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KACHEL, W.H.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes [KACKEL]

 

1916    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

1916-17           Jonestown

1917-19           local

1919                referred

 

Note: This is believed to be the Rev. William Henry Kachel, affiliation unknown, Dickinson College class of 1913 (n.g.), residing in Pottstown in 1922.



KAHLER, CHARLES

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no      

Fulton #: no    

Gibble list: no 

 

license

ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

                        Church of God

1886                Rockville

1889                Matamoras

1895                Brisbin

1899-01           Mahaffey, Allegheny Conference of the United Brethren Church

                        Red Hill

 

Note:  C. Kahler served in the Allegheny Conference under “others employed in the conference.”      He was a preacher/evangelist in the Church of God.

 


 

KAUFFMAN, ABRAHAM H.

 

Born: 1815                                                                  married:

Died: 2-20-1897                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1853    license, Philadelphia Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

1869    license, East Pennsylvania Conference: recommended by Mountville circuit

1872    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Washington Boro PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1897,40

 

1868-70           Mountville

1870-71           Northumberland circuit

1871-74           Monocacy circuit

1874-75           Allentown English mission

1875-80           Conestoga circuit

1880-82           Highspire circuit

1882-83           Swatara

1883-85           Middletown station

1885-86           Yocumtown  [Pennsylvania Conference]

1886                retired to Columbia

                             1896  Marietta (5 months)

 


 

KANAGA, SOLOMON S.

 

Born: 12-?-1839  OH                                                  married: Angeline B. Kohr [1867]

Died: 1917                                                                  obit: [3/26/1846 – 7/?/1922]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 153

Gibble list: no

 

?          license

?          ordained

 

Interment: Greenlawn Cemetery, Wilmot OH

Obit:

 

1871                transfer to Allegheny Conference

                        Greensburg

1879                dismissed

 

Note: S.S. Kanaga moved to Taylorville IL, where he farmed and served as a local preacher for the Methodist Episcopal Church.  Mrs. Kanaga is a first cousin to Thomas H. Kohr.


 

KAPP, J.L.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 402

Gibble list: no

 

?          license

?          ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1912                “transfer” to Allegheny Conference of the United Brethren Church

1918                transfer to

1922-23           Beaucoup, Southern Illinois Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

1923                “transfer” to Southern Illinois Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

1823-25           Beaucoup

 

Note: J.L. Kapp appears to have begun his ministry in the United Brethren Old Constitution Church.


 

KAUFFMAN, CHRISTIAN

 

Born: 3-5-1798                                                            married:

Died: 5-2-1877                                                            obit:

Miller-Raker #: 270

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1844    license

1847    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Annville PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1878,16

 

1846                charter member of East Pennsylvania Conference

1850-51           Lancaster circuit

1853-54           Berks County circuit

1854-56           Hummelstown circuit

1858-59           Lancaster circuit

1859-61           Union County circuit

 

Note. Christian Kauffman appears not to have been available for appointment every year.  This may be Christian Miller Kauffman, and possibly the brother of Daniel M. Kauffman.

 


 

KAUFFMAN, DANIEL M.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1857    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1860    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

1856-57           Dauphin circuit

1857-58           Millheim circuit

1858-59           Union County circuit

1859-60           Lebanon circuit

1860-63           Schuylkill Haven circuit

1863-64           Reading Zion

1875    name erased

 

Note: This may be Daniel Miller Kauffman, and possibly a brother of Christian Kauffman.

 


 

KAUFFMAN, GEORGE

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1867-68           Sinking Spring circuit (part year)

 

Note.  This person is otherwise unknown.  This could be a mis-rendering of George W. Hoffman, who served Sinking Spring circuit part of 1868-69.

 



KAUFFMAN, GERALD DONALD

 

Born: 6-20-1923                                                          married: Eleanor Hershey

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 701

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1944    license, recommended by Bixler’s: Manchester MD charge

1946    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1943-44           student, Lebanon Valley College

                             1943-44  Fishing Creek Salem

1944-47           student, Yale Divinity School

1946-47           Newburg

1947-48           Pawtucket RI First Congregational

1948-52           Hagerstown St. Paul’s

1952-57           York Third

1957-89           Carlisle Grace

1989                retired

 

Note: Gerald D. Kauffman is the son of Walter I. Kauffman and brother of Lester M. Kauffman.

 


 

KAUFFMAN, JOHN WARREN

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1901    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1908    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1902-06           student, Lebanon Valley College

                        1902-03  Hillsdale circuit

                        1903-04  West Lebanon

                        1904-06  Sinking Spring

1906-07           local, in Philadelphia

1907-10           Philadelphia First

1910-12           Paradise St. John’s

1912-13           student, Princeton Theological Seminary

1913                honorable dismissal, to join another denomination

1916                Path Valley Presbyterian Church

1940’s             Farmville VA Presbyterian Church

 

Note. J. Warren Kauffman was functioning as a local preacher in Philadelphia, and he assumed responsibility at First during the 1907-08 conference year when D.E. Long became solicitor for Lebanon Valley College. 

 



KAUFFMAN, LESTER MILLARD

 

Born: 12-5-1906  York PA                                         married: Grace Witmer

Died: 12-24-1993  Chambersburg PA                        obit: [2/25/1907 – 1/30/1998]

Miller-Raker #: 661

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1928    license, recommended by Dover

1934    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit: Baltimore Conference 1994,512

 

1928-30           student, Lebanon Valley College

                             1928-29  Fishing Creek Salem (attachment to York Haven charge)

                             1929-30  Carlisle circuit

1930-33           student, Bonebrake [United] Seminary

1933-34           living at home (Dover, Spring Run)

1934-39           Lemasters

1939-48           Chambersburg Park Avenue

1948-56           New Cumberland Trinity

1956-70           Hagerstown St. Paul’s [Otterbein]

1970                retired

 

Note: Lester M. Kauffman is the son of Walter I. Kauffman , brother of Gerald D. Kauffman, and father of Robert W. Kauffman.  His picture is on the cover of the 5/13/1933 Religious Telescope as a member of the Bonebrake Seminary class of 1933.

 



KAUFFMAN, PAUL WILFRED

 

Born: 1-4-1929                                                            married: Dee _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 726

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1950    license, recommended by Dallastown Bethlehem

1953    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1950-51           Miamisburg OH, Ohio Miami Conference

1951-53           Rosewood OH, Ohio Miami Conference

1953-57           Fayetteville

1957-59           West Fairview

1959-62           Boonsboro

1962-65           York area parish

1965-70           Emigsville-Longstown

1970-75           Mt. Nebo charge

1975-80           Newport parish

1980-83           Montgomery

1983-91           Harrisburg Twenty-ninth Street

1991                retired

[1991-2001      Harrisburg First and Otterbein]

 


 

KAUFFMAN, ROBERT WITMER

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 754

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1956    license, recommended by New Cumberland Trinity

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1956-58                      living at home (Hagerstown MD)

1958                withdrew to join Lutheran Church and prepare for their ministry  1958,75

 

Note: Robert W. Kauffman is the son of Lester M. Kauffman and grandson of Walter I. Kauffman.  He appears not to have followed through on plans to enter the Lutheran ministry.  According to his father’s 1994 obituary, he was living in Duxbury MA.  In 2002 he appears to be living at 1080 E McKinley Street, Chambersburg PA 17201-2861, (717)263-8083.

 


 

KAUFFMAN, RUDOLPH

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1867-68           Lancaster circuit

 


 

KAUFFMAN, SAMUEL GETZ

 

Born: 11-20-1854  Lancaster County PA                   married: Hettie Ann Eidenmiller

Died: 1-13-1938  Neffsville PA                                 obit: [d. 6/18/1927]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1888    quarterly conference license, Refton

1891    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1894    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Neffsville PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1938,13

 

1891-95           Intercourse

1895-01           Manor

1901-05           Refton

1905-08           Denver Trinity

1908-11           Schuylkill Haven

1911-13           Centerville

1913-33           Neffsville

1933                retired

 



KAUFFMAN, WALTER I.

 

Born: 9-10-1882  Hellam PA                                      married: Sarah R. Welty

Died: 11-3-1965                                                          obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1977,269

Miller-Raker #: 646

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1919    quarterly conference license, Longstown church of Red Lion charge

1921    license, Pennsylvania Conference of the United Brethren in Christ (Old Constitution)

1930    ordained

 

Interment: Longstown Cemetery, York County PA

Obit: Susquehanna Conference 1966, 145

 

1920-24           Heidlersburg

1924-26           Franklintown

1926                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference from UBOC

1926-32           Dover

1932-37           Spring Run

1937-46           Manchester MD

1946-49           Oakville

1949                retired

                             1951-56      Upper Strasburg

 

Note: He is the father of Gerald D. Kauffman and Lester M. Kauffman, and the grandfather of Robert W. Kauffman.  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.


 

KAUTERMAN, JOHN A JR.

 

Born: 6-3-1884  Schuylkill Haven PA                        married: Bertha M. Kauffman [11/13/1908]

Died: 9-25-1972  Pottsville PA                                  obit: [5/29/1883 – 3/28/1969]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

Interment: [possibly Kimmel’s Church Cemetery, Schuylkill County PA]

Obit:

 

1923-38           Cressona

 

Note:  For 1923-25, H.F. Boeshore was the assigned pastor, but he was too ill to serve.  John A. Kauterman was listed each year under “others employed in the conference,” and his status or qualifications are unclear.  He lived in Schuylkill Haven and worked as a baker.

 


 

KAUTZ, JOHN

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 97

Gibble list: no

 

1856    license, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Allegheny Conference

 

1860                name erased


 

KECK, BENJAMIN K.

