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WACHTER, WILLIAM CORNELIUS

 

Born: 10-12-1881  Walkersville MD                          married: Ella Ida Aumen

Died: 10-10-1979                                                        obit: 1950,23

Miller-Raker #: 598                                                     married2: Mrs. Mettie C. Reightler Smith

Fulton #: no                                                                 obit2: 1965,109

Gibble list: no

 

1916    quarterly conference license, Walkersville    

1916    license, recommended by Walkersville

1924    ordained

 

Interment: Utica Cemetery, Lewistown MD

Obit: 1980,349

 

1920-21           Barts

1921-23           Taneytown

1923-26           Manchester

1926-30           Boonsboro

1930-35           Oakville

1935-37           Mechanicsburg circuit

1937-42           Springett

1942-49           Baltimore Old Otterbein

1949-55           Lemasters

1955                retired

                        supply pastor, Emmanuel EUB in Brooklyn MD

 

Note:  The dates for both licenses are from 1916,31 and do not agree with what was later erroneously published in the UM journals. 

 


 

WACKERMAN, HARRY E.

 

Born: 6-19-1943                                                          married: Peggy _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 809

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1963    license, recommended by York First

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1961-65           student, Lebanon Valley College

                            1962-65  student assistant, York First

1965-68           student, United Seminary

1968-70           associate, Shippensburg Messiah

1970-79           Jacobus (ending 8/1/1979)

1979-80           York Springs-Arnold’s (8/1/1979-8/26/1980)

1980                withdrew 8/26/80  1981,261

                        instrumental in starting Cedar Hill Baptist church in Dillsburg PA area

                        manager, American Eagle Outfitters

                        manager, Long John Silver’s Seafood Restaurant

1991-03           Aramark Services, West Chester University in West Chester PA

2003-               assistant program coordinator, Kennett Senior Center in Kennett Square PA

 


 

WADE, A.T.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 184

Gibble list: no

 

1877    license, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Allegheny Conference

 

1879                transfer to

 

 

Note: A.T. Wade never served under appointment in the Allegheny Conference.  He is otherwise unknown.


 

WAGGONER, WALTER E.

 

Born: 11-11-1896  Wertzville PA                               married: Leona Ruth King

Died: 4-24-1934  York PA                                         obit:

Miller-Raker #: 615

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1921    license, recommended by Mechanicsburg circuit

1932    ordained

 

Interment: Lutheran church cemetery, near Wertzville PA

Obit: 1934,20

 

1922-24           Fishing Creek Salem (attachment to York Haven charge)

1924-28           Mechanicsburg circuit, while a student at Lebanon Valley College

1928-32           Shepherdstown

1932-34           York Second

 


 

WAGNER, BARNARD

 

Born: 1820                                                                  married:

Died: 4-20-1893                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: 288

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1848    license

 

Interment:

Obit: Northwest Kansas Conference 1893,27

 

1849-50           Perry circuit

1851-52           Path Valley circuit

1855                transfer to Illinois Conference

 


 

WAGNER, D.R.

 

Born: 4-11-1864                                                          married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 519

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

?          license, West Virginia Conference

?          ordained, ?

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1893-01           Mt. Lake Park

1901-02           ?

1902-03           Rohrersville. Pennsylvania Conference

1903                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference, page 57

1903-04           Rohrersville

1904-06           Williamsport MD

1906-10           Red Lion circuit

1910-14           Winterstown

1914-15           Baltimore Scott Street [Dorguth]

1915-16           York Fourth

1916-17           Manchester

1917                local, living in Baltimore & Pasadena MD

1925                dropped, page 71                   

 

Note: Rev. Wagner is listed as being ordained in 1903, but the West Virginia Conference shows him transferring out in 1902 and there is no record of his being ordained by the Pennsylvania Conference.  His picture is in the 1916 directory in the York Fourth church file.

 



WAGNER, J.K.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 459

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1891    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1891    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1890-91           Florin Glossbrenner (beginning 10/31/90; see 1891,13)

1891-93           Springfield

1893                transfer to Northwest Kansas Conference

1893-96

1896                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference

1896-98           Newburg

1898-01           Path Valley  (resigned 9/1/1900)

1901                withdrew

 

Note: J.K. Wagner graduated from Bonebrake [United] Seminary in Dayton Ohio in 1890.  His pre-seminary location is unknown.  William B. Wagner had a son Jacob K. Wagner born 10/23/1843 who was practicing medicine in Blairstown IA 1878; there is a possibility that he is this J.K.W.

 



WAGNER, MILTON A.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Mary Ann Hughes

Died: 1/31/1958                                                          obit: Ohio East Conference 1960,105

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes [MARK A. WAGNER]

 

1915    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1921    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Ohio East Conference 1958,89&90


1913-14           Iona circuit (last part of year; see 1914,5)

1914-17           Chambers Hill

1917-18           Lebanon Bethany

1918-21           student, Bonebrake [United] Theological Seminary

1921-22           Akron OH Arlington Street, Ohio East Conference

1922                transfer to Ohio East Conference

1922-52           Akron Arlington Street [Wedgewood]

1952                retired

 


 

WAGNER, THEOPHILUS

 

Born: 11-6-1857  near McConnellsburg PA               married: Laura Mary Arnold

Died: 3-17-1935  Carlisle PA                                     obit: 1944,38

Miller-Raker #: 432

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes [THEODORE WAGNER]

 

            quarterly conference license, Pleasant Grove of York Haven charge

1886    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1891    ordained

 

Interment: Westminster Cemetery, Carlisle PA

Obit: 1935,21

 

1883-84           assistant, Shippensburg & Orrstown

1884-85           Yocumtown

1885-86           Middletown, East Pennsylvania Conference

1886                “transfer” to East Pennsylvania Conference

1886-87           Mt Pleasant mission (including part of a second year)

1887-88           Bendersville, Pennsylvania Conference

1888                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference

1888-89           Bendersville

1889-90           Greencastle

1890-92           Big Spring

1892-94           Rayville circuit

1894-97           Littlestown circuit

1897-98           supernumerary

1898-02           Perry circuit

1902-05           York Springs

1905-24           supply

1924                retired, active in the Carlisle church

 

Note: Arnold’s Church near Dillsburg received its name from the family of Mrs. Wagner.

 



WAGNER, WILLIAM. B.

 

Born: 2-5-1818  Dauphin County PA             married: Barbara Rank [1842]

Died: 8-23-1892                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: 254

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1841    license

1846    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit: Iowa Conference 1893,32

 

1841-42           Carlisle circuit

1842-43           Chambersburg circuit

1843-44           Carlisle circuit

1844-46           York circuit

1846-48           Rocky Spring circuit

1848-49           assistant presiding elder

1849-50           Chambersburg circuit

1850-51           presiding elder

!851-54            York station

1854-56           Shopp’s station [Shiremanstown]

1856-57           presiding elder

1857                transfer to Iowa Conference, page 46

                        became a physician and practiced medicine in Blairstown IA

 



WAGNER, WILLIAM H.

 

Born: 7-19-1832  near Oakville PA                            married: Caroline Kurtz

Died: 8-17-1914  Hockersville PA                             obit: 1913,95

Miller-Raker #: 355

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1868    quarterly conference license

1871    license

1874    ordained

 

Interment: Mt Pleasant [Hayes Grove] UB Cemetery, Cumberland County PA

Obit: 1914,93

 

1870-71           Shippensburg circuit

1871-72           not assigned

1872-75           Carlisle circuit

1875-77           Newville

1877-79           Big Spring

1879-80           Orrstown (3 months)

1880-81           Carlisle

1881-85           living in Dickinson, Cumberland County PA

1885-87           Scotland

1887-90           living in Dickinson, Cumberland County PA

1890-94           Dillsburg circuit

1894-99           Carlisle circuit

1899                local

1906-12           special agent, Quincy Old People’s Home

 

Note: Holdcraft’s 1939 History of the Pennsylvania Conference, page 311, gives a brief biography.

 


 

WAGONER, GEORGE SR.

 

Born: Germany                                                           married: Mary Leonard

Died: 1855  Jackson County IA                                 obit: [1797 – 1/5/1884]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 31 & 83

Gibble list: no

 

1839    license, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1841                expelled

1853                reinstated

 

Note: George Wagoner Sr. is the father of George Wagoner.  He operated as a local pastor.  The 1889 biograpgical history of Jackson County IA includes these comments: “George and Mary (Leonard) Wagoner were natives of Germany and Pennsylvania, and spent their last years in Brandon Township. Mr. Wagoner was born in Germany and came to the United States with this brothers and sisters when a small boy. They settled in Pennsylvania, where he lived until 1854, then came to this county with the expectation of building up a home in Brandon Township. The plans and expectations of the family were sadly broken in upon by his death, which occurred three weeks after his arrival here. Mrs. Wagoner survived her husband nearly thirty years and passed away on the 5th of January, 1884.”

 



WAGONER, GEORGE

 

Born: 1825  near Madison PA                                    married:

Died: 5-31-1889  [Johnstown flood]                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 70

Gibble list: no

 

            quarterly conference license, Philippi class in Ligonier Valley

1850    license, Allegheny Conference

1852    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1889,35

 

1848-49           assistant, Somerset circuit

1849-50           Liverpool circuit

1850-52           Johnstown

1852-53           Liverpool circuit

1853-54           Johnstown

1854-56           Wayne circuit

1856-57           Allegheny City mission

1857-60           Pittsburgh and Allegheny City mission (did not finish the final year)

1860-62           on leave for health reasons

1852-65           superintendent, Middle District

1865-66           missionary agent for Pittsburgh mission

1866                located to Johnstown

                             1870-71  Columbia Salome, East Pennsylvania Conference (part year)

                             1871-72  Cambria circuit

                             1873-74  superintendent, West District

                             1875-76  Cambria circuit

                             1880-81  Stony Creek mission

 

Note: George Wagoner is the son of George Wagoner Sr.  In his later years, George Wagoner practiced dentistry in Johnstown and accepted appointments as he was able.  He was a trustee of Lebanon Valley College 1883-89.

 


 

WAITE, HENRY

 

Born: 1-3-1826                                                            married: Anna Eyre

Died: 5-15-1873                                                          obit: [3/25/1832 – 4/3/1911]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 146

Gibble list: no

 

1869    license, Allegheny Conference

1873    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Grays Cemetery, Centre County PA

Obit:

 

1869-70           Millheim

 

Note:  Henry Waite served mainly as a local preacher.

 


 

WALKER, FRED D.

 

Born:               married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1940    quarterly conference license

1944    license, Allegheny Conference

1946    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1940-44           student, Otterbein College in Westerville OH

1944-46           student, Bonebrake [United] Theological Seminary in Dayton OH

1946-57           missionary to Africa

1957-62           Pitcairn

1962-69           Altoona Third

1969                disability leave

 



WALKER, JOSHUA

 

Born: c1825  England                                     married: Nancy J. Williams

Died: 1-23-1880  East Conemaugh                            obit: [1836-1880]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 85

Gibble list: no

 

1854    license, Allegheny Conference

1856    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Tyrone PA

Obit: Allegheny Conference (FEB) 1880,14

 

1854-55           Bellefonte

1855-57           Liverpool

1857-58           Tyrone

1858-60           Juniata

1860-62           Westmoreland

1862-64           Blair

1864-65           Bellefonte

1865-68           superintendent, East District

1868-70           Blair

1870-72           Millheim

1872-76           Altoona station

1876-78           superintendent, East District

1878-80           Wilmore and Conemaugh

 

Note: Joshua Walker came to this country when “quite young.”


 

WALKER, W.S.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes [S.W. Walker]

 

license,

ordained,

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1875-76           Annville, Lebanon Valley College Chapel

1876                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1876-77           Annville, Lebanon Valley College Chapel (did not finish the year)

                        president, Philomath College in Philomath OR

1877                transfer to

1877-84           president, Philomath College in Philomath OR

 

Note: In 1894 Dr. W.S. Walker was defeated in his bid to become mayor of Lafayette IN.

