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SALT, MICHAEL A.

 

Born: 1841  Polruan, Cornwall England                     married:          

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1880    license, Virginia Conference

1883    ordained, Virginia Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1879-80           Garrett

1880-81           Madison mission

1881-83           Rockbridge

1883-84           Front Royal

1884-86           Ephrata, East Pennsylvania Conference

1886                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1886-88           Intercourse

1888-89           Reading Otterbein

1889-93           East Harrisburg circuit

1893-96           New Holland

1896-99           Florin circuit

1899-01           Oberlin Neidig

1901-03           Williamstown

1903-05           Halifax Otterbein

1905-06           on leave

1906                withdrew

 

Note: A brief biography of Michael a Salt is given in Funkhouser’s 1921 History of the Virginia Conference, page 182.

 


 

SAMPLE, GEORGE C.K.

 

Born: 2-1-1854                                                            married: Amanda Mame  _____

Died: 1-2-1930                                                            obit: [4/14/1854 – 12/5/1942]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

Interment: Mount Bethel Cemetery, Columbia PA

Obit:

 

1899-1900       Marietta

 

Note: G.C.K. Sample was a former general secretary of the Columbia Rail Road, in Columbia PA, who conducted evangelistic campaigns for the YMCA and among railroad employees.  He is known as “the evangelist of the Pennsylvania Railroad.”
 


 

SAND, JOHN ADAM

 

Born: 7-1-1812  Alsace, France                                  married: Rosina Wilson

Died: 9-15-1880  Baltimore                                        obit:

Miller-Raker #: 245

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1841    license, recommended by Old Otterbein

1844    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit: 1881,20

 

1841-42           Lancaster circuit

1842-43           Dauphin circuit

1843-44           Halifax circuit

1844-46           Lebanon circuit

1846-48           Pinegrove circuit

1848-51           Lebanon Salem

1851-53           presiding elder, Susquehanna District

1853-54           Lebanon circuit

1854                transfer to Ohio German Conference

                        Cincinnati German

1860-66           Baltimore station [Old Otterbein]

1866                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference

1866-67           Baltimore Old Otterbein

1867-70           Baltimore Third [Fulton Avenue]

1870                charter member of East German Conference

1870-72           Allentown Zion

1872-74           Baltimore George Street

1874-77           Baltimore Fifth

1877                retired, membership at Baltimore Salem

 

Note: Holdcraft’s 1939 History of the Pennsylvania Conference, page 308, and Gibble’s 1951 History of the East Pennsylvania Conference, page 459, give brief biographies.
 


 

SANDERS, BENEDICT

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 17

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1791    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

Note: Benedict Sanders was one of those attending Otterbein’s 1789 and 1791 meetings that led to the creation of the United Brethren denomination.  The special collections section of the Maryland State Archives, microfilm #M11025, contains the following: “BALTIMORE CITY REGISTER OF WILLS (Petitions) [MSA T621-180] Petition of Benedict Sanders 8 August 1822; statement of estate [1822] MSA SC 4239-14-85.”

 


 

SANDERS, F.P.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no      

Fulton #: no    

Gibble list: no 

 

license

ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1895-96           Westmoreland

 

Note:  F.P. Sanders served in the Allegheny Conference under “others employed in the conference.”  Nothing more is known about this person.


 

SANDERS, MONROE P.

 

Born: 4-7-1847  Lebanon County PA                        married:

Died: 5-10-1892                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1878    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1883    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Malick’s Church Cemetery, Northumberland County PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1892,44

 

1876-77           Catawissa circuit

1877-79           Harrisburg circuit

1879-80           Paxinos circuit

1880-82           Conestoga circuit

1882-84           Duncannon station

1884-87           Pequea Valley circuit

1887-90           Halifax mission

1890-91           Intercourse circuit

1891-92           Marietta circuit

 


 

SAUER, WILLIAM ALVIN

 

Born:                                                                           married:          

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1926    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1922-27           Rocherty

1927-28           living in Annville

1928-29           living in Vermilion SD

1929                transfer to Nebraska Conference, page 34

1929-43           Nebraska Conference

1943                no longer listed in United Brethren Yearbook

 

Note: William A. Sauer graduated from Lebanon Valley College in 1927.  The 1947 alumni directory lists him as a minister in Kreamer PA.

 


 

SAUL, ELMER ELSWORTH

 

Born: 3-1-1863  Hummelstown PA                            married: Alma Jane Laughlin

Died: 10-12-1953  Quincy PA                                    obit: Ohio Miami Conference 1952,46

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

?          license, Miami Conference

1887    ordained, Miami Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Ohio Miami Conference 1954,49

 

New Hope

Ithaca

Winchester

Sulpher Grove

New Haven

Middletown

Union Chapel and Wagner’s

Dayton High Street

Brookville

1921                moved to Camp Hill PA

1923                supply in East Pennsylvania Conference

1923-24           Linglestown circuit

1924-25           Rockville

1929-30           Highspire (several months while assigned pastor is hospitalized)

1941-42           Halifax Otterbein (beginning 3/21/42)

 

Note: Elmer E. Saul graduated from Union Biblical [United Theological] Seminary in Dayton OH in 1885 and was a member of the Miami Conference.  He retired to Pennsylvania, eventually living in the Quincy Home.  Some sources give his birthdate as 3-13-1863 or 3-16-1863.

 


 

SAWYER, ERNEST G.

 

Born: 1876                                                                  married: Cora Blanch Palmer

Died: 8-16-1949                                                          obit: Allegheny Conference 1944,65

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 363

Gilbble list: no

 

1906    quarterly conference license

1909    license, Allegheny Conference

1914    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Scottdale PA

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1949,76

 

1906-11           Youngwood

1911-12           [Davis-Mills evangelistic team]

1912-23           Tyrone

1923-26           evangelist

1926-28           Johnstown Westmont

1928-31           Altoona Second

1931-33           Trafford

1933-49           Mount Pleasant

 

Note: Ernest G. Sawyer is the father of John R. Sawyer and grandfather of John Carson Sawyer (1946-) of the Virginia Conference.

 


 

SAWYER, JOHN R.

 

Born: 10-12-1909  Youngwood PA                           married: Miriam Carson

Died: 12-?-1983                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 382

Gibble list: no

 

1932    quarterly conference license

1934    license, Allegheny Conference: recommended by Mount Pleasant

 

Interment:

Obit: Virginia Conference 1984,?

 

1934-36           at school

1936                transfer to Virginia Conference 

Franklin

Blairton-Greensburg

1941-               Staunton St. Paul's

 

Note: John R. Sawyer is the son of Earnest G. Sawyer and the father of John Carson Sawyer (1946-) of the Virginia Conference.  A biographical sketch is given in Glovier's 1965 History of the Virginia Conference.


 

SCHAEFFER, HARRY ELIAS

 

Born: 1-2-1887  Lebanon County PA                                    married: Blanche Groshans

Died: 6-10-1972  Harrisburg PA                                obit: 1992,482

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1912    quarterly conference license, Lebanon Salem

1913    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1918    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Harrisburg PA

Obit: 1972,394

 

1912-15           Lebanon circuit

1915-21           Avon

1921-62           Penbrook

1962                retired

 

Note: Mrs. Schaeffer was first married to a Rev. C.S. Thompson, affiliation unknown, who died in 1934.  Her first spouse may have been Charles F. Thompson (d. 1934) of the East Ohio Conference of the United Brethren Church.
 


 

SCHAFF, JACOB GIDEON

 

Born: 7-28-1835                                                          married: Susan Peters

Died: 9-21-1881                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: 312

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1857    license

1860    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1857-58           Hanover circuit

1858-60           York Springs circuit

1860-61           Shippensburg circuit

1861-63           Carlisle circuit (did not finish the second year)

1863-64           Littlestown

1864-66           ?

1866-68           Big Spring circuit

1868-69           Greencastle circuit

1869-70           Chambersburg station

1870                withdrew, over his opinions on the nature and destiny of man

1875                editor of the Chambersburg newspaper The People’s Register

           

Note: Beers’ 1887 History of Franklin County, page 682, gives a brief account of the family.  The 1905 Biographical Annals of Franklin County, page 284, gives a detailed account of the family.
 


 

SCHAFFER, FREDERICK

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died: 1814                                                                  obit:

Miller-Raker #: 11

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1789    license

1813    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1807-08           Pfautz Valley

1813-14           Baltimore Old Otterbein

 

Note: Miller’s 1968 History of the Pennsylvania Conference, page 370, gives a brief biography.

 


 

SCHAFFER, JOHANN

 

Born: 5-19-1831                                                          married:          

Died: 3-5-1881                                                            obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

?          license

 

Interment: Baltimore MD

Obit: East German Conference Oct 1881,11

 

1874                transfer to East German Conference

 


 

SCHELL, MARVIN KEPLEY

 

Born: 11-17-1901  Lebanon PA                                 married: Winifred Rebecca Albert

Died: 11-12-1983                                                        obit: Wyoming Conference 1977,243

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1931    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1935    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Myerstown PA (?)

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1984, 216

 

1935-40           Pottstown Baltzell

1940-41           no appointment – see 1940,33

1941-43           northeast district secretary, Pennsylvania YMCA

1943                “transfer” to Wyoming Conference of Methodist Church

1943-45           Uniondale

1945-57           Scranton Providence

1957-66           Moscow

1966-73           Binghamton Centenary

1973-76           Warren Center

1976                retired

 


 

SCHILDT, JOHN W.

 

Born: 5-15-1934                                                          married: Mary Ann Oyer

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 759

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1956    license

1962    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1956-60           Big Pool-Wolfsville

1960-61           Wolfsville

1961-67           St. Thomas

1967-70           Chewsville Bethel

1970                transfer to Baltimore Conference

1970-02           Chewsville Bethel

 

Note: Mrs. Schildt is the daughter of Russell Oyer.  Rev. Schildt is the author of several historical books.  See the biographical files for more details.

 


 

SCHINDLER, GEORGE

 

Born: 6-13-1837  Germany                                         married:          

Died: 5-20-1902                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes [SHINDLER]

 

1871    license, East German Conference

1874    ordained, East German Conference

 

Interment: Union Church Cemetery, Powell’s Valley PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1902,25

 

1872-73           Susquehanna circuit

1873-74           Schaefferstown circuit

1874-75           Brunnerville circuit

1875-77           Bethlehem circuit

1877-78

1878-79           Avon Zion

1879-80           Middleburg circuit

1880-81           Pine Grove

1881-82

1882-83           Valley View circuit

1892-93           Jacksonville circuit

 

Note: The record of George Schindler is unclear.  He appears to have lived most of his life in Powell’s Valley and ministered from there.  In addition to the appointments above, he is reported to have served Sinking Springs and Northampton mission (= Bethlehem circuit?)..
 


 

SCHLICHTER, HIRAM A.

 

Born: 12-18-1838  near Upper Strasburg PA             married: Barbara Strock

Died: 11-22-1899  Duncannon PA                             obit:

Miller-Raker #: 326

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1861    license

1865    ordained

 

Interment: Cedar Grove Cemetery, Chambersburg PA

Obit: 1900,43

 

1860-61           Greencastle circuit

1861-62           Perry circuit

1862-63           Ickesburg circuit (resigned to serve 9 months in the Army)

1863-64           Fulton circuit

1864-66           Shippensburg circuit

1866-68           Littlestown

1868-71           Baltimore Second [Scott Street]

1871-75           Baltimore Fourth [Salem]

1875-78           Chambersburg station

1878-81           Mechanicsburg station

1881-84           Boiling Springs

1884-85           Rocky Spring station

1885-86           Orrstown

1886-90           presiding elder, Chambersburg District

1890-91           York Second

1892-93           Harrisburg Memorial [First], East Pennsylvania Conference

1893-94           Mt. Pleasant, Allegheny Conference

1894-95           living in Chambersburg

1895-97           Marion

1897-98           living in Chambersburg

1898-99           Baltimore Otterbein Memorial

1899-               Duncannon

 

Note: The 1868 assignments list York Springs for H.A. Schlichter, but apparently he “traded” with John Fohl for Baltimore Second before the appointments took effect.
 


 

SCHMID, WILLIAM LEE

 

Born: 12-2-1935                                                          married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 788

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1960    license, recommended by York Fifth

1965    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1959-61           West Hill

1961-62           student assistant, York Fifth

1962-65           student,  United Theological Seminary

1965-66           Milford Mill

1966-68           Dorsey

1968                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Synod of the Lutheran Church, page 236

                        Carlisle St. Paul

 

Note: Our Lutheran records are incomplete. In 1981, Rev. Schmid was serving St. Paul.  In 1985, he was no longer listed.  He apparently left the ministry to associate with his extended family at the Wolfgang Candy company in York PA.

 


 

SCHMIDT, AUGUST

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1893-10           Old Otterbein

1911-28           listed in Cleveland OH

1929                no longer listed

 

Note: August Schmidt was a member of the Ohio German Conference.  Old Otterbein was affiliated with the following Conferences: East German 1871-1901, Ohio German 1901-1918, East Pennsylvania 1918-1934, Pennsylvania 1934-1964.
 


 

SCHMITT, JOSEPH H.

 

Born: 10-26-1887  Chambersburg PA                        married: Eunice M. Barger

Died: 10-25-1962                                                        obit: 1948,35

Miller-Raker #: 608

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1914    quarterly conference license, Hagerstown Grace

1915    license, Virginia Conference

1918    ordained

 

Interment: Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown MD

Obit: 1963,46

 

1914-15           Rockingham circuit, Virginia Conference

1915-18           student,  United Theological Seminary in Dayton OH

                            1916-18     Aley Chapel and Kingsville, Miami Conference

1918                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference

1918-20           York Haven

1920-22           Manchester PA

1922-32           New Cumberland

1932-37           West Fairview

1937-48           Frederick

1948-53           Fayetteville

1953                retired

 

Note: Joseph H. Schmitt was an accomplished poet.  Mrs. Schmitt is the daughter of William D. Barger.  They had no children.
 


 

SCHMITTLE, LESTER CHRISTOPHER

 

Born: 5-23-1905  Glasgow PA                                   married: Sara L. Edwards

Died: 3-5-1991                                                            obit: [d. 1967]

Miller-Raker #: no                                                       married2: Dorothy A. Fagley Gwin

Fulton #: no                                                                 obit2: Western Pennsylvania Conference 1998,420

Gibble list: no

 

1937    quarterly conference license

1939    license, Allegheny Conference

1941    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Blair Memorial Cemetery, Bellwood PA

Obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 1991,339

 

1938-41           student, Bonebrake [United] Seminary

1941-47           Altoona Schum Memorial

1947-62           Everson Mt. Olive

1962-79           Pitcarin

1970                retired
 


 

SCHMUCK, DAVID WESLEY

 

Born: 10-11-1938                                                        married: Nedra _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 768

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1958    license, recommended by Mechanicsburg First

1963    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1956-60           student, Lebanon Valley Colege

                             1958-60  Fishing Creek Salem

1960-63           student, United Theological Seminary

                             1960-65  youth pastor, Dayton Epworth Methodist Church

1963-68           Windsor Grace

1968-74           Chambersburg Park Avenue

1974-75           sabbatical

1975-76           York Springs-Arnold’s

1976-82           Altoona Fifty-Eighth Street

1982-92           Williamsport St. Paul’s

1992-93           Tyrone Wesley

1993-99           Mechanicsburg Wesley

1999-               Lewistown First

 

Note: David W. Schmuck is a son of Miller S. Schmuck, and a brother to Dwight M. Schmuck and Keith J. Schmuck.

 


 

SCHMUCK, DWIGHT MILLER

 

Born: 3-8-1936                                                            married: Susan K. Stambach

Died: 10-15-2000                                                        obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1966    license, recommended by Mechanicsburg First

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1968-70           Maytown

1970-74           Lewisberry-Lisburn (ending 12/31/1973)

1974                withdrew

 

Note: Dwight M. Schmuck is a son of Miller S. Schmuck, and a brother to David W. Schmuck and Keith J. Schmuck.
 


 

SCHMUCK, KEITH JONATHAN

 

Born:                                                                           married: Diane _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1968    license, recommended by Mechanicsburg First

1970    ordained deacon

1976    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1968-69           Liverpool

1969-70           ?

1970-73           student,  United Theological Seminary in Dayton OH

                        1970-71  York Center, West Ohio Conference

                        1971-72   Ephrata First assistant, Eastern Pennsylvania Conference

                        1973          Crandon campground ministry, Wisconsin Conference

1973-75           Rosewood, West Ohio Conference

1975-81           Millville-Greenwood

1981-87           Riverside St. Peter’s

1987-96           York Bethany

1996-01           Manchester St. Paul

2001-               Lykens

 

Note: Keith J. Schmuck is a son of Miller S. Schmuck, and a brother to David W. Schmuck and Dwight M. Schmuck.
 


 

SCHMUCK, MILLER SAMUEL

 

Born: 5-30-1910                                                          married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 677

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1932    license, recommended by York First

1939    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1932-36           student, Lebanon Valley College

                            1935-36  Mount Olivet

1936-39           student, Bonebrake  [United] Theological Seminary in Dayton OH

                        1938-39  Zion, Miami Conference

1939-42           Lemaster

1942-49           Jefferson

1949-54           Waynesboro First

1954-68           Mechanicsburg First

1968-75           Wrightsville Grace

1975                retired

1976-81           Pine Grove (until 11/16/81)

1981-82           Winterstown (beginning 11/16/81)

1982-83           Druck Valley

 


 

SCHNEIDER, GEORGE  (see SNYDER, JOHN GEORGE)

 


 

SCHNEIDER, CARL

 

Born: 1825  Germany                                     married:

Died: 6-10-1889  Baltimore MD                                obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1857    license, Ohio German Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1867-70           Baltimore First

1870-73           Baltimore Third

                        living in Philadelphia

1886                retired, joined Baltimore Third

 

Note: This surname is also rendered SNYDER.  Baus’ 1967 Centennial History of Baltimore Third, page 29, gives a picture and brief biography.  While the 1885 UB Yearbook gives his address as Philadelphia PA, he is not listed in connection with any of the known UB work there discussed in Gibble’s 1951 History of the East Pennsylvania Conference.
 


 

SCHOLDE, WILLIAM

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 135

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1828    license

1829    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1828-29           Carlisle circuit

1831-32           Halifax circuit

1834-36           Westmoreland circuit

1837                name erased

 


 

SCHOLLAR, JACOB

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 242

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1841    license, recommended by Old Otterbein

1843    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1840-43           Carlisle circuit

1843-44           ?

1844-46           Halifax circuit

1846                charter member of East Pennsylvania Conference

1846-47           Dauphin circuit
1849-51           Lebanon circuit

1853                charter member of Ohio German Conference

1853-               presiding elder,

 

Note: This surname is also rendered SCHOLLER and SHOLLER.  There are several references to him regarding German publications in Ness’ 1966 History of Publishing in the EUB Church.
 


 

SCHREFFLER, H.R.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 419

Gibble list: no

 

1915    license, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1918                returned to quarterly conference license

 

Note:  There is no evidence that H.R. Schreffler ever served under appointment, and he is otherwise unknown.


 

SCHROPP, HENRY

 

Born: 3-7-1811  near Pinegrove PA                            married: Priscilla ____

Died: 11-17-1890                                                        obit: [10/3/1818 – 12/8/1891]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes [SCHROOP]

 

1848    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1851    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: East German Conference  1891,44

 

1847-48           Lebanon circuit

1848-50                      Halifax circuit

1850-51           Berks County circuit

1851-54                      Lebanon Salem

1854-55           presiding elder

1855-56           Myerstown

1856-57           Lebanon circuit

1857-60                      Baltimore Old Otterbein

1860-62           presiding elder

1862-63           Lebanon circuit

1863-64           Bellegrove circuit

1865-66           Jonestown circuit

1868-69           Union Deposit circuit

1870                transfer to East German Conference

1871-72           presiding elder

1872-73           Allentown Zion

1873-78           presiding elder

1878-79           Bellegrove circuit

1880                located, living in Lebanon (see 1880,13)

 

Note: This name is also rendered HEINRICH SHROPP.  He supposedly also served at Annville and Mountville.  Gibble’s 1951 History of the East Pennsylvania Conference, page 461, gives a brief biography.

 


 

SCHULTZ, ELMER ALBERT ROBERT

 

Born: 5-25-1903                                                          married: Alice Flegal

Died: 5-28-1988                                                          obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 1975, 314

Miller-Raker #: no                                                       married2: Ethlynne Weaver

Fulton #: 498                                                               obit2:

Gilbble list: no

 

1920    quarterly conference license

1925    license, Allegheny Conference

1928    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Green Ridge Memorial Park, Connellsville PA

Obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 1988,375

 

1925-26           Rochester Mills

1926-28           Hollsopple

1928-45           Connellsville

1945-51           Greensburg Otterbein

1951-67           Johnstown First

1967                retired

                             1967-76  East Connellsville

                             1979-80  visitation minister, Connellsville Wesley

                             1981       Star Junction, Little Redstone & Newell (Apr – Jun)

                             1981-85  Dunbar Wesley

 


 

SCHUMAN, JAMES EBAUGH

 

Born: 4-6-1938                                                            married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 769

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1958    license, recommended by Hanover Lohr’s Memorial

1963    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1963-64           Newburg

1964-67           Hagerstown St. Paul’s

1967-70           Yorkana-Mt. Pisgah

1970                transfer to Baltimore Conference

1970-73           Baltimore Otterbein Memorial

1973-77           leave of absence

1978                withdrew, page 154

 

Note: Rev. Schuman appears to have had a subsequent relationship to Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian Church in Baltimore MD.  His 2003 address is believed to be James E Schuman  3215 Avon Ave  Baltimore, MD 21218-3514  (410)467-4547.

 


 

SCHWALM, CLARENCE W.

 

Born: 8-2-1884  Valley View PA                               married: Anna M. Ryland

Died: 11-2-1948                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1913    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1919    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1949,23

 

1917-18           pre-med student, Lebanon Valley College

                        1917-18  Grantville circuit (beginning 1/14/1918)

1918-23           student, Temple University Medical School

1923-24           inter, Allentown General Hospital

1924-48           physician, living in Shoemakersville

 

Note: Although an ordained elder, Clarence W. Schwalm did not itinerate.  He graduated from Kutztown State Normal School and taught school for several years before entering Lebanon Valley as a pre-med student.

 


 

SCHWOPE, BENEDICT

 

Born: 10-30-1731                                                        married: Susanna Welker

Died: 3-30-1810                                                          obit: [1731-1795]

Miller-Raker #: 8

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1772    ordained, German Reformed Church

 

Interment: Logan’s Station KY

Obit:

 

1771-73           Baltimore Old Otterbein

1773-76           Pipe Creek

1789                joined Pennsylvania Conference

1790                moved to Lincoln County KY

 

Note: This surname is also rendered SWOPE.  Glatfelter’s 1980 German Lutheran and Reformed Churches in Pennsylvania 1717-1793, volume I, page 148, gives a brief biography.

 


 

SCOTT, G.W.M.

 

Born:                                                                           married:          

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 99

Gibble list: yes

 

1856    license, Allegheny Conference

1859    license, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1856-57           Stone Valley

1857-59           Liverpool

1859-60           Scottsville [Three Springs]

1860                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1860-61           Columbia Salome

1861-62           New Holland

1862                withdrew

 


 

SCRIBNER, JOHN WOODBURY

 

Born: 3-7-1840  Raymond NH                                   married: Mary Ermina Wray [6/3/1866]

Died: 5-12-1912  Ocean Park ME                              obit: [b. 12/7/1848]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes [SCHRIBER]

 

1869    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1860-64           student, Dartmouth College

1864-73           president Hartsville College in Hartsville IN

1873-74           faculty, Lebanon Valley College

1874                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1874-75           faculty, Lebanon Valley College

1875-76           Lake View NH Free-Will Baptist

1876                “transfer” to Free-Will Baptist denomination

1876-69           Lake View NH Free-Will Baptist

1879-82           New Hampton NH

1882-84           Centre Sandwich NH Free-Will Baptist

1890’s             Epsom NH Free-Will Church

 

Note: Limited information on J. Woodbury Scribner is available in the biographical files at the conference archives.
 


 

SEARLE, HAZEL

 

Born: 12-16-1900                                                        married: John Searle

Died: 10-6-1961                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 508

Gibble list: no

 

1927    license, Allegheny Conference

1929    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Ohio Sandusky Conference 1962,106

 

1927-29           student, Bonebrake [United] Theological Seminary

1929                credentials returned

 


 

SEARLE, JOHN C.

 

Born: 8-11-1903                                                          married: Hazel _____

Died: 11-10-1997                                                        obit: Ohio Sandusky Conference 1962,106

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 507

Gibble list: no

 

1927    license, Allegheny Conference

1929    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: West Ohio Conference 1998,?

 

1927-30           student, Bonebrake [United] Theological Seminary

1930                transfer to Sandusky Conference

1930-32           Bascom

1932-44           Shelby

1944-               Bowling Green

 

Note: John C. Searle is the father of John C. Searle Jr. of the West Ohio Conference.


 

SEAVERS, GILMORE B.

 

Born: 2-13-1917                                                          married:

Died: 12-15-1999                                                        obit:

Miller-Raker #: 730

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1950    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1950-55           living in Carlisle

1955-57           (first) superintendent, Cumberland Valley School District

1957                withdrew, page 82

1957-70           staff, Shippensburg University

1970-80           president, Shippensburg University

1980                retired

 

Note: He is the namesake of the Gilmore B. Seavers Medical Center in Shippensburg.
 


 

SECHRIST, CHARLES R.

 

Born: 5-12-1900  Windsor PA                                    married: Cordie Irene Gibson

Died: 8-17-1983  Dallastown PA                               obit: 1984,393

Miller-Raker #: 660

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1927    quarterly conference license

1928    license, recommended by Windsor Grace

1936    ordained

 

Interment: Windsor Cemetery, Windsor PA

Obit: 1984,380

 

1928-29           Mount Olivet

1929-33           Bog Pool-Middleburg

1933-43           Rohrersville

1943-52           Red Lion circuit

1952-67           Baltimore Christ

1967                retired

 


 

SECHRIST, HENRY A.

