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ZAHN, JOHN

 

Born: 4-17-1804                                                          married:

Died: 4-14-1861                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: 113

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1825    license

1827    ordained

 

Interment: Chewsville MD

Obit:

 

1824-25           Shenandoah circuit

1827-29           Hagerstown circuit

1830                charter member of Hagerstown [Virginia] Conference

1831-32           Staunton & Woodstock circuits

 

Note: Rev. Zahn preached at the 1830 funeral of Bishop Newcomer.  Funkhouser’s 1921 History of the Virginia Conference, page 189, gives a brief biography.  John Zahn is a brother to Charles W. Zahn of the Virginia Conference.  While he may have been a member of the Virginia Conference at his death, he is not listed in the minutes after 1831.  He appears to have left the United Brethren to help form “The Christian Conference of the Valley in Virginia” in 1838” and become active in the Christian Church.  There is limited information on the family in the biographical files.

 


 

ZECH, HARRY EDWARD

 

Born: 3-30-1913  Jefferson PA                                   married: Edna Smith

Died: 7-15-1995                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: 669

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1932    license

1936    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit: West Ohio Conference  1996,353

 

1929-33           student, Lebanon Valley College

1933-36           student, Bonebrake [United] Seminary

1936-44           Fayetteville

1944-69           missionary, Puerto Rico

1969                transfer to Ohio Conference

1969-70           Croton

 

Note: Miller’s 1968 History of the Pennsylvania Conference, page 410, gives a brief biography.

 


 

ZECHMAN, HARRY WILLIAM

 

Born:10-18-1908  Fearnot PA                                    married: Vesta M. Harner

Died: 7-29-1997  Palmyra PA                                    obit: [10/13/1909 – 4/22/1995]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1928    quarterly conference license, Fearnot

1929    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1933    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Harrisburg PA

Obit: Eastern Pennsylvania Conference 1998,262

 

1926-30           student, Lebanon Valley College

                            1929-30  Brunnerville (beginning 12/30)

1930-32           Lebanon Bethany

1932-33           Pottstown & Birdsboro

1833-37           Pine Grove

1937-67           Harrisburg Derry Street

1967-77           Palmyra First

 


 

ZEEK, ELIAS A.

 

Born: 7-25-1835  Roxbury PA                                   married: Caroline Beighel

Died: 10-18-1911  Scottdale PA                                obit: [d. 9-25-1897]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 175

Gibble list: no

 

1872    exhorter’s license

1875    license, Allegheny Conference

1880    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Scottdale Cemetery, Scottdale PA

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1912,90

 

1875-76           East Salem

1880-81           Three Springs

1881-82           Juniata

1882-83           Liverpool

1883-84           Huntingdon

1884-87           Port Matilda

1887-88           Scottdale

1888-91           superintendent

1892-95           Springfield

1895                retired

 

Note: Elias A. Sutton is a grandson (through his mother Eve Sutton Zeek) of Joseph Sutton.  Mrs. Zeek may be the daughter of William Beighel.

 


 

ZEIGLER, HAROLD E.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 705

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1947    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1947-48           student, Lebanon Valley College

    1947-48  Shermansdale

1948-52           student, Dallas Theological Seminary

1952                withdrew, page 65

           

1957                independent church, Alden PA

1979                Congregational Church, Shattuck OK

 

Note: Harold E. Zeigler is the son of Roy R. Zeigler.

