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HALL, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

 

Born: 7-4-1824                                                            married: Mary Ann Hipple
Died: 7-22-1901  Shermansdale PA                           obit:  [1/19/1825 – 3/29/1893]

                                                                                    married2: Mrs. Anna H. Fenicle Anthony

license                                                                         obit2:
1852    ordained deacon
1854    ordained elder

 

Interment: Pisgah Church Cemetery, Perry County PA
Obit: [1902,83]

 

1850-52           Gettysburg circuit
1852-53           Franklin
1853-55           Columbia
1855-57           Buffalo circuit
1857-76           located
1876-77           Cumberland
1877                located

 

Note: The second Mrs. Hall is the widow of Benjamin F. Anthony.  She is also referred to as Anna H. Zimmerman.

 


 

HAMMER, W.

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1851    ordained deacon

Interment:
Obit:



 

HAMMER, CHARLES

 

Born: 12-7-1809  near Orwigsburg PA                       married:
Died: 1-2-1887  Cleveland OH                                  obit:

 

1830    license
1831    ordained deacon
ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit:

 

1830-31           Lebanon
1831-32           White Deer

1832                transfer to Western Conference
1832-33           Wooster
1833-34           Lancaster
1834-35           Canton
1835-36           Schuylkill
1836-37           Buffalo
1837-39           superintendent, Moriah District
1839-42           publishing agent of the Evangelical Association
1842-44           Baltimore
1844-46           superintendent, Baltimore District
1846-48           Susquehanna District
1848-50           Baltimore
1850-52           York circuit
1852-53           located
1853-54           superintendent, Susquehanna District
1854-67           publishing agent of the Evangelical Association

1867-76           superintendent, Ebenezer Orphans Home at Flat Rock OH
                       

Note: A biographical sketch for Charles Hammer appears in the  Encyclopedia of World Methodism.

 


 

HANEY, EZRA E.

 

Born: 6-26-1864  Ottsville PA                                    married: Sallie R. Hendricks
Died: 7-16-1934  Salladasburg                                   obit: 1929,86

 

1894    license, East Pennsylvania Conference, recommended by Lansdale

1897    ordained deacon. East Pennsylvania Conference EA

1903    ordained elder, East Pennsylvania Conference EA

 

Interment: Millheim PA
Obit: 1935,85

 

1895-98           Birdsboro
1901-05           Port Trevorton
1905-08           Spring Mills
1908-11           Penns Valley
1911-18           Waller
1918-22           located
1922-23           Sugar Valley

1923                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference
1923-26           Spring Mills
1926-29           Grover
1929-30           East Point
1930-34           West Nanticoke
1934                Salladasburg

 

Note: During the denominational split, Ezra E. Haney served in the East Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Association.

 


 

HANSHAW, JOHN

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1843    license

Interment:
Obit:

 



HARDING, SANFORD

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:
Obit:

 

1872                Luzerne
                        located, living in Allentown

 


 

HARRIS, L.K.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Joanna B. Ettinger
Died:                                                                           obit: [1/6/1851 – 8/?/1908]

 

1870    license
1872    ordained deacon
1874    ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit:

 

1870-71           Hughesville
1871-72           Nittany Valley
1872-73           Buffalo
1873-74           Prospect
1874-75           Lycoming
1875-77           Milesburg
1877-78           Canton
1878-79           Dewart
1879-80           Bloomsburg
1880-82           Juniata
1882-85           Fishing Creek Valley
1885-88           Jarrettsville
1888-90           Lewisberry
1890-93           Bendersville
1893-94           Big Spring
1894-96           Fishing Creek Valley
1896-00           located
1900-02           Cherry Run
1902-04           Mexico
1904-05           Waller
1905                located


 

HARRIS, MATHIAS WILLIAM

 

Born: 5-12-1837  Dushore PA                                    married: Caroline C. Sanger
Died: 9-17-1887  Carthage MO                                  obit:

 

1859    license
1861    ordained deacon

Interment:
Obit: Kansas Conference 1888,21

 

1860-61           Liverpool
1861-63           Franklin circuit
1863-65           Columbia
1865-67           Buffalo
1867-69           Shrewsbury
1869-71           Muncy
1871-72           Liberty
1872-73           Center circuit
1874                dropped

1887                transfer to Kansas Conference

 

Note: Mathias W. Harris is the father of William S. Harris and Mary Ann Harris Goodman, wife of Benjamin Franklin Goodman (1855-1932) of the East Pennsylvania Conference of the United Brethren in Christ Church.



 

HARRIS, WILLIAM SCHULER

 

Born: 10-3-1865  New Columbia PA                         married: Emma Sands
Died: 4 -?-1956  Allentown PA                                  obit: [1868-1927]

                                                                                    Married2: Amelia J. Saible Kichline.

1888    license, Kansas Conference                            obit2: [1872-1951]

Interment: Paxtang Cemetery, Paxtang PA
Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1956,237

 

1888-89           Carthage mission

1889                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1889-90           Sparrowbush & Matamoras

1890-92           Sunbury

1892-93           Easton

1893-96           Lykens & Wiconisco

1896-00           Pottstown & Spring City

1900-03           Lemoyne Grace

1903-07           Harrisburg Park Street

1907-08           Charlton & Penbrook Trinity

1908-12           ?

1912-17           Charlton & Penbrook Trinity & Rutherford Heights

1917-18           Charlton & Rutherford Heights

1918-20           Penbrook Trinity & Harrisburg Sixth Street

1920-22           Harrisburg Sixth Street

1923-27           Steelton Grace

1929-39           Nazareth

1939                retired

 

Note: William S. Harris is the son of Mathias W. Harris and the father of Edwin B. Harris (1896-1982) of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church.  The author of several books, he is the subject the article “Rev. William Schuler Harris (1865-1956): Minister, Writer, Entrepreneur and Developer” in the 1994 volume of The Chronicle, pages 112-119.  The second Mrs. Harris was the widow of a James Henry Kichline (1868-1908) and the mother of Rev. Clayton H. Kichline (1889-1979) of the Reformed Church.