 

Born: 3-22-1857 Dallastown PA                                married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1880    quarterly conference license, Dallastown

1882    license, Miami Conference

1884    ordained, Miami Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Miami Conference 1931,37

 

1880-81           student, Lebanon Valley College at Annville PA

1881-83           student, Union Biblical Seminary at Dayton OH

1883-84           Shippensburg & Orrstown circuit

1884-05           Miami Conference

1905-13           field secretary, Church Erection Society of the United Brethren Church

1913-19+         financial secretary, Otterbein Home at Lebanon OH

 

Note: Henry A. Sechrist was a member of the Miami Conference from 1884 until his death about 1930.  A copy of the 11/29/19 Telescope in the Dallastown church file includes a brief biographical sketch.

 


 

SEELING, CHAUNCEY E.

 

Born: 1890                                                                  married: Martha “Mae” Mitzel [2/2/1909]

Died:                                                                           obit: [b. 5/?/1888]

Miller-Raker #: 622

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1923    license, recommended by Yoe

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1928                returned to quarterly conference license, page 49

 


 

SEESE, HARVEY BOYER

 

Born: 4-21-1869  Elton PA                                         married: Nellie M. Arthur

Died: 2-2-1939  Johnstown PA                                  obit: Allegheny Conference 1949,75

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 484

Gilbble list: no

 

1894    license, Pittsburgh Conference of the United Evangelical Church

1897    ordained, Pittsburgh Conference of the United Evangelical Church

 

Interment: Grandview Cemetery, Johnstown PA

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1939,57

 

1921-22           Johnstown Circuit

1922-23           Bens Creek

1923-24           St. Michael, Allegheny Conference of the United Brethren Church

1924                transfer to Allegheny Conference of the United Brethren Church

1924-26           East Freedom

1926-31           Greenwood

1931-34           Clearfield (beginning 9/28/31, apparently originally assigned to continue at Greenwood)

1934-37           Altoona Grace

1937-39           Johnstown Westmont

 



SEESE, SAMUEL RILEY

 

Born: 5-7-1866  near Normalville PA             married: Anna Kate Owen

Died: 4-28-1937                                                          obit: [d. 4/21/1934]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 254 & 411

Gilbble list: no

 

1893    quarterly conference license

1893    license, Allegheny Conference

1900    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Scottdale PA

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1937,57

 

1893-94           Copeland

1894-96           student, Otterbein College in Westerville OH

1896-98           Madison

1898-00           student, Otterbein College in Westerville OH

1900-07           Johnstown Second [Park Avenue]

1907-09           Altoona Second

1909-10           Toledo, Iowa Conference

1910                transfer to Iowa Conference

1910-12           Toledo

1912-13           Lisbon

1913-14           McKeesport Shoemaker Memorial, Allegheny Conference

1914                transfer to Allegheny Conference

1914-16           McKeesport Shoemaker Memorial

1916-20           (without appointment for health reasons)

1920                Mt. Nebo on the Westmoreland charge (ending 3/1921)

1921-26           Westmoreland (beginning 3/1921)

1926-28           Mt. Pleasant

1928                without appointment

1929                retired

                             1929-35      living in Florida for wife's health

 

Note: Some sources give the date of death for Mrs. Seese as 8/26/1934.

 



 

SEIDERS, MARLIN DAVID

 

Born: 1-9-1927                                                            married: Nancy Jean Deimler

Died: 2-1-2006                                                            obit: Eastern Pennsylvania Conf 2006,?

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1946    quarterly conference license, Middletown

1947    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1949    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Eastern Pennsylvania Conference 2006,?

 

1943-47           student, Lebanon Valley College

                        1945-47          

1947-50           student, Evangelical School of Theology in Reading PA

                        1947-49  Hillsdale      

                        1949-50  Grantville & Manada Hill

1950-51           student, Temple University

                        1950-51  Grantville & Manada Hill

1951-82           chaplain, U.S. Navy

1982-84           staff, Bucknell University

1984-91           Lebanon Covenant

1991                retired

 


 

SEIDERS, SAMUEL

 

Born: 3-35-1796                                                          married:

Died: 3-29-1859                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: 230

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1838    license

1841    ordained

 

Interment: Ranck’s Church, New Holland PA

Obit:

 

1841-42           York circuit

1843-45           Lancaster circuit

1845-46                      Berks County circuit

1846                charter member of East Pennsylvania Conference

1846-48           Northumberland mission

1848-49           presiding elder

1849-51           Highspuire circuit

1851-52           Dauphin circuit

1852-53           Millheim circuit

1853-55           West Branch circuit

1855-56           Hopeland circuit

1856-57           presiding elder

1857-58           Dauphin-Hummelstown circuit

1858-59           New Holland circuit

 


 

SEILER, JOHN F.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 298

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1851    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1850-51           New Bloomfield (last part of year)

1851-52           Big Spring circuit

1852-53           Manchester mission

1852                                 transfer to Sandusky Conference

 

Note: The 1996 volume of The Chronicle, page 98, gives brief biographical comments.

 


 

SEILHAMER, HUGH S.

 

Born: 1865                                                                  married: Elizabeth Jane Brush

Died: 3-17-1935  Harrisburg PA                                obit: [1859-1934]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 309

Gibble list: no

 

license, Allegheny Conference

ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

 

Interment: Willow Grove Cemetery, Linglestown PA

Obit:

 

1902                “transfer” to Allegheny Conference of the United Brethren Church

1903-05           Susquehanna

1905-06           Mapleton

1914                returned to quarterly conference license, page 63

 

Note: H.S. Seilhamer reportedly served as a local pastor in Harrisburg beginning in the 1920’s, with his last service at Manada Hill, but there is no record of this in the East Pennsylvania Conference.


 

SELDOMRIDGE, ISAAC NEWTON         

 

Born: 9-30-1868                                                          married: M. Adele Kendig

Died: 10-10-1957                                                        obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1962,67

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1897    quarterly conference license, Lancaster Covenant

1900    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1907    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Heller’s Church Cemetery, Lancaster County PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1958,44

 

1899-00           Centerville

1900-01           Hopeland

1901-02           Hillsdale

1902-12           Harrisburg State Street

1912-13           Reading Trinity

1913-20           Elizabethtown

1920-23           Philadelphia Second

1923-29           Oberlin

1929-39           Myerstown

1939-42           Manheim

1942                retired

                        1943-44  Manor circuit

 


 

SELLERS, WILLIAM

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1895-96           York Springs

 

Note: William Sellers appears to be a lay supply person filling a temporary gap.  In 1896, York Springs was attached to Bendersville.
 


 

SENEFF, MICHAEL BURNS LORR

 

Born: 1-27-1862  Fayette County PA                        married: Laura Margaret Shoemaker

Died: 4-19-1915  Westerville OH                               obit: Allegheny Conference 1923,66

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 228

Gibble list: no

 

1889    license, Allegheny Conference

1892    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1915,68

 

1889-91           Industry

1891-93           Westmoreland

1893-94           student, Otterbein University in Westerville OH

1894-95           Altoona Second

1895-97           president, Westfield College in IL

1897-99           Greensburg

1899-00           on leave, living in Greensburg

1900-01           Braddock Second

1901-03           Herminie

1903-09           Conemaugh station

1909                retired for health reasons to Westerville OH

 

Note: B.L. Seneff (as he is commonly known) is a great-grandson of Christian William Seneff (1770-1855) of the Muskingum Conference, and a nephew of David Rugg Seneff (1841-1934) of the Illinois Conference, and a brother to Eudora Seneff McIntosh, wife of William David McIntosh (1867-1941) of the Illinois Conference, and the father of Rachel Seneff Good, wife of John D. Good.  He returned to Otterbein University in 1893 to complete studies he had begun there in 1884.  Mrs. Seneff is the daughter of Henry Shoemaker.


 

SENSENY, JOHN

 

Born:                                                                           married: _____ Gonder

Died: 1819                                                                  obit:

Miller-Raker #: 35                                                       married2: Nancy _____

Fulton #: no                                                                 obit2:

Gibble list: yes

 

1800    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

Note: John Senseny is the son of Peter Senseny. 

 



SENSENY, PETER

 

Born: 1738                                                                  married: Mrs. Ursula Shoneur Senseny

Died: 9-8-1804                                                            obit:

Miller-Raker #: 40                                                       married2: Maria Holl [1784]

Fulton #: no                                                                 obit2: [1756-1835]

Gibble list: yes

 

1801    license

1802    ordained

 

Interment: Mt. Hebron Cemetery, Winchester VA

Obit: 1807,5 [see also biographical files]

 

Note: This surname is also rendered SENCENY and SENSENEY.  Peter Senseny, a medical doctor and the 1796 founder of Middletown VA (originally named Sensenytown), was the first in the Shenandoah Valley to welcome Christian Newcomer.  He is the father of John Senseny.  Funkhouser’s 1921 History of the Virginia Conference, page 183, gives a brief biography.  That same book also lists a Daniel Senseny as being licensed in 1829, but no other conference history names such a person.
 


 

SEWELL, T.B.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 304

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1854    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1852-53           Hershey’s station

1853-54           Big Spring circuit

1855                withdrew

 


 

SEXTON, TIMOTHY FRANKLIN

 

Born: 1-14-1890  near Indiana PA                             married: Sarah Alberta Mock

Died: 3-18-1988                                                          obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 1982,444

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1916    license, Pittsburgh Conference of the Evangelical Association

1933    ordained deacon

1941    ordained elder

 

Interment: Mt. Tabor Cemetery, New Florence PA

Obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 1988,376

 

1916-20           Indiana

1920-22           Brush Valley

1937-44           Blairsville-Robinson

1944-49           Oak Ridge

1949-51           Johnstown Mission

1951                transfer by boundary change to Western Pennsylvania Conference EUB

1951-52           Bowserdale

1952-56           Marchand

1956-58           Woodland

1958-59           Bigler

1959                retired

 

Note: Timothy F. Sexton was never United Brethren.  He is listed in the United Brethren files because the only Susquehanna Conference congregations he served (Woodland and Bigler) were former United Brethren congregations of the Allegheny Conference.

 


 

SHADE, B.N.

 

Born:                                                                           married:          

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1868    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1867-68           Bethlehem circuit

1868-69           Middleburg circuit

1870                withdrew

 


 

SHAEFFER, JOSEPH

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

?          license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1873-74                      West Fairview (last part of the year)

 

Note: Joseph Shaeffer gave the 1874 statistical report for West Fairview.  Otherwise unknown, he is likely a local preacher who supplied the pulpit until conference.  In the West Fairview church history he is identified as “John Shaffer,” but he is not the John Shaffer who served Baltimore Fifth 1873-74.  The Miller-Raker history identifies him as “Joseph Scheaffer.”

 


 

SHAEFFER, PHILLIP

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1874-75           Pine Grove circuit

 

Note: This Philip Shaeffer is otherwise unknown.

 


 

SHAFFER, COLIN JACOB

 

Born: 12-27-1934                                                        married: Lynette _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 805

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1963    license, recommended by Dover Otterbein

1971    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1962-65           Barts

1965-71           Keystone-Perry

1971-74           Mount Rock

1974-91           Biglerville

1991-93           Shippensburg Christ

1993-99           Three Mounts

1999                retired

 


 

SHAFFER, GLEN C.

 

Born: 4-3-1910                                                            married: Zelma L. Shauck

Died: 6-?-1987                                                            obit: [1/4/1912 – 9/24/2002]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 532

Gibble list: no

 

1928    quarterly conference license

1930    license, Allegheny Conference

1935    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1928-32           student, Otterbein College in Westerville OH

1932-35           student, Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton NJ

1935-38           Greenwood

1938-42           Greensburg

1942-65           chaplain, US Army and US Air Force (retired, 1965)

1965-66           student

1966-67           without appointment

1967                no longer listed

 

Note: Starting in 1965, Glen C. Shaffer settled in Westerville OH.  He appears to have been involved in a counseling ministry and maintained close ties with Otterbein College.  He served almost until his death in interim and assistant pastor positions in multiple Presbyterian churches across central Ohio – including Mifflin, Gahanna, and Columbus Central.
 


 

SHAFFER, JACOB T.

 

Born: 10-8-1843  Carroll County MD                        married: Mary Smith

Died: 8-6-1909                                                            obit:

Miller-Raker #: 347

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1866    license

1870    ordained

 

Interment: Philadelphia PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference  1909,35

 

1866-67           Rocky Spring circuit

1867-68           St. Thomas circuit

1868-70           Shippensburg mission

1870-71           Littlestown

1871-73           Greencastle

1873-74           Newville

1874-75           Shippensburg

1875-77           Duncannon

1877-78           Liverpool circuit (did not finish the year)

1877-81           Lebanon Trinity, East Pennsylvania Conference

1881-85           Mechanicsburg

1885-86           Mount Joy

1887-90           York Second

1890                Newburg (appointed but did not serve: 1891,20)

1890-92           Hagerstown St. Paul’s, Maryland Conference

1892                transfer to Maryland Conference

1892-93           Hagerstown St. Paul’s

1893-95           Baltimore Fourth, Pennsylvania Conference

1895                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference

1895-98           Baltimore Fourth

1898                Baltimore Fifth (did not finish the year: 1899,19)

1898-00           Mountville, East Pennsylvania Conference

1900                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1900-03           Annville

1903-06           Philadelphia Mt. Pisgah [First]

1906-09           West Philadelphia [Haverford Avenue]

 

Note: He is often incorrectly denoted J.T. “Shaeffer” in Pennsylvania Conference journals.  Gibble’s 1951 History of the East Pennsylvania Conference, page 442, gives relevant information.  Mrs. Shaffer is the sister of W. Otterbein Smith and a niece of Jacob C. Smith.

 


 

SHAFFER, JOHN

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died: 1881                                                                  obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

?          license

 

Interment:

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference  Oct1881,11

 

1869-70           Deer Park

1873-74           Baltimore Fifth

1874                transfer to East German Conference

1880                living in Baltimore

 

Note: This surname is also rendered SHEAFFER and SCHAFFER, and the given name sometimes appears as JOHANN.  He appears to have been a member of the Pennsylvania Conference, since he transferred out in 1874, but there is no information concerning his license.

 


 

SHAFFNER, JACOB S.

 

Born:                                                                           married:          

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1852    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1855    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1863                transfer to

 



SHAMBAUGH, ELMER PARKER

 

Born: 11-4-1933                                                          married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 746

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1953    license, recommended by Carlisle Grace

1958    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1953-54           student, Lebanon Valley College

1954-55           West Hill

1955-58           student, United Theological Seminary in Dayton OH

1958-60           New Bloomfield (ending 5/15/60)

1960-62           living in Dayton OH

1962                dropped, no longer EUB: page 82

 

Note: His 2003 address is 425 Osman St, Bucyrus, OH 44820-2824, (419)562-0298.

 



SHANK, ABRAHAM H.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died: Parsons KS                                                        obit:

Miller-Raker #: 390

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1880     license

1884    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1877                A.B. degree, Lebanon Valley College

1879                A.M. degree, Lebanon Valley College

1880-82           Newville station

1882-85           Newburg station

1885-86           Waynesboro

1886-87           Orrstown station

1887-89           Mt. Wolf

1889                withdrew

1891                joined the United Brethren Old Constitution

1891-93           presiding elder, Pennsylvania and Maryland Conferences

1893-94           presiding elder, Pennsylvania Conference

1894-97           Chambersburg

1897                Shippensburg mission

1897                granted certificate of transfer, page 23

 



SHANK, DANIEL

 

Born: 4-?-1811  Canada                                                          married: Eve Keller

Died: 10-12-1892                                                                    obit: [4/4/1812 – 8/28/1876]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #:

Gibble list: no

 

1853    license, Allegheny Conference

1859    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1858-61           Somerset

1861-63           Schellsburg

1863-65           Somerset

1865-74           (apparently not under appointment)

1874                transfer to ?

 

Note: The Shanks were from Somerset County PA.  Daniel Shank was born during the residence of his parents in Canada.  He spent his boyhood and youth in Ohio, but afterward learned the carpenter's trade in Stony Creek township, Somerset County, and here followed that occupation several years.  Of a deeply religious nature, imbued with the spiritual faith which dominated the United Brethren, he became a somewhat noted preacher in that denomination, and for twenty years labored professionally in Somerset County.  Losing his voice, he subsequently went to Nebraska in search of renewed vigor, and was there engaged in agricultural pursuits until his death. 


 

SHANK, JOSEPH

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes [SHENK]

 

Interment:

Obit: 1838,41

 

Note:  This person is unknown.  His death is noted, but there is no record of his being licensed, ordained, or serving a circuit.

 


 

SHANNON, ABSALOM LINCOLN

 

Born: 4-19-1864                                                          married: Linnie Erb

Died: 12-13-1900  Highspire PA                                obit:

Miller-Raker #: 425

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1887    license

 

Interment: Paradise [Hopeland] Church cemetery, Clay PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1901,28

 

1887-88           living in Shippensburg

1888-90           student, Lebanon Valley College

                            1888-90  Paradise station, East Pennsylvania Conference

1890                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1890-92           Pequea

1892-93           Philadelphia Mount Pisgah [First] (did not finish year)

1893-94           student, Union Seminary

1894-96           Ephrata

1896-98           Mountville

1898-00           Highspire

 

Note: A.L. Shannon is the father of Paul E.V. Shannon.

 


 

SHANNON, CHARLES E.

 

Born: 1868                                                                  married: Charlotte _____

Died: 1953                                                                  obit: Allegheny Conference 1935,60

Miller-Raker #: no                                                       married2: Loretta Belle Dobson

Fulton #: 465                                                               obit2: Allegheny Conference 1946,61

Gibble list: no

 

1911    quarterly conference license

1922    license, Allegheny Conference

1937    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 1953,22

 

1911                Bethel (10 months)

1911-13           Springfield

1913-15           Susquehanna

1915-22

1922                "transfer" to Allegheny Conference

1922-23           Port Matilda

1923-27           Fayette

1927-31           Wyano

1931-33           Jefferson

1933-42           Fairmount

1942-44           Wyano

1944-46           Rochester Mills

1946                retired

 

Note: It is unclear how or where Charles E. Shannon was involved 1915-22.

 



SHANNON, NEWTON S.

 

Born: 4-15-1850  Snyder County PA             married: Amanda Rearick      

Died: 3-2-1925  Fountain Hill PA                              obit: [1/8/1851 – 4/13/1928]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1881    license, East German Conference

 

Interment: Fountain Hill Cemetery, Fountain Hill PA

Obit:

 

1881                Marietta, East Pennsylvania Conference (part year)

1881-82           Manheim

1882-83           Freeburg

1883-84           ?

1884-85           Tremont

1885                referred

1893                “transfer” to East Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Association

1893-96           ?

1896-98           Annville

1898-99           Lykens and Wiconisco

 

Note: Newton S. Shannon continues to be listed as a deacon after 1899, but he is not listed among those appointed.  He is (erroneously) listed in early Evangelical Asociation records as Nelson Shannon.



SHANNON, PAUL EUGENE VIRGIL

 

Born: 3-25-1898  Mountville PA                                married: Josephine S. Mathias

Died: 5-23-1957  York PA                                         obit: 1932,25

Miller-Raker #: 642                                                     married2: Katherine Higgins

Fulton #: no                                                                 obit2: [1996]

Gibble list: yes

 

1917    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1920    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Home Cemetery, Dallastown PA

Obit: 1957,42

 

1914-18           student, Lebanon Valley College

                            1917-18  Hillsdale

1918-21           student, Bonebrake  [United] Theological Seminary in Dayton OH

                        1918-19  Veedersburg, White River Conference

                        1919-20  field representative, Bonebrake Seminary

                        1920-21  Dayton Fairview, Miami Conference

1921                transfer to Miami Conference

1921-24           Dayton Fairview

1924-25           living in Mt. Gretna PA

1925                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference, page 71

1925-27           Baltimore Liberty Heights

1927-28           field representative, Bonebrake Seminary

1928-35           Dallastown Bethlehem

1935-48           York First

1948-57           superintendent, Pennsylvania Conference

1957                bishop

 

Note: Paul E.V. Shannon is the son of A.L. Shannon.  Following the untimely death of his father, his sister and brother were the first residents of the Quincy Orphanage.  Mrs. Katherine Higgins Shannon is a sister to D. Rayborn Higgins, and she married widower bishop J. Gordon Howard in 1967.

 


 

SHARP, EARNEST A.

 

Born: 3-19-1878  near Mahaffey PA                          married: Hannah Buhan

Died: 4-16-1946  East Freedom PA                           obit: [1880 - ?]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 329

Gibble list: no

 

1898    quarterly conference license                                      

1904    license, Allegheny Conference

1908    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1946, 63

 

1899-02           Hooversville

1902-03           Juniata Mission

1903-05           student, Otterbein College in Westerville OH

                            1903-04       Ostrander, Sandusky Conference (6 months)

                            1904            West Decatur (4 months)

                            1904-05       Bowlusville, Miami Conference (7 months)

                            1905            New Paris (4 months)

1905-08           student, Union Biblical [United Theological] Seminary in Dayton OH

1908-11           Johnston Barron Avenue

1911-12           Hershey, East Pennsylvania Conference

1912-13           Bradford, Erie Conference (6 months)

1913-16           Portage First

1916-21           McKeesport Shoemaker Memorial

1921-22           Latrobe

1922-23           Connellsville

1923-26           Philipsburg

1926-29           Punxsutawney

1929-31           Johnstown Barron Avenue

1931-35           Greenwood (beginning 9/28/1931, apparently originally assigned to Clearfield)

1935-37           Monessen

1937-38           Altoona Grace

1938-46           East Freedom

 


 

SHARP, THOMAS McMILLAN

 

Born: 11-5-1864 Dumfrieshire, Scotland                               married: Jane Ann Beatrice Storey

Died: 3-14-1924  Pitcairn PA                                                 obit: [c1869 – 5/14/1957]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 283&423

Gibble list: no

 

1896    quarterly conference license

1898    license, Allegheny Conference

1902    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

 

Interment: Union Cemetery, Irwin PA

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1924,63

 

1896-99           Middletown

1899-06           McKeesport Second [Shoemaker Memorial]

1906-08           evangelist at large

1908-09           Roanoke, Virginia Conference

1909                transfer to Virginia Conference

1909-15           Roanoke

1915                transfer to Allegheny Conference

1915-16           Dunlo and Beaverdale

1916-20           Latrobe

1921-24           Pitcairn

 

Note: Thomas M. Sharp came to America in 1883 and served as a local preacher with the Primitive Methodist Church and Salvation Army before joining the Allegheny Conference.  Mrs. Sharp appears to have re-married – a Mr. Grant Anderson 6/29/1938, and a Mr. Raymond Hawley 5/18/1948.

 


 

SHAW, B.C.

 

Born: 1-5-1858  Everett PA                                                    married: Nancy K. Keagy

Died: 12-21-1915  Dunlo PA                                                 obit: Allegheny Conference 1936,57

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #:

Gibble list: no

 

1886    quarterly conference license

1889    license, Allegheny Conference

1892    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Grandview Cemetery

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1915,67

 

1889-91           Allegheny

1891-94           Liverpool

1894-95           Bellefonte

1895-99           Herminie

1899-01           Huntingdon

1901-04           Coalport

1904-07           East Freedom

1907-08           Johnstown Park Avenue

1908-10           Braddock Comrie Avenue

1910-12           Wilmore

1912-15           Dunlo

 

Note: B.C. Shaw taught school before entering the ministry.


 

SHAY, RUSSELL LUCAS

 

Born: 3-13-1897  Lebanon PA                                   married: Florence May Adams

Died: 11-21-1970                                                        obit: Eastern Pennsylvania Conf 1990,316

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1921    quarterly conference license, Lebanon Salem

1922    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1931    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Mount Lebanon Cemetery, Lebanon PA

Obit: Eastern Pennsylvania Conference 1971, 320

 

1919-24           high school teacher, Lebanon

                        1923-24  Manada Hill

1924-28           high school teacher, Plattsburgh NY

1928-31           student, Bonebrake  [United] Theological Seminary in Dayton OH

                        1929 Brookfield, Missouri Conference

                        1929 West Mansfield, Sandusky Conference

1931-40           Linglestown & Colonial Park

1940-46           chaplain, U.S. Army

1946-51           Cleona & Pleasant Hill

1951-57           chaplain, U.S. Army

1957-62           Lebanon Ebenezer

1962                retired

 


 

SHEAFFER, AARON MILTON

 

Born:                                                                           married: Patricia _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1953    license, recommended by Harrisburg Twenty-Ninth Street

1958    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1951-55           student, Lebanon Valley College

1955-58           student, United Theological Seminary

1958-60           assistant, Harrisburg Derry Street

1960-70           staff, United Theological Seminary in Dayton OH

1970                transfer by boundary change to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1970-91           faculty, United Theological Seminary

1991                pastor of arts and outreach, Dayton Oh Shiloh

1991                retired

 


 

SHEAFFER, ELEANORE F.

 

Born:                                                                           married:          

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1930    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1930                transfer to Colorado-New Mexico Conference

1950                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference and classified as local elder, page 47

 

Note: This surname is also rendered SCHAEFFER.

 


 

SHEAFFER, GRANT L.

 

Born:                                                                           married:          

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1891    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1891-92           Marietta circuit

1892-94           Pottstown Baltzell

1901                withdrew

 



SHEAFFER, LEE EARL

 

Born: 11-26-1901  Carlisle PA                                   married: Lena Alice Heishman

Died: 10-?-1978                                                          obit: (biographical files)

Miller-Raker #: 639

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1925    license, recommended by Carlisle Grace

 

Interment: Maple Hill Cemetery, Petersburg VA

Obit:

 

1927                transfer to Virginia Conference

                        Manassas

                        Shenandoah

                        Franklin

                        Westernport Potomac Park

                        Broadway

                        Pendleton-Grant

1956                retired

           

Note: Lee E. Sheaffer is not a brother to W. Clark Sheaffer.  He is the father of Lee Benjamin Sheaffer of the Virginia Conference.  Glovier’s 1965 History of the Virginia Conference, page 263, gives a brief biography.

 



SHEAFFER, W. CLARK

 

Born: 6-14-1884                                                          married: Alice M. Houck

Died: 11-15-1957                                                        obit: 1934,23

Miller-Raker #: 627                                                     married2: Mary Owen

Fulton #: no                                                                 obit2:

Gibble list: no

 

1924    license, recommended by Carlisle Grace

1931    ordained

 

Interment: Mt. Zion Cemetery, Churchtown PA

Obit:

 

1925-26           ?, Virginia Conference

1926-27           Shermansdale

1927                local

 

Note: W. Clark Sheaffer is not a brother to Lee E. Sheaffer.  He is the grandfather (via daughter Leah with his second wife) of Charles W. Salisbury of the Central Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church.