 


 

ZEIGLER, ROY RAYMOND

 

Born: 2-28-1891                                                          married: Cora Mabel Emenheiser

Died: 12-10-1978                                                        obit: 1980,352

Miller-Raker #: 591

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1914    quarterly conference license, Mechanicsburg First

1915    license

1924    ordained

 

Interment: Winterstown Cemetery

Obit: 1979,343

 

1915-18           Shermansdale

1918-22           Mechanicsburg circuit

1922-23           Bendersville

1923-26           Boonsboro

1926-31           Fayetteville

1931-34           Windsor

1934-38           Mt. Wolf

1938-45           Duncannon

1945-52           Boiling Springs

1952                retired

                            1955 (Jan-Sep)  assistant, Harrisburg State Street: East Pennsylvania Conference

                            1960 (Jun-Oct)  New Bloomfield charge

 

Note: Mrs. Zeigler is the daughter of Franklin B. Emenheiser.  The Zeiglers are the parents of Elizabeth Zeigler Keperling (wife of Ira C. Keperling), Eleanor Zeigler Ford (wife of missionary Rev. Paul Ford) and Harold E. Zeigler.

 



ZEPP, JACOB

 

Born: 12-15-1906  Adams County PA                       married: Ruth Kennedy

Died: 8-6-1981  Chambersburg PA                            obit: 1979,351

Miller-Raker #: 736

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1931    quarterly conference license, Heidlersburg UBOC

1932    license, Pennsylvania Conference UBOC

1938    ordained, Pennsylvania Conference UBOC

 

Interment: Heidlersburg Cemetery, Adams County PA

Obit: 1982,388

 

1933-35           Crider’s

1935-41           Rohrersville

1941-50           Strinestown

1950                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference, EUB Church

1950-57           Dover

1957-62           Oakville

1962-70           Scotland-Salem

1970                retired, active member at Chambersburg Park Avenue

                             1970-71  St. John’s

                       


 

ZIEGLER, PHILIP

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died: 1828                                                                  obit:

Miller-Raker #: 107

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes [ZEIGLER]

 

1823    license

1823    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 


 

ZIEGLER, SAMUEL GEORGE

 

Born: 10-14-1884                                                        married: Ethel Redding

Died: 10-30-1980                                                        obit: 1974,443

Miller-Raker #: 543

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1906    quarterly conference license, Hanover Lohr’s Memorial

1907    license

1911    ordained

 

Interment: Memorial Park Cemetery, Dayton OH

Obit: 1981,347

 

1907-08           student, York Collegiate Institute

1908-11           student, Lebanon Valley College

                             1909-11  Duncannon

1911-14           student, Bonebrake Seminary

                             1912-14 Wagner-Aley charge, Miami Conference

1914-17           Baltimore Otterbein Memorial

1917-21           Hagerstown St. Paul

1921-46           general secretary, Foreign Mission Society

1946-58           EUB Board of Missions

1958                retired

 

Note: The conference archives include two books by Samuel G. Ziegler: Christian Movements in the Orient and God’s Will Be Done in World Relations.


 

ZIMMERMAN, CLINTON DEWITT

 

Born: 8-10-1910                                                          married:

Died: 10-2-1999                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1938    quarterly conference license, Penbrook Grace

1940    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1944    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Eastern Pennsylvania Conference 2000,7.293

 

1938-41           student, Lebanon Valley College

1941-44           student, United Theological Seminary in Dayton OH

1944-46           Aristes

1946-53           Shamokin circuit

1953-58           Allentown Grace

1958-59           Denver

1959-62           Reading Salem

1962-65           Lebanon Bethany

1965-66           Christian Publications

1966-67           Lickdale circuit

1967-70           Blue Mountain Parish (Indiantown Gap Emmanuel & Lickdale Trinity)

1970-71           sabbatical leave

1971-74           Christian Publications

1974-77           Brownstown

1977                retired

 



ZIMMERMAN, HENRY W.

 

Born: 5-2-1849                                                            married: Mary M. Reen [12/11/1877]

Died: 4-22-1925  Palmyra PA                                    obit: [1855 - ?]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1878    license, East German Conference

1881    ordained, East German Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: [Lebanon Daily News 4/23/1925]

 

1877-78           Middletown

1878-79           Tamaqua circuit

1879-81           Freeburg circuit

1881-82           Pine Grove circuit

1882-84           Jacksonville circuit

1884-87           Susquehanna circuit

1887-89           Union Deposit circuit

1889-91           Bellegrove circuit

1891-92           Allentown Zion

1892-95           Lykens Valley circuit

1895-98           Jonestown circuit

1901                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1901-03           living in Palmyra

1903                referred

 

Note: Strangely, H.W. Zimmerman is also listed for Middletown 1881-82.

