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KARSCHNER, LLOYD WILLETTS

 

Born: 6-25-1858  Sereno PA                                      married: Ida Gertrude Brader

Died: 4-4-1936  Meeker PA                                       obit: Wyoming Conference 1910,133

                                                                                    married2: Edna M. Harrison

                                                                                    obit2: Wyoming Conference 1974, 293

1884    quarterly conference license, Central Pennsylvania Conference

1888    admitted on trial

1890    ordained deacon

1892    ordained elder

 

Interment: Hanover Green Cemetery, Hanover Green PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1936, 848

 

1886-87           Herndon

1887-88           Boyles Run

1888                “transfer” to Wyoming Conference

1888-91           Exeter & Schuyler’s Lake

1891-94           Sterling

1894-98           Lake Como

1898-99           Yatesville

1899-02           Waymart

1902-06           Pleasant Mount

1906-08           Uniondale & Dundaff

1908-10           Maple Grove

1910-11           assistant, Wilkes-Barre First

1911-13           Wyalusing

1913-14           Maple Grove

1914-16           Eaton

1916-19           Skinner’s Eddy

1919-22           Herrickville

1922                retired

 

Note: A biographical sketch of Lloyd W. Karschner appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 353.

 


 

KASE, NORMAN P.

 

Born: 3-17-1926  Scranton PA                                   married: Evelyn K. _____

Died: 7-19-2008  Mechanicsburg PA                         obit: [1925-1987]

 

admitted on trial

ordained deacon

ordained elder

 

Interment: Grantham Memorial Park, Grantham PA

Obit: [Harrisburg Patriot News 7/22/2008]

 

1963-67           Camptown

1967-78           Duryea

1978-79           Slocum (ending 10/27/1978)

1979                withdrew (1979, page 163)

                        Missionary to London for the Brethren in Christ Church

1989-91           admissions counselor, Messiah College

1991                retired

 

Note: Norman P. Kase was a local preacher and became an associate member of conference in 1970.


 

KAZINSKI, ROBERT J.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Karyn _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

2004    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

2007    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

2001-05           Milford 

2005-07           Binghamton Centenary – Chenango Street

2007-10           Nimmonsburg 

2010                transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change



 

KEATLEY, WILLIAM J.

                                  

Born: 1-29-1828  Tyrone Ireland                                            married: Elizabeth Swallow
Died: 6-7-1896  Kingston PA                                     obit: Wyoming Conference 1919, 147

 

1859    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1861    ordained deacon

1863    ordained elder

 

Interment: Hollenback Cemetery, Wilkes-Barre PA
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1897, 86

 

1859-61           Newport

1861-63           Plainsville

1863-65           Shepherd’s Creek

1865-67           North Danby

1867-69           Barton

1869-71           Slaterville

1871-72           Van Ettenville

1872-75           Little Meadows

1875-77           Rome

1877-80           Herrick

1880-82           Northmoreland

1882-84           Yatesville

1884-87           Larksville

1887-90           West Nanticoke

1890-93           Wanamie

1894-94           Pringleville

1894-95           on leave

1895                retired

 

Note:  William Keatley is the father of William Joseph Keatley.  Mrs. Keatley is a sister to Miner Swallow and an aunt to Silas Comfort Swallow (1839-1930) of the Central Pennsylvania Conference.  A brief biography of William Keatley appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 203.



 

KEATLEY, WILLIAM JOSEPH

                                  

Born: 6-9-1865  Danbury NY                         married: Cora Post
Died: 11-4-1897  Clarks Summit PA                          obit: Newark Conference 1951,708

 

?          local pastor’s license

1890    ordained local deacon

 

Interment: 
Obit: Newark Conference 1898,76

 

1884-88           principal, Forty Fort High School

1888-91           student, Drew Theological Seminary in Madison NJ

     1890-91  Port Morris

1891                “transfer” to Newark Conference

1891-94           Patterson Cedar Cliff

1894-96           Nutley Franklin

1896-97           Watessing

 

Note:  William Joseph Keatley is the son of William J. Keatley.   While he was licensed and ordained in the Wyoming Conference as a local pastor, he does not appear to have served there.



 

KEENEY, NICHOLAS E.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Brookye _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

2006    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

2009    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

2005-10           Apalachin  Park Terrace Community

2010                transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change



 

KEENEY, SEABURY BROWN

 

Born: 9-1-1832  Truxton NY                                      married: Melvina Esther Andrews

Died: 8-12-1912  Newark Valley NY                        obit: Wyoming Conference 1898, 98

                                                                                    married2: Lovica Little

?          local preacher’s license, Oneida Conference  obit2: Wyoming Conference 1924, 140

1866    admitted on trial, Oneida Conference

?          ordained deacon

1870    ordained elder

 

Interment: Oakwood Cemetery, Syracuse NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1913, 114

 

1866-67           Willet

1867-69           Harford

1869                transfer to Wyoming Conference by boundary change

1869-72           Flemingville

1872-73           Tioga Center

1873-74           Germany

1874-77           Danby

1877-80           Speedsville

1880-83           Rome

1883-86           Barton

1886-89           Hornbrook

1889-92           Danby

1892-95           Lockwood

1895-00           Windham

1900-03           Harford NY

1903                retired

 

Note: Seabury B. Keeney is the father of Bishop Frederick Thomas Keeney (1863-1952), who entered the episcopacy from the Central New York Conference.  A biographical sketch of Seabury B. Keeney appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 354.