 


 

SHEARER, DANIEL LEROY

 

Born:                                                                           married: Irma Isabel Kieffer

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 684

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1936    license, recommended by Jefferson Bethlehem

1941    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1934-38           student, Lebanon Valley College

1938-41           student, Bonebrake  [United] Theological Seminary in Dayton OH

                            1939-40  Twin Creek OH, Congregational Christian Church

                            1940-41  West Sonora, Miami Conference

1941-44           Silver Springs

1944                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1944-53           Harrisburg First

1953-62           Ephrata First

1962-70           Hummelstown Trinity

1970-73           superintendent, New Cumberland District

1973-80           director, Conference Council on Ministries

1980-82                       superintendent, State College District

1982                retired

                        1982-91  administrative assistant, Harrisburg Area Bishop’s Office

 

Note: Daniel L. Shearer is the son of Monroe J. Shearer Jr and a brother to Monroe J. Shearer Jr and Wilson A. Shearer.

 



SHEARER, MONROE J. JR

 

Born: 7-30-1924                                                          married: Thelma Zimmerman

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 711

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1948    license, recommended by Jefferson Bethlehem

1952    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1951-52           Nashville, Miami Conference

1952-55           Red Lion circuit

1955-58           Spring Run

1958-62           Enola First

1961-70           Myersville

1970                transfer to Baltimore Conference

1970-71           Myersville

1971-76           Berkley Springs First

1976                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1976-82           Hustontown

1982                Altoona Fairview (until Oct 29))

1982-83           Three Springs (beginning Oct 29)

1983-84           Felton Bethany

1984                retired

 

Note: Monroe J. Shearer Jr is the son of Monroe J. Shearer Jr and a brother to Daniel L. Shearer Jr and Wilson A. Shearer.

 


 

SHEARER, MONROE JULIUS SR

 

Born: 12-30-1897  near Spring Grove PA                  married: Edith Diehl

Died: 5-21-1989                                                          obit: 1989,474

Miller-Raker #: 710

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1948    license

1949    ordained

 

Interment: St. Peter’s (Lischeys) Church Cemetery, near Spring Grove PA

Obit: 1989,475

 

1945-48           Gardners-Mt. Victory

1948-54           Dillsburg

1954-59           Quincy

1959-62           Emigsville

1962-67           Chewsville

1967                retired

                             1968-75      Pleasant Grove

 

Note: Monroe J Shearer Sr is the father of Daniel Shearer, Monroe Shearer Jr and Wilson A. Shearer.  His daughter Susan is married to Kenneth Thomas Stover (1917-1997) of the West Ohio Conference.

 


 

SHEARER, WILLIAM H.

 

Born: 11-9-1849  Pisgah Valley, Perry County PA    married: Zipporah Hufford

Died: 1-18-1910                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: 381

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1871    quarterly conference license, Shermansdale charge

1876    license

1879    ordained

 

Interment: Young’s Church, Perry County PA

Obit: 1910,115

 

1877-78           Orrstown

1878-80           Mercersburg

1880-81           Shippensburg

1881-82           Big Spring

1882-86           locate, throat trouble

1886-89           Shoops [Shiremanstown]

1889-90           Mount Wolf

1890                located, rheumatism

 


 

SHEARER, WILSON A.

 

Born: 5-29-1931                                                          married: Marilyn Evans

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 738

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1951    license

1954    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1954-57           Middleburg-Shiloh

1957-65           York Third [St. Luke’s]

1965-70           director, Conference Youth Ministry and Camping

1970                transfer to Baltimore Conference

1970-76           Hagerstown Otterbein

1976-82           superintendent, Frederick District

1982-85           assistant, Washington Area Bishop’s Office

1985-96           Hagerstown Otterbein

1996                retired

 


 

SHEERER, DAVID

 

Born: 7-29-1825                                                          married: Jemima Cooper

Died: 7-3-1901                                                            obit: Allegheny Conference 1922,125

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 86

Gibble list: no

 

1854    license, Allegheny Conference

1857    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

 

Interment:

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1901,34

 

1853-55           Somerset

1855-56           Madison

1856-58           Washington

1858-59           Madison and Westmoreland

1859-60           Westmoreland

1860-61           Altoona

1861-62           Bellefonte

1862-65           superintendent, East District

1865-68           Juniata

1868-69           superintendent, East District

1869-70           Mont Pleasant station

1870-72           Madison

1872-74           Westmoreland

1874-76           superintendent, East District

1876-77           Cambria

1877-78           ?

1878-79           Madison

1879-80           Ligonier

1880-81           Connellsville

1881-83           superintendent, Johnstown District

1883-85           Somerset

1885-86           Cambria

1886-87           Johnstown

1887-90           superintendent, Altoona District

1890-91           Jenners Cross Roads

1891-92           Moxham mission

1892-93           ?

1893-94           Cambria

1894-95           Connellsville

1895-96           Philipsburg

1896-97           Jenners Cross Roads

1897-98           DeHaven

1898-99           Casselman

1899                retired

 

Note: David Sheerer is the father of James Cooper Sheerer


 

SHEERER, JAMES COOPER

 

Born:                                                                           married: Jennie Mingle

Died: 1886                                                                  obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 179

Gibble list: no

 

1876    license, Allegheny Conference

1879    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: originally in Johnstown PA, remains re-interred in Tyrone PA in 1898

Obit:

 

1876-77           Tyrone

1877-78           student, Otterbein University in Westerville OH

1878-79           Industry

1879-80           Greensburg

1880-81           student, Western Theological Seminary in Pittsburgh PA

1881-82           Mount Pleasant

1882-83           Connellsville

1883-84           ?

1884                honorable dismissal to become a pastor in the Presbyterian Church

 

Note: James Cooper Sheerer is the son of David Cooper.  He graduated from Otterbein University in 1878 and from Western Theological Seminary in 1885.  Mrs. Sheerer is a sister to William H. Mingle.


 

SHEETZ, BYRON WILBUR

 

Born: 6-12-1901  Dauphin County PA                       married: Esther V. Abbey      

Died: 7-1-1976                                                            obit: [Eastern Pennsylvania Conf 1981,285]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1924    quarterly conference license, St. Jacobs in Powell’s Valley

1926    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1931    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Forest Hills Memorial Park, Reading PA

Obit: Eastern Pennsylvania Conference 1977,576

 

1924-28           student, Lebanon Valley College

                        1925-28  Powell’s Valley

1928-31           student, Bonebrake [United] Theological Seminary in Dayton OH

                        1928-29  Alpha OH Methodist Protestant Church

                        1929-31  Harrison-Rockville, Miami Conference

1931-66           Reading Trinity

1966                retired

 

Note: The birth date for Mrs. Sheetz, not given in her obituary, is 10/8/1904.

 


 

SHELLENBERGER, G.G.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1878-1879       Lancaster circuit

 

Note: G.G. Shellenberger is otherwise unknown.

 



SHELLEY, CHARLES A.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Esther M. Zimmerman

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 697

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1944    license

1946    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1940-44           student, Lebanon Valley College

1944-47           student, Bonebrake  [United] Theological Seminary in Dayton OH

                            1944-45  Maple Park assistant, Miami Conference

                            1945-46  Dayton Otterbein assistant, Miami Conference

                            1946-47  Hagerstown St. Paul assistant

1947-48           Hagerstown St. Paul assistant

1948-50           Winterstown

1950-52           Baltimore Salem

1952                withdrew, page 65

 


 

SHELLY, CLARENCE E.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 606 [SHELLEY]

Fulton #: 452

Gibble list: no

 

1918    license, Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1918-19           living in Walkersville

1919-20           living in Newburg

1920                transfer to Allegheny Conference

1920-22           Glasgow

1922-23           Casselman

1923-24           Port Matilda

1924-26           student, Bonebrake [United] Theological Seminary in Dayton OH

1926-27           without appointment

1927                withdrew, page 106

 

Note: Clarence E. Shelley was “of York, Pa.” when he was licensed in 1918.


 

SHELLY, JAMES M.

 

Born: 3-3-1866  near Quakertown PA                        married: Laura Hoover           

Died: 7-3-1944                                                            obit: Philadelphia Conference 1935,596

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1889    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1892    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Mount Zion Cemetery, Pottstown PA

Obit: Philadelphia Conference 1945,203

 

1889-90           Hummelstown

1890-91

1891-94           Florin circuit

1894-96           Pottstown Baltzell

1896-99           Steelton Centenary

1899-02           Mount Joy

1902                honorable dismissal

1902                “transfer” to Philadelphia Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

1902-03           Hamburg

1903-06           New Bethel

1906-08           Coxestown

1908-10           Narberth

1910-13           Middletown

1913-17           Birdsboro

1917-20           Shenandoah

1920-22           Reading St. Peter’s

1922-26           Columbia First

1926-31           Clifton

1931-34           Philadelphia Emmanuel

1934-35           Strasburg

1935-36           Philadelphia Orthodox Street

1936-42           Quakertown

1942                retired

                            1942-44  Evansburg

 


 

SHELLY, WILLIAM NEWCOMER

 

Born: 10-8-1814  Bucks County PA                          married: Sarah Geisinger [9/23/1838]

Died: 8-4-1893                                                            obit: [1821 – 7/6/1856]

Miller-Raker #: no                                                       married2: Anna Taylor [12/24/1856]

Fulton #: no                                                                 obit2: [d. 6/1881]

Gibble list: yes                                                            married3: Juliana Slough

                                                                                    obit3:

?          license, Mennonite Church

1880    ordained, East German Conference

 

Interment: Union Cemetery, Allentown PA

Obit: East German Conference 1893,50

 

1879-80           Bucks County circuit, East German Conference of United Brethren Church

1880                transfer to East German Conference, page 8

                        apparently not assigned

 



SHENEFELT, TEDFORD L.

 

Born: 1-4-1922                                                            married: Alberta Kalbach

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 716

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1949    license

1951    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1949-51           Northampton, East Pennsylvania Conference

1951-52           Windsor

1952-54           chaplain, US Navy

1954                transfer to New York Conference

1954-56           Niagara Falls

1956                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference

1956-59           Greenmount

1959-73           chaplain, Veterans Administration

1973                transfer to Baltimore Conference

1973-89           chaplain, Veterans Administration

1989                retired

 

Note: Miller’s 1968 History of the Pennsylvania Conference, page 403, gives a grief biography of Tedford L. Shenefelt.

 


 

SHEPHERD, WILLIAM

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 69

Gibble list: no

 

1849    license, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Allegheny Conference

 

1849-51           Mahoning Mission

1854-55           Juniata circuit (confirmed by secular records)

 

 

Note: Secular sources report that William Shepherd was one of the United Brethren pastors who served Orbisonia before the first building was erected and the first pastor was formally assigned there in 1858.  Although not given listed as such in the Conference minutes, we apparently served the large Juniata circuit along with R.G. Rankin.

 

 


 

SHERK, ABRAHAM BREAK.

 

Born: 11-6-1832  Waterloo County, Ontario  married: Rebekah Gonder

Died: 11-27-1916                                                        obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

?          license, Ontario Conference

?          ordained, Ontario Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1870-71           Tuscarora, Allegheny Conference

 

Note: A.B. Sherk is a brother to David B. Sherk (1837-?) of the Ontario Conference.  He supplied Tuscarora circuit as a member of the Ontario Conference.  Records of his United Brethren service in Canada and the United States (Ohio, New York and Pennsylvania) are sketchy.  He also served briefly in the Congregational Church.  More information on A.B. Sherk is available at the Mennonite Archives of Ontario, located at Conrad Grebel College in Waterloo, Ontario.


 

SHERMAN, E.F.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1902-03           Paradise St. John’s

 

Note: E.F. Sherman is a minister in the Reformed Presbyterian Church, appointed when the assigned pastor did not accept his assignment – see 1903, page 5.  Apparently the possibility that he would join the United Brethren permanently did not materialize.  A Rev. E.F. Sherman is listed as performing a marriage at the Spruce Run Lutheran Church in Hunterdon County NJ in 1923.

 



SHERRICK, GEORGE WASHINGTON

 

Born: 9-1-1858  Everson PA                                      married: Emma Mary Linton

Died: 10-7-1918  Dallastown PA                               obit: Allegheny Conference 1902,47

Miller-Raker #: 559                                                     married2: Margaret Beaver

Fulton #: 230                                                               obit2: 1957,50

Gibble list: no

 

1885    license, Tennessee Conference

1888    ordained, Tennessee Conference

 

Interment: Scotdale PA

Obit: 1918,81

 

1884-84           White Pine circuit

1885-87           Knoxville circuit

1887-89           Braddock Second, Allegheny Conference

1889                transfer to Allegheny Conference

1889-90           Braddock Second

1890-92           Mt. Pleasant

1892-94           Westmoreland circuit

1894-97           Pitcairn

1897-01           superintendent, East District

1901-03           Wilkinsburg

1903-06           Johnstown Walnut Grove

1906-08           Huntingdon

1908-09           Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Conference

1909                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference

1909-11           Gettysburg

1911-16           Shippensburg

1916-18           Dallastown

 

Note: This branch of the Sherrick family appears to have Mennonite roots in Lancaster County and to have migrated to Everson prior to 1800.  We are unable to establish any relationship to Henry G. Sherrick or Sarah M. Sherrick, professor (1889-92) of English at Lebanon Valley College.

 


 

SHERRICK, HENRY GRISSINGER

 

Born: 6-8-1842  near Mount Joy PA                          married: Frances I. _____

Died: 4-3-1886  near Middletown PA                        obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1874    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1878    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1887,29

 

Note: Henry G. Sherrick did not itinerate, but remained a local elder.

 


 

SHERRIFF, STANLEY GEORGE

 

Born: 1-16-1905  Badshot-Lea, England                   married: Lois Mildred Bushong

Died: 3-22-1981  Toledo OH                                     obit:

Miller-Raker #: 657

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1927                ordained, Sandusky Conference

 

Interment: St. Mark’s UM Church, Findlay OH

Obit: East Ohio Conference 1981,300

 

1926-27           Delphos St. Paul

1927-28           student, Otterbein Academy at Findlay College

1928                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference

1928-29           Mount Olivet

1929-31           living in York

1931-33           Carlisle circuit

1933-35                      student, Lebanon Valley College

1935-38           student, Bonebrake  [United] Theological Seminary in Dayton OH

                             1935-38  Dayton High Street

1938-44           Myersville

1944                transfer to Sandusky Conference

1944-50           Old Fort

1950-56           McClure

1956-61           Toledo St. Andrew

1961-62           West Independence

1962-66           Whitehouse Zion

1966-70           Oceola- Salem

1970                retired

 

Note: Stanley G. Sherriff is a brother to William E. Sherriff.

 


 

SHERRIFF, WILLIAM ERNST

 

Born: 4-5-1898  London, England                             married: Anna Elizabeth Unger

Died: 10-29-1976                                                        obit: [1991,476]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1929    quarterly conference license, Cleona

1930    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1934    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Oberlin Cemetery, Oberlin PA

Obit: 1977,263

 

1928                Tom’s Brook VA (10/1/28 to 12/31/28)

1931-32           Hummelstown circuit

1932-37           Manor

1937-41           Enders & Powell’s Valley

1941-43           Grantville

1943-51           Bellegrove circuit

1951-56           Highspire

1956-66           Stehman’s & Green Hill

1966                retired

                             1966-69  Union Deposit

                             1969-70  Shopes

                             1970        transfer by boundary change to Central Pennsylvania Conference

                             1970-75  Shopes

 

Note: William E. Sherriff is a brother to Stanley G. Sherriff.  The birth date for Mrs. Sherriff is 9/6/1898.

 



SHETTEL, JOHN AULT

 

Born: 2-1-1865  near Shiremanstown PA                   married: Elizabeth G. Crowl

Died: 2-26-1945                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: 446

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1890    license

1893    ordained

 

Interment: St. John’s Cemetery at Peace Church, Shiremanstown PA

Obit: 1945,28

 

1890-92           York Haven

1892-95           Dover

1895-99           Big Spring

1899-01           Lemasters circuit

1901-06           Red Lion circuit

1906-09           Boonsboro

1909-11           Hanover

1911-15           West Fairview

1915-24           York Third

1924-33           Yoe

1933                retired to Dallastown

 

Note: John A. Shettel is the father of Paul O. Shettel, Mrs. John L. Fehl and Mrs. Mervie H. Welty.

 



SHETTEL, PAUL OTTERBEIN

 

Born: 9-21-1895  Big Spring PA                                married: Laura Viola Witmer

Died: 4-26-1969                                                          obit: 2002,373

Miller-Raker #: 594

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1916    license, recommended by West Fairview

1921    ordained

 

Interment: St. John’s Cemetery at Peace Church, Shiremanstown

Obit: 1969,211

 

1914-18           student, Lebanon Valley College

                            1917        Limeridge WI, Wisconsin Conference (June-Sept)

                            1917-18   Mechanicsburg circuit

1918-21           student. Bonebrake  [United] Theological Seminary in Dayton OH

                            1918-20  Biglerville

                            1920-21  Yankeetown OH, Miami Conference

1921-25           Walkersville

1925-30           Chambersburg First

1930-33           Shippensburg Messiah

1933-38           Baltimore Trinity

1938-43           faculty, Lebanon Valley College

1943-46           chaplain, US Army at Little Rock AK

1946-50           Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, Little Rock AK

1950-54           Mechanicsburg First

1954-62           Waynesboro

1962                retired

 

Note Paul O. Shettel is the son of John A. Shettel, and a brother to Mrs. John L. Fehl and Mrs. Mervie H. Welty.  He is the father of Rev. John E. Shettel of the Presbyterian Church, New Jersey.

 


 

SHIFFER, WILLIAM HENRY

 

Born: 2-25-1883  Juniata County PA                         married: Annie Long Gelnett [9/16/1905]

Died: 6-7-1941  Perry County PA                                          obit: [1/9/1886 – 2/24/1965]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 399

Gibble list: no

 

1912    license, Allegheny Conference: recommended by Freemont, page 49

 

Interment: Riverview Cemetery, Millerstown PA

Obit:

 

1912-15           Dunlevy

1918                returned to quarterly conference license

 

Note: Henry Shiffer began teaching school at the age of 16 years, continuing with teaching even while serving as a United Brethren preacher.  “Retiring” from the ministry in 1918, he moved to Sugar Run Valley in Perry County.  He last taught at No. 4 school house in Raccoon Valley, and he also served as Justice of the Peace in Tuscarora township for one term. --- Source: "Perry County Times" obituary.


 

SHIMP, NATHAN K.

 

Born: 1830                                                      married:

Died: 1901                                                      obit: Allegheny Conference

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 103

Gibble list: no

 

1858    license, Allegheny Conference

1861    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

 

Interment:

Obit: Allegheny Conference

 

1857-59           Allegheny

1859-61           Washington

1861-63           Liverpool

1865                name erased

 

Note: Nathan K. Shimp is a brother to William K. Shimp.  He appears to have moved to Kansas.


 

SHIMP, WILLIAM O.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1883-87           Camden NJ Bethel Mission

 

Note: William O. Shimp held revivals in Camden under the auspices of the United Brethren Church beginning in 1878.  The resulting congregation worshiped as Independent Wesleyan Methodists until becoming “Methodist” within the Greater Philadelphia movement headed by E.W. Kirby and the United Brethren in 1883.  Nothing more is known about W.O. Shimp.

 


 

SHIMP, WILLIAM K.

 

Born: 1824                                                                  married:

Died: 2-20-1882                                                          obit: Allegheny Conference

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 81

Gibble list: no

 

1853    license, Allegheny Conference

1855    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1882,21

 

1852-53           Westmoreland

1853-55           Mahoning

1855-56           Somerset

1856-57           Springfield

1857-58           Westmoreland

1858-60           Ligonier

1860-62           Mahoning

1862-63           Clearfield

1863-64           Jefferson

1864-66           Schellsburg

1866-69           Kittanning

1869-70           Sellersville

1870-71           Knoxville

1871-72           Allegheny

1872-73           Somerset

1873-75           Washington

1875-76           Millheim

1876-78           ?

1878-80           Indiana

1880-81           Cooksburg

1881-82           Burnsides 

 

Note: William K. Shimp is a brother to Nathan K. Shimp.


 

SHIRES, GEORGE W.

 

Born: 6-23-1863  Cornwall PA                                   married: Ellen McElhenney   

Died: 11-4-1950  Philadelphia PA                              obit: Philadelphia Conference 1929,173

Miller-Raker #: no                                                       married2: Mrs. Minnie Graham

Fulton #: 346                                                               obit2: Philadelphia Conference 1942,461

Gibble list: yes

 

1888    quarterly conference license, Lebanon Centenary (Methodist Episcopal)

1898    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1905    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Quentin PA

Obit: Philadelphia Conference 1951,1046

 

1895-98           East Lebanon circuit

1898-01           Catawissa circuit

1901-03           Halifax Otterbein

1903-04           Lykens

1904-05           Glosbrenner

1905                transfer to Allegheny Conference

1905-08           Port Matilda

1908-10           Altoona Greenwood                          

1910-14           Tannersville, Philadelphia Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

1914                “transfer” to Philadelphia Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

1914-17           East Mauch Chunk

1917-18           Philadelphia Scott

1918-21           Philadelphia Lawndale

1921-23           Philadelphia Twenty-Second Street

1923-26           Eddystone

1926-30           Philadelphia Providence

1930-32           Hatboro

1932-37           Bristol Harriman mission

1937                retired

 



SHIRK, PETER BRADY

 

Born: 8-7-1823                                                            married: Lydia M. Patton

Died: 5-30-1882  New Millport PA                            obit: [9/13/1831 – 12/20/1870]

Miller-Raker #: no                                                       married2: Sarah Willoughby [2/13/1872]

Fulton #: 123                                                               obit2:

Gibble list: no

 

1862    license, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Salem Lutheran Cemetery, New Millport PA

Obit: Allegheny Conference

 

1862-63           Stone Valley

1863-64           Scottsville [Three Springs]

1864-66           Mapleton

1866-67           Scottsville [Three Springs]

1868-71           (not listed; formally dismissed in 1872)

1871                “transfer” to Central Pennsylvania Lutheran Synod

                        Juniata County

1876-81           New Millport (resigned 4/1/1881 for health reasons0

 

Note: The second Mrs. Shirk was the widow of a Mr. Joseph Dearing.


 

SHIVELY, B. FRANK

 

Born: 1-18-1880  near Fayetteville PA                       married: Mary Grace Ressler

Died: 6-20-1956  Los  Angeles CA                           obit: [1974,450]

Miller-Raker #: 528

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1904    license, recommended by Fayetteville quarterly conference

1907    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit: 1956,41

 

1904-07           student, Union Biblical [United Theological] Seminary in Dayton OH

                           1905  Coalton, Southeast Ohio Conference (May-Sept)

                           1906  Milton, Allegheny Conference (May-Sept)

1907-42           missionary, Japan

1942-46           Emigsville

1947-49           board of missions, Dayton OH

1949                retired

 

Note: B. Frank Shively is a brother to Rev. John Shively of the Congregational Church.  Miller’s 1968 History of the Pennsylvania Conference, page 409, gives a brief biography.  Mrs. Shively is the daughter of John I.L. Ressler; her birthdate is7/21/1883.

 


 

SHOEMAKER, A.J.D.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1919-20           Lykens Valley circuit

1920-21           Bern circuit

1921-22           Jonestown circuit

1922-23           Pequea circuit

 

Note: A.J.D. Shoemaker is consistently listed without elaboration under “other employed in the conference.”  His ministerial status/qualifications and affiliation are unknown.

 


 

SHOEMAKER, HENRY

 

Born: 2-28-1825  Madison PA                                   married: Margaret Ann Sitman [5/9/1861]

Died: 1-10-1904  Madison PA                                   obit: [5/17/1828 – 10/20/1911]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 117

Gibble list: no

 

1860    license, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Madison PA

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1904,56

 

 

Note: Henry Shoemaker is the father of Laura Margaret Shoemaker Seneff, wife of Michael Burns Loor Seneff.  He appears not to have ever been assigned an appointment and is assumed to have functioned as a local pastor.  Henry Shoemaker is the namesake of Shoemaker Memorial Church in McKeesport.  Mrs. Shoemaker is the daughter of John R. Sitman.

 


 

SHOLLER, JACOB

 

Born: 1812  Germany                                                 married: Mary _____

Died:                                                                           obit: [b. 1810]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1844-46           Halifax circuit

1846-47           Dauphin circuit

1847-49           Lancaster circuit

1849-51           Lebanon circuit

 

Note: The 1850 census lists Jacob Sholler as a “Methodist” preacher in Millerstown (=Annville), Lebanon County.  The census states the last two children were born in Germany in 1845 and 1847, but that’s apparently an error.

 



SHOLTER, ROBERT HAMILTON

 

Born: 3-7-1908  Laurelton PA                                    married: Dorothy Elizabeth Rodgers

Died: 7-19-1988                                                          obit: 1990,467

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1932    quarterly conference license, Harrisburg Sixth Street

1935    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1939    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Harrisburg PA

Obit: 1989, 477

 

1932-36           student, Lebanon Valley College

1936-39           student, Bonebrake  [United] Theological Seminary in Dayton OH

                        1936-38  associate, Fort McKinley OH

1939-41           student, Hartford Seminary School of Religious Education

1941-43           East Hartford CT South, Congregational Church

1943-44           Reading Zion

1944-55           Paradise

1955-70           Colonial Park

1970                transfer by boundary charge to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1970-73           Colonial Park

1973                retired

 



SHOLTY, ALVA HOBART

 

Born: 10-13-1895  Kosciusko County IN                  married: Ruth E. Conely

Died: 2-27-1969  Angola IN                                      obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 459

Gibble list: no

 

1916    quarterly conference license

1921    license, Allegheny Conference

1921    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

 

Interment:

Obit: North Indiana Conference 1969,304

 

1921-22           McKeesport Shoemaker Memorial

1922-27           missionary, Japan

1927-29           White River Conference

1929                transfer to St. Joseph Conference, page 118

 

Note: Alva H. Sholty is a first cousin to Ulysses Grant Sholty (1868-1899) of the Northwest Indiana Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church.  He is the author of Twice in Two Thousand Years, a book (Otterbein Press, 1946)about his WWII experience in Japan..