 


 

HARTMAN, WILLIAM HENRY

 

Born: 11-10-1852  Union County PA                        married: Abigail Robbins

Died: 1-12-1945  Bloomsburg PA                              obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference ME 1943,216

 

1877    license

1881    ordained deacon

1883    ordained

 

Interment: Almedia Cemetery, Almedia PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference ME 1945, 214

 

1875-79           student, Central Pennsylvania College in New Berlin PA

1879-80           Center circuit

1881-82           West Clifford

1882-84           Maple Grove

1884-87           Dushore and Bernice

1887-88           Catawissa

1888-90           Zion’s Grove

1890-92           Columbia

1892                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

1892-95           Nescopeck

1895-00           Buckhorn

1900-04           Espy-Lime Ridge

1904-09           Millville

1909-11           Trout Run

1911-16           Woodland-Bradford

1916-21           Mahaffey

1921-23           White Haven

1923                retired

                             1923-30  Rupert and Buckhorn

 

Note:  Mrs. Hartman’s sister Idylla (d. 1950) married John Crawford Bickel (d. 1939) of the Ohio Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

 


 

HARTZLER, HENRY BURNS

 

Born: 3-23-1840  near Yorkanna PA                          married: Sarah Zeller
Died: 9-11-1920  Lemoyne PA                                  obit: 1923,81

 

1866    license, Methodist Episcopal Church

1869    license

1870    ordained deacon
1872    ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit: 1921,66

 

1869-70           Middle Creek circuit
1870-73           Carlisle
1873-74           Milton
1874-76           York King Street
1876-79           assistant editor, Evangelical-Messenger
1879-88           editor, Evangelical-Messenger
1888-91           editor, The Evangelical
1891-95           chaplain, Moody Bible School at Northfield MA
1895-02           editor, The Evangelical
1902-10           bishop of the United Evangelical Church
1910-20           editor, The Evangelical

 

Note: Henry B. Hartzler is a brother to Jacob Hartzler.  He wrote several poems that became hymn texts.  Biographical sketches for H.B. Hartzler appear in the 1939 History of the Central Pennsylvania Conference, page 317, and in the Encyclopedia of World Methodism.

 



HARTZLER, JACOB

 

Born: 1-18-1833  near Yorkanna PA              married: Sarah Sayres
Died: 1-2-1916 York PA                                            obit: 1908,70

 

Interment:
Obit: 1916,76

 

1856-58           Middle Creek
1858-60           Wilkes-Barre
1860-61           Columbia circuit
1861-62           Buffalo circuit
1862-63           Center Circle
1863-64           agent, Union Seminary at New Berlin PA
1864-65           Lewisburg
1865-67           agent, Washington DC mission
1867-71           Glen Rock
1871-72           Baltimore Green Street
1872-80           editor, The Evangelical-Messenger
1880-88           superintendent, Japan Mission
1888-91           superintendent, Carlisle District
1891-96           superintendent, Center District
1896-98           Yorkana
1898-02           Alberton
1902-05           York Grace
1905-08           Alberton
1908-10           Mechanicsburg
1910-11           West Nanticoke
1911                retired

 

Note: Jacob Hartzler is a brother to Henry B. Hartzler.  Biographical sketches for Jacob Hartzler appear in the 1939 History of the Central Pennsylvania Conference, page 351, and in the Encyclopedia of World Methodism.

 



HAUERT, MATTHIAS

 

Born: 9-19-1805  Markheimer, Alsace FRANCE      married: Lydia Matter
Died: 9-19-1865  Monroe WI                                     obit: [5/7/1816 – 7/18/1864]

 

1841    ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit:

 

1836-37           Armstrong
1837-38           Lancaster circuit
1838-39           Crawford
1839-40           Somerset
1840-41           Bedford
1841-43           Clarion
1843                transfer to the Ohio Conference

1843-44           Milwaukee WI  mission

1844                charter member of the Illinois Conference

1844-45           Milwaukee WI mission

1845-46           Dubuque IA mission

1846-47           without appointment

1847-48           Jefferson WI

1848-49           Sauk WI mission

1849-50           Florid IL

1850-56           unclear

1856                charter member of the Wisconsin Conference

1856-57           Dane County

1857-62           unclear

1862                retired

 

NOTE: Matthias Hauert came to America with his family in 1820.  Some sources give his death date as 1868.  A picture of Matthia Hauert appears in the 1940 Centennial Program (84th Session) of the Wisconsin Conference, page 17.


 

HAUGH, PRESTON LEROY

 

Born: 9-21-1922  Red Lion PA                                  married: Edna Martin Burkhart
Died:12-24-1997                                                         obit:

 

1951    license, recommended by Red Lion St. Paul's
1954    ordained elder

 

Interment: Red Lion PA
Obit: 1998,435

 

1952-54           Warrensville
1954-58           Penn's Creek
1958-65           Avis

1965-72           Felton

1972-80           East Prospect

1980-88           Roxbury

1988                retired

                             1993-98  visitation pastor, Red Lion St. Paul’s

 


 

HEILMAN, GERLAD GLENN

 

Born:                                                                           married: Geraldine _____
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1942    license, recommended by Manchester St. Paul
1948    ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit:

 

1945-47           Faith, Milwaukee Wisconsin Conference
1947-53           West Milton
1953-56           Cumberland
1956-67           Baltimore Immanuel

1967-78           Williamsport Trinity

1978-87           Altoona Simpson

1987-91           Lewisburg St. Paul’s

1991                retired


 

HEIM, R. KENNETH

 

Born: 6-23-1917 Cogan Station PA                           married: Virginia Todd Benson
Died: 1-7-2001                                                            obit: 1961,89; 1962,92

                                                                                    married2: Jean Louis Bennett

1940    license, recommended by Balls Mills obit2: [d. 8/18/2011]

1942    ordained deacon
1944    ordained elder

 

Interment: Montoursville Cemetery, Montoursville PA
Obit: 2001,364

 

1940-44           Montoursville-Pennsdale
1944-47           chaplain, U.S. Army
1947-48           Port Trevorton
1948-51           Cumberland charge
1951-59           New Kingstown
1959-64           Williamsport St. Paul's

1964-80           Berwick Bethany

1980                retired

 

Note: The second Mrs. Heim served was former missionary nurse in Israel.


 

HEIM, WILLIAM WARDEN

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1903    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

                        transfer” to Methodist Episcopal Church

1905-06           Montandon, Central Pennsylvania Conference

1906-08           Wharton, Central Pennsylvania Conference

1908-09           Ceres, Genesee Conference

1909-10           Ceres and Horse Run, Genesee Conference

1910                no longer listed

 

Note: William W. Heim served as a local pastor in the Methodist Episcopal Church but was not recommended for admission to either the Central Pennsylvania Conference or the Genesee Conference. 