 

Born: 12-12-1825                                                        married: Susanna DeEsch

Died: 2-25-1892                                                          obit: [2/8/1823 – 7/21/1894]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1873    license, East German Conference

1873    ordained, East German Conference

 

Interment: East Texas PA

Obit: East German Conference1892,50

 

1876-79           Lehigh Valley circuit

1879-82           Bellegrove circuit

1882-84           Jonestown circuit

1884-85           Northampton circuit

1885-88           Lebanon circuit

 



KECKLER, BENJAMIN F.

 

Born: 4-9-1894                                                            married: Caroline _____

Died: 11-2-1969  Ft. Wayne IN                                 obit:

Miller-Raker #: 632

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1924    license, recommended by Enola

 

Interment: Shoopes Cemetery, Harrisburg PA

Obit:

 

1924-26           Fishing Creek Salem (attachment to York Haven charge)

     1925  Shermansdale (“a few weeks”  1926,23)

1926-27           Fishing Creek Salem (attachment to New Cumberland charge)

1927-28           living in Enola

1928                transfer to East Pennsylvania Eldership of the Church of God  1928,51

                        Mt. Laurel (Piketown) [Dauphin County]

                        Bainbridge [Lancaster County]

                        Eberly Mills and Glenville [Cumberland County and Perry County]

                        Harrisburg Nagle Street

                        Duncannon

                        Goldsboro

 

Note: Benjamin F. Keckler's son and grandson Benjamin F. Keckler Jr and Benjamin F. Keckler III graduated from Winebrenner Theological Seminary in Findlay OH in 1955 and 1976 respectively.  Contact person in 2003 is grandson Marlin Keckler Jr, 11 Pennsboro Drive, Enola PA  17025.

 


 

KEECH, ROGER EUGENE

 

Born: 8-13-1923  Akron OH                                      married: Ruth Evelyn Gearhart

Died: 1-7-2010  Chambersburg PA                            obit: 2006,417

Miller-Raker #: 713

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1949    license

1953    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1949-53           assistant chaplain, Soldiers & Sailors Home in Zenia OH

1953-58           Myersville

1958-64           Spry

1964-81           York Fifth [Messiah]

1981-88           Shippensburg Messiah

1988                retired

                             1989-94  mission interpreter, Conference Board of Global Ministries

                             1995-97  visitation pastor, Waynesboro Faith

 


 

KEEDY, DAVID D.

 

Born: 2-16-1830  Washington County MD                married: Lucinda Brechbill [1855]

Died: 1-12-1895  Keedysville MD                             obit: [5/?/1839 – 3/20/1930]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 90

Gibble list: no

 

1855    license, Allegheny Conference

1859    ordained, Virginia Conference

 

Interment: Fairview Cemetery, Keedysville MD

Obit: Maryland Conference 1895,18

 

1855-56           Blair circuit

1857                transfer to Virginia Conference

1857-58           Hagerstown circuit

1858-59           Otterbein station

1887                charter member of Maryland Conference

 


 

KEELEY, WILLIAM BIRD

 

Born: 4-19-1860  Dublin, Ireland                               married: Nannie Hannah Southworth

Died: 3-12-1910  Rouzerville                                     obit:

Miller-Raker #: 539

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

            1ocal preacher, Wesleyan Methodist Church in England

1892    probationer, North West Kansas Conference of Methodist Episcopal Church

1896    ordained. North West Kansas Conference of Methodist Episcopal Church

1901    license, Virginia Conference

 

Interment: Burns Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church 1910,121

 

                        Jamestown

                        Weber

                        Narka

                        Formosa

                        one year in Iowa

                        one year in Nebraska

1901                transfer to Virginia Conference of United Brethren Church

1901-03           Lacey Springs

1903-05           Harrisonburg

1905-06           Rocky Spring, Pennsylvania Conference

1906                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference, page 50

1906-07           Rocky Spring

1907                open transfer, page 46 & 66

1907-09           Rouzerville, Central Pennsylvania Conference of Methodist Episcopal Church

1909                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference of Methodist Episcopal Church

1909-10           Rouzerville

 

Note: While William Bird Keeley served Rocky Spring, he was also the chaplain for the Scotland Home.

 


 

KEENE, JAMES CALVIN

 

Born: 2-29-1908  Enders PA                                      married: Elsa Feichtinger

Died: 11-7-2002  Lewisburg PA                                obit: [1/2/1903 – 9/15/1994]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1927    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Union Cemetery, Penns Creek PA

Obit:

 

1926-30           student, Lebanon Valley College

1938                referred

 

Note: J. Calvin Keene is the son of James Edward Keene.  He earned a PhD in Religion from Yale University in 1927 and taught at Howard University and other schools.  Mrs. Keene was born in Linz, Austria, and the Keenes were married 4/20/1934 in Izmir, Turkey.  They lived their final years at the denominational home in Lewisburg.

 


 

KEENE, JAMES EDWARD

 

Born: 10-21-1878  Reading PA                                  married: Nora Mary Kershner

Died: 9-4-1966  Quincy PA                                        obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1957,49

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1902    quarterly conference license, Reading Salem

1903    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1907    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Charles Evans Cemetery, Reading PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1967,124

 

1902-03           Hustontown, Allegheny Conference

1903-04           Intercourse circuit

1904-08           Jacksonville circuit

1908-09           Denver Trinity

1909-14           Lititz

1914-18           Lancaster Otterbein

1918-26           Mont Claire

1926-33           Pine Grove

1933-43           Cleona-Pleasant Hill

1943-47           Avon

1947-50           Coatesville

1950                retired

 


 

KEESEY, Thomas L.

 

Born: c1828  PA                                                         married: Margaret Ann Johnston

Died:                                                                           obit: [9/21/1827 – 10/19/1917]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 84

Gibble list: no

 

1854    license, Allegheny Conference

1856    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1853-54           Jefferson

1854-57           Blair

1857-59           Johnstown station

1859-60           Mt. Pleasant (did not finish the year)

1860                expelled

 

Note: Thomas L. Keesey “disappeared” in October 1859 at the same time as did a local “very handsome and fascinating grass widow.”  A “grass widow” is a woman divorced or temporarily separated from her husband.  Mrs. Keesey gave birth to their fifth child in March 1860 and in late 1860 married a Mr. (Jacob?) Hoover.  The Keesey family appears to claim Oliver township, Mifflin County, as their home during the 1850’s (in the census, and for the birth of their children) – even while T.L. Keesey was serving in other areas.


 

KEIPER, JOHN ALFRED

 

Born: 12-19-1861  Elizabethville PA                          married: Gertrude V. Barr

Died: 4-19-1933                                                          obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1950,28

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1885    quarterly conference license

1888    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1891    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Tower City PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1933,14

 

1888-90           Tremont circuit

1890-91           Tower City

1891-93           Lykens

1893-01           Myerstown

1901-10           Oberlin

1910-14           Philadelphia First

1914-17           Allentown Linden Street

1917-19           Pottstown

1919-21           Lebanon Memorial

1921-22           Pine Grove

1922-25           Lebanon Hebron

1925-31           Tower City

1931                retired

                        1931-32  Lickdale and Greenpoint

                        1932-33  Lickdale

 

Note: John A. Keiper is a brother to Laura Keiper (Mrs. Harry E.) Miller.

 


 

KEIRN, JOSEPH B.

 

Born: 6-2-1862  Clearfield County PA                      married: Ella Thompson

Died: 6-16-1939  Salix PA                                         obit: Allegheny Conference 1946,65

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 306

Gibble list: no

 

1898    quarterly conference license

1902    license, Allegheny Conference

1906    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Dunmire Cemetery, Salix PA

Obit:  Allegheny Conference 1939,58

 

1901-03           Berlin

1903-07           Cambria

1907-08           Ligonier

1908-09           New Florence

1909-10           ?

1910-13           Fayette

1913-15           Madison

1915-16           McKeesport First

1916-18           Rockwood

1918-20           Ralphton

1920-21           Knoxdale

1921-22           Wall

1922-23           Belsano

1923-24           Orbisonia

1924-27           Wyano

1927-29           Dunlo

1929-31           Houserville

1931                retired

                              1935-36  Rutherford (beginning 1/13/1935) 

                               1936-37  Mt. Olive on Sidman-St. Michael charge (beginning 12/22/1936)

                               1937-38  Mt. Olive on Sidman-St. Michael charge (beginning 10/1/1937)

                               1938-39  Mt. Olive on Sidman-St. Michael charge (beginning 11/19/1938)

 


 

KEISTER, GEORGE

 

Born: c1847                                                                married: Lillian A. Ressler

Died: 1880                                                                  obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 163

Gibble list: no

 

1874    license, Allegheny Conference

1878    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Woodland Cemetery, Dayton OH

Obit:

 

1875-80           faculty, Union Biblical Seminary

 

Note: George Keister is a brother to Lawrence W. Keister.  He was a graduate of Otterbein University and the Theological Department of Boston University.  Mrs. Keister is the daughter of Jacob B. Ressler and a sister to John I.L. Ressler.


 

KEISTER, LAWRENCE W.

 

Born: 8-28-1856  near Scottdale PA                          married: Eliza Campbell

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no                                                       married2: Mary Cora Brittania Cormany

Fulton #: 214 & 242                                                    obit2: [5/3/1862 -

Gibble list: no

 

1881    quarterly conference license

1885    license, Allegheny Conference

1886    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1945,56

 

1877-82           student, Otterbein University

1882-85           student, Boston University School of Theology

1885                Clarion River (3 months)

1885-86           Morrellville

1886-87           Greensburg

1887                transfer to California Conference

1887-90           living in California

1890                transfer to Allegheny Conference

1890-94           Wilkinsburg

1894-95           Tyrone

1895-00           Scottdale

1900-01           faculty, Otterbein College

1901-07           Mount Pleasant

1907-12           president, Lebanon Valley College

1912                "publishing and writing"

 

Note:  Lawrence W. Keister is a brother to George Keister.  The middle initial for Lawrence Keister is variously given as L (supposedly for Laurence) or W.  The conference archives has several booklets by Lawrence Keister.  There are biographical sketches of Lawrence Keister in Wallace's 1966 Centennial History of Lebanon Valley College, page 139, and in Fulton's 1931 History of the Allegheny Conference, page 75.  The latter book also includes, on page 80, a biographical sketch of his father, the prominent Allegheny Conference layman Solomon Keister (1816-1901) – and, on page 90, a biographical sketch of his brother, Allegheny Conference layman Albert Keister (1894-1929).   Mrs. Keister is the daughter of Samuel E. Cormany and a first cousin to Emma Cormany (Mrs. John O.) Clippinger.

