed to Glasgow but did not report – see 1923, 72)

1924                open transfer, page 136


 

CAMPBELL, H.G.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 438

Gibble list: no

 

1931    license, Allegheny Conference: recommended by Bradenville

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

Note: H.G. Campbell apparently never served under appointment and was never ordained.  He is otherwise unknown.

 



CANOLES, WILLIAM EDWARD

 

Born: 1-28-1890  Rayville MD                                   married: Ruth Ann Baker

Died: 1-5-1965  Front Royal VA                               obit:

Miller-Raker #: 575

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1912    license, recommended by Rayville charge  112,33

1921    ordained deacon, Baltimore Conference MES

1925    ordained elder, Baltimore Conference MES

 

Interment: Bennett’s Chapel Church, Virginia

Obit: Virginia Conference of the Methodist Church 1965,124

 

1911-12           Millers

1912-13           Jefferson (also picked up Mt. Olivet, Winterstown charge  113,32)

1913-14           Biglerville

1914-17                      Springet

1917-18           living in Esparto CA

1918-19           living in Codorus PA

1919                dismissed  1919,41; affiliated with Baltimore Conference MES

1919-24           Warren VA circuit

1924-26           Richlands circuit, Greenbrier County WV

1926-29           Mt. Airy MD

1929-31           Freedom MD

1929                location, moved to California for health reasons

                        served Methodist Church in Colfax CA

1941-44           Toms Brook VA UB

1944-47           Mathias WV UB/EUB

1947-51           Antioch WV EUB

1951-54           Hillsboro-Bluemont Methodist

1954-56           West Frederick

1956-59           Stanardsville circuit

1959                retired

                        Amherst (6 months)

                        Cokesbury circuit, Warren County VA (6 months)

 

Note: William Canoles is a brother to Rev. John Jefferson Canoles (1893-1969) of the Presbyterian Church.  [Dates for Mrs. Canoles are inconsistent: One source says she was born was born 6-14-1902.  Their marriage is variously reported as 2-17-1914 at First UB in Hagerstown MD and as 2-14-1917 in Jefferson PA.]  There are pictures of Rev. and Mrs. Canoles in the Pleasureville church file.



 

CANOLES, WILLIAM S.

 

Born: 9-4-1892                                                            married:

Died: 3-?-1969  Baltimore MD                                   obit:

Miller-Raker #: 604

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1917    license, recommended by Rayville charge

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1917-21           living in Parkton MD

1921-23           living in Baltimore MD

1923                referred back to quarterly conference  1923,33



 

CARL, O.E.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                          obit

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 410

Gibble list: yes

 

1913    license, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1913-14           Middleburg

1914                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1919                referred

 



CARPENTER, ISRAEL

 

Born: 10-17-1824  Lancaster PA                                married:

Died: 10-2-1890  Reading PA                                    obit

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1852    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1855    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Charles Evans Cemetery, Reading PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1890,48

 

1852-53           Northumberland mission

1853-54           Lancaster circuit

1854-56           New Holland

1856-58           not assigned

1858-59           Harrisburg

1859-60           Amity mission

1860-64           not assigned

1864065          Halifax circuit

1865-66           not assigned

1866-67           Mountville

1867-69           not assigned

1869-71           Hummelstown

1871-72           not assigned

1872-76           Reading Otterbein

1876-77           not assigned

1877-78           Mountville

1878-79           Ephrata

1880                located to Reading



 

CASTETTER, EDWARD FRANKLIN

 

Born: 3-11-1896                                                          married: Ellen Wright

Died: 2-?-1978                                                            obit: [8/25/1884 – 10/?/1972]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1915    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1916-17           Birdsboro Grace

1917-19           Hillsdale circuit

1919-21           student, Penn State University          

1921                withdrew

1928-78           professor of biology, University of New Mexico

 

Note: Edward F. Castetter apparently served while a student at Lebanon Valley College.  He received a PhD from Iowa State in 1924, published much in ethnobiology, and is the namesake of Castetter Hall at the University of New Mexico at Albuquerque NM.

 



CASTLE, A. S.

 

Born: 1-17-1855  Frederick MD                                 married:

Died: 10-16-1936  Frederick MD                               obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1886    license, Virginia Conference

 

Interment: Reformed Cemetery, Middletown MD

Obit:

 

1884-85           Rockbridge

1885-87           Elk Garden

1887                charter member of Maryland Conference

1887-88           York Spring circuit, Pennsylvania Conference

1888-89           Duncannon station, Pennsylvania Conference

1889-90                      East Salem, Allegheny Conference

1890-93           living in Boonsboro MD

1893                no longer listed

 

Note: A.S. Castle was never ordained.  He served churches in the Pennsylvania and Allegheny Conferences as a licensed member of the Maryland Conference.  This is assumed to be SILAS ALVA CASTLE, brother of Elmer C.B. Castle, whose birth/death/burial information is given – and one year he is listed in the conference records as S.A. CASTLE.  He may have joined the Lutheran Church.

 


 

CASTLE, ELMER C.B.

 

Born: 2-27-1863  Middletown MD                            married: Luella K. Routzahn

Died: 8-19-1934                                                          obit: 1943,30

Miller-Raker #: 474

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1887    quarterly conference license, Middletown (Myersville circuit, Maryland Conference)

1890    license, Maryland Conference

1892    ordained, Maryland Conference

 

Interment: Reformed cemetery, Middletown MD

Obit: 1934,22

 

1889-92           Walkersville

1892-95           Keedysville

1895-98           Thurmont

1898-99           Williamsport

1899-01           New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania Conference

1901                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference, page 9

1901-03           Newburg

1903-04           Greencastle

1904-06           Taneytown

1906-18           Mechanicsburg

1918-28           Dallastown

1928-33           Boiling Springs

1933                retired

 

Note: Elmer C.B. Castle is a brother to Silas A. Castle [see A.S. Castle].


 

CATLOW, RICHARD C.

 

Born: 4-1-1799  Manchester England             married: Mary Crowell

Died: 2-1-1881  Bellefonte PA                                   obit: [1807 – 5/20/1887]

Miller-Raker #: 140

Fulton #: 23 [Cutlough]

Gibble list: yes [Cathlow]

 

1828    license

1840    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1839                charter member of Allegheny Conference

1854                erased

 

Note: Beers’ 1898 Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania, page 92, states that “Richard Catlow, nephew of Sir Robert Peel [a Prime Minister of the U.K.], and a learned and eloquent preacher in the U.B. Church, inherited a fortune from the family estates in England, but preferred to reside in this country.  For some time his home was in Clearfield county, but later he removed to a farm in Bald Eagle Valley, where for many years he followed the peaceful calling of agriculture.”  He became a U.S. citizen in 1869.  Mrs. Catlow is an aunt to Abraham Crowell.  In Funkhouser’s 1921 History of the Virginia Conference this surname is given as TABLOM, apparently an indication of the handwriting and/or condition of the original document.