 


 

SHOOP, CHARLES WILSON

 

Born: 8-10-1879  Powell’s Valley PA                        married: Kathryn Steffy        

Died: 5-17-1956                                                          obit: East Pennsylvania Conference1954,29

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1903    quarterly conference license, Union Church in Powell’s Valley

1906    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1912    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Sinking Spring Cemetery, Sinking Spring PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1956,31

 

1904-08           student, Lebanon Valley College

                        1905-06  Sinking Spring

                        1906-08  Hillsdale

1908-09           Hillsdale

1909-12           student, Union Biblical [United Theological] Seminary in Dayton OH

                        1909-12  Wagner & Aley Chapels, Miami Conference

1912                Reading Otterbein (part year)

1912-50           missionary to China

1950                retired

 

Note: Charles W. Shoop is a brother to William C. Shoop and Warren E. Shoop.  Their father William C. Shoop (1838-?) was a local preacher and the brother of James W. Shoop.

 



SHOOP, JAMES W.

 

Born: 10-17-1840  Dauphin County PA                     married: Catherine Paul

Died: 5-25-1934                                                          obit: [10/24/1838 – 6/10/1864]

Miller-Raker #: no                                                       married2: Sarah Anna Hoy

Fulton #: no                                                                 obit2: [1848 – 4/29/1916]

Gibble list: yes

 

1863    quarterly conference license

1867    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1872    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Maple Grove Cemetery, Elizabethville PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1934,14

 

1866-67           Bellegrove

1867-71           Valley View

1871-73           Sinking Spring

1873-74           Pine Grove

1874-77           Lebanon Salem

1877-78           Williams Valley

1878-81           Valley View

1881-83           Allentown Linden Street [Zion]

1883-88           presiding elder

1888-90           Avon Zion

1890-95           presiding elder

1895-96           Valley View

1896-02           Lykens circuit

1902-03           Elizabethville

1903-04           Jacksonville circuit

1904                retired

 

Note: James W. Shoop is an uncle to Charles W. Shoop, Warren E. Shoop and William C. Shoop.

 



SHOOP, WARREN EDWIN

 

Born:                                                                           married: Sarah Ellen Wagner 

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 375

Gibble list: yes

 

1908    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1918    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1908-09           Susquehanna circuit, Allegheny Conference

1909                transfer to Allegheny Conference, page 9

1909-10           Susquehanna circuit (ending soon after start of 1910-11 conference year)

1910-11           Berne circuit, East Pennsylvania Conference (beginning soon after start of year)

1911                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1911-13           Berne circuit

1913-17           Hopeland

1917-19           Iona

1919-22           Enders circuit

1922-28           Catawissa

1928                dismissed

 

Note: Warren E. Shoop is a brother to Charles W. Shoop and William C. Shoop.  Their father William C. Shoop (1838-?) was a local preacher and a brother to James W. Shoop.
 


 

SHOOP, WILLIAM CARSON

 

Born:                                                                           married: Merle Dietrick          

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1907    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1907-11           student, Lebanon Valley College

                        1907-09  Union Deposit circuit

                        1909-10  Harrisburg circuit

                        1910-11  Chambers Hill circuit

1911-12           student, Union Biblical [United Theological] Seminary in Dayton OH

1912-13           living in Wall, PA

1913                honorable dismissal, page 16

 

Note: William C. Shoop is a brother to Charles W. Shoop and Warren E. Shoop.  Their father William C. Shoop (1838-?) was a local preacher and a brother to James W. Shoop [and their father third cousin, via a common Schupp ancestor in Germany, to Christian Shopp].

 



SHOPE, W.H.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no      

Fulton #: no    

Gibble list: no 

 

license

ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1898-99           Mahaffey

 

Note:  W.H. Shope served in the Allegheny Conference under “others employed in the conference.”  Nothing more is known about this person.  This name is also given as N.H. SHOPE.


 

SHOPP, CHRISTIAN

 

Born: 12-22-1791                                                        married: Sarah (Sally) M. Rupley

Died: 7-4-1873 [7-14-1872?]                                      obit: [1792 – 11-17-1871]

Miller-Raker #: 115

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1825    license

1829    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit: Miami Conference  1873,18

 

1833-34           York circuit

 

Note: Christian Shopp is a son of John Shopp Sr (1761-1821) of Shiremanstown, whose home/church/cemetery location is a conference historical site, and Anna Hershey Shopp (1765-1850), daughter of John B. Hershey.  Through a common Schupp ancestor in Germany, Christian Shopp is a third cousin to the father of James W. Shoop.

 


 

SHOVER, DONALD RAYMOND JR

 

Born: 10-23-1937                                                        married: Barbara _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 764

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1957    license, recommended by Lemoyne Calvary

1963    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1957-59           student, Juniata College

1959-60           houseparent, Otterbein Home at Lebanon PH

1960-63           student,  United Theological Seminary in Dayton OH

                        1960-63  Ridgeville Community Church, Lebanon OH

1963-65           Hagerstown Grace

1965-67           Ellicott City Rockland

1970-73           Lock Haven First

1973-82           Williamsport St. Paul

1982-87           Mechanicsburg First

1987-92           superintendent, Harrisburg District

1992-00           State College St. Paul’s

2000                retired

                             2000-08  bishop’s administrative assistant

 


 

SHOWERS, JOSEPH S.

 

Born: 3-16-1850  Paris, Ontario Canada                    married: Margaret O. Morrow

Died: 2-1-1935  Johnstown PA                                  obit: Allegheny Conference 1903,55

Miller-Raker #: no                                                       married2: Mrs. Alice Elizabeth Schlichter

Fulton #: 319                                                               obit2: Allegheny Conference 1947,67

Gibble list: no

 

1881    quarterly conference license

1884    license, Ontario Conference

1888    ordained, Ontario Conference

 

Interment: Memorial Park Cemetery, Johnstown PA

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1935,58

 

1902-03           Fairmount, Allegheny Conference

1903                transfer to Allegheny Conference

1903-05           Fairmount

1905-07           Ligonier

1907-12           Madison

1912-14           Youngwood

1914-22           Connellsville

1922-27           Portage

1927-28           Altoona mission

1928-33           Altoona Garden Heights

1933                retired

 

Note: Joseph S. Showers is the father of Russell S. Showers and of noted bishop and denominational leader John Balmer Showers (1879-1962) of the Erie Conference.  The maiden name of the second Mrs. Sowers was Elsley, and she was the widow of a Mr. Samuel D. Schlichter.
 


 

SHOWERS, RUSSELL S.

 

Born: 12-14-1881  Paris, Ontario Canada                  married: Clara Sheifele

Died: 1934                                                                  obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 320

Gibble list: no

 

?          quarterly conference license

?          license, Allegheny Conference

1915    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Dayton OH

Obit: Erie Conference 1934,37

 

1903                transfer to Allegheny Conference

1903-07           Punxsutawney

1907-08           living in Oregon for health reasons

1908-12           Portland First, Oregon Conference

1912-13           student, Bonebrake [United] Theological Seminary in Dayton OH

1913-15           Bradford Hill Memorial, Erie Conference

1915                transfer to Erie Conference

1915-16           Bradford Hill Memorial

1916-25           conference superintendent

1925-29           assistant general secretary, Home Missions and Church Extension

1929-34           general secretary, Home Missions and Church extension

 

Note: Russell S. Showers is the son of Joseph S. Showers and a brother of noted bishop and denominational leader John Balmer Showers (1879-1962) of the Erie Conference.  A picture and biographical sketch appear in Weaver's 1936 History of the Erie Conference, pages 61-63.
 


 

SHOWMAN, GEORGE W.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 283

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1846    license

1848    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1845-46           Greenvillage mission

1846-47           Littlestown circuit

1847-48           Perry circuit

1848-49           Hershey station

1849-51           Littlestown circuit

1851-52           ? (not assigned)

1852-53           Big Spring circuit

1853-56           Carlisle circuit

1856-57           Greencastle circuit

1857-59           Philadelphia Clinton Street mission, East Pennsylvania Conference

1859-60           ? (not assigned)

1860                Greencastle circuit (appointed, but refused to serve)

1862                withdrew due to difficulties, page 79

 

Note: Gibble’s 1951 History of the East Pennsylvania Conference, page 438, tells of Rev. Showman’s involvement in the Philadelphia Clinton Street mission.  The 1996 volume of The Chronicle, page 98, gives brief biographical comments.

 


 

SHOWMAN, NELLIE HUTCHINSON

 

Born: 3-21-1869  Fayette County PA                        married: George Showman

Died: 10-14-1946  Connellsville PA                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 366

Gibble list: no

 

1908    quarterly conference license

1909    license, Allegheny Conference

1913    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Mill Run Cemetery, Fayette County PA

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1946,57

 

1915                transfer to Southeast Ohio Conference

                        Conneaut

                        Clinton

1933                transfer to Allegheny Conference

                        located

 



SHROM, WILLIAM P.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Laura Stiles Gardner [6/1/1871]

Died:                                                                           obit: [9/2/1849 – 5/16/1922]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 148 [SCHUM]

Gibble list: no

 

1870    license, Allegheny Conference

1871    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

 

Interment:

Obit: Allegheny Conference

 

1870-71           student, Western Theological Seminary

1871-72           faculty, Lebanon Valley College

1872-73           ?

1873                dismissed

                        entered the Presbyterian ministry

187                  Zanesville OH First

1898                Pittsburgh PA Fourth

1906-17           Neville Island

 

Note: W.P. Shrom graduated from Otterbein University (Westerville OH) in a1868 and from Western Theological Seminary (Allegheny PA) in 1871.  He was a board member for several years at Western Theological Seminary in Allegheny PA.  He is the author of at least two published materials:

     1872 – A Sermon delivered before the Students of Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pa., June 2, 1872

     1878 – Handbook of the First Presbyterian Church of Zanesville, Ohio

Mrs. Shrom is the daughter of George Gardner (1820-1859), a medical doctor licensed (1847) and Ordained (1858) as a local preacher in the Ohio Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church.  She is a graduate of Otterbein University, and she became a medical doctor.

 


 

SHROYER, ALVIN EDGAR

 

Born: 5-1-1875  Pillow PA                                         married: Lillian Grace Kreider

Died: 6-7-1920  Annville PA                                                  obit: East Pennsylvania Conference1963,61

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1899    license, East German Conference: recommended by Shamokin

1903    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Mount Annville Cemetery, Annville PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1920,55

 

1899-00           student, Lebanon Valley College

1900-01           student, Bonebrake [United] Theological Seminary in Dayton OH

1901                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1901-03           student, Bonebrake [United] Theological Seminary in Dayton OH

                        1902-03  Elizabethville

1903-09           Highspire

1909-20           faculty, Lebanon Valley College

                        1913-14  Annville

                        1918         Lykens circuit (Mar-Oct)

 


 

SHULTZ, CHRISTIAN

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 247

Fulton #: 47

Gibble list: no

 

1841     license, Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1841                transfer to Allegheny Conference

1842                transfer to

 

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

 



SHULTZ, HORACE CLAYTON

 

Born: 11-6-1877  York County PA                            married: Sadie G. Gohn

Died: 7-11-1909                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: 537

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1905    quarterly conference license, York circuit

1906    license

 

Interment: Greenmount Cemetery, York PA

Obit: 1909,128

 

1906-09           Dover

 



SHUPE, HENRY FOX

 

Born: 3-18-1860  Scottdale PA                                  married: Susan F. Stoner

Died: 10-12-1926                                                        obit: [7/1/1860 - ?]

Miller-Raker #: no                                                       married2: Lulu Billhammer

Fulton #: 215                                                               obit2: [Allegheny Conference 1894,25]

Gibble list: no                                                              married3: Margaret Faist

                                                                                    obit3: Allegheny Conference 1947,69

1882    quarterly conference license

1885    license, Allegheny Conference

1886    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

 

Interment:

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1927,71

 

1884                Tyrone (summer)

1885-89           Tyrone

1889-90           South Williamsport

1890-93           Braddock

1893-26           editor, Watchword

 


 

SIBERT, LAWRENCE [LORENZO]

 

Born: c1803                                                                married:

Died: 1881  Staunton VA                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 161 [LORENZ SEIBERT]

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1830    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1830                charter member of Hagerstown [Virginia] Conference

1831                license taken away “because of conduct unbecoming a minister”

                        proprietor of Van Buren Furnace

 

Note: See Funkhouser’s 1921 History of the Virginia Conference, page 242. 

 


 

SIECHRIST, CHRISTIAN

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 277

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1844    license

1847    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1845-46           Halifax circuit

1846                charter member of East Pennsylvania Conference

1848-50           Berks County circuit

1854-55           Myerstown

1856                expelled

 

Note: This surname is also rendered SIEGRIST.  He appears to have served as a local pastor who performed many weddings in Lebanon County in the 1850’s.  The following relevant item, for example, appears in a Price family Internet history: She and Joseph Reed were married by the Reverend Christian Siegrist, who was the affiant of the affidavit on 18 Oct 1890, in which he said that "he was the person who performed the marriage on the 19th December A. D. 1857 at the home of Martin Prize, the father of Mrs. Reed, no marriage certificate being issued, it not being customary at that time to issue such certificates".  He is recorded, and signed the document, in German script, as Christian Siechrist. He was a resident of Heidelberg Township and his post office address was Kleinfeltersville.

 


SILVER, MABEL I.

 

Born: Baltimore MD                                                   married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1931-64           missionary to Africa

 

Note: Dr. Mabel I. Silver served as a medical missionary in Tiama, Sierra Leone.

 


 

SIMMONS, ANTHONY

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit: Allegheny Conference

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 46

Gibble list: no

 

1841    license, Allegheny Conference

1845    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

 

Interment:

Obit: Allegheny Conference

 

1845-46           Sinamahoning

1847                name erased

 


 

SININGER, NORMAN E.

 

Born: 1875  Bremen IN                                              married: Myra Huff

Died: 8-22-1960  Sparta WI                                       obit: [11/27/1878 – 5/5/1952]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 321

Gibble list: no

 

?          license, St. Joseph Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Allegheny Conference

 

1903                transfer to Allegheny Conference

1903-04           Youngwood

1904                transfer to ?

 

Note: Norman E. Sininger became a congregational minister in Wisconsin.


 

SIPE, HAROLD OBERDORFF

 

Born: 9-22-1909  Wormleysburg PA              married: Ruth Emily Blemler

Died: 1-21-1995                                                          obit: 1943,32

Miller-Raker #: 686                                                     married2: Mrs. Pearl Crider Schultz

Fulton #: no                                                                 obit2: 1974,443

Gibble list: no                                                              married 3: Madalene Koller

                                                                                    obit3: 1988,425

1932    quarterly conference license, Wormleysburg

1937    license, recommended by Wormleysburg     

1940    ordained

 

Interment: Millers Crossroads Cemetery, Northumberland County PA

Obit: 1995,454

 

1937-45           Biglerville

1945-51           Mechanicsburg circuit

1951-59           Scotland-Salem

1959-75           West Fairview

1975                retired

 


 

SIPE, RUSSELL A.

 

Born:                                                                           married:          

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1932    license, East Pennsylvania Conference, recommended by Harrisburg Twenty-Ninth Street

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1938    referred

 


 

SIPES, HORACE  NELSON

 

Born: 4-6-1883                                                            married: Mary C. Norris [1909]

Died: 12-29-1919                                                        obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 376

Gibble list: no

 

1909    admitted on trial, Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

 

Interment:

Obit: Pittsburgh Conference (ME) 1920,83

 

1908-1909       Allegheny (ending 9/1909: see 1910, 68)

1909                discontinued

1909                received on credentials, Allegheny Conference of the United Brethren Church

1909-11           Bradenville

1911                name erased

1911                received on trial, Pittsburgh Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

1913-14           Ebensburg

1915-16           Uniontown-Fairchance

1916-17           Concord-Winnett-Layton-Banning

1917-19           Braddock Fourth Street

 


 

SITES, WILLIAM ALGERNON

 

Born: 3-25-1880                                                          married: Emma Eston

Died: 9-?-1964                                                            obit: [Western Pennsylvania Conf 1968,45]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 335

Gibble list: yes

 

1901    quarterly conference license

1904    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1910    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: [Western Pennsylvania Conference 1965,26]

 

1904-05           Belsano, Allegheny Conference

1905                transfer to Allegheny Conference

1905-06           Orbisonia

1906-08           Milton

1908-10           Huntingdon

1910-15           Latrobe

1915-19           McKeesport Kephart Memorial

1919-25           Braddock

1925-40           Bradenville

1940-52           Latrobe

1952                retired

                             1955-56  Blairsville

 


 

SITLINGER, ALBERT LEROY

 

Born: 7-6-1908  Lykens PA                                        married: Ruth Marie Brauti [1936]

Died: 8-3-2000 CA                                                     obit: [4/18/1902 – 3/30/1987]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1928    license, East Pennsylvania Conference: recommended by Lykens

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1926-30           student, Lebanon Valley College

1937                referred

                       

Note: Albert L. Sitlinger later lived in Oregon, taught at the University of Idaho, and was a real estate broker.  He is not to be confused with another Albert Leroy Sitlinger (1902-1973), also also born in Lykens, who spent his entire life in Dauphin County.

 



SITMAN, JOHN R.

 

Born: 6-22-1806  Centre County PA                          married: Mary Roop

Died: 4-24-1869                                                          obit: [5/2/1810 – 1/19/1885]

Miller-Raker #: 174

Fulton #: 2

Gibble list: yes

 

1832    license

1835    ordained

 

Interment: Sidman PA

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1870,21

 

1834-35           Huntingdon circuit

1835-37           ?

1837-39           presiding elder, Huntingdon District

1839                charter member of Allegheny Conference

1839-40           presiding elder, Allegheny District

1840-41           (no minutes recorded)

1841-42           Jefferson circuit

1842-43           (appointments not listed)

1843-45           Somerset mission

1845-47           Westmoreland circuit

1847-48           Johnstown mission & Jenner

1848-49           presiding elder, Huntingdon District

1849-50           Clarion mission

1850-51           Jefferson circuit

1851-52           Blair circuit

1852-54           Schellsburg circuit

1854-56           Ligonier circuit

1856-58           presiding elder, East District

1858-59           Jefferson circuit

1859-60           ?

1860-62           presiding elder, Middle District

1862-64           Fallen Timber

1864                apparently no longer accepting an appointment

 

Note: John R. Sitman is the father of Margaret Ann Sitman Shoemaker, wife of Henry Shoemaker.  He appears to be the namesake of Sidman UMC in Sidman, Cambria County.  The father of Mary Roop Sitman (some sources list her birth years as 1809) was a first cousin to Jacob Roop.  Two family histories have been published by Evelyn Sidman Watcher: “Family Record of William Sitman, Brother of Rev. John R. Sitman of Cambria County PA” and “Rev. John R. Sitman, Pioneer UB Preacher of Cambria County PA, and his Descendants” (both, Westfield NJ 1973).

 


 

SLAYBAUGH, CHARLES RICHARD JR

 

Born: 4-16-1940                                                          married: Lurie_____

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 806

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1963    license, recommended by Wormleysburg

1968    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1963-64           assistant, Enola First

1964-65           assistant, Mechanicsburg First

1965-68           student,  United Theological Seminary

                        1966-67  youth minister, Dayton Trinity

                        1967-68  assistant, Dayton Ohmer Park Methodist

1968-83           Walnut Bottom Trinity

1983-02           Gettysburg

2002                retired

 


 

SLENKER, PALMER MILLARD

 

Born: 11-3-1906  Yoe PA                                           married: Glenna Mae Stottlemyer

Died: 4-13-1967                                                          obit: 1965,108

Miller-Raker #: 633                                                     married2: Mrs. Violet Yost Ambrose

Fulton #: no                                                                 obit2: [5/1896 – 10/1986]

Gibble list: no

 

1923    quarterly conference license

1924    license, recommended by Yoe Salem

1926    ordained

 

Interment: Wolfsville Church Cemetery

Obit: 1967,230

 

1927-28           Fishing Creek Salem (attachment to New Cumberland charge)

1928-33           Wolfsville

1933-35           Orrtanna

1935-42           Oakville

1942-44           Mechanicsburg circuit

1944-46           Dover

1946-49           Manchester MD

1949                retired

                             1959-60      Mont Alto

 


 

SMILEY, JOHN M.

 

Born: 2-12-1822  Shermansdale PA                           married: Sarah Mickey

Died: 6-17-1898  Shippensburg PA                            obit:

Miller-Raker #: 318

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1854    quarterly conference license

1860    license

1863    ordained

 

Interment: Spring Hill Cemetery

Obit: Pennsylvania Conference UBOC  1898,13

 

1864                moved to Shippensburg

1892                joined United Brethren (Old Constitution) denomination

 

Note: John M. Smiley was a businessman and operated as a local pastor.  His original 1854 quarterly conference license is in the biographical files at the conference archives.  John M. Smiley is an uncle to Leo C. Smiley.  Kendall’s 1966 History of the Messiah Evangelical United Brethren Church of Shippensburg includes significant material on John M. Smiley.

 



SMILEY, LEO CHRIST

 

Born: 9-27-1869  near Shermansdale PA                   married: Ida Salome Loy

Died: 12-8-1949                                                          obit: [11/25/1866 – 11/30/1925]

Miller-Raker #: 475                                                     married2: Omega M. _____

Fulton #: 266                                                               obit2:

Gibble list: no                                                              married3: Mary Kennedy [6/20/1927]

                                                                                    obit3:

 

1895    license, recommended by Bellwood in Allegheny Conference

1898    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Presbyterian Cemetery, Shermansdale PA

Obit:

 

1895                Bellwood (Mar 1 to May 20), page 12

1895                Mt. Union (May 20 50 Aug 20), page 13

1895-98           student, Union Seminary

1898                Orrstown (resigned immediately), Pennsylvania Conference

1898-00           Phillipsburg (resigned mid-way through second year)

1900-01           Mechanicsburg circuit, Pennsylvania Conference

1901                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference

1901-02           Gettysburg

1902                Walkersville (resigned immediately)

1902-03           New Bloomfield

1903-04           Lemasters

1904-07           West Fairview

1907-08           Greencastle (did not finish the year)

1908                evangelist at large

1910                continued without appointment, page 48

1911                withdrew, page 30

 

Note: One Internet genealogy page states the following: “Leo is son of William A. Smiley and Martha A. Adair. Leo attended United Theological Seminary in Dayton, OH, working as an apprentice jeweler to support himself. Ida became a dressmaker's apprentice. When Leo was appointed to the United Brethren (now United Methodist) Church in New Bloomfield, Perry Co., PA, it was bankrupt and he agreed to serve without pay, supporting himself as a jeweler. He retired in 1900 and opened a shop in Lemoyne, but reentered the ministry serving in the Presbytery of Carlisle (Presbyterian Church).”  Leo C. Smiley is a nephew of John M. Smiley.


 

SMITH, BUDD ROSSITER

 

Born:  5-24-1901  Rossiter PA                                   married: Martha E. Wolf

Died: 1-15-1991                                                          obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 1976,336

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 473

Gibble list: yes

 

1921    quarterly conference license

1923    license, Allegheny Conference

1925    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Circle Hill Cemetery, Punxsutawney PA

Obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 1991,340

 

1922-25           student, Bonebrake [United] Theological Seminary in Dayton OH

                             1923  Jefferson (4 months)

1925-28           Jefferson

1928-33           Portage

1933-39           Trafford

1939-42           Huntingdon

1942-47           Philipsburg

1947-59           Tyrone

1959-70           Johnstown Beulah

1970                retired

                             1970-74  Johnstown Trinity Asbury

 


 

SMITH, DONALD LEROY

 

Born: 9-16-1929  York PA                                         married: Shirley Mayer

Died: 6-29-1984                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: 760

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1956    license, recommended by Franklintown UBOC

1960    ordained, Texas-Oklahoma Conference

 

Interment: Newberrytown

Obit: 1985,416

 

1956-59           Saginaw-Starview

1959                transfer to Texas-Oklahoma Conference

1959-62           Shawnee St. Mark’s

1962-66           Alva

1966                transfer to Susquehanna Conference

1966-75           Newberrytown

1975-80           Harrisburg Paxton

1980-84           Harrisburg Fifth Street

 

Note: Donald L. Smith had no children.

 


 

SMITH, C.E.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no      

Fulton #: no    

Gibble list: no 

 

license

ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1898-99           Industry

 

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


 

SMITH, GEORGE

 

Born:                                                                           married:          

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1849    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1852    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1847-48           Dauphin circuit

1848-49           Highspire circuit

1849-50           Berks County circuit (moved to Pine Grove in mid-year)

1850-52           Pine Grove circuit

1852-54           Lebanon circuit

1854-55           Susquehanna circuit

1869                withdrew

 


 

SMITH, GEORGE ELMER

 

Born: 1886                                                                  married: Bertha Jane Dale

Died: 1953                                                                  obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 1981,440

Miller-Raker #: 601                                                              & Central Pennsylvania Conference 1980,352

Fulton #: 384, 449

Gibble list: no

 

1909    quarterly conference license

1911    license, Allegheny Conference

1918    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference  1953,22

 

1911-12           Houserville

1912-13           Middleburg

1913-15           Greenwood-Juniata

1915-16           Myersville, Pennsylvania Conference

1916-17           Walkersville, Pennsylvania Conference

1917                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference

1917-18           Walkersville

1918-19           Bendersville

1919                transfer to Allegheny Conference, page 41

1919-23           Bellefonte

1923-25           Huntingdon

1925-26           McKeesport First

1926-28           Beaverdale

1928-29           Altoona Wehnwood

1929-31           Hollsopple

1931-34           Woodland

1934-36           Middleburg

1936-40           Knoxdale

1940-42           Rockwood

1942-44           Windber

1944-47           Westmoreland

1947-48           Bellwood

1948-50           Milton

1950-51           East Freedom

1951                retired

 


 

SMITH, GIDEON

 

Born:  Ironville, Lancaster County PA                       married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 104

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1823    license

1825    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1825-27           Hagerstown circuit

1827-28           Lancaster circuit

1831-32           Lancaster circuit

1832-33           presiding elder, Canada District

1833-34           Canada circuit

1837                expelled, page 40

1845                examined and received back, page 61

1846                charter member of East Pennsylvania Conference

1846-47           Lebanon circuit

1859                transfer to

 

Note: Gideon Smith is the son of John Christian Smith.  Note: Weaver’s 1908 Minutes of the 1819-24 Conferences, page 48, gives a brief biography.

 


 

SMITH, HERBERT A.

 

Born:                                                                           married:          

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes [HERBERT E.]