 


 

KEISTER, SAMUEL W.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Mary P. Nease [1879]

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 276

Gibble list: no

 

quarterly conference license

license, Allegheny Conference

ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

                        Miami Conference

1896-97           Mt. Pleasant

1897                transfer to Allegheny Conference

1897-01           Mount Pleasant

1901-05           superintendent, West District

1906-08           evangelist at large

1908-11           Johnstown Park Avenue

1911-13           field educational secretary, Home Missionary Society

1913-18           living in Westerville OH: field agent, Bonebrake [United] Seminary in Dayton OH

1918                transfer to Miami Conference

1924                no longer listed

 

Note: Samuel W. Keister is the son of Samuel and Eliza Keister of Germantown OH and does not appear to be directly related to Lawrence Keister and the other Keisters of the Allegheny Conference.

 



KELLER, CHARLES HENRY

 

Born: 12-12-1905                                                        married: Goldie L. Wechtenhizer

Died:  9-1-1983                                                           obit: East Ohio Conference 1998,142

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 497

Gibble list: no

 

1923    quarterly conference license

1925    license, Allegheny Conference

1931    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: East Ohio Conference 1984,vI,117

 

1925-29           student, Otterbein College in Westerville OH

1929-31           student, Bonebrake [United] Theological Seminary in Dayton OH

1931-32           Beaver Falls

1932-37           Fayette

1937-43           Herminie

1943-44           Parkersburg WV

1944-45           Cincinnati OH Norris Memorial

1945                transfer to Miami Conference

1945-46           Cincinnati OH Norris Memorial

 

Note: Charles H. Keller is the husband of Goldie W. Keller.  He is also the author of the 1943 History of the Allegheny Conference,

 



KELLER, GOLDIE L. WECHTENHIZER

 

Born: 2-28-1908                                                          married: Charles H. Keller

Died:  3-9-1997                                                           obit: East Ohio Conference 1984,vI,117

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 517

Gibble list: no

 

1926    quarterly conference license, Central City

1928    license, Allegheny Conference

1930    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: East Ohio Conference 1998,142

 

1928-30           student, Bonebrake [United] Theological Seminary in Dayton OH

1930-31          

1931-32           Beaver Falls

1932-37           Fayette

1937-43           Herminie

1943-44           Parkersburg WV

1944-45           Cincinnati OH Norris Memorial

1945                transfer to Miami Conference

1945                located

 

Note: Goldie W. Keller is the wife of Charles H. Keller.  She is listed in the EUB yearbooks up to 1968, but does not appear in the United Methodist General Minutes beginning in 1969.

 


 

KELLY, GEORGE EDWARD

 

Born:  10-23-1898  Runville PA                                 married: Lucinda Muriel McFarland

Died:  3-30-1985  Johnstown PA                               obit: [d. 4/14/1966]

Miller-Raker #: no                                                       married2: Mrs. Blanche Wood Brady

Fulton #: 470                                                               obit2: Western Pennsylvania Conference 1992,315

Gibble list: no

 

1921    quarterly conference license

1923    license, Allegheny Conference

1929    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Rockwood PA

Obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 1985,381

 

1928-31           Jefferson

1931-42           Wilmore–Dunlo

1942-48           Huntingdon

1948-59           East Connellsville

1959-68           Casselman

1968                retired

 

Note: G. Edward Kelly is the son of John F. Kelly.

 



KELLY, J.W.A.

 

Born: 4-5-1860  near Port Trevorton PA                    married: Anna M. Zimmerman

Died: 11-22-1935  Williamsport PA                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 313, 526

Gibble list: yes [KELLEY]

 

1889    quarterly conference license, South Williamsport

1897    license, East German Conference

1901    ordained, East German Conference

 

Interment: Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport PA

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1936,59

 

1891-98           Shamokin Second

1898-00           Milton

1900-02           South Williamsport
1902                transfer to Allegheny Conference

1902-04           South Williamsport

1904                local, living in Williamsport

1926                dropped
1929                re-instated

 

Note:  J.W.A. Kelly retired from the active ministry in 1904 because of ill health.  He took secular employment and was an active member at South Williamsport.  He was vice-president of the Billy Sunday Brotherhood of Williamsport and was instrumental in getting Mr. Sunday to come and lay the cornerstone 11/22/1925 for the new sanctuary.

 


 

KELLY, JOHN FRANKLIN

 

Born:  8-21-1865  Martha Furnace PA                       married: Eliza Jane Gates

Died:  1-20-1948  Altoona PA                                   obit: Allegheny Conference 1902,49

Miller-Raker #: no                                                       married2: Lillian May Spain

Fulton #: 263                                                               obit2:  Allegheny Conference 1935,57

Gibble list: no

 

1893    quarterly conference license

1894    license, Allegheny Conference

1898    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:  Lewistown PA

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1948,66

 

1893-95           East Salem

1895-98           Runville

1898-99           New Florence

1899-01           Middletown

1901-02           Middleburg

1902-04           Liverpool

1904-06           Wilmore

1906-08           Greenwood

1908-10           Lovett

1910-11           Shanksville

1911-12           Milton

1912-14           Clearfield

1914-15           Coalport

1915-18           East Freedom

1918-20           Hooversville

1920-22           Mill Run

1922-35           local pastor

1935                retired

 

Note: John F. Kelly is the father of G. Edward Kelly.

 



KELLY, M.N.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1881-82           Catasauqua circuit, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Note: M.N. Kelly is otherwise unknown

 


 

KEMP, GEORGE W.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1934    quarterly conference license

1935    license, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1935-37           student

1937-39           Mahaffey (beginning 11/16/1937 and ending 4/17/1939)

1942-43           Zion

1944-45           Wall

1945-51           Wilmerding YMCA

1951-56           no appointment at own request

1956                no longer listed

 



KEMP, PETER

 

Born: 6-28-1749                                                          married: Mary Lehman

Died: 2-26-1811                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: 43

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1801    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

Note:  Mrs. Kemp is the daughter of Adam Lehman.  It was in the Peter Kemp home near Frederick MD that the United Brethren denomination was organized on September 25, 1800.  Holdcraft’s 1939 History of the Pennsylvania Conference, page 300, and Weaver’s 1908 Minutes of the 1819-24 Conferences, page 47, give brief biographies.

 



KEMPER, J. R.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 421

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

            Parkersburg Conference

1887                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference, page 3

1890                dismissed  1890,16



 

KENDALL, DANIEL HOMER

 

Born: 9-21-1913  Hagerstown MD                             married: Mary Genevieve Kendle

Died: 1-31-1991  Hagerstown MD                             obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1990,456

Miller-Raker #: 688

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1938    license, recommended by Hagerstown Grace

1939    ordained

 

Interment: Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown MD

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1991,481

 

1940-47           Keedysville

1947-50           Baltimore Salem

1950-59           Chewsville

1959-67           Shippensburg Messiah

1967-72           Wormleysburg St. Paul’s

1972-78                      Oberlin Neidig Memorial

1978                retired

 


 

KENDIG, LILLIAN MAY

 

Born:  5-26-1890  Mowersville PA                             married: Harry Verde Cole [1925]

Died: 9-?-1982                                                            obit: [9/4/1880 – 2/5/1962]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

           

1918    license, New Mexico Mission Conference  1917,39

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1916-25           faculty, McCurdy Mission School in Espanola NM

                             1918-21  superintendent

 

Note: Lillian M. Kendig is a great niece to Jacob High Snoke.  A biographical sketch of home missionary Lillian Kendig Cole is given in Holdcraft's 1939 History of the Pennsylvania Conference, page 329.  After their marriage, the Coles settled in Indiana.

 



KENDIG, M.D.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1918-20           Brunnerville, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Note: M.D. Kendig is otherwise unknown.

 



KEPERLING, IRA C.

 

Born: 9-13-1923                                                          married: Elizabeth Zeigler

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 714

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

            quarterly conference license, Highville Church in Manor township of Lancaster County

1949    license

1957    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1944-46           student, Lebanon Valley College

                        1944-46  Lickdale circuit (ending 6/46), East Pennsylvania Conference

1946-49           student, seminary

1949-57           Manchester MD

1957-63           Winterstown

1963-70           Hagerstown Emanuel

1970                transfer to Baltimore Conference

1970-79           Govans

1979-83           Greenbelt Mowatt Memorial

1983-85           Williamsport Rehobeth

1985                retired

 

Note: Mrs. Keperling is the daughter of Roy R. Zeigler.

 


 

KEPHART, CYRUS JEFFRIES

 

Born: 2-23-1852  Clearfield County PA                    married: Sarah Scott Perry

Died: 6-20-1932                                                          obit: Miami Conference 1928,34

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1874    license, Iowa Conference

1879    ordained, Iowa Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Kansas Conference 1932,15

1869-74           student, Western College in Toledo IA

1874-75           Toledo

1875-78           student, Union Biblical Seminary in Dayton OH

1878-79           principal, Avalon Academy in Avalon MO

1879-85           president, Avalon College in Avalon MO

1885-87           faculty, Western College in Toledo IA

1887-89           Des Moines East Side

1889                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1889-90           president, Lebanon Valley College

1890-94           Lebanon Trinity (beginning 1/1/90)

1894-97           field secretary, Pennsylvania Sunday School Association

1897                transfer to Iowa Conference

1897-99           president Avalon College in Trenton MO

1899-02           Des Moines Summit Park

1902-05           Lisbon IA

1905-08           president, Western College [renamed Leander Clark College] in Toledo IA

1908-13           Dayton First

1913-25           bishop

1925                retired

 

Note: Cyrus J. Kephart is the son of Henry Kephart and the brother of Ezekiel B. Kephart and Isaiah L. Kephart.  A biographical sketch of Bishop C.J. Kephart appears in the 1950 Bishops of the Church of the United Brethren in Christ by Koontz and Roush, pages 207-220.