 



WALLACE, JOHN

 

Born:                                                                           married: Margaret Otto [1840]

Died: 8-31-1880  near Freeport IL                             obit:

Miller-Raker #: 193

Fulton #: 6

Gibble list: yes

 

1834    license

1837    ordained

 

Interment: Lancaster Cemetery, Stephenson County IL

Obit: [Religious Telescope 9/29/1880]

 

1835-36           Clearfield circuit

1836-38           Washington mission

1838-39           New York mission

1839                charter member of Allegheny Conference

1839-40           Huntingdon circuit

1840-41           no minutes taken

1841-42           Susquehanna mission

1842-43           assignments not listed

1843-45           Liverpool circuit

1845-46           presiding elder, Washington District

1846-47           presiding elder, Eastern District

1847-48           presiding elder, Westmoreland District

1848-50           Mount. Pleasant station

1850-52           Allegheny circuit (apparently did not finish 2nd year)

1851                transfer to Rock River Conference

                        Congregational Church in Missouri

                        United Brethren Church in Illinois

 


 

WALLACE, SAMUEL THOMAS

 

Born: 1-14-1847  Perry County PA                            married:  Rebecca Jane Gingrich

Died: 6-11-1922  MO                                                 obit: [1/23/1847 – 2/15/1923]

Miller-Raker #: 374

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1874    license

1877    ordained

 

Interment: UB Cemetery, southwest of Fulton MO

Obit: Missouri Conference 1922,36

 

1874-75           Liverpool circuit [Manchester PA] & Dover circuit

1875-77           Pine Grove MD mission

1877-78           Mercersburg circuit

1878-81           Path Valley circuit

1881-85           Alto Dale circuit

1885-86           York Springs circuit

1886-87           living in Fulton MO

1887                transfer to Missouri Conference

 

Note: Samuel T. Wallace is a brother to William O. Wallace.  Their parents [Robert (1817-1885) and Barbara Huston (1822-1895) Wallace] are buried in the Snyder’s UB Church Cemetery, Perry County PA.  The Missouri Conference “obituary” is on file, but it gives no biographical information – except to say that he was a former presiding elder [district superintendent].  The file of Samuel T. Wallace contains several items.  Mrs. Wallace is a niece to John S. Gingerich.

 


 

WALLACE, WILLIAM OTTERBEIN

 

Born: 7-26-1851  Perry County PA                            married: Anna Virginia Gorsuch

Died: 1-5-1903  Kansas City MO                               obit: [b.1858]

Miller-Raker #: 387

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1878    license

1882    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit: Missouri Conference 1903,15

 

1877-79           Pine Grove MD mission

1879-80           Manchester MD circuit (did not finish the year)

1880-81           living in New Bloomfield

1881-82           Eschol mission

1883-86           living in Dellville

1886                transfer to Missouri Conference, page 5

 

Note: William O. Wallace is a brother to Samuel T. Wallace.  Their parents [Robert (1817-1885) and Barbara Huston (1822-1895) Wallace] are buried in the Snyder’s UB Church Cemetery, Perry County PA.  The Missouri Conference “obituary” is on file, but it gives no biographical information – except to say that he served as a pastor and a presiding elder [district superintendent].

 



WALLICK, CHARLES W.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 693

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1940    license, recommended by Red Lion Bethany

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1941                ordained a minister in the Congregational Church, page 35

 

Note: The 2004 contact information is Charles W. Wallick, 1349 Hill St, YorkPA 17403-3310
(717)846-9411
.

 


 

WALMER ROBERT C.

 

Born: 9-9-1883  Lebanon PA                                     married: Addie Vogt

Died: 4-11-1914  Mahaffey  PA                                 obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 385

Gilbble list: no

 

1911    quarterly conference license, McKeesport Kephart Memorial

1911    license, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1914,82

 

1911-12           Rochester Mills

1912-14           Mahaffey

 


 

WALTER, C.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1881-82           Hopeland circuit

 

Note: C. Walter was apparently a local pastor in the East Pennsylvania Conference.

 



WALTERS, CLARENCE GEORGE SR.

 

Born: 1-7-1904  near Camp Hill PA                           married: Margarene I. Pentz

Died: 9-21-1978                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: 733

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1943    quarterly conference license

1950     license, recommended by Mt. Zion of Young’s-Mt Zion charge

1959    ordained

 

Interment: St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery, Wertzville PA

Obit: 1979,340

 

1951-56           Gardners-Mt. Victory

1956-65           Hellam-Druck Valley

1965-76           Liberty

1976                retired

 

Note: Mrs. Walters is listed in the journal as a ministerial widow up to and including 1986.  Starting in 1987 she is no longer listed, but no mention of her death can be found in any source.
 


 

WALTERS, H.W.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 503

Gibble list: yes

 

1926    license, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

 

1927                credentials asked


 

WALTERS, JOHN M.

 

Born: 10-14-1869  Reynolds PA                                married: Emma Katherine Houser

Died: 3-27-1945  Reading PA                                    obit: [d. 9/6/1917]

Miller-Raker #: no                                                       married2: Mrs. Esther (Weidner) Reber

Fulton #: no                                                                 obit2: East Pennsylvania Conf 1962,62

Gibble list: yes

 

1890    quarterly conference license

1891    license, East German Conference

1893    ordained, East German Conference

 

Interment: Laureldale Cemetery, Reading PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1945,18

 

1890-93           student, Union Biblical [United Theological] Seminary in Dayton Ohio

1893-94           Elizabethville

1894-95           Tower City

1895-96           Milton

1896-01           Baltimore Third [Otterbein]

1901                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1901-03           Allentown Linden Street

1903-08           Mountville

1908-10           Palmyra First

1910-16           Ephrata

1916-19           Sunbury

1919-21           Lititz

1921-23           Pottstown

1923-30           Reading Zion

1930-37           Elizabethville

1937-39           Denver

1939    retired

 

Note: John M. Walters is the father of Leroy R. Walters.

 


 
WALTERS, LEROY RIDGLEY

 

Born: 5-13-1897  Baltimore MD                                married: Katherene Wollenhaupt

Died: 11-11-1964                                                        obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1917    quarterly conference license, Sunbury Otterbein

1919    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1922    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Eastern Conference 1965,112

 

1917-18           student, Lebanon Valley College

1918-19           military service (first half of year)

                        Cressona (second ha1f of year)

1919-22           student, Bonebrake [United] Theological Seminary

1922-24           Reading Zion

1924-26           New Holland

1926-27           (nothing listed)

1927-29           Phillipsburg OH, Miami Conference

1929-32           Mount Carmel

1932-35           Allentown Sixth Street [Grace]

1935-38           Shoemakersville

1938-43           Avon

1943-46           Ephrata

1946-52           Mountville

1952-62           Avon

1962                retired

 

Note: Leroy R. Walters is the son of John M. Walters.

 


 

WALTZ, SAMUEL H.

 

Born: 4-14-1882                                                          married: Mary E. Reed

Died: 1-3-1958                                                            obit: [11/19/1881 – 5/27/1963]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

Interment: Cornwall Cemetery, Cornwall PA

Obit:

 

1920-25           Lebanon circuit, East Pennsylvania Conference  (beginning 4/2/1920)

1925-31           Campbelltown & Lebanon West, East Pennsylvania Conf (ending 1/1/1931)

1931-?             Campbelltown Union Gospel Tabernacle, independent

                       

Note: Samuel H. Waltz is listed under “’others serving in the conference” and his credentials and affiliation are unknown.  The Union Gospel Tabernacle reorganized in 1962 as the Lebanon Valley Bible Church.
 


 

WALZ, CHARLES P.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes [WALTZ]

 

1936    quarterly conference license

1938    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1939    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1938-39           living in Philadelphia

1939-40           living in Antioch WV

1940-41           living in Reliance VA

1941                transfer to Virginia Conference

1943                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1943-44           Lykens

1944-45           living in Philadelphia

1945-46           not listed

1946                transfer to California Conference

1968                no longer listed in EUB Yearbook

 

Note: The 1946 United Brethren yearbooks lists Charles P. Walz as a member of the East Pennsylvania Conference living in Muscatine IA.  In the 1960’s he is listed as a member of the California Conference living in Michigan and Ohio.
 


 

WARNER, MICHAEL E.

 

Born:                                                                           married: 

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1966     license, recommended by York First

 

Interment: 

Obit:

 

1966-68           Adamsville-Mt. Pleasant

 

Note: Michael Warner was attending Millersville State College.  His name does not appear in the 1968 journal, and drops out without any explanation.

 


 

WASHINGER, WILLIAM HENRY

 

Born: 9-9-1862  Jacksonville PA                                married: Romaine Elizabeth Funkhouser

Died: 5-18-1928                                                          obit: 1940,35

Miller-Raker #: 440

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1889    license

1894    ordained

 

Interment: Cedar Grove Cemetery, Chambersburg PA

Obit: 1928,69

 

1889-91           student, Lebanon Valley College

1890-91           Harrisburg Derry Street, East Pennsylvania Conference

1891-94           Harrisburg Otterbein

1894-02           Chambersburg First

1902-17           conference superintendent

1917-28           bishop, Pacific District

 

Note: A brief biography of W.H. Washinger appers in Holdcraft’s 1939 History of the Pennsylvania Conference, page 323.  Mrs. Washinger is the granddaughter of Daniel Funkhouser.

 


 

WASSON, CHARLES WESLEY

 

Born: 6-14-1866  near State College PA                    married: Mary Alice Shodel

Died: 5-2-1935  Philadelphia PA                                obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1945, 229

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 212

Gibble list: no

 

1885    license, Allegheny Conference

1888    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Pine Hall Cemetery, State College PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1936, 192

 

1884-85           Huntingdon and Juniata

1885-86           Millheim

1886-87           Bellefonte

1887-90           Philipsburg

1890-92           Tyrone

1892                honorable dismissal

1892-93           Woodland & Bradford, Central Pennsylvania Conference ME (beginning 7/21/92)

1893                received into Central Pennsylvania Conference of Methodist Episcopal Church

1893-95           Hastings

1895-98           Patton

1898-01           Saxton

1901-06           Williamsport High Street

1906-11           York Duke Street

1911-15           Altoona Juniata

1915-21           Philipsburg

1921-25           Bloomsburg

1925-28           Altoona Fifth Avenue

1928                retired

 


 

WASSON, ROBERT LAWRENCE

 

Born: 9-24-1903                                                          married: Elizabeth Johnson

Died: 1989                                                                  obit: [9/9/1909 – 1992]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1932    quarterly conference license

1933    license, Allegheny Conference: recommended by Tyrone

1935    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1937                transfer to Michigan Conference, page 94

1937-39           Casco

1939-43

1943                removed for delinquency

                        First Presbyterian, Canon Beach OR
 

Note: This surname is also rendered WASSEN.  Robert L. Wasson became a Presbyterian minister, lived in Spokane for quite a few years, moved to the desert in California, and retired in Oregon.


 

WATERS, J.W.A.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 349

Gibble list: no

 

Interment:

Obit:

                        Pittsburgh Conference of the United Evangelical Church

1903-04           Scalp Level Trinity

1904-05           Pennsville

1906                transfer to Allegheny Conference of the United Brethren Church

1906-07           Burnside

1907-08           Mahaffey (reassigned in 1908, but resigned soon after)

1908-09           Bendersville, Pennsylvania Conference

1909                transfer (?)

 

Note: As a member of the Allegheny Conference, Rev. Waters served Bendersville when the regularly assigned pastor resigned soon after conference – see 1909,29.  The Allegheny Conference lists him as transferring to the Pennsylvania Conference in 1909, but he never appears on the rolls of that or any other conference.  The 1911 UB yearbook lists him as a member of the Allegheny Conference living in Bendersville.

 


 

WATSON, J.WILBUR

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1945    quarterly conference license

1946    license, Allegheny Conference

1948    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1947-48      Dunlevy

1948-54      Arona

1954           without appointment at own request

1954-58      Pittsburgh Madison Avenue (beginning October 1954)

1958-60      without appointment

1960           located

 


 

WATSON, JOHN R.

 

Born: 5-25-1875  Northumberland, England  married:  Blanche McCabe

Died: 2-2-1933  McKeesport PA                                obit: Allegheny Conference 1948.70

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 343

Gibble list: no

 

1906    quarterly conference license

1906    license, Allegheny Conference

1911    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Jeannette Cemetery, Jeannette PA

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1933,46

 

1908-1915       Jeannette

1915-22           Youngwood

1922-25           Altoona Second

1925-31           Tyrone

1931-33           McKeesport Kephart Memorial

 

Note: John Watson served as a local preacher in the Primitive Methodist Church in England 1901-1906.  In 1938 the widow Watson married a Mr. Henry J. Barnes.