 



ZIMMERMAN, PETER L.

 

Born: 12-15-1826                                                        married:

Died: 11-10-1856  Cornwall PA                                 obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1856    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Mount Lebanin Cemetery, Lebanon PA

Obit: [East Pennsylvania Conference manuscript 1857,83]

 

1855-56           Highspire circuit

1856-57           Northumberland mission

 

Note: An obituary for Peter L. Zimmerman appears in the 11/21/1856 issue of Der Libanon Demokrat, Lebanon PA.



ZIMMERMAN, SIMON

 

Born: 5-7-1820                                                            married: Catherine Lichty

Died: 8-20-1897                                                          obit: [2/25/1828 – 4/10/1874]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1850    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1853    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Union Cemetery, Reinholdsville PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1897,40

 

1852-54           New Holland

1854-55

1855-56           Amity circuit

1856-57           Highspire circuit

1857-59           Halifax circuit

1859-60           Union County circuit

1860-61           Susquehanna circuit

1861-63           Hummelstown circuit

1863-64           Catawissa circuit

1864-65

1865-66           Hummelstown circuit

1866-67           Union Deposit circuit

 


 

ZUCK, WILLIAM JOHNSTON

 

Born: 1858                                                                  married: Jessie M. Zent

Died: 11-21-1934                                                        obit: [1858 – 7/?/1941]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 191

Gibble list: yes

 

1880    license, Allegheny Conference

1884    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Otterbein Mausoleum, Westerville OH

Obit:

 

1882-84           faculty, Lebanon Valley College

1884-03           faculty, Otterbein University in Westerville OH

1903-04           Annville, East Pennsylvania Conference

                             1903-04  faculty, Lebanon Valley College

1904                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1904-08           Annville

                             1904-08  faculty, Lebanon Valley College

1908-11           director, Anti-Saloon League in Erie PA

1911-12           Columbus OH St. Clair Avenue Presbyterian

1912                honorable dismissal to join Presbyterian Church

                        Columbus OH St. Clair Avenue Presbyterian

                        Columbus OH Second Avenue Presbyterian

 



ZUG, LESTER BONEBRAKE

 

Born: 6-9-1893  near Chambersburg PA                    married: Irma Rhoads

Died: 8-29-1921                                                          obit: 1973,385

Miller-Raker #: 593

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1915    license, recommended by Chambersburg First

1918    ordained

 

Interment: Norland Cemetery, Chambersburg PA

Obit: 1921,70

 

1911-15           student, Lebanon Valley College

1915-19           student, Bonebrake Seminary

                            1918 chaplain, US Army

1919-20           missionary to Africa (got sick in England, never made it to Africa)

1920-21           Walkersville

 



ZUMBRO, ABRAHAM

 

Born: 1-24-1810  Westmoreland County PA married: Elizabeth Lash

Died: 6-5-1878  Grantsville MO                                 obit: [3/1/1817 - ?]

Miller-Raker #: no                                                       married2: Rebecca Newlon

Fulton #: 32                                                                 obit2: [6/30/1815 – 12/15/1897]

Gibble list: no

 

1839    license, Allegheny Conference

1842    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Allegheny Conference

 

Abraham Zumbro is the son of Joseph Zumbro – and the father of sisters Sarah (1848-?) and Mary (1852-1936), who married brothers Leander Fisher (1844-1889) and Rudolf Fisher (1858-1952) of the Missouri and Missouri & Oregon Conferences.