 


 

KEPHART, EZEKIEL BORING

 

Born: 11-6-1834                                                          married: Susan J. Trefts

Died: 1-24-1906                                                          obit: [3/3/1835 – 3/22/1922]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 107

Gibble list: no

 

1858    quarterly conference license, Clearfield circuit

1859    license, Allegheny Conference

1861    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Annville PA

Obit: Indiana Conference 1906,40

 

1856-57           student, Williamsport Dickinson Seminary

1857-58           student, Mount Pleasant College

1858-59           teaching, local public school

1859-60           Troutville mission

1860-61           Johnstown

1861-63           Altoona First

1863-64           Greensburg and Mount Pleasant

1864-65           student, Otterbein University in Westerville OH

1865                transfer to ? [may not have followed through]

1865-66           principal, Michigan Collegiate Institute in Leoni MI

1866-67           Rochester and Industry

1867-68           Mount Pleasant circuit

1868-74           president, Western College near Cedar Rapids IA

1874                transfer to Iowa Conference

1874-81           president, Western College near Cedar Rapids IA [later removed to Toledo IA]

1881-05           bishop

 

Note: Ezekiel B. Kephart is the son of Henry Kephart and the brother of Cryus J. Kephart and Isaiah L. Kephart.  He is the father of Emma May Kephart Roop, wife of Hervin U. Roop, and of Lulu Maude Kephart, wife of L. Franklin John of the St. Joseph Conference.  A biographical sketch of Bishop E.B. Kephart appears in the 1950 Bishops of the Church of the United Brethren in Christ by Koontz and Roush, pages 75-91.

 



KEPHART, HENRY JR.

 

Born: 1-5-1802  Center Furnace PA                           married: Sarah Goss

Died: 5-5-1886  Shueyville IA                                   obit: [7/6/1808 – 10/30/1887]

Miller-Raker #: 192

Fulton #: 25 and 105

Gibble list: yes

 

1834    license

1837    ordained

 

Interment: Cedar Rapids IA

Obit: Iowa Conference 1887,35

 

1839                charter member of Allegheny Conference

1857                transfer to Iowa Conference

1858                transfer to Allegheny Conference

1861                transfer to Iowa Conference

 

Note: Henry Kephart was an active local preacher who reportedly only had charge of a field of labor one year.  He is the father of three very prominent denominational leaders: college president and editor Isaiah Lafayette Kephart (1832-1908), bishop Ezekiel Boring Kephart (1834-1906), and college president and bishop Cyrus Jeffries Kephart (1852-1932).  Published biographies of these prominent sons include much biographical detail on Henry and Sarah Kephart.  His daughter Mary married Abraham Crowell of the Allegheny Conference.

 


 

KEPHART, ISAIAH LAFAYETTE

 

Born: 9-8-1832  Clearfield County PA                      married: Mary Elizabeth Sowers

Died: 10-28-1908                                                        obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 106

Gibble list: yes

 

1857    quarterly conference license

1859    license, Allegheny Conference

1863    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Woodland Cemetery, Dayton OH

Obit: East Tennessee Conference 1908,12

 

1859-60           Mahoning circuit

1859-61           student, Otterbein College in Westerville OH

1861-62           Brush Valley

1862-63           East Salem

1863-64           McVeytown (did not finish the year)

1864-65           chaplain, US Army

1865-66           Hummelstown circuit

1866                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1866-67           Hummelstown circuit

1868                transfer to Iowa Conference

1876-78           actuary, United Brethren Mutual Aid Society in Lebanon PA

1878                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1878-84           actuary, United Brethren Mutual Aid Society in Lebanon PA

1884                  transfer to

1884-86           faculty, San Joaquin College in Woodbridge CA

1886-89           president, Westfield College in Westfield IL

1889-08           editor, The Religious Telescope

 

Note: Isaiah L. Kephart is the son of Henry Kephart and the brother of Cyrus J. Kephart and Ezekiel B. Kephart.  His biography, Life of Rev. Isaiah L. Kephart, D.D., was published by the United Brethren Publishing House in 1909.

 



KERNS, OTTIS ALFRED

 

Born: 6-21-1896  Coldwater OH                                married: Martha Elizabeth Hollinger

Died: 8-2-1974                                                            obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1983,411

Miller-Raker #: 761

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1921    ordained, Auglaize Conference of the United Brethren Church (Old Constitution)

 

Interment: Spring Hill Cemetery, Shippensburg PA

Obit:

 

1922-23                      Carlisle, Pennsylvania Conference (UBOC)

1923-24           Orrstown, Pennsylvania Conference (UBOC)

1924                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference (UBOC)

1924-25           Orrstown

1925-27           Mt. Pleasant

1927-28           Greencastle

1928-33           Lemasters

1933-37           professor, Huntington College

1937-40           living in Shippensburg RFD, conference treasurer

1940-44           living in Shippensburg RFD

1944-46           Heidlersburg

1946-47           Mainsville

1947-50           Franklintown

1950-54           Mainsville

1954-56           living in Shippensburg RFD

1956                withdrew  Pennsylvania Conference (UBOC), page 9

1957                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference, page 82

1957                                retired

                        1960    Upper Strasburg (Apr-Oct)

 

Note: No conference obituary is given for Ottis A. Kerns.  He is reported to have served Crider’s, but the UBOC appointments are tedious to reconstruct. As he seems to have lived in the same house 1937-56, some years with no appointment, it appears he may have left the UBOC because of efforts to “clean up” the ministerial rolls of non-itinerating pastors.

 


 

KESSLER, ELIAS ALVIN

 

Born: 11-28-1904  Schuylkill County PA                  married: Emma Mary Smeltzer

Died: 1-18-1992                                                          obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 1982,408

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1935    quarterly conference license, Barry

1938    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Barry UB Cemetery, Schuylkill County PA

Obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 1992,293

1940                transfer to Virginia Conference

1944-46           Kentucky Home Mission Fund

1946-51           Virginia Conference

1951-55           Beaver Falls First, Western Pennsylvania Conference

1953                transfer to Western Pennsylvania Conference

1953-55           Beaver Falls First

1955-58           Bradenville

1958-60           Port Matilda

1960-67           Conemaugh Calvary

1967-70           Conemaugh Calvary – Johnstown Mt. Hope

1970                retired

                             1971-74  Casselman (beginning 1/11/1971)

 

Note: Elias A. Kessler is the author of the book REIFLICH AND SEQUEL AS A COUNTRY PREACHER DISCOVERS WHILE SEARCHING THE SCRIPTURES.

 


 

KESSLER, JACOB SMITH

 

Born: 10-26-1812  Sinking Valley, Blair County PA married:

Died: 6-12-1863  Hummelstown PA                          obit: [d. 3/24/1852]

Miller-Raker #: 197                                                     maried2: Sarah _____

Fulton #: no                                                                 obit2:

Gibble list: yes

 

1835    license

1838    ordained

 

Interment: Mt. Kalmia Cemetery, Harrisburg PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1864,169

 

1836-37           Huntingdon circuit

1837-38           Juniata circuit

1838-40           Chambersburg circuit

1840-41           Dauphin circuit (resigned in mid-year for health reasons)

1841-43           local (for health reasons), living 4 miles east of Chambersburg

1843-45           Hershey’s station

1845-46           Highspire

1846-49           Shopp’s station [Shiremanstown]

1849-53           Philadelphia mission

1853-54           Harrisburg Front Street mission

1854-55           Rocky Spring circuit (resigned for health reasons, helped in Philadelphia)

1855-56           agent for Philadelphia church

1856-57           Lancaster, East Pennsylvania Conference

1857                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference, page 46

1857-58           Lancaster

1858-59           Highspire

1859-61           Hummelstown circuit (resigned for health reasons)

1861-62           postmaster, living in Hummelstown

 

Note: Jacob’s mother, Anna Smith [Schmitt], was raised near Frederick in a home visited often by Otterbein, Boehm, Geeting, Neidig, etc.  Isaiah L. Kephart wrote an 1867 biography of Jacob Smith Kessler.  Jacob Kessler had no children.

 


 

KESSLER, MATTHIAS

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died: 1812                                                                  obit:

Miller-Raker #: 39

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1801    license

 

Interment:

Obit: 1812,9

 


 

KEYS, WILLIAM SPRING HUBBELL

 

Born: 7-8-1826  Centre County PA                            married: Susan Crownover [10/7/1852]

Died: 1892                                                                  obit: [c1832 – c1892]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 60 [W.H.S.]

Gibble list: yes

 

1844    license, Allegheny Conference

1847    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1845-46           Huntingdon

1846-47           Juniata

1847-48           Somerset

1848-50           Jefferson

1850-51           Clearfield

1851-52           Westmoreland

1852-53           Mt. Pleasant station

1853-54           Bellefonte

1854-56           (no appointment)

1856-60           withdrew for financial reasons

1860-62           Fallen Timber

1862                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1862-66           New Holland

1866-68           Harrisburg First

1868-70           Columbia Salome

1870-74           Lebanon Trinity

1874-77           Shamokin First (did not finish final year)

1878                honorable dismissal

 

Note: W.S.H. Keys was in the newspaper business in Tyrone in the 1850’s.  He later became a Congregational minister in Missouri.