 

CAUFMAN    see KAUFFMAN

 


 

CAVANAUGH, GEORGE

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes [CAVENAUGH]

 

1892    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1894    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1892                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1892-94           Pequea circuit

1894-95           Mont Clare

1895-96           Lancaster circuit

1897                transfer to Northwest Kansas Conference

1902-03           East Freedom, Allegheny Conference

1903                transfer to Allegheny Conference

1903-04           East Freedom

1904-06           South Williamsport

1906-07           living in Madalene FL

1907                transfer to Georgia Conference

 



CHAMBERLIN, J. BARRETT

 

Born:  Winchester VA                                                married: Maude C. Earmon

Died:                                                                           obit: [died 11/21/1917, aged 51]

Miller-Raker #: 487

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1888    quarterly conference license, Antioch (New Creek circuit, Virginia Conference)

1889    license, Virginia Conference

1891    ordained, Virginia Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1888-91           Winchester

1891-95           Martinsburg

1895                transfer to Maryland Conference

1895-98           Keedysville (ending 7/1/98)

1898-01           Washington DC (beginning 7/1/98)

1901                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference

1901-18           local, living in Martinsburg WV

                        Greencastle station, supply December 1902 – May 1903: 1903,21

1918                transfer to Virginia Conference

1918-22           local, living in Martinsburg WV

1922                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference

1922-1930       local, living in Martinsburg WV

1930                withdrew, at own request

 

Notre: His first name is listed as both Jonas and John.  Conference records consistently render the surname as Chamberlain, but he seems to prefer Chamberlin.  According to Funkhouser, page 298, he was granted an advisory seat at the 1904 session of the Virginia Conference.

 


 

CHAMBERLINE, JAMES

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1852    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1852-53           Chester County mission

1861                name dropped



 

CHILDRESS, WALTER LOMAX

 

Born: 9-26-1867  Virginia                                           married: _____ Burtner

Died: 10-4-1936                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1894    entered Virginia Conference from Methodist Protestant Church

 

Interment: Dayton VA

Obit: Virginia Conference 1937,13

 

1900-02           Rohrersville

1902                Perry circuit, resigned immediately after conference

 

Note: Funkhouser’s 1921 History of the Virginia Conference, page 160, gives a brief biography.  It appears that he considered himself a member of the Virginia (and not Maryland) Conference – and as such never matriculated into the Pennsylvania Conference in 1902, but returned to the Virginia Conference.  His wife was a daughter of Rev. William Burtner of the Virginia Conference, and a sister to Luther, Newton W. and Otto W. Burtner.  The conference archives has a copy of his 1901 book “Trailing Arbutus and Other Poems.”

 



CHRISTMAN, CHARLES W.

 

Born: 1872                                                                  married:

Died: 1945                                                                  obit:

Miller-Raker #: 511

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1898    quarterly conference license, St. Thomas

1903    license

1908    ordained

 

Interment: St. Thomas Cemetery, Saint Thomas PA

Obit:

 

1903-04           Carlisle circuit

1904-08           Bendersville

1908-10           Taneytown

1910-12           Chewsville

1912-18           local

1918-20           Wolfsville

1920-43           local

1943                dismissed  1943,47

 


 

CHRISTMAN, SAMUEL FRED

 

Born: 6-17-1908  Franklin County                             married: Gladys V. Rotz

Died: 3-14-1999                                                          obit: 1997,381

Miller-Raker #: 662

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1926    quarterly conference license, Lemasters

1929    license

1938    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit: 1999,429

 

1931-33           Biglerville

1933-40           Newburg

1940-44           New Cumberland Trinity

1944-46           chaplain, US Army

1946-53           Chambersburg First

1953-54                      Quincy Home, assistant superintendent

1954-71           Quincy Home, superintendent

1971                retired



 

CHUBB, CLARENCE L.

 

Born: 2-20-1914                                                          married: Alice Betts

Died:                                                                           obit: 1999,430

Miller-Raker #: 708

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1936    quarterly conference license, Allegheny Conference Liverpool charge: Oriental Salem

1943    license, Allegheny Conference

1949    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1940-45           Shade Gap

1945-47           Shermansdale

1947-48           Mt. Tabor

1948                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference

1948-50           Mt. Tabor

1950-53           Chambersburg First, associate

1953-59           Young’s-Mt. Zion

1959-62           Chewsville

1962-68           Red Lion St. Paul’s Chapel

1968-73           Paxtonville

1973-74           Selinsgrove Wesley

1974-77           Mapleton yoked

1977-80           Glen Rock

1980                retired

 



CHUBB, FRANK B.

 

Born: 6-1-1871  England                                            married: Edith Clift

Died: 12-17-1944  near Linglestown PA                    obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1902    quarterly conference license, New Cumberland charge

1910    license, Virginia Conference

 

Interment: Shoop’s Cemetery, Colonial Park PA

Obit: conference biographical files

 

1902-03           Salem charge (Fishing Creek Salem & Mt. Olivet), resigned April 1903

                        living in Pleasant Grove, York County

1907-10           Jones Spring, Virginia Conference

1910                joined Virginia Conference

1910-12           Maysville [South Branch]

1912-14           Edinburg

1916-17           Tom’s Brook

1917-18           Shenandoah City

1918                retired because of poor health to Linglestown PA

                        local

1926-28           Manada Hill, East Pennsylvania Conference

                       

Note:  See the explanation of the resignation in 1903,13.  While Rev. Chubb is listed as an itinerant in the Virginia Conference, he appears as a first year licentiate 1912-18.  He apparently never made any progress toward ordination.  Some personal details are given in 1913,9.

 


 

CIAMPA, DONALD N.

 

Born: 8-6-1905  Italy                                                  married: Dorothy Love Jackson

Died: 6-2-1989                                                            obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 2005,331

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 491

Gibble list: no

 

1924    quarterly conference license

1925    license, Allegheny Conference

1929    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Salix PA

Obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 1990,288

 

1927-31           Zion

1931-38           Rockwood

1938-48           Belsano

1948-63           Beaverdale

1963-72           Herminie

1972                retired

                             1972-80  Dunlo

 

Note: Donald N. Ciampa is the father of five United Methodist pastors, all graduates of United Theological Seminary in Dayton OH: J. Paul Ciampa, John E. Ciampa, B. Frank Ciampa, and Ralph C. Ciampa of the Western Pennsylvania Conference; Donald J. Ciampa of the Central Pennsylvania Conference. 

 



CLAIR, HORACE G.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1889    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1889-91           Halifax Otterbein

1891-93           Jacksonville circuit (resigned spring 1893)

1893-95           located

1895                honorable dismissal



 

CLAIR, JOHN G.

 

Born: 9-22-1818  Lancaster County PA                     married: Susan Hosler

Died: 7-11-1882  Mount Joy PA                                obit: [5/10/1818 – 9/21/1893]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1859    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1863    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Camp Hill Cemetery, Florin PA

Obit: 1883,25

 

1862-63           York circuit, Pennsylvania Conference

1863-64           Paradise [Jefferson] circuit, Pennsylvania Conference

1864-65           Highspire circuit

1865-67           Halifax circuit

1867-68           Harrisburg circuit

1868-69           Pine Grove circuit

1869-70           Susquehanna circuit

1870                located to Mt. Joy for health reasons



 

CLARK, CHARLES H.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 535

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1906    license, recommended by York First

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1905-07           Walkersville

1907-08           Spring Grove (Greenmount, Jefferson, Spring Grove)

1909                withdrew  1909,40

 


 

CLARK, DONALD L.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #:

Gibble list: no

 

1921    quarterly conference license

1922    license, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1922-23           Mahaffey

1923-24           Bradenville

1924-25           (without appointment)

1925                referred back to quarterly conference

 

Note: This may be Donald Leroy Clark [aka Donald R. Clark], born 10/12/1897 in northwestern PA and died 2/29/1988 in New York state.  As of 2013, contacts with living relatives have been unable to confirm or refute this possibility.