 


 

HEINDEL, JOHN ELMER

 

Born: 7-16-1872  Wrightsville PA                              married: Alma Dorothy Klinker
Died: 7-?-1941                                                            obit:

 

1892    license

1897    license, Allegheny Synod of the Lutheran Church

1898    ordained, Allegheny Synod of the Lutheran Church

 

Interment:
Obit:

 

1892-95           student, Albright College

1895-98           student, Gettysburg Lutheran Seminary at Gettysburg PA

                             York Haven

                             York Haven & Goldsboro Mt. Zion

1898-41           English Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, Jersey City NJ


 

HEINEY, G.W

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1893    license
1896    ordained deacon

Interment:
Obit:

 

1896-97           Waller
1897-99           Bellefonte circuit
1899-04           located
1904                name dropped from conference roll

 

 


 

HEISER, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

 

Born: 6-11-1908  Shenandoah PA                              married: Viola Alyce Wiest
Died: 12-5-1997  Mechanicsburg PA                         obit: 1940,84

                                                                                    married2: Mabel I. Oberdorff

                                                                                    obit2: 1998,437

1927    license, East Pennsylvania Conference, recommended by Shenandoah Bethany

1932    ordained deacon
1934    ordained elder

 

Interment: Wimdsor PA
Obit: 1998,436

1930-33           Bellwood-Pine Croft
1933-38           White Deer charge
1938-41           Hebbville
1941-47           Mifflin Trinity
1947-51           Baltimore Immanuel
1951-53           Mechanicsburg Grace
1953-59           Williamsport St. Paul's
1959-70           conference program director

1970-74           associate conference program director

1974                retired

                             visitation pastor, Shiremanstown

                             visitation pastor, Lemoyne Grace

Note: The first Mrs. Heiser is the daughter of Rev. Lawrence Orwig Wiest (b. 1867, affiliation uncertain), granddaughter of Samuel L. Wiest, and great-granddaughter of W.W. Orwig.


 

HEISLEY, HOMER WILLIAM

 

Born: 11-27-1905  Marysville PA                               married: Anna Evelyn Page
Died: 6-11-1952                                                          obit: 1984,388

 

1922    licensed, recommended by Marysville

1931    ordained deacon

1933    ordained elder

Interment: Twin Hills Cemetery, Williamsport PA
Obit: 1953,77

1929-32           Dushore
1932-43           Lock Haven

1943-52           Williamsport First

 

Note: Homer W. Heisley is a brother to Lester H. Heisley and the father of Joan Heisley Fisher, wife of Bruce D. Fisher of the Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Church.


 

HEISLEY, LESTER HENRY

 

Born: 1-3-1894  Marysville PA                                   married: Edna Geilow
Died: 10-24-1922  Chicago IL                                   obit:

 

1913    license

Interment:
Obit: Evangelical Church Yearbook 1924, 122

 

1913-14           student, Albright Academy at Myerstown

                        subsequent schooling [exact dates unknown]

                             Albright College

                             Moody Bible Institute

                             McCormick Theological Seminary (Union Theological College)

                        subsequent pastoral service [presumably while a student]

                            1916-18  North Ashland Avenue United Evangelical Church, Chicago IL

                            1918-19  unknown church, Manhattan IL

                            1919-22  Cragin Congregational Church, Chicago IL

He died before his expected 1923 graduation from seminary.

 

Note: Lester H. Heisley is a brother to Homer W. Heisley.  A biographical sketch appears in Hain’s 1922 History of Perry County, page 814.  This name is incorrectly given in the 1913 journal, page 38, as Lester M. Heishley.


 

HEISS, JACOB

 

Born: 12-30-1808  Lancaster County PA                   married:
Died: c1850  St. Joseph County IN                            obit:

 

1841    license

Interment:
Obit:

 

Note: Jacob Heiss is a brother to Peter Heiss and Samuel Heiss.  Two other brothers, Henry Heiss and Levi Heiss, were 1840 charter members of the Ohio Conference – and Levi, who served the Rock River IL circuit for two years while it was part of the Ohio Conference, guided the charter members of the Illinois Conference into that territory in 1844.  There is a brief account of the Heiss family in Stapleton’s 1900 Evangelical Annals, page 107.


 

HEISS, PETER

 

Born: 11-21-1817  Lancaster County PA                   married: Catherine Williams
Died: 11-12-1871  Mifflingburg PA                           obit: [b. 8/1/1824]

 

1842    license
1845    ordained deacon
1847    ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit: [1893,67]

 

1842-43           Cumberland
1843-44           York circuit
1844-45           Somerset
1845-47           located
1847-48           Lycoming
1848-49           Cumberland
1849-50           Strasburg
1850-52           Luzerne
1852-53           Hollidaysburg
1853-54           located
1854-56           Canton
1856                located

 

Note: Peter Heiss is a brother to Jacob Heiss and Samuel Heiss.  Two other brothers, Henry Heiss and Levi Heiss, were 1840 charter members of the Ohio Conference – and Levi, who served the Rock River IL circuit for two years while it was part of the Ohio Conference, guided the charter members of the Illinois Conference into that territory in 1844.  There is a brief account of the Heiss family in Stapleton’s 1900 Evangelical Annals, page 107.


 

HEISS, SAMUEL

 

Born: 7-14-1803  Lancaster County PA                     married: Maria Anna Roland
Died: 2-9-1883  St. Joseph County IN                       obit: [3/8/1808 – 6/29/1849]

                                                                                    married2: Susanna _____

1841    ordained deacon                                             obit2:

Interment: California Church Cemetery, St. Joseph County IN
Obit:

 

1839-41           Armstrong
1841-42           Warren
1842                transfer to Ohio Conference

 

Note: Samuel Heiss is a brother to Jacob Heiss and Peter Heiss.  Two other brothers, Henry Heiss and Levi Heiss, were 1840 charter members of the Ohio Conference – and Levi, who served the Rock River IL circuit for two years while it was part of the Ohio Conference, guided the charter members of the Illinois Conference into that territory in 1844.  There is a brief account of the Heiss family in Stapleton’s 1900 Evangelical Annals, page 107.

 


 

HELLER, JOHN

 

Born: 9-28-1805  Hellerstown [Berrysburg] PA         married: Christina Troutman
Died: 2-14-1892  Loganton PA                                  obit: [1/24/1805 – 6/16/1891]

 

?          license

 

Interment: Fairview Evangelical Cemetery, Loganton PA
Obit: 1892,14

 

Note: John Heller was a local preacher and a wagon-maker in Loganton, Sugar Valley.  He was converted under Bishop Seybert.