 



KIEFER, HIRAM SHERMAN

 

Born: 7-2-1875  Shellsville PA                                   married: Margaret Fasnacht

Died: 9-28-1955                                                          obit: [died 1943]

Miller-Raker #: no                                                       married2: Mrs. Olive Fegley Holderman

Fulton #: no                                                                 obit2:

Gibble list: yes

 

1902    quarterly conference license, Grantville

1903    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1909    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Oberlin Cemetery, Oberlin PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1956,29

1904-05           Union Deposit circuit

1905-08           Halifax

1908-10           Coatesville

1910-15           Lykens

1915-21           Oberlin

1921-29           Mt. Joy

1929-38           Avon

1938-48           Elizabethville

1948                retired

 


 

KIEFER, JAMES S.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1944    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1946    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

1944-48           living in Elizabethtown

1948-51           living in Bern, Switzerland

1951-57           living in Frankfort, Germany

1957                granted “certificate of recommendation”

                        to the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches, Spartanburg SC

 


 

KILLIAN, JOHN D.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 420

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1874    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1872-73           Shamokin First

1873-75           Jacksonville circuit

1875-77           Grantville circuit

1877-79           Intercourse

1879-81           Monocacy

1881-82           Monocacy circuit

1882-83           Berks County coircuit

1883-87           Hummelstown station

1887                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference, page 3

1887-88           Woodbury [Baltimore Otterbein Memorial] mission station

1888-90           Dallastown

1890-92           York First

1892-95           West Fairview

1895-96           Perry circuit (resigned 10/12/1895)

1896                dismissed  1896,9

 

1915                living in Philadelphia

 

Note: A picture of Rev. Killian appears in the 1915 75th anniversary booklet for York First.

 


 

KIMBERLEIN, HENRY

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1825    admitted?

 

Interment:

Obit:


 

KING, JOHN RESSLER

 

Born:  Fayette County PA                                          married: Zella Bates

Died:  1-23-1938  St. Petersburg FL                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 245

Gibble list: no

 

1887    quarterly conference license, Walnut Hill

1892    license, Allegheny Conference

1904    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Otterbein Cemetery, Westerville OH

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1938,61

 

1894-01           missionary, Sierra Leone [Africa]

1901-02           Beaver Falls

1902-12           missionary, Sierra Leone [Africa]

1912-26           superintendent, Otterbein Home in Lebanon OH

1926-38           superintendent, men's dormitory at Otterbein College in Westerville OH

 



KINGSBOROUGH, RAYMOND McCLELLAN

 

Born: 10-5-1922                                                          married: Pearl I Wilhelm

Died:                                                                           obit: Baltimore-Washington Conference 2007,581

Miller-Raker #: 763

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

?          Wesleyan Methodist Church, Middle Atlantic States Conference

1957    license, page 82 & 84

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1957-60           Manchester MD

1960-68           New Bloomfield

1968-70           Thurmont Deerfield

1970                transfer to Baltimore Conference

1970-77           Thurmont Deerfield

1977-83           Martinsburg Pikeside

1983-88           Darlington charge

1988                retired

 


 

KINNEAR, WILLIAM

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 134

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1828    license, Virginia Conference

1831    ordained, Virginia Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1830                charter member of Virginia Conference

                        apparently returned to the Pennsylvania Conference

1831-32           Huntington circuit

1832-33           Juniata circuit

1833                withdrew

 

Note: This surname is also rendered KENIER and KERNER.  A William Kinnear was a local ME preacher south of Erie in the Pittsburgh Conference in the mid 1830’s, but there appears to have been a Kinnear family indigenous to Venango County that produced the ME Rev. Gideon Kinnear (1809-1876).

 



KIPP, CALVIN

 

Born: 6-9-1929                                                            married: Marian Lucille Musselman

Died: 11-28-1987                                                        obit:

Miller-Raker #: 715

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1949    license

1955    ordained

 

Interment: Mount Zion Cemetery, Mechanicsburg PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1988,416

 

1949-52           Gardners-Mt. Victory

1952-55           Houston Congregational Christian (Ohio)

1955-58           Lemasters

1958-60           Chambersburg Park Avenue

1960-63           Middleburg-Shiloh

1963-79           Winterstown

1979-81           Hughesville Christ-Clarkstown

1981-87           disability

 


 

KIRACOFE, GEORGE WILLIAM

 

Born: 8-5-1847                                                            married: Katharine Koontz

Died: 8-19-1919                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: 383

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1874    license, Virginia Conference

1877    ordained, Virginia Conference

 

Interment: Keller VA

Obit:

 

1878                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference

1877-79           Liverpool  (first year = last part only)

1879-81           Perry circuit

1881-83           Littlestown circuit

1883-86           Greenmount circuit

1886-88           Winterstown circuit

1890                enters Baptist ministry

 

Note: George W. Kiracofe is a brother to John Wesley Kiracofe and Nimrod A. Kiracofe.

 


 

KIRACOFE, JOHN WESLEY

 

Born: 8-25-1842  near Stribling Springs VA  married: Catharine Virginia Snyder

Died: 8-29-1914  Hagerstown MD                             obit: [1846-1870]

Miller-Raker #: 422                                                     married2: Susan P. Buxton

Fulton #: no                                                                 obit2: 1939,41

Gibble list: no

 

1861    quarterly conference license,                                                                         

1863    license, Virginia Conference

1864    ordained, Virginia Conference

 

Interment: Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown MD

Obit: Pennsylvania Conference 1914,94

 

1862-63           Lacey Springs circuit

1863-64           Highland circuit

1864-66           Rockbridge circuit

1866-67           Winchester circuit

1867-68           Churchville circuit

1868-70           Frederick circuit

1870-73           Hagerstown St. Paul’s

1873-76           Boonsboro

1876-80           Keedysville

1880-85           Potomac circuit

1885-87           Newville, Pennsylvania Conference

1887                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference

1887-89           Newville

1889-94           Mechanicsburg First

1894-98           Mont Alto circuit

1898-99           Rocky Spring circuit

1899-00           Greencastle

1900-04           Boling Springs

1904-10           Frederick

1910-12           Windsor

1912                retired to Hagerstown MD

 

Note: The first Mrs. Kiracofe(4-10-1846 to 1-11-1870) is buried at Mt. Tabor Lutheran church in Augusta County VA, on route 252 8 miles from Staunton VA.  John Wesley Kiracofe is a brother to George W. Kiracofe and Nimrod A. Kiracofe.  Funkhouser’s 1921 History of the Virginia Conference, page 174, and Holdcraft’s 1939 History of the Pennsylvania Conference, page 300, give brief biographies.

 


 

KIRACOFE, NIMROD ADDISON

 

Born: 4-20-1849  Stribling Springs VA                      married: Mary Elizabeth (1870)

Died: 3-10-1921                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: 526                                                     married2: Kathryn Dick (1890)

Fulton #: no                                                                 obit2: 1930,62

Gibble list: yes

 

1886    license, Virginia Conference

1893    ordained, Maryland Conference

 

Interment: Mechanicsburg PA

Obit: Pennsylvania Conference 1921,69

 

1886                Lost River mission (apparently did not finish the year)

1886-87           Orrstown, Pennsylvania Conference (part year 1887,12)

1887                charter member of Maryland Conference

1887-88           Potomac [Williamsport Rehobeth]

1888-92           ?

1892-93           Manor circuit, East Pennsylvania Conference

1893                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1893-95           Manor circuit

1895-96           Chestnut Grove circuit

1896-97           Mount Joy circuit

1898-01           Pequea circuit

1901-02           Catawissa circuit

1902-03           supernumerary, living in Roaring Creek (Columbia County)

1903-04           living in Middleburg (Snyder County? or State Line?)

1904                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference

1904-05           Springett

1905-07           Perry circuit

1907-08           Rayville

1908-09           Mechanicsburg circuit

                        assistant superintendent, Mechanicsburg Old People’s Home

 

Note: Nimrod A. Kiracofe is a brother to George W. Kiracofe and John Wesley Kiracofe.  Funkhouser’s 1921 History of the Virginia Conference, page 174, gives a brief biography.  While Nimrod is a Bible name, Rev. Kiracofe was named for his mother’s brother Nimrod H. Showalter.

 



KIRBY, EDMUND WESLEY

 

Born: 4-?-1831  VA                                                                married1: Emma Massey Wilson

Died: 2-7-1902  Washington DC                                            obit: [9/27/1833 – 4/17/1907]

Miller-Raker #: no                                                                   married2: Mary Jane Hartley

Fulton #: no                                                                             obit2:

Gibble list: no

 

1853    ordained, Baltimore Conference of Methodist Episcopal Church

 

Interment: Arlington National Cemetery

Obit: see biographical files at the conference archives

 

1853-54           Woodstock VA

1854-55           Penn’s Valley

1855-56           Warrior’s Mark

1856-57           Manor Hill

1857-58           Clearfield circuit

1858                chart member of East Baltimore Conference ME

1858-59           Philipsburg

1859-61           New Washington

1861-63           Williamsburg

1863-65           Bedford station

1865-68           Mifflin

1868-69           Milton

1869                charter member of Central Pennsylvania Conference ME

1869-70           Milton

1870-72           Chambersburg St. Paul’s

 

1885-86                      Philadelphia Grace

 

Note: Gibble’s 1951 History of the East Pennsylvania Conference, page 441, states that Dr. E.W. Kirby was a physician and a local preacher who reported a new congregation named “Grace” and was appointed to serve it in 1885.  In 1886 he made a report to conference, but there is no further record of the mission.  There is material on Rev. and Mrs. Kirby in the biographical files.  See also the article "Rev. Edmund Wesley Kirby: A Participant in Methodist History" that beings on page 46 of the 2008 volume of The Chronicle.