 


 

KELLERMAN, ROBERT PIERCE

 

Born: 12-3-1905  Scranton PA                                   married: Ruth Bertha Avery

Died: 5-26-1988                                                          obit: Wyoming Conference 1992, 358

 

1930    admitted on trial

1931    ordained deacon

1932    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1988, 387

 

1930-31           student, Drew

1931-34           Hamlin – Sterling

1935-36           Jermyn

1936-39           Waverly NY

1939-43           Binghamton Centenary

1943-45           student, University of California at Berkley

1945-46           post-war rehabilitation service, Italy

1946-52           Sidney

1952-57           Wilkes-Barre Central

1957-70           Binghamton High Street

1970-71           sabbatical

1971                retired

                             Sarasota FL St. Andrews UCC

                             Sarasota FL Beneva Christian Church

 

Note: Mrs. Kellerman is the daughter of Orlu D. Avery.


 

KELLEY, HARRY M.

 

Born: 3-2-1868  Ayrshire, Scotland                            married: Myrtle C. Snyder

Died: 4-3-1936  Throop PA                                        obit: [1870-1944]

 

1892    license, Wesleyan Methodist Church

?          ordained, Wesleyan Methodist Church

 

Interment: Wyoming Cemetery, Wyoming PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1936, 849

 

1892-95           Alcott NY

1895-98           Middlefield OH

1898-00           Noxen, Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

1900                “transfer” to Wyoming Conference

1900-02           Yatesville

1902-04           Jackson

1907-08           Courtdale and Larksville

1908-11           Scranton St. Paul’s

1911-13           Forest City

1913-16           Larksville

1916-20           Wyoming

1920-23           Wilkes-Barre Derr Memorial

1923-26           Pittston

1926-28           Trucksville

1928-32           Taylor

1932-35           Jermyn

1935-36           Throop

 

Note: A biographical sketch of Harry Kelley appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 354.

 


 

KELLEY, NEAL DOW

 

Born: 6-11-1897  Middlefield OF                              married: Charlotte Marion

Died: 9-26-1989                                                          obit: [1902 – 1993]

 

1918    admitted on trial

1920    ordained deacon

1922    ordained elder, New Jersey Conference

 

Interment: First UMC Columbarium, Ann Arbor MI

Obit: Detroit Conference 1990, 1625

 

1918-21           student, Drew Theological Seminary

                            1920-21  Crosswicks and Ellisdale NJ

1921                transfer to New Jersey Conference

1921-22           student, Drew Theological Seminary

                            1921-22  Crosswicks and Ellisdale

1922-24           Beverly

1924-               Brooklawn


 

KELLEY, RALPH WENDELL

 

Born: 3-26-1901  Pittston PA                         married: Kathryn Estelle Richards

Died: 4-29-1984                                                          obit: [1901-1977]

                                                                                    married2: Dorris Vough Johnston

1923    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference        obit2: [9/4/1921 – 6/21/2014]

1924    ordained deacon, Central Pennsylvania Conference

1925    ordained elder

 

Interment: Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Alexandria LA

Obit:

                       

1923-24           White Haven, Central Pennsylvania Conference

1924                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1924-25           White Haven

1925                transfer to New Jersey Conference

1925-27           Wenonah

1927                transfer to New England Southern Conference

1927-28           Centerville

1928-30           Stoughton MA

1930                transfer to Genesee Conference         

1930-34           Niagara Falls First

1934-35           Bath

1935                transfer to Holston Conference

 

Note: Ralph W. Kelley appears to have converted to Catholicism and taught in a parochial school.  Following the death of Ralph, the second Mrs. Kelley married a Mr. James Francis Ware.

 


 

KELLEY, WINFIELD LEE

 

Born: 8-26-1905  Stockton NY                                  married: Anna Elizabeth Bergeson

Died: 7-25-1995  San Diego CA                                obit: Wyoming Conference 1994, 333

 

1940    admitted on trial

1940    ordained deacon

1942    ordained elder

 

Interment: Greenwood Cemetery, San Diego CA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1996, 329

 

1934-35           Litchfield

1935-46           Choconut Center

1936-39           Flemingville

1939-42           Wells Bridge

1942-43           Edmeston

1943-45           student

1945-46           Portlandville

1946-50           located

1950-52           assistant. Johnson City

1952-55           Marathon

1955-58           Nichols

1958-64           Greene

1964-71           Lehman

1971                retired

 


 

KELLOGG, BIRNEY D.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Rebekah B. Sweet

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

2009-10           chaplain, Visiting Nurses Association

 

Note: Birney D. Kellogg is married to Rebekah B. Sweet.  He served as a local preacher.  Mrs. Kellogg is the daughter of Burtt E. Sweet.



