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RABER, WILLIAM B.

 

Born: 2-22-1824                                                          married: Catherine A. Weidman

Died: 2-11-1875                                                          obit: [1852]

Miller-Raker #: 289                                                     married2: Susan Hoff

Fulton #: no                                                                 obit2:

Gilbble list: no

 

1846    quarterly conference license, Littlestown circuit

1848    license

1850    ordained

 

Interment: Mount Rose Cemetery, York PA

Obit: 1875,15

 

1847-48           assistant, Chambersburg Circuit (beginning in July)

1848-49           York circuit

1849-51           Chambersburg circuit

1851-53           Perry circuit

1853-54           Dover circuit

1854-57           York station

1857-60           Chambersburg station

1860-63           presiding elder, York District

1863-67           Mechanicsburg

1867-71           presiding elder, York District

1871-75           York station

 

Note: The entire 1996 volume of The Chronicle is given to William Raber and his journal.

 



RABY, EARL STEPHEN

 

Born: 6-11-1924  Quincy PA                                      married: Lillian Ruth Isenhower

Died: 4-2-2006                                                            obit: [12/19/1925 – 8/30/2005]

Miller-Raker #: 717

Fulton #: no

Gilbble list: yes

 

1943    quarterly conference license, Ephrata

1945    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1948    ordained

 

Interment: Masonic Cemetery, Eagle Lake TX

Obit:

 

1943-45           student, Lebanon Valley College

                             1943-45  Hummelstown

1945-49           student, Bonebrake [United] Seminary

                             1945-47  Dayton Zion, Miami OH Conference

                             1947       transfer to Pennsylvania Conference

                             1947-49  Dayton Zion, Miami OH Conference

1949-53           Myersville MD

1953-63           Wormleysburg

1963-64           York First

1964-65           San Antonia First, Oklahoma-Texas Conference

1965                transfer to Oklahoma-Texas Conference, page 111

1965-85           San Antonio First [aka Albright UM]

1970                transfer to Southwest Texas Conference

1970-85           San Antonia Albright

1985                retired

 

Note: The conference archives has secular published obituaries for Rev. and Mrs. E. Stephen Raby.

 



RAEZER, GEORGE BARSTOW

 

Born: 7-24-1866  New Holland PA                            married:

Died: 2-9-1949  Lititz PA                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gilbble list: yes

 

            quarterly conference license, New Holland

1900    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1904    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1899-00           Ephrata (last part of the year)

1900-01           Mt. Joy circuit

1901-02           ?

1902-04           Elverson

1904-05           Hagerstown circuit, Pennsylvania Conference (resigned after 2 months)

1905                honorable discharge from United Brethren Church

1905                joins the ministry of the Reformed Church

1905-07           Shoops [Colonial Park] charge, Dauphin County

1907-09                     Penbrook St. Andrew’s

1909-12           Maytown

1912-46           Warwick charge (Lititz St. Luke’s, Brickerville Zion, and Penryn Jerusalem)

 


 

RALSTON, S.H.

 

Born: 1873                                                                  married:

Died: 7-23-1953                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 330

Gilbble list: no

 

1896    quarterly conference license

1904    license, Allegheny Conference

1908    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 1954,23

 

1904-06           Industry

1906-08           New Florence

1908-11           Dunlo and Beaverdale

1911-13           Johnstown Barron Avenue

1913-15           McKeesport First

1915-19           Madison

1919-23           Windber

1923-24           Monessen

1924-25           West Lebanon, East Pennsylvania Conference

1925-28           Bellwood

1928-31           Woodland

1931-37           Windber

1937-40           Bellwood

1940                retired

 


 

RANCK, EZRA HOOVER

 

Born: 10-13-1907                                                        married: Dorothy Estella Mohler

Died: 1-29-1996                                                          obit: [12/26/1919 – 10/13/1991]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gilbble list: yes

 

1930    quarterly conference, recommended by Ranck’s

1933    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1934    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Eastern Pennsylvania Conference 1996,?

 

1933-34           Baltimore Otterbein

1934-38           Campbelltown

1938-55           Mount Joy

1955-73           conference director of Christian Education/Adult Ministries

1973                retired 

                            1973       Milton Grove Moyer’s

                            1973-76  associate, Mount Joy St. Mark’s

 

Note: Ezra H. Rank is a brother of J. Allan Ranck.  His picture is on the cover of the 5/13/1933 Religious Telescope as a member of the Bonebrake Seminary class of 1933.

 



RANCK, JOHN ALLAN

 

Born: 8-16-1912   Lancaster County PA                    married: Mildred A. Stauffer

Died: 2-4-1979  Montclair NJ                         obit: Eastern Pennsylvania Conference 1971,326

Miller-Raker #: no                                                       married2: Harriet Spangler

Fulton #: no                                                                 obit2:

Gilbble list: yes

 

1933    quarterly conference license, Ranck’s

1934    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1937    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Ranck Church Cemetery, New Holland PA

Obit: Eastern Pennsylvania Conference 1979,409

 

1933-34           student, Lebanon Valley College

1934-37           student, United Theological Seminary

1937-46           Allentown Zion

1946-52           denominational director of Young People’s Work

1952-77           staff, National Council of Churches

1977                retired

 

Note: J. Allan Ranck is a brother of Ezra H. Ranck.

 


 

RANKIN, ROBERT G.

 

Born: 4-8-1822  Indiana County PA                          married: Catherine Waggoner

Died:                                                                           obit: [d. 1853]

Miller-Raker #: no                                                       married2: Elizabeth Ale

Fulton #: 66                                                                 obit2: [b. 1824]

Gilbble list: no

 

1847    license, Allegheny Conference

1850    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1846-47           Sinamahoning

1847-48           Westmoreland

1848-50           Juniata

1850-52           Liverpool

1852-53           Bellefonte

1853-54           Wayne station

1854-55           Allegheny City

1855-56           Juniata

1856-57           Warrior’s Mark

1857-59           Bellefonte

1859-60           Curwinsville

1860-62           Clearfield

1862-64           Ligonier

1864-65           Springfield

1865-67           Madison

1867-69           Allegheny station

1869-70           ?

1870-72           Wesrmorland

1872-73           Springfield

1873                located, moved to Cass County MO and entered farming

 

Note: Robert G. Rankin appears to have some connection with Miss Mary Rankin (1821-1889), author of the 1858 autobiographical book The Daughter of Affliction, although any biological relationship has not been determined.  A copy of the book is in the UB biography section at the conference archives.

 



RATHFANG, JOHN

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 70

Fulton #: no

Gilbble list: yes

 

1814    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

Note: This surname is also rendered RATHFON.  This may be the father of John Rathfang, Miller-Raker #191.  To distinguish them, lists commonly designate the latter as John Rathfang Jr – but that designation does not appear in the minutes.

 


 

RATHFANG, JOHN

 

Born:                                                                           married: Lydia Spangler

Died:                                                                           obit: [8/27/1817 – 11/28/1880]

Miller-Raker #: 191

Fulton #: 5

Gilbble list: yes

 

1834    license

1837    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1834-35           York circuit

1837-39           Westmoreland circuit

1839                charter member of Allegheny Conference

1839-40           Juniata circuit

1840                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference

1842-44           Chambersburg circuit

1844-51           local preacher, Littlestown circuit

1854                withdrew

 

Note: This surname is also rendered RATHFON.  This may be the son of John Rathfang, Miller-Raker #70.  To distinguish them, lists commonly designate the former one as John Rathfang Sr – but that designation does not appear in the minutes.

 


 

RAUCH, JOHN LEROY

 

Born:                                                                           married: Lily A. Beck

Died:                                                                           obit: 2008,422

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gilbble list: no

 

1950    license, Allegheny Conference: recommended by Orbisonia

1954    ordained, Western Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1949-51           Fulton Memorial charge

1951-54           student, United Theological Seminary in Dayton OH

                             1951-54  Castine – Weaver Station OH

1954-61           Johnstown Barron Avenue

                             1959-60  Johnstown Centennial

1961-65           Punxsutawney Area Large Parish

1965-66           chaplain, Quincy Home in the Central Pennsylvania Conference

1966                transfer to Susquehanna Conference

1966-71           chaplain, Quincy Home

1971-82           Chambers Hill (ending 10/1/1982)

1982-87           Millersburg Grace (beginning 10/1/1982 and ending 9/1/1987)

1987-89           Mount Calvary (beginning 9/1/1987)

1989-93           Mount Calvary – Manada Hill

1993-97           Fayetteville Otterbein

1997                retired

 

Note: John L. Rauch is the son of Jonathan P. Rauch, and the brother of United Methodist missionary Ruth Evelyn Rauch (1927-1995) and Mary Ethel Rauch Esch, wife of Byron Moore Esch (1915-2001) of the Western New York Conference.

 



 

RAUCH, JONATHAN PETER NEWMAN

 

Born: 9-27-1891                                                          married: Jennie May Bickhart

Died: 1-14-1957                                                          obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 1980,459

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 462

Gilbble list: no

 

1921    quarterly conference license

1922    license, Allegheny Conference

1926    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Liverpool PA

Obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 1957,30

 

1920-27           Richfield (beginning 1/1921)

1927-30           West Decatur

1930-33           Coalport

1933-43           Liverpool

1943-50           Orbisonia

1950-54           Altoona Pleasant Valley

1954                retired

 

Note: Jonathan P. Rauch is the father of John L. Rauch, United Methodist missionary Ruth Evelyn Rauch (1927-1995) and of Mary Ethel Rauch Esch, wife of Byron Moore Esch (1915-2001) of the Western New York Conference.

 



RAUCH, SAMUEL A.

 

Born: 3-22-1874  Lebanon County PA                      married: Carrie M. Swoyer

Died: 3-10-1944  Lancaster PA                                  obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gilbble list: yes

 

1898    quarterly conference license

1900    license, East German Conference

1906    ordained, East Nebraska Conference

 

Interment: East Harrisburg Cemetery, Harrisburg PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1944,18

 

1900-01           Memphasis NB, East Nebraska Conference

1901                transfer to East Nebraska Conference

1901-02           Memphasis

1903-04           Swanton

1904-07           Crab Orchard

1907-09           Pickrel

1909                transfer to North Kansas Conference

1909-11           Herrington

1911-14           Corning

1914-17           Ozawkie

1917-18           Catawissa, East Pennsylvania Conference (beginning Jan 1918)

1918                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1918-22           Catawissa

1922-26           Pine Grove

1926-34           Paradise St. John’s

1934-37           Tower City

1937-44           Manor circuit

 


 

RAUHAUSER, JOEL

 

Born: 5-16-1818  York PA                                         married: Charlotte Bowers

Died: 12-16-1899  Columbus City IA                        obit: [d. 8/26/1854]

Miller-Raker #: 299                                                     married2: Martha Sargent

Fulton #: no                                                                 obit2: [d. 1886]

Gilbble list: no

 

1852    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1854                transfer to any conference he may wish to join, page 31

 

Note: The 1850 census places Joel Rauhauser in in Dover township, York County PA.  His first wife died in 1854 in Iowa.

 


  

RAVER, CHARLES W.