 


 

KISSINGER, HARRY PHILIP III

 

Born: 7-3-1930                                                            married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 743

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1952    license, recommended by York Fourth

1956    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1956-57           Woodland Beach MD

1957-60           chaplain, US Army

1960-62           Shepherdstown

1962                withdrew

 

Note: Rev. Kissinger left the denomination to found Emmanuel Baptist Church, between Camp Hill and Mechanicsburg.  About 20% of the members of Shepherdstown left with him to form the new congregation.

 



KITCHEN, A.M.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit: Allegheny Conference

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 68

Gibble list: no

 

1848    license, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Allegheny Conference

 

1850                name erased


 

KITCHEN, WESLEY

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit: Allegheny Conference

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #:

Gibble list: no

 

license, Allegheny Conference

ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Allegheny Conference

 

1864                transfer to Allegheny Conference

1864-65           Kittanning

1866                transfer to

 


 

KITZMILLER, HARVEY J.

 

Born: 2-10-1867  near Bnevola MD                           married: Henrietta Middour

Died: 1-25-1936                                                          obit: Pennsylvania Conference 1945,31

Miller-Raker #: 445

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1890    license

1893    ordained

 

Interment: Quincy PA

Obit: Pennsylvania Conference 1936,21

 

1896-99           Waynesboro

1889-02           Mont Alto

1902-36           superintendent, Quincy Orphanage and Home

 

Note: The Kitzmiller’s gave their farm at Quincy for the purpose of establishing an orphanage.  The Mechanicsburg Old People’s Home merged into the Orphanage in 1913.

 


 

KLEFFMAN, JOHN EDWARD

 

Born: 4-11-1866                                                          married: Ella Lucking

Died: 3-17-1926                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: 437

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1889    license

1892    ordained

 

Interment: Prospect Hill Cemetery, York PA

Obit: Pennsylvania Conference 1926,61

 

1889                B.S. degree, Lebanon Valley College

1891-94           Hanover

1894-95           Greencastle station

1895-98           Rocky Spring circuit

1898-00           Gettysburg

1900-03           Duncannon Otterbein

1903-07           Carlisle Grace

1907-11           Red Lion Bethany

1911-13           Chambersburg First

1913-21           Baltimore Third

1921-26           field secretary, Quincy Orphanage and Home

 

Note: Lebanon Valley College awarded John Edward Kleffman a D.D. degree in 1910.  He is the father of Rev. Albert Harry Kleffman (1916 A.B. from Lebanon Valley and 1919 B.D. from Princeton) of the Presbyterian denomination.

 



KLEIN, MATTHEW

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 168

Fulton #: 20

Gibble list: no

 

1831    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1839                charter member of Allegheny Conference

 

Note: This name is also given as MATHIAS KLINE.  Matthew Klein has no itinerant record – apparently any service was as a local pastor.

 


 

KLINE, JOHN M.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1882    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1884                referred

 


 

KLINE, THERESSA M.

 

Born: 9-?-1895  Clearfield County PA                       married: _____ McCracken

Died: 6-25-1950                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 463

Gibble list: no

 

1922    license, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1923-24           Central City

1924                transfer to ?

 

Note: In non-church records her given name is rendered THERESA.  The grandfather of Theressa Kline was a George Washington Kephart (1841-1918), a first cousin of the noted United Brethren Kephart brothers Isaiah Lafayette Kephart, Ezekiel Boring Kephart and Cyrus Jeffries Kephart.  1924,136 states “That Thressa [sic] M. McCracken (nee, Miss Thressa M. Kline) be granted an open transfer.”  She does not appear in any United Brethren yearbook for any conference after her 1924 listing as Theressa Kline with the Allegheny Conference.”

 


 

KLINGER, HARVEY M.

 

Born: 1875                                                                  married:
Died: 10-5-1939                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1901    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1906    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:  Illinois Conference 1939, 30

 

1900-03           Milton, East German Conference (1900-01) and Allegheny Conference (1901-03)

1903-04           Derry [Hershey] circuit

1904-08           Coatesville Grace

1908-09           Intercourse

1909-11           living in Minnesota

1911                transfer to Minnesota Conference

1919                transfer to Illinois Conference

                        Weaver Memorial

                        Bloomington First

                        Gibson City

                        Lexington

                        Sterling

                        Galesburg

 


 

KLOPPER – see CLOPPER

 



KNAPP, CLYDE DIRE

 

Born: 1-5-1885  Lake Pleasant PA                             married: Bertha Crain

Died: 1-24-1977  St. Petersburg FL                           obit: Erie Conference 1922,27

Miller-Raker #: no                                                       married2: Mary Magdelena Schoenthaler

Fulton #: 445                                                               obit2: [10/15/1889 – 1949]

Gibble list: no                                                              married3: Georgie Bradley

                                                                                    obit3: Western New York Conference 1978,295

1908    license, Erie Conference

1924    ordained, Erie Conference

 

Interment: Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Petersburg FL

Obit: Western New York Conference 1977,275 & 1978,289

 

                       

1905-05           Centerville

1910                transfer to Southeast Ohio Conference

1910-12           Franklin PA

1912-17           student, Otterbein College

                             1914-15  Galloway

1917-18           Rockwood, Allegheny Conference               

1918                transfer to Allegheny Conference

1918-19           Rockwood

1919-20           Lake Pleasant, Erie Conference

1920-21           (no appointment)

1921                transfer to Erie Conference

1921-26           Harris Hill

1926-57           local elder

                             1944-45  Riverdale, California Conference

1957                retired

 

Note: Clyde D. Knapp is a brother to Walter A. Knapp.


 

KNAPP, J. T.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 389

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1879    license

1882    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1879-80           living in Baltimore

1880-81           Yocumtown circuit (did not finish the year)

1881-83           living in Baltimore

1883                Woodbury [Baltimore Otterbein Memorial] circuit, mid-year replacement

1883-92           living in Baltimore

1892-93           Winterstown circuit

1901                dismissed  1901,8 & 37

 


 

KNAPP, WALTER ARNOLD

 

Born: 6-8-1878  Lake Pleasant PA                             married: Amy Lois DuMond [6/8/1878\

Died: 9-2-1960  Wattsburg PA                                   obit: [7/20/1877 – 11/14/1933]

Miller-Raker #: no                                                       married2: Addie McGraw [1938]

Fulton #: 431                                                               obit2: [5/9/1899 – 5/?/1984]

Gibble list: no

 

1902    license, Erie Conference

1906    ordained, Erie Conference

 

Interment: Odd Fellows Cemetery, Parkersburg WV

Obit: Erie Conference 1961,50; West Virginia Conference 1961,34

 

                       

                        Pleasantville PA

                        Buffalo NY

1916                transfer to Allegheny Conference

1916-19           Greensburg PA

1919-20           (not listed)

1920-21           evangelist at large

1921                transfer to Southeast Ohio Conference

                        Westerville

1931                transfer to West Virginia Conference

                        Parkersburg WV

1946-47           Enid OK

                        Union City PA

           

 

Note: Walter A. Knapp is a brother to Clyde D. Knapp.  He attended Lebanon Valley College and Otterbein College.


 

KNAPPA, FREDERICK

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 248

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1841    license, page 46

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

Note: Frederick Knappa is otherwise unknown.  Even though he is clearly noted as “received,” his name does not appear on the alphabetical list in Gibble’s 1951 History of the Pennsylvania Conference.

 



KNIGHT, LLOYD

 

Born: 6-30-1818  Patapsco Park MD              married: Helen Rebecca Kealhoffer

Died: 3-14-1895  Yutan NE                                       obit: [1822-1864]

Miller-Raker #: no                                                       married2: Mary Margaret Weidensall

Fulton #: 150                                                               obit2: [?-1890]

Gibble list: no

 

1845    license, Western Pennsylvania Synod of the Lutheran Church

1847    ordained, Western Pennsylvania Synod of the Lutheran Church

 

Interment: Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Omaha NE

Obit:

 

                        Lutheran Church

1845-49           New Bloomfield

1849-62           Hollidaysburg

1862-63           Middletown MD

1863-66           Point Lookout MD

1866-67           agent, Gettysburg Academy              

                        “transfer” to Allegheny Conference of the United Brethren Church

1870-73           Hollidaysburg

                        returned to Lutheran Church

1873-75           Morristown IL

1880-81           North Liberty IA

1881-83           Alamode MO

 

Note: Lloyd Knight graduated from Gettysburg College in 1843 and from Gettysburg Seminary in 1845.  He appears to have severed his official synod connections while at Middletown MD, and after that served as a supply to Lutheran churches – and, on occasion, to United Brethren, and perhaps others.


 

KNIPP, JOHN EDGAR

 

Born: 9-2-1874  Baltimore MD                                  married: Bene Kriel

Died: 4-21-1962  Quincy PA                                      obit: Pennsylvania Conference 1943,41

Miller-Raker #: 469

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1898    license

1900    ordained

 

Interment: Loudon Park Cemetery, Baltimore MD

Obit: Pennsylvania Conference 1962,43

 

1900-04           missionary to Japan

1904-05           ill health

1905-15           education secretary of Foreign Missionary Society

1915-42           missionary to Japan

1942                retired

 

Note: Miller’s 1968 History of the Pennsylvania Conference, page 408, gives a brief biography.

 


 

KNOLL, JONAS L.

 

Born: 3-22-1847  near Annville PA                            married: Mary Boltz [6/20/1869]

Died: 1-11-1902                                                          obit: [b. 1850]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1891    license, East German Conference

 

Interment: Lebanon PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1902,24

 

Note: Jonas L. Knoll was a member of Lebanon Salem and served as a local pastor.  A carpenter, he was supposedly the “inventor of a washing machine and a spring frame bicycle, with customers all over the US.”

 


 

KNOTT, WILLIAM

 

Born:                                                                           married: Lydia L. Silers

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 154

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1829    license

1832    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1830    charter member of Hagerstown [Virginia] Conference

 

Note: Funkhouser’s 1921 History of the Virginia Conference, page 140, says that “Pappy Knott” was a good preacher with a wonderful voice – but that he could not read when he began to preach, and someone often read for him.