 

KELLOGG, ROYAL J.

                          

Born: 10-15-1846  Bolivar NY                                   married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1869    admitted on trial

1871    ordained deacon

1873    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1869-71           New Milford

1871-72           Lanesboro

1872-75           Waymart

1875-77           Damascus

1877-78           Bethany

1878-81           missionary to Africa [Monrovia Seminary]

1881-84           on leave

1884-85           Northmoreland

1885-86           Taylorsville

1886                transfer to New England Southern Conference

1895                transfer to Southern Illinois Conference

1895-96           East St. Louis

1896                located
                        entered the ministry of the Congregational Church


 

KELLOGG, ZIBA S.

 

Born: 4-23-1823  Chemung County NY                    married: Rosanna Lott

Died: 3-12-1890                                                          obit:

 

1847    admitted on trial

1849    ordained deacon

1853    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit: Rock River Conference 1890, 46

 

1852-53           Bethany

1854-55           Skinner’s Eddy

1855-56           Springville

1856                no longer listed

1857                “transfer” to Rock River Conference

1857-65          

1865-74           on leave

                            served as a local pastor in Missouri

1874-78                                  

1878                retired



 

KENNARD, WALTER WILLIAM

 

Born: 9-8-1936 Clearfield PA                                    married: Susan Ebersole

Died:                                                                           obit:

                                                                                    married2: Margaret _____

1959    admitted on trial                                             obit2:

1960    ordained deacon                                             married3: Sally _____

1962    ordained elder                                                 obit3:

 

Interment:

Obit:

                                                                                   

1954-58           student, Grove City College in Grove City PA

                             1957  Sinnemahoning (summer)

                             1958  Penfield (summer)

1958-62           student, Drew Theological Seminary in Madison NJ

1962-67           York Springs

1967-69           Selinsgrove

1969-70           Hazleton Diamond

1970                transfer to Eastern Pennsylvania Conference by boundary change

1970-80           Hazleton Diamond

1980-82           chaplain, St. John’s Hospice in Luzerne County

1982                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1982-91           chaplain, St. John’s Hospice – Alderson

1991-01           Alderson

2001                retired

    2010  transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change

 

Note: W. William Kennard is listed in the 1966 Who’s Who in The Methodist Church, page 711.



 

KENNEDY, SAMUEL S.

                                  

Born: 11-20-1823  Mount Holly Springs PA  married: Caroline Miller
Died: 5-2-1898  Waverly PA                                      obit: Wyoming Conference 1902, 103

 

1853    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1855    ordained deacon

1857    ordained elder

 

Interment: Waverly PA
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1899, 105

 

1850-51           agent, American Tract Society

1851-53           faculty, Wyoming Seminary

1853-54           Providence

1854-55           Northmoreland

1855-56           Kingston

1856-61           on leave

                            1856-57  Wilkes-Barre

                            1857-58  Wyoming

                            1858-59  Kingston

                            1859-61  Abington

1861-86           agent, Pennsylvania Bible Society

1886-98           agent, Luzerne and Lackawanna Bible Societies

 

Note:  It appears that S.S. Kennedy was also the agent for the Pennsylvania Bible Society 1856-61.  A brief biography of Samuel S. Kennedy appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 204.



 

KENYON, RICHARD L.

                                  

Born: 1830  Broome County NY                               married: Lydia M. Rose
Died: 2-11-1888  Evans CO                                       obit:

 

1854    admitted on trial, Oneida Conference

 

Interment: Lakeside Cemetery, Loveland CO
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1888, 88

 

1854-55           Aurora

1855-56           McLean

1856-57           Pratt’s Hollow

1857-59           Geirgetown

1859-60           Onondaga Valley

1860-62           Pompey

1862-63           on leave

1863-64           Jordanville

1864-69           on leave

1869                transfer to Wyoming Conference by boundary change

1869-87           on leave

1887                retired

 

Note:  Richard Kenyon spent the last several years of his life, for health reasons, living and supplying churches in Iowa and Colorado.  A brief biography of Richard L. Kenyon appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 205.



 

KERN, A. WESLEY

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1946-48           Carley Brook

 

Note: A. Wesley Kern served as a local pastor.

 


 

KERR, MILTON ROYCE

 

Born: 5-4-1859                                                            married: Frances Maria Perry [1884]

Died: 6-16-1926  Los Angeles CA                             obit: [9/23/1860 – 1/3/1908]

                                                                                    married2: Mary H. Hall

1885    admitted on trial                                             obit2: [c1864 – 11/2/1924]

1887    ordained deacon                                             married3: Frances Murray Miller

1889    ordained elder                                                 obit3:

 

Interment:                                                      

Obit:

 

1885-86           Reniff

1886-87           West Danby

1887-90           Orwell

1890-92           Apalachin

1892-93           student

1893                withdrew to join Congregationalists

 

Note: Milton R. Kerr apparently served congregations in New England and then became a faculty member in California.