 

HENCH, SEIBERT LEE

 

Born: 9-25-1885  Blain PA                                         married: Edna S. Uhrich
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1908    license
1913    ordained, Western Pennsylvania Synod of the Lutheran Church

 

Interment:
Obit:

 

1908-10           student, Albright College

1910-13           student, Gettysburg Lutheran Seminary in Gettysburg PA

1913-15           West Manheim Lutheran

1915-52           Dallastown Christ Lutheran



 

HENDRICKS, J

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1873    license

Interment:
Obit:

 


 

HENGST, BENJAMIN

 

Born: 1826  Yorkanna PA                                          married: Mary A. Dunkle
Died: 11-13-1907  York PA                                       obit:

                                                                                    married2: Mrs. Kate P. Hetzel Rhoads

1847    license                                                             obit2: 1924,83
1849    ordained deacon
1851    ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit: 1908,69

 

1847-49           Center circuit
1849-50           Buffalo circuit
1850-52           Baltimore McEldery Street
1852-54           Baltimore Green Street
1854-56           Center
1856-60           Baltimore District
1860-63           Baltimore Green Street
1863-65           York Queen Street
1865-67           Baltimore Green Street
1867-69           Washington DC
1869-71           Baltimore Green Street
1871-73           Baltimore McEdlery Street
1873-74           Baltimore Memorial
1874-77           Baltimore McEldery Street
1877-78           located
1878-81           Baltimore Memorial
1881-83           Lewisburg
1883-86           Center circuit
1886-89           Loganville
1889-92           York Queen Street
1892-93           Williamsport Market Street
1893-95           Newport
1895-99           York Grace
1899-00           York West
1900-02           located
1902-04           Mt. Holly Springs
1904-05           Emigsville
1905-07           York Bethany
1907                retired

 

Note: Benjamin Hengst is the father of Anna Leah Hengst Benfer, wife of Henry A. Benfer.

 


 

HENN, JACOB

 

Born: 4-27-1835  Europe                                            married: Lydia Ream
Died: 2-20-1903  LeMars IA                                      obit: [9/12/1839 – 9/11/1917]

 

1856    license
1861    ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit: [Iowa 1924,6]

 

1856-57           Center
1857-58           Lycoming
1858-59           Middle Creek
1859-60           Center
1860-62           Baltimore circuit
1862-64           Baltimore McEldery Street
1864-66           Washington DC
1866-68           agent, Washington DC mission
1868-70           Baltimore Green Street
1870                transfer to Iowa Conference

 

Note:  Mrs. Henn is a native of Centre County PA.

 


 

HERMAN, MARK ARTLY

 

Born: 10-5-1892  York Springs PA                            married: Alice Myrtle Herman
Died:8-20-1961  Idaville PA                                      obit:

 

1921    license
1924    ordained deacon

1926    ordained elder

Interment: Uriah Church Cemetery, Cumberland County PA
Obit: 1962,94


1922-24           Rebersburg
1924-31           West Milton
1931-38           Lock Haven mission
1938-50           Espy

1950-54           White Deer

1954-61           Danville

1961                retired

 


 

HEROLD, S

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1872    license

Interment:
Obit:

 



HERTZ, JOHN HENRY

 

Born: 8-28-1846  Linglestown PA                             married: Susan Anna Graybill
Died: 2-25-1926  Sonestown PA                                obit: 1929,87

 

1876    license, recommended by Pine on the Port Trevorton charge
1879    ordained deacon
1881    ordained elder

 

Interment: Sonestown Cemetery, Sonestown PA
Obit: 1926,94

 

1877-78           Columbia
1878-79           Liberty
1879-82           Catawissa
1882-83           Susquehanna
1883-84           Tunkhannock
1884-86           Maple Grove
1886-88           Chanceford
1888-91           Red Lion circuit
1891-92           Shrewsbury
1892-95           Spring Mills
1895-99           Middleburg
1899-03           Perry
1903-04           Cumberland
1904-06           Yoe
1906-08           East Point
1908-12           Sonestown
1912-13           South Wayland
1913                retired

 


 

HESS BENJAMIN

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1844    license
1846    ordained deacon
1848    ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit:

 

1844-45           Center
1845-46           Lycoming
1846-47           Union
1847                Buffalo

 


 

HESSER, CHARLES.

 

Born: 11-5-1807  Orwigsburg PA                              married: Hannah Wagoner
Died: 10-12-1843  McKees Half Falls PA                 obit: [1819-1873]

 

1831    license

Interment: Orwigsburg PA
Obit:

 

Note: A biographical sketch of Charles Hesser is given in Stapleton’s 1900 Annals of the Evangelical Association, page 543.  Mrs. Hesser is the daughter of Charles Wagoner. And a sister to Rebecca Wagoner Hoffman, wife of Francis A. Hoffman, and Elizabeth Wagoner Orwig, mother of Bishop W.W. Orwig.

 


 

HETNER, JOHN A.

 

Born: c1850                                                                married: Rebecca ­­­­­_____
Died: 1942                                                                  obit: 1938,59

 

1872    license
1873    ordained deacon
1875    ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit: Pittsburgh Conference 1942,53

 

1871-72           Milton
1872-73           Sugar Valley
1873-75           Liverpool
1875-76           Millerstown
1876-77           Orangeville
1877                transfer to Platte River Conference

                        transfer to Kansas Conference

1893                withdrew irregularly
                        reinstated as local elder, Pittsburgh Conference



 

HEWITT, CLYDE ERNEST

 

Born: 1-31-1897  Fulton County PA                          married: Clara Erma Royer
Died: 11-28-1934  Mechanicsburg PA                       obit:

 

1917    license, recommended by Berkley Springs
1920    ordained deacon
1927    ordained elder


Interment: Mechanicsburg Cemetery, Mechanicsburg PA
Obit: 1935,87

 

1918-19           Wapwallopen
1919-20           Rebersburg
1920-26           student, Albright College

                             1922-23  Klinefeltersville

                             1924-25  Charlton

     1925-26  Steelton

1926-29           State College
1929-31           student, Princeton Theological Seminary at Princeton NJ

     1929-31  Locktown NJ Congregational Church

1931-34           Mechanicsburg

 


 

HILL, ELMER S.

 

Born: 4-21-1888  Lycoming County PA                    married: Clara Virgil Rider
Died: 1-16-1933                                                          obit: 1979,345

 

1915    license, recommended by Jersey Shore
1917    ordained deacon
1919    ordained elder

 

Interment: Hughesville PA
Obit: 1933,78

 

1915-16           Pennsdale
1916-20           South Wayland
1920-25           Liberty
1925-29           Loganville
1929-32           Cumberland
1932-33           Baltimore Immanuel

 

Note: Elmer S. Hill is a brother to Harry D. Hill.


 

HILL, HARRY DOLMER

 

Born: 4-27-1877  near Hughesville PA                       married: Sarah A. Bartlow
Died: 10-27-1960                                                        obit: 1924,82

                                                                                    Married2: Mary Alice Bennett

1906    license, recommended by Hughesville           obit2: 1979,346
1910    ordained deacon
1912    ordained elder

 

Interment: Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville PA
Obit: 1961,87

 

1908-12           South Wayland
1912-16           Grover
1916-19           Nuremberg
1919-24           Loganton
1924-26           Berwick Bower Memorial
1926-33           Baltimore Olive Branch
1933-48           York Grace

1948                retired

 

Note: Harry D. Hill is a brother to Elmer S. Hill.