 

Born: 1849  Columbia County PA                             married: Julia Caroline Carrolton [10/12/1867]

Died: 4-17-1913  Shamokin PA                                 obit: [c1850 – 12/4/1935]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 196

Gilbble list: yes

 

1881    license, Allegheny Conference

1885    ordained, East German Conference

 

Interment: Shamokin Cemetery, Shamokin PA

Obit:

 

1880-81           living in Liverpool

1881-82           Orbisonia

1884                transfer to East German Conference

1884-85           Millheim

1885-87           Paxinos circuit [Shamokin area]

1888                expelled

1889                joined Primitive Methodist Church

1889-90           Houtzdale (did not finish the year)

                        “returned” to United Brethren Church

1892-93           Freeburg circuit, East German Conference

1893-94           Lancaster circuit, East Pennsylvania Conference

                        “transferred” to Susquehanna Synod of the Lutheran Church

                        Seybertsville

 

Note: This surname is sometimes rendered RABER.  Charles W. Raver reported was a lawyer in Harrisburg before entering the ministry and joined the Allegheny Conference in September 1881.  In July 1881, Rev. Raver was living in Liverpool, Perry County, apparently serving as a local pastor.

     In 1889, Charles W. Raver asked to be relieved of Houtzdale and re-assigned.  He was permitted to turn in his credentials and retire, but was not to be re-assigned in the Primitive Methodist Church. 

     His service in the Lutheran church is unclear.  Strangely, no dates are given for his service at Seybertsville.  Although he seems to have no formal assignment, he is active in synod affairs and living in Danville in 1901 (and that seems to have been his home base) and assisted at a dedication in Sunbury in 1905.

     Mrs. Raver’s biological father died and her mother married a Mr. King, and so her maiden name is sometimes given as King.



RAY, LUKE CRANSTON

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 625

Fulton #: no

Gilbble list: no

 

1924

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1924                transfer from Congregational Church, page 41&44&66

1924-25           associate, Chambersburg

1925                transfer to Syracuse Presbytery of Presbyterian Church, page 71

?                        ?

19444-48          Monroe NY First Presbyterian

 



RAYSOR, JOHN

 

Born: 1-1-1789                                                            married:

Died: 8-31-1850                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: 234

Fulton #: no

Gilbble list: yes

 

1838    license

 

Interment: Raysor’s Cemetery, near Penbrook PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1851,28

 

1846                charter member of East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Note: John Raysor remained a local pastor and did not itinerate.  Gibble’s 1951 History of the East Pennsylvania Conference, page 246, gives a brief account of Raysor’s Church (predecessor of Penbrook Grace) and Rev. Raysor.

 



REASEY, ROBERT EARL

 

Born:                                                                           married: Margaret _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 745

Fulton #: no

Gilbble list: no

 

1953    license, recommended by Arnolds

1958    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1955-58           student, United Seminary in Dayton OH

                        1955-56  Feesburg OH, Congregational Christian Church

1958-59           assistant, Chambersburg

1959-63           Shiremanstown

1963-79           Chambersburg First

1979-80           leave of absence

1980-82           Altoona Faith

1982-95           chaplain, Bethany Village

1995                retired

 


 

REBER, CALVIN H. JR

 

Born:                                                                           married: Audrie E. Fox

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gilbble list: yes

 

1934    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1939    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1939-42           missionary to China

1942-46           Palmyra Second

1946-51           missionary to China

1951-83           faculty, United Theological Seminary

1983                retired

 



REBER, HOWARD F.

 

Born: 4-1-1888  McKeansburg PA                             married: Esther Weidner

Died: 4-23-1914  Dayton OH                         obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 369

Gilbble list: no

 

1909    license, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Charles Evans Cemetery, Reading PA

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1914,83

 

1904-05           Eschol

1905-07           Hustontown

1907-10           Middleburg

1910-11           Middleburg circuit

1911-14           student, Bonebrake Seminary in Dayton OH

                            Oregonia, Miami Conference

                            Kingsville, Miami Conference

 


 

REBOK, HENRY W.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Lydia Cormany [?]

Died: 5-11-1906                                                          obit: Iowa Conference 1891,10

Miller-Raker #: 302

Fulton #: no

Gilbble list: no

 

1853    license

1861    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit: Iowa Conference 1907,41

 

1852-53           Greencastle circuit

1853-55           Path Valley circuit

1855-56           Manchester circuit

1878                transfer to any conference he wishes to join, page 14

 


 

REBOK, KENNETH LEE

 

Born: 1-11-1939                                                          married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 804

Fulton #: no

Gilbble list: no

 

1963    license, recommended by Newburg Otterbein

1969    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1963-65           student, Shippensburg University

     1963-65  Upper Strasburg

1965-68           student, United Theological Seminary

                             1965-67  Huber Heights OH Sulpher Grove EUB (beginning 9/1/1965)

 

Note: Kenneth L. Rebok is listed in the 1969 Susquehanna Conference journal as being ordained in 1969 and as without an appointment, but he does not appear in the 1969 United Methodist General Minutes.  He appears to have remained in Ohio as a clergyperson, but not as a United Methodist.

 



RECTOR, ROBERT B.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #:

Gibble list: no

 

?          license, Pittsburgh Conference of the United Evangelical Church

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1918-19           Bowersdale

1919-20           Indiana

1920                “transfer” to Allegheny Conference of the United Brethren Church

1920-21           Richfield

1921                return to quarterly conference license, page 78

 


 

REDDICK, D. LEONARD

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 586

Fulton #: no

Gilbble list: no

 

1914    license, recommended by Walkersville MD

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1919                withdrew

 

Note: Rev. Reddick is a graduate of LVC.

 



REDDING, EARL EUGENE

 

Born: 9-14-1901  Hanover PA                                    married: Ada Myrle Creswell

Died: 1-15-1981                                                          obit: 1979,348

Miller-Raker #: 648

Fulton #: no

Gilbble list: no

 

1925    quarterly conference license

1926    license, recommended by Baltimore Salem

1930    ordained

 

Interment: Mount Rose Cemetery, York PA

Obit: 1981,338

 

1925-29           Jefferson

1929-32           Taneytown

1932-38           Shepherdstown

1938-52           York Third

1952-64           Hagerstown Grace

1964-67           Fayetteville

1967                retired

                        1967-76  associate, York Fourth

 


 

REED, JOHN BENEDICT JR.

 

Born: 2-7-1901  Chambersburg PA                            married: Laura Edna Stickell

Died: 6-6-1958  York PA                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 630

Fulton #: no

Gilbble list: no

 

1920    quarterly conference license, Hagerstown St. Paul’s

1924    license

1929    ordained

 

Interment: Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown MD

Obit: 1958,42

 

1922-26           student. Lebanon Valley College

1926-29           student, Bonebrake [United] Seminary

1929-31           Biglerville

1931-37           Keedysville

1837-45           Boiling Springs

1945-52                      Hanover

1952-58           Spry

 


 

REEL, FREDERICK

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gilbble list: yes

 

1889    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1887-89           Philadelphia Port Richmond St. Paul’s, Edgemont & Westmoreland

1893                name erased, page 6

1896                Church of Christ Mission, 85th and Island Road

1898                Highway Mission, Oxford at Ridge Avenue

 

Note: Frederick Reel remained an active clergyperson in Philadelphia, affiliation unknown, until at least 1900.


 

REESE, HORACE GREELEY

 

Born: 9-21-1900  Port Matilda PA                             married: Katharine Beatrice Williams

Died: 5-24-1965                                                          obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 1960, 32

Miller-Raker #: no                                                       married2: Mrs. Matilda Hunsburger

Fulton #: 493                                                               obit2: Western Pennsylvania Conference 1976,345

Gilbble list: no

 

1924    quarterly conference license

1925    license, Allegheny Conference

1927    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 1965,4&27

 

1924-28           Liverpool

1928-30           Milton

1930-39           Pitcairn

1939-42           Tyrone

1942-49           Punxsutawney

1949-54           McKeesport Kephart

1954-65           Dubois

1965                retired

 

Note: The maiden name of the second Mrs. Reese was Matilda Jane Brendlinger.  Her first husband, a Mr. Claude Hunsburger, died in 1931.

 



REESER, DAVID M.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died: 6-22-1864  Petersburg VA                                                                    obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gilbble list: yes

 

1859    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: near Fort Hell, Petersburg VA

Obit:

 

1856-57           Northumberland mission

 

Note: David M. Reeser was mustered in May 12, 1864, and killed in battle while serving with the Pennsylvania Regiment 184, Company B.


 

REID, WILBUR L.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 729

Fulton #: no

Gilbble list: no

 

1950    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1948-51           Windsor Grace (did not finish final year)

1951                withdrew “to return to pastorate in New England,” page 48

 

Note: Rev. Reid is listed 1948-50 under “permanent quarterly conference and lay ministers.” 

 


 

REIDER, GEORGE

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died: 1901                                                                  obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gilbble list: yes

 

1858    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1863    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1870                name erased

 

Note: George Reider is a brother to Mary Rider Gingrich, wife of David Gingrich Jr.  He was prominent in the Elizabethtown congregation – see Gibble’s History of the East Pennsylvania Conference, pages 94 & 95.  He apparently continued as a local pastor in the denomination after his name was erased from the conference rolls, for Kelker’s 1907 History of Dauphin County, reports (volume 3, page 319) a March 1877 marriage performed by “Rev George Reider, pastor of the United Brethren Church of Mount Joy” and reports (volume 3, page 233) a January 1890 marriage performed by “Rev. George Rider, pastor of the Hummelstown United Brethren Church.”  George Reider was not the assigned pastor of record on either occasion.  This surname is also rendered RIDER.

 


 

REIGEL, JOHN ADAM

 

Born: 9-7-1754                                                            married:

Died: 8-2-1822                                                            obit:

Miller-Raker #: 31

Fulton #: no

Gilbble list: no

 

1800    license

 

Interment: Hummelstown PA

Obit:

 

Note: This surname is also rendered RIEGEL.  Gibble’s 1951 History of the East Pennsylvania Conference, page 60, gives a brief biography.

 



REISINGER, DAVID KENNETH

 

Born: 6-4-1905  Pittsburgh PA                                   married: Mary Ellen Hair

Died: 1-14-1977                                                          obit: see biographical files

Miller-Raker #: 652

Fulton #: no

Gilbble list: no

 

1926    license, recommended by New Bloomfield charge

1933    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 1977,363

 

1927-28           Bendersville

1928-32           Mechanicsburg circuit

1932-36           Dover

1936-45           Greenmount

1945-46           executive secretary, Baltimore School of the Bible

1946-47           Second Congregational Church, Baltimore MD

1947-48           president, Buffalo Bible Institute in West Seneca NY [now part of Houghton Col]

1948                transfer to Erie Conference, page 96

1948-53           president, Buffalo Bible Institute in West Seneca NY [now part of Houghton Col]

1953-55           Bradford

1955-61           president, Evangelical Teacher Training Association of Wheaton IL

1961-68           director of adult education, Gospel Light Publications of Gendale CA

1968                retired

 

Note: His mother’s death is noted 1929,21.  According to 1929,21 he may have served for a time on Wolfsville charge circa 1928.  D. Kenneth Reisinger is married to Mary E. Reisinger.
 


 

REISINGER, MARY H.  see  HAIR, MARY E.

 


 

REITZEL, JOHN RICHARD

 

Born: 10-16-1847                                                        married: Mary Ann Weiss

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gilbble list: yes

 

1870    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1874    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1869-71           Philadelphia Mt. Airy

1871-72           Florin Glossbrenner (first part of year), Shamokin First (second part of year)

1872-73           Shamokin First

1873-74           Harrisburg Calvary [Derry Street]

1874-76           Monocacy circuit

1876-77           Middletown (first 10 months), Shamokin First (last 2 months)

1877-79           Shamokin First

1881                honorable dismissal

1881                organized Mitchell SD First Congregational Church

1893                Owosso MI Congregational Church

 

Note: It is believed J.R. Reitzel later moved to Chicago and was a public speaker at Chautauqua-type gatherings in the early 1900’s.

