Preserving and Celebrating Our United Methodist Heritage in Central and Northeast Pennsylvania

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Born: 10-5-1905  Lebanon PA                                   married: Lucetta Cordelia Dissinger

Died: 7-24-1982                                                          obit: Eastern Pennsylvania Conference 1977,584

Miller-Raker #: no                                                      married2: Elsie Jones Blaisley

Fulton #: no                                                                 obit2:

Gibble list: yes


1932    quarterly conference license, Lebanon Hebron

1932    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1936    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference


Interment: Stehman’s Church Cemetery, Millersville PA

Obit: Eastern Pennsylvania Conference 1983,333


1932-39           Jonestown circuit

1939-43           Mount Carmel (ending 11/43)

1943-51           Schuylkill Haven (beginning 11/43)

1951-52           Allentown Zion

1952-66           Hopeland

1966-71           Stehman’s & Green Hill

1971                retired

                             1972-73  Hopeland





Born: 6-27-1837  near Lebanon PA                           married: Mary Miller

Died: 6-12-1903  Lebanon PA                                   obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1933,24

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes


1876    license, East German Conference

1881    ordained, East German Conference


Interment: Ebenezer Cemetery, Lebanon PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1903,23


1875-78           Pine Grove circuit

1878-79           Susquehanna circuit

1879-80           Avon Zion

1880-81           Lehigh Valley circuit

1881-83           Philadelphia Port Richmond St. Paul’s

1883-86           Shamokin First

1886-89           Lebanon Glosbrenner Memorial

1889-91           Allentown Zion

1891-97           presiding elder

1897-99           Reading Trinity          

1899-01           Williamstown

1901                retired

1901                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference





Born: 4-19-1895  Lebanon County PA                      married: Sally Ann Heller

Died: 1-29-1986                                                          obit: Eastern Pennsylvania Conference 1978,555

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes


1926    quarterly conference license, Lebanon Salem

1927    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1931    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference


Interment: Zoar’s Lutheran Church Cemetery, Mt. Zion PA

Obit: Eastern Pennsylvania Conference 1986, VII.19


1925-32           Jonestown circuit

1932-63           Philadelphia Third

                             1944-45  Philadelphia Burholme

1963                retired 





Born: 3-16-1874  Dauphin County PA                       married: Susan M. Erb [8/22/1901]

Died: 9-25-1958  Dauphin County PA                       obit: [7/6/1873 – 12/6/1951]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes


1908    license, East Pennsylvania Conference


Interment: Paxtang Cemetery, Harrisburg PA



1908-10           Jacksonville circuit

1910-11           living in Enders

1911-14           living in Middletown

1914                referred


Note: Albert N. Ulrich is the father of Clarence E. Ulrich and the grandfather of Clarence D. Ulrich.  Mrs. Ulrich is the daughter of Mennonite preacher John Erb (1839-1913).





Born: 1889                                                                  married: Amelia Starr

Died: [illegible]                                                           obit: Eastern Conference 1968,123

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes


1910    quarterly conference license, Manheim

1913    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1917    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference


Interment: Richwood UM Church Cemetery, Richwood NJ



1913-16           Birdsboro Grace

1916-30           Philadelphia First [Mt. Pisgah]

1930                removed

1933                restored

1933-46           Philadelphia Fourth

1946-70           listed without appointment

1970                no longer listed


Note: The only personal information on Charles Y. Ulrich is that he is the son of a Monroe D. Ulrich (1850-1924) and a Sarah Young (1847-1919).





Born: 5-3-1933  Reading PA                                      married: Pauline S. Heisey

Died: 10-28-2013  Cornwall PA                                obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no


1957    license, East Pennsylvania Conference: recommended by Mount Joy St. Mark’s

1959    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference


Interment: Brunnerville United Methodist Cemetery, Brunnerville PA

Obit: [none?]


1959-62           Hillsdale

1962-78           Avon

1978-88           Brunnerville

1988-94           Reading St. Matthew’s

1994                retired


Note: Clarence D. Ulrich is the son of Clarence E. Daugherty and the grandson of Albert N. Ulrich and Joseph Daugherty.