 

KESTER, CHARLES NORMAN

 

Born: 9-25-1875  Spring Brook PA                            married: Elizabeth Ann Stevens

Died: 8-26-1951  Courtdale PA                                 obit: [1877 – 4/2/1960]

 

Interment: Cedar Crest Cemetery, Trucksville PA

Obit:

 

1945-47           Center Moreland

 

Note: C. Norman Kester served as a local pastor.

 


 

KETELS, OLUF CONRAD

 

Born: 12-31-1883  Burlington IA                               married: Bertha A. Schlieske

Died: 8-31-1960  Wyncote PA                                   obit:

 

1910    ordained, Free Methodist Church

 

Interment: Mount Vernon Cemetery, Philadelphia PA

Obit: Philadelphia Conference 1961, 556

 

1916                “transfer” to Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

1916-17           Whitney Point

1917                transfer to Philadelphia Conference

1917-18           Reading People’s

1918-22           Philadelphia Hancock Street

1922-24           North Wales

1924-29           Lancaster St. Paul’s

1929-33           Philadelphia Ridge Avenue

1933-37           Philadelphia Logan

1937-44           Prospect Park

1944-47           Philadelphia Fletcher

1947-50           Cheltenham

1950                retired

                            1950-57  Philadelphia Bethesda

 

Note: Oluf C. Conrad is the son of Rev. Oluf V. Ketels (1840-1934) of the Free Methodist Church and a brother to Luther H. Ketels (1887-1967) of the Philadelphia Conference


 

KEYES, EDWIN RUTHVEN

 

Born: 5-7-1826  West Henrietta NY                          married: Sarah Ann Bradshaw

Died: 11-14-1886                                                        obit: [6/14/1827 - ?]

 

1850    admitted on trial, Genesee Conference

 

Interment: Oakland Cemetery, Yonkers NY

Obit:

 

1850-51           Williamsville NY

1851-52           Niagara Falls

1852-53           Alexander

1853-54           New York City Vestry Street, New York Conference

1854                transfer to New York Conference

1854-55           Tarrytown

                        Newburg

1858-59           Shrub Oaks

1859-61           Sing Sing

1861-63           Yonkers

1863-63           chaplain, U.S. Army

1864                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1864-65           Owego

1865                transfer to New York Conference

1865-67           Poughkeepsie Cannon Street

1867                transfer to Maine Conference

1867-69           Portland Chestnut Street

1869                transfer to New York Conference

1869                withdrew to join the ministry in the Swedenborgian Church

                        Portland ME

                        missionary, Hudson River Valley

                        Philadelphia PA First

1871-73           Philadelphia PA Broad Street

1873                retired to Yonkers NY to practice law

 

Note: E.R. Keyes graduated from Wesleyan University in 1848 and taught school in Livingston VA before entering the ministry.  He is the author of the 1872 book Wesley and Swedenborg: A Fraternal Appeal to Methodist Ministers, Inviting Them to Consider the Relations of Methodism to the New Church.  An obituary/biography of E.R. Keyes appears in the Swedenborgian publication The New Jerusalem Messenger 51:332. He is not to be confused with another Edwin Ruthven Keyes, also born in 1826, who was killed in the Civil War in 1863 and is the subject of a Congregation pamphlet “Sermon occasioned by the death of Edwin Ruthven Keyes.”



 

KIESSEL, HENRY G.

 

Born: 5-25-1900  Tenafly NJ                          married: [none]

Died: 6-21-1982  Binghamton NY                 obit:

 

1949    license

 

Interment: Nichols Cemetery, Nichols NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1983, 247

 

1949-51           Maple Grove

1951-54           Wilkes-Barre Bennett Memorial

1954-56           Fairdale

1956-59           Chinchilla

1959-66           Nichols

1966-68           New Milford

1968-70           Davenport

1970                retired

                            1970-73  Halsey Valley

                            1973-75  Barton

                            1976-78  Lisle

                            1978       Halsey Valley (Jun – Oct)

 

Note: Henry Kiessel served Episcopal churches in Minnesota before joining the Wyoming Seminary faculty.  In 1949 he began supplying Wyoming Conference churches, and in 1969 he became the conference’s first associate member.

 


 

KILLIAM, THOMAS B.

 

Born: 3-17-1837  DE                                                  married: Mariah Caroline Hitch

Died: 3-29-1888                                                          obit: [12/5/1833 - ?]

 

1859    license

1860    admitted on trial, Philadelphia Conference

1864    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit: Minnesota Conference 1888, 10

 

1868                charter member of Wilmington Conference

                        transfer to Wyoming Conference

1880                transfer to West Wisconsin Conference

1881                transfer to Minnesota Conference

 

Note: Mrs. Killiam is the daughter of Elijah Hitch (1807-1888), licensed by the Philadelphia Conference as a local preacher in 1842.