 


 

RENN, U.S.G.

 

Born: 3-18-1864  near Sunbury PA                            married: Lillie F. Light

Died: 12-24-1912  Harrisburg PA                              obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gilbble list: yes

 

1888    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1890    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Annville Cemetery, Annville PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1913,40

 

1887-88           student, Lebanon Valley College

                        1887-88  Manor circuit (beginning 9/1/87)

1888-89           Manheim

1889-91           Elverson

1891-93           Mont Clare

1893-96           Oberlin

1896-00           Ephrata

1900-03           student, Bonebrake [United] Theological Seminary

1903-07           Reading Memorial [Trinity]

1907-12           Middletown

1912                Harrisburg State Street

 


 

RENSHAW, ELWOOD JAMES

 

Born: 5-29-1860                                                          married: Anna Elizabeth Henry

Died: 2-10-1921  Baltimore MD                                obit: 1958,44

Miller-Raker #: 565

Fulton #: no

Gilbble list: yes

 

1903    ordained, Baptist

 

Interment: St. John’s UB Church, Paradise PA

Obit: 1921,66

 

1894-04           East Brandywine Baptist, Chester County PA

1904-05           Paradise St. John’s, UB denomination (begin soon after conference; see 1905,4)

1905                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference, UB denomination

1905-10                     Paradise St. John’s

1910                Lebanon Hebron (briefly)

1910-11           Baltimore Sixth, Pennsylvania Conference

1911                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference

1911-16           Boonsboro

1916-17           Myersville

1917-21           Baltimore Fifth [Otterbein Memorial]

 

Note: Elwood James Renshaw is believed to be a brother to George B. Renshaw.

 



RENSHAW, GEORGE B.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Hannah A. _____

Died:                                                                           obit: 1921,73

Miller-Raker #: 566

Fulton #: no

Gilbble list: yes

 

1899    ordained, Baptist Church

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1899-03           First Baptist, Lebanon PA

1903-05           First Baptist, Chesterfield NJ

1905                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference of the United Brethren Church

1905                Intercourse (Jan-Oct)

1905-09           Lykens

1909-10           Reading Otterbein

1910-13           Quincy Orphanage/conference evangelist

1913                Baltimore Fourth (July-Nov)

1913-17           Wormleysburg

1917-22           Windsor

1922-25           Manchester PA (resigned 9/1/1925  1925,28)

1925                transfer to Lutheran Church, page 71

 

Note: George B. Renshaw is believed to be a brother to Elwood J. Renshaw.  He traveled as a signing evangelist

 


 

RESSLER, JACOB BRUNER

 

Born: 9-15-1821  Fayette County PA                        married: Emily Shupe

Died: 4-27-1891  Westerville OH                               obit: [1818-1904]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 48

Gilbble list: no

 

1842    license, Allegheny Conference

1845    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Central Ohio Conference 1891,46

 

1843-44           Jefferson

1844-46           Mt. Pleasant station

1846-47           Liverpool

1847-48           superintendent, Huntingdon District

1848-50           superintendent, Westmoreland District

1850-52           superintendent, Western District

1852-53           agent, Mt. Pleasant College

1853-54           ?

1854-57           Mt. Pleasant station

1857-58           ?

1858-62           superintendent, West District

1862-63           Mt. Pleasant

1863-64           agent, Otterbein University

1873                transfer to

 

Note: Jacob B. Ressler is the father of John I.L. Ressler and Lillian Ressler Keister, wife of George Keister.  A reference to the death of Jacob B. Ressler appears in the 1891 Allegheny Conference journal, page 38, where it states he "had for many years been associated with the Allegheny Conference."  The marriage date of "Rev. Jacob B. Ressler" and Emily Shupe is given in the Religious Telescope as 1/27/1848.  For this person, this surname is also rendered RESLER.  Mrs. Ressler is a niece to Elizabeth Shupe Worman, wife of Daniel Worman.

 



RESSLER, JOHN ISAAC LEWIS

 

Born: 11-30-1854  Mt. Pleasant PA                           married: Mary Sammis

Died:  9-6-1934  Beaverdale PA                                obit: Allegheny Conference 1944,62

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 189

Gilbble list: no

 

1876    quarterly conference license

1877    license, ? Conference

1879    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Otterbein Cemetery, Westerville OH

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1934,61

 

1876                graduated from Otterbein College in Westerville OH

1876-78           student, Union Biblical Seminary and Western Theological Seminary

1878-79           New Paris, Allegheny Conference

1879                transfer to Allegheny Conference

1879-82           Johnstown First

1882-83           Greensburg

1883-86           Braddock

1886-91           Mt. Pleasant

1891-94           Altoona First

1894-97           Wilkinsburg

1897-01           Johnstown First

1901-07           conference superintendent

1907-13           McKeesport Shoemaker

1913-19           Conemaugh

1919-22           Johnstown Southmont

1922-27           Trafford

1927-28           Wilmore

1928                Beaverdale

 

John I.L. Ressler is the son of Jacob B. Ressler and a brother to Lillian Ressler Keister, wife of George Keister.  He is the father of Mary Grace Ressler Shively, wife of B. Frank Shively.  In some cases J.I.L. Ressler is incorrectly recorded as G.L. Ressler.

 



RETTEW, CHESTER ELIJAH

 

Born: 10-4-1890  Columbia PA                                  married: Ruth C. Detweiler

Died: 1-31-1964                                                          obit: [Eastern Pennsylvania Conf 1985,318]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gilbble list: yes

 

1910    quarterly conference license, Columbia

1912    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1915    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Conestoga Memorial Park, Lancaster PA

Obit: Eastern Conference 1964,125

 

1911-12           student, Lebanon Valley College

                        1911-12  Mont Clare

1912-15           student, Bonebrake [United] Theological Seminary

                        1914-15  Kingsville

1915-17           Halifax Otterbein

1917-20           New Holland

1920-26           missionary, Philippine Islands

1926-29           Harrisburg First

1929-32           Mount Joy

1932-37           Allentown Linden Street [Zion]

1937-41           Schuylkill Haven

1941-47           Philadelphia First [Mt. Pisgah]

1947-53           Myerstown

1953                retired

 

Note: Chester E. Rettew is the father of Rev. Richard D. Rettew of the Presbyterian denomination.

 


 

REXRODE, LAFAYETTE

 

Born: 4-?-1867  KY                                                    married: Mattie B. Cothrill

Died:                                                                           obit: Allegheny Conference 1902,48

Miller-Raker #: 461                                                     married2: Susanna Cleaver

Fulton #: 312                                                               obit2: [3/22/1864 – 12/4/1951]

Gilbble list: no

 

1896    license

?          ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1895-96           Manchester (last part of the year)  1896,50

1896-97           Dover

1897-99           York Haven circuit (left during last year to attend seminary)

1899-02           seminary student, Dayton OH

1902                transfer to Allegheny Conference

1902-03           Clearfield station

1903-05           McKeesport

1905-06           West Decatur

1906-07           living in Valier PA

1907-08           Johnstown Barron Avenue

1908-11           Fairmount

1911-12           Punxsutawney (resigned 4/30/1912, page 48)

1912                honorable dismissal, page 73, to “transfer” to the Presbyterian Church

1912-15           Leatherwood (New Bethlehem PA)

1915-20           Lower Buffalo (Independence PA)

1920-               Sampson’s Mills (White Oak PA, beginning 12/21/1920)

 

Note: Rev. Rexrode is reported to have lived in Kearneysville WV and appears to have connections to Grant County WV, where his brother Aldine Whetsel Rexrode farmed.  The second Mrs. Rexrode (nee Cleaver) may have been the widow of a Mr. Helmrick.

 



REYNOLDS, FRANCIS D.

 

Born: 11-26-1871  Baltimore MD                              married: Emma Jane Rush

Died: 1-3-1932                                                            obit: Baltimore Conference (Methodist) 1957,278

Miller-Raker #: 476

Fulton #: no

Gilbble list: no

 

1895    ordained “in the Mission of Faith of the M.E. Church in Baltimore MD

1901    license

1901    ordained

 

Interment: Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Baltimore MD

Obit: Maryland Conference of Methodist Protestant Church  132,115

 

1901-02           New Bloomfield (resigned 3/13/01)

1902-03           York Haven (resigned 11/9/02)

1903-05                     living in Baltimore MD

1905                granted open transfer, page 46

1907                transfer to Maryland Conference of Methodist Protestant Church

1907-09           Lawsonia

1909-10           Kennedyville

1910-12           Dover and Leipsic

1912-15           Sharptown

1915-16           Waverly

1916-18           no appointment, by own request

1918-25           Baltimore St. Paul’s

1925-31           Evergreen

 


 

REYNOLDS, JOSHUA R.

 

Born: 1825  Cambria County PA                                           married: Elizabeth Kring [1845]

Died: 3-7-1885  Indianapolis IN                                            obit: [1827 – 3/19/1878]

Miller-Raker #: no                                                                   married2: Emma Frazier [12/15/1878]

Fulton #: 124                                                                           obit2: [c1834 – c1897]

Gibble list: no

 

1862    license, Allegheny Conference

1869    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

 

Interment: Village Cemetery, Braddock PA

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1885,36

 

1862-63           Scottsville [Three Springs]

1863-64           Bellefonte

1864-65           Mechanicsburg

1865-69           (health issues)

1869-70           Fallen Timber

1879-71           Liverpool

1871-72           Bald Eagle Valley

1872-73           Clearfield

1873-74           (health issues)

1874-75           Mahoning

1876                (health issues)

 

 Note: Joshua Reynolds served in the army 9/6/1864 – 6/4/1865 and was never physically well afterwards.  Emma Frazier was the widow of a Thomas Ryan.  She then married (10/13/1864) John Pringle (1796-1866), a brother to Abraham and Daniel Pringle.


 

RHEN, ALLEN R.

 

Born: 1-2-1866                                                            married: Clara L. _____

Died: 1-7-1934                                                            obit: Colorado Conference 1925,54

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 275

Gibble list: no

 

1896    license, Allegheny Conference

1900    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

 

Interment: Mountain View Cemetery, Longmont CO

Obit: Colorado – New Mexico Conference 1934,13

 

1895-97           Bellwood

1897-00           Bellefonte

1900-03           Punxsutawney

1903-06           Milton

1906-07           Loveland CO, Colorado Conference

1907                transfer to Colorado Conference


 

RHINEHART, JACOB

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died: 1856  Fisherville VA                                         obit:

Miller-Raker #: 163

Fulton #: no

Gilbble list: yes [RINEHART]

 

1830    license

1832    ordained, Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Bethlehem Cemetery [unmarked grave], Augusta County VA

Obit:

 

1830                charter member of Hagerstown [Virginia] Conference

1836-37           presiding elder, Maryland District

1838-39           local preacher, living 4 miles from Hagerstown

 

Note: This surname is also rendered REINHART and RINEHART.  See Burrow’s 1984 History of the West Virginia Conference, page 215.  This may be the same Jacob Rhinehart as #239.