Born: 8-19-1903  Penbrook PA                                  married: Miriam Rebecca Daugherty

Died: 5-15-1972                                                          obit: Eastern Pennsylvania Conference 2001,7.331

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes


1924    quarterly conference license, Harrisburg Twenty-Ninth Street

1926    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1930    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference


Interment: Paxtang Cemetery, Harrisburg PA

Obit: Eastern Pennsylvania Conference 1972,334


1926-27           Pottstown

1930-35           Shoemakersville

1935-40           Lykens

1940-55           Linglestown & Colonial Park

1955-69           Mount Joy St. Mark’s

1969                retired


Note: Clarence E. Ulrich is the son of Albert N. Ulrich and the father of Clarence D. Ulrich.  Mrs. Ulrich is the daughter of Joseph Daugherty.




Born: 7-1-1889  Dauphin County PA                         married: Mary L. Pastor

Died: 9-21-1984  Naples FL                                       obit: [1890 – 2/11/1917]

Miller-Raker #: no                                                      married2: Mary Margaretta Schmidt

Fulton #: no                                                                 obit2: [11/25/1901 – 8/8/1990]

Gibble list: yes


1913    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference


Interment: cremated, ashes scattered in New London NH



1912-13           student, Lebanon Valley College

                             1912-13  Chambers Hill

1913-14           Intercourse

1914-16           student, Princeton Seminary in Princeton NJ

                             1914-16  assistant, Doylestown PA Presbyterian

1916                honorable dismissal to join Presbyterian Church

1916-17           student, Princeton Seminary in Princeton NJ

                             1916-17  supply, Forest Grove PA Presbyterian Church

                        Lancaster PA Bethany

1929-38           West Chester PA First Presbyterian

1938-51+         White Plains NY First Presbyterian


Note: The first Mrs. Ulrich was from Harrisburg.





Born: 6-21-1906                                                          married: Amanda S. Bomberger

Died: 2-13-1973                                                          obit: [Eastern Pennsylvania Conference 1987,8.6]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes


1929     quarterly conference license, Bellegrove

1931    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1938    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference


Interment: Bellegrove United Methodist Cemetery, Bellegrove PA

Obit: Eastern Pennsylvania Conference 1973,405


1930-31           Birdsboro circuit

1931-32           Philadelphia Fourth [Burholme]

1932-35           Hillsdale circuit

1935-41           Hopeland

1941-43           Schuylkill Haven (ending 11/43)

1943-46           chaplain, US Navy (beginning 11/43)

1946-47           Lebanon Memorial

1947-50           chaplain, Lebanon VA Hospital

                             1947-48  Brunnerville

1950-51           Lickdale

1951-53           Grantville

1953-59           Ranck’s

1959-61           Denver

1961-63           Highspire

1963-65           Paxinos circuit

1965-70           Fleetwood

1970                retired


Note. The birth date for Mrs. G. Jay Umberger is 2/5/1908.





Born: 3-8-1829  Windsor, Berks County PA             married: Maria Krause

Died: 3-12-1904                                                          obit: [10/30/1826 – 3/24/1915]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes


1872    license, East German Conference

1875    ordained, East German Conference


Interment: Mount Lebanon Cemetery, Lebanon PA



1875-76           Myerstown (part year?)

                        Allentown Zion (part year?)

1886                name erased


Note: Amos H. Unger moved to Lebanon in 1883, where he was a painter and paperhanger and a “consistent member of the Trinity UB church.”




Born: 11-23-1842                                                                    married: [1862]

Died: 6-16-1913                                                                      obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes


1871    license, East German Conference

1874    ordained, East German Conference


Interment: Union-West End Cemetery, Allentown PA



1870-71           Tamaqua

1871-72           Lehigh Valley circuit

1872-76           Reading Zion

1876-79           Allentown Zion

1879-80           Jonestown circuit

1880-81           Bucks County circuit


1883-84           Hopeland

1884-85           Camden Mission

1885-89           living in South Bethlehem

1895                transfer to ?

                        not listed in the United Brethren Yearbook


Note: Gibble also lists J.H. Unger as serving Jonestown circuit for at least part of the year 1874-75.  He could preach in English or German.





Born: 12-30-1896  Toledo OH                                   married: Myra Poole [aka Myra Stitely]

Died: 10-20-1935  Thurmont MD                              obit: [5/28/1897 – 1/9/1996]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no


1931    quarterly conference license, Frederick


Interment: Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Frederick MD

Obit: Pennsylvania Conference 1936,20


1933-35           Middletown-Pleasant Valley


Note: A longtime member of the church at Frederick MD, Carl A. Urban supplied the pulpit with a quarterly conference license.  Following the death of Carl A. Urban, his widow married a Mr. Amos T. Anderson.