 

WEAVER, CHARLES A.

 

Born: 4-25-1875  Curtin, Dauphin County PA          married: Bertha J. Sheets

Died: 5-14-1938  Kingston PA                                   obit: Allegheny Conference 1931,63

Miller-Raker #: no                                                       married2: Anna M. Garman

Fulton #: 328 & 391                                                    obit2:

Gibble list: yes

 

1895    quarterly conference license, Reigles

1899    quarterly conference license, Steelton

1902    quarterly conference license

1903    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1908    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Reigles United Brethren Cemetery, Dauphin County PA

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1938,67

 

1903-04           student, Lebanon Valley Academy at Annville PA

1904                transfer to Allegheny Conference

1904                Clarington (part year)

1904-05           Rochester Mills

1905-08           student, Bonebrake [United] Theological Seminary

1908-09           Shueyville circuit, Iowa Conference

1909                transfer to Iowa Conference

1909-11           serving in Iowa

1911                transfer to Allegheny Conference

1911-12           Dunlo

1912-14           Erie Conference

1914-16           Springfield

1916-17           Liverpool

1917-19           West Decatur

1919-21           Shanksville

1921-23           Altoona Greenwood

1923-24           Wilmore

1924-26           Industry

1926-27           Hooversville

1927-29           Richfield

1929                located

1935                retired

 

Note: Charles A. Weaver is the father of S. Paul Weaver.

 


 

WEAVER, EARL CROSBY

 

Born: 6-15-1881  VenangoCounty PA                       married: Estella Gifford (6/11/1910)

Died: 3-13-1955  Knox PA                                        obit: [d. 1950]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 361

Gibble list: no

 

1904    quarterly conference license

1908    license, Allegheny Conference

1913    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 1955,29

 

1908-10      student, Otterbein University in Westerville OH

                        1909  Glasgow (June-Sept)

1910-16      Johnstown Park Avenue

1916-17      student, Princeton Seminary in Princeton NJ

1917-23      Johnstown First (beginning May 1917)

1923-30      Wilkinsburg

1930-39      Somerset

1939-46      Johnstown Park Avenue

1946-49      McKeesport Kephart

1949            retired

 


 

WEAVER, JOSEPH H.

 

Born: 4-10-1880  Port Matilda PA                             married: Virgie Williams

Died: 4-17-1948                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 483

Gibble list: no

 

1912    quarterly conference license

1924    license, Allegheny Conference

1927    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Presbyterian Cemetery, Port Matilda PA

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1948,67

 

                        Blandburg Methodist Episcopal Church

1913-15           Belsano

1915-22           Orbisonia

1922-27           West Decatur

1927-28           Arona

1928-30           Rockwood

1930-34           East Freedom

1934-44           Port Matilda

1940                Sidman – St. Michaels (resigned 9/30/1940)

1940-44           Port Matilda (beginning 9/28/1940)


 

WEAVER, SAINT PAUL H.

 

Born: 7-3-1895  Millersburg PA                                 married: Alice C. Hanson

Died: 11-19-1963                                                        obit: [4/17/1899 – 8/?/1986]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1913    quarterly conference license, Sugar Grove

1914    license, Erie Conference

1918    ordained, Erie Conference

 

Interment: Maple Grove Cemetery, Frewsburg NY

Obit: [EUB Yearbook 1964,74]

 

1913-14           student, Sugar Grove Seminary in Sugar Grove PA

                             1913-14  assistant, Mt. Pleasant circuit

1914-16           Oswayo

1916-17           student, Otterbein College in Westerville OH

1917-18           Albion

1918-19           Buffalo NY Grace

1919-20           student, Otterbein College in Westerville OH

1920-21           Warren

1921-23           student, Lebanon Valley College

                             1921-23  Cleona & Pleasant Hill, East Pennsylvania Conference

1923-26           student, Gordon Graduate School of Theology

                             1923-26  West Bridgewater Ma Sunset Avenue Congregational Church

1926-27           West Bridgewater MA Sunset Avenue Congregational Church

1927-28           Youngsville

1928-34           Erie Glenwood

1934-35           Bradford (ending 3/1/35)

1934-46           conference superintendent (beginning 11/15/34)

 

Note: S. Paul Weaver is the son of Charles A. Weaver.  A biographical sketch is given in Weaver’s 1936 History of the Erie Conference, of which he is the author.         
 


 

WEAVER, WILLIAM HENRY

 

Born: 2-23-1861  York County PA                            married: Ida E. Heiges

Died: 4-29-1926  Dillsburg PA                                   obit: 1945,30

Miller-Raker #: 418

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1886    license

1889    ordained

 

Interment: Dillsburg Cemetery, Dillsburg PA

Obit: 1926,62

 

1886-89           Rayville

1889-91           Littlestown

1891-94           Mont Alto

1894-99           Dillsburg circuit

1899-02           New Cumberland

1902-03           Red Lion & Windsor

1903-05           Shiremanstown

1905-07           Lemoyne & Enola missions

1907-11           Lemoyne mission

1911-18           treasurer, Lebanon Valley College

1918                local

 

Note: Holdcraft’s 1939 History of the Pennsylvania Conference, page 311, gives a brief biography.  Wiley’s 1897 Biographical and Portrait Cyclopedia of Cumberland, York and Adams Counties, page 348, gives an extended family history.

 


 

WEBER, MICHAEL M.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1895    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1894-97           Jacksonville circuit

1897-98

1898-99           Grantville circuit

1899-01           Fishburn circuit

1901-03           living in Middletown

1903                referred

 

Note: Michael M. Weber appears to have been referred back to the local charge for failing to progress toward ordination and/or losing interest in the ministry.
 


 

WECHTENHIZER, GOLDIE  [see KELLER]

 


 

WEEKLEY, MARTIN L.

 

Born: 3-11-1866                                                          married: Edna McCormick

Died: 10-?-1927                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1896    license, West Virginia Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1896-99           Buckhannon

1899-00           Marion IN, White River Conference

1900-01           Wilbur

1901-09           Parkersburg

1909                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference [see 1910,11]

1909-11           Harrisburg Otterbein

1911                transfer to (any conference); see 1911,13

1916                transfer to West Virginia Conference

1916-18           Charleston

1918                transfer to Virginia Conference

1918-19           Harrisonburg

1919                transfer to East Ohio Conference

                        Massillon

                        Mansfield

Note: Martin L. Weekley is the brother of Bishop William M. Weekley (1851-1926) of the United Brethren Church. 


WEEKS, JOHN STAFFORD

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:
Miller-Raker #: 695
Fulton #: no
Gibble list: no

1941    license, recommended by Hanover

1945    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1940                Hanover (June-Sept)

1942-44           East Dayton OH

1944-48           Fayetteville

1948-53           Chicago Norwood Park

1953-54           faculty, Huron College in Huron SD

1954                transfer to Presbyterian Church, Presbytery of Huron SD

                        transfer to Presbytery of Great Rivers

1959-97           faculty & chaplain, Monmouth College

                        retired

                            Faith United Presbyterian, Monmouth IL

 

Note: Rev. Dr. Weeks has a BS from Juniata College, BD from Bonebrake Seminary, and PhD from the University of Chicago.  In addition to the positions listed above, he served as interim pastor of First Methodist Church of Monmouth IL.

 


 

WEICHAND, HENRY

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1841    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 


 

WEIDLER, ISAAC C.

 

Born: 3-17-1829  Lancaster County PA                     married:

Died: 4-20-1897  Biglerville PA                                 obit:

Miller-Raker #: 308

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1852    quarterly conference license, Salem Church in Franklin County

1855    license

1858    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit: Pennsylvania Conference UBOC  1897,8

 

1855-56           Greencastle circuit

1856-57                      Carlisle circuit

1857-59           Big Spring circuit

1859-61           Bendersville mission

1861-62           ?

1862-64           Littlestown circuit

1864-67           Ickesburg mission

1867-70           located

1870-72           Big Spring

1872-75           Bendersville circuit

1875-79           Boiling Springs circuit

1879-80           Yocumtown circuit

1880-81           Orrstown station

1881-85           located, living in Eschol

1885                “transfer”

1885-90           located, living in Eschol

1890                charter member of Pennsylvania Conference UBOC

1890-93           York Springs

1893-94           Manchester & Littlestown

1894-95           Manchester & Franklintown

1895-96           Gettysburg

1897-97           Littlestown

 

Note: Isaac C. Weidler is the father of Z.A. Weidler.  He is listed in the UB yearbooks as living in Eschol until 1887, and then his name disappears.  He is the brother of Rev. W.O. Weilder of the Pennsylvania Conference UBOC.
 


 

WEIDLER, JAMES B.

 

Born: 9-21-1850                                                          married:

Died: 6-28-1896  near Shippensburg PA                    obit:

Miller-Raker #: 401

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

?          license, ? Conference

1884    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit: 1897,34

 

1880                transfer to East German Conference

1881                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference

1881-85           Path Valley circuit

1885-88           Greencastle station

1888-90           Dillsburg circuit

1890-92           Orrstown

1892-97           Waynesboro mission

 


WEIDLER, VICTOR OTTERBEIN

Born: 1-27-1887                                                          married: Dora Henrietta Housekeeper

Died: 8-5-1950                                                            obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1913    quarterly conference license, Waynesboro

1914    license, Erie Conference

1916    ordained, Erie Conference

 

Interment: Bowling Green OH

Obit:

 

1910-13           high school teacher, Waynesboro PA

1913-14           Frewsburg NY, Erie Conference

1914                “transfer” to Erie Conference

1914-16           Frewsburg

1916-21           Buffalo Elmwood

1921-22           Warren

1922-26           Buffalo First

1926-34           Minneapolis and superintendent, Minnesota Conference

1934-38           secretary, Home Missions and Church Erection

1938-50           bishop

 

Note: V.O. Weidler is the son of Z.A. Weidler and the grandson of Isaac C. Weidler and Joshua Harp.  Weaver’s 1936 History of the Erie Conference, page 64, and Holdcraft’s 1939 History of the Pennsylvania Conference, page 388, give a brief biography.
 


 

WEIDLER, ZUR ABNER.

 

Born: 7-25-1859                                                          married: Lydia Alice Harp

Died: 7-3-1949                                                            obit: Erie Conference 1926,60

Miller-Raker #: 399

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1881    license

1883    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit: Erie Conference  1949,27

 

1880-81           Orrstown

1881-82           Pine Grove mission

1882-84           Baltimore Sixth

1884-85           student, Union Biblical [United Theological] Seminary in Dayton OH

1885-87           Highspire circuit, East Pennsylvania Conference

1887                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference, page 5

1887-89           Hummelstown

1889-90           Philadelphia First [Mt. Pisgah]

1890-92           New Holland

1892-94           Mountville St. Paul’s

1894-95           Lebanon Trinity

1895-98           Reading Otterbein

1898-00           Penbrook Grace

1900-01           Intercourse

1901-03           Lykens

1903-04           ? [re-assigned to Lykens but did not serve the entire year, if at all]

1904-06           Hershey First

1906-08           Allentown Grace

1908-11           Royalton Emanuel

1911-14           Coatesville Grace

1914-17           serving in Erie Conference

1917                transfer to Erie Conference

1917-29           serving in Erie Conference

1929                retired to Frewsburg NY

 

Note: Z.A. Weidler is the son of Isaac C. Weidler and the father of Bishop Victor Otterbein Weidler (1887-1950).  He is also the father of Deleth Weidler – missionary to Africa, faculty member at Indiana Central College, and president of York (NE) College.  Mrs. Weidler is the daughter of Joshua Harp.  A picture of Z.A. Weidler appears in Weaver’s 1936 History of the Erie Conference, page 17.

 


 

WEIDMAN, BENNEVILLE B.

 

Born: 10-5-1833                                                          married:

Died: 10-31-1922                                                        obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes [BENNEVILLE E.]

 

1881    license, East German Conference

1885    ordained, East German Conference

 

Interment: Sinking Springs PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1923,17

 

1883-84           Berks County circuit

 


 

WEIDMAN, GIDEON

 

Born: 8-21-1819                                                          married:

Died: 4-18-1876                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1851    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Hopeland United Brethren Cemetery, Lancaster County PA

Obit:

 

1869                charter member of East German Conference

 


 

WEIDMAN, JOSEPH

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 206

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1835    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1846                charter member of East Pennsylvania Conference

1850                dropped

 

Note:  Joseph Weidman is mentioned in Christian Newcomer’s journal.  This surname is also rendered WAIDMAN.