 


 

RHINEHART, JACOB

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 239

Fulton #: no

Gilbble list: no

 

1840    entered conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1840-42           Chambersburg station

1842-43           believed to be serving in Allegheny Conference

1843-45           York First

1845                transfer to Virginia Conference

 

Note: This may be the same Jacob Rhinehart as #163.

 


 

RHINEHART, PAUL E.

 

Born: 9-28-1896  Greencastle PA                               married: Mary Helen Waltrick

Died: 5-15-1965  Westminster MD                            obit:

Miller-Raker #: 619

Fulton #: no

Gilbble list: no

 

1920    quarterly conference license, Greencastle First

1922    license

1926    ordained

 

Interment: Druid Ridge Cemetery, Pikesville MD

Obit: 1965,109

 

1922-24           Mercersburg circuit

1924-26           Myersville

1926-29           Manchester MD

1929-34           Dillsburg

1934-34           York Second

1938-44           Mount Wolf

1944-62           Baltimore Seimer’s Memorial

1962-65           Taneytown

 



RHINEHART, WILLIAM R.

 

Born: 11-28-1800  Rockingham County VA married:

Died: 5-9-1861                                                            obit:

Miller-Raker #: 112

Fulton #: no

Gilbble list: yes [RINEHART]

 

1825    license

1828    ordained

 

Interment: Miami Chapel, Dayton OH

Obit: Miami OH Conference 1892,9

 

1830                charter member of Hagerstown [Virginia] Conference

1831-34           Hagerstown circuit

1834-39           (first) editor, Religious Telescope

1853                transfer to Miami OH Conference

 

Note: This surname is also rendered REINHART and RINEHART.  Funkhouser’s 1921 History of the Virginia Conference, page 85, and Holdcraft’s 1939 History of the Pennsylvania Conference, page 321, give brief biographies.

 


 

RHOAD, EDWIN MORRIS

 

Born: 4-3-1893  Lebanon County PA                                    married: Mary B. Nissley

Died: 6-23-1978                                                          obit: Eastern Pennsylvania Conf 1977,578

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gilbble list: yes

 

1917    quarterly conference license, Lemberger’s

1918    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1925    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Hummelstown Cemetery, Hummelstown PA

Obit: Eastern Pennsylvania Conference 1979,410

 

1917-22           student, Lebanon Valley College

                            1917-19  Manada Hill

                            1919-22  Hillsdale circuit

1922-25           student, Princeton Theological Seminary

                            summer 1923  McKeesport-Shoemaker’s

                            summer 1924  Missionary Ridge, Chattanooga TN

                            summer 1925  Hillsdale circuit

1925-43           Ephrata First

1943-45           chaplain, US Army

1945-52           Lebanon Salem

1952-62           Harrisburg Sixth Street

1962                retired

 

Note: Edwin M. Rhoad is a brother to Hiram F. Rhoad and an uncle to William O. Rhoad.

 



RHOAD, HIRAM FRANKLIN

 

Born: 3-14-1878  Lebanon County PA                      married: Annie Mae Houser

Died: 11-8-1950                                                          obit: Eastern Conference 1964,124

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gilbble list: yes

 

1896    quarterly conference license

1898    license, East German Conference

1902    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Gravel Hill Cemetery, Palmyra PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1951,26

 

1900-01           Ebenezer

1901                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1901-02           Bellegrove

1902-04           Pine Grove

1904-07           Lykens circuit

1907-09           Manheim

1909-17           Highspire

1917-28           Harrisburg State Street

1928-47           Lancaster Otterbein

1947-50           Highspire

 

Note: Hiram F. Rhoad is a brother to Edwin M. Rgoad and the father of William O. Rhoad.

 



RHOAD, WILLIAM OTTERBEIN

 

Born: 8-17-1903                                                          married: Myrtle Iva Dymon [11/22/1929]

Died: 2-28-1989                                                          obit: [3/19/1904 – 1/10/1994]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gilbble list: yes

 

1923    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1928    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1923-25           student, Lebanon Valley College

                        1924-25  Manada Hill

1925-28           student, Princeton University

1928-30           Linglestown and Colonial Park

1930                honorable dismissal to join Presbyterian ministry

                        Ashfield & Ripley, Ontario Canada

 

Note: William O. Rhoad is the son of Hiram F. Rhoad and a nephew of Edwin M. Rhoad.

 



RHOADS, SOLOMON LINCOLN

 

Born: 11-9-1864  near Hummelstown PA                  married: Mary A. Seigfried

Died: 2-16-1941                                                          obit: Eastern Conference 1964,123

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gilbble list: yes

 

1894    quarterly conference license, Hummelstown Trinity

1895    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1898    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Mount Lebanon Cemetery, Lebanon PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1941,11

 

1895-98           Lebanon St. John’s mission

1898-01           Mount Joy circuit

1901-03           Denver

1903-04           Allentown Sixth Street [Grace]

1904-07           Mount Carmel

1907-11           Sunbury

1911-14           Lancaster Otterbein

1914-17           Lykens circuit

1917-20           Lykens station

1920-25           Palmyra Second and Campbelltown

1925-29           Highspire

1929-30           Shoemakersville

1930-34           Intercourse

1934-41           Tremont St. John’s and Barry

 


 

RHODES, CHARLES H.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Mary Dunlap

Died:                                                                           obit: Allegheny Conference 1923,65

Miller-Raker #: no                                                       married2:

Fulton #: 440                                                               obit2: Western Pennsylvania Conference 1958,35

Gilbble list: no

 

1917    quarterly conference license

1918    license, Allegheny Conference

1920    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1917-19           Mapleton Depot

1919-22           Madison

1922-25           Bellwood

1925-26           Everson

1926-29           Altoona Schum Memorial

1929-30           Coalport

1930-34           South Williamsport

1934-35           Susquehanna (ending 3/1/1935)

1935                removed for violating policy on divorce & remarriage – see 1935, 93

 


 

RICE, AMOS HEINTZELMAN

 

Born: 7-11-1849  near Chambersburg PA                  married: Jennie E. Miller

Died: 12-13-1904  Dayton OH                                   obit: 1935,28

Miller-Raker #: 356

Fulton #: no

Gilbble list: no

 

1871    license

1873    ordained

 

Interment: Dayton OH

Obit: 1905,64

 

1869-70           assistant, Shopp’s station

1870-71           assistant, York circuit

1871-73           Path Valley

1873-75           Manchester MD

1875-77           York Second

1877-79           Newville station

1879-82           Liverpool circuit

1882-86           Harrisburg Otterbein

1886-90           presiding elder, Baltimore District

1890-91           Baltimore George Street

1891-02           Baltimore Scott Street

1902-04           York Allison Memorial (Third)

 


 

RICE, H.S.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gilbble list: yes

 

1875    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1879                Millersburg Hebron (June-Oct)

1880-81           Phoenixville circuit

1888                removed at own request

 


 

RICE, JAMES E.B.

 

Born: 1-26-1862  Rockingham County VA               married: Martha Jane Applegate

Died: 2-18-1949  Quincy PA                                      obit: 1934,24

Miller-Raker #: 496

Fulton #: 323

Gilbble list: no

 

1885    license, Virginia Conference

1887    ordained, Virginia Conference

 

Interment: Red Lion Cemetery, Red Lion PA

Obit: 1949,33

 

1885-86           Clark mission

1886-87           Singers Glen

1887-90           Churchville

1890-91           Berkeley Springs

1891-94           student, Bonebrake seminary

1894-97           Winchester

1897                transfer to Maryland Conference

1897-00           Boonsboro

1900-02           Walkersville

1902                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference

1902                Mount Wolf (Mar-Aug)

1902-03           Tyrone, Allegheny Conference

1903                transfer to Allegheny Conference

1903-04           Tyrone

1904-05           (health issue, living in Frederick MD – see 9/7/1904 Religious Telescope, page 12)

1905-06           East Pittsburgh

1906                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference, page 50

1906-07           Taneytown

1907-10           Chewsville

1910-12           Scotland

1912-15           York Third

1915-17           West Fairview

1917-19           local

1919-25           Jefferson

1925-29           Manchester PA

1929                retired

 

Note: JEB Rice is a brother to Samuel L. Rice.


 

RICE, MARVIN LEE

 

Born: 9-1-1936                                                            married: Marlene L. Myers

Died:                                                                           obit: 1965,107

Miller-Raker #: 758

Fulton #: no

Gilbble list: no

 

1956    license, recommended by Hagerstown Emmanuel

1962    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1956-58           student, Lebanon Valley College

     1956-58  Gardners-Mount Victory

1958-62           student, United Seminary in Dayton OH

                             1958-62  Eldorado, Miami Ohio Conference

1962-69           Greencastle

1969                no appointment

 

Note: Marvin L. Rice never appears in the United Methodist Church records.



 

RICE, SAMUEL L.

 

Born: 1-4-1857                                                            married: Magdalena M. Shank [8/23/1881]

Died: 10-7-1930  Gettysburg PA                               obit: [8/27/1863 – 1919]

Miller-Raker #: 497                                                     married2: Antoinette G. Bowers [1920]

Fulton #: no                                                                 obit2: [11/12/1862 – 10/18/1934]

Gilbble list: no

 

1889    license, Virginia Conference

1892    ordained, Virginia Conference

 

Interment: Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg PA

Obit:

 

1889-91           Cross Keys

1891-98           ?

1898                transfer to Maryland Conference

1898-02           Keedysville (beginning 7/1/98)

1902                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference

1902-05           Gettysburg

1905-06           field secretary, Quincy Orphanage

1906                withdrew irregularly, page 49, to enter the Lutheran ministry

1907-12           Lemoyne Trinity

1912-18           Marysville & Duncannon

1918                retired

 

Note: Samuel L. Rice is a brother to JEB Rice.  The second Mrs. Rice was the widow of a Mr. Howes.

 


 

RICHARDSON, HARVEY EUGENE

 

Born: 6-22-1865  Buckeystown MD                          married:

Died: 9-17-1957                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: 501

Fulton #: no

Gilbble list: no

 

1895    license, Virginia Conference

1898    ordained, Virginia Conference

 

Interment: Rosedale Cemetery, Martinsburg WV

Obit: Virginia Conference  1958,17

 

1900-02           Williamsport MD

1902                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference

1902-03           Williamsport MD (resigned April 1903)  1903,21

1903                transfer to Iowa Conference

1903-04           Letts

1909                transfer to Virginia Conference

1912-14           Cumberland MD

 

Note: Funkhouser’s 1921 History of the Virginia Conference, page 179, gives a brief biography.

 


 

RICHEY, W.T.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died: 1866                                                                  obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #:

Gibble list: no

 

1859    license, Allegheny Conference

1862    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

 

Interment:

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1907,9

 

1860-61           Schellsburg

1861-63           Allegheny

1863-65           Clearfield

1865-66           Liverpool

 

 Note: The 1865 journal lists this pastor as THOMAS RICKEY.  The surname also appears as RICHIE.


 

RICHIE, GUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS

 

Born: 9-22-1888                                                          married: Belle Orris

Died: 7-17-1966                                                          obit: Eastern Conference 1966,124

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gilbble list: yes

 

1909    quarterly conference license, Shamokin First

1911    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1917    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Grand View Cemetery, Annville PA

Obit: Eastern Conference 1967,123

 

1909-13           student, Lebanon Valley College

                             1911-12  Jonestown circuit

1913-14           associate, Marble Collegiate (Dutch Reformed) NYC

1914-17           student, Bonebrake [United] Seminary

                             1915-17  Fairfield (ME) OH

1917-23           Allentown Zion

1923-25           Philadelphia Second

1925-58           faculty, Lebanon Valley College

                        1925-56  Annnville

1958                retired

 

Note:  Mrs. Richie was ordained a United Brethren deaconess 10/6/1919.  Daughter Alice (1917-1998) is the wife of Darwin D. Clupper (1912-1981), US Navy chaplain and pastor in the Minnesota and Ohio Sandusky Conferences.