 

CLAY, GEORGE BOTELER

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 599

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1916    license, recommended by Quincy

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1916-18           student at Lebanon Valley College, Annville PA

1918-21           student at Otterbein College, Westerville OH

1921-24           student at Asbury Seminary, Wilmore KY

1924                withdrew  1924,28

 

Note:  His last known address is Ozawie KS in 1947.  Be careful – there was ANOTHER Rev. George B. Clay in KS and MO in the early 1900’s.



 

CLEMM, JACOB A.

 

Born: 1-?-1825                                                            married:

Died: 4-8-1891                                                            obit:

Miller-Raker #: 319

Fulton #: 140

Gibble list: yes

 

1857    exhorter’s license in Methodist Episcopal Church, Alto Dale [Mont Alto]

1860    license

1862    ordained

 

Interment: originally at Young’s Church in Perry County

                 moved to Harrisburg East Cemetery in 1904

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1891,42

 

1859-61           Rocky Spring circuit

1861-63           Manchester circuit

1863-64           York Springs circuit

1864-66           Bendersville mission

1866-68           Perry circuit

1868                transfer to Allegheny Conference

1868-69           Bellefonte circuit

1869-70           Juniata circuit (Mt. Union area)

1870-72           Scottsville circuit (Three Springs area)

1872-73           unclear, ministering at large

1873-75           Fallen Timber

1875-76           Clearfield circuit

1876-77           Burnside circuit (Woodland area in Clearfield County)

1877-78           Holidaysburg circuit

1878-79           Mahoning

1879-80           unclear

1880                Allegheny circuit [2 conferences this year: time switched from spring to fall]

1880-82           Liverpool

1882-85           Three Springs

1885-88           presiding elder, Altoona district

1888                Patchinsville (did not complete the year)

1889                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1891                Ironville and Silver Springs (Lancaster County, part year: 191,13)

 

Note: It appears that Rev. Clemm’s wife died 1888/9 and he moved in with his son in Harrisburg.  There is a Clemm folder in the biographical files at the conference archives.



 

CLINE, JESSE

 

Born: 1-30-1809                                                          married:

Died: 7-31-1883  Petersburg [York Springs] PA        obit:

Miller-Raker #: 306

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1855    license

 

Interment: Cline’s Church, Adams County PA

Obit: 1884,21

 

1855 –56         York circuit

1856                located permanently



 

CLIPPINGER, ARTHUR RAYMOND

 

Born: 9-3-1878  Franklin County PA                         married: Ellen Weinland Mills

Died: 7-18-1958  Dayton OH                                     obit: [6-3-1955]

Miller-Raker #: 510

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1903    license, recommended by Newburg charge

1911    ordained

 

Interment: Memorial Park Cemetery, Dayton OH

Obit: Miami Conference 1959,91

 

1903                Greencastle station, May-October: 1903,21

1905-07           New Cumberland Trinity

1907-09           Trumbull CT Congregational Church, student at Yale

1909-10           North Haven CT Congregational Church, student at Yale

1910-11           Dayton OH Summit Street

1911                transfer to Miami Conference

1911-18           Summit Street

1918-21           conference superintendent

1921-50           bishop

1950                retired

 

Note: Bishop Clippinger represented the United Brethren in the famous handshake that signified the 1946 EUB union.  Holdcraft’s 1939History of the Pennsylvania Conference, page 316, gives a brief biography – as does The Chronicle 1997,7.  He is a brother to Walter G. Clippinger.  Mrs. Clippinger is the daughter of Bishop Job Smith Mills.



 

CLIPPINGER, JOHN O.

 

Born: 12-23-1848  Franklin County PA                     married: Emma E. Cormany

Died: 7-9-1918                                                            obit: 1947,33

Miller-Raker #: 390

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1877    quarterly conference license, Center (Orrstown circuit)

1879    license

1882    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit: 1918,78

 

1880                Pine Grove mission

1880-83           York Springs circuit

1883-84           Pequa mission

1884-87           Big Springs station

1887-89           St. Thomas

1889-92           Waynesboro

1892-95           Boiling Springs

1895-97           Greencastle

1897-01           Taneytown (named Littlestown 1897-99)

1901-03           Fayetteville

1903-07           Mechanicsburg circuit

1907-08           York Haven

1908-11           Rohrersville (did not finish last year)

1911                local

 

Note: Holdcraft’s 1939 History of the Pennsylvania Conference, page 291, gives a brief biography.  Clippinger was apparently a very common surname in Franklin County, and attempts to relate John to Arthur/Walter Clippinger or missionary Lula May Clippinger or ME preacher W.A. Clippinger have not been successful.  But John O. Clippinger was a first cousin to the wife of Samuel D. Faust, her father Henry being a brother to John’s father Elias.  Mrs. Clippinger is a granddaughter of Jacob Cormany and a first cousin of Cora Cormany (Mrs. Lawrence) Keister.



 

CLIPPINGER, LULU MAY

 

Born:                                                                           married: (never married)

Died: 8-16-1967                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

missionary

 

Interment:

Obit: The World Evangel for December 1967, page 395

 

1914-19           Africa

1920-31           Alcalde NM

1931-               Vallecitos NM

 

Note: A tribute for Lulu’s sister Amy C. Clippinger appears in The World Evangel for October 1959, page 317.



 

CLIPPINGER, WALTER G.

 

Born: 3-1-1873                                                            married:

Died: 9-29-1948                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: 468

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1898    license

1903    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit: Southeast Ohio Conference 1949,11

 

1898-01                      student, Lebanon Valley College  Annville PA

1901-04                      student, Union Seminary  Dayton OH

1904-05           UB Publishing House  Dayton OH

1905-09           professor, Union Seminary  Dayton OH

1909-10           president, Otterbein University  Westerville OH

1910                transfer to Southeast Ohio Conference

1910-39           president, Otterbein University  Westerville OH

1939                retired (president emeritus)

 

Note: Holdcraft’s 1939 History of the Pennsylvania Conference, page 316, gives a brief biography.  Walter is a brother to Arthur Raymond Clippinger.



 

CLOPPER, JOHN

 

Born: 1773                                                                  married:

Died: 6-13-1852                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: 100

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes [KLOPPER]

 

1821    license

1829    ordained

 

Interment: Rohrersville MD

Obit:

 

1830                charter member of Hagerstown [Virginia] Conference



 

COLAS, MARCEL R.

 

Born: 01-20-1887 France                                            married: Isabel Boyd Strickler

Died: 10-27-1968  Capitola CA                                 obit: [1892-1992]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #:

Gibble list: no

 

1920    quarterly conference license

1921    license, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Santa Cruz Memorial Park, Santa Cruz CA

Obit:

 

1920-21           Dunlevy

1921-23           Middelburg

1923-26           Clarion River

1926                transfer to Missouri Conference

 

Note: Marcel R. Colas is a brother to two Baptist preachers: Rev. Raymond Colas (1899-1989) of Oval PA and Rev. Charles C. Colas (1895-1987) of Kansas City KS and Belle Vernon PA.


 

COLE, CALVIN H.