 

1913    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1918    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1913-15           Royalton Emanuel

1915-17           West Lebanon

1917-18           Grantville (ending 1/14/18)

1920                “transfer” to Northumberland Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church, page 19

 

Note: Herbert A. Smith left 1/14/18 to take up “emergency army work of the YMCA” (see 118,7).

 



SMITH, HERMAN E.

 

Born:                                                                           married:          

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1944-46           associate, Enders & Powell’s Valley

 

Note: Herman E. Smith is listed under “others employed by the conference.” He lived in rural Lebanon and his status is unknown.

 

 


 

SMITH, HOMER ALLEN

 

Born: 10-5-1910  Youngwood PA                             married: Sara Jane Sowash

Died: 10-4-1995  Clearfield PA                                 obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1945    quarterly conference license, Youngwood

1946    license, Allegheny Conference

1948    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: 1996,425

 

1943-46    Claysville Zion

1946-50    South Williamsport

1950-59    Bigler

1958-78    Summit Hill

1978          retired

                        1990-95  Winburne Emmanuel

 

Note: Homer A, Smith is the father-in-law of Rev. Noel Rich of the Episcopal Church and grandfather of Rev. Jeffrey Smith of the Presbyterian Church and John Emigh of the Western Pennsylvania Conference.


 

SMITH, J.A.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit: Allegheny Conference

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 377

Gibble list: no

 

license, Allegheny Conference

ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

 

Interment:

Obit: Allegheny Conference

 

1907-09           Path Valley, Allegheny Conference of the United Brethren Church

1909                received on credentials, Allegheny Conference of the United Brethren Church 

1911                name erased

 

McKeesport First


 

SMITH, J. LEWIS

 

Born:                                                                           married:          

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1869    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1869-70           Highspire circuit

1871                name erased



 

SMITH, JACOB C.

 

Born: 1-22-1819  near Chambersburg PA                  married: Eliza Staley

Died: 11-13-1886  York PA                                       obit:

Miller-Raker #: 267

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1843    license

1846    ordained

 

Interment: Hampton UB cemetery, Adams County PA

Obit: 1887,25

 

1843-44           Chambersburg circuit

1844-45           Dauphin circuit

1845-46           Littlestown circuit

1846-47           Chambersburg circuit

1847-51           York station

1851-52           presiding elder, Conference

1852-53           Shopp’s station [Shiremanstown]

1853-55           Philadelphia station (did not finish last year, for health reasons)

1855-57           Rocky Spring circuit

1857-61           York station

1861-63           Shopp’s station [Shiremanstown]

1863-64           Greencastle & Alto Dale circuits

1864-66           Greencastle circuit

1866-71           York station

1871-76           presiding elder, York District

1876-77           Chambersburg mission

1877-82           York Second

1882-83                      agent, Union Biblical Seminary (first part of year)

Columbia (last part of year), East Pennsylvania Conference

1883-84           local

1884-85           Winterstown circuit

1885-86           York circuit

1886                retired

 

Note: Holdcraft’s 1939 History of the Pennsylvania Conference, page 308, gives a brief biography of Jacob C. Smith.  The 1996 volume of The Chronicle, page 98, gives brief biographical comments.  He is an uncle to John S. Smith, W. Otterbein Smith, and Mary Smith Shaffer, wife of Jacob T. Shaffer.  And his mother, the former Barbara Clippinger, is a sister to the great-grandfather of John O. Clippinger.
 


 

SMITH, JACOB PAUL

 

Born: 3-7-1849  Middleburg PA                                married: Mary J. Ruhl

Died: 7-31-1911  Lebanon PA                                   obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1870    quarterly conference license, Middleburg

1872    license, East German Conference

1876    ordained, East German Conference

 

Interment: Ebenezer Cemetery, 4 miles west of Lebanon PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference  1911,31

 

1872-74           Manheim

1874-75           Hummelstown

1875-76           ?

1876-77           Florin

1877-78           ?

1878-79           Paxinos

1879-82           Lebanon Salem

1882-85           Allentown Zion

1885-89           Myerstown

1889-90           Tamaqua

1890-91           Williamstown

1891-96           Baltimore Third [Fulton Street]

1896-99           Lebanon Salem

1899-01           Avon

1901                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1901-02           Baltimore Third [Fulton Street], Pennsylvania Conference

1902-03           ?

1903-06           Lebanon Bethany

1906-07           Bellegrove circuit

1907-08                      Iona

1908-09           retired, living in Lebanon

1909-10           Iona

1910-11           Sinking Spring

 

Note:  When the East German Conference was disbanded in 1901, Jacob Paul Smith was assigned to Baltimore Third – even though Baltimore Third moved into the Pennsylvania Conference and Rev. Smith moved into the East Pennsylvania Conference.  Long Memorial in Neffsville lists Jacob P. Smith as its pastor 1882-83.

 


 

SMITH, JAMES MORGAN

 

Born: 4-5-1830  Blair County PA                               married: Abigail Hunt

Died: 9-21-1889  Bellefonte PA                                 obit:

Miller-Raker #: no                                                       married2: Salome Weller

Fulton #: 126                                                               obit2: Allegheny Conference 1916,74

Gibble list: no

 

1859    license, Methodist Episcopal Church

1863    license, Allegheny Conference

1864    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Bellefonte PA

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1889,36

 

1861                withdrew from the Methodist Episcopal Church

1862-63           Kittanning

1863-65           Liverpool

1865-67           Clearfield

1867-68           Jefferson

1868-69           Ligonier

1869-70           Bellefonte circuit

1870-71           Bellefonte mission

1871-73           Juniata

1873-75           Bellefonte

1875-77           superintendent, Western District

1877-79           Millheim

1879-80           Bellefonte

1880                Bellefonte and Millheim (Feb – Sep; short conference year)

1880-81           Hollidaysburg

1881-83           Clearfield

1883-85           Otterbein [Bigler]\1885-86     Indiana

1886-99           New Patis

1888-89           Fallen Timber

 

Note: The second Mrs. Smith was the widow of a Mr. J. Cyrus Yealy (1838-1865), who perished in the Civil War.  Following the death of J.M. Smith she resided in Coleville, Centre County.


 

SMITH, JEREMIAH P.

 

Born: 2-10-1826  Annville PA                                    married: Leah Stoner

Died: 1-12-1892  York PA                                         obit:

Miller-Raker #: 392

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1861    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1868    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Hummelstown PA

Obit: 1892,40

 

1861-64           Highspire circuit

1865-66           Hummelstown circuit

1866-67

1867-68           Highspire circuit

1868-69           Annville

1869-71           living in Hummelstown

1871-73           Schuylkill Haven circuit

1873-74           Susquehanna circuit

1874-75

1875-79           York First, Pennsylvania Conference

1879-80           Baltimore Fifth, Pennsylvania Conference

1880                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference

1880-82           Baltimore Fifth

1882-84           Manheim circuit

1884-85           Baltimore George Street

1885-88           Dallastown station

1888-92           York Third

 


 

SMITH, JOHN

 

Born: 5-15-1781                                                          married:

Died: 11-5-1843                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: 68

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1812    license

 

Interment: Cresswell PA

Obit:

 



SMITH, JOHN

 

Born: 2-26-1796                                                          married:

Died: 7-22-1884                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: 143

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1828    license

1830    ordained

 

Interment: Galion OH

Obit: Central Ohio Conference 1884,26

 

1831-32           Carlisle circuit

 


 

SMITH, JOHN

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 181

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1833    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1846                transfer?

 

Note: He appears to drop out during the 1846 division of the conferences.  The Pennsylvania Conference reports him as going to East Pennsylvania, while East Pennsylvania reports him as going to Pennsylvania.

 


 

SMITH, JOHN CHRISTIAN

 

Born: 1-11-1774  Lancaster County PA                     married: Mary _____

Died: 9-8-1860                                                            obit:

Miller-Raker #: 56

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1807    license

 

Interment: Silver Springs, Lancaster County PA

Obit:

 

1833-34           Lancaster circuit

1846                charter member of East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Note: John Christian Smith lived in Ironville, Lancaster County, and functioned mainly as a local preacher – although he was a genuine scholar and preached in meetings from Virginia to Canada.  He is the father of Gideon Smith.  Gibble’s 1951 History of the East Pennsylvania Conference, page 59, gives a brief biography.

 


 

SMITH, JOHN F.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 342

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1866    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1864-65           Path Valley circuit (last part of the year: 1864a,97 & 1865,105)

1865-66           Rocky Spring & St. Thomas (last part of the year: 1865a,104 & 1866,113)

1866-67           York and Jefferson circuits

1867-68           silenced while case pending, page 116

1868                expelled, page 125

 

Note: The John F. Smith on the following page may be the same person.


 

SMITH, JOHN F.

 

Born:                                                                           married:          

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1876    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1872-74           Hummelstown

1874-75           Schuylkill Haven

1875-78           Susquehanna circuit

1878-79           Pine Grove circuit

1879                name erased

 

Note: The John F. Smith on the preceding page may be the same person.


 

SMITH, JOHN FRANCIS

 

Born: 12-17-1860  Allentown PA                              married:          

Died: 10-6-1914                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1887    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1890    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference1915,37

 

1886-87           Springfield [Elverson] (2nd part of the year)

1887-88           Ironville Mission

1888-89           Manor circuit

1889                Highspire (Feb-Oct)

1889-92           Ephrata

1892-94           Royalton

1894-96           Florin

1896-98           Oberlin

1898-00           Mont Clare

1900-01           Philadelphia Central Mission

1901-05           Sunbury

1905-06           evangelist at large & special solicitor of Lebanon Valley College

1906-08           Birdsboro

1908-10           Mount Carmel

1910-11           Coatesville

1911-13           Royalton

 



SMITH, JOHN S.

 

Born: 11-22-1846  Franklin County PA                     married: Josie Wagner

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

?          license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

Note: John S. Smith is a nephew to Jacob C. Smith and a brother to W. Otterbein Smith and Mary C. Smith Shaffer, wife of Jacob T. Shaffer.  The 1907 History of the Greencastle Church lists him as a United Brethren minister, but there are no other known records to support that claim.  He may have been a local pastor.

 


 

SMITH, WILLIAM OTTERBEIN

 

Born: 7-4-1849  Franklin County PA             married: Lizzie Meyers [7/11/1872]

Died:                                                                           obit: [5/21/1845 - ?] 

Miller-Raker #: 365

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1872    license

1875    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1871-72           Altodale

1872-73           Manchester circuit

1873-74           Big Spring station

1874-75           Big Spring station & Newville

1875-76           New Cumberland station

1876-77           Greencastle station

1877-79           living in Marion PA

1879                withdrew to pursue a career in medicine, page 15

 

Note: W. Otterbein Smith is a nephew to Jacob C. Smith and a brother to John S. Smith and Mary C. Smith Shaffer, wife of Jacob T. Shaffer.
 


 

SMITH, WILLIAM WARD

 

Born: 3-9-1911  Red Lion PA                                    married: Eleanor Weik

Died: 12-16-1958                                                        obit:

Miller-Raker #: 675

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1932    quarterly conference license, Memorial Church of Washington DC

1933     license, recommended by Memorial Church of Washington DC

1939    ordained

 

Interment: Prospect Hill Cemetery, York PA

Obit: 1959,44

 

1936-39           student, Bonebrake  [United] Theological Seminary in Dayton OH

            1937-39  Wagner Chapel, Miami Conference

1939-44           York Haven

1944-48           New Cumberland Trinity

1948-58           York First

 


 

SMOKER, JOHN G.

 

Born: 5-5-1840                                                            married:          

Died: 12-27-1902  Elizabethville PA                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1871    quarterly conference license

1883    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1889    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

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

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1903,22

 

1876-78           Mount Pleasant circuit

1881-84           Quarryville

1884-86           Mount Pleasant

1886-87           Springfield [Elverson] (returned to Mount Pleasant in mid-year))

1887-88           Mount Pleasant

1888-89           Pequea circuit

1889-90           Glosbrenner

1890-96           Middletown

1896-01           New Holland

1901-02           Elizabethville

 


 

SMOKER, JOHN LEVI

 

Born: 12-16-1899  Belleville PA                                married: Marie Bowers

Died: 7-19-1978  Mt. Gretna PA                                obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1927    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1939    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Centerville Cemetery, Lancaster County PA

Obit: Eastern Pennsylvania Conference 1979, 414

 

1924-26           West Frederick VA circuit

1926-33           Silver Spring circuit

1933-38           Neffsville

1938-47           Intercourse

1947-48           Pottstown & Birdsboro

1948-65           Pottstown

1965                retired

                        Mt. Gretna

                        Union Deposit

 


 

SNAPP, GEORGE H.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died: 4-6-1901                                                            obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1864    license, Virginia Conference

1874    ordained, Virginia Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: West Virginia Conference 1901,38

 

1864-65           Shamokin circuit, East Pennsylvania Conference

1865-66           Shopp’s station [Shiremanstown], Pennsylvania Conference

1868-69           Alleghany
1869-70           Boonsboro
1870-71           Potomac
1871-72           Bach Creek mission
1872-73           Rockbridge
1875-76           Mill Creek
1876-77           Garrett
1877-78           general book agent and evangelist
1878-79           conference evangelist
1887-89           Madison mission                    
transfer to Parkersburg [West Virginia] Conference
1900                living in Mt. Olive VA 



SNAVELY, CHARLES A.

 

Born: 7-31-1879  near Hershey PA                            married: Mary A. Gruber

Died: 7-31-1944  Lancaster PA                                  obit: [East Pennsylvania Conf 1926,13]

Miller-Raker #: no                                                       married2: Loille Zearing Starr

Fulton #: no                                                                 obit2:

Gibble list: yes

 

1902    quarterly conference license, Fishburn’s

1903    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1910    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

           

Interment: Fishburn Cemetery, Hershey PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1944,20

 

1903-06           Cressona

1906-08           Millersburg

1908-14           Allentown Linden Street [Zion]

1914-15           Philadelphia First

1915-18           Philadelphia Third

1918-21           Mount Joy

1921-23           Avon

1923-28           Harrisburg Otterbein

1928-34           Schuylkill Haven

1934-44           Paradise St. John’s

 


 

SNAVELY, JACOB

 

Born: 1808                                                                  married: Barbara Nissley

Died: 3-?-1891                                                            obit:

Miller-Raker #: no                                                       married2: Elizabeth Walters

Fulton #: no                                                                 obit2:

Gibble list: yes

 

1850    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1853    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1868                dismissed

 

Note: Jacob Snavely was a farmer and a local pastor in the Oberlin congregation.  A brief biography is given on page 447 of the website http://pa-files.biofiles.us/Dau1907-431-470.pdf, which references an unnamed c1906 History of Dauphin County.

 



SNEATH, ELIAS OSCAR JR

 

Born: 8-18-1904  Lancaster County PA                     married:          

Died: 10-6-1933                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1924    quarterly conference license, Manor charge

1929    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Stehman’s Memorial UB Church Cemetery, Lancaster County PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1934,12

 

1926-28           student, Lebanon Valley College

                             1926-27  Brunersville

1928-30           student, Otterbein College in Westerville OH

1930-31           student, Yale Divinity School

 

Note: E. Oscar Sneath dropped out of seminary for health reasons and never fully recovered. 

 



SNEATH, ISAIAH WITMER

 

Born: 8-22-1855  Mountville PA                                married: Ellen Jane Mark

Died: 11-1-1939                                                          obit: [d. 12/?/1939]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1881    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1884    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1882-84           living in New Haven CT

1884-85           Baltimore Fourth [Salem] (reappointed in 1885, but did not complete the year)

1885-87           professor of German and Greek, Lebanon Valley College

1887-88

1888-89           living in Cambridgeport MA

1889                withdrew, page 8

 

Note: Isaiah Sneath is the g-g-grandson of ME circuit rider Richard Sneath (1751-1824), whose diaries of work in the Delaware Valley have been published.   Wallace’s 1966 History of Lebanon Valley College, page 249, reports: “Sneath, class of 1881, preached for the Congregational Church in New England, went to Yale and became Dean of the School of Philosophy there.”  Rev. Sneath’s picture appears on page 74 of that book.  There is an article about Isaiah Sneath in vol 12(4) [1986], page 6, of MT. MASSAEMET SHADOWS, published quarterly by The Shelburne Historical Society, Inc.  P.O. Box 86, Shelburne Falls, MA 01370.  He is a brother to Elias Hershey Sneath, the education professor at Yale who endowed the Richard Sheldon Sneath Memorial Library at Yale in memory of his (EH’s) son. 

 



SNELL, SAMUEL HENRY

 

Born: 3-20-1854                                                          married: C. Arbelion Spessard

Died: 7-9-1945                                                            obit: 1926,63

Miller-Raker #: 498

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1878    quarterly conference license, Dayton circuit of Virginia Conference

1880    license, Virginia Conference

1883    ordained, Virginia Conference

 

Interment: Smithsburg MD

Obit: 1945,29

 

1880-81           Bloomery circuit

1881-82           New Creek circuit

1882-83           Edinburg circuit

1883-84           Hagerstown St. Paul’s

1884-86           Walkersville

1886-87           Hagerstown circuit

1887                charter member of Maryland Conference

1887                enters local relationship

1887                Keedysville (9 months)

1889                Williamsport MD (9 months)

1896                Lacey Springs, Virginia Conference (6 months)

1898                Laurel mission (6 months)

1900-01           Rohrersville (8 months)

1901                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference

1904                Hagerstown St. Paul’s (2 months)

1905                Chewsville (8 months)

1906                Cumberland mission (6 months)

1917-18           Littlestown

1918                retired

 

Note: The Spessard family was prominent and numerous in the Chewsville church.  Arbelion Spessard Snell is a sister to E.G. Spessard and a niece of David Spessard (1817-1894) of the Virginia Conference and a first cousin to Katie Spessard, wife of Jeremiah B. Brenneman of the Central Pennsylvania Conference of the ME Church.  Longtime UB missionary Miss Lottie Mae Spessard (1891-1982) is the daughter a first cousin.

 


 

SNOKE, CHARLES EDWARD

 

Born: 7-20-1876  Cumberland County PA                 married: Helen Virginia Uhrich [9/17/1907]

Died: 3-16-1951  Washington PA                              obit: [10/13/1883 - ?]

Miller-Raker #: 472

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1900    license

1905    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1896-00           student, Lebanon Valley College

1900-04           student, Yale Divinity School

1905-06           Gettysburg

1906                withdrew, page 46

 

Note: Charles E. Snoke is the great-grandson of Bishop John Snoke (1785-1866) of the church of the Brethren and a first cousin once removed to Jacob H. Snoke.  He became a Presbyterian minister and professor at Waynesburg College.

 



SNOKE, JACOB HIGH

 

Born: 9-17-1839                                                          married: Anna Gail

Died: c1922                                                                obit:

Miller-Raker #: 372                                                     married2: Nancy Shoemaker

Fulton #: no                                                                 obit2: Des Moines Conference 1907,29

Gibble list: no

 

1873    license

1876    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1875-78           Manchester circuit

1878-79           Yocumtown circuit

1879-82           Bendersville (did not finish last year)

1882                resigned above charge and moved to Iowa, page 6

1883                transfer to Iowa Conference

                        Des Moines Conference

 

Note: Jacob H. Snoke served as postmaster of Mowersville, Franklin County, 1868-75.  He is the grandson of Bishop John Snoke (1785-1866) of the church of the Brethren.  He is an uncle of Nellie Maude Snoke Brewbaker, the wife of Charles W. Brewbaker, and of Anna Elizabeth Snoke Kendig, mother of Lillian M. Kendig.   He is a first-cousin to the father of Charles E. Snoke, and his brother is the grandfather of Paul O. Snoke.

 


 

SNOKE, PAUL OTTERBEIN

 

Born: 6-25-1898  Philadelphia PA                              married: Lydia Margaret Scholl [6/5/1924]

Died: 8-16-1970  Lancaster PA                                  obit: [6/21/1898 - ?]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1918    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1918-25           living in Philadelphia

1926                name erased

 

Note: Paul O. Snoke is the grandson of the brother of Jacob H. Snoke.  He became a medical doctor and a radiologist.

 



SNYDER, ALBERT

 

Born: 3-20-1896                                                          married: Pauline Kiracofe

Died: 3-4-1965                                                            obit:

Miller-Raker #: 731

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1950    license

1958    ordained

 

Interment: Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown MD

Obit: 1965,108

 

1944-45           Wolfsville

1945-56           Big Pool

1956-65           Walkersville

 

Note: Rev. Snyder worked for the USPS in Hagerstown MD for 38 years before entering the ministry.

 



SNYDER, CARL  (see SCHNEIDER, CARL)

 


 

SNYDER, DAVID

 

Born: 9-14-1761                                                          married:

Died: 2-12-1819                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: 30

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1801    license

 

Interment: Snyder’s graveyard, near Newville PA

Obit: 1819,15

 

1807-08           Pfautz Valley

1808                Hagerstown (2-3 months)

 

Note: The annual conferences of 1803 and 1804 were held in his home.  Holdcraft’s 1939 History of the Pennsylvania Conference, page 309, gives a brief biography – see also the account of Rev. David Snyder and Snyder’s Church, near Newville PA, on page 191.  Note: Weaver’s 1908 Minutes of the 1819-24 Conferences, page 47, also gives a brief biography.

 


 

SNYDER, GEORGE

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 292

Fulton #: 35

Gibble list: no

 

1840    license, Allegheny Conference

1842    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1843-47           Huntingdon

1847-48           Sinamahoning

1848                “transfer” to Pennsylvania Conference (see Pennsylvania Conference 1848, page 6)

1848-49           Perry

1849-51           York circuit

1851-52           Manchester PA mission

1852                transfer to Sandusky Conference

 


 

SNYDER, GEORGE EDWIN

 

Born: 9-21-1893  near Dallastown PA                       married: Agnes A. Weber

Died: 2-18-1975  Dallastown PA                               obit: 1992,484

Miller-Raker #: 655

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1918    quarterly conference license

1927    license

1932    ordained

 

Interment: Mt. Rose Cemetery, York PA

Obit: 1975, 163

 

1927-32           Spring Run

1932-43           Bendersville

1943-46           Rohrersville

1946-50           Dover

1950-56           Williamsport MD

1956-57           Winterstown

1957                retired

 


 

SNYDER, JACOB

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 117                            

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1826    license

1828    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1832-34           Carlisle circuit

1833-34           Dauphin circuit

1841                withdrew “under charges”, page 46

 


 

SNYDER, JOHN

 

Born: 12-28-1768  Prussia                                          married: Catharine Piper

Died: 6-20-1845                                                          obit: [1768-1846]

Miller-Raker #: 57

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1809    license (attended for the first time, but no formal mention of a license)

1814    ordained (see item #17; 1817 item #4 is likely an error, see item #7)

Interment: Snyder’s Church, Perry County PA
Obit: 1846,71

1814-15           Hagerstown circuit

1817-18           presiding elder, Virginia circuit

1817-25           Baltimore First

1827-28           traveling presiding elder

1833-34           Dauphin circuit

1837-38           presiding elder, Carlisle District

1840-41           York mission

 

Note: Miller’s 1968 History of the Pennsylvania Conference, page 375, gives a brief biography.  An extended account of Rev. Snyder appears in the 1993 volume of The Chronicle, pages 3-25.  He is the father of John George Snyder.   Note: Weaver’s 1908 Minutes of the 1819-24 Conferences, page 48, also gives a brief biography.

 


 

SNYDER, JOHN GEORGE

 

Born: c1810                                                                married: Peggy Owen

Died: 3-1-1889                                                            obit: [d. 5/18/1884, age 74]

Miller-Raker  #: 194 & 233

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1835    license

1838    ordained

 

Interment: Western Cemetery, Western IA

Obit: Iowa Conference 1889,18

 

1835-36           Lancaster circuit

1836-37           Juniata circuit

1837-38           Huntingdon circuit

1838-39           Carlisle circuit

1848-49           Perry circuit

1849-51           York circuit

1851                transfer to a western conference?

1857                transfer to Iowa Conference, page 46

 

Note:  The 1890 UB Yearbook gives the death date as 3-1-1888.  John George Snyder is also known as George Schneider.  For several years he supposedly was an instructor at Western College, a UB institution in Western IA.  He is the son of John Snyder.

 


 

SNYDER, JOHN KRABIEL

 

Born: 4-9-1800  Snyder County PA                           married: Phoebe Schrantz

Died: 9-25-1881                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: no                                                       married2: Lydia Gordon

Fulton #: 75 [J. H. Snyder]

Gibble list: yes

 

1851    license, Allegheny Conference

1854    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Cross Road Mennonite Cemetery, north of Richfield PA

Obit:

 

1873                transfer to East German Conference

1880-81           Richfield

 

Note: John K. Snyder was a local pastor and is considered the 1876 founder of the United Brethren work at Richfield.  His middle name (his mother’s maiden name) often appears as GRAYBILL, and his birth date is also given as 4-11-1800.  Biographical information for J.K. Snyder is given in the 1976 Centennial Celebration booklet in the Richfield church file.

 



SNYDER, JOSIAH FRANKLIN

 

Born: 2-21-1866  Keedysville MD                                         married: Martha Caroline Broy

Died: 4-1-1948                                                                        obit:  1914,96

Miller-Raker #: 524                                                                 married2: Miss Emma M. Tanger

Fulton #: no                                                                             obit2:

Gibble list: no

 

1888    quarterly conference

1890    license, Virginia Conference

1892    ordained, Virginia Conference

 

Interment: Keedysville MD

Obit: 1948,32

 

1890-91           Lost River

1891-92           Bloomery

1892-93           Augusta

1893-96           Berkeley circuit

1896-97           Martinsburg

1897-99           Edinburg

1899-00           South Branch

1900-03           student, Union [United] Seminary in Dayton OH

                             1902-03  Kingsville, Miami Conference

1903                Roanoke (Mar-Nov)

1903-04           Lemasters, Pennsylvania Conference

1904                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference

1904-07           Lemasters

1907-10           Oakville

1910-14           Red Lion circuit

1914-25           Boiling Springs circuit

1925-30           Duncannon

1930-36           Shiremanstown

1936                retired

 

Note: Josiah F. Snyder is the father of missionary Grace Snyder Martin, wife of missionary William N. Martin.