 


 

WEIDMAN, SOLOMON

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1851    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1869                surrendered license
 


 

WEIDNER, HENRY

 

Born: Switzerland                                                       married:

Died: 1811  near Baltimore MD                                 obit:

Miller-Raker #: 5

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1789    license [previously licensed 6-2-1776 by Otterbein, Swope, Hendel & Weimer]

 

Interment: near Baltimore MD

Obit:

 

Note: Rev. Weidner attended the conferences of 1789 and 1791, but appears not to have attended after that.  Miller’s 1968 History of the Pennsylvania Conference, page 369, gives a brief biography.
 


 

WEIGEL, AMOS H.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 554

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1909    license, recommended by Dover

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1909-10           Mechanicsburg circuit

1910-11           Shepherdstown

1912-14           student, University of Michigan

1914                withdrew

 

Note: The SS Death Index shows an Amos Weigel (5-1-1889 to Oct 1961) from PA with SS# 185-28-5866.



 

WEIRICH, DAVID

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1875    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1880                name erased

 


 

WEIRICH, JOSEPH

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1873    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1876    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1875-78           Middleburg circuit

1878-81           Hopeland [Paradise] circuit

1881                name erased

 


 

WEIST, CONRAD

 

Born: 1-15-1795  Washington County MD                married: Mary Fetterhoff

Died: 3-28-1858  Hagerstown MD                             obit:

Miller-Raker #: 91[WIEST]

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes [WIEST]

 

1819    license

1822    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1819-20           Virginia circuit

1820-21           Hagerstown circuit

1824-25           Juniata circuit

1830                charter member of Hagerstown [Virginia] Conference

1837                ruled “no longer a preacher among us”

 

Note: This surname is also rendered WIEST.  According to Funkhouser’s 1921 History of the Virginia Conference, in 1831 “Conference agreed that Conrad Weist should quit selling liquor and preach more than he has done; if not, his license to be demanded and he be a member of the church no longer.”  Mrs. Weist is the daughter of George Fetterhoff, namesake of Fetterhoff Chapel south of Fayetteville, Franklin County PA.  Weaver’s 1908 Minutes of the 1819-24 Conferences, page 48, gives a brief biography.



 

WELCH, CALEB L.

 

Born: 8-3-1862  near Zanesville OH                           married:

Died: 3-11-1941  New Florence PA                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no                                                       married2: Winnie _____

Fulton #: 362                                                               obit2: Allegheny Conference 1923,63

Gibble list: no

 

1894    quarterly conference license

1894    license, Scioto Conference

1898    ordained, Scioto Conference

 

Interment: Deaver Cemetery, OH

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1941,59
 

1898-99           Williamsport

1899-01           Laurelville

1901                transfer by conference merger to Southeast Ohio Conference

1901-02           Laurelville

1902-05           Williamsburg

1905-06           Milland

1906-07           Philo

1907                Attica, Sandusky Conference

1907-08           Industry, Allegheny Conference

1908                transfer to Allegheny Conference

1908-14           Industry

1914-16           (not assigned?)

1916-22           Bellefonte

1922-30           New Florence

1930-31           Port Matilda

1931                retired (apparently originally assigned to Sewickley, but resigned 11/13/1931)
 


 

WELCH, STEPHEN H.

 

Born: 5-15-1858  Chest Springs PA                           married: Eliza J Binker

Died: 3-14-1899  Glasgow PA                                   obit:

Miller-Raker #: no                                                       married2: Dorinda Messer [1/24/1889]

Fulton #: 277                                                               obit2:

Gibble list: no

 

1882    quarterly conference license, Illinois

1884    license, Illinois Conference

1889    ordained, Illinois Conference

 

 

Interment: Pleasant Hill UM Cemetery, Glasgow PA

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1899,36

 

1894-95           Industry, Allegheny Conference

1895-96           Sanborn, Allegheny Conference

1896-97           West Decatur, Allegheny Conference

1897                transfer to Allegheny Conference

1897-99           Glasgow

 

Note: One source incorrectly gives the interment at Fairview Cemetery in Altoona PA.  One source gives the first name of name of the second Mrs. Welch as Lorinda, while another source gives the name Drusinda Messens.

 


 

WELLS, JOHN B.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 88

Gibble list: no

 

1854    license, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1852-53           Stone Valley

1853-54           New Castle

1854-55           Clearfield

1855-56           Fulton mission

1860                expelled


 

WELTY, MERVIE H.

 

Born: 3-6-1902                                                            married: Mary Ellen Shettel

Died: 11-13-1994                                                        obit: 1985,419

Miller-Raker #: 628

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1924    license, recommended by York Third

1930    ordained

 

Interment: Greenmount Cemetery, York PA

Obit: 1995,456

 

1924-26           student, Lebanon Valley College

1924-27           Bendersville

1927-30           student, Bonebrake Theological Seminary

                            1927-28  Colorado Avenue Baptist Church, Dayton OH

                        1928-30  Harrison-Rockdale, Miami Conference

1930                transfer to Oregon Conference

1930-34           Seattle Wallingford

1934                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference

1934-38           Baltimore Old Otterbein

1938-49           York Second

1949-67                      Red Lion Bethany

1967                retired

1967-70           Hampstead- Falls Road Salem (ending 1/1/70)

1974-75           New Freedom-Shrewsbury (beginning 11/1/74)

 

Note: Mrs. Welty is the daughter of J.A. Shettel, and a sister to Paul O. Shettel and Mrs. Harry L. Fehl.  She graduated from seminary with her husband in 1930, but she never sought ordination.

 


 

WENGER, EUGENE BOYER

 

Born: 12-26-1920                                                        married:

Died: 4-22-2002                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

            license, UBOC

1949    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1941-45           student, Lebanon Valley College

1945                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference of the United Brethren Church

1945-46           Hummelstown circuit

1946-49           student, United Theological Seminary in Dayton OH

                        1946-47  assistant, Dayton OH Fairview, Miami Conference

                        1947-49  Wagner Chapel, Miami Conference

1949-55           missionary to Japan

1955-57           Harrisburg State Street

1957-70           faculty, Evangelical Theological Seminary in Naperville IL

1970                transfer by boundary change to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1970                withdrew

 


 

WENGER, JOHN

 

Born: 1761                                                                  married:

Died: 12-23-1845                                                        obit:

Miller-Raker #: 110

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1824    license

 

Interment:

Obit: 1846,71

 

1837-38           Westmoreland circuit

 


 

WENGERT, ABRAHAM

 

Born: 7-6-1789                                                            married:

Died: 5-26-1855                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: 215

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes [WENGER]

 

1836    license

1842    ordained

 

Interment: Wenger’s Church Cemetery, Jonestown PA

Obit:

 

1846                charter member of East Pennsylvania Conference

 


 

WENGERT, SAMUEL B.

 

Born: 2-20-1865  Lebanon County PA                      married: Mary Ella Light

Died: 12-7-1916                                                          obit: [4/28/1862 – 9/23/1906]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1893    license, East German Conference

1896    ordained, East German Conference

 

Interment: Mount Lebanon Cemetery, Lebanon PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference1917,38

 

1893-94           Middleburg circuit

1894-97           Elizabethville1897-99 Williamstown

1899-01           Schuylkill Haven

1901                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1901-03           Schuylkill Haven (did not finish final year; see 1903,4)

1903-04           (apparent medical leave)

1904-08           Lebanon Memorial

1908-12           Reading Salem

1912-16           Lebanon Bethany

 

Note: Samuel B. Wengert graduated from Millersville State Normal School and was a public school teacher in Lebanon County before entering the ministry.
 


 

WENRICH, DAVID

 

Born: 12-18-1825                                                        married: Catherine Kinports [3/28/1847]

Died: 11-30-1900  Pullman WA                                 obit: [8/17/1823 – 1/6/1860]

Miller-Raker #: no                                                       married2: Sara Jane Frost [9/25/1862]

Fulton #: no                                                                 oibit2: [11/11/1842 – 4/4/1945]

Gibble list: yes

 

1849    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1849                transfer to ?

 

Note: David Wenrich reportedly served in the United Brethren church for 40 years in Iowa, Missouri and Kansas.  After the death of David Wenrich, the second Mrs. Wenrich married a Mr. Miller.


 

WENRICK, GEORGE W.S.

 

Born: 5-13-1854  Dauphin County PA                       married: Jane E. Whalen

Died: 1931  Los Angeles CA                                     obit: 1857-1949

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes [WENRICH]

 

1875    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1878    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

           

Interment:

Obit:

 

1875-79           Paxinos circuit

1880                honorable dismissal

                        became a Presbyterian pastor

?-1897             Kirkpatrick Memorial, Ringoes New Brunswick

1897-?             Atlantic Highlands NJ
1917-18           Canton PA

1921                Hawley PA 


 

WENTZ, JACOB S.

 

Born: 1-25-1824  Manheim twp, York County PA    married: Rebecca Oller

Died: 11-25-1899                                                        obit: [8-30-1873]

Miller-Raker #: 290                                                     married2: Mrs. Catharine Shuman

Fulton #: no                                                                 obit2:

Gibble list: no

 

1849    quarterly conference license

1851    license

1854    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit: Pennsylvania Conference UBOC 1900,23

 

1850-52           Dover circuit

1852-53           Jefferson circuit

1853-56           Greencastle circuit

1856-58           York Springs circuit

1858-61           York circuit

1861-63           Perry circuit

1863-64           Carlisle circuit

1864-70           local, because of health

1870-71           Alto Dale circuit

1871-73           Mercersburg

1873-76           Rocky Spring

1876-77           Alto Dale circuit

1877-79           Bendersville circuit

1879-81           Boiling Springs circuit

1881-82           Shippensburg mission station

1882                retired to Marion PA

1890                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference UBOC  1890,11
 


 

WERLE, HENRY

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died: 1823                                                                  obit:

Miller-Raker #: 93

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1820    license

1820    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

Note: This surname is also rendered WERBE, WERDE and WERTE.

 


 

WERNER, STUART WESLEY

 

Born:                                                                           married: Violet V. Adams

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1935    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1936    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1929-33           student, Lebanon Valley College

1933-36           student, Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton NJ

1937    honorable dismissal

                        entered the Presbyterian ministry

                        Stambaugh MI Christ

 

Note: The 2008 contact information is Stuart W. Werner, 2418 Hemlock Avenue, Portage MI  49024.
 


 

WERT, MARK HOPKINS

 

Born: 3-1-1886  Killinger PA                                     married: Susan E. Reed

Died: 11-25-1942                                                        obit: Eastern Conference 1966,124

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1906    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1910    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Millersburg Cemetery, Millersburg PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1943,12

 

1906-07           Landingville

1907-08           Shamokin

1908-09           student

1909-11           Intercourse

1911-13           student, Lebanon Valley College

                        1911-13  Cleona & Pleasant Hill

1913-16           Sunbury

1916-17           Manheim

1917-20           Highspire

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

1923                transfer to Miami Conference

1923-29           Arcanum OH (ending 12/4/29)

1929                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1929-34           Philadelphia First (beginning 12/4/29)

1934-42           Lebanon Trinity

1942-42           Palmyra Second
 


 

WERTSCH, ALVIN CARTER

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died: 9-26-1959                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: 734

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1950    license

 

Interment: Quincy Cemetery

Obit: Quincy Orphanage and Home Annual Report  1960,3

 

1924-36           assistant superintendent, Quincy Orphanage and Home

1936-54           superintendent, Quincy Orphanage and Home

1956                withdrew
 


 

WERTZ, W.D.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no      

Fulton #: no    

Gibble list: no 

 

?          license

?          ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1899-00           South Williamsport

 

Note:  W.D. WERTZ served in the Allegheny Conference under “others employed in the conference.”  Nothing more is known about this person. 


 

WESTFALL, C.K.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died: 7-21-1917                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: 500

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1901    license

 

Interment:

Obit: California Conference  1918,30

 

1902-03           Greencastle

1904                transfer to California Conference, page 34

                        Selma



 

WHISLER, DANIEL

 

Born: 2-12-1807  Mifflin twp, Cumberland Co PA   married:

Died: 4-25-1880  Mifflin twp, Cumberland Co PA   obit:

Miller-Raker #: 323

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1857    quarterly conference license

1861    license

 

Interment: Bethany (Guisetown) Church Cemetery, Cumberland County PA

Obit: 1881,21

 

Note: Rev. Whisler never itinerated, but he was an active local preacher.
 