 


 

RICHMOND, R.C.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit: Allegheny Conference

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 398

Gibble list: no

 

1912    license, Allegheny Conference

1913    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

 

Interment:

Obit: Allegheny Conference

 

1912-13           Houserville

1918                returned to quarterly conference license, page 52

 

Note: R.C. Richmond is otherwise unknown.


 

RICHTER, GEORGE MARTIN

 

Born: 3-9-1884  Halifax PA                                       married:

Died: 8-?-1974  Grinnell IA                                       obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gilbble list: yes

 

1906    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1906-07           Sinking Spring

1907-08           Lehigh circuit

1908-09           Birdsboro Grace

1909-12           student, Bonebrake [United] Seminary

                             Delta OH

                             Oak Street, Dayton OH

1912-15           missionary, Africa

1915-16           Coatesville

1916-19           Schuylkill Haven

1919-38           missionary, Africa

1938                transfer to Colorado-New Mexico Conference

                             last listed as United Brethren in 1940 in Espanola NM

 

Note: George M. Martin served as a Congregational pastor in Elkader IA and Grinnell IA c1943-c1960.  Mrs. Martin was also a graduate of Bonebrake Seminary.


 

RICKABAUGH, CLYDE EDWARD

 

Born: 2-15-1902                                                          married: Viola Isabelle Smith Mitchell

Died: 2-9-1993                                                            obit: [10/18/1903 – 10/22/1989]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gilbble list: yes

 

1927    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1925-26           Pottstown

1927-28           Tremont St. John’s

1928-31           student, Crozer Theological Seminary

1931                removed to enter the Presbyterian ministry

                        First and Salem, Slatington PA

 

Note: Clyde E. Rickabaugh is the father of Rev. Homer T. Rickabaugh of the Presbyterian Church.
 


 

RIDER, GORDON I.

 

Born: 6-27-1877  Silver Lake IN                                married: Cora Ellen Haverstock

Died: 1-1-1966                                                            obit: Baltimore Conference 1982,415

Miller-Raker #: 516

Fulton #: no

Gilbble list: no

 

1903    license, recommended by Shepherdstown

1907    ordained

 

Interment: Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown MD

Obit:1966,145

 

1905-06           Thurmont

1906-09           Walkersville

1909-52           Hagerstown Second [Grace]

1952                retired

 


 

RIDER, JOHN

 

Born: 1787                                                                  married:

Died: 1849                                                                  obit:

Miller-Raker #: 103 [REIDER]

Fulton #: 21

Gilbble list: yes

 

1822    license

1825    ordained

 

Interment: Union Cemetery, near New Baltimore PA

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1850,

 

1835-39           presiding elder, Huntingdon District

1839                charter member of Allegheny Conference

1845-46           Millheim

1847-48           Schellsburg circuit

 

Note: This surname is also rendered REIDER.  Note: Weaver’s 1908 Minutes of the 1819-24 Conferences, page 48, gives a brief biography [REIDER].

 

 



RIEGEL, ADAM

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died: 1822                                                                  obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gilbble list: yes

 

1800    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 


 

RIDDLE, JEREMIAH SYLACE.

 

Born: 8-5-1848  Gilmer WV                                       married: Amelia Eleanor Kipp Kneal

Died: 7-16-1880  Oxford County, Ontario Canada   obit: [5/1/1848 – 9/27/1879]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gilbble list: yes

 

?          license, West Virginia Conference

 

Interment: Princeton, Ontario Canada

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1881,14

 

1873                transfer to

1878-79           Halifax Otterbein, East Pennsylvania Conference

1879                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1879-80           Intercourse

 

Note: Jeremiah S. Riddle is the brother of Merchant S. Riddle (b. 1847) of the West Virginia Conference Mrs. Kneal (nee Kipp) was a widow when she married Jeremiah Riddle 9/25/1874.

 



RIFE, CARL BRUCE

 

Born: 2-5-1940                                                            married: Judith _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 787

Fulton #: no

Gilbble list: no

 

1960    license, recommended by York Fifth

1966    ordained

           

Interment:

Obit:

 

1961-62           student associate, Lemoyne Calvary

1962-63           youth evangelist, General Board of Evangelism

1963-66           student, United Seminary in Dat=yton OH

                        1963-66  youth minister, Brookville OH

1966-68           Silver Spring

1968-70           Lemoyne Grace

1970-71           student, Wesley Seminary

1971                transfer to Baltimore Conference

1971-81           Frederick Brooke Hill

1981-84           Baltimore Grace

1984-87           director of development, United Seminary

1987-94           Millford Mill

1994-               Wheaton Hughes

 



RIGOR, G.W.MILES

 

Born: 9-22-1831  near Scottdale PA                          married: Lillie Jane McCreary

Died: 7-9-1906                                                            obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1906,32

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 87

Gilbble list: yes

 

1852    quarterly conference license, Mount Pleasant

1854    license, Allegheny Conference

1860    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Stoverdale Church, Dauphin County PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1906,31

 

1854-57           Blair

1857-58           Jefferson

1858-59           Mahoning

1859-61           Liverpool

1861-62           Perrysville

1862                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1862-63           Northumberland Mission

1863-66           Columbia Salome

1866-70           Lebanon Trinity

1870-72           Harrisburg First

1872-75           superintendent

1875-76           ?

1876-79           superintendent

1879-80           Highspire circuit

1880-81           superintendent           

1881-83           Mount Joy

1883-84           Baltimore Scott Street

1884-85           Philadelphia Jasper Street mission

1885-88           superintendent, Lancaster District

1888-89           Philadelphia First

1889-90           Camden NJ Woodland mission

1890-95           living in Vineland NJ

1895-96           Lebanon Trinity

1896-98           Pottstown

1898-99           Halifax Otter (first part of year), Paradise St. John’s (last part of year)

1899-01           Royalton Emmanuel

1901-02           Elverson

1902-03           Coatesville mission [Grace]

1903                retired to Vineland NJ


 

RILAND, PAUL JONES

 

Born: 11-22-1829  PA                                                            married: Mary A. Gilbert

Died: 3-3-1906  Halifax PA                                                   obit: [7/7/1834 – 10/3/1909]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gilbble list: yes

 

1853    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1857    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Zion [Stone] Church Cemetery, Powell’s Valley PA

Obit:

 

1853-54           Halifax circuit

1854-56           Lancaster circuit

1856-58           New Holland

1858-91           living in Powell’s Valley

1891                name erased

 

Note: Some sources give the birthdate as 4-8-1827, the birthdate of his (twin?) sister.  The 1829 date comes from the tombstone.


 

RILEY, JOHN

 

Born: 5-11-1824  Westmoreland PA                          married: Rebecca Cooper

Died: 2-14-1903  Georgia City MO                           obit: [2/10/1825 – 10/23/1912]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 80

Gibble list: no

 

1853    license, Allegheny Conference

1855    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Missouri Conference 1903,15

 

1852-53           Jefferson

1853-54           Ligonier

1854-55           Jefferson

1855-57           Westmoreland

1857-58           Madison

1858-59           Madison & Westmoreland

1859-60           Madison

1860-61           Clarion

1861-63           Kittanning

1863                transfer to

 


 

RINGER, ANDREW

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 172

Fulton #: no

Gilbble list: yes

 

1832    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1832-33           Carlisle circuit

1834                dismissed

 


 

RISLEY, FRANK ASHER

Born: 3-17-1880  Clinton County MI             married: Elta Ankeny

Died: 1-7-1942                                                            obit: [3/16/1885 - ?]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 354

Gibble list: no

 

1901    license, Michigan Conference

1909    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: St. Joseph Conference 1942,56

 

1902-03           Mt. Pleasant

1903-07           student, Otterbein College in Westerville OH

1907                transfer to Allegheny Conference

1907-08           Port Matilda

1909-25           missionary, West Africa

1925                open transfer, page 119

 

Note: Frank Asher Risley is a brother to Robert Russell Risley (1875-1950) of the Sandusky Conference.

 


 

RITCHEY, ARTHUR

 

Born: 1-28-1880  Blue Knob PA                                married: Juniata Allenbaugh

Died: 11-19-1958                                                        obit: [1885-1952]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 418&527

Gilbble list: no

 

1910    quarterly conference license

1915    license, Allegheny Conference

1931    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Mount Moriah Cemetery, Blue Knob PA

Obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 1959,30

 

1910-14           Three Springs

1914-18           Wilmore

1918-19           St. Michael

1919-27           located

1927-30           Port Matilda

1930-34           Susquehanna

1934-38           Belsano

1938-40           Springfield

1940-42           Wyano

1942-45           Waukesha

1945-48           East Salem

1948-52           Shade Gap

1952                retired

 



RITCHEY, LEONARD E.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gilbble list: no

 

1941    quarterly conference license, Altoona Third

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1945-50          Runville

1950-51          student, Grace Seminary in Winona Lake IN

1951-53          Casselman

1953                no longer listed

 

1966                Breedtown PA Baptist Church

 

Note: Leonard E. Ritchey served as a local pastor.  He is otherwise unknown.

 


 

RITCHEY, WILLIAM J.

 

Born: 11-18-1907  Beaverdale PA                             married: M. Elizabeth Hearn [9/27/1930]

Died: 5-21-1991  Colorado Springs CO                     obit: [11/30/1907 – 4/20/2000]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 512

Gilbble list: no

 

1926    quarterly conference license

1927    license, Allegheny Conference

1939    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1927-30           student, Otterbein College

1930-34           supply

                             1930-31  Industry (10/30/1930 - 3/1/1931)

1934-37           Bellwood (beginning 1/8/1934)

1937-46           Fayette

1946-47           East Connellsville

1947-52           Johnstown Westmont

1952-54           DuBois

1954-55           without appointment at own request

1955                united with the Independent Baptist Church – 1955,88

 

Note: William J. Ritchey is the father of three pastors, affiliation unknown – Rev. William D. Ritchey, Rev. Thomas F. Ritchey, and Rev. Dennis E. Ritchey.  A Colorado Springs CO newspaper obituary for Mrs. Ritchey is on file at the archives.  This surname is sometimes incorrectly given as RICHEY.

 



RITTER, HALLIE BROWN

 

Born: 9-19-1882  Frederick County VA                    married: Ida May Moore

Died: 9-16-1960  Manassas VA                                 obit: [3/17/1878 – 4/22/1960]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 395

Gibble list: no

 

1912    license, Allegheny Conference

 

 

Interment: Buckhall Community Cemetery, Prince William County VA

Obit:

 

1907-08           Prince William Station, Virginia Conference

1909-10           Roanoke, Virginia Conference

1911-12           Westernport, Virginia Conference

1912-17           Mapleton

1917-20           Liverpool

1920                returned to quarterly conference license 

 

Note:  H.B. Ritter is listed as a “visiting minister” at the Virginia Conference session of 1908; while he served churches in that conference, he is not listed as having been a part of the Virginia Conference.  He apparently returned to Prince William County and went into business.