 

KILPATRICK, EGBERT

 

Born: 8-23-1855  Roxbury NY                                   married: Elma A. Stanton

Died: 12-6-1944  Hobart NY                                     obit: Wyoming Conference 1897, 90

                                                                                    married2: Harriet Briggs

1882    exhorter’s license                                            obit2: Wyoming Conference 1926, 147

1882    local preacher’s license                                    married3: Emma More Brenn

1884    admitted on trial                                             obit3:

1886    ordained deacon

 

Interment: Bainbridge NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1945, 165

 

1884-85           Hale's Eddy

1885-88           Canaan

1888-91           Hartwick

1891-92           Windsor and Ouaquaga

1892-95           Windsor

1895-97           Bainbridge

1897-99           Otego

1899-01           Cooperstown

1901-03           Oxford

1903-06           Peckville

1906-10           Schenevus

1910-12           Unadilla

1912-13           on leave

1913-16           Lehman

1916-19           Wanamie

1919-23           Candor

1923-24           Greene

1924                retired

 

Note: Egbert Kilpatrick is the father of Lester A. Kilpatrick (1886-1970) of the West Michigan Conference.  A biographical sketch of Egbert Kilpatrick appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 355.

 


 

KIM, JOONG URN

 

Born:                                                                           married: Ae-Soon _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1975    admitted on trial

1976    ordained deacon

1978    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1975-79           Forest City – Uniondale – East Ararat

1978                transfer to East Ohio Conference

1979-83           Mansfield Korean

1983-87           Greater Youngstown Korean

1987                transfer to New York Conference

1987-96           Poughkeepsie Mid-Hudson Korean

1996-98           superintendent, CT/NY District

1998-11           Flushing First

2011                retired

                            2014-15  Flushing First (beginning 9/15/2014)


 

KIM, YOUNG II

 

Born:                                                                           married: Hyoja _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

?          admitted on trial, Korean Methodist Church

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1975-78           Ransom, Wyoming Conference of the United Methodist Church

1978                transfer to Wyoming Conference of the United Methodist Church

1978-81           Ransom

1981-84           New Milford (ending 7/31/1984)

1984                Whitney Point (August)

1984-93           faculty, Garrett-Evangelical Seminary (beginning 9/1/1984)

1993-98           faculty, Hyup Sung Theological Seminary (beginning 11/1/1993)

1998                transfer to Korean United Methodist Church (beginning 1/1/1998)


 

KIMBERLIN, JOHN

                                  

Born: 3-8-1781 near Chambersburg PA                     married: Mary _____
Died: 8-6-1853                                                            obit:

 

1808    admitted on trial, Philadelphia Conference

 

Interment: west of Dryden NY
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1854, 5

 

1808-09           Tioga

1809-10           Dover

1810                charter member of Genesee Conference

1810-11           Holland Purchase

1811-12           Canaan

1812-13           Wyoming

1813-14           Seneca

1814-16           Ontario

1816-18           Cayuga

1818-19           on leave

1819-20           Cayuga

1820-21           Cortland

1821-24           on leave

1824-26           Seneca

1826-27           Cayuga

1827-28           Scipio

1828-29           Marcellus

1829                charter member of Oneida Conference

1829-30           Caroline

1830-31           Scipio

1831-32           Cortland

1832-37           on leave

1837                retired

                             1852  charter member of Wyoming Conference

 

Note:  Not much is known about John Kimberlin.  Goodrich’s 1898 The Centennial History of Dryden, New York reports the following: "The Reverend John Kimberlin, who had travelled thousands of miles on horseback through the wilds of New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio as an early Methodist circuit rider, came to Dryden [between Ithaca and Cortland] about the year 1815, and bought from Selden Andrus the place now known as the Bryant Farm, one-half mile west of Fox's Corners, where he lived until his death, which occurred in 1853 at the age of 72 years. At his request, he was buried directly underneath the spot where the pulpit had stood in the old Asbury red meeting house, which had burned a few years before [in 1844] and where he [and also Francis Asbury] had preached so many times."  A limited biography of John Kimberlin appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 202.


 

KIMBLE, O.B.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

admitted on trial

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1854    Dundaff and Glenwood mission



 

KING, DOUGLAS DeLANCY

 

Born: 8-3-1862  Rome PA                                          married: Frankie T. _____

Died: 12-17-1944                                                        obit: [1876 – 3/7/1946]

 

1885    admitted on trial

1887    ordained deacon

 

Interment: Fairplains Cemetery, Grand Rapids MI

Obit: Michigan Conference 1945, 163

 

1885-86           West Danby

1886-88           Speedsville

1888-89           LeRaysville

1889-91           student, Drew Theological Seminary

1891-93           Slaterville

1893                transfer to Michigan Conference

1893-94           Oliver

1894-96           Parina

1896-98           Jackson Greenwood Avenue

1898-00           White Pigeon

1900                transfer to Central New York Conference

1900-02           Tully

1902-05           Cortland Homer Avenue

1905-07           Seneca Falls

1907-09           Ithaca State Street

1909-10           conference evangelist

1910-13           Red Creek

1913                transfer to Michigan Conference

1913-15           Grand Rapids Plainfield Avenue

1915-18           Ovid

1918-20           Lake Odessa

1920-23           Decatur

1923-25           Grand Rapids Epworth

1925-               Oshtemo


 