 


 

ZUMBRO, JOSEPH

 

Born: 12-12-1775  Bern township, Bucks Co PA      married: Maria Friedt

Died: 5-10-1846  West Newton, PA                          obit: [10-19-1780 to 5-10-1846]

Miller-Raker #: 208

Fulton #: 3

Gibble list: no

 

?          license

1821    ordained

 

Interment: Funk Cemetery, near West Newton, Westmoreland Co PA

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1847,3

 

1839    charter member of Allegheny Conference

 

Note:  Joseph Zumbro is the father of Abraham Zumbro.  While  was a long time local pastor at Apple's Mills, along Sewickley Creek in S. Huntington twp., Westmoreland Co., there appears to be no record of his license or ordination. 

 



ZUSE, CLAYTON HILL

 

Born: 12-15-1889                                                        married: Inez M. _____

Died: 6-11-1963                                                          obit: Michigan Conference (Meth) 1962,174

Miller-Raker #: 579

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1913    license, recommended by Myersville

 

Interment:

Obit: Michigan Conference (Methodist) 1963,183

 

1912-16           student, Lebanon Valley College

1916-18           Benton Harbor, Michigan Conference

1918                transfer to Michigan Conference

1918-23           Lake Odessa

1923-24           Wyoming Park

1924-28           Hastings

1928-29           Ogden-Jasper

1929                honorable dismissal

1929-41           ?

1941                transfer to Michigan Conference of the ME Church

1947                Reading MI

 

Note: Clayton Hill Zuse is a brother to Harry W. Zuse and Lula Virginia Zuse Beatty, wife of George W. Beatty.

 



ZUSE, DEWITT PHILO

 

Born: 3-30-1905                                                          married: Linda Fegley

Died: 10-5-1963                                                          obit: 1993,480

Miller-Raker #: 637

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1925    license

1929    ordained

 

Interment: Mount Rose Cemetery, York PA

Obit: 1964,45

 

1922-26           student, Lebanon Valley College

1926-30           student, Princeton Theological Seminary

1930-37           Frederick

1937-41           West Fairview

1941-46           WW II

1946-51           Emigsville-Saginaw

1951-58           Chambersburg Park Avenue

1958-63           conference treasurer

 

Note: DeWitt Philo Zuse is the son of Harry W. Zuse.

 



ZUSE, HARRY WILLIAM

 

Born: 4-15-1877  Carroll County MD                        married: Claudine Gertrude Meads

Died: 12-25-1958                                                        obit: 1945,31

Miller-Raker #: 508                                                     married2: Grace Leister

Fulton #: no                                                                 obit2:

Gibble list: no

 

1903    license

1907    ordained

 

Interment: New Freedom Cemetery

Obit: 1959,46

 

1903                York Haven (Feb-Oct)

1903-07           Greenmount & Manchester

1907-09           Greenmount

1909-14           Myersville

1914-22           Mount Wolf

1922-28           Wormleysburg

1928-37           York Fifth

1937-43           Enola

1943                retired

                        1945-47  Greenmount, supply (beginning 3/45)

 

Note: Harry W. Zuse is the father of DeWitt Philo Zuse and a brother to Clayton Hill Zuse and Lula Virginia Zuse Beatty, wife of George W. Beatty.

 



ZUVER, ROBERT EUGENE

 

Born: 6-5-1927 York PA                                            married: Phyllis Bubb

Died: 2-15-2003  Millersburg PA                               obit: 1991,496

Miller-Raker #: 771                                                     married2: Mrs. Janet E. Daniels Tobias

Fulton #: no                                                                 obit2:

Gibble list: no

 

1958    license, recommended by York First

1962    ordained

 

Interment: Greenmount Cemetery, York PA

Obit: 2003,393

 

                        administrator, Quincy Orphanage and Home

1958-63           Dillsburg

1963-87           Pleasureville (ending 10/1/87)

1987-95           Millersburg Grace (beginning 10/1/87)

1995                retired

                            1997-98  County Line