 

RITTER, JACOB

 

Born: 3-28-1815  near Chambersburg PA                  married:

Died: 2-4-1901  Liverpool PA                                    obit:

Miller-Raker #: 186

Fulton #: 10

Gilbble list: yes

 

1833    license

1835    ordained

 

Interment: Liverpool PA

Obit:

 

1833-34           Huntingdon circuit

1834-35           Juniata circuit

1835-37           Carlisle circuit

1837-38           Chambersburg circuit

1838-39           Washington circuit

1839                charter member of Allegheny Conference

1839-40           Washington circuit

1840-41           (no minutes recorded)

1841-42           Westmoreland circuit

1842-43           (assignments not listed)

1843-45           presiding elder, Westmoreland District

                        1843-44  also Mt. Pleasant station and New Stanton station

1845-46           Schellsburg circuit

1846-47           Johnstown mission

1847-48           traveling agent, Mt. Pleasant College

1848-49           Johnstown station

1850                located to Liverpool to practice medicine and serve as local preacher

1852                transfer [?]

 

Note: Holdcraft’s 1939 History of the Pennsylvania Conference, page 308, gives a brief biography.  Chapter 8 of the 1908 denomination study course Our Heroes discusses Jacob Ritter.  He was the last surviving charter member of the Allegheny Conference.

 


 

RITTER, THEODORE DEWEY

 

Born: 1-12-1899                                                          married: Ada Catherine Greenawalt

Died: 5-11-1959                                                          obit: [8-18-1899 – 6/13/1968]

Miller-Raker #: 643

Fulton #: no

Gilbble list: no

 

?          license, Virginia Conference

 

Interment: Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Frederick MD

Obit:

 

1917-20           Franklin circuit

1920-22           Bendersville, Pennsylvania Conference

1922-23           Biglerville, Pennsylvania Conference

1923-25                      Taneytown, Pennsylvania Conference

1925                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference [from Virginia Conference, page 71]

1925-27           Spring Run

1927-31           Sherman’s Dale circuit

1931-33           Rohrersville

1933-34           local, living in Paramount MD

1934                withdrew, page 38

 

Note:  There appears to be no formal recognition of his license in the Virginia Conference minutes, although he is listed as “resigned” in their 1921 journal.  There is a picture of T. Dewey Ritter on page 37 of the 1931 journal.

 


 

RITTGERS, JOHN B.

 

Born: 3-21-1863  Hocking County OH                      married: Zeuriah Edith Davis [4/26/1888]

Died: 6-21-1921  Camden NJ                         obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 344

Gilbble list: yes

 

1894    license, Philadelphia Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1889-90           Johnstown PA Brethren Church, Morris Street

1891-92           Philadelphia PA First Brethren Church, 10th Street below Dauphin

1892-94           ?

1894                “transfer” to Philadelphia Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

1894-96           Richmond

1896                discontinued

1896-97           ?

1897-98           Wilmore, Allegheny Conference of the United Brethren Church [per local records, not conference records]

1898-05           ?

1905-06           Glendola NJ [believed to be New Jersey Conference of the Methodist protestant Church]

1906-07           Portage, Allegheny Conference of the United Brethren Church [per local records, not conference records]

1907                received on credentials by Allegheny Conference of United Brethren Church

1907-08           Monessen

1908                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1908-10           Mount Joy

1910-12           Reading Otterbein (did not finish second year: see 1912,7)

1912                name erased

1913                serving in Camden NJ, affiliation unknown


 

ROBB, CHARLES W.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 420

Gibble list: no

 

1915    license, Allegheny Conference

1917    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1915-17           student, Bonebrake Seminary in Dayton OH

1917-18           Bradenville

1918                Jefferson (ending Oct 1918)

1918                “transfer” to Pittsburgh Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

1918-20           Gallitzin

1920-21           on leave

1921                discontinued

1922                “transfer” to Philadelphia Conference

1922-24           Canadensis

1924-26           Mt. Hope

1926-28           Avondale and Chatham

1928-29           Morton

1929                transfer to New Jersey Conference

1929-31           Belford and Union Beach

1931-33           Linwood

1933-35           Camden Bethany

1935                transfer to Wilmington Conference (re-named Peninsula in 1940)

1935-37           Millington

1937-38           Roxana

1938-40           Vienna

1940-41           St. Thomas

1941-42           Allen

1942-43           Trinity and Quindocqua

1943-44           Pittsville Ayres

1944                ceases membership


 

ROBB, J.E.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no      

Fulton #: no    

Gibble list: no 

 

license

ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1899-01           Clarington

 

Note:  J.E. Robb served in the Allegheny Conference under “others employed in the conference.”  He is believed to have been a Presbyterian minister. 


 

ROBB, R.S.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no      

Fulton #: no    

Gibble list: no 

 

license

ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1897-98           Indiana

 

Note:  R.S. Robb served in the Allegheny Conference under “others employed in the conference.”  Nothing more is known about this person.  This name is also given as R.G. Robb.


 

ROBERTS, GERALD WAYNE

 

Born: 4-2-1926  York PA                                           married: Helen Louise Blauser

Died: 7-28-1982                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: 815

Fulton #: no

Gilbble list: no

 

1964    license, recommended by York Third

1968    ordained

 

Interment: Mt. Zion Cemetery, York PA (Springettsbury township)

Obit: 1983,406

 

1964-67           Mt. Victory

1967-71           Spring Run

1971-74           Genesee-Ulysses

1974-82           Barnitz


 

ROBERTS, PALMER FRANKLIN

 

Born: 8-9-1880 Arcola IL                                                                   married: Mary Bertha Spatz

Died: 1-16-1953  Macomb IL                                                             obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gilbble list: no

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1909-13           student, Lebanon Valley College

                             1909-10  Harrisburg circuit

                             1912-13  Sinking Spring

 

Note:  In 1922 Palmer F. Roberts was serving a United Brethren church in Anchor IL; in 1947 he worked in landscaping and pastored the Argyle Presbyterian Church in Colchester IL.

 


 

ROBERTS, R.P.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 269

Gibble list: no

 

1885    ordained, Congregational Church

 

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1896                “transfer” to Allegheny Conference of the United Brethren Church

1896-98           Berlin

1898-00           Hustontown

1900-01           East Freedom

1901-04           Dunlo

1904-05           Clarington

1905-07           Long Creek [Louisa County IA] Welsh Congregational Church

1907                transfer to

 

Note: R.P. Roberts was a native of Wales.  The 8/24/1894 Hastings Tribune, page 5, reports that “Rev. R.P. Roberts, of this place, expects to remove to Ohio in the near future, where he will engage in ministerial work among the Welsh people of that state.’


 

ROBINSON, WILLIAM T.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 468 [ROBISON]

Gilbble list: yes

 

?          license, ?

?          ordained, Pittsburgh Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1901-06           Coultersville

1915-22           Masontown

1922                “transfer” to Allegheny Conference of the United Brethren Church by credentials

1922-23           McKeesport Shoemaker (resigned 1/15/1923)

1923                dropped

 

Note: The Pittsburgh Conference of the ME Church appears to assign William T. Robinson to Youngwood 1922-24 without interruption, and then on to other churches.


 

ROCK, RUDOLPH

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gilbble list: yes

 

Interment:

Obit:

                        Miami Conference

1894-95           Lebanon Trinity, East Pennsylvania Conference

1895                transfer to East German Conference

1896-99           Shamokin First

1899                honorable dismissal

 

Note: He is referred to as “Rudolph Rock, D.D.”

 



RODES, DAVID HOOVER

 

Born: 4-7-1895  Mount Wolf PA                               married: Mary K. Smith

Died: 11-12-1962                                                        obit: 1977,271

Miller-Raker #: 709

Fulton #: no

Gilbble list: no

 

1933    quarterly conference license, York Third

1948    license

1950    ordained

 

Interment: Prospect Hill Cemetery, York PA

Obit: 1963,48

 

1944-45           Dover & Harmony Grove

1945-47           Mt. Olivet

1947-52           Rohrersville

1952-56           Springet

1956-62           Pleasureville-Longstown

1962-62           Pleasureville

 

Note: David H. Rodes is a nephew of Rufus R. Rodes.

 



RODES, RUFUS ROMANUS

 

Born: 12-1-1860 Wago PA                                         married: Anna Flury

Died: 6-9-1941                                                            obit: 1921,72

Miller-Raker #: 458                                                     married2: Mrs. Nettie M. Sollenberger

Fulton #: no                                                                 obit2:

Gilbble list: no

 

            quarterly conference license, Johnstown First

1895    license

1898    ordained

 

Interment: Manchester PA

Obit: 1941,30

 

1884-90           superintendent of schools, Johnstown PA

1890-94           superintendent of schools, Glen Rock PA

1894-96           York circuit

1896-99           New Cumberland

1899-04           Dallastown

1904-08           York Third

1908-13           Wormleysburg

1913-22           York Fifth

1922-27           Windsor

1927-30           Emigsville

1930                retired

 

Note: Wago [Wago Junction] is in York County along the Susquehanna River, south of York Haven.  Rufus R. Rodes is an uncle to David H. Rodes.  There was also a Rev. Richard Rufus Rodes who served EUB and other churches, but his relationship to Rufus Romanus Rodes is not known – although Richard Rufus Rodes may be the son of Rufus Romanus Rodes’ son Lester A. Rodes, as both Richard (1941) and Lester (1914) are graduates of LVC.

 


 

ROEDIGER, H.E.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gilbble list: no

 

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1883-84           Camden Emmanuel Mission

 

Note: H.E. Roediger is otherwise unknown.  In 2007, a Richard Roediger is a board member at United Theological Seminary and an architect for Lorenz & Williams.

 


 

ROHRBAUGH, LAVERNE EUGENE

 

Born: 2-24-1924                                                          YorkPAmarried: Shirley Elaine Blatt

Died:                                                   9-21-1999BeltsvilleMD                      obit:

Miller-Raker #: 704

Fulton #: no

Gilbble list: no

 

1947    license

1953    ordained

 

Interment: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington VA

Obit: Baltimore-Washington Conference 2000,?

 

1947-64           Biglerville

1964-70           Hagerstown Grace

1970                transfer by boundary change to Baltimore Conference

1970-74           Hagerstown Grace

1974-83           Washington Mt. Vernon Place

1983-87           Cheverly

1987                retired

 

Note: Laverne E. Rohrbaugh served in the Army Air Forces in Europe during World War II and was held prisoner by the Germans at Barth, Germany, from 1944 to 1945.

 



ROJAHN, BENJAMIN D.

 

Born: 1-31-1882  Dallastown PA                               married: Mamie E. Seitz

Died: 6-13-1961                                                          obit: 1966,146

Miller-Raker #: 544

Fulton #: no

Gilbble list: no

 

1904    quarterly conference license, Dallastown Bethlehem

1907    license

1909    ordained

 

Interment: Home Cemetery, Dallastown PA

Obit: 1961,44

 

1904-05           student, Lebanon Valley College at Annville PA

1905-06           student, Yale Divinity School

1906-07           City Mission, New Haven CT

1907                Congregational Church, Sherbourne VT (Jun-Sep)

1907-09           student, Bonebrake Seminary

                            1907-08  Millville, Miami Conference

1909                Dover circuit (Aug-Oct)

1909-11           Mont Alto

1911-14           New Cumberland

1914-21           Yoe

1921-25           York Fourth

1925-33           Waynesboro

1933-52           Spry

1952                retired

 

Note: Rev. Rojahn is a first cousin to Catherine Daugherty (Mrs. Franklin B.) Emenheiser – through Rojahn, and possibly through Daugherty.  A copy of the 11/29/19 Telescope in the Dallastown church file includes brief biographical sketches of Rev. and Mrs. Rojahn.