KING, FRANCIS ASBURY

 

Born: 7-18-1840  Danby NY                                      married: Anna Norris

Died: 1-18-1917                                                          obit: Wyoming Conference 1936, 858

 

1865    exhorter’s license, Danby

1866    local preacher’s license, Kingston

1868    admitted on trial

1870    ordained deacon

1872    ordained elder

 

Interment: Forty Fort Cemetery, Forty Fort PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1917, 109

 

1866-67           Forty Fort

1867-70           Plains

1870-72           Newport

1872-75           Lehman

1875-78           Clark's Green

1878-81           Carverton

1881-84           Nicholson

1884-87           Brooklyn

1887-89           Lackawanna

1889-94           Luzerne

1894-97           Taylor

1897-01           Parsons

1901-04           Nichols

1904-08           Little Meadows

1908-10           LeRaysville

1910                retired

 

Note: Francis A. King is a nephew of (his mother’s brother) William Wyatt.  A biographical sketch of Francis A. King appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 355.



 

KING, GEORGE WASHINGTON

 

Born: 10-21-1880  West Decatur PA             married: Susanna Elias Mull

Died: 3-23-1945  Seattle WA                                     obit: [4/19/1883 – 7/10/1969]

 

1905    license, recommended by Williamsport High Street

1906    admitted on trial, Central Pennsylvania Conference

1908    ordained deacon

1911    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1905-07           Clarkstown

1907-08           Lock Haven circuit

1908-11           Schellsburg

1911-12           Hopewell

1912                transfer to Upper Iowa Conference [in fact, Northwest Iowa Conference]

1912-16           at school, member of Idagrove Quarterly Conference

1916                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1916-18           Guilford

1918-19           Foster and Brooklyn (did not finish the year)

1919                withdrew, page 56

 

Note: His letter of withdrawal in the files states that he seeks a denomination “more loyal to the teachings of Jesus than the oath of the Masonic Fraternity.”  Apparently he left the ministry and became a lumberman.


 

KING, HORACE BROWN III

 

Born: 11-1-1943  Lewisburg PA                                married: Helen Marie Neal

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1967    admitted on trial

?          ordained deacon

?          ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1966-69           Clifford (beginning 5/22/1966)

1969-76           Scranton Embury

1976-85           Wilkes-Barre Firwood

1985-88           Waverly NY (ending 9/15/1988)

1988-89           on leave (beginning 9/15/1988)

1989                retired

                            1990  withdrew, page 188

 


 

KING, JONATHAN W.

 

Born: 10-31-1929                                                        married: Ena Dallas Tucker

Died: 12-5-2004                                                          obit: Wyoming Conference 1997, 363

 

1951    admitted on trial, New Hampshire Conference

?          ordained deacon

?          ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit: Wyoming Conference 2005, 198

 

1961                transfer to Pacific Northwest Conference

1961-65           Kirkland Lake Washington

1965-73           Spokane Centenary

1973-74           sabbatical leave

1974                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1974-83           Scranton Myrtle Street

1983                retired

 


 

KINGSTON, KENNETH

 

Born: 6-11-1887  St. Johns, Canada                           married: Jean Emilie Geisler

Died: 9-27-1954                                                          obit: Wyoming Conference 1993, 350

 

1920    admitted on trial, New York East Conference

?          ordained deacon

?          ordained elder

 

Interment: Mountain Grove Cemetery, Bridgeport CT

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1955, 2057

 

1920-21           Southington CT

1921-23           Meriden Trinity

1923-25           withdrew

1925-26           Bridgeport Trinity

1926-29           Asbury Mount Vernon

1929-30           East Norwich

1930-33           Waterbury St. Paul’s

1933-36           Glen Cove

1936                transfer to New Jersey Conference

1936-38           Farmingdale

1938                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1938-42           Avoca

1942-43           Sherbourne

1943-46           Aftin

1946-49           Milford

1949-52           Marathon

1952-54           Union Center


 

KINNEY, WILLIAM B.

                                  

Born: 4-17-1828  Caroline NY                                   married: Lucy Maria Richardson
Died: 12-20-1891  Binghamton NY                           obit: Wyoming Conference 1906, 113

 

1853    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1855    ordained deacon

1857    ordained elder

 

Interment: Maple Grove Cemetery, Candor NY
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1892, 95

 

1853-54           Van Ettenville

1854-56           Litchfield

1856-58           Windham

1858-59           Orwell

1859-60           on leave

                            1859-60  Candor

1860-61           Nichols

1861-63           North Danby

1863-65           South Danby

1865-66           US Army

1866-69           on leave

1869-70           Spencer

1870-71           Van Ettenville

1871-72           Tallmansville

1872-74           Slaterville

1874-77           Berkshire

1877-78           Great Bend

1878-81           Kirkwood

1881-82           Oakland

1882-84           Osborne Hollow and Port Crane

1884-85           Greene

1885-86           Binghamton Chenango Street

1886                retired

 

Note:  A brief biography of William B. Kinney appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 205.