 


 

HINKLE, GEORGE

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

license
ordained deacon
ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit:

 

1852                Perry circuit
                        left the church



 

HINKLE, J.

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1852    license

Interment:
Obit:

 

Note:  John Hinkle appears to have been a school teacher in Mechanicsburg who functioned as a local preacher.  An 1852 letter written by him says he was “unable to preach for health reasons.”



 

HIPPLE, CHARLES W.

 

Born: 7-4-1870  near Carlisle PA                                married: Maggie Murray
Died: 3-18-1940  Hellam PA                                      obit: 1933,79

 

1892    license, recommended by New Kingston
1896    ordained deacon
1898    ordained elder

 

Interment: Mt. Holly Cemetery, Mt. Holly Springs PA
Obit: 1941,90

 

1894-95           Zion's Grove
1895-96           Tunkhannock
1896-97           Bellefonte circuit
1897-98           Cumberland circuit
1898-99           West Clifford
1899-01           Waller circuit
1901-04           Craleyville
1904-06           Hagerstown circuit
1906-10           Perry circuit
1910-14           Warrensville
1914-16           Salladasburg
1916-21           Wellsville
1921-24           Port Trevorton
1924-28           McClure
1928-33           Hellam

1933                retired

 


 

HIPPLE, HERMAN H.

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1916    license

Interment:
Obit:

 

Note: Herman H. Hipple was a resident of Marysville PA.

 


 

HOCH, WILLIAM C.

 

Born: 8-25-1871  Mahanoy City PA                          married: Carrie Jeannette Fetzer
Died: 8-6-1940  Lewisburg PA                                  obit: 1949,96

 

1893    license
1895    ordained deacon
1898    ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit: 1941,89

 

1893-94           Tunkhannock
1894-95           Milton circuit
1895-96           Spring Mills
1896-98           Port Trevorton
1898-99           Good Will
1899-09           East Prospect
1902-05           Felton
1905-08           Middleburg
1908-12           Mifflinburg
1912-15           West Berwick
1915-16           Baltimore Olive Branch
1916-19           Glen Rock
1919-23           West Milton
1923-26           Hummels Wharf
1926-30           Hughesville
1930-32           Windsor
1932-34           Danville
1934-37           Marysville
1937                retired

 


 

HOFFMAN, BALTHASAR

 

Born: 1-5-1828  Bavaria                                             married:
Died: 2-14-1912  Jasper County MO             obit:

 

1852    license, Evangelical Church

1861    ordained, Cincinnati OH Presbytery

 

Interment:
Obit:

 

1854-55           Lycoming
1855-56           Clinton
1856                “transfer” to the German Reformed Church

1856-59           Sellersburg IN

1859                “transfer” to Ohio German Conference of the United Brethren Church

1859-63           (locations unknown, apparently Presbyterian connections during this time)

1863                transfer to Ohio Conference of the Evangelical Association

1863-64           (locations unknown)

1864                transfer to Indiana Conference of the Evangelical Association

1864-65           Montgomery

1865-66           Richmond

1866-68           Fulton

1868-70           South Bend circuit

1872                began serving in the Presbyterian Church

1872-78           Holton & Arlington KS

1878-80           Summit & Prosperity MO

1880-93           ?

1893-?             Clafin KS Salem

                        retired a member of the Ozark Presbytery

 

Note: Balthasar [aka Balthazar] Hoffman studied for the priesthood at the Jesuit College in Rome 1844-45 and converted to Protestantism in 1850.


 

HOFFMAN, BENJAMIN GRIFFIN

 

Born: 5-18-1893  Milton PA                                       married: Eva Imogene Miller
Died: 8-14-1987                                                          obit: 1979,346

 

1916    license, recommended by West Milton
1919    ordained deacon
1921    ordained elder

 

Interment: Montoursville
Obit: 1988,414

 

1916-17           Keystone
1917-20           Bloserville
1920-27           Leesburg
1927-34           Yorkana
1934-42           Lycoming
1942-56           Jersey Shore
1956-64           Hughesville

1964                retired

 


 

HOFFMAN, ELISHA ALBRIGHT

 

Born: 5-7-1839  Orwigsburg PA                                married: Susanna M. Orwig
Died: 11-25-1929  Chicago IL                                   obit: [6/1/1844 – 6/22/1876]

                                                                                    married2: Emma S. Hoffman [c. 1878]

1867    license, East Pennsylvania Conference           obit2:
1868    ordained deacon, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

1867-68           Lebanon station

1868-69           Fairville station

1869                open transfer, apparently to pursue music business in Cleveland OH

1895                withdrew from the denomination, apparently because of the denominational split

1900-15           First Presbyterian Church in Benton Harbor MI

1915-22           First Presbyterian Church in Cabery IL

 

Note: Elisha Hoffman is the son of Francis A. Hoffman.  He is a noted writer and publisher of gospel songs.  The first Mrs. Hoffman is the daughter of William W. Orwig.  A biographical sketch of Susanna Orwig Hoffman, including some of her poetry, is given in Stapleton’s 1908 Flashlights of Evangelical History, pages 166–173.  The mothers of Elisha Hoffman and W.W. Orwig were sisters, and so the first Mrs. Hoffman was the daughter of his first cousin.


 

HOFFMAN, FRANCIS A.

 

Born: 1-3-1806  Hamburg PA                                    married: Rebecca Ann Wagoner
Died: 7-26-1894                                                          obit:

 

1826    license
1828    ordained deacon
1832    ordained elder

 

1824-25           Schuylkill circuit (beginning fall 1824)

1826-27           Mansfield and Canton OH circuits

1827-28           Franklin and Berkley circuits

1828-29           Union circuit

1829-30           Centre circuit

1830-31           located

1831-32           Berkley (beginning fall 1831)

1832-33           Lancaster circuit

1833-34           Union circuit

1834-35           Centre circuit

1835-36           York circuit

1836-37           Lycoming circuit

1837-38           Lebanon circuit

1838-39           Lehigh circuit

1839-40           Lebanon circuit

1840-42           Schuylkill circuit

1842-43           Womelsdorf circuit

1843-44           Pine Grove station

1844-46           Lehigh circuit

1846-48           Philadelphia station

1848-52           superintendent, Philadelphia District

1852-54           superintendent, Lebanon District

1854-56           superintendent, Orwigsburg District

1856-57           Reading

1857-58           New York City

1858-62           superintendent, Lebanon District

1862-64           Pine Grove

1864-66           Lehigh circuit

1866-68           Lebanon

1868-71           superintendent, Easton District

1871-72           superintendent, Harrisburg District

1872-73           Philadelphia Sixth Street

1873-74           Philadelphia Fifth Street mission

1874-75           Philadelphia Fourth Street

1875-76           Philadelphia Fifth Street

1876-78           Norristown mission

1878-81           Emmaus mission

1881-84           Tremont circuit

1884-85           Womelsdorf circuit

1885-86           East Reading mission

1886                retired

 

Note: Francis A. Hoffman is the father of Elisha A. Hoffman and Francis C. Hoffman.  A biographical sketch his given in Stapleton’s 1900 Annals of the Evangelical Association, page 544.  Mrs. Hoffman is the daughter of Charles Wagoner and a sister to Hannah Wagoner Hesser, wife of Charles Hesser, and Elizabeth Wagoner Orwig, mother of Bishop W.W. Orwig.