 

SNYDER, MEADE MILTON

 

Born: 10-29-1886  Jefferson County PA                    married:          

Died: 11-2-1958                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 426

Gibble list: yes

 

1912    quarterly conference license

1916    license, Allegheny Conference

1920    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 1959,29

 

1914-23           Waukesha

1923-30           Youngwood

1930-34           Braddock

1934-42           Scottdale

1942-45           Greensburg

1945-53           Connellsville Otterbein

1953-56           Pittsburgh Lorenz Avenue

1956                retired

 

Note: Meade M. Snyder is the father of Helen Sylvia Snyder, the wife of Arthur P. Peden.

 



SNYDER, ROSE KESTER

 

Born: 9-20,1891  Clearfield County PA                     married: William Snyder

Died: 8-18-1960                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 457

Gibble list: yes

 

1920    quarterly conference license

1921    license, Allegheny Conference

1925    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rock Hill Furnace PA

Obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 1961, 38

 

1925-27           student, Bonebrake [United] Theological Seminary in Dayton OH

1927-30           associate, Bellefonte

1930-41           associate, Orbisonia

1941-49           associate, Hollsopple

1949-60           associate, Conemaugh

1960                retired

 

Note: Rose K. Snyder served as an associate pastor with her husband William Snyder.  Her pastoral work included preaching, teaching, and visitation of the sick.

 



SNYDER, SAMUEL S.

 

Born:                                                                                       married: Mary V. Stewart

Died: 8-21-1863  Lawrence KS                                              obit: 

Miller-Raker #: no                                                                  

Fulton #: 63                                                                            

Gibble list: no

 

1845    license, Allegheny Conference

1847    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1844-45           Jefferson

1845-46           Allegheny

1846-48           Mt. Pleasant

1848-49           [not listed?]

1849-50           Westmoreland

1850-51           Blair

1851-53           superintendent, Eastern District

1853-54           superintendent, Western District

1854                superintendent, East District (ending 11/1/1854)

1854                transfer to Missouri Conference

1854-57           missionary to Kansas

1857                charter member of Kansas Conference

1857-59           conference superintendent

1859                transfer to

1860-61           Lawrence, Kansas Conference

1861                transfer to Kansas Conference

1861-62           located

1862-63           Lawrence

 

Note: Samuel S. Snyder was the first person murdered during the infamous April 1863 raid of the pro-slavery forces of W.C. Quantrill at Lawrence KS.  The story of S.S. Snyder appears in the 2010 volume of The Chronicle, pages 16-30.


 

SNYDER, WILLIAM

 

Born: 3-22-1893  Clearfield County PA                    married: Rose Kester

Died: 12-2-1983  Clearfield PA                                 obit: Western Pennsylvania Conf 1961,38

Miller-Raker #: no                                                       married2: Mrs. Lulu Alice Glant Grubbs

Fulton #: 456                                                               obit2: Western Pennsylvania Conf 1978,416

Gibble list: yes           

 

1921    license, Allegheny Conference

1925    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rock Ill Furnace PA

Obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 1984,420

 

1921-22           Knoxville

1922-25           Ligonier

1925-27           student, Bonebrake [United] Theological Seminary in Dayton OH

                             1926  Altoona Schum Memorial (3 months)

1927-30           Bellefonte

1930-41           Orbisonia

1941-49           Hollsopple

1949-60           Conemaugh

1960                retired

 

Note: The first Mrs. Snyder was also ordained, and she served as an associate pastor on the charges served by William Snyder.  The second Mrs. Snyder was the widow of Albert Eugene Grubbs (1875-1960) of the Ohio East Conference of the EUB Church.

 



SNYDER, WILLIAM HENRY

 

Born: 5-6-1867  Lykens PA                                        married: Catherine Kocher

Died: 9-7-1843                                                            obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1887    quarterly conference license, Lykens

1890    license, East German Conference

1896    ordained, East German Conference

 

Interment: Wiconisco Cemetery, Wiconisco PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1945,19

 

1893-94           Freeburg

 

Note: William H. Snyder was of poor health and served as a local pastor and as the church historian at Lykens.

 


 

SOLLENBERGER, C.A.

 

There are two C.A. SOLLENBERGERS listed below, one in 1901 in Franklin County, one in 1916 in Dauphin County.  These may be the same person.  The 1916 one may be Clinton Albertus Sollenberger (b. 11/28/1879) who married Stella K. Sargent in Annville on 9/3/1901.  He was in the family construction business, but 1920 census records list him as an evamngelist living in Harrisburg.  Stella Sargent Sollenberger graduated from Lebanon Valley College in 1898.  There is no record of a C.A. Sollenberger graduating from LVC, but there was a Clarence A. Sollenberger of Harrisburg attending the Conservatory of Music 1888-89 and other references to a C.A. Sollenberger.  Stella Sargent is the daughter of Annville tailor Jacob Sargent, 18 and 25 W. Main Street.  In 1947 Mrs. C.A. [and Mr.?] were living on Lancaster Street in Annville.

 


 

SOLLENBERGER, C.A.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 479

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1901    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1901                Salem circuit (3/23/01 – 10/6/01; see 1902,12)

1902                referred back to quarterly conference  1902,38



 

SOLLENBERGER, C.A.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1916    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1916-17           Grantville circuit

1917-18           Centerville circuit

1918-19           Williamstown

1921                referred



 

SOLLENBERGER, DANIEL WEBSTER

 

Born: 9-26-1845  near Chambersburg PA                  married: Nancy Brandt [12/24/1868]

Died: 1-9-1906  Spring Grove PA                              obit:

Miller-Raker #: 397                                                     married2: Mrs. Fannie Starr Frock

Fulton #: no                                                                 obit2: 1919,70

Gibble list: no

                                                                                   

1878    quarterly conference license  

1881    license

1884    ordained

 

Interment: Cedar Grove Cemetery, Chambersburg PA

Obit: 1906,75

 

1882-83           Rocky Spring

1883-85           Bendersville

1885-88           Littlestown

1888-90           Shopp’s station [Shiremanstown]

1890-94           Mount Wolf

1894-96           Gettysburg mission

1896-97           York circuit

1897-01           Manchester MD

1901-04           Big Spring

1904-05           Myersville

1905-06           Spring Grove

 

Note: Daniel W. Sollenberger was a school teacher in Franklin County before entering the ministry.

 



SOMERS, ENOCH BROWN

 

Born: 1850  Brooklyn NY                                          married: Emily Jane Brown

Died: 8-2-1924  Orbisonia PA                                    obit: [1900]

Miller-Raker #: no                                                       married2: Mrs. A.J. Marriot

Fulton #: 209,249,389                                     obit2:

Gibble list: no

 

1882    quarterly conference license, Allegheny Conference

1884    license, Allegheny Conference

1887    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1924,68

 

1882-83           Bigler

1883-84           Susquehanna

1884-85           Madera

1885-87           Three Springs

1887-89           East Ohio Conference

1889-91           Mahoning

1891-92           Dubois

1892-95           Bellwood

1895-96           Path Valley, Pennsylvania Conference

1896-98           Philipsburg

1898-99           South Williamsport

1899-02           Stormstown

1902                dismissed

1902-04

1904-09           New Jersey Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church

1909-10           ?

1910-11           Susquehanna

1911                admitted on credentials, Allegheny Conference of the United Brethren Church (see page 88)

1911-12           Middleburg

1912-14           Runville

1914-16           Florida Conference

1916-19           Three Springs

1919-20           Glasgow

1920-21           Coalport

1921                retired

 

Note: E.B. Somers supposedly transferred out of the Allegheny Conference in 1889 and returned in 1892, but his service within the Conference appears to continue during those years.


 

SOUDERS, BRUCE C.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Patricia Marie Bartels

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1944    license, East Pennsylvania Conference: recommended by Lebanon Trinity

1947    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1944-47           student, United Theological Seminary

                        1945-46  Dayton OH Baptist Mission

                        1946-47  Lebanon Memorial

1947-49           faculty, Lebanon Valley College

1949-57           Oberlin Neidig Memorial

1957-66           director of public relations, Lebanon Valley College

1966-88           faculty, Shenandoah College

1988                retired

 


 

SOUILLIARD, AARON H.

 

Born: 12-19-1859  Lebanon PA                                 married:

Died: 10-15-1922  Minersville PA                              obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

?          license

1894    ordained, East German Conference

 

Interment: Mount Lebanon Cemetery, Lebanon PA

Obit:

 

1890                transfer to East German Conference

1890-92           Landingville circuit

1892-95           Milton Mission

1895-01           Lykens           

1901                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1901-03           Myerstown (ending 2/15/03 – see 1903,4)

1903                withdrew

 

1908-11           Lebanon First Baptist

1918-22           Minersville English Baptist

 

Note: There is limited information on A.H. Souilliard in the biographical files at the conference archives.

 


 

SPANGLER, ALEXANDER HAMILTON

 

Born: 2-165-1852  Shanksville PA                             married: Cynthia E.J. Penrod

Died: 2-20-1924  Harrisburg PA                                obit: [4/?/1850 – 1/23/1905]

Miller-Raker #: no                                                       married2: Gertrude M. Shannon [1/28/1906]

Fulton #: 155                                                               obit2: [d. 4/2/1912]

Gibble list: no                                                              married3: Katherine E. Long [c1913]

                                                                                    obit3: [d. 5/12/1938]

quarterly conference license

1871    license, Allegheny Conference

1875    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Lutheran Cemetery, Yeagertown PA

Obit:

 

1872-73           New Paris

1873-74           Clearfield

1874-75           Scottsville [Three Springs]

1875-77           Liverpool

1877-78           (no records kept)

1878-79           Clearfield

1879                honorable discharge

                        entered the Lutheran ministry

1892-93           Braddock Trinity Lutheran Church [Pittsburgh Synod, General Council]

1893-18           Reedsville & Yeagertown

 

Note: A.H. Spangler is a brother to John T. Spangler and Wesley H. Spangler, and the father of Rev. Luther Stoy Spangler (1883-1949) of the Central Pennsylvania Synod of the United Lutheran Church.  The 1880 census lists him as a minister living in New Bloomfield, Perry County.  It appears that the family may have lived in Middleburg [Snyder County] for several years in the 1880's. 

     From a 1960 article by Lynne Ramer: Stories and sagas about the Rev. A. H. Spangler, Lutheran divine of Yeagertown-Reedsville-Alfarata in the first decades of the present century, are legion and probably growing in numbers.  Thus, like Lincoln, if Mr. Spangler lived all the events he is reputed to have experienced, he’d have to be living still. And in the memories of many former parishioners, he probably is.

  It’s well known that he outlived two wives and was married to a third. His jovial companions oft queried, “When will you make it a home run,” that is, “outlive a third and a fourth wife?”
  This story about the Rev. Mr. Spangler comes from Mrs. Maude Ramer: At one time Dr. Spangler was sick and his family doctor prescribed pills and whisky. At some banquet Dr. Spangler spoke thus.  “I am glad to be here. I have been sick, in fact, sick enough to die. But now I have recovered due, I believe, to the fact that when the doctor inquired about my progress in taking the prescribed medicines, I was able to tell him ‘Although I might be a day or two behind on the pills, I’m several days ahead on the whisky!”
This apparently was said at a public gathering and is typical Spanglersque.

 



SPANGLER, DWIGHT M.

 

Born: 9-13-1900  Scottdale PA                                  married: Ruth Hysong

Died: 10-8-1988                                                          obit: [6/29/1903 – 7/1/2001]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 506 [D.W.]

Gibble list: no

 

1925    quarterly conference license, East Pittsburgh

1927    license, Allegheny Conference

1929    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont PA

Obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 1989,415

 

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

                             1927  Springfield (summer)

                             1928  Knoxdale  (summer)

1929-31           Belsano

1931-34           Wyano

1934-37           Everson

1937                West Decatur (ending 9/19/1937)

1937-38           Springfield (beginning 9/27/1937)

1938-40           Aaron

1940                Mahaffey (resigned 9/27/1940)

1940-46           without appointment due to poor health

1946-50           located

1950                retired

 

Note: Dwight M. Spangler is the son of Wesley H. Spangler and M. Elizabeth Spangler.  He is the father of Verda Spangler Cassiday (1929-1983), wife of Arlie Darrell Cassiday (1923-) of the Western Pennsylvania Conference.

 



SPANGLER, JAMES THOMAS

 

Born: c1868  Shanksville PA                                      married:

Died: 6-14-1954  Dallas TX                                       obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 243 [J.P.] & 299

Gibble list: yes

 

1891    license, Allegheny Conference

1895    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1886-90           student, Lebanon Valley College

1890-91           faculty, Lebanon Valley College

1891-94           student, Union[United] Biblical Seminary in Dayton OH

1894-95           Hagerstown, Maryland Conference

1895                transfer to Maryland Conference

1895-97           Hagerstown

1897-01           faculty, Lebanon Valley College

1901                transfer to Allegheny Conference

1901-09           faculty, Lebanon Valley College       

1909                Reading Otterbein East Pennsylvania Conference (7/1/09 – 10/1/09, see 1909,10)

1909-10           ?

1910                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1910-13           Mount Joy

1913-15           Harrisburg First

1915-16           Lykens

1916-25           faculty, Lebanon Valley College

                        1920-21  West Lebanon (beginning 7/18/20, see 1920,7)

1925-30           faculty, Evangelical Theological Seminary in Dallas TX

1930-31

1931-44           faculty, Dallas Theological Seminary in Dallas TX

1944                retired

1950                honorable dismissal, page 47

 

Note: James Thomas Spangler is a brother to A.H. Spangler and Wesley H. Spangler, and a first cousin to Martin Spangler.  He the author of the book Conduct: Its Relation to the Devotional Life (1904) and numerous articles.  He was one of the earliest faculty members at what is now Dallas Theological Seminary. [Caution: Wesley H. Spangler also had a nephew James T. Spangler born c1866 in Shanksville PA, and there is a possibility this pastor is the nephew and not the brother.]

 


 

SPANGLER, MARGARET ELIZABETH

 

Born:                                                                           married: Wesley Hamilton Spangler

Died: 7-25-1953                                                          obit: Allegheny Conference 1923,63

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 478

Gibble list: no

 

            credentials, Wesleyan Methodist Church

1923    license, Allegheny Conference

1927    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 1954,22

 

1923-30           East Pittsburgh (beginning 1/15/1923)

1930-31           New Florence

1931                retired

 

Note: M. Elizabeth Spangler is the mother of Dwight M. Spangler. 

 



SPANGLER, MARTIN

 

Born: 1-30-1838  Stoystown [Shanksville] PA          married: Sophia J. McCreary

Died: 10-1-1881  Altoona PA                                                obit: Allegheny Conference 1919,85

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 110

Gibble list: no

 

?          quarterly conference license

1859    license, Allegheny Conference

1861    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1859-60           Stone Valley

1860-61           Trough Creek

1861-62           Johnstown mission

1862-64           Springfield

1864-67           Allegheny

1867-69           Rochester mission

1869-70           Industry mission

1870-73           Washington

1873-75           Allegheny       

1875-76           Pittsburgh mission station

1876-81           Altoona

 

Note: Martin Spangler is a first cousin to brothers A.H. Spangler, Wesley H. Spangler and James T. Spangler.  Some sources give the birth date as 1-10-1833.
 


 

SPANGLER, ROY C.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1932    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1917-21           student, Lebanon Valley College

                             1917-19  West Lebanon, East Pennsylvania Conference

                             1919-21  Chambers Hill, East Pennsylvania Conference

1921-31           South East Ohio Conference

1931-32           Pottstown, East Pennsylvania Conference

1932                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1932-35           Shamokin circuit

1935-36           Enders & Powell’s Valley

1936-37           Hillsdale circuit (resigned soon after conference, see 1937,22)

1937-42           no assignment

1942                expelled

 

Note: The Lebanon Valley College yearbook gives the hometown of Roy C. Spangler as Palmyra PA.

 



SPANGLER, WESLEY HAMILTON

 

Born: 10-11-1859  Shanksville PA                             married: Sidney Baldwin

Died: 1-9-1923  East Pittsburgh PA                           obit: [7/12/1861 – 4/20/1895]

Miller-Raker #: no                                                       married2: Margaret Elizabeth Trabert

Fulton #: 236                                                               obit2: Western Pennsylvania Conference 1954,22

Gibble list: no

 

1889    quarterly conference license

1890    license, Allegheny Conference

1893    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Grandview Cemetery, Johnstown PA

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1923,63

 

1891                Somerset (6 months)

1891-92           New Florence – Morrellville

1892-97           Morrellville

1897-98           Coalport

1898-03           Westmoreland

1903-05           Morrellville

1905-06           Youngwood

1906-07           Bellefonte

1907-09           Wilmore

1909-11           Connellsville

1911-15           Philipsburg

1915-17           Jeannette

1917-20           Huntingdon

1920-23           East Pittsburgh

 

Note: Wesley H. Spangler is a brother to A.H. Spangler and James T. Spangler, a first cousin of Martin Spangler, and the father of Dwight M. Spangler.

 


 

SPARKS, GEORGE ALONZO

 

Born: 11-8-1864  Baltimore County MD                   married: Sarah C. Heefner

Died: 9-10-1928  Mt. Ranier MD                               obit: Allegheny Conference  1938,59

Miller-Raker #: 436

Fulton #: 251

Gibble list: no

 

1887    quarterly conference license, Raysville charge

1889    license, Pennsylvania Conference

1893    ordained, Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Oddfellos Cemetery, Mapleton Depot PA

Obit: Allegheny Conference  1928,62

 

1888-90           Eschol

1890-91           Fulton circuit .[aka Hustontown, Allegheny Conference]

1891-92                      La Jose, Allegheny Conference

1892-94           Tuscarora circuit, Allegheny Conference

1893                transfer to Allegheny Conference

1893-94           Tuscarora circuit

1894-96           Three Springs

1896-97           DuBois

1897-00           West Decatur

1900-01           Port Matilda

1901-04           Runville

1904-06           Liverpool

1906-08           Rockwood

1908-10           Fayette

1910-11           Mapleton

1911-12           Orbisonia

1912-13           Hustontown

1913-16           Bigler

1916                Mahaffey (ending 12/31/1916)

1917                leave of absence for health reasons (beginning 1/1/1917)

1917-18           Hooversville

1918-20           Rochester Mills

1920-23           Runville

1923-26           Arona

1926                retired

 

Note: George A. Sparks is the father of W. Maynard Sparks.

 


 

SPARKS, WALDEN MAYNARD

 

Born: 12-16-1906  Rockwood PA                              married: Blanche May Frank

Died: 8-17-1999                                                          obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 1990,306

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 474

Gibble list: no

 

1919    quarterly conference license

1923    license, Allegheny Conference

1930    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 2000,387

 

1923-27           student, Lebanon Valley College

1927-30           student, Bonebrake [United] Theological Seminary in Dayton OH

1930-31           Sewickley

1931-37           Shanksville – Central City

1937-40           Punxsutawney First

1940-46           Wilkinsburg Christ

1946-50           conference superintendent

1950-59           faculty, Lebanon Valley College

1959-72           bishop

 

Note: W. Maynard Sparks is the son of George A. Sparks.

 



SPARROW, CHARLES MAYBERRY

 

Born: 4-13-1871  West Fairview PA                          married: Nora B. Rapp

Died: 2-16-1940                                                          obit: 1949,35

Miller-Raker #: 548

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1906    quarterly conference license, Wormleysburg

1908    license

1916    ordained

 

Interment: Shippensburg PA

Obit: 1940,30

 

1906-09           student, Union Biblical [United Theological] Seminary in Dayton OH

1909-11           Walkersville

1911-16           Newburg

1916-23           Boonsboro

1923-26           Lemoyne

1926-34           Greencastle

1934-37           Windsor

1937-40           Keedysville

 

Note: Charles M. Sparrow is the father of Catherine Louise Baker, wife of Harry P. Baker.

 


 

SPATZ, EDGAR E.

 

Born: 6-30-1890  Dallastown PA                               married: Margaret M. Moyer

Died: 5-14-1980                                                          obit: 1939,40

Miller-Raker #: 588                                                     married2: Helen Wilson

Fulton #: no                                                                 obit2: 1988,426

Gibble list: no

                                                                                   

1911    quarterly conference license, Dallastown

1914    license

1920    ordained, Illinois Conference

 

Interment: Westminster Memorial Gardens, Carlisle PA

Obit: 1980,348

 

1911-14           student, Otterbein College in Westerville OH
1914-17           student, Union Biblical [United Theological] Seminary in Dayton OH
   
                    1916    Rossville circuit (May-Sep), Illinois Conference
                            1915            Orangeville circuit (May-Sep), Illinois Conference
1917-19           Paris, Illinois Conference
1919                transfer to Illinois Conference, page 41
1919-21           Paris, Illinois Conference
1921-22           Baltimore Fifth [Otterbein Memorial], Pennsylvania Conference
1922                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference, page 39
1922-25           Baltimore Fifth [Otterbein Memorial]
1925-31           Chambersburg Park Avenue
1931-32           student, Princeton
1932-33           Paris IL
1933-48           Shippensburg Messiah
1948-55           Shepherdstown
1955-59           Mont Alto
1959                retired
                           1960-62   associate, Carlisle Grace

Note: A copy of the 11/29/19 Telescope in the Dallastown church file includes a brief biographical sketch.



SPAYD, HENRY BOBMERGER

 

Born: 10-6-1855                                                          married: Alice C. Schaeffer

Died: 1939                                                                  obit:

Miller-Raker #: 460

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1881    license, East German Conference

1884    ordained, East German Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: California Conference  1939,48

 

1881-83           Lehigh Valley circuit

1883-85           Mt. Carmel

1885-86

1886-90           Shamokin First

1890                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1890-94           Annville

1894-96           York First, Pennsylvania Conference

1896                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference

1896-02           York First

1902-04           Chambersburg

1904                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1904-08           Allentown Zion

1908-13           Annville

1913                Modestso CA, California Conference

1914                transfer to California Conference

1915                Los Angeles Third

 

Note: Henry B. Spayd is a brother to Maurice B. Spayd.

 


 

SPAYD, MAURICE BOMBERGER.

 

Born: 6-1-1861  Lebanon County PA                                    married: Alice Long Kreider

Died: 5-13-1941                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1884    quarterly conference license, Avon

1885    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1888    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Mount Lebanon Cemetery, Lebanon PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1941,12

 

1884-86           student, Union Biblical [United Theological] Seminary at Dayton OH

                        1884-86  Jacksonville OH      

1886-88           New Berlin OH

1888-89           Grantville

1889-91           Highspire

1891-93           Halifax

1893-96           student, Union Biblical [United Theological] Seminary at Dayton OH

                        1893-94  Dayton OH Miami Chapel

                        1894-96  Bowlusville OH      

1896                transfer to Northern Illinois Conference

1896-01           Decatur 

1901-07           Chicago 

1907-10           district superintendent

1910-17           Springfield 

1917-20           Witchita KS

1920                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1920-22           Reading Zion

1922-28           Iona

1928-30           Hopeland

1930                retired

 

Note: Maurice B. Spayd is a brother to Henry B. Spayd.  It appears that he started his undergraduate work at Lebanon Valley and then finished it at Union in 1886, and that he later returned to Union 1893-96 for seminary work.

 



SPAYTH, HENRY J.

 

Born: 9-13-1788  Germany                                         married:

Died: 9-2-1873  Tiffin OH                                         obit:

Miller-Raker #: 67

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1812    license

1814    ordained

 

Interment: Tiffin Cemetery, Tiffin OH

Obit:

 

1812-13           Maryland and Pennsylvania circuit

1814-15           Virginia circuit

                         Mount Pleasant PA

                        Muskingum Conference

                        presiding elder

1835                charter member of Sandusky Conference

 

Note: Henry G. Spayth is best known as the 1851 author of the denomination’s first published history.  The Encyclopedia of World Methodism, page 2223, gives a brief biography.

 


 

SPECK, BENJAMIN

 

Born: 10-21-1806                                                        married: Elizabeth Wallace

Died: 4-21-1887                                                          obit: [12/30/1803 – 11/30/1860]

Miller-Raker #: 196                                                     married2: Mary _____

Fulton #: no                                                                 obit2:

Gibble list: yes

 

1835    license

1838    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1842-43           Littlestown mission

1845                transfer to Allegheny Conference

1845-46           Juniata circuit

1848-49           Fort Littleton mission

 

Note: Benjamin Speck is listed among those “willing to travel without reserve” in the 1845 Allegheny Conference minutes, and he received an assignment in 1848, but there is no record that he ever officially joined that conference.
 


 

SPECK, DAVID

 

Born: 5-29-1827                                                          married: Frances Angelia Coulter

Died: 7-20-1912                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: 414

Fulton #: 74 & 252

Gibble list: no

 

1848    quarterly conference license

1851    license, Allegheny Conference

1856    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Johnstown PA

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1912,87

 

1850-51           Bellefonte circuit

1851-52           Wilkinsburg circuit

1852-53           Johnstown station

1853-54           Washington circuit

1854-57           ? (not listed)

1857-59           Altoona station

1859-60           Johnstown

1860-61           Mount Pleasant

1861-62           Mount Pleasant & Greensburg

1862-65           Madison

1865-69           presiding elder, West District

1869-70           Westmoreland circuit

1870-71           Johnstown Mission station

1871-73           presiding elder, West District

1873-74           Pittsburgh Mission station

1874-75           presiding elder, East District

1875-76           Wilmore station

1876-77           Madison and Greensburg

1877-80           presiding elder, East District

1880-81           presiding elder, West District

1881-82           Somerset

1882-85           Annville, East Pennsylvania Conference

1885                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference

1885-88           Baltimore Fourth [Salem]

1888-90           Chambersburg First

1890-92           West Fairview

1892-93           Carlisle mission

1893                Newburg circuit (resigned immediately, did not report)

1893                transfer to Allegheny Conference

1893-96           Braddock

1896-98           Westmoreland

1898-00           Wilmerding

1900                retired to Wilkinsburg

 

Note: David Speck’s daughter Nina narrowly escaped death during the Johnstown flood, and her story appears in the biographical files.
 


 

SPEROW, EVERETT H.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died: 6-?-1950                                                            obit:

Miller-Raker #: 517

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1903    license, recommended by Hagerstown circuit

1904    ordained, page 63

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1905                transfer to Carlisle Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church, page 47

 

Note: Everett H. Sperow apparently never served a UB church, and (even though he was licensed and ordained) his name never appears in the UB yearbook.  He graduated from Yale Divinity School in 1904 and is the author of the book The Silent Nazarene (Gorham Press, 1917).
 