 

Born: 2-16-1938                                                          married: Janet _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 774

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1959    license, recommended by Mt Zion: Manchester MD

1965    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1958-59           Gardners-Mt. Victory

1959-60           Shermansdale

1960-62                      Mt. Tabor

1962-64           Center Christian Church  Dayton OH

1964-69           Baltimore Otterbein

1969-77           New Cumberland Trinity

1977-81           superintendent, Harrisburg District

1981-92           Harrisburg Grace

1992-99           York Messiah

1999                retired



 

COLE, JOHN HARRYMAN

 

Born: 10-26-1828  Baltimore County MD                 married:

Died: 1-16-1908  Lemoyne PA                                  obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

 

 

Interment: Black Rock Baptist Meeting House, Baltimore County MD

Obit: 1908,108

 

1883                West Fairview, supply for 4 months

1884                Eschol, several months

1896-97           Ortanna

1900-01           Path Valley (starting 9/1/1900)

1901                New Bloomfield, 2 months

1906-07           Sabillasville

 

Note: He never accepted a license to preach, although it was offered to him.  He was a member at Rayville MD 1887-1908 and at Lemoyne from 1-5-1908 until his death.

 



COLESTOCK, ZEPHANIAH AUGUSTUS

 

Born: 3-25-1824  Littlestown PA                               married: Priscilla Cormany

Died: 1-19-1924                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: 286

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1843    quarterly conference license, Atwater Center (Nimishillin circuit, Muskingum Conf)

1844    license, Muskingum Conference

1847    ordained

 

Interment: Mechanicsburg PA

Obit: 1924,63

 

1844-45           Orange circuit

1845-46           Nemishellon circuit

1846-47           Littlestown circuit, Pennsylvania Conference

1847                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference

1847-48           Hershe circuit

1848-49           Chambersburg circuit

1849-50           Big Spring

1850-52           Hershe’s station

1852-54           Chambersburg circuit

1854-57           Chambersburg station

1857-60           presiding elder, Chambersburg District

1860-62           Chambersburg station

1862-66           Big Spring

1866-68           Baltimore Scott Street

1868-69           Shopp’s station

1869-72           presiding elder, Chambersburg District

1872-75           presiding elder, York District

1875-78           presiding elder, Chambersburg District

1878-93           local, living in Mechanicsburg

1893-05           superintendent, Old People’s Home at Mechanicsburg PA

1905-12           assistant superintendent, Old People’s Home at Mechanicsburg PA

 

Note: Holdcraft’s 1939 History of the Pennsylvania Conference, page 291, gives a brief biography.



 

COLLEDGE, GEORGE J.

 

Born: 4-2-1894  Greensburg PA                                 married: Minnie Agnes Knarr

Died: 12-17-1927  Torrance PA                                 obit: [9/24/1885 - 11/18/1962]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 386

Gibble list: no

 

quarterly conference license

1911    license, Allegheny Conference

1914    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Greensburg PA

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1928,61

 

1913-16           Middleburg

1916-17           (no appointment)

1917-18           Dunlo

1918-20           Fairmont

1920-21           Hollsopple

1921-23           Huntingdon (ending 4/1923)

1923                located for health reasons

 

Note: George J. Colledge is the son of John S. Colledge.

 



COLLEDGE, JOHN S.

 

Born: 10-16-1874  Greensburg PA                             married: Martha Fenwick

Died: 6-18-1942                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 351

Gibble list: no

 

1897    quarterly conference license, Scottdale

1907    license, Allegheny Conference

1911    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Hillview Cemetery, Greensburg PA

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1942,64

 

1906-07           Middletown

1907-09           Springfield

1909-11           Milton

1911-17           South Williamsport

1917-21           Beaverdale

1921-25           Milton

1926-31           Clearfield

1931-39           Tyrone

1939-40           conference evangelist

1940-42           Bellwood

 

Note John S. Colledge is the father of George J. Colledge.

 



COMER, JOSEPH E.

 

Born: 8-7-1871                                                            married:

Died: 4-24-1941                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 347

Gibble list: no

 

license, Allegheny Conference

ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: East Ohio Conference 1941,12

 

1906                transfer to Allegheny Conference

1906-07           East Pittsburgh

1907                transfer to


 

COMREY, EDWIN STANTON

 

Born: 9-4-1878                                                            married: Katherine _____

Died:  9-22-1964                                                         obit: Miami Conference 1923,92

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1909    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1915    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Ohio Miami Conference 1965,72

 

1909-12           Pequea

1916                transfer to Miami Conference



 

CONERY, J. WILLIS

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1874    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1873-74           Northumberland mission station

1874-76           Paxinos circuit

1876                expelled



 

CONLEY, URIAH

 

Born: 1-21-1827  Shellsburg PA                                 married: Catherine Hammer

Died: 6-13-1893  Bethel, Somerset County, PA        obit: [d. 1870]

Miller-Raker #: no                                                       married2: Mrs. Mary Goheen

Fulton #:

Gibble list: no

 

1852    quarterly conference license

1864    license, Allegheny Conference

1873    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Jenner Cross Road, Somerset County PA

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1893,31

 

Jefferson

Somerset

Mahoning

Holidaysburg

Otterbein

Clearfield

Port Matilda

Ligonier

East Freedom

Jenner Cross Road

 


 

COOK, SAMUEL

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died: 1849                                                                  obit:

Miller-Raker #: 274

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1844    license

 

Interment:

Obit: Muskingum Conference 1885,26

 

1846                transfer to Muskingum Conference



 

COOKE, GEORGE C.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 218

Gibble list: no

 

1887    license, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Allegheny Conference

 

1887-88           Coalport

1888-90           Somerset

1891-95           Johnstown Walnut Grove

1896-97           Dunlo (did not finish the year)

1897-98           on leave

1898-00           Dunlo

1900                honorable dismissal

 


 

COOMBS, ISAAC

 

Born: 8-9-1799                                                            married: Susan _____

Died: 11-14-1858                                                        obit:

Miller-Raker #: 219

Fulton #: 11

Gibble list: yes [COMBS]

 

1837    license

 

Interment: Young’s Church, Perry County PA

Obit:

 

1838-39           Juniata circuit

1839                charter member of Allegheny Conference

1839-40                      Clearfield circuit

1840-41           no minutes taken

1841-42           Allegheny circuit

1842-43           appointments not listed

1843-44           Bellefonte circuit

1844-45           Bellefonte & Millheim

1845-47           Somerset circuit

1847-51           unknown, but apparently not assigned by Allegheny Conference

1851                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference

1851-52           York circuit

1852-54           Manchester mission

1854-55           Dover circuit

1855-56           Mercersburg mission

1856-57           York Springs circuit

1857-58                      Carlisle circuit

1858-59           Perry circuit

 

Note: This surname is also rendered COMBS.  Isaac and Susan Coombs were members of Fetterhoff’s class, near Chambersburg, at least from 1834.

 



COONS, JOHN

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1845-46           Chambersburg station

 

Note: As one not properly licensed, he was serving under the presiding elder.



 

COOPER, J.H.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 509

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1903    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1906                referred back to quarterly conference  1906,49



 

COOPER, PAUL EDWARD

 

Born: 7-26-1900                                                          married: Helen M. Nye

Died: 3-16-1990                                                          obit: 1969,212

Miller-Raker #: 618

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1921    quarterly conference license, York Fourth

1922    license

1928    ordained

 

Interment: Mount Rose Cemetery, York PA

Obit: 1990,449

 

1928-31           Chewsville

1931-35           York First

1935-41           Lemoyne Calvary

1941-49           Baltimore Otterbein

1949-64           Dallastown Bethlehem

1964-65           Gettysburg Memorial

1965                retired

                            1973-74       assistant, York Messiah

 

Note: Paul E. Cooper is a brother to Margaret Cooper Werner, wife of Paul A. Werner of the Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Church.  He is also a first cousin to Lewis Cleveland Cooper (1884-1949) of the Ohio Conference of the Evangelical Church.