 


 

HOFFMAN, FRANCIS C.

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1860    license
1862    ordained deacon
1865    ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit:

 

1860-61           Cumberland
1861-73           faculty, Union Seminary at New Berlin PA

                        moved to Cleveland OH

 

Note: Francis C. Hoffman is the son of Francis A. Hoffman and a brother to Elisha A. Hoffman.  In 1914, he was associated with First Church [denominational affiliation uncertain] in Newton MA.  At the time of the 1916 Evangelical Centennial Celebration, Mrs. Francis C. Hoffman was noted as living in Newton Center MA.


 

HOFFMAN, GEORGE C

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1893    ordained deacon

Interment:
Obit:



 

HOGUE, RALPH WAYNE

 

Born:                                                                           married: Charlene _____
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1952    license, recommended by Bradford Hill Memorial, Erie Conference EUB
1957    ordained elder, Erie Conference EUB

 

Interment:
Obit:

 

1957-60           Glenwood, Erie assistant
1960-62           Bradford Degolia

1962                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1962-67           Buffalo Run

1967-75           Centre Hall

1975-81           Fayetteville Otterbein

1981-94           Hughesville Bethany

1994-95           Blossburg

1995                retired

                             1995-96  York St. Luke’s


 

HOLLENBAUGH, JAMES A.

 

Born: 3-5-1852  Blain PA                                           married: Emma Mary Davis
Died: 11-6-1932  Lewisburg PA                                obit: 1943,86

 

1877    license, recommended by Stony Point on the Perry circuit

1879    ordained deacon

1881    ordained elder

 

Interment: Lewisburg Cemetery, Lewisburg PA
Obit: 1933,77

 

1877-79           Wyoming
1879-81           Lenoxville
1881-87           transfer to Pacific Conference

1881-84           Albany mission

1884                charter member of Oregon Conference

1884-85           Albany mission

1885-87           Salem

1887                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference
1887-90           Lewisburg
1890-92           Lock Haven
1892-96           Williamsport First
1896-98           Williamsport St. Paul
1898-02           Altoona
1901-06           Baltimore Memorial
1906-10           Lewisburg
1910-14           superintendent, Williamsport District
1914-18           superintendent, Carlisle District
1918-21           Jersey Shore
1921                retired

 

Note: James A. Hollenbaugh is a brother to Reuben C. Hollenbaugh.

 


 

HOLLENBAUGH, REUBEN CREIGHTON

 

Born: 12-25-1861                                                        married:
Died: 7-6-1893                                                            obit:

 

1885    license

Interment: Stony Point United Evangelical Church Cemetery, Perry County PA
Obit: 1894,55

 

Note: Reuben C. Hollenbaugh is a brother to James A. Hollenbaugh.  His surname is also given as HOLLENBACH.


 

HOLLOPETER, ELWOOD LYLE

 

Born: 5-22-1918  Rockton PA                                    married: Eva Newkirk
Died: 4-26-2009  Wellsboro PA                                 obit:

 

1956    license, recommended by Clearfield First Baptist

1957    ordained, Baptist Church

 

Interment: East Point Cemetery, East Point PA
Obit: 2009,422

 

1957-58           First Baptist, St. Mary’s OH

1958                transfer to Indiana Conference of the Methodist Church
1958-60           Hope First
1960-62           Clarksville

1962                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference EUB
1962-64           Union circuit

1964-67           Salladasburg

1967-68           Hartfield Memorial, Mayville NY

1968-79           Riverview, Buffalo NY

1970-75           Lycoming

1975-78           Pine Creek

1978-82           Howard

1982-92           Wallis Run

1992                retired

Note: Elwood L. Hollopeter is a brother to Jason P. Hollopeter; they are the sons of Rev. Jason B. Hollopeter of the Church of the Brethren.


 

HOLLOPETER, JASON PHILIP

 

Born: 9-30-1913  Rockton PA                                    married: Nellie Dean Wright

Died: 5-20-1996                                                          obit: 2008,409

 

1942    license, recommended by Decker MI Baptist

1946    ordained, American Baptist

 

Interment: Rockton Memorial Cemetery, Rockton PA
Obit: 1996,413

 

1942-50           [American Baptist churches]

                             Lawton MI

                             Decker MI

1950-62           [Methodist churches]

                             Otisville MI

                             (Beaverton MI?)

                             Elkton MI

                             Central Square NY, Northern New York Conference

                             Savona NY

                             Skinners Eddy, Wyoming Conference

1960                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference EUB

1960-62           Grover & East Point

1962-65           Liberty & East Point

1965-66           Nashville MI, Michigan Conference

1966-69           Freemont IN, Michigan Conference

1969-72           Millheim

1972-74           Kunkle OH

1974-76           Petersburg (ending 10/31/76)

1976-79           Susquehanna Valley (beginning 11/1/76)

1979                retired

                             Calvary UM, Bippus IN

 

Note: Jason P. Hollopeter is a brother to Elwood L. Hollopeter, and the father of Rev. Jason C. Hollopeter of the United Brethren (Old Constitution) Church [see Susquehanna Conference EUB/UM list].  He and Elwood are the sons of Rev. Jason B. Hollopeter of the Church of the Brethren.


 

HOOSE, H. DEAN

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1907    license

Interment:
Obit:

 


 

HORN, J.B.

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:
Obit:

 

1874                dropped


 

HORN, WILLIAM

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1891    license

Interment:
Obit:



 

HORNBECK, HAROLD CLIFTON

 

Born: 8-30-1907                                                          married: Sarah Ann Bower
Died: 9-17-1998                                                          obit: 1998,440

 

1928    license, recommended by West Milton
1937    ordained elder, New York Conference

 

Interment: Harmony Cemetery, Milton PA
Obit: [1999,423]

 

1933                transfer to New York Conference

1933-39           Grove-Swain
1939-42           Binghamton

1942                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference
1942-46           Lycoming
1946-52           Berwick St. Paul's
1952-58           Lewistown Trinity
1958-68           Mifflin Trinity

1968-71           Mount Nittany

1971-75           Houserville

1975                retired

                             1975-76  Church Hill

                             1978       Axeman-Weaver

 

Note: Mrs. Hornberger is a sister to Tamer Evans, wife of H.A. Dietrich.