 

WHISNER, ARCHIE DIMMICK

 

Born: 2-15-1907                                                          married: Margaret Katherine Schell

Died: 5-23-1993                                                          obit: 1985,420

Miller-Raker #: 770

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1958    license, recommended by Quincy

1971    ordained

 

Interment: Frederick MD

Obit: [none?]

 

1958-64           Spring Run

1964-68           Rohrersville-Mt. Carmel

1968-73           Beavertown

1973                retired



 

WHITE, CHARLES G.

 

Born: 7-9-1881  Jefferson County PA                        married: Tillie Coleman

Died: 11-7-1958                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 432

Gibble list: yes

 

1907    quarterly conference license

1910    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1916    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 1959,29

 

1910-12           Linglestown circuit

1912-13           Refton

1913-16           Allentown Grace

1916                transfer to Allegheny Conference

1916-17           Huntingdon

1917-19           Pitcairn

1919-23           Conemaugh

1923-25           Beaver Falls

1925-28           Juniata

1928-29           Belsano

1929-30           McKeesport First

1930-31           Rockwood

1931-34           Port Matilda

1934-37           Hollsopple

1937-45           Monessen

1945-53           East Pittsburgh

1953                retired

 


 

WHITE, R.H.

 

Born:                                                               married:

Died:                                                               obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1931   license, Allegheny Conference: recommended by Waukesha

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1931-34        Waukesha


 


 

WHITEHEAD, S. MAY

 

Born: 6-19-1875  near McKeesport PA                      married: [never married]

Died: 12-23-1910                                                        obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 291

Gibble list: no

 

1899    quarterly conference license

1900    license, Allegheny Conference

1902    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Grandview Cemetery, near McKeesport PA

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1911,82

 

1900-02           student, Union Biblical Seminary, Dayton OH

1902-04           Stormstown

1904-06           Bellwood

1906-07           graduate student, Lebanon Valley College [or Otterbein College in OH?]

1907-10           Zion (Washington County)

 

Note: Her obituary states: “Rev. May Whitehead had the distinguished honor of being the first lady preacher who had sole charge of work in the Allegheny Conference.  She proved her ability to overcome the obstacles bound to arise.  She won her way into the hearts of the people wherever she sent.”  While her obituary states that she spent 1906-07 pursuing further studies at Lebanon Valley College in Annville PA, her address for that year is given in the journal as Westerville OH.
 


 

WHITESELL, PETER

 

Born: c1804                                                                married:

Died: 1836                                                                  obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1830    license

 

Interment: Whitesell Church Cemetery, Rockingham County VA

Obit: [Virginia Conference 1837]

 

1830                charter member of Hagerstown [Virginia] Conference

1832-33           Hagerstown circuit

1833-35           Woodstock circuit

1835-37           Staunton circuit (died during 2nd year)

 

Note: Rev. Whitesel married the daughter of Bishop William Brown.  This surname is also rendered WETZEL and WHITESELL.
 


 

WHITLOCK, R.H.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 378

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1876    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1876-79           Littlestown circuit

1879-81           West Fairview station

1881-83           living in Martinsburg WV

1883                transfer to East Tennessee Conference

 

Note: Rev. Whitlock is not mentioned in Sherman Starling’s rather complete 1946 History of the Tennessee Conference, a manuscript thesis for Bonebrake Seminary shelved with the conference histories.

 



WHITTLE, THOMAS

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1899-04           Philadelphia Port Richmond St. Paul’s, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Note: Thomas Whittle is supposedly a Methodist minister, but he is otherwise unknown.
 

 


 

WICKEY, LEWIS A.

 

Born: 8-17-1832  Hagerstown MD                             married: Lydia A. Wagner

Died: 1-6-1903  Eschol PA                                         obit: Pennsylvania Conf UBOC  1900,25

Miller-Raker #: 352

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1869    license

1872    ordained

 

Interment: Newport Cemetery, Newport PA

Obit: Pennsylvania Conference UBOC 1903,20

 

1871-73           Alto Dale circuit

1873-77           York Springs circuit

1877-79           Ickesburg circuit

1879-80           Eschol mission

1880-81           Mercersburg circuit (resigned, did not report)

1881-84           living in Eschol

1884-85           St. Thomas circuit

1885-86           living in St. Thomas

1886                dismissed  1886,23

 

Note: Rev. Wickey joined the UBOC denomination, but apparently not in an official ministerial relationship.  When his wife died he was referred to as Rev. Wickey, but he never appears as an itinerant member of the conference.  He was a general lay delegate to the Pennsylvania Conference UBOC for 1893-94 and the lay delegate from Eschol for 1895, 1897-1901.  The death date for Mrs. Wickey is 3/26/1900.  He is the father of Luella Wickey McKee, wife of George B. McKee, and the grandfather (through his son William Otterbein Wickey) of distinguished Lutheran churchman and educator Rev. Norman Jay Gould Wickey (1891-1976).  Hain’s 1922 History of Perry County, gives some biographical information on pages 827,853,854, and 1053 – but erroneously states that his death occurred in January 1898.



 

WIECHAND, HENRY

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 243

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1841    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

Note: This surname is also rendered WEICHAND.



 

WIER, ADAM K.

 

Born: 5-14-1874  Willow Street                                 married: Ada Roth

Died: 10-26-1962                                                        obit: [d. 1916]

Miller-Raker #: no                                                       married2: Alma Katerman

Fulton #: no                                                                 obit2: [7/6/1898 – 5/?/1987]

Gibble list: yes

 

1895    quarterly conference license

1899    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1906    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1963,59

 

1899-02           Paradise St. John’s

1902-03           Philadelphia First

1903-06           student, Bonebrake [United] Theological Seminary in Dayton OH

                        1903-06  Millville OH. Miami Conference

1906-11           Shamokin First

1911-13           Reading Zion

1913-18           Steelton

1918-19           Philadelphia Third

1919-26           Columbia

1926-32           Hershey First

1932-43           Harrisburg State Street

1943                retired

                        1944-45  West Lebanon (beginning 4/1/44)

 

Note: There are pictures of Rev. and Mrs. A.K. Wier in the State Street file.
 


 

WIEST, GEORGE

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1867    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1870                name erased

1881                re-licensed

1883                referred



 

WIEST, RALPH E.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1916-17           Northampton circuit

 

Note: Ralph E. Wiest is listed as “other ministers employed” with no indication of his credentials and/or affiliation.



 

WILLARD, D.W.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit: Allegheny Conference

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #:

Gibble list: no

 

1913    quarterly conference license

1918    license, Allegheny Conference

1922    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

 

Interment:

Obit: Allegheny Conference

 

1915-17           Dunlevy

1917-19           Arona

1919-21           Westmoreland

1921-24           Punxsutawney

1924-28           Windber

1928-29           McKeesport First

1929                name erased

 

1934                First Baptist Church, Struthers OH


 

WILLE, CHARLES E.

 

Born: 1888                                                                  married: Elizabeth Emma Scott

Died: 4-2-1957 St. Petersburg FL                              obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 1989,431

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 469

Gibble list: no

 

1922    quarterly conference license, Portage

1923    license, Allegheny Conference

1926    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Petersburg FL

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1957,30

 

1923-27           Three Springs

1927-30           Springfield

1930-36           Ligonier

1926-40           Milton St. Peters

1940-41           Wall

1941                retired
 


 

WILLIAMS, AUGUST

 

Born: 5-15-1894                                                          married:  Mary Jane Williams

Died: 2-29-1960                                                          obit: [3/3/1897 – 2/28/1988]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

Interment: Mount Carmel Cemetery, Mount Carmel PA

Obit:

 

1917-18           Catawissa circuit (beginning 11/1/17 and ending 1/1/1918; see 1918,7)

1920-21           Shamokin circuit

 

Note: August Williams was a member of the Mount Carmel congregation and supplied when requested under a quarterly conference license.  Gibble’s 1951 History of the East Pennsylvania Conference, page 355, states that August Williams “has been a lay minister for twenty years, and church trustee for fifteen years.”  The maiden name of Mrs. Williams was also Williams.
 

 


 

WILLIAMS, GOODELL ERNEST

 

Born: 8-30-1916  Frederick MD                                 married: Muriel Ruth Vowles

Died: 8-6-1975                                                            obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 2010,1778

Miller-Raker #: 817

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1964    license, recommended by Mt. Wolf Otterbein

1966    ordained

 

Interment: Prospect Hill Cemetery, York PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1976,152

 

1964-66           Adamsville-Pleasant Grove

1966-69           Potomac charge

1969-76           Port Trevorton (did not finish final year)

 


 

WILLIAMS, HARVEY L.

 

Born: 6-15-1903  Brookville PA                                 married: Lizzie Hartzell

Died: 3-9-1981  Altoona PA                                      obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1932    quarterly conference license

1933     license, Allegheny Conference: recommended by Altoona Third

1945     ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 1981,420


1940-42      Springfield
1942-45      student
1945-48      Wall
1948-53      Belsano
1953-56      Hawthorn
1956-60      Ellerslie
1960-62      Fairmount - Zion
1962-65      Clearfield Mount Hope
1965-70      Punxsutawney Larger Parish (ending 1/1/1970)
1970            retired (beginning 1/1/70)


 

WILLIAMSON, WILLIAM W.

 

Born: 2-28-1858                                                          married: Mary Finley

Died: 10-13-1934                                                        obit: East Ohio Conference 1891,54

Miller-Raker #: no                                                       married2: Alice M. Sonnedecker

Fulton #: 278                                                               obit2: East Ohio Conference 1958,92

Gibble list: no

 

license, Allegheny Conference

ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: East Ohio Conference 1935,11

 

1897                transfer to Allegheny Conference

1897-04           Altoona First

1904-08           Scottdale

1908-09           Johnstown First

1909-11           field agent for Otterbein University

1911-12           living in Westerville OH

1912                transfer to East Ohio Conference

 


 

WILLIBY, JAMES D.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit: Allegheny Conference

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 45

Gibble list: no

 

1841    license, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Allegheny Conference

 

1841-42           Huntingdon

                        (no longer listed)

 

Note: The first record of a benevolent preacher’s aid fund in the Allegheny Conference is in 1841, when it was voted that James Williby should receive $10.00.  This may be the James Williby from Pine township, Allegheny County PA, whose dates are given as c1785 – 1841.


 

WILSON, A.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit: Allegheny Conference

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 142

Gibble list: no

 

1869    license, Allegheny Conference

1870    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

 

Interment:

Obit: Allegheny Conference

 

1869-70           Allegheny circuit

1870-71           Mount Pleasant station

1871                dismissed

 


 

WILSON, ALBERT BARNES

 

Born: 7-26-1865  Clearfield County                           married: Ella Lewis

Died: 9-12-1951                                                          obit: East Ohio Conference 1942,12

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 262 & 355

Gibble list: no

 

1894    license, Allegheny Conference; recommended by Woodland

1898    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: East Ohio Conference 1952,85

 

1894-95           student, Otterbein University in Westerville OH

1895-98           student, Union Biblical Seminary in Dayton OH

1898-01           Coalport

1901-02           Tyrone

1902-05           Braddock First

1905                transfer to Virginia Conference

1907                transfer to Allegheny Conference

1907-08           Bellwood

1908-10           (not listed)

1910-11           Beaver Falls

1911-13           Connellsville

1913                transfer to

 

Note: Albert B. Wilson is a brother to Oscar M. Wilson and Warren S. Wilson and is a legal (but not biological) second cousin to Dudley R. Wilson.


 

WILSON, DUDLEY REED

 

Born: 6-16-1877  Clearfield County PA                    married: Ora French

Died: 1948                                                                  obit:

Miller-Raker #: no                                                       married2: Eva _____

Fulton #:                                                                      obit2:

Gibble list: no

 

1899    license, Allegheny Conference; recommended by Woodland

 

Interment:

Obit: Allegheny Conference

 

1899-00           student, Otterbein University in Westerville OH

1900-02           “west”

1902-04           student, Otterbein University in Westerville OH

1904-05           McKeesport Fawcett Avenue

1906                transfer to Miami Conference

                        Entered the Presbyterian

1920                New Martinsville WV

1921                Fairgrove MI

1930                Pierceton IN

 

Note: Dudley R. Wilson is a brother to Tamson Wilson, wife of Oscar M. Wilson.  He and Tamson are legal (but not biological) second cousins to the three brothers Albert B. Wilson, Oscar M. Wilson and Warren S. Wilson. 