 



COPE, JOHN FRETTS

 

Born: 6-2-1894                                                            married: [single]

Died: 2-26-1922                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #:

Gibble list: no

 

1920    quarterly conference license, Scottdale

license, Allegheny Conference

ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Lebanon Cemetery, Tarrs PA

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1922,123

 

1920-21           Bradenville

 

Note: John F. Cope was scheduled to receive his annual conference at the September 1921 session of the Allegheny Conference, but he was too ill and too weak to attend.   He died of tuberculosis a few months later.


 

COPENHAVER, MERRITT ALLEN

 

Born: 1-8-1936                                                            married:

Died: 3-17-2000                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: 762

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1957    license, recommended by Taneytown

1962    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1957-59           Gettysburg Salem

1962-79           Dover Bethany

1979-80           leave of absence

1980                transfer to Baltimore Conference



 

CORL, PETER

 

Born: 2-8-1824                                                            married:

Died: 6-19-1884                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: 324

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1861    license

1863    ordained

 

Interment: Mt. Pleasant [Hayes Grove] Church, Cumberland County PA

Obit: 1885,31

 

1860-63           Paradise circuit

1863-64           US army

1864-68           Liverpool

1868-71           York circuit

1871-73           Rocky Spring

1873-75           Mercersburg circuit

1875-76           Liverpool circuit

1876-77           Big Spring circuit



 

CORMANY, JACOB

 

Born: 2-?-1798                                                            married: Margaret Hampsher

Died: 4-24-1856                                                          obit: [1786-c1829]

Miller-Raker #: 218                                                     married2: Lydia Hampsher [1831]

Fulton #: no                                                                 obit2: [10/20/1809 – 12/29/1836]

Gibble list: yes [CARMONY]                                    married3: Mary Eckerman

                                                                                    obit3:

1837    license

 

Interment: Salem Church, Franklin County

Obit: 1856,42

 

Note: While there is no record of his ordination and he appears not to be a regular itinerant, 1848,8 lists him as eligible for election to General Conference.  Jacob Cormany is the father of Samuel E. Cormany, and the grandfather of cousins Cora Cormany (Mrs. Lawrence) Keister and Emma Cormany (Mrs. John O.) Clippinger and Naomi Jane Carmany [sic] (Mrs. Benjamin G.) Huber.  The first and second wives were sisters.  The third Mrs. Cormany married a Mr. Daniel Byers in 1859.

 


 

CORMANY, SAMUEL ECKERMAN

 

Born: 5-24-1838  near Chambersburg PA                  married: Rachel Bowman

Died: 4-20-1921  Scottdale PA                                  obit: [4/12/1836 – 2/18/1899]

Miller-Raker #: no                                                       married2: Almeda Truxall [1904]

Fulton #: 226                                                               obit2: [d. 1915]

Gibble list: no

 

?          license

1871    ordained

 

Interment: Grandview Cemetery, Johnstown PA

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1921,96

 

1859-60           student, Otterbein College

1860-62           living in Canada

1862-65           Civil War service

1865-68           living in Missouri, informal home missionary

1868-73           living in Kansas, informal home missionary

                             Cherokee circuit

1873-76           living in Canada

                             1873-76  Waterloo circuit

                             1876-78  Fonthill circuit

1878-88           living in Michigan, informal home missionary

1888                transfer to Allegheny Conference

1888-91           ?

1891-92           missionary, Greensburg District

1892-95           New Florence

1895-97           Moxham

1897-99           on leave

1899-00           Upper Yoder

1900-01           Wilmerding

1901                on leave

 

Note: Samuel E. Cormany is the son of Jacob Cormany and the father of Cora Cormany Keister, wife of Lawrence W. Keister.  He reportedly also served as superintendent of the Pittsburgh Protestant Home for Boys.  There is additional material on Samuel E. Cormany and his wife Rachel in the biographical files at the conference archives.

 



CORNEAL, JOHN

 

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1921-22           Pottstown Baltzell’s



 

COURSEY, WILLIAM R.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died: 7-2-1881  Benevola MD                                   obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1833    license, Virginia Conference

1835    ordained, Virginia Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1833-35           Hagerstown circuit

1835-36           Frederick circuit

1836-37           unknown

1837-38           Staunton circuit

1838-41           presiding elder, district unspecified

1841-42           no minutes

1842-43           Staunton circuit

1843-45           unknown

1845-48           presiding elder, district unspecified

1848-50           Fredrick circuit

1850-52           Hagerstown circuit

1852-53           Woodstock circuit

1853-56           unknown

1856-57           Hagerstown circuit

1857-58           presiding elder, Maryland District

1858-59           unknown

1859-60           Greencastle circuit, Pennsylvania Conference

1860-61           unknown

1861-63           Hagerstown circuit

1863-65           Mountville-St. Paul’s, East Pennsylvania Conference

1865-67           unknown

1867                transfer to Rock River Conference

 

Note: Funkhouser’s 1921 History of the Virginia Conference, page 161, gives a brief biography.



 

COURTNEY, REED HAYES         

 

Born: 8-5-1879  Middleburg PA                                married: Ella Foltz

Died: 10-?-1945                                                          obit: Allegheny Conference 1950,80

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 518

Gibble list: no

 

1925    license, Ohio Conference of the Evangelical Church

1930    ordained, Allegheny Conference

           

Interment: Richfield PA

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1946,58

 

1927-28           Susquehanna, Allegheny Conference of the United Brethren Church

1928                transfer to Allegheny Conference of the United Brethren Church

1928-30           Susquehanna

1930-37           East Salem

1937-39           Waukesha

1939-42           Punxsutawney

1942-45           Runville

1945                retired



 

COWDER, CECIL CLYDE

 

Born: 3-8-1914  West Decatur PA                             married: Margaretta Allene Houser

Died: 4-19-2008  Bigler PA                                        obit: [6/29/1916 – 5/12/1974]

Miller-Raker #: no                                                       married2: Mary Josephine Houser Owens

Fulton #: no                                                                 obit2:

Gibble list: no

 

1935    quarterly conference license

1937    license, Allegheny Conference

1939    ordained, Allegheny Conference

           

Interment: Summit Hill Cemetery, Clearfield County PA

Obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 2008,?

 

1936-39           student, Bonebrake [United] Theological Seminary

1939-42           Coalport

1942-45           chaplain, US Army

1946-48           Altoona Pleasant Valley

1948-63           chaplain, US Army

1963-68           Heckathorn

1968-77           Johnstown Homestead Avenue

1977                retired

 

Note: The second Mrs. Cowder is the widow of James Bernard Owens, and an older sister to the first Mrs. Cowder.

 



COWHER, MERLE S.

 

Born: 7-4-1914  Hannah Furnace PA             married: Gladys Patton

Died: 3-23-1987                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1936    license, Central Pennsylvania Conference ME: recommended by Tyrone Columbia Ave

1945    quarterly conference license, Altoona First UB

1946    license, Allegheny Conference

1967    ordained, Western Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Shoop's Cemetery, Harrisburg PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1987,413

 

1937-38           Allegheny circuit (beginning 1/1/1937)

1938-40           Sandy Ridge – Center

1940-41           Wallaceton

1941-41           (not appointed)

1942-45           US Army

1945-46           Springfield, Allegheny Conference of the UB Church

1946                "transfer" to Allegheny Conference of the UB Church

1946-47           Springfield

1947-54           Sewickley

1954-56           Oak Ridge

1956-57           (not appointed)

1957-63           Fishertown

1963-70           Huntingdon larger parish

1970-73           Westfield

1973-81           Harrisburg Otterbein

1981                retired

 

Note: Merle S. Cowher is a brother to Harold L. Cowher, local pastor of the Central Pennsylvania (M) Conference.