 

HORNBERGER, ZACHARIAH

 

Born:                                                                           married: Minerva Evans
Died: 1893                                                                  obit: [b.1837]

 

1859    license
1859    ordained deacon
1861    ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit: 1894,55

 

1858-59           Perry
1859-60           Montour
1860-61           Cherry
1861-62           York circuit
1862-64           Cumberland
1864-65           Conewago
1865-67           Shrewsbury
1867-68           Gettysburg
1868-70           Clinton
1870-72           Liberty
1872                Seneca
1872-73           Jersey Shore
1873-75           Port Trevorton
1875-77           Lewistown and Patterson
1877-78           Lewisburg
1878-79           Shickshinny
1879-81           Buffalo circuit
1881-82           Danville
1882-84           East Liberty
1884-85           Milesburg
1885-1887       Seneca Falls
1887-88           Red Lion circuit
1888-92           assistant editor, The Living Epistle and English Sunday-school Literature
1892                located
                        withdrew

 


 

HOSTERMAN, WARD KRAPE

 

Born: 2-4-1902  near Woodward PA                         married: Beatrice S. Rishel
Died: 7-1-1962  Lewisburg PA                                  obit: [1989,486]

 

1930    license
1932    ordained deacon

1934    ordained elder

 

Interment: Reformed Cemetery, Aaronsburg PA
Obit: 1963,101

 

1930-35           Mt. Holly Springs
1935-47           Centre Hall

1947-54           Leesburg

1954-61           Sugar Valley

1961-62           White Deer

 


 

HOTTENSTEIN, CHARLES STETLER

 

Born:                                                                           married: Annie G. Gerhart
Died:                                                                           obit: [?/?/1896 – 1/16/1986]

 

1912    license, recommended by Winfield

Interment:
Obit:

 

1912                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1912-16           student, Albright College

 

Note: Beginning with a 1916-17 term as principal of the high school at New Albany PA, Charles S. Hottenstein went on to a distinguished career as an educator.  Though not an itinerant, he maintained membership in the East Pennsylvania Conference.


 

HOUSE, CLYDE EDWARD

 

Born: 5-18-1901  Frostburg MD                                 married: Ethel Perry

Died: 12-6-1973                                                          obit: 2008,410

                                                                                    married2: H. Marie Hornberger

                                                                                    obit2: 2008,410

1918    quarterly conference license, Altoona Greenwood

1928    license, Allegheny Conference

1930    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Union Cemetery, Richfield PA

Obit: 1974,423

 

1927-30           student, Bonebrake [United] Theological Seminary in Dayton OH

1930-31           Runville

1931-39           Bigler

1939-42           Trafford City

1942-44           Westmoreland

1944-51           Richfield

1951                transfer by boundary change to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1951-52           Richfield

1952-54           Montoursville-Pennsdale

1954-63           Rebersburg

1963-66           Lopez-Dushore

1966                retired

 

Note: Clyde E. House is related to two Allegheny Conference pastors included in the United Brethren files.  He is the son of Edwin F. House and a brother to Carrie Almetta House Orlidge, wife of Alfred J. Orlidge.

 


 

HOUSEAL, DAVID ABEL

 

Born:                                                                           married: Peggy _____
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1961    license, recommended by Carlisle First
1965    ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit:

 

1961-62           student, Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena CA

1962-65           student, Evangelical Theological Seminary in Naperville IL

                             1963-65  Rollo UCC, Rollo IL

1965-66           Rollo UCC, Rollo IL

1966-71           Duncannon

1971-73           student

1973-80           York Bethlehem

1980                withdrew, page 273

Note: David A. Houseal is the son of Harry A. Houseal.


 

HOUSEAL, HARRY ALBERT

 

Born: 10-4-1908                                                          married: Beatrice Romain Abel
Died: 7-22-1995                                                          obit:

 

1927    license, recommended by York Grace

1933    ordained deacon
1935    ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit:

 

1931-37           Montoursville-Pennsdale
1937-43           Millheim
1943-57           Lemoyne
1957-59           York Bethany

1959-67           Carlisle First

1967-68           Chewsville

1968                dropped, page 237

 

Note: Harry A. Houseal is the father of David A. Houseal.

 


 

HOUSER, A.

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1870    ordained deacon

Interment:
Obit:



 

HOUTZ, WILLIAM H.

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1867    license

Interment:
Obit:

 

 


 

HOWER, JAMES FRANKLIN

 

Born: 3-31-1864  Lycoming County                          married: Ida D. Moyer

Died: 8-15-1943                                                          obit: 1945,83

 

1897    license
1900    ordained deacon
1902    ordained elder

 

Interment: Lewisburg PA
Obit: 1944,79

 

1898-02           Danville
1902-05           Lopez
1905-08           Dushore
1908-12           Bellefonte
1912-16           Scranton
1916-21           Baltimore
1921-24           Milton
1924-27           State College
1927-32           Glen Rock
1932-36           Nescopeck
1936                retired

 


 

HUDDELL, HOWARD EARL

 

Born: 8-26-1903  Philadelphia PA                              married: Doris Melissa Bishop
Died: 4-14-1967  Ephrata PA                                     obit:

 

1936    license, recommended by Kearney NE
1940    ordained deacon
1942    ordained elder

 

Interment: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington VA
Obit: Eastern Conference 1967,133

 

1926-27           Dayking, Powell & Hazard NE, Methodist Episcopal Church

1936-37           Eddysville NE

1938                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1938-40           Manchester and Yorkshire

1940-42           Ransom

1942-46           chaplain, US Army

1946-48           Mifflinburg

1948-50           Loganville

1950-57           chaplain, US Army

1957                transfer to Northeastern Conference
1957-62           Jersey City Zion
1962-65           Brownstown Emmanuel & Rothsville Salem

1965-67           Brownstown Emmanuel


 

HUFF, FLOYD ARTHUR

 

Born: 1-4-1888  Union County PA                            married: Anna Smith
Died: 6-14-1959  Lewisburg PA                                obit:

 

1924    license

Interment: Highland Cemetery, New Columbia PA
Obit: 1960,87

 

1925-26           Centre Hall
1926-27           Williamsport Trinity
1927-31           Buffalo Valley
1931                located

 

Note: Floyd A. Huff returned to the teaching profession and served as an active layman in the local church.


 


 

HUMMEL, NORMAN LONG

 

Born: 12-16-1888  Snyder County PA                       married: Edna Belva Logan
Died: 8-21-1980  Camp Hill PA                                 obit: 1559,106

                                                                                    married2: Mrs. Alice Eva Haney Niebel Steinmetz

1908    license, recommended by Shreiners                obit2: 1984,389                              
1919    ordained deacon
1921    ordained elder

 

Interment: Shreiners Church Cemetery, Shamokin Dam PA
Obit: 1981,333

 

1917-22           State College
1922-26           York Bethany
1926-32           Williamsport St. Paul
1932-39           York Trinity
1939-59           superintendent, Williamsport District
1959                retired

 


 

HUMMELBAUGH, H.A.