 



KNOUSS, DAVID

 

Born: 7-1-1847  Arendtsville PA                                married: Sophie Cressler

Died: ?-?-1934  Arendtsville PA                                obit:

Miller-Raker #: 398

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1881    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1881-82                      Fulton mission

1882-85           living in Arendtsville

1885                returned to quarterly conference, page 5

1890                member of Pennsylvania Conference UBOC

1890-97           local, living in Arendtsville and a member of York Springs quarterly conference

1897                returned to quarterly conference, page 6

 


 

KNOX, G.H.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1890-91           Reading Trinity

 

Note: G.H. Knox served 1890-91 under a quarterly conference license.  This may be the George H. Knox (1866-1930) listed in the Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

 


 

KOCHER, GEORGE

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 287

Fulton #: no

Gible list: no

 

1848    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1855                expelled

 


 

KOHLER, FILLMORE THURMAN

 

Born: 2-9-1888                                                            married: Rebecca Jane Owen

Died: 9-9-1957                                                            obit:

Miller-Raker #: 550

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1908    quarterly conference license, Yoe

1909    license

1913    ordained

 

Interment: Woodlawn Cemetery, Baltimore MD

Obit: Pennsylvania Conference 1957,47

 

1909-10           student, Lebanon Valley College

1910-13           student, Bonebrake [United] Seminary

                            1911  Pleasant Valley MI (July-Sept)]

1913-17           Duncannon

1917-19           West Fairview

1919-22           Lemoyne

1922-26           Keedysville

1926-27           student, Princeton Seminary

1927-34           Mount Wolf

1934-47           Baltimore Salem [Christ]

1947-50           Williamsport MD

1950                retired

 



KOHLER, WILLIAM F.

 

Born: 4-4-1880  Fayetteville PA                                 married: Mary Catherine Straley

Died: 6-28-1961                                                          obit: Pennsylvania Conference 1944,35

Miller-Raker #: 600                                                     married2: Mrs. Bessie A. Flack

Fulton #: no                                                                 obit2:

Gibble list: no

 

1916    license

1923    ordained

 

Interment: Norland Cemetery, Chambersburg PA

Obit: Pennsylvania Conference 1961,46

 

1917-21           Carlisle circuit

1921-24           Myersville

1924-28           Thurmont

1928-31           Wormleysburg

1931-39           Chambersburg Park Avenue

1939-42           Emigsville

1942-48           Dillsburg

1948-51           Scotland

1951-53           Youngs-Mt. Zion

1953                retired

 


 

KOHR, LEWIS

 

Born: 10-16-1840                                                        married: Lena Witrecht

Died: 7-4-1922                                                            obit: Pennsylvania Conference 1932,24

Miller-Raker #: 377

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1875    license

1878    ordained

 

Interment: Mount Olivet Cemetery, Hanover PA

Obit: Pennsylvania Conference 1922,72

 

1876-77           Dover circuit

1877-82           Jefferson circuit

1882-84           York circuit

1884-85           Dallastown circuit

1885-86           Winterstown circuit

1886-88           Dover circuit

1888-91           Hanover circuit

1891-93           Bendersville

1893-94           Manchester circuit

1894-05           Hanover

1905                local

 



KOHR, THOMAS HENRY

 

Born: 1-15-1845  Winfield OH                                  married: Alma Adell Coe [6/4/1872]

Died: 12-26-1932  Columbus OH                              obit: [12/14/1853 – 2/16/1938]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 182

Gibble list: no

 

?          license

1876    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Amaranth Abbet Mauseoleum, Columbus OH

Obit: Columbus Dispatch 12/27/1932, page 1B

 

1876                transfer to Allegheny Conference

1876-77           Johnstown First

1877-78           ?

1878-79           Greensburg

1879                dismissed to join the Presbyterian ministry

1879-89           Pataskala OH

1889-03           Westerville OH

1903-13           Bryan OH

1913-32           Linden Heights, Columbus OH (pastor emeritus for the last several years)

 

 Note: Thomas H. is a first cousin to Angeline Kohr Kanaga, wife of Solomon S. Kanaga.  An 1872 graduate of Otterbein University,  he is the founding pastor of the Linden Heights church – which was re-named the Kohr Memorial Presbyterian Church while he was still living.


 

KOLB, GEORGE

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 72

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1814    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 


 

KOONS, ISAAC BOHR

 

Born: 9-5-1853  near Lickdale PA                              married: Catherine J. Nye

Died: 12-21-1938                                                        obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1933,24

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1882    quarterly conference license, Mountville (Lebanon County)

1886    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1889    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Bellegrove Lutheran Cemetery, Bellegrove PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1939,12

1883-87           Lehigh circuit

1887-91           Sinking Spring circuit

1891-94           Lehigh circuit

1894-02           Northampton circuit

1902-05           Lehigh circuit

1905-06           Northampton circuit

1906-07           Lehigh circuit

1907-17           located, farmed at Point Phillips on Northampton circuit

1917-21           Northampton circuit

1921-27           Bellegrove

1927-31           Grantville circuit

1931                retired

                        1932-33  Lickdale

 


 

KOONTZ, ELIAS WASHINGTON

 

Born: 8-8-1834  Frederick County MD                      married: Sarah Anne Steffey

Died: 6-1-1903                                                            obit: [12/3/1835 – 12/19/1928]

Miller-Raker #: 367

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1872    license

 

Interment: Greer’s Point Cemetery, Perry County

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference (EV) 1904,60

 

1872-75           Woodbury [Baltimore Otterbein Memorial] mission

1875-77           Bendersville circuit

1877-79           living in Arendtsville

1879                withdrew, page 15

1880                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference, Evangelical Association; CPC 1880,7

1888-91           Milesburg

1891-93           Bellefonte mission

1893-96           Millmont

1896-98           Nittany Valley

1898-00           Liverpool

1900-03                      Fishing Creek (Keystone, Perry County)

1903                retired

 

Note: Rev. Koontz was baptized in a Moravian ceremony at Graceham MD on 1/10/1835.  Rev. Koontz reportedly joined the Evangelical Association congregation at Bendersville in February 1878.   Circumstantial evidence suggests that possible sympathies with the minority faction that later became the UBOC led to his withdrawal – although he was never licensed or ordained by that group following their formal organization in 1889.  He is the father of Rev. Samuel Edward Koontz (1867-1932) of the Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Church.

 


 

KOONTZ, JOSIAH C. PERRY

 

Born: 4-23-1861  Silver Run, Carroll County MD     married: Mary Isabel Baumgardner

Died: 12-8-1923  York PA                                         obit: [1/27/1856 – 12/26/1888]

Miller-Raker #: 427                                                     married2: Amanda Jane Rodes [1-1-1890]

Fulton #: no                                                                 obit2: 1948,37

Gibble list: no

 

1887    quarterly conference license, Greenmount MD

1888    license

1891    ordained

 

Interment: Yoe Cemetery, Yoe PA

Obit: Pennsylvania Conference 1924,61

 

1888-90           York Haven

1890-92           Rayville

1892-94           York circuit

1894-96           York Fourth

1896-97           Manchester circuit

1897-98           York circuit

1898-03           Yoe

1903-05           York Haven

1905-07           Hanover

1907-11           West Fairview

1911-14           Carlisle

1914                field secretary, Quincy Orphanage & Home (May-Oct)

1914-20           York Second

1920-23           Waynesboro

 

Note: Josiah and Amanda Koontz are the parents of Paul R. Koontz and Jessie Pearl Koontz (Mrs. Philip) Nathans.  Amanda was a first cousin of Rufus R. Rodes.  Miller’s 1968 History of the Pennsylvania Conference, page 386, gives a brief biography.

 


 

KOONTZ, PAUL RODES

 

Born: 10-30-1890  Rayville MD                                 married: Elizabeth Agnes Lau

Died: 11-29-1954  Pittsburgh PA                               obit:

Miller-Raker #: 552

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1909    license

1914    ordained

 

Interment: Prospect Hill Cemetery, York PA

Obit: Pennsylvania Conference 1955,34

 

1909-11           student, Lebanon Valley College

                            1911  Lemoyne (Aug-Oct)

1911-14           student, Bonebrake Seminary

1914                Carlisle (May-Oct)

1914-15           Myersville

1915-19           Lemoyne

1919-25           Mechanicsburg

1925-41           Baltimore Otterbein Memorial

1941-45           Carlisle Grace

1945-54           editor, UB/EUB youth publications

 

Note: He is the son of Josiah Koontz.  Miller’s 1968 History of the Pennsylvania Conference, page 390, gives a brief biography.  He is the author of numerous publications, including the 1950 Koontz-Roush two-volume classic The Bishops of the United Brethren Church.

 


 

KOPPENHAVER, W.R.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1886-87           Greensboro MD mission

 

Note: In the East Pennsylvania Conference, Greensboro MD was a charge with Vineland NJ and Wilmington DE for 1885-86.  W.R. Koppenhaver served Greensboro the following year.  Nothing more is known about this charge or this pastor.

 


 

KOSTENBADER, TRUMAN GEORGE

 

Born: 9-21-1910                                                                                  Bath PAmarried: Hilda I. Marsh

Died:                                                                           12-19-1977obit: [7/27/1911 - 10/17/2003]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

Interment:

Obit: Eastern Pennsylvania Conference 1978,554

 

1944-46           Lebanon Ebenezer

                         local 

1951-52           Easton Christ (beginning February 1952))

1952-53           Lansdale Christ (beginning November 1952)

1853-54           Weissport Ebenezer (beginning August 1953)

1954-55           Quakertown Bethel (beginning November 1954)

1957-59           Danielsville, Bowmanstown & Middlecreek (beginning August 1957)

1959-76           Nazareth Trinity

1976                 retired

 

Note: Truman G. Kostenbader is listed in 1944 under “others employed by the conference.”  He worked as an automobile mechanic and service manager while serving as a local pastor.