 



COWLING, DONALD JOHN

 

Born: 1880                                                                  married: Elizabeth Lucretia Stehman

Died: 11-27-1965                                                        obit: [3/2/1889 – 5/?/1980]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 302 [W.J. COWLING]

Gibble list: yes

 

1902    license, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1902-06           student, Yale University at New Haven CT

1907-09           faculty, Baldwin University in Baker KS

1909                transfer to

1909-1945       president, Carlton College at Northfield MN

1945                retired

 

Note: Donald J. Cowling is the son of John P. Cowling.   He is the namesake of that Carlton College’s Cowling Arboretum, and his papers are housed at the University of Minnesota.

 


 

COWLING, JOHN P.

 

Born: 4-11-1853  St. Leath, Cornwall England          married: Mary K. Stevens

Died: 9-9-1907  McKeesport PA                                obit: Allegheny Conference 1930,65

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 285

Gibble list: yes

 

1887    license, East German Conference

1890    ordained, East German Conference

 

Interment: Scottdale Cemetery, Scottdale PA

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1907,85

 

1887-90           Paxinos circuit

1890-94           Shamokin First

1894                transfer to Ontario Conference

1894-97           superintendent, Ontario District

1897                transfer to Allegheny Conference

1897-99           Dubois

1899-00           Greensburg

1900-04           Scottdale

1904-06           Tyrone

1906-07           McKeesport Shoemaker Memorial

 

Note: John P. Cowling is the father of Donald J. Cowling.  He is also identified as J.W. Cowling.

 


 

COX, JAMES

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 62

Gibble list: no

 

1844    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1850                transfer “to Illinois Conference, or any other conference that he may attach himself to”

 

Note: James Cox did not receive any appointments prior to 1850 and is assumed to have functioned as a local preacher.


 

CRABILL, SAMUEL A.

 

Born: 6-15-1862  Rockingham County VA               married: Effie Landis

Died: 11-9-1936                                                          obit: 1948,33

Miller-Raker #: 525

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1889    quarterly conference license, Whitesels (Cross Keys circuit, Virginia Conference)

1895    license, Virginia Conference

1898    ordained, Virginia Conference

 

Interment: Mt. Sidney VA

Obit: 1937,20

 

1895-98           Franklin circuit

1898-99           Tom’s Brook circuit

1899-03           Inwood circuit

1903-04           Jones Spring circuit

1904                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference

1904-05           Chambersburg circuit

1905-07           Hagerstown circuit

1907-09           Newburg

1909-11           Spry

1911-15           Hanover

1915-19           Dillsburg

1919-22           West Fairview

1922-24           Enola

1924-25           Oakville

1925-27           Carlisle circuit

1927-30           conference evangelist

[1928               Shepherdstown, part year supply]

1930                retired

 

Note: A detailed biographical sketch of Samuel A. Crabill appears in the 1911 Spry charge History and Directory.


 

CRAIG, JOHN

 

Born: 7-7-1834  Franklin County PA             married: Josephine Eckley

Died: 1-29-1908  Julian PA                                        obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 211

Gibble list: no

 

1885    license, Allegheny Conference

1888    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Julian PA

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1908,64

 

1885-93           Julian

1883-08           on leave, living in Julian

 

Note: Although listed as an itinerant, John Craig appears to have functioned as a local preacher for his entire career.

 


 

CRALL, LLOYD HORNBERGER

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1943    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1942-43           Lickdale

1943-50           Bonebrake Seminary, Dayton OH

1950-51           living in DunkirK NY

1951                transferred to another denomination, East Pennsylvania Conference 1951,47

 

Note: Lloyd H. Crall served while a student at Lebanon Valley College.  The 1947 LVC Alumni Register lists him as pastor of St. Paul’s EUB Church, 3821 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia PA – this is St. Paul’s of the Atlantic Conference that was sold to a black congregation in 1952, with the assets used to establish St. Paul’s EUB Church in Fairless Hills, but Lloyd H. Crall is not listed in any Atlantic Conference records and another pastor is listed at that time for St. Paul’s.



 

CRAMER, JACOB

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 271

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1844    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1846                transfer to Illinois Conference



 

CRAMER, WILLIAM

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 167

Fulton #: 18

Gibble list: yes

 

1831    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1839                charter member of Allegheny Conference

1854                dropped

 

Note: There is no evidence that he was ever assigned to a circuit.



 

CRAMER, WILSON

 

Born: 2-1-1827  Chambersburg PA                            married:

Died: 1-23-1902  Johnstown PA                                obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #:

Gibble list: no

 

?          local preachers license, Pittsburgh Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

1889    license, Allegheny Conference

1889    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1903,26

 

1888-89           Huntingdon mission, Allegheny Conference of the United Brethren Church

1889                “transfer” to Allegheny Conference of the United Brethren Church

1889-90           Huntingdon mission

1890-92           Phillipsburg

1892-95           Port Matilda

1996-97           South Williamsport

1897-00           East Salem

1900--02          Jenner Cross Roads


 

CRAUMER, LEWIS WENTZ

 

Born: 9-16-1827  Manheim township, York County  married: Elizabeth Smith

Died: 11-8-1900  Reading PA                                                obit: 

Miller-Raker #: (none)

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1849    quarterly conference license

1850    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1853    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Mount Lebanon Cemetery, Lebanon PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1901,27

 

1849-50                      Pine Grove

1850-52           Milheim

1852-55           Union mission

1855-57           Dayton OH German

1857-59           Circleville OH

1859-60           Highspire circuit

1860-62           Pine Grove

1862-63           Deep Creek circuit [Heginsville]

1863-64           Lebanon Salem

1864-67           Annville

1867-69           Myerstown

1869                charter member of East German Conference

1869-71           Myerstown

1871-78           ?

1878-82           presiding elder, Harrisburg District

1882-85           Pine Grove       

1885-86           Sinking Springs circuit

1886-89           ?

1889-90           Lebanon Fourth [West Lebanon]

1890-91           Lykens

1891-93           Reading Salem

1893                retired

 

Note: Lewis W. Craumer died a member of the East German Conference in 1900, but that Conference had remerged into the East Pennsylvania Conference by the time his obituary was printed in 1901.  Gibble’s 1951 History of the East Pennsylvania Conference, page 452, gives a brief biography.  Lewis is not a brother to Rev. William H. Craumer, but they appear to be related.



 

CRAUMER, WILLIAM HENRY

 

Born: 9-3-1829  near Shrewsbury, York County        married: Catherine Sterner

Died: 6-4-1899  Dallastown                                       obit: 1917,84

Miller-Raker #: 338

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1865    license

1868    ordained

 

Interment: Greenmount Cemetery, York PA

Obit: 1900,42

 

1865-68           Jefferson circuit

1868-74           Liverpool [Manchester] circuit

1874-78           York circuit

1878-79           Manchester circuit

1879                retired

                             1879-81  Pine Grove circuit, East German Conference

                             1883-84  Yocumtown

                             1885-86  Hopeland circuit, East Pennsylvania Conference

                             1894-95  Jefferson

 

Note: His daughter Sarah married Rev Alexander R. Ayres.  William is not a brother to Rev. Lewis Wentz Craumer, but they appear to be related.