 

WILSON, E. HERBERT

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 735

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1950    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1950-59           living in Baltimore

1959                return to permanent quarterly conference license, page 89


 


 

WILSON, EDWARD MILTON

 

Born: 10-8-1906Somerset PA                         married: Mary Emma Moffat

Died: 8-22-1983PittsburghPA                                    obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 1977,371

Miller-Raker #: no                                                       married2: Ruth Allison

Fulton #: no                                                                 obit2:

Gibble list: no

 

1931    quarterly conference license

1932    license, Allegheny Conference: recommended by Monessen

1934    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Grandview Cemetery, Johnstown PA

Obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 1984,423

 

1934-35           Zion (beginning 5/20/1934)

1935-41           Sewickley

1941-43           Orbisonia

1943-51           Herminie

1951-59           Johnstown Trinity

1959-67           Greensburg Otterbein

1967-78           Johnstown Belmont

1978                retired

 

Note: Edward M. Wilson is the son of John Wesley Wilson.


 

WILSON, FRANK C.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 185

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1833 license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1833-34           Carlisle circuit

1834-35           Huntingdon circuit

1835                dismissed

 

Note:  This person is also listed as FRANZ C. WILSON.



 

WILSON, JOHN WESLEY

 

Born: 12-16-1860  Myersville MD                             married: Laura C. Schroyer

Died: 2-8-1918  Monongahela City PA                      obit: Allegheny Conference 1944,64

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 250

Gibble list: no

 

1890    quarterly conference license, Myersville

1892    license, Maryland Conference

1895    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

 

Interment: Grandview Cemetery, Johnstown PA

Obit: Allegheny Conference

 

1891-93           Ligonier, Allegheny Conference

1893                transfer to Allegheny Conference

1893-95           Ligonier

1895-99           Fairmont

1899-00           Herminie

1900-07           Somerset

1907-13           Johnstown Walnut Grove [Homestead Avenue]

1913-15           Braddock

1915-18           Monessen

 

Note: J.W. Wilson is the father of Edward M. Wilson and Naomi R. Wilson.  He taught school in Maryland for 13 years before entering the ministry.


 

WILSON, NAOMI R.

 

Born: 6-5-1889                                                            married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #:

Gibble list: no

 

Interment:

Obit: 

 

1917-30           missionary, West Africa

 

Note: Naomi R. Wilson is the daughter of John W. Wilson.  A biographical sketch of Naomi R. Wilson is given in Fulton’s 1931 History of the Allegheny Conference, page 79.


 

WILSON, OSCAR MELVIN

 

Born: 1869  Clearfield County PA                             married: Tamson Wilson

Died: 1940                                                                  obit: [8/2/1871 – 7/5/1924]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 247

Gibble list: no

 

1892    license, Allegheny Conference

1895    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1893-95           student, Union Biblical Seminary in Dayton OH

1895-96           Bigler

1896-98           Braddock First

1898-99           Johnstown Fourth [Homewood]

1898-99           (not listed) – served as Christian Endeavor secretary-treasurer; see Fulton, page 41

1900                name erased

                        joined Baptist Church

1929-31           Pittsburgh PA

 

Note: Oscar M. Wilson is a brother to Warren S. Wilson and Albert B. Wilson and is a legal (but not biological) second cousin to Dudley R. Wilson.  Details of his ministerial career and personal life are sketchy.  The given Mrs. Wilson is a sister to Dudley R. Wilson and is buried at the old Bradford Cemetery in Clearfield County.  O.M. Wilson is reported to have had 2 other (subsequent) wives about whom nothing known: Emma Calan and Olive Spanogle.

Note2: Oscar M. Wilson is almost always referred to as O.M. Wilson.  He is not to be confused with another contemporary Rev. O.M. Wilson (1865-1930) who joined the White River Conference of the United Brethren Church, Old Constitution, in 1898 and was ordained in 1901.  That man also is almost always referred to as O.M. Wilson, but his first name was Oliver and he was married to a Malissa Rumler.

 


 

WILSON, S.J.

 

Born: 11-13-1861  McVeytown PA                           married: Theresa White

Died: 3-5-1940  Quincy PA                                        obit: Allegheny Conference 1947,68

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 373

Gibble list: no

 

1905    quarterly conference license

1909    license, Allegheny Conference

1915    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Quincy Home Cemetery, Quincy PA

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1940,57

 

1906-07           Clarington

1907-08           Dunlo

1908-10           New Paris

1910-11           Cambria

1911-12           Knoxdale

1912-13           Glasgow

1913-13           Port Matilda

1914-16           Runville

1916-17           Rochester Mills

1917-19           Casselman

1919-20           Industry

1920-24           Fairmount

1924-25           Bradenville

1925-27           Ligonier

1927-28           Mahaffey

1928-29           Wilmore

1929-30           Shade Gap

1930                retired



 

WILSON, W.H.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit: Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 290

Gibble list: no

 

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1898-99           Clarington, Allegheny Conference of the United Brethren Church

1899                admitted on credentials, Allegheny Conference of the United Brethren Church

1899-00           Dubois

1900-01           Herminie

1901-02           Middleburg

1902-10           (not listed)

1910                transfer to

 

Note: W.H. Wilson was living in Tyrone when he accepted the United Brethren call to Clarington.  He is the author of the 1897 classic Tyrone of Today – Gateway to the Alleghenies.  His previous and subsequent denominational affiliations, and other personal information, remain a mystery.


 

WILSON, WARREN SHUEY

 

Born: 11-22-1871  near Woodland PA                       married: Orvilla [Ora] W. Forcey

Died: 1-5-1944                                                            obit: Allegheny Conference 1948,70

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 334

Gibble list: no

 

1904    quarterly conference license

1905    license, Allegheny Conference

1907    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Grandview Cemetery, Johnstown PA

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1944,58

 

1907-10           Punxsutawney

1910-14           Altoona Second

1914-16           Wilkinsburg

1916-22           Johnstown Park Avenue

1923                St. Michael (6 months)

1924-27           Pitcairn

1927-36           conference superintendent

1936-37           McKeesport Shoemaker Memorial

1937-43           Johnstown Overbrook

1943                retired

 

Note: Warren S. Wilson is a brother to Oscar M. Wilson and Albert B. Wilson and is a legal (but not biological) second cousin to Dudley R. Wilson.

 


 

WILT, JACOB F.

 

Born: 8-3-1838                                                            married:

Died: 1-27-1863  Chambersburg PA                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: 322

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1861    license

 

Interment: UB Cemetery, Chambersburg PA

Obit: 1864,91

 

1860-61           Shopp’s station (latter part of the year)

1861-62           Greencastle circuit

1862-63           Bethany mission (did not finish the year)

 

Note: The 2-11-1863 obituary in The Religious Telescope for Jacob F. Wilt says he died of lung disease and had attended Otterbein University.



 

WILT, MARTIN L.

 

Born: 5-22-1874  Coleman PA                                   married: Blanche Goodrich

Died: 1-19-1958                                                          obit: Allegheny Conference 1961,40

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 305

Gibble list: no

 

1900    quarterly conference license

1902    license, Allegheny Conference

1909    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: New Friedens Cemetery, Somerset County PA

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1958,35

 

1901-02           Patchinsville (beginning 5/1901)

1902-04           New Paris

1904-05           Hooversville

1905-06           Fairmount

1906-08           Hollsopple

1908-09           Orbisonia

1909-12           Woodland

1912-15           East Freedom

1915-17           Coalport

1917-20           Altoona Greenwood

1940-24           Hooversville

1924-28           Shanksville

1928-33           Cambria

1933-34           Knoxdale

1934-38           East Freedom

1938-46           New Paris

1946                retired



 

WILT, WILLIAM ABRAHAM

 

Born: 9-1-1888  Snyder County PA                           married: Anna Straub

Died: 9-27-1973                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 407

Gibble list: yes

 

1912    quarterly conference license, Paradise Church on Port Trevorton charge

1913    license, Allegheny Conference

1915    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Grandview Memorial Cemetery, Annville PA

Obit: Eastern Pennsylvania Conference 1974,537

 

1912-15           student, Bonebrake [United] Theological Seminary in Dayton OH

1915                given “advisory seat” in the Virginia Conference

1915-16           Harrisonburg, Virginia Conference

1916-17           Keyser WV, Virginia Conference      

1917                transfer to Virginia Conference

1917-28           Keyser WV

1928-35           Martinsburg WV (ending 1/1/35)

1935-56           Annville (beginning 1/1/35), East Pennsylvania Conference

1936                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1936-57           Annville

1957                retired

 

Note: Funkhouser’s 1921 History of the Virginia Conference, page 189, gives a biographical sketch.
 


 

WINE, SYLVESTER K.

 

Born: 2-4-1853  Harrisonburg VA                              married: Elizabeth Hopkins Keyes

Died: 1-21-1911  Fayetteville PQ                               obit:

Miller-Raker #: 549

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1874     quarterly conference license

1877    license, Virginia Conference

1881    ordained, Virginia Conference

 

Interment: Cedar Grove Cemetery, Chambersburg PA

Obit: 1911,113

 

1878-79           Opequon

1879-81           student, Lebanon Valley College

1881-82           New Creek

1882-83           South Branch

1883-84           ?

1884-85           Augusta

1885-87           Churchville

1887                charter member of Maryland Conference

1887-88           Frederick station

                        transfer to Sandusky Conference

1896                transfer to Virginia Conference

                        Harrisonburg

                        Winchester

1907-08           Scotland, Pennsylvania Conference  

1908                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference

1908-10           Scotland

1910-11           Fayetteville & Marion (did not finish the year)

 

Note: He also appears erroneously as Samuel K. Wine.  Funkhouser’s 1921 History of the Virginia Conference, page 189, gives a brief biography.  He attended Shenandoah Institute and Graduated from Lebanon Valley College, where he was a trustee 1897-1904.  He also attended Otterbein University and Princeton University.



 

WINEKA, PAUL R.

 

Born: 12-17-1897  Yoe PA                                         married: Iva R. Snyder [4/9/1921]

Died: 12-13-1997  Spring Grove PA                          obit: [1900-1971]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 481

Gibble list: no

 

1919    quarterly conference license

1924    license, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Otterbein Church Cemetery, Spry PA

Obit:

 

1921-24           Rochester Mills (beginning 1/15/1921)

1924-28           Knoxdale (ending 5/1/1928)

1928                located

 

Note: Paul R. Wineka served for many years as the pastor of the independent Otterbein Church in Hanover PA, now the Hanover Bible Church, following its removal from the Pennsylvania Conference of the United Brethren Church.
 


 

WINEY, CHARLES W.

 

Born: 10-9-1882 Richfield PA                                   married: Edith Brown

Died: 4-4-1956  Johnstown PA                                  obit: [8/27/1884 – 4/15/1969]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 364

Gibble list: no

 

1908    quarterly conference license

1909    license, Allegheny Conference

1912    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Fairview Cemetery, Freeburg PA

Obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 1956,27

 

1909-13           Bellefonte

1913-14           Connellsville

1914-19           Altoona Second

1919-23           Wilkinsburg

1923-25           Tyrone

1925-31           Johnstown Park Avenue

1931-34           Scottdale

1934-40           Johnstown First

1940-44           McKeesport Shoemaker Memorial

1944-48           Altoona Greenwood

1948-50           Windber

1950                retired
 

Note: Charles W. Winey is a ministerial son of the Richfield, Juniata County, congregation.


 

WINEY, TEKOA SHIRK

 

Born:                                                                           married: Emily Bertha Shaw

Died: 12-16-1938                                                        obit:

Miller-Raker #: no                                                       married2: Martha _____

Fulton #: no                                                                 obit2:

Gibble list: yes

 

1899    license, East German Conference: recommended by Freeburg circuit

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1900                transfer to East Nebraska Conference

                        transfer to South West Kansas Conference

1910                no longer listed in United Brethren Yearbook

1911-14           Portland OR Waverly Heights Congregational

1917-18           Chatham OH Congregational

 

Note:  Tekoa S. Winey re-appears in the 1911 United Brethren Yearbook with his old address of Hutchinson KS, but that is assumed to be incorrect.  He started the Congregational Church in Portland in 1911 under the auspices of the Congregational Mission Society.  He had an article in the 12/2/1903 Religious Telescope, page 23, from Seattle WA complaining about the lack of United Brethren churches and mission work there.  He is the author of several poems and the Sunday School Song “Thankful Hearts.”  He is a ministerial son of the Richfield, Juniata County, congregation.
 