 


 

ROMIG, HENRY HORACE

 

Born: 3-22-1864  Lehigh County PA                         married: Alavesta Musselman [1/7/1886]

Died:                                                                           obit: [c1866 – 11/19/1886]

Miller-Raker #: no                                                       married2: Rosie Ellen Jacobs [5/26/1888]

Fulton #: no                                                                 obit2: [9/10/1865 – 2/8/1937]

Gilbble list: yes

 

 

1891    license, East Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Association

1892    admitted on trail, East Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Association

1892    ordained deacon, East Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Association

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1891-94           Phoenixville

1894-96           Williamstown

1896-97           Shendandoah

1897-98           Brush Valley

1898-99           Penn’s Valley

1899-00           New Columbia & Buffalo Valley

1900-02           Jarrettsville MD

1902                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference of United Brethren Church

1902-04           Manor circuit

1906                honorable dismissal

1907                “transfer” to East Pennsylvania Conference of the United Evangelical Church

1907-09           Bethlehem Bethany

1909                not assigned, member of Allentown Bethany quarterly conference

 

Note: H. Horace Romig is the son of Mennonite Brethren in Christ pastor Joseph L. Romig (1837-1869) and is a brother to Oscar G. Romig.  There an unexplained reference in the 1902 United Brethren Yearbook listing him as a member of the Allegheny Conference serving the Susquehanna charge.  He is the author of the 1939 111-page book “One Cut in 206.”  See the Romig folder in the biographical files.

 



ROMIG, OSCAR GEHMAN

 

Born: 7-20-1866  Lehigh County PA                         married: Alice Frey

Died: 9-23-1937  Hershey PA                                                obit: [1868 – 1/31/1943]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gilbble list: yes

 

1892    quarterly conference license, East German Conference

1894    license, East German Conference

1898    ordained, East German Conference

 

Interment: Hershey Cemetery, Hershey PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1937,16

 

1893-98           Freeburg

1899-01           Cressona

1901                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1901-04           Valley View

1904-05           Berne circuit

1905-08           Jonestown

1908-11           Hershey First

1911-14           Union Deposit circuit

1914-16           Tower City

1916-17           New Holland

1917-18           Florin

1918-20           Denver

1920-22           Refton & West Willow

1922-29           Chambers Hill

1929-31           Pottstown

1931-32           Grantville circuit

1932                retired

 

Note: Oscar G. Romig is the son of Mennonite Brethren in Christ pastor Joseph L. Romig (1837-1869) and is a brother to H. Horace Romig.  His given name is J. Oscar Romig [the J. assumed to be for Joseph], but he began using Oscar G. Romig in memory of his mother Elizabeth [nee Gehman] Romig – who died when he was one month old.  See the Romig folder in the biographical files.

 



ROOP, HERVIN ULYSSES

 

Born: 11-16-1868  near Highspire PA                        married: Emma May Kephart

Died: 9-22-1955                                                          obit: [12/28/1869 -

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gilbble list: yes

 

1890    quarterly conference license, Highspire

1893    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1895    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Annville PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1956,34

 

1895-97           superintendent, Pennsylvania State Sabbath School Association

1897-06           president, Lebanon Valley College

1906-09          

1909-16           president, Eastern College in ?

1916-19

1919-21           president, York College in York NE

1921-23           Janesville WI

1923-30

1930-3 1          Philadelphia Second

1929-31           president, Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate TN

1931-37           West Willow & Refton

1937                retired

                        1937-39  faculty, Columbus College in Washington DC

                        1940-45  Chicago Atwood Heights

 

Note: Hervin U. Roop is the great-grandson of Jacob Roop.  Mrs. Roop is the daughter of Ezekiel Boring Kephart.  The gaps may be filled in by noting that he taught at Shippensburg State Normal School, Rittenhouse Academy and Wheaton College and did graduate work at the University of Chicago and other places.

 


 

ROOP, JACOB

 

Born: 3-1-1782  near Highspire PA                            married: Fannie Witmer

Died: 2-2-1875 Highspire PA                         obit:

Miller-Raker #: 126

Fulton #: no

Gilbble list: yes

 

1820    license

1833    ordained

 

Interment: Highspire Cemetery, Highspire PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1876,16

 

1833-34           Dauphin circuit

1834-35           Carlisle circuit

1835-36           German preacher, Carlisle & York circuits

1839-40           Dauphin circuit

1840-41           Lebanon circuit

1846                charter member of East Pennsylvania Conference

1846-47           Halifax circuit

1847-48           presiding elder, Lebanon District

1849-50           Myerstown circuit

1851-52           Highspire circuit

1852-53           Pine Grove

1854-55           Hummelstown circuit

1855-56           Dauphin circuit

 

Note: This name is sometimes rendered RUPP.  Jacob Roop is the great-grandfather of Hervin U. Roop.  Gibble’s 1951 History of the East Pennsylvania Conference, page 458, gives a brief biography – see also page 222.

 


 

ROSE, LOUIS CHARLES

 

Born: 4-5-1878  Curry's Hollow PA                           married: Luella E. McCloskey [3/19/1902]

Died: 1967                                                                  obit: [b. 5/13/1880]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 396

Gilbble list: no

 

1911    quarterly conference license

1912    license, Allegheny Conference

1914    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 1967,31

 

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

1914-16           Mahaffey (beginning 5/14/1915)

1916-19           Windber

1919-21           Punxsutawney

1921-24           Hollsopple

1924-27           Monessen

1927-29           Beaver Falls

1929-34           Madison

1934-37           South Williamsport

1937-40           Altoona Garden Heights

1940                Trafford (resigned 9/30/1940)

1940-44           Richfield (beginning 9/28/1940)

1944                retired

 


 

ROSS, LESTER F.

 

Born: 2-3-1913                                                            married:

Died: 6-2-1995                                                            obit:

Miller-Raker #: 671

Fulton #: no

Gilbble list: no

 

1932    license, recommended by Mechanicsburg First

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1932-38           living in Mechanicsburg

1938                withdrew, page 45

 

Note: Lester Ross was a student at Lebanon Valley when he received his license.

 



ROSSELOT, FREDERIC P.

 

Born: 2-1-1863                                                            married: Ageneth P. Funk

Died: 1-11-1941                                                          obit: California Conference 1917,30

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 345

Gibble list: no

 

license, Allegheny Conference

ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

 

Interment:

Obit: Sandusky Conference 1941,20

 

1905-06           Greensburg, Allegheny Conference

1906                transfer to Allegheny Conference

1906-12           Greensburg

1912                open transfer, page 73

 

Note: F.P. Rosselot is an 1893 graduate of Bonebrake [United] Seminary and the author of The Christian’s Power (1904), part of a denominational devotional series.


 

ROTE, JAMES LINN

 

Born: 4-27-1847  Centre County PA                          married: Christina Ann Lovina Garbrick

Died: 5-16-1924  State College PA                            obit: [11/5/1853 – 8/2/1930]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 151

Gibble list: no

 

1871    license, Allegheny Conference

 

 

Interment: Union Cemetery, Bellefonte PA

Obit: Allegheny Conference

 

1871-72           Tyrone mission

1872-73           Bellefonte and Millheim

1878                name erased

 

Note: Both appointments of James L. Rote were as the junior pastor on the charge.  Apparently he did not continue in the ministry and appears to have been a resident of Bellfonte.  While the above James Linn Rote was active in the United Brethren Church, it has not been documented with certainty that he is the James L. Rote licensed in 1871.


 

ROTH, CONRAD

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 85

Fulton #: no

Gilbble list: no

 

1817    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1818-19           Hagerstown area

 

Note: The following isolated references to Conrad Roth exist.

5/5/1818 Pennsylvania Conference meeting in Lancaster County PA: “Resolved that Conrad Roth be permitted to preach the gospel in and around Hagerstown this year, with the understanding that after harvest he is to go to Virginia to help to hold big meetings if his health permits.”

6/16/1818 Miami Conference in Warren County OH: Conrad Roth is present and preached in English on 6/17.

2/23/1825 Marion County OH: Conrad Roth “minister of the gospel” of Bucyrus [adjacent Crawford County] OH performs a wedding.

11/6/1825 Marion County OH: Conrad Roth “minister of the gospel” performs a wedding.

11/17/1825 Marion County OH: Conrad Roth “justice of the peace” performs a wedding.

 


 

ROTHERMEL, GEORGE W.

 

Born: 9-4-1873                                                            married:

Died: 5-25-1942                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 365

Gilbble list: yes

 

1909    license, Allegheny Conference

1913    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Friedensburg PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1942,13

 

1908-09           Spring Run

1909-10           Orbisonia

1910-13           student, Bonebrake [United] Theological Seminary

1913-14           Port Matilda

1914-15           Windber

1915-16           Liverpool

1916-17           Iona, East Pennsylvania Conference

1917                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1917-19           Lykens circuit (did not finish second year)

1919                resigned for health reasons

                        clerk, Allentown Portland Cement Company

 


 

ROTHWELL, SAMUEL S.

 

Born: 2-21-1815  Washington County PA                                                     married: Elizabeth Ashcroft [1835]

Died: 12-19-1897 Centerville PA                                                                   obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 112

Gibble list: no

 

1860    license, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1865                name erased

 

Note:  S.S. Rothwell also taught school and worked as a cabinet maker; there is no evidence that he ever served under appointment in the Allegheny Conference.  He lived in California PA and is reported to have also been licensed as a local pastor in the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1840.

 


 

ROUDABUSH, GEORGE J.

 

Born: 12-1-1846  Seville VA                                      married: Martha E. Huckstep

Died: 12-17-1916  Boonsboro MD                             obit: Virginia Conference 1915,54

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 297

Gibble list: no

 

1875    license, Virginia Conference

1879    ordained, Virginia Conference

 

 

Interment:

Obit: Virginia Conference 1917,55

 

1874-78           Page Valley

1878-81           Lacey Spring

1881-83           Augusta

1883-84           Elkton

1884-85           Dayton

1885-86           ?

1886-87           Mechanicstown [Thurmont]

1887                charter member of Maryland Conference

1887-88           Mechanicstown [Thurmont]

                        conference superintendent                 

1901                transfer to Allegheny Conference by boundary change

1901-02           New Paris

1902-03           Cambria

1903-04           Hooversville

1904                transfer to Virginia Conference

                        Boonsboro

 

Note: The Maryland Conference of the United Brethren Church existed from 1887 to 1901.