 

CRETZINGER, JOHN IRVIN

 

Born: 1892                                                                  married: Martha L. Weidler

Died: 1956                                                                  obit: [1887-1978]

Miller-Raker #: 590 [JOHN C.]

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1915    license, recommended by Duncannon

 

Interment: Duncannon Union Cemetery (United Brethren section), Duncannon PA

Obit:

 

1915-18           living in Duncannon

1918-19           military service in France [battery D, 314th field artillery]

1919-21           student at Lebanon Valley College

1921-24           living in Duncannon

1924                withdrew  1924,28

1925                M.A. Penn State

1939                Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh

1946-50           professor of biology, Lebanon Valley College

 

Note: It appears that Mrs. Cretzinger may have also been married to a Mr. Culhane, most likely after John’s death in 1956.



 

CRIDER, CHRISTIAN SMITH

 

Born: 2-1-1811                                                            married: Catherine _____

Died: 3-7-1850                                                            obit:

Miller-Raker #: 199

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1835    license

1839    ordained

 

Interment: Myerstown PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1851,28

 

1841-43           York station

1843-45           York circuit

1845-46           Lebanon Salem

1846                charter member of East Pennsylvania Conference

1846-48           Lebanon Salem

1848-50           presiding elder, Lebanon District

1850                no assignment due to ill health

 

Note: Christian S. is the son of John Crider and the grandson of Martin Crider.  Gibble’s 1951 History of the East Pennsylvania Conference, page 39, gives a brief biography. The Eberly-Albright-Brane 1911 Landmark History, page 60, gives a brief biography.  His daughter Barbara A. married effective quarterly conference licensee D.M. Rumler.



 

CRIDER, HENRY M.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 335

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1864    license

1870    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1877                withdrew



 

CRIDER, J.C.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 391

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

            licensed, Miami Conference

1881    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1879-80           Baltimore Woodbury mission [Otterbein Memorial], Pennsylvania Conference

1880                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference

1880-82           Baltimore Woodbury mission [Otterbein Memorial]

1882-84           West Fairview station, left irregularly in middle of 2nd year

1884                dismissed



 

CRIDER, JOHN

 

Born: 4-15-1765                                                          married: Barbara Smith

Died: 6-17-1841                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: 66

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1812    license

1814    ordained

 

Interment: Crider’s Church, Franklin County PA

Obit: 1842,49

 

1823-24           presiding elder

 

Note: John is the son of Martin Crider and the father of Christian S. Crider.  Gibble’s 1951 History of the East Pennsylvania Conference, page 39, gives a brief biography. 

 



CRIDER, MARTIN

 

Born: 2-14-1740                                                          married: Catharine Schmutz

Died: 11-14-1826                                                        obit:

Miller-Raker #: 12

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes [KREIDER]

 

1789    license

 

Interment: Lebanon PA

Obit:

 

Note: Martin is the father of John Crider and the grandfather of Christian S. Crider and David S. Early.  Miller’s 1968 History of the Pennsylvania Conference, page 371, and Gibble’s 1951 History of the East Pennsylvania Conference, page 38, give brief biographies.  Drury’s 1924 History of the United Brethren in Christ, page 157, gives a brief biography of Crider and the others listed in connection with the historic conference of 1789.

 



CRIDER, ROBERT FREDERICK JR

 

Born: 4-3-1941                                                            married: Diane A. W.

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 789

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1961    license, recommended by Chambersburg Park Avenue

1967    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1961-63           Mt. Olivet-Mt. Zion

1963-65           Dayton OH Epworth, youth minister

1965-66           Baltimore Dorguth, seminary intern

1967-70                      Baltimore Christ

1970                transfer to Baltimore Conference

1970-72           Baltimore Christ

1972-73           Baltimore Simms

1973-75           Lanham Ebenezer

1975-83           Martinsburg Otterbein

1983-87           Hagerstown Wesley

1987-93           superintendent, Cumberland-Hagerstown District

1993-96           Linthicum Heights

1996-               Timonium

 

Note: Mrs. Crider is a ministerial member of the Baltimore-Washington Conference.



 

CRIDER, TOBIAS

 

Born: 10-26-1799                                                        married:

Died: 6-13-1881                                                          obit: [d. 1878]

Miller-Raker #: 220

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1837    license

1840    ordained

 

Interment: St. John’s, Franklin County PA

Obit: 1882,37

 

1843-46           unorganized work in Franklin & Fulton counties

1846-48           Dover circuit

1848-49           Chambersburg circuit

1850-52           Conococheague circuit

1852-53           York circuit

1853-55           local?

1855-56           Lisburn mission

1856-58           Jefferson circuit

1858-60           Mercersburg circuit

1860                local at Cashtown, Franklin County, due to health

 

Note: Miller’s 1968 History of the Pennsylvania Conference, page 378, gives a brief biography.



 

CRIDLAND, HARRY CLIFFORD

 

Born: 8-28-1879                                                          married: Grace L. Faust

Died: 6-15-1966                                                          obit: Western Pennslyvania Conference 1956,28

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1932    quarterly conference license

1933    license, Allegheny Conference: recommended by Wilkinsburg

1939    ordained, Allegheny Conference

           

Interment:      

Obit: [Western Pennsylvania Conference 1967,31]

 

1935-37           Susquehanna (beginning 3/1/1935)

1937-41           Altoona Schum Memorial

1941-47           Sewickley

1947-48           Wilmore

1948-51           Huntingdon

1951                retired

 

Note: Harry C. Cridland and Grace L. Faust were married 2/21/1901 in Dayton OH.  He is a 1910 graduate of Harvard, worked as a chemist for the Joyce-Cridland Company in Dayton OH, served in WWI, and worked for the International Sunday School Association in Dayton OH, Minneapolis MN, Little Rock AR, and Pittsburgh PA. 

 



CRIM, ABRAM HARRY MARSHALL

 

Born: 10-25-1894  Grimes VA                                   married: Mabel Grace Renn

Died: 3-23-1972  Winchester VA                               obit: [6/11/1888 – 9/1/1929]

Miller-Raker #: no                                                       married2: Maude Vashti Jarrett

Fulton #: no                                                                 obit2: [6/18/1894 – 5/?/1982]

Gibble list: no

 

1919    license, Virginia Conference

 

Interment: Riverview Cemetery, Strasburg VA

Obit:

 

1917-19           Jonestown circuit, East Pennsylvania Conference (beginning Oct 1917)

1919-20           West Lebanon, East Pennsylvania Conference (ending 7/18/20, see 1920,7)

1920-23           missionary, Taiama Africa (beginning 7/18/20)

1923                no longer listed

 

Note: This surname is also rendered CRIMM.  Harry Crim is listed in the East Pennsylvania Conference journal as “others employed in the Conference.”  He attended the denomination’s Shenandoah Valley Academy and served in the East Pennsylvania Conference while a student at Lebanon Valley College (see 1918,6).  He graduated from Union Theological Seminary (BD 1929, ThM 1938, ThD 1944) in Richmond VA and served in the Presbyterian Church.  The 1947 LVC Alumni Register lists him as pastor of the Presbyterian Church in Strasburg VA.  The first marriage occurred 6/23/1923 in Shamokin PA, and the first Mrs. Crim is buried in Shamokin.

 


 

CRIST, ROBERT PAUL

 

Born:                                                                           married: Marion Speicher

Died:                                                                           obit

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes [CHRIST]

 

1942    quarterly conference license

1944    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1943-44           Lickdale circuit

1944-46           student, Andover-Newton Seminary

1946                honorable dismissal

 

Note: Robert P. Crist served while a student at Lebanon Valley College.  He later became a Baptist minister.