 

WINGERD, CHARLES B.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Leah C. Hartz

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 470

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1898    license

1900    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1897                A.B. degree, Lebanon Valley College

1900                A.M. degree. Lebanon Valley College

1900-01           Greencastle

1902-05           Shippensburg

1905                transfer

1947                Presbyterian Headquarters, Chatauqua NY



 

WINGERT, JACOB

 

Born: 1-17-1777                                                          married: Elizabeth Binkley

Died: 9-9-1862                                                            obit:

Miller-Raker #: 75

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes [WENGER]

 

1814    license

1819    ordained

 

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery, Greencastle PA

Obit:

 

1836-37           Westmoreland circuit

1839-40           presiding elder, Lancaster District

1840-41           Lancaster circuit

1842-43           York circuit

 

NOTE: This surname is also rendered WINGERD, WENGER and WENGERT.  Jacob Wingert lived 5 miles south of Greencastle on the road to Williamsport and was a frequent host of Christian Newcomer and others.  Jacob Wingert’s sister Susanna Wenger married Henry Kumler Sr.   Weaver’s 1908 Minutes of the 1819-24 Conferences, page 48, gives a brief biography [WENGER].

 


 

WINTER, ABRAHAM

 

Born: 1807  Washington County PA              married: _____ Clemens

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 38 [WINTERS]

Gibble list: no

 

1840    license, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1841                expelled

 

Note:  Abraham Winter lived in Washington County.  Beginning in 1832, as a local United Brethren preacher, he supplied the German Evangelical Lutheran and Reformed Church in Washington borough for a while.

 

Note: Abraham Winter is a son of Jacob Winter and a brother to Daniel Winter.


 

WINTER, DANIEL

 

Born: 9-12-1805  Washington County PA                 married: Sarah Simmons [1828]

Died: 1-2-1877  Garfield IL                                       obit:

Miller-Raker #: 155 [WINTERS]                               married2: Susannah Bebout [3/16/1837]

Fulton #: no                                                                 obit2: [6/22/1817 – 2/13/1875]

Gibble list: yes [WINTERS]

 

1829    license

 

Interment:

Obit:
 

Note: Daniel Winter is the son of Jacob Winter and a brother to Abraham Winter.


 

WINTER, JACOB

 

Born: 9-16-1780  Washington County PA                 married: Catherine Miller

Died: 10-12-1842  Licking County OH                     obit: [12/26/1785 – 8/28/1858]

Miller-Raker #: 61

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1811    license

1818    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1818                transfer
 

Note: Jacob Winter is the father of Abraham Winter and Daniel Winter, and a brother to John L. Winter.  Another son, Jacob Jr. (1811-?) received a conference license to exhort in 1836.  The Autobiography of John Fohl includes the following account of Jacob Winter and his ministry in Washington County: “A large portion of this field had been opened by the venerable Jacob Winter, of blessed memory, who was a man of talent and eminent in piety. He preached in both languages, English and German, and catechized and confirmed his members after the order of the Lutheran and Reformed churches. He made no report to annual conference, yet claimed membership in the Church of the United Brethren in Christ. He was the means of winning many souls to Christ, and I found him highly esteemed among the people. As the infirmities of age were coming upon him, he wisely transferred his entire work to the Pennsylvania Conference.”  The first (1800) and second (1839) Zion Church log buildings were erected on the Winter property, and that historic United Brethren work is older than the denomination.


 

WINTER, JOHN

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1836-37           superintendent, Westmoreland District

 

Note: At Conference in 1837, this John Winter received an allotment for travel and “exhorted.”   This may be John L. Winter (who had previously moved to Indiana), or a misnomer for Jacob Winter, or another John Winter.


 

WINTER, JOHN LEVI

 

Born: 11-10-1778  Washington County PA               married: Elizabeth Pfrimmer

Died: 8-19-1870  Montgomery County IN                obit: [6/3/1789 – 1/15/1865]

Miller-Raker #: 47

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1803    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1810                transfer to

 

Note: John Winter is a brother to Jacob Winter.  He moved to Corydon IN in 1808.  Mrs. Winter is the daughter of John George Pfrimmer.
 


 

WINTERS, THOMAS

 

Born: 12-23-1778  Harbaugh’s Valley MD                married: Susannah Flegal [2/26/1799]

Died: 10-2-1863  West Alexandria OH                      obit: [5/6/1782 – 3/8/1853]

Miller-Raker #: 38 [WINTER]

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes [WINTER]

 

1801    license

1815    license, Reformed Church

1819    ordained, Reformed Church

 

Interment: Woodland Cemetery, Dayton OH

Obit:

 

1810                organizing participant of Miami Conference

1812                transfer to Miami Conference

1812-13           Twin Creek circuit

1814                dismissed at own request to re-join the Reformed Church

1815-40           Germantown, Montgomery County OH

1840-42           Evansport, Defiance County OH

1842                retired

 

Note: The birthdate above comes from A Sketch of the Winters Family, by Jonathan H. Winters, published by the United Brethren Publishing House in 1889.  Drury’s 1897 Minutes of the Conferences 1800-1818 mentions Thomas Winter in the Miami section.  His sons David Winter and Thomas H. Winter reportedly became preachers in the Reformed Church.  Mrs. Winters is the daughter of Valentine Flegal.
 


 

WINTON, H.B.

 

Born: 1824                                                                  married:

Died: 4-1-1896  Pittsburgh PA                                   obit:

Miller-Raker #: 331

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

?          license, Sandusky Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1850                transfer to Virginia Conference

1851-52           Rockbridge

1852-54           Hagerstown

1858-59           Woodstock

1862                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference

1864-65           Lebanon Salem, East Pennsylvania Conference

1866                withdrew

                        Pittsburgh Synod of Lutheran Church

1880-83           Monongahela Grace

1883-84           Mansfield OH First English Lutheran

1890-91           Butler Grace

 

Note: Funkhouser’s 1921 History of the Virginia Conference, page 146, calls H.B. Winton a “fine preacher.”  As missionary superintendent of the Pittsburgh Synod, he was directly involved in starting several congregations.  There are many references to him in E.G. Heissenbuttel’s 1959 History of the Pittsburgh Synod.  His obituary in the 4-11-1896 Richland (County OH) Shield & Banner states that he died at the home of his daughter Mrs. A.E. Henderson.

 


 

WINWOOD, JOHN

 

Born: 4-24-1874  Tanfield Lee, England                    married: Lizzie Lucinda Leonard

Died: 4-12-1949                                                          obit: Allegheny Conference 1940,60

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

Interment:

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1949,74

 

                     New Paris 

                     Sidman 

1931-33        Fairmount

1933-34        Coalport

1934-37        Waukesha

1937-41        Rochester Mills

1941-42        Industry

                     Wyano

                     retired 

 

Note: John Winwood served as a licensed pastor.

 


 

WISE, IRVIN CASTNER

 

Born:                                                                           married: Marie Feigenspan

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 487

Gibble list: no

 

1924    license, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1924-25           Northampton circuit, including Crossroads, East Pennsylvania Conference

1925-26           Birdsboro Grace, East Pennsylvania Conference

1926                transfer to ? (open transfer, page 132)

1926-27           Birdsboro Grace, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

1937                Second Presbyterian Church, New York City

 

Note: Irwin C. Wise is listed by the East Pennsylvania Conference as “others employed by the conference.”  He graduated from Lebanon Valley College in 1926 and Central Theological Seminary in 1928.  He did ecumenical administrative work and supplied Presbyterian and/or Congregational pulpits.

 


 

WISSINGER, WILLIAM A.

 

Born: 4-22-1871                                                          married: Pauline Aberle

Died: 2-8-1966                                                            obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 1989,433

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 403

Gibble list: no

 

1901    quarterly conference license

1903    license, United Evangelical Church

1907    ordained, United Evangelical Church

 

Interment: Grandview Cemetery, Johnstown PA

Obit: [Western Pennsylvania Conference 1967,29]

 

1912                transfer to Allegheny Conference of the United Brethren Church

1912-13           Madison

1913-16           Everson

1916-17           Beaverdale

1917-20           Clearfield

1920-24           Herminie

1924-26           located

1926-27           Westmoreland

1927-29           Conemaugh

1929-30           Pitcairn

1930-31           Bigler

1931-35           Hooversville

1935-37           West Decatur

1937-40           Hollsopple

1940-47           New Florence

1947                retired
 


 

WISSWAESSER, C.L.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 520

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

?          license, West Virginia Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1902-03           York First, Pennsylvania Conference

1903                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference, page 57

1904                withdrew

                        Pittsburgh Synod of Lutheran Church

1904-05                      Elderton charge, Armstrong County PA

                        (= St. Jacob’s, South Bend twp and Mount Union, Plum Creek twp)

 

Note: This surname is rendered WISWAESER in some of our records.

 


 

WITMAN, J.E.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1889    license, East German Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1890                name erased

 


 

WITMER, CLAYTON CLARK

 

Born: 10-7-1881  near Mount Joy PA                                    married:  May Cooley

Died: 2-24-1971                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1914    quarterly conference license, Dayton OH Euclid Avenue of the Miami Conference

1915    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1915    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Kraybill’s Cemetery, Mount Joy PA

Obit: Eastern Pennsylvania Conference 1971,321

 

1915-41           missionary, Philippine Islands

1941-43           Williamstown & Tower City

1943-44           local preacher, living in Mt. Joy PA

1944-45           student, Kennedy School of Missions in Hartford CT

1945-50           missionary, Philippine Islands

1950                retired

 

Note:  Clayton C. Witmer is a brother to Catherine Witmer, missionary to China.  Mrs. Witmer was a United Brethren Mission to the Philippines from Illinois.
 


 

WITMER, JOHN A.

 

Born: 11-29-1920                                                        married:

Died: 1-5-2007                                                            obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1943    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1946    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1943-48           living in Lancaster

1948-69           faculty, Dallas Theological Seminary

1970                no longer listed

 

Note: John A. Witmer was classified as a local elder and maintained a charge conference relationship with Lancaster Otterbein.  He is the author of several books and articles.
 


 

WITMER, JOHN HENRY

 

Born: 6-15-1930                                                          married: Esther _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 748

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1954    license, recommended by Young’s (Cumberland Co.)

1960    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1954-57           Shermansdale

1957-60           Mt. Tabor

1960-64           Fayetteville

1964-71           Biglerville

1971-86           Altoona Second Avenue

1986-93           associate, Hershey First

1993                retired, living in Chambersburg



 

WITMER, JONAS

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 77

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1815    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

Note:  Jonas Witmer never itinerated, but he was still involved enough to remain with the Pennsylvania Conference when East Pennsylvania was split off in 1846.

 


 

WOLAND, WILLIAM H.

 

Born: 12-?-1844                                                                      married: Selina Bowers

Died: 11-17-1915  Fremont OH                                             obit:  [4/?/1845 – 1/27/1917]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

Interment: Lindsey Cemetery, Lindsey OH

Obit:

 

1867-68           Sinking Spring circuit (part year?)

 

Note: William H. Woland married about 1868, was living in Millersburg in 1870, and by 1880 was a physician living in Ohio.
 


 

WOLF, EARL E.

 

Born: 12-27-1908  Lancaster PA                                married: Mary Elizabeth Stephens

Died: 2-9-1979                                                            obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1927    quarterly conference license, Lancaster Otterbein

1928    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1934    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Serenity Garden Memorial Park, Large FL

Obit:

 

1927-31           student, Lebanon Valley College

1931-34           student, Bonenrake [United] Theological Seminary in Dayton OH

1934-41           Philadelphia First

1941-62           chaplain, US Army

1962                retired

                        1962-79  minister of visitation, Clearwater FL Peace Memorial Presbyterian

 


 

WOLF, HENRY

 

Born: 2 -25-1841                                                         married: Mary Jane Scott

Died: 3-26-1923                                                          obit: [4/5/1832 – 11/20/1894]

Miller-Raker #: no                                                       married2: Rebecca Gress Peightel

Fulton #: no                                                                 obit2: [4/9/1852 – 3/5/1936]

Gibble list: no

 

Interment: Bethlehem Cemetery, Fulton County PA

Obit:

 

Note: Henry Wolf appears to have been a local pastor whose home church was Bethlehem, in Fulton County.  The second Mrs. Wolf was the widow of a Mr. Frank Peightel.