 

Born:  Adams County PA                                          married: Mary Jane Myers
Died: 1922  Los Angeles CA                                     obit: [1833 – 1908]

 

1871    ordained deacon

Interment:
Obit:

 

service in Iowa

transfer to California Conference

Evangelical Association, not United Evangelical Church


 

HUMMELSHEIM, LEVI

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1845    ordained deacon
1847    ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit:

 

1844-45           Cumberland
1845-47           Gettysburg circuit
1847-48           Perry circuit
1848-49           Tuscarora Mission

 



 

HUMMER, GEORGE BERNARD

 

Born: 5-26-1925  York PA                                         married: Helen Ruth Rohrbaugh
Died: 2-5-1014  Hanover PA                                      obit:

 

1948    license, recommended by York Trinity
1953    ordained elder

 

Interment: Prospect Hill Cemetery, York PA
Obit: [York Daily Record 2/9/2014]

 

1950-54           Danville
1954-59           Selinsgrove
1959-67           Williamsport Trinity

1967-87           chaplain, US Navy

1987                retired

                             1997  withdrew, page 207

 

Note: George B. Hummer retired to Hanover PA.


 

HUMMER, JAMES CEPHAS

 

Born: 10-10-1883  Loudon County VA                     married: Annie Amelia Whaley [6/10/1856]
Died: 6-10-1903                                                          obit: [d. 2/19/1917]

 

?          license, Virginia Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South

 

Interment:
Obit:

 

1855-56           Middlesex

1870-71           Frederick MD Trinity

1882-86           Baltimore John Wesley Chapel, Independent Methodist Church

1886                “transfer” to Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Association

1887                Baltimore Trinity (Aug-Oct)

 

Note: J.C. Hummer was a Maryland homeopathic medical doctor who also supplied pulpits for the Evangelical Association.  In 1885 he is listed as pastor of Baltimore’s John Wesley Chapel of the Independent Methodist denomination.  The nature of his ministerial credentials is not known.  There is also mention of a Rev. J.C. Hummer in the Methodist Church in Virginia and Maryland in the mid-1800’s.


 

HUMPHREYS, HARRY ANDREW

 

Born: 1911 Baltimore MD                                          married: Gladys A. _____
Died: 1976                                                                  obit:

 

1940    license, recommended by Emmaus Second Street

1943    ordained deacon
1945    ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit:

 

1940-45           Bryansville
1945-50           Hebbville
1950-51           without appointment
1951-52           Lewistown Trinity
1952-53           Baltimore St. Matthew
1953                transfer to Atlantic Conference

1953-55           without appointment

1955-57           local elder: see 1955,49

1957                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference
1957-59           Oberlin

1959-60           living in Baltimore

1960                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference
1960-64           Baltimore St. John's

1964-65           Baltimore Salem, Eastern Conference

1965                located

 

Note: The 1937 Albright College graduation list states that Harry Andrew Humphreys was from Baltimore MD.  He coached basketball and track at Emmaus PA before entering the ministry.


 

HUNT, LEVI CLARENCE

 

Born: 7-30-1873  Seitzland PA                                  married: Anna Frey
Died: 1948  Pottsville                                                 obit:

 

1896    license

Interment:
Obit:

 

1896-97           student, Dickinson College

1897                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1897-98           Columbia

1898-01           faculty, Albright College at Myerstown PA

     1898-99  Myerstown

1901-05           student, Drew Theological Seminary in Madison NJ

     1901-04  Centerport NY, Methodist Episcopal Church

1905-09           Reading Grace

1909-13           Philadelphia Germantown

1913-15           Bangor

1915-23           president, Albright College at Myerstown PA

1923                “transfer” to the Evangelical Congregational Church [which retained the name United Evangelical for a few years]

1923-26           Allentown Bethany

1926-31           Reading First

1931-34           Philadelphia Kembel Park

1934-39           Schuylkill Haven Park

1939-?             Boyertown

 

Note: L. Clarence Hunt appears to be the preferred form of this name.



 

HUNTER, GEORGE

 

Born: 10-14-1824  Columbia County PA                   married: Sarah Greenough
Died: 12-7-1901  Lewisburg                                       obit:

 

1848    license
1850    ordained deacon
1853    ordained elder

 

Interment: Lewisburg PA
Obit: [1902,83]

 

1848-49           Virginia circuit

1849-50           Gettysburg circuit

1850-51           Virgiia circuit

1851-52           Shrewsbury

1852-53           Perry

1853-54           Buffalo

1854-55           Luzerne

1855-57           Seneca Falls

1857-58           Hagerstown

1858-60           Shrewsbury

1860-61           Lewisburg

1861-63           Columbia

1863-65           Gettysburg

1865-67           New Berlin

1867-68           Cumberland   

1868-69           New Berlin

1869-71           Lock Haven

1871-72           Williamsport Bennett Street

1872-73           located

1873-74           White Deer

1874-76           Buffalo

1876-78           located

1878-79           Bloomsburg

1879-81           Danville Emmanuel

1881-83           Centre Hall

1883-88           located

1888-89           Leesburg

1889                retired

 



 

HUSLER, THURMAN REESE

 

Born: 9-15-1888  Leesburg PA                                   married: Verna G. Cover
Died: 6-13-1973                                                          obit: [d. 2/8/1922]

                                                                                    married2: Jane Amanda Kane

1924    license, recommended by Leesburg                obit2: 1981,439
1929    ordained elder

 

Interment: Leesburg
Obit: 1974,425

 

1924-25           Hancock MD
1925-27           South Wayland NY

1927-28           Howard
1928-31           Lock Haven mission
1931-40           West Milton
1940-50           Sugar Valley
1950-57           Felton
1957                Retired

 

Note: Thurman R. Husler is an uncle to Rev. James Nenninger, affiliation unknown.



 

HYDE, JACOB S.

 

Born: 9-27-1828                                                          married: Amanda Crane
Died: 3-12-1865                                                          obit:

 

1851    received into the itinerancy

Interment:
Obit: [Pittsburgh Conference 1866]

 

1850-51           Franklin circuit
1851                transfer to Pittsburg Conference

1851-53

1853-54           New Paris

1854-55          

1855                located

Note: Jacob S. Hyde died in the Civil War, of disease, while a captain in the West Virginia Cavalry.  There is a possibility the Rev. J.S. Hyde of the Evangelical Association may not be the Jacob S. Hyde whose dates and spouse are given above.