 

SPESSARD, E.G.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 258

Gibble list: no

 

?          license, Maryland Conference

 

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1894                transfer to Allegheny Conference

1894-95           South Williamsport

1895-96           Mount Union

1896-97           living in Harrisonburg VA

1897-07           apparently not under appointment

                             1899  attended Virginia Conference annual sessions as a “visiting minister”

1907-10           Hooversville (beginning 3/1907)

1910-12           East Freedom

1912-15           Woodland

1915                honorable discharge to unite with the Huntingdon Presbytery, page 60


Note: The Spessard family was prominent and numerous in the Chewsville church.  E.G. Spessard is a brother to Arbelion Spessard Snell and a nephew of David Spessard (1817-1894) of the Virginia Conference and a first cousin to Katie Spessard, wife of Jeremiah B. Brenneman of the Central Pennsylvania Conference of the ME Church.  Longtime UB missionary Miss Lottie Mae Spessard (1891-1982) is the daughter a first cousin. 


 

SPONSELLER, EDWIN H.

 

Born: 12-6-1917                                                          married: Sarah Jane Shively

Died: 4-25-1972                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: 692

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1940    license

1942    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1940                Union Congregational Church, Isle A Haut ME (summer)

1940-43           Fort Trumbull Union Church, Milford CT

1943-44           director of public relations and instructor in religion, Lebanon Valley College

1944-47           Myersville

1947-54           professor, Hood College

1954                transfer to Mercersburg Synod of the Evangelical and Reformed Church

 

Note: Edwin H. Sponseller is the son of Harling E. and Grace H. Sponseller.
 


 

SPONSELLER, GRACE H.

 

Born: 6-13-1896                                                          married: Harling E. Sponseller

Died: 9-17-1979                                                          obit: [3-25-1963]

Miller-Raker #: 640

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1925    license

1933    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1924-26                      Mont Alto (beginning Dec 1924)

local elder

retired

 

Note: Grace is the daughter of Edwin Hummelbaugh, wife of Harling E. Sponseller, and mother of Edwin H. Sponseller.  She is part of an unbroken chain of six generations of UB ministry within the Pennsylvania Conference as follows. 1. Bishop Joseph Hoffman (1780-1856), 2. Enoch Hoffman (1808-1879), 3. Frances Hoffman (?-c1912) married to Hiram Y. Hummelbaugh (1835-1868), 4. Edwin Hummelbaugh (1864-1924), Grace Hummelbaugh (1896-1979) married to Harling E. Sponseller (1892-1963), 6. Edwin H. Sponseller (1917-1972).  All except Frances Hoffman were regularly ordained and served as pastors.

 



SPONSELLER, HARLING EUGENE

 

Born: 9-10-1892                                                          married: Grace Hummelbaugh

Died: 3-25-1963                                                          obit: [9-17-1979]

Miller-Raker #: 621    

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1922    license

 

Interment: Shippensburg

Obit:

 

1920-21                      Frederick

1929                withdrew

            faculty for 27.5 years, Shippensburg State Teachers College

                        retired

1954-55           (first) supervising principal, Greencastle-Antrim School District

 

Note: Harling E. Sponseller is the husband of Grace H. Sponseller and the father of Edwin H. Sponseller.

 


 

SPONSLER, MELVIN GUY SR.

 

Born: 4-23-1899  near Halifax PA                              married: Mary G. Minnich

Died: 10-2-1983  Lebanon PA                                   obit: 1999,439

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1921    quarterly conference license, Jacobs on Powell’s Valley circuit

1925    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1934    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

           

Interment: Jacobs Church Cemetery, Powell’s Valley PA

Obit: 1984,382

 

1922-28           Enders circuit

1928-34           Powell’s Valley

1934-35           Enders & Powell’s Valley

1935-42           Shamokin circuit

1942-49           Lebanon Trinity

1949-52           assistant superintendent, Quincy Orphanage and Home

1952-55           Elizabethville

1955-63           Paxinos circuit

1963-67           Highspire

1967                retired 

                        1967-76  Water Works, Eastern Pennsylvania Conference

 

Note: Melvin G. Sponsler Sr is the father of Melvin G. Sponsler Jr.

 


 

SPONSLER, MELVIN GUY JR

 

Born:                                                                           married: Marilyn _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1953    license

1958    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1953-55           student, Lebanon Valley College

                        1953-55  assistant, Enders-Powell’s Valley circuit

1955-58           student, United Theological Seminary in Dayton OH

                        1955-56  youth director, Dayton OH Miami Chapel

                        1956-58  Clarksburg OH Christian Church

1958-60           assistant, Manheim Salem

1960-73           Campbelltown

1973-82           Allentown Trinity

1982-90           Mountville St. Paul’s

1990-98           Mount Hope

1998                retired

 

Note: Melvin G. Sponsler Jr is the son of Melvin G. Sponsler Sr.

 



SPRAGUE, ALONZO BAILEY

 

Born: 12-28-1856  Pomfret NY                                  married: Clara A. Leroy

Died: 10-22-1929  Friendship NY                              obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 424

Gilbble list: no

 

1893    quarterly conference license

1897    license, Erie Conference

1906    ordained Erie Conference

 

Interment: West Genesee Cemetery, Genesee NY

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1930,6

 

1914-15           Bellefonte, Allegheny Conference (beginning 1/30/1914)

1915                transfer to Allegheny Conference

1915-19           Milton

1919-21           Middleburg

1921-22

1922-23           Bradenville (6 months)

1923-24           on leave

1924-25           Juniata (beginning 5/1/1924)

1925-26           Wall

1926                retired

 


 

SPRECHER, JOHN W.

 

Born: 11-2-1873                                                          married: Nina Young

Died: 3-5-1951                                                            obit: Ohio Southeast Conference 1959,111

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1904    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Ohio Southeast Conference 1951,40

 

1904-05           living in Lancaster

1905-06           living in Dayton OH

1906-07           living in Hood River OR

1907-08           living in Dayton OH

1908-09           no address given

1909                transfer to Oregon Conference, page 9



 

SPRENKLE, GEORGE BOSSLER

 

Born: 9-23-1893  Hellam township, York County     PAmarried: Mabel B. Hewitt

Died: 8-7-1970                                                            obit:

Miller-Raker #: 620

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1921    quarterly conference license, York Fourth

1922    license

1924    ordained

 

Interment: Loudon Park Cemetery, Baltimore MD

Obit: Baltimore Conference 1971,445

 

1924-29           Newburg

1929-58           Baltimore Third (Fulton Avenue)

1958                retired

1958-67           supply team, Baltimore Old Otterbein

1970                transfer to Baltimore Conference

 


 

STABLEY, CHARLES

 

Born: 3-1-1817                                                            married:

Died: 12-29-1861                                                        obit:

Miller-Raker #: 255

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1841    license

 

Interment: Red Lion Zion

Obit: 1862,76&78

 


 

STABLEY, HENRY

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 249

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1841    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1841-42           Lancaster circuit

1843                dismissed

 


 

STABLEY, RUFUS RHODES

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 616

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1921    license, recommended by Dallastown

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1919-22           student, Lebanon Valley College

1922-23           student, Princeton Theological Seminary

1923-24

1924-25           graduate teaching assistant, University of Minnesota

1927                referred back to quarterly conference, page 47

 

Note: R. Rhodes Stabley served as chairman of the English-Speech department at Indiana University of Pennsylvania from 1941 to 1960.  That school dedicated the Rhodes R. Stabley Library, reflecting a change in his name, in 1961.  A copy of the 11/29/19 Telescope in the Dallastown church file includes a brief biographical sketch and picture of Rufus Rhodes Stabley.

 



STAHL, LAZARUS W.

 

Born: 12-17-1851Madison PA                                   married: Caroline Brown

Died: 2-10-1930                                                          obit: Allegheny Conference 1927,70

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 156

Gilbble list: no

 

1871    quarterly conference license

1872    license, Allegheny Conference

1875    ordained

 

Interment: St. Clair Cemetery, Greensburg PA

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1930,62

 

1872-73         Huntingdon

1873-75         Bellefonye

1875-77         Beaver

1877-79         Connellsville

1879-81         Port Matilda

1881-85         superintendent, Altoona District

1885-87         financial agent, Lebanon Valley College

1887-90         Greensburg

1891-01         superintendent, Johnstown and Greensburg District

1901-06         Everson

1906-10         Latrobe

1910-13         Windber

1913-16         Trafford

1916-20         McKeesport First

1920-26         Dunlo

1926-29         conference missionary

1929               retired

 

Note: Lazarus W. Stahl is the grandfather of George Stahl Phillips.

 



STAMBACH, ARTHUR WILLIAM

 

Born: 7-2-1925  Spring Run PA                                 married: Betty M. Getz

Died: 6-26-1991                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: 702

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1945    license

1948    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1944-45           student, Lebanon Valley College

                            1944-45  Mechanicsburg circuit

1945-48           student, Bonebrake [United] Theological Seminary in Dayton OH

                            1945-46   Potsdam-West Sonora, Miami Conference

                            1947-48   West Union Congregational Christian Church

1948-51           Chambersburg Park Avenue

1951-52           chaplain, US Army

1952-59           Lemoyne Calvary

1959-63           York First

1963-70           conference program director

1970-76           associate director, conference council on ministries

1976-79           superintendent, Chambersburg District

1979-90           Hershey First

1990-91           disability

 

Note: Arthur W. Stambach is the son of C. Guy Stambach and the brother of Paul E. Stambach.  He is a nephew to ministerial couple Jerome and Pauline Stambach, and a first cousin to longtime UB missionary Ruth Marie Stambach.

 


 

STAMBACH, CHARLES GUY

 

Born: 2-25-1895  southern York County                    married: Glenna Alice Demuth

Died: 5-11-1972                                                          obit: 1991,404

Miller-Raker #: 595

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1914    quarterly conference license, York Fourth

1916    license

1920    ordained

 

Interment: Mount Rose Cemetery, York PA

Obit: 1972,396

 

 

1912-16           student, Lebanon Valley College

1916-19           student, Union Biblical [United Theological] Seminary in Dayton OH

                            1917-18  Kingsville and Bowlusville, Miami Conference

1919-20           Bendersville

1920-25           Spring Run

1925-28           Chewsville

1928-34           Baltimore Salem

1934-44           Mechanicsburg First

1944-49           Dallastown Bethlehem

1949-60           Duncannon Otterbein

1960                retired

 

Note: C. Guy Stambach was a charter member of the Pennsylvania Conference Ministers’ Choir.  He is best known as the artist of life-size paintings of Christ found in churches of all denominations throughout Pennsylvania and Maryland.  C. Guy Stambach is a brother to Jerome S. Stambach and the father of Arthur W. Stambach and Paul E. Stambach.

 


 

STAMBACH, JEROME SPURGEON

 

Born: 2-25-1901  York PA                                         married: Pauline E. Haverstock

Died: 6-4-1972  York PA                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 613

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1921    license

1929    ordained

 

Interment: Mount Rose Cemetery, York PA

Obit: 1972,297

 

1920-24           student, Lebanon Valley College

1924-25           Big Pool

1925-29           student, Bonebrake  [United] Theological Seminary in Dayton OH

                            1929                        Franklin charge, Virginia Conference (May-June)

1929-30           Jefferson

1930-31           Mt. Olivet- Fishing Creek Salem

1931-42           Shermans Dale

1942-52           Springett

1952-61           Rohrersville

1961-64           Yoe

1964-67           Spring Run

1967                retired

                             1968-72      Violet Hill

 

Note: Jerome S. Stambach is the husband of Pauline E. Stambach.  He is a brother to C. Guy Stambach and the father of longtime UB missionary Ruth Marie Stambach.

 


 

STAMBACH, PAUL ELIAS

 

Born: 10-1-1930                                                          married: Gloria _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 732

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1946    quarterly conference license, Dallastown Bethlehem

1950    license

1955    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1948-52           student, Lebanon Valley College

1952-55           student, United Theological Seminary

                            1952  youth minister, Dayton OH Euclid Avenue

1955-56           Patterson NJ Christ, New England Conference

1956-60           Williamsport MD

1960-78           Mt. Wolf Otterbein

1978-92           York Asbury

1992-00           superintendent, State College District

2000                retired

 

Note: Paul E. Stambach is the son of C. Guy Stambach and the brother of Arthur W. Stambach.  He is a nephew to ministerial couple Jerome and Pauline Stambach, and a first cousin to longtime UB missionary Ruth Marie Stambach.

 


 

STAMBACH, PAULINE E.

 

Born: 9-2-1902  York PA                                           married: Jerome Spurgeon Stambach

Died: 4-22-1999  Lebanon OH                                   obit: 1972,297

Miller-Raker #: 673

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1933    license, recommended by York Fourth

1934    ordained

 

Interment: Mount Rose Cemetery, York PA

Obit: 1999,440

 

Note: Pauline E. Stambach is the wife of Jerome S. Stambach.  She functioned as a local elder and assisted her husband in the ministry.

 


 

STAMM, JOHN

 

Born: 9-21-1819                                                          married:

Died: 2-19-1895                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1848    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1851    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: United Brethren Cemetery, Annville PA

Obit:

 

1848-50           Millheim circuit

1850-52           Lebanon circuit

1852-54           Lancaster circuit

1854-57           presiding elder           

                        1856-57  Sinking Spring circuit

1857-59           Susquehanna circuit

1859-60           presiding elder

1860-62           Lebanon Salem          

1869                name erased, sided with George W. Hoffman and the United Christian Church

 



STANGLE, L. ALSON

 

Born: 12/23/1869                                                        married: Lucy Maud Parrett

Died: 5/?/1968                                                                        obit: Sandusky Conference 1929,29

Miller-Raker #: 587                                                     married2: Fellers _____

Fulton #: no                                                                 obit2: [d. c1956]

Gibble list: no

                                                                                   

1898    ordained, St Joseph Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1895-96           LaGrange

1896-99           Churubusco

1900-06           Pleasant Lake

1906-08           Decatur

1908-09           Shiremanstown, Pennsylvania Conference

1909                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference

1909-12           York Third

1912-14           Taneytown

1914-18           Rohrersville

1918-22           Scotland

1922-23           Manchester MD

1923                local

1925                transfer to Sandusky Conference, page 71

                        moved to Iowa

            transfer to Iowa Conference

                        retired to Toledo IA

 

Note: His second wife, Mrs. Fellers Stangle, was a local pastor in the Iowa Conference.  Rev. Stangle is listed in the last (1968) EUB yearbook, but not the first (1969) UM general minutes.

 


 

STANTON, E.A.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1900    license, Virginia Conference

1903    ordained, Virginia Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1903-04           Elkton

1907-09           Myersville, Pennsylvania Conference            

 

Note: E.A. Stanton served Myersville while a member of the Virginia Conference, after which he is no longer listed in the UB yearbook.  In 1909 he “retired from the ministry to take charge of the farm now occupied by his wife’s aged parents, near Harrisonburg VA.”

 



STATTON, ARTHUR B.

 

Born: 3-27-1870  Sycamore IL                                   married: Lola Mae Brown

Died: 12-8-1937                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: 499

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1892    license, East Nebraska Conference

1896    ordained, East Nebraska Conference

 

Interment: Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown MD

Obit: 1938,22

 

1890-94           faculty, York College

1894-97           Olin IA

1897-98           Hagerstown St. Paul’s, Maryland Conference

1898                transfer to Maryland Conference

1898-01           Hagerstown St. Paul’s

1901                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference

1901-17           Hagerstown St. Paul’s

1917-25           conference superintendent

1925-37           bishop, Southwest District

 

Note: Holdcraft’s 1939 History of the Pennsylvania Conference, page ix, gives a brief biography.  See 1916,81 for an obituary of his mother.  He is the son of Isaac K. Statton (1830-1903) of the Virginia Conference.  Three of Isaac’s brothers (George W., John F. and David E.) were also members of the Virginia Conference.  See Holdcraft,310 for a brief account of the Statton brothers.  The 1996 volume of The Chronicle, page 99, gives brief biographical comments on the Stattons.

 


 

STAUB, HENRY

 

Born: 4-22-1809  Heinrich, Germany             married: Hannah Haines

Died: 11-16-1890  Spencerville OH                           obit: [9/30/1810 – 4/28/1854]

Miller-Raker #: 244

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1841    license, recommended by Old Otterbein

1844    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1842-43           served in the Allegheny Conference?

1843-44           Dauphin Circuit

1844-46           Lancaster circuit

1846                charter member of East Pennsylvania Conference

1846-48           Lebanon circuit

1848-50           Dauphin circuit

1850-51           Berks County circuit

1851                transfer to Scioto Conference

1853                charter member of Ohio German Conference

1853-               Dayton

 

Note: Henry Staub was denominational editor for German publications 1851-55.  There are several references to him regarding German publications in Ness’ 1966 History of Publishing in the EUB Church.

 


 

STAUB, JOHN R.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1872    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1876    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1879                expelled

 


 

STAUFFER, A.P.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                                       obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1877-78           Middletown

 


 

STEARN, CHARLES THOMAS

 

Born: 1-1-1839  Mt. Jackson VA                               married: Anna Duterra

Died: 5-19-1909  York PA                                         obit:

Miller-Raker #: 363

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1857    quarterly conference license, Lacey Spring circuit

1859    license, Virginia Conference

1863    ordained, Rock River Conference

 

Interment: Louden Cemetery, Baltimore MD

Obit: 1909,124

 

1859-60           Woodstock circuit

1860-61           Pendelton & Highland circuits

1861-62           Winchester circuit

1862                Highland circuit (had to resign and leave due to Civil War)

1862-63           Chicago mission, Rock River Conference

1863                transfer to Rock River Conference

1863-64           Chicago mission

1854-65           Hagerstown, Virginia Conference

1865                transfer to Virginia Conference

1865-68           Frederick & Myersville circuits

1868-71           Boonsboro circuit

1871                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference

1871-75           Baltimore Second

1875-78           Mechanicsburg

1878-82           presiding elder, Baltimore District

1882-86           presiding elder, Harrisburg District

1886-89           Harrisburg Otterbein

1889-90           Baltimore Fifth Street

1890-94           Chambersburg

1894-02           York Second

1902-03           presiding elder, Baltimore District

1903-09           too ill to itinerate, served as conference missionary

 


 

STEARNS, JACK EDWIN

 

Born: 6-24-1935                                                          married: Sharon _____

Died:                                                                           obit: (divorce c1992/3?)

Miller-Raker #: 753                                                     married2: Sara Jane _____

Fulton #: no                                                                 obit2:

Gibble list: no

                                                                                   

1955    license, recommended by Carlisle Grace

1961    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1957-58           West Hill

1958-61           student, Fuller Theological Seminary

1961-65           Greenmount

1965-70           graduate student

1970                transfer to Baltimore Conference

1970-78           chaplain, Brook Lane Psychiatric Center

1978-83           pastoral counselor

1983-87           director, pastoral counseling for Memphis Conference

1987-92           regional director, pastoral counseling

1992-               director, Asbury Village


 

STEELE. DAVID WILLIAM

 

Born: 10-7-1823  Buffalo Valley PA                         married: Nancy Summerville

Died: 12-23-1902  Jefferson County PA                    obit: [11/22/1827 – 8/29/1903]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 168

Gibble list: no

 

1875    license, Allegheny Conference

1878    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

 

Interment: Zion Cemetery, Jefferson County PA

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1903,29

 

1874-77           Brookville

1877-78           ?

1878-80           Burnside

1880-82           Mahoning

                        (no longer active)


 

STEHMAN. HENRY HERR

 

Born: 9-4-1829                                                            married: Barbara Herr [4/17/1855]

Died:                                                                           obit: [12/15/1834 – ?]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1872    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1875    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1871-75           Strasburg

1880-81           Lancaster

1888    name erased

 

Note: Henry H. Stehman is the son of John Stehman.  He was a local pastor living in Millersville.
 


 

STEHMAN, JACOB

 

Born: 10-9-1816                                                          married:

Died: 11-4-1892  Soudersburg PA                             obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1849    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1852    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: United Brethren Cemetery, Intercourse PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1893,32

           

Note: Jacob Stehman was a local pastor associated with Paradise St. John’s.  Gibble’s 1951 History of the East Pennsylvania Conference, page 151, gives biographical material.
 


 

STEHMAN, JOHN

 

Born: 7-15-1801                                                          married: Anna Nancy Herr

Died: 6-4-1887                                                            obit: [9/5/1801 – 6/18/1886]

Miller-Raker #: 265

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1842    license

1845    ordained

 

Interment: Stehman’s Church, Lancaster County

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1888,40

 

1846                charter member of East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Note: John Stehman is the father of Henry H. Stehman.  This surname is also rendered STAMAN.  Gibble’s 1951 History of the East Pennsylvania Conferences, pages 132 and 136, gives biographical material.  Mrs. Stehman is the granddaughter of the Abraham Herr (1751-1823) discussed on page 57 of Gibble’s history.

 


 

STEIGERWALT, ANDREW

 

Born: 11-28-1814                                                        married:

Died: 12-29-1872                                                        obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1849    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1853    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Ebenezer Cemetery, Lebanon County PA

Obit:

 

1849-50           Northumberland Mission

1850-53           Halifax circuit

1853-54           Hummelstown circuit

1854-55           Lebanon circuit

1855-57           Annville

1857-59           presiding elder

1859-60           Myerstown

1860-61           presiding elder

1861-63           Lebanon Salem

1863-64           Myerstown

1864-66           Bellegrove circuit

1866-68          

1868-69           Bellegrove circuit

1869                charter member of East German Conference

1869-71          

1871-72           Union Deposit circuit

 

Note:  Some references list this man as ADAM Steigerwalt.

 



STEIN, JAMES H. JR

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 601

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1924    license, recommended by York First

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1925-26           Dover

1932                referred back to quarterly conference, page 37

 


 

STEINER, ALBERT JACOB

 

Born:   8-14-1912Unity Township PA                       married: Ava M. Brown

Died: 1-17-2005                                                          obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 2003,?

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1936    quarterly conference license

1943    license, Allegheny Conference

1942    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 2005,352

 

1940-43           Utah Methodist Episcopal Church

1943-46           Coaplort

1946-47           Bradenville

1947-63           local elder

    1947-63  World Gospel Mission, TX

1963-72           Greensburg Fourth Street

1972-78           Beaver Falls Otterbein - Bennets Run

1978                retired

    1979-2004  visitation pastor, Beaver Falls Concord 

 


 

STEINER, J. GOODWIN

 

Born:                                                                          married:

Died: 6-10-1925                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 169

Gibble list: yes

 

1875    license, Allegheny Conference

1878    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1874-75           Brookville circuit

1875-76           Bellefont circuit

1876-77           Allegheny circuit

1877-80           student, Bonebrake [United] Theological Seminary in Dayton OH

1880-80           Industry (part-year)

1880-82           Shamokin First, East German Conference

1882                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1882-84           Paradise St. John’s

1888-89           living in Marietta

1889-91           living in Lebanon

1891-94           living in Philadelphia

1894-95           no address given

1895-01           living in Knoxville, Tioga County [believed to be an error for Knoxdale]

1901-16           living in Knoxdale, Jefferson County

1916-17           living in Brookville

1917-25           living in Los Angeles

 

Note: J.G. Steiner is a mystery.  He is described in Fulton’s 1931 History of the Allegheny Conference, page 183, as serving Knoxdale in 1860 while “a practicing physician and a member of the Pennsylvania Conference.”  J. Goodwin Steiner is listed as an 1882 graduate of Lebanon Valley College; since J.G. appears to have already been a physician and a seminary graduate, this is a mystery – but the Los Angeles address and death date point to it being the same person.

 



STEPHENSON, WILLIAM

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died: 1853                                                                  obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 64

Gibble list: no

 

1845    license, Allegheny Conference

1848    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

 

Interment: Wayne CU.B. Church Cemetery, Mifflin County PA

Obit: Allegheny Conference

 

1844-45           Susquehanna

1845-47           Sinamahoning

1847-48           Huntingdon

1848-50           Bellefonte

1850-52           Juniata

 


 

STEWART, OLIVER THOMAS

 

Born: 5-2-1853  Grange PA                                        married: Caroline Reits

Died: 3-15-1919 Punxsutawney PA                           obit: Allegheny Conference 1928,63

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 223

Gilbble list: no

 

1887    quarterly conference license

1888    license, Allegheny Conference

1890    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1919,86

 

1887-88           Cooksburg

1888-89           Allegheny

1889-91           Newburg        

1891-92           Tuscarora

1892-94           Hustontown

1894-95           Cambria

1895-96           Jenner’s Cross Roads

1896-98           Bigler

1898-00           East Freedom

1900-02           Glasgow

1902-04           Mahoning

1904-06           Mahaffey

1906-07           West Decatur

1907-08           Runville

1908-10           Ligonier

1910-12           Bethel

1912-14           New Florence

1914-15           Industry

1915-16           Zion

1916-18           Jefferson

1918                retired

 


 

STILLWAGON, GEORGE WHITE

 

Born: 11-15-1826  Connellsville PA                           married: Jane French [9/28/1848]

Died: 4-13-1890  Connellsville PA                             obit: [6/21/1828 – 7/28/1913]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 128

Gibble list: no

 

1863    license, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Hillgrove Cemetery, Connellsville PA

Obit:

 

1869                name erased

 

 

Note: George Stillwagon is a brother to Charles K. Stillwagon (1834-1900) of the Pittsburgh Conference of the Methodist Protestant Church.  He was a local preacher for over 20 years, but he never served under appointment.  George W. Stillwagon is a second cousin to the grandfather of Josiah David Stillwagon Jr (1909-1988) of the Western Pennsylvania Conference.  Mrs. Stillwagon is sometimes given as Elizabeth French or Jane Lane.