 


 

WOLFE, ARCHIE S.

 

Born: 6-22-1880                                                          married:

Died: 5-22-1976                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #:

Gibble list: no

 

1906    license, Allegheny Conference

1918    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: West Ohio Conference 1976,266

 

1904-05           Hustontown

1905-06           Houserville

1906-07           Dunlo

1907-10           student, Otterbein University in Westerville OH

1910-11           Middleburg and Selinsgrove

1911-12           alternating between seminary student in Dayton OH and teaching in Westerville OH

1918                transfer to East Ohio Conference


 

WOLFE, CHARLES W.

 

Born: 1-3-1921                                                            married:

Died: 9-22-1999                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1939    quarterly conference license, Highville

1944    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1949    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Eastern Pennsylvania Conference 2000,?

 

1940-44           student, Lebanon Valley College

                        1941-42  Northampton circuit

                        1942-44  Hillsdale circuit

1944-45

1945-53           Denver

1953-55           Columbia

1955-68           Mount Joy Glossbrenner

1968-70           sabbatical leave

1970-71           on leave

1971-87           honorable location

1987                retired

 

Note: Charles W. Wolfe is the son of Ralph H. Wolfe.

 


 

WOLFE, H.F.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 269 [WOLF]

Gibble list: no

 

?          license

?          ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

                        East Ohio Conference

1894                transfer to Allegheny Conference

1894-95           Bigler

1895-96

1896                transfer to East Ohio Conference
 


 

WOLFE, RALPH HARBER

 

Born: 12-21-1897  Lebanon PA                                 married: Florence Elizabeth Uhler

Died: 7-10-1974  Neffsville PA                                 obit: Eastern Conference 1964,127

Miller-Raker #: no                                                       married2: Mrs. Myrtle E. Ressner

Fulton #: no                                                                 obit2:

Gibble list: yes

 

1928    quarterly conference license, Reading Salem

1929    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1936    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Highville PA

Obit: Eastern Pennsylvania Conference 1975,776

 

1928-30           Birdsboro Grace

1930-32           Manor

1932-42           Highville

1943-51           Reading Salem

1951-52           Schuytlkill Haven

1952-58           on leave, living in Mount Joy

1958-59           Halifax

1959-61           Brunnerville

1961-62           Philadelphia Mt. Pisgah

1962-64           Hillsdale-Falmouth

1964                retired

 

Note: Ralph H. Wolfe is the father of Charles W. Wolfe and of Rev. Ralph D. Wolfe of the Baptist Church.
 


 

WOLFE, RICHARD JOHN

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 818

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1964    license, recommended by Hanover Lohr’s Memorial

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1962-66           student, Lebanon Valley College

1963-64           Adamsville-Pleasant Grove

1964-65

1965-66            Barts

1966-69           student, United Theological Seminary

 

Note: Richard J. Wolfe is a brother to Susan J. Wolfe.
 


 

WOLFE, SUSAN J.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Merrill A. Hassinger

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 819

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1964    license, recommended by Hanover Lohr’s Memorial

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1960-64           student, Lebanon Valley College

1964-67           student, United Theological Seminary

1967                transfer to Eastern Conference

1967-70           EUB Board of Publication

1970-77           Fleetwood

1977-80           associate, Springfield Covenant

1980-83           Mount Gretna

1983-88           superintendent, Allentown District

1988-               conference consultant

1996-2004       bishop Boston Area

 

Note: Susan J. Wolfe is a sister to Richard J. Wolfe.  Rev. Merrill A. Hassinger is a member of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference.

 


 

WOLFERSBERGER, LEVI B.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died: 10-?-1889                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 125 & 183 [WOLFENSBERGER]

Gibble list: yes

 

1850    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Hauger Cemetery, Black Twp., Somerset County PA

Obit:

 

1858                transfer to Allegheny Conference granted

1862                transfer to Allegheny Conference completed

1863                transfer to (any Western conference he wishes to join)

1876                transfer to Allegheny Conference

1879                withdrew

 

Note: In 1851 Levi Wolfersberger sold the United Brethren at lot with a church building thereon on Front Street in Harrisburg (see Gibble’s 1951 History of the East Pennsylvania Conference, page 195).  He is listed as a leader in the Neidig Memorial Church in Oberlin.  A Levi Wolfersberger joined the Nebraska Conference in 1874.  While many details and documentations are missing, it appears that this Levi Wolfersberger was born in Lebanon County and end up in Somerset County, with a possible venture to Nebraska.


 

WOMER, ORION ALEXANDER

 

Born: 6-5-1907  Philipsburg PA                                 married: Josephine Schiele Miller

Died: 4-2-1992  Rowlett TX                                      obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1930    quarterly conference license

1931    license, Allegheny Conference: recommended by Philipsburg

1933    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Brandon Cemetery, Oil City PA

Obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 1992,305

 

1931-40      Richfield

1940-43      Houserville

1943-45      Beaver Falls

1945-54      Hooversville

1954-57      Paradise

1957-67      Oil City

1967-73      Portage Bethany

1973            retired

                        1973-84  associate, Indiana Grace
 

Note: Orion A, Womer is the father of Albert S. Womer of the Western Pennsylvania Conference.  This surname is sometimes given as WOOMER.


 

WOOD, R.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 415

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

?          license, Parkersburg Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: West Virginia Conference  1918,28

 

1884-85           Newville (latter part of year), Pennsylvania Conference  1885,14

1885-87           Bendersville circuit, Pennsylvania Conference

1887                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference

1887-89           living in Bendersville

1889-91           Mont Alto circuit

1891-92           living in Mont Alto

1892                transfer to Parkersburg [West Virginia] Conference

 

Note: The documentation on R. Wood’s transfer into the Pennsylvania Conference and ordination (if any) is not clear.
 


 

WOODWARD, RICHARD S.

 

Born: 1-18-1830  Chester County PA                        married: Catherine A. Freet

Died: 3-17-1903                                                          obit: [9/20/1835 – 11/16/1916]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 144

Gibble list: no

 

1869    license, Allegheny Conference

1872    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

 

Interment: Three Springs Cemetery, Three Springs PA

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1903,27

 

1868-70           Scottsville

1870-72           Mahoning

1872-75           Cambria

1875-77           Juniata

1877-78           (no records)

1878-80           Orbisonia

1880                Tyrone (Feb-Sep; short conference year)

1880-81           Ligonier

1881-83           Otterbein

1883-84           Clearfield

1884-86           Wilmore & Conemaugh

1886-88           Conemaugh

1888-92           Madison

1892-93           Three Springs

1893-96           superintendent, Altoona District

1896-99           Huntingdon

1899-00           Orbisonia

1900-02           Mapleton

1902-03           Orbisonia

 

Note: Richard S. Woodward taught school for 11 winters and operated the family farm near East Salem before selling the farm in 1867


 

WOODYARD, NOAH

 

Born: 5-13-1799  Harrison County VA                      married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 152

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1829    license

1831    ordained, Hagerstown [Virginia] Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1830                charter member of Hagerstown [Virginia] Conference

1831-32           Staunton & Woodstock

 

Note: Rev. Woodyard is believed to be the son of John Covert Woodyard (1771-1845) and Elizabeth Ford Woodyard (1775-?).  There is a Noah Woodyard in the 1840 census in Johnson County IN.

 


 

WOOMER, JAMES ALLEN

 

Born: 6-30-1915  Tyrone PA                                      married: Marietta Getz

Died: 11-24-2005                                                        obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1934    quarterly conference license

1937    license, Allegheny Conference

1943    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Bald Eagle Cemetery, Blair County PA

Obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 2006,397

 

1937-40      Shade Gap (beginning 10/15/1937)

1940-43      student, Bonebrake [United] Theological Seminary in Dayton OH
                       1940-43 Congregational-Christian churches in Philipsburg and West Union OH

1943-45      Altoona Pleasant Valley (beginning June 1943)

1945-60      Portage Bethany

1960-61      Johnstown Centennial-Faith

1961-68      Altoona Second Avenue

1968-70      superintendent, Western District

1970-74      superintendent, Indiana District

1974-79      Brookville First

1979           retired

                        1979-94  minister of visitation, North Naples FL 

 


 

WORMAN, DANIEL

 

Born: 12-3-1786                                                          married: Elizabeth Shupe

Died: 8-19-1862                                                          obit: [c1789 – 2/12/1855]

Miller-Raker #: 212

Fulton #: 9

Gibble list: no

 

1827    ordained

 

Interment: United Brethren Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant PA

Obit: 1907,9

 

1839                charter member of Allegheny Conference

 

Note: Daniel Worman was a local preacher and never itinerated.  Mrs. Worman is an aunt to Emily Shupe Ressler, wife of Jacob Ressler.

 


 

WORTHINGTON, I

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1878-79           Horse Valley  1879,4

1880-81           Horse Valley (last part of year)  1881,4

 


 

WORTMAN, CICERO

 

Born: 7-8-1828  New Rumley OH                             married: Elizabeth Burrier

Died: 1-28-1891  Westmoreland County PA obit: Allegheny Conference 1905,37

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 158

Gibble list: no

 

1850    quarterly conference license, Iowa Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

1855    license, Muskingum Conference

 

Interment: Middletown Methodist Cemetery, Greensburg PA

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1891,36

 

1853                transfer to Muskingum Conference, United Brethren Church

1871-72           Mount Pleasant, Allegheny Conference

1872                transfer to Allegheny Conference
1872-73           Allegheny

1873-75           Madison

1875-76           Ligonier

1876-77           Somerset

1877-78           (no records)

1878-79           Springfield

1879-80           Connellsville

1880                Allegheny (Feb-Sep; short conference year)

1880-82           Washington

1882-83           Mahoning

1883-85           Cambria

1885-86           Bellefonte

1886-88           Millheim

1888-89           New Paris

1889-90           Lycippus

1890-91           on leave


 

WRAGG, WILLIAM

 

Born: 2-24-1833  Pittsburgh PA                                 married: Anna C.

Died: 11-10-1885  Industry PA                                  obit: Pittsburgh Conference (Methodist Protestant) 1918,26

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 139

Gibble list: no

 

?          license, Pittsburgh Conference of the Methodist Protestant Church

?          ordained

 

Interment: Pittsburgh PA

Obit:

 

1863-64           Bakerstown

1867-68           Ligonier, Allegheny Conference of the United Brethren Church

1868                admitted on credentials to Allegheny Conference of the United Brethren Church

1868-69           Mt. Pleasant

1869-72           Altoona

1872-74           Mt. Pleasant

1874-75           ?

1875-77           Sewickley

1877-78           Braddock Jones Avenue

1878-79           Wilkinsburg Christ

1879                withdrew

                        return to Pittsburgh Conference of the Methodist Protestant Church


 

WRIGGLE, EDWARD FRANKLIN

 

Born: 8-5-1861  Clearfield County PA                      married: Clara Hepburn

Died: 8-18-1960                                                          obit: Oregon Conference 1942,32

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 261

Gibble list: no

 

?          license, Methodist Episcopal Church

1895    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

 

Interment: Modesto CA

Obit: Pacific Northwest Conference 1961,77

 

1894                admitted on credentials to the Allegheny Conference of the United Brethren Church 

1894-96           Patchinsville

1896-99           Cambria

1899-00           Windburne

1900-02           Windber

1902-03           New Florence

1903-06           Latrobe

1906-08           (Nebraska)

1908                transfer


 

WYAND, SIMON SNYDER

 

Born: 11-20-1871                                                        married:

Died: 6-16-1933                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: 540

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

Interment: Belmond IA

Obit: Northern Minnesota Conference of ME Church 1933,233

 

1906                transfer from Iowa Conference, page 50

1907                open transfer, page 46 & 66

                        Northern Minnesota Conference of Methodist Episcopal Church

 

Note: A 1913 newspaper account says a funeral “was conducted by Rev. Geo. E. Tindall of St. Cloud, assisted by the local pastor, Rev. S. S. Wyand.”