 

KIRCHER, LEON G.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Sandra

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1987    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference: recommended by Lake Winola

1987    ordained deacon

1989    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1985-89           Old Forge Stewart Memorial (beginning 9/15/1985 and ending 10/31/1989)

1989-10           chaplain, US Army (beginning 11/1/1989)

2010                transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change



 

KISSEL, LINDA S.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1989    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1992    ordained deacon

1994    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1989-95           Susquehanna (beginning 10/1/1989)

1995-01           Lakeville

2001                retired

    2010  transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change



 

KLEINSTUBER, DAVID H.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Maggie

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

?          license

2001    ordained local deacon

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1994-99           assistant, Norwich   Broad Street

1999-04           Sherburne 

2004                retired

    2010  charter member Upper New York Conference

 

Note: David H. Kleinstuber served as a local preacher.



 

KLINE, EDWIN N.

 

Born: 1-14-1873  Liverpool PA                                  married: Carlotta Mae Grissinger

Died: 7-19-1971                                                          obit:

 

1896    local preacher’s license, Selinsgrove in the Central Pennsylvania Conference

1900    admitted on trial

1902    ordained deacon

1904    ordained elder

 

Interment: Hilsborough County FL

Obit:

 

1893-97           student, Susquehanna University

1897-99           student, Dickinson College

1899-00           Camptown (last part of the year)

1900-01           South Danby

1901-03           Litchfield

1903-04           Scranton Ash Street

1904-05           Glen Lyon

1905-06           Auburn

1906-07           Maine

1907                transfer to Dakota Conference, page 74

 

Note: A biographical sketch of Edwin N. Kline appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 356.



 

KLINE, JOHN WILLIAM

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1956    admitted on trial

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1956-57           Thompson

1957                discontinued, page 378

 

Note: John W. Kline appears to have entered the Episcopal ministry.


 

KLINE. LAWRENCE OLIVER

 

Born: 3-27-1929  Litchfield PA                                 married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1953    admitted on trial

1953    ordained deacon

1959    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1953-59           student

1959-               faculty, Drew University in Madison NJ

 

 


 

KLINE, THOMAS F.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

admitted on trial

1942    ordained local deacon

ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1937-43           Center Moreland

1943-49           Falls – Mill City

1949-57           Factoryville – Waverly

1957-60           Jermyn

 

Note: Thomas F. Kline served as a local pastor.


 

KLINETOB, COREY BERDELLA

 

Born: 4-3-1880  Bethel PA                                         married: Mary Frances Jacobus

Died: 4-5-1977  Middleport NY                                obit: Wyoming Conference 1952, 1167

                                                                                    married2: Mrs. Adelia Tabor

admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference                    obit2: Wyoming Conference 1983, 248

1911    ordained elder

 

Interment: Dallas PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1977, 236

 

1909-10           Eaton

1910-13           Center Moreland

1913-14           Rendham

1914-17           Rendham – Old Forge

1917-22           Wilkes-Barre Firwood

1922-28           Clark’s Summit

1928-35           Dunmore

1935-38           Nanticoke

1938-42           Peckville

1942-47           Scranton Embury

1947-48           Luzerne

1948                retired

                            1949-53  Afton

 

Note: Corey B. Klinetob is the father of Hugh G. Klinetob.  After retirement he also is reported to have served Osterville on Cape Cod, and Lake Como.



 

KLINETOB, HUGH G.

 

Born: 10-31-1911  Center Moreland PA                    married: Alyce M. Vinton

Died:  8-30-1998  near Washington DC                     obit: [1912-]

 

1935    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1937    ordained deacon

1938    ordained elder

 

Interment: cremated – ashes at Memorial Shrine Cemetery, Dallas PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1999, 339

 

1935-37           Lakeville

1937-39           Wilkes-Barre Bennett Memorial – St. Andrew’s

1939-42           Waymart

1942-46           Nicholson

1946-51           Moscow

1951-57           Susquehanna

1957-60           Luzerne – Courtdale

1960-64           Nanticoke

1964-66           Apalachin

1966-72           Plymouth

1972-76           Binghamton Chenango Street

1976                retired

 

Note: Hugh G. Klinetob is the son of Corey B. Klinetob.



 

KNAPICHI, MARGARET

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

2001 license, recommended by Shavertown

 

Interment:

Obit:

2001-03           Nanticoke

2003-05           Dalton

2005-10           Clifford

2010                transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change

 


 

KNAPP, ROBERT L.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1961    admitted on trial

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1961-63           Harford

1963-65           assistant, Endwell

1965                withdrew


 

KNIGHT, NORMAN F.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1919    admitted on trial

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1919-20           Coventry

1920                discontinued, page 33

 

Note: This may be the Rev. Norman Frederick Rudolph Knight (1891-1926) buried in the Camp Hill Cemetery in Halifax, Nova Scotia.