 

STINE. CAWLEY HOOVER

 

Born: 9-12-1899  Rockville PA                                  married: Emma Minerva Witmeyer

Died: 12-12-1984                                                        obit: [1932,21]

Miller-Raker #: no                                                       married2: Ruth Adell Sellers

Fulton #: no                                                                 obit2: 1983,416

Gibble list: yes

 

1917    quarterly conference license, Rockville

1918    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1923    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Shoops Cemetery, Harrisburg PA

Obit: 1985,417

 

1916-20           student, Lebanon Valley College

1920-23           student, Bonebrake [United] Theological Seminary in Dayton OH

1923-31           Baltimore Otterbein

1931-43           Philadelphia Second

1943-54           Harrisburg State Street (ending 12/31/54)

1955-68           general treasurer, Evangelical United Brethren Church (1/1/55 – 12/31/68)

1968                retired

                        1969         Steelton Mt. Zion (1/1/69 – 10/5/69)

                        1969-71  Manada Hill

                        1971-83  assistant, New Cumberland Trinity

 


 

STINE, FRANK LESTER

 

Born: 8-18-1877  near Sharpsburg MD                      married: Bessie Magdalene Thomas

Died: 1-4-1950                                                            obit: 1948,36

Miller-Raker #: 534

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1904    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1905    license

1919    ordained

 

Interment: Boonsboro MD

Obit: 1950,22

 

1903-05           Intercourse (resigned soon after start of 2nd year; see 1905,4)

1905                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference

1905-06           Wolfsville

1906-07           Williamsport MD (not able to accept the appointment  1907,22)

1907-10           living in Baltimore

1910-11           Grant circuit, Frederick District of Baltimore Conference of ME Church

1911-13           Bendersville

1913-17           Mechanicsburg (also: student at Lebanon Valley College, graduated 1916)

1917-23           Mont Alto

1923-30           Gettysburg (also: student at Lutheran Theological Seminary, graduated 1929)

1930-47           Boonsboro

1948                retired

 


 

STINESPRING, CHARLES W.

 

Born: 7-27-1852  Dayton VA                                     married:

Died: 2-22-1919  Harrisonburg VA                            obit:

Miller-Raker #: 417

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1876    license, Virginia Conference

1880    ordained, Virginia Conference

 

Interment: Dayton VA

Obit: 1919,68

 

1876-77           Shady Grove circuit

1877-79           Westernport

1879-80           Hagerstown

1880-82           Frederick station

1882-84           Churchville

1884-85           Baltimore Woodberry mission, Pennsylvania Conference

1885                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference

1885-87           Baltimore Woodberry mission [Otterbein Memorial]

1887-89           Baltimore Fifth

1889-90           supernumerary

1890-91           Boonsboro, Maryland Conference

1891-92           Chewsville, Maryland Conference

1892                transfer to Maryland Conference

1892-93                      Chewsville

1893-95           Walkersville

1895-02           Frederick

1902                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference

1902-04           Frederick

1904-06           Baltimore Franklin Street

1906-10           field secretary, Quincy Orphanage and Home

1910-12           field representative, UB Publishing House

1912-16           field secretary, Quincy Orphanage and Home

 


 

STIVERSON, WILLIAM GRAFTON

 

Born: 5-13-1872  Enterprise OH                                married: Nettie _____

Died: 5-11-1948  Leesburg OH                                  obit: [2/23/1876 – 11/1/1975]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 337

Gibble list: no

 

?          license, ? Conference

1899    ordained, ? Conference

 

 

Interment: Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Leesburg OH

Obit: Southeast Ohio Conference 1948,11

 

1904-05           faculty, Otterbein University in Westerville OH

1905                transfer to the Allegheny Conference

1905-06           Braddock First

1906-07           Philipsburg

1907-10           Altoona First

1910-13           chaplain, U.S. Army Eighth Cavalry

1913                transfer to Southeast Ohio Conference

 

Note William G. Stiverson is a brother to John Wallace Edward Stiverson (1868-1952) of the Nebraska Conference of the EUB Church.


 

STOLL, GEORGE

 

Born: Germany                                                           married:

Died: 1911                                                                  obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1868    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1874    ordained, East German Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1911,33

 

1868-69           Mount Joy circuit (ending about 1/1/69)

1869                charter member of East German Conference

1869-70           Tamaqua (starting about 1/1/69)

1874-75           Union Deposit circuit

1878-79           Camden Mission

1893-94           Baltimore Seventh

1901                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Note: George Stoll did not regularly attend conferences or receive appointments.

 


 

STOLTE, ROBERT HUFFMAN

 

Born: 6-5-1926  Newburg PA                                    married: Jean Kostenbauder

Died: 9-12-1973  Hanover PA                                    obit:

Miller-Raker #: 707

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1948    license, recommended by Newburg

1952    ordained

 

Interment: cremation

Obit: 1974,431

 

1949-52           chaplain, Xenia OH Soldiers and Sailors Orphans Home

1952-61           Yoe Salem (ending 1/1/1961)

1961-73           Hanover Lohr’s Memorial (beginning 1/2/1961)

 


 

STONECIPHER, ALVIN H.M.

 

Born: 10-6-1888  Harrison County IN                       married: Blanch Ritchie

Died: 4-9-1981                                                            obit: [d. 1965]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1906    license, Methodist Episcopal Church, South

1912    ordained deacon, Methodist Episcopal Church, South

1922    ordained, White River Conference of the United Brethren Church

 

Interment: Grandview Memorial Park, Annville PA

Obit: Eastern Pennsylvania Conference 1981,269

 

1909-17           student, Vanderbilt University in Nashville TN

1917-22           faculty, Indiana Central University in Indianapolis IN

1922                transfer to White River Conference of the United Brethren Church

1922-32           faculty, Indiana Central University in Indianapolis IN

1932-33           faculty, Lebanon Valley College

1933                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1933-58           faculty, Lebanon Valley College

1958                retired

                        1960-68  Mount Gretna

 


 

STONER, JOHN CLARK

 

Born: 2-18-1906  Tarrs PA                                         married: Violet Mabel Stein

Died: 12-6-1975  Portage PA                                     obit:  Western Pennsylvania Conference 1987,413

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 529

Gibble list: no

 

1929    quarterly conference license

1930    license, Allegheny Conference

1937    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Westmoreland Memorial Park, Greensburg PA

Obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 1976,332

 

1928-32           student, Otterbein College in Westerville OH

1932-34           student, Western Seminary in Pittsburgh PA

1934-40           Wall

1940-42           Punxsutawney First

1942-47           Scottdale

1947-48           East Connellsville

1948-52           Philipsburg

1952-63           Portage Trinity

1963-65           without appointment

1965                retired

                             Mt. Olive

 


 

STONER, SAMUEL HESS

 

Born:                                                                           married: Mary E. Boose

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1942    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1946    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1938-42           student, Lebanon Valley Vollege

                            1940-41  Silver Spring

                            1941-42  Hillsdale

1942-44           student, Bonebrake [United] Theological Seminary in Dayton OH

1944-62           Lykens Grace

1962-78           Manheim Salem

1978                retired

                            1978-79  Schuylkill Haven

                            1979-80  Clearfield

 


 

STOUFFER, HENRY

 

Born: 9-16-1795                                                          married:

Died: 4-30-1884                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: 221

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes [STAUFFER]

 

1833    quarterly conference license

1837    license

 

Interment: Salem Church, Franklin County PA

Obit: 1885,31

 

Note: Henry Stouffer lived near Rocky Spring, Franklin County.  A farmer who preached locally, he never entered the itinerancy.

 


 

STOVER, GERALD

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1931    license, Allegheny Conference: recommended by Altoona First

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1934               name erased, page 97

 

Note: Gerald Stover apparently never served under appointment.  He is otherwise unknown.

 


 

STRADER, RONALD KEITH

 

Born: 9-22-1932                                                          married: Jean _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 807

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1963    license, recommended by Enola Mt. Zion

1970    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1962-74           Young’s-Mt. Zion

1974-79           Genesee-Ulysses

1979-88           Fort Louden-Edenville

1988-94           Danville Trinity

1994                retired

 



STRASBAUGH, RALPH A.

 

Born: 9-23-1886  Menges Mills PA                            married: Elsie M. Beshore

Died: 1-23-1971  Shiremanstown PA                         obit: 1975,167

Miller-Raker #: 610

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1919    quarterly conference license, Pleasant Grove-York Haven charge

1920    license

1924    ordained

 

Interment: Roth’s Church Cemetery, York County PA

Obit: 1971,364

 

1921-26           Lemasters

1926-31           Keedysville

1931-36           Greenmount

1936-59           Shiremanstown

1959                retired

                             1960-61  Fishing Creek Salem (7/2/1960 to 7/2/1961)

                             1962        Shepherdstown (4/29/1962 to 10/7/1962)

 

Note: His son Wayne V. Strasbaugh, although he never pursued the ministry, was granted a quarterly conference license by the Greenmount charge 5/29/1934 and served as director of development at Lebanon Valley College 1959-64.

 


 

STRATTON, WILLIAM DANIEL

 

Born: 6-30-1858  Wayne County OH                        married: Sarah Alice Taylor

Died: 7-21-1942                                                          obit: [Michigan Conference 1946,30]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1887    license, Michigan Conference

1889    ordained, Michigan Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Michigan Conference 1942,26

 

1887-88           Aurelius

1888-89

1889-90           Charlotte

1890-91           Barry circuit

1891-93           Grand Rapids mission

1893-95           faculty, Western College in Toledo IA

1895-96           Grand Rapids

1896-05           conference superintendent

1905-06           Lake Odessa

1906-08           Petoskey

1908                "transfer" to Allegheny Conference

1908-09

1909-10           Altoona Second

1910-11

1911                "transfer" to Michigan Conference

1911-13

1913-14           Caledonia

1914-16           Freemont

1916-17

1917-18           Casco

1918-20           Hastings

1920-21           Branch

1921-24           Brown City

1924-27

1927                retired

 

Note: Michigan Conference records indicated W.D. Stratton formally transferred to the Allegheny Conference in 1908 and "returned" in 1911, but the Allegheny Conference records do not indicate that there ever was an official transfer.  W.D. Stratton supposedly served 18 years as conference superintendent, and so it is possible that some of the latter "blank" years represent service in that capacity.  The death date of Mrs. Stratton, not given in her "obituary," is 11/9/1899.

 



STRAUB, LOUIS ERNEST

 

Born: 3-3-1907                                                            married: Martha Priscilla Elser

Died: 6-12-1968                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: 679

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1934    license, recommended by Baltimore Salem

1941    ordained

 

Interment: Winter Park FL

Obit: Florida Conference 1968,?

 

1934-41           living in Baltimore

1941-45           West Fairview (beginning 7/1/1941)

1945-49           Mont Alto

1949-58           York Second (ending 1/12/1958)

1958-59                      Orlando-Winter Park, Florida Conference (beginning 1/12/1958; 1958,59) 

1959                transfer to Florida Conference, page 90

 


 

STRAYER, DANIEL

 

Born: 11-8-1829  Cambria County PA                       married: Susannah Noon [1850]

Died: 2-21-1903                                                          obit: [1834-1879]

Miller-Raker #: no                                                       married2: Mrs. Elizabeth M. Walter

Fulton #: no                                                                 obit2: Allegheny Conference 1919,83

Gibble list: no                                                             

 

?          ordained, Evangelical Association

 

Interment: Beaver Valley PA

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1903,25

 

1862-64           Ligonier circuit

1866-67           Stahlstown

1871                "transfer" to Allegheny Conference of the United Brethren Church

 

Note: The "transfer" of Daniel Strayer is not noted in Fulton's list.  Daniel Strayer is an uncle to Evangelical minister Franklin Joseph Strayer (1852-1938), the father of George R. Strayer and John F. Strayer.  The second Mrs. Strayer [nee Elizabeth Matilda Gates] was a sister to Lafayette M. Gates and the widow of a J.S. Walter.  [Caution: There is another Daniel Strayer (1790-1869) in the Sandusky Conference of the united Brethren Church.]

 



STRAYER, GEORGE R. M.

 

Born: 12-?-1883                                                          married: May Geyer

Died: 12-19-1953                                                        obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 1961,40

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 379

Gibble list: no

 

1909    quarterly conference license

1910    license, Allegheny Conference

1914    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: 1954,23

 

1909-13           McKeesport First

1913-16           student, Bonebrake [United] Theological Seminary in Dayton OH

                             1913-16  Dayton Belmont

1916-19           Trafford City

1919-20           Monessen (ending 3/15/1920)

1920-22           Scottdale (beginning 3/15/1920)

1922-25           field agent, Bonebrake [United] Theological Seminary

1925-28           Altoona Second

1928-33           Johnstown Westmont

1933-45           Portage

1945-46           ?

1946-47           Altoona First (beginning 3/1946)

1947-48           conference evangelist

1948-49           Altoona Pleasant Valley

1949                retired

 

Note: George R. Strayer is the son of Franklin Joseph Strayer (1852-1938) of the Pittsburgh and Oregon Conferences of the United Evangelical Church, and a brother to John F. Strayer.

 



STRAYER, JOHN FRANKLIN

 

Born: 3-8-1886  Buena Vista OR                               married: Bessie Rosevear

Died: 8-14-1960                                                          obit: [2/15/1885 – 9/12/1953]

Miller-Raker #: no                                                       married2: Mrs. Alice Vinton Hogard

Fulton #: 367                                                               obit2:

Gibble list: no

 

1907    quarterly conference license

1909    license, Allegheny Conference

1914    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Forest Lawn Cemetery, Johnstown PA

Obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 1961,38

 

1907-08           Hustontown (beginning 2/1/1908)

1908-10           Clarington

1910-15           Zion

1915-18           student, Bonebrake [United] Theological Seminary

1918-22           Woodland (beginning 5/1918)

1922-27           Latrobe

1927-36           McKeesport Shoemaker Memorial

1936-42           Youngwood

1942-46           South Williamsport

1946-49           Woodland

1949-53           Punxsutawney First

1953-56           Altoona Third

1956                retired

                             1957  Marchand (Jan-Jun)

                             1958  Punxsutawney First (Jan-May)

 

Note: John F. Strayer is the son of Franklin Joseph Strayer (1852-1938) of the Pittsburgh and Oregon Conferences of the United Evangelical Church, and a brother to George F. Strayer.  The second Mrs. Strayer is also identified as Mrs. Alice Hogarth.

 



STRICKLER, CHRISTIAN

 

Born: 1805                                                                  married:

Died: 7-20-1841                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: 236

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1839    license

 

Interment:

Obit: 1842,50

 


 

STRICKLER, DANIEL

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 21

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1791    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1808                dismissed

 


 

STRICKLER, DAVID

 

Born: 5-11-1814  near Mount Joy PA                                    married: Mary Ann Greiner

Died: 10-5-1888                                                          obit: [2/14/1829 – 9/12/1853]

Miller-Raker #: no                                                       married2: [1/1/1867]

Fulton #: no                                                                 obit2:

Gibble list: yes

 

1854    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1857    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Mount Lebanon Cemetery, Lebanon PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1889,32

1849-53           editor, Busy Martha

1853-56

1856-57           Harrisburg Front Street

1857-58           Lancaster circuit

1858-60           presiding elder

1860-61

1861-62           Lancaster

1862-65           presiding elder

1865-81

1881-82           Halifax Otterbein

1882-83           Baltimore Scott Street

 

Note: David Strickler was also a school teacher.

 



STRICKLER, EARLE MONROE

 

Born: 11-18-1890  Newmanstown PA                       married: Mary Rebecca Bowman

Died: 5-25-1987  Orange County CA                                    obit: [2/4/1892 - ?/?/1983]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1923    quarterly conference license

1924    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1930    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Eastern Pennsylvania Conference 1987, 7.12

 

1902-23           school teacher

1923-26           Pequea

1926-28           Royalton

1928-32           Iona

1932-39           Mt. Maemel

1939-41           Grantville

1941-43           Tremont circuit

1943                moved to California

 

Note: Earle M. Strickler is the father of Philip Strickler and Warren L. Strickler.

 



STRICKLER, ANDREW PHILIP

 

Born: 4-24-1922                                                          married: Lucille _____

Died: 9-21-2000                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1942    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Eastern Pennsylvania Conference 2001,?

 

1943-54           Jonestown circuit

1954-56           evangelist

1956-57           Lebanon Ebenezer

1957                transfer to California Conference

1957-58

1958-64           Warner Memorial

1964-66           Los Angeles Grace

1966                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1966-71           Ono

1971-76           Ono & Shirk’s

1976-87           Ono

1987                retired

                        1987-90  Kleinfeltersville

 

Note: A. Philip Strickler is the son of Earle M. Strickler and the brother of Warren L. Strickler.

 



STRICKLER, WAREN LEO

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1935    quarterly conference license

1937    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1938-40           Lickdale

1940-43           Brunnerville

1943                transfer to California Conference

1943-54           [California Conference]

1954                no longer listed in the EUB yearbook

 

Note: Warren L. Strickler is the son of Earle M. Strickler and the brother of A, Philip Strickler.

 



STRINE, GEORGE W.

 

Born: 2-22-1880  Strinestown PA                              married: Emma Grace Prowell

Died: 4-13-1938                                                          obit: 1943,30

Miller-Raker #: 542

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1899    quarterly conference license

1900    license, Pennsylvania Conference of the United Brethren Old Constitution

1904    ordained, Pennsylvania Conference of the United Brethren Old Constitution

 

Interment: Strinestown Cemetery, Strinestown PA

Obit: 1938,24

 

1900-03           Mountain Grove mission (Yocumtown area)

1903-05           Shippensburg mission

1905-06           Carlisle mission

1906-07           St. Thomas circuit

1907                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference, United Brethren Church

1907-09           Mont Alto

1909-13           Greenmount circuit

1913-20           Spry

1920-26           Greencastle

1926-30           Frederick

1930-33           Emisgville

1933-35           Yoe

1935-38           Manchester-Jerusalem

 


 

STROCK, ROBERT EUGENE

 

Born: 3-24-1920  Chambersburg PA                          married: Katharine R. Hill

Died: 2-2-1993                                                            obit:

Miller-Raker #: 793

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1961    license, recommended by Edenville

1967    ordained

 

Interment: St. Thomas Cemetery, St. Thomas PA

Obit: 1993,477

 

1962-77           Oakville

1977-86           Altoona East End

1986                retired

                        visitation pastor, Morrisville (Eastern Pennsylvania Conference)

                        interim pastor, Warminster St. Andrew’s (Eastern Pennsylvania Conference)

                        visitation pastor, Hatboro Lehman (Eastern Pennsylvania Conference)

                        chaplain, Warminster Eastern Star Home

 


 

STROHM, JAMES NEVIN.

 

Born:   9-13-1913McKeesport PA                              married: Lois Margaret Zollars

Died: 1-27-2006                                                          obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 1985,396

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

1933    quarterly conference license

1935    license, Allegheny Conference recommended by McKeesport Shoemaker

1942    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Penn Lincoln Cemetery, North Huntington PA

Obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 2006,393

 

1939-40    Mahaffey (beginning 4/28/1939)

1940-42    Arona

1942-43    Beaver Falls

1943-46    Ligonier

1946-48    student, Juniata College

                     1946-48  Mapleton

1948-51    student Bonebrake [United] Theological Seminary in Dayton OH

1951-63    Jeannette Claridge

1963-67    Wilkinson Grace

1967-70    Dunlo and director, Camp Allegheny

1970-79    director, Camp Allegheny

1979          retired

 


 

STUM, DAVID EDWARD

 

Born: 11-13-1944                                                        married: Shelia _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 816

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1964    license, recommended by Lemoyne Calvary

1969    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1962-66                      student, Lebanon Valley College

                            1963-64  Adamsville-Pleasant Grove

1966-69           student, Boston University School of Theology

                        1968-69  assistant, Newtonville MA

1969-70           Benevola-Mt. Lena

1970                transfer to Baltimore Conference

1970-76           Benevola circuit

1976-80           Bethesda

1980-85           Covenant-Washington Grove

1985-95           Covenant

1995-96           General Board of Global Ministries

1996-               Silver Spring Good Shepherd

 


 

STUMP, CHARLES

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 361

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1871    license, page 8

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1873                transfer to Ohio German Conference

 



STURGEON, EUGENE FRY

 

Born:                                                                           4-12-1857Hagerstown MDmarried: Sarah M. Manges

Died:                                                               4-10-1930obit: [1866-1932]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gilbble list: no

 

1918    license, Methodist Protestant Church

 

Interment: Burnside Cemetery, Burnside PA

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1930,64

 

1919              "transfer" to Allegheny Conference of the United Brethren Church

1919-20         Albion (6 months)

1920-24         Three Springs

1924-28         Mahaffey

1928-30         Casselman

 

Note: Eugene Fry Sturgeon served as a local pastor.

 


 

SUMMY, CLARENCE IRA

 

Born: 3-7-1915  Lancaster County PA                       married: Mrs. Lillian Johnson

Died: 3-9-2005  Staunton VA                                                obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1943-46           Tremont St. John’s

 

                        Calvary Bible Church of Mount Joy PA

                       

Note: Clarence I. Summy is listed under “other employed in the conference” and his status or credentials are unknown.  The maiden name of Mrs. Summy is Huntley.
 


 

SUPPLEE, B.C.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1907    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1908    withdrew

 


 

SUTTON, JAMES

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died: 1844                                                                  obit:

Miller-Raker #: 141

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1828    license

 

Interment:

Obit: 1844,55

 

Note: James Sutton is the grandfather (through his daughter Eve Sutton Zeek) of Elias A. Zeek.


 

SWAIN, JAMES A.

 

Born: 11-7-1907  Hooversville PA                             married: Edna Marie Boyts

Died:12-?-1968                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1933    license, Allegheny Conference

1941    ordained, Virginia Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1933                transfer to Virginia Conference

 

Note: A biographical sketch of James A. Swain is given in Glovier's 1965 History of the Virginia Conference, page 284.

 



SWANGER, MURRAY LEE.

 

Born: 9-16-1893                                                          married: Edna Mowery [1912]

Died: 7-26-1982  Newburg PA                                  obit:

Miller-Raker #: no                                                       married2: Ida M. Cramer [1926]

Fulton #: no                                                                 obit2: [1/18/1902 – 9/1/1973]

Gibble list: no

 

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1918-19           Birdsboro Grace (until the end of February; see 1919,6)

 

Note: M.L. Swanger served while a student at Lebanon Valley Academy, from which graduated in 1920.  He graduated from Lebanon Valley College in 1924 and pursued a career in education.

 


 

SWANK, EDWIN H.

 

Born: 1876  Somerset County PA                              married: Eliza Jane Heefner [11/12/1912]

Died: 12-20-1951  Huntingdon County PA               obit: [11/12/1886 – 8/24/1973]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 390

Gibble list: no

 

?          license, Pittsburgh Conference of the Evangelical Association

 

Interment: Mount Union Cemetery, Mount Union PA

Obit:

 

1896-97           Lickingville

1897-02           ?

1902-03           Indiana

1903-04           Mowrytown

1904-06           Berkeley Springs

1906-07           Johnstown circuit, Pittsburgh Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

1907-09           ?

1909-10           Houserville, Allegheny Conference of the United Brethren Church

1910-11           Hustontown, Allegheny Conference of the United Brethren Church

1911                admitted on credentials, Allegheny Conference of the United Brethren Church

1911-12           Hustontown

1912-13           Waukesha

1913                withdrew

1914                admitted as a local pastor in the Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

1914-15           Burnt Cabins

1915-19           Alum Bank

1919-22           Ennisville

1922-24           New Millport

1924-25           Karthaus

 


 

SWANK, JOHN

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1863    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1860-62           Northumberland Mission

1862-63

1863-64           Northumberland Mission

1864-65           Shamokin circuit

1865-66          

1866                withdrew



 

SWARTZ, C.L.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1900    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1902-03           Catawissa circuit (“for a brief time”; see 1903,5)

1906                referred

 

Note: C.L. Swartz lived in Hummelstown and was referred back his quarterly conference for licensing and service at that level, apparently because he was not making progress toward and/or not showing interest in completing the steps toward the itinerancy.

 



SWARTZ, CHAUNCEY ROYALTON

 

Born: 1-30-1894  Lebanon County PA                      married: Alice Cora Sherman

Died: 10-18-1967  Willow Street PA                         obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1954,31

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1930    quarterly conference license, Hochenderfer’s

1932    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1936    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

                       

Interment: Kochenderfer’s Cemetery, Lebanon PA

Obit: Eastern Conference 1968,120

 

1928-32           Barry

1932-43           Bellegrove

1943-47           Highville

1947-48           Avon

1948-53           Ranck’s

1953-60           Grantville

1960-64           Valley View

1964    retired



 

SWARTZ, PETER

 

Born: 1774  Berks County PA                                    married: Mary Christina _____

Died: 10 -?-1845                                                         obit: [12/17/1771 – 1/11/1847]

Miller-Raker #: 61

Fulton #: 22

Gibble list: yes

 

1811    license

1816    ordained

 

Interment: Neimonds Church, near Richfield PA

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1846,2

 

1839                charter member of Allegheny Conference

 

Note: Peter Swartz was a farmer in Snyder County.  Any service he performed was as a local preacher, and he never served under appointment.  His son Peter Swartz Jr. (1813-1880) farmed in Juniata County and reportedly also served as a local preacher.


 

SWARTZ, RICHARD WALLACE

 

Born:                                                                           married: Dorothy Elizabeth Werner

Died:                                                                           obit: 1990,468

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1948    license, East Pennsylvania Conference – recommended by Harrisburg Otterbein

1953    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1946-50           student, Lebanon Valley College

                             1949-50   Brunnerville

1950-53           student, United Theological Seminary in Dayton OH

                             1950-53   Englewood OH, Miami Conference

1953-59           Reading Zion

1959-62           Lebanon Trinity

1962-72           Oberlin Neidig Memorial

1972-77           Wormleysburg

1977-82           Geyers

1982-89           associate, Lewistown First

1989                retired

 



SWARTZ, SOLOMON L.

 

Born: 9-18-1827  Dauphin County PA                       married: Mary R. Nissley

Died: 10-6-1907                                                          obit: [d. 1858]

Miller-Raker #: no                                                       married2: Annie Wagner

Fulton #: no                                                                 obit2:

Gibble list: yes

 

1871    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1879    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Middletown Cemetery, Middletown PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1908,37

 

1877-78           Middletown

 

Note: S.L. Swartz never traveled as an itinerant, but he ministered as a class leader and local pastor and served as conference Missionary Treasurer for 21 years.

 


 

SYNAN, CARL A.

 

Born: 11-29-1943                                                        married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 868

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1961    temporary license, page 38

1963    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1961-65           Wolfsville

1965-66           conference board of evangelism

1966-78           West Ohio Conference

1978-82           Pacific Northwest Conference

1982                transfer to Baltimore Conference

1982-88           Lonaconing

1988-91           campus ministry, University of Southern Florida

1991-               campus ministry, Penn State University

 


 

SYPHER, JOHN

 

Born: 10-31-1800                                                        married: Lucinda Rinehart

Died: 6-24-1846                                                          obit: [3/4/1909-3/22/1856]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 43

Gibble list: no

 

1841    license, Allegheny Conference

1844    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

 

Interment: St. Michael’s Cemetery, Pfoutz Valley PA

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1847,3