 



KOTTLER, HARRY C.

 

Born: 9-5-1886  Florin PA                                          married: Alva Mae Fasnacht

Died: 9-10-1966                                                          obit: Pennsylvania Conference 1922,74

Miller-Raker #: 567                                                     married2: Rose K. Miller

Fulton #: no                                                                 obit2:

Gibble list: yes

 

1908    quarterly conference license

1910    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1922    ordained

 

Interment: Rose Hill Cemetery, Hargerstown MD

Obit: Susquehanna Conference 1967,228

 

1910-11           Mont Clare

1911                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference

1911-13           Dover

1913-16           Carlisle circuit

1916-18           Shiremanstown

1918-19           Hillsdale, East Pennsylvania Conference

1919-20           Mapleton, Allegheny Conference

1920-22           Biglerville

1922-25           Williamsport MD

1925-28           York Fifth

1928-32           Mont Alto

1932-35           Mechanicsburg circuit

1935-37           Springett

1937-47           Williamsport MD

1947-56           Walkersville

1956                retired

                        1959  Boonsboro (Jul-Oct)

                        1960-61  Benevola (Oct-Jun)

 


 

KRACK, JOHN

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 116

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1825    license

1827    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1827-29           York circuit

1829-30           Hagerstown circuit

1830-31           Baltimore circuit

1831-35           Baltimore Old Otterbein

1835                transfer to Virginia Conference

1835-36           Frederick circuit

1836                transfer to Wabash Conference

                        entered the Lutheran ministry

      ?-47           Jeffersontown KY

1847-?             Louisville KY

1849                Mt. Pisgah, Pulaski County IL

      ?-79           Zion, Jackson County IL

 

NOTE: This surname is also rendered KROCK, KRACH and CRACK.  In 1841 John Krack was living in Cincinnati OH and preaching part-time in the Lutheran Church.  He appears to have continued in that denomination, and served as a synod president in 1846.

 


 

KRAMER, LEWIS REDOLPHUS

 

Born: 7-9-1853  Schuylkill Haven PA                        married: Ella Reinhart

Died: 1-1-1919                                                            obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1878    quarterly conference license, Schuylkill Haven

1880    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1883    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Prospect Cemetery, Schuylkill Haven PA

Obit: Easter Pennsylvania Conference 1919,44

 

1880-82           Catawissa circuit

1882-83           Jefferson circuit, Pennsylvania Conference

1883-86           Florin

1886-89           Ephrata

1889-93           Manheim

1893-96           Hummelstown

1896-97           Paradise [St. John’s] circuit

1897-98           Mount Joy circuit

1898-01           Lebanon Pleasant Hill

1901-04           Avon Zion

1904-15           Pinegrove

1915-19           Cressona

 


 

KRATZER, CLAYTON CHARLES

 

Born: 3-8-1885                                                married: Elizabeth Irene Stichter

Died: 1932                                                      obit: [5/13/1888 – 11/?/1974]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 435

Gibble list: yes

 

1917    license, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Emmaus Moravian Cemetery, Emmaus PA

Obit:

 

1915-17           student, Lebanon Valley College

1917-18           Dunlo

1918-19           East Pittsburgh

1919-21           living in Middleburg

1921                referred back to quarterly conference

1922                high school principal, Millheim PA

 

Note. C.C. Kratzer is from Middleburg PA and is believed to be the brother of E.P. Kratzer.

 



KRATZER, ERNEST PALMER

 

Born: 11-18-1888  Snyder County PA                       married: Anna Ruth Mingle [2/2/1918]

Died: 9-?-1966                                                            obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 439

Gibble list: yes

 

1918    license, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

1919-20           Dunlo

1920-21           Huntingdon Twelfth Street

1921-23           student, Lebanon Valley College

                             1921-23  Stoverdale

1923                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1923-25           Shamokin Second

1929                referred

 

Note: E.P. Kratzer is from Middleburg PA and is believed to be the brother of C.C. Kratzer.

 


 

KRAUMER, see CRAUMER

 



KRAUSE, AUGUST

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died: 4-26-1885                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

license, East Pennsylvania Conference

ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Ohio German Conference 1885,18

1881-82           Baltimore Old Otterbein

1882                transfer to East German Conference

1882-85           Baltimore Old Otterbein

 


 

KREIDER  see CRIDER

 



KRENZ, OSCAR ELLSWORTH

 

Born: 6-23-1889  West Newton PA                           married: Mary Francis Bell

Died: 4-9-1969                                                            obit: Pittsburgh Conference ME 1935,503

Miller-Raker #: 582

Fulton #: 370

Gibble list: no

 

1913    license

1916    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit: Western Pennsylvania ME 1969,327

 

1910-15           Dillsburg

1915-18           conference evangelist

1918-21           Walla Walla, Columbia River Conference

1921                transfer to Columbia River Conference, page 35

1921-22           Walla Walla

1922-23           Christy Park, Pittsburgh Conference ME

1923                transfer to Pittsburgh Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

1923-25           Christy Park

1925-27           Johnstown Cooper Avenue

1927-31           Cresson

1931-32           Cresson-Ebensburg

1932-33           South Greensburg

1933-37           Brushton

1937-40           Sharpsburg Union Centenary

1940-54           Blawnox

1954-60           Bellevue Central

1960                retired

 


 

KRICK, WILLIAM D.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1921    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1918-19           Rocherty

1919-21           Stoverdale

1921-22           Northampton circuit

1922-24           Enders circuit  (resigned 5/11/1924)

1925                dismissed

 



KRONE, HARRY EMERSON

 

Born: 5-23-1885  York County PA                            married: Mary Emma Stein

Died: 4-30-1978  Quincy PA                                      obit: Baltimore Conference 1978,348

Miller-Raker #: 574

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1912    license, recommended by York Third  112,33

1916    ordained

 

Interment: Wellers Cemetery, Thurmont MD

Obit: Baltimore Conference 1978,434

 

1912-17           Rayville circuit

1917-21           Myersville

1921-24           Yoe

1924-28           Baltimore Fourth [Salem]

1928-37           Thurmont

1937-46           Greencastle

1946-50           Enola

1950-53           Mt. Tabor

1953-57           Baltimore Old Otterbein

1957                retired

1970                transfer to Baltimore Conference

 

Note: The 244-page, hard-bound autobiography of Harry E. Krone  “Come On, Let’s Get Busy” is in the biography section.

 


 

KUHN, MARY

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1931    license, Allegheny Conference: recommended by Greensburg

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

Note: Mrs. Mary Kuhn apparently never served under appointment and was never ordained.  She is otherwise unknown.

 



KUMLER, HENRY SR.

 

Born: 1-3-1774  Berks County PA                             married: Susanna Wenger

Died: 1-7-1854                                                            obit: [11/30/1874]

Miller-Raker #: 74

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1814    license

1816    ordained

 

Interment: Butler County OH

Obit: Miami Ohio Conference 1892,9

 

1814-15           accompanied Spayth, Mayer and others on circuits

1815-16           Greencastle area circuit

1816-17           Virginia circuit

1817-18           presiding elder

1819                transfer to Miami Ohio Conference

1825-45           bishop

1845                retired

 

Note: Weaver’s 1908 Minutes of the 1819-24 Conferences, page 47, gives a brief biography.  His farm near Greencastle was a very early UB preaching center – and the site of one annual conference and other important meetings.  He is the father of Bishop Henry Kumler Jr (1801-1882) [who married the daughter of Bishop Andrew Zeller (1755-1839)] and grandfather of Bishop Daniel Kumler Flickinger (1824-1911).  In addition, his son Daniel C. Kumler (1807-1882) was a member of the Miami Ohio Conference, and his daughters Hannah (1798-1892) and Susannah (1804-1875) are this wives of Miami Ohio Conference pastors Jacob Flickinger (1782-1844) and John Zeller (1797-1858).  Chapter 3 of the 1908 denomination study course Our Heroes discusses Henry Kumler Sr.  Susanna Wenger is a sister to Jacob Wingert.

They had eleven children, who grew to maturity, and one that was drowned in a spring when five years old. Hannah, the widow of the Rev. Jacob FLICKINGER, born in 1798, lives in Seven-Mile. Henry KUMLER, born January 10, 1801, lives in Dayton, Ohio. He is an ex-bishop of the United Brethren Church, an office he held for twenty years. Susannah, the wife of the Rev. John ZELLER, born Janueary 3, 1804, died in 1875. Elizabeth, the widow of the Rev. A. HESS, born July 5, 1805, lives in Brazil, Indiana. Daniel C., born September 30, 1807, lives in Seven-Mile. Elias, born October 21, 1809, died in 1873. Jacob and Michael, twins, were born August 31, 1811, and are each married, and live near Millville, in this county. Joseph, born February 23, 1813, is married, and lives in Wayne Township, at Jacksonburg. John, born December 24, 1814, is married, and lives in Dayton. Catherine, widow of Henry WELTY, born April 6, 1817, lives in Oxford. Mary born in 1819, was drowned.  


 

KUNKLE, JOHN W.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died: 1880                                                                  obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1867    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1870    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Allentown PA

Obit:

1867-68           Halifax circuit

1868-69           ?

1869-72           Lykens Valley circuit

1872-74           Myerstown

1874-75           Bethlehem circuit

1875-77           Baltimore Fulton Avenue

1877-80           Baltimore Old Otterbein

 


 

KURTZ, H.H.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1901    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1902                license returned

 


 

KURTZ, J.H.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died: 10-9-1928                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1885    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1891    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

Note: J.H. Kurtz did not itinerate.

 



KURTZ, PARK B.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1917    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1920    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1917-19           Birdsboro

1919-23           Coatesville

1923-24           assistant, Harrisburg Derry Street

1924-29           Harrisburg Twenty-Ninth Street

1929-32           living in Wilkinsburg PA

1932                honorable dismissal