 

CROFT, JOHN ROSS

 

Born: 8-21-1827  Franklin County PA                       married: Sarah Ann Sites

Died: 1-27-1898  near McConnellsburg                     obit: [2/5/1834 – 9/22/1905]

Miller-Raker #: 376

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1872    quarterly conference license, Mercersburg circuit

1875    license

1878    ordained

 

Interment: Cedar Grove Cemetery, Chambersburg PA

Obit: 1898,49

 

1875-88           Fulton circuit

1888-89           Horse Valley

1889-90           Fulton circuit

1890                retired due to ill health

 

Note: John R. Croft is the father of Edward J. Croft (1873-1956) of the Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church.



 

CRONE, AUGUSTUS C.

 

Born: 8-4-1875  Dover, York County                                    married: Elizabeth R. Reichenbauch

Died: 2-10-1968                                                          obit: 1974,436

Miller-Raker #: 507

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1901    quarterly conference license, Rohlers

1903    license

1908    ordained

 

Interment: Kutz’s Cemetery, Cumberland County

Obit: 1968,125

 

1904-07           Carlisle circuit

1907-08           Taneytown

1908-11           Springett

1911-14           York Haven

1914-19           Winterstown

1919-26           Shepherdstown

1926-28           Boiling Springs

1928-30           Bendersville

1930-37           Jefferson

1937-42                      Mechanicsburg circuit

1942                retired, attended Carlisle Grace



 

CRONISE, B.F.

 

Born: [1829]                                                                            married:

Died: 8-?-1896                                                                        obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

?          license, Methodist Episcopal Church

1879    ordained, Virginia Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1887                charter member of Maryland Conference



 

CROWELL, ABRAHAM

 

Born: 1-10-1829  Osceola Mills PA                            married: Mary Kephart

Died: 2-20-1887                                                          obit: [2/2/1831 – 3/14/1905]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 92 & 104

Gibble list: no

 

1855    license, Allegheny Conference

1858    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Iowa Conference 1897,24

 

1856-57           Curwensville

1957-59           Luthersburg mission

1859-61           Bellefonte

1861-63           Jefferson

1863-64           Kittaning

                        transfer to Iowa Conference

 

Note: Abraham Crowell apparently was torn between Pennsylvania and Iowa.   He is listed as transferring to Iowa Conference in 1857, transferring back to Allegheny Conference in 1858, and transferring to Iowa Conference in 1861 – even though he appears to have been appointed in the Allegheny Conference continuously until 1864.  Mrs. Crowell is the daughter of Henry Kephart and a sister Isaiah Lafayette Kephart, bishop Ezekiel Boring Kephart and bishop Cyrus Jeffries Kephart.


 

CROWELL, CHARLES

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died: 1878                                                                  obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 34

Gibble list: no

 

1840    license, Allegheny Conference

1846    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1841-42           Huntingdon

1842-43           no minutes taken

1843-44           Juniata

1844-45           Washington

1845-46           Liverpool

1846-48           Bellefonte

1848-49           Schellsburg

1849-50           Somerset

 

1860-61           Curwensville  

 

Note: Charles Crowell is believed to be a cousin of Abraham Crowell, but the exact relationship has not yet been established.


 

CRUM, CHRISTIAN

 

Born: 1763  Frederick County MD                            married: Christiana Schmidt

Died: 7-30-1820                                                          obit: [1749->1831]

Miller-Raker #: 18

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1791    license

1815    ordained

 

Interment: Mt. Hebron Cemetery, Winchester VA

Obit:

 

1810-11           Virginia circuit

 

Note: The birth and death information comes from the 1968 Miller-Raker history, page 373 – but it disagrees with other sources.  Funkhouser’s 1921 History of the Virginia Conference gives his death as 1823, and most other sources give his birth year as 1748 in Carbon County PA – this is necessary to agree with his daughter Susanna being born in 1776 and marrying William Amrose, for his Revolutionary War service, etc.  Christian is the twin brother of Henry Crum.  Christian and Henry are reported to have been chaplains under George Washington in the Revolutionary War. 

 



CRUM, HENRY

 

Born: 1763 Frederick County MD                             married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 27

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1800    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

Note: Henry is the twin brother of Christian Crum – see the note on Christian’s file regarding their birth year  Christian and Henry are reported to have been chaplains under George Washington in the Revolutionary War.  Henry is reported to have become a Methodist minister and started the Methodist work several miles northwest of Berryville, Clarke County VA.

 



CRUMBLING/CRUMLING,  see GRUMBLING

 


 

CULP, LEROY THOMAS

 

Born: 1894                                                                  married: Catherine Shaffer

Died: 1981                                                                  obit: [1896-1976]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 492

Gibble list: no

 

1924    quarterly conference license

1925    license, Allegheny Conference

1928    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Pringle Hill Cemetery, Wilmore PA

Obit:

 

1924-27           Port Matilda

1927-31           Trafford

1931-32           Hollsopple (ending 9/28/31)

1932                name erased, page 75

 



CUNKLE, PAUL VINCENT

 

Born: 1-11-1916                                                          married: Gracella _____

Died: 9-8-1991  East Hampton NY                            obit:

Miller-Raker #: 681

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1935    license, recommended by West Fairview

1941    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit: biographical files at conference archives

 

1935-38           student, Lebanon Valley College

1938-41                      student, Bonebrake [United] Seminary

1941-42           without appointment (started at Windsor 2/1/42)

1942-48           Windsor

1848-50           Chambersburg First, assistant

1950-55           York Fifth

1955-56           living on Long Island NY

1956-63           high school social studies teacher, Deer Park NY

1963                reclassified as local elder

1963-68           high school social studies teacher, Deer Park NY

1968-69           living on Long Island NY

1969-81           Amagansett & Springs Presbyterian charge, East Hampton NY

1981                retired



 

CUNNINGHAM, B.F.

 

Born:                                                                           married: _____ _____

Died: 1916                                                                  obit: [California Conference 1917,30]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 327

Gibble list: no

 

license

1906    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: [California Conference 1917,30]

 

1903                Hollsopple circuit (6/25 – 9/1)

1904                transfer to Allegheny Conference

1904                Hollsopple circuit (3/1 – 10/1)

1907                transfer to Michigan Conference

1907-10           Grand Rapids First

                        Anderson IN

1913-14           Los Angeles Third CA

1914                transfer to California Conference

 

Note: B.F. Cunningham drowned in a swimming accident near Los Angeles.

 



CUNNINGHAM, S.H.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #:

Gibble list: no

 

1921    license, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1926                withdrew

 

 


 

CURRY, CONRAD KREIDER

 

Born: 1-18-1896                                                          married: Edna Hocker

Died: 12-10-1929                                                        obit: [d. 2/11/1920]

Miller-Raker #: no                                                       married2: Sarah Ann Muth

Fulton #: no                                                                  obit2:

Gibble list: yes

 

1920    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1928    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Balsbaugh’s United Christian Church, Hershey PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1930,12

 

1922-23           Brunnerville

1923-29           Lickdale

 

Note: Conrad K. Curry is a brother to Rev. Irwin K. Curry (1904-1965) of the United Christian Church.

 


 

CUTLOUGH, R.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit: Allegheny Conference

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 23

Gibble list: no

 

?          license,

1840    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Allegheny Conference

 

1839                charter member of Allegheny Conference

1854                name erased