 

KNOTT, DONALD T.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Paula _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1975    admitted on trial

?          ordained deacon

?          ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1975-77           student, Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore KY

1977-80           Newton

1980-85           Meshoppen

1985-89           Apalachin Park Terrace

1989-90           serving in the Southern New Jersey Conference

1990                transfer to Southern New Jersey Conference

 


 

KNOX, LEWIS ALVIN

 

Born: 1-11-1902  Woodbury CT                                married:

Died: 8-28-1990  Middlefield NY                             obit:

 

?          ordained Congregational Church

 

Interment: Middlefield Cemetery, Middlefield NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1991, 335

 

1929-30           student, Springfield College in MA

     Ludlow MA Methodist

1930-68           YMCA in CT

                             Middletown CT Third Congregational     

1968-71           YMCA in Staten Island NY

1971-83           Middlefield

 

Note: Lewis A. Knox served in the Wyoming Conference as a retired pastor of the United Church of Christ.


 

KOHINKE, THEODORE EMIL

 

Born: 1923  Oneonta NY                                           married:

Died: 1-25-1982  Fairhaven VT                                  obit:

 

admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1943-44           Mt. Vision

1946-47           Middlefield

1947-48           West Exeter

1968-69           Middlefield (beginning 12/1/1968)

 

Note: Theodore Kohinke served as a local pastor.  A newspaper account of the 1968 mid-year appointment describes him as “a former member of the Wyoming Conference teaching in the Gloversville school district.”


 

KOLVIK-CAMPBELL, ROBERT B.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Nancy

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1978    admitted on trial, Missouri West Conference

?          ordained deacon

?          ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1978-79           student

1979-82           Green City

1982-85           Kansas City College Heights

1985-88           Marlborough MA, Southern New England Conference

1988-90           associate, Chillicothe

1990-91           New Berlin  , Wyoming Conference

1991                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1991-93           New Berlin   (ending 11/30/1993)

1993-99           chaplain, Wesley Village (beginning 12/1/1993)

1999-09           Paupack

2009-10           serving in the Troy Conference

2010                charter member Upper New York Conference



 

KOOKER, FRANKLIN H.

 

Born: 12-7-1866                                                          married: Flora S. Shafer

Died: 12-22-1947                                                        obit: [12/1/1883 – 8/6/1977]

 

Interment: Hollenback Cemetery, Wilkes-Barre PA

Obit:

 

1945-47           Moosic

 

Note: Franklin Kooker served as a local pastor.

 


 

KOZLOWSKI, NANCY – see HALE, NANCY

 


 

KRAFT, SANDRA J.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

2004    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

2009    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

2002-05           Springville

2005-08           Waverly

2008-09           New Hope [Wapwallopen]

2009-10           New Hope and Slocum

2010                transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change

 


 

KRAMER, GEORGE C. JR.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Dorothy J. Slapinski

Died:                                                                           obit: Wyoming Conference 1992, 359

                                                                                    married2: Madelyn _____

1951    admitted on trial, Philadelphia Conference    obit2:

1955    ordained deacon

1957    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1953-56           Avondale – Chatham

1956-58           Philadelphia Lancaster Avenue

1958-59                      Philadelphia Ebenezer

1960                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1960-63           associate, Johnson City   Sarah Jane Johnson Memorial

1963-66           Binghamton   Oak Street – Wesley

1966-70           Unadilla 

1970-72           Athens

1972-75           Montrose

1975-80           Wilkes-Barre First

1980-82           Binghamton Fairview

1982-85           superintendent, Binghamton District (ending 9/15/1985)

1985-92           Sidney   (beginning 9/15/1985)

                            1990-91  Blackpool, England (9/15/1990 – 9/2/1991)

1992-95           Ashley

1995-96           Ashley – Scranton Providence

1996                retired

                            1996-98  Berkshire 

                            1998-04  Taylor

                                                1999-01 Old Forge Stewart Memorial (beginning 9/1/1999)

    2010        transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change

 

Note: The first Mrs. Kramer is a sister to James H. Slapinski.


 

KROHN, PHILIP

 

Born: 2-16-1843  MA                                                 married: Sarah Margaret Van Kleek

Died: 10-14-1904  Candor NY                                   obit: [6/?/1841 – 2/18/1922]

 

1866    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment: Maple Grove Cemetery, Candor NY

Obit:

 

1866-67       Athens

1867-68       Spencer

1868-69       Caroline

1869-72       Scranton

1872            transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1872-74       Lock Haven

1874            transfer to Wyoming Conference

1874-76       Kingston

1876            transfer to Troy Conference

1876-78       Albany Hudson Avenue

1878-81       West Troy Washington Street

1881-82       located at own request

1882            transfer to Kansas Conference

1882-85       Atchison

1885-86       agent, Kansas State Temperance Union

1886-87       on leave

1887            permitted to withdraw under charges

 

Note: One secular account reports that “Dr. Krohn is one of Kansas’ ablest speakers.”  Philip Krohn entered the newspaper business, purchasing the Atchison KS Weekly Campion and Press in 1889.  He appears to have retired to and/or re-entered the ministry (affiliation unknown) in Tioga County NY in 1900.

 


 

FORMAT

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

admitted on trial

ordained deacon

ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit: