ARCHIVES OF THE SUSQUEHANNA CONFERENCE OF THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

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

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Central Pennsylvania Evangelical Pastors Click on the first letter of the surname to enter the file of all the pastors for that letter.  The instructions file gives information about this project, the dates at which various conference boundary changes occurred, and detailed bibliographic references. 

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EBERHART, LEVI

 

Born: 12-4-1822                                                          married: Rebecca Xander
Died: 1909                                                                  obit: [1/?/1828 – 6/24/1919]

 

1841    license
1843    ordained deacon
1845    ordained elder

 

Interment: Newton IA
Obit: Illinois Conference (UE) 1910, 74

 

1841-42           Indiana circuit
1842-43           Baltimore Mission
1843-46           Pittsburgh
1846-47           Venango
1847-49           York Station
1849-51           Cumberland
1851-52           Baltimore circuit
                        located and went West

1857                transfer to Illinois Conference

1861                charter member of the Iowa Conference

1861-62           presiding elder, Kansas District [resigned because of illness]

 

Note: Levi Eberhart is a brother to Uriah Eberhart and to Jeremiah S. Eberhart (1836-1921) of the Upper Iowa Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church.  This surname also appears as EBERHARDT.  The surname of Mrs. Eberhart also appears as Sanders.

 


 

EBERHART, URIAH

 

Born: 7-4-1821                                                            married: Catherine Margaret Giesey
Died: 9-17-1899                                                          obit: [4/22/1824 – 3/3/1858]

                                                                                    married2: Lovica Ann May

1843    license                                                             obit2: Upper Iowa Conf (ME) 1922,437
1845    ordained deacon
1847    ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit: Upper Iowa Conference (ME) 1899, 362

 

1843-44           Somerset
1844-46           Westmoreland
1846-47           Cumberland
1847-48           Franklin
1848-49           Strassburg [Shrewsbury]
1849-52           presiding elder, Somerset District
                        transferred to Pittsburg Conference

                        transferred to Methodist Episcopal Church

 

Note: Uriah Eberhart is a brother to Levi Eberhart and to Jeremiah S. Eberhart (1836-1921) of the Upper Iowa Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church.  This surname also appears as EBERHARDT.  A picture of Uriah Eberhart appears in the 1907 History of the Upper Iowa Conference (ME), opposite page 128.

 


 

ECKERT, DANIEL

 

Born: 6-27-1809  Lebanon County PA                      married: Catherine Strome [Strohm]
Died: 11-4-1886  OH                                                  obit: [2/24/1811 – 12/12/1864]

 

1843    ordained deacon

Interment: Haldeman Cemetery, Morrow County OH
Obit:

 

Note: Daniel Eckert lived in Cumberland County PA until about 1855.  He then moved to Ohio and is said to have pastored Evangelical churches there 1857-59.



 

EDGER, JOHN

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

license
1843    ordained deacon
1847    ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit:

 

1842-43           York circuit
1843-45           Bedford
1845-46           Somerset
1846-47           1ocated
1847-48           Indiana circuit
1848                Warren

 


 

ENTZ, HERBERT SAMUEL

 

Born: 5-10-1902  Lycoming County PA                    married: Lillian Gertrude Wilson
Died: 9-25-1984                                                          obit: [8/19/1900 – 1/14/1993]

 

1928    license, recommended by Montoursville

1930    ordained deacon
1932    ordained elder

 

Interment: State Road Cemetery, Williamsport PA
Obit: 1985,406

 

1927-28           Lopez

1928-30           West Nanticoke
1930-36           Columbia circuit
1936-43           Felton
1943-46           Millheim
1946-57           Lycoming
1957-61           Houserville
1961-65           Danville-Milton

1965-68           Lycoming

1968                retired

                             1968-69  Salladasburg St. John’s Chapel (beginning 11/68)

                                            Salladasburg Pine Run (beginning 1/69)

 


 

EPPLEY, BENJAMIN

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

license
ordained deacon
1841ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit:

 

1837-38           Somerset
1838-39           Columbia
1839-40           Lykens circuit
1840-41           Union circuit
1841-42           Lycoming
1842-43           Indiana circuit
1843-45           Lycoming
1845                transfer to Illinois Conference

1845-46           Rock River circuit

1846-47           Madison mission

1847-48           Galena

1848-49           Iowa mission

1849-50           Racine

1850-51           ?

1851                located

 

Note: This surname is also given as EPLEY.

 


 

ERB, PAUL JACOB

 

Born: 9-22-1924  McClure PA                                   married: Betty Jane Peck
Died: 8-11-2007                                                          obit:

 

1954    license, recommended by McClure

1955    ordained deacon
1958    ordained elder

 

Interment: McClure Union Cemetery
Obit: Florida Conference 2008,?

 

1958-65           Nescopeck

1965-66           South Williamsport

1966-               chaplain, US Navy

Norfolk VA

Coral Gables FL

Mims FL

Bokeelia FL

Pine Island FL

retired

 


 

ERTEL, DANIEL ANDREW.

 

Born: 7-30-1870  Penn Hall PA                                  married: Carrie Mae Ulrich
Died: 8-19-1929  Spring Mills PA                              obit: 1960,89

 

1911    license, recommended by Green Grove
1913    ordained deacon
1915    ordained elder

 

Interment: Fair View Cemetery, Millheim PA
Obit: 1930,81

 

1911-13           Port Treverton
1913-16           Nittany
1916-20           New Berlin
1920-23           Millmont
1923-24           Grover
1924-26           Salladasburg
1926                located

 


 

ETTINGER, ADAM

 

Born: 3-29-1787  York County PA                            married: Elizabeth Miller
Died: 11-2-1877  York PA                                         obit: [c1787 – 1855]

 

license
ordained deacon
1841    ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit:

 

1816-17           York circuit
1817-18           Lancaster circuit
1818-35           Located
1835-41           [first] editor, Der Christliche Botschafter, located
1841-42           York circuit
1842-44           superintendent, Zion District
1844-48           editor, Der Christliche Botschafter
1848-62           located
1862-63           Hartford circuit
1863-64           York circuit
1864-66           Baltimore circuit
1866-75           located
1875                transferred to the Atlantic Conference

 

Note: Adam Ettinger is the grandfather of Jesse M. Ettinger.  Adam Ettinger is the son of Rev. Adam Ettinger Sr (1760-1809) of the Reformed Church, a co-worker of Philip William Otterbein.  The archives contain a biographical file on the Ettinger family.

 


 

ETTINGER, JESSE M.

 

Born: 12-13-1846  York PA                                       married: _____ Boas
Died: 2-3-1895  York PA                                           obit:

 

1866    license
1869    ordained deacon
1871    ordained elder

 

Interment: Prospect Hill Cemetery, York PA
Obit: Pittsburgh Conference 1895,85

 

1867-68           Conewago circuit
1868-70           Shrewsbury
1870-73           Baltimore
1873-75           Carlisle
1875-76           Liverpool
1876-78           Leesburg
1878-79           East Prospect
1879-82           Berwick
1882-84           Lock Haven
1884-87           Juniata District
1887-91           presiding elder, York District
1891                resigned because of failing health

Note: Jesse M. Ettinger is the grandson of Adam Ettinger.  The archives contain a biographical file on the Ettinger family.  In appreciation for his service to the Church, the J.M. Ettinger memorial in Prospect Hill Cemetery was erected by the Historical Society of the United Evangelical Church in 1914.  Mrs. Ettinger is the daughter of Jacob Boas.

 


 

EVANS, H.M.

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1879    license

Interment:
Obit: