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COVER PHOTOGRAPH: The first and second buildings of the present Grace United Methodist Church on State
Street, the mother congregation of Harrisburg Methodism.

 

BACK COVER: Pennington Seminary and Female Collegiate Institute, Pennington, NJ. See section 4,
page 30, of the article of Bishop Isaac W. Wiley

 

THE CHRONICLE is published by the Historical Society of the Central Pennsylvania Conference of the
               United Methodist Church, PO Box 2053, Mechanicsburg PA  17055

 

THE CHRONICLE

 

Journal of the Historical Society

of the

Central Pennsylvania Conference

of the

United Methodist Church

 

Milton W. Loyer

editor

 


              Volume XVII                                                                                               spring 2006

 


Editor's Preface ........................................................................................…...............2

 

Jacob Gruber…………………………………………………..……..…………..…..3

Rev. Jacob Gruber (1778-1850)

by Milton Loyer, 1984……………………………………………..….4

This, Too, Is Harrisburg District History

by Charles Berkheimer, 1967…………………………..……….…....6

Bishop Isaac W. Wiley

by J. Martin Stroup, 1964……………………………………………22

A Bishop Wiley Letter

by Isaac W. Wiley, 1882………………………………………….…..38

Reading Between the Lines: An Interesting Letter from Methodism’s Past

by Robert Wilson, 1832……………………………………………....42

Harrisburg Women…………………………………………………………………….…….……………51

Pennsylvania Female College

by Beverly R. Waugh, 1861……………………………………………52

            Rev. Richard McAllister of Fort Hunter

by Ann Hulme Price, 1817…………………………………………….78

                                                A Student Composition Book

by Lena Elizabeth Beck, 1909………………………………………....85

A WSCS Installation Message

by Helen Eichelberger Ake, 1965…………………………..…...….…92

 

            50 Years of Inclusiveness…………………………………………………….…….…95

 

 

 

 

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