 


 

ROWE, EMANUEL DAVID

 

Born: 1-23-1869  Danville PA                                    married: Catherine M. Yocum

Died: 4 -1-1938  Milton PA                                        obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 482

Gilbble list: no

 

1921    quarterly conference license

1924    license, Allegheny Conference

1930    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Harmony Cemetery, Milton PA

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1938,64

 

1921                Milton (9 months)

1921-23           New Paris

1923-25           Runville

1925-27           St. Michael

1927-28           Glasgow

1930-35           Clarion River (beginning 9/26/1930)

1935-36           Shade Gap (beginning 11/15/1935)

1936                retired

 


 

RUDISILL, ABRAHAM

 

Born: 4-14-1811  Hanover PA                                    married: Sarah Wehrley

Died: 1-20-1899  York PA                                         obit: [8/15/1813 – 8/30/1882]

Miller-Raker #: 359

 

1871    license

1874    ordained

 

Interment: York PA

Obit: 1899,50

 

1870-72           Harmony Grove

1872-73           Dover circuit

 

Note: Holdcraft’s 1939 History of the Pennsylvania Conference, page 305, gives a brief biography.  Abraham Rudisill is the subject of the 1936 book The Day of Our Abraham.  While there are various reports that he is buried in Wrightsville PA or Baltimore MD, he is likely buried in York PA.  He is the father of Rev. Abram Wehrley Rudisill (1846-1922) – Methodist Episcopal minister, missionary, author, and head of that denomination’s publishing house in Madras, India – and of Charlotte Rudisill Fisher (1833-1856), first wife of Alfred A. Fisher (1830-1893) of the Wilmington Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church.  Abraham Rudisill is also the grandfather of Wilhelmina Rudisill Mower, wife of Alfred B. Mower, and of Lilly Rudisill Stair, wife of Rev. Reuben Stair, affiliation unknown.

 


 

RUDISILL, MARTIN LUTHER

 

Born: 6-18-1860  near Gettysburg PA                        married: Addie Alice Young

Died: 4-24-1929                                                          obit: [9/21/1871 – 8/16/1947]

Miller-Raker #: 359

Fulton #: no

Gilbble list: no

 

1901    license, Pennsylvania Conference of the United Brethren Church (Old Constitution)

1918    ordained, Maryland Synod of the Lutheran Church

 

Interment: Grace Lutheran Cemetery, Two Taverns, Adams County PA

Obit:

 

1901-02           Littlestown mission (resigned January 1902)  PA UBOC 1903,14

1902-03           ?

1903                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference of United Brethren Church, page 57

1903-06           living in Gettysburg

1906-07           New Paris, Allegheny Conference

1907-09           Sabillasville

1909-10           living in Gettysburg

1910                dismissed

1917                enters the Lutheran ministry

1917-21                      Trinity, Needmore WV

1921                transfer to West Pennsylvania Synod

1921-23                      Upper Frankford

1923                pulpit supply as health permits

 

Note: Stump’s 1925 History of the West Pennsylvania Synod [Lutheran], page 188, gives a picture and a brief biography.  Some sources give his full name as Benjamin Martin Luther Rudisill.  Martin L. Rudisill is the brother of Lutheran pastor Andrew Jackson Rudisill (1867-1927).

 


 

RUHL, JOHN

 

Born: 11-3-1829                                                          married: Esther

Died: 7-26-1887                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gilbble list: yes

 

1868    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Ruhl’s UB Cemetery, Lancaster County PA

Obit: East German Conference 1887,10

 

1869                charter member of East German Conference

 

Note: John Ruhl was never appointed to a charge.  He was a member of Ruhl’s [Zion] Church in Rapho township and served as a local pastor.

 



RULOFF, FRANKLIN HENRY

 

Born: c 1846  Germany                                               married: Ellen Elizabeth Hahn [6/10/1870]

Died:                                                                           obit: [9/4/1852 – ?]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gilbble list: yes [RUHLOFF]

 

1885    license, East German Conference

1888    ordained, East German Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1885-88           Valley View circuit

1888-89           Lebanon circuit

1889-90           Baltimore Fulton Avenue

1890                transfer to another denomination

1893                licensed by the Lehigh classis of the Eastern Synod of the Reformed Church

1893-96           Nanticoke PA

1907                without a charge, living in Allentown

 

Note: F.H. Ruloff graduated as a civil engineer from the University of Berlin in 1866, immigrated to Northampton County PA, and practiced his profession for 13 years before entering the ministry.  See the Ruloff folder in the biographical files.

 



RUMMEL, CHARLES LESLIE

 

Born: 9-26-1913nearMount Union PA                       married: Sarah E. Secrest

Died: 1-26-1988                                                          obit: [9/16/1916 - 5/7/1991]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gilbble list: no

 

1942   quarterly conference license

1945    license, Allegheny Conference

1955    ordained, Western Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Mount Nebo Cemetery, Shirleysburg PA

Obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 1988,374

 

1943-46           Knoxdale

1947-53           Houserville

1953-64           Franklin Grace

1964-77           Somerset Grace

1977                retired

     1986-87  Spruce Creek, Central Pennsylvania Conference 

 

Note: This surname is also rendered RUMMELL.

 



RUNK, DAVID

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died: 1866                                                                  obit:

Miller-Raker #: 166

Fulton #: 28

Gilbble list: yes

 

1831    license

1834    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1831-32           Huntingdon circuit

1832-33           Lancaster circuit

1833-34           Clearfield circuit

1834-35           presiding elder, Westmoreland District

1839                charter member of Allegheny Conference

 

Note:  Mary Gray, the daughter of Methodist pioneer Peter Gray of Half Moon Valley in Centre County, married a David Runk – but it appears unlikely to have been this David Runk.

 


 

RUNK, IRVIN EUGENE

 

Born: 8-23-1874  Pillow PA                                       married: Mary Zacharias

Died: 11-11-1959                                                        obit:

Miller-Raker #: no                                                       married2: Katherine Wetz

Fulton #: 412                                                               obit2: West Michigan Conference 1974,238

Gilbble list: yes

 

1896    license, East German Conference

1899    ordained, East German Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Michigan Conference 1960,118

 

1895-96           Reading Trinity

1896-97           student, Lebanon Valley College

1897-98           Sinking Spring

1898-99           student, Lebanon Valley College

1899-00           Lebanon Salem

1900-01           student, Lebanon Valley College

1901                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1901-06           Mount Joy

1906-13           Harrisburg First

1913-14           Scottdale, Allegheny Conference

1914                transfer to Allegheny Conference

1914-19           Scottdale

1919-20           Annville, East Pennsylvania Conference

1920                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1920-24           Annville

1924-25           Canton, East Ohio Conference

1925                transfer to East Ohio Conference

                        Canton

                        Grand Rapids First

 

Note: Irvin E. Runk is the son of Jacob Runk and brother of Cora M. Runk Mutch, the wife of Charles A. Mutch.  His birth date is also reported as 8/23/1871 and 9/23/1874.

 



RUNK, JACOB

 

Born: 7-20-1835  Elizabethville PA                            married: Henrietta Geist

Died: 9-9-1915  Berrysburg PA                                  obit: [8/21/1843 – 5/28/1874]

Miller-Raker #: no                                                       married2: Sarah Davis

Fulton #: no                                                                 obit2: [d. 1877]

Gilbble list: yes

 

1857    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1864    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Berrysburg PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1915,38

 

1857-59           Lebanon circuit

1859-60           Hummelstown circuit

1860-63           ?

1863-65           Lykens Valley circuit (moved in the middle of the second year)

1865-65           Sinking Spring circuit (last part of the year)

1865-67           Middleburg circuit

1867-69           Reading Zion

1869                charter member of East German Conference

1869-72           Bethlehem circuit

1872-74           Lebanon Salem

1874-78           district superintendent

1878-80           Williams Valley circuit

1880-82           Jacksonville circuit

1882-84           Lykens Valley circuit

1884-85           Grantville circuit

1885-87           Allentown Zion

1887-91           district superintendent

1891-96           ?

1896-98           Ebenezer station

1898-99           Avon Zion

1899-01           Lebanon Salem

1901                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1901-03           West Lebanon

1903-04           Pleasant Hill

1904-05           Sinking Spring

 

Note: Jacob Runk is the father of Irvin E. Runk and Cora M. Runk Mutch, the wife of Charles A. Mutch.  The first Mrs. Runk is the daughter of Conrad G. Geist.

 



RUNKLE, DANIEL

 

Born: 3-21-1820                                                          married: Elizabeth Neidig

Died: 8-2-1892                                                            obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gilbble list: yes [RUNKEL]

 

1849    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Iowa Conference 1893,32

 

1850                transfer to

 

Note: Daniel Runkle is a founding 1855 trustee of the United Brethren’s Western College in Linn County IA.  The name of Mrs. Runkle has not been verified and should be considered a reasonable conjecture.

 


 

RUPP, C.F.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gilbble list: no

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1934-35           Hummelstown circuit

 


 

RUPP, JOHN C.

 

Born: 1-3-1874  near Liverpool PA                            married: Rebecca Rice Murphy

Died: 7-6-1960                                                            obit: Allegheny Conference 1944,63

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 338

Gilbble list: no

 

1903    quarterly conference license, Allegheny Conference

1906    license, Allegheny Conference

1911    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Grandview Cemetery, East McKeesport PA

Obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 1961,38

 

1906-07           Susquehanna

1907-11           Williamsgrove [Bigler]

1911-13           Coalport

1913-21           Wall

1921-26           Beaverdale

1926-28           McKeesport First

1928-30           Windber

1930-32           Everson

1932-34           Altoona Grace

1934-43           Woodland

1943-44           Johnstown Overbrook

1944                retired

 



RUPP, SAMUEL EDWIN

 

Born: 9-9-1878  Harrisburg PA                                  married: Jessie Brane

Died: 5-23-1964  Ocean Springs MS                          obit: East Ohio Conference 1973,274

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gilbble list: yes

 

1900    license, East Pennsylvania Conference; recommended by Chambers Hill

1904    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Hagerstown MD

Obit: East Ohio Conference 1964,15

 

1900-01           student, Lebanon Valley College

1901-06           Mont Clare

1906-11           Lebanon Trinity

1911-23           Harrisburg Otterbein

1924-26           Westerville OH, Southeast Ohio Conference

1926                transfer to Southeast Ohio Conference

 

Note: Mrs. Rupp is the daughter of Commodore I.B. Brane.



RUSSELL, JOHN

 

Born: 3-18-1799  Near Pipe Creek MD                      married: _____ Harmon

Died: 12-21-1879                                                        obit:

Miller-Raker #: 90

Fulton #: no

Gilbble list: yes

 

1818    license

1822    ordained, Miami Conference

 

Interment: Mt. Hebron Cemetery [later moved to Keedysville MD]

Obit:

 

1819                transfer to Miami Conference

1825                charter member of Scioto Conference

1830                presiding elder, Miami Conference

1834                presiding elder, Sandusky Conference

1837                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference

1838-41           Baltimore station [Old Otterbein]

1843-45           presiding elder, Chambersburg District

1845-49           bishop

1849-50           presiding elder, Chambersburg District

1851-54           Baltimore station

1855-56           Chambersburg German mission

1857-61           bishop

1862-64           Annville

 

Note: Holdcraft’s 1939 History of the Pennsylvania Conference, page 321, gives a brief biography.  Koontz’ 1950 The Bishops: Church of the United Brethren in Christ, page 272, gives a biography of Bishop Russell.  Note: Weaver’s 1908 Minutes of the 1819-24 Conferences, page 48, also gives a brief biography.

 


 

RYMER, WILLIAM W.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Cora L. McCoy

Died:                                                                           obit: Southeast Ohio Conference 1943,17

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 279

Gibble list: no

 

license, Allegheny Conference

ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

 

Interment:

Obit: Southeast Ohio Conference 1919,43

 

1897                transfer to Allegheny Conference

1897-00           Tyrone

1900-01           Tyrone

1901-02           Huntingdon

1902-04           living in Westerville (PA)

1904-05           Beaver Falls

1905                transfer to

 

Note: William W. Rymer is a 1896 graduate of Bonebrake [United] Seminary.